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Windows password adminstrator system error codes

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Below is a list of some windows system error codes and what it means. The System Error Codes are very broad. Each one can occur in one of many hundreds of locations in the system

Error Handling for windows operating system

Well-written windows applications do include error-handling code that allows them to recover gracefully from sudden and unexpected errors. When an error occurs on your computer or server, the application may need to request intervention by the user, or it sometimes is able to recover on its own.

In extreme cases, the application may log the user off or shut down the system and you might need to use alternate methods like using a system repair disk.

Irrespective of the error code  for you system if you have “lost the password” to your computer  then the quickest way perhaps to get back “access to your administrator account” is via resetting your password . check the video below

Knowing what a system error code means is necessary to troubleshoot the error. Below are brief introductions of the error codes. Below is a list of system error codes and their meanings

Error codes for password and administrator related events debugging

ERROR_INVALID_PASSWORD
86 (0x56)
The specified network password is not correct.

ERROR_DISK_CHANGE
107 (0x6B)
The program stopped because an alternate diskette was not inserted.

ERROR_INVALID_FUNCTION
1 (0x1)
Incorrect function.

ERROR_PWD_HISTORY_CONFLICT
617 (0x269)
You have attempted to change your password to one that you have used in the past. The policy of your user account does not allow this. Please select a password that you have not previously used.

ERROR_FT_WRITE_RECOVERY
705 (0x2C1)
{Redundant Write} To satisfy a write request, the NT fault-tolerant file system successfully wrote a redundant copy of the information. This was done because the file system encountered a failure on a member of the fault-tolerant volume, but was not able to reassign the failing area of the device.

ERROR_WAS_UNLOCKED
715 (0x2CB)
{Page Unlocked} The page protection of a locked page was changed to ‘No Access’ and the page was unlocked from memory and from the process.

System Error Codes (1000-1299)

ERROR_NOT_REGISTRY_FILE
1017 (0x3F9)
The system has attempted to load or restore a file into the registry, but the specified file is not in a registry file format.

ERROR_INVALID_PASSWORDNAME
1216 (0x4C0)
The format of the specified password is invalid.

ERROR_ACCESS_DISABLED_BY_POLICY
1260 (0x4EC)
This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator.

ERROR_VDM_DISALLOWED
1286 (0x506)
%1 is a 16-bit application. You do not have permissions to execute 16-bit applications. Check your permissions with your system administrator.

ERROR_LAST_ADMIN
1322 (0x52A)
This operation is disallowed as it could result in an administration account being disabled, deleted or unable to log on.

ERROR_INSTALL_REMOTE_DISALLOWED
1640 (0x668)
Only administrators have permission to add, remove, or configure server software during a Terminal services remote session. If you want to install or configure software on the server, contact your network administrator.

ERROR_NULL_LM_PASSWORD
1304 (0x518)
The password is too complex to be converted to a LAN Manager password. The LAN Manager password returned is a NULL string.

ERROR_PASSWORD_RESTRICTION
1325 (0x52D)
Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity, or history requirements of the domain.

ERROR_IPSEC_IKE_NO_PRIVATE_KEY
13820 (0x35FC)
IKE negotiation failed because the machine certificate used does not have a private key. IPsec certificates require a private key. Contact your Network Security administrator about replacing with a certificate that has a private key.

ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST
51 (0x33)
Windows cannot find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If Windows still cannot find the network path, contact your network administrator.

ERROR_INVALID_ADDRESS
487 (0x1E7)
Attempt to access invalid address.

ERROR_MISSING_SYSTEMFILE
573 (0x23D)
{Missing System File} The required system file %hs is bad or missing.

ERROR_OUTOFMEMORY
14 (0xE)
Not enough storage is available to complete this operation.

ERROR_WRITE_FAULT
29 (0x1D)
The system cannot write to the specified device.

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Did you change Your password for adobe account after the hack ?

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Adobe fell victim  to hackers recently and millions of customer emails and passwords were leaked onto internet, I found out  i was too luckily i use  different passwords for different websites  so i am secure.

If there is one universal truth about identity theft, it’s that you’ll never know how bad it is until long after you’ve been put in danger (if you ever really know). The Adobe hacking situation just illustrates the growing problem with identity theft

I  didn’t even realise  that my adobe account was also hacked until my hosting company contacted me to be vary and check  and change passwords if needed , so i went and checked my email history in one of the email accounts i don’t use as much  and there was  a security alert from adobe.

Here is what it said in short

Important Customer Security Alert

We recently discovered that attackers illegally entered our network. The attackers may have obtained access to your Adobe ID and encrypted password.

To prevent unauthorized access to your account, we have reset your password. Please visit www.adobe.com/go/passwordreset to create a new password. We recommend that you also change your password on any website where you use the same user ID or password.

We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you

Adobe Customer Care

Here is what my hosting company  told me  and alerted me too  about this security incident and thanks to them to taking the extra effort  to inform me of this

They check  their  records against the data that Adobe lost and found one of my emails.

