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Finger swipe to login suddenly disappeared?!

Q: Finger swipe to login suddenly disappeared?!

Hi all, I'm not specifically a technical expert, but this morning when I booted up my windows 7 professional laptop something was completely missing. Usually to login I use the finger swipe recognition and in white writing this usually appears as " swipe finger to login " above the admin login button, however this seems to be missing and swiping my finger on the sensor does not do a thing. I should also mention when first set up windows this was stupidly my only way of getting into my computer and now am stuck and confused. Thank you if you may offer any help.

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No previous problems then yesterday I turned on laptop & when I swiped my finger the sensor stopped blinking & went to the login screen for me to put in a password. When I type in my password it says it's not correct.Please help, I am not that experienced in computers!Thanks

A:The finger swipe & login doesn't work

Hi @Bags2, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP ENVY TouchSmart m7 Notebook and the Fingerprint reader not working correctly. You can do a system restore. System restore will help if something automatically updated and did not go well on the Notebook. When performing a System restore please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices as they can cause issues. Please get back to me how this goes. If  you wish to say Thanks for my efforts to help, click the Thumbs up to give me a Kudos.   Thanks. 

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I just got a new Lenova Flex 5 and after about a montht the finger print options for logging in disapeared. It never asks for the finger print as an option for it anymore. I have to use a pin to sign in. Also, it doesn't have an option to switch back to the fingre printer. It's like the option is gone computer wide.





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Has anybody been able to change settings for 3 finger swipe in Windows 10?Switching apps using 3 finger gestures is absolutely useless, and I would like to be able to use the same gestures to go back and forth.  When I installed Synaptics driver for other products, version 18.x and for Windows 8.1, I would get the back and forth option back. The only problem is that the trackpad buttons do not work. Everything else worked fine except for that. I tried a number of 18.x versions, and all of them had the same issue. Synaptics driver for P70 Windows 8.1, ver. 19.x, doesn't have back and forth option. This has become vastly annoying, especially when I'm browsing the web using the touchpad as going back would require a rather lengthy travel of my hand. I use Chrome mainly and I have to press two physical buttons, Alt and an arrow key, to go back and forth.  Please, any input will be greatly appreciated.  

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As seen in this video:



Is it possible to emulate that "sliding" feature where you can switch to different windows so easily? I can't believe it's not a built in feature it would be so much easier to navigate through windows than having to point and click on them!

A:Is it possible to get that Mac three finger swipe feature?

The closest you can get in standard windows shell would be probably using Synaptics driver for touchpad and setting 3 finger gesture to Win+Tab (or two times it to switch between windows) or Ctrl+Tab (to switch between tabs).

Of course, there would be no "sliding" animation itself, only standard Win+tab animation.

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Hello,
I have a Dell XPS 13 9333 upgraded to a Win10.
Everything works absolutely fine except gestures on touchpad.
WRONG -> Three finger swipe-up opens cortana, swipe-down opens system params.
Expected opened apps to be shown and minimization of opened windows. It was so for a while but then suddenly stopped working.
Everything checked correctly in DELL touchpad settings.

How can I solve this issue?
Thanx in advance!

A:Win10 3 finger swipe fail

Just started experiences this issue recently as well on my Inspiron 7537... very odd. Very odd indeed. Did you find a solution?

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Hello, My 3 finger swipe does not work at all on my brand new X1 Carbon ThinkPad. I have gfone into the configuration settings for the touchpad and have 3 finger swipe enabled for task switching, but it does not work AT ALL. I would be grateful for any suggestions.  thanks

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Hi, I have Thinkpad X1 Carbon (System Model 20A7001PAD) , I upgraded to Windows 10 and was researching touchpad shortcuts and found that I can't use touchpad shortcuts to show Task View or switch virtual desktops using touchpad swipe.  I'm using latest Synaptic driver (19.0.17.85) and enabled (Swipe) under (Gestures) within (Mouse Proerties). Also, under in Windows 10 settings (Mouse & Touchpad) why does my touchpad shows up as (Mouse) and not as (Touchpad) Thanks,Abdul

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Hello,I have enabled inverted/natural 2-finger scrolling but when I enabled 4-finger swipe (to switch virtual desktops) it is not inverted; there is no option in the Synaptics advanced setting to do so either... How would I fix this issue? Will Lenovo release a corrected driver? (I have a Dell XPS 15 as well and 4-finger swipe is inverted/natural). I have the 20FB Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Synaptics Driver 19.3.4.61 with driver date 12/13/2016 (installed the driver from here)


























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Hey everyone,
I am having a problem with the UPEK software that came with my laptop. It doesnt respond like it is supposed to when i swipe my finger on the sensor if im at the desktop. Normally, it would have a pop-up. But now nothing. Also, if I am in IE8, I would normally swipe my finger, and there would be a pop-up asking if i wanted to save my password, and nothing again. I know my sensor is working because i use it to log in and i use it to sign into the Protector Suite program.
Anyone know why?

