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Sunday, August 31, 2008

How to make Outlook 2003 or 2007 start in INBOX


If you want to make Outlook start with the focus on the INBOX when you launch the program then follow the steps here:

go to Tools > Options > Other tab > Advanced Options, click the Browse button and Select "Inbox", click OK, OK, Apply and OK to exit

see screenshot:

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Volumouse - Control the sound volume with a wheel mouse

Volumouse v1.57 - Control the sound volume with a wheel mouse


Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system - simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse.
It allows you to define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume. For example: You can configure Volumouse to use your mouse wheel for volume control when the Alt key is hold down, when the left mouse button is down, when the mouse cursor is over the taskbar, and so on...
When the conditions that you define are not satisfied, your mouse wheel will be used for the regular scrolling tasks, exactly as before.


System Requirements
  • Windows operating system: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista. (Windows 95 is not supported)
  • Wheel mouse
  • Sound card.

Download Volumouse for manual installation (

Download self-install executable for automatic installation (volumouse_setup.exe)

Download Volumouse x64 for manual installation (

Monday, August 25, 2008

Solution: because of a protocol error, this session will be disconnected. Please try connecting to the remote computer again



i had remote desktop up and running on a  PC and then i got this:
"because of a protocol error detected at the client (code 0x1104), this session will be disconnected.
please try connecting to the remote computer again"
pls help!



The most common reason why this is happening is because you are using a custom VISUAL STYLE with your computer. Set the visual style back to LUNA on XP or CLASSIC and see if the error occurs again. Most likely it will not. Not all visual styles produce this error, but if you want a custom visual style on the remote computer then you will have to find a compatible visual style that works with RDP via trial and error.

Another solution would be to set the RDP client to NOT use the visual styles by unchecking the box that says THEMES (see pic below):



Monday, August 11, 2008

Windows LIVE photo gallery does not start (open) when you double click on an image



Windows LIVE photo gallery does not start (open) when you double click on an image


Until Microsoft fixes this problem in the future builds of Windows Live Photo Gallery, here is how to resolve the problem.

Login as Administrator or equivalent. Click Start, Run and type:

regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\PhotoViewerShim.dll”

Press {ENTER}

Note that there is a space after the word regsvr32 in the above command-line.

You should now see the following message:

DllRegisterServer in C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\PhotoViewerShim.dll succeeded.

Now you should be able to open image file types using Windows Live Photo Gallery.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Install Realtek Audio Driver Failure!! Error code: 0xE0000227

Common problem with Realtek Audio Driver installation
Question: Realtek High Definition Audio is on the motherboard. Attempts to install drivers for it, from various sources including the CD supplied with the computer as 'XP Drivers', a file recommended by DriverDetective and one from Realtek site, fail towards the end of the installation process with a cryptic 'failed' message. One error code announced is 0xE0000227 Does anyone know what this means and what has generated it? I wonder if anyone else has encountered this sort of problem with sound in a dual boot? The Vista installation partition is Hidden and Vista has not been booted at all when I try these installations. The Installshield runs for quite a long time, extracting many files and it is almost at the end of a progress bar when it fails. This seems to imply that it thinks it is installing to the correct hardware??
ANSWER: I searched Google using the error code you provided and found this problem to be very common. The most common solution was this:
1) open device manager click "system devices" disable "microsoft UAA bus driver for high definition audio"
2)uninstall "UAA bus driver" make rescan devices (Note: Not all had this step. You may want to skip it.)
3) install realtek driver the realtek driver includes the UAA driver too.
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