Friday, July 30, 2010

Off-Topic: Windows Script Host Error

Hi all! This may be out of topic in my blog but recently I got plagued by the Windows Script Host error about the xhv.vbs missing. Desktop and laptops were all infected at the same time.

Anyway, the error message is popping up every time I boot up because the xhv.vbs went missing since my AV (Avast! -- thank you Avast!) have quarantined and removed it from the original location (C:\WINDOWS\xhv.vbs). Since it has been removed Windows Script Host (wscript.exe) keeps on searching for it in the same place.

I got frustrated and irritated at the same time so I searched the Internet and found several solutions but none helped. So just this morning (July 30, 2010 around 6:00 A.M.), I started to battle again the irritating startup message that's been popping up for the third day.

Finally, I succeeded. *Whew*

Here’s what I did:

     1. Go to Start->Run then type regedit on the textbox;
     2. Back-up registry using the File->Export..;
     3. Search for the xhv.vbs and landed here:

          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\autoMe

     4. Select the entire autoMe folder on the left pane and delete it;
     5. Confirm delete key and all subkeys. What this will do is delete the entry in the msconfig about the starting the “wscript.exe xhv C:\WINDOWS\xhv.vbs”;
     6. Restart;

Hopefully the pop-up message regarding the C:\WINDOWS\xhv.vbs is missing reported by the Windows Script Host goes *POOF* upon next restart or boot up.

Hope this helps!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Enjoying A Part Of Japanese Culture

Roughly two weeks ago, we went to Mall Of Asia in Pasay City, Philippines where we enjoyed a part of Japanese culture by watching a Taiko show performed by Yamato.

It was a good thing my parents arrived at the show area early and we were able to get decent seats -- second row from the stage. The first row though was about 8 to 10 feet from the base of the stage. This was a photo opportunity but I was really short on glass. I had only my 50mm prime. I had to do what I had to do -- struggle.

Here are a few photos that I think are best from all the shots that I took.

It was really hard to take photos of these in the dark. Had to deal with thin DOF, high ISO, slow shutter speed to get somewhat good exposures as flash wasn't allowed as it would destroy the ambiance/effect of the show. A monopod, high-ISO capable camera, good telephoto lens would have been a great help I believe.

The show was very entertaining. You really could feel the beat of these drums.

It was a very nice show! I am looking forward for more shows like this. My eldest daughter seem to have enjoyed it a lot as she was paying attention to what's happening in the stage.

Here's the rest of the photos from where this nice photos came from:

Yamato: Drummers Of Japan