Questions tagged [troubleshooting]

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

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Irfanview: batch conversion systematically resizing

I've just installed a fresh version of irfanview to convert a large number of images to .PNG, but the output resolution won't budge from 1920x1280. Input files are 8392x5620 .RW2, all plugins ...
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How can I Identify noise from newly built PC when the only moving parts are the fans?

I just recently built a new PC, however it has been producing a noise that sounds like a chirp / scratch / grind. The only moving parts in this PC are the fans, and I've checked to make sure no wires ...
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Custom desktop PC won't boot or POST after power outage

After a brief power outage the other night, my custom desktop PC won't display anything even though it's plugged into a surge protector. The power turns on (the LEDs and fans activate, keyboard light ...
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How to run the printer troubleshooter programmatically

I replaced the toner on my printer with a third-party cartridge a while ago, and ever since then whenever I try to print something windows will give me an error saying "your printer needs your ...
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Compaq Presario SR1103WM POSTS, but refuses to boot any OS off any medium, no matter what

I've tried booting off anything and everything, CD, USB, HDD (Windows 98 SE Bootdisk off CD (only one that worked), GParted Live 1.4.0 off CD/USB, Windows XP Home/Pro off HDD), and I haven't got a ...
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Disable Bios memory scramble fixes ram issue

I am looking for advice on an issue. TL:DR Problem: ram causing screen flickering Solution: disable memory scramble in bios fixes Question: is the ram stick corrupted or is this a buggy vbios? Am I ...
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I am getting a windows boot manager while i am installing Ubuntu

II am trying to install Ubuntu as an OS instead of Windows. i followed these steps, i downloaded on a flash drive USB using rufus.ie. after that i disabled the security boot. then it restarts and give ...
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Issue playing Video Games on PC with Bluetooth Earbuds [duplicate]

So today I've been trying to troubleshoot my wireless bluetooth earbuds all day and just can't seem to find a solution to exactly what I'm experiencing. For example, when I first pair them everything ...
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Aorus FO48U monitor makes constant loud popping/ticking noise

I've started to experience a serious problem with my Aorus FO48U monitor all of a sudden. The speakers are malfunctioning: they play sound in a very muffled, distorted and quiet way. Furthermore, ...
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Batch files incapable of launching other batch files [duplicate]

I'm working on a project using batch, and I've been experiencing issues. Basically, the batch file is stored in a folder called WPI located in Documents. That folder hosts the launcher batch file and ...
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Attempting to fix a strange Link local issue with Powershell

So I was on here with a different question, and I've made some progress in Identifying the issue. I have a network that isn't allowed to have DHCP, and all of our MTR Pcs live on it static. ...
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My laptop screen is off even my PC is working

I was working on my laptop and then I turned if off to leave home only for 1hr. When I'm back I turned it on but my screen stays black, even though my power button is green which means it is working. ...
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My keyboards control and alt keys dont work, even when using a different keyboard windows 10(possibly after installing .NET 6)

So, on when I turned my pc on today I noticed my alt and control keys not working. I have tried reinstalling keyboard drivers, running troubleshooting, using a different keyboard. I have checked ...
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Ethernet constantly disconnecting - troubleshooter error code 0x80004005

I've reinstalled windows 10 twice and the error still remains, I would like to get this fixed, any help would be appreciated. Process to get this error messages is to navigate to Network Connections ...
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Epson ET-2726 printer fails to respond

I have an Epson ET-2726 printer that won't respond much. If I try, for example, to go into Wi-Fi Setup Wizard I get the message "Printer busy. Please try again later". Trying to print (Wi-...
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Why does Skype not show the last messages?

Using Desktop Skype on Mac OS X. I see new messages in the left-hand column with my contacts, but when clicking on a contact, it seems the last messages are not included in the right-handed chat ...
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How can I review the set-up & config used for a flatpak app?

I am having some issues with a few apps installed using flatpak. In trying to track-down what to look at and what questions to ask, I have been trying to identify how to view an installed app's ...
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Random crashes to black screen after replacing GPU

After replacing the GPU to a newer model, I started experiencing seemingly random PC crashes to black screen. I've never experienced an issue like this before and I have no idea what part might be at ...
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Troubleshooting random computer freezes

In the last two months, I've experienced random freezes in my computer a couple of times. I use Linux, and the computer is a desktop computer with an AMD Ryzen CPU, ASUS Prime motherboard and Nvidia ...
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Unable to get network connection on VM in TrueNAS-12.0-U8

I'm attempting to create an Ubuntu VM in TrueNAS (which uses bhyve), but nothing I try will allow the VM to obtain an IP address. I think there has to be something misconfigured on the host, because I'...
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Ubuntu Linux 20.04 dnsmasq can not be started, tried much but same error 127.0.0.1

I want to ask how to do the usable dnsmasq local cached DNS server setup without interference with the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system components etc. Would like dnsmasq to take over many services fro my ...
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Dell Latitude E7440 not picking up new router WiFi signal but other devices can connect to it

