A professional data erasure software such as BitRaser could provide an efficient and secure solution to wipe the Chromebook. This software KB explains the steps to wipe the Chromebook using BitRaser Drive Eraser software. The tool can erase SSDs in any Chromebook device, including laptops, tablets, convertible, and detachable from OEMs like Acer, ASUS, Dell, Google, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung. The software helps generates automated reports & certificate to ensure your total peace of mind.
Steps to wipe a Chromebook by using BitRaser Drive Eraser:
BitRaser can start wiping a Chromebook in less than 15 minutes. The following is a broad outline of the instructions for using BitRaser to wipe a Chromebook in four steps.
Note: Visit the BitRaser Drive Eraser deployment guide for more detailed instructions.
Stage 1: Download BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO file
Image 1: BitRaser cloud account home interface with the option to download the ISO file
Stage 2: Create BitRaser Drive Eraser bootable USB media
This stage involves creating a bootable USB media for Chromebook erasure. You will burn* BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO image on a USB drive by using Rufus –an-open source software widely used for creating bootable media. This bootable USB lets you wipe the Chromebook without installing the software.
*For detailed instructions, refer to STAGE 2 of the deployment guide—link mentioned in the Note section above.
Stage 3: Enable USB booting on Chromebook
This stage involves two parts, namely launching the Developer Mode and enabling USB booting on the Chromebook. Follow the steps listed down in Part A and Part B:
Part A: Launching the Developer Mode on Chromebook
Part B: Enabling USB booting on Chromebook
USB booting is now enabled on the Chromebook.
Stage 4: Wipe the Chromebook using BitRaser bootable USB
In this stage, you will wipe the Chromebook using the bootable USB created in Stage 2, as follows:
Image 2: BitRaser Dual Boot Menu screen
Image 3: BitRaser Drive Eraser Home screen showing the drives available for wiping
After successful wiping, the software will generate digitally signed reports & certificate of erasure and save them automatically to your BitRaser Cloud account.
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