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  1.    12 Dec 2015 #1

    Secure Wipe and install Windows 10


    I want to securely erase my Hard Drive with no traces left and then install Windows 10 as I am facing a bad infection . My Hard Drive is 700 GB and my BIOS is in UEFI Mode with Secure Boot enabled. Can anyone please help me erase my Hard Drive fully? If so, when wipe the Hidden Sectors on the Hard Drive can I even boot from my USB or I erased a sector that means I can not install Windows 10. Thanks, and remember, I want it 100% Erased and free.
    MSM
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  2. caperjack's Avatar
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       12 Dec 2015 #2

    not sure what others use ,i have used 2 utility i would use the drive manufacturer disk utility to write the drive back to zeros ,been awhile so i don't remember exact wording ,, or i have use MsDART,i did a 3 pass secure wipe ,, not sure if its available for download ,i got it when i had a MSDN account ,,,,,, Microsoft DaRT - Diagnostic Repair Tools | TechNet
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  3.    12 Dec 2015 #3

    Ok, I have heard about what you use and it's good. Anyone please recommend any other ways to 100% Securely Erase my Hard Drive?
    Thanks,
    MSM
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  4. JohnC's Avatar
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       12 Dec 2015 #4

    Hi MSMPlayz, welcome to Ten Forums. You can also use the diskpart command "clean all" to remove all partitions and totally fill the disk with zeros. It does take awhile, about two hours for your size drive. This is from Seven Forums tutorial section (a sister site) Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Help Forums .
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  5.    13 Dec 2015 #5

    May I ask, does the Diskpart command remove the hidden partitions as well? And can I successfully install Windows 10 with no problems after using the Diskpart command?
    Thanks,
    MSM
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  6.    13 Dec 2015 #6

    This: Download Active@ KillDisk - MajorGeeks should erase everything, boot from USB or CD and do it from there. Might be best to make it on another computer.
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       13 Dec 2015 #7

    Parted Magic is another good program
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  8. JohnC's Avatar
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       13 Dec 2015 #8

    MSMPlayz said: View Post
    May I ask, does the Diskpart command remove the hidden partitions as well? And can I successfully install Windows 10 with no problems after using the Diskpart command?
    Thanks,
    MSM
    Yes it removes everything. You end with totally unallocated space, ready to install windows 10 again.
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  9.    13 Dec 2015 #9

    Thanks John and everyone else who replied.
    John, does Diskpart erase my Manufacturer OEM Product Key? Another question for John, what are the command lines as I will do it within my Windows 10 Installer.
    Does Killdisk erase Hidden Partitions and does Parted Magic erase Hidden Partitions?
    Thanks,
    MSM
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  10.    13 Dec 2015 #10

    Kill disk gets rid of and overwrites every single bit on whole drive. Other disk partition programs also have safe erase with overwrite.
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