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Windows 8.1 Freeze on shutdown and plug/unplug power cable

Q: Windows 8.1 Freeze on shutdown and plug/unplug power cable

Hey guys, I'm new here; I'm having a problem that is bothering me, I recently installed windows 8.1 on my alienware 17x R2, the problem is the laptop never shutdown and still running !, also when I unplug the power cable then plug it back again the windows freeze ! , Note that the battery on my laptop is nearly dead; I wasn't have a problem like this with windows 7, please advice, thanks

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A: Windows 8.1 Freeze on shutdown and plug/unplug power cable

Right click the battery icon in the taskbar. Then, click power options. Then choose what the power button does. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable. Finally, uncheck turn on fast startup.

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hi i got hp dv 7 installed all drivers from hp site its all good as long i got the power plug connected but when i unplug the power plug and run the laptop on battery the graphic setting change pop up comes and youtube or any video that i watched oges slow even the net? so what could be the problem ?
just to mention if i plug the power plug back it goes back to normal again

A:graphic problem when unplug power plug

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

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If you plug or unplug power supply, the screen goes black for few seconds. I noticed it working on a train connected to the AC power: every power failure the display turned off for few seconds. Very very annoying issue! I hope that an upcoming driver/firmware update could fix this. Does anybody ever experienced this issue? I'm quite sure this is not an hardware failure.

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I've been having issues with a Thinkcentre M72e tiny lenovo that keeps shutting down and won't restart unless I unplug it from outlet and plug it back in.  There isn't any error codes and I've run lenovo diagnostics and everything passes.  I looked at the diagram and it appears that there isn't a power supply in the case which was my first thought for replacing.  Has anybody had this issue and if so, what did you do to fix it?  Thanks!

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After shutting down, my computer will not power-on again unless I unplug the power-cord, then plug it back in (or use the psu on/off switch).

I have tried changing PSU, same thing happens.

My guess it has to be related to my motherboard.
I have the latest bios. I have reset the bios.
This happened after upgrading to a opteron 180 cpu. But I'm not sure if its related.
I have tried disconnecting the RAM, harddrive, graphics card to no avail. Also tried refitting the power-button cables.
Computer is rock stable once its on ...It powers on fine if I switch off the PSU with the button that is located on the psu, or pull out the power-cable before turning it on.

Any ideas what might be causing this?
Epox 9npa+ultra motherboard, amd opteron 180 (939), win xp sp3, 2gb ram

A:computer will not power-on unless I unplug power cable first

Unplugging the power supply, or disconnecting from the source allows everything to reset in the power supply and on the motherboard. This situation is most always associated with a defective power supply.

Since you have changed the power supply and the condition persists then the problem almost has to be a fault in the motherboard POWER GOOD circuitry.

If it were my machine I would just get in the habit of turning off the power supply after use, and live with it. Unless the problem is something obvious such as a "bulging" or leaking capacitor, chasing a problem like this is like chasing ghosts.

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I am in the process of removing the CD-R drive from my Dell Dimension 8200 so I can install a Plextor 712 DVD drive, and I can't unplug the power cable. Is there a trick to this, or is it just a matter of my not having enough strength in my hands (old lady)? How far dare I go--for example, should I try to pry it out or use pliers on it? Can I wiggle it hard? I am afraid of breaking it or bending pins.

This is only the second time I have done anything inside a computer (the last time I successfully installed a CD drive in a Compaq), so I am really a newbie at it and don't know what to expect. Any help appreciated!

A:Solved: Can't unplug power cable to CD drive

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So I had no such problems until today. It happened instantly. Even though my batter is full, whenever I unplug my charger the laptop shuts down instantly. And when I turn it back on, the orange battery light on the right side flashes quickly. Someone had told me that the battery was dead or I had to replace it but it worked just fine until today. I have been using this laptop for almost 4 years now. Thanks for the suggestions and help.

