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What is so special about an Inspiron 17R 7720 "Special Edition"?

Q: What is so special about an Inspiron 17R 7720 "Special Edition"?

I have two Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 laptops. My "old" one I bought direct from Dell in 2012, the "new" one, advertised as an "Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition", I bought on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. I still have the original paperwork for the old one from when I purchased it from Dell and there is no mention of "Special Edition" in the paperwork. Both are identified only as "Inspiron 7720" on the label on the underside of the computer, and there are no "Special Edition" markings or labeling anywhere on the new computer.
Hardware is pretty much identical, 1TB Samsung ST1000LM024HN HDDs, 8 GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000/Nvidia GeForce GT 650M Video/3D graphics, Backlit Keyboard on both. The only hardware differences are the old computer has an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor (specified by me when I ordered the computer) and a 32GB mSATA SSD while the new computer has an Intel Core i5-3210M processor and no mSATA SSD.
So what makes the "Special Edition" so special? Is there REALLY anything different about "Special Edition" computers, or was that just some sort of marketing hype?

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A: What is so special about an Inspiron 17R 7720 "Special Edition"?

The mSATA cache drive was one of the differentiators. When that system was built, SSDs were appreciably more expensive than they are now.

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I have a 7720, 17r spec edition. and my usb 3.0 stick isnt working but it does work oni my windows 8 desktop. so far neither microsoft no dell has been able to figure it out.
Im pretty sure it is the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver.  but when i try to install the one on the intel website i get a message saying that my system inst compatible. so i tried to download it from the dell website and it says it cant be found!!!

its really disapointing when your brand new computer doesnt work.

A:Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver for 7720 inspiron 17r special edition

Hi Logan,
I apologize for the inconvenience caused. The driver for USB 3.0 is not available as Windows 8 includes native support for USB 3.0.I will recommend you to  re-install chipset drivers:

Click on 'Start ‘and right click on 'My Computer'.
Click on 'Manage' and click on 'Device Manager'.
Expand 'Universal Bus Controller' and right click on each entry named as 'USB Root Hub' and click on 'uninstall'.
Once done, restart the system and install Chipset drivers from both the links: 


INTEL Intel Management Engine Interface: http://dell.to/XfgiE3Dell Intel HM77 Chipset: http://dell.to/XtphhaCard reader: http://dell.to/VLDhsw
Steps to install a driver:

Click on 'Download File'.
Select 'Single-file download' and click on 'Continue'.
Click on 'Save' and save the driver on the desktop.
Right click on the driver from the desktop and select 'Run as administrator'.
Install the driver following the on screen instructions.
Restart the system after the installation is done. 

Once the chipset drivers are installed, make sure you install all the Windows updates and restart the system.
 Update the BIOS in case the issue is not resolved:

Click on the link: http://dell.to/12zxqbA
Click on 'Download Now'.
Select 'Single-file Download' and click on 'Continue'.
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Can the laptop handle 2 8GB dimms for a total of 16 instead of how it is sold with 8. The laptop would be viable but the memory is holding it back.

A:Inspiron 17R Special Edition Memory

Hi,
Welcome to the community.
Well, Dell does not recommend 2 sticks of 8 GB RAM each installed in this system as that may cause a motherboard failure. However installing 8 GB, 1600 MHZ chips may or may not work.
Let me know in case there are any other concerns. Glad to be of assistance.
Thanks & Regards
Dell_Chiranjeev_S
Dell Social Media Responder

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 Like 4 years ago a guy uploaded following video:

- Recently, after sharp price drop, I bought same Corsair 16gb and installed into my 15R 7520 
- Tested and laptop works  properly & faster

See my current configuration (screenshot Dell website):
Picture package:
Adios amigos !

