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Q: Need Help - False Harassment Charges

My husband lives in TN with his girlfriend. I simply called her only twice in two months about my daughter's dental health. I only emailed her twice in two months about her dental health, also. The police department in TN called me yesterday stating my husbands girlfriend had went in there with a handful of emails, and text messages from me. I didn't even know you could text with your email, until I called the hotmail service today. I never text her, ever. I only sent her two emails, also. She has been getting into my hotmail account, sending herself false text messages and emails. I know she has, because like I said before, I called her twice, and only emailed her twice, and never texted her. I need some proof for when I go to court. I need proof of her logging into my hotmail account from her computer in TN. I somehow need to get where it shows her IP address going into my account. I don't know much about computers, and I did call around today, I called cingular, hotmail, and I called a lot of computer places. None could help me. My husband called me today cursing at me and calling me a stalker, which I am not. I just need help to prove that those emails and text messages that she has came from her IP address on her laptop. Can somebody please help me. I'm desperate, and am begging you all. This is just making me sick to my stomach, and I cannot sleep at night. Once again, please, someone help me.

Thanks,
Charolette.

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A: Need Help - False Harassment Charges

I would suggest you seek legal advice. I'm sorry but we can't help you with this.

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Great laptop that Ive been using for 1.5 years. Recently I've noticed my battery is showing signs of an error other Dell users are reporting.
Laptop charges fine to 76% then it starts alternating from "plugged in, charging" to "plugged in, not charging". Charging after 76% becomes really slow.
What I've done so far:
1. Updated BIOS
2. Updated Dells Power Management tool
3. BIOS can detect the adapter (45W). Im using the adapter that came with the laptop
4. Battery settings in power management and BIOs are set to Standard
5. Completely drained the battery and tried doing a full charge
6. Uninstalled Microsoft ACPI compliant control in device manager then re-installed
Battery diagnostics show the battery is in EXCELLENT health.
Any ideas?

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Hi, I dont know if this is the right place to do this but I need help.....there's a guy that has been harassing my wife over the phone and making weird noises..this ha been going on for while and she gets scared to go work now..Id like to know who this guy is and how can I find him....can anyone help me?
 

A:Harassment

Call the police!
 

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Someone is sending me harrassing email. I have contacted the proper authorities. They say they have traced this email through the IP address and that it is being sent by someone at my own computer. This is not possible as I am the only user where the computer is housed in my home. Someone else said that the person sending the annoying messages could be using a re-router??? What is this and is it possible that my own computer is sending me these messages or at least appearing to do so?
I have also received messages that by the IP address indicate they are from a good friend (who by the way was actually out of the country at the time they were sent). How is all this happening? How can I find out who actually is sending these messages?
 

A:Harassment

Yes a lot of spammer use this tactic. They send the email but use someone else's email address.

I get a lot of spam email through Yahoo, that is why I use it, keeps my other email account clean and I contacted yahoo concerning this and they told me there is no way to trace this.

Now if there is they aren't taking the time to stop someone from using them as the email account which seems strange for I would think that they wouldn't want anyone sending email spam using them as the server.

So I really don't think the average person will trace it.
 

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I recently bought a used computer, and microsoft windows xp wanted to check for upgrades. It also checked that my windows was not a genuine copy. Now microsoft keeps popping up a spam harassment windows "your system may be at risk" get windows genuine advantage. I am outraged that Bill Gates would stick his ugly head into my computer. How can I get rid of this annoying popup? No, I'm not going to shell out money for a genuine copy of windows.
 

A:microsoft harassment

Hello if you read the rules of TSG we are unable to help with pirated software

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

Is your oprating system pirated ???
 

