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If you're trying to get the most out of your system - especially if it's a few years old - it's critical that you tweak your virtual memory settings. Virtual memory, a technology operating systems use that allows them to artificially increase the amount of RAM your computer thinks it has, is a great way to breath life in to an aging or sluggish PC.
ActiveX, a method for adding functionality to Internet Explorer, gives developers lots of freedom when it comes to making web applications for Internet users. Unfortunately, it also brings with it lots of bugs that can cause errors while you're using the Internet. Read our article on how to stop ActiveX errors by tweaking your system.
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- Fixing Access Violations, General Protection Faults, and Invalid Page Faults Access violations, general protection faults, and invalid page faults all occur when a program attempts to access storage - typically RAM - that is marked as reserved for another program. Because your computer typically runs multiple applications at once, and resources such as RAM need to be shared, improper coding techniques can generate these errors. Sometimes, these errors are called segmentation faults, since they stem from improper segmentation of available memory resources.
- Disable unnecessary services Different people need different things from their Windows. Some need only the basic, while others need more advanced features. This is why Windows features support for everything you might need. These services can be Started, Paused, or Stopped, depending on your needs. By default, most of the services are Started. However, there are many services the average user does not need. Each of them takes up resources to work, slowing your computer down. The more unnecessary services you have Started, the slower your computer will work.
- Tutorial on how to open RAR files A RAR file is basically a collection of compressed files, processed to take up a lot less space than the actual files. The file is named a RAR file because all these archives usually have the .rar extension. A RAR file can be transferred on other computers faster that uncompressed files.