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E15 fine on Ac power but freezes on battery

Q: E15 fine on Ac power but freezes on battery

Acer E 15 Start ES1-512-C5YW Upgraded to Windows Watching Avi files that are stored locally on hard disk - If the Ac power cord is plugged in, all is fine, but if power cord is removed and just running on battery power, within minutes, the laptop locks up completely and makes a buzzing noise, no option but to hard reset. Simple solution would be to leave power cord plugged in I know, but I like to keep my battery conditioned by not leaving it plugged in all the time. If it had a removable battery, I'd remove the battery and use power cord, but it's not got removable battery. Any ideas please?

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Hi if anyone can help i would be so greatful!!

I have a laptop which slows down as soon as i plug it into the mains. When running on batteries it is as fast as it should be and is perfect. I could comprehend the problem if it was the otherway around but this is too wierd.

I have rebooted the wholes system, it is clean as a whistle, over 30G of space, Virus checker / Firewall / ADaware remover / Registry cleaner / Defraged / Disk Cleanup - everything is in working order to keep this machine clean and healthy and it is.

The problem is most apparent when watching movies or clips, as the image goes out of sinc with the sound, freezes or goes super-slow, yet as soon as i remove the plug, and it's running on batteries it's fine again.

I know someone out there must have a solution.


A:Laptop runs slow when plugged in, but fine on battery power

Do you have access to another power cord to try. It kind of sounds like that there is a problem with the one that you have. I suppose that the problem could be internal to the laptop itself, but the swapping with a known good cord would tell you where the problem is. Of course, if you always use the same wall outlet, the problem could be there.

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I have tried a range of recommended fixes including: Resetting using the reset button underneath the laptopSetting Bios to recommended defaultsUpdating Bios to the latest version (2.76 2017-04-11)Removed and updated Lenovo Power Manager (v6)Deleted Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery in Device ManagerDisconnecting the battery and holding down the power button for 30 seconds, then reconnecting the battery.Disconnecting the Cmos battery and reconnecting.Changing the Battery Perfomance setting in Power ManagerPerformed Battery Gauge Rest in Battery MaintenanceHas anybody come across this issue and managed to fix it? A bit more background information:This is a Gen 1 X1 Carbon, purchased new on the 16th November 2012 (Model 3443CTO)It is very low use and is still in excellent condition, with no faults apart from mid last year when it started developing a problem with powering on where you sometimes needed to press the power button several times to turn it on.  According to Lenovo, this was a motherboard issue and they replaced the motherboard under warranty (which expired December 2016).  During June this year I replaced the battery with an Genuine Lenovo Battery and it worked well with no problems until last week, where it all of a sudden, it wouldn?t start on the battery alone, but started fine using the power adapter.After powering up it showed the battery at 0% charge and was very slow to charge, taking approximately 18 hours to reach 89% char... Read more

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My Dell XPS 15 (9550) freezes after being on battery power for 15-20 minutes.   Becomes unresponsive, need hard power cycle to restart.  (Note I don't have any issues when charger is plugged in.)
Seems like maybe a power issue, as I've noticed the audio and keyboard/trackpad fail first, and display fails last.
I though it might be the hard drive turning itself off, but I disabled that in Windows settings and this does not make a difference.  (It's an SSD anyway).
I am using Windows 10 version 1709 Build 16299.192, but this has been happening for a while. 16 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD, Intel Core i7-6700HQ @2.6 GHZ
Please let me know if any other info would be helpful.  Thanks very much in advance for any help.
Edit: Note I've run all the Dell diagnostics, and it passes all of them.

A:Dell XPS 15 Freezes on Battery Power

Possibly a bad battery, even fairly new not unheard of.

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Hello, Tech Guy forums

So my laptop, which I got last December, freezes when running games (WoW, Champions Online, Aion are a few examples) on anything but power saver. Both Balanced and High Performance cause me to crash anywhere from 5-30 minutes after loading it up.

What happens is: I'll usually be doing some questing or whatnot and out of the blue for no known reason the entire computer just freezes. The sound cuts off, I'm unable to move the mouse. It stays this way unless I hold the power button to turn it off.

This problem is nonexistent when my laptop is set to Power Saver, which poses a problem as it causes low framerate when playing.

