About ShyamS@TWC

Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.

Decrap My Computer – Bloatware & Crapware Remover

When you buy a new Laptop or Desktop it comes with a lot of pre-installed software which may or may not be required by you. These are commonly known as bloatware or crapware. Most of the time bloatware can cause […]

Invalid security token when updating Windows Media Center

Yesterday one of my clients called me and he told me that while updating Windows Media Center on Windows, he received an Invalid security token error. I had never heard of this issue before so I did some research about this […]

Chasys Draw IES – An Advanced Photo Editor

Chasys Draw IES is a fully featured image editing software application with loads of features. The developer claims once you get used to this interface you’ll never go back to another application. That’s quite a challenge. According to the John, its […]

Avidemux – An Open Source Video Editor

Avidemux is a free video editing software designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. If you’re looking an an advanced video editor, then this is not the software you want. Avidemux offers a lot of basic video editing capabilities for […]

How to Convert MBR to GPT Disk in Windows 10/8/7

The GUID Partition Table (GPT) was introduced as a part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). GPT provides more options than the traditional MBR partitioning method that is common in PCs. If you have a large-sized Hard Drive, then you could want […]

Fix: Bluetooth Mouse disconnects randomly in Windows

One of the common issues which users, including myself, face is that the Bluetooth mouse gets disconnected randomly. I did look around a bit on the Internet and in the computer’s settings and was finally able to solve the problem. […]

Repair Master Boot Record (MBR) in Windows 10/8/7

One of the effective troubleshooting steps, to fix boot issues is to repair Master Boot Record, or MBR. One of the common reasons why an MBR can get corrupted is due to malware infections. Improper shutdowns can also lead to MBR corruption. Sometime we […]

Enable Num Lock on startup or reboot in Windows 10/8/7

A relatively common issue being faced by some Windows users, is finding that their Numeral Lock key or Num Lock is not enabled, is turned off or inactive on startup or reboot in Windows 7, Windows 8.1/8 or Windows 10. I researched […]

Unable to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 10/8/7

When I browse through forums I often find this question asked many times – I am unable turn on Windows Defender manually in Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 – or Windows Defender won’t or will not turn on […]

SnapPea – Manage Android phone from Windows PC

Today I came across this excellent software called SnapPea. This application helps you manage your Android phone from your Windows desktop. SnapPea is packed with lot of nice little features. Though this article I’ll walk you through some of its features. […]

Fix: File xlive.dll is missing in Windows 8

Once on a forum, I came across this error posted by a member where he was not able to get the Games working on Windows 8 Pro. You may find that you are unable to play some of your favorite Games […]