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How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

Lowell is the founder and CEO of How-To Geek. He’s been running the show since creating the site back in 2006. Over the last decade, Lowell has personally written more than 1000 articles which have been viewed by over 250 million people. Prior to starting How-To Geek, Lowell spent 15 years working in IT doing consulting, cybersecurity, database management, and programming work. Read more.

If you install a lot of different Vista Gadgets you might have come across a situation where your Vista Sidebar no longer is working correctly, or possibly even crashing or (more frequently) just hanging. You can reset the sidebar back to the default settings with a very simple tweak that we’ll explain here.

This tweak is as simple as backing up a file and then renaming it… and when the Sidebar starts back up again it will reset to the default settings.

Note: By resetting to the default settings, you’ll have to add your gadgets back to the sidebar. Hardly a problem if your sidebar doesn’t even work anymore.

Closing the Sidebar

You’ll want to make sure that the sidebar process is completely closed before you do anything else… and just because you don’t see the sidebar doesn’t mean it’s not running in the background.

First, right-click on the Sidebar icon in the system tray, and then choose Exit. (wallpaper found here)

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

You should receive a message asking if you really want to close, which you do.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

Next you’ll want to check Task Manager to make sure that there are no sidebar.exe processes running that shouldn’t be. If there are, just right-click and use End Process on each of them.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

Resetting the Sidebar to Defaults

Open up a windows explorer window and then paste the following into the location bar:

This will open up the Sidebar gadgets folder, where you should see a file named Settings.ini.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

You’ll want to rename this file to something else, or at least make a backup of the file elsewhere. This file contains your current sidebar configuration.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

Now once you re-launch Sidebar from the Start Menu, you’ll notice that a new Settings.ini is created immediately.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

If you are still having issues with a gadget, you can open up the Gadgets folder that you see above, and you’ll see a list of all user-installed gadgets:

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

You can delete any of these folders if you want (always backup your files first).

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

With any luck, you should now have a working sidebar.

Problem description

Windows Sidebar no longer appears on the desktop. When you click the Windows Sidebar icon or try to run the program to start it, Windows Sidebar still does not appear. Several things might have caused this to occur. For example, Windows Sidebar may have disappeared when you uninstalled a program. This article helps you fix the problem and make Windows Sidebar appear again.

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.

Fix it for me

To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in this wizard.

Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

To fix this problem, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click All Programs.

Click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.

Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll

Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll

Restart the computer.

Did this fix the problem?

Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.

For help with common system maintenance tasks in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

Lowell is the founder and CEO of How-To Geek. He’s been running the show since creating the site back in 2006. Over the last decade, Lowell has personally written more than 1000 articles which have been viewed by over 250 million people. Prior to starting How-To Geek, Lowell spent 15 years working in IT doing consulting, cybersecurity, database management, and programming work. Read more.

If you install a lot of different Vista Gadgets you might have come across a situation where your Vista Sidebar no longer is working correctly, or possibly even crashing or (more frequently) just hanging. You can reset the sidebar back to the default settings with a very simple tweak that we’ll explain here.

This tweak is as simple as backing up a file and then renaming it… and when the Sidebar starts back up again it will reset to the default settings.

Note: By resetting to the default settings, you’ll have to add your gadgets back to the sidebar. Hardly a problem if your sidebar doesn’t even work anymore.

Closing the Sidebar

You’ll want to make sure that the sidebar process is completely closed before you do anything else… and just because you don’t see the sidebar doesn’t mean it’s not running in the background.

First, right-click on the Sidebar icon in the system tray, and then choose Exit. (wallpaper found here)

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

You should receive a message asking if you really want to close, which you do.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

Next you’ll want to check Task Manager to make sure that there are no sidebar.exe processes running that shouldn’t be. If there are, just right-click and use End Process on each of them.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

Resetting the Sidebar to Defaults

Open up a windows explorer window and then paste the following into the location bar:

This will open up the Sidebar gadgets folder, where you should see a file named Settings.ini.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

You’ll want to rename this file to something else, or at least make a backup of the file elsewhere. This file contains your current sidebar configuration.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

Now once you re-launch Sidebar from the Start Menu, you’ll notice that a new Settings.ini is created immediately.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

If you are still having issues with a gadget, you can open up the Gadgets folder that you see above, and you’ll see a list of all user-installed gadgets:

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

You can delete any of these folders if you want (always backup your files first).

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

With any luck, you should now have a working sidebar.

หากคุณติดตั้ง Vista Gadgets ที่แตกต่างกันจำนวนมากคุณอาจเจอกับสถานการณ์ที่ Vista Sidebar ของคุณไม่ทำงานอย่างถูกต้องอีกต่อไปหรืออาจจะล้มเหลวหรือ (บ่อยกว่า) เพียงแขวน คุณสามารถรีเซ็ตแถบด้านข้างกลับเป็นการตั้งค่าเริ่มต้นด้วยการปรับแต่งง่าย ๆ ที่เราจะอธิบายที่นี่.

การบิดนี้ทำได้ง่ายดายเพียงแค่สำรองไฟล์แล้วเปลี่ยนชื่อ . และเมื่อ Sidebar เริ่มสำรองอีกครั้งมันจะรีเซ็ตเป็นค่าเริ่มต้น.

หมายเหตุ: เมื่อรีเซ็ตการตั้งค่าเริ่มต้นคุณจะต้องเพิ่ม Gadget ของคุณกลับไปที่แถบด้านข้าง ปัญหาเล็กน้อยหากแถบด้านข้างของคุณไม่ทำงานอีกต่อไป.

การปิดแถบด้านข้าง

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

ถัดไปคุณจะต้องตรวจสอบตัวจัดการงานเพื่อให้แน่ใจว่าไม่มีกระบวนการ sidebar.exe ที่ไม่ควรดำเนินการ หากมีเพียงคลิกขวาและใช้กระบวนการสิ้นสุดในแต่ละกระบวนการ.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

การรีเซ็ตแถบด้านข้างเป็นค่าเริ่มต้น

เปิดหน้าต่าง explorer ของ Windows และวางสิ่งต่อไปนี้ลงในแถบตำแหน่งที่ตั้ง:

% localappdata% \ microsoft \ Windows แถบด้านข้าง

นี่จะเป็นการเปิดโฟลเดอร์ Gadget ของ Sidebar ซึ่งคุณจะเห็นไฟล์ชื่อ Settings.ini.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

ตอนนี้เมื่อคุณเปิดใช้งาน Sidebar อีกครั้งจากเมนู Start คุณจะสังเกตเห็นว่า Settings.ini ใหม่จะถูกสร้างขึ้นทันที.

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

หากคุณยังคงมีปัญหากับ Gadget คุณสามารถเปิดโฟลเดอร์ Gadgets ที่คุณเห็นด้านบนและคุณจะเห็นรายการแกดเจ็ตที่ผู้ใช้ติดตั้งทั้งหมด:

How to repair your crashed or hanging vista sidebar

คุณสามารถลบโฟลเดอร์ใด ๆ เหล่านี้หากคุณต้องการ (สำรองไฟล์ของคุณก่อนเสมอ).

Problem description

Windows Sidebar no longer appears on the desktop. When you click the Windows Sidebar icon or try to run the program to start it, Windows Sidebar still does not appear. Several things might have caused this to occur. For example, Windows Sidebar may have disappeared when you uninstalled a program. This article helps you fix the problem and make Windows Sidebar appear again.

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.

Fix it for me

To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in this wizard.

Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

To fix this problem, follow these steps:

Click Start, and then click All Programs.

Click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.

Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\sbdrop.dll

Regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\wlsrvc.dll

Restart the computer.

Did this fix the problem?

Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.

For help with common system maintenance tasks in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

Learn how to create a fixed side navigation menu with CSS.

Create a Fixed Sidebar

Step 1) Add HTML:

Example

Step 2) Add CSS:

Example

/* The sidebar menu */
.sidenav <
height: 100%; /* Full-height: remove this if you want “auto” height */
width: 160px; /* Set the width of the sidebar */
position: fixed; /* Fixed Sidebar (stay in place on scroll) */
z-index: 1; /* Stay on top */
top: 0; /* Stay at the top */
left: 0;
background-color: #111; /* Black */
overflow-x: hidden; /* Disable horizontal scroll */
padding-top: 20px;
>

/* The navigation menu links */
.sidenav a <
padding: 6px 8px 6px 16px;
text-decoration: none;
font-size: 25px;
color: #818181;
display: block;
>

/* When you mouse over the navigation links, change their color */
.sidenav a:hover <
color: #f1f1f1;
>

/* Style page content */
.main <
margin-left: 160px; /* Same as the width of the sidebar */
padding: 0px 10px;
>

/* On smaller screens, where height is less than 450px, change the style of the sidebar (less padding and a smaller font size) */
@media screen and (max-height: 450px) <
.sidenav .sidenav a
>

Tip: Go to our CSS Navbar tutorial to learn more about navigation bars.

Tip: Go to our How To – Side Navigation tutorial to learn how to create an animated, closable side navigation.

