Find the difference between Size and Size on disk

When we right click on a file or a folder to see its properties and size, we see two different options saying “Size” and “Size on disk” having different values most of the time. The difference between “Size” and the “Size on disk” of a file has always confused me. I kept wondering “How can a file possess different size?”

No doubt you are reading this post because you also want to know the actual difference. So let’s find out the difference between “Size” and “Size on disk”. Continue reading “Find the difference between Size and Size on disk”

Fix the Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device error

This must have happened to each of us many times that when we click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the system tray to remove hardware, we get an error message saying “The device ‘Generic Volume’ cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later”.

The only reason for this problem is that the pen drive is still in use and some data is either being read from it or being written into it. That means some process is using the drive but we do not know what the processes are that are accessing the drive.

Steps to fix the problem:

1.    End the processes that are using the USB drive: Continue reading “Fix the Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device error”

Review of Google Browser Chrome

Google Chrome, the web browser released by the Google recently has started making its place in the market right away. Chrome is giving a tough competition to the already present web browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The installer file is around 500 KB in size and can be downloaded from here, but when it is actually launched, the installer takes around 7 MB size.

Let’s have a look at some good features of Chrome:

•    Chrome is a smooth, fast browser that consumes a minimal memory. In a test performed by me, I found that Chrome uses considerably less memory as compared with Firefox 3.

•    Omnibar, which is a search-cum-address bar as stated by Continue reading “Review of Google Browser Chrome”

Increase Disk space to avoid Low Disk Space

It happens to most of us some or other time (at least it happens to me most of time) that we see a message appearing on the screen saying “Low Disk Space” and we are in need of some more memory space as we don’t want to delete our important data.

Following are the steps to increase your disk space:

1.    Delete the Temporary files:

These files are created during some process but are completely useless. To delete them, go to C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp folder (User is the name of the account you are using) and delete all the files permanently.

2.    Delete the temporary Internet files:

To do this, open My computer, right click on the C: drive, go to properties and click on Disk Cleanup.

Check all the files not important to you and click on OK to perform the operation. Similarly you can delete the temporary files Continue reading “Increase Disk space to avoid Low Disk Space”

Use Remote Desktop Connection to access a remote PC

If you like travelling but need to perform some important work on the go then you must be having a laptop. But it could happen that you need to access some file stored on your desktop or run an application in some other computer, then you should definitely use the Remote Desktop Connection utility that comes along with XP.

Remote Desktop Connection is a utility with the help of which we can access files or run programs stored in any system in the world. This is how we can use the Remote Desktop Connection utility:

1.    Setting a password

To log-in into the system we need to set the password of the user that we are logging in. The password should comprise of alphabets, numeric and special Continue reading “Use Remote Desktop Connection to access a remote PC”

Solve the Javascript:void(0); error problem

Some of our readers were facing this problem that sometimes when they try to click a link they see a javascript:void(0); code on the status bar of the browser and the link doesn’t work. We all must have faced this problem someday or the other as it is very common these days.

This problem is most common on Orkut and can be often seen when we try to scrap our friends and when we hovers our mouse over the “Post Scrap” button, this message comes on the Continue reading “Solve the Javascript:void(0); error problem”

Remove ntde1ect.com or avpo.exe virus easily

ntde1ect.com is a virus whose name is such chosen that it keeps you confused. Actually Windows need a very important file called “ntdetect.com” for its booting and running purposes, removal of which will crash the system. ntde1ect.com resembles this important file. This virus is also known as avpo.exe

This virus may cause several problems like:

•    Double clicking on a drive does not open.
•    Unable to see the hidden and system files.

Let’s fix the problem:

1.    Open Task Manager Continue reading “Remove ntde1ect.com or avpo.exe virus easily”

Double click on drive opens in new window

Are you screwed by the problem that when you Double click on some drive it opens in a new window? Then do not worry you can fix this problem manually in seconds.

First of all check if by mistake you haven’t ticked the option under General tab in Folder Options. If not it means that the problem is due to some virus activity.

Steps to fix the problem:

Solution 1

•    Open start menu and click Run. Continue reading “Double click on drive opens in new window”

Description of Svchost.exe

Wondering what is Svchost.exe and what role does it play in running our system? There are whole lots of svchost.exe processes running in background and we even can’t kill them.

What is svchost.exe?

Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). The Svchost.exe file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder. These file first checks for the services part of the registry and maintains Continue reading “Description of Svchost.exe”

Reduce audio songs size by changing Bitrate

The songs are encoded in various Bitrates these days which also increases the size of the audio file greatly. Bitrate or Bit Rate is the average number of bits that one second of video or audio data will consume. It is directly proportional to the quality of sound that the audio file produces.

There are a lot of bit rates that are used these days like 128, 144, 160, 192, 256, and 320. Amongst these 128 is the most used bit rate and at this bit rate both the sound quality and file size are balanced. But if you like to convert the audio file from one bitrate to other to reduce the size of the file if quality does not matter much or just convert the file from one format to another like wav to mp3 or other formats, then I recommend the use of Switch.

Switch is an audio file converter for Windows. It can convert wav, mp3, ogg, flac, aac, wma, au, aiff, ogg, msv, dvf, vox, atrac, gsm, dss and other formats Continue reading “Reduce audio songs size by changing Bitrate”

Reduce and compress Image size

If you like clicking more and more photos but worry about its size then this post will let you know how you can reduce the size of an image easily.

Photos clicked from a high resolution camera produce an image with great resolution but its size is also much. We may want it to send to a friend online or upload it on some site, then it is required to reduce its size.

To reduce size we can either Resize the image or reduce the pixel ratio.

Resizing to reducing size:

•    Open the image in any image editing application like Microsoft Paint and crop the Continue reading “Reduce and compress Image size”

Break BIOS Password

A user may also put a BIOS password preventing you to even enter the system but if you wish to access the system do not worry we you can still do it. However, I only recommend this trick for your own personal use.

What is BIOS?

Bios stands for Basic Input Output System and is a firmware code run by a PC when first powered on, which is a type of boot loader. The primary function of the BIOS is to identify and initialize system component hardware (such as the video display card, hard disk, and floppy).

How to Break a BIOS Password?

The following steps work absolutely fine for a Desktop and are the easiest of all.

Steps:

•    Shut down the computer and take out all the plugs connected to Continue reading “Break BIOS Password”