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Undocking w/o turning off

Q: Undocking w/o turning off

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x61s with a docking station. Is there any way that I can disconnect it from the dock without turning it off?

Thanks.

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A: Undocking w/o turning off

You can for USB docking ports
Usually by clicking "disconnect" on the connected USB device icon near your system clock

But for the ones mounted at the back (or underneath) and usually clipped in. No

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Hello,

I have had this problem with both the RC and the RTM builds of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on two different Dell laptops--a Latitude D830 and a Latitude E6500. Both are running nvidia Quadro display adapters (the D830 is a Quadro NVS 140M and the E6500 is a Quadro NVS 160M). In the case of the D830 I am running the latest drivers from nvidia's site (Dell didn't post Win7-specific drivers for this laptop). For the E6500 Dell has posted Win7-compatible drivers on its support site for the NVS 160M so that is what I'm using there.

In any case here is the issue. I install Win7 on the laptop and install the video drivers... native rez on the laptops is 1900x1200 (WUXGA). Aero glass is enabled and all is well and good.

I then take the laptop and connect it to the Dell-specific docking station (the D/Port in the case of the D830 and the E/Port for the E6500). In both cases there is an external monitor connected via DVI that also has a 1900x1200 native rez. The laptop lid is closed and the laptop is in suspend/sleep mode when docking.

Once in the docking station I power the laptop back on (it resumes from sleep) and then it goes about detecting the presence of the dock and the attached peripherals. The welcome screen comes up on the external monitor and I type in my password to get back to the desktop.

The only problem is that aero is now disabled (the taskbar and window borders are now opaque and aero peek no longer works, etc.). I have looked all over the net and tried ... Read more

A:Aero turning itself off when docking/undocking

I am actually running into a very similar issue. If I try to use Aero Peek with two HD resolutions Aero Peek will disable itself. If I do a monitor that is mirrored Aero Peek works fine. I also have a Dell Latitude E6500. Have you found a resolution to this issue?

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Hi All, I have a T440s in an Ultradock with the monitor closed and three external monitors connected (1 HDMI, 1 DVI, 1 VGA). Everytime that i undock the laptop and open the display, the display stays black.  This doesn't seem to happen if i put the laptop to Sleep, undock the laptop, and then turn the machine back on.  The only solution after undocked is to do a hard shut-off (losing any open data) and then turn the laptop back on. I've used the Lenovo Updates and Drivers application as well as the support website to validate that the Intel HD Graphics drivers are on the latest version. Any help is appreciated!  

A:T440s Display off when undocking

Hi Fightnaggie08,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Display issue on ThinkPad Ultradock with ThinkPad T440s.
 
Regarding this issue I suggest you to check with updating the ThinkPad Ultradock firmware to resolve the issue.
 
Please click here to visit the link to know the steps on how to perform the firmware update.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar

 




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Hi,

I work in the helpdesk and am having trouble resolving an issue for a co-worker. I asked him to best describe the issue and here is his response....

"I will undock it from my desk, close the lid,take it to a meeting where it?s left undocked and unplugged, open the lid, andit?ll bluescreen within a few minutes of the screen coming back up"

Its a Lenovo T430 running Windows 7 (32 bit) and SP1. There is no minidump folder in the Windows directory (I followed the tutorial on how to create one but it still doesnt create one). I ran the System Update and updated the drivers that were available. I am not sure what else to try here.

I have had past success resolving issues by getting help from the gurus on here, so if you might have a suggestion on what to try, please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Kevin

A:BSOD when undocking laptop

Hello Kevin mate it seems like that machine has a real problem if it is not giving up those dump files.

If you haven't already can you run these for starters

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
then these if no go

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download from bleeping computerdelete any rubbish found with the malware scans

(with ADW ifyou are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just overrideKaspersky by ignoring it or disabling it for the duration of the scan)

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On http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mobile/display/a4-roundup-2_33.html I can read

"The docking station is connected via Toshiba?s exclusive connector. It is very handy that you can disconnect the station ?on the fly?, i.e. without powering the notebook down. To do so, you should use a special lever and look at the indicator ? when it goes out, the station can be undocked."

but the manual tell you to turn off computer before docking and undocking.