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Hey
I have inspiron 15r se with 1TB HDD.
I would like to add a mSATA card to my system to be able to use IRST.
Is it possible now?
I am skeptic because I have read online that systems which were not shipped with 32 GB mSATA card, doesn't have mSATA port for later installation.
When I purchased the system at that time dell had the option for adding 32 GB mSATA card in the customization section, but now dell has removed the whole customization section from the website. And in the pre-configured models, there is no option for mSATA card.
Please clear this doubt and if possible post the pictures of the system and the daughter board where mSATA card can be installed.
If you need any further details regarding my system configuration, feel free to ask.
Thanks in advance

A:Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

Hey everyone!
All those who are willing to buy Dell Inspiron 15R special edition (7520), and would like to upgrade the system with mSATA card manually after making the purchase, must know that there are  two different configurations with which the system is being sold. While on one of these configuration there is an mSATA port available on the daughter board (part number N7JHH) in the system. Whereas on the other configuration there is no mSATA port available on the daughter board (part number MRDMM) present in the system.
Most of the Dell representatives don't have any information in this regard and they are openly stating that mSATA cards are compatible with 7520. Please don't go by their words and ask them specifically if the above mentioned daughter board is present in the system or not. Only a very few of them are stating  "If the system was not ordered with mSATA  card most likely your system daughter board will not have the mSATA slot", that too after days of inquiry.
If you are hoping to upgrade the system with mSATA card, then my advice to you would be to make a prudent decision before purchasing.
Cheers!

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Hi all - quick question. I have a Inspiron 13 7000 special edition. So far, I love it. The only nit that I have with it is that frequently, when waking up from sleep - even if I just have the lid closed for 5 minutes - it takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to wake from sleep.
It's pretty annoying and if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
More info:
Latest BIOS installed
All drivers up to date using Dell's update utility.
All windows updates installed

A:Inspiron 7353 (13 7000 Special Edition) Slow to wake from sleep

Hi PierWithBeer

Thanks for writing to us.
Did the issue start recently?
Please go to advanced power settings and disable hybrid sleep option (if its on), save the changes and let us know how it goes.
Regards

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Hello,
Well to start with the problem arose 2 days earlier when I was playing League of Legends as usual.The laptop crashed to black screen and started rebooting but was presented by a blue screen error Vedio TDR Failure(atikmpag.sys) and it would keep restarting.
                                          In case you are wondering, no new drivers or windows updates were installed that day or the week.I have been using the same drivers with no issues for an year or so.I didnt have the recovery disk with me,so I downloaded the same version of OS 8.1 single language from the windows website into usb drive and successfully booted into safe mode with it.Then, I proceeded to uninstall AMD drivers and all its components and voila,my computer could boot normally again.Hence, the problem is AMD.Now, I tried installing the original AMD drivers from the dell support website , which were successful except AMD DISPLAY DRIVER,which brings me the root cause.The log just says AMD DISPLAY DRIVER status failure.Again, I uninstalled in safe mode and tried installing from AMD website(the updated ones),which installed successfully.The laptop rebooted but after 4-5 minutes,again another blue screen error popped up saying THREAD STUCK IN DEVICE DRIVER and restarted again and again.Currently, am ru... Read more

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Hi everyone - periodically, while using the new Edge browser on Windows 10 - my laptop will freeze up and give a "Graphics Driver has stopped responding and recovered message".  It happens on certain websites more than others (Facebook, CNN, a couple of forums that I frequent)
I haven't noticed the issue in other browsers, although I really like Edge and prefer to use it - especially in tablet mode.
I can make the problem go away by going to Internet Options -> Advanced -> Accelerated Graphics and *Un* checking "Use Software Rendering Instead of GPU Rendering".
Doing this, however, obviously results in choppier page loads and sluggish performance while running Video or games.
Is there an update or hotfix that can fix this? My graphics drivers are all updated to the latest provided on Dell's website.
I will post an event log entry the next time it happens, but just putting this out there in the mean time.

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I performed clean installation of windows 8.1 on my INSPIRON 17R 7720 SPECIAL EDITION and then installed all the drivers provided on dell website. When i played music then i noticed that audio quality wasn't the same , it was just tastless and dull . I am missing Waves MaxxAudio 4.0 which i could not find on dell driver site. PLEASE HELP!! . I can't use my Laptop without that !!!!

