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Portege Z20T using in wall-mounted position

Question: Portege Z20T using in wall-mounted position

I have a client who wants to use a Portege Z20T but in a wall-mounted position (either fixed or flexible bracket / frame).
Has anyone had to deal with this situation and what have they used?
Or, what would anyone suggest (apart from not using a Portege Z20T)! :-)


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I can't find any reliable info whether the z20t-b or z20t-c supports the DisplayPort Alternate Mode over its usb type c port. If so does it support 3840*[email protected] ?

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Question: Wall Mounted PC

This will go great with that wall mounted big screen TV.

Answer:Wall Mounted PC

That's... er... pretty.

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I saw this idea in a magazine over Christmas break and I wanted to see what other people thought. Basically, a guy didn't have enough room in his office to put a desktop, so he built himself a case and bought a few customized parts and managed to build a pair of computers that he mounted on his wall. They're only about 2(?) inches thick or less, and look like high-tech pieces of modern art. Unfortunately, they were running some old hardware, so these weren't top of the line computers. I was considering doing something like this myself. Not to save space, but just because I can. As far as the case goes, I would build that myself(probably out of aluminum with a plexiglass front cover), but I'm not sure what other parts I could use in the computer. What components would work best and fit? I'd be looking to make this a gaming system. Right now I'm not worried about cost at all. Anybody have any ideas? Or, does anybody have any opinions about mounting a several thousand dollar computer on a wall? I think it follows the same train of thought as mounting a plasma screen, but that's just me. Thanks for the input.

Answer:Wall-mounted computer?

You don't need a case, just mount your motherboard to the wall.

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I just recently bought this PC and was wondering if it can be wall mounted. Is it VESA compliant? Or do I have to DIY my own mount? If I have to DIY it, what materials do I need?

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I just recently bought this PC and was wondering if it can be wall mounted. Is it VESA compliant? Or do I have to DIY my own mount? If I have to DIY it, what materials do I need?

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Hey cant get my position with bing maps, here maps, oder mapfactor navigator, even GPS Information Apps cant show position when WLAN is off.

I bought this for Stand Alone GPS Features.
Updated Win 8.1 to the latest Updates. Still no location Service in APPs.

GPS is on in Windows 8.1 Settings, i allowed the apps to use the gps/position.
All latest Toshiba service updates are installed. Even with a SIM CARD i get no GPS.

Only in WLan i get a position..

So return this is it damaged? BTW must work tomorrow drive around the world. When its not working i must return it.

Tested here Maps und the windows maps app and mapfatorGPS.
none gets a fix when wlan is off.

Answer:Portege Z20t-b GPS no working

In the description of Portege Z20t-b-xxx the “Assisted GPS” is mentioned.

The assisted GPS is part of the 3G module… so it should work using the 3G connection too.

Did you test it?

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I will be setting up some PC's in my office that will have large flat screen TV's to be used to diplay Looping PowerPoint Prentations for informational purposes for visitors. What I want to do is be able to remotely administer them via RDP then log out and have the Presentation to continue to run after I disconnect from my RDP session. The problem is that when I do log out of my RDP session, the TV display goes back to the locked out Service Account used for the PC login. I found some info at but I don't think the suggestion of creating and saving the PowerPoint presentation as a .ppsx file is what I need. I've seen this done in lots of places but need to know how make this all work in my office without using a wireless keyboads and mice at each TV. Thanks for everyones advice in advance.

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I am trying to power protect a fiber-to-copper media converter / router installed in my network room that is wall-mounted. I really only have space for another wall-mounted device and not a full rackmounted form factor. I've seen such devices in the past but it looks like the only thing that APC provides is a very old style 500VA model that, from what I've read in the reviews, is about 10 years too late and probably wasn't that good even back then...

I really need a wall-mounted UPS with Ethernet connectivity for monitoring and the ability to hot-swap batteries while still passing power. Anyone aware of such an animal?

Answer:Wall-Mounted UPS: Why so hard to find??

Perhaps you should get a rackmount UPS and use a wall mounted vertical rack to hold it.

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As many of you guys here are (like me) IT service providers, you know that your customers are now looking for help with VOIP and other tech products that overlap with IT.

We have a corporate IT customer that wants us to help them setup their conference room AV equipment. That is a new area we are branching into.

We are looking for a wall mounted wireless programable remote. Ideally we'd like to be able to program macros so that we can activate a drop down screen, automatically activate the projector, automate play video, etc.

The one we are looking at now is the URC KP-900

Anybody have any experience on this one or any alternatives?


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I will be setting up some PC's in my office that will have large flat screen TV's to be used to diplay Looping PowerPoint Presentations for informational purposes for visitors. What I want to do is be able to remotely administer them via RDP then log out and have the Presentation to continue to run after I disconnect from my RDP session. The problem is that when I do log out of my RDP session, the TV display goes back to the locked out Service Account used for the PC login. I found some info at but I don't think the suggestion of creating and saving the PowerPoint presentation as a .ppsx file is what I need. I've seen this done in lots of places but need to know how make this all work in my office without using a wireless keyboads and mice at each TV. Thanks for everyones advice in advance.

Answer:Setting up Wall Mounted PC's with TV Monitors

Hi Steve, welcome to the Seven Forums.

This is a workaround I have used in almost a similar scenario:Set automatic logon on remote PC (Log On Automatically at Startup)
Set the PowerPoint presentation to run fullscreen automatically on the remote PC whenever user is logged in:Create a batch file containing following command:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\POWERPNT.EXE" /S "X:\Name_Of_Your_Presentation.pptx"

Save it to Start Menu > Programs > Startup on remote PC

Restart remote PC instead of closing the RDP:Create a batch file to restart immediately:

shutdown -r -t 1

Save it to desktop of the remote PC

Instead of closing the remote desktop connection, double click the restart batch shortcut to restart the computer. The remote PC will now restart, logs in automatically and runs your presentation fullscreen.

Notice please that the command in above list #2 assumes you are using PowerPoint 2013 ("Office15") and that you are using either a 64-bit Office on a 64 bit Windows, or 32 bit Office on 32 bit Windows. If you have a 32 bit Office on a 64 bit Windows, the folder Programs Files must be changed to Program Files (x86), and if using older Office versions the folder Office15 must be changed accordingly (Office 2010 = Office14, Office 2007 = Office13 and so on).


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Had a portege Z20t-b for 4 weeks, turned it on and had 5% left on primary battery, 5 min later it suddenly turns off and now won't turn back on. Tried plugging the power in and turning it back on. Removed the screen and tried turning it on and nothing happens. The battery light is flashing and goss solid when plugged it. Any ideas what my problem is?

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Its possible charging Z20t-C through USB-C or only proprietary power brick works?

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The camera apps "Camera" and "TruCapture" on my Windows 10 Z20T-B2112 don't offer the rear camera, only the front web cam.
Any idea how I can fix this? Is there a specific driver needed?

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When I go to input method panel in Win 10 I cannot choose inking as input method.
I have latest Wacom software.

How can I enable inking (handwriting) input method?

Answer:Cannot use inking handwriting on Win 10 with Portege Z20t

I also have this problem after upgrading to Windows 10. handwriting entry panel has disappeared and there is not way to enter data in Tablet mode. The pen works elsewhere but the pen entry option is greyed out in the keyboard chooser.

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I have a Z20t-C-15M. SN 5H071828H. Online specs says there's a battery inside the docking keyboard and a battery inside the tablet.
Battery indicators is saying Battery # 1 is not present whereas battery led indicator in the keyboard dock displays no light (nor white nor orange).
Battery indicators is saying battery # 2 present and led indicator is white on the tablet.
Is this a normal behavior or an issue ? Why can'I get the secondary battery ?
From the specs :
Battery Life up to 9h30min tablet only (Mobile Mark? 2014 running Win10)
up to 19h tablet & keyboard (Mobile Mark? 2014 running Win10)


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Are there any monitors available that can be fixed directly to a wall, around the 19\20 inch size.

