PC Support Sitemap - Page 7 2016-09-26

How-To's & Tutorials
Here you'll find lots of computer fix-it how-to's - a list of tutorials on how to actually fix a computer problem you're having.

How To Change File Associations (Windows 10, 8, 7, +)
Double-click a file and the wrong program opens it? Here's how to change the program associated with a file extension in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, & XP.

What is a Keyboard? (Computer Keyboard Definition)
The keyboard is a device used to input text into a computer or other device. A keyboard typically connects wirelessly or via USB. Here's more...

5 Simple Fixes for Most Computer Problems
Try these 5 easy fixes for most computer problems before you pay for service. You could save yourself hundreds of dollars following this advice!

Networking, Internet, and Browser How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Lots of Internet and networking tutorials, plus other how-to content for browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and more.

Drivers & Device Manager
Tons of how-to's and tutorials for tasks in Device Manager like updating drivers, rolling back drivers, and much more.

What is an Optical Disc Drive? (CD Drive, DVD Drive)
An optical drive is any storage device that uses light to read and write information. Common optical disc drives include CD, DVD, and Blu-ray drives.

What is a Sound Card? (Audio Card, Sound Adapter)
A sound card is the piece of hardware in a computer that turns digital sound information created by software into real sounds.

DMG File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A DMG file is a Mac OS X Disk Image file. Learn how to open a .DMG file or convert a DMG file to another file format.

How To Fix NTLDR is Missing and Related NTLDR Errors
Step by step tutorial on how to fix the NTLDR is Missing error. There are many reasons that you might see NTLDR errors so troubleshooting is important.

7Z File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A 7Z file is a 7-Zip Compressed file. Learn how to extract the contents of or open a .7Z file, or convert a 7Z file to another file format like ISO.

VIA Technologies Support (Drivers, Manuals, and More)
VIA Technologies support information including VIA Technologies driver downloads, manuals, and other VIA Technologies technical support options.

HTML5 Internet Speed Tests Beat Flash Ones & Here's Why
Flash is the wrong technology to use for testing Internet speed. Unfortunately most major ISPs use them. Luckily, there is an alternative tech: HTML5.

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

VisionTek Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, and More)
VisionTek support information including VisionTek driver downloads, VisionTek manuals, and other VisionTek technical support options.

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

PBM File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A PBM file is a Portable Bitmap Image file, a text-based image file. Learn how to open a .PBM file or convert a PBM file to another file format.

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

Did You Just Get a New Computer? Do These Things First!
Did you just get a new computer? Here are the first five things you should do to help prevent, or prepare for, future problems.

Parts of a Computer [Resources, Walkthroughs, & More]
Profiles and photos of the parts of a computer and how it all works together. Learn about motherboards, CPUs, RAM, video cards, and more.

What is a Mouse? (Computer Mouse Definition)
The mouse is a computer input device used to move a cursor around the screen. The buttons on a mouse are used to interact with whatever is being pointed at.

Acer Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, and More)
Acer support information including Acer driver downloads, Acer manuals, and other Acer technical support options.

Abit Support (Drivers, Manuals, Email, Phone, and More)
Abit support information for help downloading Abit drivers and Abit manuals, including other Abit technical support options.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition v6.0 Review
AOMEI Partition Assistant SE is a partition management tool with tons of features, including a Windows PE edition. Here's my complete review...

Command Line Reference
Complete command line reference for Windows Command Prompt (CMD) commands, MS-DOS commands, run commands, and more.

Windows 10
Windows 10 is Microsoft's successor to Windows 8, release date to be determined.

Directory of Troubleshooting Guides for Error Messages
Sometimes you're lucky and get an error message when something breaks. Here's a directory of troubleshooting guides based on error messages.

Computer Troubleshooting Guides for Common Errors and Symptoms
A huge list of computer troubleshooting guides for computer problems, organized by error message and symptom. Good troubleshooting can solve any issue.

What are HTTP Status Codes? (HTTP Status Code Definition)
HTTP status codes are code numbers (like 404, 500, etc.) that you sometimes see in your browser window instead of the web page you were expecting.

408 Request Timeout Error (What It Is and How To Fix It)
The 408 Request Timeout error means that the request you sent to the website server took longer than it was prepared to wait. Here are some things to try.

Windows Vista
Windows Vista is the Microsoft operating system released in 2007. Here are several Windows Vista tutorials and other how-to's and walkthroughs.

Windows XP
Windows XP is one of Microsoft's more popular operating systems. Here is a collection of Windows XP troubleshooting guides, walkthroughs, and other how-to's.

Windows 7
Windows 7 is Microsoft's most popular operating system. Here are lots of Windows 7 how-to guides and other tutorials.

Device Manager (What It Is and How To Use It)
Device Manager is used to manage all the hardware on a computer that Windows is aware of. A common Device Manager task is updating drivers.

How To Open Registry Editor (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
Easy instructions on how to open Registry Editor, the program included in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP that's used to make changes to the registry.

Network and Internet Tests
Network and Internet testing resources.

Verizon Speed Test: A Look at the Official Fios Test
The Verizon Speed Test is a Flash-based bandwidth testing tool for Verizon Fios Internet customers. Here's more on this 'official' test.

Free Converter Programs for Other File Types
Free Converter Programs for Other File Types

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

How To Rebuild the BCD in Windows [10 to 20 Minutes]
A complete tutorial on rebuilding the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store in Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista. The bootrec command is used to rebuild the BCD.

File Attribute Definition (What is an Attribute?)
A file attribute is like a classification that a file can have. Common file attributes include read-only, hidden, system, and more.

How To Restore the Registry (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
Backed up the Windows Registry and now need to restore it? Dig up that REG file and follow these registry restore steps, easy in any version of Windows.

Getting Support: Tech Support & Computer Repair Help
Information about choosing online and local computer repair services, locating manufacturer support sites, and related resources.

