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good free tool for wipe drive on windows

does anyone know any good free tool which wipes the HDD. My OS is WindowsXP SP3.
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dedri
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
If you REALLY want to erase everything then read here http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/how-to-really-erase-a-hard-drive/129

Secure erase is as good as it gets for free. And THEN afterwards reinstall windows.
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rindiCommented:
I prefer DBan to securely erase HD's. You'll find that tool included on the UBCD:

http://ultimatebootcd.com

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jader31Commented:
I also use DBAN (http://www.dban.org/download) to wipe ANY HDD.
I prefer take no risks. It's perfect when you donate a computer.
And because it's a small download (10MB) I prefer to create a boot thumbdrive (a 64MB old will do!) using a tool like these: http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

This way you can have a thumbdrive ready to wipe any HDD anytime!

Good luck and happy new year.

Jáder
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anuragsethCommented:
CCleaner.com

It has tool for drive/disk wipe with multiple pass
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_Commented:
One more:

Active @ KillDisk

Also on the Ultimate Boot CD. Or get it here:
http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm
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nobusCommented:
most disk manufacturers have a wiping toll in their diag nostics : http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287      
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dedriAuthor Commented:
thank you to all for your comments
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netcmhCommented:
Thanks for the grade. Good luck.
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_Commented:
Thank you much.    : )
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