What is the right, can you do hot docking or not???

A:Libretto U100 hot undocking

Hi

Well, I don?t know exactly how to handle the undocking procedure on the Libretto but a friend of mine uses a Tecra with a docking station and he don?t turn off the notebook for undocking the notebook.
But maybe it?s is another case on the Libretto.
I would recommend following the guideline the user manual and turn-off the notebook if you want to remove the docking station.

You are on the safe side if you will follow the instruction in the user manual.

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Running into an issue where the machine completely powers down after undocking.  Drivers have been updated, battery has been swapped out and so has the docking station. Just curious if this is a board issue or a larger concern.  Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks, NALIT

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Hi, I have a User that is being disconnected every time she undocks. It remains disconnected for about 5 mins, unless she reboots and it connects straight away. The Dock is connected via a Ethernet cable, would this override the WiFi connection whren docked? If so would this then when she undocks it has to restart the adadpter and reconnect to the WiFi? If so is there a way to disable this feature?SpecsX250 Thinkpad40A0 basic dockO/S windows 7 enterprise 32 bitIntel Duel band Wireless AC 7265 adapter Thanks in advanceSU91

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used to use ThinkVantage's Access Connections to manage my network connection profiles on my Thinkpad. I just recently uninstalled it because I decided to just rely on the Vista has natively.

Since our office requires static IP, I set that up at the LAN properties.

Everything works fine when I start from a clean boot. It's when I undock and redock to the docking station that problem starts.

I lose the static IP configuration. Instead Vista assigns:
IP: 169.254.77.37 (supposed to be 10.11.2.xxx)
Subnet: 255.255.0.0 (supposed to be 255.255.254.0)
Gateway: blank
DNS: correct

I now find myself having to do a reboot everytime I just need to undock and go to a 30 minute meeting when I used to be able to undock and redock without any problems whatsoever.

Why does Vista assign this random IP when it is hard configured?

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks.

A:Vista loses IP config when undocking

Are you performing the undock as described in Windows Vista Help: Dock or undock a mobile PC?

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I used to use ThinkVantage's Access Connections to manage my network connection profiles on my Thinkpad. I just recently uninstalled it because I decided to just rely on the Vista has natively.

Since our office requires static IP, I set that up at the LAN properties.

Everything works fine when I start from a clean boot. It's when I undock and redock to the docking station that problem starts.

I lose the static IP configuration. Instead Vista assigns:
IP: 169.254.77.37 (supposed to be 10.11.2.xxx)
Subnet: 255.255.0.0 (supposed to be 255.255.254.0)
Gateway: blank
DNS: correct

I now find myself having to do a reboot everytime I just need to undock and go to a 30 minute meeting when I used to be able to undock and redock without any problems whatsoever.

Why does Vista assign this random IP when it is hard configured?

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks.
 

A:Vista loses IP config when undocking

I suggest re-installing the working solution, perhaps that's why it's there.
 

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The August 3rd Troubleshooting guide says in order to undock you must "Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar".  Where is that icon?  I have the Thunderbolt icon, but it does not offer any remove option.  The link is:http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=11122586&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c0...In that same document it links to the Zbook dock white paper (4AA6-5088EEW) which says to just pull the cable out, "When removing the HP Elite Dock with Thunderbolt 3 or HP ZBook Dock with Thunderbolt 3 from your HP notebook or HP ZBook Mobile Workstation, it is recommended to unplug the dock first, wait until the Thunderbolt icon (see Figure 3) in the system tray is gone, and then put the notebook or mobile workstation into Standby, Hibernate, Restart or Shut-down state".Which one is correct?

A:Zbook Dock: Proper Undocking

Hi, Safely remove will remove the thunderbolt icon therefore you have to remove the dock first. Please click the arrow up, you should be able to see remove hardware (USB, Thunderbolt ....).                      Regards.

