Fix a File Corruption in DOS

If you have a file corruption in Windows and want to fix the file do the following in DOS.
Type in the cmd line sfc /scannow to run XP's system File checker.
This will check all your files and correct any damaged files. Just make your your Windows CD is near by when scanning.


Add Actions to Power Point

Here is a great tip to add actions to a Power Point presentation.
They move one slide to another easily navigating your presentations.
Create an Action Button
All you do is go to the insert tab and from the illustration group, select Shapes - Action Buttons and choose the shape to use. Select the Action Button information and drag to create the shape on the side. When the Action settings dialog appears click Hyperlink to click the Slide entry, choose the slide to link to and click OK twice.
Using a Return Action
If an Action button links to a hidden or out of sequence slide add a Return Action button on the linked slide to bring the user back where they came from. From the AutoShapes list select Action Buttons, Return, drag it onto the slide and accept the default setting. Hyperlink to Last slide viewed.
Action Buttons as Navigation Systems
To create a navigation systems that appears on all slides, from the View tab choose Slide Master and the Shapes list. Back, Next, Beginning and End and accept the default configuration for each. Click Normal View to return to working with your slides. Take care not to place anything over the button or they will not work.


Pen USB Drive with Linux

Want to install Linux on a pen drive. Here is a great web site to help you achieve that goal. All you do is download a 400 mb file and install it on a pen drive and reboot. Linux now will be running on your pen drive.


Microsoft free tech help for Virus & Spyware

Yes it is free support from Microsoft if you need help getting rid of Virus and Spyware. Just give them a call at 866-PCSAFETY ( 866-727-2338 ).


Create your Own Custom Logo in Windows

If you ever wonder how OEM vendors customize there computer's with their own logo. Here is how they do it. Open up any photo editing program and create a pixel image 180x114 pixel. Save the image as a bitmap and name it oemlogo.bmp then place it in c:\windows\system32. Then create a notepad file the same folder and save it as oeminfo.ini - this file is usually contains customer support information but you can omit that as long as you use the following format.

Manufacturer=Elite PC
Model =Dream Machine

[Support Information]
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Copying Files & Saying No To All

If your copying files and there is a duplicate file name you usually select Yes to All and it goes a long way until the files finish copying. But there is no No To All when copying files, so to force Windows to repeat the command over and over again. All you have to do is hold down the SHIFT key the first time you say No and it should repeat again and again.


Symantec 3 user Rip Off

Consumer beware when they buy a Symantec 3 user license.
The day when you install the first license is the day that your license is activated for all three users. So let's say if you never get to use the third license. The day you install the third license. Even though you never used it, it expires when the first license was installed. It's a rip off because your paying for something that you may never use. So before you buy make sure you have three computers that need a new license.


Vista for Beginners

Heard so much commotion about Microsoft Vista but haven't really learned enough. Try the great tutorial sites to learn what Vista can do to you.
Vista 4 Beginners
Vista via Lifehacker



Want to create your own movie using your own music and pictures online. Jumpcut is your new friend to make your movie come to life. It will only make your very creative.


Hulu Free Television

Want free television for your computer. Simple just sign up for Hulu and watch free television on the web. Why pay for it, when it's free.


Cyberlink Live

Want to watch television, see photo's, share videos, play music, monitor web cams and download documents. Then Cyberlink Live is what you need to be looking at. The software basically is installed on your main home computer in which you install the remote access software to view all the above. It turns your computer in to a multimedia device that you can share with friends and family.


Sync Files Using a USB

Like to use USB thumb drives. Here is a great tip on how to use Windows Briefcase to Sync all the files from your USB drive into your computer. By clicking on the file in the flash drive window -> click New -> and then Briefcase. Copy one or more folders as a Sync copy. To Sync the thumbdrive files with the computer files just click on the new Briefcase file and click UPDATE ALL.


Register your Laptop before you leave the country

It may sound innocent but if you do not register your laptop before you leave the country. When you return back to the U.S., customs may charge you an import duty.
So stay ahead of the game and register your laptop if you plan some day to travel outside of the U.S.



