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Battery Level Jumps Up and down

Q: Battery Level Jumps Up and down

Its strange but my battery goes from 16% to 23% (Or etc% To etc%) in one minute, once when I get down to about 10% I have to hurry and find my charger because that is no longer accurate.. Does this mean my battery wearing out? The battery and the computer is one year old.

A: Battery Level Jumps Up and down

Try calibrating your battery.
Reading these tips might be helpful: Battery Life Problems on Laptops with Windows 7

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i just installed windows 8.1,rest is working fine but i am not able to get one thing,it's so strange.
When i am in my wallpapers folder and i right click to apply any wallpaper "set as desktop background", the explorer jumps to the top level of folder,whether i am at bottom of folder or middle.Whenever i apply wallpaper,the explorer jumps to the top level of folder.Why this is so?

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I have a G-Track Mic. Per other posts in this forum, the mic prefers it when the recording level in Windows for that device is set at 8%. I change it to 8%, and randomly -- and regularly (sometimes even in the middle of a recording in Magix Samplitude), it jumps back up to 100%, causing overload and ruining my recordings.

Any way to keep that recording level at 8%???

Thanks for the help.

A:Audio Recording Level of G-Track Mic Jumps up randomly to 100%

I have a recording studio, using Sonar X3 Producer, but don't use USB mics or the PC's sound card. My recording interface is a Roland Octa-Capture.

How are you connecting the mic? Directly to a USB port? or through an external USB hub? If its not direct, try that. Also, if you are connecting to a front panel USB port, try a rear USB port. It may be the internal USB hub and some other device is affecting it.

Also try it with some other recording program, to see how it reacts. Audacity is one to try. I'm not sure if the built in Windows Sound Recorder will work with a USB mic.

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi guys,

Sorry if the post goes to the wrong place.
I've bought new laptop recently, everything works great, but there is still one problem. If I am working without the charger, on battery, the screen brightness always jumps to maximum. I have it on 30% in my power plan, and there it stays as 30%, but the brightness is still on maximum. If I press FN+F4, I could decrease it for a couple of seconds, and then it goes up again by itself...

I have tried all possible settings in Windows, also have downloaded all new drivers (but there are not a lot of them as Inspiron 1564 is new model). I have found one possible reason also, there should be "Display Brightness" field in BIOS, but there is no such option in my version of BIOS.

Any ideas? Help would be really appreciated!!!

A:Brightness jumps to maximum while on battery

I am calling this a definite BIOS issue.
Yeah,, they are only on Version A01 of the BIOS,,, this will probably be fixed in a BIOS update.
Contact Dell and tell them of this so they are aware of it.

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so HP advertise the HP Beats Special Edition 15-p058na Notebook PC to have a batterty life of approximently 8 hours but my laptop charges to full and will stay on for about an hour and i do not hve keybored lights on and have my screen low too , but i also have sent my laptop back to hp because my harddrive stopped working and they checked everything for me but sum how my battery is ok !!! REALY NOT HAPPY HP BECAUSE I PAID 699 FOR THIS LAPTOP

A:battery level

How old is the laptop? That is not a new model. How old is the battery?

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IN the past, I was able to have the battery level display open continuously. In W7, I can't figure out how to do this.

I've found a gadget which displays battery, but it also displays other things that I'm not interested in having take up space.

A:battery level window

Try this:

Osiris Development - BatteryBar, the most accurate battery meter for Windows

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If I were to replace my battery on my dell latitude c600 with a new battery with a higher milliamp level or mah level what would be the difference?

same voltage and charging current but higher MAH LEVEL on new battery what would happen?

cons and pro's please

thank you.

A:MAH Level on notebook battery

Somewhat longer run time depending on the difference.

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I search how to modify Low battery and critical battery level by using registry.

On the web, i have only found topic about the sound of the alarms..

I have used snapshop methode to got this key.. but i have not success.

I hope this key existe.

Thank you for your help.

A:How to setup Low battery level by registry key ?

Why don't you just modify the settings in the Control Panel - Power Options panel?


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Laptop is plugged in however the battery level doesn't increase, even when the laptop is turned off. I already tried a new battery and a different charger, I already tried uninstall and update battery drivers, update the bios, update the Windows 7 and nothing worked. I would like to try all possibilities before send the laptop to someone else try a repair. Thank you.

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I have just obtained an Asus Eee 1015PED Netbook and the battery indicator doesn't appear to be very accurate. Can anyone recommend a reliable replacement. I have googled but would appreciate some recommendations from a user. Thanks.

A:Battery Level Indicator for Netbook

The only one that I can think of to recommend is PassMark BatteryMon
Not free, but I have used it in the past as a battery tester.

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Hello there !
This is my very first post in this forum. I've read some best tech support site, and you guys are on the list ! So I'm really looking forward for your help

So apparently the wear level of my laptop battery is just getting higher and higher. In 3-5 days, the wear level usually increasing for 0.x% and I really don't want this thing happen. I check this wear level by using Battery Care.

I have done some surf in internet about batteries and stuffs and here is my habit with my battery and my laptop :

Since I'm a gamer and I need the best performance of my laptop, I rarely unplug my charger from my laptop while playing game, but I often unplug it (if the battery is full) if I'm not playing any game.
Reason : From what I've searched in internet, they said that it is okay (won't do any wear) to plug the charger into our laptop anytime, includes keeping it charged while the battery charge is 95% - 100% is okay. The battery is built-in so I can't unplug it when it reaches full capacity.

Sometimes, I play some games on this laptop while sitting on the bed. I know it's bad for our laptop somehow due to easily getting high temperature and bad air circulation.
Reason : I don't know whether it will harm the battery or not.

