Laptop Hd Not Recognized

Laptop Hd Not Recognized

My computer is not recognizing my hard drive in my toshiba satellite a305-s6857 therefore it will not boot up windows (and when booting up BIOS it says there isnt a hard drive).

I was wondering how to go about testing it because I just got back from some nerd shop and he said he was going to charge a 250 buck labor fee + 400 bucks to install a new hard drive if needed. What is a good program or how should I go about testing my hard drive to see if it needs to be replaced?
How To Install Windows Xp On Laptops

How To Install Windows Xp On Laptops

My hard drive has been wiped and has no boot sectors.I tried to load up the CD with XP

it gets to the screen where i select the partition i wish to install the OS onto I get the Blue screen that tells me a problem has occurred and I need to shut down.
I've used this same CD on my desktop computer and it worked fine.
Then i changed my harddrive SATA to ATA and it worked.
RAM: 4 x 512 Mb vs 2 x 1Gb

RAM: 4 x 512 Mb vs 2 x 1Gb

RAM: 4 x 512 Mb vs 2 x 1Gb

Shouldn't erally be a difference, since they would both work in dual channel mode. As long as they're in pairs, it's good. But 2x1Gb is better becuase if you want to add more later, you can just add some, and don't have to take out some first.
How To Rip Audio From Video File?

How To Rip Audio From Video File?

How To Rip Audio From Video File?

There are many methods depending upon the video container used. But for general use just using Media Player Classic DSM converter works fairly well.

Open the DSM converter in the File->utils menu.
Right click the window and add file.
then right click the audio and select demux.

Php Script To Read & Copy File

Php Script To Read & Copy File

Php Script To Read & Copy File

Script to read and copy the contents of a text file to another file. Hope it works.
$filename = 'filename.txt';
$desturl = '';
$content = file_get_contents("$desturl");

// Check to see if file is writable
if (is_writable($filename)) {

// In our example we're opening $filename in append mode.
// The file pointer is at the bottom of the file hence
// that's where $content will go when we fwrite() it.
if (!$handle = fopen($filename, 'a')) {
echo "Cannot open ($filename)";

// Write $somecontent to our opened file.
if (fwrite($handle, $content) === FALSE) {
echo "Cannot write to file ($filename)";

echo "Successfully wrote the contents of <b>($newfile)</b> to <b>($filename)</b>";


} else {
echo "Error, $filename is not writable";

WordPress and other questions

WordPress and other questions

1.How do I use this theme I just downloaded from this template and script section
Answer: You need to upload the theme to the appropriate folder on your wordpress install.

2.If I need to use a FTP Client which one is the best to use?
Answer: You Need to use FTP, unless you're willing to upload more than 100 files by hand =P The one I use is FileZilla, its quite popular, and really good. Its also free

3. If I download a script how do i use it? (any script in the Temp&Script Section)
Answer: You need to upload the script to a hoster, and configure it, the readme should tell you how to configure it. (Usually edit the config.php or file. Or it has an installer that you access online)

4. What is the best webhost?
Answer: That is unanswerable. You can have webhosts that cost 100's of dollars a month (dedicated servers) and you can have cheap 1&1 plans for 10 bucks a month. There are also many Free webhosts out there, some are good, many are not.

5. If I download a FTP can I "multi-upload" to that webhost?
Answer: If by that, you mean if you get a webhost which has FTP, then yes, you can multi-upload to that host. It can be 10 files, or 1,000 files. As long as you have free space, you can upload all the files you want at once.
Duel Boot For Vista

Duel Boot For Vista

Duel Boot For Vista

You need an extra partition to Dual Boot Vista..Create a partition or resize your existing partition and install the 64 bit vista won't be able to have both installed in the same partition..
What Is Pros And Cons Of Windows Update?

What Is Pros And Cons Of Windows Update?

This question raised after a problem I faced a few weeks ago. That time, after passing the validation test for a application, my laptop automatically updated itself with the windows update.

However, after a few days, Vista identified that my application is not genuine anymore. Though now problem's solved, I read somewhere that the best way to avoid this problem to happen again in the future is to DISABLE WINDOWS UPDATE.

I just would like to know what are the pros and cons to turn off this automatic windows update?


1) you'll have control over which updates are installed - in some instances updates will fix something and break something else.
In fact it is best practice in many professional environments only to update with hot fixes that are specifically aimed at specific needs (e.g. if you dont need .NET 3 for any of your apps, there's no need to install it and related updates to it).

Forces Restart

you have to check for updates manually and if following the above approach check out every update to see if it is needed - a time consuming process

In general it is advice able to use auto update to make sure that the machine is always patched with the latest security fixes.

Keeps viruses away (only from the security exploits, NOT an anti virus)
How To Connect  PC And  Antenna For Clear Signals

How To Connect PC And Antenna For Clear Signals

A)How can you make a connection between the PC and the antenna? I mean lets say that i do get the antenna, how can it communicate with the PC and send/receive packets?

B)How did you create this reflector and where do you place it?

C)What does a wireless repeater do, and is it a good option as well.

D)Can you connect to more than one wireless network the same time?

E)Can you create an access point with just the adapter or do you always need the modem/router in order to set the AP?

F)And last but certainly not least, what are the known health hazards with living on an environments with radio frequencies being broadcasted all over the place?
Wireless Internet Share: Weak Signal Problem

Wireless Internet Share: Weak Signal Problem

My friend leaves couple of houses next to me and i wonder if i can share his connection. I can see his access point from inside my house but signal is weak to lock on.

Is the port forwarding the same? Can i use wirelessly he ports that are unlocked from the router for faster torrent and direct downloading?

Are there any 3rd party software for finding and connecting to open networks? The one coming with my wireless adapter is not that handy. I have an asus eee 701 with an atheros wireless adapter and i need to set separate profiles typing the SSID name each time i want ot connect wirlessly.
How To Connecting Laptop To TV - Sound Output

How To Connecting Laptop To TV - Sound Output

I can connect my laptop VGA to VGA since both my laptop and TV have VGA connectors. But when I do this the sound comes out of the laptop,

when I would like it to come out of the TV. Is there some sort of cable I could buy or maybe some settings I could change to make this work?

