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Device Class GUIDs for Most Common Types of Hardware
Finding the GUID for a device is useful when tracking down driver information in the Windows Registry. See this table of GUIDs for popular types of hardware.

How To View a Device's Status in Device Manager
Here are tutorials on viewing a hardware device's status in Device Manager in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

How Do I Enable a Device in Device Manager in Windows?
Here are detailed instructions for enabling a device in Device Manager in Windows 7, Vista, and XP. A device must first be enabled before it can be used.

How To Fix Problems That Occur During the POST
There are several reasons a computer might freeze or produce errors during the POST. If you turn on your computer but it promptly hangs, give this a try...

How To Fix a Computer That Turns On and Then Off
A hardware issue or short is a likely cause of these types of issues. If you turn on your computer and it promptly turns itself off, give this a try...

How To Test a Computer Monitor That Isn't Working
Testing a monitor is an easy computer hardware troubleshooting task. Follow these steps to test a monitor that won't display anything or might be dead.

How To Troubleshoot an Error in a URL
Did you type a URL into your browser and find that it doesn't load? You may have the wrong URL or you may have just typed it incorrectly.

CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD Review [1500VA 900W UPS]
The CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD UPS is simply the best consumer-grade battery backup for high performance PCs.

How To Clean A Flat Screen TV or Computer (LCD or LED)
How to safely clean your flat screen monitor or TV. LCD, LED, and other flat screens require special care when cleaning to prevent permanent damage.

How To Clear the Cache in Firefox [Easy, 3 Minutes]
Easy instructions on how to clear the cache in Firefox. Clearing the cache in Firefox is a good troubleshooting step when pages won't load.

Liebert PSA1500MT3-120U Review
The best thing about Liebert PSA1500MT3-120U UPS? The manual. I'm not kidding. The PSA1500MT3-120U itself is great for first-time battery backup owners.

How Do I Find a Driver's Version Number?
Find a driver's version number in Windows 7, Vista, or XP with these easy steps. A version number is useful when updating or troubleshooting a faulty driver.

How To Fix Mfc110u.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for mfc110u.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download mfc110u.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Vcomp100.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for vcomp100.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download vcomp100.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Disable IE in Windows XP via the SPA&D Utility
Removing Internet Explorer completely from Windows XP isn't a good idea, but you can disable IE using a utility available in Control Panel.

How to Delete the UpperFilters & LowerFilters Values
Detailed instructions on deleting the UpperFilters and LowerFilters values in the Windows Registry, a solution to many Device Manager error codes.

How To Fix Mfc110.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for mfc110.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download mfc110.dll, fix the problem the right way.

What Version of Flash Do I Have?
Don't know what version of Flash you have? You might need to know to troubleshoot or fix certain types of web browsing problems. Here's how to tell...

How To Fix Code 19 Errors in Windows
How to fix a 'Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)' error.

How To Fix Code 28 Errors in Windows
How to fix a 'The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)' error in Windows. Code 28 errors are most often caused by missing drivers.

How To Fix Code 31 Errors in Windows
How to fix a 'This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)' error in Windows.

How To Fix Code 39 Errors in Windows
How to fix a 'Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)' error, often caused by missing drivers.

How To Fix Microsoft.directx.directdraw.dll Errors
Microsoft.directx.directdraw.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download microsoft.directx.directdraw.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Microsoft.directx.directinput.dll Errors
Microsoft.directx.directinput.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download microsoft.directx.directinput.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Microsoft.directx.directsound.dll Errors
Microsoft.directx.directsound.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download microsoft.directx.directsound.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix X3daudio1_7.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
X3daudio1_7.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download x3daudio1_7.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix D3d11.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for d3d11.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download d3d11.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Mfc90.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for mfc90.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download mfc90.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix BOOTMGR is Missing [Windows 10, 8, 7, & Vista]
How to fix the BOOTMGR is Missing and Couldn't Find BOOTMGR errors that sometimes appear during startup on a Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista computer.

How To Fix D3dcompiler_42.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dcompiler_42.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dcompiler_42.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix D3dx11_42.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx11_42.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx11_42.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Microsoft.directx.direct3d.dll Errors
Microsoft.directx.direct3d.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download microsoft.directx.direct3d.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Microsoft.directx.directplay.dll Errors
Microsoft.directx.directplay.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download microsoft.directx.directplay.dll, fix the problem the right way.

What is Accelerated Graphics Port? (AGP Definition)
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) is a computer video card standard. AGP has been replaced by PCIe as the accepted standard for internal video expansion.

How To Fix D3dx10_43.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx10_43.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx10_43.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix D3dx11_43.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx11_43.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx11_43.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Xapofx1_5.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
Xapofx1_5.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download xapofx1_5.dll, fix the problem the right way.

What is a Version Number & Why Are They Used?
A version number is a unique set of numbers given to each release of a program, file, hardware model, firmware, or driver. Here's more...

What is Secure Erase & How Does it Wipe a Drive?
Secure Erase is a set of firmware commands available on PATA and SATA drives. Secure Erase commands are used to completely erase data on a hard drive.

NAVSO P-5239-26 Data Wipe Method [US Navy Standard]
The NAVSO P-5239-26 data sanitization method is a software-based data wiping standard originally defined by the US Navy.

GOST R 50739-95 Data Sanitization Method (GOST p50739-95)
The GOST R 50739-95 data sanitization method is a software based data wiping method inspired by a Russian IT standards document published in 1996.

What is the Gutmann Method? (Data Sanitization Method)
The Gutmann method is a 31-pass, software based data sanitization method developed by Peter Gutmann.

How To Restore Hal.dll From the Windows XP CD
How to restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP setup disc, one of several possible solutions to hal.dll errors in Windows XP.

Am I Running a 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Windows?
Knowing if Windows is a 32-bit or 64-bit version is very important when installing some software and when choosing drivers to install for your hardware.

How to Move the IE Temporary Internet Files Folder to Default Location in Windows XP
The Temporary Internet Files folder in IE should be in a particular folder and moving the folder from here can cause issues. Here's how to fix it.

How To Locate & Recover Data From Bad Sectors
Bad sectors due to a failing hard drive can cause damage that prevents your computer from starting. Use chkdsk to recover data from bad sectors from within Recovery Console.

How To Disable the Windows Firewall in Windows XP
Here's how to disable the Windows Firewall in Windows XP. Disabling the firewall is sometimes necessary to solve certain problems.

