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Laptop touchpad "tapping" keeps turning itself off....

Q: Laptop touchpad "tapping" keeps turning itself off....

Argh. This is getting frustrating.

The "tapping" function on my Inspiron 9300's touchpad keeps getting intermittently disabled when I try to watch videos. It's very sporadic and I have, so far, been unable to determine any kind of set pattern or commonality between the times that it happens. The only thing that is for sure is that it only happens when I am attempting to watch videos. i.e., YouTube, CNN, MySpace, etc.

When it happens, I have to go to Control Panel > Mouse > Touchpad and then de-select "Tapping" (yes, it is always still selected even when apparently disabled) and then re-select it and click OK.

The left and right "mouse" buttons below the touchpad are never affected nor is the ability to move the pointer around the screen using the touchpad.

Help? Thanks!

EDITED TO ADD: I should have mentioned that I did uninstall the driver and reinstall an updated one from Dell directly. Also, I just discovered today that I actually don't have to deselect the tapping tick-box and then reselect it as I originally thought. All I have to do is open up the Mouse Properties under the Control Panel and simply click OK to close it again. Works every time.

BUT, why is this happening???

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Preferred Solution: Laptop touchpad "tapping" keeps turning itself off....

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: Laptop touchpad "tapping" keeps turning itself off....

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Anyone? Thanks!

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I am unable to disable the tapping feature on my touchpad. I am using Vista Home premium. I know how to disable the touchpad completely but I donot wish to use a mouse. When I go into Device Manager for Mouse and pointing devices it shows only a PS2 mouse of which I have none connected. Can anyone help
 

A:Solved: Cannot disable "tapping" on the touchpad of my Advent 6311

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Hi all

Ill cut to the chase.

What I am asking is someway of turning the Entire Windows Desktop/Screen "Black and White" not simply High Contrast.

I am one of those unfortunate ones, like many, that suffer from quite severe migraines from time to time. Couple this with frequent headaches, sometimes daily. This obviously isnt helped by the fact that my hobby and career are both in IT. I have tried every possible solution to alleviate the headaches. Lay off certain foods, make sure to have a balanced diet. Turn off any strong lighting around my computer screen, remove any strong colours from the desktop etc......

Windows XP / Vista have tried to address this issue with the accessibility wizard, where you can select the High Contrast Options to take any strong colours off the screen. Unfortunately this still doesnt get rid of everything.

When you make any major changes or "logoff" in XP/Vista, the screen fades to "black and white" for a short period. If you know what I am on about, thats the effect I am after.

More than likely a black and white layer is laid over the desktop to create this effect, unfortunately you would not be able to access anything underneath.

I need a fully functional XP machine in complete black and white.

On old CRT monitors you were able to remove the colour, making the screen B&W, but with alot of LCD screens this function is not available.

If anyone has any ideas, you would be helping so many people.

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A:Turning the Windows Desktop completely "Black and White" not just "High Contrast"

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- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7
- an OEM or full retail version? OEM
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer

- What is the age of system (hardware)? 2 weeks
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 2 weeks

When waking up or turning on my laptop, about 2 out of 3 times I am getting BSOD. This has been happening since a day or two after buying my laptop. It is about two weeks old now, and I am tired of getting the BSOD. I looked into it earlier, and I think it has something to do with my WiFi drivers. I reinstalled them but it didn't help. Someone please help.

A:BSOD "Bad_Pool_Caller" when waking up/turning on laptop

Virtually all of these were Related to hssdrv.sys Hotspot Shield Routing Driver from AnchorFree Inc.
I would remove it

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox. If this checkbox is clear, the touchpad works properly. When this checkbox is marked, the touchpad does not work at all.
I have tried both USB and Bluetooth mice, and neither one allows the proper action: the touchpad should be enabled without a mouse, and the touchpad should be disabled with a mouse.  That's how it works on other systems.  It just doesn't work at all on this system.
I suspect there is some interaction between the touchpad and the touchscreen that is interfering with this setting.  But I have another laptop with a touchpad and a touchscreen, and the mouse detection works there (it's not a DELL).
Yes, I have toyed with the idea of deleting the DELL touchpad control application and installing a "stock" Synaptics touchpad driver.  But I don't want the DELL  "update" app to overwrite it with the DELL touchpad control app every time it sees "the wrong driver" loaded.  And I don't want to take the chance that the touchpad driver and the touchscreen driver are somehow linked together, thus disabling one when I disable the other.
Any ideas on how to get the "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" action working would be welcome.  

