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Re: SATA Native mode enable or disable?

Q: Re: SATA Native mode enable or disable?

Hello my laptop doesn't allow any operatingsystem to be installed. it always shows meerrors such like " ...drive needs is missing..." or"windows can't install in drive 0"It's :Note book model : hp 14 notebook PCBIOS version : F.24processor type : intel(r) celeronI really need help to fixe this

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I had a Windows 32 System Error.  A file was corrupt or missing.I first had to go into the Bios and disable SATA Native Mode.Then, I put in the Windows Recovery Disk I purchased from Amazon.I went to a screen that read, "Microsoft Windows XP(TM) Recovery ConsoleThe Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery.Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer. 1. D:\MiniNT Which Windows installation would you like to log onto(To cancel, press ENTER) This didn't  work at all. So I went back to try a step (Recovery Mode F11) that initially didn't work but I noticed more progress since I disabled the SATA Native mode. So I went to Recovery Mode and this time it worked.I recovered Windows back to Factory settings.Do I have to go back and enable SATA Native now?

A:SATA Native mode enable or disable?

Hi: It is best if you can, but you cannot until you install the SATA ACHI driver. If you have an Intel processor, I can help you do that.  If you have an AMD processor, I can't because I don't know how. If you have a notebook with an Intel processor, please post your full notebook model. It isn't really a big deal if you can't change the setting back. You'll hardly notice any difference. It is just that ACHI mode allows the hard drive to perform more efficiently for lack of a better word. See this article for more info. http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-ahci-and-ide/ Paul

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this is a common and good business machine: HP DC5800 SFF, processor E8400 dual core.
all I'm trying to do is make sure sata is in native mode before fresh install of Ultimate x64. I have two other older DC-series and don't have the same setup screens [at least not identical]. no issues with those.
the BIOS 786f2 v01.51.

anyone know if there is a hidden menu somewhere? if not, anyone know what the defaults are for sata devices? I'm stumped. in fact, I can't even find a real bios file on the normally-competent hp support site.... rather what I find are replication utilities. If I were to flash the bios I would need to do it via usb... but can't find a real bios file

any help would be appreciated. it shouldn't have come to this

A:HP DC5800 : no option for sata native mode???

If you have the Small Form Factor version, try this for a bios
HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
For another form factor machine try here
HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center

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I installed XP on a SATA drive in IDE mode. I would like to switch it to the native setting but have been unable to figure out how to find the right drivers and install them. This is a Gateway computer model FX510 S. I loaded all additional drivers that came packaged with original computer.

Here is info on my system:

Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6600 @2.40GHz
2.40Ghz, .99 GB of RAM

Board: Intel Corporation OEMD975XLAG1 AAD50908-203
Serial Number: BQLA647000C0
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. LA97510J.15A.0045.2006.0711.1639 07/11/2006

Disk Drives:

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers:
Intel(R)8201g (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
Intel(R)8201 GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 27CO

I understand (now) that the prefered method is installing drivers concurrently with operating system. However, I would prefer to not reinstall operating system if possible as all other software and profiles are loaded and up to date. I wiped the original drive and am rebuilding this surplused computer for a local non profit.

Many thanks in advance!


A:Installed XP on SATA drive in IDE mode - how to install drivers and use as native

The drive is setup correctly (ie: IDE mode). I'm not sure what you mean by "native settings". It should be running fine as is.

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I have a motherboard Asus p5k se/epu( intel p35 board). I felt that my sata drive emulated in IDE mode... So i want to fully utilize the sata drive in xp.

Therefore I follow the method provided by other forum's member.

But the problem is that my bios setting only have one option that allowed me to select.. which is IDE mode ONLY!!! Where is the AHCI mode ?

Or any of you have your own standard way to enable AHCI mode? teach me please...?

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Anyone out there knows if it's possible to enable/disable (turn on/turn off) Airplane Mode either using CMD or with two separated shortcuts (i.e. desktop shortcut 1 enables Airplane Mode, desktop shortcut 2 disables Airplane Mode)?

A:Enable/Disable Airplane Mode with CMD or shortcut?

Hello TheRene,

I'm not aware of a way to toggle this with a shortcut, but you might see if using the "Networks" shortcut below may help make it easier to turn airplane mode on/off from the Start screen or where you like.

