Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shutdown Windows XP quickly from Task Manager

Want to shutdown your computer quickly and safely??? There is an easy way using Taskmanager.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring task manager
Press the Ctrl key and select Shutdown>TurnOff
Keep the Ctrl key pressed for a few seconds, the System will turnoff and there is no harm done!!!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Hide entire hard drives c: or d: or f: without regedit

1. Go to Start > run > type "diskpart".
A DOS window will appear with following discription.

2. Then type "list volume"

The result will look like : ------

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
--------------- --- -------- ---- ------ ---- ------ ----
Volume 0 F CD-ROM
Volume 1 C Window_XP NTFS Partition 7000MB Healthy System
Volume 2 D Softwares NTFS Partition 8000MB Healthy
Volume 3 E Songs NTFS Partition 8000MB Healthy

3. Suppose u wanna hide drive E then type "select volume 3"

Then a message will appear in same winwods { Volume 3 is the selected volume}

4. Now type "remove letter E"
Now a message will come { Diskpart Removed the Drive letter }
sometime it requires the reboot the computer .

Diskpart will remove the letter .Windows XP is not having capabilty to identify the unkown volume.

Your Data is safe now from all unauthorised users.
To access the content of hidden Drive repeat the process mentioned above. But in 4th step replace " remove" to "assign"
i mean type "assign letter E"

source: here

Install Firefox Themes Offline

There are so many nice & beautiful firefox themes scattered all over
the internet. You install a firefox theme while you are online & later
loose everything when you have to reinstall your OS.

So you have to redownload those themes again. My purpose for starting this thread is to save & use those cool themes later when you have to reinstall your OS or your firefox & themes installation goes bad so that you donn't have redownload or reinstall those themes again.

Here We Go:

1. Download & save your desired themes (those are available in .jar files)
from firefox official website or any other website using opera, IE,
safari, Koqueror etc. (If U can use firefox to download & save those
theme ie .jar files no problem but donn't install)
Just remember download & save those files into your hard disk

2. Open the folder where U have downloaded those files & open Firefox. Go to
Tools > Addons > & click on Themes. now minimize firefox but keep the Addons window open.

3. Now keep open the folder on which you have downloaded those themes (if that folder
is not already opened) and the addon window side by side or keep maximize both.

4. Now drag and & drop your desired theme file into left pan of the theme manager. You will
be prompted to install that theme. Install that theme & restart firefox.

5. Now again go to Tools > Addon > Themes and on the left pan you should see your desired
theme. Select that & click use theme or double click on that theme.

6. Restart firefox & you are ready to go. ENJOY.

Tested with firefox on windows xp sp2

source: here