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two different ip schemes, two docking stations, ONE laptop

Q: two different ip schemes, two docking stations, ONE laptop

Hi everyone,
I just purchase one laptop for a user that has two offices in different locations.
The two locations are on the same domain but have a different ip scheme, example; location A 192.168.40.xx and location B 192.168.50.xx, our network admin has set the network to be static, my problem really is, how can i set up one docking station to use one ip scheme and the other docking station to us another ip scheme, both docking stations are identical. I've set up a test environment with both docks next to each other and both on the network, every time I dock it uses the first ip I had assigned to the first docking station, even worse, when I un-dock and use the nic on the laptop it will still use the same ip, can I create different local area connections for each nic????
dell e6420
docking station:
e-port plus port replicator

any input will be greatly appreciated

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A: two different ip schemes, two docking stations, ONE laptop


Assign multiple static addresses on the docking station/NIC for both networks.

You will also need to add multiple default gateways.

A better way of doing this would be to enable DHCP on the networks. - This is upto your system admin though.


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I generally would like to know if a docking station of an HP 9480  would be compatible with an HP 840G laptop.  The 840G locks perfectly into the dock meant for the 9480, but long term, will this affect the 840G? Thank you,Edwin

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Which HP docking stations are compatible with my HP notebook 15-ay137CL?

A:docking stations

Hi, Your machine does not have docking port therefore any good USB port replicator (vendors also call them as docking stations). Please look the following list:    http://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/docking-stations-142510--1 (Scroll down to the bottom ) Regards.  

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Jumanji discovered an interesting bit and I thought others should be aware.

This might be old news to some. I found one article to exemplify the issue, but there are sure to be more. While this article refers to 3TB drives, the same caution applies to 4TB and greater drives. Basically older docking stations do NOT have address translation for drives above 2 TB - they can only access 2 TB. Problems arrise when data exceeds that limit and data is over written at the base address corrupting the drive.

Quote: Originally Posted by PCworld

Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives | PCWorld
.....You can use the full capacity of a 3TB drive via USB--with a drive enclosure that supports it. The SATA-to-USB bridge chip inside the enclosure takes care of any addressing issues. This is why the first 3TB drive shipped last summer as an external model--a switch from the usual pattern of internal units shipping first.

Although you shouldn't have any issues attaching a prepackaged 3TB external drive, you may have problems if you buy a 3TB internal drive and try to add it to a USB-connected enclosure yourself. Read the fine print: Many of the bare enclosures say they support 3TB, but not all of them do.

On a seperate note, I will be offline until I can arrange Internet connectivity. I don't know when the cutoff will be, but it is in the next few days - definitely by months end.


A:HDD > 2 TB and docking stations

I work out something for Internet connectivity. I thought it would be disconnected last Thursday, I was notified today that the service would end by close of business Tuesday.

I'll stop in when I'm near an open router (cafe, friends, library) but can't devote much time to issues. Once our monetary situation improves, I will contract with a provider.


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My entire family is an HP laptop/notebook family. We all love them and use them frequently. We recently converted a bedroom to an office and want to be able to use our laptops as desktops with external monitors, keyboard and mouse. Is there a universal docking station that we can use to plug and play our computers on dual external monitors and wireless keyboard and mouse? We would prefer an HP product but I know there are a lot of different types out there that plug into a USB port and have everything you would need to plug in all of your external devices. I just don't want to get one that won't be compatible with our devices.  I have an Envy 17 and the other 3 members of my family have 15's Thanks for any help given.

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Hello. Ready to configure and buy a P51 for my son.  Can someone tell me what docking stations are compatible with it? I know he will want to connect two 4k monitors to the docking station if possible. thanks,  Brian

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We are looking for a docking station which is able to drive several digital monitors. At the moment we are using FHD displays, this woun't be a problem with any docking solutiion available.To be future proof we are looking for a solution which is able to run more than one monitor with 2K or 4K resolution. Lenovos "performance dock" is really expensive, but it's limited to a DP 1.2 uplink (two 4K only with 30Hz).There is an Thunderbolt 3 solution for connecting two 4K monitors using Display Port, but there's no USB/audio output on this device. Are there any advanced docking stations available? Is there a P50 owner with practical experience using TB3 docking solutions?

