Showing posts from May, 2008

Solved Account lockout issue

Today I was working on an issue where an local user account getting locked out with the following event ID:

Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 529
Date: 5/17/2008
Time: 6:45:00 PM
Logon Failure:
Reason: Unknown user name or bad password
User Name: XXXXXXX
Logon Type: 4
Logon Process: Advapi
Workstation Name: XxXXXXXXXXXXXX

Event IDs 528 and 540 signify a successful logon, event ID 538 a logoff and all the other events in this category identify different reasons for a logon failure. However, just knowing about a successful or failed logon attempt doesn’t fill in the whole picture. B…

XP installation doesn't recognise Toshiba L40 SATA drive.

Last week my cousin came to me and said that he has problem installing Windows XP on his brand new Toshiba L40 notebook. I noticed that XP doesn't recognises its SATA drive.
And then the project started:

A USB floppy drive will not work in this case as setup doesn't recognise it.

Finally I went for help to my loved one (Internet) and found really nice tool (I got fond of it); NLite which allow you to integrate any external or 3rd party driver to the inbox XP installation suite.

Here are the steps I used:

run nLite, Welcome Screen appear, click Next.

Locating the Windows installation .. insert you original Windows XP Installation CD (which I use OEM version of Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2) to you optical drive, and click Browse.

Pick a location on your harddrive (or make a new folder) to store your Windows XP Installation files befoe making ISO file. Click Next.

Preset. delete all preset (if exist).. click Next

Task Selection, Only select to options, Driver and Bootable ISO, then…

Why to get expensive S/W for writing a CD/DVD

Last time when I had a hard time writing an ISO to a CD, I found two good resource kit utility (CLU); CDBURM.exe and DVDburn.exe. These are again two great tool (freely available) to burn ISO images to CD directly.

Here is the command line syntax to use the tools:

The cdburn.exe and dvdburn.exe Resource Kit utilities. (07-Apr-06)The cdburn.exe and dvdburn.exe Windows XP and Windows Server Resource Kit utilities will burn an ISO image to writeable media.

When you type cdburn /?, you receive:Usage:

cdburn -erase [image [options]]
cdburn image [options]


-erase Erases the disk before burning (valid for R/W only)
-sao Writes the image out in "session at once", or cue
sheet, mode (default is "track at once")
-speed Speed of burn, or 'max' for maximum speed
-imagehaspostgap Use if your image already contains a 150 sector postgap
The [image] must be provided unless the -erase flag is set.
If both an image and -erase are provided, the media will be
erased prior to burn…