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cowboy stu
02-12-2012, 01:58 PM
trying to completely clear an old xp pc.
Download dban and burn the zip file to cd.
Boot to cd on pc but no response ... non-system disk etc

What am I doing wrong please ?

Speedy Gonzales
02-12-2012, 02:08 PM
Did you get it from the Dban site?? Its not in zip format, you download an ISO file (http://www.dban.org/download) then burn it

cowboy stu
02-12-2012, 02:16 PM
yep but downloads and saves as a winzip file ?? should I rename it to iso file

Speedy Gonzales
02-12-2012, 02:18 PM
Unless winzip is installed and its the default for ISO's?? What version of windows is it?

cowboy stu
02-12-2012, 02:19 PM
i'm downloading in win8 but trying to bomb xp

Speedy Gonzales
02-12-2012, 02:21 PM
Ok, if winzip is installed / right mouse on the file you downloaded and select open with windows explorer. Then dbl click on it, it should burn it (dont unzip it). After you put a cdr in

cowboy stu
02-12-2012, 02:28 PM
thats what I think I am doing as it now says the file is already there replace ?
My cd burner has jammed on me now ..
Should it work off usb on boot

Speedy Gonzales
02-12-2012, 02:33 PM
You could try this download then install Universal USB Installer. (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install-dban-to-a-usb-flash-drive-using-windows/)I've never tried it tho

cowboy stu
02-12-2012, 02:52 PM
that seems to going well went on autonuke and ticking away
Worked off the usb sweet... thanks

Speedy Gonzales
02-12-2012, 02:54 PM
Sweet !