Networks flyout Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I'm in the midst of reconfiguring IE Enterprise mode for a customer. Here's the current state:

There is a site list at http://ieem.internal.domain/production.xmlThe site list is readable by all users and contains the correct current list of sites and rendering modes (maintained by the Site Manager tool)Active Group Policy settings:Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Use the Enterprise Mode IE website list: Enabled, Location = http://ieem.internal.domain/production.xmlUser Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Use the Enterprise Mode IE website list: Enabled, Location = http://ieem.internal.domain/production.xml
If I browse to a site in the Site List, Enterprise Mode is not enabled.
If I now set EITHER of these policy settings:

Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode from the Tools Menu: Enabled; ORUser Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Let users turn on and use Enterprise Mode from the Tools Menu: Enabled;
the user is still not forced into Enterprise Mode. However, they can turn on Enterprise Mode manually and the site list appears to apply correctly (as long as they turn it on on a page where it's supposed to b... Read more

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If you want to boot into Safe Mode to try and fix any issue, you need to enable it manually because it doesn't come enabled in Windows 8 by default.
To enable and use Safe Mode, follow the inline steps:
1. Click Start and click Search.
2. Type cmd and press Enter. cmd.exe appears in the results list.
3. Right-click on cmd.exe. An Advanced icon displays on the lower, right corner of the screen.
4. Click on Advanced icon and select Run as administrator. The User Account Control dialog box gets displayed.
5. Click Yes to continue.
6. Type bcdedit /enum /v on the command prompt and press Enter.
7. Type bcdedit /copy on the command prompt but this time do not press Enter.
8. Now, you need to add the identifier of the Windows Boot Loader with a description. For this scroll down to the Windows Boot Loader display. Right-click and select Mark from the popup menu. It will highlight the identifier. Press Enter to copy it
9. Go to the command prompt where you typed the command, right click and select Paste from the popup menu. The identifier gets copied after that command.
10. Press Space and type /d "Windows 8 Developer Preview (Safe Mode)" and press Enter to execute the whole command i.e. (bcdedit /copy identifier (copied) /d "Windows 8 Developer Preview (Safe Mode)"
11. Type Exit and press Enter to close command prompt
12. Again go to Start >> Search and type msconfig and press En... Read more

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Autopilot cannot be enabled, it auto toggles back to user mode, and game mode cannot be switched off. How can this be fixed?

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Hi there , i'm using the " HP ENVY 15-j037tx" laptop & there are limitations on bios settings. How can i change my  sata mode to AHCI ? because i recently upgraded with a m.2 (128GB SSD) . it can optimised my laptop's performance. and also i want the Option ROM message to "Force".  is there any bios upgrade or UEFI trick available ? or advanced bios ?Sincerely,Me

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Hi, I have a bios version 7 on me pc and I dont have a update for a bios 8.I really need to disable secure boot and enable legacy mode but I dont have that option.Is there a way or a trick that I can do this?

A:Disable Secure Boot and enable legacy mode

@Siemen,Did you system originally have WIN 7, as listed here?   If so, the BIOS is correct at rev 7.  You can not  use the newer UEFI graphic cards because there is NO update BIOS available.  Your correct, you do not have a way to disable secure boot and enable legacy. In another post you asked, and got no answer.Yes, the GTX 660 will work, with an adequate new PSU.  Recommend EVGA GTX 600 and Corsair CX600 PSU.  On the GTX 750Ti inquiry, only chance would be the Hybrid vBIOS cards.  PSW<> The GTX 670's are a tad touchy.

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hi all. i just got an asus a8r32 mvp deluxe crossfire board, and it has tons of options in the bios im not used to seeing. one of them, under storage, allows you to run your sata drives in 'emulated pata mode' or 'AHCI mode.' i have read that AHCI is faster, but what exactly does it do, and how do I get my computer to support it, because everytime I enable it my system reboots and will not load windows. thanks.

A:Sata Drives - How Do I Enable My Motherboard To Run Them In Ahci Mode?

answered my own question yet again, i need to install the sata drivers during a windows install, and ahci is not recommended for single machines anyway.

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Hi, I recently purchased P53s in Windows 10. I've been trying to dual boot with Ubuntu but the computer doesn't recognize the SSD when booting with a flash drive. In bios, I can't find a place for changing the SATA mode to AHCI (no sata configuration). Should I update the bios? Please let me know what to do. Thanks!

