Convert SATA IDE to AHCI aka – STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE 2

I recently formatted my IBM x220 into IDE on accident, and wanted to change it from IDE to AHCI. This was a simple procedure, noted by MS : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 Exit all Windows-based programs. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, ...

WinPE automatic windows 7 activation

We run Landesk, using the HII (Hardware Independent Imaging), which is run within a WinPE environment. I ran into issues where Windows 7 would not auto activate, which was causing issues, as some of the techs were forgetting to activate windows 7. We have a lot of internet restricted users, so once logged in as ...

ATI/AMD 6950 crossfire flicker at desktop and in games with 2 monitors

I have 2 x XFX 6950 2GB (reference) cards water cooled, great temps, great scores with a little overclock from within the CCC. I noticed a pretty bad flicker on both monitors when playing youtube/flash videos. I also noticed it when I was gaming (bad company 2, starcraft 2, League of Legends, etc). I tried ...

ACPI SMO8800 driver missing for Dell E6410/E6420/E6510/E6520 – unknown device ACPI SMO8800 65

We received a bunch of new Dell E6420’s at work, and needed to get them prepped for drivers and our image deployment. We run a deployment process through Landesk OSD, with HII (Hardware Independent Imaging), which basically means that we have 1 image for multiple model computers. I installed our basic Windows 7 Pro x32 ...

Enabling “Unofficial Overclocking” in MSI Afterburner 2.1 1

I was looking for the proper way to enable overclocking in MSI Afterburner 2.1, and found a guide for an old version, but figured out how to do it in 2.1. go to where your MSI Afterburner is installed, for me/default it’s : C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner open MSIAfterburner.cfg with wordpad or notepad There are ...

0x00000006 error (cannot connect to server) when trying to add printers 21

Scenario : Dell E6410 with windows 7 PRO trying to add printer(s) – HP, from server xyz, returns error : Cannot Connect To Printer, when you expand you receive this code : 0x00000006 [zp src=”printerror.jpg” album=”blog/etc” width=”500″] What I tried : Removing everything related to the printer in registry (F3 is your friend) Adding other ...

Looking to make a few bucks on your wordpress blog?

I was looking for a nice way to implement Google AdSense, well, I looked through about 6 of them, and found my favorite. Quick AdSense by TechMilieu! www.techmilieu.com/quick-adsense The guys at Quick AdSense are not giving me anything, nor do they know I am posting this. I just wanted to say what my favorite AdSense ...

Test your typing skills!

I found this site : typingtest.com, it’s a fun way of testing how quickly you can read, and type what you read. It’s not really a true test, because you do not typically type what you are reading, more of what you type is what you are thinking. This is the score I got : ...

How to disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration for server 2003/2008 1

I get a lot of people asking me how to disable IE’s Enhanced Security Configuration, so this is how to do it for server 2003, and 2008. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration places your server and Microsoft Internet Explorer in a configuration that decreases the exposure of your server to potential attacks that can occur ...