Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How to Print on Both Sides using your Printer

This is one of the most commonly asked question and lot of people struggle with this.

If you are also facing this issue, follow the following steps:

For Windows XP & Vista:

1. Click on Start and then click on Control panel
2. Double Click on the Printers option
3. Right Click on the installed printer or the one that you intend to use
4. On the pop up menu, left click on Properties
5. On the small window, you will be on the "General" tab. On this tab, click on the "Printing Preferences" button
6. On the next window, click on the "Finishing" tab
7. Under the Document Options, click on the check box "Print on Both Sides (Manualy)" to enable it
8. Select the appropriate "Booklet Layout". If you don't need a specific one, let the option stay at "OFF"
9. Click on "Apply" button and then click on "Ok"
10. Click on "Ok" on the next window

You are set to print the document now. Happy Printing.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

OEM driver support during Windows XP installation

If you intend to install Windows XP on an advanced IDE hard drive or SATA or PATA drives, you will need to watch out for the prompt to press "F6" during the setup on the bottom right corner of the screen to load the device drivers. You will need a floppy diskette with drivers on it to get this working. If you don't perform this step, Windows XP may not recognize the hard drive on your computer.

For more information, go to the link below:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mom.exe failed to initialize

The file mom.exe is a part of the driver installation package for ATI video card drivers. However, it has been observed by multiple people that this could be a spyware activity also. By the look of it, it is very difficult to understand the problem. To fix this, we first need to check for an ATI card on the computer. To do this, follow the following steps:

1. Go to Device Manager (Click on Start --> Run--> type devmgmt.msc --> Click on "OK")
2. On the Device Manager window, expand the "Display Adapter" tree

If the description there mentions ATI, then we need to update the drivers, else we need to follow the following steps to remove the spyware:

1. Download SpyBot Search & Destroy. You can go to the link by clicking here

Install this tool and run a scan to remove this message.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vista Quick Launch: Missing Desktop Icon

There are many users who accidentaly delete the quick launch shortcut for minimizing all windows and showing the desktop screen. This can be restored very quickly by following the steps below:

1. Browse to the following location:

:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Eg. C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick

2. This folder has a desktop shortcut
3. Drage the shortcut on the Quick Launch Bar.