Updated on January 1st, 2013 ( 5,984 views ) No comments
A few month ago, my PC suddenly can’t pass the windows XP logo. This happen after I download a software from unreliable source. As the last resort, I try to format my PC.
I feel really astonished when I need to choose the partition to be format because windows detect that my hard disk has one partition only (there are actually 3 partitions) and the partition size is zero bytes. That means there is no data in my hard disk. I wonder if some virus had eaten my files.
After a lot of research, at last I know that the problem is not because virus had eaten my files but because it had eaten the partition tables of my windows. Partition tables works as a middle man between windows and the files in our hard disk. Since the middle man had been eaten, that’s why windows detect my hard disk as empty hard disk.
Updated on January 1st, 2013 ( 7,768 views ) 1 comment
Yesterday I talk about how to repair damage partition table by using TestDisk. How about if the solution did not work? What you should do? The best solution here is to recover the files inside the damage partition and make backup for it.
You can use file recovery software to recover files. There are tons of them available but it’s hard to find free file recovery software that works like charm.
Sometimes, it actually best to use specialize software for specific purpose. For example, it’s better to use photo recovery software such Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery to recover deleted photos, images, musics, and other media files.
For other non-media file, here I listed a few file recovery software that should help you to find and recover deleted or missing files. File recovery software can Read the rest of this entry »
Updated on July 20th, 2011 ( 3,189 views ) 1 comment
Every anti virus has their own specialty. In term of virus detection, Kaspersky is famous for its ability to detect almost all type of viruses. Kaspersky also get top listing in a lot of websites that review anti virus software. Despite the fact, I still favor Avira over Kaspersky. When I installed Kaspersky in my previous Pentium 4 desktop, the computer run slowly. The virus detection is good but performance is an important aspect too. That is for Pentium 4 desktop. If you use desktop PC with Core2Duo and above processor, I am sure you do not have to worry about the performance issue. Although Avira is light, I see it capability in detecting virus is okay. Just made sure you use the premium Avira anti virus for total effect.
My experience with free anti virus is really bad. During 2007 till the middle of 2009, I need to format my desktop computer frequently. In a matter of a two months after format, my PC will lagged again. At that time it never crossed my mind that having a paid anti virus might do the job. Believe it or not, starting from mid 2010 till now, I never format my computer yet. If you are interested in having Avira and do not know whether to choose the Avira anti virus premium or the Avira premium internet security, it is best if you check what the premium internet security can do. Read the rest of this entry »
Updated on July 5th, 2011 ( 3,412 views ) No comments
A lot of people still use Adobe Reader to open PDF fomat file without realizing that they can actually use more light-weight application to open PDF file. Yes, Adobe Reader is really heavy and need long loading time.
If your main purpose is just to read content of the PDF file, I really suggest you to try Foxit Reader. Read the rest of this entry »
Updated on July 4th, 2011 ( 2,870 views ) No comments
Sysreset is just like MIRC. The only different is sysreset has better downloading feature compare to MIRC.
With the normal MIRC, you need to do a lot of typing to CTCP a user to know which file is available for download. However, Sysreset has cover this weakness by having Server Tracker.
Just as the picture above, the server tracker will show you all of available ‘sharer’ and you just need to click their name to enter their CTCP page. You can find the Server Tracker feature at the Sysreset tab.
Another important thing, you should load the fserve_tracker.ini and fserve_browser.ini first at the addon manager (still at the Sysreset tab).
That’s all. Enjoy your download.
Updated on July 1st, 2011 ( 5,692 views ) 1 comment
Rapidshare.de seldomly released free Rapidshare premium accounts to its member and user.The accounts are valid for 2 days only and they will not delete the account during the 2 days period.
However, you can still extend the accounts to months by collecting rapidshare premium points. To collect rapidshare premium points, you need to register as member and uploading files at rapidshare. Once somebody download your file, you will earn points for it.
The question is, how to get the free Rapidshare premium accounts?
1. Using RapidCheck tool
RapidCheck is a software that checks if there is any free premium accounts available by Rapidshare.de Read the rest of this entry »
Updated on June 24th, 2011 ( 31,496 views ) 12 comments
Hi guys? I am sure most of you have club or organization T-Shirt that is self design by your club member. Some of them might design the T-Shirt by using hand and then leave the rest of the task to the shirt printing service company. In my secondary school, my friend make a really complex design and sent it to Bizandry. Although the price is a little high, the quality is awesome. Exactly just like the hand design.
For some designer, they are comfortable to use Adobe Photoshop for designing. After finished, they send the design to the printing service. Most of them think that designing using Adobe Photoshop will make the design at the shirt will be the same after printing. This is totally wrong.
Updated on October 8th, 2010 ( 3,976 views ) No comments
Just bought a new computer or need to reinstall software due to hard disk format? Actually Windows 7 already provided some programs after clean install but somehow there are still some softwares that are not included. Here are some essential software that I always make sure to keep it inside my computer.
- ImgBurn (I use this to convert files to ISO format)
- Magic Disc (I use this to mount ISO format)
Compressor or archive
- WinRar (can open most type of compressed file)
- KMP player is my choice as it has good supports for subtitle
- VLC is the way to go if you want to do some video streaming
- Microsoft Office obviously
- Opera and Mozilla (Opera good for research while Mozilla is my choice for blog posting)
- Yahoo Messenger
- Foxit Reader as it is small in size but fast in speed
- IDM (Internet Download Manager) for direct download
- U-Torrent for torrent
Except than IDM and Microsoft Office, other softwares are absolutely free.
Updated on October 2nd, 2010 ( 3,568 views ) No comments
Java is not popular enough among normal computer users but Java get high demands from professional. Besides the language features and functionalities, Java Runtime Environment (also called Java Virtual Machine) makes software developed using Java capable for cross platform. Certain software can only run in one type of OS, but Java software can be run in most operating system such as Windows, Solaris, Linux, and Mac without altering the source code.
For end users that need to run Java program, they only need to install JRE (Java Runtime Environment) that can be get for free at Sun Microsystems Inc website. For those that want to develop Java program, then you need to install JDK (Java Development Kit).
Write, edit, and compile Java manually
Once you installed JDK, you can already begin your Java programming. You can do it using the standard Note Pad program and save the program as .java format (ex: filename.java).
After that you can compile the program by using Command Prompt. Go to the directory that contain the .java file and type,
There is a high chance you will get error as Windows still doesn’t know what is ‘javac’. So you need to set the PATH by going to Windows Properties > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables > System Variables.
Updated on September 22nd, 2010 ( 1,739 views ) No comments
After end of the 3rd quarter of the year with stunning profit, opera comes with the latest mobile software which is opera mini 5.1 on september 9th, 2010. This version has already been released for Java, Android and BlackBerry phones and now available for others especially for my se w705 phone. Actually this version is updated from opera mini 4.2 which is widely used all over the world for mobile phone. With several updated features , opera mini 5.1 really make different and will lead the mobile browser for at least 2 years.
Here’s the summary of the stunning features that I said before.
Browse as many web sites at the same time. Change it from one to another with ease.
Just by one click, you can go to your favorite pages easily. Up to 9 space and you can bookmark any of your favorite site visually.
y hold the select button, you can perform actions such as opening in a new tab, copying and pasting. Just like your right hand click at the mouse. Read the rest of this entry »