Category: Windows

Acer Aspire One Windows 7 Starter freeze

If you have a Acer Aspire One laptop and it freezes suddenly,  this post can help you : Machine : Acer aspire one D257 with 1 GB RAM, Windows 7 Starter preinstalled. CPU : Intel Atom N570 (1.66 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache), 1 GB DDR3 memory, 250 GB HDD. The machine hangs when installing …

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Install SATA driver on Lenovo U350 after XP install

It seems that the BIOS reverts to its defaults values on certain situations (loss of battery power, BSOD, etc). One setting is the SATA native mode : AHCI mode instead of IDE. Because XP was installed with BIOS set to IDE, this keeps Windows from loading, resulting in a BSOD. Also, using AHCI should improve …

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Lenovo U350 Wireless Driver for Windows XP

Lenovo Wireless

I had a Lenovo IdeaPad U350 downgraded to Windows XP. In order to make the wireless card work, you must install first Lenovo Energy Management utility, in order to make Fn+F5 buttons work. Also dont’t forget about the wireless switch located in the left corner of the laptop. You will also see the third LED …

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Memtest problem

Memtest problems on a faulty board with faulty RAM

The image below is from a computer with issues on it’s motherboard and also a faulty RAM. If memtest is started for the first time it shows the RAM having an error around 399MB address. If I choose to restart memtest this is what i get : The board has problems powering, even if all …

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Windows XP Picture and Fax Viewer problem

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

When using Windows XP, i encountered a problem with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. One day it just started freezing when viewing the pictures on the desktop. This was only happening when viewing images on the desktop, other folders were OK.

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Mail ports protocols : POP, IMAP, SMTP

Email protocols explained : For those who want a simple explanation for e-mail ports and protocols here it is : PORT 25 TCP : SMTP PORT 110 TCP : POP3 Port 143 TCP : IMAP Port 465 TCP : SMTPS (SSL) Port 587 TCP : alternate SMTP, sometimes used if your ISP blocks port 25 …

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Windows XP USB Floppy problem

One day i needed to install Windows XP on a laptop with Intel SATA AHCI enabled. I failed integrating the drivers with nLite (it’s because i used a SP3 version, instead of XP SP2 – but this is another story). It appears that Windows XP doesn’t “support” my USB Floppy during it’s install. Yes, it …

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