I am not sure what I am actually wiping on a hard drive when I want to remove deleted files? Is it Free Space, Unused Space, File Slack, Swap File or what? I’m using WinXP SP3. I’ve used DiskDigger (Freeware and it shows me what is still on my hardrive after a wipe). I’ve used BCWipe and it doesn’t seem to be able to wipe my hardrive. I just downloaded Eraser version Eraser 22.214.171.1246 and version Eraser 5.8.8. You said that you use version 5 because it is more stable – does it mater which one? I’m hoping that it truly will work to remove deleted files.