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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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  • 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 No support for newer hardware No longer maintained.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
  • r4545
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This piece of shit nuked not only mine HDD but all connected usb drives without any prompt! Now i have nukedd HDD (which i wanted) and i lost 40$k worh of software from my USB Drives.

    Posted 01/10/2014
  • willhen
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I downloaded the iso file but cannot get it to run i xp.

    Posted 10/19/2012
  • lansilio
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I downloaded the iso file but cannot get it to run i xp. Any ideas?

    Posted 10/14/2012
  • dksvertix
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I have wasted a perfectly nice, high-speed 700MB CD and 8 hours of my life on this useless crap. Latest version of DBaN doesn't even start, saying I need a "driver" to run it on my PC. My PC is modern btw. All other, actually professionally designed "Live" OSs run perfectly. So I got myself an older version of DBaN - v1.0.7 - it did start. So I started it up with autonuke command and went to sleep. I have 1TB WDCBlue + 1.5TB WDCgreen hard disks. After I woke up, 8h had passed, progress: first drive: 1%, second drive: 0.65%... I'm not kidding! ETA: 1533h 56min = 64 days... 64 DAYS!! That's over 2 months to process my 2 hard drives! What in Gods name??! I went mad, bent the wasted disk into pieces and put in disk with HD Low Level Format Tool on it and after ONLY 5H, both drives got successfully wiped clean. Even CCleaner's Wipe utility can do both drives in less than 12h! More like Emergency, Bulk Waste of Time. :/

    Posted 08/19/2012
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Registered

2002-09-06
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