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Outlook 2016 crashes on start while trying to access StaticCache.dat - how do I fix?

Outlook 2016 has started crashing on startup while trying to access a file called StaticCache.dat. I am assuming it is a corrupt cache file. Outlook will run in safe more, but eventually crashes ...
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Can a suspectedly infected OS cause harm to a computer while running another OS installed on a different partition?

I had suspicions about a virus in my Windows 7 system, so I installed cleanly another Windows 7 on a second partition. I left alone all the things on the first partition, but I'm wondering if it was ...
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How to turn on Recycle Bin on veracrypt volume in windows 8

I am using veracrypt with an encrypted file on an USB stick, mounting that as volume M in Windows 8.1. There is a M:\$Recycle.Bin, so I thought that files I delete with Windows Explorer should go ...
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Is there a way to copy the file path of an asset in Adobe Bridge?

Is there a way to copy the file path of an asset in Adobe Bridge? I am using Adobe Bridge on Microsoft Windows. According to this thread in the Adobe forums: Click the last item in the path bar or ...
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Is csrss.exe blocking access to my clipboard?

My computer (Win 10 Pro) recently started acting up, with copy/paste not working (in any application, of which I've tried many). Eventually I discovered (through invoking the command line "clip" ...
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Why does an exe file run [on hold]

What allows an executable(.exe) file to run? Is there some kind of background process converting all of this into machine code? I'm asking this simply because I'm trying to figure out how windows ...
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What can I do when my PC freezes and makes buzzing (earrape) noise?

I see someone has posted a video about this. I believe this is because the RAM crashed. This question is not about why this happens or how to prevent this from happening like other questions, but it ...
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Change keyboard text cursor direction icon in browsers and NP++.. etc

I have a bilingual keyboard, and in most programs in Windows 10 when changing the direction in the from LTR to RTL the keyboard text cursor icon changes as follows (3): The default look is (2). ...
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Is it possible to modify Windows scrolling behavior? [on hold]

I recently discovered that scrolling behavior on Windows 10 is extremely unnatural. The OS locks the movement direction to horizontal or vertical when I try to scroll along those directions, which ...
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New NVMe drive not being recognized by Windows

I got a new computer a few days ago. Everything was working fine. Then I decided to install a few more parts (DVD reader, an old HDD, etc..) + a brand new NVMe Samsung 970 drive. I start the computer ...
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Device Manager (hidden devices) [on hold]

So frustrated, after a recent Nov 2018 windows 10 update, my 2 printers (Canon/Samsung)/usb do not work. Drivers are the latest. I can't even go to my preset restore point because when MS does an ...
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Proper way to remove an old driver from %systemroot%\system32\drivers

Recently I was trying to find why out Windows 10 updates were failing on my computer. The Driver Verifier utility indicated a problem with dcrypt.sys, a file that had been left in %systemroot%\...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Search extra box

I am wondering how do I turn off the extra box on the right when I'm doing a search in the Start menu on Windows 10 as shown in this image?
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Windows 10 USB device disconnecting after a power failure

My USB mouse is always getting disconnected after a power failure. I tried unplugging the device and plugging it again, the laser lights for sometime and then it stops. For all USB root hubs i had ...
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Connecting a HDMI device that isn't monitor

I have a soundbar that I connect to my PC. Windows thinks it's a monitor so it randomly opens up windows on that "screen", mouse can go there, etc. but because it doesn't exist, it's a pain. Is there ...

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