Friday, February 15, 2008

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within


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download free songzzzzzzzzzzzz

Method 1:
go down to www.webcrawler.com
and click on the audio link.
and type the name of the artist or the songame followed by a space ended by mp3.
eg: so the string shud look like
linkin park mp3 -- or --
in the end mp3
now the search results have those link..
right click- save target as...
voila!!! there may be cases where ther server may not allow.. but most of the times it does.

method 2:
u mite have done this before..
just type this in google and save target as...
-inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:php -inurl:asp -inurl:doc -inurl:pdf -inurl:shtml -inurl:txt AND (“index of”|"last modified"|"parent of") AND mp3 -ringtone -lyric -playlist AND "Hybrid theory"

u can play around if u need to filter to only mp3 by removing the other parameters..
this is wat i usually use
-inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:php -inurl:asp -inurl:shtml AND (“index of”|"last modified"|"parent of") AND mp3 AND "the song name"


laterz!!!!
lol, if u want free songs visit www.mp3shits.com www.fun2fun.co.nr or www.mp3arena.com www.mp3base.net www.emp3world.com and many more

CONVERT A 512 MB duo/produo/MMC CARD TO 640 MB

CONVERT A 512 MB duo/produo/MMC CARD TO 640 MB

I guess it works for duo/produo/mmc cards.

PrinCiple:--Your files in duo/produo/MMC is stored in multiple (disk) blocks.
So if you format using 16K block, the space used will be 16K eventhough your file is just 1K.
If you buy DUO/PRO-DUO, it is usually preformatted with 16K block. Therefore a lot of space is wasted as most installed program files are usually less than 2K.



ProCeDure:--

You will need a card reader to do this:-
edit:u can also do it by connecting u r phone via usb

1. Connect card reader and copy all your files in the memory card to computer disk.
(Make sure you set the show all/hidden/os files to "on")

2. Do a format of the memory card using command line "format" and use the /A=size option.

Alternative, you can use the Disk Management in Adminstrative Tools to format.
Make sure you select FAT16. For 256MB memory card, smallest block you can use is 4K, 128MB is 2K, 64Mb is 1K and 32MB is 512B.

(Note: You cannot use the phone "format ext.mem" to do this as the format just clear the allocation table and does not change the block size)

3. Copy back all files to memory card.

Now you will find that you will have more space.
I have installed many software to to my 256MB memory card and it is nearly full. After doing above, I got an "extra" 32MB.

For those who have problem with command line format::

Just use the Disk Managament to format

1. Goto Start->control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer management->Disk management

2. Select your memory card/usb drive. Right-click and select "Format"

3. Select "FAT". Choose Allocation size. For 256Mb MMC select 4K, 128Mb MMC select 2K, 64Mb MMC select 1K and 32Mb MMC select 512B!

thx and cheers!

Uninstalling Windows from Command Prompt

Uninstalling Windows from Command Prompt

One option included in Windows XP is the ability to uninstall XP if you performed an upgrade from Windows 98, 98SE, or Windows Me. The standard method of removing XP is achieved by booting into XP normally and uses the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. If you are unable to start XP normally, the second option is to load XP in Safe Mode then use the same tool. If you are unable to boot normally or boot into Safe Mode, XP can be removed by uninstalling from a Command Prompt. The procedure is as follows:

Important Note: This procedure is available only if a successful image of the previous operating system was created during the XP upgrade.

Start the computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

At the command prompt, type cd\, and then press ENTER.

Type cd\windows\system32, and then press ENTER.

Type osuninst.exe, and then press ENTER.

On screen instructions will guide you through the uninstall process to revert to the previous operating system.

This procedure can only be performed by users logged on as Administrator or a user with administrative rights




try at collage

Make any folder invisible with password !!

Make any folder invisible with password !!

