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The Database Engine system data directory in the registry is not valid

Recently I was helping a client with this issue; they were trying to repair their instances due to some registry setting issues.  However kept getting this message; this error message in the Bootstrap Logs means one of the key parameters for setup are missing or incorrect.  406 more words


Your stories: The kid in the green glasses

Huge thanks to Melissa for sending in this post, which covers one of my favorite topics: self-portraits of kids in glasses.  It ran originally on her blog, … 550 more words

Kids With Glasses

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Hood: Part III

We finally patched the ceiling around the ducting for our range hood so that it would stop raining insulation into our pots and pans. We actually did this three weeks ago, but are just now posting about it.   488 more words

3 more essential security tasks you can do for your family today

Do you get late night calls from your Dad when he can’t send email?

If your colleagues can’t print do they stop by your desk before they go to IT? 1,359 more words


Drywall Patch work

We’ve moved into the new house and now getting the prior house ready for rent.  One of the things I had to handle was patching up a drywall hole that was made when the plumber did some work in the laundry room.   299 more words

The Minecraft Expectation

Well, it is over. With the 2.5 BILLION (yes, BILLION) sale of Mojang to Microsoft, Markus “Notch” Persson’s five-year relationship with his independent game phenomenon, … 721 more words

Video Games

Enable Microsoft Update when Internet Explorer is not installed

For Windows to retreive updates from Microsoft Update, as opposed to Windows Update (which is the default), you have to opt in. This is usually done through the Windows Update GUI by selecting “Get updates for other Microsoft Products” 202 more words