Boot to CD and Format Hard Drives

Joseph Salazar
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I am looking for a Bootable CD that Can do A Government

Data Erasure on all hard drives in Computer and generate a Cert, so that I can give a Cert

to the Client letting them know, the Data has been Destroyed.

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Commented:
I don't know about a cert but this will perform a nice erase :)

http://www.dban.org/download
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I Currently Use that Now. but I have a client that would like a Cert that is created I can print and give to them.
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a bootable cd that has dban : UBCD :  http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      
here seagate's methods  :  http://services.seagate.com/data-erasure.aspx

for the certificate, i know no program that hands out certificates, you should use an Erase service then

here another eraser : secure erase : http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/SecureErase.shtml
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Can I suggest that you add your question to the "Digital Forensics" Zone:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Digital_Forensics/
The only "certificate" of any kind that I think you will get is where a qualified and experienced expert in Digital Forensics runs industry standard Data Recovery processes on the hard drive and can verify that no data could be recovered.  You obviously have to pay for a service like that, and several of the top ranking experts in the above zone do this for a living.
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Still looking for one that can print a Cert....

Does anyone know of one???

cjoego
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This one http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/SecureErase.shtml does a log file.  Look at the README on the site.

Also see http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/how-to-really-erase-a-hard-drive/129 on using with SATA drives.

Also look at the Jetico products.  See http://www.jetico.com/data-protection-wiping-bcwipe-enterprise/ for one of their products that also produces log files.

Log files might be as good as you are going to get but at least you can print them.
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I am not sure of one that does it automatically but I believe you are looking for something similiar to this:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/4153479/HIPAA-Guidance-Document-Attachment-B-SAMPLE-CERTIFICATE-OF-DESTRUCTION
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i wrote to Jetico, asking if that option exists, or comes in the near future

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