1-First of all creat "new text document"
Any place in your desktop>Right Click > New Text Document


2- Copy This Code And Past It in The Notebad Which U have Created
Code:

cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Locker

if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020- 3AEA-1069- A2DD-08002B30309 D}" goto UNLOCK

if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER

:CONFIRM

echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)

set/p "cho=>"

if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020- 3AEA-1069- A2DD-08002B30309 D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020- 3AEA-1069- A2DD-08002B30309 D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== type your password here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020- 3AEA-1069- A2DD-08002B30309 D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020- 3AEA-1069- A2DD-08002B30309 D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker echo Locker created successfully
goto End
:End
3- Replace These Words In The Code "type your password "

With The Folder Password .


4- From File Click On Save As .. Then Save As This Name " Locker.bat"

U Will C File with The Same Name.


5- Open The File " Locker.Bat" , Automatically It's Will Creat THe Folder " Locker".

6- When U Open The File " Locker.Bat " U Will See A window If U Want To Protect Folder Press " Y " Then Enter .
The Folder Disappeared

7- Put Anything U Want To Hide And Protect In The " Locker" Folder Before U Do TH Previous Step .



8- When U Want To Unlock The Folder Click On " Locker.Bat" And Enter The Password Then U Will See The Protected Folder.



NOTE :** U Can Rename The Folder Locker With Any Name U Want But U Have To Replace It From The Text Code

Accelerate Windows Xp

BOOT UP


run "regedit";
2. goto [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher];
3. Set the value to either 0-Disable, 1-App launch prefetch, 2-Boot Prefetch, 3-Both ("3" is recommended).
4. reboot
Shutting down and Restart…


'C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsexec'
this shortcut on clicking wil restart windows immediately without any warning here it is...
'C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows'
this shortcut wil shut down windows immediately without any warning



FireFox


Open up a Firefox browser.
2. In the address bar, type "about:config" (without quote) [There are 3
kinds of "entries": string, boolean and integer.]
3. Look out for the following entry: network.http.pipelining
4. Set it equal to "true" (Just double clicking would do)
5. Find "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" and set it equal to any
integer more than 15
6. Now look for "network.http.proxy.pipelining" and set it equal to
true
7. Now right click on any entry and go to New=> Integer and type the
following name (without quote) "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set it
equal to 0

And you are done!
Note: Broadband users would benefit much more!
Enjoy !!!!! man ...................................



Trick to lock your private folder




1.Suppose you want to lock the folder games in d: which has the path D:\GamesIn the same drive create a text file and type
ren games games.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Now save this text file as loc.bat

create another text file and type in it
ren games.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} games
Now save this text file as key.bat

Now you can see 2 batch files loc and key.Press loc and the folder games will change to control panel and you cannot view its contents.Press key and you will get back your original folder.

try it out!!!!!!!




2.try this to lock ure folder,it's very easy and works great..

open ure Dos application (command line)
example--i wanna like to lock a folder named vijay in D:/ drive.
type this in Dos....

C:>
C:>d:
D:>attrib +h +s vijay(folder name)
[if u r not in C drive then give full path like D:/vijay(folder name)] (this is to lock the folder)

D:>attrib -h -s vijay (to unlock folder)



Windows XP Registry hacks.........


speed up avi files playback time...


Speed-up Access to AVI Media Files (Windows XP)
Windows XP can run slowly when attempting to access a folder that contains a large number of AVI (Audio Video Interleave) media files. Doing this speeds the process up by stopping Windows from extracting file information from AVIs...

Open you registry and find the key below.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}]

To disable file information extraction rename the key and place a minus sign infront of the current name (i.e. "-{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}").

Restart Windows for the change to take effect and you're done.



Remove programs from the add/remove programs list.


Open your registry and find the key below. Under this key will be a number of sub-keys, each representing an installed application.

To see which application each sub-key represents, open it and there should be at least two values 'DisplayName' and 'UninstallString'. 'DisplayName' is the name used in the Add/Remove programs list and 'UninstallString' is the program used to uninstall the application.