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How can I add a wireless card to the Carbon X1?  The original answer was "can't be done" becuase the computer is a sealed case and has no capability for it.  I call BS!!  The computer obviously has a slot for it, a Sim card holder, and the option to order it from the factory with wireless.  How to add wireless to a non-wireless Carbon X1?  

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A:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon

You don't say which generation X1C you have, but AFAIK you can add a WWAN card.  Instructions are in the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your particular model.
The challenge will be antennas if they aren't already installed, and finding a card that passes the BIOS whitelist.
This isn't something I can address in detail, but if you'll list your MT-M - like 20FB002SUS as an example of a WWAN-upgradable unit - others will probably be able to help.  (Upgradable means that the antennas are already in place.)

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I purchased a Dell Studio 17 notebook, and I plan to sell my desktop. However, I would still like to use my monitor, speaker system, and other devices without having to connect or disconnect all of these items every time I move my notebook.

I checked Newegg and Amazon for docking stations, but it seems none of them get very good reviews. Does anyone have any advice on this situation?

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Hi, I recently bought a X1 carbon (4th generation) and bough myself a one link Pro Dock. Unfortunately I have now realised that the plug does not fit into any of my laptop sockets. My fault Should have done my research. I have now  realised I should have bought a link+ docking station. Can I still somehow use this station? I can't return it anymore but I am not sure how I get it connected to my laptop. Pictures of my current plug and socket are attached. Docking station plugSocket laptop

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I have been having all kinds of trouble accessing disks in docking stations through USB hubs and connected direct to my computer.

The two docking stations concerned are:

Coltech CE606CU3 USB 3.0 HDD Dual Bay Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard drives
Inateck Dual Two Bays USB 3.0 Hard Drives External Docking Station

The two hubs I have used are:

EasyAcc® USB 3.0 7 Port hub bus-powered and self-powered 2-in-1 hub
Inateck® 5-Port USB 3.0 Hub (USB 3.0 4-Port Hub + One 5V 2A Charging Port)

I am using plain SATA internal disks in the docking stations, the latest of which is a WD Green 4TB Desktop Internal SATA Hard Drive.

I have tried every conceivable combination:

one disk in one slot of docking station
two disks in both slots
both of the above connected via both hubs and connected direct to the computer (always using USB 3 ports)
switching on docking station after every possible method of connection
switching on and then connecting docking station after making every possible connection

And the result is always the same. The longest period I have been able to access any disk in any docking station is less than an hour, and then it disappears from Computer and from Disk Management - usually while doing a long backup. (Backup is the reason I bought the WD disk.) But the problem relates to any disk I use, in both docking stations and via both USB hubs or connected direct to computer.

Recently, when switching on the (connected) Coltech docking station I ... Read more

A:Trouble with docking stations

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Need to know if there is a docking station that works with the new HP Spectre that I purchased?  Please let me know what the options are for this PC. Thanks,

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...for five Dell Vostro 1700's. Suggestions?

A:Need to Purchase Docking Stations...

Those units seem to have all the ports you could want for modern hardware.
What do you need docking stations for?
If you need serial or parallell connectivity,I suggest using a port replicator.
They are inexpensive.

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HiIs there a recommended docking station for X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (20JES01W00) which can also charge the laptop? The laptop has a USB-c port for charging. Thanks 

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I have an X1 Carbon gen. 5. which supports Thunderbolt 3. I would like to purchase a Thunderbolt 3 docking station, but I also need the docking station to be compatible with older laptops that only have USB 3 support. Is it possible to use the Thunderbolt 3 docking station with older laptops also? best regardsLars Kohsel

A:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon

Hi Lars,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
I doubt as in order to use Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Dock there has to be Thunderbolt present in your older systems. It doesn't work with USB 3.0 ports.
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I just need to know the current firmware for both Ultraslim 2013 Docking Station and  2013 UltraSlim Docking Stations along with their download links. Thank you,

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 Im looking for a 4k docking station to my L560 to use at work.   NOTE it has to be compatible with Linux Ubuntu Currently have an AOC u3277pwqu Monitor https://eu.aoc.com/se/products/u3277pwqu  I feel that the computer struggle a bit to keep up with the monitor.  Any suggestions?   Greetings

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I'm looking for docking stations compatible with the Dell Precision 5510 laptop. So far I've been able to find the TB15 and 16. 15 is out of the question and I believe Dell recalled it. Is the TB16 any good? Hands on experience?
Are there any other possibilities?

