Saturday, December 31, 2011

Webcam Drivers for Windows 7

A Webcam is a video camera connected to a computer via USB, pre-loaded with a laptop, connected through Ethernet or Wi-Fi connections. It is often used for the purpose of video conferencing, video and voice calls and internet meetings.

Webcam
Well, if you have purchased a new webcam for your Windows 7 based computer, then it is simple to install it. The installation procedure doesn’t include merely connecting it to the computer but also to install appropriate drivers to make it functioning. Without a driver, it would be like ‘a body without soul’.
Webcam drivers for Windows 7 can be found on different places depending on the product you use.


There are 5 ways of installing webcam drivers. They are given below. But the most common and simplest way is to to use a Driver Updater program as it reduces the amount of risks and saves much time in searching for compatible drivers.


Webcam Drivers for Windows 7 can be installed by:
  • Automatic installation through Plug & Play Technology
  • Using a Driver Updater Program
  • Manually searching and download drivers from the Manufacturer Website
  • Using Device Manager
Automatic Installation through Plug & Play Technology
Plug & Play is a term used to describe the characteristic of a device specification (including your webcam) which facilitates the discovery of a hardware component in the system without the need of physical device configuration or user intervention in resolving resource conflicts.
Balloon showing Device Driver Installation Status
If your webcam is based on this characteristic, then you need not to separately search and install drivers for it. This is because the webcams based on this characteristic have the ability to automatically install its driver without user attention.
You just connect your webcam via USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi and then wait till your computer starts detecting it. As soon as your computer detects the webcam, a notification balloon may appear on the System Tray (near Date-Time information) and the process will be automatically continued. So you need not to do anything.

Use Driver Updater Program
A Driver Updater program is based on the ability to find new drivers for the devices connected to your computer (including your new webcam).
It is a simple and user friendly program that searches online the latest drives available for your webcam and ask you for confirmation. When you accept, it will automatically download and install the most appropriate version which is specially designed for your computer specifications.
In this way, you not only save time in searching webcam drivers for Windows 7; but also reduce the amount of risk of downloading unsupported versions. Often during manual installation we increase the risk of downloading unsupported versions of webcam drivers and we end with computer errors, operating system crashes, unstable operating system and data losses.

Manually Search Webcam Manufacturer Website
You can manually search the website of your webcam manufacturing company. Click the Downloads or similar navigation links. Select the webcam model, your operating system and its version and then continue with that process. For more instructions, please visit the webcam manual or contact the customer support department.

Use Device Manager
Open Device Manager and scan for hardware changes. Let Windows automatically find the most appropriate driver for your webcam.
Device Manager

  1. Click Start | Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security | Administrative Tools.
  3. Double click Computer Management.
  4. On the left hand side panel, expand Computer Management (Local) | System Tools.
  5. Select Device Manager.
  6. Right click the computer name and select Scan for hardware changes. If this option fails, then select Add Legacy Hardware instead.


CMOS Checksum Bad Error

A computer may fail to boot and display CMOS Checksum Bad Error Screen. Although this problem is very frustrating but there are different approaches to fix it. This article discusses the step-by-step procedures which are used to fix this problem.


Causes:
  1. CMOS Battery is discharged
  2. CMOS Battery is not working properly
  3. BIOS Settings are improperly changed
  4. Last time the computer was not properly shut down
  5. Recent BIOS update was corrupt
  6. Problem with your RAM
  7. Problem with your Motherboard
  
CMOS Battery is Discharged
CMOS Checksum Bad Error may occur if the CMOS battery is discharged. Restart your computer to check whether the error still exists or not. If it exists, turn the computer off, open CPU Cabinet and replace the CMOS Battery.

CMOS Battery is Not Functioning Properly
The CMOS Battery installed on your motherboard may not be functioning properly. Replacing it will fix your problem.


BIOS Settings are Improperly Changed
BIOS stand for Basic Input Output System. If the BIOS settings are improperly changed, it may lead to CMOS Checksum Bad Error.


The solution is to reset the BIOS settings. First, press the Emergency Reboot button, then press Delete for a few time. Click the Exit menu and select Load Default Settings. Finally, select Save Changes and Exit to restart your computer.


Last Time the Computer was Not Properly Shut Down
CMOS Checksum Bad Error can encounter because of recent system crash with unexpected system reboot. Just rebooting your computer again can fix the problem.

