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Convert WDS Printer Port to IP Address

Posted by paris on Nov 25, 2011 in Research

Most software that comes with nework printers ( HP, Brother or Lemark ) addprinters through a WDS Printer Port Interface. This is good when it works, because printers advertise themselves on networks so windows can find them as well as their device driver. Sometimes I find the WDS Service stops on local machines causing issues. Trying to diganose whether the problem is communication related between the computer and the printer or an actual printer issue is hard through WDS. If I go get issues I like to find the IP address of the device to ping it, as well as remapping the device through a Local TCP/IP address instead of WDS. To find the IP address of a printer using WDS in Windows 7 or Visata. If you right click on the print in Device and Printers, and click properties. You should be able to see the Web Services Tab. Click on this and at the bottom should be the IP Address. If the device responds a ping reply, then try changing the port to TCP.

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User Profile Service service failed the logon Windows 7

Posted by paris on Jun 9, 2011 in Research

When a new user was logging into Windows 7  machine the following error messaged dispalyed : “User Profile Service service failed the logon Windows 7″. This is usually down to a corrupt user profile, so I logged in as administrator and tried to find the users profile however is was not loaded in the registry or registered as a user profile in the System Advanced Settings.

Looking round the easiest resolve seemed a system restore to a previous date however this did not fix the issue. I checked the event log to find there was a user profile being setup in C:\Users\ area. After checking the folder I tried to delete all the tempory user profiles for the user ( e.g. .000 and .001 ) however I couldn’t due to permissions.

I opened the comma nd windows up as administrator and used the ‘ rmdir /s /q “C:\Users\Username” ‘ command however there where some files I couldn’t delete involved with the rapport service. Looking into the event log , when the profile was being built it was having issues copying in the .cfg’s files for Rapport.

I unistalled rapport , removed the temporary directorties and it worked!

User Profile Service service failed the logon Windows 7

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Paid for Local Business Directories

Posted by paris on Mar 9, 2011 in Research
I’ve been promoting a local business. Now the main task is to get the Google Places up as soon as possible. I also submit to as many local directories as possible! I performed this over a weekend and I was taken back how many calls I recieved the following Monday of people wanting to sell me premium membship to these directory sites. The phone call ususally goes along the lines of “Hows your website doing at the moment , is your website important to you, we can help you become top for your keyword etc etc” I just wanted to get down to the actual price figure like most sales calls, I was amazed at some of the prices being ask for by some of these companys e.g. Applegate : £500/Year City Visitor : £500/Year Qype : £250/ Month per country! Thompson : £300 for 1 Town and £360 2 Town Yell.com : £39 / Month for 6 Month Trial – ( They partner with google to get you up the listings!) I guess this is down to the fact how google ranks places listings first for local search , and submission to these directories via sponsored links can help your google places rankings!
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Mcafee Internet Security blocks Email

Posted by paris on Nov 1, 2010 in Research
Well having had issues with Mcafee before , this was another issue that took some research to find out what was going on! A friend asked me to check an email problem he was having. He had 2 computers in his house on the same net connection. The email was hosted by GoDaddy, one pc was recieving email over IMAP fine , the other had been , but one day decided to stop. The connection windows in thunderbird brought up “thunderbird refused connection”. At first I removed the SSL connection for IMAP and changed the port to 143. This still brought up the same error. I make sure I could communicate to the imap server and nothing was blocking it router side through telnet “telnet imap.server.com 143″ . This brought back the correct IMAP headers so communication was fine which was even stranger. I then used the netstat command to find out what was listening and commuicating in the background. Bingo, I found Mcafee version of svchost.eve was listening on pop3 port 110. I thought this was strange as there was no pop3 email accounts setup on this computer. I unistalled Macfee Internet Security which was on a trial with the laptop and has been disabled, and straight away this fixed the email problem without even restarting! I would like to big up two awesome sites for when you get a new laptop , Decrapifier to remove all the trial rubbish and toolbars you get with a new computer that manufactures make tiny amounts on from the software producers, but loose twice as much with support calls due to it Ninite automated installer for opensource and freeware software

PC Decrapifier

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A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash Player 10 to run slowly

