I was having a problem where mapped drives would suddenly disappear and then reappear randomly throughout the day. If I had any Explorer Windows open at the time, I would get the following message: Location is not available. <mapped drive> is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected […]
Problem When you attempt to start the Windows 7 firewall service you receive the following error Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the system event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5. If you look in […]
Problem You receive a message from the Action Center that the Windows Firewall is turned off. When you attempt to turn it on, you receive a message like this: Windows Firewall can’t change some of your settings Error code 0x80070424 If you go into Services, you will find that the Windows Firewall service is missing. […]
If you are trying to install Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 on a computer that has had Office installed on it previously, you may encounter the following, un-helpful, error message: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 has encountered an error during setup This can be very frustrating since there is no error code or anything in […]
You may run into this: You are sharing files between two Windows 7 computers on the same network. You go into the Network and Sharing center and turn off password protected sharing. You try to access the shared resource from another computer and it still prompts you for a username and password. Here’s what I […]
Yesterday I noticed some odd behavior on one of the Linux servers that I maintain. For one thing, every time I would run ‘top’ or ‘ps’, I would see the following message Unknown Hz value! (75) Assume 100 I decided to run rkhunter to check for rootkits. Needless to say, I was disappointed to discover […]
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