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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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CPU Fan Failure Error - last post by sparkyjoe34

Windows 10

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

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Lock out?? - last post by williamjohnson

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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Why does autoplay not work... - last post by myun

Windows 7

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

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not genuine microsoft 7 - last post by Aura.

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Host Process for Windows ha... - last post by zcomputerwiz

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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Windows XP stopped loading - last post by hamluis

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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cannot set password never e... - last post by jdros

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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Win98 SE complains "Inv... - last post by x6herbius

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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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Linux creator says Windows,... - last post by bmike1

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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error 895 - last post by dante12


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

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Lost password - last post by paralen

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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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BIOS setting wont save and... - 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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Flash Drive Physically Does... - last post by Citizen_WD

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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Building a new PC - last post by Rocky Bennett

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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Need advice getting a new s... - last post by KnockingDevil

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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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After TDL4 - last post by sh4rkbyt3

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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Laptop randomly crashing...... - last post by dc3

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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

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How did I get infected? - 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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I have a shack, I would lik... - last post by Nullpersona

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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Tor or VPN?  What's bes... - last post by VecchioScarpone

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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Is there a way to safely ge... - last post by Aura.

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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Crome - last post by Animal


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

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Unable to transfer files to... - last post by Mardigen44

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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MyBB: Error when editing a... - last post by Kirbyofdeath

Service Providers

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

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changing providers - last post by malynensi

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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Chromecast Latency - last post by Nullpersona

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Business Applications

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

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Exchange sending size excee... - last post by sflatechguy

All Other Applications

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

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Help with outdated program... - last post by quietman7

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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What backup solution do you... - last post by Idiotme

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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Website that provides Secur... - last post by Aura.

Audio and Video

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

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Audio Latency, Drops, Click... - last post by Nullpersona


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

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mssqlsystemresource.mdf fil... - last post by malynensi

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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 tablet compatible wi... - last post by Apache15

Apple iOS

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

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Copying email attachment - last post by softeyes

Android OS

Android devices

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Simplelocker variant - last post by hedgeley

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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Alternative browser for Win... - last post by Comfr3y

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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HP Elitepad charging proble... - last post by hogesinwa

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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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can my PC run these games? - last post by Aura.

Game Consoles

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

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Play tiny tanks unblocked - last post by leanhnam220+

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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 cat1092

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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copy music from old MP3 to... - last post by Rocky Bennett

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 passacaglia

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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what is he talking about au... - last post by Aura.

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

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  2. Email Mini-Guides,
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  4. Internet Applications Mini-Guides,
  5. Networking Mini-Guides,
  6. Security Mini-Guides,
  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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How To Temporarily Disable... - last post by quietman7

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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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I am now attacking the webs... - last post by  Union_Thug


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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From the Navy to the world... - 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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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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[Discussion] Computer Specs... - last post by cat1092

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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