To remove a program from the list you can simply highlight and delete the sub-key representing that program.

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall]
Value Name: DisplayName, UninstallString



Change the Icon Cache size...


Create a new string value, or modify the existing value, called "Max Cached Icons" and set it to "2000". This will increase the maximum icon cache to 2MB.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.



(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
Max Cached Icons REG_SZ "4096"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion...


Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
Value Name: Max Cached Icons
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: 100 - 4096 (default = 500)



change the size of desktop icons as follows..

Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new value named 'Shell Icon Size' and set the value, or modify the existing value, to equal the size of your icons in pixels. Smaller values = smaller icons!



(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
Shell Icon Size REG_SZ "16"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics


Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
Value Name: Shell Icon Size
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Size in Pixels (Default = 32)



RESTRICTIONS IN WIN XP


If you want to make restrictions to what users can do or use on their computer without
having to run Poledit, you can edit the Registry. You can add and delete Windows
features in this Key shown below.
Zero is Off and the value 1 is On. Example: to Save Windows settings add or modify
the value name NoSaveSettings to 0, if set to1 Windows will not save settings. And
NoDeletePrinter set to 1 will prevent the user from deleting a printer.
The same key shows up at:
HKEY_USERS\(yourprofilename)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Poli
cies\Explorer so change it there also if you are using different profiles.
1.Open RegEdit
2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Policies
3.Go to the Explorer Key (Additional keys that can be created under Policies are
System, Explorer, Network and WinOldApp )
4.You can then add DWORD or binary values set to 1 in the appropriate keys for ON
and 0 for off.
NoDeletePrinter - Disables Deletion of Printers
NoAddPrinter - Disables Addition of Printers
NoRun - Disables Run Command
NoSetFolders - Removes Folders from Settings on Start Menu
NoSetTaskbar - Removes Taskbar from Settings on Start Menu
NoFind - Removes the Find Command
NoDrives - Hides Drives in My Computers
NoNetHood - Hides the Network Neighborhood
NoDesktop - Hides all icons on the Desktop
NoClose - Disables Shutdown
NoSaveSettings - Don't save settings on exit
DisableRegistryTools - Disable Registry Editing Tools
NoRecentDocsMenu - Hides the Documents shortcut at the Start button
NoRecentDocsHistory- Clears history of Documents
NoFileMenu _ Hides the Files Menu in Explorer
NoActiveDesktop - No Active Desktop
NoActiveDesktopChanges- No changes allowed
NoInternetIcon - No Internet Explorer Icon on the Desktop
NoFavoritesMenu - Hides the Favorites menu
NoChangeStartMenu _ Disables changes to the Start Menu
NoFolderOptions _ Hides the Folder Options in the Explorer
ClearRecentDocsOnExit - Empty the recent Docs folder on reboot
NoLogoff - Hides the Log Off .... in the Start Menu
NoViewOnDrive – Restrict a drive to open
And here are a few more you can play with
ShowInfoTip
NoTrayContextMenu
NoStartMenuSubFolders
NoWindowsUpdate
NoViewContextMenu
EnforceShellExtensionSecurity
LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo
NoDriveTypeAutoRun
NoStartBanner
NoSetActiveDesktop
EditLevel
NoNetConnectDisconnect
RestrictRun - Disables all exe programs except those listed in the RestrictRun subkey
This key has many other available keys, there is one to even hide the taskbar, one to
hide the control panel and more. I'm not telling you how, as someone may want to
play a trick on you. The policies key has a great deal of control over how and what
program can run and how one can access what feature.
In the System key you can enter:
NoDispCPL - Disable Display Control Panel
NoDispBackgroundPage - Hide Background Page
NoDispScrSavPage - Hide Screen Saver Page
NoDispAppearancePage - Hide Appearance Page
NoDispSettingsPage - Hide Settings Page
NoSecCPL - Disable Password Control Panel
NoPwdPage - Hide Password Change Page
NoAdminPage - Hide Remote Administration Page
NoProfilePage - Hide User Profiles Page
NoDevMgrPage - Hide Device Manager Page
NoConfigPage - Hide Hardware Profiles Page
NoFileSysPage - Hide File System Button
NoVirtMemPage - Hide Virtual Memory Button
In the Network key you can enter:
NoNetSetup - Disable the Network Control Panel
NoNetSetupIDPage - Hide Identification Page
NoNetSetupSecurityPage - Hide Access Control Page
NoFileSharingControl - Disable File Sharing Controls
NoPrintSharing - Disable Print Sharing Controls
In the WinOldApp key you can enter:
Disabled - Disable MS-DOS Prompt
NoRealMode - Disables Single-Mode MS-DOS


