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If you are attempting to connect to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) in the Windows 2000 operating system, you may be unfortunate enough to encounter the 623 error message. The 623 error message is a fairly common occurrence when setting up and attempting to connect to a VPN. Along with the error number, the following message is also displayed :-”The system could not find the phone book entry for this connection”.
What the error means is that the operating system is unable to dial into a VPN as it has no information about how to make the connection. This problem is easily remedied however and you should be up and running in no time at all.
A Microsoft Knowledgebase article provides a resolution for this problem in three simple steps. You may need to be logged into the computer in question as a systems administrator in order to be able to perform the steps in the solution to this problem.
The first stage is to navigate to the Network and Dial-Up Connections area of the Windows Control Panel. To do this, click on the Start button followed by the Settings option, you will then see the option for Network and Dial-Up Connections.
Once the Network and Dial-Up Connections window has opened, right click on the VPN connection which you are having problems with. Next you will need to click on Properties from the pop-up menu.
Finally, check the “Dial another connection first” box and select the appropriate connection from the dropdown list. If the connection you require is not listed here, you will need to create a connection first before repeating these steps. Do this using the dial-up connection wizard. If you connect to a VPN by means other than a dial-up connection, ensure that the “Dial another connection first” box is unchecked. It could be that previously you used a dial-up connection to access the Internet and this setting may still be stored against the connection. If you have an old dial-up connection that is no longer in use, it is worth deleting this connection to reduce the complexity of available network connections so that legacy entries can no longer be used.
Once these steps have been performed, try accessing your VPN. Hopefully you will now be able to gain access.
This problem only exists on Windows 2000 machines, no other operating system should give you the 623 error.
One of the most annoying things that can go on with your computer is when your computer shuts down unexpectedly. most often this kind of occurrence happens unexpectedly and doesn’t always come with (or follow with) any kind of warning or error message that might help you figure out what the problem is and what you can do about it.
Let’s explore some of the main reasons why this might be happening, and some of the things that you can do to prevent it from happening again.
Why your Computer Shuts Down Unexpectedly
Here are some of the most common reasons why your computer will die on you without warning or explanation.
- It could be a hardware problem. this is most probable if your computer is either brand new (and has an untested, faulty part) or if it is very old (and your motherboard or the like has worn out).
- Your computer can also be overheating. When your computer begins to overheat it will often turn itself off because it doesn’t want to overheat to the point of causing real damage to your hardware.
- It can also be an instance where your computer unexpectedly and suddenly runs out of free memory and hard drive space, and has to shut off because it can’t run anything anymore.
How to make Sure your Computer Shuts Down Unexpectedly no More
Here are some of the main fixes to ensure your computer isn’t going to unexpectedly shut down again.
- If you suspect it’s a hardware problem than you should get in touch with your computer’s manufacturer- especially if you are using new equipment. Ask them if this is a problem that they’ve heard of before, and if there’s anything you can do to stop it from happening. worst case scenario- you will have to get another motherboard, new memory, or a new hard drive.
- If your computer is overheating, than you might want to run an external fan on it while it is running. You should also check to make sure its internal fans are working. If it’s laptop, than it’s a good idea to get a cooling pad or similar piece of equipment which helps to fight this common problem.
- If you are running out of memory or space, than it’s probably a good idea to upgrade your memory, clear out your hard drive, or run fewer programs at one time.
Can a Registry Cleaner help?
A registry cleaner can be a big help when your computer shuts down unexpectedly. the reason for this is simple- if your computer runs into an unexpected fatal error, or if your computer stumbles into an unpredictable and dangerous registry key, it can very well cause the whole system to shut down. using a registry cleaner will ensure that these corrupted keys are no longer a factor with your computer and no longer able to potentially cause a computer shuts down unexpectedly problem.
WinZip is a widely used compression utility that is used to compress several files or folders in a single archive. The compressed files are stored in the form of Zip file. Zip files or Zip archives are easy to send through e-mails and save storage space on the hard drive. In order to read data from a Zip archive, you need to extract it.
