How to manage Windows startup?

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 by khabibkhan

Startup locations



HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
(In right-pane, Value named "Run" & "Load")

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
C:\Documents and Settings\{Username}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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Change Drive Letters in Windows XP

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 by khabibkhan

When you add drives to your computer, such as an extra hard drive, a CD drive, or a
storage device that corresponds to a drive, Windows automatically assigns letters to the
drives. However, this assignment might not suit your system; for example, you might have
mapped a network drive to the same letter that Windows assigns to a new drive.
· Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
· Under Computer Management, click Disk Management. In the right pane, you'll see your
drives listed. CD-ROM drives are listed at the bottom of the pane.
· Right-click the drive or device you want to change, and then click Change Drive
Letter and Paths.
· Click Change, click Assign the following drive letter, click the drive letter you
want to assign, and then click OK.
You will not be able to change the boot or system drive letter in this manner. Many
MS-DOS-based and Windows-based programs make references to a specific drive letter (for
example, environment variables). If you modify the drive letter, these programs may not
function correctly.

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Add a Voice Message to an E-Mail Message

Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2008 by khabibkhan

Personalize e-mail with a voice message? You can perform this task using the Windows
XP Sound Recorder and a microphone. First, open the sound recorder:
· Click Start, click Programs, click Accessories, click Entertainment, and then click
Sound Recorder.
· On the File menu, click New.
· To begin recording, click Record, and to stop recording, click Stop.
· Save the .wav file to a folder of your choice.
· Attach the file to an e-mail message.
To record sounds, your computer must be equipped with a microphone. Recorded sounds
are saved as waveform (.wav) files.

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One-Click Shutdown

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2008 by khabibkhan

If you have Clean Sweep Deluxe, you should disable it before proceeding. Follow these
directions to create a one-click shutdown shortcut:
· 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.
Enter one of these as the path: 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.
Also, if you want to make life better and faster, you can right-click the new shortcut
you just made, go to Properties, and type in X (or whatever letter) in the Shortcut Key

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Add a Map Drive Button to the Toolbar

Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 by khabibkhan

Do you want to quickly map a drive, but can't find the toolbar button? If you map
drives often, use one of these options to add a Map Drive button to the folder toolbar.
Option One (Long Term Fix):
· Click Start, click My Computer, right-click the toolbar, then unlock the toolbars,
if necessary.
· Right-click the toolbar again, and then click Customize.
· Under Available toolbar buttons, locate Map Drive, and drag it into the position you
want on the right under Current toolbar buttons.
· Click Close, click OK, and then click OK again.
You now have drive mapping buttons on your toolbar, so you can map drives from any
folder window. To unmap drives, follow the above procedure, selecting Disconnect under Available toolbar buttons. To quickly map a drive, try this option:
Option Two (Quick Fix):
· Click Start, and right-click My Computer.
· Click Map Network Drive.
If you place your My Computer icon directly on the desktop, you can make this move in
only two clicks!

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What do you mean by Windows Messenger Service?

How do I alter the default size and quality of thumbnail images?

Why don't the Resize Pictures dialog appear sending picture to mail?

How to activate a window by moving cursor over it without clicking on it?

Error message "Files that are required for windows to run properly have been replaced..."?

How can I change the physical location of "My Documents" folder?

How to increase the Quick Launch bar icon size?

Why does Explorer display some files in blue color and some in green?

The top-level menus and tabs in Task Manager are missing?

Cannot Open E-Mail Attachments in Outlook Express?

How to safe-guard my system from spyware?

How do I change my default e-mail client?

How do I show or hide an user account in the Welcome Screen?

Is there any way I can show the date on the Taskbar with the time?

How to hide the "Files stored on this computer" from My Computer window?

Configuring a program to run at Windows startup

Removing unwanted Auto play handler

Task Manager User Name column is empty

Quick Launch settings are not saved; Search Assistant Toolbar in Taskbar

Recent Documents list is cleared on each reboot?

History pane in Internet Explorer is blank; View and Search buttons are missing

"Error loading C\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\bridge.dll" at startup

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP?

Open folders in Windows Explorer mode by default (i.e. with folder pane enabled)

Download anti-spyware reference files locally and apply to other computers

"Show Desktop icons" and other options missing in the Desktop right-click menu ?

Using Task Scheduler to schedule the computer to shut down and restart at a specific time

"Switch to Classic View" option is missing in the Control Panel Common Tasks

Unable to preview JPG GIF and HTM files in Display Properties dialog

Clear Recent documents history, Run, Open/Save box MRU and Typed URLs

How do I add the Windows Update shortcut to the XP Start Menu

Transfer your Help and Support Center favorites to another system

Customize the logon screen wallpaper, screensaver and other settings using Tweak UI

Enable or disable Common Tasks pane in folders

Internet Shortcuts does not open in a new window?

