Tom's Guide: 15 Tips and Tools for Buggy Machines

It happens. Everything is fine and suddenly you're faced with the dreaded BSOD. Never fear. The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of tips and tools to help you and your buggy machine get back in tip-top form. Check out '15 Tips and Tools for Buggy Machines' for the full list!

Sooner or later, we've all got to deal with a buggy desktops and unstable systems. It could be because of failing hardware, poor network security discipline, a bad patch or driver. If you don't know what you're doing (and sometimes, even when you do), diagnosing and repairing a glitchy machine for a friend or a family member can be a frustrating experience. Don't let the BSODs and the beep codes scare you away. Beat back the bugs with these tips and tools.

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  • David Zientara
    This is an interesting article...having a utility to recover partitions not recognized by your OS is a must, and having up-to-date backups has proven invaluable on several occasions.