Introduction

This article describes how to troubleshoot the following kinds of issues in Microsoft Outlook when it’s used together with Office 365:

  • Outlook stops responding (hangs).
  • Outlook crashes even though you aren’t actively using it.
  • Outlook crashes when you start it.

Procedure

To help troubleshoot Outlook issues in an Office 365 environment, follow these steps.

Step 1: Investigate possible issues caused by add-ins

Open a Run dialog box. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate to your version of Windows:

  • If you’re running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8, press the Windows logo key+R.
  • If you’re running Windows 7, click Start, type Run in the Search box, and then click Run.

Type Outlook /safe, and then click OK.

If the issue is fixed, click Options on the File menu, and then click Add-Ins.

Select COM Add-ins, and then click Go.

Click to clear all the check boxes in the list, and then click OK.

Restart Outlook. If the issue doesn’t occur, start adding the add-ins one at a time until the issue occurs.

Step 2: Repair Office

  1. Open Control Panel, and then click Uninstall a program.
  2. In the list of installed programs, right-click the entry for your Office installation, and then click Change, and then click Online Repair.

Step 3: Run Outlook Diagnostics

Run the Outlook won’t start automated diagnostics to fix the issues.

Click Run when you’re prompted by your browser.

If the tool doesn’t resolve the issue, go to Windows or Look to start Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 (SaRA).

On the first screen, select Outlook, and then select Next.

Select any of the following options, as appropriate, and then select Next:

  • Outlook keeps hanging or freezing
  • Outlook keeps crashing with a message “Microsoft Outlook has stopped working”.

SaRA runs some diagnostic checks, and returns possible solutions for you to use to try to fix Outlook connectivity issues.

Step 4: Create a new Outlook profile

If you ran SaRA in Step 3, and you created a new profile, you can skip all of Step 4.

Open Control Panel, and then click Mail.

Click Show Profiles.

Select the profile that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

Removing the profile also removes associated data files. If you’re not sure whether the data files are backed up or stored on a server, do not remove the profile. Instead, go to step 4.

Click Add.

In the Profile Name box, type a name for the new profile.

Specify the user name, the primary SMTP address, and the password. Then, click Next.

You may receive the following message:

Allow this website to configure [email protected] server settings? In this message, click to select the Don’t ask me about this website again check box, and then click Allow.

When you’re prompted, enter your logon credentials, and then click OK.

When Setup is finished, click Finish.

Step 5: Run SaRA Advanced Diagnostics before you contact Support

This step creates detailed information about your Outlook configuration and provides solutions for any known issues that are detected. It also gives you the option to upload your results to Microsoft so that a Support engineer can review them before you make a Support call.

  1. Click Outlook Advanced Diagnostics.
  2. Click Run when you are prompted by your browser.

More information

For more info about command-line switches that are used together with Outlook, go to Command-line switches for Microsoft Office products.

The complete solution to this annoying notification

Being the computer guy in my family, I perform all the technical support tasks and sometimes run into strange issues that I decide to write about.

Of course with Windows, it seems you never really run out of strange issues to deal with! There’s always some crazy and cryptic error popping up that makes you scratch your head.

One such issue is with Windows and it relates to the following errors:

or

This is quite an unusual problem, but if it happens to you, it’s very annoying! Anytime you try to open, move, or copy something, you will get this error. It’s usually also associated with slow computer performance and crashing of the entire OS.

There are a couple of things you can try out to fix this annoying issue in Windows:

Rebuild Windows Search Index

This method is quick and easy, but may not work if you are having serious issues. Still it’s worth a shot before going to the other steps where you have to delete stuff.

First, type Indexing Options in the Start Menu’s search box, then click on the Advanced tab/button and then click Rebuild.

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You can also try clicking on Restore Defaults if Rebuild does not work. If, for some strange reason, you are not able to select anything on this page, you can rebuild the searcher index manually by editing the following registry key:

HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows Search/SetupCompletedSuccessfully

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Change the value to zero and then restart the machine. However, if you can avoid registry key modifications, that’s the best! Also, make sure to create a restore point before making any registry edits.

Delete the Windows Search Index Program Folder

If the above method did not work, you can try to delete all of the files associated with search indexing in Windows by deleting everything inside these folders:

If you do not see these folders, you need to turn on viewing for hidden folders by going to Windows Explorer or My Computer and then choosing Tools, Folder Options.

Go to the View tab and scroll down till you see Show hidden files and folders. You should now be able to see the ProgramData folder. In Windows 10, just click on the View tab and check the Hidden Items box.

Again, make a backup of the files in the directories before deleting them just in case, but they really are not that important.

If you get an Access is Denied message when trying to delete the files, you will first need to stop the Window Search Index service by going to Control Panel, then Administrative Tools, and then clicking on Services.

The service should be called Windows Search or Windows Searcher. Double click on the service and click Stop.

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After you delete the files, restart the computer and the index will be rebuilt and hopefully your error will be gone!

Remember the search index service is not critical, so you’re not going to mess up your computer by disabling the service or deleting its files. Enjoy!

Founder of Online Tech Tips and managing editor. He began blogging in 2007 and quit his job in 2010 to blog full-time. He has over 15 years of industry experience in IT and holds several technical certifications. Read Aseem’s Full Bio

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I have an alienware m17 laptop the system specs are:
core 2 duo 2.26
4 gb ddr3 ram
250 gb hard drive seagate
dual ati 3870 video cards

Everything in the system seems to be fine but i get random lock ups to where the keyboard and mouse do nothing and it doesnt display a blue screen just freezes the
screen. im running vista home premium 64 bit i had problems just getting it to install. For some reason it will install xp, vista, and 7 32 bit version just fine with no
problems but if i try to install any of those that are 64 bit halfway through the expanding files it will freeze the system at the same spot 31% some reason it let me install
vista 64 bit when i put it into safe mode with networking but now whenever i go to install something it will lock up. it will run fine for hours surfing the web and all the
other things but once you try to install updates or big programs it will just lock up in the middle of an install. i have ran memtest86 no errors i did windows memory
diagnostics no errors and i did a disc check on the hard drive and no problems. i have all the drivers installed and up to date ive removed one of the video cards still the
same problem i even took one memory stick out swapped them and tried one at a time still i get random lock ups. i have checked the temp its not running hot at all
normal temps for everything. the last thing i can think of is the hard drive is faulty and isnt letting certain things be wrote on it. any help would be greatly apreciated.

bios are set to defaults and up to date too

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While bios editing may yield some results. In most cases the actual motherboard needs to be replaced. I did bios edits myself and with AlienWare support team. We even updated the bios to no avail.

Simply put. THe M17’s never should have been put into production. According to a tech I spoke to the M17 has the highest rate of issues that alienware has ever experienced. If you have the warranty use it. If you dont have it. then hopefully you logged the issue before your warranty expired with Alienware. If you did log it they are required by law to fix that issue.

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How to Fix Left 4 Dead 2 Install Problems, Freezes and Errors

Even though criticized at first, Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best welcomed releases of the year, Valve’s shooter providing tons of quality to the computer gamers. However, not all of us are able to enjoy the game – we’ve heard reports regarding Left 4 Dead 2 freezes, the game being unable to run after installation, Steam-related problems, Left 4 dead 2 keeps crashing windows 10 and so on. In this article we’ll try to find out the perfect solution to fix the L4D2 errors and problems.

First thing you should do if you’re experiencing any kind of problem (like why my left 4 dead 2 keep crashing), is to check if your computer meets the minimum system specifications required to run the game (see them listed on Steam, at the bottom of the page). If you meet the specifications, try to update your video and sound drivers. If these things don’t fix the problems, let’s see what we can do in specific cases.

1. Left 4 Dead 2 doesn’t run after the installation

Strangely, this is the most reported problem. It usually affects people running Vista or Windows 7 because the game requires Steam Service to run – and fixing it could fix the problem. Fortunately, a Valve representative teaches us how to fix this problem via the official forums. This is what to do:

a) First fix: Exit Steam and open Command Prompt in windows then run “c:\Program Files\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe” /repair. Start Steam and run the game. Hopefully it works.
b) If it doesn’t, try this new trick: Exit Steam and delete the file SteamService.exe (located in the Steam installation folder) then restart Steam.
c) If this doesn’t fix the problem either, you could try a last thing: exit Steam, Head over to Control Panel → Programs and Features, right click on Steam and click Repair. It will take a while but it will probably worth the wait.

2. Can’t install Left 4 Dead 2 (“incomplete installation (35)” error message)

This error message means that either your connection to the internet has gone AWOL or that you have a firewall that’s blocking access of the application. In the second case, make sure your firewall allows outbound TCP connections to port 27019. The server port for this system has been changed to 27031, which is used by other services and should improve the reliability of this connection, as it should already be open in any firewall that supports steam.

