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turn down the power of usb3 and turn it on back via program

Q: turn down the power of usb3 and turn it on back via program

Hello Microsoft team,
We need for an application to unplug and replug usb3 - not physically but with a program.
We checked a lot on the internet but did not find answer how to do it in windows 8.1 pro (in c++).
We know that hibernation creates something alike, but how can we only turn down the power of usb3 and return the power back on back via program (in c++).
Thank you for your help.

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First I am not sure if should post this in this forum or under hardware problems as I am not sure where the problem is coming from.MY apologies if this isn't the correct forum, moderator please move to correct forum.

I own a HP computer and have been very pleased with it.
I am running windows 7 and the processor is an AMD Phenom II.
I have always have pentiums before that. My problem is simple, when I lose power my PC which I always leave "ON", is very hard to turn back on.
I turn it on, turn the monitor on and it will take 2 or 3 restarts or a wait of 6-8 mn to have it back on.
The last time it happened it was so bad, that I though for sure the HD was fried.
I have it hooked to an aging surge protector which has protected several of my PC's for years (Nothing ever fried when hooked to it).
Since I am fairly new to AMD and windows 7 I am not sure what is creating this.

What does this and how to correct it?



A:PC hard to turn back on after power outage!!!

Possibly a failing power supply. If you want to leave your PC on all the time you should consider a UPS so the PC won't shut down abruptly when the power goes it.

You could try and disconnect the hard drive just to see if that changes how it powers on.

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Running Windows Vista Ultimate.

Display turns off after about fifteen minutes regardless of whether I am actively using the computer or not. The only way to turn the display back on is to close and then open the lid. This disconnets me from AOL, so I have to sign back on again, and if I was emailing, I might lose my current email.

Under Power Options, I have 'Turn off the display' set to Never for both On Battery and Plugged in. Under 'Put the computer to sleep' I have both On battery and Plugged in set to never. Nonetheless, the display still shuts off while I am working.

What do I need to do to prevent the display from turning off at odd intervals?

A:Vista Ultimate x64: turn off display, will not turn back on

sounds like your display drivers are crashing.

Do not rely on windows update drivers - go to graphics chipset manufacturer website and get latest drivers

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So this doesn't happen all the time, but every now and then my PC will suddenly lose power. It doesn't go through the shut down process, it just dies. Then after about 5 seconds it starts to restart. It either restarts successfully and loads back into windows, or it does this thing where it starts up for one second, then powers off, waits a second, then starts up and powers off again. It never powers on after that.

I've found out that opening up the case, pulling out the power cable connected to the motherboard and plugging it back in fixes it. Once I do that it starts up next time I try to turn it on.

Here are my specs:

Corsair 16G (4x4GB) Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 DDR3
Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset
Crucial RealSSD C400 128G SATA3 M4 Series
Western Digital Blue 500G SATA3 HDD Caviar Blue
Antec 620W High Current Gamer Modular PSU
Fractal Design Define R3 Case Arctic White edition
Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler
MSI 980 gtx 4gb gaming

A:My PC randomly loses power and then struggles to turn back on.

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power, there is a blinking light in the back, but it wont turn on when i hit the power button. i need help .it is a Compaq PC

A:power, there is a blinking light in the back but it wont turn on

The PC may need a new PSU (Power Supply Unit) which fits inside the PC case and distributes the power to the various components.

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So...this freezing has just started happening bout 3-4 weeks ago. Whenever i start up my PC after around 10 or less minutes my whole computer freezes, i cant do anything. alt,ctr,del dosnt work or anything. so i have to turn to power off :l This is harmful to my computer and its pretty new aswell. Here are my specs.

Processer: Intel i5 760 @ 2.88Ghz (4cpus) ~ 2.5GHZ
Direct x11
NIVIDIA Geforece 460
Windows 7 64bit


A:Computer freezes except for mouse, i have to turn power switch off then back on.

Have you tried cleaning your System Unit, is it free of dust?

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I have this issue that when I turn on my computer, the power LED does not turn on but you can hear the fans working properly. I don't the issue and I'm not much of an expert with computers. Please help me solve this issue because I'm completely clueless.

A:Try to turn on my computer but only the fans work and the power led does not turn on

How old is the computer, what was the last change you made to the computer and when you last shut it down did it shut down correctly?

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Hi to all Eight forum.
I m here with a strange problem, it happens from yesterday, the problem is when I playing games on my Dell inspiron N4050 and then the main power where the charger pluged in is turn off (it is the most problem in my country that there is heavy short fall of power), the laptop is remain ON just for 2 or 3 seconds and then its suddenly OFF. its not happening before, why is that,? why is the laptop didn't get power from the battery.?
when not playing games. and the main power (electricity) is gone, then this problem is not occurred.
plz understand my problem and reply me.
sorry for my bad English.

