Shutdown Windows XP Faster

I know how frustrating it can be to wait for your PC to shutdown.. Especially if it takes some considerable amount of time. Basically when your Windows is shutting down it has to kill off all the system services. Sometimes some services do not end quickly. In this case the windows will wait for the service to end on its own. If the service does not end on its own then windows will end it forcibly after a certain amount of time. This specific time gap which is allotted to the services to end on their own is defined inside the system registry.

So the idea is to eliminate this time gap. Therefore, if a service is not ending instantly, Then windows will end it on that instant itself without waiting for it to end on its own. This will incredibly increase the shutdown time of your Windows. To change this time gap follow these steps :

  1. Click Start > Run > Type ‘regedit‘ > Press Enter.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
  3. Click on the “Control” Folder.
  4. Select “WaitToKillServiceTimeout
  5. Right click on it and select Modify.
  6. Set it a value lower than 2000. (I recommend using 200).

Correcting System Hang at Startup

The start up system hang is a common problem among windows users. If you think your system is freezing for two to three minutes during the system startup. Then this may be due to one specific service called as Background Intelligent Transfer. This service is running in your system background. I heard the Microsoft has put a patch for this problem. However if you are still facing this problem then you can do the following :

  1. Click start > Click Run > Type ‘msconfig‘ > Press Enter.
  2. Go to the Services Tab > Find ‘Background Intelligent Transfer‘ service.
  3. Disable it.
  4. Apply all the changes and Restart.

I hope this will fix the problem. Thanks.

How to be Happy Forever Alone

This trick will help you to change your notification value to any desired value just for show off purpose hehe 😀 ..

Click here to watch Video for Getting 99999 Notifications on Facebook

  • First you must have atleast some unchecked notifications. ..
  • facebook notification
  • Then right click on the notification number and click Inspect Element.
  • inspect element
  • Some stuff appears at the bottom of your page..
  • requestsCountValue
  • Just double click on the part which is already selected ..
  • And change the value to your desired value..
  • enter 9999
  • And press enter. It will look like this :
  • 9999 notifications

Bingo.. ! Now get to work !! 😀

How to kill pinger in Crysis 2

The pinger in Crysis 2 is displayed in the image below. When this killing machine first time appeared during my game play i didn’t take it that seriously.

I thought it would be easier to kill this one too. But i was wrong, this pinger wasted my 2-3 hours of gaming. I used up all my ammunition, i used up all the weapons but this thing just wont die.

This thing first appears at the evac site. And i used up all tactical options as well. But this pinger is one hell of a fighter. I used up all my primary weapons against this machine. And all i had with me was some grenades and C4.

pinger

  • Now the secret to kill this pinger is the C4.
  • First find some good place to hide from pinger.
  • Then throw your C4 on the ground and wait for pinger to walk over it.
  • As soon as pinger walks over it, blow it up.
  • Probably 2-3 C4 will kill this machine.

How to remove Adsense Crawl Errors in WordPress Preview

If you are using Adsense on your wordpress blog then you might be facing this problem. You must be getting these crawl errors in adsense account settings. These crawl errors are mostly caused due to the post preview feature of wordpress. Check the images below, these are the crawl errors i used to get :

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How to fix Adsense Crawl Errors ?

To fix these adsense crawl errors on your wordpress blog, you will have to edit your robots.txt file of the site. The robots.txt file basically tells the crawler which pages to crawl and which not to.
You will just have to add this extra line in your robots.txt file :

Disallow: /?p=*

So your file will look like this now :

User-agent: * 
Disallow: /wp-admin/ 
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /?p=*

This will fix your adsense crawl errors. That’s it. My robots file is located at http://codefap.com/robots.txt

If you are not familiar with editing the robots.txt file then you can use PC Robots WordPress Plugin.

Counter Strike Steam : Half Life Launcher has Stopped Working

Yesterday i purchased and installed Steam (Counter Strike Anthology) on my Windows 7. But while running Counter-Strike i used to get this Error : Half Life Launcher has Stopped Working. I was like #!@#%$.. You know what i mean..! It was totally frustrating. I tried out various methods to fix this.

STEP 1 : First i used the compatibility mode in windows 7. I switched the mode to Windows XP and tried to run Counter Strike. It still didn’t work. Then i completely re-installed my Counter Strike Anthology from the Disk, it still didn’t work. Then i decided to search the solution on the internet. Many of the sites said to Turn on the DEP (Data Execution Prevention). Below are some informative links regarding DEP and this Error.

STEP 2 : If DEP doesn’t help you then maybe this link can help you :
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9402-MKEN-1517

STEP 3 : The third option is to add some launch parameters. One of the guy on steam said :

in steam.exe go to the game, right-click and select properties, go to Launch options/parameters and start the game with this option -autoconfig

If autoconfig doesn’t work then the next step surely fixes everything, A quote from a steamer :

I figured out that I can launch the game with the command line “-soft“, however, when I then try to change in the video menu my mode to opengl or directx, then it crashes again. I have XP installed too on my laptop, and from XP I can run it flawlessy.

So you can just use -soft parameter to run your Game. But it runs in Software Mode not OpenGL mode.

Step 4 : I just switched my default graphic processor for Counter Strike. First my default graphic processor was Nvidia for Counter Strike. Then i switched to Integrated Graphics. And now i can play my game in OpenGL mode without any error.

I hope this could help you in someway or other. Because i spent lot of time finding solution for my problem and thought to share this with you all. This post will definitely save your time which you would spend on finding the solution for this problem. Please follow the guide stepwise. If any of the steps work for you, don’t proceed to next step. Thanks 🙂

How to turn on DEP in Windows 7

DEP, meaning Data Execution Prevention is actually a security feature in Windows 7 and some other recent operating systems. It basically prevents an Application from executing a code from non executable memory location. Well this post is not meant to explain how the DEP works. For that there’s Wikipedia. This post will explain how to enable the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) in Windows 7.

To turn on DEP for Essential Programs Only

  • Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Data Execution Prevention.
  • Select Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.

To turn off DEP for certain programs

  • Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Data Execution Prevention.
  • Select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those i select.
  • Click add and choose the program for which you want to turn off DEP.

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