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  2. hey, i need quick help, what component is in red circle?
  3. The code is coming from the motherboard. Did you reference the motherboard manual? Have you tried updating the BIOS? I always do this first thing if a new build has issues.
  4. Hi Applels, welcome to PCTechBytes. Good to have some Apple representation here. I have an aging 27" iMac that my kid is now using mostly and we certainly have our share of household iPhones and iPads.
  5. They will only install a temporary license and that is what you have, unless you buy a pre-installed system from them, you did register with microsoft before this happened right? unofficial means exactly that, it is not registered and only a demo and can only operate for a certain amount of time, then when the Windows demo is expired you get the annoying watermarks or something that says you need to activate Windows, this is for pirating issues of Windows and illegal systems that are not purchased from a third party (vendor) or from MS directly, if only you could of got you verification key from your first system then you would be able to transfer it over to your new system, on a good note though if you upgraded your old Windows to 10 they (MS) will have your key from a previous Windows say like 8.1 or 7, not sure if this is what you want to hear but others here will weigh in on this matter, hang in there sstaber
  6. Hi my name is Sam, I have an asus laptop. Not too long ago my motherboard was burned up from my laptop overheating, ever since this moment I was having continuous issues with my computer. Ranging from not letting me factory restart to not even letting me delete a folder because my laptop thought i didn't have administrative access (I am the only user on the notebook and even activated an inactive administrator account but to no avail). These are not my current issue. My current issue has come about after I had Best Buy install a new windows 10 operating system on said notebook. With this fresh install i was asked for a product key to activate this version of windows. Well Best Buy says they don't have the product key because it should be embedded into the motherboard that was replaced and asus never gave me a new one fitting this motherboard. And ASUS says that Best Buy should have provided the key since i bought the product from them. I honestly don't feel like dealing with either company now because in doing so i know will come a bunch of BS. So basically my question is, will running an "unofficial version" of windows 10 cause me any issues? And if not, is there a way to get rid of the windows 10 watermark that comes with running an "unofficial version" of the OS? Currently the laptop is running fine from what i can tell besides the stupid watermark. I saw some videos telling me to download a program in order to get rid of the watermark but i dont think its a good idea to download anything like that without verification since it could do more harm than the watermark no matter how annoying it is.
  7. You need to access Command Prompt from a WinPE bootable disc. Then run command line to decrypt your hard drive with the recovery key: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff829849(v=ws.11).aspx http://www.top-password.com/blog/decrypt-bitlocker-encrypted-drive-from-command-line/ After decrypting, the standard methods of recovering password will work.
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  9. Hello Everybody, I've recently just gotten a new (used) computer. I started using the laptop around about 2:30 to 3:00 PM. I just did simple things at first checked the specifications to make sure that everything was there etc.. Installed a few programs. Anyway, some hours down the track the computer screen flashed black, went back to normal and then froze entirely! I held down the power button to force it to shut down and then I restarted it. It was fine for a few minutes after logging in. And then the same thing happened! So I just did the same as before force shut down etc.. This happened over a few times. I'm not exactly sure what's happening with it so that's how I landed here. I'm not 100% a computer techie. But I do know a fair bit more than the average joe. Here are some specs: Brand: Custom Build Model: Custom Build OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (Please note that this was upgraded from Windows 8 Pro just a few days ago) Memory: 24GB (3x 8GB DDR3) Space: 500GB SSD Processor: Intel i7 Quad Core 5th Gen 2.8Ghz (3.8Ghz max) Please let me know if you need any more info on the specs in order to help as I am quite desperate. It would be a shame to let this computer go to waste especially with such good specs :( If you can help in any way please post below. Thanks in advance. -Ethan-
  10. Hey I'm a massive Apple fan - I have an iPhone and a mbp2015, good to know y'all /) i'm starting programming in my spare time alongside a computer science degree. Especially interested in mobile app development. If anyone is a mobile app dev gimne a shout ! cheers
  11. I have a new build that was originally throwing a code 55 but was fixed after switching memory around. Now it's going to code 62. I get nothing on the monitor to even let me into the BIOS. I made sure the standoffs were ok, reset CMOS and tried with just onboard video, and even tried another G7 motherboard but it's still doing the same thing. What else could I look at? I5-7600K ProcessorGigabyte Z170X-G7 Gaming MOBOCorsaire Vengeance 32 GB RamMSI GAMING Radeon RX 480 GDDR5 8GBCooler Master V8 GTS - High Performance CPU CoolerEVGA Supernova G2 1000W 120-G2-1000-XR Fully Modular Power SupplyWD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive
  12. If the database definition page or other important data is damaged, then Access cannot recognize the database format and will report the error. You can try Access Fix Toolbox to repair the database and solve this error. https://www.fixtoolbox.com/accessfix.html You can see Screenshots. It can help you to use the program corectly. Good luck.