How To Restore NTLDR and Ntdetect.com [Easy, 10-15 Min]
Instructions on restoring NTLDR and Ntdetect.com from the Windows XP CD. Missing or corrupted versions of these files can cause serious problems.

How To Properly Reinstall a Program in Windows XP
Here's how to properly reinstall a software program in Windows XP. Often times, simply reinstalling a program can fix certain kinds of issues.

How To Rename the NLSPATH System Variable in Windows XP
The NLSPATH system variable has been known to cause problems like the ntdll.dll error. Renaming the NLSPATH variable can resolve this specific issue.

How To Repair or Replace Boot.ini in Windows XP [Easy]
Easy instructions on repairing or replacing the boot.ini file in Windows XP. Issues with boot.ini can prevent Windows XP from starting properly.

How To Repair the Master Boot Record In Windows XP
Easy to follow instructions on how to repair the master boot record in Windows XP using the fixmbr command from Recovery Console.

How To Repair Damaged or Corrupted Thumbs.db Files
Some kernel32.dll errors are caused by corrupted or damaged thumbs.db files. Here's how to fix the problem in Windows XP.

How To Fix a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
A BSOD might be caused by hardware or software so troubleshooting is important. Here's how to fix a Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP.

DLL File Locations in the DirectX Redistributable Download
A alphabetical listing of DLL files included in the DirectX Redist download from Microsoft including the CAB file that the DLL is located in.

How To Enter the BIOS Setup Utility on Most Computers
Enter BIOS with these steps. Access BIOS to make hardware configuration changes, set boot order, reset BIOS passwords, change BIOS settings, and more.

How To Adjust the Colors Display Setting in Windows Vista
Here's how to quickly adjust the colors display setting in Windows Vista, which may be necessary to resolve color issues on monitors and other output devices like projectors.

How To Repair Corrupted Password List Files (PWL Files)
Instructions on repairing corrupted or damaged password list files. Damaged PWL files can cause simple logon problems or serious kernel32.dll errors.

How To Degauss a Traditional CRT Computer Monitor
Have an older, CRT style monitor with color issues, especially around the edges? You probably need to degauss the monitor. Here's how to do it.

How To Delete Internet Explorer 7 ActiveX Controls
Here's how to delete Internet Explorer 7 ActiveX Controls. ActiveX Controls can sometimes stop IE7 from working.

How To Selectively Disable Internet Explorer 7 Add-ons
Here's a how-to guide for disabling single Internet Explorer 7 add-ons. This is an important troubleshooting step when identifying faulty add-ons.

How To Fix DLL Errors (DLL Not Found and Missing DLL)
The only way to permanently fix DLL errors is by fixing the underlying cause of the issue, not by downloading DLL files. Here's how to do it.

What is PCI Express? (Definition of PCIe/PCI-E)
PCI Express (PCIe) is a computer expansion card standard and is used most often for video cards. PCIe is intended as a replacement to PCI.

What is Windows Hardware Quality Labs? (WHQL Defined)
Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing verifies that a product works properly with Windows. Drivers are often WHQL tested. Here's more...

What is the Power User Menu? (WIN+X Menu Definition)
The Power User Menu is a quick-access pop-up menu for tools like Command Prompt, Control Panel, and more, in Windows 10 & 8. Here's more...

What Is the Default Password For Windows XP?
Sorry, there's no default password for Windows XP, even for the Administrator account, but there are ways to accomplish what you're after without one.

How To Find the Administrator Password in Windows XP
The Windows XP administrator password is the one used to access the Administrator account. Here are several ways to find your Windows XP admin password.

How To Copy a File in Windows XP
Follow these steps to copy a file from one location to another in Windows XP. You might copy a file in Windows XP to replace a damaged one, back it up, etc.

How To Disable a Device in Device Manager in Windows XP
Here's a step-by-step guide to disable a device in Windows XP using Device Manager. Disable a device if you suspect it's causing issues.

How To Disable Error Reporting in Windows XP
Learn how to disable error reporting in Windows XP. You may want to disable error reporting to stop the annoying prompts or to conserve privacy.

How To Enable a Device in Device Manager in Windows XP
Here are detailed instructions for enabling a device in XP using Device Manager. A device must first be enabled before it can be used.

How To Hide Hidden Files and Folders in Windows XP
A tutorial on how to hide hidden files in Windows XP. Keeping files marked as hidden away from view is safe and makes working in Windows XP easier.

How To Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows XP
How to configure Windows XP to show hidden files and folders. You may need to view hidden files and folders to troubleshoot certain problems.

How To Tell if You Have Windows XP 64-bit or 32-bit
Here's how to figure out if you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows XP. You need to know so you install the right drivers and software.

How To Disable Error Reporting in Windows 7
Here are the necessary steps to take to disable error reporting in Windows 7. You may want to disable error reporting to stop the annoying prompts.

How To Hide Hidden Files in Windows 7 [Easy, 3 Minutes]
Hide hidden files in Windows 7 with these easy steps. Having hidden files viewable in Windows 7 isn't necessary and can get really annoying.

How To Show Hidden Files in Windows 7 [Easy, 3 Minutes]
Detailed instructions on configuring Windows 7 to show hidden files and hidden folders. Neither are visible by default in Windows 7.

How To Find the Administrator Password in Windows 7
A list of ways to find the Windows 7 administrator password. An admin password in Windows 7 is the one needed to access some advanced areas in Windows.

How To Install a Windows 7 Gadget
Instructions on how to install a Windows 7 gadget. Gadgets are small programs that run on the Windows 7 desktop.

How To Find What Windows 7 Service Pack is Installed
Detailed instructions on how to find out what Windows 7 service pack you have installed on your computer.

Active Password Changer Professional v5.0 Review
Active Password Changer Professional is a well designed premium Windows password recovery tool. Here's my review of the program.

CPU Meter Gadget Review
The CPU Meter gadget is probably my favorite overall resource monitoring gadget for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

System Control A1 Gadget Review
The System Control A1 Windows 7 gadget is sleek, fast, and supports monitoring of a massive 8 CPU cores!

Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor Gadget Review
The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor gadget is probably one of the most unique Windows 7 gadgets out there. You have to at least try it.

How To Manually Test a Power Supply With a Multimeter
Detailed instructions on testing a computer power supply using a multimeter. Follow these steps exactly to determine if your PSU is working properly.

How To Use a Power Supply Tester to Test a PSU
Complete instructions on testing a power supply unit in a computer using a power supply tester, a small device designed to safely test a PSU.

Windows Password Recovery Programs FAQ
My popular Windows password recovery lists generate a lot of questions. Find answers to common Windows password recovery questions here.

