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Discussion in 'Windows Applications (Freeware only)' started by turbras, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is free erasure software designed for consumer use. DBAN users should be aware of some product limitations, including:
    • No guarantee that data is removed
    • Limited hardware support (e.g. no RAID dismantling)
    • No customer support
    DBAN is a self-contained boot disk that automatically deletes the contents of any hard disk that it can detect. This method can help prevent identity theft before recycling a computer. It is also a solution commonly used to remove viruses and spyware from Microsoft Windows installations. DBAN prevents all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis. It does not provide users with a proof of erasure, such as an audit-ready erasure report.

    To start, boot from a UBCD bootable CD. This may involve changing the BIOS options to make the computer boot from CD.
    Use the menus to select Hard Disk Tools, then Wiping Tools, then Darik's Boot and Nuke. Once DBAN has booted, you will be presented with the following screen:

    The easiest option is to type autonuke, then press ENTER. This will wipe any fitted hard drives, using the default options. The progress of each hard drive will be displayed in the main, lower part of the screen. The time taken, and an estimate of the time remaining, is displayed in the Statistics box. The screenshot below shows DBAN wiping two hard drives:

    When DBAN is finished, it will display a message similar to the one below:

    Interactive Mode

    Interactive mode allows greater control. To start DBAN in interactive mode, just press ENTER at the DBAN start screen. When DBAN has started, you will be presented with the following screen:


    Use the up/down cursor and SPACE keys to select the hard drives and partitions to be wiped. If desired, you can select the pseudo-random number generator, wiping method, verification method and rounds. Each option has explanatory text when it is selected. When you are happy with the selected options, press F10 to start wiping.
    As with autonuke mode, when DBAN has finished, it will display a message. The CD can be removed and the computer powered off.

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  2. Salamat sa share boss :)
  3. Thanks sa share boss.. :D
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