When network discovery is turned off noone can access your shared network folders, download and upload files and even see you PC in the list of network devices. It is okay to restrict access by turning off network discovery when you are connected to the public network at Starbucks, but when you are at home you may want to make your machine accessible by all other trusted devices belonging to you or to your organization. Here is how to turn on network discovery in Windows 10 using different methods. Continue reading
“System and compressed memory 100% disk usage! Is this normal?” – often ask users on IT forums. Today we are going to discuss the issue and mention all possible solutions on how to stop System and compressed memory cause high disk and CPU usage in Windows 10. Please, note that there is no universal solution or fix. Different solution can work in your case. So you should try each one to fix the issue. Continue reading
Bad sector is a sector on your hard drive that cannot be used for storing and reading data. A sector is marked as bad when it provides too slow reading speed or cannot be read at all. We recommend to check HDD for bad sectors presence once a year. If you store some extremely important data on the drive – check it even more frequently. If you detected a bad sector don’t hurry to throw your HDD away. In many cases it can be fixed and you can use your disk storage again.
HDAT2 is a great utility designed to detect and repair bad and unstable sectors. It can be run from CD/DVD or USB disk. Here is our ultimate step-by-step guide on:
- how to create a bootable USB flash disk with HDAT2 utility;
- how to check your hard drive for software and hardware bad sectors;
- how to fix bad sectors on your HDD;
- how to upgrade HDAT2 version on your USB stick.
Today we will talk about the error The User Name or Password is incorrect. Try again that happens quite often on Windows 10 at logon. The second confusing thing is when you click OK you see two identical user accounts (yes, with exact same names) on the welcome screen and you don’t know which one you need to select. So here is about the known reason of the problem and how to fix the error “The User Name or Password is incorrect. Try again”. Continue reading
In you used Windows 7, 8 or 10 to partition your hard drive, your partitions are likely to be already aligned. But this article will be useful for you if you edited partitions in Windows XP or cloned partitions using various third-party software. Here is how to check the alignment of HDD or SSD and align a partition using free utility without formatting and risk of data loss. Continue reading
Many of you faced the “PCI Simple Communications Controller” unknown device in “Other devices” section of the Device Manager on a laptop under Windows 10. Let us find out how to download and install its driver. Continue reading