Recent BIOS Update was Corrupt
If you have updated your BIOS recently it could be the reason behind CMOS Checksum Bad Error. Simply rollback the recent update and then restart your computer.

Problem with your RAM
Another reason behind CMOS Checksum Bad Error is faulty RAM. If you have a single RAM, then replace it. Otherwise if you have two or more RAMs, test them one by one individually. This strategy will help diagnosing your problem and identify the faulty RAM, if any.

Problem with your Motherboard
Your motherboard may be damaged. If it is not functioning properly, you may receive CMOS Checksum Bad Error. Consider replacing it.

Win 7 Antivirus 2012


Win 7 Antivirus 2012 is a rough antivirus program. It pretends to scan the system for viruses and shows a fake result at the end.
In the scan result, it claims that dozens of files are infected and proper action is required to be taken immediately. Both the scan and virus removal processes are fake. It was created by the bad guys to become richer by fooling the people. When a person pays the registration fee for the so called 
‘infections’, he is becoming a victim of an internet fraud.

 
If your computer too is infected by this fake antivirus application, do the steps given below to get rid of it.
  1. Delete Infected Files
  2. Remove Infected Registry Entries
  3. Boot from a Rescue Disc
  4. Use Powerful Antivirus
Delete Infected Files
For the first time when you opened Win 7 Antivirus 2012, bunch of malicious files were copied to your computer. All of these reside in different folders which should be removed.
First of all, start your computer in the Safe Mode with Networking mode so that none of these files will run at the startup.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press F8 key before your operating system starts booting.
  3. In the new screen, select Safe Mode with Networking option and press ENTER.
  4. Open My Computer.
  5. Delete random numbered files such as, 01.exe, 02.exe from C:\Users\\AppData\Local.
  6. To completely remove Win 7 virus, delete the t3e0ilfioi3684m2nt3ps2b6lru folder from the following directories:
  • C:\Program Data
  • C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming
  • C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
  • C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp
Remove Infected Registry Entries
In order to ensure Win 7 Antivirus 2012 is running at every system startup, couple of registry entries are made in the system registry. To completely remove this virus, you need to delete such infected registry entries.
Note: If you wish to avoid deleting the following registry entries, download a Registry Cleaner and scan your Windows registry and allow it to delete corrupt registry entries automatically.
  1. Click Start, select Run.
  2. Type RegEdit and then press ENTER.
  • One-by-one delete the following registry entries to remove Win 7 Virus 2012:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | .exe | shell | open | command "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | exefile | DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | exefile | shell | open | command "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile% | Local Settings | Application Data | [random 3 letters].exe" /START "%1" %*'HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | .exe | shell | runas | command "(Default)" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | .exe "(Default)" = 'exefile'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | .exe "Content Type" = 'application/x-msdownload'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | .exe | DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1' = '"%UserProfile% | Local Settings | Application Data | [random 3 letters].exe" /START "%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | .exe | shell | runas | command "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | exefile "(Default)" = 'Application'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | exefile "Content Type" = 'application/x-msdownload'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | exefile | shell | open | command "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | exefile | shell | runas | command "(Default)" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Classes | exefile | shell | runas | command "IsolatedCommand" - '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | .exe | DefaultIcon "(Default)" = '%1'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | .exe | shell | runas | command "(Default)" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | .exe | shell | runas | command "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | exefile "Content Type" = 'application/x-msdownload'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | exefile | shell | open | command "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | .exe | shell | open | command "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile% | Local Settings | Application Data | [random 3 letters].exe" /START "%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | .exe | shell | open | command "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | exefile | shell | runas | command "IsolatedCommand" = '"%1" %*'
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT | exefile | shell | open | command "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile% | Local Settings | Application Data | [random 3 letters].exe" /START "%1" %*'
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Clients | StartMenuInternet | IEXPLORE.EXE | shell | open | command "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile% | Local Settings | Application Data | [random 3 letters].exe" /START "C: | Program Files | Internet Explorer | iexplore.exe"'
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Clients | StartMenuInternet | FIREFOX.EXE | shell | safemode | command "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile% | Local Settings | Application Data | [random 3 letters].exe" /START "C: | Program Files | Mozilla Firefox | firefox.exe" -safe-mode'
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Clients | StartMenuInternet | FIREFOX.EXE | shell | open | command "(Default)" = '"%UserProfile% | Local Settings | Application Data | [random 3 letters].exe" /START "C: | Program Files | Mozilla Firefox | firefox.exe"'
 

