Just came to think about how one would or could erase the local system volume (of your live and running Windows) as fast as possible. A strange scenario one may think..
But for verify obscure security reasons. Lets say have the erasing start within a few seconds, and with minimum interaction needed.
Maybe it is safe to assume one would have to reboot, at a minimum, in order to boot into something different capable of overwriting the disk. But how do it fast?
- Have a BCD or boot.ini entry for booting an alternative OS (from iso perhaps). DBan or something else preconfigured.
- Anything else?
On the other hand, one could have booted a livecd/winpe or encrypted system volume, where all necessary would be a "power off operation". But lets say this does not count for the moment, or is not an option.
I believe a native application http://technet.micro...s/bb897447.aspx can be coded to achieve the goal. If that's true, though I am not sure yet, then you don't need to boot into a different OS, since all it takes is one executable into systemdir and modification of one registry value (which can be easily automated). I am tempted to try this, but would like some opinions and thoughts on the matter first.