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Friday, October 31, 2008

The Kingdom of the Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex skull!


I just downloaded ubuntu 8.10 and was installing it on VMware server (free)  … I starred at the strange wallpaper trying to understand what it was, and then to my astonishment it started to stare BACK! lol. No this is not the Indiana Jones adventure “ kingdom of the crystal skulls” . This is another adventure… a mystery!

Yes I could see a ghastly image, my brain was playing “trick or treat” on me (ubuntu 8.10 was released on Halloween you know!), or someone wanted to do voodoo to get MS to lose some share of the OS market! LOL!

Take a look below at the wallpaper: DO YOU SEE ANYTHING STRANGE???? Keep looking…



If you need help and give up.. LOOK BELOW:



SEE I told you there was something creepy there! A SKULL! Now look back at first image again.. .. HA! Sorry, now every time you will see that wallpaper you will see a skull. :-) This is of course a trick of perception..

lets see the real image behind this strange “ink blot like” wallpaper. See image below.. its just a bunch of seemingly random colors. Much like modern art.


Now lets flip this image. Still doesn't remind you of anything huh? But what does Ibex mean in the first place? ITS A GOAT! Yes a type of goat…. lets see now what that piece of the puzzle will lead us to: This image is of a goat.. Don't believe me? Then scroll down!





AWHHHHH its a little GOAT! No creepy voodoo subliminal messages. No Halloween trick or treats and no skulls at all involved!


To learn more about the goat Ibex, see here





Disable Annoying auto-reboot after Windows Update


TEMPORARY SOLUTION (look further down for permanent solution)

Disable Windows Vista "Restart your computer to finish installing important updates" feature
This is a common annoying act from Windows Vista that when you are in the middle of doing something important on your computer when the "Restart your computer to finish installing important updates" dialog comes up, and asks you to restart your computer. We cannot permanently disable the Windows Updates automatic reboot in Vista .So here a small trick to temperorly disable Windows Updates automatic reboot for some time in Vista.

Sure, you can postpone it up to 4 hours, but then the dialog will just come up again. If you were downloading some important files you might not want the computer to reboot automatically.
The quick way to disable the reboot for the current session is to stop the Windows Update service from running. You can do this by opening an administrative mode command prompt.
Type cmd into the start menu search box, and use Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open in administrative mode. You could also right-click the item in the menu and choose Run as Administrator.

Once at the prompt, just type in the following:


net stop "windows update"

Don't worry, the service will start right back up when you reboot your computer, but at least you don't have to deal with the restart dialog.


Permanent Solution

Your computer should not reboot itself when you aren't there, unless you've asked it to. Few things annoy me more about Windows than when I return to my desktop only to discover a Windows Login box. Almost as annoying as this is that Windows Update pesters you to reboot your computer after applying updates, even while you're working. Nevermind that it steals focus from other windows, interefering with whatever it is you're getting paid to do, the damn thing doesn't have a "NEVER" option to choose from, just "now" and "later"!

Well annoyance no more! You can easily disable this one a variety of ways: manually by editing the registry yourself (see the code below) or by changing the group policy, and automatically by importing this registry file (contains the below code).

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

If you wish to do it manually in the group policy editor (also useful if you wish to make it part of your domain policy), here's how:

Run gpedit.msc or the domain policy editor. Under Computer Configuration, browse to Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update. To help confuse you, Microsoft mixes allow and deny statementes, sometimes including double negatives to keep the number of MCSE's in demand artificially high. The option you seek is called "No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates installations" - it's about half way down the list. Double click it and set it to Enabled. You're done!

This works on Windows 2000 SP3 and up, XP SP1, 2, 3 , Vista , and Windows Server 2003.

Thursday, October 30, 2008




After working fine up to now, IE7 doesn't connect. At first if I
clicked on the green  arrow icon or pressed Return, the window
flickered but just returned whatever was there before, but now if I
try to go to and log in (for example) I get
res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\xpsp3res.dll/dnserror.htm# bla bla
and a "Page cannot be displayed" page.


First of all CHECK YOUR COMPUTERS TIME AND DATE AND YEAR! I spent one hour pouring through pages only to discover that this was the culprit!  After you change the date (if its not correct) clean all temporary files, history, passwords etc (from internet explorer tools>internet options> general tab> Delete button…

Restart your browser and try again!


