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Stylus Pen stops working temporarilly

Question: Stylus Pen stops working temporarilly

First Line on the picture is what I get written and second line is what I wanted to be written.What I did so far:Win10 all Updates, new batterie AAA, new wacom driver sp74149 and sp75386, support did send me a new stylus pen. Now I need a good hint. What is wrong?Can you help me?Jean-Luc

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If I write with my HP Active Stylus, the pen stops drawing sometimes for just a second, then works again, then stops drawing...What I did so far:Win10 all Updates, new batterie AAA, new wacom driver sp74149 and sp75386, support did send me a new stylus pen. Still the same problem. What is wrong?Can you help me?Jean-Luc

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Hello, My stylus is working perfectly while the screen is upright (normal position) but as soon as I try to rotate the screen and turn it into the notepad, it stops working. Any help is much appreciated.

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I have Portege M200. The stylus stops working after a few minutes' use. WindowsXP event log shows system error against the driver. When I reboot it starts working again.

The touchpad continues to work OK.

Drivers have been updated.
Any ideas?

Answer:Stylus stops working - Portege M200


Special Toshiba software is responsible for the usage of the tablet pen on the M200.
I your case it seems like a software malfunction. In my opinion you should try to remove this software from the OS and after rebooting try to install it again.
I think this procedure should solve this issue.

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Download the Bamboo Fun v5.05-7 driver from the Wacom support site. When I started having this same problem, I noticed there were device managerand other bread crumbs saying that the tablet was a Wacom part. I contactedWacom support. They told me the X61 tablet was an OEM variant of the BambooFun tablet and that this driver will work. I did the download. Installed the driver. Presto! My tablet works again. I don't know the cause of this trouble. I suspect either a WinXP update ora ThinkVantage update, but there are no clues to what really happened.Over the years, I've needed to re-install drivers for pointing devices,cameras and all sorts of things from time to time. I'm not surprised,but wish there was a Lenovo driver file or a Wacom "X61 tablet driver" file. ~~~ Dan 0;-D

Answer:FOUND: fix/work-around -- X61 stylus stops working

Thanks for the feedback on this Dan!

-----------------------------------Tim SupplesLenovo Social MediaGot a question? Don't PM me, post it on the forum!Lenovo BlogsX60 Tablet SXGA+ primary, Z61p fully loaded workhorse

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I just got a brand new Yoga 12, and it has the integrated stylus in the laptop. When i first set it up, I was able to use the stylus to hand write in a program like one note. Let's say I close my laptop, and walk to a different room, when I open it back up from sleep mode, touch screen still works, but the computer doesn't respond at all to the stylus. No handwriting support, no touch support with the pen, only my capactive fingers. I find this very odd, and it works when I restart, but this seems to be a common issue with my peers who have Yoga 12's as well. Is there a fix for this? my wacom drivers are up to date, not sure if I should buy another stylus if this issue is recurring or not.


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Answer:Yoga 12 Stylus/Digitizer Randomly stops working

Lenovo has investigated customer reports of sporiadic touch functionality on Yoga 12 laptops.
Based on your description, I recommend calling Lenovo Service for support.
Thank you,

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When I connect Thinkpad Yoga (model 20CD00B1US) to the onelink dock, the stylus stops working.
In order to enable the stylus and Wacom driver following 2 options/ workarounds:
1)  Manually stop and restart the Wacom ISD Service
2) or reboot the machine while the Onelink dock is attached.
I'm using the latest 7.2.0-4 Wacom driver version, all latest lenovo software installed installed on the machine.
Both above mentioned workarounds are ugly, does anybody have a better suggestion to fix this issue?
Moderator comment: Subject edited here and below for clarity.

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga Stylus stops working after connecting Yoga to Onelink dock

Had the same issue - a BIOS update just release about a week ago fixed it for me.
Hope this helps,

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Yoga thinkpad 20cd. I have the original stylus that came with the lap top as well as an aftermarket LIfebook stylus. The screen doesn't register either stylus. When i go to the windows pen calibration the stylus works fine. The calibration consists of tapping targets with the stylus pen. It is very accurate. Soon as i close the calibration window the stylus doesn't interact with the screen at all. I assume I must have changed some setting by accident or it occurred with an update. The stylus use to work a few months ago. I have tried messing with my display settings to remove the adaptive brightness at one point and may have selected a wrong setting. Thank you for any help provided. 


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Answer:Touch screen not responding to stylus only finger. But in stylus calibration, the stylus works fine.

SOLVEDOpened Wacom Pen and restored to default settings. started working again. Never have opened Wacom pen before, not sure why that worked. 

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My pc specs:
IBuyPower computer custom built
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Amd fx 6core processor
Graphics Amd Radeon Hd 6670 xlr8 edition
8gb ram / 1tb hdd
AsRock motherboard
Antivirus Panda cloud and Avast antivirus.
My usual browser is google chrome but lately (exactly a week ago) the Internet stopped working after a while.
The Internet service stops working as if someone just unpluged my ethernet cable.
And minutes or seconds after that, my windows explorer stops working, taskbar and the entire system stops working.
I can still change windows with the keyboard shortcut but nothing else from there.
The ohly way my Internet and pc works fine is by safe mode with networking.

I already tried to search for viruses or malware by cmd with the "-r -h -s" and the "/scannow" methods but nothing.
Already searched for viruses with boith of my antiviruses (panda and avast).
I have no saved point to reboot my system to a past saved poiht (the last saved point is the same day that my pc stopped working).

Long ago I disconnected the side panel from the pc box which includes a fan and lately my pc temp have raised up to 50 when before it was around the 30's or 40's.
The days this problem started I wasn't home and a blackout happened while my pc was still on.

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I recently started getting very annoying problem. Firefox or other program stops responding and alt+ctrl+del stops working at the same time so I have to reboot. It happens quite often.

What I did already:
*Maybe virus? Full boot time system scan with Avast anti-virus. Nothing found.
*Oh well reinstall windows again... Yes, I did that too. Still same problem BUT ONLY after small break like two days or so.
And most confusing thing is that full screen programs like games do not seem to stop responding. Still, they BSOD like after few hours, but I do not think it is related. Like heavy load or something.

My system details hopefully in my forum profile, at least filled them recently.

So any other ideas how I can fix that?

Answer:Program stops responding and alt+ctrl+del stops working

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please post this info
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Browsers well you might switch off gpu acceleration might help
What other programs are crashing or freezing it's usually a driver issue or Avast up to it's old tricks
Uninstall properly Avast and switch to Panda.

If you're oc'ing your gpu or anything else restore to default.

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I really need help with this because I use my computer and stylus for class.  For the last week, my HP Active Stylus has not worked with my HP Spectre x360. The touch screen works, I've updated everything based on what the HP support assistant said, I have replaced the battery in the pen, and my computer still does not recognize the pen at all. I've been searching other messages for help but I can't find anything. So someone please tell me what to do to get my pen working on my computer again. Thank you

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hey, well I just recieved my new x61 (for work) and after the looong initial set-up my pen does not work. it works but not like it should. here is what's happening. it seems the screen or something may e too sensitive. if I am in the hand writing recognition screen, the pen begins writing before i even touch the screen almost a inch away. when it's just on the desktop it's like a double tap as already occurd and the pen is in high light mode. It's very frustrating and I have tried everything in my limited knowledge of comp. however the eraser function works any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:x61 pen/stylus not working properly...

As you probably know, the double tap settings are adjustable off the Tablet and Pen Setting dialog (Thinkvantage menu system).   No aware of any setting that would cause the pen to react before it touched the screen.   Moving the cursor without touching the screen is normal, double clicking without touching the screen is not normal.   Maybe software configuration, maybe Thinkvantage issue, maybe hardware related.  Let us know if you solve it.

Full disclosure: Not a Lenovo employee, just someone with a X61 running Win XP SP2

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My Helix stylus is not working.  The actual stylus works on another Helix, but not mine (no stylus does).  I think the fact that it is taken out of the silo is not registering.  Also, on the Pen and Touch dialog box (from the Control Panel), there is no longer a "Pen" tab. Any ideas? Scott

Answer:Helix Stylus Not Working

Did it work initially?

