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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3150 on: August 16, 2016, 08:20:42 PM »
money doesn't talk......      it SCREAMS !

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3151 on: August 16, 2016, 08:23:21 PM »
Using. A Canon mx922 printer

NAPS2 doesn't work?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3152 on: August 16, 2016, 08:33:13 PM »
NAPS2 doesn't work?
It's not free and I'm look to scan wireless
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3153 on: August 16, 2016, 09:38:20 PM »
It's not free and I'm look to scan wireless
That's what I linked.  It's completely free.
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NAPS2 is completely free to use for both individuals and businesses, and includes no ads or unwanted software. If NAPS2 has helped you, consider making a donation.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3154 on: August 16, 2016, 10:07:19 PM »
That's what I linked.  It's completely free.
Right.  I mixed up with a different software.  Can I scan wireless?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3155 on: August 16, 2016, 11:06:38 PM »
Right.  I mixed up with a different software.  Can I scan wireless?
Are you kidding me?  You just asked me that.  Networking capability has almost nothing to do with the software; it has to do with your current hardware and setup.

Sorry for ranting, but it's very frustrating to give advice/help and then see that you were completely ignored.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3156 on: August 16, 2016, 11:10:29 PM »
Are you kidding me?  You just asked me that.  Networking capability has almost nothing to do with the software; it has to do with your current hardware and setup.

Sorry for ranting, but it's very frustrating to give advice/help and then see that you were completely ignored.
Sorry,  I'm not  a computer expert.  Appreciate your help.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3157 on: August 17, 2016, 12:21:12 AM »
My desktop has been making a humming/buzzing noise, on and off. It gets louder and quieter. Any idea what it could be?
The computer has also been turning off randomly. Is that related?
It may be an issue with the fan or the thermal paste attaching the heat sink to cpu/gpu may need to be redone. Or both
I had someone reapply the thermal paste, and it worked nicely for a couple days as long as I didn't use it for too long in a row (then it started getting hot). Now it's been making a loud buzzing noise again.

Any idea what it could be? And is it safe to use despite the noise?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3158 on: August 17, 2016, 01:23:09 AM »
Sorry,  I'm not  a computer expert.
:)

Anyway, if you've been able to scan wireless until now, just not as PDF; give NAPS2 a shot.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3159 on: August 17, 2016, 02:12:39 AM »
I had someone reapply the thermal paste, and it worked nicely for a couple days as long as I didn't use it for too long in a row (then it started getting hot). Now it's been making a loud buzzing noise again.

Any idea what it could be? And is it safe to use despite the noise?

TY
I already answered what it could be. Now it's up to you to narrow it down, and I told you how.

You can also test your power supply on its own if it's a standard ATX power supply. Disconnect all the cables coming out of the power supply from the motherboard, drives, or whatever they're connected to, remembering where each cable goes so you could put it back later. Then follow instruction from a site such as https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/22 or http://www.ehow.com/how_4928308_make-power-supply-work-motherboard.html to turn on the power supply. If you hear the noise then, it must be coming from the power supply, so you should replace it.

There are no speakers plugged in, and I don't think there are internal ones.
Sometimes the speaker is on the motherboard. It's a small component that could be less than half an inch in diameter. Here's an example.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3160 on: August 17, 2016, 07:39:19 AM »


I had someone reapply the thermal paste, and it worked nicely for a couple days as long as I didn't use it for too long in a row (then it started getting hot). Now it's been making a loud buzzing noise again.

Any idea what it could be? And is it safe to use despite the noise?

TY
it's probably a fan or hdd, you can try opening up the tower and listening to where the noise is coming from
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3161 on: August 17, 2016, 08:55:46 AM »
I already answered what it could be. Now it's up to you to narrow it down, and I told you how.

You can also test your power supply on its own if it's a standard ATX power supply. Disconnect all the cables coming out of the power supply from the motherboard, drives, or whatever they're connected to, remembering where each cable goes so you could put it back later. Then follow instruction from a site such as https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/22 or http://www.ehow.com/how_4928308_make-power-supply-work-motherboard.html to turn on the power supply. If you hear the noise then, it must be coming from the power supply, so you should replace it.
Sometimes the speaker is on the motherboard. It's a small component that could be less than half an inch in diameter. Here's an example.

it's probably a fan or hdd, you can try opening up the tower and listening to where the noise is coming from
It sounds like it's coming from the power supply, or the fan that's attached to it. I tried unplugging it but it didn't come when I pulled and I was afraid to yank.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3162 on: August 17, 2016, 08:57:22 PM »
Please copy and paste the entire text under the details button
Here it is.
Thanks for your help.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3163 on: August 18, 2016, 01:22:04 AM »
Here it is.
Thanks for your help.
Were there any changes, such as new programs/updates installed, immediately before this error occurred for the first time? If yes, reinstall the offending program. If not, try uninstalling all versions of Microsoft .Net Framework, and then reinstalling the latest version from Microsoft. If that doesn't work (and you're tech savvy  :) ) try the following:
IMPORTANT: Understand the consequences and backup your registry before making changes.
1. Run "regedit.exe"
2. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PerfProc\Performance"
3. Ensure if you have a DWORD entry named "Disable Performance Counters" that if it was set to 1, that it is properly set to 0 (zero).
4. Reboot

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3164 on: August 19, 2016, 04:17:56 AM »
It sounds like it's coming from the power supply, or the fan that's attached to it. I tried unplugging it but it didn't come when I pulled and I was afraid to yank.
I'm not sure what "it" refers to; there are several different types of connectors coming out of power supplies.
  • SATA power cables that connect to hard drives and CD/DVD drives sometimes have a clip that you have to press to release in order to unplug it.
  • The 24 pin, 20 pin, 8 pin, 6 pin and 4 pin connectors that connect to the motherboard have a release clip in the middle of one side. When you squeeze the clip against the plug at the point furthest from the motherboard, it causes the part of the clip closest to the motherboard to swing away from the plug and the protrusion that was locking it in place, allowing you to pull the connector straight out.