#StackBounty: #windows-10 #bluetooth Is there any way to make Windows 10 act as a A2DP sink?

Bounty: 50

Windows 10 has a Bluetooth Stack included and recognizes most Bluetooth Sticks without any problems. However, while Windows does support A2DP, it does not act as a sink and therefore, you cannot e.g. stream Audio from Android to the Computer, which is what I want.

The manufacturer of my BT Stick does not provide any Windows 10 Drivers, since Microsoft does this. I tried the older software, which can act as A2DP sink, but it has a memory leak that crashes my PC after longer sessions of listening to music, which is basically every day (I listen to music while programming/working). (Basically I can watch the non-pooled Kernel memory go up by the second when listening to music and can make it stop by stopping the music)

So my question is, is there any alternative, universal driver I can use that can act as said sink to receive Audio from my Phone on my PC?


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #windows-explorer #event-viewer Windows icons name disappeared and painfully slow

Bounty: 50

In my previous post, about How to get logs of crashes when the system won’t response, My system is acting strange. This morning I had a startup message saying about power too low and then I did f1 to restart it start too slow and when I log in. It says deleting 2 files from programs. I am unable to do anything for 16-20 min. During which everything is blank and when icon appear they don’t have name (not even windows explorer icons)
I ran antivirus but nothing came up. As it is system of office, I cannot log in my safe mode. But as the blame is on me that I must have done something.. I need to tell my superiors I didn’t do anything.

If antivirus came clean, I am suspecting it isn’t virus. What else should I look for and her info or fix the unknown problem?

What kind of error or warning should I look for?


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #scheduled-tasks Windows 10: Scheduled tasks with workstation lock/unlock not being triggered

Bounty: 150

I’m running Windows 10, and trying to get a pair of scheduled tasks working. These tasks are set to run on workstation lock and workstation unlock, and execute a script that remotely locks or unlocks an adjacent arch-linux workstation. These scrips are working just fine – I can invoke them manually to the desired effect. I can even right-click the tasks I’ve set up and click ‘run’, and observe the desired effect. The problem is that the workstation-lock and workstation-unlock events don’t appear to ever be triggered, when actually locking and unlocking the workstation. This same set of scheduled tasks worked as expected under Windows 7.

Lock/Unlock tasks overview

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OS is Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016. Any insight or ideas would be appreciated.

Things I have already tried: Using GPO to enable auditing of workstation lock/unlock events – no effect. (lock/unlock events appear in the event viewer as expected)

Other relevant information: Other scheduled tasks (e.g. those running at a set time or interval) are working fine. Only these two tasks are failing to trigger.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #video #browser #freeze #facebook Facebook video freezes when I change time position

Bounty: 50

I am having a strange issue with Facebook’s videos. I can start videos perfectly fine, but if I skip from, say 0.10 to 0.30, the video would freeze: it just won’t continue playing. I have not experienced the issue on other video platforms such as YouTube, and my

I have googled the issue, but only found marginally related issues. I tried the following:

  • Tried other browsers, but all have this issue. (Chrome, Edge, Firefox.)
  • Disabled all plug-ins for the browser
  • Disabled hardware-acceleration for the browser
  • Re-installed the browser
  • Re-installed the OS (Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit): clean install, no upgrade

As you can see, I am very annoyed by this, even so much that I formatted my complete set-up and even that did not work. Because it is across browsers, I wonder if it is a Windows issue, a Windows update issue, or a Facebook issue. I haven’t found anyone with the exact same issue, so I am lost. Any help?


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #drivers #webcam #dell-inspiron #device-manager Integrated webcam listed as hidden device in Device Manager

Bounty: 50

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop running Windows 10. A few days ago, the built-in webcam stopped working completely. Programs like Skype, OBS, and TestWebCam all fail to detect it.

Skype fails to detect webcam

At first, the camera appeared to be missing from Device Manager. However, after selecting View → Show hidden devices, I found my Integrated Webcam listed under Imaging Devices.

