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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Emachine stuck on installing software office 2010 during recovery

I had this issue with a client so I shut the pc down and booted into safe mode. Then I opened msconfig and turned everything off that was related to acer/emachine. I then went into the hidden c:\OEM\preload folder and deleted the office 2010 folder and rebooted and it started up again, skipped that 4th option and jumped to 5 and was done.  I went in and turned everything back on in the msconfig except the acer\preload and rebooted straight to the desktop.


I am pretty sure it was just deleting the office 2010 folder but if that doesn't cut it then try killing all the startup options and kill the acer/emachine services. I am not going through that again to find out what did the trick.:-)


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fix corrupt pst file in Outlook. Inbox repair tool, scanpst.exe

Upon starting Outlook I get the message that errors have been detected and that I need to run the Inbox Repair tool.

Where can I find that?
 
The Inbox Repair Tool can be started with scanpst.exe. The location is different for almost every version of Outlook and even if you have it installed on a 32-bit version of Windows or 64-bit version of Windows.

Find default locations for scanpst.exe below.

Outlook 2013

32-bit WindowsC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
64-bit WindowsC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
64-bit OutlookC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
Click-to-RunC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15

Outlook 2010

32-bit WindowsC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
64-bit WindowsC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
64-bit OutlookC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

Outlook 2007

32-bit WindowsC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
64-bit WindowsC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

Outlook 2003

32-bit WindowsC:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\
64-bit WindowsC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\

Outlook 2002/XP

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\\scanpst.exe

Outlook 2000

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\\NT\scanpst.exe

Outlook 97 / Outlook 98

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\scanpst.exe

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How to make your most used and favorite websites available when you open Google Chrome.

This is an easy trick that is just 3 steps.
 
1st, find the page you want to pin
2nd, right click on the tab you want to pin then a menu will drop down
3rdly, left click on the option to pin the tab
 
Now, every time you open Google Chrome your pinned page will be there.
 
 
Now to unpin you follow the same steps and just unpin it and it will be gone.
 
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