How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: Kodi Unable to Retrieve Directory Information

    Entertainment is good; everyone likes and enjoys it. There are many online media services providers today, take the example of Amazon Prime, Netflix and not to forget Hulu. For some people, the drawback is that they naturally want you to pay for their services. What could be a way around…

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  • Fix: Windows Cannot Initialize the Device Driver for this Hardware (Code 37)

    Some Windows users have been reporting a weird problem where certain devices become inaccessible. Upon inspecting them in Device Manager, the Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37) error is displayed as the Device status. Several affected users report that the device is functioning properly (after the…

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  • Fix: Unable to Activate Touch ID on this iPhone

    The touch sensor that every Android device has on the iPhone models is known as Touch ID. The touch ID is used for lock and unlocks your iOS device. There are cases that users faced problems with their touch ID like there were unable to activate their touch ID and,…

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  • Fix: One of your Disks Needs to be Checked for Consistency

    CHKDSK is windows feature built in and designed by Microsoft to check and ensure disk integrity for bad sectors and fragment spaces to optimise disk performance and improve overall efficiency. When a disk is detected to have errors by windows, it run’s a chkdsk or requests the user to run…

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  • Fix: No Camera Available on MacOS

    When you own a Mac, you know how great features it has and it is definitely marveling regarding the technology of the 21st century. The Mac is offering the users a great range of services that are available for every user. But the more range of services can lead to…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Can’t type in search

    It is a pretty basic task for an operating system to allow its users to search for a specific file or application. However, some users are experiencing trouble with Windows 10 start search (or Cortana search). This issue prevents users from typing into the search bar of the start search.…

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  • How to Fix Notifications on Windows 10

    Windows notifications provide a great way for Windows users to get important alerts from the apps. Unfortunately, the Windows 10 notifications aren’t working properly after the latest Windows Update. A lot of the Windows users are noticing that they don’t get the notification popup (banner notification) but they do see…

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  • Fix: Nier Automata Crashing

    Nier Automata is a game based in a world where invaders have driven mankind off from the Earth. The humans occasionally organize a resistance of android soldiers and dispatch them to take back their homeland. This game gained immense popularity since its release and is now available on multiple platforms.…

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  • How to Debloat the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a phenomenal tablet for 2018, but like most Samsung devices, it does come with a bit of unwanted bloatware. In this Appuals guide, we will show you how to debloat this tablet, as well as give you a list of all the bloatware that…

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  • How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

    The Galaxy Tab S4 is one of the best tablet computer devices of 2018, but some users have had difficulty in rooting it. The most common complaint is that Magisk root doesn’t ‘stick’ after flashing in TWRP. In this Appuals guide, we will show you how to permanently root the…

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  • Fix: An Error Occurred During the Installation of Assembly Microsoft.VC80.CRT

    Several Windows users report getting the “An error occurred during the installation of assembly Microsoft.VC80.CRT” error during the installation of a software. Affected users have confirmed that this issue occurs on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. This particular error is reported to occur with iTunes, inLab, WIDCOMM Bluetooth…

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  • Fix: Could Not Create the Java Virtual Machine

    Some users are encountering the Could Not Create the Java Virtual Machine error when trying to launch an application that is using Java. This particular issue is reported to occur with Minecraft and several other applications that are built around Java. What is causing the Could Not Create the Java Virtual Machine error?…

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  • How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

    One of the best features on iPhone is the Camera. The iPhone users are taking photos every day in order to capture their moments in high pixels. Take pictures of a beautiful nature and landscapes around you on your trip, capture precious moments with your friends and family, record the…

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  • Fix: State of Decay 2 Crash on Startup

    State of Decay 2 is an open world zombie survival game which is developed by Undead Labs. It is one of the few games which are published by Microsoft Studios itself. It was launched after the success of its predecessor State of Decay. Ever since its release on 22nd May…

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  • Fix: ‘A Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is Missing’ Error Message When Installing Windows 7 from a USB

    CDs and DVDs are very quickly becoming obsolete mediums and are being overtaken by USB drives. This is true even in the case of Windows installation media. While it is true that Windows 7 came out during a time where using CDs and DVDs to install Windows was still the…

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  • Fix: PUBG Failed to Initialize Steam

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG is one of the biggest and best battle royale games that are currently out there. With regular updates and unique gameplay, this game has been truly a success. More and more games readily try to mimic PUBG but none have yet achieved the level of PUBG.…

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  • Fix: ADB Devices Not Found

    With smartphones being present everywhere, the need for transferring files from your personal computer to your smartphone and vice versa arises. Not only that, you might need to debug certain apps or install new ones etc. for which a command-line utility called ADB or Android Debug Bridge is often used.…

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  • Fix: An app default was reset notification

    If you are a Windows 10 user and you have recently updated your Windows then you are most likely to encounter this error. You’ll notice that you will keep getting the “an app default was reset” notification whenever you use a certain app. You might also see the extended version…

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  • Fix: The content of this message is unsupported in Skype

    The error ‘The content of this message is unsupported in Skype’ commonly occurs when users use the video call or message feature in Skype. In about 60 seconds the call fails and ‘The content of this message is unsupported’ error is displayed on the screen. However, other features like chats…

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  • Fix: This email address is not available for use as an Apple ID

    This error message pops up in your settings when you are trying to change your Apple ID email and may be confusing and very annoying if you have only one email associated with your iPhone and Apple ID. Also, this error message can be shown when you are trying to…

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  • Fix: Mediakit Reports Not Enough Space on Device for Requested Operation

    Several users have reported that they are unable to format or partition an NTFS drive using DiskUtility on MacOS. Affected users report that they encounter the following error: “MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation“. Most affected users report that the targeted drive has plenty of free space left,…

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  • How to Use an iTunes Gift Card

    When you need to buy and give some gift to your friends or family can be a real nightmare, but in recent times is getting easier because there is more choice especially in the Apple world. We all know someone that needs a gift card in order to buy better…

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  • How to Turn Off iMessage Notifications on Mac

    iMessage service developed by Apple is one of the greatest, excellent and brilliant way of keeping in touch and get in contact with other Apple device users without any additional charges on your monthly bill from your network provider. One of the most useful and used features is the capacity…

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  • Fix: We Can’t Create a Recovery Drive on this PC

    Some Windows users are seeing the “We can’t create a recovery drive on this PC” error when attempting to create a new recovery media on Windows. This issue is reported to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. What is causing the We can’t create a recovery drive…

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  • Fix: Games minimizing to Desktop

    An unexpected behavior of Windows 10 was reported by users where the games being played in full-screen get minimized to the desktop. This happens randomly and the time span for repeating is about 45 minutes. This strange scenario can happen to any game which you are playing. This situation can…

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