Sometimes, while I'm doing some works, I fell asleep so my laptop turns off due to lack of charge from the battery. Maybe setting the battery threshold to make it sleep will help ?
Reason : Hard t... Read more

A:Battery Wear Level keeps Increasing

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Hi, I am using ab 522tx laptop. The critical battery % for both on battery and plugged is 7%, if I set it to a lower % unforunately it comes back to 7% automatically. Is there any way to lower it to say 2%-5%? The default Low battery and Reserve Battery levels are 12% and 10% respectively. Thanks

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Bare with me on this because I'm not the most computer literate.Oh! I'm also sorry if this is in the wrong area.

Recently, my 5 month old laptop keeps switching off when the battery (not plugged in with charger) is between 40%-50% level. I've googled and done everything it's suggested but it's still doing it.

It just switches off completely without any warning. No noise, no sound, it's not over-heating (I don't think).

My laptop model is medion akoya MD98844 & runs on windows 8.1

Thanks in advance.


A:Laptop switches off at 40%-50% battery level.

Laptop batteries only last a couple of years so you probably need a new one.

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?Hi,What is it mean?(attached the screenshot above)Do I need to replace the battery? If yes, is there a video to explain the necessary step-by-step to do it?Thanks!

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Have a laptop with Win7 Pro installed. Is there a feature in this OS that lets me know my battery charge level when I using it? Thanks.

A:How do I determine battery charge level in Win7?

Yes, there should be something in power options, and you should be able to put the icon down in the lower right corner on the taskbar. Haven`t touched a laptop 4 a while, but I know it`s there.

Doesn`t it show something down there when it`s unplugged now ?

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I need help as my ACER Aspire E15 laptop stopped from showing a low battery warning and will just hibernate as it reached critical battery level. I tried to check the advance setting on the power option but still no hope. One time, it warned me again but not anymore. My laptop is just 6 months old as it was bought back in November 2015. HELP! THANKS! BEN

A:No low battery level warning message on windows 8....

In this case, you can follow the steps below and check if that works:1. Right-click on the battery icon at the bottom of the screen and select "Power Options".2. If you are not able to view the battery icon, you can go to "Power Options" by clicking the "Start" button, clicking "Control Panel", clicking "System and Security", and then clicking "Power Options" (this step may vary depending upon your Windows version).3. Click "Change plan settings" and then click "Change advanced power settings".4. In the next popup, first check if "Balanced [active]" is the actual active profile.5. Then click on "Battery"-"low battery notification" and check if both options are "ON".6. If the options are not On, turn them On and click Apply -> Ok. If the issue still persists, you can contact nearest Acer service center using the following link for further assistance: Hope this will help you.

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My laptop dies if I am on the battery and the battery percent gets between 25-40% then it will just completely shut off. It never used to do this for the first 8 months i've owned it. Now it does it every time I'm on the battery. Any ideas?

also, right before this started happening I was getting GREAT battery life out of my battery, so I don't personally think the battery has gone bad, however you may feel different!

A:Laptop COMPLETELY dies before low battery level??

Batteries for laptops typically only last about 1 year before their capacity starts to dwindle. Since you are only 8 months old, I would call whomever made the laptop and see if they will warranty it for you. What you are describing is exactly what happens when the battery loses it's ability to hold a charge. From 40-0 in a flash.

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Hi, I hope someone can help. I have an Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that was originally Vista but now is running 8 pro.
The problem I have is that since I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, I no longer receive an on-screen message warning of low battery level.
I however still have the battery level indicator in the task bar,which still functions correctly.
Any comments,ideas welcome.
Regards Dominic

A:No low battery level warning message since windows 8

Did you do an upgrade installation of Windows 8 over vista or a clean install?

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i have critical battery sound set on my laptop to turn on at 10% and then 7% and shut the computer down at 5% if i do not do anything about it. problem is, sometimes i have the volume real low or off and dont hear it. is it possible (in windows, not an external program, although i will look to externals if not) to set the volume at a standard when the critical alarm goes off? in example, my laptop is at volume 2, then it hits critical level of 10% battery left, i want the computer to automatically bump up the volume to 20 or 30 depending on what i choose. kinda nit picky i know, but hell i know it can be done, if not in windows surely someone can recommend a good program. thanks to everyone who takes time to read and reply. -n00b

A:critical battery sound volume level?

You would need a special program just for that function, that whenever it needs to report the battery condition it would also raise the volume level. I've never seen anything like that. Have you tried doing a google search?

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Hi EightForum,

I really hope you can answer this simply request.

Nowadays is pretty common to have a new Ultrabook, laptop or notebook for general purposes. A very important feature is to have a healthy battery. We all know that Lithium-batts do a terrific job and are more resistant than never, but after many years of experience, I've learnt that having a software like "Eco charge, Battery care, Smart charge...etc " is a clever and vital feature already present in major brands BUT HP, believe or not. I've just received a new Ultrabook Spectra x360 with windows 8.1, and so far I cannot find any special battery function for this request, even worst nobody can answer in their forum either; I really can't understand this flaw in HP. So, I'd like to know is there any reliable battery software that can allow me to keep the battery charge to 80% and no more, even connected to AC power.

I've seen several that keep info about battery and how to optimize but none with the simple function that I need.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

A:How can I set maximum level of battery charge for notebook

I honestly don't think it is possible to change what is built into the hardware and ACPI that ships with the computer. Would take a program that can access and change the settings in ACPI and this most likely would have to come from the manufacturer.

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I have acer laptop "132487-ACER00-E3-112M/CDC/2/500/W8.1/MINI-SLV". I bought it on Jul 2015. But only 2 to 3 months it showed problem regarding battery. Laptop shut down very short of time while this laptop battery is expected 6 to 7 hrs. I replaced battery from acer care centre on June 2016. But problem is not solved. Now Laptop turn off at 95% battery level without any notification and it charge very quick within 15 mins. When I replaced battery it respond better at beginning of time. Please help~!

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I am using a Toshiba tablet and its important for me to have a battery charge level in view all the times.

