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Hard format earlier school laptop

Q: Hard format earlier school laptop

I'm trying to help my sister fix a problem with her PC, and am stuck in a problem.

The PC was her earlier school-laptop, but after finishing school, she bought it legally from the school. It still has the school setup, and it's not possible to boot from the XP-CD. Even though the install-cd is inserted in the drive, the PC boots to the ordinary partition. Entering "Boot Device Options" only lets me choose between "Notebook Hard Drive" and "Notebook Ethernet". Clicking "BIOS Setup", this message appears:

"User ID: BIOS Administrator
Enter password:"

Neither I nor my sister knows the admin password. The tech-desk at her school is closed, so we can't get help from there. This is really frustrating, it's her computer and she have legally bought it from the school, so this shouldn't been a problem! I've also tried to enter the admin account without password, but of course it's password protected... Is there any way for me to format and reinstall the OS without the need for the admin password (legally, without hacking)?

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Preferred Solution: Hard format earlier school laptop

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop because it was nearly crashed so I decided to reinstall it. When I press "Install now" and finish editing my HDD settings so Windows is going to install it finish the "Copying Windows files" step and it just stucks at 0% at "Expanding Windows files"

I have tried with Windows XP aswell and it does not work. I have taken out the HDD and deleted everything on it from my other computer but it seems to still not work so I guess it is the BIOS settings.

I have full access to the BIOS but I have no idea what to do...

Any ideas?

EDIT;

Computer model is HP Compaq 6730b

A:[SOLVED] Trying to format School laptop

Problem has been solved.

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hmm i have a prob, i had windows 7 beta version installed on my C: drive earlier .... later i installed the full version ... on drive f: ....as the windows on C: got corrupted....but now i want to format the drive C: ....i was able to delete the files like windows program files, etc by taking the ownership from trustedInstaller and blah blah ...but when i try to take the ownership of the drive C...it is unsuccessful ....i tried formatting using cmd etc etc all...it is of no use... my DVD drive is defective too so i cant boot from a cd like in xp setup and delete the files + on trying to boot from USB..it seems my PC gets hung... so what shall i do now? any help would be appriciated ... it is using almost 5 GB of my space ( i guess the space is what OS installs itself into) ....this 5 gb can be put into much useful processes ...so i really need to get rid of that garbage

A:how to format c: having an earlier copy of win seven

Hello & welcome to Seven Forums.

Take a look at this: Clean Install Windows 7

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The photo was taken in 1946. A friend stiil had an original and her grandson has sent it to me in .psd format. I need to get the photo printed by a company who can use .psd files and create a photo about 54 inches by 24
Inches. The type of whole school photo which used to be common! And i would frame it too! I do not know if there are any companies i could visit in London and they cuold transfer the photo from my iPad and do what i have described. You can guess my age as the photo was my Grammar School in Liverpool!

I would wrlcome any advice!
 

A:School Photo in .psd format

If it will upload here .. I'd like to see the psd

Get a Login Here .. and upload the psd ... They can handle large psd files.
And if needed, edit the psd for a bigger print.
But ... You can't enlarge a photo and increase the resolution accordingly.

Basically the rule is ..
A picture 10x bigger will look the same when viewed 10x father away.
 

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Hi,

I have a windows XP pro machine on which I accidentally did a "quick format" on the D drive instead of the A drive (I know' I know, go straight to bottom of class) The drive is just a second partition with data on it, thankfully nothing critical, but I'd like to get it back anyway, there doesn't appear to be an unformat command in XP which is extremely annoying as I _know_ all my data is still on the drive, does anyone know a way to do this ? It's not worth spending money on but would save a lot of downloading and hunting about on CDs.

Many Thanks,

Phill.
 

A:School boy Error - Accidental Format

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http://www.binarybiz.com/vlab/ms2-windows.php?KBID=1002&kw=undelete winxp

http://www.sofotex.com/download/software/7314.html
 

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I have an older Toshiba laptop without any of the disks. It boots to a screen that looks like either Vista or 7, but then hangs. I have a Vista and 7 disk and when I boot with those it gives me the option to install but then hangs after it is selected. I need a boot disk that will format the hard drive so I can then reboot with a Windows install disk and let it do its thing. I just cant figure out how to make this disk. Any help would be great. If this is in the wrong section please direct me where to place it. Thanks.
 

A:Boot DVD to format laptop hard drive

What's the exact serial number and product/part number on that Toshiba laptop?

