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How to perform a CMOS reset

1. Power off the computer and remove the power cord from the PSU. 2. Locate the CR2032 (or sim...

Getting started and creating boot media

What is a Linux Live Session Linux is a great OS that has a major advantage when it comes to trou...

Malware Guide

Purpose & Scope of this Guide: This guide is designed to inform you of the best ways to remove ma...

Everyone Needs Backups

I have no backups. Most people do not have any form of backup for their data. Many people do not ...

Reading HWiNFO logs

Download Generic Log Viewer from here Install and run the program, it will look like this: Ena...

DISM and SFC

All commands require an admin CMD or Powershell Note: DISM should be used to repair the OS files ...

Wiping disks

This article relies on the live media created here HDD nwipe is a fork of dwipe which is the util...

Manipulating partitions and disks with Gparted

This article relies on the live media created here Overview Gparted is a Linux/gnu front-end to t...

Data Recovery

This article relies on the live media created here old wiki article From a readable disk Open the...

Getting started and creating boot media

What is Windows PE Windows PE is small bootable Windows environment made for r/Techsupport. This ...

Checking the health of disks

This article relies on the live media created here Open gsmartcontrol from the application men...

Subreddit Commands

Command and output Comment any of the below commands to have automod print the relevant message a...

How to Describe a Technical Problem

You are facing a technical problem and want to resolve it. That’s why you went on /r/techsupport ...

Anti-Virus and Malware tools

For information about how to clean malware from your computer, or prevent it in the future, see t...

Making a System Dossier

What is a system dossier? A system dossier is a great way to provide needed information about yo...

Cleaning a Computer

Cleaning your computer is a very important task that should be done regularly to keep your comput...

Computing Basics

Hardware Having monitor issues? Change cable, use monitor on different computer. (Actually many ...

Abbreviations & Commands

Abbreviations and Definitions OS - Operating System CPU - Central Processing Unit GPU - Graphi...

Windows Maintenance

Cleaners CCleaner CCleaner and all other cleaners can be very destructive. The use of these to ...

How to Appeal a Ban

This pages details how to appeal a ban on /r/techsupport. This applies for both the subreddit a...