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

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Hard drive issues… i think

I have an Acer Aspire 5239 laptop that's been giving me issues. When i first got it it ran very well and was fairly quick running Windows 7 Home 64-bit on 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Well it crashed roughly 2 ...
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Why are my DHCP leases not working?

I am trying to make DHCP assign an IP address to the "PCNEW" node, but it is not working. Can anyone explain why?
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Can't see the top half of my laptop computer

I've already tried plugging in HDMI to my flat screen TV. It used to work until I try to refresh to an earlier date. Now the computer will not boot up to Windows 8.1. I've got a problem when it says ...
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Motherboard fried, what does that mean for the rest of the pc?

My motherboard got fried, I think I plugged in a fan to the wrong spot and on boot I heard an electric pop and the computer stopped working. A chip on the motherboard is visibly cracked but I didn't ...
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How to reinstall the system BIOS

Context: I have an HP Stream 8. Tried to reset it from factory settings, but it got unplugged and lost power sometime during the reset. Now when I power it on, I get an error message saying that the ...
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Why are network adapters not working?

All devices I have tried (a laptop, all smartphones, a PlayStation) with my WiFi networks work perfectly. The only problem is my desktop PC. Adapter No. 1 Sometimes the adapter wouldn't even find ...
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Where does Crystal Reports need TNS names to be?

I'm running Crystal Reports 11.5 on a Windows 7 machine. When I try to connect to Oracle database in Crystal, I get the following error: Failed to open the connection. Details: ORA-12154: TNS:could ...
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Systemd process is exited immediately after start

I'm extremely new to systemd and am trying to write a .service file that runs my php script. The script runs and needs to wait for input from someone else to do anything, and remains open til I ctrl-C....
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Debugging connectivity issue to a website

How can we debug the connectivity issues to a website https://test.mysite.office.net? From public networks, this URL is accessible. From our network we are not able to access it. But Ping works fine, ...
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USB drive not detected & not showing up win10

Laptop : Asus x541u OS : windows 10 Hey guys,I've been struggling with this issue for a while ! My usb ports are not working I ran the usb troubleshoot but no results "usb controller is in a failed ...
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What does NeedsCleaning mean in output of “wmic diskdrive get NeedsCleaning”?

Does it mean that I should run a CHKDSK (this is on Windows 7) or something else? Adding more context to the question: I was exploring WMI (Window Management Instrumentation) commands at the CMD ...
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How to get information from an installed malicious program?

I asked a question today on security.stackexchange.com Hijacked certificate and Remote Login. Office computer compromised with a virus? which is a question about a suspicious program named PROGRAM. ...
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The Invincible error with Windows Store

PC Configuration Asus X53U (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 dual boot), problem is seen on- Windows 8.1, frequency of problem- Everytime the Store is opened Long Story, short Life was running smooth, ...
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How to determine the OSX process which is presenting a dialog?

Today when restarting a MacBook Air I got a pop-up stating "The managed object model version used to open the persistent store is incompatible with the one that was used to create the persistent store....
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Windows 10 PC won't sleep

I built my first PC and installed Windows 10 on it. Performs fine except for one recurring issue. Often times, when I try to sleep my system, the peripherals will shut off but other aspects of the ...

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