Save Downloaded Windows Update Files For Re-Use

Trouble: You download lots and lots of windows update files from Microsoft. One fine day if your Windows gets ill and need a re-install, you will have to again download all those Windows Updates after a fresh install on windows. It is such a waste of time.   Another case is when you have a computer which is not connected …

Top 3 free Un-installer Tools To Remove Un-wanted Programs

Trouble: Many a times, some web-sites install certain malicious scripts or software components on your computer which are a threat to your personal data like Credit card details or contact details or passwords. Some of these components are though not that harmful, but will annoy you with ads and pop-ups. Computer becomes really slow and vulnerable when there are many …

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 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 …

End program – WMS Idle message on windows shutdown

Trouble: One of our readers Jasjit reported a problem "When I shutdown my computer a message appears that WMS Idle does not closed properly"   This is a very common problem faced by many computer users. When they shutdown the computer, following error appears: "End program – WMS idle"   What is WMS Idle ?     WMS is media …

How to fix – hal.dll is missing or corrupt in windows

Trouble: One of our readers Senthil wrote “When I switch on the computer the following error will displayed : <windowsroot>\system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt please reinstall the copy of above file”   What is hal.dll ? Short for Hardware Abstraction Layer, HAL is an operating system programming layer that enables the operating system to operate with a hardware device. hal.dll …

Disable data writing on your USB drive to protect it from viruses

Trouble: Majority of the virus problem which we receive from the readers are those cases which infect the system through pen drives. According to our records about 40 percent of the total computer systems got virus or trojan infection through pen drives and USB portable devices like iPOd, Mp3 players etc.   Yesterday, I found a cool utility called Thumbscrew …

Scan and Remove Suspicious ‘autorun.inf’ with Autorun Eater [ virus removal tools ]

We are getting lots of computer problems from readers in which users report the following issues:   1. Cannot open hard disk drives by double click. 2. Double clicking on any drive opens search. 3. Error message being displayed while trying to open drives. 4. Double clicking on any drive opens “Open With” dialog window. 5. Drive opens in new …

Non-System disk or disk error

Trouble: One of our readers reported that when he starts his computer, he gets a message like “Verifying DMI pool, Booting from CD and then there is an error like Non-System Disk or Disk error Replace and press any key when ready” One of the messages shown in this type of problem is given in the image above some other …

Recover deleted files in recycle bin to different location

Trouble: Today we have come up with a small trouble which one of my friend faced when she tried recovering the some deleted files from recycle bin. Problem Statement: She deleted around 15 files from the original location and then overwritten that folder location with some new 15 files with same names. Now she wants to recover those 15 files …