Tuesday, March 26, 2013

About PS Error 8002a203


PlayStation users receive error 8002a203 whenever they sign in to their account. The main account sign-in process succeeds but the other accounts fail.


1. Check at a later time
2. Verify IP Address
3. Verify PlayStation Network Settings
4. Connect PS3 Directly to your Modem
5. Contact ISP to Diagnose Network Issues

Check at a Later Time

Do sign in at a later time. The PSN Servers on the other side might be busy or under maintenance. Prescheduled maintenance of servers can be the issue here. Generally the maintenance time is 8 AM – 8 PM (actual time may vary).

Verify IP Address

Check your Internet Protocol Address. If you can surf the Internet but have problem logging in to your PSN accounts, it can be a problem with the Internet settings. It’s time to verify and change your IP Address.

Do following steps on a computer to which your PlayStation is connected. Here is how to deal with error 8002a203:

1. Click the Start button.
2. Point to All Programs | Accessories.
3. Right click Command Prompt, select Run as Administrator.
4. Type following command-
ipconfig
5. Enter your default gateway IP Address.
6. Enter your Subnet Mask.
7. Enter your Static IP Address.
8. Close Command Prompt.
Verify PlayStation Network Settings

Verify and correct PlayStation Network Settings. This shall fix error 8002a203.

1. Go to Settings | Network Settings | Internet Connection.
2. Make sure your Internet connection is enabled.
3. If you’re using a wired Internet connection, please select “Wired connection” option from the Settings page. Otherwise select the “Wireless Connection” option.
4. Select Custom.
5. Select Auto Detect option for the Ethernet Operation Mode.
6. Select Manual option for IP Address Settings. Re-verify IP Address.
7. Select Manual option for DNS Settings. Re-verify DNS Servers.
8. Select Automatic option for the MTU.
9. Enable UPnP feature.
10. Enable DMZ Host feature.
11. Enter DMZ IP Address.
12. Enable Schedule.
13. Click on the Save Settings button.

Connect PS3 Directly to your Modem

Error 8002a203 occurs due to modem related problem. Connect your PlayStation directly to the modem. It will fix your problem.
Contact ISP to Diagnose Network Issues

If none of the above solutions helped, there can be Internet connection problem. This problem can be solved from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) side only. Contact your ISP to diagnose the same.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Windows 8 Hangs -- How to Deal With this Menace


Windows 8 is no exception to performance problems. People upgrade to Windows 8 in the hope of better performance, new features and improved appearance. Windows 8 is no doubt a cool version but when it comes to performance it still sucks. Internet forums are full of such complaints.


Interestingly it’s not difficult to fix Windows 8 hanging problem. Below are given solutions to fix this problem:

1. Clean Boot Windows
2. Perform Registry Tweaks
3. Perform Registry CleanUp
4. Utilize Space of External Hard Disk/ USB Drive


Clean Boot Windows

Clean Boot ensures no third-party programs or services are loaded. Long list of startup items may result in Windows 8 hangs. Clean boot Windows 8 to disable all unwanted startup items.


1. Click the Start Screen.
2. The Start Screen shall appear. Click to focus on the right hand side Search box.
3. Type msconfig in the Search Box, press ENTER.
4. System Configuration dialog opens.
5. Click Services tab. Check-up “Hide all Microsoft services” box. Click the Disable All button. (Make sure to enable only Antivirus services)
6. Click the Startup tab. Click Open Task Manager, right-click and disable each Non-Microsoft startup item. (Excluding your antivirus entry)
7. Click OK and reboot.

Perform Registry Tweaks

Registry data retrieval process must be speedy and quick. Otherwise programs take longer time to load their configurations and that’s why Windows 8 hangs.

Below are outlined several Registry tweaks that might help diagnosing the problem. Use Registry Editor program to modify Registry configurations.


1. Click the Start Screen.
2. The Start Screen appears. Click to focus on the Search box located on the right hand side.
3. Type “regedit” (without quotes) in the Search Box, click the Apps icon.
4. Registry Editor opens.
5. Locate following path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Control Panel | Mouse
6. Set MouseHoverTime= 70
7. Locate following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SYSTEM | CurrentControlSet | Control
8. Set WaitToKillServiceTimeout= 120
9. Close Registry Editor and reboot.

