Saturday, January 1, 2011

NTLDR is missing

Sometimes we get error boot "NTLDR" is missing while starting the machine. Here is the solution;
  • Start your PC and Boot using Windows Setup CD and enter into “Recovery Console” by pressing “R”.
  • Log into windows installation and enter admin password.
  • Enter following commands at prompt:
copy x:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy x:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

Note: "x" is your CD drive so change it accordingly.

A search window opens when we double click any folder/Drive.

We have noticed lot of times that whenever we double click any Drive or Folder, a Search window opens. if you are also experiencing the same than here are steps to resolve your issue.
  • Go to "Start"->"RUN"
  • Type "Regedit" and press enter
  • In the left pane select the below entries one by one
               HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT->Directory->shell
               HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT->Drive->shell
In right-side pane, delete the “Default” key. If it doesn’t work then delete the key “find” under both.

Search4Solutions24: Active Desktop Recovery Error

Search4Solutions24: Active Desktop Recovery Error: "If you get Active Desktop Recvover Error, Follow the below steps; Login into your machine, Click 'Start', go to 'Run', type 'RegEdit'. Locat..."

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

KeyBoard Shortcuts using "Windows" Key

Winkey    opens or closes the Start menu.
Winkey + BREAK displays the System Properties dialog box.
Winkey + TAB moves the focus to the next application in the taskbar.
Winkey + SHIFT + TAB moves the focus to the previous application in the taskbar.
Winkey + B moves the focus to the notification area.
Winkey + D shows the desktop.
Winkey + E opens Windows Explorer showing My Computer.
Winkey + F opens the Search panel.
Winkey + CTRL + F opens the Search panel with Search for Computers module selected.
Winkey + F1 opens Help.
Winkey + M minimizes all.
Winkey + SHIFT+ M undoes minimization.
Winkey + R opens Run dialog.
Winkey + U opens the Utility Manager.
Winkey + L Locks the System.

Applications Compatability settings in Windows-7 and Windows Vista

If you are notcing that applications are not compatible with Windows-7 or Windows Vista, follow the below steps to change the compatability settings:
  • Login into you machine.
  • Right Click the application or Setup program and Click "Properties".
  • Click "Compatability" Tab and Select the operating system as XP with Sp1/Sp2/Sp3.
  • Click Ok and start using the application.

Certificate Error in IE-7 and IE-8

Follw the below steps to resolve certificate error in IE-7 and IE-8

  • Login Into your machine.
  • open Internet Explorer, click "Tools" tab and select "Internet Options"
  • Select "Advanced" Tab and uncheck the boxes under security options.
Warn about Certificate address mismatch.
Check for publishers certification revocation.

Active Desktop Recovery Error

If you get Active Desktop Recvover Error, Follow the below steps;
  • Login into your machine, Click "Start", go to "Run", type "RegEdit".
  • Locate and then click the following registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components
  • In the right pane right click "DeskHTMLVersion", and then click "Modify".
  • In the value data box, type "0" and then click ok.
  • Exit Registry Editor.
  • Log off your machine and re-login, it will resolve the issue.