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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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Sfc scannow hung up? - last post by CKing123

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 opens jpg file v... - last post by CKing123

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 tytee

Windows 7

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

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Endeless updates pack seach... - last post by JohnC_21

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Windows Vista Can't Che... - last post by One1won

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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Running 95 in a Virtual PC... - last post by CKing123

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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Slow Computer? - last post by masteringvmware

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 Setup requires... - last post by Platypus

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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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Ubuntu refuses to boot>... - last post by Al1000

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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After Boot Camp image resto... - last post by TechlessOS_3211


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

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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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Computer turns on, then not... - last post by heavydude

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 Tell If A Flash Driv... - last post by SleepyDude

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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power supply unit - last post by Drillingmachine

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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225+ Core Computer - last post by OldPhil

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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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Funny Goings-On - last post by Maitai11

Ransomware Tech Support and Help

Ransomware has become the bane of computer users worldwide. This forum is dedicated to providing support for ransomware infections and to provide any solutions that may allow victims to decrypt their files for free.

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Powerware Locky Ransomware... - last post by Demonslay335

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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Tencent QQPCmgr keep return... - last post by ajdedo

Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software

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

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Backup, Imaging, and Disk Management Software

Stay on top of the latest programs and receive help with Backup, Imaging, or Disk Management programs.

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Can't backup or do syst... - last post by hamluis

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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can i put tracking cookie w... - last post by InadequateInfirmity

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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Exchange mailbox disable af... - last post by NeilCairns

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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TBS [Missing Service] - last post by dc3

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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Facebook issue....yeah I kn... - last post by notanumber


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

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networking - last post by Trikein

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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Basic File Management System - last post by hollowface

Service Providers

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

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DSL vs cable - which is bet... - last post by Trikein

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 smax013

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Business Applications

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

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Need new CRM, advise please? - last post by deepakk

All Other Applications

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

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New owner of the AVG PC Tun... - last post by Rocky Bennett

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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Compare TEXT files - last post by D_deridex

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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Lost Photoshop images after... - last post by MiklosVoros

Audio and Video

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

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Toshiba P205-S6287 Display... - last post by caelis


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

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Best Programming language f... - last post by KingDavidlll

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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 help with a birthday t... - last post by smax013

Apple iOS

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

  • 345 topics
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iOS 9.2 Music Player White... - last post by smax013

Android OS

Android devices

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I need an antivirus for my... - last post by weltall

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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My Windows phone not workin... - last post by JohnnyJammer

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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Tablet implementation into... - last post by niva5171

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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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Strange problem on PC when... - last post by gaslight12001

Game Consoles

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

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Just wondering if im gettin... - last post by Gorbulan

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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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flip cover for touchscreen... - last post by michelmau5

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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Coby mp3 player bugs - last post by BeautheLobo

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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Garmin Express Won't In... - last post by Firerock

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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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List of Tutorials - last post by Aura

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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Aimersoft on Start Up question - last post by JacobOwnzU

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

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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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Unified Extensible Firmware... - last post by FreeBooter

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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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What Are You Listening To? - last post by softeyes


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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Archived News

This is an archive of the old BleepingComputer news.

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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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Query Regarding VMware VCP... - last post by masteringvmware

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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I know God is on our side,... - 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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Song Titles Game - last post by Lipper

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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Technology Humour Thread - last post by softeyes

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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test - last post by dc3

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