Hard Disk Free Space Reduces Automatically in Windows Vista and XP

Trouble: Many of our readers write to us complaining that the free disk space on their Windows Vista or XP computer is reducing automatically. One of our readers Ananya says My hard disk free space reduces automatically almost daily. I have tried restoring memory by deleting backup files, but the next day memory reduces again.   The free disk space …

Analyze hard disk usage with Free WinDirStat Tool for Windows

Trouble: I came across a very useful tool called WinDirStat that graphically shows you what files are consuming what amount of disk space on a particular drive. Its a Free tool, easy to use and very effective.   My problem was that I have a desktop which is few years old, running Windows Xp, the primary partition having Windows installed …

Reader’s Contest – Troublefixer of the week – Windows Login Error – The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively

Trouble:   Hello readers, in continuation to our contest post, this is another post for tickling your geeky skills. The rules are same as mentioned in previous contest posts.   The contest question of this week is: On windows login the error is displayed saying – “The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively” Why …

New Shortcut Wizard Does Not Start or Option Missing in Windows Vista

Trouble: Today I would like to share a trouble which I was experiencing for a long time by now in windows vista.   This problem occurs when ever I right click on my desktop to create a new shortcut by Right Click, New >> Shortcut ( as shown in the image below )   But after select shortcut nothing happens …

Explorer hangs on right click on the drive or Slow right click menu

Trouble:  Sometime back we received a problem in which a reader reported the following problem   “Windows Explorer hangs when I right click on the drive in my computer”   This problem occurs could occur when when some new program gets added which could not instantiate itself. This problem could also arise due to bad context menu handler.   Following are …

Remove Virus, Spyware and Malware with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

Trouble: We have been writing about different computer problems for a long time, we were writing about some specific computer problem which readers submit to us.   But from now on as an additional initiative we will be writing some reviews about different virus removal tools which could be useful for the readers.   Also we will also be writing …

C drive shown in safely remove USB Mass Storage Device list

Trouble: Is your fixed SATA drive or C drive shown in tray in the list of Safely remove USB Mass storage device in Windows ? For many of our readers using Nvidia motherboard the answer is yes !   We have received many mails from our readers regarding this problem. This kind of problem is seen after a windows updated …

Command Prompt disabled by virus

Trouble: We receive around 60 percent of the problems related to the troubles caused due to virus infection. These days virus spread so easily through the pen drives and other portable drives, it has become very difficult for a normal person to protect his/her computer system.   Most common problems which are generally caused by the virus which spread through …

How to check which application or software is using Internet connection

Trouble: There can be viruses or key loggers or some malicious softwares in your computer which might be connecting to Internet in background secretly. There are also many softwares which use Internet without asking for your permission.   So the big question is:   How to check which application or software is using the Internet connection?     The answer …

How to print your power point slides with notes

Trouble:  Yesterday one of my colleague asked me how can he take a print out of a Microsoft Power Point Slide with notes as well.   He was facing this problem when he was trying to print one his power point presentation on paper but not able see the notes with each of the power point slide. Let’s see how …

How to fix system tray icons missing in vista and xp

Trouble: Many a times when the windows boot, the tray icons like volume control icon, network status icon, safely remove hardware icon etc. which should be visible in the tray are not visible properly. In such a case, many a times you will find volume control missing, or you will find Safely remove hardware icon missing, or any other useful tray …

Error message on startup “Windows\System32\config\system” file missing or corrupt

Trouble: These type of error messages comes when Windows XP system that does not start because of corruption in windows registry.   Most of the windows users who face this type of problems could not start windows, see the error messages like some mentioned below:   Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM …

Notepad / My Documents / My computer opens on windows startup

Trouble: This is one of the most common problems experienced by people, as many readers reported this problem in a different way.       Notepad opens at windows startup My documents opens at windows startup My computer startup at windows Some of the readers also reported that it happens after installing some applications, some of them says that this …