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AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Question: AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter. PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061. It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330. Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative. It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance". So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts. If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.

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Answer: AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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Ok, I have read through these forums, and others, and have been unable to resolve this issue after trying like a million things. Here's my issue:
This is on a Dell Inspiron N4030 running Windows 8 Pro with Bios Revision A07.
On boot-up I get this message:
"The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined.
The battery may not charge.
The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for the best system performance.
Strike the F3 key (before F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see this power warning message again.
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."

If I strike F2 and go into the bios it says "AC adapter type    unknown"
If I strike F1 to continue boot-up it boots into windows and then the battery indicator shows "Plugged in, Not charging"

In attempting to fix this issue I have:

1. Replaced the battery.
2. Replaced the motherboard
3. Replaced the Power Board
4. Swapped out the adapter with several other Dell adapters we have in the house (we have 6 Dell laptops). Adapter revisions used are A00, A01, and A02.
5. Did the whole rigamarole here: http://jeffreypalermo.com/blog/plugged-in-not-charging-windows-7-solution/
6. Tried various combinations of plugging/unplugging at different intervals and at different speeds that I have read on multiple sites.
7. Reset the Bios by disconnecting the battery and AC adapter and the hold... Read more

Answer:AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined, please help...

Hi alexkharden,Great job done on the troubleshooting, we appreciate that you’ve tried all possible steps to isolate and resolve the issue.However, please try removing the battery and inserting on another Dell Computer and charge the battery for at-least 50%.Once the charge is completed kindly insert the battery back on your Inspiron N4030 computer also connecting the original AC Adapter.
Turn on the computer and flash the BIOS by clicking on the link below.http://dell.to/1dFtXxLType the Service tag and under Drivers and Downloads select the Operating system and select option BIOS and install the same.NOTE: In order to flash BIOS the battery needs to be charged at least 20%.Please try the above mentioned steps and let us know your findings.

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?
 
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Answer:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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I am getting this error message. My battery is not charging. And it is clocking my cpu speed to 0.5 GHz. I heard that there is a pin in the DC jack that tells a chip on the computer to tell the computer that the AC adapter is not suitable (whether damage or low wattage). I'm wondering if there is a way to disable the chip and just use it at full speed, I don't really need a battery because I'm mainly on AC use anyways.

Answer:The wattage and type of the AC adapter cannot be determined

Mine will do that if the plug is not all the way in.  It has happened to me twice now and I would have thought it would take more than 1/16th of an inch to cause the situation.
Sorry I don't know of a way to bypass this check.

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Hi!

Awhile ago, I started getting this error message when I started up my computer (after the initial Dell screen). It stated:

The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance.

Strike the F3 key (before the F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see power warning messages again.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the set up utility.

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I ignored this problem for awhile by just hitting F1. However, within the last month, it has gotten worse. Instead of this error message coming up when I started my computer - after the initial Dell screen, nothing would come up except a little flashing line in the top left hand corner of the screen, and the computer would not start up passed that. I proceeded to fiddle with the plug that I plug into my laptop from adapter. I would push it harder into the laptop and/or twist it in after I hit the start up button, waiting to see if, after the initial Dell screen, I could get the error message to come up again so I could hit F1 so my computer would actually start up. I really don't know if any of that helped, but I figure if it was the adapter, then I should try something like that. I even blew it the plug and into the socket in the laptop tonight. However, tonight, I almost could not get the computer to start up all the way - I kept getting the screen with the little blinking line after the initial Dell screen and no error message. Eventually, after trying several times, I did get the error ... Read more

Answer:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined.

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Dell Inspiron 5755 with a 17" display, running windows 10 and the latest BIOS version from Dell(as of 3/2/2017). AC adapter power supply is a 45W, 19.5V, 2.31A, Dell power supply. It works fine and is not damaged, (lite is lit on the brick and proper voltage out verified by using a VOM). When running on battery for a while and the battery low window pops up, I plug in the power supply and immediately get a message "The AC adapter power type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and battery will not charge". I ordered and tried another Dell 45W power supply. Same issue. I right clicked the battery icon in the system tray to display the Dell Power Manager. It says my battery is fine, 100% normal. As I unplug and plug in the power supply while the Dell Power Manager is up, I can see the word "charging" displayed in the management window for a bit, but then it disappears. The battery Icon itself shows that the power supply is plugged in as it displays a male electrical plug. If I remove the battery the laptop powers up fine. The BIOS in this machine does not display the charging device information, just that the battery is 100% normal. While in BIOS I hit the F9 key to reset basic bios functions to no avail. I also tried uninstalling the AC adapter and ACPI- compliant control method battery and re-booting to no avail. I can get the original power supply to charge a low battery by continuously unplugging and plugging back in the connector t... Read more

Answer:AC Power Adapter type cannot be determined

Since you've tried a new Dell adapter to no effect, next suspect is the DC jack -- replace this part:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
If that doesn't solve the problem, it's the mainboard that's bad.

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Hi everybody... my step daughter is having a problem with her dell precision m6300 laptop. Whenever she turns on her laptop, she gets the above message. The laptop will not go past this screen without the current plugged in. I also cannot access the bios menu or any setup menu or the desktop. It's just stuck on this one screen. I'm thinking it could just need a new charger but I'm not sure, any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi everybody... my step daughter is having a problem with her dell precision m6300 laptop. Whenever she turns on her laptop, she gets the above message. The laptop will not go past this screen without the current plugged in. I also cannot access the bios menu or any setup menu or the desktop. It's just stuck on this one screen. I'm thinking it could just need a new charger but I'm not sure, any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Ac power adapter type cannot be determined

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
 

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So.. I see this problem has been posted about before, so I just wanna know what my options are.
This problem actually popped up on me a few months ago, but I was able to remove and insert the power cord a few times and the message would go away and I would be able to charge my battery. But as a month or two passed, it became more finicky, and I had to jiggle with it a little more, but still, I was able to charge my battery and use my laptop wire-free.
Now today, I've been trying all day, and cannot for the life of me get the battery to charge. I get the following message when I plug the wire in.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."
Also, I think its worth nothing that a lot of people mention that this error message comes up while they are booting their Laptops, mine only comes up once Vista is loaded and I attempt to reinsert the cord.
So, I have tried another Dell charger, a 90W one, and the same problem does occur (My original is a 65W). I am planning on getting a different battery tomorrow to see if it is the battery, as this ones usable life was getting quite low, down to barely a half hour per full charge. My warranty, although I'm not sure of the specifics, was not expired when this problem first came up, but is now expired by I would say 2 months at the most.
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Answer:AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

At a minimum, the power jack on the mainboard needs to be replaced - if that doesn't fix it or a competent repair shop tells you it won't, you'll need to replace the system board.
 

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 HDD damaged without any warning last week and cannot be repaired, so i had to replace it with another HDD. Everything works fine after that except that when i plugged in my AC adapter, the power warning message “The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation" will appear, and my battery will not charge.

Previously this power warning message will occur only when i didn't plug in properly and it worked fine after i replug the adapter. Since i changed my HDD, this warning message appears everytime i turn on my laptop. I tried updating the BIOS but it doesn't help, the problem is still there. I suspect that my AC adapter is damaged but when i tried it with another Inspiron 6400, it worked fine without the warning message appearing, that shows that there isn't any problem with my AC adapter..

Any solutions for this? I hope i don't have to change the motherboard or whatsoever, because my laptop is out of warranty. Is it something to do with the configuration? - since i formatted my computer and reinstalled everything..

thanks heaps for any comments!
 

Answer:Power adapter type cannot be determined after replacing new HDD

You may have a damaged DC jack in the laptop if the adapter works on another laptop, which would go with you replugging the power adapter to clear the error in the past. Its not uncommon for the jacks to break from the motherboard and require re-soldering, in some cases the jacks crack or break and need to replaced. To get at the jack you will need to have the laptop completely disassembled.

P.S. 'spoiled' isn't not the correct term to use with failed electronics.
 

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Hi,
I'm using an XPS 13 9350, and 'm currently having an issue whereby when I start up my laptop I'm receiving the error message.
"AC power adapter and type cannot be determined, the battery may mot charge, the system will adjust the performance to match the power available"
The laptop sticks at 1% and wont charge. Although the light is still on the adapter, the light does not appear at the front of the laptop where it would usually indicate charging, apart from occasionally brief moments before the laptop boots following pressing the on button.
I have forced the latest BIOS update past the 10% battery block, however this has not helped.
I've had the laptop and adapter roughly a year.
Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9350 - AC power adapter and type could not be determined

If "roughly" is less than a year, call Dell for warranty repair.
If it's over a year, first thing to try is a new OEM Dell AC adapter -- most computer shops should have one you can try.  If that fixes it, replace the AC adapter.  If not, replace the DC power jack:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx
And if that doesn't solve it, it's the charge circuit itself that's bad -- replace the mainboard.

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Hello, from few days a have problem with my AC power adapter.My system says: "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined... lalalala" when my Windows says Plugged in, not charging. CPU performance does not exceed 0,78GHz.I tried to uninstall the drivers - nothing.
I tried update my BIOS - nothing.
Replace AC - nothing
Exclude malfunctioning AC adapter.
Sometimes after a few connections begins to charge my battery, and it is a day where you do not try to charge.
But I found a solution, which is always charge my battery.
when i turn off the system, and then pulled out the battery. I push the button 'power on' for 10 seconds. And then I put back the battery and plug the charger. I turn on the system and everything works.
But once again, disconnect and plug the charger that stops charging

Where is the problem?

