I have posted here before and everyone was very helpful with getting me through a wireless networking problem. Now, I am hoping someone can be as helpful with a question I have about a hard drive.
I recently got a new computer. As such, I was going to donate my old one to a local school. However, I want to make sure that all of my data is COMPLETELY removed off of the hard drive. I was wondering the best way to go about doing this. The computer is an HP, running XP SP3 with a Fujitsu HD.
I have the XP restore disc, should I simply reformat the drive? Will this eliminate all of the data? I have also downloaded a utility from the Fujitsu website called fjerase. This program seems like it will do the trick. However, it needs to be "booted from a clean DOS disc." I don't know what this means.
Should I just reformat the HD? Should I use fjerase? If so, how do I boot it from a clean DOS disc? Is there another, better way to do this?