Questions tagged [troubleshooting]

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

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Computer PSU Detecting Short - Troubleshooting [closed]

Scenario When pressing the power button all I hear is a "click" sound from the Power Supply which is a safe assumption that the PSU is detecting a short and is denying power to the mobo. If ...
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How to troubleshoot an installed program that does not run in Windows 10?

I cannot manage to run a program.exe in a PC with Windows 10. The program needs a USB key to be able to run.  The key and the program work fine on any other PC that I have tried, so they are OK. But ...
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Motherboard bios is randomly resetting bios settings after reboots?

have a PC with multiple issues and idk where to start debugging, the components are expensive and difficult to replace (because of the water-cooling system, even replacing the GPU is non-trivial), any ...
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Styles marked "Always Hidden" keep appearing in the Styles Pane

I have clients who have yet to master the idea of working with styles. Consequently, I create templates intended to expose them to only a few styles that I ever want them to see when using either the ...
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Computer always boots up to UEFI

I enabled fTPM and secure boot in by A320M-HD2 motherboard's UEFI so that I can install windows 11 and now every time I boot up it goes to UEFI. What is wrong? When I reset everything in UEFI it works ...
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Apt installing subversion on a VM fails with error "Unable to lock the administration directory"

I have been trying to install subversion on my VM but getting error: sudo apt install subversion E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to ...
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gigabyte x570 elite aorus not booting up or giving power to peripherals

I build yesterday a system with aorus elite x570 ryzen 5 3600x 32 gb ram (2x corsair sticks) Initially it worked fine all day yesterday, installed windows and so on. Sometimes monitor did not pick up ...
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Wifi speeds gloriously inconsistent day to day, but very consistent hour to hour?

After several months of every experiment I can think to run, and just getting noisy data left and right, I'm out of ideas and cannot make this network's behavior fit within my grasp of physics. Some ...
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how to troubleshoot wireguard connection problems?

I am trying to configure a VPN server with WireGuard in order to have access to my local network when I am outside home. I configured a raspberry pi to be the Wireguard 'server' and I have a laptop ...
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Problems in Windows 10 after downgrading from Windows 11

I updated my Windows 10 laptop to Windows 11 Beta Insider Build today and downgraded back to Windows 10 after using it for a couple hours. After downgrading from Windows 11, Windows seems to have ...
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Extra background appears at Win 10 login... What to do?

I wonder what cause this extra background at login... Suddenly it just came, and now it seems to be their everytime. Even after making a clean re-install of OS. I'm worried I might be hacked or ...
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Windows 10 Bootup Slowness Issue Part 2

Update to my previous question here. Windows 10 21H1 two distinct issues: Most likely related to TPM/Secure Boot I am still having a hard time with my Windows 10 boot up time (To be more specifically ...
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Turning off one PC causes problems on entire network

One of the Windows PCs on my home network has recently started causing network problems. I will refer to this PC as the “problem pc”. The last thing I did to the problem pc before the issue started ...
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Windows 10 21H1 two distinct issues: Most likely related to TPM/Secure Boot

Update: New question with more current information over here: Windows 10 Bootup Slowness Issue Part 2 This will be a bit longwinded so bear with me. A few days ago, I got the notification that Windows ...
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Unable to connect to Windows 10 host via Remote Desktop after reboot before local login

Basically what the title says. After logging on locally on the host, remote access works great until next shutdown. I should add that this does not happen with another Win10 host I tried. I'm guessing ...
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Video is shown as audio after upload on server

I recorded a video (Ocam, Windows10) and tested it. It works fine but when I upload it, it only shows an audio file on the server. When I convert it with Windows Movie Maker, it works fine. Here are ...
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"A Disk Read Error Occured" error when trying to boot into Windows 10

I hope this is the right site for this. I'm at the end of my rope here and I really need help figuring out what's going on. Recently I had to replace my motherboard after it died of old age. The shop ...
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Why might my KVM not work with my USB bluetooth dongle?

I have a KVM switch with two USB-A ports on it for a mouse and keyboard. The switch works just fine with anything that has a USB cable as well as my wireless HP SK-2060 keyboard's supplied dongle. But ...
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How do I test Cloudflare IPs?

With some troubleshooting with regards to some cloudflare websites not loading properly, I came to understand that it is an issue with my ISP. No issues occurred with another ISP's internet (mobile ...
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Brighter vertical colors when showing a bright window

Around 4 days ago, I got a Samsung LU32J590 UQLXZD. I just noticed that when I have a blueish dark background and a bright window, it displays a vertical line across all the display of a brighter tone ...
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I don't see the overclocking option in my Asus TUF VG249Q1R

I just bought this new monitor and I tried overclocking it to 165hz but I can't see the option for overclocking. I am also using the DP cable it came with. My GPU is AMD RX 580 8GB Sapphire Nitro+. It'...
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Laptop refusing to post(Video controller or faulty Motherboard?)

yesterday I went to turn on my laptop, just to find it wouldn't post. The screen just kept flashing on and off. It had been doing this for some time now, but it would always post after a few seconds. ...
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A log of extension updates [duplicate]

Is there a place in firefox where I can see which extensions were updated recently and when? I'm troubleshooting an issue which I encounter with extensions enabled, and considering that everything ...
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Excel 365 - Dealing with changing data locations

There's a table in worksheet A that I need to reference in worksheet B. My problem is, my manager needs the table to always be alphabetized, and new entries are constantly being added. How do I set it ...
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Windows Boot Manager Disapears after booting any Live Linux Distro?

