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im moving my pc on to get a new one. is there a way of cleaning up the hard drive to get rid of years worth of bank details, pron and other stuff without buying one of those cd's?

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In short, no there isn't. I've read cases of a disk that's been in numerous pieces still having data recovered. You need to seriously belt-sand the disk, burn it, cut it into pieces, shoot it into the sun (etc) to entirely remove all the details.

I agree with Mike, a new HD is only £30 in some cases
 

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A friend bought a computer 2nd hand which had been used by the 17 year old daughter and had been 'wiped' by an 'expert'. When it didn't work properly they brought it to me. It hadn't been wiped properly and shall we say the data was - er - interesting.

I agree never give a hard drive away that may have something useful, or interesting, to another party.

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17 year old girl = JACKPOT!

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Unless of course she was looking at things for herself, in which case it's a thumbs down from Mikey!


But yes, serious message i think, just destroy your Hard Drive regardless. They are so cheap these days.
 
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