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My ISP is sending me two ethernet over powerline adaptors with a new service they have started. It needs an etehrnet connection which is very close to where I have a switch so I don't need to use the powerline adaptors for their intended use.

Instead I want to use them in replacement of the wire that currently runs between my router and my switch (switch is the only thing plugged into the router), what is the usual speed of these ethernet over powerline adaptors?

Also are they usually reliable enough to use as the internet backbone of my network?

Thanks
Jack

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A: Solved: Main power networking

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Ok, so... As you know a motherboard has a main power connection, and the number of pins varies - 20+4, 24, 20 pin... and I think 20/24+6 pin in some cases.

Now, I am going to purchase http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188024, which is an EVGA motherboard with a 24 pin main connector.

That is set in stone, and almost as much so is the power supply of choice, a fantastic creation by Zalman:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817379007

But this is a 20+4 pin configuration.

So, having never tried to get one to work with the other in the past (i always chcked the pins were the same on previous builds), is there a way to hook up that sexy motherboard with that beast power supply? Will the "+4" pins simply plug into the last four pins of the 24 on the mobo like a USB header (with the 20 pin and 4 pin snug side by side on the 24 pin mobo) , or is there any sort of adapter?

Or do I have to find a new PSU. That would suck.

Also, I would be willing to cut up a pair of adapters and put together my own 20+4 to 24 pin adapter if they are not available (cannot find them... so I assume it is not needed though). Although I would need an adapter.
 

A:Solved: Power supply main cable size

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I got my two pc's networked and I'm on the main pc....i can get files back and forth from pc1 to pc2 and vice versa... but if I'm on pc1 how do I send files to pc2? Doesn't seem to be a send this file to whatever folder I choose on pc2. I tried copy and paste but that doesn't copy all of the files from the folder I'm trying to copy to pc2.
 

A:Networking from main pc send files to

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Hi Gang,
I have a question. with the economy in the dumper, im getting alot of requests from friends to put together some machines for them to use. im working on one now and run into a little problem. I put a newer asus atx board in an older atx case and found that the main power plug is a 24 pin. the power plug from the psu however is a 20 pin. I thought I remember a thread on here on a workaround,or an a adaptation to make this work. anyone know about this? or do I simply need a different psu?
any help appreciated.
 

A:20 to 24 main power mod

Simple fix... Install the 20-pin leaving 4 pins open. The 20-pin connector will only fin one way. All should work fine
 

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Dear friends,

My current ups is nonfunctional and so I inserted the plug of my monitor, speaker and power supply respectively in the individual sockets of multi plug which is itself connected to the main power socket attached to wall of my room.

Will this new arrangement harm my pc, its components and peripherals, specifically the motherboard? I won't be able to buy a new ups because of financial constraints. When I was in Malaysia, I never used a ups. I would insert the plugs of monitor, speaker and power supply in the multi-plug connected to the main power socket. In Malaysia power outage was rare and electricity was stable so no ups was necessary. Right now in my current living place the power outage takes place once in every 1-2 weeks and the power would return back in about 10-30 minutes. The electricity is more or less stable. I have been told by many people that ups is not necessary and they run their pc through direct main power using multi plug. They just switch off the main power socket where the multi plug is inserted when they are not using the pc and switch back on when they are using it. Currently I am switching off the individual switches of the inserted plugs in the respective sockets of the multi plug. The multi plug I use has individual switches near all the 4 sockets in it. I cannot switch off the main power socket because it is located behind a huge almirah in my room. My fear is that if there is a power outage and the power comes back, what if the ... Read more

A:Use pc without ups through direct main power!!!

In life, everything is a gamble. I live in a neighbourhood in a safe Canadian suburb with very stable power. A few years ago, a car accident caused a high voltage line to fall onto a lower voltage neighbourhood line, which in turn toasted a number of TV's, refrigerators, stoves etc in the affected neighbourhood. On the other hand, a defective UPS could fry your computer. If this happens, you could probably go to the UPS manufacturer for compensation. Keep your receipt.
What is your PC worth? If a power surge spikes your PC, it can wreck every component in your system. What is your data worth? Do you have a good backup plan?
You might want to protect your gear with at least a surge suppressor. A UPS is called for if having a sudden loss of power while you are using your PC is not acceptable.
I use an inexpensive UPS myself.
 