A:INSPIRON 17R SPECIAL EDITION Wave Maxx Audio 4 gone with clean windows 8.1 installation

I finally found a way to make Wave MaxxAudio working!I did a clean Windows 7 64-bit installation on my 17R 7720 SE "half year ago".Like everyone else, my Wave Maxxaudio was gone.Dell coulden't help nor anything on the Internet that can address this issue.After long time researching and attamping, Now it is back to life!!I am able to enjoy Wave MaxxAudio on my laptop again!Just follow all setps and you will get it work!I have only tried these steps on my mid 2012- 17r SE 7720.
Screenshots:
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Explaintion:
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For some reasons, Windows doesn't know our sound chip is a Conexant Audio HD device.It only recognizes it as a normal HD Audio device.Because of that, when we try to install Conexant Audio Driver, it always returns a failure message.(No device detected)Now, We need to force Window to know that it is a Conexant Audio HD device and make it installing Wave MaxxAudio software.

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Steps:
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First, you need to download few files from Dell:
Conexant Audio Driver (53MB)
IDT High-Definition Audio Driver(36MB)
Conexant CX20672-21Z(306MB)
2.Go to Control Panel->Programs and Features
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Hi guys,

Long story short broke bootloader and mbr, but got it sorted eventually after a couple of hours reading and playing with various tools. Machine boots back into XP fine with no user interaction. However when logging in logs me straight back out. I suspect this is because my D: partition (separate hdd) seems to have lost its allocation while I've been playing with the problem (probably should have physically disconnected it first. Lesson learnt) This drive however, as well as storing about 1TB of data (of which I haven't even had time to fully back up before problem occured! I know, it's ultimately my fault) was the location for some of XP's special folders, specifically My Documents; My Music; My Pictures (I think they were the only Special Folders I relocated.) Could their disappearance be causing this issue or will I have other problems somewhere? It's the only thing I can think of right now.

Partition Wizard Home Edition's Partition Recovery Wizard tool is able to find this lost partition but gives a warning when attempting to recover (see image). I don't know if it plans to copy the data which could of course potentially overwrite itself (since I don't have another drive big enough to copy to, which I don't want to waste time doing anyway) or if it just overwrites/rebuilds the partitioning section at the start of the drive. Is this operation going to be relatively safe?
Or is there a generally safer option/tool for ... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I'm on a Win2K network, and we have an old folder that contains archival files and folders from some old Mac computers that we used to use. I'm trying to archive that folder onto a CD, but most of the burner programs I've used (Nero, etc.) won't do this, because there are lots of file and folder names with strange special characters in them. I'm assuming this is because these came from Mac filesystems. Is there a way to get rid of all these characters in a batch or global way, a program I can use??

Thanks in advance for your help!

Billy Chen,
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
www.apiwellness.org
 

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I want to use the standard F1-F12 function keys but my Laptop is stuck in "Special Function" mode.
For example: Normally, if I click F11 it'd mute the laptop but now when I click it, it makes the webpage full screen.
I've tried disabling the Special function mode in System settings but there has been no difference.

Any help would be appreciated

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During my attempt to troubleshoot some Vista behavior, I checked the logs in the event viewer. While doing that, I noticed under "Security" that the log was humongous. The reason? Every minute, there is a "Special Logon" followed by two "Logon" entries. This just keeps repeating every minute. I cleared the log and rebooted... then monitored the log and the behavior continued.

Why does this happen? Is there some kind of logging that was accidentally turned on? I can't recall what I might have done, as I had to do quite a bit of troubleshooting with another problem... is there something I can check that controls logging? I tried searching the Vista forums and didn't turn up anything matching "Special Logon".

A:"Special Logon" repeats every minute in Security Event Log

Are you able to get a Snip of the Log?

Please see How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista For More Information

Also does the Log provide any Username?

Many Thanks,
Josh

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My BF2:Special Forces crashes to the desktop from a black screen after I try running the game. It also destroyed my original BF2 installation as it now does the same thing as special forces. Black screen then desktop. I read that installing patch 1.41 will fix this and I have tried installing the patch many times but all I get is a "PATCHING FAILED" message at around 8% every time. I am losing all hope here. Please help!
 

A:Battlefield 2: Special Forces crash to desktop/ BF2 patch1.41 "Patching Failed"

just brought bf2 wanting to play online couldnt due to old version i got told from a mate to download 1.41 patch dowloaded it installed fine but now when ever i try connect to a server it says invalid cd key which is odd because i registered the game plus can play single player any ideas
 

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Hello SevenForums!

