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Computer keep restarting continuously no display

I just set up the new computer, the PC is turned on but it keeps restarting after a second with No display Here is the config: Motherboard: BIOSTAR TB360-BTC PRO https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/...
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Laptop SSD to desktop

I was wondering if I could use the SSD from my old laptop and put it into my new custom build desktop pc. If so do I have to order the windows 10 product again or can i use the one on my laptop (if ...
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Why is my download speed 10X slower than my upload?

Screenshot of speedtest: I am confused at what is wrong. I have AT&T Fiber 300 Mbps internet but only was getting about 30 Mbps upload and download over Wifi. Then I went out and bought a 100 ft ...
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How to start a computer that has been off for years

I have a desktop computer (circa 2011?) that has been turned off and unplugged for five years. My memory is it worked fine when I shut it off. The hard drive (HDD/spinning disk) is partitioned to dual ...
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Do CMOS batteries drain faster depending on how long and often you use your PC?

I have recently been thinking about how the lifetime of CMOS batteries is related to the time percentage during which one's PC is up. Obviously, the amount of power consumed by CMOS boards is ...
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Is it possible and safe to use LED control button for PC restart

I have PC case that has only 2 buttons: power and LED control. My LED is controlled via motherboard software, so i have LED button disabled now. Can i plug it in restart pin on motherboard? Will it be ...
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Monitor random shutdown

I am repairing a PC and its problem is that it randomly shuts down picture on monitor. Also sometimes the POWER button doesnt work to turn if off so i have to press the button on POWER SUPPLY. It has ...
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Is it possible to use my home PC as a server to compile code or run heavy apps from my Laptop [closed]

I'm looking for a solution to use my home PC (Windows) as an server so I can put heavy computing on it, so i don't have to do that with my Laptop. I need to do all sorts of things, like running an ...
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Can't open door of DVD RW Drive on desktop PC

My computer is an "emachine". The brand of the device is ATAPI DVD A DH16AASH SCSI CdRom Device. Door to the drive is vertical (side ways).It used to open very well. I've hardly used it, so ...
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Strange buzzing sound coming from computer

My PC starts making a strange buzzing sound after being on for ~15 minutes, regardless of what is happening (no intense gaming or processing) and the CPU temp seems to remain normal. I tried looking ...
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Windows 10 very slow especially when opening web browsers

My Windows 10 desktop is super slow when opening web browsers (such as yahoo.com). It takes about 8-10 seconds to fully load the page and slows down the entire OS while loading. If I am playing any ...
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What are these little rubber "condoms" that came with my thermal paste?

What are the white rubber condoms? They can be unrolled like a condom. For scale the battery is AA.
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What's going on with my monitor?

It just appeared out of nowhere while using the pc. As you can see, the screen is not only pink on the left side - but it is also weird looking (I put the Paint window on both sides for the photos, ...
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How to type © in Sublime Text?

This should be straight forward: To type the copyright symbol © in Notepad (on a Windows PC) you press down ALT and then (with alt still pressed down) punch 0, 1, 6, 9 on the keypad. In Sublime text 3 ...
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I've been getting many BSOD crashes when encoding videos

I've been getting many BSOD crashes when encoding videos. This is the information that I got from the Reliability History Source Windows Summary Shut down unexpectedly Date ‎5/‎16/‎2022 9:17 PM ...
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PC won't turn on after changing CMOS

I changed my CMOS battery and when I tried to turn on, after showing this screen below, the monitor goes blank. And I can't press F10 or DEL to enter bios either, as only after this screen would it ...
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Starting problems PC

So my computer started to not boot and when I checked my inside case and ran it my cpu fan will turn on and off and then on and off and the cycle continues. When I unplug my gpu from the psu my cpu ...
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How can I connect multiple HDD's to one motherboard?

