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New hdd. Not working on laptop but is working on my desktop

Q: New hdd. Not working on laptop but is working on my desktop

Ok I've searched all over the Internet for hours and still havnt found the solution I've been looking for. Excuse me for any mistakes or leaving something out I'll do my best.
I just bought an asus ul50vt laptop(windows 7) without a hard drive. I bought a new hard drive separately which is a Fujitsu 2.5" 120gb. Everything on and in the laptop is all manufacture so nothing has been replaced or changed.

So heres the issue. I popped the hdd in my asus and powered it on an I got missing bootmgr. So I put in the windows 7 dvd(burnt not original) but it just attempts to read and automatically goes and tries to boot from the new hdd. And it's goes in the same cycle. So I had the idea to disconnect the hdd in my desktop and connect the new hdd to my desktop. I booted from the same windows 7 installation DVD but this time the the desktop gave me the option to boot from dvd(it said press any key to boot from cd) so I installed windows 7, went through the whole process and used it like a brand new computer. I shut the desktop down, disconnected the new hdd and reconnected it to my asus. It started to boot but when it got to "starting windows", it froze for about 1/2 second and the blue screen came on for mayne 1/4 of a second at the most. Then restarted itself into the same cycle. I tried the windows 7 DVD but it again Acted like it read it and went straight to the hdd into the cycle again.

what I've tried already:
Changed the setting in the bios menu to cd/DVD priority and hdd 2nd.

Repair hdd but all it does it look for issues and 15 min later after "attempting to repair" it says cannot repair and asked me to send it to Microsoft and I hit finish and it shuts down.

Taking the battery out and booting with ac cord.

Putting the hdd back into the desktop and hitting start windows normally and it works fine.

So could this be an issue with my disk drive because it feels loose and wiggly when it's pulled out to insert the DVD. Anyone have any idea what's going on or what else I can do? Thanks

Preferred Solution: New hdd. Not working on laptop but is working on my desktop

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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A: New hdd. Not working on laptop but is working on my desktop

Hi there, Welcome to SF

Couple of points, firstly i dont think theres anything wrong, i believe the only problem is that your machine is not booting from the disc its trying to boot the HDD which was initially blank and then from another machine hence the blue screen.

All you need to do is get the HDD in the target machine and get it to boot from disk by hitting F2 on startup and selecting it, then you should be good for claen install formatting drive on the way Clean Install Windows 7 guidelines here

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My internet is working on my laptop (wireless), but is not working on my desktop - same modem/router/etc used for both. What can be the problem?

A:Solved: Internet not working on desktop, but working on laptop - same modem/router, e

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So recently the sound on my desktop and my laptop has stopped working. For seemingly no reason. I really don't understand it.

I first noticed it with my desktop. The sound just randomly stopped working. But not...entirely. It's really strange and complicated what's been happening, so bare with me while I try to explain it as best I can.

First time sound stopped working on PC. Restarted computer, sound came back, no issues.

Second time I woke up to find VLC frozen. Sound wasn't working. I restarted VLC. No sound. Found out that there was no sound on the computer at all. When I'd try to increase the volume on VLC, it would only change within an interval of ten percent. So it was at 50 percent initially. Would not let me go below 50%, but not above 10%. Sound didn't work anyway. Restarted, sound returned VLC working fine.

Third time I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. Sound worked fine, using my headset (Turtle Beach). Went to speakers to lay down and watch some shows on VLC. No sound on speakers. Switched to Turtle Beach again, sound returned. Restarted VLC, now suddenly no sound on VLC OR speakers. Had to restart computer, no issues after restart.

First time sound stopped working, used the "disable audio and reenable audio driver," didn't solve anything. Restarted, sound came back. Sound stopped working again same day, restarted, sound came back.

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A:Sound on Laptop and Desktop Randomly Stops Working and Working

Update: I'm not at home to test my PC, but I think I discovered the issue. It seems to possibly be a glitch or something with flash player.