5 Things Tech Support Won't Tell You
Tech Support won't tell you any of this, but I will. Here are 5 secrets I learned from my years as a tech support agent at several companies.

How To Check Free Hard Drive Space (Windows 10, 8, 7, +)
Wondering how much disk space you have left on your hard drive, flash drive, or other device? Here's how to check free space in any version of Windows.

How To Prevent Windows Updates From Crashing Your PC
Here are several things you can do to help prevent serious problems that can sometimes be caused by Windows Update and Patch Tuesday.

Manufacturer Support Information (Drivers, Manuals, etc.)
Find support websites, driver downloads, product manuals, telephone numbers and other support information for thousands of popular computer companies.

What is the Master Boot Code? (MBC Definition)
The master boot code is a part of the master boot record and is responsible for the important first several steps in the boot process. Here's more...

How To Connect to a Remote Registry (Windows 10, 8, 7+)
Need to edit the registry on a different computer? Here's how to connect to a remote registry using Registry Editor in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

What is a STOP Code? (Bug Check Code or BSOD Code)
A STOP code, often called a bug check code, is a hexadecimal number that uniquely identifies a specific STOP error (Blue Screen of Death).

SRF File (What It Is & How To Open One)
AN SRF file is a Sony Raw Image file. Learn how to open an .SRF file or convert an SRF file to another file format.

Western Digital Support (Drivers, Phone, Email, & More)
Western Digital support information including Western Digital driver downloads, phone contact details, and other technical support options.

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

What is a Registry Key? (Definition of Registry Key)
A registry key is like a folder in the Windows Registry. A registry key can contain both values and additional registry keys. Here's more...

What is VGA? (Definition of Video Graphics Array)
VGA (Video Graphics Array) is a kind of data connection that, until it was replaced by DVI, was the primary way of connecting a monitor to a computer.

How To Find a User's Security Identifier (SID) in Windows
Easy instructions on how to match a user name to that account's security identifier. You'll need to know a user's SID to make certain registry changes.

How to Check the Current BIOS Version on Your Computer
You should always check the BIOS version your computer motherboard is running before you try updating BIOS. Here are 5 different ways to do it...

Windows Registry (What It Is and How To Use It)
The Windows Registry is where nearly all configuration settings are stored in Windows. The Windows Registry is accessed with the Registry Editor tool.

How To Back Up the Registry (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
You should always back up the registry before making changes! Here's how to back up the entire registry, or just a few keys, in any version of Windows.

How To Add, Change, & Delete Registry Keys & Values
Editing the Windows Registry isn't hard but doing it the right way is important. Here's more on adding, changing, and deleting keys and values...

Click on the Download Link (Step 2 of 13)
Step 2: Click the Download link to download the latest version of Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder.

Download the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Installation File (Step 3 of 13)
Step 3: Download the free Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder install file.

Start the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Installation (Step 4 of 13)
Step 4: Execute the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder installation program and then click the Next button.

Accept the License Agreement (Step 5 of 13)
Step 5: Choose to accept the license agreement and then click the Next button.

Confirm the Installation Location (Step 6 of 13)
Step 6: Check to make sure the installation path for Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is okay with you and then click the Next button.

Customize Additional Installation Tasks (Step 7 of 13)
Step 7: Deselect the additional icons that Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder wants to install and then press the Next button.

JetClean v1.5.0 Review (A Free Registry Cleaner Tool)
JetClean is a registry cleaner program with all the features you'd expect like auto registry backups and more. Here's my full review of this free tool.

What are Command Prompt Codes?
Looking for Command Prompt codes? You're probably looking for Command Prompt commands or run commands - not codes. Here's more on the difference...

What is File Transfer Encryption?
File transfer encryption turns regular data into unreadable, scrambled text that can't be used until it's decrypted at its destination.

What is File Storage Encryption?
File storage encryption converts regular files into non-readable data that can only be used and understood with a decryption password.

Expansion Slot Definition
An expansion slot is a slot on a motherboard that excepts an expansion card. Typical expansion slot formats include PCIe and PCI.

What is Refresh Rate? (Definition of Monitor Scan Rate)
A TV or computer monitor's refresh rate is the number of times per second that the image can be drawn. Refresh rate is measured in hertz.

Locked Files: What They Are & How to Move or Delete Them
Windows won't let you move, rename, or delete locked files. Here's more on locked files and how to unlock them, giving you back control of the file.

Normal Mode Definition
Normal mode is used to describe Windows starting normally, in contrast to starting Windows in a diagnostic mode like Safe Mode.

What are PS/2 Ports & PS/2 Connectors?
PS/2 is a connection standard used for keyboards and mice. The PS/2 standard has been completely replaced by USB. Here's more...

What is SHA-1? (SHA-1 & SHA-2 Definition)
SHA-1 is a commonly used cryptographic hash function. SHA-1 is often utilized by checksum calculators for file integrity verification.

What is a Top-Level Domain? (TLD Definition)
A top-level domain is the last part of a domain name. Common TLDs include .com, .edu, and .org, but there are many others. Here's more...

DVI Definition (Digital Video Interface)
DVI (Digital Video Interface) is a kind of data connection used most often to connect a computer and a display device.

What is SCSI? (Small Computer System Interface)
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is a computer interface standard for storage devices. The IDE (PATA and SATA) standard is usually preferred to SCSI.

What is a Cryptographic Hash Function?
A cryptographic hash function is the specific algorithm used to produce a checksum, helpful when you need to verify a file's integrity.

What is Beta Software? (Definition of Beta Software)
Beta is the stage in a software's development when the developer believes the software to be complete but real-world testing is still required.

What is an Archive File?
Archive files are files with the archive attribute set. The archive attribute helps identify when a file should be archived, or backed up. Here's more.

Redirection Operator Definition
A redirection operator is character that's used most often to change where the output from a command is sent.

What is a Dynamic IP? (Dynamic IP Address Definition)
A dynamic IP address is a DHCP server assigned IP address. Dynamic IP addresses are named such because they can be different each assignment.

