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Dariks Boot and Nuke Compliance UK laws.

Q: Dariks Boot and Nuke Compliance UK laws.

Hello, I'm curently working for a charity and we are in the middle of upgrading our systems. Some computers are being scraped and we are looking to pass these old computers on to other charities to use in Africa.

I've been put in charge of wiping all data from hard drives and I've found the best tool to be Dariks Boot and Nuke. But I need to make sure it's compliant with English laws such as ISO and DPA. I couldn't find anywhere in their faq about english complaince, only american laws.

Can anyone help me here?

Thanks, John

Preferred Solution: Dariks Boot and Nuke Compliance UK laws.

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Yesterday ard 10am, i ran DBAN on my laptop (ibm t30, hdd samsung mp0804h) using PRNG, 33 rounds. The throughput was 30 000kbps for the first 13 rounds, however for the 14th round onwards, it's running at only 3300kbps only. Now its currently running the 16th round. There are no errors yet.

I was wondering if i stop the process now, will it create a bad sector on my hard disk? and since no errors were found yet, has the program successfully written my hard disk 14 times?

Thanks in advance.

A:Urgent: Dariks boot and Nuke help

No, it will not create a bad sector and yes, the rounds that have been completed mean that your disk has been overwritten that many times.

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i have just recently heard of dban ( dariks boot and nuke).im wondering if dban's autonuke good to use on my old hard drive. i dont use this hard drive anymore but im thinking of erasing everything on this hard drive and just use it for more space in my computer. i just want to know if this program really works. and if not, id like some recommendations of good programs that will do the job of erasing everything.

A:Dban - dariks boot and nuke

You could always just Format it?

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So I got a Vaio flip 15a....... dear sony.........why U make dis so consumer unfriendly?

Anyway I got the hard drive out finally (to the person that thought having no removable doors on a laptop, I will find you! )

Anyway.... So i got it out to see if I could boot up a 2.5 drive..... since desktop is down right now.... that aside I put my SSHD back in the vaio and ...nothing..... no OS found no bios change,ect,ect the drive appears wiped. Data recovery seems to find stuff but the bajilloin partitions it had are gone and its all one blank drive now.
Is this a new Laptop protection system I am unaware of or what? I feel like the newer the laptop the less it's PC like......... if I only did not need to draw on it and do 3D models........ I just ordered recovery media just in case a nuke is needed......

A:Restore VAIO SSHD? To nuke or not to nuke....

Sounds like something happened to the SSD when you took it out. You can try and remove the power plug, battery and if there is a CMOS battery where the hard drive goes, pull it, but be careful, because the fingers that hold it, can be broken if you put too much pressure.

You can get the USB to SATA cables to connect the drive to another computer and use a Linux Live DVD to look at those partitions on that drive. Crucial sells them for $10. USB 3.0 2.5“ external hard drive module, CTSATAUSBCABLE from Crucial.com

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So I totally want to earse my pc files and install a fresh OS of XP.

I have found this to do the erase part, but when it references "floppy" do I really need a diskete?? I can just run from my CD if i burn to cd right?

Also, after I do this and then put in my OS cd to install, I assume there will be no partitions at all to choose from? Will I be presented an option to create a new partition and size it?

Also, if i create the new one, how big? And after that, I hear I should create a new one for all my documents, say the rest of the hard drive...

I've read the OS install threads above so please don't send me there...any help would be most great!!

To erase the hard disk of a computer where Eraser cannot be installed onto:
You don't need to install Eraser onto the PC where you are going to erase.
Take the following steps:
1. Connect to the Internet using your new PC and download and install Eraser.
2. Place a floppy (or CD) in the a: drive of your new PC.
3. Click on the Start button and then choose Programs->Eraser->Create Boot Nuke Disk.
4. Ensure 'Writing on Floppy' is ticked. Tick 'Formatting' if your floppy needs to be formatted.
5. Click OK. Result: Your Boot Nuke Disk has now been created.
6. Bring this Boot floppy to your old PC and place it in the a: drive. Now reboot the old PC.
Result: All drives will now be erased (including the Operating System)

A:Disk Boot and Nuke!! Help??

