Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Windows was unable to format - flash drive

Hi guys this article shows you how to format your flash drive, when you get the irritating message that windows was unable to format. The problem can be caused by many things from hardware failure to bad partitions. This article helps you if your flash drives' problem is due to bad partitions. O.k enough chit chat lets get to business.

Insert your flash drive into your computer
Run the command prompt in administrator (Go to start, type cmd, right click on cmd and click run as administrator)
In the cmd window that appears type
- Diskpart hit enter
- list disk 
in the list that appears look for your flash drive then type
select disk 1(where 1 is the number of your flash disk, be careful not to format your computers' hard drive)
type clean
- active
- format fs=ntfs
wait until it finishes formatting to 100%
then type
- assign
- exit
close the window and your flash drive will be as good as new. :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Create a bootable windows 8 installation flash disk

Windows 8 is currently the most recent version of windows. This article will show you how you can create a bootable windows 8 flash drive and install it in your computer. For that you need the following:

- Windows 8 ISO file ( Either you buy or download from torrent )
- Windows USB/DVD tool ( Download here )
- 4-8 GB USB Drive

 Install Windows USB/DVD tool

1.Click the Windows Start button, and click Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool in the All Programs list to open the Windows 7

2.In the Source File box, click Browse and select the file from the Open dialog box, then Click Next.

3.Select the USB Device to copy the windows 8 to.

4.If you are copying the file to a USB flash drive, select your USB device in the drop-down list and click Begin copying.

When your Windows 7 ISO file is copied onto your chosen media, install Windows 8 by:
1. Moving to the root folder of  your USB flash drive, and then double-click Setup.exe.

2. Rebooting your computer, press f9 during booting (not all devices boot list is brought by pressing f9, this might change depending on computer model)  to see the device boot list, choose your flash drive from the list and then follow the setup instructions and you will have installed windows 8.

NB: the difference between step 1 & 2 is that step 2 allows you to change and configure your computers' partitions.
thanks for visiting your comments are welcomed..

Monday, July 8, 2013

Facebook is having loading problems in all browsers

Hi guys, are you having problems with facebook loading badly in all your browsers, i have the same problem, the screenshot shown shows how my facebook page looks when it loads.
I have tried many things including, trying to clean up the system, turning off my firewall, deleting browser history and cookies, Uninstalling and installing browsers while trying new ones but nothing worked.
But i have discovered a trick that has enabled me to browse facebook without further problem. This is what i did:
Open internet explorer(the browser has to be internet explorer otherwise it wont work) and go to facebook ( ) , When the facebook page loads you will see a error message bar on the top of the facebook page highlighted in yellow saying that it has blocked some content.
Click on that yellow bar
A list will be displayed then on the list  click on Display content. All the hidden facebook content will be displayed and you will browse without problems.
Anyway wish you all the best, hope this info helps you.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Format a flash disk in linux

Hi guys am going to show you how to format a flash drive in linux
okay first open the terminal
Then type Sudo fdisk -l
then it will tell you to input password for sudo, for this enter your password
then a list like shown in the picture below will be displayed

Look for your flash drive it will be listed as /dev/sdb or /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdb(something), dont choose any drive listed as /dev/sda because those are your computer hard drives
ok after you spot your Flash drive type:
mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb (this is the name of your flash drive)
Wait for a few minutes and your flash will be formatted
the command mkfs says the flash is to be formatted
vfat(fat32)specifies the file system your flash is to have, this implies that you can specify other file systems for your drive e.g ntfs,vfat etc
/dev/sdb specifies your flash drive
thanks for visiting..

Monday, July 1, 2013

How To Repair a Write Protected Disk

Hi guys am going to show you how you can fix your flash disk when it says write protected. I have tried this method on several disks but am not a 100 % sure it will work. First
Insert Your disk in your Computer
Open the Command prompt by going to search on the start button(Windows 7) or run (Windows XP) then typing cmd
On the command prompt type: Diskpart
then a administator cmd window shows up, in it type: list volume
A list of volumes shows up, look up for your volume in the list and then type: select volume n(where n is the number of your drive)
then type: attribute disk clear readonly
and now close the CMD window and eject the flash disk then insert again and now your Flash drive will work.
Your comments are gladly accepted.