Resetting Your Graphics Driver on Windows 10/11 with a Simple Keyboard Shortcut

Have you ever experienced screen glitches, freezes, or other display issues while using Windows and wished you did not have to reboot to fix the issue? Fortunately, there’s a quick way to reset your graphics driver that may resolve these problems without the need to restart your PC.

In this blog post, I will show you how to do it:

  1. Ensure all your work is saved as this process has a (very small) potential to crash the computer.
  2. Hold down the ‘Control’ (Ctrl) and ‘Windows’ (Win) keys on your keyboard.
  3. While holding those keys (Ctrl + Win), press the ‘Shift’ key and the ‘B’ key simultaneously.
    1.  Control + Win + Shift + BWindows Keyboard Shortcut to Reset the Video Driver
  4. Once the screen goes blank, release all the keys.
  5. Wait for the screen to come back on and see if your issues have been solved.

That is all there is to it.

Please remember, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Some people may still require a reboot to resolve their issues, but this tutorial may save some people time rebooting when they did not need to.


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RPCS3 Settings Guide for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

This tutorial will show you which custom settings to use with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on the RPCS3 (PlayStation 3) emulator. These settings are what I personally use. As always, your results may vary.

Known Problems that I Experienced

  • FPS drop when shaders get compiled (nothing you can really do about that)
  • FPS drop when a lot of activity is on the screen (e.g., several enemies on the screen at once)
  • Texture pop-in
  • Texture flicker


  • Latest copy of RPCS3 (Download Page)
  • A copy of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune for use with the emulator.
  • A fairly beefy computer (for best performance; can work on slower computers).
  • A PlayStation controller (preferred) or an Xbox controller (connected via wired or wireless).

  • First off, add the game to RPCS3 to get started.

  • Now right-click on the game and select “Change Custom Configuration”.

  • Now we are at the configuration for the emulator’s CPU. Make sure your settings match what is shown in the screenshot.

  • Now click on the “GPU” tab and set your settings to what is shown in the following screenshot.

  • Click on the “Advanced” tab and set your settings to what is shown in the following screenshot.

  • Now click on the “Save custom configuration” button at the bottom of the configuration box.

  • Right-click on the game again and this time select “Change Custom Gamepad Configuration”.

  • Now set your controller input type.

  • Click the “Save” button.
  • Again, right-click on the game and select “Manage Game Patches”.

  • Select the game patches as shown in the screenshot. Your version of the game may show different patches in the list. However, the two patches you want to select should still be available.

That’s it! You will want to run the game to see if everything is in working order.



Posted in Computers, Software, Tips & Tutorials, Video Games

How to Restart the Windows File Sharing Service

This quick tutorial will show you how to restart the Windows file sharing service on your Windows desktop / server. This can be useful if you encounter issues sharing files on your computer, and cannot or do not want to reboot the system.

This tutorial is intended for Windows 10 / 11 and Windows Server 2016 or later. It assumes that you have already enabled and configured Windows file sharing on your computer.

  • Open the Start menu and type “services.msc” in the search box. Press Enter to open the Services window.Opened the start menu and typed in "services.msc". 
    • Alternatively, you may use the keyboard combination Win+R to open the Windows run box and type in “services.msc”.Opened the run box (using the key combination Win+R) and typed in "services.msc".
  • Locate the service named “Server” in the list of services.Located the "Server" service.
  • Right-click on the service and click “Restart”. This will stop and start the service again.Restarting the "Server" service.
  • Now you can verify if your issue has gone away. If not, then a reboot might be in order.

 That’s it! Hopefully someone will find this tutorial useful.

Posted in Computers, Internet and Servers, Operating Systems, Software, Tips & Tutorials

Merry Christmas 2023!

Merry Christmas 2023


Luke 2:8-20    New American Standard Bible (NASB)

8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

15 When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.”16 So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. 17 When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.

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