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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 ...

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 ...

How to Fix logoncli.dll Error
logoncli.dll is a Net Logon Client DLL. If logoncli.dll is missing or corrupted, it will cause an error. More ...

How To Troubleshoot Video Display Problems
When you have problems with your video display, it can be something as simple as having the brightness turned down to a bad controller on the motherboard. If you have not done, first learn to identify the components of the video display system. More ...

Video - Dell Laptop CPU Replacement Tutorial
CPUs rarely fail, and 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. But if you feel a bad CPU is causing your problem, this video shows you how to replace it in a Dell laptop. More ...

How to Spot a Failing Hard Drive
Everybody who uses computers regularly is likely to experience either data loss or a failed hard drive at some time. Hard drive maintenance can be broken down into two distinct functions: checking the disk for failed clusters and keeping data organized on the drive so that it can be accessed quickly. 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 ...

Windows 10 Built-in Troubleshooters
Each of the troubleshooters included with Windows 10 launches an interactive problem-solving tool that steps you through diagnosis and resolution of common problems. 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 Repair Hard Drive Problems
you should ASSUME NOTHING when diagnosing any computer problem. We diagnosed a new PC with a video display problem. After briefly looking at the video card it took a while to see that the video card was not pushed into the adapter slot completely. 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 Troubleshoot, Dissemble, and Repair a Laptop Display
This article shows you how to troubleshoot, dissemble, and repair a laptop display with a video showing how to dissemble and replace the inverter. More ...