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Dec 3, 2010

Yahoo Messenger Virus Attack

Virus attack on Yahoo Messenger where it will take control of your messenger and without your knowledge sends some messages with a website links which contains the virus, to your friends list, remind you without YOUR KNOWLEDGE so be careful, There is a very bad. How to resolve this, try to do the following things to remove if your are effected.
Start Menu >> Run


REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

copy & paste in run & press enter

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

copy & paste in run & press enter

& delete the files svhost32.exe from ur comp & temp folder after killing the process


If your computer is infected with this virus " It will sends the nsl-school.org url to all of your friend list in yahoo messenger using your ID . So with in few hours many of your friends will get infected with it.

I don't know the actual target of the idiot who created it. May be to advertise his site or to steal very imp data from your computer. I resolved the problem manually from 2 infected PC's. Just go through the below steps carefully.

What are those links ?:

Nsl-school.org or other (Do not open this url in your browser).

If you are infected with it what is going to happen ?

1: It sets your default IE page to nsl-school.org, you can’t even change it back to other page. If you open IE from your comp some malicious code will automatically executed into your computer.

2: It will disables the Task manager / reg edit. So you can’t kill the Trojan process anymore.

3: Files that are gonaa installed by this virus are svhost.exe , svhost32.exe , internat.exe.

you can find these files in windows/ & temp/ directories.

4: It will sends the secured & protected information to attacker

How to remove this manually from your computer ?

1: Close the IE browser. Log out messenger / Remove Internet Cable.

2: To enable Regedit

Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

3: To enable task manager : (To kill the process we need to enable task manager)

Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

4: Now we need to change the default page of IE though regedit.

Start>Run>Regedit

From the below locations in Regedit chage your default home page to google.com or other.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

HKEY_USERS\Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Just replace the attacker site with google.com or set it to blank page.

5: Now we need to kill the process from back end. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del

Kill the process svhost32.exe . ( may be more than one process is running.. check properly)

6: Delete svhost32.exe , svhost.exe files from Windows/ & temp/ directories. Or just search for svhost in your comp.. delete those files.

7: Go to regedit search for svhost and delete all the results you get.

Start menu > Run > Regedit >

8: Restart the computer. That’s it now you are virus free.

I don’t know whether any removal patch that works for this Trojan/virus. But we can easily delete it manually.

Nov 16, 2010

Troubleshooting CMOS checksum

During POST process, BIOS is capable to trace error on the system, usually when a error occurred, system will be issue a beep sound and comes with a message:

PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE or CTRL + ALT + ESC or DEL TO ENTER SETUP

This article will only explain the error code for the system that using a BIOS type Award only. Please make sure first that the type of BIOS that you are use because each BIOS have different error code.

Error Code for BIOS Award
During this article was wrote, there is only one type of beep sound code and more than 40 types of error for the Award BIOS. One sounds a long beep followed by the two short beeps indicates that there is error in the video that the BIOS is not able to receive video signaling.

The Error message is a message that display on computer screen that is indicates error on the main system board. Among error message that is frequently encountered by users is the type of results to Add-Check (CMOS checksum error). CMOS checksum error problem is usually caused by the failure of the CMOS to get the decision right for the add-check in the BIOS.

Here are 4 types of CMOS checksum error code for the Award BIOS and descriptions:
Error Message BIOS Award

Description

BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted

The add-check results on BIOS in the BIOS chip is not accurate, this indicates that your BIOS code has corrupt. To solve this problem, replace the BIOS with the other BIOS.

CMOS battery failed

CMOS battery does not work. Replace with new battery.

CMOS checksum error - Defaults loaded

Add-check Results CMOS does not exactly because the system had to fit the configuration of origin. Results may indicate add-check CMOS have been corrupt. This error may be caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and replace it with another if necessary.

CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Add-check Results CMOS does not accurate and a sign indicates CMOS have been corrupt. This error may be caused by a weak battery. Check and replace battery with other battery if necessary.



When examined the information on the schedule error message, the problem is checksum error is usually caused by weakness in the CMOS battery. To overcome this, you can replace battery with the new battery. Battery can be found at any computer accessories shop at the equitable price.

Blue Screen of Death [ BSoD ]

BSOD [ Blue Screen of Death ] or identified as a Windows stop error or BugCheck Code.. It’s a message error on the computer screen for some operation system specially Microsoft Windows.. Its display a blue screen which is when error system occur its can causes the system shutdown to prevent from excessive damage on the system.

You certainly have the feel the situation about this BSoD, maybe once in your life. This error usually occur when windows detects a problem or software error, hardware or software driver where windows can not continue the operating system correctly. This error is not caused by the 3 error above but the virus also can cause this BSOD.

Recognize BSOD

This BSOD is divided to 4 parts.

1. BugCheck information
Hexadecimal number together with “STOP” is called bug check code or stop code.. This is the important thing in BSOD.

For some bug checker, it’s brings to explanation what is happen or suggestion how you to finalize this matter.

Bug Check Symbolic Names

Every code for bug checker has a symbolic name individual.

Example above DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is represent 0×000000D1 code

2. Recommended user action

Provides a list of proposal for treat or repair the error.

3. Drive Information
A part that have a contain details information about driver. If the hardware driver file or software is listed in this blue screen liability it’s a cause to BSoD.

