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Lately something strange is happening on my computer. I have Windows 7 ultimate 64 bits. I like to play music while I work on the computer. Thinking it may be the music software I use, I decided to try Windows Media Player. Same problem happens. After around 20 minutes playing music, the screen suddenly turns black in middle of me typing. Green light on monitor stays on and music continues playing. I turn monitor off and then on again. All looks normal and I can continue typing and listening to the music for a while. Then suddenly monitor gets black again. I turn it off/on and all goes back to normal, but as long as I continue playing music the problem begins to repeat more and more often with smaller intervals. When I pause the music, all works normal, no black screen. It's annoying. What could it be? I can talk on Skype for hours without any problem, so I don1t think it may be the sound board. All critical updates are up to date, only not downloaded all the optional updates. The optional updates I not installed are: KB2952664, KB3102429, KB3107998, KB3133977, KB3137061, KB3138378, KB3140245, KB3147071, KB3161102, KB3170735, KB3172605, KB3179573, KB3181988, KB3184143. Some of this updates are to upgrade to windows10, others for Lenovo computer (not mine), others for strange currencies, etc.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Please help me....after update bios my pc is booting but not display any things. Pc fan is running and also keyboard lightig.I tried to access into bios setting, and also recovery setting but not showing any thing only black screen help me....????
Hi Forum! I have a new T470. From the Specs I can see itīs equipped with 4 pole, 3.5mm (TRRS) jack combo.  I tried to plug old/basic earphones and it seems they are not recognized at all, sound continues to come out of laptop speakers. Side note, earphones work fine on phones, they are 4 pole, 3.5mm as per picture. Any hint on whatīs the problem? Thanks!  

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I have an HP ProBook 6570b that used to run a lot of games smoothly (I used to play The Walking Dead on it.). However, One day, I was forced to format my PC and I took it to someone who did it for me. After this process, and after getting my PC back, I downloaded The Walking Dead to resume playing it. But I was shocked when it showed me a message that my Graphics card can't handle it and that my Drivers might be outdated and some DX stuff. Now when I go to the "Specs section " I find out that I have "Graphics Card VGA Standard.". What happened? How can I solve it?

Thanks in advance.
I am receiving a pop up warning on my computer that I have a virus and need to contact Microsoft. Is this legitimate and who do I contact? 
I removed all the built in apps but windows store from my wim file and I was expecting it to be smaller. Can someone explain and is the a command in powershell to compress the wim when I save?
I recently purchased a wider screen for my computer. I use a bunch of photos to illustrate things. When I was using a laptop. there was no particular need to have pics that were much larger than 500x500 pixels. And so I have been going back and downloading newer pics around 1000-1550 pixels so they are not as grainy on the new screen.

The whys of what I am doing are not important. The problem I have is that when I find a new pic and download say around 1000x1000, the folder insists on saving it as either the dimensions of the original or at 225x225 pixels even when I am asking it to replace the original. This gets even weirder - even though I delete the original and then download the newer, larger copy, it is still saving it as the dimensions of the original.

Any suggestions as to what I can do to stop the folder resizing pics like this?
How to do them without breaking something?

Sleep in my computers are hybrid (desktop) and not hybrid (laptop).

Quick boot is off.
Shawn had posted excellent tutorials for restoring the registry settings for restoring the "NEW" context menu for creating new folders, but those default settings only apply to right-clicking on the background (blank desktop space or in file explorer away from folders), or (for some reason) right-clicking on a folder in the left-hand tree pane of explorer. Are there any registry entries which can add that context menu if one starts by right-clicking on a folder/directory in the right-hand pane, or on a drive (in either pane)? Thanks.
So I was watching a DVD and paused to get up to drink some water. I come back and see this:

This is utter nonsense as far as I am concerned. Someone on this forum has to know what it means because I have no idea. After all, no one should need a Ph.D. in computer science to know why something isn't working. Also, this is my first time watching a DVD since the Windows 10 Creator Update which caused some problems with other things utilizing the display drivers. No problems before so-called upgrade.
I don't know anything about this type of networking yet but I figured I'd ask on behalf of a co worker. He sent me over this question to ask the good people of hardforum.

Need some help. I stepped into an organization that was already setup / half setup. The server is basically brand new and they already have switches/routers in place. Previously they didn't have a server and were saving all their data on some cloud service which they recently cancelled. They bought and installed a server and created shared folders to store their company data. Now they want to be connected to a domain so when people login to their workstation the shared drives auto map and the will have a users drive mapped as well.

