How To’s

  • Fix: COM Surrogate has stopped working (dllhost.exe)

    Many Windows (7, 8 and 10) users have reported experiencing as issue where they receive an error message stating “COM Surrogate has stopped working“, while browsing folders containing video or media files. Some users have also reportedly received this error while trying to print. COM Surrogate is the executable host process (dllhost.exe) which…

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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 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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  • 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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  • Fix: Temporary Profile issues in Windows 10

    When you log on to your Windows profile, all your profile’s information and settings are picked up from some registry entries and configuration files saved on your hard disk. Corruption of a single file can unable the windows from accessing it and it will log you on to a temporary…

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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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  • 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: “system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop” refers to a location that is unavailable

    You logged on to your Windows system and your desktop is completely blank and you can’t seem to find any data you previously had on your desktop?The following error pops-up instead leaving you baffled and clueless as to what to do  “…system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop” refers to a location that is unavailable It…

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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: Windows Update Error 0x80071a91

    Reports of users are growing about getting the error 0X80071a91 while running windows update. This can get very critical if there are critical updates pending leaving your computer outdated. Error 0x80071a91 directly translates to Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shutdown due to…

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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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  • How to Flash SM-N910F to SM-N910T Phone

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an older model in the Galaxy Note series, having been released in October 2014, but due to being a high-end premium device in its day it still holds up against modern mid-range devices. It packs 3GB of RAM, a 16MP camera, a 32GB ROM,…

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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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  • How to Force Move Apps to SD card in Android

    Here’s the situation: You have a phone with a 32GB internal storage, and you bought a 128GB SD card because you have a massive app collection. You set your SD card as the default storage for app installation – and yet, over time, you notice that your internal storage is…

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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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