Posted by paris on Apr 30, 2010 in Research
?Recently a user tried to go to a web page with Flash Adverts , and it brought up the following error message “A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash Player 10 to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer may become unresponsive. Do you want to abort the script?  Yes / No.” I test to a flash site such as YouTube proved no problems at all I used Reinstalled Adobe Flash , with still no joy , Removed Adobe Flash using the Adobe Flash Uninstaller then tried to reinstall but still problems. Tools , Internet Options , General Tab , Browsing History, Delete Chose the following : History , Cookies and Temporary Internet Files , Press delete and this fixed the error!
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User Account Copy To or Delete button greyed out in Users Profiles

Posted by paris on Mar 18, 2010 in Research
Upon opening up windows XP User Profiles and trying to delete or copy to another profile , the button is greyed out. Even though you have logged out of the account in question if you would like to delete it or copy to or from it Windows XP thinks its open. Resolution Restart the computer from fresh and login to another account with Local Administrator access without being the account you would like to delete or Copy From or To and the button should re appear black and let you select it!
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HP Digital Sender 9100c – Hard Disc error code 00000004 Hard disc has failed

Posted by paris on Feb 11, 2010 in Research

If you receive this error on your HP Sender 9100c then your hard disk has either died or is on the way out , to resolve this issue you can either get the part already imaged with the HP OS on there : HP Part Number – C1316-69006 which can cost anywhere up to £200 or thanks to Bill ! You can now download the image files from here and load it onto a spare 40gig – 120 Gig IDE Hard Disk or one can be bought for around £60 In aid of his bandwidth , I have also hosted the images here : http://pariswells.com/upload/9100C_Image_1.rar and
http://pariswells.com/upload/9100C_Image_2.rar Image 1 will Extract to a 3 Gig .img File and Image 2 will extract to an 40 Gigabyte Image File. You will need to download WinRar for this Then download Self Image Here http://www.pariswells.com/upload/SelfImage-121.zip

Selfimage is pretty self-explanatory to use.
	1. Connect the HDD to an IDE port on your computer or through a USB to IDE Converter
	2. Start SelfImage.
	3. Under 'Input' select 'File' then point to the location of the image.
	4. Under 'Output' select 'Drive' then point to the drive letter of HDD.
	5. Click 'OK'. Thats about it. Once SelfImage is finished, remove the new HDD and put it in your 9100C. 

You may have to set the factory defaults on the DS on first boot. 

Shift+Alt+green key - Tools - "Factory defaults" - Ok

Make sure the hard disk has the right jumper setting on ( To Single/Master) otherwise it will display "Hard Disk Error FFFFFFF"

Here is the Software, administrators manual & service manual - http://pariswells.com/upload/HP_9100C.zip
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Outlook 2007 Resizing Images for Email Singatures

Posted by paris on Feb 3, 2010 in Research
Recently I was trying to insert a new image in an email signature for a user , however when I inserted the image it reduced the width which changed the resolution of the signature to an unreadable format. This is due to the fact outlook tries to resize the image to the width of an A4 page. There is no where in outlook 2007 to change the size of the image. To change the image back to its original 2 1) Find the sinatures HTM File , this will be in C:\Documents and Settings\”Your Username”\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures 2) Open ( The name of the signature).htm with Microsoft Word 3) Right click on the image , click format , select Picture tab and choose Reset Picture 4) Save the file an this will change the signature back to its original size!
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When right clicking on a spelling mistake in Outlook , it tries to change the signature

Posted by paris on Jan 29, 2010 in Research
When creating an email in Microsoft Outlook you attempt to correct a misspelled word, however when you right click on the word, the signature menu opens instead of the spelling menu. This happens when you have a default signature at the bottom of your email , and is due to the fact outlook thinks your whole message is the signature due to : A) Deleted the first two blank lines in the email to the point where the first character in your email is the first character in your signature. or B) Hit Delete too much or used Backspace to the point where the first character of your signature is directly following the last character of your email. The best way round this is to not do the above or add “–” to the start of every signature!
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Windows 7 Tape Drive Support

Posted by paris on Jan 13, 2010 in Research
Windows 7 have removed Removable Storage Manager (RSM) service from Windows 7 Microsoft say “You can use RSM to manage online libraries (such as changers and jukeboxes) and track removable tapes and disks.” This means Windows NT Backup for Windows 7 and Server 2008 OS no longer included intergrated support for Tape Drives The way around this for Server 2008 is to install Nortons Backup Exec For Windows 7 , It seems the only tool I found that support this is http://www.uraniumbackup.com/index-en.aspx and http://www.backupassist.com/index.html but so far no free software
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