Thanks,
Ben

A:Protector Suite not responding to finger swipe?

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ben

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Any help is greatly appreciated. X1 Carbon, type: 20AS, 2nd gen, Windows 10 I would like to be able to three finger swipe left and right to go back and forward in a browser, similar to macs. The three finger swipe up and down current works, as well as all the other trackpad functions.Anyone have solution?Have any update from lenovo?Thank you.

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Any help is greatly appreciated. X1 Carbon, type: 20BS, 3rd gen, Windows 10 I would like to be able to three finger swipe left and right to go back and forward in a browser, similar to macs. The three finger swipe up and down current works, as well as all the other trackpad functions. Searching the forums reveals that some have had success installing a driver built for Windows 8.1. I have tried (unsuccessfully) to uninstall the current Synaptics Pointing Device driver (19.0.17.27) for Windows 10 in Device Manager, and install this driver for 8.1 (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-W-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-W55... Here is what I have tried so far:  Device Manager > Mice and Other Pointing Devices > Synaptics Pointing Device > Uninstall > check Delete Driver Software for this DeviceThen: install the driver from the link above (n10gw23w.exe / Driver 18.1.27.32) > restart After restart, when I check the driver under Device Manager, it is still 19.0.17.27; not 18.1.27.32. Under the mouse settings in the Synaptics Control Panel > Gestures > Three Fingers, there is not a drop down option for swipe left/right for back/forward.  What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions to get the swipe to work?   

A:Three finger swipe right/left for browser back/for...

Also, when I try to install a new driver an error pops up: "Synaptics driver not found!"

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Dear Friends, Hope all is well.  I wrote "directly to HP Tech/Support and due to the warranty it defaults to here.A couple of matters.One I need a replacement Key and hinges for the *insert- Scroll key*The other issue(s) are that none of the finger sensitive swipe controls work to control speaker volumes or <<RW - Play >|| -FF >> and not last and not least the WiFi  indicator does not glow. I have always liked and used HP so I hope you can help me with these matters even though the computer is quite old and out of warranty. Sincerely, Raphael

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Hello, I haven't got a clue why this issue happens and haven't seen a post anywhere on google about anyone having the same issue. I have two T470s here in the office, both of them will lock if you swipe downwwards quickly with two fingers. As you can imagine this is very annoying for the users when they are scrolling as every now and then it will lock! Anyone else had this issue before?

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I'm using an HP Spectre x360, with Windows 8.1 (factory installed).  I have the most up-to-date Synaptics touchpad drivers, as obtained from the HP website under my computer model number. The problem is when trying to use the Synaptics 3-finger swipe in Internet Explorer 11.  It does not work reliably.  Sometimes I'll have to swipe multiple times before the swipe will register and the browser will navigate backward or forward accordingly.  It seems as if there's some sort of focus problem, like an initial swipe or two creates the proper focus, and then a final swipe finally causes the appropriate navigation.  The behavior will change depending on the website.  For very simple sites, sometimes a single swipe will suffice, but with more complex sites, the problems tends to surface. Can this be fixed with the Synaptics drivers, with a registry edit, or with some other hack?

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I have a Yoga 14 (Type 20FY) that I am hoping to improve the gestures of. Currently the touchpad settings do not have any option for a four finger swipe. I have the latest drivers (11.21.9.3 Elan). I am looking to add the ability to use the four finger swipe to change desktops.  

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Hi! Love my Yoga.  But wishing the TouchPad would do the Windows Three Finger Swipe Up to show Task View, just like the touch screen / swipe from left does. The Synaptics Settings screen shows it on. (see attached screen shot)  I've turned it off and back on - but I can't get it to work. I see entries here and on the web about other swipe issues and the fix being deleting registry keys / uninstalling / reinstalling the driver - but none of them seem definitive.  Any definitive advice out there? Thanks!

