Friday, October 2, 2009

BSOD 0x0000007E after installing XP SP3

After windows updates an XP computer with SP3, the computer may go in a reboot loop. And XP loads fine in Safe Mode. This particular problem occurs on systems that have been prepared with SysPrep. The sysprep image was created on an Intel based computer, and then the sysprep image is deployed on a Non-Intel system such as an AMD Processor.

How to resolve the issue?
Follow these steps to resolve this issue with the computer not booting correctly after SP3 is installed.
1) Start your computer in Safe Mode.
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter.
This will open the Registry Editor.
3) Click the pluses(+) next to the following registry keys to navigate to the correct spot.

4) In the right hand column find the entry titled START and double-click on it
5) Change the number to 4 and click Ok
6) Close the Registry Editor
7) Shut down your computer and restartThis time the computer should restart normally and finish the installation of SP3.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Configuring Updates 3 of 3 ... 0% complete

To fix this problem, try these steps:
1: Boot from Windows Vista DVD and on the Install Now screen, click Repair Your Computer.
2: Click Command Prompt.
3: Type cd C:\windows\winsxs and then press ENTER.
4: Type ren pending.xml pending.old and then press ENTER.
5: Type regedit and then press ENTER.
6: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Now click on the File menu and then click Load Hive.
7: Locate the following folder:C:\windows\system32\config\components When you are prompted for a name, type Offline_Components.
8:In Registry Editor, locate and then delete the following registry subkey: HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolvingHKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier
9: Type exit and restart your computer.
NOTE: Even if u delete the PENDING.XML file, one can boot into the desktop.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Error: 0x80072EFD windows update in VISTA

When you try windows update in vista computer, we get error an message with an error code : 0x80072EFD . This usually happens if the windows update is trying to access the Microsoft's windows update website through a proxy. To fix the issue, follow the instructions to connect directly to the microsoft website, instead through proxy.
Open command prompt with elevated privilages.
Type "netsh winhttp reset proxy" (without quotes) and hit Enter.
Reboot the computer and try windows update.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

Log on with another administrator user profile or if you don’t have any other and you are the only user do the following:
1. Turn off computer
2. Turn on computer and press F8 while you see the DELL logo
3. On the Windows Advanced Options select Safe Mode
4. Open the Start Menu and type Regedit on the Start Search field
NOTE: If unable to boot to OS even in safe mode then boot to WinRE, go to command prompt - type regedit.exe to perform below steps:
5. Go to the following entry:
a. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Profile List
6. There you will find the following information:
7. On the “.BAK” file you will find an entry with ProfileImagePath with the name of the user.
8. Delete the repeated entry that does not contain “.BAK”
9. Right click on the other entry and select Rename. Delete the extension .BAK for the original entry.
10. Exit Regedit
11. Restart computer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

1: Drive not detected in ROXIO but windows XP detectes and able to burn cd/dvd
2: Drive does not recognize media (Blank CD/ DVD)

Eg: After CD or DVD media has been loaded into the writer or drive, the following error appears: Please insert disc The drive may have already spun the disc up or has the drive simply accepts the disc and nothing happens.
To resolve the issue:
Download and install the updated PX Engine :

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Control panel opens and closed in a flash VISTA

Recently, few systems with VISTA had this issue: Easiest workaround is restarting software licencing service.
Start > RUN > type " services.msc" (without quotes)
Look for " software licencing service " and restart.

Now the control panel opens up fine.
After reboot, the service stops. One has to restart manually again.

Has anyone tried to boot into SAFE MODE and see what happens, Try and let me know.

BIOS Version of A09 for Inspiron 1525 DELL LAPTOPS

Check out the new bios version of A09
BIOS: Dell Inspiron 1525 System BIOS, English, Inspiron 1525, A09
Criticality: Recommended
Release Date: 2/27/2008 12:00:00 AM
Systems: Dell Inspiron 1525 Series
Version: A09
Build Date: 02/05/2008

Features: 1. Update Intel VBIOS. 2. Battery feature enhancement. 3. Improve Penrun CPU support