submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I'm not sure if this is a good place to ask this, but I couldnt find any active uBlock Origin -communities here. Please delete if this is inappropriate to ask.

This blog has an annoying dark mode toggle, that keeps following the page as you scroll. I have tried to block it by uBlock Origins picker tool, but it only allows selecting the little flame image, creating a filter:


Yet there remains a partly transparent, unselectable round artifact after this, that keeps following the page like the toggle.

I know I can disable javascript on the page to make it go away, but its tedious to do it every time.

Any tips how to block that annoying little toggle?

submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by Ironfacebuster to c/techsupport

I'm not sure when this actually started, but it's been mildly annoying. I'm not able to find any results online about what causes it, or how to fix it.

In the case of the screenshot, it appears when I click the "Health" tab of Wintoys. This error also sometimes shows up when opening the Settings app, and every time I launch Forza Horizon 5. The error always shows 3 times, one after another, then as far as I can tell nothing else happens.

From my research it has something to do with updating, but I'm not sure why it tries to load it in Horizon 5.

Steps I've taken (not in this specific order)

  • Tried every built in file system/windows error checker (found no errors)

  • Tried copying over an "older" version of the DLL from a previous update stack (required SYSTEM permissions, so didn't press further)

  • Tried repairing using Windows Installation Media ("couldn't repair")

  • Tried updating windows (no luck)

I'm trying here because I'm hoping maybe there are some helpful anecdotes that might be able to fix it! I am using a Ryzen 7 5800X, just in case this is caused by an incompatibility that I don't know about. I can provide more specs/information if needed :)

Edit: reformatted the steps I took, since it looks like it turned into a big wall of text (at least on Sync)

Edit 2: added the edit text 🤫

submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I got a bunch of DVDs my local library was getting rid of and there are a few very obscure ones that I would like to archive. However I am unsure how to get the data from the DVD into a shareable format what’s the easiest way to do this? Thanks!

submitted 2 weeks ago by 0Xero0 to c/techsupport

I use Windows 10 22H2 on desktop with an Orico Bluetooth dongle. A few days ago I tested a Baseus Bluetooth dongle for my brother, ever since then, these services start having issues. I tried borrowing it back but the same thing still happens. I uninstalled both dongles drivers and reinstall only the Orico one but that didn't fix anything. I even tried changing the value in regedit to automatic but the services don't start on their own and stop after a while. Blue Support Service even straight up Disabled even though the value in regedit doesn't change Windows Troubleshoot says that it's fixed but it didn't do anything. I've tried updating Windows but I've getting error for months.

I even bought another dongle from a different brand and the problem still there. Is there a way to fix this? I have 2TB of data in the C drive and have no way to back it up so I don't want to reinstall Window.

submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by [email protected] to c/techsupport

So I have a fresh Windows 11 install on my PC; I did it to attempt to fix another issue I was having, but it turns out that was due to faulty RAM. Since I’ve been on the fresh install though, I've been encountering hard crashes that I can’t diagnose.

I’ve installed drivers (Chipset, CPU, GPU)

Updated my SSD firmware (though not on my boot drive or for my hard drives)

Updated BIOS

Reset CMOS

Have my GPU running stock and very well-cooled

I do have XMP enabled, as well as PBO on my 5900X. There was no issue with these for the year+ I was on my old Windows 11 install, or on Windows 10 before that, and I’d really prefer to leave these on since I game on this computer.

I leave my computer running with the monitors off most of the time, since it also functions as a Plex server. Recently I’ve been leaving the screens on, and caught a DPC_Watchdog_Violation blue screen which had evidently hard-crashed once it reached 100%. A post from Tom’s Hardware recommended going into Control Panel to install “Standard SATA AHCI Controller” for my SSDs, which I did, but I’m still getting the hard crashing.

I’m at a bit of a loss here; the only real common factor is that my displays are turned off when the hard crashes occur. I left them on all day yesterday with no issue, turned them off through the night, turn them back on the today, still with no issue, and then had a hard crash this afternoon during the 1 hour period I had them switched off. Also, this issue has never occurred while I’ve been using my PC, and it seems to happen at random intervals.

I’ve had issues with hard crashes in the past related to GPU temps and messing with the GPU voltage, or playing with CPU voltage, but never something like this. This didn’t happen while I was using my PC like this on the previous Windows install.

