It happens to all us would be system admins at one stage or another. You install Windows 2000 or Windows XP on a machine, and for some reason (you didn’t check the BIOS, or you have some strange device like a ZIP drive connected), the Windows boot drive, is not C: It’s something else, like D: or E: even. How can you rectify this problem?

  1. Disconnect any strange devices, check your BIOS settings, and reformat.
  2. Do a little registry editing. See the link below (both of them):
    1. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=223188
    2. 2b. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=249321

Within the second link, be sure to follow section 3, under the Resolution section. Your values might be slightly different (especially if you are using Windows XP or Windows 2003), but the idea is the same, correct the drive letter.

Once you have made your changes, reboot, and voila! You can log on to your system, and your Windows drive, is now called C:

NOTE: You will more then likely need to re-install any programs you already had installed. In fact, performing a Windows Repair may very well be in order.

Most people would probably just format and start over, but there are plenty of people who have reasons to use the steps above. There are many things and reasons for the driver letter allocated to your Windows drive or partition, to be something other then C:, and if you really need your system working again, ASAP, and if you don’t have the time to reformat, re-install your software, re-install your drivers, configure your PC to your liking and then finally get back to work, perhaps this is just the guide for you!

If this gets more then 10 diggs, I’ll create a full blown fail safe and fool proof guide. I might even make it a PDF!

Are you Diggin‘ it?

Ever wanted to use your real name, or even your real email address on the internet, but were too afraid to, due to the high probability of a spammer / bot finding it, and exploiting it (not to mention the junk email)?. Using the link below, you can now do just that which you have feared doing for so long!

http://getyourwebsitehere.com/jswb/text_to_ascii.html

That’s right, it converts whatever you want, into ASCII code, which is unreadable by spammers and bots, but still displays correctly on the page!

There are plenty of sites on the internet that will do this, and there are also many tools. I know that converting normal text and code into ASCII code is not something of a new practice, but just how many people actually know about it, or how to do it?

I’ve converted some text on this page into ASCII, can you find it?

That’s Right. Just as the heading states. Blizzard are releasing Starcraft 2. I think I have lost count of the many people that told me many times that Starcraft 2 will be a never.

Well! To all those of you who told me Starcraft 2 would never here; To all those of you who told me the original developers took it to their graves when they left Blizzard; To all those of you who told me Blizzard were too busy with World of Warcraft; and finally to all those of you who were just talking out your asses;

NYYYYYEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!! It’s here!!! So go and check it out right now!

Starcraft 2 Official Website

I really love Last.FM! They really do have a way to accommodate just about everyone in every single way. For example, check out the cool album quilt thingy on the sidebar (you might need to scroll down a little). Isn’t it awesome!

One thing is for sure, I can’t have the Spidey them forever, and when the day comes to change… dang it, it’s gonna be a pain! Well, since you are here, you might as well listen to my Recommended Music!