After watching an episode of Daily Show on Hulu, I went back to Tumblr and saw that a video didn't have sound, and then all sound on my computer was suddenly gone. I then tried something out, and shut down flashplayer. That temporarily brought sound back.

But it quickly went away.

Then I shut down Firefox and flash player entirely, and sound comes back even when Flash Player comes up.

What could cause this?

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I want to be able to print things on my desktop's printer while at school. It would also be nice to be able to access my files.

My LAN is on a Linksys WRT54GL. I know my router's IP address. I just can't get the conventional tutorials to work for me.

A:How can I get VPN working between my laptop and desktop?

I have been using ShrewSoft's VPN Client. So far it has been solid and you can read about my experience here as it may help you.

Source> Windows 7 VPN Client - windows-7

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I have a HP laptop and a custom built desktop both running Windows 7. I have both devices networked together and both share files through the Windows 7 Home Group or through my NAS. There are many times when I am on my laptop and want to switch over to my desktop or vice versa. My desktop has multiple displays which got me thinking about extended desktops. Is there any possible way to set up a connection between both computers so that a program or software that is installed on both computers could be dragged from the laptop screen over to my desktop screen? I am open to any suggestions. I am just trying to improve my current setup.

Thanks, Robes

A:Laptop and Desktop Working Together

You could connect remotely from one PC to the other. You could use Windows' Remote Desktop as host if it is Pro or Ultimate; RD client works on any Windows version. I'm on a Windows 7 machine now and in my attached screenshot you can see my Windows XP machine (updating Windows) peeking from behind my browser. I'm using TeamViewer.

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So i bought a fake easycap off amazon(Din't know it at the time)

Its the UTV007 chipset.

anyways I installed the 64bit w7 drivers and it worked on my old w8 desktop(Did it 3 minutes ago)

but my new laptop(Im writing on it)

Doesnt work, it says its for the wrong os

Any ideas?

A:Easycap working on old w8 desktop but not my new laptop?

Everything I have read says it is not compatible with windows 8 though if you search the web some have had success getting it working.

As is, Microsoft says it is not compatible and the manufacturers website has no drivers for Windows 8.

Keep an eye out though, they may update them

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My Vista desktop computer has crashed and will not boot. So to save files that I have on this hard drive, I have connected the internal drive using the proper SATA cables via USB to my Windows 7 laptop. My laptop recognizes that an external drive has been connected and assigns it a drive letter. However I can not access the files on the external drive. The name on the drive comes up with several weird symbols. If you right click on the drive and click properties, it states that it is a "windows shell common dll" file. I tried downloading drivers for the Kinwin EZ-Connect cable I am using to connect but no luck. It acts if though it knows there are files there, but it just doesn't know how to read them? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

A:Connecting a desktop HDD to a laptop isn't working

Hi put the drive back in it's oringal machine and try this http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...up39wXbVzwduJQ

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hello all. i just tried to install some speakers on my laptop because i'm seeing everyone in my dorm hall doing it, they say just plug them into the headphone plug. i do that and no sound is produced. im using an hp dv5020us laptop, with boston digital ba735 speakers/sub. my drivers are up to date, ive checked all volume settings, and neither has worked. any ideas?

A:desktop speakers not working on laptop

Let me start with a dumb question. Do headphones work in the jack?

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Brand new to this group - trying to find out if I can connect my laptop to my desktop to make it easier when I'm working from home. I'd rather use my desktop monitor and keyboard but need to access the files/applications from my laptop. I don't want to have to unplug the monitor/keyboard each time I'm home to work. Make sense? Is there some way to do this?

A:Connect laptop to desktop when working from home

Quote: Originally Posted by kmjohanson

Brand new to this group - trying to find out if I can connect my laptop to my desktop to make it easier when I'm working from home. I'd rather use my desktop monitor and keyboard but need to access the files/applications from my laptop. I don't want to have to unplug the monitor/keyboard each time I'm home to work. Make sense? Is there some way to do this?

Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

One suggestion is that you use the free logmein remote control program, If I understand you correctly.

http://logmein.com is a free for personal use remote program. There are some others but I believe that logmein is the most popular.


