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I wanted to note: I was using DBAN (that's the darin's boot and nuke) via usb drive and realized if I didn't pull the thumb drive at the right point it would start nuking the thumb drive. Just the one caveat you might want to keep in mind if you go that route.

If the laptop supports PXE booting (it'd have to be pretty old to not support pxe booting) you can always pxe boot DBAN. No worries about errant CD drives or inadvertently wiping thumb drives that way. You would need a second PC for that, obviously. Linux or Windows or whatever, doesn't matter. If you're interested in the pxe idea let me know I will help you out.
 
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I wanted to note: I was using DBAN (that's the darin's boot and nuke) via usb drive and realized if I didn't pull the thumb drive at the right point it would start nuking the thumb drive. Just the one caveat you might want to keep in mind if you go that route.

If the laptop supports PXE booting (it'd have to be pretty old to not support pxe booting) you can always pxe boot DBAN. No worries about errant CD drives or inadvertently wiping thumb drives that way. You would need a second PC for that, obviously. Linux or Windows or whatever, doesn't matter. If you're interested in the pxe idea let me know I will help you out.

Yeah, pretty much what I did. I don't know why but now I cannot seem to instal any OS :/ I'll post a picture tomorrow to see if you can help me get this running, just for the sake of it.
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