You can’t tune a car with your computer when you get errors

I wanted to do a quick post here to explain to everyone about how frustrating it is when you need to use your computer to tune a car (or do anything else on your computer) and it spits errors at you! Luckily for me, one of my buddies who’s really into cars is always great with computers and helped me through the steps. Without him, I don’t know what I would have done, and I may have needed to get a new computer because this garbage was so annoying and frustrating.

If you’re wondering what was happening, it started pretty tame, and then I started getting these blue screen windows. At that point, I knew it was serious and had to be taken care of the right way instead of me just unplugging it like I had been!

What my buddy taught me during this whole ordeal is that your computer needs to be restarted frequently, updated often, and scanned occasionally. If you do not restart your system, it cannot properly flush some of the memory. Likewise, it cannot update any new software updates. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, you need to run scans every now and then. Not only do these let you know if you have some nasty stuff on your computer, but it can prevent that stuff from happening or spreading in the first place. Everyone I talk to strongly recommends this!

So, here’s a little about what happened to me… and maybe it won’t happen to you too!

What is this stupid dwm.exe file and why am I getting errors?!

That’s what I kept saying, and the error message was with the dwm executable process. After a short bit of searching (I have cars to work on, no time for this computer stuff), I discovered it’s what lets me see what’s going on, specifically with my Windows desktop. What I didn’t know at the time is how important this is and how little you’ll actually be able to use your computer if this file is corrupt or damaged. Anyways, I ran multiple scans, cleaned it up, and thanks to this site (, I don’t have to worry about this one now.

Next up was some stupid error I was getting thanks to downloading a weather toolbar. I would definitely not tell anyone to download those things anymore. Most of them have tons of junk that comes with them. Plus, you can get the weather quickly and easily on your phone or from any other weather site online. Just do it that way!

The more annoying error was with the rundll32.exe file. When this happened I thought for sure I had a virus. This was nasty and the rundll32 process is largely associated with a lot of other processes and files on your computer. It’s super vital for it to be running smoothly. When I first got the rundll32.exe error, I didn’t think much of it. However, when it kept happening, I had my buddy do a full system clean on my computer and now it seems to be working like I want it to.

The best news is that everything is working smoothly now. It works for me and my buddy – now I can tune his car!

Welcome to the new HCI Magazine

Hello everyone! I just wanted to welcome you to the new design and website for HCI Magazine. We’re in the process of re-branding and are setting up a new and improved website to have some cool new features and content. Please stay tuned while we’re making the changes over the next little bit.

While we’re definitely primarily focused on cars, we’re going to have some content about other technology (like computers) as well.

If you have any questions or thoughts for new content, please let us know!