The Dreaded Blue Screen – The Sight That Is Unbearable For Computer Users

Introduction:

Most of the computer users would have definitely come across blue screen problem, from where the system becomes unusable without reinstalling the operating system, or by changing the required hardware. Once the blue screen appears, your system will keep rebooting and you will not be able to use it. This problem is a very critical issue, and many users often complain and discuss about it on online forums.

Some of the issues experienced by users related to blue screen are:

In one of the tech forums, an individual posted a comment saying that her laptop was showing blue screen for the last few months while turning it on, and she has no clue about what was happening. It often hung showing a NMI parity check. Even after changing the motherboard, formatting the HDD and updating the BIOS, she is still unable to fix the issue.

  • Another regular computer user pointed out that his laptop keeps rebooting after displaying a blue screen after and there is nothing he can do to stop it. Thus, he keeps his system switched off most of the time.
  • One of the users was also facing similar issue with his Dell laptop. Whenever he tried switching his laptop, he was being prompted with a message stating if he wanted his laptop start normally or in the safe mode. On selecting either of the options the laptop was showed a blue screen with a error message “STOP: 0X000000F4 (0X00000003,0X84BA04D0,0X84BA061C,0X81290330)”. He was not sure about what to do like most of the other users facing similar issue.
  • Some computer users have tried reformatting their hard drive to resolve the blue screen issue. While it may have worked for a few, but it just does not seem to work for others. Obviously it looks like the problem does not just lie with the corrupt OS alone.
  • Some of the people have blue screen issue while working on a particular applications or program. Out of nowhere, their systems showed an error message that the system memory is full, and the computer screen turned blue. Many gamers also faced similar issue while playing. When they removed and placed the laptop battery back, the problem seemed to have resolved on its own, but it did create a doubt about the efficiency of their laptops in their minds.

Effective Solutions:

Many users have tried fixing this problem, while some of them did succeed, others were not so lucky. Those who were able to fix it stated that the problem occurred due to the following reasons, as mentioned below:

  1. RAM is not fitted accurately
  2. Less space in the OS drive
  3. Virus has affected the system

You can try troubleshooting the above mentioned issues, but if you are still unsuccessful, you might want to look for more answers in this link. Hopefully, your computer should be up and running smoothly in a matter of few minutes.

Best Practices While Browsing Web-Sites On Internet – The Do’s And Don’ts

Tips for Browsing Web

Web browsing is one of the places though which the computer can get spyware or virus. There are numerous sites, which are just waiting for you to create some mistake, so that they can install some malware or virus on your PC. Therefore, it is very important for you to be careful while browsing the internet.

Choice Regarding Browser

Internet Explorer previously has experienced safety problems, which has made Firefox as a much better option with regard to safety while browsing the web. However, Microsoft has made a lot of effort for strengthening the safety of internet explorer. Hence, you can use Firefox or Internet Explorer and keep updating them frequently.

Firewall and Anti-Virus

It is recommended for you to use effective anti-virus application on your system and be sure to enable the virus protection. In addition to this, if you have window operating systems ensure to enable the firewall protection.

Download

It you download data from an untrusted website your system might be affected by virus. Therefore, it is recommended to download data only from trusted and known websites. Most people get the virus while downloading music files from untrusted websites.

Recognizing Bad Websites

Recognizing a bad site can be a difficult task. You might come across many bad sites during surfing. Whenever you find an untrusted website mark it as a bad website and it is advisable not to browse such a site so that you can save your computer from virus. If you discover a website, which is terribly developed, lots of windows will pop-up and it is better to stay away from such a site. You must take the necessary precaution to quarantine or delete any spyware or virus.

Windows Update

If you are working on windows operating system, then it is recommended for you to download and install windows update whenever available. Many times these updates also increase the security matters.

Our Conclusion

It is better to browse web safely as it will prevent virus installation on your computer.  First, you should choose a browser, which will suit your security measures and install an antivirus software and enable firewall protection. Never download data or music from untrusted websites

Tackle Windows 7 Freezing With Ease

What To Do When Windows 7 Freezes Booting?

A lot is anticipated from Windows 7 by many of us. Several people may point out that Microsoft has learnt some lessons from Windows XP and Window Vista launches. We are still facing the old set of issues that we came across in the earlier windows operating system. One major issue we came across from our users is that Window 7 freezes while booting.

This issue is normally because of the USB connection problem, therefore what you need to do is to detach every one of the USB cable connections and reboot the system. As soon as the computer completes reboot process, integrate a USB connection and then leave this for some time to find out if this link creates a problem.

You might also wish to reboot your system to find out if this relationship brings about freezing while rebooting your computer. Subsequently, carry on this procedure by connecting as well as removing every USB device individually until you can recognize the location where the hardware disappointment is arriving through. The problem is generally the effect of a wireless computer keyboard or even computer mouse or dongle. However, it can be the other device as well.

