Fix for Cannont Empty the Clipboard in Office

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Have you ever tried to copy some cells in Excel and gotten the Cannot empty the clipboard error message? I was recently the victim of this annoying error, which would pop up EVERY time I tried to copy data from any cell on my spreadsheet. The strange thing is that the copy still works for me, but […]

How to Switch Between Worksheets in Excel

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A number of people in my office have been asking me how they can easily switch between worksheets in Excel using their keyboards rather than having to click on an individual sheet and this article will addresses that issue. This may sound lazy to someone who does not use Excel very often, but when you’re […]

How to Change Desktop Icon Size in Windows

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Do you find the size of desktop icons in Windows too small or too large?  For whatever strange reason, I always find the default Windows icons to be too large! I like things small, so I quickly found a way to make the icons much smaller. Windows 10 has normal sized icons, but you can also […]

How to Right Click using the Keyboard

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Looking for the right click keyboard command? It’s not often you’re left without a mouse, a trackball, or a touch pad, but there are those rare occasions when nothing works! Oddly, my touchpad died the other day, I didn’t have a mouse, and my computer didn’t have a secondary mouse tracking option! It was quite […]

How to Fix "Missing or corrupt NTFS.sys" Error in Windows XP

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One of my Windows XP computers at home crashed today with the error “Missing or corrupt Ntfs.sys” and would not get past the initial BIOS screen. I eventually got it back up and running without having to format the computer, but it took a little while and it wasn’t very straightforward. So if you are getting […]

How to Fix "Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed"

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Don’t you just love cryptic Windows errors? In this post, I’ll be going through some steps you can take to fix the “Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed” error message in Windows. I’ve already written about a few, such as the “there no active mixer devices available” error message and the […]

How to Hide Files in JPEG Pictures

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If you’re looking to hide files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be accessed by prying eyes. However, a lot of times hiding files or folders in that way requires that you install some sort of […]

How to Fix Slow Outlook Loading Problem

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Is Microsoft Outlook running super slow? Still have the loading dataset message showing up for you? I just love it when Microsoft tries to make their software better by adding a bunch of useless features to them! I have no idea why it would take hours to load a single profile! Unfortunately, making sense and talking about Microsoft […]

How to Fix Microsoft Windows Search Indexer Stopped Working and Was Closed

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Being the computer guy in my family, I perform all the technical support tasks and sometimes run into strange issues that I decide to write about. Of course with Windows, it seems you never really run out of strange issues to deal with! There’s always some crazy and cryptic error popping up that makes you […]

Tweak Windows XP Settings with TweakUI

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Since I previously wrote a post on how to tweak Windows Vista, I thought I would throw in some power toys for the Windows XP users. Windows XP is not going to disappear any time soon, so if you still have not gotten around to customizing it the way you want, take a minute and […]