Perform Registry CleanUp

Registry CleanUp is a process of targeting bad entries and misleading Registry data. A Registry
Cleaner program would help you identify and diagnose Registry problems. Windows 8 hangs because of such Registry errors.

1. Download RegInOut System Utilities.
2. Install and run the program.
3. Under “Registry Repair” section click the “Start” button.
4. A list of errors shall appear. Click “Fix Errors” button to repair these errors.

Utilize Space of External Hard Disk/ USB Drive

ReadyBoost feature of Windows 8 speeds up system by utilizing available space of external Hard Disk/ USB drive. Almost all or a specific portion of the device is used for optimal performance. This resolves Windows 8 hangs.



1. Connect an External Hard Disk/ USB Drive.
2. Double click My Computer desktop icon.
3. Right click concerning drive that you just connected.
4. Select Properties.
5. Properties dialog opens.
6. Click the ReadyBoost tab.
7. If you would like to use entire drive space, select “Dedicate this drive to ReadyBoost”. If you would like to use only some portion of the drive space, select “Use this device” and use the slider to decide that portion.
8. Click Apply | OK.

Error Code 19


Error Code 19 is associated with CD/DVD Drive. Windows experience problems recognizing your CD/DVD Drive which is either missing or unrecognizable. You cannot access CDs/ DVDs or play their contents.


1. Delete Upper & Lower Filters
2. Reinstall Driver Software
3. Check for Windows Updates
4. Repair Registry
5. Revert Driver to Earlier Version

Delete Upper & Lower Filters

Following are given registry settings relating to the CD/DVD Drive operations. Error code 19 comes up if they’re not modified in a proper manner.

Your Upper & Lower Filter strings might contain incorrect value. Delete both these strings to force Windows recreate them for you. The re-created strings will contain default data that matches system requirements.


1. Click Start, select Run.
2. Type REGEDIT in the Open box.
3. Click OK.
4. Locate following registry path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SYSTEM | CurrentControlSet | Control | Class | {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
5. Right click UpperFilters string, select Delete option.
6. When asked to confirm, click Yes button.
7. In the same manner, delete LowerFilters.
8. Close Registry Editor.

Reinstall Driver Software

A CD/DVD Drive is basically a plug & play device. It has its own driver software. The first time you connect this drive (device) to your computer, the driver software gets installed.
In your case driver software files are corrupt. Fix error code 19  by reinstalling the same.



1. Click Start, type Device Manager in the Search box.
2. Press ENTER.
3. Expand the top category. (From left hand side)
4. Right click the drive, select Uninstall option.
5. After it is being uninstalled, reboot the system.
6. Repeat above Steps 1-3.
7. Right click the top category, select Scan for hardware changes.

Repair Registry

Registry keys contain CD/DVD Drive Drivers information. This information must be in good state for the smooth functioning of the device. Else error code 19 appears, as seen in your case.

1. Install RegInOut System Utilities.
2. Run the program.
3. Start scan.
4. Fix registry errors.

Revert Driver to Earlier Version

Revert (also regarded as, Rollback) is a procedure of restoring back the earlier version. There could be several issues with the current driver version. Reverting back to the earlier version would fix error code 19.

1. Click Start, type Device Manager in the Search box. Press ENTER.
2. Expand the top category. (From left hand side)
3. Right click the drive, select Properties option.
4. A new dialog opens.
5. Click the Driver tab.
6. Click the Rollback Driver button.

About PS Error 8002a203


PlayStation users receive error 8002a203 whenever they sign in to their account. The main account sign-in process succeeds but the other accounts fail.


1. Check at a later time
2. Verify IP Address
3. Verify PlayStation Network Settings
4. Connect PS3 Directly to your Modem
5. Contact ISP to Diagnose Network Issues

Check at a Later Time

Do sign in at a later time. The PSN Servers on the other side might be busy or under maintenance. Prescheduled maintenance of servers can be the issue here. Generally the maintenance time is 8 AM – 8 PM (actual time may vary).

