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  1. Y

    Question DPC watchdog violation BSOD while installing game

    I have a new pc so I didn't use my HDD much until I was installing a game on the HDD and I saw a blue screen with this code in the middle of the game installation. I tried again and the same thing happened. In the event viewer, there are a lot of warning logs volmgr with id 2: These warnings...
  2. Jam Butter

    Question Processor utilization limits to 46%

    Guys I have a T430 with 8GB RAM and i5-3320M 2.6Ghz cpu. Battery’s dead and there’s a newer BIOS version but I can’t update it without battery. It was very slow and stuck every time I run a heavy software like visual studio. It is having windows 10 pro and I recently noticed that it limits the...
  3. TheFlash1300

    Question How do Windows 7 users prevent viruses?

    If Windows 7 is no longer supported and is now no longer a secure operating system, how do people, who use Windows 7, protect their privacy and computer from viruses?
  4. H

    Question Windows Limiting Internet Speed. Maxing out at 15Mbps. Running out of options.

    So I recently moved and signed up for spectrum and purchased their internet gig plan. I never knew my internet on my pc was capped until downloading COD. My download speed on battle.net is 2.03MB/s and took 26 hours of nonstop downloading to finish installing the whole game (196GB). Every other...
  5. krelidas_34

    [SOLVED] Do NVIDIA graphics cards work better on Windows than Linux?

    A couple of years ago, Linus Torvalds starting grilling NVIDIA about the chips screwing up Android phones. He said, "NVIDIA, **** you!" and stuck out his middle finger. This made me conclude that NVIDIA just sucks for Linux and other Unix-based products. But as for Windows, NVIDIA's still...
  6. FoxMile

    [SOLVED] I can't switch from dGPU to iGPU ?

    Actually the problem is interesting. Initially, the computer did not have a video card, and when I inserted it, the computer started up only with the iGPU and the dGPU did not work. However, after I reset the bios, it worked. But the thing is, only dGPU is working now. The iGPU only works if...
  7. Maikurosofuto

    Question Main Slot Won't Boot as PCIe 4.0.

    After trying to narrow down the cause (https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-10-stuck-on-loading-dots.3745394/#post-22615583) I've found how to reproduce it, simply setting in bios the first slot as auto or PCIe 4.0 will make my Windows unable to boot 99% of the time. It posts and when...
  8. S

    Question HP ProBook 4530s says "no bootable device" BUT ONLY AFTER RESTART ?

    Good day all, I have this very peculiar problem and I hope someone will know how to fix this. PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU TRY TO ANSWER. I have HP ProBook 4530s which runs perfectly fine but the one and only problem is when you RESTART it, it says "no bootable device 3F0 " Here is list of...
  9. TheFlash1300

    Question How do i add Legacy mode to my BIOS, so i can install Windows XP and 7?

    Hello. The BIOS Mode Menu of my BIOS has only one option - UEFI. My question is, how do i add a second option, Legacy mode, so i can run the BIOS in Legacy mode, too? I heard that BIOS Legacy is the only way to make Windows 7 and XP to work on my laptop. I would like to install Windows 7 and XP...
  10. CParsons

    Discussion PC Builders - How did you obtain a copy of Windows?

    As you may know, Microsoft punishes PC builders by expecting them to pay $120+ for a retail copy of Windows. For your last Windows PC build (assuming you built), how did you obtain a copy of Windows?
  11. M

    Question Computer Apps Freezing, but No Crashing or Restarting

    Good day all, My dad recently took his computer to computer repair shop because it would freeze when opening any application. I was able to manipulate everything with a keyboard, like opening applications and typing, but the mouse wouldn't work except on the desktop. The shop said that the...
  12. Bradharker

    Question Ssd not recognised anywhere

    Hello, I’ve recently bought a new low(ish) end set up (i5-3570k, GTX 560, P8H61-MX) and trying to install windows to a new, larger ssd, however when I set it up and go to install the boot media (usb) the ssd is nowhere to be seen, this is the 3rd one I’ve tried with multiple sata leads...
  13. K

    Question so I partioned the wrong thing.

    Ok so I was downloading kali linux from a usb I already had windows downloaded I just wanted a dual os setup. everything was going well until the installation process of kali linux when I went to partioned either the USB I downloaded on or my systems SSD I made a mistake and selected the system...
  14. A

    Question Only able to boot into Windows 11 in safe mode ?

