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X220 T : Screen wont rotate after switching to Tablet Mode & FN+F3 wont work

Question: X220 T : Screen wont rotate after switching to Tablet Mode & FN+F3 wont work

Dear Community, as i allready mentioned in the thread-title, my screen wont rotate after switching to Tablet Mode. Furthermore FN+F3 doesnt work either. System Update doesnt show any further updates, but it seems to be bugged anyway, since im pretty sure it didnt install the Tablet Button driver. I have a fresh installed Windows 7 Version, and before i begin installing wrong drivers over and over again, im asking you guys for help. Maybe u can tell me which driver im missing. All the best,Nik


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Answer: X220 T : Screen wont rotate after switching to Tablet Mode & FN+F3 wont work

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Hey everyone, I need help really bad. My mouse on my thinkpad only works as windows in loading once i log in it stops and doesn't move. I have looked at the settings and it says it is working fine. I have updated all dirves and windows software. I know lots about computers and nothing I can think of would cause this! Please  help! I need this tablet to work by the end of the night!


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Answer:HELP!! Thinkpad X220 Tablet Mouse Wont Work!

Press Fn+F8 and make sure that it is enabled. It tends to turn itself off for no reason. Hope that works for you.

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Hi. i have and anoying issue with my yoga 900. it seem like it dos what it feels for. sometimes it starts up in 'semi' tablet mode. wheres the toucdpad and keyboard is not working. pressing the F6 100 times then suddenly its okey. then it will be fine for some days and suddenly it goes again.. anybody got some ideas.?

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As many others before me, it would seem, my brand new Envy 360 has problems with its display rotation and tablet settings. I have read the other posts and none have solved my problem. I am running Windows 10 (pre-installed on arrival) , AMD Radeon R5 Graphics and AMD Dual-Core A9-9410 processor (so please don't point me towards any Intel links/settings. 1. I AM able to select 'Tablet Mode' from the settings/notification box. 2. I am NOT able to select rotation lock - It is greyed out whether I am in tablet mode or not. I have tried going to settings, control panel and from the notification panel and in none am I able to change the option. It is there but no availble to be changed/clicked. 3. My device doesn't automatically ask me if I want to switch to tablet mode if I flip the screen right back (although I can do this manually as mentioned above) 4. My screen doesn't rotate automatically when in tablet mode or tent mode if I bend the screen partially or fully back  (not sure if that means tent mode just isn't working). 5. I CAN manually rotate the screen in the settings by selecting Landscape (flipped) and apply then have to switch it back when needed. 6. I have checked that my drivers are up to date and carried out all the windows updates that my laptop needed when I received it (brand new) last week. 7. I am shocked at quite how many customers have this complaint, especially in new devices and not cheap ones! This is my first experie... Read more

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My Spectre is only two weeks old and works excellently as a standard laptop.However I cannot get the screen to rotate when I select Tablet mode or flip it into the entertainment stand.All online research I can find are from people who either were using Win 8.1 and or updated to Win 10.Mine came with Win 10 pre-installed.None of the settings screens they advise to go to exist.I have also checked the registry and its set up correctly.Windows 10 did the anniversary update a couple of days into me starting to use it so I don't know IF the rotation issue was there from the beginning or not.  

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My Spectre is only two weeks old and works excellently as a standard laptop.However I cannot get the screen to rotate when I select Tablet mode or flip it into the entertainment stand.All online research I can find are from people who either were using Win 8.1 and or updated to Win 10.Mine came with Win 10 pre-installed.None of the settings screens they advise to go to exist.I have also checked the registry and its set up correctly.Windows 10 did the anniversary update a couple of days into me starting to use it so I don't know IF the rotation issue was there from the beginning or not.  

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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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Dear all...i really need help about this kind of problem. My X41T screen rotation totally doesn't work after new windows installation (windows XP tablet edition)i've install all the driver correctly, install the last graphic driver..but it still not works.i also try to install iRotate software..,but it also still doesn't work..., it seems  this tablet doesn't support screen rotation.. this problem really drives me crazy.... i don't know what i have to do now to make it works again....would you all please help me...., i'm using X41TProduct number1867-A44 sorry for my bad english.  

Answer:X41 Tablet rotate screen totally doesn't work

Hey, I have the same problem with windows 7 and the X41THave you fix the problem yet?  

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I'm in a real mess since Lavasoft AdAware crashed my windows 7 home premium edit. 64bit after its 1st initial mandatory reboot. Everything is frozen, nothing can be clicked on or done in any way, shape or form. Even 'Esc' and 'Ctrl-Alt-Del wont work. PC must be shutdown manually. It also wont uninstall in safe mode. Once in safe mode the 1st time I got windows telling me that it cant uninstall this software in safe mode (this was done by its own uninstaller, and by the windows one, and by the Revo Pro uninstaller.) the 2nd time (reboot) it told me it wasnt installed properly. the 3d time it can't install in safe mode again. What now please? Anyone have an idea?

Thank you

Answer:Lavasoft AdAware crashed win7-Ctrl-alt-del wont work & it wont uninstall in safe mode

Sorry solved it. I'll write the answer should anyone need it someday. I believe my solution can help for other similar cases besides Ad-Aware.
A minute after I posted this a thought came to mind: Go into safe Mode and use msconfig.exe. So I ran it and unchecked everything to do with Ad-Aware. TO be even more sure I checked off not to run also other things that I knew would not be needed like anything to do with Apple, or Adobe. Afterwhich, doing a proper reboot Windows did actually start normally--no crash and I was able to uninstall it. Slowly I put back other services and start-up items and all is working fine now--so far at least ;-) Thanks for those who took a look and I hope it will help some people in the future.

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My husband and I just purchased the Envy 360 and the screens wont rotate to tablet or tent mode have looked at the settings and the screen rotation is greyed out. What can we do to get them to work.

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I use my tablet to run a smartboard. Sometimes when I switch to the tablet mode and back by reversing the display, the trackpoint and mouse keys stop working. The touchpad below it still works. I am running windows 7. I have gone into the control panel, under mouse, and both the trackpoint and touchpad are still both checked. ?? When I restart the functions return.

Answer:Trackpoint does not work after switching from the tablet to laptop mode.

Hi Remaxjoe,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m really sorry to hear that trackpoint is not working properly in your Lenovo system.
I would suggest you to download the Ultranav drivers for your system and install it.
Below is the link to enter downloads page and install the Ultranav driver.
?             Support Drivers & Software downloads
Please click on "QUICK PATH?, enter your system model and select the exact model depending on the MTM number of your device.
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You can refer here for further information.
Hope this helps!
Best regards,

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Hi,i have a hp laptop running Win 10.I recently found out that Screen Rotation with hotkeys(Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys)is not working any more.It used to rotate earlier..even after installing Win 10.In my Graphic properties,the hotkeys option is enabled.But in my Intel HD Graphics control panel,Under the hotkeys section,where the list of other hotkeys is viewed,the options for the screen rotation is no where to be found.It used to work earlier.But now its gone.I can rotate my screen in settings>Display by manually selecting the the options,but the Hotkeys are not working no more.Any ideas??Thanks..

