Posts Tagged ‘error’

Outlook with Goldmine Plugin: Data Error

December 15th, 2010 No comments

If you’re getting the following error message in Outlook, and you have the Goldmine plugin installed, it’s probably the plugin that’s causing it:

Unable to convert ‘System.String’ to ‘System.Int32’

This error occurs when the Goldmine plugin attempts to display invalid data in the Goldnine pane in Outlook. The invalid data could be Null values stored as units or amounts in forecasted sales. You can;

  1. Check for null values for units or amount in forecasted sales: NUMBER1, NUMBER2 fields in CAL table, where RECTYPE = ‘S’
  2. Manually cleanse data by changing the nulls to zeros.


  1. Turn off display of Forecasted Sales in Outlook. Go to Setup GoldMine Plus, Options, uncheck Show Forecasted Sales.


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Microsoft Expression Web: Editing PHP Files

December 9th, 2009 No comments

Ever tried editing php file with Microsoft Expression? I thought I would give Microsoft Expression Web a go recently and was using it to edit some PHP files. Big mistake! I suddenly started getting PHP error messages that the headers had already been sent out, such as:

Cannot send session cache limiter – headers already sent


Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by

Very annoying! I couldn’t spot anything wrong with the files in Notepad or Dreamweaver. I was very confused. So I decided to open the files in my web hosts online text editor. Lo and behold, Expression Web had put some odd characters before the opening PHP tags on a couple of files! I removed the characters in the text editor and now everything is working fine again.

Moral of the story? Microsoft is rubbish!

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Goldmine Installation Error

November 30th, 2009 2 comments

Trying to install Goldmine and getting the error message “another Goldmine installation is already running”? This is a very frustrating but easy to fix problem. All you need to do is make a small change to the registry.

Run regedit (Start> Run> regedit).

Go to HKLM> Software> Frontrange solutions. Delete the folder GMinProgress. Exit regedit.

Retry the installation.

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OWA: Change password error

November 24th, 2009 No comments

Trying to change your password with OWA and getting error: object required? You need to register a dll on the server, follow the instructions found in this Microsoft support article.

If after you’ve done this you’re now getting error number 5, you need to check Integrated Windows authentication in the IIS virtual directory. To do this go to IIS manager> right click on the IISADPWD virtual directory and select properties> select the Directory Security tab> under Authentication and access control click Edit> check the box Integrated Windows authentication.


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Windows 7 Upgrade Error

October 26th, 2009 No comments

Trying to install Windows 7? Are you getting the following error message?

Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation.

When I had this problem it was because Windows 7 creates a 100MB system partition on install. Why it does it I have no idea, but it does. If you don’t have any free space it can’t create the partition and the install fails. The easy way round it is, during the Windows 7 setup, delete the partition and create a new one. This will automatically create the system partition and it will install just fine.

I haven’t yet found out if this error can be solved without deleting the partition (you obviously wouldn’t want to do this if you’re upgrading). One thing you could try is shrinking your main partition in Vista by 100MB or so and then running the setup from boot. If anyone has success with this method please let me know.

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