4. Debug port and status information
Operation system will try to save system memory even to file that be found on hard drive or one of COM ports in this Stop error case. This part is give explanation about procedure.

Laptop Protection Tips

Laptops are more vulnerable damaged rather than the computer. Because of that we need to protect or “treat” properly so as its can be used any longer.

Do not let the new laptops we purchased a few months become damaged just because we are wrong to “treat” or protect.

We would need to refer to the following tips for a laptop to work on the maximum performance. Together with Computer Blog – Computer Tips, Guide, And Tricks
Do not bring a beverage or liquid with a laptop.
Do not put a laptop with a magnetic field source. Such as TV, Speaker Active, Radio Tape, or phone. Magnetic field will affect mainly the laptop hard drive components.
Keep Laptops into Beg provided
Do not move the laptop while still on
Use stavolt or stabilizer.
Do not lend laptops to anyone that you don’t know.
Install anti-virus and update periodically.
Shutdown properly.
Keep in a place with temperatures not too extreme
Do not disassemble the laptop itself (Ask for technician).
Clean the keyboard with a vacuum cleaner or air sprayed on the sidelines of the keyboard.
Be caution when opening and closing the laptop screen.
Hope you are beneficial from the tips above.

How to Break or recover the router password

Then Press the Break key or key sequence to put the router into ROM Monitor mode. The break key varies by computer or terminal software. The sequence might be CTRL-D, CTRL-Break or another combination.

At the > prompt, type 0 to record the current value of the configuration register normally 0x2102, or 0x102.

>o

Configuration register = 0x2102 at last boot

Bit# Configuration register option settings:

15 Diagnostic mode disabled.

Type o/r 0x2142 to tell the router to boot from flash without loading the configuration in NVRAM at the next reload.

Type i to have the router reboot. The router ignores the configuration in NVRAM.

The router runs the setup dialog, Type no or press Ctrl-C to skip the initial setup Dialog.

Type enable ate the Router> prompt to go to privileged exec mode.

Copy the startup configuration to the running configuration by using the

configure memory or copy startup-config running-config commands. Do not type configure terminal. If you use the configure terminal command, you overwrite the configuration stored in NVRAM.

View the configuration by typing write terminal or show running-config. View the configured line, vty and enable passwords. Any encrypted passwords need to be changed.

Enter the configuration mode by typing configure terminal. Change the line of enable passwords as necessary.

All interfaces are in a shutdown state. Issue the no shutdown command on every interface that is to be used.

Type config-register 0x2102 to return the router to normal operation at the next reloads.

Exit configuration mode by pressing Ctrl-Z

Save your changes by typing write memory or copy running-config startup-config.

Reload the router and verify the passwords.

Nov 2, 2010

Formate Nokia Mobiles

Method 1

1. Turn off the mobile Phone.
2. Press and Hold the following three buttons: Green Call Answer button + the “*” button + number “3? button.
3. While holding these buttons, press the power button and switch on the phone.
4. When the message ‘Formatting’ appears on the screen, release all of the buttons.

Method 2

1. Switch off your Nokia mobile phone
2. Now Press following key sequence *#7370#
3. Enter Default lock code is 12345.
4. While holding these buttons, press the power button and switch on the phone.
5. Wait for message ‘Formatting’ to appear on the screen and release all keys once you see that message.

Method 3

1. Switch off the phone.
2. Hold down *#7780# button.
3. While holding these buttons, press the power button and switch on the phone.
4. When the message ‘Formatting’ appears on the screen, release all of the buttons.

Screate Code of Nokia N95



*#06# IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity)

*#92702689# Life timer (W A R 0 A N T Y) - The amount of time your phone has spent sending and receiving calls.

*#0000# Firmware version and date, Phone Model and Operator Variant

*#7370# Format phone (R E S 0 ?)

*#7780# Factory Reset (R S T 0 ?)

*#62209526# Wireless MAC Address (M A C _ W L A N)

*#2820# Bluetooth MAC address (B T A 0?)

#*9045029** -> God mode.
###86868**## -> Unlimited ammo.

N95 picture viewer:
2 – Scroll up (when zoomed)
4 – Scroll left (when zoomed)
5 – Zoom in (12.5%/25%/50%)
6 – Scroll right (when zoomed)
8 – Scroll down (when zoomed)
0 – Zoom out

Press and hold (in Standby):
Right selection key: Voice commands
Multimedia Key: Now Playing
1: Voicemail
2-9: shortcuts to address book you need to set up first
0: Web
#: Switches between General and Silent modes - not supported by all Operator Variants (when composing messages will switch between character and number input when held down)

12# (etc) in standby will dial the number held in location 12 on your SIM address book

Improve System Speed


Follow Some Important Steps to speed the System
1.Let your PC boot up completely before opening any applications.

2.Refresh the desktop after closing any application. This will remove any unused files from the RAM.

3.Do not set very large file size images as your wallpaper. Do not keep a wallpaper at all if your PC is low on RAM (less than 64 MB).

4.Do not clutter your Desktop with a lot of shortcuts. Each shortcut on the desktop uses up to 500 bytes of RAM

5.Empty the recycle bin regularly. The files are not really deleted from your hard drive until you empty the recycle bin.

6.Delete the temporary internet files regularly.

7.Defragment your hard drive once every two months. This will free up a lot of space on your hard drive and rearrange the files so that your applications run faster.