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Hi. I have Apacer 32GB SSD and I have 64 bit version of W7 installed on it. Peformence is nice and fast but for some reason Windows just freezes (1-2 times a day or so) because no SSD is present. I am able to open my computer before total freeze and no SSD is present! Then I just unplug the SSD SATA cable and plug it back in a voila! PC unfrozes and SSD is present. What seems to be the problem? I have motherboard about 1 year old and I did download/install all latest drivers. SSD has about 7GB of free space and gets pleny of cooling

A:Windows 7 64 bit freezes on SSD, unfreezes after unplug/plug the SSD

Have you tried another cable or another port?

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HelloI have a Lenovo X230.When i plug ethernet RJ-45 wire cable to the NIC , the laptop shutdown after few seconds.I have a Debian 8 OS , but i also installed Windows 7 on another hard drive, just to check network drivers and it didn't help. Still shutdown when plug ethernet cable.laptop is out of warrenty last month.Any suggestions to solve this issue ?

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Can I plug in the power cable to a sata drive (already connected to sata port on mobo), while the computer is on.

With that drive connected Windows will not boot (I never have had a problem with the drive before, even when installing windows). If I remember right, a few years ago, I moved the pagefile to that drive, and it also had a boot.ini file on it (for some reason) I wonder if that is the problem (never until now), because when that drive is installed windows hangs at starting windows.

A:Plug in a sata power cable

If the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode, and the SATA port the drive is on is set to allow "hot-swap", then yes you could. If not, then no you can't.

You should post a screenshot of your Disk Management window with the problem drive connected. Expand the window so everything can be read.

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I am having trouble with the prongs where the power cable is plugged in on the back of the tower. The computer does not come on unless I jiggle the prongs. The computer stays on just fine, then, so long as I don't turn it off. If I have to turn it off, then to get it on the next time, I have to jiggle the prongs again. I have already replaced the power cord, so I know it's not that. Have you ever heard of this happening? Is it possible to replace this part?
Thank you for your help! Maggie

A:plug for power cable on back of tower

That power cable goes into the power supply. If the cable is good, there is something wrong with the prongs of the power supply. Do you have a spare to swap to confirm?

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Just got my new PC, but when i plug in hdmi and power cable it starts up but no signal on monitor?

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T5810 upgrade to Titan X GPU which requires one 8-pin & one 6-pin connector for power.  I ordered an 8-pin to 6+8-pin cable as suggested by searches.  It plugs perfectly into the GPU but has no place to plug in on the PSU board:
It does not fit into the 8-pin spot on the lower left.  It fits in the 10-pin spot with the bottom two left open, but does not work.  The power light flashes amber.
Is there another way to power the GPU with this PSU board?  

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Regardless of PC, I have 3 win7 pc's. This did not happen until the last few months, but with me dual booting between Linux and Windows, the problem has become evident.

I dual boot linux, and it connects without needing to be unpluged- repluged the ethernet line.

could it be the wireless Netgear router or switch or windows 7?

I use a 5 port gig switch between router and PC's.
WGT-624 v3 (with latest firmware, been using this for years)

TEG - 550g Trendnet switch

A:Windows every boot need to unplug-replug Ethernet cable for internet

Are you given a different IP address from the router on each OS? Might want to make that pc use a static address in your router. Try setting up a DHCP reservation for that machine on it.

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hello ppl
its my 1stpost here

I bought my new pc in the last 2 weeks and installed D-link DSL-502T router
which was working very good till yesterday

The problem i m facing now is ..whenever i keep my pc on for downloading files over the internet the router stop responding ....connection get disconnected and the link of ADSL status goes off

Then the router start functioning again only if i unplug and plug it in again or i remove the phone line (ADSL line) and plug it in again

Its very hard to keep watchng when my router disconnects
Why is it happening ?
Is there any remedy ?



A:Router Needs to unplug and plug in again

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Hi, Friends am using Windows 7 ultimate 64bit.everytime it's saying some updates are available and once I did the updates when am shutting down the pc its keep on saying ' Please do not power off or unplug your Machine installing updates; Really annoying me please help me fix this issue


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My son bought an IPOD and sometimes plugging in the USB cable or unplugging of it causes the computer to reboot and go thru disk scan for errors.

