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I want to destroy my harddrive!

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August 22, 2002 7:32:07 AM

Umm, this is kind of a silly qestion but here it goes...

Is there any program that can erase your harddrive within a few seconds?
Like Fdisk or something, a program that destroys partition information?

I would like to have a shortcut on my desktop that when I click it I just have to
push "Y" for yes and then it "takes care of everything".

If you know of such program, please let me know.

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August 22, 2002 8:11:33 AM

lol

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August 22, 2002 9:09:48 AM

....how about hitting the 'fire' button (wired to a stick of TNT attached to your drive).....

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August 22, 2002 3:16:46 PM

well if it was a secondary HD then you could just create a batch file to fdisk it, but i dont think its possible to do it one the drive you are running windows on, from windows.
But I'm sure you could find a nice boot sector virus on the web somewhere that would do the trick!
:smile:

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August 22, 2002 3:16:49 PM

well if it was a secondary HD then you could just create a batch file to fdisk it, but i dont think its possible to do it one the drive you are running windows on, from windows.
But I'm sure you could find a nice boot sector virus on the web somewhere that would do the trick!
:smile:

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August 22, 2002 3:17:05 PM

well if it was a secondary HD then you could just create a batch file to fdisk it, but i dont think its possible to do it one the drive you are running windows on, from windows.
But I'm sure you could find a nice boot sector virus on the web somewhere that would do the trick!
:smile:

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August 22, 2002 3:58:48 PM

1 Box of matches
1 Tin of Lighter Fluid
1 Generous safe area.

1 Happy Arsonist. :smile:

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August 22, 2002 4:45:37 PM

i am so scared. While on my trek we burned a pair of tighty whities and the heat produced was insane. Also it smoked for hours! If one of those factories caught fire imagine the heat!

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August 22, 2002 5:37:59 PM

Ummm...ok, thanks for all the "tips" and stuff.

The reason I ask is I thought it could come in handy if the police decide to burst in and loot all the stuff I have.

Figuraly speaking ofcourse.
I have had earlier "entanglements" with them and I feel that I am being watched...(Ok, I admit...I am paranoid)


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August 22, 2002 6:06:14 PM

Even if you delete partition info, they could still recover files using recover4all of something. You would want to either low level format, or there is a Department of Defense utilit that formats a harddrive 7 times to completely destroy anything.
August 22, 2002 7:01:40 PM

Solution: Stop downloading pr0n.

Or share it with the Police.

Cooj
August 22, 2002 11:10:19 PM

I use a software called eraser- it can do the 7 times thing or this 35 times craziness. I used it on my old hdd when I had to ship it back.

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August 23, 2002 7:28:13 AM

Don´t worry, no pr0n for me...I just go for good ol´PORN instead.


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August 23, 2002 7:30:47 AM

Thanks, hmm, I recognize that first link...think I tried it a couple of months ago...well thanks anyway for reminding me...I´ll check it out a little "deeper" this time(more than the usual 1 minute).

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August 23, 2002 7:38:12 AM

Umm, ok.
That´s probably a very good program, but I need something that wipes out the information in like 3 seconds and make sure it stays in that state.(A little difficult to stall a SWAT team while formatting the drives I guess, "Oh, just a minute...I´m...umm...in the shower")

Anyway, thanks yet again for links, info and stuff.
I guess that the "safest" way is to inflict some severe punishment by wacking a hammer at it or something.


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August 23, 2002 9:16:56 AM

Try a sledgehammer, your not going to be able to delete info that quick in James Bond style! Either that or toss it into a blast furnace coz no cop will jump in after it.
Man you must have done something major to stir up the hornets nest for the cops to be suspicious.

Or you could remotely store your data at some other location and just destroy the network or password when the pigs come a knockin', that would be easier.

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August 23, 2002 9:27:57 AM

The only really safe way is to zero fill your drive, and that takes a while. I often use Evidence Eliminator to clean anything 'unsanitary' from my drive, and it usually takes between 3-5 minutes before shutting down.

Have you thought of high level encryption as an alternative? If you can't get rid of it quickly enough, perhaps you can at least make the contents inaccessable to others.

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August 23, 2002 9:31:51 AM

Major and major...
I got caught a couple of years ago when doing some smash and grabs, someone snitched on me (a girl of all things) and the cops came banging at my door.
As a punishment I got a perole(?) officer to watch my back...no prison luckily.

Well, you never know...they probably keep the eyes on me even as it happened such
a long time ago.

P.S I am a "good citizen" nowadays, that was just an unfortunate thing I did when I was younger and didn´t knew better, sort of.

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August 23, 2002 2:04:01 PM

......create a separate data partition and use specialist software to encrypt any data on that partition - the program uses stochastic calculus to generate non-sequential random distribution of data packets so it can't be read without the correct password....

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August 23, 2002 2:57:13 PM

Try Zap from http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/download.htm#Zap - should do the job you want to be done!

"Zap is a DOS software utility that writes zeroes to the first 128 sectors on a hard disk drive, including the Master Boot Record and the first Partition Boot Record. It can be used with both SCSI and IDE drives. This function is now included in the Drive Fitness Test."



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August 24, 2002 3:11:21 AM

You could wire a switch to reverse the polarity on the power going to the drive, this seems to do a great job of burning out just about everything, and it would cost the Police a fortune to have the data recovered, probably not worth their cost unless they think they can get it back from you after prosecution.

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August 24, 2002 3:53:30 AM

It really depends how worried u are, and what ur hard drive has on it that's so bad. If u smash it w/ a sledge, it's still recoverable, and there are some sick techniques out there for recovery. If u want to be really safe, (and I mean this) wire the hdd w/ a small explosives, so as only to bust it up (well things inside ur comp will be gone too......) and also have some seriously corrosive chemical come out after detonation. This way ur hdd will be gone. the "fast" techniques otherwise don't work well, I mean deleting sector data etc. is nice, but the data is very recoverable. Look at it this way- if there's ANY trace of the 0's and 1's of a file(s) on it, it's recoverable. My way basically makes ur hard drive vaporized. That or the eraser thing, cause it writes everywhere 35 times.

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August 24, 2002 8:02:36 AM

Ok, thanks yet again guys.

I like that "reverse polarity" thing...
Anyway, I have come to conclusion that it is too messy to get the info off a harddrive so I will do nothing about it.

It´s not that I have like government secrets on my computer, perhaps an occasional game and program that I´m "taking a look at" and then uninstall, nothing more
than the "regular" user have on his/her computer.

Guess I´m worrying too much...

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