Dirk A.D. Smith

What causes Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10?

How to solve Windows 10 crashes in less than a minute.

How to solve Windows 10 crashes in less than a minute.

This article will describe how to set your Windows 10 system up so that, when it does, you’ll be able to find the cause of most crashes in less than a minute for no cost.

How to detect buggy device drivers in Windows 10

How to detect buggy device drivers in Windows 10

When buggy third party drivers crash a system and invoke a blue screen of death, it can be difficult to pinpoint the source among all the active running software. An alternative method to using WinDbg is to identify any device driver...

Exclusive: Inside the NSA’s private cloud

Exclusive: Inside the NSA’s private cloud

National Security Agency is building its private cloud on commodity hardware, open source software

How to solve Windows 8 crashes

How to solve Windows 8 crashes

Like any computer operating system, Windows 8 can fall over. Luckily, there is an easy way to diagnose the cause of most crashes. Just call up WinDbg, the Windows debugger; a free tool to diagnose the most common causes of...

Where to go for help with Windows crashes

Before getting into the installation and use of WinDbg for W8, I looked for additional sources to help with crash resolution. Just Googling "Windows 8 crash" returned forums, guides, tools and books, all offering varying levels of...

How to profit from new domain name rules

A new era in Web site naming has begun, providing a golden opportunity for savvy IT professionals to go on the offensive with new domains that can capture additional Web traffic and generate new revenue.

Ten common management mistakes

Your job is to keep the network up and running, so employees can work without interruption and so that you can get home at a reasonable hour. The problem is that things don't always go the way you want them to go. Some days just plain...

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