Integrated Webcam hidden in device manager

I have tried all the steps from Dell’s official troubleshooting guide.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #laptop #cooling #intel-graphics Graphics coprocessor power usage increases drastically during thermal thrott…

Bounty: 50

I have an MSI GE62-2QD laptop running Windows 10 v1607 (build 14393.0) with an Optimus graphics configuration (GTX960m discrete and Intel HD Graphics 5600 on an i7-5700hq).

Occasionally, the laptop encounters overheating (about 90 degrees) and begins to throttle by limiting CPU frequency to about 800MHz, until cores drop to 89 degrees. However, when throttling occurs (for example in a game that is using the NVidia GPU), the Intel XTU utility reports that the power consumed by the Intel graphics coprocessor jumps dramatically, from 1-4W to about 18W. This additional power consumption causes the temperature of the die to continue to rise, making it hard to break out of the overheat situation.

I’ve already tried to clean and replace fans, as well as re-seat the heatsink with new MX4 thermal paste (cleaning all surfaces with the recommended cleaning processes), which has kept temperatures slightly lower but still causes occasional thermal throttle events.

This additional Intel GPU power consumption does not make sense, since I’m not running any GPU-intensive processes that utilize it, and it shouldn’t be receiving any additional load. According to Intel XTU, the graphics frequency is as low as 200MHz during the throttle events, and running GPU stress tests on the Intel GPU doesn’t lead to such high power consumption when the system is not throttling. Additionally, on Linux (dual-boot), the system recovers from throttle events almost immediately, leading me to conclude that the issue is not present at that time.

I’ve attempted to use Throttlestop’s BD PROCHOT flag (as well as other parameters such as max graphics frequency, graphics undervoltage, etc) to no avail. The NVidia GPU (unaffected by this) has no cooling problems.

Is there any known fix for this?


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 Cursor flickering and jumping to bottom left corner

Bounty: 50

I am using Windows 10 and over the past few days, I have been facing a strange problem. My cursor randomly starts to blink and goes to the bottom left corner of the screen and automatically clicks on the Search bar.

I searched online about this problem and a forum recommended disabling the search bar. I made this change but my problem still persists. The cursor now goes to the same spot, but instead of clicking on the Search bar, it now clicks on Task View.

This is happening repeatedly and I do not know how to fix this. I have also tried restarting my computer several times.

How can I fix this?


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 Mouse flickering and cursor jumping to bottom left corner

Bounty: 50

I am using Windows 10 and over the past few days, I have been facing a strange problem. My cursor randomly starts to blink and goes to the bottom left corner of the screen and automatically clicks on the Search bar. I searched online about this problem and one of the forums recommended disabling the search bar. So I did exactly that.

But my problem still persists. The cursor now goes to the same spot, but instead of clicking on the search bar, it now clicks on Task view.

This is happening repeatedly and I do not know how to fix this. I have also tried restarting my computer several times.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #windows-firewall #telemetry Does Windows Firewall fully blocks Windows Telemetry

Bounty: 50

I am running Windows 10 pro updated. I delete all the telemetric services and all the scheduled tasks (except defragment). With some digging I make a list of telemetric executable files and block them in firewall. Is Windows firewall sufficient to block Windows telemetry fully and forever ??


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #google-chrome #dialog Chrome's modal dialog box stuck off screen. How to move it back permanently?

Bounty: 50

Google Chrome throws up a modal dialog box once in a while. This is the box put up by js’s alert() function.

Installing an extension also puts it up. So does this very Stack Exchange website if I hit “back” while writing a post like this one.

It’s modal, so the browser’s UI (the whole browser window, not just the current tab) is frozen while the dialog box is up.

My problem: the dialog box is off screen for me. I can hit <esc> to dismiss it. I can hit <tab> <enter> to accept it. But I can’t see it. The dialog box isn’t represented in the Windows taskbar as a separate window, so I can’t do the old Move trick to move it back onscreen.

I’ve tried obvious stuff like reinstalling the browser.

How do I get this dialog box to be visible again?


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