May 13, 2011
To those of you who often need to work and present your work with a laptop, you will find that the easy external view explained in this article pretty helpful. Moreover, there is a pretty good chance that you may have come across quite a few levels of difficulties configuring your laptop to work properly with external views. No matter whether you are trying to configure your laptop to work with a VGA, HDMI or DVI output, you may have always wished that things are a lot easier. Well, your wish is granted.
If the version of Windows you are running on your laptop is Windows 7, you only need to hit Windows key along with the P key. You will then be given 4 options which are computer only, duplicate, extend and projector only. In this case, you are least likely to choose computer only as you are about to use an external view.
April 27, 2011
System Restore feature that Microsoft has built into Windows 7 may be pretty effective indeed in keeping Windows safe from troubles. Yet, the bad news is that it takes up a lot of hard drive space. So, if you are not a typical PC user, you may prefer to deactivate this feature instead. However, if you are worried about possible crashes considering Windows 7 is still pretty new, you had better leave this feature active.
To deactivate System Restore function, you will have to open up Control Panel and navigate to System.
April 14, 2011
If you use a Windows operating system, such as Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and Windows 7, chances are you have often noticed that there is a process called svchost.exe running in the background seemingly at all times. You can see running processes by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc altogether to bring up Windows Task Manager. It seems that DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries) trigger the Service Host Process. Unfortunately, there is no limit to how many sessions of this particular process can run. As a result, it may often end up using 100% CPU resources and can even freeze the computer.
April 11, 2011
It has become pretty common for Windows Messenger users to come across a particular message that the application is unable to connect and that users may be better off retrying connection some time later. This would normally take place when users are attempting to log onto the messenger application. The error code for this problem is 80048820 and the extended error code is 80048416. The good news is that there are ways to get over this issue but prior to discussing the ways; it is of utmost importance to find out what actually causes the issues to occur in the first place.
April 8, 2011
Even though Microsoft might have expected its users to report errors that take place on the system, some users may find it rather annoying to get the Error Reporting notification every single time an error occurs and Windows is unable to handle it. Some users may simply want to skip the message at all without having to click on No again and again. Well, fortunately, there are ways to do this and one of the ways is to tweak the Windows registry. This will disable the Error Reporting tool so that it won’t appear any longer in the future. However, it is always best to back up the current registry before attempting to tweak it.
April 6, 2011
Although it may also happen on other versions of Windows, it seems that Windows 7 is the most vulnerable one to Error 43. This is the error Windows users receive when one of the devices attached to their system stops functioning properly, possibly due to driver issues. Unfortunately, it may also trigger other errors. However, it is of utmost importance to keep in mind that error code 43 mainly shows up due to some problems with the computer hardware.
For those of you who are not so familiar about driver, it is a program that is meant to control the corresponding hardware. Driver usually comes along with the hardware you buy. Without a driver, your computer hardware won’t be able to function properly. So, when Windows detects something that seems wrong with the hardware, it will raise error code 43.
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
April 5, 2011
Microsoft had introduced a virtual machine feature, the XP Mode, when they released Windows 7 for the first time. With this feature, it is possible to run Windows XP under Windows 7. The system will act as if the XP operating system is accessed from another physical computer. This makes it possible for Windows 7 users to run older applications that may not be compatible with the latest version of Windows.
April 4, 2011
While attempting to Windows Messenger, it is quite common to come across error code 0×81000370 and error code 80072 efd.
These error codes will show up most of the time due to the .NET Messenger service is experiencing some problems. At times, the cause may well be the server providing the service being down — for maintenance issues or other reasons — or the server is having some sorts of operational issues. As a result, the server is unable to connect the user to the service. Fortunately, there are various ways to solve these error codes, but while it may be done in a matter of minute at a time, it may also last for hours at another time. During problem solving attempt, it may be helpful to use the Web Messenger service provided by Microsoft as an alternative. (more…)
April 2, 2011
While attempting to access .NET Messenger services, MSN users may often come across error code 80048820. Along with this error, there is usually a line of message suggesting the users to retry at a later time.
“Sorry, we are unable to sign you into the .NET Messenger service at this time. Please try again later.”
March 31, 2011
If you use Windows on your computer, chances are you know how annoying it feels when Windows tells you “Access is denied” the moment you attempt to get a file or folder deleted from your system. Another annoying issue arises when you come across an error message saying “The source file is in use” when you need to copy a file or folder from your system. These errors are known to take place due to quite a few reasons. The file or folder you are trying to access is perhaps in use by another user. It may also be in use by the Windows operating system itself. Or, another possibility is that you simply do not fulfill the adequate requirements that are usually owned by the system administrator.