Memorial Day Musings, Continued…

Lest you think yesterday’s Memorial Day Musings were designed to present only one viewpoint on a many-faceted issue, here are some others that were either prompted by that missive or offered after the fact and, therefore, not included until today. Gnomie John H. St. John wrote: July 2, 2005 I will see my 84th birthday….

Don't Be Bullied By Your Clients

Over the years, one thing that I have come to grips with is that there will be times when customers are going to work to get something for nothing. For instance, the other day I had a potential client asking me if I could cut them a break with my rates. When pressed as to…

Netflix

When you get the urge to rent a movie, what do you do? To most people, heading out to the local Blockbuster or Hollywood Video location to pick up a DVD is still the normal way to go. It’s nice to go to a physical location that has a gigantic library of titles when you…

To How Many Groups Can A User Belong?

A user’s security access token can not contain more than 1000 security identifiers (SIDs). If this limit is exceeded a user may receive the following error message when they attempt to logon to a domain or access a network share: During a logon attempt, the user’s security context accumulated too many security IDs. You may…

How To Prevent Disk Cleanup From Hanging (XP Home/Pro)

Many people report that the Disk Cleanup tool hangs and the following message is displayed: Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space you will be able to free on (C:). This may take a few minutes to complete. Scanning: Compressed old files. According to this knowledge base article, this occurs because of a problem with…

The Ultimate Troubleshooter

The Ultimate Troubleshooter: A staggering 65% of problems that a PC encounters, whether in business or at home, are not caused by hardware problems. They are not caused by viruses, and they are not caused by spam – they are caused by background tasks. From PC lock-ups to illegal operations, Internet Explorer crashes, slow-downs, and…

Dumped hard drives tell all

When I have a client itching to give away a PC, I tell them to simply yank the hard drive and then give away the rest. Then once they have the time, they can have the drive properly wiped.