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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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Toshiba L675 BSOD & Hangs - last post by cbrueckman

Windows 10 Support

  1. Windows 10 Discussion

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

Note: Any discussion topics on Windows 10 should be posted in the Windows 10 Discussion subforum

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Windows 10 renders my Canon... - last post by tcgnse

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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The windows updates monitor... - last post by kelkay

Windows 7

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

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Windows 7 connection &... - last post by Rich Andhuge

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Slowing boot time in Vista... - last post by dannyboy950

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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CPU usage idling at 99-100% - 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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Couldn't access a websi... - last post by Havachat

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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Windows 98se won't fini... - last post by technonymous

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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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Unetbootin Acting Up - last post by wizardfromoz

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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OSX Virus connecting to: 2.... - last post by HappyDude1234


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

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DOS on smartphone? - last post by buddy215

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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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Adding a fan where there wa... - last post by Al1000

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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WD Wireless can't delet... - last post by Torvald

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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looking at a system build - last post by joe600

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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I want/need a new laptop! - last post by ajones2703

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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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help on removing !!!adsalert - last post by StevieG7

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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Possible Malware/Virus Infe... - last post by JGVT75

Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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

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MBAM rootkit scan shows dis... - last post by dannyboy950

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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0x6D9 Windows Firewall error - last post by sAyer

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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How to encrypt files to be... - last post by Didier Stevens

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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Dell is shipping laptops wi... - 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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Yahoo blocking email access... - last post by JohnC_21


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

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Connected to Jetpack but no... - last post by technonymous

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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My website is ok? - last post by Peter Cabrera

Service Providers

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

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All AT&T complaints! - last post by gigawert

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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Movies from a Hard drive - last post by jake21

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Business Applications

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

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Power Point Viewer For Wind... - last post by wayne937

All Other Applications

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

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Mounting a Drive - last post by Aura

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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Cloning/Ghosting/(System) I... - last post by Havachat

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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Removing a title/header - last post by Jonsav

Audio and Video

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

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Problem download MP4 Codec... - last post by TsVk!


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

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Batch BLAT windows command... - last post by doug123x

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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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Which tablet is right for me - last post by resa83

Apple iOS

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

  • 303 topics
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Iphone won't backup on... - last post by thepokey

Android OS

Android devices

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5.1 question - last post by Aura

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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Cannot download AdwCleaner... - last post by clayto

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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What's the big differen... - last post by walknbook

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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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Will these games run on my PC? - last post by awesomearc

Game Consoles

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

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Star Wars Battlefront - last post by GLaDOS

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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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Free reverse phone number l... - last post by mikesteel

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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Outlook sync to iPod offlin... - last post by gooddaytoall

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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GPS on a 2730p - is cell se... - last post by mjd420nova

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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 Jaycan

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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Tutorial Needed Re: How to... - last post by softeyes

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,
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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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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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INTERESTING FACTS - last post by TsVk!


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

Leave any comments, suggestions or ask questions about this site.

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Archived News

This is an archive of the old BleepingComputer news.

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TeslaDecoder released to de... - last post by BloodDolly

BleepingComputer Offers and Deals

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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Web Development - last post by Amrarul

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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Cell Phones Linked to Cancer? - last post by georgehenry

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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Last Letters, New Word Game - last post by boopme

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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Fish Lovers Show us your tank. - last post by boopme

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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