Online Photo Editors

If you need to tweak your photo's online, try these free online editors




Like Quicken & Money for personal finances but hate that you always have to upgrade yearly. Check out Mint. It's an online base personal finance software that is always up to date. It's currently in BETA version and it's free. So now it's a great time to do your finances online for free.


Cell Phone Mobile Chargers

Looking for a battery operated Cell Phone charger. Here are a few cool items with the amount of minutes it takes to charge each phone and the battery life before the unit needs a replacement battery.

Energizer Energito go instant Cell phone charger - charge 46 min/3 to 9 hours per charge depending on phone.
Turbo Charge TB550 - charge 32 minutes/3 full charges
Iogear Gearjuice - 57 minutes/500 cycles
iRecharge ERUSB1 by Cellboost - not a full charge but 22 minutes/250 to 350 full charge
Kensington Portable Power Pack for mobile devices - 27 minutes/more than 300 charges


Surf Anonymously

Here are a few software links to surf anonymously:

You will loose speed and not all websites are friendly because your using their proxy to conceal your ip address.

List of available proxies but beware some might steal your information.
Available Proxies

A nice USB key software for surfing the net use Torpark

If your currently using Firefox you might want to install the Stealther extension.

To verify that your IP address is hidden go to this site to confirm your
IP Address


Downgrade Vista to XP

This might not be that easy if you think about it. You have to know if you want to still have Vista on your computer by setting up a dual boot or just wipe out Vista and load Windows XP.
If your going to do a dual boot on your computer to have Vista & XP installed download the Disk Part Tool on the Vista installation disk or GParted to create a second partition.
Disk Part Tool
You can also use EasyBCD - you'll have to add the drive letter and change type to Windows NT/2k/Xp/2k3. Click add entry then save. When you'll reboot your computer the bootloader will appear.

Be aware that some high performance computers can't handle AHCI mode on SATA drives so you would most likely have to go into the bios and disable AHCI mode.
Also when doing a dual boot with XP & Vista you'll have problems loading Vista. That can be fixed by using the Vista DVD and selecting Repair your computer ont the install screen and select start up.


Vista Sidebar Upgrade

Here are some great sidebars. Download them and install them yourself.

App Launcher
Clipboard Manager
Memory Meter
Mini Outlook Inbox
Network Utilization

RIAA changing it's stragedy

Now the RIAA will no longer prosecute individuals for downloading music. But they will instead focus on internet service providers. It's more money for the RIAA and less chances for individuals to get caught. Eventually internet service providers will be the one's to take actions against the individuals, or be forced to terminate consumer services.


Vista Hotfixes

Can't wait for Vista Service Pack 1

Here are some fixes but you'll have to download and install it yourself.
In most cases they do significant changes to some computers.
Just make sure these KB fixes are not already installed on your computer.

IP addresses problems with network setup
IP fix
PC sleep mode Errors
Poor Video
Slow Performance for 3G connections
Connect a fail Network Printer
Also make sure these fixes are installed as well
938194 fix
938979 fix
You can also see earlier fixes of SP1 at
Additional releases at Download Hot fix


Vista Tweaks

Looking for Vista tweaks well here it goes:

Get rid of the User Account Control
Remove UAC

Boost your computer then go to tiny url and download the free application called TweakVI - the free version of the software is all that you need.
PC Boost

Command Line rights - just type cmd in the search box - but it will be restricted on some users. In order to unrestrict it type CMD then press Cntrl-Shift-Enter now you can run commands as an administrator. Also works when you type CMD.exe in the search box. How you know your in the Admin unrestricted command prompt all you do is look at the prefix to say Administrator.

Add tab browser to Explorer - just download QT TabBar
Browser TabBar


Automotive Video's

I hope this item goes national soon. It would be nice for the video to do the talking when it involves auto accidents. It can solve who was at fault and hopefully end fraudulent claims. All that is missing is the insurance company discount.