Answer:wall mounted monitor advice needed

there are loads most monitors can be try this:click here

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I'm planning on trying to build a 19" rack from wood and metal. Haven't got a clue yet how I would do it, but I was thinking of using 1x2s for the top/bottom and the sides. Essentially make it a box to screw to the wall. The space would be about 20" and have metal sliders to attach the ewuipment to useing nuts&bolts.

Like I said, haven't drawn anything out yet but would this work? Has anyone tried it?

Reason for doing this. Wood is cheaper then having the rack shipped to here ($80-$200 for shipping + the cost of $150 for the rack). This is for home use only, just trying to clean things up.


Answer:Make a 20u 19" wall mounted rack?

20U? Wall-mounted?
I can here it now, CRASH!!!!

Unless of course your just putting in network gear and not servers, but still
20U is going to be hell for the wall.

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I?ve got a Z20t-B-10C with a 256 GB SSD Samsung MZNTE256HMHP, which is a SATA M.2 2280 module.

I assume, I could replace this one by any other SATA M.2 2280 module, like the new SanDisk X400 1 TB (also named SD8SB8U-1T00-1122 or SD8UB8U-1T00-1122, don?t know the difference yet).

Does anyone know, where I could also replace it by a PCIe M.2 2280 module (also called NVMe), like the Samsung SSD SM951-NVMe 512 GB M.2 (MZVPV512HDGL) or the Plextor M6e 512 GB M.2 (PX-G512M6E)? Do I have to look for the M.2 ?B? and/or ?M? key?

Answer:Portege Z20t SSD upgrade – SATA M.2 only?

I dont think the notebook supports PCIe, you should get a SATA drive to ensure compatibility.

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I've worked on many Toshiba portege z20t laptop/tablet and i always have the same issue: the screen feel slack on the hinge. If i put a little piece of paper on the hinge before connect screen it solve the problem but it's not a professionnal solution...

Anyone can help me please ?


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Good morning, after using the Lenovo x61t for over 7 jears it is time to find a new one.

The z20t seems to be the only one which fits my needs:
* convertible
* track stick
* at least full HD display (and not a mirror one!)
* native(!) Ethernet

The only drawback is the little ssd (max. 256) and that is only HDMI 1,4, no 2.0 (CPU limitation) or Display Port to get [email protected]

Then I stumbled over a Z20t-B-10C-SE with a 500 GB SSD ! Is this real or a fake? It was listed yesterday with 16 GB RAM, today with only 8 GB RAM.

If I'm allowed to dream, I would add these ones to the z20T:
* the third mouse button to the trackstick for scrolling (this is something I use almost everytime))
* Perhaps putting 16 GB RAM to the notebook
* HDMI 2.0 or Displayport - this problem is solved itself via an upgrade to Skylake which provides HDMI 2.0
* Having PCe-Lanes (one would be enough) in the dock connector
The last one enables to have more keyboard variants:
* the one which is offered today
* one with a ExpressCard slot (additional card reader, more USB ports, TV cards, special internet connection cards, interface cards for data aquisition etc.)
* one with a ExpressCard slot & second SSD/HDD bay (e.g. for a "cheap & really big HDD")

Additional, a "small & tiny" one for people for which every gramm is important could be nice (no, I prefer the "standard" one which comes with the z20t a lot over the tiny ones which comes with many other tables)... Read more

Answer:Portege Z20t-B-10C-SE - hardware specification question

Your “dreams” sounds good

- The additional 3rd mouse button… well I never required such button on my touchpad… so for me such button would be useless…

- 16GB RAM… definitely big YES… but unfortunately this Portege Z20t-B-10C supports max 8GB RAM… this limitation appears due to the chipset/CPU

- Espress Card slot is could be a nice-to-have feature but I think this kind of interface is already more or less in decline…

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Last April I bought a Port?g? Z20T-C 13Q (PT16AE-02J03LCE) and a Stylus Pen (PA5133U-1EUC), with the intention of starting to use this device (as in the advertising itself of the product is announced) Other uses, take notes and draw schemes.

Unfortunately, I saw from the beginning that the Stylus Pen did not work. I thought the reason was that neither the Wacom drivers nor the TruNote program were installed. There was no major problem, because I downloaded those files from the support page for my Port?g?. After installing them, my computer still does not recognize the pressure of my fingers, let alone the presence of the Stylus (maybe because I have chosen the wrong stylus).

Please: What should I do? How do I get to use my computer as it is initially advertised on the website? What Stylus do I need?

Curiously, on an Amazon website we recommend this Stylus Pen as Toshiba Portege Z20T Stylus Pen, and for that reason I bought it from the Toshiba dealer along with the computer.

Thank you for answering my questions.

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I've got a z20t-B-107. Lovely machine, upgraded to win 10, all working fine - I had to download a new Wacom driver to get the 'left-click' to work with the pen.

I'm using it in tablet mode to digitise some data points on a map, and to sketch with the pen. However, when I rest my hand on the screen it 'activates' the touch screen and makes things go crazy. I really need to be able to temporarily switch off the touch digitiser and have only the Wacom digitiser running, and if I can toggle it on/off somehow that would be useful. Otherwise i need to use the pen in a very unnatural position to avoid touching the screen with my hand.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note which uses the Wacom type digitiser - it doesn't seem to suffer from this, as soon as it detects the pen near the screen it appear to switch off the touch part.

I would be grateful for any help - I've tried search engines but they only seem to give results about touch pads, and that's completely different...

Many thanks in advance

Answer:Portege Z20t - can I turn touch screen OFF?


I use a Z20t too (but with Win8.1) and have the same problem. I have decided to switch off the touch complete. It is not a good solution, but a good working with OneNote is only with switching off the touch functionality possible.
Maybe this is a possible solution for you.
In Win8.1 I switched off the driver in the device manager.

I found the following steps here:

1. Right-click and select "All Apps" at the lower right corner, then select Control Panel
2. Select Hardware and Sound
3. Select Device Manager
4. Select Human Interface Devices
5. From the list, look for the driver for the touch screen. This can be tricky since on my tablet they are all listed as "USB Input Device" and there are 3 of them. I found it by disabling and re-enabling one at a time until the touch screen stopped responding. You can also identify the touch screen by checking the Properties | Details and get the "Hardware Ids" then do a search online to see what the device is. In my case, the touch screen has the ID USB/VID_0EEF&PID_7302.
6. Once you know which is the touch screen, disable the driver and the touch screen should no longer work
Enable this device to make the touch screen work again.

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I can't seem to fix this problem. The screen on my Port?g? Z20t-B2112 is just out of focus. It's enough to make you nauseous. Any ideas? I installed the windows 8.1pro.

Answer:Fuzzy screen on Portg Z20t-B2112

Have you set the right display resolution?

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I own a Portege Z20T B-10C which is a rather nice machine, but has one annoying flaw: The screen gets scratched by virtually any contact. For example, I can't use the "emergency pen" for touch input or to write on the screen as it causes scratches. Also, the screen has already collected a series of scratches shaping the outline of the touchpad, i.e. supposedly produced when closing the laptop. Hence, you can't really use the laptop the way it should be used and I fear that a few months from now the screen will be filled with scratches.

While I'm waiting for my notebook shop to decide whether this is a warranty case or not, I wonder if anyone of you owns this model and has come across the same problem?


