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Solved: Sudden Loss of WiFi Connectivity

Question: Solved: Sudden Loss of WiFi Connectivity

I have just read through a thread dated 15.02.09 about a sudden loss of WiFi connectivity. It is similar to what I am attempting to resolve. It seems that after the Microsoft up-dates on 15th or 16th Feb the WiFi connectivity was affected. I am running a Netgear router on an XP machine with a remote Vista machine. The remote Vista machine can access the internet. The XP machine can access the internet. The LAN is connected and both machines appear on the network but access to the either machine is denied. Any suggestions to help resove this situation or interrogate the system?

Looking forward to speaking to someone soon.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Sudden Loss of WiFi Connectivity

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Answer: Solved: Sudden Loss of WiFi Connectivity

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Help !!!

Situation so far:-

HP laptop with in-built WiFi adaptor running Vista SP1, connecting by wireless to D-Link router on home network. All working OK until today. Used laptop this morning OK, then shut down. When switched on this afternoon, no longer able to make wif-fi connection.

Checked that all IP settings correct. WiFi software seems to see other networks in my areas - and even connected briefly to one! - so physical adaptor probably OK. Router reports no obvious problem and I can link to it OK with another old XP SP3 laptop, so probably a problem specific to the Vista machine. Windows reports 'timeout error' whenever I try to connect to my own network. I have deleted existing network entry, re-booted and re-submitted several times with no luck. It appears to be some problem about the security keys - see the event log extract at the end of this message.

One possible clue......when I shut down the laptop this AM it ran some Windows updates. Might this have a connection ? (excuse the pun!) I tried to roll them back later on, but System restore failed

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Event log text from diagnostic run:-

Helper Class (L2Sec Helper Class) Event:

For complete information about this session see the Wireless Diagnostic Informational Event.

Helper Class: Layer2 Security
Initialize Status: Success

Result of diagnosis: Problem found

Root cause:
Windows cannot connect to "FIRS-NET"
Wireless authentication failed because of a timeout.

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Answer:Solved: Sudden loss of Wi-Fi connectivity

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Two days ago I lost internet connectivity suddenly on my desktop (Dell XPS 630i, onboard Nvidia network controller, running windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) and have been unable to restore it. As my laptop (winXP sp3) can still connect to the internet and the router settings have not been changed (Dlink DGL4500), I'm making the assuption that my networking problem resides on my desktop alone. the network adapter gives me a 'limited connectivity' symbol and refuses to connect to my network, even though the router acknowledges the desktop's wired connection. The troubleshooting diagnostic sometimes finds nothing, sometimes finds that the computer is not obtaining a proper IP, and sometimes claims the problem is the router. I've also disabled windows firewall. Throughout this whole process I have been getting a 'Drive Power State Failure' BSOD during restarts (about once every four or five restarts, not consistently). At first I was unable to replace the drivers or uninstall the adapter through device manager. After reinstalling the drivers using the Nforce 650SLI drivers on their website, I was able to do this, but this did not solve the problem. I also did a windows restore to before the problem occured, also with no luck. I've been through the event log and there are numerous code 5007 errors, which just tell me that the adapter timed out during an operation. I've also read through some forums online and tried several solutions including adding a DhcpConnBcastFlagToggle line int... Read more

Answer:Sudden loss of internet connectivity

The DGL-4500 works cause I looked it up becuase I have the DGL-4300 and it works beautifully.

I would defintily put your computers into static IPs

go to your support.dell.com

look at your service tag and see if you can update the latest drivers from your manufature's website.

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unable to dial out with modem. I have 56k dialup. have deleted and reinstalled my Isp program. In Control panel, it says this modem is working properly, but in the hardware section, only the printer port is listed in the port section, I know that it should also list the communication port (COM 3). This seems to me to be the root of the problem. The isp installation program searches endlessly for my connection when I try to set it up. My phone line seems fine and works fine for a regular phone. Any suggestions for re-establishing the modem. Computer is a compaq desktop running xp home. There has never been a problem in the past. Browser is ie7 and firefox according to circumstances. Any thoughts would be welcome. Thank you for your time and input!

Answer:sudden loss of modem connectivity

What happened prior to all of this? Any recent power surges, lightning strikes or other unusual activity? How old is the modem? What make and model? Any recent changes in the BIOS?

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Hi, T500, Vista Business last updated from Lenovo today.I was sitting and working on the internet while ITunes were updating itself. All of a sudden I hear this sounds that you also hear when a USB key gets plugged or unplugged. No internet no network after that sound. When I hit the blue Thinkvantage button theres no WIFI option to turn on... Nothing in eventlogs. Access connections just report that the Intel 5300 Wifi adapter isnt present.  There has never been any problems with this laptop before. Please advice! --  Message Edited by ITemplate on 07-11-2009 03:30 PM

Answer:Urgent: Need help with sudden loss of WiFi

Sounds like you accidentally hit the wireless radio switch on the front of your T500.

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I seem to have connectivity loss on a regular basis with Win 7. It seems to loos connection to the network. I have experience this on two different computers with Win 7...anyone else having this problem?

Answer:WiFi connectivity loss - Win 7?

I did recently and discovered it was my telephone cabling.

I have 5 telephone sockets in my apartment and my wireless router was connected to the one the furthest away from the main incoming socket and was experiencing lost connections on a daily basis.

I moved my router to the first socket connected to my outside telephone line around ten days ago and since then have not experienced one dropped connection.

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Hi

I have a ZyXEL 600 wireless router - it has worked without issues for years.

However yesterday evening my wireless router suddenly stopped broadcasting a signal.

2 different PC's and a wifi dongle attached to our TV were suddenly all unable to find my network.

The WLAN light on the router was still lit up. I connected my Acer Aspire 5742Z laptop to the router via an ethernet cable and it worked fine. I connected to the router and it said there were no errors.

I phoned ZyXEL support this morning and they dialled in, confirmed the router was reporting it was working. They installed inSSIDer on my PC and verified no signal was being picked up - but other local wireless networks were being picked up.

They suggested buying another modem as it was very old and could have just reached the end of its life.

So I bought a brand new Sitecom 300N x2 modem this morning, connected it up and have the exact same problem. All the right lights are on the modem (solid WLAN, DSL and Internet lights), I can connect via an ethernet cable but none of my devices can find a the wireless browser (but can find other networks and connect to them).

I've spent hours on the phone today to various tech people and gone through channel switching, changing encryption etc but nothing has worked. The router is sat in the same place it has been for the last 3 years and the laptop is inches from it but still no joy.

As far as I can see I've ruled out:
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Answer:Sudden loss of wifi, works fine with ethernet.

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So, I bought a lenovo G780 59359250 metal Intel Core i7 3632QM(2.20GHz) 17.3" Notebook and the wifi on it caps out at 1.5 megabytes per second on a 15+ megabyte connection. I literally had my old HP next to this laptop and this laptop going at the same time. The hp was clocking in at 12 megabytes and this one was doing 1.4 megabytes. Furthermore, when I download a bit, the wireless bars start to drop and I eventually lose the connection. As these issues are only on the Lenovo and not the HP, the issue is not with the network, but rather with the Lenovo itself. I've come to three possible conclusions 1. Windows 8 is doing this (unlikely, otherwise there would be rage everywhere)2. Windows 8 doesn't play nicely with the wireless card (possible)3. Wireless card is poor (very possible) I was wondering what other people thought. I'm thinking about getting an AC1200 wireless adapter for this laptop. Will this possibly remedy the situation? Thanks I really need the speed. 1.5 megabytes + connection drops are killing me >.<.

Answer:Lenovo G780 Slow Wifi + Connectivity Loss

hi nestharus,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you have the Atheros AR9485 Wireless Adapter, can you try this driver:
 
Drivers for Atheros AR9485 and Windows 8
Version: 10.0.0.234
OS: Windows 8 32/64bit
File: win8-10.0.0.234-whql.zip
 
Alternativey, does the issue happens also if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking? (if you get a stable good download then it's possible that a security software is interferring with the wireless connection).
 
 
 
Edit:
Using the Dink Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter will definitely improve the performance (you may need to set it to 2.4Ghz if you only have a single band router)
 
regards,
neokenchi

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My wife has a Dell Inspirion E1505. Earlier today the WiFi light quit working and she lost connectivity. It was working earlier in the day. When I got home, I checked Device Manager and everything appears to be functional. I installed a Compact Wireless G USB thingy to get it on the net. Below is the IPCONFIG /ALL, all deives indicate "Media Disconnected". I guess we need to get them connected? how?
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Snow_Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-39-0E-23-5B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d46f:4a58:ec90:cd4e%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.105(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:33:03 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 24, 2009 6:33:03 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.76.227.40
208.180.42.68
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network ... Read more

Answer:Wifi light quit working and loss of connectivity

Is the wireless switch the normal Dell Fn + F2? If the wireless LED doesn't go on the adapter, or a portion of the motherboard, is probably dead. It could also be a bad switch, but this is less likely if the switch is a key combination.
 

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Hi,

I have a Maxtor Fireball 40GB HDD connected via USB to my computer. It was working fine until a couple of days ago and I cannot now access it. I get a message stating that the drive isn't formatted. I've looked at the Disk Management utility within XP and the drive is shown (Only the drive letter), layout = Partition, Type=Basic, File System is blank and it shows as having 100% free space. The drive had a FAT32 File system and I suspect this has been corrupted some how. Is there a way of repairing the FAT without losing the data on the drive, or do I have to re-format?

