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Monday, August 26, 2002
Tips & Tricks

Hide the drive(s)
Amitpal Singh Grewal

HERE'S the trick to start with and be a boss of your computer. This is trick by which you can hide all your drives from viewing, in My Computer. To do this go this way. Click on Start > Run > type regedit.exe. You will get two frames on the left side click on the plus sign before HKEY_CURRENT_USER > software >Microsoft > Windows >Current version > Policies > Explorer > Now in the right hand side frame you will see a few values. Right click there >new >DWORD value > Rename it to NoDrives >Right click on it >Modify >in the value data write 3FFFFFF(Hexadecimal Value). Now press F5 to refresh. The drives will not be shown in My Computer. In order to see your drives again just delete the same entry from the registry (NoDrives) where you put it. Press F5 again and restart computer. All your drives are visible now.


Restart button: Let’s see how to put the Restart button on the desktop. Right click on the desktop >new >shortcut>In the command line field type C:\ windows\ rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsexec>next>write any name here like Restart>Finish. Now when you will click on that button, the computer will restart without any warning message and that too with a greater speed.

Shutdown button: You can make a shutdown button on your desktop to ease out the shutdown procedure. Just click this button and computer will automatically shut down. To make this button right click any where on your desktop>new>shortcut>in the command line field write c:\ windows\ rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows>next>give any name like Shutdown…>finish. A button will be created on your desktop and when you will press it, the computer will shutdown.