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Clean Your PC Cable Clutter

Get started on your PC spring cleaning by tidying up the mess of cables spilling all over your desk.

Prepare Your PC for Future Data Disasters

You've reinstalled Windows and restored your data. Now learn how to make the restore process smarter, safer, and easier next time.


On Your Side: Laptop Repair Troubles

A laptop comes back from the service center with additional damage. Plus: An HP desktop suffers from multiple problems.

Why Won't Windows Delete a File?

Though deleting seems to be a simple task, sometimes Windows balks at the idea. Find out why.


Is It Really Necessary to Update Windows?

Patches for Windows seem to arrive in a constant, annoying stream, but avoiding them is a bad idea.


How to Recover a Missing Recycle Bin

Learn why the Recycle Bin may have disappeared, and how to get it back.


How to Decipher PC Beep Codes

Is your PC emitting a series of beeps at startup? Here's how to figure out what they mean--and what you should do in response.

How to Cancel Stalled Print Jobs

What should you do when documents won't print and Windows refuses to let them out of the queue?

How to Prevent Windows From Rebooting Without Permission

Tired of losing your work when Windows restarts while you're away? Here's how to solve the problem.


How to Completely Uninstall Programs

Using an application's built-in uninstaller sometimes isn't enough. A downloadable utility can help clean up what remains.