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  • Blog Post: Performance Monitor Issues

    Performance counters are an essential part of any Windows programmer's diet. They have been around forever and the infrastructure is rarely updated (last time I think was in Vista). IT pros couldn't live without them. Performance and stress testing rely on them. They are a very important part of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Win8 computer wakes up by itself

    One night I'm working at my desk with my computer off. Suddenly my computer turns itself on. I've disabled mouse and keyboard inputs from waking it up. The only thing that should wake it from sleep is when I press the power button. Luckily there is a command that can tell you what woke your computer...
  • Blog Post: Cannot print from IE9

    Last night I ran into an issue where I couldn't print from IE9. However, I could print from other programs. If the webpage initiated the print, then I got the following script error: Line: 2107 Char: 1 Error: Invalid procedure call or argument Code: 0 URL: res://ieframe.dll/preview...
  • Blog Post: The configuration for an element within the object is invalid in the boot configuration data store.

    I recently received this error when trying to use the Native VHD boot feature of Windows 7: The configuration for an element within the object is invalid in the boot configuration data store. There are a few things that could cause this but I suspect a number of people will run into a similar situation...
  • Blog Post: Win7 sleeps but immediately wakes up

    Recently what I thought was a motherboard failure prompted me to replace my motherboard. I went from an Asus P5N-T Deluxe to a P5N-D. That's a slight downgrade but it was a good deal on Newegg. Anyways, after installing the motherboard I noticed problems with the Windows 7 sleep mode. As soon as the...
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