Category: .do fix stuff

Sometimes there’s some error that occurs during an update or shutdown operation that corrupts something on the PC such as your user account.  The upshot is that the next time you start the PC, you get an error and it won’t let you get to…

If you have a lot of tabs open in your web browser, you might find that you have one website or web app which misbehaves, consumes too much memory or processor time, or that crashes completely.  You can view what’s going on with your browser…

One of the most common problems people have on PCs is having their computer set to the correct speaker, headphone, and microphone options when they need them.  I have written about how you can easily manage audio devices from the Taskbar, but sometimes you need…

Sometime you need to install a driver in Windows that’s not strictly compatible with Windows.  This could be for some older, or legacy hardware that you still really need to use, but the only driver available is for Windows 7, or perhaps even Windows XP.  You…

Sometimes a network connection can drop out suddenly, and you’re just left with a “can’t connect” planet icon in the System Tray.  The usual solution would be to restart the PC, but you might have something open on the desktop that will be lost if…

Windows PCs can come with a lot of baggage in the form of older, and legacy features and apps that you might not ever want to use, or that could even pose a security hazard.  Fortunately, Windows 10 makes it easy to remove them.  You…

If like me you have to shuffle a lot of files back and forth to the cloud, then you might find that the cloud service apps such as Microsoft’s OneDrive, and Dropbox, can consume quite a lot of bandwidth.  This can become a real problem…

If something goes wrong with your PC and you find that Windows no longer starts to the desktop, you can reinstall the operating system from the Recovery Console.  If Windows fails to start three times then it will start its recovery process automatically, but if…

If something goes wrong with your PC and it’s unable to boot to the desktop, you need to be able to recover it to a working state.  Much of the time you’ll be presented with the Recovery Console if the PC fails to start three…