Posts tagged: Fixes

User account applets is blank

By , September 8, 2008 11:51 pm

When you open the user account applet, you get a blank screen like the following

user_account_blank

To resolve the problem, do the following

  1. Click on Start, Run.
  2. Type regsvr32 jscript.dll and click Ok.

Minimized programs are missing from the taskbar

By , February 18, 2008 10:46 am
  1. Download this file.
  2. Extract winxp_fix_tasksbar.vbs to any location and execute it.

How to Restore Missing ‘Show Desktop’ Icon on the Quick Launch Toolbar?

By , February 18, 2008 10:16 am
  1. Right click on the Quick Launch toolbar (move the mouse cursor to any part of the Quick Launch toolbar other than the icons).
  2. Select Open Folder (This will open the folder containing all the shortcuts in the toolbar. The path typically will be C:\Documents and Settings\<_user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.).
  3. Create a *.txt file in the folder.
  4. Open the newly created *.txt file and type in
    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop
  5. Save and rename the *.txt file to Show Desktop.scf

DHCP server not leasing any IP address to clients

By , January 16, 2008 4:42 pm

The DHCP server is not distributing any IP addresses despite the client able to ping the DHCP server while using static IP. The event log on the DHCP server also has an entry which says “The DHCP service is not servicing any clients because none of the active network interfaces have statically configured IP addresses, or there are no active interfaces”

This may be caused by the DHCP server not having a static IP itself. Assign a static IP to the network adapter. If this has already been done, follow the steps in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298490

spoolsv.exe high CPU utilization?

By , November 3, 2007 10:45 pm

This is likely caused by corrupted spooler files. To fix it, first off your printer and then stop the print spooler service. Next, fire up Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS. Delete the files ending with *.SHD and *.SPL. Finally on you printer then start the print spooler service again.

To stop or start the Printer Spooler Service

  1. Go to Start then Run.
  2. Type in services.msc.
  3. Search for Print Spooler, Right Click on it and select Stop/Start
  4. .

Network Map in Windows Vista does not display computers that are running Windows XP

By , September 18, 2007 12:05 pm

Download and install the Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder on the WinXP machines.

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