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Hello all. We are seeing this issue on a handful of T440's. When the user has the laptop docked and hard wired his network drives are connected and accessable. When they undock the laptop the drives is still showing but when they try to open any home drive folders they get the error " This file is currently not available for use onthis computer". The users are connected to our network wireless before they undock so it would seem that the connection to the home folders would still be there. Any help would be great. thanks, Matt

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Hi I have had two X260's now which after undocking ( from a Lenovo Think pad pro dock ) the laptop keyboard stops working, charcaters dont appear on the screen until you tap the small red mouse in the centre of the keypad, each time you want to type you need to hit it again.  Once the laptop is redocked the keyboad works as normal again.  Is this something anyone has come across before ?

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Hi, I have a User that is being disconnected every time she undocks. It remains disconnected for about 5 mins, unless she reboots and it connects straight away. The Dock is connected via a Ethernet cable, would this override the WiFi connection whren docked? If so would this then when she undocks it has to restart the adadpter and reconnect to the WiFi? If so is there a way to disable this feature?SpecsX250 Thinkpad40A0 basic dockO/S windows 7 enterprise 32 bitIntel Duel band Wireless AC 7265 adapter Thanks in advanceSU91

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Hi folks, I've just gotten a new laptop at work (Dell E7270 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) and every time I undock it I get the BSOD. I've trained myself to make sure nothing is open when undocking but have a been burned a few times, where I lost open files.

Hoping someone can lead me in the right direction to get this resolved.

Thanks in advance.

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A user of mine is telling me she gets a BSoD often when she wakes up her laptop from sleep, or if she tries to undock it. My free tools for analyzing the dump file aren't giving me anything useful, so I figured I'd post it here in case someone with better tools would give it a shot.

Thanks!

A:BSoD when coming out of sleep or undocking

I've just had a quick look and the dump is blaming memory corruption, it would be worth doing some memory tests while you wait for the BSOD folks to take a good look at the dump.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+


Code:
*******************************************************************************
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7A, {c0415e08, c0000185, 46c58860, 82bc15f3}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from 82b74830
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
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1: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (7a)
The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Typically caused by
a bad block in the paging file or disk controller error. Also see
KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR.
If the error st... Read more

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Could someone please explain to me why I cannot get an ip or connection when I plug my ethernet cable directly into my laptop. I usually use a docking station. However, I have security issues so I thought I would see what happened when I undocked.

Also, when I am docked I get an ip address for a linksys router as an IP. I don't have any wireless routers connected and the radio on my machine is disabled. Any ideas?

A:no ethernet after undocking and connecting to laptop

I am not sure of the connection between security issues and undocking! But have you tried re-docking the laptop to see if internect connection is re-established, assuming it was working before you undocked??

while undocked, have you checked Device Manager to see that the network adapter was present and had no driver issues.?? also did you click on Start >Settings> network connections to see that the Local Area Connection was listed with a red X on it??

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HiI have massive problems here with my setup:2 screens connected to WiGig 40A6. 1 HDMI, 1 DPX1 Yoga 1st Gen (20FQ) freezes every time when I undock. Freeze means: only possible way to get out of this is the power button. It seems, that it is not always the same:Worst case is, if both screens are connected. Then it freezes at every undock.A bit better is, if only DP is connected.A lot better is, if only HDMI screen is connected. I tried a fresh Win10 64 Bit install with all windows updates.I tried with the drivers on the X1 Yoga site at lenovoI tried with newest drivers for WiGig, from Intel, with newest driver for Intel HD graphics 520 from IntelI tried with older driver for Intel HD graphics 520 from X1 Yoga site at lenovoI did not find any working configuration. Undocking (and also rebooting, or shut down) is not possible without freeze. Does a working  configuration exist?Thank you for any suggestion!Roger 

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When I come to work I dock my laptop, lid closed, press the power button on the dock and after a few seconds I'm ready to work. When I leave for home I undock and put in my bag. It takes me an hour to reach home during which time the laptop is in my bag, not being used. When I get home it is hot since it didn't go into sleep. At home when I leave it for a while, it goes to sleep (plugged is 15 minutes or unplugged 30 minutes) 1. Why won't it go to sleep after I undock?2. Why won't it go to sleep after an idle timeout wake timers are disabled when unplugged and powercfg -requets shows an empty list. How do I fix this situation? I know I can undock, open the lid (wait for it to come on), then close again, but this is tedious and a lot of times I'm in a hurry and forget. 

