If you encounter an error saying, “Boot Device Not Found” when you turn on your Windows 10 computer, then you’ve come to the right place as this post will guide you on how you can fix this problem. Apart from the error message, you will also see a message that states, “Please install an operating system on your hard disk, Hard Disk<xxx>”. You will then be asked to tap the F2 key to initiate the System Diagnostics.
If you install the Windows operating system, it becomes the boot device, and when your computer boots, the UEFI or the BIOS looks for the operating installed on your drive and continues the process. So when you encounter the “Boot Device Not Found” error, this means that the UEFI or the BIOS wasn’t able to locate the drive where it can boot.
There are several suggestions you can check out to resolve this error. You can try checking the connection with your boot drive or change the boot order. You can also fix the Boot Record from Recovery and see if the primary partition is active or not. But before you troubleshoot the problem, make sure that you have a bootable Windows USB drive ready since two of the options provided below will require you to boot into the Advanced Recovery mode. Once you have this covered, proceed to each one of the following options.
Option 1 – Try checking the connection with the boot drive
If you have a custom computer that comes with a cabinet, you might want to open it and remove any connected power supply, and then check the wires. As you know, drives are connected with the motherboard using a cable. So all you have to do is check if both ends are connected properly and make sure that the connection is not loose. You could also try to unplug the cable and plug it back in.
Option 2 – Try changing the boot order
You might also want to try changing the boot order of your computer. Each time a computer boots, the BIOS or the UEFI follows a boot order. It is the one that tells where to first look for the boot drive and if for some reason, a USB is connected to your computer and the first boot device found in the USB, then you have resolved the problem. All you have to do is to remove the USB device and boot or go into the BIOS and change the boot order yourself.
Option 3 – Try to rebuild the BCD files
The next thing you can do to resolve the issue is to Rebuild Boot Configuration Data or BCD files.
You can start by booting into the installation environment for Windows 10 from an installation media.
After that, click on Repair your computer and on the blue screen, select Troubleshoot and then select the Advanced options menu.
From there, select Command Prompt and once you open it, enter each one of the commands given below by sequence.
Once you’re done executing the commands given above, type “exit” to close the Command Prompt window and then restart your computer and see if it fixed the “Boot Device Not Found” error.
Option 4 – Try setting the System Partition to Active
Like the first given option, you also have to make sure that you have a bootable Windows 10 USB drive before you proceed to set the System Partition to Active. Once you have it covered, refer to these steps:
Boot your computer using the bootable Windows 10 USB drive.
Next, click Next when you get to the Welcome Screen.
Then click on Repair your computer located at the bottom left part of the window and select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.
After opening Command Prompt, type the following command and hit Enter to start the Diskpart utility. It is a command line-based utility just like Command Prompt but has a UAC prompt once you provoke it. So if you encounter a UAC prompt, just click on Yes to proceed.
Now type the following command:
From there, select your primary disk by typing the following command:
select disk number
After that, list all the partitions on the selected disk by entering the following command:
The command you just entered will list all the partitions created on your PC including both types of partitions that are visible to a normal user in the File Explorer as well as the ones created by Windows 10 by default which helps it in storing the boot files and other important system files.
Now type the following command to select the partition that is usually around 100 MB in size:
select partition number
Finally, type the following command to mark the partition active:
Then type the “exit” command to exit the disk part utility.
Once it’s done, the primary drive should now be active and you should now be able to boot into your computer without the “Boot Device Not Found” error.
One of the important processes in the Windows operating system is the Setting Synchronization or SettingSyncHost.exe. This process is the one responsible for synchronizing the settings of your computer with other devices. It is the one that replicates settings like OneDrive, Internet Explorer, wallpapers, and so on, to other systems. However, it has been known to cause high CPU usage in Windows 10 and there are times when it causes the system to freeze or system lags. So if you notice that the SettingSyncHost.exe process is causing high CPU usage in your computer, worry not for this post will guide you in fixing them.