He has a Dell 4100 with WinXP SP2 and it has only 2 USB ports on the back where one is connected to my Linksys wireless adapter - the other one he uses between the IPOD and Printer interface.

Most of the time the actual IPOD is not connected to the end of the USB cable when we remove the USB cable

any ideas would be appreciated

A:plug/unplug USB for IPOD causes REBOOT

looking for any help on this one


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Looks like if I want to get the full boost speeds in every core I need to unplug the charger and then pug it back to get it. If I start the Laptop while plugged in, only 2 of the 4 cores boost (3300Mhz+) and the other 2 are stuck at 1400Mhz. The problem solves if I unplug and then plug the charger then I get the boost on every core. How can I solve this behaviour?

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Ok so before this lag i used windows vista (worked fine) and now i use windows 7 and when i unplug and plug in my computer i get really bad lag and sometimes it disconnects me from my wireless network and reconnects me. Now this happens about 80% of the time and its mostly when im running a game or when i have multiple programs open.

Computer Specs:

Computer Name: Compaq Presario CQ50-142US

Mother Board: Winstron Model: 360B

Cpu: Intell(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz

Ram: 3072 MBs

Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) Express Chipset Family

If you need any more info just leave a response saying so and ill post what i can.

A:Cpu Maxes Out On Plug/Unplug Of Computer.

BUMP I still have this problem.

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I have a Motorola modem and WBR-1310 D-Link Router connected to the my computer and sometimes when I start my computer I don't get an internet or network connection. I have found a way to fix this temporarily by turning off my computer and then unplugging it for 5-10 seconds and plugging it in again. It works fine after that. This happens about every other day. It would be really helpful if anyone could tell me what the problem might be. Thanks!

I have already tried resetting the router and the modem!

A:Have to unplug/plug pc to get internet connection

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The alert sound when plugging or unplugging a USB device keeps going off out of nowhere while the laptop is running normally. Sometimes it does it 5 times in a row, when I haven't even plugged/unplugged anything. Any solution for this?

A:Keep hearing USB plug/unplug sound

You should probably check for new driver availability for your chipset drivers. Working drivers must be found to make this work. You should send feedback on this if that is available at your beta participation level.. The Misc. forum in this group has a 'comments' thread. You can add your experience, to help the dev team identify problem devices.Have Comments about Windows 7 RC (Do not post questions here).url: Rating posts helps other users
Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP

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Hello,I am really upset ! I can't find any clue about my problem :I cannot shutdown and power off my OMNIBOOK 6000 ! from soft Windows XP shutdown command or even hard switch action, the notabook stops quite correctly, and power off, and start again after 1 second or even less.... What is possible to do for this !!Need to say also : I installed Windows XP, all was working very very fine ! Only problem was this sleeping mode that isn’t coming back correctly about screen (staying black at wake up) . But about shutdown, all was working.. for now, only way to switch on is to put AC/ plug inside, and it starts directly… and switch off by removing it at the best moment possible when hearing the fans stopping… (before it starts again)this problem appeared without any reason (no installation, no special actions…)I formatted and reinstalled ALL, and is the same problem staying anyway LDo anyone think it can be from the harware itself ? (power switch) ??So many people seems to have. Did Hewlett Packard not do anything for this ?? I'll pay anyone having the answer for me !!!my email : dragonfly_helicosXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com(Moderator edit: E-mail address removed to foil spambot harvesting. jgweed)

A:Laptop Not Shutting Off Or On.. Only With Plug / Unplug Is It Pnp ?

If you have reinstalle dWindows and the same problem persits then that eliminates Windows. I would suggest getting your computer checked out by a qualified tech that can go thru the computer on the spot.

From first hand experience I would try on thing and this only applies to desktop type computers not to laptops.

Take the side off when there is no power turned on and make syre all of the connections are tight. Ohter than this take it in to the repair shop.

Have a good one.

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I have a computer i built first one in a long time and its been about 5 years since i have windows. I have the issue that if i boot up it will play audio over hdmi to my tv i have hooked up fine but when i plug in headphone to front jack they work fine. when i unplug my headphones it wont play over hdmi it says there is no devices attached. but i rebot with hdmi plugged in and its fine .

