Wednesday, May 27, 2009

When you double-click your C drive it gives you an option to choose a program to open with. What can you do to open it by double-clicking?

Double-click Your C Drive: Solved

1) Double-click on My Computer on Desktop.

2) Choose Tools and select "Folder options"
- Click on "View" tab, select "Show Hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide Extention...."
- Click on "Hide protected operating system files" (these selections are important to find the files you need to delete)/
- Click "OK."

3. Open Windows Task Manager (ctrl-alt-del) and select the "Processes" tab
- Click on "Image name" to sort the list
- Find "wscript.exe" and click on "End Process" (if there is more than one process with that name you have to end all of them)
- Close Windows Task Manager.

4. Click on Start and select "Search" and search for "autorun.inf" (search the computer)
- Delete all the files that contain the text MS32DLL.dll.vbs (the virus) by pressing Shift+Delete. (There obviously should not be Autorun.inf in the C: root).

5. You will also delete the virus from the system (C:\WINDOWS\ MS32DLL.dll.vbs) by pressing g Shift+Delete.

6. Next you have to edit the Register. (Please not that you have to be very careful in the Registry tools; certain mistakes in the Registry can crash your computer)
- Click on "Start" and select "Run" and type in "Regedit" and press "Enter".
- Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> Software -->Microsoft -->Windows --> Current Version --> Run.
- Find "MS32DLL" and delete that entry.

6. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> Microsoft --> Internet Explorer --> Main. There you find Window Title "Hacked by Godzilla" and you should delete that entry. You can close the Registry now.

7. Click on Start --> Run and type in "gpedit.msc" and press "Enter."
-- Open "Group Policy": select User Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System --> and there you will double click on "Turn Off Autoplay"
- In the window there you should select "Enabled" and select "All drives" (they say in a certain Thai website that select all turn of Autoplay will be safer for not getting viruses). Now you can close the Group Policy.

8. Click on Start --> Run and type "msconfig" and press "Enter".
- Open "System Configuration Utility".
- Click on "Startup" tap
- Find the file MS32DLL, choose Enable All, then uncheck "MS32DLL"
- Click Apply and then OK to close
- Exit the "System Configuration Utility" and select "Exit Without Restart" when prompt.

9. After this, double-click on My Computer and select "Tools" and "Folder Options" and "View" tap to change back there.
- select "Hide Extention..." and "Hide protected operating system file" and "Don't show hidden files and folders".
- Empty the "Recycle bin" and "Restart" your computer.

Extended Solution:

After you have deleted all these Autorun files, if your drives still do not want to open with a left click:

Start the Registry editor: Start->Run "regedit"
or alt-ctrl-del, File->New Task... "regedit"

Navigate to:

If there is a folder: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\open
Delete it.
There should only be Drive\shell\find and maybe Drive\shell\cmd, but if you see Drive\shell\open, delete it.

Make sure that when in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\, the (Default) key on the right hand window should have a value of "none":
Name: (Default), Type: REG_SZ, Value: none
If your computer is still not fixed, here is a complete registry dump of what the HKCR\Drive\ registry path should look like, along with the HKCR\Directory\ path as well:

Note: you can copy the below lines into a text editor (notepad) and save it as "drivefix.reg" and double click it. All the values below will be entered into the registry, overwriting existing values. But values which do not appear here are not affected.

Note: The @ sign is the name of the (Default) value for each directory/key in in the registry.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\ 00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\ 65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,38,00,00,00




@="[FindFolder("%l", %I)]"



@="File Folder"









@="[FindFolder("%l", %I)]"



Monday, May 25, 2009

Total Video Converter

This application represents the ultimate solution for video conversion

Total Video Converter is a complete solution for video conversion which supports reading, playing all kinds of video and audio formats and converting them to the popular video formats.

Total Video Converter includes a powerful media conversion engine internally so that you can convert media files with very fast speed.

Total Video Converter is very easy to use.

Video Formats:
Real Video(.rmvb, .rm)
3GP (.3gp, 3g2)
Game Psp(.psp)
MPEG1(.mpg, mpeg)
MPEG2 PS (.mpg, mpeg, vob)
MPEG2 TS (DVB Transport Stream)
Ms ASF(.asf, .wmv)
Ms AVI(.avi)
Macromedia Flash video FLV (.flv)
Apple Quicktime(.mov)
FLIC format(.fli, .flc) . Gif Animation(.gif)
DV (.dv)
.Video Formats Dx9 Directshow can open

Audio Formats:
Audio CD(.cda)
MPEG audio(.mp3, mp2)
Real Audio(.ra)
Ms WAV(.wav)
Ms WMA(.wma)
Real Audio (.ra)
Amr audio(.amr)
SUN AU format (.au)
Macromedia Flash embedded audio(.swf)
Audio Formats Dx9 Directshow can open

Total Video Converter supports generating the following file formats:

