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December 16, 2022 at 6:48 pm in reply to: I have To Boot To The Bios Every Time I Turn My Computer On #2465
If your computer forces you to go to the BIOS every time you turn it on, especially when it’s had the power turned off for a while, that’s because the BIOS battery is not charging.
The BIOS battery is a disk shaped battery that’s about the size of a watch face and is connected to the motherboard inside the computer. The BIOS battery is used to save various BIOS settings while the computer is disconnected from an electricity source (mains power), settings which change over time… such as the computer clock.
Changing the BIOS battery will stop the computer from forcing you to boot into the BIOS each time you start the computer.November 15, 2022 at 9:30 am in reply to: Insufficient Memory – XCOPY #2461
An Explanation Of The 255 Character Limit
I thought I might do a follow up post explaining XCOPY’s 255 character limit that results in the Insufficient memory error. The following file path has 24 characters:
This is because “C:\” has 3 characters:
C : \
1 2 3
“Folder\” has 7 characters:
F o l d e r \
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
An example of a directory that’s over 255 characters that would trigger XCOPY to report that there’s insufficent memory is:
The above file path has 259 characters and therefore cannot be copied with XCOPY and will return an Insufficient memory error.May 31, 2018 at 4:03 pm in reply to: Office 2000 Keeps Asking For The CD #2372
I installed Office 2000 with the disk and couldn’t find the MSI. So I ran the following against the setup.exe:
This seems to have done a per machine install because when I ran it without ALLUSERS=1, it asked me for a username… Looks promising.April 27, 2018 at 7:26 am in reply to: Current Processor Architecture is X86. The Module Requires AMD64 – PowerShell #2360
Is this some c# code you’re writing or something?
I’m not much of a programmer, but maybe you could look up compiler options for Amd64 architecture, or see if there’s a 64bit object you can create and use? Or perhaps you can call the ise and run it through that?
I’d love to know what you are trying to achieve 😀March 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm in reply to: InstallScript Setup Launcher Unicode Has Stopped Working #2338
Some computers didn’t work with compatibility mode (others with the InstallScript Setup Launcher Unicode has stopped working error did). I found that since the InstallScript Setup Launcher error occurred while doing the prescan, turning prescan off seemed to work.February 21, 2018 at 10:26 am in reply to: Office 2000 Keeps Asking For The CD #2327
I’ve tested option one, and it seems to show a different user interface when you launch the installer this way. It removes the option to enter a user name, which I think looks promising.
UPDATE: After the install completed with the /ALLUSERS=1 parameter, it hadn’t finished installing Office. Instead, it seems to have created an install at the location I specified. I then ran setup.exe from this location. Hopefully this will work.December 4, 2017 at 9:16 am in reply to: How To Find Out What Ports Are Already In Use #2286
❗ Note: vCenter uses port 88, which seems to be a common issue causing the TCP ports required by Active Directory Domain Services are already in use on this computer error. Otherwise, as stated above, you can find out what port is used using the netstat command.November 28, 2017 at 9:42 am in reply to: Stuck On Installing NVidia Share – GForce Experience #2278
I see that others on the internet managed to stop their GeForce Experience software from getting stuck installing updates by running it as Administrator, but I managed to fix mine by restarting the computer. I say fix, actually the driver still doesn’t work. Seems like even updating it manually by downloading the driver from the internet doesn’t work. 🙁November 28, 2017 at 9:26 am in reply to: Unknown Device USB\VID_8087&PID_0A2B&REV_0010 #2276
I’ve just got the driver from here: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X399-AORUS-Gaming-7-rev-10#support-dlNovember 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm in reply to: Network Adapter PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A0&SUBSYS_061914E4&REV_03 #2267
I thought I’d be helpful and install the driver in the link I gave. After installing, my network card wasn’t updated, so I went to update it and set it to search my hard drive for an update (prior to installing from the CD there was no driver available), after installing the driver and searching the C: drive, it found a new driver and updated my Network Adapter, so I’d say that link to the driver software is probably the right one.October 27, 2017 at 7:37 am in reply to: A Delegation For This DNS Server Cannot Be Created – Windows Server 2012 R2 #2263
If you get the delegation for this DNS server cannot be created error, you might want to double check that there’s a record for your domain name pointing to the IP address of the server you just promoted to a DC.October 25, 2017 at 8:41 am in reply to: Trend Micro Web Reputation Review #2262
Thought I’d just do an update to my review of Trend Micro’s Web Reputation software.
Basically, after using it for a year and a half, I can quite comfortably say that it’s terrible. It would be adequate for some uses as my former review stated, were it not for the fact that half the time the URL whitelisting system doesn’t work.
I highly DON’T recommend it.October 2, 2017 at 8:12 am in reply to: Unable To Delete / Drop PostgreSQL Database #2252
❗ I didn’t realise that I’d already encountered this problem, so I worked out how to solve it and wrote this article. I just noticed that I’d already wrote an article, but I’ll share what I’d written up because it looks at the problem from a different perspective, shares more info on why the database can’t be deleted and also a different solution.
Here’s how to delete a PostgreSQL database, to get around an annoying message telling you that you cannot drop / delete the database.
First the problem: You open PG Admin, right click the database you want to delete and click drop / delete database. It then gives you an error message saying that the database is in use and there is an active connection. You check for running processes and all you can see is possibly an autovacuum, which you kill and try again. You still cannot delete the database.
You also try deleting the PostgreSQL database using drop database databaseName; which doesn’t work.
The solution: Rather ingeniously PostgreSQL has a clever interface that specifies that you must connect to the database to do things to it, but when you click delete / drop, it doesn’t work because you’re connected to it. Brilliant.
To get around this, create another database (if you don’t already have another database other than the one you want to delete), then restart the PostgreSQL service. Load up PG Admin and WITHOUT CLICKING ON THE DATABASE YOU CANNOT DELETE, click on the database you just created and run the SQL Query interface. Run drop database databaseName; and the database should now be deleted.June 28, 2017 at 10:52 am in reply to: The Letter 'L' (And Other Lines) In PDFs Is Too Thick / Bold #2143
The “Enhance Thin Lines” setting can be found under Edit -> Preferences in the menu.March 14, 2017 at 9:42 am in reply to: SonicWall TZ 400 Keeps Crashing #2114
❗ Update: I have contacted SonicWall support who have suggested that I should update my firmware to the latest as there is no evidence in my SonicWall logs of having crashed. I updated my firmware yesterday and the SonicWall hasn’t crashed since. As before, I’ll message again if it crashes again, otherwise you can assume that this fixed it.