double-click the icon for Vidalia Control Panel in your task bar. This should bring up the Vidalia Control Panel
Click on “settings” to bring up the settings screen.
Click on the “Advanced” button to bring up that tab.
Take not of the path to the “Tor Configuration File”.
Go to that location and open up the “torrc”.
***Alternative to the above instructions***
Go to START – PROGRAMS – VIDALIA BUNDLE – TOR – TORRC
This will open up the Torrc in notepad.
Make a backup of torrc before editing.
After you get the torrc open, at the end of it, paste the following code:
# Try for at most NUM seconds when building circuits. If the circuit isn’t
# open in that time, give up on it. (Default: 1 minute.)
# Send a padding cell every N seconds to keep firewalls from closing our
# connections while Tor is not in use.
# Force Tor to consider whether to build a new circuit every NUM seconds.
# How many entry guards should we keep at a time?
Go back to the Vidalia Control Panel from the task bar and click Stop Tor, then Start Tor. This will restart Tor.