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Hello experts, I want to know why HP does not allow users to change the critical battery level in the power options to anything lower than 7%. I've checked many other manufacturers' laptops (ranging from Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus) and no other manufacturer locks this setting at such a high percentage.  The highest I found was 5% and most allowed you to change it lower (even down to zero in one instance). I even checked some of HP's other laptops and found that 7% seemed to be the norm, with one locked at a ridiculous 9%! It makes no sense why HP appears to rob us of precious battery life by forcing the computer to hibernate at 7%.  I am fully aware of the detriments to running a battery down to zero (and I don't want to run it down to zero), but why does HP feel the need to have such a large reserve of battery life when all other maufacturers seem fine with lower amounts?  Are HP's batteries somehow inferior? HP touts the Spectre x360 with up to an impressive 12 hour battery life.  I just want to be able to get the most out of my battery without HP forcing me to hibernate way before the battery level gets anywhere near danger levels. Will HP issue a BIOS update to the Spectre x360 (and indeed the rest of its range of laptops) to allow us to change the critical battery level to something more reasonable (say 3% minimum)?

A:Why is Critical battery level locked too high and cannot cha...

Hi ddizzle ,  I understand the concern about the unit going to hibernate only at 7% , Its simply to save battery life , However i realise how frustrating that could be . however This option is infact customizable.   Go to Power options > Slect the power plan > Changed advanced power settings > Under that go to the battery section - it gives you options of what action to do when battery goes critcail - What is the percentage when the battery should be considered as critical  & the critical action aswell  Its totally customizable as per your needs    Hope this helps .  

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.**Click on ?Kudos? Star if you think this reply helped** Or Mark it as "Solved" if issue got fixed.

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I'm running Win 8.1 on a tablet with a dock that has a seperate battery and I'm having an issue where the docks battery will be completely used up and then will not charge unless i remove the tablet and jump start the battery in the dock so to speak.
I would like to be able to set a reserve battery level for the docks battery specifically but Windows seems to pool both batteries together while acknowledging them both as seperate.
Is it possible to seperate the batteries so I can have a reserve battery level for each one individually or is this a hardware issue?

A:Reserve Battery Level - Multiple Batteries

I'm not real good with tablets, but the exact make and model would help us to research this.

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I use CPU-ID HW Monitor to monitor my laptop temperature and Battery Capacity. Since my earlier factory supplied Battery worn out. I bought a new battery from my nearby market. On First Day it showed 4% wear level. I didnt care much as its too less. I has been a week now. When I checked My Battery Status Today it shows wear level of 42%.I have DELL XPS 15 L502x. Is there a way to reduce the wear level. I am just surfing internet with this laptop. Yesterday I played EuroTruck Simulator 2 for Two hours keeping the Laptop on AC Supply.

A:Battery wear level reached 42% in just one week. Am I cheated?

Replacement batteries may be different quality. Not all batteries are equal. The "local" battery you purchased sounds like an inferior battery.

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When my laptop is on critical battery level it suspends automatically. How do I avoid that? I want it to run until the battery is completely empty. Yes, I know I may lose data and damage the laptop; I do not care.

I know the answer is somewhere around the POWERCFG utility but that thing is way too complicated for me.

I use Windows 7 Professional x64.

A:Disable automatic suspend on critical battery level

Hello Ruido, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's correct. The settings for this will be under Battery in your Advanced Power Plan Settings. You would just need to set what action or level you want for "On battery" under each item under Battery.

Hope this helps,

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Windows doesn't alert me of low battery power and the battery dies. It has been happening for the past couple of days now. I have checked the power plan settings and see that is is suppose to warn me at 16% and is suppose to hibernate at 9%. Anyone know what is causing it not to do either?

A:Windows Fails to Alert Battery Level and Shuts Down

Could you give us the specs for this laptop, seeing as how your System Specs are for a desktop?

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This 10% alert battery level is no longer working since 2 days.
I am using W10 versus 1511. Last update KB 3133431.
Any idea to restore this useful alert?

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I have just purchased a new HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13 laptop last week with Windows 8.1 installed as the operating system. It is the first time I have owned anything with Windows 8.1.

Anyway, I am wanting to adjust the Critical Battery Level in Power Options to something lower than the default 7% that HP has set. When I try to change the number, it will not save and it just magically jumps back to 7%. This means that my laptop will hibernate when the battery level reaches 7% and I cannot turn it back on unless I plug it into AC power. 7% equates to roughly 40 minutes of battery time and I find this setting way too conservative.

I have done some research on this issue and have found the following:
Some suggest that PC manufacturers will somehow lock this setting to an arbitrary minimum and the user cannot change it to anything below this minimum (it appears HP have set it at 7% in my instance).This link suggests using power.cfg and the command line to make the changes How To Lower the Critical Battery Level to 1% in Windows 7

Steps I have taken to try and resolve this:
I have tried the powercfg.exe method described in the aforementioned link to change the critical battery level to 1% and initially it appears to work. When I open up the Power Options screen, it indeed says 1%. However, when I actually test it out by using the laptop, it will still automatically hibernate at 7% battery level - it simply ignores the 1% setting.
I have also tried using powerc... Read more

A:Cannot lower Critical Battery Level in Power Options

That is because it is coded into Windows to not allow anything lower. Also if you drain the battery all of the way, it ends up causing the battery to have a shorter life span, and less available time on battery. They make add on batteries, that act like a lap pad.

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Thanks for visiting this thread and any advice you have.

The Laptop this is in regards to is a TOSHIBA A205-S7468 (not the C855 of my specs).

I'm finishing a few upgrades on this older, backup of mine (replaced screen, RAM upgrade, clean up) and the battery was in need of replacement. So, I purchased a new replacement on Ebay (I know, right) and it is working ok, but there has been a few red flags.

There was a brief episode with battery level and charge status, but I seemed to correct it by following some instructions on other threads here. It's now stable and 100%, HOWEVER, it reports it has 25% wear level and will only charge to 100% using 75% of it's capacity.