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I have a new enclosed 3.5" external 250GB HDD. In my desktop, I could not format it. The progress goes until the end and then it says something like "could not complete format". Even when I run diagnoses software on it, it hardly response and works real slow.

So I plugged the HDD into my laptop, and it was working perfectly fine. I was able to format it and transfer files to and from it, even though both systems use Windows XP Pro.

Why is this happening? any idea?

your help is much appreciated

A:external HDD not working with Desktop, but perfectly works with laptop

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Desktop Icons Not Working, Restart Works, Then Stop Working Again.

I use Internet Explorer and am on the computer many hours a day. I have a Dell Inspiron 620 with Windows 7 Pro 64.

This problem started a few weeks ago. The desktop icons stop working but start working again after a RESTART. I've tried to bypass the desktop by using START to access programs. This has limited success. I tried putting a desktop folder with my favorite websites on the START menu but that causes the entire screen to stop working when the icon problem occurs. I also tried putting DESKTOP on the TASKBAR. That creates the same problem as with START. The whole screen stops working and I must force a restart by shutting off the computer by pushing the COMPUTER ON button. Once it restarts, I run the computer until the malfunction occurs. Once I removed the DESKTOP from the TASKBAR, the problem only effects the desktop as before.

Do you have any ideas?

A:Desktop Icons Not Working, RESTART Works, Then Stop Working Again.

You might try a new (temporary) test profile.

And these steps might help:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I followed these instructions to get it working :

And a couple of months after I got it working it just stopped working all of a sudden, and the "terminal services" disappeared out of the services manager, and I tried to reinstall in twice and it still will not show up, I don't know what to do besides reformat.

I have windows Xp Home SP2 (I didn't upgrade past that because it works and works better than last time I had sp3, So I'm just going to leave it for now.

A:Remote desktop stoped working on XP Home (I did have it working)

Use ultraVNC server and viewer. Works much better and less of a lag on system. I also think you need netframework.

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let me explain

in my family's house we have two desktops (cable connection) and two laptops (wireless connection)

the connection with the internet has always been fine until 2 months ago our family went on holidays for 2 months and we came back and i figured out that the internet connection on 1 of the main desktop we use no longer working, however on all of the other 3 computers we have the internet is fine with no problems at all.

the main desktop's connection would sometimes work however most of the times it doesn't work, even when it does work it would only be for a short period of time of around 1 hour then it would go into dead mode again and unable to connect.

i have tryed to reset the modern and router many times, i also been in the connection status to disable the connection as well as turning off the router and modern for the whole night then reswitch it back on and still the problem still occurs.

i would like to know if anyone has any ideas what the problem might be and how to solve it if possible, if there are any steps by steps instruction that anyone has, please may you put it down.

notice: All of my other 3 computers' connections are totally fine and i tryed changing the cable before which didn't solve the problem.
i even rebooted my whole comp before and did not help the situation.

anything that might be able to help please post, thanks

A:My Internet connection not working on desktop? (working on others)

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Hi Guys,
Have a real strange issue here...
I have an Asus X55A Laptop running windows 8 and my keyboard suddenly went crazy! It started adding random characters when typing or added spaces between each letter! 
I was able to try a restart using ALT+F4 but it would then not let me type anything into my password box. I wasnt able to cursor over the on-screen keyboard function.
I eventually got logged on by using a USB keyboard and Mouse which work fine. Still getting spaces between letters when I type.
Even stranger...when I click on ANY desktop item it will simply vanish! I used msconfig to get a safe mode with networking boot. When I click on an icon then a dialog box saying 'Item Not Found' and then something about file transfer - try again or cancel. If I select cancel the icon will vanish.
Even selecting items in folders will disappear. 
I am assuming this a virus and any help at all will be greatly, greatly appreciated.

A:ASUS Laptop - Keyboard stopped working - Desktop Icons and files disappear!!

