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Q: HDMI doesn't work

My machine connect to TV using HDMI doesn't work any more.
What I can think of is I install a wireless mouse driver before the promblem occur.
The TV can be accessed and doesn't show up anything, I unplug the cable and plug it in, makes no difference.
Just want to bring the screen back. I change the display mode also, but no change.
Any suggestions ?

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Preferred Solution: HDMI doesn't work

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I am so confused. Is my Lenovo 3000 N500 4233 63U HDMI compatible? Why it has the port, why the BIOS recommened/installed is NON-HDMI (version 1.10 BIOS 6GET19WW) and why it doesn't work when connected to any Tv with HDMI capability?  Should i downgrade to 1.09. I m running Windows 10 since July 2015 and ...this is another issue which probably will force mesoon to go back to Windows 7, the last update installed successful for windows 10 was Sep 2015; ever since, all the updates don't install, don't download sometimes, whatever adivse i followed, no windows update can be installed. Thank you so much Vera

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Hi there,  I have a Problem with my HP laptop, since I upgraded the system to WINDOWS 10, HDMI didn't work at all !! Please help me to resolve this issue.

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hi all

i have a laptop which exclude HDMI port i has only VGA port and i have a TV LCD which include HDMI , i bought a cable "VGA to HDMI"

like this cable
i plugged the the VGA interface into the laptop and the HDMI interface into the TV monitor but i doesn't work !

what may cause the problem ?.

A:VGA to HDMI cable doesn't work !

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I've got a gateway DX4680 desktop, and a dell s2409w monitor.

What went wrong –
hdmi connection between computer and monitor stopped working about 35 days after getting the computer. 
Had no problems with the hdmi connection between computer and monitor prior to that. 
Worked completely fine. 
What I’ve tried to fix it:
Replaced the hdmi cable – didn’t work
Got some adapters to test out the hdmi ports on both the computer and the monitor – ran from the hdmi port on the computer with a hdmi-to-dvi adapter into the dvi port on the monitor – that worked. 
Used another computer that has a dvi output and with a dvi-to-hdmi adapter into the hdmi port on the monitor, that worked. 
So it seems that the hdmi port works on the computer, and the hdmi port also works on the monitor, just can’t get it to work hdmi to hdmi again (it worked fine for about a month, so something has changed, apparently).
Also tried setting the computer to an earlier restore point (date prior to the problem starting) – didn’t work.  The problem started after a window's critical update, as best I can tell.  Thought if the update caused
the issue, then going back to an earlier restore point would resolve it, which it didn't
Also ran windows updates and installed all ... Read more

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So for about 2 years a DVI to HDMI cable that I've been using has worked perfectly until just a few weeks ago. For no apparent reason it has stopped working. Normally i'd think that the cable is fault however when i boot up my comp the start up stuff shows on my TV. Its only when windows starts up that it switches to to PC monitor. When i try to use my TV as a second screen my computer just cant see it. Help please :D

A:DVI to HDMI used to work with my TV but doesn't anymore


What is the make model of the PC?

Have you tried reinstalling the graphics driver?

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I have a Gigabyte GA-Z170 Gaming 7 Motherboard and i had my Monitor plugged in its HDMI port. It worked perfectly and suddenly after a restart it stopped working.
Note: I was updating HDMI firmware via Gigabyte's Mega Chips when my PC shut down. I believe it has something to do with this.

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Hi there.
I have no other ideas on this issue so im asking for your help.
I recently tried connecting my laptop to a tv to create a xternal display to share movies, tv, pictures with my family and recently moved away from VGA.  So I decided to use my HDMI cable that I usually use for my XBOX 360. Using my HDMI for my
xbox to tv works perfectly, but when I connect it to my laptop, it isn't displayed in the other displays option in Screen Resolution/Other display etc.  It workes sometimes and sometimes it does not.  I went to a radical step of connecting my xbox
to tv and immediately connecting the xbox end back to the pc and it surprisinly worked.  But now I cant get a signal out of it since.  It randomly connects and sometimes it wont work at all.
Other details.
Sony Bravia KDL-37V5500 TV
Samsung S3511 Laptop

