r/techsupport 23h ago

Open | Phone Help! Accidentally called someone who blocked my number

3 Upvotes

A friend blocked my number the other day because she got upset at me because I was distracted while talking on the phone. I texted her I was sorry, she responded she was going to block my number. This was Friday.

I am totally fine with this and respect boundaries. I do not plan to reach out to her. But I accidentally butt dialed her a few minutes ago and I’m totally freaked out. I hung up as soon as I heard ringing in my Bluetooth and was MORTIFIED. Will she know I accidentally called? I’m scared this will make her even more mad…also I need space from her too.


r/techsupport 6h ago

Open | Hardware how much graphic card do I need for a 4k monitor?

0 Upvotes

I have recently bought a u32j59 Samsung monitor but when I installed it my computer started glitching and I think it's because of the graphic card( it has 16g ram and 2g graphic card). I only use my computer for photo rendering and nothing else so I wanted to know the minimum amount of graphics card is needed for my work considering the fact that I'm not using it for something that needs so much graphic card storage.


r/techsupport 7h ago

Open | Malware Is vcredist all in one a malware ?

0 Upvotes

After a fresh windows install, I dreaded manually installing every vcredist version, so I looked for an all in one version and I found one on GitHub from "abbodi1406".

As I found it recommended on other websites, reddit included I didn't thought anything about it and installed it, it worked without issue.

But after it I saw that my ram usage after a fresh restart was about 500 mb higher ofc It felt weird cause I have this just after installing the vcredist, I scanned the install file with windows defender and got nothing but then I tried virus total and the results were 3 positive results https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/bb95f6720bdb8870f50e671536506746f5e3b822116685ecb2e85419620dd5ee

, I'm still unsure as the main avs databases didn't found anything , so maybe it's a false positive and the vcredist install just makes windows eat more ram, the file I'm talking about can be found in abbodi1406 GitHub page and it's version 0.65.0 the last one.


r/techsupport 7h ago

Open | Windows my is TV is not able to play .mkv videos. I tried rewrapping via Shutter Encoder to .mp4 but still just hear the sound and not see anything.

1 Upvotes

It is an old tv. I tried watching movies on it but mkv format was not supported so I tried the rewrap option on r/shutterencoder and selected mp4 but still didnt do it. Can you guys please help me?

EDIT: I didnt know what to select in the flair section. I can change it if i did it wrong.


r/techsupport 14h ago

Open | Phone i added a vpn and now all my ads are in german?!?!

0 Upvotes

so i was getting pretty sick of all the ads on websites etc, mainly youtube. i heard that adding a vpn (i think it was called luna) could get rid of apps in the youtube app. i did some research before just downloading something, and i didn’t see any problems. it removes ads on some things, like games, which is cool. even though it doesn’t do youtube like i wanted, i don’t want to delete it. but i am a bit concerned that all the ads that are popping up are in german (i live in the uk). are there some system preferences i should be changing within the vpn? vpns are new to me. to quote jeremy clarkson: ‘i am not a stupid man’ lol. i don’t get what i’ve done wrong.

pls help

edit for clarity: i have an iphone 14 pro max on the latest software


r/techsupport 1h ago

Open | Hardware Keyboard is delayed by half a second

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I’ve tried almost every way to fix it and nothing works! I’ve switched to a wired one and that doesn’t work and tried new headphones, unplugging other wireless items, updating drivers. What else could I do to fix this.


r/techsupport 1h ago

Open | Malware Suspicious address when running netstat.

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I thought anything with https at the end was ok, but noticed there was a foreign address of "233:7500"


r/techsupport 2h ago

Open | Software AMD Radeon software not opening.

0 Upvotes

Hi, i'm trying to set up AMD Link but I have found out that when I try to open the AMD software (AMD Software Adrenalin Edition 22.11.1), it shows a loading cursor for a few seconds and doesn't open. I am using an iGPU (Radeon Vega 8, Ryzen 3200G)


r/techsupport 2h ago

Open | Software Buying US prime video movies as a european

0 Upvotes

Hey guys, I’m failing pretty miserably trying to purchase US region exclusive movies.I have a US IP address via vpn, I changed my shipping address in the settings to a random US adress and have money on my account via a gift card.

But when trying to purchase I get a:

Service area restriction Your order wasn't completed and your payment method wasn't charged. The billing address on your payment method must be a valid address in United States. For credit cards, it must be issued from a bank in United States. For more help, go to Amazon Customer Service

Anyone have experience with that by any chance? What’s the easiest way to get my account ready to buy movies?

