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Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

Q: Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?


A: Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter.  PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061.  It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330.  Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative.  It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance".  So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts.  If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.

A:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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So.. I see this problem has been posted about before, so I just wanna know what my options are.
This problem actually popped up on me a few months ago, but I was able to remove and insert the power cord a few times and the message would go away and I would be able to charge my battery. But as a month or two passed, it became more finicky, and I had to jiggle with it a little more, but still, I was able to charge my battery and use my laptop wire-free.
Now today, I've been trying all day, and cannot for the life of me get the battery to charge. I get the following message when I plug the wire in.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."
Also, I think its worth nothing that a lot of people mention that this error message comes up while they are booting their Laptops, mine only comes up once Vista is loaded and I attempt to reinsert the cord.
So, I have tried another Dell charger, a 90W one, and the same problem does occur (My original is a 65W). I am planning on getting a different battery tomorrow to see if it is the battery, as this ones usable life was getting quite low, down to barely a half hour per full charge. My warranty, although I'm not sure of the specifics, was not expired when this problem first came up, but is now expired by I would say 2 months at the most.
Oh, I have a M1330, and I have gotten... Read more

A:AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

At a minimum, the power jack on the mainboard needs to be replaced - if that doesn't fix it or a competent repair shop tells you it won't, you'll need to replace the system board.

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Awhile ago, I started getting this error message when I started up my computer (after the initial Dell screen). It stated:

The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance.

Strike the F3 key (before the F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see power warning messages again.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the set up utility.


I ignored this problem for awhile by just hitting F1. However, within the last month, it has gotten worse. Instead of this error message coming up when I started my computer - after the initial Dell screen, nothing would come up except a little flashing line in the top left hand corner of the screen, and the computer would not start up passed that. I proceeded to fiddle with the plug that I plug into my laptop from adapter. I would push it harder into the laptop and/or twist it in after I hit the start up button, waiting to see if, after the initial Dell screen, I could get the error message to come up again so I could hit F1 so my computer would actually start up. I really don't know if any of that helped, but I figure if it was the adapter, then I should try something like that. I even blew it the plug and into the socket in the laptop tonight. However, tonight, I almost could not get the computer to start up all the way - I kept getting the screen with the little blinking line after the initial Dell screen and no error message. Eventually, after trying several times, I did get the error ... Read more

A:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined.

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 HDD damaged without any warning last week and cannot be repaired, so i had to replace it with another HDD. Everything works fine after that except that when i plugged in my AC adapter, the power warning message “The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation" will appear, and my battery will not charge.

Previously this power warning message will occur only when i didn't plug in properly and it worked fine after i replug the adapter. Since i changed my HDD, this warning message appears everytime i turn on my laptop. I tried updating the BIOS but it doesn't help, the problem is still there. I suspect that my AC adapter is damaged but when i tried it with another Inspiron 6400, it worked fine without the warning message appearing, that shows that there isn't any problem with my AC adapter..

Any solutions for this? I hope i don't have to change the motherboard or whatsoever, because my laptop is out of warranty. Is it something to do with the configuration? - since i formatted my computer and reinstalled everything..

thanks heaps for any comments!

A:Power adapter type cannot be determined after replacing new HDD

You may have a damaged DC jack in the laptop if the adapter works on another laptop, which would go with you replugging the power adapter to clear the error in the past. Its not uncommon for the jacks to break from the motherboard and require re-soldering, in some cases the jacks crack or break and need to replaced. To get at the jack you will need to have the laptop completely disassembled.

P.S. 'spoiled' isn't not the correct term to use with failed electronics.

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Hello, from few days a have problem with my AC power adapter.My system says: "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined... lalalala" when my Windows says Plugged in, not charging. CPU performance does not exceed 0,78GHz.I tried to uninstall the drivers - nothing.
I tried update my BIOS - nothing.
Replace AC - nothing
Exclude malfunctioning AC adapter.
Sometimes after a few connections begins to charge my battery, and it is a day where you do not try to charge.
But I found a solution, which is always charge my battery.
when i turn off the system, and then pulled out the battery. I push the button 'power on' for 10 seconds. And then I put back the battery and plug the charger. I turn on the system and everything works.
But once again, disconnect and plug the charger that stops charging

Where is the problem?

A:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Inspiron 15 3542

Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Since you have replaced the adapter, if the battery has good health, then then next part to be replaced would be the dc port - you would need this part -
If nothing works, the motherboard might be at fault. 
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi! I don't know what's the cause of my problem and will be appreciated for any info.
Suddenly, I started getting this message, when I turn my laptop on. It won't recognize my AC adapter, and won't charge the battery.
I have Dell Inspiron 6400/1505, windows XP.
I tried to flash BIOS, took out and put back in the battery. Check the plug, it looks ok. Battery's LED lights show it works fine.
I saw that so many people have this problem, but did not find any ways to solve it. Or any reasons why it happened. If anybody knows what to do, please share with us regular PC users.

A:The AC power adapter type can not be determined. Inspiron 6400

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941857 MB, Free - 735159 MB; D: Total - 11908 MB, Free - 1451 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 2A9C, 1.0,
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

This has happened 3 times - once while I was only watching a video online, ahnd twice when I'd play The Sims 3. The screen goes back, and it just restarts. When the computer would restart, I'd receive the "unexpected shutdown" error, but the computer will run smoothly until I do something that wills trigger it to happen again. I have two of the error logs:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8007A944E0
BCP2: FFFFF8800FE0423C
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF8800FE9723C
BCP... Read more

A:"Black Screen" after inhstalling SP1, a new graphics card, and power supply

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This is the second time this occurs,and both times were ingame right after 2-3 minutes when launching,GTAV and now with BO2,it just went off and on with the following:

"Power supply surges detected during the previous power on.
Asus Anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable power supply unit!
Press F1 to Run Setup"

What could be causing this ?

A:Sudden shutdown "Power supply surges detected during the previous...."

This could be caused by your household power supply suffering from a power surge, or a sudden short power outage.

Your computer PSU (Power Supply Unit) is developing a fault. If your PSU has a separate power switch, usually located at the back of the computer on the PSU, try switching of on & off a few times. Only do this with the computer shut down. Sometimes these switches lose contact through lack of use, so operating them a few times helps.

You need a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply). Google Uninterruptable Power Supplies & see which ones might suit you.

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Hello all, so im having this issue that is driving me mad ... My system specs:
Asus A7n8x-e deluxe mobo, AthlonXP 3200+, Samsung 2x512 ddr400 mem, nvidia 5700le gc, samsung dvd-rom, optorite dvd-rw, sygate sata 120gb hd, floppy drive, 2 case fans, 1 cpu-fan.

My problem started as a random IRQ BSOD about NOV05, i did the normal. Replaced mem, checked graphics card, updated all drivers. Still happening. So i cleaned up the case, figuring it was dirty maybe some contacts on the components weren't contacting. While i was in there i removed 2 of my previously 4 case fans. The problem now took a little bit longer to show its ugly face, but i couldn't leave the comp on overnight without seeing the BSOD in the morning. So a week ago i figured i would change the cpu multiplyer to about half and run the processor at 1150mhz rather then the norm 2300. Havent seen the bsod since i underclocked it. This morning i decided to turn it back up to 2300 mhz and as soon as it boots- BSOD! Turned it back down and its stable. I don't know what to replace? I was thinking Power supply because the fans slowed the bsod down and the cpu isnt taking as much power at 1150mhz. Its one of those generic 350w psus that came with my generic case. Worked fine for about a year. Could this also be the processor causing the problems? What do you all think? Thanks in advance.


A:"Underclocked" CPU to prevent crashing, Power Supply problem?

Could it be the unthinkable possibility of overheating? Yes, you removed two fans and it made things better, but that could have been because the airflow changed for the better inside the case.

And of course, it can be the PSU.

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I recently swaped out a power supply to replace a broken one in another computer. Now this computer has no power supply, but I have another spare ATX that fits, so I screwed it into the computer, powered it up, and it works. Except after like 3 mins the fans seem to die down. After another minute, the computer gives a "Computer shutdown due to thermal events" error. Does this mean I put in the wrong type of power supply? Is the fan messed up?

A:Power supply causing "Thermal event error"?

It probably means it is not sufficient power or is dying.

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I'm working on a Pentium MMX 200 with about 64 MB EDO RAM and Windows 98. After the computer is off for awhile, a power up will go through everything and almost loads Windows 98 completely before it just shuts down -- like someone kicked out the power cord. The on/off switch is then pressed (to turn it to the "off" position) and again (to the "on" position). The computer will then come on and do a RAM check, and then kablooey, it cuts out again. I then tried to on/off it and enter the BIOS, which it enters for about 5 seconds and then cuts out again.

