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    • COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working

      COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working

      A common problem that Windows Vista users face is getting the “COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working” error message whenever a folder that contains multimedia or video files is opened. COM components that third party applications that are not fully compatible with the Windows Vista (and other versions of the Windows platform) install normally cause this

    • Error 0x8000ffff

      Error 0x8000ffff

      Microsoft has bundled their basic Firewall application with the Windows Operating System (OS) since Windows XP SP 3. The firewall is used to provide consistent protection against Internet intrusion and attacks on computers and will block connection attempts that have previously been associated with malicious behavior. Error 0x8000ffff can be generated when the Microsoft Firewall

    • How to Recover a Boot Record in Windows?

      How to Recover a Boot Record in Windows?

      MBR – Master Boot Record – or simply Boot Record is the sector located at the beginning of your hard drive. This sector contains crucial information about your hard drive partitions and logical file system. The boot record also stores the first bits of software that the system executes once the BIOS hands control of

    • Monitoring IPSec

      Monitoring IPSec

      Using the IP Security Monitor Snap-In to Monitor IPSec The IP Security Monitor snap-in, a new feature in Windows Server 2003, can be used to monitor and troubleshoot IPSec activity. The IP Security Monitor snap-in provides enhanced IPSec security monitoring. As long as the IPSec policy is active, you can monitor how the IPSec policy

    • Installing and Configuring NAT

      Installing and Configuring NAT

      In Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS), NAT can be used to provide basic Internet connectivity for small offices or home offices. NAT translates IP addresses and associated TCP/UDP port numbers on the private network to public IP addresses which can be routed on the Internet. Through NAT, host computers are able to share a

    • usbehci.sys

      usbehci.sys

      Usbehci.sys is a USB controller driver for Windows XP Service Pack 1. Usbehci.sys is a required file that manages USB ports and Plug-and-Play services. While Usbehci.sys should be included in any Windows Operating System installation, this file is often missing and may prevent the user from installing Windows XP properly. Usbehci.sys runs exclusively on the

    • How to Remove IPv6 in Windows

      How to Remove IPv6 in Windows

      IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6. IPv6 is the latest version of the network-layer protocol for packet-switched networks. The version that is generally used is IPv4. One of the reasons for the upgrade to IPv6 is that it allows greater space and flexibility in assigning IP addresses. For instance, IPv4 is based on a

    • What is a Segmentation Fault?

      What is a Segmentation Fault?

      The term “segmentation fault” refers to an error received on computer systems, especially Unix-based operating systems, when a program is attempting to perform an action that is unavailable or not allowed. Segmentation faults often arise when a program is attempting to access memory that the computer cannot locate or when a user or program is

    • msdtc.exe

      msdtc.exe

      The file msdtc.exe is the main component of the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) by Microsoft Corporation. The Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator is an application that is primarily used in allowing several other client applications to include more than one source of data in a single transaction. After performing the required task, this transaction manager

    • Understanding DNS Queries and Lookups

      Understanding DNS Queries and Lookups

      DNS Queries Overview The naming system used by DNS is a hierarchical namespace, called the DNS namespace. The DNS namespace has a unique root. The root can contain numerous subdomains. Each subdomain also can contain multiple subdomains. Each domain registered in DNS is connected to a DNS name server. The DNS server of a domain

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