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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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PC freezes and then reboot - last post by Brammetje

Windows 10

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

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Cortana and start menu broken - last post by Aura.

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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Service Host and System tak... - last post by Irishforever

Windows 7

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

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Startup Repair can't cu... - last post by hamluis

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Laptop Won't "See... - last post by JohnC_21

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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How to delete XP OS partiti... - last post by zzzz

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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Windows Server 2012 Shared... - last post by openmind1188

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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Gateway GoBack - last post by zcomputerwiz

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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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kali linux, how do i get ka... - last post by TOMIS13LACK

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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Blue spinning wheel Faceboo... - last post by AnthonyS170


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

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Chromebook keyboard errors - last post by punk4

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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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Hardware Problems Windows 7... - last post by dc3

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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Monitor Fades White - last post by JoeVehicle

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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System Builder Compatibilit... - last post by malwaremachinist

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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Worth Investing in? - 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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COM Surrogate keeps popping... - last post by dragonster82

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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Firefox infection? - 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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Avast leftovers - last post by Aura.

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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Which paid stand-alone fire... - last post by Alexstrasza

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 annetteriley

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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Those computer phone scamme... - 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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Bugged up or glitchy intern... - last post by malwaremachinist


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

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Setting up small LAN please... - last post by CaveDweller2

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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Hot Metal Pro 6- How do I c... - last post by cybersa

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 G_Money

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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Roku Channel App Problems - last post by Daisy Cutter

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Business Applications

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

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I can't save new Word d... - last post by ajones2703

All Other Applications

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

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Cloning/Partitioning Proble... - last post by brainout

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 G_Money

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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can you experts tell me wha... - last post by rp88

Audio and Video

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

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Why converted dvd thro Free... - last post by Tenis


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

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Beginner for programing - last post by G_Money

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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 malynensi

Apple iOS

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

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Help ASAP please - last post by NatalieGreen

Android OS

Android devices

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retrieve userdata from a no... - last post by JohnC_21

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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Your favourite Windows Phon... - last post by Firehouse

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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Sharing his enthusiasm... - last post by Drew1903

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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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gta v crashes - last post by purplekaycee

Game Consoles

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

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Long Range PS4 Controllers - last post by malynensi

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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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Which phone should I buy - last post by malwaremachinist

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

  • 200 topics
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Need a new MP3 player - any... - last post by malwaremachinist

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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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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On drugs and on the web - last post by Grinler


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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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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Communism V. Capitalism - last post by marcoose777

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 Letter Of The Word Gam... - last post by Daisy Cutter

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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The far side of the Interne... - last post by Animal

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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