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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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Windows freezes no matter what - last post by hamluis

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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Win 10 Upgrade seems to hav... - last post by six-h

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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Diagnostics Policy Service... - last post by dc3

Windows 7

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

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Loading Drivers - last post by Herbert667

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Help Update Problems..... - last post by bcmo

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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Runtime error '6' o... - last post by itsoft

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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Move deduplicated data to a... - last post by Wand3r3r

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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Ubuntu or Lubuntu? - last post by DeimosChaos

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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Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X Gh... - last post by Rewbarb


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

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I have an OLD hp touch scre... - last post by chrisarnt

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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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SSD for "rendering" - last post by with0utmind

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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Tiny black bugs on laptop s... - last post by James225913

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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need help on How to solve h... - 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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Questions on the Asus X555UB - last post by SEANIA

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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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Trojan horse Generic37.BGLX... - last post by karentaliesin

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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Nemucod Ransomware (.crypte... - last post by Perie

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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Webcam turns on automatical... - last post by alpharon

Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software

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

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AdwCleaner False Positive R... - last post by M-K-D-B

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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I want to make an exact cop... - last post by RolandJS

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 run Windows Firewall... - last post by quietman7

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 rp88

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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nmap scan odd ?am i hacked. - last post by Didier Stevens

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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How do i find out who's... - last post by DuncR


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

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Packet Loss / Latency spikes - 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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Hosting Advice Needed - last post by wignall6

Service Providers

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

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TalkTalk; intermittent conn... - 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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Any Plex fans? - last post by powernub

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Business Applications

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

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Outlook made its own new fo... - last post by Johnaldo

All Other Applications

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

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How to get rid of data - Co... - 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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System File Checker - Use it! - last post by britechguy

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 cs6 silent instal... - last post by LiamP5

Audio and Video

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

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Free Audio Enhancer? - last post by blingblingbling


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

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Which versions of MS Visual... - last post by midimusicman79

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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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Tablet I'd recommend. - last post by HalfBreed

Apple iOS

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

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iPhone 6 supposedly not con... - last post by blingblingbling

Android OS

Android devices

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"Internet" icon hij... - last post by Animal

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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Surface Pro 4 Unresponsive - last post by ScathEnfys

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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 on finding compatible... - last post by Razor433

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 Animal

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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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A silly heated arguement wi... - last post by RolandJS

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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What tutorials do you want... - last post by centdev13

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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Startup Programs List Download - last post by InadequateInfirmity

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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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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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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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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you get some crazy drivers... - last post by Beel

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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