Anytime I plug in a USB to my computer and I boot it, I have to completely reinstall windows to even be able to get into it just after booting a USB. I don't even have to do anything in the Live ...
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Java Control Panel and Java desktop apps non-interactive

If I execute /usr/java/default/bin/javaws target.jnlp I get the window for the Java application, but it's non-interactive. I can move the window around on the desktop, but I can't interact with any ...
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#VALUE! error using excel 2016 nested IF statements

I'm unable to perform a simple nested IF statement on this data, the conditional seems perfect to me so it must be a formatting error or something else. I'm new to excel so I could be wrong. This is ...
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Audio Cuts Out, Replaced by Loud Hiss, from MSI Motherboard

I have a new MSI z590 Torpedo motherboard on a (mostly) new build. Using the TOSLINK audio output, the sound will work normally for some time but suddenly and randomly the sound will cut out and a ...
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What might be causing FreeSync to fail after power cycling my monitor?

I bought a Radeon 6900 XT to use with my VG245H monitors. There is a problem with FreeSync where it fails and my screens will flicker or turn off entirely while in a video game. Disabling FreeSync ...
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What are the possible reasons that apps/utilities "time out"?

My Alienware 51m laptop (running Windows 10) has a touchpad which recently has been resetting to weird and/or default settings (tap on pad is right click, sensitivity is slow, etc.), just whenever I ...
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Headphone music but no voices [duplicate]

I have a pair of Sony noise cancelling headphones. A few weeks ago the chord was accidentally cut through and a relative was able to reattach them; however, now they headphones will play music alright,...
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Newly Build Computer Not Running POST

I build a computer using entirely new parts (except for the video card with I used in my old computer for about a month before deciding to upgrade everything). When I turn it on the fans run and some ...
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Cannot access a local machine over Asus' AirMesh nodes

(This the right StackExchange community for this question?) Hello, I'm using two Asus routers in Airmesh mode. My main router AP is an ASUS ROG GT-AC5300. This is physically wired into another ASUS ...
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Is it related to Windows 10 update?

My Windows 10 wasn't updating so I checked the UUID of BIOS which was all zeroes. Also, I used this code snippet to check it in Windows itself. wmic path win32_computersystemproduct get UUID. And I ...
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Windows 10 slow boot time, WPA trace shows less time?

Clean install on an older machine (worked fine until now) Windows 10 used to boot in 20-ish seconds, after fresh install now takes 3 minutes. Boot trace shows a boot time of around 44 seconds. WPA ...
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Need to block just one MAC address on my D-Link DIR-612 but can't find the setting

My parents have a wireless router (D-Link DIR-612) that is provided for by a local telecommunications company. Recently I've detected a phone's MAC address that doesn't belong to any of our devices ...
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Windows 10 Laptop screen keeps flickering/refreshing

I have a problem with my Sony VIAO laptop. Whenever I log in, the screen refreshes, then goes black, and then repeats this cycle many times in a minute. It is making my PC completely unusable. The ...
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Adobe Digital Editions - Only the Cover Pages on all E-books are Displaying - pages blank

Fresh install of Adobe Digital Editions. I deleted all folders (program data / app data) prior to the reinstall. No change. I've never used this app on this computer before. It didn't work on ...
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Asrock h110 pro BTC+ 100% unstable, rebooting all the time, need help to troubleshoot

So I made a post the other day but I got like 1 comment on it and I deleted it since It was kinda big so I hope that's why nobody came to help, the issue is complicated though so I cant make it a one ...
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Why does the program RegFromApp always fail?

RegFromApp is a nice freeware that stopped getting updates years ago and its owner went AWOL (in the sense of not giving support for this app). But is there a way to salvage it since it has no direct ...
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PC randomly freezes

Specs Windows 7 64bit Q6600 GTX 550 Ti 4 GB RAM 450 PSU I'm fully aware this is an ancient machine and I'm working on upgrading it, an answer with: you machine is garbage and you should throw it away ...
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Windows online troubleshooting service is disabled

I get this error when running a blue screen troubleshooter. Windows online troubleshooting service is not enabled for this version of Windows How do I enable it? I'm using Windows 10 20H2
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gtk-launch autocomplete is very slow

Am using zsh with zsh-completions on arch linux. Whenever i press tab after gtk-launch it takes very long (3-4 seconds) to load suggestions, even if i type a partial word. What could be the cause for ...
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Asus T100TA cannot normally start after installing Windows 10

I meet a problem using Asus T100TA after installing Windows 10- When I turn on the computer, I can see a Windows logo for a while and then it seems to load something. But after these, the screen turns ...
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Audio distorted in headphones in Windows 10

I have a new custom PC and the audio output one day seemed to be distorted on only 1 side of a stereo output. It is very low or blown out / distorted on the right side. I originally thought it was ...
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Windows 10 Desktop PC will not go to sleep automatically based on set idle timer no matter what I try. What else can I try?

I have a Windows 10 Desktop PC I built recently with all new parts, Windows is fully updated, as are all drivers, BIOS, etc. I had a problem with my PC waking up from sleep randomly at night, and then ...
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Which one is faulty - PSU, GPU, DVI-D to VGA adapter or the Motherboard?

I bought a Radeon RX 460 and I get an inescapable screen freeze when switching to another program with Alt + Tab. This issue does not occur when I underclock the GPU with MSI afterburner to 50% of its ...
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Toshiba laptop blinks a white light for seven seconds

My Toshiba laptop blinks a white light for seven seconds and then the light goes off and the light only comes when I press the power button and it has also refused to come on.
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Minecraft - New Router stops LAN discovery

Originally posted on Arqade where it was suggested I post here I have several Windows machines with Java Minecraft. All the machines are using the same version of Minecraft and we are logging in with ...
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Windows 10 installation cannot go to next phase

I'm trying to install windows 10 on MSI gf63, but refuses to install with dialog box dialog Box I have 2 storage device 1TB HDD and 512GB SSD both complete blank HDD & SSD Also im confused while ...

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