permanently deleting data

pooker

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I understand that the only secure way to delete data is too destroy the hard drive, but I am curious if there are any good free programs that can erase the empty space on my HD as good as possible. I just deleted a bunch of important files (selling my laptop) and I want to make sure that they are at not easily retrievable since they are still physically on the hard drive. I would reformat and use dban but I do not have my original OS disk so this sounds like the best method.

Thanks :)
 

tom-knox

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Why not format the drive completely with a good cleaning program then just reinstall your operating system?
 
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