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Multiple issues 1. Power switch doesn't work 2. Touch Pad no...

Q: Multiple issues 1. Power switch doesn't work 2. Touch Pad no...

Hello, My laptop is HP Pavillion DV6875se with Windows 7 OS. It was working great before a month, but all of a sudden the following issues came up1. The power button of the laptop doesn't turn on/off the laptop. I have to use a detachable remote to turn the laptop on. I don't see blue light on the power key, once the remote turns the laptop on.2. The quick play touch sensative keys above the laptop key board have blue light in most of them. But its flickering red for volume, and no indicator on the volume increase decrease touch region. Though some have blue indicator, red lights....none of the touch sensative keys function at present.3. The laptop touch pad is unresponsive. It has its blue light, which doesn't turn red even if the touch pad is locked. I use a USB mouse as of now.4. Laptop has 3 audio jacks. One for microphone, and 2 for headphone. The external speaker doesnt have any sound, so i have to plug in earphone everytime to listen anything. In control panel --> under sound --> playback ---> i see speakers and realtek digital output ---> both show green oscillating bars when an audio is played. But the volume key in quick play tab is flickering red all the time. The laptop is fully functional. But it would be great if the problems mentioned above gets fixed. Sincerely

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I'm looking at PC for a friend. The power supply was obviously dead so I grabbed another one, matching the wattage. When I plug power into the PSU and turn on the switch on the PSU the computer boots. I try to turn it off with the power button on the front bezel but it has no effect.
Figuring it might be a problem with that PSU I tried another one, but with the same effect. Any suggestions would be helpful!


A:Solved: Changed PSU, front power switch doesn't work?

Since it's not the P/S, it's either the MB or the power switch. Disconnect the power switch from the MB connection, then plug the system in. It should NOT power up by itself, unless the BIOS is configured that way. In any case, short the two pins for the power switch briefly, and it should act just like you pressed the power switch. If so, the switch and/or wire is bad. Otherwise, it's probably the MB that has the problem.

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My Vista problem is this:

I unplug AC and USB devices in order to work outside my working station...
After some time, when I replug the laptop to AC and replug the USB devices they don't work... No mouse, no printer, no smart card, no usb at all. Also I can't restart the computer as it freezes, so I have to shut it down "violently". I noticed that this always occurs when the battery is under 50 %. But sometimes it happens even at higher percentages. I've installed sp2, I've disabled the USB selective suspend both in power options and in registry... WHAT ELSE TO DO???

A:Power issues - after repluging to AC USB doesn't work, can't restart computer...

Hi ogi30 and welcome to Vista Forums

What happens if you shutdown your laptop before reconnecting the adapter and USB devices? Does it then restart correctly? How old is your laptop, and, more to the point, how old is the battery?

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Touch pad doesn't work if you close and open the laptop, sometimes the touch pad turns off on it's own. I have checked the settings for the touch pad and for what the computer does when closing the lid, they are correct. Tried booting in safe mode and still had same results. The only way to get the touch pad to come back on is if you reboot the computer. Any ideas?

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The power switch on my Compaq Deskpro went faulty, so I bought a replacement generic switch. Installation seemed no problem, when I switch on power lights come on, but only for a few seconds, then system shuts down. I don't think I did any other damage when replacing the switch. What should I check out?

A:PC doesn't like new power switch

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So recently my laptop Pavilion DV6xxx updated the OS to Windows 10 64 bit and for some reason the touch pad works, but the scrolling system i.e. the designated scroll bar partition doesn't scroll any more. I have the Synaptics Pointing device software and my system is up to date in drivers yet it doesn't work. Please help as not being able to scroll with the touch pad is a huge inconvenience.

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Hi,thanks a lot from hp companyI bought hp envy k212ne last week and I removed ubuntu and I installed windows 8.1 and I downloaded all of the drivers for my laptop from hp support .In addition before I install drivers in my laptop , I saw pen and touch in my control panel , but now it isn't there.Then I went to device manager (Human Interface Devices ) but I didn't saw HID-COMPLIANT TOUCH SCREEN ,there.So I need your help .Plz help me.

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hi recently my laptop has had a problem concerning a update from microsoft and has been restored to an earlier point before the update. Now my touch pad won't work so i got to connect a mouse every time i want to use it is there any reason it won't work concerning drivers or is my touch pad broken...

Thanks in advance
P.s. its a sony vaio with vista installed intel dual core 1.67ghz
2Gb ram
120gb of hard drive space
im ussually good at fixing this kind of stuff but its my first time using vista

A:Laptop doesn't work with the touch pad

Did you reinstall the drivers/software?

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The touchscreen on my Yoga 260 isin't working. I first noticed this problem when the screen was acting wierdly. When you tap on your yoga a light circle appears and fades over time to mark or show where you tapped and when you swipe a trail or tail appears behind of where you swiped then disappears over time. So when I opened my Yoga these taps and swipes were appearing all over the screen ramdomly in a very rapid pace. So I restarted my Yoga and saw that the swipes and taps were still there. So I chose to restart the Yoga again and the taps and swipes dissapered. After that I noticed that the touchscreen became unresponsive but the computer runs as normal butthe screen is unresponsive. Before I discovered the problem I could remember dropped the computer a small height but caught it. If there's a solution to this problem I'm happy to listen! Thanks. 

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Hi,thanks a lot from hp companyI bought hp envy k212ne last week and I removed ubuntu and I installed windows 8.1 and I downloaded all of the drivers for my laptop from hp support .In addition before I install drivers in my laptop , I saw pen and touch in my control panel , but now it isn't there.Then I went to device manager (Human Interface Devices ) but I didn't saw HID-COMPLIANT TOUCH SCREEN ,there.So I need your help .Plz help me.

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I just purchased this laptop yesterday, 9/12, and it was working perfectly fine until today. I was working on it and the touch screen stopped working so I can only use the keypad. I'm wondering if something went wrong with the laptop or if it can be easily fixed!!

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I just purchased this laptop yesterday, 9/12, and it was working perfectly fine until today. I was working on it and the touch screen stopped working so I can only use the keypad. I'm wondering if something went wrong with the laptop or if it can be easily fixed!!

