Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fixing boot error 0xc0000225

Today I was playing around with msconfig and activated "Normal startup". After rebooting I've encountered the cryptic boot error 0xc0000225. Very weird...
So I've tried to perform a Windows startup repair by booting up Windows from a USB flash disk. But it was unsuccessful.
So I've tried to manually fix the boot record by using various commands:

Bootrec /fixmbr 
Bootrec /fixboot  
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

None of them worked.

BCDBoot c:\Windows

This resulted in

Failure when attempting to copy boot files

Finally the one command that fixed the problem for me was the following:

BCDBoot c:\Windows /s c: 

Thanks goes out to this post from AIK IT Support!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Unable to associate file extension with default program [Fix]

Maybe you’ve already experienced this phenomenon.

You are trying to set a custom application as a default program for a specific file extension but somehow the “Open With” dialog doesn’t remember application you have selected.

Here’s probably a solution for you.

  1. Check the filename of the application you want to use as your default program, e.g. PDFXCview.exe.
  2. Open the Registry Editor (Win+R –> regedit –> Enter)
  3. Go to following key:
  4. Search for an entry named after the filename of your application
  5. Now simply delete that entry

Sunday, November 8, 2009

LG GH20NS10 + Windows 7 = Problems (Fix)

If you own a LG GH20NS10 Sata burner and have installed Windows 7 or are going to do you’ll most probably experience some issues with this drive.

Windows 7 somehow got a problem with this burner. Already the installation from DVD is problematic. The installation takes many hours. If you managed to install Windows 7 successfully you’ll encounter another annoying problem.
Every time you put a disc in your LG GH20NS10 the system freezes.
If you didn’t even manage to install Windows 7 try the steps below starting with 4. and start the installation again.

Here’s the complete solution that may work for you if you have already installed Windows 7 and experience the freezing Windows problem:

  1. Create following registry entry:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


  2. Or simply copy the above code into notepad and save it somewhere with the extension .reg and double click the file.
  3. Now restart your system.
  4. Enter the BIOS
  5. Select Integrated Peripherals
  6. Go to On-Chip ATA Devices
  7. Change the RAID mode to AHCI
  8. Save the settings and restart

Another thing you could try is to install the latest Firmware from LG.
I would recommend to do this in another PC.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Windows 7: Make Explorer start in My Computer instead of Libraries

If you find it annoying that the Windows Explorer Icon on the taskbar always opens with the Libraries then there’s an easy way to change the behaviour.
  1. Right click on the Explorer icon
  2. Right click on Windows Explorer
  3. Select properties
    Explorer properties
  4. Input at the end of the target field “/e,” without the quotes so that you get the following line:
    ”%windir%\explorer.exe /e,”
  5. You’re done. Explorer will now always open in the My Computer view.
You can change the Explorer Command Line Switches to make Windows Explorer start in any folder you want.
For more explanation on the Switches you can check the following links:
Command Line Switches to Display Special Objects or Folders When Opening Windows Explorer
Command-Line Switches for Windows Explorer (Microsoft Support)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Umax Vaova DTV-2900 DVB-T

My Umax Vaova DTV-2900 DVB-T  suddenly stopped working.
I opened the case and made some photographs of the inside. With the help of others soon was clear that the C39 capacitor was defective.
I my very noob skills I exchanged it with a new one and to my surprise the device was working again.

Here are the photos from the inside of the device:


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Realtek HD Audio Codec Drivers R2.35!

All new R2.35!  
• WinXP Driver Version:
• Windows Vista Version:
R2.35 | Vista, Windows7 (32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) | 34,98 MB | MD5: 3914f9d75ee313c68ae4abeb76243468
R2.35 | Vista, Windows7 (32/64 bits) Driver only (ZIP file) | 35,12 MB | MD5: 82101c3a7494cc1cfcb515f6143d4f2d
R2.35 | Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003(32/64 bits) Driver only (ZIP file) | 29,44 MB | MD5: 178e43c46bac24dfe4e2b91acc0c072f
R2.35 | Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) | 29,31 MB | MD5: 5923a47915c1ef8bce36c8cb8202a2f4
Linux driver (2.6) | 5.13 | 4,91 MB | MD5: 0c0d8fba29a7082dd7640a697f4079cc
R2.35 | ATI HDMI Audio Device | 16,96 MB | MD5: 05b516d49f869a3806fe21b34770aac1

Driver Package R2.35
    Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
    1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662,
ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275
    2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC,
ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273,
ALC887,ALC670, ALC275
    3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
    4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008,
Windows7 - x86/x64
    5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
    6. Add/Fix
        1.) Driver :
            1. Customizations.
        2.) Package :
            1. Fix some presentation of Spanish language .
            2. Add "Windows Server 2008 x64 R2" identification folder.

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Extract recordings of DVBH-1000/2000 or Umax Vaova DTV-2900

I have a Umax Vaova DTV-2900 DVB-T Receiver at home.
Recently I wanted to extract a recording from the HDD for archiving. I searched the net and found the Sigmatek Disk Reader (mirror) from a czech source which serves this purpose.

Here I write you the procedure how to extract and convert the recordings from the Umax Vaova DTV-2900 or DVBH-1000/2000 recorder.
First you will need to update the DTV-2900 receiver to the latest Firmware.

Proceed with the following steps:

  1. Install with "Sigma.msi. After the installation it is necessary to restart the system
  2. Connect the HDD from DVBH-1000/2000 or Umax Vaova DTV-2900 to your PC
  3. Run the application "Sigmatek Disk Reader"
  4. From the dropdown list under "Disk" select the correct HDD and press MOUNT
  5. Select the drive letter that will be assign to the drive (for example, Z:)
    Mounted Drive
  6. On the disk M: we find the following or similar structure

            CT 24
            Prima TV

    The files named "data" contain the recorded stream from the DVB-T in the Transport Stream (TS) format.

  7. Copy individual files to your PC-HDD
  8. Add the extension .ts such as "data.ts"
  9. Run program "PVAStrumento.exe"
  10. Open the files "data.ts"
  11. Press the button "make ps"
  12. Choose a new file name and its location with the ending .mpg.
  13. Press the button "Start"
  14. Now we have a standard MPEG2 file that can we can easily play,  edit it with other tools or simply burn it to a DVD.
  15. Now you can go back to "Sigmatek Disk Reader" and select "Unmount"
  16. After you turn off your computer you can disconnect the disc and put it back into your DVBH-1000/2000 or Umax Vaova DTV-2900

Credits go to the czech source where I found this.