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    SATA cables can and do go bad! This is what...

    SATA cables can and do go bad! This is what happened to me during the Vista era: http://davidcmoisan.wordpress.com/2007/08/02/vista-finally-stable-for-me-no-thanks-to-a-cable/
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    If you don't block USB/removable/CDRW at the...

    If you don't block USB/removable/CDRW at the office, it won't matter what remote access they have.
  3. Let's start with the users: Do they use...

    Let's start with the users:

    Do they use line-of-business or other specialized applications? That could stop you right there. Linux users might say, use WINE, but there is not a vendor of a...
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    Have you tried the hotfix suggested earlier? I'd...

    Have you tried the hotfix suggested earlier? I'd gladly explain how to configure WinDbg but this is getting really deep for a regular user, especially when there are some other leads we can pursue....
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    First, try the Windows 7 hotfix that another...

    First, try the Windows 7 hotfix that another poster has suggested. It's possible that may be the more likely cause.

    If your crashes persist, change the disk mode by restarting the computer and...
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    DO NOT try to copy the ntoskrnl file from your...

    DO NOT try to copy the ntoskrnl file from your installation DVD. It won't help. In earlier versions of Windows, ntoskrnl.exe could actually be one of several different versions depending on the...
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    OK, I looked it up--I am certified in Windows...

    OK, I looked it up--I am certified in Windows Internals. The error is caused by a failure at some point during Windows startup, after the boot but before the logon screen. Here is the help text...
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    Is there UPS management software on the affected...

    Is there UPS management software on the affected server? Some UPS software is quick to shutdown the computer on the slightest power glitch.
  9. I have PowerShell 2.0 Administrator's Companion. ...

    I have PowerShell 2.0 Administrator's Companion. This is a fine small reference. Also: PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices.
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    Also don't forget to flush the DNS cache. From a...

    Also don't forget to flush the DNS cache. From a command prompt:

    ipconfig /flushdns

    You will use the ipconfig commands most often in troubleshooting, particularly ipconfig /all. I don't use...
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    I would not worry about the Netgear disc. It's...

    I would not worry about the Netgear disc. It's mainly an assistant to configure older versions of Windows. If you didn't make networking changes before the reinstall, it will likely be OK.
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    I want to clear up a misconception: In SBS 2008...

    I want to clear up a misconception: In SBS 2008 Premium, the 2nd server does not have to be 64-bit; it can be 32-bit. At SATV we have a Dell PE1900 with 8G running SBS itself while our former SBS...
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    I'm generally not a fan of programs like that. ...

    I'm generally not a fan of programs like that. GIMP on the inside is so different from Photoshop that you will notice. If you're not used to Photoshop, it's a complete hash.

    I'd get into all the...
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    I have and use the GIMP, Photoshop Elements, and...

    I have and use the GIMP, Photoshop Elements, and Paint.net. The one I use the most by far is Paint.net.

    Nothing wrong with Elements, but for the day-to-day image manipulations I do, Paint.net is...
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    Get the Sysinternals tools from Microsoft. Run...

    Get the Sysinternals tools from Microsoft. Run Process Explorer--that will tell you where your CPU is going. Process Monitor will show file and registry accesses.
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    Folder redirection will work, but more...

    Folder redirection will work, but more importantly, you have Sharepoint.

    I'm curious as to why SBS 2003? No 64-bit server? If you had that server, SBS 2008 would be a better choice for a new...
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    If it were just a partitioning error, you should...

    If it were just a partitioning error, you should still be able to see the display come up. It might not boot, but it is a different set of symptoms from system beeps and no display.
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