I went ahead and added all of the users in the server but when I try to connect people to the domain I get an error...
"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted" I'm basically coming into this situation blind so any help would be appreciated.
Hi, fellow forum members-The SSD on my Yoga 900-13ISK2 appears to be corrupted. It wouldn't boot (blank screen) and or even get to the bios via the novo button WHEN the SSD is plugged in. I can only get to the bios IF the SSD is unplugged. I already disabled the Fast Boot, enabled USB boot and saved the bios changes.The USB recovery media is recognized (meaning, I can get to the recovery wizard) ONLY when the SSD is unplugged. Not much of a use when there is no hard drive (SSD). The Yogo wouldn't boot from the USB recovery media when the SSD is plugged in. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I do understand I may need to purchase a new SSD. I just don't want to run into the same issue with the new SSD.
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Hi peeps, I am new to tenforum, but used the 7forum when on windows 7!

I have used windows 10 for about 1 year with no bsod at all.

I have had a couple recently using P3D V4 flight simulator, usally at a critical stage, ie, landing the plane, the computer just crashes, I get a black screen and the the login screen.

I am at a loss! Thats why I have come the forum to ask if somebody can please take a look at the crash dump for me?

I will awnser any questions as soon as possible.
Many thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4011 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 193 GB (111 GB Free); D: 736 GB (251 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 80C2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled
Question/problem :::
Whenever i connect my PC to a wifi it automatically starts updating the Windows in background that consumes all my speed due to which i can't even surf on web.
It has no option to disable or block that update .
Worst part is although i update it giving the sufficient net , it downloads but after that it shows "failed to install"

Then again next time it starts downloading when connected to Wi-Fi.
Please help.
I am singer/performer. I loaded orig backing tracks from a mixer/recorder onto my laptop, then to itunes, then to an Ipad 4. there are 18 tracks. Each one plays separately but won't stop after they play, they keep going onto the next one, etc. which I can't have happen live. I can punch stop of course, but very inconvenient.
One Internet source said to "uncheck" each song as they are entered onto device, tried that. Didn't work. Tried another software, didn't work either. any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 3554 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8400 / R3 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 439 GB (341 GB Free); D: 24 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2330
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Hi all, I dropped my Lumia 950 XL. The screen has a very thin crack line, almost indistinguishable, running diagonally in the lower half of the phone. Touchscreen is working absolutely fine. Now do I need to replace the entire touch screen assembly which is about 200 dollars? There is also another item called outer glass on amazon for 10 or 20 dollars. Should I instead go for this, considering my touchscreen is working fine? Also, what is the difference between the two? Some help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I have an older s230u Thinkpad Twist that I barely use anymore because it has become abysmally slow.  I just want something lightweight to take to work with me other than my 17.3 inch Alienware beast that always gets wicked stares, and weighs over 20lbs in the backpack with the PSU.   A couple years ago I freshly installed Windows 10 removing all previous partitions, installations etc.  In the past I have always been **bleep** about imaging new PCs with Acronis, but some reason I cannot find the original image on my dozens of external HDDs I have laying around.   I have multiple questions regarding this: FIrst, the 24gb inlcluded ssd - Since I did a bare windows installation on the main drive, with no original drivers/bloatware left in the laptop, is this drive even functioning anymore? How do I know?  How does it even work? (I am not very savvy on the whole "hybrid" thing)  Microcenter has a 256GB mSATA drive for $70, if I put this in, will it even do anything, and how do I get it to function?  I would just assume store/run my entire system on this drive if it were possible.  I see it  in the disk management when I open it up, but no idea how it is actually working, if it is even working.   I have been able to take the laptop apart enough to find the HDD/SSD slot and the mSATA slot, so the harware installation is not a problem for me.   Would I be better off replacing the main mechanical HDD... Read more
Hello,In my previous laptops, I had to clean fans on a regular basis to keep out dirt as well as keep the noise down. Understand that P50 has self-cleaning fans, whatever that means. But with fans being so difficult to get to compared to many other models, do people still clean fans or have they let it be as is. Thanks
hi guys im new here and i have a problem that i dont know how to toshiba satellite c50-a489 have ]NVIDIA GeForce 710M built in to it and every time i play or even open apps my laptop goes BSOD..

anyways i have win7 64bit system with all stock 4gb ram and 750 hdd

thank you in advance
Whilst scouring the whole internet via Google search, I came across solutions for "Windows spotlight additional backgrounds" and additionally, I went looking for "Additional Screensaver downloads for Dual Screen use and installation".

