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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″.

Cannot Open Printers and Faxes

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When you try to open printers and faxes nothing happens. You have rebooted but this does not help.

1.)  Click Start -> Run –  type services.msc
2.)  Right click on Print Spooler and click stop.
3.)  Delete all files from C:\windows\system32\spool\printers\
4.)  Start the Print Spooler from services.

Access Denied When Trying to Install Service Pack 3

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When trying to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 you get an ‘Access Denied’ error.

1. Download and install the Subinacl.exe file from the Microsoft Website.

2. Open Notepad and paste following code:

cd /d “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools”
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

3. Save the file with name “SP3.bat“.

4. Now right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator“. It might take some time to complete.

5. After completion, restart your system and now you should be able to install SP3.

Active Desktop Recovery Script Error

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1. Open an explorer window and go to tools > folder options > view, and uncheck hide protected files.

2. Click Ok.

3. Then do a search in your sys drive [usually c: ] for desktop.htt.
It will be in Docs and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.

4. Delete the .htt file.

5. Right click on your desktop and click refresh.

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 . . . . . .

User Profile Status shown as ‘Backup’

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After booting up my PC and logging on I’m presented with a fresh profile rather than my usual desktop and applications.

When looking into user profiles on my machine my account is shown twice – however one say under the status column ‘Backup’.

This happens when Windows XP detects that a profile has become corrupted. If you browse my computer you will see that all the files are still there. You will need to copy all the files into your new profile.

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!

Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end.

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When trying to connect to a computer over RDP (remote desktop) you get the following message

“Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end. Please try connecting to the remote computer again.”


On the computer that is giving the error:
1. Click start > run type ‘regedit’.
2. Navigate to:
3. Under this registry subkey, delete the following values:
* Certificate
* X509 Certificate
* X509 Certificate ID
4. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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