Answer:Portege Z20T: Screen becomes scratched by virtually anything

I have exactly the same problem. I've only been using the machine since July and already it's quite damages. Basically the screen rubs against the dock and I have the imprint in the outline of the touchpad. I'm concerned that they will soon damaging the images captured by the camera since the outline of the touch pad is right over the lens.

Toshiba is so far unwilling to repair this and I've included the response from my account rep below. Frankly, I was shocked since this is such an expensive computer and the cause of the problem seems so obvious. I was also disappointed that they didn't consider this thread when evaluating my case since it is the first result when one Googles 'portege scratched screen'.
Hello Eric,

I sent your email with the pictures of your laptop screen scratches. They replied back saying that the scratches are not due to a manufacture defect and there have not been another reports of other Z20t touchscreens getting scratches like this on the screen, so there is nothing they can do to replace it. Our Customer Service Manager will usually just make the call to replace it, if the laptop is with the first 90 days, which is 2 ? months past the normal return policy. He was not able to get the approval to replace it.

I am glad that you were able to get this laptop back up and running. Please keep that Business Technical Support number handy for any future needs, which I hope that you do not ever have to use it in the future. Please give me ... Read more

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I am interested to see if anyone else is experiencing this issue. Since upgrading Windows 10 to the latest Version 1511, Build 10586 released in November by Microsoft i am having strange issues with the Conexant HD Audio device.

The issue being when i am playing stereo music and i encounter a lower volume section of the music (i.e - strings etc) the sound switches from Stereo to Mono and when the volume of the track increases it again reverts to stereo. Sometimes it switched back and forth regularly which is irritating.

I have the latest DTS Studio Sound (1.2.41) for Windows 10 and the correct Conexant HD Audio driver from Toshiba ( and this is the exact same driver/software version i had prior to updating Windows 10 to the latest version so the issue has definately been caused by the update.

To get around the issue i have installed the generic High Defination Audio Device drivers from Microsoft and the issue no longer occurs but i obvisuly can no longer use DTS Studio Sound with these drivers.

I am hoping Toshiba will be releasing a new DTS Studio Sound and/or driver to correct this issue.

Thanks in advance


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I undocked the screen from the keyboard without issue (using the "eject hardware safely" icon), but when reattaching the screen, it does not recognize the keyboard. Physical connection is 100%, but no communication at all. Usually it dings and switches from tablet mode to PC mode. Not this time. Interestingly, it DOES know that the keyboard is being charged, but only "Battery 2" is present.

Any ideas before sending it to the dreaded "Depot"?

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Your Wall-Mounted HDTV Probably Violates Electrical Codes

Gizmodo ran across an interesting tidbit of information that could have a direct affect on many of you. According to the article, running the cords from your HDTV through your walls is a violation of the National Electric Code that could void your insurance coverage.

Running power cords through the walls is not a substitute for permanent wiring. You're supposed to have a new electric socket installed directly behind the TV, where you can plug in the power cord and coil up the slack to tuck underneath. If you drilled some holes and ran cable yourself all willy nilly, in and back out to a power socket, chances are you are in violation of these codes. Should a fire result, your insurance may find reason to get out of covering your losses.

The way I have avoided this in the office here is hide the cables externally with off the shelf material from the local hardware store for a few bucks (is there nothing plastic rain gutter material can?t do?).

Answer:Your Wall-Mounted HDTV Probably Violates Electrical Codes

I never would have suspected that. I guess if there is a possibility of your insurance company not covering you, I would definitely rather just hide the coiled up cable. Looks like it violates two rules (2 and 5), they could pull off a double whammy on you.


If you drilled some holes and ran cable yourself all willy nilly

I couldn't help but to laugh at that .

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When I turn the display off, the touchscreen and digitizer are still enabled, so, if I touch the screen, the display comes back on. Any way to solve this?

Also, not sure if related, if I turn the screen off and leave it overnight, the battery drops by 25-30% in about 8 hours. Same thing happens when I leave the screen turned off for a short period of time, the battery just doesn't last. Not sure if its because the touchscreen and digitizer are still on.

P.S. Running on upgraded Windows 10 64bit.

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ThinkPad Super Low Profile TrackPoint Cap Set, Part number:4XH0L55146. this is the cap fits to thinpad x1 yoga.

since having z20t for the last year and half. I still can not find any other 2-in-1 to be better. this comes from someone who had previously only used the most expensive thinkpad models and updating every 1-2 years.

however, the trackpoint cap drives me a bit crazy as I rely on it most time as a 10+ year thinkpad user. it is tiny, needs a lot of force to move, and after a while, the surface becomes smooth and easy to slip.

I did tons of search and bought quite a few replacement caps to try, none worked. and it bugs me that toshiba does not sell a replacement either. so one day when the cap wears out or damaged, I would need to buy a new keyboard dock at least.

finally I found one that works perfectly, from no other than thinkpad itself.
ThinkPad Super Low Profile TrackPoint Cap Set, Part number:4XH0L55146. this is the cap fits to thinpad x1 yoga.

It fits perfect into the space, right size recess to connect to keyboard, just a bit higher than keyboard surface for easier usage. It is also low enough that it does not touch screen at all (far from it) when closed.

more importantly, as it is bigger and have many dimple on it. it is actually much much better user experience. I would say now it would give similar feeling as the best thinkpad trackpoint now. no slip, needs much less force to move around.

I found this solution by accident as I bought a... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Portege Z20T-C. I purchased it 6 months ago. After 3 months it developed a white ghost spot on the screen (approx 1cm across) which I now understand to be a pressure mark.

I don't actually use the touch screen of the laptop so I was surprised about this.

I wondered if any other Z20T owners have had this problem. Since I don't use the touch screen I wondered if it was a common fault with this model.

I did send the laptop back to be looked at under Toshiba's repair and warranty, but was told it wasn't covered and it'd cost me ?528 to repair.

I paid this. It took 3 months to get the machine back and the new screen has a similar pressure mark, just on a different part of the screen. Plus I have a lot of nice scratches all over my (was as new) laptop.
I suspect the pressure mark was caused by the engineer whilst reassembling the machine and pressing on the screen.

The Toshiba repair company say I can send it back to be re-assessed. They won't guarantee to fix it under their 90 day warranty - only to assess it.

I certainly won't spend another ?528 and wait another 3 months.
So, I've had a very expensive laptop for 3 months that's now pretty useless.
I can't say I'm having the best experience as a Toshiba customer.

Does anyone have any advice?

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Hi ,
I have bought new toshiba portege z20t that came with pre-installed windows 8.1 pro downgraded to windows 7 pro , inorder to get windows 8.1 pro againe toshiba company has accompanied 3 DVD recovery media for windows 8.1 with laptop and its written in instructions to switch from windwos 7 to 8.1 I have to enter bios change it from CSM mode to UEFI mode I made this and I put the first DVD in my External dvd and chose F12 then boot from ODD what happened is that Toshiba logo came in screen loading for long time with no further continue to enter /windows 8.1 installing option . I don't know how can I setup the windows

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Recently We order some model "TOSHIBA Z20T-C".Our company policy have to enable Windows bitlocker function.
I have a problem. I can't input bitlocker pin on screen keyboard when I power on the tablet or normal model .
Model "Z20T-B" is no problem.

PS:Portege Z20t-C
P/N : PT16BT-01T04Y
BIOS Version : 5.50
EC Version : 1.30
OS:Win10 or Win8.1

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in the instructions:

Changing the screen orientation
When operating the computer in tablet mode, you can change the screen orientation by roting the computer sideways. The screen orientation automatically changes according to the rotation angle detected.

But it does not go!
The operating system is windows 10.