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I'm puzzled by this. I have a laptop [cpq] that has no floppy, just dvd/rw.
I've installed at different times both win xp MCE 2005, and Win xp Pro sp3.
In both cases, installing from disc, when I hit F6 hoping to install the intel sata driver, I got no response. Of course, I had to flip the BIOS/setup to "compatibility" mode to even get the sata drive recognized for install. I have not seen good reports of hacking the registry after the fact to try to get the sata back to native mode. so I"m stuck

I would like to install an SATA SSD in this rig, but this issue is defeating me. How do I get a native-sata install done so i reap at least SOME of the benefit of the change to SSD??

A:Solved: Installing native SATA Win XP Pro for SSD ??

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Kind of an interesting issue but when I enable SATA native support in BIOS and try to boot to windows vista home premium it blue screens and does not load. Disabling it fixes this issue and boots fine, isn't vista supposed to have native SATA support built in? Any ideas on why it is not working? I know it does not work with XP but this is the first time I have had issues with it in Vista, cant remember turning it off in BIOS so it must have been off since I got the system two years ago.

System is a HP DV8230US laptop, 3GB RAM, 160GB Seagate 7200RPM, 1.66GHZ Intel Core Duo, not that it really matters .

A:Vista and native SATA support

Try to write down that blue screen stop code error you get, and post it for better help. Is that hard drive a SATA type, or just a standard PATA IDE type drive ? I do know that the AHCI mode of SATA configuration in the BIOS is only supported by Vista and not XP. On my new Intel based ASUS board computer, in the BIOS options for SATA are as; AHCI or as; IDE, and in that IDE mode there is 3 options; disabled, compatible, and enhanced.

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Hi Everyone
Use Vista HP 32 bit and have an issue which is possibly more hardware than Vista specific so apologies in advance if that?s the case:
Using a DELL XPS 420 which is about three years old and was preloaded with Vista.
I need to carry out a procedure to ?flash and spoof? my xbox 360 (to play DVD back ups of legally acquired games) and this involves connecting the xbox 360 DVD drive to my PC etc etc. The process requires ?access to your PCs native SATA controller?. This sounds like Serbo Croat to me but I understand that this is rarely the case so folk opt to use a specific PCI to SATA card which I have ordered.
I am also advised to disable the driver if using a VIA card.
Quite simply can someone advise me?
1. Is it likely with my kit and OS that I would have access to the native SATA controller? How would I check this?
2. I checked Device Manager and hardware for a VIA card but don?t seem to have one. Is the VIA card and the PCI to SATA card one and the same so wouldn?t be there until I Install the latter?
Apologies if this is a bit off topic but I am genuinely confused and confounded and am struggling to get responses on other forums.
Many thanks for your time.

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I have recently purchased a HP dv6547tx laptop with Vista preinstalled like many of you and would like to preferrably dual boot XP and Vista than to clean install XP. I have read in length every post on this forum and others online detailing the process of performing this and have a firm grasp on what i'm doing, although i cannot proceed until i work out how to disable the Sata Native Support that is supposed to be in BIOS.

This is the SATA info in device manager "Intel (R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI controller (Mobile ICH7M)" Therefore, I am sure that the HD is Sata, so i've ruled that out as the explanation.

When I enter BIOS from Startup, I enter System Configuration and Sata Native Support is nowhere to be found. Not on the main Sys Config screen, not under Boot Options and then even further in, not under Boot Order.

So how do i successfully disable Sata Native Support if I am given no option to do so in BIOS?

If someone ... anyone has an answer to this I would be very appreciative.


A:No SATA Native Support Option in BIOS?

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Hi people

I recently bought a SATA Seagate Hard Drive when i enable SATA Native support in the bios my pc doesnt boot windows properly and i get stuck on the HP Invent screen a blue screen flashes up too quick to read then I get a choice of starting in safe mode and last known good config

If I select one its just gets stuck in a loop and doesnt get to the desktop

Is anyone able to suggest anything I could do? when i disable SATA native it boots up ok


