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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:02 pm 
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Have got a faulty hp laptop i want to sell as spares or repair. My question is if I run a full system recovery with the discs (called a destructive recovery) will it completey wipe my hard drive thereby making it safe for sale? Might be a stupid question but know nothing about pooters :oops: :oops:


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Naw- it will overwrite much of the info on the HD, but it will still be theoretically recoverable- windows doesn't actually erase data, just 'forgets' where it is so it can be overwritten.
Ye'd need to use some kind of proper drive cleaner to totally erase the data.


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Thanks for that lysander, guess I will keep it then.


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