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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 1:59:06 PM

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Hi all

If I do manage to exchange my faulty WINXP computer for a new one at
Staples, what about all my personal info on that faulty computer?

Do I just hand over my old computer with everything still on it (I can't get
into it to delete my personal files and Pictures)

Doesn't seem right.
Pls help me figure this out.
Thanks in advance
August 29, 2005 6:03:46 PM

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In news:emsZusLrFHA.3812@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Ninip <gwen6039@home.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Hi all
>
> If I do manage to exchange my faulty WINXP computer for a new one at
> Staples, what about all my personal info on that faulty computer?
>
> Do I just hand over my old computer with everything still on it (I
> can't get into it to delete my personal files and Pictures)
>
> Doesn't seem right.
> Pls help me figure this out.
> Thanks in advance


Use this:

Darik's Boot and Nuke:
http://dban.sourceforge.net/

Galen
--

"You know that a conjurer gets no credit when once he has explained his
trick; and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will
come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all."

Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 10:16:07 PM

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"Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:o 6apCQMrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Use this:
>
> Darik's Boot and Nuke:
> http://dban.sourceforge.net/
>
> Galen

If that's a disk cleaner make sure you get permission from the store first.
They might just decide that wiping the disc is what caused the problem and
use that as an excuse not to take it back.
August 29, 2005 10:16:08 PM

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In news:HhIQe.181352$gK7.10050680@phobos.telenet-ops.be,
CWatters <colin.watters@pandoraBOX.be> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> "Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o 6apCQMrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Use this:
>>
>> Darik's Boot and Nuke:
>> http://dban.sourceforge.net/
>>
>> Galen
>
> If that's a disk cleaner make sure you get permission from the store
> first. They might just decide that wiping the disc is what caused the
> problem and use that as an excuse not to take it back.

Good point. Never know, the OP might actually have not thought of that. And
my my my is it a disk cleaner. ;)  It does a pretty fancy job at it too. I've
given it a couple of test runs and then run various recovery tools to see
what I might be able to retrieve and it's never been able to pull a single
file though I was able to get some partial file names and then only when not
doing a very strong delete/re-write. There's a lot of myths going on about
how a format will be adequate and that nothing can be recovered after that
and the like. Even if you've reinstalled the OS after a nice clean brand new
format there's still quite a bit of good stuff that can be pulled off. DBAN,
being free, good, and bootable, is the product of choice from me.

Galen
--

"You know that a conjurer gets no credit when once he has explained his
trick; and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will
come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all."

Sherlock Holmes
!