~ Windows XP Tweaks ~ part 2

Friday, December 29, 2006
Posted by Takumi 86


This is the 2nd part, the first part is in this page. I made this separated so it wont be too long for you to scroll down.

Hiding Find menu on Start Menu
If you enable these setting, then Find menu that were located on Start Menu will disappear. Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoFind
Data Type: DWORD
Value Data: (0 = show, 1 = hide)

Hiding Document menu on Start Menu
These setting will hide My Recent Document that were located on Start Menu.

Key : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name : NoRecentDocsMenu
Data Type : DWORD Value
Data: (0 = show, 1 = hide)

Hiding Run menu on Start Menu
These setting will hide Document folder that were located on Start Menu.

Key : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name : NoRun
Data Type : DWORD Value
Data: (0 = show, 1 = hide)

Hide Help menu on Start Menu [Win 2000]
These setting will hide Document folder that were located on Start Menu.

Key : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name : NoSMHelp
Data Type : DWORD Value
Data: (0 = show, 1 = hide)

Hiding Start Menu > Settings > Taskbar menu
If you enable these setting then the Taskbar menu that were located on Start Menu Setting will disappear.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoSetTaskbar
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Hiding Start Menu > Settings > Folder Options menu
If you enable these setting then the Folder Options menu will disappear.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value Name: NoFolderOptions
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Hiding Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel menu
If you enable these setting then the Taskbar menu that were located on Start Menu Setting will disappear.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoControlPanel
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Disable right click on Desktop & Windows Explorer
If you enable these setting then no one else can do right click on Desktop & Windows Explorer.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoViewContextMenu
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

To see the difference you need to reboot/restart.

Disable right click on Taskbar

If you enable these setting then no one else can do right click on Taskbar

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoTrayContextMenu
Data Type: DWORD Value

Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

To see the difference you need to reboot/restart.

Preventing any changes of Printer setting on Control Panel
If you worried about someone who might be changing the setting of your printer, then you need to enable these

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoPrinters
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Disappearing Start Banner on taskbar
If you enable these setting then the arrow on taskbar will disappear

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoStartBanner
Data Type: BINARY Value
Data: (00 00 00 00 = disabled, 01 00 00 00 = enabled)

Replacing Add/Remove Programs list
When you installing a program, they usually will create an option to uninstall (usually on Add/Remove Programs). But if you have had uninstalled those program and still have an entry on Add/Remove Programs, you can remove manually by going to registry editor:

key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Find the application you want to remove and click delete

Prevent any Network setting changes

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network

Value Name: NoNetSetup
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Prevent any Printer setting changes

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoPrinters
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Prevent any Password setting changes

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Value Name: NoSecCPL
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Prevent Shut Down order
The next setting will prevent someone to turn off your computer. This is much useful if you're leaving your computer for a while and you're worried if someone might shut down your PC without your permission.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoClose
Data Type : DWORD Value
Data: (0 = shutdown enabled, 1 = shutdown disabled)

Hiding all item on desktop
The next Setting will hide all item that were located on your desktop.
Key : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name : NoDesktop
Data Type : DWORD Value
Data : (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Hiding Network Neighborhood icon

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Value Name: NoNetHood
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Disabling MS-DOS Command Prompt

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WinOldApp

Value Name: Disabled
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disable, 1 = enable/prevent MS-Dos command prompt)

Prevent any Display Properties setting changes

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Value Name: NoDispCPL
Data Type: DWORD Value
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled/prevent any changes)
(Make System key : On left side panel, choose Policies, Right click, New - Key. Gives name : System. Then choose System, right click, New - DWORD Value. Gives name NoDispCPL. Double click on NoDispCPL, change 0 to 1 to prevent any Display Properties setting changes.

Disappearing arrow on shortcut
If you are installing application, we surely will see a small arrow under the application icon. How if we want to remove the arrow only? open up registry editor, on "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT", remove string value "IsShortcut" on subkey "lnkfile" and "piffile".

Editing RegisteredOwner and Organization
When you are right clicking on My Computer, you will see the sentence "Registered to". If you misspelled the owner name & the organization, You can still change it by going to :

key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

then change RegisteredOwner name, RegisteredOrganization which is located on right side panel.

Showing log on message
If your computer is one of the public computer, meaning lots of people were using it then you can add log on message. So every user will see those content of message (it could be a warning or something else)

first go to registry editor and then find the following key :

Value Name :

- LegalNoticeCaption (for the caps)
- LegalNoticeText (for the content) Data TypeString ValueData - fill with your text desired

Speed up defrag access and scandisk
To keep maintain and optimize the Windows processing, we surely need to scan it and defrag it. The following steps will add new context menu to drive. So when you are opening windows explorer and right clicking on the drive, there should be an option to "Defrag this drive" and "Scandisk this drive".

To do so, Find key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\Shell.
Make a new key, give Defrag name.

