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I have a fairly new Dell OptiPlex 3020 PC running Windows 7 professional
- just recently, the PC will not boot. It will come to a Windows blue screen (not the blue screen of death) with a cursor that responds with the mouse. There are no icons on the desktop. we let it run for over 24 hours several times across several days to no avail or change
- this all started two days ago when the user came in and saw all the PC attempting to do a startup repair and it ran for over 24 hours. Attempted several power shutdowns. It would not let you go into normal boot up mode and consistently attempts the start up repair. It will either sit at the start of repair window with a circling cursor and no icons on the screen or the screen would be totally blank
- attempted safe mode boot, same symptoms. Immediately goes into startup repair that never ends
- attempted to boot from a Dell Windows 7 professional CD. The option comes up to go into repair process. I choose the repair process. Then it just spends at a blue screen with no icons and a spinning cursor
- I then attempted to do and install and set up choosing repair and hoping he would give me an option to do an in-place upgrade. Here again, it comes up to a blue window with no icons and says "set up a starting". There is no drive activity. I'll just run it for hours with no progress.
I ran a full Dell diagnostics on the PC including the hard drive. Diagnostics came up clean and found no issues
- my attempt is to get on to the PC …
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Either manually or by automatic updates this updates fails everytime this is on a clean build PC does anyone have ideas on getting this installed
My WDS setup has decided to stop setting the Computer Name. It is always deploying using the same name, and not randomizing it like some expect.

In reviewing the unattend.xml file, I don't see any reference to OSDcomputername which seems like it could be a problem.

Any thoughts?

Not sure if my problem is self inflicted?

I use Avira anti virus.  Additional tools include Avira system speed-up, which optimises 'boot-up-speed/time'

Recently, I booted-up my latop and the avira optimiser appeared. I pressed ok, then made a coffee. Returning I noticed the optimiser was
still running?  stating that 'files were being 'repositioned' to minimise boot-up times'  Never seen this option before, but there was no way of cancelling this action.
I decided to re-boot, unsure of the impact.  On re-boot windows listed -  'critical' updates will be installed.

Opening file explorer I saw 'quick access' which I never use. Also my personal folder - as in 'Roberts Folder' was missing?
I re-set  to 'This PC' which I prefer, and again could not locate my personal folder?

I found my folder located in; Windows - Users.      

'Now I get confused'  ---  This PC - documents, has the same folders as my 'Personal-folder'  a carbon copy?

But the folders in 'My Folder - Users'  contain the most recent 'updated information'

I would like to retreive/ relocate 'My Folder' from 'Users'  to 'This PC'  prefering not to use 'Documents' for my business files.

Questions;  1)  Is the problem through Avira system speed-up?  (Tried restore points - no difference)

                     2)  Is this the Windows 10 layout - Have to live with it...

                    3)  Can I rectify this problem?  -  I could delete files in my documents, copy-paste from My …
File storage in the cloud for Mac, PC, iPhone

I want the cloud storage location to act as a network file share, not a  file distribution center where copies everything to every device you have.  With the small size of SSD drives that is proven to be impractical.

How do you store items in the cloud and not have them synchronize everywhere.

I am testing out Cloud Mounter and Commander 1 Pro on the MAC
How do you store documents in the cloud and yet make them encrypted such that everybody can get to them,  iOS, Mac, Windows PC, Browser Window.

Cloud Mounter on the MAC has the option to mount most cloud services with Encryption but I a not sure how you would access the file from an iPhone or PC.
Dear Expert

I would like to use group policy to to run powershell to edit registry
The following is where am i up to...
1. The powershell "outlooksec.ps1" can run successfully manually on my PC to edit registry.
2.  By checking gpresult /R, the gpo is already upated on my pc.
3. the PS file is in the OUTLOOKSEC.TXT

I can't figure out the issue
Please kindly let me know what is the problem with powershell running under GPO

GPO Setting is in the GPOSETTING.BMP

The ps1 itself is ok, it just done run
Hi A while back I made a post and was asking how to speed up my laptop. Someone suggested replacing my hard drive with a Crucial MX300 1TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive.