3. How to fix random crashes of L4D2 to the desktop

There are two possible solutions that might do the trick. First one would be to turn off the gore in the game – to do so right click on the Left4Dead2 executable and click properties. Click on Set Launch Options… and add -lv at the end of the line.
Another solution, offered by a moderator on the Steam forums, is to close Steam and go to the steamapps folder in the Steam installation folder. Delete the files “left 4 dead 2 client.ncf” and “left 4 dead 2 common.ncf”, restart Steam, right click on L4D2 and install.

4. Random freezes, stutters and slow frame rate

If you have this problem, try to turn off multicore rendering. If that doesn’t fix the problem and you’re using nVidia drivers, go to their official website and try installing the beta driver version 195.39. If that doesn’t fix the solution either, try using the mat_queue_mode 0 command in the console – users reported great results using this solution.

Hopefully we have here enough to help you fix Left 4 Dead 2 and enjoy it properly. If you have any other problems or solutions, please post them in the comment section below and maybe somebody will help.

There’re a myriad of methods to shut off an iPad, but something could be amiss if it’s closed down in any way outlined in the following:

  • iPad keeps turning off by itself and will not stay on
  • Shut off randomly and go black then return to the lock screen
  • Switch off all of a sudden with Apple logo showing up and then reboot
  • Display “slide to power off” screen without asking

Though no clue comes forth when iPad keeps shutting off or crashing on its own, four common elements should be at faulty: overheating, battery problem, software conflict and hardware failure. Just stand with us to tackle these issues head-on and make everything work swimmingly again.

Fix iPad (Pro, Air, Mini) Shutting Down Repeatedly

Test out these simple troubleshooting tips first to see if your iPad can stay ON:

1. Set Auto-Lock to “Never”: Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock and tap Never.

2. Keep your device cool. This means a lot if your iPad keeps shutting off randomly while charging or playing games.

If the issue still concerns you, here’re other solutions that could give you some peace of mind and get the malfunctioning device to come to life.

Force the device to restart

This is an easy, quick and harmless way to rectify most cases of iPad shutting itself off at random times and intermittently. Meanwhile, it’s necessary to do so for correctly closing the apps that’s crushed and still running during the unexpected shutdown. The entire force-restarting process takes you just a minute or two:

Force reboot an iPad with Face ID: Press the Volume Up button for one second then release. Press the Volume Down button for one second then release. Press and hold the Power button for five seconds until the Apple logo appears.

Force reboot an iPad with Home button: Press and hold the Home button and Power button for about 10 seconds until the apple logo appears. (Ignore the red slider if it appears.)

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Supply the battery with enough power

When the battery promptly depletes and reaches out to almost zero, it’s normal that iPad keeps trying to power off and the screen turns black automatically. And the fix comes in handy: plug the device in the charger via an USB cable – preferably the one that came with it- to bring the battery up to 80% or more.

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Tips: If the battery has been sufficiently charged to 100% but the iPad turns off by itself after you unplug it from the charger, sort out the charging problem with the simple steps from this nifty guide.

Third-Party Tool Does Even More

As reported from Apple’s forum, there’s also a case where an iPad keeps shutting off randomly even with 50 or more battery left before charging. To get around such firmware glitch radically, we have to admit that iOS System Recovery gets high scores for its repairing intelligence and convenience. It delivers a quick detecting and narrowing down the issue resources and automates resolving what it has found in the background. And it explains each step in less technical terms to guide you in the right direction smoothly to keep iPad from shutting down repeatedly.

This versatile toolkit also can breathe new life into an iPad that keeps giving “slide to power off” screen or that shuts off every 3 – 5 minutes after latest iOS or iPadOS upgrade. You can swiftly get the hang of how to apply the software to repair via the statement and screenshots shown below.

Step 1: Plug your device to a computer

Run the software on a computer and establish a connection between your iPad and the computer via a standard USB cable.

Reach the “More tools” header and click it. Then, hit “iOS System Recovery” on the resulting menu.

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Next up, locate the Start button and press it.

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A new window will launch, detailing your device’s information. Simply click Fix button to proceed.

Step 2: Tick the Standard Mode option

Once you’re in the window for choosing a repair type, the tool will opt you in for the Standard Mode by default. Keep that tiny circle highlighted, followed by pressing Confirm button.

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Tips: If the Standard mode doesn’t make a difference on an iPad that turns off every ten minutes though it’s fully charged, make an attempt to use Advanced mode. The main caveat is that you’ll lose all your data and settings.

Step 3: Get a latest firmware package

Here, choose the latest iOS or iPadOS firmware version and hit Next button.

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Step 4: Fix an iPad when it keeps shutting down or crashing

Now, you should be able to trigger the repairing process. Click Fix button to do that. All is done!

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Last-ditch Effort: Restore iPad

If you’ve exhausted any potential measures above but to no avail, you may have little choice but to do a restoration via iTunes or Finder. This is a drastic means and there’re consequences: it’ll sweep away all media and data on the device and put it into a new iOS or iPadOS installed clean state.

Once you’ve determined to go this route to deal with an iPad that switches off automatically and then keeps closing down, perform a complete device backup beforehand and then:

1. Connect your device to computer using the lightning cable.

2. Click Restore iPad

  • In iTunes: Click the device button near the top left of the iTunes window, choose Summary, then click Restore iPad.
  • In Finder sidebar: Select your device, click General tab, then click Restore iPad.

3. Continue with the onscreen prompts to restore your device.

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Arrange a Visit to Service Center

Hardware deficiency could also result in the issues of an iPad trying to turn off all the time. Spare few seconds to cast your mind back and see if the device’s ever run into:

  • An accidental fall without apparent damage trace
  • A stuck or not working Power button
  • A dead battery that drains fast

If any, it’s much safer to seek Apple Support to run a diagnostic on the device that crumbles. Here’re some links could point you towards handling these hardware issues specifically:

By Sarah | Follow | Last Updated September 23, 2021

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When you’re encountering some problems you can’t fix, resetting PC worth a try. It is proved to be very useful in repairing computer (solving system issues). This post provided by MiniTool Solution will introduce 3 ways to help people reset their HP laptop. You should follow these methods and steps carefully to avoid mistakes.

Reset HP Laptop in 3 Different Ways

Reset PC means to clear information and configuration on your computer. This is very helpful in fixing problems when your computer isn’t working well. If you want to reset HP laptop in order to solve various system issues, but don’t know how, you should follow the guide provided in the following content.

Factory Reset HP Laptop

Factory reset is a useful method for restoring any electronic devices to the original state (factory settings). How to factory reset HP laptop? It depends.

  • If you can log into HP normally, please use the Settings to factory reset HP laptop.
  • If you can’t access HP laptop, you should complete the reset through Windows Recovery Environment.

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You should know that if you find the short DST is failed, it means the hard disk cannot pass Disk Self Test due to some problems found on the disk.

Reset HP Laptop via Windows Settings

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom to select Update & Security.
  3. Choose Recovery option in the left sidebar.
  4. Look for the Reset this PC section under Recovery in the right pane.
  5. Click on the Get started button under Reset this PC.
  6. Windows will be restarted to the Choose an option window.
  7. You may select Keep my files -> click Next -> click Reset.
  8. You can also select Remove everything-> choose from Only the drive where Windows is installed and All drives -> choose from Just remove my files and Remove files and clean the drive -> click Reset.
  9. Wait for the process to complete.

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Perform a System Reset through Windows Recovery Environment

How to reset HP laptop in Windows Recovery Environment:

  1. Remove all external devices including USB drives and printers from the HP laptop.
  2. Turn on your computer and press the F11 key immediately and repeatedly.
  3. Release the key until you see the Choose an option window.
  4. Select Troubleshoot and then click Reset this PC.
  5. Choose from Cloud download and Local reinstall. (Optional)
  6. Choose from Keep my files and Remove everything.
  7. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to reset HP laptop to factory settings.

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Hard Reset HP Laptop

What is hard reset?

A hard reset, also known as power reset, refers to the action of clearing all information from the computer’s memory. If you are encountering one of these problems: Windows not responding, a blank display, software freezing, keyboard stops responding, or other external devices locking up, you should try the power reset/hard reset.

Does a hard reset erase everything on HP laptop? Of course, not; it only removes the memory data, which means your personal data will keep intact.

How to hard reset HP laptop?

Steps to reset laptop with a removable battery:

  1. Make sure all the peripheral devices (including USB drive, external display, printer, and even power supply) are disconnected or removed.
  2. Power down your HP laptop.
  3. Turn it over & look for the battery compartment cover.
  4. Remove the screws with the screwdriver to take off the cover.
  5. Take out the battery gently.
  6. Press & hold the Power button for at least 15 seconds to drain residual electrical charge.
  7. Insert the battery correctly -> put back the cover -> tighten the screws.
  8. Press the Power button to reboot HP laptop.
  9. Select Start Windows Normally & hit Enter if you see a startup menu.
  10. Reconnect the peripheral devices to HP laptop one by one after successful startup.

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The steps to reset laptop with a non-removable/sealed battery are basically the same expect that you don’t need to take off the cover, take out the battery, re-insert the battery, and put back the cover. Meanwhile, the laptop repair & recovery steps are similar.

