Category: Tech Tidbit

Firefox Crashes with no addons enabled

I had to troubleshoot a computer with Firefox 12. Firefox 3 ran fine. I cleared the profile in case that was corrupt, and it did nothing. It would start fine in safe mode. After troubleshooting for a while I found the issue. Hardware Acceleration was turned on by default, which was causing Firefox to crash. …

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Turning off Automatic Reboot when Windows 7 Updates

┬áHaving windows 7 automatically update is fine and all but by default it will reboot the computer if needed. That can be a problem. So to prevent that, take the following text and save it as ‘automaticrebootoff.reg’ in notepad and then double click on it to import it into the registry. This turns the automatic …

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The activex control for flash player could not be registered

This error came up when I tried to install the newest Flash player for Internet Explorer. Here’s the fix. In Window XP open a command prompt and type: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose Press Enter. Reboot the computer, reinstall Flash. Sources: (highly recommend reading)