Help Desk Geek – Page 142 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

Device Manager Empty or Blank in Windows?

by File in: Windows XP Tips

I recently had a problem where I opened my Device Manager and found that is was blank! Nothing there! Just plain empty! It was very strange and it took me […]

Cannot Delete Outlook 2007 thru 2016 Reminder

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Can’t delete a reminder in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016? I recently had this very strange problem where I created a calendar event in Outlook with a reminder attached […]

How to Block Remote Connections to a Windows XP Computer

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If you’re not careful, it may be possible for hackers to remotely connect to your computer without your knowledge and copy, change, or delete files. If you travel a lot […]

What is Simple File Sharing and How to Turn It Off

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Simple File Sharing is a feature built into Windows that makes it very easy to share files and folders with other computers on your local network. It’s so simple that […]

A Problem Has Been Detected and Windows Has Been Shutdown to Prevent Damages to Your Computer

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After installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 and rebooting the computer some people get this error: A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage […]

Remove Passwords on Excel Password Protected Sheets and Workbooks

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How many times has this happened to you: you set a password on an Excel spreadsheet or workbook and then you forget about it? Or worse, the person that setup […]

Windows 2003 Active Directory Setup:dcpromo

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Now that we have setup Windows Server 2003 on our virtual machine, patched it with SP2, installed an anti-virus and setup DNS, it is now time to setup Active Directory […]

VMware Server Web Access Default Username and Password

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Yesterday I setup a testing network using VMware server. I started by installing VMware server and as I realized that VMware uses the credentials from your Windows machine to login […]

Internet Connection Problems – Incorrect Proxy Server Settings

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Sometimes when troubleshooting Internet connection problems, we seem to try everything: from the most basic (is the cable still connected?) to the most advanced techniques (has someone hacked my router?). […]

Windows TCP/IP Utilities – Netstat, Tracert, IPconfig, NSlookup

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netstat: is a utility to display TCP/IP statistics and details about TCP/IP components and connections to a host. Netstat is useful to check what ports are open on your computer, […]