Y2k is a very special and a memorable year. The reason being:

I stepped out of the school with flying colors and entered a PU college. I also got an opportunity to fight with my dad that I would not take up *PCM"B" as an optional since I had hated and even now hate Di-section/killing cock roaches. You shouldn't blame or even scold me if I flunk in Biology. :D And landed into a *PCM"Cs" class learning "What is a computer, PASCAL ....." :) I still have the notes!

I got a chance to create my first email id using rediff.com which offered 2MB Inbox storage. A cousin who was newly wed and flew to US would send loads of photos often which I would store in a 1.44MB floppy disk and clear the inbox from flooding. ;) I still use rediffmail.

You should start preparing for II PU exams, book for tuitions and CET exams when you are still in I PU. The whole class would accompany you in bunking during II PU classes which eases the lectures job. You would study the tuition notes religiously without even bothering to check the text books. Language classes like English, Sanskrit are taken for granted unless your English faculty is a good looking lady with an excellent command. ;)

Last but not the least, I miss summer vacations. :(

*PCMB => Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology.

*PCMCs => Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science.

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Safe mode with networking

It has been a month that my dear laptop with whom I spend wonderful moments of connecting to you all is going on continuous shutdown, forcing me to login Safe mode with networking with minimal features.

Initially, I guessed it was a problem with Microsoft Vista operating system I came across a discussion on this forum.

Today, installed Windows 7 Operating system and yet my laptop shuts down after half an hour.

RAM is perfect. I am clueless, what to do! :(

Edited on 29th June:

Thanks for all your valuable inputs. My lappie is perfectly working. The issue was dust accumulation. :)

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Continuous Shutdown - Need pointers

My laptop is going for continuous shut down. I find the following messages in the Application Log. Current Operating System is Windows Vista.

Any pointers to this issue would help.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\Installer\{67E03279-F703-408F-B4BF-46B5FC8D70CD}\WksWP.exe". Dependent Assembly msadctls,processorArchitecture="x86",type="win32",version="1.0.1801.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 8007043c from line 45 of d:\vistasp1_gdr\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

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It has been close to four years that I have been commuting to Electronics City via Hosur Road. Initially, even before joining the company, the message on orkut was "Ready to rock n roll at ... ". Now I feel, it is the other way, "Rolling over the rocks", due to the time taken to reach the office, spending long hours at office. I, sometimes, wonder when the place Bangalore can be changed to Bengaluru then why not change Hosur to Holasuru ?

For those who are not aware of Hosur Road or never commuted, please do visit once a lifetime. It would make your journey to office, a memorable one indeed!

PS: Holasu in Kannada means "dirty", ooru means "city". :)

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