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  • in reply to: How To Find Out What Ports Are Already In Use #2286

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    ❗ Note: vCenter uses port 88, which seems to be a common issue causing the TCP ports required by Active Directory Domain Services are already in use on this computer error. Otherwise, as stated above, you can find out what port is used using the netstat command.

  • in reply to: Stuck On Installing NVidia Share – GForce Experience #2278

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    I see that others on the internet managed to stop their GeForce Experience software from getting stuck installing updates by running it as Administrator, but I managed to fix mine by restarting the computer. I say fix, actually the driver still doesn’t work. Seems like even updating it manually by downloading the driver from the internet doesn’t work. 🙁

  • in reply to: Unknown Device USB\VID_8087&PID_0A2B&REV_0010 #2276

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  • in reply to: Network Adapter PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A0&SUBSYS_061914E4&REV_03 #2267

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    I thought I’d be helpful and install the driver in the link I gave. After installing, my network card wasn’t updated, so I went to update it and set it to search my hard drive for an update (prior to installing from the CD there was no driver available), after installing the driver and searching the C: drive, it found a new driver and updated my Network Adapter, so I’d say that link to the driver software is probably the right one.


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    If you get the delegation for this DNS server cannot be created error, you might want to double check that there’s a record for your domain name pointing to the IP address of the server you just promoted to a DC.

  • in reply to: Trend Micro Web Reputation Review #2262

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    Thought I’d just do an update to my review of Trend Micro’s Web Reputation software.

    Basically, after using it for a year and a half, I can quite comfortably say that it’s terrible. It would be adequate for some uses as my former review stated, were it not for the fact that half the time the URL whitelisting system doesn’t work.

    I highly DON’T recommend it.

  • in reply to: Unable To Delete / Drop PostgreSQL Database #2252

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    ❗ I didn’t realise that I’d already encountered this problem, so I worked out how to solve it and wrote this article. I just noticed that I’d already wrote an article, but I’ll share what I’d written up because it looks at the problem from a different perspective, shares more info on why the database can’t be deleted and also a different solution.

    Here’s how to delete a PostgreSQL database, to get around an annoying message telling you that you cannot drop / delete the database.

    First the problem: You open PG Admin, right click the database you want to delete and click drop / delete database. It then gives you an error message saying that the database is in use and there is an active connection. You check for running processes and all you can see is possibly an autovacuum, which you kill and try again. You still cannot delete the database.

    You also try deleting the PostgreSQL database using drop database databaseName; which doesn’t work.

    The solution: Rather ingeniously PostgreSQL has a clever interface that specifies that you must connect to the database to do things to it, but when you click delete / drop, it doesn’t work because you’re connected to it. Brilliant.

    To get around this, create another database (if you don’t already have another database other than the one you want to delete), then restart the PostgreSQL service. Load up PG Admin and WITHOUT CLICKING ON THE DATABASE YOU CANNOT DELETE, click on the database you just created and run the SQL Query interface. Run drop database databaseName; and the database should now be deleted.


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    The “Enhance Thin Lines” setting can be found under Edit -> Preferences in the menu.

  • in reply to: SonicWall TZ 400 Keeps Crashing #2114

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    ❗ Update: I have contacted SonicWall support who have suggested that I should update my firmware to the latest as there is no evidence in my SonicWall logs of having crashed. I updated my firmware yesterday and the SonicWall hasn’t crashed since. As before, I’ll message again if it crashes again, otherwise you can assume that this fixed it.

  • in reply to: SonicWall TZ 400 Keeps Crashing #2113

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    … looks like this didn’t fix it. I’ll take this to SonicWall’s support and let you know how I get on.

  • in reply to: SonicWall TZ 400 Keeps Crashing #2112

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    ❗ UPDATE: My SonicWall crashed again yesterday and I think I’ve managed to fix it this time.

    I think what was happening is that the CPU on the SonicWall was overutilized and the SonicWall was becoming completely unresponsive. I think this was due to the Gateway Anti-Virus scanning incoming packets from the internet as usage (or hack attempts) increased throughout the day.

    To fix this, I turned off outgoing HTTP scanning, and scanning of both outgoing and incomming TCP streams. My SonicWall has not crashed since making this change. Fingers crossed 🙂

    If I don’t update this thread after today, you can assume that this fixed it!


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    If you don’t want to reboot the computer, you can use the “vssadmin list writers” command in the command prompt to get information about the failed VSS writer, so you can restart the associated service.

  • in reply to: Fix: Google Chromecast Audio and Video is Choppy #2043

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    Today I had some issues with Chromecast going slow, and it was because the Chromecast was too hot.

    I put it in the freezer for 30 seconds which fixed it. If I get around to it, I might buy a heatsink for it. Maybe an old CPU one might be small enough, or the heatsinks you can get for “performance” RAM might be suitable.

    This issue is perhaps only one that you get in hot countries.

  • in reply to: Fix: Google Chromecast Audio and Video is Choppy #2031

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    Today I discovered that sometimes Chromecast’s audio can be kind of jittery if the Chromecast connection to the TV isn’t great (wiggle the USB and HDMI cables going into the TV). Sometimes jitter in audio can be fixed by stopping the cast and casting the Chrome browser again. Also, rebooting the TV, computer and router can fix this 🙁

  • in reply to: PCI To PCI Bridge PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A119&SUBSYS_50011458&REV_F1 #2011

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    Update: The PCI to PCI Bridge turned out to be an Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port #100 – A119. The driver was available on Windows Updates, eventually!

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