Making a bootable USB Drive to just simply format a Machine to erase it.
Posted on 2006-05-19
I'm looking for a way to create a bootable USB drive (instructions) that will simply allow me to boot into DOS or whatever and format the machine to erase the hard drive contents. I'm donating around 40 old computers and the organization doesn't want an OS on them. I also dont want any of the files currently on there to be available for them, so formatting is the best option. These machines don't have a floppy drive nor CD-Roms. They are legacy free computers and only have USB ports on them (compaq IPAQ desktops).
If there is a way to make this automated (boot from USB disk and auto run format) that would be great!!! Not a requirement though ;)