Audio service does not work on Windows 10/8/7

If you see a red X on the speaker icon in the notification area and move your mouse over the icon, you see a message The audio service does not work on your Windows 10/8/7 PC, so here are some things you need to look at.

1] Check Windows Services status

Start services.msc to open Windows Services Manager. Scroll down to Windows Audio Service and double-click to open its properties. This service manages audio for Windows programs. If this service is stopped, the audio devices and effects will not function properly. If this service is disabled, not all services that explicitly depend on it are started read more

To set the data limit of the wireless adapter and Ethernet in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 v1803, Microsoft now offers you a way to see how much data your wireless or Ethernet adapter can consume. This is important because of the data restrictions you may have with your ISP. I’m sure many of you have unlimited or huge reserves of data bandwidth, but there are many who don’t have that privilege. This feature is important to them because the data is not cheap and you can understand how much data has been used without using a third party tool.

There is another aspect. Often you connect to multiple networks – and you also learn the details. read more

How to disable secure booting on Windows 10

To ensure that Windows 10 remains protected against malware, Microsoft has enabled support for Secure Boot, which works via UEFI. Secure Boot ensures that your PC only uses firmware that the manufacturer trusts at boot time. However, in many cases, you will need to disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 due to incorrect hardware configurations.

If you wonder what the UEFI is, it extends to the unified extensible firmware interface and is the next generation of popular BIOS. It is secure, can store more data, much faster than the BIOS and is almost like a tiny operating system that runs on the PC firmware, and it can store much more than a BIOS. Best part, it can be updated by OEM via Windows Update. read more

Can’t import photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC

Unlike before, transferring images from the iPhone to Windows 10 was now easy. With various photo management software, Apple Mobile Device Service and much more. Recently, some iPhone users have complained about the difficulty of importing photos from the iPhone to their Windows 10 PC.

Users may not be able to view iPhone photos when transferring images from the iPhone to the computer, or may have difficulty transferring images using applications such as Bluetooth, iCloud and iTunes. In this case, it is important to understand the cause of problems caused by a damaged driver or that require adjustment of settings. If you have encountered similar problems, we will discuss possible solutions to this problem. read more

Task host window, task host stops tasks in the background

Normally, when Windows exits when a program is not closed, a window inviting you to close the program appears, or Exit anyway. We could use one of the two options to continue. However, in some situations, some internal process may prohibit shutdown/restart and the user may receive the error:

Task host window, task host stops background tasks

This usually occurs when an update file prevents your PC from updating.

The hard part here is that a clean boot cannot be tempted to solve the problem because the system cannot be restarted unless we force the shutdown. read more

Service Host State repository service problem with high CPU usage under Windows 10

If you have just installed Windows 10 and experience a freezing problem after opening Microsoft Edge, it may be because the State Repository Service uses a lot of CPU resources simultaneously. This is a common problem with newly installed Windows 10 users. Because of this problem, your computer may freeze and you may not be able to work properly on your PC. This can also happen if you open a link in Microsoft Edge after installing Windows 10. This service can take up to 90% of CPU resources, which can result in a high CPU load on your computer. read more

How to create a keyboard shortcut to open the Windows Registry Editor

The Windows Registry is a graphical application that manages the database of all configuration settings and stores information about hardware and system options. In other words, the Windows registry is nothing more than a collection of configurations and settings that allows users to view and modify advanced settings. It gives a clear idea of how your system memory is configured and which programs support the operating system boot process. Users can view and edit the Windows registry using the Windows Registry Editor. read more

SetupDiag.exe helps you diagnose Windows 10 upgrade errors

Windows updates are usually installed on your PC without problems. But there are times when it takes a little work, especially when it comes to compatibility and fixes. If you encounter such failed update errors, you must first manually search for the error code, then search for the steps to follow to correct them. All this takes time. Microsoft has therefore found a simple solution – SetupDiag.exe.

SetupDiag.exe is a standalone diagnostic tool that you can use to find out why an upgrade to Windows 10 could not be installed. If you know that the update process in Windows 10 has been completely streamlined, but that does not mean that there is not always a problem, so the tool. read more

How to prevent or allow applications to access the file system under Windows 10

When you install applications on your Windows 10 PC, they need access to your file system, i.e. hard disk space, to store files regularly. However, it is a problem to give them full access to memory. Windows 10 v1803 or later, you can prevent installed applications from accessing the file system. This ensures that applications are not able to access files of your documents, images, OneDrive, etc. without asking you.

This is part of the privacy enhancements that Microsoft provides for Windows 10 so that you can control each individual privilege set. Let’s see how you can control it. read more

The Microsoft management console has stopped working

The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) represented by process mmc.exe handles administrative snap-ins for Windows. If one of the affected snap-ins such as Device Manager, Group Policy Editor, Disk Management, etc. fails, it is quite possible that the MMC is responsible. In such a situation, an error dialog box may appear saying:

Microsoft Management Console no longer works

Such crashes may refer to incompatible application DLLs attached to the process mmc.exe.

The first step when this error occurs should be a system reboot. There’s a chance it could help. Try updating Windows and rebooting the system if it helps. If this is not the case, we can continue with the following troubleshooting steps : read more