Clonezilla good alternative for Symantec Ghost

May 27, 2018 admin 0

If you clone drives for desktops or servers you are probably familiar with Symantec Ghost program or TrueImage.  if you are on a budget Clonezilla is a good alternative. It is free and opensource software that allows you to copy an entire computer hard drive from one computer to another hard drive creating […]

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ASUS AN8 SLI Deluxe not booting

December 17, 2008 admin 0

The other day I rebooted my system and it would not boot up all the way. The last message it was hung at was the ACPI check. When I am troubleshooting I remove all unnecessary devices. When I removed my USB Sansa mp3 player, the system booted normally. This may […]

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WoW: Wrath of the Lich King

December 7, 2008 admin 0

My brother-in-law and I waited, with many other devoted gamers, at GameStop to get my copy of the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack at midnight last night. We first went to a popular GameSpot nearby and waited dutifully on line with the other WoW addicts. […]

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Automatic Updates Failed. Error number: 0x8DDD0018

October 30, 2008 admin 1

I attempted to update a windows 2003 server using windows update but I go the following error: [Error number: 0x8DDD0018] The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running: ·    Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your […]

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Forgot your administrator password?

August 30, 2008 admin 0

If you work with Windows servers, you will eventually lock yourself out of the server by forgetting the administrator password. There are a few different ways to reset the password but I have found the NTPasswd utility to be the most reliable. I have used the NTPasswd utility many times […]

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Open the Targus DEFCON 1 Cable Lock in 15 Seconds

August 11, 2008 admin 1

My job provided me with the Targus DEFCON® 1 Retractable Cable Lock for my work laptop. It looked bulkier than other laptop locks but I was surprised that within a few minutes I had discovered how easy it was to open. Applying firm and constant pressure on the release button […]

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Remote Assistance / Remote Control revisited

May 30, 2008 admin 1

Back in March I wrote about single click remote control but I found another quick and dirty way  to provide remote assistance. Hamachi! No, not tuna. Hamachi is a VPN solution that does not require you to setup any sever or open any ports and best of all, the standard […]

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How To Setup Single Click Remote Control Support

March 1, 2008 admin 4

If you’ve ever had to help friends or relatives with computer problems over the phone this will help you get them out of you hair faster. Ultra VNC SC lets you control a users desktop without having the user do anything except double click a file. Here’s how: To set […]

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ASP – Access to path * is denied

February 7, 2008 admin 1

I was trying to write to a file in ASP.Net and was getting the following error: Access to the path “D:\WEB\******\dump.csv” is denied. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it […]

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Peer to Peer is Good for the Economy

January 13, 2008 admin 0

File Sharing, using bit torrent or Limewire for example, has been given a bad name and is associated with hacking and criminal intention. But file sharing isn’t all that bad. In fact it might help the economy. According to a press article, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said “Music is about […]