As the title says, how can I do that? I have an old pc case with space for 9 3.5" HDD's, and I want to use it as a server for 4k video/picture storage. The case has a GTX460, and 4 sticks of 2gb ...
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Is it possible to split a vertical screen in multiple "parts"

enter image description hereI have a shop and I'm actually thinking of changing the front for a more futuristic look. I would like to put 2 vertical screens in my front windows, then I would like to ...
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Using MacOS as Internet Gateway

Currently this is my setup Internet <-- router <-- Mac Pro (Wifi). shared over Ethernet <-- PC (Ethernet) The default network sharing from Mac is very limited. I am able to share my Mac ...
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Using a 6 amp connector instead of the 16 amps provided in Power Supply box ( Corsair RM850)

I purchased a corsair RM850 which comes in the box with a 16 amp power cable to plug into the home socket. Problem is that I do not have a 16Amp socket in any of my walls. There are 2 questions which ...
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PC turns on but no display or boot

Background: For starters, my PC is 6 years old and has been working fine with no major hardware problems for that time. It does not undergo any physical stress or damage as it is in a fairly secluded ...
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Is it safe to use the PSU from a Sun Ultra 45 to build a modern system?

HI,I want to modify sun ultra 45 to fit modern computer components I really like sun ultra 45 Hope the case relive in my life
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RAID with different size HDD with specific partitions?

I have one 5TB HDD and one 6TB that I want to put in RAID 1. However that would make me loose 1tb. My idea was if it would be possible to do RAID 1 but then also have a separate 1tb partition on the ...
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MSI X58 Pro-E Mainboard wont Post anymore

I used my MSI X58 Pro-E Mainboard Intel LGA 1366 for about three weeks with a Xeon X5690. Yesterday I got an i7-920 CPU and wanted to test out if it is working anymore. It doesn't want to boot, so I ...
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Issue with pc giving DRAM/CPU debug lights

I am having an issue with my pc where it wont post and I get CPU and DRAM debug lights. My motherboard is an MSI B450-A PRO MAX. I have updated the BIOS to the latest version, before doing this update ...
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Why Does my Computer Keep Hard Crashing?

This has been going on for the last two years since I've built the PC, and I have tried literally everything I could think of or find online. The computer will crash at completely random times, and ...
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My saved .py files can be seen in Pycharm but not in File Explorer

I already saved one file before. But when I do it now, it doesn't show in file explorer but shows in Pycharm "open" section. Any explanation and a way to fix this would be appreciated.
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New installed PC does not load OS. Motherboard or CPU?

My new installed PC does not load OS This is first time I tried to build a new PC (I didn't install separate GPU), followings are my steps: Installed New intel i5-10400 10th gen onto New MSI Z590-A ...
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Using a Workstation in Parents room to run 2 kids PCs in their rooms

My situation is I'm a single father and have my 2 young kids half of the week. I have a 3 bedroom home and they both have their own bedrooms. I'm wondering is it possible to have a full Gaming PC in ...
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Desktop computer won't boot after BIOS changes

I have an iBuyPower desktop that is a couple years old. I was doing windows updates and it notified me that my computer didn't support windows 11 due to no trusted platform module. (Warning, idiocy ...
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Is it possible to run a virtual machine within another virtual machine?

Is it possible to have a virtual machine that is only 1 GB in a virtual machine that is 4 GB on a Windows 10 desktop? Will decreasing disk and memory space with both virtual machines make your ...
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Input signal out of range and stuck at BIOS

So I have a vga to hdmi connector bc my monitor supports vga and my pc only supports hdmi so when I boot up my pc and the video cable is plugged into gpy it says "input signal out of range change ...
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My laptop HDD is broken, is there any way I can connect my other desktop PC to It?

My laptop HDD is broken, how can I use it using only the monitor and the keyboard but the hardware of my other desktop computer pluggin it via HDMI?
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Is it safe to unplug the data cable and power cable from my HDD and then boot up the PC?