Thanks,
M
 

Answer:Solved: Sudden loss of USB HDD

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I am using "Free Ram XP" to monitor my available RAM. For some reason my available ram will drop from over 300 to eventually single digits and of course I can't run anything without re-booting.
Anyone have any idea why this is and how to fix it?
Thanks in advance--
Dave
 

Answer:Solved: Sudden RAM loss

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hi, I was on my computer tonight when it suddenly just died. No power to the tower. I hit the power button and it started to power up for just a split second then went dark again. Tried unplugging, turning off power supply, then reconnecting. Still no good. I'm guessing power supply...any thoughts? BTW, there was a thunderstorm going on but at that time there was no activity and nothing else seemed to take a hit..no flickering lights or anything. And it's plugged into a heavy duty power strip with surge protection.
thanks...
 

Answer:Solved: Sudden loss of power

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OK so sound was definitely working fine a couple of hours beforehand. Did not install anything or change any settings, etc. I decided to launched a game, and realised there was no audio. I tried to bring up Volume Control from the system tray, and was greeted with the error "The audio device supported by this application is not detected. The application will exit." Didn't sound good. BTW, this was while using my Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE card.

The next thing I tried to do was to connect speakers to the integrated card and see if that worked (Soundmax audio device on P5B Deluxe). No luck. I also noticed that in Sound and Audio Devices under the Control Panel, it said "No Audio Devices.", with all options greyed out. Huh!? Confused.

I then went all out and uninstalled the Creative and Soundmax drivers and utilities completely, rebooted, and installed them both again afresh between reboots. Still no luck: Same errors. I also tried switching the PCI slot for the audio card as the previous slot was directly underneath the graphics card, but this didn't do the job.

Does anybody have a way out of this nightmare? I know a reformat is a solution to all problems, but I'd really like to avoid it right now, if at all possible.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Sudden loss of sound

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recently i was playing a game when i got an error with the blue screen of death, i didnt think much of it and restarted my pc, once i rebooted, it ran some kind of check on my hard drive, later on it happened again, and my pc refused to reboot, eventually i got it to reboot, but i just noticed i only have 700 MB left of Hard Drive space! I have no idea how this space is being used, but if someone could help me free it again, I would greatly appreciate it
 

Answer:Solved: Sudden Loss Of HD Space

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I have a dual boot XP + Ubuntu system, which has been running fine for a few months now, but I have suddenly found myself unable to connect to the internet with my computer running Windows. This occurred around two weeks ago and I have been getting by through just using Ubuntu, but now I'm trying to fix the problem I'm having no luck.
Basically no applications can connect to the internet. Firefox and IE cannot load webpages, no auto up-daters are working and no games will connect. However I can negotiate a LAN with my router (it seems).

Obviously no hardware is at fault as I can access the internet through Linux, and I have tried the computer on two separate connections: mine and my parents.
At first I tried using the repair network connection option in network connections, however this could not clear the ARP cache, which I had to do manually. Now it claims it can fully repair the connection but I am still not able to access the internet.
I have reset the TCP/IP stack and WINSOCK entries to default, but to no avail. There are no faults reported in device manager, and I've done nothing to my network adapter at all.
Below are my readings from ipconfig /all

C:\Documents and Settings\User>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HAWK
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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Answer:Solved: Sudden loss of connection in XP

Also, here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 12:52:11, on 02/01/2008

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe

C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

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Hello Folks. It may not seem much of a loss but I have suddenly lost .3gb from my disk I am wondering how and where it could have gone any ideas would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: sudden loss of disk space

That is really a very small loss. A restore point, new temp files, new temp internet files, new shadow copies, saved data from an application, a new "project" of any kind, etc. That small an amount is certainly to be expected to be gone in normal use.
 

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I am running a PC clone, Win XP SP3. It is using a wired connection to a router. Yesterday, out of no where, I lost connection to the internet. No browsers, Trillian, nothing that uses the internet works. I tried running a virus scan, malware scan and found nothing. I tried doing a system restore and it seemed to work, for a brief moment I had the internet again. Then, once more, it stopped working.

Since then, I've found that if I reboot my computer, or when coming from a cold boot, I will have internet access for a few minutes. Not even long enough to download a 185MB file or fully check my email.

Right now, the current speculation is that the onboard network connection is dying. What I'm trying to find out, is if that is possible or not. I'm not worried about having to buy a card - they're cheap. I am worried about buying a new card and it not fixing the problem.

Are there other things that can cause this to happen that I can/should look into first?
 

Answer:Solved: Sudden loss of internet connect

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I'm on a PPPoE connection and is under a Linksys Wireless Router.

My computer is connected via Ethernet cable to the Router. The computer is running Windows XP. My Anti-Virus is AVG Pro 8.

The Problem

Every night, I turn off the router because it is connected to a transformer which heats up quickly. Now, when I boot it up the next day, I lose my connectivity. I have to reset the Router settings and key it all in again, after then I'll regain connection.

Why am I losing connectivity?

Here's the stat of my ipconfig/all

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\User>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : user-bf291fcc97
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-5B-C2-DA-2B
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
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Answer:Solved: Loss of connectivity

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This may turn out to be a malware problem. For that I have a plan. I posted the problem in the network forum to gather your thoughts & advice as to how to approach the issue from a networking standpoint.

About a month ago, the LAN began losing connectivity. The office closes at 1530 & re-opens at 0630. The computers are left on all of the time. The loss occurs between 1530 & 0630.

Network consists of 14 PCs, in 2 locations. "A" & "B" are separated by about 500 meters, connected by a fiber optic line.

Also, the local server connects to a server, remote by a distance of hundreds of miles. This is supposed to occur at night.

The site has 2 locations; 4 PCs & a server at "A"; 10 PCs at "B". The server runs Win 2000 Pro SP4. The PCs are a mix of Win 2000 Pro SP4 & Win XP Pro SP2. All PCs & the server run Symantec AV Corporate. All 14 users are supposed to store their data on the server at "A".

Internet is currently DSL , at 128 kbps. A T1 line will be installed within the next 30 days.

The computers arrive from the remote, corporate office, configured for the local LAN, with Symantec AV Corp, static IP addresses, et al. The local office has no IT person on staff.

"A" is staffed by users who state they do not engage in dangerous internet activities. "B" is staffed by users who, among other things, play "Party Poker" at lunch time. They have been playing PP for &... Read more

Answer:Solved: Connectivity Loss

You're far ahead of me on this whole issue, but I'll throw out a couple ideas in case you can build on any of them.

"... get onto the network by unplugging the power of the SpeedStream 5871 modem, Cisco PIX firewall & HP router & turning off all of the computers ... "

No way to tell from this where the disconnect occurs--ISP/modem? modem/router? router/computers? Maybe you already know, but it would certainly help to know if the computers can still communicate with (ping) the router in the morning; or if the router still has an internet connection; etc. Has anybody tried to reconnect by trying just one of the quoted fixes?

Phone lines and coax cables can give slower service and/or disconnects in colder (or hotter) weather because of an insecure connection or a faulty component. W/o any knowledge I'm guessing that fiber optic connections can also be imperfect. So it is not impossible that the cold is an issue.
 

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I have been using Firefox 1.5.0.11 on my old WIN 98SE laptop. My ISP is RoadRunner, and they recently discontinued support and antivirus for WIN 98. Here's a summary of what suddenly happened when I last opened Firefox:

1) All my toolbar customization was gone.
2) All my search engines were gone from the drop-down box.
3) All my bookmarks were gone.
4) Firefox suddenly was opening in a non-maximized window. If I maximized it and closed it, it still opened not maximized, even if the computer was shut down in between.

The bookmark problem had happened to me once before, and I had saved the procedure for restoring them and was able to do so without any trouble. But when I went to the Mozilla site (using Firefox) to re-download the search engine add-ons, I got an error message stating that I needed a Mozilla-compatible browser like Firefox to download add-ons!

And... when I re-customized the toolbars by rearranging the elements, Firefox wouldn't save what I did. Every new window that opened had the default arrangement, and if I closed and reopened the browser, the customization was lost. Rebooting did nothing to help anything.

Does anyone have a clue what has happened and how to fix it? Thanks!

P.S. Does anyone know of an antivirus program that still supports (or at least is compatible with) WIN 98SE?
 

Answer:Solved: Firefox sudden loss of customization and bookmarks

Hi kayak1,

You might try deleting the localstore.rdf in the Profile folder. If it gets corrupted, it seriously messes up customizations.
This is from Mozilla to find the Profile folder.
Windows 95, 98, and ME

Profile folders are in one of these locations:

* C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>
* C:\Windows\Profiles\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder> . Click to expand...

Be sure to have Firefox closed before deleting the localstore.rdf file. When you restart Firefox, a new one will be created. You will be starting with the defaults, but it should retain any future customizations.
Be careful to NOT DELETE the one in the Program folder, just the one in the Profile.

It's quite possible you've picked up a virus if you've been without an AV program.
That can also seriously mess up Firefox.
Avast still supports Win 98 and they have a free version. DOWNLOAD HERE.
 

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My symptoms were: Computer screen would randomly develop horizontal lines of mixed blocky colors.Computer would randomly lockup rendering all buttons inoperative, except power button (long press).Computer would randomly power off just like pulling the battery off, with or without AC adapter. This is what I found: Under the lower memory module cover, I noticed that one end of a piece of shielding tape that crosses a divider between the two DIMM connector had come loose, and was making intermittent contact with the pins on the back of the DIMM connector. I pushed the corner of the tape back down with a small eyeglass screwdriver. For now, all my problems have disappeared.    I hope this works for you too.

Answer:Solved - W530 Intermittent Sudden Power Loss Shutdown

Sounds like the same idea as the static discharge issue that affected primarily the W520 machines.

