it was probably the defrag that made the computer run faster - the freespace wipe shouldn't make such a big difference to the speed at which your computer will run.jwall said:Thanks, I finally got enough nerve to try a free space wipe and using the default settings, every thing went well, it took less than an hour.
I used the one pass method on my 20 gig HD laptop. Is that adequate? Or should I use more passes? I'm just an average home user with nothing to hide. :lol:
EDIT: If you're wondering why I'm so paranoid, I've been burned before by a couple of other wipers a couple of years ago, Wipe & Clean and BCWipe, probably due to my inexperience, but none the less....
I did find though, that after a free space wipe and defrag, things ran a bit faster.