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Hi,i have a hp laptop running Win 10.I recently found out that Screen Rotation with hotkeys(Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys)is not working any more.It used to rotate earlier..even after installing Win 10.In my Graphic properties,the hotkeys option is enabled.But in my Intel HD Graphics control panel,Under the hotkeys section,where the list of other hotkeys is viewed,the options for the screen rotation is no where to be found.It used to work earlier.But now its gone.I can rotate my screen in settings>Display by manually selecting the the options,but the Hotkeys are not working no more.Any ideas??Thanks..

Answer:Windows 10 Screen wont rotate with hotkeys?

Well,No one replied.But i solved it so m gonna leave the solution here anyways..Just rollback the intel HD graphics drivein display adapters in device manager.

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Hi, ive just updated windows vista it said that it was done and would restart itself however it didnt and now it starts to boot up and then crashes on a blue screen which flashes so quick that i cant see what it says. I've tried to go into safe mode, boot from last configuration point also being through F8 to try this and still crashes on this blue screen. Any help would be much appreciated.


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I have an HP G72 laptop running windows 7 home premium. yesterday when i was on the computer all of a sudden screen turned white and the only button that would work was power button. i held it down and shut off computer. when i turned it back on it goes through the usual boot process up to where i have to enter password for user profile. when i hit enter it will start showing my desktop icons like normal and then just go blank again. when i try to boot in safe mode it goes through the same process except when it starts displaying desktop icons it stops and automatically shuts back down and trys to boot up again in normal mode. if i try to restore it back to a restore point it says there are none available. Any input on what might be causing these problems will be greatly appreciated.

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Does anyone have any idea what can cause this problem? I tried to install new OS, both XP & Vista both from scratch and recovery disc, but it still doesn't work. Usually when switching to tablet mode or switching back, screen will automatically set to new orientation, right? I suspected a while ago that when I switched to tablet mode, it didn't change any, but when I switched back, it changed. I thought I was messing up with some utilities or drivers. So, I didn't care that much. I just noticed that it didn't respond to anything now. As a result, ActiveRotate will not work as well since it will be used only in tablet mode. However,  I can calibrate accelerometer just fine; active protection also is working as it should be. Tablet button all work. In brief, I believe that there is a switch that is broken on my system, but I couldn't figure out what that is. I check on LCD part,, I first thought LCD hinge is the one, but there is no wire connection or any sort to it. Now I have no clue. If you have any idea, please share. Thank you very much,sipp11Message Edited by sipp11 on 03-03-2009 10:59 PM

Answer:X61T: won't change screen orientation when switching to tablet mode

Hello sipp11! I have the exact same problem. I'm using Windows 7 Beta as OS and since January everything has worked perfectly. Unfortunately the tablet mode has stopped working the way you described it 2 days ago. Have you found a solution to this problem? I also tried to reinstall Windows 7, but it still doesn't work. Reinstalling the Wacom drivers didn't help either.   I'm starting to think that something with the hardware is wrong. Solution anyone???  Thanks in advance,Mike Message Edited by LevelbossMike on 04-02-2009 03:09 AM

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Have a problem with my Portege M200 and after hours of searching for a solution I am still at a complete loss as to how to fix it.

Essentially when attempting to switch to tablet mode - or if I press down the lid closed 'sensor' button on the far right which is essentially the same thing - the screen goes black.

This means that i can't get into tablet mode at all.

This is happening across multiple OS's and will happen even before an OS has booted. Obviously I've checked that when in Windows the 'When I close the lid' option is set to do nothing and I've even checked for any hardwired setting in the bios but saw nothing relevant.

As far as I'm aware this has only started happening since i sent it for repair with toshiba a month or two back (motherboard was replaced i believe).

Any way of controlling this via software or am i going to have to send it for repair again?

Answer:Portege M200: screen goes blank when switching to tablet mode

> As far as I'm aware this has only started happening since i sent it for repair with Toshiba a month or two back (motherboard was replaced i believe). Anyway of controlling this via software or am i going to have to send it for repair again?

According to you description it looks more like an hardware issue as an software issue because this happens even before an OS has booted. Therefore I would exclude a software issue.

In your case I would recommend contacting the ASP again and to explain the whole situation with your notebook.

Good luck

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Hello guys

I am having a problem, I installed windows xp home, and set up 4 accounts, all admin privaleges.

I want to enable the user switching so that you can switch users without logging off, but it wont run.

I have tried the user accounts "change the way users log on or off" and it does not work.
I have also tried the MSKB Fix and again it does not work.

I have not connected to a the internet yet, this is a fresh install of WinXp home
There is no other software installed yet either (no point in going forward of this isnt working)

If I click Switch users, it blinks then sends me to my desktop again, not the users I chose. This happens in all 4 user accounts.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:User Switching wont work?

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the YMC service wont start giving me a error saying some services stop automticly and screen doesn't rotate but there is a rotation lock setting on action center which i made sure it was off

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Does anyone know if you can set the X220 to automatically turn on the touchpad and trackpoint when switching from tablet mode to notebook mode? Everytime I swich they are off and I have to enable them in ultranav. I would think that automatically enabling the touchpad and trackpoint when switching would be pretty standard, no? Thanks for the feedback

_________________________________System: Thinkpad X220t

Answer:X220 touchpad and trackpoint off after switching from tablet

I'd think it should be standard behavior... Does updating the UltraNav and tablet drivers help?

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I cant seem to get the touchscreen going on a compaq tc 1100. any help will greatly be appreciated. thank you

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It uses a pressure sensitive pen. The line was also discontinued in 2005 so don't expect it to act like a 7 year newer tablet.

Documentation that can be downloaded:

Chapter 1 has a section on setting up the pen.

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worked for while but now stuck in landscape even though lock is off

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The rotate screen function isn't working when I try to use it vertically. The display won't rotate automatically, despite the function being unlocked in the charms menu. I can rotate it using hotkeys, but if I then turn the screen vertically then the display switches itself back to horizontal and locks the function. Is there any way to fix this?

