DIY How To Fix Blue Screen Errors BSOD

Blue Screen errors or a “Blue Screen of Death” is a type of Windows error that is usually the result of a major system problem, often related to hardware or drivers. Upon encountering a critical error, your system crashes and displays a blue screen that indicates an error has occured.

What is a Blue Screen error?

The blue screen error is sometimes referred to ominously as the “Blue Screen of Death.” This error can happen out of nowhere. When it occurs, your computer will come to a forced stop and you see a blue screen. Your machine may shut down or restart on its own, or it may stay on the blue screen but give you no choice but to restart. When a blue screen error occurs, you will lose any data that was unsaved. In most cases, you will be able to restart your computer after the error.

Why do I see a Blue Screen error?

A blue screen error can be the result of hardware or software issues. For instance, if you install a software driver incorrectly, a blue screen error may occur. Likewise, adding a soundcard might result in a blue screen error. Whatever the cause, a blue screen error represents a serious problem in your computer that needs to be addressed.

How do I fix a Blue Screen error?

There are many different specific blue screen error codes. If you can get Internet access on the computer with the error code or another machine, write down your error code and do an Internet search to figure out the source of your error. If your blue screen error is tied to a software driver or other program, uninstalling and reinstalling the driver or software may resolve the issue. If you can’t figure out exactly what is causing the error, it’s best to treat the issue on a large scale. In some cases you will be able to open Windows normally, and in other cases you won’t be able to access Windows in normal mode after seeing a blue screen error.

Option 1: If you can open Windows normally:

    1. Go the Windows Start menu enter System Restore into the search box. Choose the option that comes up under “Programs.”

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    1. Wait for the System Restore program to open and then choose “Next” from the System Restore window.

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    1. Click on one of the dates in the System Restore window. This will delete all new software updates and installations that were added between the current date and the date you choose. For instance, if you choose a date from two weeks ago, any updates that took place within the last two weeks will be reversed. You should choose a date that predates the time when the blue screen errors began.

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    1. Choose “Next” and then “Finish” to start the system restore. Reboot your computer when it’s done.
    2. Click on the Windows Start menu and choose “Computer” from the menu. Right-click on the hard drive that you think initiated the error, and choose “Properties”.

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    1. Go to the Tools tab, and then click “Check now” in the Error-checking box.

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    1. Check the boxes next to both “Automatically fix file system errors” and “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.” This tells the program to check for both file errors and physical errors. Click “Start.”

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Option 2: If you can’t start Windows normally:

If the blue screen error is the result of one of your startup programs, you may not be able to open Windows normally until the program is repaired.

    1. Initiate a reboot of your computer and hit the “F8” key before you see anything on your screen. Choose “Repair Your Computer” from the Advanced Options Menu. If you don’t see this option, your operating system doesn’t have any pre-installed repair tools. If that is the case, insert a Windows 7 Disc and click “Repair Your Computer” on the first menu screen.

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  1. Select a keyboard layout from the following screen, and choose the “Next” button.
  2. You will be taken to the System Recovery Options menu. Click on “Startup Repair.” Follow the on-screen instructions to look for errors in your startup programs.

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DIY How To Fix Object Errors

What are object errors?

An object error often occurs when part of a program becomes missing or corrupted. This can result from a program being downloaded incompletely or having an error during the download process. An object error can also happen when you are downloading a new program, or version of a program, and it downloads on top of an older program that has yet to be entirely removed. If you see an object error message while running Internet Explorer, the issue is likely caused by too many toolbars and add-ons, or a bad toolbar or add-on. There are thousands of object error codes, but they can often be solved with the same troubleshooting methods.

What can an object error do?

An untreated object error will make your computer run more slowly, and can also lead to unexpected PC shut downs. Your computer screen may freeze with certain programs as well, and you could be forced to restart your machine.

How to I fix and object error?

The way to resolve an object error depends on whether the issue is related to a program or Internet browser. Here are a few ways to troubleshoot the error before it leads to even bigger problems.

Scenario 1: Program Object Errors

If you notice an object error when you are opening a specific program, you can either repair the program installation or completely remove the program and then reinstall it from scratch. Repairing the program will take less time is less likely to result in the loss of data. As a result, it’s recommended to attempt a program repair before you do a complete reinstall.

 

To complete a program repair:

    1. Click on the Windows Start button, which is located in the bottom left corner of your desktop.
    2. Choose the Control Panel option from the Start menu.

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    1. Once the Control Panel window opens, choose the Programs option.

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    1. Choose Programs and Features from the Programs menu.

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    1. Click once on the program that you want to repair from the available list. You should repair any program that experiences the object error screen. Start with the program that was installed just before the object error issue started, if possible.

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    1. Click on the Repair link that appears in the toolbar after you have selected the program. Follow the on screen prompts to complete the repair process, and then reboot your computer once the repair is complete.

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To complete a program uninstall:

  1. Follow Steps 1-5 above for the program repair process.
  2. Instead of choosing Repair from the Programs toolbar, click on the Uninstall link.
  3. Follow the on screen prompts to completely uninstall the program from your computer. Note that this process may result in the loss of program data, so you should back up your program files to your hard drive or an external storage device whenever possible.
  4. Reinstall the program using the software installation device or download link and reboot your computer.

