Recovering AutoComplete Entries in Microsoft Outlook

Recovering AutoComplete Entries in Microsoft Outlook
Problem: If a problem arises with an email account set up in Microsoft Outlook, it may be necessary to remove and replace account settings or create an entirely new Outlook profile. This will generally empty Outlook’s AutoComplete cache, its ability to predict possible email addresses from your history as you type them in. Solution: Backup ...

Exporting and Importing Outlook Contacts between Profiles

Exporting and Importing Outlook Contacts between Profiles
Problem: When migrating email it is often desirable to create a new Outlook profile for the new account. In some cases, particularly when the original account is set up to use IMAP, certain data including email, contacts, and/or calendars may be stored in data files that cannot be directly imported into the new profile. Solution: ...

Add a New Partition to an Existing Drive

Add a New Partition to an Existing Drive
Problem: Occasionally, it may be necessary due to software requirements, company policy, or interoperability requirements to have a hard disk drive partition with a particular drive letter other than the default assigned by Microsoft Windows. Normally, drive lettering works as follows: A: Primary Floppy Disk Drive (this drive letter is typically skipped if there is ...

Add to the Gmail Safe Senders List

Problem: Gmail has an almost entirely automatic spam filter. Sometimes this can create a problem with emails that are not spam but may appear to be to an automatic filter; often this can include machine-generated emails that include little text or do not appear to come from the correct domain. Solution: While Gmail has no ...

Map Network Drives Using Group Policy

Problem: Windows allows mapping shared folders as logical drives, but this is a per-workstation setting. In large organizations, there are often shared folders which must be accessed by many workstations. Adding or changing drive mappings can be highly tedious in this case. Solution: If the workstations are connected to a Windows domain, Group Policy can ...

Dahua DVR Password Reset Calculator

Problem: Dahua security camera surveillance DVR systems have no built-in “forgot password” or factory reset capabilities, so it is possible to lock yourself out of the DVR if you forget the password for all administrator users. Solution: Dahua DVR systems include a secret override password that is calculated based on the system date and time. ...

Change a GPT Disk into an MBR Disk

Problem: Some operating systems only support the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partition table, while newer operating systems support GUID Partition Tables (GPT). Sometimes it is necessary to install an older operating system on a disk formatted for GPT, which will not work unless the GPT disk is converted to MBR Solution: Convert the GPT ...

Sage 50 High CPU Usage

Problem: Sage 50 may begin to use most or all available CPU, usually on only one processor. Restarting Sage typically resolves the problem temporarily. The root cause seems to be that Sage is repeatedly trying to open a Crystal Reports registry key that doesn’t exist. Solution: Create the missing Crystal Reports registry key. Procedure: Open ...

Stop error 0x00000074 – BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

Problem: This STOP error occurs on startup if the SYSTEM registry hive is corrupted. Solution: Restore the SYSTEM hive from the backup that Windows automatically creates on every successful startup. Procedure: Go to the Repair Console using a boot disk and open a command prompt. Go to E:\Windows\system32\config. Back up all existing registry hives. Overwrite ...

Remove Autofill Credentials in Chrome

Problem: Google Chrome optionally saves login credentials for web sites. While convenient, in some circumstances this may prove to be a security risk. In particular, if Chrome is signed in to a Google account, credentials will synchronize across all devices running Chrome on that account. If another user has access to one of those devices ...