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Truecrypt Causing Other Applications to Crash

Has anyone experienced Truecrypt causing their applications to crash? Our org is moving to Win7/IE9/.NET 4.5.1...several computers run a webapp that has an IE plugin. Post-upgrade the IE plugin locks ...
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1answer
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Scarlett 8i6 Line In to Windows audio

Does anyone know if there's a way to take the line in from my Scarlett 8i6 sound card and pipe it to my windows audio? (In addition to using the usb connection and hearing it through my monitors) I ...
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IE and Chrome not loading web pages

I have a laptop running Windows 7 x86 on our network where IE and Chrome are not loading websites. The internet is working fine with other services. Skype and Lync work, and I can ping web addresses ...
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1answer
485 views

Diagnosing Random Computer Freezes [duplicate]

I bought a desktop computer a few months back. About 3 months ago it started freezing at random intervals, sometimes as much as 2-3 times per day, other times as little as once per week. The specs are ...
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1answer
254 views

Window Remote Desktop Connection

I have PCs X1,X2,X3 in a network X (Ethernet Lan) all of them in workgroup XW and running windows XP pro 32 bits version. The same PC X1 is also in network Z (wifi Lan) with another PC Z1 via a ...
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1answer
359 views

Windows 7 with static IP | Suddenly stop working Internet connection

I have a Windows 7 installation and because I run an Apache web server with Virtual Hosts, I have assign a static IP in my network interface. The given IP is 192.168.1.100. Suddenly, today, my ...
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1answer
200 views

Some service is bringing Windows 7 to a halt - how do I find it?

Something is preventing Windows 7 Home Premium from completing some basic tasks. I can't open the Networking and Sharing center, and the network icon in the system tray is frozen with the blue ...
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0answers
25 views

Strange share editing behavior

For a while now, I have had issues attempting to change the share properties for any file or folder on my computer. When I open up file properties, this is what I see: I am able to edit these ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 7 Installer keeps popping up at startup

I have Solidworks Student Edition installed on an external drive. Every time I turn on my computer, a Windows Installer box pops up to install Solidworks, and I have to press Cancel. How can I stop ...
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1answer
92 views

Exhaustive Windows 7 troubleshooting procedure?

I have been using this laptop for almost two years now. Its an Intel 2nd Gen i3 with 4 GB of RAM with a 512 MB of ATI Radeon 5470 GPU running the 64-bit version of Windows 7 ultimate (Not too ...
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1answer
17k views

Spikes of 99% disk activity in Windows 8 Task Manager [duplicate]

For some reason Windows 8's Task Manager reports spikes of 99% disk activity for hours at a time. Looking at the entries in that column, however, data doesn't seem to be getting written any more ...
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1answer
280 views

New Computer freezing up at random [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot a Windows 7 freeze or slowness? How to diagnose repeated freezing of windows 7 (comes back alive in few seconds) Since I built my system about 4 ...
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1answer
187 views

Installed second hard drive in computer and get BSOD with stop 0x00007b

I have a computer with a Intel DH55HC MB. It has eSata on the MB ports that work with SATA drives. Anyway I installed a second 1tb drive and reset the boot order. Windows starts and gets a BSOD with ...
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1answer
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How can I view the call stack of a running process/thread?

Someone asked me to get a call stack or stack trace of a running process so that he could analyze it for me. How can I get that information?
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1answer
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How can I view the active threads of a running program?

I know I can see all running processes in Task Manager. But how can I see the single threads that run inside these processes?
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2answers
5k views

Blue Screen with no crash dump generated (0xF4)

I'm getting frequent Blue Screens (every hour or two), with a STOP 0xF4 code. The really fun thing about these is that no crash dump is ever generated. As shown in the screen shot below, it says ...
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0answers
31 views

How to reduce Windows shutdown time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown? A windows XP SP3 boots fast but take quite a time to shudown How to reduce it, I wonder? PS Recently ...
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1answer
534 views

How to identify (remove) the source of popup messagebox at Windows XP boot?

