Windows

Fix: Windows Update Error 0x80073712

Error code 0x80073712, and sometimes 0x80070003, when you’re trying to update your computer via Windows Update, means that there is a file that Windows Update needs, but it’s either damaged or missing. Therefore, Windows Update won’t be able to install the updates. This doesn’t happen with any specific update – …

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Fix: The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable

Error ‘The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable‘ indicates that there is a problem with the hard drive or external drive, most commonly corrupted files, and those errors won’t let you copy files from the external drive to your PC. This might happen due to you pulling out your …

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Fix: Some Update Files aren’t signed correctly on Windows 10

Error code 0x800b0100 and 0x800b0109 means that Windows Update is trying to install an update, but a file that Windows Update needs is either damaged, or missing. This happens a lot, especially with Windows 10 and the fact that it still has a very unstable way of getting updates. Even though …

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Fix: IOCTL_Set PTPMode could not be found

Windows 10 is revolutionary operating system. Though there are a few common errors that are being addressed, there are few isolated errors that users continue to receive. One such error is a DLL error that appears on startup. The error indicates that the IOCTL_Set PTPMode could not be found. Although …

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Fix: nvspcap64.dll missing or not found errors on startup

You may encounter a startup error saying: “Could not find C:\windows\system32\nvspcap64.dll” in your Windows 10. This error is caused by the NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy when it tries to start the apps at boot but can’t. This service is a proxy server used whenever the there’s a stream or recording …

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Fix: The hosted network couldn’t be started

Some users who upgraded from to previous versions of Windows to Windows 10 are having issues in setting up the WiFi hotspot. After setting up the network via command prompt as described in the hosted network issues article, the following errors are thrown: The hosted network couldn’t be started. The group or …

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Fix: Windows Defender Error Code 0x800b0100

When starting Windows Defender, you might see an error with the error code 0x800b0100. This error will prevent you from turning on Windows Defender and your Windows Defender will remain turned off. The error 0x800b0100 can be caused by many things. It can appear because your system is infected or …

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How to Block Multiple Files in a Windows Firewall

A firewall is software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network, and then either blocks it or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings. A firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software (such as worms) from gaining access …

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How to Remove Padlock or Lock Icon from Files on Windows 10

If you see a lock icon overlaid on your files or folders, it means the sharing or security options have been tampered with, either by you or a software or when changing operating systems and migrating data or when tweaking the HomeGroup settings. The padlock icon means that the file or …

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How to Run .JAR Files on Windows 10

If you find yourself unable to open .jar files on Windows 10, it is likely due to one of the following problems: *The Java Run-Time Environment is not properly set to run .jar files *Windows Registry is not calling JRE (Java Runtime Environment) properly Luckily there are a couple easy …

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Fix: App on your PC needs .NET Framework 3.5

If you are using Windows 8 or 10, you have probably noticed a pop up that needs you to install .NET framework 3.5. The popups might be random if you are running applications in the background or on startup. The popup says: “An app on your PC needs the following …

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Fix: AMD Display Driver Crash Windows 10

Seeing as AMD is one of the two names at the forefront of the GPU industry, millions of computers all across the globe use AMD graphics cards to render and manipulate graphics. The giant GPU manufacturer that it is, AMD regularly ships updates for the AMD drivers that allow computers …

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How to Reinstall Beats Audio Driver on HP Notebooks and Laptops

Hewlett-Packard, or better known as HP, has been shipping quite a few of its laptops, and even desktops, with audio software known as Beats Audio. Beats Audio includes the audio driver for the device, as well as a few other perks such as volume controls, an easy-to-use equalizer, etc. However, …

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Fix: WING32.dll Related Errors in Games and Applications

When using applications like Scrabble, Monopoly and Civil War Generals on newer operating systems, you may get a WING32.dll error with messages like “WING32.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error” and “The program can’t start because WING32.dll is missing from your computer. Try …

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What is ISUSPM.exe and How to Remove It?

After installing some applications from Nuance like Dragon Naturally Speaking and Omnipage, you will notice an application called “Flexnet Software Update” or “FlexNET Connect Software Manager” has also been installed. This application is associated with the process name ISUSPM.exe and pops up during startup or normal use. Flexnet doesn’t have …

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Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings [Fix]

Sometimes you might see a yellow warning sign on your Wi-Fi name in the system tray. If you right click the Wi-Fi name and select Troubleshoot then you will most likely see the error with a message “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings”. Although the yellow warning …

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Fix: Wifi doesn’t have a Valid IP Configuration

The WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem can occur at any time without any prior warning. Some users see this error message when they troubleshoot their network while some users face this message as soon as they log in to their computer. The problem mostly hit the Windows …

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Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working [SOLVED]

Windows 10 surely brings a lot of improvements and features over its predecessors but it also has its fair share of bugs as well. The problematic taskbar is one of those problems. For most of the users who upgraded to Windows 10 are likely to see a taskbar that isn’t …

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Fix: Microsoft Edge Opens Then Closes

There’s no doubt that the Windows Edge browser is quite an improvement over Microsoft’s previous browser Internet Explorer. But Windows Edge is far from perfect with a few bugs in it. One of the problems that you might face while using Microsoft Edge is the crashing. When you open Microsoft …

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How to Increase Windows 10 Lock Screen Timeout Settings

Windows 10 arguably provides the best graphical interface to be seen on a PC yet. From the interactive sessions to the screensaver feature known as the lock screen. The lock screen is now designed to provide news when you are not using your PC, but like the old screensaver, most …

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How to Check and Lower Your CPU Temperature

High computer temperatures are a very common issue. When more processes are asked of your CPU, the clock of the CPU is turned up to allow more calculations per second to be made. A higher frequency will also mean more electricity will pass through the circuits, causing more heating of …

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How to Recover Windows 10 Product Key using ProduKey or ShowKeyPlus

In order to register and activate your copy of Windows operating system you need your product key. Without activation, you will not be able to get remote Windows support services and updates despite your system working. A Windows product key is a 25 character key unique to your PC or …

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How to Disable Edge PDF Viewer in Windows 10

PDF files with Windows 10 can be opened without the need to install additional software. In fact, Microsoft Edge, the default Web browser, provides native support for this type of file. But this is a minimal function option that may not meet the needs of users accustomed to using a …

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Fix: Windows Defender Update Error 0x80072ee2

Error code 0x80072ee2 is an issue that occurs when Windows can’t connect to the Microsoft update servers, and return the result you’re expecting. Due to this, it might occur with various Store apps, as well as with built-in utilities such as Windows Defender. What you will notice happening is when …

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Fix: Cumulative Update KB3197954 Fails with Error 0x800F0922

The 0x800F0922 error code most commonly lets you know that there is a conflict between certain updates, such as KB3197954 or KB2871690, and the way that the laptop manufacturer has implemented the Secure Boot Component for UEFI Compliance. The issue doesn’t occur on all computers, but the main reason is …

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