Windows Winsock Reset Commands

How to manually do a Windows winsock reset through the command prompt: Open the command prompt Type netsh winsock reset and hit ‘enter' Type netsh int ip reset log.txt and hit ‘enter These commands reset TCP/IP and Windows Socket. What is a Winsock and Do...

Windows Wireless Troubleshooting

When you have difficulty connecting to a wireless network from a Windows laptop, try these Windows wireless troubleshooting tips. These tips should also work on a windows tablet. Make sure the physical switch (or key combination) is activated. Otherwise try: Disable...

Windows Virus Troubleshooting

I'm always hesitant to spend too much time on a computer when I'm engaging in Windows virus troubleshooting. The better practice is to wipe your hard drive and reload your OS if your machine exhibits symptoms of a virus. However, If you wish to tackle the virus or...

Windows Dependency Service or Group Failed to Start

The reason for this dependency service or group failed to start error is because of system file corruption. You may notice this error when trying to connect to the Internet, or if you have weirdly empty set of networking options. The fix, open a command prompt and try...

Windows Change Password From Command Line

If you are already logged into your account and you need to change a user's password, you can change password from command line. Open the command prompt Type net user ACCOUNTNAME PASSWORD and hit ‘enter' Additional Information You'll need administrator...

Troubleshooting Bizarre Windows Laptop Errors

Sometimes things get dislodged and cause bizarre Windows laptop errors. If you have a laptop that is not letting you log in or is exhibiting other weird errors, such as display errors, try the following: Restart the laptop and try again. Turn off the laptop. Remove...

USB Devices Are Not Being Recognized Anymore

If your Windows laptop's USB devices are not being recognized anymore, there are a couple things you can try. Quick Fixes for USB Devices Are Not Being Recognized In the Device Manager, click on the Scan for hardware changes button. Temporarily disable USB selective...

Remove Microsoft Groove Folder Synchronization

If you are irritated with Microsoft Groove Folder Synchronization from Office 2007 in your context menu, Internet Explorer, and in some Windows Explorer menus then this post is for you. See below for how to effectively remove Microsoft Groove. Method 1 –...

Laptop Driver Websites

The list below has a driver page link for the most common laptops. Most of these laptop driver websites offer an auto detect feature but if you are unsure about any particular hardware, a program entitled Unknown Device Identifier helps identify unknown devices (big...

How to Export Outlook 2003 Mailbox to a File

Here's how to export your Outlook 2003 mailbox to a file. This is useful for both migrating computers and a general purpose backup. 1. Click File 2. Select Import and Export… 3. Select Export to a file 4. Click Next > 5. Select Personal Folder File (.pst) 6. Click...

Clean Disk Using Command Prompt

How to create a single volume after clean disk using command prompt. This affects the entire disk. Works in systems running Windows Vista and later. Clean Disk Using Command Prompt Procedure Warning: This will delete the MBR and remove everything! Open the command...

Check Windows Installation Dates

Here's how to check the Windows installation dates on all major Windows versions. Windows Installation Dates Across Major Versions Windows 8 1. Go to Search charm, usually right side of screen 2. Search for cmd 3. Select Command Prompt 4. Type systeminfo and hit enter...

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