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My USB port suddenly stopped working.

Q: My USB port suddenly stopped working.

My USB port suddenly stopped working after inserting another USB device.

My unit has 4 rear USB and 2 front USB port. 2 rear USB port are used for USB mouse and USB keyboard, after inserting another USB speaker in the rear USB port, my mouse and keyboard suddenly stopped working with lights off , after which i transferred my mouse and keyboard in the front USB port and it works fine.

EDIT: i also tried to insert a usb digital camera in the rear port the usb mode will turn on but when i insert my keyboard in the rear port ,the digital camera usb mode will turn off.

any help would be appreciated

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A: My USB port suddenly stopped working.

Hi Turbonis!
This article from Microsoft support page may help you understand and fix the issue through a few steps like scanning for hardware changes and resetting the USB controller:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/817900?wa=wsignin1.0
If not, then it could be that the USB ports have just died. For that, you'll need to take your PC to a professional to determine the damage.
Best of luck!
CK_WD

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I've been using my HDMI port with a HDMI->VHS adaptor for about a year with no issuesDriver is AMD Radeon HD 8610G two days ago I took my laptop to a meeting, then when I returned home I plugged in the HDMI cable as normal and could not get the second display to work I've reinstalled the driver mentioned aboveI've replaced the HDMI->VHS adaptorI've tested with another HP monitorI've tested this monitor with another computer and it works fineI've shutdown, removed battery, held on button on the laptopI've shutdown unplugged and held on button on MonitorI've tried several other sequences of startupI've used the Project image to extend, duplicate, second screen only   etc..I've checked status of HDMI port in devices, it says it is working fine...... any help would be appreciated to get my dual monitor setup working again

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Ok a few days ago port forwarding just stopped working, with the exception of a couple ports (the remote desktop port and a netBIOS port, and possibly a couple others).

The first thing I did was check that it was set up correctly, and it is. Then I checked both firewalls (router and windows), and both were off (as is normal for me).

After that I tried DMZ and Static NAT, both failed. The two exceptions I mentioned above would still work, but nothing else.

I updated my router's firmware - nothing.

I've tried disabling my antivirus, still nothing.

Then I turned the firewall on the router on, nothing, the windows firewall... and I got something! With the windows firewall on, ports time out. However if I add a port to the windows firewall exception list that port will say its closed...

Windows Firewall + Block port = Time out
Windows Firewall + Allow port = Closed

Now how does that make any sense???

So it seems to me the problem must be somewhere in Windows... but I can't think of anything... I have no other firewall installed, antivirus hasn't blocked ports before (and disabling it doesn't do anything anyways)... any ideas?

BTW, just before this happened, I had Apache installed and was doing some testing with it. But since then I've uninstalled it. But thats the only significant thing that happened before everything got blocked. Also my router is a Westell Versalink 327w (came free with DSL lol). Any ideas at all will be apreciated.
 

A:Port forwarding suddenly stopped

Is it possible that your ISP is blocking the ports on which you want to forward? Some ISPs block 80 and 21.
 

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Hello.
sometimes my USB Keyboard stopped suddenly but Mouse worked, How can I solve it? my mouse is USB too but its work.

Thank you.

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So one day I was using a laptop wirelessly when the internet just suddenly turned off. I checked my modem and it was working fine but when I checked my router, the lights were on but not blinking. it was just a steady light. when I checked for a wireless network the name of the network I usually use didnt show up.

I tried unplugging everything and plugging everything back in again and I tried pressing the reset button on the back of the router. Can anyone help?

Thanks so much

P.S. my router is a linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband router
 

A:Wireless router suddenly stopped working (Lights still working though)

what devices do you have connected the router anything else wireless
make and model of the pc

does the PC work if you connect to the router by a cable ?
if not
try connecting directly to the modem and see if that works OK

we need to see some details, which will mean you need to copy to a working PC
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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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Mine is SAMSUNG RC-410
There are 4 usb port and all of them were working properly, but suddenly one day the mouse was connecting and disconnecting automatically. After sometime it totally stopped working...
I restarted the pc. But it didn't work either.
NB: my touch pad had gone long ago and there are some problem(only a few key works) with my keyboard too.
What to do now?
Thank you in advance
 

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Okay, this is the weirdest problem I've ever hard with computers. Here's what happened:

1. I had a few years old Pentium D 2,8GHz processor running on Asus P5VDC-X mobo. PQI 566MHz DDR2 and GF 7600GS 256mb PCI-E, 350W power.
2. I updated the mobo to Asus P5L-MX to support faster PCI-E cards. Everything worked fine, despite the processor ran too hot (58C on high use)
3. Because of the overheating I replaced the thermal paste but it had no effect on the temperature.
4. I thought I used too much paste so I replaced the paste again.
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5. Bang, no video when I turn on the computer. I tried taking off everything part by part but nothing worked. It didn't work even when I only had processor and used the integrated graphics port. Tried resetting the bios too.
6. Nothing worked so I put back the old P5VDC-X and it worked like charm.
7. I thought it was logical that the problem was caused because of the mobo so I bought a new one, Asrock G31M-S.
8. No video... Did the same steps to this one too. It also had integrated gfx but it didn't work either.
9. The old P5VDC-X still works.

