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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 crashing with no BSOD wh... - last post by DrClockworks

Windows 10 Support

  1. Windows 10 Discussion,
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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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Laptop does not boot / stic... - last post by bigjohn

Windows 7

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

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Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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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 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 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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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 to add Brother printer... - last post by softeyes


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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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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Dedicated backup drive won... - last post by JohnC_21

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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Advice on Specs. - last post by Captain_Chicken

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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Is this a good deal for a g... - last post by Loonmario

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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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Most of my desktop is gone... - last post by JSntgRvr

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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Scarab / Mich78 Ransomware... - last post by anonemous

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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Does "Windows Defender... - last post by britechguy

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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Acronis True Image 2016 Clo... - last post by Johnz414

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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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 - can NOT mount v... - last post by boomer3872

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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Odd Bank Card Scanner, Mayb... - last post by login123

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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Improve Privacy, Security a... - last post by gmKevinHNgu


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

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Hi,Experts! ! Can You Help... - last post by m_sabbir

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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Good PHP Hosting Platform - last post by jameshart

Service Providers

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

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anyone have Spectrum Intern... - last post by cat1092

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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Is Netflix Down?? (A New to... - last post by anajames

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Business Applications

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

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Looking for a CRM for one m... - last post by helengrin

All Other Applications

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

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Windows data recovery progr... - last post by britechguy

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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How to scroll horizontally? - last post by vasil_d

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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Fontforge - Imported Font D... - last post by Martel

Audio and Video

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

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Best Mp4 to Avi converter. - last post by rubyamc


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

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Python code examples w/ 500... - last post by magiclcj

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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how to connect to internet... - last post by omartf

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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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anyone here in Business Ad.... - last post by RossTeagan

Apple iOS

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

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apple iphone 5 locked - last post by Kris321

Android OS

Android devices

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Android launcher - last post by bruinator

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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Windows Phone 7 and 8.0 end... - last post by JohnC_21

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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Sounds like a good deal on... - last post by sakurasanta86

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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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Whats Your Favorite Game Of... - last post by kimcros

Game Consoles

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

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-= Does anyone still play p... - last post by thriftyarek888

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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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iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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Issues Copying a Compilatio... - last post by Surflegend

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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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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Restrict What Personal Data... - last post by TutorialBot

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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no running programs - last post by britechguy

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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How To Capture And Edit A S... - last post by britechguy

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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

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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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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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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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