How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Root the HTC U12+

    The HTC U12+ is the newly released flagship HTC device – It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB / 128GB storage versions. One of the most interesting design changes on the HTC U12+ is the newly introduced “pressure sensitive” volume and power buttons – the…

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  • Fix: This site can’t be reached ‘The connection was reset’

    There are various factors which can affect the way you connect to any website or service on your computer. Sometimes, the problem is with your Internet provider and the website won’t load until the provider decides it’s time to solve the problem. Sometimes it’s your hardware and you will need…

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  • How to Find Your IP Address on Mac

    Many times iFolks need to know their Mac’s IP Address to connect their computer to some devices. Here we are not talking about the internet IP Address. That one may be the address of your router. Here you can see how to find your Mac’s IP address. Method #1 Using…

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  • Fix: PS4 Controller Flashing White

    The PS4 controller has its full share of problems. From not being able to connect to the console to disconnecting intermediately, there have been many ups and downs in the controller’s history. One of the most annoying problems is where the PS4 controller goes into an unresponsive state and flashes…

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  • How to use Android as Guitar Amplifier

    For musicians on the go who want to quickly record some awesome guitar riff they just thought of, or just otherwise jam out when you don’t have an amplifier handy, there are numerous ways to use your Android phone as a guitar amp simulator. In this Appuals exclusive guide, we’ll…

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  • How to Disable Volume Warning on Android

    Many Android users want to know how to disable safe volume warning on Android devices. It can be annoying when you want to maximize your volume and have to accept a dialogue to raise the volume past a certain amount. The reason Android phones do this is due to regulations…

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  • Samsung Good Lock – Install Latest Update on any Samsung Oreo Device

    Samsung just released the latest version of their Good Lock app that works for any Samsung device running Android Oreo – the Galaxy S7, S8, Note 8, S9, and any other Samsung device that you’ve loaded an Oreo ROM onto. Unfortunately, Samsung only released the app in South Korea (for…

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  • Fix: Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal

    In most cases, you’ll receive a confusing “pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal” error only when you’re running some sort of SSH command from a script. If you’re running the same command from the command line, then it might work perfectly fine. Before going any…

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  • Fix: unable to mount root fs on an unknown block

    Since the arrival of an unable to mount root fs on an unknown block error portends you being unable to boot your GNU/Linux installation, it can be a rather concerning error to get. You’ll most often see it after an update has gone wrong or some other kind of system…

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  • How to Install TWRP for Galaxy S9 Snapdragon

    An exploit in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Snapdragon variants has recently been discovered that allows us to flash TWRP. Please note this requires an unlocked bootloader – which means most US versions of the Galaxy S9 / S9+ Snapdragon variant will not be able to take advantage of…

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  • Fix: is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

    Perhaps one of the scarier Unix and Linux warning messages for newcomers comes in the form of “____ is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.” In the case of an actual error message, the underscores would be replaced with your username, which makes it sound like…

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  • Fix: USB Device over current status detected

    The error “USB Device over current status detected” usually either when you are building a new PC and powering it on for the first time or when the USB port on your motherboard is damaged. This error is quite common and the causes are quite diverse. This error usually means…

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  • Fix: Google Certificate Error

    As we all know, browsers exchange information only if they possess certain digital certificates. Take Google Chrome as an example; it only exchanges information if it has valid certificates and the receiving device also has the required certificates. If any of those certificates are incomplete or go astray, Chrome will…

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  • Fix: Total Identified Windows Installations: 0

    The worst kind of Windows errors is the one which can’t be solved easily because of the fact that you haven’t actually booted into your computer yet. It’s immeasurably easier to solve a problem when you have already booted into your Windows operating system and when you are able to…

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  • Fix: TaskSchedulerHelper.dll is missing at startup

    Some users are reporting receiving a RunDLL message signaling that “TaskSchedulerHelper.dll is missing” at every single startup. Most of the time, this behavior is triggered by a file belonging to a 3rd party app that got corrupted or improperly removed. From our investigations, it seems like TaskSchedulerHelper.dll is a Dynamic Link Library…

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  • Fix: MiracastView error after Upgrade on Windows 10

    Some users have been complaining about receiving errors associated with MiracastView after installing a large update on Windows 10 – most of the time the issue is reported occurring right after the user installs the Fall Creators Update. Most users end up discovering this issue when they try to run a…

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  • How to Configure Minecraft for HD Resources and Shaders

    In this Appual’s guide “How to Install Minecraft Mods”, we went through the steps of installing Minecraft Forge, and how to install Minecraft resource packs. However, many Minecraft users frequently run into problems when attempting to install Optifine HD alongside Forge, or after successfully installing Optifine HD, problems with Minecraft…

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  • Fix: The Drive where Windows is installed is locked Windows 10

    The Drive where Windows is installed is locked means that the drive is in use, hence it is locked down for any further modifications. This issue is usually seen when trying to boot from the Windows installation media or when trying to reset Windows 10. When does The Drive where Windows is…

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  • Fix: PS4 Controller not Connecting

    DualShock is developed by Sony for the PlayStation franchise and has made its way to the top in very short time. It provides feedback while playing games is current unanimously the best controller out there amongst all the consoles. Despite being engineered specifically for PS4’s, DualShock also faces some instances…

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  • Fix: Machine Check Exception Blue Screen

    BSOD or Blue Screen of Death is very common among Windows Users. A Blue Screen of Death, as its name indicates, is a blue screen that shows up whenever your system encounters a critical error. A Blue Screen of Death shows an error message on the screen which gives us…

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  • Fix: Program can’t start because d3dx9_27.dll is missing

    Some users have been reporting receiving the “The program can’t start because d3dx9_27.dll is missing” error when opening various applications. Most of the time, the issue is reported to occur on Windows 10 and Windows 8. Most of the time, this issue is caused by a problem with Microsoft DirectX. While…

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  • Fix: ASUS Smart Gesture not working

    ASUS smart gesture is a smart touchpad driver which can identify finger and palm contact by the user. Different gesture done on the mousepad lead to different actions on the computer through it. Some of the gesture are sliding with two fingers to move pages or sliding with three fingers…

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  • Fix: iaStorA.sys Blue Screen

    Some users have been reporting BSOD (blue screen of death) crashes that point towards iaStorA.sys as the culprit. Most of the time, the reported error code associated with the BSOD crash is DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (iaStorA.sys) or SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (iaStorA.sys). This particular error code signals that a violation occurred in iaStorA.sys, which is part…

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  • How to Create a Sound Rack Preset in Overloud TH3

    Overloud TH3 is one of the top-rated guitar amplifier simulation software available, delivering incredible tones if you learn how to use it. You could always use the hundreds of available presets, but to really get your own signature tone, you should build your own preset – and this Appual’s exclusive…

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  • Fix: Unable to connect to Neflix

    Netflix has been around for a few decades and has proven to be a boom in the entertainment industry. It allows users to stream different shows and movies if they have a subscription. Recently, the company has devoted itself to providing support for multiple platforms such as smartphones, tablets, smart…

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