How to Completely Erase a Hard Drive?
Wondershare LiveBoot is your "LifeSaver" with the complete PC emergency solution!
No matter your computer/hard drive is crashed, doesn't boot at all, or can't get into Windows for any reason, Wondershare LiveBoot CD can take them all. Integrating with the latest Microsoft WinPE 3.0 technology, this bootable CD/USB drive allows you to boot up any computer, as well as fix computer booting problems, recover Windows, rescue data, partition or clone disk, wipe data and more, over 40+ utility functions in total. The user-friendly interface simplifies the complicated repair procedures into only a few clicks for both savvy users and newbie. Let your crashed PC easily boot from CD/USB now!
Platforms: Windows 8 (64&32 bits)/Windows 7 (64&32 bits)/Vista (64&32 bits)/XP (32 bit). Go to Data Recovery for Mac (For Mac Users)
Why need to completely erase a hard drive?
Sometimes simply deleting files isn't good enough, because we know that deleted or formatted files still exist somewhere on the hard disk. So:
How to wipe a hard drive?
Most of the time when we wipe a hard disk, we want to protect our personal information stored on it from leaking out. But deleting and formatting is not enough, the act of erasing a file does not remove it from a storage device. In order to protect ourselves, we can use a disk wiper to do this for us, such as Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD, which can assist us to wipe the whole disk or single partition according to the need.
Step1. Boot computer from LiveBoot
Insert Liveboot CD to your computer CD-ROM or plug in LiveBoot USB and start your computer, and then choose to boot it from LiveBoot.
Step2. Wipe data
Launch LiveBoot on your computer, go to "Disk Management" menu on the top, and hit "Wipe Data" on the left list. There are two options for you: Partition Wiper and Disk Wiper.
Partition Wiper: Wipe a specific partition for clean install of software or Windows.
Choose one to meet your own need. Either of them takes you only 1 click to completely erase the partition or disk. When it finished, take out of the LiveBoot CD and reboot your computer, you'll find that your partition or disk is extremely clean, and there is no recovery tool can find them back.