Repair invalid or corrupt archive errors in downloaded files

Trouble: It happens many a times that you download some file which you badly need, and the downloaded file is a ZIP or a RAR file. Now first thing you do is open the file with windows default utility or WinZIP. Many a times we get an error saying that “it does not appear to be a valid archive”,or “The …

Erratic behaviour when browsing files and folders

Trouble: Once it occurred to me that I was clicking certain file icon with mouse and a lot of other icons ware also getting selected. I opened “my computer” and clicked on certain item and all were getting selected together (strange!). When I opened certain folder, lots of folders opened in new windows. I was confused as what was happening. …

How to avoid chkdsk disk scan at every time booting windows

Trouble: Recently we received a problem from one of the readers on system run a chkdsk disk scan again and again at every time on booting windows. Let’s see how we can solve the problem of disk scan running every time of boot on windows. Fix: Disc scan is one of the protective feature of windows which runs to clean …

Not able to delete a file in Windows XP? delete it with un-locker

Trouble: It happens many time when we try to delete a file on the hard disk, and file does not get deleted. It gives the error message saying “Cannot delete, file is being used by some other program” when we are actually not using the same file. This problem occurs because windows does not release the handle to the file. …

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 …

No beep at start-up. Computer does not boot.

Trouble: Some times we turn on the computer and it does not turn on. There is no beep (sometimes many beeps in a pattern), or any kind of display and the computer does not boot. This happens when POST (power on self test) for the computer fails. Lets see why this happens and what to do in such cases.

RAM upgrade troubles and fix

Trouble: Are facing troubles in running latest application software or games that demand a lot of RAM? You may be feeling the need to upgrade your RAM? But If you are going to add another RAM module to increase the RAM size without removing the old module, it may cause more troubles than good. Let us see the troubles that …

Flickering graphics while playing games or watching movies.

Trouble: We recently received a trouble from one of our readers Adam, that whenever he plays movies or play games on his computer, it starts to flicker. Let us have a look at this trouble and see how this can be fixed. Some common reasons for this trouble can be: Slow performance of hardware. Old or incompatible graphics drivers. Old …

Folder options disabled by Virus / Trojan

Trouble: Are you among those who are not able to access or see your folder options under File Menu>>Tools in Windows Explorer on your Windows XP ? This problem of hidden or disabled folder options occur normally due to malicious virus (w32.rontokbro@mm) activity. The virus creates an entry in registry to disable “Folder Options” in Windows explorer. Let us see …

Not able to install applications on windows ? Fix it in an easy step.

Trouble: Are you not able to install any applications on your windows computer because of insufficient privileges ? When you try to install some applications it normally prompts a window saying you do not have administrator rights. What to do in such case and how to install the applications ? Well there are more than one solutions to this problem. …

Use Windows and Linux together on the same computer

Trouble: Recently we got a mail from one of readers who is not able to boot from Linux on his computer after he had installed Windows XP.There was Linux already installed on his computer. All this has actually occurred because of wrong order of install of these operating system. Fix: It is always desired that you install windows before you …

Fix up flickering problem with your old monitor

Problem: Many times there are such cases when you are using a old monitor which gives a lot of flickering and it goes into the rolling state every now and then so, it is very difficult for anyone to work with such condition of monitor. Solution: To find the solution lets take a look on the main reasons behind this …

Burning process fails during CD / DVD writing

Problem: How many times it happens that you are writing a disc / burning a disc and it abruptly fails. The CD / DVD becomes corrupt and is no more usable. Well lets look at some common reasons for the same and ways to prevent the same.

Not able to play a scratched DVD / CD on your DVD / CD writer / ROM ?

Problem: It happens some times when you try read a scratched DVD or CD on your DVD writer or ROM but doesn’t read it at all. But the strange thing is that the same scratched DVD / CD is being read by your friend’s computer. Don’t worry as you can simply fix your DVD writer / ROM to read that …