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Want to DoD wipe my laptops HDD..keeping partitions intact???

#1waltons_ghostPosted 12/25/2013 1:22:31 PM
Thinking about selling my lenovo y580, wondering if theres a way I can delete all traces of personal info without destroying the recovery partition.

The Laptop uses a single HDD to hold a D and C partition.... D contains drivers...etc.. while C is reserved for the OS; I believe however that there are other tiny partitions within C possibly that are used to operate "One Key Recovery" Lenovo's factory setup recovery software.

Is there any way to delete the bits of data left over from past installations without killing these pertitions?

Would "Wiping Free Space" work? I realize that only scrambles volumes of unused space, so maybe I could do that after I do a standard recovery.

Any ideas?