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Got the cleaning kit from click here Replaced the black cartridge with the cleaning cartridge. Ran through a few cleaning cycles. The cleaning fluid came through and printed grey just fine. click here Replaced the new black Jettec cartridge, which is now showing half empty. Not printing anything at all. Replaced the cyan cartridge, which was empty. Working fine, as are yellow and cyan. Tried several pages of black only. Nothing at all coming through.

Answer:Epson Stylus C80 - Still not Working

Sounds as if the nozzles on the cartridge may be blocked. DOn't know Epson so can't advise how to resolve this, but read the manual with your printer and with your cleaner to see how to unblock the nozzles.

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I just recieved my lenovo back from warranty because of dead pixel on the sceen.And now, the stylus not working. I already install the latest driver of wacom.. and all the drivers from lenovo website(including mutitouch) for vista. And later I tried to recover the whole system from recovery disk but it does not work eitherAnd I also tried the latest driver from wacom: Wacom Penabled Driver Driver 5.05-7 (RC) for Penabled Tablet PCsHowever, in both vista and XP, in device manager, I see the question mark besides Wacom penabled dual touch . And the error is code 10 (the device can not start)... I try uninstall and install a lot of time but no luck...Do you guys know how to fix this or I have to call lenovo and send back again. I already sent one time, it took me almost one month...Thanks

Answer:HELP?? Stylus not working X61 Tablet

I am having the exact same problem with my computer.  I have an X60 Tablet with SVGA+ (non multitouch) running VISTA.My problem occurred after installing Norton Ghost.  The Pen input stopped working and now I can't get it working again.I've tried every driver I can find, but I get the error code (10).  "This Device cannot start"If anyone has had this problem and got it working again please help.Thanks.

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Hello everybody,After factory restoring my HP Pavilion x2 10 (n-105nl) with HP recovery Manager almost all the drivers were missing so I went on the HP website and got the right ones.But the stylus driver doesn't seem to be working, and I know it is not the pen because before the recovery it worked fine.My question is, since there is not a specific driver for the stylus, where is it included, so that I could try older versions of it? Is there any other solution?Thank you in advice.

Answer:Stylus not working after restore

I also mention that the touch screen is working perfectly and also, the same thing happened last time I did a recovery but I can't remember how I solved it.

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I have a brand new HP Spectre X360 witha  HP stylus pen less then 3 weeks old but the pen has inexplicably stopped working. Any assistnace greatfully received.

Answer:My active stylus pen has stopped working.

No I really mean your assistance would be... GREATfully received!

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I've been using my 260 for a couple months now and generally have been pleased with it.  Unfortunately, the stylus stopped working while I was using it yesterday and I'm trying to figure out what's gone wrong. I suspect the internal capacitor is no longer charging, but I'm unsure how to check.  If it is a charging issue, is it possible that it's an OS driver issue?  A few weeks ago I changed my OS from Windows 10 to Ubuntu and if the stylus has a very impressive battery life it's possible it's just finally worn out, but I find it odd that this would be OS dependent, as doesn't the stylus charge even if the PC is off? If anyone can shed some light on this issue, it would be much appreciated.  Google has failed to provide me any helpful information and I'd really like to avoid reinstalling Windows 10 just to see if it starts charging my stylus - especially if it doesn't help!

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Answer:Yoga 260 Stylus Stopped Working

Pull out the pen and look into the silo.  See if one of the little spring contacts is pushed back.  Don't touch them with something metalic, as you may short them out.  A toothpick is a good tool.

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I bought a Dell Active Stylus for my HP Spectre x360 13 inch model because of the generally better reviews than the HP Active pen. When the pen first arrived I had some trouble using it but it started working just fine after about 10 minutes of struggle. I used it two times after that without any trouble. But a week after that when I tried again, it just stopped working. The pen is not recognized by my laptop at all.For the 15 inch model, there is a 'Touchscreen Controller Firmware Update' available on the HP website that says ' Provides active pen support'. But no similar firmware update available for 13 inch model.I am not even sure what happened here since everything was working fine and now it's not. A firmware update would be a probable way to fix it.Any ideas?

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hello I called the helpdesk a few weeks ago and they confirmed what I was afraid of:stylus are not working on the latest spectres There was supposed to be a collaboration with microsoft in order to build correct drivers. Is there something working available now please? (sorry if this question was already raised. But, to be honest, it's quite hard to find what you're looking for here) regards

Answer:latest spectre - stylus not working

Hi,     The HP Active Pen and the HP Active Stylus input devices do not work with HP Spectre 13-w000 x360 Convertible PCs. The computer is not designed for use with these devices. Will inform if there is any update related to this in futur.

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I just did a factory reset to windows 7 on a x220 and then did the upgrade to Windows 10. everything seems to be working except the stylus. All the drivers are listed, the touch screen works fine but I get no response when i try to use the pen. I thought maybe the pen had a battery (AAAA) but i can't find anywhere that confirms this and the pen doesn't seem to separate to insert a battery.

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I recently purchased an HP Active Stylus to use more of the touch screen cabilities of the HP Pavilion x2 - 12t-b000 CTO (ENERGY STAR)Now the Pen says it compatible, but its not working, I've tried looking for drivers, and couldn't find anything.Any solutions?

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So I got my Thinkpad p40 a few days ago and so far it's been great, with just one problem. The small stylus, the one that's housed in the body of the laptop doesn't work. I'm not sure if the pen itself is defective, or if the charging port is. The separate full-sized pen, the Thinkpad Pen Pro (4X80H34887) functions just fine. I've left the laptop plugged in overnight multiple nights but to no avail, and there doesn't seem to be any 'pen charging driver' in the driver list, just indicators. I've tried various programs, including Lenovo's low battery indicator and the laptop stylus simply doesn't work at all. The Pen Pro works in all the same situations. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks!  

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Well, this is disappointing. I recently got my Spectre 13-w030ca, FHD screen, and my HP active stylus (J4R51AA#ABL (CAN/ENG)) but it doesn't seem to work....the 'manual' only mentions touching it to the screen, but that definitely doesn't do anything. The product page for this particular model mentions you can use it with an active pen (uh-oh, seriously, does this one use the active stylus, or the active pen?) The support page however ...lists 'coming soon' for Spectre x360 the sales page is...lying?  I would really want to know how to get this to work because I totally bought the laptop assuming I could use a stylus and now I have a 2 grand dud. Kaj  

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My R300 has just stopped working, it is over 2 yrs old and has had considerable use every day paticularly with photo printing. It shows the message "Service Required,parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life"etc.Is their anyway round this please? It doesn't owe me anything but I am fed up that it has suddenly locked up without any prior warning.Regards Noels

Answer:Epson Stylus R300 Stopped Working!

click hereThis may help,good luck..

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I have a Pavilion X360 laptop and recently purchased the HP Active Stylus, and I put in a fresh battery and read the manual of how to connect it to my laptop, but it isn't working. The manual did not give good/clear instructions at all, so hopefully you can help!

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Hello,I had problems with OneNote win8-appa dn OneNote 2013 long before this happened: sometimes the touch screen function was completely shut dow and unusable but more often the pen/stylus completely stopped working.I found a workaround for this problem from the forums: installing a wacom driver and using a user-submitted simple batch-file to restart the driver and get rid of the cursor getting stuck in the upper left corner.Today at school I turned on my Helix, opened OneNote and tried to take notes but the pen did not work and there was no cursor; not even in the top left corner. Next thing I did I uninstalled the wacom driver and tried to reinstall it but all I get is "supported tablet was not found on the system" even though I restarted the system with the pen out of the dock. After that I tried all the current versions one after another and nothing helps.It also seems like there's no other drivers on my system as the pen and touch- properties in control panel yields no information or settings regarding the pen - only touch.I have no idea what to do, no idea what drivers to uninstall/reinstall. Can anyone help me or does anyone else have this same problem?


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Answer:Thinkpad Helix 3698-6CG stylus/pen not working at all

Update: things I've done so far includeun- and reinstalling all related drivers I could find, checking if BIOS is up to date (it is), tried installing wacom drivers, reinstalled windows 8 pro, fully updated windows and all drivers, restarted again and again.There's no response from the pen. Nothing happens when I take it out of the silo and try to use it: clicking and writing both yield nothing. It's like it didn't even exist.As I try to open the pen settings like calibration from the control panel, these setting don't seem to be accessible at all: the pen-related tabs and options that used to be in "pen and touch" and "tablet pc settings" are nowhere to be found. It seems as though the whole hardware part has gone missing and the software with it. There's definitely no trace of any digitizer-related stuff.I tried to install the wacom drivers, all the versions I could find (of course one at a time and uninstalling one before installing another). The latest (7.1.1-16) like all the others can't detect any presence of wacom hardware, even if I remove the pen from the silo and restart the machine with or without it - I tried both ways just to be sure.Everything else works fine. I can use all touch-related actions no prob and I've had no problems with the keyboard.Please help, I have no idea what to do.Forgive me for any grammar mistakes and typos, both posts were made in a hurry.

