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Solution designer with Firstsource solutions. A post grad in Networks and IT Infrastructure. Technology enthusiast, blogger, webdesigner, Network security aspirant and in love with electronics and gadgets. This blog is an attempt to share what I find interesting... almost anything @Mtaram on twitter and

Tata NANO vs Renault YENI and Bajaj to follow

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Tata Nano Base model priced at 130000 INR

The Dlx model cost more than       175000 INR

nano dlx

Tata Nano DLX

Tata Nano : A comfortable, safe, all-weather people’s car, high on fuel efficiency and low on emissions [TATA]

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Tata Motors has just unveiled its hotly anticipated ‘one-Lakh’ car at the New Delhi Auto Expo. Officially called the Nano, the new vehicle is also known as the ‘people’s car’, as it aims to get the upwardly mobile Indian market motoring for a starting price of 100,000 rupees ($2,500).

Available in either Standard (red) or Luxury (yellow) guise, the 624cc, rear-engined four-door Nano has been designed for a four person family and is claimed to have generous interior space despite its compact exterior dimensions – the car is just 3.1m long, 1.5m wide and stands 1.6m high. The mono-volume design, with wheels at the corners, enables this combination of space while facilitating maneuverability in crowded urban areas.

Aside from its low price, a strong selling point of the new Nano will also likely be the ability to personalize the vehicle, like the Mini and the Fiat 500. Buyers will be able to specify different scoop trim (situated ahead of the rear wheels), decals, seat covers and dash colors. It is expected to launch in India later this year.



Renault Yeni

130000 INR

Launched in India by Mahindra with Renaults Collaboration To compete with Tata Nano and Fiat 500

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The cheapest car available soon in India by the collaboration of RENAULT and Mahindra. The car will cost around Rs 1,30,000 which will compete TATA mini car and FIAT 500 . This car will be available soon in market at end of 2007 all these car s are in same segment and the price of these mini cars is really close to each other. These will effect the sale of bikes because these mini cars are much efficient and fuel effective and cost little more then a bike so every one would like to buy car rather than a bike, so these car will change the trend and every one will purchase these mini cars. This would also effect the mid range cars market.

These three companies are good at market and there will be very good competition after
releasing these car. Information for the car Mahindra – Renault Yeni will be available
on every showroom of Mahindra detail of this car. The car looks are futuristic design like
swift already in market. Mahindra-Renault also launched the Logan which is running at good
pace in market.

This segment is very tight there are many cars and big brand available like General Motors Lancer,  Ford Fiesta,  Swift Optra Magnum and much more. But in mini segment there is growth but yet it will boost sales record when these cars enter in market. These cars are affordable by price and running cost . Everyone wants to buy a car but price of car and running cost shatter their dreams but now dreams will come true for the middle class families. This new year will give you greatest gift of new Yeni car by the collaboration of RENAULT and Mahindra.


bajaj concept

Bajaj Concept Lite

Bajaj Auto, India’s second-largest motorcycle maker, unveiled its diminutive ‘Lite’ concept car at the New Delhi Auto Expo, two days before Tata launched the Nano. The intra-city car is expected to be priced around Rs 1.25 lakhs (3,000 US dollars).

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With a tall body stance and five doors, the Lite measures approximately 3.3m long, 1.4m wide and stands 1.5m high. It is expected to be built in collaboration with Renault-Nissan within another two to four years.

The 600cc two-cylinder city runabout will be available in both petrol and diesel variants, with a new format semi-automatic transmission, which will be a mix between conventional manual and automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels.

The USP of the car would be highest range of mileage in the small car segment, which would allow low operational costs. The standard version of the car will come with air conditioning and will meet safety and emission requirements in the domestic market.


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Dell XPS 1210 HDD FUBAR…

Yesterday I decided to move my osx86 to the laptops internal HDD so to do that I partition magic’ed the Dell media direct partition and freed some space on the previous one so that I had almost 15 GiB of free space. I then shrunk the partiton and created the new partiotn for OSX. Booted the JAs 10.4.8 and started installation but was unable to format the partion OSX to HFS+ from FAT32. Kept trying and what did it I dont know.

Then fixed my cpus=1 and platform=osx86pc in then fixed Broadcom 440x. I then reinstalled some apps and ran HDA patcher for the audio. Now I wanted to boot xp as primary so I decided to make xp partion active and use chain0 to boot. All was good till this point [from here on I suffered to my laziness and Instead of two minutes work I am now writing this post.] I could do it with windows 98 bootable cd with fdisk within 2 minutes but I dont know why I popped in xP Intallation cd and I dont know what in the world made me run the windows setup in repair mode. It kept on running for two hows and just was stuck on Installing Devices. I restarted I again took more than an hour and got stuck. I just thought of swithing off bluetooth and then restarted the setup and this time it was the trick that did it. Setup was done and everything running and the time was 6 AM and this all had started happening at 1 AM [I didnt sleep]. Now for some fun I decide dto make more space on mac partion so i deleted it from disk management and then did increase some space. This time I was unable to format It to HFS+ and I kept on trying and and trying. Tried almost every thing and in the meanwhile I dozed off at 11 AM. Woke up at 2:30 PM had some lunch. Then decided to look for some utility to format Fat32 to HFS. Downloaded Macdrive 6. Installed and restarted the computer and then right clicked the partion to format to HFS+ and selected format and then came the blue lightning strike the BSOD and everything froze for a moment and then the computer rebooted and when I passed BIOS all was FUBARed on the HDD. Warning beeps with ERROR “NO BOOT LOADER PRESENT PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE F2 TO RUN SETUP and F5 TO RUN DIAGNOSTICS”
Ran diags. It showed HDD test fail with error code 2000-01426.

