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My Comp Wont Turn On When My Printer Is Plugged In Via USB Cable

Q: My Comp Wont Turn On When My Printer Is Plugged In Via USB Cable

I have a Lexmark all in one printer, scanner, copier X 1150 and I have it connected to my computer via USB cable and when I try to turn on my computer my computer won't like boot up or anything it just turns on and stays at some black screen so I was wondering if I could get some help

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A: My Comp Wont Turn On When My Printer Is Plugged In Via USB Cable

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Compaq Evo W4000 with XP professional

Comp works fine when no ethernet cable plugged in - after 10 secs of plugging it in - it freezes

Have run malwarebytes and combofix already - no change

Disabled everything in startup menu and non microsoft services

Works OK in SAFE MODE with networking though

Can't figure it out

A:Solved: Comp Freezes when Ethernet Cable plugged in

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So I have T450 (20BU-S08U00), and I face this very annoying issue sometimes: I turn off the charged laptop, grab it with me, and when I try to power it on later (on battery), it ignores me completely. I press power button, remove the battery (my model does not have the internal battery, so I can remove it easily), etc; whatever I do, it behaves like a brick. When I get home, I just plug the power cable, the power button led blinks a few times, and after that I can even remove the power cable immediately, and it will turn on normally when I press the power button. So, somehow the laptop gets stuck, and the only way to kick it is to plug the power cable (which might be immediately removed back). Could anyone please share some ideas how to fix that? Thanks

A:Charged T450 sometimes does not turn on unless power cable is plugged

Do you have the latest BIOS?  If not, try that first.
Are you still under warranty?  If BIOS update doesn't fix it, the power circuitry may be sick.

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I have my iPod hooked up to my frontal Firewire port. While I had my computer on I stupidly unplugged the firewire withouth "safelly removing the hardware". As soon as I did this my music started distorting badly, shortly after the monitor shut down. I could not do anything I then had to hold in the power button to shut down the computer. The computer is now off the firewire cable is unplugged and now my computer will not turn on. Pressing the power button does nothing at all.

I am using a PC running XP, It's brand new with great parts.

I have no idea what to do your help is highly appreciated.

Thank You,

A:HELP URGENT Unplugged Firewire Cable, Comp Won't Turn On

Try unplugging the AC power plug from the wall for about 30 seconds.

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My computer is a Toshiba Windows 8 laptop, but the internet has stopped working for some reason and it says that, "No connections are available." It would only work if the Ethernet cable is plugged in

How do I fix this?!

A:Internet wont work unless enthernet cable is plugged in

have you checked to see if you have turned off the onboard wireless?

can I have the full make and model of the laptop?

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My parents have just bought a new Toshiba Satellite C855 -1J1, and it wont work unless it is plugged in. If it is on and you pull the power adapter out or in any way disconnect the power it will turn off. If it is turned off it will not turn on without the power adapter being plugged in.

I have checked to make sure the battery is inserted correctly and it is. The status of the battery is also showing that it is at 100%, but it will not work at all in anyway with just its battery and you can only get it to work with an external adapter to power it.

Before I take it back the shop does anyone have any idea what it may be.


A:New laptop wont turn on unless plugged in

I would take it back. Sounds like a bad connection somewhere.

What you can do is check all the pins of the battery and battery plug-ins whether they look OK - but that's about all the diagnostics that come to mind.

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i have a 3 year old pavilion dv7 and it wont turn on at all, battery is fully charged and even when just the power cord is plugged in it shows its getting power, but still wont turn on.  

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I am on windows 7 64bit, I have listed in my speaker system 4 different devices

this is the order they are listed and their status also

Sharp HDMI - Disabled (unplugged) - I have to manually enable it when I want to plug my laptop to my tv

Speakers - Ready - Default Device

Headphones - Disabled, unplugged

Headset Earphones - Default Device when plugged in (otherwise not visable on list)

Here is the issue

If I were to plug in the Earphones Headset Earphones without the Sharp HDMI being disabled (but still unplugged) my laptop for some reason selects both Headset Earphones and Speakers, some sound comes out the speakers, others the Headset Earphone

If I disble the Sharp HDMI then when I plug the Headset Earphones in it swaps as it should to the Headset Earphones making them the default device and only the Headset Earphones work so when I pull the Headset Earphones plug it automatically switches back to the Speakers, this is how I want it to work but without having to disable the HDMI in order to do it.

would anyone hazard a guess to what is going on here?.. thanks

A:Speakers wont turn off when headphones are plugged in

In most cases (all that I've seen), the HDMI is inactive unless an HDMI cable is plugged into the PC.

