Monthly Archives: May 2012



When booting, the following error occurs:

EventID  7026
Source: Service Control Manager
Description: “The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt”

I believe this is to do with booting without a keyboard, mouse or monitor.

Click Start
Click Run
Type in regedit.exe
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesi8042prtParameters
Add a new REG_DWORD called Headless, and set the value to 1

Blogging with Live Writer and

Download Windows Live Writer from here.
Ensure you perform a ‘custom install’

Choose only ‘Live Writer’ (Untick everything else)

Once live writer is installed, configure it to use your blog (username / password / blog address).
Download and install the Instant Imageshack plug-in from here.
Once installed it places a plug-in in the ‘Insert’ tab called ‘Instant Imageshack’.

Click the Plug-in to select a photo from your PC, choose a size.

It will be uploaded to and linked in your blog.
It only works with .JPG files.