Tag Archives: Windows

Disappearing folder – bug in Windows 7

In process of testing one of our automation software I hit interesting Windows 7 bug. First I found it in our software, and right away tested this scenario on Windows 7, and bug was there. The bug. Create folder on … Continue reading

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When Windows automatic update suddenly stops updating Windows automatically

Recently we noticed that some of our test and dev servers were not updating automatically through Windows or Microsoft update. It was real pain to find why this happened. There are numerous threads in the Internet about failed Windows update, … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s PowerShell hangs when output is captured using Windows API

I was debugging a program that uses Windows API (Creating a Child Process with Redirected Input and Output) to capture stdout of Microsoft’s Windows PowerShell. Script passed to PowerShell (-File switch) didn’t execute and PowerShell just hanged until killed by … Continue reading

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Windows API PlaySound error / silence

Today stumbled at strange behavior of Windows API function PlaySound in combination with SND_FILENAME flag. There are two scenarios: No sound is played, and PlaySound returns success (TRUE) in combination with SND_ASYNC; No sound is played, and PlaySound returns failure … Continue reading

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March 2011, links

HTML5 Web Storage in Essence from Wayne Ye. Sacha Barber again about: Task Parallel Library (3 of n). Video of: Upgrading through every version of Microsoft Windows.

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Windows Update leads to spam site (hus.parkingspa.com/hc3.asp) today

Today when trying to update one of my Microsoft Windows – Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and clicking to More Information link, it led my browser to SPAM site (DO NOT VISIT IT!): http://hus.parkingspa.com/hc3.asp – DO NOT VISIT IT! It happens … Continue reading

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No ODBC driver after installing Oracle 11g R2

Today, after installing Oracle Database 11g R2 Client there was no ODBC driver listed under Data Sources (ODBC) window. First I tried to change Setup type to Administrator, then Instant Client, etc… noting worked. Then I remembered my last issue … Continue reading

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xcopy problem – Invalid drive specification – 0 File(s) copied

Recently I started getting the following errors from one of my batch files. Invalid drive specification 0 File(s) copied The problem was, that I didn’t have specified drive at all, because I was using UNC path (\\ComputerName\SharedFolder\Resource). So, xcopy is … Continue reading

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Windows cannot be installed to this disk 0×80300001 in Windows 7 Setup

When installing Windows 7 onto Gigabyte SATA RAID, I got two errors: Windows cannot be installed to this disk 0×80300001 Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error: 0×80300001 Windows Setup sees the RAID volume, and one of … Continue reading

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IIS 7.5 error: Handler “PageHandlerFactory-Integrated” has a bad module “ManagedPipelineHandler” in its module list

Today I installed Clean Windows Web Server 2008 R2 64-bit with IIS 7.5. To my surprise opening .NET 4.0 application I received the following error: IIS 7.5 Detailed Error – 500.21 – Internal Server Error Server Error in Application “DEFAULT … Continue reading

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