How to format a PC HD with "write zeros" and "8-way rewrites"?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I'm going to sell my PC, so I want to reformat the HD in it so that people won't be able to snoop around my files. I want to do a secure, low-level reformat, like a 8-way rewrite. Can any of you recommend a (free) bootable program that I can use to do this?
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Found this one at download.com that seems to fit the bill. I've never used a PC wipe utility, so can't give personal experience recommendations.
     
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  4. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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