Registry errors and troubleshooting

What does Registry or Registry files mean? The Registry is a centralized data structure that Windows programs, including the Windows itself, use to store configuration data. Every software installs specific registry files into the registry called registry keys, those files help the operating system on how to deal with this particular software… hence the software meant by a program or a Windows driver. Can I manage and deal with the Registry directly? You can do that BUT it is highly not recommended as the Registry files are so critical and…

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How to backup my files after Windows crash?

Normally we install Microsoft Windows on Drive C, and when Windows is crashed we start clamoring for how to get our files that stored on our desktop or other locations on C drive such as my documents … etc, and even if the operating system installed on other partition rather than C. Note: I’m mentioning the Windows partition because some times when Windows is crashed because of a virus or registry errors and cannot be repaired we do a clean Windows installation which requires formatting the partition that the current…

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LCD vs Plasma monitors – which one to buy!!

Always people think about what are the differences between Plasma and LCD monitors, or which one to buy and best for use !!! unfortunately there are no specific answers to these questions that can clarify which product is the best over the other… however in this article I will tell you all the advantages and disadvantages between Plasma and LCD monitors and will leave the decision for you as per your requirements… I will also teach you how to identify the monitor whether it is a LCD or Plasma… What…

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What is a Video Card?

The video card is an expansion card within the computer that allows the computer to send graphical data to a video display device such as a monitor or projector, hence its also known as graphics card, graphics adapter and a video adapter. How many types of Video Cards? There are basically two types: External Video Card Is an additional piece of an electronic circuits board that is connected to the mother boards via a slot (Video card slot) and provide the outputs to the display devices, this type of video cards can…

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Hardware Devices or Components – How to identify them?

PC Hardware Devices or Peripherals drivers Sometimes when you have a situation of having a PC just formatted but without hardware devices drivers installed on it, you need to get the correct drivers for the computer hardware peripherals or hardware devices and install them to solve this issue and to accomplish that you need to read the below tutorial as it covers several areas of this problem. How to identify the Pc hardware components and install the correct drivers for them? You can prioritize this process starting with the easiest one as…

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Video Codecs issue – Can’t play a video file on my computer!

I am trying to play a video file but the media player says there are missing video codecs? Sometimes when you play a video file using the Windows Media Player or any other players you get a message after the playing failure stating that a missing video codecs are required in order to play this media file. What does a video CoDec mean? A codec (‘Compressor-Decompressor’ or  ‘Coder-Decoder‘) is a computer program that handles the encoding and/or decoding of a digital data stream or signal, also defined as a software that compresses and decompresses audio and video data streams. The…

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Can’t you Update your Windows?

If you are unable to perform your Windows update due to an error, its most probably the error that comes with the code of 80070002. What is the error code: 80070002? This is a Windows update error that may happen sometimes due to some factors which prevents the system to perform the update process, normally this problem happened in Windows Vista and Windows 7. How do I fix the Windows Update error 80070002? You need to follow the below steps to resolve this issue as per Microsoft: Disable the Windows Update Service.…

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The Power Supply and its problems

What is the Power Supply? It is the metal box located inside the PC case that provides the power to the whole computer so it can operate, also called the PSU. It has a fan inside of it to cool down its electrical components in order to function normally. When you connect the power cord to the PC back side you are basically connecting it to the input power socket of the Power Supply. How does the Power Supply work? The power supply converts the national AC power (110v or 240…

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Cleaning the CPU Fan did not solve the overheating!!

What if cleaning the CPU fan and heat sink from dust did not solve the overheating? When I discovered that my CPU is getting overheated I have cleaned the CPU fan and heat sink following the steps in the previous tutorial “How to deal with my CPU overheating?” it did reduced the overall temp but it did not solve the problem 100% because I discovered that the fan is no longer capable to handle the heat produced by the CPU, so I purchased a new heat sink with bigger fan…

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How to deal with my CPU overheating??

CPU overheating, how to deal with it ? Have you ever experienced PC hangs under heavy load or after some hours of usage? or sometimes your computer behavior become unstable? those symptoms happen because of many reasons such as Virus infection, Power-supply defection or loose contact, Hard disk defection or bad sectors, RAM problems (Learn how to check your RAM for errors) ….. etc, but one of the most common reasons is the CPU overheating, and that mostly because either your CPU heat-sink fan filled with dust or has expired so it cannot perform as good…

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How to check my RAM for errors?

What symptoms lead me to check my RAM for errors? If your computer hangs sometimes or several times a day while watching a movie, using a program, surfing the internet, chatting with someone or any other activities there might be a problem with your RAM, I know that the cause of a computer being hanged may vary and there might be several reasons behind that but one of those reasons is the RAM and thats why we should check out ram for issues. What does a RAM mean? The RAM is a fundamental component for…

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Install Windows from usb, Boot Windows XP, Vista and 7 from USB drive..

Will I be able to Boot Windows, install Windows from USB stick directly? Yes, you will be able to install Windows from usb, boot Windows XP, Vista or Win 7 on any PC or laptop that you want from a USB memory stick as per the Windows version you have prepared to use. Booting my computer using USB memory stick is it only for installing Windows? For many reasons, you might need to use the USB memory stick to boot windows on your PC or laptop if you don’t have…

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