Sunday, November 06, 2011

IP Scanner

The need for a tool to scan a sub net, or a segment therein, is needed at times, especially when looking for a networking device.IP Scanner on does the job. It is easy to use and very clear in its output.

Windows 7 ISO

While looking for a copy of Windows 7 to upgrade a client's computer if found all versions linked on Technically Personal. I looked over Microsoft's page and couldn't easily find any download links. Technically Personal has many things to offer and appears to be a great resource.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nintendo 3DS

What can I say about the 3DS but Awesome! I got my black one on launch day back in March 2011 and have had a blast with it. It plays the new 3DS games and the old DS games. The 3-D feature is very simple to use and easy to view.

They dropped the price from $250 to $170 a few days ago, wow $80 drop just 6 months in. To make up for that difference, Nintendo announced the Ambassador Program. This program will provide the ones that bought the 3DS at $250 vouchers for 20 free games from the eShop. Nintendo will release the vouchers in two waves. The first wave will be September 1st allowing us to get 10 free Classic NES titles. The second wave will be in November or December for 10 free GBA Virtual titles. I'm really pumped about this program and look forward to rediscovering these classic games. Enjoy!

Clone a hard drive

I found a tool from EaseUs called Disk Copy. This is a simple tool that creates a bootable disc/USB and allows you to either copy a single partition or the entire disk to another hard drive. Additionally, EaseUs offers another tool called ToDo Backup. They offer a free and paid version of this program which allows you to copy a single partition or the entire disk to another hard drive while running Windows if you are unable to boot to the disc, as well as additional features including backup tools. This tool worked very well and solved my problem. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Create a shortcut with this path and start in
Path: %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe netplwiz.dll,UsersRunDll
Start in: %windir%

Thursday, April 28, 2011

CD/DVD drive no longer recognized

My CD/DVD drives were not listed in My Computer. I checked the Device Manager and it reports the drivers are corrupt. After much searching I found a Microsoft Support page FixIt tool:

After running this tool, with Administrator creds, it found an fixed my driver issue. You need XP SP3 or better to use this tool. Enjoy