Error 633 : The Modem is Already in Use or not Configured Properly

"Error 633 : The modem(or other connecting device) is already in use or not configured properly" is a possible error message you may receive while trying to access Internet using dial-up connection. If the modem driver installed on your computer is outdated or not compatible with the OS, you may receive this error message.

How to Change COM Port Assigned to Modem on Your Computer

In many Modem related troubleshooting guides we provide the step release or change the COM port number assigned to the modem. Instead of repeating the same steps in multiple guides, it is better write a supporting article for our other network troubleshooting guides. In this tutorial we give step by step instructions to release or change the COM Port assigned to the modem on your computer.

Different Methods to Access Device Manager

Device Manager is an important feature in Windows where all hardware devices installed on your computer are listed. From here we can manage, check the status and settings of installed hardware devices. If you want to update the driver of an installed hardware or uninstall a device, this is the place. This guide explains various methods to access Device Manager on your computer. These methods are from DOS Prompt, Run and GUI. You can use these methods on Windows 8 to Windows XP computers.

1.Open Device Manager from Command Prompt

To do it from Command Prompt follow the steps below.
  1. Click on Start and open Command Prompt

  2. Type mmc devmgmt.msc on Command Prompt and Press enter
    How to open DM from command prompt

  3. This will open Device Manager

  4. PC

2. Access Device Manager from Run window
  1. open Run

    Either you can open Run from Start menu or by pressing the keyboard combination [Microsoft button] and [R] button together.

  2. Type mmc devmgmt.msc and click OK
    Steps to access DM using run command

    If Run is not listed in Start menu you can open it by pressing both windows and R keys together. There is a tutorial to bring Run in Start menu. Follow the steps provided in the link below to bring Run in Start menu.
    How to Enable Run Command in Start Menu

3. Open Device Manager from Windows GUI
  1. Click on Start

  2. Right Click on Computer
    Open hardware management area

  3. Click on Device Manager link displayed on the left hand side.
    Manage connected hardware

  4. If you are using Windows XP, you should click on Hardware tab and then go to Device Manager.

In this article we shared different ways to open Device Manager on your computer. From here you can check the status of every hardware components installed on your PC. Here you can check whether the driver software installed for a specific component is working fine by checking the status code. Just like this tutorial, we have many OS related articles. To read them follow the link below.
Important Windows 7 Operating System Tweaks

In many hardware related issues we need to access Device Manager to check the actual reason for the issue. Following article tells some popular hardware issues and solutions.
Computer Hardware Troubleshooting Guide

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How to Show JavaScript or HTML Code on Blogger Blog Posts

When I started blogging I felt difficulty with showing codes (both JavaScript code and HTML code) on blog posts. When ever I type codes on posts, Blogger automatically starts interpreting it even if I select the option Show HTML literally under Blogger post settings options. So I was forced to show the codes as images rather than in text format. Then I realized a way to convert the script in to parsed form by converting certain characters of the code in to escape characters. After converting a script in to escaped version, we can show it on blog without having any trouble. This tutorial explains how to convert a script in to parsed form and show inside the blog posts.

How to Display Code on Blogger Posts

In order to display codes on blogger blog you should convert them to escaped characters and show them under the HTML tag  pre as shown below.

<pre> code in escaped characters </pre>

Now let us check how to convert a script in to escaped form.

How to Convert HTML/Java Script code in to Escaped Characters

You can simply parse a script in to escaped format by following the changes given below.
  • < must be changed with  &lt;

  • > should be changed with &gt;

  • should be changed with &quot;
In case if the script is too big to convert manually, you can use any tools which convert a Java script or HTML script in to escaped version. The following links will help you to convert normal HTML and JavaScript codes in to Escaped Characters automatically.

Showing JavaScript and HTML codes in plain text format will be useful for the readers compared to give them codes in image format. It will reduce the time of readers to apply the codes to their blogspot template by just copy and paste it directly from our tutorial. In the same way if you are looking for a way to improve your blogger  traffic by optimizing the template, follow the link below.
How to Optimize Blogger Page Title by tweaking Blogger Template

If you are looking for a way to reverse the order of blog posts arranged in blogger, follow the link below.
 How to Show Last Blog Articles First on Blogger 

You might be curious to know the AdSense potential of your website. To learn the actual earning potential of your website you should find the CPC value of it. To calculate it correctly click on the link below.
 How to Calculate CPC of AdSense Ads Shown on Your Blog

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Either you Specified a Destination Address that is not Valid or Remote Server is Down

"Error 769: Either you specified a destination address that is not valid, or your remote server is down" is a failure message you may receive when you are trying to go online using a PPPoE connection. According to Microsoft support this problem may occur if the network adapter installed on your computer is not turned on. There is another alert sharing the same error code 769. Both of them are related to PPPoE. Though the message displayed by them are different, solution to fix them are same. This tutorial explains all possible troubleshooting steps to fix this issue.