If anyone has any suggestions/questions/answers I'd love to hear em' ^^

A:Laptop freezes when running games with battery on anything but power saver

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I am running windows XP home edition SP 2, accessing internet via Road Runner. I upgraded Internet Explorer. It froze so I killed it and restarted again. It finished properly the second time, or so it seemed.

IE7 ran OK the first time. The 2ns time it froze on a blank window. No toolbars, no status bar, no nothing, just the frame and blank inside.

Other symptoms: Internet Options opens up OK from the control panel, and every tab seems OK, but when I go connections, LAN settings, the button shows depressed, and the thing freezes.

I can access the WWW without a problem via Firefox. Outlook sends and receives email without a hitch. But any program that checks internet options to see about proxy settings or similar, freezes. Example Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Example the setup program for Max Registry Cleaner and Registry Mechanic.

I ran a virus scan with AVG. The machine was clean. I cleaned up the registry with RegistryFix. There were a lot of lose ends, now it is clean. I ran AVG Anti Spyware. It has a residue of 45 tracking cookies, nothing else. I uninstalled Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Nothing made a difference.

Here is the log from Hijack This. I will be most thankful for your help in figuring out this one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:29:14, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Solved: IE7 Freezes. LAN Settings freezes, but FireFox and Outlook work just fine

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I have a strange issue. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop and I am experiencing problems with the power management/power guage.

It will often show the battery not installed (power gauge is a greyish-white color with dashed lines) or it shows a red X. It does not matter if I am on AC power or on Battery power, it will show the full range of power, battery level, not installed, or an error.

I have searched Lenovo's site and I seem to remember seeing an FAQ about this, but now that I need it, I cannot find it.

What can I check or do to stop this? While it is annoying, I am not sure if I am having a battery problem or not. I did check my battery on Lenovo's site to see if it was recalled and it is not.

I do appreciate any help that any one can give me.


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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
Shockingly none worked that I found.
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
Worked with an off brand battery also.
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.

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I have an ES1-512, no problems for the first few weeks, then suddenly it became really slow while plugged in, but still runs fine when it's on battery power.Have scanned for viruses, malware, etc, nothing wrong there.Luckily the battery life is good, but would be nice to be able to use it properly when plugged in too!Any ideas?

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A:ES1-512 slow when charging, fine when on battery

Check power plan active during charging maybe it jumps to Power Saver or such ?  Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options

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An issue I've been having for a while is my battery bar no longer appearing.
My battery bar worked for several months, from the time I installed a Windows 7 partition on my laptop, but all of a sudden it just went and disappeared. In the customize notifications/settings window, I can't check to show Battery Life, it's grayed out. I tried all sorts of registry fixes for this and went into the registry, but nothing fixed it. I also tried third-party battery monitoring software and none of that worked as well.

Anyone have a fix for this? I resorted to using Windows 8 (upgraded to 10) and I'm having issues with that as well, so I'm trying to get the battery issue fixed and just use Windows 7 again.

Any solutions are welcome.

A:Battery Bar No Longer Appearing, used to be fine.

From what you said, it's 2 partitions on your computer? If so, what's the Main OS, it may be something there causing the problem.

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Hello All, I am facing this strange issue with my PC. Recently my PC just freezes for a moment and then it comes back to life. This happens when I am watching any video, playing a game. It never happened while I am online surfing (yet).

I did a fresh install of Win 7. Checked for virus, spyware and all other stuff.

Any suggestions?

A:PC freezes for few second and then it is fine

Quote: Originally Posted by archer

Hello All, I am facing this strange issue with my PC. Recently my PC just freezes for a moment and then it comes back to life. This happens when I am watching any video, playing a game. It never happened while I am online surfing (yet).

I did a fresh install of Win 7. Checked for virus, spyware and all other stuff.

Any suggestions?

no reply guys.....?

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Hoping this problem will be noticed by more people, the original post on this issue came from:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/T470-Linux-Power-Bridge-wrong-discharge-order/td-p/365...https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/63odjr/t470_battery_order_question_internal_discharges/ Brief description: same problem with OS including Win 10, Ubuntu 16.04, Gentoo etc. The internal battery always gets discharged first regardless its remaining power, which is generally harmless but seems not so good for the internal battery life. With my own T470 machine, updated with the latest 1.29 BIOS, this problem remains. According to searching results online, this little bug came with early versions of X's and T' including T460. PS: this issue had been successfully fixed with T460 via BIOS update 1.26, hoping it would be fixed with T470 sooner or later. Best regards. 

