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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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BSOD STOP: C000021a (Fatal... - last post by bent1121

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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UPnP Port Mapper 2.0.0 - last post by deth1981

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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Cant get computer to boot - last post by jamesl

Windows 7

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

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Can't Connect To The In... - last post by MaaD

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Windows Vista Update Hangs... - last post by Sdeatzel

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 x64 on modern PC - last post by MasterNe0

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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Linking internal domain for... - last post by MasterNe0

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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Win95 IDE Drive Tried to Cl... - last post by JohnC_21

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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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How to make grub....... - last post by Viper_Security

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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Text Enhance Adware on Mac? - last post by buddy215


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

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RANDOM OS'es - last post by Mike_Walsh

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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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Bitlocker Error after Hard... - last post by OracleofMN

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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Unable to read WD Elements... - last post by problematic123

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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Ram motherboard idk - 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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LAPTOP FOR MY DAUGHTER - last post by Gorbulan

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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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Execution Services Stopped,... - last post by DBBBleeping

Ransomware Help & Tech Support

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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Ransomware Decryptor doesn... - last post by Fiasco6

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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Difficult to confirm if act... - last post by buddy215

Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software

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

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Best Anti-Virus Software? - last post by BattIefists

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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What file size of backup im... - last post by JohnC_21

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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Windows Firewall Control -... - last post by tos226

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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New Veracrypt update out... - last post by MDD1963

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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Computer Imaged? - 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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EMAIL RINGER? - last post by jake21


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

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My router keeps disconnecti... - last post by BibisF

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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Adding Music to phpBB2 - last post by sandra693

Service Providers

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

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Internet Speed.... - last post by isaccasi

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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What is the best way to set... - last post by chromebuster

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Business Applications

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

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Slow Computer - last post by Webdeveloper

All Other Applications

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

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UMonit.exe (USB monitoring) - last post by scotpie

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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General Computer Setup (Any... - last post by wishmakingfairy

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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How to open a Photoshop file? - last post by hamluis

Audio and Video

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

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The Best audio Quality? - last post by isaccasi


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

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preventive maintenance scri... - last post by JohnnyJammer

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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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Recommend me a tablet - last post by flamingo_go

Apple iOS

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

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IOS 10 - last post by Gorbulan

Android OS

Android devices

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

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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Memory Issues - last post by E-Guilty81

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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SPro4 unable to get to the... - last post by xxnonamexx

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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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Minecraft problems - last post by TheDcoder

Game Consoles

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

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Xbox One: Power Issue - last post by Billbr

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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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Cordless phones with Bluetooth - last post by Taracove198

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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Why do smartphones always g... - last post by gigawert

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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Best GPS Coordinate apps fo... - last post by Will5200

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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 FreeBooter

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 Fluffy

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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Create Bootable Windows 8,... - 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 dpulsa


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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CompTIA A+ - last post by Thoth_Dhwty

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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The far side of the Interne... - 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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