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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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- Useful PC Help Resources Ok, this one is pretty obvious, but it cannot be stressed enough. It does not matter if you are an expert or a novice, Google really should be one of the first places you look, and even if you cannot find anything immediately, persistence using this great tool will do you well.
- What is an INI file? So you are a power user! INI files, as mentioned, are really quite simple. An INI file is split into sections, labelled with square brackets. Each section can have zero or more key value pairs, as shown above with the dog example. The final item is comments, which start with a semi colon. Here is a quick example of an INI file:
- Fixing Invalid File Type Errors A file type is a designation assigned to certain pieces of information on your computer. Each file type tells Windows and the application that created it how to handle the file, what the file is for, and how the file should be used. File types, or formats, are typically designated by the three-letter file extension (for instance, msoe.dll is a dynamic linkage library file type, resume.doc is a Microsoft Word document, etc.). Your Windows registry will store information for each registered file format that tells Windows which application is capable of opening the file. A compatible application can open file types that it understands and allow you to use the file (e.g., Windows Media Player can open AVI files).