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Hello! I've just installed Windows 7 Professional on my HP 350 G1.  I have a problem with touch pad - it works, but just as mouse (and also installed as mouse). I've tried to update and downloaded synaptics driver, but it failed to be installed. I can't delete previous version of Synaptic driver and installed a new one, because it's not in Programmes list at all.  Windows Update doesn't work as weel, if it's relevant.

A:Synaptics touch pad doesn't work

 Hi, Install the driver from the device manufacturer

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i have dell inspiron n5010
i want to disable its touch pad but cant figure it out
there is a touch pad disabling button (right beside f12 key) but it doesn't work

can anyone tell me how to do it cuz it gets really irritating sometimes.

thank you in advace

A:Touch pad disabling button doesn't work

Touchpad problem

Hi. I don't know about a button to disable the touchpad on a laptop, but there is a free program that will do the same thing, so you can type away, and your arm won't move the cursor around. Try

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Hi, Please help! I updated to window 10 this evening and things seemed fine. I dowloaded a few apps and restarted the system. Whe the system came back - the cursor wouldn't leave the top of the screen - just flickering aroung the top edge. The keypad works, as do the left and right clicks and the pointing device, but I fing he pointing device imposible to use and as soon as either the touchpad is toched, or the pointing device is touched at the same time as the left and right clicks - the cursor goes straight back to the top of the screen (where the close button is) As I am sure you can understand - this is all but unworkable. I have looked to se if the driver needs updating - it doesn't. Can you help? Richard

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A:Updated to Windows 10, now touch pad doesn't work

I manually reinstalled a windows 7 software for synaptics (none later available) and is currently working. Will keep my fingers crossed.Thanks for your help

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Hi Guys...I'm using the Lenovo multi touch driver for my X61T. With Windows 7 build 7000 the same driver when I wake my laptop from sleep the touch screen works. Starting with build 704x (i can't remember the exact build but it was the first leaked x64 build) when I wake the machine from sleep the touch screen doesn't work (both pen and finger touch)

I have tried to change USB settings but I haven't seen any fix. A restart of the machine means the tablet works again. Any ideas about a patch until Lenovo makes new drivers for Windows 7?

A:Touch Screen doesn't work out of sleep

There is a registry patch for better USB connectivity after waking from sleep, available from Lenovo.

Lenovo Support & downloads - Registry patch to improve USB device detection on resume from sleep for Windows Vista - Notebooks

How's the touchscreen working for you? Hope it's great! I don't like touchscreens because the screen can heat up and flicking your finger around on it can really burn.

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Hello everybody.

I got an ASUS N50Vn aka X5AVseries..

On the top of the keyboard I got a "touch panel" where I can control the volume, change the computers performance and so on.

But after installing Windows 7 it doesn't work.

Anybody knows what to do? Maybe a speciel driver I need?

Thanks, Peter.

A:ASUS - Touch Panel doesn't work?

You have to install all the acpi/she drivers from asus's website. You can use the vista or xp drivers.

(had to do this on an 1000he from asus, but I got almost all hardware keys working)

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My laptop doesn't turn on when you switch on the power button WiFi light just blinks once that's all pls help

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I have been using electronic KVM switch for my two computers from one year. Today I was not able to connect one computer through switch. Error is no input signal. When I connect my monitor direct to that computer, it works fine. And even both computer lines connected to switch works fine with other computer. I can not figure out what could be the reason as switch works fine with its both connections with other computers. But, first computer show an error "no input signal detected" with both input connection of switch. The only changes I may have done in this computer is may be the resolutions. Does swith has any criteria which not works with certain resolutions or graphic settings ?

A:KVM switch doesn't work for one computer only

Yes the KVM switch will have a maximum resolution it can't go above. See if it works again at a lower resolution.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG

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Everything functioned just fine and then one day I turned on the computer and the wireless is turned off and can not be turned on. The switch remains amber and in Control Panel wireless on/off is greyed out and can not even be selected. I found several things on-line regarding this problem but none with a solution that worked. It also appears to happen to at least 4 other models of Elitebook.  Network addapters all are working according to device manager.I get internet access  when ethernet plugged inAs far as I can tell everything is current as far as updatesOne solution that was said to work on another forum was deleting the HP Assistant but I couldn't find it on my computer at all so I installed it thinking perhaps a current version may solve the proplem or overwrite previos copy of assistant. Nothing changed. I have not deleted it as I apparently didn't have HP Assistant prior to installing it myself.OS is Windows 7 (64 bit)Professional Service Pack 1I have not tried BIOS as this was suggested in every similar post I found but wqs never reported to be successful.I have not reinstalled drivers as only 1 was listed on HP website that matched mine which was INTEL 82579LM.The other two drivers were not listed in the downloads. They are; Intel Centrino Ultimate-N6300 AGN and Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport AdaptorWhen rightclicking drivers in Device Manager under Properties all three drivers report "Device is working properly" I purchased this laptop j... Read more

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I switch from english to spanish and back again frequently, and yesterday the keyboard toggle (left alt + left shift) stopped working. when I press it the "file" link at the top of the window hightlights instead. What have I done now?

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i upgraded to windows 10, and surprise surprise my touch screen is gone.   no drivers, no hint of it anywhere on my pc settings,  i tried finding a link on HP's website to redownload the software, no such luck, you would think for such a common problem hp and microsoft would get there act together and provide a patch.  Any ideas anyone. thanks

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I bought a windows 8 hp pavilion touchsmart and touch screen worked. I updated to Windows 10 and it worked, only after I did a factory restore did it not work. I've tried everything with the device driver and another factory restore and it still does not work. I sent my computer in to get it fixed while it was under warranty and it was still not fixed. I resigned to it not working and I think that hp should have solved this problem before selling its computers. So we are blaming it on Microsoft 10, but that is not the issue when it worked until I did a factory restore and attempted everything suggested. I have a 350 dollar piece of **bleep**. Plus now my Mic isn't working and there aren't any drivers for me to upgrade to, anywhere.

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Screen was cracked so I replaced the screen. Now touch doesn't work.
There is no "Pen and Touch" and "Tablet PC Settings" in Control Panel. In PC info it says, "No pen or touch input is available for this display."
Touch DOES work on LINUX as I ran it from a usb drive, so it is not a hardware problem.
I have reinstalled Windows.
I have another Yoga 2 Pro and comparing Device Manager in both I see no differences.
How can I get the touch to work again?