Video Formats:
. MPEG4(.mp4)
. 3GP(.3gp, 3g2)
. Game Psp(.psp)
. MPEG1(.mpg, mpeg)
. NTSC, PAL DVD mpeg
. NTSC, PAL VCD mpeg
. Ms Mpeg4 AVI(.avi)
. Divx AVI(.avi)
. Xvid AVI(.avi)
. H264 AVI(.avi)
. Mjpeg AVI(.avi)
. HuffYUV AVI(.avi)
. Swf Video(.swf)
. Flv Video (.flv)
. Gif Animation(.gif)
. Mpeg4 Mov(.mov)
. Apple Quicktime(.mov)
. FLIC format(.fli, .flc)
. Gif Animation(.gif)
. DV (.dv)

Audio Formats:
. MPEG audio(.mp3, mp2)
. Ms WAV(.wav)
. Ms WMA(.wma)
. OGG(.ogg)
. Amr audio(.amr)
. AC3(.ac3)

Here are some key features of "Total Video Converter":

· Convert all kinds of videos to mobile videos or audios (mp4, 3gp, xvid, divx mpeg4 avi, amr audio) which are used by cell-phone, PDA, PSP, iPod, iPhone, Xbox360, PS3 etc.;
· Photos slide show combines multi-photos and musics with more than 300 photos fantasy transition effect;
· High compatibility and high efficiency for Importing RMVB or RM video/audio;
· onvert various videos to MPEG videos compatible with standard DVD/SVCD/VCD;
· Burn the converted videos to DVD/SVCD/VCD;
· Rip DVD to popular videos of all sorts;
· Extract audio from various of videos and convert which to all kinds of audios (mp3, ac3, ogg, wav, aac);
· RIP CD to audios of all sorts directly;
· Support using with command line;
· Combine several video and audio files to one video file;
· Demultiplex or extract video and audio;
· Multiplex video and audio to one file;


· Directx 9
· 800 MHz Pentium II or higher
· 256M RAM or higher
· Macromedia flash OCX
· Accelerated display


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Recommended Service Setup Part II

Recommended Service Setup

The bare-bones system service setup is a good setup for optimal performance. However, don't you want to have some of the conveniences of Windows XP? Check out the recommended services to disable shown in the list below. If you follow these recommendations, you will cut down on your boot time but you will also have of the nice features and conveniences of Windows XP.
Disable the following services:

Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Error Reporting Service
Fast User Switching Compatibility
Help and Support
Indexing Service
Machine Debug Manager
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
Portable Media Serial Number Service
Remote Registry (Only included with Windows XP Pro)
SSDP Discovery Service
Terminal Services
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Wireless Zero Configuration (If you have a wireless network card, do not disable this one)
Windows Time
Task Scheduler

Own (SetUp)

Automatic Updates
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Error Reporting Service
Fast User Switching Compatibility
Help and Support
Indexing Service
Machine Debug Manager
Portable Media Serial Number Service
Print Spooler
Remote Registry (Only included with Windows XP Pro)
Terminal Services
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Wireless Zero Configuration
Task Scheduler

Recommended Service Setup Part I

Bare-Bones System Service Setup

To get the maximum amount of performance out of your system, you have the option of disabling all of the services on your computer that are not critical to the system. This would take away a lot of the nice features and conveniences of Windows, but you would have a much faster machine. The following is a list of system-critical services that should not be disabled. Feel free to disable all other services.
Bare Minimum Services:

Com+ Event System
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Event Log
IPSEC Services
Shell Hardware Detection
System Event Notification
Protected Storage
Network Connections
Plug + Play
Print Spooler
Remote Procedure Call
Secondary Logon
Security Accounts Manager

Hacking Windows XP: Speed Up Your Boot

Disabling Unneeded Services

A service is a software application that runs continuously in the background while your computer is on. The Windows operating system has numerous services that run in the background that provide basic functions to the system. Network connectivity, visual support, and external device connectivity such as printer services are all examples of the types of services that the windows services provide. Each of these services that are running in the background take up system resources such as memory and CPU time. Also, during the booting of the operating system, the service has to be loaded. On most computers, there are nearly 20 services that are loaded upon startup. Of these 20 services only a handful are system critical services. All of the others can be disabled. In order to disable a service, first you will need to know more about what the most common services do. Table 8-2 will help you understand what the most common services are, what they do, and if they can be disabled.

Common Windows Services in Use

Service Name Service Use

Automatic Updates Used to download and then install updates automatically without the user going to Windows Update manually. This service is not system critical and can be disabled but unless you check for updates regularly, it is not recommended to disable this service.

Background Intelligent Transfer Service A service that transfers data in the background when the connection is not in use. One use of this service is to download updates automatically in the background. This service is not system critical but can impair other services such as automatic updates if it is disabled.

Com+ Event System Basically controls the notification of certain system events such as log on and log off. The system event notification is dependent on this service. This service is system critical.

Computer Browser Keeps track of the other computers on your network running the Microsoft Client for networking. This is what provides the list of computers when you are browsing your workgroup computer in My Network Places. This service is not system critical and can be disabled if you do not need the network browsing function.

