Problem In File Sharing Between Windows Vista and Windows XP

Trouble: I recently bought an HP laptop running Windows Vista, and I have a desktop which runs Windows XP. I connected the two through a wireless/wired router so that both come over same LAN and use the same Internet connection. I was able to access internet on both, but still I was not able to access or share files across …

HP Pavallion Laptop Does Not Boot From CD or DVD

Trouble: Yesterday we were trying to make the laptop we just bought a dual-boot laptop using Windows XP and Windows Vista together. For that, we created the required setup CD with required drivers. When we tried to boot from the CD, we could not do it. We checked the boot order in BIOS, it was correctly set, but still, it …

Diagnose Faulty RAM With Free Memory Diagnostic Utilities

Trouble: My Old Desktop Started to restart abruptly and showing vague graphics abruptly. Computer boots and then restart. The behaviour of my desktop made me suspicious about a fault in either RAM or hard disk.   The reason I was suspicious about these two are that computer beep at startup was normal, that means the mother board and processor were …

Test Your Hard Disk Health With Free Utilities

Trouble: Does your computer restart abruptly, or gets hanged or becomes erratically slow sometimes? If your answer is yes, then Its quite possible that the hard-disk of your computer has gone bad.   In continuation to our series of the post on RAM Diagnostic utility, in this post I will share with you the method of Checking the Hard Disk …

What To Do When Windows Explorer Gets Hanged or Not Responding

Trouble: It is quite a common problem that Windows Explorer hangs. Windows explorer hangs due any reason like heavy memory resource hogging programs and or any other windows problem. It will give a warning saying Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience You can restart your windows explorer when it goes …

Change Gmail Time-Zone When Moving To Other Country | Fix Gmail Time-Zone

Trouble: One of my friends Shijo called and said that the time displayed in GMail emails on his sent and received mails is not displaying properly. The time is 6 hours lagging behind the local time. See the snapshot below to understand what the problem is: In this article we are going to tell you how to fix the time-zone …

How To Know Which Program To Use To Open An Unknown File Extension

Trouble: This is quite common problem that you see a file with some unknown extension and you don’t even know which program to use to open it. Recently we wrote about how can you associate an unknown file extension with a particular program, this post is about how to find which program can open a file with unknown file extension. …

How To Fix "Please Insert a Disk into Drive" Error In Windows

Trouble: We just got a quite common problem regarding pen drives, one of our reader Emmanuel Ayivi sent us a problem regarding pen drive detection. When ever I insert my (4GB my flash) pen drive into my PC and any other PC I amunable to open it. The message that am prompted with is “insert disk into drive”   As …

Can Not Open File By Double Click

Trouble: We have written an article on “Not able to open folder by double click” which a lots of people find useful. But I really wonder how did I miss another similar basic problem, which is Not able to open a file on double click | Double Clicking a file opens Open With Window   Has it happened to you …

Restore Missing Send To Compressed Zipped Folder in Send To Menu

Trouble: It’s quite a common problem that you find some option missing from your Send To menu, one of our reader Kavi reported one problem regarding Send To menu when Compressed Zipped Folder disappeared from Send To Menu   In my PC when I try to send any file to Compress doing right click on it, where the option SEND …

Change Network Settings Of Laptop With Click Of Mouse

Trouble: One of my friends has a laptop, which he uses at office and home, that has one network card. He has to manually change the settings of IP address and gateway etc when he moves from home to office network and office network to home network. He asked me How can I remember these settings and change them with …