Thanks a ton in advance! Sorry for the flair, nothing fit. I hope you don’t mind this question being in this sub, but I don’t know where else to ask


r/techsupport 2h ago

Open | Malware computer viruses

0 Upvotes

I enterd a web page and without pressing a download button or enything fierfox gave me a message do u want to install this file i clicked cancel and left page i checked download folder nothing got installed am i safe since i pressed cancel. Whs this mby a atempt at a drive by attack. I run linux


r/techsupport 2h ago

Open | Phone my phone can't make calls anymore everytime i try a messege pops up

0 Upvotes

The messege that pops up is "Your phone's not registered on a network, so you can only make emergency calls" and idk how to undo this or fix it please help


r/techsupport 2h ago

Solved Help is my phone or hers hacked

0 Upvotes

Hello guys , i was talking to my girl freind yesterday using instagram , and i sent her a picture of mine and she screenedshoted the picture , when i asked her did u screenshoted she said i didn’t , and she showed me her gallery, there isn’t my picture there , but instagram showed me that someone screenshoted the picture, and also sometimes i don’t read her messages but i found theme read , can someone help me please im panicked, if someone one is spying on us


r/techsupport 2h ago

Open | Windows How to use laptop as a pc monitor?

0 Upvotes

Hello, my friend's monitor broke and now he wants to use his laptop as a monitor, but i don't know how to do it without monitor connected to pc in the first place. He has w11. Any ideas?


r/techsupport 3h ago

Open | Hardware If I use a damp paper towel on my laptop to clean the keyboard, will it break?

0 Upvotes

My laptop hasn’t been cleaned in ~1 year. And it’s really dirty and I want to clean it. I’m worried that if I use a damp paper towel the water might seep through the keys and ruin my laptop. The shell has a crack on the bottom left. I use a EVOO gaming laptop if that helps.


r/techsupport 3h ago

Open | Windows Is someone trying to have access to my computer? How?

0 Upvotes

Hi, I’m really sorry if this is the wrong subreddit, I’m not very tech savvy so please redirect me if this is the case. I got a notification not that long ago that said “Complete linking devices- your PC and Android device are almost linked. Click here to continue linking devices.” Problem is, I don’t own an android! I’ve never tried to link any phones to my computer. I didn’t click the notification but am still paranoid. I use a VPN, have 2-step verification on practically all my important things and very complex passwords that even I can’t remember. How is this happening and how can I stop it from happening? It’s freaking me out.


r/techsupport 3h ago

Open | Windows 7-zip not converting

0 Upvotes

Hello! I am trying to extract my 7-zip file into an ISO for my emulator, however, 7-zip is not allowing this despite me doing this before, anyone know how to fix this?


r/techsupport 4h ago

Open | Windows Need desperate help with my Lenovo Thinkpad L530 SSD

0 Upvotes

So I’ve been playing a few games nd went into to bigger games, realised I had barley any space left I put my games on a usb stick so I had more space. I then installed a 5gb game nd had to close it and open it every 5-10 mins because it slowed down and took ages to load new text. So I went ahead and did research and found the best option was to buy a new ssd. Got it and now I can’t get into my computer and need help badly. I have 0 clue on what I’m doing so a dumbed down version would be helpful if you decide to help me. Some info;

I got a SanDisk ultra 3d 250G as I’ve read a lot of reviews and it fit the best with what I wanted.

As I boot my laptop back up I’m given a black screen that says some tech things I have 0 clues about but the one thing that didn’t work was: pxe-e61 media test failure.

Then I’m taken to a screen that says: Boot Menu ATAPI CDO: PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH ATA HDDO: SanDisk SDSSDH3 250G PCI LAN: Realtek PXE BOC DOO

Application Menu Diagnostic Splash Screen Lenovo Diagnostics

As I click on them nothing happens and I’m given the black screen. When I run the Lenovo Diagnostics it says drive self test didn’t work

I n so this is long but wanted to explain in full detail so that I can get the best help possible. Also have 0 idea what flair to put on so I’ll put what I think.