My experience with DBaN is that a floppy will work best. I have had issues with running it from CD. It will COMPLETLY wipe your hard drive, so please make sure that you have burned all files you may need to a CD.

Once DBaN runs, you will have a black PC. Enter the OS CD and you will be lead through setting up a new install. You will have an option to create partition/s. The size of your current hard drive and size needed for the installs will effect the way you prefer to set it up. Some users like one drive for everything, others prefer to split up the hard drive for specific areas. There is no right answer here.

If you opt for seperate partitions, Windows will allow you to partition off the unused disk space once you have installed the OS. You can use Disk Management for this.

Also, here is more info on DBan: "2.1 Creating the DBAN boot media on Microsoft Windows

Double-click the 'dban-1.0.7_i386.exe' program to install DBAN to a
floppy disk or USB flash device.

You must use an account with full hardware access to create the DBAN boot
media. This means that you must be a member of the administrators group or
have similar privileges on your Microsoft Windows computer. Virus scanners
and domain policies can prevent you from creating the DBAN boot media.

The USB booting capabilities of many computers are incomplete or broken. Most
computers capable of booting from a USB device require that it report ... Read more

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Hi there. I am having a lot of trouble right now with running my Darik's Boot and Nuke, because I cannot seem to start it up at all. It just says that the file configuration is not found or something. And it says this on a black screen. And this is really annoying and it is also making me frustrated, bigtime. So what I am doing wrong here, and why is this not working for? By the way, what should my Boot sequence order be in also? But I still can't get it to work at all. Man, I don't know why this is happening to me! I must be doing something totally wrong. I think the problem is that I am supposed to put something onto a floppy disk first. Then I put something onto my CD-R disc afterwards. But I don't have the slightest clue on how to do this at all. So please explain this to me step-by-step, so I understand on what is going on here. So that way I will not be confused about this important stuff. So please get back to me as soon as possible, because I really want to wipe out my computer a lot. It has been very slow and laggy lately. So don't forget to get back to me soon. I will be waiting for my response from you! So thank you very much now.

A:Help me please! I cannot seem to run Darik's Boot and Nuke at all on my CD-R


1. Download the DBAN iso from here: DBAN ISO (direct link)

2. Once you have saved it to your PC burn it to a CD with a program like Imgburn (or Nero/NTI/EasyCDCreator/CDBurnerXP etc)

3. Once you have written it to CD restart the PC and enter the BIOS. Change the boot sequence so that the CD/DVD/Optical drive is the first boot device. Save your changes

4. Boot with your CD.

Note that if your hard drive/CD Drive is connected via a RAID or SATA controller DBAN might not recognize your hard drive (Although DBAN does contain drivers for a few RAID/SATA controllers). If this is the case you will have to enter the BIOS again and search through the options looking for your hard drive controller type and change it from RAID/AHCI/Enhanced to Legacy/IDE and then try again.

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If i use the boot and nuke can i install windows vista after using my windows vista disk?

I mean when i use the boot and nuke it isnt going to wipe everything that i wont even be able to install vista?

Just want to be sure before i do it.

A:Darik's Boot And Nuke

DBAN will remove everything . . but you can do the same thing by booting from the Vista install DVD and deleteing the partitions . . then recreate and install

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I need a version of DBAN or something that securely [DoD-compliant] erases/overwrites HDD etc, totally UNATTENDED. That is, stick in the media or flash, boot the system and leave.

DBAN's "autonuke" command, so the wiki etc say, is intended to do something close to what I need, but it requires a human, thus a keyboard, monitor, etc .... that ain't unattended.

can someone point me toward the solution?

A:Need UNattened Boot/Nuke HDD - anyone have iso?

bump ? I really need this if anyone knows

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hi, guys.
              can (DBAN boot and nuke) be used on HDD and SSD drives,
thanks, bluesfloyd.