On the right side panel, at (default) section fill with "&Defragment This Drive" (type without quotes).
Make a new subkey "under" Defrag, and gives name with Command.
On the right side panel, at (default) section fill with "defrag.exe "%1" /noprompt" (type without quotes).
How to create Scandisk context menu is the same as stated above, All you need is to replace the 3 blue colored word with Scandisk, &Scandisk This Drive, and scandskw.exe /n.


Adding background image on IE toolbar

1. Open up registry editor.

2. Find key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar .

3. Make a new String Value with BackBitmap

4. Double click at BackBitmap, fill with your image path location. Example C:\My Documents\image\picture.bmp


Adding these word on autoexec.bat file :

Echo off


Echo This computer is Rossi Owned


Echo So don try to screwed up...


For %%C in(A B C D E F G H I J K L) do Dir C:\Windows >Null


Echo If you dare, BEWARE..!!!

The effect of using this is that you'll see those message everytime your computer is re-boot/booting. You can replace the echo word with your own text.
Shortcut and folder without name
This trick is simple, all you need is to right click on the folder, Rename it and hold down [Alt] + [0160]. When writing 0160, You must use the numeric keypad which is on the right side of your keyboard.

Write your name on Taskbar
Do you want your name to appear on Windows Taskbar? You can do it !
First, click Start/Settings/Control Panel menu. In Control Panel, double click Regional Settings icon.

Click on Time tab. At AM and PM column, write down your name with 8 character in maximum

Disabling registry editor

Have you ever thought to disable registry editor ? These way is very much comes in handy since it's intention is to prevent someone from editing your registry. To do so, you need to go to regedit and find these key

Key : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Data Type : REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Name that DWORD as : DisableRegistryTools
Data : (0 = enable regedit, 1 = disable regedit)

If you can change this setting properly then whenever regedit program is executed, there would be an ERROR Message to occurs. You might wondering, how to make it back to normal ? It's easy, Just follow these steps :

By using Notepad and Type like this:


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] "DisableRegistryTools"=dword:00000000

Save with random filename, but with .reg extension, example enable_regedit.reg. After that, double click at those file to enable registry editor.

How to automatically closing program
What are you going to do when your running application is not responding ? You surely will gonna hold Ctrl + Alt + Del button & continue with End Task processing to close unresponding program.

Well Actually you can automatically close this unresponded program by adding this key below:

Key HKEY_USERS\Default\ControlPanel\Desktop

Value Name : AutoEndtasks Data
Value Data : 1

See Part 1
Windows XP Tweaks


~ Windows XP Tweaks ~

Posted by Takumi 86

tweak it

Is your Windows performance is fast enough? Well actually its all depend on your PC spec, but how if we can optimize the speed? Below you'll find 30 ways to tweaking your Windows XP, there are 2 part in total, and the 2nd part is in this page

1) Hibernating Windows--
There are two ways to hibernate windows. One-->Open Task Manager and then click shutdown tab and click hibernate. Second Hidden Method id to Simply click Turn Off From Start Menu and Press Shift when the small box appears. Notice Standby changes to HIBERNATE.

2)Speed Up your performance in Windows XP
Some people find Windows XP slow and some find it good. But the simple way to boost up your XP is simply right click»»my computer »» click properties »» Advanced »» settings in performance »» Adjust for best performance.
Wait and watch. If you common tasks have gone (the boxes in each folder then go again there and check »» USE COMMON TASKS IN FOLDER.

3) Speed up your Booting
Just edit boot.ini and remove the /fastdetect word. Another way id press win+R. Type msconfig click startup tab. End the processes you do not want. Also do the same with services tab. If BITS is started please turn it off.

4) No Messenger
Tired of MSN messenger, even after disabling it, but do not want to remove it. Simply go to C:Program Files and Rename Messenger folder to Died Messenger. And if you use outlook express, It(messenger) will not start untill yo invoke it to stat.

5) Do Not Highlight Newly Installed Programs
Tired of the annoying little window that pops up to tell you that new software is installed? If it gets in the way when you’re logging off, then turn it off completely. To do this:

Click Start, right-click at the top of the Start menu where your name is displayed, and then click Properties.

In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box, on the Start Menu tab, click Customize.

Click the Advanced tab, and then clear the Highlight newly installed programs check box. Click OK, and then click OK again.

6) Turn Off Automatic Updating.
Some people might have thought that after using pirated XP copy and Connecting to the INTERNET their copy becomes some slower. So just turn off Live Update.

How to Turn Off Automatic Updates?
Click Start , click Control Panel , and then double-click System.
Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click Turn off automatic updating. I want to update my computer manually.

7) Using the Ultimate Configuration Tool (Professional Edition Only)
One of the most full featured Windows XP configuration tools available is hidden right there in your system, but most people don't even know it exists. It's called the Local Group Policy Editor, or gpedit for short. It just like old Poledit.exe.

