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Q: swapable bays on laptop

I have a Compaq presario 17XL360 notebook with swapable drives. I would like to get rid of my ME operating system for XP. The problem is I'm not sure if I can format the hard drive using the 3 ½ floppy drive then swap out the bay for the cd ROM drive and install XP’s operating system. Will the computer recognize the cd ROM without the operating system in it?

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This feels like a dumb question but Im not that experienced laptops. But here goes the question.
This laptop has the exchangable floppy and CD drives. You just swap them back and forth.
So how do you install Windows-98 using the Bootup disk and CD-Rom when trying to load the CD-Rom driver at the same time?
When you install using the option CD support it does not load the driver for the CD rom, so I can't use the CD when I swap drives...I know there must be a simple solution...

Thanks again....
 

A:How do I load Win-98 on a Dell Laptop with swapable drives?

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I would like to find out if my laptop has two hard drive bays. I intend to add an SSD to my HDD, I know there is the option of an SSHD but i havent seen any with the SSD compartment greater than 32GB, and i want one larger than that to keep my windows folder and games Model: Envy x360 15t-w100 SPECS:Intel core i7 - 5200u8gb RAM1TB HDDNvidia geforce 930m15.6"               

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I am picking a case up today and am wondering if any of you use this method to install hard drives. The case has a PCB board in the back of the hard drive cages. I have heard of this and know it could be handy for RAID but when these boards are present, is there a reason NOT to use them to run your hard drives? Is there any performance hit using them? Do many cases have these?

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...ndex=62&g=spec

A:Hot swapable PCB in case

Those guys make a nice case. My hope is that the PCB acts more as a conduit than its own device. Actually, I wish my CoolerMaster Cosmos had one, would make for simpler HDD install. As it is right now, both panels have to come off to install or remove an HDD...

I guess the big question is, how does it attach to the MB? Is it one SATA cable or one SATA cable per drive? If it's the former, I could see a possibility of a performance difference (though HDD's can't saturate a SATA-II interface). If it's the latter, any performance hit may be negligible.

Also, is the power distributed from a single power connector or are there 2-3? Some drives could have problems if there's too much draw on the power input.

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hopefully this is the right place to post this, since its more of a search than an actual problem:

Does anyone know of any harddrive docks/adapters/anything that can connect both ide and sata harddrives and is hotswappable? hopefully it has 2 docks/connectors to allow for both of my harddrives to run at the same time. im looking for something like this, but slightly cheaper and can connect ide as well. i probably havent looked hard enough, but i dont think newegg, frozencpu or tigerdirect has anything like what im describing. if it helps, i'll be connecting the harddrives to a laptop running windows 7

A:hot swapable hard drive dock

Unlikely you'll be able to find a dock for an IDE drive. If you're committed to using the IDE you should be able to find an IDE to SATA adapter -- but you'll also need a power source for the drive. For what this will cost it may be simply better to scrap the IDE drive and buy another SATA and use a two-drive dock like the one in the link you provided. Note: I don't know the specifics of that dock, but it may be preferable to find a dual docking station with two eSATA ports should you want to access each drive separately.

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Hi there guys, I know this might be in the wrong section but can someone tell me if my laptop has 2 HDD Bays and what the Maximum Ram the Motherboard can have?

Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Model: KTKAA (U2E1)
Version: PSAL6A-07F016

Cheers Guys.

Oh and one little thing. Can the GFX be upgraded?

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

A:2 HDD Bays? and max RAM?

From what I could find (its a discontinued model I think)

Max RAM is 8GB and the laptop only has 1 Hard drive. Graphics cards can not usually be upgraded in a laptop and if you find someone who is prepared to do it then it is likely to be expensive as the cards are generally soldered to the board

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which models have two hdd bays? (I mean 2 normal hdds and not a hdd and a ssd or swapping out the optical drive) I'm looking for a 17" screen model. thanks

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Hello, can anyone tell me if the Satellite S70-B-10Z has 2 hdd bays?

Thank you!

