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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 Display issue - last post by cgl custom computers

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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petya ransomware threat - last post by JohnC_21

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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Win 8 password - last post by Jaycan

Windows 7

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

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Frozen mouse pointer - last post by cedlr

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Last successful 64-bit Vist... - 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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The file "asms"on W... - last post by lecterder

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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Server 2012 R2 group policy... - last post by jrobe29131

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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COMPAQ DeskPro DP2000 Penti... - last post by Frankie76er

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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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cheesemakers-linux corner - last post by pcpunk

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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MAC OS X Reformat - last post by Buddyme2


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

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man, I miss my BATchfiles i... - last post by britechguy

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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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Can I mount a fan on the si... - last post by ranchhand_

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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Two monitors became one scr... - last post by karstenlive

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 building a computer - last post by MadmanRB

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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What Is Best For What I do? - last post by MadmanRB

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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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Farbar System Recovery Tool... - last post by RayS

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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Petya/Mischa/GoldenEye Rans... - last post by cybercynic

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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Avira constantly blocks som... - last post by IHateAbnormalities

Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software

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

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Unhide.exe - A introduction... - last post by quietman7

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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Using DBAN to format my har... - last post by MDD1963

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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HomeGroup Heartaches !!! - last post by chrisgr

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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Should I worry about free V... - last post by Crazy Cat

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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Is this security setup good... - 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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All browsers are laggy - last post by jwoods301


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

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VPN Networking - last post by Crazy Cat

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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php CLI has stopped working - last post by desbest

Service Providers

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

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PRI or VoIP ? - last post by jasonemurray

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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Fire TV Stick not connectin... - last post by CJ_Fire

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Business Applications

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

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Outlook 2010 blocked long f... - last post by computerscott2

All Other Applications

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

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Tweaking.com on Win7 Toshib... - last post by Condobloke

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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Best PC system tools? - last post by ranchhand_

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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Pictures folder names - don... - last post by britechguy

Audio and Video

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

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Automatic Mix Song (GUN SYNC) - last post by hamluis


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

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Website about programming -... - last post by egjk

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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Dual core and VM's - last post by MadmanRB

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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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Which Tablet for Kids and m... - last post by anajames

Apple iOS

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

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iPad Air 2 google chrome ad... - last post by Hollysolly

Android OS

Android devices

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Google remove - last post by katesdad

Windows Phone

Discussion forum for Windows Phone.

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my windows phone is not cop... - last post by kisean

Windows Tablets & Microsoft Surface

Tech support for Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 RT.

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Better cheap Windows tablet... - last post by leonicholson

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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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computer randomly crashes w... - last post by Chris Cosgrove

Game Consoles

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

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PS2 Game Emulator - last post by NickAu

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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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Galaxy 4S smartphone Unable... - last post by Herbert667

iPod, Zune & MP3 Players

Discuss and ask questions about digital music players.

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Help?  iTunes Deleted All o... - last post by TsVk!

GPS Devices

Discuss and ask questions about Global Positioning Devices.

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GPS needing more memory - last post by bwv848

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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 selohu

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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Uninstall Offline Windows O... - 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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Quote Of the Day - last post by britechguy


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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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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How to transition from deve... - last post by ebruner

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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I believe that Trump will i... - last post by JohnC_21

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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Two Words - Same Letter - A... - last post by flowerlily1

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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Fantastic photography - last post by Bezukhov

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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