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Have been stumbling along with windows 8. Suddenly my Epson Stylus C88+ printer won't print. Tried everything on their website. It hasn't given me ink levels since my XP computer back in the winter.

I called them when I needed sleep and they told me all this script stuff. Let's clean the printer heads. Why? They are able to print a week ago. There is something being sent to the printer and then just Error Printing. This went on until I got to a level 2 tech who listened a little better. I told him the Device MGR showed the device was working correctly. He had me take the printer out and put it in, like an infant with a block and a box. Or something. Check the connections. Nobody been near them. And after all that he says it's incompatible. Got no help that I hadn't already tried, and I'm not too smart. this is the face they make for the hope of more money.

this is me

C88+ is no longer shown btw. only C88.

Is there any hope? I have a project and a lot of expensive ink and i can't buy a printer. Feel so screwed by Win 8. I have lost most of my peripherals. I know I am no tech genius but I'm slightly more devoted than these Epson guys. I am disappointed.

thanks guys

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12207 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -201... Read more

Answer:Solved: My printer was working. Epson Stylus C88+

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I've been using Adobe Photoshop CS6 for several months now, since I got my computer. It worked just fine on Windows 7, the operating system that was on my device. However, after I installed Windows 8 (on a separate hard drive partition), the stylus does not work correctly. I can only paint/erase/edit in any way one pixel at a time, and then Photoshop stops responding to touch input. When I go to use the mouse, it jumps and makes a huge line all the way across the screen to seemingly random points. I realise that I could just switch to the other hard drive to use Photoshop, but that seems like an awfully lot of hassle just to draw. I'm going to try a few more things after posting this, but if anyone else has experienced or found a solution to this problem, I'd like to know.  System Detalis:Model: 3434 CTOOperating System: Windows 8Screen type: Wide-view 1366x768 Gorilla Glass (the one that supports only stylus input, not multitouch) As far as I know, I have all the drivers related to this from Lenovo installed. I'll edit this if I find a solution or some detail I missed about the problem. 

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In hopes of being able to use it with my R7-372T-77LE, I got a Dell Active Stylus. However, when I use it I can see the cursor hovering where the stylus on the screen, but neither of the two buttons work. This seems to suggest that it would work properly: But a post here says otherwise: So, considering that the stylus is able to move the cursor around but the buttons don't work, is my stylus broken or does the r13 not support it properly.


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Answer:aspire r7-372t stylus buttons not working

I haven't bought a r7-372t yet although its on my short list.   One of the issues I had with the one I looked at at microcenter is the same problem you are having.   I believe its a synaptics digitizer so I tried a Dell Active Stylus (for synaptics) and the Acer stylus.  Both behaved the same way on the r7 in the store. Basically when you put the pen close to the screen you get a over cursor... but touching the pen to the screen doesn't draw in drawing apps or select anything like a tap... and the buttons have no effect.   So its recognizes that the pen is there but doesn't do anything with it.  I read somewhere that Acer might have a newer pen that is required for this model but I haven't seen anything concrete on that. I have noticed that a lot of PCs seem to have synaptics compatible screens but not fully implemented or included on their feature list.  For example... hold a synaptics pen up to a HP pavilion 13 2-in-1 screen and you will see the hover cursor then it will crash the video driver... every time.    So the hover cursor appearing doesn't necessarily mean its supported or fully implemented.  Although it would be a real shame if they took out that feature.   The easl screen is perfect for drawing. 

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Hello, I just bought new Inspiron 7359 with Active Stylus because "SALES REP SAYS IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY DELL COMPUTER WITH TOUCH SCREEN."
These screenshots are the proof of chatting with customer rep. ( Apparently, I do not have original conversation, so I chat with other reps again)

 I was really exited about active stylus because I saw this review: 

Apparently, it is not working at all.
First, I though I received the active stylus, which is dead on arrive.
So, I went to Bestbuy with this stylus. It worked fine with Venue 11 and 8. (NOT INSPIRON SERIES)
Also, my device manager does not have "HID COMPLIANT TOUCH PEN" or some digitizer drivers too.

Of course, I talked to technical support rep, and she told me that my computer is INCOMPATIBLE with the active stylus. ( I do not understand how this guy also said inspiron 13 7000 is compatiable. Link to the forum: 

Does anybody have exactly same problem with me?
How did you solve it?
Should I just talked to rep to return this?
I am very disappointed with Dell.

Answer:Active stylus is not working for Inspiron 13 7359?

Exactly the same problem here, watched the same review, read the same forum post and even confirmed compatibility in Dell Chat! Also spoke to Tech who says it is incompatible and advised to contact Customer Care, so I am also unresolved atm.
Really needed a decent pen for Photoshop use, so yeah, I'm a little disappointed too and would like a solution.

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I just got my the Active stylus and i know that the Pavillion x360 13 is compatible, but why is the stylus doing nothing it hasn't  connected, and i need help in getting it to work ? their wasn't enough information on how it works and how to edit its settings. please help.

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In hopes of being able to use it with my R7-372T-77LE, I got a Dell Active Stylus. However, when I use it I can see the cursor hovering where the stylus on the screen, but neither of the two buttons work. This seems to suggest that it would work properly: But a post here says otherwise: So, considering that the stylus is able to move the cursor around but the buttons don't work, is my stylus broken or does the r13 not support it properly.

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Answer:aspire r7-372t stylus buttons not working

I haven't bought a r7-372t yet although its on my short list.   One of the issues I had with the one I looked at at microcenter is the same problem you are having.   I believe its a synaptics digitizer so I tried a Dell Active Stylus (for synaptics) and the Acer stylus.  Both behaved the same way on the r7 in the store. Basically when you put the pen close to the screen you get a over cursor... but touching the pen to the screen doesn't draw in drawing apps or select anything like a tap... and the buttons have no effect.   So its recognizes that the pen is there but doesn't do anything with it.  I read somewhere that Acer might have a newer pen that is required for this model but I haven't seen anything concrete on that. I have noticed that a lot of PCs seem to have synaptics compatible screens but not fully implemented or included on their feature list.  For example... hold a synaptics pen up to a HP pavilion 13 2-in-1 screen and you will see the hover cursor then it will crash the video driver... every time.    So the hover cursor appearing doesn't necessarily mean its supported or fully implemented.  Although it would be a real shame if they took out that feature.   The easl screen is perfect for drawing. 

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My epson styulus color printer which is installed on an intel system via the standard long thin fitting cable to LPT1 port and is shared by an amd ststem both pc's using xp professional. Stopped working showing a warning NO PAPER, infact plenty of paper available, there were no red alarm lights visable, all connections secure and nothing showing a problem in device manager. I decided to uninstall drivers/utilities using epson's own removal programme and then re-install. Near the end a warning came up to say there was a connection problem and it was unable to complete installation. Out of curiousity I connected the printer upto the amd system using same cables and installed same drivers and printer works perfectly, I have even shared it back with the intel. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to get me back to the original set up? Thank you

Answer:Epson Stylus Color 760 stopped working

Re install driver in the Intel system.Then do test prints via the utilty- report what happens

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In hopes of being able to use it with my R7-372T-77LE, I got a Dell Active Stylus. However, when I use it I can see the cursor hovering where the stylus on the screen, but neither of the two buttons work. This seems to suggest that it would work properly: But a post here says otherwise: So, considering that the stylus is able to move the cursor around but the buttons don't work, is my stylus broken or does the r13 not support it properly.

