eraser 56 [e56]

dawillie_99

New Member
i downloaded and installed e56 after i removed e554.


I also created the boot disc on floppy.

there is one problem I noticed with e56.

as I understand the function of eraser, it is two fold:

a. it overwrites unused disc space 35 times etc. but cannot erase cluster tips of information that is no longer required in the swap file.

b. one can boot into DOS and erase the contents of the *.swp file.

although I have created the floppy I was unable to use it becasue I do not know what DOS command to type in after I change from c: to a:
so i have not been able to accomplish b.

on reading the material on DBAN it appears that if executed it [DBAN] erases EVERYTHING.

so I am not sure if DBAN is something I should use.

i am a WIn98SE user.

can someone please help me.

this is my first post in this forum so if my thoughts are not sequential it is with apology to the reader.

david williams
 

dajhorn

Member
quote:eek:n reading the material on DBAN it appears that if executed it [DBAN] erases EVERYTHING.
Yes, DBAN erases everything.

quote:although I have created the floppy I was unable to use it becasue I do not know what DOS command to type in after I change from c: to a:
so i have not been able to accomplish b.
Users sometimes confuse the boot: prompt for a DOS prompt. You cannot give DOS commands to DBAN.

quote:so I am not sure if DBAN is something I should use.
Do not use DBAN if you only wish to wipe the swap file.
 

dawillie_99

New Member
Do not use DBAN if you only wish to wipe the swap file.

thank you.

there was a swap file cleaner with e554 but I could never get it to function.

i deleted it when I became aware of e56.

still would like to erase the swp file.

using Win98 i start, tap F-8 rapidly and get to command prompt.

is there some software I can use to achiewve this?

david williams[?]
 

garrett01

Administrator
Staff member
Boot up in DOS and use EraserD.exe (found in the eraser directory).

That will Erase the SWP file.

Garrett
 
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