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    • System Idle Process

      System Idle Process

      The System Idle Process on computers running the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) typically displays when it is using more than 90% of the computer’s CPU. This confuses many users as they believe that there is an OS error or more drastically that the computer is infected with malware. In reality, the System Idle Process

    • 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

    • Physical Structure of Active Directory

      Physical Structure of Active Directory

      In comparison to the logical structure, which performs administrative tasks, the Active Directory physical structure checks when and where logon and replication traffic occurs. The physical structure of Active Directory contains all the physical subnets present in your network like domain controllers and replication between domain controllers. The physical structure of Active Directory: Domain Controllers:

    • Configuring Remote Access Servers

      Configuring Remote Access Servers

      Installing and Configuring RRAS as a VPN Server How to install the Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) Click Start, and then click Manage Your Server. Select the Add or remove a role option. The Configure Your Server Wizard starts. On the Preliminary Steps page, click Next. A message appears, informing you that the Configure

    • ntuser.dat

      ntuser.dat

      An Ntuser.dat file is a Windows Operating System registry file that contains preferences and settings for each user account on a computer. Each user account has its own unique Ntuser.dat file, which Windows references to display the Start Menu, desktop icons and background, Documents folder, browsing history, and other personalized configurations. Ntuser.dat files can be

    • How to Backup Windows XP Drivers

      How to Backup Windows XP Drivers

      The term driver refers to files that permit hardware and software programs to interface with the Windows Operating System (OS). All hardware components require a driver file in order to work properly with the Windows XP OS unless they are compatible with one of the generic driver files included with the OS. These files are

    • How to Solve a Buffer Overrun Detected Problem

      How to Solve a Buffer Overrun Detected Problem

      Buffer overrun detected problems may occur when software that is coded in C or C++ permits unsafe data. This problem happens with all operating systems, but it is particularly common on Windows operating systems. The unsafe data that is introduced externally can exploit vulnerabilities in software or cause program crashes. This can permit malicious software

    • How to Install Fonts

      How to Install Fonts

      Fonts are typefaces that we see on the monitor screen. Arial and Times New Roman are examples of fonts, and they outline the shape of the characters that appear on the screen. A font could be a serif font or a sans serif font and can be used in several different sizes. There are basically

    • Authentication Types

      Authentication Types

      What is Authentication Authentication is the process whereby the system identifies legitimate users from unauthorized users. It is the process in which a user identifies his/her self to the system. How effective an authentication process is, is determined by the authentication protocols and mechanisms being used. Windows Server 2003 provides a few different authentication types

    • Windows Protection Error

      Windows Protection Error

      A Windows Protection Error such as "Initializing device <device name> Windows Protection Error" can be received when either first starting Microsoft Windows or when shutting down your computer. The computer might then ask you restart the system. Windows Protection Errors are usually received by users of Windows 95, 98, and ME and these errors can

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