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hi, guys.
can (DBAN boot and nuke) be used on HDD and SSD drives ????

thanks, bluesfloyd

A:DBAN boot and nuke

Quote: Originally Posted by bluesfloyd

hi, guys.
can (DBAN boot and nuke) be used on HDD and SSD drives ????

thanks, bluesfloyd

Hi, yes DBAN can be used on HDD. However I wouldn't recommend using it on SSD regularly. You can use the secure erase utility that's designed for your SSD.

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trying to activate Boot N Nuke on laptop that has be taken over. Do I need to unzip on cd boot or keep as zip file to self extract?

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Hi I am new to this forum and would like to know if boot and nuke is ok. I want to wipe my hard drive before reinstalling windows vista. The reason being that i have installed and uninstalled many programs over the last couple of years and feel it is now time to have a fresh start. And i will only be loading the programs i will definitely be using. any advice on this would be great. I have wiped and formatted a drive before but never done a partition mainly as i dont know how to do the numbers for it. I want to learn how to do all of this myself as i plan on building my own computer and want to get as much information and experience as i can before undertaking that project.
Thank you in advance for any help.


A:Is boot and nuke ok for wiping

Hi heather and welcome to the forums .

If you want to format your hard drive before a reinstall why not do during your Vista installation?

When you are given the list of drives/partitions to install the OS onto just pick the appropriate partition and format it using the button below the table.

This is the easiest way to format a drive for a reinstall.

Remember when reinstalling to have all your data backed up.

In answer to your question: as long as all your important stuff's backed up it's safe to format.

You may consider running a disk check before your reformat but it isn't strictly neccesairy. (Check Disk - chkdsk)

If you have questions or need help just ask.


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So I've already given myself 1000 lines for wanting to clean install on a secondhand system... anyway, short story is:

Used DBAN on a secondhand laptop (2002 build) and probably deleted all partitions, MBR and all the other stuff that gives it life. So then when I stuck in the windows cd it wouldn't have it. Done all the usual stuff, BIOS boot order ok, in fact I've tried pretty much everything. Managed to install all the DOS files as apart of the W2K installation but it hangs again when setup tries to restart to complete the installation. This I managed by using a couple of free MSDOS boot applications and accessing i386 winnt.exe. But that's as far as I got.

Can anyone recommend a bootable application that is great at preparing the drive so I can just stick in a windows CD and Mr Gates does the rest??

I think I've confused the poor thing.
Please help!!

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I need to "nuke" a hard drive that has Windows XP on it so that I can install Windows 7 64 (yes, the computer will have 4 gigs of RAM) and pass it on. I have only needed DBAN once and that was a number of years ago.

I was wondering if this is still the go to software for this purpose or is there something else I should consider? Thanks.

A:Darik's Boot and Nuke Or Another Software?

I'm fairly certain installing Windows 7 (and formatting during installation) and then using CCleaner "Drive Wiper" to erase free space would be sufficient as well as redundant (w/ 1, 3, 7, and 35 pass option).

If there is sufficient reason to be paranoid, perhaps changing the hard drive would be the only option. I can say I don't know anyone that would have sufficient reason to be paranoid.

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Did a boot and nuke for a clean install of vista before selling...

Problem is, after reinstall of vista I've lost about 50GB of space. Previous setup had two partitions, one for windows and the other for programs/storage.

Googled my little socks off and tried a few partition search programs, nothing shows up in any of them. Nothing in computer management snapon either. Could do a reinstall again without using darik but lost space would be recoverable anyway without that I think.

It's literally vanished.

No issue over lost data, just want the capacity BACK! Grr.

What do I do???

Cheers guys
PS I didn't burn it up did I? System didn't heat up that much during nuke.
PPS PC's are like automobiles - you think you've seen it all and then one day they break in a new and imaginative way lol

A:Boot n Nuke nuked 2/3 of HD space

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How would you go about canceling Darik's Boot and Nuke program from erasing the drive? I didn't see many options when I was going through each step but now I see that it's going to do 3 passes. It's done 1 already and that will be fine and I have read in other topics that it would be ok to cancel since it's just formatting but I don't know how to cancel. There's no button to press so should I just restart the PC or unplug hardrive?