Note: The product/part number is 2 sets of characters separated by a dash.

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I saw some past threads here on this sight, but none of them nailed a good enough answer for me, so here I am.

My problem is that I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista on it, but I want to install Windows XP "over it" because I cannot use any of my previous programs or media on Vista.

How do I reformat the hard drive in this Toshiba laptop to delete Vista and install XP Pro, because when I boot from my new Windows XP Pro CD, it states in the middle of the setup "Cannot find hard disk."

Any suggestions?
 

A:Need to format laptop hard drive to install XP.

Hello,

Try this link, it should be simple to partition your drive and install Windows XP as long as you have the software. I have a Mac and partitioned mine with Vista because I couldn't find XP software. Anyhow I used a program called BootCamp which is for Apple but the following link should work with your laptop or any other non-mac computers. I browsed the site and it is easy to understand and it gives you step by step instructions, pictures included. Hope this helps....

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/howto-windows-xp-install-on-a-vista-computer

Once you pull the website, click on the link under Overview and that should be all you need.

Let me know. Misty
 

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My dell insnpiron 15's hard drive is crashed. I want to format my laptop. How i can do it? I attached usb stick, which includes windows 8 os in it. Nd i make itbootable. When i boot it, its shows loading files. Thn nothing is come. Screen is gonna black. Help me out. Hope for the best option. I want to format it.
Thank u

A:Hard disk is crashed. Now can I format my laptop ?

URVIJ,
The error code 2000-0142 represents a failed hard drive and will need to be replaced. You will not be able to format and reinstall Windows on the drive.,

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Hi,

History (long story short):
I bought a used HP Pavilion Ze4300. It gave good service for 2 years. Then the HDD died.

I came to TSG forums for help. They recommended I buy a new HDD and install it. So I ordered a new HDD off NewEgg. I also bought one of those USB caddy thingies to plug in my hard disk into.

I bought this HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822146047

And this USB enclosure:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817423002

Note: I don't have the original XP CDs, nor do I have recovery CDs. I didn't bother ordering the recovery CDs from HP because I have access to a low-cost XP license (I teach at a university).
Present time (i.e. today):
I tried installing the new HDD into my HP laptop. My laptop gave the same error it was giving with the bad HDD. I thought maybe the new HDD needs to be formatted.

Next, I plugged the old (dead) HDD into the USB enclosure and tried plugging it to my other, working laptop. It gave some kind of hardware installation error. Fair enough.

Next, I plugged in the new HDD into the USB enclosure and tried plugging it to my other, working laptop. No error, it said my hardware was installed properly. HOWEVER, there was no new drive letter. I concluded that this was probably because that HDD is not formatted, so my other, working laptop cannot assign it a drive letter.

So my questions:
1) How do I format this new HDD of mine?
2) Is my above analysis correct?

Thanks for your help.
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A:How to format a new laptop HDD (hard disk drive)?

Go to start>run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter, you can format from here
 

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Hi everyone,

I recently accidentally formatted a hard drive. So, I quickly install a file recovery software (EaseUS Data Recovery). Then the result shows that most of SWF files are big in size. I think that lots of my files have been converted or combine with other files. So, how do I recover my files?

A:File format changed into other format after format a hard drive

This may not be the best answer, but I would recover the files first. That is you biggest concern right now. Then try to see what you need to do to fix them.

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Please help me on this as it is my main a/c and I am unable to see any thing 

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Hi there.

I'm having a big problem trying to get online with my laptop. Earlier today, about 4 hours ago, my dad disconnected the router to plug in his work laptop. He does this every day he works around the same time. Afterwards, he puts the router back in.

He did this today but it seemed after he put the router back in, the internet wouldn't work for both my laptop and the main PC downstairs. Every thing seemed normal, all wires in the right place so I don't know why it wasn't working.

After a while, the PC downstairs worked. My brother was using it to go on the web and msn messenger etc. But me upstairs on my laptop can't get it to work!

I've tried doing all sorts of stuff. Diagnosing and repairing problems. But I can't get anything.

I try connecting to the connection I always use but it says there is only limited connectivity. I really don't know what to do but I need to fix it ASAP because other people need to use this PC.

Any thoughts, suggestion, etc on what I could do? Many thanks for those who can help. I really need it.

Also, my laptop is on Vista. Downstairs PC is XP.
 

A:Solved: Can't get online with laptop, but could earlier. URGENT! Please help!