EDIT: Did 2 runs with memtest (all tests selected) and it passed both times. Also ran OCCT with the more demanding workload, and again no crashes

submitted 2 weeks ago by LucasWaffyWaf to c/techsupport

(I know Linux is better than Windows, there's a better time and place for that talk)

SPECS: OS: Windows 10 Pro N Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X GPU: NVidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti RAM: 4x HyperX Fury DDR4 8GB sticks (two rated for one clock speed, the other two rated for another. As I understand it the faster sticks will just run at the speed of the lower two, and it deffo ain't causing issues cause I've tested games with just one pair or the other. Both gave me crashes)

Minidump file: https://www.mediafire.com/file/g34xykxagp29246/050524-8937-01.dmp/file

Simply put, built a custom Windows machine and it gives me BSODs on many more recent games. Deep Rock Galactic, crashes within seconds to minutes of actual gameplay (not including the hub). Remnant: From the Ashes, crashes within minutes on the overworld. Starfield, crashes within minutes to two hours. Blood West, crashes within five minutes of gameplay. Helldivers 2 works fine ingame, but once I quit the game it blue screens within seconds of returning to the desktop.

I've reinstalled drivers. I've disabled sound drivers. I've popped the computer open and reseated everything at least two or three times so far. RAM was tested using MemTest86, no issues at all. CPU temps tend not to exceed anything higher than the 70-75 range ingame (hot, but my processor is rated for up to 90 Celsius). I've reapplied thermal paste four times. I'm on my third install of Windows so far, with this being the Pro N version rather than the Pro version I tried the first two installs. I've had a bit of a go at googling the highlighted files in the Minidump file, but at this point I'm all but giving up. If the Internet can't fix this shit, I'll just sell the components or machine at a loss and stick with an older gaming laptop.

submitted 2 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

Youtube takeout has given me empty null files.. Please help!

submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by x4740N to c/techsupport

I bought a new external monitor recently and have had the issue of an intermittent display signal

Disabling the monitor in device manager fixes the issue and the monitor works fine when disabled so it's highly likely its some weird software issue but I'd like to find a proper fix for it

I am able to get it to have constant display signal by chance sometimes without disabling the display in device manager but turning off the external display brings back the issue when I turn it back on and it reconnects

OS: Windows 11

Display: Lenovo G27QC-30 with Lenovo's drivers installed *have tried with Microsoft drivers and run into the same issue

Have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling monitor on device manager and reinstalling drivers and that hasn't fixed the issue

Also have already tried using display driver uninstaller to clean install graphics drivers


the events tab in windows device manager for the monitor properties does show this error sometimes:

Device not started (monitor)

Device DISPLAY\LEN66F4\5&3287afbc&1&UID4352 had a problem starting.

Driver Name: oem64.inf Class Guid: {4d36e96e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} Service: monitor Lower Filters: Upper Filters: Problem: 0x0 Problem Status: 0xC00000E5

Edit 2:

The monitor will work fine once if i restart my laptop but disabling and re=enabling in device manager causes the problem

submitted 3 weeks ago by salieri to c/techsupport

Hi all!

I have an RX 7900 xtx AMD graphics card and by default it is enabled. In windows it is easy enough to disable through the adrenaline software but there is no such thing on Linux.

So far I've tried with both corectrl (1.3.11) and lact (0.5.4) and with lact i have been able to edit the fan curve but that only takes effect after the threshold of the zero rpm, which is annoying.

If it's of any help, my model is the sapphire vapor-X.

Thanks in advanced!!

submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

The only one I've found is this one, but it doesn't work. It only triggers if I open the keyword interface and save it after every page load. I don't know enough to fix it.

submitted 3 weeks ago by Zarxrax to c/techsupport

I would occasionally like to use (wired) headphones, but 90% of the time I am fine with just hearing the audio that comes out of the crappy monitor speakers. If I plug the 3.5mm cable into the monitor's headphone jack (even without headphones attached), then no audio will come out of the speaker anymore.

It is really cumbersome to plug and unplug the cable from the monitor, because I have to pull my desk away from the wall and bend upside down to even be able to see the port where I am supposed to plug it in.