Try a system Refresh (if possible).
Open up Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery. Then under "Refresh your PC without affecting your files," click the Get started button.
If you still can't do that, start a topic over in the Am I Infected forum:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

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My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.
Please help me out.

A:My Dell inspiron 3542 laptop speakers are not working,but 3.5 mm jack is working fine.

Hello.The problem could be either in the hardware or the software, so you need to test each. Perform the tests below -- it doesn't matter which one you do first.

To test the speakers, perform the Quick Audio Check in the ePSA test. If the speakers fail the test then they have failed or become disconnected. (Click the link for instructions on how to run the test.)

To test the software, switch between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native driver. [This test assumes that your laptop has the Realtek audio driver. If you get to step 2 and do not see "Realtek High Definition Audio" then go to the Dell support page for your model and download the Realtek driver that Dell provides for the version of Windows that the laptop is running.]
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted,... Read more

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Hello.I am facing problem and I am kindly asking this forum some help. The letter A not working on my keyboard. All others are working. Windows 8.1 single language is my S.O.I currently have Windows updates being approved.I have a paid firewall software/antispam.  This is a headache. I used then the  virtual keyboard to solve some situations where none keyboard was closely available but it is workaround solution and does not help for logon/login.I am right now using an external keyboard to write this kindly request to the community.Things I have tried: I already turn-off, remove battery and charger and, pressed power button for 10 sec. Place battery and A/C charger back and no result. I aldo run a full testing using Lenovo System Center and I got ok and gren mark.This issue or incident happen few days ago.  There were some Microsoft Windows updates I got via web. I indeed have also restored the system to few days ago prior to such Microsoft Windows Updates . Also this unfortunatelly not work and I also cleaned any possible dust on keyboard.  Needless to say this "kind and trick problem" emerged during the black fryday. Thanks in advance. 

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Pls help me, when I put on the headset on the socket, the headset is not working fine. I already tried t in three different headphones. what seems to be the problem with these? at first, it is working fine but after some time, 2 weeks i think, the headphone is not working anymore. everytime I put it on the socket, windows can detect it because it says "A jack is plugged" on its tray.

please help me, do i need to update the driver? but the drivers are all installed and not corrupted or damaged.

my audio manager is Realtek HD Audio Manager with ALC 883 something on its version.

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I have a dual boot of Fedora and Windows, and when I boot into Fedora, my headphones work fine. When I boot into Windows 7 64bit, my headphones don't work. My laptop speakers work fine however, and I tried re-installing drivers. I made sure that my headphones are the default playback device, and I only have one headphone jack.

Other people who had this issue solved it by replacing their audio jack, but for me that is not a problem because the audio jack works fine when I boot into Fedora.

Please help!


A:Laptop speakers working, but headphone jack not working only on Window

Normally, the "Speakers" (PC sound) is set as the Default Playback device and not Headphones. In fact, newer RealTek sound systems do not even show the Headphones when plugged in.

Are you using the correct sound drivers? Not the generic Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec.

What all is listed in the Device Manager, Sound section?

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Desktop Cmp: HP CQ5700Y/AMD Athlon(tm) II 170u Processor 2.00 GHz/ Ram 2GB (1.75GB Usuable)/ 64 Bit O.S. (2.5 yrs old)
ERR CODES: SYSTEM21/rundll.32.exe'..........MCFOO.dll (???).......8004ff80....KB3023224/KB3063917/KB3035490

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Hi all, 
I'm not too technically minded so I'll explain this as best I can and hope somebody can help me out.
A few weeks ago my media player stopped working - it flashes onto the screen for a split second and then disappears or just doesn't respond at all. Also the HP Advisor isn't working properly and keeps saying "an error ocurred" links don't work on the help section so I went to the HP site to try to get help there. I opened one of these instant help chat boxes and a technician  phoned me, said he could help etc mentioned a one off charge and it took me half an hour to find out how much etc. He had remote access to my laptop and was running scans that found several thousand problems and now I'm worried that he may have "planted" something in my pc. When I told him I couldn't pay what he was asking he finished the call pretty quick and left me to it.
How do I fix my problem and how do I found out if he left something malicious on my pc? I'm scared to do internet banking now :-( 

A:HP laptop, media player not working, HP support not working

Those are questions that you should be asking HP support, IMO.
As for what your problem with Media Player...what version is installed?...

