Information about my DreamColor display

I just wanted to post this information about the display I have in my HP8730w. It’s a DreamColor display, and it seems that a few people have had problems with a red shadow in the lower left corner. I, however, don’t have that kind of problem.
Here’s details about my display:

Manufacturer: LGD
Description: LP171WU5-TLB1
Plug and Play ID: LGD0169
Manufacture Date: Week 21, 2008
EDID Revision: 1.4
Display Type and Signal: Digital
Timing Recommendation: 1920x 1200 @60Hz
Screen Size: 370 x 230 mm (~17”)
Display Gamma: 2.20
Red Chromaticity: Rx 0.640 – Ry 0.330
Green Chromaticity: Gx 0.210 – Gy 0.710
Blue Chromaticity: Bx 0.150 – By 0.060
White Point (default): Wx 0.313 – Wy 0.329

HP LG Display Information

How to restart the File Transfer Manager

Maybe you, as I, download a lot from MSDN or Microsoft’s Connect web site?

In that case I’ll assume that you are rather familiar with the File Transfer Manager. But how do you restart it without having to go thru the steps of browsing to the web site and click a download link?

Well, it’s rather easy. Open up an Explorer Window and type this path in the address bar:

%systemroot%\Downloaded Program Files

Start the TransferMgr.exe executable

Or, open a command prompt and do:

> cd %systemroot%\Downloaded Program Files

> TransferMgr.exe


If you want a shortcut on the desktop you can, from within FTM, click Options->General->Application Startup and put a check in “Place application shortcut on the desktop”.

Hope this helps.

IIs requirements for installing SQL Server 2005/8 on Windows Vista or Windows 7

In order to install SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008, some IIs features must be installed on Windows Vista.

First, install IIs 7 using the following steps:

  1. Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs
  4. Programs and Features
  5. Turn Windows features on or off
  6. Enable <Internet Information services>

Select these features:

  • Web management tools:
    — IIS 6 Management Compatibility
    —- IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
    —- IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility
  • World Wide Web Services
    — Application Development Features
    — ASP.NET
    — ISAPI Extensions
    — ISAPI Filters
  • Common Http Features
    — Default Document
    — Directory Browsing
    — HTTP Redirection
    — Static Content
  • Security
    — Windows Authentication


CATALYST install manager has stopped working

CATALYST install manager has stopped working

On my desktop PC, I have an ATI graphics card and Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. For the good part of the last 12 months of new ATI drivers, this error: CATALYST install manager has stopped working,  has plagued me when I have tried to install new updated drivers.

I have finally found a solution to get rid of this error. Here are the steps:

Warning! Do this at your own risk, I can’t held responsible for if this works on your PC or not, nor if something screws up.

  1. Start the Task Manager and kill all processes that has the name of ATI*
  2. Go to Control Panel – Device Manager and expand the Display adapters node. Right click the RADEON* item and select Uninstall. Be sure to select the “Delete the driver software for this device”.
  3. Uninstall all ATI drivers and Control Center entries in the Control Panel –> Program and features.
  4. Install the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility. After the software is installed, start it from C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Installer Clean Up\msicuu.exe.Find and select all entries that has the name of “ATI” and “Catalyst Control Center” and select Remove.
  5. Install the CCleaner utility. Start it and clear any entries that has the name of “ATI” or “Catalyst Control Center”.
  6. Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Change directory to C:\Windows and delete all ATI*.dll>Del ati*.cll /s
  7. Start Regedit, find all things named “ATI” and delete those entries.
  8. Reboot.
  9. Execute your downloaded ATI drivers/Control Center package. When the first dialog appears, click Cancel.
  10. Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Go to the location of where the files where extracted and find ATISETUP.EXE. (in my case C:\ATI\SUPPORT\8-12_vista64_dd_ccc_wdm_enu_72276\Driver\Bin64)
  11. Start the ATISETUP.EXE software with the following arguments: >ATISetup.EXE –install –output SCREEN
  12. Wait for it to finish and then reboot.

Now your system should of the latest Catalyst drivers and utilities installed. Good luck.