Geeksnerds Drive Wiping Software : Users Manual
The user can wipe the whole drive or particular partition by following the steps as illustrated below:
If the user wants to wipe all the data present on a drive including all partitions, partition table, boot sector and MFT entries then the user will select the drive. The drive can be selected by clicking on the drive in tree bar in the left panel of the software. Then the user will select the wipe drive button in the task bar.
If the user wants to wipe a partition, the user will select the partition. The partition can be selected by clicking on the partition in tree bar in the left panel of the software. Then the user will select the wipe partition button in the task bar. The user can also select the partition in the main windows and right click on the partition and select "Wipe Partition" option.
After that a dialog box will be opened giving the wipe details. By default, Zero Filler Algorithm is selected. If the user wants to change the wiping algorithm, click on the "Change" button, otherwise click on "Yes" to start the wiping process. If the user doesn't do anything, the software is set to start wiping after 30 seconds. If the user wants to change wiping algorithms, change button is clicked; a list of available algorithms for wiping will be shown. The user can select the desired algorithm for current wiping and then click on "Change" button, but this will change the algorithm to be used for current wiping.
The user is asked once again to verify the wiping task. In order to proceed with wiping process then the user will click on "Yes" and the software will start the wiping process, otherwise, the software will automatically start the wipe process after 30 seconds.
System while wiping the drive:
When the wipe process is complete, a message will be displayed. By clicking "Yes", the system will automatically Turn off or Restart the computer, by default Restart option is enabled. If the user clicks on "NO" then nothing will happen to the computer. The software will automatically restart the system after 30 seconds if the user doesn't select "No".