I found a very interesting tutorial while I was surfing the web. It’s a tutorial on how to add Digg counter button to your website or blog for every single post. Kewl ehh?? So your blog visitors can Digg it…any ways here is the tutorial….enjoy!! ;)
Recovering Deleted Data
Data loss is one of the huge problems for almost all the computer users. Sometimes files get lost due to some program crashes, or files get deleted accidentally, or by a virus or maybe some other problems. It is possible to recover files easily which are deleted permanently, even if you empty recycle bin and even if you format your hard disk. To do the recovery process, you need a software to do it. I found a list of data recovery software in Wikipedia, and also Jaa and Bondhalhey have also posted an entry on data recovering which may also help.
Securing Deleted Data
Now that the deleted files can be recovered, I’ve been thinking then how to erase those deleted files in the hard disk like a clean new born one. After hours of surfing the web I found an article which explains the data recovering and securing them (Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory by Peter Gutmann) and some software which erases the deleted files. I found that Killdisk also does that job so I tried with it and it works but, because I got the free version some features are disabled so I didn’t like it at all. So then I tried Darik's Boot and Nuke 1.0.7. Darik's Boot and Nuke is freeware and is available to download from the project page. I found that Darik's Boot and Nuke 1.0.7 has the Gutmann method feature which is a high security method but following this method will take a lot of time depending on the hard disk capacity you have. Darik's Boot and Nuke software first create a bootable floppy disk/USB flash drive. It is very easy use and by entering “autonuke” command, it wipes out all the devices connected to the computer automatically. Here are some screen-shots and features of it. So I hope this will help many people and specially for companies, offices, shops and others who sell their old computers to buy new ones.
Arrh!! Finally...I've made my own theme with my own design ;) hope you all will like it. I just released this theme as soon i finished it. So there maybe few things (bugs) to fix. Please comment about my new theme and also it will be helpul if you comment about a thing which need to be fixed if there are ;)
For me, WMP 11 looks rocks with the new design and its is one of the main thing which made it a success. Its not only me who says this, this new design has won praise from many reviewers.
Click here to learn more, click here for readme and here are some screenshots (sc1, sc2).
WMP 11 can be downloaded from the Windows Media Home or Windows Media Player 11 page which directs to the Windows Media Player download page without WGA validation. WMP 11 can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Download page, but from there, WGA validation is required to download. However, WGA validation is required when installing. So Windows which are not Genuine need s crack/hack to install WMP 11. I've posted a entry for bypassing WGA and also here is an article which may help you with this. Enjoy ;)
Btw, Mircosoft has announced that Windows Vista will be broadly available as a stand-alone product or pre-installed on new PCs on January 30, 2007 and Windows Vista was released to manufacturing (RTM) on 8th Nov.
Steps to bypass Windows:
*Note: This method most likely works on Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) only. If you still haven’t upgrade to SP2, you can download Windows XP Service Pack 2 that no need any validation to download and install via direct download link.
1. Download & extract WindowsLicense.rar / wpa_registry.rar whichare archive files and contains the same registration file (.reg).
2. Double-click on the file in the registry entry file (.reg) in the archive, and answer as 'Yes' when asked whether want to add the information to the registry to hack the registry.
3. The Windows is now licensed, legal, Genuine activated and you should be able to pass all validation. You test it by using the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool or validate from Genuine Microsoft Windows online. Of course, until the next Mircosoft update ;)
If you cant download the files above and if you want to see the actual registry keys and branches which was entered to the Windows Registry click here.
*Note: Some users reported that the hack on the registry trick is erased, reverted or reset once reboot or restart your PC. If so, here is the full updated article with couple of methods of bypassing. Enjoy ;)
I checked my event viewer and i found this:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
Time: 11:11:19 PM
Faulting application svchost.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module netapi32.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x0000a3c0.
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 73 76 63 ure svc
0018: 68 6f 73 74 2e 65 78 65 host.exe
0020: 20 35 2e 31 2e 32 36 30 5.1.260
0028: 30 2e 32 31 38 30 20 69 0.2180 i
0030: 6e 20 6e 65 74 61 70 69 n netapi
0038: 33 32 2e 64 6c 6c 20 35 32.dll 5
0040: 2e 31 2e 32 36 30 30 2e .1.2600.
0048: 32 31 38 30 20 61 74 20 2180 at
0050: 6f 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 offset 0
0058: 30 30 30 61 33 63 30 000a3c0
I met few people who got the same annoying error and some people told its a virus or something. So i scaned my pc with NOD32, Ad-aware SE , Spyware Doctor which are update-to-date, but it didnt detect any virus or anything. Some people have formatted their pc, but still the annoying error appears. I was so desperated and finally one of my friend came with a solution for this and since there are many people who got this old annoying error and also it keeps increasing day by day. So i've decided to post about this so people who got this problem can fix it without getting mad ;)
All you got to do is, close the so called port 135 & 445
To close it, do the following steps:
- Open Registry Editor by going to Start>Run and in the box type: regedit.exe and press OK.
- Now, from the Registry Editor, go to Edit>Find or Ctrl+F and write "TransportBindName" in the box without the quotation mark. It may take few mins to search. This value can be found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT\Parameters
- Double-click on that value and delete the default value in the box and press OK.
- Find the value "EnableDCOM" which can be found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole
- Double-click on that value and set the value in the box as 'N' which currently maybe set as 'Y'.
- Close the Registry Editor and restart your pc.
You can also download Windows Worms Doors Cleaner (WWDC) and close 135, 445 and NetBIOS (if necessary) or all the ports, but by disabling only 135 & 445 my pc seems to be normal without formatting my pc. One of my friend told this problem can be fixed by a patch from Microsoft and by using a registry cleaner and also he told this problem can be created by a virus called w32/sbotworm which attacks those ports. That virus is detectable from McAfee and the virus maybe still trying to get around the fix and again create that same old annoying error. So you need to update windows and virus definitions.
So anyways i hope you can get out of this annoying thingy. Good luck and thankx for slees and vixhal for this great solution. Cheers ;)
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A Canadian magazine is reprinting Danish cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad, prompting
Muslim groups to press for hate-crime charges against the publication.
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On September 30 2005 the Danish newspaper JyllandsPosten published 12 satirical drawings
depicting the islamic prophet Muhammad.
These drawings have resulted in Muslem outrage all over the world, and Muslem condemnation
of Danish Freedom of Speech.
[This site is dedicated to displaying the 12 cartoons and providing updates]