Windows

Removing hiberfil.sys

My hiberfil.sys was taking up 11 GB on my 120 GB SSD. Since I never used hibernate mode and desperately needed the space, I used the instructions on the following site to remove it: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.sys-and-how-do-i-delete-it/ It was pretty straightforward. All you need to do is open up a Command Prompt in Administrator mode and then run the following command:

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Skype Virtual Audio Cable Windows

Playing Music Through Skype Using Virtual Audio Cable

I wanted to be able to play music over Skype. I also wanted to be able to play my keyboard which is currently connected to a Komplete Audio 6 soundcard. I managed to get this working utilising the following setup with Virtual Audio Cable:                         Here are the specific steps to be performed: 1. Create two VAC lines (Line 1 and Line 2) using…

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Oracle PeopleSoft Windows

Identifying the cause of high CPU utilisation for process oracle.exe on a Windows environment

I was running a PeopleSoft Application Engine process that I suspected was hogging the CPU on a Windows environment. I wanted to see whether this process was in fact the cause of the CPU intensive activities on the database. Interestingly, I discovered that on a Windows environment, an Oracle instance is composed of one oracle.exe process with many different threads. Each thread represents either a background process (PMON, SMON, etc.) or a foreground user session.…

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Windows

shutdown command in Windows

I use the following shutdown command to turn off my computer after a certain timeperiod: [sourcecode language=”powershell”] shutdown /s /t 3600 [/sourcecode] /s means that we want to shutdown the pc /t indicates a delay in the time that we want to shutdown/restart. In this case, we want the local pc to shutdown in 3600 seconds (1 hour). Here’s a good reference for other options available to the shutdown command: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/commandlinereference/p/shutdown-command.htm

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