How To’s

  • Fix: Unable to terminate process ‘Access is denied’

    This problem happens with users who tries to terminate a process from the Task Manager. Once you select the process and click the End Task button, you will see an error message telling you that the operation could not be completed. Most of the users who faced this issue had…

  • How to Remove the “Debug Malware Error 895-System32.exe Failure” Scam Adware

    With the massive leaps that technology has been making, the bad guys of the world have also been stepping their game up big time. Crooks, con artists and scammers of all kinds have taken up arms against the common man via the internet, creating and running an astonishingly wide range…

  • How to Check RAM Slots in Linux

    You have two options when it comes to checking which RAM slots are occupied and with what on your machine. The first is to open up the case and look. This might involve unscrewing bolts on a desktop or releasing some cases this a fragile door on a laptop. Doing…

  • How to Reassign Cursor Keys in vi & vim

    While some people might take exception to any change to the classic vi Unix cursor keys, you might be a vim user who wants to change them up. The nice thing about Linux, BSD and Unix as a whole is that you have the final say about everything. Many gamers…

  • What is NVVSVC.EXE and Should You Delete or Disable it?

    The Windows Task Manager‘s Processes tab, on all currently supported versions of the Windows Operating System, displays a list of every single process (both system and non-system) that is running on the computer at any given time. If you want to know where your computer’s resources such as network, RAM…

  • Fix: Failed to create Directx device

    The error “Failed to create Directx device” is typically encountered by users when opening a built-in Windows game (Minesweeper, Solitaire, etc.) or when opening Windows Media center. This particular issue is only encountered on OS versions older than Windows 8. After investigating the issue thoroughly, we came up with a shortlist…

  • Fix: ESRV_SVC_QUEENCREEK cannot be found

    The “ESRV_SVC_QUEENCREEK cannot be found” error is linked to Inter Driver Update Utility and Intel Energy Checker. This error code gets thrown whenever the Drive Update Utility is unable to fetch information about a device that is scheduled to oversee. The issue can also arise if Intel Energy Checker is unable…

  • Fix: Apple Application Support was not found

    The error “Apple application support was not found” usually occurs when the iTunes installer fails to complete its installation because it was either unable to access all the install files or they were not available in the installation package. This error occurs due to a number of different reasons. The…

  • Fix: This File is a Decompression Bomb

    Many antivirus software come up with the warning “This file is a decompression bomb” when they are scanning your computer. What this error message means is that your antivirus software has come across a file which if decompressed, will never be able to decompress completely and will most likely cause…

  • Fix: Host Process for Windows Service Consuming Internet Bandwidth

    If you are reading this article, you might have come across the behavior where the process “Host process for Windows Service” consumes huge amounts of bandwidth on your machine. This process is known to eat chunks as large as 250 MB at a time without any prior notice. So what…

  • Fix: Windows Update Error 8007002c-4000d

    Windows update error 8007002c-4000d occurs when you are trying to update your version of Windows to the newer Windows 10. Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems out there. It promises a complete revamp of the interface along with several exciting features. Usually, when you update from…

  • What is GatherNetworkInfo.vbs and is it a Security Risk?

    GatherNetworkInfo.vbs  is a VBS (Visual Basic Script) file found in all versions of the Windows Operating System starting with Windows 7. GatherNetworkInfo.vbs is found in the root folder (this is wherever the Windows folder is on your computer) and is a file that comes pre-installed on all versions of the…

  • Fix: Stuck in CHKDSK Loop

    Windows comes with a disk check utility named Check Disk (chkdsk). This tool is used to check you’re the drive for any errors. The utility also fixes the issues that it finds automatically. In some cases, you might get stuck in a chkdsk loop. You won’t be able to use…

  • Actionuri oop server: What is it and why does it keep running in the background?

    Whether you checked the Task Manager out of curiosity or because of the slow system performance, you might see a process named ActionUri OOP Server in there. This process might have multiple instances running at the same time (some users saw 47 instances of this process in the task manager).…

  • How to Unlock Bootloader on Verizon Pixel (8.1.0 OTA)

    If you purchased a Google Pixel 2 through Verizon, you may have been disappointed to discover that the bootloader is locked, and Verizon does not offer a way to unlock it – the OEM Unlocking option is disabled in Developer Options. Fortunately, there is a way to unlock the device.…

  • How to Disable DM-Verity Force Encryption on OnePlus 3T

    OnePlus 3T owners who upgraded to OOS Oreo have been discovering that attempts to install root the device, or flash any other scripts that perform changes to the /system partition are somehow reverted upon rebooting the device. This is because the OOS Oreo update forced DM-Verity and Force Encryption onto…

  • How to Restore OOS After Flashing Oreo ROM on OnePlus 5T

    If you’ve flashed an Oreo ROM on your OnePlus 5T, and decide to go back to the stock OOS, you may find you cannot because: The ROM may not read the /data partition, thus hanging on boot animation or simply boots to Recovery Mode. TWRP will not recognize your PIN…

  • How to Unlock and Root the Doogee S60

    The Doogee S60 is a high-end rugged phone, which sports 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and the Mediatek Helio P25 chipset. Owners of this device may be wondering “how to root the Doogee S60?”, and Appual’s has you covered. Warning: Unlocking the bootloader will perform a factory reset…

  • How to Delete All Photos from Your iPhone

    If you want to delete all photos, or bulk delete photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch here you can find instructions for doing that. You can do it directly from your iDevice, or while connected to your computer. Delete All Photos Directly from Your iDevice (No Computer Needed)…

  • How to Stop Skype From Lowering the Volume of Other Sounds

    By default, when you receive a Skype call or are on one, the volume of any other sounds being played by your computer is reduced by up to 80% (exact value depends on your preferences). This isn’t even Skype’s doing – in the interest of transparency, this is actually something…

  • How to Double Space Lines in Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word lets you control basically every aspect of any document you create on it. This includes how much space Word leaves between each line in the document. The more space you have between lines in a Word document, the easier it will be for anyone reading the document to…

  • How to Get Rid of Bing On ‘Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Cortana’

    Bing is the second most commonly used search engine in existence, next to Google (duh!). Owned by Microsoft, Bing has been around for quite some time. While most people do believe that Google is the much better search engine and even though most people consider Bing to be an inferior…

  • How to Change the Orientation of a Single Page in a Microsoft Word Document

    Microsoft Word documents can have both portrait and landscape page orientation. This features comes in handy if you’re planning on printing a Word document – the orientation the document is in will be the orientation it is printed in. You can configure a Microsoft Word document to be formatted in…

  • Fix: No Scanners were Detected

    The error “No scanners were detected” usually arises when the computer fails to successfully detect a scanner to send or receive a job request. This error is caused by various reasons including the incorrect installation of drivers, the scanner not connected correctly, or problems in wireless connection. This problem is…

  • Fix: Scanner Not Working

    Many people experience the problem where they are unable to get their scanners to work particularly after updating their system, their version of Windows, or configuring their scanners over the network. The problem is very widespread with different scenarios and cases each time as all computer configurations are different. Since…