Intel(R)Core(TM) i3 CPU 2.53GHz 3GB 64 Bit Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Pack 1

A:HDMI doesn't work from Laptop to TV now

HDMI requires both a video driver and an audio driver as Windows 7 does not have that built in.  Ensure your video drivers and your audio drivers are up to date.
If you still have problems contact Samsung Techncial Support as you may have a hardware problem.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I just bought the HP Omen 870-243ND and it has 3 HDMI ports. But only the port on the video card works and the 2 HDMI ports on the motherboard dont. Is there a a way i can fix this? Yours sincerely,Roel Buisman

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I have owned my X1 yoga for less than 2 months and recently I tried to output my laptop through the hdmi port and it didn't work. I tested it with different cords and displays, updated my drivers, and even did a software reset and it still didn't work. For a 2k laptop that's supposed to be durable, this is unacceptable. I also baby my laptop so it couldn't have been damaged from my use. If I were to choose I want lenovo to send me a new X1, one that's fully functional. Would this be possible or am I just looking at an onsite fix?
Moderator comment: Please don't post the same message(s) in multiple places as it splinters the discussion. Duplicate(s) removed.

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Hello. I have a problem. A problem I did not have up until a month ago or so. I have a TV screen plugged in as a monitor. However, after some time, about a month ago, microphone stopped working.

At first I've thought microphone went just bust (it's a cheap $5 one and I had it for over 3 years), so I've plugged it in into friend's laptop to check it. Nope, worked there. Keep in mind that at this point I've used my TV as computer screen for over 3 months with no issues whatsoever all the time plugged via HDMI with audio working fine, it will be important soon why.

Next thing was to update sound drivers to newest Realtek ones. Nope, didn't help. So I went googling. Somewhere I've read that HDMI output may conflict with microphone. But it worked good up to this point. Weird. I've decided it's worth to try and disable HDMI out anyway just to see.

Lo and behold, microphone works after disabling HDMI audio. But wait a minute, it worked before without disabling HDMI audio, so what the hell?

Anyone knows any real fix for that issue? You know, any that doesn't involve disabling HDMI audio each time I want to record something? Like it was the case before this started to happen? And without buying any extra hardware, please.

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I work on my Laptop with 2 external monitors. One is connected via VGA and the other via HDMI. That all worked fine until yesterday where my HDMI monitor couldn't be found.

Things i already tested:
I tested the moitor by connecting it with another computer and it worked (with HDMI), so the monitor can't be the issue.
I also tried an other HDMI cable...didn't work ether.
BIOS is updated to the latest version
graphics driver from NVIDIA graphics card and from the standard intel graphics card are updated to the latest version.

Also a strange thing: when im in the BIOS menu while having VGA plugged in the screen keeps turning black for 1-2 secounds and then turning on again

Would be great to get some tips on what i can do :)

A:Qosmio X70-A-11Q - HDMI Monitor doesn't work


Are you able to use the HDMI out port without connecting another additional monitor to the VGA port? Please check this because from my experience it should be possible to use either the VGA or HDMI port.

However, I think the problem might be related to one of the graphic card driver.
Why? Because I think that one video out port would be controlled by one graphic chip.
In case you are using two monitors at the same time (VGA and HDMI) one video graphic card (nVidia or Intel) would control VGA port and the other HDMI port.

I think you should reinstall the Intel display driver.
First of all you should uninstall the installed Intel display driver from the system (do that in device manager). Then you should reboot the notebook. On the Toshiba EU driver page you would find the latest Intel driver v10.18.10.3308
This driver is released for Win 8.1 as well as Win 8 and Win 7

Would recommend you to install this version to fix the HDMI problem

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Hi! So I have my yoga for more than 2 years now and about a year ago my usbc decided to stop identifying any HDMI connetions via usbc hubs (containing usb ports and ethernet ports). all other ports function fine and in device manager i can see that my laptop recognizes the hub (general usb hub and usb2 billboard exists). i tried 3 different hubs and all are the same, HDMI doesnt work, usb and ethernet connections work fine. I tried those hubs on different laptops (friend`s yoga 910 and sister`s yoga 720) and hubs work perfectly (including HDMI connection) so it`s my laptop specifically.  I tried windows recovery, removing and reinstalling updates, drivers, BIOS and recently a whole computer format but nothing really worked. i tried lenovo vintage and diagnostics tools to no availe.the usbc connection works, so i doubt i have a hardware problem here. does anyone have any idea what might help?