My TV has component, RGB and HDMI connections but my laptop doesn't have HDMI port.
Hardisk Not Detected

Hardisk Not Detected

My hdd seems to be dead.just want to confirm is it hdd or mainboard problem?
yesterday when go back to my pc it's already at post screen showing hdd not detected by cmos.

I can heard a tick tick sound about every 2 seconds around the hdd sounds like something wanted to start but fail to start.

i have 2 hdd they all not detected.somehow i get it to work by detached one drive.
the working hdd doesn't have the tick tick sound
How To Stop The Falshing MSN

How To Stop The Falshing MSN

How To Stop The Falshing MSN

When someone Messages you on MSN and it flashes Orange On your Start Bar.

All you should have to do...
1. Tools > options > Alerts and Sounds.
2. Untick Display alerts when message is recieved > click Apply > click OK.
3. Then restart your msn.
Limited or No Connectivity Wireless Connection Problem

Limited or No Connectivity Wireless Connection Problem

My wifi was working fine this whole week, then I my computer always starts up with TOR, and I was trying to fix it so it connects to the network

and somehow today magically it decides to connect so im like ahh sweet this is badass.

Next thing I know I had to go somewhere and turned off my computer. I come back and TOR doesn't work and neither does my wifi signal.

First disable TOR. Then see if you can get to the wireless router configuration page. If you can't, then reset the router. This can be done by unplugging it from power and plugging it back in. Wait a couple minutes for it to boot up and try again.

If you still can't connect, go to the router and plug your computer into the router directly with an Ethernet cable. You have to disable your wireless connection in order to use the wired connection properly without doing tricky things. Try going to the configuration page.

If you still can't access it then the TCP/IP settings could be wrong on your laptop. Try setting your IP address to one in the range of the router. For example if your router's config page is this:

Then try an IP address of:

With a subnet mask of:

If it still doesn't work, try resetting the router to its default settings. This is usually done by holding the reset button in the back of the router for up to a minute. Then you should be able to access the router config page. If you have to reset the router's settings, you will need to set the settings that you had before (all wireless settings, any port forwarding, custom router IP address, WAN username and password, router password, etc.)

Once you get into the router configuration, double-check the wireless settings. Make sure that they are the same on your computer. Then unplug the cable and try connecting wireless. Disable all security settings and try again if it still won't work. Once you get it working, enable the security settings one at a time.

Sims 3 Save Files Lost

Sims 3 Save Files Lost

I just go to play the game like normal, get to the load saved game screen and my file isn't there. NOT THERE!!!!

I check the saved game directory, and there's nothing there. What the hell has happened!!!I don't get it.
The only thing i can think of is the last time i played it the game crashed and i stopped when that happened. But it has crashed on me before with no data loss - accept of course the time between my last save point and the crash. But not the entire saved file.
Does Humans Have Caused The Global Warming Effect ?

Does Humans Have Caused The Global Warming Effect ?

There is a severe lack of evidence to draw the conclusion that humans have caused the global warming effect. On the contrary, there is strong evidence to support that man is not responsible for this phenomenon.

Ice core records over the past 650,000 years show that CO2 has succeeded temperature change. If CO2 causes global warming, how does this work?
Networking: Bandwidth/Internet Speed Distribution

Networking: Bandwidth/Internet Speed Distribution

Networking: Bandwidth/Internet Speed Distribution.
I have two computers (lets say A and B). There is a router R. Now, A and B are connected to the internet through the same router.

Now, my question is, will the bandwidth/internet speed be equally distributed between A and B.
If suppose A is downloading something through IDM, then will B suffer from low internet speed while surfing?

How To Solve Firefox HTML Icon Problem

I use Mozilla Firefox as default browser, but all my HTML Files icon isn't correct as it selected in Windows Setting.
I try to re-install Firefox but nothing happened.

Solve Firefox HTML Icon Problem

I have tried to remove Old Registry and reboot..

@="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox,1"

then adding The New Registry reboot again.. But useless.

Then i delete this file then reboot
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\IconCache.db

And problem solved.:)

Buying, Comparison New Laptops

Buying, Comparison New Laptops

I am planning to buy a new laptop. now i've narrowed it down to these final choices.

Acer aspire 6930-6049
* Processor Brand: Intel®Processor Type: Centrino Core™ 2 Duo processor T5800
* Processor Speed: 2.0GHz
* Bus Speed: 800MHz
* Level 2 cache: 2MB
* RAM: 3072MB
* RAM expandable to: N/A
* Memory Type (RAM): DDR2 SDRAM
* Hard drive size: 320GB
* Hard drive speed: 5400RPM
* DVD Drive: Blu ray
* Burns CD/DVDs: Yes
* Lightscribe: No
* Display Size: 16"
* USB 2.0: Yes, 4
* Serial Bus: N/A
* DVI (digital video interface): N/A
* HDMI: Yes
* Ethernet: Yes
* Wireless: Yes, Intel 5100agN
* Dial-up Modem: Yes
* Video Memory: 512MB, dedicated, and 768MB , shared
* Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
* Operating System: Windows® Vista™ Home Premium
* Mouse: Yes, touchpad
* Speakers: Yes, built-in
* Cables: Yes
* Webcam: Yes
* Height: 17.1cm
* Width: 14.3cm
* Length: 6.3cm
* Weight: 5.2kgs
General Features
* Additional Features: N/A
* UPC: 884483254378
* Manufacturers Part Number: LX.ABL0X.001
* Product Warranty: 1- Year

Acer aspire 6930-6496
* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6400 (2MB L2 cache, 800MHz)
* Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, dual boot in English or French
* 320GB SATA hard drive, 5400RPM
* 16.0" HD high-brightness (220-nit) Acer CineCrystal TFT LCD, (1366 x 768 pixels), 8ms response time
* 8x Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM)
* NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS with up to 2303 MB of TurboCache (512 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 1791 MB of shared system memory)
* Dolby Home Theater audio enhanced sound with two built-in stereo speakers and one Acer Tuba CineBass booster supporting low-frequency effects
* Ports include Acer EasyPort IV connector, ExpressCard /54 slot, 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD), 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port with HDCP support, eSATA port, Consumer infrared (CIR) port, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support Microphone-in port, Line-in port, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter
* Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi network connection, V.92 Modem, Gigabit Ethernet
* Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting enhanced Acer PrimaLite technology
* 48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack:
* Energy Star 4.0
* Installed software includes Acer Empowering Technology (Acer ePower, , eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Arcade, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer GameZone, Adobe Reader, CyberLink PowerDirector trial version, McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 day trial, NTI Media Maker, Microsoft Works 8.5 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial (60 day)
* 1.7" (H) x 15.7" (W) x 11.5" (D)
* 7.28 lbs
* 1-year limited warranty.

