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Tech Tips and Resources

Below are some general tech tips, notes we've made from doing repairs, and other useful information we've consolidated into one area.

Mail Settings

Mail Settings

Cruzio email settings

Cruzio email settings

Username: full email address

Email: full email address

Incoming Server POP: mail.cruzio.com  (or subdomain)

Incoming Server IMAP: mail.cruzio.com (or subdomain)

Outgoing (smtp) server: smtpauth.cruzio.com (or subdomain)

Authentication method: password

Outgoing server requires authentication: same as incoming server

Ports and SSL: can use SSL or not, usually; PORT IMAP 143 or SSL 993  ; POP 110 or SSL 995 ; SMTP 587/465 (SSL may work on either)

Google or GSuite email settings

You may need to log into the web mail settings of Google and "enable IMAP",; you also may need to go into the Security settings and "Allow Less secure Applications"; and you may also need to "generate a device specific password."

www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

Username: full email address

Email: full email address

Incoming Server IMAP: imap.gmail.com

Outgoing (smtp) server: smtp.gmail.com

Authentication method: password

Outgoing server requires authentication: same as incoming server

Ports and SSL: PORT IMAP SSL 993  ; SMTP 587/465 (SSL/TLS either may work)

Most other email vendors

Username: full email address

Email: full email address

Incoming Server POP: pop.domainname.com

Incoming Server IMAP: imap.domainname.com

Outgoing (smtp) server: smtp.domainname.com

Authentication method: password

Outgoing server requires authentication: same as incoming server

Ports and SSL: can use SSL or not; PORT IMAP 143 or SSL 993  ; POP 110 or SSL 995 ; SMTP 587/465 (SSL may work on either)

Tips & Tricks

NTLDR is Missing

Invalid boot.ini

\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\CONFIG\\SYSTEM

\\System32\\Ntoskrnl.exe

\\System32\\HAL.dll

 

This will backup the boot.ini file, delete it, then run commands to re-create it and other important boot files.

 

Boot from Windows XP install disk, go into the Recovery Console

CD ..

 

ATTRIB -R boot.ini

ATTRIB -S boot.ini

ATTRIB -H boot.ini

copy boot.ini boot.bak

del boot.ini

BOOTCFG /Rebuild

 

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (or other OS name)

/FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

CHKDSK /R

FIXBOOT