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how can i delete all files in my hard disk.

shybeauty Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I would like to sell my faulty laptop for repairs. But before that i would like to delete all the files in there. The problem is the laptop is not starting up. Something is wrong with the cable.

Pls advice.

thanks
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Take the hard drive out of the laptop, put in a caddy (off ebay £5) connect to a PC, download an erasing programme and erase the drive.

Was in the same position as you and that's what I did.

What cable stops a laptop starting up?
#2
Or alternatively take out the hdd and keep hold of it and sell without the harddrive, it shouldnt affect the sale price as harddrives are tuppence aipenny now adays. :)
#3
scottydont
Or alternatively take out the hdd and keep hold of it and sell without the harddrive, it shouldnt affect the sale price as harddrives are tuppence aipenny now adays. :)


this might sound silly to you techie guys,,, but how do i know which one is HD?:oops:
#4
shybeauty;7758337
this might sound silly to you techie guys,,, but how do i know which one is HD?:oops:

best say what laptop you have.
#5
There should be a plate/cover on one of the 2 sides of the laptop, held in place by 2 screws. Undo these screws and you will be able to slide out the hard drive (it will be attached to the plate/cover).
#6
sorry , had to take the lil one from school.. the laptop is dell latitude
#7
shybeauty;7759813
sorry , had to take the lil one from school.. the laptop is dell latitude

bit more detail. Model No.
one possibility
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/upgrade-hard-drive-dell-latitude-d830/

http://gcarrillo.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/replace-laptop-harddrive/
#8
Does the laptop turn on? If so, could download and burn an Ultimate Boot CD, boot from that and use one of the HDD erasing utilities..
banned#9
what is faulty on the laptop? if you dont know what a hard drive is maybe it can be fixed easily? describe how it doesnt work? apart from the cable

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