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Hi

I've been ignoring these payment notices for some weeks (apparently one of my sons browsed the site), but now my ctrl-alt-delete is disabled and I'm pissed. I've included a log from hijackit below. Since I wasn't sure the instructions would be the same, I didn't try following what was suggested on other posts. Your help would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Peter
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:28:34 PM, on 28/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
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A:Solved: Movieland harassment

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1.
Whenever the PC "GROTTO_2" is started and the router becomes available,
it generates FALSE internet traffic (Up and Downloads).
It is immaterial whether the router is connected to the ADSL line or not.
This traffic is visible on the "BANDWIDTH METER PRO" graph, of which I've made a composite screen dump,
of which I show a small portion:
 
 
<+++++++++++ IMAGES Deleted by SYSTEM +++++++++++++++++++++++++>
 
 
This traffic goes on for approximately 30 minutes and then starts to taper off.
I will appreciate all help to get rid of this problem and any other caused by a presumed hacking of GROTTO_2.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
2.
I was fool enough to click on the link to "Update Flash Player" ,
about which which I've read in this forum.
 
Please Help.
 
Details of my PC follow,
 
2014-03-25_GROTTO_2_Setup.txt
Setup of my PC: "GROTTO_2"
==========================
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7500 @2.93GHz
Bus Speed: 267 MHz
Motherboard: PEGATRON IPM41
System: mustek6376 Pegatron
BIOS:   IPM41_GS 080015
Memory: 2560 MB
Mozilla Firefox            Version 28.0
Internet Explorer 8        Version 8.0.6001.18702IS
Windows XP3 Professional   ALL Available
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A:PC creates FALSE internet traffic AND false FLASH Player update

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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When searching in Google and I click on a link in the listing it typically gets re-directed. If I cut and paste the link address in a new window or tab it is ok. I often get warnings of attacks (dark red background in warning message)...also getting error messages of Bell Internet Connection errors however if I open a new tab or window, Google works fine. I have Microsoft Security Essentials and there have been flags indicating the need to remove things. It takes a very long time to start up the computer, sometimes a blank screen and end up having to shut down and try again.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Tracie at 20:18:10.98 on Sat 02/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.446.115 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Outdated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Redirects & False Attack Messages & False Internet Connection Errors

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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Hello All

I was browsing the internet when a window opened and it looked odd so I closed it.

As soon as I did so, all my internet windows closed at once.

I ran spybot, MS Antispyware Beta, AVG Anti virus, everything was of the latest update as of today Dec 9th. It found nothing.

I searched the internet and found the Tech support guy website, and this is my last hope.

My google.com homepage keeps being hijacked to this:

http://www.yoursystemupdate.com/

And invites me to download fishy Antyspyware: spy trooper, Spy Axe or TheSpyguard.

I understand it is a painful process to remove this and I need someone who would help me by giving me a step by step guide of how to remove whatever it is that creates the hijacks of my hompage and allows pop ups.

I sincerely hope someone can help.

Thanks

Dimi73
 

A:Solved: False GUI / False [email protected] HELP Needed

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Win 10 Home 10586.164

Did a Sfc /scannow.
Result : found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Did a dism..../restorehealth.
Result : Restore operation successful.

Did a sfc /scannow right after dism.
Result : found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

I tried to do a chkdsk /f/r, but scanning and repair stayed at 10% for over 45 minutes.
I aborted it. No patience for that.

Do I have a false negative from sfc, or false positive from dism ?

A:False negative or false positive ?

Update :
Did another sfc, same negative result.

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This started this morning... it was fine yesterday.  Basically the laptop only charges when off - based on the charge indicator near charging port. When i boot into windows charging stops and the laptop sleeps frequently as it thinks it is on battery.  If i plug the ac adapter in when the machine is on, the light on top cover blinks 2 times.  Currently at 74% so i don't think it has anything to do with the battery charging function that cycles the battery, but if it does, how do i use my machine and prevent it from sleeping without changing settings? 





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A:Thinkpad P50, only charges when off

It sounds like airplane power mode was enabled.  Did this behavior start happening after you turned on airplane wireless mode?  ThinkPad has a feature where turning on airplane wireless mode will automatically turn on airplane power mode.  And on the workstation-class systems like P50, airplane power mode has the effect of disabling the AC adapter because it cannot be restricted to less than ~45 watts like airplane power circuits require.
 
