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GTA 5 Crash PC on Startup, Loading Screen or Random Fixed

GTA 5 Crashing PC Startup Loading Screen Randomly Fixed

It’s been a while since GTA 5 released on PC, yet there are still many complaints about the game crashes frequently. Some happen when they play online and a few reported that the game crashes even in the single player story mode. The cause of …

Running Multiple Instances of Bluestacks Using VMware

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Whether you want to run multiple instances of mobile games such as the most anticipated Clash of Clans, or any other app that restricts you from running more than one instance on a single android device, you can use VMWare to run multiple instances of …

How to Translate Images to English with OCR Software

How to Translate Manga Images Japanese to English with OCR Software

Ever wonder if you can translate texts in images such as Japanese comic manga to any language of your choice directly from your desktop? Well, it is now possible that you can do this all by yourself with just a few amazing tools.
What we’ll be …

www.Facebook.com Login Home Page P | Sign In

www.Facebook.com Login Home Page Welcome Screen

If you have come to this page by accident and was actually looking for link to www.Facebook.com login home page, you must have typed it wrongly on your browser address bar. Most internet browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox practice instant searching from their …

How to Correctly Rollback Graphics Driver | Nvidia or ATI Card in Windows 8.1

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If your games, apps, or programs tell you that they have compatibility issues with your current graphics card driver, rolling back graphics driver sometimes can be a good idea. In this post, I will show you how to correctly rollback graphics driver for Nvidia and …

Baidu PC Faster Download | 10 Reasons why You Should use it

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Baidu PC Faster is a free-to-download industry-leading PC cleaning tool with advanced optimization and protection technology. We have been using it for a while and thought it would be a good idea to share its existence with you guys. Below are our reviews of Baidu …

Speed Up iOS 7 with Reduce Motion and NoSlowAnimations

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If you have upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 7, you’ll notice the newly added parallax effect and animation changes for when you launch apps, switch between apps, bring up the app switching interface, and close apps. While you may enjoy the effects, some …

How to Run Android Apps on PC

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For over half a decade, the app industry has been growing so rapidly that most software companies have turned their attentions toward creating new apps. Since then, hundred thousands of apps roamed the Play Store (1.3 millions apps as of August 2014). Many of these …

Bluestacks Error 25000 Windows 8.1

Bluestacks Error 25000

While we were introducing Bluestacks in a post earlier, we’ve been trying to fix these errors that we met during the installation of Bluestacks App player on our computers. Below are our findings and their respective solutions. While we don’t guarantee that they will fix …


Blue Screen Driver_Irql_Not_Less_Or_Equal windows 8 7 8.1 Your PC ran into a problem

This is yet another annoying BSOD (blue screen of death) commonly occurs when you are running high performance programs such as games or simulators, or when you are booting your PC and end up with this blue screen loop.
Blue Screen Error: Your PC ran into …

YouTube: An Error Occurred, 500 Internal Server, No Recent Activity

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When I came across a video shared by my friend on YouTube, it ended up showing “An error occurred. Please try again later”. Well, I thought it must be something wrong on my side because my friend was able to watch the video. So, I …

Download UC Browser For PC Windows 7/8/8.1/XP

Download UC Browser For PC Windows 8 8.1

If we are to talk about mobile phone’s internet browser, UC Browser will instantly comes to mind. UC Browser is one of the fastest browser I’ve ever used on my mobile phone. I have always wondered if I can use it on my PC to …

Facebook: Sorry Something Went Wrong

Facebook Sorry Something Went Wrong We're Working On Getting This Fixed As Soon As We Can

Facebook says, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can”. If you’re seeing this error message when you open Facebook.com or when you try to login to Facebook on your desktop computer, or via an app on your …

How to Speed Up Android Phone/Tablet – Android Slow Down

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If you have problems with your phone or tablet responding extremely slowly and sometimes freezes itself, we will show you how you can get rid of these problems using one of the two powerful utility apps of your choice.
Android Phone or Tablet Slow Down Causes
Very …