Cell Smart phones of the future

New chips are being developed for cell phones that make them smart phones. It not only a cell phone but it can project High Definition content. I just can't imagine how nice it will be to project a downloaded video from a cell phone in High Definition.


First Online Cell Phone Directory is here

The company charges a fee for providing you will cell phone information in which it gets from sweepstakes, lotteries and the public. So if you need to know for a small fee you can find out directory information from cell phone numbers.


Yahoo & Microsoft

It will be a sweet deal for Microsoft if it could get Yahoo. All that Google has to do now is to keep ahead of it's major competitor.


First Vista Update due Mid March

The Update will be available to the public mid March and for those who have automatic updates. The update will automatically update mid April. It's about time Microsoft, why such the long wait?


My Student Vote

Great site to have everyone go and sign up to vote. You have voting registration forms for everyone in any state throughout the United States. Plus you have your favorite candidate website to view and see their common topics, issues that are currently talking about. Be inform and register to vote.


Eset Antivirus

Looking for a more secure complete antivirus software that will protect your system with all the online protection you will need that is also light on your system. Take a look at ESET nod32. It takes antivirus to the next level by including virus protection, firewall, spyware and spam ware all in one.


My Diary

If your looking for a software to put all your information from the world wide web, keep note of special events and dates and manage your finances. For the price you can't go wrong.


Video Spy

Need a new spyware toy around the house. Check out the remote control video spy. This little gadget does your spy work for you.
Now do you really want to know what others are saying about you?


Verizon DSL $13- a month

Verizon has a new bargain for DSL customers. Only $13- ( actual $12.99 ) a month for six months and it's still cheaper than standard DSL providers. If you need to get connected online. Give Verizon a try.


Private Eye Accessories

The following software's and accessories are dedicated for private eyes. Just remember not everyone can handle the truth. But if you must know then keep these in mind.

PC Pandora Pro Software
Super PocketTrack Covert GPS Tracker
Clock Radio Camera Camera



Get ready for a new type of wireless device that transmits all of your photo's to 17 web sites with little effort. All you do is take your pictures and place the camera SD card slot into the Eye-Fi card reader. Once the computer is connected to the net the program does the rest. Your pictures are uploaded in minutes to your favorite photo website.



Need a simple home security system that can control your air conditioner, indoor lighting, electrical appliances, outdoor lighting and garage door by just attaching it to your existing broadband access. Homeremote does all this with the use of any laptop, smart phone or java enabled cell phone. Now monitoring your home can be simple and affordable.


Free Content for All

Several weeks ago I published some great free content for all sites and here are the list again so that everyone can choose to watch more of what they enjoy.



Dash Express

This year a new GPS navigation system is due to come out that automatically updates itself to new roads and interests. No need to worry if your GPS is already outdated. This GPS updates itself and will change how we currently use GPS now-a-days.
So get ready for a new generation of GPS.

Other GPS sites
TomTom'sMap Share
Google Street View
Points of InterstReal



Looking for a software to monitor your company website. Look no further. This software keeps you updated constantly through email and SMS. Now you can rest assure that before something happens, you will be notified first hand.


Free Software for Windows

The best gift that anyone can get on the last day of the year is free software. Hopefully you can use most of these.


iPhone FM Transmitter

Looking for an FM transmitter for your iPhone. Then this inexpensive gadget should do the trick. I just can't figure out why they just don't have them built in.


Passport ID Security

I don't know how protective this case can be against the new RFID passports. But for now I will just have to believe everything until someone hacks an RFID passport.


Craftsman Entryease

Looking for a more secure remote for your garage door opener? Craftsman comes to the rescue with their biometric remote. It will not only protect you from losing garage door remotes, but it also works with other craftsman products. Giving you the ultimate security all around the house.


Battery Basics

Every year people go out and purchase batteries not really knowing what they are buying. People figure all batteries do the same thing. Which is to provide energy for a period of time. Now it's a great time to understand the different types of batteries in the market and what types of batteries consumers should be purchasing for electronic devices.