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Hello everyone,
I have been having a problem with my laptop recently. A few weeks ago my laptop turned off, and wouldn't turn back on. I did some googling, and found suggestions to remove the memory, SSD, and CMOS battery, wait, then put them  back in and try again. When I did that, it didn't work the first few power button presses, but then it turned on. It has been consistent like that. I have the battery out, and on AC only, when I remove AC and CMOS battery, then plug the AC back in, the laptop will boot after hitting the power button a few times.

Any suggestions?

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This started a few day ago and so far as per now i charge it almost every after 2hours but with 45% still remaining on battery.

A:My dell latitude battery shuts down at 45% of battery power remaining and on plugging it into ac, it starts from that same % so am not sure of what is happening to it.

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly boot the system into BIOS and check the battery health and Ac Adapter.
Also private message the service tag and email address.

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So, I had opened months ago a thread here about the short battery time with the T470P. I got my hands on the biggest available battery (72Wh), but still manage, even after a gauge reset, to get around 5h battery time, only using Firefox, and minimal Words/PDF. All on POWER saving mode. What's going wrong with the T470P that it wont even reach half of its promised 12h battery time? (I know those are Airplane mode numbers, but 5h is a joke compared to those)

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The battery light is blinking white. It says that the power source is plugged in, but the battery is not charging. I've run a battery test and it came back as passed/ok. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Battery Light Blinking - Power Source Plugged In, Battery No...

As we have properly undertsood your issue you are facing issue in battery issues: Please read this information if you can : Common causes of the error plugged in not charging can be because of the following: Faulty charger. Some chargers supply power to charge the batteryseperately for the power to run the laptop. Nitin singh guleria  

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Hey guys !I own a Lenovo G510 i7-4702MQ/8GB/1000/DVD-RW R7 M265 for quite a while now and I've always had this probleme that I have just noticed . My computer seems to be running really slow on sector , up until now I've always thought that , this is just the extent of my computer's performance and it can't get any better . And it didn't matter much at the time since i was only using it for basic stuff like surfing the internet . But when I tried playing this game on it I noticed the huge diffrence in performance when running on battery . I tried all that stuff about changing to power settings and it didn't work. I would really appreciate your help guys , because I've been having this problem ever since I could remember . Thank you

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I've got a Thinkpad 600E running WindowsXP, which has performed pretty well, although the original battery (understandably) just refuses to hold a charge very long any more - although it will reliably recharge when the laptop is running on A/C.

I decided to invest in a new (genuine) IBM replacement laptop battery, which upon receipt, just wouldn't seem to go into the recharge cycle. The recharge light (lower left screen hinge) only blinks orange. Assuming "defective battery", I requested and received a return merchandise authorization, and returned the battery and requested a replacement. The replacement arrived, and the same problem.

Although not outside the realm of reasonableness, it seems improbably that two consecutive replacement laptop batteries would be defective. Under power options, the replacement battery appears to be being recognized - although just not charging (graphic shows a "circle and bar" running through the battery image).

So, clearly (at least to me),

There's nothing wrong with my A/C adapter
There's nothing wrong with my existing (old) battery
There's nothing wrong with the battery charging circuitry

Again, this is a genuine IBM laptop battery, with the exact same model as the old one and it seems to defy reason that this battery also has some sort of defect. Any suggestions on a way to "kick-start" the new battery into recharging?

A:New Thinkpad Battery Won't Charge - Old One Charges Fine

You might see what lenovo support has in the way of manuals for that model, maybe some insight in one of them.


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hello,i recently bought hp pavillion au084tx which i use mostly for gaming purpose.I am experiencing lagging when i run the game on battery(when i am not plugged in to power) but it works perfectly fine when i am plugged in.I basically play medium graphic range games which i think run perfect with my laptop specifaction. The gpu clock speed falls drastically when using on battery.Is this a battery issue or is there a solution for this

A:Games lag on battery but works fine when plugged in

hardik99 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! No, this is not a battery issue. Laptops are designed to lower performance when running on battery in order to conserve power. If you go into the Start Menu and enter "Power Options" you will be able to change the Power Plan your laptop uses. Here's a thread that discusses the different plans: http://www.howtogeek.com/240840/should-you-use-the-balanced-power-saver-or-high-performance-power-pl...Good Luck