How Do I Replace the Memory (RAM) in my Computer?
You'll need to replace memory after a failure or to increase RAM. Here's how to replace memory in a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer.

What Is the Default Password For Windows 7?
A Windows 7 default password probably sounds great but there's no such thing. There are, however, lots of ways to accomplish the same thing you're after...

I Forgot My Windows 7 Password! How Do I Get Back In?
Try not to panic if you forgot your Windows 7 password. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to overcome a forgotten password.

How To Find What Windows Vista Service Pack is Installed
Detailed instructions on determining the Windows Vista service pack you have installed.

How To Use System Restore (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
How to use System Restore in Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, or XP. System Restore will 'undo' changes to important areas of the operating system.

How Do I Change My Password in Windows?
Change your Windows password to better secure your files. Here's how to change the password under any version of Windows.

How To Format C From a System Repair Disc
One way to format C is by using the format command from the Command Prompt, accessible from outside of Windows via a System Repair Disc.

How To Format C From Recovery Console
Here's a method to format the C drive from the Recovery Console, available by booting to your Windows XP or Windows 2000 disc.

How To Use the Format Command to Write Zeros to a Hard Drive
One easy way to write zeros to a hard drive is to format the drive in a special way using the format command from the Command Prompt.

How Do I Find the Windows Administrator Password?
Links to instructions on finding the administrator/admin password in Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

How Do I Auto Login to Windows?
Configuring Windows to auto login is easy. If security isn't a concern, you can set up Windows to automatically logon to your account in just a few steps.

How Do I Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure?
Some serious system errors will restart a Windows PC automatically. Here's how to disable automatic restart on system failure so you can troubleshoot the error.

How Do I Install a Windows Gadget?
Links to instructions for installing gadgets in different versions of Windows.

How Do I Create a Windows Password Reset Disk?
A password reset disk (or flash drive) lets you reset your forgotten password in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP.

How To Open Disk Management (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
Disk Management is used to format and make other drive changes in Windows. Here's how to open Disk Management in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

How To Partition a Hard Drive (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
A detailed tutorial on how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, and XP. You have to partition a drive prior to formatting.

How To Change a Drive Letter (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
Here's how to change drive letters in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP. You can change the letter for any drive... except the one Windows is installed on.

How Do I Disable Error Reporting in Windows?
Here's how to disable Windows error reporting. Disable error reporting to stop Windows from sending information to Microsoft about errors on your computer.

How Do I Hide Hidden Files and Folders in Windows?
Hidden files are normally hidden from view in Windows. If they're not on your PC, you can hide them by making a simple change from Control Panel.

How Do I Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows?
You must configure Windows to show hidden files and folders because they're hidden from view by default. Show hidden files and folders with these easy steps.

How Do I Create a Password in Windows?
Create a password in Windows to secure your files. Here's an easy guide for creating a password for any version of Windows.

How Do I Remove My Windows Password?
Here's how to remove the password to your Windows account easily from Control Panel. Remove a Windows password so you no longer have to log on when the computer starts.

What Is the Default Windows Password?
A default Windows password would be very useful for times when you forget your password or when you need a password to access special areas of Windows.

What Windows Service Pack Do I Have Installed?
Links to Windows operating system specific instructions on how to determine the service pack that's installed.

How To Boot From a CD, DVD, or BD Disc [Easy, 5 Min]
Detailed instructions on how to make your computer boot from a CD, DVD, or BD disc. You may need to boot from a disc to install Windows, run live CDs, etc.

How To Change Your Windows Vista Password
Here's how to change your Windows Vista password. This is a good habit to keep your PC secure, but may also be used if you keep forgetting your current one.

How To Change Your Windows XP Password
Easy to follow tutorial on how to change your Windows XP password. Keep your computer secure by regularly changing your Windows XP password.

How To Remove Your Windows XP Password [Easy, 5 Min]
Here's how to remove your Windows XP password, allowing full access to your Windows XP computer without entering a password at the login screen.

How To Disable Automatic Restart in Windows XP
Read this guide to disable the Automatic Restart feature in Windows XP. System crashes that cause a BSOD or other error will automatically restart the PC.

How To Find the Windows Vista Product Key [Easy, 5 Min]
You need your Windows Vista product key to reinstall the operating system. If you've lost your key code, but Vista is still installed, here's what to do.

How To Find the Windows XP Product Key [Easy, 5 Min]
Lost your Windows XP product key? Follow these easy instructions to find your Windows XP CD key from within Windows!

How To Fake a Blue Screen of Death
Did you know that you can fake your own Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows? It's a real BSOD, but don't worry - it's completely harmless.

How To Find What Windows XP Service Pack is Installed
Detailed instructions on finding out what Windows XP service pack you have installed on your computer.

How To Request a New Windows Product Key [Easy, $10]
Need a new Windows product key? If you've lost or can't read your product key, you may be able to get a new one from Microsoft for only $10.

How To Change the Windows Vista Product Key
An easy tutorial on how to change your Windows Vista product key. Change your Windows Vista key using a feature available in Vista within the Control Panel.

What Is the Default Password For Windows Vista?
A default Windows Vista password would be very useful for times when you forget your password or when you need a password to access special areas of Windows.

I Forgot My Windows Vista Password! What Can I Do?
The world is not over if you forgot your Windows Vista password. Here are several things to try, from sparking your memory to hacking your PC.

Why is There a Red X in Device Manager?
See a small red x next to a hardware device in Device Manager? You may have made a change that resulted in that red x or there may actually be a problem.

What is an IP Address & Why Does Everything Need One?
An IP address is a unique, identifying number for a piece of hardware within a network. IP address stands for Internet Protocol address.

Frequently Asked Questions About Default Passwords
Answers to common questions about default passwords and my lists of them, including why they exist, what the most common default password is, and more.

Where To Find Software Serials, Keys, & Install Codes
Serial keys, usually called product keys, are needed to install payed-for software. Learn how to find serial keys legally with a product key finder.

I Forgot My Windows XP Password! Can I Do Anything About It?
Forgot your Windows XP password? Don't worry, here are several things to try to get back that forgotten password, including hacking into your own computer.

XXN File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XXN file is a Dimenzo Text Editor file. Learn how to open an .XXN file or convert an XXN file to another file format.

What Is the Proper Way to Reinstall a Software Program?
To reinstall a program, you must first uninstall and then reinstalling it. Simply deleting shortcuts or folders won't do. Here's how to do it in Windows.