Answer:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Inspiron 15 3542

Hi WLODZIAK,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Since you have replaced the adapter, if the battery has good health, then then next part to be replaced would be the dc port - you would need this part - http://bit.ly/2d2vuCc
If nothing works, the motherboard might be at fault. 
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi! I don't know what's the cause of my problem and will be appreciated for any info.
Suddenly, I started getting this message, when I turn my laptop on. It won't recognize my AC adapter, and won't charge the battery.
I have Dell Inspiron 6400/1505, windows XP.
I tried to flash BIOS, took out and put back in the battery. Check the plug, it looks ok. Battery's LED lights show it works fine.
I saw that so many people have this problem, but did not find any ways to solve it. Or any reasons why it happened. If anybody knows what to do, please share with us regular PC users.
 

Answer:The AC power adapter type can not be determined. Inspiron 6400

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Sometimes the message says connect a Dell 45w adapter or higher. That is what I use. It's the original adapter. I've also received a message to use a 35w adapter. Sometimes it tells me to press F1 if I want to continue anyway.
Any suggestions?

Answer:Inspiron 7352 laptop AC power adapter type cannot be determined

First thing to try is a new OEM Dell AC adapter.  If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC power jack:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
And if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the mainboard.

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PC Dell Inspiron ONE AIO win 7
This is what I get on boot up.
The AC adapter and wattage cannot be determined.
The system performance is unpredictable.
Please connect a Dell 180 Watt adapter and restart.
Or press F1 and continue.
It has the AC Addapter in use that came with the PC and has worked OK until now and still seems to be working OK.
I have been to the UK Dell site and I was going to email them unfortunately I cant as the first thing they want to know is the TAG Number and its not recognized. The PC is three weeks old and is registered.
I googled this and it seems to be common with laptops this is a desktop any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:The AC adapter and wattage cannot be determined. Dell

Three weeks old? Take it back, as there must be a glitch in the Dell software, I'd have thought.

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Iv recently encountered the dreaded Plugged-In not charging Error
Upon Boot
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. 
Iv come to the conclusion its the module that determines the adapter and wattage type.
As iv tested it with known working chargers and batteries.
Can anyone *** me with this knowledge or allow me to get a schematic for the mother board?

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Dell Battery Charging Problem Complicated
Could be one of those “Mother Board” Fixes but how can we get to the bottom of this?
The question is what allows the computer to determine the adapter wattage and type?
What part can I buy and rework on the board? Honestly the computer works fine minus this part.
Something is telling the computer to not charge the battery. Regardless if HDD is in the computer. Its something hardware related.
Warranty just expired last week =(
Latitude E6530
Other working units used to  test and swap components with is E6520 and E6540
NOTE** All batteries used and cables used are factory and known to work with other latitude computers. Using extended battery + dell 130W and 90W power supply with original batteries over 78% health on dell diagnostics.
Dell diagnostics shows 100% but the current in the battery is 0. Meaning it isnt charging. Downgraded to the lowest firmware too from the highest and it didnt fix the issue.
When the PC is shut off with battery inside, inserting a power cable will turn on the battery charging indicator symbol light. After 1 second it will turn off. Same thing while the computer is running.
Upon Boot :
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
While running windows: Plugged in not charging.
Steps Tried:
Running windows 10 all current drivers
BIOS Update to 17 = No help
Blowing on the DC IN jack, tap... Read more

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I had to replace the power cord (from the outlet to the box) on my AC adapter. It worked fine for awhile; but now I'm getting this message on boot up. "Warning. The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance. Please check AC adapter is connected properly. Remove AC adapter and plug it in again." I tried plugging it in again several times to no avail. Then my virus program (Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14) popped up a window to start in Safe Mode to fix the problem. I know how to start in Safe Mode but don't know what to do once I'm in there. Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Looking for usb or serial external PCMCIA type ll slot.

Now what im tring to do, is...

I currently use my cell phone with a data cable to connect to any computer as a modem. then i can dial out using a special service from alltel called Acess mobile link (slightly higher speeds than regular dialup and this eliminates the middle man and i have unlimited data download) Anyways... they also offer a PC card for type ll slots (common on laptops not on PCs) witch is setup to basicaly do the same thing that my cellphone is doing only i can not find any thing that would allow me to use the card with out having a type ll slot. ANYTHING would be nice. like a "usb adapter" would be nice, or even an "external type ll slot".

Any ideas besides "buying a laptop" would be nice
 

Answer:"Wireless PC card" adapter? USB or External type ll slot or ANYTHING

Not sure if I am understanding your right or not....

But would something like THIS do the trick?

It'll give you a type II PCMCIA slot in the back of your computer.
 

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It says not to, but would it be OK to leave the AC adpater (camera) always plugged into the power source? It's "hands-and-knees" crawling to plug and unplug it just for quick photo downloads.
 

Answer:"Please unlpug adapter from power source when finished"

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I had my power adapter plugged into my laptop, as normal, but the power indicator light did not come on as normal when I plugged it in before I opened the lid. It works in battery mode when I open the lid. My Toshiba PC Health monitor tells me the battery is "good." I'm using it now and it seems OK in battery mode. And yes, I checked the unit and cords--look fine. Power is on. There are no "stupid" mistakes on my part. Is there any way to check the "power adapter" in the laptop (laptop side--I don't mean the external one) using the Win 8 OS? I know this is probably a "hardware" problem but I figured I see if I could get any information from Windows 8 about the issue. I went into the device manager and checked the properties of Microsoft AC Adapter and Compliant control method battery, both under the "Batteries" section. I checked what seemed could be related to power under System Devices, and all say "This device is working properly." It is like the computer doesn't recognize it is plugged in to an AC source. If anyone knows a Win 8 method to check anything before I try to order an adapter or so forth, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi,

I bought the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (Model: DWA-160) and installed the drivers and such, and my computer detects the actual USB Adapter fine, but the software that came with the device doesn't, and gives me the message "Wireless Adapter Not Found!"... It does say that it's compatible with XP/Vista, and I'm on 7, so maybe there's a problem there?

I checked for special Windows 7 drivers for the device but I couldn't find anything. I phoned my internet service provider for help, as well as the D-Link help line and neither gave me anything that worked. I've uninstalled/installed it several times, trying different variations and nothing seems to work. It's not the device itself that's malfunctioning because the exact same thing happened to the one I traded in for this one, same model, same results. Also, my USB ports work fine (I've tested it) and my router is not far, and has a strong signal to where my desktop is. I've even connected my Nintendo DS/Wii to it easily from the same distance.
I'm at a loss for what I have to do... All I want is to connect to my router and have access to internet. I hope someone can help me!

P.S. If you need any specifications on my hardware, etc just let me know.

Answer:"Wireless Adapter Not Found!" - Internet Adapter Problem

There are Windows 7 drivers here: You need to determine which version of the adapter you have to obtain the correct drivers.

D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter

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I am looking for a universal power adapter to power just about all laptop computers - old and new. Just like they make a universal adapter for smaller electronics with adjustments for volts and amps, I need one for laptop computers. I receive a lot of computers for free or cheap, most of them for parts, but some of them work. Most are atleast 10 years old but some are slightly newer, maybe around 5 years or so. I usually get them without the adapters, so I would like a cheap way to test them without having to buy an adapter for each one. I would like to know whether or not to sell them on ebay for parts or as a working unit. The only way I can do this is to power them up with an adapter. So, I need some solution to this. Please advise.

Answer:Truly "universal" laptop power adapter

Some thing like this will do the trick.
UNIVERSAL POWER SUPPLY
Ritmo Notebook Charger 90W (CP-095)

I sell then all the time at my work. Most of the time the connections work. However for some of those odd conntions, you might need to purchase the following accessories
Ritmo Universal Adapter Connector For CP-095/125 (CP-I)
itmo Universal Adapter Connector For CP-095/125 (CP-J)
Ritmo Universal Adapter Connector For CP-095/125 (CP-K)
Ritmo Universal Adapter Connector For CP-095/125 (CP-M)

The other thing that would be useful to pick up is a multimeter. Reason being is that i get a lot of people that are not sure if it's the AC Adaptor or the Laptop that is dead.

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Have the following 2 symptoms:

When turning it on, I get an error from BIOS which says AC type and wattage can't be determined and thus battery won't charge.
I have a spare battery which when inserted shows that is is 62% charged. But even with that, if I pull the power cord, the laptop doesn't stay on.

I have seen few posts regarding updating BIOS which I did. Doesn't seem to make a difference. Any suggestions.
This symptom started happening on this laptop at least 2 months ago when the laptop was in warranty. Unfortunately, I was a little late in calling Dell and the awesome Dell support says it is 25 days out of warranty so won't fix anything :-( So much for my 6th Dell laptop.

Answer:Inspiron 5559 13 months old - ac type & wattage cannot be determined....

First step:  try a new OEM  Dell AC adapter.
If that doesn't solve the issue, replace the DC power jack:
www.cdsparts.com/p-7764-new-dell-inspiron-5551-5555-5558-5559-vostro-3558-laptop-dc-jack-cable-kd4t9.aspx
One of those two parts should solve the issue -- if not, it's the mainboard that's bad.

