How to delete all data from hard drive manually?

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I have to permanently erase some files from my computer, and so I have removed it from the recycle bin also as per the best of my knowledge. But, recently I have read that the data can still be restored from the HDD. So, please tell how to delete all data from hard drive?

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How to delete all data from hard drive manually?

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If you want to make sure that someone else doesn’t get access to your data, you should erase it from the HDD also. The methods to do this are as follows:

1. Boot and Nuke method:

 Download DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke) for Windows from here: http://www.dban.org/

 Burn DBAN to a CD and make sure you get the ‘ISOLINUX’ folder.

 Restart your computer while leaving the CD in.

 Carefully select the disk whose data you want to delete.

2. Selective File Wipe method:

 You can use the following programs to erase the unused space while leaving your PC operable.

 Microsoft SDelete- Delete files and directories securely.

 Wipe File- Overwrites the Disk Space not in use.

 WBD (Wipe Bad Disks) – Deletes the data from the disks with bad sectors.

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