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  • Dileepa Prabhakar 17:16 on June 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Great HP support… 

    The wireless card stopped working on my HP DV6040US laptop about a month ago. It happened quite suddenly. Whatever the wireless switch position, the wireless LED would remain red instead of turning blue when wireless was ON. On top of that, the wireless adapter was no longer detected by the operating system (Windows Vista, XP and Linux).

    I searched online and saw many reports with similar problems, with no solution other than sending the laptop to HP for repairs. In my case, that wasn’t the best option since I purchased the laptop in the US and I am now back in India. The laptop is still under warranty. So, today, I finally decided to contact HP online chat support.

    I got through to a person named ‘Billy’ (Bill Gates? Naa 😉 he doesn’t work for HP!). I described the problem, provided the laptop serial number and model number. He then asked me to try the following.

    1) Enter BIOS setup and restore defaults.

    2) Do a BIOS reset by opening up the memory cover of the laptop and disconnecting the BIOS/RTC battery for 5 minutes. (The laptop must be disconnected from mains and the laptop battery should be removed before performing this procedure).

    (1) didn’t help. But (2) worked!

    After I reset the BIOS and put everything back together, I entered BIOS setup, set the correct date & time, re-started the laptop and booted into Windows Vista. This time, when I switched on wireless, the LED turned blue! And it connected to my wireless network perfectly!

    Thinking back, it seems to me that this problem started right around the time I upgraded the BIOS to F.28. HP should clearly do a better job of the BIOS upgrade!

    Here is a link to the HP support manual for dv6000 series laptop with instructions on how to open any part of the laptop.

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01035677/c01035677.pdf

    Thanks to the HP support rep, I was able to get the wireless working on my laptop again.

    Update: Well, the problem recurred after the next reboot. I contacted HP support again and they weren’t of much help this time other than saying that I restore the laptop using the HP restore DVDs. That wasn’t an option in my case (I don’t like their craplets… I always do a clean install). But, I decided to download and install Windows Vista specific chipset and VGA drivers for the notebook from the HP support web site. And, the wireless is working again! I have rebooted a couple of times and the wireless keeps coming back up… so, hopefully this is a permanent fix. I am surprised that this is a chipset/VGA driver issue because the drivers I previously had were from Windows Update and they are the latest WHQL drivers!

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    • Unknown 10:46 on August 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • Unknown 00:35 on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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  • Dileepa Prabhakar 11:48 on August 19, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    How to get Windows Live Mail to work with BonEcho (Firefox 2 Beta) 

    I use both IE7 B3 and Firefox 2 Beta (BonEcho) to surf the web. I used to use Firefox more than IE. Since Windows Live Mail wouldn’t work with BonEcho, I started using IE more.

    Today after I downloaded the nightly build, I thought I would try something to get Windows Live Mail to work with BonEcho. It’s a pretty simple change and it worked! All I had to do was change the user agent string (this is the string that identifies what browser it is).

    Here is what you have to change:

    Open BonEcho

    1. Type ‘about:config’ (without quotes) into the location bar (address bar) and press enter.
    2. Type ‘firefox’ (without quotes) in the Filter field.
    3. Double-click on ‘general.useragent.extra.firefox’ Preference Name.
    4. Change ‘BonEcho’ to ‘Firefox’
    5. Close the page.

    That’s it! All done. Log on to Windows Live Mail and it works like a charm 🙂

    BTW, Windows Live Writer is the best new application I have seen in some time. It’s just so well done & refined for a beta product, I can’t believe that it’s a beta product!

    –Dileepa

     
    • Enter 03:10 on August 26, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      "Sillygloop" Vijay here…Started another space (this one\’s on uniquely Indian experiences)…take a dekko when u find time. Have a great weekened 🙂

    • Unknown 10:46 on August 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Amberdigital Branch,Southern Stars Enterprises Co is specializing in the development and manufacturing of screen advertisings, digital sign, digital signages and LCDs. Established in 1996, we have explored and developed the international market with professionalism. We have built a widespread marketing network, and set up a capable management team dedicated to provide beyond-expectation services to our customers.

      amberdigital Contact Us
      Southern Stars Enterprises Co (Hong Kong Office)
      Add:3 Fl, No.2, Lane 2, Kam Tsin Tsuen, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
      Tel:+852 2681 4099
      Fax:+852 2681 4586
      Southern Stars Enterprises Co (Shenzhen Office)
      Add:DE, 16/F, Building 2, Nanguo Tower, Sungang Road, Shenzhen, China
      Tel:+86 755 2592 9100
      Fax:+86 755 2592 7171
      E-mail:sstar@netvigator.com
      website:www.amberdigital.com.hk
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    • Unknown 00:35 on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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  • Dileepa Prabhakar 07:02 on August 14, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Windows Live Writer 

    A very impressive application. More so for the professional bloggers.