To start this editor:
Select Start and then Run, then type the following: gpedit.msc

After you hit Enter, you'll be greeted by gpedit, which lets you modify almost every feature in Windows XP without having to go to regedit.

8) Login in Administrator
Its very easy to bypass the windows XP Admin logon window. When u started yr computer , u got a message something like this:

Admin or (whatever u make a account!!!)
Password: ..... XXX XXXX.........

some people think that its impossible to break through this, but through this article u can make it easy to break this cripy.

In order to break the Windows XP admin logon , you simply boot yr computer through Windows 2000 CD and boot up a windows XP box and start windows 2000 recivery Console, its a troubleshooting program.

Windows XP then allows us to operate victim's computer as an Administrator without a admin password, even if the Administrator account has a strong password. You can also operate other user accounts that may be present on, even if those accounts have passwords. Finally u can do anything u want on the victim's computer, copy/delete the files whatever u want .

9) Remove program from your desktop
Whenever you have to remove any software/package/program you have to go to control panel then add/remove programe and for that either go to my computer or start menu.

All you have to do is make a new shortcut on ur desktop and set its target to "control.exe appwiz.cpl" there id space between control.exe and appwiz.cpl and write without quotes. this simply would launch Addremove programs wizard.

10) Shutdown Button on Desktop
Right click on ur Desktop and create new Shortcut and type “C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32Shutdown.exe –s” without quotes in the popup box which will appear asking for a path of shortcut . Now when u will double click this shortcut it will give u shutdown message and ur computer will shutdown after some seconds. U can customize ur shutdown button with same icon which original shutdown have Just go to the properties of ur shortcut and click change icon tab select any icon u like and click apply.

Similarly u can also put restart button on ur desktop just replace –s in above line by –r
If u don’t want shutdown button on ur desktop u can the go to start > run and type Shutdown –s or –r they will do the same job. If someone tries to shutdown u remotely on the net then u can stop shutdown process but typing shutdown –a in Run.

Shutdown –s = Shutdown & restart
Shutdown –r = Restart
Shutdown –a = To abort shutdown

11) Remove Hibernation File
If you do not use hibernation, make sure you do not have it enabled, which reserves disk space equal to your RAM. If you have a hidden file on the root directory of your C-drive called hiberfil.sys, hibernation is enabled. To remove that file:

Go to Control Panel, select Performance and Maintenance, Power Options, Hibernate tab, and uncheck the Enable hibernation box.

12) Free some disk space with XP and some fast.
If you have NTFS partistions then you should stop the indexing service. This service slows your navigation of files. Whenever you click the file the XP adds that to its database for quick search. To turn it off select your all hard disks. Then right click and go to properties. And uncheck "Allow indexing service check Box".

13) Turn Off AND On System Restore.
The system Restore option is useful for some people but for most people its a sheer wastage of RAM and HDD. So according to me it should be turned off. To Change system restore settings Press Win Key + Pause/Break Key (near num lock). Go to System Restore. and change your settings.

14) Prevent XP from Unauthorised Access
This is the best way to prevent un authorised access while connected to the internet. Go to my computer properties, and select Remote tab. Uncheck Both the Check Boxes. This help you to prevent your computer from unauthorized access, while connected to the net.

15) Change Drive Letters in Windows XP
When you add drives to your computer, such as an extra hard drive, a CD drive, or a storage device that corresponds to a drive, Windows automatically assigns letters to the drives. However, this assignment might not suit your system; for example, you might have mapped a network drive to the same letter that Windows assigns to a new drive. When you want to change drive letters, follow these steps:

Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
Under Computer Management, click Disk Management. In the right pane, you’ll see your drives listed.

CD-ROM drives are listed at the bottom of the pane.
Right-click the drive or device you want to change, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
Click Change, click Assign the following drive letter, click the drive letter you want to assign, and then click OK.

16) Run safely any of downloaded EXE's.
When ever you download or copy any EXE, do not execute it straight first scan it, and then right click that exe and select Run as and then Select the current user option alongwith, protection option. This is usefull in some cases.

17) Change the Default Opening Folder in Windows Explorer
By default, Windows Explorer opens showing the My Documents folder. To change the default setting so that all top–level drives and folders are shown, follow these steps:

Click Start > Programs > Accessories, then right–click Windows Explorer, and click Properties.
Under Target field, which reads %SystemRoot%explorer.exe, add to make the line read:
%SystemRoot%explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:
Click OK.

18) Identify a 16-bit Program
Use Windows Explorer to open the folder that contains the program's executable (.exe) file. Right-click the .exe file, and then click Properties. A 16-bit program does not have a Version tab in this dialog box. {Extracts by Mr.xp}

19) Use the Desktop Cleanup Wizard in Windows XP

To start the Desktop Cleanup Wizard:
Click Start , and then click Control Panel.
In Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes under Pick a category.
Under or pick a Control Panel icon , click Display. The Display Properties dialog box is displayed.