What can i do?

Answer:Portege Z20T: Windows 10 - Changing screen orientation don't work

This response from Toshiba is an outrage.
Es tut mir sehr leid, dass Sie eine negative Erfahrung mit Ihrem Toshiba Ger?t machen mussten.

Aufgrund der Themen-Komplexit?t und m?glicher notwendiger R?ckfragen k?nnen Anfragen zur Konfiguration und Installation von Software (Treiber, Betriebssystem etc.) nicht immer vollst?ndig per E-Mail beantwortet werden. Wir bitten daher um Verst?ndnis.

Nutzen Sie hierzu bitte unsere umfangreichen Online Supportangebote <> oder wenden Sie an unsere Experten unter 0900-18674422 (1,56 Euro/Minute).

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We have bought a Portege Z20t-C-121 to test it as a replacement for some of our senior management. I re-built it with Windows 10 Enterprise and installed all the latest Drivers from the Toshiba Website. The Intel Wi-Fi Driver did not work correctly so I downloaded and installed it from the Intel website.

The only thing I can't get to function seems to be the auto screen rotation; when I un-dock the screen to use it as a tablet Windows detects this and switches to tablet mode but, however I turn the screen it remains in the same landscape orientation that it was in when it was docked.

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
OS Version: 10.0.10586 N/A Build 10586

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get this feature to work please?

Answer:Portege Z20t-C-121 screen does not auto rotate in tablet mode

Did you install Win8 or Win10 drivers?

Did you install the Toshiba System Driver and Toshiba System Settings?

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The current driver in my computer is:-
Device Manager>Display Adapters>Intel(R) HD Graphics 5300>Driver>
Version= 18-11-2015 Intel Corporation.

On the Toshiba web site,
Intel Display Driver Driver Windows 10 64-bit 179.7 MB

And on the Intel Web site, Driver is 28-JAN-2016

Now how is the Intel driver at 28-JAN-2016 version 15 and the one in the computer at version 20 but dated NOV-2015 and the toshiba web site says version 10 and says that is still current?

And all of this is because Firefox does not restore properly and also the computer does not wake up when I open the lid.

Answer:Portege Z20t - Win10 graphic card driver version

I am using Portege z20t with Dynadock 4k and external monitor. The Intel 5300 driver cannot see second display and is clearly not working properly. Will this be fixed? Can I update it to latest version of driver from Intel?

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i tried to install a toshiba Z20t-c-11g

OS: Windows 10 LTSB
Driver: complete

I tried to install the new BIOS from the drivers page on
That BIOS sadly does not work ...? Why?

Anyway... the problem i had and i wanted to have fixed is:

Bitlocker encrypted my whole drive.
it starts correctly and displays the keyboard.
GPO: Keyboard Slates (or something like that) is activated.
BUT: Touchscreen does not work. That means.. i can see the keyboard but it does not work.
thats why i wanted to update my bios but it says it is not working on my computer... well thats frustrating...
why offer the bios update when it does not work at all... or is it some sort of windows 7 only? cant imagine that tbh.

i guess the only problem is the bios but i could be wrong (z20t-b works on same settings for example)

Any help would be pretty nice. Thanks ..

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on a Z20t-B-10C with one minor modification (upgraded to a 500GB Samsung SSD, dropped recovery partition, but not the EFI partition), I have the following issue:
When the BestCrpyt Pre-boot screen shows up, I cannot directly enter the passphrase, but have to 1) hit at least one key 2) wait for approx. 10 sec. 3) delete the entered key(s) and then 4) enter the passphrase.
Thought it may have to do with a delayed interaction between tablet and keyboard dock, but a USB keyboard directly connected to the tablet, not the dock, shows the same behaviour. Trying different things in the Bios (switching to UEFI legacy, etc.), with no effect. This phenomenon is, according to their support, not known to the BestCrypt people. Operation system is Windows 10 64bit, all drivers and bios are recent.
Has anybody else observed this behaviour? Or experience with other full disk encryption which are compatible with a UEFI bios?
Thank you in advance,
Kind regards,

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HI, I have a Portege z20t - the letter "A" key has come off and I am wondering if anyone knows the trick to getting it to stay back on. I am still under warranty but it is such a long process to get it fixed ( return it to Telstra who send it off etc) that I am wondering if its an easy fix? thanks

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Question re Toshiba portege M780-106 touchscreen laptop:
We have a problem with the mouse cursor lagging behind the stylus position.

This gap increases dramatically as the velocity of the stylus movement increases.
As we are running a tracking task with the stylus this is problematic.

We are running the task in Windows 7 using python 2.6 with primarily pygame library functions.
Is there a way to disable the process that produces this discrepancy between stylus and mouse pointer?

Any help much appreciated!


Answer:Portege M780-106 - mouse cursor lagging behind the stylus position

Is the CPU running in performance mode? Perhaps there is a lag because eco mode is turned on, or the CPU speed has throttled to a low speed.

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Having a bit of a problem here. Have recently installed Kaspersky Internet security v6.0.2

Things were ok before the installation as for me to download from a program such which requires opening of ports, i was easily able to through the router firewall. It now seems i have to do this using Kaspersky also?

Now, that seems ok until i see so many options. I see "Rules for applications", "Rules for packet filtering" and "Zones". The first two contain similar sort of rules.

How do i go around configuring this if i want to download using mIRC for example. Could someone please provide a step by step on what ports i should be using first of all for downloading using DCC and how do i confgire Kaspersky along with that.


ps. I have a netgear DG834G and have my ip address forwarded using

Answer:Downloading + Router F/wall + Kaspersky F/wall

Perhaps this will help?

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I went to the local big box and got two items for wall mounting:

1.) A plate with modular phone jack and Ethernet jack

2.) a plate with ethernet jack only.

I have wired up modular phone jacks by the color code.

What is unclear is matching up the 8 solid color wires on the ethernet terminals with the patch cord from a broken ethernet cat 5 patch cable. The standard cat 5 contains a number of striped wires.

I will show how the ethernet terminal plate wires look:

from two columns left and right from top

1.) white 5 blue
2.) brown 6 orange
3.) yellow 7 black
4.) green 8 red

The goal is to simply run a piece of cat 5 jumper between the two plates and
attach to the wall. I formerly had my ethernet cable going through a punched hole in the wall. Now I wish to make it more permanent.

The company making the plates is CE Tech and they come from the Home Depot.

I have not opened up any packaging yet in case this is a poor idea or the wires can't be confirmed. I see no diagram materials in the blister pack.
These are the solid color ones.

How do they match up with the various striped ones in the cat 5?

Answer:Wiring ethernet wall plates through the wall

Sounds like you got phone jacks, those colors are wrong for network cable.
Does an RJ45 (ethernet plug) fit in the jack? then you could use that just wire the same color code on both ends.

CAT 5 has eight wires / 4 pairs
orange / orange white (stripe)
blue / blue white
green / green white
brown / brown white

The punchdown jacks (if that is what you got) should have a color code sticker wher you put the wires. One for 568A and another for 568B.

Use 568B on both ends and you'll be fine.

The punchdown jacks come with a free tool? some do, if not get a cheap tool that has a cutter and makesure the cutter is on the outside of the jack when you punch.


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Hello fellow forum members.
Informaion on this topic is pretty rare (if not non-existent).
Please can anyone clarify if z20t-c (Skylake gen model)
is compatible with PCIe or NVMe M.2 SSDs?
There's one PDF that says in specs:
"Choice of 128GB M.2 SATA / 256GB M.2 SATA / 256GB M.2 PCIe / 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD's"

Can anyone confirm that?


