Instantly Fix Over 50 Common Windows Problems Free

Apr 07, 2012 @ 03:53 pm by HackingManual

FixWin has over 50 instant repair options for some of Window’s most common and hard to fix problems.  FixWin is a must have program for anyone who has a windows computer, it is also very useful if you do computer repair professionally or as a hobby.  It is free and portable so you can place it on a CD or flash drive.

One common problem I’ve used this program to fix is to restore the recycle bin back to my desktop because it was missing. If you’ve ever tried to fix that on certain operating systems you know how much of a headache it can be doing registry manipulations, but using this program all it took was one click to fix my problem.

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Here are the complete list of functions and features.

Windows Explorer:

  • Recycle Bin icon missing from desktop
  • Reset Folder View settings to default
  • Game Explorer is not working
  • Enable Folder Options in Tools menu and Control Panel
  • Fix show hidden files, folders and drives. Helpful if malware has changed the settings and prevents restoration in the folder options.
  • Restore the Windows Sidebar
  • Fix Recycle Bin icon, if it does not refresh automatically anymore
  • Repair Explorer.exe so that it starts on system boot
  • Drive icons (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) missing or not recognized by Windows or programs.
  • Fix Thumbnails not working in Windows Explorer

Internet and Connectivity

  • Internet Explorer icon is missing on the desktop
  • Skip the Internet Explorer Run Once wizard, that sometimes appears more than once.
  • Enable access to Internet Options
  • Increase Internet Explorer maximum connections from two to download more files at once.
  • Fix ability to change homepage in Internet Explorer
  • Repair Runtime Error Dialogs appearing in Internet Explorer
  • Repair Internet Connection and reset TCP/IP settings to default values
  • Fix Font Style and Blurry Text in Source window in Internet Explorer 8
  • Reset IE settings to default
  • Enable right-click menu in Internet Explorer

Windows Media

  • Repair An internal application error has occurred when starting Windows Media Player
  • Fix Windows Media Player stops responding after installing a third party product that registers its own wmp.dll file
  • Repair the slideshow in WMP
  • Fix missing right-click context menu entries for media files that are associated with Windows Media Player
  • Repair Windows Media Player Composition Mixer
  • Fix Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled
  • Reset Windows Media Library and fix library sync issues
  • Enable automatic updates for WMP
  • Flush and rebuild Windows Media Center database
  • Enable flash content to be displayed in Windows Media Player while visiting online stores or the media guide

System Tools

  • Repair Task Manager, fix Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.
  • Enable Command prompt, fix the command prompt has been disabled by your administrator
  • Enable Registry Editor, fix Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator.
  • Repair MMC Snap-Ins, some viruses disable MMC Snap-Ins to prevent access to Group Policies, Local Security Policies, Disk Management and so on.
  • Reset Windows Search to default, especially helpful in Vista if the message Search Failed to initialize appears when using search.
  • Reset System Restore to defaults. Aids for instance if the message System Restore has been turned off by group policy appears.
  • Repair the Windows Device Manager not working properly, or not showing devices.
  • Repair Windows Defender, resets all Registry settings and services to their default values.
  • Fix Action Center and Windows Security not recognizing Antivirus and Firewall, or identifying the installed software as old security software.
  • Repair the Turn Windows Features on or off dialog

Additional Fixes

  • Repair Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep feature, fix Hibernate missing from Shutdown button options
  • Restore Windows Sidebar gadgets, if sidebar gadgets missing from Gadget panel.
  • Restore sticky notes delete warning dialog box
  • Repair Windows Update, to prevent a blank page when visiting the update page
  • Repair the help system in Windows, so that the Windows Help file opens when accessing Help.
  • Fix corrupted desktop icons, clear and rebuild corrupted icon cache and increase the icon cache limit to 5000
  • Fix Taskbar Jumplists missing or do not store MRU file lists
  • Repair Aero Snap
  • Repair Aero Shake
  • Repair Aero Peek

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The Events that Enabled the Creation of Microsoft

Jan 07, 2012 @ 05:00 pm by HackingManual

In 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed a company named Microsoft, which is a multi-billion dollar company and currently the world leader in the software industry (“Bill Gates,” American). The three main events the led up to the creation of Microsoft are: Bill and Paul meeting at Lakeside School, the adventures of Bill and Paul while at lakeside, and the release of news about the Altair 8800 microcomputer.

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The first event that led to the creation of Microsoft was the meeting of two friends, Bill Gates and Paul Allen. At the age of 11 or 12 Bill was doing well in school but he seemed bored, so when he was 13 his parents enrolled him in a private school in Seattle called Lakeside (“Bill Gates,” Biography). Bill’s parents hoped that Lakeside would be able to better fulfill his hunger for knowledge and curiosity (“William Henry Gates, III,” Gale). A local computer company in Seattle offered to give the students at Lakeside computer time to use. The Mothers Club then bought a teletype terminal for the students to use with the computer mainframe time that had been given to them (“Bill Gates,” Biography). The teletype terminal was connected through phone lines to the computer mainframe at the local computer company (“Bill Gates,” American).  Bill and Paul both became addicted became addicted to the world of computer technology and spent their free time working on the computers (“Paul Gardner Allen,” Gale). Sharing the passion for computers several students including Bill and Paul had formed a programming group. They were so addicted to this new world of computer technology that they were sneaking out of class to spend more time in the computer lab (“Bill Gates,” American). Bill and Paul became friends quickly, even though they had different personalities. Paul was shy and reserved and Bill was feisty and liked to argue. One of their arguments led to Paul banning Bill from the computer lab (“Bill Gates,” Biography). Although they didn’t know it at the time, their friendship would lead to the creation of a multi-billion dollar computer software company.