Cryptographic Services Basically manages system security certificates as well as provides a database of signatures of key windows files. This service is not system critical but it is required to install many Microsoft programs that want to check system file signatures. It is not recommended to disable this service because doing so would not allow Windows Update to run and install new updates.

DCOM Server Process Launcher Basically is in charge of starting various other services. This service is required for RPC which is required for over 39 other services to run. Because of that, it is not a good idea to disable this one.

DHCP Client Provides support for dynamic network configuration. This service is not system critical but is needed for those that do not set their IP address manually.

Distributed Link Tracking Client Keeps track of links to files on a NTFS volume on your computer or across a network. This service is not system critical and can be disabled.

DNS Client Resolves domain names into IP addresses as well as caches lookup results. This service is not system critical but you will not be able to browse the internet without it started.

Error Reporting Service Allows users to report failures of applications directly to Microsoft so that Microsoft may fix bugs in its software if it is the culprit. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

Event Log Allows event messages to be recorded to be viewed in Event Viewer. This service is system critical and can not be disabled.

Fast User Switching Compatibility Allows users to switch to other users on the same system without logging off. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

Help and Support Used for the help and support center. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

HTTP SSL Allows the personal web server built into Windows XP (IIS 6.0) to provide secure data transfers over HTTP. This service is rarely used since most people never even setup the personal web server on Windows XP. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

Indexing Service Creates a searchable database of the items on your hard drive. This service is not system critical and can be disabled if you do not search your drive often or can wait a few extra minutes to find a file.

IPSEC Services Provides IP security for certain secure connections over IP. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

Logical Disk Manager Detects and monitors new hard disk drives. This service is not system critical but it is used when you are upgrading your hardware and installing additional storage devices or using USB storage devices. If you do not plan on using any of the items above, the service may be safely disabled.

Machine Debug Manager Provides support for program and script debugging. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled for most users.

Messenger Allows users to send text popup messages to computers on the network. This service is abused by spammers to send you advertisements. It is highly recommended that you disable this service.

Network Connections Provides support for network connectivity. This service is not system critical but it is recommended that it is not disabled.

Network Location Awareness (NLA) Provides services to computers that share your internet connection. If you do not use the internet connection feature, then you may safely disable this service since it is not a system critical service.

Plug and Play Allows your computer to detect hardware. This service is system critical and can not be disabled.

Portable Media Serial Number Service Detects the serial number of an external media device. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

Print Spooler Provides services to print. This service is not system critical but it is necessary to print from your computer.

Protected Storage Provides basic security over certain system files. This service is system critical and should not be disabled.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Provides services for other services. This service is system critical and can not be disabled.

Remote Registry (Not included in XP Home) Allows the system registry to be connected to remotely. This service is not system critical and is recommended that it is disabled.

Secondary Logon Allows programs to be started under different accounts. This service is system critical.

Security Accounts Manager A database of local account information. This service is system critical and should not be disabled.

Security Center Monitors your system security settings to notify you if your settings are insecure. You should keep this service running unless you are confident about your computer's security. No other services depend on this service and it can be safely disabled given you have a good handle on your security.

Server Provides the ability to share files and your printer over your network. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled if you do not share file over a network.

Shell Hardware Detection Used to detect external storage devices automatically. If you do not use any external storage devices such as external hard drives or memory cards, this service can be safely disabled.

SSDP Discovery Service Looks for Universal Plug and Play drives on your network. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

System Event Notification Tracks more system events. This service is system critical and should not be disabled.

System Restore Service Keeps track of changes made to your system to make restore points. This service is not system critical but it is recommended that it is not disabled.

Task Scheduler Allows users to schedule and configure tasks. This service is not system critical and can be disabled if you do not need to schedule any tasks to run.

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Allows the NetBIOS network protocol to run over the TCP/IP Protocol. This service is not system critical and can be disabled if you have no use for the NetBIOS protocol.

Terminal Services Allows users to connect to the computer with remote desktop. This service is not system critical but is used by the remote assistance help feature. It can be safely disabled if you do not need the remote assistance feature.

Themes This is the service that gives Windows the new look. It allows visual styles to be applied over the normal grey Windows 2000 style windows. This service is not system critical and can be disabled.

WebClient This service adds support for web-based file management for technologies such as WebDav. Most users will never need to use this service. It is not system critical and can be safely disabled.

Windows Audio Provides audio support for the operating system. This service is not system critical and can be safely disabled is you would like to give up your sound.

Windows Firewall / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Protects your computer from intruders and malicious programs attacking your computer via your Internet connection. It also provides the ability to share your internet connection among other computers on your local network. This service is not system critical but I do not recommend that you disable it unless you have another personal firewall application installed on your computer.

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Used to acquire data from optical devices such as a scanner or a camera. This service is not system critical and it can be safely disabled if you have no use for it.

Windows Management Instrumentation Provides system information to applications. This service is system critical and should not be disabled.

