Windows

  • 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…

  • How to Fix ‘Error 0x00000093’ INVALID_KERNEL_HANDLE on Windows?

    Users have been experiencing a blue screen of death issue with the error code 0x00000093. The blue screen of death returns the INVALID_KERNEL_HANDLE stop code which is really important in order to figure out what’s causing the problem. In this case, such a problem is usually caused by the memory…

  • 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…

  • How to Add Custom Fonts to Google Docs?

    There are limited default fonts on Google Docs that users can use. Users can also add other fonts from the Google Docs feature or by using add-ons. However, users cannot upload fonts from their computers. The fonts added to Google Docs will also be available in Google Sheets and Slides.…

  • How to Fix Transparent or Inverted Colors in MS Word?

    You might straight-up start seeing your Office applications having their colors inverted. Especially the whole layout and the text of the application. No need to worry; this is just one of the new features of MS Office and you can easily disable this option. MS Word just went through an…

  • How to Convert WOFF to TTF?

    WOFF or Web Open Font Format is basically TTF with metadata and compression that is supported by browsers. Many users would like to use a WOFF font that they downloaded from a website into their Microsoft Word or other programs. However, users cannot install WOFF font in Windows directly without…

  • VMware Workstation Pro Can’t Run on Windows? Try these fixes

    One of the error messages that you might come across while using VMware Workstation Pro is the “VMware Workstation Pro can’t run on Windows” error message. The error message suggests that the version that you are running on your system is not compatible with Windows which can be somewhat absurd…

  • How to Fix Error ‘7zip Cannot Open File as Archive’ When Opening Archive Files

    Some 7zip users are getting a “Cannot Open File as Archive” error when attempting to open an archive file. Some users are getting this only when they try to open the file by double-clicking on it. However, an incomplete or corrupt archive file can also cause this specific error for…

  • DISM Host Servicing Process High CPU Usage? Here’s how to fix

    In order for an operating system to work as intended and without any issues, it has to rely on hundreds of processes that run in the background. While these processes are important, at least some of the core ones, there are scenarios where the background processes can cause some issues.…

  • How to Fix “Windows Needs Your Current Credentials” on Windows?

    You may get the “Windows needs your current credentials” when you try to log in to your Windows system. The error message appears even after typing the correct credential. And the error presents itself with the error message on the screen, accompanied by a suggestion that generally won’t help you…

  • An audio stream is currently in use? Here’s How to Fix

    Putting your computer to sleep after a certain amount of time inactivity can be really helpful. This is really handy because it puts your computer in a low-power state and as a result conserves energy while also giving you the ability to resume from where you left off when the…