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PSU/GPU/MOBO failing? I'm at a loss here

Here is my total system specification: System Information Time of this report: 11/22/2014, 21:41:56 Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack ...
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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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Sign-In to second e-mail account

I understand that if I use "Manage Accounts on this Device" I will be able to retrieve messages from a second account that I just created. However, I can not locate the "Manage Accounts on this ...
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How would you digitalize your VHS?

I have the USB device for it (Avermedia Ezmaker 7), and it works perfectly. I connected it to VCL just to have a preview, I managed it and it is also perfect - no audio/video asyncronization. But I ...
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How to deny access from Windows 7 to a Windows 8.1 drive?

I have dual-boot with Windows 7 installed on one partition of my hard drive and Windows 8.1 installed on the other partition. How to deny Windows 7 users access to the Windows 8.1 partition?
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Windows 7 folder opens automatically in command prompt

My girlfriend has a problem with her PC and I wasn't able to solve it. She's got a Laptop running Windows 7. If you open a folder it doesn't open in the Explorer (as it should), but it opens the ...
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What happened to my computer, and what are my recovery chances?

Today I was just using my computer as normal when it froze. Restarting, it froze on the windows logo. Restarting again brought me to the "Windows failed to start" screen, where I tried to run startup ...
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Error booting Windows 7 system: “<random name> is compressed / Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”

DZNRX is compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart This computer has Windows 7 on it. The user called me to help him. I only know that this PC has Windows 7. I have not found any reference about ...
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Why does Windows 7 has higher disk usage than Ubuntu? [on hold]

This is what I noticed from looking at the disk indicator light.
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Local file encryption and Cloud Services

Been looking at doing encryption of files with bitlocker on Windows 7 but want to have offsite backup. Currently just using Google drive as offsite storage but want to be safer with what is online. ...
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I want to delete New Tab in google chrome

Every time I go to google search the new tab comes up and google shuts down. How can I fix this? I can't get to tools because google shuts down and freezes on Windows 7
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Windows 7 Home Premium cannot connect to internet via wireless or ethernet connections

I have an HP laptop and I cannot connect to the internet even though it says "Internet Access". When I try I get "Cannot access page", then the browser closes and searches for a solution that results ...
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Grey window in Texmaker when trying to save a file

I use Texmaker 4.1.1 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. When I tried to save a file, I get a grey screen: I have the same issue when I try to open a file. The issue disappeared after restarting the ...
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How can cut the time it takes to tag videos using Windows Explorer?

When I try to tag a video using windows explorer it takes roughly 10-20 seconds for it to complete. If I try to tag multiple videos using the same tag it takes even longer? How can I cut this time ...
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Want to STOP Windows 7 from changing song names in my music folders

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have several subfolders in MY MUSIC. I want to be able to name the songs in any of those folders whatever I want and not have the names I changed them to changed ...
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VirtualBox doesn't see the latest update

I use VirtualBox with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. When I check for the latest update it says there is none. However, looking at the official website, I don't have the latest stable version: ...
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How to ignore a range of sectors of HDD?

I use Windows 7 and I have a Maxtor STM3320613AS HDD (320 GB) and it have some bad sectors. I know windows ignores these bad sectors itself but is there any possibly way to force HDD itself to ignore ...
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Cannot listen/use any port on my windows

I have windows 7, and my PC cannot use any port, i tried apache2, and it says it cannot bind to port 80, i changed to many different port, 8080, 81, 82 .... i tried mysql, same thing happened, it ...
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Courting Disaster with fakeRAID10 (Dual Boot Win7,Ubuntu14.10)

Over the past several weeks (!), I have been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ubuntu Desktop 14.10. The motherboard is a Sabertooth x79, and I wanted to install everything ...
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Play media from a computer to a TV wirelessly?

I want the same functionality one gets when connecting a TV and a laptop using a HDMI cable, but wirelessly. I have a Samsung Series 6, Smart TV and want to mirror my Windows 7 PC's video and audio ...
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Are there any pitfalls in forcing v-sync on all programs?

I play a lot, and to keep my GPU temperature sane I often have to turn on or even force v-sync on individual games. It would be much easier for me to just force it on everything instead of keeping ...
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Java Control Panel does not show installed java runtime

I installed the Java 8 64bit runtime in parallel to a Java 7 64bit runtime on my Windows 7 machine. Now the Java Control Panel does not list any runtime in the tab "Java" any more. Specifically, the ...
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Computer is not resuming from sleep

I am using a Dell N5420 laptop with windows 7 as OS. My problem is when I try to sleep my system it goes to sleep, but when I try to wake up the system its not resuming and goes to error recovery ...
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How to handle VirtualBox images from different account in Windows?

In Windows7 I seem to have a problem with VBoxManage when I am trying to clone a virtual image. In the user's account it is no problem to run the command on the command prompt, but a different user ...
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Running Windows processes in separate cores

I have an AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz, six cores) and I would like to optimize it in this way: Core 1: Used only by key Windows processes, e.g. explorer.exe, svchost.exe, rundll32.exe, etc. Core 2: Used ...
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Dell Wireless 1540 802.11a/b/g/n do not connect to Wi-Fi network set-up on Channel 13

I have a Dell Latitude notebook, running Windows 7 Enterprise, with a Dell Wireless 1540 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz) wireless card. My router is a Netgear DGN2200v3 and to improve my wireless ...
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Cannot connect to the internet through direct modem connection

I do realize this is probably an issue on my provider's part (yes I have contacted them and a technician will be dispatched next week, but I assume you people know the frustration of not having any ...
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How can I configure Windows 7 to do absolutely nothing?

