Exported Virtual Machine boots to 7B BSOD

Yes, a Dell logo. But when props are due someone I don’t mind giving them. A little bit ago I had been a long time Acronis Enterprise user for our server backup and restores. Not long ago I began testing an updated  Acronis 11.5. During restore tests I began to get the BSOD with the[…]

!!Help!! My internet is broken!

It happens. You have installed something either on purpose or unknowingly or you have malware infections and proceed to clean it up. Once done you cannot access the internet, in which case you are not reading this from the problem pc. This is often the result of a damaged LSP. OOOOooooo what is that? It[…]

Acronis 10 (ABR) Fails Backup hangs.

I have had a failing backup on Acronis ABR 10. Thought I’d share this quick note about what allowed the backup to continue. After cleaning the Temp folder and restarting these services: Acronis Managed Machine Service Acronis Remote Agent Acronis Scheduler2 Service The backup started and worked fine!   Hits: 20

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[…]