Apr 182013
Windows 7 Task History - Change Disabled to Enabled

I just added a task to my Windows 7 task scheduler and it didn’t seem to be running. In trying to diagnose the problem, I found the tab that is labeled “History” but it says “History (disabled)” and no history is displayed. I looked and looked but found no way to enable the history for […]

May 042011
SVCHost.exe Stealing CPU Cycles - Slows Computer to Crawl

One of the office computers, an XP Pro system, started having problems last week locking up, usually right after starting internet explorer or bringing a running program to the foreground. We would pull up task manager and see that one of the svchost.exe processes was using nearly 100% of cpu cycles. If this process was […]

Oct 082009
Windows cannot connect to the domain...

After a power interruption I had 3 computers in our office Windows Server 2008 network come up with an error message saying they were unable to connect to the server: “Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found.” Before […]

Jun 072008

Two months ago I [purchased a Gateway M-6319->New Vista Laptop — wishin it were XP] laptop at Costco. After waking up out of sleep mode, the system would not recognize a memory card if it was inserted. I thought I could live with it, but you really don’t want to have to reboot the machine […]