One of the worst things that has ever happened to me is losing an Excel sheet with years worth of data. Back then, I didn’t know how to recover data from a corrupt Excel file, which sucked. If you have a corrupt Excel file, check out the post below to learn how to recover your data.
Repair A Corrupt Excel File
Sometimes the MBR (Master Boot Record) in Windows can become corrupt and cause scary errors like “Operating System not Found”. Luckily, it’s usually an easy fix since you just have to re-write over the corrupted MBR. Check out the post below for steps in Windows 7.
Fix MBR in Windows 7
One common problem I’ve seen on several of my Windows machines is a Generic Host Process for Win32 Services error. It comes up during startup a lot and is basically annoying. You can read the post below to fix this problem if you have it.
Fix Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Error
If you’re in IT, you’ve probably run into the situation where you have a MAC address, but need to figure out the IP address. There are a couple of different ways to go about doing this and the article below explains the steps in detail.
Determine IP Address from MAC Address
Learn how to use the Windows 7 problem steps recorder to record errors.
Troubleshoot Errors With Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder
By default, Windows will restart if the the system crashes. This means you might see a blue screen with an error message for a second or two before it disappears. If you want to see the error message, you have to disable automatic reboot.
Disable Automatic Reboot after System Crash
Inkjet printers are the most common printer in most consumer homes. They are cheaper than laserjet printers and work fine most of the time. However, they also have their share of problems like jams, streaks, or losing connections with your PC.
Troubleshooting Common Inkjet Printer Errors
Ever chat with tech support before and they keep asking you questions about your computer configuration? Support Details is an awesome site that gives you key information about your computer and lets you email it or export it to CSV/PDF. Sweet!
ShowMeWhatsWrong is a very cool site that aims to help people create screen recordings of computer problems easily. Go to the site, type in your name and email and you’ll get a link that you send to a friend or family member who is having issues. They record a screen cast and you get an email to view. Easy as that.
Even though Windows 7 is the best Windows ever, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be times when you have problems. For those of you having network & internet problems, Windows 7 has plenty of tools that can help you identify and fix the root cause. We’ve found for you a great tutorial showing how to work with all these tools.
How to Troubleshoot Network & Internet Problems