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What to do when your USB device doesn't work

You plug a USB device into your PC's USB port…and nothing happens. Now what?

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What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working

The touchpad built into your laptop no longer responds to your fingers. Here's what to do about it.

Advice from an Apple tech: Got a Mac? Get a Dremel!

Does your computer toolkit include a Dremel? It may seem extreme, but a Dremel tool can be handy in a dire situation.

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How to solve the 10 most common tech support problems yourself

PC trouble? Try fixing the problem yourself with some advice from tech-support experts.

Learn which startup programs are safe to remove

Free utility Should I Remove It? uses crowd-sourcing to help you figure out which items you can ditch.

Five bookmarks every computer user should have

You can save yourself some time and headaches by keeping these important links at the ready.

The myth of driver backups

Before you reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows, make sure your drivers are in order.

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How to fix a broken favicon

Before you go to extreme measures to restore a messed-up favicon, try this simple fix.

Even new PCs can have problems

Don't expect a totally hassle-free experience with that new laptop or desktop. Do be prepared for issues to crop up.

How to undo accidental browser zoom

Did everything in your Web browser suddenly get big? Or small? Here's the likely cause--and an easy fix.