After extraction, a folder is created with the same name that contains all of the files and folders. but sometimes, while extracting a Zip archive, the process fails and you can not access data from it. this behavior of Zip archive causes critical data loss and you need to go for Zip Recovery solutions to get your critical data back.
While extracting a Zip archive, you might encounter the below error message and the data stored in the file becomes inaccessible:
This archive is not a valid Zip archive
On the error message dialog box, if you click Fix Selected Problem nothing happens and the extraction process gets terminated.
Root of this issue
This error message generally occurs due to corruption to the Zip archive. due to corruption, WinZip can not recognize the archive and thus can not read data from it.
This problem may also occur if the compression method, which is used to compress the archive, is not supported by WinZip on your system. when Zip archive gets corrupted, the stored files also become inaccessible or get damaged.
At this point of time, all your valuable data becomes inaccessible and to recover the lost data, you need to perform zip recovery.
If you have a backup of the compressed Zip archive then you can use it to restore the lost files. if the backup copy is not available, then you have to repair and
restore the Zip archive using third party Zip Repair tools.
Such software use efficient scanning mechanisms to scan whole Zip archive and extract optimum data. In normal or rigorous Zip corruption scenarios, these software
repair and restore the damaged Zip archive in the absolute format. Zip Repair software come with self descriptive and user-friendly interface with rich graphical support that enables you to perform powerful repair and restoration on your own.
There are many people that have encountered an issue with their ASUS motherboard. the problem entails the user being greeted with a CPU Fan Error message as they turn their computer on and are prompted to hit the F1 button to continue. the motherboards by ASUS that have this problem are the 945GC, M2N-MX and a few others. the cause of this problem is due to the motherboards inability to detect the rpm of the processors fan.
If you happen to have this motherboard and are encountering this problem, there are several things that you can do to remedy this issue:
The majority of motherboards developed today come with individual fan ports for the system, video card and CPU, if the user puts the CPU fan’s connector into the wrong port, then the motherboard will have no way of detecting the correct fan for the appropriate device.
Speed of Fan is Too Slow
If your motherboard is quite old or has picked up a lot of dust particles over the years, then there’s a strong chance that this could be inhibiting the speed of your CPUs fan. This is typically the result of using your system for long periods of time. in order to fix this problem, you’ll need to put some transformer oil on the fan of your CPU in order to clean it.
The Fan is not Spinning
This is usually because the motor or sensor inside your fan is broken, the only fix here is to go out and purchase a new one.
Incorrect BIOS settings
If your problem still persists after utilising all the above remedies, then you can try entering your BIOS, looking for the settings on Fan Speed, and then changing the setting to Disabled or Ignore.
Sometimes it may happen that after you remove a program from your computer, you are not able to access the CD drive successfully. here are some simple steps for fixing your CD drive entry yourself in your Windows Registry.
Sometimes it may happen that after you remove a program from your computer, you are not able to access the CD drive successfully. at other times the drive does not appear, or you may receive an error message when trying to access the drive. there are two basic ways of how to fix CD drive in Windows registry. One method requires that you manually modify your Windows registry to get rid of the UpperFilters registry entry as well as the LowerFilters registry entry.
It is recommended that before you start to delete the registry entries, you first uninstall all CD recording or writing programs. After the problem is resolved, you can reinstall any programs that you want. if you modify the registry incorrectly by using the Registry Editor or by using some other method, serious problems may occur. Sometimes it may happen that you will have to reinstall the operating system. First, you must log on to Windows. Then you should follow these steps in order to fix this problem:
1. Start the Registry Editor – First click start, then run, then regedit and then click OK. The Registry Editor will then start.
2. you are going to want to delete the UpperFilters registry entry. in the Registry Editor, you want to expand my Computer, and then you want to expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. you then want to expand SYSTEM and then the CurrentControlSet. After that, expand Control and ten expand Class. Under Class, you want to click the following: 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318. in the topic area, you want to click UpperFilters. Click Delete on the Edit menu.