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Hi all,    I have a really annoying x220 tablet disconnects from the internet whenever I enter tablet mode. The internet can be working perfectly fine while in non tablet mode but as soon as I switch to tablet mode, my internet disconnects. And if I switch back to non tablet mode from tablet mode, my internet returns almost instantaneously. I can load a page in non tablet mode with no problems, switch to tablet mode and the page stops loading. If I return back to non tablet mode the page resumes loading without so much as a pause or a hiccup. Also, when I switch the computer to tablet mode, wifi networks disappear off of the "available networks" list that were there before the switch.     I've tried everything, from updating network device drivers, reinstalling network device drivers, running diagnostics, reformatting my computer, uninstalling Norton Antivirus, system restoring to days before the last known working date in normal mode and safe mode, and contacting customer support (chat and call, managed to get a hold of a rep) but none of them have worked.    I also used to have a networking log before I reformatted/system reset to factory settings and there were a ton of errors with words like avsc manager failed to "something" ... I'll reinstall the thinkpad network managing program to create another log. Can someone please help me? My last resort is calling lenovo support again to have tech support come to hel... Read more

Answer:X220 Tablet Internet Tablet Mode Problem

hey kiul676,that's weird, could you check your bios is at 1.24. if it isnt go here and update :

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So this post is long, sorry for anyone taking the time to read it .

i have this graphics tablet called STAR 5 . From a Chines company called XP-Pen. Great looking device, but it needs these drivers from their site to work Related Download- xp-pen ( CD Driver Downloads ) .

So this company is known for having non functioning drivers, they work when they want to. No one actually knows how these drivers really work, not even support. So this is a common problem among the digital art community which I dabble in.

So I had a driver installed from a different tablet model from a different company ( Huion ).
Common practice ; to avoid conflicts with the new drivers; by removing the previous one which I did.

Yet The tablet did not work. Currently It has pen cursor tracking ,but no pressure -
(the pen mimics applied pressure on screen, like a traditional tool , pens, markers etc.
So pressure was not working .
After reinstalling drivers over an over, and moving the usb port on a whim , it for no given reason started to work. But only for a hour. I did something to knock it out of wack , now its back to non functioning . Then I kept changing usb ports to no avail.

I probably made the problems worse, when i used Revo Uninstaller to remove it, going into some registry items and deleting files that appeared in a files list ; which possibly included some DLLs that got caught in the list. Probably due to the wonky nature of the xp-pen driver installer. Or whatever the cas... Read more

Answer:Tablet driver wont work. Some error missing DLL messages.

Probably the best approach is to back up all data you want to keep and reset the tablet back to factory mode. Then you can try again with a clean system to get the driver installed, although I will say you are quite lucky if you can get another manufacturers driver to work in place of the original one.

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My spectre 360 laptop stop rotating in Tablet modeI apreciate if you can give me solutionThanksOnur

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When I open IE it just stays as a blank screen a warning use to appear saying something about an appcrash but I messed around with it reset the settings. Also system restore wont work neither will a recovery, Im really in need of some help here.

Answer:Help Internet explorer wont work in normal mode, only in safe mode Windows Vista

Please post the exact warning. It should mention a particular App.

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

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Hello there,
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
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2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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Answer:Will this msata work with the X220 / X220 Tablet?

I was keeping an eye on those too, but I'm sure they won't work on the X220s that have the mSATA recognition problem.Also, I would like to know the mSATA speed on the X220. Is is 3Gbps (Sata II) or 6Gbps (Sata III)?

---------X220 4286 CTO, i7, 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD+Intel mSATA 80 GB, IPS display, BT 3.0, Intel 6205 WiFi, Win7 HP

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Does anyone know how to turn off the notifications that pop up in the upper right corner telling you that you have just changed from one configuration to another -- e.g. changing from tent mode to tablet mode?  


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Answer:Yoga 2 Pro -- how to turn off switching mode notifications -- e.g. "tent mode", "tablet mode", etc?

It's not enough to uninstall the Modern app "Yoga Picks", you also have to uninstall the desktop one by going to the desktop Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall A Program > Yoga Picks > Uninstall.

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Hello, my X61 touch screen works ok when it is in the laptop mode but as soon i rotate the screen into the tablet mode, it stops working. Please help

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okay so previously before this issue i was installing some language packs. after doing so it prompted me to restart my computer, which i did, and afterwards found out it wont let me log into my profile. It wont let me log in to ANY profile for that matter. When i click it, it will say loading profile, etc...but then it just stops and i have to select the profile again.

I tried booting in safe mode but then it just scrolls down with a bunch of nonsense words and numbers and stays that way...

is there a solution for this? Its a mighty old computer, so if anything, i just want to make sure i get all my files safely out of there

Answer:Safe Mode wont work

Hello did you actualy restart the machine and repeatedly tap F8?

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ok, so my computer hasnt been able to go into safe mode the last two times some bad thing has happened to it. i can easily get into the menu where you have to select how you want to start up, but when i select safe mode, it just sends a wall of text down, and stops at "mup.sys" each time. from there i have to reboot to get it to do anything.

now my main problem is that i disabled the graphics card i have installed in the pci and the motherboards default graphics card (i wanted to use the original one so i could transfer my graphics card to a different computer), so i cant really do much about getting into windows to change that, with out being able to run in safemode.

any solution would be great.

Answer:Safe Mode wont work

Try resetting the cmos jumper to set the bios back to default. If no jumper is present on the mobo, remove the battery for half and hour or so.

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I recently got a virus that I can get rid of and normally I would use safe mode to help get rid of it but cpu restarts everytime I try safe mode.

Other problems include sound wont work unless I unplug and then plug speakers back in, also wont find wireless internet, yahoo bad request everytime i start firefox (no big deal, but still annoying and means something wrong), and some advertising spyware everytime I google something. Avira wont start either.

Im assuming these are all related somehow.

Ran SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes, and Avira boot cd and problems persist.

Not sure where to go from here

Help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Ok so before i went jogging i put my PC into sleep mode for the first time ever (was curious). So as soon as i pressed Sleep the screen went black. So i tried waking it up but it wouldnt. So i restarted, nothing. The screen just stays black. All fans are working but the HDD LED stopped working. I tried pulling the plug and everything. The screen just stays black no matter what i do. Is my HDD dead? If Vista breaks this easily then this is some major BS. The monitor is working, tried restarting that several times also. I shut it down every way possible. Help pls?
Cant even get to BIOS.
OS is Vista Home Premium 32bit.

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None of my games will work. I took some advice of a forum because I couldnt get Perfect World to work and changed something in the registry to do with the port. Now no game will work and i would change it back but i dont know what it was previously.
My system restores wont work, wont even undo, and theres only one days worth there now. I dont know how to do a utilities reg scan which I think may be what I need to do, I dont know if its in my pc or on my XP disk. I cant use the disk because I dont know how to find my product code and the person I bought it off has gone to Cyprus .

I've done a Drwebcureit but really I need instructions for a 2 year old and I think this has happened since my last one. I had a Win32 Trojan in the other day and Vundo got rid of it I think, maybe its got something to do with that, maybe its still lurking around. Ive done a Combofix amd this was at the top - WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED. If anyone can help me, you would save my life, its driving me mad now.


