How To Make puTTY Automatically Load a Session

The most awesome emulator of all time, puTTY.exe, just got even easier to use. Along with loggiong automatically into a SSH session add the Windows shortcut that loads a saved session and launches it, now you have one click shell access to your Linux host from your Windows PC.

Here’s how:

  1. Download puTTY.exe
  2. Save it to the folder  C:\puTTY\
  3. Open a Windows Explorer window in C:\puTTY\
  4. Run puTTY.exe once, and create a “saved session”, making note of what you name it. My example below uses the name my neatly named Saved Session
  5. Right-click-drag puTTY.exe and drop it next to itself, this creates a shortcut to the .exe file.
  6. Right-click the shortcut you just created, on the popup menu click Properties.
  7. In the Target box, add -load “your-saved-session-name” after C:\putty\putty.exe
  8. The final content in the target box should look like:
    C:\putty\putty.exe -load "my neatly named Saved Session"
  9. Save the shortcut. Viola! Move or copy this shortcut anywhere you like (e.g. your Desktop, your QuickLaunch toolbar, your custom explorer toolbar, etc.) and you have 1-click access to a command prompt on your Linux / Unix host.


Posted under Apple, Freeware, Linux, Microsoft, Network, Software, WebDev, ZyXel

This post was written by Content Curator on December 5, 2009

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Blue Screen During Boot – Loop on Windows XP, Server

So, you have a Windows system that gets a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) during bootup, and you can’t see what it says before it disappears. Not a big deal, except that the system won’t boot into safe mode either, so you can’t do the regular method, using the Windows GUI, to set the system properties settings so that the system does not automatically reboot when the blue screen appears. Yikes! Well, if you want to stop the system from rebooting beforee you can get the STOP: codes, and find out how to fix the problem, here is a really neat way:

How To Disable Automatic Restart For BSOD If You Are Unable To Get Into Windows

Download UBCD  here

Another neat tip from a Japanese Lenovo support board, save me some work today (use Google to translate):

Need to Repair Install Windows (second R during setup) when STOP: 0 × 0000007B (0 × F789EA94, 0) / INACESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE occurs on restore of OS onto new hardware / storage controller.

Thanks all for the help!

Posted under Hardware, Microsoft, Operating System, Software

This post was written by Content Curator on December 3, 2009

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How to delete EISA partition

Assuming you are using Windows XP or Vista, you can use the DISKPART utility to delete these OEM partitions from DELL and other hard drives.

If you have data anywhere on the drive that you will be deleting the EISA partition from, backup that data now.

  1. Connect the drive to the computer. If it is an IDE drive then do this with a USB-to-IDE device, or connect the drive directly to the IDE cable. If ti is a SATA drive then do this with a USB-to-SATA device, or connect the drive direclty to the SATA controller on the motherboard. In essence, the drive must be connected to the PC and it must be “seen” by the operating system.
  2. XP: Start a command prompt in XP by going START > RUN > type CMD <ENTER>
    Vista: Start a command prompt in Vista by going START > type CMD <ENTER> in the “Start Search” box.
  3. In the command prompt type DISKPART <ENTER>. This starts up the DISKPART utility.
  4. Type LIST DISK <ENTER>. This shows the all the disks connected to the computer. Decide which one is the one you are wanting to delete the EISA / OEM partition from, and make note of which number it is.
  5. Type SELECT DISK n <ENTER> (where n = the number of the disk you noted in step 4)
  6. Type LIST PART <ENTER>. This shows the all the partitions contained in the drive you are working with. Decide which one is the one you are wanting to delete, and make note of which number it is.
  7. Type SELECT PART n <ENTER> (where n = the number of the partition you noted in step 6)
  8. Type DELETE PART OVERRIDE <ENTER>. This deletes the partition you selected.
  9. You are done with deleting the partition. If you want to, you may now EXTEND another adjacent partition into that free space you just created.


Posted under Hardware, Microsoft

This post was written by Content Curator on December 10, 2008

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ZyXel G-200 Plus status lights

LAN 1 thru 4 lights illuminate orange when connected

WAN blink green

SYS solid green

PWR solid green

Posted under Network, Uncategorized, ZyXel

This post was written by Content Curator on September 17, 2007

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