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I use my PC everyday and receive 200+ emails per day. So my slow PC is a real problem. I traced my problem back to when I opened an email that turned out to be SPAM. Since then my Dell Inspiron laptop shuts off without warning, take minutes to reboot and freezes for minutes at a time. This on top of 'Chrome Not Responding' errors are killing me. Today I got a corrupt file message, so I ran my Avast AV. It says I am protected. Next, I called Dell support who concluded I had a hidden virus or malware that corrupted Windows 10 and suggested I re-install Windows or restore and repair my OS. Can you suggest how I can safely test and restore Windows for my Dell laptop?
– Parker S. Westfield, NJ

The safest and best all around tool that we've tested to repair and restore Windows is Windows Repair Tool. For more than 10 years, 50M+ users have trusted Windows Repair Tool to find and repair every Windows problem ranging from missing or corrupt files, viruses, malware and other nasty junk that damage PC performance. Here's what to do. It's simple. First download Windows Repair Tool and allow it to safely diagnose your system and provides a complete system report. Next, this power tool will safely repair and actually restore Windows without requiring a reinstall. The Windows Repair Tool has patented Windows repair and restore technology that replaces critical system files that have been damaged with fresh files. Think of it as a total PC and Windows tune up without performing a risky Windows reinstall. Windows Repair Tool will repair and optimize your PC safely and return it to peak performance. Best of all Windows Repair Tool is free to try.

I am in TROUBLE after accidentally deleting 1100 plus photos from our Acer PC and my wife's phone. I tried a tool I found online but many of the files appear to be corrupted. Is it possible to undelete or recover my files and see them again? Thanks and please help if possible.
– Dillon M., Reno, NV

There's a good chance your photos can be recovered. But be careful. You don't want to corrupt them by overwriting the files. We have recommended the 'Smart Scan' feature found in NTFS Undelete. Since 2005 millions of satisfied users that have trusted NTFS Undelete's file recovery technology. NTFS Undeleteinstalls safely, scans your device for the deleted files and shows you their recovery status. Before you scan, choose the storage location that you want to recover deleted files from such as Hard Drives, USB Thumb Drives, Camera Media Cards, Floppy Disks and other storage devices like a phone. Next, run the NTFS Undelete Smart Scan feature. Within minutes, NTFS Undelete will find your deleted files and guide you step by step through the recovery process.

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Driver Tip: Common Fixes for Driver Problems

If you are having problems with drivers after you have installed them, here are some common fixes that will solve most of your driver problems. Restarting Your Computer – After installing a driver be sure to restart your computer. Many drivers will not work properly until the system is restarted. Reinstall the Driver - If you are facing hardware issues, one of the first steps you should take is to reinstall the hardware driver. In many cases this will solve your problem. When you do this, Windows automatically detects and installs the hardware, like new. To do this, go to "Device Manager" on your Windows machine and select "Confirm Device Removal". Then reinstall the driver and reboot the system. Rolling Back a Driver - This is a very easy process and there is nothing unsafe about it. To roll back a device driver means to revert to the old version. Windows will use the previous version of your driver. In your Device Manager, right click on the device and choose Properties. Click on the Driver tab, and then click Rollback Driver.

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PC Security Tip: Disable Location Tracking

Windows 10 tracks your location and it is useful in certain situations such as locating the nearest restaurants and updates about the local weather. If you are concerned with security you can prevent Windows 10 from tracking your location. Go to “Location” section in privacy settings. Disable the location service option.

BIOS Tip – Overclocking Assistant

We are constantly asked about overclocking features and many new Intel BIOS contain a new feature called Overclocking Assistant. Intel's overclocking assistant in the BIOS makes Overclocking even easier if tweaking for performance and the BIOS options are a little much. By contrast, those who do tweak can use the tool to find some good baseline starting points for overclocking based on the data that Intel has acquired through its testing of the platform. When set to Manual, the User must manually configure Performance questions. When set to Automatic, all Performance questions (including those in subscreens) are grayed out except for Processor Speed (GHz), Internal Graphics Speed (GHz), Memory Speed (MHz); the following questions are set as follows:

  • Failsafe Watchdog - Enable
  • Host Clock Frequency (MHz) - 100
  • Processor Voltage Override Type - None
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology - Enable
  • Sustained Mode Time (Seconds) - 1
  • IGD Current Limit (Amps) - 64
  • Active Core-Based Ratio Limits - Disable

Found in the performance section it allows you to quickly and simply choose processor speed and memory speed.

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Tech Tip

Quickly locate hard disk space-hoarding apps

Microsoft introduced this useful tool in the new Settings app in Windows 10. To find it, click Settings, then System, then Storage.

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