Scenario 2: Internet Explorer Object Errors

Object errors are commonly reported with Internet Explorer, but may also occur with other Internet browsers. When you see an object error message each time you load your browser, try the following steps to remove the problem. Bear in mind that the toolbars and add-ons that are most likely to bring about an object error are ones that have free software attached.

    1. Open Internet Explorer and click on the gear icon. Choose “Manage add-ons” from the drop down menu.

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    1. . Click on the toolbar that you most recently downloaded, or the one that you think may be the source of the error. Once the toolbar is highlighted, click on the “Disable” button at the bottom of the screen. If the toolbar is able to be deleted, click on the “Delete” button at the bottom of the screen. Repeat this process for every toolbar and add-on that you don’t use or that was downloaded right before the object errors started.

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    1. Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings. Go to the Internet Explorer gear icon and choose “Internet Options” from the drop-down menu. Go to the Advanced tab and click on the “Restore Advanced Settings” and “Reset” buttons. Reboot your computer once your browser is reset.

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DIY How To Update Drivers

A computer driver or device driver is a type of software that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or other devices. Without drivers your computer won’t be able to properly communicate with devices such as webcams or printers.

Drivers are required for your computer to talk to different devices, such as printers, video cards, and webcams. If you don’t have the proper drivers installed for your devices, you will get various errors when you try to interact with these devices.

What are drivers?

Computer drivers are software that facilitates communication between your computer and hardware devices like webcams and MP3 players. Drivers are the reason that you are able to open and operate your hardware when you attach it to your computer. Each driver is specific to the hardware it is associated with, and different operating systems need their own driver for the same device. Sometimes drivers can be found online, and sometimes drivers come on a disc with your device. Still other drivers are a part of your operating system package.

Why are they important?

Without a driver, your computer won’t recognize a new hardware device. The driver is needed for the on-screen prompts that allow you to perform functions using the device. For instance, if you plug a smartphone into your computer, the driver is what allows you to access the contents of the smartphone such as music and contacts. A printer driver is what lets you send data from a word processing program or image editor to the printer.

How do they work?

A device driver communicated through a computer bus or the communications subsystem. Your computer invokes a routine or action from the hardware, and the driver translates the code and sends the appropriate command to hardware. The operating system often first sends commands to the logical layer of driver code, and then the logical layer calls on the physical layer to carry out the specific action that’s been requested. When the hardware device sends a signal back to the computer operating system, it uses the physical layer of code, which in turn communicates with the logical layer to relay the message back to the computer.

What are the different kinds of drivers?

Device drivers are usually either kernel mode or user mode drivers. A kernel mode driver uses codes that grant complete and uninterrupted access to all of your hard drive’s hardware components; this type of driver can directly access your computer’s CPU without an interruption call. Video, card, and plug-and-play drivers are usually kernel mode drivers. A user mode driver only gives the driver limited access and privileges to the hardware components on your computer system, and executes actions in the user space. Because a user mode driver has limited access, it can’t crash your entire system like a kernel mode driver if something goes wrong.

How do you acquire them?

Some devices will automatically search online for the appropriate driver and install it when you plug in your device – iPods, for instance. Other hardware, like printers, often comes with an installation CD which includes the driver. If you lose the disc or want to download the driver online, the manufacturer’s website will usually offer a free download of all drivers. The manufacturer’s website is also a good place to go if you want to check for any driver updates, as sometimes your hardware will stop running properly if the driver becomes too outdated.

How do you install drivers?

There are many different brands of drivers, each with their own instructions. In most cases, a driver can be found within a few minutes. If your operating system or hardware are extremely outdated, however, you may not be able to use the most current driver version. Here are step-by-step tips for getting some of the most popular drivers.

HP Drivers

HP has drivers for most of its products available on the official website. Before you get started, figure out exactly which make and model you have. For instance, you might own a printer that begins with “LaserJet” and then has a series of numbers.

 

    1. Go to hp.com and click on the “Support and Drivers” option near the top of the screen. Enter the name and model of your product in the “Enter a product name/number” field and click “Search.” Click on the search result that most closely matches your product’s name and number.

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    1. Choose a language from the drop-down menu and then click on the link for your computer’s operating system.

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    1. Click on the “Download” button next to the exact driver that you want to install. The .EXE file will automatically download and save itself to your desktop. Double-click on the desktop file.

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Nvidia Driver

Nvidia hardware includes video cards, graphics chips, graphics processors, wireless communications processors, and digital media players. The company makes drivers found in video gaming consoles that include the Sony Playstation 3.

    1. Go to nvidia.com and choose your country from the homepage. Hover over the “Drivers” tab in the top toolbar and choose “All Nvidia Drivers” from the menu. You can choose “GeForce Drivers” if you are looking for a driver associated specifically with a gaming console.

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    1. Either manually choose a specific driver using the drop-down menus, or click on the gray “Graphics Drivers” button to run a scan of your computer for any necessary Nvidia graphics drivers updates.