DellTM Studio 17
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Intel® Centrino® 2 Mobile Technology - Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor P8600

Operating System
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Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

Intel® Cantiga GM45 Chipset

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3GB DDR2 SDRAM (1x1GB + 1 x 2GB)

Hard Drive
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320GB3 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

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17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) CCFL Display with TrueLifeTM

Network Card
Internal 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Graphic Card
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256 MBATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

Sound Card
Integrated Stereo Sound

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Disk drive
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Slot Load 8X max DVD+/-RW with DVD+R double layer write capability

I/O Ports
VGA, RJ11 (via optional USB dongle), RJ45, 3 Audio jacks (1 line-in, 1-line out, 1 Mic-in), 1 ExpressCard 54mm slot, 3 mini-card slots, 1394a, consumer IR, 4 USB 2.0 ports (SR), 1 HDMI, Sim socket

6-cell Primary Battery

1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
Dell Recommends Dell Care Plus

DellTM Studio 15
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Intel® Centrino® 2 Mobile Technology Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor P8600

Operating System
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Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

Intel® Cantiga GM45 Chipset

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4GB Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM (2 x 2GB)

Hard Drive
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320GB2 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

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15.6” 720p WLED (1366x768) TrueLifeTM

Network Card
Internal 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Graphic Card
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512MB ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 4570

Sound Card
Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer

CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Disk drive
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Slot Load 8X max DVD+/-RW D with DVD+R double layer write capability

I/O Ports
VGA, HDMI 3x USB 2.0 (1x USB/E-SATA combo, 2x standard) IEEE 1394a / Gigabit NIC (no RJ11 – via dongle for USB External Modem) 1x Stereo in, 2x headphone/speaker out 8 in 1 media card reader ExpressCard 34

6-cell Primary Battery

1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
Dell Recommends Dell Care Plus

HP pavillion dv7-1025nr
* 2.26GHz Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8400, 3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB
* 4096MB DDR2 RAM, expandable to 8192MB
* 320GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
* 17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition Brightview Infinity display, 1680 x 1050 resolution
* NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB dedicated and up to 2302MB total available graphics memory
* LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW drive with Double Layer support
* Altec Lansing audio with sub-woofer
* Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN, 56k modem
* 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
* 101-key compatible keyboard
* Touch pad with on/off button and dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad
* 1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
* Ports include 4 USB 2.0 (4th port shared with eSATA), eSATA + USB 2.0, 2 headphone-out, mic-in, HDMI, VGA (15-pin), RJ-11 (modem), RJ -45 (LAN), Expansion Port 3, IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin), Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
* Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1, English
* Software includes Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (including 60 days complimentary live update), HP Help & Support Center, HP PC Recovery (Softthinks Restore Solution), HP Wireless Home Network Setup, HP Total Care Advisor, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition (60-day trial version), HP Smart Web Printing, Vongo, HP PhotoSmart Essentials, HP Quick Play, Muvee autoProducer, Cyberlink DVD Suite, HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent, HP Easy Internet Signup (part of HP Easy Setup
* Includes earbud headphones, remote control, HP Webcam and integrated microphone
* Onyx and chrome HP Imprint 2 finish
* Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
* 90W AC Adapter
* 8-cell Lithium-Ion battery
* 1.31/1.66"H x 15.59"W x 11.22"D
* 7.64lb
* 1-year limited hardware and software warranty with 24/7 phone support.

Processor Description
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Name Core2 Duo T6400
Processor Speed (MHz) 2000
Processor Cache Memory (KB) 2048
Front Side Bus 800
System Memory
Standard RAM (MB) 2048
Upgradeable RAM (MB) ---
Hard Disk Drive Type
Inbuilt Hard Disk Drive Capacity (GB) 250
Optical Drive
CD ROM Drive
DVD Drive
Combo Drive
DVD Writer Drive
Display Features
Display Screen Size (Inches) 16.4
Maximum Display Resolution (dpi) 1600 x 900
Screen Type Clear Bright
Video Display Card
Video Display Card Dedicated
Manufacturer ATI
Video Card Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Video Card Memory Type Dedicated
Video Card Memory (MB) 256
Internet and Fax Utilities
Internal Modem
Modem Speed (Kbps) 56
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
Sound Card
Sound Card Make Intel High Definition Audio
Fingerprint Reader
Built-in Camera
Resolution (Mega Pixel) 1.3
Computer Interfaces (Ports and Cards)
Express Card 1
Serial Port 0
S-Video 0
USB Port 3
Fire Wire 1
Bluetooth 1
Infrared Port 0
Digital Media Reader 3
Operating System
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Type of Mouse Touchpad
Machine Dimensions
Width (mm) 384
Depth (mm) 261
Height (mm) 37
Weight (Kgs) 3.1
Battery (Type) Li Ion
Battery Life (Hours) 2
Colour Options Aroma Black
More Features
Unique Feature HDMI Output connector
After Sales Service
Warranty Period (Years) 1

Manuel Crack Install of Terminator Salvation Pc Game

Manuel Crack Install of Terminator Salvation Pc Game

For Manuel Crack Install of Terminator Salvation Pc Game you need....

1- Download ISCabVu.exe

2- open data1.hdr

3- go to view - components

4- extract all files inside on grin exes, grin exesvistaonly, bundles, video, context (the language you want), root.

5- create video folder and levels folder put bik files in video and the root stuff on levels folder.

6- the folder named videos SHOULD be in a folder called data.

folder contents:



x:\\data\videos *.*

Now everything should be working!!!

just mount image with daemon tools & play

make sure to install the openal, physx from the release. ALSO the foldername MUST BE lowercase.


\TerminatorSalvation\data\cutscenes\ --->EMPTY
\TerminatorSalvation\data\movies\ ---> EMPTY
Firefox Video DownloadHelper(Plugin) Issues

Firefox Video DownloadHelper(Plugin) Issues

I can't even erase any of my history or cache without it crashing. And it still won't erase it. And Second whenever I try to download let's say Video DownloadHelper(Plugin)

I get this message

Firefox could not install the file at

because: Unexpected installation error
Review the Error Console log for more details.
Problem with torrent download speeds

Problem with torrent download speeds

I usually download al app,games and movies using torrents.I download them from or and I make sure I download the torrents with good number of seeds and leeches, and when I start the torrent the seeds/leech column shows huge number but I'm not able to get full speed.

I'm having a 2MBPS connection which gives me a download speed of 250KBPS,but I'm not able to get even 50KBPS from each torrent.
Earlier though I start only one torrent it use to pull full speed (250KBPS) easyly but I'm able to do that now.
I'm running on WinXP,using Kaspersky 2009 and torrent software BitLord

Is there anything that I can do or edit the settings or tweak so that I get ood sped for each torrent.
Free Docx to pdf Converter

Free Docx to pdf Converter

Where i can find good tool that can make a proper conversion from .docx to .pdf while maintaining high image quality as well.

I tried a number of converters such as MS 2007 plugin, pdf distiller,... ect but each have their own problems such as skipping equations or not preserving image quality
Noise Coming From New hard Drive

Noise Coming From New hard Drive

Im using a maxtor 500gb sata hard drive and have noticed a ticking noise coming from it, its a brand new hard drive not more than 3 days old usually ticking noises means that its near its death but how can that be when its brand new?

i aint dropped it, i took all the precautions to prevent static, everything else is working fine

i mean the hard drive is working, i can access all my data and start programs with ease

i only have the 1 hard drive in my system so there is no raid config to be done
its set to ide in the bios and it picks up both my sata hard drive and dvd drive no problem.
Nod32 Screws With  fileserver downloads.

Nod32 Screws With fileserver downloads.

Whenever i download files, nod seems to scan them as they get to completion. I am using IDM for downloads but this happens even with firefoxs default download manager. Download seem to get stuck at 99% and they dont get to complete.

How can i prevent this and get them to reach completion before nod screws with them? Cause i'm trying to download a portable version of photoshop cs4 and this keeps happening from yesterday.
Use Graphics Card on laptop externally?

Use Graphics Card on laptop externally?

Is there any type of mad hack/mod that allows you to connect a graphics card externally for use in a laptop?
For example i'm interested in purchasing an nvidia quadro series for CAD applications, but i want to connect it externally somehow so that the laptop can make use of its capabilities.

Parse, Syntax error:  unexpected '@' In PHP

Parse, Syntax error: unexpected '@' In PHP

I have a small problem with my flash form all works great exept this problem, when I hit submite button it spits out this error

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '@' in /***/www/***/***/httpdocs/***/processEmail.php on line 10

form it self is same as all the other forms u get with flash template


$your_company = $_GET[�company�];
$your_name = $_GET[�your_name�];
$your_phone = $_GET[�phone�];
$your_email = $_GET[�email�];
$your_message = $_GET[�message�];

$recipient = ��;

$subject = �Someone has submited your form�;

$headers .= �Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1';

$content = "<html><head><title>Breez Designs Contact Form</title></head><body><br />";
$content .= "Company: <b>" . $your_company . "</b><br />";
$content .= "Name: <b>" . $your_name . "</b><br />";
$content .= "Phone: <b>" . $your_phone . "</b><br />";
$content .= "E-mail: <b>" . $your_email . "</b><br /><hr /><br />";
$content .= $your_message;
$content .= "<br /></body>";

// The mail() function allows you to send mail.
<body bgcolor="#282E2C">
<div align="center" style="margin-top:60px;color:#FFFFFF;font-size:11px;
Your message was sent. Thank you.
<script>resizeTo(300, 300)</script>

and this is my submite buttom code in flash form

on (rollOver)
on (releaseOutside, rollOut)
on (release)
_parent.t1_2 = "Your full name:";
_parent.t2_2 = "E-mail address:";
_parent.t3_2 = "Your telephone:";
_parent.t4_2 = "Message:";
on (release)

How To Compare Strings In Java Programming

How To Compare Strings In Java Programming

I am trying to compare strings using eclipse. So when I type in square, it should match up with the "square" and then return a true statement.

But when I use the scanner to input the string, the string doesn't get compared right.
However, if I make a String shape and had its value as "square", then the if statement works. So it just doesn't work with the scanner. Anyone have any ideas?

My code is like this and I have everything declared, but I didn't want to type it out:

Scanner in = new Scanner(

shape = in.NextLine();

if (shape == "square") { true}
else {false}

Redirection PHP Page With Same Header Footer

Redirection PHP Page With Same Header Footer

I have created the site with php.Nnow i have to link the page but not in usual hyperlinking type where you hyperlink to the page like support.php or anything

I want to add the redirection in fashion of index1.php?id=1 so that i dont have to change the header and footer of the page everytime and only thing changes is the middle content
Counting Referral Contest MYSQL/PHP Problem

Counting Referral Contest MYSQL/PHP Problem

I'm creating a referral contest for my site
Now i need it to stop counting referrals on the contest page when i reached 1000members in total

I have created a config file with de code below in

$end = 1000;

The conest.php file is selecting the top 10 referrals like i want it
But now i dont know wich code i need to add to stop counting
Anyone can help me?

The contest.php file

<? include("header.php");?>
<table width="85%" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5" align="center">
<p align="center"><font size="2"><br>
</font><b>Contests</b><font size="2"><br>
<p><font size="2"><b>Below are the current contests:</b></font></p>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2">- Referral contest<br>

require ('config.php');

$tablaaa = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM tb_users ORDER BY referals DESC LIMIT 10");

while ($registroe = mysql_fetch_array($tablaaa)) {

echo "
<td>". $registroe["username"] ."</td>
<td>". $registroe["referals"] ."</td>

<font size="2"><br>
<hr align="left">
<? include("footer.php");?>

Now what do i need to add to stop mysql count on the amount i setup in the config file?
IP Banned From An Online Game

IP Banned From An Online Game

IP Banned From An Online Game

I was banned from a game called a few months ago, and I would like to get back. The problem is;

- I can't visit their website

It loads for about 2 minutes, then gives me "Connection timed out" etc.