Adobe did not keep their passwords in plaintext, but they were encrypted with a weak algorithm and the password hints were also leaked so it is just a matter of time until nefarious parties will be able to obtain those passwords and potentially use them for malicious purposes.

Advise given by hosting company :

Change your password everywhere it was the same are your Adobe password.

Consider using some kind of password vault technology like keepass, lastpass, onepassword, or something similar.

As of right now this doesn’t affect anything related to your account, but in the interests of keeping our customers safe we wanted to let you know that this could be a potential issue for you.

Has your adobe account been affected ?

How do I know if my Adobe ID and current password were involved in this security incident?

If your password was reset, you will also see a password reset notice on the login screen the next time you try to log into your Adobe ID account. If you are not prompted to change your password at login, your current credentials were not in the database that was taken.

A website I found tells me that my Adobe account is at risk, but I did not receive a password reset notice or an email from you. Is my account at risk?”

If you would like to change your password on any Adobe service, you may do so at any time. Change your Adobe ID password.

What can I do to protect my login credentials if my user ID and current password were accessed?

Your password should be unique to your Adobe ID account. Don’t reuse a password you have previously used with your Adobe ID or a password you are using on any other website.

Recent reports reveal that Adobe’s stolen database held around 150 million user accounts – and not the 2.9 million Adobe originally reported, or the 38 million Krebs on Security later reported.

See if your info is in the file stolen from Adobe

Dutch student Lucb1e made a handy search tool out of the data, where the security conscious can find out if their personal information is in the file being passed around online.

To use Lucb1e’s Adobe hack search tool, enter in a partial email address (or a whole email address).

To understand how this kind source code theft could affect a company’s customers, one need look no further than the challenges faced by RSA, a cybersecurity company whose database was breached in 2011.

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Disk for windows repair 2007 and win 2008

Checking you disk in windows for disk errors and creating a repair disk , be it for “windows 7 repair disk” or “windows 8 repair disk” or even a “repair disk for mac” , should be a essential  task that every computer user does .

disk defrag and reapair for mac ios

Now i know this post is not a resource to recover your windows or mac password , but  it surely will help in getting your pc spring cleaned and healthy and avoid any future such issues  if you are looking  for software to reset or recover your password you can visit this page here and here  on our blog

Here is a video below  to also how to check your disk

Repair and Fix Hard Drive and Disk Errors

If you want a boot repair disk from source forge , then go here

 

Hows your mac disk doing ?

Need to bring a  sluggish Mac back to health is using OS X’s Disk Utility to repair disk permissions.

When you install an app on your Mac, the piece of software arrives as part of a package of files, including permissions that tell OS X which users can do what things with specific files.

Over time, after installing many apps or ios software bits it creates permission files for all these apps and sot wares  and these permissions can get changed over time , resulting in your Mac lagging, freezing, or crashing. A quick and easy fix is using the built-in Disk Utility to repair your permissions.

  1. To launch Disk Utility, search for it via Spotlight or navigate your way to it via this trail:
  2. Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
  3. Next, click on your hard drive from the left panel of the Disk Utility window.
  4. With hard drive selected, click the Verify Disk Permissions button.

Disk Utility to repair your permission

To repair permission  issues, click the Repair Disk Permissions button

  • To get a picture of what’s taking up the most space on your hard drive, install the free Disk Inventory X utility
  • To clear the cache that your Mac’s various applications and processes have stashed on your hard drive, install the free utility, OnyX.

Emergency repair disk

From Wikipedia

A Microsoft Windows Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) is a specially formatted diskette that creates backups of important system files and settings and is used to troubleshoot and repair problems in Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 systems. An ERD is used in conjunction with the Windows repair option. The Emergency Repair Disk provides only the ability to restore the system to a bootable state. It is not a replacement for system and file backups

Buy tool to repair registry and disk files

Registry Easy™ uses a high-performance detection algorithm that will quickly identify missing and invalid references in your Windows registry. With a few easy steps Registry Easy™ will scan your entire Windows registry for any invalid or obsolete entries and provide a list of the registry errors found.

disk repair tool

After that you can choose to clean list items with selection or automatically repair. You can get the tool here

Some free tools  below for disk’s >>>

TestDisk allows you to repair boot sectors as a basic function , and also does things like  recover deleted partitions, fix damaged partition tables, and recover deleted data, as well as copy files from deleted/inaccessible partitions. Its cool because it  works on a number of different file systems including FAT/NTFS/exFAT/ext12

Defraggler is a lightweight visually enticing  yet powerful defragmentation tool that allows you to defrag whole drives or even selected files/folders. It has an very intuitive interface that helps you to quickly visualize how much of the drive is fragmented and which files are causing most fragmentation.

SSDLife displays information about your SSD drive,  and also its health status and estimated lifetime which is  useful for helping you to plan ahead and take action accordingly. SSDLife also automatically detects the model of your SSD drive and displays detailed information about it instantly upon loading the application

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