1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Making XP better (Part 1)

Discussion in 'Windows' started by neo_vi, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. neo_vi

    neo_vi Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    722
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Software engineer
    Location:
    Earth
    Home Page:
    1. You may be interested to know wat ur system does while booting windows(behind that boot screen). (only in Xp and above)
      Code:
      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 background. If u can't understand here is a brief explanation.
      First it will load all the drivers necessary to make the OS work.
      Then it will check all the volumes,whether a checkdisk is needed or not. If the volume is not clean, then it executes checkdisk.
    2. To display a custom message at logon
      Code:
      Step 1: start->run and type gpedit.msc
      Step 2: In that navigate to Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings->Local Policies->Security Options
      Step 3: Look for a value "Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on"
      Step 4: Double click that and type wat ever message u wish to display.
      Step 5: If u want to give a title for tat message,Look for a value "Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on". Doblue click that and enter the title for that window.
      Step 6: either log off or reboot.
      
    3. Sometimes, due to viruses U can't find the Help option in the start menu.
      There are many ways to make it work, But the easiest way is go to run and type
      Code:
      hcp://
      
      help window will appear, then u can search the thing u need. If run option is also disabled go to any browser and type the same in the URL.
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Messages:
    15,293
    Likes Received:
    365
    Trophy Points:
    83
  3. growingboy

    growingboy New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    good info. the 3rd one is very rare. I have heard of the other two.
     
  4. TriG0rZ

    TriG0rZ New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    aww wow nice info man ;)
     

Share This Page