How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: Remove Vosteran Search

    Vosteran is usually installed without your input/knowledge because that is the way it is designed to function, hence it is classed as a PUP “Potentially Unwanted Program” a browser hijacker. Technically, Vosteran! is not a virus, but a sort of malware it is not detected by the anti-virus software’s such…

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  • Fix: Remove Ask Toolbar

    Ask is usually installed without your input/knowledge because that is the way it is designed to function, hence it is classed as a PUP a “Potentially Unwanted Program” and a browser hijacker. Technically, ask! is not a virus, but a sort of malware it is not detected by the anti-virus…

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  • SOLVED: Current Security Settings Do Not Allow This File to Be Downloaded

    Sometimes, when trying to download a file while using Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error message: “Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded”. In most cases, affected users see this error message while trying to download files from websites that aren’t trusted, but this error…

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  • Fix: Powershell has stopped working

    The error “Powershell has stopped working” is caused by a virus (poweliks) on your computer. You are likely experiencing the computer at it’s peak levels of slowness. Unlike other sites, i test my solutions very carefully before posting them so i’ll come straight to the solution now. Before you begin,…

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  • Fix: Boot Configuration Data File Error 0xc0000034

    A few users reported an annoying problem with their computer or notebook. Instead of booting into Windows, those mentioned computers run into a cryptic failure and instead of greeting the user with the users desktop, those computers only display error boot configuration data file is missing some required information error…

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  • Fix: Default Printer Error 0x00000709

    This error is usually caused when you are unable to setup your new printer or a different printer as your default printer other then the one that is already setup as default. This is caused by a glitch in the registry settings, which prioritizes the previous printer to be the…

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  • Understanding Recursion and Recursive Formula

    Iteration Iteration is repetition of a process. A student who goes to school repeats the process of going to school everyday until graduation. We go to grocery store at least once or twice a month to buy products. We repeat this process every month. In mathematics, a Fibonacci sequence follows…

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  • Teredo Tunnel Adapter: Error Code 10

    If you are getting Error Code 10 after following all the steps at Teredo Tunnel Adapter then you can fix it by following the steps in this guide. Go to Start and type cmd right click on cmd at the top of the list and select Run as Administrator. If the User Account…

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  • Nokia Lumia 520 Factory Reset

    To Factory Reset Nokia Lumia 520 for any reason, follow these simple steps. At the end of the steps, i have included a link to download manual for Nokia Lumia 520 – Ensure that your phone is charged, if not then connect it to the charger and let it stay on charge…

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  • Canon Printer Error 5100

    Unfortunately this 5100 error indicates a hardware problem, specifically, it is the result of a carriage fault, which can include internal contamination, a fault in the carriage drive path (bad motor/gear/belt, bent/damaged rails, or a bad printhead (or the logic board that controls it).Many of these components are a “wear…

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  • How to Edit The Hosts File On Windows 7/8 and 10

    The hosts file in Windows is used to map the IP address to a domain. It can be used to block access to domains, by mapping the host name to an incorrect ip address or a local ip address. If a host is mapped in the host file, Windows will not…

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  • Fix: Couldn’t Load XPCOM

    The error “Couldn’t Load XPCOM” is usually caused by Windows Updates. Though, there are several methods on  the internet to fix the issue but the one in this guide is by far the easiest I’ve found. In order to proceed with this method, you  will need to use Internet Explorer (which…

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  • Fix: Links Won’t Open in Windows Live Mail

    If you cannot open links in windows live mail, that is probably due to program associations being messed up. You can change the default programs associations back by following the steps listed below. 1. Click on the Start button and type Default Programs in the search. 2. From the list…

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  • Solved: Blue Screen 0x00000073 (0x00000001, 0xC000017D, 0x00000002, 0xF7169Bb8)

    If you are getting the blue screen of death showing  these error codes, then most likely the drive has corrupted which has affected the registry values. However, if the drive is severely corrupt, this procedure will not work either and you will need to have the drive replaced. You will…

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  • Understanding DMZ – Demilitarized Zone

    In computer security, a DMZ (sometimes referred to as a perimeter networking) is a physical or logical subnetwork that contains and exposes an organization’s external-facing services to a larger untrusted network, usually the Internet. The purpose of a DMZ is to add an additional layer of security to an organization’s…

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  • What are packets, routers and IP address?

    Q1. What are packets and routers? Q2. What is an IP address? Q3. Describe the advantages of private and public IP addresses? There are many parts to creating a network for any size business or even just a home or small office. When connecting these computers into a network, one…

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  • Answered – How do subnetting and CIDR addresses work?

    CIDR stands for Classless Inter-Domain Routing. CIDR was developed in the 1990s as a standard scheme for routing network traffic across the Internet. Why Use CIDR? Before CIDR technology was developed, Internet routers managed network traffic based on the class of IP addresses. In this system, the value of an…

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  • Outlook Will Not Respond To Signature

    Outlook Will Not Respond To Signature This usually happens if Outlook is corrupt – it will not respond to the signature button. In this guide, we show you the step by step work around to get signature workings by creating an htm signature and placing it in the Outlook Signature…

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  • Step By Step Guide To Fix Adobe Error 1324

    Error 1324: The path ? Windows or the volume is invalid. Please enter it again. is due to a corrupt installation. In order to fix error 1324 you will need to remove/uninstall the corrupt install. The easiest way to do that is to download the Acrobat Cleaner Tool Once it has been…

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  • Step By Step Guide To Create A New Firefox Profile

    If your firefox profile has become corrupt, inaccessible or is affecting Firefox’s performance then you may want to create a new profile. When you create a new profile, it will setup Firefox (like new). However, your data, saved passwords, bookmarks and everything else including extensions and plugins will be deleted.…

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  • Step By Step Guide To Update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

    Updating to Windows 8.1 is pretty straight forward and very simple. But before you do that, it is recommended that you back up any important work/data/pictures/files before you begin the update to Windows 8.1 – Although, generally they are carried over to 8.1 after the update automatically but it is…

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  • How to Change SMTP Port on Apple Mail (MacOS)

    Mac Mail is different as compared to Outlook and Thunderbird, and so are the settings. Most of the issues i’ve come across where sending stops working, is due to port and ssl settings. In a MAC, this setting can be easily adjusted from the Preferences. If you are using multiple accounts, make sure…

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  • BEST FIX – Blocked Plug-In Error On Safari

    The fix to the issue is really simple. The problem is that the previous versions of Adobe Flash Player, which is needed by the majority of the sites is no longer supported because Adobe has updated the flash plugin. Many users, think that they have the latest plug-in but i…

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  • Fix: Errors 0x80070643 and 0x8004ff82

    This error is usually a result of left-overs files, registry entries and firewall settings from a previous anti-virus protection software. Unfortunately, it is a bit difficult for a new bie to trace the left-overs of anti-virus softwares, which is the reason why “i am writing” this guide – it will…

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  • Step By Step Guide To Fix Eudora 550 5.7.1 Authentication Required

    This error is caused when the Eudora mail client cannot authenticate you with the outgoing mail server. It may happen with other e-mail providers, but my client was having this issue with verizon.net e-mail. You can attempt the following fix and then re-test your account. To fix this issue first ensure that…

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