It seems that the longer the computer is off, the longer it takes for the computer to cut out, but it only goes on for a maximum of about a minute (say if the computer is off for about 5 or more minutes). Maybe this has something to do with capacitors discharging?

I also thought it was possibly a cache problem, but I can't get into the BIOS quick enough to disable the cache. It "cuts out" before I can do anything.

Well anyway, help here would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Computer "Cuts Out" unexpectantly - bad power supply/cache???

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I've been trying to revive a nice old Adamo 13, which WAS a premium model (even can take an internal SIM card!).
I've fixed the touchpad, and have just gotten a new battery "slice", but, like the old slice, the machine does not "recognize" it.
Now my original sleek Dell power suppy had died, so I'm using a more generic one that fits fine, and puts out 19V @ 4 amps, which should be fine, but now I'm wondering whether the original adapter might have incorporated technology that worked in conjunction with some kind of Dell battery sensing mechanism.  Does anybody know whether that's the case?
This other adapter certainly runs the laptop just fine, apart from not being able to battery charge.
I DID manage to upgrade to the "latest" BIOS version, but it didn't help.

Thanks much!

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Last week my power supply died, and this week when I purchased and installed a new power supply, when I came to boot up the computer I got the "ntldr is missing" error. I rechecked my connections to my 2 hard drives, and they looked all right. I also checked in the bios and it was detecting both hd's fine too. I checked the boot order, and the bios was using the Hd which has XP installed to as my first one.
I used the XP pro disk and booted up from there and went into the recovery console, there I noticed it was stating that my C: drive (where XP was installed to) was now being designated D:. I chedked the dir on the drive and it was in fact my normal C drive. I went through the motions of replacing the ntdlr and ntdetect files to see if that made any difference but it didnt.
I finally disconnected my second hard drive and the computer booted up fine. For some reason, despite that my computer is supposed to check the HD with the XP files installed on for the boot up, it isnt and looks to be only checking the other hard drive... is there any way I can force the computer to only check the HD with XP installed and not the other HD in any way shape or form?

A:"NTDLR is missing" after replacing power supply

try playing around with the boot.ini file....
add a couple of extra options in the boot.ini file and see if one of them work...

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I am nearly done with a water cooling system. I want to test the complete rig for a few days to be certain it doesn't leak. What is a simple, foolproof way to force my power supply to turn on so I can provide 12 volts to the water pump, while all other cables remain disconnected from the motherboard? Is there a commercial dongle available to do the job?


A:Solved: How Can I Force the Power Supply "ON"?

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One of my PCs at home is a XP Pro machine that we use downstairs. The power supply (relatively new) seems to work the board...etc...but the power supply fan does not turn ?

Have tried 'flipping' it with a stylus both while off and while power is on...but the fan will not turn.

Is there a fuse (or anything) in the power supply that would control the fan...or am I off for a new power supply box ?


A:can "power supply" be fixed/repaired

First, are you sure the PSU fan is bad? Many of the newer PSU's fans do not run until additional cooling beyond what the case fans push through the unit is needed. I would let it run and keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesn't show signs of overheating (such as releasing the built in smoke).

If the PSU fan is bad, I do not recommend trying to work on it yourself. There are no fuses inside that you can replace. What is inside are capacitors that can hold enough of a charge to kill you, even if the unit has been off for sometime. I saw a post recently about a teenager being killed working inside a PSU.

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Dell Battery Charging Problem Complicated
Could be one of those “Mother Board” Fixes but how can we get to the bottom of this?
The question is what allows the computer to determine the adapter wattage and type?
What part can I buy and rework on the board? Honestly the computer works fine minus this part.
Something is telling the computer to not charge the battery. Regardless if HDD is in the computer. Its something hardware related.
Warranty just expired last week =(
Latitude E6530
Other working units used to  test and swap components with is E6520 and E6540
NOTE** All batteries used and cables used are factory and known to work with other latitude computers. Using extended battery + dell 130W and 90W power supply with original batteries over 78% health on dell diagnostics.
Dell diagnostics shows 100% but the current in the battery is 0. Meaning it isnt charging. Downgraded to the lowest firmware too from the highest and it didnt fix the issue.
When the PC is shut off with battery inside, inserting a power cable will turn on the battery charging indicator symbol light. After 1 second it will turn off. Same thing while the computer is running.
Upon Boot :
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
While running windows: Plugged in not charging.
Steps Tried:
Running windows 10 all current drivers
BIOS Update to 17 = No help
Blowing on the DC IN jack, tap... Read more

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I had my power adapter plugged into my laptop, as normal, but the power indicator light did not come on as normal when I plugged it in before I opened the lid. It works in battery mode when I open the lid. My Toshiba PC Health monitor tells me the battery is "good." I'm using it now and it seems OK in battery mode. And yes, I checked the unit and cords--look fine. Power is on. There are no "stupid" mistakes on my part. Is there any way to check the "power adapter" in the laptop (laptop side--I don't mean the external one) using the Win 8 OS? I know this is probably a "hardware" problem but I figured I see if I could get any information from Windows 8 about the issue. I went into the device manager and checked the properties of Microsoft AC Adapter and Compliant control method battery, both under the "Batteries" section. I checked what seemed could be related to power under System Devices, and all say "This device is working properly." It is like the computer doesn't recognize it is plugged in to an AC source. If anyone knows a Win 8 method to check anything before I try to order an adapter or so forth, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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It says not to, but would it be OK to leave the AC adpater (camera) always plugged into the power source? It's "hands-and-knees" crawling to plug and unplug it just for quick photo downloads.

A:"Please unlpug adapter from power source when finished"

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Here's my build:

Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB DDR2 1066
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Video Card: ASUS EN8400GS SILENT/HTP/256M GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition
PSU: Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 watt

Is 500 watts enough?

A:Do I need a "bigger" Power Supply

A 500 watt Antec should be more then enough for that setup. If you had a higher end video card that drew more power or a lot more drives then thats when you might want to consider a bigger PSU.

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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I have been getting the BSOD since a few weeks and found out by trial and error that a USB-hub is causing the problem. Whenever I disconnect the hub before I shut off the computer I do not get the blue screen.
Yesterday I also got a BSOD that mentioned driver power state failure. After I had de-installed Ubuntu 10.04 (I wanted to see what people are talking about but did not really like it) that problem did not show up again, although I do not know if that is just coincidence.

I have enclosed the dump files as per your instructions and hope that somebody will be able to help me.
Thank you.

A:BSOD with "usbhub.sys" and "driver power state failure"


It does look as if your USB drivers are causing the issue.

Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Apr 28 03:41:32.255 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:31:47.502
BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 9482319c, ad39bb40, ad39b720}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for libusb0.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for libusb0.sys
Probably caused by : libusb0.sys ( libusb0+428c )
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Mon May 10 03:46:15.009 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.272
BugCheck 124, {0, 8752f544, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Mon May 10 05:22:31.146 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:23.393
BugCheck 1000007E, {c0000005, 9444b19c, adb53b40, adb53720}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for libusb0.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for libusb0.sys
Probably caused by : libusb0.sys ( libusb0+428c )
Built by: 7600.16... Read more

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I had to replace the power cord (from the outlet to the box) on my AC adapter. It worked fine for awhile; but now I'm getting this message on boot up. "Warning. The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance. Please check AC adapter is connected properly. Remove AC adapter and plug it in again." I tried plugging it in again several times to no avail. Then my virus program (Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14) popped up a window to start in Safe Mode to fix the problem. I know how to start in Safe Mode but don't know what to do once I'm in there. Any help will be appreciated.

A:AC adapter type cannot be determined

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I know that the processor uses more electricity the more cycles it performs, and I leave mine underclocked unless I'm playing a game or something.

But what about RAM? Does full/addressed RAM use more electricity than empty/unused RAM?

Or to put it more practically, if I leave my 500MB of Firefox tabs loaded but untouched for 7 hours while I sleep will it use more power than if I had closed and then reopened them?

A:Solved: Does RAM consume more power "full" than "empty"?

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Looking for usb or serial external PCMCIA type ll slot.

Now what im tring to do, is...

I currently use my cell phone with a data cable to connect to any computer as a modem. then i can dial out using a special service from alltel called Acess mobile link (slightly higher speeds than regular dialup and this eliminates the middle man and i have unlimited data download) Anyways... they also offer a PC card for type ll slots (common on laptops not on PCs) witch is setup to basicaly do the same thing that my cellphone is doing only i can not find any thing that would allow me to use the card with out having a type ll slot. ANYTHING would be nice. like a "usb adapter" would be nice, or even an "external type ll slot".

