Friday, April 24, 2009


Q .When remote consoling the server with RHEL4 UP7 32bit via the dedicated LAN, the keyboard and mouse can not work in the remote console interface. How do I resolve this issue?

A. This is the RHEL4 UP7 Kernel limitation. Please upgrade the OS to RHEL5 to resolve this issue.

HyperMemory technology

Q.Which ASUS VGA card supports HyperMemory technology?

A .The following products support with HyperMemory technology.
ATI Radeon™ X1300 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1350 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1550 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
Please refer to this link for the products supporting HyperMemory technology.


Q. I recently bought 4G memory to build my new system. After setting UMA Frame Buffer Size to 256M in the BIOS. In the ATI control panel, the display memory Size is 700MB. But in GPU-Z, it shows the memory size as 256MB. Is this normal?

A. Yes, it is normal. The ATI control panel shows 700MB as the display memory size because of AMD Hyper Memory technology. It is a technology through which the GPU can share more system memory as the display memory. When 2G or more memory is plugged in the system, the system will allocate 700MB memory for the GPU. When the UMA Frame Buffer Size is set to 256M in BIOS, 256MB of memory is dedicated for the GPU. The remaining memory (257MB ~ 700MB) is dynamically allocated to the GPU or the system on need basis. Your version of GPU-Z does not take AMD Hyper Memory into account. Hence it merely displays 256MB of dedicated system memory as the display memory.

Rampage II Extreme

Q .I have enabled the Load Line Calibration in the BIOS. But I find that this function is disabled automatically after system resumes from S3. How do I resolve this issue?

A .Please upgrade BIOS to version 1306 or later to resolve this issue.


Q .Why does the temperature of this motherboard appear higher than many others? Considering this motherboard does not seem to be hotter than the others, there must be a special reason behind this. Please explain why this motherboard has been designed in this way, and what can be done to lower the motherboard temperature reading on this motherboard.

A .This motherboard have been specially designed to express the importance of temperature management of the memory VRM (Voltage Regulator Module, or often called power circuit), as the cooling of memory VRM are often ignored or unnoticed by many users, though it is the key to overall memory stability. Due to this reason, the motherboard temperature sensor has been placed right next to the VRM circuit, allowing the motherboard to reflect the rise and fall of memory VRM temperature at real time. In order to lower the temperature, we strongly recommend all users to ensure there is sufficient airflow passing through the memory VRM. This can be achieved via the following ways:1. The rearrangement of cables inside your chassis, to ensure there is no blockage to stop cold air from entering memory VRM zone.2. The use of CPU fan which brings sufficient airflow to its surrounding. (Higher fan spin may be required depending on the use of CPU fans.)3. Add extra fan to blow onto memory VRM directly.Note: The effect of above suggestions can be verified by monitoring the effect to the motherboard temperature reading under [Hardware Monitor] inside CMOS Setup screen, or via Pc ProbeII or AI Suite under Windows platform.
Due to their special design, the recommended motherboard temperature is also a little different to other motherboards not adopting such design. If PC Probe II report warning message of motherboard temperature, it is recommended to maintain your motherboard temperature of these three motherboards between 0 to 65 degrees Celsius to ensure overall stability of your system.

Crosshair II Formula

Q . I upgraded AI Suite utility to 1.05.12 or later version. However, I find that AI Suite does not work any more. After I press the "CPU Level Up" button, AI Suite control panel minimizes itself automatically, and it is unable to be opened again. Everything works fine when downgrading AI Suite to version 1.03.29. How do I resolve this issue?

A .Please update BIOS to version 1502 or later to resolve this issue.

How to Play .M2TS files

Playing M2TS files from AVCHD folders (BDMV and CERTIFICATE) can be achieved with some commercial software including Corel WinDVD 9 and CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra.

This is probably the safest method for playback, as these two software items are literally built for playing High-definition video content, particularly Blu-ray and AVCHD.

These software items are not free, they are both commercial solutions and are built to play movies from discs with compatible drives, therefore buying either item without a Blu-ray or HD DVD disc drive is probably a waste of money.

The other possible options below:
VLC Media Player could play back the content (as it supports H.264 video and AC3 audio directly without needing DirectShow filters), but it did run into some problems with several M2TS files.

Blu-ray players and the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) console support playing AVCHD files, and the at least the PS3 supports playing M2TS files directly without authoring to AVCHD first.

For an editor: Pinnacle does it well. They're using VC-1, support 5.1 audio and also have 60p profiles. You can create your own PRX file if you don't like the ones they have in there.

If you just want to transcode your files, there's a new option if you have right DShow codecs on your PC: Microsoft Expression Encoder 2 . They have a trial version.

