Category Archives: Windows

Fix msvbvm50.dll Missing Error in Windows 7 and Vista

It is an unsupported program from the Windows Dynamic Link Library Family. If you have installed an old application or software which requires this dll file you will be shown “Msvbvm50.dll Not Found” Error.

msvbvm50.dll Missing Error

Since this is an old dll file, Windows XP users usually do not encounter this problem as it was included in the later released service packs. Windows VISTA and Windows 7 operating systems do not have this file in the root directory. Hence, they encounter this error whenever any request for msvbvm50.dll is made by an executable process or program. Continue reading Fix msvbvm50.dll Missing Error in Windows 7 and Vista

What is nvxdsync.exe?

NvXDSync.exe is an important process of the Nvidia 3D rendering engine for Windows based systems. If you are not facing any problems with this file, you should not try to experiment with it as well.

Is nvxdsync.exe Virus?

No, it is a verified file from the Nvidia corporation and come with the attached digital signature. For verification you can right click the file from the location mentioned under and browse the properties tab. Go to the publisher name and check if it is – “Nvidia”. If there is nothing mentioned there, you have been infected with a virus with the forged process name of nvxdsync. You should immediately update your antivirus and run a full scan of your system. Continue reading What is nvxdsync.exe?

Make your keyboard a disco

This code makes the Caps, Num and Scroll lock lights on your keyboard flash on and off, very attractively.

Instructions:

    • Paste the code shown below into notepad
Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
do
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "{CAPSLOCK}"
wshshell.sendkeys "{NUMLOCK}"
wshshell.sendkeys "{SCROLLLOCK}"
loop
  • Save the file as disco.vbs (make sure you remove source:trickvilla.com/… from the copied text above)
  • Close notepad and then run the file

To remove the live disco, open task manager by pressing ctrl+alt+delete.

Then in processes tab delete wscript.exe

Works for Windows XP/Vista/7

Google Drive v/s DropBox: A Duel in the Clouds

The craze of cloud services is at its best and all companies are joining the field. The future of cloud service is very bright and it seems that in the upcoming time all will be dependent on cloud services.

Google stepped into cloud file storage service by changing its popular service Google Docs to Google Drive. When Google Drive was launched then it was rumored that it is launched to claim the first position in the cloud services and to defeat Dropbox.

So here we are with this great comparison between Google Drive and Dropbox. So let’s have a look at it.

Google Drive versus DropBox
Google Drive versus DropBox

1. Desktop Synchronization

Every user’s first demand is the ease of access. All the cloud service offer the desktop sync feature and if we talk about these particular two services, then both are good and equal in this field.

Both offer their own desktop clients which allow you to see the files directly from your PCs, the files which are hosted on their cloud servers.  You can also upload files from your desktop client.

The one thing which puts Google back is that it allows you to upload file of 1 GB max. On the other hand, Dropbox gives the option to fill one folder with one file, whatever may be the size.

2. Sharing

Both the services offer good features in file sharing but Google Drive is best here. Google Drive does not calculate the size of shared file or folder in your storage quota. So your storage capacity is not affected.

google drive
Google Drive

On the other hand, Dropbox cuts your storage limit from the data used in the shared files and folders. Well, no one will like to let his/her storage capacity wasted. So Google Drive is good choice over Dropbox, if this point is considered in mind.

Dropbox has got many third-party application support which makes it a worthy cloud service provider. The fact that one can send files/ folders via email and quickly share it with friend makes it a lot more better service.

On the other hand, Google has leveraged Gmail users and Google docs users to make it a worthy competitor of Dropbox. Needless to say that there are already many chrome web store apps available to improve your Google drive experience.

3. Web Access

Google Drive is likely to win here because it is by search giant Google and it’s the evolution of well known service Google Docs. And in fact it wins here.

The web based system of Google Drive allows you to preview different file types and to edit them online. Dropbox does not offer any feature like this. You cannot preview or edit files online in Dropbox.

So the clear winner here is Google Drive in the Web Access feature.

4. Free Service

DropBox
DropBox

Everyone wants to start with new services for free. If you sign up at Dropbox, then you are given 2 GB of free space and you can get 500 MB more by referring one friend. You can get maximum of 16 GB of free space by referring others to use this service.