A:Audio over hdmi until i plug in earphones an unplug them.

What Video do you have? You show "Intel" but there are no Intel video cards. There is Intel video built into some CPU's, which I assume is what you have.

What sound driver do you have for the PC? It looks like the built in audio on that motherboard is VIA. If you do not have the correct VIA driver (e.g. only the generic basic function Windows installed HD Audio Codec), get the driver from MSI. As MSI does not list Windows 8 drivers, the Win 7 will work for Windows 8, but may not work correctly for Windows 8.1. This may or may not correct the problem, but its important to have the correct sound driver, with the jack detection.

The HDMI, if an HDMI cable is attached normally automatically switches to the HDMI audio output and sets itself as the default audio playback device. Plugging in a headphone, if it changes the audio playback to the headphones instead of HDMI, should automatically change back to HDMI. But, if it does not, manually setting the HDMI as the Default Playback device, in the Sound Panel, should take care of it, rather than having to reboot.

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Just about every time I plug in or unplug my flash drive my computer resets itself...I've been looking for answers on google, but I haven't found any real answers...I have Windows Vista Home Premium...If you need any more info just ask...any help appreciated, thanks!

This hasn't always been a problem, it has only been happening for two weeks at most.

A:Restart when I plug in or unplug flash drive.

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Hey guys,
First of all, english aint my native language, so maybe ill make a few grammer / vocabulary mistakes.

Ok, so. i got myself a new computer.
CPU: AMD phenom 955 quad core.
RAM: 6 gb
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770.
OS: windows 7 64x

On the front theres an mic and speaker plug, think its analogue (dont know if im correct).
My normal speakers are in the back side.
I can plug a headset-speaker plug in the front side.
But as soon as i put the microphone end in it too, my pc will scream the 2 messages;
you plugged in a sound device.
you unplugged a sound device.

about 40 times a minute i get this. And it makes my sound stutter like a mad-man

So, i'd really get it fixed, makes me go berserk ^^.
Best regards,

A:Constant plug / unplug sound device.

you say you bought this computer? did you get it from someone? or did you put it together yourself? So while your headset is plugged into your computer 40x a min. its will make that noise with it still plugged in?

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My windows 7 every 5 min get hang and the sound of plug and unplug usb devise. ( my usb mouse and keyboard are jammed .)http://speccy.piriform.com/results/1IMHFfrHoY8n2QkyPswTKOD

A:Win7 Hangs & USB Plug/Unplug Sound

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

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Hi, my T440s won't start until i unplug/plug-in the batteries. If i push the power button there is zero reaction (no led, nothing). Then i unplug internal and external battery, plug them back in - and it works very normal. It lasts for a few switch-on/off, then the same problem again and i have to unplug/plug-in the batteries. The longer i leave the T440s switched off the more likely it is that the error occurs again. The batteries seem to be ok, i tested them both. Also if i only have one battery plugged-in - the same error. Anyone an idea what the problem might be? Thanks  

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I have a emachine T6212 with windows xp sp2 recently set up 3 months ago. The big blue light and the little yellow light on the tower stay on when I boot, and the light on monitor stays yellow. I have to plug and unplug to actually boot and it is slow. Last week I couldn't shut off computer, because spysweeper and other programs were not responding, I had to cancel programs for computer to shut off. I thought it was virus because 1 month ago I allowed communication when prompted from Norton that suspicious malicous activity possible if I continue , I was trying to download my picture onto a website. I ran a scan and it was clean. I called Norton and they said to deactivate spysweeper and it would take care of the boot problem. I wanted to check for advice on this site first. I am not familiar with some computer terms so please be patient with me. Thank you for any help with this.

A:Solved: Computer not booting unless plug and unplug

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My microphone does not work after I reboot/start my computer unless I unplug it for about 5 seconds and plug it back in so RealTek can redetect it. Then it works fine until I shut it off or reboot the computer and then I must do it again.

I have looked on Google and I can't find anything, just other people having the same exact problem without fixes.