Uninstall and reinstall MS Paint in Windows XP

Clear the "Search for files and folders" history in Windows XP

Remove "Help and Support" link from XP Start Menu

Enable or disable the unread mails display in the Welcome Screen

Prevent MSN Messenger from automatically launching at startup

Resize Image files with a right click menu

Hide the Scheduled Tasks and Printers folder in the network share view

Configuring internet based applications to use the AnalogX Proxy

"Lock the Taskbar" option is grayed out in Taskbar properties

Error "Automation server can't create object" while changing the User Account picture

Web tab missing in the Customize Desktop dialog

Error "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page" in Help and Support Center

Error "Administrator has denied permission to use Windows Messenger" while inviting someone to help you using Remote Assistance

Internet Options dialog opens when you click the Start Menu Internet link

Some applications in Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons ?

Internet Explorer desktop icon changed to dark blue "e" ?

"Exporting of favorites has been disabled on this machine" error using Import Export Wizard in IE

Clicking "Related Topics" and other hyperlinks cause "Cannot display the page" error in Help and Support Center

Clear the Help and Support Center session History

How to use Group Policy to configure auditing of Windows registry keys in XP Professional?

Unable to remove the Thumbnail image for system folders in Windows XP?

How to add a custom website under Themes list box in Windows XP?

Incorrect or generic folder icon assigned to the Recycle Bin

Internet Explorer "About" box is completely blank; Unable to type in text boxes in websites

Folders name with random characters appear after installing a Service Pack or hotfix?

Relocate the "Temporary Internet Files" folder to a different drive

How to customize a folder icon in Windows XP?

Taskbar Toolbar options are grayed out?

User Accounts applet background is in White even with XP Theme enabled

Change the default image editor application, invoked from Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

Incorrect or generic Windows icon displayed for a Drive in My Computer

ToolTips do not display complete information about files that are located on a network share

Description of the Low Disk Space Notification in Windows XP

Turn off AutoComplete for Windows XP Search Companion

Ripping CDs using Windows Media Player 10

Watermark image in My Pictures and My Music folders

Configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program

Alter the picture Slide show timings in Windows XP

Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur

Determine the current system uptime

Enabling Remote Assistance in the client computer

Take a complete registry backup using ERUNT

Disable Balloon Tips in the Notification area

How to generate a startup log using MSINFO32?

How to extract a system file from the Windows XP CD-ROM?

How to show file extensions for all file types?

How to add the "Connect To" option to my Start Menu ?

Clearing the file and URL history in Windows Media Player

How to backup Outlook Express data?

Show or hide Windows version info on the Desktop

How to make Windows XP Search Companion default to the All files and folders option

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Remove sign arrow of the shortcut

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 by khabibkhan

1. Click Start then run
2. Type Regedit on windows run
3. In HKEY_CLASSET_ROOT \Piffile search Isshortcut then remove it
4. In HKEY_CLASSET_ROOT \linkfile search Isshortcut then removeit
5. Restart your computer

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Make Text Transparent on Background Image

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2008 by khabibkhan

1. open your image as source object
2. create new document
3. create text with tool text on your new dosument
4. copy text already created with CTRL+C
5. paste you last text to source image then
6. press CTRL + T for transform your text , then right click select prespective,
and adjust your text appropriate your need
7. and last step from pallet layer select mode overlay.

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If Windows XP Does Not Start

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2008 by khabibkhan

If Windows does not start, restart Windows by using the Last Known Good Configuration
· Start the computer and then press the F8 key when Windows begins to start. The
Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
· Use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent
settings that worked), and then press ENTER.
If a boot menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then
press ENTER. Windows XP restores the computer to the most recent restore point.
If Windows XP Does Start
· Log on to Windows as Administrator.
· Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. System
Restore starts.
· On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time
(if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
· On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the
On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. A System Restore message
may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make.
· Click OK.
· On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores
the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
· Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete
page appears.
· Click OK.

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Turn Off Autoplay for Program CDs

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 by khabibkhan

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.

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Clean Your Prefetch to Improve Performance

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2008 by khabibkhan

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.

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Correcting System Hang at Startup

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 by khabibkhan

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

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Shutdown XP Faster

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2008 by khabibkhan

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

Now you should see some improvements when shutting down your system

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Color Codes Of Power Suplly Cable

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 by khabibkhan

Table this below is table colour codes cable on Power Supply Computer







































2A (3A)

2A (3A)

2A (3A)

2A (3A)

+5v SB



















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