Wow. Sorry for this, but I've just sorted the problem out myself!

All I did was go in to the router settings on my PC, disable any wireless security (we're using WEP), enable it back, and there you go - the laptop didn't have limited connectivity anymore, it was back to being connected normally.

Amazing how you only need to flick something off and on again sometimes.
 

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Tried to connect to the Internet and the network connection says connected but the diagnostics I ran shows Intel (R) Pro/wireless 3954ABG Network connection failed. Please help me know what to do.
 

A:Wireless laptop was working earlier today and now it isn't

Welcome to TSG:
We are going to need much more info before we can make any suggestions.
So let's get to it.
Are other pc's able to use the wireless network ?
Any hardware/software changes before the problem occurred ?
Let's see:
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

And:
Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters

Device manager:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
4. should be enabled and working properly.
5. If error code,what is it ?

It would be best if you could post a screen shot of Device Manager with the Network adapters and Other devices sections expanded.

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hi, i have finished school and been given a school laptop, but it still has the internet filter on it which i cant remove as they hav secured it there
i am trying to use a program windows password recovery tool to remove the admin password.
yet when i boot it from a usb at startup the screen resolution is giant, and i cannot see the buttons i need to click.
can anyone help?
or suggest a better way to remove the blue coat internet filter

A:help with a school laptop

Sorry, we can not help you.
It violates the RULES of the forum


Quote:




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I would suggest you return it to the school and have the IT department help you.

Sorry, thread closed.

Bill

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I have a gateway laptop I use for school it turned off and won't turn back on. I put the battery in another computer and the other computer still powered on. I did the same with the charger. So its not a battery or charger problem. There is no virus or anything like that. When I plug it up the charging light flashes red and that's it I tried a hard reset and that doesn't seem to work with this model. No power light or anything. I really need to get thus thing back up and running so I can finish up my online exams. PLEASE HELP
 

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So for next year I am required to bring a laptop I heard our school provides HP probook 430 g3s to buy but I opted to go for the Hp probook 450 G4 with the specs here  http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?sel=NTB&id=Z3Y47PA&opt=that we would this Hp probook 450 G4 do well for school.? ill mainly use it with for doing school work on it but it must succeed 8 hours or more but I'm read claims it offers 12 hours from the HDD or 14 hours from the ssd another part says it has 16 hours going for it too.I really want to but this laptop fro school so if you could help me out it would be helpful also I wanted to ask quickly does the battery in this  be replace I mean can be taken out of like normal laptops where you hold the two buttons together cause I don't want to be stuck which a 3 cell battery  PS: I'm taking up IST next year so I want to know if this cna handle visual studio with the nvidia 930MX and can I also swap out the hdd internal 1 tb link listed above for a third party ssd? but I heard they offer batteries for the 450 G4 here http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=P3G16AA&opt=&sel=ACC 1.10.8 screen or higher this probook 450 has a 15.6 screen 2. A screen resolution of 1024-7683.802.11n or better event though  were getting AC wireless next year4.audio/mic ports 5.full qwerty keyboard 6. a MININUM OF 8 hOURS (Very important Here!)7. Robust carrying... Read more

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I have a Toshiba laptop that is about two years old, I got it from a friend who did not have any problems with it. I installed windows XP proffessional and office xp proffessional as well as norton antivirus, and windows updates. The computer just shuts itself down! It started doing it during downloads, or installing things, but then If inally got everything installed and now it just does it randomly, sometimes it will be ok for 3 hours, and then just shutdown, other times it shuts down every 5 minutes. I have changed the power settings to home/office and told it to never shut down, but it still does it. I know there is no virus, and it does not list an error message, it just turns black and shuts down. Can someone please tell me waht to do, I am computer illiterate and desperately need the computer for college, any help would be wonderful, thankyou!!!!!
 

A:Laptop just shuts itself off!!! Need for school please help!

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Hey everyone. Schools starting soon *sigh* and I want a laptop. I need it to be under $500 and have wifi and ethernet. its only purpose will be internet and word processing but id like it not to crap out on me when 2 things open. Im failing to find any good deals on my own or custom building sites that have starting prices low enough for me.

Thanks for any help
 

A:Cheap Laptop for school..

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I'm thinking of getting a Laptop for school, but since Ive only ever brought/built desktops before, I'm not really sure what laptop would be best, only what I want from it and can afford...