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Based on what I saw in other posts, I first posted this in the security forum, but have gotten the "all clear" there. While I'm thrilled that there are no viruses or other malware, my problem remains. If you want to see the discussion from my other thread, you can view it here
http://forums.techguy.org/printthread.php?t=396551:

My original post:

I am connected via a DLink Router to a cable modem.

Recently I started losing a partial connection to the internet. Web pages will not load, but instant messengers will still work.

The symptoms are very similar to that posted by DarkWyz in this post http://forums.techguy.org/t396059.html.

I also have a Vonage VoIp phone, connected to the same router. It continues to work even when web pages will not.

Like DarkWyz, I regain connectivity by rebooting, repairing the network connection, and/or releasing and renewing the DHCP.

In troubleshooting, I have connected direcly to the cable modem and this problem does not occur. I restored the router to factory defaults, and set it up as if for the first time. No help.
 

Answer:Solved: Partial Connectivity Loss, Intermittent

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I am connected via a DLink Router to a cable modem.

Recently I started losing a partial connection to the internet. Web pages will not load, but instant messengers will still work.

The symptoms are very similar to that posted by DarkWyz in this post http://forums.techguy.org/t396059.html.

I also have a Vonage VoIp phone, connected to the same router. It continues to work even when web pages will not.

Like DarkWyz, I regain connectivity by rebooting, repairing the network connection, and/or releasing and renewing the DHCP.

In troubleshooting, I have connected direcly to the cable modem and this problem does not occur. I restored the router to factory defaults, and set it up as if for the first time. No help.

Based on the advice in the other thread, I did run a hijack this (while the problem was occurring). The log is below. Your help on this would be greatly appreciated!!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:10:07 PM, on 9/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
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Answer:Solved: Partial Internet Connectivity Loss

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 running on Windows XP that I recently reformated and reinstalled windows and a few of my applications onto. After reinstalling all my drivers and returning my configurations my Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG Wirelss Network Conn seems to have lost 3/4 of its transmitting range. I have tried reinstalling drivers, changing ip addresses, switching to windows controlled networking, installing drivers in a different order, chaning router settings, downloading new software from dell and intel, etc, etc, but cannot seem to restore the adaptor to its original range. Let me know if you have any suggestions. No spyware, viruses, virus protection software. It is really driving me crazy.

I also have a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
& 1394 Net Adaptor Installed
 

Answer:Solved: Loss of Wireless Connectivity Range

Check to see if the antenna leads have come loose. If you don't still have the paper document that shows how to get to those leads look for the Maintenance manual for your model on Dell's web site.
 

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Hi - I have a Dell Latitude D630, using XP SP2 and am having connectivity problems where I lose internet connection off and on all day (I get the bars showing status as connected and strength is good) and I get connectivity back after I reboot, only to lose it again. I am on a different wireless connection at home and have no problem with losing connectivity.
Thanks for you help.

Answer:[SOLVED] continual loss of inet connectivity

Problem solved - thanks anyway. Unplugged router, directed antenna's more toward problem laptop, rebooted and all is working.

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I have just upgraded my Windows 8.1 system to a compatible asus motherboard. Before I
did that, the DG834n used to lose connectivity every now and again (weekly). (It is not my ISP). Now I have got the new gear, it happened yesterday morning, this morning, and now! I have got my main machine plugged into it via Ethernet.
My new motherboard is an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. I did think about a router compatibility issue with the new motherboard and Windows 8.1, but why would the connection drop out every so often (twice today)?
Firmware is the latest (v1.02.15).
Any ideas or suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: NetGear DG834N connectivity loss

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Hello...

The state of my computer has been in steady decline. It all started when i got a message from my nortons internet security that winlogon.exe was trying to contact the internet...

I ran hijckthis, i ran spybot, i ran ad-aware. fixed items i thought needed to be fixed. I don't know if it was before or after all this, but i began getting pop ups from sites i know do not have pop ups, like my own. ran all the programs again. the same offenders keep popping up... i have posted my logs on this site but sadly no one had responded.

anyway, now every time i restart my computer, I get a dll error. every time it is a different dll. also, when on for an extended amount of time, say overnight, i lose internet connectivity, even though my cable modem is showing that there is lots of activity going on...

can anyone givew me a clue what's going on, or where i can begin looking? should i just scrap it all and reformat my computer?

thanks
 

Answer:Solved: dll errors, ad ware, loss of connectivity

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Hello, I have been having a problem recently with my desktop's wireless connections. I know the hardwire connections worked without a problem while I was living on campus but while I am at home on winter break I have to rely on a wireless setup. The machine's specs are listed next to my profile name, and I am using a Linksys wireless-N receiver and router. What happens is once I log on and the machine boots up it automatically connects to my secured and encrypted connection with full signal strength and pretty good speed. It is capable of full internet connectivity and web browsing, but it often fails after a while.

I have had this problem for a couple weeks, ever since I moved out of my dorm. My brother uses the same USB receiver and we tried switching out the adapters with the same result so I am also fairly certain the adapter is not the cause here. Typically, if I only browse the web the connection has no problems, but if I try to connect to Steam or use Himachi to connect to a LAN with some friends the signal changes from high strength to limited connectivity and displays the yellow triangle/exclamation point icon on the task tray. Once this occurs I am unable to connect to the internet whatsoever, though the signal strength from my router is still very strong. I live in an apartment and my room is right next to where the router is located with only a wall getting in between the adapter and router, so I don't think that's an issue either. Oh, and the... Read more

Answer:Loss of Wireless Connectivity/Limited Connectivity

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Hello, I have been having a problem recently with my desktop's wireless connections. I know the hardwire connections worked without a problem while I was living on campus but while I am at home on winter break I have to rely on a wireless setup. The machine's specs are listed next to my profile name, and I am using a Linksys wireless-N receiver and router. What happens is once I log on and the machine boots up it automatically connects to my secured and encrypted connection with full signal strength and pretty good speed. It is capable of full internet connectivity and web browsing, but it often fails after a while.

I have had this problem for a couple weeks, ever since I moved out of my dorm. My brother uses the same USB receiver and we tried switching out the adapters with the same result so I am also fairly certain the adapter is not the cause here. Typically, if I only browse the web the connection has no problems, but if I try to connect to Steam or use Himachi to connect to a LAN with some friends the signal changes from high strength to limited connectivity and displays the yellow triangle/exclamation point icon on the task tray. Once this occurs I am unable to connect to the internet whatsoever, though the signal strength from my router is still very strong. I live in an apartment and my room is right next to where the router is located with only a wall getting in between the adapter and router, so I don't think that's an issue either. Oh, and the... Read more

Answer:Loss of Wireless Connectivity/Limited Connectivity

accidentally posted in the Windows 7 forum, moved to the Internet and Networking forum. posting this comment until i figure out how to delete this thread
 

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A couple of days ago, my HP Presario V6000 (OS: Vista) was connecting to my WIFI through my router ( Linksys model WRT 54G) at home and working without any problems. Today, it will not connect to WIFI and not to the internet, but my Mini HP laptop does, through the same router and works fine, along with my desktop through which the router is connected. As far as I know, I didn't do anything that would cause this problem. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Laptop will not connect to WIFI, all of a sudden!

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I'm having WIFI connection issues with a Sony Vaio VGN-FW140E Laptop. After a connection is established it will randomly stop working.

The network adapter is a Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN using driver version 14.3.0.6

I have also tested the connection with a Cisco Valet AM10 WIFI USB adapter and received the same results.

All other devices connected wirelessly are not experiencing any connection problems.
EDIT: I just noticed that when the Vaio is connected my other laptop starts experiencing the same connection timeouts.

Ping 10.0.0.2 -t results on the other laptop when the Vaio is connected to wifi

Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1578ms TTL=64
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
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Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
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Request timed out.
Request timed out.
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Request timed out.
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1093ms TTL=64
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 10.0.0.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
 

Answer:Solved: WIFI connection loss every couple of seconds

change the channel on the router to use wireless channel 1 - just in case its interference - unlikely - but you do have another weaker signal also on channel 6 an 8 also overlaps

can we see an ipconfig /all from the other PC and the Vaio

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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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For some reason my laptop has decided to not connect to wifi, it will connect but I will not be able to access the Internet. Other devices are working so I know that there's nothing wrong with the actual wifi - it's my laptop! It has been going downhill just praying that it hasn't finally bitten the dust.
It's a Dell Inspiron 1525 running vista, hope you can help!
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Limited connectivity to wifi

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I have an HP Windows 8 laptop that used to have fast internet. But for a while now, it's only had 2-3, or sometimes even 1 bar. I am using my neighbors internet right now. My sister also has a windows 8 laptop, and she uses the same internet I do. But she has great internet, mostly full bars. I know my laptop is capable of having fast speed too, I just don't know how. I think there is a setting or program stopping it from having better connects. I just want to know if there is a way fix the problem without messing with the modem. One last thing, when the laptop first starts up, the internet is at full bars about 2 seconds, then goes down to about two. Any way I can fix this issue?
 

Answer:Solved: My Laptop's wifi Has Low Connectivity

I am using my neighbors internet right now.Click to expand...

Closing. See the Rules:
WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...
 

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Hello everyone!

I am literally at the end of the road here, I have read so many forum posts and taken so many pieces of advice but nothing seems to be working.

I am unable to connect to the internet on my desktop PC despite the fact it is pretty much next to my router and I am using a brand new wireless adapter.

I recently reformatted my old desktop PC, I installed some new RAM and added an additional Hard Disk.

I reinstalled windows XP professional with sp2.

I have just purchased the TP-LINK NANO USB ADAPTER (literally the newest model), I installed the drivers and software as stipulated on the box and the adapter appeared to work initially (albeit a little intermittently). I was able to download all of my audio and graphics drivers and able to download XP sp3 off the microsoft website and install it.

