Display problem: Windows 10 cannot detect second monitor

Working on a two display computer setup helps multitask more efficiently. Graphics artists, internet workers and designers prefer this to minimizing a window or using alt-tab too often to switch programs. However, there are instances when an extension display connected to the computer quit working or is not detected.

Don’t panic. You can resolve the Windows 10 cannot detect second monitor problem in just a few steps.
The issue could either be hardware or software related. Though your first guess may be that your monitor is broken. But that’s not always the case. read more

How to Fix Error 1500: Another installation is in progress in Windows 10

You just finished installing one program after another. Then an error comes up saying “Error 1500: Another installation is in progress in Windows 10.” You know you aren’t installing anything else but the startling message keeps coming up every time you try to install a new program package. What do you do? Lucky you, we’ve found lots of different methods to stop this issue.

The beauty that is Windows 10 and the abundance of help

Before anything else, let me tell you, Windows 10 works like magic if you can take advantage of the many features you are provided with. But like any other operating system, you’d have tons of migraines in your head if you do not find the fix fast when errors happen. Well, the good news is that this is a known issue for Windows 10 users. Let me outline for you the fixes that I have found to address this issue. read more

Windows 10 Error Reporting: “Windows detected a hard disk problem” Fix

Computer disaster preparedness has taken a new turn with Windows 10. Gone are the days when you get caught by an awkward situation like a failing hard drive. Windows slowly but surely developed a system for recovery so that you can backup your hard drive before it completely goes dead. It flashes a message on-screen that says “Windows detected a hard disk problem” to help you backup your files before repairs.
Windows detected hd problem message

First, Why Did You Receive a Hard Disk Problem Alert?

In some cases, you get this message because Windows found bad sectors on your hard drive or a faulty mechanism. At others, you receive this message because of a damaged system file or software error. read more

Windows Network Error: “The specified network name is no longer available”

A network folder suddenly became offline on your desktop. You know you didn’t do anything to your computer so it is very mind boggling. The folder is visible but inaccessible.  You can click it but what you get is a window that says “specified network name is no longer available” and it looks like this:

A lot of people have experienced this and it is annoying. Especially if you have an important document that needs to be saved on the shared drive and printed out for an urgent meeting or presentation. What can you do to resolve this problem quick? Here are some easy fix to help you work your way around this problem and get you going in the office. read more

How To: Fully Disable Windows 10 Activity History

Windows 10 collects a history of what you have done, including the files you have opened and the web pages you have viewed in Edge. You can disable this function and delete activities from the Task view. The Timeline has been added with the April 2018 update of Windows 10. It can synchronize your activities between your PCs, but you must enable the synchronization function. By default, Windows stores your activity history on your own PC.

The Windows 10 Timeline helps you access activities you have edited in the past, but if the function does not suit you, you can disable it. read more