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Sarah has been working as an editor at MiniTool since she graduated from university. Sarah aims at helping users with their computer problems such as disk errors and data loss. She feels a sense of accomplishment to see that users get their issues fixed relying on her articles. Besides, she likes to make friends and listen to music after work.

While testing a new program I noticed that the Task Scheduler of my Windows 7 operating system was displaying an error message on startup.

It displayed “Task X; The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with, with X listing the name of the task that was affected.

Up to this point I was not aware of any Task Scheduler related issues, and you may not too as errors are only revealed when you open the Task Scheduler usually.

You can run the Task Scheduler and check for corruption by tapping on the Windows-key, typing Task Scheduler and hitting the Enter-key when the result appears.

The error message was puzzling, as I was not able to identify the task at all.

The first idea that I had was to run Autoruns to see if the task was listed in the program.

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To do that run Autoruns and switch to the Scheduled Task tab. You should see some, but not all, of the tasks configured on the system. The task that caused the corruption error was unfortunately not in the list.

Fixing “The Task Image Is Corrupt Or Has Been Tampered With” Errors

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The next step was the Windows Registry. All scheduled Windows tasks, custom and default, have an entry in the Registry.

Open the Windows Registry Editor. An easy way to do that is to press Windows-r to open the run box, type in regedit and hit enter. Navigate to the following key in the tree structure in the folder view on the left side.

You will see a list of scheduled tasks, more than what Autoruns displayed in its interface. The task that is causing the error message when opening the Task Scheduler should be listed as a key underneath the main folder.

You can identify it easily as it uses the same name used when the error is thrown in the Windows Task Scheduler.

Backup first

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My advise is to backup the Registry key first before you start deleting it. Right-click the key that is causing the problems and select Export. The Registry Editor saves the key and all of its information in a Registry file on the system.

A double-click on that file imports the information back to the Registry. Please note that you need the right permissions to import the Registry information at a later point in time.

Once you have backed up the Registry key you can delete it by selecting it with the left mouse button and a tap on the delete key. Deleting the key should delete the task in the Task Scheduler.

Restart your Task Scheduler to see if that fixed the issue. If you do not get the The Task Image Is Corrupt Or Has Been Tampered With error anymore you have fixed the issue. If it still appears double-check the Registry again to see if the key has really been deleted, and that you picked the correct key.

Sometimes, there are multiple entries for the same program.

Update : The free program Repair Tasks has been designed to fix corrupt tasks automatically. It is easy to use, and will take care of most task corruptions when you run it.

It isn’t very common that Outlook doesn’t close on it’s own. Practically always this is caused by an add-in or another application which integrates with Outlook. At that time, you’d usually see the outlook.exe process still running in Task Manager as well.

Once this troublesome add-in is disabled or updated or the other application is closed, the problem will be gone and Outlook will close normally again.

How to recognize Outlook shutdown issues

Outlook shutdown issues are not always directly apparent but may surface via other errors or issues such as;

  • Outlook is not able to start anymore after you have closed it and you are only being able to open Outlook again after restarting the PC.
  • AutoComplete / AutoSuggest cache becoming corrupted and Outlook no longer offering you email addresses anymore when addressing a message.
  • Data file issues
    • Error message prompting you to run the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe).
    • Error; “The data file was not closed properly. This file is being checked for problems.”
    • Gears icon in the bottom right corner in Outlook.
    • Not being able to backup your pst-files.
  • Mails are still coming in.
  • The Outlook icon is still in the Notification Area with an X in it ( )
  • Not being able to switch Mail Profiles (when using more than 1 mail profile in Outlook).
  • outlook.exe is still running on the Processes tab in Task Manager (accessible via CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or by right clicking an empty spot on your Task bar and choosing Task Manager).
  • Navigation Pane corruptions or resets. This can result in an Outlook startup error saying; Cannot open the Outlook window.
    • In this case, in order to be able to open Outlook again, you’ll have to start it with the /resetnavpane switch.
  • Error message about an add-in when starting Outlook again.

The gears icon indicates that Outlook checks
your data file for issues in the background.

Solving shutdown issues caused by add-ins

Various add-ins hook into Outlook in such a way that closing Outlook on its own has been made impossible. To find out if your issue is being caused by an add-in, disable them all and see if the issue goes away. If Outlook now closes properly, you can enable your add-ins one-by-one (restarting Outlook after each one) to find out which add-in prevents Outlook from closing.

You can disable add-ins in the following way;

  • File-> Options-> section Add-Ins-> Go…

Tip!
If you get a permissions error when trying to disable an add-in see the Quick Tip; Cannot disable add-in.

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Disabling troublesome add-ins can solve Outlook losing the AutoComplete cache.

Solving shutdown issues caused by applications

Applications which integrate with Outlook are not always shown as an add-in as well. In this case you’ll have to disable the integration in the application itself. See the documentation of that application on how to disable it. If the integration is the key of the application (like it is with synchronization software) make sure you close that application after or before closing Outlook or it will keep Outlook open.

Applications which tend to keep Outlook open are;

  • Fax software (such as WinFax Pro)
  • Virus scanners (Norton, AVG, Panda and Kaspersky are some known to have caused problems)
  • Anti-spam filters (for instance; Cloudmark)
  • Synchronization software (like iTunes)
  • Windows 7 Sidebar Gadgets displaying Outlook information

Note:
Disabling the integration of your virus scanner doesn’t increase (or decrease) the risk of infection by a virus. The on-access scanner of the virus scanner will suffice. Also note that Outlook doesn’t allow code execution in the Reading/Preview Pane so you can’t get infected by a virus by using the Reading/Preview Pane to read messages.
For more info also see the Quick Tip; Disable virus scanner integration?.
(depending on your virus scanner the on access scanner is also known as ‘real time scanner’, ‘auto protect’ or ‘Virus Shield’)

Tip!
If you use synchronization software for your smartphone or tablet, in most cases disconnecting its USB cable or Bluetooth connection before you close Outlook will suffice to let Outlook close successfully.

After solving your shutdown issue

Once you’ve found the add-in or program that has been causing the shutdown issue, check with the developer or supplier if there are updates for your product.

If you decide that you no longer want to have that add-in or application installed, you can uninstall it in the usual way;

  • Windows 7 and Windows 8
    Start->Control Panel-> Uninstall a Program
  • Windows 10
    Start-> Settings-> Apps

Now that Outlook closes correctly again, it is highly recommended to scan your pst-files for errors with scanpst.exe. As the shutdown issue caused Outlook not to close the pst-file gracefully, it may have resulted in corruptions in the pst-file which could later cause other issues or even data loss.

To fix Outlook startup issues caused by the aforementioned shutdown issues, standard troubleshooting methods apply. For an overview see; Outlook doesn’t start.

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Fallout 3 – Game of the Year Edition

There are tons of ways to fix fallout 3 and im here to show you all the ways you can possibly to this 😀 and remember if these dont work dont stress it comment on my page and ask questions

this is the best way to fix fallout go watch this guys video for tuturorial

Fix 1 – Configuring the file if you have STEAM.

If you have the STEAM version of the game, and you don’t have the file called “fallout.ini”, you will have to configure a file called “fallout_default”. The configuring is the exact same.

Fix 2 – Installing the 1.7 patch.
I highly reccomend installing the latest 1.7 patch from the description below. It will fix a lot of bugs and there is a chance that you will fix your problem. If you have the Steam version of the game, do not install it, because Steam automatically updates your games.

Fix 3 – Compatibility mode.
Right click your Fallout 3 shortcut (if you don’t have one, make one) and click “Properties” then click on the “Compatibility” tab and check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and then from the drop-down menu choose “Windows XP (Service Pack 2)”.

Fix 4 – Limiting the cores.
If you’ve limited the cores like i showed you in the video (adding a new command line), you can try changing/adding the command from “iNumHWThreads=2” to “iNumHWThreads=1”. It will limit the game to 1 core, but it might not crash.

Fix 5 – Deleting the intro.
This might only work if your Fallout 3 is crashing right at the beginning. Go to the “fallout.ini” or “fallout_default.ini” file (i show how to get to it in the video) and delete these 3 commands:
SMainMenuMovieIntro=
SIntroSequence=
sIntroMovie=Fallout INTRO Vsk.bik.
After you do that, save the file and that should fix it.

Fix 6 – Disabling autosaving.
Some users have reported that if you disable autosaving, it should stop crashing.

Fix 7 – Resolutions.
-Open your fallout 3 file/directory
-Open FalloutLauncher
-Press Options
-Tick “Show All Resolutions”
-Change your resolution to your pc res. For example 1920×1080.
-Untick Windowed mode (if ticked).
-Start game via Fallout3.exe

Fix 8 – Having an integrated Intel graphics card.
Bethesda made it so if you have Intel HD graphics, then you cannot play the game. If you have an Intel CPU and no graphics card, then you have Intel HD graphics. Here’s how to fix it:

– Download the file at http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mod.
– Put the DLL if your Fallout 3 directory (where your FO3 executable is) and the .ini file to Documents/My Games/Fallout 3 (if you have the steam version, make sure that after copying the file you rename it to “fallout_default”, if it’s not already!