A:Laptop not booting Native SATA is enabled

Keep it disabled - we have to for our HP laptops

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Does the motherboard for a HP Pavilion a1777c TV PC have support for EIDE HDDs as well as for SATA? I bought this computer for $15.00 at a thrift store and it has no HDD. By the loose cables inside it's clear that the original HDD was SATA. I do not have any spare SATA HDDs but I do have some EIDE drives sitting in a few old computers that I no longer use. I've seen a few pictures on the HP site that identified IDE/EIDE connectors on HP motherboards that look pretty similar to a couple empty connectors on this MB. I just want to find out for sure from someone here since I can't seem to get a definitive answer on my own investigation.I would like to try to fix this computer up as a PVR. It has a Hauppauge Wintv HVR 1600 TV tuner already. All things being equal, I would rather get a new SATA drive, but I would hate to spend the money when I don't even know for sure that there isn't something wrong with the machine that won't show up until I install a HDD and try to install Vista (the OS it shipped with) and all the drivers.Currently I don't have another computer that I would want to put a new SATA drive into as a secondary if this HP doesn't work properly.On the other hand, I think that the biggest EIDE HDD I have is 250GB -- and used. Free is great, but....I'll have to sort out my priorities myself, but first I need to know whether it's even possible to use a EIDE HDD in this computer (without an adapter).Also, the DVD drive is still hooked up with SATA cables. Providing ... Read more

A:HP Pavilion a1777c Motherboard Native Support For Both SATA ...

Your motherboard does have suppport for EIDE and SATA hard disks.  I suggest purchaseing and using a new SATA drive. You never know when a EIDE drive is going to stop functioning and really disappoint you.  

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How do you switch Windows 2003 sever active directory from mixed to native mode? any help is greatly appreciated

A:native mode

I'm out of my domain here, but this site might help

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How can I open a file in Native Mode? Please help Thank you

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I just got a brand new HP Pavilion dm4t CTO notebook PC, and when I tried to put it into sleep mode, the system not only failed to go to sleep, it also failed to break the sleep operation when I attempted to "wake it up". This was when the computer was running on battery power; the computer has successfully gone to sleep when plugged in. The power plan tells the computer to go to sleep on lid close whether or not it is plugged in. What should happen is this:
* Display turns off
* Three to five seconds pass
* LEDs for Mute and Wireless turn off
* The round HP logo backlight on the lid turns off
* The hard drive (and fan, if spinning) stops spinning
* Upon opening the lid, everything turns back on and the system asks me to unlock my ID
* I/O devices respond normally

What happens is this:
* Display turns off
* LEDs for Mute and Wireless remain lit
* The round HP logo backlight remains lit
* The hard drive continues to spin. Not sure what the fan does as I haven't let it get to that point yet.
* Upon opening the lid, no status change occurs i.e. everything that was running keeps running and everything that was off remains off, as if the lid were never opened
* Input devices elicit no response

Similar problems were experienced with an HP Pavilion dv3 notebook PC running Windows 7 RTM (Vista upgrade using HP's discs). (The dv3 is close to being retired due to insurmountable hardware problems.)

To return my computer to working state, I have to po... Read more

A:New PC w/ native W7, but system failed to enter sleep mode

I'm bumping this topic because the situation has not improved.

It seems that if the computer is powered on (awake or asleep) when I remove the AC adapter, and then I try to put it into sleep mode while on battery power by closing the lid, the exact events I described in the first post (see "What happens is this:") occur. This is a fundamental flaw that should be fixed.

I have received only those updates that were applied automatically either by Windows Update, by HP Support Assistant, or by individual software items (Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, etc.). My BIOS is the same as it was when my computer arrived: F.15 (I believe it's the same as on HP's webpage).

I have installed the following software on my computer. Perhaps one of these applications is known to cause this problem?

- Microsoft Office Academic Professional 2010
- Trainz Railroad Simulator 12 by Auran
- Sony Vegas Pro 10.0e
- Google Chrome
- ChemDraw Pro by CambridgeSoft
- MiKTeX and TeXWorks (LaTeX typesetting)
- SynthFont MIDI mixer
- Anvil Studio MIDI composer
- Steam Client with Portal 2 and Garry's Mod
- iTunes x64
- aTube Catcher (YouTube downloader)
- Skype

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this is an ASUS X83V notebook - Setting the SATA operation to 'compatible' mode at installation, Win8 CP installed fine, no hitches. Switched BIOS to Enhanced/full mode and it fails.

I recall this sort of problem from XP installs where tricks were needed to support SATA, but I do not recall this on Seven. Will Win 8 not detect the right controller, fetch the right driver? Do I need to manually force-install, reboot, reselect enhanced mode, and go from there?


A:Are SATA issues like Vista?? Can't operate in full SATA mode

Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.

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Hi All,

Can anyone let me know how to Enable/Disable USB port in Registry ?

Waiting for your reply.


