Sound or Volume Tray Icon Missing in Windows Vista?

by File in: Windows Vista Tips

Is your sound icon suddenly missing from your Windows Vista system tray!? It was there just a little while ago, but now it’s gone! For some strange reason, many Vista users have to deal with missing volume and network icons on a regular basis! Even after I upgraded to Windows Vista SP1, my volume and […]

Open and View Access Database using MDB Viewer

by File in: Reviews, Tools Review

Have you ever needed to open, edit, or modify a Microsoft Access database file (MDB), but you didn’t have Microsoft Access on your computer? Microsoft has programs to view Word documents, Excels spreadsheets, and Powerpoint files without having the original software installed, however, they do not have this option for MS Access! Who knows why, […]

Fix “You need permission to perform this action” Error

by File in: Windows XP Tips

Microsoft should have just not released Windows Vista rather than making us bear the pain of trying to use a crappy operating system. Or at least very annoying. Problems I never had in Windows XP now show up all over Vista. One of those annoying problems is the fact that security on Windows Vista is […]

How to Configure a Router for Remote Desktop

by File in: Networking

I’ve previously written several articles on remote desktop, including how to enable remote desktop on a remote computer and how to access local files and folders during a remote desktop session. I’ve even written about how to block remote connections to a PC! Yet I have not talked about how to actually configure a router […]

Connect to Network Printer in Windows XP

by File in: Networking

If you are in a corporate environment, you probably can only print to networked printers, unless you are one of the lucky few to have a personal desktop printer. For the rest of us, you have to manually connect to the network printer in one of two ways. If you are in a domain, then […]

How to View the Size of User Mailboxes in Exchange 2007

by File in: How-To

If you’ve recently upgraded to Exchange 2007, you may have noticed that two really useful columns in Exchange 2003, Size and Total Items, are missing! Personally, I found this very annoying because it was a great way to quickly see which Exchange users were taking up the most space on the server. The worst thing […]

Cannot Delete Print Job in Windows

by File in: Networking

Have you ever run into the situation where you sent a job to the printer, but it just refused to print? You check the print job queue and everything looks fine, but nothing is happening? So either nothing happens or the print job ends up failing and USUALLY just goes away. If not, you then […]

Fix “Host Process Rundll32 has stopped working”

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I’ve already written about many strange and hard to pin down error messages in Windows, so here’s another problem that I recently ran into on a client machine running Windows: Host Process Rundll32 has stopped working This message kept popping up whenever the user tried to open the Windows Security Center. It would pop up […]

How to Fix “Cannot renew IP address” in Windows

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Recently, I was working on a clients machine and after logging in, I realized that for some reason I was not able to connect to the server. I went to the command prompt, typed in IPCONFIG and pressed Enter. The IP address for the computer was 169.254.x.x and the subnet mask was The 169.254 […]

How to Fix “Resource file C_PsdRsDll not found!” Error

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As an IT support specialist, I love dealing with obscure Windows errors that sound absolutely ridiculous and make little to no sense. The great thing is most of the time you really don’t have to know what the exact problem is in order to fix the problem. Take, for example, the following strange error that […]