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Redfox Navigator e12kt Windows XP Driver | WinXP

This post is for those of you that are looking for the Drivers of Redfox Navigator E12KT laptop. Drivers for this laptop model are hard to get because it is actually a rebranded laptop. This model is actually Twinhead E12KT AKA Efio! 12K.

Here are the specifications:
cpu:Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+
RAM: 512 MB
HDD: TOSHIBA MK6025GAS (60GB)
optical drive: QSI DVD+/-RW SDW-082K
display: 1024x768
vga: extern analog
grafikcard: VIA Technologies, Inc. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter
wlan: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI
lan: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II](rev 74)
pcmcia: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
sound: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
modem: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
usb: VIA Technologies
sd-cardreader: winbond Driver download link for Redfox Navigator e12kt and other Twinhead products: CLICK HERE

Sharp Mebius PC-FS2-C1M WinXP Driver | Windows XP Driver

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Sharp Mebius PC-FS2-C1M is a Japan-made laptop. After reformating you will find yourself looking for missing VGA and audio driver. Here it is for those looking for it:

Sharp Mebius PC-FS2-C1M / C1E
Video card / VGA is VIA ProSavage DDR KN266 or S3 Graphics ProSavage 8 - you can download it here

Sound Card is RealtekAC'97 so you will need the Realtek AC '97 WDM Audio Driver - you can download it here

Hope this helps.

Solved: Avast Antivirus Installation Error 3

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Problem: When you try to install Avast Antivirus, this error occurs:
Setup Selfextract

An error 3 (00000003) has occured.
Last performed operation was:
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Cause:
This error occurs when you try to install a new Avast installation in a computer that has a corrupted installation of Avast Antivirus.

Solution:
1. Download Avast Uninstall Tool/Utility.
2. Start Windows in Safe Mode
3. Run the uninstall utility (aswclear.exe)

Please note: If you installed Avast antivirus in a different folder than the default, browse for it. Be careful though because the content of any folder you choose will be deleted.

4. Click REMOVE
5. Restart your computer.
6. You can now reinstall avast antivirus.

DareGlobal DB108 ADSL2+ Modem/Router Configuration

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PLDT MyDSL DareGlobal DB108 ADSL2+ Modem | Step-by-Step Routing Mode Configuration

Here's a step-by-step guide if you want to set your Dare Global DB 108 ADSL2+ PLDT MyDSL modem into routing/router mode:

1. Manually assign an IP address to your computer. You need to access the configuration page of your modem/router. The default IP address of DareGlobal DB 108 ADSL2+ modem is 192.169.1.1. So, click Start and then point to My Network Placesat the left side, click on View Network Connections. You can also double-click My Network Places in your desktop if it is present or go to Control Panel and then Network Connections.

2. Double Click Local Area Connection. A window will appear just like below.

3. Under This connection uses the following items, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then Properties.
4. Click Use the following IP address. Put 192.168.1.2 on IP address, Subnet mask will be automatically filled. On default gateway and preferred DNS server, input 192.168.1.1

5. Now click …

C-Media AC97 Audio Device - This Device Cannot Start. (Code 10)

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Error Message:

Cannot start this hardware.

There was a problem installing this hardware:
C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Symptoms:
There is no sound. When you open up Device Manager, there is a yellow exclamation mark on C-Media AC97 Audio Device. When you double click C-Media AC97 Audio Device, under device status, it says:
This device cannot start. (code 10)
Click troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.
Screenshot:


Probable Cause:
This is a common problem when you have Realtek AC97 chipset. Somehow Windows XP recognize Realtek sound device as C-Media AC97 Audio Device.

Solution:
Download and install the latest version of Realtek AC97 driver and it should be fine. Here's a screenshot of a working one:

Sotec Winbook WV2150 - Audio and Video Driver WinXP/Vista

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Here's a little info for those people looking for drivers of Sotec Winbook WV2150. I wish this will help those people having problems with the correct drivers because they can't identified the correct name/manufacturer/model of the hardware.

