Divertissement 2017

Stuff from 2017 - F1 and Windows!

  • Lewis Hamilton - The 'Winningest' British Driver in Formula 1
    Posted on October 30th, 2017 at 20:00 PM

    Congratulations Lewis on a fantastic achievement winning your fourth F1 World Championship and congratulations to Mercedes on their fourth consecutive Constructors title. Already looking forward to 2018.

  • Windows cmd.exe reporting 'The system cannot find the path specified' when starting cmd
    Posted on September 7th, 2017 at 20:00 PM

    When Cmd.exe starts it reports 'The system cannot find the path specified' annoyingly when cmd called from taskbar or shortcut.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15063]
    (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    Turns out it was an Autorun value in the registry and the culprit appeared to be 'putty' (thanks Simon):

    (if %ANSICON_VER%==^%ANSICON_VER^% "C:\Users\...\Documents\Software\putty\ansicon" -p)

    Anyway removing it from HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\AutoRun using regedit solved the issue. Grateful to 'stderr'here.

  • ‘Docker for Windows’ needs a warning label when using VirtualBox
    Posted on August 11th, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    I was surprised when during a Docker for Windows install that it started to install VirtualBox. Prior to this I had a stable VirtualBox 5.1.26 environment. After the Docker install I was left with an older version 5.1.24 (go figure!) and when starting VBox it threw a ‘VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)’ error.

    Uninstalled Docker and VirtualBox and reinstalled 5.1.26 but the ‘Vt-x’ error persisted. Turns out that Docker enables Hyper-V virtualisation in Windows and VBox complains as a result. I’m thankful for the fixhere. Simply disable Hyper-V in ‘Programs and Features – Turn Windows features on or off’ settings

    I won’t be reinstalling Docker any time soon.