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I have Portage Z20T-C-11C. According to the specifications ( the device is using Sierra Wireless EM7305 broadband module and has Assisted GPS as special feature.

The manufacturer specifications of EM7305 ( confirm the GPS and Glonass satellite system support.

Unfortunately I did not find a way to enable the GPS support. Haw can I enable the GPS on my z20t-C device?

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This is my first try at asking questions on the net so please bare with me.
I was using a "dial up" and now I have ComCast Broad Band. After I picked up the cable modem I then purchased a "D-Link" router. My understanding is that the router is also a "hardware fire wall." If this is true, then I need to know if I still need my Norton Personal Firewall. Thanks for your help.

Answer:hardware fire wall v.s. electronic fire wall

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Quick question - will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?

Layout looks similar; albeit a different colour.

Answer:Will a keyboard for a Portege S100 work in a Portege M100?


I think you cannot use the same keyboard because the Portege S100 supports the an-easy-to-use 84-key (US) or 85-key (UK) keyboard and the Portege M100 supports the an-easy-to-use 85/86-key keyboard.
Furthermore the connector of the S100 supports the CN3230 keyboard interface 34 pin connector and the M100 supports the PJ3230 keyboard 34pin connector.

So possibly this could be a problem.
I recommend using the original keyboards released for the each notebook model.

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Well, I've got a Portege R100 with a broken display which I'd like to fix. And I've got a Portege 2000 and a M100 with working display.

Will it fit on my R100? They look the same!
Thanks fo any hints!

Answer:Can I use display from Portege 2000 or M100 on Portege R100?

Yes you can.

These notebooks, Port?g? 2000, Port?g? M100 and Port?g? R100, use the same 12.1" 1024x768 TFT color display.
I don?t see any problems with the replacement and fitting element

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Question: HDD not mounted :s

recently i tried to reinstall windows xp on a laptop (due to error).
Now when i start the lapto up i get a "hard disk drive could not be mounted" error and windows wont load.
a professional is going to fix the problem (love warrenties lol) but im curious as to what this error meas, and what the professional will do.

is it a worn HDD, or an xp error, wireing fault, or has the HDD just died of old age (grand old age of 3! lol). The HDD is not new/been installed, but the original.

Many thanks,

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I was wondering if the Cleveland montherboard, and the BIOS therein, would support the booting of the computer from (a yet to be purchased) SSD that was mounded on a PCI adapter.  Apparently / perhaps some do or some don't.Thanks in advance, Chef_D

Answer:Can I boot from PCI mounted SSD?

I see that the Cleveland montherboard has 4 SATA ports, I know they make SSD's that use SATA ports.  What is this PCI adapter? Please  an example of the adapter of which you are asking.

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I found a file in my hard drive that was called a Mounted Volume. It was created 3 hours ago but 3 hours ago I was playing games. Inside the folder is just like a copy of everything in my hard drive I looked up what a Mounted Volume is and I never did the step to make one and I can't use that method to remove it This is how it told me to remove it # Use Disk Management to right-click the NTFS volume to be unmounted, and press Change Drive Letter and Path .
# In the Change Drive Letter and Paths for dialog, select the mount point you want to remove and then press Remove .
# Press Yes when prompted.
It does not show my C drive having a Mounted Volume. Should I just delete the mounted folder? and would a computer make a mounted volume by it self without the user knowing?

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Question: Mounted Volume

Can somebody explain how a mounted volume works please? I don't totally understand how they function.

I am wondering b/c I just received a new work computer and there's a 60 GB mounted volume on the C drive, but the C drive is only 20 GB.


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Question: Mounted Volumes

Can someone please explain mounted volumes in lehmans terms and where they would be used in the real world.

Many thanks,


Answer:Mounted Volumes

Mounting, in computer science, is the process of making a file system ready for use by the operating system, typically by reading certain index data structures from storage into memory ahead of time.

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Question: "mounted Volume"

Hi Anyone,

I was trying to clean up and organize my PC this weekend when I remembered that I had a duplicate copy of my active OS (the one of three that I use most often). This duplicate OS was not recognized as an OS at start up or anywhere else for that matter? It was recognized as a "Mounted Volume" in it's properties.

It was on my secondary IDE 500 GB hard drive. I've noticed it there for the longest time but I never had time to deal with it until this last weekend.

I didn't have a clue as to why it was there. I don't remember ever making a backup of my active OS or anything. But then again who knows how good my memory is?

Any how, it just was sitting there for the longest time an exact duplicate of my active OS. I thought it was a dead anomaly that I should get rid of before it stood up and bit me. If it was a backup I was sure that I wouldn't miss it.

So, I went about trying to get it off anyway that I could. I guess that I should of listened to the errors that kept coming up saying that "this can't be deleted because it is in use". I was thinking it was just "Minority Report" echos and had nothing to do with any real operations.

Boy, was I wrong! I basically spent the whole time shredding and deleting my active OS? I don't get it? It's a inert duplicate on a different hard drive separated from my regular active OS.

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Answer:"mounted Volume"

Hi Johnz414.I'm not sure I can help with all your issues, but here are some explanations.Every hard drive can hold at least one partition. When a partition is formatted it becomes a volume, that is, it has a usable file system on it. A single hard drive can be split into multiple partitions and thus multiple volumes. A volume can only be "mounted" by XP if it is "visible" to XP and has either a NTFS or FAT file system on it. Acronis can set a volume to be invisible. The various Linux OSs volumes are not readable by XP and so can't be mounted by XP, only Linux.If that volume on your external drive does not hold the XP installation that you are currently running at the momem, then I can't figure out why the OS folders can't be deleted. They are not in use, so they should be deletable.Ever since XP SP1 came out XP has been able to access partitions/volumes over 133GB in size. If you don't have SP2 installed I strongly suggest installing it right away.Get XP SP2 any of these ways:XP SP2 on CD mailed to you I?m not sure MS is still offering this. from MS Site This is a 272MByte file ! Developer?s Network-Install Version This version has a different installation method.;displaylang=en Don't mess with Vista. I think it should be renamed to "MS Vista ME"... Read more

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We have a server rack with a full-rack APC UPS occupying unit 1 and 2. Then we have a 2-unit server in 4 and 5, and then a 1-unit server in unit 7.

I need to add two more half-rack 2-unit APC UPS's.

Would it affect the server anything if I mounted them above the servers? Is it okay? Or should I move the two servers up and have all the batteries on the bottom?

I don't care about esthetics.....just performance.


Answer:Servers mounted between UPS's

As long as they are secure, it doesn't matter. Traditionally, the UPSs are at the bottom.


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is this possible? if so, then how would it be done?

Answer:sfc /scannow from mounted XP iso?

What's the origin of this "XP iso"?  I'm not aware of MS putting any version of XP in .iso format.
Any .iso file of XP which is a complete version of XP...seems to be patently an illegal version.

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I'm about to invest in a new system and would appreciate some advice about which OS to instal. I'd like to upgrade to Windows XP (from ME) but I use a multiple Hard Disk system with 1 fixed master and 3 caddy mounted slaves used for back up and data storage. I swap the slaves around fairly regularly and I'm worried that after every six swaps I'll run into the reactivation problem. I'll appreciate any advice.Thanks.

Answer:WinXP and Caddy Mounted HDs

"The addition of components to a PC, such as adding a second hard drive which did not exist during the original activation, would not trigger the need for a reactivation." - from click hereSo when you install XP to the fixed master, disconnect the slave drive. Subsequent addition of the different slave drives will not trigger reactivation.Even if you have a slave drive connected at the time of installation or activation of XP, changing the slave drive (no matter how many times) will still only count as one change, which will not trigger reactivation.