The second event that led to the creation of Microsoft was the adventures Bill and Paul had while at Lakeside. One of those adventures was when bill created a virus and used the Computer Center’s PDP-10 mainframe to gain access and spread the virus throughout a national computer network called Cybernet. Bill’s virus caused Cybernet to crash and he was banned from using the computers during his entire junior year (“Bill Gates,” Business). Bill, Paul and some other members of the programming group they had formed landed on the Computer Center Corporation’s payroll when they documented 300 pages worth of bugs in the company’s software (“Bill Gates,” American).  “At the end of every school day, a bunch of us would take our little leather satchel briefcases and ride the bus downtown to the computer center,” Allen recalled in Fortune. “Bill and I were the guys that stayed the latest, and afterward we’d go eat pizza at this hippie place across the street” (“Paul G. Allen,” Encyclopedia). Bill spent one summer creating a class scheduling program for his school, for which he was paid $4,000 (“Bill Gates,” American). He then used this scheduling software to ensure he had classes with all of the prettiest girls in school (“William Henry Gates, III,” Gale). Due to the fact that Bill and Paul had obtained so much knowledge about computers they helped teach the computer courses at Lakeside while they were still students (“Paul Allen,” Business). The programming group formed a company called Traf-O-Data. Bill was named president of the company even though he was younger than the other students in the group. Traf-O-Data sold traffic monitoring software to the greater Seattle area and made $20,000 during its first year in business (“Bill Gates,” American). Traf-O-Data lost it’s clients when they realized Bill was only fourteen years old (“William Henry Gates, III,” Gale). “What first got me so interested in software development, and eventually led to the founding of Microsoft, was the excitement I felt as a teenager when I realized that computers gave me feedback and information like a puzzle to be studied and solved,” said Bill Gates (“Bill Gates,” Business). With the success of Traf-O-Data under their belt Bill and Paul wanted to create their own company after high school, but their dreams were shot down because Bill’s parents were pushing him to go to Harvard to study law (“Bill Gates,” Biography).  As you can see the adventures Bill and Paul had while in highschool taught them about computers, business, and how to work as a team to accomplish their goals. Those skills would prove to be very essential in their future buisness ventures.

The third event that led to the creation of Microsoft was the release of news about the Altair 8800 microcomputer. On a trip to visit Bill at Harvard in 1974, Paul read an article in an issue of Popular Mechanics about the Altair 8800 personal computer (“Paul G. Allen,” Gale). The Altair was a microcomputer being created by a company named MITS, a company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bill and Paul realized the Altair was missing one important ingredient, software (“Paul Gardner Allen,” Gale). When Bill saw the article about the Altair 8800 he knew that creating software was the career he wanted to pursue (“Bill Gates,” Business).  Bill and Paul contacted MITS and told the company they had written software that would run on the Altair. In reality, they hadn’t even started working on the project; they didn’t even own an Altair computer. MITS was very interested in seeing a demonstration of the software that Bill and Paul told them they had created. Bill and Paul worked furiously in Harvard’s computer lab writing the software written in a language called BASIC (“Bill Gates,” American). They also developed a BASIC interpreter for the Altair. “BASIC is a simple, interactive computer language designed in the 1960s and “interpreter” is a program that executes a source program by reading it one line at a time and performing operations immediately” (“Bill Gates,” Business). Paul traveled to MITS to give the company a demonstration. The software worked perfectly even though they had never tested it on an Altair computer. “The BASIC program the two developed became the standard for the microcomputer industry for the next six years” (“Bill Gates,” American). In 1975 Bill and Paul created a company called Micro-Soft which was renamed a year later to Microsoft (“Bill Gates,” Biography). Under the name Micro-Soft they sold the software to MITS. The credit line of their first product read “Micro-Soft BASIC; Bill Gates wrote a lot of stuff; Paul Allen wrote some other stuff” (“Paul G. Allen,” Encyclopedia).

As you can see each of those three events was very essential to the creation of Microsoft. The first event was the meeting of Paul Allen and Bill Gates who are the co-founders of Microsoft. The second event was the adventures Bill and Paul had during their time at Lakeside, and the third event being the release of the Altair 8800 microcomputer. Through these events Bill and Paul gained friendship, computer experience, business skills, and the teamwork skills needed to build one of the most successful software companies worldwide.


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Windows 7 God Mode

Jun 11, 2010 @ 05:37 pm by HackingManual

Windows 7 God Mode can be enabled in about 30 seconds. God mode is window’s secret way of accessing over 100 Windows 7 tools and settings  all in one place.  I’m a power user so I use these tools  all the time. I don’t have to hunt them down anymore.

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To enable God mode Create A new folder on your desktop or anywhere else. Rename it to this

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}  Now You’ll notice the icon will change to the God Mode Icon Above. Open the folder.  This will also work on Windows Vista but 64Bit users have experienced problems.  Also you can name GodMode Anything such has  Anything.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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