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November 10th, 2011

The HP LaserJet 2300 the Configuration page can be printed out by following these steps:

1. Switch on the printer and wait for it to boot to the “Ready” screen.

2. With the printer displaying “Ready” on the screen, press the Select” button (The green button with the tick on it).

3. Press the “down arrow” button once. “Information” will be displayed on the screen.

4. Now Press the “Select” button again.

5. After a few seconds the printer will print out the configuration page.

September 1st, 2011

If you have a Netgear DG834v1 router and don’t know its username, password or IP address to access its configuration webpages then follow the steps below to perform a “hard reset” back to the factory defaults:

1. Unplug all cables from the router leaving only the power cable remaining.

2. Find a paper clip or small point and locate the “Default Reset” button on the rear panel of the router.

3. While the router is switched on insert the paperclip or small point into the “Default Reset” hole on the back of the router.

4. Push and hold the paperclip or point for at least 10 seconds until the “test” LED (In the shape of a tick) turns on.

5. Release the Default Reset button and wait another 10 seconds for the router to reboot.

6. Once the router has rebooted connect the RJ11 ADSL cable and RJ45 LAN cable(s) to the LAN sockets on the rear of the router.

7. On a computer connected to the router navigate to your web browser and type in the address bar the default IP address of http://192.168.0.1 and press the “enter” key.

8. Login with the following credentials and configure the router:

User name:  admin

Password:   password

July 23rd, 2011

Here is a list of useful start up key combinations you can use with Intel-based Macs (MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac mini
and Mac Pro)

Note: The keys below require you to press and hold the keys as soon as you hear the start-up tone.

Press C during start up:

Start up from a bootable CD or DVD, such as the Mac OS X Install disc that came with the computer.

 Press D during start up:

Start up in Apple Hardware Test (AHT) mode.

Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear two beeps:

Resets NVRAM.

 Press Option during start up:

Starts into “Start up Manager”, where you can select a Mac OS X volume to start from. (Note: Press N to make the first bootable Network volume appear as well.)

Press Eject, F12, or hold the mouse or trackpad button:

Ejects any removable media, such as an optical disc.

Press N during start up:

Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot).

Press T during start up:

Start up in Target Disk Mode.

Press Shift during start up:

Start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items.

 Press Command-V during start up:

Start up in Verbose mode.

Press Command-S during start up:

Start up in Single-User mode.

Press Option-N during start up:

Start from a NetBoot server using the default boot image.

 

April 8th, 2011

To configure your USB memory stick  for booting Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation setup you will need the following:

A. USB memory stick of at least 4Gb+ capacity that supports USB booting.

B. Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation media.

Note: This will not work for booting a Windows XP installation.

1. Insert your USB stick to your computer and backup all data from the USB stick as we are going to format it to make it bootable.

2. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator”.

3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:

DISKPART and press enter.

LIST DISK and press enter.

Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. (My USB stick was listed as Disk 1)

4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and press enter. As these commands are self-explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.

SELECT DISK 1
(Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)

CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS

(The Format process may take few seconds depending on the capacity of your USB stick)

ASSIGN

EXIT

Note: Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step – Just minimize it.

5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. I use “D” as my optical (DVD) drive letter and “G” as my USB drive letter.

6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands to change the directory to the DVD’s boot directory where bootsect lives, type the following again pressing enter at the end of each command:

d:

cd d:\boot

7. Use bootsect to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive prepared for a Vista/7 image. I’m assuming that your USB flash drive has been labelled disk G:\ by the computer, type:

bootsect /nt60 g:

(Where “G” is your USB drive letter)

8. Using Windows Explorer copy all your Windows DVD contents to the USB stick.

Your memory stick is now bootable. You can now use this bootable USB stick as bootable DVD on any computer that supports USB booting from its BIOS.

April 6th, 2011

There are two options when hardware resetting a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo they are:

1. Reinstall the ReadyNAS Duo firmware.

2. Reset the ReadyNAS Duo back to the factory default settings.

Typically, you should not need to resort to options (1) and (2) unless you exhausted all other means of recovering your system. You might want to reinstall the ReadyNAS Duo firmware as a first step, if the ReadyNAS Duo had been working normally but a configuration change makes it inaccessible. If this does not work or you wish to set the ReadyNAS Duo backto a factory default state, you can do so following these instructions below:

1. To re-install the ReadyNAS Duo firmware: Use a paper clip to depress the switch while the system is off. Continue to depress the reset switch while powering on the system for approximately5 seconds until the disk LEDs flash once to signify that the command has been accepted. The firmware installation takes several minutes to complete. The Status LED in the front will be solid green when the process is complete. The installation does not affect the data on the ReadyNAS Duo.

Warning! Make sure that you do not continue to press the reset switch after the LEDS flash once, otherwise a Factory Default will occur that erases your data. (see below)

2. To set the ReadyNAS Duo device to Factory Default: Use the same process, except you must hold the System Reset switch for 30 seconds after powering on the system. You will see the disk LEDs flash for a second time to signify that the command has been accepted.

Warning! This process reinstalls the firmware and resets all disk configurations, wiping out all data you might have on the NAS.