A computer of one of my users during the boot of its Windows XP SP3 is insistingly showing a messagebox with different illegible symbols in body and title é requiring to press OK If to leave this ...
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1answer
469 views

Debugging shell-extension that causes windows to freeze

For some time now, I have been living with and working around an annoying problem in Windows XP whereby any time I open a file dialog (Open/Save) in any program, not long afterwards, that program will ...
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0answers
55 views

WIFI connection stopped working on Windows - how to troubleshoot [closed]

Friends and family often come to me with this problem, and while I usually manage to fix their problems eventually, it often take me several hours. I'm sure there are many of us in the same position. ...
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3answers
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How do I find what's eating up all of my system's memory? (not SuperFetch)

How does one diagnose/discover memory-related problems, if Task Manager appears to not be reporting correctly? I must have a memory leak or something -- I'm at 75% usage of my 12 GB of memory, but ...
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2answers
151 views

Windows XP System Has Limited Connectivity With Multiple Routers

My folks have a Windows XP system (fully patched) that recently stopped communicating with the local router. Wired connectivity is as follows: Computer >> Router (Netgear WGR614v6) >> DSL Modem >> ...
4
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1answer
4k views

Error Code 1608 during SQL Server install?

I get the following error early during my SQL Server 2008 R2 installation: MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve ProductVersion for package with Product Code = ...
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4answers
214 views

What can I do to improve the performance of Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper way of debugging a slow Windows installation? I recently feel my Windows machine slows down a lot. Formatting is not an option as I cannot afford the ...
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2answers
511 views

Starting Autoruns.exe or procexp.exe hard-boot the PC

I am currently backpacking in India for several months and have to use public PC to check my email and write my blog. The first thing I do when after I plugged in my hard-drive is to use ...
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5answers
8k views

What is the proper way of debugging a slow Windows installation?

You know the drill - you've been asked to check why your cousin's computer is running slow. I was right there yesterday. Being a Mac user since 2007 I haven't really dug deep in Windows internals in ...
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1answer
557 views

Trying to get to the command prompt through recovery disk

I'm trying to reach the command prompt through a vista recovery disk I have, and it boots from the disk and gets to the point where it asks which installation I want to repair and then says the disk ...
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5answers
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Winkey stops working

About 6 months ago, out of nowhere my old keyboard's Winkey stopped working. CTRL+ESC would still show the Start Menu, but just the Winkey would do apparently nothing. Winkey+M would show the Desktop, ...
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2answers
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Dell XPS randomly freezes – Mouse, keyboard and USB ports lose power until reboot

I have a Dell XPS 4435MT desktop. It randomly freezes – and it happens shortly after startup, mostly less than 10 minutes. When it freezes, mouse and keyboard have no power anymore. The USB ports on ...
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2answers
2k views

Floppy drive doesn’t work in Windows, but does outside of Windows

Problem My (internal) floppy drive does not work in Windows (neither XP nor 7). That is, when trying to access the A: drive, nothing occurs, no light, no motor, nothing. It does however work in DOS, ...
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3answers
1k views

BSOD on Windows 7 64 bit. Can someone diagnose this?

I recently reinstalled windows on my pc in hope this would fix my BSOD problem, it hasn't and has recently crashed again, I was wondering if anyone could help me troubleshoot this and find out what's ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Wifi network undetectable on a Lenovo G470

I have a WPA2 secured network with a visible SSID at home that works perfectly fine with a Dell laptop,a HP netbook and sundry mobile phones. When I try connecting my sister's Lenovo G470, it refuses ...
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2answers
488 views

Stuck in Windows “safe mode”. What can I do?

My girlfriend have a laptop running Windows XP – or, well, it used to run Windows XP. Right now it does nothing at all. When booting the machine, it gets past the Windows splash screen fine, and the ...
2
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1answer
4k views

Windows requires reboot to change TCP/IP settings

I have a Windows XP computer that has recently been having some network related issues (intermittent problems saving to a network share). While trying to troubleshoot the original problems I noticed ...
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1answer
57 views

How do I troubleshoot the sound card?

