Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Create Shortcut Icon for Windows 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.

Create Backgroung Wallpaper For Windows XP Folders

Open a notepad file.

Paste the code below.


save the file as desktop.ini

now paste any pic of your choice in the drive with the name wall.jpg.

That's it now your pc is a bit unique.

Monday, September 24, 2007

TOP useful tricks(XP)

1) Disable XP Boot Logo: It is possible to disable the XP splash screen, which will slightly speed up the overall boot process. Be aware that removing the splash screen will also cause you not to see any boot-up messages that might come up (chkdsk, convert ... ), but if your system runs without any problems then it should not matter. Edit boot.ini. Add " /noguiboot" right after "/fastdetect". Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch.

2) Turn Off Indexing to Speed Up XP: Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a search on the hard drive it is faster. There is a downside to this and because the computer has to index all files, it will slow down normal file commands like open, close, etc. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your hard drive then you may want to turn this feature off: Open My Computer. Right-click your hard drive icon and select Properties. At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster searches," uncheck this and click ok. A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders. It will take a minute or two for the changes to take affect but then you should enjoy slightly faster performance.

3) Clean Your Prefetch: to Improve Performance This is a unique technique for WinXP. We know that it is necessary to scrub registry and TEMP files for Win9X/ME/2000 periodically. Prefetch is a new and very useful technique in Windows XP. However, after using XP some time, the prefetch directory can get full of junk and obsolete links in the Prefetch catalog, which can slow down your computer noticeably. Open C(system drive):/windows/prefetch, delete those junk and obsolete files, reboot. It is recommended that you do this every month.

4) Performance Increase Through My Computer: Easy enough tweak to usually find out about it on your own, but still, some of us still don't find it right away. So here it is: Start > right-click on My Computer and select Properties. Click on the "Advanced" tab. See the "Performance" section? Click "Settings". Disable the following: Fade or slide menus into view Fade or slide ToolTips into view Fade out menu items after clicking Show Shadows under menus Slide open combo boxes Slide taskbar buttons Use a background image for each folder type Use common tasks in folders There, now Windows will still look nice and perform faster.

5) Reduce 10 Second Scandisk: Wait Time Start MS Dos Prompt (Start run CMD), and type: CHKNTFS /T:4 where 4 is the amount of wait time. CHKNTFS /? for more info.

6) DMA Mode on IDE Devices Just like Windows 2000, Windows XP still fails to set the DMA mode correctly for the IDE device designated as the slaves on the primary IDE and secondary IDE channels. Most CD-ROMS are capable of supporting DMA mode, but the default in XP is still PIO. Setting it to DMA won't make your CD-ROM faster, but it will consume less CPU cycles. Here's how: Open the Device Manager. One way to do that is to right-click on "My Computer", select the Hardware tab, and select Device Manager. Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and double-click on "Primary IDE Channel". Under the "Advanced Settings" tab, check the "Device 1" setting. More than likely, your current transfer mode is set to PIO. Set it to "DMA if available". Repeat the step for the "Secondary IDE Channel" if you have devices attached to it. Reboot.

7) Load Internet Explorer the Fastest Way Possible Edit your link to start Internet Explorer to have -nohome after it. For Example: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome This will load internet explorer very fast because it does not load a web page while it is loading. If you want to go to your homepage after it is loaded, just click on the home button.

8) Easy Way to Adjust Large SystemCache: Normally, the tweak I've seen asks you to go into HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management and change the value to either O or 1 to the adjustment the LargeSystemCache. However, in Windows XP, all you have to do is: Right-click My Computer. Select Properties. Click Advanced. Choose Performance. Click Advanced again. Select either Programs or System Cache under Memory Usage. Programs = 0 for the registry tweak equivalent System Cache = 1 for the registry tweak equivalent

9) Shutdown XP Faster: Like previous versions of windows, it takes long time to restart or shutdown windows XP when the "Exit Windows" sound is enabled. To solve this problem you must disable this useless sound. Click Start button. Go to settings > Control Panel > Sound, Speech and Audio devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds. Then under program events and windows menu click on "Exit Windows" sub-menu and highlight it. Now from sounds you can select, choose "none" and then click Apply and OK. Now you should see some improvements when shutting down your system.

10)Easily Disable Messenger: Go into: C:/Program Files/Messenger. Rename the Messenger folder to "MessengerOFF". This does not slow down Outlook Express or hinder system performance.

11) Turn Off Autoplay for Program CDs How can you stop Windows XP from launching program CDs? Click Start, click Run, type GPEDIT.MSC to open Group Policy in the Microsoft Management Console. Double-click Computer Configuration, double-click Administrative templates, double-click System, and then click Turn off autoplay. The instructions on your screen describe how to configure this setting. Click Properties to display the setting dialog. Click Enabled, and choose CD-ROM drives, then click OK, to stop CD autoplay. This setting does not prevent Autoplay for music CDs.