Master Boot Record Definition (MBR, Sector Zero)
The master boot record is the first sector on a hard drive, occupied by code necessary to start the operating system startup process. Here's more...

What is Syntax? (Syntax Definition)
Syntax refers to the rules one must follow to properly execute a command. Incorrect use of syntax means a program can't run the intended commands.

Windows Hardware Compatibility List Definition (Windows HCL)
The Windows Hardware Compatibility List, or Windows HCL, is a list of hardware proven to be compatible with a version of Windows.

What is a System Error Code?
A system error code is a type of error code generated by some Windows programs.

Control Panel Applet Definition
A Control Panel applet is the general name for any of the small programs, or applets, located in the Control Panel in Windows.

What are Beep Codes? (BIOS Beep Code Definition)
A beep code is a tone, or series of tones, produced during the POST. A Beep code usually indicates a major hardware problem. Here's more...

How To Fix D3dx9_28.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx9_28.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx9_28.dll, fix the problem the right way.

Windows Product Key Finder Pro Review (v2.3)
Windows Product Key Finder Pro doesn't find a lot of product keys, but if you need a key finder for just Windows or Office, it should do just fine.

Keyfinder Thing v3.1.6 Review (A Free Key Finder Tool)
Keyfinder Thing is a great at finding keys for some programs that others don't, but the lack of support for Windows 10 and 8 is a big disadvantage.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Review (v2.0.10.11)
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v2.0.10.11 is one of the easiest, most effective and least expensive (it's free) key finder programs available.

How To Fix STOP 0x0000001D (NO_SPIN_LOCK_AVAILABLE)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x0000001D STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as NO_SPIN_LOCK_AVAILABLE or 0x1D.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000004 (INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000004 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP or 0x4.

How To Fix STOP 0x0000003D (INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x0000003D STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED or 0x3D.

How To Fix a 0x00000022 BSOD Error (FILE_SYSTEM)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000022 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as FILE_SYSTEM or 0x22.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000078 (PHASE0_EXCEPTION)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000078 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as PHASE0_EXCEPTION or 0x78.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000008 (IRQL_NOT_DISPATCH_LEVEL)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000008 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as IRQL_NOT_DISPATCH_LEVEL or 0x8.

How Do I Change Another User's Password in Windows?
As long as your an administrator, you can change another user's password in Windows from the Control Panel. Here's how to do it.

What Causes Registry Errors?
Are there really errors that build up in the Windows Registry that a registry cleaner can fix? What do these errors mean? Here's what you need to know.

How To Disable Taskbar Button Grouping in Windows XP or Windows Vista
A short tutorial on disabling taskbar button grouping in Windows Vista and XP. This is the feature that groups open windows together on the taskbar.

How To Fix STOP 0x0000001C (PFN_REFERENCE_COUNT)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x0000001C STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as PFN_REFERENCE_COUNT or 0x1C.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000017 (CID_HANDLE_DELETION)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000017 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as CID_HANDLE_DELETION or 0x17.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000014 (CREATE_DELETE_LOCK_NOT_LOCKED)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000014 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as CREATE_DELETE_LOCK_NOT_LOCKED or 0x14.

Download the Winkeyfinder ZIP File (Step 3)
Step 3: Winkeyfinder will now begin downloading as a ZIP file.

Click on the Download Link (Step 2)
Step 2: Click the Download link to download the latest version of Winkeyfinder.

Extract the Program From the Winkeyfinder ZIP File (Step 4)
Step 4: Locate the Winkeyfinder ZIP file after the download is complete. The ZIP file will need to be extracted before you can use Winkeyfinder.

Click on the Download Now Link (Step 2)
Step 2: Click the Download Now link to download the latest version of Keyfinder Thing.

Download the Keyfinder Thing ZIP File (Step 3)
Step 3: Keyfinder Thing will now start to download as a ZIP file.

Extract the Program From the Keyfinder Thing ZIP File (Step 4)
Step 4: Extract the Keyfinder Thing ZIP file to use the program.

How To Change Another User's Password in Windows XP
If another user on your Windows XP PC has forgotten his or her password, an easy way out might be to change their password from your account. Here's how.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000016 (CID_HANDLE_CREATION)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000016 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as CID_HANDLE_CREATION or 0x16.

What Exactly Should I Back Up?
What should you back up when using online backup? Should you back up program files or just saved files? Usually just saved files, but here's more on this...

How To Fix STOP 0x00000009 (IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000009 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL or 0x9.

Software Updater v1.1 Review (Free Software Updater)
Software Updater is a portable, completely free software updater for Windows, helpful for updating your computer's outdated software. Here's my review.

How to Restart Anything (PCs, Tablets, iPhones, & More)
Do you know how to properly restart a desktop or laptop computer? Do you know how to restart your phone without causing problems? Here's how...

How to Properly Reboot a Router & Modem [Easy, 5 Min]
Here's the right way to restart/reboot your router and modem to help with Internet problems. A router reset is something else entirely. Here's more...

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

Why Does Restarting Seem to Fix Most Computer Problems?
Restarting your computer, router, phone, etc., is often the fix for even the most annoying of problems, but why? Here's more on this simple fix...

How to Reboot (Restart) a Computer [Windows 10, 8, 7 +]
Here's how to properly reboot (restart) a Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP PC. Restarting the wrong way can corrupt files and cause damage to your PC.

Things You Didn't Know About...
Facts about common computer and technology topics that you probably didn't know.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Complete List of CMD Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Command Prompt commands, sometimes called CMD commands.

Sign Up for Backblaze
Final thoughts and sign-up information for Backblaze.

Backblaze Restore Options
Screenshot of the Restore Options screen in Backblaze. This is where you can choose how to restore your backed up files to your computer.

Backblaze Settings Tab
Screenshot of the Settings tab in Backblaze. This is where you choose what hard drives to backup and when to trigger backup alerts.