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

Screen shots Attached

Answer:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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Quick Question. I have a y560 with a quad i7 Q740.  Looking for an extra power adapter.  I know you can run into problems if you don't match up the Voltage properly, but will you have problems if the Wattage is low? The stock adapter runs at 120 W 19.5V 6.15A I've seen some decently priced replacements at 19.5V & 90W. Don't want to damage my machine. Thanks!





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Answer:Power Adapter: Same Voltage, Less Wattage

if you don't want to damage your computer, i suggest you to buy an adapter with the same specifications as original. ( voltage, amp, etc )

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I recently picked up a Lenovo Yoga 13 as so far I am loving it.  The power brick that comes with the computer is rated for 65W.  I have a Kensingtom universal power brick that I beleive I can get an adapter to fit the Yoga.  My Kensington power brick is rated at 120W. Here are my questions.  Would it be ok to use the larger wattage power brick? Would it cause any problems with the system in the long run or affect the life span of the battery?  Would using an aftermarket power brick have any affect on the warranty? The Lenovo power brick is the one that I will almost always use.  It stays plugged in at my desk.  The Kensington power brick lives in my computer bag and is only used when traveling.













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Answer:Power Adapter wattage question

Hi Fargo,
 
regarding wattage of AC adapter/ power supply/ charger/ power brick... the more, the better... no problem at all.
 
But the voltage used is most important, in case of the IdeaPad Yoga 13 it must be 20V DC (+/- 5%)
and the adapter must have the appropriate type/ size plug with correct polarity,
 
proper voltage and polarity information can be found printed on the OEM AC adapter.
 
Hope this info helps... Zehn

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Hi there, I updated my BIOS on my T530 to the latest version yesterday(2.54).
 
Today I turned on my ThinkPad on the battery, and then plugged it in immediately realizing it was unplugged, after doing so I got this message on the screen. Turning the laptop off, and back on works fine, and I don't receive any messages.
 
Sorry this picture is so blurry, that's the best my phone can do ..
 
Link to picture
 
Is this just a BIOS glitch, or is my AC adapter failing?
 
 
Here are my specs if it is any help
 
I7-3720QM
NVS 5400
4GB DDR3
FHD
750GB WD Black
135W AC Adapter
 
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Answer:T530 "The connected AC adapter has a lower wattage.." AC adapter failure/BIOS glitch?

I've had this happen to my W520 too; plugging in the adapter during POST. I wouldn't worry much about it; it's probably just confusing the laptop a little bit.

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I bought a new adapter 19.5V - 4.62A (90W, which my laptop need). When i turn on, my laptop warning that: the power supply is 65W, not 90W, and adapter is too hot.
Now i've change other adapter 19.5V - 4.62A. I don't see any more warning, but adapter still hot as the last one. How can i know the power my latop supplied?

Answer:checking power supply wattage adapter

Please list Dell model number and version of windows: Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 into search box....
In the meantime, the system could be overheating. Please click on the link below:
Dell portable system heat issue or the system is ...
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Hi. Recently the cable on my power adapter broke and I replaced. I got a 90w one, and then I turned on my computer it said something like "Your system will run slower, and the battery will charge slower, unless you start using a 130w power adapter".

The problem is, everythings fine, except that I cant connect to the internet, or to my home network at all. I looked in device manager and theres a bunch of exclamation points next to most of the network adaptors.

Would i be right in assuming if I just bought a 130 w power adapter this problem would be solved? Or have I doen some sortve damage just by plugging in the 90 w one.

Or is there some way I can get the 90 w one working?
 

Answer:Wrong wattage power adapter. Now internets not working.

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One lapse of judgement and I'm out of action for the weekend...
Anyway, I've run Avast and removed a number of viruses it found, but I still have these annoying popups, etc.
Log:

reLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:49: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
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Answer:Time changed to 24h and reads "VIRUS ALERT!" also various "Security Alert" popups

Apologies for the double-post. I could not see an edit function.
I've cleaned out a couple of nasties with Adaware, although i've not seen much change - still getting the same "VIRUS ALERT!" and popups. Still, I thought it best to update the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:37: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Before you answer this question, I've already done the following:
1.) Download and install the latest driver for the adapter.
2.) I've already tried ipconfig /renew or release or whatever you want to call it.
3.) I've tried changing the ip address to static and rather automatic or automatic to static...Didn't do anything.

I have absolutely no idea what to do. I've tried EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING on the internet.
When I run the troubleshooter I get this message:
Please help and any would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Wireless adapter doesn't work on windows 7 "No Valid IP Configuration"

please dont double post its agaisnt our rules

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Hey, so I have a problem and although i'm terrible at describing computer problems I'll give it my best shot. So one day I turn on my HP Pavilion dv6000 with Windows Vista x64 Ultimate and the internet would not work and it had been the previous day. The wireless connection switch is turned on and the light is blue, not orange, but my computer will not detect any networks. My little brother has an HP desktop with the same OS but he is not having problems connecting or finding the network so the problem is obviously internal to my computer. WHen i diagnose and repair it...i get the message: "plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"." Again my connection is wireless and i have no idea how to fix this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Sorry for posting this in the driver section, I decided to post another in the wireless section. If you want to close one, that's fine just please close the one in the driver section. Thank you.
Before you answer this question, I've already done the following:
1.) Download and install the latest driver for the adapter. I've also tried reinstalling the adapter.
2.) I've already tried ipconfig /renew or release or whatever you want to call it.
3.) I've tried changing the ip address to static and rather automatic or automatic to static...Didn't do anything.

I have absolutely no idea what to do. I've tried EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING on the internet.
When I run the troubleshooter I get this message:
Attachment 394330

Please help and any would be greatly appreciated. I need you to work with me so please help help help! Thank you guys.

Answer:Wireless adapter doesn't work on windows 7 "No Valid IP Configuration"

open cmd prompt type

ipconfig /all
then tracert 194.119.131.66

post results

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Linksys WRT54g Wireless router with a Linksys 5 port workgroup switch on my end so that I can operate three computers at my desk.

There IS an ethernet line plugged into the ethernet port on my new windows vista PC. I run primarily windows xp but got stuck with vista on this new beast because they wouldn't sell the package without it. My only copy of xp is for dell so I can't install it on an eMachines. I won't run windows 2k on this one because it won't run some of the programs I use.

So the network is composed of mostly xp and one or 2 windows 2k computers... there are a LOT of computers on this LAN.

All I want is to get this stinking POS connected again. and by again I mean I was playing world of warcraft on it less than 10 hours ago. It worked GREAT.

If somebody could tell me what this CRAP operating system just did to 'FORGET' how to connect to my network I would really appreciate it.

Answer:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"

I HATE VISTA

I restarted the computer and it ate itself. I'm having to do a clean install 12 hours after getting it set up in the first place.

can somebody help me with this so it doesn't happen AGAIN?

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hello. i recently got a new desktop computer from my brother and i had to reformat it, so it had no drivers, so after reformat i had no connection to internet, and after a diagnostic it said ""realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) wasnt there, so i downloaded it, now my windows vista computer has a "realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)" and the new error i get is
plug a cable into the network adapter "local area connection"
but i know it's plugged in because if i use the other computer and plug the wires in the same place, i have internet!
PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:Plug a cable into the n etwork adapter "local area connection"

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I am trying to set up a mobile hotspot on my new installation of Windows 10 Pro, however, on trying to start a connection, I get the error "we can't set up mobile hotspot".
I tried to start one in the CMD using the "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" command but then got the error: "The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation." I was able to confirm however, that, under "hosted network supported?", I was able to use hosted networks.
After more searching I found that I found that I was missing the "Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter" in my device manager, even when I enabled hidden devices which leaves me at a bit of a dead end.
Is there anything I can do or is my PC unable to start a mobile hotspot?

Answer:Missing the "Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter" driver

Hey i9eyf,
Try this ...
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Your_SSID key=Your_Passphrase
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

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I recently bought my son a D-Link DWA-25 USB Wireless adapter for his desktop but I can't seem to get it to work. Not matter what I do (I have tried every bit of advice this wonderful forum has to offer) and so for all I get is "Acquiring Network Address." When I run ipconfig, it returns and ip address of 0.0.0.0 and a subnet mask of 0.0.0.0. Customer service for D-Link and Qwest were useless (spent most of the time blaming each other), so any help you guys and gals can lend me would be stupendous.
 

Answer:Stuck on "Acquiring Network Address" for Wireless Adapter on Windows XP

(from a JohnWill post)

IP addresses of 0.0.0.0 are normally caused by one of the following.

Diagnosis:
1. DHCP Service not running.
2. Duplicate IP address on the network.
3. Bad NIC card drivers.
4. Defective NIC hardware.

Resolution:
1. Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.
2. Turn off ALL of the computers and other network connected devices, reboot the router, then restart all the computers and other network devices.
3. Check for upgraded drivers and/or reload the Network drivers.
4. Replace the Network Interface Card.
 

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Hi

I got a NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M grafical card in my notebook. However, most of the time I use the Intel integrated graphics (Ci7-2670QM processor). All NVIDIA drivers and NVIDIA applications are installed too.