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Hi everyone, I have a peculiar issue with the Synaptics driver on Windows 10 (Build 14393.693) Apparently every time the laptop goes to sleep, the option for 4-finger swipe to switch virtual desktops gets automatically disabled. Users have been facing a similar issue on other laptops with the 3 finger-swipe not working & have been able to fix it by restarting one of the services running in the background or modifying the registry.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/Windows-10-gestures-with-Synaptics-touchpad/td-p/2140422 Unfortunately I have not been able to find a solution for the problem with the 4-finger option.Does anyone else face the same issue? Thank you! 


























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Hello, Suddenly my two-finger scroll stopped working. I do not recall updating recently so if anyone could help I would appreciate it very much! Model: HP Envy Spectre-xt, 13-2000 eoWindows 10 pro Thank you, Mike 











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A:Two finger scroll suddenly not working

Windows 10 updates on its own by default. Microsoft gave a choice to either auto update or refuse all updates, unlike in previous Microsoft operating systems. Enter the Control Panel and  click on the Synaptics section and renable the option there.

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I have recently noticed that the finger scanner for login in does not work. I tried to delete my current finger setting and rescan my finger details. However, I am now being told that "something went wrong" and to "try again later". I noticed that the HP SimplePass file was downloaded and installed on the 14th January 2017. Is there anything that I need to do or have done that has resulted in the finger scanner not working. Hope you can help. Thanks.

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My finger print login was working but i had to do a recovery do to it was not working right and now I can't use it at all

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Hello everyone!I have had problems with finger print login at startup. I have re-newed those credencials but still its a major problem forcing me everytime to use my password and all the works that are required for identification before I get onto the OS, then I can  login with my finger print.  Did anyone else have the same issue? What is causing the problem? Please share. Thanking you in advance  

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is there any way that i can use windows hello on windows 8.1 surface pro3. i got the type cover with finger print ID can't find a way to enable it. can someone help. DONT WANT TO UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10

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Hi, I installed HP Client Security Manager version 9.0.1.2128 and also install the finger print reader driver for Folio 9480m from HP site. Within the Client Security Manager, I setup the finger prints and I can use it for authentication. However when I am on login screen, I swip the finger enrolled and screen shows "The finger print is verified" but just stay there, not log me in to windows 7.  I had to type in my username and password to login. I have windows 7 enterprise 64bit. Please advise.

A:Can not login Windows 7 with Finger print

Hello You may try the following to fix the issue Update the BIOSEnable biometric supportClean the fingerprint readerUpdate the device driverUpdate the fingerprint reader softwareFind new device drivers if you changed operating systems Use the following document which will guide you how to perform the above mentioned steps http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02519007  ***If my post helped, click the White thumbs-up symbol to say thanks******Please mark Accept As Solution if my post solved your problem******Although I am an HP Employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP***





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Hello,

I have been searching for a solution

My R700 on Win7 was working flawlessly using the finger print scanner. At some point without any reason the
hardware (finger print reader to login) was not recognized by the OS anymore.

- I tried to remove the driver software, reinstalled it
- updated it and so on resulting that the hardware was not found.
- I even removed all relevant entries from the registry - no go.

- the Authentic Finger Print software starts up, but only giving an error that the FP-reader is not present.

Is there a way to remove the stored fingerprint manually by deleting the manually.

The hardware is working according to the support. (Machine was send in)
However I do not wish to re-setup the entire machine (it is a business notebook) just to get this to work?

Any hints or step by step intro to achieve this?

I could not find a descritpion on how to remove fingerprints (cause I suspect that is the problem) manually since the software to do this does not start up.

Any input would be appreciated.

Best regards
julian

A:Portege R700 Finger Print Reader suddenly not recognised from OS

If you don't see the fingerprint hardware or unresolved devices in Device Manager then the device is either disabled in the BIOS or the fingerprint sensor is faulty or loose, or there was a liquid spill causing corrosion.

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Hi Everyone,

I am currently trying to configure the Finger Print login function on an HP ProBook 4730s. Although I have finger prints registered they do not appear to be working at the login screen (e.g.: when CTRL + ALT + DEL is presented on the screen).

