Restore your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Firmware

Warning: Following this method will erase all your data – including Contacts & Photos

 

  1. First you need to download your iPhone/iPod Touch firmware. Click “here” to download the firmware.
  2. Once the download has been completed – Open iTunes
  3. Click on your iPhone/iPod Touch (if using older version of itunes – on the left if not it is top right)
  4. Hold down SHIFT and left click the Restore button.
  5. A Browse for dialog will open – locate and select the downloaded iPhone/iPod firmware.
  6. Click Open
  7. iTunes will now verify the consistency and authenticity of the firmware file to verify it is a valid Apple firmware. Then start the restore process.
  8. Once completed your iPhone/iPod Touch should restart and you should now have a freshly reset iPhone/iPod Touch.

Using phpmyadmin to remove WordPress posts

Warning:  This will remove all posts on your wordpress installation. Make sure you have a backup or simply don’t want them anymore… when they are gone they are gone!

 

  1. Login to PHPMyAdmin
  2. On the left hand side – select your wordpress database
  3. Click on the Posts stable
  4. Click Operations (top menu bar)
  5. Click Empty the table (TRUNCATE)
  6. Click Ok

 

Note: Clearing the postsmeta table will delete the references to your images and post tags.

Windows Vista Memory Management Blue Screen of Death

The Windows Vista Memory Management BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) is usually caused by a faulty RAM (Random Access Memory) module or a RAM module that has an incorrect or different speed then the other module which might be in the computer.

 

  • Download memtestx86 and burn to a CD
  • Boot from the CD and allow the scan to go – any red lines indicate bad RAM. I suggest allowing the scan to go for 2 passes.

Network Map Windows startup Script


echo off
cls
net use z: /delete /y
net use z: "192.168.1.1share" /y

Note:  “Z is the drive letter I have assigned for this example – you can however change this to what you want (if it already is not in use of course).)

Booting into Recovery Partition instead of Operating System

 

Having issues with your computer booting into the Recovery Partition instead of the Windows operating system? Try the guide below to repair.

 

  1. First download Gparted and burn it to a CD
  2. Boot from the Gparted CD (F12 or Esc are common hotkeys to bring up the boot menu during system startup)
  3. Just press Enter through the default options to boot into the user interface.
  4. You should see several partitions on your computer – this usually consists of System, Operating System (C:) and Data.
  5. Right click the Operating System partition
  6. Left click Flags
  7. Left click Boot (the boot flag will set the OS partition to bootable – it is probably set to System or the Recovery partition at the moment)
  8. Click ok
  9. Now shutdown gparted and restart your computer. It should now boot into the operating system.

Visual/HTML Editor stuck in WordPress

Having problems with creating or editing a post on WordPress and you cannot change between the Visual Editor and HTML Editor?

  1. First thing is trying to clearing your browser cache.
  2. If that doesn’t work the issue is probably the theme you are using, some themes have shortcodes and therefore have buttons on the editor that might be damaged or corrupt – the fix for this is update to a newer theme version or change the theme.

How to increase posts displayed in WordPress All Post page

Do you want to display more then 20 posts in the All Posts list within WordPress? Follow the guide below to reveal the rest.

  1. Make sure you are logged into your WordPress account
  2. Click on Posts (left hand side)
  3. Click All Posts
  4. Click Screen Options (up the top)
  5. You should now see a an editable number box – at the moment it should be set to: 20. Change this field to match how many posts you would like to display (for example 500).
  6. Click Apply
  7. Your All Posts page should now display the amount of posts listed in step 5

 

 

 

 

Windows Mail not displaying contacts

This happens when Windows Mail is using a different contacts list to the Windows Contacts – such as a newsgroup.

  1. Open Windows Mail
  2. Click Contacts (left hand side)
  3. Click Import
  4. Click From Windows Address Book

Windows Mail will then import all your contacts into the address book restart Windows Mail and you should now be able to display and compose messages to your contacts.

Outlook Data File Cannot be accessed

I have found this issue occurs commonly when upgrading from Outlook 2007 to 2010.

 

  1. Open Outlook 2010
  2. Click File (top left)
  3. Click Account Settings
  4. Click Account Settings
  5. Click Change Folder
  6. Click the “+” on the left of the folder name to reveal hidden subfolders.
  7. Click Inbox
  8. Click Ok
  9. Close all open dialog and restart Outlook.