-I can spend around £500.
-Needs to be powerful enough to run Visual Studio 2008 without any problems (VS08 is probs the most demanding app I'll use at school)
-At least Dx9 with pixel shader 3. Dx10 would be nice if possible
-If possible without spending too much I wouldn't mind being able to play games at decent settings (eg HL2:Episode 2) without lag

Ive had a look around but couldn't realy find anything useful to tell me if a laptop is capable of what I want or not...this looks like it may be more than capable, but I'm not really sure if thats the case, nor if it's actauly a good deal for £499...
http://configure.euro.dell.com/dell...=NRS15352&l=en&oc=N0953504&rbc=N0953504&s=dhs
 

A:Choosing a Laptop for school

That is a decent laptop that will do all you want it to.
 

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Hey guys, I?m going to school for 3D animation and gonna be doing some VFX stuff here and there. I need a laptop that can handle it and I?m stuck on what?s good and what?s not for a reasonable price. The programs I?m going to be using is 3D max, Maya, cinema 4d, Adobe after effects, Sony Vegas, & probably some other ones I haven?t heard about. Any suggestions about laptops (I?m from Canada) and what makes a good 3D animation/VFX laptops spec wise would be appreciated!
 

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I recently bought an new dell laptop from dell and the headphone jack wasn't working I was going to upgrade to a better model but I got the run around for about 5 days and now that its over 30 days old oh yea my NEW laptop is 34 days old they refuse to help however if customer care would've helped me or even called me when they scheduled a return phone call this wouldn't have even happened!!!! So upset still trying to fix this issue Michigan

A:laptop for work and school

Hello. There is not much we can do to help you here on the Laptop Audio discussion board. I suggest that you go to Dell_Robert P's profile page and send him a message. (Click on the link which should take you to his page. Then send him a message if you see "send a private message" link on the right side of the page. If not, then click the Add as Friend link and include your message.)
Robert P is the chief forum moderator, and will probably try to help you, although there may be a limit on what a moderator can do. You should include more concrete details about what happened than you put in your post here. It explains what happened but is a bit sketchy. Also include your laptop's service tag number, so he can look it up.

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i have try to update the drivers still can't connect

A:pls i need help, my laptop is not connecting to my school wi...

Hi, Welcome to HP Support Forum. I don't know how your school network works unless I can talk with your school Network staff. Please talk with the Network staff at your school, he/she will help you. Regards.

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Let me tell you my issue
I have a computer that was supplied by the school for myself to use at school. The computer protection & secrutity are way to good... I have tryed to use a proxy to bypass everything. All chrome extensions are blocked, I cant remove the regedit or configure anything. Everything is controlled. I can't install anything. The computer is owned and & payed fully by me and its painfull

I have a usb & extra pc if i need to load anything onto to it.
 

A:School LAPTOP bypass help!

you need to talk to the school IT
We cannot assist with bypassing security and restrictions that the school have applied
closing post as per our rules
see here, which you just read and agreed to
https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
Circumventing Company/School/Parental or Other Restrictions (show less)
Because we are unable to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided to those trying to circumvent Internet filters or similar restrictions and any such threads will be closed. Furthermore, we will not assist with violating the "Terms of Service" of any product, service or web site. Unfortunately, it is against Google's Terms of Service to download videos from YouTube. They have contacted us directly to request that we do not support with downloading videos from YouTube. Any posts with instructions or information about how to violate Terms of Service will be closed or removed.
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Hello,

My computer in school (desktop) has a Windows Experience Index of 3.3 but it seems to perform better than my 4.4 WEI laptop. Maybe WEI is not a reliable measure of how fast the computer is but just to give you an idea. I don't know the exact specs of my school pc but i think it has almost the same specs as my laptop in terms of ram and clock speed. Here are my laptop specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: TravelMate P243
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.72.02V1.05
Processor: Intel® Pentium® CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1878MB RAM
Page File: 3348MB used, 1230MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

Anyway, my laptop freezes a lot of times, especially when I haven't turned it off for a long time. This just doesn't happen with my school pc even if it's on 24/7. I was the one who installed windows 7 on both computers so they have almost the same programs installed (except maybe Connectify app in my laptop).

Now i'm wondering if I can still make my laptop perform faster or should I just buy a new one? My CPU usage meter indicates 87% of my ram is used. this is usually the case when i'm working. Do you think this will get faster if I upgrade the ram? i ... Read more

A:My 3.3 WEI computer in school is better than my 4.4 WEI laptop. why?

