Recently this month I have been having issues getting my Astra to start first time. It seems the initial Revs where below the 600 RPM needed to keep the car Idle. Sometimes it would be over ( would start ) and sometimes under ( conk out ). One thing I did notice however was when the car did start from Idle , the fans would stay on at full speed even if the car was freezing from the night before! This gradually got worse with the colder weather until I had to call out the trusty RAC to help! Upon further investigation by a professional ! , the Issue was the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor which tells the onboard computer what the engine temperature is so that the optimum driveability is realized while the engine is warming up ( more fuel is added) and when the engine has reached operating temperature the engine is kept in that state ( via the fans ). Upon the disconnection of the cable to the ECT the car would start fine due to the standard amount of fuel being plugged into the engine instead of the wrong fuel injection due to the defective ECT. This was a temporary solution however the ECT (or commonly called the CTS Coolant Tempurature Sensor ) needed replacing as without it the car is put into “Safe Mode” where the fans will run at full speed for the entire time the car is running even with the Key out! This would run down the battery in a matter of hours , so to fix this the only method was to run the car with the ECT disconnected then when parking , reconnect the ECT lead to stop the fans! A new ECT cost me £12 and can be found by googling your car manufaturer and parts and your local area and ringing round to confirm stock! Click for Larger Pictures The ECT is located as on the picture and will have a cable connected to it with a clip on the side that needs to be pushed to release the cable. Once this is released you can unbolt the ECT with a spanner. Careful , if you have just been for a ride , there will be a gush of boiling engine fluid after the ECT is removed. Screw in the new ECTand tighten with spanner. Check your engine coolant water ( the yellow capped container nearest the  windscreen on the right hand side )and top up if needed. Reconnect cable and problem solved for £12!
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WET54G Close Up

WET54G Close Up

Recently after setting up a Linksys Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge WET54G to bridge an Xbox 360 to a wireless network rather than using a Xbox 360 Wireless Card, it randomly lost its configuration. Reconfiguring this device should of been easy , but not when Linksys try and make it hard as possible to get the information out!
  1. Right , so first port of call , hold down the reset button for 30 Seconds to reset to factory configurations
  2. Linksys’ “quick guide” states that you need the CD to start the Configuration Launcher .. Who Keeps CD’s Nowadays?
  3. Try and find the Software on the WET54G Page with My Version 2 Product
  4. Nothing! , Contact Linksys 24/7 Chat Support , After 10 Mins , shows me back to the download Page
  5. After more investigation this is only available on the Version 3 Product Page ??? Here’s the link you need! WET54G_Wizard_2_13.zip
  6. Installed the Configuration Software however if you are doing this remotely for a friend via his Wireless Internet and the Bridge is connected to the Ethernet Port , the software can’t check both ports even if if windows can ping it!
  7. Right , Go to it Manually , its standard IP address is
IP Address : 192.168.1.226 Username : *Don’t Enter one!* Password : admin From here you can fully configure the product and rejoin it to the wireless network!
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Adove Reader Logo

Installing a new version of Adobe Reader e.g. 9 or unistalling an older version can sometimes bring up the Error : Internal error 2753. Updater.api-NON-OPT during installation and not install Adobe Reader .. Useful!! To get round this error Download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility package , install , and open through Start , Program Files , Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Find any old Versions of Adobe Reader in the list and remove them, once this is done , rerun the Adobe installation or un-installation

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Internet Information Services Error ( OWA! )

Internet Information Services Error ( OWA! )

After installing applications on Small Business Server 2008 such as VMware Server 1.08 , This may stop and break IIS 7.  This is usually down to the issue stated here , http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;894435 ( ISS 6 or 7 Does not like running ASP 32bit and 64bit at the Same Time on the 64 bit computer ) In the Event Log it brings up this error The Module DLL C:\Windows\system32\RpcProxy\RpcProxy.dll failed to load with Source: W3SVC-WP The way to fix this problem with Exchange 2007 is Go to Start , Type CMD , then Press CTRL , SHIFT and Enter to open the command prompt with Administrive Rights if not already logged in as administrator Fire off these 2 Commands
  1. cscript %SYSTEMDRIVE%\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 0
  2. %SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i
Restart ISS if needed
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printer-migration

printer-migration

Migrating Printers from One server to the other can be a harmless process and here’s how! First download “Windows Print Migrator 3.1” usually found here if not google it Open the printer migrator on your Old server ( The one you wish to transfer the printers from ) and Select the Action Menu then Backup This will backup all your printers drivers , shares and names etc to a cab file Open the printer migrator on your new server , and Action Menu then Restore. This now replicates the printer setup you had on your old server. All that needs to happen now is the clients need to readd the printers using the new server. This can be automated with this script saved as a .vbs and entered under a group policy for the OU Click on the more to see the code!

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HP’s Proliant ML350 G5 has started shipping with a SATA dvd writer. Upon installation of Windows 2003 Server using the HP SmartStart disks , there is no DVD drive listed in Windows Device Manager , Windows
HP Proliant ML350 G5
Disk Management or under My Computer. This can be resolved by -Shutting down the server -Opening the case and locating the dip switches on the bottom right of the main board
HP Proliant ML350 G5
-Flicking up switch 6  ( Maintenance Switch ) – Powering up the server until it gets to the error screen ” Please put the maintenance switch to the off position” – Power the server off , and as said ” put the maintenance switch to the off position” (Switch 6) – Power up the server and you should have a DVD rom drive again , this is only a temporary fix , HP are aware and should be working on a solution Added****** This is now fixed with Bios : 2008.08.04 (A) 26 Aug 2008 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121586&prodNameId=3279711&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-6d7148a9cb4740d3837fe26303
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Tor Not Working

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After the installation of the Tor project , The tor client would connect however the Tor Network Map stayed blank and followed errors frequent errors of <Path Empty> and failed. This also lead privoxy to display resolving error’s due to tor not connecting. This issue was down to the local clock on the computer being set incorrectly
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Problem with Windows Vista Connecting to Sky Box

To resolve this issue, disable the DHCP BROADCAST flag in Windows Vista. To do this, follow these steps:

1.Click On the Start button, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list. 2.Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters

\Interfaces\{GUID} In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey that corresponds to the network adapter that is connected to the network. 3.On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. 4.In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle, and then press ENTER. 5.Right-click DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle, and then click Modify. 6.In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK. 7.Close Registry Editor.

 

NOTE: You should do this for each and every GUID subkey. NOTE2: (GUID) is a mnemonic for the individual subkeys, the actual text “GUID” does not appaer.

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Windows 2000 Setup Screen

This iso file , enables you to boot off the Windows XP Bootable floppy disks and run the Windows 2000 Registry Repair Tool , created with the help of Jayroo’s Instructions Below ( This is usually brought about by the system crashing or pulling the power early on the system before it has had time to properly shut-down )
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