When I double-click any 3D picture file (*.jps file), the NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer is then called; however, the app doesn't seem to find the display adapter of nvidia and generates an error:
"primary display's adapter does not support nvidia 3d vision".

I tried to fix the problem using the NVIDIA's Control Panel by setting the gt540m as the preferred gpu, and rebooting the computer a few times, but it does not help; the error keeps on popping up. I've also associated the gt540m as the preferred gpu specifically for the /NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer/ app, but also that does not help, not even after a few reboots.

I read somewhere one should install the NVIDIA Optimus app but I prefer to solve the problem manually and not let the problem be solved in a hidden way by some other app---Optimus in this case.

So, any suggestions how I should start tackling the problem?

Thanks in advance,
Johan

Answer:Error: "Primary Display's Adapter Does Not Support NVIDIA 3D Vision"

What is your monitor? And how is it connected?

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how do i do that?
all the computers in my house are connection to the internet except for mine.
help please!

Answer:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"

what make and model of computer do you have do you have the user guide if so it will tell you if not need make model etc ie is it a laptop or desk top but this may help the cable you need is called a rj45 it looks like a large telephone plug and their is only one place it will fit so if you have a cable a little trial and error will help find it just do not force anything in anywhere

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I do not think this is possible, but it is worth a shot anyway.

Is there a way that I can create/save multiple network connection "profiles" for the wireless adapter in my laptop?

For work, I often connect to our device routers to program them before they go to the customer. I connect to them via WiFi and I have to edit my IPv4 settings for each model of router.

I'd like to create/save a profile for each of these where I can disable the DHCP standard profile and then enable whichever IP address scheme I need.

Kind of hopeful, i know, but maybe someone knows of something.
Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:Possiblity Question: Can I create multiple "profiles" for WiFi adapter

yes, but usually you need to do so through your adapter itself, not through windows (I don't really know where a windows profile could be kept, but I will look). Here is my adapter location for different profiles I can save:

You might look Here for a windows-based profile:

However, after re-reading your post, I do not think it is likely you can have that setting saved to a profile, but try anyway

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Hello,

I need help with configuring Microsoft Loopback Adapter on my Windows 7 Professionl 32-bit laptop. The Device Manager for the adapter says, "This device is working properly". Relevant screenshots are as follows:



IPv4 Properties>>Advanced>>WINS
I disabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP <--------- Not sure if this was required.

There is no antivirus installed and the windows firewall is turned off. Local Area Connection 2 is set to be accessed first by Network Services. I've tried the following with no luck:
1) Uninstall and reinstall the loopback adapter
2) Disable every other adapter and try to connect loopback adapter
3) Change the IP address to something like 192.168.2.5

When I try to install and configure loopback adapter on Windows Vista Home on the same machine on a separate partition, at least I get "Limited Connectivity".

I am not experienced with loopback adapter so I don't even know how to verify whether I am doing things right or I am getting the results right. I believe my settings are correct, then why is it saying, "No Network Access"? Please help me out here. Thank you!
 

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Ok, first off I would just like to say that this is my first thread post on this forum so sorry if I have done something wrong or am missing vital information. My problem is that I am trying to connect to my college campus's wireless internet. I will give more specific details in a bit. Basically, I was watching YouTube before going to class and shut down my PC before I left. I was connected to the internet then and it was working fine. When I got back is when I started getting problems. I booted up my computer as I usually do but instead of automatically connecting to my school's network, it didn't connect at all. When I go down to the wifi signal on the bottom right and choose the network and hit connect, it fails. This is what it reads: "Windows was unable to connect to (network name.)" I have tried going to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network Connections and disabling and enabling everything and that did not work. I should also tell you that all the devices in this window have a red "X" next to them. I also tried all of Windows "troubleshooting problems." What I don't get is that my phone connects just fine, as well as everyone else on campus. I'm getting a bit frustrated because I am quite knowledgeable when it comes to computers and this sort of thing. I even custom built my own desktop at home. Here are the specs of the laptop I am having trouble with:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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Answer:"Problem with wireless adapter or access point" I cant connect to wifi

Quote:
Network Connections and disabling and enabling everything and that did not work. I should also tell you that all the devices in this window have a red "X" next to them.


Can we get a screen shot? I know what you mean but a pic would be nice.
In the meantime uninstall all the devices from device manager and let windows find them again. (you don't have to remove the driver for now)

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I need to block/hide/disable in the control panel the option "Change Adapter Settings". I have a DHCP server and I dont want my users configure a network adapter with a fixed ip.

I am looking for registry section or a directive that makes the trick.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

I found this software, but I wonder how it is made the trick.

I need to apply "it" throw an in-house application.

Edit Windows 7 Registry Software, Customize Windows XP Registry Settings, Tweak Registry Editor

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Hi,

I've been successfully using this adapter until recently. The only thing has changed is that I got a new router. The router is working perfectly for both wired and wireless connections (thanks to some help from Tech Support Guy!).

However, my VOIP phone service no longer appears to be working. When I log onto its configuration page, the username and password etc. are all correct, but the registration state remains "offline".

Could anyone help, please?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 99998 MB, Free - 40041 MB; F: Total - 138474 MB, Free - 103143 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, MS-7012
Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Can't get "online" with Linksys PAP2T internet phone adapter

I've also just noticed that the LAN port on my router (a Netgear WNR2000) is lit amber instead of green, as the other ports are. I tried swapping the cable to a different LAN port, and its light also remains amber. That indicates a problem, I believe?
 

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Perhaps it's just not doable; but, I am going to ask some of you wonderful experts. I am hopefull to get some resolution on this one way or the other

I have an Alienware Auroa R3 machine that has an onboard Ralink 802.11BGN 1T1R networking card. Yesterday, I purchased a Netgear router (Model WNDR3400v2). I set up both the G and the N networks and I can connect to the G with no issues at all. The issue is that I cannot see the N connection in my windows wireless connection area to connect to it.

Here is info from my router:



Since I know the SSID of the N, I tried to set it up manually. This doesn't seem to work either. It is just not possible for the card I have to see the N network? If it is possible, how do I connect to it?

Here is what I can see to connect to:


Here is the manual entered N connection I can't connect to:


Thanks for any help at all. I'd love to use that extra speed.

Answer:Ralink 802.11BGN 1T1R Wireless Adapter "N" Connection

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Colicos


Perhaps it's just not doable; but, I am going to ask some of you wonderful experts. I am hopefull to get some resolution on this one way or the other

I have an Alienware Auroa R3 machine that has an onboard Ralink 802.11BGN 1T1R networking card. Yesterday, I purchased a Netgear router (Model WNDR3400v2). I set up both the G and the N networks and I can connect to the G with no issues at all. The issue is that I cannot see the N connection in my windows wireless connection area to connect to it.

Here is info from my router:



Since I know the SSID of the N, I tried to set it up manually. This doesn't seem to work either. It is just not possible for the card I have to see the N network? If it is possible, how do I connect to it?

Here is what I can see to connect to:


Here is the manual entered N connection I can't connect to:


Thanks for any help at all. I'd love to use that extra speed.


I think your a little confused, what you are setting up is a 2.4Ghz network and a 5Ghz network, referring to them as N and G isn't very accurate because each frequency is capable of working with either N or G or both at once.

I believe the reason you can't see the 5Ghz network is because your wireless card isn't a dual band version.

You would typically need to purchase another card "dual band" that can handle both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequency's. After that you will be able to see both ba... Read more

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I have purchased an older IBM Thinkpad that has been upgraded to Windows 2000 Pro. When I am in range of a known public Wi-fi network, or nearby to my home QSL modem (that has a built in router), the computer does not indicate that it has located an available network. This is when using, separately, both a Wi-fi card and a USB wireless adapter. (I have installed the required drivers.) When I consult the network connection information, it says, in either case: network cable unplugged. I can connect to the Internet via my home modem, if I plug the computer in directly, using an ethernet cable. But this does not solve the issue of being able to use a public network, when away from home.
I have also tried to set up a new network, but Windows 2000 does not seem to offer "setting up a wireless network" as an option. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Using either Wi-fi card/USB wireless adapter: "network cable unplugged"

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Hi--I'm trying to install a Dominator FX 5500 AGP video card. Used to have a Rage 3D IIC PCI. I disabled the display adapter when I should have uninstalled the driver. Now I get a "Check Signal" message on boot when either card is plugged in. How can I get back to where I was before?? I can't get into BIOS. I never get that far. Please help me, good people! Thank you!!

Answer:Disabled display adapter now get "Check signal" on boot up

Whats your Operating system Win XP or 98? You should to be able to remove you video adapter and it will just boot with the windows drivers till you put on the drivers for your Vid card.But if that didn't happen I'm not sure what your problem could be..Have you tried starting in safe mode.F8 when booting.Also try to plug the card in another slot and see if it works.If nothing else you may want to do a reinstall.

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When I try to change my video adapter the only option I get is Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.

I have a Nvidia Geforce Go 7400

Specs:
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 32-bit
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Latitude D820
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7400 @ 2.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz

Answer:Windows can only find "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter"

You may need to use drivers from Dell, if they've customized the device ID of the graphics adapter.

Unfortunately, the latest drivers offered at support.dell.com are for Vista. They may be worth a try. (Win8 is supposed to be able to use WDDM 1.0 drivers.) Try the installation troubleshooting compatibility mode if they won't install by themselves.

