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DBAN boot error with bootable USB drive

I have followed this guide to setup a bootable usb drive with DBAN on it: http://www.trishtech.com/2013/03/create-a-bootable-dban-usb-pen-drive/ I've set my computer to boot from flash drive and ...
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Wiping a laptop's hard drive from BIOS

I am trying to wipe an old laptop's hard drive. It doesn't have a CD drive, so I have been using a USB flash drive to try and wipe the hard drive from the BIOS. I have been using DBAN which I ...
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How can I make DBAN bootable from UFD?

I want to make DBAN bootable from a UFD (USB Flash Drive). I have the ISO image (dban-2.2.7_i586.iso) and I am using a tool called Rufus (rufus_v1.3.4.exe). I first tried using the default settings. ...
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Second SATA harddrive not showing

I've been tasked with wiping the data of a ton of hard drives. To wipe I use DBAN from a System Rescue CD. The tower I'm using has multiple SATA connectors. I can wipe one hard drive no problem but if ...
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Computer won't boot to system rescue CD, goes to GRUB bootloader instead

I'm trying to wipe a hard disk and am using System Rescue CD so I can launch DBAN from it. When the computer is powered on I press F12 to get to the boot menu but it doesn't come up and goes into the ...
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dban has black line throughout.Is it complete? [duplicate]

when dban run,it has black line and letter inside that(I can't remember what sentence is).But it wasn't stop,it finished then it shows an advertisement. It seems complete but I'm afraid it didn't wipe ...
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If I run DBAN once again after eight passes, is it as secure as running it once?

I ran DBAN with eight passes, and then I ran it with one pass again. Does that mean my hard drive is as secured as with one pass, or with eight?
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Has DBAN completed wiping when it's showing an advertisement?

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. ...
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Can I stop the Gutmann method midway?

Like the title says, I started running the Gutmann method (in dban) to wipe my HDD. When it started, it gave me about 12 hours remaining. It has slowed to a crawl now and shows 133 hours remaining ...
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dban from within linux? or a close enough alternative?

I have a computer with multiple SATA hard disks connected through SATA. The first one has my OS/grub etc and the rest I want to clean and sell. All the questions I see on the web typically involve ...
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Started DBAN on an external by accident - can I get my data back?

I was running DBAN on a laptop HDD and I had an external HDD attached. Without realising that, I ran DBAN in auto mode. Completely stupid, I know. I noticed it was attached when the operation ...
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Difference between DBAN and dd command to securely wipe a HDD

I have read about dd and see that it can be used to securely wipe a HDD. But there is also a program called DBAN to wipe the HDD as well. I know that using a live gnu-linux ISO I can wipe my HDD by ...
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Fastest way to nuke HDD and reinstall OS to a laptop?

I have a HP Pavilion dv2000 that I want to sell. But before that, I want to nuke the HDD and reinstall WinXP. The HDD currently has two partitions, one containing the OS (in NTFS) and one called ...
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Why does DBAN crash on my HDDs?

I am using DBAN to erase HDD. DBAN is loaded from a CD and BIOS Boot order has been set to favour CD drive. On starting laptop, system boots from CD and DBAN interface can be seen. DBAN detects two ...
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SD Card damaged by DBAN

In order to wipe external storage of my android, I put the SD card in laptop and ran DBAN. It has become blank but not readable by mobile or laptop. Mobile says"SD card blank or has unsupported file ...
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Darik's Boot And Nuke - ERROR /dev/sda

I'm trying to wipe the drive of an old company computer with DBAN so I can install Redhat Enterprise and learn Linux (it's a Dell Inspiron 1210, if that matters). I burnt DBAN to a CD and boot from ...
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Recover data after dban use

I had just finished a reinstall of windows xp and had put all my files back in place, then when I was out my little sister saw the dban disk I used and she thought it was a game.... When I got home I ...
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DBAN MD5SUM Hash for Version 2.2.6 (i586)

Found this forum thread on SourceForge, but the MD5SUM Hash is for "dban.bzi", so that doesn't help at all. I checked elsewhere in the SourceForge forums, but I didn't find anything else. I also ...
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DBAN not able to format my HP notebook

I have a HP pavillion dv6 notebook that somebody gave me. It has Windows Vista installed on it, and somehow it got ruined. I don't know what actually happened, but Windows vista will not boot. It just ...
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How does Darik's Boot and Nuke work?

How does oft-recommended hard drive scrubber Darik's Boot and Nuke actually work?
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DBAN Hangs at PCI (sysfs)

I'm running "Derik's Boot and Nuke 2.2.6 beta". When I get to a blue screen (not a BSOD) after booting to the live CD the following is printed... Derik's Boot and Nuke 2.2.6 (beta) is starting. ...
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Multiboot liveCD with custom ISOs

I want to create one bootable DVD, on which I would love to have Truecrypt rescueCD Ubuntu 10.10 liveCD DBAN I have ISOs of all of above. Do you have any idea how to acomplish so?
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How to wipe an IPod with DBAN

I'm looking to use a utility such as Darik's Boot And Nuke (www.dban.org) to wipe my iPod (classic fifth generation) so I can sell it on Ebay (without having to worry about my data being recovered.) ...
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How can I securely format a solid-state drive?

When selling / throwing away / giving away HDDs I always use DBAN to do a DoD wipe first. Is this still a valid thing to do on an SSD? Will it have an adverse effect on the SSD's lifespan?
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Disk wiping other than DBAN

Sometimes using DBAN takes several days to wipe a disk. What alternatives do you have experience with that work within a few hours and offer the simplicity of DBAN? I am mainly interested in free ...
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DBAN fails on brand new laptop. What's wrong?

I just got a few new Dell Latitude E5500 laptops. I'm trying to wipe their hard drives using DBAN 1.0.7. DBAN boots up, I type zero at the prompt, and it gets to the "loading dwipe" part just fine. ...