12) Synchronize Your Computer Clock with an Internet Time: Server Does your computer have the right time? If your computer is not part of a domain, you can synchronize your computer clock with an Internet time server. To do so: Double–click the time on your task bar. Click the Internet Time tab. Select the time server you want to use and make sure to select the Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server check box.

13) ShutdownWin XP Completely: Go to Control Panel, then go to Power Options. Click on the APM tab, then check the "Enable Advanced Power Management support." Shut down your PC. It should now successfully complete the Shut Down process.

14) Adjust Various Visual Effects: Open up the Control Panel. Go under System and click on the Advanced tab. Click settings under Performance options. You can now change various graphical effects (mainly animations and shadows).

15) Disable Error Reporting: Open Control Panel. Click on Performance 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.

16) Increase Your Cable Modem or DSL Speed in XP: This tweak is for broad band cable connections on stand alone machines with WinXP professional version - might work on Home version also. It may also work with networked machines as well. This tweak assumes that you have let WinXP create a connection on install for your cable modem/NIC combination and that your connection has tcp/ip - QoS - file and print sharing - and client for Microsoft networks , only, installed. It also assumes that WinXP will detect your NIC and has in-box drivers for it. If it doesn't do not try this. In the "My Network Places" properties (right-click on the desktop icon and choose properties), highlight the connection then at the menu bar choose "Advanced" then "Advanced Settings". Uncheck the two boxes in the lower half for the bindings for File and Printer sharing and Client for MS networks. Click OK.

17) Stop Jerkey Graphics: If you are connected to a LAN and have problems with jerkey graphics, this might be the solution: Right-click "MyComputer". Select "Manage". Click on "Device Manager". Double-click on your NIC under "Network Adapters". In the new window, select the "Advanced" tab. Select "Connection Type" and manually set the value of your NIC. (Not "Auto Sense" which is default.). You should reboot.

18) Speeding Up Your Old Shit Pentium by 50%: We all know that you really shouldn't try to run Windows XP on anything less that about a Pentium 3 of some sort if you are out for speedy operations and amazing reaction times, but for those of us with the good old Pentium 2's who want to see just how well we can run XP, we have to tweak as much as we can where-ever we can. A real killer to the system's performance is Windows Media Player. Although it may look desirable and fancy with it's rounded off edges and 3rd-Dimensional appearance, the truth is, it takes up a large amount of that precious processing power. All of these troubles however, lead to one thing in particular with this 'new-look' over-rated music and video player...the Visualizations. The look-great I'll admit but like a lot of software these days, it has no purpose. If you run the task manager, and click the Performance tab along the top, you'll see that when Windows Media Player is running and nothing else is active, it takes up around 50% of the processors power. Once these visualizations are turned off, it barely takes up 2-3% of the processors power, which leaves much more room for other applications to work efficiently. Here's how to disable the feature: Open Media Player. Make sure the Now Playing tab on the left is selected. Click the View menu along the top. Go down to Now Playing Tools

19) Turn Off System Restore to Save Space: By default, Windows XP keeps a backup of system files in the System Volume Information folder. This can eat up valuable space on your hard drive. If you don't want Windows to back up your system files: Open the Control Panel. Double-click on System. Click the System Restore tab. Check "Turn off System Restore on all drives". Hit Apply. You may now delete the System Volume Information folder. ............................

Comments are welcome.....................

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Best XP Tweaks

Boot XP faster:

1. Open notepad.exe, type "del c:\windows\prefetch\ntosboot-*.* /q" (without the quotes) & save as "ntosboot.bat" in c:\

2. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "gpedit.msc".

3. Double click "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration" and double click again on "Shutdown" in the right window.

4. In the new window, click "add", "Browse", locate your "ntosboot.bat" file &
click "Open".

5. Click "OK", "Apply" & "OK" once again to exit.

6. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "devmgmt.msc".

7. Double click on "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"

8. Right click on "Primary IDE Channel" and select "Properties".

9. Select the "Advanced Settings" tab then on the device 0 or 1 that doesn't have 'device type' greyed out select 'none' instead of 'autodetect' & click "OK".

10. Right click on "Secondary IDE channel", select "Properties" and repeat step 9.

11. Reboot your computer.

Increase ur Computers Response time

Indexing services is a small little program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for something on your computer, it will search faster by scanning the index lists. If you don't search your computer often, or even if you do search often, this system service is completley unnessesary.