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Hello folks.... I have a Lenovo W540 which has a simple problem that is frustrating me to no end. Whenever I undock the laptop, or bring it out sleep, the screen remains blank. I end having to put it back in the dock (or RDP to it), which allows me to view the screen content on the external monitors. I have updated all the drivers using the Lenovo driver app, and even applied the docking driver update. Nothing seems to help. I've searched the forums, but all that I have found is a suggestion to downgrade the video driver, which I dont really want to do. Anybody else have this issue? Any ideas? Thank you!! //EDIT to add that this is Windows 8.1. Important information   

A:W540 - Blank screen after undocking/sleep

Exact same problem here. It looks like the only way to brink the device's lcd back is to boot the machine. Then it will work until the next time it falls a sleep while docked.I'm running Windows 8.1 with latests drivers.

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Anyone know of a solution for this? Almost every time I undock or re-dock my laptop after a meeting, something will be unresponsive, i.e. my Ethernet cable will fail to be detected or my wired keyboard becomes unresponsive. This is generally solved by a reboot (reseating the cable to the device that is failing has not generally worked), but I don't think this is necessary to solve the problem each time. I am still needing to look at things such as drivers (knowing that Windows 10 has its own method of fetching compatible drivers over HP Support Assistant or what's offered through the site). Specs: HP Zbook 15 G2Inten 6th gen I7 Processor16 GB RAMWindows 10 Professional 64-bit  Hardware attached to docking station:Wireless MouseWired KeyboardEthernet CableVGA cable to Samsung Syncmaster BX2431Power Cable

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I have encountered an issue with the volume control on my T460S that occurs when I remove my thinkpad from the docking station hot.  The volume control goes all glitchy, flickering between ON and MUTE rapidly and popping the volume monitor (pictured) up in the top left of the screen on top of everything.  Hitting <Escape> briefly dismisses it, but it comes back randomly.  When I return the laptop to the docking station (hot) the problem goes away.  I've checked the Realtek driver, and it appears to be the most recent one.  Any ideas?   Windows 10Pro, T460s 

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Hi community, we are using several Thinkpads for years mostly without issues. But for a while now we have to experience issues with our T540p's in combination with pro and ultimate docks. And lately we also run into the same issue with a T570.Here our configuration, there are two external displays connected to the docking and one of them is the primary screen.And this is the issue: When we undock the T540p, the internal display should switch to be the primary and only display, but it doesn't. It seems to be that the T540p is still thinking to have external displays connected. The internal display is all black but I can move the mouse pointer from the right into the screen and can also move it out of the screen by pulling it downwards.All windows are opened on the virtual screen,which means I cannot see any configuration windows to change display behavior. Pressing Fn+F7 and up or down arrow blind does not change anything.It does not matter if I undock the T540p while it is running, or if I shutdown the system before undocking. When this error occurs it also does not matter if I connect an external display to the T540p directly, I still cannot see anything. To set the internal display to be the main display before undocking does not change the behavior anyway.If I put the T540p into the docking again, mostly everything is fine. The two external displays are running as before. If it was a desktop PC that would be fine but it is a notebook and we need to carry it with us an... Read more

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Okay, this a fairly new one as I cannot find a single documented instance of this on the entire internet.....

Hardware - T60 thinkpad
OS - WinXP
512MB RAM
Accessories - Docking station

I've deployed about a hundred of these things and this is the first time I've seen this message.....(not verbatim)

"The undocking sequence cannot continue because the print spool service needs to be stopped."

???????

Fair enough, but I can't tell my user to keep going into the computer management services to turn the service on and off. My boss would kill me.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? My final resort would be to re-image the thing (as also suggested by IBM themselves). The problem is that would be a major hassle as this guy is an attorney and always on the run.

Any and all suggestions will be entertained....even the ones involving alchemy.
 

A:Lenovo T60 - Undocking halted by print spooling service??

