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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

If the HDD doesn't work take a hammer to it...
If the HDD works you can run it no problem...stop asking questions and do it.

its not working............

define not working...hdd or dban?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

define not working...hdd or dban?

dban, because when I plug the actually hdd I can see it.
post #13 of 40
If it's the HDD that's not working, and you need a way to protect/destroy your data:

1. Unscrew everything - oftentimes, there are screws taped over.
2. Open the HDD
3. Scratch the discs as much as possible
4. Destroy/wreck the seeker head
5. Take out the magnet (it's very, very strong - keep it around!)
6. Pop the little gray pouch - be wary though, tons of little balls will come out. Throw these away.
7. Do away with the rest.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by luXfer View Post

If it's the HDD that's not working, and you need a way to protect/destroy your data:
1. Unscrew everything - oftentimes, there are screws taped over.
2. Open the HDD
3. Scratch the discs as much as possible
4. Destroy/wreck the seeker head
5. Take out the magnet (it's very, very strong - keep it around!)
6. Pop the little gray pouch - be wary though, tons of little balls will come out. Throw these away.
7. Do away with the rest.
Good luck!

lol no I want to reuse the drive it works but I can't erase data off it and I can't reinstall an os on it.
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Looks like you have access to a Windows computer (or at least Wine)? http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ Download this. Run the .exe. Select DBAN from the list of OS's to install, then select "Download ISO". Pretty simple, USB will be bootable and everything will work perfectly.

edit: Of course the assumption is you have an empty USB drive, anything 512MB or bigger I'm sure.
 
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Oh.. So thats what you meant with Kill.. Cause After I saw the title, already came up with 20 ways.. to uh.. "Kill" rolleyes.gif XD
   
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If you're having that much trouble with dban (an excellent utility, by the way) then give killdisk a go: here

Just burn the isp to a cd and boot from it. GL
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post #18 of 40
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If you're having that much trouble with dban (an excellent utility, by the way) then give killdisk a go: here
Just burn the isp to a cd and boot from it. GL

nvm the hard drive is dead now.
post #19 of 40
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http://www.dban.org/
Run it like 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times and you should be good.
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Define "Doesn't work". If your HDD is completely dead, won't power on, spin, etc.; the quickest method is a propane torch or maybe a shotgun. If it powers on, just run DBAN:
1 pass if most likely a noob will get your laptop
3 passes if your drive contained somewhat illegal or confidential information (passwords, your SSN, company secrets etc.)
7 passes if you're really paranoid
25 passes if you're extremely paranoid

Why would running it more than once do anything? If everything is deleted after the first use then there shouldn't be any benefit in doing this.
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^ this

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