Scrubbing Hard Drive on old FHC computers

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Bizegrama
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Scrubbing Hard Drive on old FHC computers

Postby Bizegrama » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:16 pm

Now, we are up & running with new FHC computers. I need to scrub the old computers before giving them to FM for disposal.

I use to have a program the Church provided for scrubbing the hard drives. Does anyone know where I can locate the latest scrubbing software?

When I go to Help Center, Family History Center, Scrubbing (or erasing) FHC Computer Hard Drives; all get is: We are unable to retrieve this document. I am signed into my LDS account.

Thanks

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Re: Scrubbing Hard Drive on old FHC computers

Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:21 pm

Personally, I use DBAN

It's also what clerksupport recommends: Erasing a Hard Drive. It should be adequate for FHC purposes. It does take time. I'd recommend starting it before your block meeting.
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Bizegrama
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Re: Scrubbing Hard Drive on old FHC computers

Postby Bizegrama » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:27 pm

russellhltn wrote:Personally, I use DBAN

It's also what clerksupport recommends: Erasing a Hard Drive. It should be adequate for FHC purposes. It does take time. I'd recommend starting it before your block meeting.


Thanks Russell, I was thinking it was DBAN that I used last time, but wasn't sure. I appreciate the link. It did take quite awhile for one computer, so will allow plenty of time to do two computers.

Thanks, again.

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Re: Scrubbing Hard Drive on old FHC computers

Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:45 pm

Bizegrama wrote:It did take quite awhile for one computer, so will allow plenty of time to do two computers.


Once you get the first computer started, it won't need the CD anymore. Pop it out and start the second one. Move the monitor over if needed. (But I wouldn't disturb the keyboard.) That way you can do both at once.
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