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A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.

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I have an HP Envy 750 424 with Windows 10 Home edition. Started up a couple of days ago and immediately get the bsod saying Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you. The stop code is  System Thread Exception Not Handled. Then get the message "Preparing Automatic Repair". It then goes back to the bsod with a different stop code. The stop codes I've seen so far are

System Thread Exception Not Handled WHAT FAILED FLTMGR.SYS
System Thread Exception Not Handled WHAT FAILED WDF01000.SYS

I've reseated the memory sticks. Tried each memory stick by itself. I created a rescue dvd and usb drive but the pc will not boot to either device. It tries to boot the devices then fails with the varying bsod's above. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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WE have Outlook 2016 with en Exchange profile
THe problem is that launching Outlook delays 5 to 6 minutes with "loading profile" and then everything works OK with OUtlook

The PC was in Windows 7 PRo and we upgraded to Windows 10 Pro but the problem stays the same

We already recreated the profile and it did not help

Any idea?

Thank you very much
Bought Q-Yee Bluetooth headphones which work perfectly with my IPhone. But can they also work with my PC  running Windows 10 home edition?  The Bluetooth phones, when switched on, do NOT show up on my 'This PC 'Screen
I have a windows 10 PC with a single disk split into various partitions. c and d drives are visible in explorer but I also have an f drive in explorer that I cant see in diskmgmt.msc. There is no partition assigned the letter f.

In explorer its says f is a local drive but I dont know where that is.

This is a new HP business desktop PC. There are no usb drives or anything like that attached.

Any ideas?
Hello Experts,

I have followed the process from the following link to generate a flat file

Instead of using the command Dbgen -s 1000 -S **1** -C 10 -T L -v, I used the command dbgen -s 1, to enerate the database population for the qualification database, as described at the following link


However, I'm not sure where to look on my PC for the generated file

Can someone let me know where I might find the file?


i installed a server2016 essentials (new) my existing client PC is windows 10pro, it was previously joined to a sbs 2012 and outlook 2016 worked well. I demoted the PC to a local account and then re-joined the new domain. now outlook wont autodiscover my external provider supplying managed exchange services. (outlook 2016 can only autodiscover)
OWA Works fine and my laptop working via a non domain workgroup all ok too, if I revert to the server sbs2012 all ok too, so something points to the route through the domain to the external autodiscover.  Any suggestions appreciate
Surface Pro 4

Image Version: 10.0.16299.192  Professional (from DISM against mounted image)

Jan 10th 11 PM updates installed automatically, next morning wouldn't boot.
Tried all recovery methods thus far, booted off install USB, tried system recovery, startup repair etc.
It appears that a boot driver got mangled but I am at a loss as to which one - can someone tell me what is going on here?

The Windows\INF\setupapi.dev.log file - a snip of what happened January 10th at 11 PM is attached.
Also, the only INF file that changed is OEM57.inf/pnf - inf also attached (this is a Surface firmware update).
I have a win 7 PC on a 2012R2 Essentials domain. Since the server was installed about a year ago this PC won't shut down and needs to be powered off. There are no errors or obvious issues. Any one else had this happen.  

It is not a box the customer is anxious to rebuild.
I am using VS2017 to publish a C# function app to Azure. Within that function, I have the nuget module Renci ssh.net that I use to retrieve and delete files from an SFTP server. This process works fine when executed from my local machine in debug. When I publish to Azure and run, I get...

C# Timer trigger function executed at: 1/15/2018 5:00:00 PM
Exception while executing function: GetCSVImportOrders
Microsoft.Azure.WebJobs.Host.FunctionInvocationException : Exception while executing function: GetCSVImportOrders
  ---> System.Net.WebException : The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.
  ---> System.IO.IOException : Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.
  ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException : An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host
   at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Read(Byte[] buffer,Int32 offset,Int32 size)
   End of inner exception

...how can I get my Azure FunctionApp to utilize this module or otherwise communicate with my SFTP server? There are no firewall rules between them as the SFTP server does the authentication and the credentials are the same as my local pc. The SFTP server is not even showing a connection attempt so something is preventing the Azure Function App from communicating. I have had no problem with a similar app in the same container talking to a SQL Server on the same server that hosts the SFTP …
Dear all,

I am an IT support for a small company consist of 5 users. I assigned a static IP address on each computer.
Around 3 weeks one of my colleague was not able to browse the connection or see the shared folder on the server until I changed his PC's IP address. This issue reoccurred again today on his PC and on another PC.
I have done a lot of troubleshooting and the last step was changing the IP address. After changing the IP address on two PCs they were able to browse the internet connection and see the shared drives.

