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Sunday, March 29, 2009

PC Log On & Off Immediately

An ex-colleague asked a favour to check on her hubby pc. Kena all sorts of viruses! Then the pc was having problem logging on to window. After it start up, log on, it got log out immediately. Luckily I have the tool to help me work on the problem.

Use ERD Commander to boot up.

Click START - RUN. Type REGEDIT. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ WindowsNT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon

In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,"

Type the above value exactly as given, including the comma - exclude the quotes.

Close Registry Editor and restart Windows.

Managed to logon to Windows successfully.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Remove Downad.AD Virus

Almost 50% of the company pc was infected by virus, including servers. This DOWNAD.AD virus darn power! Even the most powerful antivirus I use is unable to detect or clean the virus. Additional tools are required to force Windows to delete the infected file.

Come across this site called UnLocker  which is able to delete the stubborn virus. 

Symantec also have a fix tool which is able to remove the virus. Click here to download the tool

Friday, March 27, 2009

The account has been restricted, please contact system administrator

Woahhh, been spending lots of hours trying to figure out how to troubleshoot the above error message on one of the user pc. Don't know what causes the error, but it just happened.
Better document this for future reference. For those who encountered similar problem, do this :-

Sign on the the pc using local pc Administrator account.

Right mouse click MY COMPUTER – PROPERTY – COMPUTER NAME. Click CHANGE. Under MEMBER OF, click on WORKGROUP & key in WORKGROUP. Click OK. Then restart the pc.

Then sign in again using local pc Administrator account.

Right mouse click MY COMPUTER – PROPERTY – COMPUTER NAME. Click CHANGE. Under MEMBER OF, click on DOMAIN & key in the domain name. Click OK. Then restart the pc.

The user should be able to logon to the domain w/out problem.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sign Language

A woman gets on a city bus. She looks at the driver and holds up one hand; the driver holds up two hands.

Next, the woman points up; the driver points down.
Then, the woman grabs her breast; the driver grabs his crotch.

Finally, the woman grabs her butt and gets off the bus.

A curious passenger asked the bus driver what the odd motions were all about.

The driver explained, "The woman is a deaf-mute. She asked me if a bus
ride is five cents, and I told her it was ten cents"

"Next, she asked if the bus was going uptown, and I told her it was
going downtown. Then, she asked if the bus was going pass the
milk-farm,and I told her it was going pass the ball-park."

The passenger interjected, "Okay, but why did she grab her butt as she
left the bus?"

The driver continued, she replied "Oh shit, I'm on the wrong bus!"

Monday, March 23, 2009

Text Message - 1 Unread SMS

Been having this problem on my smartphone. On screen it says, 'text message - 1 unread'. But all sms has been read. Luckily I found this website, Freeware for Pocket PC which has the tool to fix the problem. Best of all, there are hundreds of free software available for smartphones / pocket pc out there. Salute to the people who come out with this brilliant software creation.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bush & Israeli Mossad

After numerous rounds of 'We don't even know if Osama bin Laden is still alive', Osama himself decided to send George Bush a letter in his own hand writing to let him know he was still in the game.

Bush opened the letter and it contained a single line of coded message:


Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condoleezza Rice. Condi and her aides had not a clue either, so they sent it to the FBI.

No one could solve it at the FBI so it went to the CIA, and then to MI6.

Eventually they asked the Mossad (Israeli intelligence) for help.

Within a minute the Mossad emailed the White House with this reply:

'Tell the President he's holding the note upside down.'

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The spoon

A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in an organization.

Last week, we took some friends to a new restaurant, & noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little strange. When the busboy brought our water and utensils, I observed that he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket.

Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets. When the waiter came back to serve our soup I inquired, 'Why the spoon?'

'Well, 'he explained, 'the restaurant's owner hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all of our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.'

As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced it with his spare. 'I'll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now.' I was impressed.

I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter's fly. Looking around, I saw that all of the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. So, before he walked off, I asked the waiter, 'Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?'

'Oh, certainly!' Then he lowered his voice. 'Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also learned that we can save time in the restroom. By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.

I asked quietly, 'After you get it out, how do you put it back?'

'Well,' he whispered, 'I don't know about the others, but I use the spoon.'

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Got into a highway accident last week. Bad scratch from front all the way to the back. All because I was tired & fell asleep while driving. The car got too close to the divider & it all happened so fast. Loud bang! Swerve to the left & right, managed to control the vehicle. As it was late night, only 2 vehicles behind me, quite a distance away. I think they got shocked, but the shocked me & my darling had is unimaginable.

Stopped at rest area & inspect the damaged. I didn't feel that bad, as I'm glad, we managed to escape unhurt. My darling felt the same too. Thank goodness. Dent can be repair & repaint, but if due to my reckless & my darling got hurt, I don't know how to forgive myself. I will rather get injured than my darling.


Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room with an Open window.

Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door.

Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation.

If they are counting the bricks put them in the accounts department .

If they are recounting them.. put them in auditing ..

If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks put them in engineering .

If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order put them in planning .

If they are throwing the bricks at each other put them in operations .

If they are sleeping put them in security .

If they have broken the bricks into pieces put them in information Technology .

If they are sitting idle put them in human resources .

If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved put them in sales.

If they have already left for the day put them in marketing .

If they are staring out of the Window put them on strategic Planning.

And then last but not least if they are talking to each other
and not a single brick has been moved...

Congratulate them and put them in Top management
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