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If you are someone who loves to listen to music on your computer then the media keys (play, pause, volume etc) on your keyboard some of your heaviest used keys. But what do you do if these keys stop working? Well one option is to navigate to what ever music player you are using and use the controls within the software, but doing this over an over takes up a lot of time. Here is how to fix your media keys so they start working again: 1. Go to Start […]

Here’s a guide to uninstalling stubborn applications that won’t go away.

How to Reinstall Microsoft Office

Sometimes Microsoft Office will become corrupt or unstable. Reinstalling it can fix the problem, but there are steps you must take first.

Sometimes you double-click on a file, and it opens the wrong application. Associating it with the correct one is a bit of a process. We show you how.

Are you receiving code 80072EFD when trying to perform a Windows update? You’re not alone. Here is how to fix it.

Sometimes Windows will give you a cryptic message that says that the software used to decode is not available. Here’s how to fix this issue.

Fixing flicker problems on a PC’s monitor

PC monitors can flicker uncontrollably sometimes. Here are some troubleshooting methods to fix this issue.

Crashes and other errors can be more than just a nuisance. They can slow your computer down, or in some cases, may even cause you to lose important information. There are some useful tools within Windows that can help you diagnose and correct these errors to help you get on with your activities in no time. The Event Viewer is one of Windows’ most vital diagnostic tools. The Viewer can display which errors occurred and help you find out why they occurred. It will also display the level of urgency, […]

One of the biggest frustrations about trying to troubleshoot any computer problems is that the cause of the offending errors are often hard to identify. Computer malfunctions and errors sometimes seem to pop up out of nowhere and with no apparent reason. One minute your computer is working perfectly fine; the next minute it’s taking forever to boot up or programs aren’t functioning smoothly. Fortunately, Microsoft Windows comes equipped with a helpful program that is little-known among many Windows users. Event Viewer logs every event that occurs on your computer […]

How to find out the cause of your BSOD

The Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD, has been a constant source of frustration for Windows users over the years. A BSOD occurs when Windows runs into a critical error. When these errors occur, Windows halts whatever it is doing, displays a screen with relevant error information, and restarts the system. Not only are these errors an annoyance, but they can lead to the loss of important data and signify a serious problem with your machine. How to find out the cause your BSOD BSODs are serious errors, and unfortunately […]

How to boot into Windows 8 Safe Mode

One of the most common first steps when it come to PC troubleshooting techniques is booting your PC into Safe Mode. Safe Mode allows you to boot your PC into a limited version of Windows. In Safe Mode only the absolute essential drivers and files are loaded. This is often useful to repair problems caused by malware infections, recent hardware changes, or faulty updates. Getting into Safe Mode is a simple process for older versions of Windows (you hit the F8 key repeatedly before the Windows logo appears when you […]

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 […]

Your computer has served you well over the years, but lately you’ve been running into issues that you haven’t experienced in the past. You haven’t made any notable changes to your system and so you’re a little baffled by what’s causing the problem. Sound familiar? You’re starting to see blue screens, your hard drive is making a horrendous noise, or your computer beeps at your when you turn it on. Hopefully it’s something as simple as a driver or software update but maybe you’re about to experience a hardware failure. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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