Verify IP Address

Check your Internet Protocol Address. If you can surf the Internet but have problem logging in to your PSN accounts, it can be a problem with the Internet settings. It’s time to verify and change your IP Address.
Do following steps on a computer to which your PlayStation is connected. Here is how to deal with error 8002a203:
1. Click the Start button.
2. Point to All Programs | Accessories.
3. Right click Command Prompt, select Run as Administrator.
4. Type following command-
ipconfig
5. Enter your default gateway IP Address.
6. Enter your Subnet Mask.
7. Enter your Static IP Address.
8. Close Command Prompt.
Verify PlayStation Network Settings
Verify and correct PlayStation Network Settings. This shall fix error 8002a203.
1. Go to Settings | Network Settings | Internet Connection.
2. Make sure your Internet connection is enabled.
3. If you’re using a wired Internet connection, please select “Wired connection” option from the Settings page. Otherwise select the “Wireless Connection” option.
4. Select Custom.
5. Select Auto Detect option for the Ethernet Operation Mode.
6. Select Manual option for IP Address Settings. Re-verify IP Address.
7. Select Manual option for DNS Settings. Re-verify DNS Servers.
8. Select Automatic option for the MTU.
9. Enable UPnP feature.
10. Enable DMZ Host feature.
11. Enter DMZ IP Address.
12. Enable Schedule.
13. Click on the Save Settings button.
Connect PS3 Directly to your Modem
Error 8002a203 occurs due to modem related problem. Connect your PlayStation directly to the modem. It will fix your problem.
Contact ISP to Diagnose Network Issues

If none of the above solutions helped, there can be Internet connection problem. This problem can be solved from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) side only. Contact your ISP to diagnose the same.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Add Background Wallpaper & Drive Icon to your USB Flash Drive


A USB Flash Drive is commonly used to transfer information from one computer to another. It is used to store music, images, videos, office documents and program setups.

Have you ever thought that you can change its background wallpaper and drive icon? You can do a lot of things with it and customize the way it looks like. This article is full of new ideas to make your USB Flash Drive look cool and unique.


1. Give your USB Drive a Custom Icon
2. Give your USB Drive a Background Image


Give your USB Drive a Custom Icon

Custom Icon is a drive icon that would appear in the My Computer. When you connect your USB Flash Drive, the computer would first recognize it. Then its icon is displayed in the My Computer window. That’s what I want you to change! Instead of a standard icon give your USB Drive a custom icon- for example: an icon with picture of a USB Drive or similar.

1. Download free icon files online. (.ico)
(For example: Visit http://findicons.com/search/drive, download any .ICO file free-of-cost)
2. Connect your USB Flash Drive, let the computer recognize.
3. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | Notepad.
4. Copy-paste the following code:

[AutoRun]
Icon=mydriveicon.ico

5. Click File | Save.
6. Save the file with following preferences:
File Name: MyDriveIcon.ico
File Path: <USB Drive Root>
File Type: All Files
7. Close the file.
8. Copy the icon that you have downloaded. Paste it in the root folder of your USB Flash Drive. Rename the icon file as “MyDriveIcon.ico”.
9. Right click MyDriveIcon.ico and AutoRun.inf files, select Properties. Check-up the “Hidden” and “Read Only” checkboxes. Click Apply | OK.
10. Safely remove your USB Flash Drive, unplug and replug it. This time it would appear with your new cool drive icon.


Give your USB Drive a Background Image

A background image is something like wallpaper. Drive background image is displayed when you browse files of your USB Flash Drive. I would like you to replace the default white background screen with a cool background image.


Note: This trick may or may not work on your PC. There are alternative steps as well. You may also download a free USB drive wallpaper changer software program to customize it. Just Google it.

