Troubleshooting a Slow and Lagging Windows 10 System

What’s the best way to speed up your computer when the system slows down and unresponsiveness and long boot times become the norm? Fixing lag problems on your computer may seem like a daunting task, but it’s not. Our guide will show you how to fix a slow and sluggish PC, with steps you can follow in a few minutes and get immediate and lasting results.

What are the causes of slow and sluggish Windows 10?

Damaged or insufficient RAM: Damaged or insufficient RAM can affect computer performance, cause random reboots, blue screens, etc. If the RAM is damaged or defective, the system memory cannot process processes and services properly. This causes your computer to slow down. read more

How to Fix uTorrent Disk Overloaded Error in Windows

Many users report that the “uTorrent Disk Overloaded” error occurs when the download speed reaches 4-5MB/s. When file pre-sharing is disabled, the “uTorrent Disk Overloaded” error causes too much data to be written to the hard drive at the same time. This error can also occur when downloading multiple large files at the same time.

After studying numerous reports and user reports, we have explored several effective troubleshooting methods. Let’s see how to fix uTorrent disk overload. read more

How to Troubleshoot: MEM_BAD_POINTER or MEM_BAD_POINTER (SmartHeap Library) Popup

Some Home Windows users have reported that the SmartHeap library error pops up every time they start their personal computers. In each case, the error message in this pop-up is MEM_BAD_POINTER / MEM_BAD_POINTER (SmartHeap Library). Whether the user clicks OK or Cancel, the result is the same: the computer works fine, but the error message appears the next time the system is started.

What causes MEM_BAD_POINTER / MEM_BAD_POINTER (SmartHeap library) to pop up

Damaged registry values: a registry key left hanging can also be the cause of a popup that calls the SmartHeap library. In most cases, this is because the infrastructure called by the startup registry key no longer exists. In this case, deleting the remaining registry key manually or with a utility such as a third-party registry cleaner should permanently resolve the problem. read more

Fixed: Garry`s Mod Crashing

Garry`s Mod Crashing

Garry`s Mod, short for GMod, is a popular sandbox game that was first published in 2006. Developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve, the game supports both single-player and multiplayer modes and is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Several problems have been reported since the game’s release, and one of them is the crash of Garry`s Mod. Although the game’s developer has released numerous fixes to address these pesky issues, many Windows players are still reporting the crash problem.

What can you do if your GMod keeps crashing? Don’t worry. Here are some viable solutions, and you can skip to the next list until the problem is actually solved.

What caused Garry’s Mod to crash

What caused Garry's Mod to crash

Well, Garry`s Mod game uses properties of other source games, so if one game has corrupted files, it can cause Garry`s Mod to crash. The problem of GMod crashing can also be related to the resolution of the game. So in this case, you need to force the game to use a specific resolution. Many players have confirmed that Silverline Fallout NPCs, Eye Divine Cybermancy SNPCS, and Dark Messiah are the main culprits of crashes and freezes during the game. If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements to run the game, this is the cause of the problem. Many gamers use high graphics settings to get a better gaming experience. So, if you are one of them too, this is the cause of GMod Lua Panic, not enough memory problem. If your graphics drivers are outdated, it can also cause various problems and errors in Garry`s Mod game. It may happen that because of third-party content, you will face the problem that the game does not start.

To fix Garry`s Mod crash

To fix Harry Mod's crash

Check the cache of other Steam games

Garry`s Mod uses resources from other Source games, and if any of those games have corrupted files, it can cause Garry`s Mod to crash. To solve this problem, we recommend checking the integrity of the game cache for other Garry`s Mod-related games. Users have reported that Team Fortress 2 is often the cause, so check the cache for that game first.

Quit all add-ons and reinstall Garry`s Mod

Open Steam, go to the game’s library, and find Garry`s Mod. Right-click on the Garry module and select Remove Local Content. Now go to Steamsteamappscommon and delete the GarrysMod folder. Reinstall GarrysMod via Steam. If there is no other way to solve Garry`s Mod freeze problems, your last solution is to reinstall the game. Before reinstalling the game, be sure to unsubscribe from all add-ons.

Add the ability to run +mat_dxlevel 95

Start Steam and open your game library. Find Harry Mode, right-click on it and choose Properties from the menu. Click “Set Startup Options” and enter +mat_dxlevel 95. Save the changes and run Garry`s Mod from your game library. Some users have recommended using the +mat_dxlevel 95 startup option to solve Garry`s Mod crash problem.

Check the game cache

Open Steam and go to your game library. Find Garry`s mod, right-click on it, and select Properties from the menu. Go to the “Local Files” tab and click on “Check game cache integrity”. Wait for this process to complete. Many games crash when their files are corrupted. So if Garry`s Mod crashes on your computer, you need to check the integrity of the game cache.

Adding the 32-bit boot option

Open Steam and right-click on Garry`s Mod. Select Properties. In the General section, click the Configure startup options and add -32bit. Save the changes and start the game.

Users report that adding this startup option solves most of the problem, but crashes can still occur when Alt+Tab is pressed. read more