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Hi, Since a couple of months I have had an issue with my pavilion laptop. When I start the laptop I get once in a while an Internal Error 601 which states I have to replace my battery. When windows has started, windows shows an issue with   the accu and shows error messages like : ''Plugged in, not charging'' and a batterypercentage of 0%. Actually I can work with the laptop for hours, the only problem is when my laptop shuts down because Windows thinks the battery is empty. When I plug in the adapter, reboot the system and unplug the adapter the battery continues to work (but still shows the errors).Sometimes I don't get the internal error at all and windows shows perfectly the remaining power left within the battery, but when connecting the adapter or when the accu is fully charged, the computer shuts down and when rebooting the internal error comes again.  I did run the HP System Diagnostics Battery Test twice (once while showing the internal error and once while everything works fine), the first time it shows I have to replace the battery, the second time it states: ''The battery is working fine'' and shows a capacity of 80%.  I really don't know how to fix this issue, replacing the battery is quite expensive and I don't know if the battery is really damaged. It just charges and delivers power to my computer and except for the shutdowns and errors it seems to work perfectly. Are there any solutions to this, or is replacing the battery th... Read more

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I have a computer here that boots up and runs fine for 5-15 minutes and then it just freezes and nothing works.  Cannot even do CTRL-ALT-DEL, the only thing that can be done is to hold down the power button and restart.
Any thoughts?
It is a Compaq Presario model# CQ5210Y.....about 5 years old.... desktop

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Over the last few months I noticed that the battery meter on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop was blinking red to green and back... so having had this laptop for several years, I assumed that I would need a new battery soon. The adapter power cord was also beginning to lose some of its covering near the plug in site so I ordered both a new battery and power cord. (That was about 2 weeks ago).

Upon receiving my order, I was very pleased to see that when I installed the new battery and new cord, the battery already had some charge (I didn't note how much). I felt relieved to have my mind at ease that all was now well with my computer. (little did I know that I'd be needing help less than two weeks later!).

Important note... I very rarely use my laptop without the power cord... (past experience proved to be frustrating because I always needed more time than the battery provided.)

I've probably only used the laptop "on battery"... a few dozen times over the last 3 years!

Now... I am in a dilemma!

Yesterday, I took the laptop with me out of town when my husband and I did some real estate hunting.
Instead of using the laptop on battery... we had it plugged into a special power converter for use in the car. I noticed that whenever we stopped and turned off the ignition... the laptop would lose it's power immediately, and as we resumed our travel... I'd have to restart the computer... and there would be the "black & white" warning... Read more

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Vista is retrieving me the error message that it is not able to retrieve the power parameters.
Do i need to install a softawre to allow me to access those parameters ?

Thanks for you feedback,



A:Battery - Vista is not able the retrieve the power options for the battery


To be honest I have no idea what you are talking about.
The Vista power options are a part of the Vista OS and you don?t need to install anything.

But on Toshiba notebook the Vista power option would be extended by some Toshiba power options.
Are you speaking about this Power Saver options?
If yes, then I would recommend reinstalling the VAP (value added package) because these power options are a part of VAP.

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This problem occurred with prior Win 7 Home O/S, so I upgraded to Windows 10. Heavens-to-Mergatroid!  This laptop runs just fine when only battery is powering it.  However, once I also plug in the power cord, the O/S does a hard crash within 1 to 3 minutes. How special! I can get about 2.5 to 3 hours when using the battery, but not if I also plug in the power cord.  That means that when the battery gets low I must perform a standard shutdown and then insert the power cord which recharges the battery if I don't turn  on computer.  If I then start the computer with both connected, it crashes.  I am not patient enough to live with a computer that has to be recharged every couple of hours.  HELP! I suspected a heating issue, so I took the back panels off and thoroghly cleaned the fan vents and other cracks and crevices using canned air, but this did not fix the problem.  Since in runs just fine on the battery, I deduce it is NOT a heating issue, neither dust or heat paste issues.  (I also used a cooling mat to no avail) Im 70 years old living in God's waiting room, but parts of my body are 18 to 30.  However, I do have "Essential Tremors" in both hands so I cannot do a full laptop disassembly even if I want to, which I don't.  I cannot afford to pay a computer repair shop $100 or more to try a fix this vexing power issue.  Other than hocking my car (it's too old also) to buy a new laptop, does an... Read more