I recently installed a new hard drive into a Sotec Winbook WV2150. After doing a fresh install of Windows XP, the the audio and video card drivers are missing.

I used driverforge along with driver packs to install the missing drivers, but driverforge or maybe Windows itself incorrectly identified the sound card as C-Media AC'97. The device could not start according to the device manager, so the sounds don't work. The VGA was fine though, it is Sis 650_651_M650_M652_740. After some research, I found out that he correct sound card/audio driver should be Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver.

Here's a screenshot of the device manager of a working Sotec Winbook WV2150:

Audio/Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio
Video/VGA: Sis 650_651_M650_…

Google Chrome Offline Installer

Chrome is one of the best internet browser out there. If not for firefox extensions, Google chrome will be my main browser. Google Chrome is faster than Firefox (in my experience), and I like its tidy screen. I also like how it handle searches and url type-ins.

I usually install Google Chrome to my client's PC so they will have an option of faster internet browsing. One problem though is it needs an internet connection to install. Here's an offline installer for those people who wants to install Google Chrome without an internet connection:

OFFLINE INSTALLER LINK - Click Here

Front Panel Settings for Intel D845PT Socket 478 Motherboard

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I recently replaced the motherboard of a client PC. The replacement motherboard is Intel D845PT. Unfortunately, there is no diagram for the On/Off switch, reset, HDD and power LED for the front panel on the motherboard. Here's a simple diagram for those people who needs it:

Solution: Network Connections Folder is Empty

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Problems:

1. You can't connect to the internet
2. Network Connections folder is empty
3. Local Area Connections (LAN) icon on taskbar missing
4. Can't connect to Wireless connections (icon also missing)


Solution:
This thing happens when one of the three files below are missing on your computer:
1. netshell.dll
2. netcfgx.dll
3. netman.dllDownload those files if needed and place them on c:\windows\system32\ folder. After copying the files you need to register them. Click Start>Run>CMD and then type the following command (hit enter after each command).
regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netman.dll Your Network Connections will now be back to normal.

How to Install Windows XP using a USB Drive / Flash Drive the EASIEST way

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NOTE: I used Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 as a test machine in this post but this will also work to any laptop/netbook/pc that can recognize USB devices as a boot option. This also works if you want to use Windows Vista.

The owner of this Lenovo S10-2 tried to upgrade his operating system to Windows Vista. The problem is he had some problem while installing it and his machine refused to load the OS. He also accidentally deleted the recovery partition, so the one-key recovery won't work to restore to factory default. The owner now wanted to install Windows XP instead of Vista.

I usually use my external DVD Rom drive for this kind of work (it's the easier than USB method) but it broke down a couple of days ago. So I have no other choice but to install from a flash drive).

Fortunately, installing from a USB drive is now easier than it used to be. There are programs out there that handle all the work for you. Unlike before that you need to fire up command prompt and issue some commands to…

Disassembly Guide for Toshiba Portege 3010/3020CT

How to disassemble Toshiba Portege 3010 and 3020CT

Here's the field replaceable unit (FRU) documentation or service manual for Toshiba Portege 3010/3020CT. This will be of help for those people who needs to disassemble their Portege 3010 or 3020 CT.

Download link

How to Disassemble IBM ThinkPad T20 | IBM Thinkpad T20/T21/T22/T23 Disassembly

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Here's a step-by-step guide on how to disassemble an IBM Thinkpad T20 Laptop. This also applies to T21, T22, and T23 Series.

1. Remove the battery pack

2. Remove the CMOS battery
3. Open the LCD a little and then remove the hard disk drive. Note that the hard disk is attached to the cover.


4. Remove memory / DIMM

For the rest, you can download it here. <Download Link>

How to Use Smitfraudfix | Tutorial | Download

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What is SmitFraudFix?

SmitFraudFix is a freeware utility tool that specialized on spyware, malware and adware removal. What most antivirus software can't handle, SmitFraudFix can. It is very effective that I have this software in my flash drive all the time. If a client complained that their computer is very slow or are having annoying pop-ups and weird activities, I run this software first before doing any software troubleshooting. The maker (siri) updates this software regularly so I advise that you download the latest version first before using it to any computer.

