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Laptop Power adapter port (AC) "check" in Win 8?

Q: Laptop Power adapter port (AC) "check" in Win 8?

I had my power adapter plugged into my laptop, as normal, but the power indicator light did not come on as normal when I plugged it in before I opened the lid. It works in battery mode when I open the lid. My Toshiba PC Health monitor tells me the battery is "good." I'm using it now and it seems OK in battery mode. And yes, I checked the unit and cords--look fine. Power is on. There are no "stupid" mistakes on my part. Is there any way to check the "power adapter" in the laptop (laptop side--I don't mean the external one) using the Win 8 OS? I know this is probably a "hardware" problem but I figured I see if I could get any information from Windows 8 about the issue. I went into the device manager and checked the properties of Microsoft AC Adapter and Compliant control method battery, both under the "Batteries" section. I checked what seemed could be related to power under System Devices, and all say "This device is working properly." It is like the computer doesn't recognize it is plugged in to an AC source. If anyone knows a Win 8 method to check anything before I try to order an adapter or so forth, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter.  PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061.  It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330.  Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative.  It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance".  So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts.  If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.
 

A:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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hi,

I have a problem with a usb fed external HDD.

When I plug in via the usb, I get the message: "power surge on hub port".

I am running a Dell inspirion 8600 laptop and it has 2 usb ports. I want to run my digital In
one usb port and my 2.5" external HDD in the other.

I have scanned the web but so far all i have seen is:

1. cover up the problem by removing the error message - not really what I want!
2. Use 2 usb ports for the external HDD - not really what I want as I only have 2 usb ports and want to keep one free for digital camera or other things perhaps.

Surely, in 2006 with IT advances there must be a professional rock solid solution somewhere to this problem?

I run windows xp, with SP2 and auto upload all the latest updates.

Thanks to all for any help

mike9inch
 

A:2.5" external HDD "power surge on Hub port"

mike9inch said:

hi,

I have a problem with a usb fed external HDD.

When I plug in via the usb, I get the message: "power surge on hub port".

I am running a Dell inspirion 8600 laptop and it has 2 usb ports. I want to run my digital In
one usb port and my 2.5" external HDD in the other.

I have scanned the web but so far all i have seen is:

1. cover up the problem by removing the error message - not really what I want!
2. Use 2 usb ports for the external HDD - not really what I want as I only have 2 usb ports and want to keep one free for digital camera or other things perhaps.

Surely, in 2006 with IT advances there must be a professional rock solid solution somewhere to this problem?

I run windows xp, with SP2 and auto upload all the latest updates.

Thanks to all for any help

mike9inchClick to expand...

The external drive may require two USB ports, one for data transfer, and the other for power. Unless there's the option for a power adapter to plug into the enclosure, you may not have a choice.
 

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Hi--I'm trying to install a Dominator FX 5500 AGP video card. Used to have a Rage 3D IIC PCI. I disabled the display adapter when I should have uninstalled the driver. Now I get a "Check Signal" message on boot when either card is plugged in. How can I get back to where I was before?? I can't get into BIOS. I never get that far. Please help me, good people! Thank you!!
 

A:Disabled display adapter now get "Check signal" on boot up

plug in the pci card back in then set the apature to agp not pci .
 

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?
 
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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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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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Dear frienda,
A disgusting error message pops up at my System Tray frequently like this-

Power Surge on Hub Port
A USB Port has exceeded the power limits
of its hub port. For assistance in solving this
problem, click this message

When I click on this message Icon at the system tray, a window in the name of
Poer Surge on Hub Port opens with the follwing text.

A USB device has malfunctioned and exceeded the power limits of its hub
port. You should disconnect the device.
The location of the device is shown in bold type.
USB Root Hub ( 8 ports )
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
Recommendation:
To enable the port, disconnect the Hardware and click " Reset ".
If you click " Close ", the port will no longer function.

Reset / Close

My problem is I am unable to understand the meaning of this error message. Which
hardware should I disconnect from the USB port? As far as I know, I am not facing any hardware problems. All my devices are working fine. Can any one please help me to solve this problem to eliminate this frequent error message? Thank you.
Sincerely yours
nkrao
 

A:"Power Surge on Hub Port" - Error message pops up at SystemTray

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My friend is having this problem where he gets the error "Power Surge in Hub Port" and his mouse stops working. Usually he is able to just take it out and put it back in and it will work for another 10-15 minutes. However, as of today, he got that error and tried several times but nothing, it's just stopped working. The stupid thing is it tells him to click on it if he wants to fix it, but his mouse isn't working, and when it does work, the message goes away. Is there anything I can do to help him out? So far, having checked out the problem, its not the mouse, unless both of the mice he has are both defective. I just can't locate the problem. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Unresponsive Mouse "Power Surge in Hub Port" Error

Is this USB or PS/2? In other words, is it a little round connector, or a rectangular one?

