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    • Windows Protection Error

      Windows Protection Error

      A Windows Protection Error such as "Initializing device <device name> Windows Protection Error" can be received when either first starting Microsoft Windows or when shutting down your computer. The computer might then ask you restart the system. Windows Protection Errors are usually received by users of Windows 95, 98, and ME and these errors can

    • How to Fix Error 0x80070570 in Windows 7

      How to Fix Error 0x80070570 in Windows 7

      When trying to upgrade a computer running an older version of Windows to Windows 7, end-users can encounter the 0×80070570 error. When the error is thrown, Windows will only notify the user that the installer is not able to install the files required to upgrade the computer preventing further progress from being made with the

    • How to Solve a Buffer Overrun Detected Problem

      How to Solve a Buffer Overrun Detected Problem

      Buffer overrun detected problems may occur when software that is coded in C or C++ permits unsafe data. This problem happens with all operating systems, but it is particularly common on Windows operating systems. The unsafe data that is introduced externally can exploit vulnerabilities in software or cause program crashes. This can permit malicious software

    • No Audio Device

      No Audio Device

      The no audio device error is commonly encountered on the Windows operating system. The error is normally thrown when the end user upgrades a computing device to a newer version of Windows or after reinstalling the existing version of Windows. When the error is thrown, computer applications that require an audio device will not be

    • Error Loading Operating System

      Error Loading Operating System

      The Error Loading Operating System error appears when an operating system fails to load properly. This error is localized to the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, so users of other operating systems should not face this problem. Essentially, the Error Loading Operating System error occurs at a point between the computer’s BIOS running checks on

    • I/O Device Error

      I/O Device Error

      A common error encountered by Microsoft Windows users when trying to read or write from a drive, disk, or portable media device is the I/O device error. When this error is generated, the transfer mode that the operating system is attempting to use for the operation may not be recognized. The I/O error may be

    • Device Driver has corrupted the executive memory pool

      Device Driver has corrupted the executive memory pool

      If you receive an error message which reads: Windows error "Device Driver has corrupted the executive memory pool., it basically means that there is a corruption with a driver somewhere on your system. This issue can occur when an attempt to touch invalid memory at a process IRQL that is too high occurs. This is

    • Error Code 80072efd

      Error Code 80072efd

      Error code 80072efd often occurs when users try to update Windows Vista through the Windows Update service. Overloaded Microsoft update services or incorrect firewall settings can trigger this error. If the Microsoft server causes the error, it can be corrected within the hour. When this occurs it is typically due to unusually high demand on

    • COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working

      COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working

      A common problem that Windows Vista users face is getting the “COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working” error message whenever a folder that contains multimedia or video files is opened. COM components that third party applications that are not fully compatible with the Windows Vista (and other versions of the Windows platform) install normally cause this

    • PCL XL Error

      PCL XL Error

      The PCL XL error is most commonly associated with HP LaserJet printers. The error occurs when several pages are sent from a document to the printer’s print queue. The printer displays this error message if the printer’s driver has become outdated or corrupted from operating system (OS) updates or conflicting third-party software being installed on

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