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Computer runs but monitor is on power saving mode?

This stuff rarely happens, but when it does I simply restart my PC then it works fine. But today after several restart attempts it seems to be stuck. I tried removing the video card then switched to ...
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In Win 7. Start Menu > All Programs , all program folders are showing empty. how do I get them back [on hold]

When I click on Start all Programs I can see all the program folders. but when I click any of these folders it shows empty. how can I get them back. When I browse ...
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Windows 7 seeing DVD burner as CD-ROM drive

This is driving me crazy. This is a homebuilt system that's been running for about 6 months. I've got a lite-on IHAS124-04 DVD burner that up until now I haven't used to burn DVD's. Never needed to ...
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My Keyboard won't repeat

I am having an odd problem. My keys won't repeat when held down. its fine to type and I can double touch just fine. however I can't hold and repeat. This problem has prevented movement in games that ...
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Crashing after sleep/hibernate/suspend on multiple OS

Custom-built desktop, running windows 7 64-bit SP1, Intel i7-2700k CPU, 8 GB RAM Since I first started using this machine it sometimes crashes to a bluescreen and has always had trouble booting up. ...
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DNS options windows 7 aren't saved?

I'm trying to use a free DNS (such as Google's: 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4) by typing this in thoses options: But when I click on "validate settings upon exit" and "ok", the network diagnostic tool from ...
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Logitech K120 keyboard detected but driver not found in Windows 7

I have a Logitech K120 keyboard which is detected in device manager. But the driver is not found. When I try to update the driver, it says windows could not find driver software for your device. ...
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Deleting a file from Windows 7 Recycle Bin that causes deletion to hang

This is a WMV file that resulted from a failed operation in some video transcoding software a couple years ago. The resulting file did not ever play correctly in video-playing software. I moved the ...
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What causes frames to be dropped/lost when playing videos with higher resolution on VLC?

I noticed on this Battlefield Hardline Trailer at 60fps, about half the frames are dropped on my laptop playing it at 1920x1080 60fps. If play it 1280x720 60fps, no frames are dropped. What causes the ...
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SPSS version 22 ERROR: attempt to connect to a remote server failed

If anyone can help, I'm at my wits end here and my class starts Monday. I have installed SPSS statistics 22 on my Win7 Home 64-bit SP 1 and it will not run. I am on an HP Pavilion dv7 with tons of ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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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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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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Chrome works only outside of sandbox?

I have been trying to solve this problem for a long time. I have been using Chrome for more than 4 years, it is the best browser for me. Suddenly, Chrome stopped working. I tried uninstalling it and ...
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How do I resolve BSOD after installing Internet Explorer 11/Visual Studio 2013 Update 4?

This is Windows 7 64 installed as virtual machine using vmware. I get a BSOD after I install Internet Explorer 11. I also get the same BSOD when I install Visual Studio 2013, update 4. I can get ...
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Videocard only working in safe mode

I am writing from safe-mode, because for some reason it does work in safe-mode (windows 7) though either black screens, or bluescreens on my normal windows mode, but I am extra sure, that the hardware ...
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cmd prompt turned from window mode to full screen mode, please provide a solution

I was working on cmd and certainly I made changes in properties from window mode to full screen. Now every when I open a new window or existing one using win+r [cmd] I am only getting a full screen ...
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Active Directory Force Logoff After 8 Hours

We are a 24/7 company and we have an active directory network of approximately 80 workstations. Our employees do not seem to be logging off when they leave their shift and others are using their ...
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Run a scheduled task when a user changes the desktop background

I have a logon script deployed via GPO that changes the users desktop background to a company default, while also adding information via BGinfo that is useful for helpdesk calls. However, users ...
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UAC prompt window delays at least 1 minute in Windows 7

I have an issue with UAC, only when is executed for first time it delays at least one minute, after that, any task which requires it, the UAC promps in 2 or 3 seconds. When I waiting that, I see in ...
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BSOD 0x7f, 0x50 iaStor and ntoskrnl [on hold]

My computer randomly crashes with BSOD from time to time. Sometimes I get 0x7f or 0x50 errors. At the moment I'm removing iaStor.sys and reinstalling some drivers, but does anyone know of other ...
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Win7 Audio: save and restore balance/volume profiles (7.1/5.1 speaker setup)

I'm looking for a program or scriptable solution to save and restore audio profiles quickly. Right now i adjust the balance levels manually 1~2 times a day which is a daunting task. I want to have ...
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Computer auto-reboot. Running Windows 8.1

I run Windows 8.1 because someone told me it's fast. However, after I changed my os from Windows 7 to 8.1, I cannot shut down the machine with only one hit on the shut down option. It always boots up ...
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How do I change the icon for PDFs in Win 7 [duplicate]

My Adobe Elements PDFs files show a blank white page icon. How do I change the icon that shows for PDFs files in Windows 7?
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Hotkey for “paste shortcut” in windows 7 explorer

In folder view, we right click on a file and copy it and then somewhere else, we right click and say "paste shortcut" I could not find a hotkey combination for "paste shortcut". Google search for ...
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Shrink Windows OS partition with unmovable files

I am trying to shink Windows 7 OS partition C: but cannot shrink as much as I plan due to unmovable files. I have tried Windows own defrag tool before but it does not move files that are unmovable. ...
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How to enable the indexing options in Outlook 2013 in Windows 7?