Anyway, try turning off airplane wireless mode (or toggle it).  If that doesn't work, open Lenovo Settings, go to the Power section, and manually disable airplane power mode there.  (I'm assuming you are on Win10.)

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Alienware Aurora 5
My battery never charges above 10% and is at 0% or close to 0 most of the time.  Desktop is always plugged in, the power supply diagnostic test passed.  Originally was plugged in to a UPS/surge protector, tried plugging directly into an outlet, does not appear to have changed anything.  The computer has shut down a few times even though it is plugged in - it does start right back up. 

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Hello, When I first received my P52 with 45W adapter, the laptop would only take a charge when the lid is closed. When battery drains, laptop shuts down (even when plugged in). I upgraded to 170W adapter and that solved the problem. Recently the laptop reverted back to original behavior (still using the 170W adapter). Suggestions on how to resolve this please? P52 (Type 20M9, 20MA) Laptop (ThinkPad)ThinkPad 170W AC Adapter Slim Tip, Part number: 4X20E50574 -Dave

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My Dell XPS battery charges only to 99%. Technical support said this is a "normal" occurrence if you have "adaptive" charging on in the BIOS. They asked me to update the BIOS and then change it to "custom" charging. The battery now charges to 100%.
Is this normal behaviour or just a messy "fix"? I just want to confirm if this is a papered over fault, because I suspect that it is. Personally I am not too pleased with having to call Dell technical support on the day I opened my new laptop!

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Not sure which category this question should be in, but I've been installing my OS's for years. Someone at my former job had asked me to reinstall the OS on 2 machines one is her work PC and the other is her home PC. Both running XP Pro on Dell machines. I should've done my homework before so I knew what a reasonable price was. I already did the home PC yesterday. She asked me what I was charging and stupidly (since I didn't have any idea) said, "what do you think it's worth?". She said $60 and after about 30sec. of silence from me she followed with, "it's not like your digging ditches...". I was a bit offended by the comment - sounded like I would've made more if I just dug a hole in the ground. Granted, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to install an OS, it take some thought to install it correctly and then configure it to run smoothly and it takes a long time to install everything.

When I first booted up her PC (that she tried installing herself beforehand), there were actually 2 installations of Windows and one ended up on the D partition. Once you got into one that worked, all kinds of "missing...this and that .dll or something else message would be the first thing that appeared.
To top it off, she must've checked something incorrectly when she ordered her machine as she was running a RAID1 array. Something I don't think she would've wanted or needed.

Anyway, I wrote it off as a favor to a colleague for the time it took (9hour... Read more

A:Charges for OS installation?

This can only be answered very broadly. To install and configure an o/s usually takes around 2 hours (if all runs well) and I usually charge around AU$120.00 for this service. I went the route you did first time around and applied "mates rates" until I found that I, all of a sudden, acquired a lot of "mates"! Now I charge the same for everyone regardless of who they are - saves a lot of agro and the client knows what the bill will be. Don't fall for the "I can't afford it" line - if they really can't afford it then they don't get the job done. Most can (at my rates anyway) and will fork out the $$$$'s to get their machine back in running order.

In your case, if a client made comments like "it's not like your digging ditches..." then the price would rise by 50%! People don't take into account that whilst you are waiting for the software to install (and maybe having coffee while it does) it's YOUR time you're using up and, as such, should be billed to the client. The installer may well be doing the work but you MUST be there while it does.

