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Windows Crashes, BSOD, and Hangs Help and Support

This forum is used to diagnose Crashes, BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), and Hangs in Windows.

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Built a new computer and ha... - last post by jhayz

Windows 10

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

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14 million PCs upgraded to... - last post by brainout

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

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Windows Update not function... - last post by Crusher21

Windows 7

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for the Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft.

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Clean Install of W7. Window... - last post by gigawert

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Battery, BIOS or memory mod... - last post by marberbc

Windows XP Home and Professional

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for the Windows XP Home and Professional operating systems.

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XP Upgrade - last post by characterchange1

Windows Server

These server operating systems lay hidden and neglected in closets and basements around the world, powering many small businesses, until they fail. Come inside to learn how to keep them humming along.

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Server 2012 Group Policy Error - last post by sflatechguy

Windows 95/98/ME

Yup, people still use these venerable Operating Systems, and they can come here for help with them!

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Linux & Unix

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Get in touch with your inner geek with the most popular free and open-source operating system in the world.

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Wifi (device not ready) - last post by NickAu

Mac OS

Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for the operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Mac as Virus carriers - last post by Chris Cosgrove


Have questions about DOS, or other operating systems. Post your questions and find your answers here.

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man, I miss my BATchfiles i... - last post by gigawert

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Internal Hardware

Discuss and ask questions about any hardware that is inside your computer such as motherboards, video cards, power supplies, and processors. This also includes BIOS questions.

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new computer stuck in reboot - last post by sniper8752

External Hardware

Discuss and ask questions about any hardware that is externally attached to your computer such as printers, monitors, scanners, webcams, or USB devices.

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PC not recognizing new keyb... - last post by Chris Cosgrove

System Building and Upgrading

Discuss and ask questions about building a new computer or upgrading the parts of an existing one.

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Cpu Upgrade Speculation LF... - last post by jonuk76

Questions and advice for Buying a New Computer

If you are in the market to purchase a new computer, and have questions as to what brand or hardware you need, then post your questions here in this forum for suggestions and advice.

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17 IN SCREEN LAPTOP - last post by gigawert

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Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

One of the last bastions of computer security warriors and healers. Bring your troubled PC here for top-of-the-line help with Malware Analysis and Removal by our trained professionals. This forum is only for those seeking aide with Malware removal. For security purposes, only authorized personnel may respond to requests for assistance.

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Dell Inspiron Boot in Norma... - last post by Oh My!

Am I infected? What do I do?

You never thought that it could happen to you, but it did. You went out and got infected with a nasty bit of malware that has dug its smelly claws into the very bowels of your computer. Fret not, for help is at hand! Use this forum to vanquish the evil intruder!
No DDS, FRST, HijackThis, or ComboFix logs should be posted in this forum.

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Unknown processes - last post by doomsday56

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

Discussion and support of Anti-virus, Anti-Malware, and other associated applications.

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Avast...... - last post by VecchioScarpone

Firewall Software and Hardware

The internet is a dangerous, seedy neighborhood. Use this forum to discuss Firewalls and related utilities and how they can protect you.

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Comodo Settings Help - last post by Chillum

Encryption Methods and Programs

This forum is to discuss encrypting your data and the products that allow you to do so. This forum is not meant for receiving support for encrypting ransomware malware.

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Using public Wi Fi when tra... - last post by cat1092

General Security

This forum is for computer security related discussion that does not fall under any of the other categories. This forum can be used to discuss the latest threats and news in computer security.

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Windows Notepad - last post by swingarm

Spyware and Malware Removal Guides Archive

Peruse our archive of malware self-help guides, malware analyses, and tutorials on vulnerabilities.

This forum is available for historical purposes and new topics cannot be added to this forum. The infections listed in this forum are no longer active.

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Spyware And Malware Removal... - last post by quietman7

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Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications

The Internet is the last great frontier before space, the deep sea, and Middle Earth. Questions abound as to how this massive inter-networking of computer networks does what it does and doesn't do what it's supposed to. These questions, and answers thereto, may be found within this forum.

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Can't uninstall Google... - last post by pcpunk


Discuss with other members tips and techniques for setting up your home or office Network.

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Is there a way to check the... - last post by CaveDweller2

Web Site Development

The World Wide Web would be incredibly boring without websites, and extremely annoying if the websites in it don't work right. Make sure you're creating useful and functioning web presences by asking your questions here.

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problem creating a new expr... - last post by Martel

Service Providers

This forum is for the discussion of Internet and Phone Service Providers and how you rate their service.

