Reply 1560 of 3305, by luckybob
imho the 3x zero fill is really overkill unless you find something sortid. Hell, I'm selling a 486 right now on ebay I got from a garage sale. I left the file system intact, because it had some special Acer windows apps. Reinstalling them without source disks would be a pita. So I just slapped the drive in my win7 machine, and used sdelete to get rid of anything that might have sensitive data. Only thing was 2 years of taxcut. Didn't even have the data saved on the hard drive. They must have used floppies.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.