1- Start the Fallout 3 Launcher. In the graphic settings, remove ALL anti-aliases.
2- SET THE GAME TO WINDOWED MODE.
3- Start the game, stay in the MAIN MENU.
4- Press Ctrl-Alt-Del access the Task Manager.
5- In the Processes Tab, Right click Fallout3 on the list.
6- Select Properties
7- Access the Compatibility Tab
8- The 1st box in this tab is called Compatibility Mode. Select Windows Vista service pack 1.
Fallout 3 was not made for Windows 7. So you need to run it in Windows XP or Vista.
Don’t Panic! Nothing will change on your computer. Just that when you start the game, your computer will make the switch, it’s not even visible.
9- Right Click again on Fallout3 in your Task Manager (repeat step 4)
10- Click on Set Affinity
11- You will see a screen with 2 to 4 CPUs checked. Remove them all except one.
Fallout 3 cannot run on more than 1 Core, you have to deactivate the others.
12- Apply Settings for all Users.
13- Close the Task Manager.
14.Find the FALLOUT.I­NI file. Find the line on a text editor that says : bUseThreadedAI=0 and change the 0 to a 1. Then press enter and write iNumHWThreads=2, save the document and try to run the game. It should then stop freezing.
15- Fallout 3 is in windowed mode, so you can go back to it and Quit.
16- Restart the game in Full Screen Mode.

Another thing you could try doing is downloading this mod and installing it http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/20371/?

1. Change the install path (not required for XP)
2. Install the updated Games for Windows Live client (just for initial validation)
3. Make some simple ini changes
4. Avoid mods until you know the game works after leaving Vault 101.

The game looks for Games For Windows Live at initial launch, it is not required to play the game once it has initialized. The Games for Windows Live that ships with FO3 is outdated and no longer works. Get the latest Games for Windows Marketplace Client from the link below and install it (if you bought the game from Steam, that version still requires it). That should fix you right up.

I hope this fixes your fallout 3 game file have a nice day

Microsoft Outlook is a go-to application in day-to-day life for many users across the world. The desktop-based application provides email facilities to the users including some additional features of a personal information manager.Unfortunately, if you are one of the users whose Outlook Crashes with Microsoft Office 365, then this article is for you. In this article, you will learn effective methods on how to fix the Outlook crashes with Microsoft 365.

Note: If ever crash your Outlook application the instant way to fix it is to launch the Outlook application in the safe mode. You just need to

  • Tap Win+R or open Run command and enter Outlook.exe/safe

Since you are in a crisis situation it is highly suggested to back up your Outlook data files (OST and PST files) using import and export wizard.

If you have created any priority settings, Rules, or folder structures, unfortunately, you cannot replicate them in your backup folder. Since it is very complicated to recreate all the settings and rules it is for your best interest to use Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate a holistic Outlook managing tool. With the help of Remo, you can Backup, Migrate, and Restore all of your Outlook data including settings and rules just in few simple clicks. You can download the application by clicking on the application.

After safeguarding your data from any kind of threats please move on to the next step on how to fix crashing 365 due to buggy updates.

Why Does Outlook Keep Crashing?

  1. Outlook PST file crashing
  2. Faulty configuration settings
  3. Invalid/ corrupt MS Outlook profile
  4. Using Older version of Microsoft Outlook
  5. Oversized PST file

If you have come across any of the above-mentioned reasons in the section below, you will learn 3 effective methods to fix the Outlook crashing issue.

How to Fix Outlook crashes with Microsoft 365?

  • Investigate Possible Errors with Add-ons
  • Re-install MS Outlook Diagnostics
  • Create New MS Outlook Profile

Investigate Possible Errors with Add-ons

  1. First of all, you have to Close MS Outlook application
  2. Then, Open Run dialog box. For doing this, use one out of these two procedures, as appropriate to the version of Windows:
  3. If you are using Windows 10, 8.1, or 8, then, click on Windows + R key
  4. If you are running Windows 7, and then, go to Start >> enter Run >> Press Run option
  5. Type Outlook /safe in search box, and then select OK button
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  7. Now, choose COM Add-ins, and select Go option
  8. After that, Select to clear all checkboxes under the list and then, choose OK button

Next, Restart Microsoft Outlook. If an issue does not happen, begin to add all add-ins at once until this issue occurs again

Re-install MS Outlook Diagnostics

  1. Open the Control Panel, and then choose option Uninstall a program
  2. From the list of installed applications, right-click on entry for installing MS Office and then, click on Repair option

Create New MS Outlook Profile

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  3. Then, choose the profile that you wish to remove, and click on Remove button

Conclusion

The article summarizes how to fix Outlook crashing with Office 365, by following the manual methods you can effortlessly resolve the issue. It is always recommended to take a backup of your professional/personal data prior implementing these methods. For further queries make use of the comment section below.

Also Read:

  1. 2 Effective methods to Fix ‘PST file is not an Outlook Data file’ Error
  2. 5 effective methods to Remove Duplicate Items in Microsoft Outlook
  3. [Solved]: How to Repair Outlook Crashes during Startup?
  4. How to Fix “Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook Window”?
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As a tenured data recovery specialist, John shares exceptional insights and blog posts about data loss and data recovery across any storage device. With 8+ years’ experience in writing for Data Recovery for both Mac OS and Windows OS computers, he is an avid learner who always wants to polish and simplify the data recovery process. John passes his free time playing Chess and reading Science Fiction novels.

Last Updated: June 26, 2019

After updating to Current Channel Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196) and higher, Outlook may hang at loading profile or won’t start. You may notice that if you open Task Manager that other Office processes are unexpectedly listed even though you did not open the application. If you end those processes it may enable Outlook to then open normally.

On June 25th, 2019, the Outlook Team made a change to the service to fix this issue. If you are still seeing this issue, restart Outlook a couple of times so it can pick up the service change.

To work around the issue, you will need to end all Office processes that are running and disable the presence features.

Ending processes in Task Manager

Right click on any space of the Taskbar and select Task Manager.

Under the Processes tab, locate all Office processes.

Select an Office process and then choose End task. Repeat this for each Office process listed.

Disable Outlook presence features

In Outlook, select File, > Options, > People

Uncheck the check boxes for the following options if they are enabled:

Display online status next to name

Show user photographs when available

Select OK and then restart Outlook

Note: Disabling the presence functionality will help mitigate the issue. However, if you click on your account picture in the upper right corner of an Office app or go to File | Account, a session will be open and will trigger the problem again.

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If for any reason your Windows XP Clock becomes wrong, you can synchronize it with the Windows Time Server to Save you a few seconds, rather than setting it manually.

1. Double Click on Your Clock in the Right Hand Corner of Your Screen

2. Click the “Internet Time” Tab

3. Click Update Now

*Please Note Date must be Correct, and you must be connected to the internet

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Rename The Recycle Bin

If your like me, and like everything customized to your liking then you will love this tip on how to rename the recycle bin.

Double Click the File

Right Click the Recycle Bin

Open Notepad (or other plain text editor) and Copy and Paste The Following

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Now, Save this File with any name you want with .reg at the end. This makes the file a registry file. Now under where you type the name of the file, select ALL FILES, then Click Save.

Double Click the File

Our First Tip; The Question I Get Asked Most

“Brett, I was browsing the internet, using Google, and I clicked on the website I thought I wanted, and it brought up a website that I don’t want my parents to find out, but its in the history, how do I get rid of it”

There is a simple solution to this problem, which many have.

If You Are Using Internet Explorer (IE)
Open Internet Explorer, On The Menu Bar, (Usually at the very top), click “Tools”
then click on “Internet Options” a bout 3 quarters down the window, on the right side, you should see a button that says “Clear History”, Click that and the History will be Clear.

If You Are Using FireFox (FF)
Press “CTRL+Shift+ Del” (Or Go To Tools, and click Clear Private Data”
Select What You Want To Clear, ( Tip if you just want to clear history, make sure the only thing check is “ Browsing History” ) and Click “ Clear Private Data Now”

New Blog

This is my new blog, Two-A-Day Tech Tips. I’ll post two tech tips daily, by random, or by request. I’m Brett, I am a high school student, and I am A+ Certified, and I know basic, and C++. I enjoy repairing computers, working on cars, BMX, along with trail riding.

Four main reasons and the solutions to fix it

Go to click on a program on your Windows taskbar and realize it’s missing? Sometimes, the taskbar will vanish and you won’t see anything at the bottom of the screen and other times only the Start button remains, but everything else is gone.

So how do you get your taskbar back? Well, there are a couple of ways you can restore the taskbar, but it’s also a good idea to know what can cause the taskbar to disappear.

In my experience, there are four main reason why your taskbar might disappear:

Let’s go through each one of the possible solutions starting with the simple items first.