1.Go to Start
2.Click Settings
3.Click Control Panel
4,Double-click Add/Remove Programs
5,Click the Add/Remove Window Components
6.Uncheck the Indexing services
7.Click Next
That's it, you have now uninstalled the Indexing service, you system will not have more RAM and be more responsive

Correcting System Hang at Startup

If your system hangs about 2 or 3 minutes at startup, where you can't access the Start button or the Taskbar, it may be due to one specific service (Background Intelligent Transfer) running in the background. Microsoft put out a patch for this but it didn't work for me. Here's what you do:

1. Click on Start/Run, type 'msconfig', then click 'OK'.
2. Go to the 'Services' tab, find the 'Background Intelligent Transfer' service, disable it, apply the changes & reboot.

Enhance ur Computers Gaming performance
For Users with 256 MB RAM or more this tweak will boost their Windows- and Game-Performance.
What it does: It tells Windows not to use any Swap File until there is really no more free RAM left.

Open the System Configuration Utility by typing msconfig.exe in the RUN command. There in your System.ini you have to add "ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1" under the 386enh section.

Restart your Windows and enjoy better Game performance.

Please feel free to express your reactions.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Books at Google Free

Here is a simple trick for finding free ebooks on Google with extensions .chm,.pdf,.zip.Its not targeted for any particular book.Copy the text of link below to your Google search box or click on the link

inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:"index of" +("/ebook"|"/book") +(chm|pdf|zip)

The above query removes all the html pages and searches for folders like ebook or book and search for file types chm, pdf and zip.You can add more extensions to the list by editing the above text,

Note: You may find copyrighted content or illegal books for which Im not responsible

Firefox TWEAKS

Firefox has got good tweaking for increasing the speed of your internet especially on broadband.Follow the rules which I'm mentioning below and it will increase the speed of your internet

1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries: network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

If you have any more tweaks of Firefox which I did not mention please share it here

Firefox Tweaks (These really works)

RAM tweak :

Think your Firefox is eating up lot of your computers RAM?? wanna shift the load to hard drive?? Here is the tweak for you.All you have to do is

Type about:config in your address bar.Right click on the new page and select New -> Boolean.In the pop-up window, type in “config.trim_on_minimize” without quotes and hit enter.In the next pop-up window, select True and hit enter.Restart your browser

Cache tweak:

Firefox caches the previous pages in order to make them load faster when you visit again which consumes a lot of memory.Steps for the tweak are

Type about:config in your address bar and go to browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers” and instead of the -1 setting, change it to 0 and hit Enter.

Memory tweak:

Firefox auto adjust the cache size to fit irrespective of many pages you have open. While this is useful, if you tend to only have a few pages open at a time, you can manually reduce the setting to a specified amount at the cost of reducing performance when Firefox runs out of cache.

Type about:config in your address bar and hit enter.Right click on the new page and select New -> Integer.In the pop-up window, type in “browser.cache.memory.capacity”. In the following pop-up window, specify how many Kb of ram you want to dedicate to the cache.Go for hit and trail for getting optimum usage.Restart your browser

Download Manager tweak :

Don't want to see the popup window of downloads in your Firefox?? your answer is here
Type about:config in your adress bar and go to the page. You can modify the following: For preventing the alert message of download form popping for a long time,modify a. browser.download.manager.showAlertInterval which is by fault set to 2 sec For setting the minimum size of the files for which you want to see the download progress to prevent the annoying window from opening for even small files,browser.download.manager.openDelay set its value. For getting your download manager closed as soon as the download is over,set the value of browser.download.manager.closeWhenDoneto true which is by default set to false. For preenting the download manager from flashing in your taskbar for certain time,modify browser.download.manager.flashCount the value to 0.

Restart your Firefox after all tweaks.

WOW! Open Firefox inside Firefox

I saw this funny trick on Techieblog , which enables you to open multiple Firefox's inside a Firefox.May be it's not useful for something , but its a simple tweak that looks kool.

Just paste the text below in you address bar and press Enter.