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  1. Click the arrow next to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” in the left panel to expand it. Then, click on the “Edit” menu tab on the top toolbar and select “Find” from the drop-down menu.

Acer Drivers

Acer has a range of different PCs, which include desktop computers, laptops, and mobile tablets. Drivers you might use with Acer products include printer drivers, sound and video drivers, and web camera drivers.

 

    1. Go to us.acer.com and click on the “Support” option. Choose “Drivers and Manuals” from vertical toolbar on the left side of the menu screen.
    2. Go to us.acer.com and click on the “Support” option. Choose “Drivers and Manuals” from vertical toolbar on the left side of the menu screen.
    3. Enter the model number and serial number of your computer, which can typically be found on a rectangular sticker that has bar codes on it. This sticker is often on the underside of a laptop and the back of a desktop hard drive tower. If you can’t find this information, use the prompts to choose your device. You will still need to know the product line, model number, and other basic information about your device.

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    1. Once you’ve chosen the right device, you will see a list of possible drivers. Click on the orange button to the left of the driver you need to start the download.

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DIY Fix Print Spooler Errors

Print Spooler errors are a fairly common problem on Windows-based systems and prevent you from being able to print.

When you try to print and receive an error message that is similar to the following message: “Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close”

What is the Print Spooler

The Print Spooler is a Windows service that should be running by default whenever you are logged in to your computer. Although it has no user interface and no visible window, it constantly monitors printing jobs carried out by an application such as Microsoft Word. The name of the program file is spoolsv.exe. This is the interface between your printer and any application which you attempt to print from. If the service stops working or reports an error, you will not be able to use the printer.

What Causes Print Spooler Errors?

Print Spooler errors are normally caused by a problem with your printer drivers. This may be a result of not having the correct drivers installed for your operating system. In other cases, the service itself may be not be correctly installed and running. Also, when you are attempting to print too many documents at once, the print spooler may encounter an error if you are trying to print out more material than the operating system or printer can handle.

How to Fix Print Spooler Errors?

Try the following options to fix Print Spooler errors.

Option 1: Restart the Print Spooler Service

You should try this option if you generally do not encounter Print Spooler errors but do on occasion when you try to send too many documents to the printer at once.

    1. Open the Start menu and type “Services” into the search box. Click “Services” in the “Programs” section at the top of the results.

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    1. Scroll down the list of services until you find “Print Spooler” listed in the “Name” column. Right-click on it and click “Restart.”

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  1. Alternatively, you can simply restart your computer or log out and log back in again.

Option 2: Reinstall Your Printer Drivers

If you frequently encounter print spooler errors or other printer-related issues, then it is most likely caused by a problem with your printer drivers.

  1. Open your Web browser and navigate to the printer manufacturer’s website. Visit the support section and download the latest drivers for your printer and operating system. If there are no drivers available for your operating system, then the printer may be incompatible with it. Remember that you need 64-bit drivers for a 64-bit operating system and 32-bit drivers for a 32-bit one.
  2. Run the downloaded file and complete the installation wizard to install the drivers. You may be requested to restart your computer afterwards.

Option 3: Run a System Restore

If you have not encountered the problem before, yet now it continues to happen, there may be a problem with your printer-related system files such as spoolsv.exe. System Restore will often fix such problems.

    1. Click on the Start button and navigate to All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

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    1. Click “Next” to continue.
    2. Choose the last restore point created before the problem occurring and click “Next.” Be aware, however, that any programs installed after this point will be uninstalled and any drivers will be rolled back to the previously-installed versions.

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  1. Wait for System Restore to restore your computer and click “Finish” to restart Windows.

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DIY Fix Windows Installer Errors

Windows Installer errors are a fairly common problem on Windows-based systems that are often the result of damaged or missing Windows Installer files. When you try to install a Windows based software or application, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following error message: “The Windows Installer service could not be accessed.”

What is the Windows Installer?

As its name suggests, Windows Installer helps you install programs on computers running the Windows operating system. It can also facilitate the uninstall process when you want to get rid of a particular program. Windows Installer makes the installation process consistent across different programs, and is a standard part of any Windows operating system.

What are Windows Installer Errors?

A Windows Installer error happens when you are attempting to install a program and it fails to complete properly; you will be alerted to the error by a pop-up window. This type of error can be caused by a few different things. You may be running a program that is competing with the installer, you could be trying to install something while in safe mode, or the Windows Installer may not be properly installed itself.

How do I fix Windows Installer Errors?

If you receive a Windows Installer error, close all other programs and make sure your computer is not in safe mode. If this doesn’t correct the issue, Windows Installer errors can usually be fixed in just a few minutes using one of the following methods. If you are using a disc to install a program, you should also make sure the disc is devoid of any scratches or dirt.

Option 1: Enable Windows Installer

Perhaps the easiest solution to fixing a Windows Installer error is making sure that the installer is enabled. If you have disabled the program unwittingly, it won’t function when you are attempting to initiate the install or uninstall of another application.

    1. Click on the Windows Start icon and type “Run” (without quotation marks) into the search field.
    2. Click on the “Run” search result to bring up the “Run” box and then type “services.msc” into the text box. Click “OK.” The services window will open.

