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Troubleshooting tips and tricks to help you solve the tech problems and issues you run into while working on your computer, surfing the web or developing a new website.

Get the Answers you Need with JustAnswer Reviews

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JustAnswer is a user driven site that allows users to ask questions about any topic they choose. Users can set their own price for getting the question answered. Verified experts will respond to the question. It is a really unique and user friendly service that could benefit many people. There are lawyers, vets, doctors, mechanics and many other experts online at all times…

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Is Your Wireless Connection Dropping?

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Does your laptop or other wireless connection drop occasionally or repeatedly? For example, while you’re away from the computer, or if the screen saver kicks in, or if you don’t use the internet for a while? The most common causes for a wireless connection drop are your wireless router and network card. We’re going to show you some troubleshooting tips, in order of helpfulness, that should get your wireless connection back up and running…

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How to Fix “503 valid RCPT Command Must Precede DATA” Error

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We recently got this error when trying to send an email in Outlook. The culprit? Apparently this occurs when a server is expecting to receive mail before sending. This is usually results from server authentication priorities (for example, you attempt to send mail before your “spam filter” has finished its receiving process.) Here are several ways to resolve this error…

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Backing Up and Restoring Drupal Using a Migrate Module

Drupal Backup and Migrate

Protecting Drupal data is slightly more complicated than a locally stored, static-file website, since all the data is stored in a database. Therefore the key to backing up your data is to backup the database. Here I outline a process that works for me. I do not make any guarantees as to the correctness of this information nor will I be held responsible for any problems you encounter as a result of its use.

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Be Warned, The Windows Update KB938464 Causes Crash

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Shortly after writing an article on a Windows update shutting down our Internet connectivity, along comes yet another update to cause problems. After installing Windows update KB938464, programs started crashing, our PC’s slowed down, and eventually froze. In particular, when we launched Mailtrust (email filtering software), our PC would freeze. And Firefox would crash continuously. Finally, we would try and launch the task manager to close frozen applications, and when that didn’t work restart the computer, but alas, task manager itself would freeze…

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Too Many Connections from This IP Address?

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It’s not uncommon for web designers and anyone accessing a shared server to run into the message Too many connections (#) from this IP (IP address). Typically, the # will be the number of connections that is allowed. Eight (Cool is a common number for shared servers. The IP address listed will be your IP address. This IP blocking method is implemented on shared servers from preventing any one user from hogging too many resources – which would slow down the server for other users…

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