How Do I Start Windows in Safe Mode?
Tutorials on starting Windows in Safe Mode. These are specific walkthroughs for accessing Safe Mode in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

How To Check For & Install Windows Updates
Windows updates are often installed automatically on Patch Tuesday but you can check for and install updates yourself. Here's how to do it...

How Do I Reinstall Windows XP Without Reformatting?
It's not always possible to reformat your hard drive prior to reinstalling Windows XP. Here are instructions on reinstalling XP without a format.

Is a Keygen a Good Way to Generate a Product Key?
A key generator, often called a keygen, is a program that generates working product keys for installing software. Here's more on keygens...

XSLT File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XSLT file is an Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations file. Learn how to open an .XSLT file or convert an XSLT file to another file format.

XTM File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XTM file is a CmapTools Exported Topic Map file. Learn how to open an .XTM file or convert an XTM file to another file format.

XV File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XV file is a Khoros Visualization Image file. Learn how to open an .XV file or convert an XV file to another file format.

XLSX File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLSX file is an Microsoft Excel Open XML Format Spreadsheet file. Learn how to open an .XLSX file or convert an XLSX file to another file format.

XLTX File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLTX file is an Excel Template file. Learn how to open an .XLTX file or convert an XLTX file to another file format.

XLB File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLB file is an Excel Toolbars file. Learn how to open an .XLB file or convert an XLB file to another file format.

XLL File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLL file is an Excel Add-in file. Learn how to open an .XLL file or build an XLL file for MS Excel.

How To Fix Audiosrv.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for audiosrv.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download audiosrv.dll, fix the problem the right way.

XLX File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLX file is an Xcelsius Crystal Reports file. Learn how to open an .XLX file or convert an XLX file to another file format.

XML File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XML file is an Extensible Markup Language file. Learn how to open an .XML file or convert an XML file to, or from, other formats like JSON, etc.

SCV File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An SCV file is a ScanVec CASmate file but could be a rare video file. Learn how to open an .SCV file or convert an SCV file to another file format.

SEARCH-MS File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A SEARCH-MS file is a Windows Vista Index Search Data file. Learn how to open the .SEARCH-MS file or convert a SEARCH-MS file to another file format.

SFZ File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An SFZ file is a SoundFont Compressed file. Learn how to open an .SFZ file or convert an SFZ file to another file format.

SGN File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An SGN file is a Sierra Print Artist Sign file. Learn how to open an .SGN file or convert an SGN file to another file format.

DICOM Files (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DICOM file is a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine Format Bitmap file. Learn how to open a DICOM file or convert one to JPEG or another format.

DIFF File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DIFF file is a Difference file. Learn how to open a .DIFF file, why software developers use them, and more information on what they contain.

DIZ File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DIZ file is a Description In Zip file. Learn how to open a .DIZ file or convert a DIZ file to another file format.

CV File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A CV file is probably a Corel Versions file, but could be a Microsoft CodeView file. Learn how to open a .CV file or convert one to another file format.

CVX File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A CVX file is a Canvas Versions 6, 7, 8, 9 Graphic file. Learn how to open a .CVX file or convert a CVX file to another file format.

CSR File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A CSR file is a Certificate Signing Request file. Learn how to open a .CSR file or convert a CSR file to another file format.

ALP File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ALP file is an AnyLogic Project file. Learn how to open an .ALP file or convert an ALP file to another file format.

ANB File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ANB file is an Analyst's Notebook Analytical Chart file. Learn how to open an .ANB file or convert an ANB file to another file format.

ANNOT File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ANNOT file is an Adobe Digital Editions Annotations file. Learn how to open an .ANNOT file or convert an ANNOT file to another file format.

AFI File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An AFI file is an AOMEI Backupper file. Learn how to open an .AFI file or convert an AFI file to another file format.

XFDF File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XFDF file is an Acrobat Forms Document file. Learn how to open an .XFDF file or convert an XFDF file to another file format.

MP4 File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MP4 file is an MPEG-4 Video file. Learn how to open an .MP4 file or convert an MP4 file to another file format like MP3, AVI, etc.

SZN File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An SZN file is a HiCAD 3D CAD file. Learn how to open an .SZN file or convert an SZN file to another file format.

HPGL File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An HPGL file is a HP Graphics Language file. Learn how to open an .HPGL file or convert an HPGL file to another file format like DXF or PDF.

HTACCESS File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An HTACCESS file is an Apache Access Configuration file. Learn how to open an .HTACCESS file or convert an HTACCESS file to another file format.

HTC File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An HTC file is a HTML Component file. Learn how to open an .HTC file or convert an HTC file to another file format.

HTM & HTML Files (What They Are & How To Open Them)
An HTM or HTML file is a Hypertext Markup Language file. Learn how to open .HTM and .HTML files or convert one to another file format like PDF, etc.

MOBI File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A MOBI file is a Mobipocket eBook file. Learn how to open a .MOBI file or convert a MOBI file to another file format like EPUB or PDF.

MOGG File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MOGG file is a Multitrack Ogg file. Learn how to open an .MOGG file or convert an MOGG file to another file format.

EX_ File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An EX_ file is a Compressed EXE file. Learn how to open an .EX_ file or convert/decompress an EX_ file to another file format like EXE.

FH10 & FH11 Files (What They Are & How To Open Them)
FH10 & FH11 files are Freehand Drawing files. Learn how to open an FH10/FH11 file or convert one to another file format like EPS, JPG, PDF, etc.

FLAC File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A FLAC file is a Free Lossless Audio Codec file. Learn how to open a .FLAC file or convert a FLAC file to another file format like MP3, WAV, etc.

HDMP File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An HDMP file is a WinXP Trouble Report file. Learn how to open an .HDMP file or convert an HDMP file to another file format.

EPC File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An EPC file is a Jill Game file. Learn how to open an .EPC file or convert an EPC file to another file format.

EXD File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An EXD file is a Control Information Cache file. Learn how to open an .EXD file or convert an EXD file to another file format.

How to Find Product Keys and Serial Numbers Using Keyfinder Thing
Here's a complete guide to finding Windows product keys using the Keyfinder Thing key finder program.

Run the Keyfinder Thing Program (Step 5)
Step 5: Double-click on the file called KeyfinderThing3 file to run Keyfinder Thing. This file will be located wherever you extracted the Keyfinder Thing ZIP file to.

View Your Product Keys and Serial Numbers (Step 6)
Step 6: Keyfinder Thing will immediately find and display the product key to your Windows operating system installation.

