Showing posts with label Windows10. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows10. Show all posts

DVD/DVD RW Optical Drive not working |WIndows10|

Some of the Windows 10 users may report that they have connected the External/Internal DVD/DVD RW drive which is not working, External Optical Drive through USB and trying to use it with their Windows 10 Operating system , this situation will come in most of the time when there was recent update to Windows 10 or after reinstalling windows 10.

In order to fix the issue we can try two of the below  steps:

1: Reinstall the chipset driver & USB drivers available on support site of Manufacturer of Motherboard or Computer.

2: Delete the Upper filter and lower filter as below:
  1. Click Start,
    type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
  3. If you see UpperFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
  5. If you see LowerFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
  6. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
  7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
Now restart the computer it should be working. 

Note: If still not working it may be some issue with HW, to ensure and verify that issue is not with the HW you can try to boot the computer using the Bootable DVD Media. If it boots up through DVD then above steps should work or the DVD drive may need the special Drivers to run the type of DVD users may trying to run, for this, you can always look out for it on manufacturer's websites and applications provided with the computer. 'cause sometimes it happens that user tries to use the Blu-ray media and without proper application or nonsupported drive hence also need to check the kind of Media being used by the users.  

How to start your computer in Safe Mode.

Window 10
Starting in SafeMode

Different ways of starting in safe mode !

If you are trying to get into SafeMode of Windows then I do not have to explain you why you need it.
We will better jump in to talk how to do it in simple and easy ways.
1: Through MSCONFIG,  you just have to hold the WINDOWS+R key to open the run box in that Run Box Type in MSCONFIG then hit OK and it will open System Management box. Here in general tab select Selective Startup with Minimal Boot option and click ok, it will ask you to restart the computer to make necessary changes, and on the next restart it will boot to the safe mode.  

2: We have discussed in our previous blog post how to boot into Windows Recovery Option, Kindly read that Blog Post and find suitable ways for you to boot into Windows Recovery mode and select Startup settings:
See above image in there click  on Restart and it will start the computer into Advanced Boot option
where you can select Enable Safe mode, Safe mode with Networking and Safe mode with command prompt. Select the corresponding number and hit enter to get into Safe Mode.

3: We can also try to start the computer in Safe Mode by using Windows Command Prompt by Entering Commands:
bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal.
You can check more commands for different type of safe modes as below:
For : Enable Safe Mode with Networking - Type:
bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network and press Enter.

For Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt - Type:
bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal and press Enter:

bcdedit /set {default} safebootalternateshell yes and press Enter.
The computer responds with The operation completed successfully when you have entered the command correctly.
Now how to make the computer boot into to the normal mode again through command prompt, Enter command :
bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot and press Enter.
So we covered all about going in and coming out of the safe mode today. 

Starting Windows 10 in Windows Recvoery Environment

How to get into Windows Recovery in Windows 10
Like older version of Microsoft Windows OS  in Windows 10 we do not have F8 options to start it in Windows Advanced Recovery option/Advanced Boot Menu.
But we can still get into to the Windows Recovery and that is what we are going to discuss in this blog post.
So I identified that are 5 Different ways of getting into Windows Recovery Environment in  Windows 10 as listed below:
1:  Crash boot the system 3 times and it will take you to Windows Recovery  on 4th proper start up.  
2:  From Settings:
Select the Start  button, then choose Settings.

Select Update & security  > Recovery.
Under Advanced startup select Restart now.

After your PC restarts to Windows Recovery environment.

3: Start the computer, on the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power Button Icon> Restart (in the lower-right corner of the screen). It will Start the computer in Windows Recovery.
4: Inside Windows on Desktop screen  click Start menu Windows icon
then select Shutdown option.
Now select sub option Restart While holding the Shift key. It will start the computer into Windows Recovery.
5: Inside Windows on Desktop screen as well if you can click Right click on Start menu Windows icon  then select Shutdown option and sub option Restart While holding the Shift key. It will start the computer into Windows Recovery.
You will find very useful  recovery options in here which are tools to fix lot of Windows issues.
Recover from Drive option in Troubleshoot:
Reset & Refresh option in Troubleshoot:
& Advanced Option:
This post is going to be very useful in many of the past and upcoming windows troubleshooting. 

How to change Windows 10 Desktop Icon's Font Color

Many a time you may come accross the questoin that when you put bright images you are not able to read out the name of the icons placed on windows desktop.

So what will you do to resolve this issue, do not waste your time searching for personalizations and color settings options which we had in win7, in Windows 10 we do not have any option to change the Icon font color.

So what now ?

There is one trick which can be applied as a work around and the trick is as below:

Right click your desktop background and select Personalize, now change background type from "Picture" ti "Solid Color". Now choose Orange this will turn icon text into black color. Now change background type from "Solid Color" to "Picture" again and now select the same bright wallpaper and font color will remain the same black and help resolve the issue.

Solution: Windows 10 has adaptive color schema for Desktop Icon's font is in sync with matchng up selected Solid Color as windows does not have any inteligent tool to read the color of Picture so to make windows understand our need here we needed to play with solid color then come back to picture.


You can try alternate solution as well:

Got to : Settings> Ease of Access > Other Options > Visual Options > Play Animations in Windows.