- I have tried IP Spoofer, to open the game client and login, but it also does not work because the game client connects to the website first to be able to login.

- I have also tried a MAC Spoofer. This worked several times until I was banned and unable to view their website.

- I did try a web proxy, and this allowed me to view their website, but I cannot use a web proxy when I launch the game client; and the game client visits the website first before I can play. So basically you must login first to play the game, but the login section is located on a website (the website I am unable to visit)

My computers are all connected to routers, and all 3 computers cannot visit that site either. I believe my IP address is static because it has stayed the same for years.

I don't know if there is any other way to get around this, I'm thinking it is because my IP is static,
Free Unlimited Backup Space Websites

Free Unlimited Backup Space Websites

I am looking for a large amount of free backup space, more preferably unlimited backup space. I know websites like can have files uploaded to them, but I am looking to upload tons of pictures,docs

, songs, etc in "folders". I have all of these backed up in a local area, but I would like to have something like mediafire for folders of files rather than having to single files at a time. Also, it should be free, which is kind of hard to find.


You cant find free unlimited storage space. You can try to cheat the system by creating multiple free user accounts but then you risk everything being deleted for abusing it. If you are to use a public free site for uploading warez you must password it else it will be deleted. they do look through your files nothing is private, also the thing with some free hosting sites is they hate password files but either way you cant let em know its warez what you are upping. if its your personal pictures then no one gives a ~love~ about them unless they are nudes? I dunno.

Well lets see you can use Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, Sendspace, Megashares, Adrive, all offer free accounts and what they allow you to upload is limited they all vary in sizes but its the best you can get for free. You know. Megashares is probably the way to go since you can upload like 8GBs or more at a time which is pretty nice if you have fast internet.
How To Watch A Tv-Show With Subtitles On Pc ?

How To Watch A Tv-Show With Subtitles On Pc ?

How To Watch A Tv-Show With Subtitles On Pc ?

Is it possible to watch a tv-show with subtitles on the pc? And if it's yes, is there a good software for it?

I have ConvertXtoDvd 3 and recently I burned a movie on a dvd and I had some space (50mb or something) left over. I'm planning to burn the Godfather (I, II and III) and they're over 2 hours. Is it possible to burn them on one dvd (not the whole thing, just one movie)? And if you can do that, what is the maximum time you can burn?
How do I install Win' XP On Dell Inspiron 1525

How do I install Win' XP On Dell Inspiron 1525

How do I install Win' XP On Dell Inspiron 1525

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, Vista Home Premium pre-installed on it.I want to install a good version of Windows XP on Drive D:

I need help with:
- Downloading a good version of XP
- Installing that version on Drive D

I want to keep my vista home premium on this drive (C) in case XP doesn't work well, hence the reason why I want it on Recovery Drive
How to use a proxy server from behind a router

How to use a proxy server from behind a router

I have ASDL internet connection .and a Wireless router Dlink.

I want to use proxy server to watch a TV show in different country.

These shows are only available if I was connected internet from that country,

I tried to use proxy server within my Firefox browser but it would still knows that's I'm not from ....somehow.

I.m just guessing now that whatever proxy I use on my PC it doesn't matter,, it will still show my routers IP address .
How To Change Master Volume Code (Visual Basic 6)

How To Change Master Volume Code (Visual Basic 6)

Firstly set up your form.

You need one Slider (Named Slider1) To get the slider, press control + T and scroll down to the bit that says "Microsoft Windows Common Controls X.0 (SPX)" Insert that and it will be on there.

Now for the code on the form.

the code is :

Private Sub Form_Load()
Slider1.Value = GetVolume
End Sub

Private Sub Slider1_Change()
SetVolume Slider1.Value
End Sub
Private Sub Slider1_Scroll()
End Sub

And now, insert a module, and put this code:

Option Explicit

Private hMixerHandle As Long
Private uMixerControls(20) As MIXERCONTROL

Private Const MMSYSERR_NOERROR = 0
Private Const MAXPNAMELEN = 32
Private Const MIXER_LONG_NAME_CHARS = 64

Private Declare Function mixerOpen Lib "winmm.dll" (phmx As Long, _
ByVal uMxId As Long, ByVal dwCallback As Long, ByVal dwInstance As Long, _
ByVal fdwOpen As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function mixerGetLineInfo Lib "winmm.dll" Alias _
"mixerGetLineInfoA" (ByVal hmxobj As Long, pmxl As MIXERLINE, _
ByVal fdwInfo As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function mixerGetLineControls Lib "winmm.dll" Alias _
"mixerGetLineControlsA" (ByVal hmxobj As Long, pmxlc As MIXERLINECONTROLS, _
ByVal fdwControls As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function mixerSetControlDetails Lib "winmm.dll" (ByVal hmxobj _
As Long, pmxcd As MIXERCONTROLDETAILS, ByVal fdwDetails As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function mixerClose Lib "winmm.dll" (ByVal hmx As Long) As Long
Private Declare Sub CopyMemory Lib "kernel32" Alias "RtlMoveMemory" _
(Destination As Any, Source As Any, ByVal Length As Long)
Private Declare Function GlobalAlloc Lib "kernel32" (ByVal wFlags As Long, _
ByVal dwBytes As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GlobalLock Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GlobalFree Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function mixerGetNumDevs Lib "winmm.dll" () As Long
Private Declare Sub CopyStructFromPtr Lib "kernel32" Alias "RtlMoveMemory" (struct As Any, ByVal ptr As Long, ByVal cb As Long)
Private Declare Function mixerGetControlDetails Lib "winmm.dll" Alias "mixerGetControlDetailsA" (ByVal hmxobj As Long, pmxcd As MIXERCONTROLDETAILS, ByVal fdwDetails As Long) As Long

