Windows 11

Blue Screen of Death Windows 10/11- How to Fix?

Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10/11 may sometimes appear without any serious reason for that issue. Both of these OS versions have their issues, but they seem to be harmless for critical system functions. Let’s check where these problems may come from, and how to deal with BSOD in Windows 10/11.   What is BSOD?Why does BSOD appear?How to fix Blue Screen of Death Windows 10/11?Driver issuesHardware issuesApplication software errorsWindows errorsHow To Fix Blue Screen of Death if I cannot access my PC? What is BSOD? Blue Screen of Death, commonly known under the abbreviation BSOD, is a...

DNS Server Is Not Respoding – Fix the Issue

“DNS Server is not responding” is a networking issue you can sometimes witness on your PC. It is usually followed by the inability to connect to any website, which is pretty painful for the vast majority of people. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to solve that problem – by just adjusting the settings. In this article, I will show you that – and help with fixing the “DNS server is not responding” error.   What is DNS?Why does DNS Server is not responding error appears?DNS Server is not responding — how to fix it?Reboot your routerDisable your antivirusDisabling secondary...

Microsoft warns the files may remain after the Windows PC reset

Microsoft warns users of its operating system about the strange bug in the Reset this PC mechanism. The function Windows offers to commit the complete reinstallation of the operating system may keep some of the user files.   Reset this PC function keeps some files undeleteWhy does Windows not delete the files?Is it possible to deal with that problem? Reset this PC function keeps some files undelete Rudyooms, the IT expert marked as Microsoft MVP, discovered an interesting bug in the Windows function for system reset. While attempting to reset your system to factory settings, you can...

Systemswift.exe process – what is it? Is systemswift.exe safe?

There are dozens of processes running in the background in your system. Some of them do not look interesting, and some of them call increased attention to them. The systemswift.exe process is one that sometimes causes loud disputes between users. “Is systemswift exe legit?”, “Do I have to stop the systemswift.exe?” – let’s answer these questions.   What is the systemswift.exe process?Is systemswift.exe safe?When the things go dangerousHow do I disable the systemswift.exe process? What is the systemswift.exe process? This process in your Task Manager belongs to a legitimate...

WMI Provider Host high CPU usage. How to fix that issue?

WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) is one of the processes you can spectate in your Windows. In this article – a part of a large series about Windows system processes – you will see the purpose of that process, as well as possible ways to fix WmiPrvSE.exe high CPU usage. WMI Provider Host is a crucial system process that is required by a big number of applications. Hence, it is not pretty hard to get into a situation when something goes wrong. Special attention is needed when you have any self-made programs or apps in beta testing. There are no cases of malware under the name of the...

Is Microsoft Defender good enough?

Microsoft Defender. The epochal product that appeared together with a breakthrough Windows version – Vista. Through the years, it was known as a useless tool that cannot protect your system even from the simplest viruses. Times have changed, and old problems are gone. But the Defender is still a non-grata for its users. Why? Let’s figure that out.   Is Microsoft Defender necessary?What’s wrong with the Microsoft Defender?Ratings and awards – why so comic?Is Windows Defender any good?Is Microsoft Defender worth using? Is Microsoft Defender necessary? I don’t want to touch the...

How to remove viruses from the Windows Safe Mode?

The majority of viruses that are widespread nowadays can be removed from your PC without any additional setups. However, some “serious” examples of computer viruses can block the anti-malware software usage, or just load the CPU so much that the security tool will fail to start. For that case (and some other actions) Microsoft added the Safe Mode to their operating system.   What is Safe Mode in Windows?How to remove viruses from a computer in Safe Mode?Enter the Safe Mode on Windows 7Enter the Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1/10/11Malware removal in the Safe ModeRemove malware with GridinSoft...

“Msftconnect redirect” error. Why it appears again and again?

“Msftconnect redirect” error may occur in your web browser exactly after starting it. A lot of users report this error appearance after the last updates of Windows 10.   What is the “msftconnect redirect”?Why does this error appear?How do I fix “msftconnect redirect” error?Disable the NCSI serviceChange your HTTP/HTTPS settingsChecking your PC for possible malware presence What is the “msftconnect redirect”? This message is a sign of an NCSI service error. That service is designed to check the network connection, and also to manage the best connection protocols. In some cases, it...

“Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied” on Windows 11

“Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied” may appear in your Windows 11 after plugging someone’s disk into your system. Some people start thinking that it is related to some disk issues, but this problem is 100% software. Fixing it will take just a few clicks.   “Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied”. Why does it happen?How to fix the “Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied” error in Windows 11?Why not Everyone? “Disk D: is not accessible. Access is denied”. Why does it happen? This error is pretty widespread in the cases when you plug someone’s...

System Restore in Windows 11: how to and what for

Like all previous versions of the Microsoft operating system since Windows Millenium Edition, the 2021 Windows 11 features an option of restoring a last viable system condition. We have already published a tutorial on creating a restore point in Windows 10. In this article, you’ll get a short but essential manual on turning this function on in Windows 11, using it in its auto-mode, setting restore points manually, and making a restore.   Why do you need a system restore at all?System Restore vs In-Place RepairEnabling Windows 11 System restoreCreating a restore point manuallyRecovering...

Windows Defender Won’t Launch In Build 20000.120

One of the Windows 11 preview builds (20000.120) features a ridiculous bug. Why ridiculous? Because it affects the most cherished component of the new Windows – its security. As you try to launch Windows Defender, the build 20000.120 instead of running the anti-virus renders a pop-up window.   A new app for an old Windows DefenderSo much for zero-trust security?Another problem with Defender in preview buildsDealing with the issue A new app for an old Windows Defender The pop-up says literally: “You’ll need a new app to open this windowsdefender link.” The window...

Windows Defender Won’t Update in Windows 11 (0x80070643 Error)

Many Windows 11 preview build (22000.160) users report the same frustrating issue: the system won’t update Windows Defender, bereaving itself of the latest anti-malware bases. Windows keeps rendering the 0x80070643 error. A dig into the matter shows that several conditions might be responsible for the trouble. The most probable causes are listed below.   Windows Defender Fails to Update: Probable CausesAttempt 1: Windows Update TroubleshooterAttempt 2: Installing Missing Updates by HandBe Advised:Attempt 3: Reinstalling Windows (In-Place Repair) Windows Defender Fails to Update:...