#StackBounty: #windows-10 #drivers #miracast Miracast no longer working on Windows 10 laptop

Bounty: 50

I have a Dell Inspiron 17 5748 running Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update). A good year ago I was able to wirelessly duplicate my laptop’s screen to a Samsung UE40J6200 TV. I remember having to install an Intel wireless card and the need to install a piece of software called Intel WiDi to make it work.

I didn’t use the functionality for a while and have reinstalled Windows 10 on that laptop since. I looked for the WiDi drivers and found that Intel has discontinued the product saying that Windows now has good Miracast support that can be used instead. The additional bonus would be that an Intel wireless card is no longer required.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to use it with this laptop since then. Whenever I put my TV in the “screen mirroring” mode, the laptop is able to see the TV when choosing the function to connect to a wireless display. The laptop seems to be able to connect and usually the TV will show the laptop’s display for about 5 seconds before the image either freezes or the connection is dropped.

What I have tried so far:

  • Updated wireless card drivers to latest version
  • Updated graphics card drivers to the latest version on the Dell website
  • Updated graphics card drivers to the latest version from Intel (using a manual installation option because apparently Dell blocks the installation of the generic Intel drivers now)
  • Tried a different Windows 10 machine (a Cherrytrail tablet with a Realtek wireless card. This works fine although the tablet doesn’t have the latest Windows updates)
  • Tried a Windows 10 Mobile device. This works fine.
  • Verified that the driver and hardware supports a wireless display using dxdiag (using these instructions: How to check if your PC supports Miracast
  • Verified that the system supports a wireless display using an alternate method (netsh wlan sho d command in a command prompt)
  • Connected laptop and TV to my 2.4GHz wireless network instead of having the laptop on the 5GHz network and the TV connected with a wire (this shouldn’t matter as Miracast uses WiFi Direct)

I’m now at my wits end as to what I can try next. Google tells me many people complain about Miracast being broken after certain Windows 10 updates but there is never a definite solution available.

The relevant hardware:

  • Core i5 5200U with Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Intel AC7265 wireless card
  • Samsung UE40J6200 TV
  • Wireless network running on my provider’s router (5GHz 802.11AC with a 40MHz wide channel on free channels, 2.4GHz 802.11N with a 20MHz channel and having interference from neighbor’s access points)


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #google-chrome #crash #troubleshooting When I open Google Chrome on Windows 10, it crashes the system almost …

Bounty: 50

TL;DR

When I open Google Chrome on Windows 10, it crashes the system almost instantly.

In detail: My laptop stops responding (freezes) and I can hear louder cooling (supposedly higher CPU usage due to system dump generation). Then, I long press the power button.

All other installed browsers (Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox) work OK.

How can I debug this?

Long version

I haven’t used Windows in a month or so.

I work on Linux, but I have a Windows 10 too for Blu-ray playback mostly.

Current Windows 10 version:

1709 (OS Build 16299.248)

I have just manually installed the latest update from Microsoft Update Catalog:

windows10.0-kb4058258-x64_69f87cf7f2ea83509d5e61ba2d525a103a6d64f9.msu

The installation was successful, although the problem persists.

I have also manually downloaded an updated version of Google Chrome and successfully installed it:

64.0.3282.140 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I have also disabled Fast startup by setting the following registry key to 0:

ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerPowerHiberbootEnabled

And checked the file system with:

chkdsk c: /f

How can I debug this?


EDIT1:

Crash Dump I managed to view in Visual Studio 2015

I tried Anonymous mode, the same result. Strange is, after some boot, it does not crash. I’m confused and irritated.


EDIT2:

I have just turned on DEP not only for services but for everything:

Data Execution Prevention

It didn’t have any effect, just tried it. Leaving it enabled.


EDIT3:

I cannot switch user profile, as it crashes instantly my OS. Though, I tried Anonymous mode, with the same result.


EDIT4:

I ran these commands with all good results, no corruption detected and such, from PowerShell:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Afterward, I have scanned the OS with SFC utility for any violations. Again, no result.

C:WINDOWSsystem32> sfc /scannow
Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

EDIT5:

As of this moment, I am scanning my system with ESET Smart Security Premium, which I had installed since the system has been started using time-to-time, I have an SSD and a HDD, I will report back.

EDIT6:

I am still in progress with ESET, but I have finished scan with SpyBot 2.6 Free edition, with no results, tracks only. I had this software installed since the same time I use Windows 10 with ESET too.

EDIT7:

ESET did not find any malware. I am now up to running VIPRE Rescue over night in safe mode. Will get back to you tomorrow with results.


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#StackBounty: #16.04 #dual-boot #permissions #mount #windows-10 how to access windows ntfs drive on plex server

Bounty: 50

i’m using windows 10 and ubuntu dual booting

i’ll install plex server but it cannot access windows volume(C,D)

i’ll run
sudo chmod -R 777
gedit /etc/fstab

and add volume on fstab file

and i’ll try
Plex Media Manager sees external NTFS drive but doesn’t see directories

Plex Media Server: Won’t find media External Hard Drive

but not work. i want to run plex without any effect run windows 10.

how i fix it?


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 #keyboard #remapping #logitech-keyboard How to map custom Logitech keyboard keys on Windows?

Bounty: 50

I have Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse MK710. On Fedora I could map every key including a custom key that opens a CD tray, in fact I think all keys were mapped correctly by default. On Windows 10, that’s not the case. I’ve downloaded every windows program/driver related to my keyboard, available on Logitech’s website.

I’ve seen couple of keyboard mapping programs for windows, they say that they don’t map custom Logitech keys and such, they only map keys that are supported by default in windows.

I’ve contacted Logitech, they told me to use their software called Setpoint, I tried but it only detects the calculator key. I replied telling them them that their software didn’t work, they ignored my second email.

