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Question: What do I do with this laptop?

I recently found a Dell Studio 1558 in a dumpster, complete with a charging cord. The computer works great, but it's windows home premium system is out of date and flawed. A restore CD costs 20 bucks USD. My question is this: Is this computer worth more to me sold on Ebay for $110-$170 USD, or scrapped? Also, I am building a computer that matches my system specifications, and am in search of parts. Would this laptop have any parts that would be good to use in my computer? Also, would the computer sell for that much on Ebay at all?

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Preferred Solution: What do I do with this laptop?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: What do I do with this laptop?

I forgot to give the Dell's Specs:

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Hello friends. I have a HP laptop (G62). its almost a year and half old. Everything was fine but I am having problem with power adapter for few hours.

When the laptop is off, the adapter works fine and it charges the battery. But when I turn it on, its fine for first 5-10 mints and then power adapter stops working and the laptop runs on battery. Obviously, the battery doesn't run forever. So after a while, I have to turn it off to charge the battery.

Anybody had this issue before or any suggestion?

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Laptop Power adapter doesn't work when laptop is on. But it charges the battery when laptop is off

Could be a bad power adapter. It may charge, but it doesn't have enough power to keep the system running, so it switches to your battery. I'd look at getting a new power adapter.

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I just bought 2 brand new laptops, both running Windows 7 Home Premium, both connected via a wireless router. Laptop A is an HP, Dads (mine). Laptop B is a Compaq, sons. Was having trouble getting either one to see each other on the homegroup network. Verified I have ipv6 enabled. Read to turn off firewalls. That seemed to work for mine, laptop A, but my sons, laptop B, still will not see mine. But I see his.

I have ran the troubleshooter on sons, laptop B, and it doesn't detect any problems. Is there anything else I should try? I have left the Homegroup and rejoined on both laptops. Thats when mine (laptop A) started seeing sons (laptop B). But doesn't work when I leave and rejoin on sons.

Why does it have to be so frustrating? Any help or info would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you. DadsComputer (Laptop A)

Answer:Laptop A sees laptop B on the Homegroup, Laptop B will not find A

Seems to have fixed problem itself. Love when that happens.

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I have had the laptop 7 months, and it is unlikely the supplier will be able to repair or replace it.
It came with MS starter programme installed, but I installed Office Professional (2 user only) and other software, and would prefer not to have to repurchase the software, particularly Office, again.
Any information or help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Faulty laptop to be returned. Can I safely erase information, and transfer MS Office to new laptop?

If you want to transfer over, you might need to do this via a back-up disk or storage device.
The problem that you might have, is if the transfer will recognise the new laptop, as per licence agreement?.
Perhaps someone else might have a way around this, should the transfer not be possible?.

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Dell Inspiron 15-5555 laptop screen brightness is low.almost like screen is black, but we can see the dell logo and windows signing in.What can be the issue?Since the display is touchscreen is there any inverter that can be replaced or the entire LED screen needs to be replaced? What are the steps to diagnose the issue?

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Does this laptop exist?
- Intel Atom Bay Trail
- 11.6" display (10" is too small)
- 64GB eMMC
- 2GB RAM
- Laptop, not hybrid
Asus X205 & HP Stream 11 are close to what I want, but 32GB eMMC is too small

Answer:Does this laptop exist Intel Atom Bay Trail laptop with 64GB eMMC & 11.6 display?

get a Stream 11 and a 128GB USB 3.0 thumb drive. Use the eMMC for core OS and apps. Use OneDrive and the USB for data and portability.

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hi,

this started on saturday, i transferred movies/tv shows from my friends ext hard drive to my laptop. then i tried to transfer these back onto my ext hard drive, and although it was very slow, not everything has copied and the computer seems to crash (ie run extremely slow, that i cannot do anything).

thinking this may be a problem with my ext hard drive, i tried moving the same files to my usb stick but the same problem, computer slows down so badly, when i click on something it says not responding, then i have to wait 20 minutes to cross it all off so i can use the rest of the laptop.

im not sure if this is in the right area., please help.

thanks
 

Answer:laptop crashin when tryin 2transfer files between laptop 2 external hard drive/usb

Re: laptop crashin when tryin 2transfer files between laptop 2 external hard drive/us

Greetings, nzodiac35.

We need some more info:

What's the make and model # of your laptop, and what operating system version and Service Pack # are you using?

Were you able to transfer the same types of files before Saturday? If so, some event must have occurred to cause the problem: have a you tried a System Restore to a date before Saturday?

Have you tried to transfer files while in Safe Mode?
 

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This laptop in question was purchased through QVC for my grandmother to replace her old, beaten-up Inspiron 1545. However, this laptop has been proving to be more sluggish than this predecesor. It's even more sluggish than my Precision M60 from 2004! The CPU and graphics have been causing the most issues on this laptop. I ran a Linux benchmark test on it, and where it failed miserably is the raytrace test, taking 244.17 seconds, whereas a PowerPC at 280 MHz would have taken 161.31 seconds. Inexcusable!
What can I do to resolve this performance issue? I went through Setup (which takes 2 seconds to draw) but could not find an option for anything that may contribute to performance other than what I have set now, so I'm at a loss. i3-6100U

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Hello all - first time poster on this forum.

I have a bust up fairly old Intel Celeron 600mhz laptop which could do with a new case/shell (not a bag, it needs the equivalent of a new desktop tower) but I don't know where to find one. I believe this is just a clone of similar laptops made around the same time and the model number is 6133. I was wondering if anybody knew somewhere I could purchase replacement shells/cases and if they stocked a case for this computer.

Everything on the laptop works fine except for a dodgy monitor cable (which would be fixed by moving everything into the new shell) so I don't intend to sell it for parts. I'm also quite experienced in fiddling with computers (my dad's a PC engineer so I've picked up quite a bit from him) and he is willing to help me get this laptop into tip top condition again.

I was also wondering if it would be possible to upgrade the motherboard and processor. At the moment it's a 600mhz intel celeron but I'd rather go with an AMD athlon of some sort as I believe them to be generally better. If anybody knows where I can purchase laptop motherboards to fit certain needs any help there would be gladly appreciated (am looking for a socket A motherboard). If the upgrade to Athlon is not possible I would like to know what the upgradability of my current motherboard is - I shall be looking inside the laptop within the next few days and can probably provide a number for it.

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Answer:(Laptop) Model number 6133 AJP laptop - new case/processor needed

Howdy and welcome to the Forum.

Have you contacted the Manufacturer regarding replacement parts? That's where I would start.

BUT to be honest, although you do not give all the specs of the PC, I'd be willing to bet that you could replace the whole thing with a new laptop cheaper than replacing parts like case, MOBO, Processor, RAM, and HD !!!

So unless there is some "sentimental value", like the case broke stopping a bullet shot at you by terrorists...I'd shop for a new unit.
 

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Ensure BIOS is version 38 and above
 
When laptop is in sleep mode, pressing on the DVD button would wake the laptop up.
 
If you are having this issue, please click on the "Me Too" button then drop me a private message with serial number and model type. Please state that you are refering to this case.
 
//JameZ

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Is my laptop compatible with windows 7 ---my laptop's model is lenovo 3000 g400?





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Answer:Is my laptop compatible with windows 7 ---my laptop's model is lenovo 3000 g400?

Try Win 7 Upgrade Advisor HERE

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I recently purchased an ASUS A555DG-EHFX to take over for my wife's Win7 ASUS K50IJ-BBZ5 (both are 64-bit).

Obviously getting Windows 10 up and running out of the box was a breeze. Configuring WLAN connectivity was also easy, even though I have a hidden SSID and access control on devices on the router. Even getting Office up and running was fine - just uninstalled from the old computer, downloaded an installer file from Microsoft, using the product key, and that was fine.

The one hiccup has been getting my files and configuration settings (such as browser history and passwords and cookies) from the old computer to the new.

I have read that one can run Windows Easy Transfer on a Win7 machine, which I did (to an external HD), then copy the migwiz and migration folders from the system32 subfolder of the Win7 machine, to somewhere on the new machine, and run the migwiz.exe program from the migwiz folder.

This appeared to "know what it was doing" - it identified the user profiles captured in the transfer data, and allowed me to select which ones to transfer.

But when the process completed, I can't find any of the files from the Win7 laptop, and I can't see any of the profiles and configurations - the files themselves, or evidence that the computer is accessing them.

Also, the old laptop had a C/D HD partition, as does this, and it was pretty much program files on C and data (.docx and .xlsx files, etc.) on the D partition.

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Since i bought a new laptop E7270, is it allowed to use my power adaptor my old Dell E6420 also for the new one?   If so i can use one adaptor at home and another in office and dont need to carry the power adaptor always.
Will this impact the battery performance of the new laptop?

Answer:If it is possible to use the power adapter of E6420 for my new laptop E7270? Will it impact the battery of the new laptop?

If the connector fits (it may not - the older systems use a much larger barrel connector than many of the new ones), AND the power (wattage) is equal or greater, yes.

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Hello, So I have a user that just recently started to have an issue.  The laptop is fine (beyond the sound issues with the X230 which aren't solved (sound issue)), but if the user puts the laptop in the docking station with the laptop lid/screen closed/down, the external monitor only displays the desktop background but no login screen or desktop icons. This user has Windows 7 Pro. on it, I just installed the latest video driver from Lenovo's site and that didn't help.  I made sure the screens were set to clone and not extended displays. When the user flips up the laptop screen/lid, both screens are cloned and all is fine.  Supposedly this just started to happen a few days ago. But if the user has the laptop turned off, puts it in the docking station, closes the lid and turns the laptop on, the external monitor works just fine. I've changed clone to extended desktop just to see if that would help any but it didn't.  Set her back to cloned displays. Only other thing I can think of doing is to make sure the external monitor's resolution is set right but...don't understand what's going on.... Thoughts?

