The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
When the Windows operating system encounters a situation where it can't continue,
or where continuing might lead to data corruption, it comes to a screeching halt
and displays an incomprehensible error message on a screen with a blue background.
This situation is referred to as "The Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD). More ...
Is Your Laptop Overheating? - 12 Tips To Prevent Overheating
There are a whole bunch of reasons why you would think your laptop may be overheating and because this is such a common problem I have decided to write an article on some of the heating causes and what you can do to prevent it. More ...
Video - Using the Problem Steps Recorder Tool
Problem Steps Recorder allows users to record the steps they're performing that are causing the problem. The steps are saved as screen shots in a file can be emailed to help desk personnel who can open the file in Internet Explorer and use it to help troubleshoot the user's problem. More ...
How to Troubleshoot Your Computer's Keyboard
A computer's keyboard is a mechanical device, and a cheaply constructed mechanical
device at that. The problem with mechanical devices is that they wear out and/or get
dirty and stop working properly. In this article, I provide some information about
how to troubleshoot a keyboard that's not working properly, or not working at all. More ...
Video - Exploring with Process Explorer
In this video, Leo Notenboom walks through some of the features and useful things you can
do using SysInternals Process Explorer. When you start Process Explorer, you'll see a list
of processing running. Double-click on a process for more information about it. More ...
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out
This book is for all level of Windows 7 users ranging from beginner to quite advanced. Lots of tips and tricks explained with screenshots. Contains a ton of useful troubleshooting tips for Windows 7.
the help desk. More ...
Fix CD Writer Buffer Underrun Errors
You patiently wait 20 minutes while your CD Writer has written 300 of 600 MB to a CD-R. Suddenly
the buffer underrun error message appears, ending your recording session and wasting your time
and a CD-R disc. More ...
Troubleshoot Windows XP with Free Upgrade Advisor
As Microsoft has advanced the Windows operating system from versions 3 and lower, which
were DOS based, to Windows XP, which is based on the NT (New Technology) operating system,
more and more legacy hardware devices and software applications where allowed to become incompatible. More ...
The System Information utility
The System Information utility provides a Tools menu, that gives you quick access to Windows
Systems Tools such as Disk Cleanup and Dr. Watson so you can troubleshoot your system. More ...
Can't Boot From CD or DVD Drive
There are several situations where you might need to boot from an optical drive, for example
if you want to install an operating system or use a live disc to troubleshoot a system. If
you find that your computer can't boot from its optical drive, this article contains a few
tips that might help solve the problem. More ...
How to Troubleshoot and Fix No Sound
It can be so frustrating when you get on your computer and you don't get any sound. What makes it worse is you have no idea how to fix no sound. We'll walk you through some basic sound troubleshooting to get your sound up and running again. More ...
Run Old Programs in Windows Vista
Every time Microsoft releases a new version of the Windows operating system, a whole
slew of old programs stop working. By using the Program Compatibility Wizard or by
manually setting a programs Compatibility properties, you might be able to run programs
written for previous versions of Windows. More ...