Category: Windows

  • Remove the Brontok worm

    Brontok is a computer worm which spreads through emails and USB drives. There are so many variants of brontok but they basically work similarly. How do I know if my system is infected? You can’t start Regedit.exe When trying to start any other registry editor, the system restarts The system also restarts when

  • Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

    Today a friend of mine asked that his registry editor had been disabled accidentally and now how should he enable it back again. Here are three ways to enable the registry editing in Windows.If Windows Registry Editor has been disabled, it shows the following error message: “Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator” 1-…

  • Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator

    Muhammad Rizwan asks that whenever he tries to open the task manager, he is encountered by the following error: “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator” Here is solution from the Microsoft article about enabling the task manager: Enabling Task Manager from Group Policy Editor 1. Go to “Start” -> “Run” -> Write “Gpedit.msc”…

  • Cannot Delete File or Folder

    Some files or folders are irritating in the sense that they refuse to leave the system when we intend to do so. Windows also couples with them and doesn’t allow us to delete them. The particular error which Windows gives it this one: There are several reasons behind

  • Why Windows Vista is better than Windows XP – A Comparison Study

    VS. Before installing Windows Vista you must know its requirements 1 GHz Processor or more (Core Duo or Core 2 Duo Processor Recommended) 1 GB Ram or more At least 10 GB hard drive space (SATA Hard Drive Recommended) 128 Mb DirectX 9 compatible graphics card or Higher DVD-ROM (Optical Drive) Note: If you do…

  • Get open with dialog when opening Windows drives?

    Recently, I had been facing this problem on all the virus hit systems on one of my client’s network. The problem was that I was getting the “Open With” dialog every time I double clicked any drive in My Computer. I had to select Internet Explorer from Open With dialog to open the drives. One…

  • Show Hidden Files and Folders not working?

    A few days back, a client came to me and told me that he was having trouble with his Windows XP. The show hidden files and folders was not working at all. If he selected the radio button “Show hidden files and folders”, and then press Ok .. the changes would just disappear upon opening…

  • Assigning two IP addresses to one ethernet card in Windows

    Two or more IP addresses can be assigned in windows using only one ethernet card. Using Windows XP, go to Start Menu –> Control Panel –> Network Connections –>