Help Desk

Fix “File is too large for destination file system” Error

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Yesterday, while copying some large files to an external hard drive, I was promptly issued this message by Windows: The file “myfile” is too large for the destination file system. So I wondered to myself what could possibly cause this issue. My external hard drive had tons of free space, so why would I not […]

Fix “Instruction at referenced memory could not be read”

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With Windows, you never know what crazy error message will one day pop up and scare the heck out of you! One error message that I saw on a client machine recently was: Instruction at 0x000 referenced memory at 0x000. The memory could not be read. Wow! What the heck does that even mean!? Well, […]

What is the Difference Between Primary/Extended Partition and Logical Drive?

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I am often asked the question about the difference between a primary and a logical partition. In this post I will do my best to explain the difference between the two. If you open Disk Manager in Windows (Start – type diskmgmt.msc) you will see your drive volumes and their corresponding partition type under the […]

Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection Without a Password

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If you work in a corporate environment, you and your computer may be the unsuspecting victim of a terrible piece of software from Symantec called Endpoint Protection. It’s a giant behemoth of a program that includes anti-spyware, anti-virus, network threat detection, and all kinds of other super security crap. I certainly do understand the need […]

Internet Connection Problems – Incorrect Proxy Server Settings

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Sometimes when troubleshooting Internet connection problems, we seem to try everything: from the most basic (is the cable still connected?) to the most advanced techniques (has someone hacked my router?). However, on occasions, nothing seems to fix the problem until we check some obscure settings that no one would suspect to be causing the frustration. […]