    Although everyone is talking about this new application/service in the Windows Live family, what no one has noticed (or has cared to report) is that this is the first Windows Live branded application built using Microsoft .NET development platform.

    Windows Live Writer blog:

    http://WindowsLiveWriter.spaces.live.com

    Download link:

    Writer.msi

    (This blog post published using Windows Live Writer.)

    –Dileepa

     
  • Dileepa Prabhakar 00:24 on August 3, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    The Next Three Days are the x86 Days 

    I am not much into these number things, but this one is interesting!

    http://slashdot.org/articles/06/08/02/1232229.shtml

    Source: /.

    –Dileepa

     
  • Dileepa Prabhakar 10:05 on July 23, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Digg: Dominated by a bunch of Microsoft haters. 

    Why doesn’t the Technology sub-section have "Microsoft"? It has "Apple", "Linux,Unix" and a bunch of other general sections, but no "Microsoft"!
     
    Seriously… why not? When you consider that most of the traffic comes from people using Windows OS and at least half of the traffic from Internet Explorer, and when you consider Microsoft’s position in the technology industry, it’s really sad to see Digg stoop to a low level and not even list Microsoft in the sub-categories under Technology. Looks like even the founders are very anti-Microsoft.
     
    A bunch of Microsoft haters gather around and all they do is submit negative articles about that company. And they put a negative spin on even the most positive articles about the company. Digg has become an anti-Microsoft promotional site. It’s really sad.
     
    I think I have a new term for these people (anti-Microsoft): "Technology Terrorists"
     
    –Dileepa
     
    • Unknown 12:09 on July 23, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      飘过~
      飘过~

    • huirong 12:41 on July 23, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Software Engineer?!good!so ,whenever my PC get wrong, i will ask you !:P

    • huirong 05:46 on July 24, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      YES,I KNOW!:)sorry,i make a mistack:P,i always carelessness:(…

    • huirong 05:49 on July 24, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I am just the person who use these software!:)such as photoshop,coreldraw,CAD,3dmax,FLASH,an so on!^^

    • Yvonne 10:29 on July 24, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      it seems that u r a specialist in computer.
      my computer has some problems, meybe it has viruses inside.
      whatever welcome to my blog.

  • Dileepa Prabhakar 21:43 on July 2, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    I am a betaMan! 

    I am running:
     
    I was running Windows Live Messenger 8 beta – but it’s out of beta now.
     
    The only reason I am not running Windows Vista beta/CTP is because my laptop is incapable of doing so. (I have been out of my home for more than 3 months now – my desktop had the Feb CTP installed. Will get right back on Vista beta the moment I return back!)
     
    Update: I am also using Firefox 2 alpha (Bon Echo). 
     
    –Dileepa
     
  • Dileepa Prabhakar 05:33 on June 19, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Windows Live Messenger final: Links… 

    You should probably be able to download Windows Live Messenger from this web page tomorrow.
     
     
     
    Also check out the Windows Live Spaces feature list:
     
    Update:
    According to http://www.liveside.net, http://get.live-int.com is an "internal" website, not intended for public use. Liveside also states that http://get.live.com (the actual "intended for public use" site) will be up and running when Windows Live Messenger is relelased.
     
    –Dileepa
     
  • Dileepa Prabhakar 07:15 on May 31, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    I, robot – my evolution (Honda ASIMO)… 

     
  • Dileepa Prabhakar 07:55 on May 27, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Blogging from Microsoft Word 2007 (Beta 2) 

    Wow! Microsoft Office 2007 is simply amazing. I only wish the Vista team were as innovative in their UI design.

     
  • Dileepa Prabhakar 05:30 on May 25, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Windows Live Local updated… 

    … and it’s looking really good.

    I was playing with it and found a couple of cool features.

    Area selection using the mouse: Press the "ALT" key on the keyboard and click-drag the mouse to select an area. Release the mouse and Live Local will zoom to the selected area.

    Easy zoom: Double click on the map on the point of interest and Live Local will center and zoom into that area.

    Super cool!

    (P.S.: I am not sure if these features existed in the previous release.)
    –Dileepa

     
    • Andrew 15:09 on May 25, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, the double click is very useful, hadn\’t noticed that before.
       
      The area selection is even easier if you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, just click it in and drag and it works like the Alt key.
      Also you can use that to quickly zoom in and out by scrolling up and down with the wheel.
       
      Also the best update I feel was the inclusion of UK data (aerial images, birds eye images and business information) seeing as there was only road data before.
      Hopefully they will include other countries soon so they get a larger user base.

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