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Hello all,

I just upgraded my PC yesterday with some killer components. Everything turns on, works proper, etc.... except my Graphics Card (GTX 560ti 448 core edition) is showing as "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"

New Parts;
- ASUS Sabertooth p67 Rev 3
- Intel i5 2500k
- 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
- GTX 560ti 448 core edition

Thing's i have tried so far;
1 - Uninstalled old drivers (explained below)
2 - Downloaded drivers from Nvidia.com, attempted to install and received a message stating the program could not find a compatible card or something like that
3 - Checked BIOS to make sure my graphics setting was set to "PCIE/PCI"
4 - Checked Video Card seating and both 6 pin plugs

Now, just some other facts;
- The video card is apparently working as i am plugged into it directly via HDMI cable.
- The HDMI cable is the ONLY cable i am using for display atm
- I upgraded from;
- ASUS P5E3 Pro
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
- 8 GB's DDR3-1333
- GTX 275
- The hard drive was one of the part's i didn't change out. I did not do a clean install of Windows 7 due to the massive amount of installed software(and games) i'd have to reinstall if i did.


This is all i can think about at the moment, but will be watching this thread like a hawk for updates. I will answer any and all questions ASAP!

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your time
Chris

Answer:New Build Vid Card showing as "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"

does Nvidia have a HDMI upgrade driver ?

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I have tried using over 3 different AMD drivers (15.6, 15.7.1, 15.8) and all of them give me errors such as "Display Driver Stopped Reponding and Recovered" and also BSOD with the error "VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (atikmpag.sys)". I would get these errors doing almost anything on my PC such as browsing or opening files however I rarely got them whilst playing games.
I found out today that if I uninstall my AMD driver it will use the "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" and this basic driver allows me to browse the internet and other things perfectly fine without a single error. Using this would be fine however it means that I get insanely low FPS in games (Under 10FPS) in games that I would usually get 60-100+ FPS. So I really want to find a fix for this issue.
My graphics card is an Sapphire R9 280x by the way
Any help would be welcome.

Answer:Why can I only use "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" as my graphics driver?

This is probably the wrong site to ask.
If you follow this through video_tdr_failure atikmpag.sys (Asus R9 270x) [Solved] - Asus - Graphics Cards
Suggests upgrade your motherboard BIOS. And check you are using the latest driver from AMD not the one through Windows Update.
The Microsoft Basic driver is not what you want to use as it doesn't use any of your cards features.

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Hello,

I am new at the forums and I have a problem, I bought a linksys wireless adapter thinking it would work for my new vista computer 64 bit. Had problems with it connecting to internet, called support, told me to reinstall it, first time somehow I was able to install it, second time when trying to reinstall it wouldnt install! So i returned it to the store. Bought a D-Link Xtreme N Desktop Adapter. Tried installing driver, could not install it, when setup is complete it says "Couldn't find adapter, please insert adapter now" Called D-link support , told me to try it on my other xp computer, seemed to work perfectly there, but again I need it for my vista computer. Any ideas how to fix this problem? I need my internet to work.

Model No: DWA-552
H/W VER:A1
F/W VER: 1.10

If you need anymore information from me to find the answer, please let me know, thank you.

Answer:D-Link Driver install problem "adapter not found"

Have you made sure its in the pci slot all the way.

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This resembles http://forums.techguy.org/networking/829197-solved-can-no-longer-connect.html but only my laptop canít access my home wifi - all others can.

I spent a leisurely weekend at an Atlanta LaQuinta, and as I always do, I tapped into their network with my laptop (Toshiba Satellite, XP). The signal was weak, so I found an unsecured wifi signal from an apartment complex next door, which worked fine for a few hours, then slowed as the signal weakened; I donít know why. So, I grabbed an ethernet cable and did a direct connect. I was half asleep, and didnít really get what was going on when their portal management program said something about an incompatibility and gave me the choice to disable my wireless connection, which I did. Then, for the next day and a half, all functioned well.

Yesterday afternoon, I checked out and powered my laptop down. I arrived home, powered back up, and my laptop couldnít find the home wifi network. My wifeís laptop accesses the network fine. The Wireless Network Connection says "Disabled, Firewalled," and telling it to enable fails. I ran the diagnostics, and network adapter identification seems OK. Then I get these messages:

info - Network connection status: Disconnected
info - Network adapter hardware problem: This device is disabled
warn - Network adapter status not healthy
action - Automated repair: Enable network connection
action - Enabling the network adapter
error - Failed while enabling the network adapter
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Answer:No laptop wifi: "Network adapter status not healthy"

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Okay, so my AT&T DSL Broadband wifi modem is set up in the bedroom. I have an old desktop eMachine EL1600-1 in the living room I'd like to connect to it. No wifi card in the eMachine and the only ones I could find that are specifically for it are overseas and I didn't want to wait.

I bought a Kinivo Bluetooth USB Adapter/"dongle" & have that installed successfully. In Bluetooth Device Selection, it is now finding my Roku player, but not my wifi modem. It says, "Remote devices must be in Discoverable mode for this computer to find them. For assistance in making a remote device discoverable, refer to the user guide that came with the device."

I don't really 'have' a user guide that came with my modem (if indeed that's the problem at all -- which it might not be). Can anybody help me make this work? AT&T's regular tech support couldn't.
 

Answer:Solved: Connecting to Wifi using Kinivo "dongle" USB Adapter?

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Hi--I'm trying to install a Dominator FX 5500 AGP video card. Used to have a Rage 3D IIC PCI. I disabled the display adapter when I should have uninstalled the driver. Now I get a "Check Signal" message on boot when either card is plugged in. How can I get back to where I was before?? I can't get into BIOS. I never get that far. Please help me, good people! Thank you!!
 

Answer:Disabled display adapter now get "Check signal" on boot up

plug in the pci card back in then set the apature to agp not pci .
 

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I've had this issue for a while when hard-wired, but it was only once in a while. Now with a wireless adapter it is practically a daily occurrence. Powering off or sleeping my machine overnight makes no difference, will almost certainly happen the next day.

Symptom...out of the blue websites stop loading.

Fix:
Right-click on network sys tray icon>Troubleshoot Problems>Problem with an adapter>All Adapters....gets me this:

And for the record this is the one and only time a Windows "Try this repair" actually works. Windows claims it works in the troubleshoot prompts, and it actually does work.
Any great minds have an idea why on Earth Windows would keep turning DHCP off on my network interfaces...and more importantly how to stop it?
 

Answer:Win7 x64Pro...DHCP "enabled" on an adapter not sticking?

I'm guessing you already went through the adapter settings and made sure "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS automatically" is selected on the adapter?

Instructions:
http://windows7themes.net/en-us/how-to-enable-dhcp-in-windows-7/

Also would turn off IPv6. I've noticed more problems than not when having it on and not using IPv6. For whatever reason Microsoft thought it a brilliant move starting with Windows 7 to enabled IPv6 by default and assign it a higher priority than IPv4, meaning requests will always try IPv6 first then IPv4. It's caused a lot of real quirky ass issues, especially when I was using a 802.11g adapter years ago.
 

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Hello
I have an HP pavillion desktop (s5360f) with Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Module and D-Link router DIR-615. My numerous Laptops and iPhons / iPads work fine, but this desktop which is further away from the router (in another room, about 20 meters) only shows 1-2 bars of wifi. First I bought a big additional D-Link antenna (7Ghz) but it didn't really help - sometimes connction shows 3 bars. I was told this antenna should help a lot. Then I checked with my router settings and saw that the HP uses "g" connection when everything else uses "n". I even set it to only use "n" but still it shows the HP using "g". I updated the driver (Atheros 9.2.0.113 for AR5B91), but it didn't help. I have "n" enabled in Atheros in Device manager.
Now I'm lost and can't think of anything else that can be a problem and / or how to fix it... I don't have any thick walls between the router and the HP, my iPhone seems to work in this room just fine...
Please help!
THANK YOU!

Answer:Atheros Wifi adapter doesn't work with "n" router

Out of curoisity, are you suffering any symptoms of lack of signal qualities (glitchy video/slow connectivity)?

And what speed does the HP Desktop show it being connected at?

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Although my computer modem and internet was working all fine, after I boot it up again with fresh windows 7 ultimate, while creating new network connection, it shows whether modem is connected and is power on? where the problem might be.. help appreciated.

Answer:the "local area connection" adapter is not working properly

quick help and reply hoped...

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The battery stopped charging and the LED light on the laptop won't light up when the ac adapter is connected. The led light on the adapter itself is on. How do I get it to work again?  I also checked the battery status and it said "Excellent". I read somewhere that I should update the bios but now the laptoo won't turn on bevause even the battery is empty. I bought the laptop 10days ago.

Answer:My Inspiron 5459 is not charging its battery. "AC adapter is not recognized"

Hi REINNA,
Are you using an original Dell Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible? Could you check this adapter on another system if possible? When you press the power button on the system, do you see any leds come on atleast for a second or two? Does the light on the adapter stay on and stable when connected to the system or does it go off?
Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records. If the system is under warranty, we can help book a service call.
Keep us updated.

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I've had my Dell Inspiron for a few months now, but from the time I first booted it up, I've been riddled with problems.

