Forum discussion tagged with windows.
  1. EXCellR8

    Question How to Find Cause of Shutdown

    I recently discovered that some mornings my home "server" needs to be manually powered back on. Looking in the event viewer there's clearly something logged, mentioning wininit.exe with a loopback address, but I'm not sure how to go about what is actually causing the system to power off. My best...
  2. M

    Question Question Is MSCDKEYS website legit to buy Windows?

    i was thinking to buy a windows 11. when i was searching on google i found mscdkeys website. Should i buy from them? They have microsoft partner id and also have good reviews.
  3. Win11

    Question Windows 11 nightmare - Randomly crashing on new-build

    PROBLEMS: Windows 11 randomly crashing just prior to login screen and sometimes on Wake-Up - Shows black screen and no response. Windows and Hardware Specs Edition Windows 11 Pro Version 21H2 Installed on ‎10/‎12/‎2021 OS build 22000.493 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack...
  4. H

    Question New M.2 SSD: got "device does not exist" error, but now it's working, should I keep or return it?

    Hi everyone, I got a new XPG SX8100 4TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4 SSD. Yesterday, I installed it in my motherboard (MSI MEG X570 UNIFY with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU), in one of the M.2 slots, and covered it with the motherboard's M.2 heatsink. There are two other SSDs in the other two M.2 slots, both PCIe 4...
  5. G

    Question How to get GPU firmware version in windows?

    I'm building an inventory system for GPUs and looking to find a way to query GPU firmware version. I have tried the WMI query for Video Controller, but it only returns driver version and driver date. Get-WmiObject -Query "Select * From Win32_VideoController" For AMD GPUs, if I go to the AMD...
  6. N

    Question How to sync PC folders to Google Drive and OneDrive?

    I'm a college student, and I create lots of documents with the Microsoft Office suite, especially Word. Unfortunately, the Office suite will only autosave documents if they're saved to OneDrive. In my relatively extensive experience, OneDrive is significantly inferior to Google Drive; it just...
  7. loetad

    Question Bitlocker drive failed after BSOD and won't boot any more on ProBook

    Hey professionals! Here's my problem: I was going to switch a friends Notebook (HP ProBook) from IMAP to Microsoft 365 and moved all Mail from the old Cloud to a local PST on the local disk. After fully completing this, in other words, going SPOF full time, Windows crashed with a BSOD and...
  8. EXCellR8

    Question Acronis TI & Macrium Reflect No Longer Work

    I am no longer able to make backups of my OS drive with either Acronis True Image 2019 or Macrium Reflect 7.2; the process of imaging does not seem to initialize or start. Reflect mentioned something about VSS failing to verify or something; Acronis just stays at 0% (calculating time...
  9. S

    Question Dell Precision T3500 not loading Windows, black screen, red lines

    I recently installed an SSD into my T3500 and a fresh copy of Windows. I removed my old HDD in case I needed to use my PC again if I messed something up. Everything worked flawlessly and after a week I was normally uing my PC when my screen turned black and sound stopped. I turned it off from...
  10. K

    Fresh rig windows 10 install freezes during startup

    I just built a brand new pc. i7 9700k corsair 3000mhz cl15 2x8gb msi gtx 1080 gaming 8g x FD design define s MSI MPG Z390 Gaming pro carbon ac 2x FD included fans, 1x noctua nf a14 fan noctua nh d15 2xnfa15 fans seasonic prime ultra titanium 750w wd black 2tb, some old samsung 1,5tb crucial...
  11. EXCellR8

    Unable to Install Windows Update KB4505903 (Windows 10 Pro x64)

    I touched upon my difficulties with this update in another thread, but since it wasn't relevant to the topic I figured it was best to just start a dedicated thread. *specification of PC in question is listed signature, line #1* Normally I wouldn't make a stink about an update not working, and...
  12. EXCellR8

    Windows 7 Freezing but Only After RDP Session

    Apologies in advance if this is more complex than I mean it to be... but I'm pretty stuck. Basically, I have a SFF low power computer at work that I use as a personal file server and to run some older proprietary apps. This machine runs Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and does not have a monitor...
  13. EXCellR8

