The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,676 other followers

Archive for August 11th, 2014

Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer… factory reset!

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/11

via +Kristian Köhntopp Chris Blasko originally shared:

Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here’s how the conversation went.

Which ended with the phone of the Telemartketeer being factory reset.

–jeroen

via: Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and….

Posted in LifeHacker, Opinions, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Windows XP, Restore Points and a corrupted SYSTEM registry

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/11

If you ever had one of the below errors and your system does not have Restore Points, then you’re hosed: virtually no chance for recovering from that (except for once case, see below).

The errors are these:

  • Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
  • Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE
  • Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate
  • System error: Lsass.exe
    When trying to update a password the return status indicates that the value provided as the current password is not correct.

To recover from this error, you have to follow the steps in How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting, which requires you to have System Restore turned on as the global steps boil down to this: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: