DVD Drive Not Working? 5 Troubleshooting Tips

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People still depend on DVD drives to access media or perform installations. And when that drive suddenly stops working, users are left in a state of panic. What causes CD/DVD drives to stop working and how do you fix the problem? There’s no need to worry. In this post, we’ll go over some of the […]

How to Fix “Windows was unable to complete the format” Error

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Wanting to format your SD card, USB drive, or external hard drive is a good move. But what if you encounter an error that says “Windows was unable to complete the format” along the way? Getting this error message can cause you to panic. That, or it might make you want to pass up the […]

Fix “Windows can’t communicate with the device or resource” Error

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“Windows can’t communicate with the device or resource,” says the screen in front of you. Considering that all you were trying to do was go online, seeing this error message is frustrating. But instead of giving in to frustration, you should find a way to fix the problem. Fortunately, getting the answer you need is […]

3 Ways to Track Which Programs are Using the Most Bandwidth in Windows

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Are you having trouble connecting to Facebook or Twitter? Has your internet connection slowed down to the point that it’s become unusable? Don’t blame your internet service provider just yet. The reason for this could be a program consuming bandwidth in the background. In this post, you’ll learn how to monitor the bandwidth usage of […]

Windows 10 Checking for Updates Taking Forever?

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Windows Updates are either a godsend or a curse. While the program does help keep your computer up-to-date and protected, the endless updates can be annoying. Work can be disrupted because updates can hog your internet consumption. And the fear that your computer can restart at a crucial point can be disruptive. Even worse, sometimes […]

How to Reset a Laptop Keyboard to its Default Settings

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Is your laptop keyboard not functioning like it used to? Is it taking too long to respond to your keystrokes? Does nothing happen when you press some of the keys? Did the keyboard stop working? In this post, you’ll learn how to reset your keyboard settings to make those pesky keyboard issues go away by. […]

How to Make a GIF from a Video the Easy Way

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Aren’t GIFs great? They make responding to online comments way more fun. If you want to be part of the conversation but couldn’t find the appropriate GIF to use, why not create one? In this post, we’ll show you how to make GIFs you can share with friends. Find a Video Making GIFs starts with […]

How to Convert a Disk from GPT to MBR

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Despite all the advantages of GPT (GUID Partition Table), many still rely on the technology it’s trying to replace, MBR. So it only makes sense for some users to convert GPT to MBR and use the latter in partitioning their hard drive. In this post, we’ll discuss the difference between GPT and MBR. We’ll also […]

How to Open a Corrupted Word File and Recover Document

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Nothing is more frustrating than working on a Word document only for it to be corrupted. A corrupt file can’t be opened, making it impossible to edit or print out. But there’s no reason to lose hope. In this guide, we’ll go through all the ways to recover your Word file and bring it back […]

Computer Making a Whirring Noise? Here’s How to Fix It

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You’ve done everything you can to keep your PC build as quiet as possible. So why then is your computer whirring like crazy? Where is the noise coming from? Should you be worried? There is a chance that there’s something wrong with the fan. And if that’s the case, it can cause serious problems down […]