3451 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2010 7:03 AM by a brody
Is the hard drive truly on its way out or is it you just can't get it to boot fully? If the hard drive is bad then you could just remove the drive completely since it won't be any good to a purchaser who will need to buy a new one anyway.
The other way to secure erase the drive is to boot from the installer disc but since your optical drive is bad too...
Since hard drives are so cheap and easy to replace, I would before selling.
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