Archive for May, 2010

H.RES.1395 National Scots,Scots-Irish Heritage Month

1 Dear fellow Scottish,Scots-Irish-Americans; We ask for you help and support for- H.RES.1395,a resolution to urge Americans to observe the entire month of April as National Scots,Scots-Irish Heritage Month.This resolution recognizes the many contributions of the Scottish and Scots-Irish to this great nation.This resolution has just been introduced by Congressman Larry Kissell(D-NC8) You can help by contacting your House Representatives in the United States Congress and request that they support H.RES.1395.This will help to educate our children of a history that would otherwise be left out. Thank you,James Murray


How to fix System error: Lsass.exe constantly rebooting windows xp

Recently fixed this problem after much effort and failed attempts.  System restore and safe mode were inaccessible reinstalling windows `over the top` of itself was not an option either as the windows partition was not being recognised which meant only a clean windows install as a last resort.  However I eventually tried the following couple of fixes with the final one doing the trick for me.

Fix 1:-

– Boot with your Windows system CD
– Go into the repair console
– Now change directory to the C:\windows\system32\config (cd blah blah)
– type: rename security security.bak
– enter
– type: copy c:\windows\repair\security .
– enter
– type: exit
– enter
– or reset the computer manually

(Alternate description for same fix)
1. Boot into the recovery console using your Windows XP CD.
2. Type: CHDIR sytem32 and press Enter.
3. Type: CHDIR config and press Enter.
4. Type: Rename Security Security.bak and press Enter.
5. Type: Copy C:\Windows\repair\security and press Enter.
6. Type: Exit and press Enter (this will restart your computer).

If all goes well, your PC should work. If not try this:

Quote from above:
“I had this problem and managed to fix it without a reinstall.
Create the disc at on a good pc and boot off of it on the bad one. Once in go to Start, Programs, Registry Tools, Registry Restore Wizard. Tell it where Windows is installed (C:\Windows usually). Then pick the date that you want to roll back to. I chose the one closest to todays date and it recovered it fine. Reboot and bingo! It’s back. (Well it was for me…!)”

Fix 2:-

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE

Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE or its log or alternate

System error: Lsass.exe
When trying to update a password the return status indicates that the value provided as the current password is not correct.

(Alan – the following fix worked for me although I had to do the bottom part first to get past `access denied`.  Tip the ~ (tilde) symbol on some computers that like to revert to a US keyboard layout without telling you can be found by pressing shift and the ` key (also ` ¬ ) otherwise it is shift and # on UK keyboard layout )

Boot into your Windows CD and choose recovery console or if you can press F8 and boot to DOS/command prompt and type the following (comments in brackets are not to be typed):-

cd \
(the prompt should now be C:\>)
cd system~1\_resto~1
(You will now get a listing of all the restore points, with names like rp1, rp2, etc. You will need to use the one second from last.)
cd rpx (where x is the number of the restore point we are using)
cd snapshot
copy _registry_machine_sam \windows\system32\config\sam
copy _registry_machine_security \windows\system32\config\security
copy _registry_machine_software \windows\system32\config\software
copy _registry_machine_system \windows\system32\config\system
copy _registry_user_.default \windows\system32\config\default

The computer should now restart. Try restarting normally. If Windows still fails to boot, then try an earlier restore point (ie. third, or fourth from last); there is no point in trying more than 3 different restore points.

I get Access Denied message!

On some systems, when you try the second step above, you will get an Access Denied error. In such circumstances, from the Recovery Console (or FreeDOS) Command Prompt, you will need to type in the following commands in bold; press the Enter key at the end of each line:

cd \
cd windows\system32\config
ren system system.bak

Orange walk strikes sour note in Bishopbriggs – Kirkintilloch Today

Orange walk strikes sour note in Bishopbriggs

Published Date: 18 May 2010

FURY has followed in the walk of an Orange Order parade through a quiet residential area.
The Reformation Memorial Loyal Orange Lodge 71 held a recent Saturday afternoon three-mile parade through Bishopbriggs to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

But the march has come under fire from angry locals.

In a letter to the Herald, Bishopbriggs resident Elizabeth Diamond said: “The residents of our neighbourhood would like to know who authorised the Orange parade with a great banging of drums down Hilton Road.

“In almost 50 years of residence in Bishopbriggs, we have never known any such parades in our area – we do not want them and we do not need them.

“Surely, we are not going to be subjected to any more of these sectarian parades – of any description.”

Elizabeth added: “As the parade passed the church on Hilton Road – which is called St John the Less and is Episcopalian as it happens – the drums were roaring. It’s not acceptable in this day and age.”

