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Tool to Delete Zero Length Files for Windows

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As people use there computer more and more every day, the computer will gather "junk" files, be it temporary files, zero length files, or whatever.  As someone that pratically lives in front of his PC, I know that I have a lot of zero length files.

Zero Length Files can be a very annoying thing, as how they have no real use at all.  Here is a tool for you to use to clean up your computer from zero length files.

The Easy way...    Just unzip the file to the root of your c: drive, and double-click it to start it.

The DOS way... Unzip the file to c:\windows\system32.  Now start up (run) cmd.exe.  Type in dzlf when your in the folder that you want to clean up.

Doing the app the easy way will clean your whole hard drive.  It might take a while, and you may see a message or such stating "Could Not Find...", but it is ok, just ignore those messages.

If you happen to have another hard drive you want cleaned, you can either do it the easy way again, just copy the app to the root of your next hard drive (say, D: or E:) and double click it again, or if your doing it the DOS way, from cmd.exe, change to the drive that you want changed, and then type in dzlf again.



Portal is free until May 24 (4 days left)

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You heard that right you can get Portal for free until may 24. That gives you just 4 more days to get it for free.

"Portal is a single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique game play.

For celebrating the launch of Steam for Mac, Valve has decided to give away free copies of Portal to PC and Mac gamers until May 24."


If you haven't played Portal yet then I'm sure after watching this video you will install it now!

All you have to do is install Steam and then install game from here.



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Ever wanted to drive a giant robot and start blowing things up??? ME TOO!!! Strap on your Mech and get ready to do battle!!!! Mechwarrior 4 is now FREE...Yes you heard it right FREE. You can download it right now a Mektek. The Download is 1.7 Gig. I don't know about you but I used to LOVE Mechwarrior. Call it crazy, why wheels were replaced by legs, WHO CARES. it's awesome and its FREE. If you never played now is the time to give it a try. According to the website it will be free from now on so you can get it any time. Rockets, pulse cannons, gatling guns, RPGs, all the fun toys are there ready for you to start blasting away!!



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2K Games officially announced that the sequel to 3D Realms' classic game Duke Nukem 3D will hit retail shelves on May 3, 2011 here in the States, and then on May 6, 2011 internationally for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

The press release says "Put on your shades and prepare to step into the boots of Duke Nukem, whose legend has reached epic proportions in the years since his last adventure...The alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses can’t stop our hero from accomplishing his one and only goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a bad-ass while doing it. The King arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. This game puts the pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek. Shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle the many hot women that occupy Duke’s life - that is if you can pull yourself away long enough from destroying alien invaders." "Duke Nukem was and will forever be a gaming icon, and this is his legend."

Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software said "When I said goodbye to 3D Realms and the original Duke Nukem 3D team in 1997 and soon after founded Gearbox Software, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that a day like today would come,". "Today I am proud, humbled and even astounded to announce that the day is coming at last for all gamers to be a part of video game history: Duke Nukem Forever will launch worldwide this May!" Will be this: once it arrives, will the game live up to all the hype, or was the decade-plus wait just too long for the game to possibly succeed? See Video below to get a sneak pee!! (Get it....sneak peeee)






Great Tool for troubleshooting Windows

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Have you ever noticed you computer is running slow and could not figure out why. Sometimes you can bring up the task manager and see what process is taking all of your systems resources, sometimes you can not. It can be very frustrating at times and you have to hunt and poke to figure out what is wrong. To help with this there is a free program you can get from Microsoft called Process Explorer. This is basically a souped up version of the task manager that is much more configurable and offers many more options.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.


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Microsoft Process Explorer

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

Here is a link to get PROCESS EXPLORER from Microsoft. PCModer recommends this software if you are interested in seeing what is actually running on your system there is a ton of useful items you can see for each process. You can plot them, create custom displays, it is actually a very nice program. The price is right (free) so give it a try!

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