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#1 gbertolone



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Posted 24 May 2004 - 08:35 AM

I posted about 10 days ago re: my hijacked browser. Wanted to thank all who responded again for the knowledgable advice. Have a new question - just a general one. Have an older Sony Vaio PC i need to dispose of. What do you recommend as the best way to cleanout the hard drive so I can feel comfortable recycling it or putting out in the trash? Want to make sure that no personal info or files will be left for someone to access.

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 09:44 AM

two options..
1. Find a zero-write/fill utility.

Here is one..

2. Remove the hard drive and recycle everything else.

Edited by shadowwar, 24 May 2004 - 09:47 AM.

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 10:05 AM

Woah woah! DONT THROW IT OUT! There are plenty of people here that would like to have it as a test machine.

#4 gbertolone



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Posted 24 May 2004 - 06:35 PM

How would I work passing along this PC as a test machine? Plus I still would have to clean it out first. We have a computer recycle day twice a year here and the county fixes up whatever they can for schools. So that is an option, but trash is my last resort.

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