Somedays, I want to scream when things that used to work break. This happened this week when I needed to contact a vendor by email. This is a simple task where you click an email link, and it opens in your default email application. Instead of getting Gmail to open up in Chrome, I was staring at the
Recently, I was trying to check my PC specs and ran into a snag. It had to do with this Meltdown and Spectre chipset nonsense. It seemed that some articles referenced the "chipset" and others the "code" name. I didn't have a Windows decoder ring, so I decided to see if any system utilities could
Like many people, I have a love-hate relationship with software. It's great when it works, but it's so frustrating when you get a cryptic error message. And these messages seem to appear when you're short on time and patience. This happened to me recently when I needed to produce some stats and
Chances are many of you block pop-ups in your web browser. After all, most are intrusive and interfere with reading. However, sometimes you need pop-ups. This happened to me when I was going through an online course. Fortunately, Google has ways to both allow pop-ups or block pop-ups.
As millions of people are updating their PC to Windows 10, they are bound to run into some compatibility issues. This particular Windows update was the easiest one that I have done. I go back to the DOS days. One error message that did stump me for a bit was about WMVCore.DLL missing. Sadly, the
I love my Chrome extensions and they are great tools when they work. But I ran into a problem when one of my add-ons crashed when I opened Google Chrome. Worse, because it didn’t load properly, I couldn’t uninstall it in the normal manner. Fortunately, there are several ways to remove Chrome
Ever have one of those days where you're trying to get out an important document, but you find that the spell check in Word isn't working? Sometimes you can't check a specific document and other times you can't spell-check any documents. Either way, you might try some of these suggested
Some say that computer problems happen at the worst times. I’m not sure that is true, but I won’t argue. Without warning, my Outlook email stopped working last week. I could receive email, but I couldn’t open any items. Instead, I saw an error message that read “Cannot open this item. The text