I have a new ZTE 5G router. My laptop (Dell Latitude E7440) cannot pick up the WiFi signal, yet my wife’s laptop and my phone does. My laptop does pick up my phone’s hotspot and every other signal in ...
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VLC creates blank video when converting with crop filter

I have an MP4 video I'm trying to crop using VLC media player. I've followed the directions here, but the result is a file with only audio and no video. What's going on and how do I fix it? UPDATE I ...
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VGA mode functionality in Windows 10

Basically why use VGA mode when you can use Windows 10 Safe mode, with the option of enabling networking? The only difference between Safe Mode and VGA ("enable low resolution") Mode as far ...
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HDD turns off and on intermittently

I recently bought an internal Seagate HDD (ST1000DM010). Initially I plugged it in a secondary computer (Intel DH55HC motherboard, Q4'09) and then proceeded to install Windows 8 from an USB. During ...
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Can't use mic input and audio output at the same time

I am running Debian 11. I have been trying to use my headset(connected with 3.5mm jack using a splitter for audio and mic) but I can use either input or output at once. I have installed pavucontrol ...
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Why isn't my IF statement working?

=IFS(I3="YES","LL READY",I3="NO","WORK IN PROGRESS",I3="","",M3="RF","LL COMPLETE") The formula above is what I am ...
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No internet with self hosted Wireguard VPN on Cloud VM

I setup a Wireguard VPN server on a Google Cloud VM but when connecting to it with the iOS client (running latest OS and app) nothing loads via the internet when the VPN is on (no browsing, emails, ...
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My pc keeps freezing and ive tried everything

my pc freezes every 1-4 hours and the only way to fix it is to restart it with the button on my pc case. but when it boots back up it freezes again and i have to restart it again and it finally works ...
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Troubleshooting High System CPU Usage

I have been noticing that occasionally my "System" process is usually a lot (usually 80-90%) of my CPU. This happens when it is just idling or when I am using applications. It will calm down ...
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How to stop dragged window becoming transparent and staying over others

I am having an issue on Windows 10 that I can't seem to be able to fix. This issue was asked about in a Microsoft Forums Question, however the answer given was just to repair or reinstall Windows and ...
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Is there anything else I can do to trouble not having a video out to my monitors?

I have just finished a new build; I am not receiving a signal from the pc to the monitor. I have done the troubleshooting steps below. My gut says I have missed something during assembly or missed ...
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MSI B550 Tomahawk + Ryzen 5800x: straight to Windows, no Access to Bios

Setting: I have a M2 drive that contains a Windows 10 x64 installation that was working just fine on an older system. This morning, that drive was dropped into a new system with a MSI B550 Tomahawk ...
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Dell Optiplex 9010 will not post with PCIe graphics card

I was given a Dell Optiplex 9010 minitower to troubleshoot. Everything works fine, until you plug in a PCIe graphics card. The machine boots off the Intel integrated graphics. If a PCIe graphics ...
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The screen does not show any content and the computer is working

I was using my computer and I heard a video and all of a sudden the screen turned black and the computer was turned on and the video was also on and the power button on the screen was lit but no ...
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Monitor only running at 60hz?

So I just bought a gaming monitor, the Samsung CRG5 144hz monitor. I have an intel core i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz 1.19 GHz, and an intel UHD graphics. The monitor came with its own HDMI cable, which I ...
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Cant access my UEFI. (Windows 10) (Desktop PC) (Asus Motherboard name: B150M-A). Does anyone know how to fix this?

My problem is, that i cant access the UEFI Bios. I have tried booting it up from the windows bios and hitting the F2/Del key during startup (Startup is not in fast mode), but it does not work. Can ...
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Finding a disk drive missing after a routine Windows 10 update

I just installed the latest Windows 10 update on my laptop, and my D: drive has disappeared. This is an internal hard drive where my Desktop, Downloads, and Documents drives all live, along with ...
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2 hour boot to Windows login?

When I turn on my Windows 10 Lenovo Ideapad 330 laptop, the screen is black with a 'Please wait' notice for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes the familiar scenic image comes up (i.e. desert mountain range) ...
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random beeps from inside computer

I have an Asus k542uf laptop, and recently I can hear some random low beeps from inside the laptop (the sound is not at the startup, it is when I'm doing regular works I don't think that it's the bios)...
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Sound on Windows mutes itself for a few seconds after volume adjusment

I'm using Windows 10 (19042) and when I adjust the volume (inc or dec) the sound almost completely mutes itself and it comes back to a set value after a new seconds. If I then adjust the volume ...
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How to located 'Fault Modules' cited by Reliability Monitor app

I provide remote online software support through which I've seen hundreds of user's Reliability History reports, showing varying degrees of "stability" on the graph. Some track really well, ...
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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 run.  The key and the program work fine on any other PC that I have tried, so they are OK. But in the ...
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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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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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