A friend of mine brought a Windows 7 Ultimate x86 laptop saying that he can't log in with his account.
When he tries to log in it shows this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."
Now I've searched the internet and found a few articles how to fix this problem.
I receive error message: The user profile service failed the - Microsoft Community
You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon? error message

None of these worked. (I would like to restore the profile, not creating a new one.) I can create a second profile without any problem, but if I can I would like to save the current one.
I've looked into the event viewer and this is what I see for the problem:

Error, User Profile Service, 1500 eventID: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Details: Access is denied.

I've also checked how it all started:
This happened during a shutdown:
Warning, User Profile Service, 1530: Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. Detail: 1 user registry handles leaked from <SID>.

After this during the first start:
Error, User Profile Service, 1508: Windows was unable to load the registry. Detail: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. <Path-to-user-profile>\ntuser.dat

After this I get an 1502 error, from User Profile Service, basically with the same text. (... Read more

A:"User profile service failed the logon" special case access denied

Hello Marty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top can help give you a few options to log on with to be able to do the tutorial.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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By default I use the "HTML" format for my outgoing Outlook messages. Whenever I need to paste something into my message, such as a portion of a Word doc or a website, I normaly like to do this without any formatting. Normally, when you use the "Rich Text" message format instead of "HTML", you have the "Paste Special" option in the Edit menu which allows you to paste only the text without formatting. Why is this option not available when you use the "HTML" message format?

My current work-around is to paste my selection into Notepad first and then into the e-mail but I was hoping to skip this step.

Any thoughts?
 

A:Why can't I "Paste Special" in MS Outlook HTML message?

If you have office 2002, you should have a little icon at the end of the text that you click. The other option is to set the prefrences to use Word as your E-mail editor.
 

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Hi all,

I have a long history of BSOD's with this computer during startup but I eventually discovered (also with the help of this forum) that they were caused by my DeathAdder mouse. BSOD's during startup have vanished.

Instead, they have been replaced with BSOD's during the use of Skype, Microsoft Word, LOTRO or anything else I might have running. There's no pattern that I can discern except the BSOD's originate under the Special Pool flag. I have previously turned on Driver Verifier to help get some additional detail in my dump files.

At this point, the best I can tell the BSODs point to my Webcam and NVIDIA drivers both of which are absolutely current and have been so for some time. I've reached the point where I need some assistance from someone with a lot more expertise in parsing out system info.

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Random "Special Pool" BSOD's During General Use

Welcome
Your reports seem to point to your webcam. Go to the corporate website and update the driver
Lvrs64.sys file descriptionProductname:Logitech Webcam Software Description:Logitech Kernel Audio Improvement Filter Driver Company:Logitech Inc.
If the drivers are current as you say, try to roll them back.

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I've been receiving a blue screen of death every once in a while, and on the blue screen it states "Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption", among other things. Any ideas on how to get rid of this? I have Windows XP. Let me know if I need to post more info.

Thanks
 

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Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

In Vista, it is super easy to create a special virtual folder in My Computer that links to a remote FTP. Thereafter, you just open this folder, and can drag/drop files between your local puter and remote server. Mine is called "Remote Backup" and I use it (naturally) to move backup copies of stuff to my remote server.

Vista also has a decent backup utility, and MS makes a reasonably decent security/recovery suite (Live Onecare). Not to get into a discussion of the relative merits of those programs, but just stating that they are made by MS and/or native to Vista.

It is my understanding that in neither of these programs (native backup or L1C) can you select an FTP virtual folder as a backup location. It is not visible in the local drives listing, and is not visible in Network locations. Neither will accept a path beginning with ftp:// (or the path directly to the special folder by using "select as text" from its explorer location).

Am I missing something? Seems to me that if MS went through all the trouble of creating an easy ftp interface/virtual folder, AND the trouble of creating a backup program native to Vista, AND went through the trouble of creating a security/recovery suite designed for use in Vista, they would marry the two in order to create an easy way to provide the real benefit of offsite backups.

It is just...so...CLOSE that I think I am missing something. Is there any way to get the nat... Read more

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Greetings,

I have moved my Users directory to a separate drive as described here. I did not encounter any serious issue, however my special folders are duplicated in the Windows Explorer.

For instance in my user folder I have two Documents folder, one pointing to C:\Users\yannick\Documents and the other to D:\Users\yannick\Documents. C:\Users is a junction that points to D:\Users.

