How Do I Perform Clean Boot State in Microsoft Windows 8, 10, 7, Vista and XP

Clean boot in Windows 10 is the process of starting up Windows with only the minimal set of drivers and startup programs in order to troubleshoot, identify and resolve performance issues within booting process, including software conflicts, error messages and more. Follow below steps to perform clean boot on Microsoft Windows by temporarily disable all […]

[Solved] BSOD WDF_VIOLATION Error after Windows 10 Update due to Incompatible HP Keyboard Filter Driver

Problem: After installing Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 Patch Tuesday Update, HP device show BSOD with error message “WDF_VIOLATION”, which refers to the Windows Driver Framework, a set of tools and libraries used for the development of (kernel-mode) drivers. This problem caused by HP keyboard driver version with known incompatibility with certain HP devices […]

How do I Remove Hidden Data, Personal Info and Metadata from Microsoft Office Documents

You may not be aware that Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio files often contain hidden or personal information like comments, revision marks, headers, footers and watermarks. This could place you in an embarrassing or compromising position. In order to protect any sensitive information from accidentally being made public, perform the […]

[Solved] Microsoft Outlook 2016 Prompt Start in Safe Mode, Faulting module Event 2000

Problem: In Windows 10 environment, When try to open Microsoft Outlook 2016 (or another Office application on Windows Terminal Services), error message below prompting: “Something is wrong with one of your data files and outlook needs to close.” “Outlook couldn’t start last time. Safe mode could help you troubleshoot the problem, but some features might […]

[Solved] Windows System Timeout Error Event 7011, Service control manager, while waiting response from VMtools

Problem: Windows System Error Event 7011, Service control manager “A timeout (30000 milisecond) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the VMtools service.” This timeout event error only happen on windows VM with 8.6.5 version of VMWare tools. Basically this is not an application or service specific but a generic windows error and […]