Once Windows 7 (x64) loads and a standard keyboard login is performed I am able to access the HP Protect Tools application that allows me to register finger prints. I am therefore confident that appropriate drivers, and software are installed, however I suspect that one or more requisite software packages is not starting prior to logon.

If anybody has any suggestions regarding how to get finger print login working can you please let me know?

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Can't login using finger print scanner on HP ProBook

Hello Dave mate try opening msconfig and see what is being loaded on start up. I usually untick everything except the Kaspersky and the HP stuff might be listed there though and make sure the fingerprint item is left in or is in.

Sorry but I am on my 8 laptop at the moment so I cannot send a screenshot to show you what I mean. But the msconfig looks the same as my pic except that Start tab is different with what I have here and lists all the features ticked to load on boot up.

Just as a by the by this is good if you want better performance..
Optimize Windows 7

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Hi Everyone,

I am currently trying to configure the Finger Print login function on an HP ProBook 4730s. Although I have finger prints registered they do not appear to be working at the login screen (e.g.: when CTRL + ALT + DEL is presented on the screen).

Once Windows 7 (x64) loads and a standard keyboard login is performed I am able to access the HP Protect Tools application that allows me to register finger prints. I am therefore confident that appropriate drivers, and software are installed, however I suspect that one or more requisite software packages is not starting prior to logon.

If anybody has any suggestions regarding how to get finger print login working can you please let me know?

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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I've applyed Windows 10 Creators Update to my ENVY 13-d010nr NoteBook. But after update, my fingerprint sensor doen't work after screen saver's lock screen.I have to reboot my notebook to activate fingerprint recognition now. It worked well before the Windows 10 Creators Update.

A:Finger print login doesn't work after upgrading to Windows 1...

Read the release notes before installing the new Windows 10 fingerprint recognition software.https://support.hp.com/soar-attachment/951/col51136-ob-173531-1-ob-173531-1_sp71729_releasedoc.html Here is the most recent driver for your notebook for Windows 10.https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-envy-13-d000-notebook-pc/7771341/model...

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One of my hdds, that I was just using has suddenly disappeared.

Luckily, I have all my movies on it backed up up to another Hdd.

I haven't opened up the comp yet, but have done a Restore - still not there or in Disc Mgmt.

I received no warnings - could it have just dropped dead without warning?

This happened immediately after I had xsferred WMP recordings to a different hdd, although I can't see any correlation.

A:Hdd suddenly disappeared

The first thing I would do is to boot into BIOS and see if the drive is recognized there. If it isn't, open the case and check the drive connections and make sure that they haven't worked their way loose from vibration. While you're inside the case, put your finger on the drive (on the drive's case. Don't touch the drive electronics.) and turn on the power switch. As the machine powers up, you should feel a little bit of vibration and movement from inside the drive. If you don't feel anything, the drive might be seized up.

It isn't unusual for a drive's bearings to suddenly seize up and stop spinning. No spin, no data, no drive.

Try those things above and post the results. (Please)

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Hi everyone, I did a defrag on my PC today, and now my sound does not want to work.

I think that something may have gotten reset, but I have no idea where to look to see if thats the trouble or not.

I am running Win XP with SP 2 installed. I did this so far >>

START > control panel >> sounds and audio devices = on the volume tab it says No Audio Devices.

I know that is wrong though as I had not been having any trouble with sound before I did the defrag thing.

Can someone tell me where to look to reset my PC so that it knows how to talk again? Thanks

Wendy

A:SOUND SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED !

First off, please tell us what sound card you have, so you can check to see if maybe the drivers were uninstalled/corrupted. To see your sound card, please download everest. It is a tool used to identify and diagnose installed system hardware/memory/storage devices. Pretty much the core components of a pc. You can download it here:http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=enonce you open everest, do as the follows.On the left side, click the multimedia tab, then click on PCI/pnp audio. It will then list your sound card, It should link you to the manufacturers site where you can download new drivers. If it doesnt, just do a google search for the company and then navigate to the part of their site listed as drivers.hope this helps.

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I have an old verison of ACT 6.0 and using it onWindows XP. It has been running well for years and suddenly I noticed the top menu bar disappeared. (File Lookup etc etc) The database is useless without it. I don't know what I did but I guess it must be a simple fix.
 

A:ACT 6.0 menu bar suddenly disappeared

You may be able to solve your problem by visiting the ACT community forums.
 

