Why does Eraser crash, or what can I use instead?
November 22, 2008 7:53 AM Subscribe
The Windows program called Eraser fails partway through erasing unused space on my drive. Why? Or, recommend a different, free drive erasing utility?
posted by wastelands to technology (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Eraser used to work for me. But for several versions (the last year or so?), it won't complete the "erase unused space" job. I set it to run overnight and it only ran for 30 minutes and erased 9 GBs.
I am running Windows XP SP3 on a three year old Dell system. No other programs running to speak of, no anti-virus or anything like that.
I downloaded the latest version here:
Anybody experienced this or could you recommend an alternative (preferably free) erasing program? I'm thinking of selling my computer once I upgrade to a new one, and I don't want my years of "deleted" data on the HDD.