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    How do i use DBAN?

    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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    Click your mouse in the correct sequence.

    The JFK;4784425

    Click your mouse in the correct sequence.



    the answer of a ignorant child

    Original Poster

    The JFK;4784425

    Click your mouse in the correct sequence.



    Thanks, would that be 2 left clicks - 2 right clicks!

    youtube.com/wat…G9U
    hope this helps
    also go into bios and make good the settings to boot from said device

    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:

    Original Poster

    Well all the advice so far has been great!

    Anyone got any real answers??

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    wickedteen;4784434

    the answer of a ignorant child



    Well you're an expert on that really aren't you!

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    loobie;4786338

    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.

    Original Poster

    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

    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 - answers.yahoo.com/que…WrR

    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

    Original Poster

    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;4786447

    See, i have no idea what you are talking about lolSo would it be better … See, i have no idea what you are talking about lolSo 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.

    Original Poster

    Ok, thanks so much. Will give it a go!

    Rep coming your way for actually being helpful xx
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