A:Why doesn't my Touch work after replacing the screen on my Yoga 2 Pro?

try refreshing your PC maybe the driver is not working properly
If the touchscreen does show up on the device manager try updating the driver from there. (it will be listed under HID )
​Otherwise To refresh your PC Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, tap or click Get started.Follow the instructions on the screen.

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Yesterday I reinstalled Windows 7 on my notebook PC. I had to use a Microsoft installation disk because unfortunately, serious errors resulted after I installed from the HP recovery program. Consequently the HP drivers that were installed automatically with the recovery program weren't installed on my system. I had to install several of them from the HP support site. I got everything to work except for the Touch volume control, or the Volume Scroll Zone as referred to by HP in the service guide. This is the device located just above the keyboard that increases or decreases speaker volume when you drag you finger on it. I installed the Quick Launch button driver but that only applied to the mouse and pointer touchpad. I looked at the devices listed in my startup configuration. I saw the synaptics pointing device and the HP quick launch buttons listed. So is the IDT PC audio driver.  What am I missing? Where I can I find it to activate the touch volume control?

A:Touch volume control doesn't work on dv6, looking for driver

@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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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 a HP Pavilion 7960 that was used when new for a couple of months, and then stored for a year and a half or so. When I got it out again I have been unable to power it up. The monitor comes on and the little green light at the back of the CPU, but no anything else. I nee HELP....... please.

A:(Resolved) power switch doesn't turn on computer

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My wireless switch in my hp probook 4530s won't turn on. The amber light stays on, and I can't connect to my wireless network.

A:wireless switch doesn't work on 4530s

i have the same problem last week. Luckily, I was le to solve to problem. Maybe it was also disabled in our BIOS system. Restart your laptop then press F10 in order to go to your BIOS system. Just Press the defaults and SAVE . Press ok,close then restart. Hopefully this will help. Goodluck!

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I have been facing this issue from the day one since I installed Windows 10 on my laptop (Dell XPS L502x).

Native Windows Applications like all browsers, office products etc. anything that is not from the Store, works fine. I can use Touch Pad scrolling with no trouble. e.g. on Internet Explorer, Chrome, MS Word, etc.

But the apps that come out of store or the apps like those which come pre-built with Windows 10 such as new Settings UI, Microsoft Edge. Touch Pad scrolling just don't work with these apps. When I perform scrolling the scroll-icon appears but doesn't scroll the content.

This issue is only with Touch Pad. External Mouse works great with scrolling on any kind of app.

Hope to find a solution here.

PS: drivers are all good on the machine and up to date with no warning or error.

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I have Satellite Pro M500 with Windows 7 installed.

Detect correctly many USB pen drive (led inside ON) but when use "remove secure device" (right bottom) the led remain ON (never switch OFF). This for every model Keystone I have (2, 4, 8GB).

Last old XP based notebook switch OFF correctly power supply. Why this Toshiba not switch OFF right mode the pen drive?

Anticipated Thanks,

A:Satellite Pro M500 - Doesn't switch off power supply for USB pen drive


Do you really think that this is an issue?
To be honest sometimes I can notice the same that disconnecting a USB pen drive the LED doesn?t go off but Windows tells me I can remove the drive. So I think if Windows tells me that all should be ok.
What do you think?

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if you are running factory settings or your own Windows installation.
Make also sure that BIOS version is the newest.

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The tittle about says it all. I initially thought this was a virus or malware, so I formatted my harddrvie and re-installed windows.

It initially worked, but after a day of re-installing my programs it now doesn't work again...

The sound works all other times though. For example if I log in on my user account 'Kairyun' I can switch users but it makes no noise. if I log into my mother's account 'Roxanne' when she switches users the sound works just fine.

If I completely log off of 'Kairyun' and log back in the switch user sound will work fine.

A:Switch user sound doesn't work for first person to log in.

Don't know if my theory holds any water, but the sounds only play during the first login, not when switching to (already logged in) users.

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running XP Pro on a Toshiba M35X. Fn+F5 seems to have no effect. I've tried two different external monitors. No response whatsoever.

A:Solved: External display switch (Fn+F5) doesn't work

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I have Win 7 and Win 8 dual booting on my brand new Dell Vostro laptop. The wireless works beautifully while using Win 7, but when I switch to Win 8... the actual Fn+F2 wireless switch has no effect whatsoever!! So I know the machine is OK, the network is OK, but what could be making the machine act differently under Windows 8??? Device manager and details say the driver is up to date.. What do I look for next?? I don't think I'm going to be able to get a call through to Microsoft!!

A:Solved: Wireless works in Win 7 but the switch doesn't work in Win 8

Dell Vostro laptopClick to expand...

do you have exact model and service tag number- should be on a label on the PC

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I have an Asus U50F Laptop and the external wireless switch to turn the WiFi on/off isn't working. The splash screen will show up indicating I turned off my WiFi but then nothing happens and I still have a wireless connection.

A:External Asus WiFi Switch Doesn't Work

I managed to fix this by installing the Asus wireless console 3. Delete this thread please.

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The tittle about says it all. I initially thought this was a virus or malware, so I formatted my harddrvie and re-installed windows.

It initially worked, but after a day of re-installing my programs it now doesn't work again...

The sound works all other times though. For example if I log in on my user account 'Kairyun' I can switch users but it makes no noise. if I log into my mother's account 'Roxanne' when she switches users the sound works just fine.

If I completely log off of 'Kairyun' and log back in the switch user sound will work fine.

A:Switch user sound doesn't work for first person to log in.

Hi .

If your account is the only one experiencing this...I'd say that your profile is damaged.

If you log into a different account and then switch to yours...and it works...probably not a profile issue.

The other plausible item would be defective/damaged sound won't hurt to uninstall them (using Device Manager) and then reboot and reinstall them.

It also would not hurt to run the chkdsk /r command (Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter...type Y in new screen and hit Enter...reboot system) before doing anything regarding reinstalling audio drivers.


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I'm having difficulty figuring out this persistent malware. I think it's likely that there are multiple issues.

I'm running Windows Vista.

The malware started off with "google redirect" symptoms, and disabling my Symantec software

Shortly following, I could no longer access the web. However, the malware itself would create an internet explorer popup every 5-10 minutes (not my default browser) that would go to "search sites" (none that I recognized....) and search for lewd topics. Running the taskmanager would show multiple instances of iexplore.exe running on my machine (one for each popup). The popups would have to be eliminated one by one using the task manager.

