HIBERFIL.SYS AND PAGEFILE.SYS are system-generated files. They are used by Windows for hibernation and virtual memory … [Read more...]

What is a File Named Tilde (~) on the Desktop?

A file named with the single tilde character (~) appears on your desktop. What is it and why is it there? This file started appearing on people's … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t Different Display Colors the Same in Different Monitors?

Often computer users complain that images viewed on one computer do not look the same when viewed on another. Sometimes the images are better; often … [Read more...]

Why Does a File of the Form TFTPxxx Try to Run at Startup?

A file of the form TFTPxxx (where xxx = numbers) attempts to run at system start and Windows does not know how to do that. Why does it happen? The … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I Add a Small File to a USB Drive?

Problem: You are trying to copy a small file to a USB device with lots of room on it but can't. Why not? The most likely answer is that the root … [Read more...]

What are the Official HTML Color Names and Hex Codes?

HTML colors can be specified in a number of different ways. The most common is to use hexidecimal notation but the HTML specification allows the use … [Read more...]

Why Do I See ‘This Web Site Does Not Supply Ownership Information’ in My Browser?

Newer browsers have security features designed to help you determine if a website you are browsing is a valid and perhaps trusted site. While the … [Read more...]

How to Use Moo0 FileShredder to Permanently Delete Files

In the article "How to Securely Delete a File" we saw that using Windows to delete a file is not the way to do so securely. To completely delete a … [Read more...]

How to Securely Delete a File

Deleting a file in Windows (or even older DOS) removes it from your system -- right? As many a computer criminal as found out the answer is absolutely … [Read more...]

How to Log Into Windows With No Password

When Windows starts you generally get a log-in screen that asks for a password... This is a safety feature that helps keep users who should not … [Read more...]