How to erase hard drive boot disk?
To erase the boot disk is to erase the disk contains operating system, no matter its Windows, Macintosh, or Linux. When you're looking for the boot disk virus removal tool or when you want a clean Windows install on a clean disk, our boot disk wipe utility ByebyeData Eraser is here to help.
ByebyeData Eraser doesn't come with a bootable CD/USB, but you can create your own Eraser ISO file and burn it to boot media yourself. The creating and burning progress are both fast and stable. Here's how to erase boot disk with bootable Eraser:
1. Download this bootable disk wiping software from a Windows computer, install it and run as administrator, when prompted with the UAC dialog, click Yes to it.
2. In the left nav-bar of Eraser, click on the Bootable media tab, browse a path to keep ISO file, then click Create.
3. Locate the ISO file and double-click to Burn when a blank CD/DVD is inserted or Load this file in Rufus when you had an USB flash drive connected.
After a while, the bootable media is ready, if the current Windows computer you're using is the target to erase, leave the bootable media here (keep it connected) and reboot. When ByebyeData Eraser successfully boot from CD or USB, click Erase entire disk > select Disk 0 (or the operating system installed disk) > choose a wiping method > click Erase Now and click Yes when you're prompted to confirm.
If it's the Linux or Mac computer to erase, insert the Eraser CD or connect the Eraser USB if the device doesn't have the optical drive. Then the followed steps are the same: boot from CD/USB, click Entire disk > select target disk > choose wiping plan > click Erase Now > confirm.
Note: The default overwriting method is zero-fill, you can select others, DoD wiping methods for boot disk are available too.