I have a Dell laptop from 2006. I haven't used it for about 3 years and I have lost the power cord to charge it. But I want to put it on the street. I live in a neighborhood (the ghetto) where something like this will be picked up and salvaged in some way. But I'm afraid the hard drive is full of personal information that could be used against me. What should I do?
How can I put this computer on the street without worrying that the hard drive contents will come back to haunt me?