Unfortunately, SmitFraudFix offers no real-time protection, which means that you can only remove parasites when your system has already been infected, and the damage could be already done.


Download SmitFraudFix

Download link

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How to use SmitFraudFix

Special Notes: It is highly recommended that you use SmitFraudFix under Safe Mode for maximum removal. I encountered some malware tha…

Smart Bro Share-It in Cavite - WiFi Router

Is Smartbro Share It available in Cavite area?

Quick answer:
Yes and No.

Edit: (October 21, 2009) Smartbro Shaire It is now available in Dasmarinas Area

Edit: (October 7, 2009) Just got home from Divine Grace Medical Center and they have Smartbro Share-It connection. So I'm sure that it is available in Tejero, Gen. Trias area. Although, I'm not sure at the surrounding towns (Noveleta, Tanza, Kawit, Rosario) if it is available now. It will be better if you will go to Smart Wireless Center at SM Bacoor to inquire.

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As of this writing it is only available in Bacoor, Silang and Tagaytay City. That is according to their representative at Smart Wireless Center in SM Bacoor. Unfortunately, I live in Noveleta and HSDPA connection is not yet available here. I get 3G signal here though, so I thought Smart Bro Share It is available here. According to their representative, HSDPA signal is required. Even though I'm not sure about that, I have choice but to look for anothe…

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - A Must-have Computer Technician's Tool

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Download Malwarebytes Anti Malware here

This tool/software saved my as* a couple of times now. This is a must-have for computer technicians and even for normal PC user. It's amazingly simple yet effective removal tool for malware, rootkits, worms, trojans, viruses, spyware and other malicious programs .

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware. It includes a number of features, including a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start.

Detection capabilities of MBAM is great, , as claimed by the developers, many times it discovered malware like rootkits, worms, trojans, viruses, spyware and other malicious programs that weren’t detected by other anti-malware programs like anti-viruses and anti-trojans. MBAM was also able to detect the recent XP Antivirus 2008/2009 malware programs and removed this crap entirely. I am even more enthousiastic about the cleaning capabili…

Download Noob Killer by Leerz - A Handy Virus Removal Tool | Latest Version

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Noob Killer by Leerz is a simple but effective virus removal tool that I frequently use on my computer repair jobs. Easy to use, fast, lightweight and like I said, effective. What more can you asked for?



Download Link

Requirements:
Windows XP (I don't know if this works with Vista)VB6 Runtime filesNoob Killer by Leerz error:

You will need the VB6 Runtime Environment as this program was written using Visual Basic program, if not you will receive this error when trying to open the program:


NOOB.KILLER.leerz.exe - Unable to Locate Component
This application has failed to start because MSVBVM60.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
Noob Killer Description:
Noob Killer by Leerz most recent version is able to pick up and remove the following annoying viruses:

* VBS Worm\Solow * Hacked by Godzilla (and its other variants) *Taga Lipa Are virus
* Baguio Strawberry Worm
* Yahoo! Worm (Sohanad) || Some Variants
* Krag.exe (I'm Not The Only One)
* Destrukto | expl…

Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822 Driver for Windows XP | WinXP

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The picture above is Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822, originally having Windows Vista installed. As we all know, majority of the people prefers Windows XP over Windows Vista. The problem is the WinXPdriver availability of Toshiba Satellite laptops. I downgraded one into Windows XP just a while ago and I faced the problem about the driver issues.
I easily installed majority of the components except for the wireless network device or wifi and the built-in webcam. So I'm uploading these drivers for those people who have a hard time finding those mentioned drivers.
Toshiba Satellite - A215-S5822 WiFi | Wireless Network Driver Toshiba Satellite - A215-S5822 Built In Webcam Driver
Here are the other components of Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822 in case you have trouble finding the right drivers for you device:
Display | VGA card: ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 Series IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers: Ricoh Memory Stick Controller, Ricoh SD Bus Host Adapter, Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller, Ricoh xD-Picture Card C…

