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Clean disk (wipe) using diskpart.exe

With Windows it's possible to perform a disk wipe. After doing so, the disk is not recoverable with tools like undelete.

To wipe a disk execute the following steps:

1. Start Diskpart

diskpart.exe

Diskpart starts and waits for further instructions.

2. Show the disks

list disk

A list of available disks appear:

Find the proper disknumber, doublecheck that number and check it again.

3. Select the disk

select disk [disknumber]

4. Start whiping the disk

clean

TIP: This also works for USB drives

This post applies to: Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.

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