So I have no idea what's causing the problem. Is it the CPU? Mobo? PSU? RAM? I have no speaker on my case so I can't hear any beeps, but it won't start loading the OS from the hardrive and my USB mouse won't turn on. Tried using a differen't monitor too.

The main point is why it stopped working suddenly on new mobo's but still works with the old P5VDC-X? A... Read more

A:New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Two new motherboards tells us you made the same simple install error in both of them.
Tell us more about power supply, memory, cable.
Did you make sure the memory was correct for both new boards, and what is the memory on the old board. Would also like to know the power supply and other hard ware.
What happens with the most basic, simple install. Does everything light up?

If you used the same hard drive with the same Windows install on the two motherboards, that is the problem. Windows has detected that you have changed the motherboard and will not operate unless you reinstall Windows on the drive on each new motherboard... One install for each motherboard.
My guess is that you will be fine if you change hard drives or do reinstalls or repair installs of the Windows on the new motherboard.
 

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Hello Dell -
All of a sudden my XPS 15 laptop network port is not working .The local technician says its problem with port.
checked device driver 
- drivers upto date
-working properly
But still not working .Could you please assist in identifying the issue.

Thanks
Sreeraj
<ADMIN NOTE: Phone number removed per privacy policy>

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Hi, one day I started my laptop and the SSD in it (MZ-7PC256D) suddenly stopped working.

What options do I have to get it working, or atleast recover the data in it.

I tried putting it in another laptop or checking in BIOS, it's simply not getting detected.


EDIT:
The SSD gets super hot when I connect it to the laptop and start it.

A:SSD suddenly stopped working.

Not to be harsh, but when you get it working again thru what ever means you might have to do, make an image on a flash drive or what ever you choose and then, if the SSD has failed completely, install a new one and use the image to bring you back to the time of your last backup.

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hi folks,
my wife tried to install a labtec webcam last night and all of a sudden the mouse, printer and webcam stopped working (all connected to USB ports). i tried checking the device manager and it says USB is working properly. i even restored my computer to friday's date to no avail. all devices were connected to the computer last month before we moved to a new apartment and mouse and printer were ok last night before the installation of the webcam.
thanks a lot for your help.

hp pavilion 510c
windows xp service pack 2
 

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Hi all,

I run a network at home, 2 computers, both running xp. One connecting directly to cable broadband modem (computer 1) with the two computers linked by a single crossover cable. For the past year or so I have happily shared the internet connection as well as the printer and numerous files but today when I booted them up computer 2 - the one not connected to the modem - simply gave me a "Limited or no connectivity", I'd had the problem before and had in the past easily fixed it by repairing the connection however now it simply hangs on renewing ip address.

I've tried restarting computers, disabling and enabling connections, nothing I do seems to work. Any help is greatly appreciated and any more information I need to provide just ask.

Thanks in advance, Andrew
PROBLEM SOLVED!

I just went to check on firewall on host computer, when I tried to open up firewall settings i recieved something along the lines of "Windows firewall and internet connection sharing are not currently running, would you like to start running them?" Ridiculous i could spend 2 hours on something and solve it like that >.<

Out of curiosity, how did my internet connection service just "turn itself off"? seems strange to me,
 

A:LAN suddenly stopped working

Could be from an error to spyware
 

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My wife has Win7 on her laptop. Last night IE 32 bit was working fine. Now when she clicks on the IE icon it does nothing. If i go into the start<all programs<IE 64 bit....then IE 64 bit works.

What has happened and what should I do to fix it.

A:IE 32 bit suddenly stopped working

I'm not trying to be rude really that is not my intention this is just a suggestion

STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER it is the most vulnerable virus prone browser out there I know it's the world standard .... but it's junk .... sorry .... just get Firefox
and you will never have these problems again
(granted you have to set Firefox up the way you want )

Someone will help with the IE issue but that's my two cents, 2? <<<< check that out
here's how, hold alt and type 0162 (alt+0162)

Cheers

***the shortcut proly lost the path go to program files find IE and create a new shortcut on the desktop you can then drag that to the start menu or whereever******

Cheers Again

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Hi,

I've been using the Microsoft Wireless Broadband router (MN-500) to connect to the internet. This afternoon, while I was away, the wireless connection was suddenly lost. The internet is fine, because when i plug my computer directly into the router (via ethernet), i am able to access the internet. However, the router does not seem to broadcast a wireless signal for the LAN.

I've reset the router, both manually and via the software and reconfigured the network. After this process, the Wireless Network sometimes appears momentarily in Windows...but the connection drops before it can connect.

