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Pop Up Ad Killer Removal One of the most annoying features on the net is pop up ads. Here are some programs to remove those annoying pests.
How to Remove Internet Explorer
Content Advisor Password
A registry hack to clear the Content Advisor password in Internet Explorer in case you forgot the password.
How to Remove Incredimail Automatically  Automatic removal program for Incredimail
How to Change Forgotten Administrator Password Ways to Recover or Change a Forgotten Administrator Password in Windows XP/2000/Vista
Ways to Speed Up Windows Boot Time  A summary of BIOS, Hardware, and Software changes to help make Windows XP boot faster.
How to Keep Your Computer Up-To-Date   Here are several nice programs to help you check your computer for outdated or insecure software and keep your computer up-to-date with the latest patches
Remove Speedup Browsing by Disabling Addons Popup in IE9   If you are receiving the annoying popup when opening Internet Explorer 9 about disabling add-ons, here is how to fix it.
How to Install Windows Vista on a Blank Hard Drive Installing Windows Vista on a Blank Hard Drive as well as overcoming the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen Error Message during Windows Vista Installation.
How to Create a Good Password   Try these tips and ideas for creating a good password
Printer Access Denied in Windows Vista Trying to connect to a network printer with Windows Vista you receive the error "Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer. Access is Denied". Here is how to fix it
How to Remove or Delete a Service in Windows Vista  Sometimes, you'll find an unwanted service running in Windows Vista. Here is how to delete it.
Troubleshooting the Unmountable Boot Volume Error in Windows XP  Using the Recovery Console to fix an Unmountable Boot Volume Error
What is the Tilde (~) File on My Desktop? A file with the name ~ appears on your desktop, how did it get there, is it dangerous, and can you delete it?
Cannot Install Plugin after Updating or Installing Wordpress 2.8  After installing Wordpress 2.8, you cannot download and install Plugin from the Plugin menu.
Remove Unwanted Icons from the Welcome Center in Windows Vista  Pre-installed programs show up in the Vista Welcome Center even after you have removed them. Here is how to delete them from the Welcome Center.
What is the Config.MSI folder and Can I delete it?  Sometimes you may find a hidden folder called config.msi on your main hard drive in the root directory. This explains where this folder came from and if its safe to delete.
Electronic Greeting Card Viruses with Microsoft Data Access Learn how to clean your computer after accidentally opening an electronic greeting card infected with msdataaccess.exe  
How to Fix Windows Vista Update Error 80244019  If you try to update Windows Vista and receive Error 80244019, you might have the DNSChanger trojan. Here is how to remove it.
How to Change Partition Size Without Reformatting  Many times you need to increase the size of a partition by shrinking another partition adding that space to a partition to make it bigger. Here are the steps and the programs to accomplish this.
How to Get Out of Full Screen Mode  Internet Explorer has a kiosk mode or full screen mode where almost all of the toolbars, clock, and start button disappear. Here is how to return to normal mode.
How to Export MSN Favorites  Export the MSN Favorites file into Internet Explorer Favorites folder
How to Add Spell Check to Outlook Express  Spellcheck is only available in Outlook Express when a Microsoft Office program like Word or Works is installed. Here is a free alternative spellcheck for Outlook Express
How to Fix Error 501 Permission Denied in Outlook Express  When changing fonts in Outlook Express, you may receive an Error 501 Permission Denied. Here is how to fix it.
How to Change the Default Editor in Windows and Fax Viewer  The Windows and Fax Viewer in Windows XP is very handy, but when you want to edit a photo that you viewed, the photo opens in MS Paint. Here is how to change it to the editor of your choice.
How to Set Yahoo Mail as Your Default Email Program  If you use web based email like Yahoo, here is a great way to set it as the default email program in Windows.
How to Fix Incorrect Time Stamp on Hotmail Messages  If you use web based email Hotmail and the time sent and received on your messages is wrong, this is the way to fix it
How to Fix Problem When Network Setup Wizard and Network Connection Won't Open or Run  If you can't open or run the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP or open the Network Connections Control Panel, you may be missing a file. Here's how to replace it.
How to Fix Error Message about Not Enough Server Storage  When you connect to a network computer you may receive a message about there being "Not Enough Server Storage". Here is how to fix this problem in the registry
How to Fix Problem when Windows Security Center reports multiple instances of antivirus program installed when that's not the case  Sometimes after installing and uninstalling different antivirus programs, Windows Security Center will report the multiple instances of antivirus program installed even when only one is installed.
Deleting Typed URL from IE Address Bar  Manually deleting specific URLs from Internet Explorer Dropdown Address Bar
How to Fix Problem with Windows Automatic Updates Not Starting  Windows Automatic Updates is missing from Windows Services and Automatic Updates will not start.
Belarc Advisor Review  Using Belarc Advisor to gain insight into the hardware and software installed on your computer.
