Problem in formatting pen drive

Trouble: We have received many problems mentioning that they are not able to format their pen drives. Some of them have written that the pen drive capacity displayed is not correct.   When they try to format the pen drive, Windows Shows error "Can not format the pen drive". There can be more than one reasons behind such problems, some …

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 …

Pen drive blocked-disabled at office or college computer – Unblock it

Trouble: We have observed this problem at may places that you need some data on your pen drive but the USB drive or pen drive does not work. Windows gives a notification “Found new hardware, USB Mass Storage Device, please install drivers for it.”   Windows will now show a New Hardware Wizard to install the drivers. Lets see in …

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 …

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 …

Run Command Button Not Visible in Start Menu

Trouble: We have received this problem from our readers that in his windows  Start Menu, he can not find the Run button. Look at the image below.     This usually happens because of the start menu items settings. These settings may be altered by some virus or malicious script.   Let us see how this can be fixed in …

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 …

Screen-saver not activating working in windows

Trouble: Few days back, we received a mail from one of our readers, Ian from Jenak Industries Inc reporting problem with windows screen-saver. He reported that “I cannot get my computer to activate the screen-saver all I get when I got tothe change scree-saver in control panel and activate a program it accepts it but when the  display turns off …

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 …

Delayed Write Failed Error with USB drive

Trouble: I have been using my portable hard disk drive for more than an year now. Its a laptop hard-disk of 2.5 inches, 80GB capacity with a USB 2.0 casing. By now the drive has become nearly full, there is little free space. Three days back, I got a warning saying “Windows delayed write failed –  Windows was unable to …

How to remove downloaded but not yet installed windows update files

Trouble: One of our readers Jaime reported a problem regarding the windows update, he says “How do I delete already downloaded but not yet installed Windows update file?”   As stated in the statement above user has downloaded windows update files through windows update but because of some reason he does not want to install those windows update. But windows …

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 …