I have a BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX Full-Atx mobo from newegg right here: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I have the latest BIOS version as well. I used the BIOS update utility that came on the motherboard CD. I also have the latest RealTek drivers and have tried reinstalling several times. And like I said before, this was happening before I reformatted too, but strangely about 2 weeks before I formatted it just stopped happening and worked fine...... so strange.

Help please!


A:Mic doesn't work unless i unplug, plug back in

Make sure that your front audio ports are plugged into the motherboard, and are not loose.

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Hello everone, I have a problem with my lenovo yoga 900, which is when I plug the charger after some moment it will (unplug) then instantly plug again, this process keeps going until my battery is getting fully charged from to time to time (maybe 20 unplug > plug while single fully charging cycle). I asked a repairer and suggsted to me to change the battery cord but it didnt solve the problem. also the USB charger port works properly for reding USB flashes with no plug > unplug. I wonder where is the problem, is it in the power supply soI should buy a completely new one (power supply with cord) or it is in battery? because both costs too much to test, Is there somebody tell me how can I fixthis problem? thanks...

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My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug cord and plug back in! I know there are many things it could be but I will explain a little of the situation. It started about a little while ago when I came to turn the computer on. It would not start. I unplugged the computer and pressed the power button and it started. I have been doing some experimenting and found this out.
On the mobod there are three little blue lights. When I push the power button one of the blue lights will come on and not the other two and it won't start. I then unplug the cord and the blue light goes out after about 5 seconds. I plug it back in and push power and it starts. It runs fine when on.
It is and Epox mobod with an antec case and a 350watt smart psu.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?

A:My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug it & plug back in.


I'm just a newbie but I had that problem tonight and I found a solution buy putting my new PSU in

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Whenever I plug in the charger the screen blinks black for a second, but goes back to normal afterward, and lags the computer for a few seconds (i figured that because my music or videos skips on WMP). The same thing happens when I unplug the charger.  I didn't used to have this problem, it started happening when I reinstalled windows xp pro or updated to service package 2.  But the previous times when I reinstalled windows, it never gave me this problem.  The first time my brother reinstalled Windows he had this problem, and recently just reinstalled windows and he doesn't have this problem.  Also, we have the same exact laptop and we used the same Windows XP Pro. disc.I don't know how to bring up all my information, I'm guessing its called BIOS, but I have a Dell Latitude D531, it has AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 1gb of RAM, using SP2, using an OEM battery and charger(I highly doubt the battery and charger are the problem, but I thought I should mention that).If you need anymore information I'm more than welcome to get it as long as you'll willing to tell me how to find it if I have trouble.
Any help will be well appreciated. Thanks

A:Why does my screen blink black when I plug or unplug my charger?

To help others who search. Posted by Shafimuhammad here:
The video "refresh rate" is switching between 60Hz (on AC power) and 50Hz (on battery power), and the screen momentarily goes blank.
While on AC power, Desktop>Right Click>Properties>Settings>Advanced>Monitor. Here, under Monitor settings, set the Screen Refresh Rate to 50 Hertz. After applying these settings, the blinking problem gets fixed.

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My new mouse is not getting detected when I start my PC. I have to unplug & plug to make it work every time. It works on another PC fine. My USB ports are fine and my earlier USB mouse still works fine. I removed-install driver from Device Manager, but no use. 
My laptop: Dell Inspiron 3443 on Windows 10
My mouse: Prolink Furax PMG9002 (gaming mouse)
I think the problem is that the mouse need more power than the ports can supply, maybe?
Any idea how to fix this?

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My assumption of this issue is that my USB reader is making a false reading of what ever device that isn't connected. It also seems to affect my PC performance when it happens. I disconnected all of USB devices on my Desktop PC, but it kept making those sounds. I also used this tool called USB Log View to determine what is it trying to read. I tried to disable the device that showed up through usage of Device Manager, but it didn't work. I attached the screenshot so if you can tell anything from it let me know.