Do you think this will get faster if I upgrade the ram?Hello and Welcome -Most updated Windows7 computers will run about 4G RAM, rather than your current installed 2G RAM, so it would not hurt to upgrade this -If These TravelMate P243 Specs are the same / similar to yours, it includes Memory "Base RAM size 4 GB" -Part of Acer's business lineup, the TravelMate P243 features an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, an HD webcam, and a 14-inch 1366 x 768 display. Availability date: Aug. 14, 2012 Also This Review says "Basic RAM is 4G" - So I would look at 4Gig as a standard setup.my laptop freezes a lot of times, especially when I haven't turned it off for a long time. << I would turn the computer off at least at the end of the day and save your work Personally only, I turn my laptop off every day (night) as it may be 2 or 3 days between using it, and I like to start fresh each time - Your choice there -Desktops and laptops are a bit different with shutdown times etc, but I still believe in turning them off when totally finished, and it only takes about 1 or 2 minutes to restart them for each session - Try this for a while, and clean out unwanted programs on a regular basis also -Regards -

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I spill water on my laptop earlier it showes automatic repair preparing, and its restating again againwhat could be the problem can i do it myself or i need to go to shop?

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The dvd drive on my Sony Viao PCG-Z1AP is broken and I can't find/afford a replacement. I want to install a earlier version of Windows by copying the CD to another partition and running it from there, but Windows XP won't let me do it. Is there any way to disable the version check to allow me to do this? Or is there another way to install? The laptop does not have a boot from USB option in BIOS.
 

A:I Need To Install Earlier Version Of Windows On Laptop With Broken DVD Drive

What version of Windows do you want to install:?

And, some BIOS won't offer the boot from USB option if you don't have a USB device plugged in.
 

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My laptop has XP Home, and when the computer guy when to put in the networks domain, he said there was no place to put in the domain only a work"group" which wouldn't work.

How do I go about getting it to work? He said there is a network card so it should be able to work, but he's not sure how to do it.

Is it even possible with the Home edition or do I need the Professional edition?
If it's possible what do we do?

Thanks
 

A:Trying to connect to my school network using my laptop

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School is starting, so I was asked to get a laptop from the school. I tried to sign into the credentials the school gave me at home, but it said my domain isn't available. here is the message word for word.
"We cant sign in with this credential because your domain isn't available. make sure your device is connected to your organizations network and try again. if you previously signed in on this device with another credential, you can sign in with that
credential."
I am stuck here and have no where to go. I would be greatly appreciated if you guys can help me out.
Thanks, Carlos 

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So im going to college in a few months and i would like to get a new good laptop.
Now i play video games but not hardcore ones, i play games like League of Legends and Team Fortress 2. So I'm trying to find a laptop thats able to play those games, however i dont need a super fancy gaming laptop, anyone mind helping?

I looked at newegg.com but im unsure of what i really need
 

A:[Help] Getting a good laptop for school/ some games

Oh thanks for moving the thread
 

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Hey guys.


I want to get a laptop to use for school projects (like slideshows and videos), gaming (H2V, CS:S) and surfing the web (do people still say that?) and I'd like to hear from someone who knows more about it than me about how mush it would cost.

Here's an extensive list of what I'd like it to have:
- Windows Vista Home Premium (there's $300 already)
- At least a 3Ghz CPU
- Mid- to high-end graphics card (GeForce 8600 maybe)
- A good sound card (nothing fancy)
- At least a 120-160GB hard drive, reasonably fast (say 7200 RPM, is that fast?)
- At least 4GB of RAM
- A relatively small screen size (18-21") so I don't have to be carrying around a huge bag
- Decent networking capabilities (good enough to download stuff, play games online and use my school's wireless)


I hope I didn't miss anything. I don't know much about laptops so any advice or insight is helpful.

On Apple's website there's a thing where you can play with upgrades and a few other settings to customize your computer, and it tells you how much it would cost. But Macs are lousy for gaming so I tried to find a thing like that for PC laptops but had no luck.

Thanks!
 

A:How much can I expect to pay for a laptop for school and games?

Dude, how much are you planning on spending? Those are some pretty heavy specs for a lappy. I really don't think you need quite that specs for basic gaming (though definitely get someone else's opinion, I only know from what I've looked at and such). but try Dell, they've got some pretty good deals. however, if you really do want even higher specs, you might wanna try something like Alienware.
Again, I'm no expert, but for a lappy those are some pretty high end specs.

