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Fix corrupted Xbox USB

I was playing Batman on my Xbox last night. This morning I turned on my Xbox and noticed that my profile wasn't there. I went then into "System Tools and Storage" and it says that USB is not formatted ...
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Where did the world go?

I was playing on my main world when my laptop ran out of power. I found a charger and woke it up, but Minecraft had crashed. Now, it doesn't appear in the world selection screen! I have verified ...
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How can I choose which monitor a game starts on?

Currently I am using a three-monitor setup, based on a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card: 3D monitor for gaming and work. Secondary monitor for work only. TV for watching movies and sometimes playing ...
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What do Error Status Report codes mean on the Xbox 360?

If you've had any networking problems on the 360, done a network test then pressed Y for detailed status, you've seen a dialog like this (this one's not mine; thanks google image search): What do ...
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How can I slow a game down?

I'm trying to play The Binding of Isaac on my laptop, but the game is just running too fast for me. I can slow it down if I unplug my laptop, which I believe throttles my CPU. I'd like to find some ...
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Black screen when opening a SC2 replay

I'm getting a black screen when I try to open a StarCraft 2 replay (which is probably from an older SC2 version than the current one). What can I do to be able to watch the replay? EDIT: I do get ...
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Freeciv runs very slow

After some time freeciv runs very slow on my laptop, running onboard intel graphics. I'm using the gtk version on Ubuntu 10.10 and it seems like Xorg is consuming 100% CPU. I'm also running Compiz ...
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Why are my Sprites Flickering in Braid?

While playing Braid, I constantly see sprites flickering and disappearing through the whole game. I have searched a lot but no one seems to have the same problem on PC or Console. here are some ...
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Dungeon Defenders Local split screen 3 monitors

I want to play Dungeon Defenders local co-op with 2 friends (2 controllers, 1 keyboard). I currently have 3 extended monitors at 1920x1080 each and I can successfully group them with Eyefinity getting ...
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How can I resolve a 3DS networking issue?

I can't seem to connect my pokemon x game to my network, even though I have tried using both my guest network and my secure network. Both of them are WPA secured (I believe, I can't check right now, ...
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Setting up permission in McMyAdmin with groupmanager

I have a served hosted at Fragnet.net. Here the default admin tool is McMyAdmin. I want to set up permissions in MyMcAdmin with group manager as suggested by the fragnet knowledgebase. But even after ...
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How can I disable the Launcher for Medieval 2: Total War?

Medieval 2: Total War has a launcher that has always been of questionable utility, but now is a complete annoyance since the update site is offline, and it pops up a dialog box to tell me this. How ...
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Portal 2 “Skips frames”

On my MBP mid 2012, I experience some weird lag I never experienced before. On the title screen and in-game, the game runs normally. However every 5 seconds, the sound cuts off and the game freezes ...
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In all games, shadows have small rectangles that flicker

Graphics card drivers are completely up to date. Operating systems have been Windows 7 and Windows 10. Graphics card is a GTX 660M This happens in multiple different games. WoW, Archeage, H1Z1, ...
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Kairos dragon froze in one location on screen

I finished the Kairos dragon and he was great for a week. Then, he froze in one location on the screen and I have been unable to move him for weeks. Any ideas on how to get him going?
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Frequent disconnects over LAN?

I'm experiencing frequent disconnects while playing Civilization V in multiplayer over my home wired LAN. I do not experience something like that in other multiplayer games. Is there any known ...
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Why does over-clocking a CPU cause audio in Diablo 3 cinematics to go out of sync?

I have recently purchased Diablo 3 and noticed that the sound in the cinematics of that game was out of sync and always a few seconds behind the visual and the subtitle. I then read that overclocking ...
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Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas: major mouse issues

Alright, so for the last 2 days I've been trying to figure out how to solve this issue with Skyrim, Fallout 3, and New Vegas. When starting Skyrim, my mouse responds fine, but my windows cursor ...
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How can I prevent crashes shortly after starting the game?

When playing Skyrim on my PS3, it crashes after only a few minutes, forcing me to restart the system. I have 55GB of free space and no other games are having this issue. Any advice?
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I can only launch Fallout 4 once after I start my computer. Why?

I can only run Fallout 4 once after a fresh reboot. If I close the game and launch it again it crashes after pressing play in the launcher. The only way to launch it again is to restart my computer ...
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Can't start game (app already running)

I just installed TF2 and launched it. A steam pop-up said the app already was running. That weird because I haven't played it on that computer. There is no task called team fortress 2, and the game ...
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Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not

My wife and I have two xbox 360s, and recently hers (which is also the oldest) started doing some strange video glitching. I have a dlna server set up in our house, and two days ago, while watching a ...
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I can't get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim

I just tried to run Skyrim and once the splash screen appears, I hit "Play." The splash screen blinks and pops up again. Nothing else happens, and the game does not open. I'm stuck in a endless loop ...
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Why does Minecraft show this crash report about 'BlockEntity' when I try to log into certain servers?

Why does Minecraft say this: Server forgot to send required information to construct BlockEntity It says this when I log into certain servers in 1.10, like Mineplex or Cubecraft.
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Battlefield 3 freezes 5 minutes into the campaign

I have a brand new Alienware, hardware is probably not an issue. My laptop freezes about 5 minutes into playing Battlefield 3 campaign. Is there a known fix for this issue? Is this even a known issue ?...
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Solution to gameplay freezing in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3 Slim?