IF this does not help read the following (long) page of solutions:


I will post the contents of the above page here:

Article ID:813444

Last Review:May 7, 2007



This article describes how to troubleshoot situations where you cannot connect to SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web sites (https://) by using Microsoft Internet Explorer in Windows XP.
Note Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information about your specific issue before you follow these steps. If you are receiving a specific error message or behavior, search the Microsoft Knowledge Base by using the text of the error message and a description of the issue or behavior. To search the Microsoft Knowledge Base, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

To troubleshoot situations where you cannot connect to SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web sites by using Internet Explorer, use the following methods in the order that they are presented. After each method, use Internet Explorer to try to connect to a SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web site and determine if the problem is resolved. If you can connect to the SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web site, you do not have to use the following methods. If the problem is not resolved, go to the next method.

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Delete the temporary Internet files
To delete the temporary Internet files, follow these steps:

Start Internet Explorer.

On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the General tab.

Under Temporary Internet files, click Delete Cookies.

Click OK when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.

Click Delete Files.

Click OK when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.

Under History, click Clear History.

Click Yes when you are prompted to delete your history of visited Web sites.

Click OK.

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Configure security, content, and advanced settings in Internet Explorer
To configure security, content, and advanced settings in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

Configure the security settings for the Trusted sites zone in Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:

In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.

Click Trusted sites, and then click Default Level.

Add the SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web site to the Trusted sites zone. To do this, click Sites, type the URL of the site in the Add this Web site to the zone box, click Add, click OK, and then click Apply.

Clear the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) state and AutoComplete history. To do this, follow these steps:

Click the Content tab.

Under Certificates, click Clear SSL State.

Click OK when you receive the message that the SSL cache was successfully cleared.

Under Personal information, click AutoComplete.

Under Clear AutoComplete history, click Clear Forms, and then click OK when you are prompted to confirm the operation.

Click Clear Passwords, click OK when you are prompted to clear all previously saved passwords, and then click OK two times.

Verify that Internet Explorer is configured to use SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0. To do this, follow these steps:

Click the Advanced tab.

Under Security in the Settings box, select the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 check boxes (if they are not already selected), and then click OK.

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Verify that the date and time settings on your computer are correct
To verify that your computer is configured with the correct date and time settings, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Date and Time.

Click the Date & Time tab.

Make sure that the date and time settings are configured to use the current date and time, and then click OK.

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Verify that your computer is using 128-bit encryption
To verify that your computer is using 128-bit encryption, follow these steps:

Start Internet Explorer.

On the Help menu, click About Internet Explorer.

The level of encryption on your computer appears next to the words Cipher Strength. Verify that the Cipher Strength value appears as 128-bit.

Click OK.

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Use System Restore to return your computer to a previous state
The System Restore feature in Windows XP takes a "snapshot" of critical system files and some program files and stores this information as restore points. You can use these restore points to return Windows XP to a previous state.
For additional information about how to use restore points to return Windows XP to a previous state, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

306084 ( How to restore the operating system to a previous state in Windows XP

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Verify the configuration of your third-party firewall or antivirus programs
Make sure that third-party firewall or antivirus programs that are installed on your computer are configured correctly and are not preventing you from connecting to security-enhanced Web sites. For more information, see the product documentation, or contact the program vendor.
For information about how to contact your software vendor, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

65416 ( Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K
60781 ( Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P
60782 ( Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z

Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

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Use the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) tool to scan all Windows File Protection (WFP)-protected files
Use System File Checker with the /scannow parameter to immediately scan and verify the versions of all the system files that Windows File Protection helps protect. If System File Checker discovers that such a file was overwritten, it retrieves the correct version of the file from the cache folder (Systemroot\System32\Dllcache) or from the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file. System File Checker also checks and repopulates the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run System File Checker.
To run System File Checker with the /scannow parameter, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.

At the command prompt, type sfc /scannow, and then press ENTER.

For more information about System File Checker, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

310747 ( Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)

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Verify that the Microsoft Cryptographic Services service is started
To verify that the Cryptographic Services service is started, or to start it if it is not already started, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.

At the command prompt, type net start cryptsvc, and then press ENTER.

Type exit to quit Command Prompt.

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Re-register .dll files
Re-register the following .dll files:


To re-register these files, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.