Photoshop Replace One Color With Another, Transparency or Gradient

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In this tutorial, we will show you a few simple methods on how to replace colors of an image or a photo with another color, to transparency or with complex colors such as gradient colors using Adobe Photoshop. Well, unless you have been living under …

Facebook Remove Tag from Photo, Comment, Request or Notification

facebook remove tag from photo

By tagging a friend in a photo, a post or a comment, it means you are attempting to notify your friend about the photo or the post where you tagged your friend. Your friend will receive a notification in their Facebook account whenever someone tags …

USB Transfer Stuck in Windows 7 or 8

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USB Transfer Stuck Fix 1: Wait for it to complete…
Well, this might sounds dumb but sometimes it’s just best to wait for the transfer to complete itself. It may not be the transfer stuck problem if it’s just transferring slow, so slow that you couldn’t …

Gmail Login Page

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Today’s lesson is about some best practices for Gmail login, and risks you would possibly encounter if you often visit malicious web sites or if your computer is infected with viruses or spyware. If your Gmail account is important to you, we firmly believe that …

USB Transfer Rate Slow in Windows 7 or 8

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When you transfer files between a computer and a USB flash drive or a external HDD, and the transfer speed is so slow and that you couldn’t bear it, it may be due to faulty or slow USB ports, badly formatted drive, low-end USB drive …

Facebook Login Home Page | Facebook.com Login Sign in

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People often have problems logging into Facebook due to the following reasons: Fake Facebook URLs, accounts got hacked, network is blocking access to Facebook, forgotten password, improper Facebook login habits and others. We will cover most of these problems and their respective solutions and advice …

Volume Control Icon Missing from Taskbar Windows 8/7/XP

Volume icon XP

By default, the volume control icon should be located in your taskbar at the bottom right of your windows screen. Well, if your volume control icon is missing or disappeared from taskbar, it could be because of missing registry, programs that accidentally removed the volume …

Data Representation – Binary Format, ASCII EBCDIC Unicode, Digital Analog, Images Videos Audios

This article covers most of the things about Data Representation. If you reach this page by searching a certain keyword from any search engine, I would recommend you to use CTRL-F to find the parts that you need.
Data Formats
Computers – Process and store all forms of …

Can’t Access Paypal – Error 205 (net::ERR CERT UNABLE TO CHECK REVOCATION): Unknown error

Can't Access Paypal - Error 205 net ERR_CERT_UNABLE_TO_CHECK_REVOCATION Unknown error

If you encounter this error message which tells you that “the webpage is not available”, and shows you some complicated error codes – Can’t Access Paypal – Error 205 (net::ERR CERT UNABLE TO CHECK REVOCATION): Unknown error, when you try to access www.paypal.com, you may want to try …

RMVB No Sound and Audio in Windows Media Player Classic (K-lite Codec Pack)

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We received an e-mail yesterday sent by one of our subscribers named Yasif requesting our help in solving this problem: “When I play rmvb files on windows media player classic, the video plays perfectly but no audio or sound. Any idea?”
Fix 1: Install K-lite Codec …

Play MKV RMVB FLV MP4 in Windows Media Player Codec

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With the increasing popularity of different video formats such as Rmvb, Mkv, Flv, Mp4, Flac and Xvid, numerous video players continuously appear on the market to meet the demand. Well, most people would prefer to stick to just one video player. The best one would be …

Fix: Google Toolbar Installer Error 0x80040206, 0x80040504, or 0x80040905

Google Toolbar Installer The Installer encountered error 0x80040504

If you encounter an error message with error number 0x80040206, 0x80040504, or 0x80040905 during the Google Toolbar installation process, there are several solutions we’ve listed in this post that may be of help.
Before trying anything else, backup your data such as your bookmarks just in case …

