How to securely wipe data from a hard drive

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I'm looking to sell my desktop PC  but I need all of my data (particularly my sensitive infomation) removed. I've already reformatted the hard drive but I'm still worried. Is there a way to securely wipe the data from the hard drive? It's for a Microsoft Windows PC.
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Hey you can erase your all data or format hard drive completely again install windows. Remove all partions of hard drive. You can also took help from tools to erase data securely

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  • ToddN2000
    There are some disc scrubbing utilities that will do the job. Just look around and you may find a free one. Depending on how old the computer is and what you are looking to sell it for. Id just remover the drive and throw in a small cheap drive.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Essentially every HDD manufactured since 2000 has a built-in Secure Erase function. (One easy way to tell is if it has >20GB capacity.)

    The Center for Memory Recording and Research provides a free download utility. Be sure to read all directions because it is a Secure Erase function, and it secures the drive in addition to erasing it. You'll probably want to release the drive after erasing it if you want to sell it.
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