ImageX error codes

Hey there! Having trouble with ImageX or DISM? Yeah, me too… Here is an ImageX and DISM error code list to get you going if you are running into trouble!

1 Incorrect function.
2 The file specified.
3 The path specified.
4 The system can not open the file.
5 Access is denied.
6 Invalid descriptor
7 The control blocks of memory have been destroyed.
8 Not enough space to process this command.
9 Address of control block storage invalid.
10 Environment incorrect.
11 Attempt to load a program incorrect format.
12 Access code is invalid.
13 Data not valid.
14 Insufficient memory for this operation.
15 The reader specified.
16 Unable to delete the directory.
17 Unable to move the file to a different disk drive.
18 There are no more file.
19 Media write protected.
20 The device specified.
21 The device is not ready.
22 The device does not recognize the command.
23 Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).
24 The program issued a command length incorrect.
25 The reader can not find area or specific track on the disc.
26 Unable to access the disk or the disk specified.
27 The reader can not find the sector requested.
28 The printer is out of paper.
29 Writing on the device not specified.
30 playback on the device specified.
31 A device attached to system not functioning properly.
32 The process can not access the file because it is used by another process.
33 The process can not access the file because another process has locked a portion.
34 The reader does not contain the correct diskette. Insert xxx (serial number of volume: xxx) xxx in the drive.
36 Too many files opened for sharing.
38 End of File reached.
39 The disk is full.
50 This claim is not supported.
51 Windows can not find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If Windows still can not find the network path, contact your network administrator.
52 You were not connected because there was a duplicate name on the network. Go to System in Control Panel and change the computer name and try again.
53 The network path was not found.
54 The network is busy.
55 The resource or device specified network is no longer available.
56 The network BIOS command limit has been reached.
57 A network adapter error occurred.
58 The specified server can not perform the requested operation.
59 Unexpected network error.
60 The card is not compatible remote.
61 The queue of the printer is saturated.
62 The server does not have enough space to store the file to print.
63 Your file waiting to be printed was deleted.
64 The specified network name is no longer available.
65 Network access is denied.
66 The network resource type is incorrect.
67 Network name not found.
68 The name limit for the network adapter on the local computer has been exceeded.
69 Exceeding the limit of NetBIOS sessions.
70 The remote server has been paused or is in phase.
71 It is possible to connect to this remote computer at this time because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept.
72 The printer or device specified disk has been suspended.
80 The file exists.
82 Unable to create directory or file.
83 Fail on the interruption 24.
84 Not enough memory to process this request.
85 local device name already in use.
86 The network password specified is invalid.
87 The parameter is incorrect.
88 Error writing to the network.
89 The system can not run another process at this time.
100 Can not create another system semaphore.
101 Another process has the exclusive semaphore.
102 The semaphore is set and can not be closed.
103 The semaphore can not be restored.
104 Can not request exclusive semaphores at a break.
105 The semaphore is no longer the owner.
106 Insert the diskette for the reader xxx.
107 The program stopped because you have not inserted on the other disk.
108 The disk is either in use or locked by another process.
109 The communication channel has been closed.
110 Unable to open the device or file specified.
111 Filename too long.
112 Not enough space on the disk.
113 There is more internal file identifiers available.
114 The internal file identifier is incorrect target.
117 The IOCTL call made by the application is not correct.
118 The value of verification in writing is invalid.
119 The system does not support the requested command.
120 This function is not supported by the system.
121 The timeout period has expired semaphore.
122 The data area passed to a system call is insufficient.
123 Syntax of the file name, directory or volume incorrect.
124 The system call level is incorrect.
125 The disk has no volume name.
126 The specified module could not be found.
127 The specified procedure could not be found.
128 There are no child processes to wait.
129 The application xxx can not be executed in Win32 mode.
130 Attempt to use a file descriptor on an open disk partition for an operation different from a disk I / O flow.
131 Attempt to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file.
132 Unable to establish the file on the device or file specified.
133 JOIN or SUBST command can not be used for a drive that already contains readers joints.
134 Attempt to use a JOIN or SUBST command on a drive that has already been attached.
135 Attempt to use a JOIN or SUBST command on a drive that has already been substituted.
