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Q: Solved: Unplugging my Laptop while I'm away

Hello, I will be out of the country for about 12 days and I am thinking I should unplug my laptop (switch the powerstrip to OFF) while I'm away just to be on the safe side. I want to do this for peace of mind since I will be so far away. I have an old laptop that is running on 3 cylinders.

Upon return, will I be experiencing difficulty turning my computer back on? BTW, I am with CenturyLink Wireless.

I've not done this before as I've not been gone that long.

Thank you very much.

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A: Solved: Unplugging my Laptop while I'm away

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RC7100, Compaq nx9420 laptop.  When I unplug the laptop from the charger, the audio device stops working.  The device is still shown as enabled in device manager, and I can still open the mixer and change the levels, but no sound appears.  This only seems to happen if there is an application playing sound at the time I unplug it, and closing the application seems to restore sound.  Anybody have any ideas on this one?

A:Unplugging laptop kills sound

Hi,
 
Thank you for updating.
 
Please try resetting the Power settings to check the issue:
 
1.    Go to ?Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Power Options? and click the link ?Change plan settings? link of your current power plan.
2.    On ?Edit Plan Settings?, click ?Restore default settings for this plan? and then click ?Yes?.
3.    Go to ?change advanced power settings?.
4.    On the ?Advanced settings? window, click ?change settings that are currently unavailable? if it exists. Then click ?Restore plan defaults? and click ?Yes?. Then Click ?OK? to save the settings and close this window.
5.    After the steps above, the Power Options are reset to default. Please reboot the computer and then check if the issue will reoccur.
 
Thanks.Nicholas Li - MSFT

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Hello! I have been looking online for websites where I can get help for my laptop. I have a Toshiba Satellite L55-C5272. I broke the screen, and replaced it. Then I had one other issue, every time I remove the charger from the laptop, my laptop automatically shuts down. Even with 100% battery. I dont' know what the cause of this is, but I do know I was not messing with the battery. This laptop is about 2 months old, and I don't know what else to do.

If you have any advice or suggestions, you may email me at [email protected]

Thank you for your time,
JennyBeary
 

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Is it safe to unplug my mouse and then plug it back in again into it's USB port without shutting down my laptop?

Is it safe to plug in my laptops power cord while my laptop is running without shutting down first?
 

A:Plugging in and Unplugging cords while laptop is running?

Yes and yes, except if you are going to unplug the power cord do it from the wall socket first and be sure you have plenty of charge on the battery.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L650 that is almost two years old. About a month ago the laptop started shutting off immediately after the power cord was disconnected. I have since bought two new batteries and one power cord to see if either of those items were causing the problem but it still keeps shutting off. Any suggestions? THANKS!!!
 

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I was wondering if anyone is familiar with a method to enable sounds for when you plug in or remove a charger connected to your laptop. It is not a problem with my pc, but is an option that is not available for me which i would like to install to let me know if i accidentally unplugged the charger, particularly if I'm working on a full-screen feature. Any help would be appreciated.
I have Windows 7 home Premium 32-bit installed.

A:How to enable sound when plugging/unplugging charger for laptop.

In the System Sounds, there is an option for device connect or disconnect. This will probably do what you want. You will have to assign a sound for those functions.

The System Sounds panel can be accessed from Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds. Click on "Change System Sounds".

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When I plug in my laptop to charge the laptop turns off, and when I unplug the charging cord from the computer it turns off. Does anyone know whats going on? I have an Inspiron 15 5558.

A:Laptop turning off when plugging or unplugging in charging cord

Hi DNGUYEN2252,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system?
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
Disconnect the adapter and battery and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to release any static power. Then try connecting with the adapter only / battery only.
I would first suggest you to try with another power adapter. The current one in use might be shorting the system and hence the system powers off.
If another adapter works fine, then replace the adapter. If the other adapter  also exhibits the same behavior, then replace the DC port - this is the part you would need - http://bit.ly/2kZR8go
If nothing works, I would suspect a faulty motherboard. 
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I have a Dell Vostro 1400 running Vista Home Basic and have had two periods in the laptop's existence where it would mysteriously freeze. You could see everything on the screen, and the power lights were on, but it would not respond except to a hard reboot by holding the power butting down for 5 seconds.

I am going through one of those periods now, and have discovered that the problem happens when I am either plugging or unplugging the AC power adapter, but don't know why. I have been all over the web for a solution, and while it does seem I am not alone with this problem, I have not read a sensible solution yet. My favorite bad answer is "don't unplug your laptop when it's on."

