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c000021a Fatal System Error

· 2 min read

“The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000026c”

Caused by a recently Windows Update

First you need to access the recovery console. Following the instructions below

  1. Boot with your original Windows XP CD. You need one which will allow you to get into the Recovery Console.
  2. Once booted, choose to use the Recovery Console
  3. Choose which Windows installation you need to log into. if there’s only one on that machine, it will be “1?.
  4. Type in the Administrator password.
  5. Change to the update folder by typing** cd WINDOWS$NtUninstallKB925902$spuninst**
  6. Run this command in the folder: batch spuninst.txt (If the command ran correctly, you should see a spuninst.tag file, using the “dir” command)
  7. Restart the Computer

At this point the computer should boot properly and you should install SP3 and other patches to prevent this problem from happening again.

If the spuninst.tag file doesn’t exist, you may have received a bunch of errors instead. There are a few reasons why this could happen, one of which is if your windows isn’t really installed on the c: drive, even if the Recovery Console always names it that way. To remove the patch manually type in these command in the Command Prompt (By going back using the Windows CD instructions above)

DEL “c:windows$hf_mig$kb925902mf3216.dll”

_ DEL “c:windows$hf_mig$kb925902gdi32.dll”_

_ DEL “c:windows$hf_mig$kb925902user32.dll”_

_ DEL “c:windows$hf_mig$kb925902win32k.sys”_

_ DEL “c:windowssystem32dllcachegdi32.dll”_

_ DEL “c:windowssystem32dllcachemf3216.dll”_

_ DEL “c:windowssystem32dllcacheuser32.dll”_

_ DEL “c:windowssystem32dllcachewin32k.sys”_

_ COPY “c:windows$NtUninstallKB925902$gdi32.dll” “c:windowssystem32gdi32.dll”_

_ COPY “c:windows$NtUninstallKB925902$mf3216.dll” “c:windowssystem32mf3216.dll”_

_ COPY “c:windows$NtUninstallKB925902$user32.dll” “c:windowssystem32user32.dll”_

_ COPY “c:windows$NtUninstallKB925902$win32k.sys” “c:windowssystem32win32k.sys”_

_ COPY “c:windows$NtUninstallKB925902$spuninstspuninst.txt” “c:windows$NtUninstallKB925902$spuninstspuninst.tag”_

Sources taken from TechForLunch


Compaq C300 Keyboard Removal

· One min read
  1. Remove the switch cover to access the keyboard screws (The switch cover is secured by to screws located in the battery compartment.)
  2. Remove the keyboard screws which are located on the top of the system under the switch cover.

Canon IP1200 and IP1600 Cartridge Not Recognized

· One min read
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click on Printers and Faxes
  4. Right click on your printer (Canon IP1600)
  5. Go down to properties
  6. Then click on maintenance
  7. Click on ‘View Printer Status…..
  8.  Click on Option
  9. Click on enable status monitor (This will turn off the monitor and allow you to use the refilled ink cartridges)
  10. If at any time you get the ‘Ink out’ message on your PC a light under your power button on the printer will flash.
  11. To **continue printing **press the button and click the close button on the warning (marked X). (You may need to do a few things)



Ejecting CD/DVD stuck in an iMac

· One min read

CD/DVD stuck in your iMac? Try the options below to force it to eject.

  1. Press Mouse Button at boot to force the CD/DVD to eject

If that doesn’t work, try the following below.

Hold down the C key during reboot (If the CD/DVD doesn’t have a Boot sector, the iMac will then eject your CD/DVD)

If that doesn’t work, try the following below.

  1. Open up a Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal)
  2. Type: drutil tray eject & press Return
  3. Your CD/DVD should now eject.




Changing the Aion English Client to Korean

· 2 min read

Short fix:

  1.  Right-click on Aion in your Launcher game list
  2. Select Properties
  3. Change/update language

Long fix:

You are running a North American client from Europe and may need to reinstall the European client. Odds are you’ve been playing Aion since way back in the beginning. When you re-install, the version that gets installed is determined by your OS locale settings and Launcher Options. It will take a while, but you will need to remove Aion completely from the Launcher and from your PC and start from square one with the installation. If you have a decent speed internet, this shouldn’t take all too long unless you do it during prime time.

Remove English files fix:

  1. Delete the language files in your installation folder AionL10N
  2. Make sure your Launcher’s regional settings are correct
  3. Make sure that your Aion language settings in the Launcher are correct
  4. Restart the Launcher completely & let it patch the correct language files.

Re-install only in Launcher fix:

  1. Remove Aion from your launcher by right-clicking and choosing “Uninstall”. Do not remove your game files – only remove it from the Launcher.
  2. Restart the Launcher.
  3. Right-click on Aion (should now be displayed as “Not installed”) and choose “Install”.
  4. Customize the installation so that all language settings are correct and point it to your Aion game folder from the previous installation.
  5. The Launcher will now try to patch any missing language files & hopefully resolve your issue.