Erase specific drive
I need to erase a certain drive from my computer. How can I do it without erasing everything?
Unlike other commercial data erasing programs, ByebyeData Eraser won't set all the drives to erase by default, on the country, you can decide which drive to erase. To erase a specific drive, do the following:
Erase Non-system drive:
You can follow the step below to erase the non-system drive, which we called data drive, after downloaded ByebyeData Eraser:
- Run the program as administrator and then click Yes to the UAC window, then you'll see the main interface.
- Click the Entire drive tab and you can see Eraser loaded all the drives on the computer, now you can select the specific drive.
- Choose a wiping method for this drive, by default, the wiping scheme will be zero-filling, one pass overwriting.
- Click Erase Now and confirm when prompted.
Erase System drive:
If you're about to erase system drive, always be the C Drive in Windows system, the above steps won't work since C Drive is grayed out by then, we need to create a bootable media and wipe it instead. Steps:
- In ByebyeData Eraser's main interface, we'll click the Bootable media option, then click Browse and Create to proceed.
- You can then prepare a blank USB flash drive, any capacity over 500M USBs will be enough, then use an ISO burning tool (Rufus, for example) to the Burn the ISO file created by Eraser to the USB. (Note: Rufus will format the USB drive first, so it is recommended to backup files on the drive first if needed).
- Then boot from USB and then click Entire drive, select C Drive, choose a wiping standard, then click Erase Now and confirm.