    Solved! Expanding Booting Windows 10 Partition on Larger Capacity SSD

    Finally made the switch to an NVMe drive from a regular SATA-III SSD since the prices have come down, but I overlooked something. Macrium Reflect wouldn't allow me to edit the size of the partition that contains Windows when I cloned it over. I was trying to jog my memory but I thought that this...
  14. H

    Question Simulate COM port on VM

    Hello, I have a laptop that does not have a COM port. I need to simulate COM ports on my VirtualBox for a C # application. Would you have a tip for her? Thank you
  15. Y

    Latitude E5400 Bluetooth unavailable

    I own a Latitude E5400 with Windows 10. There is no option to turn on or use Bluetooth.The Bluetooth Troubleshooter tells me that this device is not Bluetooth capable,which is not true since I have used Bluetooth with Windows 7 on this device .The problem has been present ever since I installed...
  16. M

    Intel turbo boost stopped working in Windows 7

    I just recently noticed that my Core i7 860 is not reaching full turbo boost in Windows 7. Not sure why, because it worked for a number of years previously, and still works as expeted when dual booting to Windows XP. So I'm suspecting this is a Windows 7 software problem, rather than a bios or...
  17. RunForestRun

    What data is stored on the motherboard?

    I have installed Windows 10 on my desktop PC. My question is: Does Windows 10 store any data in the UEFI or motherboard itself, and if yes, what kind of data? I'm asking this because I'm looking to format my system as completely and thoroughly as possible. How should one go about this?
  18. P

    Solved! Intel Optane 900P as Boot Drive

    I have a 900P installed in the PCIE16_X4 slot on my ASUS Prime Z370 A but Windows won't install there even though it recognizes the drive and loads the drivers during Windows install. It says it is not a bootable device. Has anyone been able to install the 900 P as a Windows boot drive?
  19. Tirthankar Bose

    "Source Path Too Long"

    I'm trying to copy files between NTFS drives and I'm getting this: How to resolve it?
  20. I

    Regarding Digital Note-Taking Apps

    Hi, till now I used EverNote but I came to know that Evernote employees can access our notes from the backend but Evernote in their new policy in 2017 said that they WON'T anymore. Article -...
  21. phillyTIM

    HomeGroup replacement?

    What do you guys replace (or will be replacing) HomeGroup with, now that feature has been taken out of Windows with the April 2018 build? I have a client who uses the file & print sharing between her main desktop (Windows 10) and 2 laptops (Mix of WIndows 10 and a Windows 7 for now) ; and I...
  22. EXCellR8

    Ubuntu 17.10 Messes w/ 12hr Clock

    My service laptop is configured to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.10 but I'm having an issue with the clock, despite them being set with the same time zone and 12-hour format. It only happens when I boot the Ubuntu OS though. For example, I'll boot into Ubuntu and the clock will show the...
  23. M

    Upgrade boot/windows SSD without reinstalling everything?

    Im currently using a Samsung 840 series SSD as my boot/windows drive (Win10 x64). I would like to upgrade it to a more recent SATA ssd, but i cant face reinstalling everything - my DAW setup has a lot of plugins and takes about 8 hours of installs to get everything working correctly, and i...
  24. EXCellR8

    Windows 7 Firewall is Broken

    OS=Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 build 7601 (6.1.7601) Ran into an issue on a coworker's laptop that's really driving me nuts. For some reason the Windows firewall is totally disabled and I cannot seem to get it, or it's dependencies, to start again. The computer has remotely-managed AV...
  25. G

    Looking for Password Manager recommendations?

    Hi, till now I have been keeping all my passwords in notepad and manually copying it where it is needed to sign in. It's kinda difficult and even more difficult in mobile. So, I was looking at Dashlane and LastPass and sometimes ago I heard that LastPass database was hacked so upon googling, I...
  26. M

    Can’t for the life of me get into my Windows Vista computer?