I found that it was worth educating the clients that every time they called you out or came to you with a problem they would be charged for the time, at a minimum rate like AU$50.00, even if the "repair" is something as simple as the speakers plugged into the wrong jack and takes you 30 seconds to fix - you still had to (possibly) travel to the client and diagnose the problem. They, in t... Read more

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Hello everybody,my problem: Lenovo Y700 15 ISK with Windows 10 x64 charges the battery only to 95%. The bar at the bottom always shows "95% plugged in, charging?. I have no battery settings (maintenance mode etc.) activated, especially because I have no software to do so. As far as I know there is no such settings in Windows 10. I just bought it. Have immediately (without looking whether it loads to 95%) formatted the SSD and Installed Windows 10 and Drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-y-series-laptops/y700-15isk?qu...I installed only the Drivers and Lenovo Utility + Lenovo System Interface Foundation (which have no interface). I also tried to install Lenovo Companion and Lenovo settings and change battery settings such as conservation mode, etc. While it change the indicator from "charging" to "not charging" and back it still does not move over 95%. Does anyone have any advice for me? Should I return it?

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Hi,

I have been running my laptop off the charger for a few months now (the laptop does hold some charge when running off the battery, but only 30 mins tops before the battery is empty - need a new one).

Today I turned the laptop on with the charger plugged in but the laptop wasn't charging and running off the battery. On the original charger, it neither charges (light comes on) when its off or on.

So I bought a new charger but again the laptop doesn't charge when on. When the laptops off with the new charger plugged in the port lights up (I'm assuming its charging) but when I turn the laptop on, the light goes off and the laptop runs off the battery.

Is this because the battery is knackered and needs a new one? Or could this be something else?

Thanks for any help.

A:Laptop charges when off but not when on

Yeah it sounds like you may need a new battery. My brother just had a similar problem with his laptop. It would not charge at all when on or off. They switched out the charger, that didn't work. Then they switched the connector that was in the laptop, that didn't work. Turns out it was the battery, doh!

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Hey everybody, I've been troubleshooting this Toshiba Satellite (A215-S7462) laptop last couple of days and I can't seem to solve the problem. The battery on the system for whatever reason will NOT charge while the system is on and in windows. It charges fine while the computer is off. But while on it says "plugged in, charging" yet the battery only depletes.

It was originally running windows vista, but is now running W7-64bit. I've installed all the latest drivers, bios updates, etc. I've also disassembled and cleaned out the entire laptop, and re-applied thermal paste on the CPU. (I originally thought it was a overheating issue.) I'm not too sure where to go from here so any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
 

A:Toshiba charges while off, but not on

Any ideas? AC adapter? MB issue? Connectors? Battery? Windows power settings?
 

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Hi,
About 1 year ago i bought UPS ( Discovery ), it has three outputs ( 220v - 3.6A ) and the input is 220-240v - 6A max.
Anyway, i have my PC, screen, router and surround system connected to it. AT first, when electricity goes down, the UPS used to give me around 5 mins of electricity which is more than enough to save work and turn off PC, but about 2 months ago it stopped charging for some reason, and now when electricity goes down, the UPS immediately shut down. I disconnected everything from it and let it charge for more than 48 hours but it didn't work.

What would be the problem ?

Thanx.....
 

A:UPS no longer charges

We have about 100 or more APC's here 110v and the batteries normally sound an alarm when they go bad (anywhere from 1 to 2 Years). Our server batteries last considerably longer and of course are more expensive.
Does the Discovery have that ability?
battery replacements run from $30 to 70 depending on size.
 

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I recently had some fraudulant charges go through my paypal account, and am afraid I'm infected with something. I've also noticed my computer going significantly slower than usual since around the time I noticed the charges. After running DDS I was only given one DDS.txt file, and no attach.txt file. I did check the checkmark for attach before starting, and I ran the program multiple times to make sure.
 
DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041
Run by Administrator at 20:05:44 on 2014-04-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1790.247 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {B7599298-8445-728A-A5C7-A26A082C8BDA}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {0C38737C-A27F-7D04-9F77-991873ABC167}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\EPU-4 Engine\FourEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.3.23.9\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
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A:Fraudulent charges

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I bought a refurb T440S maybe 9 or 10 months ago from Newegg.  When I did, I took it out of town with me for work for a couple months (which burned through the majority of its short 3-month warranty period).  This issue started happening back then, but I didn't have the time to deal with it, so now that I'm well out of warranty with the vendor I purchased it from, I'm wondering if others have had the same issue (as it's gotten much worse recently). Basically after a month or two of flawless use, the laptop would stop detecting when I plugged the charger in.  When it did properly detect that I'd plugged the charger into the charge port, it charged both batteries just fine.  I thought it was maybe a physical/solder joint issue, as I could move/wiggle the charge plug to a point where it would just stay connected.  It was a nuisance, but it still eventually would charge, if I placed the charging plug in just the right spot; so I just dealt with the nuisance. Lately, the laptop doesn't want to detect the charge plug at all.  I dual-boot (linux/windows), and the charging issues are much more common when using linux, but the issue does still happen in both OS's.  Essentially, if and when I get the charger to work, I'll get the standard power LED blinking, telling me that it's charging....followed by any short amount of time, where it'll be back to trying to run on battery power, even though it's still plugged in. It's not the same pr... Read more

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I apologize if this question was already asked,but I couldn't find anything with my specific issue. My laptop occasionally charges while on, but for the most part will show X% available(plugged in,not charging). When I put the laptop to sleep however, it charges fully in about a hour and a half(I only know because the orange charge indicator turns blue when charged). I had a problem earlier in the year when the laptop didn't charge at all, to which acer diagnosed as a charger port issue. However, when the laptop was sent in, all they did was change the battery. I went to a local shop that tested out the original chargers voltage, and they gave me the new charger I'm using now.Is there anything I can do about this issue without a warranty?Fee lfree to ask me anything about either charger.  

A:My aspire R3-471 rarely charges while it's on.

When I had that problem on R3-471, I looked for the little pinhole on the bottom. I carefully followed steps in link below (because I didn't know what else to try).   Anyway, it fixed it. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26240/~/how-to-reset-the-battery-on-your-ultrabook

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Hi

We are planning to use XFIRE and Cairngorm/PureMVc in our project.From the sites we understood that these are open source frameworks.Do we get any issues regarding license or any charges if we use XFIRE for deployment in production environment.

Thanks,
Aparajitha.

A:Xfire License charges

My apologies if I'm off the mark on this, but this is the way I understand it.

Even Open Source products can present licensing issues if you're in a business environment. If the software packages are protected in some fashion, they will almost always contain an End License User Agreement (EULA.) You will likely find the EULA when you install the product. Print and/or read it and see what it says regarding businesses.

If a product does not contain a EULA, the website you obtain the product from should contain the information you are looking for.

If none of the above are true, the issuers of the code are apparently not worried about it and I would use it without issue.

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Hi! Since a couple of weeks my laptop only charges when shut down or in sleep mode. When I plug it in when it's turned on, the charging light turns orange and the battery icon says ''plugged in not charging" but after a few seconds the light turns white and the "plugged in not charging" disappears. Does anyone know what's wrong?

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Hello, I am running into a major issue. My laptop charges for a few seconds them stops. When I start my computer it starts running but after a few seconds it stops, so i have to close it and wait for several minutes and come back and start it. The battery icon doesn't show ' plugged in, not charging' instead it shows ' xx% remaining' .  And I've noticed that it charges for 10 seconds, then stops and again charges after 30 sec.  I have Windows 8.1 64- bit.  Please help me..

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My laptop will only charge when in sleep mode or off.When I am working on it, the battery indicator at the bottom on the screen says it's not charging, even when the cable is plugged in and the percentage of charge will keep dropping while it's in use. Any suggestions would be great 

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I tried rebooting several times and nothing helped.I also checked the AC charger and all seems fine. Please help! If you need further information, please tell me.