At the command prompt, type the following lines and press ENTER after each line:

regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

Click OK when you receive the message that DllRegisterServer in FileName succeeded.

Type exit.

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Create a new user profile
You may not be able to locate SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web sites if your Windows user profile is damaged. To troubleshoot, log on to the computer as another user and try to connect to a SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web site. If you can connect to SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web sites when you are logged in as a different user, your user profile may be corrupted. To resolve the problem, back up the information and settings that you want from your profile (for example, the My Documents and Favorites folders), and then delete the damaged profile.
To delete a user profile, follow these steps:

Log on to the computer as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.

Click the Advanced tab, and then under User Profiles, click Settings.

In the Profiles stored on this computer list, click the user profile that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.

Click OK two times, and then quit Control Panel.

Log off the computer as Administrator, and then log on as the user.
Windows creates a new profile for the user.

Note Alternatively, you may want to create a new user, and then copy the data from your old profile to the profile of the new user.
For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

811151 ( How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile

VistaGlazz 1.1


Late January 2007, Microsoft released Windows Vista. Unfortunately as in Windows XP, custom styles are not supported by the system. Programs like WindowBlinds offer a workaround but degrade performance [citation needed]. With VistaGlazz you can patch your system to use custom styles (think of it as an uxtheme patcher for Vista) and you can keep your windows transparent when maximized.
Changelog of the new version:

  • Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Enhanced patching process
  • Enhanced information messages and dialogs
  • Removal of patch anyway functionality
  • Disclaimer limited to first run
  • Help file included
Download: Download VistaGlazz 1.1
Screenshot: Patch system | Patch style
View: Product details

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How to get more seeds or make uTorrent faster ?



How to get more seeds or make uTorrent faster ?

I'm downloading with torrent from isohunt . it was written 600 seeds and 100 leachers however when i was downloading its 4 seed and 40 peers the downloading speed is 1.5 and if it will stay like this it will take 20 weeks to be downloaded . how can i get seeds or make utorrent faster ??



Hello, Read the following 3 possibilities

1) Your ISP may be doing some TRAFFIC SHAPING meaning that they are cutting the ports of utorrent because they don't want people to suck up bandwidth

2) On the bottom status bar of utorrent you have yellow triangle (as opposed to a round green with a checkmark) this means utorrent is not forwarded properly through your router.

Go to to learn how to open ports in your router

3) there is a built in problem with XP and Vista, that limits the total number of half open connections to around 8 or 10. This was done to prevent spreading of trojans.. however with programs that need to connect many times to various locations this makes them go very slow.
There is a patch for the TCPIP of XP, that will let you increase the number of half open connections. I have not found one yet for Vista though.

EDIT: see below for vista



If you go to the event manager (control panel > administration tools) and see there you most possibly will have a list of warnings that the tcpip has reached its limit ... Like this:

EventID 4226: TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts

So make a restore point and download the patch BUT BE WARNED THIS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY MICROSOFT!

Download it here:

For vista:

EDIT: The vista patch for EventID 4226 can be found here:


Then restart and go to utorrent and go to OPTIONS > PREFERENCES > select BANDWIDTH from the left list of items and then increase the numbers (that I have with red arrows in this screenshot) You can try 300 and 100 for starters… then if things are stable you might increase it even more…

11-2-2008 1-33-11 PM

Please leave comments!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Changing the default Word template


Q. I don't like all of the formatting that Microsoft Word uses when creating a new document. Can I change the default opening Word document to fit my use?

A. Microsoft Word uses a file called as the template for creating new document. This is the file that determines the initial font, font size and other aspects of each new Word document you create -- unless you pick one of the other custom templates.

If you want to change this, open the file and edit it in Word by clicking File, Open and then changing the "Files of type" to Document Templates (*.dot) and browsing to the folder where is stored on your computer. This is usually under your profile in c:\Documents and Settings in the folder Application Data\Microsoft\Templates. If in doubt you can use the search feature to find it.

Once you have this file open you can then make the changes you want and save it back to the folder you found it in as any named file you like, just make sure you save it as a .dot file.

Once you have done that you will then need to close Word and go to that folder and delete the file and rename the file you created to

After that Word will start with a blank document using the settings you specified when you saved the template.

