Trouble-Shooting Tips for Computer Freezes After Startup

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There is nothing more frustrating than to have your computer freeze up after startup but if it does there are ways to fix it. There are many different reasons why this might happen that can include having defective hardware such as having a loose connection between the computer motherboard and hardware, having an infected driver, having faulty software which can include being infected with a virus, or having a bugged operating system which means your operation system may be corrupted.

If your computer freezes right after startup here are the things that you can try to get your computer to respond. Make sure that you do these steps in order.

1. Set your system in clean boot and then reboot your system
2. Click on start and in the search box type misconfig and hit enter. If the system prompts you for a confirmation like a password, just type it in and click continue.
3. On the General tab click on selective startup.
4. Under the selective startup clear the checkbox that says clear the load startup items.
5. Select the Services tab
6. On the prompt Hide all Microsoft Services click on this check box and click disable all.
7. Click okay and when the system prompts you to do so chick restart
8. If your system starts up and you are running the operating systems Windows XP or Windows Vista you will need to apply the algorithm divide and conquer in order to detect the Microsoft service that is causing your computer to freeze on startup.

Once you have the startup freeze problem solved you will need to check the registry by doing these things.

1. Click on start and type REGEDIT in the search box and hit enter.
2. The registry key that you should be looking for is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Files System
3. In order to delete any short or duplicate versions for DOS names you need to set the NtfsDisabled8dot3NameCreation to the number 1.

If your computer freezes at startup or just after startup do not automatically think that it needs to be reformatted. If you are not computer savvy and do not want to try to fix it yourself you can either call a professional computer repair technician to come to your place to fix it or you can take it to a computer repair technician. Either could be very expensive. Sometimes just turning it off and letting it sit for at least thirty minutes you will find the problem solved when turning on the computer again.

 

Text Messaging Mobile Apps – The New Way to Communicate

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In the beginning, there were simple mobile phones. The primary aim of mobile phones was to enable people to call and talk to each other. The phones had very limited additional functionalities. People just used to talk to each other and that was it. In just a few years, how things have changed! Mobile phones have so much functionalities these days that were totally unimaginable 10 years back. Now, with smartphones, the game has changed further.

As smartphones became popular, came the advent of mobile apps which have taken the world by storm. There are mobile apps in various categories now ranging from text messaging apps, navigation, weather forecast apps, social media apps etc. You think of anything and you are likely to find an app for it already present.

Text messaging apps have recently become very popular because it allows people to send unlimited number of messages to each other completely free. Your friend may be in another country; they may be using any service provider and may have different kinds of mobile phones. You can still text them any time of the day or night with just a couple of clicks on your smartphone.

Many of these apps are either completely free or they are inexpensive. Some of the popular text messaging apps are Nimbuzz, WhatsApp, Skype Mobile etc. Nimbuz works on all platforms. You can use it whether you have an iPhone, Blackberry or any other smartphone which is able to run windows applications.

WhatsApp has recently become very popular and has taken over Nimbuzz in popularity. It is a smartphone messenger that allows you to communicate with your friends and contacts via your WiFi or 3G connection. WhatsApp works on Android, Symbian, iPhone and Blackberry phones. Now there is a new entry in the market. It is called Telegram, which is cloud based application and it syncs in easily across multiple devices. Telegram allows you to share and send many types of files like PDF, PPT, Doc Zip files etc.

With so many text messaging apps, nobody is using SMS’es to communicate with each other. Text messaging is the new way to stay in touch with each other. Smart business marketers can utilize this trend to their advantage. They now have one more medium to reach potential customers and increase their business. 9 out of 10 people own a mobile phone these days. A major percentage of these mobile phone owners possess smart phone. Business owners can now advertise to these smart phone owners using a reliable text-based service which will give them much higher ROI (Return on Investment) than other forms of advertising. It will cost much less money when compared to email marketing, SMS marketing or telemarketing campaigns.

 

FaceTime And WhatsApp – Communicate For Free With Your iPhone 4S

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The Apple iPhone 4S allows you to send and receive messages and carry out phone calls using a number of different formats. This is achieved via both the standard formats as well as those provided by apps downloaded from the AppStore. In this article I will look at some of the communication apps available, so you can take advantage of the benefits they bring.

FaceTime

The FaceTime app makes its first appearance on the iPhone 4S, working alongside the handset’s built in front facing camera. You can only use the app if the person you are speaking to has a device with FaceTime (iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2 etc) and a front facing camera. If they have, then you can carry out video calls over a Wi-Fi network, so you can not only hear them but also see them in real time. This app is especially useful if you are contacting someone oversees, as you can avoid the notoriously high call charges associated with calling foreign number on a telephone. Because it is free, this app comes highly recommended.

WhatsApp

This is an app which allows you to send and receive SMS and MMS messages for free. Most iPhone 4S tariffs have an allowance of free messages included, but if you go over this allowance, an app like WhatsApp can be very useful. Because the app uses a 3G or Wi-Fi connection, messages incur no charges (although data charges may apply when using 3G in certain situations. To be sure, use Wi-Fi whenever possible). This app costs £0.69 from the AppStore and I think this is very good value as you can use it to send an unlimited number of text messages and media messages. You can only send messages using this app if your intended recipient also has WhatsApp installed on their phone. WhatsApp is also available for other operating systems like Android, so can also be used on phones like the Samsung Galaxy S2, for example.

As you can see, there are more options for communication on the iPhone 4S than the standard phone and message features. If you use apps like those outlined above wisely, you can significantly reduce your monthly phone bill. These kinds of apps are great for those who have lower allowances on their tariff or who use a Pay As You Go plan. There are many more such apps on the AppStore which allow you to communicate for free using an iPhone 4S; be sure to check out my other articles for details on some of these.