All the lights on the router light up as normal and it indicates that both the wireless LAN and the WAN are working properly. I have no idea why I can't connect to the network wirelessly though...

Any thoughts?

Thanks
 

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hi,
My ps2 just suddenly stopped working, it wasnt at all gradual and it just makes a lot of clicking/loud/grinding (not very nice!!) sounds! i tried the solution that involved rotating the white clog in my ps2 which just changed the sounds - at one position it doesn't make the sounds but then doesn't seem to be able to read any discs. i marked the original position so i've now returned it to its original state but i would be very grateful for any suggestions on how to solve the problem!! (i've also tried cleaning the laser)
Cheers, Rich
 

A:ps2 suddenly stopped working

call sony and descirbe ur problem. chances are they may fix it for free
 

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Good morning everyone, and a Merry Christmas!

I'm going to try to make this as brief as possible, while still including every detail I possibly can.

Today I received a few cool gadgets for Christmas that I wanted to install on my PC. I realized I was short on USB slots, so I tried to install a secondary set of USB slots. I plugged it in wrong twice in a row, due to me misreading my motherboard. After a few restarts, my computer wouldn't boot. I attempted to clear my CMOS, which didn't help. I then turned off my power supply's switch, then turned it back on. After I did this my PC booted, but I was fronted with a boot screen that said the CMOS settings were wrong. I was confused as to what this meant, and my options were F1 to Bios, or F2 to default settings and continue. After booting, my Razer Deathadder quit working. Now, at this point, I'm not sure why exactly I did this, but I reinstalled Windows. I am using Windows XP Pro -32 bit. After reinstalling all my drivers, I realized that NONE of my USB ports were working. My keyboard, mouse, webcam, nothing worked. I updated my Windows, BIOS, drivers, everything is new.

In the screen for Hardware, all my Root USB kits have exclamation points, and it says they aren't functioning properly. I have NO idea what the hell is going on, and if anyone has any ideas or comments, please please share them with me.

I'm thinking that when I reset the CMOS perhaps something malfunctioned on my mainboard a... Read more

A:USB suddenly stopped working

if you dont have service pack 2 install it then reinstall the usb drivers that come with sp2

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Hey guys,

So I put together a new PC running Windows 10 Pro around 3 months ago and everything was working perfect till 2 days ago when my mic suddenly stopped working. I use a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset and the headphones work fine, but the mic is not picking up any noise at all. I tried plugging in both the back and front ports and my realtek always detects that a mic has been plugged in, but it simply won't work. I thought maybe my mic got busted so I also tried using an A4 Tech headset that I had lying around in the office but it has the same issue, the mic won't work. I looked around online for possible solutions and tried the following with no luck:
Ensured the mic was set as the default device and that its volume settings were maxed out.Tried disabling all sound effects (noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation etc).Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on my motherboard's webpage: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on realtek's own webpage: RealtekUninstalled all audio drivers and let Windows auto-install drivers.I even uninstalled all realtek drivers and tried using the standard "high definition audio device drivers."

Basically tried everything in this link: Microphone Not Working in Windows 10? | Win 10 FAQ

The conclusion was the same with everything I tried, the sound worked fine in both my speakers a... Read more

A:Mic suddenly stopped working

Hi, try Settings, search Sound, Find and fix audio recording problems.

Otherwise sounds suspiciously like a hardware issue.. internal connector?

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My IDE CD R/RW has suddenly stopped working. I can eject the tray but when I close it the LED stays on constanly and i can't hear the usual whirring noise when the CD is just starting up.

I've had my computer for around 10 months now and everything has been alright up until now.
I've scanned for viruses, nothing.
No settings have been changed.
So what could it be?

P4 1.9
40GB HD
256Mb RAM
NEC DVD drive
CONNECT 3D ATI RADEON 9700 128Mb
 

A:cd-rw suddenly stopped working help!!

Can you boot with a Windows bootable disk, choose w/cdrom support........(the cdrom drive letter will move one letter ahead from where you know it to be now) then put a disk in the drive, change to that drive letter, and type

dir
and get a directory of the cdrom?

Also, in device manager, does the drive appear there without any yellow exclamation marks on IDE controllers?
 

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My sound has always worked, except tonight when I opened a game that I've played many times before with sound, there was none. The speaker in my dashboard has a red cross on it. 
In the properties of my Realtek HD Audio it reads: "A driver (service) for this device has been disabled.  An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)" 
 
I simply have no use for a PC with no sound. Can someone please tell me how to get it back? I've tried updating the driver, uninstalling and reinstalling it, reseting my pc but still no sound. 
Thank you in advance. 
 

A:SOUND SUDDENLY STOPPED WORKING

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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I have an audio device installed and when i check it its says everything is working properly but everything that uses sound wont work properly i have no sound. It was working fine yesterday, i havent updated anything or installed any codecs i havent even restarted my computer since yesterday when sound was working. my computer fell asleep while i was sleep and when i woke it and turned on my music....nothing. i restarted it before i logged into the forum just now and it said the audioeng.dll is not compatible or is missing and i've uninstalled the driver without deleting everything about it and it reinstalled on reboot and STILL DOES NOT WORK i need help.
I using vista 32 bit on a dell desktop

A:Sound suddenly stopped working HELP!!

