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

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Keyboard some letter double output

I have PC with AMD APU System, Brand new. I'm having problem regarding my keyboard it always double type the letters. More on a,c,e,d,w,m,o,I,f,k,x. So I bought a new keyboard it still the same error ...
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Find Causes for slow Performance on Windows

I have a situtation where a Eclipse Workspace (identical) performs very differently on two very similar PCs. Both are approx 3-year old PCS, one i7-3520M, the other i5 (I do not have the exact model, ...
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Wireless adapter suddenly not detecting network

I've a desktop PC with a wireless adapter stick and a laptop on my table. My phone sitting on the table most of the time as well. Usually, all three devices are connected to the internet via wifi by ...
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Using keyboard causes every program to freeze

I have an odd issue. Every time I touch the keyboard, whichever program that has focus freezes. This wasn't happening earlier today; it only started after I ran Windows Update. My specs: Asus ...
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Motherboard or CPU dead?

I have an Asus Z8NA-D6C Motherboard with dual sockets for Intel Xeon CPUs. When I go to power up the system, however, I receive no post beep codes unless I fully remove the RAM. Any suggestions? CPU: ...
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Wireless router simultaneously dropping multiple computers

I've read several articles online as well as Wireless internet router keeps dropping out Computer "loses" connection to wireless router intermittently My scenario is as follows: When ...
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Windows 10 booting, winload.exe, bcd etc.

i have some real weird problem. Let's begin. I had windows 8.1 enterprise, then i installed w10 seperately to it, then some mumbo jumbo happened, then later i just reinstalled 10 up into 8.1, it was ...
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Building your own PC computer, is there a process checklist?

I have just built a new pc. I installed all the components and checked all cable connections. But when I turned it on the first time it did nothing, except the fans ran and several leds lit up. There ...
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HP Pavilion Slimline s3220n SD Card Reader Issue

I have an HP Pavilion Slimline running Windows 7. It came with an SD card reader. I can read SD cards with it, but when I plug in a Micro SD card via an adapter, it is not recognized. The light ...
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machine A can reach machine C, but machine B in same LAN as machine A, cannot reach machine C

I have two computers in the same LAN; A and B, and a third remote computer, C. A can reach C, but B cannot. DNS resolution is working fine. Other than that issue, B appears to work fine (it's my ...
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After a windows update restart explorer.exe does not load

My computer restarted on its own (before the restart everything was working fine for 2 years I have not done any significant software/setting changes the past month atleast and no hardware changes) ...
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Red ghosting/blur on monitor

I have a BenQ GW2270H monitor, and have found that there is an odd, red blur that surrounds certain things on screen when they move quickly. Some black objects also blur. It happens to both my PC and ...
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How to find out whether my graphics card is broken?

About a year ago I build myself a rig, mainly for gaming. Not high end, but still: i5-4460 CPU 8GB RAM nVidia GTX-760 graphics card. Windows 10 Today I was playing a game, when suddenly both ...
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No input / signal when playing game

I have a PC with the following. Specs (not overclocked): Asus P7P55D LE (Motherboard), Core i7-860 @ 2.8 GHz, nVidia Geforce GTX 295 (with 2 GPUs), 4 GB Ram (1600 MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1,50v), SATA HDD (500 ...
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High CPU usage with unknown cause

I'm having issues with my intel i5 6600k @ 4.5 GHz. I've tried undoing the OC and I've even tried underclocking, yet the issue persists. I could use some help troubleshooting. Temperatures lie around ...
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How to diagnose a system that freezes seemingly at random? [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to repair a laptop that experiences total system lock ups at random intervals, with a frequency of every few days. Total lock up here is defined as no response to user input ...
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Why Google is no longer working with IE 6.0 SP1 in 2016?

First: I know IE 6 is long dead but I'm using it in a Windows 98 SE virtual machine. This VM is for archival purpose where I archive old Web browsers to share for nostalgia sake. This VM sole reason ...
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How to reveal Word TOC style that I renamed and deleted but appears to still be there?

I renamed TOC 2 to TOC 2,Topic then inadvertently deleted it. Now I cannot get the TOC 2,Topic style back, nor can I the factory TOC 2 style; i.e.: I cannot find TOC 2 in any variation in the ...
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How to prevent custom TOC styles from automatically updating

At times I want to rename heading styles to reflect document structure and TOC styles to remind me of mappings. Examples - Heading 1, Part - Heading 2, Chapter and Appendix - Heading 3, Section - ...
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Netgear DGN 2200M compatibility issue with Huawei EC315

I have NETGEAR DGN 2200M router and later bought a Huawei EC315 Wi-Fi data card of a local service provider (TATA DOCOMO from India). I want to use this Data dongle to work with my Netgear router for ...
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“Unsupported database scheme” from apt-get during reinstall

I am receiving the following error from apt-get. What could cause this and how can I correct it? sudo apt-get install --reinstall aptitude Reading Package Lists... Error! E: opening ...
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What do you call it when the errors lead you in the wrong direction? [closed]

I do tech support for a living. Occasionally, I run into a series of circumstances that leads me and/or the other technician I am working with down the wrong rabbit hole, in the wrong direction, ...
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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 ...