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Hi, I had a look around the forums and couldn't find much of any use. Apologies if there is a similar post, please point me in the right direction if there is.

The Problem
I have recently configured my PC to use the Windows XP power-saving settings. Initially I Used Hibernate, before someone mentioned that Stand By is much quick to boot back into Windows so I started using that. I also made changes to the Bios to use S3 type (Memory).

Anyway, I used Hibernate for quite some time and it was only after I went to Stand By that i began to notice the problem, but now everytime I turn my PC on at the mains (after it has been switched off over night) it begins to boot straight away.. without me pressing the Power Button.

I'm hoping this is due to a poor configuration on my behalf and not a hardware problem, so any assistance you can provide is much appreciated.

Windows XP Power Settings
Accessed via: Right Click Desktop > Properties > Screen Saver Tab > "Power" Button.

Power Schemes Tab
Power Schemes: Home/Office Desk
Turn Off Monitor: After 20 Mins
Turn Off Hard Disk: Never
System Standby: After 1 Hour

Advanced Tab
Show Icon & Prompt Password = Un-ticked.
When I Press Power Button on my Computer: Stand By

Hibernate Tab
Hibernate: Not Ticked

UPS Tab
It says "The UPS service is currently stopped" - But I don't know whether or not I have a compatible PSU. (I don't know what UPS does, nor at this time am I particuarly interes... Read more

A:PC automatically boots when gets main power

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I just bought ThinkCentre A55 (Tower), Model 8705-AN2Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 (2.0 GHz/800 system bus), Intel 946GZ, 1MB L2 Cache , 1X1GB PC2-5300 (667MHz DDR2), 250GB, DVD/CDRW Combo. No FDD, Vista Business-32, 3 years NBD on-site warranty, half-length/full-height PCI Express x16, half-length/full-height PCI Express x1,  Rescue & Recovery, ThinkVantage Productivity CentreBut I have facing this problem from the 1st day I got the CPU. Whenever I power on the main wall plug switch, the CPU auto start itself without me to press on the on/off button on the CPU.Have called the Technical support but they cant solve the problem. They come to service my CPU change the main power box, mother board and on/off switch, it still cannot solve the problem. The engineer has no idea of what causing this.Could it be the BIOS settings? I have tried to turn off the LAN option. It doesnt work, the problem still persists.What could be causing this problem? It is not normal for CPU to auto start by itself. Please help to advise. Thanks.Message Edited by SL on 03-28-2008 09:58 AMMessage Edited by SL on 03-28-2008 09:58 AM

A:(ThinkCentre A55) CPU Auto start when main power s...

There is usually a BIOS option which controls will happens at power up.
 
You should take a look in the ThinkCentre Setup Utility, under the power options.  There is usually a parameter which covers what will automatically happen after the mains power to the ThinkCenter comes on.  It typically gives you three options, similar to:

Always wait in powered down mode for an explict start up action
Always power up when mains power is available
Always return to the power state that existed when the ThinkCenter was last powered
Cheers,
 
BillMessage Edited by billbolton on 03-28-2008 06:58 PM

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The post on the charging cable is broken off and stuck in the receiver connector. This receiver cable runs to the main board and charges the battery. I would like to replace this internal cable. Where can I get replacements parts for my N21 chromebook? https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_6wlkL7cZhOeUpfZGhjZTJOS3c/view?usp=sharing

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The main power lead fuse(power park) keeps blowingon my PC. I have replaced more than 3 now: please i need your help, what could be the cause? And how can i solve the problem?

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When i try and connect the 4 prong power source to the motherboard, the fans and lights quickly flash and stop spinning after about 1/4 of a turn.
When i disconnect the 4prong power cable, and only leave the larger power cable in, the pc turns on like normal and stays on, but displays no picture on the monitor and also the mouse doesnt light up?
Am i right in thinking that the processor has broken? and that the pc needs the 4prong power source to function properly?
please help,
thanks
 

A:My pc only turns on when the main power is connected to the mobo.

You should have to have all of them plugged in. Did you miss another power connection on your mobo that gives power to the CPU?
 

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The main power lead fuse(power park) keeps blowingon my PC. I have replaced more than 3 now: please i need your help, i could be the cause? And how can i solve the problem?