  1. Quick Fix

    As mentioned above, to fix Error 769: Either you specified a destination address that is not valid, or your remote server is down, we need to follow the troubleshooting steps provided in the link below. Though it is a different error message, the solution for both error messages is same.
    How to Resolve Code 769

  2. If the modem is configured in PPPoE, you should not configure Internet access in PPPoE on your computer. It is because your computer cannot find PPPoE server when the modem is already configured in PPPoE and that may give you the error message Either you specified a destination address that is not valid, or your remote server is down. To check how the modem is configured, follow the link below.
    How to Setup Teracom Wireless Modem

  3. There are some tweaks on your computer which can improve the Internet speed irrespective of the connection type you are using. To learn some of these tweaks, follow the link below.
    How to Increase Internet and Download Speed

  4. If your computer is not getting proper IP address, Windows may assign APIPA. Since APIPA is not a valid IP address your computer won't go online. To fix this issue click on the link below.
    How to Troubleshoot APIPA on a Wireless Laptop


If you are seeing this alert while trying to access Internet on your PC, I recommend you to check the status of the adapter. If it is disabled, you must enable it. The below link will help you to perform this step.
Activate NIC On a PC

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The Requested Operation Requires Elevation (Run as Administrator)

If you are trying to access certain files or services, those need the elevated permission as a local administrator, you will receive an error message The requested operation requires elevation(Run as administrator). It is due to the continues efforts of Windows to protect the safety of user computer from unauthorized access to important services and applications by adding an extra layer of security which enforces users to run the application with administrative privileges only. This Windows feature is called User Access Control(UAC) which ensure user is accessing the program/service with necessary administrative rights. The error message you may receive if you are trying to access the application without sufficient administrative rights looks like one below.

Error 769: The Specified Destination is not Reachable

Today morning while connecting my PC to Internet using BSNL modem I received a message 'Error 769: The Specified destination is not reachable' and failed to access Internet. It seems like my computer was trying to connect through WAN miniport using PPPoE but failed to do so. So we can confirm this issue is related to PPPoE connection. This message shows additional buttons Redial, Cancel and More info and we can click on anyone of them. I clicked on redial but received the same failure message.

Possible Reasons for Getting Error 769

The major reason for "Error 769: The specified destination is not reachable" is wrongly configured network connection. If the network connection is configured as PPPoE for DHCP connection (means DHCP server is enabled on Modem), your computer will not be able to find the PPPoE server and you will get this message. Another possible reason is the disabled network card on your PC.
 769: The Specified destination is not reachable

How to Fix Error 769

To fix Error 769: The specified destination is not reachable you should follow the steps below.
  1. Make sure Network Card is enabled:

    To enable Network Card in your computer follow the steps provided in the link below.
    How to Turn On Network Card on Your Laptop

  2. Remove Extra PPPoE

    Remove any PPPoE connection setup in Network Connection (If DHCP is enabled on Modem). There is no need to configure dual PPPoE to go online. If the modem is configured in PPPoE, you should delete all connections you have created on your PC using the username and password provided from ISP.

  3. Make sure Modem is working Properly:

    It is advised to do a power cycle as an additional step to troubleshoot Error 769. To do proper power cycle follow the steps provided in the link below.
    How to Power Cycle a Modem

  4. Reset Winsock: To know how to perform this follow the link below.
    Steps to Reset Winsock on Your Laptop

If you receive error 769 even after completing the steps mentioned above, you are advised to uninstall and reinstall adapter driver on your computer. After uninstall the currently installed software, you must use the latest version downloaded from the vendor website. To do this follow the steps mentioned in the link below.
Uninstall and Update Driver Installed

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How to Reset Windows Socket - Winsock Reset

Winsock is acting as a standard interface between TCP/IP and the network applications installed in Windows. If the Windows Socket (winsock) corrupts you may face issues with network applications installed in your computer. The worst case is your computer may be blocked from accessing Internet. In order to fix this network issues you need to reset winsock. Winsock can be corrupted by the improper installation of any software or by malware infection. It is a supporting article for many of our network troubleshooting guides which include "winsock reset" as one of the troubleshooting steps.