End Enum

cbStruct As Long
dwControlID As Long
dwControlType As Long
fdwControl As Long
cMultipleItems As Long
szShortName As String * MIXER_SHORT_NAME_CHARS
lMinimum As Long
lMaximum As Long
RESERVED(10) As Long
End Type

cbStruct As Long
dwControlID As Long
cChannels As Long
item As Long
cbDetails As Long
paDetails As Long
End Type

dwValue As Long
End Type

Private Type MIXERLINE
cbStruct As Long
dwDestination As Long
dwSource As Long
dwLineID As Long
fdwLine As Long
dwUser As Long
dwComponentType As Long
cChannels As Long
cConnections As Long
cControls As Long
szShortName As String * MIXER_SHORT_NAME_CHARS
dwType As Long
dwDeviceID As Long
wMid As Integer
wPid As Integer
vDriverVersion As Long
szPname As String * MAXPNAMELEN
End Type

cbStruct As Long
dwLineID As Long
dwControl As Long
cControls As Long
cbmxctrl As Long
pamxctrl As Long
End Type

Public Function SetVolume(VolumeLevel As Long) As Boolean
Dim hmx As Long
Dim uMixerLine As MIXERLINE
Dim uMixerControl As MIXERCONTROL
Dim RetValue As Long
Dim hMem As Long

' VolumeLevel value must be between 0 and 100
If VolumeLevel < 0 Or VolumeLevel > 100 Then GoTo error

' Open the mixer
RetValue = mixerOpen(hmx, 0, 0, 0, 0)
If RetValue <> MMSYSERR_NOERROR Then GoTo error

' Initialize MIXERLINE structure and call mixerGetLineInfo
uMixerLine.cbStruct = Len(uMixerLine)
RetValue = mixerGetLineInfo(hmx, uMixerLine, _
If RetValue <> MMSYSERR_NOERROR Then GoTo error

' Initialize MIXERLINECONTROLS strucure and
' call mixerGetLineControls
uMixerLineControls.cbStruct = Len(uMixerLineControls)
uMixerLineControls.dwLineID = uMixerLine.dwLineID
uMixerLineControls.cControls = 1
uMixerLineControls.cbmxctrl = Len(uMixerControl)

' Allocate a buffer to receive the properties of the master volume control
' and put his address into uMixerLineControls.pamxctrl
hMem = GlobalAlloc(&H40, Len(uMixerControl))
uMixerLineControls.pamxctrl = GlobalLock(hMem)
uMixerControl.cbStruct = Len(uMixerControl)
RetValue = mixerGetLineControls(hmx, uMixerLineControls, _
If RetValue <> MMSYSERR_NOERROR Then GoTo error

' Copy data buffer into the uMixerControl structure
CopyMemory uMixerControl, ByVal uMixerLineControls.pamxctrl, _
GlobalFree hMem
hMem = 0

uDetails.item = 0
uDetails.dwControlID = uMixerControl.dwControlID
uDetails.cbStruct = Len(uDetails)
uDetails.cbDetails = Len(uUnsigned)

' Allocate a buffer in which properties for the volume control are set
' and put his address into uDetails.paDetails
hMem = GlobalAlloc(&H40, Len(uUnsigned))
uDetails.paDetails = GlobalLock(hMem)
uDetails.cChannels = 1
uUnsigned.dwValue = CLng((VolumeLevel * uMixerControl.lMaximum) / 100)
CopyMemory ByVal uDetails.paDetails, uUnsigned, Len(uUnsigned)

' Set new volume level
RetValue = mixerSetControlDetails(hmx, uDetails, _
GlobalFree hMem
hMem = 0
If RetValue <> MMSYSERR_NOERROR Then GoTo error

mixerClose hmx
' signal success
SetVolume = True
Exit Function

' An error occurred

' Release resources
If hmx <> 0 Then mixerClose hmx
If hMem Then GlobalFree hMem
' signal failure
SetVolume = False
End Function

Public Function GetVolume() As Long
OpenMixer (0)
If GetVolumeP(SPEAKER) >= 0 Or GetVolumeP(SPEAKER) <= 100 Then
GetVolume = GetVolumeP(SPEAKER)
GetVolume = 0
End If
End Function

Public Function OpenMixer(ByVal MixerNumber As Long) As Long
Dim ret As Long
' is there a mixer available?
If MixerNumber < 0 Or MixerNumber > mixerGetNumDevs - 1 Then Exit Function

' open the mixer
ret = mixerOpen(hMixerHandle, MixerNumber, 0, 0, 0)
If ret <> MMSYSERR_NOERROR Then Exit Function

' get the primary line controls by name, (this does not get all of the controls).

' speaker (master) volume
' return the mixer handle
OpenMixer = True
End Function

Private Function CloseMixer() As Long
CloseMixer = mixerClose(hMixerHandle)
hMixerHandle = 0
End Function

Private Function GetVolumeP(Control As VOL_CONTROL) As Long
GetVolumeP = GetControlValue(hMixerHandle, uMixerControls(Control))
End Function

Private Function GetMixerControl(ByVal hMixer As Long, ByVal componentType As Long, ByVal ctrlType As Long, ByRef mxc As MIXERCONTROL) As Long
' This function attempts to obtain a mixer control. Returns True if successful.
Dim hMem As Long
Dim ret As Long

mxl.cbStruct = Len(mxl)
mxl.dwComponentType = componentType

' Obtain a line corresponding to the component type
ret = mixerGetLineInfo(hMixer, mxl, MIXER_GETLINEINFOF_COMPONENTTYPE)

mxlc.cbStruct = Len(mxlc)
mxlc.dwLineID = mxl.dwLineID
mxlc.dwControl = ctrlType
mxlc.cControls = 1
mxlc.cbmxctrl = Len(mxc)

' Allocate a buffer for the control
hMem = GlobalAlloc(&H40, Len(mxc))
mxlc.pamxctrl = GlobalLock(hMem)
mxc.cbStruct = Len(mxc)

' Get the control
ret = mixerGetLineControls(hMixer, mxlc, MIXER_GETLINECONTROLSF_ONEBYTYPE)

GetMixerControl = True

' Copy the control into the destination structure
CopyStructFromPtr mxc, mxlc.pamxctrl, Len(mxc)
GetMixerControl = False
End If
GlobalFree (hMem)
Exit Function
End If

GetMixerControl = False
End Function

Private Function GetControlValue(ByVal hMixer As Long, mxc As MIXERCONTROL) As Long
'This function gets the value for a control.

