Nerd or Turd Header


Archive for the ‘Computer Related’ Category

CSS Code to Solve Div Alignment Problems

22 Oct
Share Button

CSS Cascading Style Sheet

I was having problems aligning data inside a div container but I could not see what was causing this issue.

I originally thought it was to do with padding, margins and then div alignments and then came up with this useful code to help fault find my divs.

Paste the following code into the div tag in your HTML page:

style=”display:inline-block; border: 3px solid purple;

This will show a bright border for the DIV so you can more easily fault find any problems.




Share Button

Stop Windows 7 Libraries Folder Opening on Start up [SOLVED]

30 Sep
Share Button

libraries folder opens on boot
This tip will stop the libraries folder opening on start up.

I tried many ways to solve this issue and below is the solution that worked for me and will hopefully work for you.

  1. Go to > Start Menu > Run >
  2. Type: “regedit”
  3. Click “OK”
  4. Browse to the following path way by clicking on each folder on the left hand side.
    “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon”
  5. On the right hand side you will see Name: “Userinit” Type: REG_SZ and Data: “c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,userinit.exe” (This is what mine was).
  6. Double click on “Userinit”
  7. Now change the Data to: “c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe”
  8. Click “OK”
  9. Now reboot and this sh0uld help solve your issue.PS. Remember to not change any other data in regedit unless you know exactly what you are doing as this could cause serious problems and prevent your computer from starting.Click on any screenshot to see a clearer larger example.

libraries folder opens on boot solved

Below is a link to the website which helped me solve it.

Share Button

Workaround for Virgin Media blocking “The Pirate Bay” Torrent Website.

01 Jun
Share Button



Then click a domain name in the list to be taken to the pirate bay website.

Virgin Media do not block as of yet. (20/09/2014)

Hopefully this will allow all the legal torrent file downloaders access!! ;D

PS: another way to get around this is to go through proxies and use a proxy in your web browser!

Share Button

If Windows 7 system recovery is running very slow and your computer system will not boot try this

01 Jun
Share Button

If Windows 7 system recovery is running very slow and the operating system will not boot this may be because something is running on your computer system slowly or could be faulty.
E.g. Hard drive

I found out a hard drive was running with problems causing the whole system to almost grind to a halt.The hard drive was faulty.

I determined this by disconnecting all devices and drives on the system and then plugging in the bootable disc. I then powerer the system up and it booted fully into windows 7.  With no problems.
I then tried connecting another hard drive then i tried booting again until i could see when the problem occured amd what device was causing it.
It wasnt immediately obvious as the hard drive was very intermittent but wheb i left windows on for a bit when i finally booted the system with the faulty hard drive then mouse was very laggy and doing anything was extremely slow. I managed to reboot and try again literally with the faulty drive and the bootable drive and i did actually manage to copy the files from the drive that were important and not backed up.
So i retrieved my data and through the hard drive away.

Prooved that a faulty hard drive on the same BUS on the computer will cause the entire system to run slow.

Solution pin point the faulty drive and remove.

I did have trouble booting into windows 7 it was due to an Avast system file causing the problems originally. Then i managed to boot into windows safe mode with networking and it took me many goes and then it suddenly did boot. Once in there i downloaded Avast uninstall/remover utility from their site to see if this would cure the booting problem. It did not and it it was now getting stuck on a file named something like classpnp.sys i cannot entirely remember the name.
But once i disconnected all the drives i did not need to worry about any of this as the faulty drive was causing all these issues somehow.

So the problem was solved.

Share Button

Adobe Acrobat Reader will not let you print [SOLVED]

12 May
Share Button

If Adobe Acrobat Reader will not let you print and you can print all other documents on the computer then there is a problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you goto Edit – Preferences –  then goto the security options link on the left hand side there will be a check box to untick to disable protection.
Uncheck that and click apply and ok. 
Then try to print and there you go this solved my problem at work and may help you out.



Share Button

Samsung Galaxy S4 Wifi Connection Problem with Dlink DIR-655 Router [SOLVED]

03 Nov
Share Button

If you have a problem connecting your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Dlink DIR-655 Wifi Connection then you need to change the following:


Login to the DIR-655

Go to:
Wireless Settings
Manual Wireless Network Settings
Now scroll down to the WPA Header on the page.
Change the Cipher Type to TKIP. (If it is on AES or AES & TKIP it will have problems on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for some reason.)

Problem solved.

Note: I used firmware 1.31EU
To view the firmware version go to: Tools > Firmware.

Share Button

You must accept the International Selling Agreement before you can list this item on a site other than where you registered or with international postage options.

13 Jul
Share Button


I got stuck with this error message:

eBay Message:


You can’t complete this listing right now. See below for details.

You must accept the International Selling Agreement before you can list this item on a site other than where you registered or with international postage options. If you prefer not to accept this agreement, you will need to list only where you registered and choose local postage options in this tool before resubmitting your listing. Please visit to accept these terms.

I hope the link below sorts out your problem follow this link once logged in and click “I agree”

Here’s the link to the actual agreement:

Share Button

Error connecting to wireless network on Samsung Galaxy S3 comes up as disabled

07 Apr
Share Button

If you are trying to connect to a wifi on a Samsung Galaxy S3 it may come up with this error message:

If this is displayed on your phone it is most likely an incorrect password for that wireless network connection.

Took me a while to solve as my router had defaulted to the standard password somehow and I was using my custom password which no longer existed.

Share Button

WordPress – Fatal Error on Upgrade, Allowed memory size exhausted?

01 Mar
Share Button

Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 67108864) (tried to allocate 18640 bytes) in blah/blah/blah/public_html/wordpress/wp-includes/media.php on line 253

I got this error from trying to update WordPress to 3.5.1

Maybe a All in One SEO Plugin is the problem.
1. Deactivate the SEO plugin
2. Upload the images
3. Update the post.
4. Activate SEO.

This worked for me.

Solved my issues hope this solves yours! took me around an hour to solve this and a previous error message!


Share Button

WordPress Error – Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

01 Mar
Share Button

Blog down! Displays this:

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.


Just remove the file called “.maintainance” in your base folder (Folder that contains index.php of WordPress). Sometimes this file will be hidden so you will need to unhide hidden files.


Hope this helps as it solved my issue!

Share Button