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Laptop can't access Desktop, but Desktop can access laptop [on hold]

My Windows 8 laptop sees my Desktop Windows 7 machine, but is denied access. The Desktop, however, has no such problem: it can access files on the laptop.
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How to determine air intake holes in pc case

My PC has a huge dust intake (I have two parrots and a cat occupying the room). So I don't want to unplug the pc and clean it from dust every week. I want to install exterior dust filters which I ...
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my power supply died dramatically; is it safe to simply replace it? [duplicate]

my power supply died last night rather spectacularly: blue sparks, popping sounds, a smell of burning plastic. the computer shut down, then tried to start itself up again, and sparked and popped some ...
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Do PC components (CPU, PSU, RAM…) wear over time?

I have a 6 year old pc, which is still running fine, even the newest games (well not on ultra, but still), and I wonder if I should save money for a whole new computer, or just upgrade my own... ...
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Can internal Blu Ray drives rip region-locked Blu Ray discs from other regions?

I would like to purchase a Blu Ray disc from the United States and then use an European Blu Ray reader (internal PC drive) to rip it. Is this possible?
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PC gets powered up only sometimes [closed]

This is one of the most bizarre hardware problems I have ever had, since the 80486 days. Perfectly working PC with a Gigabyte UD2-P55M and an i7, Kamariki IV power supply. I go away for 10 days ...
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MOBO turns on when power connected, and black screen

So whenever I connect my motherboard to power, the fans and LEDs turn on without me pressing the power switch. In fact, I can't turn it off even by holding down the power switch. It even powers on ...
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What exactly is BUS Architecture on a motherboard?

I'm trying to understand if it's the actual physical lines on the motherboard or something else. I ask because everyone says that The motherboard bus can be one of two types — internal and external. ...
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I'm looking for a PC/Android app that emulates Android keyboard, taking input from PC keyboard [closed]

I'm sure I can't be the only one who sometimes want to use a physical keyboard to type a short (or long) paragraph of text to my Android phone, all without taking out a mobile hardware keyboard, turn ...
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Computer fans turn on, but nothing else

I've done some google searches, but nothing seems to fix my problem. I just got a computer from a friend, saying that it wasn't turning on anymore. I took it home, powered it up, and viola! beep ...
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Computer time and bios resets everytime I unplug from wall

I am using an Asus P5GC-MX motherboard with a 700 watt power supply and I cannot figure out why this is happening. First I tried a new good brand battery with no luck. Next I flashed my BIOS and ...
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Graphics card crashing

My computer has a vent on the back side that sometimes gets very loud and the only way to stop it from making so much noise is to touch it for a second so it slows down. Every time I touch the vent to ...
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2nd Wifi connected PC loses connectivity seemingly when other PC falls asleep?

I have a PC connected via ethernet to an ubee modem/router for internet access. A 2nd PC in another room is connected via a usb wifi connector. Often I am told the other PC loses connectivity and if ...
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Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case [closed]

I have this old Alienware case from around 2003 in which I have replaced parts for years: I have never replaced the front USB ports, and I would like to get USB 3. Here are pictures of the USB ...
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How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on 4600?

How can I install dell dimension 4600c bios on dell dimension 4600? According to this page it works: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19452189 The second to last post ...
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Stop case side-panel from buzzing

My desktop's case is a Cooler-Master Storm Scout 2. The left side-panel (the one with the window) often buzzes while my computer is running. I've verified that none of the cables are rubbing against ...
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Why my monitor is not working with my desktop VGA output?

I just tried connecting my Samsung syncmaster 591s monitor with my desktop using a VGA cable, but just when I connect my VGA cable to my desktop monitor goes blank. Before that VGA question mark ...
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Distorted audio, lagging mouse, slow speed, no internet

So when I turn on my computer now the windows booting sound is all distorted almost like it's stretched or crackling, when I log in the mouse lags, and everything seems to load a bit longer. It can ...
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Why does my USB port make a beep when connected to my cell phone?

I have various Android devices when I connect my devices to my PC, why USB port makes beep even I am listing songs beep keeps coming from headphones. Specially when I transfer some data beep makes ...
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Excel Formula show with result as well as [closed]

I have a sheet with: A B C 7 5 =A1+B1 So, C1=12. Is it possible that D1 shows the numbers 5,7 used in the sum in C1?
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Replaced burned out PSU still burning smell

So I recently replaced my burned out PSU, and have just started my PC. But I still smell something burned out, although my PC is running fine, what could it be, and what should I do? I just checked ...
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How to setup a new Windows 8 PC? [closed]

I just bought a new Windows 8 PC (this one) and I'm about to set it up. Where should I start and is there a easy way to install or get all essential tools like WinZip, VLC etc?
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PC Stuck on verifying DMI pool - taken many steps

I have an old computer I am attempting to restore. It's a msi 945g series chipset board. I began with no POST beeps and no monitor signal being detected. I have.... Removed, Cleaned and Reseated ...
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Desktop not powering ON

I have a weird issue of our desktops supplied to customers. At customers site they are not turning on but when I bring it my office it is working fine. It tries to start at customer site, fan starts ...
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Apple thunderbolt display 27 with Asus z87 expert motherboard

I recently purchased custom build PC with Asus z87 expert thunderbolt motherboard, intel i7 4790k processor, sapphire r9 270x 2gb graphics card etc. Its not working with my Apple thunderbolt display ...
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How to restrict WIFI for only specific connection?

