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Your computer has served you well over the years, but lately you’ve been running into issues that you haven’t experienced in the past. You haven’t made any notable changes to your system and so you’re a little baffled by what’s causing the problem. Sound familiar? You’re starting to see blue screens, your hard drive is making a horrendous noise, or your computer beeps at your when you turn it on. Hopefully it’s something as simple as a driver or software update but maybe you’re about to experience a hardware failure. […]

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How do I fix 0x000007E Blue Screen error?

Even seasoned computer users get a shiver of fear over blue screen errors. They are well known for their cryptic messages and that they sometimes can be difficult to troubleshoot and repair. Fortunately, if you know which blue screen error you have, you have won the most difficult part of the battle. Now that you know that you have a 0x0000007E error, you can get down to the much easier task of fixing it. Check your hard drive for problems. This is a very common error when you have a […]

A “Blue Screen of Death”, or BSOD, is a scary (and frustrating) experience. Your computer suddenly stops whatever it was doing, shows this cryptic error, and then is either rendered useless or mysteriously reboots. On a particularly bad day, this will just keep happening over and over and over again, and you can’t get anything done. Fortunately, once you determine which screen you are getting you can quickly narrow down and solve the problem. NTOSKRNL.exe runs a lot of different things in your computer, so it may take a bit […]

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It is a terrifying sight. You are browsing the internet, listening to music or even worse – working on an important document in Word or Excel and suddenly, all you can see is a blue screen with an error message. This blue screen error, 0x0000007E, strikes terror into every computer user because it comes without warning and gives you no information on how to fix the problem except a strange string of numbers and letters. Well, fear not intrepid computer user, here are some ways that you can solve the […]

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Sometimes your PC will start up and check your hard drive for consistency. Find out what this means and how you can turn it off, if necessary.

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Hard Drives vs. Solid State Drives

Should you buy a hard drive or a solid state drive for your new or upgraded PC? We go over the pluses and minuses.

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Cloning a Hard Drive the Easy Way

Cloning a drive is like duplicating its contents all at once from one drive to another. It’s useful when moving to an SSD drive. Learn how to clone here.

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If you’ve never backed up your PC before, you should. Read this story and learn why regular PC backups are important.

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Resolving Hard Drive Problems in Windows

Sometimes your hard drive goes bad. Here are some ways to track down the problem and fix it, without having to buy a new one.

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Installing a new copy of Windows on a new drive can be a complicated process. Here are the step-by-step directions.

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It’s important to defragment your hard drive regularly to improve access times and save space. Here’s how to find the defragmenter utility in Windows 8.

I recently had occasion to upgrade most of my desktop PC. It was running terribly. Even basic Web browsing took an eternity, never mind games, graphics applications or anything at all.

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Defragmenting your hard drive, also known as defragging, helps it run faster by moving files closer together on the drive. It’s an important maintenance step, so learn how to do it in this interactive video.

So you’d like to go the Solid State Drive (SSD) route. Maybe you’ve heard that these types of drives are much faster than hard drives and are ideal for Windows and applications, while hard drives are good for movies and other large files.

So you’re running out of storage space.

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