Posts tagged hdd
In a pile of old PCs I was given yesterday, there we two old machines. A IBM PC AT and a Olivetti M380/C
Ive not tested these machines yet…
There were also some 486, Pentium and Pentium 3 pcs in the pile. The Pentiums will probably go on Freecycle.
Also got a stack of SIMMs, ZIP drives and hard disks.
I was given a Apricot PC today. I powered it on to make sure it was ok, expecting the machine not to boot into an OS. Boy, was I wrong…
Machine booted into Windows 95, and there were personal files all over the place. Even some porn!
Moral of the story is – when you pass on the machine to someone else. Make sure you remove or securly erase the hard disk first. Who knows what the new owner of your machine could find and use from your PC…. Its a good job im not a malicious person.
This machine has now been erased using Boot and Nuke. http://www.dban.org/