readers are talented ghostbusters!
proven time and time again in the Windows Secrets reader mail, and
was shown once more in the discussion on preventing and removing
A little ghostbusting is all it takes to free your system of nonexistent
Windows sometimes displays USB drives and other removable devices that are no
longer connected to your system. Here’s how to cure the problem and prevent it
from happening again.
Having hard-drive trouble? Don’t panic! Odds are, there’s a fix.
If the CPU is your PC’s brain, then the hard drive is its heart,
pumping necessary data throughout your system. Hard drive troubles
are the PC equivalent of a heart attack, but the tips
below will ensure that your data has a long life!
Free online tools can help speed your downloads and Web browsing.
First, use a free connection analyzer to find out exactly what your optimum settings
should be. Then, use a free tweaking tool to actually make the changes.
For some, Windows Registry cleaning is a waste of time. For others, it’s
Here’s how to tell if your PC might benefit from a thorough cleaning of its
Log files can be useful, but they mainly just take up space.
Trim away your useless log files to gain space and make your backups and
restores smaller and faster!
Usually a major hardware change causes endless software hassles. It doesn’t
have to be this way.
If your current PC doesn’t have "PCI Express" technology, your next one most
likely will. Here’s the scoop on PCI Express and what it means for Windows
There are currently 265 different "top level domains" (.com, .edu, .org,
etc.) to choose from when registering your domain. What’s best?
First, let’s help a reader who’s wondering if he got ripped off in buying a
.name domain name.
One tool says your PC is infected. Another says you’re clean. Which do you
No need to flip a coin! With a little sleuthing, you can get to the bottom of
just about any malware confusion.
The CPU wars won’t be over any time soon. In the meantime, which CPU chip —
Intel or AMD — is best for Windows?
Benchmarks can help, but the full answer lies elsewhere. I’ll cover that, plus
crash sleuthing and lots more in today’s issue!