Hidden Programs In Windows Xp


1- Private Character Editor
This program is for designing icons and Characters(Alphapet)
Click :start
Then :run
type :EUDCEDIT
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2- iExpress
This Program is for conerting your files to EXCUTABLE files
Click : start
Then : run
type : iexpress
.................................................................................................................................................

3-Disk Cleanup
This program used for cleaning harddisk to offer space
Click : start
Then : run
type : cleanmgr

.................................................................................................................................................

4-Dr Watson
This program Is for repairing problems in Windows
Click : start
Then : run
type : drwtsn32
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5-Windows Media Player 5.1
Opens the old media player
Click : start
Then : run
type : mplay32
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Program ............. CODE
__________ __________

Character Map = charmap

DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag

Object Packager = packager

System Monitor = perfmon

Program Manager = progman

Remote Access phone book = rasphone

Registry Editor = regedt32

File siganture verification tool = sigverif

Volume Contro = sndvol32

System Configuration Editor = sysedit

Syskey = syskey

Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet




XP Secrets...


Defrag

Secret - Hidden Command Line Switch
Instructions - Go to "Start", "Run" and Type defrag c: -b to defragment the Boot and Application Prefetch information.

Notes - Windows XP will run this automatically every three days or so, during system idle periods. BootVis will evoke this when you run the "Optimize System" function. There is no need to manually run this unless you wish to immediately optimize a newly installed application's load time.


For Paint
Secret - Image Trails
Instructions - Open an image and hold down Shift then drag the image around to create an image trail.

Secret - 10x Zoom
Instructions - Open an image and select the magnifying glass icon. Left-Click exactly on the line below the 8x.

The above 2 tricks works.. and i have checked...

Free Cell Cheat Code:

Secret - Instant Win
Instructions - Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 during game play. Then you will be asked if you want to Abort, Retry or Ignore. Choose Abort, then move any card to instantly win.

Secret - Hidden Game Modes
Instructions - In the "Game" menu choose "Select Game". Enter -1 or -2 to activate the hidden game modes.


Solitaire Cheat Code:

Secret - Instant Win
Instructions - Press Alt + Shift + 2 during game play to instantly win.

Secret - Draw single cards in a Draw Three game
Instructions - Hold down CTRL + ALT + SHIFT while drawing a new card. Instead of drawing three cards you will only draw one. delete

Kill unnecessary services
I should be talking about unnecessary applications first, but this fascinates me more. So, let’s hold the apps. While XP runs applications in the foreground, it also runs services (processes) in the background --- to aid the OS or to provide support to applications. Several services are auto-launched at start-up though not all of them are required by everyone. Since these unnecessary services tend to bog down your system, it is best to switch them off. However, you need to be very cautious.

Depending upon your needs, there’re a whole lot of services you can suspend. These include: Alerter, Clipbook, Computer Browser, Distributed Link Tracking Client, Fast User Switching, Help and Support (don’t disable this if you use Windows Help and Support), Human Interface Access Devices, IPSEC Services, Messenger, Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing, Portable Media Serial Number, Remote Desktop Help Session Manager, Remote Procedure Call Locator, Remote Registry, Remote Registry Service, Secondary Logon, Routing & Remote Access, Task Scheduler, Telnet, Upload Manager, Windows Time, Wireless Zero Configuration, Oh God! there are so many, maybe I missed out a few.

