System Requirements
for DOS

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2.1 System Requirements for DOS

This chapter outlines the minimum requirements for PCs using Active@ KillDisk for DOS.

Personal Computer

  • IBM PC/AT compatible CPU
  • Operates with processors as old as Intel 286
  • 640 Kb of RAM
  • Video must be EGA or better resolution

Drive Storage System

  • 1.44 Mb floppy diskette drive or CD-ROM drive
  • Hard Disk Drive type IDE, ATA, SATA or SCSI with controllers

Other Requirements

  • One blank 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch floppy disk suitable for formatting or a blank
  • CD-ROM to burn an ISO image.
  • Alternately use a Windows 95/98/ME Startup Disk.

Table 2-1 Differences Between Free and Professional Versions

Version FREE Pro
Securely overwrites all data on drive
Displays detected drive information
Supports IDE / ATA / SCSI drives
Supports solid state drives (SSD)
Supports Fixed Disks /USBs/Floppies/Zip drives /Jazz drives
Supports large (more than 128GB) drives
Operates independent of Operating System and File System
Supports Command Line mode
Operates from bootable USB / floppy
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M compliant  
Customized Security Levels  
Supports all detected Hard Disk Drives  

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