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Friday, July 31, 2009

afd.sys cause Blue Screen

After windows 7 installation was added to the domain, i often keep getting the BSOD on the AFD.SYS file. My windows firewall was on, but trying with it off. I also find that having the wireless network card enabled also produced blue screens.

This issue that afd.sys cause blue screen occurred on my Windows 7 x86 and Win 7 x64. Asus P5KC MB, 4GB Ram, Intel CPU E6750 Duo.

Here is how to fix the issus. Solved it for me.
1.Disable my onboard NIC (Atheros).
2.Used Broadcom PCI-E NIC. .

Or you can try to use different hardware.

comp idles when Internet signal drops

My computer running the Windows 7 7600 32 Bit OS, and its processor is AMD Athlon(tm) 64 x 2 Dual Core 4800+ 2.5ghz with 2.00 GB Ram.
I want to prevent internet dropping while I'm away from the computer. How can i do? Everything is fine while im on the computer and surfing the web, etc...

You should go to hardware, and find your networkcard with rightclick. Then choose properties, and go to energy tab, set "can save power" option off. Good luck for you.

internet sharing problem

I can not share an internet between two laptops running windows 7 with any ethernet router at the moment. And I try to connect to internet by a 3G modem which connected via USB.

There is no chance when I have tried giving them specific IP adresses. I I saw two network connection which says "Home Network" and ethernet connections seems as "Unidentified network". Whenever I assing IP's manually, I can manage to get Home network but no internet connection, even I shared it on the network settings or even internet settings.

I think it's your set up or your ISP is? Are you want to share a 3G like cell phone?

connected but No internet access

My computer run windows 7. It connect to the internet over company LAN with static IP and manualy inserted DNS.
The internet connection is OK. When I put the cursor over the connection icon in tray. I get the the message: " No internet access".

When I send a document to the network printer, configured as IP/TCP device, the yelow triangle disappears and if I move the cursor over the connection icon, it says: Internet acces.

Reset IE8 to solve issues

I had worked with IE8 a few hours on windows 7. When executing IE it flickers for a sec like its going to open then closes. I do not how to fix the issues. There is No application errors or clues in the Event Viewer either. Anyone can help appreciated?

Resetting Internet Explorer 8 may help you to fix it.
1.Open Internet Explorer, Click on Tools and Internet Options.
2.Click on the Advanced tab, and then the Reset button.
3.If you wanted to delete your personal settings, you can check the "Delete personal settings " box as well.
4.Click on the Reset button, Then Click on the Close button.
5. Click on OK and Close Internet Explorer.

It will take effect the next time you open Internet Explorer 8.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Windows 7 taskbar and Icons missing

I have installed Windows 7 . After noe days the launch icons of Internet explorer, Media Player and Explorer are missing,It is a empty taskbar.
Anyone help me?

You can reinstall windows 7 or restore it to a previous state. It can fix the problem.

Change Font Size

1. Right click anywhere on your Desktop.

2. From the context menu, select Properties, and .

3. From the Display Properties window, Select the "Appearance" tab by clicking on it once.

4. Select the "Active Title Bar" from the "Item:" drop down list.

5. Adjust the font size, color, bold, or italics using the selectors to the right of the font box.

6. Click Apply to see how things will look, then OK to put the Display Properties dialog box away.

change the windows7 basic theme colour

I want to change the windows 7 basic theme colour, and can black borders on window edges and taskbar. Is it possible to do?

Of course, it's possible.
But it requires a whole lot of hacking and custom graphics. basically. You need to create an entire .msstyles file to replace the current one.
Let's wait for it.

restore the original icon for DLL. files

I tried using the Set associations from Control Panel in windows 7, but it point me to another application , not the "unknown"...

You can copy the follow context to save as Default_DLL.reg file. This registry file will do the trick. I think you will also have the original "gears"for DLL files....

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"



@="Application Extension"






the cheapest way to buy Windows 7?

On October 22 Microsoft will offer time-limited half-price preorders of Windows 7 . In the US, this half-price offer has expired.
Under this deal, a Home Premium upgrade was $50 USD, and a Professional upgrade was $100 USD. If you missed out on this deal, Microsoft has confirmed that it is offering a "Family Pack" for Home Premium in "select markets".
The Family Pack will offer 3 Home Premium upgrade licenses for around $150 USD.

check the SHA-1 hashes for RTM

What are the SHA-1 hashes for RTM? According to a Microsoft, the SHA-1 hashes and filenames for Windows 7 English are (in sha1sum format):

; Windows 7 Retail Ultimate E English (x64)
029dccedd7691206010f84ce58343405a4da92c9 *7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_cliente_en-us_Retail_UltimateE-GRMCEULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso
; Windows 7 Retail Ultimate English (x64)
326327cc2ff9f05379f5058c41be6bc5e004baa7 *7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso

; Windows 7 Retail Ultimate English (x86)
5395dc4b38f7bdb1e005ff414deedfdb16dbf610 *7600.16385.090713-1255_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
; Windows 7 Retail Ultimate E English (x86)
bc10f09b86dcbaf35b31b0e6fba7d006acaad28d *7600.16385.090713-1255_x86fre_cliente_en-us_Retail_UltimateE-GRMCEULFRER_EN_DVD.iso

users can use HashCheck for checking hashes.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

remove soundcard then No sound

I had installed windows 7, but did not install the soundcard driver.My sound with onboard was working.
Then i installed an emu 0404 soundcard, because my sound stuttert.After installtion fnisish sound stopped. So I removed the Emu after problems.It's No sound now. Any one help me?

How to solve it?
The best thing to do IMO is to uninstall all sound devices in 'Device Manager'.
Then scan for hardware changes. This will force Windows to re-configure and if need be, download from Windows Update and install the sound card. This will also set all defaults to the newly installed (old ) sound device.

Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

What are Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7? They consists of some applications providing touch capabilities and casual games.
Let us take a closer look at it.
1.Microsoft Surface Globe pretty much puts the whole world in your hands.
2.Microsoft Surface Collage: Take your favorite digital photos and arrange and resize them using only your fingertips.
3.Microsoft Surface Lagoon: it's a a screensaver. You can interact with using multi-touch.
4.Solve a puzzle game of physics, called Microsoft Blackboard: Creating a nifty machine on a virtual blackboard.
5.Microsoft Rebound: Use your fingers to propel a ball and annihilate your opponent.
6.Microsoft Garden Pond: you can guide your origami creations to peaceful areas on the pond or direct them with gestures to complete goals that have been set for you.

Yammm another Media Manager application

Yammm is another Media Manager application. Its full name call Yet Another Media Meta Manager.
Yammm downloads meta information and images about all sorts of movie files on your HD. The tool will also create meta information for matching movies in any combinations of mymovies, dvdid and\or nfo (xbmc).

Download YammmSetup.msi file from this link:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Delete windows.old folder by Disk Cleanup

I've upgraded to windows 7 RC from the beta . And I found that a windows.old folder created.
Inside the folder i was able to delete all the files, but I am not able to delete the windows.old folder.It get a message "You require permission from administrators to make changes to this file".

But I'm an administrator and had all possible rights and ownership of the folder.How can I delete this folder?

You can use Disk Cleanup . The Disk Cleanup exe file is located at C:WindowsSystem32cleanmgr.exe.
You can check the Files discarded by Windows upgrade option to remove the Windows.old folder.
Issue solved.

Windows Cannot Setup HomeGroup on This Computer error

I have two computers running Windows 7. I need to set up the homeGroup.
But My Dell Dimension 4700 displays the error message "Windows Cannot Setup HomeGroup on This Computer". Then I run the HomeGroup and the networking troubleshooter.
I had setted file and printer sharing on, and share off password protected . And I adjusted both machinge with the settings. It still can not.....

I updated the firmware in my D-Link router. but that killed it. reset would not work so $130 later my new Linksys router solved the problem.
The problem turned out to be the router.

The HomeGroup was joined immediately.

Solved MS Lifecam VX-3000 driver

1. Download the Windows 7 Lifecam Drivers from the link:

2. Then install it.After installation is finished,you should have your USB Camera plugged in.

3.When compatibility issue coming up, cancel everything and go to device manager.

4. Right click computer -> Manage -> Device Manager
under imaging devices your webcam but with a yellow sign on it.
Right click it and go to update driver software

5. Click Browse your computer... and then click let me choose... there should be a button saying "Have Disk", Click on this and click on browse:

LifeCam edit\setup\microsoft lifecam\driver64\vx3000

6. There should be a vx3000.inf file there, open this and click ok, you should see the driver listed, click ok and you will be asked if you want to install this driver warning by Windows, click Install Anyway and another compatibility error will come up, ignore this.

7. Now everything is working fine.

Intel driver for GMA 500 graphics released

A new Intel driver for GMA 500 graphics has been released for the Sony Vaio P. But the New driver Works only under Vista and Windows 7, without windows XP.

install Canon MP780 driver

I have tried running the Canon MP780 driver installer as Admin, without UAC, and in compatibility mode, But my Canon MP780 can not install correctly on Windows 7 x64.

Solved my Canon MP780 Printer problem.......You try another USB port! Plugged the printer and the driver files downloaded from the internet and all was well.

