Monday, October 5, 2009

Slow performance in Computers

Hi guys. In an another common problems faced by most of the computer users, I would like to throw some light on it.
Throughout my work experience as an Online Technician, I found that the most common computer problem is Slow Performance. Even after purchasing a good available computer in the market, and feeding extra couple of GB of RAM the computer still performs slow. There could be number of reasons for this. But instead of listing these reasons, I think you would be more interested in getting rid of this Slow performance issue. Hence, I have listed some of the Troubleshooting Steps which will enhance the performance of your computer :-

1. Scan your system for Virus or Spyware using updated Anti virus application.
2. Determine if there is more than one anti-virus program installed. To determine if there is more than one anti-virus program installed, perform the following steps:

Click the Start button.
Point to All Programs.
Look for one or more of the following programs in your list:
Symantec, Norton AntiVirus, McAfee VirusScan, eTrust EZ Antivirus, Trend Micro PC-cillin, BitDefender, Kasperksy Anti-Virus, F-Secure Antivirus, Eset NOD32 Antivirus, Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus, Cyberscrub Antivirus, etc.,.

If there is more than on Anti Virus application in your system then please maintain only one antivirus and remove the rest.
4. Clear the startup environment in Microsoft® Windows® XP. To clear the startup environment in Microsoft® Windows® XP, perform the following steps:

Click the Start button, click Run, and then type 'msconfig' in the Open box.
Click OK.
The System Configuration Utility window appears.
Click Selective Startup.
Click to uncheck the following options:
Load Startup Group Items
Click OK.
The following system message appears: You must restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Restart now?
Click the Yes button.
The computer restarts.
5. Try to starting the computer from Safe mode:
Turn your system off, then turn it back on and as soon as you turn it on start tapping the F8 key at the top of your keyboard once every two seconds.
This will lead you to a list of Windows Advanced Options.
From this list you need to highlight Safe Mode and press enter.
Log in as normal and it will leave you at a basic looking desktop.
Does it boot up properly in Safe mode or is it slow.
6. Ensure that you have atleast 2 GB of free space on your hard drive.
7. Determine whether the total physical memory is less than the peak commit charge.

Open the applications you normally use.
NOTE: This may include Internet Explorer®, Outlook®, Word, Excel®, Outlook® Express, or any other applications you use on a regular basis.

Press and hold down the and keys, and then press .
The Windows Task Manager window appears.
Click the Performance tab.
Compare the Peak Commit Charge (K) on the left to the Total Physical Memory (K) on the right.
If the Peak Commit Charge is less than (<) the Total Physical Memory, the system currently has enough memory to perform normal functions.
If the Peak Commit Charge is more than (>) the Total Physical Memory, the system does not have enough memory to perform normal functions.
Monitor the Peak Commit Charge (K) for approximately 30 seconds.
NOTE: If the Peak Commit Charge (K) continues to rise without falling at least once, monitor the charge for approximately five more minutes. If the charge only rises, this may indicate a spyware infection.
8. Delete the Contents of the Prefetch Folder in Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Click Start and then Run.
The Run window appears.
Type %Windir%\prefetch, and click OK.
The Prefetch window appears.
Click Edit and then Select All.
All items are highlighted.
Right-click the highlighted items, and click Delete.
The folder's contents are deleted.
9. Run Ccleaner, which would clear all the unwanted temporary files from your system.  Download and install Ccleaner from below link.
10. Verify that the operating system is managing the paging file size. Verify that the operating system is managing the paging file size by performing the following steps:
NOTE: You must be logged on to the system as an administrator to change the paging file size.
Click the Start button.
Right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
The System Properties window will appear.
Click the Advanced tab.
Click the Settings button located under the Performance section of the window.
The Performance Options window will appear.
Click the Advanced tab.
Click the Change button under the Virtual Memory section of the window.
The Virtual Memory window will appear.
Click to select the System Managed Size option.
Click Set.
Click Close.
Reboot the system.
11. Perform Disk fragment on Hard disk:
Click on Start -> Run.
Type dfrg.msc and click on OK.
This will open Disk Fragmenter Window.
Select the C: drive and click on Defragment button.
This will take some time to complete. It properly organizes files in your Hard disk.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Best Free Antivirus

I always have come across a frequent question as to which Anti virus is the best to protect the Computer, and obviously free of cost. 

Personally, I have always had faith in Mcafee 8.5i, and still using it. The only overhead using this anti virus is of downloading the update file and then updating it, where the update file is of size more than 100MB. But considering the fact that its a cost free anti virus, and the performance of this anti virus, the overhead is worth. 

However, there are other free anti viruses also which are among the favorites, around the world. One of the best website reviewing about one of the best anti virus in the market today, has their favorites as Avira and Avast. For more information, click on the below links :-




Monday, September 21, 2009

Storing Images in MS ACCESS

Hi guys, the below provided links are informative and helpful content on how to store Images in MS Access database.

MS Access :-  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HP052802251033.aspx



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Useful Software for your PC

Sometimes, you might be wondering which all software do I require for my Computer. And if at all if you knew it, then dont know from where I can get. 

Hence guys, in this post I am gonna provide you with the links  of those software that are the most common requirements of a PC.  They are as follows :- 

1) CCleaner  => CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

2) Firefox   => The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

3) Java RunTime Environment   =>  Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to have a much richer experience online than simply interacting with static HTML pages.
Java Plug-in technology, included as part of the Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), establishes a connection between popular browsers and the Java platform. Java allows applications to be downloaded over a network and run within a guarded sandbox. Security restrictions are easily imposed on the sandbox.
Many cross platform applications also require Java to operate properly.

4) VLC Media Player   => VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats. 

VLC can play:
  • MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 / DivX files from a hard disk, a CD-ROM drive, and so on
  • DVDs, VCDs, and Audio CDs
  • From satellite cards (DVB-S)
  • Several types of network streams: UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP, RTSP, MMS, etc.
  • From acquisition or encoding cards (on GNU/Linux and Windows only) 

5)  Yahoo Messenger Latest Version  =>  Do I need to provide any description about this application !!!

The best part of these software/applications is that these are FULL Versions and not TRIAL, and absolutely FREE of cost.

If you are looking for any such software or application, do post your queries  in the comments and I will get back to you with the reply.

Friday, September 18, 2009

How to become a Follower / Friend

If you want to become a follower to this Blog, or in other words, like becoming a FRIEND as we do on Social Networking Sites, just click on the "FOLLOW" button  as shown in the pic below :- 

Follow the onscreen instructions to become a Follower / Friend.

How to post a Comment..

In order to add a comment to any of the POSTs (or topics), just click on the link showing the no. of comments.

 Then, the Comment Box will appear. Type in the comment and then from the "Comment as " option select any option between these two : 
1) Google account :- it will ask u to sign in with your google account and then you can post a comment.
2) Name/URL  :- In this you simply have to enter you name and click on the submit button.(Leave the URL field empty)

And after selecting from the above two options, click on the "Post Comment" button, and there you are...!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Welcome guys...

Hiii friends,

This is the first post on my blog. Further I am gonna post some most common faced problems and their solutions.

Your comments and queries are most welcomed.

God bless,

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