Go to control panel >> Hardware and Sound >> Device Manager >> Sound, Video, and Game controllers >> *Audio Device*, write down the names of the devices and uninstall all of them. Then go google.com and search for them. Install all of them and restart you computer. Come back to me with results.

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Hi, I'm sure this is not the most uncommon topic brought up on the sound and audio board but I checked and didn't see anything that sounded helpful - the audio on my laptop suddenly stopped working!

I was watching a youtube video with my headphones, all was going fine, I paused the video and walked away for a moment then came back and the sound no longer worked. I unplugged the headphones and still no. I tried restarting the computer and still no. I checked the device manager and it says my sound devices are working properly. Everything is unmuted.

I do recall this problem happening once of twice in the past and its always been when I had my headphones plugged in so I really think its got something to do with them or the jack. The problem always seemed to fix itself eventually and the sound would come back. I'd like to get this figured out and not have this problem anymore. Does anyone think this could be a hardware issue? My laptop is barely a year old. Its a Toshiba L655 running Windows 7.

Any tips or advice would be most appreciated. Thanks!

A:Soud Suddenly Stopped Working

***Update***

I shut my laptop down for the night and just tried it again this morning, the sound is now back.

I would still appreciate any tips/advice for what may be happening. I'm sure it will happen again. Restarting does not help but apparently shutting down over night does?

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Last night I was doing my usual gaming on my PC when I started getting popups about USB drives malfunctioning. I didn't think much of them at the time. Later on during the night, my USB mouse stopped working. I didn't think much of it and I switched it to a free port. It started working again. Then trouble started.

I plugged my headset into another free port (it had been plugged into my Xbox 360, it was working fine beforehand) and started to watch an episode of a TV show. The sound was horrendous. It wasn't the file and it was not my headset, as I tested it again on my Xbox and was working fine. I switched USB ports. It didn't work. Then my mouse stopped working, and my keyboard. Funnily enough, my USB phone charger still showed it was charging my phone, and it still does right now.

I restarted my computer, and at the POST screen it said a keyboard error had occurred or one was not connected. When I start my computer with the keyboard plugged in, the lights flash and the backlight comes on (it is an illuminated keyboard, so the blue lights beneath the keys work for some reason) but none of the keys registered. I had to dig out an old PS2 keyboard to get my computer to even get past the POST screen.

I did some reading around and saw a simple fix of turning off your computer and unplugging it from all power sources, so I left it unplugged for 10 hours while I was at work with the CMOS battery removed. I got home and plugged it back in with just the keybo... Read more

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A couple of days ago, it seemed to be arbitrary while watching a movie I think on netflixs,  the sound just started to shriek. when I moved the mouse to bottom right of screen to adjust the volume, I found it had an x over speaker icon? when I clicked on it to get to volume control, a audio window opened and a message that said detecting problem and fixing problems but nothing was resolved. On the same speaker icon I  Right clicked the sound option ad it states "no audio" for playback and recording options? So I go to the Realtek audio manager folder to reinstall but there is no response?I reinstall Realtek audio manager from realtek and still nothing?So I end up here frustrated.  How can I get my sound back? Thanks in advance IkarlosI

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All the USB Ports were working just fine (two still are, the one with this keyboard and mouse plugged into it.. but I haven't UNPLUGGED them since this problem started so I'm NOT going to do that now, JUST IN CASE, those ports stop working too and then I have absolutely NO ACCESS to my computer at that point. ) and everything was how it normally was.  I had just plugged in a flash drive and removed data from that drive, unplugged it thru the eject button and I also had an external drive plugged in later and it worked and ejected just fine) and then OUT OF NOWHERE now it the USB ports REFUSE to work!
 
I'll plug in the device, I'll hear the NOISE on the computer that lets you know it's plugged in but then NOTHING happens and it does NOT get recognized in the My Computer/Devices folder!  I have tried ALL the available ports and NONE of them work!  I tried my devices on another computer and they work perfectly fine.  It's THIS computer!  And it's only a year and half old!!! And I bought it BRAND NEW!  
 
I NEED THESE PORTS TO WORK!!  It is how I TRANSFER my Family's Pictures from the camera and then I BACK THEM UP on an EXTERNAL DRIVE.  I was just about to DO THAT when everything went wonky.    This computer is like the HEART of the media for our Family and I can't have this happening!    I'm sooo UPSET right now!
 