I found that windows 7 had already installed a mp780fax driver

1. Choose " add a local printer" then in "use an existing port" drop down menu, choose one of your "virtual USB ports".

2. Click windows update and wait.

I guarantee their is a canon MP780 printer driver

Litestep support for Windows 7

The latest 0.25.0 "Alpha" build Litestep showed improved support for windows 7.
It's an alt shell, i can't imagine it working perfectly right away, but i also imagine the developers are working on it

Office 2007 save as pdf fails

Every time I try to save a document as pdf in Windows 7, Office 2007 fails .It says " Failed to export file to pdf due to unknown error." I have the latest updates for Office 2007 SP2 and tried setting permissions, saving to different folders. how can i do?
You can get this tool( 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS ) at the link:
Office 2007 will Work like a charm.

Helo, It turns out it was Kaspersky antivirus beta. When I disabled Kaspersky, it worked fine.
But I have yet to find out how to make it work without disabling Kaspersky.

Windows 7 Fish on my desktop.

After installing Windows 7 Beta on my computer, i find a fish swimming on my desktop.
But not just any fish, its a Siamese fighting fish.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

fix for crashing Windows Installer errors

Today windows installer ceash errors.I can not install or uninstall many MSi packages programs on Windows 7 computer.

Hereis how to fix it how to fix it
Long story short, you need to delete the registry entries that located inside the following registry key:


Hopefully, this will prevent you from uninstalling and reinstalling in desperation to get things working!

Find the Hidden Themes in Windows 7

In windows 7,there are hidden international themes stored in a super-hidden folder.But how to Access the Hidden Themes?

1.open the following address in Windows Explorer:
2.you will find such as MCT-AU, MCT-CA, MCT-GB, MCT-US, MCT-ZA file under the MCT folder.
3.Now you can add them to the Windows Themes list in the Personalize applet.Enjoy youself!

cod4 get punkbuster errors

I installed cod4, single player works fine, however playing multiplayer, punkbuster gives me 'unknown api function 131134' .I also installed cod5 and i get no errors from punkbuster!! (strange)
Anybody else getting punkbuster errors with cod4 or a possible fix??

NOw I installed COD5 and it works without problems.

Looking at the console when connecting, on cod5 it uses the path:-


COD4 uses:-

C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\pb

Tried alot of things to get this to work but i'am running out of ideas,
I will test some more and update if i find a fix!!

Google Chrome support Windows 7 64 bit

If Chrome doesn't work for you in windows 7, try this:

Right click on your Google Chrome icon then select Properties. Under the shortcut tab you will see Target. The line ends with chrome.exe so just add --in-process-plugins after that.
So the line should look something like this:
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --in-process-plugins
Then save change.

Now run Google Chrome and it should work fine on your Windows 7 64 Bit.

fix youtube videos in IE 8

i need flash player and updated enable javscript what is the problem!!i can view youtube videos in internet explorer 8

There can really be only 3 possibilities:
1) something is wrong with YouTube
2) something is wrong with your cache
3) something is wrong with your Flash

install mysql Error on windows 7 x64

I installed mysql on my windows 7 x64 bit.
After completing the installation,I configure mysql.when I get to the part when I need to execute I recieve the following error: cannot create windows service for mysql error 0
I don't know mysql is support for windows 7 yet. Can you help me.

After installing mysql,you need to run the file "MySQLInstanceConfig.exe" as administrator. run configure wizard as administrator
MySQLInstanceConfig.exe file usually locate at "..MySQLMySQL Server 5.1bin".

Enable Write Caching for Better Performance

Here is How to Enable or Disable Write-Caching for a Storage Device in Windows 7

1. Open the Control Panel as All Items view and click on the Device Manager icon.
2.In Device Manger, double click on Disk drives to expand it, then double click on the listed storage device to enable write caching for.
3. Click on the Polices tab. Under the upper Removal policy section, select Better performance.
4. To Turn Off Windows Write-cache Buffer Flushing on the Device and Click on OK.
6. Click on Yes to to apply and restart the computer .

Create a Automated Task Runs at a Set Time

1.opening All Programs - Accesories - System Tools.Select 'Create Basic Task' from the right hand pane.
2.With the Create Basic Task Wizard opening,for your new task,type a 'Description' and 'Name' and click Next button.
3.Select when run a task and click Next.Select the time and date at which you need to start the task.
4.Choose the action execute from the list then click Next button.
5.Click the executable(exe) file of the programe to run then click Next.
6.Make sure that you've setting information is correctly then click Finish.
7.Now your new task has been created by windows 7.

