How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Update BIOS on A HP Desktop/Laptop

    BIOS stand for Basic Input Output System. It’s a set of code that resides on a chip on yours system’s motherboard. When a computer boots up, it looks in the chip for BIOS for instructions on where to find the operating system and among many other things, BIOS also further…

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  • FIX: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA is an error displayed in a blue screen, also called the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). It occurs when Windows tries to find a critical chunk of data in system’s memory but is not able to find it; hence it reboots your computer to protect it from further damage.…

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  • How To Get Windows 10 Creator Update

    Windows 10 Creator Update is out. Usually, you would have got the update, as they are supposed to be installed automatically if you have chosen automatic update option. However, there are slight chances that you did not get Windows 10 Creator update yet on your PC. If the automatic update…

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  • How to Root Using Framaroot APK (One click)

    Root is the power-user, with full administrative rights. Rooting your device means, granting yourself uid=0 (the administrator access). Once you have it, you can Flash custom ROM,  Custom recovery, and make use of the Xposed Modules to further enhance performance, look and features of your Android. However, the drawback to rooting is…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (5.1.1)

    Root is the power-user, with full administrative rights. Rooting your device means, granting yourself uid=0 (the administrator access). Once you have it, you can Flash custom ROM,  Custom recovery, and make use of the Xposed Modules to further enhance performance, look and features of your Android. However, the drawback to rooting is…

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  • What is Firestarter and How to Use It?

    The Fire TV is an amazing device, it is a media streamer that makes your tv stream and surf over the internet, watch videos using different applications like Youtube, Hulu and Netflix. You can also play games and get all kinds of information using Alexa, a siri like voice assistant. But…

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  • How to change offline charging animation for Android devices

    Here’s a nifty trick I’m going to show you – how to change the battery charging animation when your phone is turned off. This is a bit technical though, it’s not as simple or customizable as your boot animation. In fact, this is quite a risky procedure, as the battery…

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  • Fix: Default Gateway Is Not Available

    Windows 8/10, along with a complete User Interface overhaul and improvements and features by the boatload, brought with it a slew of network and connectivity issues. One of these issues was the “Default gateway is not available” issue. Users who suffered from this problem would either have their internet connection…

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  • How to Look Up and Change Your MAC Address

    A MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique alphanumerical identifier that is assigned to network interfaces so that they can communicate with networks. Every device that is designed to be able to (wirelessly or through wires) connect to networks such as internet and WiFi networks – everything from Smartphones…

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  • How to Root Your Samsung Phone Using CF-Auto-Root

    Root is the power user, it grants you full administrative access to your phone, once rooted, you can make use of custom ROMs, custom recoveries and the famous Xposed modules for enhancement of your phone’s looks, features and performance. Rooting  is good; and has it’s own benefits as stated above…

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  • How To Enable or Disable Write Protection for a Disk Drive

    When write protection is enabled on a disk drive, its contents cannot be modified or duplicated in any way. This is what makes write protection such a handy feature. Write protection can be enabled or disabled for any and all disk drives on all versions of the Windows Operating System.…

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  • How to Stop Google From Saving Your Search History

    Whenever you execute a Google search on any device that you are logged into with your Google account – such as an Android Smartphone that you are logged into or an instance of Google Chrome on a computer that you are logged into – Google, by default, saves the search…

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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Force Quit an App on a Mac

    Mac OS X has a great feature that allows the users to Force Quit an application which is stuck, and is not responding. This enabled the user to launch the app again and comes pretty handy when troubleshooting apps. This is similar to (CTRL + ALT + DELETE) on Windows…

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  • How to Create a Password Reset USB/Disc for Windows 10

    If you’re the kind of person who’s prone to losing the keys to their car, let alone the password to their user account on a Windows computer (that needs to be at least four characters long), you should definitely create a password reset disk for your user account. A password…

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  • How to Root Your Nexus Phone using CF-Auto-Root

    Rooting your android phone means granting yourself full administrative access, once rooted you can flash custom ROMs and Recoveries to your device, you can download and install Xposed modules and make use of their performance tweaks, features and customization’s of looks. But as rooting has its benefits, it also have…

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  • DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

    How to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN on Google Chrome

    DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN prevents you from accessing websites, causes issues with connecting to outside services. As the name suggests, this is a DNS related error. The function of DNS is to resolve/translate names so when your system cannot resolve or translate the address, you will get this error: By default, your computer is set to…

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  • How to: Uninstall AVG using AVG Removal Tool

    AVG is among the top brass when it comes to antivirus and anti-malware programs. Not only is AVG one of the most competent antivirus and anti-malware programs out there but has also proven update after update that it will continue to evolve into an irresistibly amazing product. However, while all…

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  • FIX: Preparing Automatic Repair on Windows 10

    New versions of the Windows Operating System have quite a track record of being highly unstable and buggy when they are first released to the general populous, and Windows 10 did nothing but add to this reputation. When it came out, Windows 10 was simply riddled with problems and issues,…

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  • FIX: Your startup disk is almost full

    When a Mac’s startup disk starts running out of free disk space and starts filling up, it starts displaying a message stating “Your startup disk is almost full” to the user. On a Mac, the startup disk is the partition of the Mac’s HDD or SSD that its Operating System…

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  • BEST Cydia Tweaks for iOS 9 to 9.0.2

    There are several new tweaks available on Cydia for the iPhone supporting iOS 9 and onwards. Jailbreak apps and tweaks on Cydia are some of the biggest reasons iOS users choose to jailbreak their iPhones and they offer a wide variety of personal touch and customizations that normal apps do…

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  • FIX: Operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect

    .Not too long ago, countless users of Microsoft products such as Microsoft Word, Excel and, more importantly, Outlook start receiving the following error whenever they clicked on a hyperlink inside the programs to open the link in a browser: “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on…

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  • Fix: Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered

    Sometimes, a Windows computer may become incredibly sluggish during use, followed by the computer’s screen going off and then turning back on again, at which point an error message stating that the “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” can be seen in the Notification Area in the bottom-right corner…

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  • FIX: The Disk Structure is Corrupted and Unreadable

    The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable – this is the error message that a Windows user gets when their computer tries to access a partition of its hard drive that has a corrupted or unreadable disk structure, thus resulting in a failed attempt to access it. This error message…

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  • FIX: iw3mp.exe has stopped working

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a popular first-person shooter video game based on the events occurred during the World War ll. This game can be played both in a single player or a multi-player mode. However, it runs well on a single player mode but there are some…

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  • Does FaceTime Use Data

    Unlimited Cellular Data Plans are too expensive, as compared to unlimited plans offered by ISPs (Internet Service Providers). If you are a heavy facetime user on a contract plan with your cellphone network provider then it is highly important to keep track of data used. There is no rocket science in…

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