Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving that uses logical, systematic steps to solve the problem.

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Charge light on if display cable disconnected from motherboard

I have a HP DM4-1050ea laptop, which recently started to not turn on either with battery alone or AC alone (with and without battery). I cannot boot with battery alone because it's drained and don't ...
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Wi-Fi extender randomly loses connection

I own a TP-Link repeater (TL-WA850RE) which connects via Wi-Fi to my main device (router & AP) and extends the range of my Wi-Fi to rooms that can't be reached by the AP of the main device. The ...
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Why can't ImageMagick read any fonts on my machine?

I'm trying to run montage. montage `ls ?.png` `ls ??.png` -tile 6x3 -geometry 32x32 tile.jpg But I am getting this error regarding fonts. montage: unable to read font `(null)' @ ...
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How to fix a SVN Repository where it allows checkin of source code or text files but not binary files or jars?

I've recently been given the job of taking care of our company's SVN installation, and sure enough one of the repositories stored on it has a problem. What I see is that if I make a fresh check out ...
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Windows Explorer Won't Launch (Windows 10)

So this is my first post, because despite spending 4 hours attempting troubleshooting my issue last night nothing appeared to work. I'm using a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 620, so it's not the best PC, ...
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DCLCD DCL9C Monitor power issues

Lately my DCLCD DCL9C monitor has had some troubles. In order to use it I had to toggle the power button upwards of 20 times. Hitting the power button would show the proper display for a second and go ...
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Desktop suddenly shut down and can't start

I was normally using my desktop, and then it suddenly shut down. All other things in the room (e.g. routers, monitors) are fine. I immediately cut off the power, and reconnected it after several ...
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How to figure out which connector is the right connector in a large punchdown block? [closed]

This is a very basic question, but I'm not particularly experienced with electronics, so please bear with me. My motivating scenario is this: I want to connect an Ethernet switch on the third story ...
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How can i launch Microsoft Edge in windows 10?

I can't seem to find Microsoft Edge anywhere. After the most recent update it has disappeared from my Taskbar, my Start Menu got completely wiped and it isn't there either. I tried to search for it ...
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Computer starts but has no display

I have my monitor on a table, and the wiring and connections are behind the table. An object(one of my speakers which was on the table) fell on the wires when the machine was on and I was browsing the ...
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Previously paired DS4 bluetooth not being detected in Windows 10

So I've been having major headaches with simply pairing my DS4 controller with my desktop's bluetooth dongle (ASUS BT-400). Currently, in the horrible windows 10 bluetooth settings window all ...
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Logitech K120 Keyboard Sometimes Doesn't Work on Internet

I use a logitech K120 wired keyboard on a Windows desktop computer. Every so often, usually when I am googling something, my Logitech keyboard will stop being able to type on the internet. The mouse ...
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Linode VPS storage space full, site down, unable to stay logged in

I am using Linode Server. After login I can see Storage space is full. Because of this full storage our website is down. I can't even log in with SSH using Putty. If I reboot the server then I can ...
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How to remotely set up IP cameras?

I'm trying to set up a CCTV system at my parents' house. Most of the networking is done already (I think), but I still need to set up most of the ~30 cameras. This is the network topology: internet ...
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Constant BSODs within the last three days on a Windows 8.1. Minidumps analyze needed

Recently, I started getting constant BSODs (such as BAD_POOL_HEADER, followed by DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER, and now SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION) while working on my own stuff (basic Microsoft Office ...
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Will reinstalling Security Center clear my Nessus config

Running RHEL 5 and Security Center 4.7.1. My question is if I reinstall Security Center will it wipe out my Nessus config?
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troubleshooting network windows

Working on an older network not built by me (seems to have been set up about 8-10 years ago). It happens to be a POS system where one machine functions not only as a POS machine (Will call SERVER), ...
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How do I troubleshoot intermittent public static IP connectivity to a VM?

I'm a software developer by trade and networking hasn't always been my strong suit so I could use any advice given. I honestly don't know where to start troubleshooting this issue. I recently signed ...
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Some downloads get stuck at 99% (same for git clone, npm install, bower install)

I'm having a weird problem with the internet connection. I tried to download simple PDF file (2MB) and it always got stuck at 99%. Same thing happened from any device under the same network. ...
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Short key for marking checked, check box in Windows 7

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to mark a check box, that appears when filling in forms.
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Why do I have to remove the CMOS battery each time I start the computer?

Yesterday I replaced my CMOS battery with a new one. After that I turned on my PC, then my cooling fans and hard drive started up, but my monitor wasn't showed anything, only a blinking monitor ...
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On startup video card's fan is not spinning, blank screen, only fan works

I have a Intel DG33FB motherboard with 2.6 GHz processor, 2GB RAM and Gigabyte GV-N430 2GB video card with Windows 7 installed. At first it worked, but I wanted to change the CPU to a new 3.2 GHz ...
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High Memory usage in Windows 10

I cannot figure out whats been just eating up my RAM lately. I tried looking with poolmon. It shows that the highest usage is Proc. So after searching for a possible driver issue. findstr /s Proc . I ...
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I can not figure out the proper BIOS configuration for these RAMs & this motherboard

Long story short: aftr a bios reset I am unable to figure how to configure the bios so that it gets to POST. All I have now is beeps ( ---. = long long long short) repeating ad libitum. I looked it up ...
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No sound after 5 minutes

