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Can't get laptop to boot from D drive with Darik's Boot And Nuke CD

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by hodocka, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. hodocka

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    I am trying to use dban to wipe an older laptop so I can sell it. I have the dban iso on a cdr but can't get the laptop to boot from the cdr? Any suggestions appreciated.
     
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    try the disk on another computer to see if will boot or not because if not then the disk was not made bootable.
     
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    Is there a way to stop it on my good computer if it were to start as I would not want ti wipe it's HD. I read somewhere that if only the dban ISO is on the disc, something is not right. I wondered how an image could boot a computer.
     
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    disconnect the data cable to the hd before trying to boot from that disk if it is a desktop.
     

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