Should you decide you want to go back to the default template you simply close Word and search for the file and delete it. When you start Word again it will create a new one using the original default settings.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Clean Up Tool (VSP1CLN.EXE)

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Clean Up Tool (VSP1CLN.EXE) (see below for the EDIT on service pack 2)

With the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will have a new tool called "vsp1cln.exe" which is a clean up tool that removes the archived files after a Windows Vista SP1 install. If you run this tool then you will not be able to uninstall Windows Vista SP1 from your computer. The "vsp1cln.exe" is located at "c:\windows\system32".

How to Run the VSP1CLN.EXE Tool
Online Mode
  1. Open an elevated Command Window (type cmd in the windows vista start menu search box then right click on the cmd icon and select run as administrator)
  2. Type:
  3. Type Y to start the clean up process.
Offline Mode
  1. Open an elevated Command Window, (see above)
  2. blog article for instructions.
  3. Type:
    vsp1cln /o:e:\windows
    NOTE: This assumes the offline location of Windows Vista is at the root of drive E. If you have the Windows Vista image mounted at "e:\VistaMount" then the command would be:
    vsp1cln /o:e:\VistaMount\windows
  4. Type Y to start the clean up process.
Platforms Tested
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, x86 Versions
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Business, x86 Versions
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, x86 Versions

EDIT: for service pack 2

Vista SP2 has changed the Vsp1cln.exe tool to Compcln.exe, which was
integrated into SP1, but it is no longer a part of the SP2. However,
the basic functionality has been successfully preserved.

SP2 also includes a Service Pack Clean-up tool (Compcln.exe), which
helps restore the hard disk space by permanently deleting the previous
versions of the files (RTM and SP1) that are being serviced by SP2.

How to-
Open Command Prompt as Administrator (when UAC is enabled) and click on
Continue to jump ahead.
Execute the command Compcln.exe
It prompts to make SP2 permanent on your computer. Press "Y" to confirm!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

OT: Why Romulus is called Romulus.


Something different but its still 100% Geeky.


The new STARTREK movie will feature a villain called NERO. I found this disturbing. What are the odds of an ALIEN bad guy having the name of NERO?????


After posting about this in the trekmovie site,

the other posters asked me why would Romulus be called Romulus and the whole structure of the Romulan military be like that of ancient Romans.

A good question, so I went ahead and answered it by writing a missing chapter of Romulan history!!!

The current CANON Romulan history outline can be found here.

From what I can see, there is nothing to my own “fill in” of the Romulan history to contradicts the canon of star trek. In fact it makes everything logical!


My Original Post:

I will explain why Romulus is named Romulus, and why their system is like those of the Romans, and I will also explain why the name NERO is stupid.

Thousands of years ago the Romulans (then called the Sadori), had outposts on all life bearing planets in a range of several hundred light years, to learn the biology, geology and if inhabited by intelligent creatures, their society arts and technology as well. Of course they did have advance science and warp capability then since they were far ahead in technology than Humans.

There was one scientist called Zvolak (back then all their names were identical to Vulcan names) who was actually a botanist and anthropologist. In his 15 year study of earths plants in the location of Italy he found a cure for one of the most devastating illnesses that tortured their people. This was because of a genetic mutation, that the Vulcans did NOT have. The cure was a organic complex of molecules found in a plant here on earth. They isolated the molecule and was then able to make it synthetically in large quantities.

The observation of the human cultures of the time was under CLOAK (they did in fact use cloaking technology to remain invisible), much like the prime directive of the federation, they were allowed to study but not contaminate or influence the evolving societies of each planet. Thus they remained in hiding. However Zvolak did admire the roman structure of the war machine they had, and was amazed how they were able to conquer so many brave armies even though they used primitive technology. He believed that if he would be able to teach these techniques of strategy and organization to his own people (the people or Sadori before they were called Romulans) then his home planet would gain great military strength and therefore wealth and power. Zvolak after returning to Sadori he was greeted as a national hero and he swiftly gained political power. He was elected to become the Sadori leader eventually. He slowly started to reorganize the Sadori army, using as a blueprint what he had learned from the Earthling Romans, and just adjusting the same organization to high technology. After a period of great financial and military improvements, he decided to rename Sadori to Romulas.