Backblaze Performance Tab
Screenshot of the Performance tab in Backblaze, where you can change how fast your data is backed up, as well as if backups should run on battery.

Backblaze Schedule Tab
Screenshot of the Schedule tab in Backblaze. This is where you can change when Backblaze is scheduled to backup your files.

Backblaze Exclusions Tab
Screenshot of the Exclusions tab in Backblaze. This is where you can change what files, folders, and file types are excluded from backups.

Backblaze Private Encryption Key Option
Screenshot of the Private Key Encryption option in Backblaze. Create an additional password for added security with this option.

Backblaze Files Scheduled for Backup Tab
Screenshot of the Files Scheduled for Backup tab in Backblaze. This tab is used to view what files are still needing to be backed up.

Backblaze Reports Tab
Screenshot of the Reports tab in Backblaze. This is where you can view a broken down list of the types of files you're backing up.

Backblaze Issues Tab
Screenshot of the Issues tab in Backblaze. This screen is used to view a list of files that Backblaze tried to backup but was unable to.

Backblaze: A Complete Tour
A complete tour of the online backup program Backblaze, including how to change backup settings and what options you have for restoring your files.

PCDiskEraser v5.0 Review (A Free Data Wipe Software Program)
PCDiskEraser is a free data destruction program that you can boot your computer to for securely shredding all the data on any hard drive or partition.

Toolwiz Smart Defrag v1.3 Review (A Free Defragmenter)
Toolwiz Smart Defrag is a free defrag program that says it's 10 times faster at defragmenting your hard drives than Windows defrag! Here's my review.

MyDefrag v4.3.1 Review (A Free Defragmenter Program)
MyDefrag is an advanced defrag program that lets you modify how the program defrags and optimizes hard drives by using custom made scripts.

PC Wizard 2014 Review (v2.13)
PC Wizard 2014 finds more detail on more hardware than any tool I've ever used. See my full review of PC Wizard 2014, a free system information utility.

Anvi Rescue Disk v1.1 Review (A Free Bootable AV Tool)
Anvi Rescue Disk is an excellent free bootable antivirus program. See my full review of Anvi Rescue Disk for features and instructions on getting started.

ErAce v1.0 Review (A Free Data Wipe Software Program)
ErAce is a free data wipe tool that you can use to completely erase a hard drive. ErAce is best for the experienced user. Here's my complete review.

Getting Your Computer Fixed: A Complete FAQ
Answers to common questions about getting computer service like: Will I need a new computer? How do I get my data off? Will someone look at my files?

PC Tools' AOSS v2.0.5 Review (A Free Bootable AV Tool)
PC Tools' Alternate Operating System Scanner provides a simple way to scan for viruses before Windows is booted. See my review of AOSS for more info.

F-Secure Rescue CD Review (A Free Bootable AV Tool)
F-Secure Rescue CD is a very simple, easy to use, free bootable antivirus program. See my full review for features and info on getting started.

How To Fix D3dx9_36.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx9_36.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx9_36.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Describe Your Problem to a PC Repair Professional
You don't need to be a computer expert to explain your problem to a repair person. Here are several tips that will help him or her understand what's going on.

How To Fix D3dx9_24.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx9_24.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx9_24.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How Do I Uninstall or Remove Internet Explorer?
Completely removing or uninstalling IE from Windows is possible but causes more problems than it fixes. Here are some other, just-as-good solutions.

3 Free Word Password Recovery Tools
A list of free Word password recovery tools. A Word password recovery program might be called a remover or unlocker depending on how it cracks the password.

CNET Internet Speed Test Review (An Internet Speed Test)
CNET Internet Speed Test provides a quick and easy method of testing your network's download speed. Here's more on this Flash-based test.

AuditMyPC.com Review (An Internet Speed Test Site)
AuditMyPC.com provides a very simple Internet speed test that quickly shows you the upload and download speed from your computer to their website.

Speedtest.net Review (An Internet Speed Test Site)
Speedtest.net is simply the very best Internet speed test (bandwidth test) site out there. Test your Internet speed with this free service.

TestMy.net Review (An Internet Speed Test Site)
Use TestMy.net for an unbiased look at how your bandwidth compares to other users of your same ISP, country, and city. Here's my full review.

3Com Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, Email, & More)
3Com (owned by HP) support information including 3Com driver downloads, 3Com manuals, and other 3Com technical support options.

2TheMax Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, & More)
2TheMax support information including 2TheMax driver downloads, 2TheMax manuals, and other 2TheMax technical support options.

Reset This PC (What It Is and How to Use It)
Reset This PC is a fix-it tool in Windows 10 & 8 that lets you reinstall Windows again, choosing to keep your files or remove everything. Here's more.

Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition v14 Review
Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition is an easy to use partition manager but saves too much for the paid version. Here's my full review.

Tenorshare Partition Manager v2.0.0.1 Review
Tenorshare Partition Manager is a very simple, but 100% free, Windows-based partition management tool. Nothing advanced here, but it's super easy to use.

Puran Uninstaller v3.0 Review (A Free Uninstaller Tool)
Puran Uninstaller is a software uninstaller that supports batch uninstalls. It also validates whether programs are genuinely from their publisher.

TrueCrypt v7.1a Review (Free Full Disk Encryption Tool)
TrueCrypt is a free disk encryption program with features like hidden volumes and support for keyfile authentication. Here's my complete review.

Moo0 File Shredder v1.21 Review (A Free Data Wipe Tool)
Moo0 File Shredder is a free file wipe program that's super easy to use and has some handy features I don't always see. Here's my full review.

NVIDIA GeForce Video Card Drivers v353.62 (July 29, 2015)
Details on the NVIDIA GeForce video driver package v353.62, released March 17, 2015, the latest NVIDIA drivers for Windows 10, 8,, 7, Vista, and XP.

Hard Disk Scrubber v3.4 Review (A Free Data Wipe Tool)
Hard Disk Scrubber is a free file shredder program with support for custom data wipe methods, free space scrubbing, and more. Here's my full review.