To disable these services, go to Start and then Run. Type ‘services.msc’ to run the Services computer management console. (This also carries a description of the services.) Double-click on the service you want to alter and change the Startup Type to ‘Manual’ from the dropdown list. For beginners, this is safer than disabling it straightaway. See how it works. Be sure, only then ‘Disable’ it.

Speed up folder access
Each time you open a folder, XP takes time to update the timestamp showing the last access time for the directory as well as all its subdirectories. So, to get faster folder access, you need to kill Last Access Update. (Unless you use this info, of course.) But carefully yaar…

Click on Start, select Run and type ‘regedit’. Get to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem’. Right-click in the blank area on right pane and select ‘DWORD Value’. Next, create a new DWORD Value called ‘Ntfs-DisableLastAccessUpdate’. Right-click on the new value. Select ‘Modify’. Now change the Value Data to ‘1’ and click on OK.

Shut down faster
Does your XP take ages to shut shop? Here’s what you should do to speed up the process: Click on Start and select Run. Type ‘regedit’ and click on OK. Find ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\’. Select ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’. Then right-click and select ‘Modify’. Alter the given value to ‘1000’ and click on OK. Next pick ‘HungAppTimeout’. Right-click and select ‘Modify’. Modify the value to ‘1000’ and click on OK. Then find ‘HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop’.

Choose ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’. Right-click and select ‘Modify’. Again, change the value to ‘1000’ and click on OK. Lastly, find ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\’ and select ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’. Yet again, right-click, select ‘Modify’, change the value to ‘1000’ and click on OK.




Swat the unwanted at startup
Why load proggies at startup that you ain’t going to use? Logical na? To get to the unwanted programmes in the Startup folder, first click Start > Programs > Startup, and right-click items you want to kill. Alternatively, attack c:\documents and settings\username\start menu\programs\startup(where the username is your Windows logon), and delete the shortcuts of the programs you don’t need at startup.


Next Strike: Scheduled Tasks folder. Go to c:\windows\tasks and remove the programme shortcuts of anything you don’t want to auto-run on a schedule.



Final Assault: System Configuration Utility. This helps disable hidden startup programs as well. Click on Start > Run, type ‘msconfig’ and click on OK. Go to the Startup tab. Now uncheck the box next to a programme you want to disable. To get more info about a listing, you can widen the Command column. But saavdhan yaar: Tamper with ONLY ONE setting at a time. Note down what you are disabling. And reboot. Also, tweak with only what you can comprehend. Shun what looks like gobbledygook. Unless you’re a trigger happy…



Boot faster
XP’s boot defragment feature places all boot files next to each other for faster booting. Usually, this is enabled. But in case it isn’t, here’s what you should do:

Click on Start > Run, type ‘regedit’ and click on OK. Find ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction’, enable it by changing the value to ‘Y’. And reboot.


Load menus quicker
There’s often many a tick between your click and a menu’s flick. To fix this delay in display, click on Start > Run, type ‘regedit’ and click on OK. Next, find ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\’. Pick ‘MenuShowDelay’, right-click and select ‘Modify’. Change the value to ‘100’ and scram. The lesser the value, the faster your menus open. Yeah, try ‘0’, and see what happens…heh heh heh!


Speed up the swap file
This little tweak will help your PC use every iota of RAM before sliding into the swap file. Go to Start > Run, type ‘msconfig’ and click on OK. Now go to the ‘System.ini’ tab and expand ‘386enh’ by clicking on the plus sign. Next click on ‘New’. In the blank dialog box type ‘ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1’, click on OK and reboot your PC. Those of you with more than 256 megs of RAM will benefit the most from this tip.


