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 …

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 …

Drive Icon Missing | Drive Icon Changed In Windows

Trouble: Recently one of our readers reported that his drive icon is not visible for a particular drive. This kind of problem was once reported earlier by one of our readers Kavi. Kavi himself solved this problem and sent sent us the fix before we started working on the problem. So today I am going to share this fix with …

Forward and Back button disappear in Firefox navigation toolbar

Trouble: For a change today I am going to share one of the problem which I have been facing for last 2-3 days. This issue started appearing after installing just released as Firefox 3.0 RC 1. I have been facing firefox navigation buttons problem.   Whenever I start Firefox both backward and forward button are not visible ( as shown …

Four Reasons Why Computer Does Not Boot

Trouble: We have received many problems from our readers over past few months over the problem that the computer does not boot. In some cases Windows does not load properly. Its really troublesome to be in such a situation when your computer is ill.   As a matter of fact we have written a couple of posts which gives solution …

Fix the most common standby, hibernate issues faced in windows

Trouble: We have been receiving some emails form the readers who face different type of error messages while trying to standby or hibernate their computers.   This type of abnormal behavior at the time when your computer tries to enter standby or hibernate occurs due to following reasons: Incompatible display drivers or no display drivers Hardware may not support hibernation …

Windows cannot mount Boot Volume

Trouble: One of our readers, Mehraj, sent us a problem saying whenever he powers on his computer, the computer does not boot. It show error message like “Unmountable Boot Volume or STOP 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME” message. It can really trouble someone a lot if the computer refuses to boot at all. In such cases the computer even does not start even …

Icons, task bar disappears and Windows Explorer does not start

Trouble: One of readers, Raj Kumar, reported a problem which I have heard from some of my friends as well. He Says: “I have problem viewing icons on desktop, unable to see icons on desktop” The desktop background appears blank with no icons on it (as shown in the image below). The problem is related to disappearing of desktop icons …

Windows does not start due to error message: " Invalid Boot.ini File"

Trouble: One of readers faced this trouble, when Windows XP refuses to boot due to changed or corrupted boot.ini file. This error may appear if the Boot.ini file is missing, damaged, or contains incorrect entries of the operating system. This is how error seems like at the time of boot: (see the image below) Invalid Boot.ini Windows could not start …

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 …

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 …

Not able to run or open any asp.net web applications in visual studio

Trouble: One of our readers got a problem when she tried to create or run new asp.net applications in visual studio after a fresh install of visual studio 2005. She got the error message saying “Visual Studio .Net has detected that the specified web server is not running ASP .NET version 1.1” and it stops. This problem mainly occurs when …