A:How to Enable Disable USB in Win XP

Hi Sivags,
I looked through all my registry stuff and found nothing. But........I do recall that there is s search function in the regedit under the Edit tab I think. You might be able to search for USB and find exactly what your are looking for.

Not much help, but it might pay off.

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Hi Everyone,
Have an annoying problem.When i turn my computor on, to use the net i have to first disable then enable to get to my home page i use, my router shows a permenant connection, and i have no problem useing the net once i have completed this process. I use windows xp professional and have all the latest updates from microsoft. I also am unable to turn on my system firewall although im advised that my router has its own firewall and im quite safe. Anyone got any idea's

Regards Andi

A:Disable Enable

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Can anyone please tell how to enable/disable the

1.USB port

2.CD/DVD Drive

in the Windows. i have win Xp SP3 installed on my system.


A:Enable/disable USB

You could probably disable them using Hardware profiles but probably not what you want.

My other suggestion.
Remove the IDE cable from the motherboard for the cdrom.

As for the USB.

And another option.

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I always get a message, probably after 2 weeks, telling me that If you would like your computer plugged in for more than 2 weeks... And then it recommends me to enable "Desktop mode" but I don't really understand what it does.

So, which better? Enable or Disable it?


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I am using Nero Rom burn and Nero Vision Express.

I heard in burning dvds one should enable DMA on your computer ?

Why is this and what does this do ?

How do I enable/disable DMA on Windows Xp ?


A:Enable and Disable DMA on Win. Xp

This article has some decent info -> DMA reverts to PIO | Windows Problem Solver

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Hi Guys

Please let me know how to disable DEP temporarily in Windows 8:
I tried the below but did not work:

C:\bcdedit /set {current} nx Always Off

Then I would like to set it back to normal:

C:\bcdedit /set {current} nx OptOut

When I try, the following message appears:
"An error has occurred setting the element data. The value is protected by secure boot policy and can not be modified or deleted".

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I want to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 on all windows 7 and windows 10 endpoint and enable only  TLS1.2.
I have the following question?
Is TLS 1.1 and 1.2 by default disabled in windows 7? If it is disabled, I just only need to enable TLS 1.2?
IS TLS1.1. and 1.2 by default disabled in Windows 10?
What is the difference between disable TLS by default vs disabled?
Looking forward to the answers.

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Running a benchmark on the SSD of my 2015 Toshiba laptop (z20T),
I find really slow read and write speeds (it's a SATA 6GB/s
SAMSUNG MZNTE128HMGR). The software suggests to check
whether the SSD drive is on a SATA 3.0 port.

Well, according to HWINFO the Motherboard Chipset is an
Intel Broadwell-Y PCH-LP (Premium)which with PCI features
supporting 6Gb/s on ports 2 and 3.

For the drive controller of the SSD I find"Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 1.5Gb/s"
which I understand to mean that the SSD is capable of SATA 3 (=6Gb/s)
but currently runs with SATA 1 (=1.5Gb/s).

If that's correct, how do I tell this laptop to use SATA 3.0 for the SSD?


A:How to enable SATA 3 for SSD?

You need to check your laptops documentation for that information....what SATA ports they are.

According to your HDD/SSD model you've listed...that model Samsung is a M.2, which is completely different then the standard SATA drives. Is this SSD already pre-installed, came with the laptop?

Try running HWiNFO64.....it's a much better program. You may need to check for driver updates as well as a BIOS update, which might correct this issue.


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Just recently I disabled my internal mic in favor of an external mic. I tried to disable it the normal way but every time I kept disabling it, it would re-enable. I went to the administrator section to disable the internal mic that way and it worked, but it worked a little too well. Now when I go into my sound menu, it says no audio devices are installed. I can't simply right click and show disabled devices to re-enable it. I know this trick and it's not helping me. No devices are showing up either way. Now that I've done this, my external mic is not even working. Usually I can figure these types of things out on my own but this one is a whole different story. Please help!

A:Can't re-enable internal mic after disable

Turns out I actually got it working. By typing "internal" in the start menu search box, there is an option to find and fix problems. Luckily, it recognized shutting off your internal mic as a problem and it fixed it.

