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    Sound fails to play on Windows 8

    Sound fails to play on my Windows 8 laptop. Here are the things I've tried. Restarting the Audio Service (it doesn't restart, it stays stuck on "stopping", and I have to restart my computer Updating my audio drivers sfc /scannow When I go to test the audio, this is what I see. What can be...
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    Solved Windows Update stuck at "Checking for Updates"

    The solution you have posted here works. Thank you!
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    Solved Windows search is very slow on Windows 8.1

    I have figured out the solution for this. Intel Rapid Storage technology was causing the bad performance for me. The problem seems to be the Link Power Management. If enabled, it causes extra delays for many disk operations. I got my normal performance back! Start Intel Rapid control center...
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    Solved Disk usage always on 100% or 99% and often the computer runs slowly

    I have figured out the solution for this. Intel Rapid Storage technology was causing the bad performance for me. The problem seems to be the Link Power Management. If enabled, it causes extra delays for many disk operations. I got my normal performance back! Start Intel Rapid control center...
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    Solved How do I interpret blank processes in gmer?

    I have the solution for this. Using Process Explorer to look up the unknown viruses to see if they should be there.
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    Solved Wireless driver keeps crashing and freezing computer

    The problem was a hardware issue caused by a faulty wireless antenna. I got the insurance company to fix it and now it works.
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    Solved I can connect to VPN using openvpn but I can't get internet

    Below is the solution I came up with. I had a feeling that OpenVPN not working had something to do with faulty drivers (software that tells the operating system how to use the hardware), so I followed the following steps. Uninstall the OpenVPN software. This will also uinstall the TAP adapter...
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    Solved Disk usage always on 100% or 99% and often the computer runs slowly

    My system information is attached and my process monitor log is here.
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    Solved I can connect to VPN using openvpn but I can't get internet

    I cannot ping google.com or bing.com while connected to my VPN or access any website. I can connect to my VPN, but I do not have internet access while connected. Below is what I have tried Disabling windows firewall and comodo firewall Setup my DNS routing to Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 and Google...
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    Solved Disk usage always on 100% or 99% and often the computer runs slowly

    I have done a Kaspersky rootkit scan, Hijackthis scan and Malwarebytes rootkit scan and it found nothing. I have found the solution. It was the automatic defragmenter running in the background by Puran Defag that was causing the disk usage to be very high. I turned off the automatic...
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    Solved Disk usage always on 100% or 99% and often the computer runs slowly

    I have not yet defragmented my computer. When I do, I use Puran Defrag as it's better and faster than Windows Defragmenter. It's not with a original microsoft ISO it's with the HP ISO with the pre-installed software that HP puts on the laptop. I have scanned my computer with Malwarebytes and...
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    Solved Disk usage always on 100% or 99% and often the computer runs slowly

    On task manager my disk usage always is at 100% or 99% and it often runs slowly. It takes ages to finish loading when I login to windows and it takes long to search my hard drive and open programs. I have tried Wiping out my computer and reinstalling windows Replacing my hard drive Running...
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    Solved Windows search is very slow on Windows 8.1

    I do not have Malwarebytes software installed.
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    Solved Windows search is very slow on Windows 8.1

    My laptop has 1TB of space and around 207,305 files on it. However the files that I am searching for are indexed, so searching should be quick if the files are indexed.
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    Solved Windows search is very slow on Windows 8.1

    I have not installed any pirated software. Yes I have installed stuff recently. It takes 3 and a half minutes to find the file I'm looking for in the indexed location when I search my entire computer, and at 5 minutes it still is searching and hasn't finished searching.
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    Solved Windows search is very slow on Windows 8.1

    I have run a virus and rootkit scan and it found no viruses. I only have one security software installed. Yes but I don't want to look in the parent folder, and often it is slow when searching the parent folder. Any solutions?
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    Solved Windows search is very slow on Windows 8.1

    I have ran chkdsk and no errors are found on the hard drive and windows search is still very slow.
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    Solved Windows search is very slow on Windows 8.1

    Searching for files is VERY slow on Windows 8.1 I have tried rebuilding my search index restarting the windows search service adding the AppData folder to my search index Running "sfc /scannow" Running "DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth" It hasn't helped. How do I speed up windows search?
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    My computer isn't recognising my microphone

    I have 2 microphones and none of them are being recognised by my laptop. I know they work as I have tested it out on other devices. Please help.