BLOG has MOVED!!!

March 15, 2010

Sorry for moving, but this blog has moved to http://blog.troosti.com

chkdsk runs upon every reboot

February 19, 2010

taken from here: http://forums.techarena.in/xp-hardware/553526.htm

Basically run ”chkntfs c:” or “fsutil dirty query C:” to see if the dirty bit is set. If not, well then just disable it completely by going to kellys korner number 82! http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/disablecheckdisk.reg

4gb ram in xp

February 19, 2010

nice article: http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html

fix casio movies not playing in quicktime or picasa for mac

December 26, 2009

well, download and install EX_M4S2_2.0.2, available here: http://emonkid.hp.infoseek.co.jp/EX_M4S2/

boot from usb drive using virtualbox in windows

November 8, 2009

nuff said: http://agnipulse.com/2009/07/boot-your-usb-drive-in-virtualbox/

boot windows 7 recovery from usb stick

November 3, 2009

credit:  here and here

– download mbrwizard
– format usb stick as ntfs
– set usb ntfs partition as active using mbrwizard (even if it is active already, set it active again!)
– use “xcopy c:\winpe_x86\iso\*.* /s /e /f j:\” to copy files over again (command used from page listed as first credit above)

Reinstalling grub using archlinux boot cd

October 14, 2009

credit: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Reinstalling_GRUB

boot from archlinux boot cd

cd /

mount -t ext3   /dev/sda1 /mnt
mount -t proc   proc      /mnt/proc
mount -t sysfs  sys       /mnt/sys
mount -o bind   /dev      /mnt/dev

chroot /mnt /bin/bash

mount -t ext2   /dev/sda2  /boot

cp /proc/mounts /etc/mtab

grub-install /dev/sda

cd /
umount -a
exit
cd /
umount -a
reboot

Getting rid of “Publisher could not be verified” in Parallels

June 30, 2009

I am using Windows XP SP3 in Parallels Desktop 4.0 on a Mac, and whenever I started a specific application in Windows that was on the Desktop, I got the error message: “The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?” Type: Application From: .psf.

To fix this issue, here’s what I did:

In Internet Explorer, go to Tools->Internet Options->Security->Local Intranet->Sites->uncheck first box, leave the remaining three checked->Advanced->Add “\\.PSF\

Curiously enough, if you go back to the dialog box, the entry will have changed to file://*..psf

That’s it, not bothered anymore and works perfectly fine.

nice! search debian package containing file

March 29, 2009

(credit)

apt-get install apt-file
apt-file update
apt-file search Parse.pm

reinstalling without Immediate-Configure using aptitude

March 21, 2009

kopete wouldn’t send anymore messages on msn. So I tried reinstalling using aptitude, selecting kopete, ‘L’, going to the “Depends” section and selecting ‘L’ there also. No dice, “E: Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on libstdc++6”. So I added /etc/apt/apt.conf since it didn’t exist, and added “APT::Immediate-Configure “false”;”. A little ‘apt-config dump’ confirmed the setting was active. After that, reinstalling worked flawlessly. Then I just commented the line out for future use.