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    1. Scroll down to the “Windows Installer” line in the services window and right-click. Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu that appears.

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    1. Go to the “Startup type” menu and select either “Manual” or “Automatic.” As long as “Disabled” is not selected, Windows Installer is enabled. Click “OK” to save the new setting and then restart your computer to finalize the process.

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Option 2: Re-register Windows Installer

Un-registering and then re-registering the Windows Installer application will give Windows Installer a fresh start, so to speak. If the program has become corrupted, this should resolve your errors by overwriting the bad files, and allow you to install or uninstall any programs without a problem.

    1. Go to the Windows Start icon and type “Run” into the search field.
    2. Click on the “Run” search result to bring up the “Run” box and then type “cmd” into the text box. Click “OK.”

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    1. Type “msiexec/unregister” onto the command prompt screen where the curser appears and hit “Enter.”

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    1. Reopen the “Run” box on your computer.
    2. Type “cmd” into the text box again and click “OK.” The command prompt screen will open again. Type “msiexec/regserver” into the window and hit “Enter.” While you won’t notice any difference on your computer, the Windows Installer will have been un-registered and then re-registered.

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  1. Restart your computer to finalize the process.

Option 3: Run a virus scan

While somewhat less likely, a virus or malware issue can also be the cause of a Windows Installer error. Some viruses block programs from opening, including Windows Installer.

  1. Open your computer’s virus scanning program. If you don’t have one, a good free virus removal tool is [wpdm_file id=4]
  2. Initiate a complete scan of your computer. If any threats are detected, approve the quarantine and removal of the viruses.
  3. When the threats have been removed, restart your computer to complete the process.

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DIY Fix EXE errors

EXE errors often occur when the EXE file is damaged, corrupt or even missing.

When you try to launch a program and either the program is missing or it’s damaged, you will get an EXE error.

What are EXE files?

An EXE is an executable file, hence the name of the file extension. Executable files are programs themselves and the EXE file type is used by all versions of Windows. Most of the shortcuts in your start menu or on your desktop will lead to an executable program file. The executable is the core of any program and it contains instructions for the computer to run the program and call upon various program resources. If the executable file is damaged or missing, then the program will not be able to run at all.

What causes EXE errors?

EXE errors may be caused by a variety of errors, but the most common problem is the file in question being missing. If this is the case, Windows will report an invalid shortcut if you attempt to run the program from a shortcut on your desktop or start menu. In other cases, the EXE may fail to open and instead report an error if it is either incompatible with your computer or corrupted in some way due to a virus infection.

How do I fix EXE errors?

To fix EXE errors you can use one of the following options:

Option 1: Reinstall the Program

You should try reinstalling the program in cases where Windows reports an invalid shortcut when you attempt to open it.

    1. Click “Control Panel” in the Start menu and click “Uninstall a program” under the “Programs” section. If you do not see the option, ensure that “Category” is selected in the “View by” menu in the top-right.

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    1. Right-click on the program that you are having problems with and click “Uninstall.”

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    1. Select “Yes” to the prompt that says “Are you sure you want to uninstall program”.

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  1. Once the program is uninstalled, reinstall the program using the original installation disk. If the program was acquired over the Internet, download it again and run the setup wizard.

Option 2: Try System Restore

System Restore fixes many common problems on your computer by reverting your computer to an earlier point in time when the EXE worked properly. Use this method if the program was working fine before.

    1. Open the Start menu and navigate to “All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

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    1. Click “Next” when System Restore opens.
    2. Choose a restore point created at a time when you last remember the program working. Be aware that any other applications installed after this time may need to be reinstalled after System Restore has completed. With the restore point highlighted, click “Next” to continue.

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  1. Click “Finish” once the process is complete. Windows will restart.

Option 3: Check the Program’s Compatibility

If you have never been able to run the EXE file before on your current computer and version of Windows, then it may be due to a compatibility issue. For example, a 64-bit program will never be able to run on a 32-bit operating system (although 32-bit programs run fine on 64-bit Windows). Check the program manufacturer’s website to ensure that it is compatible with your computer and obtain a suitable version if required. In other cases, you can use Windows 7’s compatibility feature to make the program think that it is running in an earlier version of Windows. Note that this will still not make a 64-bit program work on a 32-bit program, however.

    1. Right-click on the program shortcut on your desktop or start menu and click “Properties.”
    2. Click the “Compatibility” tab.

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  1. Check the box beside “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and choose a previous version of Windows that the program used to work with, such as Windows XP.
  2. Click “OK” and try to run the program again.

While the above methods should fix the majority of EXE errors, there are various other issues which could be causing them. To help minimize the chance of such errors, it is also highly recommended that you keep your computer up to date with Windows Update and that you have updated antivirus software running at all times.

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How to recover a lost file in Miscrosoft Word

Microsoft Office Word documents can be lost in certain situations. For example, the document may be lost if an error forces Word to close, if you experience a power interruption while you are editing, or if you close the document without saving changes.This article discusses six methods that you can use to try to recover the lost document.Unfortunately, some documents might not be recoverable. For example, if you have not saved the document at all, the whole document might be lost. If you have saved your document, you might lose only the changes that you made since the last time that you saved it. However, do not worry. Many documents can be partly or completely recovered.

Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. Also, because some of these methods include steps that require you to restart your computer. You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.

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Use these methods in the order in which they are presented to recover the lost document. If one of these methods is successful and you recover the lost document, you are finished and you do not have to follow any more steps.

Method 1: Search for the original document

The original document might not have been removed from the computer. Follow these steps to see whether you can find the document:

  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the Windows Desktop Search pane, click Click here to use Search Companion, if that option is listed.
  3. In the Search Companion pane, click All Files and Folders.
  4. In the All or part of the file name box, type the name of the document that you want to find.
  5. In the Look in box, click My Computer, and then click Search.

If the search details pane does not contain the document that you are looking for, you might have typed the file name incorrectly or the document might have a different name. Follow these steps to search for all Word documents:

  1. In the Search Companion pane, click Start a new search.
  2. Click All files and folders, and then copy and paste (or type) the following text into the All or part of the file name: box, and then click Search.
    *.doc

If the details pane still does not contain the file that you are looking for, the document might have been moved to the Recycle Bin. To view the Recycle Bin and restore the document if it is there, follow these steps:

  1. On the desktop, double-click Recycle Bin.
  2. On the View menu, click Details.
  3. On the View menu, click Arrange Icons by, and then click Date Deleted.
  4. Scroll through the files.If you find the document that you are looking for, right-click the document, and then click Restore to return the document to its original location.

Note Microsoft currently does not provide any utilities to recover documents that have been deleted, or emptied from the Recycle Bin. However, some third-party utilities to recover deleted documents may be available on the Internet.

Method 2: Search for Word backup files

If the previous method did not work for you, the main document might be gone. But there might be a backup copy of the document available. The Always create backup copy setting in Word creates backup copies of every document that you create.

First, follow one of these steps to see whether the Always create backup copy setting is enabled:

  • If you use Microsoft Office Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Word Options in the lower-right corner, and then click Advanced. Scroll through the headings until you find the Save section, which is close to the end of the list. If the Always create backup copy setting, located in the Save section, is selected, Word created a backup copy of the document.
  • If you use Microsoft Office Word 2003: On the Tools menu, click Options. The Always create backup copy setting is located on the Save tab. If the Always create backup copy setting is selected, Word created a backup copy of the document.

Then, if the Always create backup copy setting is not selected, go to method 3: “Force Word to try to recover a file.”

If the Always create backup copy setting is selected, follow these steps to find the backup copy of the lost document:

  1. Locate the folder in which you last saved the missing document.
  2. Look for files that have the .wbk extension.If there are no files that have the .wbk extension in the original folder, follow these steps to search the computer for all files that have the .wbk extension:
    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the lower-left corner of the Windows Desktop Search pane, click Click here to use Search Companion.
    3. In the Search Companion pane, click All Files and Folders.
    4. In the All or part of the file name: box, copy and paste (or type) the following text:
      *.wbk
    5. In the Look in box, click My Computer, and then click Search.
  3. If you find any files that are named “Backup of” followed by the name of the missing document, follow these steps to open the backup copy:
    1. Start Word.
    2. Perform one of the following actions:
      • If you use Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Open, click All Files (*.*) in the Files of type box, locate and select the file, and then click Open.
      • If you use Word 2003: Click Open on the File menu, click All Files (*.*) in the Files of type box, locate and select the file, and then click Open.

Method 3: Force Word to try to recover a file

If Word did not create a backup copy of the document, you might be able to use the AutoRecover feature to recover the lost document.

Note The AutoRecover feature in Word performs an emergency backup of open documents when an error occurs. Some errors can interfere with creating an AutoRecover file. The AutoRecover feature is not a substitute for saving the document.

If the Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes option is selected, Word creates a temporary AutoRecover file that includes the latest changes in the document. Every time that Word starts, it searches for AutoRecover files. If Word finds any AutoRecover files, it displays the files that it finds in the Document Recovery task pane.

First, to see whether the Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes option is selected, use one of the following steps:

  • If you use Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Word Options, and then click Save. The Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes option is in the Save documents section.
  • If you use Word 2003: Click Options on the Tools menu. The Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes option is located on the Save tab.

Then, if the Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes option is selected, try closing Word and reopening it. If the AutoRecover task pane appears on the left side of the screen, click the lost document to restore it.

If the Save AutoRecover information every [] minutes option is not selected, you can try to force Word to recover the document.

Use one of the following steps to force Word to recover the document:

  • If you use Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, click Open, select the Word document, click the down arrow on the Open button in the lower-right corner of the Open screen, and then click Open and Repair.
  • If you use Word 2003: Click Open on the File menu, select the Word document, click the down arrow on the Open button in the lower-right corner of the Open screen, and then click Open and Repair.

Method 4: Manually recover AutoRecover files

If Word could not open the AutoRecover file automatically or through the Open and Repair option, the AutoRecover file might be saved in a nondefault location. You might have to look for the AutoRecover file manually.