Get your Free Dummies Guide to Email Archiving

Get a better understanding of Email Archiving with the reference guide from Dummies.
But hurry up, while supplies last.


Elf Yourself * Fun *

Every year I pass this on to family and friends only to regret that I've sent it to them. Be creative and Elf yourself.



Need a photo editor software to edit your photo's online. Use Picnik, it's simple, free and easy to use.


Vista Deactivated

Interesting article on how Microsoft's new Vista deactivates because you just changed the video card. It might seem like a simple upgrade for PC user's but with Microsoft, it's considered a drastic change and yes Vista will need to be re-activated otherwise it might just not work again.


How to clean your Notebook

If your looking for tips to clean your notebook, take a look at Toshiba notebook tips. Laptops are delicate items and you should make sure you treat them delicately so that they can last forever.


Wireless Video

This fascinating device makes monitors go wireless and I just hope this brings on new manufactures to perfect the wireless monitor.


Sure way to enable NUM Lock

Hate it that everytime you boot your computer you need to enable the NUM Lock key so that you can use it everytime.
Here is an easy solution to enable NUM Lock on your computer during every boot time.
On most computers, to enable NUM Lock on boot up you just go to the system BIOS and enable NUM Lock. If this feature is not available, the next easy thing to do is to go and do this in your Windows Registry. Make sure that anytime you tweak your registry you backup your registry just in case.

go to Run -> command type Regedit -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER_CONTROL PANEL|KEYBOARD -> and look for a file named Initial Keyboard Indicators -> and make sure that it's set to 2, if not click on it twice change the value and hit enter to save. Just re-boot and your NUM Lock key problem should disappear.


Crack your own Passwords

Need a pass key program for Windows to see if the pass key your using is good enough. Here is a chance to break open your own home pass key and see if the program can crack your unique pass key. If it takes years to crack then you can say you probably have a good pass key. If it takes a few minutes, then it might be time to change that pass key for something more harder to guess.


Wireless Packet Sniffer

Need to trouble shoot your existing network. This software works great to help fix network problems. And if you need in need of also a network sniffer, you get two products in one. Take control of your network before it takes control of you.


Kangura USB Multi copier

Need to copy software into 24 USB devices at once. This nice software makes reality come true. It's a great idea for IT, sales and marketing companies who need to roll out software and products all in one shot.
Software Link


Vista SP1 Updates

Need to know what know updates are necessary for your network. Check out this direct link to help you identify certain service paks that are a must in SP1 for Vista.


Try Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft recently has in Beta it's Silverlight technology to improve it's download center experience, so that one can find and download Microsoft products easily. It's the next generation to the Microsoft Update Center. I might give this a try to see if once and for all they get it right.

Microsoft's direct Link


Evaluate Windows Server 2008

Want to evaluate and test Windows Server 2008. Here's your chance from Microsoft. It suppose to be a better improvement to Microsoft past server products. But we all know that only time can prove if that's true. Test drive it before you buy.


Vista SP1 in Beta open to the public

If your in need of the Vista SP1 and can't wait for the final release. Here is a great time to download the beta update. Although it's still buggie, it will help to resolve your some of your application issues.


Image fixer

Looking for a software that will fix a distorted image, resize it, make it clearer or cleaner. This site is excellent for that and it's free.


Mobile Phone Charging Station

These stations will begin to pop up almost anywhere to supply emergency cell phone charges to our everyday devices. There is a no charge for re-charging your cell phone because advertisement is what's supports this station from operating daily.
Another excellent product made available by our advertisers.


Wifi Inflights become reality

JetBlue is doing in flight Wifi and what that means is that eventually you'll be able to surf the net while on a trip. Satisfying anyone who wishes to surf while flying.