A:Darik's Boot and Nuke cancel

Usually,there are instructions on the screen.
Might try hitting ESC.
If that doesn't work,just reset or restart the computer
and remove the boot and nuke disk.

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Hey, I have just burned Darik's Boot And Nuke on a CD-R, and I was just wondering what will it exactly do? My goal is to have anything/everything completely deleted. Is there an option that I can select that will do the same process all at once, to every drive I have?

A:Darik's Boot And Nuke (Questions)

Hey Lastkings,

DBAN can Securely delete data from hard drives on your computer yes, Depending on what option you choose will depend how many times it will "pass" over your hard drive. I advise you dont use the Guttman method as this involves 35 passes and will take a very very long time.

When you boot into DBAN it wont start automaticly, But you can just type in "autonuke" and it will automate the steps for you. This video explains all:

How To Delete and Wipe Your Data Securely With DBAN - YouTube

Hope this helps,

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Hope I posted this on the right forum.  Anyway...
I need to "nuke" a hard drive that has Windows XP on it so that I can install Windows 7 64 (yes, the computer will have 4 gigs of RAM) and pass it on. I have only needed DBAN once and that was a number of years ago.
I was wondering if this is still the go to software for this purpose or is there something else I should consider? Thanks.

A:Darik's Boot and Nuke Or Another Software?

There is no need to nuke the drive before installing Win7 as you can format the drive during the installation process.See here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/installing-reinstalling-windows#1TC=windows-7Scroll down to the section: "Using the Custom installation option and formatting the hard disk".

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hey everyone i am currently performing a Darik's Boot and Nuke on my computers hard drives. if i am correct this is going to wipe them clean of everything so i can start fresh? i have a question though, the process has been running for 7 hours now and it is only at 3 percet! i cannont believe it could take this long. but is it normal for it to take this long?

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Hi all. After downloading what I thought was a BBC video for my daughter's dolphin project, my Dell laptop was totally and completely overrun by a tenacious spyware/trojan that may be a vundo variant. Whatever it is - it has made it through two long Geek Squad stays, 2 reformats, 1 Boot and Nuke wipe (including partition) and just about every spyware removal program that I know of. I've lost all my hard drive documents and emails, but I really don't want to lose my hard drive too! That's my next step - unless you have better advice.

Dell Vostro 1500, Windows XP, Core2 Duo Processor

Here's my HJT log file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:20:15 AM, on 6/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\W... Read more

A:Vundo after 2 Geek Squads, 1 Boot and Nuke... and still here???

And here is my start up log - which contains some questionable stuff that I can't figure out how to get rid of. Thank you SO much for taking a look!

StartupList report, 6/11/2008, 11:22:18 AM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfNavi.exe
C:\Program... Read more

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I have two old hard drives I am trying to sell, one I had to send to get repaired so they sent me a new one but the other one is used. I'm trying to sell them as a pair and finally found a buyer but at the same time I realize that just because the Drive is "RAW" doesn't mean it doesn't have data on it.

It is a WD 74GB Raptor that was in a RAID-0 set-up. I put it in my external enclosure and hooked it up through he eSATA (Didn't know if it would work)

First Problem:
The newest version has no config file. So I went back to the 1.0.7 version.

Second Problem:
After starting DBAN interactive mode the following appears, "dban has finished due to a non-fatal error"

I tried unplugging the External Enclosure with the drive but it still did the same thing.

Anyone know of a fix for this program since so far its been unsuccessful? If not a better way I could wipe the drive while in its "RAW" state?

Thanks in Advance

A:Trying To Wipe Drive Using Darik's Boot And Nuke

Anyone have any suggestions besides using a hammer on it? Someone wants to buy it today.

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My office was getting rid of an HP EliteBook 8460p, which they let me buy as long as I ran Darik's Boot and Nuke on it. I did and then bought my own Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to install. I installed the OS yesterday and now I cannot get any wired or wireless internet. When I run the troubleshoot it says there is not a driver for the network adaptor.