8.Always make two partitions in your hard drive. Install all large Softwares (like PSP, Photoshop, 3DS Max etc) in the second partition. Windows uses all the available empty space in C drive as virtual memory when your Computer RAM is full. Keep the C Drive as empty as possible.

9.When installing new Softwares disable the option of having a tray icon. The tray icons use up available RAM, and also slow down the booting of your PC. Also disable the option of starting the application automatically when the PC boots. You can disable these options later on also from the Tools or preferences menu in your application.

10. Protect your PC from dust. Dust causes the CPU cooling fan to jam and slow down thereby gradually heating your CPU and affecting the processing speed. Use compressed air to blow out any dust from the CPU. Never use vacuum.

RAM IS THE WORKING AREA (DESKTOP) OF THE CPU, KEEP IT AS EMPTY AND UNCLUTTERED AS POSSIBLE!

Pen Drive as a RAM


Use Pen Drive as a Ram

1) Connect your pen drive to your PC [pen drive should be at least 1 GB or if you having 4 GB then its better]

2) Allow PC what he is supposed to do,let system to detect pen drive.

3) After your PC finished with its detection work,you have to do some little

4) Right click on the My Computer and select the properties

5) Goto advanced and then performance setting then advanced then

6) Select pen drive and click on custom size " Check the value of space available "

7) Enter the same in the Initial and the Max columns

" You just used the memory of the PenDrive as a Virtual Memory "

8) Now restart your pc and enjoy your fast and super system

Oct 11, 2010

Change location of "My Documents", "Desktop", "Favorites", and "Start Menu"

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Sep 12, 2010

File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000034 Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000034
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information

This error occurs when either of the following conditions is true:

* The Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr) entry is not present in the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.
* The Boot\BCD file on the active partition is damaged or missing.

To resolve this problem, use the following methods in the order in which they are presented.
Method 1: Repair the BCD store by using the Startup Repair option

You can use the Startup Repair option in the Windows Recovery Environment to repair the BCD store.

To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer;
Step 2: Press a key when you are prompted;
Step 3: Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next;
Step 4: Click Repair your computer;
Step 5: Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next;
Step 6: In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair;
Step 7: Restart the computer;
Method 2: Rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool

If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment.

To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer;
Step 2: Press a key when you are prompted;
Step 3: Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next;
Step 4: Click Repair your computer;
Step 5: Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next;
Step 6: In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt;
Step 7: Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER;

* If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
* If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.
Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

Step 8: Restart the computer;
Method 3: Rebuild the BCD store manually by using the Bcdedit.exe tool

If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store manually by using the Bcdedit.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer;
Step 2: Press a key when you are prompted;
Step 3: Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next;
Step 4: Click Repair your computer;
Step 5: Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next;
Step 6: In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt;
Step 7: Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
cd /d Partition:\Windows\System32
Note: Partition represents the letter of the partition on which Windows Vista is installed. Typically, this is partition C.
Step 8: Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /enum all
In the Windows Boot Loader section of the output from this command, note the GUID that is listed for resumeobject. You will use this GUID later.
Step 9: Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit -create {bootmgr} -d “Description”
Note: Description represents the description for the new entry.
Step 10: Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit -set {bootmgr} device partition=Partition:
Note: Partition represents the letter of the partition. Typically, the letter is C.
Step 11: Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /displayorder {GUID}
Note: GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
Step 12: Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /default {GUID}
Note: GUID represents the GUID that you obtained in step 8.
Step 13: Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
bcdedit /timeout Value
Note: Value represents the time in seconds before the Windows Boot Manager selects the default entry that you created in step 12.
Step 14: Restart the computer;

Aug 29, 2010

Unprotect Excel Protected Sheet

Open the excel file which is password protected and goto Macro's (I am using Office 2007 so the menu's maybe different View >> Macros). Click on "Record Macro >> OK" and then click on "Stop Recording" from the same menu. Now goto "View Macros", you will find a Macro with a default name E.g. Macro1 - Select the macro name and click on Edit. Now a Visual Basic Editor opens up. Re-place the default code and Paste the below code.


Sub Macro1()
'
' Breaks worksheet and workbook structure passwords. Shailesh

' probably originator of base code algorithm modified for coverage

' of workbook structure / windows passwords and for multiple passwords

' Shailesh http://itsolutions-shailesh.blogspot.com

' Reveals hashed passwords NOT original passwords

Const DBLSPACE As String = vbNewLine & vbNewLine

Const AUTHORS As String = DBLSPACE & vbNewLine & "Adapted from Bob McCormick base code by" & "Shailesh http://itsolutions-shailesh.blogspot.com"

Const HEADER As String = "AllInternalPasswords User Message"

Const VERSION As String = DBLSPACE & "Version 1.0 8 Sep 2008"

Const REPBACK As String = DBLSPACE & "Please report failure to shailesh.nubl@gmail.com "

Const ALLCLEAR As String = DBLSPACE & "The workbook should be cleared"

Const MSGNOPWORDS1 As String = "There were no passwords on " & AUTHORS & VERSION

Const MSGNOPWORDS2 As String = "There was no protection to " & "workbook structure or windows." & DBLSPACE


Const MSGTAKETIME As String = "After pressing OK button this " & "will take some time." & DBLSPACE & "Amount of time " & "depends on how many different passwords, the "



