Installing WinXP on newer Hardware (BSOD 0x00000007B)

Recently a friend of mine failed on installing Windows XP on a „newer“ Hardware and recieved an BSOD (Bluescreen) with Error Code *** STOP: 0x00000007B (0XF780254, 0xC0000014, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

To solve this problem get in to BIOS – Settings (System Setup, BIOS, UEFI, press F2, F10 on startup or check out the info for shortkey accessing System Settings on Startup. Inside this Settings-Menu access SATA-Configuration/Disk Configuration

Bildergebnis für sata ahci
(this image can differ depending on manufacturer)

It is necessary to switch to „IDE“ in SATA-Config so that Windows XP can recognize the Disk.


Mining Dash

After a first try of mining Ethereum, which took a long time even to download the 11 Gig Blockchain File I switched to DASH which has only a 3GB File.

I used dashminer 2.1 .1:

and mined a few days with a poor result of 0.01 Dash… Seem to be only efficient when using multiple GPUs or a Mining Rig

And power has to be for free.

My Mining Hardware was:
– Intel Core i7 i950 4x 3,3 GhZ,  16 GB Ram,
– VTX3D Radeon R9 390, 8GB GDDR5

Here is my DASH – wallet, just in case you want to send me some  😉

Lets see what the cryptocurrency hype will bring.


Interesting Quotes

„I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.“
Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864

„It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.“
Immanuel Kant

„Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.“
Immanuel Kant

„The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.“
Bertrand Russel

„We don’t want to live under a world government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations.“
Dr. Robert Bowman


Database VIM_VCDB full

If you’re still running a VMWare Version < 6 you might know that VMWare is using a SQL-Express Database for its Management. This Express Edition has limits and if they are reached, nothing will work (inside VMWare Managment).

To purge the database (which runs into the License Limit…) do the following:

  • start SQL-Management Studio to access the database
  • Select top 200 rows for the dbo.VPX.Parameter table
  • Edit the Values of Event.MaxAge to 30, MaxAgeEnabled to true
  • Edit the Values Task.maxAge to 30 and task.MaxAgeEnabled to true
  • Last step is to run the stored procedure: dbo.cleanup_events_task_proc
  • Wait… this can take a while….

Since VMWare 6.0 they switched to Postgres Database, but afaik they still need a MS SQL-Database for the VMWare-Update Manager…


Endless Space 2 – Final(ly) release(d)

Endless Space 2 is out of Early Access/Alpha Stage, it was released on 19th May with a new Fraction (Unfallen). Gameplay did not really changed from the latest versions in Alpha stage and some promised Features were not released (e.g. Fighters for Carriers). Also some of the explosions in Combat view still looks buggy (ship disappears). I’m cautious if this will get fixed (and features will get implemented) with patches… or if they will make an addon($-))…


How to kill a VM (VMWare)

If a virtual machine on your Host doesnt respond and you cannot kill/power it off, KILL it:

  • enable SSH on the ESX-Host
  • Connect via SSH to the ESX-Host
  • Enter the command „esxcli vm process list“ and note the World-ID of the unsresponsive VM
  • With this World-ID you can kill the process of the Virtual machine: esxcli vm process kill –type=soft –world-id 1077499
  • If it doesnt get killed soft, try it with hard or force

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Dominican Republic – Pictures

Dominican Republic – Punta Cana – Bavaro Beach in March 2017