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.

File xlive.dll is missing in Windows PC

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 […]

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. […]

Clear Windows Store Cache with WSReset.exe

How to Reset or Clear Windows Store Cache in Windows 10

One of the new features of Windows 10/8, is downloading of Windows Store applications. Often you might encounter issues where the downloading of Windows Store apps get stuck halfway or when you try to install or update it on your […]

How to decrease Windows Desktop Apps loading time

The Windows Embedded Release Notes state that Windows apps do not start immediately when using Windows App Launcher. Most of the PC enthusiasts are researching ways to increase the speed of the computer by trying out various tweaks. Today I’ll share […]

Tweak Me – A free Windows Optimizer

Today I happened to come across this nifty little application called Tweak Me. It’s a tweaking and optimization freeware for most of the Windows-based operating system that will help you optimize your computer. They have in their latest updated version, added […]

Helge’s Switchblade – A Portable toolkit for IT Professionals

Helge’s Switchblade is a portable utility meant mainly for IT professionals and System administrators. It comes packed with a good collection of application. As IT Pros we often carry a USB with essential applications to use on a client site. When there are many […]

FIX: Unable to update Windows Store Apps on Windows 8

One of the newest feature of Windows 8 is the availability of Windows Store applications. By now there are tons of application available and lot of new applications are added to the store on a regular basis by lot of developers […]

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 […]

Fix: Unable to Mount ISO on Windows 10/8/7

One of the main feature of Windows 10/8 is the ability to mount ISO image without the help of third party application. We often use this feature because large software downloads like Office or Visual Studio and sometime games too, are available for […]

How To Customize Windows 8

I have been waiting for someone to find out a way to start customizing Windows 8. Well, the time has come to talk about the few customization option available today. I’ll discuss a few of them with you which I […]

MemInfo – A Real-time Memory & Page file Usage Monitor

I’m one of those people who like to know what is going on in the background on my Windows computer. I used to manage them with the Task Manager, Widgets and freeware to find out which  program is running, what is my […]

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager for Windows & Windows Server

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager is a free tool from Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that can help you configure and manage, both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. The main feature of the new version is […]