The normal (and usual) speaker/headset mode is the speakers are muted when a headset is plugged in. Some RealTek control panel's will allow reconfiguring this so that either the speakers are muted (normal) when headset is plugged in or speakers are still active when a headset is plugged in.

If you haven't done it, install the latest AMD (ATI) drivers for the HD3450 and see if that makes any difference. Also check your RealTek HD Audio Manager (assuming you have one) to see if there are any speaker options that could affect what is happening. There are different RealTek versions, depending on the PC or motherboard vendor (in your case you should be using ASUS supplied RealTek drivers).

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My laptop wont turn on when it is on charge, even with a full battery

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My ideapad z510 shows 0% avialable plugged in charging.. and goes off immediately I unplugged it.. I have tried another battery still won?t work .. what do I do please ?

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I was on my computer i got a bright flash and now my comp wont turn on is this just my power supply or worse

A:Comp wont turn on

Where did the bright flash come from?
If you're lucky it's just the power supply. Worst case scenario? Everything in it is fried.
I'd try a different power supply first, then take it from there.

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THe Hard Driver i think is the problem.

the yellow LED on the front is flashing. Whatever I do to the computer it wont turn on, so I pulled the power cord out to stop it(the led that was flashing). When I plugged it back in today, it just started flashing again. The computer is off but it still flashes, . instead of turnign on It just flashes this yellow light. Any ideas? i am runing windows Xp home and a 71GB hard driver
it worked fine when changed the hard driver to another hard driver(20GB Windows Xp media center). i pluged the 71GB as slave and it steal wont turn on.
i really need to access that hard drive my entire website data is in there.
PLease if some one can help me

Thanx in advence

A:HELP MY COMP. Wont turn on

Hi Igli and welcome to the Techspot Forum :wave:

First its a Hard Drive not a hard driver, from your post I can only guess that the 71GB Hard Drive has failed, either mechanically or electronically.

Suggestions, go to the maufacturers website and download the test tool for the drive in question and test it, sorry to say if the test tool finds it faulty then all your data is gone.


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hey, i just finished putting together a pc for my grandpas office, ive checked like 81239812 times, everything is connected properly. When i hit the power button, nothing happens. Not even an attempt to boot, no fans turn on, nothing.

any suggestions??

A:New comp wont turn on

Don't worry this happens all the time! Remember to power off before disconnecting anything. Do you get any beeps? 1 beep is good - more beeps is bad and can tell you what is going wrong.
First take out the motherboard and make sure that there not too many stand-offs; any extras can short out the board.
If this is OK, check you have all the front panel connections on the right pins - an LED connection on the reset button for example will stop it booting.
If this still does not sort it, disconnect everything and take out all the cards except the front panel and power supply cables. Does it boot? Reconnect one thing at a time and that will tell you what is causing the problem.
Get back to us!

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We have a comp plugged into a surge protector, and when you flip the switch, it won't turn on unless you flip it on-off for about a minute (literally) We tried plugging it into the wall, and a different surge protector, and same problem. Is the relay switch inside the comp going bad?? If so, how do we fix it?

A:Comp wont turn on!!!!

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i just installled a watercooler for my comp, but as i was removing the retention clips from my mb, my screw driver slipped and hit the back of the mobo and made a small mark, i was hoping it wasnt serious and so caerried on with my install. i have now installed everything and motherboard and all wires are back in their places.
BUT NOW WHEN I PRESS THE START UP BUTTON, NOTHING HAPPENS I WANA CRY LOL, is it because i damaged the motherboard? even though i cant turn all the lights on the inside of my mobo are on and so is the display on my tower but it still wont turn on
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:My 3.6ghz Comp WONT TURN ON :(!!! Please help

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I'm running a Prescott P4 3.2 gHz, 1.5 gigs of ram, nVidia 5500 card, on an ASRock Motherboard model p4v88, running WinXp sp2 and every single update...

Last night I shut down the system before I left with no problems. I haven't had *any* problems with it, really, as long as I've owned it. I take great care of it and it's been devoid of viruses or disk error or anything since I've had it (only 5 months). Also no BIOS updates in a long time, and no windows updates in a few weeks.