1. Connect your USB Flash Drive, let the computer recognize it.
2. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | Notepad.
3. Type following code:

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
IconIndex=127
ConfirmFileOp=0

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=“DriveBackImage.jpg”
IconArea_Text=”0xFFFFFF”
VeBRA sources – don’t delete the tag above, it’s there for XXXXX purposes -
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}={5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}

[{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]
PersistMoniker=Folder.htt
PersistMonikerPreview=%WebDir%\folder.bmp

4. Click File | Save.
5. Save the file with the following attributes:
File Name: Desktop.ini
File Path: <USB Flash Drive Root>
File Type: All Files
6. Close the file.
7. Download a cool background image (wallpaper) from the internet. (It must be in JPG format)
8. Paste it to the root directory of your USB Flash Drive. Rename the file as “DriveBackImage.jpg”.
9. Right click DriveBackImage.jpg and Desktop.ini files, select Properties. Check-up the “Hidden” and “Read Only” checkboxes. Click Apply | OK.
10. Safely remove your USB Flash Drive, unplug and replug it again.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Error Loading Tweets in iOS

You may encounter error loading tweets while using Twitter on iOS. Twitter may reproduce different errors such as trouble sending tweets having an image. If you are experiencing problems accessing Twitter for iOS integration, follow the resolution steps given in this article.

·         Login again after removing Twitter A/c from App
·         Uninstall and Reinstall Twitter App
·         Reset Password
·         Clear the Device Cache
·         Verify Time Zone settings

Login again after removing Twitter account from App

First of all turn off your device and turn it on again. If turning on your device didn’t work for you, you should remove and re-add your Twitter account to the installed app. Check the version of iOS and remove your account as shown below:

1.      Tap into your device. Select System Settings | Twitter.
2.      Now tap on account that you want to remove.
3.      Tap on Delete Account.
4.      After deleting your account add your account back to app.
5.      Open Twitter. Tap Sign In.
6.      Type valid username and password in the field and tap “Log-In” button.

Uninstall and Reinstall Twitter App

The Twitter App could have problem itself. Uninstall and reinstall the Twitter App in order to fix Error Loading Tweets problem. Here’s how to do that:


1.      Press and hold on Twitter for iPhone app icon from your home screen.
2.      An X will appear on corner. Tap X on top left corner.
3.      Tap Delete once your device asks you to confirm your decision.
4.      After taping Delete, app would disappear from your phone/
5.      After deleting twitter app, go to TWITTER.COM/#!/DOWNLOAD/iPHONE
6.      Search for Twitter app from App Store. Tap Install.

Reset Twitter Password

You could have a password related problem as well. For example: The password you entered could be invalid and so on. Reset Twitter password. Go through the steps given below:

1.      Make sure your mobile is with you. (The mobile you used for password reset option)
2.      Select Sign-in from welcome page and tap to Forget Password.
3.      Type your username or email address for which you are trying to reset password. You’ll receive password reset code directly on your phone.

Clear the Device Cache

Clearing cache of device is another way to resolve error loading tweets. Follow the instructions given below to clear the cache of device.


1.      On your iPhone tap the Settings app.
2.      In the list of applications tap Safari.
3.      Select Clear History, Clear Cookies and Data after scrolling down.
4.      Turn off and turn on your device.

Verify Timezone Settings

You could have incorrect Time Zone Settings. Incorrect timezone settings can cause various issues such as invalid username and password or un-authorization.

Verify that your Twitter Client is properly configured. Verify the Time Zone settings. Do the steps given below:

1.      On your iPhone tap the Settings App | General.
2.      From General select Date and Time.
3.      Check if apply automatic timezone settings option is enabled. If this option is applied but incorrect timezone is selected, please disable it and change the time zone. Save your settings and exit.

Steps for Error 2753 Resolution

This is an installation error. It may appear when people upgrade Adobe Flash Player or install a particular software product. Thankfully, there is an easy fix for this problem.

Error Message

Error 2753: The file “<file name.exe> is not marked for installation.”
Solutions

1. Re-Register VBScript Files
2. Check File Permissions
3. Delete Installer Registry Settings
4. Repair Registry Errors
5. Reinstall Windows Installer
6. Delete Temp Files

Re-Register VBScript Files

VBScript means Microsoft Visual Basic Script. These are the script files located under Windows directory. If the Registry entries of these files have corrupt, you receive error 2753. Re-register the files as shown below:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories.
2. Right click Command Prompt, select “Run as Administrator”.
3. Type following commands-
Regsvr32 vbscript.dll
4. A message will appear telling “DLLRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded.” Type “exit” (without quotes) and press ENTER.

Check File Permissions

The files located in the Windows directory could not have sufficient permissions. Check file permissions using the File Properties dialog.

