Monday, August 29, 2011

30 second hiccup cure

I got this hiccup which was annoying when i was working night shift, it actually lasted longer than it usually do when i get it. I tried the normal method of drinking water, but it didn't work. Then i used google. I found a link and tried the "30 second hiccup cure". It really worked. Just follow step 1 -6 until your hiccup cures.

Step 1: Start by inhaling through your mouth until your lungs feel full (when it feels like you cannot inhale any more.... your lungs will basically stop taking in air).

Step 2: Swallow. You are not really swallowing anything but it seems that without this act, it doesn’t work. Do not let any air out.

Step 3: Now inhale some more until your lungs feel full again. You may not be able to inhale a lot, but do get some more air in. It will start to get difficult to do this as you go, but keep trying. You obviously can’t suck in as much air as you did initially, but just a little will do (think of it as taking a “sip” of air but directly into your lungs).

Step 4: Swallow again. This too will start to get difficult as you go. Do not let any air out.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 (inhale and swallow) until you cannot swallow again. While it seems you can almost always suck in just a little more air, it is actually the swallowing that gets to be impossible. When you feel like you cannot swallow again, swallow again anyway. It will be hard to do, your face will probably turn red, and you may make squeaking sounds. But you CAN swallow one last time. By this time, your lungs should also be quite full and it should be difficult to get much more air in as well. While you should try not to let any air out, if you have really repeated steps 3 and 4 as many times as you can, you probably will end up letting a little air out before you can take that last swallow. If you find that air keeps escaping out of your nose even early in the process, try squeezing it shut with your fingers.

Step 6: Exhale.
Credit to
http://www.cognitial.com/hiccups.shtml

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Recover back booting problem with Windows 7 after removing Ubuntu

Hi all,

Another thing I would share here based on my recent experience. I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 earlier using boot cd long ago and it was installed in a different partition in a different disk. Yesterday I thought of uninstalling it but based on my search, if it is installed using boot cd, we need to delete the partition where the Ubuntu is installed. So i proceed to delete the partition with disk management utility in Windows 7. After that, when i reboot the machine, it is unable to boot to Windows 7, it shows some error and "grub rescue>" DOS command. Tried some commands but didn't work.

So at last i inserted my Windows 7 dvd to the dvd drive, boot the machine using the cd and try to repair it. In the first screen that appear, there is an option to install windows, below it there is options to "repair your computer". Click on "repair your computer". Once clicked, it will go to another screen with options to repair such as memory recovery, startup recovery and so on. Click on open command prompt. Once a command prompt is opened, type in "bootrec.exe" without the quotes and press enter. It will show the options you can use under that command to fix issues and descriptions about it. For me, i did all of it. Example, the first option that is displayed there is /FixMbr to fix the master boot record. So type in "bootrec.exe /FixMbr" without the quotes and press enter. There will be a result of the command execution displayed at the command prompt screen itself. Do the same thing by changing the term after / with the other 3 option that is displayed. Example the next one would be "bootrec.exe /FixBoot". After all command is executed, you can reboot your machine and see that it will boot fine with Windows 7.

Hope I can share this tips to everyone out there!