Troubleshooting

Advanced Windows System Cleanup Commands – SFC and DISM

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Recently I’ve come across some issues with one of my Windows Server installations, which was behaving relatively odd. Big surprise, right? After doing some digging around, I’ve come up with a complete set of commands that checks the system health and repairs any corruption that may have occurred with system files. Feel free to run […]

Fix RAID Adapter – Unrecoverable Error on Dell PowerEdge Server

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I recently purchased a used Dell PowerEdge server for home lab use and ran into a serious issue when trying to start it up. During the boot process, the server would give me an error message when it got to the RAID controller. Actually, depending on the boot, the server would rotate between two different […]

Repair Windows Installer Errors

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I ran into a problem recently where I tried to install a program on my Windows XP machine and I got an error related to the Windows Installer service, namely The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed After trying  many solutions, I finally got the program to install and fixed the Windows Installer error. […]

How to Repair Corrupted Excel Files

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Excel is probably just as important to most workers as wearing clothes and eating food. I pretty much use Excel on a daily basis to do everything from managing finances to analyzing customer data. It’s so powerful, it’s hard to imagine life without Excel. And that’s exactly why it can be so terrible when you […]

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

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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 “Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer” Error

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One problem I’ve run across a lot with clients is not being able to print to a networked printer. The most popular error message I see is Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer or Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer. Access is Denied. There are several reasons why this error can come up and a […]

Fix Task Manager Problems in Windows

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This post covers two problems you may have experienced with the Task Manager in Windows. These include:

Task Manager Missing Menus and Tabs
Disabled Task Manager

If you’re having either one of these problems with the Task Manager in Windows 7, read this post to fix your problem. Enjoy!

Fix Windows 7 MBR

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Unfortunately with Windows 7, the MBR (Master Boot Record) can become corrupted just like in Windows XP or Windows Vista. If the MBR becomes corrupt in Windows 7, you might get a message saying “Operating System not found” when trying boot up your computer. This message usually scares everyone because you cannot load the operating […]

Fix: Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager Missing Tabs

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I’ve been building some new Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers for a new deployment running Windows Server 2003 SP2.  I had originally configured the servers to use the integrated Broadcom NICs, but wanted to change to my new Intel Quad Port VT 1000 PCIe card.  I went with the quad port since I was planning on […]

Resources for Troubleshooting Windows Event 2019: The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty

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One of my client’s servers needs to be rebooted three times a day because of server hangs. A look in Event Viewer finds the following error corresponding to the time the server stops responding: Event: 2019, Source: SRV “The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty” They […]