Trying to run a system restore, I discovered all restore points had been deleted.

I installed AVG antivirus and got it to run once which seemed to help the problem. However, upon restart, all issues were back and I could no longer run avg. Windows defender constantly pops up that a new trojan is attacking my machine.

At this point, I unplugged my internet connection and started using another machine. I had left my problematic computer alone for about a month.

Upon turning it on last night, each time I logged on, it gave me a warning that "Windows had encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute" and would restart. I tried running cmd (in that one minute) to intercept it, but the task manager would freeze if I tried to run it from there and explorer wo... Read more

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I have an old pc case that I would like to get running again. The problem is that I put a newer motherboard in it and the wires from the old power switch in the case don't match up to the pins on the newer motherboard. Is there anything that I can do about this without buying a new case?

A:Solved: Power Switch won't Work

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Function key for wireless off and on doesn't work 

A:Turn off/on wireless switch doesn't work inspiron 7737

I would check the BIOS click restart while holding ctrl and then choose BIOS / advanced tab / Function Key behavior and make sure that it is set to enabled. If that doesn’t help, try downloading and installing Dell Quickset here for the wireless button to work.
Please let me know if you continue to have problems.

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I have the specified problem at
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 problems disappear?

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I have the issue that the touch screen + front camera + back camera + windows button on the screen are not working.

I tried installing the display/graphics drivers but that did not helped.

I bought this laptop from Saudi Arabia and it is still under warranty but I am out of country so i cant claim the warranty as well.

someone please sort out this issue and tell me the solution or tell me what i should do?

Help will be really appreciated.
some details about my laptop:

Toshiba Satellite U920T-B919.
windows 8.1 update 64 bit.


A:Satellite U920T - front/back cam + touch screen + win button doesn't work

Since you mentioned different issues with your notebook, I think that in this case its advisable to recover the notebook back to factory settings just to check if all these problems are related to system problem.

Regarding the webcam: the Windows 8 /8.1 already contains the webcam drivers and therefore additional webcam driver installation isn?t possible. Additional webcam driver does not exist simply.

From my point of few the whole description smells a little bit like a hardware problem of the upper slide part where the touchscreen is part of.
The win button as well as the both cams are located there and probably there is some lose connection between the two parts (touchscreen and keyboard)

Anyway, as I said above, its advisable to recover the notebook to factory settings just to ensure that the system isn?t the troublemaker.
In case of hardware problems, you would need to get in contact with service available in your country.

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I have updatet my Toshiba Satellite L500-20X to Windows 8.
Unfortunately, since this update my WLAN Switch no longer works. All function keys work to F7, only F8 (WLAN switch) and F9 (touchpad) no longer work.

What can I do?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

A:Satellite L500-20X - WLAN switch doesn't work after Windows 8 Upgrade

Satellite L500 is not Win 8 upgrade supported? so I think the problem is a missing driver or software?

As far as I know in order to use the FN buttons the Value Added Package for Win 8 needs to be installed.
Check other driver area for Toshiba notebook series supporting the Win 8.
Maybe you could use the VAP released for other series.

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I have a p2 compaq deskpro the power switch wont work. its is turned of in bios when i press del or f1 it tells me keyboard error can any one help me please. how do i get into bios.

A:p2 compaq deskpro power switch wont work.

Check to see if the keyboard is plugged in correctly.

If so, try another keyboard on the computer.

With the keyboard that's giving you a problem, make sure there is nothing stuck underneath the keys of the keyboard. Turn it upside down and give it a couple of whacks to see if anything falls out (like staples...). Or, you could take a look at this website for instructions on how to take the keys off the keyboard to clean it.

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I have a weird problem: Some startup programs, such as Skype, do not launch if I do a re-start or shut-down via the START-TURN OFF COMPUTER menu. This includes desktop icons/shortcuts for Firefox and Opera. Chrome will launch via shortcut but will not "find" the internet and comes up web page error.

HOWEVER ! If I shut down via the power switch (hold it for a few seconds), then after shutdown, wait 5 minutes, and re-power back up, everything works fine. Everything launches normally.

Can anyone please assist me with this mystery ?


My System Info:

Compaq Presario 6000
Model Year 2002
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 503 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 111207 MB, Free - 34993 MB; D: Total - 3249 MB, Free - 693 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, MS-6577, 020,
Antivirus: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:some Startup programs only work after power-switch shutdown (!?!)

Do you have all of the latest patches/updates for XP?

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Hi all.

To delete a number of items at once in My Documents or in My Pictures, I hold down the Ctrl key while clicking a few items - and then I click 'Delete'.

But half the time I do this, instead of deleting the items - it makes another copy of them.

Is there any way of correcting this problem? It would now take me a full half hour to individually delete each file.

Thanks for any help.

A:Multiple Deleting Of Files Doesn't Work.

That's not a problem, it's a common mistake I make when trying to move/delete numbers of files.

More precise keystrokes will fix .


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We use Chrome browser and XP on a laptop and a PC. The PC is OK but in the laptop when we want to email something in Yahoo to multiple recipients, the Control+Click or Shift+Click doesn't work in the CC or BCC menu.

Any solution please?
Thank you!

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I am fixing a PC for a friend; their power supply went bad, so i switched it but now the PC will NOT turn on using the front PC button but rather it turns on when i plug in the cable in the Power Supply.

& Furthermore, it shows nothing on the monitor when it turns on...

The Power Supply Fan is working, CD Drive open normally & i can hear the Hard drive moving...

Can you guys give me a bit of advance on what i should do next please?

A:Power button doesn't work with new PSU

Are you sure you plugged all the connectors correctly? The PC not switching on from the front button would seem to indicate the power switch is not plugged into the motherboard.

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I have one of the strangest issues I have come across. After upgrading to 8.1 my power button doesn't always work when trying to enter sleep mode. It's how I send my computer to sleep and wake it up. If the computer is off or asleep and I press the button it works every time, but if it is on and I press it to send it to sleep mode it works probably 25% of the time.

Not sure what specs will be useful so here are the main things: custom built computer inside a "Cooler Master Storm Enforcer" case with an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard, Intel i7 3770k, and Windows 8.1 Pro w/ media center.