Const MSGPWORDFOUND1 As String = "You had a Worksheet " & "Structure or Windows Password set." & DBLSPACE & "The password found was: " & DBLSPACE & "$$" & DBLSPACE & "Note it down for potential future use in other workbooks by " & "the same person who set this password." & DBLSPACE & "Now to check and clear other passwords." & AUTHORS & VERSION

Const MSGPWORDFOUND2 As String = "You had a Worksheet " & "password set." & DBLSPACE & "The password found was: " & DBLSPACE & "$$" & DBLSPACE & "Note it down for potential " & "future use in other workbooks by same person who " & "set this password." & DBLSPACE & "Now to check and clear " & "other passwords." & AUTHORS & VERSION

Const MSGONLYONE As String = "Only structure / windows " & "protected with the password that was just found." & ALLCLEAR & AUTHORS & VERSION & REPBACK

Dim w1 As Worksheet, w2 As Worksheet

Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer, l As Integer

Dim m As Integer, n As Integer, i1 As Integer, i2 As Integer

Dim i3 As Integer, i4 As Integer, i5 As Integer, i6 As Integer

Dim PWord1 As String

Dim ShTag As Boolean, WinTag As Boolean

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

With ActiveWorkbook

WinTag = .ProtectStructure Or .ProtectWindows

End With

ShTag = False

For Each w1 In Worksheets

ShTag = ShTag Or w1.ProtectContents

Next w1

If Not ShTag And Not WinTag Then

MsgBox MSGNOPWORDS1, vbInformation, HEADER

Exit Sub

End If

MsgBox MSGTAKETIME, vbInformation, HEADER

If Not WinTag Then

MsgBox MSGNOPWORDS2, vbInformation, HEADER

Else

On Error Resume Next

Do 'dummy do loop

For i = 65 To 66: For j = 65 To 66: For k = 65 To 66

For l = 65 To 66: For m = 65 To 66: For i1 = 65 To 66

For i2 = 65 To 66: For i3 = 65 To 66: For i4 = 65 To 66

For i5 = 65 To 66: For i6 = 65 To 66: For n = 32 To 126

With ActiveWorkbook

.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)

If .ProtectStructure = False And .ProtectWindows = False Then

PWord1 = Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)

MsgBox Application.Substitute(MSGPWORDFOUND1, "$$", PWord1), vbInformation, HEADER

Exit Do 'Bypass all for...nexts

End If

End With

Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next

Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next

Loop Until True

On Error GoTo 0

End If

If WinTag And Not ShTag Then

MsgBox MSGONLYONE, vbInformation, HEADER

Exit Sub

End If

On Error Resume Next

For Each w1 In Worksheets

'Attempt clearance with PWord1

w1.Unprotect PWord1

Next w1

On Error GoTo 0

ShTag = False

For Each w1 In Worksheets

'Checks for all clear ShTag triggered to 1 if not.

ShTag = ShTag Or w1.ProtectContents

Next w1

If ShTag Then

For Each w1 In Worksheets

With w1

If .ProtectContents Then

On Error Resume Next

Do 'Dummy do loop

For i = 65 To 66: For j = 65 To 66: For k = 65 To 66

For l = 65 To 66: For m = 65 To 66: For i1 = 65 To 66

For i2 = 65 To 66: For i3 = 65 To 66: For i4 = 65 To 66

For i5 = 65 To 66: For i6 = 65 To 66: For n = 32 To 126

.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)

If Not .ProtectContents Then

PWord1 = Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)

MsgBox Application.Substitute(MSGPWORDFOUND2, "$$", PWord1), vbInformation, HEADER

'leverage finding Pword by trying on other sheets

For Each w2 In Worksheets

w2.Unprotect PWord1

Next w2

Exit Do 'Bypass all for...nexts

End If

Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next

Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next

Loop Until True

On Error GoTo 0

End If

End With

Next w1

End If

MsgBox ALLCLEAR & AUTHORS & VERSION & REPBACK, vbInformation, HEADER
'
End Sub



Finally, run the Macro(View >> Macros >> View Macros >> Run). You will get the password of the protected workbook and worksheet in Excel. I have tested the above in Microsoft Office Excel

Aug 14, 2010

Windows Xp Registry Tips

Display Your Quick Launch Toolbar Tip:


Is your Quick Launch toolbar missing from the taskbar?
To display your familiar Quick Launch toolbar:
Right-click an empty area on the taskbar, click Toolbars, and then click Quick Launch.

Easy as that your Quick Launch bar appears. To add items to your Quick Launch toolbar, click the icon for the program you want to add, and drag it to the Quick Launch portion of the taskbar.


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How to remove recycle bin from your desktop Tip:

Open Regedit by going to START - RUN and type Regedit and hit enter. Then you should navigate to following entry in registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} and delete it. This action should remove recycle bin from your desktop.

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How to stop new programs installed balloon from coming up tip:

Right click on START button and select properties. Click on Customize and go to Advanced tab and deselect check box saying "Highlight newly installed programs". This would help you stop this annoying feature from popping up every now and then.



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Unlock Toolbars to Customize Them Tip:

The new Windows XP now features locking toolbars, and you can adjust them. You may customize a lot of the Windows XP features such as the Taskbar, Start Menu, and even toolbar icons in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. Remember your right-click:
* Right-click on a toolbar, and then click Lock the Toolbars to remove the check mark.
* Right-click on the toolbar again, and then click Customize.