A:Precision 5510 docking stations

The 5510 has the Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C port. So you could connect it to the TB16, WD15. Or the D3100 through the 5510 USB 3.0 port. As for reviews, google is a fair source.

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I have the XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 and I want a docking station without paying £££s.What non-Dell docking station are people using?many thanks

A:Which non-Dell docking stations for XPS 13 9365?

It is a little hard to judge price if you don't say which capabilities you want the dock to have.  If you needed just Ethernet, those aren't bad.
I have the TB 16, which seems to work well but is expensive.  I cannot attest to its capabilities with multiple monitors since I don't run my system that way.
I also have a StarTech.com dock (# DKT30CHPD) which has HDMI (4K) Ethernet and USB.  
I will suggest you evaluate your needs prior to buying a dock.  Getting one which has the capabilities is better than buying several for different capabilities.  If for no other reason that drivers for the different docks may be different.
I should mention, the TB 16 has its own power supply where the StarTech one does not.  Of course, this adds to the cost but does give you a backup supply for your system.

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I have a question regarding dual-slot HDD docking stations, as I was thinking about purchasing one. I will be using it for both data transfer and cloning. I also own a copy of Acronis True Image 2014 Premium. My question is this, if I want to clone or transfer data from one drive to the other using Acronis True Image would it be faster with two single docking stations each with their own dedicated USB (to the computer) opposed to one dual-slot station which has to share it‘s USB cable for both simultaneously reading from and writing to the drives? Or is this not how it works; does the data simply transfer from one drive to the other without ever leaving the docking station?

A:Question Regarding Dual-Docking HDD Stations

?? I think you're right ?? .. But there are "docking stations" with stand alone cloning that should be faster .. Here's one
Unless you're doing this all day .. is the extra speed really that much of an advantage ??
I think I'd trust Acronis 2014 for the Cloning/Imaging especially if making a SSD .. and would get a couple of Single enclosures or stations for the speed/versatility ..

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Hi, I am looking for a laptop which is small in size (13 - 14 inches) and has strong specs. I locked on to Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th Gen with 512 SSD and 16 GB RAM. My specific requirement is to use 3 external displays via docking station, I look online and found this "http://lenovoquickpick.com/usa/system/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon-5th-gen#accessory/68848" and "http://lenovoquickpick.com/usa/accessory/40AC0135US/thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock-us". I thought I'd talk to Lenovo Support about this just to make sure. Even their support has two opinions. One agent said that the docking stations will work with 3 external displays (2 display ports and 1 VGA). I talk to another agent after a few minutes and he said the laptop will only work with 2 external displays and not 3. Can anybody from the community confirm which of the two agents are correct. I currently have HP 650 G2 Probook which works perfectly fine with 2 display ports and 1 VGA port at the same time and let me use 3 external displays. Thank you,

A:Docking Stations for X1 Carbon 5th gen with 3 external displays

Hi sla3k,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
X1 Carbon 5th Gen does supports independent displays also have a look on this thread with similar discussion
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hard Drive Docking stations - are they safe for your hard drive?
Surely the 'handling' of the hard drive is not, good for the hard drive??
Doesn't is have many sensitive parts that should not be handled?

Is it OK to have one of these instead of a hard drive enclosure?

The great thing is that you can just pull one hard drive out and put another in!

Any replies would be great


A:Hard Drive Docking stations - are they safe?

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I need to know specifically what docking stations will work with a 3 monitor setup with a T580. I have a Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 dock (40AN0135US) but it doesn't quite cut it. I have two monitors in HDMI with the third in the correct DP port and the third display always shows at a smaller resolution. Attempts to update the firmware always fail.