I've uninstalled (and then scanned for hardware changes) the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery Driver (this seemed to straighten out battery level/charge status flags). Checked and made small recommended changes to power saving option (critical level, etc...). Drained it completely and recharged fully (per instructions).

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or advice as to why a new battery would be limited to 75% capacity (and be 100% fully charged)??

Here are screenshots:

A:Installed new Laptop battery, 100% charge, but 25% wear level? Help

Did you calibrate the battery as described in this article:
How to Calibrate Your Laptop
(Scroll down to "How to Manually Calibrate a Battery")

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Windows XP Pro SP2, while setting up and testing new UPS and loss of AC power settings, my "Low battery alarm" & "Critical battery alarm" slider bars (under Power Options Properties) are stuck at 94%. I moved them out here for easier testing, but now I cannot lower either of them below 94%. The low battery alarm can adjust above 94% (94-100%), and I understand not being able to adjust it below what the Critical battery alarm level is, but the Critical alarm level will not adjusted below 94%. Crirtical level will adjust between 94% and whatever the Low alarm is set at. So the real problem looks to be the Critial level cannot be adjust below 94%. I have enabled/disabled both settings in every combination, but no help. Searched the web and this forum and not found any answer yet. Any ideas?

A:Xp Pro Activate Critical Battery Alarm Level Slider Stuck

After jacking with this all morning, the only work around I could find was to uninstall the UPS. After this, I regained full control of the slider bars, then set to the levels I wanted, rebooted, UPS was reinstalled, and levels stayed put.

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My Lenovo computer had built-in software that allowed me to limit the maximum charge to 80% to extend battery life. Does Dell have something similar? My model is XPS 13 9350. 
I read on old threads that Dell Quickset is the only battery tool, and it does not have this functionality. Is this still the case? 

A:Software to limit maximum battery charge level/percentage

Hi Mjackson02
Thanks for writing to us. Unfortunately there is no Dell dedicated tool that can allow to set a threshold for battery charge. 
The only option is to disable via these steps
Dell Battery Meter -> Battery Life -> Disable Battery Charging.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message

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My ladyfriend is having battery problems with her HP ze4610 laptop running XP Home.
She keeps it plugged into the A/C wall outlet about 99% of the time, so shouldn't her battery be charged all the way when she uses it the other short 1% times that it is unplugged and running on battery? The computer is not that old, a year, maybe.

She said the other night while unplugged and doing some important work on it for a few short hours(2 or 3, maybe), a pop-up message came up saying it was shutting down from lack of power and to save her data, or it would be lost(which she LUCKILY was able to do before it shut down very quickly).

My question there an utility on her HP that can tell her how well her on-board charger is functioning while the laptop is plugged in? (It must not be charging too well, and we'd like to know how well)
And tell her how much the battery is charged at times it is unplugged?

(I'm a real dummy about laptops)

A:Is there a utility on HP laptops to monitor battery charging and power level?

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Hi all,

First off, thank you for reading. Please help if you do know a fix, and if not, thank you for looking!

I am posting here to see if I simply need to set a setting differently.

A desktop computer I built for a friend, who also had me build one for his friend, is having issues with one to two random reboots a day. I had him take a photo of the error message that he was getting. Here it is.

Here is the link if the photo doesn't work for you:

This computer shows a battery icon, that is full, in the tray in the lower right. That seems weird since it is plugged in, however I read somewhere that if a comp. has a UPS plugged in that Vista shows the battery level on the computer. It did it's reboot thing when I was there once, and the UPS beeps twice and the light turns orange. Funny thing is though, with this recovery thing running it just brings windows back up, just like a temporary blip in service. It def. powers down though.

So my initial thought is, well, it's gotta be the backup power supply. So I had him plug into a surge protector that was connected to the wall for a day to see if he got reboots, and he did. So that tested to see if it gives a battery error even if the computer is plugged into the wall, and it does. This shouldn't be a CMOS battery problem, because it happens everyday, and works fine in the inbetween...but am I wrong? The real kicker with all of this is that... Read more

A:Solved: A desktop, plugged in, gives "critical level" battery error?

Update! It rebooted when plugged into a power bar, AND when the USB cable was still attached to it. He is testing without the USB connected.

So without the power connected to UPS, but with the data connected, it still messed up.

Does this help?

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Is there a chance do define two different audio levels?
I guess I am not the only one listening to music with my computer - so I'd like to avoid awkward and looooud system sounds while turning up my stereo...

is there a chance to do so? I know that apple has it, not sure bout win7...


A:Low system sound level, high music level?

I think I understand your question. I use powered partner speakers and in my audio controls for my sound card it has output levels and then and then my music manager has it's own. First I set my sound card at around 1/3 volume +- and then go to the mm and set a volume to around 1/2-3/4 full volume. Then at my speakers I adjust the volume to a clear but loud volume. Then going back to the mm I'll use it's volume only which is controlled off my keyboard and it seems to work well. You still will run into situations where things are too load or too soft and other than in your music files there really isn't much you can do about that, just be ready to ride your volume a little.

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Does anyone know how to disable Level 1 and Level 2 cache in CMOS
there doesnt seem to be any options in the bios menus (PHOINEX)
I have a problem of windows xp not booTing after installing windows sp2

Many thanks

A:Disable Level 1 and Level 2 cache in CMOS

If there is no option for it in the BIOS you probably cant do it. Its not advisable anyways - and i also doubt your problems with SP2 come with the CPUs cache.

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I cannot use IE on my desktop, but several other applications (e.g. outlook) can access the internet. When I ping my router from the desktop, it works fine, but when I ping the desktop itself from the desktop it times out.

Pinging the desktop from other computers on the home network work fine.

Is my stack screwed up, or do I have a problem with the network adapter?


