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Explosion

Will I Lose All Data When My Computer Crashes?

It’s incredibly rare for a software crash to damage any drive connected to a computer. Other things, like a lightning strike, can do serious damage.

PS/2 Y-adapter

Why Do I Need to Unplug and Plug in my USB Device to Keep It Working?

USB ports (or the cables that connect to them) can go bad for many reasons. These  steps can get your connected devices running again.

Router Backside

Will buying a new modem/router increase my internet speed?

Many things can interfere with a network speed test on your end. Make sure your speed test gives you the most accurate results by following these guidelines.

A run of the Strings utility

Why is my partially recovered document still not readable?

Writing over a file is a good way to lose data, but if you are willing to dive into some command line programs, you may be able to recover some of it.

Is It Safe to Delete Log Files?

In general, it’s safe to delete log files, but is it really a necessary risk? You know what I’ll say… be sure to back up first.

Windows XP Start Menu

Does Windows 8 Have XP Mode?

Older games need a different operating system than the one provided by Windows 7 or 8. With a virtual machine, you can run Windows XP  (and your games) on any machine that has enough power.

Advertising!

Why am I getting double underlined links that display an ad?

This sounds like an advertisement coming from the website. Advertising funds websites that deliver otherwise free information. If you don’t want to look at it, you have only a few options.

Laptop Computer

Is a $1000 Enough for a New Laptop to Last Me for Many Years?

Setting a budget for a new computer is a fine idea, but it’s best to dive in a little deeper and determine your processing and memory needs before you go shopping.