Troubleshooting: PC Won’t Go Past Motherboard Boot Screen

Have you ever gone to turn on your PC and been greeted only by the boot screens text never to have your OS start? Perhaps your machine says there is no OS on the drive and pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del allows it to boot safely into your designated OS? I have seen both issues recently, and these tips are how I solved them. Continue reading “Troubleshooting: PC Won’t Go Past Motherboard Boot Screen”

Troubleshooting: Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7)

Have you purchased the Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7) and it’s not living up to expectations? Fear not, there is still hope! This guide will walk you through all the troubleshooting steps you need to get it working correctly or determine if it’s defective and needs replaced.    Continue reading “Troubleshooting: Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7)”

Old Software: Setup.exe Will Not Run

Backwards Compatibility

Have you ever had an older program or game refuse to install, receive strange errors while installing or even double clicking on the installer and having nothing happen?  I certainly have.  Most recently I encountered the problem where setup.exe would not run on two of my old PC games after re-installing Windows 7 on my machine.

In all cases Windows is to be backwards compatible with legacy software and games; and although there may not seem like there is a way to find out why the software isn’t working, there are a number of things you can try. Continue reading “Old Software: Setup.exe Will Not Run”

Fixing Disk Drives Using Diskpart (Windows)

Usually using a  hard drive or flash drive is as easy as just plugging in the drive and letting Windows recognize it.  However, sometimes things can go terribly wrong leaving the drive with only a fraction of its space usable and no easy way to fix it.  I recently encountered this problem again while using my Windows 7 PC and thought this would be a great How-To article as I remember finding little information online to help fix this problem previously.

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