How do I wipe the drive absolutely clear before I throw an old computer away?

Answer Take a sledge hammer to it because even if you do wipe it clean there are programs out there can bring some of the data back.

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Whats the absolutely best way to 100% erase a hard drive, if I was to sell my computer?

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How Do I Wipe a Computer Hard Drive?

Click the "Start" button. Right-click "Computer." Select "Manage" from the drop-down menu. The Computer Management window will open. Click the "Storage" icon in the left-hand pane. Select the "Disk... Read More »

How To Throw Away And Old Computer And Clear Everything?

take out the hard drive and damage it badly, recycle the rest including the damaged hard drive

How do I wipe the hard drive on a computer for free?

Download a free disk-wiping program from sites such as or Some free versions of this type of software may not be quite as thorough as paid versions, but they should still... Read More »