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I have had my X1 yoga for just over a month now and I didn't test the hdmi port until now. To my dismay it doesn't work. It doesn't recognise displays and I have tried different cords and different displays so its not an external problem. I have also updated my drivers and even did a system restore and the hdmi port still won't output. It's most likely broken. What's my best course of action? Could I get a new X1 as the one I received is clearly defective and it's only been a month of usage. Who's to say more things won't break in the next few years?

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Hi there, I recently purchased a Thinkpad T480s and have a USB-C to HDMI cable that I am trying to connect to my external display. It is made by Uni and was purchased off Amazon, it advertises 60hz 4k and yet the monitor doesnt display. What is odd is that the computer almost half recognizes that the display is there but all the settings to change things like resolution, aspect ratio, etc. are all greyed out. I've installed all the drivers and still no luck. A standard HDMI to HDMI works somewhat fine and displays but the resolution is locked. I'm not sure what I am missing. Its driving me crazy. Any help would really be appreciated.  Thanks

A:What am I doing wrong? - USB-C to HDMI cable doesn't work

I have never tried that particular adapter, but my experience has been that some non-lenovo adapters work and some don't.  In general, things bought from Amazon can be returned.

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Dear All, I just received and opened the IdeaCentre K450 today (Also to clarify, because I bought it in the UK, it is a UK version of K450). Have things sorted mostly, but only got one problem, which is the HDMI port. On the back of K450, there's a HDMI port. I assume that is the port from Mother board, not the discrete GTX 650 Graphic Card. I tried to connect it to my monitor's DVI port via a HDMI to DVI cable. The monitor sortof recieved signals from the PC within 1-2 seconds (but no display on screen at all. Reason I am saying the monitor kindof received signals is because the LED of the screen flashed from Yellow to Green, which indicates that it actually got some input). But then nothing happened. The DVI ports coming from the Graphic Card worked fine, though, but they are not the HDMI port. What I have done after that:1. Updated the NVIDIA drivier (Gefore GTX 650)2. Downloaded the Intel VGA Driver from Lenovo Support and tried to update the on-board video driver, but it failed and the system complianed this driver is not for the hardware. Though I update the NVIDA driver, it didn't solve the problem. Not quite sure what to do next. My guess is: The integrated video component on the mother board might not work properly? Because I noticed that the HDMI port as well as the VGA port didn't work at all, so I assumed that mother board driver doesn't work properly. But unfortunately the drived I downloaded from Levono didn't work on my P... Read more

A:K450 HDMI port doesn't work

hi tidus_chan,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I believe that the computer is working as designed
There are two places where Display may come from,
    A. Built in Graphics
    B. Expansion Cards

The original settings is that a computer will have no (B. Expansion Cards), (Only the A. Built in Graphics)
   Once an Expansion card is Attatched, The Built in Graphics will be disabled automatically.
This explains why all ports on your A. Built in Graphics are not working.
The A. Built in Graphics and the B. Expansion Cards will not stay active together.
Solid Cruver

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Hi, I've recenty updated the BIOS to F17 and after it was done, the display is connected to HDMI port doesn't display anything and it seems it doesnt detect! I've also updated both VGA drivers (Inter and NVIDIA), but I still have the same problem! Any solution to solve the issue? Any solution to downgrade the BIOS? Br,Meghdad

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I have a notebook..
Model : TOSHIBA Satellite L-510

and a TV
Model : SHARP LC32A37M (http://vlv.am/wp-content/uploads/pro...9192168124.jpg)

I have a HDMI cable and connected them both.. There are PICTURES.. but no sounds..