A:Laptop suddenly turn off when main power turn off.

Could it be overheating protection?

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If I turn the laptop off and back on again, like next morning etc the dongle doesn't connect to the internet, but if i then restart it, the dongle connects.

Why is this? anything else I can do?

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Hello  i am writing my  mother laptop for some reason it acting very odd brand new not even few months old  Ok yesterday her laptop she could shut it down with no problem this morning she going out she turn it off bout close it.. but it decided turn back on not going thru booting it up with hp Icon no went straight away to windows 10 automaticaly.  So i decided to check some program see if anything conflicting it nothing  so i decided to shut it down thru windows 10  power shutdown but still turn back on..  i shut down it with power button but even still turn back on please help me   

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Once again the computer impaired one comes to the table of knowledge...

I shut down my PC, fans stop, lights go out. About 6-8 mins later it starts up again, been doing this for four days now. I ran a virus scan which came out clean. The only way to keep it turned off is to unplug it. The only tinkering I've done lately is to try to open a port on my router (which I didn't get done, forgot password and reset button doesn't work). I don't think my PC is set to hibernate, I have never used that feature.

Is there something I should check?


Athlon64 X2 5000+ BE @3.2ghz
2 gig G.Skill DDR2 800
120 gig Maxtor sata
RaidMax RX-530SS PS
XP Home sp3

A:Solved: I turn PC off, it comes back on, turn it off, comes back on...

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I'm baffled.

Had to reinstall Windows XP. It appears there are issues with SP2 involving the video graphics card and the sound. Now I'm stuck. I thought that if I chose "do not use this device" under "Device usage" on the display adaptor tab, that it would pick the right adaptor.

Anyway, my screen went blank and I tried to reboot in safe mode and it sticks at mup.sys. I disabled mup and it now sticks at "nid" something or other.

I got the bright idea to use "Windows Narrator" to try and reenable the adaptor but I think the reinstall or the SP2 killed my sound.

Now I'm really stuck. Is there a way to reenable VGA adaptor from the command prompt in recovery mode?

A:How to Turn VGA back on?

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Last night, my computer turned off while I was using it. It wouldn't turn back on, and everything else on the surge protector was working fine. Since I've had problems with power supplies before, I turned the switch to the off position, removed the power cord, and let it cool off, in case it had overheated. When I tried to turn it back on, the power light and the LEDs on the inside blinked on and then back off. They were on for maybe a tenth of a second. During that time, there's no sound of my computer trying to turn on or anything, just the lights. Does anybody have any idea what this might be, or where to begin to troubleshoot??

btw, I know I mentioned LEDs, but I don't have any extensive mods, no overclocking, etc. Just pretty lights.

TIA for any help!!

A:pc cut off and won't turn back on

It sounds like the PS went out, or is going out. If you can get your hands on a volt/ohm meter you can test it, or just replace it and see what happens.

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I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:

Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown

The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.

I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm pretty sure there is some tweak in Windows 10 that would fix this, but I haven't found it yet. Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.

A:Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
1. Log in as an administrator.
2. Right click the Menu button.
3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
6. Left click Save changes.
The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.

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So I have an ASUS P4C800-E motherboard in a system that a built a few years back. It worked fine but the system has been sitting in my basement for a year or two unused.

I decided to take the components and drop them in a new case.

I have hooked everything back up properly (i think) but when I hit the power button, the cpu fan, power supply fan and case fans turn on for a brief second and then shut off. (the green standby light on the motherboard is on)

What do I do?

I think you can tell from my question I am exteremly amatuer at this. Simple explanations please...

A:Turn power on... fans start up then power shuts off in 1 second

With it shutting down after 1sec, I would check that the hsf is plugged in and working. If there is no fan input ie fan speed, most boards shutdown. In addition that the hsf is installed correctly. If it is loose, etc you will have problems. Most of the time when the hsf is loose, it shuts down in about 5~10sec not 1sec. I tend to think it is more of a shorting problem of the board to the case.

If that is not the case, I would attempt to pw ON the system outside of the case. There are complete instructions in a guide at the top of the forum. It is called troubleshooting guide for problem builds.

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

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

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

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

It's a socket939 MSI CoreCell.

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

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

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

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

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

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I took pictures last night & this morning, but this afternoon - when I turn the camera on the lens goes in and out 3 or 4 times then I get a message on the screen that says turn camera off and back on. I have done that repeatedly, took out the battery, plugged the bettery into its charger, nothing works. I got this for Christmas just a couple years ago, so its not that old. What is going on? I need an answer ASAP. I have flown across the coutnry to see my brandnew grand son for the holiday weekend for the first time & now I can't take pictures! HELP! Please write sallies2 at the yahoo.

A:My cybershot won't turn back on

Sony camera problem.

