FIX: Remove spencert.exe from Startup

No matter the bugs, errors and crashes users keep having, many still cannot live without Windows operating system and they have their reasons for this dependability. While some crashes and BSODs (Blue Screen Of Deaths) may never appear again, some errors in Windows can become irritating without even directly interfering …

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Windows 10 Crash Support: Microsoft adds QR Codes to BSODs

Most of us have at one point or another encountered the dreaded “blue screen of death”, or the BSOD, while using our PCs. One minute you are working on your PC; the next moment you’re hit by the blue screen notifying you about a critical system error. Earlier on, it …

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Fix: The Audio Service is not running

Many Windows users have experienced and continue to be affected by a certain issue where the Sound icon in their taskbar – the one that opens a little volume slider when clicked on – gets a little red X on its bottom-right side. When a Windows user affected by this …

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How to Make Windows 10 Shut Down Instead of Hibernating (hiberfil.sys)

Many Windows 10 PCs and most Windows 10 laptops are configured, by default, to hibernate instead of shutting down entirely when their power button is pressed. In addition, most Windows 10 PCs and laptops are also configured to go into hibernation mode after they have been sitting idle for a …

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FIX: Windows 10 Not Seeing One or More HDD Partitions after CHKNTFS

CHKDSK is a utility included in all versions of the Windows Operating System that has been designed to analyze and scan a Hard Disk Drive for damage and other elements such as bad sectors. Whenever a Windows computer shuts down unexpectedly, CHKDSK scans its Hard Disk Drive for damage as …

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FIX: “Pin to Start Menu” and “Unpin from Start Menu” Options Missing in Windows 10

In all versions of the Windows Operating System, when a user right-clicks on a folder, executable file or shortcut to an executable file, the context menu that is displayed contains an entry that reads “Pin to Start Menu” – clicking on which pins the folder, .EXE file or shortcut to …

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Fix: Unable to write to library iPhoto Library

Apple’s iPhoto is an application used to manage photos. It is used to edit photos, organize them, import and share them. It is a great tool for photos management, and came built in every Mac personal computer from 2002 until 2015 when it was replaced by Photos application in OS X …

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Fix: Can’t Create a Lock File at Library/Application Support/Skype/Skype.pid

Skype is an IP telephony service primarily used for audio and video calling but also provides other services such as video conferencing, texting, file transfers, etc. In this century, almost everyone uses Skype. In order to use Skype, users have to install Skype’s application on their systems. There are glitches at times …

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How to Backup and Restore Android Device on a Rooted Phone

Android experts all over the world are in agreement that backing up your phone before flashing any custom rom is the best favor a person can do to himself because it will enable you to have a contingency plan if in case anything goes wrong. That’s why today I will …

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How To Sign into Windows 10 Using a PIN

All Windows users are used to signing in to Windows using a password or none at all. With the new Windows 10 users are able to assign a pin to their Microsoft Windows account. This is one of the biggest reasons Windows 10 is growing in popularity so fast – …

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How to Customize your Desktop Background on a Chromebook

With people spending large parts of their day in front of their laptops, desktop backgrounds serve the important purpose of creating a productive atmosphere. Having a refreshing picture to greet you every time you turn on your laptop can really set you off in the right direction. Today, we are …

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How to Scan To Email On A Epson WF-3540

The Epson WF-3540 is an all-in-one solution to all of your printing, scanning and copying needs. The Epson WF-3540 is a wireless all-in-one printer that can not only print and scan documents but can also copy them – all while being connected to computers wirelessly. The Epson WF-3540 is capable …

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How to Take Screenshots on Chrome OS/Chromebook

Unlike Windows computers, Chromebooks do not have a dedicated Print Screen key. The process of taking screenshots, however, is sophisticated and simple. In Chrome OS, you have the option of selecting a part of the screen for the screenshot. Chrome OS also automatically saves the screenshot as a png image …

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How to fix Pear install issues after installing from Repositories

Pear (PHP Extension and Application Repository) is a useful tool for installing PHP extensions and repositories on Linux, Max and Windows.  It allows for adding functionality to PHP, without the risk of code found randomly on the Internet. In case you are unaware, adding code without knowing that the source …

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How to set-up and use multi-touch gestures on the Chromebook Touchpad

Chromebooks have a reputation for quality touchpads. Google ensures that each Chromebook has a good enough touchpad because Chrome OS is heavily loaded with touchpad functionality. Let us take a look at the things you can do with your Chromebook touchpad. Setup your touchpad Chrome OS provides the option of …

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How to Overclock Skylake 6600K

If you are thinking of buying one of the Intel Skylake CPUs, you are probably going to wonder, sooner or later, about its overclocking potential. That is nothing unusual since we are talking about powerful CPUs which go between $200 and $300, and for that price I am sure all …

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SOLVED: “Unable to initialize audit layer: Permission denied” bug in libvirt-bin after upgrading Ubuntu Server 14.04 to Ubuntu Server 16.04

Today I decided to go ahead and upgrade one of my servers from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04.  It is not recommended to do this on a production server, as there are many issues that can go wrong.  Best practices always indicate that spinning up another server either as a replacement, …

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How to Fully Utilize the Potential of the Chrome OS Search Box

With the Chromebook lineup, Google is tightly integrating its apps and services into the hardware and software. In that spirit, all Chromebooks come with an additional search button, that when pressed opens up an app launcher with a Google search box. The search box in the app launcher is often …

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Fix: Failed No Route to Host On Ubuntu With Multiple Networks

When you have a complex network setup, it is frustrating to have the “No Route to Host” start appearing after raising a new interface.  This is frequently due to the default route being either changed or dropped. To check your default route enter ip route show As show above I have …

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Fix: Drag and Drop Not Working on Windows

The drag and drop functionality is used by almost everyone to move or copy files/folders using mouse to organize stuff on Windows. The same can be achieved by Right Clicking on a file/folder and then selecting Copy/Cut from the pop up context menu that appears in the destination folder but many users find …

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How to Sync Your Chromebook Downloads Folder with Google Drive

If you own a Chromebook, you probably have all your documents and media on the cloud. With Chrome OS, Google wanted us to get used to living off the cloud. The Downloads folder in the Files app is the only way to access local storage on Chrome OS. It is …

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FIX: Error 0x80246002 and BSOD during Windows Update in Windows 10

Many Windows 10 users have suffered from and continue to suffer from an issue with Windows Update where they are met with error 0x80246002 almost every single time Windows Update attempts to download and install updates to their computer (something that can’t be turned off). In almost all cases, affected …

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FIX: Icons Always Show Up in List Mode in Windows 10

After installing certain updates to their Windows 10 computers, many users see that the icons in one or more of the folders they have on their computer show up in List Mode even though they had configured them to show up in a different manner prior to the update. It …

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How to Check Hard Drive Space on a Mac OS

As unbelievable as it sounds, most of the users don’t regularly keep track of the free space they have left in their Macs unless the system starts giving up on them and when it’s usually running out of space. Whether you are planning to download a large file, or just …

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Installing Free SSL Certificate on LEMP Stack with Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, open certificate authority, provided by the Internet Security Research Group. Free for anyone that owns a domain name to use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate. The ability to automate the renewal process, as well as working to make it easier to install …

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