Erase a Computer Hard Drive

by Dave AndrewsUpdated September 18, 2017

Erase the hard drive on a computer by downloading a free program called Darik's Boot and Nuke, burning the program to a CD, installing the CD and following instructions to delete the hard drive. Consider erasing a computer hard drive before selling the computer, so that the new owner cannot access personal files, with insight from a software developer in this free video on computers.

About the Author

Dave Andrews is a software developer with a business and Web site selling programs and other computer services in Franklin, Tenn. Having worked in the IT industry for more than 8 years, Andrews has an intimate understanding of computer technologies. He holds a degree in computer science from Middle Tennessee State University with a minor in mathematics. Andrews began working with computers when he was nine years old, programming BASIC on a Precomputer 2000. He now programs in C/C , Java, Microsoft .Net, ASP, Python and PHP and has written large, integrated program used by clients as large as state governments. Andrews is currently employed by a government IT department and enjoys the public service and constant challenge that such a position provides.

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