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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 - last post by Raymondo44

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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cant run task manager or ma... - last post by katieee

Windows 7

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

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Multiple iexplorer.exe and... - last post by hamluis

Windows Vista

Help and discussion for Microsoft Windows Vista.

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

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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After insalling bitdefender... - last post by reade_k

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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Installed Lubuntu 17.04. St... - last post by cat1092

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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Best Live Streaming Softwar... - last post by ashleyjohn1189


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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FSP WIndale 6 CPU cooler si... - last post by jonuk76

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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Help! External hard drive n... - last post by hamluis

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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Xidax Laptop Upgrade Compat... - last post by hamluis

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 Really Works for My Ne... - last post by ranchhand_

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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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Chrome runs only on sand box - last post by nasdaq

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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Windows 10 Pro - files encr... - last post by McDano

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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I believe my dad has stuff... - last post by crazyisgood

Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software

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

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confusing information Malwa... - 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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Making an ISO image - last post by britechguy

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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Can not block a program wit... - last post by jwoods301

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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Best UK VPN for Chrome... - last post by stech17

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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Can nearby outsiders use th... - last post by Rocky Bennett

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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What ad blocker am I running? - last post by jwoods301


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

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Trying to create an invisib... - last post by N44523

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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Website for my business - last post by Griroy

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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Changing Default WIFI Netwo... - 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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Need Database to import int... - last post by britechguy

All Other Applications

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

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Problem In Sending Images B... - last post by Chris Cosgrove

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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WiFi Connected but no Inter... - last post by GoofProg

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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No audio output device is i... - last post by xmimiona


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

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

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 is running slow - last post by sflatechguy

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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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An impossible to root smart... - last post by thatoneguyyep101

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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Chrome Browser Games - last post by alien_fx_fiend

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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The best app for Internet c... - last post by Just_One_Question

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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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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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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Whats the craziest conspira... - last post by Crazy Cat

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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Fantastic photography - 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 dc3

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