Monday, February 27, 2006

RunDll Error in P17.dll Missing entry: P17Helper

The Problem:-I am getting Rundll Error in P17.dll ;Missing entry: P17Helper

Resolution:-P17.dll ASIO driver is associated withthe Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 series sound card.
Uninstall and reinstall of Audio driver will help.After this visit the manufacturer's website to download and install the latest audio update.

Friday, February 24, 2006

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview and return to Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP

Open Control Panel.
Click “Add or Remove Programs.”
Check “Show Updates” at the top of the dialog box.
Scroll down the list to “Windows XP – Software Updates,” select “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2Preview,” and then click "Change/Remove."

If "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview" does not exist, then:-
Start>run >type in:%windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe.

You need to have "view hidden folders" enabled. %windir% is your Windows installation directory, which is normally 'C:\Windows' on most systems.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

To determine which version of Media Center you have installed on your computer

To determine which version of Media Center you have installed on your computer

1] Press the Media Center button of the Remote Control

2]Select Settings, and next select General.

3]Select About Media Center. The software version installed will be visible under Software Version.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Error A4SII300

The Problem:-How to get rid of this error in my error log,present under service
control manager it appears every time I boot up.

The Resolution:- It's a mustek scanner driver problem.Uninstall the scanner driver and then reinstall it.Get the latest driver from the manufacturer's website.

The Secuirty Folder Under the Event Viewer is empty

The Problem:- In the event viewer I can see all the Application folder full of events and
System folder full of events but there is nothing in the Security folder.Why?

Resolution:- When auditing is enabled, security events will be logged to the Security Log. Auditing is enabled via User Manager, printer properties, or file/folder properties. Administrator privileges are required to view the Security Log.

How to make a Shortcut to the Run command

If you want to make a shortcut to the Run command then Simply select the Run command on the Start menu, and drag it to the Quick Launch toolbar.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Increase the number of folder view settings

Introduction:-By default, Windows XP remembers each folder's view settings and customizations. This data is limited to 400 folders,but if you like to increase you can easily do that.

How to:-


Now navigate to the following locations:-



Create a DWORD value named BagMRU Size in each of these registry keys, and set its value data to the number of folders that you want Windows to remember the settings for. For example, if you set the value to 5000, Windows can remember the settings for 5000 folders.

Further Reference:-

813711 Your view settings or customizations for a folder are lost or incorrect

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

How to remove SecuROM User Access Service (V7)

The Problem:-I would like to uninstall a service named "SecuROM User Access Service (V7)" which got installed together with Crashday demo (PC game). I have uninstalled the demo, but the service is still there and running until disabled it, but I would really like to remove from the system.


Start >Run>Regedit>ok

Now Navigate to the following key:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UserAccess7SecuROMUser Access Service (V7)

Delete it and reboot.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

"An internal Application error has occured" when trying to install WMP10

The Problem:-When trying to load Windows Media 10 from my desktop and it keeps coming up "An internal Application error has occured".


Remove all the temporary files.

Start>Run>regsvr32 jscript.dll>ok

Now retry installing WMP10.

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:80042301

The Problem:- I have Windows XP professional SP1 With updates up to about 8 months ago. I have been using the scheduled backups to copy to a 2nd physical drive for more than 2 years without problems. Ten days I received the message “Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:80042301" The backup program did not finish properly.


Windows XP Backup and Volume Shadow Copy Service issue

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Start WordPad the Way You Want

The Problem:- The wordpad program defaults to arial font for every new document. Instead of having to change each document to my desired font type - times new roman - can I change a setting somewhere that will cause the program to automatically use times new roman upon execution.

Resolution:- Start WordPad the Way You Want,aid,52364,pg,3,00.asp

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Windows Backup Utility Error

The Problem:- When I try to select files for backup to my CD-RW drive, using the Windows BACKUP utility, I get the message "The backup file name could not be used. Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access".

Resolution:-This happens as Removable Storage Management does not recognize CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R devices as backup pool media.
To resolve this issue, perform the backup to some other media type, for example, to a tape or to a hard disk.

Otherwise you may use a third party software like Firestreamer-RM,
it's a backup software for Microsoft Windows, which allows you to use the Microsoft Backup Utility (NTBackup) and Microsoft SQL Server Backup (SQLBackup) to back up your data directly to a wide range of backup media, such as DVD, HDD, Iomega REV™, flash memory and so on. Firestreamer-RM supports data compression and encryption, media and drive spanning, Windows Automated System Recovery, easy backup scheduling, remote media drives and more.
Download Firestreamer-RM for a free 30-day trial.

Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices

Friday, February 03, 2006

Cannot find install.exe

The problem:- When I double click in my local disk, i have this message. "Cannot find install.exe"

Resolution:-To resolve this problem-Right-click the on drive, and select open. Delete the file named "autorun.inf" Restart machine.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Virtual PC 2004 and Windows XP 64 Bit

The Problem:-What is the secret to getting Virtual PC 2004 to install on Windows XP 64 bit? It says its an unknown operating system.

Resolution:-You cannot run the 32-bit version of Virtual PC 2004 on the x64 operating systems.