If you know any trick like this , please share with me

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SAVE Youtube Vedios

You tube the world's popular video broadcasting service has many users than most of the popular websites.Most of my readers ask me on how to save a video from You tube.Here by I am giving some tool which help you in saving you tube videos
  • YouTubeX - Just copy the youtube video link and paste it in the box with submit button named get video and you can download the video.
  • Video Downloader - One of the popular Firefox extensions that allows you to download videos to your computer from YouTube and most video sites.You get file saved in format get_video.Rename it to some extension which you player supports.
  • KeepVid -This one helps you to download videos from most of the sites like youtube.
  • TubeSock - TubeSock 2.0 downloads YouTube or DailyMotion videos from the web and saves them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable. TubeSock knows how to convert the video using the codecs and bitrates best for each device. It can even add the video to iTunes for you.
  • VideoDL - It's a quick AJAX application that allows you to download online video into your computer. It supports top 3 video sites - YouTube, Google Video, and Break.com.
  • Download YouTube via bookmarklets - A collection of Greasemonkey scripts and bookmarklets to do the job.supports YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe, Myspace, Break.com, Putfile, Dailymotion, Sevenload, MyVideo.de and Clipfish.de.
  • Youtube-dl - is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com. It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.4 or later.
  • YouTube Downloader - enter url and download YouTube videos.
  • Youtube Grabber - is a free tool that downloads FLV files from youtube.
  • GooTube FLV Retriever - enter the video page URL, download the youtube video.
  • Capture Youtube and Google videos - save them as AVI files encoded in the MPEG4 format, using only one command.
  • YouRipper - a freeware software which enables you to download videos from the YouTube and Google Video
  • Save YouTube Videos - paste the youtube video url and download the video.
  • Kyootoob - is a youtube downloader and optionally a converter.
  • Orbit downloader : A download manager which can download media files like flash from youtube and all
  • Kiss Youtube - Before the youtube video link , just add a Kiss to download it .
If you know some more links, please let me know and post your comment.

Detect an Invisible user on Yahoo Messenger!

Many people normally go to invisible mode when they don't want to chat with everyone or when they are busy with work . You know some one's ID and you want to check whether they are online or not ?? How will you detect a invisible user on Yahoo Messenger ??

Many methods are already available on the net at this moment like using Doodle IMvironment ,Shealth settings check , Voice Chat and Conference Invitation . Apart from these there are some programs like Buddyspy which can be used to spy your friends . These all might work or not. But I found out a sure way which can be used to detect users in invisible mode.

Try this out . Its simple and it really works . There is no need of installing anything for this.

Please post your comments if you like this .

Change The Driver Letter In Windows XP

Many of you might be looking for this simple trick . Some circumstances can lead to you changing your drive letter . Just right clicking on the drive does n't let you rename your drive . So how you rename your drive ??

  • Right click on " My computer " and click on manage in the menu .
  • A dialogue window will pop up as shown in the figure .
  • Now in the left side pane , click on Disk Management showing you the partitions .
  • Now Right click on the partition whose letter you want to change and click " Change drive letter and paths " .
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Browser Shortcuts

Normally when we want to visit some website directly , we type the whole address . But there are also some shortcuts available to make your work simple . You can access a website just by typing a single word and using the following keyboard shortcuts :

1. If you wish to visit a website www.yahoo.com just type yahoo in address bar and hit ctrl + enter
2. If you wish to visit a website with .net in the end , like www.yahoo.net , just type yahoo in address bar and hit Shift + Enter .

3. If you wish to visit a website with .org in the end , like www.yahoo.org , just type yahoo in address bar and hit ctrl + shift + Enter .

These combinations work with most of the browsers and Operating Systems .

Friday, September 21, 2007



Note- Its different from invisible as well hidden folder....here u need to have a password with which u can open your folder

Here is the code

title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
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.
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
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-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End


1) Copy the give code in your NOTEPAD and save IT with the name LOCKER.bat (that is with the extension of .bat). you can replace the name portion with anything u want.

Note-- In place of password in the code given type your desired password.

2) A batch file will be created where you have saved. Now double click on it , it will make a folder with the name locker at the same place where the batch file is save.

3) Now add the files you want to be locked in that folder.

4) Double click on the batch file. It will ask for locking the folder formed. Type y(yes). The folder will be locked and hidden.

5) To unlock,double click on batch file again and enter the password in the new window opened.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Make your own Free2Ram software

Have you ever noticed that your computer's speed drastically falls down after you played a full featured game or when you are using it for hours. Have you ever thought what might be the reason behind it.........

Well, i'll tell you. The reason is, the computer's RAM GETS OVERLOADED WITH JUNKS which we don't need any more (now). So, what to do with these junks.

Just delete these. But, how?????????

Make the following light and zippy ,but very effective "RAMcleaner":-

just copy and paste the following code in your notepad:-


Now save it as RAMcleaner.vbs.
One more thing, the file type should be "Allfiles"

Belive me, it works.And after you use it you will get the speed of a freshly booted pc (with asingle click of mouse).


COMMENTS ARE MOST WELCOME...................

Make your own LOCKER

Are you bored of downloading new softwares . All these downloads does one thing for sure; they uses most of your valuable disk space. They are bulky and are buldled with many useless features which we never need............

The solution t0 it is "make your own softwares of the desired need"


I'll tell you.......

Today i'll tell you how to make your own secure folder without any need of a software.You can make a master locker and put all your private data there. You can even shift any number of sub-folders into the master folder and lock it.

Just copy and paste the following code in your notepad:-