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Hello, So my laptop has keyboard functionality to adjust brightness and etc with using F1...F12 keys. I actually like that. The problem is: when I play video games, I need to press those F1...F12 buttons quickly, but I need to press Fn key ALSO to use F1...F12 keys' normal functionality and it really annoys me. And YES, I KNOW THAT BIOS THING, but as I mentioned I like that functionality when not gaming so I don't want to restart everytime I exit/start my game. I have seen that some manufacturers' laptops have software support to disable/enable that feature temporarily without restarting and changing something in BIOS, but I haven't found anything like that on my HP LAPTOP, I AM REALLY TIRED OF THIS HP CRAP, MY LAPTOP HAS PROBLEMS IN EVERY STEP. if you can suggest something, thank you.

A:How to disable/enable Fn key when Gaming

Hi, Please try the following instructions:     http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02035108 Regards.

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When i click on a link inside a web page, i get an error indicating that a pop up window cannot be opened.

Can some one tell me how can i enable.disable pop ups on windows explorer. Also is there a way to control this on per web site basis


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Hello, I've got a 9 multimonitor system, 3X Nvidia GPU + 3X Usb UGA-165

I have disable the 8 of them, but now Win10 doesn't appear to me any of the disable monitor in "Display Settings",
I have re-enable the 5 of them using the Nvidia Control panel but I can't re-enable the Usb monitors cause they don't have control panel and Nvidia control panel doesn't control them.

The problem is that Windows "Display Settings" have remove the disable monitor, so is there any trick or registry setting that can change that?
As you can see there are missing monitors 6
, 7 and 8.

Thank you

A:How to enable a disable monitor?

Nevermind, I found a way to open old display settings

control.exe desk.cpl,Settings,@Settings

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I use my Win Vista laptop at home and the office.

I use wifi at home and wired lan at the office. My laptop does have any settings in the TCP/IP properties. Everything is at default.

Every time I I try to use it at the office I have to disable and reenable the Lan connection from Manage networks, otherwise I do not get Net connectivity (except local lan).

No problem at home.

Since everything is default it picks up my IP from DHCP and gets other settings same way.

Why do I have to Disable and Enable the Lan connection before it starts accessing the Net.

A:Enable /disable Lan connection

If you put the laptop to Sleep or Hibernation before disconnecting the cable that may the cause. Try disconnecting the cable first.

The adapter/computer may not be "signing off" the network properly. Make sure you have the latest ethernet driver.

If the laptop is not rebooted from one day to the next, and
the work router or server is reset while the laptop is away, and
the lease time is long enough for the computer to think it still deserves the "old" IP, then that is a problem. Ask the network administrator to shorten the lease time, or shut down when you transport the machine, or live with your work around.

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Our organization recently invested in a large batch of 250 G4 notebooks. I'm wondering if there's a way to quickly enable/disable the touchpad, modify something in our group policy, or distribute a driver update or something to allow for this option. Due to the environment many of our staff are working in (frequently out in the community or even operating off of mobile hotspots in their parked vehicle), many users don't use a mouse, but would like the option to turn the touchpad off while typing to avoid misplacing the cursor. Naturally, they'll need the ability to easily turn the touchpad back on without the use of a mouse in this case. As a result, I don't see navigating to the mouse settings to disable the touchpad as being a viable option, as they wouldn't have the ability to turn it back on when they were done typing. I'm used to seeing a Fn + F key option to disable the touchpad, but this doesn't seem to be available on this model. Is there a solution that would result in functionality with that level of simplicity? If not, what other options are there?

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Are there any advantages or disadvanteges in disabling iPV6? It comes enabled by default in Vista 64.

A:Enable/disable iPV6

Someone else ask this same question on another thread and I was just going to ask it as well so, no solutions here, just an attemp to bump up the thread and get an answer to it since I am having some connectivity and network printability issues myself

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I hope I am not duplicating something here. . . . I did look - Honest!

I ran into an interesting problem and found an easy fix.

First: I wanted to ENABLE AHCI because (supposedly) it improves HDD performance. (It also enables a host of other interesting features.)

I discovered the trick of setting the START paramater in the registry key:
from "3" to "0" - and then making the switch in the BIOS.

I tried to switch back, and simply resetting this start value to "3" doesn't work.

The issue here is that there are actually TWO keys that control the IDE/AHCI interface choice:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci
When the system is in IDE interface mode, the respective start values are:msahci's START value is "3"
pciide's START value is "0"
When the system is in AHCI interface mode, the respective start values are:msahci's START value is "0"
pciide's START value is "3"
It is entirely possible that setting the START value to zero in the key representing the interface type you wish to use, may cause the corresponding key in the other interface type to automagically switch to "3". I do not know this, nor have I tested it.

