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c++.dos.16-bits - Drive Wipe

reply Steve Topilnycky <no.spam.steve topcatcomputing.com> writes:
I have two old computers that are decommissioned. Before dumping them in 
the trash I wish to "Security Wipe" the drives so they can not be 
recovered.

I was looking at the dos_abs_disk_write function. 
Is there a better Function/way to ensure that I can wipe the entire 
drive(s).




-- 
Regards,

Steve Topilnycky
Top Cat Computing
http://www.topcatcomputing.com/
Mar 14 2004
parent reply "Javier Gutiérrez" <nikkho nospam.hotmail.com> writes:
    Repeat the sector writing using different random values.


"Steve Topilnycky" <no.spam.steve topcatcomputing.com> escribió en el
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 I have two old computers that are decommissioned. Before dumping them in
 the trash I wish to "Security Wipe" the drives so they can not be
 recovered.

 I was looking at the dos_abs_disk_write function.
 Is there a better Function/way to ensure that I can wipe the entire
 drive(s).




 -- 
 Regards,

 Steve Topilnycky
 Top Cat Computing
 http://www.topcatcomputing.com/

Mar 18 2004
parent "Steve Topilnycky" <steve topcatcomputing.com> writes:
Javier,

Repeat the sector writing using different random values.<<


I guess I am on the right track. I was going to repeat it using 0 and 1.. and as you stated multiple passes. -- Regards, Steve Topilnycky Top Cat Computing http://www.topcatcomputing.com
Mar 18 2004