PC Tech Tips for the real world...   This isn't your typical "tips" or support page with easy questions and generalized non-specific answers.  These solutions include the down-n'-dirty, nuts-n'-bolts, hard issues with real answers.

  WARNING:  Some of these solutions are for the advanced "expert" or "power user" only.  Use them at your own risk.

  1. My PC keeps locking up and crashing.  What should I do?
  2. I have to completely rebuild my machine.  How can I do that?
  3. Windows 95/98/ME doesn't do things like I want!  How can I customize?
  4. I backup my documents.  What else should I backup?
  5. I'm out of space!  What can I safely delete?
  6. I need an ASCII Chart or extended ASCII Chart, or PC Scan Code Chart.
  7. Blackbox cable specifications for RS-232, Tail Circuits, Standard null modems, and various connectors (view face only).
  8. I want to buy a new PC.  How do I choose and pick a PC?
  9. I need some utilities for my PC.  What are the best shareware and freeware programs?
  10. I hate junk mail!   Filters don't work, unsubscribe lists don't work, legislation doesn't work.   How do I really get rid of spam?
  11. How do I create successful web pages?
Have you found these "real world" tips and solutions useful?  Are you interested in seeing more?  Let me know by dropping a note in the guest page  (you can remain anonymous).  If there is enough interest (and suggestions for future tips) I'll consider adding solutions to this page.
Here are most of the Tech Tip pages and graphics in a single PDF file (as of Jan 2002)


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