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I ran DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke) on my notebook. When it finished, it showed a message saying "press any key to continue". When I pressed a key, I got an advertisement page, and then it stopped.

Has my hard disk been wiped completely?

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The advert was added when the rights to dban were purchased by Blancco‌​. There were no other changes‌​. –  Colin Pickard May 3 '13 at 12:19
    
@ColinPickard Thanks!!. I'd like to ask u something. If I run 8 pass and then I run 1 pass again. My harddisk has security as 1 pass?(because it's last). I'm afraid 8 pass that i ran before is wasteful. –  Napat Maipaiboon May 3 '13 at 12:30
    
If you think its wasteful run it less thats entirely your choice. –  Ramhound May 3 '13 at 12:42
    
@Ramhound First I ran it 8 pass.when it finished,I get an advertisement page and then it stops. I think it's ploblem,so I run it again with 1 pass. I'm afraid security that I ran 8 pass is lost –  Napat Maipaiboon May 3 '13 at 12:45
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@Napat Maipaiboon - If you ran it 8 times then ran it 1 times, you ran it, 9 times in total. You do understand what the application does right? –  Ramhound May 3 '13 at 12:55

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Yes, it's wiped completely. I don't remember that it had an advertisement. Since the last time I used it, maybe they changed something because it's free.

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Thanks. I would like to ask something.If I run dban 8 pass,can I run it again??. –  Napat Maipaiboon May 3 '13 at 11:46
    
U boot it from a usb drive or? If its still avaible on the drive then u can run it again. If i answered ur question, mark my answer as answer please :) –  The All Seeing Eye May 3 '13 at 11:48

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