So, does anyone know what it could be? I wanted to look at system logs, and so went into the Event Viewer not even sure what to look for, but didn't see anything that looked like a likely culprit. Please help!

Thanks,
Neil
 

A:laptop freezes when plugging and unplugging AC power adapter

being a member of the Dell Community Forum, I looked there and found this

A lot things happen in Windows when inserting the AC power adapter.

To check if it's a classic CPU lock-up: repeatedly press capslock. If the capslock light doesn't change, there's no live in there.

Assuming the CPU is locked up: It's possible there's a log entry in the system log just before the AC power adapter is inserted. These entries give clues where to look, just before things went sour.

Next try to reproduce it in Safe Mode (press F8 when Windows start) If it's also in Safe Mode - try running an alternative OS (no need to install)

If the problem also shows up here - most likely it's a hardware issue.

Otherwise it's a windows issue - might be driver related.

the "alternate OS thing is a link on the forum web site. Click here to go to that site.

Hope this is some help... Raybro
 

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Hi,

I get this annoying orange screen of death every time I unplug my laptop from the charger when it's sleeping. Does anybody know the fix for this?

Thank you,
Mike
 

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Just noticed this whenever I plug or unplug the charger. The laptop lags for 1-2 seconds before returning to normal. This is noticeable when playing games or watching videos. Haven't seen any abnormal drops or spikes with the temperature of the CPU, GPU and HDD which would suggest a hardware issue. Tried doing this while running 3DBenchmark, and there is a huge drop in FPS, from 130-200fps down to almost 16fps esp. when unplugging the charger.Is this normal?

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i just bought a new TOSHIBA LAPTOP WITH VISTA

when i un plug my headphones i get a horrible drowning sound

i can only stop it if i mute or plug back in my headphones
 

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I got a new case for a friends computer today, and set about removing motherboard/hardware from old case to install in new machine. While unplugging the ribbon cable connected to the 3.5 inch floppy drive from the motherboard, I ran into dificulties getting it to disconnect. I must have tugged a little too hard because the plastic surrounding the pins on the motherboard broke off on one side, though the pins did not seem to be ruined. I thought, "Well that sucked, hope it turns out ok." I did notice that 1 pin was not present on the motherboard like 3 pins in, but hoped maybe that was standard. Now after installing everything into the new case, and booting up the 3.5 inch drive is not being recognized. I don't know for certain if the drive was being recognized before. It is not recognized in cmos. Probably stupid question, but is it certain that I broke the connection on the motherboard?
 

A:Solved: Broke plastic around 3.5 inch drive ribbon cable while unplugging from motherboard!?

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Good Day Everyone..

I am having this problem.. well on standby the local area network shows it has network 2 but when I opened any browser or use an application that uses the internet it goes unplugged, enable and then identifying... as the results I will get a message of no internet connection in the browser but after that it will stay on network 2 message again like its fine...

I tried to ping google.com -t and it seems it doesn't go unplugged, enable and identifying.. it is pinging well..

nothing changes even if I change the settings in the speed & duplex.

I also tried ipconfig /release and /renew.. /flushdns

it is like this for 3 days now then I am rebooting the canopy yesterday.. changing some settings to forced and it kinda worked.. though it goes unplugged, enabled and identifying again.. once per hour I think... then this morning this problem is back again....

edit: ok I just noticed now when I use ipconfig /all
the media state are disconnected even though it says network 2 in the local area network.. also the enabled word... in the window is blinking...
 

A:Keeps on unplugging

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Even after unplugging my PC from my TV and back into my monitor (which I got high FPS on) my FPS is significantly lower than normal and my PC just crashed while playing CSGO. Any help would be great

A:Low FPS after unplugging PC from TV

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Hello,
Recently, I've been having problems with my HP cd-writer. The cd-writer automatically plugs and unplugs itself... even when I'm not using it!! I want to know what's going on and how to fix this problem. Thanks
 

A:My CD-writer keeps unplugging itself...

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Getting ready to do the install on my new SSD with some trepidation. I have Raptors in Raid 0 right now and would like to simply unplug them, set the BIOS to AHCI and use the 0 port for the SSD experiment/potential fiasco. What I hope to be able to do if the SSD doesn't like me, is to unplug it, set the BIOS back to Raid, plug in the Raptors and pretend the whole thing never happened. Does this stand a chance of working?

