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Q: Dell labtop computer

I have a Dell Inspiron 1200 Labtop with window vista installed, My labtop has a VGA connection, and i am trying to connect my vga to my 32 inch flat screen TV but when i connect my tv says no signal.
please help.


A: Dell labtop computer

Many Laptops allow you to switch the video.
Mine allows Panel only, VGA only, or Both.
Look for a Function key combination to switch it. My Dell uses FnF8

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Hi, my mom has a dell laptop(model number: PPP01L) and its very slow, it has 256mb ram. i was hoping to upgrade it to upgrade it to 1gb, but i dont know much about ram, especially with laptops. if you need more info on the computer ill gladly give you it. thanks -Nick

A:NEED help getting ram for dell labtop. ddr, thats all i know so far.

Check here:

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Hi, wondering if anyone can be of help pls. While using my labtop a message came up to say that it was shutting down to protect my computer. I started it up again but after the dell startup comes on the screen goes completely black with a flashing cursor on the top left hand side of screen. Shut down and restarted, pressed F12 immediately, can get into PSA+Pre-Boot Assessment. System runs through a series of checks including System Board system test, hard drive DST SHORT TEST, CD ROM / DVD, video card, LCD graphics, and Memory test, all come up with passing test. After the testing ends a prompt comes up - Booting Dell Diagnostic Utility Partition, with an OK icon- I press the OK button and I immediately am back to the black screen with a flashing cursor. Can anyione help pls. Sry for long message, just want to give as much info as possible

A:dell labtop crash

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In my Dell LABTOP, after formatting there is sound, WHICH driver i have to download?
DELL Inspiron 14R/ N4010, core i5, window 7 home premium 
service tag <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>
Kindly reply.

A:Regarding no sound in my Dell Labtop

Thank you for writing to us!
We would request you to not put up sensitive information on public view .
Use the link below which take you directly to the drivers page for your system and from which you will be able to download the required drivers.

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I have a Dell inspiron e1405 and recently it has been unable to get on the Internet. It shows that it's connected to my wireless router and has excellent signal strength but when I open Internet explorer it says "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage". I have tried changing the website address and no website works. I also know that my router is not the problem because I am able to connect to it with my I pod touch and my rommates computer connects
to it as well. I have tried going into Internet options to make sure that the proxy server box is unchecked and I have also ran network diagnostics on my computer to look for any problems and everything passed but under the Internet service category the default outlook express mail and news both failed and it also says that the Internet web proxy is not configured. And I don't know what that means or how to fix it. I tried to backup my hard drive onto m d: drive so I could reinstall widows xp but the back up stopped because it didn't have enough room
for everything. I don't mind wiping my computer but I would first like to save everything on it becase there's a lot I need on it. I don't know what else to do to fix the Internet and so far no one has been able to help me. This Just started a few weeks ago but I've never once had this proble. Which is why in concerned. I also have symantec antivirus constantly checking for viruses and there are a few I can't get rid. I have also ... Read more

A:Dell labtop can't get on the Internet anywhere!!!!

The fact that you have malware indicates to me that you need to deal with that FIRST!

I'll move you to the proper forum.

To get the ball rolling do this here.

Please post a HijackThis (current version) Log here.

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ok i have a dell labtop and it hasnt work for over a couple of months im going to get it from a friend to fix because he said he downloaded limewire and when you turn it on it shows how you can run safe mode and start regurler but when you start it in either of those it goes to green screen then to a dell screen then back to the same page can some help me on how to fix it for him thanks so much

A:Dell labtop problem can someone help me please thanks?

limewire...anyway title isn't the best but lets move on

safe mode instruction <--- might not be helpful tho

do you have a recovery CD/DVD this might be from dell or might say windows xp or some OS you are currenty using.... I am going to assume you are using xp as you stated under your username.


basicly I belive something has happened to your boot loader and you saying "he downloaded limewire" indecates virus.... limewire is a p2p networking software sharing files and stuff legel and illegel stuff. assuming limewire is from

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In my Dell LABTOP, after formatting there is sound, WHICH driver i have to download?
DELL Inspiron 14R/ N4010, core i5, window 7 home premium 
service tag 7648BS
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Hello community i have a dell latitude D6oo labtop with a password bios can anyone help me to clear it,once you open the labtop it brings you straight to the password sign on,you can't do anything else.

A:dell latitude D600 labtop

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Post your question in this thread HERE.

Regards Howard

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I just got a brand new Dell labtop. But whenever I'm installing something, or loading a game, a blue screen error pops up and I have to restart. The first part of the error message is a punch of numbers on the top like 00000x or something like that, what do I do?

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Hi everybody,
                    I'm new to this forum. A moderator from Microsoft forum told me about this site.
                    I have a old Windows Vista that I'm trying to service myself. Just the basis operating problems.  I wanted to know if anyone had a opinion about running more that one anti-virus program. At present, I'm running Malwarebytes Ant-Malware(Free) program version, Microsoft Security Essentials and tdsskiller application (4,618kb). Since putting in the Malwarebytes, the system runs better---finding 5 virus that it removed out of about 320,000 scanned items. I wanted to put in some other ant-virus programs, but I'm not sure if it's good for the operating system. Any opinions would be appreciated.
                     Thanks to Bleeping for this great forum.