Stamp out the eye candy
You may not like to hear this but all those glitzy visual effects (animated menus, menu shadows, fade effects, cursor shadows…) that make XP look and feel so dandy actually eat away system resources and processing power. So those of you who haven’t been able to upgrade your PC’s gigahertz but still need to eke max power out of your systems, heed this: Disabling eye candy can boost your XP’s performance.

To do so, go to Start > Control Panel and select ‘System’. Next, choose the ‘Advanced’ tab and pick the ‘Settings’ button under performance. Check the ‘Adjust for best performance’ box and click on ‘Apply’. If you want to be more picky, choose ‘Custom’, and selectively enable or disable effects as you please. Similarly, choosing the ‘Windows Classic’ display will also ratchet up your routines.


The tips and trick are given in random manner. Hope u will understand my problem.


1) Speed up ur browsing of Windows 2000 & XP machines


Here's a great tip to speed up your browsing of Windows XP machines. Its actually a fix to a bug installed as default in Windows 2000 that scans shared files for Scheduled Tasks. And it turns out that you can experience a delay as long as 30 seconds when you try to view shared files across a network because Windows 2000 is using the extra time to search the remote computer for any Scheduled Tasks. Note that though the fix is originally intended for only those affected, Windows 2000 users will experience that the actual browsing speed of both the Internet & Windows Explorers improve significantly after applying it since it doesn't search for Scheduled Tasks anymore. Here's how :


Open up the Registry and go to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace

Under that branch, select the key :

{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

and delete it.

This is key that instructs Windows to search for Scheduled Tasks. If you like you may want to export the exact branch so that you can restore the key if necessary.

This fix is so effective that it doesn't require a reboot and you can almost immediately determine yourself how much it speeds up your browsing processes.


2) windows xp transformation to vista

hey ppl,


i found a xp to vista gui transformation tool at:


http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Vista-Transformation-Pack.shtml


it does run well and should give you a fair idea of how vista may look.


3) Slow Xp problem:


mostly systms get slow after 2-3 months, or at times data is corrupted , or sum fatal virus need u to format the hard disk and reinstall windows + drives+all softwares.It is time consuming + u need to stick to copmuter+u need to have all CDs and Driver CDs+Software CDs all the time+Every time u need to download windows updates.


ASR-Automated System Recovery

-----------------------------

just make one backup of ur C drive on D or E and all u need to do insert windows CD durinfg startup press f2 and let ASR do all fomatting installation of everything from an image backup file.


procedure for creating ASR

--------------------------

1-place a formatted floppy disk in drive A.

2-goto All programs->Accessories->System Tools->Backup

3-dont press next in following window but click on advanced (it is in between the lines)

4-click on ASR

5-specify name and path of target file.

6-let windows creat an ASR.


next time to restore u need that backup file +ASR floppy that was created during ASR+XP CD.


Norton ghost support image/backup file size upto 2 GB

ASR suports uptill 4 GB on FAT32

ASR supports more then 4 GB on NTFS


4) Make ur PDF files to SPEAK


You can listen to any PDF instead of reading with Adobe Reader 7.0 or 6.0,

and the short cut is:


Ctrl+shift+b - to hear the entire Document


Ctrl+shift+v - to hear the page


Ctrl+shift+c - to resume


Ctrl+shift+e - to stop


5) Net Speed


Detect it

is it connecting at 256K or 52 K or 32 K is enough while u cant browse faster.


check ur real internet connection speed


test ur nternet speed

http://www.internetfrog.com/mypc/speedtest/

Increase it

copy these lines and paste them in any text editor...now save this file as a .reg file and run it..

*********start copying*********

REGEDIT4


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]

"SackOpts"=dword:00000001

"TcpWindowSize"=dword:0005ae4c

"Tcp1323Opts"=dword:00000003

"DefaultTTL"=dword:00000040

"EnablePMTUBHDetect"=dword:00000000

"EnablePMTUDiscovery"=dword:00000001

"GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize"=dword:0005ae4c

***************end copying*************

Test it for VOIP

http://www.internetfrog.com/myinternet/voip/


6) Start Menu -> Run -> Regedit

Look for the Key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters


Now Look For The DWORD KEY : EnablePrefetcher


Its Default Value Is: 3

Change The Value To: 6


Now Close The Registery Editor And Restart Your Computer Note:

If u Change its Value to 1 It'll b very Slow and those who already have 3 then nothing to worry.


