How to deal with some of computing's most devastating debacles
Can't get your PC to boot?
Forgot your Windows password?
Or just sent your boss a really embarrassing e-mail?
Here's how to recover from these and nine other potential catastrophes, plus advice on avoiding trouble to begin with.
When it comes to computers, sometimes things go south...and sometimes they go to Antarctica.
If your computer won't boot or your data has gone astray, panic is soon to follow, and you might find yourself making things worse in your haste to solve the problem.
To prepare for that inevitable day, save this article: The next time some piece of hardware or software decides to take an unexpected vacation, consult our handy guide on how to deal with some of computing's most devastating debacles.
Of course, this advice won't solve every tech-related problem you may come across, but it includes some neat tricks that you may not have thought of, such as freezing a bad hard drive to get it to boot one last time so you can retrieve your data, baking your wet mobile device in an oven set on low to make it functional again, and putting a delay on your outbound e-mail so you have a chance to reconsider the flame you just wrote.
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