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Bluetooth file transfer in windows Vista is really easy but in XP its only implicitly available

Goto command prompt and then type:

Accessibility Controls = access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard = hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs = appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools = control admintools
Automatic Updates = wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard = fsquirt
Calculator = calc
Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc
Character Map = charmap
Check Disk Utility = chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd
Command Prompt = cmd
Component Services = dcomcnfg
Computer Management = compmgmt.msc
Date and Time Properties = timedate.cpl
DDE Shares = ddeshare
Device Manager = devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* = directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility = cleanmgr
Disk Defragment = dfrg.msc
Disk Management = diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager = diskpart
Display Properties = control desktop/desk.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility = drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility = verifier
Event Viewer = eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool = sigverif
Findfast = findfast.cpl
Folders Properties = control folders
Fonts = control fonts
Fonts Folder = fonts
Free Cell Card Game = freecell
Game Controllers = joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) = gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game = mshearts
Iexpress Wizard = iexpress
Indexing Service = ciadv.msc
Internet Properties = inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration = ipconfig
Java Control Panel (If Installed) = jpicpl32.cpl
Java Application Cache Viewer (If Installed) =
Keyboard Properties = control keyboard
Local Security Settings = secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups = lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows = logoff
M*cro$oft Chat = winchat
Minesweeper Game = winmine
Mouse Properties = control mouse
Mouse Properties = main.cpl
Network Connections = control netconnections
Network Connections = ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard = netsetup.cpl
Notepad = notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) = nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager = packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard = osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) = ac3filter.cpl
Password Properties = password.cpl
Performance Monitor = perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor = perfmon
Phone and Modem Options = telephon.cpl
Power Configuration = powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes = control printers
Printers Folder = printers
Private Character Editor = eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) = QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settings = intl.cpl
Registry Editor = regedit
Registry Editor = regedit32
Remote Desktop = mstsc
Removable Storage = ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests = ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) = rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras = sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks = control schedtasks
Security Center = wscui.cpl
Services = services.msc
Shared Folders = fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows = shutdown
Sounds and Audio = mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game = spider
SQL Client Configuration = cliconfg
System Configuration Editor = sysedit
System Configuration Utility = msconfig
System File Checker Utility = sfc
System Properties = sysdm.cpl
Task Manager = taskmgr
Telnet Client = telnet
User Account Management = nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager = utilman
Windows Firewall = firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier = magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure = wmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Tool = syskey
Windows Update Launches = wupdmgr
Windows XP Tour Wizard = tourstart
Wordpad = write

1. Login as administrator

a. Command line mode:
To turn hibernate “on”
cmd -> powercfg.exe /hibernate on

To turn “off”
cmd -> powercfg.exe /hibernate off

b. Graphical mode
Goto control panel -> power options -> hibernate -> enable hibernation

To hibernate your computer -> start -> shutdown -> move mouse cursor over standby and press “Shift” -> standby will change to hibernate.

or Press “H” instead of shift to hibernate

Common PC problems

Posted: October 17, 2009 in Networking, PC, Server

1. While installing OS some files are not copied ?

Make sure your OS CD is in good condition / scratch free.
Remove RAM from the slot (DIMM) and blow air to that slots. Clean RAM pins with an eraser. Reconnect RAM
Check and connect all hardware pins (bus) properly
Still having problem ? Replace RAM with a new one.

2. Cabinet shows green light but SMPS fan is not rotating and CPU fan is also not rotating ?

Check and reconnect all hardware wires / bus.
Still having problem ? Replace SMPS

3. While scrolling in a Excel sheet it behaves in a strange way ?
Make sure the scroll lock is off.

4. Suddenly USB devices are not connecting / not detected in your computer ?
Goto BIOS (switch on PC -> press delete key) and enable the USB

5. LAN card is not detected in your machine even after installing motherboard drivers ?
Make sure you have installed the appropriate LAN driver. For example, you may installed a Mercury driver for a Asus motherboard.

6. Don’t install more than 1 antivirus in a machine.

7. If you experience some problem with your machine, don’t format and reinstall the OS. Try System restore.
Accessories -> system tools -> system restore

8. System time changes weirdly …without u r knowledge ?
Change the Motherboard battery

9. System is very slow ?
Defragment the machine
Chkdsk the machine (run – chkdsk /r or chkdsk /p)
Run anti-spware / anti-virus

Root drive (c:\) (or u r current OS drive) – documents and settings -administrator (or user name) – local setting – app data – microsoft – outlook – .pst file

Backup the .pst file to save your outlook data

Install a Microsoft windows 2003 server and share files from that machine. Its better than XP file sharing.

Windows 2003 supports multiple concurrent file (or other) sharing. While installing windows 2003 server make sure you type the appropriate client computer in the concurrent file sharing.