Also as a side issue (that has been going on since before Windows 8.1) when I right click a word in Chrome to auto correct it that only works once per text entry. If I click the new word on the context menu nothing happens.

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My Father's PC Seems to have a problem with its Power It will Slightly turn on then off. The PC Monitor also does not Get a signal From The Desktop.

A:Computer power doesn't work

not sure how it turns slightly on. but your power supply may be bad. thats the cheapest fix. the motherboard will be the worst case scenerio.

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So I managed to spill a cup of tea earlier today, spilling tea over my desk, hitting a few keys of my keyboard - a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2012 edition.
Most of the keys on the keyboard didn't work, or needed to be hit several times before anything happened.
I have restarted the PC, changed USB port and even changed keyboard to some old Logitech one, but most keys still doesn't work.

Since the keys aren't working on either one of the keyboards I tried I have no clue what could have happened, and need some help figuring this one out.

All help appreciated!

A:Keyboard keys doesn't work on multiple keyboards after spilling tea!

Could be the damage to the first keyboard damaged the PS/2 port or the USB port it was plugged into which in turn causes a replacement keyboard to not be full functional. Best thing I've done with spills is to immediately unplug the keyboard and turn it over to drain as much liquid out as I could then I've rinsed it out with clear water, shook and tapped it to get any water out then put in the sun to dry for several hours.

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A few days ago the three windows running laptops in my apt randomly lost internet connection. The network would display as full strength connection but no pages would load in IE or FF. However, the one macbook was still working (although sluggish) After trying to futz with the IP settings on each of the laptops, I gave up and reset the router hoping everything would go back to normal.

Well, now nothing works. All four machines still show full strength connection but nothing will load and no IM clients will connect. So, I tried to hardwire the connection to one of the computers straight from the modem and again, same issue. It shows a full connection, packets being sent and received, but no actually connection whatsoever.

Of course my ISP sees the modem connected and claims it can't be their problem so I'm left to fix this on my own.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end on this one.

A:Multiple laptops show connectivity but internet doesn't work

For a PC connected directly to the modem (remember to power cycle it) please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have an ethernet cable run in my house. What I need to figure out is if there is such thing an ethernet switch that does not require a power source. (or something that can get this situation resolved)

Here is my situation:
I have a cable ran to my basement, and have a bedroom directly above the basement that needs an ethernet run. It is not possible for me to run a completely new cable from the original starting point, so I was somehow hoping to use the cable going to the basement, put a head on it, put it into a switch/hub/splitter and run a cable out of it to the room directly above, and use the other cable coming out to stay in the basement.

Is there something that can do this for me? Is there a better way to do so? What would you suggest? Thanks!

UPDATE: Please refer to post #4 for more details.

A:Solved: Such thing as an Ethernet switch that doesn't need power? Question about ethernet run

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my computer won't turn on

3 days a go myn power supply of my e machine t 2745 blow out ok
i change it for a brand new power supply but nothing happen, but when i connect the power supply to the mobo a green ligth on the mobo is on i don't know if the problem
with my old power supply could affect any other devvice of my mobo , but check this out power supply brand new and the mobo seems to be just fine please i need somebody to help me out i don't know what to do

A:New power supply, computer still doesn't work

alexander33831 you are replying in this thread, about "How to chose folder in .bat files while install from CD "
Umm nothing to do with your issue

You will need to go to here:
Select the appropriate forum, and then create a NEW thread, just for you.

Do not reply here, just create a new thread. (you know everytime I say this, the person replies here, its happened so many times, I'm wondering what I should say)

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The power adaptor for my NTL cable modem doesn't work anymore. I know this because my modem would no longer power-up so I swapped the power adaptor from my speakers to my modem and my modem worked! So, I was wondering, where do I get another adaptor? Or is this up to Virgin Media to replace?

Note: It's a 10v OEM AC Adaptor.

Let me know if you need the model number etc.

A:Modem's Power Adaptor Doesn't Work.

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My laptop won't power up and I have try's unplugging the AC cord and battery, and it still does not work I need help! My computer is a hp black licorice 15.6

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I have a simple USB keyboard that has a Sleep, wakeup and poweron button on it.
The sleep button works fine but the others do not.
How do I enable that?

In the BIOS there's the wakeup setting, I chose the key (power button) and it still doesn't work.
I had to disable EUP (an European rule) which, if enabled, makes sure the power consumption of the powered off PC stays under 1 W, but it also eliminates most of the wakeup options to achive that low power level.

Now with that option disabled, it is now possible to enable wake up events but the power button still doesn't work.

Legacy USB keyboard setting is on. Could it be the cause?

A:Dedicated Power On button on keyboard doesn't work

What brand of keyboard is it? If it's a Logitech, it could be a driver issue. I have a similar problem with my media buttons on a Logitech keyboard, but it seems that a recent driver update has made them fail. Rolling back the driver made them work again.

Try reinstalling the driver, or rolling back to a previous driver and see if that helps the issue.

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The power button on my Compaq 1247 Notebook does not always work when operating on battery. Compaq doesn't seem to be of any help. Others have had this problem as evidenced by chat on Compaq web site. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this.

A:Compaq 1247 Power Button Doesn't Work

I was able to fix this problem on one laptop by letting the battery run all the way down, then recharging it completely before using it again....

[Edited by AcaCandy on 04-09-2001 at 10:27 PM]

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een having malware problems. Seemed to get rid of most of them with Malwarebytes, and everything "appears" to be normal now (on the surface - no more fake virus scanners popping up). My internet connection comes back fine (ipconfig shows a connection), but when I open IE, it says "Connecting to site" in the status bar, before going to a "The page cannot be displayed". When I open Mozilla, is seems to run fine. I also cannot connect with other programs - games, chat, etc.Below is the latest malwarebytes log. Plz let me know if there are any other scans you'd like me to run. And thank anyone in advance for any help they can provide. Also will follow with a "SUPERAntiSpyware" log as well.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.45www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: 4005Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.21804/18/2010 7:45:50 PMmbam-log-2010-04-18 (19-45-50).txtScan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)Objects scanned: 262007Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 56 minute(s), 30 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 2Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:(No malicious items detecte... Read more

A:IE doesn't work & Other connection issues

Log posted here: that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not op... Read more

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If I try to use the Ctrl-Click action on web pages that allow you to select multiple items in a list box, a new ie session opens (to my home page) instead of allowing me to make multiple selections. This happens with ALL web pages that have multiple select boxes. It only happens on my desktop (XP with i.e 7), and not on other computers in my house with ie7.
- I tried disabling ALL active X controls and add-ins. Still didn't work.
Any ideas please? (It's maddening!!)

