Troubleshooting

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

Justanswer reviews

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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How To Delete Or Cancel Hung Print Jobs In Windows

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It’s easy enough to cancel a print job in the queue – you simply right-click it and select “cancel,” after which the print job status commences to display “deleting…” After which you normally expect the print job to cancel and disappear so you can resume printing, correct? Unfortunately, often the print job will hang and prevent you from continuing to print anew from that same printer. We’re going to show you how to forcefully delete these pesky print jobs…

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Is Your Wireless Connection Dropping?

Woman mad at computer

Is your wireless connection dropping unexpectedly? For example, while you’re away from the computer, or if the screensaver 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 teach you some troubleshooting tips, in order of helpfulness, that should get your wireless connection back up and running because we all know how annoying it can be if your internet keeps dropping…

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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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