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Trying to wipe my computer and have downloaded it and put it on usb drive thingy but now i dont know what to do??? Can someone explain please xx
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Trying to wipe my computer and have downloaded it and put it on usb drive thingy but now i dont know what to do???

Can someone explain please xx
loobie Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Click your mouse in the correct sequence.
#2
The JFK
Click your mouse in the correct sequence.


the answer of a ignorant child
#3
The JFK
Click your mouse in the correct sequence.


Thanks, would that be 2 left clicks - 2 right clicks!
#4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVw49laTG9U
hope this helps
also go into bios and make good the settings to boot from said device
#5
You should never wipe your computer....

....just fill the sink with cold water....and throw the PC right in there....

...give the windows a good wash and it will be as right as rain :w00t:
#6
Well all the advice so far has been great!

Anyone got any real answers??
banned#7
wickedteen
the answer of a ignorant child


Well you're an expert on that really aren't you!
banned#8
loobie
Well all the advice so far has been great!

Anyone got any real answers??

loobie how far have you got...

did you burn the boot disk to CD or floppy?
Have you gone into BIOS setup and set your first bootable device to either cd or floppy (depending on which you are using)?

Press Del or F2 (usually Del) to enter setup when you turn the computer on.
#9
I've got it on a usb thingy and i see lots of folders on there but thats about it!

I obviously have no idea about comps
banned#10
did you make the usb bootable?

Unless I'm confused here, DBAN uses a bootable USB to load its own tiny O/S (I guess some form of linux or freedos), then wipes hard drives?

Again, unless I'm out of touch, you can't just copy files onto a usb stick - you need to image it correctly as a bootable USB - even extracting a CD ISO to it wouldn't work?

edit: does this help - http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080701142459AA7MWrR

As its an exe, it could well prepare the USB and make it bootable itself, in which case the stuff above is wrong. However, I've never used DBAN so I can't really suggest anything else
#11
See, i have no idea what you are talking about lol

So would it be better for me to download dban onto cd or floppy rather than usb?
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loobie
See, i have no idea what you are talking about lol

So would it be better for me to download dban onto cd or floppy rather than usb?

in a word... yes.

Reasons:

Bootable USB is sometimes hard work
Not all motherboards will boot from USB anyway

I would always go for a CD ISO for a system with a cd drive, but thats just me. You'll still probably have to change your boot device in the BIOS though.
#13
Ok, thanks so much. Will give it a go!

Rep coming your way for actually being helpful xx

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