A:Dell Vista Labtop Anti Virus Problems

Welcome to BC...
No need to burden the old computer with more than one antivirus. Purchasing MBAM would be a good idea especially if
you are prone to picking malware and adware.
Post the log showing what MBAM found and deleted/ quarantined. You can find the log by clicking on
the History tab.....the scan log..not the update logs.
Use the programs below to find and remove adware and malware. Always better to use more than just one scanner.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead ... Read more

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Inspirion 15 Dell Labtop crashed - Download windows 8.1 to reinstall
Dear Support Helpdesk,
My labtop has crashed and  I recently upgraded to windows 10. Now my computer will not boot up and let me provide my password to get into the system. 
A blue screen comes on and indicates:

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The boot configuration Data file is missing some required information
Error Code: 0xc0000034
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your PC Administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.
Please tell me you can help and the "FIX IT" is simple? I'm the PC Administrator and am at an end of the rope and have no idea what to do next, but download windows upgrade 8.1 on a DVD-R and put it on my laptop? Can you walk me thru this if infact
I can do this and this is the only solution. In-addition, I'm currently on a budget and on Disability and obviously can't afford to by anything to fix the laptop and looking for a free at hand solution. Which I should mention have no product key code in case
I might need one. If I do need one "QUESTION: Can I get one somewhere for free?"
HELP, LAPTOP in distress...Kathleen Langley

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I've been trying to rollback my OS on my Windows 7 Dell XPS 15(501) labtop to a XP64 bit version of Windows with NO success. I've done this sort of thing on my desktop, also from Dell (630i) and had success after I slipstreamed the appropriate SATA drivers onto the Xp install disc. But for my neweer xps 15 labtop it's not working when I try and do a Windows xp install. I get the standard BSOD at "Starting Windows."

I know, or at least I think Im getting the right drivers for this PC.


Windows 7 64 bit Home
Dell XPS L501X XPS 15
Intel Mobile 5 Series express chipset HM57
Intel 5 Series 6 port ACHI SATA Controller
Just bought this brand new from Dell earlier this year, and just wondering if anyone has got new Dell machines, especially this model and exact specs to work with XP64bit.

Ive already tried downloading the latest driver from Intel (

A:Can you Install Xp 64bit on Dell XPS 15 Labtop (Mobile Intel 5 Series HM57 Chipset)??

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We need help!  We bought a new desktop computer, Intel I7, was setting it up, my wife was on her laptop at the time and all of her favorites and files are now in the new desktop computer and the laptop is now the new computer.  How do we correct this, Can you help???

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.

About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.

Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop with Windows Vista OS. I have a Dell 926 printer interfaced to it via USB. Printer driver is installed and the printer does communicate at times with the computer and does a good job printing. However, intermittently when trying to print a document I'll get a message on the computer that says that communication has been lost and print job failed.

I've checked all connections to make sure they are solid and no debris that might cause this.
That has not corrected the problem.
The other thing that happens is that the document I want to print will stay in the print queue/spooler and if I shut the computer and printer down and restart both it will print the job. And it may continue to print jobs but it's just a matter of time.

Needless to say this is frustrating. I can print several jobs in a row with no problem and then I'll get this "communication has been lost between printer and computer". And I have to go thru the procedure above to get the last job printed.

My wife doesn't understand how this works and will try to print the same job several times with the commo problem and then complains when it won't print.....and then they all print when the above procedure is followed.

Any ideas what is going on??? Any fixes??

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So over the past 2-3 weeks I kept noticing that my battery kept dying even though I would shut it down (yes window > shutdown) the computer with a full battery. The next evening I would power up and see that the battery was at 20% from full charge. This is a BRAND NEW as in <2 months XPS 9550. I checked my event log and WHAT THE [email protected]#$??? It is absolutely filled with Dell Foundation Service and Dell Product Registration events all saying  " Power event Handled Successfully by the service." Clearly it is not.. The stupid things run every 10 seconds. So when I think I am powering down my computer, it is being blocked by these services and actually just going to sleep... but it actually isn't sleeping. Its waking up every 10 seconds. Can anyone PLEASE help me determine the issue. Apparently according to update service everything is up to date. 
Dell XPS 15 9550 Win 10 Dell Foundation Services vers 3.1.330 DFSSvc.exeDell Product Registration  vers 2.2.38 PrSvc.exeDell Update Service vers 1.8.114
Log sample: (note the time... yes i was asleep) 
Information 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformati... Read more

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Two months ago bought a Dell 8900 from Best Buy. After 20 days, it would not start, same with the next 8900 replacement... only fewer days. The first gameware as a replacement did not start at all. The Alienware Aurora worked beautifully for 3 days and then would not start. In the 8900's,,, got the blinking amber lights on the start button. Tech is coming to replace motherboard. What the heck is happening? Could it be the monitor... or the external hard drive or what? Come on Dell,,, what's up? I have a Dell XP Laptop as a back up using the same external hard ddrive.

A:Dell 8900, Gaming Computer, Dell Alienware Aurora

There is a power issue with the external hard drive.

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Was given a Dell Optiplex 360 that I found out after getting a nasty virus had a bootleg XP OS
I also did not have any disks with it. I had older disks for a Dell 4600 that I used to wipeout the hard drive and install the new OS. Everything works fine except that I can not load any of the drivers from the second disk, (it was a 3 disk series)
thus at least at this point not able to connect with my cable internet. Cable people told me I needed the drivers.Any suggestions or can it just not be done.
Thanks, Al

A:Loading Older Dell OS To Newer Dell Computer

You will have to go to the dell website look under support and then drivers and downloads for your model of computer.If you use the service tag number on the computer it will make sure you get the correct ones you need. For future reference so you wont have this hassle again burn all of the drivers to a cd so you will be all set the next time.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530, XP PRO, SP3, about a year and a half old. Almost since I first got it, every few months or so, when I boot up it hangs on the Dell screen. When I turn it off and reboot, it is fine. I use Rebit to back up everything on an ongoing basis and have an extended warranty from Dell. Is there anything I can do about this, or should do? Thanks for your help.

A:Dell computer occasionally stuck on Dell screen

I would run a memory tester

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.


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Dell Audio doesn't work on my Dell computers but Realtek does. Why is Dell Audio on my computer if I can't get it to work? It looks like a better program with far more features.

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ok I have windows XP On Both Off my computers but my other one has a dell monitor and I've tried to get it to work so many times I got lucky I think twice first time it worked but then I shut it off for the night then I had a hard time to get it to work but I finally did and after that I can't get it to work it keeps saying to set it up through the disc drive I think I haven't turned it on for a bit I'll have to check it,
but can anyone help with what I said?

A:Does A Dell Monitor Work With A Non-Dell Computer?

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My battery for the above computer has expired and needs to be replaced but I do not know who sells replacement batteries XBT9E1 or compatible ones.