You have to be cautious when you notice high CPU usages caused by system processes since cybercriminals mostly set the names of viruses in a way that the system or the user won’t be able to identify them. Cyber crooks could name the virus and malware the same as one of the system processes like SettingSyncHost.exe to make it seem like it’s a legitimate process. Thus, you need to keep in mind that original system processes like the SettingSyncHost.exe file are located in the System32 folder.
The original SettingSyncHost.exe file is located in the System32 folder. To check for the same, right-click on the troublesome process in the Task Manager and select Open file location. If the place is any other than the System32 folder, run a full system anti-virus scan on the system.
The SettingSyncHost.exe causes high CPU usage when it gets stuck in the sync process and is not able to come out of the loop. To fix this problem, you need to follow the solutions offered below but before you proceed, make sure that you create a System Restore point first.
Option 1 – Apply some registry tweak
The first thing you can do is to apply some tweaks to the Windows Registry. To get started, follow these steps:
Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run utility and type “Regedit” in the field and then tap Enter to open the Registry Editor.
Next, navigate to this registry path: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInputPersonalizationTrainedDataStore
From there, right-click on the key and select Permissions.
After that, check the box next to “Allow” for Full Permission for every user group.
Now click on the Apply and OK buttons to save the changes made.
Then restart your computer.
Option 2 – Close the Host process for setting synchronization
If the registry tweak didn’t work, you can try to close the host process for setting synchronization, especially if this process continues to hog resources. You can terminate this process by opening the Task Manager. From there, end the process or task of the host process. On the other hand, you can also turn off the Host process for synchronization by opening Settings > Accounts > Sync settings located in the left pane. After that, turn off the Sync setting.
Option 3 – Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter or the Performance Troubleshooter
Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter:
The first thing you need to do is click on Start and then on the gear-like icon to pull up the window for Settings.
After opening Settings, look for the Update and Security option and select it.
From there, go to the Troubleshoot option located on the left-hand side of the list.
Next, select Hardware and Devices from the list and open the Troubleshooter and run it. Once it is doing its job, wait for it to complete the process and then restart the system.
After the system restarts, check if the problem’s now fixed. If not, refer to the next option given below.
Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
Type “exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic” in the field and hit Enter to open the Performance troubleshooter.
Then click on Next to get started. Wait until the process is completed.
Option 4 – Try scanning your computer using Windows Defender
As mentioned, it is possible that the SettingSyncHost.exe could be infected with a virus or malware. To eliminate it, you have to scan your computer using security programs like Windows Defender.
Tap the Win + I keys to open Update & Security.
Then click on the Windows Security option and open Windows Defender Security Center.
Next, click on Virus & threat protection > Run a new advanced scan.
Now make sure that Full Scan is selected from the menu and then click the Scan Now button to get started.
There are a lot of users who use their Windows 10 PCs to create and access data on their servers using their network. However, some of them reported getting an error saying that the server is not accessible. Here’s the full content of the error message:
“\server is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect.”
If you are among the users who experience the same issue, read on as this post will help you resolve this error when accessing your server. But before you start troubleshooting the problem, you might want to perform System Restore, especially if tend to create one. To use System Restore, here’s what you have to do:
Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
After that, type in “sysdm.cpl” in the field and tap Enter.
Next, go to the System Protection tab then click the System Restore button. This will open a new window where you have to select your preferred System Restore point.
After that, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process and then restart your computer and check if the problem is fixed or not.
If System Restore didn’t help in fixing the ACPI.sys Blue Screen error now’s the time for you to make use of the potential fixes laid out below.
Option 1 – Try rebooting your router
The first thing you can try to do to fix the error is to simply restart your router. All you need to do is reboot the router from its Admin panel or you can also turn it off manually and turn it back on after a couple of seconds so that it can completely reboot. Once you’re done, try accessing your server again and see if the error is now fixed.
Option 2 – Try checking the status of the Workstation Service
You might want to check the status of the Workstation Service as the error might have something to do with it.