A:Plugging and Unplugging!

I wouldnt unplug the raptor raid - if you use intel raid (the one i'm sure of and probably similar, or the same for others) when you enable raid in the bios it also enables AHCI - so you should be good to go with testing the ssd drive - just unplugging a raid array can be very hard to set up again - i did it years ago and it was a miracle i got it back up and going again (that included reinstalling the OS) so not recommended - it also depends what options are available in the raid rom (i think its called) which you set it up in before you install the OS. From memory, which is bad, the problem was it couldnt recognise one or both the drives.
It depends on your motherboard I guess but for mind it should be ok - running raid and using the same controller to use a ssd drive in AHCI mode - but treat this as my opinion - you should be able to find information on your motherboards site, or intel etc's, site. Or wait for more replies as Im uncertain and more repies means more suggestions.
If it has 2 controllers eg intel and jmicron use the JMICRON if it supports AHCI to be on the safe side.

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I gave up printing w/ this wireless computer when I read the posts and it said it was because the computerwent to sleep.  I bought the regular cord but it does the same thing!  I have to unplug it every time I want to printand the printer has to go thru the whole process of setting up again.  Thank you,Sue

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Don't have a router and want to use the modem with an Xbox. Should I shut down the computer before removing the modem cable and before plugging it back in when I'm done with the Xbox?

Thanks.

A:Unplugging Modem from PC

You don't have to, but it might not pick up the network when you replug the computer back in.

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I've recently acquired a digital camera, and have been testing snaps then putting them into the PC for editing. When I remove the lead, I get the "Unsafe Removal Of Device" window pop up warning me about not stopping the device properly. Now this has never caused me any issues when unplugging any USB hardware.

So my question is, can the warning be disabled totally? Every time I unplug the camera the window pops up and wants to place its icon in the system tray. It's starting to get on my nerves!

Thanks in advance
 

A:Unplugging USB Devices

Alan,This problem can occur because of a logic error in the code for the Usbhub.sys file. Leave it plugged in so that when you download the latest service pack from Microsoft it will be picked up, and the proper SP will be downloaded. Have a good day.
 

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Hi,

I wonder what'd happen if I unplug the desktop tower cord from the power surge or electric outlet? Will I lose what I have in tower? I unplugged the desktop monitor cord from the power surge several times and nothing was lost, but I am not sure about the tower cord. The reason is because I need to move the table around in the room and need to unplug the cords. I am sure nothing will be lost if unplugging tower cord from the power surge or outlet because the table needs to be moved around in the room, something else like moving out of the house, etc if you know what I mean.

Also, what would happen if unplugging the cords from the desktop monitor and tower themselves, not from power surge/outlet? Would everything be lost? Much thanks.

A:Unplugging cords

Save everything, then turn everything off, using the approved procedure and then you can unplug.
As always, your important stuff should always be backed up. An unexpected improper shut down, and stuff can be lost.
Stuff can be lost for other reasons, too.

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I borrowed my sisters camera for a trip, while i was copying my videos and pictures onto my computer, the cord got unplugged (wrapped around the chair)
and now, on the camera, i cant Take pictures, cant record Video... when i go to preview mode, it says "MEMORY REQUIRE FORMAT" then it flashes to 'no data in internal memory'

i checked the SD card, and there was nothing on that, and i need to fix this problem... HELP

the type of camera is a Centrios DSC-314 3.1 megapixel

(also... dunno why, but when i go to picture mode it says 2X zoom instead of 4)

I dont really want to go into windows and format it through there, and i cant find a selection in the camera settings to format it... can anyone help me?
 

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So recently, my Y40-80 started to shut down immediately after i unplug the power source. At first, i figured it's due to my battery, so i got a new one and got rid of the old one. But the problem still exists. I've called in to Lenovo support and they said my warranty doesn't cover this, so it'll be due to charge, which i think is ridiculous since if it's a hardware failure, i do not see why i should be charged just because i don't have the original battery. Anyways, i've tried reformatting and that did not work. Anyone out there could help me please? Appreciate it!

A:Y40-80 shuts down upon unplugging

Hi rx24race , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would the new battery be a direct purchase from Lenovo or declared genuine replacement Lenovo battery ?
Within the warranty coverage would be the original parts that came with the machine.
 