A:How do I buy a battery for my Dell computer Mod. Dell DE051

I believe the replacement battery you are after is a CR2032. If in doubt take the flat battery to your electronics store and ask for the equivalent. They're not very expensive.

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hi and let me thank you before going any further.

i have an HP notebook that won't start up.
it turns on and the fan starts but after about 3 seconds it just shuts down.
i should mention its my daughters notebook i just get to "fix" it or modify it when she has a problem.

her internal battery is dead but the AC adapter provides power to it.

she cant access anything before it shuts down.

any help would be appreciated.

thanx again "dad"

A:help with my labtop

have you removed the battery from the laptop and just run on the ac adapter - I have a HP laptop that does that with the battery in

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Q: Labtop

is there another route to bypass the VGA on a labtop to connect to a LCD TV. the vga on my dell inspiron1200 does not work.
please help!


How long have you had the Inspiron tonchis ?
And how competant are you to take apart your laptop ?

I think you can wirelessly connect to your Monitor, what ports have you left on your laptop ?

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Q: Labtop

I bought a labtop from a good friend. I think she has way too stuff on it. How can I clean or erase her stuff? I was told twice I need to this in order for the labtop to be faster.


Hello -If we can see some programs and some of the setup, it would be of great help -Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following boxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed ProgramsList devices (Problem only)•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE or HERE, and save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.Thank You -Information Added -

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Hey my naigbor gave me a laptop that had windows 98 on it and alot of there work stuff that they dont need.. And i want to install windows xp on it.. But i am haven some problems.. When i put the xp cd in on the boot up and when it loads and stuff it says Not enough of memory to install windows xp.. Soo whats the easy way to clear some stuff up on the pc?? I did the add and remove program thing but that takes along time.. And i delete all of the files in C because it only had a C driver not D.. I really want to get this thing worken with xp

A:Just got a labtop with 98 on it

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i just got a toshiba usb 3.0 hdd my labtop seen it ok i put a movie file on and could watch it. i want to use to record tv shows for my wife.when i hook up hdd to my satellite reciver it makes me format it. i can record shows and able to watch when hdd is hooked to satellite reciver.but hook to puter it don't see it in (my computer) but it listed in device mamger can any one help me please

A:labtop don't see hdd

Hi, Welcome to forums

Is your hdd visible in disk management?
Try these steps:

Open Command Prompt. (CMD)
Type: diskpart
At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume
Make note of the number of the simple volume whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
At the DISKPART prompt, type: select volume n
Select the volume, where n is the volume's number, whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
At the DISKPART prompt, type one of the following: assign letter=L
Where L is the drive letter you want to assign or change.

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my labtop won't come on somehow. I definitely turn it on, and it has plenty of batteries, because the two light on the side of the bottom of the labtop is on, the power light and the battery light, it's both on. but the screen is still plain black. i don't know what's wrong with it, it's pretty new, i got it just last year. it won't work even with a battery cord connect to it. i tried closing the labtop by pushing down the power button for several seconds so the powerlight would turn off, than i turn it back on again. the powerlight turned on, but the screen is still black.

A:labtop won't come on

do you hear the single post beep

try an external monitor on it

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need help.. someone just gave me a new labtop pretty old.. and said it worked well.. i plugged it into the wall.. and when i open it up.. Phoenix 80386SX Rom BIOS Plus Version 1.10.00 Loads up.. then under it.. it says.. Stackers Disk Device Driver - Stac Eletronics...

Then says SSwap.. then Swapped drives C: and D: ... and under it says bad command.. with C:/.. and what ever i type keeps saying it.. how do i get this old labtop to load up with desktop and so on...

A:Old labtop

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I have a win 8 labtop it won't let me get on the web wifi or lan to modem. Are there download or upload requirements for win 8.
when wired in I can ping websites. Ipconfig says media disconnected. When i try to connect wirelessly my labtop does a restart says theres a problem. wont let me connect.
Had this same problem with a HP laptop. wouldn't connect with my internet. it worked at a hotel. i traded it for a toshiba. same problem.
Is there a problem with my modem or internet. I have an older dell laptop with win 7 that connects with my internet. Im thinking win 8 not compatible with my internet.

A:win 8 labtop

win8 may have an issue with your router
What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

N... Read more

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Here's the problem: Whenever I turn on my labtop and after couple seconds of using it, the screen suddenly turns blue and on the top says "beginning dump of physical memory" and then below it says "physical dump complete" then my labtop restarts. I think the cause of the problem was because I turned the labtop off by unplugging it [rather than doing the proper shut down] because it kept freezing. Any solutions to this problem? I know I didn't download any virus-infected programs because I have A LOt of anti-virus firewalls and the only things I put on the computer are: starcraft, msn messenger, and limewire. Any help will be appreciated.

Here are my specs: Windows 2000 professional, Pentium4, 400 Mhz

A:Labtop problem

It seems that you have either run out of memory.

How much memory is currently installed on the system (RAM)

And are you positive those are the only things on the computer?

to check:

control panel>>system>>look at the bottom of the window that pops up and tell us what it says.

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I just got a new dell labtop in January, everything is working good except for one thing.
Eveytime I use the CD drive, for anything the computer get really shoppy with everything it does, It also burns CDs very slow, like a half hour for one hour long CD. Can anyone help me with my problem

A:Problems with my new labtop

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K so just randomly today this thing is in my computer (labtop) called antivirus soft saying my computers messed up etc etc i dont think i has been over a min or 2 before it has told me im getting hacked or a virus etc etc i didnt download this just if u are wondering but back 2 the point whenever i try 2 open anything thats not the internet basicly it opens then closes really fast saying the file is corrupt or something and it keeps asking me 2 buy the softwear (idk how 2 spell it think i spelt it wrong sorry) yeah but anyway if u know how 2 fix this plz tell me this almost as worse as the spam text i got on my phone for 3 days stright. ( i got 134 messages in 2 mins..... for 3 days....) if anyone of u can help i would greatly appreaseate it (damn idk how 2 spell)

A:my labtop is really messed up plz help!!!