I am wondering what is the magician with changing the IP address. Please assist me because I am looking for a solution to avoid keep changing the IP addresses form time to time.
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I need to keep putting it on every 10 minutes or so

Why is this ?
 On Windows 10 domain joined PC, I see the following error. Should I be concerned about it? This computer has no issues whatsoever in terms of connecting to the server or performing any other functions.
Log Name:      System
Source:        NETLOGON
Date:          1/15/2018 9:09:21 PM
Event ID:      5719
This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain controller in domain Domain_Name due to the following:
We can't sign you in with this credential because your domain isn't available. Make sure your device is connected to your organization's network and try again. If you previously signed in on this device with another credential, you can sign in with that credential.
This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.
I was attacked by dreamcompress virus but got rid of it however the pc will not start or reset. with command prompt I have this message  using scannow: the module "twinapi.dll" failed to load
I'm use ghost Symantec 11.5 my pc full access but. I will try laptop so can't found drive why... Please any solution

art lee said:
build a samba wins server on and old pc using Linux distro with a sambal gui
and make it the master browser

So, I researched the idea a bit and, it appears that if one were to introduce such a server, it could be connected to the network and take over name service.

Could it be turned off to return to the original "normal"?  That would seem to suggest a very low-risk approach in dealing with LAN single-subnet name service that would be reversible.

Could such a server be set up on a virtual machine?
I have thoughts of setting up a virtual machine on an existing Windows workstation for this purpose.
Seems like this would be the least intrusive approach to a critical system that's in production.

Your thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.
How to Connect the Canon iR3300 Multifunction Copier to PC, which driver/s to use, required step by step instruction please.

Hi all :)

I have a weird problem with chrome on a users PC.

When they open a new tab the annoying "recent sites" thumbnails appears however they are NOT any sites the user has been to plus when I hover over one no X appears at the top right so it is not possible to clear/delete it.

What could be causing this weird behaviour?

I have completely removed and reinstalled chrome but get the same behaviour.

I have attached a screenshot of the problem.

Virgin Media is my broadband provider in the UK.
I have members of my household utilising the broadband for running nodes etc for 24/7 bit coining mining etc.  Whilst this not only consumes wasted electricity that I am paying for, it is also consuming my bandwidth.

What settings can I change in my Virgin Media superhub to essentially block all these types of activities and others which I might not be fully clued up on.  I don't want to block individual PCs by mac filtering, only port numbers and such sites other than web sites and youtube etc.

I don't want to enter into any moral debates with individuals here either pls, just facts to block my router from running these type of services.
Looking into implementing Windows Hello for Business but have some concerns as admin.

How will this work with shared admin accounts?

How will this work If we use an iDP (Saml) + OTP for our cloud apps (G Suite, Box,etc?

We use Citrix>iDP>RDP to connect to users PC. How will Hello work in this setup?
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Afternoon all,
    I am looking for a report or Query to list out all screens connected to computers within the estate. this is to support compliance and billing and so will need the following:

Screen reference (serial number or some other unique ID)
PC name this is connect to
PC IP address or Subnet
- Export to a file

I have found the following but just cant get it to work.. Idiots guide would be appreciated:
I have a Can MF5770 Printer, Scanner, Fax.  I had it working fine on a Windows 10 32 Bit PC.  I  got a 64 Bit Win 10 PC and can't get it to work.  I have downloaded and installed a driver from the Canon Website and a scanner patch for 64 bit PCs  In Settings I can see the scanner.  When I bring up the Canon scanner toolbox it says a supported scanner is not installed. In MS Word, Print - it does not show in the printer list.  Now what?
I have a client that has an obsolete PC with application that still requires Windows XP.
Motherboard died and I recovered it using some old parts, but now it is asking to activate before logon.

The activation over internet and phone is now not working - I guess MS shut down their activation servers for XP while ago.

Any idea how to bypass this.

I have kind of an old PC (2008 maybe) with Windows 10. I had some issues with an update, it was taking a long time and at the end the PC shut down. Now, when I turn it on, it does not go past the logo, and says something like "impossible to complete the operation. To install Windows on the PC, restart the installation" (is in italian). By shutting it down multiple times, I was able to enter the recovery mode, which says alternatively something like "windows was not started correctly" or "impossible to recover, file di log C  ....SrtTrail.txt" and then it says "advanced options" or "shut the PC down" (again everything is italian).

Now, if I could select "advanced options" I would try and see if there is something I can do. Sadly, my mouse and keyboard don't work. I have disconnected everything but my mouse, I have tried every single USB port, I have tried another mouse. The led in the mouse is working.

Is there anything I can do?

Many thanks to whoever reads it!
On a Windows 10 PC i Have an issue that I have never seen before. If I leave the computer on overnight, there will be several programs open in the morning that were not open when I left it the night before. These are programs that are installed on the PC and used semi-frequently such as - video editing, DVD burning and the on-screen keyboard. I have run virus scans and checked for malware and spyware but have not been able to prevent this from happening. Please advise.

Thank you.

It says connected but no internet






A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.