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Hey all,

Looking at buying a new PSU as mine is only 375 watts and am adding new components.

With a lot of the newer psu's the fan is on the top of the unit and not the back like mine. As I have no way to mount the psu at the top of the case (my case and board are both btx). I also have no vent holes at the top of the case.

So am I able to mount it at the top with the fan blowing down? Will this cause any heat or ventilation issues in the case itself?

Answer:New PSU - Can it be mounted on the top of the case upside down?

Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77

I have no way to mount the psu at the top of the case....................So am I able to mount it at the top

Can you reword your post. The above is confusing.

Does your case provide for a top mounted PSU or not?

I have my PSU mounted upside down in a top mounted case. There is a vent immediately above the PSU (on the case top panel) through which the PSU fan can take in fresh air through that vent. The PSU fan is right up against this top panel vent.

It's my understanding that the purpose of PSU fans is to cool the PSU itself, not the case interior or other components. I'd be concerned with case temps generally and if they were OK, I'd assume the PSU was taking care of it's own cooling.

My PSU (Seasonic 560 KM) is semi-passive---the fan is designed not to spin at all unless heat reaches a certain level. That has never happened so I effectively have a fanless PSU. No noise.

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I have a Windows 7 server with 10 or so drives mounted as a folder.


For some reason I can't access the mounted drives.

I can access the folder "drives" with full access but none of the HDs (1a, 1b, etc.) I see them listed but that's it.

Now, this part is strange, if I add a file to a drive (using the server) I can then access that drive with full permissions from my other systems. I can even delete that file but if I do then I lose the access.

Any suggestions?



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I want to know it please!!!!

Answer:Can you boot from an ISO mounted with MagicISO????????

Why stop there? To find out about all things bootable, check out this site:

Boot Land

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Hi, following a lot of advice from both this forum and another I finally went mad and replaced the motherboard. My computer now boasts an ASUS A7V8X-MX board with an Athlon XP2200+ processor. After a PC Chips board with a Via Cyrix III (534MHz) I am overjoyed, its flying along. One question though. There are 4 USB ports on the back, as usual, and 2 extra ones on the board. Could the extra ones be routed to the front of the case, if so, is there such a thing as a replacement plate to hold them that would take the place of one of the blanking plates? On the case there are two large (DVD/CD) size and one small (floppy size) so there is plenty of room should it be possible for this to be done.

Answer:Front mounted USB ports

jessej, yes it is possible. I have a Dell with 4 on the back and 2 on the front, BUT I couldn't tell U how to do this. SORRY.

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Can anybody tell me how to modify the registry on a mounted wim? I keep getting Access denied. This is the command I am using: reg load hkey_local_machine\software c:\test\offline\windows\system32\config\software

We have Windows 10 64 bit Enterprise edition.

Answer:Edit registry on a mounted wim

A useful feature of the Enterprise Edition [what companies usually get] is the ability to lock out Users from various aspects which begs the question, could that be getting in your way? Other than that possibility I have no answer.

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Hello, I want to play a game called resident evil 1 but it only runs in windows 95 compatibility and I have windows 7. I mounted the game's ISO file with poweriso but now my problem is that now I don't know how to run the virtual disk in compatibility mode. Please help.

Answer:How to run mounted ISO files in compatibility

Simply open the virtual disk and right-click on the game (or setup) executable and select Properties-> Compatibility tab and select the required options.


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I have several external hard drives I use for data storage that I access as mounted volumes via folders on one of my internal drives. They are not assigned drive letters. They are only active when I need to access or add to the date on the drives. Is there a way to use CrystalDiscInfo or S.M.A.R.T. to examine the health of those drives?


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iso file gets mounted as udf in my windows 7, however i am able to open drive and brose inside but when i try to install a game it show an error saying no disk in the drive....??? what should i do plzz help....!!!!

Answer:windows 7 iso file gets mounted as udf

you could try copying all the files to a hard drive and run from there.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I upgraded my system from W8 pro&mc to W8.1 pro&mc through Store and I am now unable to read DVD discs. The problem occurs with both Liteon iHas 124b SATA drive and virtual mounted ISOs when mounted with the OS's internal mounting thingy. They have both worked before but at some point stopped working after the OS upgrade.
Physical drives:
The Liteon drive should be working correctly, it is showing up correctly in device manager and explorer and is able to burn DVD's with 3rd party programs, but will not read DVD's. When I insert a commercial or self-burned DVD the drive image in explorer changes from DVD to DVD-ROM, so at some level the drive and OS do recognize the disk. When I double click (or right click->open in explorer) the DVD drive image to browse the content, it will prompt me to insert media and ejects the drive. 3rd party playback software is unable to play the media and CMD will not navigate to the content either.

Virtual drives:
When I try to mount .iso files that have worked for me before, I get the error "There was an error mounting the image". But again the system recognizes the mounted file at some level, because it adds a new virtual drive to My Computer and flags the iso file as being in use by the system. However as with the physical drive, I cannot access the contents of the ISO. I have to use the eject button of the virtual drive if I want to edit/delete the iso file and get rid of the virtual drive, as I would if the image mounte... Read more

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This is a variation on a problem I have seen talked about here, but none of the solutions I have seen work for me. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate on a home-built computer. Over the last few months I have upgraded most of the computers here (4 of them) to Solid State Drives (250 GB SSDs). This was not too difficult to do, I used the Samsung Migration software to successfully move my current system from a "spinner" to the SSD, changed the boot order, and voila... I was in business. Recently my "main" computer was starting to get a little full for my liking so I purchased a 500 GB SSD (all of these were Samsung 850 EVOs) and used the migration s/w to copy my current SSD to the 500 GB SSD. I, again, updated the boot order in BIOS and all was well. I left the 250 GB SSD in the machine for a while, since I didn't have an immediate need for it elsewhere. About a month or so later, I removed the 250 GB drive for another project. Ten days after that, I needed to create a USB media stick for a friend. When I put the stick into the USB port on the front, the computer said it was installing the driver... then said the driver was not successfully installed. I did everything I could think of to update the driver, but the system always said the "best driver" was already installed. Repeatedly uninstalling and/or upgrading the driver did no good.

Somewhere I read about doing a system restore as a possible answer. I set a restore point ev... Read more

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Hi all,
I am having problems accessing wim files mounted on a folder on my machine.
The machine in question is Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 64 bit, and has all windows updates applied. 

I have the WAIK v 2.0.0 installed and am operatin from the "Deployment tools command prompt", and have run it as administrator.
I can mount a wim with dism, imagex or gimagex and it will mount without errors. I can then browse the mounted wim with explorer or by navigating from the command prompt. 
However whenever I try to access a file on the mounted wim file I get "The file cannot be accessed by the system", for example when trying to copy a file from the wim to the normal disk filesystem.
I have tried mounting the wim on a different directory, tried a different wim file tried moving the files to a different disk but nothing seems to prevent the error.
Oddly I copied the wim file to my old machine which also has the WAIK on it, and was able to mount it and access files on there without problem.
Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?

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How do you extract a mounted file in Alcohol 120% ? I can't copy the files to a folder.

Answer:Extracting a Mounted File?

Shouldn't you be able to simply browse a mounted CD/DVD image like any other drive? Please explain the issue in more detail.

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I am travelling and would like to have extended WIFI range for my motorhome.
I have tried to buy components including antennas and amplifiers but they're not
very convenient and performance is hit and miss. Frankly, I just don't have the technical
knowledge necessary to deal with wired amplifiers and other commercially available hardware.
Ideally, I would like to have an outdoor (weatherproof), wireless router (mounted on top
of my motorhome), with an built-in antenna that would greatly increase operational WIFI range.
I would like to connect in the same way that I connect to my wireless router at home
(including encryption) and be able to view available networks (just like I do at home).

