Hard Drive Not Shown on Computer (Windows)

The absence of a hard drive on your system can have multiple reasons of which I want to discuss the most common here: New drives If it's a new hard drive or one that you have just plugged into that specific machine, you might want to check if the cabling is correct and, in case ... Read more

Restore missing d3dx9_26.dll file on Windows systems

Errors concerning a missing d3dx9_26.dll usually come up in connection with games and have to do with DirectX. If you are facing such an error, there are two steps you can try out to fix the issue. Before we get to these however, be warned: Do not download any dll files separately from websites offering ... Read more

Fix “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.” error on Windows

What hides behind this name is the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which can easily be downloaded on the Microsoft website as x86 or x64 edition: 32 bit: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5555 64 bit: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14632 Usually, the application that misses the dll indicates what version you need - if one does not work, simply install the other.

Defragment Boot Files on Windows 7

Apart from the usual file defragmentation on Windows 7, there is another undocumented function that rearranges boot files to grant faster access on them, resulting in shorter boot times. The usual boot options can be viewed by entering defrag -? into a command line window (this can be done in any command line window; to ... Read more