A:Inspiron 11 3000 (3147) "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" disables touchpad ALL THE TIME

I would love to know where to find that checkbox ... Thank you!

Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox.

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I am running Win 10 on a laptop. I have changed all the power settings to "NEVER" for everything. The laptop is on AC (not battery). No power outages.

But when I come back after being away from the laptop for an hour or so. It is in sleep mode (I think) - I have to turn the button on and it comes on (to the way it was when I left but loses the connect to 2 of my USB ports. SO I have to restart the computer to be able to do anything.

Help?

A:Laptop Turning itself "off"

Try to clear screensaver 1 minute wait or turn it on/off and set it back to None.

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I am developing a WinRT app. One of the requirements is that the app should have a "timed logout" feature. What this means is that on any screen, if the app has been idle for 10 mins, the app should logout and navigate back to the home screen.

By using this link and applied the logic given in below link

http://stackoverflow.com/a/18878954/3560390

Its works fine in all screens except webview,because webview not supports any touch event or tap event.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.ui.xaml.controls.webview.aspx

How to enable "timed logout" feature in WinRT webview ?

Any help is welcome..

Thanks!

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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HELP please... I have configured a Samsung laptop for a neighbour but can't turn off tapping, which I need to do to make the laptop usable for my neighbour, who is elderly.
The incumbent driver is from Elan (? ).

I have tried the latest driver from the Samsung website
I have tried a Synaptics driver

None of them deliver a 'disable tapping' button...

Anybody able to offer a solution / driver that allows this basic functionality?

Thanks!

A:Driver that allows disabling tapping -Samsung 3 series laptop touchpad

How about an external mouse mate wired or not and just disable the touch pad altogether when the mouse is plugged and it comes back on when the mouse is taken out . I do that with all my laptops as I find the touch pad really very irritating.

Also if the user is then finding it difficult to manipulate the machine via the touch pad the external mouse is going to be so much easier

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Tricky, this one!

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Entering the bios limits me to certain options. Is there anyway to access the other options? sorry, newbie here.

A:No "usb legacy support" "qfan" options on my asus laptop bios.

If your BIOS doesn't include such options, then they simply are not there.

I don't know about hacking BIOS's, and I wouldn't suggest it at all. You could brick your motherboard.

However, you should check with your manufacturer's website and see if there is an update available for the BIOS that may increase available options.

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For a couple weeks now, My laptop has been making a "pop" sound everytime on start up after the windows logo comes together it makes a faint pop sound then continues to the login screen. Everytime I muted or unmuted the speakers it would make the sound too. I changed my driver the the Windows default and it stopped but the pop won't.


Laptop Model / Manufacturer : Gateway NV53A
Sound Driver : Realtek (But changed to Windows Default)

A:Laptop speakers emit a "pop" sound after "Starting Windows"

The windows default is the culprit here.

When your system boots, drivers started one after another, the pop sound came in because the default driver is not built to especially manage your audio card.

Download the driver from the manufacturer according to your model, install it and I assure you all will be fine.

cheers.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba r700-181 (PT310E) work laptop. It is running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.

It has one 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 10600. Windows works fine with this.

I have obtained a 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 12800. With just this one in, Windows works fine.

However, if I have BOTH sticks put in, the BIOS recognises that there is 8GB installed, but Windows fails to boot.

It gets stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen. If I restart it asks me if I want to start windows normally or to run the Windows repair. If I try that I get the message: "Error: 0xc0000225. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I tried using a Windows 7 System Restore disc but that doesnt work...