1. Windows spotlight backgrounds.
Go into Windows 10 STORE.

Look for SpotBright. Freeware,but pay for paid version 79p, which gives you option to change hourly or daily both Lockscreen backgrounds (spotlight) and additionally, desktop backgrounds. You can download a vast quantity of backgrounds for Spotlight and desktop from here.

2.Site for screensavers that work on multiple monitors is ReallySlickScreensavers-0.2_installer.
Really Slick Screensavers - Downloads
I recently got a 950xl and an Idol4s. My problem with both of them is the watch ESPN will not stream. When I click on a program, it takes me to my login screen for my cable provider, login fails first time, second time works, takes me back to ESPN and just sits, will not play the steam. I know it shouldn't be my account or login because it works fine on both my 950 and S7 edge. Frustrating. Any ideas? Not on any preview builds.
I have an A10 7870k system that I originally installed an oem 8.1 windows on. I later installed a windows 7 I had lying around. Can I reinstall 8.1 with the code key I did the first time? It has the same exact hardware.
My 90-year-old father somehow changed the size of his internet pages. Web pages are perhaps a few inches tall; totally unreadable. He knows he hit some key combination accidentally on his laptop keyboard in frustration when trying various methods to input a password. He says clicking on maximize does nothing. His desktop resolution size is fine; it's just the internet.

It's difficult to try to resolve his issues as he is more than half deaf. I live in another State but will be visiting him in about a week. Any ideas as to what he could have done and how I can easily resolve it?
Hi h520s running on win10 all of the sudden stopped booting up.i press the power button, i can hear hd working and cpu fan but nothing on the screen, not a thing.i tried different screen, vga cables, hdmi cables, even tried using pci graphic card from another pc to eliminate integrated card luck.any ideas? Cpu failure? Thanks
Is there any adapter to go from a car's cigarette lighter outlet to the USB2-combination power plug on the laptop.  Or is the option I am using of plugging a 110 volt charger into a compact 75 or 130 watt inverter acceptably ineffecient?  My unit has a 512 GB SSD.  Does that use more or less pwer than a rotating hard drive?  Thanks.  Newby to this forum. 

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I have a X1 Carbon Gen 2 machine type 20A8S01F00. The machine info page for the model and serial number states that the max resolution is 1600x900."i5-4300U(2.9GHz), 8GB RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive, 14in 1600x900 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, Wireless option, WWAN option, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Camera, 8c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64" When I look in windows 10 (it came with that when I bought it), it says that the max resolution is 1366x768. Is this a bug, do I need a new driver, is there some setting in the BIOS or something else. Any help would be appreciated.
i stupidly used microsoft first-level support for this.

i have a windows 10 laptop and two windows 10 tablets. within the past week, i have factory reset both tablets. still, after a few days, neither tablet has the Edge favorites on the laptop synced to them. yes, the "sync favorites and reading list" box is checked in edge on all the devices.

this microsoft chat tech listened to my problem, repeatedly, then opened a remote support session. his first move, before i could stop him, was to open Edge settings on one tablet and click Import Favorites.

i explained to him in capital letters that those weren't edge favorites, they were old IE favorites, which were not the same as edge favorites, because they were IE favorites. not Edge favorites. i showed him the significant differences between the Edge favorites on my laptop and the garbage he had just imported into Edge on my tablet. he tried and failed to clear out the edge favorites on the tablet. while this was happening, i noticed that all the garbage IE favorites he just imported into Edge on tablet #1 had synced to Edge on tablet #2 (but not the laptop, luckily, which confirms that my initial non-syncing problem originates on the laptop).

i used the powershell on the tutorial on this site to reset Edge on both tablets. Edge favorites are empty for a few minutes, but the junk favorites keep coming back.

I backed up the clean DataStore folder folder on my laptop. I put that folder in the right s... Read more
Hi folks.

I'm looking for a way to switch between HDMI and my laptop screen. Preferably a quick keyboard shortcut.
I have my laptop connected to my tv screen always, however, sometimes when i'm gaming on the tv i'll have to disconnect my HDMI to access my laptop screen, or will have to switch sources on my tv which i don't want to have to do. The laptop is a couple of years old and i worry that one day i will mess up the hdmi input pulling it in and out daily. I could probably explain it better but i'm not sure how to

I've done some of my own searching but people say to use the tv as a second screen or mirror the laptop screen. I find the light on my laptops screen distracting, why don't i close the laptop when i'm watching tv you say? The hinges are knackered plus when i open the laptop up again it starts mirroring my laptop screen again, it's inconvenient to say the least.

