Windows 10 Cortana can’t listen right now Error 0×80070102

I have tested the microphone in the audio recorder app on my Windows 10 computer and it works perfect. However, when I launch the personal assistant Cortana from the desktop’s taskbar, it shows the error message “Cortana can’t listen right now. Make sure your mic is working, or wait a little while and try again. Error code: 0×80070102“. I try a restart, update to the latest build, and reinstall the sound driver but it is still not working at all. Continue reading

How to fix no sound in Windows 10 apps/browser

I have installed the onboard VIA HD Audio drivers on my computer upgraded to Windows 10 Technical Preview and the system sounds works fine. However, when I wacth the Youtube online videos within Chrome/IE/Firefox browser, listen music from iTunes or play game, it is no way to get playback sound while no micorphone connects and the volum controler looks ok. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading

Audio Service is not running error 1740 in Windows 8.1

I am unable to adjust volume, mute or un-mute the sound on my Windows 8.1 computer while the audio is working but the tray notification keeps poping up The Audio Service is not running error message. I start its service through device manager and a dialogue box shows up “Windows Audio can’t be started, error 1740 (0x800706cc: Endpoint is a duplicate).” How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Enable new rendering engine in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10

The Windows 10 will be added a new version of internet browser named Project Spartan with the same user experience like Chrome and Firefox. It comes with renewed F12 developer tools, fixed file bugs and also has a new rendering engine EdgeHTML.dll for determining the opened websites and loading it in compatibility mode depending on the flags. This feature is very useful to open old websites without clicking the compatibility icon. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Bluetooth speakers out of sync or lag problem

When I used Creative T15 wireless speaker with my Windows 8.1 computer which has the Bluetooth 4.0 function, it paired and worked well in Youtube, VLC and other media players. However, after a few minutes, the sound became unusable because it started lagging and was out of sync with the playing video constantly. How can I fix the issues to make it syncing up? Continue reading

Add safe mode to Windows 10/8.1 Boot Menu Manager

You might often access the important feature Safe Mode in Windows 8.1/10 and there are a few straight-forward way to boot into such option. However, without additional third-party utilities, you could try the other method to add it to the boot menu which appears every time in restart or perform cold power-up process. It is simple to configure it and then just choose it from the boot selection menu and press Enter key. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 scroll-down bars disappear after inactivity problem

The scroll feature of an operating system offer a simple way for users to get to content beyond the visible container you are looking at through a vertical or horizontal bar. However, within the full screen view of any Windows 8.1 application, the scroll down area is hard to use and keeps disappearing after a few seconds of inactivity. I have to move the mouse to its side and can not figure out how to fix the issues. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 High CPU Usage by WmiPrvSE.exe WMI Provider Host

My computer is running Windows 8.1 Pro with up-to-date pathes installed. However, everytime I play the music or run other applications, the system runs slowly. Within the task manager, I notice that the WmiPrvSE.exe (WMI Provider Host) process always flares up to about 30% or above of CPU usage and interrupts my programs. Try rebooting the machine or restarting WMI service is not working at all because it occures 10 minutes or later. How can I fix the issues? Continue reading