This morning I pushed power and the fans whirred up for maybe a half a second before the system turned off. I pushed power again and the same thing happened. I unplugged everything from the back but the power, same. I opened it up (unplugged) and pulled out the ram - same. Uplugged the harddrives - same. Cdroms/pci cards/video card/ etc., until the only thing that was plugged in was the motherboard. I'm still having the same problem. The little green LED on the front of the case remains lit even tho the sys isn't on. I think the PSU is okay... what the hell could the problem be? The computer was plugged into a surge protector so I don't think it got a shock. I haven't like spilled water on it or anthing.. ahh...

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Well my computer doesn't turn on anymore. It was working fine and then the power cord of the surge got unplugged from the outlet. Needless to say the comp wont turn on anymore. I was wondering if its the psu or the mobo that has messed up. When I plug in the comp the steady power light turns on, on the mobo which i assume it means it receiving some type of power. But when I press the power button the led lights of comp flash on and then turn back off. So does anybody know if its the psu or the mobo that is damaged?

A:Comp Wont Turn ON is it the PSU or the Mobo

Probably Power Supply (hard to say really)

Just for a quick option:

Remove the power cord
Hold the On button in for 30 secs (releasing all internal voltage)
Put the power cord back in (securely)
Turn on (I hope)

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My windows 7 comp won't turn on or charge the light won't even turn on and I tried a different charger and it still doesn't work helllllp!!!!

A:Comp wont turn on or charge?

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of your pc or if a custom build the make and model of the motherboard,cpu,gpu,ram,and powersupply

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ok, so lets start like this: i dont know too much about computers, but i did a little research. i know what the motherboard is and i know that the actual power button on the tower just sends the signal to switch on or off to the power supply unit... And i havent done anything to my computer recently just have gone online. So All i did was shut my computer down last night, and it WOULDNT TURN ON this morning.
- i already tried unplugging and plugging back in, and changed the the power bar. everything else on the bar works (my light, the monitor, the dsl box, and the speakers) except the computer base.
- erika

A:I Really Need Help. Comp Wont Turn On, No Idea Why

It could be a power supply issue, have you made any hardware changes lately? Also, is the power button wire correctly placed in the slot on the mobo (could've been loose)?

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My original SSD died. I installed an Intel 660p but it will not power on unless I plug in the AC adapter.  If I remove the 660p, it will turn on without the AC adapter so I know it's not the battery. I can't believe Lenovo blocked third party SSD?! Is there a way I could get around this issue?

A:Yoga Y710 with Intel 660p SSD wont turn on without AC adapter plugged in

I tried resetting the bios to default and also turning off secure boot. No go. Also with the 660p installed, when I hit the power button, I just see an orange light blinking 2-3 times from the charge port.

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problem is in subject. here is the log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:02:50 PM, on 9/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark P910 Series\lxbymon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark P910 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
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A:comp. shuts down and wont turn on most times

Issue being addressed here:


Thread Closed.

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Hi, i just registered to this site, and have a ?

i have a ASUS M3N78 PRO M/B, was working fine and the other day i turned my comp. on and it said USB Over-current detected....shutdown in 15 sec, now it just doesnt turn on at all, i dont know much about the internals of a computer and would really appreciate help/advice. right now the comp doesnt turn on, the green indicator light on my M/B lights up when the power switch is on, but when i go to boot up the comp. my led fan lights flash and does nothing, and the green indicator goes dim.

thanks in advance

A:USB over-current detected/comp wont turn on

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i'm not sure if you could help me with this or not but my printer wont turn on. all the power crods are connected right but when i push the power button, it wont come on...let me know anything else you need to know if you can help me at all.
Thank you,

A:printer wont turn on

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Hopefully someone can answer this as im baffle, my computer will turn on and of with no problem as ling my printer is plug in but if printer cable unplug it won't turn on but if printer cable in plug in it will turn on but while the comptuer turn on and I unplug the printer cable it will shut down nothin making since but as long the printer is unplug it will not start or boot blank screen but printer plug in I can get to the boot or cmos screen please help Thanks

PS it a Dell PP17L Latitude

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When using a ''Public connection'' in Windows 7 with a public wifi spot, if i go into Advanced sharing settings and click to turn off ''Network Discovery'' and ''File and Printer sharing'' and then click save changes they never stay turned off.
So i did the following - went to Start , Control Panel , Network and Internet , Network and Sharing Center and click the link for "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Network Connection" , "Properties", select "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" and clicked the "Uninstall" button.
But still not turning off. Network discovery is always on aswell.

