Monthly Archives: November 2009

10+ keyboard shortcuts to help you deliver a smooth PowerPoint presentation

  Here are some simple shortcuts to master so that you can give your undivided attention to the Presentation Angel on one shoulder (”Slow down, make eye contact, don’t read your notes like a zombie; you’re doing fine”) and the … Continue reading

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Hard Disk Diagnostic Utility

I would suggest running a disk diagnostic utility. Most disk vendors have these for free.  All can be run from a floppy disk. http://www.seagate.comwww.maxtor.comwww.westerndigital.comwww.quantum.comwww.ibm.comwww.storage.ibm.com/techsup/hddtech/welcome.htmwww.fujitsu.comwww.wdc.com/service/ftp/drives.html fujitsuhttp://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic IBM and Hitachihttp://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT Maxtor/Quantumhttp://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm Samsunghttp://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html Seagatehttp://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html Western Digitalhttp://support.wdc.com/download/www.westerndigital.com

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Snap-in failed to initialize” error message when you open Microsoft Management Console

Check the PATH environment variable as described in the article below. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826282 In Windows Server 2008 you will need to right-click ‘My Computer’ and then click the ‘Advanced System Settings’ option under ‘Tasks’ to pull up the Advanced System Properties … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 – How to switch off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security

If you are working on a Windows Server 2008 machine, either as an administrator or developer, you will probably need to switch off Internet Explorer’s Enhanced Security mode. The Enhanced Security mode is quite annoying, not letting you open most … Continue reading

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Password Storage Locations For Popular Windows Applications

Many people ask me about the location in the Registry or file system that Windows applications store the passwords. So I prepared a list of password storage locations for more than 20 popular applications and Windows components. Be aware that … Continue reading

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