Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fix Computer Continuously Rebooting After XP SP3 is installed

Stop Error 0x0000007E After SP3 is installed

I've had a few computers that will not boot correctly after I've installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 on them. The computer finishes the install and then prompts for a reboot. The computer will start to reboot then give a BSOD Stop Error for a second and reboot again. This process will continue unless the computer is started in Safe Mode. In Safe mode the computer boots correctly and everything seems fine.

This problem only appears on some systems after upgrading to SP3. This particular problem on systems that have been prepared with SysPrep. The sysprep image was created on an Intel based computer, and then the sysprep image is deployed on a Non-Intel system such as an AMD processor. In these cases, the registry entry for Intelppm is incorrectly set and causes the computer to go into a continuous reboot after the service pack has installed

How Can I Solve This Problem?

Follow these steps to resolve this issue with the computer not booting correctly after SP3 is installed.

1) Start your computer in Safe Mode.

2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter. This will open the Registry Editor.

3) Click the pluses(+) next to the following registry keys to navigate to the correct spot.

* CurrentControlSet
* Services
* Intelppm

4) In the right hand column find the entry titled START and double-click on it

5) Change the number to 4 and click Ok

6) Close the Registry Editor

7) Shut down your computer and restart

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How To fix a missing file in WindowsXP

if you see this following message on windows startup
windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the orginal setup CD-rom.
Selet "r" a the first sreen to start repair

It very easy to fix the problem.
do not format your partition or install Windows XP. Just follow my instruction

1. Boot up from the WindowsXP CD (use the original instead the slipstream version).
2. in the screen "Welcome to Setup" press R to start the Recovery Console > press "R"
3. enter number to select your WindowsXP installed drive >press Enter.
4. enter Administrator password >press Enter
5. you will see command promt "c:\windows>" then type the command like bellow
6. c:\windows>cd \system32\config\ >press Enter
c:\windows\system32\config>del system press Enter
c:\windows\system32\config>del software press Enter
c:\windows\system32\config>del sam press Enter
c:\windows\system32\config>del security press Enter
c:\windows\system32\config>del default press Enter
c:\windows\system32\config>cd .. press Enter
c:\windows\system32>cd .. press Enter
c:\windows>cd repair press Enter
c:\windows\repair> copy system c:\windows\system32\config press Enter
c:\windows\repair> copy software c:\windows\system32\config press Enter
c:\windows\repair> copy sam c:\windows\system32\config press Enter
c:\windows\repair> copy security c:\windows\system32\config press Enter
c:\windows\repair> copy default c:\windows\system32\config press Enter
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How To Keep RAM always free

Sometime when we close some program Explorer does not immediate unload DLL files from the memory. The DLL files still resident in the memory for a while and do not let the another application to use the memory in their position.I will guide you to unload them from the memory as fast as we close the application to make the memory always free.

follow these step :
1. Nevigate to start>RUN>Type regedit>OK
2.Browse the register editor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer
3.Create a new DWORD Value and define its name to AlwaysUnloadDLL then enter 1 into the value box.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Restore Your Computer

The Last Known Good Configuration feature restores registry information and driver settings that were in effect the last time the computer started successfully.  Use the Last Known Good Configuration feature when you cannot start Windows after you make a change to your computer, or when you suspect that a change that you just made may cause a problem.  For example, you can use this feature if you cannot start Windows after you install a new driver for your video adapter, or if you installed an incorrect driver and have not yet restarted your computer.

Restore Your Computer to It’s Last Know Good Configuration

  1. Restart or turn on the computer.
  2. As soon as the computer begins booting up start Pressing F8 on your keyboard repeatedly.
  3. An Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.

  4. Use the keyboard arrows to select Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) and then press Enter.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Increase Virtual Memory ( Paging File Size Setting ) in Windows XP – 2000 – Vista

If your computer or laptop is very slow, maybe the problem is about  your virtual memory or the paging file , just what  i experienced a while ago in my laptop running on windows XP.

