Vista Blue Screen of DeathAfter performing some windows updates on a Windows Server 2008 Datacenter box , I restarted the Virtual Machine to find a blue screen of death with the following error
File: \windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe Status: 0XC0000098 Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel is missing, or corrupt.
The machine wouldn’t boot into safe mode , after some more research this kernel file is used in Windows Vista. I copied the file from another Windows Server 2008 Datacenter boxVirtual Machine , and luckily the machine booted fine. Here’s a link to the file http://www.pariswells.com/upload/ntkrnlpa.rar
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WindowsXPIts difficult to tell which version of Windows XP you or someone else is running … Home , Professional or Media Center and if it’s Retail ( Bought in a Box ) , OEM ( Bought with a new computer) or Volume License for large corporations , schools and Microsoft. Here’s a way to find out exactly which version and flavour! Click on Start, then Run Type sysdm.cpl and press enter Under the Registered To Section , there should be a 20 Digit Number The first Group of 5 Numbers Determines the Type of Windows XP , Match your code for your OS Type 55274 : XP Professional 55276 : XP Professional upgrade 55276 : XP Home 55277 : XP Home 55285 : XP Professional 76487 : XP Media Center Edition 2005 76487 : XP Pro Royalty OEM 76487 : XP Pro volume license (with ‘640’ channel ID) The second group of numbers displaus your Version , Match your number for your version Second set: 007 : retail 011 : upgrade OEM : OEM 270 : Volume License 335 : Retail 640 : Volume License 648 : Academic
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Red BlackberryUpon sending an SMS Message an error message is displayed “Short Message Transfer Rejected” with a red cross. This issue is displayed due to an error with the contact number you are trying to send to. E.g. I recently imported some number using Google Sync , and it wiped the first zero off the number. The only way round this is to fix the number in your contact list. Copy the text of the errored text message , delete the message , and recreate a new one with the contact ( with correct number ) and paste the message back
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michaeljacksontourMichael Jackson has just released out his new 23 Day tour at the 02 areana , which sold 450,000 tickets in under 9 Hours!!! Checkout the site for updates on where you can still get tickets or buy them off existing fans! Michael Jackson Live mj_468x601
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blackberry_enterprise_server After wiping a device and updating it to the lastest forware using blackberry desktop manager, the device didn’t register with the blasckberry network. Upon trying to register the device with the BES server a message is displayed “‘acquiring service connection” After a short wait the following is displayed ‘Activation Request Failed – Service Connection Is Unavailable’. This issue is down to the device not being able to connect to the 3G network. Usually confirmed by the top right of the blackberry screen having a lower case gprs instead of capitals ( GPRS ) If your device is definately on a data plan from the provider that supports blackberry and has been working before try this fix Perform a Hard Reset (pull the battery out WITHOUT turning the Blackberry off (VERY IMPORTANT THIS!)) Wait 5 seconds and put the battery back in and wait for the 3-5 mins until the device restarts If this is a new device and you are not sure if your service provider has enabled blackberry support on your data plan give them a call!
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Share Point Sever 2007Upon installing  Sharepoint Server 2007 standard or Enterprise it came up with an error : This program is blocked due to compatibility issues Program Compatibility Assistant Follow the steps: 1. Download and install : Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1 32 Bit Version or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 64 bit Version Depending on your Server install 2. Download : 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1 (SP1) Copy it to c:\temp folder. 3. Extract this exe. To do so, run this command from command prompt: c:\temp\Officeserver2007sp1-kb936984-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:c:\temp1 This extracts the installation contents into folder c:\temp1 <– For 32 Bit c:\temp\officeserver2007sp1-kb936984-x64-fullfile-en-us /extract:c:\temp1 This extracts the installation contents into folder c:\temp1 <– For 64 Bit Copy the Contents of the Sharepoint Server 2007 Installation Files to C:\SharepointServer2007\ 4. Copy all the contents of c:\temp1 into “C:\SharepointServer2007\(x86 or x64)\Updates” 5. Run Setup .exe again
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gmail_blackberry If you set up a user on Google Apps or Gmail and link it to their Blackberry Internet Services the user will get a copy of each sent item in their inbox. This can get frustrating however never fear , there is a simple fix. Luckily Blackberry Internet Services comes with a filter for incoming messages Log into your BIS account through any one of these links depending on your provider T-Mobile: BlackBerry Internet Service Tmobile (U.K) Vodafone :Blackberry Internet Services Vodafone UK Orange :Blackberry Internet Services Orange UK O2 : Blackberry Internet Services 02 UK Log in with your username and password , if you already haven’t done this you can create a new account using your Devices Pin ( Found in  Options then Status ) Select the Gmail or Google Apps Email Account from the list , and select the filters button blackberryfilters Edit the filter options below to discard any messages from yourself Blackberry Filter Save and your done!
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Unfortunately last month I came back to my Vauxhall Astra MK4 only to find out someone had reversed into it with a tow bar. Upon inital upset I found a new replacment bumper for my ASTRA MK4 on ebay in my exact colour ( Matt Black ) for £30 ( £45 Inc Delivery ). This wasn’t too bad I thought as my other bumper did have some wear and tear! After I recieved the bumper my next task was to swap the bumpers .. easier said then done. Luckily I found an online guide here Here goes my Guide ( Click on pictures to get a larger version ) : Tools : No.20 Torx Bit ae978ca7-a604-4156-a111-b3e4efe3b5ba_3001Small Flat Screw driver screwdriver-11Long Nose Pliers Long Nose Pliers Step 1 Astra MK4 Wheel ArchUsing the Torx 20 Screw Driver , Under 2 Screws on inside the right and lef wheel arch as shown via the picture. If difficultly getting the screwdriver in  , turn the stearting to full right and left lock depending on the side torxscrewinarch
Under the Bonnect of Vauxhall Astra Mk4
Step 2 Get undernearth the bottom of your bonnet. You are looking for 3 Clips as shownVauxhall Astra MK4 Bumper Clips. Use the flat head screwdriver to leaver the top of the pin out, after this has come out , Pull the rest of the pin out with the long nose pliers. After these have been removed , gently  pull the sides away of the wing’s of the bumper as shown to loosen themPull Bumper Away Step 3 Open the car bonnet ( Leaver by the side of the driver footwell! ) and find 2 more clips on the top of it. Use the screwdriver again to leaver out the top of the pin, then use the long nose pliers to pull out the whole pin. Once these are out you can gently pull away at the side and the front and the bumper should come right off!
Removing clips on Vauxhall Astra