A:USB reader occasionally makes plug/unplug sound

If I were you, I would start by checking all of your drivers and making sure that they are updated, especially the USB drivers. I can't promise that this will fix your issue, but I've seen several people complain about the plug/unplug sound and many of them have been fixed by certain drivers being updated. You should be able to check them for updates within Device Manager. You can also try going to your motherboard's manufacturer's website and downloading them from there.

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Hello everyone.
Love this place. I just got a new computer. HP Pavilion DV4 and it connects to the internet wirelessly only if I unplug my router (in attic) and plug it back in.
Right now I am at. IPv4 Address: with the subnext mask- default gateway

Orginally- it tries to connect to server: (says Can't communicate with Prinary DNS)

Is it possible that the wireless card is sending packets to the wrong place?

It said while not working 3k received and 12K received- Linkysis Befw11s4 v4

A:Must unplug Linksys Wireless-B and Plug back in to get INTERNET

Actually, with that public IP address it would appear that the router is connected to the modem incorrectly. Make SURE the modem is connected to the WAN/Internet port on the router, not one of the LAN/Network ports.

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It is my understanding that when unplugging this laptop, u should unplug from the wall before the laptop. If the pc is off, does it matter which order to unplug?? I would like to leave the wall plug connected and undo the laptop end as it is in an easier to reach place. Any thoughts? Thanks.

A:Compaq CQ62 laptop plug/unplug query

You should be fine just unplugging at the laptop. Think about what happens when you use a docking station. You simply remove the laptop from the dock. The power remains on to the dock. There's no reason you can't simply unplug from the laptop and leave the power brick plugged in, other than wasting a bit of electricity ...

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So I was playing playing a little BFBC2 earlier tonight, when by mistake, I disconnected the power cord from my UPS with my foot, resulting in the computer shutting down abruptly.

My question is, what are the consequences of this kind of hard shutdown? should I be concerned with damages done to my system/hardware? (BFBC2 is a pretty demanding game, so my CPU and GPU were @ full load).

Thanks in advanced.

A:Abrupt shutdown (power cable pulled by mistake)

Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy

So I was playing playing a little BFBC2 earlier tonight, when by mistake, I disconnected the power cord from my UPS with my foot, resulting in the computer shutting down abruptly.

My question is, what are the consequences of this kind of hard shutdown? should I be concerned with damages done to my system/hardware? (BFBC2 is a pretty demanding game, so my CPU and GPU were @ full load).

Thanks in advanced.

The possibilities range from no damage to complete HD fail. Chances are really high that there was no damage at all and if you have a back up (you do have a backup right?) no possibility of data loss
Turn it on and find out

Ken J

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Hello all,
Here is my problem. I am running a USB mouse on my notebook. I want to preface this by saying I have had this notebook for about 2 years and never had a problem, however I just got my computer back about a week ago, The video card/motherboard took a crap and had to be replaced. Now when I am working my mouse will stop working whenever the computer goes into stand by, and other times I will just be working on the computer and the mouse will inexplicable stop working and be completely unresponsive. This is an optical mouse and the light is still on so it seems to be getting power. Also a few times it stopped working, I would click a few buttons and move it a bit and it will start working again in about 10 seconds after it completes all the clicks and movements I had made, but for the most part when it stops working, it just stops and I must unplug it from the usb port and plug it back in to get it to work again, at least for a few minutes until it stops working again. This problem does not seem to be happening to any of my other USB devices as I do alot of video editing and have an external USB hard drive hooked up all the time and have not had any problems since getting my computer back. Also just as a note I have tried other usb drives on the computer, but seems to just be this mouse that won't work right. I have plugged in this mouse to my desktop and it does not freeze on my desktop.. What could be causing this?

My system specs are
HP ZD7000us Notebook Com... Read more

A:Usb Mouse Stops Working Have To Unplug And Plug Back In To Resume

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Hi everyone,

Is it possible to prevent reset of icon size inside a folder, or to have an adaptative (to avoid having too many blank space) icon size in folders?
Another question, probably a lot easier: is it possible to avoid Windows automatic Optimize this folder for?