When toggle this settings icons will appear with black outline and will be readable more clearly then before.

We hope MS is going to do something about it in future.

Till then above are a great work around. 

Windows 10 RedStone 3 Fall creators update.

Windows 10 Fall Update
3rd major update for Windows 10 Operating systems.


The latest update for Windows 10 is officially out on air for windows 10 users.
As per the official Windows blog, it was scheduled and launched on 17 October 2017.
Even we have confirmed it and yes it is rolled out now.
This time Microsoft has added multiple new features for user experience enhancement.

What's in it for me.

Found major breakthrough is the Mixed reality which is a windows form of Virtual reality. In addition to it some small features such as My People, Story Mix, 3D paint, Fluent Design, Enhanced Cortana, 3D mix and more.
Detailed Features are:
With Windows 10 fall upgrade users will find below feature enhancements and add-ons.
Upgraded Windows Defender:
Now you do not have to worry about windows defender messing up with other Anti-virus program, now it is going to make them work along with it, so for an example if you do not have any other antivirus windows defender will protect it, and if you have installed some antivirus windows defender will launch it.
If you have installed multiple antivirus applications now the advanced version of windows defender is going to disable one of them and keep another one on priority.
So here the issue where windows defender was conflicting with other antivirus or antivirus conflicting with other antivirus and making system go down issue has been resolved.
Enhanced Cortana :
Now Cortana has its own icon on the settings page and it has geared up with the new feature this time, it has the power to read, search and capture along with new voice commands such as shutdown, sleep etc..
Unlocking Microsoft account is easier now:
Yes for users who are using their Microsoft account credential for windows 10 got big relief with the added feature to reset the password from the login screen itself.
Story Mix: Now you can share your story in more effectively and dynamically with this tool which will boost your images and video presentation on your social channels and put them forward with very creative templates.
3D Mix: 
You can access Microsoft community of 3D contents through the 3D mix, here you can publish your 3d Designs as well as you can share contents through it.
Power Slider: For users with battery powered computers most of the times laptop, this is an advanced new feature which will allow you to set the System performance settings with ease of just clicking on the battery icon on the taskbar and will allow you to save it to battery or for battery performance from the desktop screen itself, that means no need to go round to power options in control panel which was confusing for novice users.
Postponing Windows update: One good feature is to postpone the windows update up to maximum 35 days when you think it is not the right time to go with it, so you can postpone it up to 35 days.
Updates will stop by themselves:  In earlier version updates were the major concern that if they were failing they were still breaking their head on virtual wall around the windows to get it self installed and make whole system goes down. Which has been a windows 10 biggest problem, because with Windows 10 Microsoft made all its update mandate and users were not having choice to deny installation.  Major victim of this limitation I found were the people having windows 10 installed on HDD which has very limited space left.  But now it taken care of, and I see it as of now as it has taken one of the biggest pain of microsoft away, as new feature will push the update automatically but if it is failing it will not try more than three attempts.
Mixed Reality: As per most of the Tech guru mixed reality is a new advance form of virtual reality.
But I believe is it is just a transformation of mixing Virtual Reality into ones personal domain. It will share your motions, action camera video and images, depending upon the features of app it will provide options. Microsoft's own Windows 10 Mixed reality looks cool.
As we all know all apps are in market with all kind of VR supported devices, Android users can try Mixed reality too with certain apps.
Microsoft now  enabling VR and MR on their platform and letting its new feature introduced in a fresh way is great idea to renovate things.

  1. While we talk about Hardware, Oculus Rift is leading its way with the VR controlled devices and partnering with different device manufacturer produce and label it on their name.
One good feature about mix reality which I like is Virtual space like you will be having virtual room where you can set things as you like, it brings big promises like you will not need to set up multiple monitors as your app will set up the multiple monitor and your Head Mount Display/HMD/VR Headset will take care of multiple monitors.
Concept is cool but do your really think that you would like to wear that heavy Headset for hours  ?
Options coming with technologies are unlimited let's see where it takes us.
I will say it is the best Windows 10 Upgrade so far all three updates by microsoft.

Features added to Fall update will surely going to cover up Microsoft's pain area.
FALL CREATORS UPDATE Code name: Redstone 3, Code:1709

Windows 10 initial setup stuck at onedrive page. | Windows10 |

Today all of the sudden Windows 10 started causing issues at the time of initial setup, where it is trying to setup Onedrive cloud service as a backup option at the time of initial Windows setup for first time user and there is no option to pass through it.

Windows 10 Intial setup stuck here
Reason: Onedrive is not able to sync with Microsoft server and next button on above image is not responding.

Resolution for this issue is to restart the computer, and it will restart the first time setup process again.

Just simply select "Skip this step" by clicking it. As illustrated in above image. Do not use Microsoft email account for now and complete the setup with local account.

If you want to use Microsoft account you can set it later inside the Windows using "Sign in options".

Hope I helped with today's hottest issue.

In addition I will provide you one more tip here as you restart the computer and login to local account you will find one more user account there from initial failed attempt, you can delete it from netplwiz.exe if you find it difficult feel free to contact.

Issue Resolved.

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