Crash during Erase


New Member
Please help as I was using v6.2 to Erase unused space (c490Gb) on my old laptop using the DoD 7 pass method. I thought I had my temperamental mains lead plugged in but it obviously wasn't working properly as the machine ran out of juice. When i discovered this the following morning I recovered it but I found that I only had 27Gb of free space so i reran the Erase but there was still only 27Gb at its conclusion.

How can i remove what i suppose are Work Files or restart the erase part way through to recover my 400+ GB?




Staff member
Hi David, have you turned off your anti virus? Also, run chkdsk to see if there are any drive issues and delete the temp directory created by eraser.


New Member
Hello Mucas, As part of tidying up the laptop I had run chkdsk and also de-fragged the drive, then I had disconnected from the Internet and disabled anti-virus before running Eraser, which then as I said crashed.
I have just rerun chkdsk and in fact now only have 25.5 GB free!
The Windows>Temp directory contains 11.9Mb
Where might I find any temp directory created by Eraser?
Do you have any other suggestions?