Please help.. Maybe if you think I need to install something additional please give me the sites.. Thanks...

My mom has been trying to fix this since last week..

A:Notebook connected to TV with HDMI cable doesn't work. Help pls!!~?

Have you checked the default audio device settings in your sound control panel?

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I'm on a HP pavilion that came prepackaged with vista, but reloaded with windows XP, if that helps at all.

Now I've been trying to google this problem. And everyone says go to my sound settings in control panel and change my audio playback to HDMI.

The problem is that option never shows up. It's just my laptop speakers and that is it. Everyone else can seem to fix this problem by doing that. But not me :/

A:Sound doesn't work on TV using HDMI out. Picture is fine.

What is the video port on the computer end? is it DVI or HDMI? If the laptop port (not the TV) is a DVI connector and you are using an adapter to adapt it to HDMI, DVI does not carry sound. You can connect the audio using a cable from the Head Phone jack to RCA. to plug into your TV or stereo.

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My machine is fitted with a Radeon 5770 video card. I normally connect to my monitor via the dvi output with no problems. However when I noticed that both the monitor and the video card have HDMI ports I tried connecting with a HDMI cable. The result was a "No Signal" error on the monitor and no video as a result. What have I missed out on here?

Thanks in advance for any help


A:Radeon 5770 HDMI output doesn't work

you have to change the settings in windows and the ati catalyst control center settings?
HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HDMI and Computers

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Hi all,
after upgrading to Windows 10, I see that my projector OPTOMA is not recognized via cable HDMI by my laptop ASUS X751L : no image with message 'source not found' !! (while the cable VGA works perfectly !) I suspected that it's a problem of driver but I don't know which is the missing driver ! ? Can someone help me ? Thanks a lot .

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Hi guys, just found out this place, seems to be a good forum so I try it here.

Last night I got hold of a 27" BenQ GL2750HM, so far so good.
I have my main display from the DVI port to HDMI port on the screen and my secondary screen is my 60" TV which is connected through HDMI port on the graphic card into the HDMI port in my reciever.

The main scheme for my setup is like:

- Radeon 7970 DVI > HDMI Main monitor (BenQ GL2750)
- Radeon 7970 HDMI > HDMI Reciever (ONKYO TX-NR609)
- ONKYO TX-NR609 > 60" TV

So to the problem now.
When the HDMI cable is connected to the graphic card, I need to have my TV ON in order for my main monitor, the BenQ, to work and if I turn off the TV the BenQ is getting black, like a standby mode, however, there is "no signal" to the monitor.
This was never a problem with my other screen, I could have the HDMI cable connected to the graphic card, the TV off and the reciever OFF without the main monitor went black.

I hope I expressed myself good enough for you too understand, if not, please reply

Thanks in advance.

A:Issue: Main display doesn't work when HDMI is plugged

Noone got a clue?

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I am using a HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j053cl Notebook PC and often plug it directly into my television for streaming video. However, after updating to windows 10 tech preview the HDMI output for audio no longer appears in playback devices, though video is fine. Upon further inspection I found that the device is not starting via device manager, i.e "This device cannot start. (Code 10){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful." I attempted to reinstall the driver from the support site for windows 8.1, but that had no effect. The driver I installedIDT High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver 2013-09-30 , Version6.10.6491.0, 43.95M Located http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4158&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5390... Are there any drivers out yet that can bridge the gap from 8.1 to 10? Any help would be great,Coletrain

A:HDMI Audio doesn't work on Windows 10 Tech Preview

Thank you for using HP support forum. I have sent you a private message. If you?re unsure how to check your private messages please click here.Thank you,Omar

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So I've messed around with this my whole afternoon.What I've found out is that the X1C I just got will not notice my monitor (samsung px2370), however, it will notice my TV just fine.Figured I would try a BIOS update...well I already have Linux installed and the BIOS update options are "Windows" or "CD"...why...there is a CD/DVD option...in 2018...on a model that does not have a direct CD/DVD drive - is beyond me.I've tried copying the iso image with 'dd' and booting from it but that doesn't work.Suggestions?