3. The LowerFilters registry entry must be deleted.
4. Finally, you want to reboot your computer. if a CD recording program does not work after this, then you have to reinstall the CD recording program all over again.
To install and access the new features added in an upgraded version of the Windows, most of the computer users upgrade their operating system. While upgradation has numerous advantages but it can also result in complete data loss, if it is not performed systematically. in such scenarios, if the user has not maintained any back up of the lost data, then he needs to use efficient Data Recovery application to completely recover and restore the lost data.
Consider a practical example, when a user upgrades the operating system from Windows 98 to Windows XP. After upgradation process is complete, when the user tries to access the data stored on the Windows computer hard disk, he receives the below error message:
The system cannot read from the specified device
After the above error message appears, all the data stored in the hard drive becomes inaccessible. few reasons for the occurrence of the above error message are – logical partition corruption, hard disk not properly formatted or connected, incomplete upgradation etc. To resolve the above issue and access the data stored on the hard drive, the user can follow any of these measures:
•The user needs to verify that the hard drive is connected properly.
•If the hard drive is connected properly, then the user needs to re-install Windows 98. After Windows 98 re-installation is complete, the user needs to re-install Windows XP again.
If the user receives the same error message even after following the above measures, then the user needs to recover the lost data by using advanced Data Recovery Software. Data Recovery applications use superior scanning methods to recover data in all possible cases of logical data corruption.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery software is the most sophisticated Data Recovery application that provides absolute and systematic recovery of the lost data from Windows hard drive. This read only Data Recovery utility supports Windows Vista, Server 2003, XP and 2000. This Data Recovery Software provides interactive and intuitive user interface and is compatible with FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 based hard drives.
This Data Recovery utility supports more than 300 file types. It provides create Image option to recover data from the hard drive that contains bad sectors. The demo version of this Data Recovery utility is available on Stellar’s website, which allows the user to preview the lost data. This search result can also be saved for future purposes.
I didn’t start out trying to build a computer. my CD disk drive stopped working and I kept getting an error message which said, this drive is not available. I went to the my computer file to check the status of the drive through the properties but the drive wasn’t listed. I then went to the device manager to check the drives status but it wasn’t listed there either.
Now I’m not a computer whiz or computer geek but I do have some knowledge, although limited, as to how a computer works. after spending literally hours trying to figure out what happened to my CD drive, I finally decided to cross the line and venture into the unknown. I took the cover off the computer case. I had no idea what I was looking for so I started tinkering around to see if maybe something had come loose. sure enough, a cable going to the back of the CD player was unplugged. I plugged the cable back in, put the cover back on, plugged in the power cord and pushed the power button to fire her up. I was kind of surprised to see that it actually worked. this got me to wondering how hard it would be to build a computer from scratch. I went searching on line to see if this was possible, something that I could do. after reading various articles and visiting numerous web sites I decided to give it a try.
The first step was to determine what kind of computer I wanted. First and foremost it had to be fast. No sense going through all the trouble to build a dud. It also had to be capable of handling large video files, many photographs, and a vast amount of music (songs). and finally I wanted it to be a media center; capable of playing and recording music, playing and recording DVDs, downloading and playing games, and capable of playing cable television. I also wanted to be able to connect an overhead projector and have my wall as the screen while surfing the net. once I decided what I wanted, I started looking for the components and or parts I would need.
The first thing I needed was a case, or tower. I found out that there are guide lines standardizing case such as ATX Form Factor. this is a standardized case designed to accept certain motherboards, and thus determining the layout of the inside of the case. I found a great source for the parts I would need, in a online store named Newegg.Com. although I didn’t know it at the time, I quickly found out that in addition to a vast product selection, and very low competitive prices, their customer service was top flight. yes I highly recommend these guys.