As you mentioned that with a new battery you are still having the same issue but since this would be a charging issue , it is yet to be investigated if it was the systemboard or battery itself is the fault. 
 
Option that I suggest is to have it taken perhaps to service provider like best buy that can check with a certified compatible battery and have them assist you on having it serviced or to call in directly using the same case number you were provided.
 
Update us on how it would work best for your situattion.
 
Regards 

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Hello
I am using windows 7 64bit system.
for some reason, after im unpluging my TP-LINK usb device, a BSOD appears
it happens every time im doing it.
(TP LINK WN821N v3)

i have to say it happens only with the TP LINK device, if im unplugging the mouse/keyboard USB
everything is ok...

*added dm log collector info

thanks!

A:BSOD after unplugging USB(TP link)

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_YONI-PC-Wed_12_24_2014_181604_53.zip\122114-33602-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e96890
Debug session time: Sun Dec 21 12:38:21.238 2014 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:22:05.051
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
......
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athurx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athurx.sys
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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I have had trouble shutting down a computer I am building. It goes through the motions then says its okay to turn off your computer now. All the fans are still running and I assume by the okay to turn off your computer now message which has a windows logo on it, the HD is still spinning. Hitting the power buttons just causes the computer to restart. There is no way to shut this computer down.

If I am unable to resolve this issue, how bad is it to turn off the computer by unplugging it? What I would really be doing is adding a power strip with an on/off button to shut the computer down.

Thanks
 

A:Unplugging a running computer

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Is it a good idea to unplug my cable modem if Im going to be away on vacation? Is it good to unplug it period? Thanks
 

A:Unplugging Cable Modem

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Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000189 (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

That was the first time i got any message. I have a systemax computer and am on windows xp sp3, but after a friend came in from out of town to visit, i noticed him on my pc and thought nothing of it. Then when i would use it, it would just cut OFF as if the power source was being removed, not the actual shutdown process. But i would be able to cut it back on, however, usually right after logging in or as i try to open a program, it cuts off again. I kept cutting it back on and tried a program from microcenter called 'system mechanic'. it said i had 95 registry errors and it fixed everything....or so i thought. I used my pc again happily for a whole 2 hours then, it cut off again. then I couldnt get it back on. when i tried it gave me the above message. It wouldnt even start in safe mode. I thought i ruined my pc, but then i remembered that when i leave it alone until after midnight, it comes back on.... i left it alone until 6 am this morning, and i insalled a fix it program from MS, i just want to make sure this will actually fix the problem and want to know what caused it, what does that mean? This guy became very upset with me and did a lot of petty things b4 i put him out like unplug my mouse, keyboard, and speakers from pc and broke my ac! and more. Plus i know he is a p... Read more

A:PC just shuts OFF as if someone is unplugging it randomly....HELP!!!!

Hi best to stay away from Registry cleaners - cause more problems than they solve.
Try..
Reboot - tap F8
Choose.
Safe mode with command prompt..
Log on as administrator.
Type.
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Press enter>Choose>Launch system restore.
Choose date prior to the problem.

Do you have the original install Cd?
Error message.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669
 

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When I close the lid of my computer, it makes the alert noise as if you unplugged a device. When I open the lid, it makes the alert noise as if you plugged in a new device. The screen takes a few seconds to turn on, and all of my windows which were open will be resized, and all of my desktop icons are rearranged.Happens every time I open or close the lid, and it's been about a week now.About two months ago, I actually sent this in to Lenovo for some repair from a drop, and they replaced just some plastic parts of the shell and the keyboard. It worked fine when I got it back, and once the screen is on, it continues to work fine. I'm mentioning this because I don't think the screen is becoming physically unplugged, it looks like it is in top shape after the repairs. Any thoughts?-Matt

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Hi all, I've been having this weird problem and this site looked like a good place to ask about it because of the support I've seen. So wooooo first post~!
Anyway, whenever I unplug one certain flash drive (a Kingston DataTraveller SE9) my laptop bluescreens with the error "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED". I can't figure out why for the life of me! I did, however, figure out that the flash drive is recognized as a local disk and not a removable one. This issue only applies to my laptop, that's it; the drive works perfectly fine on any other computer. I can still read and write to it no problem. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

A:Unplugging Certain USB Drive Causes BSOD

Some USB flash drives act like a hard drive which Windows lists as local disk instead of removable. You will notice that when you delete anything on the USB drive labeled local the deleted items go to the recycle bin. On a USB flash drive labeled removable the items are not sent to the recycle bin.
 
