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How To Fix The 'IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL' Error?

How To Easily Fix The 'IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL' Error On Windows 10?

Blue Screen of Death (also known as a blue screen or BSoD or a STOP error) is an error screen displayed on a Windows computer system after a fatal system error, also known as a system crash: when the operating system reaches a condition where it can no longer operate safely or Windows must stop completely. It usually appears when Windows encounters a critical error and cannot recover. There are a number of blue screen types depending on the Windows operating system version.

Blue screens are generally caused by problems with computer hardware or hardware driver software. In this state, the only option is usually to restart the computer, but if there are programs open, Windows will not save associated data. Windows does, however, automatically create a file called “minidump” that contains information about the crash and saves it to the disk. You can view information within minidumps to help identify the cause of the blue screen. A minidump file does not contain as much information as a full crash dump file, but enough to perform basic debugging operations.

 
How to format an external hard drive on Mac?

How to format an external hard drive or USB flash on a Mac computer?

With technology growth, use of data storage formats such as CDs and DVDs are on the decline, but physical storage remains useful, especially if you do not have an Internet connection or file sizes are large. In these circumstances, external hard drives help, but unfortunately these are not always reliable. Apple products are usually able to read Windows-based formats such as MSDOS, FAT, FAT32, ExFat, and NTFS. In most cases, however, Mac machines can only read these formats and are unable to write or change data.

 
The action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program

How To Fix 'The action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program' Problem In Windows 10?

When you try to rename, delete, or move a file or folder, you might receive the message “The action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program”. This error is not serious, but can be very annoying.

 
How to take a screenshot on a Mac computer?

How to take a screenshot on Mac?

The 'Print Screen' feature is well known among Windows OS users, since keyboards have a button with an associated label. If you are a new Mac user, you might not be aware of this feature, but it will enable you to capture a screenshot of the entire screen, or any window within it.

 
How To Disable Driver Signature Enforcement?

How To Easily Disable Driver Signature Enforcement On Windows 10?

Microsoft has included a feature called Driver Signature Enforcement on Windows operating systems. When installing drivers on your computer, some might work properly and others might not. The Driver Signature Enforcement feature ensures that Windows can only load drivers that have been 'signed' by Microsoft. The installed driver must be a signed driver that includes a digital signature - an electronic security mark that details the publisher of the driver and all related information (for example, if the original contents of the driver package have been changed). All drivers and system files must be digitally verified by Microsoft and, furthermore, Windows will not run unsigned drivers on either 32-bit or 64-bit systems. This whole philosophy is called “driver signature enforcement”.

 
How to reset your Mac's SMC?

How to reset your SMC on any Mac?

You may have noticed reduced Apple computer functionality, tried several methods to reset your Mac, but are still unable to find a solution. Furthermore, if you are not an experienced IT user, you may not be aware of components such as SMC (System Management Controller) and others.

 
How To Fix "Taskbar not working" Problem?

How To Fix 'Taskbar Not Working' Problem On Windows 7, 8 & 10

First introduced with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows taskbar is an element of a GUI (Graphical User Interface), which has various purposes. It usually shows which programs are currently running. The specific design and layout of the taskbar differs between individual operating systems, but generally it has the form of a long strip along one edge of the screen. The strip contains various icons that correspond to windows open within associated programs. Clicking these icons allows the user to easily switch between programs or windows, with the currently active program or window usually appearing differently from the rest. In more recent versions of operating systems, users can also "pin" programs or files so that they can be accessed quickly, often with a single click.

 
How To Fix The "Start Menu Not Working" Critical Error

How To Fix The "Start Menu Not Working" Critical Error On Windows 10?

The Start Menu is a user interface (or graphic user interface) element used in Microsoft Windows since Windows 95 and in some other operating systems. This simple menu has existed for more than 20 years now. It provides a central launching point for computer programs and performing other tasks. It is the primary location in Windows to locate your installed programs and to find files or folders. It has different names in different operating systems.

Traditionally, the Start menu provided a customizable list of programs for the user to launch, as well as a list of most recently opened documents, a way to find files and get help, and access to the system settings. Until Windows Vista, the Start menu was constantly expanded across the screen as the user navigated through its cascading sub-menus. Windows 10 Start Menu is much changed compared to earlier versions of Windows operating system. The most noticeable change is the integration of tiles into the Start Menu. You can access all of your programs through the "All apps" and in through the left pane. All these changes were designed with desktop and laptop users in mind, and to make everything a lot more familiar and easier to use at the same time.

 

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