Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Can You Avoid Android Lag? Read Tips You Did not Know

Android lag is a common problem among smartphone users. UI responsiveness is top priority of developers, however, sometimes performing minor tweaks can boost performance of device. This article is complete guide to speed up your Android phone. Follow the steps given in this guide.


Optimize Android for best performance

·         Update Android’s Firmware
·         Reset Phone to Factory
·         Free Up internal Memory
·         Uninstall unwanted apps
·         Select Force GPU Rendering
·         Turn OFF GPS
·         Use Task Killer
·         Disable wanted effects
·         Avoid Live Backgrounds

Update Android’s Firmware

If your Android Phone lags, try updating smartphone firmware to resolve this problem. Follow the steps given below to update firmware.


1.       Search for Over The Air (OTA) update option
2.       Tap Settings | Select About Phone
3.       Tap in Software Update | Select Update

Reset Phone to Factory

Another way to avoid Android lag is to reset phone to factory. Resetting your phone to factory would improve performance of phone. Follow the instructions given below to factory reset your phone.

1.       Open your home screen
2.       Click on Menu button | Select Settings
3.       Click on SD and Phone Storage | Select Factory data reset
4.       Select Reset Phone

Note: It is important for you to back your memos, contacts and all important information before factory resetting.

Free Up Internal Memory

Android lag could be due to low internal memory. To free up your internal memory, follow these methods.

1.       Save your music, pictures and videos to an external drive
2.       If you have mid ranged internal memory, try upgrading it

Uninstall Unwanted Apps

Android lags when it has too many unwanted applications. Uninstall all unwanted apps to improve performance of phone. Follow the instructions given below to uninstall unwanted apps.

1.       Tap in Settings menu to launch settings application. Now select the apps to continue the process
2.       Navigating to Manage Applications to remove installed apps
3.       In the sub menu of Manage Applications click on Downloaded
4.       Select the app and click on uninstall

Select Force GPU Rendering

If your device lags on constant intervals, follow these steps for GPU rendering.

1.       Open Notification Bar
2.       Tap Settings Options | Select Developer Option
3.       Click on Force GPU Rendering
4.       Restart your device
Turn OFF GPS

It could be reason that GPS uses your processing. Downloading some power controller widget can help in this regard. Follow these instructions to turn off GPS.

1.       Turn ON your Android phone | GOTO Main Screen
2.       Tap Main Menu | Select System Settings
3.       Click on Location Services under Personal | Locate here GPS Satellites and mark the box in the end.
4.       If you are Gingerbread user, unmark this box | Tap agree if you receive warning message
Use Task Killer

Task killer is an application that helps you prevent Android lag. Sometimes applications takes too much time processing your command, in this situation Task Killer would help killing the application that is causing lags.

1.       If you don’t have standard task killer with your phone, GOTO Google Store
2.       Download Zapper Task Killer
3.       Use this app when your phone lags

Disable Unwanted Effects

Android lags when too many special effects are turned on. Disable following unwanted effects

1.       Eye Candy: By disabling eye candy, you would improve performance of phone update 30 %.
2.       Animations: You can locate animations under Settings | Display
smooth transition effects and pop out Window fading out can drain performance, disable these two
3.       Brightness: Turn off automatic brightness feature
4.       Widgets: Limit number of Widgets on your device home screen
5.       Screen Timeout: Try lowering screen timeout, change its settings to 45 seconds
6.       Vibration Feedback: Disable vibration feedback

Avoid Live Backgrounds

Avoid dynamic wallpapers in background to enhance speed of your device. Follow the instructions given below to remove these backgrounds.

1.       On your device’s home screen, tap Menu face
2.       Tap Wallpaper or Wallpaper Gallery
3.       From the options select Static Wallpaper
4.       Tap Set Wallpaper and Save

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Crysis 3 DirectX 11 Error


Crysis 3 shows DirectX 11 error when it is launched. Follow the procedures given below:

1. Reinstall DirectX 11
2. Correct Registry Errors
3. Active Selective Startup
4. Change NVIDIA Control Panel Settings
5. Run Registry Scan

Reinstall DirectX 11

Crysis 3 is meant to be run on Microsoft DirectX 11. If you don’t have DirectX or the existing version is corrupted, Crysis 3 DirectX 11 error appears. Reinstall the same to fix your problem.

1. Click Start | Control Panel.
2. Click Programs | Uninstall a Program.
3. Select Microsoft DirectX 11. Click Uninstall/ Remove.
4. Follow the wizard and restart.
5. Download Microsoft DirectX 11 from the Microsoft Download Center. Install it on your machine.

