How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Fix CAM Overlay not Working

    Several Windows users are reporting that the CAM Overlay feature is not working with some or all of the games that they test it with. While some users are reporting that the software never worked for them, others are saying that the featured used to work before it suddenly stopped…

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  • How to Fix Black Screen in OBS Studio

    OBS Studio is an open source software which allows users to stream their games or screens professionally. It has platforms for both macOS and Windows operating system. OBS is usually used by high-end gamers who prefer more control over their screen sharing as compared to conventional screen recording software. An…

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  • How to Fix ‘An Error Has Occurred in the Script On This Page’

    Script errors are still a common occurrence among Internet surfers. And it’s not just restricted to web browsers as you might think. The ‘An error has occurred in the script of this page’ is mostly reported with Internet Explorer, but there are a lot of programs that use IE scripts, so…

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  • How to Fix the ‘Failed to Acquire the VirtualBox COM Object’ Error

    Several users are reporting that they are unable to launch VirtualBox. The critical error message that comes up is “Failed to acquire the VirtualBox COM object. The application will terminate”. In some cases, the error is also accompanied by a second error message pointing towards the problem. The issue does not…

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  • How to Format/Indent XML Files in Notepad++

    Notepad++ is a free text and source code editor that is mostly used by programmers. It is an advanced alternate version of the default notepad which supports 50 programming, scripting and markup languages. It allows a user to edit codes within multiple tabs in a single window. However, it lacks…

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  • Fix: Adobe Acrobat won’t Open

    Adobe Acrobat is a commercially available variant of Acrobat Reader and it includes many enterprise content management and files hosting services in addition to the basic features of the Acrobat Reader. However, quite recently, a lot of reports have been coming in where users are unable to open PDF files…

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  • What is Wondershare Helper Compact

    Wondershare Helper Compact is part of the package of Wondershare Video converter. According to several forum officials, this is a ‘legal’ program which you presumably install yourself on your computer. Its main task is to assist your video conversion by giving pop-ups and helping you through the entire process. Despite…

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  • How to Fix ‘The content can’t be displayed because the S/MIME control isn’t available’ Error?

    This problem usually occurs to users who are using Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Internet Explorer on a Windows PC. It’s an email client and users are annoyed since they can’t open emails or download attachments because of this major problem. The error is available on almost all versions of…

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  • How to Type Accented Letters in macOS

    Many languages use accented letters to give different pronunciation and meaning. Users that also type in other languages will most likely use these letters in their words. Most specialized keyboards will have these accent mark keys on their keyboard to type them. However, fonts contain many characters that don’t appear…

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  • How to Fix ‘Add-apt-repository’ Command not Found

    Some folks using Debian, Ubuntu or Ubuntu based distributions like Linux Mint get the error ‘add-apt repository not found’ while trying to add a PPA (Personal Package Archive) or another repository link to their apt sources. This error is usually caused by not having the “add-repository” package installed on their…

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  • How to Edit a PDF File on macOS

    Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to display documents in an electronic form. You can view, print, navigate, and send the PDF file to someone else easily. PDFs can contain buttons and links, form fields, video, audio, and images. However, PDFs are typically used to distribute read-only…

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  • How to Fix Xbox One X Overheating

    Gaming, in this modern era, plays a vital role in our lives. The Gaming industry is a multi-billionaire industry with hundreds of games released every year for both PCs and consoles. However, there are certain things that can get in your way preventing you from utilizing your consoles. One of…

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  • How to Fix Alexa Drop-In not Woking

    Several users are reporting that the Alexa Drop In feature is no longer working for them. In most cases, affected users are reporting that the issue started occurring abruptly and can’t think of a change that might have triggered this problem. What is Alexa Drop-In? Alexa Drop-In is a feature…

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  • How to Fix ‘Error Compiling Movie’ in Premiere Pro

    Error Compiling Movie is one of the most common generic issues when it comes to Adobe Premiere. It is reported to appear on Windows and Mac OS when performing various actions in Premiere Pro. Some users are saying that they get this error while trying to export the audio sequence, while…

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  • How to Prevent Chrome from Opening Old Tabs at Startup

    Chrome is one of the most used browsers out there due to its fast speed and easy to use interface. It has millions of users and updates are provided to the browser regularly. However, quite recently, a lot of reports have been coming in where the browser opens up previously…

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  • How to Fix Quicken Error CC-502

    The Error CC-502 is one of the most common error comes when it comes to the Quicken banking app. Most affected users are reporting that they run into it when trying to update new bank accounts into the application. The issue is not specific to a particular Windows version since…

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  • How to Fix ‘The Item Can’t be Copied because it is too Large For the Volume’s Format’ Error

    A lot of people use USBs and other “Flash” storage devices to transfer their data between computers. Flash Storages are used because they provide much faster transfer speeds than most internet connections these days. However, many users have reported encountering the “The Item can’t be copied because it is too…

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  • How to run Hyper-V in a Virtual Machine with Nested Virtualization?

    Installation of Hyper-V Server role or Hyper-V Core Server on the physical machine is a straightforward process and doesn’t always require to do an additional configuration. The next step in a building the isolated environment is to deploy and configure a virtual machine, operating system, and hosted application. This is…

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  • Fix: Google Home stops Playing Music

    Just like Amazon’s Echo, Google Home is a smart speaker developed by Google that functions both as a smart home control hub as well as a personal assistant for your home. It is designed to help you accomplish your tasks by effectively managing your everyday activities, play entertainment like music,…

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  • Fix: Google Home can’t Connect to the Internet

    In the current living era, everything has been digitalized while phasing out the old traditional ways of doing things. A lot of new innovative technologies have emerged and all these are backed up by the availability of internet connection. Google Home is one of the emerged technologies that is designed…

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  • How to Disable Task Manager for Standard User

    The Task Manager is a built-in Windows Utility that provides information about processes and applications running on your system and gives the statistics about memory and CPU usage. It is also used for ending and changing the priority of processes. However, several users want to turn off Task Manager for…

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  • Fix: Windows Update Error 0x8024000b on Windows 10

    The Windows update error 0x8024000b is caused when the operating system cannot access the manifest files for updates that are used while installing updates on the system. Manifest files are basically XML files that are accompanied by applications as well as Windows updates. Microsoft pushes out updates for various Windows…

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  • Fix: Your Browser does not Currently Recognize Any of the Video Formats Available

    The error message ‘Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available’ occurs when you are trying to watch a video on YouTube using Google Chrome, Firefox or any other browsers. This can be due to a lot of reasons including installed add-ons, disabled media sources (in…

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  • How to Fix Network Error 503 on YouTube

    Some users are reporting that they regularly see the “There was a problem with network [503]” error while using the Youtube web app on Windows, Android and iOS. In most cases, affected users are reporting that the error occurs when they click on a video from the Watch Later list.…

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  • How to Fix Error 0x80070021

    Several Windows users are encountering the Error 0x80070021 when trying to copy a file from one location to another. Other users are seeing this error while trying to host a WCF service in an ASP.NET application. But in most cases, the issue is reported to occur when users try to manage…

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