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Understanding the Architecture and Indications of SSD’s Failure

  Solid state drives or SSD’s have come a long way evolving rather swiftly when compared to the traditional hard drives. Word is that one day SSD’s will replace conventional hard drives ruling the roost.  Marking an SSD as your priority storage medium would mean your interests lie at making your computer performance oriented. While SSD vanquishes the territory of efficiency, speed, and compactness, there has been a lot of buzz around the reliability and durability standpoint as it can only withstand a certain amount of reading and write cycles. Here’s a brief insight into the evolution of SSD and

How to Fix I/O Error in USB Drives

What is I/O error? I/O error is short for Input-Output Error and it occurs when the OS is not able to perform an input-output action when accessing a drive. This error can occur with various types of hardware devices such as USB’s, internal and external hard drives, SD cards or even CD/ DVD. The most common I/O error messages are ‘The request could not be performed because of an I/O error’ I/O Error codes: error 21, error 103, error 105, error 131 There are multiple reasons for this error to occur and they are explained as follows The hardware device

Solved – Outlook Sending Error “One or more parameters are not valid”

You may receive the error ‘Outlook sending error – One or more parameters are not valid’ when sending an email in Outlook. It is also possible to receive the error while sending a meeting request, saving a contact, saving an appointment or a task etc. The main cause of this error is corruption in autocomplete list. You can resolve the error by clearing the autocomplete list. How to clear autocomplete list? To clear the autocomplete list, you can follow the steps below. Open Outlook and go to File > Options > Mail dialogue Click on Empty Autocomplete list option This

How to Extract Email Addresses from Mail Folders in Outlook

You will need to extract email addresses from Outlook folders for various reasons. Maybe you want to import Outlook email addresses to your Gmail account. Or maybe you don’t want to invest in expensive email marketing systems, but wish to send out emails to potential clients following a seminar. Whatever the situation is, extracting email addresses is the first step. This article explains how you can extract email addresses in Outlook. It also provides tips on recovering deleted emails in Outlook. Read on to learn more. How to extract email addresses in Outlook? Extracting email addresses from mail folders in

Quick Fix for ‘Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem’

If you are seeing this error, it means that there are issues with your disk. The possible causes and potential solutions are explained in this article. Damaged system files This can occur due to uninstalling a program incompletely or deleting important system data. Improper shutting down of the system due to power loss or any other reason may also cause corruption in system files. This will result in damage to the files that the system needs in order to work properly. Virus attacks Sure, antivirus software removes the malware from your system. But it cannot undo the damage that the

Fixed – Cannot Open your Default E-mail Folders, the Information Store Could not be Opened

This is a common error that occurs if compatibility mode is enabled in Outlook. It can also occur due to add-ins or corruption in the Outlook data file. This article explains some troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue. Disable compatibility mode Compatibility mode may be enabled in Outlook your knowledge. This may cause your Outlook to behave differently and throw error messages. For Outlook 2013, go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 15\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office 15\ For Outlook 2010, go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 14\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office 14\ Right click on exe and click on Properties In Compatibility tab, uncheck ‘Run Outlook

Fix “An unknown error occurred, error code 0x8004011d” in Outlook

  If you’re using an exchange account for your Outlook, there may be certain synchronization issues. Meaning, when your internet connection is interrupted, you can still access all your emails and other data that has been previously downloaded. You can work offline like compose messages, add contacts etc. Later when a connection is established, your emails will be sent and data is synced. One such error in Outlook is ‘Task Exchange Server reported error 0X8004011d: The server is not available. Contact your administrator if the condition persists’. There are some manual methods to fix this issue and they are explained

Fixed – “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder” Error

You just upgraded your Operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Once you login to the system, you cannot access all files and folders. When you try to access a particular folder, you are greeted with the error “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.” It can be extremely annoying especially if your system and you own the admin rights. You cannot rename, delete and access files, folders due to this issue. Reassign folder owner Right-click on the folder and choose Properties. Under Properties tab, click Security. In Security tab, click Advanced Advanced options will show you

Solved – USB Devices not Working after Windows 10 Update

You were excited about the new Windows 10 update and wanted to upgrade from your Windows 7 system. After you installed Windows 10 Operating system, your system started experiencing problems. The USB ports which were functioning normally are now not working. You rebooted the system, but there was no difference. There are many users who experienced the same issue. In this article, we take a look at solutions to overcome USB devices not working problem and recover data from USB devices. Reinstall all USB controllers Press Windows key +X. Now select Device Manager from the list. If you are asked

What Does Disk Repair on Mac Do and How it Improves the Performance

Mac’s have a built-in tool called Disk Repair to fix certain problems. It can be useful in the following situations: Mac won’t start up Files on your Mac are corrupted The external device won’t work properly If you Mac behaves strangely after a hard restart or after a power failure Performance of your Mac has degraded As part of general maintenance How to run Disk Repair? You can perform Disk Repair on both your external drives as well as on your Mac. If you are repairing an external drive, on the dock, open Finder, go to Applications > Utilities and