October 31, 2009

Steps to Increase Laptop Battery Lifespan

Many times you wonder why your replacement laptop computer battery dies so quickly and if there are any precautions you can take to avoid this problem. If you care for and maintain your batteries properly, you can easily extend the lives of your laptop computer replacement batteries. It can be frustrating when you purchase a replacement battery for your laptop and after a few months the battery life has significantly declined. This is not what you want to happen. Below are some simple steps that can be taken to ensure that your battery lasts for its maximum potential.
If you constantly remove your replacement battery from the laptop and store it away it can ultimately become soiled, and no longer functional at peak capabilities. To alleviate the problem of a soiled battery, take a cotton swab and Isopropyl alcohol to rub down the laptop battery. When cleaning the metal connectors be sure to always use a dry cloth. While cleaning the contacts you should use the Isopropyl alcohol. This will properly clean your replacement laptop battery. Having clean contacts helps maintain a good connection between your battery and notebook computer. The optimal place to store your laptop battery is in a cool, dry place that is away from excessive heat. Make it a point to keep the laptop battery away from any form of extreme heat. Heat is a batteries enemy, so avoiding heat is very advantageous to your batteries lifespan. Also make sure that the battery is not near any metallic objects that can disrupt the batteries charge. It is not uncommon for Lithium-Ion batteries to discharge after extended periods of being stored.

It is a good idea to exercise any replacement laptop batteries at least once every two to three weeks. Exercising a laptop computer battery means using the battery and not leaving it dormant for extended periods of time. If the laptop battery is not used for extended periods of time it is highly recommended to exercise it in-between down times. This will prevent significant battery capacity loss. By following this simple step your laptop battery will be able to store more of a charge than if otherwise left alone. If you do not use the laptop battery frequently then you should exercise it before attempting to use it regularly.

If you are using an AC Adapter to power your computer then it is advisable to remove the good battery from your notebook and replace it with an old, short run-time battery. This is a good practice as the battery in the laptop will continuously be charged and discharged rendering the battery life shorter than ever expected. Excessive charging and recharging of batteries drastically shortens battery life. Thus, it is a good idea to remove that brand new battery from your laptop when it is being powered through the AC Adapter.

Utilizing your laptops power management features prior to use can extend the life of your battery.

Defragmenting your laptop is beneficial to your computers performance along with its battery life. Having a clean, defragmented notebook ensures that the laptop will run in an efficient manner. Having a laptop computer run efficiently will increase the batteries life span, by not draining it trying to reach programs. All these simple tips can ensure that your replacement laptop computer battery will have an extended lifespan.

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How to Fix Blue Screen on Windows XP Installation.

This trick is not for old PC  like p3,p4,which is facing BSOD.In old Computer it may arises due to  hardware issue like failure of RAM,failure of Hard Disk,or by failure of BIOS


Download nLite here - http://www.nliteos.com/

Step 2 : Download SATA drivers 
You need to get your hands on the SATA drivers next, that you will need to slipstream into the CD. Although there are different version based on your motherboard that you can search them on intel website which work with most of the motherboards. After downloading extract the driver and remember the location.
Download here - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/conf...Name=&lang=eng

Step 3 : Insert XP CD and start nLite
Now that you successfully have the tools and utilities, we can get down with the real stuff. Launch nLite after inserting Windows XP CD into the drive. Choose to make an image of Windows XP in a directory of your choice. Click next and proceed to skip import or load previous settings step by clicking next and proceed to next step.

Step 4 : Add the SATA driver
On the next page, you will find a “Drivers” tab. Click on it and also check the bootable ISO option and then click on next. Click on the button at the bottom to insert the driver. Give the location to the folder where you extracted the SATA driver. You will find a couple of inf files, select any one of them. Now select the all the driver files. That is it, click Next.

Step 5 : Burn the ISO
You will now be asked for confirmation, select yes and let nLite integrate the driver and create a bootable image. Burn it on a CD by just hitting the Burn button at the bottom and you will be ready to install Windows XP on your laptop!
Really this will work for any driver that needs to be slipstreamed into an xp installation disk.

