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27 October 2010

Steps to Repair PC Errors Related to Mobile Devices

Steps to Repair PC Errors Related to Mobile Devices

A computer is a very versatile device, and with the advent of mobile devices, this has found some rather interesting applications. Today, PCs and mobile devices can be interfaced for accomplishing a variety of tasks, such as transferring games and songs, installing various java programs and utilities, loading wallpaper images, and so forth. However, the sad part of this whole situation is that more often than not, connecting a mobile device with a computer creates problems and causes many errors, like errors related to the .sis file extension.

The interesting thing to be noted about these errors is that while their cause can’t be figured out with much accuracy, they can be handled pretty easily. All one needs to do is follow a few simple steps:

  • Registry cleanup – The registry is solely responsible for storing all types of settings and values for the processes on the system, along with those of mobile devices. With time, however, the registry becomes cumbersome to maintain, and starts developing problems of its own. This can cause many types errors, even those related to mobile devices. An example would be the .prc file extension. To take care of this, make sure that you have a professional registry cleaner installed in your system, which will make the whole process of scanning and cleaning the registry very simple.

  • Mobile software –Not all mobile software are safe, so you need to ensure that you are downloading files only from a trusted source because for all that you know, it might turn out to be a virus. At the same time, check very carefully what the propriety software demands in terms of system requirements. For instance, if the Nokia PC suite CD says that it works with SP 2, then running it on an SP 1 machine will definitely cause errors.

  • Virus removal – Viruses are a major problem not only for PCs, but also for mobile devices as well. As mobile devices are becoming more and more complicated, they are approaching the architecture—and maybe even capability—of a PC, and are developing similar problems, like errors related to the .3g2 file extension. Therefore, along with the PC, the mobile device also needs to be scanned for viruses regularly, and you’d be better off investing in a popular antivirus software. Do make sure, however, that you update the software daily, so that you can have the latest virus definitions updated.

Perhaps the biggest learning to be had from the evolution of viruses and protective software, is that caution can save you a lot of trouble. This means that you should be a bit cautious while exchanging files with friends and connecting your mobile device to other people’s computers. What is not wanted is that an unknown virus affects the memory of the mobile device and proves to be very difficult to weed out.

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Common Windows File Type Errors And How To Repair Them

Common Windows File Type Errors And How To Repair Them

Dealing with Window errors is no fun. However, with the help of a self-guide on how to troubleshoot common Window errors, computer users can minimize their suffering, reduce the damage to their PCs, and resolve errors promptly on their own.

In this article, we provide users insight on how to troubleshoot common File Type errors. The following topics are covered in this tutorial:

  • What is a file extension
  • Examples of common file types
  • Steps to troubleshoot common Windows File Type Errors

File extension – A definition

A file extension is a short series of letters and/or numerals at the end of a filename that provides information on the type of file and the programs and/or software that use the file or are required to open the file.

The file extension is listed after the filename, separated by a ‘.’ (period). For instance, a file with the extension .xls means that it is an Excel file and can be opened using Microsoft Excel.

Examples of file extensions

  • .dat file type - .dat files are generic files created by various programs. The file extension .dat after a filename means that the data in the file is stored in binary or text format.
  • .dl_ file type – The file extension .dl_ is used to represent compressed .dll files, which are extensively used in Windows.
  • .rnk file type – The file extension .rnk represents a dial-up shortcut (stores information about dial-in settings of a user’s Internet Service Provider) created in the Windows operating system.

Steps to repair common Windows File Type Errors

When face-to-face with file type errors, perform the following steps to resolve them:

Clean your registry – Information related to files and their associations with different programs is stored in the Windows registry. As you use your computer, the registry tends to become cluttered with a lot of junk information and also becomes fragmented. A bloated or severely fragmented registry, in turn, may cause various errors, including file type errors. The first step to troubleshoot file typeerrors is to run a thorough registry scan using a reliable registry cleaner.   

Use a reliable file extension repair software – More often than not file type errors occur when one or more file openers on your Windows system is damaged. To fix the matter, we recommend you use a good file extension repair tool. Such tools not only fix the damaged file openers, but also allow you to open various file types, including those for which much information is not available.

Perform a malware scan – It is no secret that malware are often the root cause of various computer errors and file errors are no exception to this. Malware programs, if present, can delete or modify various files causing random file errors.

To repair the errors occurring due to malware infections, update your protective software, restart your computer in the Safe Mode, disconnect it from the Internet and any other network share that it might be a part of, and then run a thorough malware scan to delete or quarantine the found threats.

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Simple Solutions For Annoying DLL Errors
22 August 2009

Simple Solutions For Annoying DLL Errors

Simple Solutions For Annoying DLL Errors

To say that computer errors can be annoying is an understatement. They are known to change perfect gentlemen into aggressive and irritated creatures. The irony is that most of these errors which frustrate and annoy computer users across the world are quite simple to solve if one follows a logical and methodical approach to troubleshooting.

So, the next time you get a computer error, take a deep breath and start investigating the error with a calm mind. Soon you will be able to find out a lot about the error you are facing and will be in a better position to decide whether you should proceed with troubleshooting yourself or ask for an expert’s help. You must not get anxious if you see that the problem has been caused by a file name with which you are not familiar.

A majority of computer errors are application errors and can be solved with a little patience and common sense. In this article, we will find some simple solutions to common application-related errors known as DLL errors.

Dynamic Link Library (DLL) can be defined as a category of common computer files which can be shared between different programs to perform some general functions. DLL files help in making computer processes simpler and they save a lot of computer space. Any issues with these files with lead to DLL errors. All applications and programs that run on Windows computer use DLL files.

Issues associated with DLL files can happen when:

  • You unknowingly delete one or more required DLL files.

  • You replace a good file with a bad file.

  • You install an application that has corrupt or broken files.

  • Two or more dll files conflict with each other.

  • Your system is infected with virus or other malware.

  • Your hardware or driver components have some problem.

  • You uninstall an application but traces of the application get left behind on your PC.

How to Fix DLL errors

It is recommended that you understand the error message and the function of the DLL file first to fix dll errors. For example, the following error message:

hpzimc09.dll not found”

If you get the error message above, you know that the error is due to some file which is missing. The next step is to identify the file origin. Many DLL files give you hints about this. In this case, the file belongs to an HP printer and therefore, it starts with the letters hp.

Similarly, the error message below that says:

"Download or repair xprt6.dll"

If you get the error message above, you immediately know that there is some problem with this file. An Internet research will help you find out that it belongs to the XPRT runtime library of AOL.

Common procedures to fix DLL errors include:

  • Uninstalling the application generating the error and then installing it again.

  • If the error occurs during installation, then uninstalling the application can take care of the error. If it does not, you may have to perform a System Restore to restore system settings to a time when your PC was free from the errors.

  • To ensure that the error is not caused by a malware, scanning your system can eliminate the chances of malware causing DLL errors.

  • If the error is related to a hardware component or peripheral devices, you will have to get the device checked by an expert—you may have to get it repaired or replaced to resolve the error.

  • If the error is generated by an outdated driver, you will have to update the driver to resolve the issue. You can do this either by using the Device Manager or a third-party driver update tool.

  • Scan and fix any incorrect DLL entries in the Windows registry. You can do this with the help of an efficient, registry repair tool.

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