A record number of holiday gifts this year are going to be electronic gadgets and gizmos.
But also this year, like last, smiles will turn to frowns because those devices do not work the way they are supposed to.
But, there is hope and help on the web.
Let's start out with a favorite help site, Tom's Hardware Guide.
When we are talking about issues with PC's and peripherals, this site offers lots of insight.
But for fixing them, try Everything Computers.
It is not fancy but offers great step by step troubleshooting.
If you have a Mac and can not find help on Apple's site, try Mac Fix It.
The site specialized in solving issues with Macs and even has tutorials.
A lot of the problems come from outdated software.
Head over to Version Tracker.
Here you can find the latest software for Windows and Macintosh computers.
And for everything about Windows and Microsoft software, go to the company's help and support page.