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