No beep at start-up. Computer does not boot.

Trouble: Some times we turn on the computer and it does not turn on. There is no beep (sometimes many beeps in a pattern), or any kind of display and the computer does not boot. This happens when POST (power on self test) for the computer fails. Lets see why this happens and what to do in such cases.

RAM upgrade troubles and fix

Trouble: Are facing troubles in running latest application software or games that demand a lot of RAM? You may be feeling the need to upgrade your RAM? But If you are going to add another RAM module to increase the RAM size without removing the old module, it may cause more troubles than good. Let us see the troubles that …

Flickering graphics while playing games or watching movies.

Trouble: We recently received a trouble from one of our readers Adam, that whenever he plays movies or play games on his computer, it starts to flicker. Let us have a look at this trouble and see how this can be fixed. Some common reasons for this trouble can be: Slow performance of hardware. Old or incompatible graphics drivers. Old …

Folder options disabled by Virus / Trojan

Trouble: Are you among those who are not able to access or see your folder options under File Menu>>Tools in Windows Explorer on your Windows XP ? This problem of hidden or disabled folder options occur normally due to malicious virus (w32.rontokbro@mm) activity. The virus creates an entry in registry to disable “Folder Options” in Windows explorer. Let us see …

Not able to install applications on windows ? Fix it in an easy step.

Trouble: Are you not able to install any applications on your windows computer because of insufficient privileges ? When you try to install some applications it normally prompts a window saying you do not have administrator rights. What to do in such case and how to install the applications ? Well there are more than one solutions to this problem. …

Use Windows and Linux together on the same computer

Trouble: Recently we got a mail from one of readers who is not able to boot from Linux on his computer after he had installed Windows XP.There was Linux already installed on his computer. All this has actually occurred because of wrong order of install of these operating system. Fix: It is always desired that you install windows before you …

Fix up flickering problem with your old monitor

Problem: Many times there are such cases when you are using a old monitor which gives a lot of flickering and it goes into the rolling state every now and then so, it is very difficult for anyone to work with such condition of monitor. Solution: To find the solution lets take a look on the main reasons behind this …

Burning process fails during CD / DVD writing

Problem: How many times it happens that you are writing a disc / burning a disc and it abruptly fails. The CD / DVD becomes corrupt and is no more usable. Well lets look at some common reasons for the same and ways to prevent the same.

Not able to play a scratched DVD / CD on your DVD / CD writer / ROM ?

Problem: It happens some times when you try read a scratched DVD or CD on your DVD writer or ROM but doesn’t read it at all. But the strange thing is that the same scratched DVD / CD is being read by your friend’s computer. Don’t worry as you can simply fix your DVD writer / ROM to read that …

Stop the security warning-Your computer might be at risk

Problem: How many times it happens that you start you windows xp computer and you see the warining as below on your task-bar? I guess the answer is almost every time ! What does it mean? It is simply a warning from windows security center service when you are using a third party anti-virus or firewall software and not using …

Block applications trying to connect to Internet

Problem: One of our readers "The dark knight" reported a problem that he has recently installed a game which he wants to play offline, but it tries to connect to the Internet every now and then. There are some times when some applications like games ,software’s installed on your system try to connect to Internet for various reasons.This becomes very …

Slow Internet connection? Fix it up with simple tweaks

Problem: We have been receiving mails form our readers who want to speed up their Internet connection, so here are some simple but effective tips to speed up your Internet connection irrespective of whether you have a broadband or a dial-up connection.

Fix volume control icon not visible in task-bar

Problem: Some time it happens that you want to change the volume from the task-bar and the volume control button is not there. No need to worry, this is a simple trouble to fix. Solution: This problem can be fixed in 4 easy steps

Task Manager disabled problem in windows xp

We have received mails from some readers of Trouble Fixers about task manager is disabled on their system suddenly. Problem: It is due to some kind of virus/ trojan activity which normally disables the task manager.Now due to this problem when ever the user press alt+ctrl+del to launch windows task manager it gives an error saying “Task Manager is being …