How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Flash Project Treble ROMs on Android Phones

    Project Treble, introduced in Android Oreo, was Google’s effort to helping phone developers integrate core Android updates into their customized firmware, and push the updates out faster to their users. This was necessary because for a long time, many companies were behind on adapting the latest security updates from Google,…

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  • How to Set Up a VPN on a DD-WRT Router

    One of the major reasons probably why you might be using a VPN is to keep your online identity safe and secure. Using a VPN is easy. All you need to do is download the VPN client on your laptop/computer, connect to the VPN server and you are good to…

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  • Fix: DiskPart has Encountered an Error ‘Access is Denied’

    Several Windows users are reporting receiving the “DiskPart has encountered an error: access is denied” error when trying to perform a DiskPart operation like resizing a partition or trying to format a drive. The issue is reported to occur on multiple Windows versions, so the problem is not tied to the…

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  • Fix: This Device is Blocked by Access Control in the Router

    Some users are reporting all computers and devices are being blocked by the Access Control of the router. The error message that comes up is “This device is blocked by access control in the router“. Most commonly, this is reported to occur with NetGear routers and modems. The issue is not…

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  • Fix: Windows Hello for Business Provisioning Will Not Be Launched

    Some Windows users have been looking for ways to disable Windows Hello after seeing a warning message inside the Event Viewer saying that “Windows Hello for Business provisioning will not be launched“. Affected users are reporting that they see constant errors of this kind (regardless if Windows Hello is being…

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  • How to Tell if Your Android Phone is Fake

    Clone phones are a prolific business, especially in the Asia region. You can find street vendors selling fake “branded” phones all over China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, and numerous Asian countries where street vendors are common. In western countries, you’re more likely to be scammed purchasing a phone online, such as…

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  • Fix: MSI Gaming App Not Opening

    MSI Gaming App is a useful tool for MSI users which you can use to improve your gaming performance and quality by tweaking certain settings. However, various users have reported that a recent Windows 10 update or other similar cause has somehow broken the app as it now fails to…

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  • Fix: Fortnite Won’t Launch

    Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. Fortnite Battle Royale became a resounding success, drawing in more than 125 million players in less than a year and earning hundreds of millions of dollars per month, and since has become a  phenomenon in the gaming scene. The game earned more than…

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  • Fix: Dragon Age Inquisition Won’t Launch in Windows 10

    Dragon Age Inquisition is an action role-playing game which was developed by Bioware and published by Electronic Arts. It is the third major addition in the Dragon Age franchise and is a sequel to the previously released Dragon Age: Origins. The game was released worldwide in November 2014 for Microsoft…

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  • Fix: Overwatch.exe Application Error

    Overwatch is a first-person shooter multiplayer game that was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was released worldwide in May of 2016. It drew in a total of 10 million players in its open beta and boasts 40 million users after 2 years time. The game was appreciated widely…

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  • Fix: Overwatch Could Not Locate Resources (0xE00300E0)

    Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was released in 2016 and instantly became a popular sensation in the gaming community. The game acquired above 10 million players during the first open beta and after two years the player count was…

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  • Fix: Cloned SSD Won’t Boot

    Some users have been reaching us with questions after their cloned SSD is failing to boot. This issue is typically reported to occur if the user has used Acronis True Image or Macrium Reflect to clone a traditional HDD in order to avoid losing any data during the migration process. But…

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  • Fix: Error 0x80070666 when Installing Microsoft Visual C++

    Several Windows users are encountering the “0x80070666” error when trying to install Microsoft Visual C++, Lumberyard or a similar distribution package. The error message is typically reported to occur at the very start of the installation process. This particular issue is not specific to a certain Windows version since it’s…

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  • Fix: Chrome Spellcheck Not Working

    Chrome is a cross-platform browser developed by Google. The browser was released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows but later released for IOS, Android, Linux, and MacOS. The browser is also the main component for ChromeOS. Chrome is used the most used browser and as of 2019, it was reported to…

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  • Fix: Arctis 5 Microphone Not Working

    SteelSeries is a Danish manufacturer of gaming peripherals its inventory includes headsets, mice, keyboards, joysticks and much more. One of the more popular products of SteelSeries are their headsets and particularly the “Arctis” series has done wonders for the company. The Arctis 5 are the most used ones and have…

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  • Fix: Failed to Load Channels in Bluestacks

    Several users are encountering the “Failed to load channels:  Unable to connect to the Internet” error when trying to open Bluestacks. Other users report that for them the error message appears whenever they try to launch an application within Bluestacks. The issue is not exclusive to Windows (Windows 7, Windows…

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  • Fix: The Device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 Has a Bad Block

    Several users have been reaching us with questions after opening the Event Viewer and noticing a lot of Disk errors with the message “The Device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 has a bad block” error. This particular issue is reported to occur on multiple Windows version. Most affected users report that they also started…

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  • Fix: You Cannot Delete this Outlook Data File

    Several users have been encountering the “You Cannot Delete this Outlook Data File” error when trying to get rid of a bad Outlook Data file or to remove an Exchange account from Outlook. This particular issue is reported to occur with multiple Outlook versions including Outlook 2003, Outlook 2010, and…

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  • Fix: Thunderbird not Responding on Windows

    Mozilla Thunderbird is a free popular cross-platform email-client used by plenty of people. However, recent versions of Windows 10 don’t seem to run very well alongside it as plenty of its users have reported that the program simply freezes on certain commands and in certain parts. The problem has been…

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  • Fix: NVIDIA Container High CPU Usage

    NVIDIA comes with plenty of background processes and sometimes some of them decide to misbehave and cause all sorts of problems to the users. One of such problems is the fact that the NVIDIA Container process uses way too much CPU power which slows down your computer and disrupts other…

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  • How to Fix Common Audio Interface Issues in Windows 10

    Setting up your Windows PC for audio recording, especially when you add audio hardware, instruments, and DAWs into the mix, can be a bit of a headache. In this article, we’re going over some common issues related to audio drivers, hardware configuration, and “a-ha!” moments. An explanation of Windows audio…

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  • How to Enable or Disable Dark Mode in Android Q Beta

    Google recently released the latest Android Q beta for all Pixel devices, not just the latest but also going back to the original Pixel / Pixel XL. They plan to rollout 5 more betas before a final release. Strangely though, the system-wide UI “dark mode” that was seen in many…

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  • Fix: Error 0x80071771 on Windows 10

    Some users are getting the 0x80071771 error when trying to open or handle a file on Windows 10. This is typically reported to occur after the user has upgraded to the latest Windows version from an older version.  The error message is sometimes accompanied by the message “The specified file…

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  • Fix: Google Docs Not Working

    Google Docs is a word processor included as a part of the free web-based software offered by Google. The software allows users to create and edit word files while collaborating with other users online. Google Docs is available as a web service and as a mobile application for IOS and…

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  • Fix: Unable to load Directory Results in Skype

    Skype is a telecommunication service that provides support for Video calls, voice calls, and instant text messages. The application is available for Windows, Android, IOS, Xbox and many other consoles and operating systems. By 2010 there were an estimated 600 million users of the application with 300 million active monthly…

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