Known Problems

  • If your computer usually crashes, then DBAN is likely to crash with a "kernel panic" or "sanity error" too. DBAN does not run on computers with bad hardware.

Before You Ask For Help

  1. Recreate your DBAN boot media and try a second time. The most frequent reason for a DBAN problem is a bad floppy disk, bad CD-R, bad DVD-R, or non-bootable USB flash drive.
  2. Always give the manufacturer and model for your computer when you ask for help. More information is always better.
  3. Please read the FAQ. There is a 90% chance that your question has already been answered. You may be ignored in the forums or get a form letter from the support technician if you ask something that looks like a Frequently Answered Question.

DBAN Help Forum

The best place to ask a question, request support, or give feedback is at the

DBAN Help Forum.

We prefer to give DBAN support in a public forum so that the conversation is archived and other people can benefit from the outcome.

By asking a smart question in the public forum you positively contribute to the DBAN project and help other people.

DBAN Issue Tracker

You can also browse outstanding bugs and feature requests at the DBAN Issue Tracker.