Follow these steps to search for AutoRecover files manually:

  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the Windows Desktop Search pane, click Click here to use Search Companion, if that option is listed.
  3. In the Search Companion pane, click All Files and Folders.
  4. In the All or part of the file name: box, copy and paste (or type) the following text:
    *.ASD
  5. In the Look in box, click My Computer.
  6. Click Search.

If a file that is named DocumentName.asd appears in the details pane, follow these steps to open the document:

  1. Start Word.
  2. Follow one of these steps:
    • If you use Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
    • If you use Word 2003: Click Open on the File menu.
  3. In the File of type list, click All Files (*.*).
  4. Locate and select the .asd file.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Restart the computer.
  7. Start Word.

If Word finds the AutoRecover file, the Document Recovery task pane opens on the left side of the screen, and the lost document is listed as DocumentName [Original] or as DocumentName [Recovered]. If this occurs, perform one of the following actions:

  • In Word 2007, double-click the file in the Document Recovery task pane, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Save As, and then save the document as a .docx file.
  • In Word 2003, double-click the file in the Document Recovery task pane, click Save As on the File menu, and then save the document as a .doc file.

Note If an AutoRecover file in the Recovery pane does not open correctly, go to the “How to troubleshoot damaged documents” section for more information about how to open damaged files.

Method 5: Search for temporary files

If you could not find an AutoRecover file or a backup of the lost document, you might be able to recover the document from your temporary files.

To search for the lost document in your temporary files, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the Windows Desktop Search pane, click Click here to use Search Companion.
  3. In the Search Companion pane, click All Files and Folders.
  4. In the All or part of the file name: box, copy and paste (or type) the following text:
    *.TMP
  5. In the Look in box, click My Computer.
  6. Click the two chevrons next to When was it modified?.
  7. Click Specify dates, and then type the from and to dates to include the time period since you last opened the file.
  8. Click Search.
  9. On the View menu, click Details.
  10. On the View menu, click Arrange Icons by, and then click Modified.
  11. Scroll through the files, searching for files that match the last dates and times that you edited the document.

If you find the document that you are looking for, go to the “How to troubleshoot damaged documents” section for more information about how to recover information from the document.

Method 6: Search for ~ files

Some temporary file names start with the tilde (~) symbol. These files might not appear in the list of temporary files that you found in method 5: “Search for temporary files.”

Follow these steps to find any files that begin with ~:

  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the Windows Desktop Search pane, click Click here to use Search Companion, if that option is listed.
  3. In the Search Companion pane, click All Files and Folders.
  4. In the All or part of the file name: box, copy and paste (or type) the following text:
    ~*.*
  5. In the Look in box, click My Computer.
  6. Click the two chevrons next to When was it modified?.
  7. Click Specify dates, and then type the from and to dates to include the time period since you last opened the file.
  8. Click Search.
  9. On the View menu, click Details.
  10. On the View menu, click Arrange Icons by, and then click Modified.
  11. Scroll through the files, searching for files that match the last dates and times that you edited the document.

If you find the document that you are looking for, go to the “How to troubleshoot damaged documents” section for more information about how to recover information from the document.

How to troubleshoot damaged documents

Word automatically tries to recover a damaged document if it detects a problem with the document. You can also force Word to try to recover a document when you open it.

Follow these steps to force Word to recover the document:

  1. Follow one of these steps, depending on the version of Word that you use:
    • If you use Word 2007: Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.
    • If you use Word 2003: Click Open on the File menu.
  2. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
  3. In the Open dialog box, select the document.
  4. Click the down arrow on the Open button in the lower-right corner of the Open screen, and then click Open and Repair.

It’s a nightmare, the frightening scenario that scares every Microsoft Office owner: one of your most important Word, Excel or PowerPoint files has somehow been corrupted. And now it either won’t open at all, or you’re able to view some of the content – but the rest seems to have disappeared.

The sight of hours, days, maybe weeks of work apparently gone forever is enough to ruin anyone’s day, but don’t give up just yet. The situation may not be quite as bad as it seems.

Office itself can fix some broken files; there are free plenty of tools around that can achieve even better results; and even if they fail, applying a few simple, straightforward manual tricks could be enough to recover your lost work, and in just a few minutes.

Make a copy of the faulty document before you do anything else: our techniques aren’t destructive, but it’s best to be safe. And then you’re ready to begin. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Volume Shadow Copy

If you’re using Windows 7, or the Business, Enterprise or Ultimate edition of Windows Vista then the built-in shadow copy centre may have an older and uncorrupted version of your file.

To find out, launch Explorer, right-click the folder that contained the document and select Properties. If you see a Previous Versions tab then click that. And if all is well then you’ll see a list of entries for the folder, going back days, or maybe weeks.

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SHADOW: Windows may have made a backup copy of your document. How thoughtful

Double-click one with a date when you know the document was readable, and try opening this older version. If it works, save it with a new name, then repeat the process with later folder entries until you reach the point where the file became corrupted.

This will get you a baseline version of the file, but you may still have lost plenty of work: if so, don’t stop here. Keep trying the following steps and you may be able to recover the latest copy of the file, too.

