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Tim Fisher

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By Tim Fisher

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Beep Code Created: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A beep code is a tone, or series of tones, produced during the POST. A Beep code usually indicates a major hardware problem.
    • Windows Vista Command Prompt Commands Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A complete list of Command Prompt commands in Windows Vista. There are over 200 commands, sometimes called DOS or CMD commands, in Windows Vista.
    • How To Access Device Manager From the Command Prompt in Windows XP Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Here's how to open Device Manager from the Command Prompt in Windows XP. This method can be faster than using the Control Panel.
    • What is an AZW File? Created: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      An AZW file is a Kindle eBook Format file. Learn how to open an .AZW file or convert an AZW file to another file format.
    • Why is There a Yellow Exclamation Point in Device Manager? Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A yellow exclamation point next to a device in Device Manager means that there's an issue with the device. Here's what to do.
    • How To Start Windows 8 or 8.1 in Safe Mode Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A tutorial on starting Windows 8 or 8.1 in Safe Mode. If you can start Windows 8 in Safe Mode you may be able to fix whatever startup problem you're having.
    • HTTP Status Code Errors Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A list of HTTP status code errors (4xx client and 5xx server HTTP status codes) and how to fix them. HTTP status code errors appear in the browser window.
    • How To Delete Temporary Internet Files in IE11 Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Instructions on deleting temporary Internet files (cache) in Internet Explorer 11. Clearing the cache in IE11 can fix certain browser issues.
    • Firmware Created: Thursday, July 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Firmware is software that's installed on a small memory chip on a hardware device. Firmware allows hardware to be updated.
    • Boot Order Created: Monday, May 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The boot order is the sequence of devices that a computer will look for bootable data on. Boot order is configured in BIOS.
    • What is an XLSB File? Created: Saturday, February 07, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An XLSB file is an Excel Binary Workbook file. Learn how to open an .XLSB file or convert an XLSB file to another file format.
    • Battery Backup Created: Sunday, August 12, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A UPS is a device that helps provides consistent power to a computer system. A UPS can also be called a battery backup or uninterruptible power supply.
    • Linksys E900 Default Password Created: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find the Linksys E900 default password, default username, and default IP address here, plus more help with your Linksys E900 (N300) router." itemprop="description" Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here's how to roll back a driver in Windows 7, Vista, and XP. A driver can be rolled back to quickly revert to an older, working version.
    • BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) Created: Thursday, June 14, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) is a serious Windows error that appears on a full-screen, blue background. A BSOD is more correctly called a STOP error.
    • How To Write a New Partition Boot Sector To a Windows 7/8/Vista System Partition Created: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Easy instructions on writing a new partition boot sector to a Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista system partition using the bootrec /fixboot command.
    • How To Delete Temporary Files in Windows Vista Created: Friday, May 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here's how to manually remove temporary files in Windows Vista. These files are located in your "Temp" folder and are no longer needed by Vista.
    • 39 Online Backup Services Reviewed Created: Sunday, September 23, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A list of the best online backup services, updated April 2014. Online backup services back up your files to secure data centers over the Internet.
    • How To Fix Sqlite3.dll Not Found or Missing Errors Created: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A troubleshooting guide for sqlite3.dll errors. Don't download sqlite3.dll from a DLL download site, fix the problem the right way." itemprop="description">
    • 5 Business Online Backup Services Reviewed Created: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A list of business online backup services, updated April 2014. Read my reviews of the best cloud backup services for business and enterprise clients.
    • How To Fix Msvcp71.dll Not Found or Missing Errors Created: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A troubleshooting guide for msvcp71.dll is missing and similar errors. Don't download msvcp71.dll, fix the problem the right way." itemprop="description"><...
    • How Do I Install Windows Updates? Created: Monday, May 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Windows updates are often installed automatically on Patch Tuesday but you may choose to install updates yourself. Here's how to install Windows updates manually.
    • Service Pack Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A service pack is a collection of patches, and sometimes additional features, for a piece of software or operating system.
    • Net Send Created: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The net send command is used to send messages on a network. Learn more about the net send command and see several net send command examples.
    • How To Perform a New Installation of Windows 7 (Part 1 of 2) Created: Thursday, July 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here's how to install Windows 7 on a new, empty hard drive. Follow this easy to understand, visual step-by-step guide to get Windows 7 running in no time!
    • Keyfinder Thing v3.1.6 Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Keyfinder Thing is a great at finding keys for some programs that others don't, but the lack of support for Windows 7 is big disadvantage.
    • How To Update Drivers in Windows Vista Created: Saturday, July 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to update drivers in Windows Vista with this tutorial. Updating drivers is a good troubleshooting step when a hardware device isn't working.
    • How To Install a Windows 7 Gadget Created: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Instructions on how to install a Windows 7 gadget. Gadgets are small programs that run on the Windows 7 desktop.
    • 401 Unauthorized Created: Sunday, November 26, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 401 Unauthorized error means the page you were trying to access needs valid user ID and password before you can view it. Here are some things to try.
    • Advanced Boot Options Created: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Advanced Boot Options menu is a menu of advanced Windows startup and troubleshooting modes, including Safe Mode.
    • Flash Drive Created: Sunday, August 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A flash drive is a portable data storage device. A flash drive is like a tiny hard drive only without moving parts.
    • How Do I Uninstall or Remove Internet Explorer From Windows XP? Created: Sunday, January 21, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Completely removing or uninstalling IE from Windows XP is possible but causes more problems than it fixes. Here are some other, just-as-good solutions.

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