Tag Archives: Computer Troubleshooting

Cut down God Mode to individual areas

Remember God Mode?  You can cut this overwhelming shortcut down by using some of your most useful tools.  Here’s an example on how to put Troubleshooting on your desktop. First, make a new folder  on your desktop and rename it … Continue reading

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How to reset all Local Group Policy settings

You have changed the Group Policy (local, not in a domain) and are not sure exactly what changed – You can undo all of the changes by doing the following. At the command prompt (as Administrator), type the following – … Continue reading

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WhySoSlow Beta fow Windows

Want to know what resources are being consumed by Windows and ‘see’ why your computer is so slow? WhySoSlow by Resplendence is in Beta and is an excellent program that can guide you to why your computer may be slow. … Continue reading

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NTLM Settings in Windows 7, 8 or 10

You may have devices (NASs) on your network that you can no longer can connect to or you may not be able to network to an older OS.  Actually this changes settings to accept NTLMv1 and NTLMv2 so that you … Continue reading

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Best IT Professional sites on the web

It’s hard to find great quality information that can be used by IT professionals.  One of the best sites on the web is GEGeek.  This site offers information that is updated often and covers a wide range of IT resources … Continue reading

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Reset TCP/IP – Network Troubleshooting

Click Start Menu, type cmd in the search box or run box ( Hold down Ctrl + Shift and hit Enter)Type the following commands, each followed by pressing enter. ipconfig /flushdns nbtstat -R nbtstat -RR netsh int ip reset all … Continue reading

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Microsoft How-to’s

Often overlooked by many users is the largest repository of information for Microsoft products.  TechNet‘s library offers thousands of how to articles on every product including hidden and tweaking information.  TechNet’s Learning offers videos, how-to’s and other information.

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Excellent tools for your computer

Dawn found a listing of tools that analyze crash dumps, hunt for trojans and more.  Check out this website for an excellent assortment of tools.

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Fix Windows Problems with Microsoft’s Fix It Solution Center

Microsoft’s Fix it center offers fixes for some issues you may have with your Windows operating system and other Microsoft products

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Clear Your Flash Player Cache

Visit Adobe’s site to clear the flash on your computer-  Link You can use the web based  panel to specify storage settings for any or all of the websites that you have visited on your computer. The list of Visited … Continue reading

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Capture Netstat, Ping, Pathping, Tracert and other Commands

If you want to capture commands to analyze or email to your support team, do the following: Create a folder called Capture on your C: drive Open a cmd prompt Type your command – Example ~ netstat -a >c:\capture\netstat.txt You … Continue reading

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Slow Right Click in XP, Vista or 7

The slow right click problem with Windows computers often happens when the context menu (Right Click Menu) goes bad.  What is bad?  If you right click and get a super slow speed or no response at all (PC appears to … Continue reading

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Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded

Can’t download a file and need to?  Here’s the link if IE stops you.  Link

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Explorer Starting and Stopping – Icons Blinking

Solution One Quickly move the location of Internet Explorer’s temp internet files to a different folder.  Corrupt cache. Solution Two My wife’s icons and taskbar were blinking on and off every ten seconds or so.  Had to actually hit Ctrl-Alt-Del … Continue reading

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Windows Losing Focus -Update!

Several people have complained about their windows losing focus and they have to ‘reclick’ the window to get control of the open window! Go to Start -> Run and enter regsvr32 shgina.dll Reboot Ta-Da!  Well not always Ta-Da!   Rick says … Continue reading

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Wireless Card for Laptop goes 31miles!

(Thanks to Billy for this hit)   $150ish…. it has a/b/g/n Indoors:          150m or  492 feet Outdoors:         50km or  31 miles   http://www.ubnt.com/products/sr71c.php

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AMD Dual Core Optimizer – August 2008

From AMD: AMD Dual-Core Optimizer Version 1.1.4 – The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can help improve some PC gaming video performance by compensating for those applications that bypass the Windows API for timing by directly using the RDTSC (Read Time Stamp … Continue reading

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