Answer:x230 (2320) laptop issue with external monitor when laptop lid/screen is up

Hi, cftech
 
My first recommendation would be to make sure that the BIOS and chipset drivers are the latest version. Since the external monitor works, just only certain circumstances, this is most likely a software issue of some sort. The BIOS can be found here and the chipset here.
 
Also, if possible, could you have the user try to connect to the external monitor without the docking station? I'm just curious if the docking station could have something to do with the issue,
 
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes
Adam





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The error message is "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error:DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL(i8042HDR.SYS)"

Answer:After upgrading my Hp Laptop to Windows 10 build 10547 my laptop restarts randomly, how can I fix this?

I've encountered that at least twice - it's the new BSOD. In my case, I was able to determine the problem - I've installed a version of a driver that is not compatible with my hardware, so the solution was to install a different driver version.
What was the last thing that you did before the error appeared? That will give you a hint as to what driver needs to be updated/downgraded.
You may create a Windows Central account to respond in this thread.

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Basically i have a Lenovo ThinkPad L530 laptop.

I've created the recovery DVDs, but unbeknown to me at the time - you're only allowed to create one set. What i'd like is to put this onto a USB stick.

Currently i have:

DVD #1 - Boot Media: (312mb)

The boot DVD containing "BOOT" folder, BootMgr file which is quite small & Winre.Wim at about 300mb.

DVD #2 - Data DVD #1: (4.03GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder & Autorun file

DVD #3 - Data DVD #2: (3.87GB)

factory recovery folder & recovery folder (NO autorun file)

DVD #4 - Data DVD #3: (3.04GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder, LenovoQDrive file, qdrive icon file.
My USB stick is 16GB capacity.

So basically i'd like to make the USB stick the recovery media. I can't do this from the laptop as Lenovo only let you create one ......... so how can i do this? Can i do this would be the first question & if so - how?

Answer:Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Hi Nelly I also have an Lenovo its a different model than yous is but I can make as many copies of the recovery discs
as I want . You could make a systems image which would be a lot better than the recovery discs as with them you will always have the bloated software that comes with Lenovo models saying that you would need a lot more space than your 16gb usb drive .

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i recently bought a used toshiba sattelite laptop while out of town - got it back home and found that its password protected, o.s. is windows xp home, how do i get around this ?
 

Answer:i recently bought a used toshiba sattelite laptop - help... password protected laptop

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I recently purchased an ASUS A555DG-EHFX to take over for my wife's Win7 ASUS K50IJ-BBZ5 (both are 64-bit).

Obviously getting Windows 10 up and running out of the box was a breeze. Configuring WLAN connectivity was also easy, even though I have a hidden SSID and access control on devices on the router. Even getting Office up and running was fine - just uninstalled from the old computer, downloaded an installer file from Microsoft, using the product key, and that was fine.

The one hiccup has been getting my files and configuration settings (such as browser history and passwords and cookies) from the old computer to the new.

I have read that one can run Windows Easy Transfer on a Win7 machine, which I did (to an external HD), then copy the migwiz and migration folders from the system32 subfolder of the Win7 machine, to somewhere on the new machine, and run the migwiz.exe program from the migwiz folder.

This appeared to "know what it was doing" - it identified the user profiles captured in the transfer data, and allowed me to select which ones to transfer.

But when the process completed, I can't find any of the files from the Win7 laptop, and I can't see any of the profiles and configurations - the files themselves, or evidence that the computer is accessing them.

Also, the old laptop had a C/D HD partition, as does this, and it was pretty much program files on C and data (.docx and .xlsx files, etc.) on the D partition.

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Answer:New laptop, trouble xferring files/settings from working Win7 laptop

Hi, browser history and cookies are things I wouldn't normally worry about.
1. Win 10 includes 2 browsers- Edge (its default) and IE. Any such transfer would be to IE only - assuming you were using IE in Win 7.
2. Cookies are only occasionally of significance- the odd financial sites in my experience use them to identify that yours is a known PC - an exceptionally bad way to do this.

Which browser are you actually using in Win 10?

Personally when moving OS's I've used Laplink software- which moves settings, configuration, and installed programs. However that is costly for one use, but saves hours if you have lots to reinstall.

You might like to consider this for transferring data
Free PC transfer/migration software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free

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I have a PC and a laptop, both Win 7 Pro 64bit. I can create homegroup from both PC and laptop and can be successfully connected, and the laptop can always access to the PC shared libraries, regardless of whether the PC or laptop creates the homegroup, HOWEVER, the PC always cannot access to the laptop's shared libraries.

The printer is connected to the PC through USB, and the laptop can used the printer through homegroup to print, regardless whether PC or laptop creates the homegroup.

I used kaspersky internet security 2010 for both laptop and PC, and with Windows firewall enabled. I tried to disable Windows firewall on both PC and laptop, then try to access the laptop shared libraries but to no success.

I have read some threads, but not so similar to my issue.

PLEASE HELP ME in this issue!!

I tried ping to the laptop's IP address or name, but it comes with the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>ping 192.168.1.69
Pinging 192.168.1.69 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.69:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
C:\Users\user>

My NBTSTAT -n , and ipconfig /all are as followed (generated from the PC):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>NBTSTAT -n
Local Area Connection 2:
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Answer:Solved: PC can't access shared library files in Laptop through Homegroup, but laptop

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First one i wanna say about i am not only one persone who have this problem on windows 10 with lates updates.
communities.intel.com/.../119093
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/intel-nvidia-laptop-freeze-problem/93e7004a-62b1-4211-8e37-4c136608865e?tm=1509222059465
Hey guys.
I did buy new laptop Problem Dell Alienware 17 r4 gtx 1070 i7 7700hq and i get this problem.My Windows 10 pro 64 bit with lates updates is Freeze when i do check battery status etc....

i did make video with my problem.

www.youtube.com/watch

for now is not solution with out using this program github.com/.../TrayPwrD3

Please slove it.

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Hello and good evening to you all. I purchased a toshiba laptop from Argos this in December of last year. Here is the link:
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerms/5086689.htm#pdpFullProductInformation
In June I sold it to a work colleague, and its been working perfectly for her. last week she said brought it back as a crack seems to have developed on the screen. Theres no point of me taking it to argos as they wont replace it. I've told my friend that i'll find out about getting screen replaced and she can re-imburse me for it. I've got the laptop with me now.....and ive got a special set of screwdrivers, so i'm just looking for good links where to purchase replacement screen from, even if its ebay, and online videos how to replace a laptop screen please. Any help would be much appreciated, ideally I would like to order it tonight. many thank

Answer:Advice and webistes needed on how t replace cracked laptop screen for Toshiba C660 4gb laptop

There is a tutorial here and a screen here just two examples turned up by Google.

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Hi All I am in need of assistance.
I have a new Dell 17r inspiron laptop that only has hdmi output. 
I have projectors that connect with VGA port only. 
I purchased hdmi to vga adapters and when I connect to the laptop the image will jump from the laptop to the projector and jump back to the laptop and it will continue to do this over and over. 
There are no error messages. on either. These are working projectors. These are new hdmi/vga adapters.
I have tried to change resolution to lower settings and I have tried to lower refresh rates. The projector can support all of what resolutions the laptop has for settings thus the image does show for a second on the projector. These are smartboard/projector 600 series. I have also tried swapping our the adapters that didn't work either. I have also tried making the resolution settings shutting down laptop , connect the hdmi/vga adapter and turn the laptop back on and the issue is still the same. I can't find any posts/forums on this issue to date. 

Thanks,
C0v3r

Answer:HDMI to VGA adapter connected to laptop to a project image jumps from laptop to projector and back and forth

C0v3r,
I am not aware of any issues with the 17r using external monitors.   I would suggest trying to narrow down the problem and go from there.   I certainly understand that you may not have all the devices present but if you do I would try to verify if this is problem with HDMI on the notebook, a problem with the adapters, or the monitors.
Basic steps, try running the notebook under power saving or high performance in the Nvidia control panel. The system is  an optimus and it would be interesting to find if the problem only occurs with the integrated Intel GPU (power saving) or the Nvidia GPU (high performance).  If you aren't familiar with configuring Optimus the following document may help.
Uninstall and reinstall video drivers.  Download the latest Intel and Nvidia video drivers for your model of notebook from support.dell.com. Download the drivers and save them to the desktop, please don't install them yet.  Uninstall the Intel and Nvidia driver and software from the system and reboot.  Now install the drivers, with the Intel driver first, followed by the Nvidia driver.
If possible connect the notebook to a HDMI monitor, something that doesn't require the use of any adapters and see if the problem continues.  Verify if the HDMI ports is working at all on the notebook.
If it looks like video is working fine on the notebook, and HDMI works well. Test the HDMI to VGA adapters.  If possible try them on ... Read more

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Hi,
I have recently purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop with wifi support that is inbuilt or onboard. I already have a Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard at my home with ram 2 gb, 9800 gtx card and a quad core processor. Now, I connect this pc with a broadband connection at home running 1mbps speed. This motherboard also has a wifi onboard connection. What I am trying to do is setup this wifi connection so that my laptop can also connect to the internet wirelessly. For this I have installed the wifi driver of Asus (something called Asus WiFi-AP @n software) and configured it with giving it a proper connection name and a password. I have successfully done all the wifi network setup wizard on the pc and it is working well. Now the problem is that, my laptop is able to find this wifi connection but after sometime it gives an error saying to troubleshoot network connection and the wifi network disappears from the laptop and again i have to search for this wifi network and the cycle continues. Similarly, when I am trying to connect my Nokia e90 mobile phone with the pc via wifi, my phone is able to pickup the wifi connection and sometimes it is able to connect to the internet and I am also able to browse different websites but sometimes it gives me a gateway time out error. So, can anyone tell me how can i connect my sony vaio laptop to the internet wirelessly by using the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n connection? Also if possible, then please let me know how to connect my phone as well, which i... Read more

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Dear Lenovo service team,
This is to inform you that I have purchased a Lenovo laptop from Kolkata dealer called Balaji solutions ltd.Bill no E02PSI120xxxxx Date of purchase is 27/02/2013 @ 7.30 pm Model no Lenovo s300,Sr no: xxxxxxxx.
As it is a dos machine windows was not installed there after purchasing the laptop i have installed the software on 2.03.2013and i saw that a line wave is coming on my LCD screen.and i have called to customercare @ 180030029929 and one of your executive has told me that it is a issue of software not of the laptop,he suggest me to install the software once again .then i have installed the software once again but the same problem was there after that on 5/03/2012 i go to the dealer and told my problem and they said they cant change the laptop and suggested me to go to service centre today i go to service centre at DIGITAL CARE PVT LTD. and one of the engineer named Mr t has checked the laptop and told me" it is a problem of LCD panel and it is a manufacturing defect".The LCD have to change . The problem is a manufacturing defect then why should i repair it????.The laptop is just 6 days old and why i would take a repaired one?? Either you people replace the laptop from your end or make it a DOA that i can change it from dealer end or suggest the dealer to replace it. i have spend 30,700 rs for a new one and if it comes a manufacturing defect then you people are liable to replace it out.
 