First on my list was a Rosewill R114A-SLV silver steel mid-tower computer case. this case came with a 400w ATX 20-pin main connector power supply. (See photo A). Next on the list was a motherboard. I needed an ATX Intel motherboard, (ATX meaning it would fit perfectly in my ATX mid-tower). For this I chose the ASUS P5P800 Socket T (LGA775) Intel 865PE ATX Intel motherboard. It is very powerful and affordable, and supports Intel’s Pentium 4 processor. this processor supports Hyper-Threading technology which, according to Intel’s web site results in more efficient use of processor resources, higher processing throughput, and improved performance on today’s multithreaded software. this motherboard also comes with a 775 pin Land Grid Array (LGA-775) socket designed for the Intel Pentium 4 processor, and most importantly to me, a Users Guide.
Next on the list was a processor. I chose the Intel Pentium 4 processor; 530J 3.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB in the 775 Land package. this super fast processor comes with a heat sink and fan assembly which uses push pin technology to install. For memory I decided on Rosewill’s 512 MB 184-pin DDR SDRAM DDR400 (PC3200), four times. For the hard drive I chose Western Digital’s WDC1600, 160 GHz 7200 RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive. I chose a Mitsumi 1.44 MB 3.5 Internal Floppy, a Rosewill DVD burner; model RD-162, and Rosewill CD burner; model RR-52, (both retail). With the exception of the floppy, all of my components were retail, IE, in original manufacturers packaging, etc. Also on my list were 2 80mm Sleeve, Blue LED light case cooling fans, a Sound Blaster Live sound card, an ATI All in Wonder 9600 8X graphics/TV card, a Dell 17 Ultra Sharp flat panel monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard, HP Photo Smart 7660 printer, and Logitech Z 2300 speaker system.
As you can see I did my homework. Before taking on this task, I didn’t have a clue as to what a motherboard was, what was a CPU’s function, what a hard disk was and what it was for, what if any compatibility issues I would encounter, and how all of this stuff worked together. So over the course of about three months I purchased all of these components. my very first mistake was that I ordered the ASUS P4P800SE instead of the ASUS P5P800SE. the P4P800SE is not compatible with the Intel P4 LGA-775 processor. So here was a chance to test the service level of Newegg.com. I emailed them and explained my situation, and without hesitation they exchanged the motherboard and didn’t charge me a restocking fee or freight. they acted as if they had made the mistake. Needless to say, I was VERY impressed.
Once all of the parts and components were here, I laid everything out, identified everything, and read the users guide that came with the motherboard from cover to cover. Now was the nuts and bolts time, the time to put this thing together. the motherboard came with ten screws and ten felt washers which were used to attach the motherboard to the case chassis. I placed the felt washers over the holes on the chassis and placed the motherboard on top of the felt washers. Therefore the felt washers were between the chassis and the motherboard. I then secured the motherboard to the chassis with the ten screws. Next was installing the CPU. I found out real fast how sensitive a piece of equipment this was. there are 775 tiny pins or connectors that could easily get bent, and thus make the CPU useless. this I considered the most intimidating. However, I said a prayer, took my time, got the CPU lined-up correctly, and proceeded with caution. Perfect match Perfect fit the sweating was over. I then installed the heat sink and fan assembly onto the CPU with the push pins, (push down and twist clockwise). I then plugged the CPU fan cable into the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. I then installed the Serial ATA hard disk drive into one of the internal bays. Then I installed the floppy disk drive. Next to install was the system memory. It’s very important that you first ground yourself by touching the metal chassis before handling the Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM). this motherboard comes with four DIMM sockets enabling the use of various configurations, based on the amount of memory to be installed. I chose four 512MB DIMM modules, which kept it simple. I just unlocked the DIMM sockets by pressing the retaining clips outward. Next I aligned the DIMM on the socket so that the notch on the DIMM matched the break on the socket. by pushing straight down, I firmly inserted the DIMM until the retaining clips snapped back into place. I then installed the DVD optical drive in the first bay, and the CD optical drive in the second bay. this particular case has flip up doors which conceal the optical drives. I then installed a network card into one of the five PCI slots and secured it to the chassis with screws. Next I installed the ATI All in Wonder9600 graphics card into the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot. this motherboard only supports a 1.5v or 0.8v AGP card which is keyed to fit into the AGP card slot. Next, was time to set the jumpers. the jumpers are set to determine how a part of the computer will function. For example, there’s a three pin keyboard power jumper which lets you enable or disable the keyboard wake up feature. There’s a jumper cap that covers two of the three pins to determine the jumpers function.