A:Re: Has Satellite S70-B-10Z 2 HDD bays?

Hi Andrei

Unfortunately, Satellite S70-B does not support 2nd HDD bay

Grettings

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I just got a Lenovo V330-15IKB (MPN 81AX00CBUK) I want to install a second SSD internally (not via DVD drive) but unsure what space / type of port is available as a 2nd bay. Anybody know if I can just whack a regular 2.5 SATA  in or do I need something else like M.2 NVMe etc? Don't want to buy the wrong drive. Spec is: i5-8250U, 8Gb, 256Gb 15.6" Thanks!

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I recently bought my first desktop computer after years of always having a laptop and I am pleased about the idea of expanding it. The computer I purchased is a decent machine (Gateway DX4710) and is not in need of pertinent upgrades to make it run any better. But it does have two expansion slots in the back (one is the wireless adaptor which I don't need anyway) and one expansion bay in the front. Having never added to a desktop computer before, what are some common uses of these extra expansion slots? What would be a good idea to use them for?
 

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Does the HP 17e119wm have 2 sata drive bays>>

A:Does the HP 17e119wm have 2 sata drive bays> >

Hi, It only has room for 1 HDD and only supports single HDD configuration as shown on the  Maintenance and Service Guide from the following link:      http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC-series/5401229/model/6761919/manuals Regards.

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Hello, I have a query about the 17-r107na (ENERGY STAR) My question regards the HDD Bays for this model. It is sold with 512GB, would it be possible to fit an extra 2,5" HDD, Without removing either the SSD or the optical drive? Many Thanks

A:17-r107na (ENERGY STAR) HDD Bays

See the Service Manual here: Manual Pages 34 and 51 show the hard drive and mSSD, respectively. There is a single 2.5 inch drive bay available.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Can anyone give me any pointers on how to get my 5.25 hard drives into the two top 5.2 bays of the HP 440 Chassis? I can't a seem to fit them around the CPU fan from the inside and the front plates don't seems to pop out easily. Is there a trick i am missing? Thanks for any help. mosea

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I have disconnected the SATA plugs and the only thing stopping me from pulling the bay right out is the wiring to the fan (which sits just behind the grill). Can anyone advise me as to how to get the fan off without pulling the black & red wires away - they disappear into the mechanism somehow - so that I can pull the bays out completely? The wiring is anchored inside the case before it gets to the M/B, so pulling the plug from the M/B wouldn't help either.

Screenshots:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/martinlest/1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/martinlest/2.jpg


Thanks.

A:Antec 900 Case - anyone know how to remove the HDD bays?

There is a groove in the mounting region that has tabs holding the fan cables in place. You can pry them up and that will free up the wiring so you can unscrew the fan from the mount and remove it completely.

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Can anyone give me any pointers on how to get my 5.25 hard drives into the two top 5.2 bays of the HP 440 Chassis? I can't a seem to fit them around the CPU fan from the inside and the front plates don't seems to pop out easily. Is there a trick i am missing? Thanks for any help. mosea

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I figure raptors run hot, and right now I'm running this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025

Basically, I have too many hard drive, and cant use the middle bays because of my 8800GTX extending out too far.

so, i can get this Thermaltake icage hard drive mounting system for $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999141

Or

I can get 3 of these for about $10 after tax, micro center is right by me, and only 3% tax.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0223371

is the icage worth it?
Right now I'm running a WD6400AAKS by itself, with the 3 raptors installed, and nothing on them yet.

My goal is to have the 3 x 36GB Raptors in RAID 0, and then 2 x WD6400AAKS Drives in RAID 0, and then an External eSATA 1TB Drive for backup. My DVD RW is a SATA Drive.

I would have the 1TB drive as an internal, except that my DVD RW is a SATA drive, and my 680i only has 6 SATA Ports. plus I can take the drive places with me, which could work out well anyways in the end.

I am going to have to end up buying an e SATA PCI Express card as well, i'll talk about that later
 

A:Getting my 3 x 36GB Raptors into 5.25" bays

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How many drives can be installed and where are they located in this work station?

