Kevin Arrows

Hi! I'm Kevin. Thank you for reading the article above. I am a certified MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) with over 10 years of experience. I love to address tech issues, and write tech how-to's in a way that it can be followed by everyone.

Fix: Unable to Connect to Nvidia

NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience is a companion application that is used to provide automatic driver updates and game optimization for GTX graphic card users. Although this is a very helpful application that makes the task of keeping drivers up to date, it can cause a lot of troubles as well. Sometimes, …

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What is Vulcan Runtime Libraries and Do I Need It?

Many Windows users have been reporting a strange program located in their list of Installed Programs. The name of this program is “Vulkan Run Time Libraries 1.x.x.x” where X stands for any version number. The problem arises from the fact that this programs installs automatically without asking any permission or …

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Fix: KB3178690 Crashes Excel 2010

Users with Microsoft Office 2010 began to experience issues with Excel after installing Windows Update KB3178690. Any calculation triggered by code or user interaction caused application to freeze or crash. Operations such as row and column deletion, using excel add-ins and SQL statements all result in errors. Running Excel in …

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Fix: The operator or administrator has refused the request (Error 0x800710E0)

Windows Task Scheduler is used to created automated tasks with no user intervention. A couple users, especially system administrators have reported some tasks failing with the message: “The operator or administrator has refused the request (0x800710E0)”. This issue largely comes as a result of the wrong permissions set during the …

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Fix: Windows Update Error 0x80073712

Error code 0x80073712, and sometimes 0x80070003, when you’re trying to update your computer via Windows Update, means that there is a file that Windows Update needs, but it’s either damaged or missing. Therefore, Windows Update won’t be able to install the updates. This doesn’t happen with any specific update – …

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Fix: The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable

Error ‘The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable‘ indicates that there is a problem with the hard drive or external drive, most commonly corrupted files, and those errors won’t let you copy files from the external drive to your PC. This might happen due to you pulling out your …

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Fix: Some Update Files aren’t signed correctly on Windows 10

Error code 0x800b0100 and 0x800b0109 means that Windows Update is trying to install an update, but a file that Windows Update needs is either damaged, or missing. This happens a lot, especially with Windows 10 and the fact that it still has a very unstable way of getting updates. Even though …

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Fix: IOCTL_Set PTPMode could not be found

Windows 10 is revolutionary operating system. Though there are a few common errors that are being addressed, there are few isolated errors that users continue to receive. One such error is a DLL error that appears on startup. The error indicates that the IOCTL_Set PTPMode could not be found. Although …

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How to Fix Battery Drainage Issues on Lumia 930, 830, and 1520

Since the launch of the premium Lumia models, 930, 830 and 1520, there have been numerous complaints and issues with the battery life of the phones. These smartphones have long been associated with quick battery consumption. The “known bug”- as with the log of the last two models, Microsoft too …

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Fix: nvspcap64.dll missing or not found errors on startup

You may encounter a startup error saying: “Could not find C:\windows\system32\nvspcap64.dll” in your Windows 10. This error is caused by the NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy when it tries to start the apps at boot but can’t. This service is a proxy server used whenever the there’s a stream or recording …

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Fix: The hosted network couldn’t be started

Some users who upgraded from to previous versions of Windows to Windows 10 are having issues in setting up the WiFi hotspot. After setting up the network via command prompt as described in the hosted network issues article, the following errors are thrown: The hosted network couldn’t be started. The group or …

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Fix: Steam Store not Loading

After updating Steam, users may experience Steam’s in-game browser or store not working properly or missing essential elements. There may be several reasons behind this such as your internet connection might be slow or there may be a problem with your HTML cache. One effective way is to delete Steam …

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Fix: Steam Download Corrupt

Many users may experience a problem when installing or downloading a game where the Steam client prompts them that the download is corrupt. This is a common problem which many people using Steam experience over time. Although there is always the solution to re-install Steam, it is advised to try …

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Fix: Windows Defender Error Code 0x800b0100

When starting Windows Defender, you might see an error with the error code 0x800b0100. This error will prevent you from turning on Windows Defender and your Windows Defender will remain turned off. The error 0x800b0100 can be caused by many things. It can appear because your system is infected or …

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Fix: NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy

Many users after downloading Geforce experience may notice a service on their task manager named as “NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy”. Because of its name, many people were concerned if it was a potentially harmful application and whether it will get them banned or not. NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy is not …

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How to Block Multiple Files in a Windows Firewall

A firewall is software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network, and then either blocks it or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings. A firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software (such as worms) from gaining access …

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How to Increase Signal Strength for Weak Wifi Signal on Linux

WiFi signal integrity is a major issue for many Linux users, but there’s unfortunately a great deal of static regarding the issue. Some people actually shy away from using any distribution of Linux because they believe they’ll lose the ability to work with wireless Internet if they do so. This …

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How to Partition and Configure Drives for Linux UEFI Boot

Actually doing the partitioning work for any U/EFI-based Linux or Windows implementation isn’t much more difficult than writing partition tables for a standard MBR-based operating system. Using the newer GUID Partition Table (GPT) technology can be confusing, though, since it doesn’t support extended or logical partitions. This is counterintuitive to …

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How to Remove Mac Optimizer from a MacOS

Almost every website shows ads in your browser. Some of these ads lure you to download softwares to install on your PC. One of these softwares is MacOptimizer. MacOptimizer, displays annoying popups on your Mac from system level and asks you to download the Mac Adware Cleaner to protect your …

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How to Remove Padlock or Lock Icon from Files on Windows 10

If you see a lock icon overlaid on your files or folders, it means the sharing or security options have been tampered with, either by you or a software or when changing operating systems and migrating data or when tweaking the HomeGroup settings. The padlock icon means that the file or …

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Fix: Google Chrome Error NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID

Users of Google Chrome on Windows 10 may sometimes encounter SSL errors when visiting numerous top sites. When this error occurs, it essentially prevents the user from continuing to the destination website and it displays a text error suggesting that “attackers might be trying to steal your information”. This problem …

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How to Run .JAR Files on Windows 10

If you find yourself unable to open .jar files on Windows 10, it is likely due to one of the following problems: *The Java Run-Time Environment is not properly set to run .jar files *Windows Registry is not calling JRE (Java Runtime Environment) properly Luckily there are a couple easy …

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Fix: App on your PC needs .NET Framework 3.5

If you are using Windows 8 or 10, you have probably noticed a pop up that needs you to install .NET framework 3.5. The popups might be random if you are running applications in the background or on startup. The popup says: “An app on your PC needs the following …

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Fix: AMD Display Driver Crash Windows 10

Seeing as AMD is one of the two names at the forefront of the GPU industry, millions of computers all across the globe use AMD graphics cards to render and manipulate graphics. The giant GPU manufacturer that it is, AMD regularly ships updates for the AMD drivers that allow computers …

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How to Fix Error World of Warcraft error blzbntagt00000bb8

World of Warcraft is without even the shadow of a doubt one of the most widely played online multiplayer games in existence. Because of the growing demands of the game’s player-base and the game’s ever-evolving “world”, its developers regularly ship out updates to the game. When an update for World …

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