I've read 20 or more threads on here with similar issues, have downloaded several different drivers off of the HP website, but nothing seems to work. When I try to install the drivers (which I'm downloading from another machine and using an external hard drive to run them), none seem to install properly.

I really appreciate your help! I only have a basic understanding of how these things work, which I know is worse because I know just enough to really mess things up HA!

A:No Internet with New Windows 7 Install after using Darik's Boot & Nuke

Here is the link where I have been downloading drivers from:


Could someone please confirm which ones I should do? Might this have anything to do with the Darik's Boot and Nuke I ran on the machine first?

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I have read thru older posts and feel pretty comfortable about executing the XP re-install. I am doing this because of persistent problems that were caused by the Ucleaner virus. (Now my TrendMicro is non-functional and using trial version of McAffe.) The one thing I guess I am most worried about is the partion set-up. I assume that Nuke-N-Boot will erase my partitions. I want to do the Dariks wipe to be sure I have no residual virus pieces. Does anyone have thoughts on this question?

A:Re-install XP on a dell1501: is nuke n boot wise or unwise?

My first thought is to get completly clean by doing a hijack this forum post. Then you wouldn't need to do a wipe/reload. If you still want to, just doing a low level format re-install using your xp disk is what I recommend. I would still do the post first, since some viruses can reside in memory or bios, re-infecting the cleaned machine. I am not familiar with the product you are speaking about, though.

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I've decided to try and clean my computer's hard drive to try and free up space using boot n' nuke.
I have everything required to do it,
but when I finally get to wiping the data it shows
"non-lethal error" and "process crash"

I'm running windows 7 with an AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.20 GHz
if that helps at all.


A:Boot n' Nuke non-lethal error/ process crash

cleaning is always very risky many do not clean AT ALL , slows computer down for a start
just use cccleaner, remove programes you do not want, clean system restore now and then and all will be good


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Has anyone used this software before? I was looking into freeware for hard drive data destruction (I'm selling my notebook), and I came across this. Has anyone used it, or can verify its reliability?

A:Wipe hard drive - Darik's Boot and Nuke?

"Seven out of 10 hard drives could be read easily despite being supposedly wiped clean."


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Hi all,
I started getting strange behavior from my computer and uninstalled Chrome browser to reinstall it thinking it would fix some things. I never was able to run the executable again. I kept getting strange errors. I ended up identifying it as some pesky malware and since this is a gaming PC with no important information, I reformatted and reinstalled Windows 7. Low and behold, I go to install Chrome again and get the SAME ERROR.
I used DBAN and wiped the drive. Installed again. Same issue. Did another DBAN, installed again. Booted in safe mode (F8 seems to get blocked so I used msconfig and chose safe boot with netowork). I had burnt a bunch of the recommended software I've been reading about like RKILL, and Malwarebytes and Avast anti virus. They installed off the CDROM, but could not update their libraries and found nothing to clean. Try installing some software again, same issue. No .exe will run.
I am at my wits end. IT professional with 10+ years experience outwitted by a virus.  I just want to play games! Help!

A:Nagging Rootkit? Problems after Boot and Nuke and reformat

Surprised no one has advice! I will try to rerun malwarebytes and see if I can move the update over via optical media.

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Hope someone can help me here. I have a Dell running Vista-64 bit that I am planning on selling on EBAY. So, I ran the DBAN "Boot & Nuke" to clean everything off of the HD. That went well-it took 7 hours, but no problems. I reloaded the Dell operating system disk back on with no problems and the drivers disk-all that went well.

Now, I thought I would go online and download AVG just to have that on there for the next buyer. But, I can't connect to the internet. The message I get is "Install & enable the ethernet adapter on your computer-Windows does not detect network hardware."

I know the "hardware" is in there....this computer connected just fine until I nuked it. I guess I assumed this would be "fixed" when I loaded the Dell OS back on. Now what?

Thanks a ton if anybody has the answer here!

