Archive from July, 2004
Jul 9, 2004 - General    No Comments

I have lost the ADMIN$ share.

A. A. If you have configured the system to not automatically create system shares at start-up time by setting the relevant registry entry AutoSharexxx then this share will not be created as that is what you are asking.

If however you do not have this set and you have just lost the ADMIN$ share which points to the %SytemRoot% folder, e.g. d:winnt then you can recreate it by entering the following command:

C:> net share admin$

Jul 9, 2004 - General    No Comments

Is it possible to map a drive letter to a directory?

You can use the SUBST command to map a pseudo drive letter to drive/directory
subst r: d:winntsystem32
would map the letter r to the directory winntsystem32 on the d: drive.

Jul 7, 2004 - General    No Comments

How can I extend the USB polling period on my laptop?

By default, your computer’s USB polling period is 1 millisecond (ms), which can sometimes cause problems–even if no USB devices are connected–when a laptop is trying to enter a hibernate state. You can extend this polling period up to 5ms by performing the following steps:

Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000} registry subkey.
For each subkey (e.g., …0000, …0001), go to the Edit menu, then select New, DWORD Value.
Enter the name IdleEnable, set the value to an integer from 2 to 5, then click OK.
Close the registry editor.
Restart the machine for the change to take effect.

Jul 6, 2004 - General    No Comments

How can I configure my command prompt to display the machine name?

If you connect to multiple computers (e.g., by Telnet), you can configure the command prompt to display the name of the computer you’re connected to. The best way to do this is to configure the command processor to automatically run a prompt command at startup to evaluate the %computername% environment variable. To configure the prompt, perform the following steps:

Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftCommand Processor registry subkey (to configure the prompt for everyone) or to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftCommand Processor registry subkey (to configure the prompt only for the current user).
From the Edit menu, select New, String Value.
Enter a name of AutoRun, then press Enter.
Double-click the new value, set it to “prompt [%computername%]$S$P$G” (don’t type the quotes), then press Enter.
Close the registry editor.

Jul 6, 2004 - General    No Comments

Where can I find my BIOS version in Windows?

When Windows starts, the OS loads information about the main computer BIOS and video BIOS and stores the following information under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEHARDWAREDESCRIPTIONSystem registry subkey:

SystemBiosDate
SystemBiosVersion
VideoBiosDate
VideoBiosVersion

This information appears in the registry for informational purposes only; changing these items’ values has no effect on the system.

Jul 6, 2004 - General    No Comments

How can I change the icon for drive letters?

Windows 2000 lets you assign a different icon to drive letters. To do so, complete the following steps:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).
Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer registry subkey.
From the Edit menu, select New, Key. Enter the name DriveIcons.
Select the new key, select New, Key. Enter the name of the drive (e.g., C).
Select the created key, select New, Key. Enter the name DefaultIcon.
Navigate to DefaultIcon, then double-click the (default) value.
Set the default value to the DLL containing the icon and the icon number (e.g., icons.dll,-24 is icon 24 in icons.dll). Click OK.
Close the registry editor.
You can click F5 (refresh) in Windows Explorer to show the new icons.

Jul 5, 2004 - Mobile    206 Comments

How To Unlock NEC e525 locked to O2 from woolies

So you have bought yourself a cracking phone from woolworths for £79.99 – good job.
So you have bought yourself a cracking phone from ebay for > £79.99 – sorry:-(
and you want to unlock it to all networks.

1. Obtain the NEC usb drivers from HERE
2. Buy yourself a NEC usb cable
3. Get yourself the excellent Nectalk from HERE
4. Install drivers and plug the phone in. Your OS will go throught the new device installation.
5. Once all installed, go to the directory where you have unzipped Nectalk and type

nectalk -pt pte 10079 unlock

The software will connect to the phone and then reboot it.

Once rebooted your phone will be fully unlocked.

Please add a comment and let me know how you got on.

Jul 4, 2004 - General    No Comments

How can I reset the “Always ask before opening this type of file” functionality in Microsoft Outlook for a particular file type?

When you open attachments, Outlook displays a dialog box that prompts you to either “Open it” or “Save it to disk”. The dialog box also includes an “Always ask before opening this type of file” check box. If you clear this check box, Outlook will in the future always open that file type without prompting you. To reset the default behavior so that Outlook will prompt you to open or save the file type, perform the following steps:

1. Open the Control Panel Folder Options applet.
2. Select the File Types tab.
3. Scroll down to the extension type that you want to reset.
4. Select the extension type, then click Advanced.
5. Check the “Confirm open after download” check box, then click OK.
6. Click Close to the Folder Options dialog box.

Jul 4, 2004 - General    No Comments

Why does Outlook take several minutes to start on my machine?

Several factors can delay Outlook’s start time. To troubleshoot this problem, begin by starting Outlook in Safe mode. Go to Start, Run, then type

outlook /safe

If Outlook starts quickly in Safe mode, the problem is most likely one of the following:

* The outcmd.dat file in the application datamicrosoftoutlook folder is corrupt. Rename or delete this file while Outlook is closed. When you restart Outlook, the folder will be recreated.
* The view is corrupt. Start Outlook from the command prompt by typing

outlook /cleanview

to fix this problem.
* A message in the Inbox is corrupt. Start Outlook in Safe mode, then move the Inbox messages to another folder. Be aware that you will lose your mailbox contents.
* An Outlook add-in is causing the problem. Open the Tools menu; select Options, Other, Advanced Options; click COM Add-Ins; click Add-In Manager; then clear all add-in check boxes.

If Outlook doesn’t start quickly in Safe mode, you can also try to disable Windows Messenger integration. To do so, open the Tools menu; select Options, Other; then clear the “Enable Instant Messaging in Microsoft Outlook” check box.

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