In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Desktop tab, and then click Customize Desktop. The Desktop Items dialog box is displayed.
Under Desktop cleanup , click to clear the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days check box if you do not want the Desktop Cleanup Wizard to automatically start every 60 days.
Click Clean Desktop Now. The Desktop Cleanup Wizard starts.

20) Remove Unwanted Shortcuts
In the Welcome to the Desktop Cleanup Wizard dialog box, click Next. In the Shortcuts dialog box, a list of shortcuts are displayed in the Shortcut to Clean Up list. The shortcuts that you click are removed from the desktop and placed in the Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder on the Windows desktop.

If you do not want a shortcut to be removed from the desktop, click to clear the check box for that shortcut, and then click Next when you are finished.In the Completing the Desktop Cleanup Wizard dialog box, view the items in the Shortcuts box to confirm that you want them removed from the desktop, and then click Finish. The Desktop Cleanup Wizard moves the selected shortcuts to the Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder and then quits.

21) How to Pause or Resume Downloading (BUILT IN DAP)
After the download process has started, you can pause or resume downloading at any time. If you close your Internet connection or restart your computer after pausing a download process, Windows automatically resumes the download process the next time you are connected to the Internet. During the download process, click the icon that is displayed in the notification area, and then click Pause.

When you are ready for Windows to start downloading again, click the Automatic updating icon, and then click Resume. Restore an Update that You Previously Declined. If you decide not to download a specific update, you can prompt Windows Update to offer that update again.

Click Start , click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click Restore Declined Updates.

22) Editing explorer in windows xp
Editing explore in windows xp is very easy with available tools its not as difficult like old dos based tedious method here u need just one tool called RESOURCE HACKER.

It is a resource viewer it will show u Resources in any 32bit Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 executable files (including exe’s, dll’s, ocx’s and cpl’s) . ok go in to ur windows directory and find explorer.exe and make its two copies name them As explorer_1 and explorer_2 .exe respectively and keep them in windows folder only. We will edit explorer_1 and will keep explorer_2 as backup copy if anything goes wrong.

Open explorer_1.exe in resource hacker and go to String table and edit whatever u want to even u can change start button by ur name or anything else. After editing even a single word do not forget to click the COMPILE button.

Change icon or u can change animated message such as when u install a new programs so when u go to all programs a animated message comes “New Program Installed” u can change it by ur sentence etc. now we have edited the explore_1 now go To File menu in Resource hacker and save it as explorer_1.exe it will ask u that explorer_1.exe is already present do u want to replace it, click YES.

Now we have our edited explorer. Restart ur computer in safe mode with command prompt by pressing F8 during booting process . We will have to copy the explorer_1.exe on explorer.exe by typing command Copy C:\windowsexplorer_1.exe C:\windowsexplorer.exe.

Now restart ur computer and what u will seeing that u r working with ur edited explorer. If anything goes wrong then just copy explorer_2.exe on explorer.exe with the same process.

23) Customize Windows Media Player Title Bar
Change the title bar to read Windows Media Player provided by , so if I had entered text ‘Abhishek Bhuyan’,

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Policies | Microsoft

Create the Key [WindowsMediaPlayer]
Create String value named [TitleBar]
Data Type: REG_SZ // Value Name: TitleBar
Double click TitleBar and Enter the text to be displayed in the title bar.
Exit Registry / Reboot.

24) Increase Menu Display Speed
When you click on the Start Menu there is some delay to display the contents , just for no reason.

Effects are pretty though. The default speed can be adjusted with a quick registry entry.
The default value is 400. Set it to 0 and the delay is gone. If you are not able to adjust then pick a number that suits your style and make the change.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Control Panel | Desktop

Modify/Create String value of Data type REG_SZ Named [MenuShowDelay]
Value Data: [Default = 400 / Adjust to Preference]
Exit Registry / Reboot

25) Increase Internet Download Connections
Increase Simultaneous Internet Download Connections. Increases the number of allowed simultaneous connections to ten (10).

Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Internet | Settings

Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server]
Setting for Value Data: [0000000a]

Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [MaxConnectionsPerServer]
Setting for Value Data: [0000000a]
Exit Registry / Reboot

26) Create Legal Notice Logon Dialog Box
In situations where you need users to read a legal notice before logging on, this tweak will create the caption for the notice.

Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Windows NT | CurrentVersion | Winlogon

Modify/Create String Value of Data type REG_SZ Named [LegalNoticeCaption]
Value Data for LegalNoticeCaption: [Type the Caption for the Dialog Box]

Modify/Create String Value of Data type REG_SZ Named [LegalNoticeText]
Value Data for LegalNoticeText: [Type the Data for the Legal Notice]
Exit Registry / Reboot

27) Disable Error reporting in XP
Sometimes errors, make us very annoyed in XP so its better to disable them. Just Right click the my computer icon, click properties, go to [advance] and then [error reporting] @ the bottom, click disable error reporting, and check the check box below it.