A:Control-Click doesn't work with multiple select lists-it opens a new ie page instead

One thing you may want to check is the control panel/accessibility options and make sure nothing is checked in there. Sometimes the accessibility settings for the keyboard will play havoc with what you think should be happening with keys.

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I even tried setting the idle time to only 1 minute but none of my 4x hard drives will turn off when idling. Search indexer is turned off. System setup: i7 920, Asus P6T Deluxe, AHCI enabled with the latest intel drivers.

I didn't have this problem with this system when using XP before.

Any ideas?


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My Family and I bought "Cisco Linksys E1200" and it worked! and few weeks later, when we got home from school, the Linksys E1200 doesn't work, the power light isn't on and obviously so the Internet but when I used wired network without the use of the E1200, it did work out! but the thing is, why my Linksys E1200 won't power on even though it is connected to the power outlet.

Please Help me out![/FONT]

A:Solved: Linksys E1200 doesn't work to the power source

Possibilities include

a. the power outlet has no power;
b. the power cord is not plugged securely into the router;
c. the cord was damaged in transit;
d. the router is dead.

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Computer's off, it's been off since morning, and I can't get this thing to work! The power button isn't lit, nothing. I press it, and it doesn't turn on the computer at all... I've tried doing these things: -use battery only-use charger only-remove charger and battery, hold button for 30+ seconds, and try again.... none of those work... is my laptop fried? it sucks because i JUST bought this thing a month ago.

A:Lenovo v570 - Power Button doesn't work, Computer ...

hi muffinmonkcan you try one key recover button to check if it works?

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Okay I cleaned my registry yesterday (i also had a backup) well today my search box isn't working and I keep getting errors. It even says yahoo messenger can't open and I don't have it installed. So I put back the old registry and it still didn't work. Then I did a system restore well you get the idea. Nothing is working to make this problem go away. What should I do?

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Been having malware problems. Seemed to get rid of most of them with Malwarebytes, and everything "appears" to be normal now (on the surface - no more fake virus scanners popping up). My internet connection comes back fine (ipconfig shows a connection), but when I open IE, it says "Connecting to site" in the status bar, before going to a "The page cannot be displayed". When I open Mozilla, is seems to run fine. I also cannot connect with other programs - games, chat, etc.

Below is the latest malwarebytes log. Plz let me know if there are any other scans you'd like me to run. And thank anyone in advance for any help they can provide.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.45

Database version: 4005

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

4/18/2010 7:45:50 PM
mbam-log-2010-04-18 (19-45-50).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 262007
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 56 minute(s), 30 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected... Read more

A:IE doesn't work - Mozilla does Other connection issues

Have you scanned with

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I tried many different variations and nothing seems to work. I also have a problem with my usb headset keeping the computer awake as well but override command on it doesn't work either. Am i doing something wrong with this command? -REQUESTSOVERRIDE Process "IDMan.exe" SYSTEMpowercfg -REQUESTSOVERRIDE Process "IDMan.exe"powercfg -REQUESTSOVERRIDE Process IDMan.exe

A:Sleep issues, override doesn't work

Hi Zexeta If you go in your Device Manager, right-click on your headset and select Properties, you'll have a tab called Power Management. Under it, there's an option called Allow this device to wake computer. Simply uncheck it and this should solve your issue

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Hi everyone

My computer was infected by the Antivirus 2009 virus and i removed it, or i thought i did. It no long shows in my computer but now an search result from google will not work when directly clicked on, only when it is either copied and pasted or right click > open in new tab or new window. Also after Antivirus 2009, my computer has been running slow processor is intel pentium dual e2180 2.00 ghz 2gb of ram. Any thoughts on how to speed up my pc would be really appreciated.

Hijack this log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:04:07 PM, on 9/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfm... Read more

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Hi there,

Today my laptop (windows 8.1) ran out of battery. Later when it was charged again, only a black screen with a cursor appears. Additional the power button does not work. When I press the power button the laptop does not shut down nor boot again, just the black screen with the cursor appears again. Alt+Ctrl+Del does not work either... I don't know what I can do else. Can anybody solve this problem?

Thank you very much for your help

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Hello,I am desperate for help. My laptop will turn on. And I can type in my password. But then when the computer loads it takes a very long time and when it gets to the desktop the keyboard, the mouse, the touchpad, and the touch screen won't work. I can see everything on my desktop. But I cannot open anything or do anything at all. How can I fix this?Thank you!!!

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Hiya, all!

Auto Run and Auto Play just quit working. I did the basic, went to the drives concerned, the Auto Play is enabled, looks like.

The msconfig option is out of my expertize level. Would someone know what happened, and how I can get those options working again?

BTW, the System Restore quit working, too. I tried to roll back to a good working setting, but SR didn't restore. I tried several times, different dates. It only went back to July, anyway.

I'm not sure if those two problems are related.

My machine is Dell XPS, P4 3.4Ghz, 3 gigs of RAM, XP Pro SP3.

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I will start explaining my most urgent problem, then move on to the saga of my RAM. Before I begin though, some information about my PC. I am running MS Vista Basic edition, with service pack 1 & 2 installed. I have a ASUS Maximus Extreme motherboard, and I currently have 2 RAM types installed (more on the why of that later).

One set of memory: G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

The fourth stick of memory is: Crucial Ballistix 1GB (1 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model

I'll explain the why of 2 different memory types now. I have 2 sticks of the crucial memory. My system was constantly overheating for a while (I would get forced resets and a Over Temperature error on boot up). This most likely damaged the memory. So I bought some fans and new RAM, the G.SKILL Trident stuff. Only when I try to start my computer with that RAM, it seems to start but I won't get anything from the monitor. There are no beeps from the computer though, it seems to start normally. But when I have 1 stick of the Crucial memory and the 3 Trident sticks in, it starts just fine.