Is this something to be concerned about, and if so any awnsers? Maybe they cannot be turned off in ''public'' mode???

Thanks for any help!

A:''Network Discovery'' and ''File and Printer sharing'' wont turn off

Hello Billy,

You might see if you may be able to turn it off in the command prompt with the command in Option Two of the tutorial below. If it works for you, then you could create a .bat file with the command to make it easier to use as needed.

Network Discovery - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Hope this helps,

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Since last night, my LAN connection has been giving me the error "Network cable unplugged." I have tried swapping the cable with another, swapping the ports on the router, restarting the router, power cycling the router, turning off the router and my computer and then turning them back on, and nothing has worked.

My computer has two network connections: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and a Hamachi network, which the computer is using (but not getting Internet on, of course) - I assume because it isn't giving a network cable unplugged error. This is the network controller that comes on my Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P motherboard, and it has the latest driver from the manufacturer's site (7.6.820.2009). In the device manager, it says that the device is working properly. There is a green light under the ethernet cable on the router, but not where it attaches to the motherboard (I can't remember if there was one before or not, though).

The Realtek Diagnostics Tool says the following:
IP Address
Connection NAme: Local Area Network
Link Status: Disconnected

It has a tab for Cable diagnostics, which says the following (Pair/Length/Status):

1-2 0 Normal
3-6 115 Normal
4-5 0 Normal
7-8 191 Short

When I run diagnostics, Register, Mac Loopback, PHY Loopback, IRQ, and FIFO all pass.

Here is what ipconfig/all says:

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . :
Node type . . . . .: Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled . . . . . : No

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A:Network Cable Unplugged error: cable is plugged in

Quote: Originally Posted by sodivided

It has a tab for Cable diagnostics, which says the following (Pair/Length/Status):

1-2 0 Normal
3-6 115 Normal
4-5 0 Normal
7-8 191 Short

Have you tried a different network cable? Your diags here say you have a short on 7-8.

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You guys have helped me a lot in the past and i appreciate the help again. Here are my logs.
Problem is avast wont activate and ive crashed a couple times, comp is running very slow.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:03-06-2015
Ran by Brian (administrator) on BRIANASUS on 03-06-2015 20:48:22
Running from C:\Users\Brian\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian (Available Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\FBAgent.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
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A:Something is wrong with my comp. Avast wont activate, comp running slow, crashin

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
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HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://search.yahoo.com/?type=282369&fr=spigot-yhp-ie
URLSearchHook: HKLM-x32 - (No Name) - {7aeb3efd-e564-43f1-b658-5058a7c5743b} - No File
URLSearchHook: HKU\S-1-5-21-2814915296-174591460-2764255659-1000 - (No Name) - {7aeb3efd-e564-43f1-b658-5058a7c5743b} - No File
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I want to be able to print from my XP Computer to the Vista computer in the other room, wirelessly.

XP Home
Vista Home Premium
New, Shared Printer

Printer on the Vista computer is "shared"...I don't know anything about networks
I use control panel: "add a printer" -> "A network printer" -> "Browse for printers" -> it shows some sort of window with icons that don't really mean much to me:

One category is called "Workgroup" and when I click it, the Vista name of the computer in the other room shows up, but nothing happens when I double click that. I connected to a wireless printer a long time ago this way when one was connected to an XP computer, and the actual name of the printer would show up.

Does anyone know how to do it?

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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??

A:Sony vaio wont recognize cable modem or ethernet cable?

you need drivers , for the devices with a yellow ! - possibly the chipset
its possible the hardware is damaged , because of the water issue

however, post back the exact sony model and windows version and can look for drivers - should be on the sony support site

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Hello there, i've just built my pc installed all new drivers from mobo and the ethernet cable is plugged into the mobo but windows 10 tells me i still need to connect a ethernet cable into the pc... i do not know what is wrong and i can't see an option in my bios of ethernet cable? if anyone can help i would be really appreciative.