I did that and the speed is amazing. I would like to also replace my desktop hard drive with an SSD. However I am not sure what type of drive to buy for the desktop, as I dont see any 3.5" ssd.

So would it be best to get a converter kit such as this: product?

 My current drive has the following specs: HARD DRIVE, 2T, S3, 7.2K, 512E, SGT-GRDABP2 so would an SSD make this PC run even faster? I am not concerned with space, more with speed. The computer model is:       Dell Inspiron 3656
So i've replaced my old motherboard with a new AsRock motherboard and now I can't get the system to boot, not even BIOS or POST shows up. The computer turns up and everything seems to run, all fans, psu, motherboard lights etc.. So in order to narrow down the problem I've disconnected everything, ALL components, RAM, GPU, HDDs, FANS, everything other than the CPU itself and the problem still persists, nothing shows up on the monitor other than black (i've tried all inputs, d-sub, dvi, hdmi, display, from both the motherboard and GPU). I've tested the PSU with a PSU Tester and it is working normal. So my question is:

How can I determine if its the CPU or the motherboard with the problem? I don't want to have to buy two components if only one is at fault.

Thanks in advance for your help.
I connect from my home PC (Win10) to my office PC (Win7) using RDC. Both machines have dual monitors. I connect using MSTSC /SPAN and get mostly great results. 1 application I use doesn’t play well. When the /SPAN is used the application stretches out badly and is pretty much unusable.

When I asked the vendor, they say that /SPAN is very old and I should be using /MULTIMON instead.  However, when I connect using Multimon, I don’t get both screens, just one. All applications appear on screen 1 only.  

Why would /SPAN work but not /Multimon?
Is something wrong with my setup?
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Hello. I have an msi that I need to have installed on our computers via group policy. I am going to install it via gp but I would like to look for a way that it will run without admins needing to touch each pc in the policy or making the users have to run something themselves. Can someone provide a step by step to deploy this msi including any switches or scripts that would be needed. I am not a GP expert nor do I know how to script these out, just looking for the easiest and quickest way to install a outlook add-in msi on our user's computers. I realize we can do this through a user or computer policy so whichever way is easiest please let me know. Thanks for your help experts.
     I just connected an internal hard drive for backup in a client's computer. It doesn't show up under PC and when I go into computer management - storage it does not show up there either. This is the first one I have installed on a Windows 10 system. I double checked connectors but did not test the drive outside the computer. I am now only able to work remotely on the computer for the time being.

Am I missing anything?
I need a iphone backup app (Windows PC or iPhone) that will backup EVERYTHING (texts, phone call history, contacts, photos, etc.) and allow you to restore to a different or same iphone assigned to a DEP/MDM account.  I'm moving my companies iphones to a DEP/MDM solution and having a difficult time finding 1 app that backs up existing info on an iphone and getting that info back on the phone once it's configured on the DEP/MDM system. iTunes backup will not work because it requires an apple account to restore.

Anyone with any help in this particular situation would be greatly appreciated.
Dear Guys, we are having this issue: After moved to a new seat, an user's PC could not access only some domestic websites, she still could access to foreign sites, such as yahoo, facebook, gmail... Anyone can suggest a solution, please?

I tested and these are some results:
- Plug in a laptop in that PC's place, it CAN access Internet normally
- Bring that PC to other places, it CAN access Internet normally
- We checked in the Router and Switches but there is no sticky command matched with PC's MAC address
- There is no ACL involved in permit/deny traffic
- 2 users stayed here before but they COULD access Internet normally
- We scanned virus, reinstall PC but could not help
Hi there,

I am using a hybrid tablet pc with windows 10 (with Dockable keyboard and trackpad) however, when I close the table in laptop mode the screen does not shut off and go into sleep mode like it used to I have tried changing settings in the power management screen to no avail. Is there a way to force this in the registry? I have heard that this could be an issue with intel engine management and there are suggestions to roll back to a previous driver I have not attempted this suggested solution yet
Hi guys
I have very strange issue with my computer. Randomly each application is crashing, Skype, galaxy, steam etc.  

