Booting BCWipe Total WipeOut


Booting from Network (PXE)

BCWipe Total WipeOut Enterprise supports booting from network for x86-compatible BIOS-based systems and x86-compatible EFI systems in legacy mode.


x86 and x64 systems -- BIOS / x86 and x64 systems -- EFI in legacy mode

  1. Prepare your environment for booting from network.
  2. Turn off the system.
  3. Power on the system and invoke your BIOS configuration.
  4. Enable network (PXE) boot and move it to the top of the boot order.
  5. Save new BIOS settings.
  6. Reboot.

Booting from a CD or USB drive

CD and USB drives created in BCWipe Total WipeOut Enterprise support several computer architectures regardless of operating system installed.


x86 and x64 systems -- BIOS

  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Power on the system and invoke your BIOS configuration.
  3. Move BCWipe Total WipeOut boot media to the top of the boot priority list.
  4. Save new BIOS settings.
  5. Reboot.

x86 and x64 systems -- EFI

  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Power on the system and invoke your EFI configuration.
  3. Move BCWipe Total WipeOut boot media to the top of the boot priority list.
  4. Save new EFI boot settings.
  5. Reboot.

Apple Intel-based Mac systems

  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Insert BCWipe Total WipeOut boot media, either CD or USB.
  3. Power on and hold the alt key.
  4. Select the item called "EFI boot" and press Enter.

Itanium systems

  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Power on the system.
  3. Insert BCWipe Total WipeOut boot media, either CD or USB.
  4. If your EFI Boot Manager menu already has an appropriate entry, select it and press Enter.
  5. If not, enter the "Boot Option Maintenace Menu" and create an entry for the BCWipe Total WipeOut boot media.
  6. Save the new boot menu entry and select it for booting.

SPARC systems

BCWipe Total WipeOut can create a bootable CD for SPARC. Bootable USB sticks are not supported for SPARC systems.
  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Power on the system.
  3. Insert BCWipe Total WipeOut into the CD drive.
  4. Enter boot cdrom in the OpenBoot Prompt if your system is not configured to boot the CD automatically.
  5. Press Enter after the "boot" prompt.