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Basic Specs

Brand New Toshiba Satellite C855
Win 8 64-bit

Display Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics (2000)
Driver: Intel

Playback Devices
Show Disabled Devices - checked
Show Disconnected Devices - checked

High Def Audio Device displays as not plugged in

Cable is plugged inCable has been tested on backup laptopCable connected to HDTVVideo is fineNo Audio

I have spent hours installing and uninstalling drivers from the Toshiba and Intel sites. Tech support said to return it but I have just spent 2 days installing software. I never took a break to watch Netflix. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

A:Audio Over HDMI Cable Not Working - HDMI Cable Not Plugged

The video is apparently not detecting the HDMI cable. Assuming you have a good HDMI cable it suggests a hardware problem in the new PC.

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So my friend gave me her iPod to charge after it ran out of battery. So I plugged the cord into my computer and waited a while. It seemed to be charging so I left to go do something else. After about half an hour or so it came to my attention that my computer was beeping? O.O My computer logged me out and all it showed was "Phoenix Award Bios". I thought it was nothing so I just pressed escape, but it sent me back to the same Phoenix award Bios page:/ (I already unplugged my friend's iPod from my computer after it started to beep).I tried restarting but it didn't work. I later experimented by plugging in the iPod and then turning my computer on. The Phoenix page didn't show and I went as far as the log in page, but as soon as I tried to log in, it started beeping again!I really don't know what to doT.T Help?Btw I have an Hp Pavillion if that helps:]

A:Comp won't work after Ipod plugged in?

Hi JulienneSigma,

Welcome to TSF!

First thing, remove all USB storage devices (Yes, the iPod! lol)

Then try Last Known Good:

To load the last known good configuration in Windows 2000 / XP reboot the computer and as it's booting booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should
bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Last Known Good Configuration" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message as the computer is booting.
If this occurs instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key" tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Failing that, try Safe Mode:

To get into the Windows XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu".
Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing
and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.


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Hi folks, I'm working on some of pc's in our school's computer lab. No, we have to do a lot of this work inhouse as we're struggling financially and can't always afford to get some IT people in here.
Anyhow, one of these pc's says that the plug for the network is unplugged and it's really isn't. I've also tried another cable from a pc I know works and I get the same thing. In fact, I'm using the cable from the pc in question.
What could it be?????
The pc is running XP SP1 with a 701Mgz Celeron and 120 Mb of RAM.
Please help and may God bless,

A:Network cable not plugged in?????

Could be the NIC on the problem PC just died. If the switch is actually located in a wiring closet, it could be the patch cable portion is unplugged from the switch, or unplugged from the patch panel. The other patch cords that would be involved in the above scenario could have become damaged. Could be that the switch port itself died.

If the cables and switch port(s) all turn out to be in working order, the NIC or Drivers on that PC have to be at fault.


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Good evening !.
Strange little problem with ie, i have laptops that connect to the internet via their wireless cards with the router running the dhcp. The machine also is a member of a hardwired workgroup with it's ip address manually set on the card.
All works ok on the internet connection until i plug in the utp cable for the work group lan. I.e on access comes up with the old cannot find the page issue, this is always resolved by clicking on the diagnose/fix option on the said browser page but it's a bit of a pain. How can i tell ie not to look down the hardwired link for the internet but to keep it's beedy little eyes on the wireless card, which by the way always shows connected and good strength ?.
I'm guessing that this is the issue of course !!!

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I think I lost the driver for my TV when I was messing with the resolution. It said there was something plugged into the VGA, there was nothing in my VGA slot neither on my computer nor my TV. I restarted my computer, and now none of my video games will open. When I try to open RIFT, it says "Insufficient video card" and I can't play any other high quality graphic games. Before I messed with the resolution and the VGA thing, it worked perfectly fine. I'd like to know if I could get the driver back for my TV. Thanks for any help I get.

A:My TV has an HDMI cable plugged in, and it says it says VGA.

Just need to know what graphics card youre using and download and install again should solve the issue.

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Hi, I've ordered several of the HP 250 G4 laptops for a primary school all using Windows 7 Pro.  Most of them are connected to interactive whiteboards using VGA cables.  The odd thing is none of the laptops will boot if the VGA cable is plugged in, not even the BIOS screen shows, its just a blank screen. If the VGA cable is taken out then the laptops can boot as normal and the VGA cable can be plugged back in and everything works. I've updated the BIOS on one laptop but the issue still remains, the teachers know now to remove the VGA cable first but am I missing something obvious here?   No other laptops in the school have this issue including some different HP models. Mnay Thanks.