Method 1 – Unhide Taskbar

If your taskbar is hidden, it should automatically show up when you move your mouse to the very bottom of the screen. However, if something has gone wrong and this isn’t working anymore, you can turn off auto-hide.

To do this, you would normally have to right-click on your taskbar, but since that is missing, we have to go through the Control Panel and click on Taskbar and Navigation.

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That will open up the taskbar properties dialog box where you will want to go ahead and uncheck the Auto-hide the taskbar box.

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Just in case, you should also check to make sure the taskbar is located at the bottom of the screen. If it’s on auto-hide and on the left or right of the screen, you simply might not have noticed it.

Method 2 – Change Display

If you regularly connect your computer to external displays or docks, then your issue could be related to that. In Windows, you can just press the Windows Key + P or go to the Control Panel, click on Display and then click on Adjust Resolution or Change Display Settings.

In Windows 7, you get a pop up dialog with a couple of choices like Computer Only, Duplicate, Extend, etc. You want to make sure it is set to Computer only.

In Windows 8 and Windows 10, you get pretty much the same options in the sidebar that pops out from the right side of the screen.

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For Windows 10, you want to choose PC screen only from the list. Hopefully, if the taskbar issue was related to the presentation display, then this ought to fix it.

Method 3 – Restart Explorer.exe

This is probably the one method that will fix the issue for most people. Explorer.exe is the process that controls the desktop and taskbar. You might also notice that sometimes in addition to the taskbar missing, your desktop icons are missing too!

Since they are both running under explorer.exe, they both disappear at the same time. In order to fix this issue, you need to open the task manager in Windows.

Check out my previous post on 8 Tips on using the Task Manager to learn all the different ways you can open the task manager in Windows. Once you have it open, click on File and then Run New Task or New Task (Run).

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In the box, go ahead and type in explorer.exe and press Enter. This will restart the explorer process and hopefully get you back your taskbar. If you instead see a new Windows Explorer window popup, that means the explorer.exe process was already running fine.

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If none of these options worked for you, there are a couple of rarer issues that can cause the taskbar to disappear. Hopefully, one of them will work if nothing else has.

Other Solutions

Sometimes you will see this issue when coming back from Sleep mode. This can be due to hardware drivers that are not compatible with Windows 7. It’s best to upgrade as many of the drivers for your computer as possible, especially video drivers.

Even though I don’t recommend updating your BIOS normally, this might be one case where it can fix the issue. If none of this works, you could be dealing with something like a virus or malware. I recommend running an anti-virus program or anti-malware program immediately at this point.

You can also try to run System File Checker in Windows in case any system files have become damaged, corrupted, or deleted. If you have any questions, feel free to comment. Enjoy!

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NOTE On windows 8.1 Update and Steam.. Games Crash ? App already running?
Here is a fix !! Dont tear your hair out , or freak out.

————FIX UPDATE:10-30-13:: Newest nvidia driver fixes this issue of games crashing..
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us Version 331.65

If you plan on doing the update ( Like I did today ) when you start steam and try to launch a game , It will give you APP already running , or crash to desktop error’s. * on almost every game.

DO NOT WORRY , I found a SIMPLE way to fix ALL of your games to make them launch on windows 8.1.. So you DO NOT have to reinstall a clean OS again.

It half way has to do with steam , and half to do with the win registry, BUT

IN your library right click on the game that you have issues with , hit local files tab, and verify integrity of game cache. ” this allowed steam to re-register my game into the new windows 8.1 & complete a install of the game With a minimal download of the exe, and it installing the game with windows 8.1 []

I have tested this on 10 + games which did not work after updating to 8.1 , I verified each game that had issues , and they all work again..

SO in summary , Go ahead and update to 8.1 if you would like ,, but Keep in mind Verify your game files to make them launch.

also run windows update, there are 5 updates , including flash , and fix’s

FIX UPDATE:10-30-13:: Newest nvidia driver fixes this issue of games crashing..
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us Version 331.65

change your default downlaod folder, I use a diffrent drive , But I imagine that if you change your library path ( to a new folder it will fix the steamapp folder issue, and probably will fix the download issues as well. I have bought a few games that downloaded fine since 8.1.

Also I did go and change steam.exe run as administrator in compatiblity settings..

First thing I would try If you havnt already is to run windows update and get the latest 5 updates..

*2nd check if your using Steam Beta .* Also I was in steam beta originaly , I switched back to opt out, and switched it back to beta, I dont know if that helped ,, But those arre the stpes I used to make mine run 100%

**3rd , And I think this may be the issue , and how I got around it. Is your library folder location.

Chose another path on your drive if you only have 1 drive installed.

( I have my steam app on my C:\ , and steamapps on a seperate drive..)
But I think just changing the path will work.

***SAVE THIS METHOD FOR THE END, As it is more tedious. * If you still have the issue I would Backup/MOVE the SteamApps folder and move if to a diffrent location * IF YOU WANT TO SAVE yourself the game download time)
Unistall Than reinstall steam, pick the library folder location to where you moved the steamapps folder. All you will have to do is click install on the games you saved ( IT WILL APPEAR TO DLOAD THE WHOLE THING BUT IT JUST VERIFIYs the files)

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Windows is full of annoying little errors and “Out of virtual memory” is one of them. Usually your PC starts freezing first. Then an error appears and tells you that your virtual memory is too low.
In this article we are going to explain what causes this error and how to fix it once and for all.

What is virtual memory?

Virtual memory, also known as page file or swap file, is a file on your hard disk that Windows uses in addition to physical memory (RAM) whenever the need arises. For example, when you are running an application or a process your RAM can’t handle, virtual memory is there to help. Usually the page file is 1.5 times the amount of physical memory, i.e. a system with 512 MB of RAM will have 768 MB page file.

Why does the “low on virtual memory” error occur?

There are two things that usually cause this error:

  • You don’t have enough RAM;
  • An application on your computer is buggy and is causing a memory leak.

How to fix it?

Getting rid of this error is not too difficult, especially if it happens because your computer doesn’t have enough RAM. If that’s the case, all you need to do is add more physical memory to speed up computer performance. If you can’t do it immediately, you can increase the size of the page file. Here’s how to do it:
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  • Right-click on My Computer and go to Properties.
  • Click on the Advanced tab (or Advanced system settings link if you are using Windows 7 or Vista) and then click on the Settings button in the Performance section.
  • A new window will open. Go to the Advanced tab.
  • Find the Virtual memory section and click on the Change button.
  • Select the System managed size option or manually change the size of the page file.
  • Click OK.

However, if the error is caused by a buggy application, you’ll first need to identify the culprit. To do that, open the Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard) and go to the Processes tab. Then click on View –> Select Columns. Check the Virtual Memory Size checkbox and click OK. Now the Task Manager will be showing how much virtual memory each application is using. If you click on the VM Size column name twice, the processes will be sorted based on how much virtual memory they are using, from largest to smallest. You will instantly see which process in the most hungry one.
Then you’ll need to find the application that’s running the process – some, like firefox.exe, are pretty obvious.
If you are not that familiar with processes, download a program called Process Explorer. It doesn’t require installation – all you need to do is run the .exe file. Basically, this program is a much more thorough Task Manager alternative. Once it’s open, click on View –> Select Columns. Then go to the Process Memory tab and check the Virtual Size checkbox. Click OK. Like in Windows Task Manager, you can sort the results. Every process will have the information about the application running it. If you need even more information, hover your mouse over the process in question.

Now that you know which program is causing low virtual memory, you can try to fix it. First of all try updating the software – usually updates fix bugs like that. If that doesn’t work, try uninstalling and reinstalling the application. If that doesn’t work either, contact the software support team and search the Internet for that particular software problem.

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When you computer crashes, a crash log will be generated, which can help you analyze the causes of the crash. But, do you know how to view Windows 10 crash logs and error logs? If you don’t know, don’t worry. This article from MiniTool will show you how to view Windows 10 crash log with two methods.

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  • Method 1. View Windows 10 Crash Logs with Event Viewer
  • Method 2. View Windows 10 Crash Log with Reliability Monitor
  • Conclusion
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Method 1. View Windows 10 Crash Logs with Event Viewer

To view Windows 10 crash logs, you can make use of the built-in tool Event Viewer, which keeps a log of application and system messages, errors, warnings, etc. You can follow the steps below to check Windows crash logs Windows 10 with Event Viewer.

Step 1. Type Event Viewer in the Windows 10 Cortana search box. Then right click the best match Event Viewer and choose Run as Administrator.

Step 2. Here is the main interface of Event Viewer. On the left side of the window, you can view all the Logs according to the category. To view Windows 10 crash logs such as the logs of blue screen error, just click on Windows Logs.

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Step 3. Then choose System under Windows Logs.

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Step 4. Find and click Error on the event list. Then you can view the detailed crash log information shown up in the bottom of the window.

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You can also create a custom view so you can view the crash logs more quickly. Here are steps on how to create a custom view.