To make it work, you'll need to have three filters:-
A TS splitter that supports AVCHD (Haali works, or use the one that comes with Sony's PMB)

A H.264 decoder (Sony's PMB uses half-res, but it's free; CoreAVC will work here too)

A AC-3 decoder (AC3Filter works)

If you're only looking for conversion, try this:
You can download a demo that does everything for a few days for free. When you add a .mts file to it, it'll say something like "format might not be supported", but it'll do the conversion anyway. I think it just doesn't recognize the extension, but it supports h.264/avchd.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How to install and uninstall IPv6

To install IPv6:-
Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.At the command prompt, type: ipv6 install and press the Enter Key.

To uninstall IPv6:-
Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.At the command prompt, type:netsh int ipv6 uninstall and press the Enter Key.
Restart the computer.
To disable IPv6 in Vista:
1.Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

2.Right-click any local area connection, and then click Properties.

3.Click Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 (for Windows XP with SP2 or later or Windows Server 2003) or Microsoft IPv6 Developer Edition (for Windows XP with SP1), and then click Uninstall.

4.When prompted to confirm the removal of the Microsoft IPv6 Developer Edition or Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 protocol,
click OK.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) for Windows 2008

IE Enhanced Security Configuration setting is resided in Server Manager.

After you launch server manager, at the right pane Server Summary page,

under the Security Information panel,

click on the Configure IE ESC link.

After that, a windows will prompt out as below:

Just edit the necessary setting and click on OK. Restart your IE browser, you will find all the security warning is missing, if you go to Internet Options -> Security tab, you will be able to tweak the security level for Internet zone. Last but not lease, please remain the original IE security settings for your production server. This is always the best recommendation from Microsoft.

yellow and dark images in windows photo gallery

1.Go to Vista's Control Panel > Hardware and Sound, open Color Management the Use my settings for this device checkbox.

3.Remove existing profile. (Select it and click Remove button)

4.Click the Add… button

5.Select sRGB IEC61966-2.1 ICC profile and click OK

6.Click the Set as Default Profile button"

Unable to Start Windows Firewall

Open Registry Editor (Start->Run->regedit).
1.Navigate toHKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Sevices\SharedAccess \Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules.
2. Take a backup of these registry entries.
3. Delete the rules in the left pane Press Delete.
4. Start Services MMC (Start->Run->Services.msc). Select "WindowsFirewall" ->Right Click->Start. Firewall service should start now.
To restore the default set of rules: on Start->Type WindowsFirewall in the search box. Click on "Windows Firewall"
2.Click on "Allow a program through Windows Firewall". Click onAdvanced Tab->Restore Defaults.

Unable to open Hyperlink from Outlook

Unable to open Hyperlink from Outlook

1. Click start> Run > type "regsvr32 Urlmon.dll" (without Quote)

2. reset IE

3. Start, click Run, type Regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html

Right click the value for the .html key
Select Modify Change the value from "ChromeHTML" to "htmlfile" (or
from FireFoxHTML to htmlfile)

Monday, April 20, 2009

TrustedInstaller.exe utilizing about 100% of cpu

TrustedInstaller.exe is used by the windows service called "Windows Module Installer" (Or rather is the service) Says it has something to do with updating windows, so uninstalling or disabling it could cause some updates to fail. Please set the service to start manualy.
1. Start Menu ->Run2. type msconfig and select Services section.3. delect the box next to Windows Module Installer
this will keep it from starting up when loading windows
Now to set it to manual start
1. Right click taskbar and select properties
2. Select Start Menu tab and choose Customise..." button
3. In the list, check "Display administrative tools" and click apply and click ok
4. Now go to Start Menu -> Program Files -> Administrative tools -> Services
5. Look in the list for the service "Windows Module Installer"
6. Double click and look for the dropdown menu, this will be on the "General" tab
7. Select "Manual" from the list
8. Click apply, click ok
9. Now restart
Everything should be good now .You need to turn it off in the processes from task manager

svchost.exe -- application error the instruction at "0x745f2780" reference memory at "0x00000000". the memory could not be 'read'

Event log yielded the following:
Faulting application svchost.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module msi.dll, version 3.1.4000.2435, fault address 0x00012780.
Repair Steps:
Verify Windows Update and BITS Service settings:
1.Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

2.Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

3.Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

4.Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic". Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service. Repeat the above steps with the other service: Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
Re-Register the Windows Update DLLs << run the Batch file “SVCHostERR.bat” – or manually perform steps in this section.
Click on Start and then click Run, type: cmd and click OK.

In the command window type "REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" message, click OK.
Please repeat these steps for each of the following commands:
Next stop the windows update Service by typing: “net stop WuAuServ”Rename the Windows Update folder: Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to SD_Old.Restart the Windows Update Service. Click Start, Run, net start WuAuServ.
Reboot system

How to Disable the Content Advisor Password in Internet Explorer

The following are steps you can take to disable the content advisor:
Click on Start and choose Run. Type in RegEdit and select OK.