Now about the Nero name. Indeed some roman names did leak into the new founded Romulas society since they wanted to differ from their Vulcan heritage, but what are the odds of someone having an evil name like NERO, and he also being the BAD guy on a Startrek movie? LOL


-Live Long and Prosper!

Friday, October 17, 2008

HOWTO: Change the default font in MS Works or MS WORD


In order to change the default font in MS Works or MS WORD Word Processor, you will need to change the normal.wpt works or Word template file.
Here are the steps:
1. Do a search for the file: normal.wpt
2. When found, right click it and choose “Properties”
3. Uncheck the “Read Only” attribute and click OK
Then, Open your Works Processor:
1. Set the font that you want as your default: size, type, and color
2. Click the File menu, Save As command
3. Set the "Save in" box to the "Template" folder (this may be set automatically).
4. In the “Files of type” box at the bottom of the Save As window, set Works Template.wpt (or word template.wpt)
5. Give it the file name: normal.wpt
6. Click Save
7. Click “yes” when asked if you wish to replace the file
Close and reopen your Works Processor. Your new default font should now be set.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008



If you deleted one of the default gadgets in the windows sidebar you may be wondering how to get it back. Follow these steps:

Control Panel => Appearance and Personalization => Windows Sidebar
Properties => Restore gadgets installed with Windows.

Image Resize Powertoy for Vista

Published by Justyn

One of the most essential tools I think you need is the Image Resize Powertoy, now this currently only works with Windows XP, but after much searching around, I found one that does the job just as good as the one made by Microsoft, except it works with Vista.

The Image Resizer for Vista is a must have for anyone that is missing the Powertoy from XP that allows you to quickly resize an image from the context menu. Unfortunately it isn’t compatible with x64 Vista as of yet, but is currently being tested. If you run an x86 version of Vista, you can download it over on the download page.


To use this in x64 versions, you will need to open regedit and add the following:

Add Key named Resize
Add Key under Resize named command
Modify the (Default) REG_SZ value to full path of ImageResizer.exe and include space %1 at end.

In addition you could add other file types by going to the other types under the HKCR and doing the same.

Thank’s to Josh Squires for the above fix.

Cum Grano Salis

Updated ImageResizer (Build 831) - now with working "Set Defaults" button

After a few people complained, I was able to illicit the help of one Paul Rubenstein to help figure out what was wrong. I sent him a debug version of the resizer and he installed it, hit the repro and sent me the log files. That in turn helped me figure out why the "Set Defaults" button was not working properly.

You can download the new version in the Download page.

Thanks, Paul, for helping me figure out what was going wrong.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

SOLUTIONS: Methods for turning on the hibernate option in VISTA


NOTE: You may be disabling the hibernate option each time you run disk clean up and you have a checkmark on the hibernate box. So uncheck this next time! See screenshot :


First method to bring back the HIBERNATE option:

  • Go to the command prompt icon in the Start menu under Accessories and right click the icon: click "Run as administrator".
  • Paste: "powercfg.exe /hibernate on" and hit Enter and also paste "powercfg -h on" and hit enter just to be safe.
  • Alternative method if previous method does not resolve problem:

    If the above doesn't fix your problem, you can use these steps.

    • Go to the command prompt icon in the Start menu under Accessories and right click the icon: click "Run as administrator".
    • Paste: "powercfg.exe /hibernate on" and hit Enter and also paste "powercfg -h on" and hit enter just to be safe.
    • Open Control Panel and type in "Hibernate" in the Search.
    • Click "Turn hibernation on or off"
    • Click "Change advance power settings"
    • Scroll to and expand the "Sleep" option.
    • Select "Off" to the "Allow hybrid sleep" option.
    • Scroll to and expand the "Power buttons and lid" option.
    • Select "Hibernate" for the "Sleep button action" option. 10. Select "Hibernate" for the "Start menu power button" option.

    SOLUTION: Vista Windows Explorer menu bar won't go away!!!!



    I cannot get the menu bar to go away in file explorer. The setting is
    unchecked under organize->layout.
    Also in folder options, always show menu disappeared.


    This problem occurs when some other toolbar is installed, and its either badly written or you uninstall it and it leaves “residue” behind.

