How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • What is: Mrtstub

    If you are a Windows user then you might see mrt.exe_p and mtrstub.exe in one of your drives. These files will be in a folder with an alphanumeric name like 890fhg08erut (or a variation of it). You might notice that these files/folder appear and disappear on their own. And, if…

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  • Fix: Windows System Assessment ‘winsat.exe’ tool has stopped working Error

    Windows system assessment tool is a testing tool that comes pre-installed on the Windows. The tool is available on all Windows versions including Windows 10. Windows system assessment tool measures the performance parameters of your system’s hardware. While running Windows system assessment tool, you might see an error Windows system…

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  • What is: CTF Loader ‘ctfmon.exe’

    If you were experiencing slow system performance and checked the task manager or you simply saw a process named ctfmon.exe running in the task manager then you might be wondering what this process is. The ctfmon.exe might appear and disappear from the task manager. For some people, it might not…

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  • Fix: Destiny Error Code Weasel

    The error code Weasel is definitely one of the most infamous error codes which can occur to users while playing Destiny and it usually occurs because of a packet loss or a disconnection between the user’s home network and Bungie servers. Usual causes are ISP saturation or general internet congestion.…

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  • Fix: Destiny Error Code Beetle

    Destiny error code Beetle is probably the most infamous of all Destiny error codes because of the fact that there is quite a small amount of information available online at the moment. Folks at Bungie are yet to post an article regarding how to actually solve the problem and users…

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  • Fix: Notepad Access Denied

    The error “Access is Denied” occurs when the operating system is unable to save or edit any file using the notepad application. These files are mostly system files which are mostly found in system folders (such as System 32, Program files etc.). This is basically a user access control function…

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  • Fix: iTunes Not Opening on Windows 10

    After updating iTunes from 12.5.3 to 12.6 (using the Apple software update), a couple of Windows 10 users reported problems on app-launch. Uninstalling all the Apple apps from the system and reinstalling them again doesn’t give any positive results. To fix this problem and use iTunes normally again, you need…

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  • Fix: The Disk Check Could not be Performed Because Windows Cannot Access the Disk

    If a Windows user connects an external hard drive to their computer, the hard drive and its partitions show up in My Computer or Computer along with all the other drives connected to the computer. However, in some cases, the external hard drive does show up but cannot be opened and, when the…

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  • chkdsk /f /r vs chkdsk /r /f

    Almost every one of us knows about the chkdsk (Check Disk Utility) that can be used in almost all Windows versions. For people who don’t know what chkdsk is, it is pronounced as check disk and it is a command that you can run from the Command Prompt/Power shell or…

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  • Fix: chkdsk cannot lock current drive error

    Chkdsk is a dis checking utility that comes pre-loaded with the Windows. This tool can be used to check the disk for any errors, both disk errors and physical errors like bad sectors can be checked, and fix these errors. However, when using chkdsk commands, you might see an error…

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  • Fix: Cnext.exe cannot start because MSVCP120.dll or Qt5Core.dll is missing

    If you are an AMD user then you might experience this issue. Actually, the dll missing errors aren’t specific to AMD users but the dll causing the cnext.exe to crash is specific for the AMD users because cnext.exe is a part of the AMD catalyst control center program for the…

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  • Fix: Catalyst Control Center cannot be started

    If you are a Windows 10/8 user then you might see the Catalyst Control Center cannot be started error when trying to run/open the Catalyst Control Center. This problem is usually faced by the Windows 8/8.1 or 10 users who recently updated to these Windows versions. Once this error message…

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  • Fix: Stereo Mix not Working

    Stereo Mix is an option that enables the user to record the sound that your computer is outputting. This can be very useful in desktop recording sessions. But, you might face a problem while using the Stereo Mix. For some users, the Stereo Mix might not work even after enabling…

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  • Fix: Not Enough Storage is Available to Process this Command

    The error ‘Not enough storage is available to process this command’ usually occurs in Windows servers when the registry value is set incorrectly or after a recent reset or reinstallations, the configurations are not set correctly. This error is quite old and has even been officially acknowledged by Microsoft itself.…

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  • Fix: Discord Not Updating

    Discord is a Voice over IP applications. Basically, this app is used to communicate with friends and other people. You can chat, voice chat and do lots of other stuff in Discord. But, you might encounter a Downloading Update issue while opening the Discord app. It is pretty common to…

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  • Fix: Discord Not Playing Notification Sounds on Direct Messages

    Discord is a VOIP app that was mainly designed for gaming communities but it’s used by almost everyone these days. During the usage of Discord app, you might notice that you aren’t hearing the notification sounds. This can lead to a lot of communication problem since a lot of people…

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  • Fix: Radeon Settings Host Application Stopped Working ‘cnext.exe’

    ‘Radeon Settings: Host Application has stopped working’ will usually show up on startup or when you are turning off the computer. The error will show up for AMD Radeon users since the error is related to the AMD control center. If you open up your Task Manager, you will also…

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  • Fix: Runtime error! InputPersonalization.exe

    If you are a Windows user then you might see the Runtime error related to the InutPersonalization.exe. This is the exact error that you might see The error might appear when you are using a specific app but it can also appear when there isn’t any app open on the…

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  • Fix: High CPU & Memory Usage by ‘Inputpersonalization.exe’

    As a Windows user, you might see inputpersonalization.exe or Input Personalization Server running in your Task Manager. This process will most probably take a lot of resources of your system hence slowing down your system’s performance. For some, it might appear in the task manager for a while and then…

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  • Fix: iTunes has an Invalid Signature

    The error “iTunes has an invalid signature” usually occurs when your computer cannot detect the digital signature to download the application. Digital signatures are used to authenticate the applications to protect the users from virus or malware. It seems that Windows often conflicts with iTunes update and displays the error…

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  • Fix: Windows Photo Viewer can’t open this picture

    Some users have been reporting problems with the default Windows Photo Viewer (WPV). Users encountering this issue see the following error message on certain/all photos opened via Windows Photo Viewer: “Windows Photo Viewer can’t open this picture because either Photo Viewer doesn’t support this file, or you don’t have the latest updates.”…

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  • Fix: xlive.dll is missing

    The error “xlive.dll is missing” occurs when the game or program can’t find the required DLL file in its operation. Each program or application (especially games) require some existing DLL’s for their execution. These DLL’s are different as each DLL file has its own function in every program or game.…

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  • How to Disable Office Background Task Handler Pop Up on Windows 10

    There’s an odd behavior going around in Windows 10 where users notice a brief Microsoft Office popup window being launched regularly. The pop-up only stays on screen for a brief second after it’s spawned, then immediately closes again. This confused users into believing they’re dealing with a malware threat.As it…

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  • Fix: Lost Desktop Wallpaper in Linux

    Each individual Linux distribution stashes desktop wallpaper in a different place. You might want to know where it’s location is if you want to, say, symlink at SLiM or other theme package to it. It’s also good to know if you want to delete old wallpaper that just seems stuck…

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  • How to Format a Drive as exFAT on Linux

    If you’re transferring files between computers running Windows and Linux, then you can either format drives with the exFAT or NTFS file systems to make things smooth. Since Windows, OS X, Linux and now several mobile devices like the Sony Xperia Z can read exFAT, you may prefer to use…

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