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I have been using my Inspiron 13 5378 since December 2016. After working normally for few days my screen stopped auto-rotating. I sent my laptop back to Dell for repair and received it after a month in April. Very frustrating thing.
When I received the repaired laptop the auto orientation was working fine but it stopped working again after a couple of days.
I don't know what is triggering this but I have tried myriad of solutions available online including reinstalling chipset and sensor drivers, disabling and re-enabling sensors in device manager, setting sensor services to start automatically and much more.
But still, the auto-rotate feature is not working.
I don't want to send my laptop back to dell again for another month, please suggest any solution if you know it.
Thanks in advance!

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There is a button on the lower left of the screen to the right of a partial circle with an arrow; I push this button with both my finger and the stylus and nothing happens.  Where am I going wrong?  Any help is appreciated.

Answer:How do I get the screen to rotate 90 degrees so that I can indeed use it as a tablet.

Not much help but that is the right button to click to may just be faulty...

Lenovo X200 Tablet / 350Gb HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 7

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Ive got a strange problem.

System: P4 2.0 GHZ,
512 MB RAM
Windows XP pro

Mouse: Logitech mouse that came with dell computer (corded optical)

Problem: Mouse works perfectly fine in normal windows operation, but if you try to get into safe mode with networking the mouse will not work. You cant even click on a user name to get off the splash screen at the beginning. If you restart in normal mode of windows it will again work fine.

I tried updating the driver and it didnt need it, I also tried another mouse and that didnt work either.


Oh and yes I did do a search of the internet and couldnt find much on this other than update the driver which I did.

Answer:mouse wont work in safe mode

Try removing the Logitech software.

I don't believe the older version work in Safe Mode.

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Dear members,

I checked and found that this issue has once been discussed here. Unfortunately the solution that was provided there didnt work for me. Hence this new post.

I am working on Win XP SP 2. For the last two days I observed that I could not update the AVG antivirus, the Spybot programme wouldnt start and all the technical forum websites were blocked. Normal websies like google etc are still working fine. What more even the computer wont start off in Safe Mode. I tried to install the SDfix software but failed as the system did not allow me to access and download the file. So i downloaded it on another PC and transferrred it here. But then when I tried to log on in Safe mode for running the software, te system did not log in and kept logging in as a normal mode start up.

I tried to access the anti-malaware sites but the system did not allow me to reach there.

THe last option that I have within my knowledge is to format the drive. But I would request all the others members to kindly share their knowledge in case something can be done to repair the system without formatting the same.

Kind regards.

Suvarghya Dutta

Answer:Spybot, AVG, safe mode wont work.

Have you tried Malwarebytes?----------------------------Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to s... Read more

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So I have access to change/turn off passwords but still am prompted to enter password. I comply and am rewarded with "the system cannot log you in, domain either doesn't exist or could not be contacted. Please consult administrater." Now I talked to me about it as I am using administrator account, but still CAN'T get in. I am no genius with computers but......what am I missing? Please help

Answer:in safe mode, still password wont work!

now xp sp2 wont load past setup stage, just keeps shutting down at restarting setup, over and over again, cant even get to administrator login,......why?

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I had a computer virus and finally got everything cleaned up, but the internet wont work outside of safe mode. I ran "HiJack This" as per another thread describing this same problem.edited by moderator: remove un-requested log

Answer:Internet wont work outside of safe mode.

have you tried opening IE, clicking on tools/internet options/connections/lan settings and uncheck use proxy server if it is checked?Then close & re-open IE to see if you can get online.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions 7 Medals

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Tried "Do not reset " from F8..but still as above. New P4M900-M4 Biostar MoBo. Hard drive is a clone of XP from my laptop, from 80Gig to Toshiba 1Tbyte. Possible hint :my 12V is only ~11.16,all others are much closer to spec.Can't get to any diagnostic,can't get CD to play a XP boot disk to try for Chdisk etc. Bios is accessable but no change I've tried has cleared the problem.

Answer:XP resets,wont boot to any mode,wont display bsod or failure statement

1. 12V outside spec.  I agree that 11.16V is outside specs, but don't know what effect this will have on system.  You probably should resolve this before continuing...2.  Windows XP.  Windows XP was designed to be installed (built) on the system it is to run on.  It doesn't transfer well between different computers.  Reinstall it on the system it is to run on.3.  Windows Advanced Options Menu.  Does F8 bring up the Windows Advanced Options menu?  If so, have you tried the following options:     a.  Disable automatic restart on system failure     b.  Safe Mode     c.  Enable VGA mode4.  "...can't get CD to play a XP boot disk...".  You need a functional computer before attempting to install the Windows XP operating system.

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Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

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Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.


Answer:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install -

Regards. . .



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I have a Satellite U400 and its a year and a few months old.

In the last little bit it has been acting up, and it started with when the computer goes to sleep and goes to the black blank screen it will not come back from that.
The only way to do anything is hold in the power key till it turns off and then turning it back on. This brings me to the warning screen I have turned my computer off incorrectly. It has been doings this for a few weeks and started randomly out of the blue.

Then just today it wouldnt turn on at all, I was pressing the power key and the key itself would light up, and on the bottom right hand side the little lights would light up but wouldnt turn on, I kept pressing it over and over and over again and finally it did turn on. Once on I only used it for a few mins before turning off again and then would do the same thing, I kept pressing the bottom till it turned on. Its been on now and hasnt turned off again.

Not to log ago I had to reformat my computer due to me forgeting my password and had locked myself out of the computer. About a week after that is when the issues started. I am not all that computer smart, to be honest, I do understand something things, I can follow step by step to do something.

I really dont want to pay to have it fix I want to just do it myself and soon as its in great shape and never had any issues before.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be, or why it could be?

I am thinking about reformatting again ... Read more

Answer:Satellite U400 wont turn on & when on wont come back from sleep mode

hi aev270,
sounds like a serious problem to me.
try the following: take out battery, cd-rom, hdd and try again.
if it starts up without this components - you got lucky!
this means it probably a software issue (but i dont think so - sorry)
do you see the toshiba logo / bios messages? no - the you are in trouble.
this strange behaviour could depend on many things: defektive components like ram or grafics... or (badest thing) the mainboard...
if you have still warranty on it you should go to a servicepartner having the system checked.