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My motherboard has a 24 pin connection and I got a power supply with a 20 pin connection. While I'm waiting for my order of 24 pin connection power supplies, I realized that the 20 pin can fit in the 24 pin motherboard. Will I blow anything or cause harm if I power it up with the 20 pin power supply in the 24 pin connection of the motherboard?

Did I use the correct terminology? I am still learning. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Motherboard/Power Supply main connector

You wont do any damage, possibly won't power up.
There are adapters to change from 20pin to 24 pin http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=46201
 

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My Lenovo 3 14  did not start one day  - when I phused thr ON bottin nothingI bought it in October 2015  for school  and it was Lenovo computer number 11 in the household.I am the only one using it  and it is  off limits for all other family members -  I take good care of my computers  I clean it frequently  always keep them in a bag or in other protective -  and it shows it almost look like it is new. After 10 monthsSince the warranty is still valid I took it the shop were I bought it (certified Lenovo dealers) then the rapair guy calls me and says that they found the problem ? the internal Power switch that is  attached to the main board had broken clean off and it was loose in side the computer ? and  then he tells me Lenovo says that this is not a warranty malfunction   WHATT  how can my usage og misusage cause this problem  The outer shell does not have any signs of mistreatment and ON button it self is intact so how can this happen  ?If had been  dropped there would be sign on the outside and if someone messed with the on button it would show some signs   in my opinion the only way I could have  caused this is to peal off the on button and stick something in the hole to break the on button attached to the mainboard clean off ??Any other explanation out there ??and why should the warranty not cover it ?In my opinion the button must have been very poorly attached t... Read more

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When power on the main power supply the system auto boot.  Suspected psu failure.try connect try UPS same once power received from ups system auto power on.  try avr still same issue.  if direct plug to wall plug once turn the wall plug switch on it also auto start without pressing the power on button on the desktop.

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The power meter has stopped recognising the main battery although it recognises and reports on the secondary battery (the one that replaces the CD Drive). The indicator light registers that the battery is present and if it is fully charged on not.

Any suggestions?

A:Tecra M5 - Power meter has stopped recognising the main battery

Sorry mate but what notebook model you have exactly?

What system is running currently?

Did you install some updates which could affect the battery status?

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"Launched system to "startup remmended" but goes through to the "Pretty Blue Screen"
I have loaded windows 7 disc through to "Repair your computer" stage but lands up again back to the blue screen
I have run the system in safe mode, a series of Driver files run but freezes on System 32\Drivers\BTHidMgr.sys ... can not find its details any one know Thomart

A:computer normal use on internet when power main flickered twice BSOD

thomart,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Disconnect any unneeded devices.

does problem still occur?

Do you have a Win 7 DVD?

Did you make a Win 7 System Repair Disc?

I realize you don't have a working system, but using your memory, any label info on the computer, any purchase orders, etc. then please fill out your system specs as much as possible

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

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Hi,

I'm having an issue, trying to setup a home network, my main pc is directly connected to the internet via ethernet cable, I am trying to get my laptop to connect to my main pc, so it can share files etc, I have got it to the point where it can 'see' my mainpc, but it is saying the network path is not found. From my Main pc, I can see my laptop, and can access the files on it, why can I not do this, the other way round.

Really would appreciate your help.
Thanks
Lynda
 

A:Networking Vista wireless laptop to vista main pc

Can you ping the "main pc" by IP address? By name? If yes to both questions what happen when you type into the Run box

\\IPof_mainpc

where "IPof_mainpc" is the IP address of the "main pc"?
 

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Hi to all Eight forum.
I m here with a strange problem, it happens from yesterday, the problem is when I playing games on my Dell inspiron N4050 and then the main power where the charger pluged in is turn off (it is the most problem in my country that there is heavy short fall of power), the laptop is remain ON just for 2 or 3 seconds and then its suddenly OFF. its not happening before, why is that,? why is the laptop didn't get power from the battery.?
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when not playing games. and the main power (electricity) is gone, then this problem is not occurred.
plz understand my problem and reply me.
sorry for my bad English.

A:Laptop suddenly turn off when main power turn off.

Could it be overheating protection?

