i need your help.
I got a new pc and want to gift my old one (still functioning) to a poor soul (friend of mine that has a much worse one than my old). I just want to pass on the hardware (without OS and Software installed) as he owns all software himself.
As i also pass on my system harddisk (C:) and i FOR SURE WON'T pass on all my data, i'm in need to secure erase that HDD before giving it out of my hands.
I KNOW that there are a gazillion of good and free eraser apps out there, but there is a hoop i have to jump through.
As i'm to dumb to use a screwdriver, i'd prefer to avoid like hell to open the old pc, remove the hdd, stick it to my new pc as a secondary drive, erase it with a normal windows gui app, remove it from my new pc and reinstall it on my old one again.
Is there any free and good eraser app out there that works from e.g. Windows Console (booting from the original windows cd into console - then change CD and fire up the erase all app? I don't mind if i get any nice gui or not, it has just to erase a 160GB SATA HDD.
Or does anybody know about a free bootable toolcollection diskimage that contains such an app?
Any other ideas i don't think for now? (Only suggestions that leave the HDD working please!
So "using a sledgehammer" is out! *LOL*)
Please enlighten me! TYIAVM!