Saturday, July 25, 2009

Outlook opens very slowly

This is often caused by a corrupt OST file (cache). The quickest fix is to create a new profile:
Control Panel > Mail > Show Profiles > Add
If this solves the problem, then set the new profile as default.

Archive folders will have to be added to the new profile in Outlook:
File > Data File Management > Add


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

XP Immediately Logs Off

After cleaning out a virus-infected computer, the system would immediately log off after logging into any profile. It did this in Safe Mode, too. The same thing happened with the Administrator login.

The cause of the problem was that systemroot/system32/userinit.exe (for most systems: windows/system32/userinit.exe) had been deleted. The fix was to temporarily install the hard drive as the second drive in a computer with the same version of Windows XP. Then, I copied userinit.exe to windows/system32/ in the afflicted PC.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Disable Guests posting Links in PHPBB3

To stop spam bots from posting Links as Guest users in a PHPBB3 Message Board, see this Page:


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Removing unwanted email accounts from a Blackberry

If a Blackberry still receives unwanted email after a wipe:
Options > Advanced Options > Service Books

Delete any service books associated with the unwanted email addresses


Friday, January 16, 2009

Blackberry Trackball does not work

Here's something to try if the trackball on a Blackberry stops working:
  1. Place flat piece of corrugated cardboard from a packing box on a table or desk.
  2. Put a sheet of white paper on top of the cardboard.
  3. To not scuff the screen, hold a piece of soft cloth over the Blackberry display. Do make sure that the trackball is not covered.
  4. Place the Blackberry face down on the paper.
  5. With light pressure, roll the Blackberry around on the paper in figure eights using the trackball as the "wheel."
This procedure often will free up the trackball and fix the Blackberry.