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best program to format a hdd

Postby logan686 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:41 pm

i got a laptop im fixing and i need to wipe the hdd..so my quick questin is what is the best
progame to format with.?..............thanks
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby MasterOfAll » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:06 pm

If you're the one using it, window's own format is good enough.

If you don't need a secure format, just use "Computer Management + storage", and remove the partitions. Then install windows again, clean on the laptop.
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby scorpNZ » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:38 pm

Before you wipe it don't forget to save stuff you need & also go grab a driver backup software from portable apps.The format drive.If any exclamation marks appear in device manager drivers can be selected to re-install by restore method
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby ZX81v2 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:47 pm

WEB SITE FAVES n PASSWORDS !

Don't forget to back em up !
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby ryder4life » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Dban was the best HDD wiper I've ever used as it completely wipes it where no data can be recovered
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby erik1977 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:41 pm

If your intention is that you're getting rid of the drive and worried about data theft then definitely use Dban like ryder suggested. If all you want to do is format it for re-use then just use Windows.
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby qedeshim » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 am

It depends on what you intend to do with the drive? Dban is always good! If using windows I would suggest using diskpart and using the clean command (to remove the mbr) but you have to be positive that you wipe the right drive.
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby scorpNZ » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:11 am

Adding to what ZX81v2 Mentions about passwords reminded me of the free app hekasoft browser backup.It can do all of them & backups passwords,history,add-ons,dials etc
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Re: best program to format a hdd

Postby dreamcast459 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:46 am

i use ultimate boot cd alongside daves nuke or i use a linux distro
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