DBAN Wipe Harddisk - process crash

  • john

    john - 2013-08-24

    I'm trying to DBAN my 1TB WD drive with the dod short method. I booted it with a usb stick. At this point everything went alright and dod short method starts succesfully. After running it for 15+ hours I turned my PC on and I get this message:

    DBAN finished with non-fatal errors.
    Hardware clock operation start: Fri AUG 23 17:29:40 2013
    Hardware clock operation finish date: Sat Aug 24 08:54:49 2013

    Fail ATA DISK WDC WD100 etc etc
    ERROR /dev/sda ( process crash )

    press any key to continue.

    However, I should note that half way through I took the risk of taking my USB stick out as I needed to copy some files on it. A few messages flashes when I did that but it still continue'd to wipe.

    My question is, most people who get the process crash get the error BEFORE they can start the wipe. This happend to me after 15 hours of wiping, however I still says FAIL/ERROR. Did DBAN still succesfully wipe my HD? I just want to be sure with people who know more about this before I sell this.

    Thank you.

  • john

    john - 2013-08-24



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