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I currently have a ThinkPad Basic USB 3.0 Dock, but this doesn't provide the bandwidth or resolution I woulld get with a usb-c dock. unfortunately people seem to have a lot of problems getting usb-c docks to work (at least for video) with the Yoga 900. Can I ask that anyone who has one lists details here.  Please don't say what 'should' work, only what you have used and know works. Thanks.  

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I have a z61t that I am trying to convert into a pfsense firewall.  In order to do so I need to have 2 NICs.  I am thinking about buying one of the docking stations that was designed for this laptop, but I want to know how the dock's ethernet port works.  Is it a seperate NIC from the one built into the laptop?  If so, is it the same NIC that is built in (the broadcom netxtreme)?  Or does it just splice into the ethernet port built in (one NIC with two ports)?  In order for the dock dock to work for my application, it would have to be the former.  Thanks in advanced for the help!

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I just want to know the best options for docking my 850 g3 to beable to close the lid and operate dual monitors, extended display.

A:Docking stations best suited for extended display

Hi, Your machine is a business class machine, it has built in dockking station port     http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04915645.pdf Therefore no point to use other, non specialized dock. The HP Ultraslim Docking Station is perfect for this because the specs says: Number of Displays supported with Docking Supports 3 independent displays if used with optional HP Ultraslim Docking Station     http://www8.hp.com/au/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5422417 Regards.

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Do the ThinkPad T470 use the same docking station of the ThinkPad T440

A:ThinkPad T470 docking stations compatibility

All docking stations for T440 are compatible with T470.Follow this guide:https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/options_iso/ocm_october_2017_revised.xlsx

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Hi,I'm in the look for a docking station. In my household we have access to the three laptops (T510i, X280 and an X1 Carbon). What kind of docking station is recommended? Can the same be used for the three, or are there different connectivities that imply that three different dockings stations are necessary? Kind regards,MJ

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Which are compatible docking stations for Spectre notebook? The new Spectre has only type c ports.

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Hello! I have a lenovo thinkpad P51, and I'm looking to purchase a docking station for it so that I can hook it up for a better workstation experience. I see many workstations advertised as functioning with P51S, but they do not mention specifically if P51 is also supported. This seems to limit my options quite a bit if I am looking to go first party for this purchase. Could someone inform me if the two models are interchangeable when speaking about docking stations? I would appreciate it very much and it would help me avoid buying an unnecessary and mismatched docking station. Examples:https://www.amazon.com/Original-ThinkPad-40A10090US-Adapter-Lenovo/dp/B00G6T8EK2/ref=sr_1_12_sspa?ie... https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Adapter-40A20090US-Packaged/dp/B00E0E2DIE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&... https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thinkpad-Adapter-40a00090us-Packaging/dp/B00G6T8DRQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8... Thank you!

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hey, everyone.

i have just begun delving into the realm of laptop graphics cards (trying to play GTA:SA, in addition to getting greedy now that the seed's been planted :slurp: ). i've picked up some bits around here that i want to pick your brains about... i have a toshiba satellite (p25-s507) with a GeForce FX Go5200, 32mb video card. i understand there's no way to upgrade this within the notebook, but I'm wondering about two things: docking stations and PC card slots. can i "upgrade" my video card through either of these? i know docking stations can support printers, extra monitors, etc... can they support a different graphics card, so i can switch over when my comp's docked? or this fancy-shmancy PC slot that everyone told me i could "upgrade later" with but haven't used yet... can a video card go in that slot?!

my apologies if this is complete newb-babble, hehe. thanks for any help!

A:laptops and graphics -- PC card slots, docking stations?

I don't think there's any way to get it upgraded. The only way is to buy a laptop with a fast gpu to start with, which isn't too easy.

A side note: There are usb 2.0 graphics cards to add a second monitor to some pc's, but they are likely much slower than your 5200. I think the company is called triton IIRC, they used to have them at newegg, not sure if they still do.