Download USBdeview. Run the program Highlight any listing for Kingston DataTravler and press the red X to remove. Reboot the computer and attach the Kingston again. Do you get the error?
 
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

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Hi,
I recently unplugged my computer from the wall (actually, I unplugged the surge protected power strip from the wall) because I was doing some electrical work and didn't want my computer to see a surge in case I made any mistakes. When I plugged the computer back in, I began to see strange behavior. There seem to be "artifacts", for lack of a better word since I'm not overclocking anything, during startup and after booting. The text is all messed up, showing the wrong letters and symbols, and the asus screen is screwed up too. After booting, there are discolorations and severe misalignments, and the monitor going black and coming back repeatedly. I tried resetting the power strip, plugging the power directly into the wall, and cleaning out the dust in the box.

The problem comes and goes, sometime more sever than others and sometimes all is OK, and I can't figure out what is causing it. All temps are OK (GPU is 42 idle, CPU is 29). Specs are as follows:
Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI
CPU: AMD 3700 San Diego
GPU: EVGA 7800 GT
PSU: Antec Truepower 2.0 550
Mem: 2x512 Corsair XMS
1 DVD drive, 4 hard drives, stock cooling (with 1 extra hard drive fan)
Old Gateway CRT monitor (using DVI-Analog adapter)
No overclocking on CPU or GPU

Right now everything is fine and the Asus PC Probe shows the following voltages, pretty much rock solid :
+12 : 11.84
+5 : 4.945
+3.3 : 3.296
V Core : 1.392

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A:Artifacts? after unplugging computer

(using DVI-Analog adapter)Click to expand...

Hmm check monitorcable first its maybe loosen a bit
 

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It's the weirdest thing.. If I disconnect the ethernet plug from the computer, it will blue screen. Every time.

Based on the blue screen info and the searches I have done on the error, it seems there is something wrong with the Nvidia drivers? I have went to every resource I could to make sure all drivers are up to date.. but nothing seems to be working.

I have been trying to troubleshoot this for a while.. but I kept giving up. I am turning to the fourms for help since I can come up with no solution.

Here are the computer specs - required files are attached. Please let me know if I need to provide anything else. Thanks in advance!

Specs
- Installed: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Originally: Windows Vista 64-bit
- Windows Vista came on the system, but it came with free Windows 7 upgrade discs, so it was upgraded.

- System is just over 2 years old
- Windows 7 installed just over a year ago

A:BSOD when unplugging ethernet

Your attachment does not include the crash reports. It only includes the executable for getting the crash reports. Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html closer to supply us with the correct files so we may better assist you. Thank you.

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Yesterday, I was on my computer, when I decided to unplug a USB connection to my printer off from a USB port at the top of my PC. Upon doing so, my monitor went blank, and I think I heard the fan levels increase. My keyboard lit up all of the lights, which only ever happens while the computer is booting up.

I waited for a while for the display to return, but nothing happened, so I attempted to manually shut it off by holding the power button down. Nothing happened. I managed to unplug the cord, to turn off the PC. Upon plugging it back in, the PC would not start.

So far, I have concluded that, the power socket and the cable both are fine. The GPU LED light is also not on. I checked the connections to the motherboard from the power supply and they seemed all in place. I also ran the 'paperclip' test on the Power Supply, which worked. I moved the RAM sticks to different slots, and even took out the memory, but didn't hear any sounds or notice any power.

Interestingly, the LED power light on the case seems to occasionally work. Hoping that the issue is not the motherboard.

SPECS:
Motherboard: MSI Z97 G55 SLI
POWER SUPPLY
Cosair CX650

All help is appreciated. Thanks
 

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Is this a good idea? My fan is making all kinds of noise, I have already bought a replacement card from newegg.com, so the issue is only valid for a few days.

If I unplug the fan, will my card/system be ok?
 

A:Unplugging the fan on a GeForce FX 5200

Not a good idea.

If it has a fan it probably means it produces a lot of heat. The heatsink alone might be okay if you don't do anything GPU intensive, but you'll probably encounter overheating problems during gaming.
 

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Hi, I have been using my laptop with windows 7 installed for a while. Whenever I unplug my USB mouse, I receive a blue screen and windows says that it will restart.

I have the dump file, and I can attach it to this post.

Thanks for everyone's help.