My CPU is: Intel (R) Core i7 950 @ 3.07 GHz. I have the following BIOS: P6X58D-E version 0502. For the last week or so; the first time I switch my PC on in the morning it is very noisy. I then ...
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TV connected to PC via HDMI. Will it slow down?

If the TV is connected via HDMI to the computer but turned off, will it overload my computer and slow it down? Should i disconnect it from pc?
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BD-RE eject only with disc on it

My BD-RE Drive on pc eject normally only if it have disc on it If there no disc i eject it only by using needle on the hole Why? I opened it and clean it but didn't fix
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Acer Vertion M661starting and shutting down continually with network light blinking

I have a Acer Vertion M661 that just starts up displays the networking light and then shuts down starts again and repeats the cycle again and again. This is what I have tried: Reset the CMOS by ...
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Which Winlogon session is attached to the sound device?

I want to select and play music stored in my Windows 10 Home PC from mobile devices connected by home WiFi network. There's an Apache webserver running on my PC as a service logged on Local System ...
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How do I make a USB "hub" from an LG monitor connected to a PC

I have an LG HDR 4K monitor connected to a Macbook Air laptop via USB Type-C, and a PC via HDMI. I also have a keyboard and speakers connected to the same monitor via USB. Since the monitor and the ...
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hp keyboard rt7h10 hotkeys not working

i recently bought an hp rt7h10 keyboard, and i cant find the driver for it. Since the search, internet, email, media controls are not working, i was wondering -could someone please give me a driver ...
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Cloned My Dell 3020 optimax Desktop-Computer with wrong backup drive can i reset everything

I Cloned my dell 3020optimax with my old ASUS, Got my backup hard drives mixed, is there anyway I can reset everything, eg Bios, Graphics Card, Network Card act.
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Why does it take forever to "unmount" my VeraCrypt-encrypted USB stick each time I'm done syncing it?

This happens every time: I insert the USB memstick (128 GB, NTFS) into the PC. I mount it in VeraCrypt. I sync all the backup files to it. When it's done, my script demounts it in VeraCrypt. At this ...
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Computer Restarts while on UPS

I am using a 650va ups (not a good brand) My previous pc had 400w psu and it worked fine. Now i am using a new pc (i5 10400f, gtx 1660ti oc, 550w 80bronze psu) Whenever the electricity goes off, trip ...
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“FW Status Recovery Error” on G10AC

On my Asus G10AC prebuilt desktop, I get the message FW Status Recovery Error on the display for a few seconds each time before booting. The UEFI and OS seem to work just fine, though. If I recall ...
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Can a Desktop Computer run off of a dc battery directly?

so I have my room setup to run off a dc battery, and the battery itself is charged via a solar panel. I currently use an inverter to power my pc setup but I would love to know if I can eliminate the ...
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my pc makes a short high pitched noise every once in a while

while the noise is going on everything freezes. cant move the mouse cursor, videos lag. after the noise is over i get a notification telling me my audio device has been plugged in. it sounds a little ...
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Can't type keyboard but all lock keys (caps lock, screen lock, num lock are all light up)

First of all, sorry for my bad english. I have an usb keyboard. Yesterday, I unplugged it from the PC (OS: Windows 7. And the PC was off when I unplugged the keyboard) to clean the dust from my ...
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What is the reason for computer going into a boot loop if it is switched off from the PSU switch?

My PC Specs: Intel i5 4th Gen 4690 Processor Asus B85M-E Motherboard AITC DDR3 8GB 1600Mhz RAM WD Blue 1TB HDD ANTEC ATOM V450 450W Power Supply Issue: I shutdown windows 10 and after making sure ...
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My PC got got high Electric Power and burned my Gpu‚Cpu and motherboard

The electricity turned on/off 4 times in the building. My PC shutdown once. After a couple hours, I tried to start my PC, but it didn't start. I went to a PC hardware expert who said my: GPU (...
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