Character Sets

And The Issues Surrounding Them! A character that appears on your computer screen, whether it be a number, letter or symbol, is the graphical interpretation of a number. For a computer to know what characters to display, it refers to a database that associates a single character with each number. …

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SiSoft Sandra Errata List

SiSoft Sandra Errata List No Memory SPD/PLL IC info on Asus boards: If Sandra does not show any memory module information on your Asus board it is because motherboards produced beginning with the P3B-F block software from detecting these devices after boot. SiSoft has no idea why Asus has done …

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What is Sandra

What is Sandra? Sandra stands for “System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant”, and is a synthetic information and diagnostic utility used to provide diagnostic information, including that which may be undocumented, about hardware and software as well as other devices whether they are hardware or software (synthetic devices). Sandra is …

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CMOS Date and Time Not Set

CMOS Date and Time Not Set If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: The system BIOS has detected that the date and time stored in the CMOS memory were never set up, or set to an unacceptable value. …

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Printer Related Registry Keys

Printer Related Registry Keys Disable the Printer PopUp message [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers] Disabled “NetPopup”=dword:00000000 Enabled “NetPopup”=dword:00000001 Disable Print Job notification in Event Viewer [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers] Disabled “EventLog”=dword:00000000 Enabled “EventLog”=dword:00000001 Beep on Printer Error [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print] Disabled “BeepEnabled”=dword:00000000 Enabled “BeepEnabled”=dword:00000001 Changing the Default Spool Directory [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers] ;”DefaultSpoolDirectory”=”Full path to printer spool directory“ User’s Default Printer …

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pause MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (1.0 and later) Syntax: PAUSE [comment] Purpose: Suspends execution of a batch file until a key is pressed. Discussion PAUSE suspends execution of the batch file and displays the message Strike a key when ready … With some versions of DOS, a comment may also be entered on …

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Change or Add User Restrictions And Features in Windows

Change or Add User Restrictions And Features If you want to make restrictions to what users are able to use and do their computer without having to running the Windows Policy Editor “Poledit”, you can edit the Registry. You can add and delete Windows features as noted in the following. …

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Intel Rapid Bios Boot

Intel® Rapid BIOS Boot What is Intel® Rapid BIOS Boot? Intel® Rapid BIOS Boot is an optimized BIOS available only on Intel® Desktop Boards and significantly improves boot time without sacrificing features, quality, or reliability. The BIOS Power On Self Test (POST) was streamlined by parallelizing tasks, eliminating redundant code, …

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Backing Up Windows 95, 98, NT and Windows 2000

Backing Up Windows Without a Hassle Whether you’re trying to backup your Windows 9x installation, Windows NT Workstation or Windows 2000, it can be a hassle. If you’ve never done a backup and restoration, here’s a brief description of the hassles you will meet. Unless you are using some fairly …

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Intel(R) Desktop Motherboard Software

Intel’s Desktop Motherboard Software We are often asked why we use the motherboards we do, and Intel Motherboards are a classic example. We may not sell hundreds of thousands of computers each month, but what we do sell is comprised of top quality components from manufacturers who stand behind their …

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