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Hi, So having a bit of a frustrating experience finding a working dock for the new Spectre X360 (Kaby Lake). I need something with PD (power in), HDMI/DVI or DP out (two ports if fine, one up to 4k), and a few USB ports. I've tried a cheap aukey one and though HDMI works it's buggy. I'm now looking at this guy P5Q54UT - HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock 65W but not entirely sure if it'll work. A few pluggable docks specifically mention that HP is not supported or claim HP doesn't support alt-mode (for USB C) and PD 2.0 spec. Any guidance is appreciated.  

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Hello, newbie here, but what a pain to find information, I?m looking at purchasing a Lenovo L380 Yoga and a docking stations for the same, but Lenovo website is not useful, so I have had to sign up here to ask a simple question, sorry.As stated, I'm looking at getting a Lenovo L380 Yoga but do not know what docking station are compatible, could I ask for your advice please. I have seen the following but don?t know the difference and if they are compatible:03X60590A339700A34193I would like two dispaly outputs, thanks. Your advice is most welcome, thanking you in advance. 

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I have the Thunderbolt 3 Dock and it is charging up the laptop no issues. The issue is the network part. I have a network cable in the dock, but I am not getting network connectivity on the laptop.

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I have tried two different DisplayLink-driven USB 3.0 Docking Stations with my Yoga 700, and neither of them can achieve Gigabit Ethernet speeds. The docks I've tried are the Besthing USB 3.0 Docking Station, and the Sabrent USB 3.0 Docking Station, both of which use DisplayLink as driver software, and both feature Gigabit Ethernet ports. I have 1Gbps WAN access from Comcast, and if I use a plain Gigabit-to-USB adapter plugged into the Yoga, I get expected speeds in the neighborhood of 950Mbps. However, if I connect through one of the DisplayLink docking stations, my speed immediately drops to about 100Mbps. This leads me to believe that there is an issue with DisplayLink or their drivers, which is why I bought a second docking station to troubleshoot, but so far DisplayLink Support has been unable to provide a solution, and are shifting the blame to the dock manufacturers. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the DisplayLink driver software several times, including trying the latest Beta versions, and have tried plugging the Docking Stations in to both of the Yoga 700's USB 3 ports, with the same results. Has anyone had any luck getting Gigabit speeds when connecting a Yoga to a DisplayLink-enabled USB 3.0 Docking Station? Are there any other troubleshooting steps I can take? Thanks,R 

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It's so hard to navigate Lenovo docking stations and understand which one is working with which laptop so let me ask this question directly: 1) What currently available docking stations are compatible with X1 Gen 6th?2) Will X1 Gen 6th work with ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock (4X10E52935)? I use it for my X1 Gen 3 https://support.lenovo.com/ru/en/solutions/pd02998

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I am trying to write a script to detect all docking stations and monitors attached to those docking station for Lenovo Thinkpad t540p laptops on a domain network. Most of the monitors are Asus. Any suggestions or is this even possible? Running powershell from DEV WIN 10

A:Windows Powershell- Detect Docking Stations and attached monitors

You could use cmdlet Get-CimInstance:

Get-CimInstance -Namespace root\wmi -ClassName WmiMonitorBasicDisplayParams

Multiply the horizontal and vertical image size with 40 to get resolution in pixels. For example MaxHorizontalImageSize 48 / MaxVerticalImageSize 27 = 1920 * 1080 resolution.

More information about the monitors can be found with the following command:

Get-CimInstance win32_desktopmonitor
-- OR --

Get-CimInstance win32_videocontroller | select caption, CurrentHorizontalResolution, CurrentVerticalResolution

And, if needed, information about the GPU:

Get-CimInstance win32_videocontroller


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I have been unable to find any firm compatibility information on docking stations/port replicators that will work with  the Spectre x360-13-w000no/w001no and support two larger screens and charging through one of the new thunderbolt ports on the latest model. Will the HP ELite USB C docking station do the job or will I need something else. Hesitating to buy before som clarity on this issue. Cannot find any relevant info among HP specifications and compatibility listings. Anyone with hands-on experience?

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Alright so i've decided to finally make myself an account on the forums since i need someone to help me.