28) Rename multiple files.
A new, small, neat feature for Windows XP deals with renaming files. I personally have always wanted the OS to include a way to do a mass file renaming on a bunch of files. You can now rename multiple files at once .Its really simple:

Select several files in Explorer, press F2 and rename one of those files to something else. All the selected files get renamed to the new file name (plus a number added to the end).

29) Disable Baloon tips.
To disable Ballon tips in Windows XP do this registry tweak

Go to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Explorer | Advanced

Create a new DWORD value, name it EnableBalloonTips, and set it equal to 0. If EnableBalloonTips is already there and equal to 1, set it equal to 0. Quit the registry editor, log off, and log back on. Voila! Your computer will stop talking down to you.

30) Sort menus alphabetically
When you install a new program for a user, it doesn’t find its place in the alphabetical Start menu hierarchy right away; it hangs out at the bottom for a little while. If your users employ the Classic Start menu, they can re-alphabetize it manually by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing Properties, clicking the Customize button next to the Classic Start Menu, and clicking the Sort button.

With the Windows XP style of Start menu, however, you don’t have an equivalent button. To make Windows always alphabetize the list, remove the permissions from the Registry key that controls the sort order for the Start menu.

To do so, go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Explorer | MenuOrder

Choose Edit | Permissions and click the Advanced button. Deselect the Inherit From Parent The Permission Entries That Apply To Child Objects check box and then click Copy when the Security dialog box pops up. Click OK and clear the Full Control entry for your account and all security groups you are a member of. Leave only Read permission.


All of the above tips and tweaks have no responsibility at all. Apply at your own risk.


See also part 2
Windows XP Tweaks part 2


Tips : How to Speed up Windows XP Booting

Posted by Takumi 86

Speed up

Just follow the following steps:

1. Open up your Notepad (C:WINDOWSNOTEPAD.exe).
2. Type in: "del c:windowsprefetchntosboot-*.* /q" (Without quote) then save as "ntosboot.bat" to C:\
3. From START menu, click on "Run..." and type in "gpedit.msc".
4. In Group Policy windows, look up at Computer Configuration, double click at Windows Settings then click again Scripts option (Startup/Shutdown). Then, at the right side panel, double click "Shutdown".
5. At Shutdown Properties boxes, click "Add...", "Browse..." at "Script Name" boxes, Allocate the file location which you just barely saved in C:\ and then apply it
6. From START menu, click on "Run..." and type in "devmgmt.msc".
7. Double click "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers".
8. Right click "Primary IDE Channel" and choose "Properties".
9. Click on "Advanced Settings" tab. replace "Auto Detection" option into "None", then click OK.
10. Right click at "Secondary IDE Channel", choose "Properties" and repeat step 9.
11. Reboot/restart your computer for new changes to take effect.

*step 1 till 5 is to removing PREFETCH when you shutdown/restart your PC. Obviously this step will took restart / shutdown for couple times


How to solved the problem (Computer)

Posted by Takumi 86

solved the problem

"Fatal error: the system has become unstable or is busy," it says. "Enter to return to Windows or press Control-Alt-Delete to restart your computer. If you do this you will lose any unsaved information in all open applications."

You have just been struck by the Blue Screen of Death. Anyone who uses Microsoft Windows would be familiar with this screen. What else can you do? More importantly, how can you prevent it from happening?

1 Hardware conflict

The number one reason why Windows crashes is hardware conflict. Each hardware device communicates to other devices through an interrupt request channel (IRQ). These are supposed to be unique for each device.

For example, a printer usually connects internally on IRQ 7. The keyboard usually uses IRQ 1 and the floppy disk drive IRQ 6. Each device will try to hog a single IRQ for itself.

If there are a lot of devices, or if they are not installed properly, two of them may end up sharing the same IRQ number. When the user tries to use both devices at the same time, a crash can happen. The way to check if your computer has a hardware conflict is through the following route:

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Device Manager.

Often if a device has a problem a yellow '!' appears next to its description in the Device Manager. Highlight Computer (in the Device Manager) and press Properties to see the IRQ numbers used by your computer. If the IRQ number appears twice, two devices may be using it.

Sometimes a device might share an IRQ with something described as 'IRQ holder for PCI steering'. This can be ignored. The best way to fix this problem is to remove the problem device and reinstall it.

Sometimes you may have to find more recent drivers on the internet to make the device function properly. A good resource is www.driverguide.com. If the device is a soundcard, or a modem, it can often be fixed by moving it to a different slot on the motherboard (be careful about opening your computer, as you may void the warranty).

When working inside a computer you should switch it off, unplug the mains lead and touch an unpainted metal surface to discharge any static electricity.