Document Your Found Product Keys and Serial Numbers (Step 7)
Step 7: You can now copy, print, or save the Windows product key and serial number for safe keeping!

How to Find Windows Product Keys Using Winkeyfinder
Here's a complete guide to finding Windows product keys using the Winkeyfinder key finder program.

View Your Windows Product Key (Step 6)
Step 6: Winkeyfinder will now immediately find and display the product key to your Windows operating system installation.

Document Your Found Product Keys (Step 7)
Step 7: You can now copy, print, or save the Windows product key for safe keeping!

Run the Winkeyfinder Program (Step 5)
Step 5: Double-click on the file called WinKeyFinder173_RC2 to run Winkeyfinder. This file will be located wherever you extracted the Winkeyfinder ZIP file to.

3 Commercial Windows Password Recovery Tools
While I always recommend trying out the free programs first, here's a list of some of the better commercial password recovery tools out there.

How To Fix D3dx10_42.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx10_42.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx10_42.dll, fix the problem the right way.

3 Free Document Converter Software Programs
A document converter program converts one kind of document file into another. Here's a list of the best completely free document converter software tools.

How To Perform a Lamp Test to Verify Power
If you don't have a multimeter, you can use a lamp or other simple device to test for good power from an outlet. Here's how to do it.

BC! File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A BC! file is a BitComet or BitLord Incomplete Download file. Learn how to open a .BC! file or convert a BC! file to another file format.

BIBTEX File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A BIBTEX file is a BibTeX Document file. Learn how to open a .BIBTEX file or convert a BIBTEX file to another file format.

BOOT File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A BOOT file is an InstallShield file. Learn how to open a .BOOT file or convert a BOOT file to another file format.

BRL File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A BRL file is either a MicroBraille file or a Ballistic Research Laboratory CAD file. See how to open or convert a BRL file to another file format.

BSA File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A BSA file is a Bethesda Software Archive file used by some video games. Learn how to open a .BSA file or convert a BSA file to another file format.

CDDA File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A CDDA file is an CD Digital Audio file. Learn how to open a .CDDA file or convert a CDDA file to another file format like MP3 or WAV.

ASPX File (What It Is & How to Open One)
An ASPX file is an ASP.NET Source file. Learn how to open an ASPX file or convert an .ASPX file to another file format.

AVE File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An AVE file might be an Avigilon Video file or an ArcView Avenue Script file. Learn how to open an .AVE file or convert an AVE file to another format.

AVI File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An AVI file is an Audio Video Interleave file. Learn how to open an .AVI file or convert an AVI file to another file format like MP4, MOV, etc.

DDL File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DDL file is an SQL Data Definition Language file. Learn how to open a .DDL file or convert a DDL file to another file format.

Wait While Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is Installed (Step 10 of 13)
Step 10: Wait while the installation of Magical Jelly Bean Kefinder completes.

Click Install to Begin Installing Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (Step 9 of 13)
Step 9: Click the Install button.

Deselect Option to Install Google Toolbar (Step 8 of 13)
Step 8: Choose not to install Google Toolbar and then click the Next button.

View Your Product Keys and Serial Numbers (Step 12 of 13)
Step 12: View the product keys and serial numbers found by Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder.

Save Your Product Keys and Serial Numbers (Step 13)
Step 13: Save the found product keys and serial numbers.

Start Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (Step 11 of 13)
Step 11: Click the Finish button to end the installation process and start Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder.

How To Install a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Installing a wireless keyboard and mouse couldn't be more simple. This is a quick installation with no tools required.

Setup the Keyboard & Mouse (Step 2)
Step 2: Setup the wireless keyboard and mouse on you desk where they are most comfortable to use.

Position the Wireless Receiver (Step 3)
Step 3: Position the wireless receiver unit somewhere on your desk, usually withing a few feet of the keyboard and mouse.

Install the Software (Step 4)
Step 4: Install the software that came with the wireless keyboard and mouse.

Connect the Receiver to the Computer (Step 5)
Step 5: Connect the receiver to the computer using a free USB port.

Test the New Keyboard & Mouse (Step 6)
Step 6: Test to make sure your newly installed wireless keyboard and mouse are working properly.

How To Find Product Keys Using Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
A complete tutorial on using Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to find product keys and serial numbers for Windows and other software.

How To Open a Desktop Computer Case
A complete walk-through, including screenshots, on how to open a desktop computer case. You have to open the computer case to work inside the PC.

Unplug the Power Cable (Step 2)
Step 2: Unplug the power supply cable from the back of the computer.

Remove the Side Panel Retaining Screws (Step 4)
Step 4: Remove the screws on the outside of the computer so the panels can be removed.

Remove the Case Side Panel (Step 5)
Step 5: Remove the side panels on the computer case.

Select the Operating System to Start (Step 3 of 7)
Step 3: Choose the correct Windows operating system from the list, if you see one.

How To Boot to Windows XP Safe Mode With Command Prompt
A complete tutorial on starting in Windows XP Safe Mode with Command Prompt. This Safe Mode option is helpful when other Safe Mode options won't work.

Choose Windows XP Safe Mode with Command Prompt (Step 2 of 5)
Step 2: Choose the Choose Windows XP Safe Mode with Command Prompt option from the list.

Select the Operating System to Start (Step 3 of 5)
Step 3: Choose the operating system you want to start and then press the Enter key.

Choose an Administrator Account (Step 4 of 5)
Step 4: Select the Administrator account, or any other account with admin privileges.

Make Necessary Changes in Windows XP Safe Mode With Command Prompt (Step 5 of 5)
Step 5: Do whatever diagnostics or other tasks you need to accomplish in Safe Mode w/ Command Prompt and then reboot.

How To Start Windows XP in Safe Mode [Easy, 5 Minutes]
You can start Windows XP in Safe Mode to help solve startup problems. Here's a complete tutorial on starting in Safe Mode in Windows XP.

Choose a Windows XP Safe Mode Option (Step 2 of 7)
Step 2: Choose a Safe Mode option from the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen and then press ENTER.

Wait for Windows XP Files to Load (Step 4 of 7)
Step 4: Wait while the list of files being loaded streams down the screen.

Login With an Administrator Account (Step 5 of 7)
Step 5: Log in to Windows XP using the Administrator account, or another account with administrator privileges.

Proceed to Windows XP Safe Mode (Step 6 of 7)
Step 6: Click Yes to the dialog box on screen.

Make Necessary Changes in Windows XP Safe Mode (Step 7 of 7)
Step 7: Do whatever testing or changes you have planned for Safe Mode and then restart again to return to normal mode.