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Answer:aspire r7-372t stylus buttons not working

I haven't bought a r7-372t yet although its on my short list.   One of the issues I had with the one I looked at at microcenter is the same problem you are having.   I believe its a synaptics digitizer so I tried a Dell Active Stylus (for synaptics) and the Acer stylus.  Both behaved the same way on the r7 in the store. Basically when you put the pen close to the screen you get a over cursor... but touching the pen to the screen doesn't draw in drawing apps or select anything like a tap... and the buttons have no effect.   So its recognizes that the pen is there but doesn't do anything with it.  I read somewhere that Acer might have a newer pen that is required for this model but I haven't seen anything concrete on that. I have noticed that a lot of PCs seem to have synaptics compatible screens but not fully implemented or included on their feature list.  For example... hold a synaptics pen up to a HP pavilion 13 2-in-1 screen and you will see the hover cursor then it will crash the video driver... every time.    So the hover cursor appearing doesn't necessarily mean its supported or fully implemented.  Although it would be a real shame if they took out that feature.   The easl screen is perfect for drawing. 

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 I have a new hp pavilion x360 15-bk010nr and am tying to get a hp active stylus to work.  Anybody no if this is a waste of time? Thanks

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So recently the sound on my desktop and my laptop has stopped working. For seemingly no reason. I really don't understand it.

I first noticed it with my desktop. The sound just randomly stopped working. But not...entirely. It's really strange and complicated what's been happening, so bare with me while I try to explain it as best I can.

First time sound stopped working on PC. Restarted computer, sound came back, no issues.

Second time I woke up to find VLC frozen. Sound wasn't working. I restarted VLC. No sound. Found out that there was no sound on the computer at all. When I'd try to increase the volume on VLC, it would only change within an interval of ten percent. So it was at 50 percent initially. Would not let me go below 50%, but not above 10%. Sound didn't work anyway. Restarted, sound returned VLC working fine.

Third time I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. Sound worked fine, using my headset (Turtle Beach). Went to speakers to lay down and watch some shows on VLC. No sound on speakers. Switched to Turtle Beach again, sound returned. Restarted VLC, now suddenly no sound on VLC OR speakers. Had to restart computer, no issues after restart.

First time sound stopped working, used the "disable audio and reenable audio driver," didn't solve anything. Restarted, sound came back. Sound stopped working again same day, restarted, sound came back.

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Answer:Sound on Laptop and Desktop Randomly Stops Working and Working

Update: I'm not at home to test my PC, but I think I discovered the issue. It seems to possibly be a glitch or something with flash player.

After watching an episode of Daily Show on Hulu, I went back to Tumblr and saw that a video didn't have sound, and then all sound on my computer was suddenly gone. I then tried something out, and shut down flashplayer. That temporarily brought sound back.

But it quickly went away.

Then I shut down Firefox and flash player entirely, and sound comes back even when Flash Player comes up.

What could cause this?

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it only does this sometimes which is why it's so annoying :/ So, I boot up & start using my laptop, trackpoint scroll (middle button) is working fine but then it just stops working after 5mins or 1/2hr it hasn't actually done this in over a month but today it did it & a reboot did not fix it   I've had 2 Lenovo Tablet PCs before this one & none of them ever did this   

Answer:Trackpoint Scroll stops working after it has been working after bootup, intermitant

I know this is old post but...This sounds like a driver issue or a hardware issue. First verify your type of trackpad than download and reinstall the trackpoint software from Lenovo from here Drivers see if that helps. If this does not help this might be a hardware wear issue this laptops are 6 years old. I have one myself but I use Linux on mine.

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HTTP traffic in IE 7 stops working about five minutes after booting up. This started after the latest Windows Update.

HTTPS and email always works .

The only solution is to reboot the computer. After about five minutes, HTTP stops working again.

I have 2 GB MB of RAM, Windows XP Pro, service pack 3. This happens even when the browser is the only program running.

I have updated and run Ad Aware and Spybot.

I am up to date with AVG and ran a complete system scan. Nothing found.

Answer:Solved: HTTP stops working - HTTPS and email always keep working

have you tried resetting all of you internet options to the default values?

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I need to know if there is a stylus I can use which looks and feels quite like a pen, I don't like the compressible rubbery feel of some stylus, they are not smooth enough.

Answer:Which stylus should I use with my Inspiron 15r touch laptop? Will a 'Wacom Bamboo Stylus Feel' work with it?

Hi Shaurya,Welcome to Dell community.
Yes you can use stylus pen with this system.
15z has 15.6" LED-Backlit LCD Capacitive Multi-touch screen, so you can use Targus Stylus with this system which Dell recommends. For further help you can click on the below mentioned link: 
The Wacom Bamboo Stylus Feel is the newest stylus from Wacom that a user in that forum said works well. The site,  , says it's compatible with the Latitude 10. Technically, any of the non-battery (somehow powered wirelessly by the tablet) powered Wacom stylus should work.
Please reply me if you need any further help.

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Hello to all

I got a stylus for my Portege Z10T-A (PT141E) purchased, original from Toshiba (pen PA5133U 1EUC).
With my Z10 no stylus was at the time of purchase, which didn't bother me...
Now I wanted to try it but once.

But he is not recognized by the system.

My Z10 works as far as trouble-free until the chop my towel in the display at does.

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Hi friends, I just received my X200 tablet. My digitizer pen doesn't seem to function properly. The pen tip moves the cursor around but it only 'selects' thing on screen. The eraser however does what I expect the pen tip to do. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here. Please help! The tablet has Vista 32 on it currently. Thanks,Karma

Answer:X200 Tablet digitizer pen stylus only selects and eraser behaves like stylus

I reached out to the tech support. I'll receive a new pen in a few days. I hope its just a pen issue.

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This started happening after I upgraded to the pressure sensitivity enabled driver on my X201T with a multi touch layer. It's nice that I know have pressure sensitivty AND multi touch; however, my stylus seems to become uncalibrated each time I restart. Also, if I shut down the PC in tablet mode, and then power it on, the PC stops detecting my stylus as a stylus and just shows and functions as a normal regular pointer. I keep having to uninstall the touch screen driver and reinstall it every time this happens, in order to make things work again. Anyone else have this problem? Also, the Thinkpad update utility keeps saying there is an update to the multitouch driver, but everytime I update, the same effect as to the previous happens and the stylus stops working... I just download the driver from the Lenovo site and do the same procedure to fix this issue. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

Answer:X201T stylus loosing calibration upon restart and stylus not detected if powered off in tablet mode?

I don't know if it will help with your problem, but I have been having problems with my X200 Tablet. I have an X200 Tablet and a few months ago Windows Update started to offer me a Wacom Touch Update. When I installed it, the pen and touch drivers stopped rotating properly. The pointers behaved as if the machine was  in primary landscape mode regardless of the display rotation. So I gave up on that update. However this week I replaced the hard drive with a new 256G SSD and did a complete reinstallation of Windows 7 (64 bit). After Windows and the Lenovo updaters had brought all the drivers and software up to date pen rotation misbehaved. I normally run the machine with "require password on wake from sleep or hibernation" and use the fingerprint scanner to unlock it. The symptoms were that the pen & touch worked fine and rotated properly when the machine booted, but after waking from Sleep or Hibernation and unlocking the machine, pen & touch behaved as if the machine was in primary landscape mode (i.e. the digitizer drivers were not respecting the display rotation settings). I looked through the forums and found a thread (X200 Tablet, Win7, Black screen freeze on sleep) that discussed problems after waking from sleep ( problems I didn't have), but the MS knowledgebase articles being pointed to suggested symptoms related to user logon. I installed the suggested Hotfix This solved the problem... Read more

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Hello, I've looked up how to get a stylus/pen to work now on the horrendous touch screen software for the newer x360s. I belive this is by installing a new HP FHD Touchscreen Controller Firmware Update firmware from your laptop's specific model. (Although I may be a few steps behind) The problem is that there is no touchscreen firmware update for my 4193nr model.  My questions are: can I use download another 13 inch model's touchscreen firmware to make it work? Or will it be incompatible? But more importantly, CAN HP PLEASE RELEASE A TOUCHSCREEN FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE 4193NR AND ALL OTHER SPECTRE MODELS? Lastly, if you guys have any tips circumventing this and making the stylus to work without the firmware, I would be extremely grateful for any of your help. Thanks

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Hi, I bought HP Spectre x360, some of the people say that this notebook can support stylus. 1) can some one confirm if any stylus can work on this notebook  I have already bough several active stylus, including, HP Executive Tablet Pen R1, two models of Samsung, Fujitsu, Toshiba but nothing worked. Toch screen is working with fingures. I am living in Dubai, and unfortunately unable to find anything else. Can some one help if this notebook can work with HP Executive Tablet Pen R1 or any other supported stylus which can be easily available in locale. 

