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getting problems with my new hp laptop

Q: getting problems with my new hp laptop

i have got a new laptop 7 days ago and installed win 10 in it i am confused of so many drivers wich one to install and also want to know why my brightness is not getting low my laptop brightness buttons are not working

Preferred Solution: getting problems with my new hp laptop

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: getting problems with my new hp laptop

Hi,Your laptop came with Realtek RTL8723BE-VB 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 combination WLAN adapterSpecs: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05373656Drivers: install in orderChipsethttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...IMEIhttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...Audio?https://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...Graphichttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...LANhttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...WLANhttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...Bluetoothhttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...Touchpadhttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...Wireless buttonhttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...Card readerhttps://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306/s...Source: https://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-15-be000-notebook-pc-series/10862306RegardsVisruth

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for the past while now I have been having problems with the window on start up and my speakers on my laptop not working.

1-The problem started out with the speakers when I turned down the volume to nothing while playing a game and then I tried to turn it back up a few weeks later I got no sound out of the internal speakers. I tried all the options in the volume looking for anything muted with no results. I then tried to update the sound card drivers with the same results of no sound out of the internal speakers. I did try head phones as I was told by a friend to do so and I am able to hear sounds and music just fine.

2-After this first issue, I noticed that when starting my laptop I had a smaller then the normal screen when starting up, I also have this same size on my main screen. I have been able to change to a higher resolution to fill the entire screen but if I go any lower then the highest resolution I have a black boarder were the window should be.

I have upgraded to windows XP from windows ME erasing whatever information I could, hoping that a new operating program would solve this problem. But with my bad luck it hasn't changed. If you someone could help me resolve these problems I would be very grateful.

Thank you,


A:Help speaker problems on my laptop and having problems with windows screen on startup

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I installed windows 7 x86 on a older Toshiba satellite 1905-s301 laptop. It runs fine and it told me I could install the driver for xp in compatibility mode but im not sure how to do this. Also the laptops video card doesnt support directx 9.0 so i cant run aero is there any way around this?? Im not even sure if I want to turn it on because the laptop would crawl but I would like to get the message out of the message log down on the windows bar.

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On Sunday my laptop (running windows XP Home Edition) froze up and when I rebooted discovered EVERY file was having LOST CLUSTER problems. When I finally was able to get into windows most major functions such as IE 6.0 browser and Outlook Express would not work properly. I was able to run a registry fix program I had and it 'corrected' over 330 errors in the registry. However, it still has not corrected my problem.

I use Earthlink and I contacted them this morning and they suggested I run SFC /SCANNOW and re-install IE. However, I get the following error:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been such down to prevent damage to your computer



Begin Dump of Physical Memory"

Please can any one help me. I am not sure what happened but now most systems are not working. It keeps on rebooting into a dyagnostic mode where it checks lost clusters and If I manage to bypass this and get into windows desktop, it comes up with all sorts of DLL errors being corrupted and that I should run CHKDSK (which I did but then it hangs the machine and the starts the whole cycle again)....

I am not too familiar with the REGISTRY and I need some help.


[Tuesday morning] I have additional information:

I now get the following errors:

Errors in Windows/Prefetch/RNDAL.EXE-15330267.pf


Windows Delayed Write Failed messages. A whole bunch
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Hi techguys,

I magine my delight - santa brought a new windows 7 laptop - a great sony FW series - and with windows 7 I expected great things but alas I am already frustrated;

Totally stunned to find it had no email softeware though - and hence now have to find my way through an upgrade maze fraught no doubt with the ususal ms ifs and buts that always seem to plague upgrades or data transfers involving ms products - it must be me! - LOL!

1. I use outlook 2003 and want to keep all my outlook emails on the new laptop too;

2 Is it easy to get outlook onto my new laptop? Presumably 2007?

3. Is it easy to import my existing emails from 2003 outlook on my old laptop to this 2007 outlook - assuming the latter can be loaded onto my new laptop.

I do not want microsoift windows mail live - as I am nervous about keeping my email online.

Any help with achieving the outcome desired is much appreciated,

many thanks,


A:migration problems from xp laptop to windows 7 laptop

1. Outlook stores everything in the .pst file, so you can copy this from the old installation to the new one.

2. 2003 will work on W7, upgrade to 07 if you wish.

3. See #1

Windows Live mail like does not store your email on line.


