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

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NTP doesnt sync my time

Im getting problems to sync my local time with the NTP Server. this is the output when u do a NTP Query. remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ...
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How to define when machine was connected to WiFi in Windows logs?

I'm looking for a ways to define time when WiFi connection was established/enabled/disabled on Windows 7 machine through logs. The reason I'm looking for it is that I have laptops in LAN which ...
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Why is my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 no longer recognized?

Last night, after a year of continued and problem free use, I discovered that my computer no longer detects my Scarlett 2i4. My DAW (Ableton Live 9.1) says that no audio devices are detected and even ...
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Why is Google prompting me with Captchas?

Why is Google prompting me with Captchas? I turned on urlsnooper2 and found this (below). I don't know why my computer would request any of it. What I changed in the past few days is: Reformatted ...
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HP Laserjet 200 prints Grey scale only

I have an HP Laserjet 200 colorMFP M276nw printer that only prints in grey scale. Even stuff like the supplies status report prints in grey scale, and the bar for yellow is really light, and cyan is ...
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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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Windows 7 laptop comes in hibernation from sleep and can't boot after that

I have MSI 2PE Ghost PC on Windows 7. I put PC into sleep, but after few hours it automatically boots quietly and goes to hibernation state. After that it can't boot from this state normally (error ...
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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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Lenovo Yoga Unable to Power On

So I was watching some YouTube videos earlier and my computer suddenly shut off, similarly to what you would expect if it had overheated. I don't expect that it did overheat: I wasn't actively ...
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Computer is dying--what should I be looking for?

Okay, I'm a bit knowledgeable with pooters and such, but i'm confused. My computer is dying slowly, and I'm not sure what part is causing this. Computer details: Vista, dell machine, intel Q6600, ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts”

I load up GIMP and it gets stuck on "Loading Data Files: Fonts" every time. I have deleted my GIMP profile multiple times, I cleared my font cache, I even searched for corrupt fonts, (0kb font file ...
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A laser printer leaves stripes

The printer in our office leaves marks all across the length of the paper: We've tried cleaning the toner drum but with limited success. Can we fix this ourselves or do we need to purchase a new ...
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Recurring BSOD 0x139 KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE in NETIO.SYS (bugcheck analyses within)

Problem description I've been encountering some intermittent 0x139 KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE blue screens with first parameter 0x3 on my Windows 8.1 laptop, once every 20 minutes to an hour. ...
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Why is the Windows Help & Support screen not working?

When I click on the icon in the Start Menu, the error is: The Windows Help And Support can't start A problem has occured with Windows Help And Support Center. For online help visit Windows ...
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Why does my screen turn black after installing ATI on Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm having a problem installing the drivers for my video card. I've just finished installing the driver, rebooted the OS, and the monitor starts up in energy saving mode and doesn't boot Ubuntu. What ...
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Computer mysteriously seems to power on after surge, but no video or network

I have a box running Linux Mint I've been using as a file/plex host for about half a year to a year. Last night there was a brief power outage and I shut down both of my PCs (linux and Windows ...
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Loud optical drive

At times, the Blu-ray drive in my computer will be very loud: it makes a grinding noise that I suspect is the drive motor. This is the computer equivalent of the sound a Honda Civic makes with an ...
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If a pin was bent during CPU installation would the machine have started at all?

Realistically, if a Pin was bent during install would it have turned on and ran for 30 minutes or so before cutting out, or would it just have not started even once? The machine turned on first time, ...
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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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Samsung laptop randomly shuts down

I have a Samsung R560 laptop that is overheating, and shutting itself down under load consistently. Here are my load/idle temps from Speedfan: Ignore "Temp1 and Temp2", whatever sensors they are, ...
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My laptop works too slow when it is moved/vibrated

Recently my laptop's (HP envy 15) fan works too loud and gets warmer than before. When the laptop is moved, the laptop works slow for 30-90 seconds then it turns to normal, especially if any video is ...
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Why does my account keeps getting locked? What does the log Event 4648 means?

I have this problem I just cant seem to find the source. My AD account keeps getting locked. Using lockout status and looking at the netlogon log i figured out which PC it is. I know which process is ...
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Dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize AC adapter

Recently my dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize my 90W adapter (despite powering it just fine). Full error message: "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. the ...
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Not getting any output from video card or onboard- is my motherboard dead?

Probably a lost cause, but I thought I'd ask before I start replacing hardware. I have a desktop that's been boxed up for a while, and when I set it back up I wasn't getting any video output. I ...
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Error: Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 preview. How to troubleshoot?

Trying to upgrade my PC, the process goes forward but in some point, it revers back to Windows 8.0. How can I troubleshoot the problem?
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Troubleshooting date changes in Win7

My PC when booting flashes some white stripes (before anything) 2-3 times and then something related to BIOS comes (in DOS style on black background), then when PC is booted up, changes date either to ...
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Chrome specific footer issues

Currently uploaded a site template at locustheband.com.au Upon tinkering I noticed that chrome does not display any footers, but mozilla, safari and internet explorer render it properly Any ideas on ...
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Tips on troubleshooting computer not presenting image and driver failing

Problem description Turn on computer; Hear motherboard beep (everything turned on successfully); Monitor won't give me image at all (just led blinking); At this point, I figured out that if I ...
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How to accurately align monitors in windows 8?