Answer:Stylus not working on HP Specter x360, Model 13-4101

Hello, Please go through this document :   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have an HP Envy x360 touch laptop and I bought a HP Active Stylus from The pen worked in the screen to draw but the pressure sensitivity has not worked. I have tried changing all the settings in Windows and looked for updated drivers, but nothing changes the pressure sensitivity. Has anyone used the Active Stylus and gotten it to work on an HP Envy x360?

Answer:HP active stylus pressure sensitivity not working on HP Envy...

Hi Brian, HP Envy x360 Touchscreen Notebook has Capacitive screen, that means it responds to electro discharge when we touch the screen bare handed. So the Notebook screen will not repond/bare minimum respond to Pressure Sensitive HP Active Stylus as it works on the principle of Resistive where you have to apply little pressure. So You can check with a Capacitive Stylus as most of the Smart Phones has*.   ****Click the White thumb to say thanks********Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem********I am an HP Employee****

I work for HP.

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my stylus on my portege isn't working in parts of the screen the parts change and are sometimes not there.
This happened after replacing the screen but not straight away.

Answer:Portege 3500 stylus not working in parts of the screen

Maybe your chance to fix this will be to give the Machine to a local Toshiba servicepartner, because this sounds like a problem of your hardware, that you cannot fix without good knowledge about that machine.


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I have read numerous discussions about the X61 pen and how it randomly stops working. I have the same problem with my new X200 Tablet running Visa x64. I have read about two possible solutions. The first was to restart the Wacom Dual Touch drivers. The second was to install drivers directly from Wacom.  The first solution did not work for me, only a full reboot gets the stylus working again. I would like to try the second solution, but I need to know the X200 specific drivers to download from Wacom. Any more solutions from Lenovo or the community is greatly appreciated. Was this problem fully resolved for the X61 tablet or did it carry over to the X200 line? Thanks for your help.

Answer:X200 Tablet Pen / Stylus Stop Working Randomly

The stylus and touch feature of my x200 tablet periodically stops working.  My operating system is Fedora 10.  The only solution I have found is to reboot.  Simply restarting X windows does not do the trick.  Is there some reset command I could run or some other fix?  Is anyone else having similar problems?

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Note taking with my new Helix is unbelievably frustrating! It's Windows 8 Pro -- fully updated (Windows and Lenovo drivers and apps). I am using Microsoft OneNote 2013. The problem is regular locking up or freezing of one or the other of the touch screen or the pen / stylus. Sometimes the pen still works, but fingers on the touch screen have no effect. Other times the the touch screen works, but not the pen. I'm not 100% certain that it's limited just to OneNote, but that's where it's guaranteed to happen. I can "fix" the problem most of the time by putting the Helix into sleep mode and then waking. Other times I have to shut down and restart. During a two hour session this will happen a dozen times at least. This makes it nearly unusable. Rob

Answer:Touch screen and pen/stylus stop working - Helix

I experience almost the same problem. It seems that when I use OneNote with the stylus, the touch input stops working. I know that it is supposed to be disabled while using the stylus on/near the screen. What happens is that if I for instance use the stylus, switch to the windows 8 tile screen and try to use my finger nothing happens. If I touch an icon with the stylus it works, and then I can use my fingers - for a little while. Then it stops working again, and I need to use the stylus to reactivate touch input. And so on and so on. I tried to do what bloggs stated could work - to put the device in sleep mode and restart. This resulted in the windows 8-version of the bluescreen...

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Dear all,I have instaled all the driver after migrating to windows 10 my thinkpad yoga S1 but I can't anymore rest my palm on the screen while taking note.Anyone encontred this porblem already ?  Thanks,


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Answer:Yoga S1 - windows 10 - palm rejection with stylus not working.

Also have an S1 with non-functioning palm rejection. The pen worked earlier, but now it no longer functions. It works in that it can calibrate itself in Wacom Pen settings, but otherwise refuses to register. UPDATE: restoring default settings under Wacom Pen settings has reenabled the pen and palm rejection appears to work again. Note: I installed recent Wacom FEEL drivers, which are the drivers that work with this model, among other tablet PCs with Wacom tech.

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Tablet was purchased with Active stylus accessory and it worked OK.
Original active stylus was lost...
I have now bought 2 additional 7202 active stylus and neither one of them work.  Did something happen to the screen?
How do I troubleshoot this? 

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I bought a Dell Active Pen for my computer, and whenever it hovers next to the screen, it is recognized with a cursor in the place it's hovering over, but I cannot open or tap anything with it. I must apply extreme, prolongued pressure to open applications or write something with it, and I know that this is hazardous to the screen. Is there a way to fix this?

Answer:Dell Active Stylus Pen Not Working on Spectre x360

Hi, I did post my reply few months back. It's a Del device isn't it. Let me tell you my story: I've got a Dell Bluetooth mouse and it did not work properly with my Microsoft Surface. I had to pair them every reboot/start my machine. At the end, I bought a Microsoft Blutetooth mouse and problem fixed. Regards.

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I'm using my laptop in a desktop mode. but some days when i start up the computer the mouse is on (Sees the red optical light.)
But the cursor dont move when i move the mouse. when i drag the cable out and in again the ligh wont turn on. i change usb port and it works. 1-3 days later the same thing happends and i change to the previous one.

And if i put anything else in the port that stops working it wont recognize. its like it temporarely dies.
Is this becouse of the ports is 3.0 and the mouse is 2.0?
Have 3 usb ports, 1: Keyboard 2-3, Mouse.
Mouse: Logitech Gaming mouse g400.

Answer:My mouse Usb port stops working. but starts working again after a day.

I sort of have nearly them same problem only on my work pc. It seems to me if you leave it in for about 5 minutes it starts to work again See if leaving it in works.

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On my 2,5 year old U200-170 I have the following problem:

When after startup one of the key's is opperated the keybord is not working and the keypad stops working (is working until the key is pushed) connecting a usb mouse and keybord. is not working because unknown device. after via internet received driver external usb are working ok. anyone an idee to solve this.



Answer:Satellite 200-170 - keybord is not working and the keypad stops working

Sounds like keyboard issue.
The OS uses the own keyboard driver and usually it?s not necessary to reinstall the special keyboard driver.
But one thing is really strange; the yellow exclamation mark in the device manager?

Possibly it?s only a software issue? in such case a system restore could be helpfull...

Did you check if the keyboard works in BIOS?
Do this!

If the keyboard will not work in BIOS then you will have to replace the internal keyboard with the new one.

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Hi all,

I hope someone can help me with this irritating frustrating productivity killer.

Basically what happens is that I'm using the browser (Firefox 2 or IE 6, doesn't make any difference) and at some point, sites stop opening - basically the same response as if the net went down - connection error.

Strangely enough, any URL that is in https instead of http, always works. Maybe this can help spot the problem - so I hope.

The only solution usually is to restart the browser and in some extreme cases, I have to reboot the computer.

I have 700+ MB of RAM, and this happens in situations when I have an average amount of open applications, and easily 200 MB of free RAM.

But sometimes, after closing programs that not FF or IE, the browsing also recovers. This makes me wonder if there's anything to do with memory usage. Just a suspicion.

I'm running Avast, Kaspersky Anti-Hacker, Spybot, System Mechanic, Webroot SpySweeper, and in all fronts I seem to be clean from spyware, viruses, etc.

Worth mentioning is that I've had some pretty tough to kill spyware infection last week. Only mixing Webroot+Spybot+Process Explorer have I finally killed the menace. I'm not sure if it's related as I am not sure when the infection entered my machine. Unfortunately I've already forgot the name of the *******... I'm just wondering if even having removed it, damaged could remain...

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Answer:Browsing HTTP stops working although HTTPS always keeps working

i would firstly try only 1 anti vi running at one time, sometimes i have found resetting internet options defalts helps

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Hey guys, i'm stumped.
Laptop Info:
Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7283
Windows 8.1
Track pad doesn't work. All started randomly one day when I started the laptop up. Just didn't work. Now the keyboard will stop  working after about 10 minutes.
Things I've tried:
FN Key  + F5 (enable/disable trackpad)
Double tapping the top left corner of track pad.
Uninstalled all trackpad drivers, restarted, let windows install drivers.
Uninstalled all trackpad drivers, restarted, installed Toshiba Drivers
Checked BIOS for disabled Trackpad.
Lastly, reinstalled windows 8.
I got nothing. I'm stuck.
Any suggestions?
Picture of error;

Answer:Laptop trackpad not working. Keyboard stops working.