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Hey everybody,

I fixing a computer for a friend and i have just been stumped about it. It is a Gateway Laptop that has Vista. I know the major problem is that the computer will not start up when i hit the power button. It will turn on and you can hear the fans going but then it all stops and nothing happens. The screen stays blank and it doesnt even get to the Gateway start up screen. After awhile i just power it down by holding the power button. the weird thing is that sometimes it will start up just fine and get to windows explorer and you think that everything is fixed but then it will freeze up on you and you must power it down starting the start up problems up again. i have made it through a couple of virus scans and took all the viruses that it had on it and i thought that that would take care of it but it didnt. it also has the problems of some of the keys on the keyboard dont work anymore and the touchpad doesnt work at all. i keep trying to install the drivers for those again but it keeps freezing. any ideas??


A:laptop start up problems and problems in general

Originally Posted by ryen2324

Hey everybody,

I fixing a computer for a friend and i have just been stumped about it. It is a Gateway Laptop that has Vista. I know the major problem is that the computer will not start up when i hit the power button. It will turn on and you can hear the fans going but then it all stops and nothing happens. The screen stays blank and it doesnt even get to the Gateway start up screen. After awhile i just power it down by holding the power button. the weird thing is that sometimes it will start up just fine and get to windows explorer and you think that everything is fixed but then it will freeze up on you and you must power it down starting the start up problems up again. i have made it through a couple of virus scans and took all the viruses that it had on it and i thought that that would take care of it but it didnt. it also has the problems of some of the keys on the keyboard dont work anymore and the touchpad doesnt work at all. i keep trying to install the drivers for those again but it keeps freezing. any ideas??


Hi ryen,

Try a startup repair.

Startup Repair

System Recovery Options

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I just bought a brand new hp laptop and sometimes when I start it up aftering being off a black screen pops up saying that there is no bootable device. It doesn't let me do anything so I have no choice but to manualy turn it off. When it comes back on it is totally fine.

I've also being having another problem which started today and has happened multiple times. I will be online or my laptop will just be sitting there and the screen goes black for a second or two. It will then come back on and say something like the screen failed but it was restored.

What should I do? I just bought it a week ago. Should I trade it in for another one or is there a cheap (preferrably free) easy fix? Please help.

If you need more info just ask.


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I have an HP Pavilion zv6130 that seems unstable. It gets lots of messages when shutting down from Microsoft about encountering errors and wants me to send reports to them.

I first had problems after a difficult time installing Native Instruments--Akoustik Piano.

Ever since I have had problems with "shut downs" error messages with programs like Avira and Avast virus checkers.
Is there a standard set of tests that I can run this HP through that will help me find the problem?

A:HP laptop problems--help diagnosing problems

Hi, welcome to TechSupportForum.

I looked over your problem and it seems you might have a virus or malware problem. You should move this case from the Windows XP Forum to the General Security Forum.

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I recently disabled both screens on my laptop, how can i reset that. Thank You

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both screens?????

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I have a laptop to a LG HDTV connection via VGA cable.
It used to work before in the summer, but when i tried using it recently the connection will go through, however after a few seconds the picture will freeze, then a couple minutes later will turn into a blank black screen, or have a "no signal" connection.
During this time I am able to use the menu controls for the TV, change inputs and everything. However, if i cycle through my inputs and come back to the RBG input, the picture from the laptop will be back, but in a few seconds will go through the same problem again. Does anyone know what is wrong with this?

A:Laptop to TV problems

you might have a bad cable.

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The dvd rom in my pc is no longer working & I'm trying to figure out how to fix it.

I have an Acer Aspire 5520 & I did a complete restore to factory settings last night, and all worked well until about 3 hours ago. I did a system restore & its still not working.

It is showing up in device manager & even in my computer, but its like its just dead.

At one point I put pressure on the drive pushing it in & it responded, but that only lasted for one disk.

I was wondering if maybe the drive has come out of the connection a bit at the back, and if it has, is it easy to get in there and fix it myself. (I have built desktop pcs before but have only just replaced RAM on this laptop.

Also if it sounds like the drive has died on me, is it easy for me to replace? I am only on the disability pension & can't afford to put it in at a pc shop & be ripped off.

Does anyone know of a good site that will help me through the process of replacing the drive?

The specs are:
AMD Turion 64 x 2 mobile technology TL-64 2.20GHz
32-bit OS
Windows Vista Home Premium
Nvida gforce 8600M GS
15.4'' monitor
220 GB HDD

I know this all sounds pretty dicky but its driving me crazy.