If I try either of the sticks in the laptop one at a time, then Windows 7 boots up fine.

Is this just down to the laptop not being compatible with the mixture of speeds? I thought that if they were mixed it would just use the lower speed by default?

So confused

A:Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"

Hello borito, Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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Hi Team,
I am checking the laptop "New Inspiron 15 5567 Laptop"  for the past 1 month and it is not available "In-Stock"
www.dell.com/.../pd
Please let me know when will the laptop be available.
Regards,
Boopalan J

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Note: I can't take any screen shots because my problematic laptop won't even start up fully.

So as a bit of background, my 6-year-old Toshiba A505-S6005 laptop battery has been horrible for ages (as in my laptop MUST be plugged in at all times or else it will immediately spontaneously turn off without a proper shut-down. It also spontaneously turns off it it overheats or starts working too hard or something), so I don't use it very much - but it's where I keep all my music and movies, and I've been gradually transferring these files to other devices, which is why I still use it occasionally...

Anyway, 2 nights ago, I downloaded and installed updates, and after taking a while to install updates, it stayed on the "shutting down..." screen for a long time... And when I woke up the next morning, it was STILL on the "shutting down" screen - and it had been 8 hours by that point (I was actually very surprised that it hadn't spontaneously turned off overnight). So I did a force-turn-off because I thought it would start up ok.

Today, I turned on the computer figuring it would boot up ok. So we get to the start-up screen - it even spends a mere split second on the usual improper-shut-down-how-would-you-like-to-start-up screen (it usually spends 30 seconds on that screen) and it goes through "configuring updates," and this took a while, and then it went back to the "shutting down..." screen. And it was stuck there for about 20 minutes be... Read more

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


We
are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Reference:
Mklink
Best regards


Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

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Screenshots are a very handy way to show someone what you can see on your display, but on their own, they only tell part of the story. When you share that screenshot, the chances are you'll still have to explain its relevance - but Microsoft is aiming to streamline this whole process with a new tool from its Office team.



Microsoft Snip is available now as a beta release - and given that this is preview software, you should expect to encounter bugs and issues with it along the way.

Source: Microsoft Snip via The Verge
 

A:Microsoft launches Snip for Windows, turning screenshots into "show-and-tell"

Snip (Preview) is inspired by the theme of current Windows 10. I am running on Windows 8.1, the default actions are to run on start, and replace the PrintScreen function. It does not affect Alt+PrtScr.

The toolbar sits at the top center of the screen, and drops down with a mouse hover. You can Take a Snip, Open Whiteboard, or Camera, with a smaller icon to access the Library.

There is also an icon in the system tray, with similar options and an Exit. As shown below, I used the Print Screen button which allows for an snip of the screen, with window-detection. A zoomed bubble appears for better accuracy, as such:




Right-click from system tray

Spoiler





Settings for Microsoft Snip (Preview).
New Whiteboard


Spoiler





Toggle the title commands on/off using [...].




Capture of Firefox using window-detection.
New Photo


Spoiler





Select an attached webcam to take a screen capture.

This appeared after closing the New Photo, as my webcam is disabled.



No noticeable drag on performance.



Microsoft Snip is still Preview/BETA.
 

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Hi.I am using Windows 8.1 Pro.I turned on bitlocker on one of my drives to secure it.i used fast method.after the encryption process the drive became inaccessible and giving access is denied messages.I tried to turned of the bitlocker but i cant because it just vanished.i cant find it anywhere on my system(control panel etc).someone told me reinstall the windows and the drive will become accessible again, but is there anyway that not including reinstalling windows.Thanks in advance.

