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

    Takes a long time to do this, but it's worth it. On my older Dell Laptop, DBAN wouldn't recognize the F10 keys, etc. So, I pulled out an older keyboard, plugged it in. Upon booting up, Dell wouldn't recognize the keyboard, so I used the keypad on the laptop to boot to the DVD drive. Then, once I had DBAN up and running, I used the attached keyboard for F10, etc. I see that some people had trouble with the program not working because the F10 key didn't respond, so I think this may be one way to work around that for some people at least.

    Posted 09/19/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I used this product to wipe the hard drive of a Toshiba Satellite running Windows Vista. The product works exactly as advertised. It is simple to use although some knowledge of operating systems beyond that of the casual user is required. The 1-star reviews for this product tend to be from users who misunderstood either the purpose of the software or how to apply it correctly. You will need a third-party ISO burner and possibly some extra outside advice; I used How To Boot From a CD, DVD, or BD Disc and How To Wipe a Hard Drive on About.com's PC Support pages.

    Posted 01/02/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Pretty good program. I used it on a 750 GB drive not only to erase but to verify if it had some bad sectors. Took a whole lot longer than I thought it would.Took around 45 hours to erase and verify 10 errors/bad sectors. To Be honest I like it,was very thewarowl. re-checked with another program. I never used support so can't give a true rating on that.

    Posted 10/04/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This program worked GREAT!!!! I had a Dell Laptop that had a virus. no mater how many times I re-formatted hard drive, and re-loaded windows. still unable to use my laptop. until I found DBAN. takes a while to whip the hard drive clean. but now I can use my computer again.*************

    Posted 09/07/2015
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    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
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