    Follow these steps:

    1. Close all explorer windows and IE browser

    2. Start the registry editor by going to START and in the search box write REGEDIT and press ENTER, or look for the regedit.exe icon on the top of the menu (where the search results show)

    2. backup the following key in your registry, by selecting this location and going FILE> EXPORT, give a name and save it.

    HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\

    3. under the same registry key there will be a sub-keys
    'ShellBrowser' . Look for
    'ITBar7Layout' and delete this key.

    4. Close regedit and open an explorer window and click organize,
    layout, menubar.


    Tell me if this helps

    Saturday, October 4, 2008

    Changing the Lights on the DELL xps 720



    i went into the bios and changed the colour and during start up they were orange no problem but as soon as windows boots up they change back to dimond(white) is there somewhere this setting could be in windows itself that is overriding the bios?



    On the XPS 720 the lights should be able to be adjusted in Windows. The program that will adjust the lights in Windows is the Dell QuickSet program. The icon for this program should be in the bottom right of the Taskbar. Once the program is opened it will have tabs for "LED Control" and "LED Effects". Both of these tabs will be the controls for the lights.
    If for some reason the system does not have Dell QuickSet installed it can be downloaded from one of these links:
    Windows Vista 32-bit:
    Windows XP 32-bit:
    I hope this helps.

    SOLUTION> WSANOTINITIALISED 10093 Successful WSAStartup not yet performed.


    This solution was tested on windows XP successfully.


    I am getting this error message:

    Successful WSAStartup not yet performed.

    Also when I try to start the windows firewall I get errors!

    Either the application hasn't called WSAStartup or
    WSAStartup failed. The application may be accessing a
    socket which the current active task does not own (i.e.
    trying to share a socket between tasks), or WSACleanup has
    been called too many times.


    This could be a Winsock catalog error

    I have traced several of these problems to improperly configured winsock
    LSPs. Run "winmsd" and go to Components/Network/Protocol. Look at the
    names in the list, anything with "MSAFD" in it or the "RSVP xxx Service
    Provider" should be fine. Anything else is suspect, and uninstalling the
    owning program might help.

    If that fails or your provider list is empty, you may need to rebuild the
    catalog from scratch. The following instructions will rebuild your catalog
    for TCP/IP. If you are using any other transports (If you don't know, then
    you probably aren't) then you will have to reinstall them as well.



    1a. Launch the REGISTRY EDITOR by going to START> RUN> and typing REGEDIT and pressing enter.

    1. Backup and delete the following registry keys (and do a system restore point just to make sure)


    2. Reboot

    3. Go to the network connections folder, right click the icon for your
    network connection, and select properties.

    4. Click install, choose "protocol", and click "add..."

    5. Click "Have Disk...", enter "\windows\inf", click OK

    6. Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click OK

    7. When the process in complete, reboot

    Tab Mix Plus 0.3.7 (updated to work with latest firefox) Updated October 4, 2008


    Tab Mix Plus 0.3.7

    Get it here:


    Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.

    490 reviews

    Updated October 4, 2008

    6,400 weekly downloads
    6,450,181 total downloads

    Add to Firefox

    Friday, October 3, 2008

    How to listen to thousands of RADIO stations on the internet for free



    1) Download winamp (free) from

    2) Follow the guide below:



    HOWTO install Live Messenger on a 64 bit (x64) OS, xp or vista.



    The problem is that the new live installer is not compatible with the x64 platform, however if you download the MSI installer for messenger 8.5 from the link below you will be able to install messenger directly without using the live installer


    choose one of the mirrors.

    Download the MSI installer and run it.

    Live messenger will not launch automatically after the install.

    You will have to go and find the link in the start menu for windows live > live messenger

    and launch it from there.

    Good luck!

    Thursday, October 2, 2008

    Visual GUIDE: HOW TO MAKE SMARTFTP FORGET the passwords!


    It seems that disabling the automatic save of the passwords in SMARTFTP is not as simple as someone would think. After contacting the SMART FTP support, they gave me the procedure, and I made this guide with screenshots in order to help anyone who may want to disable this too.

    Note: This guide was made with SMART FTP version 3.0 (latest version on Oct. 2 2008. )


    Follow the steps below:



    This BOX will then APPEAR:




    And of course you will have to  enter the password each time  you want to connect.

    To connect you must press the green arrow button


    each time.