In the company I work for my computer was just recently taken for examination. I have been working with the company for 3 1/2 years and they would like to make sure that I have no part in this recent "problem" they have. Well I eagerly offered my computer up to be checked because I have nothing to hide.

But this got me thinking, how far back do these things go? My OS harddrive is the original harddrive and I have reformatted a handfull of times and so on and so forth. But how far back would the information stay on the drive. I understand how to zero out the sectors and so on. But without doing that how long does information stay on the HD?

- MilitantEidolon