Schedule Windows to shutdown or restart after a time limit

Problem You need to perform administrative tasks such as┬ácopying files from one file to another or need to download something but do not want to sit around and wait until it finishes. Instead you would like Windows to go off after a specific period of time. Solution 1. Firstly open up Command Prompt as an… Continue reading Schedule Windows to shutdown or restart after a time limit

Reinstall / Repair the Windows Vista Sidebar

For those encountering problems with the Vista Sidebar loading and gadgets disappearing: Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Enter these commands, pressing Enter after each line: Regsvr32 atl.dll Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll” Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll”

List of Environment Variables

Environment Variable Description %ALLUSERSPROFILE% Location of All Users Profile %APPDATA% Location where applications store data by default %COMPUTERNAME% The name of the computer %DATE% The date in short format (e.g. DD/MM/YYYY) %NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS% The number of processors installed on the computer %PATH% The paths used as default when running a command without a path (e.g. notepad.exe)… Continue reading List of Environment Variables

“Checking file system” appears on startup

Problem Every time you turn on your computer, a screen appears with the following message (or similar): “Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.” Solution… Continue reading “Checking file system” appears on startup