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PERMANENTLY delete Data files from Windows 98

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I have a Windows 98 Laptop that I want to donate.  It contains SENSITIVE files that I want to make PERMANENTLY impossible to recover, without wiping the OS and Office.

I do not have the installation CDs.

I tried using ERASE, but I wont run on Win98!

Any ideas?

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