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Ok after searching through the forums for simmilar problems wich where simmilar i had to ask this ?? again when i plug in my power cord comp starts up on its own ok heres the kicker it beeps about 3 to 4 times and then does nothing more fans work cd drives work hard drive apears to work but it wont boot cant get into bios or anything, monitor wont even fire up.
I tried removing the little battery in side to reset the Cmos but that did nothin
either still get same results.

Comp is a gateway GT5428
Intel 3.2Ghz dual core
250 gig HD

A:comp powers up when power coed is plugged in BUT!!

The beeps are a beep code, is ut under warranty (i assume not seeing as how your asking for help, bit i figured id ask)
EDIT** is this it? http://www.gateway.com/retail/gt5428.php

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My HP Pavillion XT 936 gave me an error messge, that said my CPU fan was not working, and that it was going to shut off in 5 seconds to stop it from overheating...and it did shut right off.

I took it to my techno buddy, who sat it on his desk...and of course, it worked fine...I took it home, and it gave me the same error message and I looked inside...fan was off.

Dumbass me, wasnt thinking it had a thermostatic switch, and I Replaced the fan...plugged it in WITHOUT my monitor...and of course, NEW fan works perfect...runs with no problem, (just like the old one duh).

So. HEREIN lies the problem, The Second I plug my monitor in, I get the old error message and it shuts off in 5 seconds. Why does my computer hate my monitor?? HOW DO I FIX THIS???

A:Comp works fine, until monitor is plugged in. Says the CPU fan is off (its on and ok

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hello and to start off i'd like to thank anyone who takes time to read this and try to help me out, thank you.

I'm running win xp sp2.

On July 1st an infected file was downloaded and run. AVG and Winpatrol noticed this and prompted the user to take action. The user checked to block all changes that the infected file tried to make, and deleted the file. Then music started to come from the speakers. All kinds of completly random stuff that is not installed on the computer. In task manager there was a file "c.exe" after ending this process the music stopped and it never came back. I don't know if it is related, but the next day the computer started to have problems.

Gaim 99% of the time hangs and timeouts when trying to connect a screen name. I do not have a firewall and windows one is disabled.

To get firefox to work, i had to open the browser, it wouldnt appear on screen but the process showed in task manager. Then i used task manager to end the process tree. Then when i opened the browser it would open but run slowly. This no longer works. Now when i click to open it nothing happens and the process does not show up in task manager.

Internet explorer works fine and that is what i'm using to write this. The computer was also having this overall lag with everything i'd try to do on it. Ex: open the start menu, open folders, etc. However as of this last computer restart, not that i've done anything to fix it, the computer runs at normal spe... Read more

A:firefox wont open, gaim wont connect, comp suddenly runs slow

Hi FLYer JUDE, and to BleepingComputer!Please follow the steps below. If you have questions or problems while working, please let me know!ATF-CLEANER------------------Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. (This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only)Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.DR. WEB CUREIT----------------------Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.alternate download linkNote: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in Safe Mode.Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as fo... Read more

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hopefully someone has some suggestions for this.
xp boots up normally and, seems, to run normally untill the ethernet cable is plugged in... at which point, everything locks up frozen.
i've tried updating drivers, removing drivers, scanning for any possible malware, swapping in an alternative graphics card.  defaulting bios.
i've also tried loading up linux via a usb, which also freezes as soon as the cable is connected.

A:xp locking up when ethernet cable plugged in

Hi  Ken
Is your issue related to your other thread? Was it resolved already? Since you've mentioned of ethernet, its possible that there is something wrong with your Ethernet adapter as it needs to be replaced/updated/reseatted properly and see if one of this would resolve the freezing issue.

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Today an issue popped up with my network connection, when I plug in an ethernet cable to my laptop, it still shows as no cable detected. I have a Dell Insipron 1750 with a Marvel Yukon 88E8040 ethernet controller.

It's not a cable issue, as I plugged it in to another computer and it works just fine.

It had the latest driver available for it. I uninstalled the controller and let Windows detect it again and use an older driver but it still has the same issue.