Since installing SP3 (and .NET framework 3.5) the wireless adapter essentially refuses to connect... a problem I have had so many times when trying to add wireless adapters on XP systems.

The PC finds my router, and either spends five minutes attempting to 'acquire network address' or connects but doesn't display anything on the screen when I open one of the browsers.

Running various tests and diagnostics, it seems like the PC cannot renew it's IP address?

Computer is currently showing the 'limited or no connectivity' icon despite being 'connected'.

Please help!

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Answer:Solved: Wifi connectivity issues on XP :(

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OK, so the Windows 10 engineers bollixed up the wifi connectivity part of the operating system. Everybody knows that by now. It seems they are making some progress in resolving it. Now, instead of seeing "Secured, No Internet" on your list of wifi connections, you see "Connected, Secured" EXCEPT no webpages will load. So you really aren't connected. It does seem to be a step in the right direction. Does anybody know when they plan on a full and complete repair of this screw up of epic proportions?

Answer:When will the wifi connectivity problems be solved?

wabbles said:

OK, so the Windows 10 engineers bollixed up the wifi connectivity part of the operating system. Everybody knows that by now. It seems they are making some progress in resolving it. Now, instead of seeing "Secured, No Internet" on your list of wifi connections, you see "Connected, Secured" EXCEPT no webpages will load. So you really aren't connected. It does seem to be a step in the right direction. Does anybody know when they plan on a full and complete repair of this screw up of epic proportions?



Hi Wabbles and welcome to Tenforums.

I've got 4 systems connecting via wireless; all adapters are different makes; all have zero issues, and two of them are old (wireless-G only). Most every issue I have seen with wireless connections has been driver-related. (Or, impending router failure.) I would suggest identifying your adapter model/make, and searching for different drivers that you can try out. And, sometimes an older driver works better than a newer one (just had this issue on a system I was working on yesterday). Also, verify you have these same connection issues when connecting to different routers, just to rule that out.

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I have an acer aspire 5742. My niece used it and after that i cld no longer connect to the internet. My router has excellent signal but i still cannot connect to the internet. Pls help

Answer:[SOLVED] Wifi connectivity problem

Click on the wireless icon and go into your Network Connections. If using the Windows wireless connection manager, Click on Advanced settings for your wireless network. Make sure all your settings are correct including SSID & password/encryption type.

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OK, so the Windows 10 engineers bollixed up the wifi connectivity part of the operating system. Everybody knows that by now. It seems they are making some progress in resolving it. Now, instead of seeing "Secured, No Internet" on your list of wifi connections, you see "Connected, Secured" EXCEPT no webpages will load. So you really aren't connected. It does seem to be a step in the right direction. Does anybody know when they plan on a full and complete repair of this screw up of epic proportions?

Answer:When will the wifi connectivity problems be solved?

Originally Posted by wabbles


OK, so the Windows 10 engineers bollixed up the wifi connectivity part of the operating system. Everybody knows that by now. It seems they are making some progress in resolving it. Now, instead of seeing "Secured, No Internet" on your list of wifi connections, you see "Connected, Secured" EXCEPT no webpages will load. So you really aren't connected. It does seem to be a step in the right direction. Does anybody know when they plan on a full and complete repair of this screw up of epic proportions?



Hi Wabbles and welcome to Tenforums.

I've got 4 systems connecting via wireless; all adapters are different makes; all have zero issues, and two of them are old (wireless-G only). Most every issue I have seen with wireless connections has been driver-related. (Or, impending router failure.) I would suggest identifying your adapter model/make, and searching for different drivers that you can try out. And, sometimes an older driver works better than a newer one (just had this issue on a system I was working on yesterday). Also, verify you have these same connection issues when connecting to different routers, just to rule that out.

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I have a Windows 7 64 bit computer that is connected to the internet through an ethernet cable to a 2-wire modem. Other computers at my home are connected wirelessly but I am not. I do have a NetGear print server and connect wirelessly with it to a printer. I am suddenly getting the notification "Native WiFi Default Profile Connected" even though I have been running the computer for a year without ever seeing this.

Is the wireless USB connection over-riding my ethernet connection? and is it possible to revert to having the ethernet connection be dominant? I prefer the ethernet connection for speed.
 

Answer:Solved: Native WiFi Default Profile sudden appearance

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Hey tech guys,

I've recently acquired a Nintendo DS Lite and I'm having trouble getting connected with WIFI.

I've obviously tried following the instructions in the booklet but I was wondering if anyone else could help me with this problem,

Cheers
 

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I'mtrying to connect my sons desktop to our exisiting home wireless and the network is not assigning a network address so I am unable to connect to the internet. Can you help?

THis is a new computer I have built and this is the final piece I am trying to setup. New install of WIn XP Pro. I have two other PCs in the house that currently use wifi with no problems; a laptop and my own desktop, both pcs are using the same Linksys network cards and connecting to a linksys router. Cable modem hookup is through comcast.

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Limited or no connectivity to Home WIFI

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Hello!

I have a Dell inspiron with windows 7.
I've never had a problem with my wifi until now. Today when I booted my laptop, windows installed automatic updates I left to let it load. After I came back, I noticed the laptop wasn't connected to the wifi. When I tried to, it told me there was a problem with connecting to it. I tried to troubleshoot the problem and it kept telling me the problem was my router and that a cable might not be pulled in right, but it's not that. Then, when I switched rooms and took the laptop into the room where my router is, the connection came back automatically like nothing ever happened, and it died again once I left the room. After some time passed and I tried switching rooms again, the wifi worked normally again.. kind of. It connects now but it has rather laggy connection sometimes. I'm afraid if I reboot the laptop, I'll lose connection again. This is very tedious and I'd like to fix this as soon as possible!

I have a feeling the automatic updates might have messed with something relating to the network? I don't know.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Update: I rebooted and the connection speed is now slower than it was before. Though I didn't have a problem with connecting to the actual network itself.
 

Answer:Solved: Wifi connectivity problems with Windows 7

Make sure you have the latest correct wireless driver. If an integrated adapter get the driver from Dell's web site.
 

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My Acer Aspire Laptop 5552-3698 is about 4 years old....a few months ago it began losing wifi connection shortly after logging on....then it would last for a while, then it got to where it only lasted 10 min. and I was able to click to reconnect it would last again for 10 min or so....then one day when I tried to reconnect there wasn't another to connect to...said I didn't have any connections available! I have 2 separate wifi connections at my home... So I have done all the virus scanners I own...everything I can think of...have no connection at times by only a min. or 2!!!! I Need HELP Please!!!!! It's useless with the wifi! Thanks in advance for any help!
 

Answer:Solved: Lose wifi connectivity then No connections available

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Good afternoon,

I have a networking question.

Can I plug a 5 port Ethernet switch to my DSL modem, connect 2 PCs to the switch, run a cable from the switch to the far end of my house, connect a Wireless n router for WIFI access for my laptop/iPhone and connect another PC, one BluRay player and a couple DirectTV DVRs to the wireless router? Please see attached diagram.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

 

Answer:Solved: Ethernet Switch/WiFi Router Connectivity

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Dear All,

I am using Probook 4330s. My Wireless connectivity looses when I unplug the power adapter.
My Wireless does not work when my laptop is running in battery mode.
Please help.

Regards,
Anbin
 

Answer:Solved: no WIFI connectivity when direct power is unplugged

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I have a three year old Dell Studio laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit. It is very bad at connecting to the internet wirelessly through wifi.
At home the router is in the room right next to me and its still inconsistent and often slow, although it can connect to the router when right next to it. When I go somewhere where the wifi is not particularly strong, especially public places, it sometimes connects but cannot load webpages, and sometimes it can't even connect even when there is a visible and decent signal. This is even when other people can connect fine with their laptops/iphones. In general it just has very bad connection.
This is really frustrating when I need internet anywhere besides home, any help is really appreciated!
 

Answer:Solved: Laptop has poor connectivity to any wifi network

Try going to the Dell website and see if you can get a new driver. Bad wireless connections is usually related to a fault in the driver. You can also check the antenna connections to be sure they are still fully seated. They are delicate and if you have never connected / disconnected one, you may want to seek assistance from a qualified technician.

Wireless adapters are really cheap these days, you could try buying a USB or PCMCIA wireless adapter if you can not get yours working.
 

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I'm having a problem with the WiFi connection on my windows 7 based laptop, it connects to my router fine, and will stay connected and working correctly for anything from 2 minutes to an hour, then it will lose internet access.
I'm still able to use the wifi connection to access the router but not the internet.

I do not have this problem when using my ethernet connection or with any other wifi devices on the network. I also do not think it is an issue with the router as I have had the problem with both my old d-link router and my new DrayTek Vigor 2710D. I have already tried updating my drivers to the latest versions.

EDIT: forgot to mention, once the net drops, the only way I can get it back is to disable the network adapter and re-enable it

Any ideas?

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-C4-82-C8-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b5d8:707a:b094:ea7a%19(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.12(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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Answer:Solved: Laptop wifi losing internet connectivity

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Hi,

I just bought a Sony Vaio with Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Network Adapter.

I primarily use the notebook at my home & office network.
Home Network Router: Linksys WRT54G
Office Network Router: Beetel 450BXi (ADSL2+Modem)

The issue am facing is while am on to the network (mostly home network) suddenly it goes into limited connectivity & gets disconnected; while other PC's remain connected.

And then you have to either re-install the Wireless LAN driver or re-start numerous times.

This has been happening regularly. Pls assist in resolving the issue.
 