136 The system tried to delete the join of a drive not included.
137 The system tried to delete the substitution of a drive not substituted.
138 The system tried to join a drive to a directory on a joined drive.
139 The system tried to substitute a drive to a directory on a substituted drive.
140 The system tried to join a drive to a directory on a substituted drive.
141 The system tried to substitute a drive to a directory on a joined drive.
142 Operation JOIN or SUBST impossible now.
143 The system can not join or substitute a drive to a directory on that drive.
144 The directory is not a subdirectory of the root directory.
145 The directory is not empty.
146 The specified path is used in a substitution.
147 Insufficient resources to process this command.
148 Can not now use the path specified.
149 Attempt to join or substitute a drive to a directory which is the target of a previous substitute.
150 Either the trace information system were not specified in your CONFIG.SYS file, the track is prohibited.
151 The number of specified semaphore events for DosMuxSemWait is not correct.
152 DosMuxSemWait did not execute. Too many semaphores are already set.
153 List DosMuxSemWait incorrect.
154 The volume label entered exceeds the limit of characters in the file system destination.
155 Can not create another thread.
156 The recipient process has refused the signal.
157 The segment is already discarded and can not be locked.
158 Segment already unlocked.
159 The address of the thread ID is incorrect.
160 One or more arguments are invalid.
161 The specified path is invalid.
162 A signal is already pending.
164 The system can not create more threads.
167 Unable to lock a portion of a file.
170 The requested resource is in use.
173 No application lock was waiting for the cancellation.
174 The file system does not support atomic changes to the type of lock.
180 The system detected a segment number incorrect.
182 The operating system can not run xxx.
183 Can not create a file that already exists.
186 The past is incorrect indicator.
187 The name of the semaphore system specified was not found.
188 The operating system can not run xxx.
189 The operating system can not run xxx.
190 The operating system can not run xxx.
191 xxx Unable to run in Win32 mode.
192 The operating system can not run xxx.
193 xxx is not a valid Win32 application.
194 The operating system can not run xxx.
195 The operating system can not run xxx.
196 The operating system can not run this application program.
197 Currently, the operating system is not configured to run this application.
198 The operating system can not run xxx.
199 The operating system can not run this application program.
200 The code segment can not be greater than or equal to 64 K.
201 The operating system can not run xxx.
202 The operating system can not run xxx.
203 The system could not find the environment option specified.
205 No process in the sub-tree of the order has a signal handler.
206 File name or extension is too long.
207 The stack is currently used.
208 Wildcards (* or?) Were specified incorrectly or too many.
209 The signal being posted is incorrect.
210 The signal handler can not be established.
212 The segment is locked and can not be reallocated.
214 Too many dynamic link modules are attached to this program or dynamic link module.
215 Can not nest calls to LoadModule.
216 The image file xxx is valid, but it is for a different kind of computer from the current computer.
230 The status of the communication channel is not valid.
231 All instances of the communication channels are occupied.
232 The communication channel is about to be closed.
233 There is no process at the other end of the channel.
234 More data are available.
240 The session was canceled.
254 The name extended attribute (EA) specified was not valid.
255 The extended attributes (EA) are inconsistent.
258 timed out waiting.
259 No data are available.
266 The copy functions can not be used.
267 The directory name is invalid.
275 The extended attributes (EA) are not in the buffer.
276 The extended attribute file on the mounted file system is damaged.
277 The file of the table of extended attributes (EA) is full.
278 The descriptor extended attributes (EA) specified is invalid.
282 The mounted file system does not support extended attributes.
288 Attempt to release mutex which the appellant does not own.
298 A semaphore has been over-subscribed.
299 Only part of a request ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory was made.
300 Oplock request is denied.
301 Receipt of invalid Oplock was received by the system.
302 The volume is too fragmented to complete this operation.
303 The file can not be opened because it is being removed.
317 The message text associated with the number 0xxxx is not in the message file for xxx.
487 Attempt to access invalid address.
534 Arithmetic results exceeding 32 bits.
535 There is a process at the other end of the canal.
536 The system waits for a process opens the other end of the canal.
994 Access to the extended attribute (EA) has been refused.
995 The operation of input / output has been abandoned due to the discontinuation of a thread or at the request of an application.
