Monday, July 20, 2009

Fixing problem caused by Service Pack 2 Installation

According to Microsoft's web site (;en-us;885523), after a user finishes installing Service Pack 2 (SP2), computer will be restarted many times with an error message "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. Technical information: STOP: c0000135 (Unable To Locate Component). This application has failed to start because winsrv was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem". The problem occurs when the following conditions are met: there is T.V. Media software (TvMedia.tvmbho) made by Total Velocity Corp, installed in a computer with Windows XP as its operating system, but a user try to install SP2 before installing Critical Update 885523. Microsoft said that the problem is caused by compatibilities between Windows XP SP2 installer program and advertising program called T.V.Media.

Users can prevent the problem by deleting or uninstalling T.V. Media software. But if users don't want to do so, they can install Critical Update 885523 (can be taken at or at before installing Windows XP SP2. Note: users don't need to install this Critical Update before installing Windows XP SP2, if there's no T.V. Media software in their computers. But there's an alternative way to remove T.V. Media software, by using a special utillity software called Adware T.V. Media Removal Tool can be taken at

Finishing Touch
If T.V. Media still exist although automatic removing with Adware T.V. Media Removal Tool has done, users may edit their registry manually:
  1. Run Windows XP in safe mode. To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu". Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
  2. Click Start-Run-Regedit then click OK.
  3. Find and delete T.V. Media entry in the following regisitry paths:
~ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
~ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
~ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
~ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

4. Find these entry and delete from registry:

~ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
\Browser Helper Objects\(707E6F76-9FFB-4920-A976-EA101271BC25)

5. Restart computer in safe mode.
6. Click Start-Run-type appwiz.cpl then click OK.
7. Delete T.V. media software.
8. Click twice on My Computer and find TV Media folder (the default is in C:\Program Files\).
9. Restart computer.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Patch for Error 2378

Have you ever received the Internal Error 2378 message? It appears because of the damage of Windows Script Host (WSH) , even possible that it is corrupted. WSH is an automation tecnology for Microsoft Windows. It is used for some purposes like logon scripts, administration and general automation. Here are the steps to download the patch:
  • Make sure that you have an authentic version of Windows, because Microsoft will validate your Windows before downloading the patch
  • Visit The Microsoft Download Support page and search for: Windows Script 5.6 for Windows XP and Windows 2000
  • Under the yellow page, choose your estimated download time
  • Select the type of connection you are using
  • At the bottom of the yellow box, you can choose the language package you would like to download
  • Next to the "Validation Recquired" statement, there's a "Continue" button. Click it.
  • Restart you computer after The Installation has completed
  • Try to reinstall the software that gave you the error, if the message does not appear anymore, that means the patch is successfully worked.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

To Make An Arrow Icon Disappear

Every shortcut you've created to desktop has an arrow. Some people may consider that's not cool :)
So here are the tricks to make arrows disappear:
  1. click Start-->Run
  2. type Regedit
  3. go to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons
  4. Back up this key first for your registry safety by clicking File-->Export (choose the directory where you want to save your registry file, name it by typing in File Name's box, then click Save)
  5. OK, let's have a look at right pane, create a new string value (right-click-->New-->String Value) then name it to 29
  6. double-click 29 and set it's value data as C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,50
  7. restart your computer
Note : shell32.dll,50 is an empty icon

Error Loading bridge.dll

After running our anti-virus program, We often see an error message at startup like this:

Bridge.dll is an adware program that has been removed by your anti-virus or anti-adware program. This message shows up because Windows always executes bridge.dll on startup.This can be very disturbing. These are the steps to avoid:
  • click Start-->Run
  • type Regedit in the box
  • go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • in the right side, look for RunDLL, double-click it to be sure that it brings to bridge.dll
  • delete that RunDLL entry
  • close Registry Editor then restart your computer