If you noticed an error message like “Your system is low on virtual memory” then this means that maybe you are running out of space on your hardisk and the paging file setting in your computer is too high for the available space in your hardrive ( freeing space on hardrive will fixed this) or maybe you have enough space in your hardrive but the paging file size setting is too low (to fix this just increase virtual memory setting).

In order to avoid this error “Your system is low on virtual memory” and also for windows to run properly my first suggestion is to upgrade your RAM, Why upgrade RAM ? Why not just increase virtual memory size setting?  Because RAM is the root cause  of this error and to tweak or to increase virtual memory is only your second option.  Are you confuse? lol, let’s talk about what the virtual memory is  and how can we increase or tweak it to  recommended page file size.

What is virtual memory ?

Virtual memory also known swap file or page file is simulated RAM.  When your PC have used up all your RAM, your computer will shift data to an empty space on the hard drive.  Meaning your hardisk will act as if a temporary RAM or memory to store data. When your computer starts to use the virtual memory, this is the time that you may experience a slow in your PC’s performance because you cannot effectively use the hardisk as your RAM because obviously retrieving data from the moving head of your hardisk is much slower than retrieving data in electronic memory (Physical RAM). That’s why i suggest to upgrade your RAM instead of tweaking the virtual memory setting.

Recommended Paging File size Setting

The best setting for paging file is to set the initial and maximum size to the same value.  For example, 650 and 650. The value should be at least 1.5 times more than your physical RAM.  For instance, if your PC has 512 MegaByte of RAM then the paging file size should be…

1.5 x 512 = 768

How to increase Virtual Memory in Windows XP

1. Open System in Control Panel.

2. Click on the Advanced tab

Increase virtual memory windows xp , Windows 2000 , Windows Vista

3. Under Performance tab, Click on  Settings button

4. Look for the Virtual Memory on the Performance Options  box then click Change

5. Click Custom to change the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size.

6.  Click Set and then Ok.

How to Increase Virtual Memory in Windows 2000

If your OS is Windows 2000 then here’s the guide.  I can’t provide you with image because my laptop is running on Windows XP.   Hope this help.

1.  Open System in Control Panel.

2. On the Advanced tab, then click Performance Options,  then go to  Virtual memory and click Change.

3. In the Drive list, click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

4. Under Paging file size for selected drive, type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB)

How to Increase Virtual Memory in Windows Vista

If your OS is Windows Vista then here’s the guide.  Again,  I can’t provide you with image because my laptop is running on Windows XP.   Hope this help.

1. Open System,  click the Start button ->  click Control Panel -> click System and Maintenance -> clicking System.

2. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.

3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

4. Click the Advanced tab -> under Virtual memory -> click Change.

5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.

6. Under Drive or Volume Label -> click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

7. Click Custom size -> Enter the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB) box -> click Set -> Finally, click OK.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Stop Malware From Harming Your Computer - Remove Malware Tips

Google malware big issueImage by Mathieu Ramage via Flickr

If you appetite to apperceive how to stop malware, this commodity can help! Has your computer been acting awe-inspiring lately? Don't get mad - get even! Apperceive that accepted absurdity messages, apathetic active speeds, boundless pop-ups, massive spam emails, phishing attempts, hoax alerts, accident of abstracts and added aberrant behavior are all bright signs of infections from malware.

Malware is a alloy of two words: awful and software. It is software accurately advised to access or accident a computer arrangement after your ability or consent. It is frequently referred to as a computer virus because it contaminates your computer with programs that appear in abounding altered forms such as backbiting adware, Trojan horses, spyware, worms, bacilli and crimeware.

Not aloof annoying anymore, malware is the best accepted alleyway for abyss beeline to you via the Internet. According to analysis done by F-Secure, a all-around baton in accouterment internet security, the allowance are aerial this year that you will be a victim of character theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada and the United States.

Now that we apperceive what's out there - we don't accept to booty it anymore! Here are some aegis tips so that you can abstain actuality at the benevolence of all those bedraggled tricks and the abhorrence and annoyance they account us.

Prepare a Plan: Think about how and you use the internet. How abounding computers do you use? Does anniversary computer accept aegis from malware? Did you apperceive sometimes it's all-important to install and use added than one product?