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If you have 3 or more PC's running at the same time do you need a hub or router for data xfer to other workstations or just plug any PC into any power outlet and the network will work? Will all the PC's have internet access?
Thanks, Jim
 

A:Power Line networking

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I just bought a new house and can you believe they did not add a phone line or cable in that room, I could try and run the cables but what a pain.
I seen that the network over A/C power can go 85mbps and even 200mbps.
Are they any good and can I game over that type of set up ?


thanks
 

A:AC power networking any good?

Yes, these are very good -- just be sure to ALWAYS use the encryption feature
 

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I have a modem-router with 4 outlets. Two outlets are transmitting internet signals over ethernet cables to 2 PCs. One outlet transmits digital TV signals over power line using a pair of Devolo devices. Now I wish to use the remaining outlet to transmit internet signals over power line to another PC placed in another part of the house. A friend of mine told me that if I use a pair of devices from a different manufacturer it will work otherwise the two signals will get mixed up. He advised me to use Topcom devices. I assume the transmitting and receiving devices from different manufacturers use different end-to-end protocols so they recognize the data coming from its partner device. Is this correct? I invite people with experience in this area to advise. Thanks a lot.
 

A:Networking over power lines

Well, my experience with a number of power line networking products doesn't inspire confidence in the ability of them to reliably deliver data. I'd actually check the specifications of the two devices and see if they'll clash, many of them use the same frequencies.
 

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I have seen in a Mac magazine that there are adapters that you can plug into the wall socket and the the power lines can act as a network connection. Has anyone done this and what are the pros / cons of this possible connectivity?

I'm assuming the connection from the adapter to the computer is wireless
 

A:Networking through Power Lines?

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on my desktop Lynksys is plugged into desktop at therefore desktop never seems to go on standby, despite being set that way. I was wondering about it, how much electricity it uses? Does networking (in house only) prevent XP to go on stand-by even if other computer is shut off?
Since we all want to cut back, I guess I will shut down desktop.
 

A:regarding power usage and networking

You can change settings to allow the system to be awakened on LAN activity. This appears to be how yours is set. Is the NIC built-in? If so, look in BIOS setup to see if there is anything there.

You can go into the properties of your NIC and change the "Wake on" setting. Each brand/model will be different.
 

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I want to add a gaming pc in a room without cable of phone lines, I was looking at linksys's AC power networking kit, Say it has data tranfer speeds of up to 85mbsp!
Has anyone tried this settup?
 

A:Networking of AC power lines, How well does it work

I have used this for normal networking and it works fine although I use it only for the internet and the transfer rate is never going to exceed 6mbps here, even with with a following wind!
 

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While not as well known or widely used as Wi-Fi or Ethernet, power-line networking -- using your existing home electrical wiring to transmit data, turning every outlet in your house into a potential network connection -- can be a lifesaver when Wi-Fi won?t reach or when you can?t (or won?t) run Ethernet cabling.

When you need it
Whether power-line networking is better than Wi-Fi or Ethernet for a particular application depends on several factors: how much speed you need, how solid the connection needs to be, how much you can afford and how good your house?s wiring is.

Compared with Ethernet, power-line networking reaches anywhere in the house without running new wires but is much slower. The latest power-line gear is rated at 200Mbit/sec., or about 100Mbit/sec. in real-world usage. That?s about the same as 802.11n Wi-Fi but only one-tenth the speed of Gigabit Ethernet. Pricewise, power-line may actually be cheaper than running Ethernet cable between distant rooms.

Networking remote locations Power-line networking is perfect for providing access in areas of the house where your Wi-Fi signal is weak or nonexistent and where it?s too inconvenient or expensive to run Ethernet.

Video streaming Power-line adapters can provide reliable bandwidth for video streamers and game consoles in your living room. Power-line throughput is not as high as with Gigabit Ethernet, but it?s high enough for HD video (which requires up to 25Mbit/sec.)

Extending Wi-Fi acce... Read more

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I never knew this existed until the other day...how could i miss out on this....

Ive heard of POE adapters...but this....

Any comments or suggestions on brand names and how well they work?!?!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833122167&ATT=33-122-167&CMP=OTC-Froogle

How far can the signal go while not dropping or corupting packets???

I suppose a minimum of two adpater are needed...
 

A:Networking through home power lines !!!!

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Deleting, I am missing data, sorry!!!!!
 

