HDD Secure Erase Doesn't Do Anything

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HDD Secure Erase Doesn't Do Anything

#1 Post by jdcrutch » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:15 pm

Hi. Can somebody help me with HDD Secure Erase? I made a bootable USB flash drive and can boot into UBCD with no trouble. I select Hard Disk Wiping/HDDErase, and the program starts. It takes me through the disclaimers and scare screens and I tell it "y" each time. It then presents me with a screen that reads

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| SECURE ERASE FREEWARE: COMPLETELY ERASE YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE                |
| Version 4.0                                                                 |
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, with a flashing cursor. Then nothing happens for over ten minutes. The computer doesn't respond to the keyboard. I can't quit the program except by turning the computer off with the power button. When I do that and restart, the computer boots up normally.

Should I wait longer for HDD Secure Erase to do something? Or should it give me a menu to choose what HDD I want to erase? Or what?

Thanks for any help.

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Jim Crutchfield
Long Island City, NY

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Re: HDD Secure Erase Doesn't Do Anything

#2 Post by IsLNdbOi » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:59 am

I'm having this issue as well.

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Re: HDD Secure Erase Doesn't Do Anything

#3 Post by Victor Chew » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:49 pm

Do a google search on "hdderase hang".

Seems like this is a common problem 'cos HDDErase is quite picky on the mobo it supports.

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