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Reasons for the blue screen of death in Windows 7 logs

Lately I see a blue screen of death a lot and want to know why it appears. Where should I gather the information so the problem can be diagnosed best? Couldn't find anything in C:\Windows\Logs.
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How to Install Windows 7/ XP from the network

I have 2 computers, but no Windows DVD 1st Computer is a new one - totally Blank. (Saw an option in BIOS to boot from network.) 2nd Computer is working and has ISO images of Windows XP and Windows7. ...
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How to make a drive partition and install Windows on it from an HP install disc

I bought a new HP DV6-S190SE, and I want to make multiple partitions on the hard drive. I went to HP's site and discussed with them using online chat. They said that this is not useful to make more ...
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What is a HomeGroup?

I cannot seem to understand what exactly a HomeGroup is. What is a HomeGroup, and how is it different from a Workgroup or a Domain? (I already understand the last 2.) Why would I want to use a ...
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Add a new folder to each subfolder

I have main a folder say E:\donuts and there are hundreds of folders inside it. e.g. E:\donuts\yellow\ E:\donuts\green\ ... E:\donuts\blue\ I want to create a new folder in each subfolder simply ...
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RAID5, Can you clone the drive and access the media from Windows?

So my server is about to die and all of a sudden my RAID5 isn't accessible anymore. Is it possible to access the files on those drives some other way? Like maybe plugging them into another comp, ...
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Audio editor that supports editing cue-sheets with preview?

I have a flac file (which can be converted to wav, if required) and its original cue sheet, is there any audio editor (freeware would be better) that allows me to adjust the start/stop position of the ...
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How do I create a system partition on an empty machine

I am trying to install windows on a PC. However, the windows install fails because it can't install find or create the system partition. I can't run diskpart.exe because windows is not installed. ...
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Windows 7 0x0000007B

I can't load my Windows 7 (even safe mode), because it crashes, restarts and gives me blue screen of error: 0x0000007b like this one: I have Ubuntu installed. What should I do, please help me. It ...
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How to encrypt my remote machine? (Which I access via RDP.)

I've got a small server, mainly for backup purpose. I store sensitive data there, so I'd like to apply some kind of data encryption. Truecrypt's system encryption would be perfect, except I can't even ...
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Can I fix corrupted firmware on a HP Color laserjet CM1312 mfp?

During a firmware update which was interupted I now get the message:-"firmware corrupted ready 2 download" on HP Color laserjet CM1312 mfp, I`ve tried to re-install the firmware but it only gets as ...
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Network Sharing Issues

I have two computers I want to have on a network share together (so the laptop can print through the desktop's printer). These are both connected to the same router. (One wired and one wireless) And ...
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Create shortcut and send it to Windows' Startup folder

Is there a shell extension or some program which lets you do it in one click?
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Windows App update failed install, constantly beeping

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate, stable system... was just doing normal computer stuff, was NOT installing anything, downloading anything, etc. Suddenly, I get a small popup on the taskbar. It is the kind ...
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How can I make multiple programs occupy one icon space in the Windows task bar?

In the image below you will see the Windows 7 taskbar. On the Google Chrome icon, you can see that there is more than one Chrome window open, so if you scroll over the Chrome icon, it will pop up ...
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Changing the size of the audio volume increment of the “volume up” / “volume down” keys

Same as this question but for Windows: How can I adjust by how much the sound volume changes every time I press the volume change keys? I'm on a Windows 7 laptop. It has "volume up" and "volume down" ...
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What are some fundamental practices I need to do to keep my new Windows installation fast? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips to increase performance of a Windows computer Keeping windows installation clean I just got a new laptop with a completely new install of Windows. It runs very ...
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Can I work on a Rails project in a directory other than C:\Sites on Windows?

I'm a beginner to Rails. I installed Rails using RailsInstaller for Windows. Is C:\Sites\ a magic directory path or can I still use the Rails framework in a directory like ...
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Windows XP Firewall Individual Interface Exceptions Don't Stick

In testing some machine hardening settings I noticed what appears to be a bug in Windows XP's firewall. If you open firewall.cpl and go to the Exceptions tab you can add exceptions for known ...
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Installing vista on system with windows 7 installed?

I have various versions Windows 7 installed on my test machine. I want to do the testing for windows vista. I am just worried, if I install Vista and its earlier version of windows os, if it will it ...
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How do I resolev my FTP connection issues?

I am planning a schedule task to run daily to get our hosted server sql backups to our office. @echo offsetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion #.ftp echo open xxxxxxx #.ftp echo live_backups #.ftp echo ...
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Capture active windows and save with title as filename

I would like to save screenshots of an app, and looking for a tool which automatically saves screenshots. Picasa 3 saves the screenshots when running, and it gives the filename according to the title ...
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Wildcard for all subdirectories or all descendent directories in windows commandline

I am missing the wildcard character for directories. From linux I have in mind that one can define a path like this: jslint scripts/**/*.js which includes all js files from all descendent ...
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How to have desktop icons constantly highlighted?