Windows Time This service is in charge of synchronizing the Windows time. If you do not need to have your time synchronized, this service can be safely disabled.

Wireless Zero Configuration Configures wireless 802.11 devices. If you do not have any wireless hardware installed, you may safely disable this service.

Workstation Allows your computer to make connections to other computers and servers. This service is not system critical but it is needed for any basic networking.

Now that you know which services can be disabled and which services are important to your system, you can safely speed up your boot by disabling the extra services using the services management tool.

Before you begin changing your service setup, set a System Restore Point to easily restore your system to an earlier configuration. However, be careful when you restore from restore points. Any applications or files that were created after the system restore point will be deleted when reverting back to an earlier restore point.

The Services utility is included in all versions of Windows XP and but is hidden away. Do the following to disable a service using the Services utility:

>Click on the Start menu and select Run. In the text box type services.msc and click OK. This will start the Services utility.

>Now that you are in the Services utility, you will see a list of a lot of services on your computer. First you will need to stop the service that you want to disable. Right click on the service name and select Stop on the pop-up menu.

>When the service is stopped, right click on the service again and select Properties. Located on the General tab, look for the Startup Type drop-down box. Click on the arrow on the drop-down box and select Disabled.

>Click on the OK button and from now on, the system will not start the service any more during boot speeding up your system start.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

How to Install DOTA All Stars

My way installing Warcraft:

1. install Reign of Chaos
2. install Frozen Throne
3. apply patch 1.20e to frozen throne
(1.20e patch is the most common version use in garena under philippines)
4.install garena
5. install latest maps
(for latest maps click the link below)
6. include warcraft into your exceptions and add port in your firewall.
(for best results in lan)
7. play the game.


Get the latest maps here


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat is a family of computer programs developed by Adobe Systems, designed to view, create, manipulate and manage files in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Some software in the family, particularly the creating software, is commercial, and some is freeware. Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) is available as a no-charge download from Adobe's web site, and allows the viewing and printing of PDF files. Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a way to present information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.


Shadow User 2.5 PRO

StorageCraft™ ShadowUser™ provides easy to use desktop security and protection for Windows operating systems. ShadowUser is the best way to prevent unwanted changes to PCs and laptops. ShadowUser provides the following advantages:

>Prevent spyware and malware
>Avoid viruses, worms and trojans
>Surf the internet without a trace of unwanted cookies, internet history and malicious cyberjunk
>Test software installations and updates safely
>Allow multiple users to use one system without PC change problems
>Minimize system downtime on PCs and laptops

ShadowUser ShadowMode™ provides a safe computing environment by creating a virtual win of your PC. Restore the pre-ShadowMode™ system state no matter what has happened to the PC. At anytime, authorized users can save changes to the system, save selected files and folders or simply return the system to its pre-ShadowMode state.

link: User Pro v2.5.rar

Wallpaper Slideshow LT

Automatically change your desktop wallpaper
Wallpaper Slideshow is a great utility for displaying your favorite photos as your desktop wallpaper. Wallpaper Slideshow offers you complete control on your wallpapers collection and allows you to easily set your favorite images (JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP) as desktop wallpaper. Wallpaper Slideshow is simple to use, intuitive and complete with full context-sensitive help.

Key features include:
User friendly interface with full context-sensitive help
Displays an unlimited amount of images
Displays images randomly or sequentially
Supports JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, BMP file formats.
Can change wallpaper automatically after a specified time period (e.g. every 60 minutes)
Can change wallpaper on every Windows startup
Automatically resizes images to fit your screen size
High quality image resize (bicubic with prefilter)
Can use a different background color for each wallpaper
Use a system tray icon for an easy control of the software
Ability to hide your Windows desktop icons
Display a preview of selected wallpapers
Multi monitor support. Each monitor can have a different wallpaper.
Easy install/uninstall
Wallpaper Slideshow LT can be used free of charge

Wallpaper Slideshow LT runs under Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista


Windows® XP File Association Fixes

Try this...


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

System Restore from Recovery Console

System Restore from Recovery Console

This article applies to the following type of errors:

>Unmountable Boot Volume
>Can't run System Restore in normal mode or safe mode, can't open programs
>Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\...
>Windows xp could not log in.
>Stop: ... {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive.
>System error: Lsass.exe
>When trying to update a password the return status indicates that the value provided as the current password is not correct.


A. Boot the system into the Recovery Console and CHKDSK

1. Insert the Windows XP cd into the cd/dvd drive
2. Turn the computer off
3. Setup the computer to boot from cd: either by pressing F2, F9 or Delete to go in BIOS or by pressing F12 on Dell computers to launch the Boot Device Menu
4. As soon as you get the message Press any key to boot from the cd hit enter.
5. Wait ~3 minutes for the Windows Setup to initialize
6. At the Welcome to Setup screen press R to repair windows using recovery console.
7. Wait a couple of minutes while setup examines the hard drive.
8. You will be prompted to choose a Windows installation. Press 1 on the top of the keyboard and then
9. You will be prompted to enter the Administrator password. Press Enter if no password was set.
10. Perform a disk check:

chkdsk /p

11. Type exit to restart the computer.
12. As soon as the computer starts hit F8 every second to bring up the Advanced Options Menu.
13. Choose the Last Known Good Configuration.
14. If these steps didn't resolve the issue go back in Recovery Console.