To be fair to Microsoft, the problem with IRQ numbers is not of its making. It is a legacy problem going back to the first PC designs using the IBM 8086 chip. Initially there were only eight IRQs. Today there are 16 IRQs in a PC. It is easy to run out of them. There are plans to increase the number of IRQs in future designs.

2 Bad Ram

Ram (random-access memory) problems might bring on the blue screen of death with a message saying Fatal Exception Error. A fatal error indicates a serious hardware problem. Sometimes it may mean a part is damaged and will need replacing.

But a fatal error caused by Ram might be caused by a mismatch of chips. For example, mixing 70-nanosecond (70ns) Ram with 60ns Ram will usually force the computer to run all the Ram at the slower speed. This will often crash the machine if the Ram is overworked.

One way around this problem is to enter the BIOS settings and increase the wait state of the Ram. This can make it more stable. Another way to troubleshoot a suspected Ram problem is to rearrange the Ram chips on the motherboard, or take some of them out. Then try to repeat the circumstances that caused the crash. When handling Ram try not to touch the gold connections, as they can be easily damaged.

Parity error messages also refer to Ram. Modern Ram chips are either parity (ECC) or non parity (non-ECC). It is best not to mix the two types, as this can be a cause of trouble.

EMM386 error messages refer to memory problems but may not be connected to bad Ram. This may be due to free memory problems often linked to old Dos-based programmes.

3 BIOS settings

Every motherboard is supplied with a range of chipset settings that are decided in the factory. A common way to access these settings is to press the F2 or delete button during the first few seconds of a boot-up.

Once inside the BIOS, great care should be taken. It is a good idea to write down on a piece of paper all the settings that appear on the screen. That way, if you change something and the computer becomes more unstable, you will know what settings to revert to.

A common BIOS error concerns the CAS latency. This refers to the Ram. Older EDO (extended data out) Ram has a CAS latency of 3. Newer SDRam has a CAS latency of 2. Setting the wrong figure can cause the Ram to lock up and freeze the computer's display.

Microsoft Windows is better at allocating IRQ numbers than any BIOS. If possible set the IRQ numbers to Auto in the BIOS. This will allow Windows to allocate the IRQ numbers (make sure the BIOS setting for Plug and Play OS is switched to 'yes' to allow Windows to do this.).

4 Hard disk drives

After a few weeks, the information on a hard disk drive starts to become piecemeal or fragmented. It is a good idea to defragment the hard disk every week or so, to prevent the disk from causing a screen freeze. Go to

* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter

This will start the procedure. You will be unable to write data to the hard drive (to save it) while the disk is defragmenting, so it is a good idea to schedule the procedure for a period of inactivity using the Task Scheduler.

The Task Scheduler should be one of the small icons on the bottom right of the Windows opening page (the desktop).

Some lockups and screen freezes caused by hard disk problems can be solved by reducing the read-ahead optimisation. This can be adjusted by going to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System Icon-Performance-File System-Hard Disk.

Hard disks will slow down and crash if they are too full. Do some housekeeping on your hard drive every few months and free some space on it. Open the Windows folder on the C drive and find the Temporary Internet Files folder. Deleting the contents (not the folder) can free a lot of space.

Empty the Recycle Bin every week to free more space. Hard disk drives should be scanned every week for errors or bad sectors. Go to

* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-ScanDisk

Otherwise assign the Task Scheduler to perform this operation at night when the computer is not in use.

5 Fatal OE exceptions and VXD errors

Fatal OE exception errors and VXD errors are often caused by video card problems.

These can often be resolved easily by reducing the resolution of the video display. Go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-Display-Settings

Here you should slide the screen area bar to the left. Take a look at the colour settings on the left of that window. For most desktops, high colour 16-bit depth is adequate.

If the screen freezes or you experience system lockups it might be due to the video card. Make sure it does not have a hardware conflict. Go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Device Manager

Here, select the + beside Display Adapter. A line of text describing your video card should appear. Select it (make it blue) and press properties. Then select Resources and select each line in the window. Look for a message that says No Conflicts.

If you have video card hardware conflict, you will see it here. Be careful at this point and make a note of everything you do in case you make things worse.

The way to resolve a hardware conflict is to uncheck the Use Automatic Settings box and hit the Change Settings button. You are searching for a setting that will display a No Conflicts message.

Another useful way to resolve video problems is to go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Performance-Graphics

Here you should move the Hardware Acceleration slider to the left. As ever, the most common cause of problems relating to graphics cards is old or faulty drivers (a driver is a small piece of software used by a computer to communicate with a device).

Look up your video card's manufacturer on the internet and search for the most recent drivers for it.

6 Viruses

Often the first sign of a virus infection is instability. Some viruses erase the boot sector of a hard drive, making it impossible to start. This is why it is a good idea to create a Windows start-up disk. Go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs

Here, look for the Start Up Disk tab. Virus protection requires constant vigilance.