Click the plus sign for H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Continue down through:+H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE +Software +Microsoft +Windows +CurrentVersion +Policies

Click on the Ratings folder.

In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon called Key.

Click on it and press Delete.

Exit the registry editor

Restart the computer and run Internet Explorer again.

Choose Tools, then Internet Options (View > Options in IE 4 and below) Click on the Content (Security in IE 4 and below) tab and if the 'Enable/Disable' button still says Disable, click on it. When asked for a password, just enter a null (blank) password.

error code 80073712

Thank you thank you thank you. Deleting pending.xml did the trick!
> 80073712 - ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT.> Windows Update file corruption.> > Delete the file pending.xml under C:\windows\winsxs> > and/or> > > Reinstall the Windows Update Agent> > Windows, x86-based systems>
eAgent30-x86.exe> > Windows, x64-based systems>

At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
reg delete HKLM\COMPONENTS /v StoreDirty

Error: 0x80072f8f

What causes Error 0x80072f8f
# The date / time on your computer is too different from the date / time of the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates used by the Windows Update site..
To resolve this error, use one of the following methods:
Resolution Suggestion One:
# Check you have the correct time and date and time zone:
1. Double click the clock in the bottom right hand corner. 2. Check you have the correct time and date. 3. Click the Time Zone Tab. 4. Check you have the correct time zone.
Resolution Suggestion Two:
# Re-register these important files and check IE settings:
1. Click Start. 2. Choose Run. 3. In the Run box, type: regsvr32 Mssip32.dll 4. Click OK. 5. Repeat this time typing: regsvr32 Initpki.dll
6. Open Internet Explorer7. Select the Tools menu and then select Internet Options8. Choose the Advance tab 9. Unselect 'check for server certificate revocation' reboot PC and test again!

Error: 0xC00000EA - An error occurred

This is what worked in my case:
Go to the properties of the external hard driveUncheck the "Compress this drive to save space"Depending on the size of the drive and the files on it, it may takesome timeRestart and attempt another full back up
In my case it worked when all previous attempts failed with thatcryptic error code: 0xC00000EA. Apparently, Vista has a problem backingup data to a compressed drive.

Error: 0xC00000EA - An error occurred. The following information might help you resolve the error:
If an MM error is returned which is not defined in the standard FsRtl filter, it is converted to one of the following errors which is guaranteed to be in the filter. In this case information is lose, however, the filter correctly handles the exception. This error occurred on computers running eTrust antivirus software. Excluding zip files from being scanned or disabling eTrust solves the problem. Contact CA, the antivirus vendor, for an updated version.

Desktop background wallpaper pictures is not working just the solid colors

Desktop background wallpaper pictures is not working just the solid colors
Go to Control Panel (Classic view) > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easierto see link, Uncheck Remove background images (where available) -- at the bottom of the window

cannoy copy to Y shared drive on vista

1. Open Schedule tasks under Administrative Tools 2. Right click in 'Task Scheduler' and select 'Create task...'3. Name: {Any Name} User Account: Click 'Change user or group' and type SYSTEM in the text box, clicking OK.4. In Actions, Click New.5. In 'Program/script', type: c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe6. In 'Add Arguments', type: /crd c:\Windows\CSC /s /q7. Click 'OK'8. Click 'Task Scheduler Library' to be able to see the created task 9. Right click in that task and select 'Run'.10. Restart machine.

browse through your pictures using the thumbnails view in Windows

This is a simple way to enlarge them as you wish:
1. Go to Start, Run
2. Type in the command box: regedit
3. Double click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER
4. Double click on Software
5. Double click on Microsoft
6. Double click on Windows
7. Double click on CurrentVersion
8. Double click on Explorer
9. Right click in the right side window (somewhere on an empty space)
10. Select New, then DWORD value
11. Rename the new value ThumbnailSize
12. Double click on it
13. In the opened menu, select Decimal in the Base field
14. Set the value in the small box to 255.
15. Click OK and enjoy your giant-sized thumbnails

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Q .I have installed VMWare ESX4.0 successfully. When I reboot my system, an error message, "Initialization for ipmi_si_drv failed with -19", would pop up. How do I resolve this issue?

A.This error message would appear when there is no IPMI card detected. If you would like to avoid this error message, please install an ASMB4-IKVM card on this motherboard.


Q..I’ve installed an USB printer on my motherboard. After I installed the printer driver, the printer can be detected successfully. But when I tried to print from Microsoft Word, nothing got printed. There’s no error message reported in Windows. I have also updated to BIOS version 0711, and re-installed all the necessary drivers, but the situation is still the same. How do I resolve this issue?