Any ideas besides "buying a laptop" would be nice

A:"Wireless PC card" adapter? USB or External type ll slot or ANYTHING

Not sure if I am understanding your right or not....

But would something like THIS do the trick?

It'll give you a type II PCMCIA slot in the back of your computer.

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i need to buy a new power supply a 400w maybe but i dont know what type to get for my computer theres ATX, ATX/BTX, ATX 12v/micro ATX, ATX 12v, ATX 12v/EPS 12v, EPS 12v and i dont know which one is the one for my computer?

I have a eMachines T1090.

A:What type of Power Supply should i get for my PC?

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Here is my custom build I used because I have never built my own before. I have posted on a few other forums and they tell me I should get a better power supply. But they did not tell me which type or watts I should get with my build. If I call cyber power in within the next day they will only charge the difference in price between the two power supplies. So please let me know which psu I need. Also is my build alright and did I get an alright price?

Here are the specs

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A:What type of power supply do I need?

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I recently upgraded to Office 2010...all was fine until recently i had this weird problem in Power Point '10.

I added an Entrance effect to a picture quite easily...but when I tried to add an Exit effect I found out that the Entrance effect was being overwritten in the "Animation Pane".
Again on re-adding the Entrance effect..the Exit effect was being overwritten.

FYI this is happening with everything (pics,text boxes,smart art).It seems you can't add two different effects to the same item.
It should be noted that I experienced no such problems with Power Point 2007...there the Entry and Exit effects were added in separate lines in the Animation Pane.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I have a 20 pin motherboard but the power supply I have available has a 24 pin connector. I've read that you can simply plug them together by offsetting the 24 pin one but so far I don't see that working at all (and 'never the twain shall meet', so to speak). I've found adapters but they all say something akin to

'allows you to connect your existing 20 pin power supply to your new 24-pin compatible motherboard'

You can use it the other way around, correct?



A:20 to 24 pin power supply adapter

Some mainboard connectors are 20+4 pins where the 4 pins unsnap from the 20 pins for use with boards with a 20 pin connector. If your power supply doesn't have that feature you would use an adapter such as this.

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I am planning on making this project myself but first I have one question. Here is the project I will be making:

It says I need a 12V DC supply for powering the breadboard. When searching up for 12V DC supplies, I only get power supply's that plug into the wrong wall socket (I live in Australia).
Do I need to get something like the article suggests:

Or can I get something such as this:
If the first option is the only possibility, how do I get the plug to go into my wall socket?
Also, how do I get the other end plugged into the breadboard when the product just has a single plug on the end?

A:What type of power adapter do I need?

You can use the Ebay adaptor, the easiest way to get 2 wires is to get a socket that fits the plug, like this one :- and solder 2 wires to that socket.

The circuit at your link uses a 2 wire plug into the breadboard, you would have to get a similar plug OR you could push bare wires into the breadboard.

OR you could cut the plug off to reveal the 2 wires but they will probably be quite thin and may not connect well if pushed into the breadboard holes.

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I have recently rescued a 15 inch viewsonic lcd monitor from being trashed at my work. I did not find the ac adapter for it and would like to use one of my old PSU's to run it. Since the power requirements for the monitor are 12.0V 3Amp, I assume I can just use the 12.0V rail on a standard PSU and attach a tip to it (which I have from a broken universal wall-wort). Will this work? Can't I use any power supply/ac adapter that is capable of supplying 3Amps or more of current as long as it is 12.0V? Thanks in advance.

BTW...I did try a duracell battery charger ac adapter that ran at 12.0V and 2.5A for a short period (as to not damage the ac adapter) and found that the monitor works fine (just has a little fraying on the VGA cable). So I know it is worth converting a supply for it.

A:Use a Comp Power Supply as an ac adapter?

A 12-volt supply capable of 3 amps or more is all you need. Just be sure the polarity is right.

I have a 12-port network switch in my shop that's been running off a 5-volt leg of an old computer power supply for several years. At the time, the manufacturer wanted as much for the power supply as I paid for the entire switch and power supply the year before. Old computer power supplies are plentiful around here.

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Hi,i lost the power adapter of my HP Slimline desktop 450-a103nl.Does anyone know the part number to buy a new one?  220-240Vac, italian or european power plug.tnk in advanceRoberto

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My internet setup is as follows:

Internet > wireless > 4G router > wireless > Main Router > PC (wired) and other devices (wireless)

As you can see the Main Router (which I connect all of my devices to, because it's faster in terms of internal network speeds and has a longer WI-FI range) connects to the 4G router (which is the access point to the Internet) wirelessly.

I want both routers to be wired. However, the 4G router has only a single Micro USB port which also acts as a power supply and the Main Router has no USB ports.

So what sort of (Micro) USB to Ethernet adapter should I buy (suggestions from experience welcome)?

Is it possible to transfer power from the Main Router through its Ethernet port?

If I use an adapter with a separate power supply, will it supply the 4G router through the Micro USB port?

Main Router: Tenda W308R
4G Router: Is an Infomark Biscuit Mini provided and customized by my ISP.

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Am looking for an adapter that will fit a Sony pcv v1/g computer 18 pin motherboard PS connection to a 20 pin normal PS.

It seems difficult to find a replacement PS - Sony only supply registered repairers (any ideas?)

So I hope to use a normal PS, that could have an adapter from 20 pins down to 18 pins - would this work - or would I blow it up ?



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Hi there forum,

I just bagged an Lcd monitor for nowt but have no power supply for it.
The rear panel says 12V 3.0A DC power supply, but I can't find any of this type, I've tried Maplin, etc and all they suggest is 300mA, now I thought 3.0 A was 3000mA?

Do I need to go back to electronic school basics?

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I have a problem with a usb fed external HDD.

When I plug in via the usb, I get the message: "power surge on hub port".

I am running a Dell inspirion 8600 laptop and it has 2 usb ports. I want to run my digital In
one usb port and my 2.5" external HDD in the other.

I have scanned the web but so far all i have seen is:

1. cover up the problem by removing the error message - not really what I want!
2. Use 2 usb ports for the external HDD - not really what I want as I only have 2 usb ports and want to keep one free for digital camera or other things perhaps.

Surely, in 2006 with IT advances there must be a professional rock solid solution somewhere to this problem?

I run windows xp, with SP2 and auto upload all the latest updates.

Thanks to all for any help


A:2.5" external HDD "power surge on Hub port"

mike9inch said:


I have a problem with a usb fed external HDD.

When I plug in via the usb, I get the message: "power surge on hub port".

I am running a Dell inspirion 8600 laptop and it has 2 usb ports. I want to run my digital In
one usb port and my 2.5" external HDD in the other.

I have scanned the web but so far all i have seen is:

1. cover up the problem by removing the error message - not really what I want!
2. Use 2 usb ports for the external HDD - not really what I want as I only have 2 usb ports and want to keep one free for digital camera or other things perhaps.

Surely, in 2006 with IT advances there must be a professional rock solid solution somewhere to this problem?

I run windows xp, with SP2 and auto upload all the latest updates.

Thanks to all for any help

mike9inchClick to expand...

The external drive may require two USB ports, one for data transfer, and the other for power. Unless there's the option for a power adapter to plug into the enclosure, you may not have a choice.

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I bought my TravelMate 4260 in 2007, so almost 9 years old, but still working fine, except I have changed a screen and power supply adapter. Yesterday, the adapter went out of order again. I am not sure what happened but I assume it was simply too old and run out of its life. So I started to searching for Acer adapters ( I haven't looked at adapters from other Laptop manufacturers as I am not sure if it will work on Acer laptops ). I found this adapter that has the same plug and voltage etc. It says output is 19v 4.74a, which is the same as my old one. So hope to get a final confirmation if laptop power supply adapters could all match together if the plug and output are the same. Cheers ~ TJ4000

A:Travelmate 4260 power supply adapter

You can call our saled department and see if they have it, but we may not because it is an older PC. Our sales phone number is 1-800-910-2237. If we do not have it, you could try contacting one of the companies below.

Capital Data

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The situation: Dell Inspiron 600M. Laptop won't turn on, when I press the power button, no response (at all). I think it's either the power supply or the adapter. The only reason I think it is the adapter is because the green LED doesn't come on, but the user said it hadn't been coming on for some time before the laptop stopped working altogether. The user has already gotten a new computer and really only cares about the data. I'm trying to decide the best direction to go: Adapter or SATA/ATA to USB converter? I'm pretty set on the converter, but want to make sure I won't have to reformat the HD for it to work with the adapter. I think the laptop has a PATA HD connection. Will it work on most of the converters?
Another side note: I have had no success yet finding another adapter that worked. I did try an adapter for an Inspiron e1705 (90W) and when I plugged it in it reset the adapter. I thought the adapter for the 600M was also 90, but I guess not.

