February 27, 2008

Director Player 6.0 - This program requires at least 3 MB of virtual memory

Problem: Old application with quick-time movies cannot start on WinXP

This web source helped:

Right-click on My Computer icon, and select Properties.
Click on the Advanced tab,then select the Settings button within the Performance section.
In the Performance Options window, click on the Advanced tab, and then select the Change button in the Virtual Memory section.
Click the Custom size button...Change the Initial size (MB) setting to 4000Change the Maximum size (MB) setting to 4000

February 15, 2008

Windows Protection Activation

Problem: When entering in XP there is error "A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005"

Activation is not working.
Restart works, but after some time or opening IE, programs start to fail on by one (task manager also). Logging off and entering again in Windows produce Activation error again.

Solution found on Microsoft works:
3. Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console. 4. When you are prompted to do so, type the administrator password. If you have not set an administrator password, press ENTER to continue. 5. Type cd %SystemRoot%\System32, and then press ENTER. 6. Rename the following files by using the REN command. To do so, follow this syntax: REN file_name.extension file_name.old • Wpa.dbl • Pidgen.dll • Actshell.html • Licdll.dll • Regwizc.dll • Licwmi.dll • Wpabaln.exe 7. Type the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive followed by a colon (for example, "D:"), and then press ENTER. 8. Type cd i386, and press ENTER. 9. Type the following commands one at a time. Press ENTER after each command: • expand licwmi.dl_ %systemroot%\system32 • expand regwizc.dl_ %systemroot%\system32 • expand licdll.dl_ %systemroot%\system32 • expand wpabaln.ex_ %systemroot%\system32 • expand wpa.db_ %systemroot%\system32 • expand actshell.ht_ %systemroot%\system32 • copy pidgen.dll %systemroot%\system32 10. Type Exit and press ENTER to restart the computer.

After restart, error message will appear again!
But now, it will be possible to activate Windows.

February 13, 2008

This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

Problem: There is message not allowing Internet properties through IE

Solution: There are various solutions on the net, but in this case, registry fix didn't help and other fixes. Also, microsoft web sites suggest to extraxt Inetcpl.cpl file, but they claim that it is to be found in Windows - System. The real location is Windows - System32. And solution in this case was to copy Inetcpl.cpl and Inetcpl.dll from PC that is working OK (with no restrictions problems). The PC that has problem will ask permission to replace those files- say yes.

February 08, 2008

When installing Windows XP, there is error "no hard disk"

Problem: Asus A8R-MX/DP gives an error message "Setup didnot find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Setup cannot continue."

Drivers should be loaded immediately after instal screen - by pressing F6.
Drivers found on ASUS web site are not good -
ULi SATA/RAID Controller M1575ULi M1575 Chipset Driver V1.0.5.2a for Windows 2000/XP/2003

Right drivers are:
ULi M1573 (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy)O.S. : Windows 2000,Windows XP,Windows XP 64BitULi SATA/RAID Controller M1573

During instalation they will be identified differently, they will appear as:
ULi SATA Controller M5287

February 06, 2008

PC freezes after boot

Problem: PC freezes also in Safe mode

When in normal mode, it freezes just after login, and when HDD is taken to another PC, and scanned for viruses and spyware there is blue screen message Physical memory dumping.
Also other symptoms and diagnosis: Boot CD ERD Commander do not show folders, Windows Instalation CD in repair mode check disk with no problems found, and HDD test is successful.
Solution from the web that helped in this case is to defrag HDD:

1st: you have no choice, you need to restart your pc. 2nd: go to Start Menu->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Defragmenter 3rd: click analyze. it takes time to analyze, so be patient. When it says "you need to defrag this volume" proceed to 4th step. 4th: click defragment. it also takes time to defrag, need more patience here.
When it say memory dumping, your memory can't take anymore the error of your hard disk. The volume of your hard disk is messing up. The volume need to be fix. You won't let your memory card suffer from all errors inside your hard disk don't you? This error won't show up again if you defrag your hard disk once a week or twice a month.
If the error still occur even you maintain to defrag your hard disk, Oh men you need to add an additional memory card because your memory is insufficient. "can't handle large programs"

How to print bigger picture?

Problem: When printing picture from ACD see (6), image is either cropped or smaller than original scanned image


File - Print image - (portion of picture that is outside of print area will appear red in preview) - Page settings tab -

then write in Margins tab: 10

instead of default value 25.40

February 05, 2008

No network traffic, failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection

Problem: Onboard network card is enabled but there is no IP

Tried Winsockfix, renaming inf, registry, removing AV etc.. nothing helped-

except workaround - to instal another network card!

February 04, 2008

Award BIOS password

Problem: Bypass for unknown BIOS password for Award