Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Skyrim Blue Screen

Users often complain that Skyrim crashes with Blue Screen of Death. This problem occurs due to several technical reasons; some of them are discussed in this article.

1. Delete Faulty INI Files

2. Delete Faulty Registry Entries

3. Delete Temporary Files

4. Disable Firewall Protection

5. Disable Skyrim from DEP

6. Do a Driver Update Check-Up

Delete Faulty INI Files

The INI file format is a standard for configuration files for some application software. Skyrim uses INI files to store its settings and levels related information.

In your cases, the INI files created by Skyrim can be changed such that they contain wrong information. Delete all the faulty INI Files to fix Skyrim Blue Screen.

1. Exit Skyrim.

2. Click Start | Documents.

3. Double click: My Games | Skyrim.

4. With the help of Shift key of your key-board, select all the .ini files. Press Delete key of your key board.

Delete Faulty Registry Entries

Skyrim configurations are also stored in the system registry database. If some of these registry entries are missing or some contain false information, Skyrim BSOD problem happens.

Registry clean-up is required. Just start a full registry scan using a Registry Cleaner such as Reginout. As long as new errors are found, fix them by clicking an appropriate button.

Delete Temporary Files

The files stored in the Skyrim temporary directories can be corrupt. Completely delete all the temporary files to fix this error.

1. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk CleanUp.

2. Select a disk drive where the game is installed, usually drive C.

3. Click OK.

Disable Firewall Protection

The firewall program you are using can be preventing Skyrim from running properly. Disable the firewall protection.

1. Click Start | Control Panel.

2. Click System and Security | Windows Firewall.

3. On the left hand side, click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off option.

4. Turn Windows Firewall off, and click OK | Close.

Disable Skyrim from DEP

DEP stands for Data Execution Prevention. Skyrim crash occurs if DEP is preventing it from running. Do the steps given below to fix Skyrim Blue Screen.

1. Right-click My Computer icon on your desktop, and select Properties.

2. In the new page, click Advanced System Settings.

3. Click Advanced tab.

4. Click Settings under Performance frame.

5. Click Data Execution Prevention tab.

6. Select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select > add Skyrim executable file, and click OK | OK.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Facebook Crashing in Chrome

Facebook crashes in Chrome due to several reasons. Sometimes it's actually Google Chrome that crashes while you are using Facebook in your PC browser. There are plenty of plugins and extensions that cause your web browser to crash. Shockwave Flash plugin can also be a major culprit especially when you are playing Facebook games in Chrome. 

Here are given steps that can help you avoid this problem:

Check Internet Connection

Unstable Internet connection can cause Facebook to crash. Repairing your Internet connection should solve this problem.

Update Google Chrome

Facebook crashing can be due to outdated version of web browser. Updating Chrome should solve this problem.

1. Open Chrome
2. Click on Tools | About Google Chrome
3. Update Google Chrome

Repair Registry

Corrupted registry entries often cause Facebook crashing. In registry database user settings, browser settings and installed application are stored. You should repair this part in order to run websites properly.

1. Download and install some reliable registry cleaner such as PC Fresher
2. Scan Scan | Fix Errors

Uninstall and reinstall Adobe Flash Player

Presence of outdated flash player can cause Facebook to crash. To solve this problem, you need to uninstall and reinstall Flash Player. Follow the steps given below.

1. Start | Control Panel
2. Add or Remove Programs | Select Adobe Flash Player
3. Uninstall Flash Player.
4. Restart your computer.
5. Install Flash Player again.

Temporarily Disable Windows Firewall:

Chrome Facebook crashes can be due to fact that firewall is filtering Facebook. To fix this problem ,temporarily disable your firewall through steps given below.

1. Click on Start | Control Panel
2. Double click on Windows Firewall.
3. Click on Off under General Tab

Update Device Drivers

Another reason behind Facbook error can be outdated sound and video drives. Uninstall your earlier drivers and download latest drivers.

1. Right click on My Computer | Properties | Hardware Tab
2. Device Manager | Select device and Right Click on it
3. Uninstall driver, restart your computer
4. Download latest drivers for sound and video