A:storage bays and hard drives

Hi tinkerstoys, According to the document quickspecs:http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04834941.pdf?ver=9 "Four (4) dedicated drive slots, two (2) M.2 slots, and two (2) 2.5?drive bays." I hope that helps !Can I ask you a favor ?If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !I´m a volunteer in the HP Forum !

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My case has these two expansion ports in front, hidden behind removable plastic covers. There's metal grating over it (as you should be able to see below) but it looks like that could be snapped off really easily with a pair of pliers.

Here's a picture:
So, my question is, what can I put in these expansion ports? It looks like Zip drives and front-mounted USB ports would be too large. The only thing I can think of would be extra floppy drives, and who needs that in this day in age?
 

A:Solved: Mini Expansion Bays

these would also fit hdd's. Which is really what they are designed for. You can get 3 1/2" cards to go in them as well, such as front mounted usb, sound card outputs, etc. which is why they have the removeable metal and plastic covers. Yes if you wanted to, you could put a floppy drive in there as well
 

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Hello all.  I'm considering getting a ThinkPad T61 & the tech specs I've read on a few sites don't answer a few questions:1) Is an adapter required before being able to connect a drive to the 2nd drive bay inside?2)  Is the 2nd drive bay inside, IDE or SATA?  Or is there a dual connector adapter for being able to connect either type?  I have both types of 2-1/2" laptop drives and want to put a 2nd drive inside so am curious about which type the 2nd drive bay is.3)  Is the 1st drive bay, SATA or IDE?4)  Besides WinXP or Win7 or whichever "modern" version of Windows I'll end up using, I also have need of using DOS 6.22 & Win 3.11 and so will need to use MSCDEX.EXE for the CD/DVD drive.  So my question is, is it in the BIOS to enable Legacy Support for the CD/DVD drive so that an IDE driver will recognize it?  I've tried a couple of drivers on another SATA laptop that say they support/recognize SATA but they've failed so I don't even consider them a possibility anymore.  I need for the T61's DVD/CD drive to be recognized by MSCDEX which means either IDE or Legacy Support (and this other laptop I've tested the SATA drivers on doesn't have a Legacy Support option in the BIOS).5) What is the video refresh rate of the T61's own screen?  I've read info that an external monitor can easily get 75 Hz and 85 (or higher I think I suppose), but my curiosity is the laptop's own screen.  Is 75 or 85, or higher, in the list of ref... Read more

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Hi,i'm searching for a notebook with 2 HDD slot, an Intel i7 cpu and at least 8GB DDR3 RAM....anyone knows some laptop with these features???? Thanks

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I have purchased several SSD drives that I am cloning to upgarde current systems. I am using a USB 3.0 Drive enclosure that recognizes standard SATA drives but not the SSD. When I attach the same enclosure on a Windows 7 machine it sees the drive right away and assigns it a drive letter. The SSD does not appear in disk management either on Windows 10.

Thoughts?

A:Windows 10 Not Recognizing SSD's When In External Drive Bays

Originally Posted by sentryknight


I have purchased several SSD drives that I am cloning to upgarde current systems. I am using a USB 3.0 Drive enclosure that recognizes standard SATA drives but not the SSD. When I attach the same enclosure on a Windows 7 machine it sees the drive right away and assigns it a drive letter. The SSD does not appear in disk management either on Windows 10.

Thoughts?



I have 2 win 10 systems. No usb 3.0 drive one Tb or larger can be recognized. Not even through Paragon Drive Manager software which on other windows systems can see drives windows does not. Driver are fine my NAS usb 3.0 ports. Seen some hit and miss solutions but none work for me.

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Hi, I'm trying to add drives to the M800/M900 SFF (10FX, 10FY) and need the FRU's for the bays. It is not clear in the FRU list what to choose.Can anyone clarify for me:Optional 2,5" bay (under the 3,5" bay) for 2nd drive2,5" plastic tray (the blue one)3,5" bay in the 5,25" slot I guess this is the 3,5" tray (blue one): 00XD462 Thanks.  




