25. Troubleshooting and Repairing Problems

Troubleshooting 101

Inevitably, the only time you’ll ever have a problem with your computer system is the exact moment when it’s not convenient—or, more specifically, the moment when any delay would be severely detrimental to your work or life schedule. Fortunately, the designers of Windows 7 have learned from the problems experienced by previous Windows versions, including Windows Vista and Windows XP. Windows 7 is designed to be the most stable version yet and the easiest to fix.

In this chapter, we discuss many of the fault-tolerant features of Windows 7, along with specific tools you can employ to resolve problems.

For example, if you’re having a problem with a device (look for the yellow triangle ...

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