Backup System Files and User Files

In Windows 7,Open the Control Panel as All Items View. Click on the Backup and Restore icon.
Click on the Set up backup button. It will pop-up this window setted up backup.
Select where you want to save your backup, and click on Next.
Then Select what you need to back up.
Make sure your backup settings are correct.It will start to Backup User and System Files.
When finished, click on the Next button.You will now see the backup progress.

Friday, July 24, 2009

SM bus controller as device manager?

My computer works perfectly.In my device manager I have found SM bus controller under system devices .it has a yellow exclaimation mark next to it.It alters "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)"?

Should I download some drivers for this or will it work without them?
My PC is an Intel Dell if that helps.

Windows 7 should be able to handle most Intel chipsets out of the box. You should Downloadthe intel drivers now and it will install them.

No Sound after instaling new drivers

I was running win7 32 bit fine before with sound before insatlling the 64 bit version all fresh installs.
Now No Sound on Acer m1641 after instaling new drivers !!,
i have the realtek updated drivers that worked fine on the first install.
The ironic thing is that i have the 32 bit win 7 running fine on my hp notebook and it flies!

Do you know the model of the soundcard on the Acer m1641, as I can't find much information on that model.

The type of onboard soundcard you need is here.Try downloading the latest 32 and 64 bit drivers for Windows 7 from here:


AVG Antivirus compatible with Windows 7 x64

I Just need to installthe Antivirus on my Windows 7 x64.What are we all using Antivirus.

ON windows 7,avast is the only one working properly. Because AVG kept shutting off Resident shield and stuff ,so I uninstalled AVG and installed Avast. It's No Problems so far.
Also my other friend use Avast as well without one problem.

For now, I'm just using the Windows Firewall since I'm using a router with a built-in hardware firewall. I have never installed a 3rd party firewall .

Dell Photo printer driver

I Can't get the Dell Photo AIO 944 printer to work in windows 7. It's connected to a desktop and run fine with my wireless home network.
MY friend installed W7RC on her computer can see the computer but can't print to it.
Can you help me to find printer drivers for Dell Printer online.

Hello.In device manager Please right click the printer, select update driver -> manually browse to the driverstore on the Vista partitiuon and it should find and install the drivers from there.

On the other way, you can download correct version Vista drivers from mfr website and ringht click driver setup , select properties and run it in Compatibility mode for Vista.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

assualt on dark athena

I'm currently downloading chronicles of riddick assualt on dark athena
game.I dont know If it can work on windows 7 build or 32 bit or 64 bit?

I am running build 7068 32 bit (x86).There is no crack out and there wont be for a long time

I have it. Played it and works fine on Windows 7 for 5 minutes.

Solve Install msn on windows 7

Here would be to use Windows Live Essentials -> Essentials - Windows Live
You can choose messenger from the installer...
Windows Live Messenger 2009 (build 14 0 8064 206) by hk-47 Torrent,You can select what you require from the installer.
what happens is this, you download the 3 files....
2.you read the readme, install everything, (Apatch is optional, it just deletes the adds and allows u to run more than one msn at once and stuff)
3.then it works how ever you cannot minimize it to the taskbar thingo, but ive figured that out to
4.to minimize it to the task bar thingo, just find the msnsgr.exe thingo (sorry im in a hurry got a SAC to revise for), should be in
> C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger <
then you make it compatible with vista, by rite clicking, properietes and then going to compatibality then yeah, select vista then it will work...

ultramon 3.0.6 Supports Windows 7

ultramon 3.0.6 beta is now available for download and support for Windows 7.
Installed and working no problem. Its taskbar looking proper and Its icons is well.
Using the Windows 7 or Windows 7 Basic themes,ultramon window buttons can work now.To enable them again under UltraMon Options > Buttons and Menu Commands.
If you prefer to use Windows 7's support for dragging maximized windows, you can disable the feature under UltraMon Options > General.

Downloads ultramon 3.0.6 here:
For 32-bit Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000: UltraMon_3.0.6_en_x32.msi 2.48

MBFor 64-bit Windows 7/Vista/XP: UltraMon_3.0.6_en_x64.msi 3.14 MB

Friday, July 3, 2009

install HP OfficeJet Scanner Software

I had detected all necessary drivers in Windows 7 7000 with my HP 5610 Officejet.It can be printed and scaned by Windows Fax and Scan.Also its drivers obviously work fine.
But then I can not install the Vista software from HP's disc.And I don't know how to save scans in .pdf format.How to fix this problem.Help me.

I think you should set comp mode for ALL installation files!
To install sotware from HP cd/dvd files with setup in name only on first folder and under options set them to windows vista compatability .

How to Run it in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7:
1.Right click on the program's shortcut and Click on Properties.
2.Then Click on the Compatibility tab to Run a Program in vista Compatibility Mode.
3.Click on OK to apply the changes.