You may add or remove toolbar buttons, change text options and icon options. When you've got the toolbar customized, click Close. Now right-click on the toolbar and then click Lock the Toolbars to lock them in place. com


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Want to remove shared documents folder from My Computer window tip:

Some don't like my shared documents folder option. If you are one of that, here is a trick to remove it.Open registry editor by going to START-RUN and entering regedit.
Once in registry, navigate to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ My Computer \ NameSpace \ DelegateFolders You must see a sub-key named {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}. If you delete this key, you have effectively removed the my shared documents folder.

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How to improve on shutdown time ? Close apps automatically & quickly at shutdown tip:

Open Registry by going to START-RUN and typing REGEDIT. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and look for AutoEndTasks. On my computer default value is 0. Change it to 1. Thats all. Further more you can reduce the time it takes for Windows to issue kill directive to all active/hung applications.
In doing this only constraint that you should make sure exists is that HungAppTimeout is greater than WaitToKillAppTimeout. Change the values of WaitToKillAppTimeout to say 3500 (since default value for HungAppTimeout 5000 and for WaitToKillAppTimeout is 20000)


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Are you missing icons Tip:


Are you missing icons? You may be wondering where all the icons from your desktop are in Windows XP? Well if you're like me, you like to have at least My Computer, My Network Places, and My Documents on the your desktop.
You need to:
* Right-click on the desktop, and then click Properties.
* Click the Desktop tab and then click on Customize Desktop.
* Put a check mark in the box next to My Document, My Computer, My Network Places, or Internet Explorer, to add those familiar icons to your desktop. Easy yes!

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How to login as administrator if you don't see it available tip:

Unless and until you have run into issues and fixing XP (under which case you have to go to Safe Mode to login as Administrator), you can get to administrator screen by simply pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice at the main screen.

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Speedup boot up sequence by defragmenting all key boot files tip:

Open Registry by going to START-RUN and typing REGEDIT. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction. In right hand panel look for Enable. Right click on it and set it 'Y' for enable. This is the way I have it set on my computer. This will help speedup boot time.


Use a Shortcut to Local Area Network Connection Information:


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Use a Shortcut to Local Area Network Connection Information Tip:


Here's something new in Windows XP, instead of using the command line program and typing ipconfig to get local area network information, you can try using the following shortcut:
* Click on Start, point to Connect to, and then click Show All Connections.
* Right–click the connection you want information about, and then click Status.
* In the connection Properties dialog box, click the Support tab.
* For more information, click on the Advanced tab.

To automatically enable the status monitor each time the connection is active, in the connection Properties dialog box, select the Show icon in taskbar notification area when connected check box.

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Do you know you can have Virtual Desktops (like in Linux) with PowerToys ?

If you have powertoys installed on Windows XP Its available for free at Microsoft download webpage. It is very easy to enable Microsoft Virtual Desktop Feature. Simply right click on the Start Panel Bar also called TaskBar, Click on Tool Bar and select Desktop manager.
You would see a set of 5 icons placed on the right portion of the TAskBar. Click on number 1 to 4 to go to any of the desktops. Now you have have four different Active Desktops.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You may see a little degradation in performance.

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Customize Internet. Explorer Title bar tip:

This tip won't make your computer any faster but may help personalize your computer experience. Open Registry by going to START-RUN and typing REGEDIT. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet. Explorer\Main. In right hand panel look for string "Window Title" and change its value to whatever custom text you want to see.

Easy Text Size Change in Help & IE Tip:
I mentioned a way that you can change the size of the text that is display in the Help file and in Internet Explorer. As it turns out if you have a "wheel mouse," there is an even easier way to change the text size. In Internet Explorer or when viewing a Help file, simply hold the ctrl key while you spin the mouse wheel up to increase text size, or down to decrease text size.
Java VM: Java applets run in Internet Explorer 6 (a component of Windows XP) just as they run in older versions of Internet Explorer. The Java VM is not installed as part of the typical installation, but is installed on demand when a user encounters a page that uses a Java Applet. For more information see the Microsoft Technologies for Java Web site.


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Windows XP Shutdown and Power Off Tip:

On some computers, by default, Windows XP doesn't power off the computer when you tell it to shut down. However, if your computer is relatively new, it can probably by shut completely off by WinXP. To configure your computer for this behavior, simply open the Control Panel, open Performance and Maintenance, then Power Options. On the APM tab, check next to "Enable Advanced Power Management support," then click OK. The next time you choose "Shut Down" from the Start Menu, your computer should shut down completely and then power off.



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Customize Explorer Toolbar Tip:

In Windows Explorer, you can customize the toolbar to make Explorer even more handy. The Toolbar is the bar of icons directly underneath the menu bar. It contains icons for going back, up one level, displaying folders or search, etc. You can right-click an open area of this Toolbar and choose Customize to change the order of these icons, and even to add new icons to it. For instance, I like to add the Map Drive and Disconnect buttons. In Windows XP, you may have to unlock the Taskbar before you can make changes in Windows Explorer.
Lock the Taskba - If you find that your Windows XP Taskbar keeps being changed, or moved to one side or the top of your screen, and you didn't mean to have it do that, this tip is for you. Once you have your Task Bar arranged the way you like it, in the right location on the screen, and with all the right toolbars and icons, you can lock it, so that it won't get changed accidentally. To lock the Taskbar, simply right click it and choose Properties. In the window that appears, check the box (click) next to "Lock the Taskbar." Now you won't accidentally bump the mouse and have your Task bar end up on another side of the screen.