Microsoft Office Shortcut Keys

Microsoft Word Shortcut keys

Discription Keystroke

Application window—maximizeAlt-F10
Application window—previousAlt-Shift-F6
Application window—restoreAlt-F5
AutoText—insert entryF3
AutoText—insert entryCtrl-Alt-V
Browse a documentCtrl-Alt-Home
Browse next/previous itemCtrl-PgDn/PgUp
Case change (capitalization)Shift-F3
Case—All CapsCtrl-Shift-A
Copy formattingCtrl-Shift-C
Customize a menuCtrl-Alt =
Customize a shortcutCtrl-Alt-Num +
Date FieldAlt-Shift-D
Dialog box next tabbed sectionCtrl-Tab
Dialog box previous tabbed sectionCtrl-Shift-Tab
Document window—moveCtrl-F7
Document window—restoreCtrl-F5
Document window—sizeCtrl-F8
Drawing—constrain shape to symmetricalShift-drag
Drawing—draw from centerCtrl-drag
EllipsisCtrl-Alt- .
Em Dash Ctrl-Alt-Num -
En DashCtrl-Num -
Exit applicationAlt-F4
Fields—display code (toggle)Shift-F9
Fields—display codes (toggle)Alt-F9
Fields—double-click in fieldAlt-Shift-F9
Fields—insert blank fieldCtrl-F9
Fields—lock a fieldCtrl-3
Fields—lock a fieldCtrl-F11
Fields—next fieldF11
Fields—previous fieldShift-F11
Fields—unlink a fieldCtrl-6
Fields—unlink a fieldCtrl-Shift-F9
Fields—unlock a fieldCtrl-4
Fields—unlock a fieldCtrl-Shift-F11
Fields—update link in sourceCtrl-Shift-F7
Fields—update selected fieldF9
Font FaceCtrl-Shift-F
Font grow/shrink 1 pt.Ctrl- ] or [
Font next/previous sizeCtrl-Shift- >or <
Font SizeCtrl-Shift-P

Go Back (3 maximum)


Go Back (3 maximum)Ctrl-Alt-Z
GoTo Next/Previous ParagraphCtrl-Up/Down
GoTo Next/Previous WordCtrl-Left/Right
Graphic—original proportionsCtrl-click
Hanging indent—decreaseCtrl-Shift-T
Hanging Indent—increaseCtrl-T
Hard hyphen -Ctrl-Shift -
Hard spaceCtrl-Shift-spacebar
Header/Footer—link to previousAlt-Shift-R
Heading Level 1Ctrl-Alt-1
Heading Level 2Ctrl-Alt-2
Heading Level 3Ctrl-Alt-3
Help—What’s This?Shift-F1
Hidden textCtrl-Shift-H
Insert CommentCtrl-Alt-M
Insert ListNum fieldCtrl-Alt-L
Line-spacing 1Ctrl-1
Line-spacing 1.5Ctrl-5
Line-spacing 2Ctrl-2
List Bullet StyleCtrl-Shift-L
Macros—view VBA codeAlt-F11
Mark—Index entryAlt-Shift-X
Mark—TOA citationAlt-Shift-I
Mark—TOC entryAlt-Shift-O
Maximize windowCtrl-F10
Menu BarF10
Merge—data editAlt-Shift-E
Merge—field insertAlt-Shift-F
Merge—to documentAlt-Shift-N
Merge—to printerAlt-Shift-M
Microsoft Script EditorAlt-Shift-F11
Microsoft System InfoCtrl-Alt-F1
Move between master/subdocumentCtrl-\
New documentCtrl-N
Newline within paragraphShift-Enter
Next windowCtrl-F6
Nonprinting characters on/offCtrl-Shift-8
Normal StyleCtrl-Shift-N
Open a documentCtrl-O
Outlining—collapseAlt-Shift -
Outlining—collapseAlt-Shift-Num -
Outlining—expandAlt-Shift =
Outlining—expandAlt-Shift-Num +
Outlining—move up/downAlt-Shift-Up/Down
Outlining—Show 1st lineAlt-Shift-L
Outlining—Show Heading 1Alt-Shift-1
Outlining—Show Heading 2Alt-Shift-2
Outlining—Show Heading 3Alt-Shift-3
Outlining—Show Heading 4Alt-Shift-4
Outlining—Show Heading 5Alt-Shift-5
Outlining—Show Heading 6Alt-Shift-6
Outlining—Show Heading 7Alt-Shift-7
Outlining—Show Heading 8Alt-Shift-8
Outlining—Show Heading 9Alt-Shift-9

Outlining—Show All Headings


Page number fieldAlt-Shift-P

Paragraph Space Above (add/delete 12 pt.)

Ctrl-0 (zero)

Paste formattingCtrl-Shift-V
Print PreviewCtrl-Alt-I

Remove Character formats


Remove Character formatsCtrl-Shift-Z
Remove menu itemCtrl-Alt -
Remove Paragraph formatsCtrl-Q

Repeat Find


Repeat FindCtrl-Alt-Y
Revision Marks on/offCtrl-Shift-E

Save As


Select AllCtrl-A
Selection extendedF8
Selection reducedShift-F8
Shortcut MenuShift-F10
Small CapsCtrl-Shift-K
Soft hyphen -Ctrl -
Spelling and Grammar checkF7
Spell-It—display next misspellingAlt-F7
Spike—cut toCtrl-F3
Split a windowCtrl-Alt-S
Style boxCtrl-Shift-S
SubscriptCtrl =
SuperscriptCtrl-Shift =
Symbol FontCtrl-Shift-Q
Table—remove border linesCtrl-Alt-U
Table—to column bottomAlt-PgDn
Table—to column topAlt-PgUp
Table—to row beginningAlt-Home
Table—to row endAlt-End
Time FieldAlt-Shift-T
To bottom/top of screenCtrl-Alt-PgDn/PgUp
Window pane—nextF6
Window pane—previousShift-F6