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  • How to Fix Zoom Quit Unexpectedly Error When Screen Sharing?

    Zoom is one of the top online chat and video telephony services. It has a vast user base and is highly rated for its professional and sleek design. But sometimes its Desktop app starts showing the following error when someone shares a screen with the user: Zoom may quit unexpectedly…

  • How to Fix WhatsApp Desktop App Crashing?

    WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat applications and a pioneer in its niche. Many users love to use it on the big screen and for this purpose, the desktop app of WhatsApp is used. But recently many users reported random crashing of the WhatsApp Desktop app. Some users…

  • How to Fix “File System Error -2147163893” on Windows 11 and 10?

    Some Windows users are reporting that they’re suddenly unable to download certain items from the Microsoft Store. Each time they try to do so they are halted by the error File System Error (-2147163893). This problem is confirmed to occur on both Windows 10 and Windows 11. We’ve investigated this…

  • How to Fix Windows Update Error Code: 0xc1420121?

    Some Windows users are experiencing a weird issue that prevents them from installing a series of feature updates that are critical to the operating system. The error that comes up is 0xc1420121. This particular issue is confirmed to occur on both Windows 10 and Windows 11. After looking into this…

  • Zoom camera not working? Here’s how to Fix

    You’ve scheduled a meeting but as soon as it begins you realize your Zoom camera isn’t working and what’s especially frustrating is that you’ve no idea whether the problem is on your end or zooms. You are not alone a large volume of users are reportedly suffering the same problem.…

  • How to Root Bluestacks on Windows Easily?

    In Android, rooting is a process to gain administrative privileges on the phone and have access to the Android system files. This allows the user to perform different operations (that a normal user cannot like changing the boot animation etc.) and install applications that require root access (like Wi-Fi sniffer).…

  • Fix “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” in Microsoft Visual Studio

    “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” is a common, well-known error and well-documented error in Microsoft Visual Studio Code luckily with many different possible fixes. The aforementioned error is referred to as a null exception error which occurs when we refer to an object that doesn’t…

  • How to Fix “Error Code: 0x800F0922” Failed to install Updates on Windows

    There’s a widespread Windows issue where every pending update ends up failing with the same 0x800F0922 error code – this will prevent you from installing Feature Updates, Quality Updates, Security Updates, and Cumulative updates. This issue is much more prevalent on Windows 11, but we’re starting to see user reports…

  • How to Fix ‘Live Kernel Event Code: 193’ on Windows?

    Some Windows users are reporting a weird issue where the PC will hang indefinitely once they leave it in idle mode for a few minutes. The screen remains off (as if the computer is in Sleep mode) but won’t wake up regardless of what they do. Upon investigating the crash…

  • Something went wrong and your PIN isn’t available? Here’s how to fix

    Some users have been reporting an issue with the Windows Hello sign-in feature where the computer refuses the PIN that the user provides. Upon entering the PIN, the “Something went wrong and your PIN isn’t available” error message appears on the screen. This can usually happen when your access control…

  • What is $av_asw Folder and How to Remove it?

    So, you saw a folder named $av_asw on your drive and are wondering what is it? Is your system infected? In short, there is no need to worry. This is a legitimate folder created by the Avast Antivirus to store the quarantine files (especially, EXE files). Although this folder usually…

  • What is ‘LocalserviceNoNetworkFirewall’ and How to Fix its High CPU Usage?

    LocalserviceNoNetworkFirewall is a part of Windows security and is used by Windows Defender (or by other Windows API-based firewalls) in their operations. Usually, this service does not use much CPU or memory. But the issue arises, when this service starts eating a chunk of memory along with high CPU usage…

  • What is MusNotifyIcon.exe and Is it Safe?

    Most users become curious whenever they find an unknown process in their Task Manager. MusNotifyIcon.exe is a Windows executable used to display the Windows Updates Status icon. However, some malware can camouflage itself as MusNotifyIcon.exe, which can be bad for your system. In this article, we will tell you about…

  • Fix: “Could not write the file. An unknown error has occurred.” on Adobe PhotoShop

    Sometimes, when a user tries to export the file with Save for Web feature, it fails. The issue is reported on Mac, Windows, and Linux for all the image formats (JPEG, PNG, etc.) as well GIFs. The Adobe Save for Web feature may fail to work due to many different…

  • Fix: Stuck at “Updating Office, Please wait a moment” on Windows?

    Nearly every Windows user uses Microsoft Office but some of the unfortunate ones get stuck on the “Updating Office, Please Wait a Moment” splash screen whenever they launch an Office application like Word, Excel, etc. Some of the users reported that they also got the following error message after the…

  • Fix: “The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid” on OneDrive

    Some Windows users are encountering the “tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid” error when attempting to use the On-Demand feature in one of their OneDrive folders. This issue has been ongoing for years and occurs on every recent Windows version (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10). After…

  • How to Fix “Error Code: 0XC0000035” Kernel Event Tracing on Windows?

    Some Windows users are discovering that their Event Viewer is always filled with 0XC0000035 errors pointing towards a Kernel Event Tracing Error. This problem is confirmed to occur on every recent Windows version including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11. After investigating this particular issue, it turns…

  • Error: MySQL Shutdown Unexpectedly? Here’s how to fix

    Some users have been experiencing the “Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly” error message when they try to start the MySQL server through the XAMPP web server control panel. In some cases, the problem appears after users reinstall XAMPP on their computer. The reason this happens is when the MySQL files are…

  • How to Raise Your Hand in Zoom on Windows?

    Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that people use for meetings, classes, audio and video conferencing. It comes with a raise a hand feature that allows users to notify the teacher or host about them wanting to ask something. However, many new users may be unable to find this…

  • How to Insert Text Box in Google Docs Easily?

    A Text Box or Text Field is an object where users type text and add it to their document. It can be used for decorating text or drawing attention to specific text. The option cannot be found easily in Google Docs by any new user. That is because it is…

  • Snip and Sketch not working? Here’s how to fix

    If you are facing issues while trying to take a screenshot of your system, it can be due to a number of reasons. Multiple users have been facing this issue in the past and in most cases, it turns out the problem was being caused due to a certain feature/setting…

  • How to Fix 0x4005(16389) Error When Upgrading Windows?

    While performing an in-place upgrade to Windows 10, users come across the error code 0x4005 16389 as the upgrade fails to complete. The mentioned error code appears when one or several applications are not compatible with Windows 10 and so the upgrade process fails. However, there are actually a few…

  • How to Fix ‘Intel Smart Sound Technology OED’ Not Starting Correctly

    Some Windows users are experiencing a weird issue where their microphone and headphone functionality all drop at the same time. Upon investigating the problem inside Device Manager, there’s one particular service that seems to be causing the issue: Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(r) SST) OED. This problem is confirmed to…

  • How to Fix a Damaged or Incomplete Installation of Microsoft Excel?

    Excel sheets have become the backbone of many organizations and personal workflows. A perfectly working Excel can pop up the following error when it is launched in macOS: You can’t open the application “Microsoft Excel” because it may be damaged or incomplete. After thoroughly going through the issue reports, we…

  • This effect requires GPU acceleration? Here’s how to fix

    If you are facing the “This effect requires GPU acceleration” error message, you are probably using Premiere Pro or After Effects to apply certain effects on your video. As it turns out, as per the error message, you do not have GPU acceleration enabled which is why some effects may…