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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Easily Find Similar Software for Free/Better Alternatives

Apr 27, 2011 @ 10:36 pm by HackingManual

Are you looking for a piece of software similar to PhotoShop or Microsoft Word or anything else? Maybe your looking for a free alternative, or something easier to use?

AlternativeTo.Net is a website that allows you to do just that. Find alternatives to software. You can filter applications to search for free alternatives, or by platform. You can view users comments on the software to see if it’s a good match as well as filter the software alternatives by rank or by how many people like it.


Quickly Identify whats hogging your hard drive storage

Apr 27, 2011 @ 10:27 pm by HackingManual

This article will show you how to easily identify whats using up all of your hard drive storage.

So your hard drive is getting full and you want to find up what’s taking up so much space but where do you start?

WinDirStat is a free application that quickly identity’s your hard drive usage in an easy to visualize way. You can see which folders and sub folders are taking up the most space. You can also see below which file types are taking up the most space which is color coded with a key to easily identify those file types.

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