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Recently I noticed that the amber LED on my HP Probook 650 G1 flashing constantly, even when the laptop is powered off.   The System Tray battery indication is 100%, fully charged, when on AC power and 100% on battery power shortly after undocking.    I find the Probook won't power up if AC power is not available (no response when pressing power button) but remains powered when I remove it from the docking station.    Have the electronics that control this LED flashing and power up when not on AC gone bad?    Is this an indication of other failure? thanks

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I have just purchased an x1 carbon i7 5th Generation. I am experiencing a strange issue.Laptop will not switch on if on Battery although the battery is 100% charged. You need to plug the power on and then the power button will respond. You can remove then the power source (USB C) and the laptop responds fine to restarts etc on Battery and can start up again. As long as you leave the laptop for more than 10 mins powered off (not plugged in) then the power button will not respond again.Tried holding the power button in for hard reset or pressing the reset button under the laptop with no Luck. The only way to get the laptop back to life is to connect it to the power adapter and then Power Button will respond fine and you can work on battery. I have done all the latest updates, bios, drivers etc... but still no luck. Since the laptop is only 1 day old... unless a solution from this group I will be returning it to the supplier on Monday Morning. Thanks 

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Hi, my girlfriend in Beijing has an Acer Aspire S3 latop. She bought a new battery for it a while back and told me it was no good. I was in Beijing recently messing around with it and found that actually the battery is fine (lasts for >4 hours) but when unplugged and running on battery power, the laptop often just cuts out suddenly (loss of power). I took the battery out and had a look and cleaned all the connections but they seem fine.

The next part is the strange part and which I hope might give someone a clue as to what's going on...

When it cuts out, it will never restart again unless the mains power cable is plugged back into the laptop. As soon as that's done and the power button is pressed, it starts up again and the cable can be taken out immediately (I mean immediately - you can plug the cable in, push the "power on" button and pull the cable back out in less than a second) and it will start up and run fine on battery again... until the next time it suddenly cuts out without warning.

Because any unsaved data is lost and because the laptop cannot restart without the power adaptor, this very portable and light laptop is now reduced to having to be kept at home all the time and plugged in, which is exactly the opposite of what she bought it for.

Anybody have any idea what the problem could be or suggest some tests that could be done to find out? She took it to a local computer shop but the guys there had no idea.

Thanks in advance for any adv... Read more

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there isnt any error messeges it just happend randomly and other then the charging issue the computer is fine

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Hi new on here. having some fun with my sisters laptop. when ever it is switched on in norm mode...it works for about a minute and totally and utterly freezes. that much i cannot get a HJT file in normal mode. could somone look at the one in safe mode and see if there is anything dodgy :) i dont know how to read them, i have checked device manager ECT in safe mode still nout

thanks in advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:05:24, on 03/12/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...d=HP&pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...d=HP&pf=laptop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\T... Read more

A:Help? PC freezes in norm... fine in safe

Hi scottg17,

Please follow the instructions on this page and post back the relevant logs.


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This is my kids' computer, we've had it almost one year. It used to work without any problems until about 3 months ago. Every minute or so, Lego Star Wars game freezes, will then unfreeze and work fine for another minute or so, somethimes it crashes completely. Usually after starting game, the screen will blank and the game minimizes itself, you can then maximize and it works fine. I've tried everything I can think of: uninstalled game, reinstalled game, virus scans, spyware scans, driver updates, defrag, disk clean, increased paging file size... If I'm using Radeon 9250 PCI, shouldn't the Intel 828656 Graphics Controller be disabled? Maybe one of the recent automatic updates changed the driver settings. Any advice?

I have the following:

XP 2002 Service Pack 2
eMachines T3995
Intel Celeron D8656VHZ
2.93 Ghz
496 MB
Intel 828656 Graphics Controller
Radeon 9250 Graphics PCI

A:game freezes, used to work fine

Get speedfan from the downloads section and use it to check temperatures and voltages for any unusual readings.

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Every so often, my laptop gets hung up during the Windows XP (pro) startup - not reaching the login screen. What I have done so far is to disconnect power, remove battery, re-install battery and bootup - in Normal mode. And, it starts right up.

Can someone advise what could be wrong? What, if anything, should I be doing differently next time it happens?