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ok, I have a few questions. First I bought a dvd burner, while installing it I switched it to master. And switched my dvd rom drive to slave. What drive do I want to go along with the dvd burner, my cd burner or the other dvd rom drive? And how come I have three bays and I'm only able to hook 2 drives up, is there some kind of splitter, or would I have to disconnect the floppy drive and use that ide connection? I'm using winXP home.

Sorry if this is confusing?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:DVD burner-DVD ROM-CD Burner-CD ROM and only 3 bays???

okok

firstly... you have the IDE that connects to your floppy, that's primarily for FLOPPY...

the primary IDE can have any OPTICAL (cdrom,DVD-rom, whatever...) or HARDDISK combination connected, also the secondary IDE can have the same combinations...you should have two(2) IDE cables or four(4) IDE connectors.. now assuming you have only one harddrive, you can connect another optical to the IDE cable the harddisk is connected to, so there you have three opticals to fill your bays and one harddrive to store your info:slurp:

(Also, when using a harddisk and optical combination, the harddisk should always be connected to the IDE0 "master" connector and the optical should be on the secondary "slave" connector)
so illustrated, it'll look like...

IDE0-----Harddisk---Optical


IDE1-----Optical----Optical


Now possibility #2...

you should check your mobo for a Serial ATA port.. you can use these to connect drives also, SATA is faster, btw..
good luck, my friend
 

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I just bought 2 brand new laptops, both running Windows 7 Home Premium, both connected via a wireless router. Laptop A is an HP, Dads (mine). Laptop B is a Compaq, sons. Was having trouble getting either one to see each other on the homegroup network. Verified I have ipv6 enabled. Read to turn off firewalls. That seemed to work for mine, laptop A, but my sons, laptop B, still will not see mine. But I see his.

I have ran the troubleshooter on sons, laptop B, and it doesn't detect any problems. Is there anything else I should try? I have left the Homegroup and rejoined on both laptops. Thats when mine (laptop A) started seeing sons (laptop B). But doesn't work when I leave and rejoin on sons.

Why does it have to be so frustrating? Any help or info would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you. DadsComputer (Laptop A)

A:Laptop A sees laptop B on the Homegroup, Laptop B will not find A

Seems to have fixed problem itself. Love when that happens.

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To get instant help for dell support call @ 877-773-3202 toll free, we provide the best hp laptop customer support and dell customer service in over the world. our official number is available 24*7 hours and give best dell laptop help and dell laptop services to our highly qualified and certified technicians. To get instant help for your laptops and computers please contact us immediately without spending precious time.We give all service and support absolutely free of cost.
Top Best way to Secure your laptops and computers platform like Window's 7,8,8.1,and window's 10 operating system, Mac operating system, Vista, Linux, Ubuntu and any other operating system which you used and have number of problems related to your gadget. some major problems are faced more user's like
slow laptop and computer
internet speed
The laptop and computer restarting continuously
Automatic Pop'ups generate while your surfing on internet.
The printer would not properly work and not connected to your mobile, laptop, computer WiFi or LAN.
Attached Email would not open normally
Not open or run any program into your laptop and computer.If you can't understood these above and any other problems then instant call our laptop and computer customer toll free number +1 877-773-3202 at anytime and anywhere. We have good certified technicians team which always ready to solve their customer problems.

