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  • Got a tech/ethic problem.

    As some of you fellas know folks give me old computers I fix them and give them to the students who have none at home.

    Some folks give me computers with HD removed for security but most just give me the Computer "As is" asking the I clean the HD before I give the computer to the kids.

    I had a program called "Clean-up" that I used along with Spy-bot, in order to save the basic OS.
    Of late, I have just been reformatting with Fedora 11 and I figured that the reformatting removed any data on the HD, so my word was good.

    Of late I have been reading that even reformat ed HDs can be read..this creates a problem.

    How can I promise to "clean the HD''if I don't know if it is clean.

    Are they any programs that will completely, for sure, wipe the HD..I have two computers and 5 HDs sitting in the garage (and school is opening) but I cannot use them if they are not clean and I cannot afford nor can the school to buy 10 or 20 new HD per year.

    I was thinking that reformatting say 5 times may do it?????

    karl
    Last edited by kARL; August 29, 2009, 21:56.
    Karl

    [url]http://grrrscave.blogspot.com/[/url]

    Keep those e-mails and calls to your Congress people coming.

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    Re: Got a tech/ethic problem.

    The HD makers have a free utility that 0's the drive that makes it unrecoverable.
    Otherwise:
    http://howto.wikia.com/wiki/Howto_wi...clean_in_Linux

    A reformat and reinstall of an os is 90% unrecoverable, running the 0 util or the Linux command makes up for that last 10%
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    • #3
      Re: Got a tech/ethic problem.

      seagate disk wizard will allow you to create a bootable disk to do it which works on any brand drive:
      http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...00dd04090aRCRD
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      • #4
        Re: Got a tech/ethic problem.

        Thank you Strmrdr.
        karl
        Karl

        [url]http://grrrscave.blogspot.com/[/url]

        Keep those e-mails and calls to your Congress people coming.

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        • #5
          Re: Got a tech/ethic problem.

          Finished another Computer and a student gets it Tuesday.
          Could not have done it with out strmrdr's help.

          thank you sir.
          karl
          Karl

          [url]http://grrrscave.blogspot.com/[/url]

          Keep those e-mails and calls to your Congress people coming.

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          • #6
            Re: Got a tech/ethic problem.

            your welcome!!!
            VERITAS VINCIT
            A CRUCE SALUS

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            • #7
              Re: Got a tech/ethic problem.

              If they still sell it, there was a Norton utility program called "Wipe Disk" which is supposed to copy over top of all the data on a hard disk, repeatedly, until it could not possibly be recovered.

              Don't know if they sell it separately, but I think it used to come with "Norton Utilities".
              [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]The Washington Government can take their “Global Empire” and shove it up their “Pelosi”![/FONT]

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