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Ok, it all started when i was dloading a program to make windows setups.(.msi). Then i decided i didnt like it and uninstalled it. After tht was done. I decided i was going to stick with Inno Setup. I have used it before and liked it. But then i noticed all or most of my desktop icons were missing. And all the start menu ientries were missing. So i figured i had a virus. SO i went to do a system resotre. But found that i oculdnt find it...due to to missing folders. So i decided i would then try to boot into safe mode. When i tried to boot it said it cannot find a file(same with normal mode). Ubfortunely i dont remember what it said. I think it said windows cannot find NRDL press ctrl alt delete to reboot. or somthing like that. Any ways i tried a few more times and it all failied. SO then i tried the windows recovery console. Nothing. I really didnt know whre to go with it. Then i decied to go into the bios and reset. Or i thought i was resseting them. I seleteced. "fails proof settings". But then i rebooted and things got worse. My monitor is now getting no signal, it says it is ocnnected though..... So i cant see what i am doing. Please any ideas. I have a Programming project that i have been working on for months now. i dont wanna lose that. And a Lang arts project. I am very computer savvy but i have tried everything. and yes i tried a differ monitor. No Dice.


Xp Home
Nvidia 6200 TC
amd 3000+
Standard Monitro.

Plese help i need my computer i cant go on... Read more

Answer:Windows wont boot, Monitor wont display picture. Cant access safe mode

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I am helping a friend to determine what the problem could be on her laptop Satelite A215 -S6816 Windows will not load on start up and it says "press F2 for setup, Press F12 for boot device selection menu" however niether one of those options work no matter what I do.

I have tried them on start up but nothing happens. It just wont enter BIOS mode or the menu. It will say please wait or entering menue but again nothing happens.
What else can I try to get into the menue or to get the system to get windows to load? Could this be a motherboard issue? Hardrive issue?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satelite A215 -S6816 Wont enter BIOS mode and Windows wont load

hi harddrummer,
connect an external keyboard and try again

if it works there is only the internal keyboard defectiv/bad connected
i dont think that is an os based problem...

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I am having issues running my pc. I have tried most of the usual avenues of fixing the problem already. I'm not sure what happened it was running fine then I started having crashing issues and eventually it stoped running altogether outside of boot and safe mode. I am using it now and can run diagnostics for you if you need them.
Also im planning on doing a clean install of xp home, i'm using vista now, but im having issues doing that as well.
any help will be appreciated.
Configuration: Lenova 3100 series desktop with Nvidia 8500 gt graphics card and 3gb of ram.stock 160gb hd, amd 3800 processor, pheonix trusted core bios

Answer:normal pc boot wont work safe mode is up

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I want to use Internet Explorer in metro mode, but whenever I set Chrome as my default browser, this causes IE to only open in desktop mode ?
Why can I only have use IE in metro mode if it is the default browser ?

Answer:Internet Explorer wont work in Metro mode

Hello snake,

Unfortunately, Internet Explorer must be set as the default program to be able to use the modern Internet Explorer.

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The problem started out as i could start windows normally then it would say my wd smartware isn't working followed by freezing up. then the windows defender that came with the computer started to act up and now my computer will not even get to the login screen. it get to the Microsoft windows loading screen and stays there. the loading bar is there but the windows icon is not. when i go to device manager and look under System Devices the Consumer IR Devices has a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point over top of it. Any ideas how to fix this problem? As you can tell I know almost nothing of computers.

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hey guys I seem to have been infected with the virusburst toolbar
from what I understand its a spybot variant I have run several spyware scans
from norton and others. I have everest labs spy defense installed and lavasoft adware as well as registry mechanic. the virus intstalled spysheriff on its own. I had a friend look at my com and he removed spysheriff and some other viruses. He recommended you guys because he couldnt remove the virusburst tool bar. Apparently my com wont run SAFEMODE now as a result. I have had the virus for little over a week. I took your advice and downloaded SP2 but have NOT yet installed it(it leaves an icon when I shut down) it seems to be getting worse and the com hits 100% usage a times
I hope I havent posted too much info, but a prompt response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

below is my hijack this log : ______________________________________________________________
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:57:21 PM, on 9/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared... Read more

Answer:Virusburst Toolbar Safe mode wont work

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately.

Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please post a fresh HijackThis Log if you still need assistance.

Thank you.

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The other day i found some ram and decided to try and see if it worked in my Dell desktop computer, when i turned it on it said i couldnt mix different types so i took it out and turned it off, i diddnt even go on it.

Today i turned it on and it got to the windows 7 logo and it restarted and said windows failed to start, launch startup repair or start normally. I clicked startup repair but it woulnt work, i tried restoring to an earlier date but that wouldnt work either. I tried safe mode but when it gets to loading it restarts and just goes round in circles. Im not getting anywhere, any one have any ideas??


Answer:System repair/safe mode wont work!

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When I turn on computer it goes to the screen that says windows did not start sucessfully, etc.  says to open in safe mode, try to doesn't do anything then i get an error message about  umountable_boot_volumemy pc is a dell 4600 and I use windows xp

Answer:PC wont start, says to go to safe mode, that doesn't work either

Read here :

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My computer will not shut completely off when I shut it down. The light for the wireless internet connect does not go black, it turns orange, saying that it is off but now the orange light does not come off unless I hold the power button down.  Also when my computer goes to sleep, when I press a key to turn it back on, it does not turn on. The screen stays black and the wireless internet connection light is orange. It does not boot back up anymore. 

Answer:HP wont shut off all the way and sleep mode wont let me turn...

Hi, Try the following. Open Settings and select System.  Select Power and sleep, then click on Additional power settings - in the following window, click on 'Choose what the power button does' in the left hand pane. In the subsequent window, first click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable' ( near the top of the Window ) and then remove the checkmark from the box against 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)'.  Click the Save Settings button, then close any open windows and restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, download the IMEI driver directly from Intel on the following link, unzip the package and run the installer. When the installation has completed, restart the notebook. When the machine has reloaded, re-enable Fast Start-up and reboot the notebook once again - let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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One minute they work, the next minute they don't.  If I perform a system restore, they work again, but even if I never install a single file, the next time I turn my tablet on/wake it from sleep, the rotate and buttons stop working.   I've tried uninstalling /reinstalling absolutely everything related - graphics driver, tablet buttons, hotkeys, etc... but it just keeps zoinking out.  Even after reinstalling said drivers nothing works Any ideas?

Answer:tablet buttons/screen-rotate spontaneously not working

bump... still not fixed.

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Hello, i have a nextbook windows tablet and i upgraded it to windows 10. I had exported all the drivers when it was on windows 8. After upgrading to windows 10 i installed drivers for camera and rotation and both working fine. Now the problem is when i rotate the tablet the screen does not rotate. I went to setting-display but there is not option to "Allow the screen to auto-rotate". I have drivers for "acc_sensordriver.inf_x86_999d5f2855bb8cee" but dont know what to do

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Hello, i have a nextbook windows tablet and i upgraded it to windows 10. I had exported all the drivers when it was on windows 8. After upgrading to windows 10 i installed drivers for camera and rotation and both working fine. Now the problem is when i rotate the tablet the screen does not rotate. I went to setting-display but there is not option to "Allow the screen to auto-rotate". I have drivers for "acc_sensordriver.inf_x86_999d5f2855bb8cee" but dont know what to do

Answer:Screen doesnt rotate on my nextbook windows tablet

Hello lakshi,

You might see if using OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to unlock screen autorotation may help if it's not some other issue. It's the same setting in Windows 10.