How to Disable or Turn Off Facebook Group Chat

How to Disable or Turn Off Facebook Group Chat

If you ever get annoyed by group chat that keeps on flashing on your screen, you can disable the group chat sent from specific group, or simply turn off the chat feature by going offline for your chat status. We have listed several methods in …

How to fix: “Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system”

How to fix Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system

Facebook will reject (or ban) your name change request if one or more of the following conditions is detected by Facebook: If you have made too many name changes, if you have a name that sounds like it could be fake, if you share your …

How to Add Chinese Characters or Symbols to Facebook Name

How to Add Chinese Characters or Symbols to Facebook Name

Recently, Facebook has restricted the ability to use characters more than one alphabet (usually symbols or Chinese characters) in their name. So, if you have second language or symbols in your name other than English, you should have noticed that Facebook requires you to change your name …

Desktop Icons Missing Disappeared Windows 8/7/8.1

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This is one of the most common problem for Windows 8 and Windows 7 users where all our desktop icons suddenly disappeared from the desktop while we were working on something. Most of the time your taskbar and start menu button will go missing along …

How to Unblock Someone on Facebook | Unblocking People FB


You may not want to be friend with every other person on facebook and only want to add people that you know. In this case, you can easily block someone on facebook, whom you do not want to interact with.
If you’ve accidentally blocked someone whom …

How to Block Someone on Facebook | Blocking People on FB

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Facebook is now the most popular social website on the internet. On facebook, you can find and make new friends via the friend searching tool or through your existing friends. This, however, enables people who you do not want to be bothered by to send …

How to Speed Up Gmail

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Gmail isn’t slow. If you notice a slow down while loading Gmail, it’s most probably because you have bad settings for your browsers, a slow internet connection with much slower bandwidth, or other factors from your side that cause Gmail to load slow. Here we …

Rar to Zip Converter Online | Change Convert Rar to Zip

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Here we will show you how to convert or change rar to zip files using one of the rar to zip converter tools listed below. Rar file extension has been widely implemented since 1993. It is known to be the best file compression method even for …

How to Create a Strong Password | Strong Password Generator


This tutorial is about how to make a strong yet easy to remember password. Before we begin building a strong password, you need to understand what characteristic should a strong password possess.
An ideal password:

has all kinds of characters: letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers.
is long enough. …

How to Change Windows Live Messenger or Skype Language

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Update: Ever since Windows Live Messenger has been combined with Skype, whatever you are about to configure should be through Skype interface. You may skip the first part of the post below and go for the updated part for methods to change language for current …

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Error 148:3 Licensing for this product has stopped working

Fix: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Error 148:3 - Licensing for the product has stopped working

If you get the error message: “Error 148:3 – Licensing for this product has stopped working” that comes up whenever you try to open Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended (also applicable to Photoshop CS6 and CS5) or any other Adobe products, it generally means that your …

How to Update Drivers in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista for Free

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This tutorial explains how to update drivers in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista for free. A driver is a program that enables communication between your computer and a hardware (such as a sound card, video adapter, network adapter, printer or scanner), allowing the device to work correctly with …

How to Monitor Network Traffic in Windows 8/7/8.1

How to Monitor Network Traffic

If you are having issues with your internet speed being greatly slow down, having lag and delay problems when you browse the internet or play an online game, it could be something running in the background that hogs away your internet bandwidth.
To find out the …

How to Change Default Search Engine Internet Explorer 11/10/9

How to add Google or other search providers to Internet Explorer 9

This tutorial explains how to change default search engine in Internet Explorer 11/10/9 from Bing to Google or to any other search provider of your choice (can be selected from the Windows Internet Explorer Add-ons Gallery).
In IE 11, IE 10 or IE 9, the address bar …

Uninstall Internet Explorer and Downgrade to older IE 11,10,9,8

Uninstall Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Revert Back to IE8 or IE7

If you have accidentally updated your Internet Explorer version, or if you have problems with the new one, you can uninstall Internet Explorer from your Windows 8/8.1/7 and reinstall an older IE (IE10,IE9,IE8).
By default, Internet Explorer will be installed along with your Windows OS. The …

