Question for Computer Nerds

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I am sending my laptop in for warranty repair. Before sending it in, it seemed like a good idea to remove all of my saved data, considering it lists all of my credit card, bank accounts, had tons of personal information, etc.

    I made two backup copies on two different hard drives and then erased everything. I then went into CCleaner and wiped the empty space, first with the one pass method then with the three pass method. The problem is that I can still pull up recoverable files using ParetoLogic Data Recovery.

    I don't really need it to be wiped so hard that the KGB can't recover it. I just want to make it more trouble than its worth for some HP tech to pull it up.

    Anybody have any idea what I might be doing wrong in CCleaner? Or, is there a better wipe program? Or, any suggestions? The repair is to my screen but I don't want to remove the hard drive, since it is a warranty repair and that might void the warranty.
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Didn't read LOL

    :dancin:
     
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    Didn't read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:tadah:
     
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    geo Well-Known Member

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    not a computer nerd but i do play one on tv
     
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    geo Well-Known Member

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    didn't read either :c
     
  7. Gomez

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    :secret: lose the porn, you'll thank me later.
     
  8. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    My three best friends have let me down! :sad:

    Scratch that. 4
     
  9. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Where's BCM when you need him?
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    you should have just took your hard drive out
     
  11. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    :bully::flip2::lully:
     
  12. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to help, I just don't know sheeeyite 'boot 'puters. :dontknow:
    PM Dark Friday, he knows...
     
  13. nserafini

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    Some you can't remove ( Macbook Air, though it's a SSD )....

    CCleaner is good enough, but the below is pretty kick ass

    http://www.jetico.com/wiping-bcwipe/
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Maybe my real friend, DBD will read this.
     
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    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I had to clean the hell out of it. About a pound of crumbs came out of the keyboard and my screen was about 3 shades brighter after I cleaned it.
     
  17. geo

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    sorry









    :giggle:
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    i do that with my IPAD all the time
     
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    Thanks for that little glimpse into your life
     
  20. Kanye West

    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    how about i jizz on your face you fucking cuntflap