A:BSOD unplugging USB mouse

There is a lot of info missing needed to analyse your issue:

Please follow these instructions for posting:

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Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK

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Hi everyone, hope this is a good year for all. I just picked up a new computer running xp. It came without a floppy drive, so I picked up a portable external usb floppy drive. Is it ok to plug in, and unplug the floppy to the usb port with the computer on? Thanks for the tips/advice.

Regards
IMP49
 

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Strange. Won't let me post under Networking but here is my question ...

Is there any harm in unplugging a wireless router every night?
 

A:Unplugging Router Harmful?

No harm at all.

But the best is to enable WPA2 or WPA encryption and use a long complicated key. And if you want to be real secure, change that key every other month.
 

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Game runs fine when charger is connected but poor performance when not.To disable some obvious power saver functions probably causing the issue, I set battery mode to 'High Performance'.Also I have instead of auto, selected to use Nvidia graphics instead of Intel of course.Don't really know what power saver options I'm missing to disable.

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EDIT:uploaded correct zip
My problems all started a few days ago after inadvertently unplugging my mouse from the computer. Since then I have had a handful of bsod.
I have run memtest and it came back negative. I have also run chkdsk. This is the result of that test
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
141568 file records processed. File verification completed.
1976 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 2 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
194782 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
141568 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 897 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 897 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 897 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
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A:Several BSOD after unplugging USB mouse.

AVG IDS Application Activity Monitor Driver is causing the BSODs here.

Code:
fffff880`06f994c8 fffff880`02d6261aUnable to load image avgidsdrivera.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgidsdrivera.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgidsdrivera.sys
avgidsdrivera+0x1861a
Description here: Driver Reference Table - avgidsdrivera.sys

Uninstall AVG using AVG Remover. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Do some Disc checks.
Reseat the sata and power.

Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Post screenshot of HDDs using CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Let us know the results.
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BSOD ANALYSIS:

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003745552, fffff88006f99770, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CmpKcbCacheLookup+492 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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So this bug seems to only happen about 50% of the time when I unplug USB devices from my computer. When I play certain games I have to unplug my racing wheel and flight sticks and doing so sometimes causes my computer to start beeping and stuttering. The beeping and stuttering only happens when I either move the mouse or click a button on the mouse so I am wondering if it's got something to do with the mouse but I've had the mouse for a while and have only encountered this bug fairly recently. Anyone heard of this before? Any suggestions as to what I should do?

A:Unplugging USB's causes computer to break

Hi,
Well I doubt it's the mouse
You have a i7 what exactly and also what is your power supply so please fill in the rest of your system spec's and also include which antivirus you use as well as any other third party utility,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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Im guessing that is not good. My wife unplugged the computer during a download after it froze and now it takes 45 minutes just to reboot. Once it's up, it might take an hour just to open the control panel.

If it does open up, it will then freeze.

Dell optiplex with xp prof.

it was running fine until the unplugging part.

any ideas?

Thanks

A:Unplugging computer during a download

run
chkdsk /r

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Running an HP Pavillion slimline S5123W. My daughter accidently removed a USB device without using the USB shut down promt. Now the computer gives an HP blue screen with the F10,ESC (Boot Menu),F9 and F11 prompts (that don't work when chosen, except F10 and only very slowly sometimes) which goes to another black screen saying Warning USB device over current detected Please remove over current USB device. System will shut down in 20 seconds. Even though there is not a USB device in USB slot. We have rebooted, done a cold boot (with complete unplug) and still the same thing. Will it be necessary to remove the USB slot or disconnect? If so, how do I do that? What can we do to be able to use the computer again? Right now it is off and unplugged.

Thanks, Alabamasweet

A:Forgot to shut down USB device before unplugging

Try going into Device Manager...then deleting the USB controllers only (not hubs, not devices). Then reboot.

Louis

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yesterday I hooked up my PC to my home theter system and after unplugging it to put in my headphones the sound stopped working on either the earphones or the the stereo. Checked my sound devices and their drivers and went thru the XP troubleshooting menus and nothing is working. I am pretty certain that it is a hardware problem....could I have blown out the sound card in the same way you can blow out your speakers? Please let me know if anyone out there has any info.....
 

A:Sound stopped working after unplugging...

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Unplugging the power causes the system to crash.
This is especially bad with a slippery power plug.