Thanks heaps

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My hp Pavilion laptop has been doing strange things and I am not sure why. If my computer falls asleep and is woken up it will say the ethernet cable is not connected even though I use wifi. If my computer is moved at all while it is on the entire screen freezes and internet connection issues occur upon reset. I have tried system restores and even setting to factory condition but nothing seems to help.
Delmara Jackson
Product Name: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
Product Number: G6R30UA#ABA
Serial Number: (removed content)

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I was having problems with windows firewall not being able to be opened so I downloaded Spysweeper and ran a scan. It came back with some cookies but also a backdoor-trojan-haxdoor. I deleted the problem and ran another scan. It picked up the same problem but listed in a system restore point I believe. I deleted it again. I am still not able to open windows firewall. I get this message "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows can not display Windows Firewall settings. I Downloaded HiJack this. The following is the report. Hopefully someone can help me out with this.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:57:30 AM, on 01/04/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
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Please help - I am going quietly mad trying to fix this.
I have a Desktop, running XP Pro and a laptop running XP Home.
I have networked via a router. With the laptop I can see the desktop, connect to the internet and share files etc.
With the desktop, I cannot see the laptop, no natter what I do.
I get the access is denied. You may not have permission notice.
I can't seem to figure a way out of this. I can ping both machines from each other and they are seen but I cannot access the laptop at all from the desktop. Other than that, the network is working perfectly.
I also have a third desktop computer (running XP Home) which is part of the network. The laptop can see it and share files etc but the XP Home desktop cannot see the laptop.
Can someone please help?

I don't yet use passwords on my network. Could this be a factor?

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It's been a very long time since I posted here...Been extremely busy.

My question is this: I have a laptop with the XP OS. XP Home Edition. When I connect to the internet (Dial-up) over it, it'll stay connected for roughly 2.5 minutes. Then it disconnects. Or, if it stays connected more than that, it'll disconnect when you download something. A program, a webpage, anything. Any idea as to how to fix it? Please advise.

- Fibonacci

A:Laptop Problems

you could have static on the line,unplug any other phones connected and see if it still does it
we had a problem here with dialup where every so often the phone would check the line in the background causing the internet to disconnect,also my security system would phone home at midnight and cause a disconnection

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Ok...I am new here and at my end with my laptop. It is a Gateway M320x. It is around 2 years old and is in excellent condition, It has never been dropped, I have taken emaculate care of it. Well about 3 months ago I was on the internet with it and the power shut off and it re-started on its own. After this it started doing it totally random and has been to 2 different places, and to Gateway on 4 seperate ocassions. I get no error codes and the hard drive, lan board, heat sink and processor fan have all been replaced. I got tired of paying Gateway $600 per trip and figured I would buy another. I was basicly just seeing if anyone has had/ or may know what I could try to fix it. It is to nice of a unit to throw away.

Thanks for reading!

A:Problems With My Laptop

As a last resort I would give this a try, if it doesn't work they say you pay nothing..


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Got a Dell Inspiron 9300. Having a few different problems with it.
FN+ up/down arrows wont brighten my screen. I have Dell Quickset installed and running but it didnt fix the problem. My LCD is quite dim.
Just ran diagnostics (F12 @ startup) and it found 2 problems:
DST short test failed - apparently a problem with the hard drive, but my system is up and running fine. Not perfect, but ok.
LCD inverter detection test failed. - I just replaced my LCD screen. Wondering if I missed something when I installed it or if its driver related. I tried setting the laptop to max performance in the power settings and had no change in the screen.
Wondering if its the LCD data cable. Wondering if it was 'squished' on rebuild, maybe a wire could be loose or frayed.
I have some driver issues as well, wondering if there's an easy way to get rid of my current drivers and start fresh. I downloaded some driver-finder program and got everything from there, but I'd like to start over and get everything right from the Dell website.

A:Laptop problems

NinerYanks09 said:

FN+ up/down arrows wont brighten my screen.
LCD inverter detection test failed.Click to expand...

Do you get any kind of glow from the screen?

With the power turned off, you may want to double check the cable and connectors that connect the display's backlight inverter board to the motherboard.

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Its an HP Pavillion 9000 wide screen about 2 yr old.

Back in June the switch on the built in wireless card stopped working it is now in the off postion. No problem I picked up a wireless usb one to use.
Also about the same time I had to open the task manager to get any where.
Now trying to turn it on for the last five minutes it sounds like it is trying to start but will not. It just starting the fan then you hear a tick then does that all over again.