If it's round (PS/2), I'm not sure what to do, but if it's rectangular (USB), try plugging it into a different USB port. Maybe plug it into a port on the front of the case.
 

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This is a problem I'm used to having with my cell phones but now it's also happening with my Aspire One netbook running Windows 7.

The plug/jack where my power supply connects to the computer is very "touchy". I have to play with it to get it to charge and sometimes when I do get it working within a few minutes it will disconnect.

It (seems) like the connection might not be as (tight) as it used to be but I'm not sure if that's it or not. I tried cleaning the port/jack with a Q-tip w/ some isopropyl alcohol and it still is giving me issues.

Does anyone else have this issue? Can you suggest a fix to because funds are a little tight right now and getting a new power supply is just not an option.

Thanks in advance

DAVID
 

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It says not to, but would it be OK to leave the AC adpater (camera) always plugged into the power source? It's "hands-and-knees" crawling to plug and unplug it just for quick photo downloads.
 

A:"Please unlpug adapter from power source when finished"

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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My friend was having a problem with her digital camera and her laptop. When you plug the camera into the laptop, you get the error message "Power Surge on port hub" saying that the device exceeded it's amount of energy. What exactly is the problem here, and how could this be fixed? This laptop is an IBM Thinkpad R51. Thanks a bunch!
 

A:"Power Surge on hub port"

First thing to try is a different usb cable from the camera to the laptop.

If that doesn`t help, try using another usb port.

If that still doesn`t help, unplug any other usb devices such as printers etc and try again.

Let me know the results please.

Regards Howard
 

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Just purchased three Inspiron 15 5567 laptops (i5 @ 2.5GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) and one user is asking for a 'docking station' or 'port replicator' so he has a single connection to disconnect when he needs to move the laptop.
Presently, he has connected an HDMI monitor, the GB network connection, and three USB connections, which pretty much "maxxes him out" as regards external devices, and lends to his "confusion factor" when he needs to travel with the laptop.
As a relative 'novice' with a laptop (he previously had an OLD Optiplex GX280 Pentium-4 desktop), he is 'uncertain' about connections to externals so I suggested the 'dock' or 'port replicator' to address this. 
Now I need help in determining what is "best" for this use: the Dell D3100 USB 3.0 dock or something different(?).  Unfortunately, I've read a few 'disheartening' reviews in regard to the D3100, but what might be a viable alternative? (bearing in mind that this has to be 'brain dead simple' for this user..)
So... Can anyone suggest alternatives, or give an 'unbiased' assessment of the D3100 dock station..?

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

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A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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This resembles http://forums.techguy.org/networking/829197-solved-can-no-longer-connect.html but only my laptop canít access my home wifi - all others can.

I spent a leisurely weekend at an Atlanta LaQuinta, and as I always do, I tapped into their network with my laptop (Toshiba Satellite, XP). The signal was weak, so I found an unsecured wifi signal from an apartment complex next door, which worked fine for a few hours, then slowed as the signal weakened; I donít know why. So, I grabbed an ethernet cable and did a direct connect. I was half asleep, and didnít really get what was going on when their portal management program said something about an incompatibility and gave me the choice to disable my wireless connection, which I did. Then, for the next day and a half, all functioned well.

Yesterday afternoon, I checked out and powered my laptop down. I arrived home, powered back up, and my laptop couldnít find the home wifi network. My wifeís laptop accesses the network fine. The Wireless Network Connection says "Disabled, Firewalled," and telling it to enable fails. I ran the diagnostics, and network adapter identification seems OK. Then I get these messages:

info - Network connection status: Disconnected
info - Network adapter hardware problem: This device is disabled
warn - Network adapter status not healthy
action - Automated repair: Enable network connection
action - Enabling the network adapter
error - Failed while enabling the network adapter
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A:No laptop wifi: "Network adapter status not healthy"