Another Bishopbriggs resident said: “The Orange Order is a discriminatory organisation. It has no place on the streets of a modern Scotland or a modern East Dunbartonshire.

“These parades are a waste of taxpayers’ money at a time when every penny in the public purse is priceless.”

A spokesperson for East Dunbartonshire Council said there were no costs incurred by the council from Orange Order parades.

A spokesperson for Strathclyde Police’s operations department told the Herald a Freedom of Information request would be required to ascertain specific costs for policing parades in East Dunbartonshire.

Richard Grimshaw, of the Reformation Memorial Loyal Orange Lodge 71, informed the Herald: “We are trying to let more people know the more positive side of our organisation in this the 450th anniversary of the Reformation.

“We’ve been active within Bishopbriggs for 25 years in our efforts to uphold our traditions and charity work, and assist in good causes.”

What’s your view? E-mail the Herald by clicking here

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  • Last Updated: 18 May 2010 4:13 PM
  • Source: n/a
  • Location: Kirkintilloch

PICTURE GALLERY: Hundreds attend official opening of re-built Lavin Orange Hall

PICTURE GALLERY: Hundreds attend official opening of re-built Lavin Orange Hall

Published Date: 26 May 2010

IN glorious sunshine and with hundreds in attendance, Lavin Orange Hall which was destroyed by fire almost four years ago, has been officially re-opened.

The hall, bigger and more suited to the demands of one of the most respected Lodges in the country, saw the Orange Order’s top brass from throughout the United Kindgom in attendance including the Grand Master, Robert Saulters, Past Grand Master, Rev. Martin Smyth, Grand Secretary, Drew Nelson, and the Grand Secretaries of England and Scotland, David Taggart and Edward Hyde respectively.

Locally, the BM of Ballymoney Dsitrict, William Archibald, attended along with the County Grand Master, Joe Gaston. The chairperson of Lavin Ladies Commiteee, Mrs. May Gage, also occupied a seat on the platform.
Orangemen and bandsmen from across Northern Ireland turned out in a solid gesture of support for Lavin LOL 913 to witness Bro. Saulters officially open the hall followed by the act of dedication from Rev. Smyth.

David Hanna, the WM at Lavin, in the opening address, said a lot of hard work had gone in since the hall was destroyed by fire in July 2006. He praised the generosity of neighbours, fellow Orangemen and all those who had help them rebuild the building.

Four small words from Bro. Hanna encapsulated much of what everyone in the Lodge and band were no doubt thinking when he said: “It’s good to be home.”

Bro. Smyth said he had established a relationship with Lavin with a number of former members of the Lodge which reflected the quality of brethren in the community.
He spoke of the friendships he made with David and Herbie McCaughan while in America before going on to slam those who destroyed the hall four years ago.

Bro. Smyth said: “Those who dastardly destroyed this hall did themselves more harm that they have done the brethren for as we look at the hall I believe and I’ll misquote the scriptures here that the glory of the present hall will be better than the glory of the former one.”

Referring to the presence of Bros. Taaggart and Hyde from the mainland, Bro. Smyth spoke of the strength of the Union and how that union was like a three-fold cord that could not easily be broken.
Bro. George Wright then handed over a gift to Bro. Saulters and in doing so revealed that the hall had cost £165,000d to rebuild and praised the generosity of fellow Orangemen and the general public at large as well as the major contribution made by Lavin Ladies Committee.

In his address. Bro. Saulters spoke of the marked difference in mood from that of 2006. He said he had been making his way to Dunloy Orange Hall on the morning of the fire when he heard the news of the devastation on the radio.

He immediately drove to Lavin and saw that the building was still smouldering with members standing around with tears in their eyes.
“I was destined to speak in Ballycastle that afternoon and when I saw the band and lodge making their way to the field it was a sight for sore eyes and what a great reception they got,”he said.

Bro. Saulters described the new halfl as magnificent and reflected great credit on the Lodge. He recalled that when he visited Lavin on January 30, 2002 he was presented with an oil painting of the hall as it was then. The Grand Master then surprised everyone by presenting Bro. Hanna with a plaque and a painting of the new hall.

He said the premises would encourage new membes to the hall and said that Lavin had many friends not only from the local community but from all quarters.

Bro. Saulters congraulted everyone who had worked hard to make the hall happen.
“You have shown a wonderful spirit in the face of diversity,” he said.