It has now started up but it took longer that usual to get going.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

I did get some malware on it in the past but I think I got that taken care of thanks to this site


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With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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I recently started having problems with my laptop.It has been going on for a while. I have been on vacation so never really had time to fix it. These are the problems I am having.

Its over heating
It switched off from over heating like thrice
It doesn't charge fully. It only charges to 75%.
It dies really really quickly.
It doesn't wanna read the memory card from the camera.

All this never happened before. So it sounds like I have something. Please help and thanks.

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit.

Here is the original link from the infected section. He told me to post it here.

A:A lot of problems with my laptop.

Some TipsLouis

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Something has infected this comp, upon startup "winupdt.exe" starts up and won't delete. CWS ran clean, so did Ad-Aware. All versions are latest. Here are the logs:
StartupList report, 07/10/2004, 12:21:22 AM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Profiles\Phoenix\Desktop\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options

Running processes:

C:\Program Files\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Profiles\Phoenix\Application Data\mrce.exe
C:\Program Files\WindUpdates\WinKA.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\WindUpdates\WinUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE


Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\Profiles\Phoenix\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
PowerReg Scheduler.exe

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Profiles\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
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I have trouble keeping my computer running. Need help soon. Adaware can not finish scanning before it locks up on "Busy...."

Is there a way I can attach a .jpg to this to show my log?

A:Problems with my Laptop...

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Hi, I have a HP Envy TouchSmart, and my spacebar stopped working. It can still make spaces but it is so stuck that I pretty much have to punch it whenever I want to type, and this is a big problem because I have to type a lot for school, and now I can hardly work. Is there anything I can do to fix it?ThanksLove,Jack Lyons7th grader 

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My ACER 6920 Laptop has a keyboard issue as after plugging in a G15 keyboard it has resorted to just the (fn) keys so that you can't use the u,i,o,p,j,k,l,;,or m

Please help


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not sure if this is the right place for this but, i have an hp pavillion dv4 1555dx laptop running windows 7, the first problem is occasionally when i unplug the laptop from AC power, the usb ports are powered when the computer is off, i have a cooler for the bottom of the computer and when i turn off the computer and unplug the AC power, it is still on (powered by USB port), the second problem is that when i use the ac adapter, the power brick gets hot faster than normal, and windows reports that the battery can't hold it's charge anymore, which puzzles me because i've only had the laptop for about a year now, and i don't think hp batteries are that bad, i want to know what i need to do?

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I got a used Tiny A440 P3 1Ghz laptop that i bought off eBay for 420 2yrs ago, it come with Win ME and then i upgraded to Win XP. Over the past 6 months its had problems with it overheating / blue screen failures after about a hr of use. It would blue screen up (ie halt) then reset itself and fail to start up on the reset. Ive opened it up, and the fan on the chip is working as advertised, but not all the time. I have considered taking the fan appart to see if i can hard wire it so its on when the laptop is on.

Does anyone know any places that can take a look at this, or is it worth selling it on eBay for 200 or something. Its the DVD drive version. Parts are not going to be common, so im unsure.

Ive considered some kind of extra fan to blow into the cooling duct, but i think its a bit excessive.

Apart from moving to the south pole, im stuck for idea's..

A:Laptop problems / help.?

Many laptops control the fan and only run it when it's necessary for cooling. It could be something totally unrelated to the fan operation...

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Earthlink is my ISP, and I am having trouble with my wireless router. 3-5 times per week, my laptop is unable to access the network. Each time, I am forced to unplug the router and then plug back in to get wireless network working again. Desktop with ethernet connection to network never has problems. Help?!

A:laptop problems.... please help.

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HELP PLEASE, I am a Brit and live in a third world country. Dominican Republic. The infrastructure is terrible and there are not many computer repair places you can trust. My ports have stopped working and also the port for my headset for the sound when I use skype. I have to use skype for my business as the phone system here is rubbish. I can hear callers but they cant hear me. I cant find sndvo132 on my system. I have contacted skype and they havent solved it. The head set works fine on my sons laptop, Also sometimes my page jumps when I am typing. After I downloaded update drivers, now when I start my computer the driver wizard constantly pops up and blocks my work, I dont know how to remove it. I have tried everything I can think of and fnally I have come to your guys. Can you help me please?