Tap the Win + R keys on your keyboard to launch the Run utility.
Then type “services.msc” in the field and click OK or hit Enter to open the Windows Services Manager.
After opening the Services Manager, you will see a list of all the services on your computer and from there, locate the Workstation Service.
Double click on the Workstation Service to open its Properties.
Next, Stop the Service and Start it again or you can also right-click on it and select Restart and then make sure that its Startup type is set to Automatic.
Now restart your computer and check if the error is fixed.
Option 3 – Try to change the File Sharing Connections setting
You can also try to change the File Sharing connections setting. All you have to do is go to Control Panel > Network and sharing center > Advanced sharing settings > File sharing connections. From there, you need to select “Enable file sharing for devices that use 40 or 56-bit encryption and check if it helps in fixing the problem. If not, undo the changes you’ve made and proceed to the next given option.
Option 4 – Try checking the Network Configuration
Checking the Network Configuration can also help you fix the error. Refer to the steps below to do so:
Right-click on the Wi-Fi connection or on the Ethernet connection icon located in the system tray.
Then select open Network and Internet Settings and then click on the “Change Adapter Options”.
After that, a new window will appear and from there, select the network connection that connects your computer to your network – this can either be a Wi-Fi connection or Ethernet connection.
Right-click on that connection and select Properties where you will see a list of items.
Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 or Internet Protocol Version 6 from those items according to your system requirement.
Then click on the Properties button.
Check if everything is now configured as to how it is supposed to be and then check if the error is resolved.
Option 5 – Try to reset Winsock, TCP/IP & Flush DNS
You might also want to try resetting Winsock, TCP/IP, and flushing DNS might help you resolve errors. To do so, follow these steps:
Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (administrator) so you can pull up an elevated Command Prompt.
After that, execute each one of the commands listed below. And after you typed in one after the other, you have to hit Enter.
netsh winsock reset – type in this command to reset Winsock
netsh int ip reset resettcpip.txt – type in this command to reset TCP/IP
ipconfig /flushdns – type in this command to flush the DNS cache
Next, restart your PC and check if the problem’s fixed.
Option 6 – Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter
Open the Search bar on your computer and type in “troubleshoot” to open the Troubleshoot settings.
Next, scroll down and select the “Network Adapter” option from the right pane.
Then click on the Run Troubleshooter” button.
After that, your computer will check for any possible errors and will pinpoint the root cause of the problem if possible.
If you are a person which spends a lot of time in front of the computer doing work, then you are aware of the importance of having a proper backup of your archive so if anything bad happens you will lose almost none of the work.
We can never tell when we might experience HDD failures or when we might be a victim of cyber attacks, natural disasters,s and other unpredictable circumstances where we could lose all of our data in a matter of minutes. Having a backup of our data is very important but sometimes we are too busy or not around and we miss that data backup we wanted to do, and if in this case disaster strikes we are out of luck and data is lost. To avoid such circumstances, you can set up automatic Windows Backups at a scheduled time. This way it will help to have the loss of important files and documents from unexpected hazards.
in order to create automatic backups of your files, you have several options, and below we will explore each one in hopes that you will find one that best suits your needs.
Create automatic file backup with OneDrive
This is probably the best way to do it because each time when you sign in OneDrive files get backed up right away, files are stored in the cloud and can be accessed on any device via a Microsoft account.
To get started, open the Settings app first.
Click on the Update & Security category
Select the Backup tab from the left pane.
Move to the right page and click on the Back up files button that is available under Back up files to OneDrive.
Select the folders you want to backup in the cloud, and remove those ones you don’t want to backup.
On the next page, click the Start backup button to start the procedure.
Create a backup using File History
File History is an inbuilt feature that allows users to create automatic file backup on Windows 10. File History allows the users to back up their files in an external or cloud drive at different intervals of time. To create automatic file backup using File History:
Press the ⊞ WINDOWS + I to open the Settings app.
