Trying to do this on my home build server. Although these intructions are for a laptop, I will try it on my cutom build and see if it is a go. [will update]

I am also using a Marvell Ethernet Adapter.

To enable Wake-up on LAN you are required to enable both  “Wake-up on LAN” function in BIOS and “Wake From Shutdown” function in Marvell Ethernet Adapter property.

1. Enter BIOS

2. Scroll to Wake-up on LAN option and select “Enabled”

3. Press “End” to Save changes and exit.

    To enable Wake From Shutdown

    1. Boot into windows

    2. Go to Control Panel

    3 Double click on Network Connections

    4 Right click on the Network Adaptor, and select “properties”

    5. Click on “Configure” tab

    6. Select  “Advanced” tab

    7. Scroll down to “Wake From Shutdown” and select it

    8. Change Value to “On”

    9. Press Ok to save and exit.

Wake-Up on LAN function will not work if either one is not enabled.

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Blue Screen errors

May 5, 2009

I just found this great article on MaximumPC, my favorite magazine for PC Hardware news. They did a good job compiling these. Props to them.

MaximumPC Blue Screen of Death Survival Guide

“Application popup: Windows – Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file [name_of_the_file_you_want_to_save].”

Write Failed

Write Failed

For me this actually turn out to be a Network issue. Check NIC–> cable –> Port –> Patch Panel–>Patch Cables–> Switch/Hub.

In my case, I tested machine on a nearby port and the file/files saved fine. The patch cables and port in the switch is good after a test with another machine. So the culprit must be the port/jack in the users area.

For other solutions, click here for Microsoft’s KB article.

I use this for my Media PC at home. So I will be able to just turn the machine on and go right in and start enjoying.

To use Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) to turn on automatic logon, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type Regedt32.exe, and then press ENTER.
  3. Locate the following subkey in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  4. Double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type your user name, and then click OK.
  5. Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type your password, and then click OK.NOTE: If the DefaultPassword value does not exist, it must be added. To add the value, follow these steps:
    1. On the Edit menu, click New, and then point to String Value.
    2. Type DefaultPassword, and then press ENTER.
    3. Double-click DefaultPassword.
    4. In the Edit String dialog, type your password and then click OK.

    NOTE: If no DefaultPassword string is specified, Windows automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon key from 1 (true) to 0 (false), disabling the AutoAdminLogon feature.

  6. On the Edit menu, click New, and then point to String Value.
  7. Type AutoAdminLogon, and then press ENTER.
  8. Double-click AutoAdminLogon.
  9. In the Edit String dialog box, type 1 and then click OK.
  10. Quit Registry Editor.
  11. Click Start, click Shutdown, and then type a reason in the Comment text box.
  12. Click OK to turn off your computer.
  13. Restart your computer. You can now log on automatically.

Notes To bypass the AutoAdminLogon process and to log on as a different user, hold down the SHIFT key after you log off or after Windows restarts.

For complete Article from Microsoft. Click Here

For Vista – all versions

Computer is on a Workgroup


In the Search box, type control userpasswords2, and then press ENTER. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


Clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box, and then click Apply.


In the Automatically Log On dialog box, type your password, and then click OK.


In the User Accounts dialog box, click OK.

After you restart your computer, you will be able to log on automatically.