My media files are duplicated as well in Windows Media Player.

Is there a way to get around this?

Thanks.

A:Special folders "duplicated" in Windows Explorer

Originally Posted by yannick


Greetings,

I have moved my Users directory to a separate drive as described here. I did not encounter any serious issue, however my special folders are duplicated in the Windows Explorer.

For instance in my user folder I have two Documents folder, one pointing to C:\Users\yannick\Documents and the other to D:\Users\yannick\Documents. C:\Users is a junction that points to D:\Users.

My media files are duplicated as well in Windows Media Player.

Is there a way to get around this?

Thanks.



When you re-located these user folders, did you use the "Move..." button on the location tab, and then told Windows to move ALL files to the new location? Doing so will eliminate this "duplication" you are experiencing.

The information that I read from following your link says:

Change the location of each data folder (i..e Documents, Pictures, Music) individually using Windows explorer settings.Modify the Windows registry to reflect the new folder locationIf you used the "Move..." button, you should not have needed to manually edit the registry.

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The "My Videos" user folder is no where to be found so I want to recreate the same folder that once existed. This is one of those special "User Folders" that has the "Location" tab in the folders properties. As you can see in my screenshot of the window that displays after clicking on Start and entering "shell:UsersFilesFolder" in the search box, the folder is missing altogether.

Is there an easy way to create one of these special folders?

A:How do I recreate the special "My Videos" user folder?

If you mean adding new library, try this:
New Library - Create
you'll find and related tutorials there, so I think your problem should be solved in no time
cheers

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ihave some online courses i am taking. them sent me a loaded nano marked "special" on the back. win xp does not recognize it nor does itunes. the computer does nto see it at all. the darn thing will not hook up to my car device to play in the car, as it says device not recognized. so i have to get a hack or software or somehting to allow me to copy the protected contents onto my own ipod so i can listen in the car. anyone know where i can get software to allow this? thx !

A:ipod nano "special" protected

Contact the people at your online course for instructions on how to use the nano.

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Uncommon situation of a common problem:

here are the facts:
-Home network of 2 pcs and 2 laptops
-all machines work fine
-the problem exists in one of the two laptops: i can surf the net without problems except when visiting a certain website; that's when the message : Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage, appears. The same message when using Firefox in the same laptop. Also unable to login with ftp client in the site's hosting server; also unable to send/receive email through the particular domain. In all other pc's i can visit the certain website without problems, fast and easy.
- all computers are connected to internet through the same router/modem (not an ISP problem)
- all computers share the same IP address (not an IP ban problem)

As mentioned above, the site is available through any other machine in the network (not a 'server down" problem).

Any ideas, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Hard Drives: C: Total - 99999 MB, Free - 30869 MB; D: Total - 500 MB, Free - 10 MB; E: Total - 203742 MB, Free - 134938 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, ISRAA, 1.00, 0123456789AB
Antivirus: Windows Essentials*, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

*The TSG SysInfo mentions Norton Internet Security here, yet this is... Read more

A:Solved: "..... cannot display the webpage" Special

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PC World is offering its readers an opportunity to download "Driver Updates", by Touchstone Software, for $24.95. Has anyone taken advantage of this offer and, if so, how well satisfied are they with it? TIA.
 

A:"Driver Updates" special from PC World?

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Hi Dears,
I have install a application , for run windows show Unknown Publisher,
can you help me for allow only for it, and so work in regular users without prompt "Unknown Publisher"?

Thanks for your helps,

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Hello,

Yestarday, I was using my computer, and it froze completely. Only thing I could do is Alt + Tab, but it wouldnt bring up anything. So I restarted it, using the button on the computer itself.

After that the "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." message came up. I have the options (Start in safe mode / Safe mode with networking / Safe mode with command prompt / Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked) / Start Windows normally.) and everything, there is a countdown for starting windows normally, but for some reason my arrow keys dont work. I tried both num pads and the normal arrow keys and nothing works, including enter.
I know that the problem is not the keyboard, because I managed to open the "Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility" and it works just fine.

After the countdown is finished, the windows XP logo appears with the loading bar under it, and it stays like that for really long, after a while it restarts itself, and same thing happens over and over.

