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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 - Common Laptop Problems
In this video Dave Andrews talks about common laptop problems. One of the most common laptop problems is overheating. Another common problem with laptops is the battery. Another common problem is the LCD screen. More ...

Windows Doesn?t Shut Down
I have always believed Windows should start and shutdown like turning a light switch on and off. Instead it sits there churning away loading unnecessary software and making unnecessary checks every time it starts or shuts down. And now, instead of shutting down, Windows XP may reboot. More ...

No Computer Sound
If you hear the WAV file play, then your basic sound configuration is working properly. If you did not hear the WAV file play, continue reading (troubleshooting problems with the more complex sound file formats will be covered in future article). 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 ...

How to Fix CD-ROM Redirector Error
Mscdexnt is a CD-ROM redirector that allows the CD-ROM to access from MS-DOS. It is also one of the core system files. It requires loading the right CD-ROM driver, normally from CONFIG.SYS. More ...

How To Service a Nvidia 8800GTS Graphics Card
Servicing the 8800GTS (320MB and 640MB) is recommended and is a relatively simple process that can be completed in as little as ten minute. Performing this simple procedure once every 6-12 months should keep your 8800GTS running cooler and can help to extend its lifespan considerably. More ...

How to Fix No Mouse Pointer Problem
When your mouse pointer disappears, its very important to get it back. Windows was designed to be usable without a pointing device. To do so, you need to navigate the pointing devices configuration screens using the [Tab] and [Arrow] keys. More ...

Video - Dell Display Inverter Replacement Tutorial
A circuit board inside the laptop called the inverter circuit takes the lower DC voltage from the laptop battery and converts it to a higher AC to voltage the fluorescent back light. It's common for these inverter circuits to fail. This video shows you step-by-step how to disassemble the LCD display and replace that inverter circuit board. More ...

Video - How to Use Memtest86+ to Test Your PC's Memory Subsystem
This video by Matt from Gaslamp Computers shows you how to run the FREE Memtest86+ program to determine if your PC's memory subsystem is working properly. More ...

How to Fix Aclui Errors
aclii.dll is an important component responsible for reading the systems access control list which is necessary for viewing the permissions of an object. More ...

Windows 7 Startup Modes for Troubleshooting
Windows 7 has several startup modes, called "Advanced Boot Options" that can help when troubleshooting the system. For example, the Safe Mode option lets you start the operating system in a limited state with only basic configuration settings and basic default device drivers. More ...