My system was running fine, but I occasionally noticed that the sound output is "glitchy" and I decided to add a sound card. A friend gave me his old sound card from a system he is throwing away. I ...
6
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4answers
325 views

Troubleshooting an mysteriously unstable machine

I have a machine with a Core i7 CPU, 12 GiB of memory, 4 hard drives and a graphics card/sound card (both add-in PCI-E). This machine is somehow unstable, and I'm wondering how to troubleshoot ...
0
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1answer
111 views

Access file on my external hard drive when I have no OS

I have no operating system on my computer. But I do have the Windows 7 installation file on my external harddrive, is it possible to load that iso file to run the windows 7 installation from my ...
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2answers
176 views

Graphics are corrupted both in windows & the BIOS

I have an 8800GTS, latest drivers from Nvidia, and 2 monitors. I've recently been playing Dragon Age 2, but 5 - 10 minutes, the graphics utterly die. The game locks up, Numlock won't go on & off, ...
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1answer
6k views

Lots of BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe processes

I have a weird problem with my Win7 Pro 64: after booting it keeps spawning new BluetoothHeadsetProxy processes. I have 400 of them now and it keeps counting of course slowing down the system ...
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vote
2answers
239 views

Is there a realiable way to troubleshoot wake up from sleep in Windows?

Is there a reliable way to troubleshoot laptop wakes? I've seen "heuristics" posted here and there but isn't there really a simple and deterministic way to tell what's causing a problem? ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I troubleshoot computer dumps?

Once I have a dump of a computer crash/freeze, what are some tools and steps to take in order to troubleshoot crash based off of the dump itself? I am looking for tools to isolate what processes or ...
9
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3answers
2k views

Troubleshooting a Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep

I have a new Windows 7 PC that wouldn't sleep (not just automatically, but also when specifically told to). The screen goes black momentarily, but within two seconds the machine comes back as if ...
1
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2answers
968 views

Windows 7 (64 bit) random crashes and lockups. Please help me troubleshoot the problem

The machine has been randomly freezing and crashing recently. It is a recently new build PC. Freezing The machine would lock up when left for a period of time and then take a long time to respond to ...
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1answer
499 views

mouse and keyboard are not working after changing the motherboard?

I am just changed the motherboard of my PC, My USB mouse and Keyboard (PS2) aren't recognised by my computer. IS this problem because of my new motherboard?
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6answers
504 views

Identify what's painting the empty space in my Windows notification area?

I have an "icon" in my Windows (XP, if it matters) notification area (by the clock) which renders no image, but rather an empty square space (no borders -- nothing rendered at all in the space where ...
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vote
2answers
696 views

rsync doesn’t sync files

I'm using rsync(with Cygwin) to sync 2 local folders. The folders contains binary files. I'm using the following command: rsync.exe -av dir1/ dir2/ but the files in dir2 are only partially ...
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3answers
112 views

Problem with opening pen drive

I've a Pen Drive. And I'm not able to format it.. when I'm going for formatting it shows that its formatting but even after half an hour its still formatting... The PD is not opening. and AntiVirus ...
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4answers
2k views

Vista gets stuck in an endless loop while booting

I put my laptop to sleep last night, and when I woke up this morning... it didn't. So I tried to reboot, and everything went fine until it got to the Vista splash screen, where it's supposed to ...
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2answers
691 views

Why would a hub work when a switch doesn't?

We recently had a very strange problem. Two users share a 1gbps switch, and their network connection has been getting worse and worse (it does not disconnect, but has gotten REALLY slow, down to ...
0
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3answers
5k views

DOS edit command no longer recognized or working [closed]

I'm get the following error when I type edit command on DOS prompt: edit is not recognized as external or internal command, operable program or batch file But a few days ago it was working all ...