Showing posts from May, 2010

Windows could not start

"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt" "System32\drivers\pci.sys   1. Start the Recovery Console. 2. Select the installation you wish to access. 3. Type the administrator password. 4. Type MAP to determine the drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM. 5. Type Expand \i386\pci.sy_ c:\Winnt\System32\drivers /y. You should receive:pci.sys (IF you get a message saying 'access denied' then type this instead…) Expand \i386\pci.sy_ c:\Winnt\System32\drivers /   You should get a message saying 1 file(s) expanded. 6. Type exit.   NOTE: c:\winnt should be replaced with the location of your Windows installation start the recovery console?

Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and butter pickles are one of my favorite cucumber pickles. I like a little red pepper in my pickles, but you can leave it out or add a little more. Ingredients: 4 pounds pickling cucumbers 1 large onion, quartered, sliced about 1/4-inch thickness 1/3 cup kosher salt 3 cups cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds, or use half pickling spices 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional Preparation: Wash cucumbers and cut off the ends. Slice crosswise into 1/8-inch slices. Toss in a large bowl with the salt and onion slices; cover with about 4 to 6 cups of ice cubes. Cover and let stand for 4 hours or refrigerate overnight. Prepare the boiling water bath. Add water to a large canner with rack and heat to about 180°. The water should be high enough to be at least 1 inch above the filled jars. I usually fill it about halfway and I keep a kettle or saucepan of water boiling on another burner to add to the canner

HomeMade Hummus

The first time my wife said she wanted some hummus, I thought she was asking for some sort of four wheel drive vehicle.  I never heard of it before, and after looking at it in the clear top container... I was pretty sure I wasn't going to like it.  But I was wrong. Hummus is actually very good, and if it's made from chick peas (garbanzo beans) it's also good FOR you. Seems they are hign in fiber and help reduce cholesterol, stress, and a bunch of other stuff we men don't care to talk about.       I got tired of buying it, so I thought I'd make some.  Sort through a cupful of the dried beans, looking for stones, debris and shriveled beans. Discard these and add the remaining beans to a saucepan. Cover the beans with 3 cups of water, place a lid on the pan and let the beans soak overnight. Step 2  Drain and rinse the beans. Add 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil to a large saute pan and heat over medium high heat. Add chopped onion and the garlic to the pan and cook for 2 to 3

Removing Spyware

Title: Removing Spyware and Malware Content: Removing Spyware/Malware and Viruses is a tricky business. The people that write the stuff have criminal, devious minds…and this is reflected in the way that they attack your machine. You will notice that I didn't say 'smart'. Most of the stuff that they do is actually very simple, but the results can wreck your day, week, month. In the beginning there was really no reason for them to do these kinds of things. All that has changed in the last few years. With the popularity, easy access, and total obliviousness to reality that the Internet has brought us… these deviants can now attack your wallet from the comfort of their mom's basement. All they have to do is write a virus… then charge the unsuspecting victim to remove it. It's called Ransomware. What it means is that your machine is held for ransom, until you pay them for their removal process. Don't ask who would pay for their services. Plenty of peop

Sun Tea - Men Can't Boil Water

Sun Tea Recipe Ingredients Some Tea Bags - 4-6 usually, depending on how big they are Some Water - enough to fill your jug to the top (but leave room for the tea bags and sugar) Some Sun - as much as you can find Some sugar - lots of it Some thirsty people - or just yourself My Manly Method      I hate measuring stuff. That's probably why I've never been able to stick to a diet for more than a few meals.  If you're waitin' on me to measure a portion... you're wasting your time.  It's just simply not going to happen. Even if I do measure out a portion, there's still that 'back for seconds' thing to contend with.  In general, if it's good... I'm going to go get some more. How much more depends on how 'good' it is. If it's real good, I get lots more.  If it's medium to 'kinda' good... I get 'some more".  If it's not any good, then there's going to be plenty of leftover for the dogs, cats, and chilluns to

Error Number: 0x800C0133

Project: I have a client who can't retrieve email. The message they are getting is " An unknown error has occurred. Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800C0133 Description: This is usually caused by a corrupted inbox. They get corrupted more than most people realize. It is easy to fix, IF you can still access it from within OE.. And IF you KNOW what you're doing. If you don't know..then contact us, and we can fix it remotely for about $50. If not… then follow the steps below Project Goals: Get email account up and running again… by replacing the inbox and fixing the conditions causing the Error Number 0x800C0133 issue. 10 Steps/Points: Run Outlook Express Create a folder in Outlook Express - call it whatever you want.. It doesn't matter. Move all the email from your inbox into the folder you just created. Go to <Tools/Options/Maintenanc