The old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure was never so true as when applied to computing.
It’s time for our annual PC checkup. Taking an hour or so now to run through the following steps could save you many hours or even days of troubleshooting down the road.
(Editor’s note: In a sort of Windows Secrets tradition, we publish this story in the first issue of a new year — with some updates, of course. We have included a reference list of other PC-maintenance stories throughout this article.)