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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to Access an Outlook PST File in Lotus Notes with Perfection

Both Outlook and Lotus Notes are email clients. However, the latter offers advanced, better utilities and features than the former due to which users want to switch over to it. Since both are different databases and have different file formats (.pst for Outlook while NSF for Lotus), it is not possible to manually switch over the entire data as it carries the natural risk of being damaged and lost. Even if it is tried being converted to Lotus Notes, a great amount of time will be consumed during the procedure without guaranteeing that it will be done safely and without damage. The below mentioned guide has been designed to help you perform the task on your own. If you face any problem while performing below mentioned steps you can contact  Microsoft outlook support at their toll free No. 1-877-452-9201

So what’s that should be done to convert Outlook .pst file data to Lotus Notes? 

Download and run an Outlook to Lotus Notes conversion tool from a torrent but safe website. There are many free and paid tools available on the internet that can be downloaded and installed with ease. One such great tool is SYSTOOLS Software’s Outlook to Notes that allows migration of the entire Outlook data including inbox, outbox, drafts, distribution lists, attachments, calendars, email properties, journals, and to-do-lists among other things to Lotus Notes. The tool is safe and fast to use and does not compress or modify any .pst file data during conversion process. The tool supports most of the versions of Microsoft operating systems, MS-Outlook, and Lotus Notes.

Save the file to your desktop or a location where the file is easily accessible from. When done, browse to the location where the file is saved, double click on the icon and open it. Follow the automated wizard instructions and complete the setup of the program. When finished, open the program and start converting your Outlook data to LN. Wait until the process finishes and shows you a success message. Do not close window until the process completes.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

How to Restore Windows XP MBR

In this blog I have tried to describe how MBR (Master Boot Record) can be restored in Windows XP. The methods compiled here are simple and correct until date. It is, however, advised that these should be followed correctly to avoid facing problems. This will eventually save their time as well as money that would otherwise be spent looking for Microsoft technical support.

Before you begin, keep the original Windows XP installation\setup media (CD\DVD) and the manuals handy. Manuals are needed only for your assistance. If you don’t have the original disk, then download one from the official Microsoft website or a torrent one and burn it to a disk or floppy drive of your choice.


Insert the disk into the drive and boot computer. When prompted, choose to boot from the desired drive like CDROM or Floppy Drive etc. When the Window setup appears, hit the R key on the keyboard. This will bring up the black Command Prompt window.

If you have multiple operating systems (OS) installed on your PC, choose the desired one from the list using the Up or Down arrow keys on the keyboard. If there is only one OS loaded, then type 1 (use the number one key) on then hit the Enter key.

When prompted, type the admin password and hit the Enter key again. Remember, if you entered a wrong password, you will not be able to make changes at all. Now when you see the normal prompt like C:\WINDOWS (after entering a correct password), type ‘fixmbr’ (without quotes and as is) and then hit the Enter key.
If prompted with warning messages and confirmation, type ‘y’ (use the Y key on the keyboard) and then hit Enter. It will make way for creating a new MBR by replacing the damaged one. Wait until you see a success message. Type ‘exit’ and then hit Enter to exit the Command Prompt window or click on the ‘X’ button at the extreme top right hand corner.

The abovementioned procedure will work only if your Windows XP OS came preinstalled with the Recovery Console tool. However, if your OS didn’t come preinstalled with this feature, then you can use it directly from your original Windows XP setup disk. Follow the same abovementioned procedure to boot from disk and reach Command Prompt. Select the OS or type 1 for single OS selection and then type the password. Thereafter, type ‘recovery console’ and hit Enter. It will bring up the list of Recovery Console commands that can be used to fix the MBR problem. You can also add the Recovery Console feature to the Windows Startup screen.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Steps to Diagnose Connection Problems in Netgear Wireless Router

Netgear wireless routers are known for their excellent wireless speed and performance. Despite that, these may create internet or wireless problems at times due to several reasons including recently made changes to the computer or device settings, connection problem, and outdated drivers among others. The below mentioned guide will help you scan as well as fix the connection issues on your own and without the help of Netgear router support. 


Turn off all the devices including computer, router, and the modem respectively in the order and wait for a few seconds (20-30 seconds). Thereafter turn them back on in the same order. Connect to the internet and check whether the problem has been fixed or not. This is the simplest and most widely used method to resolve common connection problems as it clears up the existing settings and starts a fresh connection. 

If the previous method didn’t fix your problem, then check this out. Update the router driver(s) by visiting the Netgear website. Check if any updates are available to download for the drivers. If there are, download and install them. If prompted, reboot all the devices. Besides, run Windows Update and similarly download and install all the latest updates. Restart the computer when prompted. Upgrade the router’s firmware also. 