1. Double click My Computer desktop icon.
2. Double click the “C:\” drive, open the installation folder. For example: C:\Program Files\Adobe
3. Right click it, select Properties.
4. Click the Security tab.
5. Modify file permissions to provide read/ write access.
6. Click OK twice.

Delete Installer Registry Settings

Following are the Registry paths where installer settings are stored. Error 2753 appears if the Registry settings are improperly changed.

1. Click Start | Run. Type “RegEdit” (without quotes). Press ENTER.
2. Locate following path:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products
3. Delete following keys:
F76BA31AF796CD74AAB77FB0B8A7DC8B
A63252E9313E3584C9C8BD07519E9F4C
8766B4E1705AA6B46B7CEF5EF50C1CC4
4. Close Registry Editor.

Repair Registry Errors

If you still experience error 2753 your Registry is corrupt. Since the Registry contains thousands of entries it is not possible to manually look after all the entries. Scan and repair all Registry errors using a Registry Cleaner program.

1. Download RegInOut Registry Cleaner.
2. Start full scan.
3. Fix all errors detected.

Reinstall Windows Installer

Windows Installer tool might need to be reinstalled. Some of the files could be missing/ deleted. Fix error 2753 as shown below:

1. Visit Microsoft Download Center.
2. Download Windows Installer.
3. Double click the downloaded setup. Follow the wizard.

Delete Temp Files

Temporary files which are located in the Windows temporary directories could be corrupt. Empty the temporary locations to repair error 2753.

1. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | Run.
2. Type TEMP
3. Click OK.
4. Delete all files, sub folders.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rectify VBA Error 1004


People who try to use the Macro functionality in the Microsoft Office Excel receive VBA Error 1004. Users receive it when they try to copy or paste the filtered data pro-grammatically using Macro.

VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications. This is a Microsoft developed software used to provide interactive features in different programs.

This is the error message the users receive:

“Runtime Error 1004: Paste method of worksheet class failed.”
OR
“Runtime Error 1004: Copy method of Range Class Failed.”

Solutions:

1.     Check the VBA Code for Mistakes
2.     Use On Error Statement
3.     Run System File Checker Tool
4.     Resolve Windows Registry Errors
5.     Reinstall Microsoft Excel

Check the VBA Code for Mistakes

You might have committed mistakes while writing the code. Coding mistakes often produce VBA Error 1004. Please minute check the entire coding, the commands specified. This shall resolve VBA Error 1004.

Use On Error Statement

The On Error Statement makes your application eligible to handle macro errors itself. Use it to fix VBA Error 1004.

Following is an example of On Error Statement:

Sub MyMacro()
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
.   .   .
Exit Sub
ErrorHandler:
.   .   .
Resume <or Exit Sub>
.   .   .
End Sub


Run System File Checker Tool

Error 1004 would be resolved by running System File Checker. It is an inbuilt feature in Windows that locates corrupt system files and replaces them with their original version. Follow the procedure given below to do so:

·         Close all active programs.
·         Click the Start button.
·         Click All Programs | Accessories. Right click Command Prompt, select Run as Administrator.
·         Enter username and password if system prompts you to do so.
·         Type following command at command prompt:
sfc /scannow
·         This command scans corrupt files and replaces them. During this operation you might require to enter Windows installation disc.

Resolve Windows Registry Errors

Windows Registry is fundamental component to run system applications smoothly. Microsoft Office Excel registry entries could be corrupt. You need to fix these registry errors to avoid VBA Error 1004. Here’s how to deal with your registry problem:

·         Find Registry Cleaner software
·         Download software and install it.
·         Run complete Registry Repair scan.
·         You will have a list of Registry errors.
·         Click Fix Errors button to resolve Windows Registry errors.

Reinstall Microsoft Excel

You need to uninstall and then reinstall Microsoft Excel program if all of the above mentioned solutions would not resolve VBA Error 1004. Follow the steps given below to uninstall and reinstall the program:

·         Click the Start button.
·         Click Control Panel | Programs | Program and Features | Uninstall a Program.
·         Right click Microsoft Office, select Uninstall/ Change. Select “Uninstall this program” and follow the wizard.
·         Now insert Microsoft Office CD/DVD
·         Double-click the setup file to install Microsoft Office Excel.