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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 If the modem driver installed on your computer is outdated or not compatible with the OS, you may receive this error message. Let us how how to fix this error.

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.
Click on Start and open Command Prompt

Type mmc devmgmt.msc on Command Prompt and Press enter


This will open Device Manager


2. Access Device Manager from Run window
open Run

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

Type mmc devmgmt.msc and click OK


If Run is not listed in Start menu you can open it by pressing both windows and R ke…

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…

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.
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

If the modem is configured in PPPoE, you should not configure Internet access in PPPoE on you…

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.



How to Fix Error 769 To fix Error 769: The specified destination i…

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.

How to Reset Winsock
Click on StartRun Command Prompt as Administrator: To reset Windows Socket you need to make sure the command prompt runs as administrator. To do this right click on command prompt icon and select "Run as administrator". To learn more about this click on the link below.
You Don't have Administrative Rights to Run the CommandType netsh winsock reset and press e…