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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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Can't Boot, Hangs on Sp... - last post by sammyandsam

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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wont boot - 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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CBS log errors and no Windo... - last post by amtrak23

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 Probook will no longer c... - last post by JohnC_21

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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Im trying to put a newer ve... - last post by shadow_647

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 fix system restore - last post by Wolverine 7

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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How can I add a user to ser... - last post by Dark0Prince

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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Creating a linux distro ded... - last post by Al1000

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 Sierra - last post by Enidtoo


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 inkoalawetrust

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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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WD SATA 500 GB HARD DRIVE L... - 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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SMALL PRINT - 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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Upgrading help and advice - last post by Kilroy

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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Purchase Template: Need new... - last post by TedBaxter

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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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svchost.exe virus?? multipl... - last post by Oh My!

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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AiraCrop Ransomware Support... - last post by leendersit

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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spyhunter vs malwarebytes v... - last post by AnthonySob

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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Need advice on HDD-SDD setups - 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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Спи... - last post by AnthonySob

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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Start up passwords encrypte... - 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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"Someone just used your... - 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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Discuss with other members tips and techniques for setting up your home or office Network.

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I have windows xp with fire... - last post by hamluis

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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Need help to build new webs... - last post by dinotech-stjames

Service Providers

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

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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: Display too big even... - last post by wdrbbq

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Business Applications

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

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LibreOffice on Windows 7 - last post by pcpunk

All Other Applications

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

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Any Issues with Auslogics D... - last post by frank1982

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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Does anyone know a code to... - last post by noel258366

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 tell me what progra... - last post by Chris Cosgrove

Audio and Video

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

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What is your favorite audio... - last post by dinotech-stjames


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

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The relationships between P... - last post by KingDavidlll

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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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Safe to buy dragon touch x1... - last post by Kakuzu

Apple iOS

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

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Recover sound from video ta... - last post by troiade

Android OS

Android devices

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Data recovery - last post by cfsdf

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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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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Transport Fever Not Working... - last post by ~ JJ ~

Game Consoles

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

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improving game, reducing di... - last post by mamerala

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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 is the best Non-smart... - last post by AshtonAsh

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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Startup Programs List Download - last post by Grinler

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 clone a hard drive t... - last post by VincePolston

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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 Papakid


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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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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CompTIA A+ - last post by salina84

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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Operation Lava jato - Incre... - last post by Clade

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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Forum Game: Word Associatio... - last post by bald eagle 7

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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Test - last post by BanyuXT

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