Thanks


r/techsupport 4h ago

Open | Hardware Tricky power issue, on/off issues with desktop

0 Upvotes

Hi all, I am stumped! I need an experts help for this one.
My desktop seems to be locking up once it goes to sleep. When I go to turn it back on even a power button push doesn't do anything.
The only solution I've found so far is to hard restart the tower by switching off at the main power switch.
Then, I use the power button on the front to turn the tower on. So the power button is working.
Any ideas? I am stumped. Thanks.


r/techsupport 4h ago

Open | Phone Whatsapp still showing deleted contact

0 Upvotes

In WhatsApp there is a contact which I have deleted from my contacts in my phone, but is still showing.

When I click on the chat, and navigate to the point 'View in address book', it shows me the contact (just the name, no number). When I go through the normal contacts app on my android I can not see this.

Anyway, I have the option to share, delete or create a qr code. Whenever I tap delete, nothing happens.

I refreshed the contact list in Whatsapp, I restarted my phone, I cleared cache of whatsapp, I emptied the recycle bin.

Nothing works. Any ideas?


r/techsupport 4h ago

Open | Hardware no signal unless using 1 ram stick

0 Upvotes

PC boots,all lights and fans turn on, but no signal and keyboard doesn't light up. but if I remove a ram stick it will do the same thing but 5 seconds later it restarts and gives signal to monitor and boots fine. I did this with either ram stick, and tried using different slots but it just won't work if I use 2


r/techsupport 4h ago

Open | Hardware No beep sound from motherboard when my computer fails post

0 Upvotes

My old computer won’t boot. when started it repeatedly turns on and off (i assume it is failing post and trying again) however I hear no beep from motherboard. I read somewhere that this means psu is the problem but I don’t know. I would like to know what could be broken. Any help would be greatly appreciated:)


r/techsupport 5h ago

Open | Windows GAMING PC not running games well

0 Upvotes

Ok so recently I have installed GTA 5 on my system and I was playing it and I've noticed that there are tons of stutters lag and broken textures in the game and I have no clue why because I have a pretty decent pc, And yes I have drivers and I've reinstalled the game several times

Specs: RX 580 8gb 16gb DDR4 3200mhz ram Ryzen 3 3200g 256gb SSD 1tb HDD

Please help me I have no clue how to fix it


r/techsupport 6h ago

Open | Networking How do you do this trick with a Wi-Fi router? ("Unable to connect to the network despite full network coverage")

0 Upvotes

Hello

I saw a Wi-Fi trick at someone's place, but I don't know how to do it. Maybe you have ideas?

It looks like this:

Wi-Fi network is visible to devices, network range is visible, everything seems normal, BUT when you want to connect to the Wi-Fi network, there is no internet.

From the perspective of the user of the device, it is connected to the network, but there is no Internet. It cannot load any web page, as if the device is not connected to any network.

System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Router: Connect Box CH7465LG-LC

I would greatly appreciate help.
PS I hope I chose the correct Flair.


r/techsupport 6h ago

Open | Hardware Micro stuttering with new RT 6800 XT (charts inside)

0 Upvotes

Hello there, a few days ago I came here asking for some help because I was getting (I am still gettings) some micro stutters in specific games like Valorant, The Witcher 3, etc...

First, this is my setup:

CPU Ryzen 53600XT, GPU RX 6800XT, 32GBs @ 3600mhz, PSU bitfenix formula 650w plus gold, MOBA MSI x570 A-Pro.

I play at 3440x1440.

I only changed the GPU (I had a Vega 56) and before that my PC was working fine, no stutter at all. I don't know the real reason, temperatures are fine (50º CPU and 60º GPU on heavy loads). I managed to log the HWInfo settings and convert it to a chart, here are the screenshots:

Here are GPU clock, GPU effective clock, memory clock, D3D usage and FPS: https://imgur.com/a/nPYWMON

And here are the CPU core usage:
https://imgur.com/a/8G6O15k

The question is, am I getting bottleneck by CPU in games like, for example, Valorant?

Thank you.


r/techsupport 6h ago

Open | Hardware HP gtx1660ti laptop underperforming massively

0 Upvotes

Hello, so I recently acquired an used HP pavilion laptop with a GTX 1660TI max q 6gb and a AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, everything seemed fine at first but turns out it is MASSIVELY underperforming on every game compared to the benchmarks I saw, I can barely run black ops 3 zombies, any ideas on how to figure out what may be causing this and how to fix it?

I also considered the possibility of this being caused by the outlets of my home, they don't match the charger's plug so I'm using an adapter, but not sure if that could be influencing the issue.

video to better describe what's happening https://youtu.be/HPgUE-ByMrc