Please click on the Report button and kindly ask to be moved to the Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs forum. From there, be patient. You should get an answer within the next 48 hours. These guys are really busy!​

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I was on facebook and my computer screen froze, and i couldnt open the task manager to try to exit out of it. I restarted my computer and now it will not boot up! It goes to the Dos Screen saying
Intel UNDI , PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61 : Media test failure , check cable
PXE-MOF : Exiting PXE ROM .
and that message just keeps dissapearing and reapearing on the screen.
I have a hp pavilion labtop with windows XP installed. i just recently reinstalled the os after it crashed and i just got all my music back on it. I dont want to have to go through that again, can anyone help me!!

A:Help! Labtop will not Boot!

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hey i got my first labtop today and i was planning on formatting the harddrive and installing my own copy of windows and whatnot. is there anything (like those battery-monitoring things or whatnot) that i should know of? mistakes i should watch out for? things i should do before i format so i'm not screwed over after i format?


A:formatting a labtop

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im ok with upgrading regular pc's, i've built a few, but i have a friend who asked me to take a look at his labtop, its a p3 forgot how fast, but he wants to upgrade the ram, he has 160mb, i guess i gotta find out how much it can hold.. he has about a gig left on the hard drive, not sure im gonna upgrade that, but if i do, i just wanna make sure its not rocket science... sorry i dont have the model number, and its a compaq...

should i be able to do it? yes or no?

A:labtop upgrades...

You can definetly add more RAM if it isn't maxed out (probably not, 160 is a weird number) and replacing the HD can be done too.

You can check all the hardware limitations from the Compaq website (if you know the model number of course).

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My labtop is constantly shutting down on its own. Sometimes it shut down when I turn on the labtop after 5 seconds, sometimes it shut down in 20 minutes, and sometimes it just won't even turn on. I think its because it is overheating but I don't know what to do. Can anyone give me simple steps that can possibly solve this problem? I have a window XP labtop, bought about less than a year. If you need to know anything I can tell you... if my labtop doesn't shut down automaticly again. Thanks!

A:Toshiba Labtop

It's hard to imagine it overheating in 5 seconds. If it's still under warranty, I suggest contacting Toshiba, don't let the warranty run out before you let them take a crack at it.

One quick check, try a memory test, here's two to choose from.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic


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i just bought a new labtop and i want to try and not stress the battery too much..what is the best habit for charging and using the battery? do i leave the charged every single second im using it or should i unplug it and let the battery drain?

thanks for the help

A:labtop battery

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hi i have a alienware labtop area 51 m5500i-R3 series, i recently tried using it but it doesnt show anything it just goes black from the start u can see the backlight that is on... i tried plugging it to a different monitor and it showed different colors everywhere on the screen just flickering and i tried to run in safe mode but it just shuts down.... plz help thx

A:cant reboot my labtop


More info needed:
When you try to load safe mode do any error messages come up before it shuts down?
I take it from your description that it gets past the POST test (or the Alienware logo) sucessfully?


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Everytime it gets to the log in area it says "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can continue. You cannot log on until you activate windows" when i click yes it says its already activated and i click ok and nothing. please help

A:MY Labtop doesnt log in

Hello coolchiliboy

Try logging in in Safe Mode.
When boot up begins, start pressing F8 repeatedly until you see the Advanced Options page.
Select Safe Mode and try to boot all the way into XP there.
Post back what happens then.

Is your copy of XP genuine?
Have you actually activated it before?


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My labtop has windows home has wireless can i configure to my labtop with wireless network?


What brand and model is this laptop? . . Does it have a wireless card? . . Do you have a wireless router?

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HP PC Hardware diagnostics UEFI

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Hello everyone, I recently put away my dell labtop. I wanted to give to my father so he could use it. Before I put it away, everything worked. I booted it up today no problem, but the internet doesn't work! It says connected but with limited or no connection. I tried to repair it says It cannot renew my IP address. I tried to do the ipconfig renew etc etc..
I connected my other labtop into the ethernet cable and it works fine..
Also when i connect the ethernet cable into the bad labtop its not green like usual its red? any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!

A:Labtop will not connect to LAN please help tried everything!

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I'm not on my labtop right now...but when I turn on it, there is spams how there is a virus on your computer and u should fix it now. And the site keeps popping up and my desktop turned red showing an icon in the middle.

Please help!

I think running it in safemode to do something would help..but I don't know how to get a labtop into safemode...


A:Please Help My Labtop Is Under Attack!!!

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I viewed the computer slow thread, I dont think it is any of those options.

Are any of the online options to clean up your PC worth it? etc?

Any others?

My knowledge of computers is as follows, if there is a problem.

1. Ctrl + Alt + del

2. hold down on/off button, till shuts down, reboot.

3. Unplug

A:Labtop slow?

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Wanting maximum performance too!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:56:13 PM, on 26/11/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\INSTALLS\CPN\YCOMP5_3_12_0.DLL
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\ST\01.02.3000.1002\EN-XU\STMAIN.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Rad... Read more

A:Labtop HiJackThis

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..

Open My Computer>>View>>FolderOptions>>View Tab>>Advance Advanced settings box, under the "Hidden files" folder, select Show all files>>Apply>>OK
Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Open add/remove programs and remove VIEWPOINT and P2P if listed. Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't be but make sure)


Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure you do not miss an entry)

O3 - Toolbar: Viewpoint Toolbar - {F8AD5AA5-D966-4667-9DAF-2561D68B2012} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIEWPOINT\VIEWPOINT TOOLBAR\VIEWBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Viewpoi... Read more

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I am having problems with my Dell Inspiron 2650 with Windows XP Home.
It just turns off randomly without warning, usually while I am playing Age of Mythology by Microsoft. It also kills itself while running McAfee VirusScan and Nero CD burning software. At one point it was doing it every 30 minutes or so. I finally ran enough of VirusScan to detect some viruses, which I promtly deleted, ran ad-aware, etc. It subsided temporarily, but now does it almost exclusively while playing AOM. It the game creating the problem? Or the cd-rom? I am lost on this one.

A:Labtop keeps turning off??

does it feel like its getting warm or hot? also is it pluged in the wall when u do it, or is it running off a battery?

