Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How To Fix The 0x745f2780 Error

Does the dialogue box read Svchost.exe -- application error the instruction at "0x745f2780" reference memory at "0x00000000" the memory could not be read? Well, the above error message is very common on Windows XP powered systems ,and is commonly associated with windows XP System Update.
The Fix
Shutting down the system will be something that many will consider. However, shutting the error prompt or the dialogue box will make the system hang up. So, what next? Resetting Windows update is something that you can try to fix the errors. Follow the instructions below to fix 0x745f2780 error. Windows tech support instructions to fix 0x745f2780 error


Launch the Start menu by clicking in the bottom left corner of the home screen window. This will make the Start menu to pop up.
Select the My computer option from the Start menu pop up. Alternatively, you can find the My computer shortcut icon in the home screen window.
Right-click on the My Computer icon and select Properties option from the drop down menu. This will open the System Properties dialog box.
Move the cursor and select the Automatic Updates tab located on top of the System Properties dialog box.
The selection will give you Automatic Updates interface screen.
Check in the label next to the Turn off Automatic Updates option. Once done with the updating, hit the OK button located on the bottom.
Restart your computer. Wait until the computer reboots fully. Make sure that your system is connected to the internet as the system starts up again.
Launch the Start menu once again. Select the All Programs label from the Start menu. From the All Programs selection, select the Windows Update label. This will make Windows update manually.
Select the My computer option from the Start menu pop up. Alternatively, you can find the My computer shortcut icon in the home screen window.
Right click on the My Computer icon and select the Properties option. Select the Automatic Updates tab to custom-set your computer to run Automatic updates on your computer.
Follow the guidelines listed above to fix the issues with the error 0x745f2780. Feel free to contact our Windows tech support desk for more assistance on the same.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Tutorial For Setting Up A Projector On A Windows 7 PC

As you might already know, Windows 7 is the successor of Windows Vista. It comes with lots of pre-installed applications for providing a trouble free computing experience for its users.

Students and businesspersons often use a projector to present projects and reports. Windows 7 is compatible with most projectors that may be plugged into it. Using a projector however may not be as easy as it sounds. When connecting a projector to the computer, you may face a number of issues. What you will need in such instance would be easy to follow troubleshooting steps for solving these and other problems. Thankfully, the internet is littered with a number of good solutions. Here we present a few valid, tried and tested instructions to set up a projector

Windows 7 support instructions
1.       Plug your projector device to your computer. You can do this by connecting the VGA or DVI cable to the video port of your computer.
2.       Click on the Windows “Start” button located the bottom left hand corner of your desktop. Alternatively, you can press the key that bears the logo of Microsoft on it.
3.       Select control panel from the start menu.
4.       Select the link labeled “Connect to a projector” located in the hardware and sound settings. This will open up a blue panel with different display settings. The shortcut to connect to the projector is “Ctrl + Windows Logo key + p”. The projector settings window will open up, and from here, you can select how your desktop should be displayed.
5.       Select your desired display setting. The different options for display settings include:
-          Show Desktop Only On Computer Display – Make use of your existing display.
-          Duplicate Desktop on projector – The display will be on both your existing display and a connected projector.
-          Extended Desktop to projector – Image will be displayed on both the monitors. This option is extremely useful for displaying presentation through the projector.
6.       Once you made your choice, the projector settings window closes, and the new settings will come to effect

So that’s how to go about setting up a projector on Windows 7 PC. If in case you are facing any problems in doing so, you can contact the Windows 7 support team for further assistance. You can also choose to go through the Microsoft support websites as well as the technical forums.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

How To Back Up Internet History With Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is open freeware software developed by Mozilla Corporation, powered with the Gecko search engine. The browser application comes loaded with features that allow the user to customize and edit a number of applications. Like other browsers, say for example Google chrome or IE, the browser can be made to remember your search interests, history and bookmarks. Backing up your Internet history in Firefox only takes a few minutes. Follow the tips below to create a backup of the Firefox browser history.
Mozilla Firefox support instructions to back up internet history
·         Launch the RUN command window. The RUN command window in windows is programmed to open files, folders or applications at your request. To launch the RUN window, click on the Start orb placed on the lower left half of the home screen. Alternatively, you can launch the Start menu using the Window key. From the Start menu pop, click on the label that reads RUN. If you do not find the same in the Start pop up, hit the search space with the keyword RUN, and press Enter.
·         Copy and paste the following into the Run prompt, using your mouse or your keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+V and Ctrl+C and then press Enter. %APPDATA%\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\. Make sure that you do not miss any symbols while copying.
·         Right click the folder that the RUN window launches. From the dropdown, select the Copy option. The Firefox profile folder that the Run prompt launches, will contain all of your bookmarks, browsing history, settings and other information.
·         Copy the folder contents, and paste them into a back up memory device. You may go for devices like flash drives, an external hard drive, blank CD-ROMs, SD cards and other forms of memory storage. You may also opt to backup these data onto online memory storage spaces like the Cloud, Skydrive, Dropbox, etc.
·         Launch the Windows Explorer, either using the keyboard shortcut Key+E, or the My Computer/Computer label in your Start menu pop up. Right-click the folder you want to copy. From the drop down, select Copy. Navigate into the external device window. Right click in the window and from the dropdown, select the Paste option. You now have a backup of your Firefox profile, and all of its information.
Follow the instructions briefed above to copy the internet profile details of your Firefox browser to a flash drive. For more assistance and Mozilla Firefox support, feel free to reach our tech support desk or our online help centre.