Archive for March 31, 2015

How to set up / email on Nokia E51

If you have a now quite ancient Nokia Symbian phone such as the E51, you can no longer use “Mail for Exchange” to access your contacts, calendars etc with Gmail (unless you pay); but you still can as of March 2015 with and addresses.

If you try to install Mail for Exchange now, you’ll get a certificate error, so set your clock on the phone back to somewhere around 2010-2012. Then it should install OK.

On the phone just enter the server as and it seems able to work out the exchange server by itself.

I’m not sure if linking Outlook to Google from within actually works. If not, to move from Google to Outlook export your contacts from Google then import them to

MSFTEDIT.DLL corrupt causes many errors.

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve had a tricky repair like this. System came in and it would continuously flash the desktop then a blue screen in a loop of about 1-2Hz. It was possible to start task manager, but tricky to interact with it.

Errors included:

msftedit.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.

System restore fails with error “%1 is not a valid Win32 Application” 0x800700C1

In Safe mode: “Unknown Hard Error.”

The faulty file was size 2,900,992 bytes.

The details tab was devoid of content.

I replaced it with a copy I found on another system in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\1a946a1a7028fc73f13d3f0d25a4dc97\amd64_microsoft-windows-msftedit_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17415_none_c6dbf3ed0aeefff0\msftedit.dll and rebooted. (Had to take ownership and delete the original first, which I did from a USB to SATA adapter but might be possible in safe mode on the same machine.

I don’t know where this corrupt file came from. It didn’t scan as malicious. Was dated 24/9/2014