I've recently picked up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from the Amazon "bargain bin" and have been playing through it. Quite a fun game, actually, but I've only managed to get to Chapter 10 ("The Customs ...
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Minecraft won't run on my son's new laptop

I have uninstalled Java and Minecraft, updated the graphics card and even did a system restore back to when the computer was working. I am trying to make my son happy again with his Minecraft ...
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DS won't power up

My son's DS won't power up when the button is pushed. It worked fine up until now, but it is about 5 years old. We have tried charging it (with several chargers in case that is the issue) and there is ...
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“Updating Steam” window at startup when no updates were downloaded

So, every time I start my PC this window pops up: This even happens when Steam downloaded no update. What can I do to stop it from reappearing?
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Xbox 360 power supply has red light at start of day

The adapter has a red light when we turn the power on at the mains. When it's not connected to the Xbox, it will be orange until we plug it in. Since this happens at the start, it's not an ...
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Driver: San Francisco pauses for about 10 seconds every 30 seconds

I just bought Driver: SF, and it's unplayable - every 30-40 seconds, it completely stops for about 10 seconds. The problem looks like this (warning: minor plot spoilers from the first 10 min). I've ...
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Why is my game constantly crashing silently to desktop with no error message?

I have been searching for an answer to the crash-to-desktop (CTD) issue for days since I first began playing. All I come across are 10-page-long discussions that appear to consist only of new members ...
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Just cause 2 constantly crashes

I've just bought just cause 2 off steam. It played fine for about an hour, then it crashed. I thought nothing of it, until it crashed again ten minutes later. And again. So I looked on google and ...
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How to take a screenshot in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

Origin doesn't have built in screenshot support. DA:I doesn't seem to have a screenshot option. I try launching from Steam but I'm not getting the Steam overlay. How best to take screenshots of Dragon ...
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Why does CS:GO keep resetting my options?

I have the following command line options: -noborder -novideo -threads 4 -high -w 1680 -h 1050 Yet, CS:GO keeps resetting my settings and set itself to fullscreen mode, which is bad when I switch ...
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Half-Life 2 (plus episodes) have a tendency of crashing my computer

I've recently started plowing through HL2 and the episodic content (currently starting out on Ep 2), and have noticed a weird problem. It seems that after an undetermined amount of time, my computer ...
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Minecraft crashes with “java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException” when loading on an older version

Whenever I try to run older versions of Vanilla Minecraft it won't allow me to create or load a world in Singleplayer. If I try, it will start to generate the world, then crash. Error Message: ---- ...
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Rendering artifacts (flickering/z-fighting in scope)

It appears that a lot of people have issues with flickering when using high powered scopes in BF3. The artifacts look like z-fighting issues, probably related to the large viewing distances when using ...
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No wifi connection on DS Lite

I recently switched internet providers (Telenet, in Belgium) and I want to be able to connect my DS Lite to my new router (which they also provided me with). It's a "CPN / SVG6540E" combined router/...
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Burnout Paradise: constant crashing on Vista & Windows 7

I know this has little to do with gaming, but more to do with lack of gaming. On both my Vista PC as my Windows 7 laptop, Burnout Paradise crashes 9 times out of 10 just a few frames after going in-...
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Max Payne 3 is pausing itself randomly

I just purchased Max Payne 3 from Steam. This game pauses itself randomly (the same behaviour as if you were to hit the escape key on your keyboard), and I don't know what the issue with because I ...
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Overloaded Bookshelf?

It seems I may have inadvertently overloaded a bookshelf in one of my houses, and now I can't open the bookshelf's inventory or read any of the books on it. Is this a well-known bug? Is there a good ...
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Does Mirror's Edge run on Windows 7 Home Professional 64-Bit?

I was considering buying Mirror's Edge from Direct2Drive when it was on sale, but then noticed this at the bottom of the page: Known Issues Windows 7 is not supported Has anyone had any ...
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Using SOCKS with Minecraft

Minecraft is very cool, much fun, but it doesn't appear to be listening when I tell it to use a SOCKS proxy for multiplayer connections. In Java 8 (my version is 1.8.0_65), under section 2.4 of this ...
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“No suitable display mode found” error for Dawn of War & DoW: Winter Assault

This is in conjunction with my other problem with compatibility issues with this game and Windows 8.1: I dummied the driver to allow my graphics card which worked for Dark Crusade). But on the ...
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Furniture turned purple, help?

All the small circle tables and most benches suddenly turned purple. How can I fix that (without restarting the game, I'm months into it)? I've been thinking about uninstalling and reinstalling all ...
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New PS3 controller won't sync with PS3

I bought a new six-axis controller for my best friend, and I did a custom paint job on it. I had to take it apart, but after I put everything back together (right), it just blinks the red lights when ...
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Desktop Dungeon bug on unlocking Siege of Lothlorien?

The description says that I'll be able to play the Siege of Lothlorien when I gain access to all playable races. I have unlocked all the races and classes (although not yet finished everything with ...
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Japanese text in Windows game won't display correctly

I tried to play Action Mogura, a Japanese freeware game, on Windows 10. The game itself runs fine, but the Japanese text in the game is mangled, i.e. seemingly random characters are displayed. I'...
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Why doesn't My Xbox 360 S update the clock when connected to Xbox Live?

My Xbox 360 S won't update the clock to daylight saving time when I'm connected to the XBOX live service. Why not? What could cause this?