CDROM-Guide forums

Go Back   CDROM-Guide forums > Main Forums > Mac User
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Open   CSec   Data   DevDrv   CoOp   Audio   CDRW   CDG   VCD   DVD   HD DVD   Mac   VGB   PS2   DC   Xbox  


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old Jan 24, 2002, 01:17 AM
ccmarci ccmarci is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 284
Question Does this completely erase the hard drive?

sponsored links

 
I've got a powerbook I'm selling, and want to be sure that nothing of mine is left on the hard drive when I sell it. Does the format function when installing the the OS delete "everything"?
  #2  
Old Jan 24, 2002, 08:32 AM
ps2daddy ps2daddy is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,154
Default

You can always go back and use norton and other utilities to find stuff when you do that.

85% of most people dont care or know how to do that. You can do a zero level format and that will help you to destroy it better


But the best sure fire way that I know of is to fill your hard drive up with junk like some music cds to overwrite the info and then format that so if they find anything they can only find clips of music stuff if they use utility software to find what was on your drive.

(Use lots of Country music or hard core Gansta Rap works the best for destroying data)
( Just kidding )
  #3  
Old Jan 24, 2002, 12:49 PM
Eft Eft is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 139
Default

A few low-level formats should do. Maybe be nice and install a fresh OS afterwords.
  #4  
Old Jan 24, 2002, 08:55 PM
ccmarci ccmarci is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 284
Default

Quote:
[i]Originally posted by Eft [/i]
[B]A few low-level formats should do. Maybe be nice and install a fresh OS afterwords. [/B]
How do I do a low-level format? How many is a "few" formats?
  #5  
Old Jan 25, 2002, 11:45 AM
Eft Eft is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 139
Default

Boot from CD. Go into Utilities folder and do "Drive Setup". It's an option in format to do "low-level". 3-6 would be fine, but using Norton Utilities Wipe Info would be faster (2X would be good).
  #6  
Old Jan 25, 2002, 12:23 PM
ps2daddy ps2daddy is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,154
Default

Quote:
[i]Originally posted by Eft [/i]
[B]Boot from CD. Go into Utilities folder and do "Drive Setup". It's an option in format to do "low-level". 3-6 would be fine, but using Norton Utilities Wipe Info would be faster (2X would be good). [/B]
Yup that would work fine

but I still like the idea of filling up a hard drive with country music to kill it idea better
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
System can't find hard drive jonno112 Open to All Computer Related Topics 9 Mar 22, 2008 09:06 PM
Installing a hard drive, NTFS or FAT32 StandardBMX Open to All Computer Related Topics 6 Jan 09, 2006 08:26 AM
Hard drive upgrade??? Bumfield007 Video Game Backup - Xbox 4 Jun 22, 2003 04:41 PM
PS2 Hard Drive in Japan Kierre Video Game Backup - PS2 10 Dec 26, 2002 05:24 AM
Second hard drive in Windows XP catlitter Open to All Computer Related Topics 5 Jun 21, 2002 02:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1996-2009 CDROM-Guide.com. All rights reserved