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Mod's Edit: Google translated Subject line from Turkish to English for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!
 

Answer:LENOVO IDEAPAD N SERIES LAPTOP HANDBOOK (LENOVA İDEAPAD N SERİSİ LAPTOP KASAYA İHTİYACIM VAR)

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Please post your model number (Example N200) as it will assist those responding in assisting you.
 
Some N series models such at the N100, N200, etc, have had their downloads for manuals and drivers moved to the Lenovo End of Life, Legacy, download website which can be found here.....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html

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Hello

I like to first thanks for the all the free support you guys are making.

Anyway, here is what I need.

I have 2 laptops, one I'm using have PATA hard disc (Toshiba SatellitE), and the other one 'm not really sure but it's Sony Vaio PCG-9P6L. I think it must be PATA because it's old, I even disassembled the hard disc and looks like PATA drive from google search I found...

They are both old laptops and about 7 years old.

Anyway I need some data frommy Soy Vaio but the laptop is broken. It' not completely broken I can actually turn it on using toothpick,, (long story), plus the monitor is physically broken.

Anyway I know it requires USB converter thing b/w SATA and PATA drive, but this is between PATA and PATA so.. I hope I can just plug it in to my current laptop without a problem.

Thanks
 

Answer:Moving laptop Hard Driver to another laptop, both PATA drive.

Something like this should work. You would leave the current HD in the working laptop. Attach the HD from the broken laptop to the IDE/PATA connector on the cable and the other end of the cable goes into the USB of the working laptop. Here is a detailed guide: http://help.artaro.eu/index.php/data-recovery/recover-files-from-hard-disk.html You should have access to the old HD and be able to copy files to the laptops internal HD.

Another option if you only want data retrieval would be to put the HD from the broken laptop into the working laptop (don't try to boot the laptop with this HD). Then download something like Puppy Linux and write the ISO file to a blank CD as an image file. Imgburn's "Write Image File to Disc" would do it. Then boot the laptop from the CD and it will give you access to the files on the HD which you could copy over to a USB flash drive. Here is a detailed guide: http://help.artaro.eu/index.php/data-recovery/recover-files-from-hard-disk.html
 

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My laptop wireless is on, but when I search for networks to connect to, no wireless options appear while the laptop next to me has 3 options and connected fine.
The only available connect is for a dial up that I have never seen before.
I am sure the laptop wireless is on as the blue signal light is on. The laptop has never had to be directly connected to a cord but I checked the wires and everything is fine, which is obvious as the laptop I am on is connected as normal.

Please help, I have already wasted over an hour of work time trying to figure out whats wrong!
 

Answer:Solved: Networks aren’t showing up for my laptop, but a different laptop has perfect

would you post back the following tests
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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Then run the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
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Model name: VPCEE23FD

So my Sony VAIO laptop is taking very long to boot up. Takes about 30 min - hour to boot to the start menu and that is just the beginning when I try
To log in to my profile it takes even longer. When it does go to my profile I cannot open anything. I can only use my computer when it is in safe mode. So went to Sony support website and chated with one of the employes, he connected to my computer (had control of my computer) he checked what the problem was and said this:
12:40 AM Sony Support- Tech 10: I see that issue is with the system Services, Corrupted Registry files and configuration settings of the Windows operating system in the computer that are causing the issue. * * * * * * * *

And said this would be the way to solve the problem
12:40 AM Sony Support- Tech 10: It is required to manually reconfigure the system services, repair the corrupted Registry files and the operating system functionality settings in the computer to resolve the issue. * *

He could fixed my computer manually but with a price, so I told him I would think about it. The next day I checked this website that said I can fix my problem myself here is the link *(Link removed)
Can you tell me if this would work to solve my problem.
Also can you tell me what things I can do to fix my computers problems?
Also is this problem serious enough that I have to go to a computer repair shop?
 

Answer:Sony Laptop Probelm ... Laptop taking long to boot up

Personally I would back up your data and reformat and do a complete system restore. If it is taking that long to boot up then you have a lot of corruptions. Would be quicker to wipe it and start over.
 

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My wifi connections goes off and on on my Hp laptop several times in an hours time. It stays off sometimes for two minutes and sometimes for 10 or more minutes. My other laptop and phone stay connected to the wifi. What do I need to do. I found this site thru anther forum and I went to their link they had in the forum and it took me to the InSSider Page of this site. I clicked on the download link for WIndows and it downloaded and installed on my computer and then just went back to that same page. I thought it was suppose to run a scan (analyzer) on my computer? So where and what do I need to do for it to run a scan on my computer to check the channels being used and possible interference with my wifi? Or if there is something else that I need to do to fix my wifi connection issue? Thanks in advance!!!
 

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my laptop HP pavilion beats audio 8 GB. it use to be window 8 before . how to make it faster again as it use to be.

Answer:I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 but now my laptop works slower than before. How can I speed it up again?

I suggest you to clean install. It works much faster than upgrading. make sure you save your stuff to Flash drive.

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Hi,

I have a strange problem and I can't find solution on internet. My 2 years old son was watching cartoons on my Laptop, he got excited and start hitting buttons on the keyboard. Some letters and numbers stooped working even arrows too...no sure what to do?

I have restated the laptop took off battery and did so many things What should I do?
please help

Thanks for your help

Answer:Laptop Keyboard main keys not working on Acer laptop

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

It is not hard to replace the keyboard.

See these search results for pricing and "hot to" videos.

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My HP Omnibook xe4100 laptop has a broken DC Jack socket, i've decided to get another laptop as I want a faster one anyway.

Is there another way this machine can be powered? on the bottom of the unit theres metal contacts? 2 flat round ones and 2 metal clip types set in small square holes. Does anyone know what these are for?

I mostly want a way to power the machine to format the hard drive to clear my data.

Answer:HP Omnibook xe4100 Laptop, Broken DC Jack, Can the laptop be powered any other way?

Hello,

On the underside of the Omnibook xe4100 is a port replicator docking port.

The port replicator has an AC power port. I think it's possibe to power the laptop by docking it to the port replicator, and connecting the power adapter to the port. Though I'm not sure. Besides, this is costly and rather pointless since you can't really use the laptop anyway.

If you want to format the hard drive, then you could take it out and put it in another laptop and format it (if the laptop has the same hard drive interface, eg: PATA / SATA). Or you could purchase an external hard drive enclosure for 2.5" hard drives and format it.

If you're not going to use the hard drive again, then why not just remove it from the laptop and store it away, or destroy it?

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Hi, first time Lenovo buyer and have a Y510-59370001    (http://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/) Was wondering how to get this gaming ready as my other laptops quickly deteriorated, almost certainly from a combination of poor quality and overheating. Please keep in mind I know very little about computer terms and how to...do certain tasks that might seem simple to everyone else. Although I am trying to learn. So without further ado... 1) Choosing laptop cooler: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-NotePal-Configurable-R9-NBC-8PCK-GP/dp/B003ZMF27G/ref=pd_ybh_1  ... -     this one looks very promising, but should I choose 17 inch with 2 fans, or 19 inch with 3 fans? anyone know warranty for this since I"m buying off amazon? it's actually more expensive from the retailer (checked the site) I only worry about warranty since apparently 5% of these are defective after couple weeks. Also..is this tilted enough to provide enough elevation? Or should I purchase this (http://www.cmstore-usa.com/notepal-u-stand-notebook-cooler/) instead. obviously I don't need to tilt it up that much, but you get the idea. 2) Is anyone else extremely frustrated with windows 8? I'm very much considering switching back to windows 7. Any good reasons not to? 3) Ultrabay, what is it, where is it, does it have extra space/slots? What should I put in there? What's in it already? I'm thinking of upgrading hard drive to S... Read more

Answer:Laptop cooler recommendations and other questions to get this laptop gaming ready

1/ Any cooler will be just fine.For the Y510p I would suggest the Notepal X2 or X3 and line up the fans just below the intake area on the bottom. 3/ In the ultrabay you can place a extra GPU GT750M. Or a extra hard drive or a cooling fan.You can replace your HDD with a SSD. You can use HDD cloning to clone the HDD to your SSD.4/ HWMonitor, HWinfo646/ Laptop bag: get a laptop bag that is able to carry a laptop of 15 inch or bigger. Just get a random one. Bon voyage !

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Have been having this problem for a while now.

Every so often, the headhphone jack on my laptop just stops working after hours and hours of the laptop being on.

The built-in speakers of the laptop work fine. What happens is that while the computer is in use (after some random amount of time), any hardware plugged into the headphone jack of the laptop will not playback sound. This includes headphones, speakers and the like. The sound device manager in control panel shows sound being output, and if the headphones/speakers are disconnected, the audio plays fine on the built-in speakers on the laptop.

