Activated Windows 10 is asking for Activation

You are experiencing something weird with Windows 10. You have an activated Windows 10 that is asking for activation. You are still getting notifications that you need to activate it. It is an annoying situation especially when you know you purchased a very good copy of Windows 10.

Here are troubleshooting steps for removing the recurring notification on your Windows 10.

Re-register using Original Product key

Before anything else, make sure you can easily retrieve your Windows product key. Save it on your desktop using a sticky note or a notepad. To access the correct product key that your Windows 10 came with, just open an elevated Command Prompt and type the following command: read more

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Activation Errors: List or error codes and fixes

A lot of people are loving the upgrades the got when the changed to Windows 10. Their software gave them a great professional look on the desktop, better organization of the files and applications and an assistant that can help run programs, locate them, provide news and updates and more. Windows 10 was definitely a huge leap from its predecessor OS platforms, except for an isolated few who are experiencing activation errors on Windows. If you are having the same problem, worry no more, because this article will outline some quick fix for Activation error codes.
Users who upgraded to Windows 10 have the ability to reinstall without problem of ever reactivating, since Windows 10 stores the information in the PC and helps the installation program collect that information if there are needs for re-installation. However, like any other operating system, there can be a few users who will face this problem if they reinstall their Windows 10 or something similar to that. If that is the case, then do the following: read more

Task Scheduler Error: The selected task “{0}” no longer exists

The Task Scheduler is a new app for Windows 10 which lets you schedule tasks that you want your computer to run automatically. However, you might receive an error that says”The selected task “{0}” no longer exists, To see the current tasks, click Refresh.” Clicking the Refresh button simply gives you the same error. No sweat, just follow these steps to fix the Task Scheduler error.

Delete Corrupted Tasks

The first logical thing to do when you are getting this kind of error is to delete corrupted tasks, since these may cause big issues. To do that, open Registry Editor by typing regedit on the search window. Navigate to this path-
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\
You will see currently set tasks in the Task Scheduler. Go from the latest to the oldest ones, opening each and taking note of the ID. Copy the IDs you will delete in Notepad or sticky notes. read more

Windows 10 Error: This Device cannot start (Code 10) STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE

Different parts of your computer has different sets of drivers. When your device gets an error, your Windows 10 provides you ways to repair the damaged files. Take for example the error with Bluetooth, when you get an error that says “This device cannot start (Code 10), STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE.” It will present you the name of the file you need to fix. Like this:
There was a problem starting C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\btmshellex.dll. The specified module could not be found.

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Windows 10 error: Please insert a disk into Removable Disk

It might be confusing, how you will insert a USB that you’ve known to be a working USB, into your USB drive and when it starts reading it, you get an error message saying “Please insert a disk into Removable Disk.”

You can’t always solve this this problem by re-inserting the USB drive – but there are a few things you can try to solve this.

Change drive letter

First, try changing the drive letter. It is possible that your computer is causing the issue due to conflict in reading the correct path to the drives. read more

Windows 10 Upgrader error: api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing from your computer

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant is an easy GUI based tool for upgrading Windows 7, 8, 8.1 to Windows 10.Other than that, you can also use this to get a Windows 10 ISO for offline upgrade.

It is a nifty tool but like any other softwares, you can at certain instances encounter an error message that says “api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing from your computer.

This driver file is not a native file of Windows. Users began experiencing this after the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. read more

Startup Repair Failure: Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC

You think you shut down your computer correctly, but when you turn it on, you noticed that your OS suddenly went into repair mode. You receive a message saying:

Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC .
Press “Advanced options” to try other options to repair your PC or “Shut Down” to turn off your PC.

Log file: C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt

So your first reaction would be to try to repair by going to Advanced options. But it turned out, you cannot finish the process because your Windows 10 repair utility fails. What do you do? Quit worrying, here are some troubleshooting steps you can do to resolve this. It may be like a sticky situation that you are having a difficult time getting out of. But help is on the way, just read on. read more

Windows 10 computer stuck on boot after power outage

Sudden power outages can cause major damage to operating systems. Desktops are the most vulnerable to this kind of problem, if not connected to back-up power supply. This can cause a Windows 10 computer to get stuck on boot. In this case, only a spinning wheel is visible on the screen so we know that the boot up process stopped where the firmware is about to hand over control of the unit to the operating system. It’s a bit quirky, because there seem to be no other way but to shut the computer down again. Well, don’t resort to dumping that computer yet because here are some easy ways to fix a Windows computer stuck on boot after power outage. read more

Error Code 0xe0434352 – The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application at location 0x77312c1a

It all happens when you shut down your computer. You get an error saying “The exception unknown software exception (0xe0434352) occurred in the application at location 0x77312c1a.” It sometimes comes up with a different location at different instances, some examples of which are 0xe0434352, 0xc06d007e, 0x40000015, 0xc00000d, 0xc0000409, etc. Worry not, the solution is pretty much standard for any of these.

The error may be due to a corrupted .NET Framework installation or a corrupted device driver. So the solutions to this problem are really just some very popular troubleshooting steps used by people, nothing out of the ordinary. Here they are. read more

Error 0x800f0906 – The source files could not be downloaded

You may encounter this error while you are running DISM tool. The error description of Error 0x800f0906 – the source files could not be downloaded, tells us that the Windows Image is corrupted. But unlike the other error messages in the previous posting about Corrupted Windows Image, the DISM tool may not completely repair the Windows Image.

You only get the following descriptions on your screen about the problem. So it may somehow make you feel lost for any real resolution to it.

How to Repair the Corrupt Windows Image

It is not an easy task to resolve this problem but with a few commands, you should be able to fix the problem. read more