Posts under Troubleshoot tag.

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 […]

Toubleshoot: Missing Windows Installer Cache files

The Windows Installer cache folder is a hidden system folder located at C:\Windows\Installer. Whenever you install a software using the Windows Installer, a copy of changed system information is placed in this folder. The Windows Installer cache contains the saved […]

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Fix: The Windows Security Center service can’t be started

If you receive a The Windows Security Center service can’t be started error message in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, then this article may be able to help you troubleshoot the problem. You may try these troubleshooting […]

ABBYY FineReader Add-in causing Office Programs to crash

Recently I installed Office 2013 on one of the machines running Windows 7. After the installation, during the first run itself, it started to crash and was not able to even start. All the Office Programs seemed to be affected […]

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 […]

What is RuntimeBroker.exe in Windows 10/8/7

RuntimeBroker.exe is a small 32KB system file in Windows 10/8/7 that is located in the System32 folder. If you open your Task Manager, you will see Runtime Broker running. RuntimeBroker.exe in Windows 10 The file RuntimeBroker.exe runs only when you […]

Fix: Unable to open Libraries in Windows 10/8/7

Many of us are still trying to get used to the new Windows interface, so I decided to add some extra Libraries  in addition to the default ones, for easy access. I went and right-clicked on Library and clicked on New. […]

Cannot connect to Facebook using People App in Windows 8

Since the launch of Windows 8, we’ve heard many issues in which users are confused with the new Metro or Modern Apps. Yesterday, I came across the issue associated with People app in Windows 8. Most are aware that the People app […]

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Web fonts appear blurry in Internet Explorer

You may have observed, while viewing webpages in Internet Explorer some or all the fonts appear blurry. The problem may not persist in other versions of Internet Explorer i.e., the font may not appear blurry in other versions. So, if […]

DNS Server is not responding on Windows 10/8/7

When you try to connect to the Internet, the connection might fail when we run the Troubleshooter, and you might get this error: The device or resource (DNS server) is not responding. The exact error would be: You computer appears […]