I haven't been able to figure out what exactly causes this problem. I have tried resinstalling the driver several times. I am 100% sure it isn't the headphones of the speakers that I use as I use these speakers and headphones on many other devices (phone, tablet etc.)

The only way that this issue gets fixed is if the computer is shut down and then rebooted (a restart doesn't work, the computer has to literally lose power for the problem to be fixed).

It seems very intermittent and I'm not sure how to approach this problem

Any ideas?

Answer:Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

One idea would be a look the power plan in use. If you are running with the default Balanced power plan you may be seeing that nterfere by conserving battery power temporarily turning the audio off being a constant drain. Another thought could be a result of the onboard audio chip itself getting too warm where the hardware protection circuit will then come in and deactivate all sound. That is usually seen as far as the cpu temp as well as other major components. The audio being onboard would also be monitored by the bios not so much by Windows.

The other possible cause of losing sound would be the headphone jack or the board end having a cold solder point getting warm and expanding just enough to break the connection until cooled off. The complete shutdown of power would tend to suggest a temp or regulation issue where either the power plan or temp monitoring would have to be watched. And one more thing would be setting the laptop on a fan cooled stand or effective notebook cooling pad to draw heat away from the unit if you are not already using one. Laptops are known to get quite warm with extended use since everything is packed into a tight space with the typical serious lack of air flow unlike the usual desktop with front, rear, and side or top case fans in use if not water cooled.

You have some things to consider in the list of things there. Increased overall cooling, not planning to use the laptop for extended periods of time which can allow for something to overheat i... Read more

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Hello there,

We have a WRT300N Linksys router (updated firmware) with 2 very recent laptops (Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9600 2.8GHz 3GB RAM 32-bit running Windows 7 - fully updated) connected to our wireless network.

Last week, everything was fine.

Two days ago, the internet connection for my laptop became intermittently VERY slow.
The internet service we have is for 30 mbps. I did a speed test but didn't have enough "juice" to finish the test. Even if I load google.com, the page would time out or say that the server is down. Downloading of email is also intermittently VERY slow. I am unable to play any online games as my connection is not fast enough...

The other laptop works perfectly fine.

I scanned for viruses using Avira, for malware using MalwareBytes and ran diagnostic tests for my wireless card. All seems fine. I called my ISP and they said that all is fine on their side.

We tried unplugging the router/modem and rebooting the computer - no change.
I downloaded Xirrus WiFi Monitor and have enclosed the screenshot as well as my IP config /all.

In my device manager I have the following under Network Adapters (all updated):
1) Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
2) Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
3) Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

My friend says it could be because of Second Life and all the java plugins it requires I could have a problem.

What could this be? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance!
 

Answer:Solved: Wireless network - One fast laptop, one slow laptop...HELP!!

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I've had my ideaPad U410 for about a year and a few months (august 2012) and it has been fine. Recently, whenever I plug in my charger in the bottom right notification tray, it doesn't show that my laptop is charging. I tried multiple times and it doesn't work. Is there something wrong? What should I do? Where can I get a replacement if it is indeed my charger that is broken?  Thank you

Answer:Is my laptop charger broken or is there something wrong with my laptop (ideapad U410)?

If you can run the laptop on the battery alone then it is more than likely still being charged by the charger when the machine is plugged in.  If you know someone with a voltmeter you could have them check to be sure that the charger is outputing the correct voltage.   If the battery is still being charged, what I would do is uninstall and reinstall the Lenovo Power Management software.  That should correct the icon probem you are experiencing.  The Power Management software can be downloaded from Lenovo's download page at the link below........ http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

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I bought a laptop docking station with video output (USB3) - it's a powered unit.

When I use the laptop, the fan is going mad - always at full speed.
Laptop is SLUGGISH

I unplug. Within 2-3 minutes, fan stops.
And laptop is much more responsive.

Is this a typical symptom?

The super odd thing, if I plug it in an hour or so later... then all seems to be OK.

Tabs: lots of them - I'm a tab hungry freak!
Actually, not that bad. At most 10 - 15 tabs open.

The laptop has 8GB RAM 2.5 Ghz. And normally fine with even double the number of tabs (in Crome mostly, but Firefox as well)

As a desperation... I thought it might be Chrome and I disabled all plugins. Worked a treat yesterday - but same problems today.

Help!
Thanks
 

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While trying to clone my laptop's hard drive (running Windows XP Pro) so as to install its mirror image on my desktop,  I must have done something that caused this message "LTDR missing."When I googled that message for help,  I found your forum,  and did as instructed,  or at least I think I did.  I know I inserted the W XP cd disk at the right moment,  pressed the "r" key as instructed but never got to hit the 1 key.Right now the computer is endlessly booting into Windows, then entering setup's first window but never stopping long enough so as to allow me to repeat the instructions before it goes crazily about repeating the aforesaid cyle.  I've checked the BIOS to make sure it is still got the hard drive as first in the boot order.  But, no luck.  Unless I press the "off" button,  it seems as though the laptop would go till doomsday.  I appreciate any adice and thank all in advance for the assistance.mbrand.

Answer:Attempt to clone laptop HD is causing laptop to cycle without booting

Hi, Lots of people hee to try and help you.Yes, some OEM CDs of Windows XP to NOT have the repair option.But first a few questions.Whay kind of laptop? What type of HDD?What kind of Desktop?How did you interface the laptop HDD?Quoteinstall its mirror image on my desktopDid you mean to say that you made a copy or backup of the laptop HDD using a suitable image program? Which program? (Some programs will alter system information on the source disk. Who knows why.) Did you mean to say that now your Desktop runs the Laptop XP system? Were you able to "see" the files on the Laptop HDD?Do you have anyway to force the laptop to boot from a CD? Such as BartsPE or any other diagnostic CD?

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Hello and good evening to u all. I'm trying to locate the actual laptop webcam software on the brand new Samsung RV510 that ive just purchased, the webcam works fine, as ive tested it with skype, and its working perfectly. I've gone to the search option and typed in webcam, but nothing comes up, ive also typed in digital livecam, still nothing...the user manual doesn't seem to mention the webam at all
any suggestions please??

Answer:Trying to locate laptop webcam software on new Samsung RV510 laptop

not to worry, just come across it now. i just put in cyberlink youcam, and found it, thanks

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I opened my Event Log after that i got a NET Framework unhandled exception and a new pop up (Windows Management Console) came and said "Waiting for all snap-ins to complete" and i can't minimize it so i restarted my computer and i am worried if there will be any damage on my laptop. thanks :)

Answer:Restarted laptop while Waiting for all snap-ins to complete, will there be damage to my laptop?

You should be fine.

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I have Nvidia GeForce 315M im trying to upgrade to a more preferable video card. Please reply ASAP

Answer:Can I Upgrade my Laptop's Video Card? Samsung Laptop RV411

Laptop video is a chip on the motherboard. The only way to upgrade would be to replace the motherboard.

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My audio jack is definitely worn out and I need to get it replaced, as a temporary solution can I use my working phone's headjack as audio for my PC in any way, if I connect the phone and laptop together?
I use an android phone and windows PC laptop. Just so I'm clear I'll make sure I'm being understood ... I get that it's a bit complicated. Can I use my phone's headphone jack, with the phone connected to the laptop (via USB), and have my laptop audio streamed onto my phone's sound, and therefore through the headphones?

Answer:Laptop headphone jack broken, can I use my phone for laptop audio?

Don't think you can do what you want with the phone
but you could use one of these

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After upgrading my Hp Laptop to Windows 10 build 10547 my laptop restarts randomlyThe error message is "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this errorRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL(i8042HDR.SYS)"

Answer:After upgrading my Hp Laptop to Windows 10 build 10547 my laptop resta

ameet2k said:

After upgrading my Hp Laptop to Windows 10 build 10547 my laptop restarts randomly
The error message is "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL(i8042HDR.SYS)"



Sounds like a keyboard issue. Go into device manager and delete your keyboard, then reboot and let Windows install the standard keyboard driver.

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Hi,

I bought a new laptop - HP Compaq Presario, Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (2.1 GHz), 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce G 103M with 512 MB DDR2 dedicated graphics memory. After a week, i got the firs blue screen error after which it couldn't boot [i couldn't even get to BIOS).
I was out of the country, so my friend called the service staff who told him to try to run some tests, that time it worked, he got to BIOS, ran the tests, everything was fine and the laptop started up normally. Now, 2 weeks after, I'm getting blue screens continuously, and laptop won't boot. If it boots [and it usually happens when you hit it slightly, though, i don't know if it's a conincidence], windows 7 starts up normally and everything is working fine until the next blue screen shows up, which disables my laptop all over again.

Blue screen looks like this:

BAD_POOL_CALLER

Technical information:

STOP: 0x0000000C2 (0x00000099, 0xFE8F40DC, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:100
Physical memory dump complete
Is it a software crash? Can I run Win 7 repair if I manage to boot it and how to do that? Is it my hard disk problem?
What to do? -.-
 

Answer:Blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER; laptop won't boot, a new laptop dying?

If you can get it to work by tapping on the machine, then it doesn't sound like a software problem. It could be a bad system board or memory.

I would call HP again and see about getting service on the hardware.
 

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Have been having this problem for a while now.

Every so often, the headhphone jack on my laptop just stops working after hours and hours of the laptop being on.

The built-in speakers of the laptop work fine. What happens is that while the computer is in use (after some random amount of time), any hardware plugged into the headphone jack of the laptop will not playback sound. This includes headphones, speakers and the like. The sound device manager in control panel shows sound being output, and if the headphones/speakers are disconnected, the audio plays fine on the built-in speakers on the laptop.

I haven't been able to figure out what exactly causes this problem. I have tried resinstalling the driver several times. I am 100% sure it isn't the headphones of the speakers that I use as I use these speakers and headphones on many other devices (phone, tablet etc.)

The only way that this issue gets fixed is if the computer is shut down and then rebooted (a restart doesn't work, the computer has to literally lose power for the problem to be fixed).

It seems very intermittent and I'm not sure how to approach this problem

Any ideas?