B. Perform the System Restore
Inside the Recovery Console type the following commands to change the directory to the system restore directory:

cd \
cd system~1

If you get an Access Denied error:

Try this one:

a) Type the following commands to change the directory to c:\windows\system32\config :
cd windows
cd system32
cd config

b) Rename the system branch of the registry. That will allow us to access the system restore folder from inside the Recovery Console. In case the process fails and you want to perform a Windows Repair you will need to rename system.bak to system again.

ren system system.bak

c) Type exit to leave the recovery console and to restart the computer.

d) Go back into the Recovery Console.

e) Re-enter the commands:

cd \
cd system~1
cd _resto~1

If there is no _resto~1 folder or if there are no restore points inside it:

Try this one:

a) Type the following commands:

cd \
cd windows
cd system32
cd config
copy c:\windows\repair\system system

b) If you are getting a file not found error try:

copy c:\windows\repair\system.bak system

c) Then type the following :

copy c:\windows\repair\security security
copy c:\windows\repair\software software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam sam
copy c:\windows\repair\default default

d) You will be able to boot into a altered version of the operating system. Backup your files from the c:\Documents and Settings folder and then reinstall the operating system.

If the _resto~1 folder exists, inside it there are several folders named RP1, RP2. These are restore points. RP1 is the oldest restore point. You can use


to view what RP folders are available. If no restore points are availabl.

try this one:

a) Type the following commands:

cd \
cd windows
cd system32
cd config
copy c:\windows\repair\system system
b) If you are getting a file not found error try:

copy c:\windows\repair\system.bak system

c) Then type the following :

copy c:\windows\repair\security security
copy c:\windows\repair\software software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam sam
copy c:\windows\repair\default default
d) You will be able to boot into a altered version of the operating system. Backup your files from the c:\Documents and Settings folder and then reinstall the operating system.

Otherwise choose the most convenient RP folder. Supposing we have RP3 available let's type in:

cd rp3

Change the directory to snapshot:

cd snapshot

Restore the main registry branches. If you are being asked if you want to overwrite type in y to agree.

copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software

The following commands are most of the time optional however the process might not work if they are not executed

copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to reboot the system. Start the computer normally

Monday, May 11, 2009

HDD & DVD Rom Drive on Safely Remove Hardware Fix ( Asus P5VD2-X)

Definitely seeing your internal hard drive and DVD Rom Drive in the "Safely Remove Hardware" Tab in the taskbar is not normal. I've encounter such situation in my PC when i reformat it. But this doesn't mean it will work to other motherboards.

PC Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP (SP2)
Motherboard: Asus Motherboard (P5VD2-X)
HDD: 250GB Seagate (IDE)
ROM Drive: Asus DRW-2014L1


> Restart your computer.
> Enter BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
> Go to Advanced Tab and press Enter
> Go to Onboard Device Configuration and press Enter
> Under Onboard Device Configuration look for "SATA Controller"
> Change option to "Enabled"
> Press F10
> Press Y to confirm changes
> Finish.

Your Internal HDD and DVD Rom Drive should be ok now and it should not appear in the "Safely Remove Hardware" Tab at the Taskbar anymore.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cucusoft Ultimate DVD + Video Converter Suite

Cucusoft Ultimate DVD + Video Converter Suite converts DVD's and videos to play on almost any portable device including iPod, iPod touch, iPod video nano, iPhone, Zune, PSP, video capable MP3 players, video capable mobile phones, and Pocket P.C., etc. Meanwhile, it can also support output almost any audio/video format including Video format(H264, MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, RM, 3GP, flv, SWF, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, VCD, SVCD, DVD, etc.) and Audio format(AC3, AAC, MP2, MP3, MP4, RA, WMA, etc.). You can enjoy your Audio/Video life with this all in one Ultimate DVD + Video Converter Suite from now on.


Vista and XP Networking Issues


> Both OS must be on the same network group.
> Both OS file sharing option must be enabled.
> Both OS Network Discovery option must be enabled.
> Both OS Firewall (internal/external) should match your configuration in the file sharing and Network discovery option.

On small office and home office networks, Windows XP and Windows Vista cooperate about as well as cats and dogs. But you can teach them to get along.

When you combine Windows XP and Windows Vista PCs on the same peer-to-peer network, such as you might have at home or a small office, you may run into all kinds of problems. It may be difficult for your Windows Vista PCs to find your Windows XP PCs, and vice versa.

And the Windows Vista Network Map -- which may be the best networking feature Microsoft has ever introduced into Windows -- won't work properly with XP PCs. They won't show up properly on the network map, if they even show up at all.