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Check Personal Firewall Status Tip:

In the previous tip, I mention how to turn on Windows XP's Personal Firewall feature. But once you turn it on, your connection looks just the same as it did before. How can you check the status of the connection and the firewall? Simply open Control Panel from the Start Menu, open Internet and Network Connections, then Network Connections. By default the view is of large icons.
Click the View Menu, and choose "details" in order to reveal several more columns of information about the connections that your computer has. Check the Status column to see if your connection is currently connected, and whether or not it is "firewalled." You can even drag the column headings around (I like to slide the Status column right next to the Name column. You can even remove entire columns by right-clicking the column heading and unchecking it.

Where does Window's Product Id get stored Tip:


There are two places at least where ProductId gets stored. To see the first place, open Registry by going to START-RUN and entering REGEDIT and Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]. In right pane, look for key by the name "ProductId". This is your Windows Product Id. Alternatively you can navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion] and still find same field with the name ProductId.



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You can Keep Your Favorite Programs on Top of the Start Menu tip:


Do you have a favorite program that you frequently use? Elevate its priority on the Start menu by putting it at the top of the list. This ensures that the program will remain on the Start menu and cannot be bumped by other programs, even if you use the others more frequently.
Right-click the link to your favorite program on the Start menu and select Pin to Start Menu.
Your program will be moved permanently to the top part of the list, just below your browser and e-mail programs.

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Having problems with Outlook Express ? Does it ask for password every time you connect tip:

If this is problem for you. Sometimes no matter what you do, Outlook Express forgets your password and asks you to enter it again each and every time you connect to your mail server.I have a solution that may work for you. Open Registry by going to START-RUN and entering REGEDIT and Navigate to HKEY_CURRRENT USER\Software\Microsoft and look for "Protected Storage System Provider". There is a good chance that you will see this folder. If you have it. Simply delete it. More than likely, you have solved your problem.

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How to avoid auto play of CD ? Way I like best tip.


Hey this time no registry trick even though there are ways in registry to do it. In earlier operating systems only those CD that had autorun.inf file in their root directory were able to execute on its own but with advent of WINDOWS XP it has become possible with just about anything. Well sometimes it is good but there are other times when you want to avoid this part of automation. What would I do. Simply press SHIFT key when you enter a CD in your CD drive. It won't Auto play. For those of you, who do want a registry hack. Here it is:
Open Registry and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer] and look for key "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" and set its value to 185 (decimal). This would stop autoplay.


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This tip to speed up the Start Menu in Windows XP.
Did you know you can customize the speed of the Start Menu by editing a Registry Key.


* Click Start, and then click Run.
* Type Regedit in the box, and then click OK.
* Expand the menu in the left panel and select the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop folder.
* Scroll down in the right panel and double click on the MenuShowDelay file.
* In the Value Data box, change to default value for the menu speed from 400 to a lesser number, such as 1.
*Click OK.
Caution: Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you may want to back up any valued data on your computer.

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Customizing Windows Explorer Context menu (right click menu in windows explorer)

Ever wondered how does the right click menu (which is actually a context menu) work ? For example, when I right click in windows explorer, I see an option which says "open command window here". Do You know why I see this ? Well I see this because I have following entries in my registry.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
@="Open Command Window Here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd\command]
@="C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe /k cd "%1""
If You have never used a tweaking utility and have newly installed Windows XP, You would not see this option. You would have to navigate to [[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive] go and create two subkeys ("cmd" and within that "command" and would have to put the text "Open Command Window Here" without quotes in default string value of "cmd" key and the text "C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe /k CD"%1"" without quotes in default string value of command key). After this You need to REBOOT for these changes to take effect.
Trick is in adding similar entries for other applications as well even though its much harder to come with ideas about what to put in the context menu!!!! .

May 21, 2010

Which Application is Listening or Opening Port

Open Command Prompt window by typing Cmd in Run command box or Start Search, and hit Enter.
Type in the following netstat command:
netstat -o -n -a | findstr 0.0:80

or

netstat -o -n -a | findstr 0.0:443

or simply,

netstat -aon

Note: The last command will list all connection that is listening, established, starting, closing and all other states, so the list is long, and user has to manually search for rows that has connection originating or targeting to 1270.0.1:80/443 or 0.0.0.0.80/443.

The following line(s) of results should be returned:
TCP 0.0.0.0:80 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 8704

The last column of each row is the process identified (process ID or PID).

Identify which process or application is using the port by matching the PID against PID number in Task Manager.
Another alternative to determine and identify which application is using port 80 or 443 is by using Telnet application. Just type the following command to Telnet to the system in port 80 or 443:

telnet localhost 80

or,

telnet localhost 443

If the Telnet connection can be opened, normally the banner of the application which opens the port will be shown, and help user to identify which process that actually listening on the port.

Tip: The command above can be used to identify and check what processes is using any other ports too, such as 7 (Echo), 21 (FTP), 23 (Telnet), 25 (SMTP), 53 (DNS), 70 (Gopher), 79 (Finger), 107 (RTelnet), 110 (POP3), 119 (NNTP), 139 (NetBIOS), 143 (IMAP), 194 (IRC), 3128, 8080, 10000, and etc.

