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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 (whea_uncorrectable_er... - last post by KevinWebster

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 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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Need to install MSVCR71.dll - 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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HP Touchsmart IQ 700 deskto... - last post by JohnC_21

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Vista Booting Issue BSOD - last post by RocknRollTim

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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New XP installation will no... - last post by Rowacres

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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WDS Image Capture - HELP?!? - last post by pomtom44

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

  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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Microsoft is acting like a... - last post by britechguy

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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How can I remove split screen? - last post by techphobe


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 DutchyTechTips

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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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Going to upgrade to 8 GB of... - last post by hamluis

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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All in one printer with goo... - last post by Merylly

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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Buy a budget laptop or turn... - last post by tantrik

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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Still looking (desktop and... - last post by millipede

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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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VBS:Malware-gen in my avast... - last post by edwardbeyer

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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Dharma ransomware (filename... - last post by WilliamHT

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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Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software

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

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suggest me some good antivirus - last post by TooMuchTara

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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WD My Passport - needs to b... - 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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Firewall with taskbar icon... - last post by Marmalade_Mog

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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Veracrypt or Kryptel or.... - last post by eth4n

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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Google cracked SHA-1 web en... - last post by JohnC_21

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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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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From Satellite to public Wi... - last post by Condobloke


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

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After connecting my school... - last post by toofarnorth

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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Transfer of domain name/sec... - last post by shortypants

Service Providers

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

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Twigby - last post by JoseyEarp

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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Business Applications

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

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Law firm software - last post by Cynthia Moore

All Other Applications

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

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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 Zone_86

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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Gimp toolbox disappears - last post by eth4n

Audio and Video

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

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Low-cost, *Easy-to-use* vid... - last post by cyberjaguar


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

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link to url from button - last post by 12Strings

Virtual Machines and VM Programs

Use this forum to discuss virtual machines (VMs) and the programs that are used to create them. VM programs such as VirtualBox, Hyper-V, VMware Fusion for Mac, VMware Workstation and Parallels are used to run one or more secondary OSís within a primary OS.

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VirtualBox: how to run a VM... - last post by Chris Cosgrove

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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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Lenovo Tab A2-10-70 - last post by nordman

Apple iOS

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

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Sync iPhone with iPad - last post by Avine

Android OS

Android devices

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Back up Samsung phone to PC - last post by relliee

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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are windows phones safe ? - last post by JohnnyJammer

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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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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Having problems with new co... - last post by Gorbulan

Game Consoles

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

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How much should i sell my P... - last post by Nour111

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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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I want a new phone, any sug... - last post by scurvychef

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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Why do smartphones always g... - last post by smax013

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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Magellan gps how to save ad... - last post by Beth102

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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 HolyCowz

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 chaoticnetwork

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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Main world problem - last post by cyberjaguar

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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LOLCAT TIME - 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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