Fixing workgroup woes

The first problem is that the default name for your workgroup on the network has been changed from Windows XP to Windows Vista. In Windows XP, the default name for the network is Mshome; in Windows Vista, it is Workgroup.

The fix for this problem is easy; you can change the name of the workgroup on Windows XP to match the name of your Windows Vista network. On Windows XP, right-click My Computer, click the Computer Name tab, then click Change. The screen shown nearby appears. In the Workgroup box, type in the name of your Windows Vista network name. If you're leaving it as the default used in Windows Vista, type in Workgroup. If you're not using the Windows Vista default, change it to whatever name you've given your Windows Vista network and click OK.

After you click OK, you'll see the confirmation dialog shown in the figure below. Click OK again, then restart your PC.

Success -- you've changed your workgroup name

You can, instead, give your Windows XP and Windows Vista machines both new workgroup names, as long as they match. To change the name of your workgroup in Windows Vista, right-click Computer and select Properties. You'll see the name of your PC as well as its workgroup name. Click Change Settings, then from the screen that appears, click Change. In the dialog box, shown in the figure below, type in the new name for your workgroup and click OK.

Changing the name of your workgroup in Windows Vista (Click image to see larger view)

As with Windows XP, you'll get a confirmation that the name has been changed. You'll have to restart your PC for the changes to go into effect.

Patching Windows XP for Vista network compatibility

Making sure that both Windows XP and Windows Vista are on the same workgroup will go part way toward making the PCs get along on your network, but won't go all the way. A bigger problem has to do with the new Windows Vista network map.

The network map is possibly the best addition it comes to networking that Windows Vista has made. To get there, select Control Panel --> Network and Internet --> Network and Sharing Center --> View full map. A screen like one below appears.

The map shows you all the PCs and devices attached to your network -- those in your entire network, not just your workgroup. This map is more than nice to look at; it's extremely useful as well. Hover your mouse over any device, and you'll be shown information about it, such as its name, IP address and MAC address, as shown in the figure below. Click a PC and you'll connect to it.

There's a rub, though. Look at the bottom of the screen in the network map Vista drew of our network. You'll see a number of devices listed. Windows Vista has found them, but doesn't quite know what to make of them. It can't figure out where they fit in on the network. And it won't give you any information about them if you hover your mouse over them.

The problem is that to discover information about devices, Windows Vista uses a new protocol, called Link Layer Topology Discovery. LLTD is built into any Windows Vista PC, which is why they show up properly on the network map. However, LLTD isn't built into Windows XP, which is why they don't show up properly.

Another Method:

If you run Windows XP Professional, open "My Computer" and select Tools and then Folder Options. Under the View tab, go to the advanced setting window. Scroll down until you see the option to "Use Simple File Sharing." Uncheck it, if it is checked, Now, click Apply, then OK, otherwise the change will not occur. Go to your Start menu, select Control Panel. Find the Network and Internet connections button. In the Network Connections panel, right-click your Ethernet card (usually referred to as "Local Area Connection"). Under the General Tab, make sure that "File and Printer Sharing For Microsoft Networks" is clicked.

Now, you’ll go back to the main Control Panel and select Performance and Maintenance, and select System (if you are using Classic View, select System). In the window that opens, select the "Computer Name" tab, and down three-quarters of the way, click on the Change button. From here, make sure that the Workgroup name is the same for all computers. Windows XP Home uses MSHOME, while XP Pro uses WORKGROUP. I’d leave it as WORKGROUP, but you could switch it to your last name or anything else, so long as you use the same workgroup name on all the systems. You will need to reboot the computer now to make the changes.

For Windows XP Home Users: From this point, pick which folder you want to share and right-click on it. From the menu, select Sharing and Security. You’ll get a box that will show the folder sharing options. Click the box that says, "Share this Folder on the Network". For ease of use, also select the box next to "Allow Network Users to Change my Files." Do this to all drives or folders you want to share. From there, Windows XP Home is ready to share files with other computers that are connected to the same network.

For Windows XP Professional Users: From this point, pick which folder you want to share and right-click on it. From the menu, select Sharing and Security. You’ll get a box that will show the folder sharing options. Click on the box that says "Share this folder," the share name will be the folder name itself. On the Permissions button you can allow Read, Change or Full Control. Make sure to click Apply then OK once you have picked which permissions you want for your shared folder.

Admittedly, this is dry and tedious stuff, but it’s worth it in the end.

On the Vista computer, you’re going to click on the Start menu and type "system" in the Search Box. Click on System when it appears in the menu. In the Computer Name Domain and Workgroup Settings, you’ll see the name of the workgroup that Vista has set up already. Change that name to whatever you’ve set on the XP systems. To change it, simply click on Change settings. Vista will pop up the now familiar (or obnoxious) UAC (User Account Control) warning. Select Continue. From here, change the workgroup name to the one you’ve selected. Make sure you’ve picked the Computer Name tab. Click on Change next to the words "To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click Change..." At the bottom of the system properties window, you will find an option called "Member of." Choose Workgroup. The default name should already be WORKGROUP. You can change it to the one you want to use. Click OK. Now, reboot the computer. Do not choose Domain. That is mainly in use in corporate environments or if you are running a Windows server in your house with a domain controller. That, of course, is not a likely scenario for the average home user.