InPrivate Browsing Internet Explorer 11/10/9/8 | In Private IE Incognito

Set Internet Explorer 9 to Open in InPrivate Mode Automatically

InPrivate Browsing, or often known as Incognito Browsing, allows you to browse the web on the internet without leaving any traces in Internet Explorer. This helps to protect your online privacy from other people who might be using your computer. However, it does not affect …

Download Internet Explorer Update IE 11/10/9 Windows 8/7/8.1

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This post will keep you updated with the latest news, updates and downloads for Internet Explorer 11/10/9/8 in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista/XP.
In any version of Windows, Internet Explorer would be installed by default and it’ll be the first ever web browser you would use to connect to the Internet in …

How to Make Internet Explorer Full Screen Mode IE 11/10/9/8

Always Open Internet Explorer 9 in Full Screen Mode

Is Full screen better than windowed mode when browsing the web? Well, it really depends on you. You may find yourself much more enjoyable to view a website in Full screen mode rather than being restricted by toolbars and your Windows 8/7/8.1 taskbar especially if you …

Internet Explorer 11/10/9 Download More Than 2 Files Simultaneously 

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By default, you are only allowed to download 2 files at a time from a single website in Internet Explorer 9/11/10. However, you can tweak it to enable more than 2 downloads simultaneously at a time by changing a editing a few keys in the …

Internet Explorer 11/10/9 Menu Bar Missing Windows 8/7

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This tutorial explains how to show menu tool bar in Internet Explorer 11/10/9 on a Windows 8/7 system if they happen to be suddenly gone, missing or disappeared.
One of the most common reason menu bar would go missing in Internet Explorer 11/10/9 is that you’ve …

5 Tips to Speed Up Your iPad

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After using my Apple iPad for months, I find that it isn’t performing as fast as when I first bought it. So, I went through some steps and was hoping to speed up my iPad. Guess what? My iPad is now running like it’s new! …

How to Fix Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again.

This post will explain the solutions to the problem where when you try to remove your USB drive, you get the following error message “Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device: This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using …

How to Connect Xbox 360 to PC Windows 8/7

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If you have a Xbox 360 console, you might want to share your videos, photos or musics stored on your computer with your Xbox 360. This can be fun if you have a huge gorgeous TV and want to show off your photos or videos to …

Windows Installer Error 1603 Fatal Error During Installation MSI

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“Windows Installer Msi Error Code 1603 – Fatal error during installation. Consult Windows Installer Help Msi.chm or MSDN for more information.” If that’s exactly what you saw when you were trying to install something in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, it indicates that the …

Recover Corrupted pptx, ppt, docx, doc, xlsx, xls, odt Files For Free

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When it comes to recovering corrupted document files, you will most likely ended up in a lot of guides about using some expensive recovery software to recover your documents. Before paying for any of these recovery software, you may want to first try all the …

How to Add Subtitles to a Movie MP4 AVI Video in Windows Media Player

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Whether if you are watching a movie video in a language that you do not know, or if you just prefer to read subtitles instead of bringing up the volume of the movie video, you can insert any piece of subtitle in any language of …

Internet Explorer 11/10/9 Toolbar Missing Windows 8/7 Favorites

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This post explains how to retrieve missing or disappeared toolbars in Internet Explorer 11/10/9 on a Windows 8/7 computer. There could be a number of reasons the Internet Explorer toolbars such as the favorites toolbar suddenly gone missing (usually after upgrading your IE 11/10/9 or re-installing it).
When …

Internet Explorer 11/10 Address Bar Too Short Increase Size

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This post explains how to increase the size of address bar in Internet Explorer 11/10/9 if the IE address bar is too short for your preference.
One little thing Microsoft should realize is that the default size of address bar in Internet Explorer 11/10/9 is really too short for most …

