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Trying to understand how this world works.


Mar
30
comment Is DELL's HP-P2507FWP PSU's 20-pin connector wiring non-standard?
Indeed this turned out to be a problem of bad capacitors. Thank you! Please post as an answer so that I can accept.
Feb
28
comment Firefox always the one causing BSOD 0x124 on Windows 7 64-bit
This is such a difficult problem to troubleshoot... Since this isn't a critical show stopper (but annoying nevertheless) I was tracking the problem, suspecting malware (see above updates). Getting rid of that malware (how did it get in?) initially seemed to have mitigated the problem, but it eventually resurfaced. Answering your question: No I cannot reproduce the same problem with any other web browser or application. The graphics card I have is NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE (yes, I know it's old but I'm not a gamer). Another +1.
Feb
13
comment Firefox always the one causing BSOD 0x124 on Windows 7 64-bit
Thanks +1 for a great answer. Once upon a time, there were Windows 3.1/95/98/98se/Me which were all characterized by applications having access to the kernel's address space. With the intro of W2K (based on NT4), this problem seems to have been solved, as I never experienced this kind of application crashing the OS in Windows 2000 and XP. What happened to in Windows 7? or to Firefox? Does Firefox interact with the OS in the Kernel level?
Feb
13
comment Firefox always the one causing BSOD 0x124 on Windows 7 64-bit
@techie007 Kernel level yes. Video driver impossible, as it always bugcheck 0x124 which leads to ntoskrnl.exe.
Jan
11
comment How to find the source of this BSOD? How to fix it?
Yes it's a good thing but I already get all that information from BlueScreenView. The only advantage of !analyze -v is the ability to show the source code if I have it and since I am not the developer of ntoskrnl.exe, it doesn't help me. Aside from the fact that it's horribly bloated and further compromises the stability of the system. Installing it is only justified when you develop drivers.
Jan
9
comment How to find the source of this BSOD? How to fix it?
BlueScreenView is exactly where I took the information I posted in my question. The back-track stops at what I posted originally: ntoskrnl.exe+18d513. The comment posted by @AndrejaKo is the best answer so far.
Jan
9
comment How to find the source of this BSOD? How to fix it?
This is good for driver developers, not for an admin.
Jan
8
comment How to find the source of this BSOD? How to fix it?
@AndrejaKo This is a great resource. Looks like exactly what I have been looking for. Please re-post as an answer and I will accept it. Thanks +1 for now.
Dec
22
comment Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
Thanks, the CHKDSK x: /f /r from Windows 2000 worked. (repeating recovery console was futile, I am lucky that I had Windows 2000 on that computer in dual boot config). It turns out that the SYSTEM registry file was corrupt. All I had to do is find some way to fix it.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
ultrasawblade Yes it is. In fact, I tried both 255.255.255.0 and 255.255.0.0 -- none of them yielded the desired result.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
@typoknig Good question but this isn't the problem I am trying to solve. That 1st router has been working for years as it is today and I have no desire to change that. If DD-WRT cannot support something as simple as bridging two subnets, then I will simply revert back to the stock firmware, which worked perfectly in this mode until I decided to "upgrade" to DD-WRT yesterday.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
@typoknig Good question because it allows me to clarify that I am not interested in more than one DHCP server on my network. Only the 2nd router is DHCP. The 1st one (the one connected directly to the Internet through a cable modem) is 100% static.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
P.S. I would have voted you up but don't have enough points yet.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
Thank you. Yes, triple-NAT for the purpose of a guest network is exactly what I am trying to do, except that I don't want the devices from the 2nd router to have the same subnet as the 1st and I want to keep the 1st static. I want to keep the 1st 192.168.14.x and the 2nd 192.168.1.x. The funny thing is that it worked perfectly with the router's stock firmware before flashing it to DD-WRT on the WAN port, so apparently that stock firmware automatically did what I manually need to do in DD-WRT. I am sure DD-WRT can do this, but I don't know that "secret" setting.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
No, I didn't do anything weird with LAN/WAN port assignments, simply because I don't like to change anything I don't understand. Yes, router 2's WAN is connected to the LAN port of router 1. I just posted an update that describes the existing routing table, so this may shed some more light.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
Yes, it is, but so far no luck in making this work. There is one tiny detail or trick that's missing but I don't know what it is. The routing table also looks fine but when I tracert 192.168.14.1 (1st router), I get the first hop 192.168.1.1 fine, but the next hop 192.168.14.31 Destination host unreachable. This drives me crazy because I don't understand what's going on and why this is happening.