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Used Spring Cleaning program to clean up registry and it deleted Norton from my system tray (NAV still runs in background and I can run LiveUpdate ... can't run 'main' NAV from All Programs - to scan manually). Have the original installation CD so i can delete and reinstall but am concerned that my 'subscription' will not be in effect and can't find an email address for Norton (where they will be respond). {Install is for Norton 2002 but have renewed each year}

Suggestion for how to get NAV 'main' program to run??

have WIN XP SP1
 

A:Solved: Norton Main Pgm Won't Run

Uninstall and reinstall it. your subscription will be fine.
 

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I think my hd is on its way out. Lately I have to used the OS disk to fix corrupted files more often. And after start up, the hd making noise sort like it doing formatting, and won't stop until at least 15 minutes later.
So my question is: Is it the hd going bad? If it is, then how can I make a duplicated or moved everything on it, including the operating system, to a new hd?

My second question is: The computer is fast off line and online such as surfing the net. On a particular site, it really slow. It's not the site because my other computers load it fast (older computer too).

The OS is window Vista 32. Dedicated video card. 2.5 ghz cpu speed, dual core AMD.

Thanks in advance for your input/help.
 

A:Solved: Duplicate of main hd

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This NET. Main Frame 3. 5 SP1 shows up in my PROGRAMS & FEATURES. It will not update. I tried to uninstall, but instead it acts as if it is INSTALLING and not UNINSTALLING. How can I manually uninstall
this...
I have a NET. Main FRAME Client 4.0
What is the purpose for NET. Main Frame 3. 5??? or 4.0???
TIA

My OS is Vista.
 

A:Solved: NET. Main Frame 3. 5 SP1

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I'm tearing my hair out !
(And there's not that much of it.)

I have a set of laptops (used in a school classroom). They connect to the LAN via wireless .. or, at least, they used to.

Specifically: Toshiba SP2100 with D-Link AirPlus G+ wireless PCMCIA cards.

After trying many, many things:

- Boot SP2100 from XP CD (SP2)
- Don't fix any of the driver issues
- Plug wireless card in
- Cancel plug&play
- Install correct driver with d/loaded Setup_v204.exe
- WZC managing wireless connection
- Sees wireless network (WEP) but
- Won't connect automatically (after setup wizard)
- Won't connect manually
BUT ..
- Boot into "safe mode with networking" and wireless works faultlessly

I've got to be missing something really simple.
Please, please can anyone tell me what it is ?

Thanks !
 

A:Solved: Laptop wireless networking only works in "safe mode with networking"

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XP always reverts back to "main/First" page after 10 minutes or so. I am using a screen saver, and it works fie, comes on in Apx 8 Minutes. How can I disable XP from reverting back to it's main page. i.e I want it to stay ON, even though I may not be using at the time.
Thanx,
Nick G.
 

A:[Solved] XP Main Page Reversion

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yesterday may 26 my internet was working fine, but when i came home and tried to get on the internet wouldn't work. NO ip, no subnet mask, default gateway or anything. my laptop and main PC are connected to the same network and i have to do this from my laptop and it still works on the internet from here. the main PC says connected: 100mpbs 0 packets sent and received and again no address type no IP address no subnet mask no default gateway and NO internet connection so if you know what the problem is please help
 

A:Solved: Can't connect to internet on main PC

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Winamp is only appearing as a shortcut on my Vista taskbar and the
playback settings are appearing on IE7.

Other than that, I cannot get the main console of Winamp to open up?

(it was opening fine yesterday)
 

A:Solved: Winamp - how do I get to the main console?

any takers on this one?
 

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my friend want to buy a new pc , but he dont want to buy a display for it, want to use it with his lcd tv. I havent seen that LCD's pin connections .(ONIDA 26LM100F). It has one DVI ,and one "D-sub" (is that VGA?) a blue female type connector with 15 pins.

my question is can he connect his pc with that lcd ? need any adaptors? what kind of cables? how to check that connectors are working fine without connecting to a pc?
 

A:Solved: connect LCD TV to PC as main display

There are two types of monitor plug, DVI and D-sub and the lcd tv has it. Definitely you can!
 

