How To’s

  • FIX: How to Stop Interactive Services Detection Popups

    In a Windows environment, applications are supposed to present the user with a dialogue and popups, etc. so that the user can interact with the computer. When a service running in the background of the operating system tries to do the same, Windows throw an Interactive Services Detection dialog box.…

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  • How to Recover Data from a Faulty Hard Disk

    Like all electronic devices, hard disk drives installed on your computer can run out of juice. But it’s the most important device as your data is stored in it, data whose backup may not exist anywhere else making it possibly the most crucial part of your personal and probably your…

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  • 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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  • FIX: Windows 10 WiFi issues After Sleep/Wake or Hibernate

    Many Windows 10 users reported the issue of not getting connected automatically to their WiFi Networks. This usually starts after you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 from a previous version of Windows. There can be numerous causes that may be causing this issue; while this may not be the case before upgrading…

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  • What is Firestarter and How to Use It?

    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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  • FIX: Steps to Fix “bootmgr is missing”

    The “bootmgr is missing” issue – an error message that basically causes an affected computer to not be able to boot into its Operating System – is just as common as it is daunting and aggravating. This error indicates that the Boot Manager – a component essential to the successful…

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  • How to Update BIOS On Lenovo

    BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. It’s a set of code that resides on a chip on yours system’s motherboard. When a computer boots up, it looks in the chip for BIOS for instructions on where to find the operating system and among many other things, BIOS also further…

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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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  • How to Root Your Samsung Phone Using CF-Auto-Root

    The 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…

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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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  • 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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  • SM Bus Controller and It’s Drivers

    The System Management Bus (often shortened to SM Bus, SMBus or SMB) controller is single-ended, two-wire bus that is fairly simple and is designed for the purpose of lightweight communication. The SM Bus Controller is a component that enables efficient and seamless communication between a computer and some of its…

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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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  • 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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  • How to Root Using Framaroot APK (One click)

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to: Mount an ISO File

    An ISO file (a file with the .iso extension) is basically a disc image – a complete and virtual copy of an actual CD or DVD. An ISO file is basically all of the contents of a CD or DVD copied and compressed into one single file, and this file…

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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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  • BEST GUIDE: How to Update Dell BIOS

    BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. It’s a set of code that resides on a chip on your system’s motherboard. When a computer boots up, it looks in the chip for BIOS for instructions on where to find the operating system and among many other things, BIOS also further…

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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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  • 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: 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: 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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  • 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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