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Darik's Boot and Nuke

A hard drive disk wipe and data clearing utility

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Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot image that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN is appropriate for bulk or emergency data destruction.

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  • aakridge
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thank you so much for what you do. I had a computer with very sensitive financial data on it, and I really didn't know what to do. I only had to press on button (F3). Thank you so much because I know you could make a lot more money in the private section. Now only if you had a DONATE button on your website.

    Posted 09/09/2014
  • davemc50
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Only distributed as a CD-ROM, which wastes plastic. Yes I know I can make a bootable USB/PXE from an ISO. Log file doesnt write to USB. Who has a floppy drive anymore? Finishes with full screen advertising for Blancco. Many unanswered questions in bugs/forums. No support for newer hardware No longer maintained. No longer in the spirit of open source, killed off for Blancco's commercial interests.

    Posted 07/31/2014
  • ianm-56
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Fairly Simple To Use

    Posted 07/03/2014
  • spoutnik-fla
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I/O/I/OI/O ERASER blank and bleach your HDD more white than white let down M$$$$$$$ migrate to free and open source if you can did you heard about trisquel distribution it's funny to read how stupid american citizens plenty of cash dont know how a live cd work poor facebook generation keep eating your silicon crap from your nasdaq here we are able to became independant here is sourceforge you know this live cd is for people who want blank thats all just a screen with simple instructions not for newbies and beginners who dont know a pc work download burn it configure your bios on cd boot choose that you want to do and be patient is crystal clear but maybe you need to call crimosoft support if you dont know how to use it!

    Posted 06/01/2014
  • nanomatrix
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    If you find that you are booting this from a device like usb or iso and you select quick dban option without selecting drives all attached drives will be wiped. That said I did get errors trying delete standard sata drives in some pc's that wouldn't get wiped and ended up using a Ubuntu Live CD and the format "write 0's" option under the Disks program to work. So I am guessing there are some error conditions where the dban operation can fail. Though the upside of using this program is for the multipass and the speed so if you get it working its clutch.

    Posted 05/22/2014
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