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I been waiting for this for a while and the price drop and i decided to buy it with MOH:Airbourn

so i try turning point after installing is never games me a icon that the first problem and the second on is when i exit the games and when i want to play the games while is loading up is lockup and force a quit

i e-mail codemaster about my problem and gave them my spec of my mobile gaming rigs and you gonna love this what response that i receive from tech support they told me quote:the games should be install to the "games" of window vista

codemaster is a us/uk company and i guess that there tech support like every computer company is "outsource to some asia country"

A:Turning Point:Fall of liberty "crash during startup"

I am having the same issue, I was heaps excited when I read about the game, then installed it, played a few times, then now when I open it, forget about it, crashes every time. And the menu, cant use your mouse, It just gives you the options, [UP] - [DOWN] - [ENTER] - There is probably an update for it somewhere but I don't know if I want to bother looking for one... I'm starting to think I wasted 7GB's to download this game. I mean what? Warez who? ;-)

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Hi all

I just bought this computer a year ago and it has caused me a bit of trouble.

When i turn the computer on , the fans come on , but nothing appears on the screen it says "no signal" and theres no usual "beep" sound that i use to hear on my computer when it turns on. PLZ HELP! I'm pretty sure theres something wrong with the motherboard or my processor.

this is my computers specs:

Asus P5LD2-Se Motherboard
1 Gig DDR PC2-5300
ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro Graphics Card
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00 GHZ Processor
PSU @ 250 volts

Plz help , Thanks a million!
 

A:Computer fans working but no usual "beep" when turning on PC

It's time to take it in to a repair shop and let them fix it... It could be a bad motherboard or something simpler
 

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. I've noticed this strange behaviour where, after I have un-ticked "Enable write caching" for the main (only) drive in my laptop (Intel 240GB SSD) the setting keeps getting turned on again every time Windows wakes up from sleep. I turn if off again, and then it's on again after waking up.

What could be causing this, and is there another way (eg. group policy or registry setting) of forceably, permanently, disabling write caching? Or could this be some sort of driver issue? I wouldn't have thought turning a feature *off* would be a problem though.

A:SSD "Enable Write Caching" turning back on after being turned off

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Is hibernation disabled ?
Not a great thing to do on a laptop seeing it has a battery.

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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Issue 704 - google-security-research - Comodo: Comodo "Chromodo" Browser disables same origin policy, Effectively turning off web security. - Google Security Research - Google Project Hosting
 

A:Comodo "Chromodo" Browser disables same origin policy, Effectively turning off web security

Not the first time Comodo has been in the controversial spotlight regarding weakening a user's web security. Remember privdog?
Personally I think Comodo should focus in strengthening their firewall software instead of wasting time on browsers that they might eventually abandon(not update them in a long time or stop development on them entirely)

I would like to know what our Comodo experts think of the situation. But I can imagine some of them saying something like "Meh. Nothing new. It's just Comodo being Comodo."
 

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I keep getting a box "rundlll32.exe" appearing which stops my computer turning off. Can you help please??
 

A:I keep getting a box "rundlll32.exe" appearing which stops my computer turning off.

Is that the full message? If not post it in full.

Also post a HijackThis Scanlog:

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe
This may be a "Security" issue, and if it appears to be a complex one I will move this to the Security forum for further attention.
 

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Whenever my cursor is accidentally drug into the corner, the screen suddenly goes blank, then returns to the user log-in screen. It drives me nuts!!! As I remember, this never use to happen. I would like to, somehow, turn this function off, as it is very annoying. I am running Windows 7 Premium Home Edition, 64-bit, on an Acer Aspire laptop.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Help With Turning Off "Corner-Making-Screen-Go-To-Log-In" Action

Do you mean the bottom right hand corner ?

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Please help me,

I have read about this same problem on so many forums and now it is me.

I didn't know any better at the time and bought a Dell XPS 400 a while back. The only thing I have added is 2G of RAM.

I recently have looked into upgrading my Graphics card to a 8800GT and realized very quickly that my Power supply is only 375W and that it is a "Dell" BTX system that can't fit any other PSU into it.
Did I mention that Dell sucks?
So to my questiuons:

#1 -
How would I go about making a new computer? Would it be an ATX system that I would want to make? Is that one more common and easier to match parts and upgrade?

#2 -
Would I be able to use most of my hardware from the "Dell XPS 400" BTX system in a new ATX system? What would I have to replace?