Ruhhh rohhhh. No one has any ideas?

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So my laptop stops working suddenly and then randomly starts working after 15-20 days for about 2-3 months. This has happened to me 3 times now. No lights come on in the system, I cannot enter BIOS mode, I tried to drain the residual battery and turn it on again it didn't work.The laptop has a non removable battery so can't really take that out. I took the laptop to the HP service center as well, they kept the laptop for a month and then told me that there's absolutely nothing wrong with the laptop. This is a very annoying issue. I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me out.

PS: I'm currently in the stage where the laptop is not working

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I realized my Lenovo thinkpad ordered from bestbuy does not have a stylus.  I simply thought it was a port until it was pointed out by a collegue. Anyways I've been getting run around from Lenovo tech support as well as best buy/ I simply want to replace a pen that did not come with the computer.  I was on the phone with Best buy and separately for 45 minutes.  They could not solve it.  I don't want to make this a federal case.  I just want the part that did not come with the Laptop  Thanks Lenovo email tech support:RE: J Waters9:30 AM (3 hours ago) to me Good afternoon XXXX,I apologize but, this case states that if the machine did not come with the stylus and you purchased it directly from Lenovo, You will need to contact Lenovo Sales at 1.855.253.6686 to file a missing parts claim or to set up a return or exchange. If you did not by it from Lenovo, You will need to approach the 3rd party vendor you purchased it from to inquire about the stylus. We do not replace lost or missing parts here in technical support.Thank you for contacting Lenovo.

Answer:Missing Stylus - Thinkpad Pen stylus-- how to get Lenovo to replace?

Also, it's not a lost part... it's a part that was never in the computer when I received... so I wouldn't define that as "lost or missing"

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I bought an inspiron 15-5568 so that one of my tutors could use it as a tablet as well but the computer did not come with a stylus. I check the computer's specs and for the Pen and Touch category, it read "Touch support with 10 touch points". Is it possible to use an active stylus with this computer? I found that the dell's active stylus pen is compatible with the 5578 model, but is it compatible with the 5568?

Thanks for the help in advance!

Answer:Stylus for Inspiron 15-5568? Can somebody help me find the right stylus for this computer?

No - this is a touchscreen model, not a Wacom-style digitizing tablet.  You can use a capacitive stylus (example below) but if you're looking for a pressure-sensitive active screen, that's not what you have in this model.
You can  use something like this:

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Not sure if anyone will be able to help or not,but up until about 2 weeks ago my Ink Status Monitor for my Epson Stylus Photo R360 was working fine (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit),then suddenly it just stopped working (I'm not aware of any recent changes I had done that may have affected this). It still works on the printer display,but not on the PC. If I select "printer preferences" it is greyed out,but the box to disable it is unchecked. I have uninstalled and re-installed the drivers countless times now (Windows keeps wanting to install Epson ESC/P2 which does not monitor),but I have downloaded the up to date driver from Epson and still no joy. I have spent about 2 hours on the Epson Support Chat site and nobody on there has been able to help either.
Also whenever I print now,(Roxio,Epson or Windows programs),it takes ages for the window to come up for me to select quality of print and paper etc.
If anyone can help,I would be very grateful.
Many thanks.

Answer:Epson Stylus Photo R360 Status Monitor Not Working

Hello anpease, welcome to the forum

You could try a System Restore Go back to a date before the problem

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Hello, I've been using the Dell Active Stylus (750-AAGN) with my HP Spectre x360 for the past few months and it had been working great.  Recently, the stylus stopped working, despite having new batteries in.  I changed the batteries and still it did not work.  It was the most bizzare thing, as it literally just cut out while I was writing and did not show any signs that it was defective beforehand. On top of that, I checked my laptop with an old Active Stylus that my laptop had always been able to recognize, but could not write with it because of a faulty tip on it, and my laptop did not recognize that pen as well.  This leads me to believe that there is something wrong with my laptop (hopefully I am wrong about that). My laptop is fully updated and I checked for driver updates on the HP page for my laptop pertaining to stylus, but could not find something.  PLZ HELP.

Answer:Active Stylus Suddenly Stopped Working on HP Spectre x360

Dear Customer, Please go through this document: Troubleshooting Document:  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have a Motion Computing LS800,OS Windows XP. You write on the screen with a Waco pen(stylus) . It just started to have problems. Works only for a little while right after booting up and then stops working. Also at the same time it has a hard time finding files that it found instantly before, you know the flash light comes on the screen and shines back and forth. Could it be the hard drive is starting to break down? Tried updating drivers and tried system restore, nothing helps, I'm not a tech guy so I don't know

Answer:Tablet Slate Stylus pen not working----hard drive related?

Have you tried Motion Computing's Technical Support?

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Hi,I've had constant issues with OneNote 2013 not being able to switch between panning and recognizing the stylus. In the past, I would be working in OneNote, and all of a sudden instead of scrolling, my thumb would scribble across the screen. I've had the Helix shipped back to Lenovo 3 times. They replaced the motherboard, screen, and reimaged the hard drive. After all the repairs, the problem at least seems to be consistent now. If I start OneNote with the stylus out of the holder, it appears that everything works fine (although for how long, I'm not sure). If I start OneNote with the stylus in the holder, there is an immediate problem. I'm trying to figure out if this is a OneNote/Helix compatibility issue, or an issue specific to my machine. Are there any Helix OneNote2013 users out there that could help me by performing the following quick test? 1) With the keyboard tray disconnected, start OneNote2013 with the stylus still in the holder.2) Use your thumb to scroll around the screen.3) Remove the stylus and touch it to the screen (you don't even have to write anything; just touch the stylus to the screen)4) Use your thumb to scroll again. Does it scroll or does it scribble? 5) Try starting OneNote2013 with the stylus out of the holder? Does your thumb scroll after you write something? Are there any OneNote2013 users out there that have NEVER had a stylus/scrolling problem, whose Helix has always worked as expected in OneNote? Thank you very much ... Read more

Answer:Helix Stylus/Scrolling not working in OneNote2013 - OneNote Users Please Help!

Hey! I have exactly the same problem. If I open oneNote with the pen in the holder and later try to write something, it will not recognize my thumb as thumb but as a pen. And I didn't find any solution until now.

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Hi --

Every minute or so my computer gives me the "working in background" mouse symbol and I have to wait (3 to 5 seconds) until it's done to continue emailing, etc. Often it even returns me to an open window/program that I'm not working on, which is extremely frustrating.
This is a brand new, one month old, Lenovo T410s running windows pro 32. I'm new to Windows 7 so maybe there is a simple thing to turn off/change that I don't know about?

Answer:working in background stops me from working

It could be the "Windows Indexing" process which creates and modifies file indexes to make local file searches faster. By default it's enabled but I've disabled mine:

Right click the drive and choose "Properties"
At the bottom of the "General" page, untick "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"

Next box that appears, tick "Apply changes to folders, subfolders & files"

Click 'OK'

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Just when I thought everything was fine ICS stops working

I'm stumped

This is my setup:

3G Phone -> 1st PC (XP Home) -> Belkin Router -> 2nd PC (XP Home, Ethernet) & Phone (WiFi)

I have done this:

reset router, restart PC's
setup router for WiFi, WiFi phone shows connected fine
Internet available fine on 1st PC through 3g phone
change router ip from to, login again to router on new ip address - fine
other computer - obtain ip auto.
enable ICS on 3G phone adapter
LAN adapter ip changes to (as expected)
2nd PC ip =
Files on 2nd PC visible & accessible via "my network places"
No Internet on 2nd PC or phone via Ethernet nor via WiFi!!! It was working fine a few days ago!!!

Internet doesn't seem to be getting to the router, as if although ICS enabled on 1st PC, that PC is blocking the internet to the router. Pinging, (3G phone adaptor's ip set to auto) and - all fine. I've tried turning off XP's firewall, tried restarting the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service in cmd/services.msc, restarted all machines, ipconfig /release & /renew plus a whole lot of other things I can't even remember. En/disable DHCP on router makes no difference except to lose connection with the 2nd PC/WiFi connected phone.


