How to Wipe Hard Drive on Acer Laptop?

How to wipe hard drive on Acer laptop when you wish to wipe one of your hard drives? You can learn to wipe your hard drive with a professional disk wiping tool.


By Lucas / Updated on May 12, 2023

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After many years or a decade of use, your Acer laptop is likely to contain years of critical and personal information that poses a risk if not deleted. With the quantity of personal and business data that each laptop contains, failing to erase all data and documents before selling or disposing of them might expose your privacy to catastrophic data breaches from persons who are not in your sights.

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However, there are 2 situations when users wish to wipe their Acer laptops.

▶ Case 1. Use Acer laptop to wipe another disk

“I have an external HDD that I wish to give to my friend. I want to do a complete wipe on my Acer laptop. So, how can I thoroughly wipe everything on it with my Acer laptop? Do I need any software?”

In this situation, the user wants to wipe an external hard drive on an Acer laptop. As a Windows PC, Acer only has Disk Management and Diskpart to format or delete the disk, but both ways can’t completely clean your data, using a data recovery tool may retrieve your information back. Only wiping data and overwriting random data to cover it can protect your privacy, which only can be realized by a professional disk wipe tool.

▶ Case 2. Plan to sell the Acer laptop

“I am preparing to sell my Acer laptop and would like to remove all of the data on it so that it may be reset to factory settings. Can you propose any applications or methods for erasing all data on the laptop? Thanks.”

In this case, the user only needs to do a factory reset to his Acer laptop to remove all files and keep the system on the disk. And if your Acer laptop can’t boot normally, a factory reset might solve the problems.

Thus, to satisfy different needs, in the following contents, we’ll separately show you how to wipe your hard drive on Acer laptop in 2 parts. You can select one case according to your situation.

How to wipe hard drive on Acer laptop?

As we’ve mentioned, both formatting and deleting are not safe enough for your hard drive if you give it to another user. They only make your data “invisible” for your OS, but your data is still on the disk. So, the risk of data leaking still exists.

To completely wipe all privacy on a hard drive, no matter what machines you’re using, you’ll need a disk wipe tool to thoroughly clean your hard drive. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can be your reliable choice for your computer.

It is a disk and partition manager for Windows PC users supporting Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP system. The “Wipe Hard Drive” feature offers users 4 ways to completely wipe all data and overwrite useless data to prevent data retrieving:

1. Fill sectors with zeros: This way will overwrite all sectors with zeros.
2. Fill sectors with random data: This way writes random data to the hard drive. It is more secure than the first one.
3. DoD 5220.22-M: It's safer than "zero-filling" and "random data filling," and it's quicker than the Guttman technique. Many corporations and organizations frequently use it.
4. Gutmann: This way will overwrite the hard drive 35 passes. It is the most secure route here, but it is also the longest.

In 3 steps, you can finish a complete disk wiping with this handy tool.

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Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant, connect your hard drive to your computer, select a hard drive which you want to wipe; right-click on it and choose the "Wipe Hard Drive" option.

Wipe hard drive

Step 2. Choose a wiping method to wipe the selected hard drive according to your requirements and click "OK".

Wiping methods

Step 3. Click "Apply" in the toolbar to execute the operation.


Wait for a while, the task will finish in a few minutes. After the wiping, you can format it and give it to another user.

How to wipe and reset Acer laptop?

For some users who only need to wipe and reset their Acer laptops, you can choose Acer Care Centre, an Acer built-in management tool. Acer Care Center software enables you to backup and restores your system settings and networking drivers.

Step 1. In the search box on your laptop, type “Recovery”, then click “Acer Recovery Management”.

Acer factory reset

Step 2. Click “Recovery Management”.

Step 3. In Acer Care Center, click “Get started” next to “Reset your PC”.

Acer factory reset 2

Step 4. Click Remove everything.

Step 5. Click “Just remove my files” or “Remove files and clean the drive” depending on your needs.

Select removing options

Step 6. Click “Reset”.

Then you’ll see your screen shows the Acer logo and you need to wait for a while once you finished all instructions. Your PC might reboot several times, it’s common.

Further reading: How to secure erase an SSD on Acer laptop?

In fact, now laptops are installed with SSD not HDD. SSD is better than HDD as an internal hard disk for a laptop, it brings a better experience for laptop users. However, SSD works differently than HDD, which makes it can’t be cleaned as HDD. The wiping operation will decrease its lifespan or even damage it.

If you need to clean an SSD completely, you can choose the “SSD Secure Erase” function of this powerful tool.

SSD secure erase

Like wiping HDD, after you clean your SSD, it will show as unallocated, if you wish to reuse it, you can format it.

Ending lines

After you learned from this post, hope you know how to wipe hard drive on Acer laptop. AOMEI Partition Assistant has other practical features such as disk clone, OS migration, converting to GPT/MBR without cleaning disk, moving folders and installed programs, etc. And it has the Server Edition for Windows Server users. (supporting Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012(R2)/2008(R2)/2003)

Lucas · Staff Editor
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