Windows 7 Control Panel Displays Blank

It seems there are times that computers get tired and decide to take a nap or maybe decide to stage a strike. How else would you explain a situation where a computer has been working without a hassle and suddenly you open the Control Panel and all you get is a blank screen staring at you? Of late I have noted my laptop has been running slowly and I thought this was due to the number of applications installed.

Get Computer MAC Address

A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface card (NIC). The MAC is hard-coded to the NIC at the time of manufacture. How do you get the MAC address for a computer? Open Windows Command Prompt and type the following command: ipconfig /all This will display a result similar to the following: C:\>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . .

Who is using my port in Windows 7

I was testing an application that was set to use port 8080. The application failed to start up throwing an exception that the port was in use. To identify the process tying up port 8080, I opened windows command prompt and typed the following command. netstat -aop tcp netstat is useful for displaying active connections and ports on which a computer is listening. Description of parameters used: a - Displays all TCP and UDP connections and listening ports