Fix Windows Update Error Code 8E5E03FA

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I have Windows Vista installed on a virtual PC and recently I’ve not been able to install any Windows updates because I keep getting an error saying that the update failed. Taking a look at the error, it says the following: Failed error code 8E5E03FA Not very helpful! The event viewer does not show anything […]

How to Fix “You do not have permission to send to this recipient”

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A while ago I setup Exchange Server on a virtual machine to play around with it and see if I could get a proper mail server working. I thought I did pretty well because I was able to send and receive messages internally on the network and was able to send emails out to the […]

Fix “The Device Cannot Start. (Code 10)” Error

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I recently tried to install a USB printer on my Windows XP machine and after Windows detected the printer, I got the following error message: The device cannot start. (Code 10) If you’re having this same issue, here are a couple of things you can do to troubleshoot problem with USB devices. Firstly, if you […]

How to Fix Stop:0x000000F4 Blue Screen Error in Windows

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Working in IT, I’ve come across a number of strange STOP errors in Windows that are only fixed by doing something ridiculously obscure! Recently, I came across another STOP error that is very obscure, but pretty easy to fix! Well, at least it was easy to fix for me. Here’s the error on the associated […]

Device Manager Empty or Blank in Windows?

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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 a while to figure out what the problem was! If your Device Manager is completely blank or empty, then there are two possibilities of why […]

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 to it, the event passed, I dismissed the reminder, but it wouldn’t go away! The reminder popped up each time I opened Outlook. Not only […]

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 and have to connect to unsecured wireless networks at hotels, airports, etc, you should make sure to beef up the security on your system so […]

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 it’s pretty unsafe too. If you share a folder, everyone can access it, and there are no permissions and no passwords to restrict access to […]

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 to your computer. Some of the technical codes accompanying the error are: OX0000007E (0XC00007D, 0XF7C6B8EA, 0XF7C6B7F4 – 0XF7CBBYF0). By booting into Safe Mode, I noticed […]

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 the password on the spreadsheet no longer works with you and you have a spreadsheet that you can no longer modify. What do you do? […]