The real complicated part of all of this though, is that I'm trying to connect to my work network. The ethernet cable is plugged directly into a jack on the wall, not into a router or modem directly.

Yesterday, the internet for the entire building went down. I reset the modem and the Cisco box and that corrected the issue for all of the computers except for mine, which I did not test last night.

Can anybody offer any insight into this for me?

A:Plugged In Ethernet Cable Not Detected

Could be a bad ethernet controller. How old is the laptop, is it under any type of warranty? If under warranty, Dell could replace the controller.

I had that happen on an old Dell laptop, which I use wireless only.

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Hi, I'm new to this forum so not sure if this is in the correct location. I have a problem with my HP ENVY 15-ae109na, when I plug it in, it often does not begin charging. The power suppy is connected correctly and the socket is on. To allow me to charge I have to turn the laptop off and wait some time, then it seems to charge again. This is a sporadic problem and has been going on for some time, I have previously tried to get it sorted with product support, they supplied a new cable but it did not resolve the problem. Due to my current work I am not able to call product support during their opening hours so I turn to you the HP community for help! Any suggestions are much appreciated

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Starting 3 days ago I started having issues with my WiFi. at first it started with the "!" popping up (sorry im not very tech savvy) and i could just trouble shoot problems and it will repair itself. It Then, it started saying there weren't any networks available (I made sure airplane mode was not on and everything) and it either had the picture of the monitor with the X over it or the WiFi thing with the X over it. I did trouble shoot and it worked sometimes but other times I just restarted my PC and it worked fine for a while and would keep doing this. Last night, it had the monitor with the X and would say that I needed to plug in an Ethernet cable and trouble shoot wouldn't fix anything. I tried resetting my PC but its still having the same problem. I now have the Ethernet cable plugged in because its the only thing that will work. I have a desktop computer, two phones, and a ps4 hooked up to the wifi and it hasn't been having any problems at all. I have windows 10 and ive had this PC for about a year and a half. I don't have much downloaded except for some trusted things (Steam, Firefox, chrome, etc) and I havent been deleting any programs or anything.

A:Wi-Fi only works with ethernet cable plugged in

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
Use Windows + X Keys together and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
Or Right click on the windows icon - bottom left hand side - A menu appears - choose Command Prompt (Admin)​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R
Now type CMD
Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter
​ReStart (reboot) the machine.

If you receive the message
The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen )​Please note ... Read more

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Not sure if this is a hardware of software issue. Whenever I plug my APC UPS/battery backup cable into the PC's USB port, the computer does not the turn off the screen and go to sleep as per power management settings. It took me a while to figure this one out. When I unplug the UPS cable, the computer screen turns off and the unit sleeps as configured. So it's 100% caused by the USB port. For clarity, the cable I'm talking about allows the PC to communicate with the UPS to monitor voltage and manage shutdown in the event of a power failure. On the desktop, I run APCs PowerChute software. I have tried changing various power management advanced settings but it makes no difference. Any suggestions on how to resolve this? I do want the keep monitoring the UPS and do want my computer to sleep.   

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Hey I have a broadcom netxtreme 57xx built in ethernet to my dell computer with the latest drivers. The cables all plugged in, ive checked all connections and cables yet it still wont connect to the internet. There was a storm a couple of days ago could it be possible that the ethenet although it is intergrated into the motherboard is fried? In my IPCONFIG/All it reads
host name Singh2
Primary DNS suffix (nothing)
Node type Hybrid
IP routing avail. no
WINS proxy enabled no
Ethernet adapter Local area connection
Media State Media disconnected
Description broadcom netxtreme 57xx gigabit controller
physical address 00-18-8b-19-d1-89

Do i need to install a new NIC card or is there anyway i can fix this? Thanks
Oh an also my macbook connects fine using the same ethernet cable as used to connect to the pc above.

A:Network cable unplugged but its plugged in

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My computer keeps on a wireless connection (built-in wireless adapter) even my network cable is plugged in.
I already changed the metrics (12 for LAN, 700 for wireless) and set LAN adapter to prior 1 in Windows.
I can't find the option "LAN/WLAN switching"  in the bios (N22 version 2.15). This option exist on a HP EliteBook 850 G2 (bios: M71 version 1.09).
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!

A:No wireless when network cable is plugged in

You could simply disable the wifi adapter when not wanting it to be in use. right click to disable or enable on the adapter.

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