2. Undelete

Depending on your Office setup and the history of this document, you may have backup, autorecover or other temporary copies of the file. If this is a Word document, for instance, try searching for *.WBK or *.ASD files of the right size and date, opening likely matches in Word to see what turns up (more on that topic at the Microsoft site).

In addition, Office apps will generally create a hidden temporary file with a copy of your document, as you work on it, so locating this file can be useful. The copy is deleted when you close your Office application, though, so you’ll need an undelete tool. Grab a copy of Recuva (www.piriform.com/recuva) if you don’t have one already.

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RECUVA: Undelete tools like Recuva may help you find old Office temporary files

Now ask the program to search the folder where your document is stored for all files (or *.TMP files if you can filter by extension).

If a deleted file of around the right date and size is available, then recover it, ideally to a different drive (a USB flash drive will be fine). Rename the TMP extension to match the real document format, then try opening it to see what you’ve recovered.

3. Test your assumptions

If Office tells you that a file is corrupt and can’t be opened then you’ll probably believe it – but there could be other explanations. Your Office app may be having some fundamental problems of its own, for instance.

So if you have a problem opening one document, then confirm the results by opening others, or creating a new document, saving and reopening that.

If the application works fine with other files then you’ve shown that the original document is most likely at fault.

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REINSTALL: If the problem is with Office itself then a repair installation may fix the problem

But if there are problems elsewhere, as well, then perhaps the issue is with Office. You might try repairing the current installation (in Windows 7, go to Control Panel, Uninstall a Program, choose Office, click Change and select the Repair option), or reinstalling the entire package. Now try opening the document again, and you may well have better luck.

4. Open and Repair

Office can fix some corrupt documents on its own. And this will often happen automatically. You’ll notice a longer pause than usual while Office is working on the file, then your document will either open as normal, or you’ll see an error message describing the problem.

If Office doesn’t try this itself, though, you can manually ask that it fix a specific document. Just go to open a file as normal, choose the document in question, then click the arrow to the right of the Open button and select Open and Repair.

If the corruption is relatively minor then this may be enough to restore your work. But don’t expect too much: the Open and Repair option doesn’t seem particularly smart, and in our tests, damaging just a byte or two in keys areas of a document would prevent it from opening at all.

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REPAIR: Office’s own Open and Repair function is enough to repair some documents

Should you still be having problems, there’s a second, very much bare-bones Word option.

Go to open a file again, choose your damaged document, and select “Recover Text from Any File” in the “Files of Type” box. This should be able to recover any raw text from the file, but images and raw formatting will be lost .

Save this version anyway – it may be the best you’ll get – but there are techniques that may be able to achieve more complete results.

5. Replace your template

While we’ve ruled out major Office-wide problems as the cause of your document difficulties, there could be more minor issues. Word could be affected by a faulty template, maybe; a dubious addon; possibly even a printer issue.

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TEMPLATE: A change of template could make a Word document viewable again

You could address each of these points individually. Or you might opt to tackle several of them in one go, for example running Word in Safe Mode (a bare-bones launch that disables all installed add-ons, amongst other things). Read Microsoft’s official guide to troubleshooting damaged documents in Word 2007 and 2010 to help you decide.

 

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DIY Fix DLL Errors

DLL errors occur when there is a problem with a DLL file associated with a particular application. Often this is the result of a missing or corrupt DLL file.

When a program calls upon a DLL file to perform a specific operation and it cannot find the required file, or the file is corrupt, you are likely to receive a DLL error.

What are DLLs?

The dynamic link library on your computer, usually called the DLL, is a collection of program files stored on your computer’s hard drive. These files have the extension DLL, and can’t be opened independently – they function when called upon by a larger program. For the most part, these files load and run without your knowledge, and in a perfect world you don’t even need to know they exist.

What causes DLL errors?

Unfortunately, sometimes a DLL file gets moved or erased, or an entry exists for a file that isn’t actually on your computer. When this happens, you see an error message with the extension ‘.dll’ at the end and your computer may freeze or start working slowly.

How do I fix DLL errors?

 

Option 1: Program Reinstall

Sometimes a DLL file gets deleted by accident, and the only way to fix the issue is by reinstalling the program associated with the file. You’ll usually know which program is associated with the DLL file, because it will be the program that is either loading or currently open when the DLL error pops up.

To fix the issue:

    1. Navigate to your computer’s Control Panel in the Start Menu.

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    1. Choose “Uninstall a Program” from the Programs group.
    2. Click on the program that you need to reinstall, and then click the “Uninstall” link.

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    1. Once your program is uninstalled, insert the program disk or download the program again online. The program will reinstall with all of its original files, which should include the DLL file that was causing the error message.You should also consider whether or not you recently uninstalled any programs that included system files and did not reinstall. When you uninstall a program, you will often be prompted to delete the system files attached to it – you should choose “No to All.” If system files have been deleted, leading to a DLL error, you need to reinstall the program and then uninstall it again choosing “No to All.”

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Option 2: Running the System Restore Utility

If reinstalling a program doesn’t work, or is not possible because you don’t have the means to install it again from scratch, run the system restore utility. To open this utility:

    1. Go Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
    2. When prompted, choose “Next” from the System Restore window.