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Hey guys, i'm stumped.
Laptop Info:
Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7283
Windows 8.1
Track pad doesn't work. All started randomly one day when I started the laptop up. Just didn't work. Now the keyboard will stop  working after about 10 minutes.
Things I've tried:
FN Key  + F5 (enable/disable trackpad)
Double tapping the top left corner of track pad.
Uninstalled all trackpad drivers, restarted, let windows install drivers.
Uninstalled all trackpad drivers, restarted, installed Toshiba Drivers
Checked BIOS for disabled Trackpad.
Lastly, reinstalled windows 8.
I got nothing. I'm stuck.
Any suggestions?
Picture of error; http://i.imgur.com/jTMau9y.png

A:Laptop trackpad not working. Keyboard stops working.

Ruhhh rohhhh. No one has any ideas?

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I have a dell inspiron n4010

Basically the sound doesn't work unless its in a hdmi or headphones. It won't play sound out of the laptop itself. I've updated the drivers and checked the bios, and it seems to be enabled. What can be the problem?


A:Sound is not working on laptop. Drivers updated, still not working.

Digital Audio (HDMI) Is the standard Windows driver for sound. You need the realtek drivers which can be found here - http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/uk/en/ukdhs1/Product/inspiron-14r

Download the driver (listed under audio).
Make sure the on-board audio is on in the bios, disconnect from the internet, uninstall all sound drivers and reboot.
Install the driver you downloaded and reboot.

An then reconnect to the internet. (This prevents Windows from reinstalling the Digital Audio HDMI before you can install the correct audio drivers).

Post back and let us know how it goes

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ASUS Notebook G60Vx Series

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
A few days ago my internet suddenly stopped working. I plugged in the ethernet cord and everything worked fine. Checking the properties in the device manager showed the device was working properly, I also tried resetting it to make sure it was enabled but it did not work.

Upon troubleshooting, the "Windows Network Diagnostic" said the problems was that the Wireless adapter was not turned on. Using the switch on the front of the laptop as well as the function keys does nothing. Usually a graphic pops up showing if the WiFi is on or off, changinging transparent to show the WiFi is disabled. Now when I turn the switch on it always appears transparent, effectively going from off to off

So I know the computer reads both the function keys and the switch on the front but both methods never actually turns the adapter on. I just finished a system restore and nothing has changed

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Wifi not working on ASUS laptop, LAN working fine

Maybe the switch or adapter is defective. Some other ideas ...

Do you have an ASUS utility to also turn the wireless on/off? (I have an HP utility on one of my laptops that will individually control the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth if the physical switch is on.)

In Device Manager right click on the adapter - Properties - Advanced tab. Sometimes there is a Property in there that allows turning the adapter on/off.

If the card is easily accessible through a cover on the laptop's bottom remove and carefully and firmly replace the card several times to fix any potential looseness or corrosion problems.

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i recently boughta new laptop, 1gb ram, microsoft vista, 160 gb ram, core2 duo. i connected a microphone to the external jack. the speakers started making chirping kinda sounds and when i restarted no sounds were there but the headphones are working fine. thanks in advance.

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Help, Internet not working on one laptop but is working on the rest in office.

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Been struggling with my office wifi for sometime now. It works on my Windows 10 laptop with a LAN cable but doesn't work on wireless (constant disconnection, sometimes just wouldn't connect, sometimes it would connect and show internet access but internet wouldnt work). It works effortlessly on LAN and even wifi on my phone and other devices in the offices.

Request your help.


