Shutdown windows with 1 click

There are many times when u want to shutdown your windows PC quite quickly may be because u have to go somewhere. But than, u have to to close all the applications that u have opened & than u go to start-> shutdown. I will tell a quick tip which can automatically close all the applications & shutdown ur PC in a short span of time.

Minimise all the applications & right click on free space on ur desktop. Go to New –> Shortcut.

A new window will pop up. Type there following text as it is

“shutdown /t 30”

Shutdown is a windows tool which is used to shutdown computer. “/t” is the option for this command & 30 means 30 seconds. So, u will get a message that ur PC will shutdown after 30 mins. This is a nice trick but sometimes u end accidentally clicking on this shortcut & u won’t be able to stop ur PC from shutting down. So, u can create another shortcut which can override this timer. Follow the same step as mentioned above. This time type the following text

“shutdown /a”

“/a” is one the parameter for the shutdown function which tells the system to abort the PC shutdown. Hope u like this trick. Please leave a comment whether u liked it or not.

Shutdown windows with 1 click

There are many times when you want to shutdown your windows PC quite quickly may be because you have to go somewhere. But than, you have to to close all the applications that u have opened & than you go to start-> shutdown. I will tell a quick tip which can automatically close all the applications & shutdown ur PC in a short span of time.

Minimize all the applications & right click on free space on ur desktop. Go to New –> Shortcut.

A new window will pop up. Type there following text as it is

“shutdown /s /t 30”

Shutdown is a windows tool which is used to shutdown computer. “/t” is the option for this command & 30 means 30 seconds. So, you will get a message that ur PC will shutdown after 30 mins. This is a nice trick but sometimes you end accidentally clicking on this shortcut & you won’t be able to stop ur PC from shutting down. So, you can create another shortcut which can override this timer. Follow the same step as mentioned above. This time type the following text

“shutdown /s /a”

“/a” is one the parameter for the shutdown function which tells the system to abort the PC shutdown. Hope you like this trick. Please leave a comment whether you liked it or not.

Search Securely with Google

Google has launched SSL search for its web based search & image based search. Till now, when ever u searched anything over internet, ur ISP would get to know exactly what were u searching. But, when u will be searching through SSL search, all the search word that u will type will get encrypted & than it would be sent over the internet so now ur ISP will get to see only the encrypted search item which they won’t be able to decipher.

U can search securely through following url

For more information, you can

Firefox has added a add-on for Firefox which will always search in secured way. You can download & add this add-on from below mentioned link

µTorrent 3.0

µTorrent is one of the widely used torrent downloading software all over the world. It’s a very light application having a size of of 623 Kbs. With this latest version of µTorrent, there are some nice features that has been added which can really help you in saving ur time & bandwidth when u r downloading movies or any shows. µTorrent team has added stream feature which u can use to check ur videos from the buffer itself for its audio & video quality.

Here are the steps for setting ur favourite player as default player for viewing ur video

Go to Options –> Preference –>Streaming

Click on checkbox for “Use default player” & from drop down select your favorite media player

You can download µTorrent from

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Snagit alternative Greenshot

Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows only. Unlike snagit which requires paid license, Greenshot is a free & an open source software. Some of its features include

1)Create complete or partial screenshots quickly.

2)Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.

3)Send the screenshot to a file, the clipboard, a printer or as e-mail attachment.

Some screenshots of greenshots :)



Altough it’s not that fancy like snagit but if you are good in programming, u can add whatever feature u like to add in this application since it’s an open source application.

It can be Download from here

Want to know your hardware information

Here is a nice software CPU-Z.this software provides complete details about various hardwares installed in your PC.Also,It provides ratings for your precious RAM.And this software is free learn more about your hardware.Download it from :-)

How to see chm files in Linux

For those of u who dont know what is chm.It means compiled HTML.This is
basically used to ebook.just like we have ebooks available in pdf
format.similarly,many ebooks r available in chm.But opening chm in
widows is no problem but if u use linux than u can use these softwares
which r not available by default in linux packages.
1. chmsee
2. gnochm
3. kchmviewer

mIrc commands

Hi to all of u there.:-)

You all might have heard about mIRC, but doesn’t know what is it.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group many-to-many communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message and data transfers via Direct Client-to-Client.and mIrc is a software for irc chat on windows.U can get more info regarding mirc at;-)

