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Fix AutoRun feature disabled in Windows 7

fix disabled autorun

Autorun feature allow a CD/DVD to run automatically , then allow a pop up window to let the user decide to run it or not. It is the same with USB devices. Whenever a USB drive is connected, a pop opens automatically, then allow user to decide whether he wants to open the folders, run a file [...]

How to Remove Programs that refuse to Uninstall Normally

unable to uninstall application

One of the important steps in maintaining a PC, is to remove programs which is not necessary for the user. The freeware or shareware program that you may have installed to try it out also needs to be removed once the trial is over. Having too many programs installed in a PC can also lead [...]

Fix Blue Screen Error in Windows 7 and 8

fix Blue Screen Error

With release of every new version of Windows, the operating system is getting more stable with less errors and less compatibility problems. But still the error happens. One of the most notorious errors that Windows is notorious is the blue screen error commonly called BSOD or Blue Screen Of Death. As the name suggests, it [...]

Microsoft fixed 19yr old Windows bug

microsoft fix 19yr old windows bug

Microsoft recently fixed a bug that is almost 19yrs old. No kidding. It seems all versions of Microsoft starting from Windows 95 to the latest Windows 8.1 was carrying this bug. The bug was discovered by IBM researchers in May 2014. According to researchers, the bug enable a hacker to carry on a drive-by attack [...]

Fix System Restore Error 0x81000203 after Windows 8.1 update

system restore Error 0x81000203

After the recent windows update, there are increased instances of getting error 0x81000203 while doing a system restore. Here is the error There was an unexpected error in the properties page: System Restore encountered an error. Please try to run System Restore again. (0x81000203) Please close the property page and try again. The problem seems to [...]

How to Install Uninstall Program in Safe Mode

windows installer safe mode

Installing programs in Safe mode reduce the chances of software conflict since all third party software's are disabled in Safe Mode. Uninstalling a program in Safe Mode is recommended especially in complicated cases where a software refuses to uninstall normally. But the problem is installing or uninstalling a program is disabled in Safe Mode by [...]

How to fix Windows 8.1 update error 0x80240031

windows 8.1 update error 0x80240031

Just the other day, tried upgrading to Windows 8.1 on my friends computer and encountered this error message. “Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn’t be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x80240031” There can be multiple reasons for this error message. This can be an issue with corrupted file, compatibility issues with software or [...]

Speed up device after OS X Yosemite upgrade

upgrade to mac yosemite

Your Mac, iPad or iPhone can get slow after doing an OS X Yosemite upgrade. This is a common occurrence as there can be multiple reasons as to why the device is slow. Here are some steps that you may try on device to speed up performance. This can be tried on older device as [...]

How to start Windows 8.1 in Safe Mode

windows 8 safe mode

Safe Mode is an essential troubleshooting tool for every windows owners. It is part of the advanced windows troubleshooting mode. Till Windows 8, going to safe mode is simple, just keep tapping F8 and there will be a screen to select any of the advanced windows troubleshooting mode. From Windows 8, the steps are still [...]

Fix Check Disk repeating everytime while launching Windows

chkdsk error

“A disk check has been scheduled. To skip disk checking, press any key within 10 seconds” Are you getting this error everytime you start the computer. This is a common error related to your computer hard disk. Doing a disk check or check disk (commonly called chkdsk) is part of the system maintenance. In this [...]