How to Fix: The semaphore timeout period has expired, Error 121

If you encounter the Windows Error: 121, “The semaphore timeout period has expired”, this could have several potential origins: It could be a hardware connection issue, to or from the drive, such as its physical connection. Beyond that it could be a network issue, as described in Microsoft’s KB 325487 The network issue may be […]

Server Administrator’s Checklist: Manual Server Monitoring

Below is a general checklist aimed for basic server administration and server monitoring when done by hand: When you unpack a new server Hardware defects with brand-new servers and PCs are unfortunately not uncommon. To be certain your hardware is in good condition before you put your server in production: Run chkdsk with /b on […]

Protection Against Ransomware, CryptoLocker, Trojans and Viruses

In this article we describe how to protect against ransomware, CryptoLocker, Trojans, viruses, and other forms of digital vandalism. How to Protect Your Data Against Attacks Depending how your infrastructure is set up and what kind of virus strikes you may be able to recover from it; however, having a server backup is usually not […]

Live Linux Virtual Machine Backup Without Shutdown or Pause

It is possible to create a Hyper V backup of Linux virtual machines without interruption, without shutdown or pause. Download the latest release of Microsoft’s Linux Integration Services 4.1  and benefit from a range of features specifically for running Linux VMs in Hyper-V, beyond zero downtime when running Linux virtual machines are backed up. What’s […]

Version Backup Software with File Versioning

If you are looking for automatic file versioning for Windows, check out BackupChain, the most advanced versioning backup tool on the market with over 40,000 users in over 60 countries. Have a look at the summary below, download the full version, and take it for a test drive! Download BackupChain Learn More How Does BackupChain […]

Best Backup Software for Windows Server, VMware, Hyper-V 2016

If you run a trial to review the best backup software in 2017 for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10, the winner is likely BackupChain, which is both affordable and powerful. BackupChain has become the IT professional’s choice in more than 80 countries worldwide and has a steadily growing number of users of over 35,000. BackupChain is […]

How to Fix VSS Error 12344: An error was encountered while Registry Writer

If you have encountered a strange error Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) error with ID 12344, see details below: Volume Shadow Copy Error: An error 0x00000000c000014d was encountered while Registry Writer was preparing the registry for a shadow copy. Check the Application and System event logs for any related errors. Operation: OnFreeze event Freeze Event Context: […]

How to Turn Off Windows 10 Upgrade Notification and Icon

This article shows the steps needed to turn off and get rid of one of the worst nag screens in PC history: “Upgrade to Windows 10″. And there is no ‘no, thank you” button! It’s so annoying, some people say it’s as bad as a virus. Well at least it gives us a taste of […]