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Old 13-07-2013, 08:39
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As per title, really. DBAN keeps crashing so am looking for alternatives. It's an old machine (2001). Would be happy with a linux OS that has a "wipe free space" facility.

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Old 13-07-2013, 09:15
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Old 13-07-2013, 10:32
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Thanks but at present it doesn't have an operating system, so I was hoping for a live CD.

Not sure I can go through installing WinMe again, and it wanted to slow format the drive which takes about a year.
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Old 13-07-2013, 11:21
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I've used PowerMax in the past which lets you change/remove/add partitions and format, its a good tool and free to download as an ISO and burn to disk which will boot your PC.
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Old 13-07-2013, 11:49
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IIRC there are a few tools on Hirens Boot CD that can zero a drive.
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Old 13-07-2013, 12:10
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a lump hammer is probably the best alternative
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Old 13-07-2013, 13:14
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IIRC there are a few tools on Hirens Boot CD that can zero a drive.
Am I being thick? I can't see the actual download link for this CD.

In any case, I swallowed the WinMe pill and now Eraser is chomping it's way through the disk.
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Old 13-07-2013, 13:53
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http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
Scroll down page foe zip file
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