Reattach Data Interface Cable From First Device (Step 5)
Step 5: Reattach both data cable ends once again.

Remove and Reattach Remaining Data Cables (Step 6)
Step 6: Repeat the previous two steps (Step 4 and Step 5) for every remaining data cable.

Remove Data Interface Cable From First Device (Step 4)
Step 4: Unplug data cables ends that are attached to the device and motherboard.

Remove External Power Cables and Attachments (Step 2)
Step 2: Unplug external connections like the power cable.

Remove and Reattach Device and Motherboard Power Cables (Step 3)
Step 3: Unplug and then reattach every power cable.

Check to Ensure all Power and Data Cables are Properly Reattached (Step 7)
Step 7: Look over every device to make sure the correct power and data cables are plugged in.

Close the Computer Case (Step 8)
Step 8: Close the computer up! PC Support.

How to Reseat Internal Data and Power Cables
Sometimes reseating the internal data and power cables in your PC can fix certain kinds of problems. Reseating cables simply means to unplug them and then plug them back in.

Verify Power Strip Or Surge Protector Is Securely Plugged In a Wall Outlet
Step 3: Make sure the UPS, surge protector, or power strip is connected properly to a working wall outlet.

Verify PC Power Cable Is Securely Plugged In
Step 2: Make sure the power cable from the PC is connected to a surge protector, UPS, or wall outlet.

How To Check for Disconnected Computer Power Cable Connections
Here's how to check for loose power connections on a desktop PC, one reason why a computer might not turn on.

How to Check for Causes of Electrical Shorts in a Computer
Here's how to check for electrical shorts inside a desktop PC. Electrical shorts can prevent a computer from starting and may permanently damage it.

XLSHTML File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLSHTML file is an Excel HTML Document file. Learn how to open an .XLSHTML file or convert an XLSHTML file to another file format.

MQV File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MQV file is a Sony Movie Format file. Learn how to open an .MQV file or convert an MQV file to another file format.

MPN File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MPN file is a Media Container Format file. Learn how to open an .MPN file or convert an MPN file to another file format.

MQ4 File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MQ4 file is a MacroMolecular Crystallographic Information file. Learn how to open an .MQ4 file or convert an MQ4 file to another file format.

MNB File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MNB file is a MBT Data file. Learn how to open an .MNB file or convert an MNB file to another file format.

HXD File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An HXD file is a Microsoft Help Validator file. Learn how to open an .HXD file or convert an HXD file to another file format.

ESW File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ESW file is a Turbo Smetchik file. Learn how to open an .ESW file or convert an ESW file to another file format.

EMAIL File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An EMAIL file is an Outlook Express Mail Message file. Learn how to open an .EMAIL file or convert an EMAIL file to another file format.

EZT File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An EZT file is a Sunburst Technology Easy Sheet Template file. Learn how to open an .EZT file or convert an EZT file to another file format.

FFA File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An FFA file is a Find Fast Index file. Learn how to open an .FFA file or convert an FFA file to another file format.

FP7 File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An FP7 file is a FileMaker Pro 7+ Database file. Learn how to open an .FP7 file or convert an FP7 file to another file format.

FPE File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An FPE file is either an FPS Creator Script file or a Folder Password Expert file. Learn how to open or convert an FPE file.

DMC File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DMC file is a Medical Manager DML System Compiled Script file. Learn how to open a .DMC file or convert a DMC file to another file format.

DAR File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DAR file is a Disk Archiver Compressed Archive file. Learn how to open a .DAR file or convert a DAR file to another file format.

DHP File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DHP file is a Dr. Halo PIC file. Learn how to open a .DHP file or convert a DHP file to another file format.

DISCO File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DISCO file is a .NET Web Service Discovery file. Learn how to open a .DISCO file or convert a DISCO file to another file format.

DVT File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DVT file is a DepoView Digital Video Transcript file. Learn how to open a .DVT file or convert a DVT file to another file format.

D81 File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A D81 file is a C64 Emulator Disk Image file. Learn how to open a .D81 file or convert a D81 file to another file format.

CWB File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A CWB file is a WebNote Document file. Learn how to open a .CWB file or convert a CWB file to another file format.

CEP File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A CEP file is a CostOS Estimating Project Database file. Learn how to open a .CEP file or convert a CEP file to another file format.

ALO File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ALO file is an Almanac Support file. Learn how to open an .ALO file or convert an ALO file to another file format.

AGM File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An AGM file is a DOTAGM.JAR Packed Audio file. Learn how to open an .AGM file or convert an AGM file to another file format.

SFPACK File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An SFPACK file is an SFPack Compressed SoundFont file. Learn how to open an .SFPACK file or convert an SFPACK file to another file format.

MDA File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MDA file is a Microsoft Access Add-in file. Learn how to open an .MDA file or convert an MDA file to another file format.

XWB File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XWB file is an XACT Wave Bank file. Learn how to open an .XWB file or convert an XWB file to another file format like WAV or MP3.

MDT File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MDT file is a Microsoft Access Add-in Data file. Learn how to open an .MDT file or convert an MDT file to another file format.

What is Telnet? (How to Use Telnet Client in Windows)
Telnet is a protocol that's used as a simple way to communicate with devices over a network. Telnet Client is the Telnet tool in Windows. Here's more.

Building the Perfect PC 3rd Edition Review (9781449388249)
Building the Perfect PC, 3rd Edition, should be THE source for new computer build information, no matter if you're a novice or expert PC builder.

What is a Private IP Address? (Private IP Range)
A private IP address is any within the private IP range. Three private IP address ranges exist that begin with 10, 172, and 192. Here's more...

How To Fix Errors Seen During the Computer Startup Process
Literally millions of errors are possible during the startup process. If you turn on your computer and get an error message, here's what to do...

How To Fix Freezing & Other Issues During Windows Startup
A really frustrating problem is when Windows hangs or gets stuck while starting. If Windows starts to load but freezes without an error, give this a try...

How To Fix Problems During the Windows Login Process
There are several possible reasons why you might get stuck at the Windows log on screen. If Windows freezes during or after logging on, give this a try...

How Do I Start Windows Using Last Known Good Configuration?
Links to Windows operating system specific tutorials on how to start Windows using the Last Known Good Configuration option.

List of Control Panel Command Line Commands
A complete list of Control Panel command line commands for each Control Panel applet available in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

CSH File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A CSH file is an Adobe Photoshop Custom Shapes file. Learn how to open a .CSH file or convert a CSH file to another file format.