I researched this a little and believe I would need a new ATX motherboard right?
I bought a Dell XPS 400 and now I'm worthless.... crying... in my closet... in the dark
Please help me
 

A:Turning a "Dell XPS 400" into a ATX system/Case, Need advice / help

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Hi there,

I am using Windos 7 Ultimate (x64). I am using internet via LAN (DSL connection). I am really very much concerned of the security of my Notebook. I have been experiencing a problem for, approximately, 2 weeks. Now the problem is , that in "Network and Sharing Center > Advanced Sharing settings", "File and Printer sharing" options turns on automatically upon restart ( or i think it turns on also when I disconnect my Internet connection).

Now, I don't want it turned on. I am tired of turning it off again and again. There is this day I turn it off, then the next day, I just verify if it's turn on or not, and what I see is that it is enabled. How? I didn't do that? Nobody uses this Notebook except me.

Can you guys please help me solve this issue. Any replies will mean much to me.
I hope you reply me and help me on your earliest.

Thanks for your kind time.

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A:"File and Printer Sharing" keeps turning on automatically

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This is my first post ever in a forum because I really need help. Kinda 2 weeks ago I was in Portugal and came across to a relly good discount at one Satellite Clicl Mini (L9W-B-102). I bought it and then came back to Brazil. Everything was just fine (only the charger cable broke during my flight but Idk if buying a new miniusb cable is suck a big deal to the computer), until one the computer turned of because the battery died and I haven't managed to turn it on until now.
I plug the charger, it shows the lightning and everything, but it doesn't charges (I have tried leave it for a whole day AND night but nothing) and it doesnt turns on. I really want it to turn on! Besides the obvious, I want it to work 'cause I have lots of homework saved only in it!
Ps.: I would have gone to help by now, but I can't 'cause there's no Toshiba help shop in Rio.

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I just bought a new laptop which has 2 usb ports but no parallel port (I believe this is probably the standard configuration now). I have an HP722c that I'd like to print to which does not have a usb port. Is there a "cheap" way (an adapter of some sort) for me to print to this printer with the laptop.

Thanks!
 

A:Printing to a "parallel only" printer with a "usb only" laptop

I've had limited succes with one of these: http://www.usbgear.com/item_4.html
 

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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Thought I'd post a solution to an annoyance that was aggravating me. On my large twin screens I had trouble with fine mouse movement. I'd turn on "Enhance pointer precision" in Mouse Properties and it would help.

But when I would reboot, it would turn off.

Turns out the problem was with Logitech Setpoint. It has its own mouse speed/acceleration settings and doesn't like Windows' settings messing it up. So it resets Windows to default on startup.

The problem was also the solution, for me at least. By using Setpoint to set speed fairly low, but acceleration high, after some tweaking I could get what I wanted: no twitch at low speeds, so I could hit buttons and make fine adjustments -- but the ability to move around the screens quickly at high speeds.

A:Mouse "pointer precision" keeps turning off

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Launce


Thought I'd post a solution to an annoyance that was aggravating me. On my large twin screens I had trouble with fine mouse movement. I'd turn on "Enhance pointer precision" in Mouse Properties and it would help.

But when I would reboot, it would turn off.

Turns out the problem was with Logitech Setpoint. It has its own mouse speed/acceleration settings and doesn't like Windows' settings messing it up. So it resets Windows to default on startup.

The problem was also the solution, for me at least. By using Setpoint to set speed fairly low, but acceleration high, after some tweaking I could get what I wanted: no twitch at low speeds, so I could hit buttons and make fine adjustments -- but the ability to move around the screens quickly at high speeds.



Hello Launce & welcome to our Forum,

Thanks for taking the time to share a problem... plus the solution you found.

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Windows XP Pro

I set the view mode of all my folders to "Icon". But when I am in a program and go to "Open", the icons in some folders (My Pictures, My Videos) automatically turn back into Thumbnail view.
I know how to switch it back, but I want it to ALWAYS be in "Icon" mode.
 

