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Fixing "The Event Log is Full" Error on Windows XP

<img src="/geekers/eventviewerxp-thumb.png" />I was working on a project for work when I suddenly got the strangest error: "The Event Log is Full". Seriously? What I didn't remember is that Windows XP doesn't automatically overwrite events less than 7 days old from the event log, so when it's full, most applications that try and write to the event log are going to break.

How To Repair Your Crashed or Hanging Vista Sidebar

<img src="/geekers/sidebarfix-thumb.png" />If you install a lot of different Vista Gadgets you might have come across a situation where your Vista Sidebar no longer is working correctly, or possibly even crashing or (more frequently) just hanging. You can reset the sidebar back to the default settings with a very simple tweak that we'll explain here.

Why Does My Computer Make a Noise When I Press the Caps Lock Key?

<img src="/geekers/togglekeys-thumb.png" />One of our many great readers wrote in the other day asking why his computer was making a noise when he pressed the caps lock key. After thinking about it for a minute, I realized that he probably had accidentally turned on Toggle keys, which makes a sound when you press CAPS lock.

Geek Repair: Create Your Own Ultimate Recovery CD

If you've ever had booting problems, spyware or viruses, you've likely attempted to boot from the Windows CD and run some repairs... but sometimes that's just not enough. Sure, you can easily backup your data using Ubuntu, but a much better option is to use the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.

Troubleshooting Problems with Firefox 3 Crashing or Hanging

With all the fanfare surrounding the release of Firefox 3 and the setting of a new world record for downloads, the fact that many people are having problems with Firefox instability seemed to get lost in the shuffle... so I decided to write up a list of troubleshooting methods that might help solve your problems.

Troubleshooting: Prevent "Locate Link Browser" Popup Dialog when Clicking on Links in Outlook

If you're using Firefox as your default Internet browser and Outlook as your email client, then you may have noticed that when you click on a URL link in an Outlook email, you get a popup dialog box titled "Locate Link Browser" and then Firefox will load normally. It doesn't seem to cause any problems, but it's certainly very annoying having to close that dialog box every time!

Book Review: Just the Computer Essentials (Vista)

Normally we try and focus on articles about how to customize your computer, but today we'll take a break from that and do a book review. This is something I've not done before, so any suggestions or questions will be welcomed in the comments.

Remotely Control Somebody’s Desktop the Easy Way

We've all gotten the call from some family member asking why their computer isn't working properly. After an hour of troubleshooting over the phone with them or trying to get remote assistance to work we've decided we're skipping the next family reunion to avoid being asked to help... there has to be a better way...