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How to Clean the Autorun.inf Virus

How to Clean the Autorun.inf Virus

The Autorun.inf virus attacks the primary instruction file used for the Autorun function on a CD, DVD, Flash or USB drive. When the Autorun file is corrupted, it has the tendency to spread other malicious files to your main drives and comprise your entire PC. The Autorun.inf file is a text-based fil......[Read More]
How to Fix Ddraw.dll

How to Fix Ddraw.dll

Dynamic-link library (DLL) files are pieces of code that are used by programs and Windows to perform specific processes. Programmers create software to be compatible with a DLL file instead of including the same code for the same function in each new program. This reduces the size of the application......[Read More]
Types of Virtual Memory

Types of Virtual Memory

The different types of virtual memory installed within a computer device.Richard Newstead/Lifesize/Getty ImagesJust like human memory, which is divided up into short and long-term memory, virtual memory also comes in several types. Used by computers, virtual memory comes in varying.........[Read More]
How to Disable XP Tour on Startup

How to Disable XP Tour on Startup

When you first setup your Windows XP computer, it prompts you to go through the tour. The tour is intended to guide you through Windows XP controls, components and interfaces. You can cancel the tour during the initial XP tour; however, if you did not do so, Windows XP tour launches on the taskbar a......[Read More]
How to Tether PdaNet to a PS3

How to Tether PdaNet to a PS3

PdaNet is an app available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, PalmOS and Windows Mobile phones that allows you to share the phone's Internet connection with other devices through tethering. With PdaNet you can browse the Internet via your full Web browser, check email, IM and use any other application......[Read More]
How to Hook Up Speakers on Windows XP

How to Hook Up Speakers on Windows XP

If you plan on using your computer to listen to music, watch and create videos or play video games, you must connect speakers to your computer's sound card. If your PC did not come with speakers, you can purchase computer speakers ranging from simple two-speaker systems to more advanced and more pow......[Read More]
How to Hide a Taskbar Icon with VB

How to Hide a Taskbar Icon with VB

While programming in Microsoft Visual Basic, there may be instances where you need to hide a window from the taskbar. Microsoft has made this easy to configure with only a few clicks, without the need to write specific code to handle the task.......[Read More]
How to Save a Pre-Keyed Alpha in a Video on After Effects

How to Save a Pre-Keyed Alpha in a Video on After Effects

The ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, to be faster than a speeding bullet or to be stronger than a locomotive doesn't require you to start auditioning actors from talent agencies in Krypton. The technology used to create this sort of celluloid magic has been around for years. The use......[Read More]
How to Set Up Dual Sata HD in Win XP

How to Set Up Dual Sata HD in Win XP

Windows XP contains no native drivers for SATA hard drives, so while XP can detect and install your IDE hard drives without issue, the same is not true for your dual SATA configuration. Accomplish the installation of your SATA drives by pre-installing the drivers prior to your Windows XP installatio......[Read More]
The Differences Between CCNA & MCSE Courses

The Differences Between CCNA & MCSE Courses

In the information technology, or IT field, the way to land more desirable, high paying jobs is to get certification. With these computer professionals, IT certification is a method to obtain higher pay and better jobs. Two major IT certifications are MCSE and CCNA. Knowing the differences between M......[Read More]
How to Fix XP Errors Free

How to Fix XP Errors Free

Windows XP errors crop up for a variety of reasons, including user errors (accidental erasure of files), hardware errors (failing system drives), or corruption by malware of the files on your computer. Repair these errors without cost to you by utilizing the restoration tools on your XP operating sy......[Read More]
How to Use the Add/Remove Programs Tool

How to Use the Add/Remove Programs Tool

Last used in Windows XP, the Add/Remove Programs tool permits a computer user to uninstall and repair previously installed programs, to install and uninstall optional Windows components, and to establish program access settings and default program settings. Added with Service Pack 1, the Program Acc......[Read More]
How to Install Microsoft Active Sync

How to Install Microsoft Active Sync

Microsoft ActiveSync is an application that allows users to sync data, such as e-mail contacts, pictures and music, between a computer and a cell phone. The program is compatible with XP and earlier versions of the Windows operating system. After downloading the synchronization software from the M......[Read More]
How to Reinstall Codecs for Windows XP

How to Reinstall Codecs for Windows XP

Audio and video codecs allow you to view, to listen to and to manipulate different types of multimedia files on your computer. Codecs range from Windows Media and its built-in codecs system to third-party codecs such as DivX and XviD. Outdated or damaged codecs may cause your computer to be unable t......[Read More]
How to Change the Firefox Default Home Page in Ubuntu

How to Change the Firefox Default Home Page in Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free Linux operating system that is used in personal and business environments. The Firefox web browser, a free web browsing client, is available for Ubuntu and is customizable in the same way as it is in other operating systems. If you want to change the home page on Firefox in Ubuntu, ......[Read More]
How to Read Documents on a Palm

How to Read Documents on a Palm

The Palm is a handy way to carry books and other documents with you while traveling. There are many utilities out there that let you read documents on your Palm, as well as bookmarking them and searching within the documents. To make these work for you, augment with a tool that lets you convert any......[Read More]
How to Uninstall Twain

How to Uninstall Twain

The Windows operating system requires specific files called drivers to communicate with hardware devices efficiently. For imaging devices such as printers, scanners and cameras, a specific type of driver called TWAIN is required. TWAIN has become the industry standard for transferring images from de......[Read More]
How Do You Get to Your Directory on a Computer?

How Do You Get to Your Directory on a Computer?

Windows Explorer provides a fast way of searching for specific directories with its integrated search function. You can quickly search for any directory or sub-directory and explore its contents from one window. Once the directory is found, Windows displays its entire path so that you will know exac......[Read More]
How to Manage TCP/IP Connections

How to Manage TCP/IP Connections

TCP/IP is the acronym for "transmission control protocol/Internet protocol," which is a communication framework based on a specific set of rules that computers use to share information. Using this framework, computers can identify each other, access resources across local networks and the Internet a......[Read More]
What Is Difference Between Iexplorer.Exe & Explorer.Exe?

What Is Difference Between Iexplorer.Exe & Explorer.Exe?

Explorer is the name of Microsoft's Web browser. Explorer is also the name of the file system viewer for Windows. Both of these programs can be called by their main executable file, iexplorer.exe and explorer.exe respectively. The two programs might be confusing if you're looking at a list of runnin......[Read More]