Thank you.
I have 3 flash drives connected to a USB powered hub. If I delete a file on any of the drives there appears to be no 'deleted file' location for that file. So either the deleted file is truly deleted or goes somewhere not on the particular flash drive.

Is there a way to tell Windows that any files deleted from any USB flash drive are to go to the C drive recycle bin?

The past few days, whenever a cmd window opens (usually via a batch script or vbs file, but if I go to the Search box, type cmd and click on the cmd.exe result, that also does the same thing), the window opens on my desktop but immediately minimises to the taskbar. I want things back the way they were (no idea why the behaviour has changed), so that it remains up on my desktop, in its usual normal window, and I can read it. I am currently having to go down to the taskbar every time to bring it back up (which as I use quite a lot of scripting, is getting very frustrating).

If I launch the script from a shortcut, it will open normally; whereas if I click on the script file itself, it goes to the taskbar. Since many batch or vbs scripts I run are part of a larger one, they are all pointed to the .bat or .vbs script itself, not to a shortcut. For example, this extract from a vbs script, which launches the batch script from the bat file (not a shortcut to that file):

Dim objShell
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
objShell.Run("""C:\Users\Martin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Batch Files\FS\PF3-XP_ini.bat""")
Set objShell = Nothing

Just to be clear, I have no instruction in the script itself for this to happen and scripts that I have used for years are now all being sent to the taskbar the second they open, instead of remaining in a readable window, as they always have in the past.

Can anyone... Read more
My computer I built with a GT 1030 is detecting and using a Radeon 3000. In device manager and msi afterburner, it says im using a Radeon 3000 and nowhere does it say anything about my GT 1030. I have an FX 4300 cpu, and msi 760GMA-p34(fx). Please help
A recent update resulted in the iTunes store getting a blank screen and the last 3 updates have not fixed it. Pretty pants. If the next update doesn't fix it i'm out of the Insider Builds.
The screens come up and disappear. Randomly. No stability.
Hello, since yesterday I have a problem after uploading pictures from my handy onto my Lenovo Z51 laptop. On it Lenovo Photo master is installed and never had a problem before.I either upload from handy via bluetooth or wire connection. After I upload it and want to open it with Lenovo photo master, the whole picture looks scrambled. The original thumb view is correcly displayed, and when I open it with any other program (like Paint) it also shows the picture fine. Only with Lenovo Photo master is suddenly looks scrambled. Anything uploaded earlier than yesterday looks fine when enlarged. I have added a file, so it can be seen what I am talking about. Does anybody know where the problem is? Thanks in advance... greetings - Andrea

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I would like the identity of the IC component which is refered as PU905 on the motherboard AILG1 NM-A331 Rev:1.0. The IC has been burned and its identity is not readable. The computer does not start when is connected with its own power supply or with its battery.
My lenovo yoga 2 pro laptop used to work perfectly. I have installed an update from Norton anti virus and shut it down. After that it doesn't turn on but the keyboard lights are blinking. I have tried to reset it by press and holding the start button for 30 seconds and reset button for 30 seconds but none of them did work. If someone had a similar experience please let me know if there is any easy fix for this issue before I take it to the service center. 
From the UK Lenovo's system has let me order the above battery twice, then a few days later sent me an email cancelling the order.  Now the item has vanished from the website, as if it never existed. I'm annoyed with myself that I chose the flush fitting 61 3cell battery when ordering the machine, adding the 61++ as an additional item.   One of the reasons for choosing T470 was its long run-time on battery. Anyine know what's going on with this battery?  I've asked Lenovo without anything more illuminating that "it's not available".  Yet it's on Lenovo's US website - delivery 1-3 days! 
Detect Drivers on Google Chrome detects drivers that are already installed. Every time when I run Detect Drivers. I tried ruining and rebooting a couple of times these two drivers are always reported as new.Machine is: Inspiron 7567

