DBAN and KillDisk are foiled, now what?
November 13, 2011 1:51 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to prep a PC for donation/craigslist by wiping the drive. DBAN won't boot from the CD drive, and neither will KillDisk.
posted by lvanshima to Technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've reinstalled Vista and removed the partition, but haven't been able to get DBAN or KillDisk to work. I was going to just rely on the new install, but then I ran Pandora Recovery and thousands of files came up.
[I've been doing this on another computer and was able to get KillDisk to work, but never DBAN. I've given up on DBAN for now.]
I'm able to choose to boot from CD during startup, but then I get an error message every damn time. I've been doing this since yesterday (grar!).
During boot I push F12 to select the right drive. I choose "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive" from the Boot Device Menu.
The error message says:
- initDiskCONFIG.SYS error in line 0
getFATblock failed: 0x000000d2
Any ideas? I'm trying to avoid having to remove the hard drive and physically destroy it. There's nothing wrong with the machine, we just don't need it any more.