Laptop - Windows 10
Modem - D-Link DSL-224 ; ADSL/VDSL

ipconfig/all -

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : lenovo
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.name
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 04-7D-7B-B7-D6-12
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 12-68-9D-FD-87-7D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Apple ... Read more

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I got a new Kingston Datatraveler 16GB pendrive. It is working perfectly on both my desktops at home. However on my laptop its failing to write data. It can read and copy data from the pendrive perfectly,however, when I try to write data on it, it writes a certain amount on a very slow speed (500-900kb/s the normal would be 10mb/s) and then completely stops, giving a file not found error (options are Try Again,Skip, Cancel).

Sometimes it manages to transfer at a high speed and suddenly stops at 90% and stops transferring at all and hangs there at 0s remaining. After a while the pendrive completely disappears from the system toghether with the transfer box, and I have to replug it to appear again. The file is now on the pendrive but its corrupted as it onlytransferred 90%...

Does anyone know what's going on? Why is my pendrive acting so weirdly? It works perfectly on other computers except on my laptop as it fails to write?
Please help

A:Pen Drive 16GB not working on laptop but working on other PCs...

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Hello I take the ethernet out from me comp and put it in me laptop. It work on laptop. But, when me put in comp, it not work! When the ethernet is in the comp, me ping google.ca and it gives me ip "". So me think it problem with me comp. When me comp starts it says it couldnt load yhohmjgl.dll, mlanwzuh.dll, xidghejk.dll. They are all located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\. It says the specific module could not be found. It also cant locate C:\WINDOWS\system32\duxrdaqg.dll. When me look for these files in laptop, me cannot find. Me even checked show hidden folders and unchecked hide system files in folder options. Plz help. Thanks in advance.

A:Internet Not Working On Comp But Working On Laptop!

Download spybot ad-aware and avg anti-virus from download.com put them on a cd or flash drive and put them on your desktop computer. Run scans with all three and remove any threats. plug the dsl cable in on the bottom right click on your local area network connection and click repair. go to the command line and type in ipconfig see if your ip and subnet mask and default gateway show up.

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onekey isn't working for me and i don't know any other ways to reset it 

A:I've been trying to reset my laptop but its not working and onekey isn't working for me

Sorry to hear you are having a problem, Can you please provide provide the model number of your laptop, what version of Windows you are running, and any other details you can provide regarding the problem you are trying to resolve?  Take Care, 

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I have a motorola modem (SB5102) and a D-Link Router (WBR-1310). I have a pc which is connected to the modem and the router with wires. From this afternoon there is no internet connection on my pc. The icon on the bottom right says unindentified network, Access: Local Only. But my laptop, which is connected wirelessly, is working fine. it has good internet connection and everything. All my other wireless devices are also working fine. But only my pc (which is connected with cables to the modem and router), is not getting any internet. Can anyone please help me with this weird problem. Thanks!

Both the pc and laptop have Windows Vista.

A:Internet not working on pc, but working on wireless laptop

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I got a new Kingston Datatraveler 100 16GB pendrive. It is working perfectly on both my desktops at home. However on my laptop its failing to write data. It can read and copy data from the pendrive perfectly, however, when I try to write data on it, it writes a certain amount on a very slow speed (500-900kb/s the normal would be 10mb/s) and then completely stops, giving a file not found error (options are Try Again, Skip, Cancel).

Sometimes it manages to transfer at a high speed and suddenly stops at 90% and stops transferring at all. After a while the pendrive completely disappears from the system and I have to replug it to appear again. The file is now on the pendrive but its corrupted as it only transferred 90%...

Does anyone know what's going on? Why is my pendrive acting so weirdly? It works perfectly on other computers except on my laptop it fails to write?
Please help

A:Pen Drive 16GB not working on laptop but working on other PCs

If it works on the desktops, then it is not the pendrive. You might want to look at your laptop more. Have you tried different USB ports on your laptop? Are the USB 2.0 high speed ports, or just 1.0?

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Good afternoon!

I have a two HP machines - a desktop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, and a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

I've been having network/internet issues with the laptop for the past week that have reached a low point today. Previous to today, the laptop would frequently lose internet access for a few minutes. Eventually it would reconnect. Today, however, I am getting the "No Internet access" message with the little yellow ! sign down in the task bar and no amount of begging/pleading/resetting will make it go away. I am apparently still connected to the home network itself - just no internet.