First Laptop with Vista that's downgradeable

Who would ever think someone would want to buy a computer with a most recent operating system to down grade it's operating system. Toshiba has done this and it's not alone, other manufactures are doing it as well. Microsoft can say whatever it wants to say about Vista, but it's going to take an even longer time for people to say goodbye to XP. Let's fight back and take control of our operating systems.


Office 2007 SP1 in Beta

Next year besides there being a Service Pak for Vista and XP, there will also be a Service Pak for Office 2007. Microsoft is working around the clock to still make Windows the number operating system of the world.


Scan your phone to get on board

It hopefully will save your time for looking for that missing paper boarding pass that you always keep loosing. Only time will tell if this trend will be adaptable at all airports.


Brando Chromatic USB hub

Talk about a usb hub with many curves. These are popping up almost everywhere. And helping out to connect your computer to various ports.


Content Filtering

Want to filter out certain websites. Try these links below to help you in your battle to control the Internet from users.

Adult Blocking


Port Assignments

Looking to block certain ports so that someone can't IM others. Take a look at these links below to identify ports in a router.

Wiki Ports


LaCie Hub

Here is a accessory hub to connect your computers to other devices. It's designed to connect to awkward positions so that a connection can be made. It will be a while before consumers find a useful usb hub connector.


Belkin Flip

Looking for a new kind of KVM switch to connect two computers or more. The new Belkin Flip will take you to a new level in remotely switching from computer to computer.


Get Fios and Get a Free 17" LCD

No it's not a typo. It appears that Verizon wants everyone to get into Fios. It's a sweet deal if your looking to upgrade your televsion for nothing. I am just upset the deal is not in my area.
Hurry up, don't know how long this deal will last.


People Search Engines

Looking for an old school mate, searching for someone you know, or want to do a background check on someone. Hopefully one of these sites will help. Hopefully you'll use this database in good faith.




A great tutorial site to learn the latest from the experts in the field. This is a must for graphic designers and programmers.


I want Sandy

Need a personal assistant to remind you of your daily task. Say hello to Sandy, your personal assistant. Her job is to remind you of things to do list. Give her a try since it's for free.


Compusa Gone For Good

It can be the end for Compusa, the mega computer store.
Times are changing in the technology world and the once so famous store now looks like they can't keep up with consumers.
If your looking for computer mega deals, keep an eye on all Compusa ad's this year and next. In the end it will be a good deal to the end.


Free Wifi Connect from At&t

Have At&t ( Bellsouth ) and hate it that you can't connect wirelessly to other public networks.
Well if your always going portable, this might be of some interest to you.
At&t DSL customers can connect free to public locations by just signing up.
Just check the public wifi locations in your area and get connected.

WiFi locations Link


Aim into Gmail Chat

Yes it's true you now can chat with Aim users using Gmail chat. No need to install aim onto your computer. If your currently using Gmail chat, all you do is send a message to the Aim user get confirmation and your ready to chat.


Get Snagit 7.25 for free

Love the famous Snagit software. Here's a chance to get it for free.
And to make it valid register your copy.
Software ftp://ftp.techsmith.com/pub/products/snagit/725/SnagIt.exe

Register Link


Lego Software on your PC

If your looking for some lego software for your computer. Take a look at these



New Plant Filteration System

It's just only 1 year away for the amazing new technoligical plant filteration system. It will revolutionize air filteration system from companies such as Glade, Wizard and Air Wick. Eco friedly to the environment.


Windows XP SP3 with Speed boost

This is the reason Microsoft is keeping quiet with XP SP3. It contains Windows Speed boost that will enhance your PC performance. The reason why Microsoft is keeping this quiet is that if your computer feels sluggish now, many users usually upgrade instead of keeping their existing operating unit. But with the new SP3 update. You can keep your old operating system and disregard Vista all the way.
If you have XP and debating about buying Vista, hold on and wait to see when the service pak comes out next year. It's can be worth the wait and it will save you a bundle and headaches from the new upgrade.


Away from Home Office Tools

Here are a few cool away from home office tools that will keep you working when your away from home.

