May 312010

This little program will open and close the start menu every 30 seconds for 24 hours. It basically sends the control and escape key to open the start menu then closes it by sending a final escape.


;Author: Robert Holland
;Date: 20100522
;Purpose: Send CTRL and ESC keys every 30 seconds for 24 hours to keep the screensaver from coming on.
;AutoIt Program

$count = 0
$loop_length = 2880
; Execute the loop “While” the counter is less than
While $count < $loop_length
; Increase the count by one
$count = $count + 1


Mar 042010

Turn on AutoComplete at the Command Prompt
 1. Log on as Administrator,
 2. Click Start, and then click Run,
 3. Type Regedit and OK,
 4. Double click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,
 5. Double click SOFTWARE,
 6. Double click Microsoft,
 7. Double click Command Processor,
 8. In the right pane of Regedit, double click the ‘CompletionChar’ DWORD value,
 9. Type 9 click OK,
 10. Close Regedit,
 11. Open the command prompt and test try it out.

Another method is to create a file with the neccessary registry value and enter it into the registry by double-clicking on the file. Open up notepad and paste the following into the window and save it as AutoComplete.reg. When you are finished, double-click on the file to enter it into the registry.


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor]