Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fix BitWare Causes Spoolsv.exe Program Error in Windows

This situation can occur if BitWare for Windows is installed. The current versions of BitWare are 3.30 and 7.0, which are not fully compatible with the versions of Windows that are listed in the 'Applies to' section of this article. To check to see if BitWare is running, look for instances of Bwagent.exe or Bwprnmon.exe in Task Manager.

Spoolsv.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created. Printer operation cannot continue due to lack of resources.


WARNING : If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Uninstalling the BitWare software is the best course of action, but is not available for all versions.

If uninstalling is not available, you can delete all registry entries and drivers that refer to BitWare manually:

1.Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2.Locate references to BitWare in the following keys in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers\Version-2
3.On the Edit menu, click Delete for each BitWare subtree.
4.Quit Registry Editor.
5.Delete all BitWare drivers from the %SystemRoot%\System32\Spool\Drivers\W32x86 folder.
6.Restart Windows.

Friday, February 20, 2009

How to Create a Password Reset Disk

If you’re running Windows XP Professional as a local user in a workgroup environment, you can create a password reset disk to log onto your computer when you forget your password.

To create the disk:

1.Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
2.Click your account name.
3.Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.
4.Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.
5.Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your local user account.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP

This post describes how to use the System Restore tool to return your computer to a previous working state. System Restore takes a "snapshot" of critical system files and some program files and stores this information as restore points. You can use these restore points to return Windows XP to a previous state.

Follow the steps:
1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
2. Click Start , point to All Programs , point to Accessories , point to System Tools , and then click System Restore . System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next .
4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next . A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK .
5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next . System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page appears.
7. Click OK .

Window XP Troubleshooting

You may inadvertently restore Windows XP to a previous configuration that you do not want. To undo the restoration:

1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
2. Click Start , point to All Programs , point to Accessories , point to System Tools , and then click System Restore . System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next . A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK .
4. On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click Next . System Restore restores the original Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
5. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears.
6. Click OK .

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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With over 550 employees and growing, iYogi’s strategy has been to hire the best talent from major brands like Dell, HP, Microsoft and IBM. iYogi’s three-month training program across multiple technology platforms also focuses on listening, communications and Microsoft certification.

iYogi combines superior talent with proprietary technology (iMantra) to deliver the best technical support service at an incredible price-point. iYogi’s knowledge database, iMantra, grows with every interaction by documenting the problem, its solution and the specifications of the computer hardware, software and all peripherals. iYogi's personalization engine captures the customer's demographic information and his/her behavioral profile.

Every time a contact is made with iYogi the technician references the history of incidents and the customer’s profile to deliver a faster service that is personalized. Enabling less-than-one-minute connectivity with technical specialists and with the ability to schedule a session with a preferred technician, iYogi provides the best technical support experience.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wireless USB from the USB-IF

In this section i am going to discuss and provide technical support about wireless USB. In this post you get information about how to windows use the Wireless USB. With more than 2 billion legacy wired USB connections in the world today, USB is the de facto standard in the personal computing industry. Soon, these same, fast, interoperable connections will become available in the wireless world, with the introduction of Wireless USB from the USB-IF. Wireless USB is the new wireless extension to USB that combines the speed and security of wired technology with the ease-of-use of wireless technology. Wireless connectivity has enabled a mobile lifestyle filled with conveniences for mobile computing users. Wireless USB will support robust high-speed wireless connectivity by utilizing the common WiMedia MB-OFDM Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as developed by the WiMedia Alliance.

UWB technology offers a solution for high bandwidth, low cost, low power consumption, and physical size requirements of next-generation consumer electronic devices.

  • Wireless USB is the first high-speed wireless personal interconnect technology to meet the needs of multimedia consumer electronics, PC peripherals, and mobile devices.
  • Wireless USB will preserve the functionality of wired USB while also unwiring the cable connection and providing enhanced support for streaming media CE devices and peripherals.
  • Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3 meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters.

Monday, February 2, 2009

How to Recover Windows Vista and XP Product Key if Forgotten or Lost

Windows users are used to formatting and re-installing Windows Vista or Windows XP. But a genuine problem may arise if you lose or forget the product key you are given. Windows don't actually save the key you enter in its crudest form. Its encrypted and hidden inside the registry and you can not hunt it down unless you know how. So you must be wondering, HOW? Here is how.

1. First download Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder. Its a freeware open source utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install Windows from your registry. It allows you to print or save your keys for safekeeping.
2. Run the key finder program. Follow any instructions provided by the software.
3. The numbers and letters displayed by the program represent the Windows Vista product key. The product key should be formatted like xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx - five sets of five letters and numbers.
4. Write this key code down exactly as the program displays it to you for use when reinstalling Windows Vista.

So you got the lost or forgotten product key, right? Keep it safe.