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

Unable to open PPS attachments in Windows mail

If you are unable to open PPS attachments in windos mail this tool help to fix it. Shyam Pillai has developed a small (128 KB) program that will correct the problem and allow you to open presentation file attachments directly from your email. With slight modification your can fix it for Windows mail as well.

1: Extract the file
2: Right click and run as administrator And Allow to RUN
3: Once done, You will get a prompt " the program is not installed properly.
4: select the option " the program is installed correctly'

Open the PPS attachment from windows mail: It works

Sonic Drive Letter Access Is Incompatible with Microsoft® Windows Vista™

Microsoft Windows Vista may report that Sonic Drive Letter Access (a.k.a. Roxio Drag-to-Disc) is incompatible after Windows Vista starts. However, an update is now available for Windows Vista compatibility
Solution: 1.Click the Roxio Drag-to-Disc Download link
The File Download window appears.
2. Click Run. The file is downloaded, and a Security Warning window appears.
3. Click Run. The Roxio Drag-to-Disc InstallShield window appears.
4. Click Next. The End-User License Agreement appears.
5. Click to select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next.
6. Click Next again and then Install. The Setup Wizard Completed screen appears.
7. Click Finish. You are prompted to restart your computer.
8. Click Yes. The computer restarts, and the update is complete.

MCafee Forced Removal Tool

How to remove McAfee Consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool. This option should only be used as an alternative if you cannot remove your McAfee product through the normal Add/Remove Programs.

Download and run the McAfee Removal tool
Note: Always be sure to uninstall your McAfee product through Add/Remove Programs, first. The following steps should only be taken if uninstalling through Add/Remove Programs has failed.
Download the removal tool from
Click Save and save the file to any folder on the computer.
Navigate to the folder where the file is saved.
Make sure all McAfee application windows are closed.
Double-click MCPR2.exe and the removal tool will start automatically. Note: Windows Vista users must right-click and select Run as Administrator.
Once the removal tool is finished, you will be prompted to restart your computer. If you choose to restart later, your McAfee product will not be fully removed until you do.
Wait for the computer to restart. All McAfee products are now removed from your computer

Unable to delete mails in OUTBOX, Windows Mail

The safest to do this however is go to the
1. Make a note of the existing account name, pop and smtp addresses in the account ( paste it say, in notepad)
2.Navigate to C:\Users\your username/AppData/Local/Microsoft/WindowsMail.
3.Cut the entire contents of the folder and paste it in a new folder in C\: drive. Rename the folder as BackupMails
4. Restart windows mail. You will see it opening fine, but you must input all the account information like name, email, pop and smtp address and username\password.
5. Go to the Backup mails folder, browse to local folders and copy the folders EXCEPT the problematic folder ( Normally outbox)