Thanks a lot.

A:laptop gets hung in Win XP startup; reboots fine after battery removal

There can be many causes to your problem.

It can be hardware or software relative.

One thing to check your event logs for any errors.

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Hi have a PB SW51 laptop, AMD Turion 64, 2gb DDR2 ram.

It has been running windows 7 32bit fine for over a year now.

Foolishly I decided to give Win 7 64bit a try.

The installation went like clockwork until final reboot to start windows (after installation complete)

The splash screen displays, then freezes, then I get BSOD telling me my BIOS isn't ACPI compliant.

After Googling for info I read about removing a stick of ram, which I did, and hey presto it boots with no problems.

I've run memtest86 for 3 passes on each stick of ram with no errors.

I know that Win7 64bit is best with 4gb of ram but thought I'd give it a try anyway.

Now I really wish I hadn't as I decided to reinstall the 32bit edition and am now getting the same error
with that.

please help.

Don't know why I'm getting this error now. As when I first got the laptop, over a year ago, I installed Win7 32bit without problems and it ran sweet as a nut.

A:Win 7 laptop freezes on boot with 2 sticks of ram, but fine with 1

Did you try with each stick of ram individually? If it works with one and not the other, replace the defective one.

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I recently built a new computer and ever since I installed Windows XP the system completely freezes after 5-10 min. I tried taking out both sticks of ram ( not at the same time obviously) both DVD burners, both HD's, and my network card, assuming it was a hardware problem, nothing helped. I loaded Linux Ubuntu and it worked flawlessly, the only problem is I need windows to run Photoshop (a must have for my job). Any suggestions would be most helpful.

PCChips MoBo
Intel Pentium D
2 Western Dig HD's 1 320gig 1 160gig
Nvidia geforce 8 series pciexpress vid card
belkin G wireless network adapter
2 Lite-On it DVDRW drives

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Hi, I would like to start off by my PC's specifications, I have a HP Mini 210-3002SA notebook, originally it had a 250GB Hard drive and a 1GB RAM, Windows 7 Started OS, my previous hard drive got corrupt and stopped working so I purchased a new 1TB hard drive in which the windows 7 starter was installed by a technician and I had upgraded the RAM to a 2GB . My PC was working fine until recently it kept coming up with an error for a missing Conduit BackgroundContainer.DLL file every time I started the PC, so I downloaded auto run from Microsoft website and had deleted the missing DLL file and checked the PC for viruses and there was one virus from Bettersurf and my antivirus software removed it. I started my PC again and it starts up fine but it freezes when I open any applications, SafeMode will not let me run the antivirus with or without networking and I have no idea what's happening. I uninstalled recently downloaded programs which were MS Visual Basic and Team Viewer before deleting the entire conduit file using auto run. So please please please help me... I appreciate your efforts and your help ...

PS. Since the new hard drive had only the window 7 OS installed, I had installed all the necessary software drivers that originally came installed in the PC from the HP Website using a USB for transferring the drivers from one PC to another until Wi-Fi was enabled. It still was not like how it' was originally with the speakers making crackling sounds.... Read more

A:Computer starts up fine but freezes a few minutes later

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I have ran 4 Anti-virus and quite a few regestry cleaners all to no avail i have a log file for you to look at if you think you can help me please do so

ComboFix 08-01-10.2 - HP_Administrator 2008-01-09 16:37:02.1 - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.585 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\52J4SY6X\ComboFix[1].exe

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C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Installr\Cache\files.ini
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\ScreenSaver\Images\18AAD2F8.urr
C:\Program Files\Helper
C:\Program Files\Helper\turbosearchsite.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\fwpbuddy.png
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\budyicon\Thumbs.db
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\History\search2
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\prevcfg2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\s_pid.dat
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\setting2.htm
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\Settings\settings.dat
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icmntr.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icthis.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictmdl.dll
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\ictun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\icun.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Add-on\isfmm.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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Every so often my game will just freeze, for ten to ninety seconds, and i typically get around 120 fps on high settings. I've tried running as administrator because i have to or it won't save, I can't change the priority of the process when it's in administrator, or at least i don't know how. I've tried lowering my setting but no effect. I just got the game and otherwise it plays fine and i can do all the things.
Computer Specs:
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X2 255 75 F
Regor 45nm Technology
14.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (7-7-7-20)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A88T-M (AM3) 76 F
G226HQL ([email protected])
ASUS VS247 ([email protected])
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (EVGA) 76 F
698GB Western Digital WDC WD7501AALS-75J7B0 ATA Device (SATA) 92 F
931GB TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device (USB (SATA))
Optical Drives
NVIDIA High Definition Audio

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I'll begin by saying how it happened:

My PC used to be filled with junk files and had some viruses that got through my anti-virus and couldn't be cleaned. One of my co-workers suggested I do a factory reset, and while I am an avid gamer, I don't really understand much when it comes to hardware, so I let the IT company I usually go to do the reset.

