Here’s a golden utility for the ages: SafeMSI is a user contributed single file to Windows IT Pro that does one thing and one thing only. When you’re in Safe Mode you can’t install or more importantly uninstall an application because the Windows Installer Service isn’t running. With SafeMSI.exe you enter Safe Mode on Windows NT, 2000, 2003, Vista, 2008 or Windows 7 and run the program. You get this notification: You then uninstall whatever ails you and reboot your system. Wonderful!
Let’s take a look at the MicroStar MS-6103 Socket 8 motherboard. I know the first thing you’re going to say; why bother with a motherboard from 1995? My main reason is the number of search hits I get looking for information on this model, plus the emails requesting information. I’ve been using this board with two Pentium Pro 180 MHz processors and 128 MB of RAM in a variety of situations and have made a few discoveries that may help those who are still using it. The board is your…read more
Like all my motherboard reviews, this isn’t a review per se but my collected experiences with a particular piece of hardware. My uncle had a socket 754 motherboard that had received a power surge and fried. Everything else was still good ( except the power supply ) so he needed a new motherboard, so I picked up an MSI K8N Neo-FSR ( MS-7030-020 ). I don’t really understand why MSI uses product names and product numbers interchangeably but they do. I installed this board and reinstalled everything and ran Passmark’s Burn In…read more