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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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BSOD Kernel Power Event 41 - last post by spazmatic44203

Windows 10

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

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Microsoft releases tool to... - last post by JohnnyJammer

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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How to know which version w... - last post by JohnC_21

Windows 7

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

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Edit PC name - last post by Condobloke

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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login password forgotton - last post by muskyking

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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Problems trying to restore... - last post by JohnC_21

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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Win Server 2003 R2 SP2 32bi... - last post by zcomputerwiz

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

  1. Linux How-To and Tutorial Section

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

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From XP to Linux... - 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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Charging Problems after ins... - last post by Laverily


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 brainout

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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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AMD FX-9370 problems, someb... - last post by the_patriot11

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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how to boot an OS  dvd from... - last post by purplekaycee

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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HP Compaq Presario CPU Upgrade - last post by Danster

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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another Ipad or a desktop - last post by Clorey70

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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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Something seems to be eatin... - 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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Have an Infection. Request... - last post by Broni

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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

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Free AntiVirus? - last post by quietman7

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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Windows Firewall Does It Do... - last post by awesomecooldude101

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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being blocked because bleep... - last post by quietman7

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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Identifying and Connected P... - last post by gibsgoinpro


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

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Connected but Keeps Identif... - last post by gibsgoinpro

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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Godaddy pros and cons - 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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[Talk] What are your Downlo... - last post by Miguel_92

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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HBOGo Buffering Problems on... - last post by Hal06

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Business Applications

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

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MS Project 2013 Error - last post by Adriano0

All Other Applications

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

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Why do DVD RW disks mostly... - last post by Chris Cosgrove

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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How to optimize Windows 7 t... - last post by darkbit

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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what happened to my photo? - last post by trolon17

Audio and Video

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

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Why don't my .MOV files... - 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 Billy O'Neal

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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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Need a new tablet/laptop co... - last post by YeahBleeping

Apple iOS

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

  • 286 topics
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How do I transfer my music... - last post by Hjpraiile

Android OS

Android devices

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portable charger for tablet? - last post by Harry Wilton

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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can i update my Windows pho... - last post by DAVID SHELDON

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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Dell venue 8 pro storage pr... - last post by superking75

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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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Help with upgrading gaming pc - last post by Paulmje91

Game Consoles

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

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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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Could you live without a ce... - last post by chevy529

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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Create Bootable Recovery Co... - last post by technonymous

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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  4. Internet Applications Mini-Guides,
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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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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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The latest headlines from the BleepingComputer press corps.

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The best discounts and deals on only quality software and hardware.

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IT Certifications and Careers

Discuss various IT certifications and careers.

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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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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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A busy place - last post by Bezukhov

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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