Saturday, October 3, 2009

Edit/Remove Mobile Phone No. From Yahoo Messenger

Recently I changed my mobile number and wanted to update it on Yahoo Messenger. I explored all the options and at last found the way to edit or remove it. If by any reason want to change or remove your number, here is a step by step tutorial to do that.

1. First sign in to Yahoo Messenger

2. At the top click on Messenger and select Privacy Options

3. In the left hand side panel, at the top, click on General

4. Now in the right hand side panel, at the bottom, click on Edit Mobile Phone or simply hit P from your keyboard

Note : If you do not have Yahoo Messenger follow this link and sign into your Yahoo account

5. After visiting Yahoo Mobile page, click on Edit at the right hand side.

6. If you want to completely remove your mobile number, clear the text box and select Change and if you to change your number, enter the new number and click on Change

7. Another way to completely remove your mobile number is to select the Delete option on the first Yahoo Mobile page


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How to Change XP Start Up Loading / Boot Screen ?

Windows XP boot screen is the screen that pops up temporarily when the computer is first turned on while your system is booting up. The boot screen is one of the many components of the Windows system that can be changed to suit your personal tastes. There are a couple of ways in which the boot screen can be altered.

In Windows XP it is possible to change your splash screen, but there are a couple of limitations that you need to be aware of:

1) Your picture must be a 640 x 480 pixel bitmap (.bmp) file.
2) The picture file is limited to 16 colours.

Before you start this procedure we strongly recommend that you create a System Restore Point, as you will be editing a Windows boot file later on in this procedure that could cause your system not to boot correctly.

Changing XP Start Up Boot Screen using BootSkin

The easy way to do this is to download a freeware app from WinCustomize called BootSkin. The app automatically overrides the default Windows boot screen, replacing it with one of the many options in the WinCustomize BootSkin library.

With some practice you can make your own custom BootSkin or Download boot Screens as well.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

How To solve CD Drive not Detected Problem

There may be a case that your CD/DVD drive is ejecting properly but it is not showing up in the My Computer. This was the problem with one of our readers and here are the solutions for that.

Solution 1:

• First ensure that your device is enabled from the Device Manager.
• Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware tab and then click on Device Manager.
• Find your CD drive and if it has a red cross on the icon just right click and click “Enable”.

Solution 2:

If the CD drive is enabled then perform following steps:
1. Open registry Editor and go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
2. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
3. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
4. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Solution 3:

Make sure that your IDE cable inside the CPU are attached properly and not broken. This is also one of the reasons for the problem.
Hope the above solutions help.

Download Correct Drivers for Unknown Devices

Most of the computer hardware's comes along with their respective device drivers in a disc. If your driver CD gets lost or corrupted, then you can always download the necessary drivers from the manufacturer's website or restore the drivers from the backup if you have created earlier.

But if you do not have a backup and is unsure about the manufacture of the device or your device model, then you will not be able to search the device driver online and windows will be showing errors like “Unkown device Found” or “Device not identified” in your system tray. Here is an excellent trick to find out the correct drivers for the unknown devices in your device manager.

How to Download Drivers for Unknown Devices

1) Find the Vendor and Device ID of the unknown device. To do this,

Open Device Manager

•(In windows XP :Start>Control panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager)
•(In Windows Vista:Start>Control Panel>Device Manager)

In Device manager,take the properties of unknown device

In Properties, click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id from the drop box.

You will see a code like this


Here 14F1 is the Vendor ID

and 2C06 is the Device ID

2)After obtaining both device and vendor ID, go to and search with your vendor ID or device ID to find the driver of the unknown device.

After finding your device model and manufacturer, you can either go to the manufactures website and download the necessary drivers or you can get them from these websites.