My desktop, on the other hand, is connecting to the internet just fine. Both connect wirelessly, by the way.

As the desktop seems to be fine, I am assuming that this issue is with the laptop itself and not with the router. I don't have access to the router anyway - I rent my apartment, internet is included, but connected via a router in my landlord's apartment next door. They're away for a few days, so I'm out of luck, for now, if you ask me to do something with that equipment!

Any help would, of course, be most appreciated!

A:"No Internet Access" on laptop, but working fine one desktop

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Today, while surfing the web my internet connection on my PC just randomly shuts off. I go check on my laptop and its normal. My WiFi says that I am connected to an Unidentified network with no internet access. So i got frustrated and checked all the forums and nothing seemed to work. So i restored my computer to factory settings and I still got this problem. Does this mean my Wifi Card is bad? Is it a virus? as you can tell i'm not too computer savvy. I can see other networks fine but i just cant connect to mine! If anyone knows any solutions please help

A:WiFi isn't working on my PC but its working on my laptop?

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I don't know what to call the old desktop since the tile version is called Metro. But when working on the old desktop version and you want to clear everything off the screen and just view the desktop, where is the button for this?

XP had this button, but cant find it on W8.

A:Show desktop icon when working on old desktop

If you right click on the desktop you will see a selection box. Select the "view" option. You should now see a check box for "Show desktop icons" and also some of the other familiar options like XP has including alignment and sizes of desktop icons. Hope this answers your question. Also I think most users call the initial screen "Start" and the desktop is still known as just that.

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Recently I've bought USB hub, one of this cheap, unbranded 4usb ones from ebay. When I'm connecting my usd disk drive to it, the drive just don't show up in my computer. It's like this hub is not providing enough power to the disk(it certainly sounds like it). So as I don't want to spend my money unnecessarily can you recommend some reliable USB hub please? It doesn't have to be usb3.0 although it would be nice and I would appreciate if you can recommend something I can buy in UK since I do live here. Also, will buying some branded hub, like this one from Amazon would deprive me from this issues?

Edit: I do have Toshiba port replicator with usb port and when I connect my disk to it there is no problem. Hard drive works as it should.

A:USB HDD not working with usb hub but working from laptop usb.

Pretty much any name brand is good and if you can find room for it an external powered one (wall-wart) is even better.

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my desktop icons will not show up neither will the tool bar at the bottom, but the caps lock, number lock, and scroll lock all work but the only thing that i can actually get open is the task manager. even when i right click nothing happens. any help?

A:Desktop not working?

In Task Manager go to File > Run and type in "explorer" (no quotes) and hit "Run"

Explorer, which is essentially Windows as you know it, does not appear to be starting for whatever reason. Unfortunately with the exception of repairing Windows from the disc I don't know how to get it to start Explorer automatically. Something could be impeding it, have you installing any programs at all recently? Done any MS updates? Any other updates? Any new devices? New drivers? New network? Lots of stuff happens at the start of a computer, any one of them could possibly stop Windows from loading properly.

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I have a desktop running win vista that I can't get an internet connection on and system restore is not available either. Some of the display wasn't looking right. I have found out that I have the infection catchme.dll What can I do to get it working again?

A:Desktop not working

bump please!

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Upgraded to win 8 and have had all sorts of problems with the desktop. The metro tiles seem to work most of the time but when it puts me back to the old desktop the program icons do not work. My internet works from the metro apps but when I try to use the desktop icon it says I'm not connected for IE and ITunes are 2 that will not connect from the desktop? Help.

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PLEASE help! Just got this brand new laptop YESTERDAY for xmas and BOOM!! MAD stuff got installed. I musta clicked something. It looks like it turned out to be SpySheriff. I got rid of it I think, the desktop was so hard, there was liek an ad as my desktop and t wouldnt let me change it, but I did manage to get rid of it, but now my desktop is white and when I right click and hit properties, it does not do anything. I went into the control panel and and set it to what i want, but it is still white. I feel like such an idiot. This was a nice gift, and I feel like I ruined it. Please help, I will be so grateful.

