Don't-Miss Stories

Sudden Temporary Slowdowns

Shermlindcastle asked the Answer Line forum why his PC occasionally slows down to a crawl

Reasons to Partition

Michael Crandall wants to know if dividing his hard drive into multiple, smaller partitions will improve its speed

10 Free, Must-Have Windows Tools for IT Pros

No Windows geek or PC support pro should be without these must-have utilities -- and they're all free.

on techhive.com

10 Terrific (and Free!) Windows Tools for IT Pros

No Windows geek or PC support pro should be without these must-have utilities.

The Computer Maintenance Flash Drive

Andy Ludlum asked me to recommend portable diagnostic programs to keep on a flash drive.

More on Image Backups

Mike Bell asked the Answer Line forum what an image backup actually backs up; I offer more advice than he asked for

Microsoft Finally Patches ActiveX

Maybe they should call it "Delayed Patch Tuesday"? Where's the outrage?

Fix Corrupt Drivers

Pinkston32 discovered about 20 missing or corrupt drivers messing up his system. He asked the Answer Line forum what to do.

Why All the Svchosts?

Antohne asked the Answer Line forum about the six or seven svchost.exe processes in Task Manager

When an Unwanted Program Lacks an Uninstaller

Sports03 has programs on his Start menu he doesn't want, but they have no uninstallers. He asked the Answer Line forum what to do.