Is it possible to lock your hard drive without erasing anything ?

Answer The best answer I have for you is, you could create an encrypted TrueCrypt volume and keep everything in there.

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Regarding erasing the hard drive?

Boot from the Snow Leopard disc, go to the Utilities Menu -> Disk Utility, select the internal drive, and reformat. Also, you did not upgrade an iMac G5 to Snow Leopard as that would be impossible.... Read More »

Erasing A Hard Drive?

Ok, find your Dell service tag and type it in here:… Now follow along there to download your manual. It will explain how to restore your system to factory... Read More »

Erasing the hard drive?

You could use Boot and Nuke, however its not guaranteed that data is completely gone. The best way to make sure your data is not retrieved is to simply remove the old hard drive and destroy it. You... Read More »

Erasing a full hard drive?

The PC doesn't know what OS it came with as such. And if you plan on formatting the Drive with another PC DONT! Obviously back everything up before doing this... When you first turn the laptop on p... Read More »