Monday, February 25, 2013

Tutorial To Repair The Outlook Express Program

There are many email management software out there, but almost none of them would even come close to the Outlook Express program when it comes to the sheer number of features offered. It is no wonder that the program developed by Microsoft has gone on to become one of the most popular email management programs in the world.
As in the case of any other software, Outlook Express is also prone to the occasional hiccups and errors. But almost every Outlook Express error encountered by the user can be resolved using some simple troubleshooting methods.
A common problem associated with the Outlook Express program is the corruption of the DBX files. The Outlook Express software stores the data in the Inbox and Sent Items folders, as DBX files. Each of these folders will have individual DBX files stored in them. These files have a default size limit of 2 GB, and if the size of the files were to go over this limit, then there is the chance of the files getting corrupted. Once they are corrupted, you might need to take the help of third party repair tools to get rid of the corruption.
Troubleshooting method
There are no tools included with the Outlook Express software that can be used for repairing the *.dbx files when they get corrupted. Most of the problems associated with the Outlook Express program can be resolved simply by either renaming or deleting the damaged folder. You are required to configure the settings, so that you are able to view the hidden files and folders on your computer. After enabling the view, you will then have to locate the inbox.dbx, or the Sent Items.dbx files.
Third party programs are required for repairing a DBX file, as they make use of scanning algorithms in order to repair the damaged Outlook Express files. There are several DBX repair tools that you can make use of, and all of them are very easy to install and use. The installation procedure for such repair tools is fairly simple, and you will only be required to follow the on-screen instructions. These DBX file repair tools conduct only read-only scanning, and as such, they are safe to use.
If you extensively use the Outlook Express program for long periods of time, it is likely that you will encounter such an Outlook Express error in the computer. In such situations, you can make use of the tips given here in order to resolve the problems.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tutorial To Troubleshoot Windows Vista Update Issues

Updating a Windows Vista computer might sometimes result in errors. In order to troubleshoot such errors, you will be required to follow a set of guidelines. The Microsoft tech support team has provided us with the following set of easy and simple instructions, which will help you to resolve the update issues in the Windows Vista computer. With the help of the instructions given here, you will be able to finish off the troubleshooting procedure within a matter of minutes. If you need more support with this matter, contact the support team.
Instructions to resolve some Windows Vista update issues
Restart your computer after inserting the Windows Vista installation DVD into the DVD drive of your computer. A command prompt will be displayed on the screen, asking you if you want to boot from the disc. Press the "Space" bar to boot the computer using the Windows Vista installation DVD.
Choose a language, keyboard layout and time zone displayed on the three drop-down boxes, which will be located on the first installation screen. In order to continue to the next step in the installation process, click on the “Next” button.
Click on the “Repair your Computer” option and ignore the “installation” button. The option that you have to select will be displayed in the lower left corner of your computer screen. Clicking on this option will start the process of recovery, instead of starting the process of Windows Vista installation on your computer.
From the list of operating systems displayed on the screen, choose the Windows Vista operating system and then click on the “Next” button. You will now be able to see numerous options listed in the recovery console, which will be displayed on the screen of your computer. Click on the “System Restore” option and you will be able to see a list of registry backup dates displayed on the screen. Click on the date before you applied the latest Vista update, and then click on the "Next” button.
Click on the “Finish” button, which is located on the confirmation window that tells you the update is complete. Take  the Windows Vista installation DVD out of the drive of your computer, and then restart your computer.
These are the guidelines recommended by the efficient Microsoft tech support team, which you should follow if you want to resolve the update issues in the Windows Vista computer.