CCleaner question

Hi, I'm trying to do a Wipe of the drive before I sell the desktop but after doing it I get a message saying "The Device is not ready", what does this mean? Thanks

geek_crab2, Apr 20, 1:02 pm


geek_crab2, Apr 20, 1:55 pm

CCleaner just removes temp files etc.
Not for wiping anything.

geek_lythande1, Apr 20, 2:34 pm

I think it can wipe the free space, but I've never tried that.

geek_r.g.nixon, Apr 20, 2:35 pm

Yes it does have a wipe free space function.

geek_suicidemonkey, Apr 20, 2:39 pm

It can wipe free space but i read it as OP wanted to wipe personal stuff and leave operating system installed. Maybe wrong.

geek_wayne416, Apr 20, 2:44 pm

I have used CCleaner to wipe free space no problem. Just have to remember to shut down the power saving feature in Windows so the process does not stop. It does what the option says. Just wipes over space where deleted files remain and which is not otherwise in use by the file system. A useful little addition to CCleaner a few years ago.

geek_mojo49, Apr 20, 6:02 pm

you've got it right, I used Privazer and desktop is already to go and am donating it to a group

geek_crab2, Apr 20, 8:07 pm

That's good, its a very good tool when used in advanced mode.

geek_wayne416, Apr 20, 9:11 pm

How was the drive before you decided to shell it.

geek_hakatere1, Apr 21, 4:12 am

There was nothing wrong with the drive, why?

geek_crab2, Apr 21, 3:25 pm

I believe you can wipe an entire drive but I'm not certain as I've never done it. There is more information here - Links to other documentation here -

geek_russell.s.c, Jan 28, 9:15 pm

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