Is there some simple solution to this problem, or am I just stuck using one or the other? I have a small desk and don't really have room for external speakers.

submitted 4 weeks ago by Brkdncr to c/techsupport

I have a laptop with both a dGPU and iGPU. when gaming i see the nvidia dGPU in use but the Activity Monitor remains "grey". If i open the app i see it lists the game is using the dGPU. At some point the Activity Monitor will switch from grey to colored to properly indicate that the dGPU is in use.

Later, after I close the game the Activity Monitor will remain lit up, even though it's correctly showing no programs using the dGPU.

Should i just accept that this app is pretty awful?

submitted 4 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

At work I have a Windows PC. I don't have much personal experience with Windows which is why I am asking.

I want to remap the caps lock key to function as a control key. Ideally, on a per-user basis as sometimes other people use the workstation and I don't want to confuse them.

  • Was able to install Auto Hot Key. A test script worked. However I couldn't find working instructions about how to do this specific remapping. Example scripts I found seem to have some conflict between v1 and v2 of AH.

  • I don't have admin access however I could probably ask for something, but it would have to work immediately without a lot of fooling around. I will not be granted admin access to try a bunch of things til I find something that works.

What's the best way?

submitted 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I recently encountered an error with my router that required a factory reset in order to fix. I figured since I was already resetting everything, I'd might as well reorganize my network. I switched from 192 to 10 based IPs. I got all my devices configured and everything connects to the internet fine, no hiccups anywhere, except when I try to access my Windows network shares using any device on the network. They worked prior to the reconfiguration, but I also did updates when rebooting the machines, so I don't know what the problem is. The errors I get are 0x80004005 (Unspecified error) when attempting to access \10.0.1.{deviceIP} and 0x80070035 (The network path was not found.) when attempting to access \{deviceName}. I've disabled all my firewalls, I've tried the registry changes, reconfiguring services, reconfiguring and even resetting network settings (including NetBIOS), and I'm out of ideas as to what the issue could be. The device shows up under Network on other devices, but attempting to access it hangs for a minute or two and then gives 0x80070035. FWIW, my network is configured to have 10.0.0.x be infrastructure (router and DNS), 10.0.1.x be personal devices (PCs, laptops, phones, anything I own, etc.), and 10.0.2.x is DHCP for visiting/guest devices or anything I can't configure myself.

Any help is appreciated.

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

im trying to wrap up a minor process (small dir tree of crap) into a zip file for use by others, but microsoft has decided zips shouldnt include empty folders? wtf?

has it always been this way?

submitted 1 month ago by inspxtr to c/techsupport

Sorry for the title, didn’t know how to succinctly describe it. Here goes.

I have my gmail set up in my iOS device using the default app. Whenever a new email comes in, the number of new emails in the inbox would appear very briefly appear as 2, instead of 1.

After maybe a second or less, that number goes to 1, which is the correct number. It’s usually very quick so I don’t have a recording.

Has anyone encountered this? Anyone knows why it happens?


submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

No SMART warnings, no hitches in performance, no discernable vibration when the clicks are happening. I did just move the drives into an actual case from a Sabrent USB enclosure, I'm wondering if these sounds are normal and they were just muffled before. They are directly attached to a metal case now, and these clicks are audible in the next room over if it's quiet.

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I have an old mac with a dying hfs hdd with failing SMART. I copied 2tb of data on an exfat drive but windows only sees only 3 directories and 80gb. Where's my other stuff? Now after I did that long copy session that lasted a whole day, the disk died from stress and the mac doesn't boot anymore. Even if it boots, i don't think the disk can last another full copy session...

Testdisk can show the data, there's a way to tell windows that the files are there?

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I just got this Mac from my grandma because she said it wasn't working. It boots and lets me go into recovery mode but crashes in a similar way whenever a loading bar starts. I've tried booting every different way and cleared nvram. I didn't see any clearly visible damage on the logic board, and I'm willing to try any ideas as long as I can keep the price of fixing this under $100.

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I leave my computer running for long stretches because it also acts as a plex server. I turned my monitor on last night to open steam, and the window didn’t render in; I didn’t think much of it, but before I could restart my PC, I got a “memory management” BSOD. I turned off XMP, as well as taking out each RAM stick, but I continued to get BSODs. Either “memory management” or “critical process error”. Some other things I’ve attempted:

I can’t reset the PC; when I try, I’m told “there was a problem resetting your PC”.

