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Windows Troubleshooting

Understanding the boot.ini File
Understanding each step in the boot process is important for troubleshooting Windows startup problems. Boot.ini is one of the first files to come into play in the boot process, therefore it's important to know how to edit, or should it become necessary, to replace the boot.ini file. More ...

Repairing Internet Explorer
Because the Windows operating system relies on many components of Internet Explorer, any problems with Internet Explorer can affect other areas of the system. More ...

How to Restore an HP Computer to Factory Settings
If your HP computer is experiencing problems, sometimes a factory reset can be a quick way to fix your computer. Here's how. More ...

Troubleshooting a Dead Computer
The Windows startup sequence is nightmarish, bloated, overcomplicated mess. If you have ever experienced your computer freeze up part way through the startup sequence, or beep and spew out error messages rather than starting up, you may think your computer is dead for good. More ...

Troubleshooting Computer Freeze (Lockup) Problems
Your computer was working fine, but then suddenly started locking up (aka hanging or freezing), rebooting itself (crashing) or shutting down spontaneously? If you know only too well what I am talking about, then read on! More ...

How to Fix Mshtml.dll Error
Mshtml.dll enables browsers to analyze and use HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. So, when browsers fail to find that file, they end up crashing. Here's how to fix Mshtml.dll errors. More ...

PC Troubleshooting - Symptoms of a Bad CPU
It's very difficult to determine if a failure is caused by the CPU because many other components can cause the same symptom when they fail. Before suspecting the CPU, rule out all the other possibilities. More ...

How to Troubleshoot and Repair Optical Drive
Because an optical drive is a mechanical device many of the causes of their failure will be physical. So the first thing you want to look for is a loose power cable or data cable. More ...

How to Fix Hard Drive Errors and Slowdown
Hard drive errors that indicate errors in sector X or Y occur when the electrical motor sends the spindle to a section of the disk that cannot be read. In this case, you may be able to fix hard drive errors to allow the section to be read. This article hopes to aid you when you need to an easy way to fix hard drive problems. More ...

Free DOS Boot Floppy Reads NTFS
NTFS Reader for DOS works similar to the old DOS file managers. You use the [Tab], [Shift] + [Tab], and Arrow keys to navigate. You can get a directory / file listing of an NTFS formatted drive (in DOS 8 + 3 character file name format) and copy files from the NTFS drive to a FAT formatted drive. 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 ...

PC Troubleshooting - No Sound
Troubleshooting a problem with PC sound is difficult because there are many points of possible failure. The first rule of troubleshooting is to check the obvious first. There are many sound volume controls, is one turned all the way down? More ...