Here are some list of these commands which I have read somewhere long time back

/ Recalls the previous command entered in the current window.
/! Recalls the last command typed in any window.
/action {action text} Sends the specified action to the active channel or query window.
/add [-apuce] {filename.ini} Loads aliases, popups, users, commands, and events.
/ame {action text} Sends the specified action to all channels which you are currently on.
/amsg {text} Sends the specified message to all channels which you are currently on.
/auser {level} {nick|address} Adds a user with the specified access level to the remote users
/auto [on|off|nickname|address] Toggles auto-opping of a nick or address or sets it on or off
/away {away message} Sets you away leave a message explaining that you are not currently paying
attention to IRC.
/away Sets you being back.
/ban [#channel] {nickname} [type] Bans the specified nick from the curent or given channel.
/beep {number} {delay} Locally beeps ’number’ times with ’delay’ in between the beeps. /channel
Pops up the channel central window (only works in a channel).
/clear Clears the entire scrollback buffer of the current window.
/ctcp {nickname} {ping|finger|version|time|userinfo|clientinfo} Does the given ctcp request on
/closemsg {nickname} Closes the query window you have open to the specified nick.
/creq [ask | auto | ignore] Sets your DCC ’On Chat request’ settings in DCC/Options.
/dcc send {nickname} {file1} {file2} {file3} ... {fileN} Sends the specified files to nick.
/dcc chat {nickname} Opens a dcc window and sends a dcc chat request to nickname.
/describe {#channel} {action text} Sends the specifed action to the specified channel window.
/dde [-r] {service} {topic} {item} [data] Allows DDE control between mIRC and other
/ddeserver [on [service name] | off] To turn on the DDE server mode, eventually with a given
service name.
/disable {#groupname} De-activates a group of commands or events.
/disconnect Forces a hard and immediate disconnect from your IRC server. Use it with care.
/dlevel {level} Changes the default user level in the remote section.
/dns {nickname | IP address | IP name} Uses your providers DNS to resolve an IP address.
/echo [nickname|#channel|status] {text} Displays the given text only to YOU on the given place
in color N.
/enable {#groupname} Activates a group of commands or events.
/events [on|off] Shows the remote events status or sets it to listening or not.
/exit Forces mIRC to closedown and exit.
/finger Does a finger on a users address.
/flood [{numberoflines} {seconds} {pausetime}] Sets a crude flood control method.
/fsend [on|off] Shows fsends status and allows you to turn dcc fast send on or off.
/fserve {nickname} {maxgets} {homedirectory} [welcome text file] Opens a fileserver.
/guser {level} {nick} [type] Adds the user to the user list with the specified level and
address type.
/help {keyword} Brings up the Basic IRC Commands section in the mIRC help file.
/ignore [on|off|nickname|address] Toggles ignoring of a nick or address or sets it on or off

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Swapping partition in linux

Hello everyone!

Those of u who r new to Linux might be wondering about swapping partition...No
need to think more just go on reading it.U will get it.when u install any
windows OS than u create 2 or more partition from which 1 partition is for
windows file & other partition is used for storing ur movies,software or
files.but,in Linux,,whenever u install it (for dual boot Linux &
windows,see previous post) Linux,u need to create only 2 partition.1st will be
root partition where all ur software& movies will be stored & 2nd
partition will be used for swapping.

coming to swapping, this partition is used because at any given point,your
processor would be executing certain instructions & all instructions r
stored in queue.if some instructions is big than its execution time will also
be more so other process will take time.if any process has high priority than
it has to be executed firstly but when this process comes to cpu, at that time
ur processor might be executing.some other process, so in this case,currently
executing process will be saved in the swapped partition& high priority
process will executed firstly.

if u want to know to more on any topic,do give the topic.I will try my best to provide tutorial on it.

Improve PC performance

We all want that our PC should give best performance but for that u must have to do these things.Here I will be giving 10 steps to improve your PC performance.I will be giving these 10 steps at a,it will be easy to read & understand.:-D

1.) To decrease a system’s boot time and increase system performance, use the money you save by not buying defragmentation software -- the built-in Windows defragmenter works just fine -- and instead equip the computer with an Ultra-133 or Serial ATA hard drive with 8-MB cache buffer.

2.) If a PC has less than 512 MB of RAM, add more memory. This is a relatively inexpensive and easy upgrade that can dramatically improve system performance.

3.) Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you’re not sure, here’s how to check: First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it’s important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the bootable drive will be either FAT32 or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.

4.) Disable file indexing. The indexing service extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a "searchable keyword index." As you can imagine, this process can be quite taxing on any system.

The idea is that the user can search for a word, phrase, or property inside a document, should they have hundreds or thousands of documents and not know the file name of the document they want. Windows XP’s built-in search functionality can still perform these kinds of searches without the Indexing service. It just takes longer. The OS has to open each file at the time of the request to help find what the user is looking for.

Most people never need this feature of search. Those who do are typically in a large corporate environment where thousands of documents are located on at least one server. But if you’re a typical system builder, most of your clients are small and medium businesses. And if your clients have no need for this search feature, I recommend disabling it.

Here’s how: First, double-click the My Computer icon. Next, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Next, apply changes to "C: subfolders and files," and click OK. If a warning or error message appears (such as "Access is denied"), click the Ignore All button.

