Friday, September 17, 2004

ATI started using Microsoft's .NET Framework..

The latest ATI drivers require Microsoft's .NET 1.1 Framework to be installed. If the PC does not have the .NET 1.1 Framework installed, the installer will not work.

Also, the driver is a single package that has drivers for RADEON 9500, RADEON 9600, RADEON 9700, RADEON 9800, RADEON X300, RADEON X600, or RADEON X800 Series of products.

Users can download the drivers from this link.

Click this link to download .NET Framework from Microsoft.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Just visiting a website could be enough to give you a virus..

Microsoft has published a patch for a major security flaw in its software's handling of the JPEG graphics format and urged customers to use a new tool to locate the many applications that are vulnerable.

The critical flaw has to do with how Microsoft's operating systems and other software process the widely used JPEG image format and could let attackers create an image file that would run a malicious program on a victim's computer as soon as the file is viewed. Because the software giant's Internet Explorer browser is vulnerable, Windows users could fall prey to an attack just by visiting a website that has affected images.
The severity of the flaw had some security experts worried that a virus that exploits the issue may be on the way.
The flaw affects various versions of at least a dozen Microsoft software applications and operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Office XP, Office 2003, Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, Project, Visio, Picture It and Digital Image Pro. The software giant has a full list of affected applications in the advisory on its website:
Windows XP Service Pack 2, which is still being distributed to many customers' computers, is not vulnerable to the flaw.
The JPEG processing flaw enables a program hidden in an image file to execute on a victim's system. The flaw is unrelated to another image vulnerability found in early August. That vulnerability, in a common code library designed to support the Portable Network Graphics, or PNG, format, affected applications running on Linux, Windows and Apple's Mac OS X. Both the JPEG, which stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, and PNG formats are commonly used by websites. Visit:

Microsoft has added 163 new KB articles..

Microsoft has added 163 new KB articles on Windows XP SP2. To have the complete list of articles along with the description, visit:

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Microsoft will sell songs online

Microsoft Corporation, hoping to take a bite out of Apple Computer Inc's highly popular online music service (iTunes), is gearing up to launch its own web site for selling songs over the Internet. Read the complete article @

Sunday, September 05, 2004

New knowledge articles in my web site..

I have added the following Kbase articles on Windows XP SP2 under \kbase section to my web site (

KA10143 - Unable to install Service Pack 2 on a system, which has a beta or release version.
KA10144 - WMV video file is opening in Internet Explorer as a text file rather than Media Player after installing Windows XP SP2.
KA10145 - “Service Pack 2 Setup could not verify the integrity of the file. Make sure that the Cryptographic service is running on this computer” error.
KA10146 - Windows Media Player 9 is unable to play music, after uninstalling Windows XP SP2
KA10149 - Unable to copy files/folders to removable storage media (Thumb Drives, Pen Drives, Memory Cards) after installing Windows XP Service Pack 2.
KA10150 - Unable to invoke Windows Auto Update after installing Windows XP Service Pack 2
KA10151 - Disable auto restart after Windows update
KA10152 - Disable Add-on Crash Detection feature
KA10153 - Disable Updating Add-ons automatically
KA10154 - Windows update is restarting the PC after 5 minutes to install the updates.
KA10155 - Installing Minor Updates Automatically
KA10156 - Disable Windows Update Filtering Option
KA10157 - Disable "Data Execution Prevention" dialog box

Friday, September 03, 2004

Microsoft released its first hotfix for Windows XP SP2..

Microsoft has issued a hotfix for Windows XP SP2 to solve a problem about which many users have complained: programs that attempt to connect to loopback addresses other than get error messages. A lot of VPN users have run into this problem, which I've read was introduced last-minute, post-RC2. Of course, it's a hotfix so it's only sort-of supported. They're going to have to come up with a more formal solution.