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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4605 on: December 02, 2017, 11:59:09 PM »
That's the thing, I don't have a router, I'm using a public xfinity hotspot.

I was having the same problem with my google Home using optimum wifi... got any ideas how to make this work ?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4606 on: December 02, 2017, 11:59:51 PM »
I was having the same problem with my google Home using optimum wifi... got any ideas how to make this work ?
Not yet, I'll let you know if I do.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4607 on: December 03, 2017, 12:04:05 AM »
That's the thing, I don't have a router, I'm using a public xfinity hotspot.
Is this just a one-time thing that you have to do? If so, maybe you can borrow a router or use a computer that's configured to be a hotspot.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4608 on: December 03, 2017, 12:07:20 AM »
Is this just a one-time thing that you have to do? If so, maybe you can borrow a router or use a computer that's configured to be a hotspot.
I'm not sure, I have a feeling you have to do it every time you connect it to a new network but I don't really know. I think I'm gonna try to set it up on a regular network and then see if it works if I move it to the xfinity hotpsot.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4609 on: December 03, 2017, 02:19:26 PM »
No go.

My old desktop, probably sat in the same class as yours, just updated itself to the "fall creators update" and once again my display driver went nuts but this time I'm in the same boat as you and the roll back driver button was greyed out.

What I did was manually install the legacy driver, simply letting windows install the driver is what's messing it up, the latest driver is not compatible.

Here's the link to it: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy2&os=Windows%208%20-%2064
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4610 on: December 05, 2017, 09:35:45 AM »
My computer often freezes up temporarily (usually when I'm using a lot of tabs on chrome) and when I open task manager is says disk usage 100%. (I have a 256 SSD and 1TB HD.) What does that mean?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4611 on: December 05, 2017, 10:11:44 AM »
My computer often freezes up temporarily (usually when I'm using a lot of tabs on chrome) and when I open task manager is says disk usage 100%. (I have a 256 SSD and 1TB HD.) What does that mean?
Disk Usage 100% means that it is in use 100% of the time which isn't necessarily that bad. So it's really hard - if possible at all - to troubleshoot it just from this.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4612 on: December 05, 2017, 10:16:10 AM »
Disk Usage 100% means that it is in use 100% of the time which isn't necessarily that bad. So it's really hard - if possible at all - to troubleshoot it just from this.
It's always synonymous for me with the computer freezing. As soon as disk usage drops the computer starts working again. Often the RAM is not maxed out, so I don't think that's the issue. (I have a i7-6700 that shouldn't be overwhelmed by browsing.) The only thing I could think of is slow internet connectivity aggregated by dozens of chrome tabs (and too many chrome extensions) causing systems to freeze.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4613 on: December 05, 2017, 10:21:35 AM »
It's always synonymous for me with the computer freezing. As soon as disk usage drops the computer starts working again. Often the RAM is not maxed out, so I don't think that's the issue. (I have a i7-6700 that shouldn't be overwhelmed by browsing.) The only thing I could think of is slow internet connectivity aggregated by dozens of chrome tabs (and too many chrome extensions) causing systems to freeze.
Sounds like a RAM issue, possibly among other things.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4614 on: December 05, 2017, 10:24:36 AM »
Sounds like a RAM issue, possibly among other things.
The RAM is often at 60%-70% when this happens. I definitely need more RAM, but there seems to be something else at play too.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4615 on: December 05, 2017, 10:28:34 AM »
The RAM is often at 60%-70% when this happens. I definitely need more RAM, but there seems to be something else at play too.
Did this problem start recently? Did you notice it after adding any new extensions to Chrome? Try disabling some extensions that aren't necessary (or disable all, then re-enable them 1 by 1 every few hours to gauge speed)..

If some of those tabs are Google Sheets (with other collaborators constantly editing), that can be a major bog.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4616 on: December 05, 2017, 06:06:52 PM »
I mostly use a bluetooth mouse on my laptop and tried disabling my trackpad but even after clicking save the trackpad still works. Any cliu why it's not disabling?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4617 on: December 08, 2017, 10:49:23 AM »
Is it normal for a brand new laptop (with SSD) to be making a chirping/buzzing noise?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4618 on: December 09, 2017, 07:22:38 PM »
I mostly use a bluetooth mouse on my laptop and tried disabling my trackpad but even after clicking save the trackpad still works. Any cliu why it's not disabling?
Where do you disable it? Where do you click save?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4619 on: December 09, 2017, 07:24:42 PM »
Is it normal for a brand new laptop (with SSD) to be making a chirping/buzzing noise?
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