Answer:Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

One idea would be a look the power plan in use. If you are running with the default Balanced power plan you may be seeing that nterfere by conserving battery power temporarily turning the audio off being a constant drain. Another thought could be a result of the onboard audio chip itself getting too warm where the hardware protection circuit will then come in and deactivate all sound. That is usually seen as far as the cpu temp as well as other major components. The audio being onboard would also be monitored by the bios not so much by Windows.

The other possible cause of losing sound would be the headphone jack or the board end having a cold solder point getting warm and expanding just enough to break the connection until cooled off. The complete shutdown of power would tend to suggest a temp or regulation issue where either the power plan or temp monitoring would have to be watched. And one more thing would be setting the laptop on a fan cooled stand or effective notebook cooling pad to draw heat away from the unit if you are not already using one. Laptops are known to get quite warm with extended use since everything is packed into a tight space with the typical serious lack of air flow unlike the usual desktop with front, rear, and side or top case fans in use if not water cooled.

You have some things to consider in the list of things there. Increased overall cooling, not planning to use the laptop for extended periods of time which can allow for something to overheat i... Read more

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Two laptops windows 10
home group network
del printer with USB connection to one of laptops

both have driver
both recognize printer

network is OK

remote laptop is unable to print to printer

Answer:remote laptop is unable to print to laptop printeron homegroup

Welcome to the forum. Have you shared the printer?

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First of all, I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section. If not, please guide me to the correct section.
I have a Dell Inspiron 17r SE Laptop and my problem is that every single time, I have to turn my Laptop ON twice in order for it to boot up successfully. The first time I turn it on, Dell logo appears for a second and then, black screen shows up. Then, I have to turn my laptop off and start it back again. Second time, it boots up without any problem. I am fed up of turning it on twice everytime, and also concerned that it will affect health of my Laptop . How can I fix this Issue, please help.
I don't have a Recovery CD or Windows 8 CD. Windows 8 was pre-installed on my Laptop.

Answer:Laptop screen goes black on startup, have to turn laptop ON twice for it to boot up s

If it's still under warranty, call Dell. The unit or parts might be covered for replacement.

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I have a windows phone, more specifically a Nokia Lumia 635 and I have a Dell Inspiration 17 inch. I've paired my phone and laptop with blue tooth and they say Paired but i still can't send or receive texts.

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FYI I was asking on here as to what power laptop to get (http://0.mk/ef6ee). After much consideration and having owned a Dell laptop before, I plopped for the aforementioned. I am writing this for the benefit of those who are also looking for a performance laptop
This is the exact model I got:
http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=n00x7m13&c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&model_id=xps-l702x
In terms of first impressions I cant say I have any negatives!

VERY fast laptop (albeit some software I think is limited by the programming rather than the speed of the laptop
Intelligent processor and fans (processor speeds up as required - the fans generally silent unless the processor speeds up - very good)
Long battery life when using it for internet browsing or low intensity 2D work (e.g. microsoft word)
Amazing screen (not the 3D version). Simply stunning. Its NOT reflective (my previous dell was quite glossy by comparison) and the resolution is astounding. Very bright - I rarely have it at full brightness, probably 50-75%
sound quality is excellent. The base is not jaw dropping if you are expecting to nail down your furniture, but when you consider it?s a laptop, it is truly excellent - and very loud.
keyboard is very good. Like the tactile feel (almost a matt grip to it) and doesn?t smear
aluminium finish is excellent
connectivity very good again. it misses a VGA out for projectors. Only has a HDMI port to that end.
Large battery means the lapt... Read more

Answer:For those thinking of Dell XPS 17inch laptop (performance laptop) - my thoughts

Good review but would probably have been better put in Consumerwatch.
herc1
Ideal for those looking to buy the same type of laptop but at that sort of price you would expect it to be good although that is not always the case.
I usually buy from e-buyer or Amazon but got one from Aldi's last year and not really impressed with that one.
Daughter just asked me to look out for a cheapish laptop that she can get for her son for Xmas.[early shopping but I suppose better spreading it out over the year cost wise.]
I said that he would loose out on the years warranty so I think that may have put her off.

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My laptop (envy m6 1162la) was not using the graphics card (AMD Radeon 7640M). I tried reinstalling the software AMD Catalyst but it wasn't detecting it either. I checked the windows device manager and the graphics card was greyed out (had to turn the option to show hidden devices because it wasn't showing). I tried updating drivers but it kept showing an error message (Code 45). Then I followed the steps in this guide and tried uninstalling the device, rebooting and reinstalling. Now it's not even showing in the manager, and I can't find the driver download page in the HP website. I also checked the AMD legacy software (catalyst) because it said it included the old drivers, but no luck so far. I'd appreciate any help in this matter. Thanks in advance.

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Hello, After I installed this bios update E5CN60WW ( http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ro/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/700-SERIES/700-15ISK/80RU/80RU00LQRI... ) the computer rebooted and refused to boot in UEFI mode( as it was before) and only boots on LEGACY mode. When I try to boot on UEFI mode it says that I should select a boot mode ( hdd, usb so on) and when I select the hdd nothing happens(windows is installed).  Windows was installed on verison 56WW of bios, with UEFI settings only, and after the update to 60WW i cannot boot UEFI anymore just on LEGACY. Why? How can I go back to UEFI booting ? Also before I updated the bios I have created a backup with universal bios backup toolkit and created a file LENOVO-E5CN56WW.rom (is it possible to backflash to this one?) Thank you,Bogdan

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Hi..

I hope someone can help...

I have a SONY VAIO PCG-GRT170 that is 4 and a half years old....the display has stopped displaying.....

Wehn I plug in an external VGA monitor, I can see everything on the monitor.

I did the Function F5 kek, I did the WIndows Logo and D key to refresh the laptop monito to no avial.

It just automnatically stopped displaying last night. I shut it down, and reboooted and still nothing.

Id the screen on the laptop shot? If so, it is repariable or am I out of luck?

Thank you all for your help.
 

Answer:Laptop Display not working on laptop, butg it does work on old monitor

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Hello guys, sorry for the inconvenience if anyone is acquainted with this problem please help me .. really this is a serious problem for me .. Thanks in advance.

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Hi,
I have a new computer and I wanted to download lynda tutorials to my new computer and had to sign-in with my microsoft password so I used the password that I had from my other laptop. Now when I log into the NEW laptop (an HP laptop), it asks me for my microsoft windows password and then I am automatically logged into my ASUS computer even though my computer is an HP. How can I log in to my actual computer? Hope that my question is clear.
Thanks.

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Hi, I'm intereted about getting the Pavilion Power laptop 17t. I would like to get more information about the product. What about it's color accuracy? Would you recommend it for video editing? Does it work just like a workstation? And finally, what about it's cons? Thanks!

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i have a laptop and an external display. my laptop display is the primary display for fullscreen games and the external display is for netflix, itunes, facebook ect. when i close the lid (even if im not playing a game) it wont recognize the laptop display anymore and it makes the external display the primary display which completely messes up how ive set things up. How can I make it so that even though the lid is closed my laptop will still recognize thats its display still exists and it remains the primary display?

 

Answer:How do i stop my laptop from shutting off the laptop display when the lid is closed?

Re: How do i stop my laptop from shutting off the laptop display when the lid is clos



KOLEMBH24 said:





i have a laptop and an external display. my laptop display is the primary display for fullscreen games and the external display is for netflix, itunes, facebook ect. when i close the lid (even if im not playing a game) it wont recognize the laptop display anymore and it makes the external display the primary display which completely messes up how ive set things up. How can I make it so that even though the lid is closed my laptop will still recognize thats its display still exists and it remains the primary display?
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Hi, KOLEMBH24. Welcome to Major Geeks.

Could you please list the make and model of the laptop and which version of Windows you're running? There are some differences in how to go about setting up multi-monitor configurations.
 

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i got a C855D-13N
at first it worked fine but now it keeps telling me to restart because it has some problem.
it shows up on a blue screen with a telling me it
BTW it not like it tell me to restart, it just restarts telling me that's what its doing
usually after restarting, the internet can not find any wireless connection things therefore I have to restart it again.

this is happening more frequently, what is wrong with it :S
please help me out
thanks in advance for any input

ps it kinda hard to say what the exact message says cause
A) it happens randomly
B) the way it goes to 100% is way too quick for me to write it down
sorry :S
 

Answer:Toshiba laptop keeps forcing me to restart laptop because of some problem :S

Often it's a driver issue. Since you are also having trouble with the wireless I'll take a stab in the dark and suggest make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Toshiba's web site.
 

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Okay first things first, I'm really sorry if I am breaking some forum rule here, and the fact that I have no idea where to put this situation category-wise. My laptop, a HP Pavalion 15-p213cl, which I believe I have had for a year or two now(I do not exactly remember...) is making some weird noise. Kind of like its vibrating. From some google searches... The problem may be because of the fan. Every time I try openin the laptop, the noise appears and it gets worse over time.Anyways I never had this kind of problem and since I'm not a tech guy... I am afraid to take this situation on based on some YouTube videos.Thanks.

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I use Windows 7 on a HP laptop.  I lost the CD with Windows 7.One day, my mom plugged in some headphones but the laptop continued to have the audio output on speakers.  I struggled with why, googled up one way, and put the headphones as the default output on the Playback tab where it displayed three devices at the time.The next day, plugged in headphones stopped working.  The laptop no longer recognizes whether the headphones are plugged in or not--the Playback tab only shows Digital Audio (HDMI) regardless of whether the headphones are plugged in or not.  Went to the testing options and the laptop shows the green bars for sound coming up, but really, we don't hear anything.I think the speakers renamed itself because I don't recognize the "(HDMI)" being there.  Its name is now Digital Audio (HDMI).There are two audio drivers.  There was also a Coprocessor problem, but I installed a Nvidia driver to fix that.Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus --problem with updating the driverHigh Definition Audio Device --drivers are up to dateWent to a driver website and manually installed Convent HD Audio driver but nothing changes.Tried disabling one at a time then both and still can't figure out what's the problem.  Tried uninstalling and reinstalling both of them, but nothing changed.  The laptop's sound is supposedly coming through Digital Audio (HDMI) but no, not really.It's not the web browser, yout... Read more

Answer:Cannot hear laptop sounds, though laptop tests fine

Thank you for posting here on Computerhope. What HP laptop model is being referred? Are there sounds coming out when using external speakers?

