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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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  • umberloid
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    I'm so glad this is a free utility, it saved me a headache or two :) There's a stupid security program called Sentinel HASP and any program that is protected by it, they generate an ID on your hard drive. It's a super invisible file that exists outside the file system and can't be deleted in Windows. A format/reinstall doesn't always overwrite this ID file (super invisible file? wtf???) DBAN Nuked it's @$$ lol, gone forever. Thanks DBAN!!!

    Posted 08/25/2015
  • nhellfire
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    DBAN is no longer officially maintained and does not work on newer chipsets (such as Haswell) due to outdated drivers. Please see [#65] in the bugs forum for information about an updated version.

    Posted 05/03/2015
  • ericn231
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    I downloaded the image, wrote the iso image to a CD and booted it on my old PC. Easy. The wipe is running now. Why would anyone leave additional USB devices attached to a computer they were wiping? A little common sense (quite lacking these days) makes your life easier. Thanks!

    Posted 10/25/2014
  • aakridge
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    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
  • 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
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Programming Language

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Registered

2002-09-06
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