My latest one concerns the wireless connection. After using the built in wireless card for a few minutes, it will suddenly cut out and show as alternating between having full connection and only one bar every second or so. Other devices at the same range have no problem when this occurs and it doesn't happen while wired. A very temporary work around (as in a few minutes) is to diagnose the adapter within control panel.

So far, I've gotten around this by using an external wireless adapter. However, that too has its fair share of problems. Its status will suddenly show that I have no internet access (again, other devices at the same distance work perfectly fine). Diagnosing it does nothing and disabling and reenabling of through the Network Adapters window in the control panel shows a window saying "Enabling..." with the loading icon as the cursor and seems to freeze on that.

Any help for either (or both!) of these problems is much appreciated.

Cheers

Answer:Built-in network adapter problems and stuck on "Enabling..."

Hi AJMac and welcome to Seven Forums. Have you tried uninstalling the driver for your wireless adapter and then reinstalling it? If you go to the Dell website you should be able to download the driver for your wireless adapter and give that a shot. Support for Home Users | Dell US

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Hi. I used to connect to the internet with cable broadband service going from the cable modem to my Asus RT-N15 router and then by wire to my desktop computer. This Asus network includes my NAS and wireless printer. Then I cancelled my cable internet and returned the modem. Now I am connecting to the internet through a cell-based wireless hot-spot. So I added a USB wifi dongle to my desktop and can connect fine to the hot-spot and the system tray says there is internet on the wifi but the browser stills tries to connect through the wired network (which has no internet access) and goes to the error page of the Asus router. There are no proxy settings in the browser or anything else I can see that would force this behavior. In order to get internet through the hot-spot I have to disable the wired adapter. Tried rebooting and looking around for something that might be forcing this but I am not so knowledgeable in this area. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Win7 won't connect to internet over "secondary" network adapter

LOL, fixed it myself from an older post on this forum that showed up in a different search than the first one I tried. Solution was to set the interface metric in the advanced settings for the Internet Protocol properties for each adapter.

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I see its disabled...and when try check box to enable it, message said it will forcibly disable it. do I need this to be checked on or allow it to stay off?

Answer:inquiry on "Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol " ?

This driver is used for two typical usage scenarios, each of which require at least two working (and connected) network adapters on a single PC. The first scenario is called adapter teaming, which means using two or more adapters at the same time, so that you can send and receive more packets than a single adapter could. The second scenario is called adapter failover/high availability, where a standby adapter takes over the network connection if the primary fails. If you only have one adapter on your PC hooked up (as I suspect is the case on your PC), or only one wired connection and one wireless connection, enabling this protocol will result in Windows disabling it automatically as soon as it figures out you can't team multiple adapters to work together on your PC.
HTH,
--Ed--

PS: this capability was introduced with Windows Server 2012, and remains mostly a "server thing" to this day. I don't see or hear about it being used much, if at all, on the client side, including Windows 10 clients. I'm curious if other site members either use it themselves, or have seen it used, in that way. Why, if I may be so bold as to ask, did you seek to enable it?

For more info, see this excellent TechNet article from my old buddy Greg Shields: Geek of All Trades : The Availability Answer | TechNet Magazine

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I Just downgraded my computer from windows 10 to windows 8.1 and when i go to device manager it says microsoft basic display adapter but my computer's graphics card name is Ati Mobillity Radeon x1300. Can Someone please give me a Ati mobillity radeon x1300 driver download for windows 8.1? Thanks!

Answer:Device Manager Saying "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter"

Doubt you will find a 8.1 or 10 driver for a display chip that old.

EDIT: You can try Vista or 7 drivers in compatibility mode as described here: Radeon x1300 and windows 8 - Microsoft Community

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After ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (result was perfect), I tried to install WIN 7 PRO on my DELL INSPIRON 1720 (4Gb RAM, Win Vista with SP2.) a legend come out saying something like: Update BIOS!!!
I download the newest executable BIOS file from DELL (1720_A09.exe). 
But when I tried to install it, the messages I get: "The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system bios can be flashed".
My Battery is too old, not charging anymore. Adapter (original Dell Ac adapter) & battery are plugged in.
I did a LOT of research online, tried many methods & combination of removing / reinstalling ,...etc. none worked. For example:1) 1720_A09.exe /forceit from the command prompt inside of Windows.2) I went to computer management and in Device Manager disabled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. But nothing happened. Same error.
Can U help me with my DELL problem??
Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks.
Daniel Teijo
El Paso, Tx 79936

Answer:"The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system bios can be flashed"

The solution was simple:- First download the BIOS update, to a folder that you can remember easily or to your desktop, for example mine was D620_A10.EXE and it was located on the desktop. Next type cmd in run and press enter, then at the prompt type cd desktop , you should then see something like this C:\Documents and settings\rob\desktop now type in the folder name of where the update is located, or if its on the desktop simply type in D620_A10.EXE <--- where that is the name of your bios update now if you were to press enter it would bring up the dialogue saying "The AC adapter and Battery must both be connected, before flashing the BIOS" so here s the great bit, simply type /forceit after the .exe with a space and sit back and watch the update!! example C:\Documents and settings\rob\desktop>D620_A10.EXE /forceit

Font.: club.myce.com/.../how-update-bios-dell-laptops-without-battery-260714

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Hi,

I'm having a really annoying issue where the only working driver I can use is the "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter". Every single other driver I have tried will all cause me to experience BSOD and the error message "Display Driver Has Stopped Responding". The issue appeared a month ago and it has took me up until yesterday to single it down to be a driver issue and not some kind of hardware fault.

My graphics card is a Sapphire R9 280x and so I use AMD Catalyst Drivers. The issue first came about when updating to 15.7.1 back when I was on Windows 7. I updated to Windows 10 to see if this would resolve my error but it still persisted exactly as it did before. So far I have tried using 15.7, 15.7.1, 15.8 beta and I have even tried just using the driver that Windows will install for my graphics card and all of these cause the errors I mentioned before. Using the basic driver allows me to watch videos and browse the internet fine however games are unplayable as the FPS is between 1-10 when usually it would be 60-120.

I am desperate to find a solution to this as I am just starting university tomorrow and I really miss being able to play games with my friends.

Any suggestions will be welcomed as I am willing to try anything at this point.

Answer:Can only use "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" as my graphics driver

Both of these articles say similar stuff you tried and some may have to try.
How old is the card ? Was it always in this PC listed in specs ? Nice motherboard and CPU, what size wattage PSU do you use, not listed ?

This the card, needs 750w PSU, wow ! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202061

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2665946
http://www.drivethelife.com/windows-...-xp-vista.html

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Hi,

I'm having a really annoying issue where the only working driver I can use is the "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter". Every single other driver I have tried will all cause me to experience BSOD and the error message "Display Driver Has Stopped Responding". The issue appeared a month ago and it has took me up until yesterday to single it down to be a driver issue and not some kind of hardware fault.

My graphics card is a Sapphire R9 280x and so I use AMD Catalyst Drivers. The issue first came about when updating to 15.7.1 back when I was on Windows 7. I updated to Windows 10 to see if this would resolve my error but it still persisted exactly as it did before. So far I have tried using 15.7, 15.7.1, 15.8 beta and I have even tried just using the driver that Windows will install for my graphics card and all of these cause the errors I mentioned before. Using the basic driver allows me to watch videos and browse the internet fine however games are unplayable as the FPS is between 1-10 when usually it would be 60-120.

I am desperate to find a solution to this as I am just starting university tomorrow and I really miss being able to play games with my friends.

Any suggestions will be welcomed as I am willing to try anything at this point.

Answer:Can only use "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" as my graphics driver

Both of these articles say similar stuff you tried and some may have to try.
How old is the card ? Was it always in this PC listed in specs ? Nice motherboard and CPU, what size wattage PSU do you use, not listed ?

This the card, needs 750w PSU, wow ! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202061

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2665946
http://www.drivethelife.com/windows-...-xp-vista.html

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The solution, in my case, with my setup, is in post three. I am leaving the other posts up as I know from searching the symptoms will be familiar to some. Hope it helps someone.

Hi there, first post, well and truly stuck. In a seperate but but related issue, I did a windows refresh install to sort out a problem and it solved the problem but metro apps like Mail stopped working, I assume a permissions/connection problem, I couldn't work it out. So, I did a fresh windows install on another hard drive, installed all the windows updates and then the latest catatlyst beta (which works on the original win 8 SSD, though I've also tried the non beta) but no matter how many clean reinstalls I do, I can't get the graphics card seen and Catalyst cc won't open. My bios settings haven't changed between removing the damaged-windows SSD and putting in the new one, so I don't think it's a bios issue. I have even installed the graphics driver for i5 3570K's HD4000, as well, on a suggestion. I have tried removing the graphics card, booting up, shutting down, replacing the graphics card. Any other suggestions at this point very welcome! Thanks.

Answer:7870 Tahiti LE seen as "microsoft basic diplay adapter"

I uninstalled the CCC beta, ran CCleaner's registry cleaner, putting ticks in only the AMD entries, selected the backup option. In Device Manager I Clicked on the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and uinstalled the driver there, causing the entry to vanish, clicked on Display adapters Scan for hardware changes, returning me to Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. This time, I used AMD's Catalyst AutoDetect tool, something I hadn't tried before. It suggested the best driver for this device is 14-4, so I let it download that (the ones on the drop page are 14.12 ( Driver ver. 14.501.1003) as the stable and 15.5 as the beta. I let it insall and... Device manager is showing it correctly as AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series. I will reboot and see if I can upgrade it to the 15.5 beta.

