Troubleshoot AppCrash iexplore.exe in Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

The Windows 7 AppCrash iexplore.exe error is a serious pain in the neck. It is an error message that randomly occurs at different times that forces you to restart Windows explorer. In turn, any programs that you have open must also restart, meaning loss of data (unless you have an autosave feature enabled). Unfortunately, Microsoft […]

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7/8/10 HomeGroup Connection Issues

by File in: Help Desk

Previously, I wrote an article on how to setup and configure a Windows HomeGroup. It’s a fairly straight-forward process and most people will not have issues getting it to work. However, as with any complicated feature of Windows, things can go wrong! One of the main problems is that people simply cannot join a Windows […]

Turn Off Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7/8/10

by File in: How-To

In a previous post, I wrote about why Windows may not be showing taskbar thumbnail previews by default, but instead show just a text list. However, if you do have thumbnail previews enabled in Windows, you will see actual screenshots of the programs or windows that are open when you hover your mouse over the […]

Windows 7/8/10 – Delete Hibernation File (hiberfil.sys)

by File in: How-To

I’ve previously written a post explaining what the hiberfil.sys file is and how you can reduce the size of it. In Windows, the hibernation file can still take up a large amount of space on your hard drive. In this post, we will show you how to delete the hiberfil.sys file and how to turn […]

Fix “Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect” Error

by File in: Networking

When trying to logon to the domain from a client PC, I recently got the following error message in Windows: Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect. What was strange was that it was only occurring for one particular user account in Active Directory and not other accounts. When I tried a different account, […]

IE Print Preview Blank or Not Printing in Windows 7 and Vista

by File in: Windows 7

I recently ran across a client that was not able to print properly from Internet Explorer 7 or 8 on a Windows 7 machine. When trying to print from IE, the Print dialog box would simply disappear and nothing would print. Also, whenever we would try to do a Print Preview, the screen would be […]

Windows 7/8/10 File Search Indexing Options

by File in: Windows 7

The built-in search feature in Windows 7/8/10 is significantly better than the horrible search options in Windows Vista and XP. Instead of installing a third-party program to search for files on inside files on your computer, you can now do it with easily from Windows 7/8/10. For example, let’s say you’re a programmer or web […]

How to Check if Windows 7 is Genuine?

by File in: Windows 7

So you have a computer with Windows 7 installed, but you’re not sure if you are running a genuine version of the OS? You may have this issue if you downloaded a copy of Windows 7 or if someone else installed it for you. Either way, there are a couple of different ways to check […]

Fix “Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD…analog copy protection” in Windows

by File in: Windows 7

If you have a Windows 7 computer and you try to play a DVD, you might get the following error message: Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display. Try installing an updated driver for your video card. Hmmm. You’re probably […]

Fix wmpnetwk.exe High CPU Usage in Windows

by File in: How-To

If you’re running Windows and have an Xbox, you might have considered using Windows Media Player to stream your pictures, videos, and music to your TV. It’s a pretty sweet setup, especially for a home network. The only issue is that sometimes if you have a really large collection or an issue with some of […]