This is a discussion on wipe hard drive within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I want to know if my old computer is safe to drop it off at the recycling center. It is
I want to know if my old computer is safe to drop it off at the recycling center. It is a Dell, probably 6 or more years old. I tried to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows XP in the hopes of speeding it up. I ended up just replacing it with a new computer. Now I want to get rid of the old one but I want to be sure that all personal information has indeed been wiped out. Windows xp appears when I turn on the computer, but it looks different than it did before and I'm not able to access the internet. I checked the "properties" of the C drive and it shows that there is 25.53GB of free space - the used space is 2.38GB. I'm assuming that Windows XP would need that amount of space (this would be the Windows XP that came with the computer - probably none of the service packs). Am I correct? Does this mean that all other files have been wiped off?
[SOLVED] External USB hard drive issues My OS is Win xp, sp3, home ed.
I have a Toshiba 320 GB USB external hard drive which has been performing very well until lately.
The Toshiba drive starts out by turning on and off or running the Auto-play mode. An Autoplay box opens to tell me the device has mixed content and gives me a set of...
Hard Drive Support
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Hard Drive Support
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Android folder in Flash drive What does the "Android" folder in flash drive do ?
The special files inside any use ?
I can delete them and the folder ?
It always creates one when I connect it to my Curtis LT7029 Android tablet.
Can I make it so it won't make a folder when I connect the two together
or I have to...