Posts tagged 'Windows'

Error Code 19 from CD/DVD drive in Windows

My sister-in-law was having some difficulty with her laptop where it was not recognising the DVD drive. She even purchased an external DVD drive on the assumption that the internal drive was broken, however, she also found that it did not worth either. She eventually gave up and asked me to have a look at it. My first approach (after making …

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“Unable to open URL. Cannot download the information you requested” error in Word/Excel

A client called me asking for help with a problem on one of their Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. They were creating content for their new website that I was in the process of building and wanted to include bookmarks to content they had already created on the site. Whenever they clicked on a link in their spreadsheet, they received an error …

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How to delete a Windows volume mount point for an invalid drive

When I rebuilt my server earlier this year to run Windows 7 (rather than Windows Home Server), I decided to use Windows mount points to expand the storage rather than using separate drive letters or something like RAID to span disks. The structure I use is similar to this: C:\   - Backup   - PCBackups - T510 - T60 …

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How to configure PEAR for Zend Server Community Edition on Windows 7

I decided to try running Zend Server CE (PHP v5.3) for my local development environment on my Windows 7 (64-bit) machine. After discovering that I needed to explicitly choose to install MySQL and phpMyAdmin (simply fixed by running the installer again and modifying the installation), I found that the PEAR libraries some of my existing code relied on, was missing. …

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How to convert scheduled tasks from Windows XP to Windows 7

When I decommissioned my Windows Home Server recently, I decided to replace it with Windows 7. However, I had over 20 scheduled tasks running on the WHS box to do things like back up my websites and backup files on the server and such. I wanted to recreate these scheduled tasks on the new Windows 7 install, but discovered that …

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How to turn on/off Keyboard NumLock on bootup in Windows

I recently rebuilt my home server machine to run Windows 7. I attached my ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint to the machine (love these keyboards – the feel and usability of a ThinkPad keyboard on a desktop!!), but after setup, I found that I was having difficulty logging in with the username and password I had specified. I did also …

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