Monthly Archives: August 2013
The life span of any product is only as good as its quality and usage. The same applies here
As long as you use Proximity Cards only for the purposes intended ; there are few chances it would ever get spoiled
Few Reasons your Proximity Card can get spoiled
- Machine washing the card by accident when it is forgotten in a pocket of a shirt or pair of pants.
- Exposing the card to extreme heat (direct sunlight on the dash of your car, clothes dryer or iron).
- Punching a hole or slot in the card.
- Bending, twisting or crimping the card.
- Exposing the card to chemicals including organic solvents, thinners, mineral spirits, alcohol, isopropal, ethanol or methyl.
When trying to use Compressed (zipped) Folder in Windows 7 you get the error message
“includes characters that cannot be used in a compressed folder”
First thing to do would be to check for any unrecognized characters in file / folder names of the files you wish to compress. You can rename them to resolve this issue.
But if this is not an unrecognized character; but instead a language different from you PC Default; there are two things you can do
- If renaming the file name or folder is ok for you as well as the recipient who expects to recieve your compressed file; you can proceed with the same
- Or else; an easy option would to be use either WinRAR or 7-Zip to do the compress operation and restore all the characters in the file and folder names
- If you prefer using the default Compressed (zipped) Folder option; you would need to change the System Locale under Control Panel – Region and Languages – Administrative and add the required language. This is a far fetched exercise and not really recommended unless it is a very regular of you dealing with files or folder names that are non-english
You are logged in to the PC and you are realize all your desktop icons, files, folders; my documents and other libraries are missing
This issue happens due to a corrupt profile on Windows 7 and Windows 8 both 32 bit and 64 bit. Follow the steps below to prevent such things from happening ever again.
- Log on with an administrative account.
- Proceed to the registry. “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”.
- There would be a ProfileID showing .bak as its suffix. Check the value “ProfileImagePath” of this ProfileID. This would be the users original user account profile
- Look for an identical ProfileID which shows the Profile Image Path as C:\Users\Temp. Rename this profile by adding a Suffix as ‘.old’
- Rename the .bak profile by removing the .bak text from the ProfileID
- Restart once again and then you’re done!
There could be situations where we would not be able to get the serial number of a PC, whose tag would have got erased over time. But that is not the end of the road! We can follow the steps below:
- Try to get the serial number from the BIOS Settings.
- Log on to the PC as administrator and run the following commands (in the command prompt window) to get the serial number and even the model name of the PC!
- “wmic csproduct get name” (without quotes) will give you the Model of the PC
- “wmic bios get serialnumber” (without quotes) will give you the Serial Number of the PC.
Please make sure that you type these commands either by logging in as an administrator or by running the “cmd.exe” application as an administrator.
It’s actually the print driver failing to install, not the connection to the print server. An initial attempt to install the driver will fail, so the driver directory is present on the workstation, but missing the files.
The instructions given below are for a 32 bit PC. Such an error normally do not occur on a 64 bit machine. When above error is shown in a User’s PC, kindly follow the instructions below:
- On a machine with the same driver installed (and working properly), open Regedit, and browse to:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-3\
- Locate the subkey for the printer driver you are dealing with and click the key for the printer driver.
- Look for the “InfPath” on the right. Note the path.
- Now browse to C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository and locate the folder indicated in the InfPath reg value.
- Go to the user’s computer exhibiting this behavior, and browse to C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository and see if the folder is present. In some cases, the folder would be present, but empty or you might not even find such a folder. In either of the case, you will have to modify security on the folder (FileRepository), and then granting your Admin account full control.
- Once security is granted, copy the contents of this folder from a good machine to the machine presenting the 0x00000057.
Now try connecting to the print queue on the print server. The driver should now download and install properly.
- Compatibility Issue
- Are you running the Program as Administrator?
Files Hidden or Missing from External Hard Drive or Memory Stick but shows disk usage
Though it may seem as a harmless case of files being Hidden from Folder Options; it is most unlikely since this has to be done manually
This is most likely a virus that has infected your Hard Drive/ Memory Stick
- Run a Full AV Scan – First thing to do would be to run a full anti-virus scan on the External Hard Drive / Memory; clean Up or Delete all viruses before proceeding
- Open the hard drive in explorer mode and do a search with *.*
- If it was a mere Virus issue earlier; this search should help you retrieve all your files.
- Copy all the contents to another location to backup the contents
- Format your external hard drive or memory stick before re-use
Applicable under Outlook 2007 and later versions
Under a POP Account Setup; you get the below error when downloading emails. What do you do?
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: OUTLOOK.EXE
Application Version: 12.0.4518.1014
Application Timestamp: 4542840f
Fault Module Name: OUTLFLTR.DLL
Fault Module Version: 12.0.4326.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 44c81343
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0004acff
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
Well; you can try all the MS Fixes that Microsoft suggests; but you may still not get around the issue.
The easy way out is to open your email from its web access. Since the Outlook crashes as the mail downloads; its evident that one of the emails causes this issue. So your task should be to identify which of them triggers the error.
Move the emails from Inbox to another folder (say drafts or any custom folder) from the Web Access. From this folder; move one email at a time to the inbox followed by trying to Send/Receive from your outlook. This way you can identify which email gives you the error on outlook.
It may not be the best way to resolve the issue; but a lot better than spending hours searching and applying Microsoft fixes and get everything messed up