Sunday, March 18, 2007

Vista Dreamscene is Cool - think again!

Dreamscene in Windows Vista Ultimate is cool, yeah from first view. After you read this article you may agree with me that it is no more cool. It just suck up too many resources on you computer. Below is the comparison when dreamscene turn on and turn off. It took up average 25% of CPU resources to have it run. For comparison the third screenshot shown the CPU resources when I am playing a XviD video (100% less CPU power needed as compare to Dreamscene)

Resource Monitor with Dreamscene turn OnDreamscene On

Friday, March 16, 2007

Windows Vista DreamScene

A field of thistle, with a bee gathering pollen

Windows Vista Ultimate - DreamScene Content Pack

Just found out that Microsoft had release a new update for Ultimate version user. It's call DremeScene Content Pack oops a 51.3MB download...

Total four videos included and they are:

  • A field of thistle, with a bee gathering pollen
  • The rushing water of a forest stream
  • A streetlamp reflected in a puddle, with softly falling rain
  • Orange wisps flowing in a computer-generated scene

Firewall for Windows VISTA

After few months Windows VISTA release finally some Firewall is available, below is the list of some of the Firewall for VISTA.

Jetico Personal Firewall v2 Beta
Norton Internet Security 2007
Trend Micro Internet Security 2007
Vista Firewall Control

Will install and post my feedback on the above product. My main aim is getting a free firewall for Vista. From comodo forum the version 3 beta will support Vista and schedule to release in April 2007.

Found another firewall which is in beta and claim to work with Vista. It's call Look 'n' Stop Personal Firewall. You need to apply this patch to get it work.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Vacuum Cleaner DIY Repair

Last week my home vacuum cleaner broken hence I try to DIY repair, after open up the machine found out that the carbon brushes worn out. Looks like this is the cause of the break down. Try to buy carbon brushes in Petaling Jaya but not available after some searching the looks like shops selling carbon brush are located along Jalan Loke Yew. Bought mine from this shop Valee Carson & Trading Sdn Bhd at 26-7 Jalan Loke Yew. From the company web site it looks like a very modern shop once I reach the shop it just a normal trading shop. :-) I mean chinaman type.

Google Maps Link

Friday, March 09, 2007

Search Kuala Lumpur map by street name

Streetdirectory map services is back online. But a bit slow access it. Anyhow this it the link to it.

Friday, March 02, 2007

VistaBootPRO to the rescue

I am running low in disk space do decided to get myself a 500GB harddisk and replace my two years old 80GB primary harddisk. My current setup have two HDD with total capacity 240GB. So the fastest way to migrate my HDD was perform a Disk Copy from 80GB to 500GB, this should be easy unfortunately not the case. Bum into several error and luckily manage to fixed it. It mainly cause by;

1. HDD too big
2. Windows VISTA Boot Manager (BCDEDit)

Below is the problems I have and how I managed to solve it, thanks to VistalBootPRO. This is the must have tools if you running VISTA and have dual-boot. I will skip the HDD too bit issue because it was fixed easily by PQMagic. It simply detect and change the partition type to ExtendedX (can't really remember the message, because I just click the Yes button).

After fixing the partition type I can now see my Boot menu, but when I select Windows XP it said my ntldr is missing and asked be to put in my XP CD and perform a repair. When I plug in my old 80GB HDD then it can boot, my guess was something to do with the boot record. So I boot into VISTA and lunch the VistaBootPRO and found out the the record in the Windows XP Boot Drive was pointing to {none} (refer pix below). Google for some tips and immediately I change the rive to my new HDD TaDa... back to normal.

To edit the Boot Record follow the steps below;

1. Click the Manage OS Entries button
2. Select the OS from the OS List window
3. Check the Rename selected operating system
4. Make the necessary changes
5. Click Apply button.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Working into this.... WOW big topics