Answer:Solved: Limited Connectivity: Intel WiFi Link 5100

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First post here in the forums, hopefully this will make some sense.I have a cable modem and a Belkin router. Yesterday my desktop computer (plugged into my router) was not connecting to the internet. The odd thing is that my iPhone and iPad both connected to the WiFi from the router. We have not had any power outages recently or other issues. The only thing i have done recently is install Windows Live essentials. My computer is fairly old, but I keep everything up to date as far as drivers and other programming. It is running XP. I think I am pretty computer savvy, but this is driving me crazy. I have cycled power to both the modem and the router to no avail. Please provide any assistance available. Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Desktop Internet connectivity issues, but WiFi works.

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My Mesh PC has decided not to play DVDs anymore today.The error message suggests a fault on the TV Out of my graphics card is preventing access throught the analogue copyright! Sounds double dutch! The video card is an NVidia Geforce 3 Ti200 which seems perfect otherwise it had the latest driver installed some weeks ago.Don't want to buy a new card if its a software problem but am lost for ideas at present.

Answer:Sudden loss of DVD playback

The fact that you installed the latest nvidia drivers is the clue: recent drivers have caused problems with DVD playback, especially with PowerDVD giving the message the TVOut has been disabled. You will need to go back to your earlier drivers.

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Hi I turned my pc on this morning and when windows booted up on the task bar there was an icon which says "no audio out put device installed" so I restarted the computer, problem still there. I checked the device manager and its says hd audio installed and has no unrecognised parts. So I then went to bios and the audio is turned on. The only other thing I can think of is that the drivers have somehow become corrupt, would I be right?Thanks Alan

Answer:Sudden loss of sound

Not always windows updates can cause that do you use auto updates?.Try a system restore

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Question: sudden power loss

hi guys
a question else where obout turning off power by pressing the power button has promted me to ask this question im in a village where power loss happens fairly often somtimes for just a couple of minuets sometimes for hours is the sudden loss of electrisity liable to be a problem like pressing the power button to turn off your pc im mainly surfing the web so losing work is not a problem
mick

Answer:sudden power loss

If you are not working on a document or editing a video or just about anything that you might need to save then having a power cut should not do any damage, you might get a nag screen when you reboot saying windows was not shut down correctly etc but apart from that,It should hopefully not be to much of a problem.
Of course pressing the power button still allows your PC to shut down correctly whereas a power cut does not.

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I have an X201T, two years old, 8 cell battery. I had definitely noticed a deterioration in battery life, down to about 2.5 hours of active work. But suddenly the battery does not charge at all and I'm notified the battery condition is poor, time to replace. Interestingly, this occurred after the machine spent a couple of weeks unplugged, not used at all. Is this expected? I had assumed a gradual deterioration towards zero, not a sudden absolute death. Could it be a software problem in the power manager, or some such thing? Thanks for any help you can give me. Greg.  













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Answer:sudden loss of battery?

It's not unusual for one or more cells in a Li-Ion battery to fail after a couple of years. The result is either that the battery is completely dead or suddenly drops a large amount of reported charge, e.g. goes from 80% to 40% in a matter of seconds. This can happen if you let the battery go to 0% for an extended time period.
 
One thing to try: Go into Power Manager, Battery Information tab and click the "Battery Maintenance" button in order to try to "recondition" the battery. If it doesn't work the first time you may want to try once or twice more. No guarantees that it will work.

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Hello. I recently upgraded from an old IDE drive to a SATA drive and installed everything fresh including my OS. After I got everything set up and personalized the way I had it I began installing games. The first I tried was Battlefield BC2. Ingame on a full 32 man server I was getting 50+FPS constantly with maxed settings in DX10. I played for a while and figured I had everything worked out with the new SATA so I started mass installing all of my games. After everything was finished, I rebooted, loaded updates, etc and the next day when I went to get on BC2, my framerates were in the toilet. 25-30FPS instead of the 50+ I was accustomed to. I checked the drive and it was 85% fragged for some reason. I defragged and tried again but got no performance increase. It was then I noticed that when the game is running my CPU usage is at 100% the entire time. I did a bit of overclocking (each core over by 200mhz) and noticed a bit of an increase in performance. I have stock cooling however and don't want to keep my CPU overclocked at 100% load with it. My question is, why when I had fresh installed everything and before I loaded all my other games onto the drive was BC2 working perfectly and smooth, but after I installed my other games the performance took a crap? Thanks in advance for any help offered.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200, XP, 512 RAM. I have had it for 4 years and it suddenly developed some serious problems. Windows boots up and runs. Internet explorer also runs. But I am unable to open Outlook, Word, Office, Adobe. I get Error25090. Office setup encountered a problem with the office source engine, system error -2147024893. Please open C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\SETUP.CHM and look for "Office Source Engine" for information on how to resolve this problem.I have no idea where to start....THe above file has no setup.chm file.

Answer:Sudden Loss of Applications

Unistall and then reboot and reinstall Office is the easiest solution.  

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Question: Sudden power loss

Hi

I'm putting together a computer for my dad out of a few parts I no longer need and was creating a new partition on the hard drive in preparation for a format and installation of Windows.

However, whilst the the partition was being created the power died. Now the machine won't switch on. There is a red LED on the motherboard that lights up when the power button is pressed and the processor fan twitches, but doesn't start turning. There's no power to the CD-ROM drive.

I've tried disconnecting all disk drives, removing/switching position of RAM etc, but nothing seems to work.

The case and power supply are new and the machine was working fine for 30/45 minutes prior to this happening.

I'd appreciate any thoughts - I'm afraid it might be a problem with the motherboard, but am not really sure.

Thanks in advance, Jake
 

Answer:Sudden power loss

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Server is a PE4400 running NT, we will be migrating to 2003 on a PE2950 in the near future.

Hard drive config is Raid 5, 3 x 16GB hard drives.
Drive c:\ is a 4GB container
Drive d:\ a 25GB container

During Thursday 1GB disappeared from drive c:\, I noticed the amount of space dropping away. We were able to create some space to allow operations but have to constantly monitor this.

Drive c:\ correctly displays a 4GB capacity but reports 3.5GB in use and 500MB free space. There is only 2.3GB in data so there should be at least 1GB free.

Have tried running chkdsk /f after discussing with our support provider but this hasn't resolved the problem.

After running chkdsk /f the following is in the event log under event id 41 and source of afadisk

The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the device \disk0\partition2 with label "Dell Server".

Would chkdsk c: /f /r resolve the problem?

The drive is online so there is nothing physically wrong with the drive at least what I can understand. Is it worth having the drive replaced?

Would be grateful for any guidance that can be provided.
 

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Question: Sudden speed loss

Hey there guys.

Basically all of a sudden my computer has started to dramatically slow down randomly.

It seems to be happening when I do something a little heavy like rendering, but generally doesn't go away and I'm forced to turn off my computer. If I try to ctrl-alt-delete to check mem usage I get an error saying it couldn't open. I have used this pc for a long time and it has always worked fine. I re-installed windows hoping this would help but it hasn't, leaving me to think its some kind of hardware error.

Please help

Specs:

Msi p35 neo mobo
Nvidia GeForce 9800gt 512m
Intel quad q6600 2.4gz
4gb ram
Windows 7 x64
 

Answer:Sudden speed loss

what make of laptop is it???
has it got onboard diagnostics...i would run a hard drive test
you can use a program like seatools to test the health of the hard drive
also reseat the RAM, if there are two DIMMS try them one at a time to see the results
maybe resetting the BIOS to defaults might help

pk
 

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I've recently upgraded my GPU and PSU to a GTX 650TI 2GB Boost Superclocked and Seasonic M12II 620W, and noticed a sudden loss in RAM after installing the new hardware. Originally, my PC had 6.00GB of RAM, but when I check the system information, it says that only 4.00GB of RAM are present. Is it possible that the introduction of these components affected my RAM? I'm completely in the dark with this one, any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Sudden RAM Loss After PSU & GPU Installation

First thought would be to double check that the ram modules haven't been knocked about and are actually seated properly still.

How much RAM does the BIOS show installed?

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My Widows XP system has lost access to all USB portsI have tried reinstalling drivers but get error signal saying they are missing or corrupted. My USB keyboard works fine on the setup screen but when XP starts nothing . I am having to use Linux OS to type this. Have searched Microsoft for replacement drivers but can't seem to find any. Cant use printer or USB pocket flash drives in XP , but all work fine on Linux so must be an XP fault. Am a bit dubious about using these sites that offer to " update all drivers " for free , anyone had any experience of these ?

Answer:Sudden loss of all USB ports

You should not need to manually update the drivers. Simply uninstall ALL USB Ports, then re-start PC. All Ports should then work as normal.

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Hey, I was setting up streaming between my 360 and W7 Laptop yesterday and encountered some problems so what I did was remove myself from my homegroup and eventually got it working...not the point...however since then I can no longer save files in anything other than the documents, pictures, music etc. folders or sub-sub folders because I no longer have permissions to do bloody anything. That also goes for all the things currently on my desktop which I can no longer access!

can anyone help?

Answer:Sudden loss of permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by W477ZY


Hey, I was setting up streaming between my 360 and W7 Laptop yesterday and encountered some problems so what I did was remove myself from my homegroup and eventually got it working...not the point...however since then I can no longer save files in anything other than the documents, pictures, music etc. folders or sub-sub folders because I no longer have permissions to do bloody anything. That also goes for all the things currently on my desktop which I can no longer access!

can anyone help?


W4

are you logged on as admin or a std user? you are going to have to revert the perms back to what they were or add your user name to the group that owns the files.