    Hello, Upon updating my ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero BIOS from version 3904 to 4201, I was unable to apply my old, stable RAM OC settings (3600 MHz, timings are ASUS' default "load daily 3600 MHz B-die timings"). When trying to boot, the system would shut itself off and turn itself on multiple...
  15. M

    [SOLVED] 2 questions about passwords...

    Hi, I have a couple of questions about passwords, not related to each other. I'm just curious, that's all. Not like I want to do it to protect my computer the "best way possible" or anything else... Just curious, that's all. So, let's start. 1. Is there a way to keep the BIOS password even...
  16. A

    Question Not booting properly and freezing, possibly overheating?

    So for a few months now, I've been having trouble with Windows 10 freezing up on me on a regular basis. It's an ASUS Zenbook UX391U and running pretty hot, but it's always been like that. I keep it elevated on a stand. A while ago, I opened it up, cleaned out the fan, and renewed the heat paste...
  17. M

    Question upgrading windows xp to latest version of windows

    i want to upgrade my windows xp to the latest version of windows which i'm assuming is windows 11. I've done a basic google search and it's telling me to install either vista, 7 or 8 then windows 11. can someone please clarify this and provide detailed steps
  18. L

    Question Computer randomly makes all monitors go black and case fans spin at maximum speed ?

    So, I am having an issue with my gaming computer. It will be running just fine, but will at certain times make all of my three monitors go black, and the fans inside of my PC will spin at max speed. I am still able to hear all sounds of whatever is playing on my desktop, but I have no idea what...
  19. L

    Question Frequent BSOD on brand new PC w/ old drive/Windows installation

    Hi folks I've just gotten set up with an almost entirely new PC, with the only parts from my previous rig being the PSU, an M.2 SSD and two HDDs. I've had frequent BSOD errors when trying to install programs/drivers/games etc., and a few that seemed to have been triggered just when running...
  20. D

    [SOLVED] Installing windows on a drive and then moving the drive to another PC

    I'm assembling a PC for my mother out of old parts I no longer use. I shall refer to it as PC 2. PC 2 will get its HDD from my main PC (PC 1). For reasons that are irrelevant to my question, I want to install Windows on that HDD before I assemble PC 2. Like I said, the HDD is currently on PC 1...
  21. S

    Question Cant get past bios new pc windows 10

    Hi everyone I've just finished building a computer and was planning to install windows ten from a usb drive I downloaded and iso file on my Mac and put it on the empty usb I put it in my computer and went to bios to boot it is the only storage device that comes up on boot priority so I saved...
  22. Burke_a_lot

    Question Intel USB driver version 5.0.4.43v2 no working

    Hey all, Got a bit of a problem with my Precision Rack 7910. About 12 months ago the USB ports would not work after rebooting. Restarting a few times seemed to have fixed that and as long as the system was running it was fine. Now they won't work at all. No keyboard, mouse, flash drives...
  23. DarkLibra

    Question Unable to format USB flash drive

    I'm currently having a problem regarding formatting my flash drive. It shows this error. "DiskPart has encountered an error: A device which does not exist was specified. See the System Event Log for more information." after using CMD to clean it. This flash drive was used previously with a...
  24. etiekyed1

    Question PC booting very slow and not recognizing SSD ?

    So recently, I cleaned and moved my computer into a new case due to unclean-able amounts of dust. During the process, i damaged a cpu socket pin, therefore having to purchase a newer CPU and motherboard (used to have a I7-7700k but was discontinued). After purchasing and installing my new...
  25. TheFlash1300

    Question When will Windows 10 21H3 be released?

    The Windows 10 version i currently have is 21H2. When will version 21H3 be released?
  26. P

    Question Need for Windows 10 permissions utility

    I use a program called FileMaker. It stores some stuff in a directory called Container Cache. This directory seems to get cleaned for maintenance. This directory is helpful to me because it allows server-like access to web pages. Using this directory for my files works exceptionally well. The...
  27. B

    Question Kingdian 1TB SSD NVMe not being recognized - tested in 2 diff new builds

    In April 2021 I acquired the following NVME storage from Aliexpress to Brazil: KingDian M.2 NVME SSD 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB M.2 2280 PCIe Internal Solid State Drives For Laptop It arrived in good state and was promptly working in my 2016 motherboard desktop build. (GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3...
  28. S

    Question Driver issues with Radeon WX 3200 Pro - can't output 4K ?

