Instantly Fix Over 50 Common Windows Problems Free

Apr 07, 2012 @ 03:53 pm by HackingManual

FixWin has over 50 instant repair options for some of Window’s most common and hard to fix problems.  FixWin is a must have program for anyone who has a windows computer, it is also very useful if you do computer repair professionally or as a hobby.  It is free and portable so you can place it on a CD or flash drive.

One common problem I’ve used this program to fix is to restore the recycle bin back to my desktop because it was missing. If you’ve ever tried to fix that on certain operating systems you know how much of a headache it can be doing registry manipulations, but using this program all it took was one click to fix my problem.

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Here are the complete list of functions and features.

Windows Explorer:

  • Recycle Bin icon missing from desktop
  • Reset Folder View settings to default
  • Game Explorer is not working
  • Enable Folder Options in Tools menu and Control Panel
  • Fix show hidden files, folders and drives. Helpful if malware has changed the settings and prevents restoration in the folder options.
  • Restore the Windows Sidebar
  • Fix Recycle Bin icon, if it does not refresh automatically anymore
  • Repair Explorer.exe so that it starts on system boot
  • Drive icons (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) missing or not recognized by Windows or programs.
  • Fix Thumbnails not working in Windows Explorer

Internet and Connectivity

  • Internet Explorer icon is missing on the desktop
  • Skip the Internet Explorer Run Once wizard, that sometimes appears more than once.
  • Enable access to Internet Options
  • Increase Internet Explorer maximum connections from two to download more files at once.
  • Fix ability to change homepage in Internet Explorer
  • Repair Runtime Error Dialogs appearing in Internet Explorer
  • Repair Internet Connection and reset TCP/IP settings to default values
  • Fix Font Style and Blurry Text in Source window in Internet Explorer 8
  • Reset IE settings to default
  • Enable right-click menu in Internet Explorer

Windows Media

  • Repair An internal application error has occurred when starting Windows Media Player
  • Fix Windows Media Player stops responding after installing a third party product that registers its own wmp.dll file
  • Repair the slideshow in WMP
  • Fix missing right-click context menu entries for media files that are associated with Windows Media Player
  • Repair Windows Media Player Composition Mixer
  • Fix Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled
  • Reset Windows Media Library and fix library sync issues
  • Enable automatic updates for WMP
  • Flush and rebuild Windows Media Center database
  • Enable flash content to be displayed in Windows Media Player while visiting online stores or the media guide

System Tools

  • Repair Task Manager, fix Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.
  • Enable Command prompt, fix the command prompt has been disabled by your administrator
  • Enable Registry Editor, fix Registry Editing has been disabled by your administrator.
  • Repair MMC Snap-Ins, some viruses disable MMC Snap-Ins to prevent access to Group Policies, Local Security Policies, Disk Management and so on.
  • Reset Windows Search to default, especially helpful in Vista if the message Search Failed to initialize appears when using search.
  • Reset System Restore to defaults. Aids for instance if the message System Restore has been turned off by group policy appears.
  • Repair the Windows Device Manager not working properly, or not showing devices.
  • Repair Windows Defender, resets all Registry settings and services to their default values.
  • Fix Action Center and Windows Security not recognizing Antivirus and Firewall, or identifying the installed software as old security software.
  • Repair the Turn Windows Features on or off dialog

Additional Fixes

  • Repair Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep feature, fix Hibernate missing from Shutdown button options
  • Restore Windows Sidebar gadgets, if sidebar gadgets missing from Gadget panel.
  • Restore sticky notes delete warning dialog box
  • Repair Windows Update, to prevent a blank page when visiting the update page
  • Repair the help system in Windows, so that the Windows Help file opens when accessing Help.
  • Fix corrupted desktop icons, clear and rebuild corrupted icon cache and increase the icon cache limit to 5000
  • Fix Taskbar Jumplists missing or do not store MRU file lists
  • Repair Aero Snap
  • Repair Aero Shake
  • Repair Aero Peek

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Sync and Backup Your Files Automatically For Free

Apr 07, 2012 @ 03:15 pm by HackingManual

While I use Macrium to backup my Computers and Files, I also have a need for a simpler backup program that will sync files between my external hard drive. Many backup programs will do a differential or incremental backup, but that isn’t the same as syncing files so they are available in multiple places. There are numerous free file sync programs but many have limitations or you can’t schedule the syncs.

The program I have found that meets my syncing requirements is called Create Synchronicity. It’s a simple and light weight, open source and backup and sync utility. The key features I found were.

Scheduling your backups and file syncs
Mirror sync
One-way incremental sync
Two-ways incremental sync

The transfer speed was quite fast compared to most programs and after backing up 100GB it didn’t encounter any errors. I used a file comparing program called compare advance to verify it’s accuracy and Create Synchronicity didn’t miss a single file. You might ask how this program compares to Microsoft’s Sync toy. With sync toy, during a sync you couldn’t close the program window, and sync toy was extremely slow compared to Create Synchronicity.

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How to backup your software installation CD’s/DVD’s

Mar 24, 2012 @ 06:25 pm by HackingManual

This guide will show you how to make Physical or Digital copies of your software installation CD’s such as your Windows 7 Installation CD, or Microsoft Office 2010.

CD’s and DVD’s can get lost, scratched, or damaged so it’s best to backup copies of them in case you need them in the future. An even better Idea is to create a digital copy on your hard drive so you can burn a copy whenever you need it. Image backups are stored as ISO files.

Download and install IMG Burn (Freeware)
Insert the CD/DVD you wish to copy
Launch IMG Burn
Choose the option create image file from disc

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Then choose the location to save the backup copy
If you want to burn a physical copy insert a blank CD/DVD
Then Choose the option write Image file to disc and select the image file/ISO from your computer.

WriteImagetodisk How to backup your software installation CDs/DVDs

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