April 29, 2009

Why can't I go to yahoo.com on firefox?

Last couple of days my firefox web browser refuse to go to the yahoo website. I have to use Internet explorer to get on to it. Personally I hate internet explorer. Same thing happen to my work computer at the office. I looked everywhere to find a solution. Finally I got it. It was so easy.

What I have to do is just to clear my cookies on the firefox browser. If you don't know how to do it let me show it to you.

You have to go to tools menu on the firefox. Then Click the privacy on the top.

Click clear now button on the bottom.

Select only cookies from the list and hit clear private data now button. That's it.

You can access this window by going in to tools -> clear private data or by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Del keys on your keyboard while firefox is on.

April 22, 2009

“Setup did not find any hard disk drives” during windows setup

Yesterday one of my friends faced to a problem while re-installing windows on his computer. On the windows installation process just after the welcome screen he’s getting a error saying “Setup did not find any hard disk drives”. So I have searched the internet to find a solution and the explanation was, this happens when the hard disk is on a SATA or SCSI controller and windows setup does not have a suitable driver for it. There are few ways to fix this problem and this is how I did it.

First of all I have checked his BIOS setup to find a way to set his SATA controller to compatibility mode. But unfortunately there was no option for that in there.

Then I tried to load the SATA driver from a floppy disk. To do this you should have a working floppy drive and a floppy disk which is very hard to find these days. If you don't have a floppy disks you have another option. Go to this post and follow the instructions.

Then I went to his mother board manufacturer’s website and download the SATA driver in to the floppy disk.

Next I have boot the computer from the Windows XP CD and as soon as the blue screen appears I pressed the F6 key on the keyboard. Remember this is the first blue screen to appear and you will see the prompt at bottom that says "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or Raid driver". You only have a few seconds to react to this prompt.

On next screen you have to press S to load drivers. Then it allows me to enter the floppy disk in to the drive. I have inserted the floppy in to the drive and press enter key.

Then I can choose my SATA driver from a list that appears on the screen. Just after choosing the drivers press enter key to continue the setup.

Then the normal windows setup will start once again.

April 12, 2009

nVIDIA Ion Platform

What is nVIDIA's Ion platform ? It is a combination of the Nvidia GPU with an Intel Atom microprocessor that's comes with a small-form-factor design. So, What is special about this PC ? As you all know, Netbooks which runs on Intel Atom processor just allowing you to do your regular stuff. It is really difficult to Play a good quality video game or watch a high definition videos on a netbook. But recently Acer and Nvidia announce their first Ion PC which called "AspireRevo" This product features the incredible graphics processing power of NVIDIA ION coupled with the low power Intel Atom 230 processor. This Ion PC allows you to Watch 1080p HD movies, play DirectX 10 games at great frame rates, and enjoy all the 3D capabilities of Microsoft Windows Vista Premium.


Watch these videos and take a good look at it.

Terminate your self

This is a cool web site that allows you to change your picture in to a Terminator. As you all know by now, newest Terminator Film "Terminator Salvation" is going to come in to theaters in 21st of May. This site has two methods uploading your photos to it. You can simply browse and select your photo or you can use your web cam to take a photo on that time.

April 11, 2009

Facebook Via SMS

You can text Facebook to update your status or send a poke on the go. You can also choose to receive texts with messages, pokes, and wall posts from your friends right when they happen. You can also upload photos and video's directly from your mobile phone. You can use this service if you are in Canada, US, UK, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Lets see how you can activate this service.

Log in to your facebook account. Go to Settings -> Account settings

Under My account select Mobile.

If you are in Sri Lanka, Mobitel and Dialog offering you to use this facility on your mobile phone.

If you are a Mobitel customer, please visit this page to configure your phone.

If you are a Dialog customer, please visit this page to configure your phone.

April 5, 2009

Solid State Drive (SSD)

A solid state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. An SSD emulates a hard disk drive interface, thus easily replacing it in most applications. Flash memory is increasingly being used for so called Solid State Drives, which are intended to replace the hard drive where performance takes priority over capacity. The good old HDD is constrained by mechanical components, which prevent quicker access times andperformance.

SSD's comes with 2.5" and 3.5" in size that's fit great on your Desktop PC or Notebook and you can have capacity up to 256 GB in size .


  • Faster start-up, as no spin-up is required
  • Typically, fast random access for reading, as there is no read/write head to move
  • No noise
  • For low-capacity flash SSDs, low power consumption and heat production when it's active
  • Ability to endure extreme shock, high altitude, vibration and extremes of temperature
  • lower weight and size

  • Cost
  • Capacity
  • Limited write (erase) cycles
  • Slower write speeds

Wufoo - Easy form Builder

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