A:Low-level Connects work, not high-level

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I have read on here that in the case of reformatting to get rid of viruses that one should do a low level format and I do not understand what that is. I have read the article from Microsoft that some have linked to that is suppose to explain the difference, but it does not explain it to me.

Is formatting using the XP disk considered low level?

Also, how does one go about using third party formatting tools like killdisk or the format tools from the hard drive mfg? As in, do they have to be burned as an ISO to a cd or can the just be copied onto a cd?

I am assuming they have to be put on a cd as I cannot see how they could run off the hard drive, is that correct?

A:Low Level vs High Level Format

Also, how does one go about using third party formatting tools like killdisk or the format tools from the hard drive mfg? As in, do they have to be burned as an ISO to a cd or can the just be copied onto a cd?As an ISO. The instructions for Killdisk are very easy to followUsing Killdisk will remove partitions and overwrite the entire drive with zerosThat is a low level reformat

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
Shockingly none worked that I found.
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
Worked with an off brand battery also.
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.

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My Dell laptop will charge and operate for several hours off a new 6000 MAh battery but the icon in the tray inidcates that it is always on line power. Although both the CD and floppy drive work when installed in a bay the system not indicate that they are present. I have updated the bios from Dell but that does not help. Any ideas would be appreciated.


A:Dell Inspiron 3500 charges and runs on battery but cannot find battery or bay devices

Still under warranty, isn't it? Call Dell for a repair trip.

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After a round of Windows updates, I went to turn on my laptop and recieved the "Primary internal battery (601)" error.  After this screen, however, Windows would not load.  I have tried taking the battery out and 'draining the charge',  and starting up the computer plugged directly to AC with no battery.  Windows still does not load.  The start-up test in the diagnostics menu said the battery needed calibration, however when I go to run the battery test, it gets to "waiting for battery to charge" and exits out of the test without giving me any results at all.  Currently when turning on the computer I no longer get the "primary internal battery" error, it just goes directly to a black screen with blinking cursor.  Any help is appreciated, I'm completely at a loss here!

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

jonasdatum said:

Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.

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thats the first time i face this problem

whats the problem ?

A:IE jumps

Hi there, open IE and go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset.
See if this fixes this issue.

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Hello there!

I have an ASUS K50IE laptop that i had for 2 years now. been working fine until 2 days ago.

this problem has been bugging me for the last 2 days. here's why.

my laptop suddenly didn't detect my battery. thought it was because my battery was dead. I searched the net on things to do before "throwing in the towel" on my battery and today i came across a blog where the instruction was to uninstall the Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery driver. I did just that and my battery suddenly worked! well sort of. now here's where it gets all weird.

every time i open my laptop i do the following:

1. plug in AC to laptop.
2. turn on laptop.
3. unplug AC.
3. laptop runs on battery.
4. log on to windows.
5. battery icon shows up as an empty charging icon then shows the "Battery is not detected" icon again.

please take note that my laptop is still ON and WORKING. so this means (MAYBE?) that my battery is working.

is it a battery problem? or the driver is just messed up?

please anyone who encountered this and had SUCCESSFULLY fixed the problem. coz i need to fix this right now.

thanks and more power to you all!

A:Windows 7 ACPI doesn't detect battery but battery is working

I had a problem similar a while back. Try this
1.Shut down the laptop
2.Take out the ac cord and the battery. Hold down the power for about 10 seconds to remove electric charge in the capacitors.
3.Put the battery back in and reboot.
4.Start windows normally, and See if the battery is recognized.

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My hp laptop had its battery flat for 12 hours. After that the laptop can nolonger boot up or charge. Please help

A:HP laptop cannot boot up or charge battery after battery went flat for 12 hours

What is the model of your laptop?

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my battery was giving 1.5 hour power backup from last 4 months... then last month it decreased to 1 hour...from couple of days it decreased to 1/5 hour(with error 'Consider replacing new battery') and yesterday i was using on battery power... and battery had 34% power remaining.. suddenly battery indicating light turns orange and pc shutdown... after that.. my pc is not charging battery... and if i run pc on battery.. it work 10 to 15 minutes ( with orange light.. and on task bar.. battery icon giving error "No battery is detected" ) and then shut down.

today i run laptop on battery power and open setup..and there was error "No battery installed" in battery info...

what happened.. can anyone tell me????

i forgot to tell you that... according to battery's LEDs.... my battery is healthy enough.. but now only 1 led is working...

A:My laptop running on BATTERY and giving error 'No battery detected'

Your battery has failed and must be replaced. They're only good for three or four years. Happens to all laptops.

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Hello there,

I have an one year-old ASUS K53S Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits, 6GB Ram and 500HDD.

At the beginning, my battery lasted >3 hours in Balanced power mode (which is the one I alway use) and now due to regular use it last about 2 hours.

Everything normal until here. About 2 months ago, i started playing this game in full screen with the battery on and it last about 30-40 minutes until it reached the low battery warning (11% left). I would then plug the power on and resume the game, charging the battery as well.

After a few weeks, the warning stopped appearing in the desktop and the computer automatically hibernated (5% left) with the game still on. So i plugged the ac power on and resumed the game right away.

This kept happening from that moment on: every time i played the game it would reach 5% battery left and hibernate for itself, whereas it should appear the low battery warning at 11% left where I would plug in the ac power and charge the battery without going into hibernation.

On top of that, my sister kept stealing my ac charger for charging her Toshiba Satellite as she often forgets her own charger at her workplace!

Now, at the present day, when the battery reaches about 15-20% left, the laptop power off unexpectedly, as if I had pull the battery off of the laptop.

It must be from all those time it would reach 5% left, with the game still on, that "tired" the battery and now it won't even last further than 20% left...

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A:Laptop powers off unexpectedly at 20% battery left. 1YearOld Battery..

