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The Blue Screen Of Death is getting less scary and more clean with each release of Windows. Generally termed as BSOD, appears when Windows faces a critical software breakdown and would require a restart. Earlier, Blue Screen of Deaths showed garbage values on a blue screen and a layman would not understand anything. Present day BSODs are getting more cleaner with user friendly messages. Windows 1
About ARP: ARP, which abbreviates for Address Resolution Protocol, is an efficient technique to map Network Layer addresses to its equivalent Data Link Layer addresses. In simpler terms, it is a direct linking between addresses of Data Link Layer (which are mostly MAC addresses) and Network Layer (which we term as IP addresses). Issues with and symptoms of damaged ARP Cache ARP cache is likely to
Quick Launch Toolbar is one of the most indispensable feature for most Windows user. It gives instant access to many programs and folders. Many users are habituated to it from older versions of Windows, which makes it difficult for them to adjust with the absence of Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7. Quick Launch Toolbar is disabled/hidden by default in Windows 7, but can be enabled using the foll
Upgrading from older versions of Windows, like Windows XP or Windows Vista, to Windows 7 is pretty easy. But before you upgrade, it’s important to cross-check if your computer/laptop hardware and peripherals support Windows 7 entirely. For the same reason, Microsoft has provided a helpful tool called Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. Upon installation, it scrutinizes your computer and reports whether W
Information stored on a computer is mostly of vital importance to us – may it be music, movies, family pictures or business documents. It’d be an awful nightmare to wake up one fine morning and see your computer crash leading to loss of all your data. It is important to understand that running into computer nuisance is unavoidable, which could be caused by improper user handling, virus
A web cookie or browser cookie is a small portion of text saved on a client’s computer by a web browser. A cookie contains one or more name-value pairs holding crumbs of data like user preferences, logged-in username, session identifier, or additional data needed by websites. These cookies are stored on the client’s machine like any other file. Hence, they should be cleaned up at regular inter
The DCOM DLL Host Process is executed by Dllhost.exe file and is commonly located in C:\\Windows\\System32 directory under Windows. It is a signed file by Microsoft. It majorly controls various processes in IIS (Internet Information Services) server, .Net Framework and related runtime. Windows can have numerous instances of Dllhost.exe running concurrently. If Dllhost.exe file is found at any othe
Ctrl+C may be the most important work we do every day while we work on a computer. We cannot even recall how many times we press CTRL+C. But it is a highly unsafe operation. I will explain you why CTRL+C is so unsafe and insecure. Have you ever wondered what happens when you press Ctrl+C while you are online. We do copy various data by Ctrl+C for pasting some information from one place to other.
Using Windows 7 is simply great. It’s a great operating system with many advancements and features from Microsoft. But, as always, any newly developed operating system is prone to bugs and instabilities. Microsoft too had anticipated this and therefor developed XP Mode in Windows 7. Windows 7 has many backward compatibility issues and therefor XP Mode helps in eradicating such compatibility
It is very tedious at times when you want to work with multiple windows at a time. For example, you wish to copy files from drive C: to drive D: – we open two explorer windows and navigate between the two for copying. Windows Double Explorer is a rescuer to such annoyance. This program helps you integrate two explorer windows into a single window making operations like copying, cutting, past