Posts tagged ‘Vista’

I caught my computer making unwanted connections to a server with the IP

What data is being sent and how to stop this?  I share my results and tips with you.

Continue reading ‘Unwanted Internet Connections by winbdm.dll and How It Was Fixed’ »

This machine’s software was a monster to remove from my computer.

Radica U-Create, by Mattel

Radica U-Create, by Mattel

The machine by itself is harmless, but when I installed the optional software that came with it, I had trouble.

Continue reading ‘How to Delete UCreate.exe’ »

After doing some maintenance work on the inside of my computer, I turned it back on and got the very unhelpful message from Vista:

BOOTMGR is missing

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Well, when I pressed the keys to restart, the error comes right back.  It’s an endless loop.  What the heck does this message mean anyway?  I found the problem and was able to fix it.  Read on for the solution.

Continue reading ‘Vista says it misses its BOOTMGR – It’s the hard drive, stupid’ »

How to fix a “Media Jam” on the Konica Minolta magicolor 2430DL laser printer


Added Sep-2-2008

Vista backup to Drobo Fails

drobo - Vista backup can not be found

Vista says: The backup did not complete successfully.  The latest backup set can not be found.

Here’s a way to make Vista start over.

Edited Jan-23-2009

Open Office: How to add more colors to the pallete


Added Aug-01-2008

If you accidentally reset your game…

speaker (18K)

how can you restore it to an older saved state?

Added Jul-02-2008

This article might help you find your saved games in Vista’s Virtualstore. Read

How to get a $50 rebate on a Drobo

drobo hard drive system rebate

Edited Jul-30-2008

When I ordered a Drobo unit from, I was encouraged by a $50 cash rebate. But is the rebate a real deal?
Drobo rebate.

Some router configuration tips: D-Link DI-LB604 Dual-WAN Load Balancing router

Updated Jun-18-2008

Dual-WAN router

Want to know how to set up your router for surfing secure websites and sending SMTP email? Tips

How to save audio in audacity for use in Hammer (the Half Life 2 map editor)

Added Feb-26-2008

Speaker in Hammer for Half Life 2

This tutorial is for map designers, using Hammer. I show the simple, but necessary step to convert audio to work in speakers, using Audacity, a free audio editing tool. Tutorial.

How to reinstall Juice Podcast Receiver

Added Feb-21-2008

Juice logo

Getting an error with your Juice Podcast Receiver like the one below?

Juice Error

It might be time for a reinstall. Here’s how I did it without losing my settings. Tutorial

Nvu Tutorials

Online videos showing how to do a few things in Nvu, like how to resize tables.

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