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How to Create User Account in Windows XP

When you install your computer operating system such as windows xp or buy a new computer with preinstalled operating system installed a user account is already created on it. The name of the user account your using can be seen at the top of the start menu. Imagine customizing the feel and look of your desktop then someone uses your computer and customize the desktop that is entirely different to what you have set.

How to Enable or Disable JavaScript in Different Web Browser

JavaScript are programming language used by most website authors to add interactivity or to add functionality to their own sites such as polls, validating form and much more. With JavaScript disabled this interactive features or added functionality of many website are also disabled or cannot be executed by the browser. You can enable or disable your browser JavaScript by following these simple steps.

  1. TO ENABLE OR DISABLE IN INTERNET EXPLORER

1. In Internet Explorer click on tool on the top menu.
2. Choose Internet Options.
3. Click on the Security tab.
4. Click on Custom Level
5. Scroll down until you see the section labeled ‘Scripting.’
6.To enable Javascript click on the Enable radio button.
7. To disable Javascript click on the Disable radio button.
8. Click on OK and refresh your browser to see the effect.

2.TO ENABLE OR DISABLE IN MOZILLA FIREFOX

1. In Mozilla Firefox click on tool on the top menu.
2. Click on Option.
3. Select Content on the navigation tab.
4. Click on Enable Javascript checkbox to Enable, click on the checkbox again to uncheck it and disable javascript.

3.TO ENABLE OR DISABLE IN SAFARI 5

1. Apple safari click on the Edit menu.
2. Select on Preferences.
3. Inside preferences click on the Security tab.
4. Click on Enable Javascript checkbox to Enable, click on the checkbox again to uncheck it and disable javascript.

4.TO ENABLE OR DISABLE IN GOOGLE CHROME
1. Click on Customize and control google chrome
2. Click on Settings
3. Scroll down at the bottom of the page and click on show advance settings
4. Under privacy
5.Click on Content Setting and scroll down to JavaScript
6. To enable JavaScript click on “Allow all sites to run JavaScript (Recommended)” radio button.
7. To disable Javascript click on “Do not allow any site to run JavaScript”

How to Show or Unhide Hidden Files And Folder in Windows 7, 8 and Xp

System files used by Windows are hidden by default to protect these files from accidental deletion or being modified by Windows users. If you noticed that your files or folder are gone, don’t panic viruses and spywares often change the attribute of the file or folder to hidden attribute so you won’t be seeing them especially if your files are stored on an usb flash drive.

To lunch Folder Options window in windows 8

To lunch Folder Options in Windows 8, click on File Explorer. In the File Explorer Windows click on the View Tab and then click on the Options menu and then clicking on the Change folder and search options.

To lunch Folder Options in Windows 7, click on Start menu then clicking on the Control Panel. Change View by: Large icon or Small icon, click on Folder Options to lunch the Folder Options window.

To lunch Folder Option window in windows Xp

To lunch Folder Options in Windows Xp, click on Start menu then click on My Computer. In the My Computer window, click onTools menu then click on Folder Options.

To show hidden files, folders and drives in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Xp
To show hidden Files, Folder and drives click on the View tab on the Folder Options, scroll down on the Advancce settings until you see a radio button that says Show hidden files, folders, and drives and then click on it. Also uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) to show hidden system files and folders.

After clicking the OK button you should see greyed files and folder on your drive as shown in the image below. A greyed file or folder indicate that it is hidden. Note that some viruses and spywares will disable the showing of hidden files and folder even if the Show hidden files, and folders, and drives is selected and the Hide protected operating system files is unchecked, in this case suspect that your computer might be infected with a virus.

How to Unhide The Administrator Account in Windows XP

There are times when you need to install a particular software or hardware or you just wanted to edit your setting and windows requires you to be logged in as administrator but even your current login account with administrator privilege doesn’t work out, or maybe you just want the administrator account shows up when windows welcome screen appears. In such cases like this, you probably need the administrator account built-in with windows.