Disconnect the printer, and then what happens?
 

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Dell Lattitude D610 works fine when its on the docking station but when you undock the screen is black when Windows loads. You can see that the screen is still active but its like it is still trying to work with the monitor that is hooked to the docking station. Plugging it back into the docking station and everything works fine. If you hit undock button from the start menu and you undock the computer will work, until the next reboot and then it does the same thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Dell Lattitude D610 issues undocking

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I use Yoga 370 Model 20JH002KMZ with Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station. Connected with USB-C Cable (Original).I use external Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (Lenovo KT-1255) and Logitech MX Master Mouser Bluetooth.All Items are brandnew.If I disconnect USB-C Dock-Cable, alle Bluetooth Devices (Keyboard and Mouse) are disconnecting and don't work.Windows 10 shows both Devices as "Connected" and the Devices themselves are "blinking" (searching Notebook).I tried this:- Windows Bluetooth Device-Manager, disabled "windows can set device to energy save"- Drivers are all up-to-date- Drivers re-install- Thunderbolt Firmware Update (up-to-date)This all brings no solution. All Devices disconnecting if I disconnect the USB-C Docking.Only solution I found is:- FN-F10 multiple turning Bluetooth off and on in Windows.- It needs often 3-4 turning off-on's until it works again. What can I do?

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Hello

We have a batch of these laptops and several of them keep black screening after undocking, the laptops then may take ten minutes to come back or may even require a reboot,  I have tried the following but to no avail.
updated the bios to E7x70_1.15.4  (07/06/2017)
updated the Graphics driver to Intel-USB-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver_4H5XG_WIN_5.0.3.42_A02 (10/07/2017)
Can someone please advise on the next possible action to be taken?
Thanks

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wen undocking my vaio notebook from docking station, I the screen crashes, shows blue with error message about bios updates-cannot finish reading as computer starts to reboot itself. Have installed bios update thru sony. Their solution was to wipe hard drive clean-that would be very involved. How can I find which software or program created this problem and remove it? Help!!!!!!

A:blue screen error on undocking sony vaio from docking station

Disable the reboot and post the error message.
http://www.winvistatips.com/disable-...estart-a84.php

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Hi there,
We have recently purchased (last month) a Latitude E5570 with docking station. We experience system hangs and freezes several seconds, sometimes up to a minute after hot undocking the laptop.  The mouse and keyboard become unresponsive.

It usually emits a beep code before freezing up.  4 beeps then a pause and then 1 beep. Any information regarding this?
Anyone have insights into this?
Thanks!

A:Dell Latitude E5570 Undocking Problems freezes- 4 beeps-pause-1 beep

Also, it is a port replicator PRO3X

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My other half and son were using the computer yesterday, and then left it on to do some other things, upon returning to the laptop noticed that the power button was solid blue (should be flashing orange when in standby mode), with nothing on the screen, moved the mouse with nothing happening as well as CTRL+ALT+DELETE.

Powered computer down by holding the on/off button for 5 seconds, restarted but noticed that I could hear the DVD drive power up but that is where it stops/hangs, nothing comes on the screen. Have done this numerous times, as well as removing the battery and starting with just mains power on?


Can anyone help with what might be going on ??



JeffM

A:Re: Satellite A100 - Won't reboot after turning off and turning back on ?

Hi,

Can you enter Bios (f2 on startup) to check if the HDD recognized. Also, try to reinstall Windows with a recovery disk or Windows copy disk.

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Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

A:When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hi there, i have some issues with my monitor (awhhh).

It's working fine like 10-20-30 minutes and then it's turning off (for no reason) while the cumputer is running and the flash/button goes pink. I don't know what's this colour stands for. Blue is when the monitor is active, yellow is when the monitor is turn to sleep and when i shut down my computer, but PINK? What's that, anyone?

The monitor is turning OFF, not in a sleep mode or something.
I must remove the cable and push back in every 20 minutes. That's wrong.

Maybe it's the cabel, maybe something with drivers and stuff...i don't know.

HELP!



please anyone....it's my moms monitor and she's gonna kill me, i blew it up.