Arm Yourself: Ensure that you accept adapted Internet aegis software installed on your computer. You can acquirement aegis programs for your computer but there are additionally accomplished chargeless virus aegis and malware abatement programs accessible online.

Resist Temptation: Don't abatement for pop-up ads that affiance chargeless money or products! Don't bang on any pop-up ads that acquaint you your computer is infected. Don't bang on links in emails. Delete any accessories from alien senders. Be agnostic and don't download chargeless screensavers, books and programs - they usually appear with strings attached.

Strike back: If you doubtable your computer is adulterated with malware, anon stop all your shopping, cyberbanking and added online activities that absorb user names, passwords and added acute claimed advice and run a complete browse on your computer. Turn off your wireless adapter back you're not application it. Back up important files and encrypt claimed information. Choose passwords accessible abundant for you to bethink that can't be calmly ample out by added people. Change your passwords frequently.

Twist the screw: Block pop-ups. Install a Firewall. Keep your operating arrangement updated. Browse your computer daily. Create a "throw-away" email to use for registrations, forums and purchases. Back you annals on a website, acquisition the aloofness action area so that you can block exceptionable emails.

Use accepted sense: Alike with all these aces aegis programs installed on your computer, it's still accessible that you will be attacked by new forms of malware. Some malware can alike couch abysmal in your computer's arrangement and run baleful bashful and invisible. Don't be lazy, set abreast time to reformat and reinstall your arrangement every distinct time you get a malware infection.

That'll advise 'em: The final irony of this accomplished bearings is that Internet aegis experts will consistently be at war with malware. Greedy cybercriminals are consistently one footfall ahead, inventing able new methods to abduct your claimed data. Stop the new beachcomber of computer abyss from demography over the internet by not authoritative it accessible for them!

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Google Chrome Tips And Tricks

Google ChromeImage via Wikipedia

Search from URL bar

Chrome does not have a search bar like Firefox. To perform search in Chrome, simply type search phrase in URL bar and hit Enter. Chrome will perform a Google research for your phrase.

Change omnibox suggestion count

By default Chrome shows 5 URL suggestions when you type a URL.

In Windows right click on Chrome shortcut icon and select properties. In the Target field, add this command line switch to the end of command.


Change Chrome Theme

If you want to change the Chrome default theme to personalize it more, here are easy steps to change Chrome theme

Download a Chrome theme

Extract the default.dll file

Navigate to Chrome installation directory and go to /Application/Chrome/Version/Theme folder. The chrome version will be in the form of Replace the default.dll file in the folder with the default.dll that you extracted.

This will change Chrome theme.

Download Youtube video in Chrome

This tip will allow you to download a youtube video in Chrome without using any additional software or file. In the Chrome press “Ctrl+B” which will load the bookmark bar. Right click on bar and click “Add Page”. In the name bar type Youtube Videos or whatever you want to name it. In the URL field copy and paste following code.

javascript:window.location.href=’http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=’ + swfArgs['video_id'] + “&l=” + swfArgs['l'] + “&sk=” + swfArgs['sk'] + ‘&fmt_map’ + swfArgs['fmt_map'] + ‘&t=’ + swfArgs['t'];

Now go to Youtube and watch any video, click the Youtube Videos bookmarklet and it will save the video on your computer (remember to add .flv extension to video).

Zoom in/out

If you find the font of text is too big or too small to read, you can adjust it to your liking in Chrome by pressing “Ctrl+Mousewheel”.

Drag and drop a tab to load in a new window

If you have more than one tab, you can drag and drop the tab on menu bar to open it in a new window.

Chrome’s easter egg

The easter egg appears if you type about:internets in the address bar but this only works in XP and not in Vista.

Special “about:” URLs

Chrome has some special about: URLs. Try writing these in address bar.


about: cache

about: crash

about: dns

about: hang

about: histograms

about: network

about: plugins

about: memory

about: stats


Edit any web page

Right click an html page and select “inspect element”. Edit the hetml code and hit return, it will show you the changes you made.

Delete cookies in Chrome

Go to Tools > Options > under the hood. Scroll down to the security section and click show cookies. Now you can click on remove all or remove individual cookies.

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