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Answer:My laptop screen have a purple line help! my laptop is y510p

hi kelvinpokpoksiu,
 
From the screenshot, I'm afraid that the LCD panel needs to be replaced as this is usually the cause of the vertical purple line (you can verify if the display is good when using an external monitor).
 
If the unit is still under warranty, I recommend you contact lenovo on how to go about getting the LCD serviced.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Hope you can get the unit fixed soon.
 
Regards

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Hello,
I bought a laptop for a client, wiped and formatted the hard drive that had Windows 8.1 Home.
Installed Windows 10 Pro. And activated it with a purchased key.
When I started working on it, there were a lot of issues, and a defective touch pad.
So I am about to take the laptop back and trade it in for a new one from a different manufacture.
How do I transfer the key from that laptop to the new one?
Would Advanced Token Manager, Advanced Tokens Manager - Josh Cell Softwares
do the job even though it doesn't say Windows 10 supported?
I also found this, http://www.thewindowsclub.com/deacti...ws-product-key
Would that work on Windows 10? I see the screenshots, however they look like they are Windows 7.

Answer:Activated Win10 on defective laptop, how to transfer key to new laptop

First question - why did you purchase a product key when it would upgrade for free from Windows 8.1?

Second question - what type of product key did you purchase? Was it OEM or Retail. An OEM product key cannot be transferred to a new computer; once it is used on any computer, it stays with that computer.

So, if you purchased a retail product key - then on the old laptop from an elevated command prompt ("run as administrator" command prompt) you will type SLMGR /UPK

The UPK stands for uninstall product key. That removes your retail product key from that laptop.

Then, again, on the new laptop which will probably come with Windows 8 installed not sure why you wouldn't want to just do the free upgrade - but if you really want to enter your product key then just enter it when it asks for it during install. If you want to enter it later then from an elevated command prompt type SLMGR /IPK XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (with the product key you want installed, obviously). Then SLMGR /ATO will attempt online activation.

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Hello ...
I have had a Toshiba C850-A965 laptop for 4 years
and it's been working perfectly
untill one day recently, a message poped up saying that there's something wrong with the battery and should be replaced, but it was still the same, works for an hour and a half approximately
But, I went ahead and bought a new battery, the message disappeared
and i fully charged and then started the laptop
it worked for about 15 mins and then it shut down ( like u took the plug off from a desktop computer) without any warning
when i turned it back on, it was still fully charged !!! and the shutting down happend again and again :(
the old battery is still working fine
so that must mean that there's nth wrong with my laptop right? and the battery is bad?
please give me your opinions
thank you for your precious time

Answer:laptop battery problem, laptop shut down suddenly

Could still be a faulty battery. It can read the correct voltage off load, but as soon as you put a load on it, it takes a dive. The battery status symbol is just that, a symbol. The only foolproof method of proving it is to replace it with a known good battery. Do you have any good friends with a similar laptop ?

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Hi, my laptop msi gt-70 dragon edition 2 windows 8 is having problem connecting to my home network. its always disconnected, showing the red x sign, limited connection and sometimes The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network" . I have tried everything format factory setting, delete network, flush dns etc but its still not working. I have to switch off and switch on the router everytime to connect to the wifi for a short time period after that it will disconnected again.my router is tp-link wr841nd. help!

here is my ipconfig /all status

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\nabskim>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MSI-nabz
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1E-77-E6-0F-CB-6B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Con... Read more

Answer:Help! Laptop wont connect to home network but other laptop able to do so

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My initial problem was battery doesnt charge and the laptop doesnt  work without AC. When I was working in the laptop using AC adapter, my crazy brother take off the battery an the laptop shutdown. After that, when you turn on the laptop with the AC adapter, the hdd light turn on for a few seconds and then stop, nothing more happen just black screen. What could be the damage, mother board?  HDD?Have I to buy a new laptop? Ill really appreciate any help.  

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I created a usb boot drive with Rufus and , plugged it into a windows 10 pc that I want to upgrade! to windows 7 and all looked good because the bootdisk was accepted and said it was loading files to install windows but then just froze with the windows 7 logo.

I cant imagine , what the problem is afterall I booted from windows 10 , restart in uefi usb mode . All started well and then froze like that.

Everytime i try again it freezes on the windows 7 logo after install has started.

Is it possible to reinstall windows 7?

Possibly I did not make the right rufus , settings. Who knows what settings in Rufus to make? Or is this another problem again.

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Mouse pointer not visible in my laptop.laptop working properly .any hardware problem r software problem

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Hi, i know this has been posted alot, but those posts have become expired. so i tried the TCP/IP stack repair and restarted it, but nothing happened. i restarted the modem, restarted my laptop but still nothing. im using a acer aspire 4750z and this is what the ip/all showed
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Acer-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-7C-8F-70-AE-98
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-6A-8A-4B-14-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{AE9E07AB-EF69-436A-905F-4A02C3253943}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
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Answer:Solved: My laptop cant connect to my wifi, but my other laptop and other computers ca

will the PC connect by cable to the router OK

can you post an xirrus screen shot

are other devices able to connect by wireless to your network

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx ( the site now appears to require a business email, so try the direct link below)
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres alternative links

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-Mo... Read more

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 I have a 4 month new laptop and my laptop's hard disk is not detected. From starting it's run slow and today when I reset it because it's not run well, it's stuck in reset. The hard disk is not detected in BIOS. What should I do. The warranty will be expired in dec 2017. any idea. Thanks in advanced.

Answer:I have a 310 151KB laptop and my laptop hard disk is not detected when I run it,

Hi anirugu91 , 
 
Greetings. 
 
As the harddrive is no longer detected in the BIOS and that previously had slow performance issue, I would suggest that you call in technical support for in warranty repair.
 
If you have a spare harddrive, you can try to swap it to further check if the issue is just the harddrive (page36).
Testing the same drive on another pc can also help isolate the issue or slaving it to a harddrive enclose.
Doing such steps is not requred by technical support to avail of the inwarranty service instead simply informing them that the harddrive is not even detected in the BIOS would be enough.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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I dont think It matters on what Brand it is As long as it fits I guess.   But here is what my acer can take with ram http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Aspire%204520Thats what Im looking for. Then I looked at ebay and saw thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-LAPTOP-MEMORY-RAM-2GB-1GB-x-2-PC2-6400S-666-DDR2-/180558255334?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0a1c54e6#ht_500wt_1154It looks like it would work but I am unsure. Does brand matter? Would this ram even Fit? (on ebay)And one more thing is This Ram run good? I mean is it a sluggish type or is it good? Im just wonderin because the Price is so cheap.  Oh yeah For you wanting to know this is my specs:             AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Duel-Core Processor TK-55 1.80 GHzRam: 1GB   (Wanting to Upgrade to 2 (topic)120Gb HDNVIDIA GeForce 7000mUPDATE**: Im also Running Windows Vista. (another reason why I want to Upgrade)

Answer:Will Dell Laptop Memory Work In a Acer Laptop?

I see the seller will allow return within 7 days after the buyer receives it.  So, you would have a chance to try the RAM in your computer and, if it does not work, return it. As far as price, I have the impression you are not familiar with ebay auctions. The bidding on that item does not close until Sep 10, 201015:38:28 PDT.  Bidding near auction close time often occurs at a rapid pace and quickly drives the price up shortly before the auction closes.  So, in the end, it's selling price may not be much, or any, less than crucial.com.

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I used the media profile to download Windows 10 to a USB and everything worked fine but now there's another problem. My laptop was working after reinstalling Windows, but then I shut my laptop over and went away for ten minutes or so and I've came back to a black screen with no display at all. The white LED is on so my laptop is on. It has around 40% charge in it as of typing this. The screen is unresponsive. Please help again but thank you for helping me fix the first issue.

Answer:Re: I hard reset my laptop, error occurred and now my laptop...

Hi @kirsty_mcq17, Thanks for the update on your situation. I understand that you are now having issues with the display being blank and the system unresponsive. Have you tried doing a hard reset since the system stopped responding? If the system will not boot into Windows normally, let me know if you get any errors. You can also try using Safe mode. Once you are able to log back in, please make sure you download the latest HP drivers and Windows Updates. From what you described, it sounds like the system may have gone into sleep or hibernate mode. This document will take you through troubleshooting possible issues with those features. If you feel this post has answered your question, take a moment to click Accept as Solution. Thanks!

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My laptop was running slow so I thought I would do a hard reset since I didn't have any important files on it. So I reset it and I got a blue screen error, then a listing screen with a popup box saying there was an error or my computer restarted and I should press OK to install. I found a solution online to get past the popup box, I don't remember what it was though, but now my laptop is stuck in a state of constant reboot. It goes like this:Blue HP Logo with loading circle,Black screen,Blue HP Logo,Installing and configuring Windows install screen that doesn't move past 64%,And then black screen. This process constantly repeats.Please help.

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I have a Lenovo N500 4233 32g. In fact I have two exactly the same. Anyway, what I have done is, I have tried to load windows seven on my laptop. I thought to myself, I will try it, and if it doesn't work I can go back to Windows Vista. Unfortunately, now I have loaded windows seven, when I Press the button on the laptop, I am not able to go back to Windows Vista as it has been deleted.now what I could do is create an image of my other laptop, transfer that to my laptop, and then I could restore windows. My problem is, that the two laptops will probably have different serial numbers for the Windows Vista. Is the way I'm suggesting the best way I can call about restoring of my laptop to its original Factory settings, or can I just downloaded disk from the IBM website?

