Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to Reset Your Windows 7 Password

Forgetting your password is never any fun, but luckily there’s a really easy way to reset the password. All you need is a copy of the Windows installation disk and one simple command line trick.

Command Line Trick To Reset Your Forgotten Windows 7 Password

Boot off the Windows disk and select the “Repair your computer” option from the lower left-hand corner.

 Follow through until you get to the option to open the Command Prompt, which you’ll want to select.

First you’ll want to type in the following command to backup the original sticky keys file:
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
Then you’ll copy the command prompt executable (cmd.exe) over top of the sticky keys executable:
copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
Now you can reboot the PC.

Resetting the Password

Once you get to the login screen, hit the Shift key 5 times, and you’ll see an administrator mode command prompt.

Now to reset the password—just type the following command, replacing the username and password with the combination you want:
net user geek MyNewPassword
net user <Your User Name As shown on Screen> <Your New Password>

That’s all there is to it. Now you can login.
Of course, you’ll probably want to put the original sethc.exe file back, which you can do by rebooting into the installation CD, opening the command prompt, and copying the c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe but thats not necessary you can enjoy using your computer again :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How to setup POP Email Account

Friday, January 21, 2011

Disassembly instructions for LaCie 301304U "Design by Neil Poulton" external hard drive

Neil Poulton may be an award winning "industrial designer," but he's not an engineer. This thing is 
a bit tricky to disassemble.
The black shiny plastic top is a single piece cover over a metal bottom plate. It is held in place by 
plastic bumps on the inside edges of the cover that fit into slots in the metal bottom's vertical walls. 
There are no screws.
There are two bumps along each of the long edges of the plastic cover, and two similar ones on the 
short side with the LED light underneath. There are two smaller bumps placed closer together on 
the power/USB/switch side of the drive, and between those is another sort of vertical grapple that 
holds the cover down more firmly on that side.
First, here is what the top (plastic) part of the casing looks like, turned upside down. The various 
snappy things are hilighted. We will release the BLUE ones first, then the GREEN ones, and finally 
the rear RED ones.

To open the case:

1. Use a thin plastic or metal thing (like a putty knife) to pry the plastic away from the metal 
bottom on one of the long sides. Insert a CD or a credit card that you don’t care about into the 
gap to hold it open.

2. Do the same thing with the other side. Your enclosure should now look like this:

(The masking tape isn't related to this procedure; I just like to 
note the voltage and polarity of the power supply on devices 
that don't come with such a label.
[12 volts 2 amps, + on the inside, - outside for this drive.])

3. Pry the side with the blue LED light under it (not the side with the power and USB connectors); 
you should be able to get the drive to fall partway out of the cover on this side if you hold it 
close to vertical and gently pry & rock the casing back & forth. Like this:

4. Carefully wiggle the cover around until it comes free of the back part. The power switch, USB 
port, and power connector are not attached to the top cover, but you should still be very careful 
not to break them. Eventually the middle post/grapple thing should let go and the cover will 
come off completely. Be careful not to drop the drive!

5. Remove the screws and the LED connector.

6. Gently, and very slowly, slide the drive forward away from the SATA connector. The connector 
is soldered onto the board, so if it breaks you’ll need to re-solder a lot of tiny connections. 
Remember to put the four screws back in when you reassemble the drive, otherwise the 
only thing holding it in will be the SATA connector and it will probably break from the 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How to activate windows 7 / Windows Activation / RemoveWAT v2.2.6

Windows 7 RemoveWAT v2.2.6

RemoveWAT v2.2.6
All Windows 7 versions are supported.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions supported.
Fully protects against WAT, and disables trial time bomb in evaluation ISOs.
RemoveWAT removes WAT (Windows Activation Technologies) completely from the OS, whilst still retaining OS genuine status and receiving all updates.
You will still pass the genuine check (WGA).
Disables activation completely but does nothing to the validation.
There will be no windows activation section in control panel.
Windows Activation Technologies will be gone.

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How to FIX Fake 32 GB Kingston Pendrive (Thumb Drive)

fIXING Fake 32 GB Kingston Pendrive (Thumb Drive)

Yesterday I purchased a 32 GB Kingston Pendrive Which I found out to be fake one.
It shows & formats (32 GB Full Capacity) in Windows Explorer (windows xp, Vista)
wihout any error. 

  In order to fix it & know its Actual Capacity I ran some programes.
Now the problem is : It only shows 8 MB and windows cannto format it.

I googled and found some tools but thet didnt work :

Tools Used : 
PDx8_2k_v327.exe (PortFree Production Program version 3.27. [Flash Disk test.zip]) - Which actual did bad i think.

MPTool-2007103-Fix-Usb-key :- Did not detect the pendrive
UdTools1.0.4.6_20081010 :-  Did not detect the pendrive

ChipGenius.exe :- Gave the following result :
      Device Name: +[J:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Generic Flash Disk 2.0 USB Device)

      PnP Device ID: VID = 2000 PID = 2008
      Serial Number: 6&&C7FC0C7&&0&&2
      Revision: 2.80

      Device Type: Standard USB device - USB2.0 High-Speed

      Chip Vendor: micov(???)
      Chip Part-Number: MXT6208

      Product Vendor: Generic
      Product Model: Flash Disk 2.0

      Tools on Web:  http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=16769

I also opned the USB Pendrive Plastic Case & found the following Chip Number (Controler Number I think) : - HUC2168
   The number is different than the one shown by CHIPGENIUS.

Now How do I fix it :
1)  Either to its Original State 32 GB (showed & formated well)
2)  Or to its ACTUAL CAPACITY (Which is for shore >= 1 GB)

Format Large Partitions on FAT32

If you get runtime error, try debug version.

debug version

How to fix "fake" pendrives

  1. Click here to download PortFree Production Program version 3.27.
  2. Extract it and run it. You can use 7-zipIZArc or the latest version of WinRAR to decompress 7-zip.
  3. The interface is kinda **** but that's because it's translated (badly) from chinese or something. It should show a list of all USB flashdrives connected to your computer. Don't click on "Check Flash" or it will disconnect the pendrive, instead, click on "OPTION"
  4. Clink on the "Flash Test" tab. Check only the box "Low Level Format" and set Mode to "All Blocks".
  5. Click on the "Capacity Adjust" tab. Here you'll set the real size of your flash drive. Fake pendrives are usually 128 to 256 MB flash drives with that report a fake capacity that's way bigger. This fixes this. Try a higher capacity FIRST.
  6. Click on the "Others" tab. Check "Removable"
  7. Click "OK" and you'll be back at the main window. Click "RUN" and the process will begin.
  8. Wait until it ends.
Now you'll have a pendrive that, despite being smaller than advertised, will work like a normal pendrive.