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I restarted my laptop after trying to uninstall a printer only to have numerous files and functions suddenly disappear from the computer (Vista home premium). 99% of files in My document, desktop and bookmarks disappeared. Also, I can no longer log into my main user account (I guess it's same as admin). Fingerprint is no longer functioning. The start menu went blank with only firefox remaining. I have tried system restore to no avail. Also, I scanned with Panda and AVG but no virus detected.
could someone please help!

A:My files suddenly disappeared

If you cannot log into your user account, there's a good chance that your documents are still in there. Can you make a new Administrator account and see if you can locate the files in your old account?

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Hi , my sound has suddenly disappeared. I have a cheap sound card so I thought it had broken down.
Went out and bought another cheapo sound card, installed it and drivers, still no sound. No yellow question marks except on ethernet and VGA. Checked that a mute hadn't been accidentally set.

Did system restore to a time when sound was working, still nothing.
Returned cheapo sound car and bought more expensive one which has ability for 4 speakers. Still no sound.

Please help as I will miss the end of my serial on BBC Radio 7

Woosterbert.
 

A:Sound has suddenly disappeared

why have you got ? against VGA & Ethernet - you need to install all the drivers , and motherboard chipset

can you supply make and models of PC motherboard
 

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Well, today I switched on my computer. I wanted to play some music through WinAMP v2.8, so I opened it up, and tried to play song, and I got the error:

Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration.
Error code: 88780078

My computer is not playing any sound, and it isnt recognizing a sound card. This happened all of a sudden. It worked perfectly fine before. My sound card is sitting perfectly fine into the PCI slot. I've checked it and refitted it.

What do you guys think I should do?
 

A:Audio Has Suddenly Disappeared!!

What Operating System?
Have you recently updated the drivers or added any software that might have altered driver files?
Is the Sound Card still listed in Device Manager? Is there a ? or a ! in Device Manager? If so have you tried removing it from there and rebooting to let the OS detect it?

Have you tried a different PCI slot?
 

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Hello to everybody, and here's my problem.
I had a small problem recelntly with my anti virus. (I use AVG free edition). It stopped work, in fact stopped updating itself. So I tried to uninstall it, then install again. Then tried to install a different one. Shortly, I tried a bunch of stuff. Maybe I shouldn'd do that, but, well, it's already done.
So the next time I restarted my computer, and tried to access Internet Explorer - there was no service. The cable seems ok, and I didn't touch anything in properties. I'm really not that good with Internet and all that stuff. So if you could explain me in simple language what can it be. If not - well, I'll be glad any kind of help.
Thanks in advance.

A:Internet Suddenly Disappeared

Actually, right now I tried to repair the connection, and I got "cannot renew your IP address". Any ideas?

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Hi,

A massive size folder from my external harddisk disappeared suddenly. The space is still occupied yet it is not there. I did:

* Reveal hidden folders
* Reveal protected operating system files
*used
tree g:\ /a > 0 & start notepad 0
And there is no sign of the folder anywhere. And with all folders and files unhidden, I selected them all and the size of the disappeared folder is not with them.

Please help

Edit: There is a hidden "found.000" folder that I read in some blog it might contain the lost files but has 0 size and shows empty and not accessible.

A:Folder Disappeared Suddenly

In the unlikely event that it has been accidentally moved to another location, can you remember the names of any of the sub-folders, if so, try using "Search programs and files" in the box revealed by the start button. If any of the names come up, right-click on one of them and chose "Open folder location", this will show where the folder is now. If it has accidentally been deleted you need a program that finds & retrieves deleted files, so in the meantime don't add or delete anything from the external drive, leave it as intact as possible.

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I have a Compaq Presario Desktop SR5310F with an HP w17e monitor and I run on windows vista premium home edition (32-bit). the native resolution on my monitor is 1440 x 900. I've had this computer for about 3 months and i am absolutely positive that my computer supported and was using this resolution just fine until this morning when i took my computer out of sleep mode and to my surprise, the resolution was reset to 800 x 600. and on top of that it no longer supports 1440 x 900?! my Graphics card is the intel 82945g express chipset family and i've gone to both the intel and the compaq websites to download new drivers. unfortunately neither of these fixed the problem. i've been lookin all over the place online but to no avail...

any suggestions?
 