What works for me is setting both START values to the values that correspond to the interface I wish to use.

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A:Enable and/or Disable AHCI

Hi jharris. Welcome.

First: I wanted to ENABLE AHCI because (supposedly) it improves HDD performance. (It also enables a host of other interesting features.)

For me, the reasons to enable AHCI are Native Command Queuing and Hot Swapping, hot swapping being the most important to me.

As far as switching back and forth, I could imagine issues arising from that (including confusion as to what mode I was running in at a given time...).

But if I needed to do it as a utility to convert drives to vhd's, I would consider a dual boot, with the AHCI disabled boot just a simple OS with whatever utilities I needed to get the job done. Keeping it simple would mean a quick boot to desktop and a small partition.


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Personally I don?t agree with some of the ways that?s been listed for disabling TeaTimer. So I?m doing something about it. To Disable TeaTimer1. Right-Click you TeaTimer Icon in the System Tray. Choose ?Run SpyBot-S&D?.2. In SpyBot Search & Destroy click the Mode menu and choose Advanced.3. A dialog box will display on the screen read it then click Yes.4. In the bottom left of the SpyBot-S&D window is 3 Options. Click Tools.5. Now you will be displaying the Tools options. Click Resident.6.1. If there is a Check in: Resident ?TeaTimer? (Protection of over-all system settings) active. Uncheck it.To Re-Enable TeaTimer Follow Steps 1-5 above then do the following6.2. If there is not a Check in: Resident ?TeaTimer? (Protection of over-all system settings) active. Check it.Grinler/Mods: Please Place this where it can be of use. Fix it up as needed as well.I made all the Screenshots I haven?t contacted Patrick to see if its all right to use screenshots of his program. ?SpyBot?, ?SpyBot-S&D?, and ?SpyBot - Search & Destroy? are all Copyright of Patrick M. Kolla.

A:Disable/Enable TeaTimer

Sure you can put it where ever you want it Just hope People get a use out of it.

I sent Patrick an E-Mail asking i'm still waiting to hear back from him.
i really don't see a problem if you do give him the Credit but i'll let you know soon as i find out.

P.S. Sorry i didn't submit it like a tutorial.

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Hi not sure about this? is it good idea to configure Regedit to Enable in the Local Group Policy Editor?
I checked it and it says it's not configured it's not enabled either?
Do i just leave it ALONE or configure it?

A:Regedit - Enable or Disable?

Hello Puzzeld,

I would recommend to leave it set as Not Configured. Setting it to Enabled in GPEDIT will disable access to the registry for all users.

Regedit - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Hello forum,

This is just a simple unanswered question: can anyone explain how to enable / disable a wan ping to make the pc more stealth against hackers and port scans?



A:enable/disable ping

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How to disable/enable viewer. Need command prompt code (s).

A:Disable/ enable viewer

what do you mean by viewer?

do you mean the start bar and my computer viewer etc?

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My IE has been really alow lately. I cleaned out my temp files, ran a couple spyware/malware programs but it still seems a little sluggish. Somebody had mentioned to me to disable plug-ins that you dont need, but I am not sure which ones are necessary/unnecessary. Any thoughts are much appreciated.


A:How do I know what IE Plug-ins to enable/disable?

Well that is down to the individual.

Ask yourself what plugins do you use?

Could you post a screenshot of your plugins?

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Fellow W7 users,

This is a challenge for anybody who can help me ...nobody could figure it out yet !

In windows 7 , IE 11 I cannot-enable-or-disable-any add-ons via tools , there is a stopsign in front of it.

There are no malware or virusses
I am the administartor
I have re installed IE11 several times via tools advanced etc.
Security level in IE 11 is normal. Enhanced security is off.
I even installed Local policy Editor, and via gpedit.msc, did the following :
1, click Start menu

2, type gpedit.msc in search box, press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor

3, expand User Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components-->Internet Explorer

4, in right window, find out and double click Do not allow users to enable or disable add-ons

5, click Not Configured or Disabled

6, click OK to save settings

Allas, everyhting failed, and I still cannot change my add-ons, it is blocked. See image.
The image is dutch but it speaks for itself.

Who can help ?



A:In windows 7 , IE 11 cannot-enable-or-disable-any add-ons

Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Has this just happened? If so try a system restore to a point behind when it happened, see here:
System Restore - Microsoft Windows
If not try running sfc /scannow see here:

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