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July 9, 2009

IE8: this tab has been recovered

Today I used my VPC (Windows XP 3, latest windows update, IE8, clean machine) to test one site in the company, and I found IE8 sometimes showed "this tab has been recovered" and the page redirected to the error URL.

Besides, Compatibility View Settings of IE 8 was not helpful for me to solve this issue. When I went to programs->accessories->system tools-> Internet Explorer 8 (no adds-on), launched this Internet Explorer 8 (no adds-on) and pasted our test site, I could see IE8 running adds-ons disabled.

When I disabled Shockware flash object (adobe 2006 version) in IE8 , the page looked pretty well. But the page still gave me the hint to enable this add-on. If I enabled this add-on, the issue showed up again. It means that there is something wrong with add-ons and IE8.

Next time if you see this issue, try to disable add-ons . Your issue should be resolved.

June 23, 2009

To install virtual machine additions on Windows 7 VPC gets the blue screen

I downloaded Windows XP VPC with IE6 from last year. Today I download Windows 7 RC (iso) and wanted to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. I found it was not allowed to upgrade directly due to Microsoft policy.

During the install, I got 2 points:

1. Windows XP was installed in C drive. The folder’s name is Windows. When I installed Windows 7 directly, it also installed in C drive. It changed Windows to Windows. old and got a new Windows folder.

2. After the install of Windows 7, it reset my virtual machine additions. Therefore, I needed to install virtual machine additions again. After I installed it, I needed to restart Windows 7. During the reboot, I saw the blue screen.

After long investigation, I found I didn’t install Virtual PC 2007 SP1. After Installing SP1 , the blue screen was gone.

If you see the blue screen next time, install Virtual PC 2007 SP1 first. Your issue will be fixed.

June 18, 2009

"Document cannot be printed" is fixed by installing Adobe Reader 9

Today I tried to print my PDF document in the office, it didn’t work and it showed “Document cannot be printed”. I even tried print as images and it still didn’t work.

I found it should be an issue of Adobe Reader 8. Therefore, I installed Adobe Reader 9 directly. After installing Adobe Reader 9 and restarting my laptop, I printed my PDF document successfully.

Next time if you see the error message -Document cannot be printed, just install Adobe Reader 9. It should work.

March 22, 2009

IE 8: Can’t copy words from MS Word to Blogger

Today I downloaded IE 8 in my PC with Windows XP SP3 to surf some websites. One interesting fact I found today was that if I wrote some keywords in .docx or .txt and wanted to copy them to my blog, I couldn't paste them to blogspot on IE 8 because "paste" is disabled when I right clicked the mouse. Crtl+ v is not working , either.

If I went to Tools, Compatibility View Settings, and checked Display all websites in compatibility view, I could paste the words from .txt or .docx to BlogSpot on IE 8.

Uploading the images using IE 8 makes UI look so ugly in blogger.

Do you think it is an interesting issue?

February 20, 2009

Windows Update failed (0x80072733): Got the virus

Today when I did the windows update, it didn’t work. It also showed the following message and the error code -0x80072733

Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page.

When I tried to google some information, the link redirected to At that time I knew I got the virus. Therefore, I downloaded Trojan Remover trial version online to give it a try to see if I could kill the virus.

The tool scanned my laptop immediately and found out the virus. I needed to restart my laptop. During the reboot, the blue screen showed up and it checked the file consistency. After 2 minutes, I could login to my laptop.

When I viewed my log file, I found 6 files were deleted as follows

C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACsehbippe.dll - deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACntpvauln.dat - deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACsrsudnth.dll - deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACklyfvkbm.dll - deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAClwxvmtal.dll - deleted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACnmevpjie.log - deleted

After that, I could do the windows update again and everything seems normal as usual.

Next time if you can’t do the windows update and get the error code, just try this Trojan Remover free software. Hope your issue will be disappeared.

February 15, 2009

To upload the file fails in VSTS 2008 web test ?

If you use VSTS 2008 web test to upload the file, after you record and run the test, your web test fails. That's because when you upload the file , VSTS web test doesn't know where your file is. After you record the test, you need to manually modify your web Request.

If your file path is c:\test.txt, VSTS only knows the file name, test.txt, not the file path: c:\test.txt.

You just change the file path and run the test again. Your test will pass.