Norton Anti-Virus is always the cause, isn’t it? Got this message trying to browse a computer on my network. I can access the computer via UNC \computername or even IP address, but cannot access a share and permissions are all good. On the target machine I checked NetBIOS setting under WINS tab in network adapter […]
Founder and Developer - After over a dozen years "in the trenches" as a computer repair technician specializing in malware removal, I came to focus on a software development hobby. Initially I created tools to assist technicians like myself with the inefficient, repetitive, and mundane tasks PC techs face daily, in order to provide a far more efficient means of getting the job done. Later came an interest in using my development skills and tech experience for prevention of malware...
Oops, it seems I forgot to offer the updated version of this app I created some time ago. The latest version utilizes a FAST method of getting system rights while maintaining the old method as a fail-safe, and also includes several common apps you might want in a drop down list. Enjoy! www.d7xtech.com > VB6 […]
OK, so you’ve removed malware preventing Windows from starting, check! Or, maybe you just botched an IE8 upgrade. So now you notice IE8 isn’t working… well, maybe you can get to a webpage, but you can’t use the IE toolbar or get to other settings, such as internet properties (i.e. inetcpl.cpl doesn’t launch.) — or […]
So, it turns out if you uninstall the express edition and install professional, your professional will still be express…. To avoid the issue, after the uninstall you must manually delete %allusersprofile%Application DataMicrosoftOffice Accountingx.0pa.dat where x is a 3 or 4 depending on your version. Maybe I should have actually trusted an “upgrade” installation although at […]
My apps (www.d7xtech.com) aren’t that good. I won’t deny it, but they fill a void that I need filled, because you generally can’t find that functionality elsewhere (or at least, couldn’t at the time I wrote them.) Enter www.safer-networking.org the people behind Spybot Search & Destroy. This article isn’t about Spybot S&D (I could dwell […]
Don’t get me wrong, there are quite a few things wrong with the philosophy of what’s going on in this screen shot, but just to focus on the most obvious: don’t you just love how you need instructions for everything, and, ROTF, how they are so complicated they must be printed out? I could not […]
https://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/soho/default.mspx ‘bout time. Windows Home Server really is about the sweetest thing for a
I am not in the business or writing ultra simple computer advice to ultra novices, but every once in a while I pay attention when some hack comes along doing just that, if only for amusement. Of course I mean a hack as in a novice (who either mistakenly thinks he is, or just pretends […]
Purpose? Because I need more text messages on my phone! I needed a very dumb app I use to send my cell phone a text message under a certain condition. I also wanted to be able to prevent the messages from being sent during certain hours using Windows Task Scheduler, so my I didn’t have […]
Ok ok, I created this blog in May 2007 and posted 2 issues, with no activity until 7 posts in 10 minutes of May 2009. What’s up with that? Actually in May or June of ‘07, I registered a new domain and recreated my blog on a hosting site with the url www.d7xtech.com/captainsblog/ … I […]
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