Thank you

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I've aquired a Toshiba 2520CDT laptop which does not work. The thing just doesnt switch on, I've checked the power unit and that works fine but no power gets to the laptop, what can I do to fix it?

A:laptop problems

Have you tried removing the battery and running on the power supply alone?

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i was playing a game on my laptop and all of a sudden the thing just packed up and is refusing to start up again what do i do.

A:Laptop Problems

Not as easy to troubleshoot a laptop as a desktop would be. Is it completely dead? No lights, no sounds?

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Wondering if anyone can help...
We have a laptop connected to our network, for months now it has not worked, it worked fine previously.

It loads up windows fine, however when we try to get access to the server it just says "The computer or share name could not be found make sure you typed it correctly and try again"

The network path name is correct, and no-one has messed about with the settings or network card.

Perhaps someone has clicked on undock pc instead of shut down? The laptop has a box that click to the back of the main unit, would this mess up the network connection.

I have tried to map the network drive again (as the path seems to have disappeared) and it just says the same thing as I type in my second paragraph.

Can anyone help?


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Are you able to ping the computer that you are trying to map a drive to?

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Sorry if this isnt the right section. I'm taking a wild guess seeing as the Laptop i'm on is XP.I'm running:System:Microsoft Windows XPHome EditionVersion 2002Service Pack2Acer inc.AcerSystemIntel? Pentium? MProcessor 1.60GHz1.60GHz, 504 MB of RAMPhysical Address ExtensionAs you might realise I've just copied that from My Computer's properties.My first problem is that under 'Device Manager' there is problems with Other devices. I don't know if these devices are working or not but they look like they're having problems. The items not working at the Mass Storage Controller, Video Controllers and the Video controller (VGA Compatible). You can see the problem in the screenshot below.My second problem is that on Firefox I keep getting Celldorado popups and those 'Your Computer might be infected' with that fake windows popup box and it tries to install a fake spyware programme. I want to know how to stop these Celldorado popups! They're so annoying and they're very frustrating. I've included a screenshot below.Hope you can help me to resolve these problems!Thanks.EDIT: I'd also like to know how to get rid of the bar at the bottom of the documents, can't seem to find it to take it off.

A:2 Problems With Laptop

Hello Frisco, the mas storage and last item are non malware issues,probably printer or an ipod type issue and you can get that help in the XP forum. But the Celldorado is malware and you need to fix that first.Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opers browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt... Read more

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The computer has/is:

Windows XP Service Pack 2
Compaq Presario V2000
About a year and a half old
McAfee Anti-virus

The biggest problems have been have been:

Unresponsive Keyboard at Startup
Sound issues
Will no longer stay on for over 10 minutes
Runs very very slowly

It turns off without any warning all the time It has gotten to the point where I am barely logged in before it turns off again, leaving me no chance of running any sort virus scans or the like. Also, I don't think it's overheating because it doesn't feel hot at all; it usually doesn't get the chance to warm up properly before it shuts off. As I did not have that much material stored on the hard-drive at all because most of my stuff is online, I decided to try and reinstall the operating system, but the computer won't stay on long enough for the process to finish! What do I do??

A:Laptop Problems

Possible symptoms of overheating or low power.

Does it stay on any longer in Safe Mode?

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Hi. I'm trying to get a laptop working right now and I don't know whats wrong with it. It runs incredibly slow and whenever I click a desktop icon it starts to load and the screen goes blank for a sec, then the screen reapppears but it hasn't loaded the icon. Please help.

A:Laptop problems

Please supply the brand and model number. Also, if you can provide the specs of the PC, it would be helpful.

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just bought a used Dell latitude CPx, worked great for two weeks all I did was try to get it on my wireless internet at home. Now it's dead. Put a different, fully charged battery in it, still won't work. When I press the power button I see the power indicator light up then all three light son the laptop for shift lock , caps lock, numbers lock come on at the same time, they all stay on for about 3 seconds along with the power indicator, then it shuts down.

A:laptop problems

Sounds like a major hardware problem, as software will not come into play until it's at least passed the POST (Power On Self Test) which it's not doing.

Laptops are not easily serviceable, so not sure what help can be given apart from suggesting it goes into a repair shop. Problem is with a laptop of that age, repairs may be uneconomic.

