.CO TLD available for pre-register

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I know many people are server admins for large companies that may be interested in this. The .CO TLD has been opened up for pre-registration for non-Columbians. Godaddy and other registrars are trying to convince people this is the next big TLD – associating .CO with COmpany or COrporation or COmmerce. The sad thing is,… Read more »

Add Defragment to the Shell menu in Windows 7 / Vista

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I find adding common tasks to the shell menu a great timesaver when I am running between stations. It is also easier to direct users to simply “right-click” on something rather than walk them through a maze of menus…or even have them find the “run” box. Click Start -> type “regedit” in the Search command… Read more »

CHM / HTML Help feature cannot be displayed in some programs

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Although this particular problem has been around for some time, I am surprised at how many times I am asked about the solution. Many programs use an HTML help system that requires Internet Explorer and ActiveX to run (CHM – Compiled HTML Help). After security updates 896358 and 890175, some HTML content outside of the “local… Read more »

Install the Windows Recovery Console in the Boot list

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The Windows Recovery Console is required to fix many startup issues caused by malware, viruses, and corrupt system files. The Recovery Console can be booted from the Windows Setup disc, but many machines (including Netbooks) do not have CD drives or easy access to the Windows Setup disc. Below are the instructions to install the… Read more »

Windows XP shuts down after login – PC-OFF.BAT

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The PC-OFF.BAT virus loads a shutdown script when logging onto Windows XP. A few seconds after logging in, Windows will shutdown. This also affects safe mode. The countdown timer is set to only a few seconds, not allowing the user to enter “shutdown – a” in the run box. You may not even see the emergency… Read more »