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Reliability Monitor of Windows 7

Do you know the “Reliability Monitor” function of Windows 7?

It is a very good tool to get a overview of problems of your Windows 7 installation.

The stability index assesses your system’s overall stability on a scale from 1 to 10.

By selecting a specific period in time, you may review the specific hardware and / or software problems that have impacted your Windows 7 system.

The Reliability Monitor is very easy to access, just click on the colorful start button and type in the “Search programs and files” field the word “reliability” and hit enter.

If you need help with your Windows 7 system, just contact the specialist’s from Lemonsurf Co. Ltd. or Phuket Hosting and we will give you a hand.

Need to recover or repair Windows 7 and you don’t have a Windows 7 DVD

Many of you out there bought a new Computer or Laptop with the Windows 7 operating system pre installed.

And usually you do not get any DVD for Windows 7 with it as it is pre-installed on your new machine.

What to do, if you have some , not unusual system problems, and you didn’t made a recovery CD / DVD or your manufacturer didn’t give you a recovery CD / DVD when you bought the machine.

The CD/DVD is the only way to recover a broken installation.

The Windows 7 DVD has a complete “recovery center” that provides you with the option of recovering your system via automated recovery (searches for problems and attempts to fix them automatically), rolling-back to a system restore point, recovering a full PC backup, or accessing a command-line recovery console for advanced recovery purposes.

Thankfully, Microsoft seems to have realized this problem, and have thankfully made a recovery disc for this purpose. It contains the contents of the Windows 7 DVD’s “recovery center,” as we’ve come to refer to it.

It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows 7, and just serves as a Windows PE interface to recovering your PC.

Technically, one could re-create this installation media with freely-downloadable media from Microsoft (namely the Microsoft WAIK kit, a multi-gigabyte download); but it’s damn-decent of Microsoft to make this available to Windows’ users who might not be capable of creating such a thing on their own. You can make your own copy from Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, but now you have an easier alternative.

The guys from neosmart.net are holding a copy of the Windows 7 recovery disc for download ( 32bit / 64bit )

We hope this gives you the help you were searching for.

If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting or Lemonsurf.

Outlook Stuck on continuous loop in Send and Receive

Outlook stuck in a continuous loop in Send/Receive at around 50% to 60%.

It seemed to be downloading / sending mails byte by byte but could not complete the task.

Also, the application itself was constantly hanging and bringing the computer to a standstill.

There are lots of repair instructions to find in the internet like: removing the extend.dat file, recreating the mail profle, etc.

The only solution that usually really works in the end is a repair install of Microsoft Office.

Follow this steps:

1. Click on Start and go to the Control Panel.
2. Add/Remove Programs.
3. Look for Microsoft Office 200x.
4. Click on Change and follows the prompts to run a repair install of the application.

The problem still exists after this?

Please do not hesitate to contact us and we try to help you ASAP

Google Public DNS Service

As we reported already about the alternative OpenDNS solution, here a brand new service from Google. Google Public DNS Service.

Those of you experiencing DNS issues or have trouble using OpenDNS, give these a try:

Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4

The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s “phone book”. Every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they complete loading. As a result, the average Internet user performs hundreds of DNS lookups each day, that collectively can slow down his or her browsing experience.

All detail informations about the DNS service you will find here.

Confused Which Free Public DNS To Use, Here Is How To Benchmark The Fastest DNS Server From Your Location

If you are looking for a professional grade hardcore DNS speed benchmarking tool, multi-platform, open-source utility namebench would be the answer, capable of utilizing your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets to benchmark DNS server speeds namebench provide well laid-out, easy to understand individualized recommendation.

However, if you are looking for something fast and noob-friendly free windows-only utility DNS Tester gets the job done but you will need to manually evaluate and compare the results.

Another free alternative would be DNSBench for fast, easy and comprehensive DNS Benchmarking on windows.

Network problem Vista

If you facing network connection issue, or more accurately unable to access or connect to Internet or network problem in Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows XP, and repair WinSock settings plus workaround for Vista IE7 strange no connection problem do not save your from Internet woes, you can try to reinstall and reset TCP/IP stack or Internet Protocol, one of the core component of the operating system, which cannot be deinstalled.

Again, with a corrupt TCP/IP stack, the same woes may happen – unable to establish a connection to the server, unable to load a web page, unable to browse and surf the Internet, even though network connection to broadband router or wireless router appear to be OK.

When all means run out, try to reinstall the IP stack with NetShell utility. NetShell utility (netsh) is a command-line scripting interface for the configuring and monitoring of Windows XP, 2003 and Vista networking service.

To reinstall and reset the TCP/IP stack (Internet Protocol) to its original state as same as when the operating system was installed in Windows XP and Windows 2003, simply use the following command in command prompt shell. A log file name must be specified where actions taken by netsh will be recorded on newly created or appended if already existed file..

netsh int ip reset [ log_file_name ]

Example:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

For Windows Vista, things work a little different due to introduction of UAC. Use this guide to perform a reinstalling of TCP/IP protocol in Vista:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box.
  3. Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator.
    Allow elevation request.
  4. Type netsh int ip reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.
  5. Restart the computer.

The command will remove all user configured settings on TCP/IP stack and return it to original default state by rewriting pertinent registry keys that are used by the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stack to achieve the same result as the removal and the reinstallation of the protocol. The registry keys affected are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\

and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCP\Parameters\

Vista reset network adapter

TCP/IP stack Winsock settings in Windows Vista may get corrupted, causing errors and problems with Internet connectivity. Corrupt Winsock or Windows sockets configuration can be due to a lot of reasons such as installation of a networking software, or due to virus, trojan or malware infection, or sometime even due to disinfection of spyware by security software.

When Winsock corrupts, the networking errors that you may face include unable to surf the Internet with “Page cannot be displayed” error message in Internet Explorer or AOL even though the DSL/ADSL/cable Internet connection is connected. Sometimes, Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service is terminated as well.

To repair and reset the Windows Vista

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Type cmd in the Start Search text box.
  3. Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator.
    Allow elevation request.
  4. Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.
  5. Restart the computer.

What netsh winsock reset command does are it resets Winsock Catalog to a clean state or default configuration. It removes all Winsock LSP (Layered Service Providers) previously installed, including the potential malfunctioned LSP that causes loss of network packets transmission failure. So all previously-installed LSPs must be reinstalled. This command does not affect Winsock Name Space Provider entries.

Note: To check which LSPs installed on your Vista system, use netsh winsock show catalog command.

It’s also possible to reset TCP/IP Internet Protocol stack .