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find computer temperature

Checking the computer temperature frequently is essential to correctly diagnose the slow performance and frequent computer shut down without warning.  The fact is that in case of overheating of one of the component parts, the processing and transfer of data become much slower than usual, and in exceptional cases, when the temperature reaches critical points, [...]

windows-media-player-error

Windows Media Player, the default media player is one of the best and most widely used of all media player softwares. Being part of the operating system, the media player is also vulnerable to frequent errors and unexplained shutdowns. One of the most frequent error messages is when Windows Media Player refuses to open or [...]

windows 10 no sound after installing version 1308

Just finished troubleshooting the problem with no sound after installing Windows 10 Version 1803 Systems Update (KB4458469). KB4458469 seems to be the responsible file as the problem started after installing it with other cumulative updates. A quick restart after installing the update came up with a red cross which indicates the speaker is not working. [...]

Windows 10 error 0x800705b4 Version 1803

This was a new laptop and it was a fresh installation of Windows 10. So I was not expecting any problem in installing these updates. The update is as big as 3 to 3.5GB, so it took a long time to download. When the installation started, it took a long time but the installation failed multiple [...]

troubleshoot windows 10 lock screen not working

Windows 10 background slideshow seems to have stopped working in my computer after installing the latest 1308 update. It was only displaying one picture. The fix is simple. Here is how to Fix Windows 10 Lock screen slideshow not working. Windows spotlight is responsible for showing background pictures on your screen. The program also seems to [...]

fix file restriction problems

Have you ever come across a situation where you cannot delete a file because of file permission problems? Have you had problems with uninstalling program or installing a program because of file permission problems? Why Windows use file permissions Microsoft introduced file permissions to make Windows more secure. Microsoft introduced file permissions with Windows NT [...]

Microsoft Edge ‘Find on page’ feature not working

Find on Page is a feature that allows Microsoft edge to search for a word or phrase inside a web page. This feature can be opened from the “More” button ( 3 dots on the right side) on the right side of the screen. Microsoft Edge, the default web browser in Windows 10 can also [...]

troubleshoot start menu tiles missing in Windows 10

There was this case when a customer complained about missing a lot of tiles from the Start menu in the process of fixing a malware problem. It is not clear if the tiles were removed because of the malware attack or if it was removed as part of the troubleshooting steps. Removal of tiles from [...]

troubleshoot monitor flicker problems

The other day, I noticed a salesgirl in billing struggling with a monitor.  The poor girl was staring so hard to read the displayed information and complete the transaction. One look at monitor and I could see the monitor was flickering wildly. After a little playing around, the problem was finally fixed by connecting the [...]

troubleshoot print spooler problems

Whether it is Home or Office, Printer has increasingly become a necessary accessory in everyday life. Printers are essential to take print documents, create projects, take picture printouts etc. Most printer issues are simple connectivity or software issues, but it can get complicated at times. One of the problems in Printer is when multiple documents [...]