A:Solved: Laptop-Power Supply or AC Adapter

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Hello, i dont speak good english, sorry.! I bought a lenovo ideapad z710 2 weeks ago. I have these problems: 1) when i plug in the power adapter, it shows me this message: '' The power adapter cannot supply enough power. Use of this adapter may lower the system performance.'' 2) Battery life is no longer than 2 hours (manufacturer says this model's battery life is longer than 5 hours) 3) If, when i charge the laptop,its in shutdown mode all its ok.... but if its running after 1 hour charging, transformer is getting hot.! ( i think this problem is not as important as 1&2) Please i need your help because i use this laptop for my excersises in university..Thanks.!

A:IdeaPad Z710 ''The power adapter cannot supply eno...

What are the specifications of your Z710?How much Watts does your AC adapter have?You should have at least a 90W (dual core) or 135W (quad core) AC adapter.Maybe you need a new AC adapter if it's faulty.

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I bought my TravelMate 4260 in 2007, so almost 9 years old, but still working fine, except I have changed a screen and power supply adapter. Yesterday, the adapter went out of order again. I am not sure what happened but I assume it was simply too old and run out of its life. So I started to searching for Acer adapters ( I haven't looked at adapters from other Laptop manufacturers as I am not sure if it will work on Acer laptops ). I found this adapter that has the same plug and voltage etc. It says output is 19v 4.74a, which is the same as my old one. So hope to get a final confirmation if laptop power supply adapters could all match together if the plug and output are the same. Cheers ~ TJ4000

A:Travelmate 4260 power supply adapter

You can call our saled department and see if they have it, but we may not because it is an older PC. Our sales phone number is 1-800-910-2237. If we do not have it, you could try contacting one of the companies below.

Capital Data

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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I am writing this from my desktop. I just got a new HP Laptop (Pavilion) which came with a 45W power adapter. The power cord section (which plugs into the adapter) is shorter than the one on my older HP Laptop (G60-63OUS Notebook). I would like to have a longer power cord section or, in the alternative, could I/should I use an extension cord to reach the wall outlet I want to use. The older laptop has a 65w power adapter. I have 2 questions:

#1 - Can the power cord section from the 65w adapter be used in place of the one that came with the new laptop? I would, in effect, be mixing the two because the 65w adapter plug is too big for the hole on the laptop.

#2 - Can I get a higher power adapter for the new laptop or should I leave it alone?
Another question I have is regarding the use of cordless earphones to watch TV while working on the laptop. When the laptop is plugged in (to recharge the battery), I get static noise in my left ear. When on battery only, there is no noise. Is there a solution to this?

A:Laptop AC Power Supply Cord and Adapter

#1 Yes, if the older adapter's power cord fits into the new adapter you can use it.

#2 There's no need to get a more powerful adapter, the new laptop must not need as much power as the old one.

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i have tried to power it up with power ac plugged in and without. on/off power button flashes white.
battery is inside "sealed" and may be difficult to access.
ran fine yesterday, shut down with 20% battery life.

if the ac plug is unplugged then i can get the led to turn off but once pushed, it ony flashes. no results

warranty is expired.
unit manufactured april 23 2015

i currently have it plugged in but no flashing light as i have not pushed the power button. im hoping that it will take a charge or correct itself with time.

what do you suggest? thank you

A:i have a lenovo edge 15 model80k9. led power light is blinking but computer will not repond. no power up . the battery is "s

Try the following...

1. Take out (or take it off) the charger.
2. Next take out the battery
3. Now hold down power button for 20 seconds and then rinsert battery.
4. Now put it on the charger again

NOTE: Make sure charger is plugged into the main power supply (not an extension cord, surge protector, etc.)

Sometimes, when the device is not plugged in directly, it doesn't get the power it needs. Holding the power button, while you restart it, clears out the temporary ram (no it won't delete anything you have saved) and will give the device access to the ram it needs.

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I have a LaCie Grand hard drive, and while plugged in the power supply tip smoked and melted inside the charging port of the drive enclosure. Using 2 small screwdrivers I got all the goo and charcoal out, then plugged in another power supply. The drive mounted and I got all my data out.

Now what? Would you experts trust this drive with a new power supply? Or should I crack it open and put the actual drive into a new enclosure? i feel like a hard drive I can't trust is useless to me. Am I too paranoid? Your opinions here will be greatly appreciated.

A:Hard drive power supply adapter burned up... now what?


Me personally would put it in another Enclosure as they are not expensive......also I might run a test on the HDD as well

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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA


open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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Iv recently encountered the dreaded Plugged-In not charging Error
Upon Boot
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. 
Iv come to the conclusion its the module that determines the adapter and wattage type.
As iv tested it with known working chargers and batteries.
Can anyone *** me with this knowledge or allow me to get a schematic for the mother board?

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Hello All,

I started a few weeks ago on the PowerShell programing and I got my answer from here only. So am putting up the error that I am getting now to get some help again.

Scenario : I wrote a script that checks a Folder on a server and counts the number of files in it.Then when it finds the resulting number to be more then a specific value(threshold) it sends up a mail to the required alias. To break it all along the portion to send a mail is generated through DBmail using another .PS1 file.

In the PS1 file containing the main checking of number of files I am trying to pass 2 parameters :

1. Folder path on the server
2. the Threshold value of number of files

Now when I created a job to run this powershell script as :

& "C:\PowerShell\Power.PS1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10

IT fails with the error :

A job step received an error at line 1 in a PowerShell script. The corresponding line is '& "C:\PowerShell\Power.ps1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10'. Correct the script and reschedule the job. The error information returned by PowerShell is: 'Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32". Error: "Input string was not in a correct format." '. Process Exit Code -1. The step failed.

I really can not move forward on this.

Please help.

A:PowerShell issue ('Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32")

Just to add for reference Below is the code for the Power.Ps1 file that I have used :


[string] $directory_string,
[int] $benchmark


[int]$directory_file_count = 0

# check that the directory exists.
$does_directory_exist = (Test-Path $directory_string)

# if it does, then continue
if ($does_directory_exist)

# Check for the number of files on the directory
$directory_file_count = (get-childitem $directory_string -name -recurse).count

# If number of files exceeds the limit, send mail to notify

if($directory_file_count -gt $benchmark)
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX"



& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX "

& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject = "XXXX"
$body = " XXXX"

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OK guys, im kinda new to this forum, so... hello.
My computer has a not so serious problem-When I try to open Local Disk C by double clicking it says:
Windows cannot find install.exe.
This program is needed for opening filed of type 'File'.

Type in the executable file to be used instead:

This problem isnt very serious, I just dont want my computer to remain "corrupt" if you know what I mean.

Help my and I will be grateful!

A:Cant open C:/:"Install.exe is needed for opening type of "file""

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your system for viruses lately? What antivirus program is installed on your system?

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I've looked on Google, Dell, and a few other places to find out what happened to my Ultrabook. The laptop kept saying it was getting no power although it was plugged in and charging (or so it said). Finally it ran out of power, and in the last throws, it would try to power on, then die for lack of power. I bought a new AC Power supply, tested the electrical connections (all at spec), a new battery,,.and all but the motherboard. Here's my question: what is the difference between the Dell xps 9530 nwym9, 43pmm, and r99vn? I'm sure something in the nomenclature is obvious, but I just don't see it. 
Aside from the mnotherboard designation questions, has anyone solved the power out question? What lead up t6o this situation what constantly shortened power, although plugged in. Thank you

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I have been using my asus laptop but recently started blue screening. When trying to shut it down the screen will go black, but the system lights remain on and it remains running, however irresponsive. It also began showing a blue screen with the warning "Driver power state failure".

Even after a factory reset this problem remains. Any help to figure out the problem would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD "driver power state failure", when shut down or sleep

Hi Chalcogen & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your only dump file and a summary of that is given below :-

**************************Mon Jul 21 15:05:53.798 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys

Probably caused by : memory_corruption

BugCheck 9F, {4, 12c, fffffa800aeacb00, fffff88001e9e800}




MaxSpeed: 1900

CurrentSpeed: 2395

Processor may be overclocked!
Expected Frequency: 1900
Actual Frequency: 2395
Overclock Ratio: 1.26053

BIOS Version S550CM.202

BIOS Release Date 11/23/2012


Product Name S550CM


Now, since the dump file blames the "Win32k.sys" which is a Windows Component, chance of it being at fault it extremely low. Below is a list of 3rd party drivers found over your system :-

**************************Mon Jul 21 15:05:53.798 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
ASMMAP64.sys Thu Jul 2 14:43:26 2009 (4A4C7A36)
atkwmiacpi64.sys Wed Sep 7 07:14:52 2011 (4E66CC94)
AiCharg... Read more

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Hey all, this is my first thread here. I am attempting to troubleshoot this PC and it has stumped me! The PC, according to the user, "goes to sleep" overnight and when they "wake it up" there is no LAN connection. In order to resolved their issue, they have to restart their system and then everything is dandy.