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I usually use a wireless network to connect to the internet on my laptop, and today it wouldn't connect to the internet I tried uninstalling and reinstalling everything and it took me forever on how to do it, but i got it installed again. Anways that didn't help, When I press connect it says it is connecting but it never connects. So I took at cable and connected it to my laptop into my router and I still cannot conect cause it says Limited or no connectivity. I've tried rebooting and un pluging everything, and I've posted on here a few times before, I really need help, I don't know what to do. I would rather connect wireless than using a cable cause I hate sitting near the pc. But if you can help please help me.

A:Laptop problems, please help me.

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Ok so i have a laptop, it's an advent laptop with Vista as the OS. I've had problems with it since i bought it from my brother but now it's got to the point where i need to sort it out.

First off it used to turn itself off when every now and then, usually when i was watching a video. About a month ago it started doing it a lot more regularly, and shortly after that, everytime it happened i wouldn't be able to use my laptop because no matter what it would do it turned itself off. To solve this i used to use system restore (which allowed me to use it again).

Now it has happened again, but i can't use system restore because apparently i don't have any restore points created. In my efforts to try and fix the problem (or at least find out what's causing it) i came across "Full Destructive Restore".

NOTE: Works fine in "Safe Mode"

So my questions are:

Is there anyway of fixing this?
What is full destructive restore? Any alternatives?

A:Problems with my laptop

Hello Ali060 and welcome to TSF,

Press F8 immediately after the BIOS splashscreen.
This will open the advanced boot option menu.
If you load to Windows you need to restart and try again.
Select the option to Turn Off automatic restart.

Boot into Safe Mode and check C://Windows/Minidump for any .dmp files.

If you have any, follow the instructions in the following thread and attach the zipped files to your next reply.

In the interim, download the UBCD from the link in my signature and burn it to CD using a program like ImgBurn.
note: If you are burning the disc on a Windows 7 system, you just need to double click the .iso file to initiate the image burning process, no software necessary.

When the CD is burned, boot your laptop to the CD and select HDD from the menu, then select Diagnosis. Finally, select Drive Fitness Test (Hitachi) and let it load. When prompted select the ATA only option. Run the quick test and then the extended test.
Take note of the drive ID.
Post the Drive ID and the results of both tests.

A destructive restore is when the filesystem is wiped out and the Operating System is replaced. This is a last resort option.


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My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 model, it's 2 years old... Until about June, there were no problems with it... In June, when I tried to install some updates, I got a Blue Screen of Death. I managed to fix it... Then in about July, there was a new update for Windows Vista SP2. I installed it, but after configuring updates, it reverted the changes... There were no problems with it afterwards. I was on the laptop several days after this, and it began to run really slow, so I restarted it. And it gave me another Blue Screen, I used Startup Repair to fix the problem. Several days after, I played a game called MapleStory, but after several minutes, the laptop froze, so I turned it off by holding the power button. During the reboot, the laptop went into one of those CHKDSK sessions. First thing I noticed about this session was that there were many "File Record Segment ##### is Unreadable", where ##### are numbers... They did some deleting.... and afterwards, I got on, happy that the laptop is still working... But when I look at the Wireless Internet... It is always identifying my connection... And when I try to open programs that requires you to go through the awkward darkened desktop and a window that asks if you "Allow" or "Cancel" the program from running on Vista, it won't even go to the darkened desktop with the window...

Someone suggested that I use my recovery CDs from Toshiba to fix the problem, what should I do?
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A:Laptop Problems

In the situation that you are in, since it has been a couple years anyway, backup all your files/programs. Make sure you note all the system specs for drivers (just in case), and re-install...
Have you been running security software on it?

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Hey, I've got a HP Pavillion dv6000 with Vista, I think it's about a year and a half old. Some time ago, I started getting problems with my CD drive. Sometimes it doesn't seem to be detected at all I can open and close it just like normal, and if I insert a disk it makes the usual noises, but it doesn't show up in my computer or if I run device management. The problem comes and goes, sometimes the drive works perfectly, other times it doesn't work at all... I can't find any pattern to it, and restarting never seems to work. I've tried uninstalling the drivers and restarting, and I've tried resetting the UpperFilters and LowerFilters in the registery. I have no idea what to do, any help would be lovely.

A:DVD rom problems on my HP laptop

Unhook ac and remove battery
there should be 1 or 2 screws from the bottom you take out and the rom will slide out.
It just may need to be reseated...its worth a shot.
if you dont see the screws you will have to take of the bottom cover.

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hi everyone one mackay19 windows 7 63 drivers out of date is any free downloads to fix this problem for free also have a packard ball laptop xp had it for 5 years now and theres no hardware for sound or volume i think i have deleted something i dont know what i have done please help

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I have several problems in my winXp system ...

