How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: Your Connection is not Secure Firefox

    Whenever Firefox connects to a secure website, it verifies that the certificate presented by the website is valid and the encryption is strong enough to protect your privacy. If the certificate cannot be validated or the encryption is not strong enough, Firefox will not proceed with the browsing and display…

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  • Fix: Xbox One Mic not working

    Many Xbox users have faced a frustrating issue where they are able to listen to in-game sounds but unable to communicate with other players using their mics. This issue has been ongoing for 2-3 years and has proved to be a menace for most of the players. There are two…

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  • Fix: A Fatal Error Occurred during Installation

    Users experience the error message “Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation” when they are either installing a new program or they are updating a program to a newer version. This error usually occurs when you are already trying to install an application which is already installed. Or the…

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  • How to Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter in Windows 8 and 10

    Microsoft introduced its OTA update process for Windows OS with the introduction of Windows 7. It really helped them to deal with the issues by pushing an update for that one. If you are using Windows, you might come across different errors, unless you are lucky enough, while trying to…

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  • How to Root the OnePlus 6

    The OnePlus 6 is the latest flagship device from OnePlus, released just this month of May. It sports a 6.28” screen at 1080×2280 resolution, the Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB internal storage versions, and a 16MP primary camera. Rooting the OnePlus 6 is a fairly…

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  • Fix: ssh_exchange_identification: read: connection reset by peer

    Fortunately, the ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer error is quite rare, but you might run into it if you’re trying to ssh into any type of Unix server. It doesn’t matter if you’re using Windows with cygwin to access Ubuntu or macOS with the terminal to ssh into Arch,…

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  • Fix: Power Surge on USB Port

    The error message “Power Surge on Hub Port” or “USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port” is usually displayed when you plug a device into the USB port of your computer. It can also occur when you have already plugged in a device and it stops…

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  • How to Configure NoxPlayer for Android Gaming on PC

    NoxPlayer is one of the most popular Android emulators for PC – it’s fast, stable, and developed with Android gamers in mind. Unfortunately, no emulator is flawless, and while NoxPlayer can be very stable and efficient, there are a number of things to do to make it work much better…

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  • Fix: Unsupported 16-bit Application Error

    This is probably one of the weirdest errors you can receive on your Windows PC and you might never find out just what causes it if you don’t troubleshoot the problem as soon as you start receiving it. There are various causes to this issue and one of them even…

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  • Fix: Problem with wireless adapter or access point

    The first thing anyone will tell you to do when you encounter certain connectivity issues is that you should run the Windows Network Diagnostics troubleshooter. However, the troubleshooter can only do so much automatically and it sometimes displays the “Problem with wireless adapter or access point” message after it finishes.…

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  • Fix: Overwatch Failed to Connect to Server

    Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-shooter game which is published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is one of another flagship games after World of Warcraft. Like all other online multiplayer games, Overwatch also encounters several connection errors with the “Overwatch failed to connect to server” topping the list. Truth be told,…

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  • Fix: System Restore not Working

    System Restore is a feature in Microsoft Windows allows users to revert their computer’s state to that of a previous point in time. It is widely used to recover from system malfunction and other problems. You can create a restore point either automatically or manually. The system tends to create…

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  • Fix: You don’t currently have permission to access this folder

    If you’re using the Linux subsystem in Windows, cygwin or any of the other various ways to interface Unix and Windows together, then you might run into the you don’t currently have permission to access this folder error. In a pure Linux or Unix environment, you might get an error…

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  • Fix: msseces.exe High CPU Usage

    Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software program which aims to provide protection to Windows 7 and further builds. It is updated and maintained by Microsoft itself and is a good alternative to other third-party antivirus programs out there. Despite Windows and Microsoft Security Essentials, both being developed and maintained…

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  • Fix: Function keys not working

    A function key is a key on a keyboard which is usually programmed to perform certain actions such as changing volume, brightness etc. These keys are more dominant in laptops as compared to PCs. We in today’s age tend to upgrade the version of Windows every now and then or…

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  • How to Upload to Instagram from a Computer

    Instagram is a very popular social media network that mainly focuses on images and videos in contrast to other social media platforms that are generic. Instagram is actually developed for handheld devices. That’s the reason; people find it pretty annoying while using their website on a computer as they cannot…

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  • How to Root the Blackview BV9000 Pro-F

    Blackview is a rising star in the Chinese smartphone market, establishing a reputation for their rugged-style devices. The Blackview BV9000 Pro-F is one such device, with a 5.7” inch screen at 1080×2160 display resolution, the Mediatek MT6757 chipset which is common in most Chinese phones, and an actually impressive 6GB…

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  • Fix: YouTube Error 400 “client has issued a malformed or illegal request”

    Some users have been encountering the Youtube Error 400 when visiting some or any Youtube page from a Windows PC. The error message is rather ambiguous and reads “Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request. That’s all we know”.  Looking at the status code, the error seems to…

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  • Fix: Disk Cleanup Bug 3.99 TB Used by Windows Updates

    If you’re using Disk Cleanup regularly, you might be scratching your head after applying the latest Windows 10 cumulative update. A lot of users have been reporting a weird bug where the Disk Cleanup tool (cleanmgr.exe) of Windows 10 is incorrectly displaying 3.99 TB as being actively taken by older…

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  • Fix: Documents.library-ms is not working

    The error “Documents.library-ms is no longer working” is encountered when the user clicks on the default Windows library. This is typically a sign that the library has become corrupt. Most users have reported that the issue first started occurring after their security suite managed to remove a virus or another type…

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  • How to Solve Malwarebytes Real-Time Web Protection Won’t t Turn on Error

    Malwarebytes is one of those free antivirus tools which can be upgraded to a premium version. Malwarebytes is most well-known for their exquisite malware scanner but there is also the full antivirus package. The problem occurs with the Web Protection setting called Web Protection which is crucially important for your…

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  • What is the $sysreset folder and how to delete it?

    The $SysReset folder is a folder automatically created by Windows10 in certain scenarios. Depending on the situation, the $SysReset folder might contain a few gigabytes of space. If you’re working with a limited C drive (when it comes to the available free space) deleting the $SysReset folder might be extremely…

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  • Fix: This Disk is Write Protected

    The error “this disk is write protected” usually occurs when either the system has locked a removable storage out of the system, or there is a write-protected switch enabled on the removable hardware. This error might occur on USB drives, CD drives, and Micro SD cards. The workarounds for this…

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  • How to Fix the Start PXE over IPv4

    The error we are going to discuss in this article is quite notorious because of the fact that it prevents you from using your computer at all. The error is always followed by a crash and an almost empty black screen with these words on it. This means that the…

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  • How to Optimize QBittorrent Speeds

    The free and open-source torrent client QBittorrent has become the most popular torrent client in recent times, thanks to its lightweight installation, numerous features, and overall being a great alternative to μTorrent. Of course, many torrent users are not aware of how to maximize their download speeds when using a…

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