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    1. Choose the point to which you want the hard drive to be restored from the list of dates provided. If you have an idea of when the DLL file was moved, altered, or deleted, choose a restore point before that date. If you are unsure, choose the earliest date available.

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  1. Choose “Next” and then “Finish” to start the system restore. During the process, you will be unable to use any programs on your computer.
  2. Wait for your computer to automatically reboot when the restore is complete.

Option 3: Using a DLL Repair Tool

Another way to seek out the cause of a DLL error on your computer is to run a simple automated scan on your computer. DLL repair tools can isolate and eliminate issues that cause DLL errors to pop up on your device.

DLL errors may stem from a variety of issues, but if they go unresolved they can cause a huge headache when it comes to operating your favorite computer programs. When in doubt, conduct an online search using the specific name of your DLL error, as you may need to delete a specific file or remove a particular virus to get rid of the error.

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DIY Fix Runtime Errors

There are many reasons your computer may have a Runtime error. It may be causd by memory issues, system conflicts , malware infections, or a variety of other causes that are explained below.

When a piece of software cannot load a piece of code that it needs to run, you will often get a Runtime error message.

What are Runtime Errors?

Software developers create applications in various programming languages. When you run an application, it’s using a code library installed on your computer. Runtime errors happen when the software encounters a problem in the code library. The error could be a bug, a conflict with another program on your computer, or something unexpected that the program doesn’t know how to handle. Either way, you’ll get a runtime error message similar to the one shown below and not much information on how to solve the problem. picture0

How do I fix Runtime Errors?

 

Option 1: Restart the Software

If you’re lucky, the problem might be solved by something as simple as closing the software and restarting it. If the error appears again, try rebooting your computer. If these steps don’t fix the problem, it’s time to move to another possible fix.

Option 2: Check for Software Updates

Runtime errors can happen when the code libraries on your computer are outdated. Check to see if there are updates available for the software you’re using. Many applications use the Java programming language, so having the latest version of Java can help you avoid runtime errors. Your computer should remind you when you need to update Java, or you can visit the Java website for the latest download.

Option 3: Turn off Internet Explorer Error Messages

Internet Explorer has error messages that help programmers find bugs in websites. Unless you’re writing code, you don’t need to see these messages. Verify that they are turned off by following the steps below:

    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Click on the Tools icon and then choose “Internet Options”.

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    1. Click the “Advanced” tab and scroll down to the “Browsing” section. Make sure your settings match the three options shown below:

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  1. Click “Ok” to save your settings.

Option 4: Reset Internet Explorer

Resetting Internet Explorer will give you a fresh version of the browser, hopefully fixing the runtime error in the process. To reset Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Click on the Tools icon and then choose “Internet Options”.
    3. Navigate to the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button.

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  1. Click the “Reset” button again on the window that opens.
  2. Internet Explorer will reset to its default settings. When it’s finished, you’ll need to restart your computer.

Option 5: Uninstall Suspicious Programs

Your computer may have spyware and adware programs that you don’t even know about. These malware programs can cause runtime errors by conflicting with other software. Follow the steps below to examine the programs installed on your computer and delete the unwanted ones:

    1. Go to the Start button and click “Control Panel”.

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    1. Click “Uninstall a program” under the “Programs” heading.

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    1. The window that opens displays all programs loaded on your computer. Look for suspicious programs that might be adware or spyware. You can search online to find out whether or not a program you have might be malware. In the screenshot below, there are several programs that could be removed:

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  1. Highlight the program you want to delete and click “Uninstall”.
  2. Answer “yes” on the popup box that opens.
  3. Windows will remove the program from your computer

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DIY Fix Javascript errors

What is Javascript?

Javascript (also known as JS) is a scripting language that is mainly used by software developers to show images and text on web pages. It has become one of the most popular languages on the web to provide functionally that goes beyond html capabilities to provide more interactive functionality.

Whenever you fill out a form on a web page, Javascript is usually responsible for sending the information to the appropriate recipient. Other common uses for Javascript are search boxes, various forms and animating elements on a web page. Javascript runs on all popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.

What causes Javascript errors?

There are several reasons Javascript errors occur on web pages, including:

  • The acutal Javascript code may have errors.
  • Web server issues may result in incomplete code being served to your browser.
  • Your browser may have outdated versions of Javascript, HTML or or CSS files stored in its cache

The following instructions will help you fix these issues.

Resolutions for Javascript errors

Most problems related to Javascript errors are the result of one of the following two causes:

Cause 1: Web server delivering incomplete code.

Resolution: Disable the Javascript debugging requests.

How to disable Javascript debugging requests for Internet Explorer:

  1. In the main menu select Tools and then Internet Options
  2. Select the Advanced tab
  3. Uncheck “Display a notification about every scipt error” and check “Disable script debugging.”

Cause 2: There are outdated files in your browser cache


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  1. Click Click to Start Scan, and then, click Fix All to resolve Javascript errors.

What we recommend for Javascript errors and issues

If you need help with any of the instructions above, we recommend you use Advanced System Care [wpdm_file id=5]

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