Boot from a Rescue Disc
An Antivirus Rescue Disc is a program often burned on a CD ROM that has the ability to boot the computer itself and start the disinfection process.
  1. Download an Antivirus Rescue Disc.
  2. Burn the downloaded ISO files on a CD ROM you have.
  3. Insert this disc in your infected machine.
  4. Reboot the computer, press Delete key repeatedly.
  5. Set First Boot Device: CD ROM and Second Boot Device: Hard Disk Drive.
  6. Save the changes and exit.
  7. When you’re prompted to press any key, follow it.
  8. Follow the on-screen-instructions to start a virus scan and remove infected files. This will completely remove Win 7 Virus.
Use Powerful Antivirus
An Antivirus program can be used to scan your computer and remove Win 7 Antivirus 2012. Be sure to update it regularly.
  1. Download SpamFighter Antivirus. Install and run it.
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Start a full scan and remove all infected files found belonging to Win 7 Antivirus 2012.

 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chat Option in Google Docs is Very Useful

While people from all walks of life use Google Docs to create, share and collaborate documents on web, they were missing a feature which can allow them to chat within a document opened by more than one persons.

Now Google provides users this feature free of cost. By using the chat option you can talk to the other person within the document being viewed at one time.

This saves some time and make communication easier.



One is not left to shift tabs to chat. Similarly the use of Instant Messaging Softwares is also reduced.

To use this feature click on "1 other viewer" box at the right top of the document. After clicking this option a small vertical Window will appear on the right hand side. In this Window you will be able to chat with the person who has been viewing the document. 

Duke Nukem Forever Crashes


One may experience Duke Nukem Forever crashes while playing the game on PC. Sometimes the game starts to crash randomly while at other times it can suddenly display other errors.

Depending on what the actual circumstances are, the causes can be identified. This article highlights in depth the possibilities behind such crashes and it mentions easiest tools and techniques used to solve the problems in an easy manner.

Solutions:

1. Change Graphics Card Settings
2. Reinstall/ Update Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
3. Solve Problems Associated with Game Configurations
4. Delete Contents of the Game Cache
5. Fix Registry Errors
6. Delete Temporary Files
7. Increase Video Performance
8. Turn Antivirus Off

Change Graphics Card Settings

Several changes made to your computer in relation to the graphical performance can lead Duke Nukem Forever to crash. Make sure that your graphics card settings are set in an appropriate manner. You can change these settings by going through the following procedures:

1. Close the game and open NVIDIA Control Panel.
2. On the left hand side, click Manage 3D Settings from the 3D Settings category.
3. Click Global Settings.
4. For the following two settings, set Application Controlled option:
a. Anisotropic Filtering
b. Anti-Aliasing Mode
5. For Use the 3D Application Settings, select Vertical Sync option.
6. Click Apply button.

Reinstall/ Update Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

For launching a game designed to run with special modules used from Microsoft Visual C++, MS Visual C++ Redistributable package is required to be installed.

Duke Nukem Forever crashes if this package is too old or if it is not installed on the machine. Do the steps given below:

1. Click Start, select Control Panel.
2. Click Programs and then Uninstall a Program.
3. Select Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable option and click Uninstall. Follow the wizard.
4. Download the latest version. Run the setup and follow the on-screen-instructions.

Solve Problems Associated with Game Configurations

While playing a game, we usually change its settings for the sake of comfortability or additional functionality. But sometimes, when the settings are not set-up in a proper manner or when unsupported features are activated, Duke Nukem Forever crash occurs. The solution is to reset the game settings by going through the game options.

Delete Contents of the Game Cache

Duke Nukem Forever crashes are also experienced if the contents of the game cache are unauthorized modified. Do the step given below to delete all corrupt files and folders from it:

1. Open My Computer.
2. Double click: C:\Steam\UserData\10215801 | 57900.
3. Select all the files and press Shift + Delete.
4. Confirm your action.

Fix Registry Errors

Duke Nukem Forever settings are stored in the registry in its own registry hive. Start a scan with a good Registry Cleaner software. Fix the errors when they are found.