I scanned my PC and its clean. No virus or Malware

Please see the event errors

Faulting application name: Skype.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5937dda6
Faulting module name: SkypeSkylib.dll, version: 2017.11.1.53, time stamp: 0x5936d9b3
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00b8e879
Faulting process id: 0x2f50
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3039988e52466
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\SkypeSkylib.dll
Report Id: 0300baa3-2f0b-4aca-894a-f1d3789baeb2
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:  

Faulting application name: SDUpdate.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x53ad3eee
Faulting module name: WINMMBASE.dll, version: 10.0.15063.0, time stamp: 0x42a740b0
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00008a89
Faulting process id: 0x361c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d303ad071ea126
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdate.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINMMBASE.dll
Report Id: a7703fa5-66e6-4394-9871-22ea2f93d99d
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Hi, It's been quite a while since I connected my phone to my computer so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but can't imagine what it might be.  I connected the phone to one usb port and got no action on the phone or the computer. I switched over to another usb port and no action.  I then switched cables and tried both usb ports and no action.  Finally, I rebooted my computer and again no action.

I was expecting to see something show up under This PC or in the Device Manager but I see nothing.  A couple of times I heard a faint sound from the phone, like it connected to something but that was it.  

Is it possible that I have to change my settings either on the phone or the computer?
Thanks in advance.
Dear All,
I am new and hope you might help. I use Windos 10 Home and MS Office / Word 2013.

This is the story.
1) I create a Word document on a USB stick
2) I saved the file onto the USB stick.
3) I edited many times the document at different times and in different days but always working on the USB stick.
4) the file was never saved on the hard drive (always edited on the USB stick)

1) Is there any viable possibility (eg. forensic investigation) that some trace or info of the document (the one that has always been on the USB stick) have been stored in the PC?
2) Should this have happened, where could said traces have been stored (swap files? tmp files? any other location')
3) Could these traces be retrieved somehow (eg. filename or even the contents of the doc file)?


Dear experts,

I have a problem to prove my colleague's innocence at the moment.

He used a notebook for works, but it was created someone's email account and it might have connected to the designated email server automatically and downloaded emails. It was installed MS Outlook 2013 and he could not recognized it the events. How can it happen? Is it possible?
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Dear All,

I have some business pc Optiplex 9020 with OS Win8.1 .My issue is that with raid the pc takes a long time to boot from 40 minutes to 2 hours.Also when we i tried to update some software in the workstation it took many hours and in some pc it fails.
I would like to ask if you have any similar problem with this type of pc and how you have resolve it .



The link above shows how to print document from a remote PC to a local printer via team viewer,,,this doesn't serve my need .

My question how can I print I local document to a remote printer without transferring the file to a remote computer?

Means I have a local laptop that access 3 remote desktop located on the same place.

One desktop is connected to a carpentry machine (special machine for cutting wood) , from the laptop we transfer a drawing file but that desktop in not connected to any printer, therefore can't print

On the same we need to printer that drawing file via another desktop without transferring it .

Is that doable using team viewer ?

OSs are windows 7 for all


My Outlook 2013 can’t start normally ONLY in safe mode, giving the error 'Microsoft Outlook stop working'
I’m running on a new pc win 10 fully updated
Microsoft Office 2013 fully updated
ALL Outlook Add-Ins removed
On this pc can’t run in Online\Cached mode normally, only in safe mode.
My profile running normally on any other pc

Any suggestion ?

David Dotan Sofer
Would it be possible to use an external webcam and headset for any type of ultraportable to use for Skype calls, providing it has Windows 10?:
I have a PC with a Vista Home Premium license that I need an ISO for so that I can do some repair work.  I cannot for the life of me find that anywhere around here.  Can someone point me in the right direction, please?
Have a pc attempting to log on to a AS400 but gets no response after entering userid & password.  Makes connection to AS400 and gets log on screen with no problem.  I even entered a wrong password to see if I received an error message but I did not.  Any suggestions?






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.