Feb 252011
 

To my horror after the builders have been screwing around under the stairs I found my server displaying the rather disconcerting message

Windows can not load due to bfzonfal.sys being missing or corrupt

Well a search on google for said driver found a massive total of zero.

ZERO? the collective brain of the online world has never heard of bfzonfal.sys

Well I though it sounded a strange name. After a significant amount of drinking and cursing of builders and lamenting of never having taken a backup I decided to go out and get more drunk.

On return I had an enlightening thought, just shove the windows 7 ultimate CD in as the server CD has long since been covered in builders rubble and run up a command prompt.

navigate to system32\drivers and found the bfzonfal.sys driver to be 0k. Ok so I moved it elsewhere, c:\ seemed good. rebooted and all good, yay!

To celebrate I got more drunk and puked out this blog in the hope someone else my find this useful.

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May 052010
 

Sysinternals Suite for windows is a must have for anyone how knows more than nothing about the windows OS.

Process Explorer is the most useful tool. It can replace the task manager and shows you far more details about what is running on your windows box.

Process Explorer

Best of the rest

Auto runs shows you all the locations that can be set for the automatic running of programs.

Shell run as enabled you to run programs under different credentials.

VM Map shows you where your memory is going.

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