Friday, December 26, 2008

Hello sir, I am Mohd. Amin. I want to record songs from my tape recorder. Please help me.

Download and Install (free software) Audiograbber

Tape recorder
RCA Cable (to connect your tape recorder and pc)

To record audio from your Tape recorder
  • Install and run Audiograbber
  • Connect one end of the RCA cable with Audio out (of Tape recorder)
  • Connect other end of the RCA cable with Line-in (of your PC sound card)
  • Play the tape
  • Click the record button in Audiograbber

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Selva, suggest me a tool to practice mouse for my daughter?

Online Mouse Practice
Visit this site to practice mouse. It's really simple and effective for kids

After practicing here, download and ask your child to play the 'Mouse Practice Game'.

Mouse Practice Game
Click this link to download 'Larrys Master the Mouse' game.
This is a wonderful game to practice mouse.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hi, How to connect Sigmatel S4 with my PC?

Hi there!
  • Connect your Sigmatel S4 with USB Cable (comes with charger)
  • Plug the cable in the USB port of your PC
  • A menu with 3 options will appear
    - Mass Storage
    - Com Port
    - Camera
  • Select the mass storage option
Note :
If you have Memory card then there will be two USB drives appear in your My Computer Window.

Alternate method
  • First install the driver software (Sigmatel S4 - MT6225) for your cell phone.
  • After installing the usb drivers,
    Connect your Sigmatel S4 with USB Cable (comes with charger)
  • Plug the cable in the USB port of your PC
  • A menu with 3 options will appear
    - Mass Storage
    - Com Port
    - Camera
  • Select the mass storage option

I am using Sigmatel s4, the video player is not playing mp4, 3gp, wmf, ipod, mpeg amd ,pre. Always showing invalid file. What to do? Advance thanks for your tips.

Convert the video with following parameters.
  • FRAME RATE 14.5
  • DISPLAY 176X206

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How to stop pop-up ads?

For Mozilla Firefox users
  • Click Tools
  • Click Options
  • Click Content
  • Click and open the Exceptions Box (against Block pop-up windows)
  • Click 'Remove all sites'
For Internet Explorer users
  • Click Tools
  • Click Internet Options
  • Click Privacy
  • Click and open the Settings Box (against Block pop-ups)
  • Click 'Remove all'

Friday, December 5, 2008

How to make Internet Explorer my default browser?

  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools menu
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Select the Programs tab.
  5. Click the box near to "Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser"
  6. Click OK
  7. Close Internet Explorer.
  8. Reopen Internet Explorer. A window will appear asking whether you'd like Internet Explorer to be your default browser.
  9. Click "Yes"

How to Make Safari my default browser?

  1. Open Safari Web browser.
  2. Choose 'Preferences' from the Safari pull down menu.
  3. Click 'General.'
  4. Choose Safari from the pull down list of available Web browsers (near 'Default Web Browser.')
  5. Close the browser.
  6. Restart the computer.

Monday, December 1, 2008

How do I forward my Gmail to another email account automatically?

  • Log in to your GMail account.
  • Click Settings (at the top)
  • Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP (at the top of the Settings box)
  • Enter the email address to which you'd like your Gmails forwarded.
  • Click the drop-down menu (in the next line)
    Choose "keep Google Mail's copy in the inbox" or
    Choose "Archive GMail's copy" or
    Choose "Delete GMail's copy"
  • Click Save Changes.
You also can set up filters to forward selected GMails
You can create upto 20 filters

Friday, November 28, 2008

In the task bar a balloon with "MTP device has been found" is coming. How to stop this?

Start --> Right Click
Select Properties --> Select Properties
Select Taskbar --> Click Customise box
Click "Show hardware devices" (Some times you may see 'No title'. Select that)
Select "hide when inactive" (on the right)
Change it to "always hide"

This will allow you to use 'Add New Hardware' in Control Panel.

"always hide." This will allow you to use add new hardware, you can then delete the devices

To know what is a MTP device? click here.

Click here to know what is MTP?

My taskbar says a "MTP device has been found". What is this?

Devices like Mobile Phones & Portable Audio/video Players (with USB connectivity) are called MTP devices.

Did you connect 'Mobile Phone' or any 'Portable Audio/Video Player" in your USB Port?
If yes, you will get this balloon in Windows Task Bar.

Upgrade Windows Media Player to ver 10 or higher to stop this 'task bar balloon' and install MTP (Media Transfer Protocol). Click here to know what is MTP

What is PTP?

PTP or Picture Transfer Protocol is used in windows based systems to download pictures from digital cameras. Particularly useful when handling media objects larger than 4GB and streaming videos.

Both Microsoft and Mac have PTP as inbuilt. Linux & open source has many supporting libraries.