Take registry backup before applying any chnages to it.(for Newbies)


7)Deleting System Softwares:



XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.




Creating Shutdown Icon or One Click Shutdown:




Navigate to your desktop. On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut). You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path.


Use this path in "Type Location of the Item"

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01


If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the correct letter of the hard drive. Click the "Next" button. Name the shortcut and click the "Finish" button. Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done.






Increasing Band-Width By 20%:



Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC etc


To get it back:


Click Start then Run and type "gpedit.msc" without quotes.This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

Local Computer Policy then Computer Configuration then Administrative Templates then Network then QOS Packet Scheduler and then to Limit Reservable Bandwidth.

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab i.e.” By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.It works on Win 2000 as well.


Renaming The Recycle Bin icon:




To change the name of the Recycle Bin desktop icon, click Start then go to Run, write Regedit and press Enter. It opens Registry Editor. Now in Registry Editor go to:


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}


and change the name "Recycle Bin" to whatever you want (don't type any quotes).


Managing Tasks:


You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and the task number, or just 'tskill' and the process number. Find that out by typing 'tasklist', which will also tell you a lot about what's going on in your system.


Removing Shared Documents folder From My Computer window:




Open registry editor by going to Start then 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.




Making Google the Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer:



Open registry editor by going to Start then Run and entering regedit and navigate to following three keys separately and change it as shown below:


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

"Search Page"="http://www.google.com"

"Search Bar"="http://www.google.com/ie"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]

""="http://www.google.com/keyword/%s"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]

"SearchAssistant"="http://www.google.com/ie" .



Improving the Slow Boot up time:




There are a variety of reasons why your windows XP system would boot slowly. Most of the times it this has to do with the startup applications. If you would like to speed up the bootup sequence, consider removing some of the startup applications that you do not need. Easiest way to remove startup apps is through System Configuration Utility. Go to Start then Run and enter MSCONFIG and go to the Startup tab. Deselect/UnCheck application(s) that you do not want to startup at boot time.




Customize Logon prompt with your Own Words:




Open Registry by going to Start then Run, entering regedit and Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]. In right pane, look for key by the name "LogonPrompt". Set its value to whatever text you want to see displayed at login screen.




IP address of your connection:


Go to Start then Run. Enter 'cmd' and then enter 'ipconfig' .Add the '/all' switch for more info.


Making Folders Private:


Open My Computer Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless you have more than one drive on your computer). If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.

Double-click the Documents and Settings folder. Double-click your user folder. Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties. On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.


To change Drive Letters:


Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management, Disk Management, then right-click the partition whose name you want to change (click in the white area just below the word "Volume") and select "change drive letter and paths."

From here you can add, remove or change drive letters and paths to the partition.


Removing the Shortcut arrow from Desktop Icons:


Go to Start then Run and Enter regedit. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile. Delete the IsShortcut registry value. You may need to restart Windows XP.


Get Drivers for your Devices:


Visit Windows Update (XP Only)

Look at the left hand pane and under Other Options click Personalize Windows Update.

Now in the right hand pane check the box - Display the link to the Windows Update Catalog under See Also

Below Choose which categories and updates to display on Windows Update - make sure you check all the boxes you want shown.

Click Save Settings

Now look in the left hand pane under See Also click Windows Update Catalog and choose what you're looking for. Choose either MS updates or drivers for hardware devices.

Start the Wizard and off you go.


Customize Internet Explorer's Title Bar:


Open Registry by going to Start then Run and Enter 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.


