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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Blinking Flickering Mouse Cursor Fix - Word Applications and Other

Funny one I ran into recently, where your mouse cursor will just go crazy when using a office application , constantly flashing or blinking as if its trying to load a program. Here are the Fixes

1. Check your Default Printer

have you installed a new printer recently or updated drivers, This is known to cause the blinking mouse cursor issue in Microsoft Word. Change your default printer to see if you see any changes. Or uninstall recently installed printers and reinstall using most recent drivers.

2. Antivirus Software

Disable your anti virus software to see if that fixes the issue. Especially a piece of software that performs in the background virus scanning.

3. Disable your Word Addins and Macro's

4. Check your task manager for processes with High memory and or CPU usage

5. Try different usb port, having a dodgy usb port thats not supplying enough power can cause this issue in some cases.

6. New Mouse Time

Outlook 2010 PST archive permission Denied FIX - File Access Denied

Frustrating issue especially when you originally created the archives, It should be pretty straight forward to fix the issue. (note: always open the archive don't import it )

1. Run Outlook as Administrator

Right click on your outlook shortcut, under the compatibility tab , check " Run this program as an administrator" (if you start to get popup's every time you go to open a program you can turn UAC off if your environment allows)

2. Check permissions on .PST archive file

Right click on the pst archive and goto the security tab, add the user "everyone" and give them full permissions and retry opening the archive.

3. Untick Read Only Attribute

Right click on your archive file go to properties and make sure that Read Only is unticked.

thats all folks, if your still having issues. You may be trying to access your pst from a network location which is not recommended by Microsoft but theoretically should still work if not , copy it across to a local directory and try again.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Iphone 5 - Charger Adapter FIX Accessory not supported

You may find you start getting this message with your ebay bought cheap iphone 4 to iphone 5 adapter cables , Converter Adapter

Once you receive this message there are two ways to get it to keep working.

1. Plug cable into a usb hub or usb powering device before plugging into phone.

-Plug in Lightning cable to iPhone.
-Dismiss any warnings.Unlock your iPhone.
-Dismiss any remaining warnings.
-Now with the screen turned on, unplug the Lightning cable and Plug cable back in
-Dismiss warning again. It should now be working

3. Turn Phone off and plug cable in, turn off the phone if it turns back on by itself ( will continue to charge even though you cannot see the progress) Only fix that I found to work

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Windows 7 - Cannot delete or Rename Folder or File in use

A painful bug in Windows 7 when you are unable to delete, move or rename a folder or file and received the message " The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program, Close the folder or file and try again".

Steps to Resolve

1. Folder Options

Goto Tools - Folder Options -> View Tab

Uncheck - Always show icons, never thumbnails and also  show preview handlers in preview pane

2. 3rd Party Applications

The other option is to disable a third party application that may be causing the issue

Top Offenders include

Acrobat Reader Tray
Windows Media Player service for av files
Picture Viewer

hope it may help