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Just add the drive to a working computer, use Command prompt and type "DiskPart", "list disk", find the disk drive number that you want to clean, do a "select disk" and then type "clean" to removes any and all partition or volume formatting from the disk, if you type "clean all" each and every sector on the disk is zeroed, which completely deletes all data contained on the disk but it would take a long time to finish.

 

This will clean the drive completely and make it ready for new system.

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jacks is correct except your question relates to using ccleaner

 

1) Mount the drive on another computer (as jacks suggested)

2) (possibly optional, some people have had difficulty running a full wipe on a drive with windows folder on it even if it isn't the live OS) right click the drive & format it

3) run ccleaner drive wiper with MFT enabled in options

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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Should it not be

 

3) Run CCleaner Drive Wiper with Wipe/Entire Drive, Simple Overwrite

 

An entire drive wipe will create a new MFT. I don't think that the options in er, Options apply to a Drive Wiper run.

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Ah Thanks for fixing me on that :)

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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