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

A:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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Hello,I have a brand new X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Yoga (Win10 home, i7, 16GB RAM). All my drivers, including firmware, was updated (since 11/2/19) using Lenovo Vantage and so is Windows Updates. When I go into Device Manager, I don't see any issues (hardware or software).  My laptop is connected to the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station (via Thunderbolt cable), which is then connected to 1 Dell External Monitor.   If my power adapter is plugged into my laptop and I'm using my docking station, the moment I disconnect my power adapter from my laptop, my docking station/external monitor turns off. Laptop continues to stay on without issues.  For me to get the Docking Station/External Monitor on again, I have to unplug/plug the docking station's thunderbolt cable back into my laptop. In turn, this causes me to go to the Windows Login Screen, where I have to sign in again.  I have to do this EVERY single time, and it's annoying!   (Note:  Nothing resets or turns off when I decide to plug my power adapter back into my laptop; It's only when I pull my power adapter cord out of my laptop while still connecting to the Docking Station).  It's like it is resetting my 2nd Thunderbolt Port, which causes some power loss.  My work laptop (same make, model) does not have this problem and I use it to connect to this same docking station/monitor.  Thus, this is not an issue with the docking statio... Read more

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Hello,I have a brand new X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Yoga (Win10 home, i7, 16GB RAM). All my drivers, including firmware, was updated (since 11/2/19) using Lenovo Vantage and so is Windows Updates. When I go into Device Manager, I don't see any issues (hardware or software).  My laptop is connected to the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station (via Thunderbolt cable), which is then connected to 1 Dell External Monitor.   If my power adapter is plugged into my laptop and I'm using my docking station, the moment I disconnect my power adapter from my laptop, my docking station/external monitor turns off. Laptop continues to stay on without issues.  For me to get the Docking Station/External Monitor on again, I have to unplug/plug the docking station's thunderbolt cable back into my laptop. In turn, this causes me to go to the Windows Login Screen, where I have to sign in again.  I have to do this EVERY single time, and it's annoying!   (Note:  Nothing resets or turns off when I decide to plug my power adapter back into my laptop; It's only when I pull my power adapter cord out of my laptop while still connecting to the Docking Station).  It's like it is resetting my 2nd Thunderbolt Port, which causes some power loss.  My work laptop (same make, model) does not have this problem and I use it to connect to this same docking station/monitor.  Thus, this is not an issue with the docking statio... Read more

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Hey! Please help me! I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong forum, I don't really know much about computers sadly. Can I please be advised on what to do next? Help would be very much appreciated. This is what the screen shows when I switch the laptop on.


 

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

A:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 10

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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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I have been getting the BSOD since a few weeks and found out by trial and error that a USB-hub is causing the problem. Whenever I disconnect the hub before I shut off the computer I do not get the blue screen.
Yesterday I also got a BSOD that mentioned driver power state failure. After I had de-installed Ubuntu 10.04 (I wanted to see what people are talking about but did not really like it) that problem did not show up again, although I do not know if that is just coincidence.

I have enclosed the dump files as per your instructions and hope that somebody will be able to help me.
Thank you.

A:BSOD with "usbhub.sys" and "driver power state failure"

Welcome!

It does look as if your USB drivers are causing the issue.
BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:

Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Apr 28 03:41:32.255 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:31:47.502
BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 9482319c, ad39bb40, ad39b720}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for libusb0.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for libusb0.sys
Probably caused by : libusb0.sys ( libusb0+428c )
PROCESS_NAME: System
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7E
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Mon May 10 03:46:15.009 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.272
BugCheck 124, {0, 8752f544, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Mon May 10 05:22:31.146 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:23.393
BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 9444b19c, adb53b40, adb53720}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for libusb0.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for libusb0.sys
Probably caused by : libusb0.sys ( libusb0+428c )
PROCESS_NAME: System
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7E
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16... Read more

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Well, I don't think its my computer, and I dont think its my monitor, i have two towers, and one monitor, the monitor goes into power saving mode on BOTH computers, but when I plug the monitor into my laptop, it comes up with the picture just fine. Please help!?
 

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Hi all,

I usually can figure stuff out myself, anything from soldering a laptop charger to replacing a laptop screen... but this problem is completely stumping me.

I prefer my laptop to be in the "Balanced" power mode, which I've edited, so that my computer screen doesn't dim within just a few seconds, and so that when I close the screen it doesn't go to sleep.

The problem is...for some reason, the computer keeps switching itself back to Power Save mode....no matter how many times I go into Screen Saver > Power options and switch it to Balanced...it ALWAYS switches back to Power Save mode. It does it at random times, too...sometimes I can shut my screen hours after I've changed the power settings, and it will not go to sleep because it's still in Balanced mode. Other times...I switch it to balanced mode, and literally a minute or two later when I close the screen, it goes to sleep. Upon waking, I see that the power mode is yet again changed back to Power Save mode.

