The logon screen turns black after you press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log on to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer

SYMPTOMS After you press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log on to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, the logon screen turns black. Although you cannot see what you are typing, you can successfully log on to the Windows Server 2003-based computer. Then, after you successfully log on, the screen becomes visible. Note This symptom may occur onContinue reading “The logon screen turns black after you press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log on to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer”

Fix Corrupt Event Log Files

One of the administrative tools in Microsoft Management Console, Event Viewer maintains logs about program, security, and system events on your computer. You can use Event Viewer to view and manage the event logs, gather information about hardware and software problems, and monitor Windows security events. If Event Viewer reports on startup that one orContinue reading “Fix Corrupt Event Log Files”

Bulk Rename Facility – for files

Bulk Rename Facility – for files

Bulk Rename Utility is an easy to use file rename program (a.k.a. file renamer). Renaming multiple files has never been easier! It has a small memory footprint so it can be left running all the time without consuming all your memory. It started as a freeware Visual Basic tool, but as its popularity has grown it has been completely rewritten in C++ to be robust and lightweight – and very, very fast! It can easily handle folders/discs containing well over 100,000 entries… and it can batch rename 1,000s of files in seconds.

The software is freeware and gets downloaded very frequently. It has a large base of regular users. Most of the features have originated from other users’ suggestions. As such, it is continually being enhanced and improved.

As well as being “recommended” by a number of web sites, Bulk Rename Utilityhas also appeared on many magazine cover-discs, from Brazil to Sweden software!

Enabling Telnet on Vista or Windows 7

One thing I almost immediately noticed when Vista (and more recently Win7)  came out was that if I open a a command prompt and try to use telnet, I get informed that ‘telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Telnet is one of the first tools I use toContinue reading “Enabling Telnet on Vista or Windows 7”

Large List of Downloadable Computer Repair CDs

Large List of Downloadable Computer Repair CDs

One of our Technibble forum members, PcTek9, and a handful of other Technibble members have compiled a large list of CDs for various computer repair tasks. In this list, the following types of CD are available for download: Antivirus Boot CDs, Recovery Disks, Hardware Diagnostic Boot CDs, Network Testing/Monitoring, Data Recovery Boot CDs and Special Purpose CDs.

Some of these are free to download, some are not. Be sure to read the EULA for the CD’s you download and the applications you use to make sure you are allowed to use them in the manner you plan to use them in. Many of the CDs contain a variety of different programs and some of the applications are free to use as you please, but some of them disallow commercial use. So be sure to read and abide by the EULA for whatever you use.

Also, some of these CD’s may set off an antivirus false positive due to their virus removal, password cracking, system file changing nature. Konboot is one such CD that will set off antivirus software. Its best to scan the CDs that are setting off your antivirus using a site like and make your own decisions.

IPSEC service Issue prevents Internet and Domain Access

Consider the following scenario. A Microsoft Windows XP-based client computer is joined to a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain. Additionally, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is installed on the authenticating domain controller. In this scenario, you experience the following symptoms: You cannot connect to the Internet. You cannot join or log on toContinue reading “IPSEC service Issue prevents Internet and Domain Access”

How to Reset Windows 7 Password Without Any third Party Software

Forgot the administrator password? There are many ways to access a Windows installation if you forgot the administrator password. Today I’ll show you another procedure to reset the Windows password by replacing the Sticky Keys application. This program allows you to use the function keys SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, or the Windows key by typing one keyContinue reading “How to Reset Windows 7 Password Without Any third Party Software”