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Category Archives: Fixes

Office 2016 Install Stuck At 51%

We have a had a complete ‘mare with Office today. 6 hours in and still trying to get it installed. Steps (reboots inbetween): Standard install – Created live.microsoft.com account, downloaded installer and started. Error 30088-16 Un-installed every version and component of Office individually, rebooted and tried again. Failed – Error 30088-16 Ran Ms clean up […]

Reset Default File Permissions: Windows 7, Windows 10 – SubInACL

Fix default permissions on windows 7 or Windows 10 machines using SubInACL  and the script below. 1 – Download SubInACL.  https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/download/details.aspx?id=23510   NOTE: Take note of where you save the installer. 2 – Create a file on your desktop using notepad. I called mine resetPerms.bat 3 – Put the following script in the file then save […]

Booting TRK from USB or other medium – Fixing Can’t find TRK medium error

Can’t find TRK Medium If you are using the TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit) to boot up a machine you may run into a message saying: Seems we didn’t find the TRK medium Manually enter the device on which TRK can be found (e.g. sda1): If you don’t know what partition name your USB is showing […]

Windows 10 – Black Screen After Login

Symptoms: A client with Windows 10 sees a black screen after login.  There are no desktop, icons, start menu or other screen items. The mouse icon / arrow does show. Diagnosis Access was gained using CTRL-SHIFT-ESCAPE and bringing up the Task manager. Performance manager is accessed via task manager. Windows Explorer is using 100% of […]

How to Avoid Ransomware / CryptoLock

What Is Ransomware: In short ransomware or cryptolock threats are a form of malware or virus that either: Locks up your files with a secret password then forces you to pay money to get them back (cryptovirus). Threatens to publish your information if you don’t pay a ransom They do this by getting a user […]

WordPress Vulnerability – Fix for NGINX

WordPress has a vulnerability that enables malicious hackers to commit a DOS attack against WordPress websites. According to the vulnerability DB ( https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/9021 ) all recent versions of WordPress are vulnerable. (version 4.9.4 and below) WordPress has not yet released a patch but if you are running the nginx web server there is a mitigation […]