A:How Do I recover Internet Connectivity After DBAN "Boot & Nuke" ?

Hi imacarbuff, welcome to TSF.

Can you check you Device Manager for any warnings (yellow exclamation points)
Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'. In the Computer Management window, select 'Device Manager' on the left and look for any warning signs. If you see any, right click on then and choose 'Update Driver software'

Can you also post the model of the Dell

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Dear Bleepingcomputers and friends,
I need you guys' help!
Have a  customer that need help getting PCI complaint [1] at five of her facilities.   So far I only have two thing left to figure out.  I only have available Window XP Pro sp3 machines to do this on. 
1)  I need to set up an internal IDS/IPS [2] scanner.   Antivirus doesn't count (PCI's insistence).  Wireshark?
2)  I need to set up an FIM [3] system on each computer with credit card information (PCI's doesn't care that the information is encrypted).  Again, Antivirus doesn't count (PCI insistence). 
Many thanks,
1)  http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/pcifaqs.php
2) Intrusion Detection System, Intrusion Preventions System
3) File Integrity Monitoring

A:need help with PCI compliance

price is everything in this question... Establish that and you can pretty much just Google it.
Also establishing training and user outlines/ skill-sets would be beneficial... As those XP machines could be nixxed and you could do it very cheap/free if they have decent users...

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Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question...
Recently had a PCI Compliance Scan performed which I failed for the following reason: "Firewall UDP Packet Source Port 53 Ruleset Bypass".  I am using Windows Firewall in Windows 7 Pro and the only place I can find any rule that specifies
port 53 is Core Networking DNS (UDP-Out).  I am not sure if I should disable this rule or not.  Or should I block port 53 in my wireless router?
Thanks in advance!

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Can anybody tell me of a good company that provides information about Compliance management? Someone recommended the site "infolocktech"
Any recommendations on this?
Dual DVD Recorders Football News

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Is there a plan to make MBSA Section 508 compliant (American with Disabilities Act)?

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We are using Windows 8.1 currently in a Fax Appliance. this used by medical and financial offices around the country.
We need to know if Windows 8.1 currently meets HIPAA standards for compliancy. We understand it is no longer in mainstream support, and exist now in a state of extended support and will be EOL by 2023. 
If this product does not meet HIPAA compliance standards we need to know now.
Thank you,

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I purchased a usb type c spectre late last year (the rose version with i7 and 512GB.  It generally works well but so far the power system is very disappointing.  The basic issue is I purchased this device specifically because it purports to be USB Type C compliant.  That means I should be able to charge the device with any usb type c charger provided it meets the technical specs (e.g. 45 watts and so forth).  But it doesn't.  Instead, the software settings seem to make it in effect a proprietary set up.  If so, this is objectionable and possibly contrary Australian consumer law.  The problem is that I can only charge the device with the supplied charger.  The first issue is the charger is excessively heavy and bulky.  Why does the world's slimest and lightest laptop have such a bulky charger.  It's comparable to the laptop itself.  This is just dumb!The second issue is I can't use the rest of my USB Type C set up including a large battery, and a charger in my car.  Nor can I use my phone charger.  So I have to drag the HP charger everywhere.  The third issue is that only 1 of the 3 ports actually charges other devices at the USB Type C spec.  The 2 lighting ports are not USB Type C at all - they are just 3.1 with a usb type c connector.  So they only charge the phone at 20 per cent, the phone won't transfer data, and various peripherals such as a bluetooth keyboard/mouse don't have enough juice to... Read more

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I am currently operating XP Pro 32 bit and Directx 9. In a few days I will be installing from scratch Vista Home premium 64 bit.

What I am not sure of is whether my CPU is compliant with Directx 10.

It is an Intel Pentium D 915.

I have searched Intels site for hours to no avail.

Does anyone have an answer for me please?