Click on the Update & Security category and then select the Backup tab from the left pane.
Under the Back up using File History section, click on Add a drive button.
Now choose the drive to store the backup files. Windows will use this drive for File History.
Then turn on the toggle button under Automatically back up my files. This will back up your data to the drive automatically whenever you connect it to the system.
Below the toggle button, click on the “More options” link to set how frequently File History will back up.
Use the Keep my backups drop-down menu to get the option to configure the time for how long you want to keep your backups. By default, it will keep your backups forever.
Under the section Back up these folders, tap on the Add a folder button in order to add one more folder to the backup. Then click on the Add a folder button, under Exclude these folders. This will exclude the files that you don’t want to back up.
You can stop the drive from storing backup files to change the backup storage location. To do this, click the Stop using drive option under the Back up to a different drive category.
Backup using Windows backup & restore tool
Open Control Panel
Click on the System and Security option
Scroll down and select the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) button
Next click on the Set up backup button, available under the Back up or restore your files section
Under the Save backup on section, select the Backup Destination where you want your backup files to get stored
On the “Set up backup” page, Windows will ask you to choose the way to backup, check Let me choose checkbox, and then hit the Next button
Under the section Computer, select the files and folders you want to backup. Then uncheck the box next to the Include a system image of drives option, and then hit the Next button
Now click on the Change schedule link. Set the time and check the box beside Run backup on a schedule button
Click OK then select the Save settings and run backup option
There are some new generation motherboards for laptops and PCs that bring in support for both the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface or UEFI as well as the Basic Input Output System or BIOS. The main advantage of UEFI over the traditional BIOS is the fact that UEFI supports a hard drive that has a capacity of more than 2 terabytes. However, the disadvantage of UEFI is that it only supports the x64 Windows operating system versions and that the hard drive is supposed to use the GPT structure. So if your PC is compatible with and supports UEFI and you want to change from Legacy to UEFI, then you’ve come to the right place as this post will guide you on how you can exactly do that without having to reinstall it.
There are two ways to change Legacy to UEFI. You can convert MBR to GPT using either the built-in utilities in Windows or using the Recovery Environment. Before you proceed, make sure that your computer fulfills the following prerequisites:
Your PC’s motherboard should support both Legacy and UEFI.
Your PC should be running at least the 1703 Windows 10 version or newer on an MBR partition.
Once you’ve made sure that your computer covers the aforementioned prerequisites, refer to the given options below.
Option 1 – Convert MBR to GPT via Windows built-in utilities
In the Windows Search box, type “command prompt” and from the search results that appear, right-click on Command Prompt and select the “Run as administrator” option.
After that, execute this command: exe /convert /allowfullOS
Now, wait until the process is completed since you can track its process on your screen.
Once it’s done, go to Settings > Update & Security > Advanced Startup options and from there, click on Restart Now. This will restart your computer and give you advanced options.
Next, select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options where you will see further options including System Restore, Startup Repair, Go back to the previous version, Command Prompt, System Image Recovery, and UEFI Firmware Settings.
Now select the UEFI Firmware Settings. This will take you to the BIOS. Boot Mode is typically available under Boot > Boot Configuration. Once you’re there, set it to UEFI and then save the changes you’ve made. After that, your computer will restart.
Option 2 – Convert MBR to GPT via the Recovery Environment
When the message appears on your screen while running Windows Setup, you need to tap the Shift + F10 keys to open Command Prompt.
Make sure to run Command Prompt as admin and then execute this command: exe /convert
After that, wait until the process is completed. When it’s done, you have to go to the BIOS just like in the first given option above.
As mentioned, you can usually find the Boot Mode under Boot > Boot Configuration. Once you’re there, set it to UEFI.
Now save the changes made and exit as your computer will restart.
If you spend a large amount of time gaming or working on a computer gaming chair is a very important asset. One other thing that is mostly looked past but could help greatly is a good desk. A great chair accompanied by a great desk can make your long sitting sessions more pleasant and more healthy which is very important in the long run.