What is MTP?

MTP is the short form of Media Transfer Protocol.
This protocol is required to download audio files  from digital audio players and movie files from portable media players like mobile phones.

By Installing Windows Media Player 10 or above you can enable MTP in your PC.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

How to save 'Chat history' in Google Talk?

  • Log in to GMail
  • Click settings (in the top)
  • Click Chat
  • Select 'Save Chat History'
  • Log in to GMail
  • Click Chats (in the left panel below 'Inbox' and 'Starred')
  • Click settings (in the right panel)
  • Click Chat
  • Select 'Save Chat History'

How to be 'invisible' when I am online in GMail? I don't want others to see me, when I log in.

Log in to GMail
Under Chat(in the left panel) select your name
Click the drop down list box against your name
Click invisible

That's it! You are invisible. You can see others, but others can't see you online.

Google Talk is recording all my chat details. How to stop this?

Log in to Google Talk
Select the name of the person (with whom you want to chat)
A separate chat box will be opened for you & your friend.
Click drop down list box (on the top left)
Click go off the record

This will prevent the 'Chat history' being stored (with this particular friend)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How to type bold text in Google Talk?

For Bold text in Google Talk
Start and end the text with *
Ex : *Hello*

For Italic text in Google Talk
Start and end the text with _
Ex : _Hello_

To increase or decrease font size in Google Talk
Hold ctrl key and use mouse scroll key.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

How to backup registry?

Windows Vista
  • Click the Start --> All Programs > Accessories > Run.
  • In the Run dialog box, type 'regedit'
  • Click OK.
  • In the User Account Control window, click Continue.
  • On the File menu, click Export.
  • In the File name box, type a file name (sample.reg)
  • select a location where you want to save the Registry Entries.
  • Click Save.

Windows XP
  • Click Start, click Run, type %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then click OK.
  • On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Create a restore point, and then click Next .
  • On the Create a Restore Point page, type a name for the restore point and then click Create
  • After the restore point has been created, click Close.
Note If System Restore is turned off, an instruction will appear 'whether to turn on System Restore now'. Click Yes. Then, in the System Properties dialog box, click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box, click OK, and then repeat this step.

How to Remove Norton Anti Virus from my PC completely? I tried many times. But unable to remove it.

It's not so easy to remove Norton by using the Windows utility. You need to carefully remove from Registry also. It's little tricky and long process. Please do the cleaning with care.

First Step
  • Remove Norton using Windows utility
  • Start --> Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs.
  • Select Norton application
  • Click Change --> Remove All.
  • You will be asked to restart your PC. Without fail Restart
Second Step
  • Start --> My Computer --> Program Files.
  • Right click on each Symantec folder
  • Select Delete.
  • Go to the Common Files folder at or near the top of the Program Files window.
  • Delete every Symantec folders.
  • Again restart your PC.
Third Step
  • Go to Start --> Search --> All Files and Folders --> More Advanced Options.
  • Check each option except for "Case sensitive"
  • Type 'Norton' and Search
  • Delete each Norton folder from the search results (Again, right click, choose "Delete").
  • For the third time, restart your PC.
Fourth Step
  • Go to Start --> Search --> All Files and Folders --> More Advanced Options.
  • Check each option except for "Case sensitive"
  • Type 'Symantec' and Search
  • Delete each Norton folder from the search results (Again, right click, choose "Delete").
  • For the third time, restart your PC.
Fifth Step
The is very very tricky. Do it with care :
  • Start --> Run
  • Type in "regedit"
  • Go to the top of the Regedit window.
  • Click (+) next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
  • Go down the thread until you see Software.
  • Click on Software
  • Scroll down the thread until you see Symantec.
  • Right click on Symantec and choose "Delete".
  • From there go down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • Go down the thread until you see Software.
  • Click on Software
  • Scroll down the thread until you see Symantec.
  • Right click on Symantec and choose "Delete".
  • Restart your PC.
Sixth Step
  • Start --> Run
  • Type in "regedit"
  • Go to the top of the Regedit window.
  • Click (+) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • Click (+) next to Software
  • Click (+) next to Microsoft, Click (+) next to Windows
  • Click (+) next to CurrentVersion.
  • Select the Run folder
  • Right-click and delete each Symantec entry you see (if present).
  • Restart your PC.
I believe these steps can clean your system without Norton Antivirus programs

How to remove a friend from Facebook?

One of the most asked questions in on-line communities or social networking communities like facebook, orkut, myspace, Hi5, etc.

To remove a friend the friend's list of your facebook.
  • Log in to Myspace
  • Go to top right
  • Click friends
  • Select the name you want to remove
  • Reach the left bottom
  • Click Remove from friends

How to change Gmail Themes?