Screen AutoRotation - Lock or Unlock in Windows 8

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Hi, I can never get the active rotate to work in tablet mode.  The machine has jsut got a Windows 7 upgraded from Vista.  I have read lots and follow what others have done on drivers installation.  Basically many voiced out to install the new drivers for:1. Multi-touch screen2. Active protection system3. ThinkVantage Access connections Nothing seems to help. The system was purchased July 2009 with 7448CTO on it and never knows if this function is working or not.  It should be there.    How do I know if I have the screen rotate sensor built-in?  Any pointers here?  Thanks a lot!! Milliken

Answer:X200 tablet active screen-rotate function

i need an answer on this as well.

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my computer will not boot up right it is always in safe mode no matter what and my cd rom will not work it says device failier please help

Answer:computer stuck in safe mode and cdrom wont work

While you're in safe mode, go to device manager and remove any exact duplicates of anything there.Restart and see if you're in normal mode.
Device manager = my computer/control panel/system/device manager

It may help to know your version of Windows, if the above doesn't help.

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Hi All
Brand new Dell XPS 13 9365 Wont Auto-Rotate - the sales director is not impressed.
The "Allow to Auto-Rotate" button is greyed out.
Any suggestions?


Answer:Dell XPS 13 9365 Wont Auto-Rotate

Does that XPS 13-9365 have the Intel graphics driver Version, A04 installed? Check in the Device Manager.

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I stupidly downloaded a file from Limewire which was suppose to be software for covertining music files. It never worked and since my computer has got worse and worse!

(note i am even having to use a different computer to use this forum)

Norton, aol and windows antivirus fail to find and destroy any viruses and all crash after so long of scanning. AOL spyware protection keeps blocking files called Virtumonde BY AND Virtumonde K, but will not let me delete them.

When connected to internet, no matter what web address i put in it always goes to the same webpage. Some kind of spyware i imagine. When disconnected something keeps trying to connect.

Other symtoms are -

computer crashes randomly.
computer restarts itself randomly
When i click on help and support it wont open and trys to connect to the internet.
when shutting down, the end task msg for - rundll32.exe appears
Safe mode does not work and simply wont start.
When windows starts and the screen to put in your password appears, i do so and press enter, then it flashes and goes back to that screen so i have to put it in again.
When windows loads up errors appear -
hpqthb08.exe application error
pchnotify.exe application error

Half of the system memory is always in use, even tho i have no software open (commit charge: 488M / 1248M)

HP PC SYSTEM RECOVERY seams like the best think to do (already on my computer) and just completely reset my computer back to factory settings but this just restarts windows and does nothing... Read more

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I am having prioblems recording/playing back with my camcorder... i have a JVC GR-DVL-9000, and my problem is i cannot playback my tapes that i record on this or any other mini dv camcorder. it records the date and time, but unlike most other threads when i have researched this problem, i get no picture when i fast forwarrd or rewind. i have bought a playhead cleaning tape and ran it twice to no avail.

Answer:Mini DV Camcorder wont playback. cleaned heads still wont work.

Is this on the PC, or the Camcorder, that you cannot see the video.

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I installed Windows 8 enterprise eval x64 as a windows to go setup.  Everything works fine except when I goto the store to download an app I get the "your purchase could not be completed" error.  When I try to check for updates it fails with
code 80070057, when I try to use the trouble shooting program i get the same error as the updates.  I'm running as an admin with my Microsoft account, I have tried a local account.  I have been searching all day.Like electronic music?

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For some reason, my logon background image isnt showing up anymore, and when I try to change back to the way I had done it, regedit wont run, I've searched the forums for an answer, with no luck. And when I go to click grant admin full control, it brings up an open with menu, so I need a command script to grant admin to certain files again.

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Please help, and thanks. And no, I dont have any viruses or malware, I take good care of my computer.

Answer:Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work

Hello ElliottGenocide

Firstly do you have a system restore point available from before these problems occurred - System Restore
Can you remember what it was you changed in the registry.
Have a look through this,it has a copy of the default background and an application to change the logon background without having to touch the registry - Log On Screen - Change
I would also run this - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker see if that helps.


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I have recently taken out my 128 mb SD ram chip and put it back in and now I cant get my moniter to display anuthing and my keyboard and mouse dont work...I do get three beeps but it takes like three minutes for them to sound.

Answer:My monitor wont display/my keyboard and mouse wont work...

Without more details about your motherboard, it sounds like your memory is not seated properly, or you damaged it when you took it out.

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Hello All

Please Help if you can. I have an amilo L/T l series 512mb, it had xp sp2 on it. Someone was using my laptop and ignored 4 trojans and although i could go into safe mode, this has also stopped working. So far these are the problems I am having, no partition found, xp recovery disk will start but fail after first step, cant repair and cant go futher with installation. I am a relative novice and laptop is out of warranty. I dont have a floppy drive and how do i access dos to run chkdsk??? Please any help will be appreciated


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Hi first time poster

Full specs: MSI Z68a-GD80 i5 2500k Gtx680 Asus Hitachi Deskstar 1tb (boot) KingstonSSD120gb (games)

So last night I shrunk my HDD partition by 100gb, intending to dual boot W8. Never got round to installing it, but when I turned on my PC tjis morning it won't boot. It shows the manufacturer logo then goes to a black.screen with a blinking underscore

I decided to try putting in my W7 disk in to repair, but it starts loading windows filesthen givesme an error about not bring able to communicate with a device.0xc0000009 I think. I thought my HDD might be the issue, but it does it also when my HDD is unplugged and just my SSDpluggedin

Worried my PC is bricked at this point cause I can't boot or repair from disk. Advice appreciated!

Answer:Need Help. W7 wont boot after resizing partition. Recovery wont work.

Try a linux boot disc and see if you can change the partition size a tiny bit with that. Gparted is your best bet:

GParted -- Download

If you can, that may fix the error.

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All of a sudden, I turn on my lap top (lenovo idea pad flex 10) and it takes forever to Load, then says windows 8 wont boot or something.
Takes me to a blue screen and I tries to system restore but that also won't load and go through. Help please?
I went to advanced options and pulled up the box you type **** in butI don't know what to put km it to make windows boot!

