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Disk Cleanup Stuck on System Error Memory Dump Files

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When you open Disk Cleanup it gets stuck on ‘System Error Memory Dump Files’

Click Start and type regedit into the search box.

Navigate to:
“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error memory dump files”

The “Flags” value must be set to “0″.

Or for 64-bit Windows:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error memory dump files”

The “Flags” value must be set to “0″.

How to find your IP address in XP, Vista, Win7

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To find your computers IP address

1. Click start/windows icon

2. Click run or type the following into search: cmd

3. In the command prompt that appears type in: ipconfig

4. Your IP address will four blocks of numbers after where it says IP ADDRESS . . . . . .

Firefox 3.5 Randomly Crashing IE 8 Randomly Crashing on Vista

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Firefox 3.5 randomly crashes on Vista.

IE8 randomly crashes on Vista.


If you are running Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 or 2010 then remove this and try another antivirus program.

If you are not running Kaspersky Internet Security try reinstalling the browsers and disabling plugins.

Office 2003 Keeps Asking to Confirm Terms on Vista

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When you open any of the office applications on vista it asks you to confirm the terms and conditions.

1. Right click on an Office application icon.

2. Click run as Administrator.

3. Accept the terms and conditions.

You should not see the box come up again now.

Problem creating partition with Diskpart for OS X install

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When preparing your hard drive for an OS X 86 install you will generally need to create an active partition with an id=af using the commands below.

list disk
select disk x [x is the number of the disk where you want to install your leopard on it]
list partition [Now diskpart should tell you there’s no partition on the disk, if it show up a partition go ahead and type delete partition]
create partition primary id=af

Unfortunately sometimes when you reach the line “create partition primary id=af” you may hit a snag when diskpart brings up an error message stating “the arguements specified for this command are not valid”.

To fix this, you need to go the disk management facility in windows (right click my computer – manage) then storage. Select the disk and right click it, it should now offer you an option to “Convert to MBR disk”. This is instead of GPT. Select this and retry the create partition command. The partition should now successfully create!

Vista Changes Resolution on Sleep

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When you wake your computer from sleep the screen resolution has been changed. To fix this you need to disable your screen saver.

1. Right click on the desktop and select Personalize

2. Click Screen Saver

3. Select Screen Saver to (none) and click ok.

Clear Windows Update Downloads

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If Windows Updates are failing to install in Vista you can delete all the download files and try to rerun Windows update.

To do this empty the folder:


You may have to reinstall Vista Service Pack 1 after doing this.