I am currently using a dual monitor set-up and the software used for aligning the monitors only allows the alignment to be changes in 18 pixel increments, this results in me being unable to align the ...
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Troubleshooting connectivity issues a remote windows server 2012

We have a remote server one of our clients dials into. There are around 50 users logged into this. OS is Windows Server 2012. We are finding it difficult to troubleshoot connectivity issues because in ...
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Why does my laptop's CPU intermittently run REALLY slow?

My laptop's CPU is an Intel P8400, rated for operation at 2.26GHz. However, sometimes it starts running really slow: the computer becomes nigh unusable, and utilities like CPU-Z show clock speeds in ...
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How do I troubleshoot static noise in headphones connected to a computer that persists even after replacing the sound card?

I have an Asus P6T based system. I was using the on-board sound (plugging in Logitech X-230 2.1 analog speakers in the green "front speakers" 3.5mm analog output, then plugging in my headphones in ...
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How do I troubleshoot a Windows freeze or slowness?

A machine is described as being "really slow" or "freezing". How can I troubleshoot/resolve this issue? What should be the first steps to take?
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Put computer to sleep, leave for 2+ hours, come back and its shutdown and won't turn on

I built my computer maybe 5 months ago, and it has been running fine up until a couple of weeks ago when I had it in suspend, and then it decided to shutdown and wouldn't turn back on. So I tried ...
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Emachines 5230 will not start up

I cannot find a bleep code for the machine model, the original manual at manualowl does not have it. I have cleaned the inside, checked the Ram fits, checked there are no lose wires. when i press ...
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After upgrading PC, my computer boots up inconsistently

I'm currently using the computer that's having the problem. I've been on it for hours, and works AMAZINGLY; gaming, browsing, everything. The problem is, when I turn it off(whether it be "shut down" ...
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Read/Unread Emails in Outlook 2013 on Windows Server 2012

We have an issue where we have users try and mark email messages in Outlook 2013 as unread/read but these changes do not take effect until you have closed outlook and re-opened it. This issue is ...
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How do I troubleshoot a slow Windows computer? How do I know if more RAM can make a difference?

How do I troubleshoot slowness in a Windows computer? How do I know if RAM is an issue? In this case Windows Explorer is slow. (but it is quite subjective) I think it might be because of many ...
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How to clear CMOS on a Asus TF810C tablet?

I have an Asus TF810C tablet which won't boot. I thought about doing a Clear CMOS, but the manual doesn't tell how to do it and doesn't even have troubleshooting section. This is the first time I ...
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Cisco EPC3928AD router has lagspikes of dropped packages a few times per minute

My cable router (a Cisco EPC3928AD EuroDocsis 3.0 I received from my internet provider Ziggo (in the Netherlands)) is having consistent issues with dropping packages. It drops packages which it ...
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How can I troubleshoot a mobile broadband card?

I just bought an X1 Carbon with a Sierra Wireless EM7345 LTE radio inside. When I turn the system on, it says "Insert a SIM". When I insert my T-Mobile SIM, the mobile network adapter disappears from ...
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Monitor image became offset to the right. How to fix this?

Got this odd problem where the image in the monitor is offset to the right. It’s offset a lot. I have an external monitor, which is connected to a laptop. I don’t use the laptop’s display, only the ...
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How to find who's dropping the connection?

When an IP address is accessible by one machine on one ISP but not another machine/ISP, how can you determine where along the path the issue lies? Is it possible to determine whether it's the ...
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cannot access network shares on domain - export all network settings in windows 7 for troubleshooting

I am on a domain computer running Windows 7 Enterprise. I am having trouble accessing network drives and network shares (including network printers). I am able to access the internet fine. I have ...
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Word templates opening as templates instead of a new doc

So the previous person who asked this question (Word 2010 template not acting as template -- saving over .dotx file!) was blown off because it was determined that the question already had an "answer" ...
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What is an XPerf alternative for Linux and Mac OS X?

XPerf is a tool that allows you to take a detailed trace of various system activity like CPU, I/O and more... Because of it's detail you can see stack trace counts, disk position offset graphs, ...
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Keyboard number pad not working

I am running Ubuntu 9, and recently I have a very strange error. My number pad on my keyboard don't work. Its not hardware since I changed the keyboard and I still have the same problem.
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Why does my computer only sometimes recognize my hard disk drive?

Whenever I turn on my computer it is a crap shoot whether or not the BIOS message says that my SATA 320 Gb seagate drive has been recognised. I have jiggled the wires around and I don't think it is a ...
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Startup issue with custom built PC after installing a new PSU

I have a custom built PC with an AMD 6150 processor and an AMD 970 motherboard, Radeon HD 6850 GFX graphics card, 16GB Ripjaws 2133 MHz RAM and a crappy 500 watt power supply. It works fine, but the ...
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Nvidia Ion HDMI output problems with Acer Revo

I bought an Acer Revo. First I connected it to my Sony TV via HDMI output. For a few days it worked very well. Then one day when switching on the computer, it boots and the TV screen turns black ...