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  1. AGenericFool

    Open Mostly Blue Screens of death, a few black screen crashes

    Hey, so since very roughly about a month ago I am frequently experiencing Blue Screens of Death, with two black screen crashes sprinkled in. The last BSOD message was "Kernel Security Check failure", which happened more than once, I haven't wrote the other ones down, but generally all I found...
  2. Michael Gismondi

    Computer routinely crashes while playing any game and BSOD almost once a day.

    Hello! I have a computer I ordered pre-built back in 2018ish. My specs are below this post. I noticed about 4 months ago that my computer started randomly blue screening while playing any game regardless of graphical requirements. After it crashed once, I rebooted and it started to crash while...
  3. B

    Can you automate a program start up?

    Hi all. We have five VR Welding machines that are essentially Windows 10 computers that run the VR software on start up. However, I have installed screen recording software on them so as to record specific elements to then load to USB and play elsewhere at a later date. This means that instead...
  4. desmae

    Solved Game performance on my Windows 10 PC tanks UNLESS task manager is open, but task manager closes after a few moments. What seems to be my issue?

    Hi, I got a new computer a couple of months ago, and it seemed to be working fine. My important specs (which are also a potential cause of the issue) are: GeForce RTX 3060 16 GB RAM 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700F @ 2.50GHz I began to notice this with Elden Ring, but other games...
  5. Brunsos

    Solved Random Freezes While Gaming

    I've Experienced 3 random pc freezes in the past 3 days and I'm clueless as to how to fix it. A friend told me to check my "Reliability Monitor" for a reason why it's freezing. I've attached screenshots of what those look like in case that is useful. I wasn't playing a performance-heavy game but...
  6. Z

    Solved Taskbar search box not responding/opening

    After the most recent windows update, whenever I try to click the search bar on the bottom left in Windows 10, nothing happens. Not even the typing indicator shows up. All that happens is a blue loading icon appears next to my cursor for a few seconds and nothing follows. Also, in File...
  7. SlavaUkraini

    Solved PC randomly freezes when playing games, followed by loud static from speakers

    Hi all, so for a while, I have been getting this issue where my PC will freeze while playing games out of nowhere. It seems to be highly unpredictable just when it will freeze... but when it does, a loud, ear-piercing static will come out of the headphones and everything will become...
  8. willbd33

    Automatic Repair Loop

    All of a sudden, after turning off my pc yesterday, every time it is turned back on, it starts getting diagnosed and then says "Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC". After trying the troubleshooting advanced options, none of these recovery options work. I watched some YouTube videos...
  9. T

    Windows 10 OS update issue

    Hi! So sometime recently my OS has been giving me issue since I updated (or tried to update) to the Anniversary version of Windows 10. I now have this recurring "Activate Windows Go to Settings to activate Windows." message at the bottom of my screen. I got my Windows 10 OS from college and...
  10. Almo

    problems during the installation of any programs

    Every time I try to install any program it shows me this: Could not access network location 9e0a\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\. pls help me
  11. OcT0 Mystic

    Solved Cannot change permissions for msmpeng.exe

    cannot change my permissions for msmpeng, cannot change registry, cannot change owner, access denied, cannot close down in task manager. and im very worried as it was taking 600mb of memory up on task manager last night while performing no scans. please help ive been trying to fix this for months.
  12. V

    Solved How to get Windows 10 Key from external Hard Disk

    Hello, I sent my laptop to get new SSD and HDD as the old HDD was low in space. Now, After replacement the shopkeeper has installed the windows 10 on it (It may be pirated copy) but I had original key in my old HDD. Now I want to re-install the original windows (downloaded from Microsoft) and...
  13. Laro

    Solved Strange process dupe bug crashing many programs

    Hello there! Yesterday, my Windows machine began doing something really strange. I was multitasking with several programs open like usual: Whatsapp Desktop, Discord, Spotify, Chrome, Photoshop, etc. Suddenly, many programs (all mentioned above) stopped responding (with the exception of...
  14. B

    BSOD loop

    i’m going to get straight to the point my pc is stuck in a BSOD loop while trying to boot. The stop code is page fault in nopaged area. i’ve done a good amount of research and all i’m seeing is go into recovery mode and safe mode but it can’t even boot without blue screening. It’s my hard drive...
  15. Z

    Upgrading Computer Storage

    Hello, I am looking into upgrading an HP ENVY Phoenix 810-135qe by installing an SK Hynix Gold S31 1TB SATA 2.5 inch Internal SSD because the HDD that came with the computer seems to be slowing down significantly. I'm posting this to ask whether the SSDs I'm considering would be compatible with...
  16. rkinsel4

    Ethernet takes 30ish minutes to connect

    I recently bought a used gaming pc, and for whatever reason it wont to connect to Wi-Fi (I do have a WiFi adapter plugged in) and the Ethernet cable won’t connect until some random point after 20 minutes-1 hour. Any ideas why this might be happening?
  17. R

    Solved PC freezes and Firefox crashing

    Specs: i7 4790k, GTX 1070, Windows 10, 16 gb ram Hello! I've been having a lot of trouble with my PC over the last couple days, with hang-ups and Firefox crashing. Firefox opens to my last window, but immediately freezes and eventually crashes. I can launch games, but they eventually start to...
  18. S

    a window do not captured in any windows screen recorder

    today when I want capture my online college class, I wondered when I can see the window but any windows screen recorder or "print screen" key on my keyboard can not capture it (as you can see in photo below that I use obs). anyone has any idea about how can I capture it, or how it works? thanks
  19. Tipu

    Solved PC Freezes, Stopped working randomly Asus Z690 Intel 12700k UHD 770 DDR5

    My PC Randomly Freezes while working. I had to shut down always holding the power button then start again. I am using windows 10. The keyboard and mouse are not working while pc freezes. I played fifa 21 couple of times. Sometimes I can play and sometimes pc freezes. Sometimes it is stopping...
  20. C

    Suddenly unable to connect to network printer (error 0x00000709)

    This happened around 2 weeks ago and I can't seem to be able to find the cause of it. I have restarted the spooling, checked if any recent windows updates have reported bugs and tried to reinstall the drivers. Any ideas on where to look would be greatly appreciated. Running Windows 10, my...