It is a commonly held idea that preventative medicine is better than a cure.  In much the same way that taking some action before sickness strikes in people, a bit of foreknowledge and action taken can prevent hours of troubleshooting and headaches for computer users.

The AnandTech Frequently Asked Questions section provides extensive information: the foreknowledge needed to fix a computer problem and advice on the best method of doing things and advice on what to purchase.

The FAQs are written by various recognised and respected members of the AnandTech forums, and are usually based on extensive experience and research.  Each article that has been written is also regularly reviewed and updated or rewritten as necessary.  The FAQs aim to be a one-stop-shop for all your computer knowledge needs.

With people regularly adding and removing drives and/or partitions from their system, sometimes the way Windows allocates drives letters just does not seem to make sense.  Windows 2000 and Windows XP offer a tool to change drive letters around to your liking.

How to change drive letters in Windows 2000 and Windows XP takes you through the default drive allocation scheme, and how to change it.

The dual boot menu feature built into Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP allows for great flexibility in Operating System selection.  Particularly in the case of people testing a new OS, WinNT/2K/XP allows other operating systems to be run along side them.  Often, once people are used to the new Win2K/XP OS, they want to remove the old OS, and run solely from the new installation.

How to remove an OS from Dual Boot by veteran OS FAQ contributor Psychoholic takes you through the procedure, step-by-step.

With RAID Controllers increasingly becoming a standard feature on motherboards, the myriad of RAID options can sometimes be confusing as to their performance and usage.

Finally, Sunner and MysticLlama have written What are the different RAID levels and what are they used for? to explain the most common RAID configurations, as well as some less common types.

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