What I would do is to take ownership of the entire library. instructions are here Take Ownership Shortcut

hope this helps

ken

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Hi. Just found this forum while looking for some assistance for a problem that has literally occured overnight. I inherited this computer from my son after he moved on to a new one.I am not exactly a computer noob but certainly no expert either. I have been using the computer for about 6 months with no problems. I was using it late Saturday night and there was nothing wrong with the sound. I turn it on and fire it up Sunday morning to see the speaker icon on the Taskbar has a little red cross along side it and a box telling me 'No Audio Output Device is Installed.' I found this forum and started looking through it trying everything recommended.I tried System Restore but that made no difference. I tried the Windows Help with the option to automatically fix the problem but it didn't. If I go into Control Panel...Hardware and Sound...Sound...Manage Audio Devices, I get a box with Digital Display Audio,AMD Audio Device,not plugged in.If I right click on this I find 'Show Disabled Devices' and 'Show Disconnected Devices' both ticked. I'm pretty sure I used to see a Realtek icon on the Taskbar but there is'nt one there now although I do have a Realtek folder in my Programs but there is no exe file in there? Anyway I would be grateful for any advice or suggestions you could give me.
Regards and thanks in advance.

Answer:Sudden loss of sound.

Well I reinstalled the Realtek driver and everything is working now,

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I had almost 300 g of 500 g free and suddenly it went to under 100 g. I did a system restore from before the memory loss and it is still there. can I find these 'files' and delete them or what is the problem?

Answer:sudden loss of HD space

Download: TreeSize Free Portable , unzip and run. Should give you some idea where all the space taken.

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Question: Sudden memory loss

A little bit involved and difficult to explain.! My Outlook program started to act in astrange way. It would come up and within a few seconds left the screen. I checked my C drive and noticed that it showed red and I had about 1.5 GB left The day before I had about 35 GB left. I use a Maxtor Mini as one of 2 back up drives which is set to back up each day. I checked this and that was also in red and near capacity, and I had a message "last backup failed."

I have tried to locate, on my C drive, where this memory consumption occurred by looking for a file that would show around 33GB...no luck.

I am using a Toshiba laptop Vista.

Any ideas?

Gerald
 

Answer:Sudden memory loss

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For a couple of years, I have been using Philips GoGear Vibe MP3 plaers through a Belkin 7 port hub with no problem. A couple of days ago. the player was no longer recognized by the computer, eithe through the hub or connected directly to the computer ( Dell Dimension 8400 4GB memory).

The wireless mouse, which was connected via the hub, froze, and operated once I connected directly to the computer. Hard drives connected to the hub worked, but flash drives no longer did.

I changed hubs, changed cables, re-installed chipsets, etc., etc., but everytime I connected the Philips player, it, in fact, destroyed the hub's ability to handle all connections.I also tried a new Philips with updated firmware, and that did not work.

Philips' tech support has no idea what is wrong. Since I just installed another Belkins 7 port hub ( I also had the same problem with others manufacturers' products), everything works as it should, except that I stay away from connecting the MP3 player to the computer, either through the hub, a cable to the hub, or directly to the computer. To download data, I save to a flash drive, then use my notebook (W7 OS) as a transfer conduit from flash drive to MP3.

So, if anyone has an idea of what could be , or is, the problem, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.

Answer:A sudden recognition loss by XP SP3

Does the Hub have a power adapter? Is it the correct one? Be sure to use the power adapter on the hub. Be sure you are plugging the hubs power adapter directly into the wall and not through a Surge Protector or extension cord. Are you plugging the source USB cable (from the Hub) into the Back USB port of the computer and not the front? The back USB ports are stronger. Devices that are not being recognized or crashing while using a hub are caused by not enough power. Try the above and also try a different USB data cable from hub to the computer. Try a different port on the computer. Low powered USB devices like keyboards and mice can go in the front because they don't require as much power.
If all of that fails, then With the hub installed, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager, do you see any devices with yellow marks? or under USB, do you see an Unknown Device? if so, right click it and uninstall it. Unplug the Hub and restart the computer then after it loads, plug the USB source cable back into a different USB port on the computer.
What is the make and model of your computer? If it is a name brand computer (HP, Dell etc) Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site type in your make and model and download the Chipset driver for your model.

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Hi, I'm new here but it looks like a very informative and friendly forum... can you help?Last night, whilst playing "Painkiller" (I'm 38, don't start!), I had a sudden loss of power to my desktop; without any warning and no jarring to the case, it suddenly died.Monitor, speakers, external HD all carried on working.When i switch off the power at the wall and switch back on (UK 240V), there is a momentary flicker of life as the case fans (and leds) flare up for a tiny flicker and then die. It will do this once only... subsequent pressing of power button does nothing, HOWEVER if i disconnect power to the wall and reconnect, it will do the same thing.I opened it up and the processor, PSU fans all start momentarily and then die.No other equipment in the house flickered at the time (like lights or TV).Am I right in thinking it's the PSU that has suddenly died? (One thing of interest... a week ago I updated my video driver to ATI Catalyst 7.9; this wouldn't run any of my Half life installation so I removed it and reinstalled version 6.Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated.AMD Athlon 2.2, running at 3.21GB RAMRadeon 9600 graphicsOnboard sound.Fancy case.

Answer:Sudden loss of power

Forgot to add:I have a 400w power supply and ASRock K7S8X motherboard.

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I plugged in a new fan to help keep my hdd's cool, and i plugged it into the board (turned off), and when i turned it back on, everything was good, speed fan detected it and it was running smooth. But, i noticed that my hdd light was continually on, but the hdd's weren't reading, so i shut down, and i unplugged the fan, hoping maybe that caused it. When it restarted, suddenly it was in 640x480. So, i checked the display settings, now it suddenly had every resolution up to like 3400x2048, but not my resolution of 1680x1050.

Frustrated, i uninstalled the video card, and reinstalled, same thing. Sooo, i uninstalled the drivers and software, restarted, and reinstalled. SAME THING.
Frustrated, i slammed my fist on the keyboard, and then came here.

The video card is a integraded ATI raedon xpress 200, the motherboard a ECS elitegroup RS482-M754.
 

Answer:Sudden loss of resolution

1680x1050
Mine doesn't show that one in my driver setup.

It is a normal one though (wide)
I wonder if the drivers you loaded does not have this one either
And the old drivers did

Go through the video settings and confirm there is no option saying enable wide
 

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I have a Lenovo T61, Type 7663 laptop with the 14.1" widescreen LCD and NVidia graphics chip. The laptop has been working flawlessly for the past year, and yesterday, the LCD stopped displaying video. The laptop was in my car (it was about 30 degrees outside) for a few hours. I took it inside, but I didn't turn it on. (It might've been in sleep mode, though). After about 6 hours later, I turned the laptop on and everything was fine, but the battery was dead (5% remaining). Right after logging into Windows, the battery indicator starting flashing orange, and the laptop went into standby. I plugged the AC adapter in, and woke the laptop up. The backlight came on, but no video appeared on the screen. I hard rebooted the laptop, the power indicators glowed properly, but the screen only lit after about 5 seconds. Only the backlight came on, no POST message or boot logo. The system boots fine without the LCD output, and I can even turn on the bluetooth, and change the brightness setting of the LCD. After connecting an external monitor, the picture comes in perfectly clear without any distortion. There was nothing wrong at all before the screen stopped displaying video. I took the laptop apart today, using the HMM, and removed the screen, and unplugged and reconnected both ends of the LCD cable and inverter connections. Still nothing. Only the backlight. This is nothing like the ATI chip issue on my old T41 where any flexing of the laptop will cause temporary failure. No flexing or ... Read more

Answer:T61 - Sudden Loss Of Video on LCD

After keeping the laptop powered on and plugged in for about 2 hours, the screen was still blank. I hard rebooted the laptop, and voila, the LCD displayed the ThinkPad POST logo. The screens has worked flawlessly since then. Hope this might help someone in this peculiar situation.

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I recently did a huge cleanup on my com, I made sure i have space.
I slowly have been losing my preformance i once had.
I'm wondering what are the best combination's for Speed + security, i am a gamer, But i allso value my security?.
 

Answer:Sudden loss in preformance

Srry with bein short.
I run a Nvidia geforce 8 Series
Core 2 duo Laptop
with 2gb of ram vista.

DDR3 Quality.

Updated service pack 1, Along with updates for my video card ect.
game loading ect has gone down from 1 second(Geting on a map) To about...30 seconds and thats a very noticeable change
not to mentipon i sit therre for some games for maybe like 10mins and they never coome...
 

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HiI`ve had a wireless connection with a single laptop working perfectly for over a year. (Sweex ADSL router) The problem now is suddenly I cant view web pages. When the router is switched on I can access the net with excellent signal but only for a few pages. The ISP said it was a networking prob. So I reset the router and created a new wireless connection but the problem persists.I made the new connection with ethernet cable and set WEP security. Any idea what has caused this to happen and what else can I try. It happens when conncted with the ethernet too.I cant stay online long enough to find a solution from searching the forum.Thanks Elle2u

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Greetings,

All of the sudden about two weeks ago my laptop computer's performance dropped dramatically with no apparent explanation. I'm an avid gamer so I immediately noticed massive frame losses across every title I have. I've retraced my steps and just cannot figure this one out. If this is perhaps a clue, I've noticed in some game's net-graphs, some frame drops are coincided with severe packetloss/traumatic internet activity. It's an alienware laptop with top of the line parts and prior to these issues I had great performance with the current configuration of running programs/processes. I have completed all of the steps prior to posting this log also. Thanks in advance for your time.