In the event you have observed that the issue is originating from wireless keyboard and mouse then you will have to examine your computer to find out that the “USB keyboard and mouse support” is enabled in BIOS setting. If this option is enabled then disable it to solve this issue.

Ubuntu – Open Source OS

So what is Ubuntu?

It is a computer operating system that is based on Linux. It is open source (meaning that it is able to be changed and improved by the users through its source code) and is free. The name came from a South African phrase ‘humanity towards others’ translated as Ubuntu.

Ubuntu strictly adheres to the open source philosophy and it will remain 100% free.

What is it for?

It is for personal computers and there is also a server version, but today we’ll only discuss the personal variant. Overall there are about 12 million people who use Ubuntu on their personal computers and it is the 4th most popular web server.

Who sponsors it?

Mark Shuttleworth (a South African entrepreneur) owns Canonical Ltd. and sponsors Ubuntu. He makes money by selling the technical support and any other services related to Ubuntu.

Can my computer handle it?

Ubuntu supports both 32 and 64 bit architectures but you also need to ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements to run this operating system.

For your desktop or laptop you must have:
Processor: 1GHz
Memory (or RAM): 384 MiB
Free space on your hard drive: 5 GB

So why do people use Ubuntu?

Ya this is a free operating system, but what really does it offer? With any purchased computer or laptop you get an operating system, so how is Ubuntu different?

Well, for starters it’s an open source software. This means it is completely customizable and you can change it however you like. Even if you aren’t some elite coder or programmer there are a lot of people out there who have created unique and completely awesome add ons for Ubuntu! You can check out some of the more popular Ubuntu downloads to see some of the fantastic features that it can integrate into your desktop operating system. Go here to look at top 10 Ubuntu downloads: http://lifehacker.com/5227309/top-10-ubuntu-downloads

On top of that, it’s free! Windows operating systems often get updated, leaving you in the dust without the fancy new gizmos so you are forced to either purchase the new upgrade or find an alternate means of obtaining that new OS.

 

Get The New Facebook Chat Sidebar

Facebook rolled out ‘Facebook Chat Sidebar‘ feature today.  There is no much difference between ‘FaceBook Chat‘ and ‘FaceBook Chat Sidebar (FCS)‘. FCS lists those friends who you message most and makes them readily available to chat with.

Is the new FaceBook Chat Sidebar available for everyone ?

Yes, FCS is available for everyone.

I don’t see FaceBook Chat Sidebar, how do I get the new FCS ?

FCS is available to you by default. There is no need for you to manage any settings to turn the feature on. It depends on free space on your screen, and it’ll be automatically available if there’s enough room for it.

One of the main reason for the Sidebar unavailability is the resolution of your screen. Change your screen resolution to 1280 by 800 pixels, and you’ll automatically get an invite from FaceBook to switch over to new FaceBook Chat Sidebar.

Depending on the Operating System you are using, these resources can help you change screen resolution: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac Version 8 and above. If the Operating System you use is not listed here, search for ‘How to change screen resolution <your OS>’ in Google and you’ll find a solution.

Since availability of FCS will be subjective to free space, you may not find it on all computers you login to FaceBook from. The above trick – changing screen resolution, will help you in all cases.

Whenever there is space crunch, your normal FaceBook Chat gets activated.

Update: Can we remove new Facebook Chat sidebar ?

Update: If you too hate the new Facebook Chat Sidebar, you can join our FaceBook community page and then leave your comment, may be they’ll take some measures to set it right.

Backup Flash Drives With USBFlashCopy

Download USBFlashCopy to Automatically Backup Flash Drives

Taking backups of files and folders from portable devices manually on systems will seem like a very challenging task, especially to those people who do not have sufficient technical know how. In order to make their lives easier and simpler, automatic backup application, for instance USBFlashCopy could be an excellent solution.

USBFlashCopy is compatible with windows operating systems, and it is a very helpful back-up instrument that is the takes back-up of all USB drives, storage data cards and other portable storage gadgets. It takes place immediately when the users plug them to their computers.

USBFlashCopy can be obtained free for domestic use. You can purchase this software for $39.95, which will have extra features. The silent mode enables backups of files and folders quietly in the background, without even demonstrating the back process.

The USBFlashCopy is quite compact in space, which is approximately 300 KB, and it does not require installation or any registry entries. You just have to download this application from here and run it from any drive or folder.

With USBFlashCopy, you just have to plug your USB flash drives to your computer, you will therefore prompted to choose on options like New profile, Use default profile, Never back up this media, Enable silent mode etc.

If you are person who uses external storages quite often, it might be a very helpful tool for taking backups. After configuring it for once, all you need to do is plug in your USB device, and the backup will take place automatically. In addition to being a good instrument for backups, it can also save you considerable amount of time.

Download Running Applications with Free Valid license for Mac

How to Download Running Applications with Free Valid license for Mac

Running applications is definitely a program-launching tool for Macintosh operating system, which can enlist all the running applications in a menu format in menu bar. This program is simple to utilize and it has extremely small impact. It enables users to easily change among number of applications on daily basis.