On to my most urgent problem. When I install the RAM, all of the memory detects. At some point (I don't know when) it will drop down to detecting 3 gigs instead of 7. If I move around the Crucial memory, it will all detect again for a while, then go back to 7 gigs. As I am an avid gamer, 3 ... Read more

A:Multiple RAM issues, detects then doesn't detect, Blue screen death errors, soft lock

Is there something I could improve in my post to increase the number of helpful responses?

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Going crazy...please help.

I built my new computer tonight, however it won't start. There is power to the motherboard, because I can hear and see the fans when I turn it on, however the CPU fan doesn't move. It initially spins a rotation or two and that is it. It (fan on CPU) does the same thing when I power it off, just a initial spin but doesn't move. Any ideas...I would be so grateful. Here are my system specs (all bought from Newegg)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W Power Supply
4stick of - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
APEVIA X-JUPITER-JR G-Type X-JPJGT-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Thanks so much!

A:Built new computer, normal fans work, but CPU fan doesn't spin, board wont power

Sounds like a power supply problem, or a error in connecting a cable. Thus the shot spin of the cpu fan. But usually you just missed something too obvious to think about.
Reseat all cables. Reseat all memory modules. Then try it with one or two memory modules at a time. Then switch to the others.
Check your CPU for proper seating, and possible bent pin.
When no longer frustrated, think through everything you have done in the setup, even the heat sink and thermal paste.
We have all gone through this. We know has exasperated you must feel.

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Pasting in contextual information from another post. ~ OBconflicker.Bi!nf worm keeps reappearing, windows defender monitor stops working, slow computer, windows search protocol windows pop up, Malware, virusPop up windows keep appearing "Windows search protocol host stopped working and was closed" Itunes occassionally doesn't work, Media Sync doesn't work. Hard Drive keeps working in the background. Windows Defender no longer monitors the running programs.End of added information. ~ OBLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:00 AM, on 1/11/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18349)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

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

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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so ive been trying to fix this issue for weeks on end. no luck!

first of all, my router is one of the standard comcast xfinity routers. the nicer ones they provide i believe.

ive never had the greatest connection considering i have my rig on the top floor, but it was never horrible till recently. shows full bars yet doesnt connect at all. i tried virus scans, resetting the router, and just yesterday (since i needed a new one anyways) i dropped 60 bucks on a netgear thumbdrive adapter. im picking up some dudes roku a mile away now that things a beast. but no cigar, problems persist.

i brought the rig downstairs and its sitting next to the router now. it works well besides randomly not working for 10 to 20 minutes a handful of times. im on it atm but it aint gonna fly down here, i need it upstairs.

these problems coincided with a new network my wifi picked up. my neighbor mustve upgraded routers or something. i thought it might be interfering with mine considering theres is xfinity as well and is insecure. someone mentioned i should try changing the ip address. knowing little about that i gave it my best shot and i noticed when i enter ipconfig/release there are large amounts of files that say "media state....... media disconnected". and a large amount of tunnel adapters. help pls!

A:Wifi issues, multiple reasons why it may not work possibly IP address

ok i know i messed something up cuz now my ipod doesnt work at all. just saying, it says unable to connect to network. its never said that in all the years ive lived here

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I download slimcleaner software to get rid of many unused programs because my laptop was very slow. Since then I don't have sound. I tried to restart is but I got error 1722 the RPC is unavailable and also the power option button doesn't work.

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I am trying to get a small range of ports to open up on a Windows Vista Home Edition laptop. It is connected to a Linksys WCG200 Wireless-G Cable Gateway with an Ethernet cable. The laptop is setup on a static IP address, all firewall software (as far as I can tell) is disabled and not in the way. Port forwarding has been manually setup within the router, twice (once after a hard reset back to factory defaults).

I've setup port forwarding on dozens of routers with no trouble, but for some reason, I can't get this thing to work.

I started by testing the connection using this website:

The port range I am trying to test on is 1729-1735. All of these ports have been manually added to Windows Firewall Exception settings, but that doesn't make a difference. And so I tried to shut the firewall off entirely and it still doesn't make a difference.

Then, at the bottom of the web page mentioned above, it says, "Try this powerful auto-configuration software", located here:

I'm not going to blow $40 on this software, even though IT WORKS. I just don't know why. Does anyone have an idea about why this program is able to do the trick? I'd like to try and find the actually cause of this problem. The fact that the software works seems to suggest the problem is in the laptops software configuration itself, and that the route... Read more

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It all started—I think—when I tried to install MagicDisc about a week ago. It gave me a warning, "This program has known compatibility issues". I thought I pressed "Cancel", but I must have accidentally run the program. It installed, opened, and when I tried to mount a disc image with it, nothing happened. So I tried to close it. It was locked.
Then I tried loading the image with a different program. No dice. At that time I also found that TruCrypt froze up whenever I tried to mount an encrypted volume. I unistalled MagicDisc and tried again to use TrueCrypt, which promptly froze up again.
At that point, explorer.exe borked. I couldn't open any folders. I closed explorer.exe in Task Manager, started it again from command prompt, and I still couldn't open anything. I can get things to happen via command, but not in the GUI. So decided to reboot. That's when the shutdown issues started. It hung on "Logging Out" for about a half hour, so I did a cold reboot, and tried again to get a healthy boot. Same problem. I shut it off AGAIN, went into safe mode, and tried to reboot. This time it logged me out, but hung on "Shutting down". I left it overnight. It never shut down. The following day I tried using msconfig to get a clean boot. It did not help. This problem has persisted ever since.
Before I go on, I should mention that during this process I ran rkill.exe, AdwCleaner, and JRT. I do not believe that I have any viruses or malware on my computer.
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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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I don't want to use the touch screen. How do I switch it off? It gets activated by all sorts of things, such as my pet cat's tail  touching it, or an insect landing on it, or a curtain blowing against it. I don't type using the screen, i prefer the keyboard as I can't type fast on the screen. I'd like to disable the screen touch when i'm not using it (most of the time), or even permanently - it is not useful for what i want to do as the screen is not as sensitive or fast as the input devices i typically use.

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A:How do I switch it off the touch screen?

Hi, I have an HP TouchSmart 320-1030, so this may work on your touch screen: Press the Windows logo key + X.Select Device Manager from the list.Click the little arrow next to Human Interface Devices to expand the list.Click the touch screen driver (in my case, NextWindow Voltron Touch Screen).Right-click, and select Disable from the list.Click Yes on the dialog box that asks if you are sure you want to disable the touch screen driver. When you want your touch screen to work again, follow the process above, EXCEPT when right-clicking the touch screen driver, select Enable.

