How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer hardware

    There are quite a few error codes which will definitely annoy every user. However, this one differs from the rest as it won’t allow you to even install Windows on your computer in the first place, as can be understood from the error message. The error usually appears when trying…

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  • Fix: Windows Update Error 0x8024402f

    Microsoft releases Windows Updates quite frequently. Most of these updates contain fixes and latest features. However, sometimes you might see an error while trying to install/download Windows Updates. The error message that you’ll see will be something like this   This error message will obviously prevent the user from updating…

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  • Fix: Windows Error 0x0000001a

    Blue Screen of Death is one of the worst things that can happen to you. This error basically means that your system encountered a critical error. Since BSODs happen because of a critical error, the errors aren’t recoverable and you have to reboot the system. But the good thing is…

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  • DbxSvc ‘Failed to connect to the driver’

    If you recently checked your event viewer then you must have seen an event occurring multiple times in your event logs. This error event will be something like this Failed to connect to the driver: -2147024894, retrying in 1000 milliseconds¨ ID:320 (DbxSvc) Although most of the users get this specific…

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  • Fix: Fortnite Crashing

    Fortnite is a co-op survival game which is developed by Epic Games and was released in mid-2017. Since then it has made headlines and has attracted loads of gamers around the world. It is one of the trending games of 2018. Like all new games, Fortnite isn’t without its problems.…

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  • Fix: Overwatch Crashing

    Overwatch is rising to be one of the most popular games ever launched by Blizzard after World of Warcraft. It is a team-based multiplayer game where are person plays as a first-person shooter. It is available on several different platforms and allows users to engage in a competitive battle online.…

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  • How to Connect PS4 Controller to Mac

    If you want to use your PS4 Controller while gaming your Mac, we have good news for you. It is totally doable, and here you can find how to do that. You can connect PS4 Controllers to a Mac computer either via Bluetooth or via USB cable. Method #1 Connect…

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  • Fix: PUBG Crashing

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online battle royale game where a hundred players are parachuted in an island where they have to scavenge weapons and equipment with the objective to eliminate others without getting eliminated themselves. The available safe area in the map decreases with time which in turn forces…

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  • Fix: Skype Crashing Windows 10

    Skype used to be the number one solution to video calls among distant users besides other functionalities such as audio calls and chatting. With other social networks implementing the same features, its popularity has decreased but it’s still the number one choice among business users. Still, plenty of users have…

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  • Fix: Unable to initialize OpenGL window

    Open Graphics Library is a cross-platform application programming interface (API) which is used in rendering 3D and 2D vector graphics. The API is usually used for interaction with a graphical processing unit (GPU) which in turn helps achieve hardware-accelerated rendering.   Many heavy games rely on this API for their…

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  • Fix: PS4 Black Screen

    One phenomenon which annoys every console gamer is where the output device i.e. TV or monitor doesn’t detect the console and displays a black screen instead of showing the output from the console. This situation isn’t just limited to PS4; it happens to all console devices everywhere. Like every other…

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  • How to Root the HTC U12+

    The HTC U12+ is the newly released flagship HTC device – It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB / 128GB storage versions. One of the most interesting design changes on the HTC U12+ is the newly introduced “pressure sensitive” volume and power buttons – the…

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  • Fix: This site can’t be reached ‘The connection was reset’

    There are various factors which can affect the way you connect to any website or service on your computer. Sometimes, the problem is with your Internet provider and the website won’t load until the provider decides it’s time to solve the problem. Sometimes it’s your hardware and you will need…

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  • How to Find Your IP Address on Mac

    Many times iFolks need to know their Mac’s IP Address to connect their computer to some devices. Here we are not talking about the internet IP Address. That one may be the address of your router. Here you can see how to find your Mac’s IP address. Method #1 Using…

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  • Fix: PS4 Controller Flashing White

    The PS4 controller has its full share of problems. From not being able to connect to the console to disconnecting intermediately, there have been many ups and downs in the controller’s history. One of the most annoying problems is where the PS4 controller goes into an unresponsive state and flashes…

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  • How to use Android as Guitar Amplifier

    For musicians on the go who want to quickly record some awesome guitar riff they just thought of, or just otherwise jam out when you don’t have an amplifier handy, there are numerous ways to use your Android phone as a guitar amp simulator. In this Appuals exclusive guide, we’ll…

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  • How to Disable Volume Warning on Android

    Many Android users want to know how to disable safe volume warning on Android devices. It can be annoying when you want to maximize your volume and have to accept a dialogue to raise the volume past a certain amount. The reason Android phones do this is due to regulations…

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  • Samsung Good Lock – Install Latest Update on any Samsung Oreo Device

    Samsung just released the latest version of their Good Lock app that works for any Samsung device running Android Oreo – the Galaxy S7, S8, Note 8, S9, and any other Samsung device that you’ve loaded an Oreo ROM onto. Unfortunately, Samsung only released the app in South Korea (for…

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  • Fix: Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal

    In most cases, you’ll receive a confusing “pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal” error only when you’re running some sort of SSH command from a script. If you’re running the same command from the command line, then it might work perfectly fine. Before going any…

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  • Fix: unable to mount root fs on an unknown block

    Since the arrival of an unable to mount root fs on an unknown block error portends you being unable to boot your GNU/Linux installation, it can be a rather concerning error to get. You’ll most often see it after an update has gone wrong or some other kind of system…

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  • How to Install TWRP for Galaxy S9 Snapdragon

    An exploit in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Snapdragon variants has recently been discovered that allows us to flash TWRP. Please note this requires an unlocked bootloader – which means most US versions of the Galaxy S9 / S9+ Snapdragon variant will not be able to take advantage of…

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  • Fix: is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

    Perhaps one of the scarier Unix and Linux warning messages for newcomers comes in the form of “____ is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.” In the case of an actual error message, the underscores would be replaced with your username, which makes it sound like…

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  • Fix: USB Device over current status detected

    The error “USB Device over current status detected” usually either when you are building a new PC and powering it on for the first time or when the USB port on your motherboard is damaged. This error is quite common and the causes are quite diverse. This error usually means…

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  • Fix: Google Certificate Error

    As we all know, browsers exchange information only if they possess certain digital certificates. Take Google Chrome as an example; it only exchanges information if it has valid certificates and the receiving device also has the required certificates. If any of those certificates are incomplete or go astray, Chrome will…

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  • Fix: Total Identified Windows Installations: 0

    The worst kind of Windows errors is the one which can’t be solved easily because of the fact that you haven’t actually booted into your computer yet. It’s immeasurably easier to solve a problem when you have already booted into your Windows operating system and when you are able to…

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