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Play with command prompt

This time, this is a bit naughty. Want to mock your friend or siblings? ok, I am going to tell you a clean command prompt trick--

  • open your command prompt in Windows XP
  • now type net stop "windows audio"
Now play a song in your media player. What happened??????/

to enable it back type net start "windows audio"

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password reset on dell 518


Reset Your Windows Password Using the Command Prompt

1. Boot your computer using your Windows installation disc.
2. Wait for the setup files to load, and select your language. Click Next.
3. Click the Repair your computer link on the Install Windows screen.
4. Select the operating system to repair, and note the drive letter on which the OS is installed (it is probably C: or D:). Click Next.
5. Click Command Prompt at the bottom of the list of recovery tools.
Now you need to overwrite the Sticky Keys executable with the Command Prompt executable. Sticky Keys is an accessibility feature that allows a user to tap the Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or Windows key once to achieve the same effect as holding the key down. Ordinarily, tapping Shift five times activates Sticky Keys--but with this trick, you are going to make tapping Shift five times activate the Windows Command Prompt instead.
The instructions below use drive letter C: as an example. If your operating system is installed on another drive, replace C: with the appropriate drive letter.
1. In the Command Prompt window, type copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\ and press Enter.
2. Type copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe and press Enter.
3. Exit the Command Prompt and reboot the computer. At the login screen, tap Shift five times. The Command Prompt will pop up.
4. Type net user username password, replacing username with your username and password with a new password.
5. Exit the Command Prompt, and log in using your new password.
To prevent another user from exploiting the same trick to reset your password, you can restore Sticky Keys as follows:
1. Step through the instructions above to boot the PC using your Windows installation disc, open the recovery tools, and launch the Command Prompt.
2. Type copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe and press Enter.
3. Exit the Command Prompt and reboot the computer. Pressing Shift five times will now activate Sticky Keys instead of the Command Prompt. Store your Windows installation disc in a secure location.

May 03, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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I used command prompt to block social networks on my computer, now that I want to take the block off I just can't seem to find out how... can you help me in steps? I'm not the smartest when it comes to computers...


1st Trick
1- Open the calculator
2- Click Help
3- Click Help Topics
4- Click the Icon at the top left corner, the one with a yellow question mark
5- Click Jump to URL

2nd Trick
1- Open the command prompt
2- Ping the website you want to unblock by typing "ping www.website.com" without the ""
3- Copy the IP next to "Reply From"
4- Paste the IP into your address bar.

3rd Trick
1- Open command prompt and notepad.
2- Write "ping localhost" without the "" into the command prompt.
3- Copy the IP into the notepad file, hit tab and write localhost
4- Ping the website you want to unblock in the command prompt, as in "ping www.website.com" without the ""
5- Copy the IP of the site into the notepad file, hit tab and write the link to the site, without http://, as in "www.google.com"
6- Hit enter and repeat step 5, should look like this

00.00.0.00 localhost
000.000.00.00 www.website.com
000.000.00.00 www.website.com

7- Save the notepad file into your desktop as "host." with the "", if it wont let you just leave it as host. with the "."
8-Go to My Computer>Your Hardrive>WINDOWS>system32>drivers>ect and drag the notepad file into that folder

Your Done !

You can also check this site.

Mar 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When i tried to to install service pack 2(twice) it downloaded to 24% and stopped . With the error code 8E5E0442 windows update encountered an unknown error .


Perform the following steps to reset the Windows Update component.


1. Stop the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:

a. Click Start/All Programs/Accessories. Right click 'Command Prompt' and select 'Run As Administrator'. Click 'Continue' on the UAC prompt.

b. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:


net stop wuauserv
net stop bits


2. Rename the "Catroot2" folder. To do this, follow these steps:

Type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command.


net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 oldcatroot2
net start cryptsvc

3. Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:

Type the following command, and then press Enter.


ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old


4. Register the files that are used by Windows Update and Microsoft Update. To do this, follow these steps:

a. At the command prompt, type the following commands, press ENTER after each command, and then click OK every time that you receive a verification message:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wucltux.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuwebv.dll


5. Start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, the Automatic Updates service, and the Event Log service. To do this, follow these steps:

a. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:

net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start Eventlog
exit


Reboot the computer and try Windows Update again. That should get update working gain but your update status may change a bit so you may have to rerun update a few times.

Mar 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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remove/delete "torrentsworld.net" remnant files from the desktop


Hey guys, someone finally solved this annoyance.

In the command prompt, from the directory that the "undeleteable" file is stuck in, try this command:

del [insert start of filename here]* <---wildcard

The trick was that the file ends with a space which makes it hard for windows to deal with for some reason. Try this, it definitely works. I was stuck with one of those [Torrentsworld.net] files and...

del [Torrentsworld.net]*

...worked for me!!!

Aug 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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