Answer:Restoring one laptop, by creating an image of disk from a second laptop?

As they are identical systems an image should work without problems. Another option would be to create recovery discs from the Vista system and use them to install the other. Another benefit of creating discs is that if catastrophy strikes you can use them to install either system. Hope this helps

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I just finished disassembling my first laptop ever which had a broken screen due to a drunken neighbor and am wondering if / what I can use the acquired parts for? This is the laptop that I disemboweled:

Samsung NP300E5A-A01UB Review & Rating | PCMag.com

which has a better processor than the current, newer one that I am using. I also recently purchased a desktop but I definitely need to increase the size of the hdd and am wondering if the laptop hdd can be used with the desktop? I have attached pictures of what I have pulled out of the Samsung. I look forward to your responses and really appreciate the helpful knowledge and / or advice. Thank you!

(I will attach the pictures right after this post. I took them on my phone and will upload from the win7 forums app. Am currently on laptop)

Jeremy

Answer:hdd, processor or RAM from laptop usable in my desktop or newer laptop

Hopefully images attached to this.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Oe...p=docslist_api

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Oe...p=docslist_api

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Oe...p=docslist_api

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2127U @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3965 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 2046 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 452 GB (383 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FXP6Y
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

After doing a search for my problem, I still don't know where I should start in trying to find out what is causing the laptop to no longer recharge while in use. I normally use the laptop plugged in, so I may have contributed to this by not having the settings correct. While looking around, I did find the box that says the battery is OK, with a big check. If I am going to need to remove the battery, please include detailed instruction because I have never opened anything in the case. Also, I have seen reference to the BIOS and I will need detailed instruction if I have to check that. Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Dell Laptop, battery won't recharge unless laptop shut down

You appear to have a 2013 - 2014 era Dell laptop.
What is the model name and model number and 7-character service tag number on it?

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Hello Windows 10 Forums,
I am still a newbie here and right now
I am suffering a difficulty in fixing highly disk usage (almost 100%) every time I restart my laptop!
I am using Windows 10.

Every reboot made my laptop seems slow to start-up.
However, shutdown the laptop and start it back was okay though. The disk usage will stay at 3%-11% during start-up.
Furthermore, when I am using Microsoft Visual Studio or any heavy intensive disk usage programs, my laptop will lag
I have checked the task manager and it shows 100% disk usage but my CPU was still remain at 14-18%.

Please help me!
Sorry for my bad grammar.
Thank you

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I'm running home edition in both and trying to export contacts from old vista laptop to flash drive, then import to 'people' on win 10 laptop . Do I do it as csv -common separated values ...or vCards (folder of .vcf files)
thanks in anticipation of a solution.

Answer:Moving contacts data from vista laptop to win 10 laptop

Hi Pjollop, I'm sure someone has much clearer picture on this, but my impression is that the traditional address book seems to have gone, part of a trend in Windows design from Vista onwards particularly.
"Today, there seems to be no substantive reason to have Windows Contacts. You can use it with other applications, such as Outlook and Windows Mail, but those applications have their own address books. Moreover, if you use another type of e-mail, such as Gmail or Yahoo! Mail, then you most surely use the address book with those."
What is the Windows Contacts Folder and Why Do You Need it?

Note that the contacts folder still exists, and clicking on a .contact entry in it produces a relevant Window.
Despite there being an entry there, the People app shows no contacts, indicating it knows nothing of the old format and does not use that folder.

"Open with" on a *.contact file shows it is associated with 'Windows Contacts', yet there seems to be neither a known program nor exe of such name.

It is also very hard to find any relevant info on this topic for Windows 10.

Fortunately I use Thunderbird... long deterred from relying on Windows email clients after MS chopping and changing - we'll have one, no we won't- we'll change the email client - we'll leave most of the client in but won't make it available- etc.

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I have a Sony Vaio with WIFI and an ALienware that does not have WIFI. I need to connect the Alienware to the Vaio with ethernet cable to access the net. I keep getting a IP address conflict message on the Vaio. The only thing I need the Vaio for is the WIFI connectivity. Will be purchasing a new PCI card (wireless adapter) soon but until I do... I need to make that connection on the Vaio a Hot Spot or the likes. Any surefire methodology to accomplish this task? Thanks so much for any help you can offer. Kirt (530)749-1110
 

Answer:Win XP, laptop#1 has WIFI, laptop #2 needs to connect thru #1 with ethernet cable

what operating systems are on the PCs

you should use ICS - internet connection sharing or bridge
what type of cable do you have - it may need a crossover cable if the pcs are old and do not have autosensing LAN connections
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TURN ON ICS
TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing

General
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TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing

XP
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TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/crawford_02july01.mspx

VISTA
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TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows VISTA
http://www.windowsreference.com/win...ternet-connection-sharing-ics-setup-in-vista/

windows 7
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TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows 7
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/bridge-network-connections-in-windows-7/

Bridging two network connections:
Make sure the secondary connection has DHCP enabled.
Open the Network Connections folder from the Start Menu, Settings.
Select the first connection to be used in the bridge and highlight it by left clicking on it.
Holding the Ctrl key, select the second connection to be used in the bridge by left clicking on it.
Right click on one of the two highlighted connections and select Bridge Connections.

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Old laptop is asus u45jc-a1. New laptop i bought is a sager laptop. My asus laptop has lot of problems. First off, when connected to a monitor, monitor would go to sleep or power save depending on the type of monitor. I had thought this was a monitor issue until i saw this was with several monitors so issue is my laptop. Someone mentioned its the driver but when i downloaded the driver online, computer always had black screen after installing it and i had to system restore it every time.


Besides that, there is a constant beeping sound with the laptop. If i have the laptop on for say 10 hours, iit probably beeps at least 100 times at least an hour. It would beep beep beep every few seconds. You might even hear 20 beeps in 1 minute. Sometimes it doesn't beat for 30 minutes or so but then go back on beeping. Someone said this either has to do with motherboard or ram.


First off, how would i know which is it? Also i do plan to do a clean resintall as well. Is there a chance if i do the clean reinstall, the beeping problem would go away or absolutely not?


Back to my original question though... i would like to transfer a database from old computer to the new sager one. I mainly play online poker and use this program called holdem manager that has all the hands i played and i could transfer it to the new laptop but doing a backup and restore. Thus i would have that file put it on box.com, then transfer it to the new laptop. I know many ppl who play onlin... Read more

Answer:Transferring Files From Old Beeping Laptop to New Laptop Question

Computer POST and beep codes are how a mobo tells you there are problems. Reinstalling will not resolve this as it is a hardware issue.

You can't transfer any hardware problems to the new PC by moving data files over so I would do it as soon as possible, and before running any further hardware tests provided in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Another way to transfer the file is to put both of the PC's on the same Homegroup and share the file to copy it via the Homegroup - Create

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Hi my laptop last night I made it sleep, but it turn itself on after it sleeps(normal, I have fastboot off, its not related to fastboot but it just does it.) but it stayed on the whole night and this morning I wake up and I hear this clicking noise like when you put it to sleep mode the harddrive headpark clicking noise. I open it and it turns on, but it still clicks even when its on so I waited a few minutes still the same. I Restarted it then now a few hours later it starts making the noise again and it is on I don't know why.  Is it a sign of harddrive failure or is it normal? I bought it a year ago on Dec. 26, 2015(and if your wondering if it clicks when the harddrive light blinks no, it clicks randomly not the same time as the light) Thanks please reply if you have a suggestion or fix. 

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While I was using my laptop it went off and afterwards, when I press the power button while connected to the power adapter, the laptop gives 3, 4, 5 and 7 beeps randomly and does not on.
Also the power adapter indicator is on but the Laptop power indicator and charging indicators are off. 
I tried removing the battery and also cleaned the RAM.
Model: Dell studio 1555 
Please, can anyone help me with this issue.

Answer:Laptop gives different no.of beeps when trying to power on the laptop Studio 1555

The common thread is that all of these point to a bad mainboard - that's the faulty part.

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I have been having problems keeping my touchpad and keyboard functioning after taking my laptop apart. In the first instance, my touchpad stopped working a couple weeks after the dissection. I took the computer back apart, and re-secured the touch pad jack in the motherboard connector, and it worked again.

The second instance, which I havent been able to solve, is the keyboard keys. Certain keys will stop working after some short time after taking apart the computer, usually a couple hours to a couple days.

I have tried readjusting the keyboard jack in the motherboard connector, also have tried turning off the computer and taking out the battery for a while.

Please help

Its an HP Pavilion dv5000 with Windows XP
 

Answer:Help! Laptop keys stop working after laptop dissection

Also Ive noticed that all of the keys that aren't functioning are clustered in one area on the keypad.
 

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Guys am new to forum forgive me for my errors

my laptop hard disk is not working on my laptop but work on my pc. when I connect it to lap it jest hang on posting(power on self test) but when I connect it to my pc it works. also when I boot with linux mint cd it shows that hard disk is not good
 

Answer:Laptop hard disk is not working on my laptop but work on my pc

The partition is good (assuming you can read data when attached to the PC) but the MBR is corrupted.
 

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Okay so I have multiple things I want to touch down on in this thread, If this is in the wrong place I'm sorry it was not my intention I am very new to forums so I don't know exactly how things run if it is in the wrong place how can i move it to the right place? Alright now on to business.

I have a Lenovo Laptop Model R400(I know not very good but its the best i could buy at the time) Currently it sucks for any kind of gaming. The graphics are terrible(Intel(R) Graphics driver for mobile), the ram is a 2GB, Its Cpu only runs at 1.80 GHz, Its a 64-bit windows 7. I want to be able to make this into a system that can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with no problems(not perfect but with playable FPS) and still be able to run mods for it, and have a little over decent graphics for it. Now the questions I have are as follows:

- If i wanted to take everything out (Literally) and rebuild it from the ground up to make it more suitable for gaming(I know it wont be top of the line but please don't recommend buying a whole new computer) Could I? I'm talking about replacing everything.