Dim hMem As Long
Dim ret As Long

mxcd.item = 0
mxcd.dwControlID = mxc.dwControlID
mxcd.cbStruct = Len(mxcd)
mxcd.cbDetails = Len(vol)

hMem = GlobalAlloc(&H40, Len(vol))
mxcd.paDetails = GlobalLock(hMem)
mxcd.cChannels = 1

' Get the control value
ret = mixerGetControlDetails(hMixer, mxcd, MIXER_GETCONTROLDETAILSF_VALUE)

' Copy the data into the control value buffer
CopyStructFromPtr vol, mxcd.paDetails, Len(vol)

If mxc.lMaximum > 100 Then
GetControlValue = (vol.dwValue * 100) / mxc.lMaximum - mxc.lMinimum
GetControlValue = vol.dwValue
End If

GlobalFree (hMem)
End Function

And now when you move the slider up or down, it will change the system volume.
Dynamic Image Using PHP GD

Dynamic Image Using PHP GD

How to use dynamic image using PHP GD. I have a script that reads the IP address of the remote computer which is:

echo "Your IP Address: " . $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];

i want to turn this into a simple dynamic image using PHP GD, how would i go about doing this?
How To Make AJAX Tabs ?

How To Make AJAX Tabs ?

How To Make AJAX Tabs ?

I am looking for an AJAX tabs script that works on all browsers...

I currently am using EasyTabs on my site but it currently loads up all of the tab information once initially loading the entire site.

This slows down my front page download speed dramatically.

Is there a better script or a way that allows the script to load a tab once it's onclicked/activated?
Search Functions From Your Bookmarks (PHP)

Search Functions From Your Bookmarks (PHP)

If you quickly want to search for PHP functions simply by clicking a bookmark in your bookmarks toolbar like so:

Right Click on your bookmarks toolbar click "New Bookmark", then add the following information:


javascript:var lookUp=prompt(%22Enter function to lookup:%22, %22%22); if(lookUp!= %22%22 && lookUp != null) { window.location.href = '' + lookUp; }


And when you click it you should get a prompt you enter the function you are looking for.

For example if you enter isset you will be directed to:
How To Linking a CSS to An Image

How To Linking a CSS to An Image

How To Linking a CSS to An Image

Need to design a website and i made two diffrent cascading style sheets one normal and one high contrast version.

i want to know how i would link the high contrast one to a disabled logo on my page so that when i click that logo the page automaticly changes to high contrast version
Visual Basic Help (timer and i want to have 3 possible results)

Visual Basic Help (timer and i want to have 3 possible results)

Visual Basic Help (timer and i want to have 3 possible results). Means not to have one result but to have 3 possible...i mean when the timer is enabled the first time to be the first result and maybe when is enabled the second time i run it to be another something like it picks a random result

i want when the timer is enabled to choose one of the 3 pictures i put and show it...but the next time to choose another of tyhe 3 other words i want when the timer is enabled to choose a random picture from the 3 i will put
Can Ipods Catch Virus ?

Can Ipods Catch Virus ?

Can Ipods catch virus ? As recently one of my friend plugged his Pen drive in a cafe computer and after it had a virus ( which made his computer hidden files non accessible and had to format it ).

So he asked me if he suppose to plug his ipod in the same cafe computer which gave his Pen drive virus and try to copy files from that computer using enable disk usage will his ipod have virus too ?
If yes for his Pen drive he had to completely format it in this case what will he have to do ?
Configuring PHP To use MySQL

Configuring PHP To use MySQL

I've been trying to configure the Server's PHP to make it run MySQL. I use XAMPP on my computer but the server.. is a server and i don't think XAMPP will work for a server ( or will supply our needs ). PHP Works, MySQL Works ( try to connect to localhost is sucessful ) but PHP Can't just find MySQL or something

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect()

This shows up wherever we open up a .php file with the mysql_connect command to connect to the MySQL.
XAMPP Works just perfect at my PC, i'm able to connect to MySQL through it, but we need to connect to the server sometimes to share/save files and other reasons, specially testing offline websites, that two persons can see the same site at the same time without sending it to the net.
I've tried to swap the php.ini from the XAMPP to the server, but it only made it worse.

So i'm asking for help on that. Admins might have the answer for that, since as far i know some also programs W-BB, wich is PHP. Users who work with PHP is good help too

I'll attach the PHP.INI, but it's too huge ( Line count 1313, size 46KB ) and maybe nobody will read it but.. who knows..

P.S.: I'm using Remote Desktop to connect to the server, but i dont think that might affect something

We're using Microsoft Server 2003 Small Business Edition, With a Athlon 64 3200+ 2.21GHz and 1GB RAM.
Simple PHP Edit

Simple PHP Edit

I have the following code which outputs stuff with all IE Browsers. However I would like to do the opposite and allow a string of code for all NON-IE Browsers

function ae_detect_ie()
if (isset($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']) &&
(strpos($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'], 'MSIE') !== false))
return true;
return false;
<!-- function ae_detect_ie (see code above) is pasted here -->
<?php if (ae_detect_ie()) { ?>
Include Stuff for IE
<?php } ?>

I'd like to make it so that all NON-IE browsers can use/see this code:

<!-- INCLUDE shout_body.html -->
<br clear="all" />

How do I make it so that it is to EXCLUDE something for IE?
Please give a working script, I'm not familiar with PHP. I would like to exclude a part of a 'Shoutbox script' by placing it so that all users who are not using IE can see it.
PHP Include code

PHP Include code

I use to use this code that was the body of the 'index.php' file so that it called on files. This would make it easy because I wouldn't have to make the main layout on every other file.

I believe I had to make the links something like 'index.php?page=WHATEVER' That would call the file whatever.html and it will show were the PHP code was written on the 'index.php'

I have totally forgotten the code and Google didn't help me. Anyone know what I am talking about and think they can help me by supplying the code?
PHP nl2br Textbox

PHP nl2br Textbox

Ok, so I am pulling data from a database, I the data through the nl2br function to add br tags where needed, but some of the data that I am pulling has a textarea field in it, so the output HTML code looks like so:

I just installed Sage so I can read RSS feeds in Firefox. The default (two-column) layout is in my opinion rubbish so I made a digg-like theme using CSS. google <br />

So I just installed Sage so I can read RSS feeds in Firefox.<br />
Here is some of the code:
Welcome <br />
How are you<br />

The end

Re-installing Vista On A Laptop When It Came Pre - Installed.