I deleted my power schemes via regedit and need to fix it (in an attempt to fix another problem that i'm having....WEI not completing "Cannot assest processor performance". However that was trivial now because this is ****ing important and i need to fix it).. . And so i've read somewhere else that it could be because the power scheme was custom (because i had it on High perf + custom settings)... anyhow... i need to fix this. thanks

Power schemes from below are gone.

Anybody can help ??
PS: posted this same thread in the general discussion forum just in case.

A:Deleted Power schemes, restore default schemes(.reg)

Please don't post the same thread in multiple locations - other thread removed.

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Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking system itself being plugged in?

A:Does a docking station charge a laptop without the docking s...

Hi, What is your laptop ? Does it have docking port and use a PROPER docking station ?  If YES for both then yes, docking station will changer the battery on laptop, Normal USB port replicators (vendors also call them as docking startions) won't charge battery on laptop. Regards.

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I just upgraded my laptop to Win XP SP3 and when I open Power Options from Control Panel the Power Schemes tab is not active. I don't remember how I had it activated in the past. Can you please help me? Thanks.

A:Power Schemes on my Laptop is inactive

Hi and welcome to TSF you can check the info here it seems a long way round to fix it but you can judge for yourself Configure a Power Scheme Item (Windows XP)

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recently, my dell laptop with XP Pro will not "obey" my preset automatic power settings. i like to play music when i fall asleep and would like my computer to hibernate after the music is done (usually about 30 mins). i have been doing this successfully for the past year but just recently my computer will not shut down. i have tried changing around the times or using a different "scheme"(home/office, portable, etc.) but this does not help. i wake up in the middle of the night, 5 hours later, and the laptop is still running. is there anything that can cause this and what is the solution?


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I just joined the Bleeping community.... and found a description from December 2013 of the problem I am having now on my Dell Inspiron (Windows 7) laptop --- uninvited multiple radio stations seeming to play all the time (even after rebooting).  The advice of technonymous  was to run the Farbar recovery scan... and attach the files it generated.  They are attached.
I hope someone can figure out from these files what is going on.  It is maddening.

A:radio stations playing on laptop

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
Next please re-run FRST again and type the following in the edit box after Search: rpcss.dll
Click the Search button
It will make a log (Search.txt)- please post the log into your reply to me. (you can use pastebin as well).

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I bought a laptop docking station with video output (USB3) - it's a powered unit.

When I use the laptop, the fan is going mad - always at full speed.
Laptop is SLUGGISH

I unplug. Within 2-3 minutes, fan stops.
And laptop is much more responsive.

Is this a typical symptom?

The super odd thing, if I plug it in an hour or so later... then all seems to be OK.

Tabs: lots of them - I'm a tab hungry freak!
Actually, not that bad. At most 10 - 15 tabs open.

The laptop has 8GB RAM 2.5 Ghz. And normally fine with even double the number of tabs (in Crome mostly, but Firefox as well)

As a desperation... I thought it might be Chrome and I disabled all plugins. Worked a treat yesterday - but same problems today.


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Hey everybody

I am wanting to get a good Laptop Docking Station that I can have at the house to easily plug my laptop in when I get home, so I can use it on my Vizio TV

I've been checking around, but can't find one with a good rating from CNET, and just wondering if anyone had any ideas.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 9300. Thanks

A:Looking a Laptop Docking Station


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Hi there.
I have a Latitude E5440 and a PRO3X docking station. both take a hefty amount of desktop space but rise only few centimeters above the desk. I was thinking of setting both in an upright position and clear up desk. just to clarify, I do not intend to use the laptop's built in monitor/keyboard etc. but use it as a "desktop PC" with a set of peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers...). 
I have not found any documentation to such a setup, and any help would be appreciated.
My questions are:
1. Is there a good way to mount the docking station to a wall/cabinet? I could not locate mounting slots for screws.
2. Is there a good way to secure the laptop once it's docked vertically?
My initial thought is the fasten the docking station so it'll sit below the laptop, supporting it in the vertical with it's locking mechanism. 
Thanks in advance to whoever responds.

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