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Data Transfer Between Smartphone and PCTransfer Your Files Between a Smartphone and Your Windows PC Without the Hassle If you have an Android smartphone and a laptop or PC, you are often confronted by the question: how can I synchronise the data on my phone so that I have it on both devices? Perhaps you’d like to edit a photo …

Categories: Multimedia, Networks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: D010

Device Manager SecretsThe Device Manager, as its name suggests, allows you to take control of every aspect of your computers hardware. Each component in your computer needs software to control it. These drivers can be manipulated and even replaced via the Device Manager. The Device Manager also allows you to troubleshoot any problems you may encounter with …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: 98, 2000, XP, Vista
Reference: D1

Driver Problems SolvedEach of the components in your computer as well as the peripherals that you add to it, such as your printer, cannot operate without drivers. Drivers are small pieces of software that tell your computer what it needs to know in order how to use them. For example, if you upgrade your graphics card, you …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: D10

Data Protection with ClonezillaAn image of your hard drive has many advantages over a standard backup. If your system becomes damaged and you have to replace your hard drive, you don’t need to re-install Windows from scratch and then tediously re-install all of your applications and copy back your data. All you need to do is copy the …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: D100

Data Protection on Your PCIf your hard drive crashes, you’ve probably lost everything. Even if you can use some data recovery software to get back some of your documents, it is unlikely to be able to recover your entire Windows system. The solution is to restore your entire PC from a backup. This will save you hours of work …

Categories: Basics, Installation & Setup, Optimisation, Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: D101

Data Backup with an Exact CopyAn exact 1:1 copy of your hard drive is known as a system ‘image’ and has many advantages over a standard backup. If your system becomes damaged and you have to replace your hard drive, you don’t need to re-install Windows from scratch and then tediously re-install all of your applications and copy back your …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: D102

Rescue with Emergency CDsIf you have accidentally lost important data from your system you need to employ professional data recovery tools. If you install these tools on to your system after data has been lost, there is a danger that the missing data will be overwritten, so the solution is to create a restoration CD that will boot …

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Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: D105

DLL Hell: Fixing Windows Library ProblemsDLL files have been with Windows since the earliest versions, and are Microsofts way of sharing code between more than one application. By sharing code, applications can be made smaller in terms of the disk space they use up, and also multiple applications can make use of the same Windows features. For example, applications that …

Categories: Hardware, Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: D11

Data Rescue with the New ESET DVDIf Windows suddenly refuses to boot due to a virus infection, you need an emergency CD/DVD, or an emergency USB flash drive at hand to start the system. You can then use the anti-virus tools built into your emergency rescue disc/drive to get rid of viruses and save your important data from your damaged system. …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: D110

Drivers Troubleshooting Errors and ConflictsA malfunctioning device driver can strike at any time and have a devastating effect on your computer. The most obvious problem it can cause is that the hardware device associated with the driver will actually stop working completely. Many other strange and inexplicable errors, however, can also be caused by faulty device drivers. The vast …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: D12

Data Rescue Tools in Case of EmergenciesWhen you lose an important document or file there is only one thing that helps: step-by-step instructions to use professional repair tools to rescue the missing data. When your data is in danger it can be very stressful, particularly when you rely on your PC for your job. So, if important data suddenly disappears, either …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: D120

Drivers: Fast Repairs for Hardware ProblemsDrivers are the essential glue that connect Windows to your PCs hardware devices. Unfortunately, all too often this glue comes unstuck, and youll find that a hardware device refuses to work, or doesnt operate properly. When this happens, you need to track down and replace the driver that is at fault. However, doing this can …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: D14

DirectX: Fun with StabilityDirectX is Microsofts multimedia interface, which pushes your PC to peak performance when using DirectX compatible games, and other software programs with multimedia effects. However, unavoidable problems can occur with DirectX. Frequent DirectX version updates and DirectXs close connection with your operating system and graphics card drivers can prompt instabilities, errors and even crashes. DirectX …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: D15

Data Security Using Shadow CopiesMicrosoft first introduced the Volume Shadow Copy Service in Windows XP, to keep an eye on system files and make sure they are not modified or damaged. In Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 this has been expanded, to protect your personal files too. VSS provides you with a quick and easy way to restore files …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: D150

Disaster Recovery: Protect Yourself from Data LossAt some point while using your computer, you will suffer (if you havent already) some form of data loss. This could range from a minor incident such as an accidentally deleted file to a more serious event like a hard disk failure resulting in all of your files being lost. Everything you do with your …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 2000, XP, Vista
Reference: D16

DLL Troubleshooting for a Problem-free SystemIn order to save time when writing applications, software developers use code libraries that store common functions and routines, meaning that each developer doesnt have to re-invent the wheel each time they write a program. This has many benefits, such as a common look and feel for Windows, since each application uses the same library …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: D18

Device Manager: Fix Serious Hardware ErrorsYour PCs processor and motherboard arent much use on their own. You need to add a hard drive, graphics card, monitor, keyboard and mouse, at least, and probably a network adaptor and sound card. Unfortunately, each extra device that you add brings its own set of problems, and while the vast majority of modern PC …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: D19

Data: Keep Important Files 100% SafeMaking a backup of your hard drive has never been more important; the rise of the multimedia PC means that should your hard drives fail or a virus attack your systems, you could lose often irreplaceable photos, videos and music as well as valuable business documents, emails and personal correspondence. For this reason, its essential …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: D2

Data Backup: Safeguard Your Important FilesPutting in place a data backup system for your files and folders is one of the most important things that you should do with your computer. If you do not make backup copies of your documents, accounts or images and then suffer from a catastrophic system crash you may be unable to recover these files. …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: D20

Cure Digital Camera Errors in MinutesDigital cameras are one of the most popular peripherals that people connect to their PCs. Your PC and printer can act as a digital darkroom, saving a fortune in photo processing costs and allowing you to apply all kinds of effects to your pictures. Unfortunately, sometimes you fall at the first hurdle, and Windows won’t …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: D215