Booting in safe mode will enable you to logon to the administrator account but has limitation because in some instances some software or drivers cannot be installed or uninstalled in safe mode. When you install a fresh copy of windows xp to your computer or your computer is shipped with preinstalled windows xp a administrator account is already created on it and should be the default user login but adding additional user account with the administrator privileges may hide the administrator account. This built in administrator account with windows xp has limitless power over your computer, even creating a user account with administrator privilege sometimes have limitation. Rebooting in safe mode will show up the administrator account but there are instances that this administrator account don’t shows up in safe mode either.

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SHOW OR ACCESS THIS ACCOUNT IN NORMAL MODE

The First one is by going to the control panel and selecting users account and clicking on change the way users log on or off link and unchecking the use the welcome screen as shown in figure 1.1, A different logon screen will appear as shown in figure 1.2. You just type in the username as Administrator and the password if any and there you are you are logged in as administrator..

The second procedure is to edit your system registry but this is the hard way, Please take note that editing your system registry incorrectly may render your system not to function correctly or not to function at all. I recommend creating a restore point before doing this procedure or not to continue at all if you’re unsure of what you’re doing.

If you can’t edit your registry in normal mode you have to boot in safe mode by restarting windows and pressing the Function key “F8” on your keyboard before the “starting windows” appears then you can login to the administrator account provided you know the logon password or it has no logon password at all. To start editing your registry click on start click run and type regedit. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ SpecialAccounts\UserList Double-click the Administrator key in the right pane or if the administrator key doesn’t exist right click on the vacant area on the right pane and select new then click on DWORD value and name it Administrator. Right click on the administrator you created and click on modify, on the Value Data type 1 as its value. When you’re done reboot your system and the administrator account will show up.

That’s how to show the Administrator account in your log on screen..

How to Monitor Your PC System Temperature

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) or the Processor is the most essential part of your Computer and produces heat when your computer is powered up. The heat generates by the CPU should be dissipated through a heat sink along with the CPU fan. Having too much heat on the device itself will make its internal circuits damaged or burned and you may need to replace your CPU.

The common symptoms of CPU unusual high temperature are system hang or the well-known blue screen in Windows operating system, your computer works perfectly then sudden restart or even it turns off your computer this is the case when your BIOS has a monitoring system and you have set its maximum temperature limit.

CPU’s have a maximum temperature limit that it can handle which is set by the manufacturer. When the cpu is constantly in temperature high above the maximum temperature it can handle the CPU life-span will be decreased and in no time your cpu will burn-out.

Since CPU is one of the most expensive components of your computer we need to take good care of it to avoid damage. To avoid excessive heat to the CPU and damage it, we have to check that

1. Your CPU and Heatsink have sufficient thermal paste and the CPU Heatsink is seated firmly,
2. Make sure that the CPU Fan is connected to power source on your motherboard and it is working,
3. Have additional fan attached to your casing for better internal air flow,
4. Have a temperature monitoring software installed.

There are lots of temperature monitoring software you can find on the net and also when you buy your computer or motherboard it usually comes with cd containing the drivers and other software related to your motherboard. Many motherboard today includes monitoring software for their motherboard but this only work on their motherboard and doesn’t work on other motherboard or brand name. If your motherboard have a temperature monitoring software then you can use it, this software that shipped with your board has usually more features than other free monitoring tools.

SpeedFan is a Freeware temperature monitoring software that monitor voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips, SpeedFan can also show and monitor your hard disk information and temperature.

How to Use Windows Xp System Restore

USING WINDOWS XP SYSTEM RESTORE

The use of system restore is to restore your computer system files in its earlier state or to the state when your computer works perfectly. There are times when you install software or driver to your system then suddenly your computer behave erratically. Maybe your first step in solving this problem is to rollback the driver you have just installed and uninstall the software that you think that might cause the problem, but what if this does not solve the problem. Your next step could be to use the system restore by windows and restore your computer to its earlier state. System restore does not affect your personal files such as your email, document or photos.