Furthermore, at around 4-5pm everyday, apparently they can not print? The PC that can not print during those times is not connected to a domain or anything of that sort that has the capabilities of time restricting such services. Unless XP itself does have something like that built-in to it that I completely overlooked?

Anyways, to troubleshoot this matter. I checked all the power saving settings under the control panel and everything was set to stay on. Hibernate was also deselected so therefore the software should not be utilizing it. I also went into the device manager and checked power saving settings within each device. Everything was set to not allow to turn off to save power.

The only setting I did change on one of the PCs is under the Network Adapter in device manger. I changed the WOL setting to "auto" instead of disable in hopes that if the computer would at least have a LAN connection upon waking. However, this does not solve the issue because we do not want the PCs hibernating at all.

One last thing, I did check the ACPI in BIOS because I did see that sometimes that could conflict with th... Read more

A:PC "hibernates" overnight with all power saving settings disabled? Windows XP.

SP3 contains a fix for network connection failing to wake up until Windows is restarted.
Is SP3 installed (and all hotfixes released since SP3)?

Also check for newer driver for wireless adapter from the PC or laptop manufacturer's website.

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I have DLNA working perfectly to my PS3. My win7 machine in the basement is connected via 100 Mb Ethernet to the PS3 upstairs. When I start a DLNA server (I have tried 2 different ones so far), I can see and play the files upstairs. However, Win7 does not consider that "streaming" for power saving features. If I set my Sleep time for Win7 to 1 hour, and then go into advanced power options - Multimedia Settings - When Sharing Media - Prevent Idling to Sleep, it has no effect. If I change it to "Allow the computer to enter away mode" it also has no effect. Win7 will happily put itself to sleep at whatever the Sleep timeout is set for.

On the other hand, if I use my original XBOX which supports SMB shares, and I play a video from a shared directory on my Win7, then the computer happily stays awake. When I am done the video, the sleep timer starts and when I come downstairs in the morning, the computer has put itself to sleep.

Is there any way to force Win7 to pick up the fact that it is sharing media via DLNA and avoid putting itself to sleep? I can obviously bump up the sleep timeout to 2 or 3 hours, but that kind of destroys the point of having it automatically go into sleep mode. If I had my way, I would set it for 20 mins max as long as DLNA was being detected so that it stayed awake.


A:DLNA is not considered "When Sharing Media" in power mode settings.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

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Right-click the taskbar > Properties > Customize... > Locate the battery power meter icon and use pull-down menu to select "Always Hide"

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Hi all,

I have ran into the strangest problem while completing a fresh install of Windows 7. I had previously had Vista ultimate 64bit installed but decided to install Windows 7. The first time I did the install I decided NOT to format the vista partition, but to rather just install over it. I was using Windows 7 for about a month when I decided to get rid of all the Windows.old files (vista install) and do a fresh format.

I entered the Windows 7 install, FORMATTED the old partition which had the previous installation on it and chose a clean install. The whole process was slow but it ended up installing fine until the first reboot came around. The windows 7 logo came up but then the screen just displayed with " Power save mode on" and the green light on my monitor turned orange and it hasn't gotten further since.

I have tried to format and do the install again but it gets to the same point, the installation seems to be fine until the first reboot where the screen goes into power save mode after the windows 7 logo is displayed.. This seems strange as the ISO I used to do my initial install worked fine, but on a fresh install after format it wont work. I tried to boot into safe mode but it says it cannot load safe mode without the installation being complete.

Anyone ran into the same problem? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 clean install problem "Power save mode"

I have ran into the strangest problem while completing a fresh install of Windows 7. I had previously had Vista ultimate 64bit installed but decided to install Windows 7. The first time I did the install I decided NOT to format the vista partition, but to rather just install over it. I was using Windows 7 for about a month when I decided to get rid of all the Windows.old files (vista install) and do a fresh format.

to start with all you had to do was open my computer -> check properties of C:\ -> click cleanup -> advanced -> and clean prior installs of old windows versions. (it is in the manual).

Power save mode: are you using a LAPTOP? If yes, make sure the AC Adapter is plugged in. (that is in the manual also.)

I have tried to format and do the install again

tried to format? exactly what do you mean I tried? what did you format to: fat16, fat32 or NTFS? what format command did you use.? what version of Win 7 are you trying to install?
fill in your complete system specs. all the info you can give will really assist.

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I recently encountered a sudden blue screened error message with the following error that was suggested to research: "Power_Driver_State_Failure". I have only seen the error once thus far, but I fear that I may see it again at some point. It forced a restart, and the rebooting process was rather slow.
My operating system is Windows 8.1, and I have a Lenovo Y510p ideapad (nearly 9 months old).
Is this a significant error? Is there any way to prevent it from returning again?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,

A:Blue screen error:" Power Driver State Failure"

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win 2000
run control panel/display widget
screen saver tab
upper section -- screen saver
screen saver drop down menu - set to (none)
bottom section --energy savings features of monitor
press button labelled "power..."
"power options properties " window appears
bottom section: "settings for Home/Office Desk power scheme"
Turn off monitor: after 5 minutes (selected)

Sometimes after using the system for a couple of days, my monitor
"forgets" to shift into standby mode after 5 minutes of inactivity.

What causes this forgetfulness? Is there a fix for it?
One fix that always works is a restart. Is there a less drastic fix that would
leave everything up and running?

A:Solved: Win 2000 - intermittent loss of "monitor power off" functionality

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Howdy doodles, here's one for you:

I have this PC I got 3 years ago, it's been great until now:

AMD Athlon 64 @ 2 GHz
2 gigs of ram in dual channel
Ati X1600XT video card
some seagate 160gb HD
420W PSU
LG L1750SQ monitor (17 inch)

Here's what happens:

-I turn on the power (press the button on the extension cord my pc components are connected to - monitor, pc, printer, speakers)

Monitor goes into standby as expected, speakers are on

-I press the on button on the pc and it powers up, I get a green splash screen saying A8R-MVP which is my motherboard, for a few seconds

-then it beeps once, it's a short, singular beep (I've read that this can matter) and winxp starts loading, I get the xp splash screen

-just as xp finishes loading and I'm supposed to get the first glimpse of that glorious microsoft desktop BOOM! the monitor goes into power saving mode (yellow LED)

However, the pc itself continues to function normally; if I randomly start clicking and pressing enter I can hear sounds from games and other programs, so the pc works

I've tried switching the ram around, removing the battery for the bios for a while, reconnecting the cables; I don't know what's causing it, this is a fresh OS install and it did happen a couple of times before I did the reinstall but it fixed itself and the monitor worked upon restart

another thing to note is that if I remove the drivers in safe mode (I'm in safe mode right now) for the video c... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor enters "Power Saving Mode" during bootup

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Hi Folks,

I really hope you can help me, I followed the instructions to create the attachement.

What I know so far is that this machine has BSOD'd several times...The last 2 times a ultilty called BlueScreenViewer.exe says it's due to "Driver power state failure" caused by: ntoskrnl.exe

I checked event viewer for the time mentioned 6/17/2012 11:29:02 pm and it says there is system error "source:Bug Check" at that exact time

For anti-virus I have MS Security Essentials. For Spyware, I have Spybot S&D.
I use with Workstation 7 as a study too so it has hosed my VMs which is very disappointing. I would really like to root cause this to continue with confidence...

I know you hear this all the time...but... please help! I don't mind collecting info and checking into things, I am just out of my element a little here.

I looked throug the results of the permon report and it seems clean for the most part.

Thanks in advance,


A:BSOD "Driver power state failure" caused by: ntoskrnl.exe

Is there anything else I can do to help action this post? Thanks

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I have recently built a New computer with everything working great except 1 minor flaw. When I leave the computer for awhile and the computer goes in Hibernation, I can't get it out of Hibernation. I try turning off the computer and restarting it and it says the same thing on the Screen. "Entering Power Save Mode". So I usually take the case apart and take out the memory and put it back in and start it up and it works. I have no idea why it works and why i have to do it every time. When the computer Is in Stand-By it comes out of it fine. But after it goes into Hibernation and try to restart it, I can't get the screen off "Power Saving Mode". If their are any suggestions on how to fix this please help. Some of the troubleshooting Idea's i've thought of are disabling Hibernation and Standby.