I can’t use a system restore point; that also fails.

When I open the terminal and run

sfc /scannow

it finds and fixes corrupt system files every single time (I’ve attempted 3 times now), but I still get a “critical process error” BSOD.

I attempted running

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

before “sfc” but this got an error 87 and didn’t work.

When I turn on the PC, my lights for DRAM and VGA stay lit up for maybe 5-10 seconds, but turn off while I’m in BIOS or the windows startup repair screen (and my monitor is plugged into the graphics card; my CPU can’t do display out).

I’m at a bit of a loss here. My next guess would be to attempt to reinstall windows, but I don’t have another windows PC handy to create bootable media, so I’m hoping I have a thumb drive laying around with an ISO on it, or I’ll need to wait to get one from a friend.

Also, in the event that reinstalling windows is the fix, should I disconnect the drives holding my plex media beforehand? Wouldn’t want to risk them getting wiped

An update: I have a drive with installation media for Windows 10 laying around, but when I got to the point where it was installing files on my boot drive, partway through it said it didn’t have the required files and cancelled.

THE FIX: Turns out it was an issue with my RAM. I plugged in a thumb drive containing memtest, and after running the test received a ton of errors. Swapping in a new RAM kit seems to have totally resolved my issues. The PC boots up perfectly fine now

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I'm trying to rescue data from an old Huawei Ascend P6 with a broken screen, is there a way to get access to the data and clone it, without screen interaction?

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

My partner and I both have digital cameras. Hers is a Canon EOS Rebel-T5, and mine is an Olympus Tough TG-6. Both cameras will create subdirectories within the /DCIM/ folder, formatted as 10*CANON or 10*OLYMP. We've shared SD cards on occasion, and neither camera has had any issues with just creating a new directory to match the current camera; e.g., one SD has /DCIM/100CANON ... /DCIM/101OLYMP, etc.

There is a highly unusual issue going on with one of the cards. It is a 64 GB [pro]master, Code 2145. It is well-used, with probably over 10,000 photos on it from my Olympus (that are backed up), but there is still plenty of room for pictures. When using this card in particular in her Canon, we have noticed that it writes photos without error, but retrieving and reading the photos on the display is terribly laggy and the camera expends a lot of energy "thinking" with the red indicator light. However, with patience, we are able to view any photos that are produced with this camera. The "photo#/total" display at top (e.g. 4/100; 5/8979) is really screwy and the second number changes often, perhaps as it reads from different directories.


When I load this SD into my computer, I am only able to recognize Olympus subdirectories. There is no evidence of a Canon writing anything onto this disk, not even any of the other data directories it will normally create outside of /DCIM/. Entering the SD through CLI and using commands like /ls -a prove fruitless. Where on earth are these photos? What other options do I have in trying to attain these images?

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submitted 1 month ago by MasterPain to c/techsupport
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I was distrohopping because I was getting sick of windows 10 and installed pop os on my secondary SSD and I started getting audio crackling issues. Then I realized even back on the Windows 10 SSD I had the same audio crackling issue. I formatted Pop OS to Bazzite and it persists. Formatted the Windows 10 SSD to Windows 11 and it persists. Now I have permanent audio crackling issues whenever I use the speakers on my monitor (headphones are fine). I've tried everything found online: changing the affinity in audiodg.exe one by one, changing the hz on the speakers, uninstalled sound drivers from device manager, tried using EasyEffects on the linux OSes. nothing helps other than restarting my pc and enjoying crackling free audio for about 10 minutes before it starts again :(

Other people had a similar issue on PopOS and fixed it by changing the kernel they had installed but I tried that and it didnt help and iirc bazzite has a more updated kernel than popOS and that didn't help either

This is my hardware:

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/techsupport

I got a new Mobo. Windows installer doesn't see the nvme drive. For some reason the bios has a million settings and are all alien to me.

I took a lot of photos of all the settings, so many unknown entries

The motherboard is from an unknown Chinese OEM and it's using a laptop core i7 but in a itx form factor. I have no idea of the brand, really. The box just says "motherboard" and there's no silkscreen on the PCB (it was very fun guessing which pins were for the front panel). No user manual was included. The bios it says "version: default string"

I hate when OEMs lock down bios settings but here is the opposite, they enabled everything

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