How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: Cast to Device not working

    Cast to device is a feature in Windows 10 which allows users to cast their content to other devices such as smart TVs, multimedia hardware etc. This makes it rather easy to share any content which you want to share by cutting the hassle of manually transferring the picture or…

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  • Fix: Smite is Waiting for Verification

    Smite is quite a revolutionary game as it’s a third-person Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game which sets it aside from other popular game from this genre such as League of Legends and DOTA 2. The game is available on Steam or the standalone launcher and this problem appears on…

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  • Fix: Application Load Error 5:0000065434

    The Application load error 5:0000065434 is an error which appears after starting up a Steam game and it prevents you from playing it at all. The error appears across several Steam games, including The Elder Scrolls Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls Morrowind, Fallout series, etc. The error appears because of several…

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  • Fix: Error Code 0x80072af9

    The 0x80072af9 error is typically encountered when a Windows Update fails to install. This particular error hex code signals that “No such host is known”. Most affected users are prevented to update to a superior Windows build because a critical update is failing to install with the 0x80072af9 error code. However, this error…

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  • Fix: VirtualBox not opening

    Oracle VM VirtualBox is a free hypervisor and platform to run virtual devices on your computer which is developed and maintained by Oracle. It is one of the most popular virtual managers out there and hosts almost all of the operating systems such as Linux, Windows, Solaris, OS/2, Haiku etc.…

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  • Fix: Fallout New Vegas Out of Memory

    Fallout New Vegas is one of the most revolutionary first-person shooting role-playing games and it is thought to be the best Fallout game by the majority of players. However, the game appears to be somewhat buggy on the PC and the port appears to be faulty for some people. The…

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  • Fix: Steam Error Code 41

    Steam error code 41 appears along the following lines: “The steam servers are too busy to handle your request” and it prevents people from playing various games they installed and downloaded through Steam and it appears after when users try to actually start the game. Sometimes error can indeed be…

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  • Fix: Error 0xc0000409 when Upgrading or Installing Windows

    Some users have been reaching us with questions after being prevented to upgrade or install a pending Windows update by the 0xc0000409 error. The error doesn’t seem to be specific to a particular Windows version or build and is occurring regardless of the installation method that is deployed. What causes the 0xc0000409…

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  • How to Add Songs to Your Spotify Library

    Spotify is one of the leading music streaming services currently used by music enthusiasts across the globe. The Spotify client for desktop computers is capable of not only streaming music available on the streaming service but also adding any music the user has stored locally on their computer to a…

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  • Fix: Microsoft Management Console has Stopped Working

    The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is responsible for managing various administrative snap-ins for Windows operating systems. Snap-ins are built-in utility programs such as Disk Management, Device Manager, Event Viewer, Group Policy Editor, etc. The Microsoft Management Console is operated in collaboration with the mmc.exe process via Component Object Model (COM).…

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  • How to Fix the ‘Missing operating system’ Error

    The error message “Missing operating system” occurs when the computer is unable to locate an operating system in your system. This usually occurs if you have connected a blank drive in your computer or the BIOS is not detecting the hard drive. It can also occur if the hard disk…

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  • Fix: Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver

    The error “Failed to load hardware monitor driver” occurs usually when you insert a DVD drive and try to install drivers from it. These DVD CDs are mostly accompanied with motherboards and monitors to help the user in installing the required drivers with ease. The workaround for this error message…

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  • How to Bring Back Internet Explorer on Windows 10

    Internet Explorer has been the default browser for Windows for more than a decade until Edge took over. Even though there are better browsers in the market now such as Chrome, Firefox etc, there are many users who still prefer Internet Explorer to browse the internet. Lately, there have been many…

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  • How to Sign Into and Use AIM

    Signing into and using AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) used to be incredibly simple – you could simply sign into your Aim.com email account, navigate to your AIM Mail inbox, and you could use AIM to talk to your contacts by locating them in the left pane. Unfortunately, that is the…

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  • How to Go Into And Out of Full Screen Mode on Google Chrome

    Multitasking is well and good when it comes to maximizing productivity, but there come times when the only way for a person to be at the top of their game in the context of productivity is to focus on one single task at a time. Google Chrome’s Full Screen Mode…

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  • Fix: KOTOR Crashing on Windows 10

    Star Wars: KOTOR (Knight of the Old Republic) is a role-playing game set in the Star Wars universe. Developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts, the game was released for the Xbox on July 15, 2003, and for Microsoft Windows on November 19, 2003. The game was later ported to…

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  • Fix: Error 0x8013153B when opening Microsoft Store

    Some users have been reporting seeing the 0x8013153B error code whenever they try to open up the Microsoft Store. Looking at the hex code, the error can be translated into “The operation has been canceled”. The same error code is reported on Xbox consoles and certain Windows Phone models. What causes…

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  • Fix: Cant connect to Router

    Routers are used in almost every household in this modern age and they have become more of a necessity for sharing an internet connection between different devices. Every router has an administrator page which allows the user to access its settings and change them according to this need. There are…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Indexing is not running

    The issue of Indexing not running in Windows 10 occurs when the computer isn’t able to use the service of Indexing on your computer. Indexing maintains an index of the majority of the files in your computer to improve searching. A normal search may take 10x more time as compared…

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  • Fix: DISM error 1726 “The remote procedure call failed”

    Whenever an SFC scan doesn’t manage to get the issue resolved, DISM commands are usually sufficient to resolve the vast majority of system file corruption. DISM commands (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) use the Internet to download and replace damaged or incorrect files in an attempt to fix system issues. Even…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Update Error 0x8024a206

    Some users have been receiving the error code 0x8024a206 when trying to update Windows 10 to a newer build via Windows Update. The issue does not seem to be specific to a certain build, but the frequency is much higher on Insider Builds than it is on stable Windows 10 releases.…

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  • Fix: Waiting on Another Installation or Update (Battle.net)

    The “Waiting on another installation or update” error appears when users are trying to open the launcher for a Blizzard game which is usually run through the Battle.net desktop app. The message indicated that other installs or updates are being downloaded or installed but users see no such things in…

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  • Fix: Could not Find the Recovery Environment on Windows 10

    The “Can’t reset Windows 10, Could not find Recovery Environment” error usually appears when using Windows 10, after you choose to Reset your PC from the Settings app on Windows 10 or other places. This prevents you from resetting your computer at all and it’s a probably because there is…

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  • How to Block Unwanted Emails in Yahoo! Mail

    Anyone who has an email account has received at least one (likely to be in the thousands in actuality) email that they would have rather not seen. This holds true regardless of what email service you use – it’s a constant on all the email service providers out there. Thankfully,…

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  • How to Enable Windows Timeline

    Microsoft has introduced a new feature called Timeline in Windows 10 after rolling out the latest update. It is designed in a way so users can switch between platforms such as Android and iOS phones. It includes an overview of currently recent applications across your machine and gives you a…

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