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Advanced Glock Armorer
01-03-2009, 20:09
Hi Guys,

I need your help. What do you recommend for wiping the computer "CLEAN" prior to re-formatting the hard drive with Windows XP Home Edition.

Thanking you all in advance for your help & sage advise.

Fraternally yours

Jimmy Ward

PS: Someone mentioned DBAN for this task.

01-03-2009, 21:16
Well, if you're doing it just to reinstall Windows, you'll have the option of deleting and then re-creating the partition on which Windows will be installed. If you're trying to do it to securely delete some data before reinstalling Windows, yes Darik's Boot and Nuke ( is a good first step.

01-04-2009, 00:34
Second on Darik's Boot N Nuke...

Nice little program!

Will definitly whack all the RootKits on your system... Used it quite a bit for this purpose.


01-04-2009, 00:49
Boot n Nuke works fine if you really want erase the data otherwise a format or erase partitions is fine for the most part if you're keeping the computer.

Advanced Glock Armorer
01-17-2009, 09:29
I used the Boot & Nuke 2.0 and It worked like a charm.

Thanks Again