A:Directx 10 Compliance

For DirectX 10 to work you need a graphics card that is capable eg ATI HD 2000 series or above

Vista is capable of running DirectX 9 and 10 so you wont need to upgrade your graphics card unless you want to use DirectX 10

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Hello all,

while evaluating a new enterprise tool for our company a question was asked to the suppliers if their software is Vista compliant. One solution only requires a thin client with IE 5.5 or higher to use and say that they will not check if their software is Vista compliant as Vista uses IE 7 and they have tested with IE7 and Windows XP and it works fine.

Is there something that could prevent their software from working in Vista? Should we require them to certify Vista compliance?

BR Martin

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I'm working on a government project that includes using PowerPoint slideshows on the internet. If you're at all familiar with the government, you're aware that there is a MAJOR push to make sure all files on the internet are 508 compliant (accessible to users with disabilities.) I'm hearing from some folks that PowerPoint is NOT 508 compliant, while others say it can be MADE compliant. (In my digging around, I found a download that claims to walk you through making a PP slideshow compliant.)

Has anyone out there run into this situation? Have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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What are the requirements for an existing application to be comaptible on Windows Vista RC1? How they are different from " Works with Windows Vista" requiremnts?

A:Requirements For Application Compliance.

I suspect that you'll have to contact Microsoft on MSDN to find that out. But, since Vista has gone RTM, I suspect they aren't very concerned with RC1 right now.

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Here's my situation. We have 4 systems that get remotely used. How ever we have been upgrading to be PCI-DSS compliant. We now need a way for these specific users to gain remote access to their desktops. Here are my thoughts but not sure which is best. So I'm just looking for your quick thoughts on this.

1. VPN that is PCI compliant. Then remote desktop from within the VPN. Would this still be PCI compliant? We have a Netgear FV338 router that is VPN pci compliant, but 60 bucks a client.

2. Use a 3rd party app such as go to my pc. That claims to be PCI compliant. I find these to vulnerable to changes in PCI compliancy. Will these actually pass our test?

I am just looking for options or if anyone has come across this situation?

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Hopefully this is the right forum to post in..
I do IT work and am expanding into medical practices. I understand they must be HIPPA compliant and i was wondering if I need to be certified/take a test or anything to be able to even do IT work for a medical practice (third party IT). Some have said i need to have some certification to see the confidential patient information and I was wondering if any of you could maybe be more specific and show me what requirements they must meet or what certification I need to get to legally be able to work on their stuff, being I will be exposed to private patient information. 

A:HIPPA Compliance/Certification?

No, there is no certification required.  However, you do need to be fully aware of the HIPAA laws and the security systems on the computer and any transference of data must be HIPAA compliant.
For more information, you can read these:
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What is a good PCI compliance security analyser primarily for Win 7 but also for later versions?

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I work at a very small business with a newer credit card machine that is wired into a Netgear router with an Ethernet cable.

Credit card terminal runs thur no computer, it is hooked directly to the router.

I try to take care of all the IT concerns and problem when they come up.

The new PCI compliance rules that went into effect on Jan 31st 2018 are giving me real problems.

We have a static IP address which has not changed for about 4 years.
We always passed the PCI compliance scan done by a company called Trustwave.

For the pass 2 months we have failed the scans. The reason stated in the report is "Host not detected".

They (Trustwave) has told me that something in the router must be blocking the scan.

Basically they have been no help.

Does anyone know the solution to this problem?? I think that there must be thousands of small business with the same problem, as I tried to call Trustwave support but got only voice mail leave a call back number because of high call volume. I have been communicating with them only by email.

I am thinking that there must be a simple solution to this, but I have not found it yet.

If we passed the last 4 years and nothing on our end has changed then why can we not pass now.?

Makes no sense to me.

Anybody got any ideas ??? Should I call the bank that services the credit card machine ?

Thanks in advance for any help..................

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Hi all - I'm having an error throughout many of the security and compliance pages in my instance - not getting too much help as yet so thought I'd post here. The errors I'm seeing are as follows:


The requested search root 'APCPR06A002.prod.outlook.com/ConfigurationUnits/XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.onmicrosoft.com/Configuration/Transport Settings/Rules/SafeAttachmentVersioned' is not within the scope
of this operation. Cannot perform searches outside the scope 'apcprd06.prod.outlook.com/Configuration/Services/Microsoft Exchange/ExchangeLabs'.

