How To’s

  • [FIX] Unable to Turn on BitLocker for USB Drives

    You may fail to enable the BitLocker encryption on the USB drive if the file format of the USB drive is incompatible with the BitLocker application or the BitLocker Encryption service is not running. Moreover, the wrong configuration of the Group Policy of your system may also cause the error…

  • [FIX] Nahimic Companion keeps Reinstalling

    The Nahimic Companion is an enhancement of your audio driver by MSI. In many cases, this application was installed without any user interference/acceptance (by the Windows update) & shown in the system’s tray. This application is well embedded into the OS modules & thus not easy to uninstall. Moreover, if…

  • [SOLVED] Device Connecting sound Plays Repeatedly when Monitor Powers on

    The connect/disconnect sound (usually, the Windows Hardware Insert.wav sound) when the monitor powers on could be a result of the wrong configuration of your monitor or playback devices. Moreover, the corrupt or outdated graphics driver of your system may also cause the error under discussion. The issue arises when the…

  • How to Fix Valorant error code VAN 68

    Error code VAN 68 is a very common recurring issue in Valorant. Several factors can lead to this issue, it can either be from your side or your Internet Service Provider’s side. It usually occurs when your Valorant client is having trouble connecting to the official Valorant servers or when…

  • How to Hide the Virus and Threat Protection Area in Windows 10?

    The Virus & Threat Protection area is one of the seven areas of the Windows Defender Security Center. It monitors threats and runs scans on your system to keep you safe. It also gets updates for detecting the latest threats on your device. Users can also run different types of…

  • Fix: ‘Profile not Deleted Completely’ Error on Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that every attempt at deleting a Windows 10 profile ends up with the error ‘Profile not deleted completely. Error – The directory is not empty.’ This particular issue is reported to occur on every Windows 10 edition including Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 PRO,…

  • Fix: Agent Activation Runtime_15831 High CPU & Memory Consumption

    Service Host: Agent Activation Runtime may show high CPU usage if the sound driver of your system is corrupt or the audio service is in the error state. Moreover, the wrong configuration of the Cortana may also cause the error under discussion. The issue arises when the user’s system becomes…

  • How to Fix Amazon Echo ‘7-3-0-0-1 Error’

    Some Amazon Echo users are reporting that they end up encountering the 7.3.0.0.1 error code when attempting to connect their Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot device to their home router. This issue is reported to occur among a wide array of operating systems ranging from Windows 10 to the…

  • How to Fix Error 0X800706F9 on Windows 10?

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting a repeating error (0X800706F9) that only comes up when they attempt to copy over some old files from 3.5 floppy disks that were originally written on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. In most cases, this problem is reported to occur with MS Office documents…

  • How to Customize OEM Support Information in Windows 10?

    The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information in the Windows includes the details about the vendor from which you purchased the PC. It includes the manufacturer, model, logo, support phone, support hours, and support URL for the computer. A PC purchased from a vendor will already have all the information related…

  • How to Fix Visual C++ Runtime ‘Error R6034’

    Some Windows users are reporting that they end up seeing the ‘runtime error R634‘ when doing various things like opening an application or attempting to modify system files. This issue is confirmed to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. After investigating this particular issue thoroughly, it turns…

  • How to Fix Windows 10 System Sounds not Playing

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that their computer is no longer playing any system sounds. However, every other Windows sound is playing just fine. Most affected users are reporting that in their case, this issue started occurring after they installed a Windows update. After investigating this particular issue thoroughly,…

  • How to Disable First Run Experience in Microsoft Edge Chromium?

    When the users open the Microsoft Edge for the first time, it will load a welcome page also known as the First Run webpage. This page will show some information about the new changes in Microsoft Edge. It will also show tips and recommend actions that the user should take…

  • How to Fix Printer Driver ‘Error 0x80070705’ (Unknown Printer Driver)

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that they end up seeing the 0x80070705 error code when they attempt to install the Google Cloud Printer or when attempting to migrate a printer from one Windows version to another. In most cases, the error code is accompanied by the error message ‘Unknown…

  • Notepad++ Plugins Failing to Install on Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that they are unable to install any plugins on their Notepad++ installation. There are several different error messages associated with this issue, but the most common one is “Installation Error: Installation of Compare failed.” After investigating this particular issue thoroughly, it turns out that…

  • How to Fix Xbox Controller ‘Device could not be migrated’ Error on Windows 10?

    Some Windows 10 users are reporting that they are unable to pair their Xbox One or Xbox Series X controller with their PC. Most affected users are reporting that the full event log contains the error message ‘Device Could not be migrated‘. After investigating this particular issue thoroughly, it turns…

  • How to Fix ‘Failed to Start Streaming’ in OBS

    Some Windows users are reporting that they end up encountering the ‘Failed to start streaming‘ error with OBS when attempting to stream content on YouTube. The error message accompanying the error is “NVENC Error: init_encoder: nvEncGetEncodePresetConfig failed: 15 (NV_ENC_ERR_INVALID_VERSION)” After investigating this particular issue thoroughly, it turns out that there…

  • How to Add or Remove Home Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium?

    The Home button in a browser is an icon found on the toolbar of the Microsoft Edge. This button will redirect the user back to a predetermined homepage. Depending on the user’s system usage, they may want to add or remove this button. By default, the Home button will be…

  • How to Configure ‘Send Do not Track’ Requests for Microsoft Edge?

    Nowadays, most sites will learn about the interaction of the user with their sites. This can include the tracking of the visited pages, clicked links, and products that you purchase. By collecting this data, these sites will offer the recommendation or ads that relate to your data. Microsoft Edge provides…

  • How to Check Your Computer’s Uptime and Installation Date?

    Understanding how long a device has been running and when its operating system was installed can be helpful in different scenarios. Sometimes a user will need to restart the system to update their system. It is a good option to compare the dates of the last restart and new updates,…

  • How to Find Windows Update Logs in Windows 10?

    Some Windows 10 users are attempting to view the Windows 10 update log after a failed update/upgrade but have no idea where to look. On Windows 10, the Update logs are now generated using ETW (Event Tracing for Windows) as opposed to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Because Windows 10…

  • How to Fix ‘System Error 8646’ when Resetting Microsoft Account Password

    Some Windows users are reporting that they end up seeing the ‘System Error 8646‘ (The system is not authoritative for the specified account and therefore cannot complete the operation) error code when attempting to use a net user command to reset the password of a Microsoft account. After investigating this…

  • How to Fix ‘Error 2041 – Code Invalid Sample Description’ in QuickTime

    Some Windows users are reporting that they end up encountering the ‘Error -2041 – an invalid sample description was found in the movie’ when attempting to play a video via QuickTime – Playing the same video on Windows Media Player or a different 3rd party equivalent results in a different…

  • What is AthBtTray.exe? Should I Disable it?

    Some Windows users have been reaching us with questions after noticing a particular process (AthBtTray.exe) taking up a lot of system resources, and in some cases, even slowing down the internet connection while running. The majority of them fear that they’re actually dealing with malware after seeing this executable re-appear…

  • How to Use the insert Key function if its not on your keyboard?

    The Insert key is commonly found on most keyboards for computers. It is mostly used to toggle between the overwrite and Insert mode in different text editors. Another use for the Insert key is the Copy and Paste functions. It is still used in some applications and programming tools. There…