I'd be immensely thankful for tips on getting the latest drivers.
I haven't figured out why Intel's utility for detecting my system (Intel? Driver Update Utility) won't work for me.
HP's Support Assistant doesn't install, and they don't show the latest drivers on their support pages.
Identifying the motherboard or chipset, and locating their drivers have been especially tricky for me.

The OS is the same core as Windows 8.1 Update, so it belongs here.

A:Unplugging power crashes system

Did the system come with Win8/8.1 installed on it?
What sort of error do you get when trying to install HP Support Assistant?
I have issues with the Intel utility also, I chalk it up to it only being accurate on actual Intel systems.

You can manually download the drivers from HP if you visit the support site for your system.
Please be sure to update the UEFI/BIOS using the inside Windows installer.

Only 7 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 170 to 190 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Don't worry about the specific number, it's just important that you have checked and installed any updates that were available (and didn't experience any errors).

After the system is fully updated, try to install the HP Support Assistant again.
If you get it installed, make sure to run it and install ALL available updates.

If the system continues to BSOD after it's fully updated, then please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.

Code:
**************************Tue Oct 14 18:27:06.651 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\101414-21937-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9600.17031.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140221-1952
System Uptime:0 days 0:02:21.399
Probably caused by :intelppm.sys ( intelppm!SetGV3PerfState+28 )
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Hey all. Sorry if this question has really obvious solution but I've been bashing my head against this for a few hours this afternoon and am getting nowhere.

I have downloaded the Win7 RC1 ISO and "burnt" it onto a 16GB OCZ Throttle eSATA / USB drive (exactly as in the SevenForums tutorial). I can boot from this drive and install Windows with no problem.

But... I believe the 200MB system partition is somehow being placed on the flash drive, because once I disconnect it and attempt to boot, I get the standard "DISK BOOT FAILURE..." message.

I've followed the suggestions on the "How to avoid 200MB hidden system partition" page (i.e., pre-create the desired partitions on the installation drive rather than installing to unallocated space), but I'm still getting the problem.

The "Windows might create additional partitions..." dialog box popped up once, on my first installation attempt - and I did foolishly click "OK" to it. It hasn't appeared since for me to click "Cancel" to, however much I try deleting and remaking partitions

Has anything changed in RC1 regarding the system partition? Is it more persistent in creating it than it was with the Beta? If anyone could give me some tips I would be very grateful indeed Thanks!

A:No boot after unplugging setup drive

The 100MB partition is for Repair purposes and should automatically be a part of the installation hard disk (even though it's an alltogether seperate partition).

You may want to check to see what disk the partition has been assigned to, run Computer Management from the start menu search box. See the screenshot and you'll notice that each disk is broken up into partitions (see highlight for Disk 0).

As for changing this option i'll look more closely into it for you

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Hi all,

I recently bought a pair of Sennheiser HD555 which work great, the only thing is that if I want to use them I have to disconnect my speakers (Logitech Z-2300) from the sound card (Xtremegamer) and plug the headphones into the same socket.

As my speakers are 2.1 they connect to the sound card via one cable. It appears they only work in this one particaler socket as does the headphones. I assume the others are for 5.1 and 7.1 setups.

The speakers came with a little controller for volume and power, but it also has a socket for headphones but when I tried that it didn't make a difference. My keyboard (Tarantula) also has a socket for headphones which doesn't seem to work either. Even the front of my case (P182) has a socket but not joy.

In the settings for the speakers in control panel I clicked automatically detect headphones and mute speakers on detection. I have no idea why it wont work.

Any suggestions? Its a pain in the *** having to reach the back of the pc and disconnect the speakers and plug in the headphones each time

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Can't seem to get headphones working without unplugging speakers!

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I just got a enermax noicetaker 420w it comes with an extra power connector for high end video card, but for my raedon 9800xt's , i couldn;t unplugg it no matter what I tried tweezers, but it just won;t move.
Anyone have any idea how i can unplugg it and also my 9800xt is currently plugged with a Y conncentor sharing power with my hdd, is it better for it to have a seperate conncector for it?
 

A:having trouble unplugging the molex connecter

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after unplugging the cord for a day, the following message appears upon booting system: cmos settings wrong cmos date/time not set
after resetting time and date in setup, all is cool. shouldn't there be a supplemental battery on board to hold this setting in case the main battery discharges? Is it replaceable?
 

A:CMOS resetting after unplugging brick

Yes, there's a battery and it's replaceable.
 

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