A virus scanner requires a list of virus signatures in order to be able to identify viruses. These signatures are stored in a DAT file. DAT files should be updated weekly from the website of your antivirus software manufacturer.

An excellent antivirus programme is Mc@fee VirusScan by Network Associates ( www.nai.com.) Another is N0rt0n AntiVirus 2000, made by Symantec ( www.symantec.com. )

7 Printers

The action of sending a document to print creates a bigger file, often called a postscript file.

Printers have only a small amount of memory, called a buffer. This can be easily overloaded. Printing a document also uses a considerable amount of CPU power. This will also slow down the computer's performance.

If the printer is trying to print unusual characters, these might not be recognised, and can crash the computer. Sometimes printers will not recover from a crash because of confusion in the buffer. A good way to clear the buffer is to unplug the printer for ten seconds. Booting up from a powerless state, also called a cold boot, will restore the printer's default settings and you may be able to carry on.

8 Software

A common cause of computer crash is faulty or badly-installed software. Often the problem can be cured by uninstalling the software and then reinstalling it. Use N0rt0n Uninstall or Uninstall Shield to remove an application from your system properly. This will also remove references to the programme in the System Registry and leaves the way clear for a completely fresh copy.

The System Registry can be corrupted by old references to obsolete software that you thought was uninstalled. Use Reg Cleaner by Jouni Vuorio to clean up the System Registry and remove obsolete entries. It works on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE (Second Edition), Windows Millennium Edition (ME), NT4 and Windows 2000.

Read the instructions and use it carefully so you don't do permanent damage to the Registry. If the Registry is damaged you will have to reinstall your operating system. Reg Cleaner can be obtained from www.jv16.org

Often a Windows problem can be resolved by entering Safe Mode. This can be done during start-up. When you see the message "Starting Windows" press F4. This should take you into Safe Mode.

Safe Mode loads a minimum of drivers. It allows you to find and fix problems that prevent Windows from loading properly.

Sometimes installing Windows is difficult because of unsuitable BIOS settings. If you keep getting SUWIN error messages (Windows setup) during the Windows installation, then try entering the BIOS and disabling the CPU internal cache. Try to disable the Level 2 (L2) cache if that doesn't work.

Remember to restore all the BIOS settings back to their former settings following installation.

9 Overheating

Central processing units (CPUs) are usually equipped with fans to keep them cool. If the fan fails or if the CPU gets old it may start to overheat and generate a particular kind of error called a kernel error. This is a common problem in chips that have been overclocked to operate at higher speeds than they are supposed to.

One remedy is to get a bigger better fan and install it on top of the CPU. Specialist cooling fans/heatsinks are available from www.computernerd.com or www.coolit.com

CPU problems can often be fixed by disabling the CPU internal cache in the BIOS. This will make the machine run more slowly, but it should also be more stable.

10 Power supply problems

With all the new construction going on around the country the steady supply of electricity has become disrupted. A power surge or spike can crash a computer as easily as a power cut.

If this has become a nuisance for you then consider buying a uninterrupted power supply (UPS). This will give you a clean power supply when there is electricity, and it will give you a few minutes to perform a controlled shutdown in case of a power cut.

It is a good investment if your data are critical, because a power cut will cause any unsaved data to be lost


Playing with Hex Code

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Posted by Takumi 86


Place this code in every folder with no quotation (" ") :
Example : if there's a folder named "New Folder" add this code after New Folder

New Folder.{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
then it should turn into Taskbar & Start Menu icon

".{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}” – Taskbar & Start Menu
“.{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}” – Folder Options
“.{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}” – Network Connections
“.{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}” – Fonts
“.{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}” – Administrative Tools
“.{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}” – Schedule Tasks
“.{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}” – Scanner And Cameras
“.{1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba}” – Computer Search Result
“.{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}” – My Documents
“.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}” – Recycle Bin
“.{e17d4fc0-5564-11d1-83f2-00a0c90dc849}” – Search Result Folder
“.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}” – My Computer
“.{00020906-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}” – MS. Word 2003 Document
“.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}” – My Network Place
“.{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}” – Microsoft Internet Explorer
“.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” – Control Panel
“.{BDEADF00-C265-11d0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}” – Web Folders
“.{FBF23B40-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}” – Microsoft Internet Explorer Document
“.{F5175861-2688-11D0-9C5E-00AA00A45957}” – “Unknown”
“.{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11D1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}” – Zip Folder
“.{88C6C381-2E85-11D0-94DE-444553540000}” – MSIE Folder
“.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}” – Printer And Faxes
“.{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}” – CAB File
".{FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000}" _ making shortcut to History.
“.{D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}” – Add Network Places
Making shortcut to system (Add Network Places), to make FTP Folder, Shared Folder and Web Share. Example: FTP, ftp://yahoo.com; Website Share,

http://yahoo.com/share; Shared Folder, //yahoo.com/share.