Delete Temporary Files

Several files stored in the temporary folders can eat up your disk space due to which Duke Nukem Forever crashes when it fails to process operating system commands because of lack of enough storage space.
Delete all the temporary files. Here’s how:

1. Click Start, select All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk CleanUp.
2. Select your system drive, i.e. drive C.
3. Click Ok button.

Increase Video Performance

Take necessary steps to improve the graphics performance. Install a good graphics card and download latest updates.

Turn Antivirus Off

If your antivirus is continuously protecting the computer with its real-time protection, then temporarily turn off it until you finish playing Duke Nukem Forever game. It will fix Duke Nukem Forever crashes.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sony VAIO Drivers

Sony VAIO laptops are popular for extreme performance, higher quality internal components and similar reasons. For maintaining its performance and get rid of common erros & problems, it is essential that you have the latest version of Sony VAIO drivers.

  1. Use Device Manager
  2. Use a Driver Updater
  3. Visit Manufacturer Website
Use Device Manager:
The Device Manager is a tool used in Windows to know and manage the hardware devices and their drivers installed in the machine. To update Sony VAIO Driver, scan for driver updates as below:

  1. Click Start button on your Taskbar. Select Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security | Administrative Tools.
  3. Double click Computer Management icon.
  4. Right click the computer name and selct Scan for harware chagnes.
  5. Reboot the machine when you're done.
Use a Driver Updater
A Driver Updater is a speical program used to scan for the latest versions of driver software. In this way, you can easily and safely download Sony VAIO driver.

  1. Download Sony VAIO Driver Updater.
  2. Run the program.
  3. Start driver scan process and download the updates found.
Visit Manufacturer Website
Visit the Sony VAIO website. Search there for latest driver updates and patches. You can take help of a system information tool to generate a report and know more about your machine.

Monday, December 26, 2011

System Fix Spyware Removal Tricks


System Fix is a rogue system security software designed to display fake alerts to the user and forcing him/her in paying money for purchasing the fake malicious software. It is nothing but a fraud over the internet where the user is wasting money for no benefit to himself.
The System Fix Spyware shows fake errors in the target machine and asks the user to buy a copy of the software to clean them immediately. Practically, there is no need to purchase that software since no errors exist in the infected machine. The errors shown are completely fake. They belong to operating system errors, registry errors, hard disk failures and RAM related issues.
If your machine is infected by System Fix Spyware, be careful and do not pay your hard earned money. This article will show you the exact steps required to remove it and disinfect your machine.

All the steps given below are mandatory. Do all of them one by one to completely get rid of this spyware.
  1. Restart the machine in Safe Mode with Networking
  2. Delete Malicious Registry Entries
  3. Restore Original System Settings
  4. Delete Malicious Files
  5. Perform Full System Scan
Restart the Machine in Safe Mode with Networking
During the installation of System Fix Spyware, a startup entry is added so that it runs automatically when your computer is started.
By restarting the machine in the Safe Mode with Networking option, the malicious tool will not run. Do the steps given below:
  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Press F8 key of your key board, select Safe Mode with Networking and press ENTER.
Delete Malicious Registry Entries
The System Fix  has created several registry entries including start-ups and relevant information. Delete them using Registry Editor as below:
  1. Click Start, select Run. Type RegEdit and press ENTER.
  2. Locate the following registry path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  1. You’ll find some random strings on the right hand side. For instance, 01.exe and 02.exe.
  2. Right click them and select Delete option. Confirm it.
  3. Locate the following registry path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  1. Repeat the Steps 3 and 4 again.
  2. Close Registry Editor.
Restore Original System Settings
The rogue tool changes the system settings relating to Task Manager, Hidden Files, and so on. Restore the original changes by making the following registry changes:
  1. Click Start. Select Run option, type RegEdit and press ENTER.
  2. Replaces the values of following registry entries with the given data:
    1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Double click Disable TaskMgr and change its value to 0.
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Again, double click Disable TaskMgr and change its value to 0.
    1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Double click Hidden and change its value to 1. Then, double click ShowSuperHidden and change it to 1.
Delete Malicious Files
Now, it’s time to permanently delete the System Fix Spyware files from your hard disk. Since you have disabled it from running and cleaned all the registry entries made by it, there should not be any interruption in deleting these files.
  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Open the following directory:
C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
(Every time, please replace “VikasM” with your actual User Name)
  1. Permanently delete the shortcut file SystemFix.lnk by pressing Shift + Delete.
  2. Open the following directory:
C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp
  1. Select all files and delete them permanently. Press Ctrl + A and then Shift + Delete key of your key board.
  2. Open the following directory:
C:\Windows\Temp
  1. Repeat Step 5 given above.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs. Right click System Fix folder and delete it. Be sure to delete it from the Recycle Bin as well.
Perform Full System Scan
The final step is to scan your computer. Download a powerful antivirus such as SpamFighter, start a full system scan and if infected files are still left, then remove them immediately.