Called dell and also called my local vendor to enquire the prices of the  2.5 inch SATA HDD for my laptop. Dell representative told the whole crap they are told in Tech training [I also worked in DELL tech support for EMEA  for five months just to see how they do it.] No use calling dell But I sure will renew my warranty and get my HDD replaced as soon as I have money or maybe I will not. I removed the HDD from the laptop. Searched for the SATA IDE cable and power adapter from my old motherboard. Found it in first attempt. Then I hooked It upto my Desktop. I was not able to create PRIMARY or EXTENDED partions but was able to create some new types which showed in brown color named SIMPLE types in Disk management. Back to laptop same error no boot devices present. It even failed to boot from cd. Decided to run low level format as the last resort. Downloaded a utility and ran it. It took more than 1 hour and I had somthing to work with. Put it back in laptop and voila this time it booted from xp cd. Created a 20 GiB partion and Installed windows and well. All ran perfectly bu on running the daigs I get the same failure code.
Now I am writing this post on my laptop with the same FUBARed HDD revived.
I dont know what happened and would be thankful to every one and any one who enlightens me.

Crysis on my XPS1210

Playing Crysis on Dell XPS 1210

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I recently got Crysis and was too eager to paly it since I had Playe dthe Demo and believe me its awesom. I have another Desktop which has a bare minimum configuration to play games (Inrel Dual core 1.6 2140 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD,and Geforce 6200 256 MB) It runs the game pretty well at lowest setting with some console tweaks.

My XPS has 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 533 DDR2 and Geforce go 7400
It too runs the game just like my desktop. Just make it more enjoyable I decided to compromise on the visuals and used the folowing console settings.

These are such that will work for almost everyone.

hit ` key [left of 1] to enter console
Type in con_restricted=0 to disable restriction

then type in
e_clouds=0 hit enter

These make my game playable without much compromise [my view yours may differ]]

The commands are looked fron the Tweakguides

My Trash Can [just for fun]

my trash can

This was my trashcan some time back.I threw away all the junk which I used to kept previously hoping that it might be of some use in future [just in case]. But what I learnt from my experience is that such things are rarely used and when I needed them I could not find them coz I forget where i kept the useful junk.

So the moral of the whole story I let go off the old or else there might not be enough space for new around you. 

Now I just throw away any thing that is of no use. I and I dont remember a single thing that I needed among thos I threw away.

Five Lil’ Mice

This is about the five lil mice which came out in search of food when their mother died. These were so young that they walked unknowingly throughout my room and I was afraid that I might step on one of them during the night so caught each one of them one by one and in the morning they were taken to a place far from my home where they could live easily without being killed.

VIRUS REMOVAL [Computer Troubleshooting… [amvo.exe amvo0.dll ampo.exe amvol.dll and autorun.inf] virus issues…]

[UPDATE] Download USB FIREWALL to protect your computer from this virus or remove it.

Recently I had a big time trouble with my computer as all the drives failed to open on double clicking and showed me a application selection window instead. After searching through the running processes and other settings I found that the show hidden files options in the folder options was also not working.

With the help of one of my friends [MOHIT] I fixed the issues.

The problem was due to amvo.exe amvo0.dll ampo.exe amvol.dll and autorun.inf present in every drive’s root.

The fix works as follows…

open task manager (if ur task manager doesnt open and shows errors and warnings then use this tool ) and end task the above mentioned processes if u see them in the running process list from the processes pane. Then goto applications pane and click on new task and type in cmd or command. Once at the command prompt type in “cd\” without the quotes to goto the root of the current drive. Then type “del <name.extension> /f /a /s /q”

where <name.extension is the name> of the files above mentioned (this menthod can also be used to force delete any unwanted file ) use this method to delete all above mentioned from the root of every drive.

After this open registry editor by clicking on new task and typing in “regedit” without quotes. Then goto HKCU > software >microsoft >windows >current version > explorer > advanced > then look for the hidden key in the right pane and change the value to 1 from 2.

And to fix the issues with drives not opening or search opening up on double click download this .reg (right click and save target as) file and double click it and add to your registry.

or do this…

copy every under this line paste in notepad save with .reg extension on ur desktop and double click it

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





@=”%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /e,/root,\”%1″


@=”[ExploreFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”













@=”[FindFolder(\”%l\”, %I)]”










@=”%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /idlist”


@=”[ViewFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”




















@=”[ExploreFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”

















@=”[ViewFolder(\”%l\”, %I, %S)]”

















@=”[FindFolder(\”%l\”, %I)]”








@=”%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L”




_______________________________________ dont copy this line only till the above line.

These methods fixed all my issues without reinstalling windows which no i don’t like a all. I am thankful to Google and MOHIT.

find some more about this issue

This is the best explanation and solution

1. here

2. here

3. here

4. here



When the clock strikes twelve on December 31st, people all over the world cheer and wish each other a very Happy New Year. For some, this event is no more than a change of a calendar. For others, the New Year symbolizes the beginning of a better tomorrow. So, if you look forward to a good year ahead, spread happiness with these wonderful New Year wishes.