'Changing themes' is the latest and very much expected from Gmail.

To change Gmail Themes
  • Log in to Gmail
  • Click Settings (at the top right)
  • Click Themes (at the extreme right of Settings Tab)
  • Select the Theme you want
  • Click Change in the bottom (of Theme Tab)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All video files are playing very dark. How to play it normally?

If you are using Windows Media Player
  • Select Preferences
  • Disable Overlay
If you are using VLC Media Player

  • Select Settings
  • Select Preferences
  • Select Video
  • Disable Overlay Video output

Friday, November 14, 2008

Selva, I cannot click and open drives in my computer. It asks for the programe to open this! . Help me!

Click the above link.
Download w32-Rajump-Removal-Tool
Install the software & run

This may help you.

Note : Switch off "System restore option", before install and run

How to start the system using "System Restore to Restore" in Windows XP?

If Windows does not start, 
  • Press restart  button
  • Then press the F8 key when Windows begins to start.
    Windows Advanced Options menu will appear.
  • Use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), 
  • Press ENTER.
  • If a boot menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.

How to turn off or turn on Windows XP System Restore

1. Click Start.
2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
3. Click the System Restore tab.
4. Clear the "Turn off System Restore" or "Turn off System Restore on all drives" check box.
5. Click Apply, and then click OK.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How to stop my XP folders opening in new windows?

Tools -> Folder Options ->General(Tab) -> Open each folder in the same window ->Apply

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Suggest me some short cut keys for Windows

Shortcut Keys  Description
Windows Key + D  Minimizes all windows and returns the user to the desktop.
Windows Key + M Minimizes all windows.
Windows Key + SHIFT + M Undo the minimize.
Windows Key + E Open Microsoft Explorer.
Windows Key + Tab Cycle through open programs through the taskbar.
Windows Key + F Display the Windows Search / Find feature.
Windows Key + CTRL + F  Display the search for computers window.
Windows Key + F1 Display the Microsoft Windows help.
Windows Key + R Open the run window.
Windows Key + Pause / Break key  Open the system properties window.
Windows Key + U Open Utility Manager.
Windows Key + L Lock the computer (Windows XP and above only).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Where can I get free online storage?

There are thousands of popular free online storage spaces available. Some websites even offer 50GB of storage spaces for free. - 50 GB - 5 GB - 10 GB ( I am using this for more than 2 years) - 1 GB ( This is also a social network site) - (Most popular)

In these websites, you can store photos, videos, mp3 and documents. Almost accepts any file.

Store - Share - Relax!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I couldn't zoom web pages in Internet Explorer using ctrl ++ and ctrl --, Why?

Because Ctrl ++ and Ctrl -- are short cut keys of Firefox. Using which you can zoom in or zoom out a web page only if your browser is Firefox.

OK, How to zoom web pages in Internet Explorer?
You have 5 options
View -> Text size -> smallest
View -> Text size -> smaller
View -> Text size -> medium
View -> Text size -> largest
View -> Text size -> larger
Select either one to zoom in or zoom out. Is it enough Mr. Cool?

How to Install new fonts?

Control Panel
Fonts -> File ->Install new font -> (select) drive -> (select) folder -> OK

Note :
(select) drive : You should select the drive, in which you have the fonts
(select) folder : You should select the folder, in which you have the fonts

That's all. It's simeple! Now you can use the new fonts.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tell me how to zoom a web page in Firefox? Is there any way to increase the font size of a website?

Zoom is the right word I can use.
A web page can be zoomed very easily in Firefox.

Press Ctrl ++ to zoom in

Press Ctrl -- to zoom out

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Suggest me a software for 'Screen Recording'

What is a 'Screen Recording' Software?
Generally these Screen Recording softwares
  • Helps us to prepare 'Tutorials'.
  • It captures everything from your monitor.
  • It can be an image, animation, flash file or text.
  • Whatever happens in your monitor, including your mouse movement, is captured and saved as an .avi

There are many freewares available for 'Screen Recording'.
CAM STUDIO - Open Source : This is my favourite
Freez Screen Video Capture : This is also reasonably good
Auto Screen Recorder 3 : This one is also equally good.

With all these softwares, you can either record the full screen or just part of the screen.

Use - Capture - Present - Enjoy!

Friday, October 31, 2008

How to create a icon? Can I use my photo as an icon?

It's very simple dear friends.

An icon is a small 32x32(pixels)image.
The file name extention is '.ico'
Example : word.ico, games.ico, mydocuments.ico, myphoto.ico

The 'Paint' software is more than enough to create an icon.
(Paint is free with Windows)

To convert your photo as an icon

Start -> Run -> mspaint
open -> (your photo)
image -> attributes -> pixels -> width 32 -> height 32
file -> save as -> myphoto.ico

That's all. Now your photo is ready as an icon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Can I have a Chat room in my blog?

