Running Write Zeros to Drive Using GWSCAN 5.11
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GWSCAN511Note: Back up all data before proceeding.
- Place the bootable media containing GWSCAN 5.11 in the CD/DVD or floppy disk drive.
- Shut down Windows and restart the computer. GWSCAN automatically starts to the bootable media.
- From the GWSCAN 5.11 - Data Lifeguard Diagnostics main menu, press the DOWN ARROW key to select Write Zeros to Drive, and then press ENTER.
- Writing zeros to the drive completely erases all data on the hard drive. After reading the warnings, press the F key for a full erase, press the Q key for a quick erase, or press the ESC key to return to the main menu.
- The next screen displays a warning that proceeding with this option destroys data. To continue, press the C key, or to return to the main menu, press any other key.
- If you pressed C, zeros are written to the hard drive. All data is erased.
- When complete, to return to the main menu, press ESC.
Note: After writing zeroes, the hard drive is blank.
- If this is your primary hard drive, you can now reload the operating system on it.
- If this is a secondary hard drive, you must partition and format the drive for it to be accessible. Partitioning and formatting can be completed in Disk Management within Windows® XP or Windows Vista; or you can use the Fdisk and Format commands within DOS.