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Monday, 12 November 2012

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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Problem Opening Microsoft Office Excel Files (Solved)

If you experience this problem with opening all Microsoft Office Excel files.
You may like to try the following steps below.

 1.    Launch Excel main program.

 2.    Click on Excel Options

3.    Advanced > General > Unchecked the box “ Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)

4.    OK. Exit Excel and test on any Excel file again.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Bitdefender Total Security 2013 FREE One Year License Coupon Code

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Bitdefender 2013 Suite and Features

Bitdefender Safepay
Protects online banking and e-shopping. Keeps your credit card information private.

USB Immunizer
Immunizes any Flash Drive from viruses, when they are connected to your computer, so that you never worry again about USBs infecting you or your friends.

Antivirus & Antispyware
Protect you against any kinds of r-threats. Also does not cause slowdowns, as it monitors your system resources and runs only when they are free enough.

Analyzes and blocks websites that support various scams or credit card phishing attempts.

Search Advisor
Gives advance warning of risky websites right in your Google and Bing search results.

Social Networking Protection
Filters the links you receive from your Facebook and Twitter friends, and monitors your privacy settings.

Parental ControlBlocks inappropriate content, restricts Web access between certain hours, and helps you remotely monitor your children's online activity - even on Facebook!

Two-way Firewall
Monitors your internet connection and keeps strangers from accessing your Wi-Fi connections.

Stops unwanted e-mail from reaching your inbox.

Device Anti-Theft
Locks, wipes or even locates your laptop from any internet-connected device you have on hand.

Bitdefender Safebox
Stores and protects your important or sensitive files in a secure online location, so you can manage and access safely, from all your devices - iPhones, iPads, Android phones or PCs. First 2 GB free!

Boast your PC's performance, by cleaning up system files and registries.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Screen Saver Unable to Switch to Lock Function Automatically

In order to protect your computer contents while leaving the computer on and you need to be away for a while without shutting down the computer, windows provides a very simple features by locking out your computer through screen saver mode. By pressing the Windows Key and L key at the same time on the keyboard, you can lock your computer manually without leaving your computer contents ‘bare naked’ for everybody to see. To resume back to windows system to continue what you are doing, you will need to enter your password to relogin.

The windows system screen saver mode will also locked off automatically after a period of time when the window system remains inactive. The timing can be set at Screen Saver Settings option as according to user preference.

Start > Control Panel > Personalization > Screen Saver.

However, some users may also experience abnormal issue that the windows will not lock automatically after the inactive period. If you have confirmed the screen saver settings is not the cause, you may consider to check on network adapter power management.
Start> Control Panel> Device Manager> Network adapters
Select on the network adapter (Right Click) > Properties > Power Management
Uncheck the box “Allow this device to wake the computer”.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

How to Check Hard Disk Drive Model and Serial Numbers Using DOS Command Lines

For some reason, you may want to know what is your internal hard disk model number and serial number without opening out the computer.

Here you can make use of the Windows DOS command lines to check these infomations.

To find hard disk serial number, type the following command line:

wmic diskdrive get serial number

To find hard disk model number, type the following command line:


>list disk

>select disk < #>
Where <#> is refer to disk number

>detail disk

Quick Command Line to Check HDD Serial Number and Model

Command Line Check HDD Serial number:
wmic diskdrive get serialnumber

Command Line to Check HDD Model number:
wmic diskdrive get model

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Useful Command Lines on Window System

1.    System File Checker:
cmd > Run as admin > scf /scannow

2.    Flush DNS
ipconfig /flushdns

3.    Resume Paused BitLocker
cmd > Run as admin> cscript manage-bde.wsf –resume c:

4.    Check Bitlocker Encryption Status
Cmd > Run as admin > cscript manage-bde.wsf -status

5.    Reset Winsock
Run as Admin > netsh winsock reset

Cmd > gpupdate /force

7.    Convert FAT32 to NTFS
Cmd > convert e: /fs:ntfs (where e: refer to external thumb drive)

8.    Reset Outlook Application
Cmd > outlook.exe /resetnavpane

9.    Get serial number from hostname
Host machine must connect to LAN network (ping L11123456)
Run as Admin > wmic /node:L11123456 bios get serialnumber

