So you’ve been thinking of getting a new computer huh? Great news, what are you going to do with your old clunker? Oh, you might sell it to someone, yeah right! What about selling off the parts? Maybe, sometimes people are looking for old cards, NOT! Well, certainly you can give it away to someone who needs a computer right? Maybe, but what do you need to do before you give it away? Most of you will look around inside your files possibly and delete some of the personal stuff and even some thing that you just don’t need other people to see. You might even decide that instead of leaving the operating system on your computer, just to be sure noone gets any of your private stuff that you are going to delete the hard drive and every things fine. So once your done you are ready to give it away, right? WRONG!! Did you know that the data on the hard drive probably is still recoverable? All that which you thought was gone is right there for anyone to see? Well, seeing as how that is a problem, here is some software that you need to make a clean sweep of that data for your security! If you go to http://www.cnettv.com/9742-1_53-29470.html this link you will see the steps in a video on just how to go about wiping your disk truly clean. There you will learn about a free download of software from the following site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/ that will do the trick. You may have to view this link out of the schools purvue, as the school software blocks it’s access. Another fatal flaw in net nanny type software!! Be sure to read the readme file first to understand how to safely do a disk wipe, BUT 1st do a complete backup of any data you want to keep, before you initiate anything because this delete is NON-RECOVERABLE!! You’ve always heard the admonition, "Don’t do this at home", well in this case be sure to ONLY do this at home on THE COMPUTER you want to delete the hard drive on.
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