A.Please install the USB filter driver to version 1.0.10 or later to resolve this issue.:


Q.I purchased this motherboard to build my new system. After installing OS and motherboard drivers, I find that the CPU fan is noisy even under Tranquil mode. I am using a 3-pin CPU fan. How do I resolve this issue?

A.The default fan control in BIOS is "PWM Fan" mode. If you use 3-pin CPU fan, please go to BIOS setup -> Power -> Hardware Monitor -> Select Fan Type, and set the value "Select Fan Type" from "PWM Fan" to "DC Fan" in the BIOS setup. When using 3-pin CPU fan with "PWM fan" mode, the CPU fan would not function properly. Please make sure your BIOS setting is changed to ensure proper fan control on your 3-pin CPU fan.

How to select power supply

Q .I purchased a new graphics card recently. I would like to upgrade the power supply. However, I would like your recommendation on the selection of the power supply. Where do I get more information?

A.For finding an appropriate power supply, please use our recommended power wattage calculator on our official support site:


Q. How do I use the IT Director function?

A.Please press "Ctrl+P" to enter Intel Standard Management ability configuration after POST. Then you can see SOL/IDE-R setting. After enabling this setting, you will be able to use IT Director function.

SLI function

Q.I purchase new ASUS graphics cards recently. I would like to use SLI function. Would you please tell me how to build SLI platform?

A..Nowadays, there are several ways to build SLI platform, such as 2-way SLI, 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and Hybrid SLI. Take 2-way SLI for an example, despite of the SLI capable graphics cards, you need an SLI-Certified motherboard with two physical PCI Express x16 slots. NVIDIA lists the Certified GPU on their official website base on GPU series and motherboard chipset as well.Please refer to the link to find more detail:
For 2-way SLI, 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, please refer to this link:
For Hybrid SLI, please refer to this link:


New BIOS Information
Release BIOS 0506, 04/06/2009 []
Enhance compatibility with certain 533MHz FSB CPU.
Release BIOS 0506, 03/26/2009

Fix there might be unable to install OS when APIC mode is disabled.
M2N68-AM SE2
Release BIOS 0502, 03/28/2009

Add support to flash back to older version of BIOS.
Release BIOS 0502, 03/28/2009
2. Add support to flash back to older version of BIOS.
Release BIOS 0502, 03/28/2009
2. Add support to flash back to older version of BIOS.
Release BIOS 0504, 03/28/2009
2. Add support to flash back to older version of BIOS.3. Fix there might be white stripes on the screen when playing movies after enabling CIE in the BIOS setup.
Rampage II Gene
Release BIOS 0705, 04/09/2009
Fix it may take a while to enter BIOS setup when setting CPU ratio over standard ratio.
Release BIOS 1006, 03/26/2009
2. Add support to flash back to older version of BIOS.
M3N78 SE
Release BIOS 0702, 03/28/
2. Add support to flash back to older version of BIOS.
Release BIOS 0615, 03/26/2009

M3N-HT Deluxe
Release BIOS 2101, 03/30/2009

Release BIOS 0801, 03/27/2009

Release BIOS 0520, 04/06/2009

Release BIOS 1501, 03/27/2009

Release BIOS 0701, 03/27/2009

M3A32-MVP Deluxe
Release BIOS 1604, 03/31/2009 1. Fix the memory frequency may be limited at 800MHz when setting the value of "Memory Clock Mode" to "Limit" or "1067" in the BIOS setup.2. Set the value of "Processor Frequency Multiplier" option up to 35 in the BIOS for certain AM2+ CPU.
M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP
Release BIOS 1604, 03/31/2009
1. Fix the memory frequency may be limited at 800MHz when setting the value of "Memory Clock Mode" to "Limit" or "1067" in the BIOS setup.2. Set the value of "Processor Frequency Multiplier" option up to 35 in the BIOS for certain AM2+ CPU.

Release BIOS 0902, 03/31/2009
1. Fix the memory frequency may be limited at 800MHz when setting the value of "Memory Clock Mode" to "Limit" or "1067" in the BIOS setup.

Release BIOS 1402, 03/31/2009
1. Fix the memory frequency may be limited at 800MHz when setting the value of "Memory Clock Mode" to "Limit" or "1067" in the BIOS setup.2.

Release BIOS 0903, 04/01/2009
1. Fix the memory frequency may be limited at 800MHz when setting the value of "Memory Clock Mode" to "Limit" or "1067" in the BIOS setup.2. Enable ACC option for AM2+ and AM3 CPUs. 4. M4A78 PRO
Release BIOS 0902, 03/26/2009