Re-installing Vista On A Laptop When It Came Pre - Installed.

I've had my laptop for well over a year and it's getting a bit clogged up, it's running slow, HDD is pretty full etc.

The laptop came pre-installed with Vista and i'd like to re-install Vista and format the hard-drive so it's effectively a new computer. The thing is I never got a Vista disc with it, so is it possible to re-install Vista from the laptop without a disc?
It's an Acer Aspire 5315
How To Block Media Play From Calling Home

How To Block Media Play From Calling Home

When i started to play a song and saw my modem lites start going..
I found the some registry tweaks to block Media Play from calling home.

Save to a reg (txt) file and import into the registry.

1. Do Not Receive Media Player Licenses.


2. Disable Media Player identification through Internet sites


3. Disable automatic codec downloads

Common Application Errors and What To Do About Them

Common Application Errors and What To Do About Them

Most of you when faced with a computer error hope that it is a minor glitch and will go away on its own. And sometimes, the error may mysteriously disappear by restarting your computer, running the application again, or reinstalling the software you were trying to install.

It is when the error does not go away on its own that you may begin to ponder on your next course of action. The initial thought is to seek more knowledge and advice from a knowledgeable friend or search for it on the Internet. These activities usually help you gauge the seriousness of the problem. The Internet search may be a problem if your computer refuses to co-operate. In case of emergencies, you may immediately seek the services of a computer professional, who may set things in order at a substantial charge. (Average charges that a computer user spends on a visit by a computer professional are estimated at $110).

If you happen to have some time on your hands, you could turn this problem into an opportunity to learn more about these errors and find solutions for them. A category of computer application errors that frequently haunts computer owners is EXE error or errors related to executable files. You can easily save time and money by understanding why these errors occur and what you can do about them.

Reason 1:
EXE application errors are usually a result of malware infections such as virus, spyware, adware etc. So you must make sure that there is no virus or spyware residing on your PC. To be sure of this, it is a good idea to invest in good anti-virus and anti-spyware tools. You must spend time in thorough scanning and updating these tools with the latest definitions. Most good anti-virus and anti-spyware tools enable you to schedule automatic updates and scans. Optimal use of these tools is your best bet against EXE errors.

Reason 2:
Some application errors take place when the files of a newly installed application produce conflicts with the existing files on the computer. You must uninstall the application to check and see if the error goes away. You can also contact the software manufacturer for a resolution to the issue.

Reason 3:
Many EXE errors are encountered because the files of an application we are trying to install have become corrupt during the download process. We must try downloading the application again and see if the error occurs again. Such errors are often seen when there is a bad internet connection or power outage during the download process.

Reason 4:
Failure by the user to update the operating system and applications can result in EXE errors, such as the tfswctrl.exe error. These updates are critical to remove any bugs in the existing code. They also make the software more robust and less prone to infections by malware. Please ensure that all software on your system is regularly updated to avoid this problem. At times, you may encounter problems such as the svchost.exe application error while running Windows update. This usually indicates a problem with the Windows Update files and you can resolve the issue by replacing these corrupt files with healthy files on the Windows XP CD.

Reason 5:
A corrupt and unclean Windows registry may be the source of many computer application errors. Such errors can be very stubborn and recur till you clean your windows registry. It is prudent to make use of the services of a good registry tool to maintain a clean and uncluttered windows registry.
How To Free Browsing using Airtel Live + Google

How To Free Browsing using Airtel Live + Google

People who are familiar with Airtel should know that browsing Google is free via airtel live.. there is a service from Google that optimizes websites for viewing in mobile phones..


Enter the URL and then you are free to browse any website. The only limitation is it won't load images properly. Tt is recommended to check "No Images" to save bandwidth. also zoom out the web page for best results.
How Can make DVD RAM Faster ? Speed Is Too Slow

How Can make DVD RAM Faster ? Speed Is Too Slow

How Can make DVD RAM Faster ? Speed Is Too Slow

1. Check drive model ?
Try uninstalling the drive in device mgr, then reboot and let windows reinstall it, if IDEyou have intel drivers for your hard drive controller uninstall those, then reboot and let windows reinstall it.

2. You can try IMGBurn to burn CD's.

3. If you are having an IDE cable running through your DVD writer then it must be the pin problem.The one end of the wire from motherboard check the pins it might be bend or something like that!!

3. Settings for your cd/dvd in device manager IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

4. Go To

Start>control panel>system>hardware>device manager>IDE ATA/ATAPI controlers>(your controler, mine is NVIDIA nForce2 ATA controler) > rightclick properties > primary channel (could be secondary channel if that's where your DVD writer is).

I really don't know if any of this is what yours is like but one time I had some program that reset it to PIO mode I think and it made the drive take about 20 minutes to burn a CD.
Wd Tv HD - Sound problem with .MKV files

Wd Tv HD - Sound problem with .MKV files

I have a wd tv hd, but when i play .MKV files it appears on my LCD ''digital'' and i dont have sound but when i play .MKV movies with 2.0 audio channels it works,

so i guess the problem is the 5.1 channel that the movie contains and my LCD only have 2 speakers, i was undering if is some kind of patch/firmware or other way that allow me to play MKV files with digital sound on my lcd or some easy program that converts 5.1 ch to 2.0.
How To Create Ftp Server

How To Create Ftp Server

How To Create Ftp Server ?
If you are hosting it yourself, you will want to use filezilla for the software, and will need to setup port forwarding to make it accessable from the internet.
you will also need a dynamic domain, i recomend

kepp in mind that hosting an ftp server will drain your bandwidth, so i wouldnt recomend it unless you have a realy high speed connection and no bandwidth cap.

OR you can try instructions here.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine for PC - Problem

X-Men Origins: Wolverine for PC - Problem

I just installed X-Men Origins: Wolverine for PC, and replaced the original wolverine.exe with the cracked one... Then I initialized the game, got through all the intro clips,

Unreal Engine, Raven Studios or something, Activision, Marvel and that stuff... Then when it's finished with the clips, it crashes to desktop, and just says: X-Men Origins: Wolverine has stopped working. I'd like to know what I could do to solve this problem.