I’m getting ‘Windows Error 0xc000007b’ what do I do?

  If you’re seeing an error that says ‘The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)’ it means something has gone wrong with the program or with Windows files that the program needs to access. While it sounds serious, it is actually quite straightforward to address. With some basic Windows troubleshooting techniques, we can fix … Read more

How to boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode

Safe Mode is an important Windows 10 troubleshooting tool that any power user should become familiar with. It allows you to access usually locked Windows files and drivers as well as circumventing Windows file protection. This allows a lot of freedom when fixing Windows faults. If you would like to know how to boot Windows … Read more

How to perform a repair installation of Windows 10

A repair installation of Windows 10 reinstalls the operating system while retaining all your files, folders and media. It is a task of last resort once other troubleshooting steps have been unsuccessful, but it is very effective. If you need to perform a repair installation of Windows 10, this is how you do it. You … Read more

How to access Advanced Startup in Windows 10

Advanced Startup mode in Windows 10 is a gateway to a range of powerful troubleshooting tools. It allows access to core file checker, system restore, system refresh and a range of other utilities. If you’re having issues with Windows 10 and need to do some work under the hood, Advanced Startup is a good place … Read more

Data Recovery: Restore a Missing DirectX DLL File

A common error message that many people have faced is a missing DirectX DLL file. This message has to do with the graphics programs on your computer, and if a file has become corrupted or damaged, then you will get this error message. Additionally, if you download a DLL file from a download site, then … Read more

Turning off User Account Control in Windows 8

Have you ever noticed that every time you try to install software or apps, your computer comes up with a pop up asking you if you want to “allow the following program to make changes to this computer?” Sometimes, it even pops up just when you try to run a program or app, and it … Read more

Windows 8 Takes Too Long to Shut Down

It’s pretty frustrating when you can’t get your computer to shut down in a timely manner, leaving you counting the seconds. Maybe it is the end of the day at work and all you want to do is get home and relax or maybe have drinks with some friends. Alternatively, maybe you need to head … Read more

Can You Survive the Windows BSoD?

It’s called the Blue Screen of Death and even its name insinuates that it means your computer is headed to the technology graveyard. However, if you see the BSoD, does that actually mean your machine is completely ruined?  In truth, a little computer support could help you and you may find that the error should … Read more

Windows User Profile Corruption

When you turn off your Windows-based computer and then turn it back on, you will need to sign on to a profile. This is designed to protect your information and it logs you into your online Microsoft account. When you try to log on, and it doesn’t work, your first thought may be that you … Read more