Saturday, April 24, 2010

If you want to find say is invisible or not. Open your gtalk application and type the email address or username in top search textbox.

Click the profile, it opens in new window as usual.

Click on the down arrow button in the top right corner of the window, and you can see Go off the record link there.

Message appears in red text if your friend is really offline

If the person is invisible no message appears

Use this trick to identify invisible friends from gtalk!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is the grub loader displaying error 17 or error 22 and not loading any of your OS? Here is the solution for you!!!

The error that tormented me

You can simply follow my previous post. But what if you don't have the windows xp cd?

As an HP customer, I was not provided with windows xp boot cd (I had to copy a windows xp boot from my friend). Instead I was provided only with the recovery cd! So I made a stop gap solution by making a simple boot cd.

Download this file and unzip it. Then follow the procedures in readme.txt.

Another very simple solution is to reinstall Ubuntu :-P!

No more torture with this screen!!!

Insert the XP boot cd.
Press R when prompted, it opens the cd in recovery mode.

Use the following commands:

BOOTCFG /rebuild

I noticed that i ended up with a second instance of "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" in the NTLoader when I start up. But that can be corrected by editing the boot.ini file in Windows.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Do you want to hibernate windows from the command prompt?

rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

This command will do the job for you.

To even further simplify this you can put those commands in a batch file. So instead of typing the whole command each time you can use shorter commands.

Make sure the batch is put in the %systemroot%\system32 directory so the command will execute from anywhere.

Here is a example. I created hiber.bat in %systemroot%\system32, within that bat file is


echo System will Hibernate!


rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState


The pause is used so that you can use ctrl+c to break before the hibernate command command is executed. This can be handy when you switch your minds faster than the whirlwind!

Now anytime just type hiber in the command prompt to hibernate your system!

A slight improvisation in yesterday's post about shutting down windows xp at a specified time. Wouldn't it be cool if you could hibernate at a specified time?

Here is the command to do that

at 07:54 rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I wanted to shutdown my system at a specified time. Tried to add a job in the command prompt and it actually worked.

To shutdown when no other process is running, use:
at 07:54 shutdown -s

To shutdown when other processes are running, use:
at 07:54 shutdown -f

This command forces the exes to close!