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So I had bad clusters on my HD. I backed uup all my data, removed the HD and replaced it w/a new one and restored the backup. But now I can't access the web, set up through a NETGEAR Router with built-in firewall, connected to a DSL modem which is connected to a portal for networks. It works on other computers but not my laptop. It's connected to the network. I tried System Restore, still didn't work. What should I do??? Please help me!!! Please reply....



P.S. System info provided below....

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my friend got this packer labtop..but cant play the CD/dvd do you get it running.

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Why does my laptop heat up so fast??? the fan stays on continuously.

Do I have too many running processes?
I usually have around 45 running processes. Can someone help me to reduce the running processes? I dont know which ones i need!


A:Why Is My Labtop Fan Always Running?

You might open Task Manager to see if a single process is using 90-100% of your CPU. Right click an empty space on the task bar and select Task Manager. Select the Processes tab and scroll through the listed processes. If one is using all of the CPU power, the fan will run constantly, fast, and usually loudly.

I've had problems with AdobeUpdater and SymantecUpdater in the the extent that I uninstalled Adobe Reader and Norton AntiVirus (Norton couldn't come up with a solution).

Let me know if this solves your problem or if you find the process that may be causing the problem.

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I have a ASUS U36SG CI5 2.5 6GB/500 GT610M 13.3" W7HP labtop,

i have spilled a liquid substance on it 2 times, first its was icetea, cleaned it in disstiled water, worked fine after, second time around i spilled coffee, and thats when it went wrong.

afte i spilled the coffee, the labtop turned itself off. so i took out the AC, and battery. and left it to dry for a day or 2, then turned it back on, but it keept tuening on and shutting off. so i took the labtop apart, and cleaned the mobo, and other componants in distilled water, looks all new a shiny now . but when i tryed to tuen it on again, it loaded to the part where it asked, start windows nomaly, or repair. then i pressed one of them and it shut down and started to turn on and shut down after a few sec, and kept on doing this. reapeated this a few times, but the result dident change, so i tryed without battery, would not power up, just with the battery, would not power up. so i left the ac and battery in, and came to the start windows normaly or repair, took out the AC, and it could boot all the way. but as soon as i plug the AC back in it turns off.

So my big question is, what could or is this problem, and can it be solved without replaceing any major components.

Yours senserly!

The poor student!

A:AC turns off my labtop

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Hello everybody
My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5750G running Windows 7 Home Premium
How it started, My computer started shutting of by itself, I read up on this and the common problem was my hard drive overheating. I tried to clean the vents and also keep it well ventilated, with time passing my computer started getting slower and one day totally froze, and suddenly gave me a blue screen.
I could not do a screenshot of the blue screen, as it disappeared and my computer restarted. After restart my computer was really slow, and my computer gave me the following error on Intel rapid storage technology - Image included.
Can you please help me as I don't know what is going on. I will also post my DDS scan now
Thank you for your time!!!!
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.18534
Run by Botter at 21:45:12 on 2015-04-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.27.1033.18.3948.1895 [GMT 2:00]
AV: Panda Free Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {3456760B-FDAA-FFFD-06C2-7BB528D2066C}
SP: Panda Free Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {8F3797EF-DB90-F073-3C72-40C753554CD1}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Panda Firewall *Disabled* {0C6DF72E-B7C5-FEA5-2D9D-D280D6014117}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:Please help labtop really slow

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Keep getting blue screen not getting system error so think that good thing,
Tried booting up safe mode etc any suggestions?

A:Toshiba labtop

Follow these steps Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions `and post over in that section of the forum.

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ok i dont know where to really put this so i put it hear

i need help with a see my labtop when i turn it on it show me what it normaly does (compaq) then after that is just stays a black screen i tried many thing already but nothing works and my F10 button doesn't work anymore either when i press it it just goes to a black screen
does anyone mine helping

A:Labtop Not responding right

Could you please press F8 while booting and try to go to safe mode?

If this works it may turn out to be video drivers that are the cause and we can get that sorted out for you.

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I recently did a clean installation on my Dell Inspiron 1100. I just recently had to instal a video card for my labtop because the images we're acting weird. Now my media player will not play sound. I get no sound out of the computer. What do you think is wrong with it?

A:My labtop has no sound

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its a
Windows XP Pro
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
797MHz, 504MB or RAM

Its slow and i want to speed it up

A:Speed up my labtop

of RAM**

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Hi All,
I need help from you guys. I have a HP Labtop model xf328. I was using Windows XP Professonal on this computer. After afew days, I got a message say said :"missing file , check your fdisk". After that, I could not turn my computer on any more. When I turn on, the screen is blank. When I put the cd of Windows XP in, the cdrun but the scrren still blank. Sometimes, after hit start button, I hit F2 , it shows on scrren for a few minutes and then turn to blank. Most of time, the system doesn't respond when i hit f2. Please help me to fix this prolem.
Thanks so much.

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i got a new satellite 70 with xp pro and after 1 month it stopped letting me log in my username,no way to log in(it hang on the welcome screen),i made a new one and that way i imported all my info,at least i can work now but after a while it stops in one program and the more you work the more it hangs,norton is updated,i made a full scan from the net,no viruses but just stops whenever,any help is welcomed,i live in costa rica on the coast and the first help is far from here,

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This post is cross-listed in other areas.

I am having problems with my Dell Inspiron 2650 with Windows XP Home.
It just turns off randomly without warning, usually while I am playing Age of Mythology by Microsoft. It also kills itself while running McAfee VirusScan and Nero CD burning software. At one point it was doing it every 30 minutes or so. I finally ran enough of VirusScan to detect some viruses, which I promtly deleted, ran ad-aware, etc. It subsided temporarily, but now does it almost exclusively while playing AOM. It the game creating the problem? Or the cd-rom? I am lost on this one.

A:Labtop just turns off?

What is a Labtop?

Is it something like a Laptop?
Sounds like an overheating issue. Are the airvents free of dust etc? Has it always done it?