WipeFile v2.4.0.0 Review (A Free File Shredder Tool)
WipeFile is a free and portable file shredder software utility with full support for most popular data scrubbing methods. Here's my complete review.

Securely File Shredder v2.0 Review
Securely File Shredder is a free file shredder/scrubber program, perfect for making sure your deleted files are really gone. Here's my full review.

SlimCleaner Free v4.0.30878 Review (A Free Reg Cleaner)
SlimCleaner Free is a program suite with all sorts of free tools, a registry cleaner being one of them. Here's my complete review of this tool.

How To Disable Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 7
Here's how to disable Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 7. Although it's a valuable feature, it can sometimes cause unwanted results.

How To Find Microsoft Office Product Keys
Instructions on how to find your lost Microsoft Office product key. A product key is required to install Microsoft Office 2013, 2010, 2007, etc.

List of Device Manager Error Codes
A complete list of Device Manager error codes in Windows along with descriptions of each error code and troubleshooting advice.

List of Device Manager Error Codes
A complete list of Device Manager error codes in Windows along with descriptions of each error code and troubleshooting advice.

List of Device Manager Error Codes
A complete list of Device Manager error codes in Windows along with descriptions of each error code and troubleshooting advice.

List of Device Manager Error Codes
A complete list of Device Manager error codes in Windows along with descriptions of each error code and troubleshooting advice.

How To Fix Missing Hal.dll Errors in Windows XP
Missing hal.dll errors can be caused by boot.ini or hal.dll issues. Learn how to fix any missing or corrupt system32hal.dll error.

Active@ Partition Manager v5.0 Review
Active@ Partition Manager doesn't work well with your active partition but there's still lots to love. Here's my full Active@ Partition Manager review.

MiniTool Partition Wizard Free v9.1 Review
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free is the best free partition manager for Windows that I've used. See my full review of MiniTool's Partition Wizard Free.

How To Fix Binkw32.dll is Missing Errors
Binkw32.dll errors are caused by issues your game is having with the Bink Video codec. Don't download binkw32.dll, fix the problem the right way.

Redo Backup Review (v1.0.4)
Redo Backup works from outside Windows, making backup and restore really easy. See my full review of Redo Backup, a free backup software program.

DriveImage XML Review (v2.50)
DriveImage XML is a simple but effective hard drive cloning and imaging tool. See my full review of DriveImage XML, a free backup software tool.

What is a Private Encryption Key? (Online Backup)
A private encryption key can be used with an online backup service to stop anyone but you from reading or changing your backed up data. Here's more...

How Backup Sets Work & Why You Might Want to Setup One
A backup set is a feature available with some backup software that allows you to back up a portion of your data with different rules. Here's more...

BitKiller v2.0 Review (A Free File Shredder Program)
BitKiller is a simple-to-use data wipe tool with support for data scrubbing at all levels, from file, to folder, to whole drive. Here's my review.

Free File Shredder v7.8.2 Review (Free Data Wipe Tool)
Free File Shredder is just that. It's easy to use but also has some advanced options that other data wiping programs don't. Here's my review.

TweakNow SecureDelete Review (v1.0.0)
TweakNow SecureDelete is a free file shredder program that can be used to permanently delete files, folders, or even entire drives. Here's my review.

Disk Wipe v1.7 Review (A Free Data Destruction Program)
Disk Wipe is just that - a disk wipe program. This free data destruction tool supports a number of wipe methods and is easy to use. Here's my review.

FreeUndelete v2.1 Review (A Free Undelete Tool)
FreeUndelete can be used as a portable data recovery tool to undelete files from the most common storage devices. Here's my full review.

Restoration v3.2.13 Review (A Free File Recovery Tool)
Restoration is a portable free file recovery program for Windows that's lightweight and extremely easy to use. See my full review here.

Pandora Recovery v2.2.1 Review (A Free Undelete Tool)
Pandora Recovery is one of the better free undelete software programs available. See my complete review of Pandora Recovery.

Glary Undelete v5.0 Review (A Free File Recovery Tool)
Glary Undelete is an excellent choice if you need to undelete a file in Windows. See my complete review of Glary Undelete.

EasyCleaner v2.0.6.380 Review (A Free Registry Cleaner)
EasyCleaner is a program suite that includes registry cleaning functions among several other tools. Here's my complete review of this free program.

Kingsoft PC Doctor Free v3.7 Review (Free Reg Cleaner)
Kingsoft PC Doctor is a free system cleaner suite that includes registry cleaning as one of its features. Here's my complete review of PC Doctor.

Device Doctor v3.1 Review (A Free Driver Updater Tool)
Device Doctor is a great driver updater tool that's entirely portable, completely free, and really easy to use. Here's my complete review.

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

Cisco Default Passwords
List of Cisco default passwords, sorted by Cisco router, switch, access point, bridge, and voice gateway model.

What Do Backup Levels in Backup Software Programs Mean?
A backup level refers to the hierarchy of files, folders, or drives that are selected for back up. Here's more on backup levels and how they work...

What is Idle Backup? (Local/Online Backup Feature)
Backup programs that support idle backups allow all your backups to run when you're not using your computer, so as to reduce performance issues.

What Does Backup Frequency Mean in a Backup Program?
Backup frequency is the ability of a backup program to back up your files on a schedule, such as continuously (all the time), hourly, weekly, etc.

D-Link Default Passwords
List of D-Link default passwords, sorted by D-Link router.

Linksys Default Passwords
List of Linksys default passwords, sorted by Linksys router, repeater, voice gateway, and access point model.

How to Find Product Keys for Older MS Office Versions
Did you lose the product key to your older version of Microsoft Office, like Office 2003, XP, 2000, or 97? Here's how extract it from the registry...

APC BR1500LCD Review (Back-UPS RS 1500VA LCD 120V)
APC's Back-UPS RS 1500VA LCD 120V UPS (BR1500LCD) is one of the better battery backup systems I've had the chance to try out.