Recover from a Corrupted Windows Registry in Windows XP  Step-by-Step instructions on how to use the Recovery Console to fix a corrupted registry in Windows XP
Fix Problem connecting Samsung Galaxy to Computer via USB
If you are having trouble connecting your Samsung Galaxy cell phone to your PC because of a MTP Driver issue, follow these steps to fix it.
Flash Player Will Not Install  Sometimes updates to Flash Player will not install - here is an uninstaller for flash player and instructions to fix it.
Fixing RTHDCPL.EXE - Illegal System DLL Relocation Error in Windows XP  Correct error with Realtek HD Audio Control Panel after installing Security Updates 925902 and 928843
Sound from Computer Speakers Sounds Like A Chipmunk  If your computer speakers sound like a chipmunk, follow these directions to fix it.
What is the Thumbs.db file and can I delete it?  What is the thumbs.db file, is it possible to stop creating it?
How to Delete Your Windows Vista Logon Password  Although it reduces your security in Windows Vista, here is how to delete your logon password so the computer will load straight to your desktop.
How to Fix Blank Add Remove Control Panel When opening the Add/Remove Control Panel, the page is blank or does not open properly. Here is how to troubleshoot this error.
How to Fix BLService Error on HP Vista computer  In Windows Vista on some HP computers, a BLService error will appear. This error is related to Microsoft BitLocker. Here is the solution to fix the problem.
How to Fix Access Denied Error when Using MSCONFIG  When making changes with MSCONFIG, the System Configuration Utility, you may experience an Access Denied error, here is how to solve it.
Maximum Number of Secrets That Bay Be Stored in a Single System Has Been Exceeded  Sometimes when using IMGBURN or similar CD writing software, this error message will appear. More often than not its a rootkit causing it
How to Fix Error During Directory Enumeration If you cannot get a directory listing when using Recovery Console, follow these steps
How to Make Disk Cleanup Run Faster  Delete the Compress Old Files option in Disk Cleanup and make it faster
Windows Defrag Does Not Finish  If Windows Defrag keeps restarts over and over and does not complete, follow these steps to finish a defrag
Acer ERecovery Service is not Available   On Acer computers, sometimes the ERecovery service is not available
Acer Recovery CD Restore Failed When using the Acer Recovery CDs to reformat and reinstall the operating system, you may encounter an error message stating Restore Failed Reason: 0xf0000051 or 0xd0000017. Here is how to fix it.
How to Fix Problems with Windows Help  Opening Windows Help, you may experience misc errors such as one related to itircl.dll. Here is a sweet utility to diagnose and repair misc. errors with Windows Help
How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Will Download But Wont Install   Sometimes when downloading updates for Windows XP, the updates will download fine, but won't install. Here is how to fix this problem.
How to View and Decipher Minidump files   Minidump files caused by Windows Blue Screens can give you vital info on what caused the error and how to correct it
How to Delete Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, and History files Internet Privacy, temporary internet files, and cookies seem to be one of the most common things people want to find out how to delete from their computer.
How to Fix Security Flaw in Adobe Reader  A cross-site scripting flaw has been discovered in Adobe Reader 7.08 and earlier versions as well as Adobe Acrobat.
Fix No Active Mixer Devices Available Error Message Fix this sound card error regarding the  volume control
How to Fix Warning Message about Displaying Secure and Nonsecure Items  How to Delete the Warning Message "This page contains secure and nonsecure items"
Foxit Reader A fantastic, free and fast alternative to Adobe Reader. Print and view PDF files just like Adobe Reader.
How to Disable/Enable the Windows XP Welcome Screen Find out how to remove or disable the Windows XP Welcome Screen and also learn about the Fast User Switching feature.
How to Use Remote Desktop to Access Multiple Computer in your LAN  Here is how to access more than one computer when you are away from home
How to Fix RtlGina2.dll error with Windows XP Welcome Screen  After installing Netgear WG111 USB Wireless adapter you may experience changes to the Welcome Screen and this error. Here is how to fix it.
How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 7  If you are using another browser like Firefox, Avant, or Opera and dont want Microsoft pushing IE7 to your computer use these instructions to remove it and stop it from downloading again.
How to Fix Corrupted Search Provider in Internet Explorer 8   If you receive an error message about a corrupted search provider in IE8, here are the steps to fix it.
How to Use Microsoft Synctoy to Backup Your Files  Use Microsoft Synctoy and a removable drive, external drive, or USB drive to backup your important files on a daily basis
How to Backup and Restore Outlook Express Mail, Address Book, and Settings Find out How to Backup and Restore Outlook Express Mail Setting, Address Book, Mail Rules, etc.
How to Fix Problem of Limited or No Connectivity in Windows XP after installing Service Pack 2 After installing Windows XP Service Pack 2, you receive a warning about "Limited or No Connectivity" on your network or Internet Connection. Here is how to troubleshoot and solve this problem.
Windows Genuine Advantage Problems and Solutions  What is Windows Genuine Advantage and How to Overcome various problems with it
Free DVD Decoder Software for Windows XP Do you have a DVD player in your computer, but cant find DVD Decoder software to use it, here is a solution.