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Hi, my battery no longer holds charge. I've checked it with HP support assistent, which has told me that my battery has failed and that it needs replacing. What battery would I need? that's the laptop that I have http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04814927&doctype=data%20sheet&doclang=EN_GB&s... serial no: CND539806P product no: P0U73EA#ABU

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Got an email from my bank telling they see fraud activity on my card and they were correct both iTunes and amazon account has use to purchase gift cards 100 in iTunes 1500 on amazon got my money back but now no bank card I change all my passwords email account and iTunes/amazon can someone please look at my hijackthis log for me

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A:strange bank charges

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Hi all, My laptop is new, i've had it for just about a month now. There's usually an orange charging light on the side of the laptop that illuminates when the charger is plugged in. However recently, whenever my laptop is on and i try to charge it, the orange light illuminates for a matter of seconds and comes up with the message "plugged in but not charging" and then the light just turns white and the laptop continually runs as if nothing is plugged in. However, when the laptop is turned off, the orange light will iluminate and will  charge to 100%. The charger is completely fine as it appears to charge the laptop when it is off. I have even purchased a new charger and that has made no difference. It appears as though it's some type of settings problem, but i have checked settings and nothing seems to be different. Any help would be appreciated, as i'd hate to have to keep switching of my laptop just so that it will charge.

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Hey there,My laptop only turns on if the battery is charged in another laptop then put into mine, then while turned on it will continue to charge the battery and work normally.But it will not turn on with just the charger plugged in OR with a flat battery, it will also not charge the battery if it is turned off.Worst of all if the laptop is turned off for more than 5 minutes then the battery instantly goes flat.So I again must charge it in a different laptop to be able to turn mine on.It's not the battery nor the charger as I have tried my friends of each which work perfectly fine in his laptop but I still have the same problems with them.Any ideas?

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Just curious how the long the battery lasts on some of the laptops out there that I haven't used or worked on before. Here's mine @ 97% charge.. the 2nd one taken a few minutes before that right after I took it off the charger.

A:How long does your battery last between charges

my battery last 2-3 hours lol 4 if im lucky

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I recently purchased a Latitude e6430u and noticed that the charging percentage never increased above 71%.  I assumed that I needed a new battery so a bought both a new battery and charger, just to make sure I covered all bases.  The new battery never charges past 24% so I re-installed Windows 7 Pro and updated all of the drivers from the Dell web site, very nice driver update system you have, by the way.  The update also include new BIOs, very nice.  None of this had any affect on the problem.  When I first power up the computer, the battery icon on the screen indicates that I am plugged in and charging and the image of the battery shows advancing bars for about 45 seconds and then they freeze.  I'm beginning to suspect a hardware problem.  Any ideas?

Dave

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I put this question in the Moto g3 ForumsMotog3 Forum "Hi, My Moto G3, this morning is not debugging, when I connected the usb cable to my pc the debug's logo appeared and disappeared immediatelly and the logo of charging not appeared, but it's charging. When I connect the phone to the wall's plug the icon of charge if appears. If I turn off the phone and connect for usb if charges. I tried disconnecting the debugger but the problem is the same." 

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my laptop only charges when it is switched off

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Hi everyone.

My laptop is giving me issues. About 3 days ago it started to only charge to 84% while plugged in. So last night I went to sleep and left it plugged in while the laptop was off. I woke up and it is still only charged to 84%.

It's a gateway and it's only 6 months old. The last laptop I had was an Acer and it never did this once in 3 years. Is the battery defective or could this be something else?

Any help is appreciated. thanks
 

A:Solved: Laptop only charges to 84%?

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I have a HP amd a8 laptop - approximately 15 months old. Over the past 3 months I have noticed that it is not charging when plugged in. I used to be able to fully charge it, unplug it and work for 2 hours plus before having to recharge it. I would then plug it back in to top up the power. 3 months ago I noticed when I was doing this it was no longer topping up the power. In fact, the red light (which normally stays on when charging) would only flash once - and then go white and stay white; draining  the remaining power very quickly. I have tried other charges but to no avail. The laptop battery will charge when the laptop is off (lid closed) and in sleep mode. The battery port does feel a little loose but I don't think this is the problem as when I take the battery out and plug the main power in the laptop will power up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Clary

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My girlfriends daughter is going to school in Spain this semester and took her laptop with aol on it with her . She just got a phone line installed and when she went to sign in on aol it said she would incur additional charges? Anybody know what those charges might be . She is afraid of signing in for fear of running up a huge bill. Is there another way she can get online at her apartment using her laptop ? Thanks
 

A:aol overseas additional charges?

she should call aol and ask for the local number. She maybe dialing long distance?
 