WEARNES Support (Drivers, Phone, Email, and More)
WEARNES support information including WEARNES phone details, driver downloads, email information, and other technical support options.

ViewSonic Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, and More)
ViewSonic support information including ViewSonic driver downloads, ViewSonic manuals, and other ViewSonic technical support options.

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

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

Mirror Image Backups (Cloud/Online Backup Services)
A mirror image backup is a backup of everything on a computer, including the entire OS, personal files, temporary files, program files, etc.

WinBond Support (Manuals, Email, and More)
WinBond support information including WinBond manuals, email contact details, and other WinBond technical support options.

List of Recovery Console Commands
A complete list of Recovery Console commands, plus details and examples of each one. Recovery Console commands can help fix major Windows XP problems.

List of Recovery Console Commands
A complete list of Recovery Console commands, plus details and examples of each one. Recovery Console commands can help fix major Windows XP problems.

Where Is JustCloud & ZipCloud in Your Online Backup List?
Why aren't JustCloud and ZipCloud in your online backup services list? I do have them listed, but as MyPCBackup. Confused? Here's more...

Do File Recovery Tools Support Network Drives?
Will data recovery tools undelete files I've deleted on network drives? No - but there are some other ways to get the job done. Here's more...

Should I Use a File Recovery Tool's Portable or Installable Option?
Most data recovery programs have a portable and installable option. Is one better than the other? Yes - absolutely YES! Here's more...

Can I Recover Files From SD Cards, Flash Drives, Etc.?
Do any data recovery tools support recovering files from SD cards, flash drives, or other types of media? Yes, some do, and some don't. Here's more...

How Long is Too Long Before a File is Unrecoverable?
Is it possible to undelete a file you deleted a long time ago? Maybe, but it depends on a lot of factors. Here's more help on figuring that out...

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x1 to 0x5F
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x1 to STOP Error 0x5F.

How To Fix a 0x0000005A BSOD (CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x0000005A STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED or 0x5A.

How To Fix a 0x0000000E BSOD (NO_USER_MODE_CONTEXT)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x0000000E STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as NO_USER_MODE_CONTEXT or 0xE.

How To Fix a 0x00000003 BSOD (INVALID_AFFINITY_SET)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x00000003 STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as INVALID_AFFINITY_SET or 0x3.

How To Fix a 0x0000004F BSOD (NDIS_INTERNAL_ERROR)
A troubleshooting guide for the 0x0000004F STOP code on a Blue Screen of Death. You may also see this BSOD as NDIS_INTERNAL_ERROR or 0x4F.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x121 to 0xC0000221
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x121 to STOP Error 0xC0000221.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0xC1 to 0x11D
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0xC1 to STOP Error 0x11D.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0xC1 to 0x11D
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0xC1 to STOP Error 0x11D.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0xC1 to 0x11D
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0xC1 to STOP Error 0x11D.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0xC1 to 0x11D
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0xC1 to STOP Error 0x11D.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0xC1 to 0x11D
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0xC1 to STOP Error 0x11D.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0xC1 to 0x11D
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0xC1 to STOP Error 0x11D.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0xC1 to 0x11D
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0xC1 to STOP Error 0x11D.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x60 to 0xBF
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x60 to STOP Error 0xBF.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x60 to 0xBF
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x60 to STOP Error 0xBF.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x60 to 0xBF
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x60 to STOP Error 0xBF.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x60 to 0xBF
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x60 to STOP Error 0xBF.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x60 to 0xBF
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x60 to STOP Error 0xBF.

Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes: 0x60 to 0xBF
Windows BSOD error codes explained, from STOP Error 0x60 to STOP Error 0xBF.

Software Product Keys
Help finding the product key or serial number for you software program. Product keys are required during installation to make full use of a product.

Kaspersky Rescue Disk Review (A Free Bootable AV Tool)
Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a free bootable AV program that provides a graphical interface for easy virus scanning. See my full review for more info.

PEF File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A PEF file is a Pentax Raw Image file. Learn how to open a .PEF file or convert a PEF file to another file format.

Windows Memory Diagnostic Review (A Free RAM Test Tool)
Windows Memory Diagnostic (WMD) is an excellent second option to better RAM testers like Memtest86. See my complete WMD review.

What is Local Backup?
Local backup is storing backed up files on local storage versus online storage, such as an external hard drive, flash drive, or disc.

What is Offline Backup? (Online Backup Services)
Offline backup is a feature offered by online backup services that lets you back up files to your account by mailing them via an external drive.

What is Offline Restore? (Online Backup)
Online backup services that support offline restore can ship your backed up files to you on a storage device so you can restore them quickly.

What is Bandwidth Control? (Bandwidth Control Definition)
To control bandwidth is to limit how much bandwidth certain hardware or software programs can use. Bandwidth control helps limit network congestion.

Hardware Testing Software: Test Hard Drives, RAM, and More
Lists, reviews, and other help with hardware testing software. Several software programs exist that can help you test certain hardware devices.

File Recovery Software
Several file recovery resources like free file recovery program lists, file recovery software reviews, and much more.

If My Backed Up Files Are Online, Can I Access Them Anywhere?
Since everything you back up online is in the cloud, are you able to view photos and stream your movies and music from anywhere? Yes, with some plans.

Do Some Online Backup Plans Really Allow Unlimited Data?
Do unlimited backup plans really allow unlimited data? What if you want to backup 1 TB, or 10 TB? Yes, unlimited means unlimited... well, most of the time.

Do Online Backup Services Limit File Formats or Sizes?
Do online backup services ever exclude individual files of certain types or sizes? Yes, sometimes by default, but you can often change it. Let me explain...

Where Exactly Are My Backed up Files Stored on the Internet?
Where are all the files stored that you send over the Internet via online backup? They're kept in professional datacenters. Here's a bit more on this...

Will My Internet Be Slow If I'm Backing up All the Time?
Online backup services upload data all the time so doesn't that mean your Internet connection will be slower for other uses? Probably not, and here's why...