I have my windows XP cd, but the problem is that my CD drive is broken - it doesnt open.

I've tried unpluging everything from the computer, exept the keyboard and the monitor, same thing - "We apologize for the inconvenience.." appears and the arrow keys dont work.

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A:"We apologize for the inconvenience.." special case.

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It's hard to describe, so I will also upload a picture.
I noticed this issue about a week ago, basically the up arrow, down arrow, left arrow, right arrow, check-marks, (like I said, "special characters" I don't know what else to call them) are showing up as blank little squares.
On games, online, wherever they appear, they appear as blank little boxes.

I've uninstalled and re-installed my graphics driver already, ran the SCF/scannow (was recommended by someone on windows 7 forum) and that came back without any results.
They also asked about a language pack, but if I do have one installed, I don't know how/where to look for it. (Checked windows updater, didn't see any language packs).
I can't use system restore either, as it jumps from 3 days ago, to 3 months ago.


Anyone got any ideas???

Fyi, the picture I've uploaded is from Elsword. There should be up-arrows (insinuating an increase in a stat) where the annoying red box is.
This is NOT a problem with the keyboard, the arrow-keys on the keyboard work just fine.

A:Strange issue with "special characters"?

Just a minor update, I found out that if I send (↑ or ↓) any special characters through something like a IM chat, it appears as those same boxes to me, but the person on the other end see the directional arrows.

I uploaded another picture showing what appears in the chatbox.
Basically, any special characters that I input through a combination of alt + (2 random numbers from the number pad) all show up as boxes.

I hope this might help some one identify the problem.

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Hi everyone

i found this forum when im looking for way to disable this protection, sometimes i need to delete some folders and i cant, im tired of "Special Permissions"

how can i disable this forever? (and to any file, total control)

A:Disable forever. "Special permissions"

Hi, dj23, and welcome to the forums.

Please see our tutorial at User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Hello.
I like to send my HTPC (home theatre PC) into standby if it's been idle for more than 15 minutes (actually MediaPortal does that for me) or manually if I don't need it at the moment but intend to use it later.

Over night I like to completely turn the HTPC and all the other home theatre components off, by cutting off the power (with a nice switch, don't worry), so everything's really off.
If the HTPC was shut down normally I don't have any problems cutting off the power and turning the HTPC back on when I switch the power on again - it boots up just fine.

But when I send the HTPC into standby mode AND THEN switch off the power supply, the HTPC will boot up with an error, that it wasn't shut down properly, prompting me to continue (as some components were still running when I cut off the power, right?).

Now my question - is it possible to go into some special kind of standby mode that is "safe" for a power loss? I know it wouldn't boot up any faster after the power loss, since it's a normal boot after the power was cut off, that's no problem. Also, hibernation is not an option.
Thanks!

A:"Special" standby mode?

Hibernation is not an option?

This is the only way I can think of giving you your control without the start-up error.

win7 does also have the hybrid mode where it enters standby and then hibernates after a further time lapse.

There is "Away Mode" available in some systems that is designed for HTPCs but not all systems support it and it also has the same issue as standby

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HI,

I know the "Paste Special" within Word is a good way of reducing the file sizes of pictures, and so a good method to reduce the actual file of the document. I was just wondering why is this?
What is actually removed form the pictures?

Thanks..
 

A:Word - "Paste Special"

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I have relatively new PC with Windows 8.1 but recently I am getting a message on start up that "Windows could not connect to Group Policy service" . This then asks me to look at the Event log.
I notice that the Event log has " Special log on " every time I log on .
Are theses messages related ?
Is this normal ?
Have I a bug of some description?
I have ran Norton 360 and malwarebytes - nothing reported.
Any ideas?

A:On start up am getting "special log on" in the event log

Are you talking about Event ID 4672?
This one probably occurs next to your login event because your ID has adminstrator privilege?

See Audit Sensitive Privilege Use

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First off, let me apologize for just signing up and posting right away. On a new forum I know it's customary to look around, search for answers, do a little research, etc. I'm more than a little aggravated at this point and just need some help/opinions. I apologize in advance for being long winded. Rest assured I'm leaving a lot out and I mention what I do because I think X company is taking advantage of customers like me.

