Forgot Windows password ? Reset Windows password

Trouble: If you forgot your Windows password you will not be able to login to windows. So what to do in this case ? Is there a way to reset the Windows password ? Answer is yes, there is a way to reset or change the password. Let’s see how we reset windows password. Fix: There is a convenient way …

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 …

Computer hangs when creating new folder

Trouble: Recently one of our frequent readers and my colleague Saurabh reported a problem, whenever he does right-click to create a new folder, his computer stops responding for a while. Everything freezes and he has to end explorer.exe task to recover from it. Why computer hangs on clicking new? This happened every-time he does a right-click and New option. This …

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 …

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.

Does your Computer hang frequently? Fix it in two easy steps.

Problem: The mouse freezes and the screen seems to have come to halt and also keyboard does not respond as well. This is generally a computer hang. Main reasons behind the PC hangs are: Why Computer Hangs? 1 Overheating of processor / Motherboard. If the cooling fan is faulty, the processor gets heated up and ceases to work beyond a …

Monitor goes out of frequency and does not display anything

Problem: Monitors have a limit of maximum supported frequency (Refresh rate) for each resolution setting at which display is refreshed. When you set a high resolution with a high frequency that is not supported by the monitor, it displays a message Frequency out of range. Within a few seconds of setting the frequency if you press Esc key it will …