How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: chkdsk cannot lock current drive error

    Chkdsk is a dis checking utility that comes pre-loaded with the Windows. This tool can be used to check the disk for any errors, both disk errors and physical errors like bad sectors can be checked, and fix these errors. However, when using chkdsk commands, you might see an error…

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  • Fix: Cnext.exe cannot start because MSVCP120.dll or Qt5Core.dll is missing

    If you are an AMD user then you might experience this issue. Actually, the dll missing errors aren’t specific to AMD users but the dll causing the cnext.exe to crash is specific for the AMD users because cnext.exe is a part of the AMD catalyst control center program for the…

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  • Fix: Catalyst Control Center cannot be started

    If you are a Windows 10/8 user then you might see the Catalyst Control Center cannot be started error when trying to run/open the Catalyst Control Center. This problem is usually faced by the Windows 8/8.1 or 10 users who recently updated to these Windows versions. Once this error message…

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  • Fix: Stereo Mix not Working

    Stereo Mix is an option that enables the user to record the sound that your computer is outputting. This can be very useful in desktop recording sessions. But, you might face a problem while using the Stereo Mix. For some users, the Stereo Mix might not work even after enabling…

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  • Fix: Not Enough Storage is Available to Process this Command

    The error ‘Not enough storage is available to process this command’ usually occurs in Windows servers when the registry value is set incorrectly or after a recent reset or reinstallations, the configurations are not set correctly. This error is quite old and has even been officially acknowledged by Microsoft itself.…

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  • Fix: Discord Not Updating

    Discord is a Voice over IP applications. Basically, this app is used to communicate with friends and other people. You can chat, voice chat and do lots of other stuff in Discord. But, you might encounter a Downloading Update issue while opening the Discord app. It is pretty common to…

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  • Fix: Discord Not Playing Notification Sounds on Direct Messages

    Discord is a VOIP app that was mainly designed for gaming communities but it’s used by almost everyone these days. During the usage of Discord app, you might notice that you aren’t hearing the notification sounds. This can lead to a lot of communication problem since a lot of people…

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  • Fix: Radeon Settings Host Application Stopped Working ‘cnext.exe’

    ‘Radeon Settings: Host Application has stopped working’ will usually show up on startup or when you are turning off the computer. The error will show up for AMD Radeon users since the error is related to the AMD control center. If you open up your Task Manager, you will also…

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  • Fix: Runtime error! InputPersonalization.exe

    If you are a Windows user then you might see the Runtime error related to the InutPersonalization.exe. This is the exact error that you might see The error might appear when you are using a specific app but it can also appear when there isn’t any app open on the…

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  • Fix: High CPU & Memory Usage by ‘Inputpersonalization.exe’

    As a Windows user, you might see inputpersonalization.exe or Input Personalization Server running in your Task Manager. This process will most probably take a lot of resources of your system hence slowing down your system’s performance. For some, it might appear in the task manager for a while and then…

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  • Fix: iTunes has an Invalid Signature

    The error “iTunes has an invalid signature” usually occurs when your computer cannot detect the digital signature to download the application. Digital signatures are used to authenticate the applications to protect the users from virus or malware. It seems that Windows often conflicts with iTunes update and displays the error…

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  • Fix: Windows Photo Viewer can’t open this picture

    Some users have been reporting problems with the default Windows Photo Viewer (WPV). Users encountering this issue see the following error message on certain/all photos opened via Windows Photo Viewer: “Windows Photo Viewer can’t open this picture because either Photo Viewer doesn’t support this file, or you don’t have the latest updates.”…

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  • Fix: xlive.dll is missing

    The error “xlive.dll is missing” occurs when the game or program can’t find the required DLL file in its operation. Each program or application (especially games) require some existing DLL’s for their execution. These DLL’s are different as each DLL file has its own function in every program or game.…

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  • How to Disable Office Background Task Handler Pop Up on Windows 10

    There’s an odd behavior going around in Windows 10 where users notice a brief Microsoft Office popup window being launched regularly. The pop-up only stays on screen for a brief second after it’s spawned, then immediately closes again. This confused users into believing they’re dealing with a malware threat.As it…

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  • Fix: Lost Desktop Wallpaper in Linux

    Each individual Linux distribution stashes desktop wallpaper in a different place. You might want to know where it’s location is if you want to, say, symlink at SLiM or other theme package to it. It’s also good to know if you want to delete old wallpaper that just seems stuck…

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  • How to Format a Drive as exFAT on Linux

    If you’re transferring files between computers running Windows and Linux, then you can either format drives with the exFAT or NTFS file systems to make things smooth. Since Windows, OS X, Linux and now several mobile devices like the Sony Xperia Z can read exFAT, you may prefer to use…

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  • Fix: RDP ‘Remote Desktop’ Black Boxes/Bars and Screen Size issue

    Remote Desktop Connection Manager provides a great way of accessing remote computers and their files over the internet. However, you might face a few problems on your end while accessing the remote desktop. On your end, the screen of the remote desktop might not resize properly. This means that the…

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  • Phoenix Jailbreak for 32-Bit iDevices on iOS 9.3.5

    Phoenix Jailbreak – a semi-tethered jailbreak for 32-bit iDevices running iOS 9.3.5. Siguza and tihmastar create this jailbreak method. However, special thanks to qwertyoruiop and mbazaly for the support. Realkjcmember created the interface, and he also contributed post-exploit patches. If you want to use this method for jailbreaking your 32-bit iDevice,…

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  • How to Get Rid of Facebook Notifications on Google Chrome

    Social networks like Facebook demand your constant attention. They usually offer you to receive notifications on the desktop browser you use. But, getting all these social notifications during work can be annoying and distracting. Many users complain that they unconsciously have activated this feature and now they can’t turn it…

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  • How to Jailbreak iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, on iOS 7 with Evasi0n (Windows Method)

    This guide provides instructions how to jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s on iOS 7 to iOS 7.0.6 (It also works on iOS 7.1 beta 1 and beta 2) using Evasi0n for Windows. Before You Start Please make sure you have a backup of…

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  • Fix: Microsoft Outlook Crashes ‘KERNELBASE.DLL’

    If you are an Outlook user then you might experience the Appcrash issue. Every time you will open Microsoft Outlook, it will crash and give you an error Microsoft Outlook has stopped working. If you click on the Show details from the error dialog, you will see the details of…

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  • Fix: Allow Chrome to Access the Network in Your Firewall or Antivirus Settings

    The error message “Allow chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings” is not a primary error. It is listed in the form of suggestions whenever a major error occurs (such as ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT etc.) in Google Chrome. Here we will discuss how you can add chrome to…

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  • How to Choose Which Mining Software to Use

    While your crypto mining rig handles the crypto mining processes, special crypto mining software is required to connect your mining hardware with the crypto records. This software delivers the work to the hardware miners and receives miners’ completed work. It also transfers the mining information to the blockchain and your…

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  • Fix: The Connection to Microsoft Exchange is Unavailable on Outlook

    Described below is the error message that countless Outlook users have reported seeing when they either launch Outlook or try to configure Outlook on their computers for the very first time. The error message has an OK button that can be clicked on to dismiss it, but clicking on OK simply leads…

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  • Fix: Error Opening File For Writing

    When installing a third-party application on a Windows computer, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. One of the most common problems faced by Windows users while trying to install third-party programs is an issue where the installation fails because Windows, for some reason, fails to open…

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