I'll spare you the full details of the past week and a half worth of calling and online chatting with my phone/internet company. What it comes down to is this: I want to upgrade my internet speed. I currently have a 6Mb speed, and want to go to 10, 12, whatever. While I've been trying to get a straight answer from customer service as to why I would need to pay for a connection fee to upgrade, lo and behold my internet goes out yesterday.

I unplug/plug the modem, always the first thing to do. Nothing. I logged onto the modem/router, PPP connection shows down, fine, I call internet customer service. I tell the guy what I did, told him I'm looking to upgrade in the next few days, he says no problem, let me overnight you a modem, you'll get it tomorrow (today). I ask if it will be an upgrade from what I have so I can get higher speed internet, he says yes.

Today comes and goes, no modem. I get an email with a tracking number, which doesn't work and a delivery date of YESTERDAY. huh? So I call Cust Serv again, dude sa... Read more

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Hi,
I got XP Home and every time I log in a add called Special Offer! comes up and asks if you wan't to save or something like that. (The picture is attached)

How can I stop this??
 

A:Why is "Special Offer!" comming up?

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What was the point of renaming "My Documents" to "Documents" and then never exposing the new name? In every interface, it still appears as "My Documents".

Can I just get rid of the "My Documents", "My Pictures", special folder naming conventions and use the actual, underlying folder names?

A:Can I completely get rid of "special" folders?

You don't need to use either or rename anything.

You can make a folder called yourmama and save files to yourmama directly. I've never used the supplied folder structure and don't use libraries either.

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Hi everyone
My motherboard (Asus P5N-e 32 SLI Plus) comes with a sound board (SoundMax ADIsomething)
Unfortunately, the driver of this sound board disables the "what you hear" ("Stereo Mix" in my case) option
In order to shoot videos from gaming sessions, I found a way to bypass tht limitation: I uninstalled it's driver, and then let windows install only the minimal components in the driver's folder
That worked perfectly: all functionnalities ok and the "Stereo Mix" option was back (could be usefull to others that have an Asus mobo, btw)

Nevertheless, I hate this kind of limitations and the prospect to have to do this each time I update the driver made me finally buy a new sound card (Creative) wich works perfectly

But now, each time I switch the computer on, I get a message saying soundmax has been modified (ya quite: it's not there anymore!) and needs to be re-installed

So I'd like to uninstall it's driver, but since it's not been installed using an installer, I do not have any uninstall pogram nor entries in the "add-remove programs" window
I guess I could install the entire soundmax driver and the uninstall it but I don't really want to create conflicts with the perfectly working Creative driver...

I know I have to remove files but also unregister some dll(s) but don't now where to start
Anyone has an idea on how to proceed? (a clean way if possible)
Thanks
 

A:"special" driver to uninstall

See if you can disable it in the BIOS...
And let us know if this works OK
 

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Hello,
So; I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop with a reformatted hard drive and I need to reinstall windows 7. I do not have the original Reinstallation DVD that came with this exact laptop but I do have one from another Dell Laptop ( a Studio 1558) and another Windows 7 disc from a desktop (the discs and the OS that was on the laptop before the HDD fail are all Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit). When I turn on the laptop with either disc and mash F12 and then select "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" from the boot options the screen immediately displays "Operation System not found" and stays at this screen until restarted.
I have run a full diagnostic check and everything passed, I have made sure the CD-RW Drive is no.1 in boot priority (don't imagine that matters if I  manually select it). The HDD and CD-RW Drive are detectable in BIOS too.... I have no idea what the problem is, any help will be greatly appreciated!!
Many thanks in advance,

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Sometimes when I mistype a url like www.samsung.vom instead of .com, I'll wind up at a semi-adult site. It's lop.com.

I have a feeling it's something that fooled me into downloading because I had to reset my internet home page to what it was and it (lop) made itself my home page.

Usually, when I mistype a url, I get a generic black and whit message. Web site cannot be found" or something like that.

Can anyone help me forcably remove it from my system?
 

