Operating Systems

Anything related to operating systems, how they work, what they include, help tips, tutorials, help with applications

Fastdetect boot.ini switch

The /fastdetect parameter is used to disable the Windows operating system from detecting specified communications ports during startup.

The /fastdetect switch is used often for security reasons. Having the fastdetect parameter in your boot.ini file prevents your Windows system from unauthorized booting from unsupported device.


3GB Switch in Windows boot.ini

The /3GB or 3GB switch in the boot.ini file lets you tune the use of memory and memory address space in your computer. The /3GB switch specifies the amount of memory for user-mode virtual address space. It is used to allocate more memory to applications and less memory to the operating system.


Terminal Services

Terminal Services is a component in Microsoft Windows that allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network. Terminal Services is a thin-client terminal server sort of computing environment developed by Microsoft.


System error 85 has occured

The System error 85 has occurred or in full the System error 85 has occurred. The local device name is already in use. is one of Microsoft's error messages that is related to mapping network drives.  It is one of the error messages that can make your hair grow gray.


What is a DLL Dynamically Linked Library?

A DLL Dynamically Linked Library is a Microsoft Windows file that contains functions, small programs, or routines designed to perform a specific class of operations that are common to many programs. These library files usually have a .dll extension.


32 Bit or 64 Bit Operating System

How to check if my computer is running a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system?

This can be easily researched through the computer registry.



MS-DOS stands in short for MicroSoft Disk Operating System and is an operating system made available to the wide general public by Microsoft.


Difference between ODBC and OLEDB

What is the difference between ODBC and OLEDB?

First, let us take a look at ODBC.


ODBC stands for Open Data Base Connectivity, which is a connection method to data sources.



UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs. 

Today's UNIX systems are split into various branches, developed over time by various commercial vendors and non-profit organizations.