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ok my laptop can't get online wireless. (has it built in) but it works just find with a cable, can some give me a website. that has the drivers or help me fix this. info below
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226667 MB, Free - 200170 MB; D: Total - 11805 MB, Free - 2037 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30EA
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:labtop can't use wifi

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I recently allowed my cousin to borrow my labtop. But I think they may have visited some bad websites. My labtop has been very slow to respond since they used it. And when I try to use a web browser it takes me to websites I did not click. My sister has tried to help me by removing my internet cache with CCleaner. And by running McAfee antivirus to check for viruses. The antivirus didn't find anything wrong. So she deleted some programs I wasn't using. Then she changed my advanced system performance settings to lower my memory usage with visual effects. I don't know a lot about computers. But I think there may still be something wrong with it. How do I check to make sure? I'm using a dell labtop with windows 7.

A:Slow labtop

Please download and scan with the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Link 3Be sure to print out and read the instructions provided in:How to Install Kaspersky Virus Removal ToolHow to use the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to automatically remove virusesDouble-click the setup file (i.e. setup_9.0.0.722_22.01.2010_10-04.exe), select your language and install the utility.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If you receive a UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, you should press the Continue button.At the 'Setup page', click Next, check the box to accept the license agreement and click Next twice more to extract the required files.Setup may recommend to scan the computer in Safe Mode. Click Ok.A window will open with a tab that says Autoscan. Click the green Start scan button on the Autoscan tab in the main window.If malware is detected, you will see the Scan Alert screen. Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.After the scan finishes, if any threats are left unneutralized in the Scan window (Red exclamation point), click the Neutralize all button.Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.If advised that a special disinfection procedure is required which demands system reboot, click the Ok button to close the window.In the Scan window click the Reports butt... Read more

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How do I unlock my laptop

A:How to unlock my labtop

@Bigsquik? Power-on password or Windows login password??? REO

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hi my labtop freezes all windows except the one im on until i press ctrl alt delete for example if im on and i want to click start i am not able to untill i press ctrl alt delete

i have and Acer Aspire 3002LCi labtop

A:labtop frezzes

Try doing an Acer system restore... You should find this restore function in the Acer utilities section of "All Programs"...

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Hi guys i got an irritaing problem with my labtop that is I installed a new Lcd on my labtop whish is of the same resolution of the original one , however when my system boots the Lcd divided into 4 small screens and it still this way until i reach the login stage then they get merged into one screen but with black bars on both sides .. I tried to extend the resolution and it those two bars disappeared but the icons , text, images are not clear at all i.e the clarity of the screen is very bad hardly to read the text ... I uploaded some pics of the problem i faced may it help you to understand my problem


A:labtop LCD problem

seems like somethings wrong with your software or the screen

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Hi everyone. I'm having some issues with my labtop it will not turn on. When I attempt to turn it on it just makes a noise like the hard drive is starting up then it stops and does not turn on. Is there anything that I can do about this problem and any clue what the problem possibly is? thank you

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hey guys my wifes labtop is getting bombarded with spam and a program start up for winantivirus2007 also when we close any internet explorer window we notice a ghost type program shutting down in conjunction with. I've run Spyboot S&D, Pop this, CCCleaner, Win Defender & not getting much just the same old ussual stuff. I now downloaded HIJACK THIS and have created a log. here it is:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 3:59:10 PM, on 7/29/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC... Read more

A:My Wifes Labtop

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum Da Luii My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.First of all click on Start/Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs and remove/uninstall Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA).---------------------------------------------------Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.When VundoFix re-opens,click the "Scan for Vundo" button.Once it's done scanning,click the "Remove Vundo" button.You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click "YES".Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.When completed,it will prompt that it will reboot your computer,click "OK".Post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt into your next reply.Note: It is possible that VundoFix encountered a file it could not remove.In this case,VundoFix will run on reboot,simply follow the above instructions starting from "Click the Scan for Vundo button." when VundoFix appears at reboot.---------------------------------------------------Please download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. T... Read more

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I need to clean the keys of my labtop. I think wine got spilled on it, and all my keys get stuck. How do I open the labtop to get in there to clean the keys? I have a hp pavilion zv6000. Any ideas? or a diagram?


A:Opening a Labtop

-=Go here to download the HP service manual:

-=Pages 107-117 detail the instructions for removal of the keyboard.

-=Page 75 has part numbers for replacement keyboards, if you want to just replace it.

-=Here is a link to an online store where you can buy the keyboard. It's not the lowest price, but it's a reliable vendor.

-=If you want to look for more price and store options, hit and search for the product number for the appropriate keyboard. For the US version it is 383664-001.

PS: *whistles* that's a long process just to remove a keyboard... Have fun and be careful. Oh, and remember that you may be voiding your warranty.

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My dad labtop is in pretty bad shape and it's hard enough just to get HJT or anything onto the computer, then running them properly is another story.It's an Accer, XP. Don't think you need anything. It's almost impossible to work with.There's about 3 anti-virus's on it. Not sure if there even real ones or false ones he downloaded from the virus.- Safe mode's not working, just gives a list of drivers and crap.- It's just constantly rebooting explorer I believe every couple a seconds. Lots of popups saying "Your computer is probably infected, click yes to download software to remove it."- Can't right click without the restarting effect- Could only manage an older version on HJT that doesn't need to be installed- I can't killbox the files from system32I can't even open notepad or open any folder.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS... Read more

A:Xp Labtop Is In Bad Shape

Hello and welcome to BCWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please see here for instructionshow to install HijackThis and make a logfile. Save it into convenient location and include it to your next reply, please.NextPlease do a scan with Kaspersky Online ScannerNote: If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select 'Run as administrator' to perform this scan.Click on the Accept button and install any components it needs.The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My ComputerThis will start the program and scan your system.The scan will take a while, so b... Read more

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i just bought a refurbushed labtop.and didnt have enough time to put the key in it,and now microsoft 7.will not let it stay on.