Answer:windows 8 wont boot and system restore wont work

You need to be much more specific about what your problem is. I can't tell at all from your post what's really happening, and neither will anybody else. What exactly happens? What exact messages do you get? What "advanced options" are you talking about? Also, it appears this site's profanity filter has blocked something in your post. Using such language is not helpful.

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So I just re-installed my Windows 7 and re-formatted my disk after getting the virus Win32:Sality. However, after I installed my graphics drivers and restarted my computer, the taskbar and icons wouldn't show. I can see my cursor and can move it. I can right click and get options as well. If I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, the screen just goes black. I can still see and move my cursor. This happened after I installed my graphics drivers.

EDIT: Safe mode works fine.

Answer:Taskbar and icons wont show up. Ctrl+Alt+Del wont work

Did you install the motherboard drivers first?

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not sure if im in the right place
but computer wont do anything but load up with options to do system repair or whatever its called but it says it cant fix the problem i dont have disc for it or any pw's im on a reg user account it wont load in safe mode but by doing different things i have access to do various things but not sure what or how to lol i had issues before and got them fixed by using sites similar to this any help is appreciated

Answer:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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The last two weeks I have had problems with my work computer. I basically can not open most web sites, or they will opwn painfully slow.
I also can not use any web serch engines, like google or yahoo. They all eventually time out when performing a search.

We use Trend Micro as our anti virus software, and I know most here in the office all have the same worm called:
Trend Micro is currently putting the infected files in quarantine. I'm the only one with the above problem though.

I do use Advanced Windows Care to keep my computer running clean.

Two weeks ago, when I first had this problem, I got a new IP address from our IT administrator, and my computer worked fine for a few days, before turning to its old ways.

Not sure if this is malware, a network problem or what. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Search engines wont work/web pages wont open

It seems that no browser will work. I've tried IE8, Safari and Chrome.
It often loads the banners on a website, but the rest (the main part) loads really really slowly.

Could it be something to do with active x or java script having difficulty loading?


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Im on XP.On my log on and the misses we can get to hotmail but when we try and open mail it trys to load but the comes up with page cannot be displayed errors.We can go into Ebay but when we try to go to My Ebay it comes up with the error again.I had it a couple of months a go and cant remember what i did. I think i downloaded latest msn 6.0.Please help!! ;)

Answer:Hotmail wont open emails, Ebay wont work


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for almost a year my computer has not allowed me to open anything without choosing wat application i want to open it with. i have to right click and choose run in order to get anything to open. Now i tried to download itunes and when i tried to run it it said the application was not found. Does anybody know whats wrong??

Answer:Solved: files wont open and downloads wont work

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.

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Me and my nephew wanted to lan play a couple of games. The first time every thing went smoothly. Both computers communicated fine how ever after that they now refuse to communicate. When I try to test the access it now stats on both that we don't have admin permission. I tride every thing I could think of. Updateing drivers, changeing network setings but nothing works. We both have windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Mine is a desktop, his is a laptop. While connected to the network we both have internet just the computers wont comunicate. What am I missing. I have even manually put in the ip, subnet mask and ports manualy.

How do I fix this. I'm at the point were I'm going to rip my hear out. Please help.

Answer:Lan wont work Compters wont give permision no matter what

Have you checked your firewalls as well as your Anti-virus settings?

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I need to find a way to cause the display to rotate into portrait orientation automatically when the screen is flipped from notebook to tablet mode.

The trick is, I need to do this WITHOUT running Dell's "Control Point" utility.

The reason: DCP also spits out annoying popups saying that the battery is charging normally, however, you may need to replace it soon. "Soon" being the halfway point from "brand new" to "really need to replace it". In other words, there's still plenty of time.

Dell says the users can just ignore it until the message changes to "Your battery life is decreasing..." (at 50% life). Not helpful.

I found that DCP was responsible for generating the popups and shut it off. Unfortunately, it also stopped the auto-rotate feature.

SO, what I need to figure out is how to stop DCP from spitting out the popups. "It will be fixed in the next release." Says Dell.

OR I need to find some utility/setting/whatever that will turn the auto-rotate feature back on, without having to have DCP running all the time.

These are vista machines, BTW.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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I have an X220 Tablet which I upgraded to Windows 8 x64.  Most functions are working, but when in tablet mode, the back of the LCD panel is rubbing against the TrackPoint causing unintentional cursor movement.  This issue and similar issues have been reported in the threads below.  I have tried all of the suggested fixes, but have not been able to resolve the issue. I am running ThinkPad UltraNav Driver and ThinkVantage Active Protection System  I have installed the ThinkPad Tablet Button Driver 2 for Windows 8 (x64) 1.06 and ThinkPad Tablet Shortcut Menu 6.33.  The TSMResident process and TSMService service are running.  I have also tried the suggested mechanical fix of replacing the trackpoint with the lower profile older style eraserhead, but this did not help.  The rubber feet and tabs that make contact with the LCD panel are fully intact.  I also attempted to install the Windows 7 Multitouch Driver... Read more

Answer:X220 TrackPoint Wandering in Tablet Mode (Windows 8)

Hi, diglett
There is another driver you could try using and see if it helps. Here you will find the latest version of the Synaptics driver. Synaptics is the company that also makes the UltraNav driver. The driver is the base Synaptics driver, but it should have most, if not all, of the functionality of the UltraNav driver. You can find the driver here.
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes

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Answer:My pc wont boot up even the safe mode wont

Turn off CAPS LOCK please - it's shouting.This isn't a security issue, it's probably a software fault with XP. You need to reboot, keep tapping F8 until you get the extended safe mode menu, and select the option to 'disable automatic restart on system failure' - this should let you see at what point the boot-up is failing. Note down the message you see and post back."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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Hi there.

If you are experimenting with Tablet and desktop mode the mechanics are a bit convoluted.
First I'd apply Brink's tutorial which allows you to toggle to and from start menu or start screen mode without re-booting. He's fixed it for build 9926 too.

Now to get INTO tablet node from desktop - open the Notifications icon (why notifications Ms - that's CRAZY !!!!) and choose tablet mode.

Note to STAY in tablet mode set the system to use the start screen as per Brink's convenient toggle function. Otherwise you'll get metro apps windowed.

To switch BACK again you now have to go into PC settings - there's a switch - set tablet mode to OFF. Why the tablet mode couldn't have a simple on off switch from the SAME place is beyond me.

While this works at a TECHNICAL level Ms need to bring some "ergonomics" into their design -- this is one of the most convoluted means of achieving what should be an easy simple switch that I've ever encountered. Ms while testing get some REAL HUMANS involved not so much as to test the technical part of the build but just for easy USEABILITY. !!!


