[Fix] StartupCheckLibrary.dll and Winscomrssrv.dll Error at Startup

startupchecklibrary.dll malware startup error

When you log in to your Windows computer, the following error message windows may pop up:

RunDLL

There was a problem starting StartupCheckLibrary.dll

The specified module could not be found.
RunDLL

There was a problem starting winscomrssrv.dll

The specified module could not be found.

startupchecklibrary.dll malware startup error
Additionally, you may see the following error:

There was a problem starting StartupCheckLibrary.dll

Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus or potentially unwanted software.

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Windows cannot find GPEDIT.MSC in Windows 10/11 Home Edition

gpedit.msc missing windows 10/11 home edition

The Local Group Policy Editor (GPEDIT.MSC) is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in used to configure and modify Group Policy settings within Group Policy Objects. This tool is available only on Windows 10/11 Professional Edition and higher.

On Windows Home Editions, you’ll see the following error when you attempt to launch the Group Policy Editor (which is non-existent on Home Editions)

gpedit.msc missing windows 10/11 home edition

gpedit.msc

Windows cannot find 'gpedit.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
secpol.msc

Windows cannot find 'secpol.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

On Windows Home Editions, you needed to use the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) to enable the policies manually. For each group policy, the equivalent registry setting is listed in the official Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet by Microsoft.

Now, you have a third-party freeware that can be an alternative for the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) in any edition of Windows, including Home Edition.Read more

How to Custom Install/Uninstall Individual Office 2016/2019/365 Apps

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The traditional MSI (Microsoft Installer) based installation allowed you to install or uninstall individual office products (e.g., Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). But the Office click-to-run (CTR) installations don’t allow installation choices. Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Microsoft 365, and most versions of Office 2013 and newer.

You won’t see the custom install screen in the Office CTR setup. All the bundled apps in the Office Setup package/SKU are installed automatically. Each app shown in the setup screen will be installed.

office setup all apps

The CTR setup.exe is a small installer stub that downloads the entire setup files from the Microsoft Office Content Delivery Network (CDN). MSI-based setup packages are usually provided in a DVD or USB flash drive.

Many users wonder how to install or uninstall selected app(s) (e.g., Word and Outlook) while excluding all other products in the suite during CTR installation. So, let’s see how to do custom installation/uninstallation of Office applications in this article.Read more

[Fix] Error FFMPEG.DLL not found when Starting Microsoft Teams or Other Apps

ffmpeg.dll error in microsoft teams

When you start Microsoft Teams, Discord, or other apps on your Windows computer, you may receive the following error message or similar:

Teams.exe - System Error

The code execution cannot proceed because ffmpeg.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.

ffmpeg.dll error in microsoft teams

Let’s see how to fix the “ffmpeg.dll was not found” error if you’re using Microsoft Teams.

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How to Replace Notepad With Notepad++ or Other Editor

notepad plus replace debugger notepad.exe

If you’re looking at how to replace Notepad with Notepad++ or any third-party editor, this post explains how to do it. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Let’s see how you can replace Notepad with Notepad++ without replacing any system files.

Notepad is a lightweight program suitable for users who need only very minimal text editing features. For additional features and functionalities, third-party editors like Notepad++ and Sublime Text are awesome, with many features built-in.

(This article applies to all versions of Windows, including Windows 10/11.)

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How to Hide Wi-Fi Network (SSID) of your Neighbors on Your Computer

list of ssid wi-fi networks

When you click on the Wi-Fi icon in the Notification area, you’ll see the list of Wireless network broadcasts that are within your connection range. With high range routers available in the market, the Wi-Fi broadcast signals are powerful and cover a long range. If you’re an apartment dweller, you’ll see too many SSIDs from your neighbors, which are of absolutely no use to you. You can clear the clutter by hiding those unneeded Wi-Fi networks from the list.Read more

Process Monitor “Unable to write PROCMON23.SYS” Enabling Boot Logging

Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It can also trace the entire boot process and save to a PML log file. When enabling the setting “Enable Boot Logging” from the Options menu in Process Monitor, the following error may pop up:Read more

How to Download Windows 10/11 ISO (Direct Download)

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This article explains how to download the official Windows 10 or Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft servers using different methods. The Media Creation Tool downloads the latest version of Windows 10/11 by default.

You can also use Rufus or other third-party tools to accomplish the task. Using the methods described in this article, you can download any edition, build, or language ISO of Windows 10 from the official Microsoft servers directly.

The tools and methods in this article can be used to download Windows 11 ISO as well.

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