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I apologize if this question was already asked,but I couldn't find anything with my specific issue. My laptop occasionally charges while on, but for the most part will show X% available(plugged in,not charging). When I put the laptop to sleep however, it charges fully in about a hour and a half(I only know because the orange charge indicator turns blue when charged). I had a problem earlier in the year when the laptop didn't charge at all, to which acer diagnosed as a charger port issue. However, when the laptop was sent in, all they did was change the battery. I went to a local shop that tested out the original chargers voltage, and they gave me the new charger I'm using now.Is there anything I can do about this issue without a warranty?Fee lfree to ask me anything about either charger.  

A:My aspire R3-471 rarely charges while it's on.

When I had that problem on R3-471, I looked for the little pinhole on the bottom. I carefully followed steps in link below (because I didn't know what else to try).   Anyway, it fixed it. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26240/~/how-to-reset-the-battery-on-your-ultrabook

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I'm wanting a docking station for my HP Envy laptop that will charge my laptop as well. Is there such a device? I recently purchase a Targus USB dock and it doesn't reconginise my monitor nor does it charge my laptop so I still have to take my charger in and out as well as my monitor. Very annoying. Doesn anyone have any suggestions?

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Hey There.
I have a problem with my laptop. It started off working fine but recently I started having trouble.
When I plug in the charger, it charges fine but then after 2 minutes the charging led goes off then on then off then on for 4 seconds, as if im taking off the charger, and putting it back on. Then after those 4 seconds or so are up, it starts charging normally again.. then does it a few mins/seconds later.
What is wrong? can it be a driver issue?
Due to this, it never reaches 100% only 10%
I know for sure its not the ac or battery.
 

A:Laptop charges then stops

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Hi all, My laptop is new, i've had it for just about a month now. There's usually an orange charging light on the side of the laptop that illuminates when the charger is plugged in. However recently, whenever my laptop is on and i try to charge it, the orange light illuminates for a matter of seconds and comes up with the message "plugged in but not charging" and then the light just turns white and the laptop continually runs as if nothing is plugged in. However, when the laptop is turned off, the orange light will iluminate and will  charge to 100%. The charger is completely fine as it appears to charge the laptop when it is off. I have even purchased a new charger and that has made no difference. It appears as though it's some type of settings problem, but i have checked settings and nothing seems to be different. Any help would be appreciated, as i'd hate to have to keep switching of my laptop just so that it will charge.

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Hi - can anyone offer some advice plse. I have a Toshiba Kira laptop and it will only charge to 80% - there must be a setting that I can change but I cant find it - I want it to charge to 100%

Also when the laptop is totally closed down with an 80% charge if I turn it back on say after a week it may be only 30% charged - is something running whilst the laptop is turned off - if so how do I find out what it is and turn it off?

Many thanks for any help

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I connected my P1 to my existing Thunderbolt 3 dock and to my pleasant surprise, the system was in charging mode when the system was off. I thought that the unit could only charge through the slim power connector port, but it seems that it will also charge through the Thunderbolt 3 port when the system is not running.

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Hello, i have just bought a used x1c1. It has Windows 10 pro x64 version 1809. I downloaded Lenovo Sytem Update and installed updates. When i plug it when laptop is on, i charges very slowly (Like %1 per 3 minutes). And when i charge it while laptop is off or on sleep, it charges normally. I tried to disable airplane power mode in Lenovo Vantage, but it didn't help.And help is appreciated. Thanks.

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i just bought this laptop and installed windows 10 on it and when i plug in the charger and it doesnt charge when its on also doesnt show its charging. The only time it charges is when its off. 

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