A:turn on my labtop

On a new installation you should have 30 days before Windows 7 gives you a hard time about entering the key and even then it should allow you to enter it.You just bought a refurbished laptop and it should have some sort of warranty, bring it back or contact where you purchased it from for help, there may be something wrong with it.If it is for some reason out of warranty, then try a Factory Restore but assume that anything you have saved on it and any programs you added will be gone. If there is anything important on the drive and you do not have access to save it, boot to a Live Linux DVD (Don't install) to access your hard drive to save your files to an external drive.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I have an HP envy 17 se nb pc. Turned the computer off at night and then turned it on in morning.
It asked for a windows password which I had disabled because I don't want to type it in all the time.
So I typed in the previous password and the screen said it was the wrong password. The computer then shut down by itself. I turned it back on and the screen is black and the caps lock button is giving me two blinks which means the bios needs updating. Went to the Microsoft site for bios update and all there instructions
will not work. Also the hard drive light blinks for about ten seconds an then goes off. I also think that the fan is not running and the computer gets very warm. I also removed the battery and the power plug and just plugged the power plug back in. This computer seems to be dead in the water. Can anyone help Thank you: Rodwell

A:Labtop Will Not Start

When I search for Envy 17 se nb, I get 68 results.
You'd get the BIOS from HP not Microsoft. The problem is that with 68 models, no one but you knows exactly which model you have and which drivers to link you to.
pick the correct model from the 68 showing.

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Ok, so I have been told for months now that I need to back up my labtop to cds incase of a computer crash or something. But a combination of being tight on money and being busy with my school work caused me to put it off until now. So I go to walmart, buy some cds, verify that those sort of cds are correct for backing up computer info and get started on the process. The first cd it takes less then 20 mins to completely back up as much as it will. So I switch out cds and the second one starts loading, that doesn't take very long for it to fill up either. But when I went to switch cds again I got a pop up message indicading that something had gone wrong and that the ending of the backing up on that cd and that I had to redue it again. So I started again and it didn't take long for the cd to get filled up again, at this point about 25% of my computer had been backed up. I then switched out cd's again, expecting that it wouldn't take long for this third cd to get filled up, maybe 20 min. at the most like the other cds. About 15 min later I checked on my computer and it showed that about 31% of my computer has now been backed up. That was 4 hours ago and it is still saying that only 31% is done. Should I be consurned? How can I speed this process up?

A:backing up my labtop

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I had my labtop for 5 years now and never had a problem with it. But I stop using it, I went to turn it on and I notice it wouldn't come on so I went and order a new battery and net charger. Now I have both and my labtop still won't come on. The light my the charger lights up white a few times and goes off. What can be the problem?

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Hi, i got a HP Pavillion dv7-2126eo. I encounter BSOD often when I'm on a foreign wireless internett. When im over at friends house i get BSOD all the time. I've had this pc for 2-3months now. I've encounter BSOD 2-3times at home. Yet every time im over at my friends house i get it several times.

The error says: "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
check for updates etc."

I've run MemTest and i got 0 errors detected. My pc does not overheat when I get BSOD.
i've added html report and TSF_vista_support folder.
any help would be appreciated.

A:Hp labtop - BSOD

Your wire connection to the internet is disabled. Is this intentional? What else did you disable when disabling the connection?

4 of the last 5 memory dumps blame NETw5v64.sys (your wireless networking device driver). The other blames a Windows network driver that was likely crashed by your NETw5v64.sys driver.

This should be the link for your 64 bit wireless networking driver. Please download this one, uninstall the old one, and then install the new one.

Here's a summary of the last 5 memory dumps:

Built by: 6001.22489.amd64fre.vistasp1_ldr.090805-0102
Debug session time: Fri Oct 16 11:38:40.502 2009 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 6:40:28.678
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff8000232f307}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETw5v64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETw5v64.sys
Probably caused by : NETw5v64.sys ( NETw5v64+a11d )
Built by: 6001.22489.amd64fre.vistasp1_ldr.090805-0102
Debug session time: Fri Oct 16 13:10:37.599 2009 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:30:54.696
BugCheck D1, {30, 2, 0, fffffa600337e34f}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETw5v64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETw5v64.sys
Probably caused by : NETw5v64.sys ( NETw5v64+16f34f )
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freezing during installing software/running software

numerous, error messages on boot drive stability

during format/partion, it took a long amount of time, and numerous attempts, file alocation errors

please help its a 8100 dell dimension

is the HD about to die? does it have a virus?

A:labtop harddrive going dead?

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It will NOT run Vista due to video drivers.

My laptop has ATI Radeon 9000 video, and there is much discussion on the internet regarding Vista drivers, but, according to the manufacturer there will never be an Vista drivers for this chipset.

I would really like to run W7 on this laptop though.

Any ideas?

A:Will my Toshiba Labtop run Windows 7?

as long as the Toshiba meets Windows 7 min. requirements, it'll run just fine. Sorry to say tho, there is no driver for the 9000 series you will get stuck using the standard VGA that windows installs. ATI doesnt support that series anymore :-(

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How do I reboot my toshiba

A:how toi reboot toshoba labtop

Read the manual.
Or find the manual online (Google).

Usually the reboot button helps(or the turn-off one in windows).


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Hey i am wonder if anyone has a older wife card i can use for my labtop a 802.11g card i think.. If anyone has one and under 20 buxs and would sell it with software and stuff let me know.. If it more then 20 buxs i can get one from Ebay.. Just thought i would rather buy from a TSG member then a ebay but if no one has one then ill go Ebay then

A:Labtop (Need a 802.11g wifi card) has a few of them for under 20$ after rebate. its a trendnet (not the best brand, but hey, at that price ...)

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hi i need help with a problem. Evertime i switch on my labtop it keeps on freezing when i try to open an application. What is wrong can someone explain this in the simplest of terms.

A:Labtop Keeps On Freezing/crashing

You will need to post a bit more information on this issue first Post a more detailed explanation of what happens and which programs does it freeze on etc. This will help us determine the problem and a solution more efficiently


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Hello,    I recently purchased a new blue colored HP Notebook labtop from Best Buy and when I turned it on today, I heard ample static background noise. I know that I should only hear the computer fan/ motor running and not the extra noise. I spent nearly $500 on this thing and I'm wondering if I should take it back. To give a visual, it kind of reminds me of the old school AOL white noise of static from back in the day. Can someone please advise. :-/ Thanks, -AmberT Model # 15-ay015dxProduct # X7W77UA#ABA

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I wanna upgrade the CPU but i dont know what CPU I can get for my laptop

I want to install a i7 but I'm not sure if the motherboard supports it

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16264 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953339 MB, Free - 570836 MB; G: Total - 476907 MB, Free - 264167 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, VA50_HW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Solved: Upgrading my labtop

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i was just wondering, i have a desktop computer at home and i am using Rogers Highspeed Internet. IF i buy a Labtop could i use the same internet connection as my desktop computer?.. Would i need any extra equipment, or wires??..

A:Labtop, just a quick question

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Hi everyone!

While installing updates of windows, I was told that I shouldn't have turned off my computer. However, I had to turn it off because I saw that while installation of updates is about 32%, and in the 3/3 stage, that my computer was still 'shout down' without proceeding restarting my compute to finish the updates.
I had to shout down it by clicking on the turn off' button in the keyboard because it took too long time without doing anything.
Although I have been told to not turn off my computer or plug off until the updates are installed, I had to turn off it.
So my questions are:
Why did this happen(my compute was still showing me 'shout down' without doing anything.
Why were the updates completed, although I have been told to not turn off the computer while updating installing. But I didn't do?
Finally: why is not there restart' button on the keyboard to restart the compute if necessary.

A:My Labtop was still showing me 'shout down' without doing anything.

Just wait until the PC reboots and the Updates complete. If it takes more than a few hours then you can shut it down, if necessary run System Restore from System Recovery Options

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heres my logfile....hope someone can help...thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:32:00, on 2009-4-28
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Service\eLockServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
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Hello all first post and its a challenge, at least for me. Here is the deal...My bud purchased a labtop at one of those "liqidation sales'" a week ago and its a nice labtop, person who sold it was legit and it booted up and all was fine. It currently has w2k pro on it and I am going to put XP Pro on it. Here is the problems. BTW this is an IBM Thinkpad.

The machine only has a cd-rom bay and I tried to install xp pro via the cd-rom drive and no dice. Upon the boot I hit F12 to choose boot seqence and I choose cd-rom and it just goes to the w2k start up screen. My XP cd is a retail version.

So I then decided I would have to access the bios to make it boot by default to the cd-rom, well the bios are password protected. So no dice there also.

So I acutally went to do the install via w2k, I can log on as the username and the pass he was given for a "guest account" I load w2k and everything is fine, when I pop in the xp cd and choose install, it says I have to be an administrator to run this program. So I checked the accounts and I was able to screw around with a member of the admin group, I will use the name "John" as the account. "John" is a member of the admin group and has full control of the computer. I changed the password for "John" and was able to log on as him. However same thing, have to be an admin to run the install.

So I changed the password of the administrator and tried loggin back on as admin and got "... Read more

A:Uninstallable labtop- XP Pro won't install...

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When went on internet it said 20% and other things after it and when trying to get to home page only this 20% thing came up. When I tried to diagnose it , it said the webpage didn't exist. Now I can't get on the internet at all. Today when I clicked on the internet, it came up and it didn't open up anything but didn't show that 20% thing. saying internet explorer can not open page.

Thank you and God bless,

Kim Morris

A:Can't access internet on labtop


Please transfer the following programs over to the ailing computer via and run them

first run this program on the USB

Download Flash_Disinfector.exe from HERE and save it to your desktop.
Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
Reboot your computer when done.
Please download MBRCheck.exe to your desktop.Be sure to disable your security programs
Double click on the file to run it (Vista and Windows 7 users will have to confirm the UAC prompt)
A window will open on your desktop
if an unknown bootcode is found you will have further options available to you, at this time press N then press Enter twice.
If nothing unusual is found just press Enter
A .txt file named should appear on your desktop.
Please post the contents of that file.

Please download DDS from either of these links


and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection
Double click dds.pif to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:


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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop and I need to know how to remove an administrator.

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Hi ,

My specs: CPU I3 ( x64 based processor )


hard drive : 500

i was running windows 8.1 professional x64 bit and i decided to downgrade to windows 7

so i installed windows 7 ultimate x32 bit but found that it only shows 2.86 RAM so,

i tried to install the windows 7 ultimate x64 and it just stop in the middle of installation !

i tried several editions of windows x64 bit but they all fails

im using bootable DVD to install , and i want to install the x64 version or any other way to upgrade from 32 to 64 without new installation .

A:My labtop won't accept windows 7 x64 bit only 32 bit !

You must boot the DVD and do a Clean Install, formatting before installing. You can't install from a booted 32 bit Windows system.

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when i tryed starting up my labtop it keeps restarts. like after it goes through the mhz and ram part.. then as soon as its about to say windows xp home edition it restarts... i tryed tapping f8 and going through safe mode but it did the same thing and i pressed this other option which said disable automatic restart after system error so i pressed it still the same thing anyone know the solution please help

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I've been running into a problem for a while now. I use firefox instead of internet explorer now and my scroll buttons don't work in firefox. They still work in things like internet explorer but in games and firefox it refuses to work. The device is called synaptics TouchPad V5.9 on PS/2 Port. I've tried updating the driver and it claims it's the newest version. any help would be appreciated.

A:Labtop Scroll Buttons this the version you installed?Windows 2000/XP v8.3.4 All Languages 5.32 MB zipScrolling in Firefox with Synaptics Touchpad

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Hello, I recently noticed a different in speed with my labtop. It's taking a while to do even simple things like open up a web browser.

I tried cleaning the disk drive, I defragmented the drive, I ran spyware,malware, virus, trojan searches and nothing major came back.

However, I ran an HIHACK and it gave me an error. It seems it's having problems loading the whole file.. It says something along the lines of
"I need to edit the file my self, C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"

Then it gives me a fatal error, after that, this HIJACK LOG comes in

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:50:46 AM, on 1/2/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1906 SP2)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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A:My Labtop is running slow! I have tried everything. Please Help me?


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how can I reset my daughters hp labtop to factory settings forgot password 

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