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What Is a Bad Sector and How Can I Repair It?

By Liz Cornwell 11 February 2010 in Cleanup & Repair
Bad sectors are fairly common with normal computer use and the imperfections of the world we live in; however, there are several simple steps you can take to prevent HDD bad sectors and to repair any that you do have. Here is a step-by-step guide.
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How to Find and Delete Duplicate Files

By Liz Cornwell 24 January 2010 in Cleanup & Repair
Apart from using up hard drive space, duplicate files can slow down your computer. But how to find them? You can spend hours trying to identify duplicates when looking through folders. Fortunately there are many programs that can help you...
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Why Should I Use Registry Cleaners?

By Liz Cornwell 18 November 2009 in Cleanup & Repair
Most computer users have heard of the Windows registry or at least saw numerous registry cleaners advertised all over the Internet. But how do registry cleaners help? To understand this, you need to know what the registry is and how it works...
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How to Find Your PC's System Information

By Liz Cornwell 12 October 2009 in Cleanup & Repair
Sometimes you need to get specific information about your computer. For example, when you have problems with your PC and are talking to a technical support person. Here is how to find information about your PC using Windows system information tool.
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How to Speed Up Vista Performance

By Liz Cornwell 5 September 2009 in Performance Tweaks
Windows Vista has lots of great features, like Aero, but they can slow down your computer. Luckily, it's possible to speed up Vista by customizing its settings. Follow these simple steps to improve your Windows Vista performance.
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