Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe" after the latest Windows XP update

This is what happened to me last week, with my Dell Latitude D410. Installed the new updates, rebooted, and POOF! No more booting. I went through the steps that usually fix this problem: reconfiguring boot.ini, reinstalling ntoskrnl.exe, and running memtest86. Nothing worked. Eventually, I ran into this thread:
So, MS? Trying to throw out updates that break computers, huh? >:( Luckily, this thread described how to fix the problem, so if the latest updates aren't really doing much for you, check it out! ;)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Flash 10.2 now on the CR-48!

Flash 10.2 was released a couple of days ago, and I'd like to mention to anyone that's wondering: you can now use it on your CR-48! So far the CR-48's flash performance has been AWFUL. Luckily, with the introduction of linux hardware acceleration, flash 10.2 makes the CR-48 display flash content a lot smoother. How do you enable it?
1. Enter about:plugins in the browser bar
2. Click on "Details."
3. Disable the first entry for the flash plugin, which should be the 10.1 version, which will leave version 10.2 as the main version.
4. Reboot.

10.2 may be the default version soon. Also, I'm on the dev channel, so it may not be available yet for users of the beta channel (default).
Happy chrome-testing! :)

UPDATE: Flash 10.2 is now default.