Oh yeah, lol. BTW, if I understood you right...you're talking 4-5 grand.
 

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Hi, so I'm in the process of purchasing a laptop for University and was hoping someone could help me out with a couple questions I have.

1) How does the AMD Turion? 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 (1.8GHz/1MB), perform against the Mobile AMD Sempron? Processor 3500+? Would both perform well for a school laptop?

2) How much better is the ATI RADEON® Xpress1270 HyperMemory? than the ATI RADEON® Xpress1150 with 256MB HyperMemory? Would both be good enough for basic office and internet use?

3) Is the AMD Turion? 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 (1.8GHz/1MB) with the ATI RADEON® Xpress1270 HyperMemory? worth about 150$ more than the Mobile AMD Sempron? Processor 3500+ and ATI RADEON® Xpress1150 with 256MB HyperMemory? Should I not bother with the upgrade for 150$?

Thanks in advance for helping me out. Most of this stuff goes right over my head!

Rina
 

A:HELP! Having Trouble Deciding on a Laptop for School

1. A sempron is a much older (single core chip). The turion is far better.

2. Any laptop is capable of graphics for basic office and internet use. Even cheap ones.

3. yes. Ensure you maximize the RAM on any laptop you buy. It would also be wise to buy a faster rpm hard drive.

4. Please post in the correct forum next time. (mobile computing)
 

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So lets say I know that security is a joke in a way. I have a basic firewall. I have a router (with built in firewall) I have anti virus.

But... it slows my computer down so .... if I want to keep my computer safe when downloading files, browsing websites, this is a laptop so it will be going places at some point.

What do you rec. website or downloads for basic security? Is

Microsoft security essentials, windows firewall, and malware enough? In cunjunction with a router at home with a firewall?

I read about sand boxing and I do have avast (but I disabled it for speed issues) so what about running commando and so forth. I mean... it seems silly to install a ton of programs if it makes it so I can't even use the internet. Also is crome a safe browser or should I be using Firefox?

My fear is simply a virus that messes up my computer, someone getting into my email account and sending virus's out.. that kind stuff...

:P hehe just curious if there is a good website to read up on this stuff for.

If what I got will keep me safe from bios passwords and highjacking software im cool. I don't got anything worth stealing I don't order online or anything... so any info be great. (computer will be used for school soon though) don't want people messing with it for sure.... but at the same time important It doesn't get bogged down

A:so what if im parnoid? Keep my laptop safe at school

Heres my answer..

If you are not really sure if the a website is infected or not go here http://www.virustotal.com/ Using this website, you can check and verify if the website that you are trying to visit has a malware,rootkit,trojans,adware and spywares.

For some reason you need to delete your prefetch and temp files so that it will not cosume your computers memory (Performance problems.)

Click start, type on the start search or run "%temp%" without the quotation mark
Select all then hit delete. Noticed that some you can't delete all of them. Its fine. Just press skip.

Click start, type on the start search run. then on run type "prefetch" without the quotation mark
Select all then hit delete.

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Hey guys , recently bought Dell windows home 7 from ebay for 35quid
I was replacing my laptop os from ubuntu,

anyways , the pixels of the whole laptop/pictures/desktop look really old or poor pixels,

as you can tell im not expert in the computer field, but i have attached a few pictures
to try to explain what i mean... When i had ubuntu everything was fine the quality was perfect,

any idea what i need to do or download to recieve that picture quality again.

Thanks.

A:the pixels on the whole laptop look old school!! How to change?

My laptop is a toshiaba satelite C805D - I bought it in febuary. (so its not an old laptop)

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Kid needs a computer for school ... should I go with a laptop or desktop?
 

A:Kid needs a computer for school... should I go with a laptop or desktop?

Given a choice, I vote desktop

1) You usually need pay more for laptops
2) Laptops will also need to endure more wear and tear as they're mobile and will be probably be dropped or slip out of hand some time and ya need worry more about damages
3) And importantly, i think it's easier to keep an eye on what kid's are doing on a computer when it's a desktop!
 