Create your own personal desktop
Brain storm your thoughts
Office application that uses the same functions as Microsoft Office
Great place to download files and have others view them
Online Spending Account
Need some books while your away


Free Music Download

It's only a matter of time before all music downloads will be free. It's a long battle to the end, but I believe that in time music downloads will be free and music giants will find a new way to cash in on their royalties.
So feel free to browse this website and download as many songs as you want.
The advertisers are the ones who generate revenues to the artist.
It's legal and its free.


Print Anywhere over the Internet

Interesting windows freeware that let's you print anywhere over the internet. I would assume it would be great for salesman or executives who are always on the road to print documents over the internet.
In my opinion why not store these documents online and print them later using widows xps.


Census results in your area

Want to find out the Census results for your area. Try this site and you'll be amazed on the U.S. Census results for your area.



Ready to purchase a house, condo, or co-op. Just type in the address and this site give you the property values within that area that are currently for sale. You no longer have to call broker to broker to find out how much a buyer is asking for. You just first shop at Cyberhomes and then you later decide if that area is where you would like to move.


Solar power Bluetooth headset

For a hundred bucks you'll not only have a Bluetooth headset but it will be battery free. I just hope that it lives up to it's reputation.


USB toaster

This holiday if your looking for a special gift to someone who is always near there portable computer. This item could just probably make their day. I just hope they are able to understand that their is no such thing as a USB toaster.


Where are my cookies in Vista

If you already tried to search for your cookies folder in Vista. You have already had several unsuccessful attempts. Hopefully now you will be able to see the cookies folder but they're several things you need to do first.
The first thing is to go to your Control panel -> folder Options -> click View
tab -> and check show hidden files and folder and then find Hide protected operating system files and uncheck it and say ok to save the settings.
You then copy this link to internet explorer to view your cookies.
Make sure you change the USERNAME to read your computer user name
and this link as well


Yahoo Pipes

Let's just say it's RSS your website home page the easy way.
Check it out and give it a try.


Talking First Aide Kit

This kit is a life saver. It's contains several emergency packets. When an emergency occurs, no need to read the first aide card to find out on what to do. Just activate the voice player and it will tell you step by step.


Easy convertor

Need to convert something. No problem, just load the file, choose the format, enter your email address and the file is converted via email. Quick, fast and simple.


Remember the Milk

This is a creative website where you can gather all of your things to do list and have access to them every where. You can even get reminder alerts, so you will not forget.


Wireless Photo Frame

These new wireless photo frames are popping out every where and it's only a matter of time before one manufacture creates a great way to view and share pictures. One such manufacture is Momento who makes the Momento 100 photo frames. These frames display photo's wirelessly as long as they have a wireless network connection. Pictures are easily uploaded onto their website and you as well as family members with a Memento frame can view pictures endlessly.


Only 2 Clicks

Do you visit several pages on a daily basis. This software can make your life easier. You save the software onto your desktop as your home page. And you customize your homepage with the several websites you visit daily. Hopefully to make your browsing easier.


Verizon mess up with Day Light Savings

In this day in age it's amazing on how many people use there cell phones as alarms clocks. It's only time before alarm clocks become a thing of the past. But it makes it difficult to know how easily someday it can become a nightmare because of technology glitches like this one.



Every so often we print articles online or need to write a letter that requires special fonts. This is where this website comes in. It has over 7500 fonts and are PC and MAC compatible.


Missing a DLL file when installing a program

Take a look at this free site that promises to find and replace that DLL file that you need to install so that your program can run correctly.


The Things I want

Want to create a perfect wishlist, registry or christmas list. Check out this site and what it does is that it connects your list to any web site so that your list can be shared with friends and family.


Do My Stuff

Looking for someone do your chores, duties or task around the house or while your at work. Check out this new website that can help you when you just need that extra person around to just get that job done.


Byte Convertor

Want to know how many byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte in your computer. Or just need to calculate so that you know how much disk space you will need or have left.
This is a great tool for all those users who hate to calculate.