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Debasmita from LENOVO threatening me that she will see how my issue will get resolved if I don?t listen to her. Lencare ID# C180312002 || S/N# PF0VK59K || SO# 7008546861 I purchased my laptop four months? back and on March 7th I registered a complain of Laptop Screen is dead and if I connect to HDMI port to another screen it works. The engineer visited to my place on 10th March and replaced the display screen, while opening the laptop the screen packing was loosen up even after my request the engineer kept saying nothing will happen to the new gaps which were formed after display screen replacement. After few hours of service, the screen started flickering again and got completely dim, now the display works sometimes and sometimes it won?t.I register the complaint again on display screen, they sent an engineer after two days and opened the laptop again to check the same display issue, engineer not only opened display Screen but also back panel of the laptop.The display screen issue he confirmed the display will need to replace with one cable and Basel, total three parts. He took pictures of screen frame gap and noted the same in service slip that the laptop packing is gone off and will require new packing. After he went off I observed that now my laptop?s touch pad light has switched off completely.There was only one issue with display but LENOVO service support has introduced few more issues now 1-  DISPLAY ISSUE was introduced - Reason (Auto... Read more

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Dell Inspiron 15-5555 laptop screen brightness is low.almost like screen is black, but we can see the dell logo and windows signing in.What can be the issue?Since the display is touchscreen is there any inverter that can be replaced or the entire LED screen needs to be replaced? What are the steps to diagnose the issue?

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I recently purchased an ASUS A555DG-EHFX to take over for my wife's Win7 ASUS K50IJ-BBZ5 (both are 64-bit).

Obviously getting Windows 10 up and running out of the box was a breeze. Configuring WLAN connectivity was also easy, even though I have a hidden SSID and access control on devices on the router. Even getting Office up and running was fine - just uninstalled from the old computer, downloaded an installer file from Microsoft, using the product key, and that was fine.

The one hiccup has been getting my files and configuration settings (such as browser history and passwords and cookies) from the old computer to the new.

I have read that one can run Windows Easy Transfer on a Win7 machine, which I did (to an external HD), then copy the migwiz and migration folders from the system32 subfolder of the Win7 machine, to somewhere on the new machine, and run the migwiz.exe program from the migwiz folder.

This appeared to "know what it was doing" - it identified the user profiles captured in the transfer data, and allowed me to select which ones to transfer.

But when the process completed, I can't find any of the files from the Win7 laptop, and I can't see any of the profiles and configurations - the files themselves, or evidence that the computer is accessing them.

Also, the old laptop had a C/D HD partition, as does this, and it was pretty much program files on C and data (.docx and .xlsx files, etc.) on the D partition.

After running migwiz, the new computer ... Read more

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Since i bought a new laptop E7270, is it allowed to use my power adaptor my old Dell E6420 also for the new one?   If so i can use one adaptor at home and another in office and dont need to carry the power adaptor always.
Will this impact the battery performance of the new laptop?

A:If it is possible to use the power adapter of E6420 for my new laptop E7270? Will it impact the battery of the new laptop?

If the connector fits (it may not - the older systems use a much larger barrel connector than many of the new ones), AND the power (wattage) is equal or greater, yes.

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This laptop in question was purchased through QVC for my grandmother to replace her old, beaten-up Inspiron 1545. However, this laptop has been proving to be more sluggish than this predecesor. It's even more sluggish than my Precision M60 from 2004! The CPU and graphics have been causing the most issues on this laptop. I ran a Linux benchmark test on it, and where it failed miserably is the raytrace test, taking 244.17 seconds, whereas a PowerPC at 280 MHz would have taken 161.31 seconds. Inexcusable!
What can I do to resolve this performance issue? I went through Setup (which takes 2 seconds to draw) but could not find an option for anything that may contribute to performance other than what I have set now, so I'm at a loss. i3-6100U

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Basically i have a Lenovo ThinkPad L530 laptop.

I've created the recovery DVDs, but unbeknown to me at the time - you're only allowed to create one set. What i'd like is to put this onto a USB stick.

Currently i have:

DVD #1 - Boot Media: (312mb)

The boot DVD containing "BOOT" folder, BootMgr file which is quite small & Winre.Wim at about 300mb.

DVD #2 - Data DVD #1: (4.03GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder & Autorun file

DVD #3 - Data DVD #2: (3.87GB)

factory recovery folder & recovery folder (NO autorun file)

DVD #4 - Data DVD #3: (3.04GB)

factory recovery folder, recovery folder, LenovoQDrive file, qdrive icon file.
My USB stick is 16GB capacity.