I play a video and the sound stops working after 5 minutes. I launch a game and sound stops working after 5 minutes. Restarting the Windows Audio service via services.msc re-enables sound for ...
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PC start only after a CMOS reset

I have the weirdest issue, since yesterday my PC is not booting. At all. I tried everything (swapped RAM, PSU, ...), nothing worked. The only solution i found was resetting the mobo CMOS using the ...
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x12 turtle beach hurts, any advice? [closed]

After around 25 min it start hurts my jaws, if I use it more than that it really hurts which makes them unusable. I'm trying to soften the padding and the bridge. Any tip / suggestion how to fix / ...
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Lenovo beeps once and shows an error screen at start up

I need some help trouble shooting my wife's laptop. When I try to start it the laptop emits one beep and shows this screen. I've checked Lenovos basic beep codes here and that doesn't seem to match ...
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Is there any way to recover unsaved notepad++ docs?

I had to immediate shut down, and I lost about 20 unsaved tabs, is there any way to recover these?
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Monitor saying “No video input”, computer turns on however

I really need help with this problem. Here's a detailed description of it: When I press the power button, the computer fires up with all the fans spinning and all the lights turning on. It'll ...
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Why are there two Chromes installed?

I went to uninstall some stuff, and I just happened to notice something I hadn't notice before: that there are two Google Chromes installed. I thought at first this might have been a glitch or ...
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Older app works only when running from compatibilty troubleshooter

I have updated to Windows 10 form Windows 8.1 and Corel Photopaint 12 will not run with error: Failed to install ISKernel files I have tried setting compatibility of the shortcut to Windows 7 ...
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Laptop shuts down instead of going into sleep mode when I send it to sleep

I'm using an Asus laptop. It's more than a year old. This has been going on for maybe a month. I've looked into all the basic settings but can't find what's causing the problem. Here are the settings: ...
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How to restore the original firmware of a router?

An internet service provider (ISP) has locked my router and changed its software so that I can not choose another ISP. My router works for that ISP only and it does not work for any Other ISP. I ...
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Windows 10 hostednetwork ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) not working

I upgraded to windows 10, and now I cant use my ICS ( Internet Connection Sharing ) via hostednetwork. Doing the same as in windows 8.1: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=network_name ...
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Desktop PC has stopped powering up

I've gone through the two existing questions I found that seemed to the closes to my situation, tried most of the proposed fixes, and I'm still not getting any results. Those questions where: ...
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Keyboard not working after upgrading to Windows 10

I have a lenovo z500 series laptop.. I've been using windows 8.1 up until now and my keyboard worked fine no problem but today i upgraded to Windows 10 my keyboard ua not working now... I checked ...
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Windows 10 high memory usage (unknown reason)

Well few days ago I updated my pc to windows 10. However, after some use my PC started to slow down until its was impossible to use, it was due to high memory usage. After restart, everything came ...
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Determining the purpose of a Windows process [closed]

In the course of diagnosing a problem, our attention is often drawn to a running process shown in Task Manager. This raises questions such as, "Is this process legitimate?" or, "What does this ...
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Toshiba L755 won't start after BIOS update fail?

I bought a bigger battery and read that I had to do an update for it to work. Anyway the BIOS was updating and half way through the power went out and now it will no start. The led's turn on showing ...
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PC won't turn on

My new PC broke down completely yesterday. This was my first ever PC build, I installed the components myself, but I couldn't figure out the wiring/cables so I went off to a tech-guy for help. He put ...
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A variety of PC problems including blue screens and failure to boot

I recently rebuilt my gaming PC. I used the same hard drives and ram, but everything else is brand new. I reinstalled windows and everything was great for about a month. Recently, I had a BSOD ...
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Computer power supply fault

This is my first post to the site; it's been a great resource to me in both my professional and personal lives. It's about time I registered! So I went to boot up my desktop this morning and nothing ...
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PC Won't Sustain Power

I've been using this system almost every day for the past 7 months. It has worked completely fine with no indication of error at all, but now it will not power on. Whether I use the casr button, the ...
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After leaving my PC alone for as little as 5 minutes, I come back to an error where the enter key seems to be constantly pressed

This is a bit of a strange question, so I will try and give as much information as I can. Let me start by saying that the enter key on my keyboard is absolutely fine, physically. I am writing this ...
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Windows defender isn't working

My Windows defender was turned off because of preinstalled antivirus. Then the antivirus expired and I want to turn it back on but I can't. Getting a message: "Your PC isn't monitoring because the ...
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How to troubleshoot a “clogged” network

I am inheriting a mess of a network at my office. There's a bunch of switches and routers, not too mention hidden switches under desks that I can't see. Often times the network gets "clogged." ...
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Dropped computer, Windows 7 Startup Repair irregular

I'm having some issues with my computer (Lenovo T420) and startup repair. I've looked at a few other threads, but I'm unsure about some things with my situation. I knocked my computer off a table ...
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Analyzing Windows 7 intermittent freezes [duplicate]

For a few weeks now, my Windows 7 installation has been showing intermittent freezes. Typically, the currently focused application window will freeze for up to 7 seconds, but I can still switch to a ...
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Network devices down suddenly

This is a home network with many wired and wireless devices. Yesterday I plugged in a bad CAT5e cable (Orange/White and Orange - Tx- & Tx+) were crossed. It seems I lost all internet access for my ...