How to get rid of "It now now safe to turn off your computer" screen in Windows 2000/Win2k

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Laptop Model: IBM Thinkpad iSeries/ i Series 1400 (2611-452)
OS/Operating System: Windows 2000 / Win2k
Processor: Celeron
Memory/RAM: 64 MB

PROBLEM:

After changing the hard disk drive of an IBM Thinkpad iSeries laptop and doing a reformat, I encountered this fairly common problem. When I turn the laptop off, instead of automatically powering down, it displays the message:

It is now safe to turn off your computer

This thing was common on the days of Windows 98 and AT type computer. But in laptops, this should not happen (also on ATX-type computer).

SOLUTION:
1. Go to START MENU>SETTINGS>CONTROL PANEL
2. On CONTROL PANEL double-click on POWER OPTIONS
3. Click on APM tab and put a check on Enable Advanced Power Management Support

And that's it.

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 7

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The following article will answer the most important questions about Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 7, basically everything you need to know about Windows 7 to be prepared for the upcoming release. We have decided to create the article in a form that resembles faq pages to make it easier to read.

What’s the current stage of development?

The release candidate will be released publicly in the coming week. It will be available for 1-2 months and expire in mid 2010 giving every user enough time to test if they have the desire to do so.

When will Windows 7 be released?

Microsoft has not revealed a release date for their new operating system yet. Most experts think that it will either be released in the fourth quarter of 2009 or at the latest in the first quarter of 2010.

What are the hardware requirements?

Microsoft has published hardware requirements for Windows 7 Beta. It is expected that the same requirements will be valid for Windows 7 Final. It is generally accepted that c…

How to Disable Error Reporting in Windows XP

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Follow these steps on how to disable error reporting in your Windows XP machine.

1. First, right-click the My Computer icon in the Start menu.

2. Next, select Properties to open up the System Properties window.



3. Now, select the Advanced tab.

4. Then, under the Advanced tab, click the Button that reads Error Reporting at the bottom of the application.



The Error Reporting window should now appear.



5. Next, select the item that reads Disable Error Reporting. Although you are choosing to eliminate all error reporting, you will still be notified when critical errors occur as long as you keep the box checked that says “But notify me when critical errors occur” under the item: Disable error reporting.

6. Finally, click OK to exit the window and then click OK again to exit the System Properties window.

That’s it! You should not receive those annoying error messages again, but will still receive the critical ones. Have fun!

Free Tool that Prevents USB Flash Drive Infection

The Microsoft Windows Operating Systems use the AUTORUN.INF file from removable drives in order to know which actions to perform when a new external storage device, such as a USB drive or CD/DVD, is inserted into the PC. The AUTORUN.INF file is a configuration file that is normally located in the root directory of removable media and contains, among other things, a reference to the icon that will be shown associated to the removable drive or volume, a description of its content and also the possibility to define a program which should be executed automatically when the unit is mounted.

The problem is that this feature, widely critizised by the security community, is used by malware in order to spread by infecting as soon as a new drive is inserted in a computer. The malware achieves this by copying a malicious executable in the drive and modifying the AUTORUN.INF file so that Windows opens the malicious file silently as soon as the drive is mounted. The most recent examples of this ar…

How to Change Password on Windows XP / 7 without knowing the Original Password

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This is useful for many occasions such as if you forget the password to your primary account on your computer but still have access to another 0ne or if you simply want to prank your brother.

This has been tested on both Windows XP and Windows 7.

For this to work you must have access to another account because you have to use Command Prompt or CMD to change the password.
Here is how to do it:
Open Command Prompt (CMD) by going to Start -> Run -> cmd.exeType in ‘net users’. This will show you a list of all the accounts on the computer. This is just to check and make sure you know the EXACT username of the account you want to change the password for.Next, you need to type in ‘net user (whatevertheusernameis) 

Next you shall get a prompt asking you for the new password:

Finally it shall ask you to repeat the new password, click enter and BAM, you have now changed the password without knowing the original one.