I want to add WIFI PCI card on few desktops. I do not want those cards to detect any network and only with manual configuration I should latch it to require network. Is this setting possible. Also if ...
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Computer instantly shuts down if network cable connected

We have a Pentium 4 PC in the office that has recently started shutting down a couple of seconds after a network cable is connected. It isn't software related, as the PC also shuts down before it ...
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Network config is lost when computer power cable is disconnected, how can i avoid setting up a wireless connection each time this happens?

Wireless network is working as it should on all devices, except the computer with windows vista. It can find the network, but it can't connect even though it is the right pswd. When looking at the ...
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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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Thermal sensor location and adhesive

I bought a DIY computer over Christmas (I bought all the parts and hooked it together myself). The mid-tower case I got (this one, in blue) has three thermal sensors that need to be attached at ...
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Get Access to all of the partitions of USB in Windows

I partitioned my USB into 3 partitions each of FAT32 , using software "gparted" in LINUX. So after succesfully partitioned , i tried in Windows PC, but only one of them is accessible. Is it ...
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Motherboard not displaying [closed]

I have installed a new Asus M5A7L-M LX Plus mobo in my Gateway tower, along with an AMD FX 8320 CPU and Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1600 MHz RAM. I have an Antec VP450 PSU and a standard SATA and DVD ...
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CMOS battery issue

The 5+ year old CMOS battery in my PC died and the BIOS lost it's settings. I replaced the battery but the same problem persists. As soon as I plug the PC into the power outlet, I get 4 beeps ...
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HDMI cable does not fit into GTX 680

I'm trying to plug a 2nd monitor into my GTX 680's HDMI port and the cable just does not fit. There seem to be 2 metal tabs and the top of the inside of the port that restrict the cable from entering ...
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Use a 1.8" HDD from a iPod classic in a PC?

A while ago, I took apart an iPod Classic (one of the older ones with the monochrome screen), and found that it had an actual HDD instead of flash memory. I was wondering if their was any way to use ...
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recommended computer monitor brightness, contrast and gamma settings for eyes? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer. I'm working up to 10 hours per day in computer. How to properly adjust monitor brightness and contrast.
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Mainboard beeping for error but running fine - beep codes corrupt?

I traded CPU, PSU and Graphics Card with a friend. When I took his parts and build my PC everything works fine. When We tried to put my parts in his PC, the Mainboard did a non-ending 2 tone siren ...
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Two fully functioning profiles running simultaneously

Question: Is it possible to open two different instances of Firefox, each running a separate profile, and have it so each time firefox -P <profile name> is run it will connect to the already ...
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UAC dialog when changing windows settings windows 7

Each time I change a windows setting in control panel that requires admin a UAC (User account control) dialog pops up and this did not happen before. I am the main administrator on the computer and I ...
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max ram for dell motherboard “0gdg8y”

I am using dell computer. Its Mother board spec is : http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/mainboard-dell-0gdg8y-specs-38317201215/ I want to upgrade my RAM. now it has 2*3 = 6GB on spec, It says max 8G ...
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Are desktop PC ports less durable in terms of mating cycles than laptop ports?

I have an HP EliteDesk 800 Mini PC, and I am using it like a laptop in the sense that I take it to and from work every day. At home and at work I have a power adapter, monitor, keyboard, and mouse ...
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pc sudden black screen [closed]

my pc started to give sudden black screens and becomes unresponsive, like I use it for a while and all of a sudden it turns black screen, after that nothing helps even reset doesn't help, it's like ...
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Connect hard disk to laptop using usb-to-sata cable

I have a laptop (Dell Latitude E5420) with 5400 RPM hard disk and the speed seems slow. I also have a 7200 RPM desktop computer’s hard disk drive. So my question is if I connect that 7200 RPM desktop ...
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selfbuilt pc shuts down and restarts. 1 long and 2 short beeps

I have built a new pc and I almost finished. When I turn the computer on I starts up but then shuts down again. The beeps I'm getting is 1 long and 2 short which I think is the video card or ...
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Computer crashes first 1-3 times on startup

Whenever I start my computer, the first 1-3 times it crashes when I try to click the start menu in Windows 8.1 or before I even get there. The third or fourth time i reset my computer it works just ...
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Newly built, very high-spec PC, encountering errors and performance issues

Since building my new PC, it’s been having a load of hard-to-trace issues. However as all the components are pretty much new, I can’t really pinpoint the cause. It’s a fresh install of Windows 8.1, ...
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Problems installing Windows 7 OEM

I recently 'built' a computer by scrambling together parts from various PCs. Up until now, I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but now I decided to get Windows 7 aswell. The computer has three ...
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How to exceed manufacturer supported memory RAM

I have an intel pentium D 940 processor. I have tried ms config then check the maximum memory changed it to maximum, 6k+mb but when i click apply after restart it goes back again to 1025mb. I ...
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Dont know how to connect AC-97, HDAUDIO, and USB connectors to motherboard [duplicate]

I'll provide pictures so you guys can see, but basically I recently bought a new case for my pre built lenovo k330b. I cant find how I'm supposed to position the connectors. Please help me out with ...
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How do I know if one of my RAID 1 drives died?

Lets say I have a few HDDs in a RAID 1 array. From where will I know that one of my HDDs is dead? Is there some kind of automatic alert system or do I have to check it manually? If I have to check it ...