So basically i'd like to make the USB stick the recovery media. I can't do this from the laptop as Lenovo only let you create one ......... so how can i do this? Can i do this would be the first question & if so - how?

A:Creating Lenovo Laptop Recovery media from DVDs. Laptop wont let me do

Hi Nelly I also have an Lenovo its a different model than yous is but I can make as many copies of the recovery discs
as I want . You could make a systems image which would be a lot better than the recovery discs as with them you will always have the bloated software that comes with Lenovo models saying that you would need a lot more space than your 16gb usb drive .

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Hello all - first time poster on this forum.

I have a bust up fairly old Intel Celeron 600mhz laptop which could do with a new case/shell (not a bag, it needs the equivalent of a new desktop tower) but I don't know where to find one. I believe this is just a clone of similar laptops made around the same time and the model number is 6133. I was wondering if anybody knew somewhere I could purchase replacement shells/cases and if they stocked a case for this computer.

Everything on the laptop works fine except for a dodgy monitor cable (which would be fixed by moving everything into the new shell) so I don't intend to sell it for parts. I'm also quite experienced in fiddling with computers (my dad's a PC engineer so I've picked up quite a bit from him) and he is willing to help me get this laptop into tip top condition again.

I was also wondering if it would be possible to upgrade the motherboard and processor. At the moment it's a 600mhz intel celeron but I'd rather go with an AMD athlon of some sort as I believe them to be generally better. If anybody knows where I can purchase laptop motherboards to fit certain needs any help there would be gladly appreciated (am looking for a socket A motherboard). If the upgrade to Athlon is not possible I would like to know what the upgradability of my current motherboard is - I shall be looking inside the laptop within the next few days and can probably provide a number for it.

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A:(Laptop) Model number 6133 AJP laptop - new case/processor needed

Howdy and welcome to the Forum.

Have you contacted the Manufacturer regarding replacement parts? That's where I would start.

BUT to be honest, although you do not give all the specs of the PC, I'd be willing to bet that you could replace the whole thing with a new laptop cheaper than replacing parts like case, MOBO, Processor, RAM, and HD !!!

So unless there is some "sentimental value", like the case broke stopping a bullet shot at you by terrorists...I'd shop for a new unit.
 

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i recently bought a used toshiba sattelite laptop while out of town - got it back home and found that its password protected, o.s. is windows xp home, how do i get around this ?
 

A:i recently bought a used toshiba sattelite laptop - help... password protected laptop

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I have a PC and a laptop, both Win 7 Pro 64bit. I can create homegroup from both PC and laptop and can be successfully connected, and the laptop can always access to the PC shared libraries, regardless of whether the PC or laptop creates the homegroup, HOWEVER, the PC always cannot access to the laptop's shared libraries.

The printer is connected to the PC through USB, and the laptop can used the printer through homegroup to print, regardless whether PC or laptop creates the homegroup.

I used kaspersky internet security 2010 for both laptop and PC, and with Windows firewall enabled. I tried to disable Windows firewall on both PC and laptop, then try to access the laptop shared libraries but to no success.

I have read some threads, but not so similar to my issue.

PLEASE HELP ME in this issue!!

I tried ping to the laptop's IP address or name, but it comes with the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>ping 192.168.1.69
Pinging 192.168.1.69 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.69:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
C:\Users\user>

My NBTSTAT -n , and ipconfig /all are as followed (generated from the PC):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\user>NBTSTAT -n
Local Area Connection 2:
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A:Solved: PC can't access shared library files in Laptop through Homegroup, but laptop

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First one i wanna say about i am not only one persone who have this problem on windows 10 with lates updates.
communities.intel.com/.../119093
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/intel-nvidia-laptop-freeze-problem/93e7004a-62b1-4211-8e37-4c136608865e?tm=1509222059465
Hey guys.
I did buy new laptop Problem Dell Alienware 17 r4 gtx 1070 i7 7700hq and i get this problem.My Windows 10 pro 64 bit with lates updates is Freeze when i do check battery status etc....

i did make video with my problem.

www.youtube.com/watch

for now is not solution with out using this program github.com/.../TrayPwrD3

Please slove it.