Deckard's System Scanner v20070426.43
Run by Alienware on 2007-06-01 at 20:40:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2007-06-02 00:40:21 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as Alienware.exe) -------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:41:28 PM, on 6/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\... Read more

Answer:Sudden Severe Performance Loss

Bump for 48hrs

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I've got no idea what to think of it, why it happened and because of what. I have 2 displays, had them for 2 years now and Nvidia GTX 9700. One of them is connected to my graphic card via HDMI and the other one is plugged via DP. A few minutes ago, while I was talking to my friend on Facebook, suddenly my screens went blank and after a second both of my screens were linked via Nvidia Surround - thought that it's strange as I didn't ask for it and didn't give this command. But ok, went to Nvidia control panel and unchecked option "span displays with surround". Applied and from this moment my 2 screens stopped working. The one connected via HDMI. First of all - whaaaaaaaaaaat????
What's going on in a first place that system changes display properties without any action on my part.And second - why now my second display stopped working?
I know that it's not the cable cause when I unplug HDMI, then the 2 monitor starts working. In Nvidia Control Panel I can change settings in only one monitor(one connected via HDMI), in Windows settings I do see 2 displays but the one that was working just a minute ago, is greyed out and I can only change settings of one. What's going on here?

Edit: Forgot to mention. Did system restart, it didn't help. In device manager I can see 2 monitors, there is nothing wrong with them.

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Iíve recently come across a problem with my wireless internet connection. Iíve never had any problems with the internet or connecting to my wireless router from my laptop, but suddenly the internet stopped working. In the wireless connection finder thereís no wireless connections available. My laptop is less than a year old running on windows xp media center edition.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Sudden Loss Of Wireless Detection

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Answer:Sudden loss of sound - very puzzling...

I have a fairly new (~3 months old) MultiVision PC with the following relevant components:Windows XP HomeAMD Athlon 2200+Videologic 5.1 surround sound speakers (ZXR 500)Avance AC97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio ControllerMy sound was running fine - in fact it was excellent - until suddenly the sound stopped coming from 3 of the 6 speakers. All I have now is sound from the 2 front speakers and from the subwoofer.I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the sound card drivers but without any improvement.The VERY ODD thing is that ALL the speakers work just fine when I run the speaker test in the "AC97 Audio Configuration" window. (And yes, I have set the configuration to 6 channel/5.1 sound.) (And yes, all the volume controls are set right.)This is driving me mad!! What might be the problem, please?Thanks in advance...Maughan

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I run Office 2007 on a Windows 7 laptop. In the last week my Word and excel failed to copy style settings just text is copied. I've tried the normal solution using Office button>Word options>Advanced>Cut, Copy & paste without success. Any help?
 

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Hi everyone,I did a normal Chkdsk using XP's Error checking tool on one of my partitions, and after the scan, I suddenly lost all of the free disk space on that partition. I had 10 gig worth of free space before the Chkdsk and after that, only 4 Mb. During the scan, it said 'insufficient disk space to place bad clusters'.I did the same on my other partition, which had about 45 gig worth of free space, and the same thing happened to that one, after the scan I only had about 2 gig left. And I got the same msg while doing the scan as well.Can someone tell me what happened and how can I fix the problem?Many thanks.

Answer:Sudden loss of Disk Space

You need to have 15% free disk space on the C drive if you expect Windows to function properly. Delete some stuff, run CCleaner and then try again.What are you using for virus and spyware protection? Run your scans in safe mode with system restore turned off. Then run the free scan at www.trendmicro.comThen post back.If the computer is not clean then all bets are off. What prompted the chkdsk in the first place? WHat preceeded all of this?

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After running a clean-up utility on my older computer (700mhz Celeron) I rebooted and when Windows opened I had absolutely no use of my keyboard and mouse. The mouse is a Microsoft Optical and the keyboard is a Compaq. The mouse connects to the keyboard through a USB port, then the keyboard to the tower through another USB. I have tried connecting through one of the other USB ports, rebooting several times, and have even tried using a serial port adapter with no results. It simply will not recognize any USB hardware. The computer reboots normally but without any input device I can't start up in Safe Mode or even reformat the hard drive, for that matter.
Can anyone suggest a fix for this problem?
 

Answer:Sudden loss of keyboard and mouse

Which version of Windows?
You may have lost the USB driver. Check Device Manager.
 

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After running a clean-up utility on my older computer (700mhz Celeron) I rebooted and when Windows opened I had absolutely no use of my keyboard and mouse. The mouse is a Microsoft Optical and the keyboard is a Compaq. The mouse connects to the keyboard through a USB port, then the keyboard to the tower through another USB. I have tried connecting through one of the other USB ports, rebooting several times, and have even tried using a serial port adapter with no results. It simply will not recognize any USB hardware. The computer reboots normally but without any input device I can't start up in Safe Mode or even reformat the hard drive, for that matter.
Can anyone suggest a fix for this problem?

Answer:Sudden Loss Of Keyboard And Mouse

i think its drivers . . .

when you got the mouse and keyboard, did you get an adapter for the usb plug where you plug it into one side, and then you can plug the other side into a PS/2 port?

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I have been using my Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop since August 2007 with Windows XP Professional and MS Office 2007 Professional. On Thursday last week I tried to open Outlook 2007 but got an error response as follows:

"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Errors have been detected in the file C:\Documents and Settings\kevin Edwards\Local Settings|Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file. For more information about the Inbox repair tool, see Help."

Couldn't find the .pst file (hidden, in fact there was no Local Settings folder) so checked 'hidden' box in next higher folder properties. As I was short of time decided to cancel and resolve later.

Two days later I started computer and got error message:
"Unable to create C:\Documents and Settings\kevin Edwards\Local Settings\Application Data\BVRP Software\Net Waiting\MoHlog.txt file".

Clicked on OK button.

First thing I noticed was a lot of the icons on the desktop were missing. Trying to open Outlook gave the following response:

"An extension failed to initialize. Cannot open file: extend.dat. The file may not exist, you may not have permission to open it, or it may be open in another program. Right-click the folder that contains the file, and then click Properties to check... Read more

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On 2 occasions recently my A30 has suddenly just cut out dead, almost like a power cut (although it wasn't!). If I tried to re-boot straight away it would only get to the login screen and then completely cut out again. If I then leave it for an hour-or-two (to cool down?) it boots up OK. Curiously, you do NOT get the usual 'windows was not closed down properly, now checking disk for errors' message i.e. it just booted up normally, however the 2 Word documents I was working on were recovered OK.

My feeling is that it may be a hardware fault, possibly relating to temperature? Anyone out there got any ideas? Thanks in anticipation....

Answer:Satellite A30 - sudden power loss

Hi

It could be an overheating issue. If the temperature goes to the critical limit so the OS shuts down the unit. This is an overheating protection of the Toshiba notebooks.
Well, the overheating issue is a very serious problem. I would recommend to check the cooling ventilators for a dust. Try to clean this with the vacuum cleaner.
If the problem remains so you should contact the service partner.


Bye

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My daughter's Windows 7 laptop just started having problems this week with youtube.

The "spotlight" or "suggestion" videos on the right of the page show up just as white rectangles (that is there is no image in the thumbnail).

Even when logged in, she can't comment on a video or "like" it.

Here are several things that it's not:javascript (it's enabled)
flash player (I uninstalled, then reinstalled it from scratch)
cookies (I cleared the youtube cookies)
cache (I cleared the browser cache)
browser (same problem happens in latest version of firefox, ie, chrome)
user account (problem replicates whether from my admin account, or her non-admin account, on the machine)

So what's going on? I can usually troubleshoot this stuff great, and this one has me stumped.

Answer:Sudden loss of functionality with youtube

Maybe the following will be helpful.

If you right-click on the "spotlight" or "suggestion" thumbnails in youtube when it's working, you can view the associated image, which will be something like http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/lJnEp7u19oM/default.jpg (standard thumbnail for a video).

However, if you do the same thing on my daughter's computer, the associated image is always http://s.ytimg.com/yt/img/pixel-vfl3z5WfW.gif regardless of the video. This is a 1x1 pixel blank or white image.

If I google that http://s.ytimg.com/yt/img/pixel-vfl3z5WfW.gif url, I get suggestions of malware at work. Troubling. Remember, this behavior is the same on the computer regardless of the account used to log into Windows, or regardless of the browser being used, or whether logged into youtube or not.

Another concerning thing - see http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-re...urned-off.html - is that the computer's system restore got mysteriously turned off, which is another SOP for malware.

However, I did scans of the computer in safe mode using AVG and SuperAntiSpyware, and it came up clean, and the daily AVG scans come up clean as well.

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Hi, For the past year or so I've been using a telstra broadband manager USB to connect to the internet, now all of a sudden I am getting no internet access, not just from the broadband manager but from other networks aswell. I have tried my phones hotspot, other USB's and WiFi's to none of them working.

It would start up and work for about 15 seconds, and then internet access would just cut out completely. I have AVG Internet Security 2012 installed and I have tried disabling the firewall (Windows firewall also) and yet it still doesn't work.
Code:
[SIZE="1"]Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 8:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 (Tunngle)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-D8-FD-A7-AA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-48-17-AD-8C
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Answer:Sudden loss of internet access

I would start by uninstalling AVG, run the AVG Remover, and ...

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista and 7 and 8.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt. [For Windows 8: <Windows Logo> + x - Command Prompt(Admin)]

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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hello!
I have a laptop that I mostly use at work, but bring home on the weekends and use the internet connection.
Well I was on the internet just fine last night at my home, but I came to work this morning and it says that it can not find the internet connection. At first when I checked the connection through "net work connections" it said "No Local Area Caonnection".
So, I restarted the computer and then it says that it can't find any wireless connections. When I tryed to find the wireless connection it said "Windows Can't configure Wireless Connection". So I don't really know where to go from here. Can anyone please tell me what to do?
Thanks!
 