The requested search root 'APCPR06A002.prod.outlook.com/ConfigurationUnits/XXXXXXXXXXXX.onmicrosoft.com/Configuration/Transport Settings/Rules/AntiPhishVersioned' is not within the scope of this operation. Cannot
perform searches outside the scope 'apcprd06.prod.outlook.com/Configuration/Services/Microsoft Exchange/ExchangeLabs'.

The requested search root 'APCPR06A002.prod.outlook.com/ConfigurationUnits/XXXXXXXXX.onmicrosoft.com/Configuration/Transport Settings/Rules/SafeLinksVersioned'
is not within the scope of this operation. Cannot perform searches outside the scope 'apcprd06.prod.outlook.com/Configuration/Services/Microsoft Exchange/ExchangeLabs'.

Any thoughts?

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Update: Installation successful, at the cost of one RAM module (remove from system), as suggested in this thread.
However, boot still fails with 2 modules in place.

Original Post:
Hello, my version of Windows 7 has failed to install, both at boot and within windows XP. The in-OS install failed, generically stating that it couldn't read the files it was looking for. (It REALLY needs a details tab for IT experts. It could have been my raid drivers, which seem to be running afoul in other OS's...s) The boot install didn't even start stating that my BIOS was not fully compatible with APCI.
However it is a feature-laden Gigabyte model from this year! There are no BIOS updates in regards to ACPI.

MA790TX-UD4P motherboard....

In my next installation attempt I will mount the ISO with Emulation and install from there, at least until restart.

Full system specs in my profile...

Edit: I've taken a look at this thread, I should note that I have no onboard video and only have access to an Nvidia 9800 GT with this motherboard.
I will attempt the removal of the 2nd DIMM as suggested on page 2.

A:ACPI Compliance Failure? REALLY?

Welcome SI5K,

Sounds like you have been reading some posts first, good start. Must give you a for having your system specs in place. I have found in several of my installs of Win7 that the Bios settings were rather confusing as to how ACPI was enabled or not. So I just made several attemps until I got the right one recognized by Win7 install. that's just one thought. What Build # of win7 are you installing? How did you burn the DVD? 4x speed? seems to work best for most members. You did not state how much memory you have, but you say you took 1 stick out & attempted an install.

No Over-clocking of CPU, right ?

We can start here & other members will jump in with their thoughts, also. Sounds like all the right hardware, just some minor bugs to configure correctly.

" Doc "

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Hi guys...an odd question here and I am mad at my IT Manager !!

Being a network Admin in-charge, i want to enforce a few policies at help desk. One of them is, not to create any user account unless an email arrives from HR to HelpDesk, informing of the user's badge ID, the department he/she belongs to. The status of employment and all those things. The procedures are in place but sometimes it so happens that some head of the Dept. call our IT Manager over the phone, or send him an email directly whcih is then forwarded to our Help Desk incharge who is then left with little options but to create the account without due processes.

HelpDesk incharge is bound by his position to defy IT manager and he is scared to tell me (sometimes he does) that IT manager is forcing him to dilute the AD account creation policy.

I don't want to confront IT manager based upon inputs by Helpdesk guys but would rather put a mechanism in place, where I would automatically come to know, that an account has been created and I can ask helpdesk to provide proof of the email from HR arbitrarily and then confront the manager.

I know some Audit trails can be put and they would appear under Securty tab of Event manager ( or so I guess) but I need something more automated that would land in my mailbox.

Is this possible?

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Hi Team.

I have a client with banking operations.

Long time send MBSA report about scanning servers to Regulatory Office.

There is documentary support about MBSA meet some Regulation, Process or Standard?


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Where can I read some quick tutorial on layer 2 and layer 3 connectivity, IOS images, ISO compliance?


A:Layer 2 and 3 connectivity, IOS images, and ISO compliance???


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