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0x0000001A Blue Screen: Memory Management Error

A friend of mine asked me today to support him with an error. First, he notice frequent errors using the web browser (Chrome in his case):


Second, in some cases, when this error is generated, the Windows is also rebooting/restarting.

Having this facts to work with I started with:

1. Reinstall Chrome, clear windows registry, system file checker – same behaviour. Read More

Dual-boot: Set Windows 8 as default boot loader option in Grub

Usually users have only one operating systems installed on their home computer. Most popular is Windows. But there are also a big number of Mac users and of course, a nice handful of Linux users. But there are users that want to use multiple OS-s on their machine. For that, multiple solutions can be used like VMs, live disks or dual boot.

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Install flash player for Firefox [Ubuntu]

Have you tried using Ubuntu? Is the most popular Linux distribution between home pc users. Is very user friendly and works as a very good and free alternative to Microsoft Windows. If you are a beginner, then you might run into a lot of problems… especially if you are an old school windows user.

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Headphones not working on your laptop? A strange solution that is actually working.

Today, I ran into some trouble connecting my headphones with my laptop. Normally, when you connect some headphones to the 3.5mm jack, the sound switch automatically from speakers to headphones. But not today.

I tried with 2 different pair of headphones and nothing. I restart my computer and nothing. I even restarted with the headphones connected and didn’t work. I started to search internet for solution (like sound drivers or so) but I found a different approach of the problem.

Strange but the first thing to try and I really expected to work was this idea: on kioskea, a guy recommended to turn your pc off and remote power supply and battery and press the power button (like nothing is happening). And yes, it works :)

It is strange but basically doing that is somehow set your the entire electrical circuit to a hardware reset state. So if you have some static electrical charges that have no load -to discharge- (some switched off/floating capacitors) that keeps your system into a strange state, then is not working if you just reset your PC. You need to do this kinda strange trick to put your PC to a “real” switched off state.

If you do this and but battery/plug-in back then you’ll have a nice sound on your headphones :)

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