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Sorry if this gets long, I want to make sure I explain the problem sufficiently. I am trying to hook up my LG LCD HDTV to my husband's Toshiba Satellite via HDMI. I right-clicked on the desktop and went into "Graphics Propreties...". At first, I did a desktop clone, which worked out great, but I wasn't satisfied with the resolution. I figured it had something to do with the max resolution available on the notebook, since what displayed on the TV was just a clone of the notebook's display. I then switched to single display, with the HDTV as the display. That worked, andI was able to up the resolution past what was available before. Here is where the problem starts: I was switching back and forth with a few different resolutions, and happened to pick one that apparantly my HDTV does not like, as the screen went black and "Invalid Format" danced around the screen. As soon as I unplugged the TV from the notebook, it switched back to the notebook's display. Here is my question: I need to know how to either fix the resolution issue with the TV without it being plugged into the notebook, or I need to know how to reset the graphics settings so that it does not remember that I ever hooked it up to the TV in the first place, at which point I can start from scratch and not mess around with the resolution to begin with.
 

A:Solved: Problem with using HDTV as main display

Hi Skinygrl99, and welcome to TSG.

Found this in the PDF version of the A500 Series User Guide:
Directing the display output when you turn on the computer
Once you have connected an external display device, you can
choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or
both simultaneously.
Some modes are only available with the appropriate device attached
and turned on.
The quickest way to change the display output settings is to use the
display hot key (Fn + F5):
1 Press Fn and F5 simultaneously.
2 While holding down Fn, press F5 repeatedly until the setting
you want takes effect. Briefly pause each time you press the F5
key to allow time for the display to change.
This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order:
❖ Built-in display only
❖ Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously
❖ External monitor only
❖ TV (or other external video device) only
❖ Built-in display and TV (or other external video device)
simultaneously
❖ Built-in display and external monitor (extended desktop)
❖ Built-in display and TV (extended desktop)
❖ Swap—Switch primary display between internal display
and external monitor when using extended desktop
Click to expand...

That should let you get back to using the control panel to select a suitable mode for the exteranl screen.
 

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Hi, I have been through all the threads and I cannot seem to find one that is similar to mine. I had a network that was working fine, and now suddenly my main computer has disappeared from the network. It just suddenly happened when I tried to print to the main printer on the network.
I can access the internet on the router and print to my main colour printer that is connected to my computer but when I click "View workgroup computers" I get the following message "Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrater of this service to find out if you have permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"
I also cannot print to Acrobat Distiller.
I recently changed from McAfee to Kapersky because McAfee was not able to update and I also ran RegCure. Could either of these things have caused my network to disappear? I also removed Google Desktop Search and then installed it again a week or so later. Sorry if these are dunb questions but I am a real newbie to the way computers work and only know my way around digital image editing!
 

A:Solved: Why has my main computer disappeared from the network?

Hi Everyone, Is my face red! My son suggested that I check if both my Firewalls were turned on, and sure enough - they were. When I turned off the Kapersky one, My Network places magically returned. I hope this helps other newbies like myself.
 

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Hi,

Is there a way to set the main Windows font on Windows XP?
I think it currently uses Arial, and I want it to use Lucida Grande (which I have installed) for folders' names, Windows' titles, etc...
 

A:Solved: Changing Windows' main font?

Check out http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6184922.html

BUT, you may run into trouble when you want to change it back.
 

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I really hope someone out there can help as I have absolutely no idea what to do! My kids have been playing on the computer and now my screen saver, main menu buttons etc are upside down! Everything works perfectly fine you just have to tip the screen into a "portrait" position to do anything. I have tried turning off and unplugging but to no avail. We have a standard uk keyboard as apposed to a querty french keyboard and I suspect a button has been pressed somewhere! Hope someone out there has had a similar problem and can help. I am not very technical so would really appreciate answers in very plain computer speak! Thanks very much.
French Fancies
 

A:Solved: Please help! Screensaver and main menu upside down!

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On my secondary computer, when I first got it, already had the Get Windows 10 app on the taskbar. I updated to 10 on that computer and I am really liking it, so much in fact that I want it on my main computer. But apparently, the last time I updated the thing was in 2013 (oops). I installed all the updates, but the Get Windows 10 app is not showing up, and none of the guides online of how to get it are working for me. Is it still possible for me to upgrade? This computer is more powerful than the second computer, so it really should have no problems. Here are the specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7970 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1860 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 407006 MB, Free - 256921 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K53E
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Unable to download W10 on main computer

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Have an input form containing a subform. Subform is linked to main record via a unique registration #. Subform contains $ amounts that I want to sum and display on the main form. I've tried using expressions like "Forms![HowPaidSubform]![TotPaid]" on the main form, but all that displays is "#Name".