996 The input / output overlap is not in a reported condition.
997 An operation of input / output overlap is running.
998 Access to this memory location is invalid.
999 Error during a paging operation.
1001 Recursion too deep, stack overflowed.
1002 The window can not act on the message sent.
1003 Could not perform this function.
1004 Indicators invalid.
1005 The volume does not contain a file system known. Check that all file system drivers are loaded and necessary if the volume is not damaged.
1006 The open file is no longer valid because the volume that contains it has been damaged externally.
1007 The requested operation can not be performed in full screen mode.
1008 Attempt to reference a token that does not exist.
1009 The configuration registry is damaged.
1010 The registry configuration key is invalid.
1011 Unable to open registry configuration key.
1012 Unable to read registry configuration key.
1013 Could not write registry key configuration.
1014 One of the files in the Registry database has to be restored.
1114 An initialization routine of a dynamic library (DLL) failed.
1115 A system shutdown is in progress.
1116 The system is not being stopped, it is impossible to cancel the system shutdown.
1117 Unable to meet demand due to an error device I / O
1118 Failed to initialize the serial device. The serial driver will be unloaded.
1119 Unable to open a device that shares an interrupt (IRQ) with other devices. At least one other device that uses that IRQ was already opened.
1120 An operation of input / output port was completed by another write to the serial port. (The IOCTL_SERIAL_XOFF_COUNTER reached zero.)
1121 An operation of input / output port has been completed since the waiting period has expired. (The IOCTL_SERIAL_XOFF_COUNTER has not reached zero.)
1122 No sign of address ID has been found on the floppy.
1123 Discordance between the field ID of the disk sector address and track controller floppy drive.
1124 The floppy disk controller reported an error not recognized by the floppy disk driver.
1125 The floppy controller returned inconsistent results in its registers.
1126 While accessing the hard disk, a recalibrate operation failed despite several attempts.
1127 While accessing the hard disk, a disk operation failed even after several tests.
1128 While accessing the hard drive, reset the necessary disk controller has proved impossible.
1129 Meeting of the physical end of tape.
1130 Not enough memory on the server to process this command.
1131 A fatal embrace potential was detected.
1132 The base address or offset in the file is not properly aligned.
1140 attempt to change the power state of the system has encountered the veto of another application or another driver.
1141 The BIOS tried unsuccessfully to change the power state of the system.
1142 An attempt to create a number of links exceeds the maximum number allowed by the file system was made.
1150 The specified program requires a newer version of Windows.
1151 The specified program is not a Windows or MS-DOS.
1152 Unable to start multiple instances of the specified program.
1153 The specified program was written for an earlier version of Windows.
1154 One of the libraries required to run this application is damaged.
1155 No application is associated with the specified file for this operation.
1156 An error occurred while sending the command to the application.
1157 One of the libraries required to run this application can not be found.
1158 The current process has used all its share allocated by the system of descriptors for the objects of the Manager window.
1159 The message can be used only with synchronous operations.
1160 The indicated source element has no media.
1161 The indicated destination element already contains media.
1163 The indicated element is part of a magazine that is not present.
1164 The indicated device requires reinitialization due to errors.
1165 The device has indicated that cleaning is required before further operations are attempted.
1166 The device has indicated that its door is open.
1167 The device is not connected.
1168 Element not found.
1170 All the properties are not specified on the object.
1171 The past GetMouseMovePoints is not in the buffer.
1172 The tracking (workstation) is not running.
1173 identifier volume could not be found.
1175 Unable to delete the file to replace.
1176 Unable to move the replacement file to the file replace. The file to be replaced has retained its original name.
1177 Unable to move the replacement file to the file replace. To replace the file has been renamed using the backup name.
1178 Theamendment to the log volume is being removed.
1179 amendment to the log volume is not active.
1180 A file was found, but it is perhaps not the correct file.
1181 The log entry has been removed from the newspaper.
1200 The specified device name is invalid.
1201 device is not currently connected but it is a stored connection.
1202 The local device name has a remembered connection to another network resource.
1203 No network accepted the given network path.
1204 The network software name specified is invalid.
1205 Unable to open network connection profile.
1206 The network connection profile is damaged.
