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How to Troubleshoot Your PC: A Hypochondriac's Guide

Does your PC act as though it's about to die? Don't panic! We explain why the most common problems happen and what to do about them.

The Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!

PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!

Reinstalling Software Leads to Loss of Key Feature

An important software tool stopped working when this consumer reinstalled a program that had worked fine for more than a year.

Windows Freezes at Login Screen: Hardware Problem or Windows Problem?

After you've exhausted all the usual troubleshooting steps, it might be time to try some "alternative medicine."

How to Organize Your PC Cables

Your PC's case is more than likely cluttered with cables. Check out our illustrated guide to minimizing cable clutter and making your desktop cleaner, cooler, and more stable.

BlackBerry PlayBook Troubleshooting Tips for Tablet Newbies

Got a new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Or planning to pick up a discounted PlayBook for a friend or loved one this holiday season? CIO.com's Al Sacco offers up six quick and easy PlayBook troubleshooting tips that all RIM tablet owners should know.

How Can I Help Family Members Fix Their PC Problems?

If you're the family tech-support person, you'll love the speed and simplicity afforded by free screen-sharing service Join.me.

Stop Windows from Rebooting After Automatic Updates, 2011 Edition

You'd think Windows would refrain from this kind of behavior, but, no, you have to tweak its automatic-update settings. Here's how.

Get Started Managing Multiple PCs with Windows Intune

Discover Microsoft’s new cloud-based service to remotely secure, monitor, manage, and assist PCs via the Internet. Check out the features and see how to get started.

How to Add or Remove a Printer on a PC or Mac

Just picked up a new printer, or a new PC? We'll show you how to get them working together, quickly.