How To’s

  • How to Fix Cisco Anyconnect ‘Connection attempt failed’ on Windows 10

    Some Windows users are reportedly getting the ‘Connection attempt failed‘ error when running the Cisco AnyConnect application in the hopes of establishing a virtual private network (VPN). This issue is reported to occur with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. As it turns out, this particular issue can occur due to…

  • How to Prevent Users from Changing Sound Scheme and Event Sounds in Windows 10?

    The Sounds tab in the Sound Control Panel is used to change the sound theme for the system. It can also be used to change or disable the Windows notification sound. It contains all the system and events sounds that the user can test and change for their system. An…

  • How to Fix ‘AppModel Runtime Error 0x490’ on Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that they regularly see new entries of the ‘AppModel Runtime Error 0x490‘ inside Event Viewer. After expanding on the error event, most affected users reported that the general description of the error is ‘Failed with 0x490 modifying AppModel Runtime status for package XXX‘. After investigating this…

  • How to Fix CS:GO Error ‘Host_Error Recursively Entered’

    A lot of CS:GO players have reported that while trying to join community servers or even Competitive games, the game crashes and pops up a message on the screen saying Host_Error: recursively entered. This error is typically encountered on Windows 10. After investigating this particular issue thoroughly, it turns out…

  • How to Password Protect the Screensaver in Windows 10?

    The Screensaver is a program that runs a moving picture or pattern on the monitor screen after the user is not active on the PC for a specific period of time. This was used to prevent damage to the older monitors. It also has an option that displays the logon…

  • How to Fix The CS:GO ‘Fatal Error Loading Vertex Shader’

    Some CS:GO players have reported that while playing, the game crashes and pops up a message showing the ‘fatal error loading vertex shader’. This problem is typically encountered on Windows 10 and a lot of people have reported that the error occurred right after installing Steam and CS: GO on…

  • How to Fix SideBySide Error 59 on Windows 10?

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that the Event Viewer is filled with SideBySide Error 59 events signaling an ‘Error in manifest or policy file‘. On top of these error events, most affected users are also seeing a pop-up error when opening certain applications. After investigating this particular issue, it…

  • How to Prevent Users from Changing Mouse Pointers in Windows 10?

    A mouse pointer or mouse cursor is a movable graphical image that is used to control certain elements in a graphical user interface. By default, it has the shape of an arrow that can be seen on the computer screen. The mouse pointer icon can be changed to a different…

  • How to set Steam Profile Backgrounds?

    Gamers love to customize their games and the Steam is not an exception. Steam, as a gaming platform, provides gamers the facility to change their Steam profile background (isn’t the default blank and dark background a bit boring?). Before moving on to get a background on your Steam profile, make…

  • [Fix] Files in Windows 10 Automatically Compressing

    Your computer may be compressing files if its hard disk is running out of space (especially, if the OS is creating space for the new Windows updates). Moreover, the corrupt icon cache database may show the double-blue arrows on the files/folders, making the user think that the compression is enabled.…

  • How to Fix Random Applications Opening when Pressing any Key

    Your system’s keyboard may be opening random applications when any key is pressed on the keyboard if the keyboard drivers are outdated/incompatible and the correct driver isn’t installed. Moreover, different Ease of Access settings (like Sticky keys) may also cause the issue at hand. The issue arises when a user…

  • How to Fix Hulu Error Code P-TS207

    Hulu Error Code P-TS207 may be shown if the installation of the Hulu app is outdated or corrupt. Moreover, network restrictions (imposed by ISP) may also cause the issue at hand. The user suddenly encounters the issue during the streaming of the programs and the program stops with the following…

  • How to Fix Component-Based Servicing (cbs.log) using Excessive Disk Space

    Component-Based Servicing (cbs.log) may start consuming all the drive space if the system files are corrupt or if a Windows update is continuously failing to install. The issue arises when the user sees his system drive to be filled (or a large chunk of the drive is occupied) by the…

  • How to Prevent Users from Changing Theme in Windows 10?

    The Windows themes are used to customize the interface of the Windows. It will change the colors, sounds, screen saver, pointers, and desktop background for the user account. There are several themes that the user can choose for their desktop. However, an administrator at home or in the organization can…

  • Why is Device Census using the Webcam and How to Fix it?

    The DeviceCensus.exe is a legitimate background Windows process that accesses and audits the system hardware (if it is still there or removed) to facilitate the Windows and drivers’ updates. The issue arises when the user gets a pop-up error message (without any user interaction) that the Device Census Using Webcam…

  • How to Enable/Disable the Pane Features in File Explorer on Windows 10?

    The File Explorer has different pane features that help the users to view and navigate easily through files. The Preview pane and Details pane will show the information of the file on the left side of the File Explorer. It can be useful for the users who always check the…

  • Fixed: PS5 Wont Connect To WiFi 2021

    The PlayStation 5 has a list of internet connection problems that are usually related to random disconnections, problems with WiFI, and Network Errors. We also faced these errors while setting up the PS5, and unlike many other hardware. This console is newly released, so there aren’t many authentic guides out…

  • How to Hide Programs and Features Page in Control Panel?

    The Programs and Feature page in Control Panel lists all the programs installed on a computer. All the programs are arranged alphabetically on this page. Users can access this page to view, change, repair, or uninstall the programs. If an organization or the administrator doesn’t want the users to know…

  • Fix Error 27300 with Kaspersky Antivirus on Windows

    Some Windows users are reporting that they end up encountering the Error 27300 pop-up when attempting to install the Kaspersky application. The text of the error message will be different depending on the underlying cause that is causing the problem. The issue is mostly reported to occur on Windows 7…

  • Fix Error 0x800704C8 on Windows 10 When Copying Files

    Some Windows 10 users are reportedly getting the error 0x800704C8 (The Requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section opened) when try to copy certain files. After investigating this particular issue thoroughly, it turns out that there are several different underlying causes that might be triggering…

  • How to Enable and Disable YouTube Restricted Mode in Microsoft Edge?

    The YouTube Restricted Mode is a setting in YouTube that restricts the potentially mature content. This is a pretty useful feature for parents who wants to restrict YouTube for their kids. Many methods can grey out this setting and prevent users from changing it. This setting can be enabled on…

  • Fix: Windows Backup Error 0x8078012D

    Some Windows users are reporting that they always end up seeing an error pop-up with the 0x8078012D error code when attempting to create a backup of their Windows installation via Windows Backup. This issue is reported to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. After investigating this particular…

  • Fix GAME ERROR G25 with PlanetSide and H1Z1

    Some Windows users are encountering the ‘Game Error G25‘ error when attempting to launch H1Z1 Battle Royale or PlanetSide 2. This error code is shared between these 2 games as they’ve both been developed by the same developer. This problem is only reported to occur on PC. After investigating this…

  • How to Disable ‘End Process’ in the Browser Task Manager on Microsoft Edge?

    The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and users can install Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store. Extensions are used for different purposes depending on the type of extension. As helpful as these extensions are, they can also slow down things for the browser. Microsoft Edge has a…

  • How to Hide Administrative Tab in Regional and Language Settings?

    The Regional and Language options are located in the Control Panel on the Windows operating system. The Administrative tab in the Regional and Language option contains the system locale settings. The system locale is used to control the language that is used when displaying text on programs that do not…