Ntoskrnl.exe file is missing or corrupt …..

this is a problem that happened to my daughter and caused some drama until I was able to resolve it. This is how it occured.

On boot-up my daughter (who uses XP) got the following message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

After the initial panic I ran the DOS disc so I could check a few things only to find that the keyboard would not work. I checked the cable and found that the cable was not in properly, so I pushed it in, rebooted and voila it worked.

Dunno what caused the problem and thought there might be more to it so I did a search and found the following site to be the best one for others who may be having this problem. Click on the following link OZZU

Hope this was of some help. I would be interested in any other fixes people have used for this problem.

I’ve been waiting for quite awhile to get a new camera as I wanted to wait for the right one. I decided on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50, and I paid for it with money that I made from blogging. I got it on eBay and it arrived Friday. Normally I would use my Minolta SLR but it’s way too bulky a camera and I wanted something small that I could have with me at all times.

I tell you as far as I am concerned this is a fantastic camera. I’ve had digital cameras before but this is by far the best. I comes with a Leica 28mm lens for wide angle shooting and packs a whopping 7.2 mega-pixels of power. I could list all the technical jargon if you want (just leave a comment) but I find that pretty boring. It has a lot of other nifty features like anti-shake (optical image stabilizer) a 16 scene modes and auto bracketing. The quality of photos in low light condition is also quite good for a digital camera.

The 3 inch LCD screen is also a great feature especially because it allows you to compare two pictures at the same time so you can check composure, lighting and picture quality. Another great thing about the LCD screen is that at a touch of a button you can select “Power LCD” for those occasions when you are shooting in bright sunlight, and “High Angle Mode” for when you are holding the camera above your head. Normally without this mode you get to see stuff all on the LCD. As far as a point and shoot camera goes it certainly does the job.

To finish I like to show a picture of a Swarovski crystal Pegasus for the Fabulous Creature series. Normally its quite difficult to photograph crystal but the DMC-FX50 made it easy.

Pegasus Flying Horse


Make Money With PacMan

Although this is a business and technology blog, we all have to relax sometimes and having a shot at some online games is a good way to do it. The fact that I am offering $20 to the person with the highest PacMan score by the Sunday 29th of April, you can sort of say it is a money making venture and sort of, broadly speaking, a business venture. Anyway I wanted to give all my readers the chance of winning some money.

So far the scores are:

1. Batista ________86,860________ February 10, 2007
2. Tina __________75,040________ December 03, 2006
3. Sire ___________65,270 _______February 14, 2007
4. GameStar ______44,770 _______April 15, 2007, 04:17
5. schenz ________44,280 _______April 18, 2007
6. allie ___________25,860 _______April 02, 2007
7. Searchkingz ____22,900 _______April 01, 2007
8. choppy _______18,800 ________April 15, 2007
9. txkjun ________15,580 ________April 15, 2007
10. gittabest _____12,680 ________April 01, 2007

The score to beat is Batista’s which is 86,860, and if you beat it pray that no-one else beats your because then you have to start again. Those who haven’t joined yet, membership is free. Happy gaming guys.

Yep, we all have had these sort of moments when dealing with computers. I had a particular frustrating problem some time ago but I thought I would post it here just in case it pops it’s ugly head out on someone elses PC.

My frustrating moment happened after I uninstalled some programs in Windows XP. I later tried to run one of my window programs when I got the following error message; Runtime Error 429 ActiveX component can’t create object. I can tell you it really pissed me off because it had to do with keying in the days sales. It bugged me for quite awhile until I found a solution while doing a search on google. It suggested I REGSVR32 certain .dll files but the one that worked for me was REGSVR32 SCRRUN.DLL, which for XP users can be found in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory.

If you’re using XP you will find SCRRUN.DLL in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory. To register this file press the window key (next to ctrl key) and R key together. Once you do this the run box should open and then you should type in the following:

Regsvr32.exe “C:\windows\system32\Scrrun.dll”

Type this exactly or cut and paste, then hit enter. If you get the “Dlregister Server in C:\windows\system32\Scrrun.dll succeeded” it should of worked ok. It did for me.

SBizzTech Is Born!

Welcome to my Business and Technology Blog. This is a first for me as I normally blog on other less technical topics, but I thought nothing ventured nothing gained.

As far as business is concerned, I bring over 30 years of experience to the blog. I hope to do it in layman terms as I hate technical jargon that is baffling than enlightening and I reckon there are a whole lot of people out there who feel the same.

As for the technology blog, shit, that one is really going to be interesting. I will include personal experience in problems I have encountered and solved. I will also be doing posts on free software that I have found and how I rate them.

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