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An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. How to access a HP DV7 Hard drive

    Turn the laptop over so you have the bottom of the laptop facing up (I recommend placing on a soft surface such as a towel to avoid any scratches to the chassis. Move the battery latch right – to unlock the bottom panel. Now on the top of the panel (bottom cover) gently lift up. You should now have access to the 2.5” HDD. …


  2. How to replace the LCD on a Compaq CQ57

    What you need  Flat Head Screw-Driver Razor Blade   Using a flathead screwdriver or razor blade gently lift the little plastic covers on the lower right and left of the panel casing (covering screws). Once removed, unscrew the 2 screws – one on either side. Using a slim flathead slide the flathead/razor underneath the area where the screws was and slide up slowly work you your way around the edge of the panel undoing clips...…


  3. How to create a shutdown shortcut

    This tip is useful if you don’t want to go through the hassle of clicking Start, Shutdown.   Right click a blank spot on the desktop, select New, Shortcut In the location field type: shutdown –s –t 00 Click Next Type in the name you want it named as, such as Shutdown Click Finish You can now drag the shortcut to the Taskbar or keep it on the desktop.   Note: the “-S” indicates shutdown,...…


  4. The network password needs to be 128 bits or 256 bits depending on your network configuration

    Attempting to enter in your wireless passkey and getting “The network password needs to be 128bits or 256bits depending on your network configuration “error? This usually occurs when the networking stack has been damaged/corrupted. Follow the instructions below to repair: Click Start Click Run Type in: cmd Press Enter The windows Command Prompt should launch, type in: netsh winsock reset Press Enter Restart your computer and attempt wireless connectivity. …


  5. Data Is Invalid fix for Windows XP

    Having issues trying to install device drivers in Windows XP and its stopping half way through and giving you the “Data is Invalid” error? Following the guide below to repair.   What you need Windows XP Home/Professional CD Open My Computer Navigate to: C:WINDOWSDRIVERCACHEi386 Delete the driver.cab file. Now copy the driver.cab file from the i386 folder from your Windows XP CD into the C:WINDOWSDRIVERCACHEi386 folder. Right click My Computer Left click Properties Click Hardware...…