I have machine with old Windows 2000 Server. I would not recommend using it today for not experienced people, because it is extremely vulnerable to viruses released after Microsoft stopped support for ...
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Why games with low system requirements are lagging?

I got a HP laptop and I dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Kali Linux 64-bit.I installed Minecraft and Counter Strike to see how they are running and both of them were lagging a lot.I couldn't ...
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Wrong disk Space showing

My laptop is showing wrong disk space. When I right click on my C: disk, it shows in the "Properties" that it’s size on disk is 17 GB. But when I open the folder, and select all the folders in all and ...
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Is there a website I can go to that will tell me if I am running Internet Explorer in Compatibility Mode?

When I go to http://whatbrowser.org/ in Internet Explorer, it reports IE 10. When I go to the same website using Quickbooks' internal web browser, it reports IE7. I want to know if it is actually IE10 ...
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Intel WLAN NIC works in Linux, undetected in Windows 7

Note: I do not have the hardware in question in front of me at the moment, so I'm sorry for the unavailability of some information. I understand if I can't get a proper answer because of that. ...
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Windows 7 password forgotten [duplicate]

I have windows 7 installed on my system. this is my log-on screen. I forgot this account's password. The question is, how I can log-in with another user? (Administrator) Why this windows has not ...
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Key combination Ctrl + \ is not working inside virtual Parallels machine in MacOS

I'm new to Mac world, just got a Macbook with OSX Yosemite. I'm using Windows software for work and I have installed Windows 7 within Parallels Desktop. I used to use Far Manager for file operations. ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad N580 - Windows 7 - Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H

I recently formatted my IdeaPad N580 laptop, it came with Windows 8 installed and i downgraded to Windows 7, the Optiarc DVD RW device stopped working, more specifically it "works" but the drivers are ...
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Annoying flicker when creating or renaming a folder in Windows Explorer's folder tree

I have a really annoying problem with Windows Explorer. When I create a new folder or rename an existing one in the folder tree (navigation pane) there is heavy flickering and I'm unable to type the ...
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How to show occupied space for each HDD in Windows 7? [duplicate]

On Windows 7, in "My Computer", I can see the total amount of space for each partition, and their remaining space. For instance, "H:" is marked as "185Go free space, total 1.81To". How can I display ...
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BSOD: BAD_POOL_HEADER (It happens often)

I have been expieriencing some BSODS from alot of time. Last time i was brosing the internet and then the BSOD came BAD_POOL_HEADER then i restarted the PC again when i was uninstalling a software it ...
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Where is Windows pulling this connection status/type from and can I edit it?

In the list of network connections I have, the LAN connection has a value of 'EData' where others have 'Not connected' or 'Unidentified network'. This seems to be the status or type of connection, ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials expired

I use MS Security Essentials on my Windows 7 x64. I've been using it for years and since a few days now it does not update the definition files. I tried to do it manually, and I get the following ...
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Recover permanently deleted files from recycle bin ONLY

Is there a way to recover permanently deleted files from recycle bin ONLY? I know many pieces of software that will recover the whole partition but I want to recover ONLY the files that where on the ...
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Is there any difference in process disk I/O priority between administrator and normal user process?

Today I was installing big application (Visual Studio). I was doing it with elevated privileges. At some point - my computer just stuck and disk led was glowing continuously. I couldn't do anything ...
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How do I create a new recovery partition? Follow up to successful new SDD install

System Info: Sony VAIO VPCF115fm i7 Q720 Quad Core CPU (1.6 GHz) Turbo boost up to 2.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU with 1 GB VRAM 500 GB spinning media hard drive (Seagate ST9500325AS) 6 GB DDR3 ...
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Hw to access a network printer on a VPN without a VPN connection?

We usually having trouble with our VPN connection. Our network printer is connected to VPN so when our VPN is down we can’t access the printer. I’m using Windows 7.
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Drive is missing from My Computer but is visible in Disk Management, how do I get it to show up?

I bought a new PC case and installed my hardware in it. I have 2 HDDs but I can't access one of them (320GB). How can I fix this?
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can virtualbox machine -Window7- show computers in local network from WAN?

i have a virtualbox VM running windows7 in ubuntu . the VM is connected to my ubuntu using the NAT and the host only adapter the situation that I found bizarre is that inside windows network ...
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When using a 3rd party uninstaller on Windows, should I postpone reboot until after the leftover files are removed?

I'm using GeekUninstaller, because it's free and has pretty good reviews. Usually, I will choose the program I want to uninstall, go through the regular uninstallation process, and then ...
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Restore old Windows XP behavior of ALT-TAB?

I remember that some time ago (WinXP?) a simple ALT-TAB always and continuously switched back and forward between the last two windows. Unfortunately now (Windows 7) this does not work anymore: Now, ...
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disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run on non-administrative accounts

I want to disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run by non-administrative accounts but with administrative permissions. How can I do this? I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Lots of processes are using excessive memory - suspected memory leak [duplicate]

A lot of processes are using more memory than they should which is causes my PC to use up to 90% of it's memory (8gb) when idling with only basic applications open (internet browser, music player, ...