Fixing “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.”

Fixing “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.”

Installing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which can easily be downloaded on the Microsoft website as x86 or x64 edition:

32 bit:

64 bit:

Ubuntu freeze at swap

New Ubunt 14.04 Freeze at Swap.


It is doing this because Ubuntu is trying to switch to a high resolution video mode for the console and your hardware isn’t cooperating.

Fixing this while at the machine
When Grub2 shows up:
  • Highlight the menu item for Ubuntu and press ‘e’
  • Go to the line where it loads the kernel and press ‘End’ to go to the end of the line
  • Add ‘nomodeset’
  • Press F10 or Ctrl-X to boot it
With any luck it will boot into the login screen. This won’t save that option but at least now you can edit the file for Grub2 and update it to save that option if it works.
Permernently fixed this issue
  • Log in (ssh will probably do, if you know the machine’s IP)
  • Update the grub config file nano /etc/init/grub
  • Find the line that starts with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT
  • Edit the line to include nomodeset, in my case, the line looked like this afterwards: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset"
  • Save/exit nano
  • Run update-grub
  • Reboot

Note: The easy way of doing this with modern versions of GRUB is by editing /etc/default/grub and add “nomodeset” (separated by a space) to the end of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable


Ubuntu Recovery Mode – Readonly File System

In Order to emergency, change configuration or reset root password. Follow following steps

1. Shutdown the computer
 2. Boot into Recovery Mode --After BIOS load, hold down Shift key to access the grub menu --Once in grub menu, select the entry ending in "(recovery mode)"
 3. From the next menu selected option to enter Root Session
 4. At the root session, execute command mount -o remount,rw / to remount the filesystem as read-write

Then after you can reset the Root password to change the configuration.

Common user OpenVZ commands

OpenVZ is container based virtualization for Linux.  Following is frequently used command :
1. List all Running VPS node


2. List all Running and Stopped VPS node

#vzlist -a

3. To start VPS

 #vzctl start CTID

4.To stop or shutdown VPS

 #vzctl stop CTID

5. To view status of VPS

 #vzctl status CTID

6.To enter into VPS Console

 #vzctl enter CTID

7.To set VPS Hostname from OpenVZ Host

 #vzctl set CTID --hostname New_hostname --save

8.To Add IP to VPS

 # vzctl set CTID --ipadd xx.xx.xx.xx --save

9.To Delete IP to VPS

 #vzctl set CTID --ipdel xx.xx.xx.xx --save

10.Reset VPS Root Password

 #vzctl set CTID --userpasswd root:new_password --save

11.To set Nameserver to VPS

 #vzctl set CTID --nameserver xx.xx.xx.xx --save

12.To Delete Container

 #vzctl destroy CTID

13.To suspend Container

 #vzctl suspend CTID

Happy using OpenVZ !