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All my QuickBook files have suddenly disappeared. I have done multiple searches and cannot find them. I have read various threads and done the following:

1. Ran AVG Virus scan - then removed AVG antivirus - nothing found
2. Ran CCleaner: found several items and removed.
3. Ran Spybot: found nothing
4. Ran Malwarebytes: found nothing
5. Ran SUPERspyware: found nothing
5. Ran ESET online scanner: found 4 items which will post if needed.

Between each scan I shutdown and restarted computer.

Please could you help me? Thank you!

A:All .QBW files disappeared suddenly

Hello, not sure if it is malware but DO Not run a Temp file or registry cleaner as it may eliminate them.Yes post the ESET log.Lets try this. There is an infection family that will also hide some/all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:UnHideOnce the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.

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My computer has so many problems with audio, but none as major as it is now. I don't know much about how hardware works but I have Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB. Everything worked fine when I first got the computer but everything just went downhill.

1. After a while 4 of my 6 speakers (excluding my sub woofer which still works) decided to stop working on me.

2. A while later my max volume decided to decrease so I have to have everything at on high to hear well.

3. Yesterday I got on to notice that the speakers were now putting out barely any sound at all. I tested it with headphones and that too was putting out barely any volume.

4. I restarted my computer to see if it would fix it but now it just doesn't work at all, the speakers or headphones. If i turn the volume up full I can hear the 2 speakers that work producing static but not any sound/music.

Everything is just really screwed up and I'm getting pissed at my computer. I tried installing an updated driver from the Sound Blaster website but it said i didn't have the correct hardware installed for it to work, even though I made sure to download the one for Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB. I am in need of serious help.
 

A:Audio Suddenly Disappeared

Is there some kind of audio software (equalizer, mixer, bass manager etc...) that came bundled with the motherboard? If so, try using that to restore sound, there may be a conflict between the software and the driver or the OS volume controls. Of course, the sure-fire way to fix this problem is to buy yourself a nice dedicated Sound Blaster adapter and disable the onboard sound altogether. Only do this if you have confirmed the speakers are dead, try them on another system or some other device with an audio jack. If they still work, then perhaps the onboard audio has been disabled in BIOS.
 

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Hi All, I turned my laptop on today and noticed that I didn't have an icon for Bluetooth on my taskbar any longer. I checked Device Manager, and Bluetooth didn't appear. So I clicked Show Hidden, and it appeared. I tried updating via Device Manager after that, didn't work. I went onto the Acer website, and downloaded both the Atheros and Intel Bluetooth drivers, neither did anything. I then uninstalled everything Bluetooth under Device Manager and restarted, hoping Windows would automatically reinstall. It seems to have made the problem worse, because now I can't even get Bluetooth to appear in Device Manager after choosing "Show Hidden".  HELP!

A:VN7-592G Bluetooth suddenly disappeared

I also have this problem, I use a bluetooth mouse and minimum once a day the mouse stops working, every time the bluetooth disappeared from the devices. I either wait a couple of seconds and click the mouse and it works again or I activate the touchpad and it starts working then. Sometimes it takes a while to reappear and I would love to have a solution for this nuisance.

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My Desktop Icons/folders has suddenly disappeared from the actual desktop, meaning when I ctr>alt>delete and type explorer.exe in new task, i see all my folders!
 
I am using a desktop organizer, Fences, my operating system is Windows XP
 
I have attached a screenshot of my desktop
 
Please help.
 
Thanks
 
MaaD

A:Desktop Icons has suddenly disappeared!

Have a look at
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/desktop-icons-missing-or-disappeared/
 
See if that helps.
 
Run the file checker to make sure you havnt lost necessary systm files.Go to Start, run, type CMD and then type:sfc /SCANNOW
to invoke the file checker.(Youl need your windows install disk).
 
You might want to run a virus check with your antivirus or something like Malwarebytes,just in case something has corrupted you file system..

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I had this folder full of text documents but now it seems to have disappeared. I can't use system restore because i recently erased all the restore points. I've tried using recuva as well. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:folder suddenly disappeared from desktop

You probably dragged it somewhere by mistake using Windows Explorer. Do a search for it.
My mom does it all the time.

