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Repair Windows Installer Errors

by File in: Troubleshooting, Windows

I ran into a problem recently where I tried to install a program on my Windows XP machine and I got an error related to the Windows Installer service, namely […]

Fix “Please Insert a Disk into Drive” in Windows

by File in: Fixes

One annoying, but common error in Windows is when it cannot detect certain media when connected to your computer. For example, ever pop in a disc into your CD/DVD drive […]

Change Default Log Off Button in Windows 7 Start Menu

by File in: Windows

By default, the Start Menu in Windows 7 is configured to with a small button at the bottom right to Log off, Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, etc. However, if you […]

Fix “The Windows Logon Process has Unexpectedly Terminated”

by File in: Fixes

The Windows Logon process is a complicated system process that handles the Windows logon screen, user authentication, loading the user profile, locking the computer, and much more. There are many […]

How to Repair Corrupted Excel Files

by File in: Troubleshooting

Excel is probably just as important to most workers as wearing clothes and eating food. I pretty much use Excel on a daily basis to do everything from managing finances […]

Fix Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working Error in Windows 7

by File in: Fixes

A client of mine called recently saying that his Windows 7 machine kept popping up with a dialog box with the following error message: Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working He […]

Windows XP or Windows 7 Won’t Boot into Safe Mode

by File in: Troubleshooting

Usually when something goes wrong in Windows, we can fix it by restarting the computer and going into Safe Mode, which basically loads the bare essentials that are needed for […]

Fix COM Surrogate has Stopped Working in Windows 7

by File in: Fixes

I was playing around with one of my virtual machines running Windows 7 the other day, when I ran into a bit of a problem. I was trying to right-click […]

Fix “Windows Cannot Connect to the Printer” Error

by File in: Troubleshooting

One problem I’ve run across a lot with clients is not being able to print to a networked printer. The most popular error message I see is Windows Cannot Connect […]

Fix Task Manager Problems in Windows

by File in: Troubleshooting

This post covers two problems you may have experienced with the Task Manager in Windows. These include:

Task Manager Missing Menus and Tabs
Disabled Task Manager

If you’re having either one of these problems with the Task Manager in Windows 7, read this post to fix your problem. Enjoy!