How to completely wipe computer including OS

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Is there a way to completely nuke everything on a computer, including all OSs? I've been trying to fix a computer but I think at this point its time to cut my losses and reinstall.

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  • short answer, use DBAN (aka Darik's Boot and Nuke): http://www.dban.org/

    DBAN is a live CD with all the tools set up for securely wiping media. In general you boot from the LiveCD, use menus to select the disk, and perform the wipe.

    Here is a tutorial: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/data-destruction/ss/dban-tutorial.htm

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