I have restarted and rebooted and I have even unplugged the power source from the PC for ... Read more

A:The USB Ports *SUDDENLY* Stopped Working in my De...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I am assuming that the two USB ports that are working are on the back of the computer.  That the two other back ones along with the front ones are not working.  Possibly there is a conflict with the hardware information stored in the CMOS which is preventing all the USB ports from working.  I would suggest you try clearing the CMOS to see if that will correct the problem you are having.  On page #26 of your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual show the location of the coin cell CMOS battery.  The battery's socket will either have a little tab to eject the battery or a slot in which you can use a small screw driver to lightly pry up the edge the battery.  With the machine unplugged remove the battery and press the power button for 15 seconds.  Then reinstall the battery, plug and then boot up the computer to see if the problem is resolved.  It is normal after clearing the CMOS to have to enter the time & date when the computer is booted  up.
 
The link below is for your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual. When working inside your system please follow all precautions and recommendations that are noted in the manual.
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/lenovo_h505-520-535_hmm_20130419.pdf

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Both of my CD ROM drives on my computer have stopped working. I have gone into the device manager, and both devices have the yellow question mark next to them. I uninstalled both devices and restarted the computer. It recognizes the hardware on startup and attempts to start them, but then I get a message that says there was an error with the hardware installation. The Device Status says: Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

I have performed a registry mechanic to see if that would help, but nothing.

Any thoughts?

A:Both Cd Drive Have Suddenly Stopped Working!

See if this will solve your problem. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;314060

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Hello,
I am new to the forum so I apologize if I'm in the wrong section with my question. (Writing this from my phone so hoping comes out ok! Lol)
My laptop died last week and have been using my husbands, which I hate! We had some issues with computer freezing on some webpages or after being on webpages for awhile (like facebook). Yesterday it froze and I could not get it back on. When he got home he did scan disk (which I also did) and got it working after going into safe mode and doing system restore. He said an update had gotten through and messed things up. (Though I'm sure his many viruses had a lot to do with his other issues!)

Anyhow, after he was on it a few hours last night, we lost connection. I figured the crazy weather was the culprit but it has been off all day. Our router is working and connecting but the adapter is not. Also our home phone says there is no line. We have unplugged everything several times, checked to make sure everything is in the right spots, I have even reset the router and rebooted the adapter. I uninstalled and restalled the adapter also. It is now telling me that "the connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the Internet is broken". The only lights I have on the adapter are power, battery, DS and now the US light is blinking. The online and link lights are not on.

What does this mean? Will I need a new adapter or is there something we have not tried yet that will work?? The phone is no longer sa... Read more

A:Internet suddenly stopped working?

What kind of internet access do you have? What kind of phone service?

What is the brand and model of your modem? Of your router? Of the adapter?
 

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Gday

Over the past 48 hours, I have noticed my screensaver isn't kicking in. I read to uninstall PowerDVD (did that), stop the process ehtray.exe (did that), rebooted. Set my screensaver to kick in after 1 minute. Nothing.
I have my power settings set to "Never" i.e. Turn Off Display = Never, Put The Computer To Sleep = Never

I can preview the screensavers, but they just will not kick in.

A:Screensaver has suddenly stopped working

Does it do that in safe mode? Try a system restore point. Is this a screensaver that you installed or did it come with windows? If you installed it have you tried uninstalling it? Have you tried another screensaver?

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX, running Norton Internet Security and firewall through Windows 7. I sucessfully installed new Wireless LAN and Lightscribe system software several days ago, along with the Live Essentials, Realtek and Windows 7 Updates.

Everything was operating correctly yesterday, but when I booted up my computer today my wireless mouse refused to work. After trying a fix involving a USB stick, I realized that none of my USB ports work. The ports light up when I restart, until Windows 7 finishes logging in, and once it begins the drivers refuse to work. Is it because of the recent updates? Because I cleaned up my back-up copies? Any help will be apprecited!

A:USB Ports Have suddenly stopped working...

Have you tried disabling and re-enabling all of your USB controllers and ports in Device Manager?

If you don't know how to do get there...
Start menu > Right click on Computer > Manage > Device Manager

Moreover, to disable USB ports, go to the Universal Serial Bus Controllers button in the Device Manager. Right click each individual one and click disable. For each one. Then after each one is disabled, start from the top and do the same thing but click Enable this time. There are some dependencies in there sometimes that will disable more than one individual device, so be aware of that.

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okay, lets see if i can explain this in a coherent manner. a few days ago my cd burner was working fine, but now when i go into my computer the drive isn't in there. in the device manager there are three errors, see below



in all of them, it says "the device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed." it's a plug and play thing, so i don't' have any driver disks, and i tried removing the drive and getting windows to re install it but it's still the same. when it was re installing it, windows didn't really seem to go through all the motions, if you understand what i mean. it took a super short time, so i know something messed up during that. i've checked to make sure the wires are all connected.

i don't have another cd drive to use, i used the burner to read cd and everything else, so basically i'm screwed without it.

last week i had some problems with my computer not starting up, but i managed to get that fixed by screwing around in the advance trouble shooting options. everything was unclicked, so i clicked it all and have been slowly unclicking it again. take a look and see if i messed anything up



is that okay? i don't know. and now since that starting up incident the internet won't play movies. i doubt the burner and all this are connected, but maybe i messed something up. also, i did a spy ware sweep with a bullet proof soft program, so maybe something... Read more

A:cd burner stopped working suddenly

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l was typing a document yesterday and then suddenly the enter key stopped working closely followed by the "t, i, o, g, :, and UP keys.