  13. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3138648/ram-stick-suddenly-working.html
  14. Disconnect the AC power adapter --> Remove the battery --> Hold the power button for 60 seconds --> Now reconnect the AC power adapter and try to switch ON the laptop. Later put the battery back into the laptop.
  15. Most malicious code is written for Windows.
  16. what file? i dont see where i gave you any file.
  17. can you guide me to a reference that is easy to follow? I have the file you gave me on a jump drive but having a step by step reference would be very helpful Sorry that I'm a pain in the neck I keep getting "no device drivers were found..." Any youtube videos out there?
  18. No I haven't done that yet. I will do that right away and come back.
  19. Hi there, I have a Proline Laptop (specs are in pic attached), it only had one user before me. Everytime I switch it on and the charging cable is connected it starts to beep repeatedly then switches itself off. I can charge the laptop without a problem only when it's off. Once I switch it on with the charging cable connected it starts to beep then off it goes. If i switch it on with the charging cable removed, it boots up normally and I can use it like any other laptop. I tried switching it on then connecting the charging cable after it's on but it starts beeping after a few (less than 10) seconds then switches itself on. Has anyone experienced this or knows how to fix this issue? Looking forward to hearing from you guys.
  20. I see multiple complaints involving similar situations with foxconn motherboards using that chipset, did you contact foxconn support?
  21. Hello all I have this really strange problem with my pc when I install my GTX 1060 6gb Strix. Pc is suddenly very slow, from the boot process on. I need to wait more than 20 minutes for pc to boot up. I do not have this problem with my old ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU. When I finally get in the OS and I open up task manager (which takes some minutes too) I see the CPU is at 100% but if I add up the processes I don't get to 100%. Now the really weird part is that the pc runs normal when I take out 2 ram sticks (it's a triple setup, 3x2gb). That means pc runs normal with 2gb of ram in one slot and cpu is back at normal usage. All this does not happen with my old GPU. Already did a full OS reinstall with the GTX 1060 6gb GPU and still it booted very very slow so I didn't bother to continue. Specs: MOBO: Foxconn Renaissance II CPU: Intel I7 940 OLD GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5870 NEW GPU: Strix gtx 1060 6gb OC RAM: 3x2gb DDR3 Patriot (9-9-9-24) 1333Mhz DRIVE: Samsung SSD PSU: Corsair 550w I hope some of you guys can help me Greetz Charlewiet
  22. We are using Windows operating system in our systems. We are doing lots of online activities for our business. Protecting our system from online threats is a difficult task. They have listed some points to protect the system from malware. How about using Linux operating system? Will it help to protect the system from threats?
  23. Hi all, I am Vincent
  24. Hello everyone, I have a few questions for those of you who are gamers. My laptop is still kicking but I am having difficulty with speed and graphics since the game I play has updated with a patch. I have decided to just do a complete upgrade and purchase a new laptop. I have found a few laptops that have better graphic cards but I don’t know enough about newer setups to choose the best one. 1000 dollars, thats my budget. Got my eyes on one of the ASUS ROG laptop on this list;
  25. the problem did not fix but i got another 1 api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll missing file
  26. Okay, apparently I solved the problem. I'm going to post it here so that I might help others: 0. Take any 60hz monitor with a DVI-D (single link) connector on both sides. My GTX 1060 works with this one with no issues. 1. Go to Power Options 2. Set "Turn off the display" and "Put the computer to sleep" to NEVER 3. Go to advanced power settings and turn off everything in the "Sleep" section 4. The 144hz monitor now works thru DVI-D (double link) cable Before doing step 1-4, make sure the graphics card is selected in BIOS over the integrated graphics card. Taking out CMOS battery for a minute can help too. Seemingly, the problem with GTX 10 series graphics cards is that they somehow trigger constant hibernation / waking cycle, so that DVI signal can never be established. I have no idea why those GPUs put the computer, including BIOS, to sleep. I have come across this unsolved issue on Nvidia forum and decided to mess with power settings a bit. I honestly can't explain why this procedure works but it does!
  27. Hmm well thats an odd one, why does the bios put the display to sleep though?
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