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Hello Everyone,

I am a new member & have been in IT for about 18 years and just wanted to offer some general advice on troubleshooting computer / network issues. Sometimes we forget the simplest things and start barking up the wrong tree. I read something from Microsoft a few years back that I keep in mind while troubleshooting. It is called the DIP-CD method and goes like this:

1.) DEFINE the problem
2.) ISOLATE the cause
3.) PERFORM the repair
4.) CONFIRM the results
5.) DOCUMENT the solution

To remember this, imagine dipping a CD into chocolate.

If you would like more details about each step, I have a little website setup at:



Thanks,

MarioInDallas, MCSA


 

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Hi, sometimes I think it would be nice if MS help sites used this Mnemonic themselves. One of my favorites from my sales days was CMQSINGER to give a salesman meeting a client for the first time.

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And for a product FAB

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