In Windows 7 when I set the desktop color, it actually sets the color of text in desktop icons. So if I have a black wallpaper, I need to set it to white so icon text will be visible. If I want to ...
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Font recognized in Windows XP but not Windows 7

I've created a font namely ROAD.TTF for XP using software named "Softy", but when I install my font ROAD.TTF to Windows 7, it seems that the system doesn't recognize the "characters" starting from ...
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Get active network interface on Windows

I'm developing an application that provides a UI to windump, the packet sniffer. Windump has a "-D" parameter that lists all network interfaces it can find, and then you can specify which interface to ...
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overheating problems with ubuntu 10.04

I am using a Dell laptop (4 GB RAM, core i5 processor @ 2.67 GHz). I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. However I observe that there is significantly more heating when I use Ubuntu as ...
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How can I change (locally) a hyperlink on a site to point to a different location? Opera, Windows XP

How can I change all instances of a hyperlink pointing to, say, domain_address_a, to point to domain_address_b (still a string address, not an IP address, both URLs in this case belong to the same ...
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CCleaner shows “Corrupt File” error message

I get the following warning message when I open CCleaner on Windows XP: Why is this coming? Why does the username end with .kh? ("login.kh")
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Can I dual-boot Linux on a Windows-based software RAID?

I currently have a Windows box with many drives in it. Many of them are in pairs, using a software RAID 1 via Windows 7, which supports mirroring. The drives in the RAID are all formatted as NTFS. ...
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How to automate the process of organizing audio files on Windows

My library is a mess and manually organizing it in Windows Explorer is painful. I know MediaMonkey Gold provides tools to automatically organize your library folders, however are there any ...
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How could I transfer files to a PC, but not allow to download them again?

I'm looking for suggestions on setting up a Windows 7 PC so that a remote worker can upload any type of file TO the PC, but must never be able to download or transfer any files from the PC, including ...
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pipe from ssh to windows “ssh server 'tail err.log' | tool.exe”

I want to live monitor a logfile generated on a remote linux host with a windows tool. I'm looking for something like: $> ssh remoteserver 'tail -F /var/log/err.log' | tool.exe But on Windows. ...
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Rerouting outgoing WAN traffic to local PC in LAN

I want traffic outgoing to some IP in WAN to be redirrected to local PC in LAN. For example, traffic to IP 1.2.3.4 (WAN) would be redirrected to 192.168.0.3 (to my lan computer). Router model is ...
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How to open two independent instances of Foxit Reader?

I'm trying to open two PDF files simultaneously, in order to compare their contents, one on the right (Win→) and another on the left (Win←) side of my screen. Unfortunately I'm trying ...
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What could make a win32 service stop?

A service (Python 2.7) on XP which is supposed to never stop, stops for an unkwown reason at midnight every day, so I have to restart it every morning. The service worked well for a year, but ...
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How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

So, I need to do just that before I move the program to 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Mutithreaded / multiprocess command line ftp client for Windows

I am searching for command line ftp client for Windows, capable of speeding up downloads by using multiple processes/threads. (Filezilla does it AFAIK, but it does not work from command line). Or ...
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“Round corners” filter disabled in GIMP

I have an RGB image with one layer, and I want to apply Round Corners filter to it. However, the filter is disabled (look at the image). What am I doing wrong???
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Best practise for upgrading Windows software

When updating software on Windows which is already installed, what is best practise? Is it better to uninstall the old version first, and then run the new installer, or will all installers have the ...
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Installing programs in custom directory Win Server 2008 R2 - problems setting as default applcation

For legacy reasons at work, we are trying to install applications on Windows 2008 R2, not in program files (or program files (x86)) but in a Development Applcations folder. This is working fine in ...
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How to determine the size of the virtual address space that Windows is using for usermode applications?

Is there some command or preferences dialog somewhere that will tell me the size of the virtual address space that Windows has set aside for usermode applications?
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How to grant free access to network printer A while keeping access restrictions for network printer B

I have an Windows XP network with 2 printers, both of them connected to the same PC. I need the first printer to be freely available to all the network, that is: no user name, no password, no ...
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How do I cause iTunes to close instead of minimising when using Alt-F4?

There are some badly implemented programs like iTunes that are very... difficult to close, and interpret a close command (alt-f4 or clicking the 'x') as "minimize". Is there any setting I can change ...
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Does Windows notice when a VM is moved around?

I'm thinking of migrating a Desktop machine (Windows XP) to a VM solution (VirtualBox or MS Virtual PC). The reason is that I need a new hardware anyways and I don't want to (cannot properly) ...
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How to always run an application as different user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Automatically run an application as another user "Run as" for a .bat file I have an application which uses floating license concept. We have configured a NT ...
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How to get a list of non read only files in Windows?

I need to find a way to get a list of all the Non Read Only files under a specific path on windows server 2003. I tried the following command, but I also got all the directories which are non Read ...
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What does the $ in drive mappings and AD objects mean?

At my workplace, some objects in AD and some drive mappings in network have $ sign as part of their path/name/identifier. For example a security group "$Sales" and ...
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Is there a way to use the X-Window select - middle-click-to-paste behaviour on Windows?

On Linux, the last text selected can be pasted via a middle click, making copy-pasting faster for one thing, and additionally providing a second clipboard. Is there a way to add this feature to ...
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Can i tell winscp to make a sound when it disconnects?

Sometimes i am working on a text file and after i save it and check other things i come back and see its wrong or think my changes went through when it has not. Its really annoying especially when it ...