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Symantec indicates that my daughter has the trojan.vundo on her school laptop, but when I downloaded there removal program, it did not find it. We own the laptop but it is programmed by her school for school usage. It starts up with Novell client so I could not figure out how to start it in safe mode. I hit F8 but it did not work. Symantec shows that the trojanfundo is in C:Windows/system32/iiihe.dll Any help to get rid of Tojan.vundo would be appreciated.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:14:08 PM, on 10/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
c:\Toshiba\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesbs32.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesrv31.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
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A:Trojan.Vundo on School Laptop

Hitting F8 is not the way to do it - start tapping F8 and the begenning of the boot process at least every second

O2 - BHO: VPN-OEM Extension - {89044184-F260-4FDD-8FAB-2662814846E5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\winfghert.dll is a key logger are you aware of this????

Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
After the files are extracted, please reboot your computer into Safe Mode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode then hit enter.
Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning and a list of forums to seek help at.
it should look like this
VundoFix V2.1 by Atri
By pressing enter you agree that you are using this at your own risk

Click to expand...
At this point press enter one time.
Next you will see:
Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
Then Press Enter, Then F6, Then Enter Again to continue with the fix.Click to expand...
At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iiihe.dll


Press Enter, then press the F6 key, then press Enter one more time to continue with the fix.
Next you will see:
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I'm going to buy a laptop for school use in college, but I'm not sure how to choose the right laptop, I know that the minimum amount of RAM should be at least 2GB and I also heard that i3, i5, i7's are good to use too. My friend also told me that Lenovo is a very good and trusted brand for laptops but what else should I look for? What other brands/manufactures for laptop are trustworthy? main question is what to look for so that it isn't going to be 'OUT' in a few years. Thanks a lot!
 

A:[Help] What should a modern 'for school' laptop have/require?

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I had a message on Yahoo messanger with links on yahoo messanger and when I clicked on it, it redirected the browser to nsl-school.org and downloaded virus. I have a protection by Avast and it detected a virus but could not do anything about it..
I have run ewidow and it detects files but can not remove them.
Also on my desk top, the virus has downloaded a file svhost.exe.

Please advise what should I do?

Really apriciate it..
Vipul Patel
 

A:MY laptop is attacked by a virus nsl-school.org

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Haven't posted in a while. Well college is coming around and i NEED a laptop, I'll use it for notes, papers, projects, and homework, but that's not what I'm worried about

I'm very OCD about what I buy. I have around 1200-1500 to spend, and i want the best bang for my buck. I want a gaming laptop, that's at least somewhat solid, what am I looking at with that price range?
 

A:buying laptop for school/gaming help?

You're going to need more money for a good gaming laptop.

Ok I did a little searching and I found a list of mobile video devices.

Nvidia GeForce Go7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
Nvidia GeForce 8400M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7700
Nvidia GeForce Go7600GT
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GS
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
Nvidia GeForce 8700M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7900GS
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
Nvidia GeForce Go7900GTX
Nvidia GeForce Go7950GTX

Look for a laptop that you can afford with at least one of the above, 2GB of memory for Windows Vista and the mobility processor of your choice. The farther you go down the list the faster and more expensive the video will be. All the recognized brand names I saw where $2000.00 and up.
 

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I accidentally unplugged my laptop while it was on. Now I can't get on internet. Internet connection says connected to DLink Speed 48 mbps Excellent Connected. It was working fine, now nothing. Called Comcast and they want to charge me cause I have a DLink router and not theirs. Any ideas here? Please?
 

A:Can't get laptop online, unpluged earlier when working fine, now nothing DLink router

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I am looking at this as a laptop for a grade school student who wants to do homework, surfing, and play flash online games. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-n22-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-32gb-solid-state-drive-b... Being very pleasantly surprised by how much I like the laptop in my sig, I'm shopping just for Lenovo. This one I linked to seems rather cheap (in terms of price) to me. I realize a celeron is not the fastest chip around, but it has an SSD. Is this an incredibly good deal for what I'm getting? Or is that just the going rate---not like I have to snap it up now? Should I be leery of these smaller (its actually a tad lighter than the Macbook air) laptops, or the N22 series in general? EDIT: OK just realized its not an SSD---its flash memory. Never bought a laptop with that. Is this a red flag?



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

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I am looking at this as a laptop for a grade school student who wants to do homework, surfing, and play flash online games. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-n22-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-32gb-solid-state-drive-b... Being very pleasantly surprised by how much I like the laptop in my sig, I'm shopping just for Lenovo. This one I linked to seems rather cheap (in terms of price) to me. I realize a celeron is not the fastest chip around, but it has an SSD. Is this an incredibly good deal for what I'm getting? Or is that just the going rate---not like I have to snap it up now? Should I be leery of these smaller (its actually a tad lighter than the Macbook air) laptops, or the N22 series in general? EDIT: OK just realized its not an SSD---its flash memory. Never bought a laptop with that. Is this a red flag?



