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Restore to factory settings, remove everything but OS

Saurabh Pillai
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Joined: Sep 12, 2008
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How can I clean my laptop to remove everything? and which can not be retrieved?

I have Eraser software but for Gutmann (35 passes) it takes too long even for small chunk of data.

Any other quick and solid option?

I have Windows XP and Dell Machine.
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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The last time I had to do something like that, I took the cover off the hard drive and bent the platters with a pair of pliers. That is probably the only quick way to delete everything from a drive.
 
 
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