How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Configure Minimum and Maximum PIN Length in Windows 10

    A lot of Windows 10 users have adopted Windows PIN as their only local authentication method. For all of its advantages, there are a few drawbacks of using Hello PIN to sign-in to your account. One of the biggest complains that users have is the inability to create a more…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Shuts Down Instead of Sleep

    There is a recurrent issue on Windows 10 when laptops and notebooks shut down instead of going into Sleep mode whenever the user closes the lid, selects Sleep mode from the Start menu or when the power button is pressed shortly. The issue is likely to either happen due to…

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  • Fix: Incorrect Psk Provided for Network Ssid

    The “incorrect psk provided for network ssid” error is encountered when the user tries to connect to a home or work router. This regularly happens after the password of the router is reset and the PSK (pre-shared key) is changed. The message is essentially signaling that the user has entered the…

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  • How to Root the Chuwi Hi9 Air

    The Chuwi Hi9 Air is a recently released mid-range tablet that sports some pretty good specs, especially for mobile gamers. With its 10.1” screen, 4GB RAM, and MTK6797 Helio X20 Deca Core SoC with the ARM Mali-T880 GPU, not to mention an incredible 8000mAh battery, its certainly a great device…

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  • How to Get Started with ReShade and SweetFX for Beginners

    PC gamers are always looking for ways to get the best graphics quality possible, hence why HD texture packs and mods are so popular. And if your computer can handle it, you can download photorealistic ENB shaders for a huge catalogue of games – but most of these ENB and…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Free DAW Plug-Ins for Guitarists

    There’s never been a better era for guitarists, as its become so incredibly easy to connect your guitar to your computer and find the tone you want using a combination of amp simulators and plug-in effects. However, hunting down the best and most popular free effects for guitarists can take…

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    Samsung smartphones found to have the highest failure rate in Q1 2018

    Data security firm Blancco has released its “State of Mobile Device Repair & Security” report for the first quarter of this year. The report reveals that in the January-April 2018 period, Samsung smartphones had the highest failure rate. The report is based on internal mobile diagnostics and mobile erasure data…

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  • Fix: ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY BSOD

    The Blue Screen of Death “ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY” usually occurs when an attempt is made by the computer to write to a memory location which is read-only. This usually happens when you have corrupt drivers, bad memory modules, or some hardware failure. This BSOD occurs rather randomly when your computer is idle…

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  • Fix: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP BSOD

    The blue screen of death “UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP” occurs when either there are software problems or some hardware failure in your computer. It is common to occur after the installation of mismatched or faulty hardware in your computer. Overclocking your PC can also cause this error as well as when there is…

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  • How to fix the ‘Dangerous download blocked’ error in Chrome

    If you’re using a Chromebook, you’re completely locked into the Google environment. This means that Google can and does often make security decisions for you, like blocking web-pages and downloads from sites that Google identifies as dangerous. When you try to open such a page or download a file, Chrome…

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  • Fix: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM BSOD

    The blue screen NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM indicates that the NTFS file system driver has encountered an error which it couldn’t handle. This is usually caused by the following things: There is data corruption in your memory There is data corruption on the storage The system is running out of memory (this usually…

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  • How to Remove Root Detection from Android APKs – Advanced Users Guide!

    Many Android users enjoy rooting their device – it is, after all, supposed to be a totally open-source operating system. However, some device brands and app developers don’t want us rooting our devices and go out of their way to cause headaches for us when we do root our devices.…

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  • Fix: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD

    The Blue screen of death (HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED) usually occurs when your system is turned on from ‘sleep’ state or when booting Windows from an old virtual machine. This error mostly experienced with ‘old’ computers out there running Windows 8 or 10. The workarounds for this issue are quite simple and are…

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  • Fix: Windows Activation Error Code 0xc004f050

    This error appears on the screen when you try to register/update windows 10 using your activation key. Error code 0xc004f050 refers to a problem with activating Windows key. We know that windows 10 upgrade is free for all the windows 7/8 and 8.1 users with genuine licenses, but the activation…

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  • Fix: Command Prompt Keep Popping Up on Windows 10

    If you are a Windows 10 user then you might notice the command prompt popping up on your screen. The pop up will disappear within a second and you most likely won’t be able to see what’s written in the command prompt. It can happen only at the first login…

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  • Fix: Failed to Create a Graphics Device

    The error “Failed to create a graphics device” usually occurs when the computer is unable to locate the graphics device on your computer. According to the error message, this usually occurs when you have more than one graphics hardware (integrated and external) in your system. However, the workarounds for this…

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  • How to Fix Screen Tearing

    Screen tearing is where the display hardware shows information/data from multiple frames in a single screen draw. This usually occurs when the video which is fed into the system is not in sync with the display’s refresh rate. During gameplay, this might become extremely annoying and may cause the player…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Search Bar Missing from Taskbar

    A missing Windows 10 search bar from taskbar is a common issue that surfaces when users upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 (or 8.1) to Windows 10. It also occurs if the users apply the Creators Update or the Anniversary update to an old Windows 10 build. The issue…

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  • Fix: No Suitable Graphics Card Found

    The error “No suitable graphics card found” occurs mostly when playing games on Steam. The client software is unable to detect a graphics card for gameplay processing. This error happens either when playing a game or when trying to launch one. The workarounds for this issue vary from system to…

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  • Fix: NvStreamUserAgent.exe

    The error NvStreamUserAgent.exe – Application error” is usually associated with GeForce Experience application and the module responsible for streaming your gameplay on systems running on NVIDIA GPU’s. NvStreamUserAgent.exe runs the client program for the Nvidia GameStream application, a part of the Nvidia GeForce Experience. NvStreamUserAgent stands for Nvidia GameStream User…

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  • Fix: NVIDIA Display Settings are Not Available

    The error message “NVIDIA display settings are not available” usually occurs when the computer prompts you that you are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU. If you are not using the display of the GPU, you will not be able to access the NVIDIA display settings.…

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  • Fix: “There was a problem starting Setup” with mediacreationtoolx64

    Some users have remained unable to complete the upgrade to Windows 10 using MediaCreationToolx64.exe after having to abort the procedure midway due to unforeseen circumstances. As it turns out, an unexpected crash or a manual shut down during the upgrading process can end up breaking MediaCreationToolx64.exe. Affected users report that whenever…

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  • Fix: No AMD Graphics Driver is Installed

    The error “No AMD Graphics driver is installed” usually means that there is no driver currently controlling your AMD hardware either on PC’s or on your laptop. This issue usually arises when either the driver is corrupt, or the driver installed is not compatible with your AMD hardware. There are…

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  • Fix: Laptop Screen Flickering

    Laptops are increasing day by day and are replacing the traditional PC towers faster than we thought. They offer portability with no compromise in computation power and features. As a product increases in production, more and more shortcomings begin to come into view. One of these shortcomings is a laptop…

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  • How to Change Windows 10 Quiet Hours (Focus Assist) Automatic Rules

    Some users have reported being unable to customize the automatic rules for the Quite hours feature in Windows 10. This is understandable considering the fact that the procedure and even the name have been altered with the latest Windows 10 builds. What is Quiet Hours (Focus Assist)? Quiet assist is…

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