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Troubleshooting Resources

PC Hardware

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    PC Guide

    This site is a tremendous trove of information with well-written explanations of PC technology, thorough troubleshooting procedures and step-by-step instructions for common PC updates and upgrades.

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    Tom's Hardware Guide

    One of the Web’s truly useful treasures, this site has tons of great information about PCs, CPUs, and virtually any kind of hardware you need to deal with. It’s in desperate need of a good editor, but there’s lots of good stuff.

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    System Optimization - PC Hardware and Performance Guide

    Another really useful site with lots of great original material as well as links to other really good stuff all over the ‘net.

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PC Operating Systems

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    Windows Support Center

    A wonderful find, this site features an extensive collection of original support articles, links to other support sites, freeware utilities, registry patches and a great Shutdown Troubleshooter that’s worth a visit in and of itself.

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    Windows Startup

    This is another great site that has tips on getting around Windows startup problems and an even more extensive list of programs that run in the background.

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    TechSupport Alert

    A great site that offers lots of very well-written “How-To” guides as well as links to many other excellent troubleshooting resources on the web. Good stuff.

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    Windows TechFiles

    This site offers many well-written articles explaining some common but confusing Windows-related issues. The articles not only explain why the problem is happening, they also tell you how to fix them.

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PC Drivers

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    WinDrivers.Com

    You’ll find a growing collection of drivers here, as well as some useful troubleshooting tips for driver-related problems.

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    The Driver Zone

    Looking for a driver for an old add-in card? Or maybe the latest version for several new cards? This is great resource, with lots of drivers that you can download for free.

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    FCC Product ID Database

    Can’t figure out who made a particular component in your PC? Just find the FCC ID number, type it into this database and you’ll get the company’s name and contact information.

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Home Networking

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    Practically Networked

    This site includes product reviews, tutorials and more on the burgeoning home networking/high-speed Internet access sharing market.

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    DSL Reports

    If you want info about DSL products and services, as well as advice on how to best take advantage of your DSL line, this site is a great resource.

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    NAT White Paper

    Trying to make sense of Network Address Translation and other shared Internet connection technologies? This explanatory page from VicomSoft’s web site is bound to help.

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General Info

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    PC Webopedia

    A very thorough, accurate online computer dictionary that not only offers well-written definitions of common (and not-so-common) technology-related terms, but also provides useful links related to the words you look up.

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    File Extensions

    Ever try to figure out a file’s type by looking at its three dot extension? If so, this site is for you. It’s got a comprehensive listing of extensions with a brief description of what the different types of files are.

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    BugNet

    If you’re trying to find out whether an annoying problem you keep running into is really a bug in one of your programs (or even your hardware), then this is the place to go. These folks keep track of and report on all kinds of different bugs. Note that some of the info they provide is free while other portions require a paid subscription.

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Graphics

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    The FontSite

    Interesting articles about typography and other design issues, as well as lots of free fonts and other goodies make this a winner.

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    A few scanning tips

    Wayne Fulton’s guide to scanning offers great advice on how to buy and use scanners. Be sure to check out his very useful scanning tips articles.

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