PSD File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A PSD file is an Adobe Photoshop Document file. Learn how to open a .PSD file or convert a PSD file to another file format.

STA File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An STA file is an Adobe Photoshop Match Color Image Statistics file. Learn how to open an .STA file or convert an STA file to another file format.

What is a Hostname? (Host Name Definition)
A hostname (aka host name or computer name) is the name of a particular device on a given network. Here's more on hostnames and how they work...

XLK File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLK file is an Excel Backup file. Learn how to open an .XLK file or convert an XLK file to another file format like XLS, XLSX, or PDF.

FXB File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An FXB file is an FX Bank file. Learn how to open an .FXB file or convert an FXB file to another file format, like VSTPRESET.

Password Recovery and Reset Software
Password recovery/reset/cracker software lists and reviews for Windows, PDF documents, Excel spreadsheets, and more.

Battery Backup Reviews
Reviews I've conducted of battery backup (UPS) systems. I have reviews of battery backups from APC, Tripp Lite, and more.

Online Backup & Backup Software
Lots of backup resources like free backup software lists, online backup reviews, what to backup, and much more.

Uninstaller Software
Software uninstaller resources like lists of uninstaller tools, reviews of the best uninstaller programs, and more.

Disk Space Analyzer Software
Here you'll find disk space analyzer software reviews, ranked lists of the best ones out there, how-to guides, and lots more.

Driver Updater Software
Driver updater resources like lists of driver updater software tools, reviews of driver updater programs, and a lot more.

Product Key Finder Software
Lists of free and for-pay product key finder software tools. These programs will find encoded product keys from the Windows Registry.

Partition Management Software
Lots of partition management software resources, like lists of partition software for Windows, bootable partition tools, how-to guides, and lots more.

Remote Access Software
A collection of remote access resources like a list of free remote access tools, reviews of remote control software and services, and more.

System & Security How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Windows system and security how-to's and tutorials for things like using Windows update, installing DirectX, etc.

Windows Repair & Recovery How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Tutorials, how-to's, and walkthroughs for Windows repair and recovery processes like LKGC, Safe Mode, System Restore, and more.

File & Folder How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Lots of file and folder management tutorials and how-to's - everything from showing hidden files, to recovering deleted ones, and much more.

Windows Registry
Windows Registry tutorials, how-to's, and walkthroughs.

Hard Drive & Other Drive Management How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Lots of Windows drive management tutorials like walkthroughs of the hard drive format process, how to change drive letters, and more.

Data Wipe Software
A collection of hard drive wipe and data destruction resources like a list of free data destruction programs, reviews of data wipe tools, and more.

Registry Cleaner Software
Lots of registry cleaner resources like free registry cleaner program lists, registry repair software reviews, and more.

System Information Software
A collection of system information resources like a list of free system information utilities, reviews of system info software, and lots more.

BIOS Access Keys
A list of BIOS access keys for popular computer systems.

Antimalware Software
Lots of valuable antivirus and other antimalware resources like lists of programs, reviews, and a much more.

Disk Encryption Software
Disk Encryption resources like lists of disk encryption software, whole disk encryption software reviews, and lots more.

Software Updaters
Software updater resources like lists of software updater tools for Windows, reviews of software updater programs, and more.

Other Resources
Supporting information for many of the troubleshooting guides, how-to's, and other fix-it information on the About.com PC Support site.

Software Tools for Testing, Monitoring, and Fixing Computers
Lists, reviews, and tutorials for testing, monitoring, and fixing computer issues. Test your RAM or hard drive, monitor internal temperatures, and more.

System Monitoring Software
Lists and reviews of various system monitoring software like temperature monitoring software, CPU and memory usage monitoring gadgets, and more.

BIOS & Booting
Lots of BIOS, CMOS, POST, and booting related tutorials, walkthroughs, and other how-to content.

HGT File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An HGT file is a Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Data file. Learn how to open an .HGT file or convert an HGT file to another file format, like TIFF.

GRD File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A GRD file is an Adobe Photoshop Gradient file. Learn how to open a .GRD file or convert a GRD file to another file format.

Ophcrack v3.6.0 Review (A Free Password Recovery Tool)
Ophcrack is simply the best free Windows password recovery software program available. See my full review of Ophcrack LiveCD v3.6.0.

What is a POST or BIOS Error Message?
A POST error message is an error generated during the Power On Self Test and displayed on screen.

What is a Disk Signature & Why Are They Necessary?
The disk signature is an identifying number for a hard drive, stored in the MBR. Here's more on disk signatures and why they're important in Windows.

What is a Boot Sector & Why Are They Important?
A boot sector is the name given to a hard drive sector that holds boot information. There can be two different kinds of boot sectors on a hard drive.

What is a System File & What Do They Do?
System files are files with the system attribute set. System files are essential for an operating system to run normally. Here's more...

What is a System Restore Point?
A restore point is a date and time in the past that you can restore important Windows files to using the System Restore tool. Here's more...

What Are the Types of System Resources in a Computer?
System resources are divisible, usable parts of computer hardware. Some system resources include IRQs, DMAs, I/O addresses, and memory addresses.

What is a File Extension & Why Are They Important?
A file extension is the group of characters, usually 3 or 4 in length, after the period in a full file name. Here's more about file extensions...

How To Fix Code 32 Errors in Windows
How to fix a 'A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)' error in Windows.

Free Windows Password Recovery Programs Compared
A comparison of features, pros, and cons between popular free Windows password recovery software programs.

Why Aren't Dropbox, Google Drive, Etc. In Your List?
Why aren't Dropbox, Google Drive, and other storage services in the online backup list? Because they're not online backup services. Let me explain...

How To Fix Libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll Errors
A troubleshooting guide for libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Download and Install Microsoft's FCIV Tool
A tutorial on downloading and installing Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV), a command-line file verification tool.

Important Questions to Ask a Computer Repair Service
Here are several important questions you should ask a computer repair service before you drop off your computer... and the answers you should receive.

What is a Battery Backup? (Uninterruptible Power Supply)
A UPS is a device that helps provides consistent power to a computer system. A UPS can also be called a battery backup or uninterruptible power supply.

How To Fix 0x00000006 BSOD Errors
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000006 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as INVALID_PROCESS_DETACH_ATTEMPT or 0x6.

How To Fix 0x00000005 BSOD Errors
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000005 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT or 0x5.

How To Fix 0x0000008E BSOD Errors
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x0000008E STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED or 0x8E.