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Alright here's my situation:

I have a Core2Duo PC running Vista Home Premium 32 bit, hooked up to my TV using a HDMI cable. This has been working fine for 2 years now. Yesterday I decided to add some more RAM to this PC (4 GB instead of the standard 2 GB to be exact). I know 32 bit will only read 3 GB but I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit later.

Anyway I booted up the computer, worked fine of course, even watched a movie or two without problems. Then this morning I booted up the PC and I suddenly noticed the volume icon saying that there were no audio devices detected! I checked under Hardware and there are no audio devices whatsoever! So my HDMI cable is still giving me picture but no sound! Seeing as I'm using onboard audio I immediately booted into the BIOS and although I couldn't find a specific option that said onboard audio I did see something audio related being "HDA" (I assume HD audio) on automatic, the other option was ACRealtek97 or something. However it was enabled so no luck there.

Does anyone know how all of a sudden my HDMI cable isn't providing audio anymore? I even checked my Nvidia card which also stated that HDMI audio was enabled.

I hope anyone can help me, thanks in advance.

A:HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

hi and welcome to the forum's

Go to:

Control Panel > Sounds > Playback

Then click on HDMI sound and click on the Set Default button

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A:microsoft windows search protocol host stopped, slow, firefox doesn't work, itunes doesn't work

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Help my windows 7 laptop just keeps rebooting and i cant get to safe mode or recovery what should i do ?

A:system recovery doesn't work and safe mode doesn't work and just keeps reboting

System manufacturer and model?

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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Help my windows 7 laptop just keeps rebooting and i cant get to safe mode or recovery what should i do ?

A:system recovery doesn't work and safe mode doesn't work and just keeps reboting

System manufacturer and model?

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I am trying to use my CD-ROM drive and it doesn't work here are the list of things I have tried

Uninstalled and reinstalled the cd-rom driver it is a Matbleepa UJ-840D CD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW in my HP laptop (Didn't work)

Read stuff about code 39 and removed in the registry edit screen Upperfilters, Upperfilters.bak, Lowerfilters, Lowerfilters.bak and rebooted (Didn't work)

Removed itunes from computer (didn't solve the issue with cd-rom player)

Went back to a system restore point that was before the last time I used the CD-rom player and it worked and that (didn't work as well)

Read a lot of different posts about code 39 and nothing is given after the above steps are taken if it still won't work except to reformat which I would prefer not to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:CD-ROM doesn't work, code 39 error, tried many things still doesn't work

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116Restart computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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I have an ASUS notebook running windows 7 64-bit. I am using the QuietOffice power profile, however the screensaver won't kick in no matter what I do, and the display does not turn off even though I set it to be after 5-minutes of inactivity. I don't know if there is something running in the background... I have turned off my usb wireless mouse, and nothing....

Any ideas?


A:HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

- a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
- after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
- my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
- actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
- when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either
- and probably other stuff that I haven't took note of yet...

Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
- Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
- disk clean up, nothing changed
- registry clean, nothing changed
- CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!

A:programs not loading right, computer doesn't shut down right, sys recov doesn't work

no replies yet? :(

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!


A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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 Hi everyone, I currently own a T430S, and just recently the FN button on my laptop started to malfunction. It would work sometimes work but most of the times it doesn't register at all(refer to the video). Also I encountered another problem which is my laptop will wake up right away after put into sleep mode. This happens either when I put it into sleep mode or when I close my laptop(please also refer to the video). I have tried to reset my BIOS, tried unplugging my keyboard, but still no luck. Is there a way to fix this issue? This issue really has been bugging me for the past few days. I would appreciate any kind of support! Thank you!

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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Cant get it to updateand when i use thr troubleshooternit doesnt work either
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on 03-01-2015 at 16:34:05
Running from "D:\Users\Administrator\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
mpsdrv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of mpsdrv service is OK.
The ImagePath of mpsdrv service is OK.
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is set to Disabled. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
System Restore:
SDRSVC Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
System Restore Disabled Policy:
Action Center:
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A:Windows 7 doesn't update and troubleshooter doesn't work

Please follow the instructions Here to run the System Update Readiness Tool. When the SURT finishes installing, copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of the SURT log into your next post please:C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.logC:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log

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I am quite new here, but I've been wanting to get this problem solved for a long time, and I haven't seemed to get any answer.