Block usb drive

1. Go to Start –> Run, type Regedit.
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControl
set\Servic es\USBStor
3. In the right pane, look for value Start and have value as 0000000(3)

4. Double click on that and change that value to 4.

You might be required to restart the PC, and then you are done with
it, USB is now blocked.

In case if you want to get the USB unblocked, just change the value again to 3

May 11, 2010

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May 10, 2010

Change location of the Desktop folder

Click START

Click RUN

Type REGEDIT---à Click OK

Go to

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
In the right-pane, value named "Desktop"

Change the location

Restart The Computer

Apr 21, 2010

Windows script host settings in startup

Go to Start –> Run –> Regedit
Find the following key:
HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win­dows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
On the right hand pane, find Userinit and double click it to edit its value. Its value should be something like this (depending on your Windows Installation Directory):
c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

remove entry which load wscript.exe(c:\windows\system32\wscript.exe) . .then restart then computer

Apr 3, 2010

DELETE PARTICULAR URL FROM IE!!

Go to RUN
* type "regedit"
* go like this..... HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
**In d right panel u'll c the urls .. jus delete the URL U want.....
*** EXIT FROM REGEDIT

DISABLE SEND ERROR REPORT TO MICROSOFT

Open Control Panel
Click on Preformance and Maintenance.
Click on System.
Then click on the Advanced tab
Click on the error reporting button on the bottom of the windows.
Select Disable error reporting.
Click OK
Click OK

CLEAN RAM BY USING NOTEPAD

CLEAN RAM BY USING NOTEPAD!!!

Clean Your RAM & Make Your Comp Speed Better Clean your RAM you may recognize that your system gets slower and slower when playing and working a lot with your pc.
That's cause your RAM is full of remaining progress pieces u do not need any more.


So create a new text file on ur desktop and call it "RAMcleaner" or anything...
Type FreeMem=Space(64000000) in this file and save it as RAMcleaner.vbs [ You may choose the "All Files" option when u save it ] Run the file and ur RAM may be cleaned :> Of course you can edit the code in the file for a greater "cleaning-progress". FreeMem=Space(1280000000)

Mar 23, 2010

Can Not Install Software

If you have a piece of software that refuses to install because it says that you are not running Windows 2000 (such as the Win2K drivers for a Mustek scanner!!) you can simply edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/ProductName to say Microsoft Windows 2000 instead of XP and it will install. You may also have to edit the version number or build number, depending on how hard the program tries to verify that you are installing on the correct OS. I had to do this for my Mustek 600 CP scanner (compatibility mode didn''t help!!!) and it worked great, so I now have my scanner working with XP (and a tech at Mustek can now eat his words).

BTW, don''t forget to restore any changes you make after you get your software installed

Mar 4, 2010

Solution of Mobile Battery Low Problem

To solve battery low problem of mobile phone

MANY TIMES YOU FACE PROBLEM OF BATTERY LOW

Your Mobile Battery is Very Low & you are expecting an important call BUT you don't have a charger"

what to do?

Nokia instrument comes with a reserve battery. To activate the battery, the key-in *#3370# and *#7780#.

Your cell will restart with this reserve and your instrument will show a 50% increase in battery.
This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.

Feb 15, 2010

Hide txt files in a txt files

Go to Command prompt, now go to the path where you want to store your secret file

Ex: c:\my secret>

Step2:
Now type "notepad filename.txt"
Ex: c:\my secret>notepad sam.txt

after pressing enter notepad pops up click on yes and write any data in it
that to be viewed by public

step3:
You have created a normal text file and filled with some data
Now the real part come..
to create a secret file type "notepad filename.txt:secret.txt"

Ex: c:\my secret>notepad filename.txt:secret.txt
again a notepad pops up click on yes and write the secret data in it and save it
thats it you have created your secret file

Start your PC in 10 seconds

Do you want your PC to just start within 10 seconds? Just follow this trick and see the magic

Click on the start button then press R it will take u to Run well go to run
n type Regedit
press enter
this will open Registery Editor
now look for the key

HKEY_LOACAL_MECHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex

now there find the Key Called
"Startup Delay"
Double Click On It
Now where its Base
Click Decimal
Now its Default Value Is 4800000
Change The Value To 40000
here u go u have done it
now close the Registery Editor and Restart Your Computer
You'll See The Result

Master Lock Code for NOKIA

If You forgot the Lock Code of your mobile
D0NT WORRY GET MASTER CODE BY UR 'IMEI' HERE-
DIAL *#06# TO KN0W UR इमी
Visit the Below Site
http://www.nokialockcode.com/mastercode.फ्प
Enter the IMEI Code and get Master Code.

VIRTUAL MEMORY WITH PENDRIVE FOR XP/VISTA

1. Insert the Pen Drive (1GB atleast) in the USB port
try to prefer 4GB.
2. Let the PC do what it wants to do to detect it..

3. After it finished his work, you have to act smart,

” Here goes the real thing ”

4. Right Click on My Computer -> Properties
5. Advanced -> Performance Settings
6. Advanced -> Change
7. Select the Pen Drive
8. Click on Custom Size

” Check the value of space available ”

9. Enter the same in the Initial and the Max columns

You just used the space of the PenDrive as a Virtual Memory

SEE MEMORY CARD PASSWORD

INSERT MEMORY CARD IN A CARD READER
GOTO
=>C:\system
by any Explorer
=>rename
mmcstore - mmcstore.txt
=>open file u wil find
the password.