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Hi,
I have recently purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop with wifi support that is inbuilt or onboard. I already have a Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard at my home with ram 2 gb, 9800 gtx card and a quad core processor. Now, I connect this pc with a broadband connection at home running 1mbps speed. This motherboard also has a wifi onboard connection. What I am trying to do is setup this wifi connection so that my laptop can also connect to the internet wirelessly. For this I have installed the wifi driver of Asus (something called Asus WiFi-AP @n software) and configured it with giving it a proper connection name and a password. I have successfully done all the wifi network setup wizard on the pc and it is working well. Now the problem is that, my laptop is able to find this wifi connection but after sometime it gives an error saying to troubleshoot network connection and the wifi network disappears from the laptop and again i have to search for this wifi network and the cycle continues. Similarly, when I am trying to connect my Nokia e90 mobile phone with the pc via wifi, my phone is able to pickup the wifi connection and sometimes it is able to connect to the internet and I am also able to browse different websites but sometimes it gives me a gateway time out error. So, can anyone tell me how can i connect my sony vaio laptop to the internet wirelessly by using the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n connection? Also if possible, then please let me know how to connect my phone as well, which i... Read more

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Hi All I am in need of assistance.
I have a new Dell 17r inspiron laptop that only has hdmi output. 
I have projectors that connect with VGA port only. 
I purchased hdmi to vga adapters and when I connect to the laptop the image will jump from the laptop to the projector and jump back to the laptop and it will continue to do this over and over. 
There are no error messages. on either. These are working projectors. These are new hdmi/vga adapters.
I have tried to change resolution to lower settings and I have tried to lower refresh rates. The projector can support all of what resolutions the laptop has for settings thus the image does show for a second on the projector. These are smartboard/projector 600 series. I have also tried swapping our the adapters that didn't work either. I have also tried making the resolution settings shutting down laptop , connect the hdmi/vga adapter and turn the laptop back on and the issue is still the same. I can't find any posts/forums on this issue to date. 

Thanks,
C0v3r

A:HDMI to VGA adapter connected to laptop to a project image jumps from laptop to projector and back and forth

C0v3r,
I am not aware of any issues with the 17r using external monitors.   I would suggest trying to narrow down the problem and go from there.   I certainly understand that you may not have all the devices present but if you do I would try to verify if this is problem with HDMI on the notebook, a problem with the adapters, or the monitors.
Basic steps, try running the notebook under power saving or high performance in the Nvidia control panel. The system is  an optimus and it would be interesting to find if the problem only occurs with the integrated Intel GPU (power saving) or the Nvidia GPU (high performance).  If you aren't familiar with configuring Optimus the following document may help.
Uninstall and reinstall video drivers.  Download the latest Intel and Nvidia video drivers for your model of notebook from support.dell.com. Download the drivers and save them to the desktop, please don't install them yet.  Uninstall the Intel and Nvidia driver and software from the system and reboot.  Now install the drivers, with the Intel driver first, followed by the Nvidia driver.
If possible connect the notebook to a HDMI monitor, something that doesn't require the use of any adapters and see if the problem continues.  Verify if the HDMI ports is working at all on the notebook.
If it looks like video is working fine on the notebook, and HDMI works well. Test the HDMI to VGA adapters.  If possible try them on ... Read more

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Mod's Edit: Google translated Subject line from Turkish to English for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!
 

A:LENOVO IDEAPAD N SERIES LAPTOP HANDBOOK (LENOVA Ä°DEAPAD N SERÄ°SÄ° LAPTOP KASAYA Ä°HTÄ°YACIM VAR)

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Please post your model number (Example N200) as it will assist those responding in assisting you.
 
Some N series models such at the N100, N200, etc, have had their downloads for manuals and drivers moved to the Lenovo End of Life, Legacy, download website which can be found here.....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html

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Hi..