So here's my problem:

I bought my Asus N53SV for around a year ago, and it worked great. But for some reason something changed.
When I try to open bluetooth, nothing happens. And when I want to connect anything using bluetooth, it doesn't work.

I tried to do this:
[windows] + r >bttray
But nothing opens up.

Please help!

Thank you,

A:My bluetooth doesn't work. bttray doesn't open.

Quote: Originally Posted by Karstin1812

I am quite new here, but I've been wanting to get this problem solved for a long time, and I haven't seemed to get any answer.

So here's my problem:

I bought my Asus N53SV for around a year ago, and it worked great. But for some reason something changed.
When I try to open bluetooth, nothing happens. And when I want to connect anything using bluetooth, it doesn't work.

I tried to do this:
[windows] + r >bttray
But nothing opens up.

Please help!

Thank you,

Hi Karstin,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You would need to re-install Bluetooth software/driver for your system. Please check the link below for finding out the drivers:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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Have a friend with a relatively new Lenovo laptop using Windows XP SP3. Overnight he can't access the Internet via browsers, email or AIM. His desktop connected to the same router is working fine.

He can access the router by IP address using either IE7 or FireFox 3.5. Anything that needs a DNS server doesn't work. This does say though that he has a working connection to the router.

He's run MalWareBytes and his own McAffee software looking for bad stuff but has found nothing.

Running "ipconfig /all" from the command prompt gives exactly the same results for the laptop as his working desktop. The DNS servers are there. He can ping the DNS servers using their IP addresses. He is being assigned a proper local network address so DHCP is working on the router.

Any thoughts on where to look next to discover why the Internet applications don't seem to be able to find the DNS servers?

A:Can't Access Websites, Email doesn't work and no AIM doesn

FWIW, my friend took his laptop to a PC shop. Their diagnosis was malware. I don't know the identity of the malware. Anyway, the shop saved his data then formatted and reloaded XP SP3.

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Buongiorno,da qualche giorno a queesta parte il mio nokebook non trova più e non riconosce più il touchpad.Ho provato a ripristnare, formattare, reinstallare il driver,... ho fatto tutto.Qualcuno può aiutarmi?Hello,my notebook don't reconise the touchpad. I have make format, re-installing driver,... everything possible.Somebody can help me?    

A:Touchpad doesn't work/Touchpad missing/Synaptic doesn't work

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.

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Hi... xp stopped responding and I decided to power off.

Was never able to restart after that. Normal boot shows the windows initial screen, but eventually just restarts, safe mode does the same thing whether it's with network, command line or plain safe mode. Last known good configuration does the same.

Needed to use a file so decided to remove the HD and re-install to another PC. I did have access to the file in question but now I'd like to fix the problem.

The other system uses AVG. I started a scan and it detected Cekar.d (A0003977.exe, wdfmgr.exe and initially ntldr.exe), Dropper.Inor (ntdetect.hta, A0003979.hta), PSW.Generic5.ABVW (ctfmona.exe), PSW.OnlineGames.AAFI (ctfmonb.exe), PSW.Generic5.AFYK (ctfmond.exe), PSW.OnlineGames.ZWT (LotusHlp.exe) and some others but for whatever reason the scan stopped. I restarted it and now the AV still finds most of the threats it was seeing before but not Cekar.d. in the ntldr.exe file.

The system that had the problem was running Win XP Home SP1. Unfortunately, I can't find the manufacturer's recovery CD.

HD is still in the other PC. How should I attack the problem?

A:XP doesn't reboot, safemode doesn't work

Update... Three passes of AVG and all threats were put in vault. Tried to re-install the HD to the initial system but no change... System says it didn't start correctly, that a new software of hardware could be responsible, the suggests to try las known good config, none of the options work, they all perform some tasks then windows reboots and ends up in the same screen.

