Kill DIsk Troubles

  RobCharles1981 15:44 10 Aug 09

I'm trying to get Killdisk to kill data on the two hard drives I'm selling.

When the program loads and I select the drive to kill and type "Erase-All-Data" In the box I've tried it also on the "Unallocated Space" No Change

And I leave it and I come back task is complete when I load into the Windows the Data on the Drive Is still there.

Any Ideas?



  howard64 16:47 10 Aug 09

possibly go to the disk makers site and download their disk tools. Western Digital have an option in their disk tools to write zeros to the drive.

  skidzy 18:29 10 Aug 09

Wipe out Deleted/Unused data

This parameter appears only when you are wiping data from unused space
on the hard drive. The wiping process clears data residue from unoccupied
space on the hard drive and does not affect installed applications or existing
data. This process contains three options. Select the parameter and press
ENTER to choose from the list of options:
· Wipe unused clusters
· Wipe unused space in MFT/Root area
· Wipe slack space in file clusters
You may choose to run only one or two of these options in order to make
the process complete more quickly. If you want a thorough wiping of unused
space, then include all of the options.

Or use Dban

Dban Rob click here

  skidzy 18:32 10 Aug 09

Just a quick thought Rob;

You may need to re-partition the drive first to totally wipe the drive.
Its been a long time since i used Killdisk.

  RobCharles1981 19:03 10 Aug 09

Thanks Guys Ile look into this.


  citadel 21:23 10 Aug 09

I cant remember having to type anything, I know it to hours to wipe the drive.

  RobCharles1981 00:00 11 Aug 09

Well the outcome was it did work so I don't know if something played up but all was fine it was just a false alarm!

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