11 things to try if you see error 80048820 when trying to sign into Messenger

If you see error 80048820 when you try to sign in to Messenger, try the following steps: Make sure your PC’s date and time settings are correct Set Internet Explorer security settings to use SSL Re-register the security.dll files Scan your PC for viruses Check your firewall and router settings to make sure that your…


fix the problem of the wrong program opening when you click files (KB2656106)

“When you open a file in Windows, such as an .exe, .cmd, .reg, .regedit, .secfile, .com, or .bat file, a different program or file may start. Additionally, the icon for the file may not appear as expected. You may also receive additional errors from the from the program it starts… This may be the result…


Struggling to access Windows Update?

and you are running Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003, it could likely mean you are not running the latest Service Pack. You can fix this automatically with Microsoft Fixit 50777 Read the full KB article (2497281) You may be unable to access the Windows Update website from Windows XP, Windows 2000 or…


Diagnose and fix Windows USB problems automatically

Diagnose and repair common USB issues automatically. Examples would be thumb drives, USB hard drives, and USB printers with the following Microsoft Fixit  http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Windows_USB_diagnostics/en-us Get more help for USB Devices: Learn about how to install devices that connect to a USB port on your computer A brief explanation of what a USB flash drive is…


35 new wallpapers to brighten up your desktop

Head over to our desktop backgrounds and wallpapers site to download any of the latest wallpapers that we have.   Rob   Technorati Tags: Windows,wallpapers,backgrounds,free,pictures,images,download


Fix error codes “0x8DDD0018” or “0x80244019” or “0x80070422” when attempting to install updates? (KB 959894)

With this Microsoft Fixit Read the full KB article (KB959894) with manual fixit instructions. Error message: “The necessary service "Automatic Updates" (WUAUSERV) is not started or Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is disabled. Error 0x8DDD0018” or Error codes 0x80244019 or 0x80070422 when attempting to install updates. Rob Technorati Tags: Microsoft Fixit 50814,KB959894,Windows Update,0x8DDD0018,0x80244019,0c80070422,Windows Xp,Windows Vista


How to open a port in Windows Firewall

1. Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type firewall, and then click Windows Firewall. 2. In the left pane, click Advanced settings. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 3. In the Windows Firewall with…


Top 10 most viewed Windows articles of 2011

Carrying on from yesterdays theme (Top 10 highest rated Windows articles of 2011) is todays top 10 of the most viewed Windows articles of 2011*. Again they cover a wide range of topics… Customize your Favorites bar Getting started with Internet Explorer 9 Windows Media Player Error C00D1199 Install Java in Internet Explorer 7 &…