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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How to install the Recovery Console in Windows XP

Recovery Console provides the means for administrators to perform a limited range of tasks using a command line interface. Its primary function is to enable administrators to recover from situations where Windows does not boot as far as presenting its GUI.

  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive
  • Click Start, and then click Run
  • In the Dialog box, type 'd:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons' without quotes, where d is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive. In the case of 'Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type d:\amd64\winnt32.exe /cmdcons where d is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive
  • A Windows Setup Dialog Box appears. The Windows Setup Dialog Box describes the Recovery Console option. To confirm the installation, click Yes

  • Now if you have internet connection, select the first option 'Connect to the internet on my own'. Otherwise select the other option and click Next

  • Now follow the instruction for installation on the screen
  • Restart the computer. The next time that you start your computer, "Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" appears on the startup menu

Reference: Microsoft Article ID: 314058
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Multiple login in Yahoo Messenger from same computer

In normal condition its not possible to login with multiple ID's in Yahoo Messenger from the same computer. But friends I had a trick for multiple login in yahoo messenger. Now, you can login with multiple ID's on the same yahoo messenger by a simple registry manipulation. You can fool your friends and girl friends by chatting simultaneously with them from two different Yahoo ID's.

Steps for multiple login :
  • First of all close Yahoo Messenger, if it's open.
  • Go to Start > Run > Type regedit > Click OK
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Yahoo > pager > Test
  • On the right pane, right-click and choose new Dword value
  • Rename it as Plural
  • Double click and assign a decimal value of 1
  • Now close registry
  • Start Yahoo Messenger and login with Yahoo ID.
  • For signing in with another Yahoo ID, open another messenger and login

You can directly download this file multiple yahoo login.reg , just double click it and click Yes. But before this close Yahoo Messenger. All your work is done. Now, start Yahoo Messenger as many time as you can and login with different Yahoo ID's.

Download Link: multiple_yahoo_login.reg
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Monday, October 12, 2009

How to make fake error dialog box

Open Notepad and type 'x = msgbox("Your computer is attacked",0+16 ,"TechnoZone") '
  • Replace the "Your computer is attacked" message with the message of your choice ,do the same with "TechnoZone".which is the box title.
  • Now for the button selection x = msgbox("Your computer is attacked",0+16 ,"TechnoZone"). '0' represents OK Button , '1'  represents OK and Cancel , '2' represents Abort Retry and Ignore, '3' represents Yes No and Cancel, '4' represents Yes and No and '5' represents Retry and Cancel 
  • For the logo x = msgbox("Your computer is attacked",0+16 ,"TechnoZone"). 16 represents Critical Message, 32 represents Warning Query 48 represents WarningMessage and 64 represents Information Message.
  • So if you want to make OK ,Cancel and Warning Query, your code will be 'x = msgbox("Your computer is attacked",1+32 ,"TechnoZone")'. 1 for OK  and Cancel Button and 32 fro Warning Query Logo. Understand the format, now proceed.
  • Just save the file as *.vbs (replace * with whatever you want).

Now, if you want to trick someone into thinking it is there Internet Explorer Icon. Generally the computer new babies will start panicking by seeing the error message.
  • Move the *.vbs file to any place that it will not be seen by the user
  • Right click on the file you have made and select "Creat Shortcut"
  • A shortcut will be created in the same folder, where the original file is kept
  • Then when you have the shortcut, Cut the shortcut and paste it in the desktop.
  • Now right click on the shortcut > Select Properties > Click on the "Shortcut" tab > Change Icon > Select IE Icon from the Change Icon Gallery> Click OK
  • Rename the shortcut to Internet Explorer, Right Click on the shortcut > Rename > Type Internet Explorer
  • Now when you click it, you will get the error message
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How to shutdown computer automatically at a specific time

For last few days I was searching for a technique to shutdown my laptop automatically at a specific time. My broadband package allow me to download unlimited data only at night i.e from 2300 hrs to 0600 hrs. So, I want some sort of technique to shutdown my desktop before 0600 hrs otherwise I will be charged for downloading data by my ISP. And finally I got a trick. You might also be facing such type of problem. But don't worry friends a trick is here to solve your problem.

Trick 1:
  • Start > Run
  • Type 'shutdown -s -t 1800' without quotes
  • Click OK
  • A dialog will appear showing the countdown timer
Note: 1800 is the amount of time remaining before your computer shutdowns. 1800 is in seconds - 60sec * 30 min = 1800 sec. If you want to shutdown your desktop after 1 hour simply enter 3600 sec, as 60 sec * 60 min = 3600 sec.

How to cancel the shutdown timer ?
  • Start > Run
  • Type 'shutdown -a' without quotes
Trick 2:
  • Right click on desktop, Go to New > Shortcut
  • Type 'shutdown -s -t 1800' without quotes
  • Click Next
  • Type whatever you want to name the shortcut link.
  • Click Finish.
  • Now a shortcut is created in the desktop.
  • Just double click it and your shutdown timer will start.
  • You can customize the look of the shortcut. 
  • Right click on the shortcut icon, Go to Properties > Customize > Change Icon > Select any icon from the gallery > Click OK
Trick 3:

In this trick we will create a shutdown job by using the 'at' command, which is used to schedule task manually in windows.
  • Start > Run
  • Type 'at 13:26 shutdown -s' without quotes, it will shutdown your computer at 13:26 
  • If you type 'at 13:26 shutdown -s -t 60', it will shutdown your computer after 60 sec from 13:26 hrs
  • Click OK
How to view the list of jobs along with their attributes in your computer and how to abort the jobs ?
  • Start > Run
  • Type cmd
  • Type 'at' without quotes. It will display the list of jobs in your computer.along with their Status ID, Time of execution, Command to be executed etc.
Now, if you want to cancel the shutdown job that we had created.
  • Start > Run 
  • Type cmd
  • Type 'at 1 /delete' without quotes. Here '1' represents Status ID of the job. I have already mentioned in the above paragraph how to view the Status ID of the job.

Microsoft Help & Support, Article ID: 313565
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Monday, October 5, 2009

How to change the browser title of Internet Explorer

Have you ever looked at the title bar of your Internet Explorer ? If no have a glimpse at your Internet Explorer title bar you will find something like 'about:blank - Microsoft Internet Explorer' or 'any website name - Microsoft Internet Explorer'.
Wann customerize the browser title, I have a small trick to do that. As you can see in the above picture the browser title has been changed to 'Google - Microsoft Internet Explorer by TechnoZone'. You can change the title to anything you want like 'about:blank - Microsoft Internet Explorer by Tom' or 'about:blank - Microsoft Internet Explorer by Biti' .

Here is the trick to customerize the browser title:

  1. Click Start > Run > Type gpedit.msc
  2. Click User Configuration > Windows Setting > Internet Explorer Maintenance > Browser User Interface
  3. Double click on Browser Title
  4. Click on Customize Title Bars
  5. Type in whatever you want
  6. Click OK
Now enjoy the trick and share it with your friends.
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