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Vista: The specified print monitor is unknown

Symptoms
When trying to install a shared network printer in Windows Vista, you get an error which states:
Windows cannot connect to the printer.
The specified print monitor is unknown.
The Cause
This is a bug in Vista. If you disable the UAC, Vista is seemingly unable to add a network printer.
The Fix
To fix this, you’ll need to install a … Read more »

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Vista Crashes: yk60x86.sys

Problem
Vista Crashes (Blue Screens) with an error message mentioning yk60x86.sys.
Solution
We’ve got a bunch of Sony Vaio VGN-SZ5MN laptops at work and a lot of them are blue screening (BSOD) as soon as you plug in the Ethernet cable. If that’s not enough of a clue (hehe), the problem is the Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller driver. … Read more »

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Asus W3V won’t resume from Hibernate

Problem: After installing Hardware drivers from Windows Update I found my W3V would not boot up from a hibernated state. The progress bar appears to finish, but windows never loads the GUI.
Solution: Turns out, the LAN drivers Windows Update installs mess with the power management features on the W3V, preventing it from successfully booting from … Read more »

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Asus W3V won’t resume from Hibernate

Problem: After installing Hardware drivers from Windows Update I found my W3V would not boot up from a hibernated state. The progress bar appears to finish, but windows never loads the GUI.
Solution: Turns out, the LAN drivers Windows Update installs mess with the power management features on the W3V, preventing it from successfully booting from … Read more »