“.{D3E34B21-9D75-101A-8C3D-00AA001A1652}” – New Bitmap Files
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“.{f39a0dc0-9cc8-11d0-a599-00c04fd64433}” – Channel Files
In WinME, this shortcut above rarely found in Startmenu. This for making channel, the function almost same as Favorites.

“.{8369AB20-56C9-11D0-94E8-00AA0059CE02}” – Cleaner for Downloaded Prog. Files.
“.{00020811-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}” - Excel Chart
“.{00020810-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}” - Excel Worksheet
“.{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}” – Microsoft Outlook
“.{00022603-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}” – MIDI Sequence
“.{3E9BAF2D-7A79-11d2-9334-0000F875AE17}” - NetMeeting App
”.{2728520d-1ec8-4c68-a551-316b684c4ea7}” - Network Setup Wizard
“.{2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}” – Menu Help
“.{3050f4d8-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B}” – HTML Application
”.{7A9D77BD-5403-11d2-8785-2E0420524153}” - User Account
”.{48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}” - StartMenu Folder
”.{7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a}” - Program Folder
".{00020810-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" Microsoft Excel Worksheet
".{00020811-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" Microsoft Excel Chart
".{00020900-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" Microsoft Word 6.0 - 7.0 Document
".{00022601-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" Media Clip
".{00022602-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" Video Clip
".{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}" Cabinet File
".{2559a1f0-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}" Search
".{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}" Run
".{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}" unknown
".{48123bc4-99d9-11d1-a6b3-00c04fd91555}" XML Document
".{62B1F4A0-A0C5-4122-8ECE-57DF88C97C33}" Adobe Photoshop Image
".{63da6ec0-2e98-11cf-8d82-444553540000}" Microsoft FTP Folder
".{64818D10-4F9B-11CF-86EA-00AA00B929E8}" Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
".{67cf8cbd-e5c0-44f7-9de5-e1d599d626d8}" OS Uninstall Disk Cleaner
".{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}" Folder Options
".{7325c922-bb81-47b0-8b2f-a5f8605e242f}" Unknow
".{73FDDC80-AEA9-101A-98A7-00AA00374959}" WordPad Document
".{750fdf0f-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}" Temporary Offline File Cleaner
".{8369AB20-56C9-11D0-94E8-00AA0059CE02}" Cleaner for Downloaded Program Files
".{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}" Briefcase
".{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}" Shortcut IE
".{9E56BE60-C50F-11CF-9A2C-00A0C90A90CE}" Icon Email
".{9E56BE61-C50F-11CF-9A2C-00A0C90A90CE}" Unknown
".{A9B48EAC-3ED8-11d2-8216-00C04FB687DA}" Content Indexer Cleaner
".{B005E690-678D-11d1-B758-00A0C90564FE}" DocFind Command
".{B50F5260-0C21-11D2-AB56-00A0C9082678}" Compress Files Cleaner
".{BDEADF00-C265-11d0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}" Web Folder
".{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}" Fonts
".{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}" Administrative Tools
".{D3E34B21-9D75-101A-8C3D-00AA001A1652}" Bitmap Image
".{D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}" Add Network Place
".{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}" Scheduled Tasks
".{EFA24E62-B078-11d0-89E4-00C04FC9E26E}" History Band

Another Hex code :

How to lock Folder in Explorer :

add this into your folder name by rename the folder then press arrow spot (->) in your keyboard once, then add this number :

If it successful, your folder will then turn into lock icon key & it cannot be opened

To open the folder, you need some application like WinRar or Winzip then allocated the lock folder & delete this part :

This will also include all the Hex code above if you decide to remove the Hex Code within every folder you place the code in


How to Turn Off Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

Saturday, December 16, 2006
Posted by Takumi 86

Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

For those who only have less income will think twice to buy an expensive original Windows. And which is why many people are prefer pirate version than the original one. This tips will show you how you can turn off Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications in the pirate version of windows with a bit forced.

1. Launch Windows Task Manager.
2. End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.(In System Tray, they may showed up, but just ignore when you see it)
3. Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
4. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32.
5. Delete WgaTray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32dllcache.
6. Launch RegEdit.
7. Browse to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotify
8. Delete the ‘WgaLogon’ folder and all its contents
9. Reboot Windows XP.


Script to find a song in Internet

Posted by Takumi 86

javascript:void(qr=prompt('Search%20Engine%20Music%20-%20 Type%20Song%20Title%20or%20Album%20Under%20This:%20','')); if(qr)location.href='http://www3.google.com/search?&num=100&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=parent+directory=&as_oq=mp3+wma+ogg+anonymous&as_eq=module+modules&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_occt=any&as_dt= i&as_sitesearch=&safe=images&as_q='+escape(qr);void%201;

type the code above into your address bar and determine which song title you are looking for

I test it with Firefox, Opera, & IE & it's works fine on me




Remember, you must copy all the code and paste it into address bar otherwise you wont see the result