How to Restore Missing or Hidden Libraries in Windows 7

When you open Explorer, all the libraries may be missing, and clicking the "Restore default libraries" context menu option would have no effect. For reasons unexplained, in some cases the libraries may become hidden, and all you need to do is to remove the hidden attribute set from the "library-ms" files.

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How to Remove the Homegroup Icon from the Desktop in Windows

Did the Homegroup icon all of a sudden appear on the desktop after running a registry cleaner or using a third party tweaking tool? This article shows you the way to hide the Homegroup icon from the desktop.

Removing the Homegroup icon via the user interface is not possible, as the “Change desktop icons” dialog in Windows 7 doesn’t list Homegroup as an available option. The only way to remove the Homegroup icon is via the registry. Use these steps:Read more

Fix “Error 2” When Starting the Security Center Service in Windows 7

After a malware attack, your Action Center may report that the Security Center service has stopped… .. and when you click the button to turn on the service, the following error may show up: Windows could not start the Security Center service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified. This … Read more

Fix Print Spooler Error 1053 in Windows 7

When you start the Print Spooler service in Windows 7, error 1053 may occur: Windows could not start the Print Spooler on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. To resolve the problem, use these steps: 1. Open Services MMC (services.msc) 2. Double-click … Read more

Fix: “View Reliability History” (Reliability Monitor) is Completely Blank

When you try to view the reliability history (Reliability Monitor) of your computer via Control Panel or Action Center, the reliability history page may be completely blank/empty. This can happen if the Task Scheduler Service or RACTask scheduled job is disabled in your computer.

To re-enable tracking of events by the Reliability Monitor, use these steps:Read more

Fix for Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Service Error 1083

base filtering engine error 1083 registry edit

When you try to start the Windows Firewall in a Windows computer, you may get a message stating that the the Base Filtering Engine (BFE) service is not running, and any attempts to start the BFE service may result in the error 1083:

Windows could not start the Base Filtering Engine service on Local Computer.

Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service.

If BFE doesn’t start, many other services fail to start. Windows Firewall is one of those services that depend on BFE.

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Fix Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Snap-In Error 0x5 in Windows 7

When you open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in in Windows 7, the following error may be displayed and the snap-in loads up blank:

There was an error opening the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in

You do not have the correct permissions to open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console. You must be a member of the Administrators group or the Network Operators group to perform this task. For more information, contact your system administrator. Error code: 0x5.

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