Removing clips on Vauxhall Astra

Things to remember to take off your old Bumper! – Number Plate , Tow Bar Cover , Metal Clips for Screws
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WMV Iconhuge-right-arrow11FLV After capturing a video on a standard straight to DVD video camera ,The file was encoded with ASF ( Advanced Streaming Format ) ,I wanted to stream this on the internet. The obvious format would be a FLV file streamed using a flash player. The main program I use to convert files to FLV is a free program called “Riva FLV Encoder 2.0” . This does not support WMV files :(. I needed to convert the WMV into an AVI , This can be done using a previous version of Virtual Dub (1.3 due to a Microsoft Legal Case in which WMV support for virtual Dub was stopped due to Microsoft owning the codec Error Message : ASF files are not supported) Download Virtual Dub 1.3 After importing the file into Virtual Dub 1.3 , It produced an Error “ASF: Illegal Object Fragment flags 0a in packet at 14c0 packing size = 1f40, pp =12,  send time: 0:00” After more research someone has written a Virtual Dub Plugin for WMV support for the latest version of Virtual Dub ( 1.9.0 ). You can download this WMV plugin by fccHandler Here and follow the readme for installation.  However this still produced errors when trying to reencode to AVI To file the WMV (ASF File ) I used a tool called ASF Tools 3.1 I ran a Basic Repair on the WMV then Re-Encoded it. To do this you will need to download and install: Download and Install Windows Media Encoder 7.1 – wmencoder71.exe Install this MPEG4 codec : http://www.divx-digest.com/software/mpeg4codec.html I then open the fixed WMV with Virtual Dub , set : Audio : Direct Stream Copy Video : Direct Stream Copy Then File , Save As AVI. This can then be converted with Riva FLV Encoder 2.0
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Spotify Portable

spotify Well I’ve seen the future of on-line music and its one of those things that will revolutionise the industry.A huge selection of On-Demand music anywhere, hosted in the Cloud, Custom Playlists that follow you anywhere as well as the ability to share with your friends and the icing on the cake, supporting the artist through the same adverts as a radio. I know last.fm has offered this service for a while, but Spotify have simplified the process for your average user who just want Music now with the same clean look and speed of Itunes! After plugging this software to as many people as possible I have found this software can be turned portable. Spotify upon installation installs 2 files to C:\Program Files\Spotify “Spotify.exe” and “Uninstall.exe” Grab a new usb memory stick , Copy the Spotify.exe to the memory stick, Plug into a computer at Work, School, University and Internet Cafe, Login with your Spotify details , and your off again!
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