How do I paste a screen to a thread to show you whats wrong

Hi

If I am having a problem with my PC and you guys say to me, copy and paste the systems activity into a thread so we can all see whats going on. Yeah, easy for you to say :D

I was having problems with my hard drive running on so I went to start\run\cmd and typed in c:task.txt and the system processes came up, I copied them all and tried to paste them into a thread and when I pasted the info, it pasted all over the freakin' place and was hardly legible for you guys to see.

Is there a better way?

Thanks
Brian
 

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Dwarf

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Hi Brian,

This is actually quite simple, although I had a bit of difficulty fathoming it out for my first post. There are actually 2 main methods. The first, if all the necessary data is on the screen, is to use the 'Sniping Tool' and create an image which you save to your hard drive (you can tidy the image up in 'Paint' if you wish). If they are text files, then save them as normal. When you wish to include them in a post, or a reply to a post, you need to select the 'Advanced' option. One of the options here is 'Attachments' (symbolised by a paperclip). If you click on this, another window opens entitled 'Manage Attachments'. This is split into 3 sections. The top 2 sections are what you are interested in, whilst the 3 section lists the valid file types and restrictions (if any). The first section is 'Upload Fle from your Computer'. Here you can upload a maximum of 4 files from your computer. Simply click 'Browse...' and locate the required file(s) - 1 per box. I have no experience of the other option, 'Upload File from a URL', but I presume that it is used for when you wish to link to a website - perhaps someone could clarify this for me and explain this particular option. Either way, you then click 'Upload' in the appropriate section. The file(s) are then uploaded to the forum servers where they are allocated a reference number. You then need to click on 'Close this window'. When you next click on the paperclip, you will see a list of file(s) that you can include in your post. Simply click on one of these, and the file will be included at the current cursor position. This will appear as the following: "" where XXXX is the reference number I mentioned earlier. You can the submit your post. When you, or someone else, subsequently views this post, they will see the file(s) in place of the above code at the appropriate place in your post.
Dwarf
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
Hi Brian88135

Here is where I learned how.

How to take and share a screen shot in Windows

Hope it helps.

One thing tho, I'd use the "paper Clip" to link to x64.
If you use photobucket your link will break if
you remove the image from photobucket, I learned the hard way.

Hope it helps

Be sure to let us know of your results!
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    * BFK Customs *
    CPU
    Intel C2Q 9550 Yorkfield
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q Pro
    Memory
    8GB Dominator 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX ATI 1GB 4870 XXX
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7-1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x 47" LCD HDMI & 2x 26" LCD HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P & 1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    2x 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache WD Caviar Black
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX
    Case
    CM Cosmos RC-1000
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120, 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm case fans
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback 3G
    Keyboard
    HP Enhansed Multimedia
    Internet Speed
    18.6Mb/s
    Other Info
    My First Build ;)
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