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My touch pad appears to have become almost hyper-sensitive, if I so much as breath on it it either magnifies in or out almost of its own violation. I have looked into the users manual and can find no way to disable this function on its own, (Obviously I do want to switch of the pad completly, just this magnifying element), am I missing something?

A:How can I switch my touch pad magnifyer off?

Hi, Open windows Control Panel and in the top right, next to View by: select 'Large Icons'.  From the new layout, select the Synaptics entry. The option you're looking for is called 'Pinch Zoom' ( see the image below ).  Remove the checkmark against this entry then click Apply and Ok to save the change.  Regards, DP-K

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My idea pad U330 touch stopped working, now it's not switching on at all, battery led is on with the AC adapter plugged in. Which could be the ploblem? How can I solve it?   

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Hi guys
I want to know how to switch within (for example Facebook) how to switch to standard version of the site.
Not the desktop. Everytime I press that it takes me to standard desktop and the websites aren't open.
I want to be on touch and then with a press switch to normal desktop mode of the actual site

A:Can you switch between touch and desktop version of a site

Hello Notexceling, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean toggle your browser between desktop and Windows 8 UI (Metro) mode, then you might see if the tutorials below may help.

Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode



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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 computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on 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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Answer Match 52.5% we finally got my girlfriends new PC up and running. The problem im having...or more of a concern really. Is when you flip off the power supply, and then flip it back on, the PC gets a short burst of power. IE the lights and fans all come on for a second or two. Then you can press the power button and turn it back on.

Any ideas guys?

A:Power Flashes when I flip the power supply switch..

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I've got a computer that's turned off. I press the power switch, and nothing happens. Now, I unplug the network cable and the computer turns on.

Why does having a network cable connected prevent the computer's power switch from functioning? And why does unplugging the network cable cause it to power up?

The computer has worked fine for a year, but was recently moved to the other side of the room, and a new switch replaced the old network hub at the same time.

A:Power Up Issue: LAN Cable Disables Power Switch?

I swapped network cables and the problem still persists.

Any ideas?

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Last night my computer blue screened about 3 times then it just stopped turning on altogether. Wheni plug the power supply into the motherboard the neon fan turns on for a milisecond but that seems to be the only way that i can tell that there's power going to the motherboard.

I've tried 4 different power supplies, different processor, different BIOS batteries, different RAM, etc, but no matter how many times i try to turn it on it just wont turn on.

I do recall doing something innthe BIOS last night which seemed to start this dilemer. I went into power management and did something to the power switch option, then set everything back to default settings.

This is when things started to happen then my pc just wouldn't turn on at all.

It's a socket939 MSI CoreCell.

Could something i did in the BIOS really be causing this problem and is there a way to fix it?

Like i said there does seem to be power going to the motherboard but it simply wont turn on (i even tried different power switches just in [email protected]

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to buy another 939 motherboard as most shops don't cell them any more and it means i'd have to buy a new processor too.

A:Computer wont turn on with power switch but there is power going through it?

If it is a BIOS setting, removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes should clear it. Since you've already changed the battery more than once, it would seem that is not the problem. Considering what you already tried, it might be the motherboard itself or possibly the graphics card but my money is on the motherboard. Just to be sure do you have another graphics card to test with?

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I have an emachines w3052 and i had to replace the motherboard in it and i didn't pay close enough enough attention to were i pulled the led and power switch wires from if anyone knows what i can do to fix please help. Also the motherboard is a fic-k7mnf-64 i looked at the manual no help i also looked beside the 10pin connector were they go and it doesnt give a description so if you know please tell me lol

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Emachine with XP Home - was running fine, but in the middle of copying a file got an error "Windows has encountered an error and will shut down."

The machine then refused to boot.

When I plug in the power cable, the PS boots without use of the power switch. No POST, no display, no error beeps. Power seems to be getting to the mobo and hard drive (LED activity), but nothing more.

What on earth could cause this? Where should I start troubleshooting?

Any help would be handsomely rewarded! :giddy:

A:Attaching power cord starts power without switch?

u unplugged the power and still nothing ? u could try clearing the cmos , if u cannot locate the jumper unplug the Power cord , open the side case up and then locate a watch battery remove it count to 30 and then replace the battery and then rehook power and see if it works that way .

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I have my Windows 8.1 setup so the display turns off in 1 minute.

I have the power options setup so that the power switch shuts the system down.

But it doesn't. If the screen is off and I press the power switch on my PC the screen comes back on. I then need to press the power switch a second time for the computer to power down.

Is there anyway to configure Windows 8.1 so that the power switch does not turn the display back on, but just immediately shuts the system down?


A:With display off want power switch to instantly power down

You don't have to do that.
When the display is turned off and when you press any key on the laptop, it will bring the display back on.

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Please help. My on/off power button on the front of my tower is disconnected from my motherboard. Where exactley should I reconnect it too? So I can power up my computer. Thanks

A:no power to tower , power switch hookup

Not all motherboards are the same. To find the correct header pins you have to refer to the motherboard manual although sometimes the motherboard labels the pins clearly enough so you can figure it out. However, with the motherboard installed in the case, it could be difficult.

If you can't find your manual, try going to the motherboard's manufacturer site to download a copy of the manual (usually a pdf format). If you have a major manufacturer made PC (Dell, HP, Gateway, Emachines, etc.), you might have to try their websites. Good info from those sites might be hit or miss.

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My touch pad dosent work at all. I instal thr synaptic driver but sill nothing....
Iff anyone can halpe i will appreciate.

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I have a Maxtor One Touch 200 Gb connected to my PC via a firewire.
Today, quite suddenly it has decided not to work. Two things are happening though.

The light comes on, I hear it trying to come on as usual, but, when I go to windows explorer to grab a file, the error says "The Disk in Drive H is not formatted. Would you like eto format now?" another error I get is along the lines of "Parameter is not correct"

I have HP Windows XP SP2 almost four years old. At the time of purchase I was like the only person I know with a gig of ram, (I had it built). It's running well.
Pentium 4 CPU 3.06 GHz

Thanks for any help in the right direction.


A:Maxtor One Touch Doesn't Load

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