Category Archives: Windows XP

BACK UP Your Computer with FREE Acronis True Image Home Software

Thirty-Five percent of computer owners never back up their computers!* If you are one of the many people who still do not back up their computers NOW IS THE TIME TO START!!! Hard drives fail, computers get viruses, people delete … Continue reading

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UltraDefrag Hard Disk Defragmentation – Software

These days with fast processors and large amounts of memory the performance bottleneck on most computers is disk access. Start a program and watch the Disk Access led come on and wait. There are expensive solutions such as SSD drives … Continue reading

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Send To – Tip

Windows has a nifty function called Send To. Right-click on any file and the popup menu has Send To option with a little arrow next to it. When you select it a menu of options appears. Double-clicking on a file … Continue reading

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MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD – Fix

My main computer started getting random Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) MEMORY_MANAGEMENT crashes with the following code: STOP: 0x0000001A (0x00041284, 0x254BF001, 0x00003A29, 0xC0883000) These crashes usually happened in the middle of the night. In checking the Dump files (located in … Continue reading

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KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR BSOD – Fix

I’ve been having a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR on my laptop for a while. It hits when I shutdown the computer. To go with it I get the cryptic 0x00000077 (0xC00000A3, 0xC00000A3, 0x00000000, 0x32A8000) message. For me the … Continue reading

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Windows XP Floppy Boot Disk That Works – Tip

Flashing firmware or running certain utilities may require you to be in real DOS mode, but with Windows versions XP and newer it’s not so easy. I just wanted to update the bios on my SCSI card. I created a … Continue reading

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Open Windows Explorer in Folder You Want – Tip

I use Windows Explorer every day. I have a shortcut to in pinned to my start menu. I’ve been constantly annoyed that it wants to start in the “My Documents” folder. I rarely even use My Documents and am forced … Continue reading

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Open Web Page Shortcut with a Specific Browser – Tip

So you have your favorite web browser set up as your default browser but there is some site you need to use another web browser with…what do you do? Maybe there is some site that doesn’t work with your browser … Continue reading

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Outlook 2007 Stops Updating RSS Feeds Fix

Outlook 2007 has a nice RSS feed reader built in. The problem with it (Microsoft are you listening) is that it randomly just stops updating some of the feeds. It can be hard to notice when they stop updating because … Continue reading

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How to flush DNS cache in Windows XP

Bizzare Windows tip of the day. I’ve been moving a number of domains to a new server with a new IP address. While it does take several hours for the DNS changes to propagate over the Internet I found that … Continue reading

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