Change Default Log Off Button in Windows 7 Start Menu

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By default, the Start Menu in Windows 7 is configured to with a small button at the bottom right to Log off, Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, etc. However, if you don’t want to use the default option of the button, you have to click the small arrow at the right of the button to get […]

Fix “The Windows Logon Process has Unexpectedly Terminated”

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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 […]

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 […]

Fix Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working Error in Windows 7

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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

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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 COM Surrogate has Stopped Working in Windows 7

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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 “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 […]

Use Command Line Switches in Outlook 2010

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By default, running Outlook.exe will launch the program and start it normally in Windows. This is what occurs when you click on the Outlook desktop icon. However, there are many times where it would be useful to alter the startup of Outlook 2010 by adding a command line switch. Instead of running outlook.exe, you can […]