5.) Update the PC’s video and motherboard chipset drivers. Also, update and configure the BIOS. For more information on how to configure your BIOS properly, see this article on my site.

6.) Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so. Windows XP can "prefetch" portions of data and applications that are used frequently. This makes processes appear to load faster when called upon by the user. That’s fine. But over time, the prefetch folder may become overloaded with references to files and applications no longer in use. When that happens, Windows XP is wasting time, and slowing system performance, by pre-loading them. Nothing critical is in this folder, and the entire contents are safe to delete.

7.) Once a month, run a disk cleanup. Here’s how: Double-click the My Computer icon. Then right-click on the C: drive and select Properties. Click the Disk Cleanup button -- it’s just to the right of the Capacity pie graph -- and delete all temporary files.

8.) In your Device Manager, double-click on the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive you have connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on Primary IDE Channel. Then click the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for both Device 0 and Device 1. Then repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.

9.) Upgrade the cabling. As hard-drive technology improves, the cabling requirements to achieve these performance boosts have become more stringent. Be sure to use 80-wire Ultra-133 cables on all of your IDE devices with the connectors properly assigned to the matching Master/Slave/Motherboard sockets. A single device must be at the end of the cable; connecting a single drive to the middle connector on a ribbon cable will cause signaling problems. With Ultra DMA hard drives, these signaling problems will prevent the drive from performing at its maximum potential. Also, because these cables inherently support "cable select," the location of each drive on the cable is important. For these reasons, the cable is designed so drive positioning is explicitly clear.

10.) Remove all spyware from the computer. Use free programs such as AdAware by Lavasoft or SpyBot Search & Destroy. Once these programs are installed, be sure to check for and download any updates before starting your search. Anything either program finds can be safely removed. Any free software that requires spyware to run will no longer function once the spyware portion has been removed; if your customer really wants the program even though it contains spyware, simply reinstall it. For more information on removing Spyware visit this Web Pro News page.:-)

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Dual-boot windows with Linux

Most of the user find it very difficult to install linux along with windows.
Reasons can be many. some wants to learn linux but don't know how to install it.
Learning linux being difficult for newbie but for fun-loving people its a great mentor also.
for our purpose,i suppose that u are running windows currently.Now please follow these steps
carefully for successfully installation of linux.
I have used fedora core 5 with windows XP

1)Go to My computer icon on desktop
right click on it & click manage option.there,double click Disk management.
on the right side all partition will be shown.

2)Don't select c: drive(if you have windows installed in this drive),instead select other drive
Note: A typical linux installation requires 4-5 GB of Hard disk only..sobefore partitioninga particular drive,make backup of that drive on some other drive or on external media.

3)After this make 3 partition with suitablesize.2 partion will be used by linux & 1 by windows

4)1st partition of linux will be our swap partition.its size should be 500 MB only.this acts as virtual memory which we have in windows.

partition size of Linux must be atleast 3 GB

6) leave 3rd partition,windows will automatically detect it.

7)Now,reboot your system & press del to enter bios setup.there under boot configuration select boot from CD-ROM f10 & enter.

8)now insert any Linux distro bootable cd into drive & ait for welcome screen.

9)at welcome screen,select install option.Installation is simple like windows.

10)during setup, it will ask to select boot loader.go for grub boot loader.LILO is also available.but grub is generally good.

11)it will ask for hard disk space where it will install itself.

12)Recall,we have created 500MB of partition,select this & then select option swap partition.

13)similarly,you created 3GB of
partition.her linux will get this partition carefully from the list of available partition.& then select option ext2/ext3 partition.ext2 is like fat/ntfs which we have in windows.

14)Now you will be presented with simple questions.for e.g choose the language from following etc.These configuration can be changed after installation also.

15)after complete installation.reboot your system & take your Linux cd out.when booting,u will be presented with grub interface where u can select which OS to boot & u will boot into that OS.

Best of Luck!
for any problem,do comment.

10 Fast and Free Security Enhancements

Before you spend a dime on security, there are many precautions you can take that will protect you against the most common threats.

1. Check Windows Update and Office Update regularly (_; have your Office CD ready. Windows Me, 2000, and XP users can configure automatic updates. Click on the Automatic Updates tab in the System control panel and choose the appropriate options.

2. Install a personal firewall. Both SyGate ( and ZoneAlarm ( offer free versions.

3. Install a free spyware blocker. SpyBot Search & Destroy (_ SpyBot is paranoid and ruthless in hunting out tracking cookies.

4. Block pop-up spam messages in Windows NT, 2000, or XP by disabling the Windows Messenger service (this is unrelated to the instant messaging program). Open Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services and you’ll see Messenger. Right-click and go to Properties. Set Start-up Type to Disabled and press the Stop button. Bye-bye, spam pop-ups! Any good firewall will also stop them.

