A computer restart is required. You must restart this computer before installing SQL Server

Anyone who installs SQL Server frequently must get this all the time. Shutting down an in use server is rarely an easy option. I’ve been doing the following hack to get round this since SQL 2008 came out with its new installer, but I never told anyone as I thought bad things could happen and I… Continue reading A computer restart is required. You must restart this computer before installing SQL Server

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Indesit DI620 Dishwasher Flashing 4 Error PCB Repair C00143206

My dishwasher stopped working yesterday. The symptoms were the wash started as normal but then stopped half way through flashing the 4th light. The water wasn’t hot and the soap dispenser hadn’t opened. Some Googling showed that this is caused by the water not reaching the desired temperature. The dishwasher starts with a 15-20 minute… Continue reading Indesit DI620 Dishwasher Flashing 4 Error PCB Repair C00143206

Parrot CK3100 CK3300 CK3500 DIY Flash Upgrade Programming Cable – TTL Pinout

Ondřej Linhart contacted me after reading my post on creating an upgrade cable for the Parrot CK3000. He has a CK3100 and suspected that it would be possible to create a similar cable for the CK3100 as I had done for the CK3000. This is because the official cable advertised says it works on the… Continue reading Parrot CK3100 CK3300 CK3500 DIY Flash Upgrade Programming Cable – TTL Pinout

CK3000 Evolution DIY Flash Upgrade Programming Cable – TTL Pinout

CK3000 Evolution Control Box Upgrade Cable Pinout

    I recently purchased the CK3000 Evolution car bluetooth hands free kit off eBay for £26, much cheaper than the retail £80. I quickly realised I needed to update the firmware on it as it was quite out of date and the latest 5.25c update from the parrot site fixes issues with Android phones.… Continue reading CK3000 Evolution DIY Flash Upgrade Programming Cable – TTL Pinout

Android Automated Build Increment

I was looking for a way to automatically update the AndroidManifest.xml android:versionCode & android:versionName with a new build version everytime I compiled a new build. I wanted to go from: android:versionCode=”1″ android:versionName =”1.0.0″ to android:versionCode=”2″ android:versionName =”1.0.1″ then android:versionCode=”3″ android:versionName =”1.0.2″ etc. Lots of googling found that there are complicated solutions using Ant, but there… Continue reading Android Automated Build Increment

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup hangs at SqlEngineConfigAction_install_confignonrc_Cpu64

The short version: If you get SqlEngineConfigAction_install_confignonrc_Cpu64 error while installing SQL Server 2008 R2 and the detail log says that the last successful command was mofcomp.exe then try restarting the server, uninstall the partially installed sql server and then reinstall. More detail: Check the log at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\<datetime>\detail.txt If the last line… Continue reading SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup hangs at SqlEngineConfigAction_install_confignonrc_Cpu64