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How to Fix the NTFS.sys Blue Screen

The Windows Stop Error "Missing or Corrupt NTFS.sys" indicates that the system driver for your computer's file system is damaged. This can occur when you try to convert a FAT32 file system to the NTFS format or if a disk defragmentation process fails to complete. It can also be a symptom of hard dis...More...

How to Disable Adobe Phone Home

When a computer application "Phones Home," it uses the Internet to communicate with a Web server. Usually this server belongs to the company that created the application. Adobe products have a program that checks with Adobe to see if your product requires updates, then installs them. If you have pri...More...

How to Run a Dll As an App Rundll32.Exe

Rundll32 will allow you to run certain functions from within a DLL file as though they were an application of their own. However, the Rundll32 executable cannot call any function from any DLL; only functions that were written expressly to be called by the Rundll32 function of your Windows operating ...More...

How to Disable Restart on Blue Screen

Disabling your computer from automatically restarting when a blue screen error occurs will allow you to better diagnose the problem. This is because you will be able to record the error code to find out what went wrong. You can use this information for troubleshooting to attempt to prevent the probl...More...

How to Use HughesNet

HughesNet provides high-speed Internet accesses via satellite for people living in remote areas without access to other high-speed Internet options. Available throughout the United States, HughesNet customers can access the Internet using signals beamed between a satellite and a dish connected to th...More...

How to Start Task Manager From the Run Command Prompt

Windows Task Manager is an administrative application that ships with all Microsoft Windows operating systems. This application provides a number of tools that make monitoring and managing currently running programs and system processes simple. According to Microsoft Support, Task Manager also prov...More...

How to Reinstall CS4

Adobe CS4 is a suite of applications that allow you to publish almost any type of content, including newspapers, pamphlets, letters, business cards and posters as well as audio CDs, video DVDs, Web video and flash animations. Sometimes, if one of your programs stops working and you cannot figure out...More...

How to Troubleshoot Startup Problems in Windows XP

Software incompatibilities, damaged system files, viruses and incorrectly installed hardware and hardware drivers may prevent your Windows XP computer from booting properly. If Windows XP reports an error message during the startup process, write it down, and research it. Microsoft may have a knowle...More...

How to Replace Default Windows Drivers

Microsoft Windows usually installs drivers for devices using Windows Update or just uses generic drivers to drive your device. In some cases, Windows Update does not have the latest driver update available for your device or cannot locate the newest drivers for your hardware. When this happens you c...More...

How to Clean and Reinstall Operating System XP

When a computer comes with Windows XP operating system, it offers the option to erase all of the data on the hard drive and re-install it. This clean installation helps remove existing errors and prevent more from cropping up later. Re-installing Windows XP can be accomplished with a few straight-fo...More...

How to Add a Buddy

Keep in touch with your friends and loved ones and meet new people from around the world through the convenience of instant messaging. There's no limit to the number of contacts you can add to your AIM or iChat buddy list, and you can organize them in groups such as "Family," "Friends," and "Co-Work...More...

How to Change a Virtual Memory Location

The virtual memory file (paging file) on your computer is automatically designed to reside on your "C:" hard drive. This hard drive is the main drive for your computer, and is the one that your Windows operating system is installed on. You can manually change the location of your virtual memory file...More...

Advantages & Disadvantages of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Keyboard.computer image by fotografiche.eu from Fotolia.comSince each Windows operating system is extremely large and has many components, there are often small glitches or "under-performing" areas within the software. Service packs are a group of software fixes, patches and enhancements......More...

Storm Window Types

If your home has older windows, you may notice that cold air seeps inside during the winter and moisture may seep into the frame when it rains. Even heat can sneak inside when temperatures rise. Replacement windows are an effective solution, but they can be costly. Storm windows are a budget-friend...More...

How to Disable Unpatched Laptops

Seemingly healthy and glitch-free laptops does not imply they are safe for use. Software developers and companies periodically issue patches or updates to operating systems, programs and applications when performance and security problems have been identified. However, some problems may go unpatched...More...

How to Install nanoKEY in Ableton Live

The Korg nanoKey USB MIDI device allows you to control digital audio software like Ableton Live using a 25-key piano-style keyboard. The nanoKey's keys are velocity-sensitive, meaning that the harder you press a key, the louder Ableton Live will play the note. You can use the nanoKey to play any of ...More...

How to Validate Windows XP SP2

Validating your copy of Windows XP is not necessary but it allows you to take advantage of the Microsoft Download Center. The Microsoft Download Center offers hundreds of free downloads to enhance your productivity and fun, including games, themes, tools and more. So while it is not necessary, there...More...

System Security Tools

Protect a machine against virus threats.virus alert image by dead_account from Fotolia.comSystem security protects a machine from unauthorized access. Unauthorized access can lead to data loss and stolen private information. Malware is responsible for some identity theft cases, and it can......More...

How to Install a Windows Me Upgrade CD Without a Previous CD

Installing your Windows Me Upgrade Edition CD can be done from within a DOS environment by using a boot CD before using the upgrade CD, but that is not necessary. Install your upgrade CD from within your existing edition of Windows, avoiding the need to swap out the CD for another copy. The upgrade ...More...