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Question: IE stops working

Here is a copy of the message:
Internet Explorer
Stopped responding and was closed
2/23/2009 5:52 AM
Not Reported
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 8.0.7000.0
Application Timestamp: 49431fce
Hang Signature: dc69
Hang Type: 6208
Waiting on Application Name: iexplore.exe
Waiting on Application Version: 8.0.7000.0
OS Version: 6.1.7000.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: ec829cff6a0ac42a8cc55e3867d7b71e
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Answer:IE stops working

Hello Hankm,

Reset Internet Explorer to see if that may help. It could be from a bad add-on.

Hope this helps,

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Question: NIC stops working

Hi everyone,

This keeps occuring on my co-worker's machine, it happens at least once a week. She has a bunch of crap programs on her computer, I wish I can just tell her to uninstall them. But they checked out ok, no spywares or viri.

What happens is that she can't connect to the internet and when I go over I can ping places by domain then when I do a ipconfig /flushdns, I lost the ability to ping by domain but I can ping by IP. I made a screenshot of the processes and I checked them.

The only way to resolve the problem is by rebooting the machine but the same problem will happen a few days later. I did an update on the machine, minor windows update and the NIC driver.

The OS is Windows XP Pro SP2, onboard NIC (Broadcom 440x). I'm thinking it's one of her programs that's causing it, like a trial program that needs to be activated.

Let me know what you guys think.



Answer:NIC stops working

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Hello:I tried to do the very first backup of a Lenovo Yoga 3, and it failed with "One Key Stopped Working" and it exited.  It left a few files on the backup disk, but there was no explanation of why.  The backup speed indicator remained at zero. I switched to a different external USB drive, and it also failed, so it wasn't the disk.  Then I switched to a different USB port and it still failed.How can I determine the cause of the problem?  Can I download a newer version of the One Key software and re-install?Thanks,

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Question: IE9 Stops Working

Hi guys,

I'm experiencing an interesting problem. When I launch IE9 using the ie icon, the browser launches and then "stops working". The page doesn't even start to load. This problem happens with desktop icon, start menu icon, taskbar icon, ALL ie9 icon.

Here's the really strange thing, though. When I launch the browser by typing a web address into windows explorer, it works fine! The browser launches and does it's thing. So, the problem is clearly located in the icon.



Answer:IE9 Stops Working

It is still in beta, maybe it has a bug that affects it when loaded via a shortcut?

Quote: Originally Posted by eduede

Hi guys,

I'm experiencing an interesting problem. When I launch IE9 using the ie icon, the browser launches and then "stops working". The page doesn't even start to load. This problem happens with desktop icon, start menu icon, taskbar icon, ALL ie9 icon.

Here's the really strange thing, though. When I launch the browser by typing a web address into windows explorer, it works fine! The browser launches and does it's thing. So, the problem is clearly located in the icon.



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In simple terms ,please, what will happen to a computer if the cooling fan stops working?

Answer:What If the fan stops working?

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Question: PC stops working

My PC boots up and runs OK for a while and then everything stops. It is not a crash, nothing moves on the screen and the keyboard and mouse stop working. I suspect a hardware fault but does anybody have an idea what the fault could be?

Answer:PC stops working

Graphics driver may need a update

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I have 2 desktops.
I downloaded win 10 preview on no 1
After a few minutes of log on time it just quits. The Drive light flickers but the scree goes to SAMNSUNG the Logo for the monitor MFG.
I figured it was something wrong on my hardware. I took the computer apart & did not find a hardware problem.

Computer 2 was running Win 8.1 without any problems!
I downloaded & installed Win 10 & the same thing happens!
So I went back to Win 8.1 & every thing is OK.

I waited a few weeks to see if MS had fixed the problem & reloaded Win 10 & the same thing happens!

This problem was reported many times but there seems no interest by MS or anyone else to fix it!

There are things in Win 10 that I like, but I can't tolerate the computer quitting when I am in the middle of something & I loose it all!
Then I have to hold the start button until the HD button turns off, then reboot.

After the initial failure it never occurs again on that computer session!

When I boot up agian later ,same thing happens!

There must be answer. The problem occurs on 2 different computers only when running win 10.


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Question: IE 9 Stops working

Hey guys,

I have two computers both on windows 7 that IE 9 goes to a "Interenet Explorer has stopped working" error. One is when trying to print and the other one is when going to different wesbites. I have tried the microsoft fix it, resetting IE settings and dowloading IE 10. IE 10 made it so you can't even open up IE without it erroring out. I installed Firefox on the one that Errors out when printing and that works perfect. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas of what might be causing this?


Answer:IE 9 Stops working

Hi there,

Although I'm not exactly sure what could be causing your problems, since it could be a variety of are a few suggestions.

First, check for error messages in Event Viewer.
Here's how...

Type eventvwr in your search bar
Hit Enter
Go to: Windows Logs > Application
Look for anything shown in red that could indicate the problem you are having
Note the event ID, and the Source Code. Let us know what those are.


Here are a couple of troubleshooting tips also..

1.) Do the crashes occur when you're on a site that uses Java applets?

2.) Have you tried disabling add-ons?


Here are some possible workarounds for the time-being:
Print to a virtual printer such as the XPS Document Writer
Turn Protected Mode off in IE. ( Protected Mode: Off )

Elevate the iexplore.exe task


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I have been using W10 for a while now on 2 desktops and I like it but just recently it just stops working at random ie no cursor or it will not move, unable to input from keyboard. Tried different mice 3X USB wireless, 1X USB wired and even a PS2 but it still does it.

Answer:Win 10 just stops working

Just read all the details on this Forum and it just seems to be lots of different problems and each with a different fixit solution.
Click here
My solutions when I first had problems was to turn Windows firewall on even though I have my own firewall switched on. I still cannot get windows updates unless Windows firewall is turned on.
I still get the odd freeze up but a reboot usually sorts it out.

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Internet Explorer constantly stops working, sometimes restarts automatically, sometimes I have to close warning box and restart IE.
Have run Hijackthis, SpyBot, AVG Free 9.0 and SpyHunter and system appears clean but Stii IE problems and pop ups.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by LoraJean at 11:54:26.35 on Tue 12/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3573.988 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:IE stops working and many pop ups

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Question: IE 8 stops working

IE 8 stops working after 4 or 5 hours. I then get can not open web page messages I restart the computer and IE works again. When it does work it seems slow. I have tried a couple of registry cleaners before I knew better. They have all been uninstalled. Log copy of Hijack this follows: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:39:12 AM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spam\QSP-\QOELoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\cavrid.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfasem.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:IE 8 stops working

First of all, never use any registry cleaner if you do not want to render many programs, or Windows itself, inoperable.

Second, you have two antivirus programs running at the same time. Never run more than one. Otherwise, various conflicts will occur and your computer will be more vulnerable. Uninstall one. If you decide to remove AVG, use the AVG Remover.

CA is quite loaded with bloatware. You could surely find a lighter and better alternative.

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Question: IE8 stops working

I get "IE8 stops working" messages whenever I open a second tab, this problem started after enabling "Google Chrome Frame" Add-on. I like to keep this Add-on as it makes IE8 faster, I would appreciate any workarounds to resolve this, I have attached some info from event viewer.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:IE8 stops working

After long search I found out that it was a reported bug and will be fixed in the next release. Could you please close this thread. Thanks.

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Question: IE stops working

my internet explorer keeps on dying on me after about 5 minutes. I am running IE7 when it started but I did the IE8 Beta just to see if that would change things but to no avail it didn't work. I also have firefox on my computer and i tried that also, Its like the connection to the net just stops working and then i have to restart the computer just to get back online again.

i am running XP if that helps. and i have tried a few adware/malware scanners and also my anti virus program and nothing showed up.

Answer:IE stops working

How do you connect to the internet?
When id this start happening?
Is it possible to pick a restore point and running the computer in a time before the 5 minute cut off?

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Question: IME stops working

I have 4 IMEs installed in my comp. One of them is Chinese, and it stops working for no reason. Whenever I tried typing with that IME, there is no output. If I switch to direct input, English text is output normally. The other IMEs are working fine.

I tried re-adding the IME, restarting explorer.exe, and rebooting but the problem persists. I hope someone can help me fix this problem.

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Question: Mic stops working

Yesterday, my mic was working fine and I was talking on vent. Sometime while playing WoW it stopped working and the mic no longer registers on the computer.

