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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.
(This is a work in progress, please feel free to add whatever you may feel is helpful)


Please post whether or not the problem was fixed
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4935 on: July 10, 2018, 07:54:55 PM »
It's not a matter of installing "too many" programs.  It's a matter of too many running at same time, or too many running at windows startup.
As for antivirus, I highly recommend Kaspersky Free.
Thanks. I remember seeing the list of all programs on startup where I can disable some. I just don't remember how to get there, I guess I'll Google it.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4936 on: July 11, 2018, 12:12:17 AM »


As for antivirus, I highly recommend Kaspersky Free.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4937 on: July 11, 2018, 01:12:16 AM »
Try to see in PC1 if there are any TeamViewer drivers installed for Display. The name of the drivers are not TeamViewer but you can see it by the manufacturer.
Thanks I'll check tomorrow.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4938 on: July 11, 2018, 02:12:22 PM »
Isn't that all of them?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4939 on: July 15, 2018, 10:25:10 PM »
Just got a desktop and when I connected it to a monitor (I tried two monitors) it comes up something like this



What could that be? Broken wire (I only have one VGA cable) or something more serious?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4940 on: July 15, 2018, 10:27:09 PM »
What could that be? Broken wire (I only have one VGA cable) or something more serious?
Most likely. Or broken video port.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4941 on: July 19, 2018, 12:44:46 AM »
I'm trying to help a relative who forgot their passcode to their iPhone 6. They attempted to enter it until the phone got disabled. They also don't know their iCloud password. When they click on forgot passcode using other ios devicep or online, they are sked for their trusted phone number, to which Apple will send a code. The problem is the phone is locked and doesn't work. There is an option "Don't have access to your trusted number?", which gives the option of "reset from another device" or "start account recovery". Last night we tried "start account recovery" but were forced to wait 24 hours till tonight. When we got to the same place tonight and select reset from another phone, we get message that "Instruction Sent: A message with instructions has been sent to "iPhone" and iPhone". You can now reset your password from one of your device." It is unhelpful if it was sent to the iPhone because IT IS DISABLED.

We are going in circles. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4942 on: July 19, 2018, 12:58:17 AM »
 Can you put the Sim card in another phone so you can get the code?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4943 on: July 19, 2018, 01:10:07 AM »
Interesting idea. I haven't tried that. Should it work? (It would require a few minute drive)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4944 on: July 19, 2018, 10:13:38 AM »
Dunno, it's just what I would try

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4945 on: July 19, 2018, 10:57:08 AM »
Sometimes they send it to a phone signed in the same iCloud than this wouldn't help, but if they are just sending s text massage it would definitely help

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4946 on: July 19, 2018, 12:58:44 PM »
Most likely. Or broken video port.
I tried a different cable and I still have this problem. I also tried using a adapter for displayport and I also have the same problem.

Does the displayport and VGA port somehow run through one thing?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4947 on: July 19, 2018, 05:31:08 PM »
I tried a different cable and I still have this problem. I also tried using a adapter for displayport and I also have the same problem.

Does the displayport and VGA port somehow run through one thing?
It runs through the same graphics card.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4948 on: July 19, 2018, 11:18:21 PM »
It runs through the same graphics card.
I don't think my computer has a dedicated graphics card. Are integrated graphics built onto the motherboard thereby making it non repairable?

Would getting a cheap dedicated graphics card solve this issue assuming the graphics card is the problem?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4949 on: July 20, 2018, 02:28:33 PM »
I don't think my computer has a dedicated graphics card. Are integrated graphics built onto the motherboard thereby making it non repairable?

Would getting a cheap dedicated graphics card solve this issue assuming the graphics card is the problem?
Probably yes. A cheap dedicated or even external (USB).

When logging in to the PC remotely (RDP, TeamViewer, etc) is good?

While booting it is still good (BIOS etc)?