How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: comctl32.ocx file is missing or invalid

    Some users are encountering errors associated with the comdlg32.ocx component when trying to open various applications or games. Most of the time, errors like these are encountered when the user tries to open an old or severely outdated application on Windows 10. There are multiple variations of errors associated with the comdlg32.ocx component.…

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  • Fix: Spooler Service Error 1068

    Some users report receiving the Spooler Service Error 1068 error when performing certain operations that involve starting the Print Spooler service. Most of the time, the error appears while installing a new printer, printing or when the user (or the OS) tries to start the spooler service manually. Although there are multiple…

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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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  • Fix: Kernel-Power EventID 41 Task 63

    This is one of the most exotic Windows errors which can occur on your computer and they usually have a reputation of being the most dangerous ones. One of such errors is definitely the Kernel-Power EventID 41 Task 63 error which usually appears when users are performing some high-resource demanding…

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  • Fix: Windows Media Player ‘Server Execution Failed’

    Windows Media Player has been a built-in component of all Window operating systems for a long time now and it hasn’t been removed even in the Windows 10 OS. It’s quite easy to use and it’s definitely light on resourced, making it one of the most popular media players of…

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  • Fix: Windows Could Not Complete the Installation

    Sometimes the installation of a new version of your current operating system or even an upgrade to a whole new one can’t go without various errors being thrown your way. One of these errors is definitely the Windows Could Not Complete the Installation error message. It often occurs on Windows…

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  • Fix: WPD FileSystem Volume Driver (Code 10) or Yellow Exclamation Mark

    The WPD FileSystem Volume Driver is one of the drivers your will never hear of before they start misbehaving and displaying various error messages on your computer. There are quite a few different problems which can occur with the WPD FileSystem Volume Driver and some of them are more common…

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  • What is Takeown and How to Use it to take Ownership of Files and Folders

    Windows has a pretty neat tool; all the way back from Windows 7 and onwards; that lets you take ownership of a file or folder using the command-line interface. This tool is called “Takeown.exe”. What is meant by Ownership in Windows? Ownership is in fact, the permission to use a…

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  • How to Show Bookmarks Bar in Safari 9

    After upgrading to MacOS El Capitan or starting fresh with a new Mac (not transferring bookmarks/folders etc.), many iFolks are complaining about not having a bookmarks bar in Safari. If you want to turn the bookmarks bar on, here is how to do that. How to Turn on the Bookmarks…

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