My computer is a Dell XPS L502X...the only thing I can think of is possibly Dell QuickSet is switching it??

I can't figure it out! Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop keeps switching to "Power Save mode"

Is it the same hard disk, please, as in this topic
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1113349-bsod-7a-hard-drive-issues.html
in otherwords the failing one
 

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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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My laptop will not stay on adapter power unless the adapter plug is pressed hard against the port. I bought a new adapter but the problem still remains so I guess it's the port's problem but I have no idea how to have it fixed. The laptop is no longer under warranty. Where can I buy a new adapter port and would it be too much like brain surgery to try to do it myself?

Thanks for any help,
Tim
 

A:Solved: Power adapter port on laptop - how to replace?

These ports are soldered to the motherboard. Replacing/repairing them consists of removing the motheboard from the laptop and soldering a new powerconnector on.

Definately not a do it yourself type thing. I would suggest a competent local computer shop. This service usually runs around $100 in my area. The challenge will be finding someone willing to work on laptops anymore.
 

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I originall posted a topic in SevenForums the other day, though I recently found a closed thread here with a problem that sounds very similar to the one I am having; however the one response it got was very dissatisfying to my disappointment.

The thread I found on here stated the following:

I work for an organization with about 300 employees and almost all have computers. I have experienced the following issue on several machines over the years and still cannot find an answer anywhere on the internet, so I am posting here.

I have an HP business desktop that has two parallel ports in it: LPT1 and LPT2. On a rare occasion the printer connected to LPT1 will jam and I have to clear the paper out of the paper path. After I clear the jam, the computer is no longer able to print anything to LPT1. If I use the application that prints to LPT1 again, I get an error in the application stating "The requested resource is in use. (170)" Others on the internet have reported similar errors and in a few cases, the exact same error, but no luck with a solution. Further, there is no error in the Event Viewer's application or system logs.

So, I have tried:
+ uninstalling LPT1 port from the Device Manager, reboot, and still no luck. Same error.
+ uninstalling LPT1 port from the Device Manager, shutdown, disable the parallel port entirely, boot into Windows, shutdown, re-enable the parallel port, boot into Windows. Same error.
+ Reassign LPT1 port to LPT3. Same error.

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A:"Parallel port not working" Re-open: Must manually change LPT port after each reboot

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Hi,
I'm spinning around in circles with this and need to be pointed in a new direction. I'm working with a win98 PII, on which I cannot configure the modem. It suddenly stopped being recognized after only uninstalling aol 8.0, that's all, and on next online attempt ---- 'invalid port or busy' error message.
When checking on the modem / diagnostics / more info ...... it comes back with "could not locate port" and when trying to connect online, the error message there is "invalid port or busy, other device may be using, etc"

Here's all I've done so far:

Renistalled modem & drivers from software and Device Manager ---- but haven't physically reinstalled modem

Removed modem & ports from Device Manager, and reinstalled those.

Removed modem from control panel 'modems' .....

Added and removed ports ......... in Device Manager

Reinstalled DUN

Checked for 'disable COM 1 & 2' IN BIOS ....... that option wasn't found

Changed the ports associated with the modem ..... still get same error

Set up Hayes Compatible .......... same error's

Removed ports & modem & DUN ...... all at same time, reinstalled ..... no deal

Presently the modem is on Com 4 , but same error occurs on Com 3 .....

Rnaap.exe IS NOT running in "close program" ......

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Thanks for taking a look,
Your expertise is appreciated,

 

A:"invalid port" & "could not locate port"

Uninstall the modem software in Add/Remove Programs; shut computer straight down cold via the Start button; Remove the modem hardware; Restart the computer; Shut down the computer and reinstall the modem hardware and install the software modem drivers upon Windows restart.

Are you using a different ISP now?
 

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I know that the processor uses more electricity the more cycles it performs, and I leave mine underclocked unless I'm playing a game or something.

But what about RAM? Does full/addressed RAM use more electricity than empty/unused RAM?

Or to put it more practically, if I leave my 500MB of Firefox tabs loaded but untouched for 7 hours while I sleep will it use more power than if I had closed and then reopened them?
 

A:Solved: Does RAM consume more power "full" than "empty"?

