Monday, 4 May 2015

How to skip the login screen Windows 7 PC

Skip Login Screen in Window 7

- Lakshman

There is a way to skip the logon window screen even if you haven't deleted your password.
 So try the following,

1. Go to Start-->Type Computer Management-->Click on Computer Management.  or 
             Start -->Run --> compmgmt.msc
2. Expand "Local Users and Groups", highlight "Users" and you should see your account in the right
 pane. Right click on your account and set a password.

Follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, click Run, and type "control userpasswords2" without quotes. 


 2. Highlight your account and uncheck the
       "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer".

    3. Click Apply.

    4. Enter the password, then click OK.

    5. Click OK again and you're all done.

Now just pressing the power button should get you to the desktop directly without clicking anything.

    Thursday, 19 February 2015

    How to get rid of mdi064.dll Windows startup error message

    Every morning I just start up my PC just to see the hell of popups and malwares starting up. However I happened to clean up all of em except this loner,

    The message read:
                "There was a problem starting                                                                 
                  The specific module could not be found"

    And I was really frustrated about this little popup and din't know how to get rid of it anyway.

    Some sites suggested that I download and run a full system scan of the free version of Malwarebytes.

    So, I want to know where these startup programs run from and found the msconfig command.

    Some info about why this is a Malware:

    •   The library "mdi064.dll" has been detected as malware by 8 anti-virus scanners.
    •   It is automatically set to start up on every windows logon via the current user registry key 'tsiVideo'
    Now, How to disable this item from starting up,
         Windows key + R and type the run command "msconfig"

    And press Enter key, and now you will see "System configuration utility" interface

    Check for this "tsiVideo" Startup item and disable it(Remove the checkbox). This is the bugger which contains the startup link to the mdi064.dll file located at "C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\\". Since its detected as a malware and deleted by your antivirus software, it will no longer be available at that location and shows the dll file is missing.

    After disabling this item, restart the computer to take effect. And you will no longer see this weird popup again.

    If you still have any problems facing mail me or leave a comment. I'll be at your help anytime.

    Saturday, 7 February 2015

    How I installed Android's Lollipop update on my Moto G2

    I got a system update notification from the Motorola Notification Services on 3rd Feb 15(What better gift I can get on my birthday).

    I clicked on the notification and the above displayed "New system software available". Tapped "Yes, I'm in" to download the update.

    The update software is almost ready to install,

    When the download is finished, tap on Install now. But please make sure you have at least 50% to 60% battery charge available so that you don't end up into any issues. If you don't have enough charge available on your phone just click "Later" and once your battery is sufficient you can install the update from System Update in Setting menu. You don't have to download it again. And you cannot make or receive phone call during the update process. I had exactly 50% charge while still in charge so I clicked on install now.

    Once clicked on Install your phone restarts once the update is installed and the version is shown with the "Update complete" message. As you can see the recent apps section is smooth and line up one after another back to back.

    Goto Settings -> About -> Android Version -> Tap 5 times,
    The all new Android Lollipop version 5.0.2

    Taste the flavour of Lollipop on your phone and enjoy playing with it coz I do.

    Thursday, 22 January 2015

    Fix a clr20r3 Error

    1. Click Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, then right-click Command Prompt, in the right click menu, please click Run as administrator.
    2. Type the following commands, press Enter after each line. 

    regsvr32 atl.dll
    cd C:\WINDOWS\eHome
    ehSched /unregServer
    ehSched /service
    ehRecvr /unregServer
    ehRecvr /service
    ehRec.exe /unregServer
    ehRec.exe /regserver
    ehmsas.exe /unregServer
    ehmsas.exe /regserver

    Monday, 5 January 2015

    Building Rest API with Spring Webinar

    Watch a webinar on how to build Spring MVC application with Spring REST Api and the questionaire by webinar attendees.

    Monday, 22 December 2014

    How to generate a random String in Java

    The following function can be used to create a random string.
     private String getRandomString(int len){
        final String AB = "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ";  
        Random rand = new Random();  
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(len);
        for(int i=0; i<len; i++)
             sb.append( AB.charAt( rand.nextInt(AB.length()) ) );  
        return sb.toString();  

    You can call this java utility method to generate a random String of the choice of your own length.

    getRandomString(int length); 

    Note:Here length is the parameter which accepts the integer type and generates and returns a length character String.

    For example:
         This is how you use this utility method.

     String randomStr = getRandomString(4);
     String ranString = getRandomString(8); 

    Sample output(s):


    Monday, 16 December 2013

    Recover files on pendrive that has been changed to shortcuts

    Getting back to the topic, to recover your data (which is converted to shortcuts), just follow these simple steps:
    • Connect your pen/flash/external drive to your computer.
    • Go to My Computers and check what drive it is assigned for example F: or G: drive. Lets assume its G: (replace it with correct letter as applicable in your case).
    • Click on “Start” –>”Run”–> type cmd and hit OK. This will start command prompt.
    • Enter the following command and hit “Enter”.
      attrib -H -R -S /S /D G:\*.*
    • Now check the pendrive for the files.
        If the above command doesn't work then use a third-party tools that you can find on the internet. One cool tool i found is Piriform's  Recuva.

        Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, Memory Sticks, or MP3 player. And notably it's free of cost. Post your comments if you found any helpful or better tools.