    So I recently built my mom a new desktop machine. Everything up through the initial Windows install went smoothly... then I ran Windows Update, which installed some display drivers from AMD (for the WX 3200 Pro GPU) and instantly crushed the display resolution from a working full 4K to...
  29. Phillip_Sparks

    Question PC freezes when running Windows 10 installer ?

    Recently my PC freeze when I try to open my game when I start up so I force restart it. After that the pc boot normally but it is very slow and I check task manager and I see Nvidia container using CPU 100% but I cant open my Geforce experience or anything that is an app so I restart it again...
  30. TheFlash1300

    Question How do i disable the function that allows Windows 10 to restart my laptop when the laptop is outside "active hours"?

    I almost always keep my laptop turned on 24/7, because i usually do important stuff, and i prefer to not turn off the laptop. However, recently, i lost some work, because the laptop got restarted, while i was sleeping. It got restarted after Windows 10 got its new update, despite the fact i had...
  31. TwinDenis

    [SOLVED] Audio micro-stutter issue ?

    I recently had this issue where in any audio played (usually videos online and offline) there would be audio micro-stuttering (persisting after clean install, transitioned from windows 10 to windows 11 and still the same issue), The issue happens once in a while but is noticeable enough to...
  32. TheFlash1300

    Question Why can't i install Windows 11, if my device is supported?

    According to Microsoft's PC Health Check app, my low-end laptop supports every requirement, except the CPU. What will happen, if i install Windows 11 on my laptop? Also, i have one more question. The PC Health Check app says this: "The processor clock speed is 1Ghz or faster." At the same...
  33. TheFlash1300

    Question How do i transfer my Windows 10 to another lapto/desktop?

    Several weeks ago, it was saying "Windows is activated with a digital license", now, it says "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account". My question is, can i transfer the Windows 10 i have to another device, without having to buy another Windows 10? Someone...
  34. T

    Question Unable to boot UEFI from SATA or USB after connecting Surface Hub SSD ?

    Hi all, I was attempting to use the Surface Hub Recovery Tool to reimage the drive of our office's interactive whiteboard. Long story short: the OS began boot looping following the latest bout of updates. When I connected the drive via a USB dock, the drive showed up in Device Manager as a...
  35. vikaskumar2299

    Question Why games are scaling widescreen even if laptop screen resolution is 4:3?

    I have a potato laptop with Intel UHD 620 graphics and a 940MX GPU. So if you know, you don't have NVIDIA scaling options in the NVIDIA control panel when you are not using any external monitor. It shows only a limited options. So I can control scaling using Intel GPU settings only. I tried...
  36. HCTree

    Question My PC takes over 5 minutes to shut down or restart

    Hey, everyone. As said in the title, after the "Shutting Down" screen disappears, my computer remains on for about 5 minutes or even more before turning off completely. I have searched on the web about this issue and to my understanding it can range from a program running in the background to a...
  37. W

    Question SSD not showing up when first installing Windows 10 pro

    I just got done building my pc and I’m installing windows 10 pro. I plugged my usb into my pc and went through all of the instructions but when I got to the “Where do you want to install Windows?” screen my SSD didn’t show up. What can I do to fix this? Specs: MAG B560 tomahawk wifi mobo Sabrent...
  38. A

    [SOLVED] Can't play online multiplayer games on new phone's mobile hotspot.

    TL;DR online multiplayer games can't be played if I share internet from my new phone but everything else works, If i use another device for sharing I can play. Hey, so yesterday I got myself a new phone, a Xiaomi 11T and thats where the problems started. I used to have a K20 Pro which is the...
  39. whitesimian

    [SOLVED] Why is my Windows using 85% of RAM (40 GB)?

    I only have a browser opened and a few app like Steam and Battle.net (browser is using 922MB RAM). The task manager says it's using 40GB of RAM! I have 48GB of RAM total. It had 16GB RAM before, it was working fine, and now that I upgraded it, it's using 85%...
  40. I

    [SOLVED] Why isn't my external hard drive being detected?

    I have an external hard drive, Seagate 2TB, it worked perfectly until after defragmenting it with the Windows tool for a bit and cancelling it safely, because I needed to shut down the PC, it no longer is recognized by the PC, it doesn't show up on device manager or disk management, not even by...