Specs: XFX 8800 GT, 2G of Memory, Q6600 2.4ghz, P35 Gigabyte Motherboard, Flat Panel 19" LCD Dell Monitor, 600W Rosewell

Thank you for your help.

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Issued Solved Just Went to the Command prompted

[type] powercfg -h off [enter]

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Hi folks.

First off, thanks in advance to anyone tring to help me with this. I really appreciate it. I've looked at other examples here of this "0xc0150004" problem, but they all seem pretty machine specific. So here's my situation:

I had a split-second power outage yesterday and after my computer re-booted, Outlook.exe, Reader_sl.exe, Groovemonitor.exe, and Onenotem.exe, all "failed to initialize properly (0xc000009c)". So I ran chkdsk and that seemed to fix it for a few hours. But all of a sudden, when trying to open Outlook, I got the same message, only this time the error code was "0xc0000103". So I ran chkdsk again and when my computer re-booted this time, all the same stuff (Outlook.exe, Reader_sl.exe, etc...) "failed to initialize properly", only this time the error code was different yet again (0xc0150004).

Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:33:22 PM, on 6/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sym... Read more

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For the past week wheneve I start my computer. The screen. Dims as soon as I move my mouse or press down a key on my keyboard. I thought maybe my power settings became changed somehow. But whenever I try to open "Power Options" it doesn't open up. I am also unable to get any network connectivity with this laptop. My network icon is not in the notification area, and when I ipen the Network and Sharing center my network is not wireless or wired. It says "Unknown" Operating System:  windows7Can anyone please help me?

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I left my computer on and open this morning before I left for class. When I returned, I had a BSOD, which specified "Driver Power State Failure" (I did not copy down any numbers, as I probably should have). I did a forced shut down (held the power button) and then restarted it, where it fortunately works for now.

My laptop is an Dell XPS-15, about two years old. I have not had any problems with it until now, and the past week or so it has been freezing up. I downloaded the SF Diagnostic Tool, and the zipped folder is attached.

I am uncertain what action to take next. Could someone advise me in how to fix the issue?

Thank you!!

A:BSOD after sleep or hibernation - "Driver Power State Failure"

upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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My Alienware M17x suffers daily, random BSODs, I think most are Driver Power State Failures. These persist when I re-install my NVIDIA drivers (I even tried using Driver Fusion to get a clean install), but they do seem more frequent with the recent beta drivers. Maybe it's my Intel display drivers...? BSODs occur when starting programs, ending programs, in programs, and when I have everything closed. Random.

I'm open to the idea that it could be physical damage (if that's possible). My laptop shipped with a busted DVD drive, so if that's a physical issue, there could be others.

Changing my anti-virus from Avast to MSE was advised on another forum but made no difference.

A possibly-completely-unrelated symptom: my laptop won't boot (freezes on splash screen) when I have a USB device plugged in (like my mouse). Changing my boot order doesn't seem to fix this.

Thanks for your time and help! My warranty expires in two weeks but I'm in Africa so Dell won't send home support :P

A:Frequent BSOD "Driver Power State Failure," No pattern that I see

Hello oldbenkenobi

Your last two dumps tells us just the same thing.
It is your mvidia display driver that is not installed correctly. And ACPI unable to load it correctly.

0: kd> !irp fffffa80076e96b0 1
Irp is active with 4 stacks 2 is current (= 0xfffffa80076e97c8)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
Flags = 00000000
ThreadListEntry.Flink = fffffa80076e96d0
ThreadListEntry.Blink = fffffa80076e96d0
IoStatus.Status = 00000000
IoStatus.Information = 00000000
RequestorMode = 00000000
Cancel = 00
CancelIrql = 0
ApcEnvironment = 00
UserIosb = 00000000
UserEvent = 00000000
Overlay.AsynchronousParameters.UserApcRoutine = 00000000
Overlay.AsynchronousParameters.UserApcContext = 00000000
Overlay.AllocationSize = 00000000 - 00000000
CancelRoutine = 00000000
UserBuffer = 00000000
&Tail.Overlay.DeviceQueueEntry = fffffa80076e9728
Tail.Overlay.Thread = 00000000
Tail.Overlay.AuxiliaryBuffer = 00000000
Tail.Overlay.ListEntry.Flink = fffff80003070b00
Tail.Overlay.ListEntry.Blink = fffff80003070b00
Tail.Overlay.CurrentStackLocation = fffffa80076e97c8
Tail.Overlay.OriginalFileObject = 00000000
Tail.Apc = 00000000
Tail.CompletionKey = 00000000
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 e1 fffffa8007f89c30 00000000 fffff8800f3c1ca8-fffffa800b30cca0 Success Error Cancel pending
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Dear frienda,
A disgusting error message pops up at my System Tray frequently like this-

Power Surge on Hub Port
A USB Port has exceeded the power limits
of its hub port. For assistance in solving this
problem, click this message

When I click on this message Icon at the system tray, a window in the name of
Poer Surge on Hub Port opens with the follwing text.

A USB device has malfunctioned and exceeded the power limits of its hub
port. You should disconnect the device.
The location of the device is shown in bold type.
USB Root Hub ( 8 ports )
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
// Unused port
To enable the port, disconnect the Hardware and click " Reset ".
If you click " Close ", the port will no longer function.

Reset / Close

My problem is I am unable to understand the meaning of this error message. Which
hardware should I disconnect from the USB port? As far as I know, I am not facing any hardware problems. All my devices are working fine. Can any one please help me to solve this problem to eliminate this frequent error message? Thank you.
Sincerely yours

A:"Power Surge on Hub Port" - Error message pops up at SystemTray

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I'm getting a BSOD pretty much every time I shutdown the PC. Has only just started happening in the last couple of weeks.

caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe

I've attached the SFDiagnostic here - thanks.

A:BSOD - ntoskrnl.exe "driver power state failure" at shutdown

Hi thedriver.

The BSODs are caused by REALTEK 2832U USB Driver (c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtl2832uusb.sys)

Windows Error Reporting: Fault bucket X64_0x9F_3_POWER_DOWN_IMAGE_RTL2832UUSB.sys, type 0
Event Name: BlueScreen
Response: Not available
..........;Analysis symbol: X64_0x9F_3_POWER_DOWN_IMAGE_RTL2832UUSB.sys

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8008604060, fffff80001f4a518, fffffa800ae4e710}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for RTL2832UUSB.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for RTL2832UUSB.sys
Probably caused by : RTL2832UUSB.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
And the driver is old enough.

fffff880`07778000 fffff880`07785000 RTL2832UUSB T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: RTL2832UUSB.sys
Image path: RTL2832UUSB.sys
Image name: RTL2832UUSB.sys
Timestamp: Wed May 04 14:05:12 2011 (4DC10FC0)
CheckSum: 0000ACF2
ImageSize: 0000D000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Some information about what this driver does: Realtek
Unfortunately I am unable to search an appropriate update for you. I hope you know the sources to get it, as you are using it.

If you can, update the driver. Otherwise, dont use it.

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Hi all,

I have a W7 x64 desktop.

I have set the Power Options>System Settings - Define power buttons (When I press the power & sleep button) to "Do nothing", yet i can still shut down my desktop via Start>Shutdown and by pressing the physical power button.

What gives?

A:Does changing "Power & sleep button settings" only apply to laptops?

Check the BIOS, there is probably an "instant off" or 4 sec delay option for when you press the power button while the PC is on.

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Hi, i keep having this issue. Anyone knows how to solve?
My minidump is

A:BSOD when going sleep mode "DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE"

Related to Rt64win7.sys 8101E/8168/8169 NDIS 6.20 64-bit Driver from Realtek Corporation.

I would re-install newest driver available.

