Disk Cleanup Stuck on System Error Memory Dump Files

When you open Disk Cleanup it gets stuck on ‘System Error Memory Dump Files’

Click Start and type regedit into the search box.

Navigate to:
“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error memory dump files”

The “Flags” value must be set to “0″.

Or for 64-bit Windows:

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\System error memory dump files”

The “Flags” value must be set to “0″.

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Outlook 2007 changes to the rule cannot be saved when trying to save out of office.

“Outlook 2007 changes to the rule cannot be saved. There is not enough memory or the rules are too complex.”

1. Click start > run (windows 7 click on the windows logo)

2. Type outlook.exe /cleanrules

Then try to set your out of office.

Internet Explorer has blocked this site from using an ActiveX control

In the Browser Toolbar:
Tools -> Internet Options -> choose the Security tab
Click the Custom Level button
Enable the following settings:
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins
Initialize and script ActiveX control not marked as safe.

Cannot Open Printers and Faxes

When you try to open printers and faxes nothing happens. You have rebooted but this does not help.

1.)  Click Start -> Run –  type services.msc
2.)  Right click on Print Spooler and click stop.
3.)  Delete all files from C:\windows\system32\spool\printers\
4.)  Start the Print Spooler from services.

Access Denied When Trying to Install Service Pack 3

When trying to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 you get an ‘Access Denied’ error.

1. Download and install the Subinacl.exe file from the Microsoft Website.

2. Open Notepad and paste following code:

cd /d “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools”
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

3. Save the file with name “SP3.bat“.

4. Now right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator“. It might take some time to complete.

5. After completion, restart your system and now you should be able to install SP3.

Active Desktop Recovery Script Error

1. Open an explorer window and go to tools > folder options > view, and uncheck hide protected files.

2. Click Ok.

3. Then do a search in your sys drive [usually c: ] for desktop.htt.
It will be in Docs and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.

4. Delete the .htt file.

5. Right click on your desktop and click refresh.

How to find your IP address in XP, Vista, Win7

To find your computers IP address

1. Click start/windows icon

2. Click run or type the following into search: cmd

3. In the command prompt that appears type in: ipconfig

4. Your IP address will four blocks of numbers after where it says IP ADDRESS . . . . . .

User Profile Status shown as ‘Backup’

After booting up my PC and logging on I’m presented with a fresh profile rather than my usual desktop and applications.

When looking into user profiles on my machine my account is shown twice – however one say under the status column ‘Backup’.

This happens when Windows XP detects that a profile has become corrupted. If you browse my computer you will see that all the files are still there. You will need to copy all the files into your new profile.