What to Do if You Fall in Love With More Than One Screensaver

Written by Roman Kramar

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When you install a screensaver it gets into one of these folders. The screensaver simply copies itself over there. Some screensavers have more than one file. Usually they copy other files into a separate folder under your Program Files. But it makes no difference forrepparttar purpose of our discussion.

The main idea behind all this is that your previous screensaver doesn't disappear. A new screensaver copies itself into one ofrepparttar 107808 mentioned folders. But copying is not removing. The previous screensaver is not removed unless you uninstall it manually. That is, if you install two or more screensavers, you can still enjoy all of them.

What exactly should you do to admire all screensavers installed on your system? The answer is simple and you could easily find it yourself by an accident. Tryrepparttar 107809 following. Right click anywhere onrepparttar 107810 empty desktop and choose Properties. You will see Display Properties dialog. This dialog has many pages but you needrepparttar 107811 one named Screen Saver. Activate it by clicking on its title. You should see a preview window withrepparttar 107812 last installed screensaver. Now look below that window. There's a drop down list withrepparttar 107813 name of that screensaver. This drop down list isrepparttar 107814 answer to our question. You can select any screensaver installed on your system by clicking onrepparttar 107815 list. After that Windows will launch onlyrepparttar 107816 screensaver you have selected.

The described solution is perfect if you have two or three favorite screensavers and would like to change between them once in a week. But what if you have five or ten favorite screensavers and want to see them on a day-by-day basis? We will beat this problem next time by introducing a few quite useful tools. They can make switching between screensavers a lot easier and more entertaining. Stay tuned...

Roman Kramar is a software developer who enjoys writing screensavers as his time permits. Visit his site at http://www.elasticsystems.com/ to find out more about screensavers and his work.

Window's Startup Modes for Troubleshooting

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Safe mode lets you work with "bare bones" Windows. You have access to your drives, so you can copy or delete files. You can userepparttar Registry Editor to inspect or editrepparttar 107807 Registry. But Control Panel | System | Device Manager will returnrepparttar 107808 message "Status is not available when Windows is running in Safe Mode" forrepparttar 107809 properties of every device, so you can't troubleshootrepparttar 107810 area that causesrepparttar 107811 majority of Windows problems.

4. Step-by-step confirmation performsrepparttar 107812 startup process one step at a time. Before each step a message is displayed onrepparttar 107813 screen letting you select to run or bypassrepparttar 107814 step. This lets you bypassrepparttar 107815 steps that returned "failure" inrepparttar 107816 bootlog.

Windows 95 and 98 may provide you with several additional startup options, for example "Command prompt only", "Previous version of MS-DOS", or "Safe Mode with Network Support". Windows Me does not contain an independent DOS command processor so these modes are not available.

Windows 2000 and XP also provide you with several additional startup options, for example "Enable VGA mode", "Last Known Good Configuration", and "Debugging mode",which can be used for specific troubleshooting purposes.

If Windows freezes up orrepparttar 107817 display becomes unintelligible, you can bypass some of Windows complexity and bloat by choosing an alternate startup mode. One of these alternate startup modes may provide you some clues as torepparttar 107818 source ofrepparttar 107819 problem, or permit you to troubleshoot. ---------------------------------------------------------- Resource Box: Copyright(C)2002 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money onrepparttar 107820 Web visit http://bucarotechelp.com To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to mailto:bucarotechelp-subscribe@topica.com ----------------------------------------------------------


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