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19-Jan-2007

STUPID
I found out why Office didn’t work anymore: I deleted all files *.bak from the disk - thinking these are only temporary backup files. And guess what: in the Application Event log I found the error on Word, Excel and Outlook: a file named C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA\opa11.BAK was missing.
Checking on another system, I found that opa11.DAT and opa11.BAK were of the same size - and what would be more logical than to copy opa11.DAT to create another opa11.BAK. And behold: the problem was over.
I can buy that a missing file containing some data can cause an application to fail. But can someone explain me why an application fails because of the absence of a BACKUP oif that file????

Indeed: STUPID

More stupidity
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Of course this “person” is to be excummunicated.
The registration issue
I think I found it: something is missing: a routine called wp-new-user-notification. I scanned the PHP code but couldn’t find this anywhere.
Some PHPSHR trouble
Once in a while, you may expierence an error page with some server error. I know it can happen, it shows up in the log as well:
%HTTPD-W-NOTICED, 19-JAN-2007 21:29:51, CGI:1969, not a strict CGI response
-NOTICED-I-SERVICE, http://www.grootersnet.nl:80
-NOTICED-I-CLIENT, 192.168.0.33
-NOTICED-I-URI, GET (28 bytes) /sysblog/wp-admin/cat-js.php
-NOTICED-I-SCRIPT, /sysblog/wp-admin/cat-js.php sysblog:[wp-admin]cat-js.php (cgi_exe:phpwasd.exe) SYSBLOG:[wp-admin]cat-js.php
-NOTICED-I-CGI, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (62 bytes) %DEBUGBOOT-W-CHN, assign channel system service request failed
-NOTICED-I-RXTX, err:0/0 raw:670/0 net:670/0

I’m not the only one experiencing the problem, it occurs in the HP-manintained PHPSHR.EXE, and I think (hope?) it’s known within HP.

19 January 2007 | System's Logbook | Comments

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