No joy over-installing or clean installing 15.5 or 14.12 (14-4, according to CCC/Information is 14.10.1006) I went back to AMD's Catalyst AutoDetect tool, let it install 14-4 (14.10.1006), went to Software Update where it says Available Version 14.201.1008, tried to get it to install that but after installing and rebooting, it says I'm still on 14.10.1006 and 14.201.1008 is still there as 'Available Version'. At least I have a working CCC but I'm still no closer to getting 14.12 or 15.5beta to install on this hard drive, where it's working fine on my old install hard drive.

Any workarounds, out there?

I'm told the updater on 14-4/14.10.1006 doesn't work, it appears, as far as I can see, to just download and in... Read more

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I used to see Wireless Connection 2 (Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter), but now it has disappeared.

I have tried netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<name of network> key=<password>. However, this hasn't brought back the connection in "Network Connections".

How can I get it back?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:"Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter" is missing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Chevaughn


I used to see Wireless Connection 2 (Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter), but now it has disappeared.

I have tried netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<name of network> key=<password>. However, this hasn't brought back the connection in "Network Connections".

How can I get it back?

Thanks in advance.


Just reinstall your Windows 7 approved wireless drivers and the Virtual mini port adaptor will reinstall with the drivers automatically.

The drivers do need to be Windows 7 approved in order to have the Virtual mini port adaptor which is only used to set up a hosted wireless network.

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Hi everyone, thank you for taking a moment to read my thread. I have a problem with my TP Link WN722N "150 Mbps High Gain Wireless USB Adapter". I have used this adapter for about a year with no problems. Today, I turned on my computer, and my taskbar showed the icon for, "Not connected no connections available" I thought this was weird, so I unplugged the adapter, put it back in, same message. Tried a different USB port. Same message. Restarted, same message. Re-installed drivers, same message. Tried on a different computer also running windows 10, adapter works fine. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could troubleshoot my problem further?

Answer:TP Link Wireless Adapter "Disabled" in Control Panel

Hi Robby.

Can you see adapter in device manager? I saw the comment that you re-installed drivers.

Do your USB ports work for a mouse or a USB key?


Ken

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three days ago, everything was fine. i have a windows vista pc, 32 bit, gateway dx441x. it has a wireless adapter. the other pc in my house is a windows xp gateway that's plugged into my linksys router. the modem also plugs into the router. ive had it set up this was since june and havent had any problems.

three days ago, i turned off my vista pc and it said "installing updates", which it does from time to time. this has never created a problem before. well the next day i could not get onto my network. every time i tried to connect, it said "windows cannot find any networks". i clicked diagnose the problem, it returned with another variation on windows cannot find any networks in your area. both my pcs are desktops, they have not moved an inch. the computer hooked to the router is still working and able to use the internet. i unplugged the adapter, plugged it back in, rebooted, nothing worked. at that point i decided maybe my adapter was broken so i bought a new one. i installed the software for it first, then plugged in the adapter. same problem - can't find any networks! i called linksys, their advice was to uninstall the driver and reinstall it. i went back to the old adapter, since i had ruled that out as the problem. uninstalled the driver under device manager. it went away. put the driver cd back in, went to install, it said this is already installed do you want to continue. i clicked yes, followed the prompts. (i dont know why it said the... Read more

Answer:wireless adapter suddenly can't"find" network that ive been using for months

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Hi all, so I have gotten the above message when trying to connect to my wireless, and it's saying I have limited access to the connection. I know it's not a router/modem issue as all other computers in the house are connecting without trouble. This all happened after I attempted to uninstall "Adaware" which I had installed to find and remove a nasty keylogger. Halfway through uninstalling I got a blue screen of death, and when I rebooted, I couldn't connected to the wireless. Anyone know of a potential solution?

Answer:"Problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter"

Nvm, system restored and it's working.

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Hey, I got my computer last September and it has been working perfectly up until last night when I was watching BBC iPlayer and suddenly it froze, Firefox Crashed, then it froze again and everything went black. Now whenever I try to boot up I get a BSOD saying that it failed to reset the display adapter. I can boot into safe mode and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers for my graphics cards. I get an error on the hardware info saying that the AMDA00 driver can't be run. If I manually disable the graphics cards then I can boot with no problems just using the onboard graphics.

I've attached the SF Diagnostic folder, any help is greatly appreciated.

EDIT: Got a shot of the BSOD to finally read the error as:
STOP: 0x00000116 (0xFFFFFA800A89F010, 0xFFFFF8800F3A1034, 0x0000000000000000,0x0000000000000002)
nvlddmkm.sys - Address FFFFF8800F3A1034 base at FFFFF8800F24E000, Datestamp 5267afe

Answer:BSOD linked to graphics card - "failed to reset the display adapter"

Try other versions of the display driver.
You may try the drivers on a trial and error basis:
320.49 WHQL
327.23 WHQL
331.58 WHWL
331.65 WHQL
331.82 WHQL
332.21 WHQL
Get them from Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Do a clean install on all of them. Uninstall the previously installed driver first.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
PhysX
nvidia Update
(Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Download the target WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:
Lengthy process, but the only stable version of nvidia is 314.22 lately, which does not support 700 series GPU.

Also, check it physically that the GPU is properly seated in the PCIe slot.

If you anyhow can boot into windows with the GPU on, stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

If no improvement anyhow, we have to accept that the GPU is over.
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Hi there, eyeryone.

I have been trying to get my internet working on my eMachines W3400 computer. It is currently running Windows XP Media Center 2002, but the problem is that, when I plug the ethernet cable into my modem, a balloon pops up saying that a network cable is disconnected.

I have tried upgrading the driver, restarting the computer, and the sort, but nothing comes up. When running ipconfig /all, all that comes up is the physical address, that the media is disconnected, and that the adapter is a Realtek RTL8139.

Any help?
 

Answer:Problems with Realtek RTL8139 Ethernet Adapter: "Network cable disconnected"

Probably a defective cable, defective NIC or maybe defective whatever is connected at the other end of the cable.
 

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i am trying to access internet through sony ericsson naite on Laptop(OS- VISTA). i had installed pc suite for trying to access internet with usb cable and bluetooth. Mobile is properly connect with pc (laptop) but i can't access internet.
when click connect internet option in pc suite i get message "Plug a cable into network adapter "local area connection" or get ip automatically". it try to configure manually and many trick on net, i failed to access net. operating system vista(updated).

Help me with steps please..

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Answer:Solved: Linksys adapter "can't find certificate" when trying to connect to home netwo

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Hey, all...

Working with a friend... I haven't seen the computer yet myself but from what she describes, she is seeing horizontal black lines across her monitor, most visible when in OE or MS Word.

It's an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX400 adapter. She's recently downloaded and upgraded the drivers. We've tried changing refresh rates, screen resolutions, color quality, etc...

Anyone run into anything like this? Again, this is after an upgrade to Windows XP so it's like the adapter is not being recognized properly.

Solution would be VERY helpful.
 

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FYI - On a fresh installation, although everything appeared normal and there were no error logs at all on the gateway or center, the ATA gateway could not "successfully send" data to the ATA Center when using a Intel 10Gb X540 adapter
installed on a physical server as the capture card. This X-540 was installed on a brand new Dell PowerEdge R320 and port mirroring was accomplished using RSPAN. Network Monitor worked fine, but until I used the onboard Broadcom adapter data captured
from the domain controllers was not processed by the ATA Center. I went so far as to disable all advanced features of the Intel 10gb X540 adapter with no success.
I wanted to share this so that no one else, went through the headaches I experienced. If more details are needed, please let me know.

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computer is intel, Msi
B75MA-E33,

all drivers are installed, and re installed.

I put in a new graphics card, and all of a sudden , it has stopped working.
I am using a wireless adapter and turned wireless on my modem to use the internet.

I prefer wired internet from the ethernet cable though - this has "broken"

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Hi,

I'd appreciate some help. I'm a computer dunce, and I don't know what I did to my system.

I run Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite with a Realtek wireless card. I ran ad-aware to clean up my system. It brought up a list of many proposed changes (cookies, registry), and I approved it without looking closely.

After it removed the problems, my wireless internet ceased to function, but the ethernet cable still works. The Windows diagnostic states:

"The Windows wireless service is not running on this computer."

and

"Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter."


I downloaded and ran the most current drivers from Realtek and the Windows Update, and nothing changed. I've read some posts where people think this kind of thing is a registry problem, but I have no idea.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:"Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter."

Hi -

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the running of Ad-Aware -
START | type rstrui

Remove Ad-Aware from your system.

Install MSE --> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I was presented with an issue late last week, which had to do with wireless connectivity on an Acer Extensa 5220 Laptop running Windows XP Professional.

While ethernet connections work perfectly, whenever I attempt to connect to the wireless network my client has in his house, it stalls at "Acquiring Network Address".

I've logged into the router from another machine in the house, and I can see that the router is configured to run DHCP, and DHCP is indeed working. (It lists the Acer laptop, and specifies the IP leased to the Acer laptop.)

