March 15, 2010

Sorry for moving, but this blog has moved to

chkdsk runs upon every reboot

February 19, 2010

taken from here:

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!

4gb ram in xp

February 19, 2010

nice article:

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:

boot from usb drive using virtualbox in windows

November 8, 2009

nuff said:

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


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
cd /
umount -a

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


apt-get install apt-file
apt-file update
apt-file search

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.