Does Dban Work On Windows Vista

Okay so I want to wipe clean my laptop. I have an Acer Extensa 5420-5038 & I would like to know if DBAN will wipe clean my hard drive & restart to when I first brought my Acer.

Other options for burning appear to work (and the opening screens of DBAN load and look as expected). Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7. The joke is that if you eventually get dban to work and do its thing on your hard disk. Before trying to uninstall Vista and install Windows XP.

Or will I need to re-install vista? I wasn't given a vista cd-rom. I'm sure no laptop comes with cd-rom's.

HELP ME PLEASE!! Okay so I want to wipe clean my laptop. I have an Acer Extensa 5420-5038 & I would like to know if DBAN will wipe clean my hard drive & restart to when I first brought my Acer. Or will I need to re-install vista? I wasn't given a vista cd-rom. I'm sure no laptop comes with cd-rom's.

HELP ME PLEASE!! My laptop is acting really weird & I want to wipe it clean!!

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Does Dban Work On Windows Vista

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I'm guessing by the fact you tried DBaN that you want to shred the whole hard drive, meaning everything including operating system will be un-recoverable from your PC. If so, you could try using the 'dd' command with a Linux LiveCD. LiveCDs allow you to boot the operating system (Linux) off a CD, so you can do whatever you want with the hard-disk. 'dd' is a simple command-line copying program that comes with pretty much every version of Linux ever. The task is to boot from your CD drive using a LiveCD, and then use dd to copy random data to your hard-disk until it's all filled. Step 1: Download a LiveCD for some Linux distro - many of their installation ISO files double as bootable LiveCDs now so people can try before they install to disk. We only need it for the LiveCD bit though.

Step 2: Burn the ISO image to a CDR Step 3: With the CDR in your CD drive, restart the PC. It should recognise there's a bootable CD in there and start from that rather than your hard disk. If not, you may have to quickly press F12 or something during your computer's start-up to enter a boot-menu, where you can select the CD drive.

Step 4: Once you've fully booted into the LiveCD operating system, open the 'terminal'. This is Linux's command line. There's usually a menu called 'applications' or something at the top of the screen, which will have it somewhere.

Step 5: In the terminal, type the following exactly: sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda conv=noerror and hit return. If that doesn't work, try 'hda' instead of 'sda'. You want to put the label of your computer's hard drive in there, in any case. Step 6: Wait a long time. It will do nothing until it's finished, and then it will tell you the number of bytes read & written in the terminal. That's it, you're done.

If you take the CD out and try to start your PC normally (off the hard-drive), it should fail. There's nothing there now but random numbers. The random data that dd uses is not as clever as all the dedicated shredding algorithms you can get, in fact mathematicians could tell you lots of ways the data isn't properly 'random'. But this method is simple and sure - all you're doing is booting off something other than your main disk, before copying (somewhat) random data to said disk.

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