1207 Unable to enumerate an object that is not a container.
1208 An extended error has occurred.
1209 The format of the specified group name is invalid.
1210 The format of the computer name specified is invalid.
1211 The format of the specified event name is invalid.
1212 The format of the domain name specified is invalid.
1213 The format of the service name specified is invalid.
1214 The format of the specified network name is invalid.
1215 The format of the specified share name is invalid.
1216 The format of the specified password is invalid.
1217 The format of the specified message name is invalid.
1218 The format of the specified message destination is invalid.
1219 Several connections to a server or a shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name are not allowed. Remove all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again.
1220 attempt to establish a session with a network server took place while the maximum number of sessions on this server was already outdated.
1221 The name of the workgroup or domain is already in use by another computer on the network.
1222 Either there is no network, the network has not started.
1223 The operation was canceled by the user.
1224 The requested operation could not be performed on a file with a user mapped section open.
1225 The remote system refused the network connection.
1226 The network connection was gracefully closed.
1227 The endpoint of the transport network has an address associated with it.
1228 An address has not yet been associated with the network termination point.
1229 An operation was attempted on a network connection that does not exist.
1230 An invalid operation was attempted on an active network connection.
1231 The network location can not be achieved. For information concerning the resolution of problems of the network, see Windows Help.
1232 The network location can not be achieved. For information concerning the resolution of problems of the network, see Windows Help.
1233 The network location can not be achieved. For information concerning the resolution of problems of the network, see Windows Help.
1234 No service operates on the network termination point of destination of the remote system.
1235 The request was aborted.
1236 The network connection was adopted by the local system.
1237 The operation could not be completed. A new test should be performed.
1238 A connection to the server could not be performed because the maximum number of simultaneous connections has been reached.
1811 The server is in use and can not be unloaded.
1812 The specified image file did not contain a resource section.
1813 The specified resource type can be found in the image file.
1814 The specified resource name can not be found in the image file.
1815 The language ID specified resource can be found in the image file.
1816 insufficient quota available to process this command.
1817 No interfaces have been registered.
1818 The remote procedure call was canceled.
1819 The connection handle does not contain all the necessary information.
1820 failed communication when calling a remote procedure.
1821 The requested authentication level is not supported.
1822 No principal name said.
1823 The error specified is not an error code Windows RPC correct.
1824 A UUID identifier that is valid only on this computer has been allocated.
1825 An error specific security package has occurred.
1826 Thread not canceled.
1827 Operation invalid handle the encoding / decoding.
1828 Incompatible version of the serializing package.
1829 Incompatible version of the RPC stub.
1830 The RPC channel object is invalid or corrupted.
1831 An invalid operation was attempted on an object given RPC channel.
1832 The version of the RPC channel is not supported.
1898 The group member was not found.
1899 Unable to create the entry of the database of the endpoint mapper.
1900 The universal unique identifier of the object (UUID) is invalid UUID.
1901 The specified time is invalid.
1902 The specified form name is invalid.
1903 The specified form size is invalid.
1904 Someone is already waiting on the descriptor specified printer.
1905 The specified printer was deleted.
1906 The printer status is not valid.
1907 The password of the user must be changed before opening a session for the first time.
1908 Unable to find a domain controller for this domain.
1909 The referenced account is currently locked and may not be possible to connect to it.
1910 The object exporter specified was not found
1911 The object specified was not found.
1912 The solver object specified.
1913 The rest of the data to be sent in the buffer request.
1914 Handle remote procedure call asynchronous invalid.
1915 Handle for asynchronous RPC call invalid for this operation.
1916 The RPC channel object has already been closed.
1917 The RPC call was completed before the channels are treated.
1918 No more data available in the RPC channel.
1919 No site name is available for this computer.
1920 The system can not access the file.
1921 The file name can not be solved by the system.
1922 The entry type is incorrect.
1923 Unable to export all objects UUID to the specified entry.
1924 Unable to export the interface to the specified entry.
1925 Unable to add the specified profile.

