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Buying a new PC is a fun and exciting experience, that is until you realize your new PC will usually not come with all of your favorite software applications installed, nor the vast amount of personal data like your documents, music, photos and movies that are all perfectly organized like on your old computer. Microsoft has a pretty cool application that has made the process of transferring data across computers a little less stressful (and thankfully pretty simple) for everyone. What’s cool is that you can also move data across […]

HDMI audio out does not work

More and more people are cutting the cord on their cable TV subscriptions and instead opting to stream shows directly from their computers directly to their TVs, using a HDMI cable. Unfortunately, a HDMI connection does not always work as smoothly as many people would like, as getting the sound to go through the TV speakers is often a bit of a challenge. Check your video drivers. While it may sound counter-intuitive, the sound going out of your HDMI port is controlled by your video card rather than your sound […]

How do I fix 0x000007E Blue Screen error?

Even seasoned computer users get a shiver of fear over blue screen errors. They are well known for their cryptic messages and that they sometimes can be difficult to troubleshoot and repair. Fortunately, if you know which blue screen error you have, you have won the most difficult part of the battle. Now that you know that you have a 0x0000007E error, you can get down to the much easier task of fixing it. Check your hard drive for problems. This is a very common error when you have a […]

When your computer starts slowing down, there could be any number of reasons for this happening, and with a bit of troubleshooting you can often determine the culprit. We offer a number of free resources within the ReviverSoft Blog if you want to do it yourself and we also have a number of products on our website that will do a lot of the work for you. Working through this troubleshooting process can tell you whether you can solve the problem with some maintenance and optimization, get by with an […]

A “Blue Screen of Death”, or BSOD, is a scary (and frustrating) experience. Your computer suddenly stops whatever it was doing, shows this cryptic error, and then is either rendered useless or mysteriously reboots. On a particularly bad day, this will just keep happening over and over and over again, and you can’t get anything done. Fortunately, once you determine which screen you are getting you can quickly narrow down and solve the problem. NTOSKRNL.exe runs a lot of different things in your computer, so it may take a bit […]

Help: My laptop battery won’t charge

Most people who have have owned a laptop for a while have encountered this problem. Your battery is dead or dying, you plug your laptop in, and you realize that your laptop won’t charge. There are a couple of reasons why this might be happening, but finding the right solution will require some troubleshooting on your part to narrow down the exact problem. Here are some steps that you can take to find out why your laptop won’t charge, and what you may need to replace or repair to get […]

One of the most common complaints among Internet Explorer version 10 users is its continual crashing. One minute you will be happily browsing the Internet, and the next you will receive a message stating, “Internet Explorer has stopped working and needs to close.” If this scenario sounds all too familiar, here are some tips and tricks that may just help you solve this problem. The number one reason Internet Explorer (IE) encounters problems is the introduction of Add-ons, Toolbars, Extensions, Junkware, and Spyware. Sometimes these programs can be reset or […]

How to factory reset your computer

Learning how to factory reset your computer can help you keep your PC running like new. This process will erase whatever existing data and programs you have installed on your hard drive and reinstall Windows to reset your PC to the state it was in when you first opened the box (and sometimes even better since it won’t include all the unwanted programs – crapware – that can come with most new PCs). Some people choose to reset their PC on a regular basis to keep it running at tip […]

What is the 0x000000d1 error? The 0x000000d1 blue screen of death error can be incredibly intimidating when first viewed, but it’s actually a deceptively simple error to fix. A 0x000000d1 error occurs when one of the drivers you have installed on your computer has become corrupted or is behaving in an unstable way. To fix this problem you can roll back your drivers, update your drivers or restore your system to the last known good configuration. If you have recently installed new drivers or new plug-and-play software, it’s very likely […]

At some point, you may find yourself needing the installation disc of the Operating System of your Windows computer. If you don’t have it stored somewhere, the easiest way of getting an installation disc is to order it directly from Microsoft, your PC manufacturer, or any other retailer (or e-tailer) selling OS’s, as they will conveniently ship the disc(s) to you. However, this does not mean that you cannot make it yourself. It’s pretty easy really, all you need to so is download the ISO file (an ISO file is […]

Does your screen occasionally turn black? Does the computer then restart on its own? A screen that blacks out and then restarts could be caused by any number of reasons, fortunately one of the most common resolutions is as simple as updating a driver. DRIVER UPDATE The simplest cause, and solution, to a malfunctioning display is related to your computers graphics (also known as video) driver. A graphics driver is a piece of software that allows a computer’s operating system to communicate with the computer’s graphics system. The driver is […]

How to Check if your Password is Secure

Find out if your Password is Secure enough: These days you have passwords to protect almost every website you visit online. Whether it be for banks, accessing your email or even to leave a comment on an article, you need a password. Passwords are also becoming easier and easier to break. Advanced hackers use some sophisticated (and some not very sophisticated) algorithms to try and randomly guess your password. If you are using easily accessible information such as your birth date or first and last name as your password the […]

Start Menu Reviver has been available for nearly 2 months now and has helped thousands and thousands of people to really love using Windows 8. We have been extremely blessed with the feedback we that we have received from customers. At the bottom of this email I have included some of this great feedback. Please keep it coming! We love hearing it! Submit your feedback here. Today we are extremely excited to announce that Start Menu Reviver is completely compatible with Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview as well as, of course, […]

A belated happy 4th of July

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all a belated happy 4th of July! The 4th of July has become a very important holiday for me. As someone who is originally from Australia, America has become my home since I moved here over 7 years ago. Half of my family is now American (my other half is Australian of course) and ReviverSoft is, and has always been an American company. So plenty to celebrate and to be thankful for. The thing I love the most […]

Want to use Start Menu Reviver on Windows 8.1? We are working on an official release, but until then, here is a BETA version..

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