10.    Get username from hostname
Hostname machine must connect to LAN network (ping L11123456)

Run as Admin > wmic /node:L11123456 computersystem get username

11.    Redirect IPCONFIG Results to External Drive
Useful command line to copy out the log details from DOS, recreate into text file and transfer to external thumbdrive.
To make a copy of ipconfig /all details, convert into text file and redirect it directly into your external thumbdrive(e:\)
Run Admin command prompt.
Type in:
ipconfig /all >e:\ipdetails.txt
where e:\ is refer to your external thumbdrive

12. Redirect System File Checker Results to External Drive
After performing the System File Checker (sfc /scannow),a CBS.LOG will be created.
To make a copy of the log details (CBS.LOG)and redirect it your external thumbdrive (e:\)
Open the Admin command prompt.

Type in:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >e:\sfcdetails.txt
where e:\ is refer to your external thumbdrive
 and press "Enter". This will place a sfcdetails.txt file on your desktop with the SFC scan details from the CBS.LOG.
Open the sfcdetails.txt and look for the unfixable entries.

13.    Group Policy Results to generate report as Html
Run as Administrator
gpresult /h GPReport.html

14.    Group Policy Results to text
gpresult /z >policy.txt

15.    Copy ipconfig to text file
Run as Admin > ipconfig /all > c:\test.txt

16.   Check Hardisk for Bad Sector
Run as Admin > chkdsk c: /f

17. Reset Outlook
Run > outlook.exe /resetnavpane

18. Winsock Reset
Run as Admin > netsh winsock reset

19. Check BIOS version
Cmd > systeminfo
Run > msinfo32

20. Check VGA Driver
Run > dxdiag

21. Check Service Pack on Windows
Run > winver

22. Get Computer Serial Number
Cmd > wmic bios get serialnumber

23. Get Computer Model Number
Cmd > wmic csproduct get name

24. Get Computer name / Hostname
Cmd > hostname

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Possible Reasons for AD Account Locked Out Frequently

Active Directory (AD) is a technology created by Microsoft to provide network services including LDAP directory services, Kerberos based authentication, DNS naming, secure access to resources, and more.

If you want to learn more about Active Directory, Learnthat provides tutorial that you will learn the basic structure of Active Directory, gain an understanding of how Active Directory works, learn how to install Active Directory, and learn the components of AD.

In this blog, instead of providing the technical theory about Active Directory, I will provide more layman troubleshooting perspective or technique when users (clients) of their own user accounts get locked out frequently.

Account lockouts mostly occur on users logging-in to multiple devices (laptop/desktop/mobile device) at the same time. This is a common problem for users who work in bigger organizations and have their own office PC or laptop and network.

Programs that are running on the mobile device may access network resources with the user credentials of that user who is currently logged on.

If the user changes their password on the mobile device or laptop, programs that are running on the other device/laptop may continue to use the original password.

Because those programs authenticate when they request access to network resources, the old password continues to be used and the users account becomes locked out.

Possible reasons for AD account get locked out frequently:

1. Password saved on 3rd-party application (Password Manager) that manage the username and remember old passwords.

2. Passwords stored within the Window System. (ie. Control Panel > User Accounts > Tasks > Manage your network passwords )

3. Web browsers which have already saved the username and old passwords.

4. Smart phone or tablet which have already stored the old passwords and username.

5. Using another shared computers which are not owned by user and yet his old password and username is saved in the shared computers.

6. User might have forgotten his passwords and exceed the number of attempts.

Saturday, 24 March 2012






Friday, 23 March 2012