The quick search bar in my Outlook 2013 installation is not working and I tried to configure indexing appropriately. When I go to File - Options - Search - Indexing Options the indexing location ...
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TEMP environment variable occasionally set incorrectly

Occasionally, I find my TEMP and TMP environment variables set to C:\Windows\TEMP. They should be set to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp, and are configured correctly in System Properties. This ...
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USB to CAN driver BSOD [on hold]

Lot of my customers are facing the issue with VCI drivers. Tried uploading them but as soon as they launch the application which uses these drivers it gets crashed. Windows 7 64 bit. Already analyzed ...
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Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in?

Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in? It may seem like a very simple question, but I couldn't find it. I checked inside %APPDATA%, but there were noting relevant there. ...
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Windows Explorer or filesystem not accessible by apps after some uptime

I am running Windows 7 and after an unknown amount of uptime Firefox, Google Chrome and other apps are not able to access the filesystem anymore until I restart the apps. Whats happening is the ...
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How to reset the looks of the Command Prompt window, in Windows?

I have made several customizations to how the Command Prompt window looks in Windows and now I want to reset it to its original state. How can I do that? I just want it to look that way it does after ...
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How to remote access a HDD-locked (node-locked) license?

I have a software license that is locked to my HDD at work (unfortunately...). During the break I want to do some work from home, but I cannot debug without the license. I am thinking of connecting ...
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Windows 7 x64 is not installing driver for Das Keyboard

This is the Professional Model S. No need for drivers as it's plug and play, according to company. Here is what I have done up to now: Windows 7 x64 tries to install drivers but fails. ...
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Uninstalling Office 2010 breaks Office 365 (Office 2013)

I have installed Office 365 alongside Office 2010 on a dozen or so Windows 7 machines, so that they may co-exist; and to mitigate the need to re-replace Office should there be any unforeseen ...
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How to enable fingerprint logons [on hold]

I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment Edition laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium which I recently re-installed Windows 7 stock edition on, as my HP repair media became corrupted. However, on the stock ...
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How to Solve Blue Screen? of Death? [duplicate]

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: win32k.sys If this is the first time ...
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How to shrink Windows 7 boot partition with unmovable files

I have just bought an HP laptop with Windows 7 (64 bit). It has a 500 GB HDD with three partitions: a small hidden system partition, a 12 GiB HP recovery partition, and a 450 GiB ...
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How to keep bluetooth turned on even when Windows 7 laptop is shutdown + booted up again?

While it's easy to turn on my bluetooth via Fn + F3, I would like for my bluetooth to stay on even after the laptop has been shutdown and then booted up later. How do I set Windows 7 to do this? I'm ...
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Turn off system restore via the command line in Windows 7

I'm trying to turn off system restore via the command line. This is the command I'm using: Reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore" /V DisableSR /t ...
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How to retrieve Broadband Connection's password, which is saved?

I got a connection (Broadband connection) where username and password are saved from before and I have forgotten the password. I can connect from this PC but I need the password to connect from my ...
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system32 missing, Completely bare desktop

So, this morning, I boot up my computer and find a black desktop with no icons on, and I get that error: C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC that was formatted on a Mac?

I have a SanDisk Cruser drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC (and I don't have access to the Mac. What can I do?
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Windows 7 Keyboard Repeat Rate and Delay are Reset on Resume from Standby / Sleep

I always keep my keyboard repeat rate at the maximum and the delay at the minimum for optimal keyboard responsiveness. Under Windows 7 however, I have found that the rate and delay are reset to the ...
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1answer
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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1answer
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apache 2.4 + php 4.7 cannot load php5apache2_4.dll

I am trying to make Apache (httpd-2.4.3-win32) to work with PHP 5.4.7 (VC9 x86 Thread Safe) on Windows 7. Apaches default page is working and proudly says: "It works". PHP CLI is working and ...
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Unlocker howto?! doesn't do anything

in an answer to a previous question another user recommended a tool to me, Unlocker. Its original homepage is offline, but there are plenty of websites which offer version 1.9.0 which I downloaded ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes up

My wife's 3-year-old laptop has started freezing randomly, and I am hoping the folks here can help me figure out why. Symptoms This started happening last week, around Wednesday or Thursday, and now ...
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Win7 Audio - Default Device and Default Communications Device not working together

What do you do when these two devices interrupt each other in such a way, that you for example can't initiate or take a skype call with the default communications device while listening to music or ...