I haven’t come across this error in a while. I saw it today on a Dell D620 laptop and after a quick search I found this article in Microsoft’s  website —KB 830088.

In my case, booting from my WinXP disc and going to repair options to run dskchk /r did the trick (Method 1). It does take a while for it to run though, so keep this in mind. I left the D620 running overnight. Good luck.

Using NSlookup.exe

July 20, 2011

Today I got reminded of how usefull this command line tool is when I had to look-up the host name of several IP addresses on my desk.

Nslookup.exe is a command-line administrative tool for testing and troubleshooting DNS servers. The tool is installed along with the TCP/IP protocol through Control Panel. Following is the link to the Microsoft page that includes several tips for using Nslookup.exe. Enjoy.


If FTP pages not showing up in the familiar Explorer view and instead are showing in a list view. Do the following:

  1. In IE, go to Tools->Internet Options.
  2. Check the following items and then click ‘OK’:

  3. Done.

I just resolved my disappearing Optical drive problem by resetting my BIOS settings to default. It worked on my HP Pavilion tx1327 cl. Try it and see if it works for your model.

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.

Hello world!

March 26, 2009

Feel free to input any tips, tricks, or work-around for your favorite programs.  The Tech community will thank you =)