Change the Internet Explorer Title

Follow these simple steps
goto
Start

type Regedit

Go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Window तितले

Enter what you want appear in the title bar


eg:YOUR NAME

SECRET CODES OF CHINA MOBILE

Engineering Mode: *#110*01#
factory Mode: *#987#
Restore Factory Settings: *#987*99#
Check Software Version: *#900# OR *#800#
Default User Codes: 1122, 3344, 1234, 5678
Change LCD Contrast: *#369#
To Enable COM Port: *#110*01# -> Device -> Set UART -> PS Config -> UART1/115200
Codes to Change Screen Language:
* *#0000# + Send : Set Default Language
* *#0007# + Send : Set Language to Russian
* *#0033# + Send : Set Language to French
* *#0034# + Send : Set Language to Spanish
* *#0039# + Send : Set Language to Italian
* *#0044# + Send : Set Language to English
* *#0049# + Send : Set Language to German
* *#0066# + Send : Set Language to Thai
* *#0084# + Send : Set Language to Vietnamese
* *#0966# + Send : Set Language to Arabic

INCREASE YOUR COMPUTER PERFORMANCE

THESE SIMPLE STEPS:
goto START=>RUN
type regedit
select HKEY_CURRENT_USER and
select control panel folder and
then select desktop folder
At the right hand side,you can see registry settings
select=>Menu ShowDelay
then right click and selec => modify
you can now see Edit String option
default value data is 400
change it to 000
now press ok and restart your computer.your computer will be 200% faster.

Feb 1, 2010

Computer Restarts at Windows XP Loading Screen

Computer Restarts at Windows XP Loading स्क्रीन

Computer restarting at the windows loading screen. Now this was a unique problem since I couldn’t tweak any of the windows settings without first getting into it, and in this case, this was impossible. After a few hours of research I concluded that the trouble is caused by damaged kernel32.dll file, so I simply extracted a new copy of kernel32.dll from the windows xp cd to my friend’s laptop and it started working fine again. Here’s a step by step procedure to do the same-
1. Start the recovery ronsole from the windows boot options menu. If you don’t have the recovery console installed, then start the recovery console from windows xp cd, like this,
a. Insert the windows xp cd into the cd drive and restart the computer to boot from this cd.
b. Follow all the prompts during the text based part of the windows xp setup. Choose recover or repair option by pressing R.
c. Type the administrator’s password when prompted.
2. Now you will be at command prompt. Type cd system32 and press enter
3. Then type ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old and press enter
4. Now type map and then press enter.
5. Now note the drive letter that is assigned to assigned to the cd drive that contains the windows xp cd. It will be displayed in a format similar to this,
D:\Device\CdRom0
6. Type
Expand D:\i386\kernel32.dl_
where D is the drive letter of the cd drive that contains the windows xp cd. This may be different for your computer. See the output of step 5 to find out what is the drive letter for your computer. (Also, note the underscore character after the “l” in kernel32.dl_)
The following message will be displayed after the above command,
Kernel32.dll, 1 file(s) expanded.
7. Type exit to restart the computer.
Hopefully this will solve the problem of computer restarting at the loading screen. If not, then use comments below to post your special case.

Attrib Command

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and ME syntax

Displays or changes file attributes.

ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [[drive:][path]filename] [/S]

+Sets an attribute.
-Clears an attribute.
RRead-only file attribute.
AArchive file attribute.
SSystem file attribute.
HHidden file attribute.
/SProcesses files in all directories in the specified path.

Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP syntax

Displays or changes file attributes.

ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [[drive:] [path] filename] [/S [/D]]

+Sets an attribute.
-Clears an attribute.
RRead-only file attribute.
AArchive file attribute.
SSystem file attribute.
HHidden file attribute.
/SProcesses files in all directories in the specified path.
/DProcess folders as well.

Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP recovery console syntax

Note: The below options are the available options in the Windows recovery console.

Changes attributes on one file or directory.

ATTRIB -R | +R | -S | +S | -H | +H | -C | +C filename

+Sets an attribute.
-Clears an attribute.
RRead-only file attribute.
SSystem file attribute.
HHidden file attribute.
CCompressed file attribute.

Examples

attrib

Typing attrib by itself will display all files in the current directory and each of their attributes. If any file is hidden it will also display those files.

attrib +r autoexec.bat

Add the read-only attribute to the autoexec.bat file so it cannot be modified until the read only attribute is taken off. This is helpful for important system files or any other file that you do not want to have mistakenly edited or changed by another program.

attrib +h config.sys

Add the hidden attribute to the config.sys file causing it to be not be seen by the average user.

attrib -h config.sys

This command will do the opposite of the above command. Instead of hiding the file it will unhide the file if hidden.

Jan 25, 2010

Windows Script Host Settings

Please follow the below steps-
START-->RUN-->REGEDIT---->OK
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings]

Enable (REG_DWORD): '0' - disabled; '1' - enabled;
Remote (REG_DWORD): '0' - disables remote scripts; '1' - enables remote scripts;
DisplayLogo (REG_SZ): '0' - no logo; '1' - display logo;

Jan 13, 2010

Windows XP-based network computer: "You might not have permission to use this network resource"

To resolve this issue, set the value of the restrictanonymous registry entry to 0. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then double-click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
3. On the right side, double-click restrictanonymous.
4. Make sure that the value in the Value data box is set to 0, and then click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.