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How to remove old service pack files from Windows 2008 R2

This is a quick post as a reminder for anyone that may not know this.This command will remove old service pack files from a Windows 2008 R2 server.Run the below command from and elevated command prompt.dism /online /cleanup-image /spsupersededI have...

How to install older version of Android apps

Ran into a problem with an automatic update on my Android phone (Galaxy S5)An update caused the app to force close on every attempt to open it.If this has happened to you you know how frustrating it can be if you have to wait for the developer to fix...

How to schedule a reboot using the AT Command

The "at" command can be very useful. Below is just one simple use to schedule a reboot of a Windows 2003 server at a certain time and day. The at command: at [\\computername] TIME [DATE] "command" for example at 3:00 AM Sun shutdown -r  T...

It Fixed it for me - Windows Update Not Working

I recently had a client pc brought to me that would not run Windows Updates.I initially though it was Malware or Spyware or Virus related so I was a bit puzzled after running my usual assortment of tools (Malwarebytes , Super Antispyware and others..

How to Uninstall VMware Server 2 from Centos Linux

This is a quick update. I recently had to uninstall VMware Server 2 from a Centos Linux server. After a little research I found that the quickest way to uninstall (if it was installed using the RPM installer) was to run the following commandrpm -e VM...

How to Extend any Windows2008 Disk Partition

I had the need today to extend a Windows 2008 Server disk partition to add the rest of the unused hard drive space to the C: drive. A collegue of mine sent this to me but I though it would help to repost it.These steps will extend a Windows 2008 dis...

It Fixed it for me - NTLDR Missing

I recently had a client bring a Windows XP Pro laptop to me that would not boot.Upon start up it would immediaty display the following error."NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart"My problem seemed to be a missing or damaged boot.ini file.To...

It Fixed it for me - Re-register .NET framework with IIS

I recently had a Windows 2003 Server that for some reason would not return even a single page through IIS. I was getting the dreaded "Service Not Available" error. Upon investigation I noticed several events in the Windows Event log with ID 1002 and...

It Fixed it for me - Forcibly Removing Active Directory from Domain Controller

I recently had a client come to me with an old server that is no longer in service that he wanted to clean up. As there was some data on the server that still needed to exist after the cleanup I could not simply rebuild the server from scratch. Howe...

It Fixed it for me - lxcgtime.dll error

I had a client come to me with a Windows Vista 64 bit laptop that displayed an error on startup.The error was related to a file lxcgtime.dll. It appears that it is a file related to a Lexmark printer the user had installed but no longer uses.I read a...

Dell Studio 1737 Hardware Interrupt Issue

In a previous post (see it here ) I wrote about a problem I was having with my Dell Studio 1737 laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit edition.I was experiencing an intermitent problem where the CPU would hover at close to 50% even when the...

It Fixed it for me - eBox on Virtual Box

I came across an interesting Linux distribution I though I might try out called eBox. From their websiteeBox Platform can act as a Gateway, an Infrastructure Manager, a Unified Threat Manager, an Office Server, a Unified Communication Server or a com...

VMware Server - vmrun list command

This is a quick how to article on using some basic command line tools to administer VMware server 2 virtual machines running on a Linux system. In my case I am running Vmware Server on Centos 5.4 but I'm sure this will be very similar if not exactly...

Latest 13 - It Fixed it for me Articles

Seems that my It Fixed it for me article series are some of the more popular posts on my blog so here is a quick list of the latest 13 It Fixed it for me Articles.How to remove Antivirus System PROHow to hide the mysql information_schema database.VMw...

Samsung Omnia i910 CF03 update

As you may have already heard Samsung has released an update for the Samsung Omnia SCH-i910 Cell phone. The latest update is the CF03 and is available from the Samsung website. There is a fairly straight forward install directions page located here.

It Fixed It for Me - How to remove Antivirus System PRO

Antivirus System PRO is apparently a new rogue program that infects your pc then nags you about false infections in attempt to scam the user to purchase the software. Antivirus System PRO will nag the user with bogus pop ups claiming infections that...

It Fixed it for me - How to hide the mysql information_schema database.

This is a quick post on how to hide the information_schema database from standard users.In teaching a web design class I set up a few test student accounts on my mysql Linux database server for the class to play with. However when they logged in to p...

It Fixed it for me - How to hide the mysql information_schema database.

This is a quick post on how to hide the information_schema database from standard users.In teaching a web design class I set up a few test student accounts on my mysql Linux database server for the class to play with. However when they logged in to p...

It Fixed it for me - VMware MUI blank page

I can't take credit for creating this fix but I thought it may be helpful to get the info out there again.I recently installed VMware Server 2.0.2 on a new Centos 5.4 Linux server (32bit but it may work on 64bit as well) the install appeared to go sm...

It Fixed it for me - VMware MUI blank page

I can't take credit for creating this fix but I thought it may be helpful to get the info out there again.I recently installed VMware Server 2.0.2 on a new Centos 5.4 Linux server (32bit but it may work on 64bit as well) the install appeared to go sm...


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