Minecraft Lags Everytime

Many people complain that Minecraft lags every second. In this article, I'll discuss with you several tricks that are used to fix this problem.
  • Update Java Development Kit
  • Check Temperatur of your Processor
  • Defrag the Registry
  • Remove the META-INF Folder
  • Set High Priority using Task Manager



Update Java Development Kit

Minecraft is desinged to run with the help of Java Development Kit (JDK). Without the latest version of JDK, it won't run properly.

You're experiencing Minecraft lag because the JDK installed on your computer is out-of-date. Follow the procedures given below and update it: 
  1. Visit Java Development Kit Download Page.
  2. Click the Download button next to JDK .
  3. Save the file to the Downloads folder and run it when the download is finished.
  4. Follow the on screen instructions.
Check Temperature of your Processor

Usually, it happens that because of proper ventilation in the room, the processor overheating issue arises. Thus the operations performed by the games become slower and slower and Minecraft lag issues arise. 
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press F2 or Delete key repeatedly to load CMOS Settings.
  3.  Navigate to PC Health Status or System Health or similar option.
  4. You'll see the CPU Temperature. It should not be more than 60 degree C. If your CPU temperature is greater than 60 degree C, then it's the reason behind Minecraft lag problem.
  5. Turn the computer off.
  6. Unattach the processor from your motherboard. Clean it and the fans installed on it.
  7. Now, install everything you removed. Turn the computer on and test the changes.
Defrag the Registry

Registry, also called as Windows Registry, is the database containing operating system, application and game data, user settings and system specifications.

You may experience Minecraft lag if the registry is too fragmented. Defragment it and restructure the data stored in it.
  1. Download a Registry Defrag program such as Reginout.
  2. Start registry analyze process.
  3. When you're done, start the actual defragmentation process.
Remove the META-INF Folder

The META-INF folder stored inside Minecraft.jar can cause Minecraft lag problem. With the help of a file manager utility, open Minecraft.jar and then remove META-INF folder. Here's how: 
  1. Click Start, select Run. Type %AppData%/.minecraft/bin and press ENTER.
  2. Right click Minecraft.jar folder and select Open With. Select a file manager program like free 7-Zip File Manager, WinZip or WinRAR.
  3. After it is opened, right click and delete META-INF folder. Close the file when you're done. Minecraft lag will no longer occur.
Set High Priority using Task Manager

As default, Minecraft runs with Normal priority. For problems like Minecraft lag, it is better to change it to High.
  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
  2. Select Start Task Manager option.
  3. Click Processes tab, right click Minecraft executable file. Select Set Priority | High. Confirm the change.
  

Friday, December 23, 2011

SWTOR FPS Enhancement—How to Fix SWTOR Lagging

Nowadays lots of users are experiencing SWTOR FPS lags. Below are outlined some suggestions and general troubleshooting tips to avoid game lagging and solve online gaming issues.

  • Ensure Minimum System Requirements
  •  Run Launcher as an administrator
  •  Lower firewall security settings and manage background running service
  •  Install Latest copy of .Net Framework and JAVA
  •  Defrag Windows Registry


Ensure System Requirement:

Below are recommended system requirements for playing SWTOR FPS without lags.
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit SP1
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor 2.4GHz or better
  • AMD Phenom 2 X4 Quad-core 2.5GHz or better
  • RAM:  4GB RAM or higher
  • Video: ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4850 or better
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or better
  • 512MB minimum video RAM
  • Shader 3.0 or better fully compatible graphics card
  • Latest drivers for your video card
  • DVD-ROM Drive: 8x speed or faster
  • Disk Space Required: 30 GB

Run Launcher as an Administrator

Run the SWTOR desktop shortcut file as an administrator. Right click the file, choose Run as Administrator option.