Is Cloud Backup Different Than Online Backup?
Is there a difference between cloud backup and online backup? Why is one phrase used sometimes and the other at other times? Are they the same thing?

How Do You Rank Online Backup Services in Your Reviews?
I'm often asked how I rank the online backup services I review. I can tell you for sure that it's not via bribe! It's honest and here's how I do it...

Livedrive Manage Backups Folder Tab
Screenshot of the Manage Backups Folders tab in Livedrive. This is the screen you use to select which folders you want to backup.

Livedrive Manage Backups Settings Tab
Screenshot of the Manage Backups Settings tab in Livedrive. This is how you exclude file types from backups, as well as change when backups run.

Livedrive Status Screen
Screenshot of the Status screen in Livedrive. This screen shows all the files that are queued for upload.

Livedrive Restore Screen
Screenshot of Livedrive Restore. This is the screen you access in Livedrive when you want to restore files and folders back to your computer.

Livedrive Advanced Settings Tab
Screenshot of the Advanced tab in Livedrive. This is where you can run an integrity check against your files, as well as configure a proxy.

Livedrive Bandwidth Settings Tab
Screenshot of the Bandwidth settings tab in Livedrive. This is where you define the upload and download bandwidth the program is allowed to use.

Livedrive Security Settings Tab
Screenshot of Livedrive's Security settings tab. This is where security settings can be changed, like requiring your password when starting Livedrive.

Sign Up for Livedrive
More on Livedrive's service, including how to sign up, why it might or might not be the best choice for you, and lots more.

Livedrive: A Complete Tour
A complete tour of the software for the online backup service Livedrive. See the menu, settings, and options that are supported.

Livedrive Menu Options
Screenshot of the menu options in Livedrive. This is how you access all the settings, restore function, and backup options.

How To Reset a Windows Vista Password [Easy, 15-20 Min]
Believe it or not, it's pretty easy to reset a Windows Vista password. Learn how to reset the Windows Vista login password using your Vista install disc.

Comodo Programs Manager v1.3 Review (Free Uninstaller)
Comodo Programs Manager is a fantastic piece of software, letting you completely remove any of your programs, as well as back them up for later use.

What Does a Registry Cleaner Do? What's it Used For?
What exactly does a registry cleaner do? Should you be running one? Will they fix your computer problems? Here's what you need to know.

How Often Should I Run a Registry Cleaner?
How often should you scan your registry for problems with a registry cleaner program? Honestly - you almost NEVER have to. Here's why...

Why is CCleaner Asking me to Pay? I Thought it was Free!
Is CCleaner free or do you have to pay for it before it'll fix registry issues? Don't worry, it's free, but here's why you might think it's not...

Remove All External Cables and Attachments (Step 3)
Step 3: Remove cables and devices attached to the computer.

Inspect Cables & Wires For Exposed Metal (Step 2)
Step 2 of a tutorial on checking for electrical shorts inside a desktop computer.

How To Disable the Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7
Here's how to disable the Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7. This filter is sometimes unwanted or can even causing browsing troubles.

How to Reset IE7 Security Settings to Default Levels
Here's how to reset the security settings in Internet Explorer 7 to their default levels. Resetting these levels may fix some kinds of browsing issues.

Information and Screenshot of the AlertCon Windows 7 Gadget
The AlertCon gadget displays the current Internet security state, right on your desktop. Page 13.

Information and Screenshot of the All CPU Meter Windows 7 Gadget
The All CPU Meter gadget keeps track of CPU usage (up to 8 cores) and both used and available physical memory. Page 6.

Information and Screenshot of the CPU Meter Windows 7 Gadget
The CPU Meter gadget keeps track of both CPU and memory usage. Page 5.

Information and Screenshot of the CPU Meter III Windows 7 Gadget
CPU Meter III is a gadget that keeps you posted on memory and processor use. Page 7.

Information and Screenshot of the GPU Observer Windows 7 Gadget
The GPU Observer gadget monitors GPU temperature, PCB temperature, GPU load, VPU load, PCB temperature, memory load, and GPU system clock. Page 3.

Information and Screenshot of the Drive Activity Windows 7 Gadget
The Drive Activity gadget produces a near-live view of your hard drive's activity. Page 14.

Information and Screenshot of the DriveInfo Windows 7 Gadget
The DriveInfo gadget keeps track of your total hard drive usage in GB and percentage format. Page 2.

Information and Screenshot of the System Control A1 Windows 7 Gadget
The System Control A1 gadget tracks multi-core CPU utilization, currently available memory, and system uptime. Page 8.

Information and Screenshot of the System Monitor Windows 7 Gadget
The System Monitor gadget tracks CPU usage, current RAM use, internal and external IP addresses, current time, battery usage, and wireless network signal. Page 11.

Information and Screenshot of the Uptime Windows 7 Gadget
The Uptime gadget keeps you updated on how long your Windows session has been active. Page 12.

Information and Screenshot of the Network Meter Windows 7 Gadget
The Network Meter gadget shows current IP address (internal and external), wireless signal quality, SSID, download/upload usage, and more. Page 9.

Information and Screenshot of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor Windows 7 Gadget
The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor gadget shows available wireless networks, signal strength and history, current SSID, channel, data rate, IP address, and more.

Information and Screenshot of the iPhone Battery Windows 7 Gadget
The iPhone Battery gadget monitors battery level. Page 4.

Information and Screenshot of the margu-NotebookInfo2 Windows 7 Gadget
The margu-NotebookInfo2 gadget monitors uptime, CPU clock speed and usage, RAM utilization, wireless network signal strength, and battery level. Page 10.

MOS File (What It Is & How To Open One)
AN MOS file is a Leaf Raw Image file. Learn how to open an .MOS file or convert an MOS file to another file format.

3GPP File (What It Is & How To Open One)
A 3GPP file is a 3GPP Multimedia file. Learn how to open a .3GPP file or convert a 3GPP file to another file format.

