Monthly Archives: February 2012

Case of the USB 3.0 BSOD

Ok so I had built this new Fujitsu T901 tablet which was performing pretty well with a quick 256 GB SSD making Windows 7 move along nicely. Sadly I didn’t have a chance to put Windows 8 on this puppy. … Continue reading

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Announcing the Auto Mini-Dump Analyser

Sometimes when I’m on the move I can’t get to a WinDbg console; so for convenience I’ve set up an automated email responder that will analyse mini dump files that you will find in C:\Windows\Minidump folder after a blue screen … Continue reading

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Netsh Trace–Use It!

One of the great advantages of Windows 7/2008 R2 is the built in network tracing capability. (I think this was included in Vista/Server 2008 but that memory has been erased from my mind) NetSh itself has now become a vastly … Continue reading

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Case of the Disappearing PDF

Yesterday a colleague showed me an interesting problem. Opening a PDF from Internet Explorer would result in the following error message There was an error opening this document. This file cannot be found. (Apologies to the world; we were unfortunately … Continue reading

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Case of the Quirky CreateElement and the Empty Drop-Down List

I am not a web developer, but sometimes old school websites (i.e. IE6 days) stand in the way of deploying new operating systems and technical progress. So even if you’re not a developer some basic web debugging skills are very … Continue reading

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