Step 1. Click on Create a Custom View on the right window. As you click on Create Custom View, a new window will pop up.

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Step 2. Choose a time period you want to view. Then check the boxes next Critical, Warning and Error in the Event levels section.

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Step 3. Select the By log option. Then click the drop-down menu next to Event logs, and then select Application, Security and System.

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Step 4. Then click OK to save the settings.

Step 5. Name this custom view and then click OK to start to view the Windows 10 crash log.

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Step 6. Then you can view all the Windows 10 crash logs during the tome period you select.

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Windows Reliability Monitor also enables you to view recent system and application crashes. Here’s how to check Windows 10 crash logs with Reliability Monitor.

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As a game lover, you may run into computer crashes when playing games. This article offers some solutions to this issue.

Method 2. View Windows 10 Crash Log with Reliability Monitor

Step 1. Type reliability in the Windows 10 Cortana search box. Then click the best match View reliability history.

Step 2. From the main interface, you can see that the Reliability Monitor window is arranged by dates. If Windows crashes or freezes, you will see a red circle with an “X” representing the failure, as shown below.

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Step 3. If you want to view a certain day’s crash log, just click that day’s column and more detailed information will be displayed at the bottom. You can also double click one of the listed events to open a new window with more information.

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Conclusion

Event viewer and Reliability Monitor are all good for you to check Windows 10 crash logs. Choose a tool you like and you can get all the Windows crash log information.

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 particular temperature.
2 Faulty hard disk drive.Hard disc problems also hangs the computers in case the important Operating System files needed to keep the computer running, become in-accessible.

Solutions : To Fix the PC hangs (computer hang problem),you need to follow two steps:

Step1: Check that the cooling fans on the processor is working properly or not. So ensure that the fan is working fine and is clean. If not, then get the fan replaced. Also check for the additional fans on your computer casing/cabinet(if any).

Step2: To Fix this, run a disk scan which checks for disc errors and fixes the bad sectors (some examples are scandisk and checkdisk utilities in windows). If there are bad sectors which can not be repaired, then you need to replace your hard disc.

Tip for enhanced performance: Once there are no bad sectors and the disc scan is complete, do a de-fragmentation of your hard disc partition(this may take long time), it will help the computer to access files easily and computer runs better(also fast in some cases).
These three steps will fix your computer hangs considerably.

Computer Stuck at Windows Startup Screen/Loop?

” Hello, my Windows 7 computer freezes often recently. So, I turned it off this morning and restarted it as usual to find the PC got stuck on Windows startup screen and computer would not boot up then. Do you have any idea about what’s going on there? Is it still possible to fix computer stuck on boot screen problems and access my computer hard drive files? Thank you very much for any suggestion here!“

Hi! Many reasons, like faulty connected external hard drive/flash drive, damaged internal hard drive/partition/volume, corrupted/outdated/deleted operating system files and folders, etc, can cause computer stuck in starting/logo screen issues. However, such computer not boot problems are also not as difficult/complicated as you think. Merely read this article and learn how to fix computer stuck during startup process problems as below:

Fix/Remove PC Not Boot Gets Stuck on Boot/Startup Screen in Windows 11/10/8/7/vista

Generally, no matter what you have done to make your Windows 11/10/8/7/vista computer stuck on boot/startup/starting screen, here are several steps for you to follow to troubleshoot/fix such Windows stuck on boot screen problems:

Step1. Remove all external devices connected

Honestly, in case of any faulty connection which negatively affects computer self-checking during booting process, you are supposed to remove all external devices and media connected, including the plunged usb hard drive, flash drive, camera/phone sd memory card, fans, printer, scanner and the likes. And, then, restart your PC.

Step2. Reboot PC in safe mode

*Causes Behind computer stuck in Windows startup screen issues:

Generally, the related computer stuck on boot screen problems could be caused by many factors, like virus infection, lost/corrupted Windows operating system files, computer hard drive bad sector/corruption, software conflicts and more.

*Reboot computer into safe mode

Hence, in such cases, you are supposed to reboot computer into safe mode to see whether your PC has got such problems as below:

Start your computer and repeatedly click F8 button till the Starting Windows screen is shown. And, then, choose and click Safe Mode option there to restart your computer into safe mode.

In fact, if the computer is still able to be started up with safe mode, at least, the computer hard drive does not fail yet. Also read more to fix failed hard disk drive

However, if computer cannot boot up in safe mode, you’d better use an external bootable hard drive/usb stick to reopen your PC. Also visit this page to make a bootable usb drive in Windows

Step3. Perform antivirus scan

After booting up your PC with safe mode/external bootable drive, start antivirus software to remove all possible viruses and threats to fix computer problems. Also check this to use best free antivirus tools. And, then, also restart the computer to see whether it is aroused by viruses.

Step4. Use computer startup repair

In these days, many Windows computer are designed with computer startup repair tool which is able to automatically detect and fix computer startup problems. Hence, you can also go run this Startup Repair tool like this:
Also click F8 button after powering on your PC and select Repair Your Computer option on Advanced Boot Option screen.

Step5. Run system restore

You can also start computer system restore function to restore your PC to previous state to check whether the computer stuck problems are aroused by operating system issues.
But, if the system restore also cannot fix your PC not boot problems, you’d better go consult some experts for help.

Step6. Consult experts for help

Actually, there are also many other reasons that can leads to Windows stuck on startup screen problems, like deleted computer drivers, corrupted hard drive and more. However, in case of making things worse, you are supposed to consult experts/local repairing shops for help.

Please Note: No matter how your situation is now, always save data backups well on different storage devices well in case of data loss problems. Also read more details to recover deleted/lost computer data

harrzack

The problem:
When attempting to access the web with latestet Firefox, Chrome or IE9, extremly long hangs
are encountered with status message “Waiting for google.com. ” (or whatever site is entered).
Sometimes the hang will resolve in 2 or 3 minutes, sometimes never. When the page is finally loaded if another link on the page is clicked, the same delay occurs: “Waiting for. ”
and it mosly likely will not resolve/load.

On an another PC on the same home network, the same search can be entered (Firefox 7.01) and the page returns nearly instantly. I see “Waiting for. ” for a brief instant followd by “Transferring data. ” and the page appears. Like it should.

The problem PC: one year old home-built PC; Asus P7P55LX mobo, Intel i7-860 cpu, 8g ram, 4tb disk; Windows 7 Ultimate 64b. Many programs installed; over 100 processes running on idle

The working PC: 5 year old Dell Dimension 8400; 4g ram; Windows 7 Pro 32b
Was to be used as a database server – few programs installed; few proccesses running.

What has been done with no effect:

Virus scan with Bitdefender 2012, Prevx 3. (done regulary, both disabled).
Scan with lateste MalwareBytes, SpyBot.
Latest RealTech NIC Drivers installed.
Installed new NIC Card (removed after no effect).
Replace Cat5 cable from PC to Switch.
Replace Cat5 cable from router to switch.
Exchanged Switch ports.
Reduced Internet Cache to 50megs.
All temp files cleared (done regularly).
Many CCleaner (lastest version) scans/repairs of registry.
Reset TCP/IP Stack.
Many full power cycles on Cable Modem, Vonage Router and Switch.
Various settings with ipconfig changed and restored.

The Jupiter Network tech threw in the towel (refunded fee) after 2 hrs of work and couldn’t stop the hang.

This is ONE TOUGH MOTHER! and is killing my web-work.

Phantom010

Retired Trusted Advisor

You do have a lot of running processes. It might help if we could see what is running on that computer:

Please click HERE to download and install HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next reply.

IMPORTANT: Do not “Fix” anything

For Windows 7 and Vista:

If Windows is denying access to the Hosts file, disable the UAC and run HijackThis again.

harrzack

Ok – here is the HiJack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:22:19 AM, on 10/5/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

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For the last couple of weeks, (almost) every time I was greeted with system program problem detected on startup in Ubuntu. I ignored it for sometime but it was quite annoying after a certain point. You won’t be too happy as well if you are greeted by a pop-up displaying this every time you boot in to the system:

System program problem detected
Do you want to report the problem now?

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I know if you are an Ubuntu user you might have faced this annoying pop-up sometimes for sure. In this post we are going to see what to do with “system program problem detected” report in Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04.

What to do with “system program problem detected” error in Ubuntu?

So what exactly is this notifier all about?

Basically, this notifies you of a crash in your system. Don’t panic by the word ‘crash’. It’s not a major issue and your system is very much usable. It just that some program crashed some time in the past and Ubuntu wants you to decide whether or not you want to report this crash report to developers so that they could fix this issue.

So, we click on Report problem and it will vanish?

No, not really. Even if you click on report problem, you’ll be ultimately greeted with a pop up like this:

Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error.
If you notice further problems, try restarting the computer.

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Sorry, Ubuntu has experienced an internal error is the apport that will further open a web browser and then you can file a bug report by logging or creating an account with Launchpad. You see, it is a complicated procedure which will take around four steps to complete.

But, I want to help developers and let them know of the bugs!

