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Help! I need a good HDD wiper/cleaner/eraser please

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ive noticed some disturbing problems with my OS and decided to format and reinstall my OS. after doing so i noticed the same problems!!!! Im not positive its a virus; it could possibly be hardware but its probably not. so, b4 i rma my new equipment, and even if I do, Id like a good hard disk drive cleaner/eraser. something I can use to completely erase all data on my hdd. I know windows os disks dont actually do that, that some data is permenantly retained even with a "format". so I want a program that is on a bootable cd that will totally wipe clean the whole hdd.

reccomendations please. thanx
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http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,469-...d,0/video.html
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a specific retail program please, no freeware junk please.
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uuummmmm? Let me see if I can find one
    
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That isn't "junk". It does the same job as everything else that you would waste money on.
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Windows Washer has a Hard drive eraser...

http://www.webroot.com/consumer/prod...b8c19a5d248fc9
    
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Originally Posted by danielackerman View Post
ive noticed some disturbing problems with my OS and decided to format and reinstall my OS. after doing so i noticed the same problems!!!! Im not positive its a virus; it could possibly be hardware but its probably not. so, b4 i rma my new equipment, and even if I do, Id like a good hard disk drive cleaner/eraser. something I can use to completely erase all data on my hdd. I know windows os disks dont actually do that, that some data is permenantly retained even with a "format". so I want a program that is on a bootable cd that will totally wipe clean the whole hdd.

reccomendations please. thanx
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post #8 of 10
This is the best HD wiper I've found yet. Its prob overkill for what you want to do, as it overwrites the data several times to ensure it cant be recovered. Plus its free

http://dban.sourceforge.net/
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post #9 of 10
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thanx
post #10 of 10
http://support.wdc.com/download/inde...pid=999&swid=3

Write ZEROs to the drive, if you need a guide its in my sig.

It writes zeros to the whole drive which will make it like "new" again.

Or you can use one of the programs above that write random numbers... but I prefer just to write zeros.
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