Any idea what has caused this and how I can fix it? [trying to avoid buying a new keyboard... laptop user... sony vaio - vgn/c1z.]

Thanks.
 

A:Certain keys suddenly stopped working

Boot into safe mode or command prompt.

See if keyboard works. Or even in BIOS and see if the UP key works. Make sure its not a software issue (virus). if those keys still don't work... you have 2 choices:

1 - Buy a USB keyboard for $10~25 (cheap and easy)
2 - Order a new keyboard from SONY and install it yourself of pay a tech. Most likely will require taking apart the notebook.

A friend of mine is using #1.
 

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That day suddenly my PC's USB ports stopped working. I tried all USB ports with deferent kinds of drives(pendirve, mobile, modem) but computer is not responding. I tried reinstalling my windows 7 but remains same. I also tried Ubuntu, Mint, Hirens Boot CD etc but no OS finds my any kind of USB disc. On windows 7 I tried uninstalling and installing USB drives manually but don't work. In the mean time today at dawn one of my USB modem started working(on Win7) but after some seconds it became like before.

Can anyone figure out which problem I'm facing? Is it related to my hardware?

A:Suddenly all USB ports stopped working on win 7

First place I would start would be update all primary drivers for your PC, what ever flavor you have, desktop/laptop. Go to that vendors website and download and install all the latest drivers. If you have add on specific hardware go to that vendors site for drivers.

The next thing I would do is to rule out any Virus's, malware, spyware and adware that my be lurking about your system. It's known that some of these nasties can and do corrupt system software and hardware.

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I was just browsing the net when all of a sudden internet lost connection.
I am using Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition
I tried these solutions, but didn't work:
---reboot pc
---turn off the modem, wait 10 minutes and turn it back on
---ipconfig /release, /renew in admin mode
---built-in Windows troubleshooting
---updated drivers
---use different ethernet cables

I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works. I have tried wireless. It worked.
I have been using the connection for months and this is the first time it has happened.

Here is a screen shot of my ipconfig /all

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/200/64886220.png/
 

A:Ethernet suddenly stopped working.

I have tried wireless. It worked.Click to expand...

so your wireless works

can you explain the modem - make and model
why have you a modem if this is a college supplied network -
I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works.Click to expand...

the ipconfig /all shows various ips
169.233.26.22
169.233.27.254
192.168.1.1

You may want to try an open dns

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Google public DNS

Google public DNS
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/

Theres also a link on how to setup those DNS IP address
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html

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can you ping the following
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Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping 169.233.27.254
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping 192.168.1.1
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type th... Read more

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So just to preface I'm completely new to these forums and I'm at best only an intermediate level in terms of being tech savvy so I'm hoping that someone here will be able to help.

I run Windows 7 64bit and my network adapter is a 'Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller"
Never had internet problems before last night
So last night the internet on my desktop stopped working while I was watching a youtube video. There were (to my knowledge) no software updates or anything else taking place. The internet just suddenly stopped. So naturally I went and turned my router on and off a few times and when I realized that didn't work I checked the internet on my laptop and found out that it was still working and figured the problem is obviously with my desktop.

So far I've tried,
1) opening cmd.exe and typing ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew
2) Disabling and re-enabling my network adapter
3) Downloading and installing the latest driver for my network adapter from the Realtek website.
4) Running the trouble shoot through windows. All this tells me is that "the default gateway is not available"
5) I ran a system restore to a point about a month ago and the problem was still there.
6) I ran my computer in safemode with the network enabled and the problem was still there.
7) The ethernet cable I'm using for my desktop is fine I tried it with my laptop and it worked and plugged in a usb wireless card to my desktop and the problem persisted (just without a wire)

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A:Internet suddenly stopped working

I suspect your LAN card has fried. If you are able to, try running diagnostics on the device itself (there's probably an ability to do this from "Device Manager"). If you can't, then I don't know how you could test for it being dead other than if when you plug in an Ethernet cord the clear connector doesn't light up green (mine does on our Dell Dimension 3000 XP Desktop to communicate to me that it IS working, IS plugged in and IS receiving proper connection from and to the Modem/Router).

If yours does have an LED as described and it DOESN'T turn the clear plastic connector of the LAN cable green, then it's dead and there's no bringing it back.

And if/when you confirm it is fried, you need to replace it. They're generally inexpensive if you don't want it to be WiFi or anything other than your standard 802.11g 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN. You can probably pick one up without the "bells and whistles" for $30 or less online these days. They work just as good as the $100 ones, just without some "extras".