Hi there .. Do you have Power4Gear Installed ... If so i would look into the Settings for that could be a power plan so save Battery life ... It should also be able to tell you your Battery's Health status ... I have no idea how good this Program is could be total crap ...

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My laptop is Inspiron 14R (N4010) and the exsiting 48Whr battery is drain very quickly. So I would like to replace new once.I find 90Whr as url below compatible with mine. But I just wonder, Can 90 AC adapter use with 90Whr battery?
90W AC

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Hi,  I am gonna purchase the new Inspiron 17 5000 (5759).  Just wondering if I am gonna change the battery in  the future? How can I do that?  Or we just can't change it? Thank you for your help!

A:Battery replacement for Inspiron 17 5000 (5759) integrated battery

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be of help:
Inspiron 17 5759 Service Manual - page 14

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I've been using a Dell inspiron 1545 from about 3 years now and exactly after 2 years of my buy, the battery failed and it started showing me to replace the battery and always notified me about contacting dell for a new battery.
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Its the same battery with the same specs and also the same family type. After i removed my defected battery, I replaced my new bought Dell battery and realized that my battery is working fine. its charging well but at some time, it says "Plugged in, But not charging" Which is rare for any new battery, which is bought brand new.

This is how it looks now after i remove the AC adapter plug and when i depend on the battery backup. it is providing me a backup, but I see a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. Which I think should not be present. it also says "Low battery" when there's already 99% of battery left!
I've also followed some online steps
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A:Bought a new dell battery and still my laptop battery doesn't charge!

Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
2) Now you will be taken to your control panel where you can see all of your power plans and under each plan, you will see an option called "Change plan settings"
3) Click on "Change plan settings" for your active power plan. Now you will get redirected to another control panel window, where you can see two kind of power options to get adjusted. that is, when you battery is plugged and when your battery is unplugged.
4) Don't touch those options, just click on "Change advanced power settings" at the bottom left of that window. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE NEED TO FIX!
5)After you click on "Change advanced power setttings", you will see a POWER options popup, go to the bottom and then you can see something called "Battery" with a plus sign on the left. click it.
6) Now you just have to change the levels for the following values
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Ok this might be might not (COMPAQ M2105)

I ended up replacing my motherboard for a model with more features (SD readers blah blah).

I took it all apart and put it all back with the new board when i go into windows (and even before while booting)...the orange lights would come on for a second...then beging to flicker

while in just will either not charge the battery..or flicker from AC to battery

i CAN power the unit on with the battery alone, and i CAN power the unit with the cord alone...

lastly, my old motherboard (which had a HD connector problem)...still WILL charge the i'm sure its not the battery...i don't think...

i also dont' think its the AC adapter since it is the same piece I used on both motherboards.....

what to do................

A:compaq M2105 laptop - battery will not charge, flickers from AC/battery

Hopefully you are experienced in working on and repairing laptops/notebooks... and you carefully handeled the replacement motherboard and didn't damage it. Repairing laptops takes considerable skill and caution.

It does sound like the "new" motherboard is bad unfortunately. How did you handle the "old" operating system restore to the "new" motherboard?

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HI , I'm have ing trouble with my HP Pavilion 15p077TX  Notebook (1yr 6 months old), its battery charge got stucked at 2% (nor further charge loss nither is it getting charged), I'm currently using it via my AC Adaptor and the irony is that I'm posting this from it in the same condition. Things i've tried so far:- Updating the bios (Current BIOS Version/Date : Insyde F.42, 18-03-2015) {I have a doubt about the bios version here cause when I tried to check the current bios its showed me this one and F.7 for Intel Processor, not sure If its the proble with this case.}- Uninstialling the ACPI -Compliant Control Method Battery andn then redetecting it- Updating the support assistant and running the battery check which gives an unknown 93 error (tried both VERSION: and VERSION: )- Unpluging the battery and the ac adapter and holding the power button for a whole minute-Tried HP Diagnostic Tools' Battery Check which took like 10-15 minutes and responded as no battery is pluged in. Right now I don't have much in my mind to try on this, If anyone knows anything please do share, that might me helpful.Thanks in Advance.Enigma 

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A:Battery check Unknown 93 status, Battery not charging, stuck...

Hey @EnigmaDimirti, Welcome to the forums. I'm here to help. I would strongly suggest Testing and Calibrating the Battery. Should that not solve the issue, I would suggest calling in for support to see about replacing the battery, as it should not be displaying "no battery is pluged in" when you run a battery check. Please use the following and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region. If this helps, please hit that Thumbs Up, and Accept as Solution. Cheers,TechSurge.

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It's so strange. Today when I turned on my laptop, suddenly, there was a message that my battery has problems so the computer might shut down suddenly. I tried different strategies, like uninstalling the battery driver, or letting the computer completely die. When it turned off itself at 6%, I turned it back on, and it was at 2 minutes battery life. Then in a few minutes, it said 4 minutes battery life for 6%. Now, it's passed an hour, and it says 3 minutes, but changes sometimes to 1-4 minutes. The battery meter is completely wrong, and I don't know what to do since it is closing the computer way too early. I'm still not sure what the problem is. Please help me.

A:Laptop Battery Meter is Completely Wrong and it says there's a problem with the battery

How long have you been using the laptop with battery? Is it still under warranty?

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On my screen. I have an optical mouse and have reinstalled the drivers, I have run adaware, spybot and ccleaner,and avg. I belive my system is clean(famous last words ) What happens is at random times my cursor will jump down to one of the corners, than I need to move it back to where it was. Its not a huge problem but an annoying one. I know enough about computers to be dangerous but I cant figure out what is going on.
Thanks for any help

A:cursor jumps around

Check out what you are using the mouse on.... Try using a different mouse pad. Some surfaces will make a optical mouse jump around. If that doesnt help, get a new mouse.

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Whenever and wherever I start typing, the cursor will jump to another line, page, word etc. Even when I hold my hands way above the keyboard and hit one key at a time. Whats going on?