It's simple, easy and free!

Now Widgets are very popular concept, helps a blogger to have everything in his/her blog for FREE. You can have free animated chat room, online counter, clocks, score boards and weather checks. Select and Click that's enough!

For a free Chat room in your blog. (for Video Cam Chat)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How do I clear my address bar history in Internet Explorer?

There are two methods Manual and Automatic

Manual Delete
Open Internet Explorer
Select "Tools" menu,
Click "Internet Options",
Click "Delete Files" or "Delete" button.
Click OK

Automatic Delete
Open Internet Explorer
Select "Tools" menu,
Click "Internet Options",
Click Advanced
Under security section Check "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed"
Click OK

How to set tabs in MS Word?

Generally tabs are used to set Tabular columns. Here I am presenting two different tips to set tabs.

Tabs Using the Ruler Toolbar

  1. Go to the View menu and select Ruler.
  2. Locate the small box at the left end of the ruler. Click the box until the type of tab you want to insert (left, right, center, decimal) appears. If you can't tell what a tab is from the picture on the button, press the right mouse button and hover over the box.
  3. Click on the horizontal ruler in your document window in the position where you want to place the tab. A tab mark appears on the ruler.
  4. Press the Tab key to advance to your new tab stop.

Set Tabs Using the Tabs Command in the Format Menu

  1. Select the text to which you want to apply tabs.
  2. Go to the Format menu and select Tabs.
  3. Select the alignment you want for the tabs you are setting (left, right, center, and so on).
  4. Enter a number in inches in the Tab Stop Position box.
  5. Click the Set button to set the new tab stop.

My computer takes 5 minutes to shutdown. Please help me

Tip #1 : Too many unnecessary programs running in the background

Try to stop unnecessary programs during booting.

1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type "msconfig.exe"
4. In the system configuration utility,click either service or startup tab.
5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer want to run in the background.
6. Click OK

Tip # 2 - Disorganized and fragmented files

When you shutdown the computer tries to read all the files running in the background, before stopping them. But when you delete, rewrite, copy or move a file very frequently that may slow down the computer to read files. So de-fragmentation is necessary.

To defragment :
1. Open the Start Menu
2. Click on My Computer
3. Right Click your C: drive or your hard drive image.
4. Scroll down to the Properties and Click
5. In the Properties Menus, Open the Tools menu.
6. Choose Defragment Now.

Tip #3 : Paging file (Pagefile.sys) size may be too large

paging file (Pagefile.sys) is a hidden file on your computer's hard disk that Windows XP uses as if it were random access memory (RAM). Therefore this file can be huge. On shutdown it must be cleared. This can cause very slow computer shutdown. We can avoid this by instructing our computer to not close this file during shutdown.Warning this a a dangerous tip because you to edit your manually registry. This can cause serious damage. A registry cleaner may be able to perform this function for you.

To instruct XP to not to close pagefile.sys
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type regedit.exe
4. Find the folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory
5. At this point you will see a list of files, Double click on Clear Page File At Shutdown
6. Change the value of the paging file to "0"

Tip #4: Check Your Device Drivers

When your computer shutdown, the operating system must disengage from all your hardware devices. This action allows the devices to power off. If the device has error or cannot be find the device, Windows will have a very slow shutdown or even hang forever. Updating the driver or troubleshooting it may eliminate this problem.Check your device drivers for any errors which are indicated by an yellow exclamation mark or an X. Following the below instructions to evaluate the driver::

1.Click “Start”
2.Click “Control Panel”
3.Click “System”
4.In the System menu, click the “hardware” tab
5.Click Device Manager to bring up a full list of installed
hardware drivers.
6.Right click and choose “Properties” to evaluate the status and troubleshoot the hardware device.

At this point, you can either delete the driver or update it. If you choose to delete the driver, when you restart your computer, Windows will search for a driver to replace it. It may replace it with a more suitable driver or request that you download a new one.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My computer monitor screen is shaking from this morning. What is the reason?

Before knowing the reasons, just check the follwing.
Recently did you move any electrical devices, just next or close to your monitor? Like . . .
  • Printer power supply transformer
  • Electric fans
  • Flourescent desktop lamps
If YES that's the reason. Unplug them and keep them in a distance.
If NO then the length of monitor cable to the system, could be very long.

Reason & Tips:
  • The new electrical devices could cause magnetic interferences to your monitor. Which will lead to colours in the corners, or jumping colour pixels or monitor shake.
  • So whenever you attach a new electrical device, keep them in a reasonable distance.