Does such a thing exist?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Answer:outdoor mounted router

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Question: Case mounted fans

Ok folks, i'm consider buying a case mounted fan as my current computer is lacking one. My question is this, how will it be attached to the inside of the case? Is their some kind of 'port' for it or is it gonna be a case of fiddling around and modifying the case itself?

Also, what is a good case fan to buy? At the moment i'm looking at a:

Vantec TD9238H Tornado 92mm fan
- Dimensions: 92x92x38mm
- Airflow: 119 CFM
- Power consumption: 12.5 W
- Noise Level: 56.4 dBA
- Speed: 4800 RPM
- 2 Ball Bearings
- 3 to 4 pin adapter and 4 fan screws included
- Chrome fan Guard included

Answer:Case mounted fans

Mounting it is going to depend on the case it's self,If there is a spot for mounting an extra fan all you have to do is basically just screw it in,If you don't have a spot it's going to mean some cutting and drilling And as for that tornado fan i would look at something else cause they are REALLY REALLY loud unless you get a fan controller.

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After the latest Win10 update to 1697 build 14393.1358, IE11 can no longer access the internet. The update was performed while 3 internal disk volumes were mounted: SSD C:\ (Windows), D:\ (holds several browser profiles), and E:\ (large data drive).
Now when I start IE, it can only access the web when drive E:/ is mounted, despite IE profile is kept on D:\. If E:\ is dismounted, IE posts error "Can't detect proxy settings" with empty pages. Same behavior from Firefox after that update: just
opens empty pages, no reaction to clicks on links, unless E:\ is mounted. Windows Resource Monitor shows, E:\ partition is not accessed at all during web browsing.
MS Edge works normally, but it had profile on C:\ , while other browsers had their profiles symlinked to D:\ . My assumption is, since E:\ is much larger and had more free space, during the update it was probably set in Registry as System drive for some
functions like Security or Networking, and without it present IE no longer works properly, thus also affecting Firefox. Resetting browser prefs and uninstalling & reinstalling IE and FF doesn't help. However, there are no system files present on E:\.

How it can be fixed? May be resetting network or security related settings in Windows?

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In short, here's my desperate situation:

I'm trying to install some Windows updates including Windows 7 Service Pack 1, but it keeps telling me there's not enough disk space.

I have two main main questions:

1. Can the extra space offered by mounted folders be recognized by installers? (so to avoid 'not enough disk space' situations)

2. Can I *cut* files/folders from C:\ to the mounted folder and expect my system to work normally? As my understanding is that all mounted folders lead to C:\.

Furthermore, I do assume all further updates will be installed in the mounted folder? (I use 3rd party programs for updates).

*End note
I've scanned my drives a few times using every cleanup tool offered by the Windows, 360 Safe Guard and System Mechanic, as well as deleting what I reasonably could so I believe there's nothing more space I can reclaim.

On a side note, every cleanup attempt seems to have resulted in slightly less space then before.

Answer:Need help/more info in regards to mounted folders

I'm not surprised that you're having problems with the system - a 20GB drive is sufficient for installing Windows into - but not for allowing anything else.
Your best option is to stop messing around, and do a reformat and reinstall, with a more sensible partitioning setup.

You should allow a MINUMUM of 40GB for the OS - assuming you have very few programs installed.
I have my OS and programs installed on the C: drive, and the data (mostly) elsewhere - and the C: drive has just hit 100GB - with the \Windows folder alone being '17GB size on disk' according to Properties.

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I have a Windows 7 server with 10 or so drives mounted as a folder.


For some reason I can't access the mounted drives.

I can access the folder "drives" with full access but none of the HDs (1a, 1b, etc.) I see them listed but that's it.

Now, this part is strange, if I add a file to a drive (using the server) I can then access that drive with full permissions from my other systems. I can even delete that file but if I do then I lose the access.

Any suggestions?



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I had a sudden hard drive crash and have a system image back up on an external drive.

I can't remove and replace the hard drive from the computer because there is about 2 inches of space to get a screwdriver in.

I plugged my external drive into a laptop and followed the procedure for attaching a .vhd file.

I have two files backed up on the same evening for some reason, 54 GB and 90GB.

I couldn't get the 90GB vhd to attach properly until I unchecked the read only tab, it mounted, but I couldn't access any files...

I clicked on the file, it asked me to click continue with admin control to permanently give access, it takes a few mins to load...but no files to open.

I really need some important files on that backup so how do I access them safely?


Answer:Can't access files on mounted vhd

Update, I tried some other folders on the attached vhd and I can access program files etc. The Users files where all the important stuff is files!

I have a sick feeling that windows has not been backing up the users/ my documents folders. Is that possible?

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i have vista now and i want linux Ubuntu but my dvd burner won't burn anything and lite on it corp won't tell me anything about what could be wrong with it. is there a way i can boot the livecd linux image from a program like deamon tools or something else? i recently upgraded from xp to vista and i HATE IT. anyhelp would be appreciated.

Answer:boot from mounted drive

Programs like Daemon Tools create virtual drives only within the operating system environment, so you can't boot from them.

If your DVD writer isn't working we can suggest ways to fix it. Is it a work's computer where burning is not allowed?

If you've already downloaded Ubuntu, save it to a USB data stick and burn it on another computer. Or you can download it on another computer and burn it to CD/DVD from there.

You'll need to burn as a 'bootable image' rather than the usual 'data', then set the boot order in BIOS to CD first, insert the disc and reboot to load Linux.

EDIT: An even easier way to try out Ubuntu without having to use a Live CD or create new partitions, is to use Wubi. Although the purist Linux users might frown on it, it's a very simple way to get into Linux as a beginner and can easily be removed by deleting from Add/Remove Programs if you decide not to keep it. It changes the Windows boot loader to give you the option at startup to boot into Windows or Linux.

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I am having a hard time getting a directory shared that is mapped to a hard drive.

Windows 7 HomePremium for both setups.

The setups

I have a directory


I have mounted that to a 1.5Tb Samsung HDD

if i try to Share the \Media\ Directory over the network the other computer can see the directory but when i try to enter the share it denies access..

i have tried to open the permissions wide up but no luck

what is odd is that i can get to a directory in the folder if i type in the share

\\COMPUTERNAME\Users\[USER\Media\Photos it works fine its just getting that top level to allow me to list/see whats there.

i've tried different hard drives different mount points, nothing works.
the only way i can get to the root of the hdd in the share is if i mount the hard drive as a letter (E:\)

anyone thoughts/ideas?

would i be able to get over t his with a "homegroup" (can vista join a home group, or XP?)

Answer:Trouble Sharing Mounted Directory

Give the user/group read & execute, list folder contents, and read permissions.

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All I want to do is assign a custom icon to a Mounted Volume folder/drive. Here is what I've tried so far...

1) I have a secondary SSD with 3 volumes (Documents, Pictures, Music). I used "Mount into an empty NTFS folder" to mounted each one into each of the following, respectively:


Once that was done, I clicked on Properties and tried using the "Customize" tab to change the icon, but the change is not saved, and always reverts to a default drive icon.

2) I was able to change the "Desktop" icon by editing the hidden "desktop.ini" file. I tried using the same method with the Mounted Volumes and this also did not work.

NOTE: After trying each method above, I cleared the icon cache and restarted just in case. The mounted volumes still have the same icon.

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I recently noticed that my system volume C: was also mounted as Y: The system is functioning OK, but this is worrisome. I did two things to verify that they are the same volume: I created a folder at root on Y: named "I am Y". I found this folder at root on C: Using MOUNTVOL C: /L on both drives, I verified their ID's were identical.