I am unable to folow links in the Internet Explorer.
I am Unable to open the User Accounts Control pannel.
'an error has occurred in the script on this page
Access is denied to: res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nusrmgr.cpl/body.htc
Code: 0
URL: res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nusrmgr.cpl/nusrmgr.hta

Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?'

Am unable to play MP3 files in Windows media player.

I've been through the spyware forum, and the system is now clean, but still these problem presist ...

Any ideas?

A:Problems with Win XP on HP laptop

Lets start with Running the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem. You will need your Windows XP disk

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Greetings all, depserate for help so hope I can give enough info.
My laptop has been acting up now for a while.My zone alarm and AVG do not start up at all, They are also not in my add/remove progs. I have tried using the unistall option in the start menu but I get an error message for both programs, my spybot also does the same, it wont start up or uninstall. I installed F-secure and that cause XP to give the Blue screen on startup and memory dump. Once I start up in safe mode and remove F-secure the machine works again, but no antivirus or firewall software works.Here is the log file. thnks

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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A:Laptop problems

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted.

Looks like we have a sticky situation. I'm not gonna make any promises but let's see what can be done. For any chance of success, you will have to follow my instructions to the 'T'.

Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

* * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Download & install CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)

Download and install Ewido Security SuiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options",uncheck - Install background guard

Have Ewido update itself & then exit the program.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido

'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downloading.
It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

* * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * *

Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked":

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinFixer hel... Read more

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My Compaq armada 3500 has 2 problems. Everything seems to be ok as I can still get online and it boots up fine, but, I can't get into my BIOS. Tried all the buttons that were recommended. like F10,F6,F11 w/FN, Del, etc. Any idea?
Also every few minutes the display goes blank. until I touch a key. Then it comes back on. I checked and changed the power setting in the both the batttery and powered settings to never for everything. But the problem remains.

A:Laptop has 2 problems

hmmm......sounds like a faulty onboard video and bad cmos battery. have you tried contacting compaq and telling them the problem?

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this is my first post on here so i hope i get it right
so i have a sony bravia 40 inch tv that i want to use as a monitor for my acer aspire 5535
i have a vga cable which should work fine since the tv has a vga in and laptop a vga out or whichever way they go
from what i knew it would work fine just plug it in put the tv on pc input and it should work and it did the first time now i havent changed anything but the tv doesnt reconize there is somethign pluged in so the pc input option is greyed out,
i can connect it to other tvs simply by pluging it in and on another computer monitor but it just doesnt seem to want to work again for my sony bravia
any ideas on how to fix it?
ive been at it for weeks

A:laptop to tv problems

On Laptops you usually toggle the FN + one of F keys - should have an image of a screen on
the toggle is usually - not in this order

Laptop + VGA output
VGA Output only

But you say it works on other monitors without doing that - usually the default on boot is laptop only

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alright, so basically my friends lap top was all screwed: spyware, viruses, you know the works. so i offered to reformat it for her, it was running vista at the time and she told me she didn't like vista.

so i used a Windows XP Pro disc to reformat her laptop. everything went well up until it got to the windows set up mode. the lap top completely restarted went back to the windows set up and gave me these two errors.

"A write operation was attempted to a volume after it was dismounted"


"Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API."

both the errors flash real quick and the laptop restarts again, and it just continues to do this. Any ideas on how to fix this?

also, her power is bit faulty she told me, so i'm thinking that MIGHT be one of the problems.

thanks in advance for any help. it's very much appreciated.

A:laptop problems..


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Hi all. Well I am having problems with turning on my Toshiba satellite c50-a-19t laptop. The night before there was a smell coming from the fan so I turned it off. I put it on charge in the morning and when it was fully charged I went to use it. The white light on the front goes on for a sec and then goes straight off and the laptop don't power up. Any ideas guys ???

A:Problems with laptop

Sounds as though it may have over heated and something may have shorted out. you will need to have it looked at your local repair shop.

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I have a toshiba A25-S207 laptop.
The problem i have is the LCD screen is very dark you can just see the images. I have searched for a solution a couple of things have come up
1. being the display switch sticking. Can any one tell me where this is located on this model
the other thing could be a fl inverter is this correct.

A:Laptop Problems

A dark screen with a dim picture is often caused by inverter or backlight failure. Does it work good hooked up to a external monitor?

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