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06-23-2007, 11:27 PM
So I want to completely wipe my HD to make it factory fresh to install Vista. I went ahead and made a .iso of DBAN (http://dban.sourceforge.net) but now I think it is stuck, it has been on 20.02% for a good while now. The timer doesn't even move. What do I do? Also, what would you use to completely wipe out a HD?
06-24-2007, 04:14 PM
I would just delete the partition...
Or use a big magnet, haha.
06-24-2007, 07:59 PM
Well, I started over, just held down the power button and started over. Seems to have worked, nothing happens when I put on the computer, just the Dell logo and nothing. Have to try reinstalling the OS now.
06-29-2007, 01:13 AM
coincidentally I'm using boot and nuke right now on my old machine. First time, also, and had some 'issues.' When I would hit enter at the prompt my keyboard wouldn't do anything at the next screen (It worked a bit the first time but then froze so I had to restart). When I just typed AUTONUKE and pressed enter it worked fine.
06-29-2007, 06:25 PM
Well at least i know that when using Dban, you don't really have anything to lose...
I'm not familiar with Boot & Nuke: is it the same wipe everything as dban, or do you choose what to wipe?