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Windows Fix

WindowsFix will aim to document some of the most common problems experienced within the windows operating system with suggested fixes. I am not stating that this is the only method to fix these issues but they have been successful for me and colleagues.

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Remove about:blank Home Page from Internet Explorer

About:Blank Internet Explorer Screenshot

A screenshot of the About:Blank hompage in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer offers three forms of home page, about:blank, custom or default. About:blank displays a blank white screen or no homepage, this is the most basic option available. Custom home pages are the most useful as this will load your favourite webpage on start up or any time you click the “Home” icon. Finally the default option is points to Microsoft’s own msn.com. You can choose any option you want but many people advise setting your home page to a search engine such as Google.

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What is a computer virus or trojan?

Computer Virus
Computer viruses are pieces of software that are specifically designed to spread from one computer to another to maliciously disrupt the computers operation. A virus will try to corrupt other computers via your email or instant messaging programs, but are mostly obtained from the internet as downloads. This is why you should never open email attachments from unknown sources as the majority of the time this a virus (or some other malicious software). Viruses are usually disguised as zip files, video files or images to encourage a user to open the file (also known as Trojans

What is a trojan virus?

Trojan Viruses or trojan horses are malicious software that appear to. Click to read more >>>

FIXED : There was a problem starting NVCPL.DLL Windows 7

NVCPL.DLL  error. Once again more RunDLL errors, this time the effected DLL is NVCPL.DLL this DLL is not a main windows system file so you can relax there is no need to go hunting out those windows disks.

NVCPL.dll error

NVCPLL.DLL error

First we need to know what has happened to the file and why we are getting this error. This error was produced because windows could not find the following file “NVCPL.DLL”, this can be caused by a file being renamed or that the file has been deleted. Click to read more >>>

WMI : Event 10 – Error 0x80041003.

Windows Management Instruction errors are the bain of my existance, several times a day I come across WMI errors in the office but now to top it off I come home to a nice relaxing night and am confronted with a slower loading machine.

Upon investigating the EventViewer (which can be access by typing eventvwr in the run bar) sit a red error and just look what appears next to it in the source….. WMI!

Screen Shot of WMI EventID 10

Screen Shot of WMI EventID 10

When exploring further in the general tab I am given the followin message: Click to read more >>>

Fixing a computer that will not switch on

So it has happened… Your day has gone from bad to worse because your computer will not start. There is nothing more frustrating than a computer not switching on. So what can you do?

Firstly stay calm as kicking your PC across the room will only make things worse (even though it will cure the frustration for a second or two).

Performing a few simple checks can quickly get you on the way to getting the PC fixed. Click to read more >>>

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

The dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) that you have all seen since you have been competent enough to type. The BSOD is windows’ way of protecting itself and the components within the computer. This blue screen is windows being forced to “stop” when a serious error has occurred. Since there is no friendly errors on screen to help diagnose the issue this is where the headaches usually start.


Blue Screen of Death

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Diagnosing a Blue Screen of Death

One of the first ways to diagnose the cause of the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) stop command is to Click to read more >>>