Hey, but it is only a desk, what is so special about having an expensive desk? Well truth to be told desk is just a desk and any kind of desk can serve the purpose of hosting a keyboard, mice, and screen. But a good desk will offer some other advantages that may not seem so important but they could mean a lot like adjusting desk height so it fits perfectly on your size and sitting position making long hours more pleasant and lower stress on hands sitting on it.
Advanced desk features
Bytezone might not be a company that will sound familiar to you, mostly because they manufacture gaming chairs and desks, now in the gaming chairs world there are a lot of competitors and Bytezone has managed to make a name for itself despite this fact. But they are more popular in their gaming and office modern-looking desk category.
The advanced desk is made from carbon steel and plastic combination, it is very durable and it weighs 27kg. Now that is not really light but it is not very heavy if we compare it to wood desks. The top layer of the table is made from easy-to-clean material and the desk comes with a large mouse and keyboard pad.
The table itself includes a cup holder, headphones bracket under the table and it has a cable management drawer in the back. The desk is sized 66x120x76 cm. Also for anyone interested desk itself comes also with RGB lights for that true gaming feel.
In case you don’t know, the .Net Framework is a programming infrastructure introduced by Microsoft. You will need it to run on lots of services and applications. Note that most of the applications that require the .Net Framework are packed with their installation files which is why it will be installed automatically on your computer when you install an application. However, there are instances when you’ll get an error message saying, “The .NET Framework 4.7 is not supported on this operating system” while trying to install the .NET Framework as a standalone service.
The very reason why this error message appears is stated in the error message itself. Although the .Net Framework is supported on Windows 10, it is not actually compatible with some other Windows 10 versions. So it is most likely that you are seeing this error message because the .Net Framework in your computer is not compatible with the Windows 10 version you are running. Since that’s the case, you need to update Windows 10 to fix the problem.
Updating your Windows 10 computer is the only solution you can try to fix this problem. Thus, it is advised that you check for Windows Updates even if you are now using the latest version of Windows 10. And since the issue is caused by an incompatible operating system version, once you install the exact version of Windows 10 required by the .Net Framework, the problem will be fixed. Simply follow the steps given below to do so.
Step 1: Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
Step 2: After that, type in “winver” in the field and tap Enter.
Step 3: Next, your Windows 10 version should be given in the new window that appears. Take note that the number after the Version which is in the second line is your version number of Windows 10. And that the number must be 1507 or 1709. The first two digits in these numbers are the year while the second two represent the month when the update was released. So if you are running a 1709 version, this means that the Windows 10 version you are using was released in September 2017.
Step 4: The next thing you have to do is to make sure that you have the Windows 10 version that’s compatible with the .Net Framework. To verify, you need to click here and click on the System Requirements.
After opening the link, take a look at the Supported Operating System section where it says, “Windows 10 Anniversary Update” and “Windows 10 Creators Update”. Since there are users who are not familiar with the version numbers related to both the Anniversary and Creators updates, refer to the list given below.
November Update (1511)
Anniversary Update (14393)
Creators Update (1703)
Fall Creators Update (1709)
Spring Creators Update (1803)
As you can see, the Creators Update has version 1703 while the Anniversary Update has version number 14393 so if you are using a version lower than the 14393 version then it’s no wonder you aren’t able to install the .Net Framework 4.7 on your Windows 10 PC. Now all that’s left to do is to update your Windows 10 version and make sure that you will be updating it to the latest version available and then try installing the .Net Framework again.
The New and upcoming HAF 700 Evo from Coller master is a beast of a case, but so is its price. The case itself is still not released but as sources say it will be soon, well at least we hope so. The price will be around $500 which is a little on the expensive side of things but the features it is bringing are very impressive.