A:a "special" website

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One of my Inspiron 17R 7720 SE laptops (I have three) hadn't been used for a while so I plugged in a charger to charge up the battery. The computer was turned off, not being used at the time. A while later I noticed the battery status LED on the front of the computer case was flashing 4 orange flashes, then white, then repeat.
When I started the computer I got a start-up message "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off the unit and try again when the unit is back to operational temperature".
Well the unit WAS at "operational temperature" since it was a cold start. When I run the F2 Setup, under battery health I get the same message. 
I tried using a 2nd battery, same error, and a 2nd AC adapter with the second battery, still same error. The computer operates normally off the AC adapter, shows the battery at 100% charged, but shuts off immediately when the AC adapter is disconnected. 
What is the problem and how do I re-enable my battery?

A:Inspiron 17R 7720 "Your Battery is Temporarily Disabled", Battery LED Flashing Orange

Unless there's some other issue - such as that the AC adapters are non-Dell or not recognized - the flashing LEDs indicate that one or more of the battery cells is bad -- in other words, the battery (or batteries) are dead.

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I have recently purchased Office XP Professional Special Edition Upgrade to upgrade my current Office 2000 Professional, however after performing the upgrade I find that neither Frontpage nor Publisher have upgraded, both (2000 versions) were on my computer prior to upgrade.

Any suggestions
 

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I am going to buy a desktop and XPS 8910 looks great for me, especially the chassis design. However, I have some questions to select reasonable option considering upgrade in the future. 
1. On the specification of the website says that "65W (standard); support up to 95W k processors with optional high capacity thermal heat sink (Special Edition only)". Does this means that the optional heatsink is only included in K processor? or every special edition XPSs are equipped with that. 
2. Another point that I am concerning about is compatibility to regular m-atx mobo for the XPS chassis. The holes in the XPS 8910 mobo seems to be fit to regular. However, the I am not sure that back pannel is removable. If anyone know this, please let me know.  

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DVD drive won't read game disc. Drive reads disc one with the movie on it. 2.4 ghz processor, Nvidia 4000 card with 64 Mb memory, and 512 MB system memory. What can I do to get the DVD drive to read the game disc?
 

A:Sims 2 DVD Special Edition

Maxis Games - My Specialty...

you sure it's a DVD drive? You sure there's nothing wrong with the disc? Try another computer.
 

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I have a HP Special Edition L2000 laptop that is continually flashing "Operating System Not Found". It alternates between the cursor and operating system not found message. I put in a disc to wipe the drive, and it recognized the Wipe Drive but did not show the disc being wiped. Any questions would be greatly appreciated. I have taken the ram sticks out and put them back in and I have also removed and replaced the HD.
 

A:HP Special Edition L2000 laptop

There are several versions of this product.
Look up your model on the HP site, and find the manual, which will tell you how to reinstall the OS.
 

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hello ; I have a starwars special edition laptop , Is that the new battlefront 1 playable.Thanks.

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I have a HP Beats Special Edition 15 notebook PC, I have forgotten my Administrator Password, does anyone have the password reset key code for this laptop 

A:HP Beats Special Edition 15 Notebook PC

Hello @TBartee, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I came across your post about the Administrator Password, and wanted to help! For that particular issue, I can only recommend contacting HP Phone Support for additional options.  You can do so by using this link: http://www.hp.com/contacthp. Then create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Other than that, perhaps @Huffer may be able to help. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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when i upgraded to windows 8.1  bluetooth is missing from device manager and search. How do i recover bluetooth feature?HP Beats Special Edition 15-p030nr

A:HP Beats Special Edition 15-p030nr when i got win 8.1 i los...

@freequake? You could have Realtek or Broadcom. Realtek Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73250.exe Broadcom Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70725.exe REO

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My system updated the bios automatically. Upon next restart the system was updating in the black screen.  Screen read "The System BIOS Boot Block is updatedDo not shutdown or remove power from your computer during the update.The update will take a few minutes to completeFor more information, plaese visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup"  Upon, what seems to be completion, the systems beeps three sets and nothing else happened. I left it alone for the rest of the day in case it took a long time for the update but it remained the same the entire time. It was plugged in the whole time, the battery was in the whole time. When I restart the system it does the same exact thing as in parenthesis above. I've tried holding down the window key and b, pushing power for two seconds on startup and it beeps 6 times and again does nothing. I've tried to create a bios file to a usb stick with the HP Bios update and recovery utility on my ASUS computer but I keep getting the message "Hp Bios Flash Uitility has stopped working" when trying to run the sp72549.exe file to create he usb bios.

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