That’s very thoughtful of you and the right thing to do. But there are two issues here. First, there are high chances that the bug would have already been reported. Second, even if you take the pain of reporting the crash, it’s not a guarantee that you won’t see it again.

So, you suggesting to not report the crash?

Yes and no. Report the crash when you see it for the first time if you want. You can see the crashing program under “Show Details” in the above picture. But if you see it repetitively or if you do not w- Linux Handbookant to report the bug, I advise you to get rid of the system crash once and for all.

Fix “system program problem detected” error in Ubuntu

You can watch this video to see how to fix this issue in Ubuntu. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel to get more Linux tutorial videos.

The crash reports are stored in /var/crash directory in Ubuntu. If you look in to this directory, you should see some files ending with crash.

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What I suggest is that you delete these crash reports. Open a terminal and use the following command:

This will delete all the content of directory /var/crash. This way you won’t be annoyed by the pop up for the programs crash that happened in the past. But if a program crashes again, you’ll again see system program problem detected an error. You can either remove the crash reports again like we just did, or you can disable the Apport (debug tool) and permanently get rid of the pop-ups.

Permanently get rid of system error pop up in Ubuntu

If you do this, you’ll never be notified about any program crash that happens in the system. If you ask my view, I would say it’s not that bad a thing unless you are willing to file bug reports. If you have no intention of filing a bug report, the crash notifications and their absence will make no difference.

To disable the Apport and get rid of system crash report completely, open a terminal and use the following command to edit the Apport settings file:

The content of the file is:

# set this to 0 to disable apport, or to 1 to enable it
# you can temporarily override this with
# sudo service apport start force_start=1
enabled=1

Change the enabled=1 to enabled=0. Save and close the file. You won’t see any pop up for crash reports after doing this. Obvious to point out that if you want to enable the crash reports again, you just need to change the same file and put enabled as 1 again.

Did it work for you?

I hope this tutorial helped you to fix system program problem detected in Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 and later versions. Let me know if this tip helped you to get rid of this annoyance.

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Like Windows 7 with Vista, Windows 10 was an effort on Microsoft’s behalf exists to improve on the mistakes and criticisms that came with Windows 8, complete with small, biannual updates and mandatory security patches to keep computers safe during everyday use. It isn’t a stretch to say Windows 10 is the best operating system Microsoft has ever shipped, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Like any other operating system, Windows 10 has its fair share of problems and complaints, and some longtime Windows users may take umbrage with certain changes made when shipping the newest updates.

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One of the revamped features in Windows 10 is the “Quick Access” view in File Explorer. Quick Access replaced the “Favorites” view from Windows 8.1 and aims to blend user-defined favorite locations—i.e., Desktop, Downloads, and Documents—with an automatically generated list of frequently and most recently accessed files and folders.

Some users may find Quick Access in Windows 10 to be helpful, as it has the potential to keep a user’s most important information easily accessible from a single location, but those who prefer to manually manage their data will likely find Quick Access more annoying than useful. While Quick Access can’t be disabled completely in Windows 10, it can be tamed to the point where it operates similarly to the File Explorer Favorites from Windows 8.1. Here’s how to clean up and restrict Quick Access in Windows 10.The Windows 10 Quick Access settings are found in File Explorer’s Folder Options interface. To get there, open a File Explorer window and navigate to the View tab at the top. Once on the View tab, find and click on the Options button, which by default is located on the far right side of the File Explorer toolbar. This will launch the Folder Options window.

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In the Folder Options window, make sure you’re on the General tab and then locate the “Privacy” section at the bottom of the window. These options control how Quick Access populates and displays your data.

If Quick Access has cluttered its interface with files and folders that you think aren’t relevant or useful, the first step you may wish to take is clear everything from Quick Access and basically start over. You can do this by clicking the Clear button, and you’ll instantly see all of your data disappear from the Quick Access interface in File Explorer.

If you prefer to be more surgical in your approach to taming Quick Access, you can always manually remove any file or folder by right-clicking on it and selecting Remove from Quick Access.

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If Quick Access has taken the liberty of pinning a file or folder for you and you wish to remove it, the process is similar, except this time you’ll right-click on the item and select Unpin from Quick Access.

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These steps will help you clear the files and folders that Quick Access has gathered thus far, but if you stop now, then Quick Access will simply start collecting recently and frequently accessed data all over again. To stop this process and prevent Quick Access from automatically populating itself with your data, you’ll need to also uncheck one or both of the check boxes in the Privacy section of File Explorer’s Folder Options.

The two options — Show recently used files in Quick Access and Show frequently used folders in Quick Access — behave as their names indicate, and will prevent Quick Access from further populating its interface with new files or folders going forward. If you wish to completely limit Quick Access, check both boxes. If, however, you like the idea of having Windows automatically track your most frequently used folders but not your recent files — or vice versa — then check only one of the boxes as appropriate.

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Going further, you can avoid Quick Access entirely by changing the default view when you open a new File Explorer window. We’ve discussed this tip in the past but, briefly, simply change the “Open File Explorer to:” option at the top of the Folder Options window from Quick Access to This PC. Once you’ve made your choice on how Quick Access operates, click Apply and then OK to save your changes and close the window.
Just because you’ve tamed Quick Access in Windows 10 doesn’t mean that it’s completely useless. You can still manually pin your favorite folder locations to the Quick Access sidebar for easy access.

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To do so, simply right-click on any file or folder in File Explorer and select Pin to Quick Access. The folder will be immediately added to the Quick Access section of the File Explorer sidebar, where you can arrange it among your other manually pinned Quick Access locations by dragging and dropping them into the desired order.

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A final note: for those new to Windows, it’s important to point out that manipulating files and folders in Quick Access does not change or alter the original files or folders in any way. Quick Access (along with Favorites and Libraries in previous versions of Windows) acts only as a pointer to the original files on your PC, and removing a file or folder from Quick Access doesn’t remove or delete the original.

Modified: November 29th, 2018

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The Windows event log is used to manage the complete record of the system, security, and application saved by the Operating system. This record can be further used by the administrators in order to find out the system errors. The windows event viewer will list all the errors in Windows system.

How to View Logs in Windows Using Event Viewer?

Whenever an application hangs, crashes or freezes in Windows, an Event Log Viewer tool can be very helpful to identify and repair the technical glitch on the primary level. It displays application and system log, including error messages, and warnings. Apart from this, Event Log Viewer is a beneficial tool to diagnose different types of Windows problems along with its description.

how to open Event Viewer in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7?

In this section, users will know how to launch the event log viewer in Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista platform. So, let’s get started!

Steps to Open Event Viewer In Microsoft Windows 10

  1. Navigate to Start button and right-click on it.
  2. Now, select the Control Panel to open it.
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  3. After that, click on System and Security to open its particular section.
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  4. Select Administrative Tools from the resultant list.
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    For Windows 7, select System and Security,>> Administrative Tools.
  5. Next, open Event Viewer tool in the system.

Once the users know the way to open Windows Event Log Viewer, the next step is how to troubleshoot the problems with the help of this tool.

How to Repair Error Listed in Event Viewer Using Event Viewer?

When you opened the Event Viewer, a user can clearly view Windows Logs option on the left side navigation pane. And, when we click on Windows Logs, a drop-down list opened. It consists of Application, Security, Setup, System, and Forwarded Events. In order to fix issues, the System log is very much essential.
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  1. In order to access the error report, a user needs to right-click on System and select Filter Current Log. You can also use Refresh feature to upload the recent error. Apart from this, a customized view can also be created with the help of Create Custom View option.
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  2. A Filter Current Log dialog page pop-up on the screen. Here, select the checkbox corresponding to Error in order to view only the error report and click on OK. Adding to it, users can also select Critical, Warning, Verbose, and Information options.
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  3. As soon as you clicked on OK, the complete error log information appears on the detailed pane. If you want to sort the error, then click on Date and Time column header.
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  4. Select any error and can view its detail in General & Details section. After that, go to the root cause of a problem and resolve it.
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  5. In such a situation, when the error is related to internal drive such as ‘hard-disk had a bad block’. And, with this issue, the system becomes unable to read data on a particular partition. As a result, the user cannot view any data of the particular volume. So, in order to resolve this problem, take the help of Hard Drive Recovery Software. It is a one-sure shot solution that can restore lost or deleted data items from the formatted, and corrupted drive with an ease. The great feature of this tool is wide compatibility towards Windows OS, including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, or Vista.
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Bringing It All Together

In order to resolve any issue in the Windows Operating system, the first preference of administrator is to use Event Viewer tool to diagnose the problem. However, there are many home users who wish to troubleshoot their system technical issues by own. But, they do not know how to open the Windows event log. Therefore, in this article, we have resolved the query of user ‘how do I view logs in Windows 10?’. Along with this, we have discussed how to troubleshoot the error using Windows log event viewer.

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Being a Chief Technical Analyst, I am aware of the technicalities faced by the user while working with multiple technologies. So, through my blogs and articles, I love to help all the users who face various challenges while dealing with technology.

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