Audio not working or Problem with sound in Windows

Trouble: We have received certain problems from the users reporting that the audio is not working after they have installed / uninstalled certain devices. For example: one of our readers installed wireless modem and after that the sound of the computer is not working. Why sound stops working? Most common reasons for this trouble are: Such kind of troubles arise …

How to protect your computer from virus in pen drives

Trouble: We have received lot of problems where computers got infected easily by the viruses in the pen drives, pen drives have become one of the most easiest carriers of various types of viruses these days. We will tell you how pen drives normally infect your computer systems and how can you open pen drive safely and back up your …

How to fix system restore not working in Windows XP

Trouble: We just received a mail for one our readers Ravi, saying: “system restore is not working”   What is System Restore?   System Restore is a component of Microsoft’s, Windows XP systems which allows the roll back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of a system failure. It is a …

Get Administrator rights in your windows limited account

Trouble: One of our readers Akhilesh submitted a problem “In my system administrator account is disabled and I have a local user account,but I have no admin right.please give me some solution” Such a problem can be solved on two ways, one is to Reset the administrator password and login using Administrator account. First way is already published here. The …

How to recover a modified email attachment file in Microsoft Outlook

Trouble: You may have encountered a situation when you modify a email attachment file which comes as an email attachment from someone, after making all the modifications to the file you have closed that file editor program. But after some time, you are not able to locate the modified file because you have opened it directly from email message on …

Fix remote desktop connection error "The connection was ended because of network error"

Trouble: One of our reader Rameshwar reported us a problem regarding remote desktop connection on windows XP. When he tries to connect to a specific machine on LAN, rather than getting connected Windows xp gives the following remote desktop connection error – “The connection was ended because of network error” Let’s see how can we fix this remote desktop connection …

How to remove Newfolder.exe virus

Trouble: One of our readers reported about a virus in his pen drive,his drive is infected with Newfolder.exe virus. He has some very crucial data on the drive, so he cannot format the drive. What is NewFolder.exe virus? New Folder.exe virus disables task manager, disables registry editor, disables folder options, and disables run option from start menu. Virus creates exe …

Not able to show hidden files and folders

Trouble: Sometimes a virus or some malicious script makes the hidden files and folders not visible even when it is explicitly enabled. In this case even if the user enables the Show hidden files and folders in Tools > Folder options > View menu, Hidden files and folder does not become visible. Lets see how to fix it.

Drive opens in new window on double click in windows XP

Trouble: One of our readers reported, when ever he double clicks on any of the drive to open, it opens automatically in new window. As we all know the expected behaviour is that each drive opens in the same window until a user has explicitly set the option Open Each Folder In Its Own Window. under File menu >> Tools …

Recorded DVD or CD contains data but appears blank in windows xp

Trouble: Sometimes it happens that when you insert a recorded data DVD or CD into your CD or DVD reader but rather then displaying the data it displays the disc as blank.   Note: It’s not your CD or DVD reader fault at all when it reports the recorded media as blank.   This problem may occur when you use …

Computer is slow at start up, takes too long to boot up

Trouble: Recently a friend of mine asked us to help her out with slow start up of her computer. It takes too long to boot the computer. It was very slow even after it boots. Though the computer had a decent hardware configuration. This problem is not un-common. The main reason behind such problems is too many start-up tasks start …

USB pen drive detected but doesn’t show up in My Computer

Trouble: You may have faced a problem when you insert your pen drive and it gets detected very easily but it doesn’t show up as a drive icon in My Computer. The computer detects the pen drive but data on pen drive is not visible as the pen drive is not visible in My Computer (Explorer). This problem occurs mainly …

Nokia PC suite troubles with bluetooth.

Trouble: We have been constantly receiving mails from readers about the troubles regarding transfer of files via nokia PC suite using bluetooth connection. The most common problems are : Not able to send/receive files or songs from PC to phone and vice-e-versa. The connection to phone is lost abruptly. Bluetooth connection not detected by nokia PC suite. Fix: Lets us …