Using system restore requires that you logged in as an administrator otherwise your not able to do system restore on your system. To quickly check if your logged in with an administrator privilege double click the date and time located at the lower right of your windows xp desktop or you can click Start >> Run and type “timedate.cpl” and click on the ok button.

How to Enable “Open command window here” when you right click on a folder in Windows

By default when you right click a folder, you won’t be seeing the “Open command window here”. If you love using command prompt you can permanently enable this on the context menu when you right click a folder.

By default when you right click a folder, you won’t be seeing the “Open command window here”. If you love using command prompt you can permanently enable this on the context menu when you right click a folder.

There are three possible ways of enabling the “Open command window here” in the context menu. The easiest way is to press the Shift key on the keyboard then right clicking on a folder, this technique requires you to press the Shift key everytime you want the “Open command window here” to appear on the context menu. The other way would be editing the windows registry. Please note that windows registry serves important role in the proper operation of Windows operating system, before trying to edit the windows registry, back up the registry or create a windows system restore point, so that in case things don’t work out right at least you would be able to restore your computer to a state when everything runs perfectly.

This tutorial was tested in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 , Windows 7 and Windows Xp, the only difference is how to run REGEDIT on these different operating system. Check out How to Backup and Restore System Registry to find out how to run regedit or the Registry Editor.

Default right click without “Open command window here”.

How to Fix Non-system Disk or Disk error

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Seeing an error message that says “Non-system disk or disk error” when you power on your computer means that your computer can’t find windows in your hard drive and therefore it cannot continue to load Windows. This is very frustrating because you cannot use your computer until the problem is fixed.

Here are some simple trouble shooting tips you can follow to solve this “Non-system disk or disk error” error message. I presume you have some basic know how on some basic computer components, please check out PC Component for some basic guide on computer parts and accessories.

  • Make sure that your computer is booting from your internal hard drive where Windows is installed. Check that your first boot device is your hard drive to do this go to CMOS setup by pressing “delete” or “F2” key when your PC is in Power-On-Self-Test (POST) status and check that your first boot device priority is set to your hard drive or HDD also check that your hard disk drive is detected by the system. If you have more than one drive connected to your computer you have to select the drive where windows is installed, usually it is installed on the primary hard drive and not the secondary hard drive but that will depend on the setup of the manufacturer when you first purchase your computer or you can just disconnect the cable on the other hard drive and let the only drive where windows is installed the only drive connected to your system or motherboard.
  • Other possibilities is that your computer might be trying to load Windows from a removable media rather than from the hard disk inside your computer, remove any inserted or connected USB flash drives, digital cameras, memory cards also check for media that might be inserted on the floppy disk and CD/DVD drives.
  • If instruction 1 and 2 doesn’t fix the problem and the error still persist, there is a probability that some portion of your hard drive might be corrupt specially the boot sector of your hard drive. The remedy for this is to insert your windows installation disk and performing a repair of installation of windows. In this step you have to have your Windows CD/DVD installation disk at hand and boot on your CD/DVD drive. You can skip this procedure and go to the next procedure if you like.
  • If instruction 1 to 3 doesn’t fix the problem, then you have to open the casing of your computer and check for the cable connected to your hard drive. The error might be due to a loose connection between your motherboard and your hard drive. First of find the SATA cable inside your computer, if your hard drive is SATA drive. Check for IDE cable if you are using PATA Hard drive. If you are not familiar with Hard drives check out the Hard disk drive article on this site for more information. When you found the cable try removing it and then reseating the cable firmly, just be careful not to apply too much force that may cause something to break inside your computer, do this both on your hard disk drive and the motherboard.
  • If instruction 1 to 4 doesn’t fix the problem then your hard drive may have failed. If your hard drive has failed you have to replace your hard drive and you have to clean install windows on your new hard drive.