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29 Dec 09 Google Chrome: How to Assign a Proxy Server that is Different from Internet Explorer’s Settings

By default, Google Chrome will use the proxy settings that Internet Explorer uses. If you wish to use a different proxy server or disable the proxy completely you need to append a switch to your application shortcut.

  • Go to the shortcut you use to open Google Chrome
  • Right-click the shortcut and select Properties
  • To use a different proxy server, go to the Target text box.Go to the end of the text, add a space and input the following


Where ipaddress is the address of the desired proxy server and port is the desired port.

For example -proxy-server=”″

Make sure to include the quotes.To disable the proxy settings, go to the Target textbook. Go to the end of the text, add a space and input the following:


and click OK

28 Dec 09 Fix Stop Error Messages After Resume in Windows 7

Microsoft has released a patch that is fixing a bug that some Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users are experiencing after resuming their operating systems from hibernation or sleep state. These users experience stop error messages when resuming the system, to be precise one or multiple of the following stop error messages:

  • STOP 0×0000007A
  • STOP 0×00000077
  • STOP 0×000000F4

The cause for those error messages are SATA hard drives that require more than 10 seconds. The timeout of the SATA driver in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is set to ten seconds and the error message is produced as a result of this timeout.

Only large SATA hard drives are affected according to Microsoft. Large hard drives seem to be those with a capacity of 1 Terabyte or larger.

Consider the following scenario:

* You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
* The computer has a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk.
* The size of the SATA hard disk is large. For example, the size of the SATA hard disk is 1 terabyte (TB).
* You put the computer into the Sleep state or into the Hibernate state.
* You try to resume the computer.

In this scenario, you receive one of the following Stop error messages:

  • STOP 0×0000007A
  • STOP 0×00000077
  • STOP 0×000000F4

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users who are experiencing these difficulties are asked to install the patch that Microsoft has relased on their support website.

Other users do not need to install this patch which will be integrated into Windows 7 Service Pack 1 which Microsoft aims to release in 2010.

20 Nov 09 Windows 7 as an wi-fi access point

Now with Windows 7 you can share your internet connection as an access point with the the drivers that came with Windows 7, Windows also installs the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter


To configure it use the Command Prompt in Administrator elevated:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=itgeekdiary key=typepassword

This configures a Wireless Lan network with SSID “itgeekdiary” and protected with the key “typepassword”

Enable Internet sharing on your internet connected network card, in my case that is the Wireless Network Connection modem card. Select the virtual Wifi as home networking connection, (more…)

14 Nov 09 Increase the service timeout period

Event ID 7011 – Timeout (30000 milliseconds)

The Service Control Manager will generate an event if a service does not respond within the defined timeout period (the default timeout period is 30000 milliseconds). To resolve this problem, use the Registry Editor to change the default timeout value for all services.

  • In the Registry Editor, click the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  • In the details pane, locate the ServicesPipeTimeout entry, right-click that entry and then select Modify.Note: If the ServicesPipeTimeout entry does not exist, you must create it by selecting New on the Edit menu, followed by the DWORD Value, then typing ServicesPipeTimeout, and clicking Enter.
  • Click Decimal, enter the new timeout value in milliseconds (i prefer 120000), and then click OK.
  • Restart the computer.

13 Nov 09 Windows Vista getting IP problem for wireless adapter

Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain

non-Microsoft DHCP servers

Everyone writes something about Windows 7 in these days but i want to talk about a problem of Windows Vista.To get an ip address for wireless adapter from certain routers or from non-microsoft DHCP servers if you use Windows Vista operation system.

Our DHCP server is a linux ubuntu in our company and when i got the first windows vista i realized that I cannot get an ip address from DHCP.This issue occurs because of a difference in design between Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).Specifically in Windows XP SP2, the broadcast flag in DHCP discovery packets is set to 0 (disabled). In Windows Vista, the broadcast flag in DHCP discovery packets is not disabled. Therefore, some routers and some non-microsoft DHCP servers cannot process the DHCP discovery packets.

To resolve this issue, disable the DHCP broadcast flag in Windows Vista locate and open the following registry key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\

You can use “getmac” command at the command prompt to find right network adapter.

  • Create a Dword (32-bit) value and type DhcpConnDisableBcastFlagToggle
  • And set this registry key to 1

In these registry key you should also see another Dword value DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag

set this registry key to 0 and at the command prompt type “ipconfig /renew”

30 Oct 09 Hello World


Bulunduğunuz site, bilişim sektöründe sistem ve network alanında farklı kurumlarda çalışan iki arkadaşın uzun süredir yayınlamayı düşünüp sürekli ertelediği bir çalışmaydı…

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