Stop/Disable Windows Update Restart Prompt Windows 8/7

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Generally, after Windows Update has downloaded the required updates, it will request you to restart or reboot your computer in order to complete the updates of the important files and services that cannot be replaced while you are using them. This tutorial explains the steps …

Taskbar Disappeared Missing Windows 8/7 | Restore Start Menu Bar Button Toolbar

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There have been reports in the major forums that the Windows 7 or Windows 8 taskbar suddenly disappeared especially when the computer wakes up from sleep mode or the screen saver. This is one of the most commonly reported errors in Windows 8/7. This could caused …

Fix: Internet / LAN / Wireless Network Connection Icon Missing

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If one day you find your network connection icon disappeared from your taskbar notification area, don’t be panic. This article will show you how to display the missing network connection status icon in the taskbar again (in Windows 7, Vista and XP).
The network connection icon …

Fix: Windows Installer Error Code 1635

Fix: Windows Installer Error Code 1635

If you receive the following error message: 1635 This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package, this article will …

How to Fix “Internet Explorer has stopped working” IE9,10,11 Windows 7/8/8.1

Fix: IE 9 Error - Internet Explorer has stopped working

If you’re seeing a pop-up error message showing that the Internet Explorer has stopped working when you try to open a new tab, window or webpage in Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11, you may want to try the possible solutions listed below in this post.
Websites and …

IE Compatibility Mode View Settings IE11 IE10 IE9 Windows 8/8.1/7

Tip: IE 9 Compatibility View Mode Switching On and Off

After installing the new version of Internet Explorer in your computer (via Windows Update?), you may find that some websites somehow look weird and different from what you can see in the past (IE8) or in other browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or older version …

How to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes in Windows 7/8

Tip: How to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes in Windows 7

This post explains how to recover deleted sticky notes widget in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista if you were previously using it as one of your gadgets and it was accidentally deleted or simply went missing.
This tutorial, however, will only guide you to retrieve whatever data you have …

Windows Update Error Code 80072efd Windows 7/8

Fix: 80072efd Windows Update Error Code - Windows 7 and Vista

This post is about how to fix Windows Update Error Code 80072efd in Windows 7, 8, or server 2008 r2. If what exactly you saw is the following error messages, you can proceed to the fixes. While checking for updates, you receive the following error message: …

Download Google Chinese Pinyin IME Installer

Google Chinese Pinyin IME Installer Download 下载谷歌拼音输入法

It’s been many years since we stopped using the traditional NJStar Chinese Input Software. We then use the built-in Chinese Input Method provided in Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. But that just did not satisfy our needs of Chinese input method. Now that we switched to Google …

My Computer Preventive Maintenance Checklist

My computer preventive maintenance checklist

Computers are no different than cars, they need maintenance too. In order to keep your computer running smooth and fast, you’ll need to take good care of it on a regular basis.
That is why people follow a computer maintenance checklist that will hopefully able to …

Fix: Error Code 1601 Windows Installer 8/7/Vista/XP

Fix: Error Code 1601 Windows Installer

Problem: Each time you want to install or uninstall a program that uses Windows Installer, you get the following error with error code 1601: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer …

How to Increase/Change Font Size in Google Chrome

How to Increase or Change Font Size in Google Chrome

If texts appeared to be too small on some websites that you were having hard time reading them, you can increase the font size in Google Chrome so that they can be read comfortably.
By changing the font size in Google Chrome, the changes in font size …

How to Change/Increase Font Size in Mozilla Firefox

How to Increase or Change Font Size in Mozilla Firefox

We read on the internet everyday. It is wise to make sure that the texts we read are in a comfortable font size so we can reduce excessive use of our eyes just to read, especially when your monitor or TV is too further away …

How to Use P2POver to Limit Bandwidth on Home Network

How to Use P2POver to Limit Bandwidth on Home Networks

There’s always this question about how you can limit the bandwidth in your home network. Well, a middle-class router or modem/router should be able to do that. But what if you have a cheap router that doesn’t have such an option to limit bandwidth of …