Installing a Dell Powervault LTO6 Tape Drive – Server 2008

I needed to configure a Dell Powervault LTO6 Tape Drive (model CSEH 001) on a server running Windows 2008 R2 x64. This seems like it should be straight forward but that is not the case. The proper SAS card is installed in the server the tape drive is plugged in. Windows device manager sees the[…]

Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8.1 loses keyboard and mouse – FIX

This weekend I worked on a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1 that had received some updates then rebooted. The keyboard and mouse both failed to work after the reboot. An external USB mouse worked but the USB keyboard did not. I used the on-screen board to do everything with mouse clicks detailed below.  I used[…]

Internal Error 2502 and 2503 installing or uninstalling programs in Windows 8

Yep, that is one long title for this post. I had a need to uninstall a Cisco VPN client from Windows 8.1.  Attempting to do so resulted in a failed uninstall and two error boxes. First showed Internal error 2503 then was Internal Error 2502. I did the usual, made sure time and date were[…]