Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers in an atmosphere that is both helpful and welcoming. With over 700,000 registered members asking and answering questions, BleepingComputer.com has become a vibrant and lively community of like-minded people. Now it is your turn to become part of this experience.
BleepingComputer is paid for completely by advertisement revenue and the staff are all volunteers. What this means is that any support and advice you receive from this site is completely free. Sounds like a good deal, right? Let's make it sweeter then; as a registered user you will also no longer see any ads at all on this site! What are you waiting for? Learn how to get started asking questions and helping others in the forums with the simple instructions below:
|Create a free account:
Before you can use the forums it is required that you first create a free account. To start the process of creating your free account click on the following link:
|Search the forums for related topics from other members:
To search the forums, simply click on the Search link found in the Member bar at the top of every page on this site. When you click on this link you will reach a page that will allow you to search the forum for keywords that you enter. When the forum has finished searching you will be presented with a listing of topics that contain your keyword. You can then click on the topic links to read them. If this step does not solve your question; continue on to the next step where you will post your question.
Hint: When searching use specific, rather than general, keywords in order to fine tune your search.
|Select the forum category in which you would like to ask a question:
The forums at BleepingComputer.com are categorized by subject matter. Therefore, before asking a question in the forums, you must first pick the category that best matches your question. First, go to the forums by visiting the URL http://www.area400.com/forums/ or by clicking on the Forum tab found on the top of every page. Then scroll through the forum categories until you find one that matches the subject of your question. When you find that forum, click on its title which will bring you into the specific forum you chose.
|Ask a new question in the selected forum category:
Once you have selected the forum category in which you would like to ask a question, click on the Start New Topic button designated by the green arrow in the image below.
|Fill in the details of your new question:
You will now be at the screen where you input the content and details of your question. The first thing you should do is enter a descriptive topic title in the Topic Title field as shown in the image below
After you have entered the title, you would then enter the actual question you are asking as shown below. When entering your question please be as detailed as possible and include information such as your operating system and the exact error messages you may be receiving.
Next, you should make sure you put a checkmark in the Follow this topic? checkbox as shown below. This will tell the forum software to email you when someone replies to your topic.
Finally, you post your question to the forums by clicking on the Post New Topic button as show below.
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