Friday, March 27, 2009



when you delete a file in windows xp, it puts it in the recycle bin. its a safeguard, built into the os, so that you can always restore the file if want it
back. files in the recycle bin do takeup space in your hardisk. so to erase a file "permanently" you will have to empty the recycle bin...sort of double
handling don't you think?.
if you are sure you do not need the file, you can bypass the recyle bin and delete the file "permanently". (especially files your wife/husband should not see) how?

1) click the file you want to delete

2) hold the shift key and hit delete

3) a window will pop to give you one chance to reconsider. hit yes , thats it you file is gone.

can you recover files erased this way. answer is yes and no......but thats for another time....

another tip before i log off:
if you are keen to see detailed info of you computer, to see if your vendor has given you all that he promised in his delivery order, just do the following:

1) click start

2) select run

3) type dxdiag and hit enter

out pops the devil himself. click the tabs to look through the whole system
and you can also test your speakers and other things.........enjoy

Thursday, March 26, 2009


how would you like to make your computer run faster. if you search the web for tips on speeding up your cpu, you will get millions of site offering good advice. but where to start?

if you are not  so technical , and afraid to tweak you computer, don't be. it's quite simple. here i offer two things you can do to make your windows xp run better. 

A) we are going to make xp load faster

B) speed up processing time.

A) make xp load faster

1) click start, then click run

2) type into the box the command      msconfig

3 ) then press enter

4) in the window that just opened, click the BOOT.INI tab

5) on your right side of the window look for the timeout box

6) change the value 30 to 3 then click apply and ok.

7) reboot your computer (if you read my article yesterday this would be esay!)

8) after your computer has started, a window saying you are in dignostic mode.

9) don't worry, just click the box " do show this window again" ..thats it, your are done and xp
    will load up faster then before.

B) speed up processing time

1) go to start, then control panel, look for system and double click it

2) click the advance tab

3)  under the performance heading click settings

4) there will be four buttons there, click the " Adjust for best performance", then apply and ok

5) that it, you are done.  if you don't like how your graphics look , go back and change to your
   original settings. the best performance mode, removes all the extra graphics that are loaded
   to xp during start up. its your choice ..... less xp graphics will speed up your computer.

hope this helps.......enjoy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


how would you like to shutdown your computer using just keyboard or with just a click of an icon?......if your are game for it lets start.

1) right click you mouse on your desktop

2) choose new then shortcut in the box that just opened

3)IN the blank box type in the following :
shutdown -s -t 0

4) note the spaces between shutdown and -s and -t and 0(zero)

5) click next and enter a suitable name for the shortcut

6) next right click the shortcut you just made, go to properties

7) click the mouse in the shortcut key box (don't worry about the none)

8) press the ctrl key and the end key

9) the box will now show ctrl+alt+end

10) next click change icon buton and click ok if any message box appears

11) choose a new icon for you short cut and click APPLY, THEN OK, and you are done!

12) so anytime you want a fast shutdown just hit the ctrl+alt+end
key on you key board ,your computer will shutdown......

13) you can also double click you new icon to shutdown.

note: if you want to rebot after shut down, just create another shortcut
and change the -s to -r in line no 3.
go ahead and try.....enjoy!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


MARCH 28 is earthday....please do your part to save our precious enviroment...

there is a movement in malaysia requesting everyone in malaysia to

switch off all your lights in your home for one hour on march 28 at 2030hrs(8:30pm).

this is a great idea, hope all my readers will support this event......

do you part to save mother earth!!!!