Reputation
2,232
Top tag
Next privilege 2,500 Rep.
Create tag synonyms
Badges
5 9
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~191k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 2 helpful flags
  • 264 votes cast
Apr
30
comment Windows 7 - displaying a message if an event occurs
What does "doesn't work" mean?
Apr
12
comment Why is HDMI->DVI image sharper than VGA?
To me, the VGA sample is, if anything, slightly sharper than the HDMI sample, so your whole point fails. There is of course a substantial difference in brightness between the samples.
Apr
7
comment My network service (netsvcs) seems to be hogging all my memory
That svchost process consists of numerous system services, many of which have nothing to do with "networking". You could use Process Explorer from Microsoft/Sysinternals to see exactly which ones. Among them is the task scheduler service (which would explain the "every 30 minutes" thing, so you could look thru the list of the scheduled tasks on your system. I don't know why you are getting app crashing and freezes, cuz that svchost sometimes uses over 50% of my physical memory at times, with no such problems observed. Maybe you just have a lot of buggy apps.
Mar
4
comment How to give file,Folder and registry permissions in windows 7 on the basis of SID?
@DragonLord: Questions "asking for code" are legion here, and are most often answered without comment. Not saying that's how it should be.
Feb
15
comment How do I get my winsxs folder to be smaller on windows 7, above and beyond all of the standard disk clean up?
Dude, WinSxS IS your operating system!
Feb
15
comment Computer turns on at 3 AM for the first time in 2 years
"Didn't change any Windows settings": On my Vista machine, that meant Windows would wake from hibernation at 3AM every Sunday to download and install updates. Did it for years, before I changed it.
Feb
13
comment Is there a way to truly delete all deleted files?
Here, "built-in" seems to mean "included with the default Windows install". However, "built-in" has the usual meaning of "a command internal to cmd.exe", at least in the context of CLI utilities.
Jan
31
comment Why google dns give the wrong name server for these adult domains
If that IP address is not in fact valid, you should specifically mention it. In general, there's nothing unusual about two different domain names having the same IP address.
Jan
22
comment “TMGR is Missing” after repair-installing Windows XP
"TMGR IS MISSING" is the remnant of an error message in the Partition Boot Record of a standard Vista/Win7 install, which has been overwritten by the XP install. There is no "TMGR" file.
Jan
22
comment How can I safely open a suspicious email?
No one was asking about clicking links in an email.
Dec
28
comment Broken laser printer prints full bleed, fixed printer has margins, why?
Who says the printer can not have 0 margins? It depends on driver, which could obviously be different than what it is.
Dec
28
comment Why does a font on my computer show up under one user account but not another?
Do you actually have a program that cannot use the font? That is not the same as Explorer not being able to show it.
Dec
13
comment “System” process high cpu usage
Why do you think something's broken?
Dec
3
comment Why does Windows 7 assume there is a new network connection when connecting to an existing access point?
It depends on the router: my NetGear router NEVER hands out the same IP, no matter what the original lease period was. Every 5-min sleep will result in a new IP for the computer. And the lease period is not configurable.
Dec
1
comment How does one determine the maximum resolution supported by a graphics card or integrated chipset?
That command gives me a nice little list of resolutions, limited it seems by the maximum horiz. and vert. resolutions of the currently attached monitor, but by no means the output capabilities of the graphics hardware/driver.
Nov
30
comment Why won't USB Plug & Play work?
You say the devices are not recognized: what exactly do you mean by that? If the devices show up in Device Manager, that pretty much contradicts that assertion!
Nov
26
comment How to find all files that consist only of null bytes (any number of them)
You can find the output of the CHKDSKcommand in the Windows Application event log with the Event Viewer. The Source provider is "Wininit" and the EventID is "1001".
Nov
26
comment Why can't I edit this XML file? Is it encrypted?
Just because someone stuck an ".xml" at the end of a filename, does not mean it is any such thing.
Nov
22
comment Why is data still recoverable after writing zeros to a harddrive?
How about a citation that would suggest this scenario has any application whatsoever to real hard drives?
Nov
14
comment Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?
Why is a non-admin user trying run an msi which requires elevation?