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I have installed Wamp server and I have created 2 tables in phpmyadmin that are connected via ODBC to an Access database. I have tested it with and another Access
database, which sends test orders to it via a php file.
Now I wish to connect an AI2 android app to localhost to send test orders from this source.

I found a web page which sets out a method to connect an app via the IP address, but when I enter my IP address into Windows Explorer I get the following message.
?The device or resource is not set up to accept connections on port "The World Wide Web service (HTTP)".
I have seen a previous answer that suggests resetting Internet Explorer\Tools\Internet Options\Connections\LAN Settings and checking the ?Automatically
detect settings? box, but on my system this is already checked.
Is there anything else I can do please?
My system is Windows 7 32 bit and I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Firewall running for home & private networks.

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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"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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hi --
I have a Apevia X Jupiter G Type full tower case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...p?EdpNo=3424759&sku=A107-1094&srkey=A107-1094

it comes with--
1 intake 120mm fan in the front--
1 intake 120mm fan on left side panel--
2 exhaust 120mm fans on the rear panel--
plus the exhaust fan that came on my power supply.

with 3 fans blowing out and 2 fans blowing in---I wondered if I should install a fan
in the blow hole slot.

this case has the screw holes in the top of the case for a blow hole.
but didn't come with a fan preinstalled.

should I go ahead a install a fan here and would it be better to turn
the fan around to make it a intake fan instead of a exhaust fan????
do I need more air coming in to my case with 3 fans blowing out??

or just leave the blow hole slot empty.
 

A:should I turn a "blow hole" exhaust fan port into a intake fan port??

my case came with fan speed control knobs on the front of the case.
I have bought replacement Antec fans to connect to the motherboard.

during my vacation next week I'm going to through away the fans that
came with the case and install the Antec's

I'm starting to believe the motherboard controlling the fans would be a better
set-up than having the control knobs on the case controlling the fans.

at least the motherboard would slow the fan Rpm's at idle
I have turned the knobs to max and left them.
 

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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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My Inspiron 6000 laptop, with Windows XP Pro, has an interesting problem:
When I now unplug the AC adaptor from the back of the laptop, the little icon of the plug in the bottom right corner of the taskbar does not switch to a picture of the battery. When I highlight over it, it still says "On AC Power" as though it were still plugged in.

Even weirder, when i click the icon (or go thru control panel), and get to "Power Meter", it says the battery is not present, and that the current power source is AC power. But the battery is definitly present, as i am able to use the laptop under these conditions, and seriously, I dont mean i took the plug out of the wall only. The plug is not connected to the laptop and the above still happens. The only thing that recognizes the difference when the laptop is not plugged in is the little orange LED light just under the right side of the monitor. When it is plugged in, the light turns green.


Please help!

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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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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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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...

DR

A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors

Welcome

I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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Hi,

I bought the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (Model: DWA-160) and installed the drivers and such, and my computer detects the actual USB Adapter fine, but the software that came with the device doesn't, and gives me the message "Wireless Adapter Not Found!"... It does say that it's compatible with XP/Vista, and I'm on 7, so maybe there's a problem there?

I checked for special Windows 7 drivers for the device but I couldn't find anything. I phoned my internet service provider for help, as well as the D-Link help line and neither gave me anything that worked. I've uninstalled/installed it several times, trying different variations and nothing seems to work. It's not the device itself that's malfunctioning because the exact same thing happened to the one I traded in for this one, same model, same results. Also, my USB ports work fine (I've tested it) and my router is not far, and has a strong signal to where my desktop is. I've even connected my Nintendo DS/Wii to it easily from the same distance.
I'm at a loss for what I have to do... All I want is to connect to my router and have access to internet. I hope someone can help me!

P.S. If you need any specifications on my hardware, etc just let me know.

A:"Wireless Adapter Not Found!" - Internet Adapter Problem

There are Windows 7 drivers here: You need to determine which version of the adapter you have to obtain the correct drivers.

D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter

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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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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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I recently upgraded to Office 2010...all was fine until recently i had this weird problem in Power Point '10.

I added an Entrance effect to a picture quite easily...but when I tried to add an Exit effect I found out that the Entrance effect was being overwritten in the "Animation Pane".
Again on re-adding the Entrance effect..the Exit effect was being overwritten.

FYI this is happening with everything (pics,text boxes,smart art).It seems you can't add two different effects to the same item.
It should be noted that I experienced no such problems with Power Point 2007...there the Entry and Exit effects were added in separate lines in the Animation Pane.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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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!


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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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