Occasionally you may run across a Microsoft windows Update error like the following: “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer”.
I recently found a great site for downloading system board schematics. The site is http://laptopdiagram.info, and the author has posted several techncal document in additon to the schematics.
A Dell Inspiron 1526 laptop with AMD processor - when powered on, the laptop's fans spin up, the dvd drive reads, and the power led lights up. Also, the scroll lock, caps lock, and num lock are on, flashing, and flashing, respectively. Relapcement of the CR2032 CMOS battery will likely revive the system.
Today’s antivirus software is having difficulty protecting against todays virus infections. Modern antivirus software is built upon the flawed premise of virus signatures – the concept that once a virus is in the wild a signature can be extracted from the files and used to identify and prevent the spread of the virus on other machines.
We recently encountered a unique issue on the rebuild of an HP Pavilion A1630N computer. While performing a bare metal install of the Windows XP operating system using HP’s built in recovery procedures (F10), we would receive the error "cannot create file c:\hp\bin\setres.log".
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I recently resolved an interesting issue on a Dell Laptop that prevented the touchpad/mouse and keyboard from operating once a key was pressed on the keyboard. Upon inspecting the Device Manager - the entry for the keyboard showed “Error 39”.
After sorting through a significant number of suggested solutions to this issue, I came upon two solutions that appeared to have the most merit and the best chance for resolving the issue with the device managers "Error 39” for the keyboard.
The recent uptick in infections by the XP Defender virus has given me pause, as I see firsthand the detrimental impact the authors of today's virus' have on all walks of life - from the wealthy to the dirt poor. The following are some suggestions regarding how to address a virus on a system.