Lower Firewall Security Settings:

Firewall program helps you keep your system secure and gives you more control over the data. Lowering your firewall security settings can help reduce  SWTOR FPS lagging.

Follow the steps given below to examine and configure your firewall settings.

  •             Start  | Run | type “wscui.cpl” without quotes | OK
  •       Windows Security Center | Windows Firewall.

There would be three tabs General, Exceptions and Advanced. General tab includes ON, Don’t allow exceptions and Off. From this point you can lower firewall security settings.

Manage Background Running Services:

Unwanted background running services such as running antivirus or some Java app can cause slow performance, lags during game play and issues with Video/Audio. Managing background services should help reducing this problem.

Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Click the Start | Run.
  • Type “msconfig” | OK.
  • Select Services | Disable unwanted services | Apply & OK
Check Port Requirements:

The port numbers that are required are 8995, 12000-12999 and 20000-30000 (TCP).


Install Latest Copies of .NET Framework and Java

For the smooth running of SWTOR, your computer must be uptdated. Update all the critical components including Microsoft .NET Framework and Java Runtime Environment. You can download .NET Framework from Microsoft website and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from the official website of Java. 

Defragment Registry:

Registry is database where all information related to hardware and software is stored in form of entries. This part needs to be cleaned regularly in order to avoid from SWTOR FPS lagging. Defragmenting registry is easy to do with Intel Software Partner Reginout.


The following tool has an "extreme gaming profile" feature that optimizes computer services to run games in super fast mode:


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Windows Phone Bing Music Search

If you have a Windows Phone and you like listening to Music then you must know where to find and listen the songs which you hear anywhere else. Sometimes certain new songs catch the attention of music fans and one tries to play these songs on personal computers and phones.

Windows phone music search solves this problem of music search. Whenever you listen to a recorded music on the go or at some party just tap the search music icon on Bing search.

Music search listens to that song and then tries to locate it.

If you get the link of the song in the Wibdows phone music marketplace you can simply purchase that song instantly.

This feature is quite interesting. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) PC Lags


If Modern Warfare 3 lags on Windows for some reason there are several approaches to try to get rid of it. This article will examine a few of them.
  1. Upgrade Hardware
  2. Download Latest Drivers
  3. Set High Priority
  4. Update Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
  5. Stop Unnecessary Background Services
  6. Rename Config_MP.cpg File


Until and unless your computer is not meeting the minimum system requirements, MW3 PC lag problem will not be fixed. The solution is simple- upgrade hardware after running a test called Windows Experience Index.
  1. Click Start button on your Taskbar.
  2. Type Windows Experience Index in the Search box.
  3. Press ENTER.
  4. A new dialog will open. Click Rate this computer button.
  5. The test will start. Please stand by until the process is finished.
  6. After the test is finished, final results will appear on your screen. Carefully review the test results and add new hardware accordingly.
Download Latest Drivers
Are you running Modern Warfare 3 on a machine with outdated device drivers? If so, it might be the reason behind MW3 PC lag problem.
Download a driver updater program. Then scan for the latest driver updates and download & install them instantly.
Set High Priority
Lesser the CPU is used more a game will run slower. MW3 PC lag is experienced if the priority of Modern Warfare 3 process is set to Normal or Lower. Reset it to High to get rid of the problem.
  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
  2. Select Start Task Manager option.
  3. Click Processes tab.
  4. Right click Modern Warfare 3 executable file and select Set Priority | High.
Update Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is an essential program used to run Modern Warfare 3. You may experience MW3 PC lag if Visual C++ Redistributable is outdated. Update it by downloading the latest copy from here.
Stop Unnecessary Background Services
Without your knowledge, a number of services run in the background when Modern Warfare 3 is running. Fix MW3 PC lag by stopping most of these unnecessary services. Download a Services Optimizer which does this task automatically for you. Alternative steps are also given below:
  1. Click Start, select Run.
  2. Type Services.msc in the Open box.
  3. Press ENTER.
  4. Right click a services item and select Stop. Do the same for all other unnecessary services.
Rename Config_MP.cpg File
  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Open C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3\Player2
  3. Right click Config_MP.cpg and select Rename.
  4. Type a new name Backup_Config_MP.cpg