    So, here’s the deal. When I was nine I received a Dell Inspiron 1545, and it worked wonderfully. Now I’m eighteen and I want to get into it again because I need a VM. So today I tried to get back into it and I don’t know the password at all. I can’t access anything through it and I’ve tried out...
  27. EXCellR8

    Google Chrome Crashes w/o Error Message

    This one's got me pretty stumped. Years ago I set my dad up with a mini ITX computer that ran Windows 7 64-bit and he never really had any issues with it, ever. More recently, though, he ran into a problem where any web browser would simply crash and I chalked it up to malware. For whatever...
  28. S

    Having trouble finding working drivers for an old HP laptop

    The laptop in question is an HP Pavillion dv6500 I recently did a fresh install of windows on it and now I can't set it to high resolutions or use wifi Obviously I don't have the old disks that came with it. The HP website doesn't have any drivers for this model. I'd happily down grade to...
  29. james1701

    How to Find if Your Spectre and Meltdown Proof and Disable the Fix if Needed Here is a really good program to see if you are vulnerable to Spectre or Meltdown. It also has the ability to turn off the fixes if you are having severe slowdowns. Also if you click on the ghost in the upper left corner you can get more tech information about...
  30. M

    Multithreading file encryption (AES256) product for Microsoft Windows

    Does anybody know any file encryption products for Microsoft Windows (AES256 cryptography) that would be working multithreading, i.e. encrypting multiple files at the same time? What I found on the market is VeraCrypt and AXCrypt solutions. Does anybody know any other products? I mean good...
  31. G

    Looking to get a strong secure password manager and secure my PC

    Hi, I was thinking to get Lastpass but I saw that Lastpass' database has been hacked many times in the past so that's a big NO for me. What should I get that is very secure and provides good privacy? Also, is Bit Defender Total Security 2018 good nowadays? Looking to get a subscription...
  32. S

    Nvidia GeForce 7 series Windows 98 drivers

    Kind of a weird question, but I'm building a Windows 98 machine with new parts and I need a graphics card. The newest series with official Win 9x drivers is GeForce 6, but in the forums I've been looking at I keep seeing unofficial GeForce 7 drivers mentioned. Unfortunately, I've yet to find a...
  33. Ketchup

    After 31 Years, Why Does Microsoft Windows still _______?

    Fill in the blank. What is it that Windows has done forever that drives you up the wall. - Could be something it just started doing. - Could be something it's done ever since you started using it. - It can be any version of Windows (desktop, server, mobile, etc). I'll start. After 31...
  34. M

    New OS: HDD has to be formated before use!

    Hello everyone! I have three hard drives in my PC: C:\ - My OS and programms are on this drives D:\ - My data is stored on this drives G:\ - My games are on this drive I regulary make Images/Backups of my PC for the case that it goes unstable or I want to try out stuff. So recently I wanted to...
  35. secretagent

    Question about hard resetting laptop with a broken screen.

    *Insert heartwarming backstory about old Inspiron 15 here* Screen is cracked and won't turn on, I've been using an HDMI cable to view everything on my TV ever since it broke. I want to hard reset it to get some oomph back into it, but I'm worried I won't be able to complete the setup process...
  36. M

    Tools like SetFSB for Windows 8.1

    I have a proprietary motherboard which means I can't overclock through BIOS, back on Windows 7, I used SetFSB to overclock to 3GHz. Unfortunately on 7, my graphics drivers crashed, so I upgraded to 10. 10 ran awfully so I then went to 8.1. Unfortunately, SetFSB doesn't work on Windows 8.1, so...
  37. #12!

    Suggestion: Stop listening to iOS/macOS -Android/Win whining, & 'review' gear!

    I'm sorry, don't wanna come across as a jerk, but as a lurking 'member' of Anandtech for many years - and a relatively quiet forum/comment participant... it's always sad reading your fantastic/in-depth reviews and 'deep dives' of ten or more pages --- and go to the comments to read the first...
  38. episodic

    Any good free or low cost alternatives for HDR creation?

    I tried a few of the free ones. I don't want to spend $99 dollars, but would be open to 20-30 dollars if it works well. Thanks for thoughts!
  39. cKGunslinger

    Favorite cross-platform GUI solution?

    I've got a bit of code that compiles and runs in Windows, Windows w/Cygwin, and Linux. It builds a series of static libraries. I've got a little menu-driven console code that simply accepts numbered commands and invokes functions from these libraries and displays results (as text),a s well as...
  40. C

    Windows 10 occasionally stuck on login image

    Once every 10 boot or so, my windows 10 would get stuck on the picture before you press enter and input the password to login to desktop. It just doesn't respond to the enter key. I can still click on the small icons at the bottom right to go to sleep mode/ restart/shutdown or check the internet...