Bro. Saulters used the occasion to call for Unionist unity.He said a single unionist party was needed to maintain the union, claiming there was too much division..
He said: “The UUP is veiwing its operations after its failure to gain a single MP, the TUV failed to significantly dent the DUP’s vote, and DUP leader Peter . “We will continue to dilute the union if we fight and bicker among ourselves,” said Mr Saulters. Mr Saulters said the Orange Order had members “who represent all the many shades of unionism”. “There is a huge groundswell of opinion that there must be a drive towards unionist unity or at the very least better joined-up thinking between unionists,” he said.

“Personally, I believe there should be one big unionist party which represents all the views that I hear. “It must be a party that is big enough and modern enough to allow people with conflicting opinions to work together for the common purpose of maintaining the union.”

A band parade took place following the platform proceedings.

    * Last Updated: 26 May 2010 2:16 PM
    * Source: n/a
    * Location: Ballymoney


David Hanna, W.M. of Lavin LOL 913, welcomes the Grand Master of the Orange Order, Robert Saulters, to the official opening and dedication on Friday night, along with Rev. Martin Smyth, Past Grand Master.BM21-228JC

Three veteran Orangemen pictured at the opening of Lavin Hall.. Included are James McKay, Willie Kirkpatrick and William Calderwood.BM21-229JC

David Hanna, W.M. of Lavin Lodge, with Mr. Bertie Quinn, contractor, at the opening of the new Orange Hall on Friday night.BM21-230JC

Officers and guests at the official opening of Lavin Orange Hall. Included are Robert Saulters, Rev. Martin Smyth, David Hanna, James Walker, James Murphy, Drew Nelson, Grand Secretary, David Taggart, Grand

Secretary, England, Edward Hyde, Grand Secretary, Scotland, George Wright.BM21-231JC
The oldest member of Lavin Flute band warms up for Friday night’s parade to mark the opening of the new hall. Tommy Murphy has been a loyal bandsman for more than 50 years and has no intention of hanging up the flute.BM21-232JC

How to Remove Bing from Firefox and get it to Work the Way it Used to


Things You’ll Need:

  • a computer
  • Firefox
  • a desire to get rid of Bing
  • the ability to follow instructions
  1. Step 1

    If you’re reading this article, you probably already have Firefox open. If not, load it up!

  2. Step 2

    Locate your Firefox address bar. This is the box at the top of your page where you type in your searches, NOT the Google search bar that you might occasionally use.

    Type the following into the address bar:


    Type it EXACTLY the way shown above. Do not improvise or type it the way that YOU think it should be typed. Do not add commas, parentheses or quotation marks. You’re serious about getting Google back as your default search engine, right?

  3. Step 3

    It will look almost exactly like this.

    It will look almost exactly like this.

    You’ll see a scary warning that says, “This might void your warranty!”.

    Ignore it, and click on the little box that says, “I’ll be careful, I promise!”.

  4. Step 4

    This is what a Firefox filter bar looks like.

    This is what a Firefox filter bar looks like.

    After you promise to be careful, Firefox will take you to a page full of intimidating computer stuff. Don’t waste time looking around, and DON’T mess with anything!

    There will be a filter bar at the top of your page. The filter bar looks exactly like the box you use to search for websites using IE, Firefox, or Google.

    In the filter bar, type in:


    Again, type it in EXACTLY as shown. Do not add commas, quotation marks, or parentheses.

  5. Step 5

    Your screen will probably look exactly like this.  This is a photo from my own computer.

    Your screen will probably look exactly like this. This is a photo from my own computer.

    Double click on “keyword.URL”.

    A window (if you aren’t familiar with computer jargon, a window looks like a small box) will open up.

    Using your backspace or delete key, erase the text in the window.

    Replace the text with the following:

    The “http” part is not optional. Type it exactly as shown above.

  6. Step 6

    Goodbye, and good riddance!

    Goodbye, and good riddance!

    Click OK, and say adiós to Bing!

  7. Step 7

    Do a practice search to make sure that Google is your default search engine again. If not, repeat steps 1-4.

    When repeating step 5, replace the text with the following:

    If the previous http text didn’t work, this should do the trick!

  8. Step 8

    Please consult a professional if repeating step 5 does not help. I am not liable for any damage you do to your computer (not like you’d get much if you tried to sue me anyway).

Has Bing Hijacked your Firefox? One day I was typing things into the URL bar and Google either appeared or I was taken straight to where I wanted to go. Now Bing, the stinking pile of Microsoft `search excrement` appears. I looked everywhere in the settings and right clicked around the top of Firefox which allows you to remove unwanted toolbars, changed the default search in the search box beside the URL bar , all to no avail. Well here is the solution. Follow these instructions exactly and copy & paste the relevant text rather than typing it and you should be back to normal.


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