April 2011 archive

iTunes 10 Install Error "a network error occurred while attempting to read from the file: C: WINDOWS\Installer\Quicktime.msi" and "The installation of Quicktime did not complete successfully. iTunes requires Quicktime."

I ran into this error on a computer recently, and found a sure fire way to fix it. If your iTunes installation says “a network error occurred” and then quotes c:\windows\installer\(file).msi then there is a very easy way to fix this. Download iTunesSetup.exe and place it on the desktop for ease of locating it. Download …

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How To Repair XP Automatic Update service when it has been deleted

After removing that XP Antivirus 2011 malware, I had two XP machines that did not have the Automatic Updates service even installed, and therefore it would not run. After some googling I found the Microsoft KB883614 that addresses both this problem, and that of the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) missing. I’ve copy/pasted it for …

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How to rewrite the Master Boot Record MBR in case of rootkit Windows XP Vista 7

Whether it be due to hard disk corruption, or more likely a boot kit or rootkit, you may need to rewrite the Master Boot Record. Rewrite the MBR in XP: Boot into XP Disk, repair mode, recovery console Then type fixmbr c: and press enter Vista and 7 (32 or 64 bit) To run the …

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