How to use BCwipepd with US Department of Defense US DoD 5200.28-STD standard under DOS??

Posted on 2006-05-01
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi everyone,

I want to use bcwipepd to wipe my hard drive confirm to US DoD 5200.28-STD standard under DOS.
I know it can be done in Linux by adding a -md flag in the command line.
How should I do it under DOS.

please help, thanks.
Question by:jamewang
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    DOS doesn't have any wipe capability.  You can format, you can fdisk, but neither wipes a disk.  You have to use a third party tool.  I prefer the linux disks, such as dban

    Author Comment

    Hi leew,

    I got this bootdisk which contains BCwipePD. I could boot into DOS and wipe the hard drive with " bcwipepd wSlient -d* -p5" for 5 times. But my Boss said that it's not enough and I have to use the US DoD 5200.28-STD standard to wipe them. I googled it and found that it can be done by adding a "-md" flag in Linux.
    Do you know if there is such a flag I could use in DOS.

    In the same time I'll try your way and let you know how it goes as soon as possible.

    Thanks in advance.

    Author Comment

    Hi leew,

    the DBAN works fine, I might use it for my own home PC because my boss intent to use bcwipepd with US DoD 5200.28-STD standard to wipe the company PCs.
    So please help me out with this BCwipepd thing.


    Author Comment

    Hi everyone,

    I've increased the point to 500, please help !!!
    LVL 14

    Accepted Solution

    gdisk comes with ghost & it can wipe once, dod 7times, & up to 99 passes
    the free version of killdisk ( can wipe only once on the primary master only, but you can run it more than once, so if you can run bcwipe 7 or more times then you've met the dod std.
    LVL 14

    Expert Comment

    hey jame, what's the status?

    Author Comment

    sorry guys. I forgot to split the point.
    Thanks for all your effort.

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