The two major components of BCWipe Total WipeOut are:

The article will describe the most simple way of using the application, from downloading the program to erasing a drive. In this example, we will use a USB as a bootable media. Enterprise Edition of BCWipe Total WipeOut also allows creating a bootable CD / ISO image.

1. Install BCWipe Total WipeOut.

Download the setup file following the link received from Jetico Sales together with the license key. Double-click to start the installation process. 

Click here to review a step-by-step guide to installing the software.

2. Launch BCWipe Total WipeOut Configuration Wizard.

Do so by selecting "Run BCWipe Total WipeOut Configuration Wizard now" at the final step of the installation process or later from Start --> BCWipe Total WipeOut --> BCWipe Total WipeOut Configuration Wizard.

3. Registration

By default, BCWipe Total WipeOut will install a trial version using the embedded demo license. 

🗲HINT: Trial version of BCWipeTotal WipeOut allows creating 1 bootable USB to wipe up to five drives with the 1-pass zero wiping scheme.

In case you already have a license key received from the Jetico team, you may enter in at this step by right-clicking on the BCWipe Total WipeOut icon in the right upper corner of the window and selecting Registration from the drop-down list. 

Highlight the license text by keeping Shift button pressed and moving mouse cursor from the beginning of license data block (starting with -----BEGIN LICENSE-----) to the end (continuing through -----END LICENSE-----). Press Ctrl and C buttons simultaneously - this puts the license data into clipboard.

In the dialog window opened, click , then .

4. Select USB drive

Plug in the USB drive you will be using with BCWipe Total WipeOut. 

In the Configuration Wizard, click

Select the USB from the list of drives and click  .

5. Choose mode of operation

When in Automatic mode, BCWipe Total WipeOut will erase all drives connected to the target endpoint after a 1 minute countdown.

When in Manual mode, a user selects drives to be wiped and initiates the wiping process manually. 

Read more about BCWipe Total WipeOut's modes of operation here: Choosing BCWipe Total WipeOut workmode

6. Finish creating the USB

Click   through the rest of the Configuration Wizard, then click . This will create a bootable USB with default wiping settings. 

For an in-depth review of each page and the corresponding settings, review this chapter: BCWipe Total WipeOut Configuration Wizard

7. Boot target device with BCWipe Total WipeOut

To start BCWipe Total WipeOut wiping utility, configure the target device to boot from USB

🗲HINT: Load into BIOS and change the boot sequence, so that USB boots first (otherwise force boot -> USB). Save new settings and leave BIOS.

Plug the USB in, power the device on and select the USB from the list of boot options.

8. Wipe the device

BCWipe Total Wipeout interface will be loaded.

If you chose Automatic mode at step 5, wiping will start after a 1 minute countdown erasing all connected drives.

If you chose Manual mode at step 5, use up and down arrows on the keyboard to highlight a drive, S to select it for wiping, W to initiate wiping.

Follow the progress of wiping in the interface. When status for all selected drives changes to Completed, you're all set. 

Create medium with Total Wipeout Utility

9. (Optional) Review the log file

For every wiping operation BCWipe Total WipeOut records a detailed log file and saves it by default to the USB you're booting with. 

To review this log file, plug the USB to any PC and open the file with a text viewing software of your choice. 

Next topics:

Installing BCWipe Total WipeOut
BCWipe Total WipeOut Configuration Wizard