Thanks.

Flux333
 

A:Monitor is turning off and the button in the right corner is turning pink

It would be nice to know the brand and model of the monitor
 

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When I undock the laptop by pulling the USB-C cable out (either sleeping beforehand or not sleeping first) then I am getting an intermittent issue where the wifi claims to be disabled. The only way to resolve this is a hard reboot.
Toggling airplane mode doesn't help. Disabling and reenabling the wifi network connection doesn't help. Toggling airplane mode from Fn-PrtScr doesn't help.
It is acting as though the hardware radio is turned off (like when laptops used to come with a hardware radio switch), but with no method to turn it on again.
Looking in the system event log I can see entries from source Netwtw04, Event ID 7012 stating "radio OFF"
Drivers and bios are all up to date.

Any ideas?

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hello !   is it bad if i never turn off a desk-top console, or even a laptop computer, if the equipment is not going to be used for several hours ?  is it bad for a computer if the computer is left in the "turned-on mode" forever, without being turned off, ever ?  i guess that it is necessary to define "bad for the computer".  does the computer wear out faster if it is not turned off and turned on regularly ?  thank you.

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Long story short, My computer suddenly shut off, And when i pressed the power button it would attempt to turn on then just fail and shut down completely[no signal to anything, only fans]
I cleaned out the pc and cleaned out the power supply, reassembled and it turned on as per normal. i used it for about 35 minutes, set it to sleep for an hour or two, turned it on, used it for about an hour and a half then it suddenly turned off again. When this happens it either powers on for 2 seconds then powers down, or it powers up all fans and mouse led but no signal to keyboard or screen whatsoever i assumed it was the power supply so i purchased a new one today and installed it, It turned on first try, i assumed it was fixed, i used it, set it to sleep as per normal and went to turn it on again and it turned on all fans but once again no power to anything else, just fans it seems. I tried everything[I have two sticks of ram so i switched them/used them singularly tried running without fans, Oddly it didn't beep even without video card or ram but nothing made a difference. I just borrowed a single 2gb stick of ram from a friend and it successfully powered on and I am using it normally.. But i just can't imagine the problem was just the ram and i expect it to power off again soon, Can anyone help?

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Just few hours ago I was listening to songs on Napster. Then I played some online games. I had to reboot at one point since it was going slow on me.

For some reasons unknown, my computer turns off and tried to boot itself, but kept turning off and booted itself. Somehow it did that in a loop. I tried to wipe up some dirt from inside(it may not be completely wiped up). I even tried to rearrange the cables and such. Now, if I press the power button, it only shows the power indicator, but it won't boot. I'm just puttoping it to rest right now hoping that it would back up tomorrow when I turn it on.

I have Velocity Micro with Windows XP SP3 (update progression). Motherboard: ASUS. I posted this using my laptop. I appreciate any help or input.

Thanks,
G.
 

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Whenever i turn the laptop on, in just 2 seconds it turns off by itself.
 

A:Help on laptop keeps turning off after turning it on?

Reseat Ram and HardDrive
Disconnect any externals especially USB
Test without the battery plugged in
Check for any build up of dust near where the fan is
 

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Let me clarify. My brother brought his computer over for me to recable it. Simple process right? Not so much. Before I get into details, let me give you specs. Keep in mind since I did not build the system, I do not have all the information I usually would.

Windows Vista
4 GB of RAM (unknown brand)
Abit motherboard (unknown serial number)
AMD athlon 64 3.0 GHZ processor
4 250GB harddrives (In raid configuration to look like 2 hard drives @ 500GB each)
Antec 550 watt power supply
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT Video card

Okay, so when I recabled everything and powered the system on, it would not boot at all. Everything was on and running, but the bios was not doing anything, and everything was at a standstill. Not knowing if the raid configuation and the motherboard had anything to do with it, I started swtiching the sata connections into different configurations based on what I think the individual would have done. In doing this I accidentally pulled a jumper from the motherboard. Setting it aside and not thinking it was important, I plugged everything back in and attempted to power on the computer.