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Just got a x220 tablet.   In the press releases I keep seeing this "Never Lost Pen" technology that's suppose to give you audible alert when you walk away from your stylus.    I've tested it and don't hear anything.   I've looked around for a configuration screen for it and I don't see one. Does it work for anyone?   Anything I have to do to configure it?


Go to Solution.

Answer:x220 Tablet - "Never Lost Pen" how does it work?

Is there really such a feature? This is the first time I heard of it.

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Hello everyone I'm new here, I've had my B570 for over a year now with no problems what so ever, until last night my computer completely  froze and I was forced to power it down using the power button. I powered it back up and an error came on. It' said it was an unexpected error I/O error and it said something about a usb not being unplugged right, but a usb was never plugged into my laptop. So I was trying different boot options but none were working , I tried pressing f8 to do a safe reboot but f8 was not working. So I tried doing a factory reset by pressing f11 and nothing happened, I even tried plugging in a usb keyboard and once again nothing happened. Than I tried using the recovery key when the computer was turned off and it started up but it just would go straight to the error message. Anyone have any advice?

Answer:B570 wont boot recovery key and f11 wont work.

Hi mrhoppp,
Thank you for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
I?d like to ask you to turn off the machine and then turn on and during the boot please keep pressing on F2 to enter BIOS (setup utility) and then please make sure that the Hard Disk Drive is detected and then press on F9 to get the BIOS to default settings and then press on F10 to save and Exit,
After that please try the recovery one more time by connecting the charger and the battery and then press on the OKR recovery button and then select one key recovery if the error didn?t come up again with you and then restore from initial backup.
Hope the information helps. Let us know.


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hi there, im getting a message saying windows cannot boot due to \windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing. i have tried booting from the cd but with my laptop being a dell inspiron the cd drive wont work!! i can't access windows at all have tried through safe mode etc etc but cant get past this message. i was just wondering if anyone knew another way to try and boot the dell. i have access to another laptop, external harddrive and an installation disc for xp but dont know how to put the four together to get the results i want. if somebody knows a way of doing it i would be grateful if you could explain it in small simple steps lol. im a mechanic and usually if it doesnt work then out comes the hammer!!!

Answer:windows wont boot cd/dvd drive wont work sure how MS expect you to dowload the guided help if the machine won't boot but there is a convoluted manual method - good luck.I'm assuming you are using XP - don't you know?Ms Hulot's boat

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Hi, as in the thread title in a clean install of win 10 and the latest nvidia drivers, my monitor wont turn off after its been idle for X amount of minutes that I set in the power savings page and also the screensaver doesnt start after a set time either.

Does anyone else suffer from this problem and if so is their a fix for it ?

Thanks in advance for any help given as this bug is really annoying me.


Getting a little closer to solving it. I was noticing problems in device manager, when I was in DM and selected show hidden devices I noticed a pile of usb devices that said they werent plugged in ??? Anyway I decided to just unplug all usb devices except key board and mouse and bingo within a minute the monitor turns off, which was the time I had set the monitor to go off at, purely for testing purposes, once all other usb devices were unplgged the screen saver and monitor going idle now works, now herein lies the problem, I have a handful of usb wires in my hand and I dont know which one is to blame, maybe more than one is to blame, fuck knows but now atleast I have a start on how to fix this shit.

Answer:Monitor wont turn off and screensaver wont work on win 10

My Soundblaster card prevented sleep. Fixed it with this:

I also disabled my NIC from allowing it to wake up the computer as a failsafe.

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so this software form this website isnt working properly i get this error anyone know why?

it just shows up blank

here is the host site

Answer:This software wont work "Tablet Pressure Curve Tool"

Welcome to the forum,

Have you tried Run as Administrator

It states that it is "Alpha" software so I'm sure there are going to be bugs, you should let the developer know, it looks like he's got someplace to give feedback.

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it keeps getting stuck mid boot, it wont work in start up repair or safe mode. 
before this happened I got two bluescreens earlier in the day. 
I have gotten blue screens before but nothing were I couldn't boot my computer. 
Thank you in advance
last known good config won't work either. 

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Today when I turned my laptop to tablet mode, I did not see the button that helps to switch between apps. This button was located search button in bottom of the window, but I cant see it now. It was there before.
Did I change a setting mistakenly ?

PS: Right now I can switch between apps using alt + tab

Answer:Where is switching apps button in tablet mode ?

Welcome to the forum

Easiest way i see to get it back is turn off tablet mode, then long press on the toolbar to bring up the options and enable it, then turn tablet mode back on again

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My brand new yoga can suddenly start to switch between Tablet and PC mode when pc is set on the table. It goes totally bananas and stops if I  turn the pc a bit back and forth.  Anyone seen this before ? o/Borre

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hi there Clean install of Windows 10 on a yoga 2 11.6". I installed Yoga Picks from the store but that does nothing. When changing to either tent or tablet mode, the screen rotates correctly, but Windows does not switch to Tablet mode, with larger start menu etc. The Windows settings for tablet mode are set to ask when switching, but nothing happens. so, I have to manually click tablet mode from Action Centre. With Yoga Picks installed on Win8, it would notify you that it was in tent mode etc, so I guess the app does not work on Win10. Is it possible to have Windows automatically detect tablet mode on this device? Other than that, Windows 10 is great on this machine (with an SSD upgrade). Thanks

Answer:Lenovo yoga 2 11 not switching to tablet mode

Hello, The answer is yes, because the automatic detection is working on mine.In Parameters, Tablet Mode, the first tick box is on "Activated". The second option is set to "Memorize latest choice", and the third "Always ask when switching". The BIOS is of course up to date, and the latest drivers are installed.

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Hi all. I was watching a film on my laptop, when I decided to switch to the tablet mode. The picture to the film froze, I could see the pixels discoloured and the touchscreen did not respond when I used it. When I switched to the laptop mode, there was no mouse pointer and the computer froze. I have no idea what is wrong with the laptop, but I did make a topic about my laptop's problems before: did do a hard reset, but there is no real change. Now I bought this laptop at the beginning of Sep 2013, I am not sure if it is outside the warranty? Any ideas? I am from the UK btw.

Answer:Yoga 13 switching to tablet mode problem

Disable DPTF by uninstalling it.

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Today when I turned my laptop to tablet mode, I did not see the button that helps to switch between apps. This button was located search button in bottom of the window, but I cant see it now. It was there before.
Did I change a setting mistakenly ?

PS: Right now I can switch between apps using alt + tab

Answer:Where is switching apps button in tablet mode ?

Welcome to the forum

Easiest way i see to get it back is turn off tablet mode, then long press on the toolbar to bring up the options and enable it, then turn tablet mode back on again

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I have recently updated my Flex 2 to windows 10, before updating my lap switched to tablet mode when i fold but now it not working. i have installed lenovo transition 2.0 but still the same,

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