Welcome to Fix PC for Free. You can fix most of the Computer related problems on your own.

Is your PC running very slow?

There are many reasons for a slow PC. You can make your PC faster again on your own. You do not need to pay anyone. You can do it by yourself. Just need to know what to do and how to do it. You will find it on this website.

Is your PC infected with virus?

Is your computer acting weird, getting pop ups, Errors, booting very slow and websites getting redirected to a different pages. Then your computer is infected with virus. Don't worry, you can remove the virus from your computer and get your computer back to normal. All the thing you need to do is, just follow the instructions given in this website carefully.

Internet and Browsers are having trouble?

Some times your Internet connection or Internet Browsers (i.e Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome) might not work or having trouble in connecting to the Internet. You will also see some errors on browsers while trying to connect to the Internet and open websites. You can fix them by performing some simple troubleshooting steps and runnig free tools...

Errors with Programs and Applications?

Programs and applications errors will occur, if a program is not installed properly or the installed files of that program got currupt or some times updating the program/application might also cause the errors. Troubleshooting the progrmas and applications will depends on the errors and codes. You will find some troubleshooting steps and tools in this website ...

Monday, 8 December 2014

Photos or Images are not displaying in thumbnail view on Windows 7

In Windows 7, photos and images should display in thumbnail view. If they are not showing in thumbnail view, follow the simple instructions to fix it.

1. There might be a change in the  "View". To confirm that, Open the folder that you are having problem >> Click on the drop down arrow on "Change View" button at top right corner of the folder >> Make sure that either "Large" or "Extra large" were selected.

If it is already selected as Large or Extra Large, go to next steps

2. You need to go to folder options. Open any folder >> Click on "Organize" >> Click on "Folder and search options" >> Go to "View" tab >>  Uncheck the box beside the option "Always show icons, never thumbnails"(The first option in the "View" tab) >> Click on "OK".

This will fix the thumbnail view. If you are still having the issue, go to next step

3. Click on "Start" button >> Type "Cleanmgr.exe" in the search bar >> Press "Enter key" >> Click on "OK"

4. You will get Disk Cleanup window that says "Calculating." and then the Disk Cleanup options screen.

 5. Select "Thumbnails" box >> Click on "OK" 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Internet Explorer unable to connect to Internet due to Proxy server

You may not able to open websites in Internet Explorer and get a blank screen or some times it says proxy server. We need to disable the proxy setting in Internet Explorer in order to fix this issue.

1. Open Internet Explorer >> Click on "Tools" >> Click on "Internet Options" 

2. You will get the Internet Properties window, click on "Connections" tab >> Click on "LAN Settings" button

3. Then you will get the Local Area Network(LAN) Settings window.

4. Uncheck the boxes under "Proxy Server"  >> Click on "OK" >> Click on "OK". That's it. Now, you can open the websites.

 In some cases, even though we disabled the proxy server, it will come back again automatically.

6. If you are having such issues, simply right click on Internet Explorer >> Click on "Run as Administrator" option >> On the Internet Explorer click on "Tools" >> Click on "Internet Options" >> Click on "LAN Settings" button >> Uncheck the boxes under "Proxy Server"

7. That should fix it.

Monday, 26 May 2014

How to change default browser to Internet Explorer

Some times you might face issues with browsing websites on the browser that you are using or you cannot view some websites on other browsers, except Internet Explorer. If you want to set Internet Explorer as the default browser, please follow the simple steps.

1. Open Internet Explorer >> Click on Tools >> Click on Internet Options

2. Click on "Programs" tab on the Internet properties window >> Click on "Make default" button

3. Click on "OK"

4. That's it, Internet Explorer is now your default browser. You can also do it in another simple way.

5. Press the Windows key + R at once

6. Type "inetcpl.cpl" (without the quotes) in the run box >> Press "Enter" key

7. Click on "Programs" tab on the Internet properties window >> Click on "Make default" button

8. Click on "OK". That should do it.

Friday, 25 April 2014

How to speed up the shutdown process in Windows

Your PC might take long time to shutdown and start again. We can speed up the shutdown process by making some changes to the computer settings and registry.

1. First thing is take backup of Registry before performing any changes to the registry.

2. Optimizing Startup Items:
a. Press Windows key + R at a time >> Type "msconfig" without the quotes in the Run box >> Press Enter.

b. Click on the "Startup" tab on the "System Configuration Utility" window that prompts >> Uncheck the items that you are not using. (You can disable all the startup items. It will not affect your computer)

c. Click on Apply and click on Ok

Making changes to the Registry
3. Press Windows key + R at a time >> Type "regedit" (without the quotes) in the Run box >> Press Enter key
4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\
5. In the right side window, you will see "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" entry >> Double click on "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" >> Change the value from 12000 to 2000

6. Then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
7. In the right side window, you will see "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" entry >> Double click on "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" >> Change the value to 2000

8. Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management >> Double click on "ClearPageFileOnShutdown" entry >> Change the value to 1

9. You can also use a Run command to shutdown or restart the computer.

10. To Shutdown the PC >> Press the Windows Key +R at a time >> Type "shutdown -s -t 01" without the quotes >> Press Enter key

11. To Restart the PC >> Press the Windows Key + R >> Type "shutdown -r -t 01" without the quotes >> Press Enter key

Thursday, 24 April 2014

How to fix missing "New Folder" option on your computer.

In some cases we cannot find the "New Folder" option after right clicking on desktop screen and also on Windows Explorer. This issue will occur due to some corrupt registry entries. You can fix it very easily.

1. Download the Registry fix file New Folder Fix

2. Double click on the downloaded registry file >> Click on "Run" >> Click on "Yes"

3. Restart the computer

4. That's it, you will get the "New Folder" option back.

Friday, 11 April 2014

How to remove Folder tasks screen from your Desktop screen

You will see a screen that contains Folder tasks or Common tasks on your desktop. Mostly it will be at left side of your desktop screen. It is very annoying screen that will cover your desktop screen. It is mainly because of a corrupt registry key (desktop.htt).

1. It's very easy to fix the problem.

2. Simply download the registry fix file Download

3. Double click on the downloaded file >> Click on "Yes" if you get any prompt.

4. Restart the computer. It will fix the problem.

5. You can also do it manually. Follow the below steps

6. Press Windows key + R key at a time >> Type "regedit" without the quotes >> Press Enter key

7. Take a backup of Registry  first.  How to Backup your Registry

8. Then go to the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00021400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\ExtShellFolderViews\{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}

9. You will see "PersistMoniker" in the side pane, change it's value to "file://%userappdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt" without the quotes.

10. Restart the PC. That's it.

How to Backup your Registry..

In some cases, you might need to modify/delete few registry keys from your Registry. It is very dangerous to play with the registry keys or delete registry keys without knowing what you are doing and if you are not good at computers. Best thing is to take backup of Registry before you make any changes to it.

1. Press the Windows key + R at once 

2. Type "regedit" without the quotes >> Hit "Enter" key

3. Click on "File" option >> Click on "Export" option

4. Give a name to the file in the "File Name" field >> Choose where to save the backup file (Try to save on C:\)

5. That's it your Registry was backed up now. 

6. If you are having any issues after making changes to the registry, you can simply double click on the file that was backed up and merge the registry to go back to the original stage.