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Usage of Apple Hardware test and Apple Diagnostics on Mac?

How to launch and use Apple's built-in hardware diagnostic tools, such as Apple Hardware Test and Apple Diagnostics?

Apple computers are well known for their stability and performance, also the usage of hardware resources. A lot of people are stating, that Mac computers never crashes, however there always is a chance of hardware or software crash. In order to help their users, Apple included built-in diagnostic tools, that checks all computer's components and display the results and recommendations how to solve existing issues. This tool, that provides multiple diagnostic tests were named Apple Hardware Test on all Mac computers released until 2013, later they slightly changed the name and appearance, on all models released after 2013 it was called Apple diagnostics.

RAVBg64.exe Causing High CPU Usage

RAVBg64.exe (or ravbg64.exe) Process Is Causing High CPU Usage. How To Fix It?

It is normal for various different programs and processes to run in the system background and normally you would not even notice it, unless one of the programs or processes start to cause high CPU usage when it is not supposed to. If you are reading this, then most probably you have opened the Task Manager and noticed that a process called RAVBg64.exe (or ravbg64.exe) is causing way too high CPU usage and is slowing down your computer.

The application is not responding

Application Or Program Is Not Responding/Stopped Working. How To Fix It?

If you are reading this, then most probably you have encountered the problem where you got a Windows notification which lets you know that a particular program is not responding by giving you the "The application is not responding" or any other similar message like "The program has stopped working". It could happen with any program and usually you get three options (depending on Windows version): to close the program, wait for it to respond, or to check for a solution and restart the program.

Your startup disk is almost full, how to fix on Mac?

Mac is displaying warning message 'Your startup disk is almost full', how to fix?

A lot of Mac users have encountered with the message stating that their startup disk is almost full, the appearance of this particular message varies with versions of operating system. However it happens to occur on every version of operating system and it is not related to some hardware or software glitches, despite the fact it looks light warning message. To make clear, this message announces that you have reached the of free space in your hard drive, your Mac warns you with this message, because the macOS requires at least 10 % of free space available in order to work properly. Moreover, when you hard disk runs out of free space, the performance of your Mac will noticeably decrease, also various mysterious errors and glitches may appear.

Failed to connect to a Windows service

How To Fix The "Failed to connect to a Windows service" Problem In Windows 10

Windows services are programs that operate in the background and they are launched through the Service Control Manager where Windows users can manage all services, to start services, stop them, manage how they are started etc. For example, you can make a service to start when the Windows operating system is started or to make it start only if you trigger it manually. Not all services that can be found in Service Control Manager's services list are developed by Microsoft. Some applications or drivers can also install their own services in order to work properly when installed.

We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes

How To Fix "We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer" Error In Windows 10

If you are reading this, then most probably you have encountered a problem where you get an "We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer" error message displayed on a blue screen. Usually Windows operating system undoes the changes and users then are able to start Windows without any problems (and without updates). However, there are many cases were changes cannot be undone and users are unable to get past the "We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer" blue screen error.

Can't Start Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Can't Start (Launch) Microsoft Store Collection In Windows 10. How To Fix It? 

Microsoft Solitaire Collection is a collection of card games available in Windows 10. Solitaire has been part of Windows for more than 25 years and now it and other games like FreeCell and Spider Solitaire are replaced with the Microsoft Solitaire Collection which includes all of the replaced games and two more additional games like TriPeaks and Pyramid. Microsoft Solitaire Collection not just replaced these games but also gave them a new look and feel.

Can't Open Microsoft Outlook

Can't Open Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Will Not Open. How To Fix It In Windows 10

Microsoft Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office family software and services developed by Microsoft. Usually it is used as an email program, however, it also includes features such as contact manager, task manager, journal, web browsing, calendar and note taking. As for today, there are 16 versions of Outlook and the latest one is the Outlook 2016. You can use it either as a stand-alone program or you can use it with Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Exchange Server if you are in an organization with multiple users so you could exchange public folders, share mailboxes and calendars and so on.


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