Kaspersky Realtime Cyber Threat Map Updated

Kaspersky Live Threat Cyber Map interface updated with new Demo Mode

Kaspersky has done it yet again – made the best IT department dashboard better. If you have ever seen¬†Kaspersky’s live cyber threat map, then you know how great of a tool it is to use to impress people walking by your IT department. Oh the joy of watching an accounting VP come down and try to explain what it is to someone else! ūüôā

With the new updated map, the interface looks better, cleaner, has cool smoke effects and has a few new features. One of them being the Demo Mode. With the demo mode, it will show you stats of random countries with boxes that appear like something you would see in a movie and the best part is the fly by.

While you are watching all the different lines jolt through the world, all of a sudden you seen the camera get sucked into one of the pipes that shows the transmission of viruses, and the camera follows it. When you hit the ground, you start flying by the landscape (usually in a valley between two mountains) looking at the pipes from the ground level. See the below images for screenshots of the new and updated cyber threat real-time map or try it for yourself below.

Did I mention the screen saver that they now offer?!?

Kaspersky Cyberthreat flying by ground
Kaspersky Cyberthreat flying by ground
Kaspersky Cyberthreat flying in pipes
Kaspersky Cyberthreat flying in pipes

Get Autodesk Maya and Autocad for free (legally)

Autodesk Maya 2016 screenshot

I am a college student – been going for a couple years now. One thing I have learned since starting is that huge companies like to give things away for free to students. I have got free digital ocean, almost every version of Windows Server, Microsoft SQL, all of Atlassian products, and more.

I was talking to a colleague of mine and he mentioned that he had a version of Maya. I asked him how did he get that. He replied because I am student. After doing some digging I found that Autodesk gives all the following products to student for free for 3 years (and you can renew that for life if you get to keep your school email address:

  • 123D Catch mobile and desktop app
  • 123D Circuits Windows and web app
  • 123D Design mobile and desktop app
  • 123D Make mobile and desktop app
  • 123D Sculpt+ mobile app
  • 3ds Max
  • 3ds Max Extension
  • 3ds Max Design
  • Advance Concrete
  • Advance Steel
  • Alias AutoStudio
  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD 360
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD for Mac
  • AutoCAD LT
  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoCAD P&ID
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • AutoCAD Raster Design
  • Autodesk Project Ignite
  • A360 Rendering
  • A360
  • BIM 360 Glue iPad app
  • Bluestreak mobile app
  • Building Design Suite Ultimate
  • Buzzsaw mobile app
  • CFD Flex
  • CFD Motion
  • Character Generator
  • Dynamo Studio
  • Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate
  • Fabrication CADmep
  • Fabrication CAMduct
  • Fabrication ESTmep
  • Factory Design Suite Ultimate
  • Flow Design
  • ForceEffect mobile app
  • ForceEffect Motion mobile app
  • FormIt 360
  • FormIt mobile and web app
  • Fusion 360
  • Fx app
  • Green Building Studio
  • Helius Composite
  • Helius PFA
  • Homestyler Interior Design mobile and web app
  • HSMWorks
  • Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate
  • InfraWorks
  • InfraWorks 360
  • InfraWorks 360 iPad app
  • Instructables
  • Inventor HSM Pro
  • Inventor Professional
  • Inventor Publisher
  • Inventor Publisher mobile viewer
  • Lighting Analysis for Revit
  • Maya
  • Maya LT
  • Meshmixer
  • Mockup 360
  • Moldflow Adviser Ultimate
  • MotionBuilder
  • Mudbox
  • Nastran In-CAD
  • Navisworks Manage
  • Plant Design Suite Ultimate
  • Pixlr
  • Point Layout
  • Product Design Suite Ultimate
  • ReCap 360 Ultimate
  • Rendering in A360
  • Revit
  • Revit Extensions
  • Robot Structural Analysis Professional
  • Showcase
  • Simulation CFD
  • Simulation Composite Analysis
  • Simulation Composite Design
  • Simulation Mechanical
  • Simulation Moldflow Advisor Ultimate
  • SketchBook Express iPad app
  • SketchBook Express mobile app
  • Smoke
  • Softimage
  • Stingray
  • Structural Bridge Design
  • TinkerBox
  • Tinkercad
  • Tinkerplay
  • T-Splines Plug-in for Rhino
  • Vehicle Tracking
  • VRED Professional