The other thing to suspect would be your MOBO. Bridges/connections on them can and sometimes do fry out, effecting other components they distribute the power too. Hopefully that's not the problem because they're in the $100+ range to replace.
EDIT: The "Default Gateway" is obtained by your Modem/Router. The fact you are getting "not available" means that there is no communication between the computer and the Modem/Router. Since y... Read more

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Wifi icon on system tray, wireless networks tab dissapeared suddenly disapeared and thus I can not connect. I think that happened just after I installed Ubuntu (9.04) on my pc in windows so I can dual boot. Wifi works ok in the ubuntu but in not in xp...

I have tried everything and read hundreds of posts in different forums but stil I couldn't find any solution.

I hope you can help me with this...

Thank you.

A:Wifi suddenly stopped working...

Hi and welcome to TSF!!!

Please check the device manager to see if the wireless device is still installed; make sure you do not have anything with an !, ?, or a red X next to it.

Check to see if your wireless service is running:
Click on START
Click on RUN
Type SERVICES.MSC
Click on OK
Locate the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service
Double click on it
Make sure it is set to START TYPE: Automatic
If the service is not running, please click on START to start the service.

Thanks!

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outlook suddenly will not open. recently it has been taking more than one attempt to get the messages downloaded from the server. installed a new modem and the only item not resolved in our household of 3 computers is my outlook program.

today it simply will not open at all, goes to open in safe mode and still will not open.

using windows xp 2002 sp3

Help!
 

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We've got two PC's that are connected to the net, mine and my father's. I hadn't done anything to modify either hardware or software configurations, however, my Internet stopped working on my computer. My father's remains working. Putting it directly from the cable box to my PC works, changing the port in the back of the router does not, however my father's will work on any of them. Obviously the only thing left would be the cable connecting my network card to the router, however, I've tried another cord I had laying around (which was working the last I tried it) and it still doesn't work. I've tried ipconfig /release and /renew numerous times on the varying configurations that I've tried. No luck.

Any ideas? I don't really want to go out and buy another network cable if it won't work out for me either.
 

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PC stopped working while in use. Will not reboot.No light in power switch, no fan and only a brief flash of the power indicator beside the power cord when it is unplugged and reconnected.  Power supply is working fine, output is stated voltage. 

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So my router crashed earlier, but after it was restarted every device but my computer was able to reconnect, however my pc decided no, it wasn't going to work, it says that the ethernet connection is an "unidentified network". I've tried reinstalling drivers but I get nowhere nad I just don't get why the internet would just stop working out of nowhere like that?!! It's so frustrating!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. (running windows 10 of course)

A:Internet suddenly stopped working

Marvey, this worked for me one time.

In the Start Button, the top left of your screen shows the "hamburger." It looks like three lines. Click it and select Settings. From there, select Network and Internet. Make sure that you're actually connected.

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2 Days ago fan seems to be working fine, but then yesterday it suddenly stopped working. When pressing power button, it spins for a while then stops. I tried manually controllingusing TPFANCONTROLLER, no results. BIOS is on latest version, already tried downgrading from WINDOWS 10 to 7 to try if lenovo turbo boost+ could start the fan, still no results. hope someone could help me. My drivers are always uptodate. Thanks.

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Both audio playback through the integrated sound card and recording through a USB microphone stopped working suddenly
 
I cannot play back or record anything
 
No application software can find the either the sound or recording channels.
 
In device manager both recording and playback devices are listed, enabled and working properly.
 
If I launch an audio track the sound bars levels against the device do not move. The speaker next to the clock is present and does not have a red cross through it.
 
The first thing I did was do a system restore to a couple of days previously when I know it was all working - still nothing.
 
I have checked the BIOS to make sure audio is enabled and set to automatic - it is.
 
Cannot be the integrated sound card - Dell XPS 430 - because the separate USB microphone does not work either.
 
It is like all audio functions have stopped being accessible to software applications, although Windows 7 Ultimate 64 sees them as present, enabled and working.
 
So Windows sees the audio devices, Windows applications do not.
 
Any ideas please?
 
Thanks

A:Audio suddenly stopped working

 Do headphones work?  How about bluetooth?  Bluetooth adapters are pretty cheap, I paid $15 for mine, but I'm told you can get them for as little as $5.  I have a problem with my Toshiba laptop speakers that I've circumvented with bluetooth speakers when home, and headphones when I'm not.
 
Good luck.

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Today in the morning i noticed that my cd-rw drive and cd drive stopped working suddenly. They have been working for years and both do not read discs anymore. The trays open and close normally and they both show in the Device Manager and say they are working properly. This is what happens:

I open the CD-RW tray and put in a disc.
I close the tray.
Then on the drive I see the green light flash about 6 times (scanning).
Then the orange light comes on and flashes fast continuously.
Nothing happens and the light keeps flashing and does not stop until i take the cd out.
The drives do not read the disc and in the explorer it shows the drives with no disc in them.

