Fix “Please Insert a Disk into Drive” in Windows

by File in: diagnostics, fixes, troubleshooting, Windows

One annoying, but common error in Windows is when it cannot detect certain media when connected to your computer. For example, ever pop in a disc into your CD/DVD drive and then when trying to open files, you get slammed with the following error: Please Insert a Disk into Drive X Well hello, there is […]

Fix “The Windows Logon Process has Unexpectedly Terminated”

by File in: fixes, troubleshooting, Windows

The Windows Logon process is a complicated system process that handles the Windows logon screen, user authentication, loading the user profile, locking the computer, and much more. There are many errors assoicated with the Windows Logon process, but there are two that I have run into on many occasions. The Windows logon process has unexpectedly […]

Fix Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working Error in Windows 7

by File in: fixes, howto, Windows

A client of mine called recently saying that his Windows 7 machine kept popping up with a dialog box with the following error message: Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working He would get this error message in all kinds of different situations like opening the Control Panel, right-clicking on the folder, and while performing other simple […]

Windows XP or Windows 7 Won’t Boot into Safe Mode

by File in: fixes, troubleshooting, Windows

Usually when something goes wrong in Windows, we can fix it by restarting the computer and going into Safe Mode, which basically loads the bare essentials that are needed for Windows to run. At this point, you can try to fix whatever issue is causing problems. However, there are certain times when you can’t even […]

Fix COM Surrogate has Stopped Working in Windows 7

by File in: fixes, howto, troubleshooting, Windows

I was playing around with one of my virtual machines running Windows 7 the other day, when I ran into a bit of a problem. I was trying to right-click on My Computer and choose Properties and got the following error message: Runtime error! Program: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe After clicking on OK, I get an message stating […]

Fix Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Has Encountered a Problem

by File in: fixes, troubleshooting, Windows

Last week, I turned on my computer running Windows XP and got the following error message when I would boot up the computer: generic host process for win32 services has encountered a problem This error can occur in different situations depending on the computer. For instance, you may see this message whenever you start your […]

Fix BlackBerry “No Available Message Stores” Synchronization Error

by File in: Blackberry, fixes

Recently, I was trying to sync my BlackBerry with my Windows PC running Microsoft Outlook. I ran into a bit of a problem and kept getting the following error messages below from the Microsoft Outlook Connector: No Available Message Stores I was using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software and would get this annoying error message […]

Fix: McAfee ePo Error “Server Policy Invalid”

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The following entries were found in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Db\Agent_servername.log file on my Windows 2003 server: 20090709133245 I #1972 InetMgr Adding site ePO_mysite to failover list. 20090709133245 I #1972 InetMgr After calling UploadFileResponse() 20090709133245 i #1972 Agent Package uploaded to ePO Server successfully 20090709133245 i #1972 Agent Agent communication session closed 20090709133245 […]

Fix: Windows 2008 server is displayed as Windows Vista in McAfee EPO agent console

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One of my newly deployed Windows 2008 servers was being identified in the McAfee EPO 4.0 admin console as a Windows Vista machine. This was curious to me, since I had created this Windows 2008 server from the same media as it’s predecessors, and had installed all the same versions of software onto it, such […]

Fix for delay when printing documents in iPrint

by File in: fixes

I’ve been using various versions of the iPrint 4.x client on several of my networks, and always seem to get annoying delays when doing a File – Print. The job prints fine, it just takes a while for the OK box to appear (up to two minutes in extreme cases). Of course some users think […]