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    Default Need to Wipe My C:DRIVE

    I'm currently using DBAN nuke disk to wipe my whole disk drive but when the Nuke Disk CD boots I cannot use my keyboard. Bios it works and I've tried both wired and Bluetooth. I've used Nuke in the past and it work. However this is Windows Vista maybe?

    Any thoughts or other free solution programs, thanks?

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    Just make sure Legacy USB support is enabled in the BIOS.

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    It worked.

    Oddly there was only legancy USB storage but it was enabled anyway. The USB keyboard and mouse was not, I enabled them and it worked

    Thanks Jon

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    Protip: Don't use DBAN on SSDs.

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    For SSDs use either manufacturer provided utilities if they have such feature, or encrypt the drive and lose the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    For SSDs use either manufacturer provided utilities if they have such feature, or encrypt the drive and lose the key.
    what, no. Just run Secure Erase in Linux, it purges all cells of data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotReginald View Post
    what, no. Just run Secure Erase in Linux, it purges all cells of data.
    WDYM no? Are you saying it won't work?

    It only won't, if drive isn't properly detected, but then your linux SE won't either. In such case one needs to resort to physical measures. I took a power drill to one HDD and 2 SSDs fairly recently...

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