Monday, July 2, 2012

How to Manually Register or re-register a .DLL file via Command Line

You have the need to manually register or re-register a .DLL file from a command prompt window

Manually register or re-register a .DLL file using the regsvr32 command
  1. Click Start and type cmd in the Start Search box
  2. right-click cmd (command prompt), and then click Run as Administrator
  3. When prompted by the UAC click Continue
  4. When the command prompt window opens use the 'cd' command to browse to the directory (folder) in which the .DLL file resides
  5. type regsvr32 nameofthefile.dll Note; you can receive a "dllRegisterServer" error when trying to register .dll files if you didn't run command prompt at an elevated error (like mentioned in step 2)
 Syntax of regsvr32;
  • /c Get the console output
  • /s If you don't want any dialogs use this switch for silent option
  • /u Used to unregister .dll files
  • /n Register .dll files without dllRegisterServer
  • /i Register .dll files with DllInstall
regsvr32 /s shell32.dll

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fix for, "The Crystal Report Viewer is unable to create it's resource objects" error message in Internet Explorer

Receiving 'The Crystal Report Viewer is unable to create it's resource objects' error message even after installing the Crystal Report Viewer ActiveX Control 

Manually download, extract and register the necessary .dll files
  1. Go to the following location http://thewebsitewherecrystalisinstalled/crystalreportsviewers11/ActiveXControls/
  2. When prompted save to your local computer
  3. Open the cabinet file and copy the contents of it to C:\
  4. Click on Start and type in cmd in the search box.  Right click on cmd and select Run as Administrator
  5. Type the following commands in the Command prompt window; hit Enter after each line
  • cd\

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to enable auto login on Windows 7 & Windows Vista

Need/want to enable auto login on Windows 7 or Windows Vista when multiple accounts exist, such as the Administrator account.

Perform the following steps to enable auto login
  1. Click Start and type netplwiz in the Search field and then press Enter.  Click Continue when the UAC window appears
  2. In the Window that comes up, uncheck the 'Users much enter a username and password to use this computer' check box
  3. Click Apply
  4. When the next dialog box opens up type the name of the account that you want to enable auto-login my default (if the account does not have a password then leave this field blank)
  5. Click OK and then Exit

How to enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 7 & Windows Vista via command line

Unable to log into a PC running Windows 7/Vista as Administrator because the account is disabled/hidden

Enable the built-in Administrator account by following these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box
  2. right-click cmd (command prompt), and then click Run as Administrator
  3. When prompted by the UAC click Continue
  4. At the command prompt window, type net user administrator /active:yes and then press Enter
  5. Log off as current user and login as Administrator Note: No password has been set on the Administrator account by default so be sure to set one
  6. You can deactivate the Administrator account by typing net user administrator /active:no

Friday, June 22, 2012

How to sync Samsung Galaxy S3 with iTunes using Kies

Switching from  an iPhone to an Android power device will cause you to lose the ability to transfer media from your iTunes library.

Download, install and configure Samsung Kies
  1. Download and install Kies from
  2. After your download has completed connect your device and run Kies
  3. Follow the promps on Kies to setup media conversion with iTunes Note: From personal experience I originally had trouble with Kies connecting to my device when I had Easy Phone Tunes installed and configured.  I uninstalled Easy Phone Tunes to fix this problem
  4. Press the Sync tab across the top of the Kies program window, then place a check mark in the box next to the media your would like to sync.
  5. Press the Sync button to sync your iTunes media with your device

How to sync Samsung Galaxy S3 with iTunes using Easy Phone Tunes

Switching from  an iPhone to an Android power device will cause you to lose the ability to transfer iTunes media. 

Install and configure Easy Phone Tunes from Media Mushroom on you PC/MAC and your device
  1. Download Easy Phone Tunes from the Google Play Store and run on your device. 
  2. Download and run the setup for Easy Phone Tunes from Note: If your phone is not detected by Easy Phone Tunes download and install Kies from 
  3. Follow the Easy Phone Tunes setup wizard when prompted to sync your device

How to disable GET/DEVMgmt/DiscoveryTree.xml HTTP/1.1 print out on HP Printers

Receiving unwanted print outs from your HP printer saying GET/DEVMgmt/DiscoveryTree.xml HTTP/1.1

Disable printer status notification (Steps may vary slightly depending on OS)
  1. Start > Devices and Printers/Printers and Faxes
  2. Right Click on the printer and select Printer properties
  3. Select the Device Settings tab
  4. Under Installable Options, click on the drop-down menu to the right of Printer Status Notification and select Disabled
  5. Click Apply and then OK 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Symantec Ghost 11.5 Span Volume [1] Done (1659) error

While using Symantec Ghost to image a PC the following error message pops up:

Symantec Ghost needs to open an image span.
Please insert next disk and choose OK, or choose Browse to locate the next image span.

The easiest solution is to hit cancel on the error message instead of browse.  This will cause the creation of the error file.  Look in the same location that Ghost was launched from and locate the error file.  Read through the error file carefully and it will tell you exactly what the name of the .ghs file (image span) it is looking for.  Rename your image span .ghs file/s to match.

Note: I have seen this problem mostly on image files that end with a number. 

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH in Adobe Creative Suite 4

Receiving the following error message trying to open 'Media Encoder' in Adobe Creative Suite 4.

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Adobe Media Encoder.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 48b3250d
Fault Module Name: WatchFolder.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 48b32139
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00008a83
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

Delete/Move the file causing the problem
  1. Browse to the following location in the User's profile; C:\Users\USERNAME\appdata\roaming\adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\4.0
  2. Delete or move the following file from the folder "Watch Folder Info.xml"
Remember, if working with a user that has a roaming profile be sure to delete/move the "Watch Folder Info.xml" file out of the network copy of the user's profile as well. 

Adobe Distiller Error: invalidfont;

When trying to convert pages to .PDF's the following error was displayed;

%[ ProductName: Distiller ]%%
66xtcje not found, using Courier.
%%[ Error: invalidfont; OffendingCommand: xshow ]%%
[100 100 99 100 40 89 40 110 95 100 48 88 91 88 74 0]

%%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
%%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

Restored Windows 7 Default font settings by;
  1. Open Fonts by clicking Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking appearance and Personlization, and then clicking fonts
  2. In the left pane, click Font settings
  3. Click Restore default font settings