How To Fix Msvcr80.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A fix-it guide for msvcr80.dll is missing and similar errors in iTunes and other programs. Don't download msvcr80.dll, fix the problem the right way.

Patch My PC v3.0.4.1 Review (Free Software Updater)
Patch My PC is one the best software updaters around. This portable tool downloads and installs patches for over 125 programs. Here's my full review.

MSR File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MSR file is most likely a MineSight Resource file. Learn how to open an .MSR file or convert an MSR file to another file format.

4 Common PC Problems and How To Fix Them
A list of common PC problems and how to fix them. Many possible PC problems exist but these are a few of the common issues you might see.

ACCDR File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ACCDR file is a Microsoft Access Runtime Application file. Learn how to open an .ACCDR file or convert an ACCDR file to another file format like ACCDB.

FPBF File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An FPBF file is a Mac OS X Burn Folder file. Learn how to use an .FPBF file in Mac OS and how to burn the data that the contents of the file point to.

How Do I Copy a File in Windows?
In the computer world, a copy of a file is an exact duplicate of the original file. Here's how to copy a file in Windows.

How To Fix Code 37 Errors in Windows
How to fix a 'Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)' error. Code 37 errors usually mean that the device's driver isn't working properly.

WinDirStat Review (Free Disk Space Analyzer)
A full review of WinDirStat, the best free free disk space analyzer tool for Windows. See what's taking up all the hard drive space with this free program.

JDiskReport Review (Free Disk Space Analyzer)
My full review of JDiskReport, a free disk space analyzer tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Multiple 'perspectives' of your files is a big win in this tool.

RidNacs v1.0.2 Review (Free Disk Space Analyzer)
RidNacs is an extremely simple and easy to use free disk space analyzer tool for Windows that lets you see which files are using the most disk space.

10 Free Disk Space Analyzer Tools (Updated March 2016)
Wondering what's taking up all your hard drive or flash drive storage? A disk space analyzer can help! Here are reviews of the best free ones out there.

Have You Been the Butt of a Tech Joke? Here's How to Tell
Did your techie friend say your issue was an ID-10T error? Did the IT guy say it was a PEBKAC or Layer 8 problem? Sounds like you're the butt of a joke.

SpeedOf.Me Review (An Internet Speed Test Site)
SpeedOf.Me is a reliable Internet speed test site that tests your bandwidth using HTML5, and displays the results in real-time.

Computer Terms
A huge list of common computer terms and acronyms, sorted alphabetically, all defined in a way that's easy to understand.

File Allocation Table Definition (FAT)
File Allocation Table (FAT) is a Microsoft created file system used on hard drives and portable media. Here's more on FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, & exFAT.

MDW File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An MDW file is a Microsoft Access Workgroup Information file. Learn how to open an .MDW file or convert an MDW file to another file format.

How To Fix Discoloration & Distortion on a Computer Screen
Are the colors on your computer screen distorted, washed out, inverted, all one color, or otherwise 'messed up'? Here are several things to try.

Computer Hardware Install Videos (PSU, HDD, CPU, Etc.)
Need help installing a power supply, CPU, or a motherboard in your PC? These video demonstrations will make installing hardware in your computer easy!

Computer Hardware How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
These hardware related walkthroughs and how-to articles should help if you're working on a hardware problem but aren't used to working inside your PC.

503 Service Unavailable Error (What It Is and How To Fix It)
The 503 Service Unavailable error means that the web site's server is not available, usually due to maintenance or server overloading. Here's what to do.

Cisco Valet M10 & M20 Default Password & Support Info
Find the Cisco Valet M10 & Valet Plus M20 default password, username, and IP address, plus links to your Valet PDF manual and latest firmware updates.

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An index of categories in the

ATX Power Supply Pinout Tables
A list of pinout tables for the various power connectors found in a standard ATX power supply.

Staples Free Computer & Technology Recycling
Recycle all your electronics for free at Staples. You can even earn money for your old devices with their trade-in program.

ACB File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ACB file is an Adobe Photoshop Color Book file. Learn how to open an .ACB file or convert an ACB file to another file format like XML, etc.

ADE File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ADE file is a Microsoft Access Project Extension file. Learn how to open an .ADE file or convert an ADE file to another file format.

ATF File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An ATF file is most likely an Adobe Photoshop Transfer Function file. Learn how to open an .ATF file or convert an ATF file to another file format.

LZMA File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An LZMA file is an LZMA Compressed file. Learn how to open an .LZMA file or convert an LZMA file to another file format.

NETGEAR Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, Email, & More)
NETGEAR support information including NETGEAR firmware downloads, driver downloads, NETGEAR manuals, and other NETGEAR technical support options.

What is a Patch? (Patch / Hot Fix Definition)
A patch is small program that updates another problem, usually to fix a specific issue. Patches are also often called fixes. Here's more...

Default Passwords
Default password lists for routers, switches, access points, printers, print servers, BIOS, servers, firmware, and more, organized by make.

COMODO Backup v4.4.1.23 Review (Free Backup Software)
COMODO Backup is one of the best free backup software programs thanks to its support for many advanced features. See my full review of COMODO Backup.

ESET SysInspector Review (v1.2.054)
ESET SysInspector may focus more on security than hardware information, but it does what it does well. Here's my full review of this free sys info tool.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (HKCR CLSID)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, or HKCR, is the registry hive that stores data about what programs open files with specific file extensions.

MyKeyFinder v2016 Review (A Free Keyfinder Tool)
MyKeyFinder is a free key finder tool for Windows that can find and save the Windows product key as well as serial numbers for various other programs.

How To Open Control Panel (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
Here's how to open Control Panel in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. You'll need to access Control Panel to change many of your computer's settings.

XLS File (What It Is & How To Open One)
An XLS file is a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet file. Learn how to open an .XLS file or convert one to another format like PDF, CSV, JSON, XLSX, etc.

List of File Extensions
A huge directory of file extensions, what format the file extension refers to, and what program can be used to open the file.

How To Change Windows Update Settings (Windows 10, 8, 7+)
Windows Update settings control things like automatic update installations, when updates should be applied, and much more. Here's how to change them.

File Converter Software
Lots of file converter resources like free video/audio/image/document file converter program lists, file converter software reviews, and more.

How to Force-Quit a Program (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
Have a Windows program or app that isn't responding or won't close? You can force the program to quit using Task Manager. Here's how to do it...

WPS File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A WPS file is a Microsoft Works Document file. Learn how to open a .WPS file or convert a WPS file to another file format like DOCX, PDF, etc.