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

A:Lenovo N22 as a grade school student's laptop

One more thing---how easy would this be, to take out/replace the battery? And can I unscrew the bottom and upgrade the RAM easily? Or is it designed to be never torn down, except by a professional? I sent back a laptop that I bought from HP (right before I bought this Lenovo) b/c I was not able to replace the battery.



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

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Good evening Tech Support Guy forums. Here is one for you. I am using a laptopt that is used at a school. The owner (member of staff) can connect to the schools wireless internet but not the one here at home. The computer is running XP Pro and I'm a Linux guy so I'm stumped.

Bascially the wireless card picks up the router, connects and tells me the signal strength is great and all is well. That is not the case. When trying to get anywhere on the net I get the old could not find server page. I have taken an ethernet cable out of the back of one of the other machines and plugged it into the laptop. I need to tell it to not use proxy at all and to automatically detect settings. That is fine but the owner needs the wireless. Like I said the card works fine at the school. Here it won't. I told it to not look for hte proxy and get the settings automatically. We have other machines that connect to the router wirelessly and the router itself assigns the laptop an IP.

Can anyone help me fix this and get it all sorted?

The card is D-Link Airplus DWL-G650+ and the router is a Belkin F5D7230-4 Wireless G router.

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks

Ironfist
 

A:School laptop wireless connection problem

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Hey all I am having issues with my latop uploading data to the server at my school. I get my own network drive but I'm geting less thab 500kb a second. And their internet speed is 11mbs. But that's not all I'm getting disconected from it too when I'm trying to transfer data to it. The administrater said it was my side. Also I have tried the twealing online with turning off the compressor and such. Any other sugestions?

Look at laptop specs in my info if u need more information

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So basically got my school laptop yesterady, the internet worked fine at school but when I came home it wouldn't work. When I came to school again today it worked, when I came home again it wouldn't.

The internet connection showed that it was connected () but I don't got internet acess. Some restarts I have internet (pretty slow) just on the beginning, sometimes pages just loads forever or very long without connecting and sometimes it just loads a little bit and says network error.

I've been working with trying to fix it all day yesterday and like one hour today, and now I just want to get it done so I came here to make a thread. My network is fine with the computers/telephones in my house so it's not the router.

I've tried to use the windows network error checking tool, it just says that the strandard gateway isn't available (which is not getting automatically resolved) and it identifies a problem aswell that the connection between the router and internet has disconnected.

I have tried to...

* Restarted
* Changing battery network card settings to high priority
* Disconnecting, reconnecting
* Re-typing wifi password
* Deactivating ipv6
* Using a DNS
* Few CMD commands
* Changing an option called "dulex/rulex someting" or something that tells how much mb/s you should receive (or something like that) from router to automatically detect to 100mb/s, didn't make any difference either
..and more

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A:New laptop, can't connect to wifi at home but can at school

This is quite simple - The School is using a proxy within Internet Explorer. You must have admin rights for this to work.

On Internet Explorer, - Tools - Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings - Untick the bottom box (Proxy)

Close and re-open IE, everything should be working.

Make sure you make a note as you will need to re-tick the box when you're next at school.

Regards,

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At the moment i use my school laptop because my gaming computer is at a friends house.

Anyway i find it weird that the teachers have blocked everything, i'm not allowed to download things because i need admin rights and i don't know the username + password.

I tried the cmd method but they have block that aswell, so i'm wondering if there is a method to get the username and password so that i can finally download things, i paid for the school pc and when we can't do anything on it (except youtube) i feel really pissed of and mad about that.

If anyone could help me with this issue i would be really thankfull (: (sorry for my bad english)

A:School laptop blocking everything, need help with admin rights and cmd

Hi Steneman,

I work at as an IT administrator for a school district so i understand what you're going through. Those restrictions are in place because that laptop is school property (for now) or because the IT department does not allow people to bring their own devices for the network.

long story short... those restrictions are there so you cant do anything to the computer they don't want you doing (such as downloading pirated content or software that is not legal). You will probably have to deal with it for now, or hack the computer. Id advise not trying to hack it though because if they find out the consequences may be even more frustrating (such as no network access).

Sorry I couldn't be more help as far as getting you up and playing but its just one of those suck-suck situation.

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