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AMR, CNR and ACR slots

Learn what are the AMR, CNR and ACR slots found on motherboards.

Everything you Need to Know About ATA-66, ATA-100 and ATA-133 Hard Disks

Learn how to achieve the maximum performance from ATA-66, ATA-100 and ATA-133 hard disks. It is not just a matter of plugging in your new hard drive.

BIOS Backup

Learn how to backup the BIOS of your PC to recover it later if your PC is attacked by a virus or in the event of a bad BIOS upgrade.
Virus

Recovering Hard Disks Erased by the CIH Virus

How to recover hard disks erased by the CIH (a.k.a. Chernobyl or Spacefiller) virus.

Recovering Dead Motherboards Killed by the CIH Virus

Learn how to reprogram BIOS chips erased by the CIH (a.k.a. Chernobyl or Spacefiller) virus. The describe procedure can also be used to recover your BIOS in the case of a bad BIOS upgrade.

ATX Case Cooling Problem

Some ATX cases have their power supply fan inverted, overheating your PC.
Data Recovery

Recovering Hard Disks with Bad Blocks

Learn how to remove "bad blocks" from hard disks.
Pentium III

All Pentium III Models

A series of quick reference tables containing the main specs of all Pentium III models released to date.

Deciphering the BIOS Serial Number

Learn how to decode the BIOS serial number and find out informations like the motherboard manufacturer, chipset and BIOS date.
Security

Testing Your Computer Security

Learn how to test your PC or your network for security breaches.