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Long story , I recovery all system programs because of my driver error (the new amd driver didn't work at my pc) i try to recover driver but didn't work , last thing to do was to recover all programs on my pc without deleting the fils. and under work ( recovery manager was installing the programs) it come a error "recovery not complete" and I get 3 options ? Save log, details and try again , the try again doesn't work , it's just come ups the same and I can try again forever without any news. Pls help , i would paste in some screens or videos but I don't now how on this site, maybe I can try something with bios, pls help

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Hi everyone. The manual for my notebook says, that both USB-C connectors work as power connectors (page 3), but my problem is that only one of them actually works: The one on the left (i.e. furthest away from me). It works for both charging, and USB-C devices. This is the one that doesn't work:For your convinience, I will call the closest USB-C that doesn't work as "faulty port". I am not really sure whether it's faulty, but it's just for convinience. When I connect power to the faulty port, nothing happens.When i connect any USB-C device to the faulty port, windows makes a sound as if you connected something - but doesn't display it. The device is not visible in Device Manager, and it doesn't list any "Unknown" devices either.External SSD connected to the faulty port shows up like this, and the power LED doesn't light up:  Any idea what the problem might be? I already tried checking for updates, changing BIOS settings to the default ones, and will be deleting the drivers after posting this message.I'd rather not reset the PC, because I use it for work daily and can't spare it even for a few hours.

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Acer aspire's Bluetooth doesn't work since I bought it I've installed drivers too but it doesn't work what should I do.
In its specs it has Bluetooth . But there is no Bluetooth device found in device manager how to repair this.
Please HELP!!

A:acer aspire 4738' s bluetooth doesn't work but wifi work?

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... What is the Model Number of your Laptop ? ...

Did you buy the Laptop from new ? ...
Did you mean Windows 7 x86 ?...
If your System Specs are correct you have 4 GB of ram ? ...
If that is the case your Windows should be 64 Bit ...

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My problem is that I cannot access the internet through my LAC. I enable the connection and it will connect and send packets, but will not receive any packets. I have no problems enabling my wireless connection and connecting to the internet. The wireless does like to disconnect and reconnect about 3 or 4 times an hour which is another problem I have. I believe this LAC problem started around the same time I was trying to get shared music between my computers on iTunes. I was trying to allow for connection on port 3689, but everything I did was unsuccessful. Any suggestions for any of these problems I'm having?

A:Solved: Local Area Connection: doesn't work, Wireless: does work

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I have the specified problem at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913405
My power options and my screensaver DO NOT work after installing a wireless pointing device but I DO NOT HAVE Cyberlink nor ANY of the startup items indicated in the article!!!!!!! but they STILL DO NOT work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Screensaver and power options DO NOT work and Microsoft KB article DOESN'T WORK

Manufacturer and model of the device installed?
If you remove the device...do problems disappear?

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I cannot get Windows Media Encoder 9 to work at all at home, but I have no problems with it at work, so I know I'm not trying to do something with it that it can't handle.

At home, every time I try to convert either an AVI or a VOB to WMV, either using the wizard or the custom settings, it lets me get through it all and then, when it starts trying to encode, it throws up the message:
"Windows Media Encoder has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. ..."

It never gives me any more information than this, just crashes and closes. I've tried repairing it through the control panel, as well as completely uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but it hasn't helped.

At home I'm running Windows XP Media Center. At work, where I've never had it crash, I'm running Windows XP Professional. Is there something in Media Center that causes it to crash? Is there any patch I can download or thing I can do to get it to work on my home computer?

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Media Encoder doesn't work at home, does at work

I'm currently having the same problem . I open the .vob file set the output folder , settings etc etc . just as it was about to start converting , WME just stops and crashes . I use windows xp home edition so if your company's xp professional can make it work im thinking it is something in the professional edition which allows it to work not something in our edition that doesnt allow it to work. Are there any alternatives for encoding a video? i dont have much cash right now so i was hoping i might find some freeware alternatives . thanks

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