Startup Speed Dating

So I started a meetup, with precisely zero expectations and after a couple of days I’m already getting close to 50 members.

The Idea Machine

Bristol, GB
38 Cogs

Who should join?This group is for bringing together people at the Seed stage of their startup business. You’ve got nothing concrete yet, but you’ve got a concept for an idea/…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Initial responses from the membership suggests our first event is going to be…

Startup Speed Dating

You can run a startup on your own, but it’s beneficial to have a partner. There is a strong correlation between startup failure and being a solo founder (particular first time founders).

http://pando.com/2013/07/23/what-do-failed-startups-have-in-common/

For many (but not all) startups with a Founder team, a common separation of duties is to have someone with a focus on the marketplace and strategy (let’s call them a Chief Executive Officer) and someone with a focus on product development and customer experience (a Chief Technology Officer).

So, in Startup Speed Dating, we’re going to give lots and lots of budding CEOs and CTOs a chance to chat in a fast, structured format, and maybe make the first step toward building a winning Founder partnership.

Does that sound fun? ‘Course it does. Sign up at The Machine for more info.

The Idea Machine

Bristol, GB
38 Cogs

Who should join?This group is for bringing together people at the Seed stage of their startup business. You’ve got nothing concrete yet, but you’ve got a concept for an idea/…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Today’s Blue Screen of Death – Page Fault in Nonpaged Area

If you’re reading this around the middle of August 2014, you’ve rebooted your Windows 7 PC after a recent windows update, and you’re seeing a Blue Screen of Death complaining about a “Page Fault in Nonpaged area”.

Short version of the fix:

del c:\Windows\System32\FNTCACHE.DAT

But if your PC can’t boot, then how do you get to your file system to delete the file?

Maybe you’ve got the Windows install DVD handy. You can boot from this, and run a recovery console. But watch out if you’ve got a few copies of Windows 7, as you seem to need exactly the same version of the disc even if you just want to boot to the recovery console.

Or maybe you’ve locally¬†installed the Windows Recovery Console, in which case you have command line access to your hard disk. But this one isn’t so easy to explain to your Mum/Grandfather/Aunt/Other Non-techie Family member.

Here’s another option:

Burn a Linux Mint boot disk (or make a MintStick), boot from it, use the nice point and click interface to navigate your file system, and delete the file. Much less hassle all round.

Linux Mint Desktop

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