When I try to go into the speech control panel I recieve this error message:

"The requested task cannot be carried out because the necessary engine could not be created. Please select a different engine and/or a different audio device."

The configure microphone button is then greyed out.

What's also weird is that, over vent, other people can hear my system sounds and music if I play it, but not me talking into my microphone.

I've tried to contact SoundMax, but found out they have no tech support, and to call Asus would be long distance. I tried Asus' form but have little faith they'll get back to me.

I'm running Windows XP pro with an ASUS A7V600 motherboard. My processor is AMD Athlon XP Pro 3000+ with 2.15 GHz and 1 gig of RAM. I also use SoundMax soundcard.

Answer:Mic stops working

It sounds like a driver issue, but try reseating and/or moving the sound card to another slot. Have you checked to see that the mike isn't muted in the Play Control, or anywhere that your sound card may have settings?

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windows xp
2gig ram
intel p4 530

My nic card stops working after a few minutes. If I reboot it works again but only for a few minutes.

The problem started this morning. I have not installed any new apps or hardware recently.

Answer:nic stops working after a few min

First question I would like to ask is, is the NIC built onto the motherboard or is it a separate card in a PCI slot. I had this happen to me a few years back where I could only stay connected to the internet for a few minutes at a time and if I rebooted the computer I could connect to the internet for a few more minutes. It turned out to be the NIC card in the PCI slot was dying.

I would suggest replacing the NIC card and giving it a try. If you can borrow one that would be one way but they are usually pretty cheap to purchase.

Hope this helps.

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new cpu never stops working after 40hr. Fan is running all the time , red light flicks every second, and screen saver never appears. Which tells me that it's working on something. Builder said to let it run for a week or two. Think I'm being put off ??Thanks

Answer:new cpu never stops working

"Will take it back and give them another try at resolving problem."Just my 2 worth, but I'd suspect he's playing on your lack of knowledge of computers. Personally, if you spent any significant money on the machine, I'd ask for it back and avoid that "builder" from now on..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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This is the second time this has happened the last time was in my last install of Win98SE. Both times it has worked for a few weeks about 5 weeks fine. But now, it has the load screen, which says "Initializing 3ds max" then "Loading plugins: [names of plugins]", after this it disappears, 3ds Max no longer loads up.

I tried running Enditall a program which automatically closes or kills all applications running(apart from unsafe ones) to clear up resources, thinking lack of them was the problem but to no avail. For certain reasons I can't use Discreet's support. I'm pretty sure it's not my small 256mb RAM since it worked for several weeks before and I didn't even save anything or change any configuration settings. Why does it stop working?

Oh yeah please do not move this I posted in the OS and software forum got no replies.

Answer:3ds Max stops working help

try reinstalling 3ds max... sounds like your install has corrupted

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I have an issue with IE 8.
What appears to be happeing is that during a sesion the browser will open but will not connect - it will just sit there with the trying to connect. The app is still working so the the task manager satus is still running.
Once this happens you cannot get a NEW browser session. To open a new window you have to close all the browser sessin and start again.

I dont have this issue with Firefox!

I have done a virus scan and scanned for makware.

Does any one have any ideas what could be happening.



Answer:IE Stops working!!!

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Under Page tab, near top right of page, click on compatible view
what happened?,...did it open now?

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This is the second time this has happened the last time was in my last install of Win98SE. Both times it has worked for a few weeks about 5 weeks fine. But now, it has the load screen, which says "Initializing 3ds max" then "Loading plugins: [names of plugins]", after this it disappears, 3ds Max no longer loads up.

I tried running Enditall a program which automatically closes or kills all applications running(apart from unsafe ones) to clear up resources, thinking lack of them was the problem but to no avail. For certain reasons I can't use Discreet's support. I'm pretty sure it's not my small 256mb RAM since it worked for several weeks before and I didn't even save anything or change any configuration settings. Why does it stop working?

Answer:3ds Max stops working help

No one knows about this?? Where would I find more 3ds Max users? I can't find any forum of reasonable size(ones I've seen take days for a reply).

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Decided to give this a go as an alternative to WMP, but whatever I play it works for about 12-15 seconds and then goes down. Just get a messdage saying Win Amp has stopped working.
Very grateful for any help with this.

Answer:Win Amp Stops Working

Maybe try VLC instead.

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Question: Mic stops working

I've had some problems with my microphone lately; at first friends said my microphone made a lot of crackling noises when I spoke. I was able to fix this by changing to 16bit 44k Hz format. However this doesn't work properly anymore, as when I do any changes my microphone will stop working entirely. Sometimes, but usually, it will register noises on the green bar @ Recording devices, but makes no sound in my headphones ("Listen to this unit" enabled). I do no changes to the cables in any way.

I got a Creative Audigy 4 pro sound card, W7 64bit, sound card drivers updated. Any ideas to what's wrong and how I can fix it?

Answer:Mic stops working

Hi Strekjaeden,
I'm guessing that your mic is with a mini plug. Could it be possible that the cable is broken? Or mic itself?
You should try it on another computer. Computer mics are not very durable.

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I have a Fujutsu Siemens Amilo Pi Laptop.. I run Vista Premium Home 32 Bits. Service Pack 2
Intel Core 2 duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80 GHz 1.80 GHz
Memory: 2GB

But everytime when i'm working on it for a while it stops functioning.. ( for about 30 minutes ).
I went to a computer shop and said they would fix it for me.. but when i got it back they said everything is working fine.
does anyone know how i can fix it myself?

I think it has something to do with my hard drive.. cuz when i'm working in office word i save it multiple times but when i open it later i find out it haven't been saved for a while..

Thanks in advance for some tips!

Grtz Yorin

Answer:Stops working after a while.

When you say "stops functioning" do you mean it locks up frozen?

If so, is there an approximate time it usually happens since you start using it?

Often if you have a bad piece of hardware it will work until it heats up. Then it will cause the machine to lock up. You power it off and leave it alone for awhile. It cools down. You turn it on again. It works until the bad part heats up again.

If something different is happening please give details.

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I have same problem.
Recently ISP have changed my ADSL router to vDSL modem/WiFirouter, I'm using assembled service of internet, IPTV and VoIP.

My LAN works perfectly, but WiFi is giving me some hard time:
everything works nice and I'm using internet on my laptop (Lenovo t410 Win8.1), phone (LG G2 andorid), tablet (iPad), but day after all devices are showing that they are connected to WIFI but there is no/or low internet response, for example: skype works but cant open some pages, other are opening but some images don't load (fb etc.). I can't log in into router to reboot it.
And this issue when internet isn't working normally but showing as connected persists on all devices I've mentioned above. But at the same time when internet isn't working, when I try it on my desktop PC (Win8.1) everything works normally.

Then I need to go to router turn it off then on and everything works perfectly, sometimes for a day, sometimes for a couple of days.

I've tried everything, changing IP lease time, changing freq form 20 to 40, changing channels, switching from b/g/n to N, almost everything I could think of...
My WiFi is secured with WPA/PWA2-PSK-TKIP/AES password, and name is a simple one with 3 char name.

My modem/router information's are:
Device Type ZXHN H367N
Device Serial No. ZTEEG03E7812096
Batch No. T2
HW Version V1.2.0
SW Version V1.0.0_L_BOSNIA
BOOT Version V1.0.4

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Answer:Wi-Fi stops working

NetWalker85. Since your desktop works when your wireless devices don't, it's not your Internet signal from your ISP. Your devices are showing the router's SSID which is being broadcast, but not the wireless internet signal from the router. I would reset the modem/router to it's default settings and change the necessary items (SSID and passwords,security settings, max number of IP addresses for the router to assign to devices,etc). if that was never done. If the problem is still there, I would request a new combo unit, or possibly see if there is a firmware update for that combo unit.

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Question: SAS stops working

When I run SAS free it encouters a problem and stops. No solution is suggested. I use win7 home premium. SAS works fine in safe mode. Can anyone suggest a remedy?

Answer:SAS stops working

I had the same problem recently with SAS (Win 7 Pro 64bit) kept stopping.
Event Viewer regularly showed it as "hanging" as did CCleaner (Registry Cleaner) I uninstalled and reinstalled a few times and it was still causing the same problems. I also was of the opinion that it was affecting other programs and in the end I removed it. There was an immediate improvement and things have run a lot better without it.
I don't know the cause and I can't suggest a remedy.

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