Solved: Mozy stuck at “Loading Settings…..”

I have been using Mozy for a couple of years now to backup my laptop whenever I am connected to the Internet and it is idle.  I have never had a problem with it.  But for some reason a few days ago the application would get stuck saying “Loading settings……”  I am running on Windows 7.  I went through a bunch of troubleshooting, but no matter what I did it would still get stuck.  Finally I stumbled across this information, and it solved my problem.  I figured I would share it:

1. Click on Start Button

2. Go to All Programs-> Accessories and right on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator” from context menu.

3. Copy the following and paste it into the command prompt window: netsh winsock reset catalog

 4. Now copy this command into the same window to reset the TCP/IP stack: netsh int ip reset reset.log

5. Reboot

6. Run a Manual Backup

I don’t know why that fixed the issue, but it did.  My backup started to run perfectly after the reboot.

Save Your Precious Data!

Today was my son’s first day of first grade. Like any proud parent, I took a bunch of pictures to document the momentous occasion. Like any digital photographer, I downloaded the pictures to my computer where I have year after year of my life documented in photographs. If you have a digital camera like most other people these days, you also have those priceless photos stored on your home computer. As important as those photos are, they are dangerously close to being lost forever.

All those priceless photos of birthdays, graduations and vacations can be lost in an instant if you have a hard drive failure or virus. A family member could accidentally delete them. Someone could steal your computer. A fire could incinerate your memories, or a tornado could wipe your computer from the face of the earth. Almost all of the possibilities I have described above have happened to people I know. Typically the first question I always ask is: Did you have a backup? Unfortunately many times they did not. What a terrible loss. If they would have only taken some simple steps, the loss could have easily been avoided.

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