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Introduction to Windows Performance Monitor
Performance Monitor is a visual tool that system administrators can use to examine how various parameters of a Windows system are performing. More ...

Use chkdsk to Find and Repair Disk Errors in Windows 7
If your computer takes a long time to start, and occasionally locks up or crashes, Check Disk is a command line program that can perform an analysis of the disk and repair any errors it finds. More ...

How to Fix Overheating Computer
Your system works fine after a cold start, but after running for a while, it starts experiencing errors, or locks up entirely. This is a typical symptom of an overheating computer. In this article you learn how to determine if your computer is overheating, an how to cool it down. More ...

Stop Hard Disk Thrashing
Hard Disk Thrashing is when your computer's hard disk activity light stays on, and you hear your disk spinning most of the time, even when you're not doing anything on your computer. When you do try to do something on your computer, it responds very slowly. Article update. More ...

A Quality Freeware Hardware Diagnostic Tool
Restart your computer with the diskette in your floppy drive. Your computer will boot from the floppy and begin running a series of diagnostic tests to check your computers CPU, RAM, display, floppy drive, hard drive, serial port, and parallel port. 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 ...

Troubleshoot With Reliability Monitor
Windows Reliability Monitor, available in Windows 7 and Vista, is a built-in utility that analyzes your PC's event logs and provides a graphical display. If you click on an x, a list of the events related to the error will appear in the details box at the bottom of the page. More ...

Windows 10 Built-in Memory Diagnostic Tool
If your computer keeps crashing, freezing, or randomly rebooting, one likely cause could be a bad memory chip. Here's how to use Windows built-in memory diagnostic tool. More ...

How to Tame Your Mouse
Most mouses (mice?) work by use of a rubber ball that moves three rollers. It is very common for the rubber ball to pick up dirt and feed it into the internal mechanism of the mouse. Tame your mouse by giving it a good cleaning. More ...

Fix Windows 7 Repeatedly Tries to Update
If your PC repeatedly tries to install updates each time it's shut down, it's most likely because a Windows update has failed. Microsoft created the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 because of an inconsistency in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of updates, service packs, and software. More ...

How to Recognize and Repair Power Supply Problems
The Power Supply convert's your regular household current into low DC voltage used by the computer. When this component fails, there is simply no activity going on with your computer. Remember to do the easy troubleshooting first. Inspect the Power Supply for any damage. Double-Check all connections. 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 ...