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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 #5130 on: February 11, 2019, 03:30:54 PM »
I have a standard Dell laptop. Recently at random times something happens where one of the tabs I'm in gets into print mode and a bunch of the buttons on the keyboard aren't working for their right functions. for example I goes to settings... Anyone know what this is?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5131 on: February 11, 2019, 04:01:31 PM »
your FN key is pressed/stuck

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5132 on: February 12, 2019, 03:59:47 PM »
My mother's laptop was showing the disk was full even though there was barely anything (that I could see) on the comp. I tried resetting it and it kept getting errors. Tried creating a windows 10 USB tool and getting errors for that as well.
Any other ideas?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5133 on: February 12, 2019, 04:04:08 PM »
Use the tool on a different computer and then boot off of it on the laptop, keep in mind that the usb will be wiped during the process.

Are you intending on wiping the laptop also?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5134 on: February 12, 2019, 08:21:13 PM »
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5135 on: February 12, 2019, 11:26:50 PM »
Use the tool on a different computer and then boot off of it on the laptop, keep in mind that the usb will be wiped during the process.

Are you intending on wiping the laptop also?
I'm out of the country and the only other computer I have access to is one with kosher filters that I somehow don't think will let me do anything -(it never does)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5136 on: February 12, 2019, 11:27:40 PM »
Use the tool on a different computer and then boot off of it on the laptop, keep in mind that the usb will be wiped during the process.

Are you intending on wiping the laptop also?
And yes, I'm fine with the laptop getting fully reset. 
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5137 on: February 12, 2019, 11:39:47 PM »
And yes, I'm fine with the laptop getting fully reset.
I'm not sure why the hard drive is full (for next time - or if the PC still boots - TreeSize is your friend), but if it's full the normal Upgrade will not have where to put its files. You need to wipe the drive and do a clean install. No?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5138 on: February 12, 2019, 11:41:04 PM »
I'm not sure why the hard drive is full (for next time - or if the PC still boots - TreeSize is your friend), but if it's full the normal Upgrade will not have where to put its files. You need to wipe the drive and do a clean install. No?
And how do I go about doing that? I seem to be running into trouble doing that. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5139 on: February 12, 2019, 11:42:13 PM »
And yes, it still boots.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5140 on: February 12, 2019, 11:43:20 PM »
And yes, it still boots.
If it still boots, run the aforementioned program (as admin) and see what exactly feels the hard drive.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5141 on: February 13, 2019, 12:30:07 AM »
If it still boots, run the aforementioned program (as admin) and see what exactly feels the hard drive.
Thanks. This helped and I found what was taking up lots of space. Meanwhile I'd still like to create a windows 10 installation USB. I'm trying to run it again at the moment but don't have much hope. Any other ideas?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5142 on: February 13, 2019, 12:32:01 AM »
Thanks. This helped and I found what was taking up lots of space. Meanwhile I'd still like to create a windows 10 installation USB. I'm trying to run it again at the moment but don't have much hope. Any other ideas?
Why don't you have hope? How much space is empty now? It Highly likely that this is why it failed before.

If it still fails we'll see then.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5143 on: February 13, 2019, 12:34:37 AM »
Why don't you have hope? How much space is empty now? It Highly likely that this is why it failed before.

If it still fails we'll see then.
Ok thanks!
There's about 60 GB free now.
At one point it actually told me I needed to free up 2 GB of space and I did. That's why I felt like the freeing up more wouldn't be the fix. Thanks for your help!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5144 on: February 13, 2019, 12:49:20 AM »
Darn, same message as above. :/
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