How To Talk to Tech Support
No one likes to talk to technical support but here are several things you can do to help make the experience a bit easier next time.

NewerTech NWTU2NVSPATA Review
The NewerTech NWTU2NVSPATA drive adapter can connect just about any storage device to a USB 2.0 port on your computer... easily!

Is Online Computer Repair a Better Option Than Local?
The decision between an online computer support service or a local one depends a lot on the kind of problem you're having. Here's help choosing.

Why Do Online Backup Services Have Fair Use Limits?
Some cloud backup services enforce a 'fair use limit' on their storage space, even in an unlimited plan! Here's why they do it and how to avoid it.

Comodo Rescue Disk v2 Review (A Free Bootable AV Tool)
Comodo Rescue Disk is an easy to use, free bootable antivirus program. See my full review of it here for features and instructions on getting started.

File Type Restrictions (Online/Cloud Backup Services)
A file type restriction in a cloud backup plan means that files of certain types are excluded from the backup.. which might be a problem. Here's more.

Defragmentation Software
Defragmentation resources like lists of defrag software programs, defragmentation software reviews, and more

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How To Disable Internet Explorer In Windows XP Using A Dummy Proxy Server
One way to disable Internet Explorer is to prevent the browser from accessing anything on the Internet. You can do that with a dummy proxy server.

6 Most Common DLL Errors and How to Fix Them
See the most common DLL errors, as well as their easy fixes. Don't download a DLL from an unsafe site - fix the problem the right way, once and for all!

Accton Support (Drivers, Email, & More)
Accton support information including Accton driver downloads, email contact details, and other Accton technical support options.

AboCom Systems Support & Driver Information
AboCom Systems support information including AboCom Systems driver downloads and other technical support options.

AMIBIOS Beep Codes (What to Do When Your PC Beeps)
A list of common AMI beep codes, the causes they represent, and troubleshooting steps to take to fix the issues that cause the beep codes.

AwardBIOS Beep Codes (What to Do When Your PC Beeps)
A list of common Award beep codes, the causes they represent, and troubleshooting steps to take to fix the issues that cause the beep codes.

Product Key How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Lots of product key and product activation tutorials, plus other how-to content about product keys like finding lost ones, etc.

Windows Product Keys How-To, Tutorial, & Other Info
Find product keys for Microsoft Windows operating systems. CD keys are required to install Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more.

21 Command Prompt Tricks and Hacks
Nearly two dozen Command Prompt tricks and other Command Prompt hacks to help you get the most out of the Command Prompt in Windows 7, 8, Vista, or XP.

NETGEAR Default Passwords
List of NETGEAR default passwords, sorted by NETGEAR router, switch, print server, bridge, firewall, repeater, and access point model.

Online Support Services - List of Companies Specializing in Live Online Support Services
A list of some of my favorite online support services, like Support.com, Tech Support Heroes, and lots more.

Directory of Computer Symptoms Troubleshooting Guides
Sometimes a computer doesn't give an error message but you know something isn't right. Here are some topics that will help you determine the problem.

Windows Installation Tutorials: Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP
Complete walkthroughs on the various ways to install Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Windows 9 How-To's, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Windows 9 is Microsoft's successor to Windows 8, release date to be determined.

WiebeTech Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, and More)
WiebeTech support information including WiebeTech driver downloads, WiebeTech manuals, and other WiebeTech technical support options.

Addonics Technologies Support (Manuals, Email, & More)
Addonics Technologies support information including driver downloads, manuals, and other Addonics Technologies technical support options.

ACTiSYS Support (Drivers, Phone, Email, and More)
ACTiSYS support information including ACTiSYS driver downloads, email contact details, and other ACTiSYS technical support options.

2wire Support (Drivers, Manuals, Phone, Email, & More)
2wire support information including 2wire driver downloads, 2wire manuals, and other 2wire technical support options.

How To Fix D3dx10_41.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3dx10_41.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3dx10_41.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Ole32.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for ole32.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download ole32.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Advrcntr6.dll is Missing Errors (Nero)
Advrcntr6.dll errors are caused when Nero can't find the advrcntr6.dll file. Don't download advrcntr6.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Msvcp80.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msvcp80.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download msvcp80.dll, fix the problem the right way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Fix D3drm.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3drm.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3drm.dll, fix the problem the right way.

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

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

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

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

How To Fix X3daudio1_6.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
X3daudio1_6.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download x3daudio1_6.dll, fix the problem the right way.

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

How To Fix D3d9.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
D3d9.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download d3d9.dll, fix the problem the right way.

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

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

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

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

How To Fix X3daudio.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
X3daudio.dll Not Found errors usually indicate a DirectX problem. Don't download x3daudio.dll, fix the problem the right way.

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

How To Fix Msvbvm50.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for msvbvm50.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download msvbvm50.dll, fix the problem the right way.

How To Fix Zlib1.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
A troubleshooting guide for zlib1.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download zlib1.dll, fix the problem the right way.

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

How To Fix Engine.dll is Missing or Not Found Errors
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Windows Vista Command Prompt Commands (Part 3)
Part 3 of a complete list of Windows Vista command line commands, commonly referred to as DOS commands and CMD commands.

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Part 3 of a complete list of Windows Vista command line commands, commonly referred to as DOS commands and CMD commands.

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Part 3 of a complete list of Windows Vista command line commands, commonly referred to as DOS commands and CMD commands.

System Error Codes: Code 1000 to Code 1099
A list of system error codes from Code 1000 through Code 1099.

System Error Codes: Code 1000 to Code 1099
A list of system error codes from Code 1000 through Code 1099.

System Error Codes: Code 1000 to Code 1099
A list of system error codes from Code 1000 through Code 1099.

System Error Codes: Code 1000 to Code 1099
A list of system error codes from Code 1000 through Code 1099.

System Error Codes: Code 1000 to Code 1099
A list of system error codes from Code 1000 through Code 1099.