This is after I updated the three drivers: Intel Graphics, Intel WiFi and Intel Management Engine Components. Intel Graphics is not detected as an available update any longer.
I checked the logs. The drivers were successfully installed:
[09/22/17 17:03:26] Update Package Execution Started[09/22/17 17:03:26] Original command line: "C:\Users\HGH\Documents\Dell Downloads\7c5c3870-e7de-4a18-975f-98977d849938\Intel-8265-WIFI-Driver_71XN1_WIN_19.60.0.7_A07.EXE" /s /l="C:\Users\HGH\Documents\Dell Downloads\7c5c3870-e7de-4a18-975f-98977d849938\Intel-8265-WIFI-Driver_71XN1_WIN_19.60.0.7_A07.log"......
81082fd43116\DUP60D1.tmp ****************************************Execute: setup.exe /q /c mupSuccess: setup.exe returned successfully.MUP finished: Fri Sep 22 17:03:45 2017
Exiting with Return Code: 0
[09/22/17 17:03:45] --- End of Vendor Software Log ---
[09/22/17 17:03:45] Vendor Software Return Code: 0[09/22/17 17:03:45] Name of Exit Code: SUCCESS[09/22/17 17:03:45] Exit Code set to: 0 (0x0)[09/22/17 17:03:45] Result: SUCCESS[09/22/17 17:03:45] Name of Exit Code: SUCCESS[09/22/17 17:03:45] Execution terminated at date-time 09/22/17 17:03:45[09/22/17 17:03:45] ######
I have a Dell 7450 AIO, I'm trying to add a second monitor to have dual display so I can extend the desktop.  The current OS is Widows 7.
Due to the location of my 580 I cannot press the power button. Various suggestion have been made re shorting the pins on the header but my header is a multipin plug and socket. I would like to connect a remote power button if possible, but do not know how to safely connect or where to connect the extension cable. Would be gratefull for any help.
I am having no luck using the windows 7 32bit pro disk,  to upgrade from vista business  32bit ? everything seems to go ok until the last process when I am greeted with a box saying " windowssetup could not cofigure windows to run on this computer"   I have just replaced the original HD with a new SSDdrive , which has been cloned successfully and the system boots fine to vista,  Windows upgrade adviser has checked and reported most all ok any programs not compatible I have removed, I am stuck  not finding any solutuion? anyone done a similar upgrade, not a clean install?
I wrote to Dell support lately:
Problem/Request Details/Additional Information So far you have replaced the screen twice, the mother board and graphics card, the Wi-Fi antennas, reimaged 2 times. I have spent 30+ houra with remote support. I have had 2 home visits. One of your managers even made a promise that they would replace the pc if the last repairs did not work. (They didn't). I have been nothing but patient. This is the most expensive pc I have ever bought l. When will you stop and give up. It's been so long since I have had a working pc that I have gotten used to life without it. I have zero confidence Dell can fix this or anything else. "Dell equals zero"
The .sorry!!
My reaponse: pathetic
The new bios 1.3.4 says it adds support for Hynix memory, Will the pc now support memory that is faster than the 2400 that is now supported.
getting this on the 5050 (only so far)
we open up one of our business software programs and IE immediately crashes
this seems to do with an update, but not sure which one
if we re-image the PC, the program works fine.  its not till after our system pushes all the updates does it then crash at program opening

just throwing this out there to see if anyone else may have this
oce department thinks it may be related to adobe flash or something.  same dept found that is they open two tabs at IE startup, it they changed it to one tab and it works
possibly this program is "opening two tabs" ...dunno
Glad to make everyone's aquaintance.
Help.  I need to find out how to record audio (voice) onto my Dell Inspiron 8600, preferably in MP3 or WAV format.  What is the simplest/bare bones way I can do this.?  My users manual makes no mention of a built in microphone, does that mean there is none?  Also, I heard that I need something called Windows Recorder, which apparently I don't have, according to a file search.  I didn't find it on Microsoft's Downloads page either.
What to do?  Can anybody set me straight?  I am still running XP, Servicepack 2.
I own a Dell Inspiron 15 windows and somehow the built-in laptop speakers won't play any sound at all, including when Windows start up.
Anyway, I tried going to Device Manager to uninstall my sound thing called "Realtek high defination Audio " but it still wouldn't work. Then I tried updating the driver, still does not work. The audio does work when I plug in headphones.Can someone please direct me to how I can fix this problem? Thanks.
I need to buy new Subwoofer for my laptop Dell XPS L502x. CAn any one suggest me from where I can buy this in India.
Hello, I have a problem with my 2 months old dell 7567 laptop.
The audio (and sometimes video) stutter when I play music via youtube or Spotify together with other programs (MS Word, Adobe Reader, Chrome, etc.). This problem appears randomly and has no same pattern whenever it appears.
I have the latest drivers from Dell and I have tried the solutions from these links:  
And it didn't work.

specs: windows 10 creators update, i7 cpu, 8gb ram, gtx 1050Ti,1tb hdd, 128gb SSD
ps: I upgraded the default 500gb hdd to 1 TB hdd
 I want the most cost effective (Yep, cheapest!) option for a  2-IN-1 or tablet for note-taking with an ACTIVE stylus. The description all infer they are compatible, but I know they are not!