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we got hit with an Ice Storm Tuesday, and it knocked our power out for 2 days. Now that its back up, my computer works fine. My wifes computer on the other hand, not so much !

she got errors that wouldn't allow her to get to the OS, it would go through the first black screen listing all the do-dads ( sorry I'm not all that computer savvy when it comes to hardware ) then another black screen and at the bottom, it says boot from CD:. cant do anything else but put the CD in and boot from there. ( sometimes it tells us that the HD wont support HPA also .. )

She does that and goes through the reformat process and re partitions through the set up and it stats to load. when its done it goes back to set up, at witch point she takes out the CD after F3 and lets the system boot up again with out the CD.

still the same result. I have followed the advise in THIS thread did all the fixboot and etc and we still get the same problems ( thought it did say it created a new boot area on the HD )

in Bios her boot priority is set at : HD, CDROM, Floppy
I have tried to change it to CDROM first and then HD etc etc.
the HD is a Segate 80g and the computer is a custom made but the MOBO is a Gigabyte ( GA- K8NF-9 AMD 64fx/Athlon 64 3200 )
450w Power Supply.

not sure whats going on, I am thinking that's its MOST likely a bad HD, and getting a new one would be the fastest and easy fix ( I just want to know if it might be a diff. problem before I do that ). Your thoughts an... Read more

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ok after getting a new HD, it seems that the wife's computer is not even seeing the drive at all. I have read through a lot of websites and etc but I'm not all that smart when it comes to hardware and BIOS things. I don't understand why its not seeing the drive ( master and slaves are all none and the utility CD that came from the HD isn't seeing it either...)

Is the Motherboard kaputz ?

or can someone maybe explain how I might try to fix this ?

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Every so often my Acer Aspire 5315 laptop goes into BSOD and states Driver Power State Failure. It wasn't on for long enough so couldn't write down the rest of the numbers ETC..
I have an Acer Aspire 5315 Laptop
Windows Vista Basic SP1
New hardware includes a 7 port USB Hub made by Advent and also a 1TB Buffalo Drivestation External Hard drive

I have ran various scans for viruses malware ETC. including Norton 360 and Spybot Search and Destroy

A:Solved: BSOD "Driver Power State Failure" Help :)

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I was having huge lagging and crashing problems until I found out it was the Microsoft Service called "Power" in MsConfig that was the culprit. When I disable it, it fixes my problems, but now I don't have audio anymore.

Can anybody help?

A:Problem with MsConfig Service called "Power" and also my audio

Power manages your power configuration. Check the Power settings and see if any can be changed?

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When I try to print, I get the "Turn Power off, then on again" error message on the printer's screen. Any ideas/fixes? Thanks a lot!

This does not happen all the time, but more and more often now.

PS- It is running on my Wireless Network Connection.

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Every couple of days, I get a BSOD "Driver power State Failure".

Drivers are up-to-date, no overclocking.

Please see attached zip file with debug info (which is pretty much abracadabra to me).

Thanks for your help!

A:BSOD "Driver power State Failure" every few days

Trinnion, I'll see if I can help you. I have looked at your last 6 dump files. 5 of the 6 blamed

start end module name
fffff880`07e36000 fffff880`07e48000 usbaapl64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: usbaapl64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbaapl64.sys
Image name: usbaapl64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Nov 27 17:38:02 2012 (50B54EDA)
CheckSum: 0001669F
ImageSize: 00012000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Which is your Apple iPod/iPhone Mobile USB device driver

Also blamed in 1 each was

start end module name
fffff880`043eb000 fffff880`043f9000 EpfwLWF T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: EpfwLWF.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\EpfwLWF.sys
Image name: EpfwLWF.sys
Timestamp: Thu Aug 15 09:55:11 2013 (520CEBCF)
CheckSum: 0000AF76
ImageSize: 0000E000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Which is ESET ESS/NOD32 driver

start end module name
fffff880`03e7d000 fffff880`03f11000 atikmpag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Mar 28 20:09:45 2013 (5154E9D9)
CheckSum: 00091A60
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Hi all!

I have a new laptop(HP 250 G3 Notebook) with Windows 8 initially installed on it.
I formatted it and installed Windows 7 Pro 32bit.
Few hours later,the 1st BSOD occurred when I was trying to hibernate the system.
Kindly note that it has some drivers missing(as in the print screen attached) and I'm still struggling to find it.
Please, help me out with this.

Thank you!

A:BSOD with "Driver Power State Failure" message

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions

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New windows 7 install on one of my home built workstations. I have an appearantly random BSOD. It sometimes runs for days, sometimes hours. I may have multiple issues (I have not been around to see it). Usually I start folding at home (stanford project) and leave it when I am not using the terminal for CAD, CAM or FEA. I just upgraded to windows 7 for this build so I would fall in the noob catogory for windows 7 user. (example:I just figured out how to unhide all the folders). I am also not the only user of this machine so who knows what has been done in the last couple weeks.

The hardware is all the same as it was running xp with the exception of the harddrive (new Intel 520 240gb ssd) on a fresh OS install from new hd. Also the motherboard got a bios update. From the name of the BSOD I would guess my drivers need updating but between windows update, intel updates and EVGA updates I haven't found any that haven't been updated. I updated my forum computer hardware list if you need that.

Any help fixing this would be great.
// edit, files didn't attach properly

A:BSOD random, "Driver Power State Failure"

Sorry for the second post // edit to add files.

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Moved our desktop computer and during reconnection realized everything was working except the sound. Plugged in the speakers to what I thought was the correct connection (next to the monitor was the only space that was the right size) to find out it most likely was not :-( Monitor went black and now only says "in power save mode press any button on keyboard or move mouse" then goes black again. Keyboard
lights are not working and mouse is unresponsive.
I've unplugged everything and powered off the computer. Reboot sounds normal but can not see anything. Any suggestions?!

A:monitor is black and reads "in power save mode"

Welcome to TSG! Sorry nobody got back to you sooner. If your thread ever goes a few days without a response feel free to post the word "bump", which will move it to the top of the list and hopefully catch somebody's attention.

Sounds like you may have toasted something in the motherboard; I don't know exactly why this would be. Try one of the two options below:

1) Plug a known working monitor into the PC. If it works, then there is just some problem with the original monitor. Hopefully nothing else is wrong. If it does not work, then you have almost certainly damaged something inside the PC.
2) Plug the monitor into a known working PC. If it works, then you know there must be a problem with the board inside the original PC. If it doesn't, then your problem lies within your monitor.

Let me know the results and we will go from there.

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When I setup power management to turn off my hdd at say 15 minutes. When the hdd shuts off I hear a uneasing "clunk" sound. Maybe the arm getting yanked to rest position?

When I turn off my system normally I never hear the hdd's make this "clunk" sound they just spin down easy and retract the heads very nicely.

Why is this?

It's the reason I never use power management to spin down or shut down hdd's forcing my puter use more power and keep hdd's spinning until normal shutdown.

A:power management of hdd makes my hdd have "clunk" sound at shutdown.

No one?

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:giddy: It is an quantum Atlas tm II 3.5 Series. It's not set up the way I'm used to there is no power plug at all. The connector looks like something a printer would have? Is there some kind of converter?

A:I have these hard drives and do not recogize the connectors "NO POWER PLUG?"

10:1 they are SCSI drives. No use to you unless you have a SCSI adapter in your PC.

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I am trying to attach a "auto-run".exe command to begin a PowerPoint CD program I have completed. Everything looks fine...but the command won't initiate.

A:(Resolved) attaching "auto-run" on CD Power Point Program

You need an autorun.inf file on the CD that contains the following. Obviously replace ie5setup.exe with your .exe



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Hi there,
I have some serious trouble with my Latitude E5540. In Windows (10, 64bit), it says that it's working on AC, but does not charge. It stays at 39%.
I've done some reading on the Internet and found several approaches which I followed. I updated BIOS and cleaned the connectors of the battery, which obviously didn't help.
Now, I've really run out of ideas and cannot come up with anything more. I've contacted Dell support, but I guess they won't help because the device is more than two years old and I only had 1 year NBD service.
Something I haven't tried is uninstalling the battery hardware from the device manager. Is this a serious option?
I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Any suggestion is most welcome! Thanks in advance.


A:Latitude E5540: "Power connected, battery not charging" at 39%

Hello, Nice to hear from you. The battery seems to be the culprit here. Should you wish to go ahead with purchasing battery do do PM us the system tag# by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message. 
Though you mentioned you do not have a spare battery, can you borrow one from somebody or take it to a local store to try (if possible)

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Obviously there a many, many different home desktop configurations out there...from a top of the line latest desktop setup to one that's 6 or 7 years there an accepted "average" elctrical power usage for the "common' home desktop PC ?

How would one estimate/check an individual desktop PC's energy use (ie. cost per hour or day if left on 24hrs) without having to purcahse any expensive watt-o-meter type unit ?


A:What is the "Typical" residential PC home desktop power usage ?

Simple leave it on 24/7 for a month then for the next month use it as you would normally. Look at your bill for the 2 different months.

Other then that the meter is the only way.

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My friend is having this problem where he gets the error "Power Surge in Hub Port" and his mouse stops working. Usually he is able to just take it out and put it back in and it will work for another 10-15 minutes. However, as of today, he got that error and tried several times but nothing, it's just stopped working. The stupid thing is it tells him to click on it if he wants to fix it, but his mouse isn't working, and when it does work, the message goes away. Is there anything I can do to help him out? So far, having checked out the problem, its not the mouse, unless both of the mice he has are both defective. I just can't locate the problem. Thanks in advance.