Reboot the Vista machine, then proceed to pick the folders you want to share from Vista.

Go to the Network and Sharing Center (find it by typing "sharing" in the search box on the Start Menu). Turn on Network Discovery and File Sharing. To share from the Vista folder C:\Users\Public, turn on Public Folder Sharing. Turning on Password Protect Sharing can also turn on an increased level of security when you share files. You can also turn on Media Sharing (to share files in Windows Media Player).

To share a folder on Vista, right-click on the folder in question, select Properties followed by clicking on the Sharing tab. Under Advanced Sharing, click on the Advanced Sharing... button, and a new Advanced Sharing window will appear. Put a check mark in the Share this folder box, same as with Windows XP Professional, choose Permissions and select the access permissions for this folder as appropriate. "Read" gives the user ability to open a file but not change it. "Change" gives them the ability to edit it. "Full Control" allows them to do anything to it.

Once Vista is configured, and all of the other computers are on the network, they should be able to see each other. To check on XP, go to "My Network Places" in the Start Menu. From Vista you’ll also be able to see the XP computers in the Network folder. Just select the "Start Menu" button and click on Network. From here, the folders and drives you selected should be visible and accessible.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Windows® SteadyState™ 2.5

SteadyState Helps Make it Easier to Manage Your Shared Computers Shared computers are commonly found in schools, Internet and gaming caf├ęs, libraries, and community centers. It is increasingly common for owners, teachers, or non-technical personnel to manage shared computers in addition to their many other responsibilities.

Managing shared computers can be difficult, technically challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. And what’s more, without system restrictions and protections, users can inadvertently change the desktop appearance, reconfigure system settings, and introduce unwanted software, viruses, and other harmful programs. Repairing damaged shared computers can require significant time and effort.

User privacy is also an issue for shared computer environments. Shared computers often use shared user accounts that make Internet history, saved documents, and cached Web pages available to subsequent users.

Windows SteadyState provides a more effective way to help defend shared computers from changes by untrusted users and unwanted software installations. It can also help safeguard system resources.

Windows SteadyState Features Windows SteadyState includes the following features to help you manage your shared computers:

Getting Started – Provides the initial steps to help you during your first time use of Windows SteadyState.

Windows Disk Protection – Help protect the Windows partition, which contains the Windows operating system and other programs, from being modified without administrator approval.Windows SteadyState allows you to set Windows Disk Protection to remove all changes upon restart, to remove changes at a certain date and time, or to not remove changes at all. If you choose to use Windows Disk Protection to remove changes, any changes made by shared users when they are logged on to the computer are removed when the computer is restarted

User Restrictions and Settings – The user restrictions and settings can help to enhance and simplify the user experience. Restrict user access to programs, settings, Start menu items, and options in Windows. You can also lock shared user accounts to prevent changes from being retained from one session to the next.

User Account Manager – Create and delete user accounts. You can use Windows SteadyState to create user accounts on alternative drives that will retain user data and settings even when Windows Disk Protection is turned on. You can also import and export user settings from one computer to another—saving valuable time and resources.

Computer Restrictions – Control security settings, privacy settings, and more, such as preventing users from creating and storing folders in drive C and from opening Microsoft Office documents from Internet Explorer®.

Schedule Software Updates – Update your shared computer with the latest software and security updates when it is convenient for you and your shared users.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Power On Self Test Beep Codes

When an IBM compatible computer is first turned on, the hardware runs a Power-On Self Test (POST). If errors are encountered during this POST test, they are usually displayed via an audio beep or in the form of a code number flashed across the screen. With this audio code in hand, you can determine what part of the system is having problems and find a solution.

The pattern of beeps whether its the number of beeps or the length of those beeps will give you an indication of the actual problem. Its a distress signal from the computer in a morse code like pattern. Unless you have a diagnostic card to tell you more about the particular problem, you will have to use the charts below to decipher the computer error and get your machine back up and running.

Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes

1 short beep = Normal POST - system is ok
2 short beeps = POST Error - error code shown on screen
No beep = Power supply or system board problem
Continuous beep = Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
Repeating short beeps = Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep = System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps = Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps = Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps = 3270 keyboard card

IBM POST Diagnostic Code Descriptions

100 - 199 System Board
200 - 299 Memory
300 - 399 Keyboard
400 - 499 Monochrome Display
500 - 599 Color/Graphics Display
600 - 699 Floppy-disk drive and/or Adapter
700 - 799 Math Coprocessor
900 - 999 Parallel Printer Port
1000 - 1099 Alternate Printer Adapter
1100 - 1299 Asynchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
1300 - 1399 Game Port
1400 - 1499 Color/Graphics Printer
1500 - 1599 Synchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
1700 - 1799 Hard Drive and/or Adapter
1800 - 1899 Expansion Unit (XT)
2000 - 2199 Bisynchronous Communication Adapter
2400 - 2599 EGA system-board Video (MCA)
3000 - 3199 LAN Adapter
4800 - 4999 Internal Modem
7000 - 7099 Phoenix BIOS Chips
7300 - 7399 3.5" Disk Drive
8900 - 8999 MIDI Adapter
11200 - 11299 SCSI Adapter
21000 - 21099 SCSI Fixed Disk and Controller
21500 - 21599 SCSI CD-ROM System

AMI BIOS Beep Codes

1 Short Beep One beep = is good! Everything is ok, that is if you see things on the screen. If you don't see anything, check your monitor and video card first. Is everything connected? If they seem fine, your motherboard has some bad chips on it. First reset the SIMM's and reboot. If it does the same thing, one of the memory chips on the motherboard are bad, and you most likely need to get another motherboard since these chips are soldered on.
2 Short Beeps = Your computer has memory problems. First check video. If video is working, you'll see an error message. If not, you have a parity error in your first 64K of memory. First check your SIMM's. Reseat them and reboot. If this doesn't do it, the memory chips may be bad. You can try switching the first and second banks memory chips. First banks are the memory banks that your CPU finds its first 64K of base memory in. You'll need to consult your manual to see which bank is first. If all your memory tests good, you probably need to buy another motherboard.
3 Short Beeps = Basically the same thing as 2 beeps. Follow that diagnosis above.
4 Short Beeps = Basically the same thing as 2 beeps. Follow that diagnosis above. It could also be a bad timer
5 Short Beeps = Your motherboard is complaining. Try reseating the memory and rebooting. If that doesn't help, you should consider another motherboard. You could probably get away with just replacing the CPU, but that's not too cost-effective. Its just time to upgrade!
6 Short Beeps = The chip on your motherboard that controls your keyboard (A20 gate) isn't working. First try another keyboard. If it doesn't help, reseat the chip that controls the keyboard, if it isn't soldered in. If it still beeps, replace the chip if possible. Replace the motherboard if it is soldered in.
7 Short Beeps = Your CPU broke overnight. Its no good. Either replace the CPU, or buy another motherboard.
8 Short Beeps = Your video card isn't working. Make sure it is seated well in the bus. If it still beeps, either the whole card is bad or the memory on it is. Best bet is to install another video card.
9 Short Beeps = Your BIOS is bad. Reseat or Replace the BIOS.
10 Short Beeps = Your problem lies deep inside the CMOS. All chips associated with the CMOS will likely have to be replaced. Your best bet is to get a new motherboard.
11 Short Beeps = Your problem is in the Cache Memory chips on the motherboard. Reseat or Replace these chips.
1 Long, 3 Short Beeps = You've probably just added memory to the motherboard since this is a conventional or extended memory failure. Generally this is caused by a memory chip that is not seated properly. Reseat the memory chips.
1 Long, 8 Short Beeps = Display / retrace test failed. Reseat the video card.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Find and Delete Duplicate Files with Duplicate Cleaner!

Duplicate cleaner is a tool to assist anyone in cleaning up the contents of their personal hard drive or corporate network. You'd be surprised just how many redundant or duplicate files you could find forgotten in an obscure documents folder. Photos, music, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, videos - you name it, if it appears twice on your computer then Duplicate Cleaner will find it.

Find Duplicate Files by content
Cleaner hard drives means faster performance
Fast Scanning and accurate duplicate comparison.
Deep scans music - locate duplicate mp3,wma,flac,ape,ogg formats
Flexible search parameters
Intelligent Selection Assistant
Search home or networked drives
Search multiple locations
Export / Import results in CSV format
View Path,Size and Date of files
Large, resizable list window
Image preview window
Delete duplicate files to the Recycle bin
Move duplicate files to a new location
Turn duplicate files into hard links (NTFS file systems only)
Protection for Windows and system files
Supports multiple languages (Currently English/French)


Video Download Helper (Free Firefox Addon)

DownloadHelper is a way to discover many sites showing Web videos from all around the world. They are here !
DownloadHelper is also a free Firefox extension for downloading and converting videos from many sites with minimum effort. Install the extension !

Using DownloadHelper, you can easily save videos from most of the popular video sites.

It is also possible to capture all the images from a gallery in a single operation.

Note that DownloadHelper does not break any real protection implemented on the sites. It just give an easier access to clear content that will be downloaded by your browser anyway. Unless exceptions, downloaded videos must be kept on your disk for personal use and not shown on other Web sites.


Monday, May 4, 2009

EASEUS Partition Master Free Edition

EASEUS Partition Master is a comprehensive hard disk partition management software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista partition to Resize and Move, Copy, Create, Delete and Format, Convert, Explore, Hide and Unhide server and non-server partitions and much more.