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Hi,
this is somewhat hard to explain. Yesterday, while doing nothing special, I tried going to My Documents but windows informed me that the folder doesn't exist. I did pay much attention to it at first. Next I wanted to check the size of some file on my desktop and it was 0kb, checked another one and it was 0kb too. At this point I realized something is wrong and turned off the computer. I started it again and windows warned me that there is no profile so a default one will be created (something along these lines) and there was absolutely nothing - nothing on my desktop, no programs... Windows explorer could not find any HDDs. I thought I had lost all my personal data but then I started windows in safe mode and I found out that all files seem to be where they've always been.
Right at the time this happened I had just installed Blender and I was using it to convert one 3d file format to another, if it helps. Other then that I didn't do anything unusual.
I was suspecting a virus at first but I am not so sure anymore.
My system is:
Dell vostro 1700 laptop
Core™2 Duo 2.6 ghz
4gb RAM
Graphic Card 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Windows XP x64

Any idea what might have happened and what to do next?
Thank you!
 

A:Windows profile suddenly disappeared

You could try a system restore from safe mode

Back to before the problem started

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084
 

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Hi, I have HP Pavilion 15-E033TX with following specs: Processor: Intel Core i7 4702MQ 2.2GHzRAM: 12 GB DDR3Hard Disk: 750GB ToshibaDisplay: Intel HD 4600 and AMD Radeon 8670MWired Network: Realtek PCIe FE Family ControllerWiFI Module: Raink RT3290 802.11bgn WiFI AdaptorWindows: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (x64) This laptop is with me for past two years. Everything was working untill today when i powered on my laptop, it did not give me any display. I again restarted and got the same result. No i restarted it third time and noticed following details: 1) As soon as laptop powers on, the power LED is on but there is no Hard Disk activity at all2) During all this the display is always a black screen3) I connected an external LED Monitor to my laptop but the result was still the same i.e. no display4) I opened the back panel and removed Hard Disk and RAM modules from laptop and again restarted but resulat was again the same. I am suspecting that when my laptop is switched on, it dosent go beyond POST or BIOS check. It seems like it just powers on and rest do nothing because i cant see Hard Disk LED lit or any sound from laptop regarding the sound of spindle of Hard Disk. Its all calm as hell after powering on. One more thing is that i think the Cell / Battery of BIOS is not working or expired because everytime i start my laptop, i get wrong date and year which i have to set manually everytime. I dont know if it is related to my problem or not but i thought t... Read more

A:Laptop Display has suddenly disappeared

Unfortunately what I believe you have there is a dead motherboard. 

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I am very frustrated. Turned the PC on (Lenovo Yoga 2 13 Win 10 latest update), worked some time with my bluetooth mouse on, suddenly the mouse stopped working, the occasional OFF-ON the mouse did not help (as it usually does), I went to Settings, and acctually did see the Bluetooth settings dissapeared before me! I read up everything, watched tutorials on Youtube, in Device Manager have found Bluetooth in hidden, but nothing worked to put it back on (in many tutorials the start looked the same, but did not fix it for me). I tried to uninstal it, reinstal it from the Intel and Lenovo site. The bluetooth is installed, services are running, still, its nowere to be found....... This is the second time this happened - the first time it has fixed miraculously itsself after a few hours of me reading up and trying everything...........when I gave up, in some time it just resumed. Please help, I have spent all night on it...... (tried everything written and in all youtube tutorials), it did not happen after update, I tried updating the driver first, followed all the tutorials. The restore did not work, and now the restore point is gone........Do not want to refresh the PC....

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When my wife shut down her Acer Aspire laptop this morning vista installed a couple of updates.Upon starting it up later in the day wireless was gone.

When I got home today I checked it out thinking maybe the router just needed a reset or Vista needed restarting however still no wireless.Upon closer inspection I realised the wireless adapter(Atheros 5007....) isnt listed in the device manager any more.As far as Vista is concerned it just does not exist.

I know there is nothing wrong with the adapter as I dual boot Linux and it works fine there.

Anyway I have tried a few restore points to no avail...anyone have any suggestions?

A:Wireless functionality suddenly disappeared

Oh, simple, go to the Acer website, find support for your PC and download and install the wireless adapter drivers. It should be good as new.

It happened with my HP once. But in my case, I had to install the drivers and reboot. But when I restarted the next time, they were gone again.

If this happens to you, quickly use system restore to go to an even earlier state, before things go upside down. For some reason, I couldn't and I had to give my laptop to the Service Center and have parts replaced.

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