Next came the fun part, the internal connections. I connected the FDD to the floppy disk connector with the FDD signal cable. Then I connected a power cable to the FDD. Next I connected the serial ATA hard disk drive to one of the two SATA connectors with a serial ATA signal cable, and then connected a power cable to the hard drive. I then plugged in the CPU fan connectors, the serial (COM) port module cable to the serial port connector, two USB 2.0 ports, and game module. I then connected power cables to the two optical drives. Next I connected the ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12v), the internal audio connector (4-pin CD, AUX), front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP-Audio), and last but not least, the system panel connector (20-1 pin Panel). the system panel connector is color coded so connecting it was fairly simple. I then replaced the system case cover, connected the monitor, the wireless receiver for the keyboard and mouse, the speakers, and the power cord. I then plugged the cord into a wall outlet. Now for the moment of truth I pushed the power button. nothing happened No lights on system panel, no onboard LED light, no CPU fan running nothing Needless to say I was crushed. All of this work for nothing. I started wondering what I could have done wrong, or was it some kind of compatibility issue.
I went back to the beginning and retraced all of my connections, and they were all correct. after about an hour of tracing and retracing my steps it hit me. there was no power coming into the system I then plugged in a lamp to test the outlet, and it worked fine. after going over everything again and again I realized that maybe, just maybe the felt washers were somehow preventing a connection. It was worth a try so I uninstalled everything, and I mean everything I then took out the motherboard, removed the felt washers, replaced the motherboard, so that it was in direct contact with the case chassis, put the felt washers on top of the motherboard, and then tightened the motherboard to the chassis with the ten screws. I realized that the only instruction not in the users guide was the correct placement of the felt washers I then reinstalled everything. When I plugged the power cord into the wall outlet the onboard LED light came on I pushed the power button and she came right on. It worked oh how happy I was. I then went into the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) and followed the steps to set the many different parameters to control the operation of the computer. With the users guide, these were pretty easy to set. once I finished setting the different parameters I installed the operating system, Microsoft Windows XP with service pack II. seeing the ASUS logo followed by the Windows XP logo was one of the most gratifying parts of this whole ordeal. I was thrilled
My computer worked flawlessly the first time I used it, and has worked flawlessly every since. I can watch TV programs, search the internet at super fast speeds (with cable modem), download songs and create a play list, create photo disk, and albums, listen to AOL radio, watch videos, watch DVD movies, play games, Call Of Duty, the Big Red One, and print excellent photos. this computer is awesome overall this was a very intense learning experience. once I was committed there was no turning back, because too much money had been spent. by the way, I already owned a desktop computer system made by a highly respected manufacturer. I paid close to $1,100 for the complete system and it has no where near the capabilities of the computer I just built. there is just no comparison. and I spent a whole lot less building my own, actually saved hundred of dollars. I priced major name brand computers with the power and capabilities of the one I just built and the cheapest came to about $2,200. Unbelievable just goes to show, anything is possible if you stick to it, and more importantly, if you have the Lord on you side.
Microsoft Word is one of the most popular text editors in the world, which comes loaded with hundreds (and thousands) of handy features. but, just as every coin has a flip side, MS Word comes with its own share of troubles; here’s more insight to the Microsoft Word not Responding bug.
You may often encounter situation when MS Word freezes and you see just an error message on the top of the menu bar that reads Microsoft Word not Responding, with an hour glass that never stops running. in such cases, you’ve no choice but to terminate the Word application through task manager and re-launch it again.