-If replacing everything became too expensive could i replace just the CPU? or the graphics? Or the ram? and make it compatible with what i already have?

- If i replaced any of this, would I still be able to keep all the programs that i already have on here? if so how?

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Answer:Several Laptop Questions In Regards To Building A Solid Gaming Laptop

Quote:





Originally Posted by MrGlasses


Okay so I have multiple things I want to touch down on in this thread, If this is in the wrong place I'm sorry it was not my intention I am very new to forums so I don't know exactly how things run if it is in the wrong place how can i move it to the right place? Alright now on to business.




It's in the correct place - you're fine.


Quote:




I have a Lenovo Laptop Model R400(I know not very good but its the best i could buy at the time) Currently it sucks for any kind of gaming. The graphics are terrible(Intel(R) Graphics driver for mobile), the ram is a 2GB, Its Cpu only runs at 1.80 GHz, Its a 64-bit windows 7. I want to be able to make this into a system that can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with no problems(not perfect but with playable FPS) and still be able to run mods for it, and have a little over decent graphics for it. Now the questions I have are as follows:

- If i wanted to take everything out (Literally) and rebuild it from the ground up to make it more suitable for gaming(I know it wont be top of the line but please don't recommend buying a whole new computer) Could I? I'm talking about replacing everything.




Going to be straight up - no. If you want a laptop to game on, you're going to have to buy a new laptop. Not what you want to hear, but it's the truth. There's not much that you can replace on it, and even then you ca... Read more

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Hello there,

I have an one year-old ASUS K53S Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium, 6GB Ram and 500HDD.

At the beginning, my battery lasted >3 hours in Balanced power mode (which is the one I alway use) and now due to regular use it last about 2 hours.

Everything normal until here. About 2 months ago, i started playing this game in full screen with the battery on and it last about 30-40 minutes until it reached the low battery warning (11% left). I would then plug the power on and resume the game, charging the battery as well.

After a few weeks, the warning stopped appearing in the desktop and the computer automatically hibernated (5% left) with the game still on. So i plugged the ac power on and resumed the game right away.

This kept happening from that moment on: every time i played the game it would reach 5% battery left and hibernate for itself, whereas it should appear the low battery warning at 11% left where I would plug in the ac power and charge the battery without going into hibernation.

On top of that, my sister kept stealing my ac charger for charging her Toshiba Satellite as she often forgets her own charger at her workplace!

Now, at the present day, when the battery reaches about 15-20% left, the laptop power off unexpectedly, as if I had pull the battery off of the laptop.

It must be from all those time it would reach 5% left, with the game still on, that "tired" the battery and now it won't even last further than 20% left...
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Answer:Laptop battery problem: laptop powers off unexpectedly at 20%

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First let me say when I have had issues, I have always trusted this site. I was using a Vista laptop and it started having issues. I went online and tried to fix it myself. It was getting slow and very busy. It started losing internet connectivity, but the router was fine. I would have to reconnect to server, often! Att sent me a new wireless N router. I was able to connect for a few minutes and now not at all. Att wont help as they say it is a "computer issue". They said it was connected to a "group". Well we have a older laptop (the one I am on) and it has issues now. It has not been being used because if it gets bumped it messes up and II have to push on hard-drive and restart, (long story) Anyway... Since I have no other options, I started using it. It is XP. It was running at 100% cpu on the iexplore. I would disable it. I figured it was a virus, went into hklm and changed the shell to correct setting from Explorer to explorer, (This did not matter as the next day it corrected itself) I thought it helped at first as it quieted down and my google page looked different. My speakers were making a noise like someone touching a microphone, The volumn was already choppy when we stopped using it long ago. Most likely a virus even then, as it happened suddenly. While I was checking folders I went into logged firewall events and this computer was hit thousand's of times from my IP address of the Vista, on 5/27. Also today while watching the task manage... Read more

Answer:Virus jumping from laptop to laptop? Remote access?

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! HELP!!!!
I just turned of the wifi to my computer. I tried again to save my files using Cobian. Downloaded 9 so I could better understand its use. It created the folder to save to. It then went red letter ACCESS DENIED, then ....PROCESS IN USE BY ANOTHER PROCESS. I then tried to open a tab and it couldnt display. I turned off my wifi and kept hitting the refresh button on the tab and in the address bar at the bottom it reads (I took a Paint picture)
"Waiting for res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm" They cant even spell server. I just used paypal. Is my password safe? This thing is jumping our laptops. I am afraid to do anything......

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I have installed wiondows XP on my E System 4213 Laptop although I do not have the drivers to install.I therefore need to download the E System 4213 drivers required for XP operating system

Answer:Laptop drivers required for E System 4213 Laptop

What was the original operating system for that laptop?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Heres my problem, when I turn on my Presario, I get the Compaq screen, then it goes to the windows xp loading screen, and at the next step, when it should go to windows log in, it flashes a blue screen, too fast to read what it says, and reboots.
Now I just signed up here a couple of minutes ago and when I got to this forum I saw the recovery sticky and tried those directions. At the compaq screen I repeatedly tapped f10, but instead of giving me options (per the instructions) it seemed to do the diagnostic on it's own. It passed a lot of the functions, the only error being "system cmos checksum bad- used default settings". So I looked up the error and it says the error could be three things, bad cmos battery, bad bios update, or corruption due to incorrect shut down. Now, if I was to guess at one of these three options, I'd guess it was the battery. This is a pretty old laptop and as far as I know, the battery has never been changed. So heres my questions:
1.)Does this sound like a plausible explanation of whats wrong? I've had the hard drive go bad on me once before and the symptoms were completely different.
2.) If it was the cmos battery, would the laptop start with default settings, even though I haven't changed the battery?
3.) The laptop took a jolt shortly before this started happening, is it possible something just came loose?
4.) I had the laptop shut down on me once because the fan was clogged with dust and bound up (overheated). Now, with this probl... Read more

Answer:Moved from Laptop Support: Laptop restarts at boot

Moving you to XP support. This is a Windows issue.

Can you boot into safe mode or do last known good config?

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Nearly 2 years and I've had the lenovo model G505 laptop. Been for repair three times for the same problem. Whenever I insert the charger it freezes, crashes the screen goes blank. When I'm watching videos it plays slowly then freezes with a loud sound. I can't recover the laptop via one key recover as many times as I click it nothing happens. What to do?

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Hello,
My laptop is an Alienware 17 R3 and I recently encountered the following problem:
While playing the witcher 3 and plugging the charger(battery was at 30%), my laptop started to switch between plugged-in and unplugged charger mode, every second, intermittently.
I tried many times to remove the battery, reinstall drivers and change the charger's wire but didn't fix my problem.
Doing many tests I realized that problem persists only when battery is < 90%~, above this there isn't any problem...
I don't know what is the cause and how to fix it, maybe can be the OS(Windows 10 last update), I don't know..
BIOS is also on latest version for my laptop.
Can you help me please? It's a very critical problem and I need help asap!

Answer:Laptop problem, battery doesn't charge if laptop is on after 90%

Sounds like the adapter isn't making good contact with the DC jack.  Try a new adapter first - if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC in jack:
www.parts-people.com/index.php

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Below is just some context to the situation, my real question's at the bottom:
Now recently for my line of on hand training, I've been needing a laptop to work out with some Developmental environments regarding video editing and some higher side rendering, (Nothing too intense like some 4k kind.) For this reason I've been using the search for this powerful portable machine under the minimal specs required for something like Doom 4, as a good starting off point, pretty simple. Come along searching around places like Amazon, EBay, and Wal-Mart Shopping Sites for an easy search, nothing wrong there. Or so I had thought.

Something I almost immediately noticed, and I'll probably focus most of my time on Amazon specifically for this, is the absolute bombardment of incredibly crappy "laptops" that are available for public consumption. You see, being as I barely work part time, nearly two days a week, (or whenever my manager wants to bother put me in,) I can say for certain that I can afford putting down a reasonable sum of money down for these, ($400 I would have put to the absolute worst case of laying down,) but for what is available is absolute garbage. As I've mentioned earlier, I can't afford much, so I will often look to seek the cheapest I can get, and boy are these fun. These listings, often from cheapest to more expensive reveal a lot of these Android and Chrome based, "Note Book PCs," and very often will some of them purposely attempt to advertise them... Read more

Answer:Laptop Shopping Frustrations; How Do I Convert tower to Laptop?

Maybe this should be in PC Custom Builds and Overclocking - Windows 10 Forums for better visibility?
@essenbe

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Below is just some context to the situation, my real question's at the bottom:
Now recently for my line of on hand training, I've been needing a laptop to work out with some Developmental environments regarding video editing and some higher side rendering, (Nothing too intense like some 4k kind.) For this reason I've been using the search for this powerful portable machine under the minimal specs required for something like Doom 4, as a good starting off point, pretty simple. Come along searching around places like Amazon, EBay, and Wal-Mart Shopping Sites for an easy search, nothing wrong there. Or so I had thought.

Something I almost immediately noticed, and I'll probably focus most of my time on Amazon specifically for this, is the absolute bombardment of incredibly crappy "laptops" that are available for public consumption. You see, being as I barely work part time, nearly two days a week, (or whenever my manager wants to bother put me in,) I can say for certain that I can afford putting down a reasonable sum of money down for these, ($400 I would have put to the absolute worst case of laying down,) but for what is available is absolute garbage. As I've mentioned earlier, I can't afford much, so I will often look to seek the cheapest I can get, and boy are these fun. These listings, often from cheapest to more expensive reveal a lot of these Android and Chrome based, "Note Book PCs," and very often will some of them purposely attempt to advertise them... Read more

Answer:Laptop Shopping Frustrations; How Do I Convert tower to Laptop?

Maybe this should be in PC Custom Builds and Overclocking - Windows 10 Forums for better visibility?
@essenbe

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