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Ok here's my setup XBox 360 with a VGA cable connecting to my monitor an adapter from the 2 RCA plugs to a 3.5mm plug that goes into my SoundBlaster Audigy sound card's line in jack. My Creative 5.1 surround sound system is connected to the other jacks on the sound card. Now since I set this up it had worked all great. Today i turn on the Xbox and there's no sound. My PC's sound is still working so its not the speakers or the sound card and i checked the connections. It was just working yesterday and I have no idea why its not working anymore.
Any insight?

EDIT: Took the sound plug out of the sound card and plugged it into the jack on the monitor (it has built in speakers) and i'm gettin sound still would rather have them going through my 5.1 system.
 

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So I'm having a very annoying issue. At around 11pm last night, my PC completely lost access to the internet. It is definitely not my connection, as the two other PCs in my house which are connected through the same router as mine still have access to the internet. However, if I use system restore and restore my PC to July 12 (about 3 days ago), my internet connection works fine. However, if I wait another 6 hours or so the same thing will happen and I have no idea what's causing it.

I'm running Windows XP SP3. The only software that I've installed in the past week or so is Belarc Advisor (which I recently uninstalled) and the Heroes of Newerth Beta client (it's a game). Other than that I have no knowledge of anything else installed on my PC.

I have attempted some fixes with no avail. I've reinstalled my ethernet drivers. I've done a complete scan of my computer using ESET Smart Security 4. I uninstalled both of those applications that I previously mentioned. Unfortunately none of it has worked and I have a feeling that my internet access will cut out again at any moment in which I will be forced to use system restore again. And no, I don't have any ZoneAlarm products installed. Could that windows update possibly have affected other software?

Oh and one more thing! I have also used system restore to an earlier restore point (I think it was July 9th or 10th) and my internet access did not work. I have tried any restore points earlier ... Read more

Answer:Sudden loss of internet access

Oh, and for fun here's a HijackThis log!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:38:19 AM, on 7/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\System Update\UpdateCenterService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcAppFlt.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin32\nSvcIp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\... Read more

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Occasionally, I will lose both my internet connection and my sound. I can usually just disconnect the internet and reconnect and it's find, but to get back the sound, I have to reboot. This seems to happen more when I'm playing CDs, but perhaps that's when the loss of sound is most obvious. It definitely happens at other times too.

I have XP and a DSL connection.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

-Rachel
 

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Up unti yesterday I was able to burn my dvd video files using either Nero or ones, however I am suddenly getting unexpected crashes on nero and ones will now not locate any drives. I thought I would see if i could find a work round and downloaded a 15 trial of blaze media, that however fails with a runtime error.

I am still able to burn data disks with WMP but this does not offer DVD video burning

I am using Vista 64, I have tried a system restore back to several point prior to the first occurrence as well as a re-install of Nero and ones. I have un-installed and re-installed both my burners.

I am at my wits end, if anyone can suggest anything I would be most grateful

I should also note that I am getting start-up errors on my bluesoliel tray icon and that daemon tools no longer runs

Answer:sudden loss of dvd recording ability

Can you write any files to your dvd drive? As a test to see that your DVD drive is working properly, copy and paste a small file or folder to the dvd drive. Use a dvd-rw so as not to waste a whole dvd.

Also try Windows DVD Maker. It is already preinstalled with Vista and is very simple to use.

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My Laptop did a scary thing I was using my laptop unplugged to watch some videos before bed and while I was browsing between videos, my laptop shut off suddenly as if the battery had been popped out. It wasn't the normal, gentle low-battery shutdown that happens around 10% where it looks like the computer goes into hibernation and saves your current session, it was a harsh and sudden loss of power. I plugged it in thinking the battery was broken or something and turned the computer back on. When I did so, the "unexpected shutdown" screen showed up, as expected, and everything started normally. When I checked the battery icon, it said It was charging from 1%! What happened? How did my battery drain so completely and so quickly that it by-passed it's normal low-battery shutdown? I continued to let it charge as I ran scans for malware and such to be safe. While doing this, I checked on the battery and it said "62% plugged in, NOT charging" My first thought was "__________ I pushed the battery out of my mind for a few minutes to avoid an oncoming headache but when I noticed the icon fill up a little more, I checked it again and it said: "70% plugged in, charging" and after 5-minutes: "71% plugged in, NOT charging" and after 10 minutes: "74% plugged in, charging" Gently wiggling my power cord by the jack does not affect the charging/not charging status like other power-jack related problems I've experienced... Read more

Answer:Sudden Power Loss, Confused

Keep it clean...we have Members of all ages here.

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OK so sound was definitely working fine a couple of hours beforehand. Did not install anything or change any settings, etc. I decided to launched a game, and realised there was no audio. I tried to bring up Volume Control from the system tray, and was greeted with the error "The audio device supported by this application is not detected. The application will exit." Didn't sound good. BTW, this was while using my Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE card.

The next thing I tried to do was to connect speakers to the integrated card and see if that worked (Soundmax audio device on P5B Deluxe). No luck. I also noticed that in Sound and Audio Devices under the Control Panel, it said "No Audio Devices.", with all options greyed out. Huh!? Confused.

I then went all out and uninstalled the Creative and Soundmax drivers and utilities completely, rebooted, and installed them both again afresh between reboots. Still no luck: Same errors.

Does anybody have a way out of this nightmare? I know a reformat is a solution to all problems, but I'd really like to avoid it right now, if at all possible.

Thanks.

Answer:Sudden, mysterious loss of audio

Is the hardware showing up in device manager? Also, when you mentioned the "No audio devices" message, was that on the audio tab? But back to device manager. . . if neither audio device shows up there, I would start by removing the sb card, then installing it in a different slot. For the onboard, did you check in the bios to see if it is even enabled? The onboard sound is usually disabled in the bios when a separate sound card is installed.

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Hi,
I've got a really weird one here. Yesterday, my sound went away. I've got no sound at all, speakers or ear buds. I do not have the sound muted; in fact, the mute function does not seem to be working. I can not access the "international No/red slash" symbol that typically shows sound is muted - I've tried all the usual methods (the keyboard button, in the system tray or after opening the speaker volume or mixer.)  Using those methods, I can make it show that I am changing volume, but no sound plays. I'm not talking no sound from YouTube, or any other online source - I've got no Windows sounds, no beeps, burps, cheeps, nothing.
 
My machine is not connected to any other devices. The system tray says I've got sound. From Device Manager, Sound, video, and game controllers, IDT High Definition Audio CODEC Properties says "this device is working properly." Audio inputs and outputs, Speakers/HP (IDT High Def Audio CODEC) also shows "this device is working properly."
 
If I go into Sound from Control Panel, the only thing showing (and defaulted) is that same IDT HDA CODEC. If I select that, and go into Configure/Speaker Setup, then Test, I get a message: Device in Use   "The device is being used by another application. Please close any devices that are playing audio to this device and then try again." I get this message even if I have just restarted and gone straight to Control Panel. I've gone to Task Manager and shut down any IDT instances shown as runn... Read more

Answer:Strange sudden loss of sound

Hi, please go to Windows Services and see both these startup items are running by default : Audio Service and Windows Audio or see here for a more complete information. The startup type for both services should be Automatic. To change the default is by double clicking and then look for startup type - click to drop down menu for choices then hit Appy, Ok.
Just to make sure also, go back to device manager and expand System devices and look for High Definition Audio Controller or any Sound Controller and make sure there is no flag/arrows just below the computer icon. If there is a flag present on any audio related component, right-click then choose enable.

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Hi, I recently bought a U410 which was working fine apart from a random loss of power. The machine would switch off suddenly in a number of situations (both when being used fairly heavily and when idle) and both under battery and mains power. When it switched off the machine was not excessively hot. When turning it back on the machine booted fine, had adequate battery power and did not report anything in the event logs other than an unexpected shutdown. As the machine was only a couple of weeks old, I returned it to the store and (with a bit of convincing) managed to get a refund. Since this appears to be a fairly isolated issue I bought a new U410 but unfortunately within a couple of days this one was also experiencing the same issue. I would rather fix the issue than take this one back since the U410 is otherwise a very nice machine. After a bit of research on these support boards I found a few threads referring to different potential causes, but no definitive cause. Everything tried so far (fully updating drivers, bios, windows etc) hasn't alleviated this issue. Did any definitive cause of this issue ever get found?

Answer:U410 sudden loss of power

hi stevejefferies,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Most intermittent shut down / power loss issues that I've encounted is due to overheating or a faulty component inside of the PC.
 
Here's what I would do if I was in your case:
1. Monitor the temperature of the HDD,CPU,GPU by using HWMonitor.(the Core i-series CPU has a TJ max of 100 C before the unit shuts down)
2. If there's no sign of overheating, eliminate the OS and the preloaded apps as the issue by doing a fresh OS install. If you're running Windows 7, you can get a Windows 7 ISO on this website then install all the drivers (keep windows update disabled for the meantime) and observe.
 
If the issue reoccurs, I recommend you contact lenovo to report the issue and have it serviced.
 
 
 
Regards,
neokenchi

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I was playing a game and was typing and mid sentece stopped thought my wireless keyboard batteries dies plugged in a ps\2 one still nothing tried a system restore still nothing. using on screen keyboard at the moment. any clues what to do?

Answer:Sudden loss of keyboard function

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Originally Posted by Devinedragoon


I was playing a game and was typing and mid sentece stopped thought my wireless keyboard batteries dies plugged in a ps\2 one still nothing tried a system restore still nothing. using on screen keyboard at the moment. any clues what to do?




Welcome to TSF,

Some details of your system, brand name, model, desktop or laptop, CPU, RAM, age of the system.
Which OS have you installed?

Did you reboot after plugging in your external keyboard. Is it a USB connection?

Try this link to see if any of the suggestions cover your issue.

kind regards,

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