This is where it gets interesting. Instead of even powering on like it did last time, it powered up for MAYBE one second before shutting off. Any other attempts to power it on were futile, and resulted in nothing.

After this, I replaced the jumper where it was supposed to go, and powered on the system again. The same thing happened. I want to think the power supply is toast, but I wou... Read more

A:Computer turning on, then not turning on

Make sure that you have the 24-pin main power connector and the 4-pin power connector both connected to the motherboard.
 

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Hi all! Hoping for some help with my laptop that decided to stop working! It was fine until yesterday when it suddenly went blank/lost all power. I restarted and it went fine the rest of the evening.  Checked it again this evening, it worked for an hour, then it shut down again, but now won't switch on.  It sits absolutely dead, except when I follow this pattern. I remove the power lead, then remove the battery, wait a few seconds then reconnect the battery. Now the flashing battery light is on. I reconnect the power lead, the light for it shows but very faintly. I then push the power or novo buttons, the laptop will start up but then immediately shut down again, less than 1/2 seconds later. If I press the power button again nothing happens, it's dead as a door nail!  There is no noise from the fan, it's clean and not overheated. I'm stumped,  does anybody have any suggestions? 

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Hi Bucketybuck , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
How about if you remove the battery , unplug the charger , remove the harddrive , remove the RAM  then press down the power button for 12 seconds to power drain.
 
Check if the ac adapter is working ( or if you have a spare ac charger to test) .
 
Plug in the charger ( battery , ram and harddrive still outside) . Turn it on . How is the power LED ? It suppose to beep without the memory but should indicate power or activity.  If it does beep , then try to isolate RAM individually on the slot. 
 
Update us how it goes .
 
Regards

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So I was just playing my game when all of a sudden my PS3 shuts off on me. I tried to turn it back on several times and even let it cool down and wait a couple days before trying again, but when i turn it on, the green light turns on and the the blue light but as soon as the blue one turns on, the console shuts its self off. Is there something that i can do by myself to fix it or do I need professional help?
 

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at times my pc just randomly powers off. it comes and goes. its just really annoying and im tyring to figure the reason why. I have a Gateway Profile 5.5. Only thing I have upgraded is ram from 256 mb to 2 gb. thanks in advance.

Gateway Profile
celetron 2.60 ghz
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Hi long time since I've been here but new problem, If I'm running several programs at once sometimes my PC will turn itself off without warning. Now my PC is a heap of junk and replacing parts or getting a new one is not an option at the moment due to finances I'm just wondering is there some tweeks I could do to it to help it run a bit better and stop it turning itself off. Thanks in advance.
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Scan saved at 23:38:32, on 13/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\DeviceService\DevSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
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My G40-30 is not turning on after a week without being used.I've removed the battery pack but nothing happened.With or without the battery the behaviour is the same.After pressing the power button, nothing happens and power indicator blinks in white with a short and a long blink.The only difference is that battery indicator is solid white when battery pack is installed.Does anyone know what can be happening?Thanks a lot. 

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My laptop, a Windows 7 584037-001 won't turn on. My charger, when plugged in does not light up, and when I press the power button, nothing happens. I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but if it is, can you please help me? I don't know if I need to get a new one or not.
 

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What's the brand name and model name and model number of your laptop?
Is that the original charger that came with your laptop?

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Hi Street 11-d016na (daughters laptop)  laptop not turning on. white light on when charger plugged in, every few seconds white light flashes.  laptop still in warranty,  was repaired in June.  Would like repair organised,  who do l contact to do that? Didn't have to go on forum last time. 

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Dear Customer, First please try thisTry a Hard Reset as follows. Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold  down the Power button for a full minute.  Plug in the AC Adapter ( leave the battery out for the moment ) and see if the notebook will start.   You may contact HP Technical Support over the phone Contact HP. Choose your country. Once your connected ask for a CASE ID. HP will arrange for pick up and drop  and service it for no cost under warranty. orYou may also create CASE ID online here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/scm/home?lc=en-GB&sp4ts.oid=4145545&ac.admitted=14...HP will contact you on this. You can also http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty to verify the warranty status. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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