All that for free – just because you are a student. To get the free software, simply create an account on Autodesk’s website an declare that you are a student.


What software are you going to use? Tell me in the comment section below!

Convert your old RCA Wii to HDMI


We bought a new 50-inch TV for black Friday last year, was all excited un-boxing it and plugging it up. We plugged it up and turned it on and the bright TV light up the room. We decided to quickly start plugging up devices.. I went to plug in the Wii Video and Audio cables and I quickly discovered it did not come with the usual RCA Yellow/Red/White Audio/Video plugins.

Now a days with most new HD TVs, they are not including these plugs so you can either spend hundreds of dollars to upgrade the device or purchase these converts to up-convert the device for just a few dollars. With the Wii, you have two options. With something like a DVD player, you have one option that I know of.

There are two types of convertrs for the Wii that I have found that lets you up-convert the connections to HDMI. The first device, Dreamall Wii to HDMI 480p Converter Adapter, plugs directly into the Wii – there are not power cords, or extra cables running. There is an option for a 3.5mm audio jack if your TV requires that and the price is currently only at about $12! I have been using it for about a year now and no issues so far!

The second type of adapter converts anything that has a RCA type connector to HDMI. I bought one for my neighbor because she also wanted DVD/VCR players to work with it. The main disadvantage is that the RCA to HDMI Video Converter Adapter requires it to be powered and requires RCA cables (which is needed if you are using this with a DVD player). She has been using it for about a year now and she has never complained that it quit working.

Just remember that neither one comes with an HDMI Cable!

Google’s April Fools Day Pranks 2015

Every year Google pretends to put out various products that sometimes sounds legit yet unbelievable. If it sounds too good to be true, and its announced April 1st, its probably not true. Below is all of the Google April Fools day pranks!

Google in reverse

The first one, is elooG. With elooG, you visit the page by going to You will see all of Google in reverse Рimages, logos, text, even the text you type will be in reverse!

Google Actual Cloud

With all the different types of cloud hosting, available these days there is one type that was never created until today. Google Actual Cloud Platform. According to Google, they use actual clouds in the sky for this type of hosting. See the video below and visit

Google Fiber dial-up mode

If 100mbs of a network connection is too fast for you, then consider using dial-up mode to enjoy the slow life for a while.

  Google Panda

Google Smartbox

If you thought you could not get your world connected any more, then look at Google’s latest product – Google Smartbox. With Google Smartbox, even you snailmail will be connected!

Google keyless keyboard

If your hands are tied up, Google Japan has got you covered with the Keyless Keyboard. See the below video:


From what I can tell, that rounds up all of the Google April fool pranks of 2015. Let me know if there are more that I am not aware of!

Your own IPSEC VPN in about 3 minutes using Digital Ocean

I have been wanting to setup my own IPSEC VPN for a while now to have a little bit of encryption from my network to the internet. ¬†I found a good hosting provider for the VPN because it is so cheap ($5.00 a month) – Digital Ocean, then I realized that they only charge by the hour as long as you destroy the VPS. The¬†VPN took about 30 minutes to setup. After a few times, I realized that I could turn this into a quick script. So now I can setup a VPS with a secure VPN in about two minutes, destroy it when I am done and only get charged a few pennies for having it. Here is how I do it. Please keep in mind that this has no warranty – if it melts down your server, sorry – but it hasn’t melted mine down yet!