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setting up redirect (webhop... - last post by gib65

Network Streaming Devices

This forum is for the discussion of network streaming devices such as AppleTV, Roku, and Plex, and other media servers.

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Home Network / Media Server... - last post by SmokeViper07

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Business Applications

Discuss and ask questions about Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Databases, or other business applications.

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I wrote an email but it did... - last post by chrisarnt

All Other Applications

For all those useful applications that don't quite fit in.

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Partition for Backup Image - last post by Bailifei

Tips and Tricks

Learn how to make your computer sing your favorite songs while brewing your coffee and doing your taxes using only one command!

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Saving files to different d... - last post by Rocky Bennett

Graphics Design and Photo Editing

Whether you need to fabricate evidence or make a nice present for grandma, this is the place to ask how.

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Photoshop is one of the bes... - last post by gigawert

Audio and Video

Use this forum to ask any questions about audio and video on your computer.

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Looking for free video conv... - last post by gigawert


This forum is for the discussion of programming and programming related software.

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Programming Languages for t... - last post by marcoose777

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Which tablet should I buy?

Tablets are a hot topic and there are many to choose from. Use this forum to discuss and get advice on what the right tablet is for you.

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another Ipad or a desktop - last post by Clorey70

Apple iOS

Receive tech support and discuss Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.

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How to transfer LARGE video... - last post by softeyes

Android OS

Android devices

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Android pop-up/hijacker - last post by gearinreview

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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Antivirus for Mobile Phone - last post by clayto

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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Surface RT Touchscreen Unre... - last post by sherrylynn1

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Computer Gaming

The real reason why computers were invented and why they constantly need new hardware: Games! Get help with your goofing off here

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GTA 5 Crashes often, though... - last post by stegolove

Game Consoles

This forum is for the discussion of gaming consoles, including hand-helds, and their related games and applications.

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PS3 Back up problems - last post by superking75

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Cell Phones

This forum is where you can discuss and ask questions regarding cell phones, their features and carriers.

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Is Samsung's Galaxy S6... - last post by runger723

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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Transferring videos without... - last post by Sarah Simonth

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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GPS on a 2730p - is cell se... - last post by OldPhil

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Discuss BleepingComputer's vast archive of general computing tutorials. You can recommend topics for new tutorials, or point out errors and ask for clarification of existing tutorials.

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What tutorials do you want... - last post by Blnd_E

Windows Startup Programs Database

This forum is devoted to the Windows Startup Programs database and questions devoted to Windows startup programs. Please suggest new entries or corrections to existing entries in this forum.

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virus - last post by Elise

Mini guides and how-tos - Simple answers to common questions

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  7. Web Browsers Mini-Guides,
  8. Microsoft Windows Mini-Guides,
  9. Programming and Web Design Mini-Guides

Simple answers to common questions This is BleepingComputer's collection of short-and-sweet guides written by members such as yourself. You can read, rate, and reply to existing how-to's or even create your own!

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Repeat A Song (In Noise) - last post by hollowface

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General Chat

Boredom is a universal constant on the Internet. For the purposes of boredom-abatement, this forum may be used to post topics of a general, non-help related nature. Help BleepingComputer lead the fight against boredom today!

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Good Health Starts With Goo... - last post by deckthure


Use this forum to leave an introduction message telling us about yourself and to be greeted by our welcoming members. You should not post problems that you are having in this forum, but rather should pick another forum that best matches the category of your problem.

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BleepingComputer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions

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IT Certifications and Careers

Discuss various IT certifications and careers.

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I want to be a computer tec... - last post by Kilroy

The Speak Easy

The Speak Easy is a forum for discussing ethics, morals, laws, philosophy, and other controversial topics. Pretty much anything goes, but keep it civil. All new topics will be approved by the moderators before being seen in the forum. Be warned, topics in this forum will be controversial and not in line with your beliefs. If this is a problem, please do not use this particular subforum.

The opinions expressed in this forum in no way reflect the opinions of BleepingComputer.com.

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Why can't a country dow... - last post by cornflakes2

Forum Games

Yet another front in BleepingComputer's fight against boredom: Forum-based games! Posts in this forum do not increase your post count.

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what I think about you - last post by PanickyD

Photo Albums, Images, and Videos

Have you found something on the Internet which must be shared? Hilarious, interesting, thought provoking, or just plain weird things go here.

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The far side of the Interne... - last post by gigawert

Tests and Scribbles

Ever wonder what a particular BBCode tag does? Or if you can use every single formatting tag on a single word? Here's where you can post any gibberish you like, test out different features of the forum, and generally go nuts without causing a scene. Please note that this forum will be regularly cleaned out so do not post anything important here.

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