A little bit of history: This machine was recently updated to Service Pack 3. I was able to log onto the wireless network AFTER updating it to Service Pack 3, and copied files across the wireless network too. (possibly before rebooting though, can't recall)

I've rebooted the router, and it made no difference. This router has allowed for a PPPoE connection to be established over wireless by the machine in question in the past.

I've since tried the following suggestions made by JohnWill in another post:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

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

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Over and above this, I've attempted to work through the network configuration wizard, I've attempted to assign the wireless adapter an ip on the correct IP rang... Read more

Answer:Solved: Acer Extensa 5220 Wireless "Adapter Acquiring Address" horror.

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When using the IPCONFIG -ALL command I have 52 Tunnel adapter local are connections "Media state: Media disconnected" listed.How can I delte them?Thanks in advance!Edith

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I have an Inspiron 5758 (Win 10, original Dell AC adapter, 45W, no appearance of damage on male or female end, though truth be told, those are very small/hard to see well).  In the past when I've unplugged my laptop, if I don't plug it in almost immediately again, but run the battery a for a little while, when I plug the AC adapter back in, I get the old "plugged in, not charging" indicator in my taskbar. In the past when this has occurred I've followed various temporary solutions to get it return to "plugged in, charging," esp. the ubiquitous 12 step method of turning off/unplugging/removing battery/uninstall in Device manager/etc...  Sometime just unplugging and plugging back in repetitively works.
But now, none of that works.  After draining a battery to about 25%, I plugged it back in, and got  a "plugged in, charging" indicator for about 20 seconds and then a reversion to "plugged in, not charging."
In addition, I get the following message upon start up, "Alert!  The AC power adapter cannot be determined,. The battery may not charge. They system will adjust...Note: This warning can be disabled in BIOS setup" (which I did after lots of searching how to but that doesn't make a *** bit of difference)I've read countless community forum posts and followed all Dell tech suggestions about problems w/, AC adapters, have run diagnostics, updated my BIOS, etc. till I'm blue in the fa... Read more

Answer:AC Adapter Cannot Be Determined

It isn't clear if you've tried to solve the problem, but here's how you proceed:
Replace the adapter with a new OEM Dell AC adapter.  If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC jack:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
And if that doesn't get the adapter recognized, replace the mainboard.

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my laptop says my AC power adapter type cannot be detected and i dont know how to enter the bios 

Answer:ac adapter cannot be determined

Hi intelligent person,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
After you press the power button, on the Dell logo screen, keep tapping the <F2> key. This will take you to the BIOS. In BIOS please check what is the status of the adapter / battery listed as.
Update the BIOS and chipset drivers to the latest from the Dell support site.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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I have a Cisco Linksys AE2500 wireless adapter and a Cisco Linksys e2500 wireless router.

For the most part I seem to be able to connect to the internet with no problem. But whenever I stream video to my PS3, my phone, Kindle or when I start using a lot of bandwidth my internet drops and I get the "limited access" message with the yellow <!> symbol. It still shows full bars and excellent connection. This happened with my PC at my old house, I forget was I did to fix it though? If it matters though I can connect fine to the internet from my Laptop and my other devices.

Any idea on how to quickly fix this?

Answer:Using Linksys AE2500 adapter, keep getting "limited access"?

You should try going into the routers set up page and change the wireless channel to a different one. Windows 7 tends to drop out or lose the connection if the wireless channel is overloaded. You can use a wireless scanner program like Xirrus WIFI inspector to scan for channels being used in your area.

Choose a channel furthest away form the ones your neighbors are using. Streaming movies wirelessly requires a good connection and a clear channel to work correctly. It also helps to use the Wireless N only setting in your router for best possible speed.

Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

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Last night, the Internet connection on my laptop was working flawlessly, but today, I cannot connect to the Internet. After using the Troubleshooter, it tells me there is a "Problem with wireless adapter or access point." but the WiFi is working for every other device in the house. I have tried rebooting my router, to no avail. Also, I checked Device Manager, and everything was working properly, and I do not have iTunes or McAfee installed. Is there a fix for this? Please help.

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Hello all,

I have been running Windows 8 since the beta release and up until this point haven't had use for adapter bridging or "internet connection sharing". I have a cellular modem hooked up via USB and am trying to bridge the USB modem adapter with my LAN port on my tower to output to a wireless router. When I attempt to do this, I see the message stating "please wait while windows bridges the networks." Then after about 10 minutes it completes but the bridge doesn't seem to be successful as it is displaying no internet connection. I removed the bridge an restarted my machine. After restarting the LAN adapter displays its status as "Enabled", however the cellular modem displays "Enabled, Bridged"(See Below).

I have done about an hours worth of googling looking for the answer with no success on how to remove the adapter from its bridge. When I select both adapters and try to recreate a bridge it displays "You must select two adapters not currently in use by ICA." (See Below)


Any help is appreciated, Thanks!

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I use a Alpha realtek chipset wifi adapter and it worked perfectly with 11 mg but recently showed the "No Realtek" message. I can't successfully reload the software. It is completely disfunctional. I think it was firewalled. Can I get around this problem?
 

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Error message above after losing wireless connection. Intel PROSet Wireless software shows up under Add/Remove Programs but isn't listed under Device Manager/Network Adapters (only Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller is listed) or any othe Device Manager categories.

Please help. Thanks, g

P.S. downloaded Intel driver and software update but they didn't run (?) after attempting repair via troubleshoot
 

Answer:"Adapter Problem: driver is not installed" error

Hi dear i go through your problem . i think that you should check you hardware options.in you system if yo find you adapter options then go for enable or else you need new laptop adapter. i can just help you by giving you a site that i search for you . you can by new laptop adapter you can goo through it .
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Greetings from me in St'go de Chile,

Finally my eBay ("China flavored") 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!

Now my problems start:
In USB mode 263Gb free HDD space is shown, yet when I connect with the SATA to ATA IDE adapter BIOS shows 137.4 Gb.
Using "Paragon HDD Manager", I tried to copy the OS & data of another HDD to this new 300Gb HDD.
At first it all went well, yet about half an hour later I got error messages:
Disk I/O error.
When I try to format it: Drive not read error
And now Paragon HDD Manager does not even allow me to see the disks.
When I go back and plug in the USB front part of the new HDD, everything seems OK, just like before.
Maybe the new HDD need to have the pins (for Master, Slave etc.) assigned?
I just left them as they came and wouldn't know which ones to assign for "Master".

Answer:My 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!!

What type of drive are you attaching, IDE or SATA? There are no jumper pins per se for SATA drives. If it is an IDE drive the jumper should be in the CS or Master position. Are you using the power adapter with the USB Adapter? If you are attaching this to a Windows computer go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In Disk Management, what does the drive look like? You may have a 137 GB partition and the rest could be Unallocated space.

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I have a Linksys WPC54G V3 Wireless notebook adapter. Under the Linksys wireless monitor software, it says its "Inactive". I know this adapter is not a lemon, because it worked in an XP laptop (The one that doesn't work on is a Windows ME, and i confirmed that it is compatible with ME however). I have tried some other programs like Netstumbler, and Boingo, which apparently doesn't work with ME. Netstumbler doesn't recognize it as a valid network card. In the device manager, it recognizes it, with no conflicts.

I talked to linksys live support online, but diddnt really help...

Ronnie D. (18898): Hi, my name is Ronnie D. (18898). How may I help you?
Unknown: Hi, i have a Linksys WPC54G V.3 in my laptop which is running Windows ME, I have installed everything correctly, and the Network monitor says "WPC54G V3 Is inactive" and i cant connect.

Ronnie D. (18898): Please install the software again.
Unknown: Ok i inserted the CD and clicked on install, and its telling me that the software is already installed, which it is not.
Ronnie D. (18898): Please hold on.
Unknown: ok
Ronnie D. (18898): Please go to start, all programs and look for Linksys wireless adapter.
Unknown: it is not there
Ronnie D. (18898): Do you have Add/Remove program there?
Unknown: yes
Unknown: Under the add/remove programs, Linksys wireless adapter is not there either\
Ronnie D. (18898): What do you have on Add/Remove program?
Unknown: Under the list, the Linksys software is... Read more

Answer:Linksys wireless notebook adapter "Inactive"

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After uninstalling the Standard VGA Adapter and manually erasing any remnants of old graphic drivers by using Driver Fusion, I attempted to reinstall the standard NVIDIA driver as recommended by DriverAgent. After downloading and attempting to install, I received a message from NVIDIA that my system was 32 not 64 bit (wrong), and installation was discontinued at that point. A VGA Driver was automatically re-installed at the next boot-up. Yet the Standard VGA driver (not the GeForce driver) still shows a configuration problem in "Manage" and I have been unsuccessful in reinstalling a new driver for it.

I otherwise have no visual problems with my monitors.
The Event Viewer does not seem to list any problems with a recent Chkdsk.
I have attached the logs which note the error.

Could it be something else or a hardware failure?

Answer:Standard VGA Graphics Adapter reports "tv_ConfigMgrErr14"

hi,

I really suggest you to uninstall DriverAgent. These software which search drivers for your system are really bad.
Remove any type of driver and manually download the Nvidia driver from Nvidia site. Also try different versions of drivers.
Run the driver setup program as administrator.

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