Is it possible to map these custom keys? Currently the keys I want to map do nothing at all.


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 #command-line #bluetooth Turn on/off Bluetooth radio/adapter from cmd/powershell in Windows 10

Bounty: 100

Such a simple task, one would say, and I haven’t found a satisfiable solution. What I’ve tried (with music playing through a Bluetooth-connected speaker to really know the state of the radio):

  • using devcon as admin: devcon disable USBVID_8087&PID_07DC&REV_0001 (which is the HW ID of my Bluetooth adapter)… requires reboot to work…
  • using powershell as admin: Disable-NetAdapter "Bluetooth Network Connection 3" (which is translation of the name of my Bluetooth adapter)… it disables the PAN driver, but a Bluetooth speaker continues playing music…
  • using net as admin: net stop bthserv… doesn’t actually turn off the radio (BT speaker continues playing music)
  • using .NET: The most relevant page on MSDN doesn’t say a word about turning the adapter on/off.
  • using explorer: ms-settings:bluetooth or explorer.exe %LocalAppData%Packageswindows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateIndexedSettingscs-CZAAA_SettingsPagePCSystemBluetooth.settingcontent-ms… opens the Bluetooth settings panel, but I still have to click on the toggle

I can’t believe Microsoft would be so ignorant to not provide such a command…


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #boot Delay before Windows 10 startup app launches

Bounty: 50

I launch an AutoHotkey script (.ahk) when Windows 10 boots, but it takes 10-20 seconds from when I’m logged in until the script starts. The strange thing is that the overall system is very snappy, so I can search and launch applications manually as soon as I’m logged in. Manually searching for and launching Chrome for instance, takes less than a second.

So the problem doesn’t seem to be a hardware bottleneck; it looks like a software delay in Windows 10. Could it be that one of the other startup applications takes a long time to launch? “NVIDIA Backend” is one of the other two applications that launch on startup, could that be causing this strange delay? I used to run Windows 7 until a month back, and never once saw this issue.

Edit: all my startup applications are delayed for some seconds when I start Windows, which is frustrating as I always launch my different development tools via AutoHotkey. Is there any way to raise priority, or have them start earlier in the Windows boot. Does for instance HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun execute before the Startup folder? Any suggestion is welcome!


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#StackBounty: #tls #ssh #ports #windows-10 Minimal usage in Windows10 justify filtering all ports besides 22, 80, 443?

Bounty: 50

I use Windows 10 home in my personal computer. I went into cmd and ran:

netstat -a

I saw a large list of ports that are on “LISTEN” mode and some others I couldn’t recognize their state as I never learned much Information Security and I just want to filter ports I don’t use because I might install Windows software that might listen on them without being aware to that.

Will you agree that minimal usage in Windows10 (SSH via WSL/Putty, web surfing and some PC games requiring web connection and sometimes TeamViewer) justify filtering of all ports besides 22, 80, 443?

In my VPS for example (the one I login to with Putty SSH tunnel, I filtered all ports beside 22, 25 (for Postfix), 80, 443 and 9000 for PHP-FPM) and I wonder if my Windows 10 (on which I don’t use port 25 or 9000) should also be that “fortified” by means of port filtering.


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 #notification Notification manager for Windows 10 to prevent missed notifications and view history

Bounty: 50

I’m looking for software that improves upon the default notification system built into Windows such that if any notifications come up when I’m not there to see them or just paying attention to something else and don’t see them, it’d help with not missing them.

I’m thinking something which indicates that notifications were missed which doesn’t go away until you acknowledge that fact and which allows the ability to view missed notifications.

The use case is that when I get an instant messenger notification, if I’m not there to see it, it won’t be up when I get back to the computer. I have changed my notification persistence setting to something like 5 min before they disappear to help with this, but that has multiple drawbacks / shortcomings.

Free or paid are both fine.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #touchscreen #kiosk Touch Keyboard on Windows 10 Logon Screen

Bounty: 50

We are using Windows 10 on a kiosk system. Normally, the user interacts with the system via touch-screen, but a keyboard is available if required.

We have enabled “Automatically show the touch keyboard in windowed apps when there’s no keyboard attached to your device.” in the typing settings Settings and during normal operation, this is what we require.
Whenever the user uses the touch input to focus control that accepts text, the touch keyboard is shown. If he uses mouse or keyboard, it stays hidden.

However, on the Login or Lock Screen, no keyboard is shown. A worse one may be manually shown using the Ease of Access settings, but this is not something that the user should need to do on every login. Can we get the same behaviour at the Login Screen as later in the OS?


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#StackBounty: #linux #windows-10 #partitioning #ssd #hyper-v Hyper-V – Boot to OS on physical Disk

Bounty: 50

I installed Linux Mint on a physical SSD, and ran like that for several years.

Now, for work, I need to run Windows 10 Pro on my desktop. To do that, I used a separate physical SSD, but left the old Linux SSD connected to the SATA inside the PC.

I would like to boot to the Linux Mint OS, using Hyper-V. I have set the disk to ‘offline’ in Windows Local Disk Manager, and attached the Physical Disk to the Virtual Machine in Hyper-V.

Attached Virtual HDD in Hyper-V

No VHD’s are attached to the VM.
When I Start the VM, I Hyper-V says “Start Successful” and it’s now “Running”.

But, the only thing I see in the Console is a flashing cursor in the top-left corner. I can hit and get it to advance, but no input/output is apparent.

One other (possible) complication: The disk is partitioned in a bit of a funky way. I can’t recall at the moment the purpose for each partition, but it’s in 5 different partitions — including a Linux Boot, Root, Swap, and Home.

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Oh, and it’s EFI.

Any ideas?


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