fredag den 2. marts 2012

Problem: Windows Multiple

When you install a new copy of Windows, some files might remain on the hard drive. This will lead to a screen during boot where you are forced to chose a Windows Version. (In most cases the first one listed is the right one). To solve this problem and avoid the 30 seconds waiting time, do the following:

Before trying these solutions, try run a disk clean-up. This might delete the unwanted Windows files and solve the problem. Otherwise, try one of these solutions:

1) Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Properties > Startup and Recovery (click Settings).

Now chose which Windows Copy you wish to run upon boot. You can also change the time the list of Operation Systems will be shown.

2) Clean up the disk, sometimes old Windows files may be on which causes the selecting screen to come.

If you have any questions please post them below.

torsdag den 9. februar 2012

Problem: Bootmgr is missing (Windows 7)

Sometimes your computer will get some serious problem, this one included. Many things can lead to this problem including physical damage such as water or simple software errors. This guide will hopefully fix the problem for you. 

Note: A Windows 7 copy is needed (Disk, USB..). 

 Solution 1:

The fastest and easiest solution is to restore Windows if you have create a copy: 
  1. Insert your Windows Disk / USB.
  2. Hit F12 during start up and chose either CDROM or 'other bootable device' found under the Harddrive option.
  3. Chose repair computer.
  4. When this screen comes up, chose System Restore and and latest restore:
Avoid installing Windows Updates a week or two in case they coursed the problem. not finished.

tirsdag den 31. januar 2012

Problem: abit AirPace Wi-Fi

The abit AirPace Wi-Fi adapter.
abit AirPace Wi-Fi Adapter

The abit AirPace Wi-Fi Adapter is an easy and small hardware for your computer. It is easily installed and works brilliant when installed correctly. There is, however, a lot of problems with driver updating and driver installation.

The guide will cover the most common problems when installing your AirPace Wi-Fi adapter:

  • Getting the newest driver.
  • Getting a Windows 7 (32/64bit) driver.
  • Fixing Code 52 problems.
  • Installing the hardware.
Getting the newest driver:

Method 1: Since Atheros are using the same drivers as the abit Wi-Fi adapter, you may be able to use one of their drivers. In most cases the driver for the Atheros AR5007G can be used. 

Method 2: An alternative driver can be found here (this one worked for me):

This is, however, a Windows XP driver. It works well on both Vista (32/64) as well as on Windows 7 (32/64) - you do need to accept it through the device manager. (See Code 52). 

Method 3: The Device Manager offers an opportunity to update the driver software - this might solve your problem. 
  • Windows 7: Start > Search for "device manager" > Hit enter
  • Vista:  Start > Search for "device manager" > Hit enter
  • XP: My Computer > Control Panel > System > System Properties > Hardware > Device Manager 
  • (Windows 2003: Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management)
Simply find the net work adapter (this section will be placed under Monitors and above Processors). 

Code 52:

The Code 52 error happens when the driver doesn't have the requires certificate. To avoid this you need to find a driver that your computer accepts. In most cases the driver posted in method 2 works with no problems.

Installing the driver:

To install the driver go to the Device Manager (see Method 3) and find the one called "Ethernet". Click on this and manually install the driver. Download one of the drivers and unzip it in any folder, select this folder and your should now have internet.

Important notes:

  • Make sure that the hardware is installed correctly.
  • Make sure that you see the green light - a single flash is enough. If you can't see a green flash after a few tries you have to re install the card.
If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them.