What is a U3 enabled flash drive What is a U3 enabled flash drive and how do I remove U3 if I want to
How to Fix Autochk Not Found error when Windows boots  In some cases, Windows may give you an error about "Autochk Program Not Found" and then continuously reboot. Generally this happens when a hard drive partition has been marked as hidden. Here's how to fix it.
How to Disable the On Screen Keyboard in Windows Vista  The onscreen keyboard is an ease of access feature in Windows Vista, here is how to turn it on or off.
How to fix SVCHOST Application Error 0x745f2780 When you receive an error on the Windows XP login screen regarding SVCHOST.EXE, it may be a corrupted Windows Update issue.
What is the NWPROVAU.DLL file Many times a Hijackthis log will show the NWPROVAU.DLL file with the statement - Unknown file in Winsock LSP. Is this file dangerous and can it be removed?
What is CTFMon.Exe and Can I Remove It?  What is this file, is it necessary for Windows XP, and can it be removed.
How to Fix Problems When Windows Installer Popups Error With Missing .MSI Files  Windows Installer problems can cause programs to not open correctly including asking to install an MSI file. Here is how to fix this problem.
How to Fix Prompt for Click to Run an ActiveX Control on this webpage Because of a patent infringement lawsuit, Microsoft has changed the way IE handles ActiveX controls, here's how to fix the problem for now.
How to Fix Problems Viewing Secure Web Sites If you cannot view secured web sites starting with https, follow these steps in troubleshooting and solving this issue.
Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) freezes when opening new tab  If you experience the spinning favicon of death when trying to open a new tab in IE9, here's what to do.
How to Correct Missing Copy to CD option in My Pictures If the Copy to CD option is missing in Windows XP's My Pictures folder, follow these steps to correct it.
Delete Individual Entries from Run Command History without Clearing Entire RUNMRU List  How to Delete or Remove Individual Entries from the Run Command History in Windows XP
How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070420 How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80070420 when trying to download updates for Windows XP.
What is PDF Spam?  Spam containing PDF files is the latest issue plaguing email. Do these emails contain viruses?
How to Fix Problem Opening Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Outlook wont open, takes a long time to open or gives you an error message? It maybe the outcmd.dat file causing a problem, find out how to fix it.
What is the KB891711.exe file in Windows 98 or Windows ME? Find out what the KB891711.exe file is if its dangerous
What is the Winmail.dat file attached to emails? Find out what the winmail.dat file is and what to do to correct it.
No Menu Bar or Tabs are visible in Windows XP Task Manager When Windows XP Task Manager opens, there are no tabs or menu bar available - find out how to fix this.
Registry Editor is Disabled  How to Fix Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator Error
Password is Not Saved in Outlook Express or Outlook in Windows XP Find out how to correct the problem of the password not being saved in OE or Outlook in Windows XP
Spooler Subsystem App Error and How to Fix it How to fix the error
"Spooler Subsystem App has encountered a problem and needs to close"
How to Remove Windows Messaging in Windows XP Windows Messaging in Windows XP and Windows 2000 allows advertisers to automatically send ads directly to your desktop. Learn how to turn this feature off!
How to Disable or Remove Windows Messenger in Windows XP How to disable, uninstall, and remove Windows Messenger instant messaging program from Windows XP
How to Disable System Restore on Windows ME or XP Many times when a virus infects a machine in Windows ME or Windows XP, it cannot be removed properly without first disabling the system restore option. This document explains how to do this.
How to Install NETBEUI Protocol in Windows XP Unfortunately the NETBEUI protocol is not supported in Windows XP. However, NETBEUI is an easy protocol to use when networking Windows machines. Follow these instructions to install NETBEUI on XP.
How to Disable News Headlines
in Netscape Messenger Mail
Remove those annoying News Headlines in Netscape Mail
How to Correct Missing Email Folders in Netscape Bring back those lost email folders with this simple trick
How to Fix Unreadable Fonts in Norton Antivirus If you installed a program like Norton Antivirus or Norton Systemworks only to find when you opened it the fonts were unreadable, here is your solution!
Review of PCDecrapifer  PCDecrapifier is a software removal tool for helping remove all the junk that comes with new computers including internet service provider signup offers, trial versions of programs, and other junk
WinDrivers.com a great place to find Window95 drivers
DriverGuide.com With help from members, they've compiled a huge database of drivers for computer hardware.
Updates.com from ZDNET Similar to the Windows Update Service. Scan your system for program updates from across the web. Highly recommended.
FCC ID Code Lookup Find out who really made that orphan unit in your shop using it's FCC ID number, which you'll find on the back of the unit. We have every FCC ID number from 1987 to the present (over 70,000 of them) on file! Almost everything that emits RF must have this number, from auto alarms to computers.
ZDNET Hardware Help A nice site with an Ask the Experts section to ask and receive answers about hardware glitches and other problems
Wayne's Computer World A good site to ask questions and get a human to answer them. Lots of info on Windows 95/98
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