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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Restore Your Computer or Server To Different Hardware

Mar 24, 2012 @ 05:16 pm by HackingManual

This guide will explain how to restore your computer, laptop or server to different hardware and keep all of your programs and files and databases in tact. This guide will also help if you just want to move your old hard drive to a new computer.

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There is many reasons why you may want to move your computer, server or laptop to different hardware. Maybe your motherboard or video card died, or maybe you want to upgrade your computer, laptop or server to better hardware.

In most cases if you try to just move your hard drive to another computer you will experience a blue screen and your new computer will not boot. This guide will show you how to do a Bare metal restore using previously mentioned Macrium Reflect with redeploy.

In my case I used a Rescue CD I had created using Macrium Reflect Server 64 bit, Made the backup using Macrium Reflect Free, and the operating system being restored was Vista Business 32 bit. If you are just moving the hard drive, then you might not even need to do the backup with Macrium, just use the Macrium Reflect Redeploy CD, to inject drivers or do hardware abstraction.

1. Make an image backup of your old computer using Macrium the free version will work.
2. Even if you hadn’t made a backup of your computer using Macrium you should still be able to use the Macrium Reflect Redeploy CD to migrate your old hard drive to a new computer.
3. You’ll need to a Macrium Reflect Redeploy CD, doesn’t matter what computer you create it on.
4. To create the rescue CD you’ll need to purchase a copy of either Reflect Professional or Reflect Server.
5. After installation launch Macrium and Choose Other Tasks, Then Create Rescue Media.
6. Choose the option that says Standard Windows PE Rescue Media. This version has Redeploy if you’ve purchased either Macrium Professional or Macrium Server.
7. Make sure there is a tick in the checkbox against ‘Check for unsupported devices each time the rescue media loads’ before you burn the Windows PE rescue CD, this will enable you to add additional drivers when you boot on new hardware.
8. Once the ISO image is created you can burn it to a CD/DVD using IMG Burn.
9. If you have drivers for your new computer, put them on an external hard drive so macrium can access them.
10.Boot up the computer with the reflect rescue CD.
11. If you haven’t already restore the backup image to your new hard drive.
12. If you’re using your old harddrive you can skip the above step.
13. Choose the ReDeploy Restored Image to new hardware option.

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14. Optionally choose the location where macrium can find drivers for your new computer. This is not nessesary but it helps.
15. You can leave the additional options as default, macrium usually chooses the best options.
16. Click finish and reboot
17. Your computer should boot up normally
18. You may need to download additional drivers for your new computer for everything to work properly.
19. After moving to new hardware, windows and MS office will require reactivation. Chances are you might need to purchase new licenses for these two pieces of software, everything else should work properly.

For more information you can visit the knowledge base article for using Macrium Reflect Redeploy V5.


Easily Identify Remote Computer Details

Apr 27, 2011 @ 10:11 pm by HackingManual

If you are in a tech support position then this article might save you some hassle and save you some time by allowing you to quickly know your client’s operating system, public ip address, web browser, and whether or not cookies, flash, or java-script is enabled.

Sure you might have figured out an easy way to ask whether they are using Windows XP/Vista/7 but how about do you know what version of flash your running, or do you have java script or cookies enabled. Yes those are much trickier.

Instead simply direct them to go to they can even quickly email you the details with a form or just read you what you are looking to find out.

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