HAF 700 EVO Size and its advantages
HAF stands for High Airflow and with this case, you are going to get it but first let us talk about other characteristics of the case. Firstly case is ATX full tower, pretty big going 24.64 x 11.45. x 26.22 inches in size but like all full tower cases it can hold all motherboard types including Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX. The large case size also lets you place a pretty big GPU, going to 19.29 inches (490 mm) in its length covering currently all available Graphic cards on market.
Being a very big computer case is not just placing motherboard and big GPU, there are other great advantages of it, firstly that you can go wild with your CPU cooler, going all the way to 6.5 inches in cooler height will satisfy all users and having 12x 2.5 or 3.5-inch internal bays will. And if even that is not enough you have 8 expansion slots available.
Inside HAF 700 EVO
Inside the casing you will also find 2 front fans with 200mm diameter, 2 rear fans sized 120mm, and 1 bottom fan of 120mm. You can also manually mount standard 120mm fans on top of the case for maximum airflow.
Front panel and outsides
The front side is filled with 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (5 Gbps), 1X USB Type-C (up to 10Gbps), 3.5mm both headphone and audio jack along with a reset switch. Also, the circle in the very front is a hi-resolution LCD customizable display, you know, just to add more flavor and personal touch to the case. Fron is also filled with glass panels emitting RGB light.
Of course, you must also have a Tempered Glass Side Panel and well weight of 53.57 pounds (24.3 kg), yup you read that correctly, beside its hefty price tag this cooler master beast also is pretty heavy. Granted all of the weight comes from the glass front panel it is still a little hard on moving and taking out of the box.
This is also the case where you will not need a single screwdriver, everything is made to be assembled with your hands alone pushing easy assembly into the front row.
So in the end what are my thoughts about this expensive and heavy PC case? Would I recommend it? The answer to that question could depend really on your budget, let us be really honest here if you can afford it, YES, wholeheartedly I would recommend the case, it is great, it feels great, it looks great and the airflow is amazing. However, if you are tight on a budget, there are other great cases with excellent airflow and you might want to skip this one.
Reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world and how Microsoft is opening doors to everyone in its new store Reddit took a logical step and made a Progressive web application and placed it in it.
Being a Progressive web app makes it more familiar and feels like a home experience using it for a lot of Reddit users.
Reddit itself has a large community and active topics discussions all the time about anything. Bringing it to Windows as an application is, in my opinion, a great move since as an application it is independent, more light-weighted, and offering some other advantages specifically tied to being a standalone windows application.
Everyone familiar with and using the Reddit website will feel right at home in this app and you can start using it right away.
The error code 0x8024a000 is related to Windows Update. You might see this error when you try to update Windows from the Microsoft site to use the latest and new features and technologies. A connection interruption between your computer and the Windows Update server may be the cause of this error. Operating system overload or corrupt registry may also cause this error. Check your modem, router, cable, etc. to be sure that these components are working well.
You are trying to update Windows and its components such as system driver. The process suddenly stops and shows the error code 0x8024a000.
Your PC frequently crashes with Error 0x8024A000 when running the same program.
Windows runs sluggishly and responds slowly to mouse or keyboard input.
You cannot connect to the Windows update server and the update will not start.
You may also receive the error message saying that some files could not be updated.
There may be various causes for this error. Some of which are:
No Internet connection
Windows operating system is overloaded with invalid system references
Corrupt download or incomplete installation of Windows Update software.
Faulty cable, router or modem
Windows update services are missing
The system is infected with malicious programs
Corrupted or deleted system registry files. PC registry errors occur over time because of constant writing, editing, moving, and deleting of information and files from your computer's registry time as programs are installed, modified, and removed.
Further Information and Manual Repair
We are going to discuss some easiest ways to fix up such issues and get your PC working so that you can install new updates.
Press the Windows button + W on your keyboard
In the search box type “troubleshooting”
In the troubleshooting box, select the View all tab
Run the troubleshooter for these services, and then try installing updates
Since most of the installation-related errors can be fixed by System File Checker
System File Checker is a very efficient way to fix errors. Most of the installation-related errors can be fixed by a System File Checker. To use this tool follow instructions below:
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you are using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner, move the pointer down, and then click Search. OR On the keyboard, press the Windows + W key. A search box will appear. Type cmd in the search box.
