How To’s

  • 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 This can get very critical if there are critical updates pending leaving your computer outdated.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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  • 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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  • Fix: Problem Sending the Command to the Program

    Windows is full of surprises when you encounter error messages such as this one out of the blue. “There was a problem sending a command to the program”  usually indicates that a window has failed to connect with the MS Office Applications (such as Excel, Word or Access database etc.) in the…

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  • How to: Dual Boot Windows 10 with 7 or 8

    Windows 10 is the latest and greatest version of the Windows Operating System, and while most people are completely comfortable with letting go of the version of Windows they are currently using and switching to Windows 10, many individuals – especially those who don’t want to make an abrupt transition…

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  • How to: Take a Screenshot on a Mac

    The Apple Mac does everything the average computer user could possibly want to use their computer to do, and that includes capturing screenshots. However, most Mac users don’t know exactly how they can capture a screenshot on their Macs, and even if they do, they are not aware of the…

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  • How to: Enable / Disable Data Execution Protection in Windows 10

    Data Execution Protection (DEP) is a security feature that comes with all versions of Windows starting from Windows 7. DEP is a security feature designed to help protect Windows computers from damage that can be inflicted by viruses and other security threats. While DEP is a pretty handy and useful…

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  • FIX: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80070422)

    Many Windows users using computers running on Windows 10 reported being met with the System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMExceptions (0x80070422) error and a few other errors every single time they boot their computer up. Some of the many error messages that such users reported seeing along with the System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMExceptions (0x80070422) error were the following:…

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  • FIX: Send and Attach Buttons Missing in Thunderbird

    Some Mozilla Thunderbird users have reported their Send and Attach buttons simply disappearing from their Compose Message and Reply windows entirely out of the blue. Missing Send and Attach buttons means that the user will not be able to attach any items to their emails or even send any emails,…

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  • FIX: Steps to Fix Canon Printer Error 5C20

    Error 5C20 is an error associated with many Canon printers, especially those of the MX series. Error 5C20, like most printer-related errors, basically inhibits the user from printing anything using their device. Error 5C20 is often accompanied by weird rattling sounds when the user tries to print anything. Error 5C20…

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  • FIX: File System Error (-1073741819) on Windows 10

    An alarmingly large number of people who upgraded to Windows 10 from a version of Windows 7 reported that, after the upgrade, they were not able to install any programs on their computer or take advantage of any other administrative privileges as every time they tried to do so, UAC…

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  • How to set up a VPN Connection in Windows 10

    A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is basically an add-on that is added to public networks such as WiFi hotspots and the internet to make communicating over them more secure and less vulnerable to third-party exploitation. Virtual Private Networks are brilliant tools for anyone who wants to make sure that the…

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  • FIX: Steps to Fix Error ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

    Google Chrome is considered to be at the very top of the internet browser food chain for almost every computer Operating System out there. However, just like all other internet browsers out there, Google Chrome is prone to having a few kinks, one of which is Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND). Error…

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  • Fix: Error 0x80073CF9 in Windows Store on Windows 10 Mobile

    After upgrading their phones to the latest build of the Windows 10 Mobile Operating System available on the Fast Ring of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, many users reported being faced with error code 0x80073CF9 whenever they tried to install or update certain applications on the Windows Store. Some…

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  • How to Fix High CPU Usage By Antimalware Service Executable (MsMpEng)

    Antimalware Service Executable is the name of the process MsMpEng (MsMpEng.exe) used by the Windows Defender program. The service associated with this program is the Windows Defender Service. The two most common reason for it to be consuming high cpu usage are the real-time feature which is constantly scanning files,…

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  • Fix: High CPU Usage By IAStorDataSvc

    IAStorDataSvc is the name of the service translated as Intel Storage Data Service used by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology, which comes installed by default on most of the newer operating systems. This process, is not harmful and it is meant to provide you faster access to your frequently used…

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  • Fix: “Show Windows Store Apps on the Taskbar” Option is missing

    Windows 8.1 was a pretty decent improvement over its much buggier and unstable predecessor – Windows 8. However, Windows 8.1 was not just about improvements; the update also brought with it quite a few new features. One of the new features that Windows 8.1 brought is the Show Windows Store…

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  • FIX: Windows 10 Mail App Error 0x86000112

    Windows 10 Mail, as amazing an email client as it may be, is simply riddled with all kinds of different issues, problems and errors, one of which is error code 0x86000112. Error code 0x86000112 is accompanied by an error message that states, “Something went wrong. We’re having problems syncing your…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Store Error “This App Can’t Open”

    Many Windows 10 users have reported that either completely out of the blue or following a Windows 10 upgrade, they were no longer able to successfully open the Windows Store. The Windows Store would fail to open, and they would be met with an error message stating “This app can’t…

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  • FIX: Error 0x80070426 in Windows 10 Mail App

    Error codes 0x80070426 is one of the many error codes associated with the Windows 10 Mail program. For most users, error 0x80070426 appears after they are informed by Windows 10 Mail that the settings for their email account are not up to date, and then every attempt they make to…

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  • FIX: Safari Crashes on StartUp

    There is a pretty decent chance that at any given point during their use of the Safari browser on an Apple Mac, the average person may encounter an issue where Safari keeps crashing on them as soon as they start it up. As Safari is the resident internet browser for…

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  • FIX: Windows Store and Apps Error Code 0x8e5e0408

    Error code 0x8e5e0408 is one of the most notorious Windows 10 error codes out there, and it is an error code associated with the Windows Store – Windows 10’s resident application marketplace. Users are greeted with error code 0x8e5e0408 when the installation of an application from the Windows Store fails.…

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