Having just done a full backup of everything, I deleted the Y: mapping using MOUNTVOL Y: /D

The unwanted volume disappeared from Explorer and all seemed well. Then I booted the machine and Y: reappeared as before.

It seems that there is a command buried somewhere that is executed at startup that mounts this volume. I need to know where it is and how I can change it.

Thanks in advance.

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mounted image content is not displayed.With PowerISO I mount the image, but the content is not displayed.There is an additional station but remain empty. It worked ok untill a few weeks back.Maybe I turned something off.ThanX for helping.Robin

Answer:mounted image content is not displayed.

Hi Robin,I have not used PowerISO. You can use DAEMON Tools Lite. Click the link mentioned below for DAEMON Tools Lite. download the application, click the download button on top right.Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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How register file dll before installation in the mounted folder

Please help

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I've had my personal Onedrive mounted as a network folder on my work machine (login using Business O365 account) for a couple years now. Starting today, with new update, I get errors when trying to log in. I've tried creating a new app password and that didn't help.
Does anyone know what is going on?

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I have a 204 Gb hard drive that I am trung to load with Linux 10.10 from DVD.
I have carried this out so far several times recently for my self and then other folk.
This particular drive is being a bit tricky.
The normal routine is to load the formatted drive from the 'Boot from CD ' command.
This one however fails with the report drive not mounted.
When now running the computer as normal[Ubuntu 10.10] and looking at the drive through 'Disk utility' it shows a disk 204 Gb.
Clicking on Mount. then reverting to boot from CD and attempting to load- I still get the Not mounted comment with no such device from the DVD.
So I guess this is a format[FAT]/mount issue - format/mount or mount/format. which?
I also found that looking at disk properties- it had set its self up with a 9Gb partition and shows the remainder as 186GB- thus approx 17Gb appears to be 'missing'{i nhad not set any partition]
Any thoughts please

Answer:Getting a Hard drive to 'Mounted' State

Sounds like this drive has been around a bit. Maybe a good idea to start a fresh with that hard drive. Put that HDD into the PC you wish to use it in and make dead sure you have no other HDD's attached. Get yourself a blank cd and download the ISO of D-Ban
And then burn with software like cd-burner xp and then boot to that cd and type in "autonuke" or "quick" and walk away till its completed.
I dont use Ubunto, but i would imagine that when you install Ubunto it will also format the drive as required.

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I just discovered that the hard drive in my computer is mounted in the vertical direct on my desktop computer. Is this good or bad. Seems like it should be mounted in the horizontal direction.

Only had it a week so no problems yet but wondering what the long term effect would be.

Any comments?

Tanks and Hacve a Great Day

Answer:Harddrive mounted in the vertical direction

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I partitioned my hdd, and installed Ubuntu. I had to uninstall Ubuntu, and now I get a msg saying I can't use chkdsk because the volume is in use by another process. When I try to reinstall Ubuntu it doesn't recognize the Windows parttion. And I have a partition manager that says that Windows isn't mounted. Other than the fact that my computer hates me, anyone have any ideas? Any and all advice will be appreciated.

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Since I can not run Feedback Hub, I do not know why, I need to write it here hoping that some could help or it is Windows Bug.

Before Fall Update, I had very satisfying Dual Boot situation like this:

Disk 1 - Win 10 x32
Disk 2 - Win 10 x64 (have to have both of them)

When I start computer, there is a blue screen where I can choose what to boot and then:

Scenario 1
Finished work and Shut Down Win x32. After I turn on computer and choose from the menu to boot Disk 1, with Win x32, it would proceed WITHOUT restarting computer.

Scenario 2
The same situation. If I finished work on Win x64, shut down computer, start it again and choose to boot Disk 2 with Win x64, it would proceed WITHOUT RESTART.

If I finished work on Win x64 on Disk 2, shut down computer, start it again after a while, IT WILL ALWAYS RESTART computer and boot to Disk 2 and Win x64.

Yes, I did turn off Fast Start Up.

The question.
Is it possible to shut down computer on one of disks, start it again, and if I choose the same Win I previously shut down, to be able to proceed to it WITHOUT restart. I think something is changed in shut down procedure and now it has some new sequence which makes my computer to restart whatever I choose. If it can be setup somewhere in settings, I can not find it where or it could be the new situation chosen by Microsoft which is really annoying. Since I want it as it was before Fall Update, can someone from Microsoft accept this bug announcement or to instruct me how to do... Read more

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All I want to do is assign a custom icon to a Mounted Volume folder/drive. Here is what I've tried so far...

1) I have a secondary SSD with 3 volumes (Documents, Pictures, Music). I used "Mount into an empty NTFS folder" to mounted each one into each of the following, respectively:


Once that was done, I clicked on Properties and tried using the "Customize" tab to change the icon, but the change is not saved, and always reverts to a default drive icon.

2) I was able to change the "Desktop" icon by editing the hidden "desktop.ini" file. I tried using the same method with the Mounted Volumes and this also did not work.

NOTE: After trying each method above, I cleared the icon cache and restarted just in case. The mounted volumes still have the same icon.

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I have a *Satellite C660 with Windows 7 64 bit*. When I conect a USB stick (2GB LG or another), Windows mount the USB new drive, but after some seconds, the USB stick is unmount and mount and unmount indefinitely.

With my old *Toshiba Sattelite M50, Windows XP* both sticks work fine.

Answer:Satellite C660 - USB sticks are not mounted

Hi mkobets,

Probably something is wrong with USB ports or chipset driver if the USB sticks work with your old Toshiba notebook?

Easiest way would be updating the chipset driver in my opinion that you can download here:

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Do you guys have any recommendations for rack mounted power strips? Right now, im using a normal 6 outlet surge protector, mounted to our rack with zipties (ugly, i know), and I finally want to move it onto the rack itself.

thanks for your help!

Answer:Rack Mounted Surge Protectors/UPS?

If you are going to have a UPS in the rack, you can run a power distrobution unit off the UPS. You could also plug that into the wall directly, but a PDU doesn't do anything for conditioning or surge suppresion.

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i am using windows 7 x64 bit edition,i have mounted a NTFS partition to folder....after mounted the drive the folder icon changed to drive icon and it is showing as i want to change it a folder(before mounting)Thanks

Answer:how do i change mounted folder icon

If you mean this icon
I believe this is intentional and by design. Possibly so one can differentiate between
an actual folder and a mounted partition.

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I recently bought a new computer with XP on it. My old machine was 98ME. I bought an external USB case for my old hard drive. I removed the drive from my old machine and installed it into the USB case. When I plug the old and now external hard drive into my new machine's USB port, it installs the new hardware driver, but does not assign a drive letter.When I went back to CompUSA (where I bought the USB case), the technician said there is a problem with the partition information and XP can't see it.If the disk is good enough to boot to 98ME in the old system (still is), why can't XP see the drive?Is there a drive utility that I can run that would tweak the partition info to make it clean for XP, and not loose my data?FYI, mounting the drive directly in the new computer does the same thing, so the problem is not with the USB external hard drive case.Thank you in advance for any help.

Answer:Old hard drive mounted is USB case not seen

check the jumper setting, try put jumper to back your result, thank!

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mounted image content is not displayed.With PowerISO I mount the image, but the content is not displayed.There is an additional station but remain empty. It worked ok untill a few weeks back.Maybe I turned something off.ThanX for helping.Robin

Answer:mounted image content is not displayed.

If other images mount and display contents properly, then your ISO image may have gotten corrupted.If no images mount and display properly, then your PowerISO may be corrupted - reinstall it.

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