April 29, 2008

Restore point in Vista

Problem: How to manage Restore point in Vista

if there is message:
Restore point creation disabled by Group Policy

then go to regedit,
Disable Config

to manage restore space,
go to command prompt, type:
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=1.5GB
check storage space with command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

(thanks to Zeljko)

Interactive logon process initialization has failed

Problem: On Vista there is an error message before login

"Logon process Initialization Failure. Interactive logon process initialization has failed.
Please consult the event log for more details."

Zeljko and this web helped:

go to repair (press F8 immediately after starting and select first choice), then go to command prompt from repair window. The same window can be found via Vista installation DVD.
Then copy

restart and wait a bit.

April 18, 2008

Blue screen appears after booting system

Problem: Various BSD messages appear

PC resets after entering windows, BSD messages: page fault in nonpaged area, irql_not_less_or_equal, 0x0000000A, 0x0000007F, 0x00000050, NTFS.SYS, win32k.sys errors. After chkdsk from restore CD, this message appeard: "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecovable problems."

It worked ok after hdd test tools; from Hiren's, then Hitachi drive fitness test and same one on Ultimate boot cd. Hiren reported bad sectors, and Drive fitness test reported "0x00" report which means a software problem. (0x72 is bad HDD). After scan disk which was ran from repair mode on WIN XP setup CD, it reported errors and repairing. Scan disk was ran once more from Windows, after restart and also reported errors (as swhown on pic). When that same chkdsk was run before all these tests, it just restared the system even though it was booted from WINXP cd and in repair mode. As if these tests helped HDD to get sorted out?!

April 17, 2008

New contacts do not appear in Outlook

Problem: New contact folder is created but it doesn't show in "Show Names from the" drop list

In Microsoft Outlook, in Folder list,

Right click on contacts,


click on Outlook Address Book -

click on box "Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book"

April 14, 2008

Errors 1935 and 2098 when installing Autocad

Problem: Error 1935 and 2098 "An error occurred during the installation" appears

All Net framework must be deinstalled using
.NET Framework cleanup tool

April 12, 2008

CompTIA A+ Certified

certified on March 25th, 2008
CompTIA A+ Essentials + CompTIA A+ 220-602

April 11, 2008

Excel do not show up

Problem: When opening document made in excel, it is not displayed

Symptoms: When shortcut of excel is opened, it is ok. But if any created excel documents are opened, it appears as if document is blocked from opening and nothing appears except toolbar. Document is not in "restore" mode, so maximize can't be done (which is often problem when excel document is not appearing). Also, office is deinstalled and reinstalled - and that didn't help. But when logging as other user (for example administrator, it works ok. This user also had macro button (on pic above it appears as yellow smiley, and when it's clicked on it, document appears!) Removal of that button didn't help. Checking visual basic script settings also didn't helped.

Solution: Since it works from other user, obvious solution was to replace current user with the new one and of course copy back all documents, pst files etc.


Easy and quick solution;

In Excel options -
Tools- Options - General -
uncheck Ignore Other Applications

April 10, 2008

Access Control Panel

Problem: How to open Control Panel via Start-Run?

Start - Run -


the rest of commands:

If there is restriction when opening control panel (and no access to administrative tools) -



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