A:Desktop is not working...

the desktop also isnt just white, it flashes grey too...

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Hi i have lost my essential utilities driver disk for my pc to work . i have found most drivers but i do not know which one i need to watch dvd on my pc desktop. Before when i re-installed windows by loading up my xp and utilities driver disk and power dvd so i can watch dvd it was fine and i had no problem.

But now that i have lost my utilities driver disk when i re-installed windows and load xp and just my power dvd s/w i cant watch dvds.

i have tried drivermax but i have trouble using it can someone please help me with a good solution to solve my problem.

the computer i have is
My PC configuration:
Amd athlon(tm) xp 2000+
1.67ghz 480mb of ram

microsoft windows
xp professional 2002
service pack2

A:pc desktop dvd not working

you should be able to go to the computer manufacturers website, do a search for your specific model and find the drivers you need.

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Upgraded to win 8 and have had all sorts of problems with the desktop. The metro tiles seem to work most of the time but when it puts me back to the old desktop the program icons do not work. My internet works from the metro apps but when I try to use the desktop icon it says I'm not connected for IE and ITunes are 2 that will not connect from the desktop? Help.

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since yesterday i cannot use IE via the Start Menu or via the APPS Menu.
Do not know where it gets wrong.

Any ideas?



A:IE only working via the desktop

Hello Jeff,

Do you mean that you can only use the desktop version of IE10 and not the Metro version?

Are you having any issues opening any other Store apps or Modern UI screens (ex: PC settings)?

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Im sorry for posting this in the general forum, im sure it belongs somewhere else.

Im having a issue where when i "set picture to desktop background" it will stretch the image regardless of size to fit the screen. If i put it on to tile or center it doesnt change anything.

I also have a nvidia G Force 8400 GS graphics card, if that helps. Im on a hp lap top, sadly.

Anyone got any ideas on how i can tile or atleast make the picture be displayed at its original size?

A:Desktop not working.

Try to use Irfan View IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

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Hi all,

I am trying to connect to another Windows 7 machine on the same router, but it will not connect. I have remote desktop enabled and checked under the computer settings, but when I right click the computer in the network & sharing center and try to connect, it won't work. I also tried manually entering the computer's network address but it failed. Both machines are Windows 7.

any help would be appreciated,

A:Remote desktop not working

Is it the home edition of win 7?

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Hi there,

Can anyone give me some simply instructions on how to configure remote desktop? I've looked all over the internet and can't seem to figure it out. I want to remote control my home computer from work. Windows Ultimate 7 on both computers.

I've configured the home PC in some ways... mostly going all the things the internet tells me to do... clicking various check marks and so on. I guess to log in I need to know what the ip address is... i found ipconfig but I'm not exactly sure which of the numbers is my IP address. Also, in user name, what do I type? I have my home PC set up... I am an administrator... to log in to my home PC I use my name as the user name with a password.

I'm using it over a router. The IP address I have is for the router I guess, not specifically the computer. So somehow I need to figure out how to get into the computer and not just the router etc. Do I need to think about ports?

I am aware of options such as team viewer and log me in. I"m specifically interested in remote desktop so I can get working audio.

This should be very easy. I'm just not quite knowledgable enough.


A:help getting remote desktop working

Yes you need to know the IP address of the comptuer to pointto the computer

then you need to configure the router to port forward to a static ip to the computr to want to tap into

What i did so hat I never have to remember a number that could change at anytime... i configured my router to accept the dyndns.com soo that i have a domain resolve my ip address.

so instead of putting in changing IPs, i just put in a domain like ****.homeip.net

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Must have picked up a bug during a download yesterday.... desktop icons do not work on double-click, nor any links when using the Start Menu. Think I got all the attachments you asked for... thanks in advance!

A:desktop icons not working

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