In Google Drive, you directly get 5 GB of free space. Also the paid version of Google Drive is cheaper than that of Dropbox.

5. Mobile Apps

Along with the desktop clients, both the services offer mobile apps for popular platforms like Android, iOS. The Dropbox’s apps are better than that of Google Drive’s mobile apps. So if you mostly stay away from PC, then Dropbox is better choice.

Here’s a link to Download Google drive offline installer. Of course, many people prefer using multiple cloud storage service then confining to use only one or two.

If you’re one of those who love to use multiple cloud storage service then you would love to read our guide on transfering files from Dropbox to Google drive and other services.

What do you think? Which one is better? Drop your answers in the comments below.

 

How You’re Damaging Your Laptop Battery Life

In respect to the advantages that outshine the use of a desktop by a laptop computer, proper care of your laptop and its component should be taken into consideration to secure a long lasting use of your laptop.

Out of all the challenges you’ll be getting from using your laptop, you’ll definitely agree with me that the battery of your laptop is one component that gives the most problem.

Laptop

The most and widely discussed issue in laptops is always having is the low duration of the battery and that defect can possibly be caused by some factors that will be discussed here:

Over Heating….

Do you know that your environment temperature also affect the life span of your battery? Your laptop battery will last long maintaining at least two hours when you operate in an atmosphere conducive (a cool office or room) for your laptop.

When your computer is under an unfavorable atmosphere that gives no room for cool breeze or cross ventilation, there is every tendency of your laptop battery coming down to an average minute of 45 minutes to 1 hour after the first six month of purchase.

This happen because the battery has nothing to cool it down like the mother board has, so your environment is the only thing that could give compensation for this.

laptop cooling pad

Do not use the laptop for prolonged hours, use it in a cool place if possible, make sure the cooling vents are not blocked. If possible, purchase a laptop cooling pad.

You can also place something thick below laptop screen to incline it so that the vents below the laptop have space for outlet.

More Recharge, Less Discharge

Though it’s been clear that it doesn’t matter how long your power pack stays inside the charging port of your laptop after your laptop battery is fully charged, in fact, it has no negative effect on it what so ever

That’s because your laptop is build in a way to stop receiving power into the battery after the battery is fully charged, the power that is entering into the laptop at that time is directly consumed and not added to the fully charge battery.

Charging Laptop Battery
Charging Laptop Battery

But there’s one thing you should know when charging your laptop battery. When your laptop battery is fully charged, it is advisable for you to exhaust the battery power to a reasonable level before going back to charge the battery all along.

This is so for nothing but to sustain the battery durability of two hours or three hours that it’s default to work for. Your battery will last long if you discharge it for at least 2 hours before recharging.

Unnecessary Use of CD Drive

Get in mind that the CD drive in your laptop is not meant for frequent use but only when necessary, to elongate the life span of your battery durability. Please endeavor not to use your CD  drive like your home theater.

Some laptop users make use of their laptop CD  drive more than the laptop itself by using the CD drive to watch movie or listen to music, the truth of the matter is that the CD drive in a laptop is designed to install some drive on the laptop and occasionally for downloads of files from a CD or burn file on a CD .

Keep CD out of Laptop Drive
Keep CD out of Laptop Drive

When you frequently use your laptop CD drive to watch videos, you gradually drain the energy retained by the battery faster than when you operate the system without using the CD drive.

Also, when not in use, keep your CD Drive empty, since even if you’re not using that CD in the Drive, laptop will keep checking the CD, draining your battery.

WiFi On, Bluetooth On….

The last factor I’ll be talking on that also damages the laptop battery is when your wireless device like the Bluetooth, WiFi connection are left on when it is not in use.

Turn off wifi & bluetooth to save battery
Turn off wifi & bluetooth

Your laptop battery drains at a very high rate in dispatching out energy for these and that could reduce the durability of your battery gradually until it gets obvious for you to notice.

Switch off your WiFi & Bluetooth when not in use.

About The Author: Tobi Bamidele is a freelance guest blogger from ProComputerTech blog where he writes on computer technology and tips and guides for better computing life.