Samsung Galaxy A5 – Notification LED

The Notification LED has become a critical alert for any incoming messages without having to physically check the phone every time

But the Samsung Galaxy A Series has done without this. In what looks to be an effort to increase the battery life significantly.

The next question that pops up; Is there an APP that enables the Samsung Galaxy A Series Notification LED?

Well, installing the APP has no effect; since the hardware clearly does not support it. So the answer is a clear NO

For those who consider this a downside; this is going to be a hard pill to swallow

Error 1721 There is a problem with this Windows Installer Package – Windows 8.1

Error 1721.There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor

I had trouble uninstalling a program from Windows 8.1 and the above message showed. For a change I did not end up having to use any Third-Party tools to solve this problem. Microsoft has a useful tool which will help resolve Install and Uninstall issues related to Microsoft Installer

Using below link will guide you through

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

 

Strangely, Microsoft does not link the Error 1721 to this post. If it did, I wouldn’t have to write this post

Happy troubleshooting 🙂

Disk Error on Buffalo TeraStation TS5400R NAS Drive

This NAS Drive works well; but there is no useful support or forum available which can help with any troubleshooting.

I had setup daily email alerts on backup status; for more than a week I had been receiving Disk Error Status 16/17/20

When checking the Web Console all Disk Drives show Normal Status.

The only way to resolve it is to do a Firmware Update. Kindly update the firmware to minimum 2.80-0.02.

How to Update Firmware

  • From Management Tab – Click Update
  • Click Check for Updates and Install updates when found
  • The NAS Drive will restart a couple of times before the firmware update is completed

Uninstall SearchProtect e from your system in quick easy steps

There is an annoying icon in the taskbar which has started to hijack your computer. Your Internet Explorer and other browsers may have started to act funny opening up strange start-up pages.

searchprotect

I have tried Adware Cleaner/ Malware Bytes and other Enterprise AV Tools. No on these currently pick this up as a threat.

So is this really a virus? Well; I don’t know what it is; but I definitely don’t want unknown programs lurking in my system. Moreover there is a traceable entry in Control Panel which allows us to uninstall this.

Below is a series of steps which will help you to remove this

  • From the Taskbar click the upward pointing arrow and click Customize
  • Locate the exe file which shows up with same e icon
  • In my case; it shows up as SupHPNot.exe; but it may different on other machines

SearchProtect_Taskbar

  • Take a note of the exe file name.
  • Open Task Manager (taskmgr) and locate this exe file from the Process Tab
  • Once found; right-click on the process and select Go to Details
  • The task manager automatically switches to the details tab showing the specific process selected
  • Right-Click on the selected process and select Open File Location
  • The specific folder containing the exe opens up
  • There would be an uninstall.exe available.
  • Run it and restart your PC