You reinstalled a Window XP SP3 computer but after that the Windows Update check takes forever. You are searching for a way to speed that up a little bit.


You can download the following updated by hand, install them, reboot the computer and run a new scan which should then be a little bit slower

- Internet Explorer 8

- Package Installer for Windows version

- Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable

You wish to validate your selfcreated Joomla component or template against XHTML 1.0 but the validator mentioned issues inside your JavaScript section in the header. You checked the header and the JavaScript in it and you see that it included some HTML elements (the validator didn´t expect such elements in the header).


<script type="text/javascript">
var messpic = new Array(
"<img id='homepagePic' src='/images/homepage1.jpg' alt='Main Home Page Image' border='0' />",

So the <img> elements caused the issues. The solution is to make your script wrapper look like this (see CDATA section):

<script type="text/javascript">
/* <![CDATA[ */

// content of your Javascript goes here

/* ]]> */

as mentioned here as well.

I just troubleshooted a linux server issue where my HTTP error log files grow so fast. I found many lines similar like this one:

[Sat May 12 21:45:37 2009] [error] [client] PHP Warning:  fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /htdocs/libraries/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 3915

This seamed to be a permission issues. I already had set 777 to:


but I found another cache folder which must be set to 777:


this seamed to solve the issue.