Disabling the use of Win Key:


If your are a gaming freak then you must be sick of the Win key in your keyboard. To disable use of Win key, open registry by going to Start then Run and entering regedit. Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] . In this look for value of "Scancode Map". Its binary data so be extra careful:

Set its value to "00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00" to disable the win key.


Restarting Windows without Restarting the Computer:


This one is again is. When you click on the SHUTDOWN button, make sure to simultaneous press SHIFT Button. If you hold the Shift key down while clicking on SHUTDOWN button, you computer would restart without restarting the Computer. This is equivalent to term "HOT REBOOT".


Stopping XP from displaying unread messages count on Welcome Screen:


To stop XP from displaying count of unread messages, Open registry and navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail] and look for the data key "MessageExpiryDays". If you do not see this key, create one DWORD key by the name "MessageExpiryDays". Setting its value to 0 would stop Windows XP from displaying the count of unread messages.


Modify Color Selection of Default Theme:


Open registry by going to Start then Run. Entering regedit, navigate to [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager] and locate the key "ColorName".

Right Click on it and select modify its value from "NormalColor" to "Metallic"

Click Ok, and exit regedit and restart your computer.


Removing the Recycle Bin from the Desktop:


If you don't use the Recycle Bin to store deleted files , you can get rid of its desktop icon all together. Run Regedit and go to:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/explorer/Desktop/NameSpace


Click on the "Recycle Bin" string in the right hand pane. Hit Delete, click OK.


8) Change ur file system from Fat32 ro NTFS:


First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it's important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the bootable drive will be either FAT32 or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.


and u better back up all important data before doing so .

10 Security Enhancements

10 Security Enhancements
10 Fast and Free Security Enhancements
PC magazine.

Before you spend a dime on security, there are many precautions you can take that will protect you against the most common threats.

1. Check Windows Update and Office Update regularly (_http://office.microsoft.com/productupdates); have your Office CD ready. Windows Me, 2000, and XP users can configure automatic updates. Click on the Automatic Updates tab in the System control panel and choose the appropriate options.

2. Install a personal firewall. Both SyGate (_www.sygate.com) and ZoneAlarm (_www.zonelabs.com) offer free versions.


3. Install a free spyware blocker. Our Editors' Choice ("Spyware," April 22) was SpyBot Search & Destroy (_http://security.kolla.de). SpyBot is also paranoid and ruthless in hunting out tracking cookies.

4. Block pop-up spam messages in Windows NT, 2000, or XP by disabling the Windows Messenger service (this is unrelated to the instant messaging program). Open Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services and you'll see Messenger. Right-click and go to Properties. Set Start-up Type to Disabled and press the Stop button. Bye-bye, spam pop-ups! Any good firewall will also stop them.

5. Use strong passwords and change them periodically. Passwords should have at least seven characters; use letters and numbers and have at least one symbol. A decent example would be f8izKro@l. This will make it much harder for anyone to gain access to your accounts.

6. If you're using Outlook or Outlook Express, use the current version or one with the Outlook Security Update installed. The update and current versions patch numerous vulnerabilities.

7. Buy antivirus software and keep it up to date. If you're not willing to pay, try Grisoft AVG Free Edition (Grisoft Inc., w*w.grisoft.com). And doublecheck your AV with the free, online-only scanners available at w*w.pandasoftware.com/activescan and _http://housecall.trendmicro.com
8. If you have a wireless network, turn on the security features: Use MAC filtering, turn off SSID broadcast, and even use WEP with the biggest key you can get. For more, check out our wireless section or see the expanded coverage in Your Unwired World in our next issue.

9. Join a respectable e-mail security list, such as the one found at our own Security Supersite at _http://security.ziffdavis.com, so that you learn about emerging threats quickly and can take proper precautions.

10. Be skeptical of things on the Internet. Don't assume that e-mail "From:" a particular person is actually from that person until you have further reason to believe it's that person. Don't assume that an attachment is what it says it is. Don't give out your password to anyone, even if that person claims to be from "support.