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Apache2

Configuration on MAC Snow Leopard: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

“It worksP page is located under: /Library/WebServer/Documents/index.html.en

To restart apache2 after changing: sudo apachectl restart

Site local: /Users/Valdy/Sites/MacDevSite/

MAC URL Test: http://127.0.0.1/~Valdy/MacDevSite

Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1293484/easiest-way-to-activate-php-and-mysql-on-mac-os-10-6-snow-leopard

 

How to transfer Outlook auto-complete addresses to a new computer

You need move your Outlook email from one computer to another at some point in time. Transferring Outlook emails, calendar, contacts and tasks is a fairly simple procedure, but it would also be nice to transfer the auto-complete addresses. In case you’re not sure what is Auto-complete in your profile folder, go to Application Data directory, then to Microsoft and finally to Outlook …

Challenge

You need move your Outlook email from one computer to another at some point in time. Transferring Outlook emails, calendar, contacts and tasks is a fairly simple procedure, but it would also be nice to transfer the auto-complete addresses.

What is Auto-complete in Outlook?

In case you’re not sure what is Auto-complete in Outlook, the autocomplete is when you open a new email form and begin typing in an address into the To:, Cc or Bcc box and it will come up like this:

Notice that I typed the letter jo and Outlook contacts automatically appeared below. These are addresses that I have previously sent email to and that’s why they show up. This is extremely useful if someones email address is very different from their name because all you have to remember is there name.

Solution

Here are the steps in order to successfully transfer the auto-complete history to another computer. Please note that this blog is trying to explain to move Outlook 2007 from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

1. Close Outlook if it’s open.

2. Next you’ll have to turn on viewing of hidden files, so go to My Computer in XP or Computer in Vista, then go to Tools and finally Folder Options. In Vista, you might have to press ALT in order to see the menu.

3. Click on the View tab and then select the Show hidden files and folders radio button under the Hidden Files and Folders option. Also make sure the Hide extensions for known file types checkbox directly below hidden files is unchecked.

4. Now in My Computer, go to your profile folder under Document and Settings. In Vista, you will find your profile folder in the Users folder.

5. Once in your profile folder, go to Application Data directory, then to Microsoft and finally to Outlook. So the final path should be something like:

Vista: C:\User\[user_name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

6. In the Outlook folder, look for a file with a .NK2 extension. This is the file that contains all of the autocomplete information. Copy that file and transfer it to the new computer.

Finally, go to the different location on the new computer which is C:\Users\[user_name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook and paste the .NK2 file there. Start Outlook and open a new email. When you start typing, all of your previous autocomplete addresses will show up.

How to access your PC to get the data back?

Solution

You need to have a rescue disk ready. There are some options available such as Windows PE or Bart PE. This blog specifically discuss about Bart PE software.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Download Bart PE application from www.nu2.nu/pebuilder
  2. Get Windows XP CD or a machine that running on XP.
  3. Download from driverpacks.net for LAN drivers for XP. If you know the model of you machine, you can always download from the vendor website for the Driver and Download. Please note that ensure that you download the right driver for either x86 or 64 bit.
  4. Thumb drive or USB drive where the file is going to be moved
Install the Bart PE by default it points to C:\PEBuilder3110a\
Extract driverpacks or driver and put into C:\PEBuilder3110a\drivers\Net
For example: the source: C:\Temp\Drivers\Broadcom\*.* target will be C:\PEBuilder3110a\drivers\Net\Broadcom\*.*
Once installed, run the application by going to C:\PEBuilder3110a\pebuilder.exe
In the PE Builder main window, point Source to where you put your Win XP.
Output: BartPE
Select Burn to CD/DVD and click Build.
Once it completed, insert the thumb drive first.
Then insert the Bart PE CD into the machine and boot up through CD/DVD device.
In some case, you may have blue screen death.
See: http://securityvibe.net/2009/07/21/bartpe-or-other-bootable-distro-gives-blue-screen-0x0000007b/ Possibly due to SATA disc for newer machine. You can either set ATA or AHCI mode in the BIOS. In this case Dell machine, it’s lcoated under System Configuration > SATA Operation. Some DELL hardware sets as IRRT (for newer model).
Wait for few minutes, the machine will load Bart PE.
If you need to move file accross network, then you allow the networking.
To access the file, just click START > Program Files > ADR3 and this is similar to explorer in Windows.
Locate the file that you need to copy and paste into the thumb/USB drive.

Supporting Dell Hardwares

Solution: 

Try to do housekeeping first (the basic step) and this will help them to narrow down the issue and solve the problem quickly.

PC Troubleshooting methods

  1. Have a service tag handy
  2. Run diagnostics – Restart the PC and press F12 and select Diagnostics. The basic test took only 5 minutes while the complete one took about 30 minutes.
High Pitch Issue
  • Take out the speaker by opening keyboard
  • Replace hard drive
  • Run diagnostics
  • Put the CD into CD-bay and let it run
  • Update the sound card driver from Dell Support
  • It seems that if the disc start to write and sound is gone but when idle then the noise comes up again
Blue Screen Death (iastorv.sys)
  • Can’t get the memory dump both small and complete. It’s failed.
  • Possibly related on the Windows Update which is updating one of the driver.
  • Dell can’t pin point this issue and the only way to do it is to reinstall the OS.
  • Reinstall the Windows OS solved the problem.
Rebuilding Dell Latitude E6400 Manually
  • Install Windows Vista Business 32 bit using Reinstalation DVD Windows Vista Vusines 32BIT SP1 DVD
  • Giving the standard PC name
  • Install drivers from Dell Drivers and utilities DVD
  • Do Windows Update
  • Install Microsoft Office 2007 Business/Professional
  • Install Dell Application DVD – Cyberlink PowerDVD (comes from Dell)
  • Install Roxio Creator 9.0 DE DVD (comes from Dell)
  • Install CutePDF
  • Install Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Install Adobe Flash Player
  • Create H (home directory)
  • Create S (shared) drives
  • Change the Workgroup/Domain
  • Copy I386 folder into temp folder
References
  • Dell Latitude E6400
  • Microsoft Windows Business 32 bits
  • Contact number for Dell Premium Support: 1300 661 702