This wiki is meant to document the solutions I have come up with to common or uncommon computer problems that I encounter on a daily basis. Eventually I hope to have a detailed wiki filled with useful solutions but for now it is growing with power. Stay tuned for greatness!

Problems and Solutions

Ability to uncheck "Enable the next generation..." is grayed out in the Java Control Panel
An error occurred while trying to rate the website using the webfiltering service
AutoCad won't run on Windows 7
Forcing files with .log extension to open in Internet Explorer
Opening excel docs over a network share crashes excel
Reference account currently locked out
Remote Desktop Won't Maximize
Right clicking the desktop takes too long
Simply Accounting cannot find the Simply Accounting Connection Manager
Turn on remote desktop remotely
XP logs out at Applying Settings

Error Messages and Solutions

1603 Installation Errors
Command line option syntax error. Type Command ? for Help.
Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer
Fix: The request timed out. Please contact your administrator to increase NetRetryCount and NetRetryInterval
There was a problem sending the command to the program
The current time on this computer and the current time on the network are different
You were disconnected from the windows-based computer because of problems during the licensing protocol
You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer


  • Test ping speed as well as Upload and Download speed of computer
  • Search Everything tool
  • A tonne of [[#|online]] network utilities
  • dns tools and stuff
  • Port forward testing/other tools


64 Bit Create ODBC Connections: C:\Windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe
[[#|System Restore]]: C%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Internet Explorer: iexplore -extof
Firefox in safe mode: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
Outlook in safe mode: Outlook.exe /safe
Reset TCP/IP Stack: Netsh Int Ip Reset
Turn Off Windows Narrator: Windows Key + 'U' key
Turn off É: Shift + Right Ctrl

Add DYMO Label Writer Icon into ACT
Add Take Ownership to Win7
Allow MSN through the firewall
Change PDF Creator save defaults
Clear Page File
Combine multiple documents into one PDF
Create a fillable PDF form
Disable Active Desktop on XP
Disable Safe Mode
Disable Windows Boot Logo
Enable Java Script on Browsers
Find computer name without logging in
Make text on screen appear larger or smaller
Manually Register .OCX...
Offline Folders
Schedule your server to Auto Reboot
SMTP Settings
Time Server Configuration
Use the Registry to Change the Default Webbrowser
View another users HKCU Registry Keys without having to log in as them
Uninstall Avast! Anti-Virus


net statistics server
Map Shared Drive: net use S: \\<drive location> /persistent:yes
netstat -aon | find ":<port #>"