A:Unresponsive Mouse "Power Surge in Hub Port" Error

Is this USB or PS/2? In other words, is it a little round connector, or a rectangular one?

If it's round (PS/2), I'm not sure what to do, but if it's rectangular (USB), try plugging it into a different USB port. Maybe plug it into a port on the front of the case.

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i Bought a new laptop DELL inspiron 3542 i7 model. I had problems with it like BSOD, slow perfomance and touchpad. I contacted dell and they replaced the Hard drive as well as the touchpad. But i was still getting BSOD whenevr i open the dell touchpad properties. So i uninstalled the driver. Also when i launch Crysis 3 the game freezes at the game launch itself and the touchpad stops working but mouse works and then BSOD. I uninstalled the nvidia geforce 840 m driver completely and installed the beta version but still i am facing the problem!! And the most important thing is that this happens only while i use my laptop on its battery. When i plug in the charger it never happens..i never see bsod while charging. Today i tried something..i was using my laptop with the AC adapter plugged in (charging) and then i suddenly unplugged it and my touchpad froze (while external mouse still working) and i got the error (BSOD) " DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE". Games like sniper 3, cod: ghosts works fine..but when i launch crysis 3 or GTA 4, i get the error..But when plugged in, all the games works smoothly. Please help me, i have bought this laptop just 21 days before!!
One more thing: Last time when i reformatted my hard drive(old one) this problem was solved..but with is new hard drive i have formatted it 3 times and installing windows but it didnt help me

A:BSOD!! "Driver Power State Failure" while not charging!!:(

Minidump file is missing. Please upload it.

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A couple weeks ago I was using fruity loops program and all of the sudden my screen went black and "d-sub power save mode" was all that was shown. After a few restarts my PC would start normally but take me directly into bios where I disabled the power save mode but still went blank after a few hours of running normal. I tried restarting as I had done the first time but noticed my screen stayed blank after multiple restarts. Eventually my PC had brought me to the bios page as did before but when I would exit bios this time Windows XP no longer appeared and I was back to blank screen. Now I can't even access bios and the screen stays blank but the fans and cd drive work and everything sounds normal on startup.

Here's what I've tried but had no luck.
1. Reseated the memory and agp video card
2. Removed CMOS for hours and put it back
3. Thoroughly cleaned inside PC
4. Switched power cables and tried monitor on a laptop and monitor works fine on laptop
5. Pressed all key commands
6. Inserted Windows XP cd and I can hear it running but no picture

A:Monitor blank screen "power save mode"

If you have more than one RAM stick try one at a time. Disconnect all drives, extra cards (sound etc.) leave just CPU/HS/fan, RAM and vid card. Try video card in another system. Replace power supply. I realized these last two are not always possible.

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I have a windows XP Home computer that goes through the boot process fine until the very end, right when the windows screen shoudl load a message pops up that says "Entering Power Save Mode" and the computer is unusable. I have to do a manual reboot. I CAN get the computer to boot fine while in Safe Mode (but not in VGA mode), I turned off all the power save options, I tried a new monitor, new cable and replaced the battery. My next move is the video driver card but before I do that anyone else have other ideas? It is a Dell XPS 410 computer.

A:Solved: Windows XP Boots in "Power Save Mode"

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Today I purchased a new monitor and computer:


Initially, I hooked the monitor up to my HP mini, then to my new desktop. When I hooked it up to the desktop, it says "DSUB Power Saving Mode" and then goes to sleep. I have checked the connections and they are secured in tightly.

Prior to this I have never used either the monitor or the desktop. The monitor worked on my netbook. I think I accidently set the settings of my monitor to that of the netbook and I have no idea how to set them back. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:"DSUB Power Saving Mode" Moniter problem

Hi Sharksfann, and welcome to TSG.

According to the pages in your links, the computer has both VGA and DVI outputs and the monitor has Analog, DVI-D, and HDMI inputs. Exactly what type of connection are you trying to use between the monitor and computer?

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On my ThinkPad T-60 I am running Vista Ultimate and the majority of the time I am using AC power. Recently, I took my notebook with me on a business trip. Three or four times I used only the battery.

Now, I have a battery and plug icon in my taskbar that I cannot remove. When I right click it, and left click "Close Power Manager Guage" the follow window appears:

Error loading C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWMTR32.DLL
The specified module could not be found."

Is there a straightforward way to resolve this?

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Got an Intel Core I7 950, NVIDIA GTX295, ASUS P6T Board, 6BG RAM (3 channels), 750W power supply and a 30" HP screen (2560x1600). The HW is quitea few years old, bought it more or less when it was released first. No HW component was ever over clocked. Using constantly the currently latest WHQL drivers (285.62 right now) on a win7 64bit which gets it's updated almost daily.

Since a few month (2 - 3), the PC crashes (immediately shuts down, exactly if you'd disconnect the power cord) and reboots afterwards. This ONLY happened when playing PC games. This crash however does not necessary happen every evening I play. Still I'd say if I play more then 2 h it has a very high chance to occure.
So far I have only noticed this "crash" when I play grafic intensive games like Skyrim,... Games like Wow were so far not affected by this crash. If a crash happens and the PC is rebooted, I have an almost 100% chance that 10 - 30 sec after the game is started again the PC crashes again. If crashed once, the crash will happend very repeatable.
So far I could avoid these "crashes" by playing the games not at max resolution but something like full HD which worked over 1 - 2 month for Skyrim and other games very well (0 crashes in a time frame I'd have expected to see ~20 - 30 crashes ==> def. no coincidence). Up to now this worked but since today even wow crashes and it did do it also when playing at only full HD resolution.
What I did (noticed) so far:
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A:"Power loss" while playing games - how to narrow down the failure ?

I think your psu is failing and not supplying enough amps to the graphics card anymore.

Sadly the only way to be sure about that would be with a psu tester and they cost a few bucks.

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This happens whenever my computer encounters "Bootmgr is missing". After fixing up that problem, when I let my computer around 5 minutes, it goes to "Power Saving Mode". I have checked the settings at power management, and I never set my computer into that mode. I also replaced my monitor with another one, but it appeared the problem is still persist.

Appreciate your kind advice and solutions for this problem.


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This morning Windows did an automatic update and when it restarted my tertiary Dell monitor will not work. It works fine on another laptop, just not on my Toshiba.

When un and replugging the Dell monitor I get a message saying the monitor is in power save mode and to move my mouse or press a button on my keyboard, but I'm already seeing my second monitor working fine.

My set up is this:

My Toshiba laptop is kept closed with its monitor disabled under Control Panel/Display.
My main monitor (Display Number 2) is a Samsung plugged into my HDMI slot.
My second monitor (Display Number 3) is a Dell, which shows up as a generic P&P monitor, plugged into my VGA slot.

The mouse moves off the Samsung but there is no sign of it on the Dell display. I have plugged in a different monitor and have the same problem.

I've tried un-installing the Dell monitor then replugging it, which then gets added to my device list as both "generic plug and play monitor" and "generic non-plug and play".

Any suggestions on how to get a picture back on the VGA monitor?

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Hi everyone. While I was installing windows, my mom accidently hit the fuse in my garage and the power went out. When I rebooted the computer, it says "error loading operating system". I wasn't even half way done installing it. What can I do? I was thinking I could start fresh but I do not know how to do that.

Thanks!! If you have a solution, please tell me, my spring break ends on Monday and I would like to get as much gaming done before I go back to school!

A:HELP!!Power went out while installing XP!"error loading operating system"

oh yeah, by the way, i cant install it again, every single time I reboot, i get the message "error loading operating system"

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so my computer started unexpectedly shutting down about 60 seconds after loading windows today. No BSOD, no error message, no warning, just a hard shutdown. It happened consistently every time I started the computer, unless I was in safe mode, then I had no issues. So I went into msconfig, and eventually tracked the problem down to a specific system service - "power". If that process is stopped, no hard shutdown. But that process seems to be responsible for Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, so I have no audio if it is stopped. Can anyone think of any reasons for this process to cause an unexpected shutdown? and how do I go about fixing it?

A:Unexpected shutdown if system service "power" is running

Sounds like a driver power state failure.
Turning on driver verifier may cause a bsod we can then read the minidump for and get some more direct answers. Anything right now would be pure guesswork.
Instructions for activating driver verifier follow
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
(Please read all instructions for driver verifier before using as it's possible it will make the machine behave badly and you need to know how to undo it.)

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