How can I do this?
 

A:Solved: Move sum from subform to main form

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Hello,
I've been trying to clear out my hard drive of some stuff to free up some much needed space. However, I can't seem to find what it is that's taking up so much space. When I look at what all is on there, nothing seems to add up to the amount that it says is on there. My main drive is 69.6 GB big and it says I have 13 GB free (I know that's low, that's why I'm trying to clear it out of things I don't need on there). The problem is, I have uninstalled and deleted everything I don't need and have the main drive almost down to the essentials and a few other programs I use regularly. It should leave me with almost 30 GB free space, but as I have mentioned, it says I only have 13 GB free. Aside from what I have done, how else can I find out what is taking up all this space? Could it just be that something is wrong with my main drive? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Solved: Main Hard Drive Mystery

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Here is the situation. My customer called me and said his computer keeps booting in an endless loop. I suspected a corrupted master boot record. I went to his house, booted up into the Recovery Console, did memory checks and such, and did a FIXBOOT command. Well, this did nothing for me except give me some typing practice. I noticed too that I can't get it to boot into SAFE MODE.

When I rebooted it, it came up with the infamous "NTLDR IS MISSING - PRESS CTRL-ALT-DEL TO RESTART". And then it gets really exciting!! I tried rebooting again and got the BSOD 0x0000007f error. Well, I did all of the normal processes of elimination by removing one RAM module at a time (but memory already checked good so it was more of a second check than anything else) and disconnected one CD/DVD drive, although since I worked on the hard drive last, it just makes sense that something went awry on the hard drive.

Moving right along, I removed the hard drive and connected it to my Linux laptop (gotta love Linux!!!) and Linux sees all of the folders and files. I think something got messed up in the boot sector but now all I can get is a constant BSOD. Let me just clarify one point I left out above....the BSOD appears when I try to boot from the Windows XP disc in an attempt to get back into the Recovery Console. I think that perhaps the FIXBOOT and FIXMBR commands jacked up some pointers and now the processor doesn't know where to look so it stops.

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A:[SOLVED] BSOD due to main hard drive

Hi Mike, you know I've been seeing this kind of thing alot lately. It ususally ends up being just like you said a totally messed up boot record. Now how this comes to be I really haven't found out yet, although I suspect some sort of a Win update, 3rd party service conflict that is occuring to all these computers. Although you may very well be able to resolve this without a reinstall, since you are able to recover the info with linux, the easiest fastest way to fix this persons computer is going to be to get the data, use kill disk to wipe the drive and do a format and re-install. Believe me the client will thank you since the computer will most likely work better than ever. If you need a link to download killdisk just let me know. I'm sorry I don't have a better fix for you, but I have tried everything else with this problem and as I said this was always the easiest fix.

Let Me know if I can help further.

Reguards
Patmark

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I cannot get the MC7354 on the Thinkpad T520 to work. It is constantly complaining that the Hardware switch is off when this laptop does not have a WWAN hardware switch. I also have a MC7700 that is doing the exact same thing.  I can't get either of these cards to work simply cause I can't get them to actually turn on in windows. 













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A:MC7354 on T520 [Main Problem Solved, No LTE however]

I believe the slide switch at the front left controls both the WiFi and WWAN radios

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I have a hard drive that comes with my PC and that has a corrupted Windows, but the boot.ini still works fine. So I got a new hard drive and installed a new fresh copy of Windows XP on it. So now I want to format the old hard drive and use the new hard drive as the boot drive. However, if I removed the old hard drive, the new hard drive doesn't boot at all. I've tried using the FIXMBR, FIXBOOT, and BOOTCFG /REBUILD commands, but I think I did it wrong.

Thanks,
Dwh12
 

A:Solved: Changing the Main Boot Drive

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On outlook express, when it first opens, the main window has gone, which has a link to MSN Explorer i think, and says how many unread email messages you have. Is there anyway to get it back, because I liked it better than opening on to a blank white screen, or my inbox. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Outlook Express main window has gone - please help!

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=393867

eddie
 

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