How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • How to Remove Windows Defender Icon on Windows 10

    Windows Defender is a long time component of Windows. But for many Windows iterations, Windows Defender wasn’t as obvious as it is on Windows 10. Starting with the Anniversary Update, Windows Defender got a permanent icon in the notification area of your taskbar. Update: Starting with Windows 10 build 17661,…

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  • Fix: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION

    The worst kind of errors which can occur to you is the Blue Screen of Death which occurs every once in a while. If an error occurs too often, it becomes almost impossible to treat it properly because you don’t have access to your computer long enough to treat the…

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  • Fix: ms-windows-store:purgecaches app didn’t start

    The following error code usually appears when there is a problem with the Windows Store to which users usually respond by using the wsreset option. There are other contexts where the error can appear and they are all related to errors related to Windows Store. This error has increased in…

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  • Fix: A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval

    There is a good reason why users are so “afraid” of Blue Screens of Death (BSOD). They appear out of nowhere and your computer needs to be restarted no matter what you were working on. They usually appear frequently as well. This one is no exception and, once it begins…

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  • How to Connect Canon printer to Wi-Fi

    Canon Inc. is a Japanese company which specializes in the manufacture of imaging and optical devices. Canon printers are famous for being top-notch and produce astonishing results. Like all emerging printers nowadays, Canon is no far behind and has also implemented Wi-Fi connectivity in its printers. In this tutorial, we…

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  • How to Install ADB on Chrome OS 67 without Crouton

    For Android app developers, ADB & Fastboot are one of the most important tools to have on your computer – and while ADB has been compatible with Chromebook for a long time, it previously required going through some hurdles and installing a third-party set of scripts named crouton, which basically…

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  • Fix: Printer Driver is Unavailable

    The error “Printer driver is unavailable” means that the driver installed against your printer is either not compatible or is outdated. It may also mean that the driver is corrupt and the computer fails to recognize it. If the computer cannot recognize the driver or function with it, you will…

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  • Fix: NMI Hardware Failure BSOD

    Some users are reporting that their PCs regularly crashes with a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) with the following error code: NMI Hardware Failure (or NMI_hardware_failure). The corresponding error code value of this error is 0x00000080. As the error code suggests, this particular error is typically returned when a hardware malfunction is causing…

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  • Fix: MSVCR90.dll Not Found or Missing

    Some users have reported receiving errors associated with the MSVcr90.dll file. The most reported error occurrences are “MSVCR90.dll Not Found” and “MSVCR90.dll is missing“.  These are typically encountered at startup or when the user tries to open a Microsoft Office application. This is quite a common occurence on computers that have…

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  • Fix: Quick Access Menu Not Working on Windows 10

    Some users have been reporting that the Quick Acces function of Windows 10 has suddenly become unusable on Windows 10. While some users report that this issue occurred immediately after they finished installing the Creators Update, other users have been unable to find no apparent trigger for the issue. The symptoms of this…

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  • Fix: Can’t add new user account on Windows 10

    There’s a weird problem going around with various Windows 10 builds where users report being unable to create new user accounts. Users struggling with this issue report that clicking the Add someone else to this PC link doesn’t do anything, leaving them unable to proceed further with the user creation process.…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Mail App Not Syncing Automatically

    Some users are reporting that the default Windows 10 Mail client is not syncing automatically. Oddly enough, the issue doesn’t seem to be specific to certain email providers and is known to occur with Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and even with company emails. Even if the users set the client to…

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  • Fix: BSOD with 0x0000003b Stop Error Code

    Some users have been reported BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) crashes with the 0x0000003b stop error code. For some users, the issue seems to happen randomly while others report that the problem is occurring only when their PC has to perform a stressful activity. BSOD crashes with the 0x0000003b stop error code can be…

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  • Fix: Printer in Error State

    Many printers around the globe face the error “Printer in Error State”. This error is not restricted to only one brand; it occurs in almost all of them. This error condition usually means that the printer is in an error state such as the correct drivers might not be installed,…

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  • Fix: Bluestacks crashing on Windows 10

    Some users have been reporting that they experience regular Bluestacks crashes while gaming on Windows 10. While some report that only the software crashes with the “an unexpected error occurred” error message, other users report that every crash is followed by a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) crash. Most affected…

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  • Fix: Epson Printer Offline

    Epson is a Japanese company and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer printers. It has numerous types of printers available and is known to be one of the ‘big’ players in the printing industry. There have been numerous issues reported with Epson where the printer seems offline…

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  • Fix: Scan to computer is no longer activated

    Many users who have their printer setup with their computer encounter an error which states “Scan to computer is no longer activated”. This notification is rather annoying and may cause to be troublesome when you are working on your Windows machine. The workarounds for this issue are quite straightforward; either…

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  • Fix: HP Printer not printing

    Hewlett Packard (HP) has made its way into the printing industry competing with other competitors such as Canon or Brother head-on. These printers are known for their durability and preciseness in printer colored and non-colored pages. However, like all other printers, HP printers also have their share of problems. One…

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  • Fix: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

    The error “SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG” occurs because the SSL traffic is not setup correctly in the target secure server. This error might also occur if there is a misconfigured proxy which isn’t allowing an SSL handshake on port 443 correctly. In layman terms, it means that your browser cannot verify the secure…

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  • Fix: No Playback Devices Windows 10

    We all have come across the situation where our computer fails to detect any playback devices on our devices which causes the loss of sound. This error is widespread and is only caused by bad configurations on your computer. There is nothing to worry about. Just follow the simple fixes…

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  • Fix: Your client does not have permission to get URL

    People using Google Chrome may have come across an error condition “Your client does not have permission to get URL” at some point where they are refrained from using the search engine. This usually happens when too many searches are done within a very short time period of time. Whenever…

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  • Fix: Laptop Speakers Crackling

    Popping, crackling, and other sound problems can be caused due to a variety of different reasons. It can be bad drivers, incorrect audio settings, or some other hardware device interfering. This is a very common issue with laptops which mostly surfaces after an update. There are very simple fixes to…

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  • How to Increase PUBG Performance on Android with GFX Tool

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has become one of the most popular PC and mobile games, but many people have trouble running it at a playable (or enjoyable) framerate – especially on mobile devices. Its really recommended to have a premium mobile device when trying to play PUBG, something with one of…

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  • Fix: Brother Printer Offline

    Brother Industries is a Japanese multinational electronics company which produces a lot of products including printers, fax machines, desktop computers etc. Despite it being the manufacturer of a lot of products, it is most well-known for its production of printers in the global market. Brother Printers have also been well-known…

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  • How to Disable Distributed Link Tracking Client

    External hard drives and other devices provide a great way of sharing our personal files or creating backups. You might have noticed a safely remove option (bottom right corner) on your icon tray whenever you connect your external drives to the computer. The purpose of this option is to check…

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