A:Lock icon size (even if moving a folder or if I plug unplug a storage)

Welcome to Seven Forums Joljo. For the Optimize issue, this seems to be a windows thing, where even though you set everything the way you like, Windows has it's own ideas that said, have a look at the registry edit in this thread

Disable "optimize this folder for..."

It's always advised to make a system image before doing any regostry editing, or at least make a backup of the registry

Registry - Backup and Restore

As to the icon issue, I'm afraid I don't know quite what the issue is, can you explain the behaivor and what triggers it?

A Guy

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Greetings and thanks for past help. I have posted this problem before. I have tried some of the simpler proposed solutions, but basically live with the problem.

A few times a week (randomly) everything will be frozen. Nothing, including CTL-ALT-DEL works. Unpluging computer (my offswitch is software dependent) is the only solution.

The other day, I suspect I caught the computer in the act. There was an apparent freeze, but I hit CTL-ALT-DEL several times in frustration.

Finally Task Master showed up and the computer seemed to be building an infinite string of TASKMGR.EXE files. Is this a possible or a known problem or was there just one for each time I hit that keyboard combo ?

My memory checks no error in 24 hours, I run registry fix programs almost daily (almost always something), etc. General operation is normal to a little slow. Freeze happens in any mode and running anysoftware - or running nothing.


A:XP freeze - must unplug computer

Try this,it may or may not help, click on Tools then on manage add ons,then on enable or disable add ons, and disable everything in the list,and see if its any better,sometimes it is, sometimes its not the answer, but its something to try,it worked when I had the same problem ....

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I have had nothing but problems recently with my Microsoft mouse stopped working. I tried everything Microsoft said to do and nothing has taken care of the problem. The problem has to be Windows 8.1's latest updates. I never had the problem prior to loading
up the last few updates. What's going on? I just ordered another mouse, I'll see soon if it's a hardware problem.

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I was just told that if and when I reformat I need to unplug my ethernet cable. Correct or incorrect? Some help please?

A:Should unplug my ethernet cable to format?

Take it acer told you that. No you don't need to.

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i have Asus X450JF with windows 8.1 pro 64bit. everytime i turn on the laptop, and i plug the HDMI cable, there is no sound on my TV even in the playback devices. i unplug and replug the cable then the sound appeared on my TV. i already tried many drivers (from intel and the asus manufactured drivers) but i still to plug twice the cable to get the sound on my TV.
is this a bug or there is something wrong with the HDMI?

A:Windows 8.1 HDMI cable must plug twice to get sound on TV

No other HDMI device (monitor/TV) to test? Tried a different cable? It could be the TV not detecting it until it gets the hand shake by plugging the cable in.

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OK. I im in a desper need of hight tech help. I bought a used wireless router by buffalo. I traid to connect it to my DSL modem. All of the sadden I couldn't connect to the internet and on the network connections it shows that Connection 1 cable is unplug and same thing on connection 2. Divice manager shows the network adapter is working find with no problems reported. I even reinstalled a fresh copy of windows xp pro, but still did not fix the problem.
This is a costum made desktop. The motherboard is a P5N32-SLI SE with Intel CPU E6660. The network adapter is part of the motherboard. I have a lready disconnected the wireless router but still shows the unplag cable message. I do not see any lights on either of the network connections. The motherboard has two ethernet connections; connection 1 and connection 2. Both of these connections do not show and activity on their LEDs. When i do ipoconfig, it shows media disconnected message.

Thank you and please let me know if you need additional information...

A:Media Disconnected/ ANetwork Cable is Unplug

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:


PING yahoo.com



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Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!

A:Solved: Windows freezes when I plug in ethernet cable.

Gripen40k said:

Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!Click to expand...

Just out of curiosity, are you connected 24/7 as for dsl line, or are you dial-up, and do you plug in the ethernet cable while the system is live, or do you do it while the system is turned off.

Plug in the cable while the system is turned off, or reboot your computer with the cable connected. When the OS reboots, it should be able to detect that the cable is not disconnected from the ethernet hardware and boot successfully.

You should also check the ethernet card mfg website for an up-to-date driver for your ethernet card to make sure it has the latest driver.

Hope this helps,

-- Tom

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