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Questions tagged [troubleshooting]

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

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All my desktop file icons have a small symbol; where is it coming from? [duplicate]

As of a few days ago, all of my files on the desktop have a small icon on them - see the first image in the bottom. Why is that extra symbol being added? If a program is adding the icon, how can I ...
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PuTTY freezing up

I tried to use PuTTY yesterday. I logged in through a pre-existing SSH connection, but the window froze up and would not let me do anything. Then after a few seconds, it gave me the error message ...
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Windows on ssd constantly freezes [closed]

hi there people I'm will resume te issue this way... Recently I've bought a new ssd, a samsung evo 970 (m.2 pcie), because I want to improve my laptop (asus n580vd dm-538t) load times, my laptos has ...
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Wifi Range Extender doesn't let me access it's web based interface after I complete its setup [on hold]

So I have a D-link N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender and it was working fine for a month. Two days ago it stopped having connection to the internet and most importantly it stopped letting me connect to its ...
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How to diagnose local network speed issues?

I recently bought an ethernet cable for home networking expecting it to significantly boost file transfer speed between my computer and a network hard drive made available via samba. It's a little bit ...
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PC randomly stops responding for a few seconds during use

My computer will randomly stop for a few seconds while doing these things: While browsing the internet on Chrome or Firefox (sites seem random). Using Steam and just browsing forums Playing ...
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Text and certain images changing colors, becoming distorted, or disappearing entirely

I'm having a unique issue that I can't quite explain. Text and certain icons seem to be displaying oddly, as stated in the title; text is changing colors (to pink and green), becoming distorted, or ...
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Windows 2000 on Compaq Presario says no audio devices are installed

I was given a very old Compaq Presario laptop (Model M2000) and asked to make it usable. It had Windows XP and a lot of viruses; the audio was horrible, with too much noise in output. I had a ...
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GPU video output is not working and I don't have onboard graphics

I just built a system with a x8dah+ mobo that was refurbished and has two xeons on it. I installed a gtx 1060 from evga bstock on it and am using a 750w psu to power the system. The issue when I turn ...
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Fix for a broken Vim/Syntastic/Vundle?

[Vim 8.1 - Syntastic 3.9.0 - Vundle 0.5 on Arch linux] This morning I started getting error: syntastic: warning: checker vim/vint: unrecognized error format (crashed checker?) The message ...
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Troubleshooting Wi-Fi not working in laptop

Wi-Fi stopped working abruptly (was working fine previously) while using Dell Inspiron 5548 laptop. It has Intel AC-3160 Wi-Fi card originally. I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 18.10. It doesn't ...
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Random Shutdown on custom built pc

I just built a new pc about 3 weeks ago and have had some issues while playing some games. My computer is on but doesn't post and when I try to press the shutdown button on the case it doesn't let me (...
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Toshiba laptop screen randomly flickers wildly

Out of nowhere, my Toshiba Tecra R950 laptop has recently started wildly flickering and flashing vertical lines at regular intervals. Strangely though, the flickering happens in some situations and ...
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No display after changing cpu/processor

I am running the following specs: Motherboard: Asus H61M-C Processor: Intel Pentium G2030 (Ivy Bridge) @ 3.00GHz RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 1600MHz 8GB Blue GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual ...
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Do HP printers have batteries?

I have an HP p1606dn printer which keeps forgetting his LAN configuration and going back to factory settings. So, I wonder if HP printers, (or maybe printers in general), have a battery, which could ...

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