Prior to the factory reset, I had many games on my PC - Two of them were League of Legends, and the non-steam version of an MMORPG called Wakfu.

After the reset, I redownloaded these games, and once I opened the launchers for either of these two games, my PC screen froze.

My specs:

Spoiler: PC specs
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 2.4 GHz
Number of Cores 2
Family 06
Model 3A
Stepping 9
Video Card 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Memory 2.0 GB
Total Memory 4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 8086
Device ID 0166
Plug and Play ID VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_09
Driver Version
Video Card 2 AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset Radeon HD 8730M
Dedicated Memory 2048 MB
Total Memory 2048 MB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6601
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6601&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_00
Driver Version
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A:PC freezes upon opening games that used to work fine

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I know quite a lot taskbar-threads are around here but none of them seems to describe the problem I have.

I thought I had a Infection thats why I downloaded and installed spybot a few days ago. At the same time there was a windows update. After using the immunizing of spybot, I noticed 2 things:

1. longer shutdown time, aprox 1 minutes. (was like 15 seconds before(
2. Upon boot, the taskbar freezes like for 20 seconds, I can click and use Items on the desktop, but when the cursor is moved over the taskbar, it turns into the hourglass. At the same time, systray symbols/programms seem to have a problem loading: I'm using AVG Antivirus and it wont load correctly, I have to activate the guard manually when the freeze is over, and the sound-control (loudness) item doesn't appear in the systray anymore which it did before.

I uninstalled Spybot and undid the immunizing, which solved the problem with the slow shutdown, but the taskbarproblem remains.

I'm using a restricted account (user account) under WinXP for every-day use, and have a separate Administrator-account for maintenance purposes. My pc starts with the user account automatically (autologon). When I change to the administrator account (systray there, taskbar not freezing), everything is fine, but that's only after I started with the other account first.

My suspicion: something has been changed in Explorer or IExplorer, because im using a router for internet access and when windows boots, it automat... Read more

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When I start up windows it loads up normally but after about two minutes whatever I am doing freezes and not long after that the task bar freezes too but i can still move my mouse.
The computer has been like this for two days. It has been normal before this happened. I just turned on my computer in the morning and it screwed up. I did not install any big updates beforehand.

I have tried
-System Restore
-Scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials
-Scanning with Malwarebytes
-Searching through the event logs for a specific problem
-Restarting numerous times

msconfig seems to be the place that will make it work. If I disable all the services and open up steam and chrome it doesn't freeze (but there is no sound, wifi, or brightness)

I have tried enabling the sound and wifi etc services but I think there are some services that need to be running.
I've tried playing around with the general tab and the boot tab in msconfig too but nothing happened.

Please help as I use this laptop for making music and playing games (Currently in the middle of hl2 for the third time and earthbound zero / mother 1 on the nes)

A:Windows starts up, is fine for two minutes, then freezes.

Quote: Originally Posted by seeami

When I start up windows it loads up normally but after about two minutes whatever I am doing freezes and not long after that the task bar freezes too but i can still move my mouse.
The computer has been like this for two days. It has been normal before this happened. I just turned on my computer in the morning and it screwed up. I did not install any big updates beforehand.

I have tried
-System Restore
-Scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials
-Scanning with Malwarebytes
-Searching through the event logs for a specific problem
-Restarting numerous times

msconfig seems to be the place that will make it work. If I disable all the services and open up steam and chrome it doesn't freeze (but there is no sound, wifi, or brightness)

I have tried enabling the sound and wifi etc services but I think there are some services that need to be running.
I've tried playing around with the general tab and the boot tab in msconfig too but nothing happened.

Please help as I use this laptop for making music and playing games (Currently in the middle of hl2 for the third time and earthbound zero / mother 1 on the nes)


Remove the recent windows updates and check.