With the help of single click, you can open all the windows of an application to the front, makes changes among application a piece of cake. Users particularly designers, who need to operate in several conditions such as web designing, graphic designing, spreadsheets etc will discover it extremely helpful. They are able to simultaneously release, hide, or close several programs at the same time.

Running application coming from Altomac, are costs $14.99 to buy a personal computer license. However, Mac users who require a free copy of this well-known launching tool are able to obtain promotional bundle provided by iUseMac. iUseMac is offering their free promotional package for Running Applications. Mac users who are interested in this program simply need to visit iUseMac, to join website newsletter. After the confirmation of subscription, the users will receive an email-containing link to download this app and a license key.

Hackers Are Having Tough Time Now

Hackers Are Having Tough Time Now

A widely expected and anticipated version of Sony PS3 firmware is now made available publicly which is more secure from the attacks of hackers and unauthorized elements to get access which were making players and gamers to get backup games and pirated compact discs.

Now all attempts of hackers to hack the game sites will be blocked with newly introduced version of Sony Playstation 3 including PSJailbreak a cracking USB dongle, a porgram of open source, one more PS3 open source jailbreak Linux kernel mobile device, and similar ports.

In past, Sony went to court to take a legal action against the distribution and release of PSJailbreak and obtained court instructions against marketing and selling of PSJailbreak USB dongle. However, the best way Sony found to stop is to fix, improve the quality by patching the loopholes being used to misuse PS3.

Some additional security features have been added to make the PS3 system more secure, which contains the security vulnerability to block PSFreedom, PSJailbreak, and PSGroove according to Sony’s recent Playstation blog.

PS3 owners can now upgrade their system through PS3 system software update version 3.42.

The owners of PS3 who wish to stay with PSJailbreak and crack the Sony Playstation 3, does not need to upgrage to firmware operating system 3.42. The bad thing for not upgrading to latest and new version of system is that it cannot be signed into Playstation Network and it is effectively ruling out multi-player gaming online.

The previous trick of DNS to bypass PS3 and the tool of Logan5 Proxy will not be able to help the hackers to break any sites as PlayStation Network will be blocked by online gaming through the reminder notice to keep this upgrade to system software by downloading new and latest version.

Safari, Now With A New Look And Features

Safari, Now With A New Look And Features

Safari is a very fast and most widely used and famous browser which was introduced by Apple company in January 2003 for Mac operating System and users of Windows XP. The latest released version of Safari is more secure and capable in terms of user interface.

Previously, there were lots of issues with Safari web browsers like it was preventing users to submit their web forms correctly. Web content was not displayed correctly when users wished to view Google image with Flash 10.1. Now the newly released version of Safari has overcome with all these issues and is very much improved with authenticated and encrypted connection to the SEG (Safari Extensions Gallery).

Previously Safari was launched only for Mac and Linux but the latest version of Safari web browser can be used on Windows too as other web browsers. The newly introduced version of Safari 5.2 can be downloaded free from the official site of Apple.

A very new and good feature added in latest Safari is a Safari Reader which helps removing unwanted advertisements and other unwanted online material. So you will get the relevant material without any wastage of time in selecting and then going through. Safari Reader work like this: Whenever you will start browsing web, Safari Reader will detect and it will display that web page in the friction or blinking of your eyes. You just need to move your mouse on the icon Smart Address Field, and the particular article will display on the screen in one shot and clutter-free manner.

Safari 5.0.2 for Snow Leopard:
Safari 5.0.2 for Leopard:
Safari 5.0.2 for Windows XP, Vista or 7:
Safari 5.0.2+QuickTime for Windows XP, Vista or 7:

Use Minimem To Optimize Memory Usage In Windows OS

Use Minimem To Optimize Memory Usage In Windows OS

Sometimes when you execute too many applications in your PC at a time can make your computer too slow or even your system will be crashed. To solve your computers performance issue, you should recognize and terminate the appropriate program which uses most of the memory. Now you could use the useful utility namely Minimem, to come up with your PC’s slowdown issue. Minimem greatly reduces the memory usage and proactively optimizes you system.

Minimem is a freeware which is mainly developed to decrease the memory usage which is caused by Firefox. However, this application is now been integrated to optimize the memory usage. So, now it could be used to any other applications. It stays in the system tray and executes silently in background.

 You could select to optimize number of processes at a time according to your own preference. In this application, you will find some useful options with which you could configure the time interval. You could select to optimize the memory regularly or provide the specific time.
After selecting the processes that have to be optimized, this app removes mostly all of the unnecessary pages and optimizes the memory at each time interval to make sure the low CPU usage. All these excluded pages would be loaded back only when they are required.

The Minimem version 1.3 (minimem1.3.msi) which is developed by minimem.kerkia.net contains the simple user-friendly GUI. This tool doesn’t need any particular expertise to use. It works greatly with Windows XP 32 bits SP3 and as well supports all Windows based operating systems. However the .Net Framework 2.0 has to be installed on your PC to run this application.

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