On the command prompt, type sfc/scannow
This will scan the system files and fix any error
Reboot the computer and try to install updates
In the command prompt type sfc/scannow.
This will scan the system files and fix any errors.
Reboot the computer and try to install updates.
Press Windows + R
A run dialog box will appear
type services.msc and press OK
Then in Services window, look for Background Intelligent Transfer Service. Click on it.
If it is the Services issue, then it will stop the service. Click on Start in the window below, and then click Apply and OK.
Reboot your machine and retry installing updates.
Click Start or open search box
Right-click on cmd in start menu and select ‘Run as Administrator’
Type net stop wuauserv
Type ren c:windowsSoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
Your PC is always accumulating junk files from normal web surfing and computer usage. If these junk files aren’t occasionally cleaned, it can cause Windows Update to respond slowly and display an error message 0x8024A000, possibly due to conflict with files or an overloaded hard drive. Cleaning up these temporary files will not only solve this problem, but it will also speed up PC performance. Follow the steps below to clean up this junk:
Type "command" in the search box and DO NOT hit ENTER yet!
While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER.
You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.
A black box will open with a blinking cursor.
Type "cleanmgr" and hit ENTER.
Disk Cleanup will begin calculating how much occupied space you can get back.
The Disk Cleanup dialog box will show a series of checkboxes to select. In most cases, the "Temporary Files" category will occupy the most disk space.
Check the boxes of the categories you want to clean and click OK.
If you do not possess the technical expertise required to accomplish this yourself or do not feel comfortable doing so, download and install a powerful automated tool to get the job done.
Internal Error 2324 occurs when you try to upgrade Firefox on your Windows 7 PC. The program fails to install and run successfully. The following error message is displayed:
‘The installer encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2324.’
This error may occur due to different reasons. These include:
Bad registry entries (cookies or traces of old version of Firefox program)
Other programs running on your PC during Firefox program installation
Installation was not performed from the Administrator account
To use the Firefox web browser successfully on your PC, you first need to resolve error 2324 on your system.
Further Information and Manual Repair
To repair error 2324, try the following methods:
Method 1 - Perform a Clean Reinstall.
This means to remove the Firefox program completely from your PC and then reinstall it. To do this, remove the Firefox installation folder saved in one of the locations by default:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
Now download the latest Firefox version on your PC and save the setup file on your computer. After that double click, the downloaded installation file and follow the steps illustrated in the wizard to install Firefox on your PC.
Sometimes Firefox installation may fail because of the interference from other programs running on your PC. Therefore, it is advisable to close all programs running in the background when upgrading the Firefox program.
You can also disable programs like Logitech QuickCam and Spybot Tea Timer. These are some of the many programs that are notorious for interfering with Firefox updates.
Method 3 - Scan for viruses to resolve.
Viruses are malicious programs that often enter computers through files downloads from unreliable websites and phishing emails. These programs then hide in your PC and infect it.
You may often experience problems during program installation if your PC is infected by viruses. To fix the issue and ensure smooth Firefox program installation on your system, simply run an antivirus.
Antivirus scans and detects all viruses in a few minutes. Upon detection, remove them right away to ensure your PC is free from such malicious programs. Now try updating Firefox on your system again. If it is updated smoothly, then the error is resolved.
The registry of your system stores all the activities performed on your PC. You may have uninstalled the old Firefox version from the Control Panel but the traces of the uninstalled program may still remain in the registry as bad entries.
These bad entries may be causing error 2324 to pop up on your PC. To resolve, you need to remove these entries from the registry. For quick removal, download Restoro.
It is a user-friendly PC Fixer with a registry cleaner that scans and removes all obsolete files stored in the registry such as incorrect registry keys, bad entries, cookies, and junk files.
Click here to download Restoro.