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I have a T460s with 2 batteries per the attached status.  Battery 2 is discharged first, then battery 1. Issue: When battery 2 depletes, instead of switching over to battery 1, the laptop powers off without warning.  Just... POOF.  I have updated BIOS and am running Windows 10 Pro. BIOS is at N1CET58W 1.26 I have Lenovo Vantage loaded, but when I run it to check for updates, none of the 'System Update' buttons results in any action being taken.   I have done some searching but have not found any information on why the switchover from Battery 2 to Battery 1 would cause an instant power off. 

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Hello: Just received a beautiful W530 Laptop - love the T and W versions of this machines. However, with such a large power requirement, want to make sure that I will be able to run and charge the W530 on United Airlines, American Airlines, etc., using the supplied 170 W Power supply...  Please confirm your experience that this will work. Otherwise, using this laptop on long haul flights will not work. 

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Hi guys,

I've got my uncle's Acer Aspire 5536 that I am having some trouble with. He said that the laptop just decided not to work.

When I press the power button absolutely nothing happens.
When I plug my charger in, the power button lights up blue and so does the battery light (Orange when was charging, now blue).

There is still nothing happening when I press the power button though.

I've tried taking the battery and charger out and holding the power button for a few minutes then connect the charger, to no avail!

I popped the casing above the keyboard off to make sure that the power button wasn't just stuck. All seems fine.

Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you

A:Acer Aspire 5536 Not Powering Up. Plugged in and Charges Battery Fine.

see if you get anything with the hard drive removed

any sound when you start like fan running

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Am new here but long-time Windows uses since Win95.
Currently have a DELL E6530 and it gave me a BSOD Event 41 Error while on batteries! Looking around Google and other forums, this transpires to be a PSU related problem, but it's a laptop, and was running on batteries at the time the BSOD happened. System was idling at the time. Running Win 7 Pro 64, as supplied by DELL.

Thanks in advance for any input...

Kind regards

A:DELL E6530 Event 41, Kernel-Power on battery power

Follow the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Without dump files, nobody can help you as to the cause of your shutdown.

The kernel power event ID 41 error occurs when the computer is shut down, or it restarts unexpectedly.

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Hello, this is my second post on this website; and I hope I'm posting in the correct category.

Here's the problem I'm having and I hope someone can help.

I've just repaired Windows XP and its now booting up great!, however, the battery icon (in the bottom left) has a symbol, the icon showing is a "plug" as if my laptop is plugged in and it never shows how much battery life I have, weather my laptop is plugged in or not. I know my battery isn't failing or is damaged because I checked it with another hard drive that has windows XP (and with Dell Diagnostics) and the battery icon shows up normally (i.e. showing me how much battery life I have left).

I've been reading up on this and I think Windows XP's "Power Manager" thinks or act as if I'm on a Desktop when I"m on a laptop. Please Help! lol

A:Windows XP Power Icon Battery Power Status Not Showing

Hello -Did the battery Icon ever work when you were in "Malware Removal" forum with Elise ??Please list your Dell model -Thank You -

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my Lenovo Y400 is facing a problem. The battery is charging, but when unplug the power cord, the laptop lose all power and off. i thought battery problem but after replaced, it is still the same.Seems like the laptop just won't draw power from battery. i suspect i overheated parts of my laptop, since the left speaker which is near the heat exhaust not sounding well.The power plug point is also at the top left side, i wonder will it have anything to do with not getting power from battery?or are there other possible cause?

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Hi everyone,

My current configuration is:

Athlon XP 1800+
512 MB
HD 80GB Hitachi
Asus CD-RW
Windows XP

I changed the power supply for a new 350W one and it works fine, but I haven't been able to boot the system yet.
If I connect everything up the only thing that will turn on is the fan of the processor and the power supply itself, but neither the HD or the CD-RW will.
But if I disconnect the data cable from the motherboard both components will turn on.
The HD is set as master and the CD-RW is slave, and they are plugged with the same data cable and same power chord.
I tried another power supply and everything works fine, but using that one on that computer is not an option.
I googled a couple of things like "change power supply" but none of them worked out.

Thanks very much in advance

A:PSU works fine, but HD and CD-RW don't power up


The problem is only with the one PS? Things work fine when you replace it?

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