I hope someone can help...

I have a SONY VAIO PCG-GRT170 that is 4 and a half years old....the display has stopped displaying.....

Wehn I plug in an external VGA monitor, I can see everything on the monitor.

I did the Function F5 kek, I did the WIndows Logo and D key to refresh the laptop monito to no avial.

It just automnatically stopped displaying last night. I shut it down, and reboooted and still nothing.

Id the screen on the laptop shot? If so, it is repariable or am I out of luck?

Thank you all for your help.
 

A:Laptop Display not working on laptop, butg it does work on old monitor

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My wifi connections goes off and on on my Hp laptop several times in an hours time. It stays off sometimes for two minutes and sometimes for 10 or more minutes. My other laptop and phone stay connected to the wifi. What do I need to do. I found this site thru anther forum and I went to their link they had in the forum and it took me to the InSSider Page of this site. I clicked on the download link for WIndows and it downloaded and installed on my computer and then just went back to that same page. I thought it was suppose to run a scan (analyzer) on my computer? So where and what do I need to do for it to run a scan on my computer to check the channels being used and possible interference with my wifi? Or if there is something else that I need to do to fix my wifi connection issue? Thanks in advance!!!
 

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Hi,

I bought a new laptop - HP Compaq Presario, Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (2.1 GHz), 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce G 103M with 512 MB DDR2 dedicated graphics memory. After a week, i got the firs blue screen error after which it couldn't boot [i couldn't even get to BIOS).
I was out of the country, so my friend called the service staff who told him to try to run some tests, that time it worked, he got to BIOS, ran the tests, everything was fine and the laptop started up normally. Now, 2 weeks after, I'm getting blue screens continuously, and laptop won't boot. If it boots [and it usually happens when you hit it slightly, though, i don't know if it's a conincidence], windows 7 starts up normally and everything is working fine until the next blue screen shows up, which disables my laptop all over again.

Blue screen looks like this:

BAD_POOL_CALLER

Technical information:

STOP: 0x0000000C2 (0x00000099, 0xFE8F40DC, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:100
Physical memory dump complete
Is it a software crash? Can I run Win 7 repair if I manage to boot it and how to do that? Is it my hard disk problem?
What to do? -.-
 

A:Blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER; laptop won't boot, a new laptop dying?

If you can get it to work by tapping on the machine, then it doesn't sound like a software problem. It could be a bad system board or memory.

I would call HP again and see about getting service on the hardware.
 

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Hello, After I installed this bios update E5CN60WW ( http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ro/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/700-SERIES/700-15ISK/80RU/80RU00LQRI... ) the computer rebooted and refused to boot in UEFI mode( as it was before) and only boots on LEGACY mode. When I try to boot on UEFI mode it says that I should select a boot mode ( hdd, usb so on) and when I select the hdd nothing happens(windows is installed).  Windows was installed on verison 56WW of bios, with UEFI settings only, and after the update to 60WW i cannot boot UEFI anymore just on LEGACY. Why? How can I go back to UEFI booting ? Also before I updated the bios I have created a backup with universal bios backup toolkit and created a file LENOVO-E5CN56WW.rom (is it possible to backflash to this one?) Thank you,Bogdan

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I bought a laptop docking station with video output (USB3) - it's a powered unit.

When I use the laptop, the fan is going mad - always at full speed.
Laptop is SLUGGISH

I unplug. Within 2-3 minutes, fan stops.
And laptop is much more responsive.

Is this a typical symptom?

The super odd thing, if I plug it in an hour or so later... then all seems to be OK.

Tabs: lots of them - I'm a tab hungry freak!
Actually, not that bad. At most 10 - 15 tabs open.

The laptop has 8GB RAM 2.5 Ghz. And normally fine with even double the number of tabs (in Crome mostly, but Firefox as well)

As a desperation... I thought it might be Chrome and I disabled all plugins. Worked a treat yesterday - but same problems today.

Help!
Thanks
 

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