Sometimes, this may lead to loss of unsaved data (in most cases, Word will recover the file that you’re editing when it crashed), though far worse, the application may tend to exhibit the same behavior over and again. This may be mainly due to some of the third party apps, which cause Word to crash. So, the first and the foremost thing that you need to do is to disable all the third party plug-ins and launch Microsoft Word in Safe Mode with no add-ons (or plug-ins).
Having done that, you’re good to go and finish off whatever you were doing and save your work. now, you can start activating plug-ins one after the other, and check the effect every time. After activating one of the plug-ins, you’ll encounter the same problem again, and this is how you’ll be able to identify the culprit.
There may be several reasons behind the MS Word not responding bug, though the add-ons, and plug-ins are known to be the biggest troublemakers.
Attempting to remove the target many Bruce Springsteen fans pinned to its back, Ticketmaster opted to cast blame on Internet scalpers, condemning them for Friday’s ticketing fiasco.
“Early indications suggest that much of this traffic came from highly suspicious sources, implying that scalpers were using sophisticated computer programs to assault our systems and secure tickets with the sole intention of selling them in the resale market,” Ticketmaster said in a statement released Friday.
It was another ticket-selling disaster for Springsteen Friday as fans hoping to see his spring shows in new Jersey and new York encountered error messages and huge delays. the problems mirrored the issues for those who attempted to buy tickets through Ticketmaster.com for the 2009 tour.
Springsteen and the E Street Band will play the Izod Center on April 3 and 4, Madison Square Garden on April 6 and 9, and Prudential Center on may 2.
Unlike in 2009, when Ticketmaster directed fans to ticketsnow.com for tickets that were priced at multiple times the face value, this time fans seemed to encounter extensive waits or error messages.
“I thought, ‘Here we go again,’” says George gross of Oakland, referencing the 2009 ticket issues.
Gross had two computers up and ready to go at 10 a.m. he got through right away and the screen said his request would take 15 minutes to process. Fifteen minutes turned into more than an hour. Afraid to hit refresh, he waited. In the meantime, he checked StubHub. “at 10:15 there were hundreds of tickets on there,” says gross. “it was unbelievable.”
Though gross ended up one of the lucky ones and scored tickets, he was disappointed and frustrated, having believed Springsteen when he said his fans wouldn’t face the issues again.
Jason Welsh of Ringwood had a similar experience Friday morning, when he was logged on and ready at 10 a.m. sharp. he requested four lower-level tickets at the Izod Center – best price available – and was directed to a screen that told him to wait two minutes. he waited until 11 a.m., when he got an error message and nothing else.
How to resolve error code(s) ’1401′ ’1402′ ’1406′ during or at the end of Microsoft Office program installation process « Windows Info Portal
If when installing Microsoft Office program, and you receive one of the following error messages during or at the end of the installation process ‘Error 1401: Setup cannot create Registry Key’ ‘Error 1402: Setup cannot open Registry Key’ ‘Error 1406: Setup cannot write the value to the registry key’, then this article may interest you.
After the installation, you may receive the following error message when you try to start your Office program: Microsoft program has not been installed for the current user. please run setup to install the application.
Note: Program is the name of the Office program that you are trying to start.
This issue may occur if one of the following scenarios is true:- the user who is installing the program, or the user who is opening the program or file does not have sufficient permissions to modify sections of the registry that is required to perform the action. the permission for the Everyone group of the registry subkey noted in the error message is not set to full Control.
- there is a third-party application on the system that is denying the required access to the registry subkey. in most cases, this behavior is caused by WebRoot Spysweeper.
- the nonadministrative user accounts on the computer do not have permission to modify specific files that are used by the Office 2003 Setup program or the Office XP Setup program. These files are used by the Office 2003 Setup program or the Office XP Setup program to register different accounts for access to the Office programs.
To resolve this issue, check out Microsoft KB838687.