Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.
00:54 Troubleshooting batteries and battery life.
06:20 Getting the best life out of a rarely used laptop's battery.
08:35 Sleeping PC long wake time.
11:00 Random HDD noise.
15:47 NVidia / Adobe Reader crash problem.
19:15 Bitlocker'd libraries not mapping.
22:15 Setting secondary HDD as default for My Docs
Update: After checking, my HTPC was also set to hibernate when pressing the power button rather than sleep. Going into Control Panel | Power | "Choose what power buttons do", I changed this to sleep and now my living room PC springs back much faster.