Tag Archives: troubleshooting

Check and repair your SSD or HDD using PowerShell

Want to use PowerShell to scan or repair your drive(s)?  Use the commands below to check your drives. Need to run a quick check?  Type the following using PowerShell as the Administrator. Repair-Volume -DriveLetter C -SpotFix If you need to … Continue reading

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DHCP fix with KB3206632 ?

KB3206632 was released December 13th.   Here’s a list of fixes from Microsoft’s site– This security update includes these additional improvements and fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:  Improved reliability of … Continue reading

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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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Open a lot of tabs in Chrome? Is your computer sluggish? Here’s what you can do

If you are an internet surfer and open a ton of tabs, you may notice that your computer has become sluggish.   Many times this can be from using a lot of memory usage (caused by a website) in Chrome. … 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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Add GeGeek Toolkit to Hiren’s CD/DVD for the ultimate troubleshooting tool

One of the best sites on the web is GeGeek.  GeGeek has over 300 tools (freeware) that you can download for troubleshooting any computer.   How can it possibly get more powerful? Use Rufus USB to create a bootable ISO … Continue reading

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Error 0X000003eb during driver installation

Use  printmanagement.msc to correct the problem.   Delete the drivers under printer server.   Try to connect again. If this does NOT work, right click on the driver again and go to Properties – Find the path to the driver.   Delete the driver … Continue reading

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High CPU utilization after Windows 7 SP 1 install

Click on the Windows Orb type CMD and hit enter At the command prompt type- cd c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727 Hit enter Type- ngen.exe executequeueditems Hit enter Reboot This will process any remaining needs. (Thanks Dawn for finding this!)

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Power Supply Calculator

Ben found this handy power supply calculator over at ASUSTeK. Also go over and look at their Startup Problems (Troubleshooting Tips). or take a look at their Troubleshooting guides!

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Windows Annoyances

If you haven’t visited Annoyances.org, I’ve been using it for years.  You can often find the ‘cure’ for any Windows Annoyance.   Go to the bottom of the page to filter operating systems.  Annoyances

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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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Keep all of Your Programs Up-to-Date

Keep all of your programs up-to-date.  Secunia has a simple software that updates against a database of thousands of programs.  Just because you get Windows updates, doesn’t mean you are secure.  Give it a try. Link   From their site: … Continue reading

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Slipstream SP3 with Your Windows XP CD

Because you survived this long with Windows XP, the likelihood that you will reinstall is good.  Use Nlite to slipstream SP3 into your Windows XP installation CD and make a new installation disc.  It’ll save you a ton of time.  … Continue reading

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Fix Windows XP or Vista

Glary Utilities offers an excellent piece of software that cleans and optimizes your computer. You can download this piece of software at download.com (search for Glary Utilities)

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Error Messages in Windows

Error Code: 32 Whatever!  This program allows you to see the definition of the code. Link

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Windows Troubleshooting

http://www.softwarepatch.com/index.html    http://www.annoyances.org/ http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp. and even Microsoft has good tips…. http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/default.mspx

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