5. Use strong passwords and change them periodically. Passwords should have at least seven characters; use letters and numbers and have at least one symbol. A decent example would be f8izKro@l. This will make it much harder for anyone to gain access to your accounts.

6. If you’re using Outlook or Outlook Express, use the current version or one with the Outlook Security Update installed. The update and current versions patch numerous vulnerabilities.

7. Buy antivirus software and keep it up to date. If you’re not willing to pay, try Grisoft AVG Free Edition (Grisoft Inc., w* And doublecheck your AV with the free, online-only scanners available at w* and _

8. If you have a wireless network, turn on the security features: Use MAC filtering, turn off SSID broadcast, and even use WEP with the biggest key you can get.

9. Join a respectable e-mail security list, such as the one found at our own Security Supersite at _, so that you learn about emerging threats quickly and can take proper precautions.

10. Be skeptical of things on the Internet. Don’t assume that e-mail "From:" a particular person is actually from that person until you have further reason to believe it’s that person. Don’t assume that an attachment is what it says it is. Don’t give out your password to anyone, even if that person claims to be from "support."

Searching for tutorials!

All your search for all tutorials on various computing technologies will come to end here...

There r large number of tutorials on various programming languages , Operating system like windows & Linux.Apart from this databases tuts on SQL,MS Access Oracle.

Web development & design is covered in too much deep with tutorials on Adobe Flex,ASP,ASP.NET, Cold fusion , CSS , Dream weaver , java, javascript, PHP, Python and much more....List goes on!

NTLDR is missing!!!

Hello to everyone,

All those who keep updating there XP might have encountered this problem.There r many causes of this problem also depending upon the cause there r different types of solutions for rectifying it.Here is step by step explanation on how to tackle it.

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check your Internet speed

Here is an excellent site which allows you to choose your download speed from various parts of the world though their servers.There servers r located at various parts of the world.Also,there site design is very nice & simple for novices too.The site i am talking of is
readers comments r always welcomed!!

Hide your IP

If u r concerned about your online privacy than u must hide your IP address.And the best way of hiding your Address is to use anonymous server THe best to suf net along with hiding your IP address can be acheived by site hides ur IP & protect ur online privacy.

Book reviews

Great site for book reviews on various computer technologies like

New CERT Guide: Botnets as a Vehicle for Online Crime,New CERT Guide: First Responders Guide - Advanced Topics,Hot Off The Press: Perfect Passwords & many more.


For administrators

Here u can find tons of articles for hacking & for administrator.Not only that this site provides link to various security websites & also to various hacking sites.Hope u enjoy.your comment will be highly appreciated.Thanks!

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8 more steps left for best performance

Here are some more tips.I am providing 8 more steps

11.) Remove any unnecessary programs and/or items from Windows Startup routine using the MSCONFIG utility. Here’s how: First, click Start, click Run, type MSCONFIG, and click OK. Click the Startup tab, then uncheck any items you don’t want to start when Windows starts. Unsure what some items are? Visit the WinTasks Process Library. It contains known system processes, applications, as well as spyware references and explanations. Or quickly identify them by searching for the filenames using Google or another Web search engine.

12.) Remove any unnecessary or unused programs from the Add/Remove Programs section of the Control Panel.

13.) Turn off any and all unnecessary animations, and disable active desktop. In fact, for optimal performance, turn off all animations. Windows XP offers many different settings in this area. Here’s how to do it: First click on the System icon in the Control Panel. Next, click on the Advanced tab. Select the Settings button located under Performance. Feel free to play around with the options offered here, as nothing you can change will alter the reliability of the computer -- only its responsiveness

15.) Visit Microsoft’s Windows update site regularly, and download all updates labeled Critical. Download any optional updates at your discretion.

16.) Update the customer’s anti-virus software on a weekly, even daily, basis. Make sure they have only one anti-virus software package installed. Mixing anti-virus software is a sure way to spell disaster for performance and reliability.

17.) Make sure the customer has fewer than 500 type fonts installed on their computer. The more fonts they have, the slower the system will become. While Windows XP handles fonts much more efficiently than did the previous versions of Windows, too many fonts -- that is, anything over 500 -- will noticeably tax the system.

18.) Do not partition the hard drive. Windows XP’s NTFS file system runs more efficiently on one large partition. The data is no safer on a separate partition, and a reformat is never necessary to reinstall an operating system. The same excuses people offer for using partitions apply to using a folder instead. For example, instead of putting all your data on the D: drive, put it in a folder called "D drive." You’ll achieve the same organizational benefits that a separate partition offers, but without the degradation in system performance. Also, your free space won’t be limited by the size of the partition; instead, it will be limited by the size of the entire hard drive. This means you won’t need to resize any partitions, ever. That task can be time-consuming and also can result in lost data.;-)

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