I tried checking the IDE (ribbon) cables and they are all snug...I also checked the jumpers to make sure its set right...I tried uninstalling the drives from the device manager and nothing works.

someone help!!! ive tried many tech forums but they cant help!
 

A:cd drives stopped working suddenly

anyone?
 

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Hey all,

My microphone suddenly stopped working last night. I am a gamer and use it for voice chat.

I have a Dell XPS L702X (Laptop) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. It has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40 GHz.

When I run a diagnostic it detects no errors and it says all of my drivers are up to date. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver and checking to see if the devices were enabled. My friends say they CAN hear me, but it sounds muffled (like a tin can/talking into a pillow). I tried unplugging my headset mic and using the built in onboard mic and it picked up no sound at all. I'm hoping to get this issue sorted out soon.

I will be the first to admit I am not the most PC literate, so if anyone who is available to help needs more information, I would be glad to provide it.

A:Microphone Suddenly Stopped Working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huusch01


Hey all,

My microphone suddenly stopped working last night. I am a gamer and use it for voice chat.

I have a Dell XPS L702X (Laptop) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. It has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40 GHz.

When I run a diagnostic it detects no errors and it says all of my drivers are up to date. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver and checking to see if the devices were enabled. My friends say they CAN hear me, but it sounds muffled (like a tin can/talking into a pillow). I tried unplugging my headset mic and using the built in onboard mic and it picked up no sound at all. I'm hoping to get this issue sorted out soon.

I will be the first to admit I am not the most PC literate, so if anyone who is available to help needs more information, I would be glad to provide it.


Hi huusch01,

Welcome to Seven forums.

First of all please let us know if the mic next to the webcam is not working or the port on the side of the system. Please check both of them and let us know which one is causing the issue.

If you are using a mic headset then check the same headset on different system to isolate the issue.

Also, check this link below which would be helpful in resolving this issue:

http://dell.to/17PiLXT

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I use my laptop regularly to present via LCD projectors using a VGA cable. After a break of 4 weeks, I cannot get the output to work.  On one projector / cable, the display kept flickering on and off, as if the connection to my laptop was physically wobbly at the location where the VGA cable meets the laptop.  On the next projector / cable, my laptop registered that the cable was stable and connected and offered the display options for dual display.  However the display was not shown on the screen.  Both projectors / cables work well with other laptops. Any ideas?

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I don't really know where else to post this, so I'm putting it here.

Whenever I try to open Firefox, I get this error message:

"Error launching browser window: no XBL binding for browser"

The odd thing is, the last thing I changed with Firefox is downloading the new update (since it did that all on its own) and removing the CoolIris plugin because I decided I didn't like it. It didn't stop working right away, though. It was fine for a day or two and then it suddenly wouldn't work anymore. What could be causing this?

A:Fiefox suddenly stopped working

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox...xtensions.html

That seems like the solution. Let me know if this works!

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Last evening I was watching all kinds of file formats jsut fine with no problems. I then uninstalled Nero and Nero visiosn, and all other Nero programs, cause I didn't need them anymore. Next time I went to play a .avi it said that "windows media player has stopped working, chekcing for solution"

Then it says to "close the program"

.wmv files still work, and I even went and reinstalled all the Nero programs, and still the .avi's won't work!

A:.avi files suddenly stopped working

Install Codecs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291948

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I have Dell vostro 2520 laptop with me it was working fine and suddenly one fine day audio has stopped.  I have uninstalled the audio from device manager and restarted my PC but it didn't resolve my issue.  I have downloaded audio driver k5t2p wn 6.0.1.5907a08 it is not being installed also. My laptop has window SP 1
Pls help

A:My audio has suddenly stopped working

anilanusharma1I have downloaded audio driver k5t2p wn 6.0.1.5907a08 it is not being installed also.
Hello. That is the wrong audio driver for a Vostro 2520 laptop.
anilanusharma1My laptop has window SP 1
???
This is the driver if you have Windows 7 64bit
This is the driver if you have Windows 7 32bit
This is the driver if you have Windows 8
This is the driver if you have Windows 8.1 or 10

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My main desktop which has been going through a bit of a patch at the moment now has all USB ports acting very strangely in that plug something in and the insert sound goes off but nothing shows up in Computer and even Kaspersky does not ask if I want to scan it.

The machine has the usual back and front ports and also a card reader (Icy Box with 2x3.0 and 4x2.0 and SD etc slots)

Now I have tried chkdsk /f /r sfc MBAM SAS ADW full Kaspersky scan and tried the sticks and drive sin my other machines and all are good. Have installed all the drivers etc etc but still no go.

Any ideas please before I run a rescue disk and memtest as I seem to be running out of options. Boards about three years old now - Asus P8Z77-V

A:USB ports suddenly stopped working

Try unplugging all the power and let it sit overnight. Then plug in and try again in the morning. I've seen this work on occasion when all the USB ports suddenly don't work. For that matter, if simply unplugging AC doesn't work, might be worth pulling out any CMOS battery too.

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