Continue reading “Your own IPSEC VPN in about 3 minutes using Digital Ocean”

BitLocker using all of your hard drive space?

Today, I set up a new laptop for a user. As a standard practice, we always BitLock the laptops that we issue out. I was in the middle of copying the user’s data over and it kindly hung while I was BitLocking at the same time. The files finally copied over, and I went to My Computer and seen there was only 6GB left of a 500GB hard drive, and I only copied 3GB of data over! I jsut knew there was something wrong with the file system of the hard drive since it hung.

After doing some digging, I found that BitLocker uses up all but 6BG of your hard drive space UNTIL its done bitlocking. After it is done, all the free space will be shown as free again.

But why does it do this?

Because it is also encrypting the free space for security reasons! Since when you delete a file, it is not really removed from the hard drive, BitLocker encrypts the free space so that none of these files can be recovered. You can read a more technical description here!

Where have you been? Google knows!

Google Location History Map

Do you have Google anything installed on your phone? Computer? Tablet? If so, chances are Google knows – and records – everywhere you have been!

Google will save this data if you have these two settings turned on:

  1. Location Reporting
  2. Location history

Now your thinking, if I have the option to turn this on or off why would it even be on? There are many things Google uses (and collects) this data for. Ever searched for a pizza place like “Papa Johns” and Google somehow magically showed the results for your location rather than some random place in the world? Google uses your location data to narrow down the results.

Maybe you use Google Now. Google now HIGHLY integrates with your location data. In fact, every so many minutes, it scans for your location and reports it so you can get interesting cards on your Google Now interface.


Google offers step by step instructions on how to remove all your location history and how to turn it off. You can find the instructions to turn off Location History by clicking HERE.

Now comes the fun part Рyou can actually see where all Google knows you have been by ensureing you  are logged in to your main Google account, and clicking the following address:

Here are a couple example screenshots (click to enlarge):

Google Location History 1
Google Location History 1
Google Location History 2
Google Location History 2

So you decide, is it worth leaving this on for the cool features that Google offers? I love the features of Google Now, but it is a little scary to see just how often Google tracks your location for this feature.

Convert From FAT32 To NTFS Without Losing Data

I have had a 1TB external HDD that I bought a while back that I formatted the other day. After I started copying all of my data to it, I realized that I accidentally formatted it over to FAT32 and it only had 430GB of the 1TB that I could use because of FAT32 restrictions. But I already started copying the data over and didn’t want to have to restart it. I found out there is a way to change the format of a HDD without loosing data!


NOTE: Although this method worked perfect for me, I would suggest you backing up your data first just in case!

  1. Go to Computer, and note the name of the drive whose file system you wish to convert.
  2.  Click on Start.
  3.  Type cmd in the search bar if you use Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows Vista. If you use Windows XP, click on Run and then execute cmd.
  4. Execute “chkdsk h: /f ” (without quotes) where H is the letter of the drive to undergo conversion. This checks the drive for errors and fixes them automatically.
  5. Execute “Convert H: /FS:NTFS” (without quotes). H is again the letter of the drive to be converted.
  6. The command prompt will start the conversion process and after a few minutes, CMD will say that conversion was successful.
  7. You can check it in the properties of the drive through right click<Properties.

A viola! You know have a drive that is NTFS with all your data still on it!

Printer Status Notification

The other day, I hooked up a printer to USB that had the option for network. The client wanted it USB rather than network. So I hooked it up and before I left, I got the following text printed out a couple times:

GET /DevMgmt/DiscoveryTree.xml HTTP/1.1

I figured it was just a one time thing so I left. A couple hours later, I got a call from her saying that she got the same message every time she printed a page. I went and looked at it and found this to be a fix:

Go to devices and Printers and right click the culprit printer.  Click printing preferences and click the advanced tab, you should see a similar window:


Printer Status Notification


Disable “Printer Status Notification” and the issue should be instantly resolved!