Does reformatting really remove ALL infomation?

Does reformatting really remove ALL infomation?

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Posted by shelly on December 01, 2001 at 07:46:01:

i was wondering because a friend of mine said that even after re formatting (pc win.98) that the computer still keeps information. I have a computer that i want to give to a local school so i wish to make sure EVERYTHING is removed from harddrive.

if reformatting doesn;t remove everything what should i do to really make sure that no previous information can be retrieved? is there special ways to reformat other than inserting the 'product recovery and diagnostic cd'?

i hope someone can help me with this as i greatly appreciate it .

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