First check, whether you can connect to the internet on a wired connection or not. Make your wireless computer a wired one by connecting the Ethernet cable to your computer and router. If internet works on the wired one but not on the wireless, then you can follow any of these steps mentioned here. However, if internet doesn’t connect on the wired computer, then this can be considered as the root cause of the problem. Take corrective steps to resolve this problem and then move on to the wireless connection problem. One of these steps include checking the cables etc. whether these are firmly placed in or not. These should not be broken or damaged that may be causing your connection to drop repeatedly. If everything is fine on your end and you are still not able to go online, contact your internet service provider (ISP). 

Login to the router’s interface (you will be required to make a wired connection to logon) and review the settings. To do so, open your internet browser and type ‘’ (without quotes) in the address bar. Hit the Enter key on the keyboard to proceed. When prompted for login credentials, enter this in and hit Enter again. Review the settings and if required modify them. For example, assign or change SSID, channel numbers, mode, security key WEP or WPA, and/or access point etc. 

If you recently made changes to your computer, undo these by restoring the computer to an earlier point in time when things were fine. It should resolve the issue caused by the changes.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Find Your IP Address in Windows 7

An Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) is a numerical designation assigned to each computer on a network to allow it to communicate with other computers or devices. Your location on the internet and how your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and websites find out who you are. Without the IP Address there would be no internet.  Whether you're talking to tech support, doing your on troubleshooting, or configuring, you might need to know your IP. Finding your IP address under Windows 7 is a very simple process.  The process is actually exactly the same whether you’re using Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or even Windows Serer 2003/2008.

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Steps to Find Your IP Address in Windows 7

There are several different ways to access your IP address. One is through the Windows Command Prompt interface. To access this interface

click "Start" and then click  "All Programs" and click  "Accessories" and then click   "Command Prompt."

•    A black windows with a prompt will appear at the prompt, type "ipconfig" without the quotes, and hit "Enter."

•    The window will display a long list of information. Look for IP4 Address. You will see a numerical representation that looks something like this: This is your internal IP address that is used to communicate with your local network.

•    If you don't want to use the command line interface, you can also find your IP address by going to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center, and clicking on "Change adapter settings" at the top left.

•    Double-click on your "Wireless Network Connection" or "Local Area Connection," depending on which you are using.

•    On the Connection window that pops up, click on the "Details" button.

•    Look for the IPv4 Address.

•    If you need to find your "external" IP address, which is the IP Address that is used to communicate with Web Servers and other devices on the internet, just browse to one of the following web sites.

Monday, November 14, 2011

How to Install EXE Files in Windows XP

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An executable is a file that used to perform various functions or operations on a computer. an executable file usually has a file name extension of .bat, .com, or .exe. Unlike a data file, an executable file cannot generally be read because it has been compiled. An exe file is just one of several file format types that are recognized by various operating systems. Most programs come packaged as an executable file, which Windows uses to install the application. While most executable files install similarly on all Windows versions, there are a few differences. For example, you'll encounter fewer operating system security features when installing an executable file on Windows XP compared with Windows 7, as well as minor differences in installation setups and button placement.

Steps to Install EXE Files in Windows XP

• Double-click the .exe file. Click "Run" if prompted by the security pop-up box.

• Select which features you wish to install with the program, if any are offered, such as Internet toolbars or free trial utilities.

• Choose where on your computer you wish the program to install, such as "Program Files" or "My Documents."

• Click "Next."

• Read and choose which options to include with the installation of the program and click "Next." For example, a picture viewing program may prompt you to check which picture files to automatically open with the program.

• Click "Finish" and restart your computer if prompted.

Friday, November 11, 2011

How to Connect a PC to a Mac Via Ethernet

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 There are many ways to connect your PC to a Macintosh computer. With the help of a direct connection using your Ethernet cable, you can transfer information from your PC to your Macintosh computer to enable an easy transition to a new computer. The Ethernet cable provides fast data transfer between computers, and can be purchased at computer hardware stores or online. Once both computers are connected to the Ethernet cable, you must manually mount the PC's volume to your Macintosh computer by connecting to the PC server.

•    Turn on your PC and your Mac, plug the Ethernet cable on the back of the computer. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your Macintosh computer's Ethernet port.

•    Click the "Finder" icon on your Mac computer's screen dock, and click "Go".

•    Select "Connect to Server" from the drop-down menu.

•    On the Server Address field type "smb://IPaddress/ShareName". Replace the "IPaddress" with your PC's network address and shared user name. Click the "Connect" button to continue.

•    Enter the work group, user name and password for your PC, and select the access folder. Press the "Return" key on your Mac keyboard.

•    Double-click the PC volume on your Mac's desktop screen, and click the file you wish to transfer. To highlight multiple files for transfer, hold down the "Shift" key while clicking the file.

•    Drag and drop the files from the folder to your Mac's desktop screen to transfer them.

•    Click and drag the PC volume icon from the desktop to your screen dock's Trash icon to disconnect from your PC.