Correct Registry Errors

DirectX 11 settings are located in the Windows Registry. Invalid values in the registry show Crysis 3 DirectX 11 Error. Correct registry errors to repair your problem.

1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories. Click Notepad.
2. Type following command-
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectX]
"InstalledVersion"=hex:00,00,00,09,00,00,00,00
"Version"="4.09.00.0904"
3. Click File | Save As.
4. Save with following properties:
File Name: Fix.reg
File Type: All Files
Path: Desktop
5. Save and close the file.
6. Double click Fix.reg file. A warning would appear. Click Yes button to proceed and merge it in the registry.

Activate Selective Startup

Selective Startup is a type of startup where only selected number of startup programs are loaded. Enabling selective startup would troubleshoot Crysis 3 DirectX 11 error.

1. Click Start | Run.
2. Type MSCONFIG
3. Click OK.
4. System Configuration opens.
5. Click the General tab.
6. Select Select Startup checkbox.
7. Clear all other checkboxes.
8. Click the Services tab.
9. Check-up Hide all Microsoft services box.
10. Disable all services items.
11. Click OK and restart.

Change NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

Change the NVIDIA Control Panel Settings and allow Crysis 3 executable file. Enable high performance NVIDIA processor as well.

1. Right click your desktop, select NVIDIA Control Panel.
2. Click Manage 3D Settings.
3. Click Global Settings tab. Set default settings.
4. Click Program Settings tab. Locate and add Crysis 3 executable file to the list.
5. Set Preferred Graphics Processor: NVIDIA High Performance Processor
6. Click OK and close.

Run Registry Scan

Registry issues are very common. Registry error is the most common reason behind Crysis 3 DirectX 11 error. Do full scan and clean-up.

1. Download RegInOut Registry Fix.
2. Start full scan.
3. Fix all problems.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Solution for VPN Error 800

Many people experience a network problem known as VPN Error 800. It is a connection establishment problem. It appears while establishing a Virtual Private Network (VPN). No enough information appears to diagnose your problem.

Error Message

Error 800: “Unable to establish the VPN connection.”
Solutions

1. Ping the Server
2. Disable Firewall/ Unblock Port 1723
3. Verify the VPN Server Name
4. Make sure that the Server doesn’t have Multiple Clients
5. Repair Registry Configurations
6. Reinstall the VPN Client
7. Uninstall Microsoft OneCare

Ping the Server

Use Command Prompt to run the PING command. This command will help you know whether the information can be sent/ received. Follow these guidelines:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories.
2. Right click Command Prompt, select Run as Administrator.
3. Type following command-
ping <Server IP Address>

For example: The Server IP Address of www.backspacetab.com is 184.172.169.195, so I would execute the following command-
ping 184.172.169.196

4. Press ENTER.
5. Read the output statistics carefully. Consider the %Loss, Sent and Received Packets information. Contact your Internet Service Provider in case the %Loss is higher.

Disable Firewall/ Unblock Port 1723

VPN Error 800 appears if your firewall program blocks Port 1723. Disable the firewall software- either Windows Firewall or third party software- to fix the problem.

Disabling Windows Firewall:

1. Click Start | Control Panel.
2. Click System and Security | Windows Firewall.
3. Click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off link.
4. Turn off your firewall software and apply the changes.

Verify the VPN Server Name

Make sure whether the VPN Server Name entered is correct or not. Incorrect VPN server name can show VPN Error 800.

Make sure that the Server doesn’t have Multiple Clients

The server with whom you’re trying to establish connection could have multiple clients. This of course is not possible from your side. Contact the server administrator team to check this issue.

Repair Registry Configurations

Windows Registry is a complex database that contains PC settings. Some of the registry entries could be corrupt. This lead VPN Error 800.

1. Scan your registry using RegInOut Registry Cleaner.
2. Fix all the problems detected.

Reinstall the VPN Client

Enter the user name and password provided by your VPN Vendor during the setup. Reinstall the VPN Client at your end.

Uninstall Microsoft OneCare

Microsoft OneCare is a security software from Microsoft. Connection conflicts with this software shows VPN Error 800. Uninstall the software to fix your problem.

1. Click Start | Control Panel.
2. Click Programs | Uninstall a Program.
3. Select Microsoft OneCare.
4. Click Uninstall.
5. Follow the wizard and restart your machine.