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Am wondering if others using AOL on Win 8.1 OS have problems with cursor jumping around when replying to email? Have had AOL tech support working on system for more than 8 hours in past week (PLUS many hours in past months) and nobody there can find source of problem. This cursor jumping ONLY happens when using AOL....not any other application I am running. Has been going on for many months. Driving me crazy! Have refreshed OS once and then reinstalled all apps. AOL 9.7 has been nuked and reinstalled several times; am running it in Win 7 compatibility mode, but that really does not help.

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I will have my cursor in a certain place where I'm working, (scrolling, etc.), & all of a sudden it jumps to the top of the screen, or bottom, then I have to move the mouse to see where my cursor went.. I have Windows 7, 32 bit desktop.
Thanks in advance.

A:Cursor jumps around

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.

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Can someone please help? I recently restored my software, did the upgrade to win 7, and everything is keyboard. When typing, the cursor jumps all over the place. I have to watch carefully, and put it back, otherwise my typing looks like below..Does anyone have idea to fix? I'm using x16-1370US laptop.Thanks so very much. Typing is a real chore until this gets fixed.  Odd, isn't it. It often jumps into tst happened hereke jus line, lihe middle of a word in a previou     

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A:Typing jumps all over

Hi again,Please uninstall your current driver for Synaptics touchpad and restart system Resource:Uninstalling Software in Windows 7Uninstall or change a program in Windows 7 Download and install this one.Restart system and check the results.

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Hi Guys,

Wonder if anyone can shed any light on why this might be happening. When I am typing in various applications including Windows Live Messenger and Word the cursor keeps jumping back to the start of the line, very annoying! I have scanned for viruses and havent found anything so dont really know what else to try! Any ideas or help much appreciated, thank you.


A:Cursor jumps about!


Some basic details on the PC involved here would help.

Is it a laptop or a desktop?

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After I tried to update my screen jumps up and down so quick I can't even click on anything. I on another PC now running Windows 7. If I had it go over again Windows 8 would never be anywhere close to one of my PC's. I try to update and then it goes back to reverting and then to the desktop and then back to reverting. Finally it will go to desktop and when you open something it starts jumping up and down. I'm about to throw it out the window. I need to find someone who knows what it going on.

A:Screen jumps up and down

If you installed from a CD, try it again.
Stick the CD or (DVD) in.

Turn off computer & restart.

See what happens.

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Whenever i do a search in google or yahoo i click on the result that i want to go to and it directs me to a completely different site. i click on back and it then goes to the site i wanted. Trend micro anti virus isnt picking anything up and ive ran spyware remover programs but theyve come up with nothing aswell. any ideas?

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A:Mouse jumps around

It could be that the mouse is starting to go bad. Try a different mouse and see if that changes anything.

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When I type "@", it jumps back to the previous page. So I can't email, or type anything with an "@" in it. Help!

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Hi Hope someone can help me. When I open my emails or go to a website my screen jumps up and down all of the time. It's so bad sometimes I can't click on what I want to. If I move the curser right to the top of the screen it stops. Any ideas?

A:Screen jumps

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Whenever I'm streaming or playing files, The volume keeps changing like someone keeps moving the the knob. I don't see it move, just hear it.

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Lately my mouse has been jumping from where it is on the screen to the bottom of the screen, and occasionally to the top. every time it jumps it right clicks open the menu of where I'm at on the page. if i leave my computer for an extended period of time without logging out our placing it in sleep mode i will return to my desktop rearranged with task bar at the top still locked or windows opened that were closed before. My mouse is on a matted surface and the problem doesn't happen when my drawing tablet is connected the my PC.

A:Mouse jumps

Assumptions are very dangerous... often mistaken...
Is this an optical mouse (using a red light) or one of the older type that uses a little rubber ball?
Is it powered from the USB port, or does it require a battery or batteries?

I have seen erratic mouse behavior with... (in no particular order)
Driver conflicts.
Bad Batteries.
Mouse needs replacement.
Polished mousing surface. (light is reflected in a way that confuses the sensor).
Software issues (in particular Virus and Malware)...

Have you tried a different mouse to see if you get the same results?

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Windows XP SP3...1Gb RAM, 1.86 processor

For the last couple of days I have been having issues with my computer moving slowly while I'm using firefox. It can be the only program open and my CPU jumps right to 100%, making it impossible to get anything done. When I check out my task manager, I see firefox isn't using an outrageous amount of CPU. I use avg, registry mechanic, and malwarebytes. But I also installed hijackthis to get an overview on everything and this is what I got:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:02:06 AM, on 1/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop, L 355D-57809 Everything works great except for the keyboard. Everytime I try and type fast about a sentence or 2 into it the cursor jumps back into part of my message that already typed and screws up the message. I have tried to find a solution at Toshiba but they don't seem to have any available. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks Dave

A:Cursor jumps

Replace the keyboard

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I'll be doing nothing and all of a sudden, my mouse will move all the way across the screen. Some times, it will double click on something, some times it'll right click, or even middle button click. This is really wierd and started only today. It only happens about once every minute but it is realy annoying. I've posted a Hijack this log.
EDIT: Yes, I've checked all of my wires and eveything. By the way, its a wired ball mouse. No fancy technology here.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:37:17 PM, on 8/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\HHVcdV6Sys\VC6SecS.exe
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A:cpu usage jumps around...

Hello,My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Please download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:Main MirrorThis version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zip MirrorThis version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs, as this process may crash your computer.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double click on Gmer to run it.Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.You may see a rootkit warning window, If you do, click No.Untick the following boxes on the right side of the Gmer sc... Read more

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My daughter has a Dell Inspirion laptop with XP. Within the last few weeks when she types something wether MS Word, or on the web or whatever, the cursor will jump to another line....any ideas?

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A:Cursor Jumps?

Did she set auto(whatever it's called) on the cursor?