A:Turning off "Thumbnail" view PERMANENTLY

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Hello everyone,

I'd like to share my music folder on my data drive with another user on the same home network.

My preferable method would be to map the network drive folder on the other user, while keeping "Sharing" off on the folder. This is to prevent other users from accessing the music folder when I join a public network.

When the music folder sharing is enabled under "Advanced Sharing", I have no problems mapping the network drive.

When the music folder sharing is disabled under "Advanced Sharing", I cannot locate the music folder when trying to map the network drive.

Is what I'm asking even possible? Better yet, is there a way to enable sharing for only one specific user?

Thank you in advance.

A:Mapping folder without turning on "Sharing"

Not going to happen without sharing enabled.

As to others on a public network gaining access if you have a password set on your system, on your admin users account, they would need to know the username and the password. Also you can designate the public network as a public network and that will auto turn on the firewall restricting all access to your system.

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Windows XP Pro

I set the view mode of all my folders to "Icon". But when I am in a program and go to "Open", the icons in some folders (My Pictures, My Videos) automatically turn back into Thumbnail view.
I know how to switch it back, but I want it to ALWAYS be in "Icon" mode.
 

A:Turning off "Thumbnail" view PERMANENTLY

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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I just had to replace the top cover, including touchpad, on an Acer 5741 running Windows 7 64 Home Premium. The cover appears identical to the old one, and everything works, but the symantics touchpad software doesn't recognize the touchpad as a touchpad; it shows as a "wheel mouse on PS/2 port". Therefore, I can't turn off the incredibly annoying "tap to click" function. The option to disable tap to click is grayed out... it appears that's because the touch pad is seen as a "mouse" not a touch pad, as it was before.

When no drivers are installed, Device Manager just sees it as a PS2 Mouse. When drivers are installed, Device Manager sees it as Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad.

Acer identifies three manufacturers of touchpads on the 5741 on its support website. I have tried all three; ALPS, Synaptics, and Elan; the Synaptics drivers install and work as above; ALPs installs but doesn't provide any control, and Elan doesn't even install.

At the recommendation of the vendor of the laptop cover, I tried a site called "magicdriver" to help identify the hardware, since Windows apparently does that based on the drivers. It does appear to be a synaptic touchpad based on "hardware ID" under properties, details, via device manager.

The OS is entirely up to date. I have tried the latest Synaptics drivers, I have tried using the original driver version that came with the laptop, and I have tried a couple of versions in be... Read more

A:Synaptic touchpad can't kill "Tap to Click" - Acer Aspire 5741

I determined that the touchpad in the replacement top cover was from Elantech. Even when deleting the Synaptics drivers under "uninstall programs" and deleting the driver in device manager along with the "PS/2 mouse" the device ID code implies that the hardware manufacturer is Synaptics. I downloaded the "Acer" versions of all three manufacturers' drivers from the Acer support page, then extracted them all to separate directories. I then installed and uninstalled them all. The key was to use "Update Driver" from within Device Manager to get them to properly install. That was hours of my life I'll never get back!

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Hi,
I have the brand new Dell XPS 13 9350 with Windows 10. When I use the touchpad with two fingers to scroll down on websites the content "jumps" back up some lines. This happens when lifting the fingers from the touchpad.
It occurs in Chrome and Edge and is pretty annoying because I'm losing focus on the page I'm reading everytime I use two finger scrolling.
Any idea how this can be fixed? I found no driver for touchpad on Dells support page for the XPS 13 and I'm not sure if I should use Synaptic drivers ...
Thanks in advanceFrank

A:Dell XPS 13 9350 touchpad two finger scrolling "jumps"

I can also confirm problems with my brand new XPS13 which i received today.For me the touchpad is, let's say, unresponsive.
If i start scrolling up or down with two fingers it needs 1-2 seconds of scrolling before it starts scrolling on the screen. This is VERY annoying!
I mean the scrolling on my 7 year old Sony Vaio was better than this....
How to fix it?! The problem appears in every program

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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A:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?
 

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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