Welcome to the Kypoth Infoblog.

I fix computers for a living. I like fixing all kinds of stuff and I hate it if something needs to be thrown away. That must be the hoarder in me (it’s genetic, I’m afraid), but I claim it’s better for the planet – remember, ‘recycle’ is the last one in the list; Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.

The articles in this blog have been created when I couldn’t easily find the information on the web. If you’re not sure where to get started, the Posts page (in the tabs above) shows the most recent posts or there’s a summary of the last 5 below. You can also try the Category ‘ball of wonder’, the Search field or the date navigation options on the right in the sidebar.

Enjoy the site and please feel free to leave your comments. I hope you find what you were looking for.


Last 5 posts

How to install Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire E1-530

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Want to install Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire E1-530? Frustrated at no Windows 7 drivers on the Acer website? Read on… First thing to do is back up any personal data on the computer to a removable device like a plug-in external drive or USB stick. Now, look at your hard drive using This […]

How to repair a Dyson vacuum cleaner

Posted May 3, 2010

My 13 year old Dyson DC02 recently had a major meltdown. I’m not kidding, there were sparks flying out the back and smoke filled the room (you know, that really acrid smoke you get when electrics go wrong). My daughter, who’s younger than the Dyson, was using it at the time and she was most […]

Configuration Settings for an ex-Woolworths POS Till using 4POS

Posted May 2, 2010

I have just been sorting out a till system for a customer of mine who had purchased an old Woolworth’s till that did have a POS system installed on it but was sadly lacking in functionality and support from the company he bought it from. We decided to ditch the installed software and replace it with […]

Cannot boot from CD / DVD ROM on Dell Dimension 4700

Posted Apr 2, 2010

Just had a problem with a customer’s Dell Dimension 4700 that I was trying to do a system rebuild on. It would not boot from the CD, despite reseating cables / swapping the drives, etc. I could access the F12 boot menu, and tried swapping the boot order in the BIOS, but it just ignored […]

Error “The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively” on XP Home

Posted Dec 7, 2009

A customer bought me a laptop she was having login problems with. The XP Home Welcome screen was displaying, but clicking on the user icon now requests a password – she has no passwords configured or set. If you try and log in using any combination of password, the error “The local policy of this […]