In the cursor settings, it can be set to automatically jump to "ok" or "submit" boxes, so you don't have to drag your cursor over to them.

Check the cursor settings in "control panel".

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I have windows Xp and we use firefox. Today the computer screen started to jump while on the web only and if you are checking your e-mail it gets faster. How can I stop this?

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... i've just noticed recently that whenever a window pops up with the typical OK/Cancel options, my cursor jumps to the OK button when the window appears.

is this a windows setting i can click off? ... running Windows 2000


A:Cursor Jumps to OK


I'm not sure for definite if it is the same in Wondows 2000, but if you go to the Control panel, and look for the mouse. If you open that up, there will probably be a tab like 'pointer options' or 'motion' or something like that.

There should be an option called 'snap-to' or 'smart move' and just disable it.

I hope that helps, sorry if the instructions aren't completely accurate, but I hope you manage to find it.

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Hi ,

After installing SP1 on vista , while typing ( in all programs ) my cursor moves by itself . this is not nice . then it suddenly continuoes a line above when I type , then it goes several lines up .....

can anybody help me with this so I don't have this problem anymore ?



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sound jumps when playing any audio files using any player (iTunes, Winamp) or directly from a CD in the D: drive.......................hmmm, any ideas???

A:sound jumps

Are there any other performance issues -- such as slow boot, programs slow to open?

Did the problem begin recently?

Before you play a file, if you open up the Task Manager -- is any process consuming high CPU time (other than "system idle process")?

You can try running the IDE controller mode fix on link below (you must right click and "save target as", then run it from the desktop or other convenient location) -- it should do no harm even if it doesn't work.

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The cursor jumps all over whenever I type or try to. Will ookalso just erase everything just typed. T I left an example of what it just does. So frustrating. Took several minutes to try and complete this having to redo again and again.

A:Cursor jumps all over

Try this link

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Hi. I'm new here so forgive me if this question has already been dealt with. Just point the way to that thread.
So my problem is NOT that my CPU usage is always sitting at 100%. If nothing is happening on my computer then it sits at a normal number like 4% or something. But if I do ANYthing at all it sends my CPU usage straight to 100%. Just moving my mouse pointer around will send the CPU usage up into the 50 to 100% range. Grabbing the scroll bar and sliding it up and down a few times will send it to 100% If I do anything the usage sits at 100% and stays until the activity stops or it just freezes altogether and I have to shut down at the tower. I have a P4 with a 1.6 intel and XP home. No weird programs. Avast antivirus, which finds no problems. A few other things running all the time (slyfox AnyDVD, HP monitor, Windows Live Mail) but I've disabled them and it still happens. If I watch the processes in the task manager as I'm sliding the scroll bar up and down the only things that change are firefox, which jumps up immediately, and something called crss.exe which jumps up to around 30 or 35. Not much else changes. Explorer.exe jumps once in a while on its own, but only for a second or two.
Any ideas?

A:cpu usage jumps to 100%

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i have a lenovo G530....its only like 2 years old.....but the whole screen jumps around...any ideas?

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I'm posting this thread because it looks to be computer specific. I tried to paste in the imformation I got from winpfin3, but it said it was too long. I'm sick of trying to search for something and getting redirected and jumped to Ebay or to another page that I did not desire and saw where someone else was having the same problem. Please help me get this fixed.


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Recently my mouse just started jumping around and I can't figure out why.

I have even run Spybot thinking it could be spyware.

At random my mouse cursor jumps to another part of the page.

Any idea? Thanks , Moonifa

A:Mouse jumps around

Can you test another mouse? Have you tried cleaning that one?

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My wifes machine, a desktop with a new mother board, has a mouse that jumps once in a while. It is driving my wife (and therefor me) crazy.

I found a solution to this problem once and it did fix it but its back again.

The original solution involved setting some security setting so that Vista did not make some check constantly during mouse movements and keystrokes. I have lost that solution.

Can anyone jog whats left of my mind on this fix?

Regards..... Jim

A:Mouse Jumps

Now I remember.
You have to turn off Windows Defender real-time protection.
Help | Defender | Tools | Options | real-time options | uncheck

Regards.... Jim

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need to get a workable copy of COMBOFIX To run.... have been following Preparation Guide AND AM NOW HERE......

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Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!These instructions have been specifically tailored to your computer and the issues you are experiencing with your computer. It's important to note that these instructions are not suitable for any other computer, even if the issues are fairly similar.Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thin... Read more

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My Acer Aspire constantly needs F-5 refreshing to stabilize and function. For example, when I am looking at photos in my picture album after about a minute all the photos in the album start flashing on the screen rapidly. When I refresh with F-5 the flashing stops for a minute or two. Also, on the desk top wherever I place my cursor the flashing starts and icons jump. It is very annoying especially when you try to read documents. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Nervous pc, jumps a lot.

Possible malware infection. I would try running malwarebytes anti-malware and see what it turns up. Post back your results.

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Hello Everyone,

After running the CPU-Z utility, I notice that my multiplier on my AMD Phenom X4 955 BE is jumping from 16, to 4, to 10.5. When I first boot my computer up and run CPU-Z, the multiplier is set at 16x, but after about a minute it drops to 4x. Every 20 seconds or so it jumps to 10.5x then back down to 4x then sometimes up to 16x (16 is factory default). I have reset my BIOS to default with no overclocking and even updated to the most recent BIOS version from Gigabyte. The motherboard I am using is a Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3. I have disabled C1E in the BIOS as other posters mentioned. What else can I do to get the multiplier to stick. Thanks in advance for your help!

A:CPU multiplier jumps from x16, x4, and x10.5

I've forgotten exactly how the old Phenoms throttle during idle, but I'm assuming that it's simply a power saving feature.
Why don't you try putting your CPU under full load, then watching the multiplier? If it doesn't go down at that point, then I would say there's really no problem.

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