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Entries from March 2008

I’m Having Trouble Adding Images/media to My Posts in WordPress 2.5

March 31st, 2008 · 6 Comments

It seems that there are some issues with the new image/media uploader in WordPress 2.5. The following are some of the issues users have experienced: Upload progress gets “stuck” Upload fails with an HTTP error Upload box does not appear at all If the upload window does appear, images can’t be managed or added I […]

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Installing Ubuntu 7 in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

March 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ubuntu 7 runs great inside of Virtual PC 2007, at least once you get it installed. The installation would turn away most new Linux users since, by default, neither the graphics or mouse work. Not being able to see or interact with the installer is obviously a major issue. With a few simple text commands […]

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Cleanup Vista SP1 Junk Files

March 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cleanup Vista SP1 Junk Files

When you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 on your computer, the SP1 installer will not remove the older versions of Vista files from the hard drive. These older are required if you decide to uninstall SP1. If you are satisfied with the performance of Windows Vista SP1 and don’t plan on removing it, you can […]

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Troubleshooting “Stop 0x0000007B” Error

March 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

When you start your computer, you may receive one of the following error messages: STOP: 0x0000007B (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Setup has encountered a fatal error that prevents it from continuing. Contact your product support representative for assistance. The following status will assist them in diagnosing the problem. (0x4, 0x1, 0, 0) Setup cannot […]

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NVBackup: Freeware Palm Backup

March 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on NVBackup: Freeware Palm Backup

NVBackup is a backup utility for NVFS-based PDAs: Palm T5, LifeDrive, TX, TE2, Treo 650, Treo 700P. Unlike commercial backup utilities that access data via the database cache, this reads data direct out of the flash disk where it is store. This seems to be the best backup utility in terms of restoring the exact state […]

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Fix Your Broken Outlook Personal Folders (PST) File

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fix Your Broken Outlook Personal Folders (PST) File

If you use Outlook and you’ve noticed it being excessively slow or just having errors, you should probably scan and repair your Personal Folders file for any problems. It’s sorta like checkdisk for your email client.

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OpenWithView

March 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on OpenWithView

OpenWithView is a small utility that displays the list of all available applications in the ‘Open With’ dialog-box of Windows, and allows you to easily disable/enable the applications in the list. When application is disabled, it won’t be displayed in the ‘Other Programs’ section of the ‘Open With’ dialog-box.

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Restore the Show Desktop Shortcut on Quick Launch Bar in Windows XP

March 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Quick Launch toolbar (which can be enabled by right-clicking on the taskbar, clicking “Toolbars”, and then clicking “Quick Launch) by default contains a shortcut to instantly minimize all open windows and show the desktop. It is possible to accidentally move or delete this shortcut. If you have accidentally removed the shortcut and want it back, use […]

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Increase the Number of Simultaneous (concurrent) Downloads in Internet Explorer

March 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Increase the Number of Simultaneous (concurrent) Downloads in Internet Explorer

To comply with current Internet standards, Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer 5.5, Internet Explorer 5.01, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003, Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 IA64) limits the number of simultaneous downloads (from the same server) to […]

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PSPad Editor

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

 PSPad is my favorite text editor. I use it for everything from PHP coding to opening unknown file types. MUCH better than Notepad or Wordpad.

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EventID.net Event Viewer Redirection Registry Hack

March 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on EventID.net Event Viewer Redirection Registry Hack

In Windows XP, for most of the events Event Viewer would add at the end the following sentence: “For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.” If one clicks on this link, another window will open with information that will be submitted to the site. The main problem is that in 99% of […]

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