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Non-functioning laptop with a good amount of porn in it, how do I wipe the drive

#1Tyranius2Posted 12/26/2013 6:42:32 PM
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So, my laptop has been broken for about a year now, and it was what I used to.. well, you know.

Anyway, since it's broken and I'm moving soon, I don't want to bring the laptop with me, so I'm leaving it behind. I don't want my folks to fix it, then end up finding my stash.

What can I do?
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#2PannerPosted 12/26/2013 6:46:59 PM
Holding a magnet where the HDD is should pretty much destroy it.
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#3whiteninja2000Posted 12/26/2013 6:50:24 PM
Just take out the hdd and keep it. You might be able to sell the broken laptop on craigslist.
#4Digital StormPosted 12/26/2013 6:51:51 PM
Remove the drive from the laptop, hook it up to your desktop, zero it with out DBAN. Problem solved.
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#5Orestes417Posted 12/26/2013 6:53:00 PM
Yeah just make sure you disconnect any drives you don't want to zero before you start.
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#6Vs1991Posted 12/26/2013 7:22:58 PM
ppl normally throw out stuff that dont work so yeah...
#7Cobra1010Posted 12/26/2013 7:29:11 PM
Iv got a question. If i want to sell my computer, will formatting the hard drive and then reinstalling windows wipe all the porn and personal stuff on the drive? Or I have to use some software to overwrite the drive with blank data to get fully get rid of the stuff?
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#8ein311Posted 12/26/2013 7:31:04 PM
Cobra1010 posted...
Iv got a question. If i want to sell my computer, will formatting the hard drive and then reinstalling windows wipe all the porn and personal stuff on the drive? Or I have to use some software to overwrite the drive with blank data to get fully get rid of the stuff?


A format + Reinstall won't allow people to easily access the old data. Old data will still be accessible if someone wants to try data recovery, though.
Zeroing out a drive will wipe all the free space.

In general if I just want to clean up a drive to reuse for my own purposes, I'll just do a quick format. If I'm going to be handing the drive off to someone else (friend, family, sell on Cragislist, etc) I'll DBAN it.
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#9noz3r0Posted 12/26/2013 7:31:09 PM
If you're just concerned about wiping it for re-use, simply slave it and format from another machine. If you want it destroyed, magnetize it then scrape the disc clean.
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#10voldothegr8Posted 12/26/2013 7:35:39 PM
DBAN will take care of it, unless you want to physically destroy it.
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