This could be happening for several reasons. The camera could have a software /firmware fault, or it could be a problem with something preventing the lens from moving as it should.
But it's just as likely to be the Li-ion battery not holding a charge as it used to.
If you have a mains adapter, try that instead of the battery, see if it works then.
You may need to buy a new battery, as they don't last for more than a couple of years, especially with heavy use.
If you can get the screen on using the mains adapter, go into the menu and do a 'factory reset'. Take the memory stick out first.
All faults are repairable, but you would do well to get a quote first, as a new camera may be cheaper, (unfortunately).
The pictures on your memory stick are not affected by camera faults, as a rule, but if you have another one, try it, just in case there is a problem with the edge connector on it.

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I am adding to this forum because this is May 4, 2016 and the problem has been noted on the forum since October 2015. If I had read the forum prior to purchasing, I would not have purchased this laptop or I would have investigated to be certain the problem has been fixed. I am sooooo disappointed in HP.I really don't know what to do now.

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Hi, a few weeks ago I came home a few hours after having used my computer in the morning to find it off. It would not turn on. I unplugged everything and took off the side panel and found the PSU still warm. I read around on similar postings on this forum and decided it was my PSU. I bought a new one. Still didn't turn on. However, the f-lock led on my keyboard was lit up when the switch on the PSU was flipped on. So I e-mailed my motherboard company, Epox. I recieved some directions that would get rid of electricity still in the board such as holding the power button down for 10 seconds, setting the cmos to 2-3 for a few seconds and putting it back onto 1-2. One of the directions was to remove the round cmos battery, which i did not do because I was unable to reach it enough to remove it. I also took it completely apart and replugged everything in. No such luck. So, I bought another mobo, one just like it but the chipset was nforce3 250 instead of nforce3 ultra. Supported the same hardware, though. Still will not work. So, now i'm wondering if it's the power button on my case. I am probably going to plug my friend's case's power button into my mobo and see if it turns on.
>>>>To summarize-
1)Computer mysteriously turns off.
2)Buy new PSU.
3)Fiddle around with old mobo, but end up buying new one.
4) Still will not turn on. And when I say won't turn on, i mean nothing turns on, moves, makes noise, or lights up.
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A:Been trying to turn my comp back on...

Verranuce said:

So, now i'm wondering if it's the power button on my case.Click to expand...

An easy way to troubleshoot the case power switch is to completely disconnect it from your motherboard. Then take a regular screwdriver, and just quickly touch (short) the two pins that the case's power switch usually connect to.

Hopefully your system will fire up, and you'll know you have a dead power switch!

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My laptop seems to have a lot of CPU problems, always running a noisy sound, it's running really slower.

My friend has the same laptop with XP on it and it's pretty fast, It's like i am using dial UP and he's using DSL :P I need a lot of time to open a folder and view anything...

So how can i turn back to windows XP? I have the XP DVD.

Thanks !

A:Turn back to windows XP

Well if you want to keep your stuff then back it up if not then How to Downgrade Windows 7 to Windows XP

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Just got upgraded to Fiber, they needed to turn the firewall off to do the installation and now it won't turn back on. Using the windows firewall that came with my XP SP2 machine. Error message is 'cannot start Internet connection sharing services'. any help would be greatly appreciated. Installation guy is not a tech.

A:Firewall won't turn back on!

Open Services...
Start | Run | Type: services.msc | OK |
Are these services set to Automatic and started >>>
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Network Connections
Windows Management Instrumentation
Event Log

[[What services Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) needs to
function properly:
Network Connections
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation
Event Log
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) ]]
Open the Event Viewer and see if there are any errors related to
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
To open the Event Viewer...
Start | Run | Type: eventvwr | OK
Double click the event in Event Viewer | Click: the button below the second
arrow (looks like two pages) [[Copies the details of the event to the
Clipboard.]] | Paste into Notepad | Click:
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
Read all info | Copy and paste to Notepad | Click the [+] Related Knowledge
Base articles | Follow any links that might be useful
HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP;en-us;308427

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I have a new PC with Windows 7 ultimate 64 and want to turn off the annoying pop up messages telling me 'I can back up' etc. I have no schedule in place , un-clicked in the Notification Area and in Action Centre.
Can anyone please tell me where else I must go to get rid of these messages.

A:Back up Advisory pop ups - how to turn off

Hello Walkage, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you turn off (uncheck) the Windows Backup message option in Action Center and click on OK like below?

Action Center - Change Message Settings

If so, then please post a screenshot showing the pop-up message to see if it may be for something else.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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avg turned off and can't turn it back on. Can't delete it or download the new version 9.0 that is supposed to automatically delete 8.5

A:Avg diabled and can't turn it back on

and welcome to the Forum

It sounds like you need help with cleaning out malware, please follow the instructions here, and post the logs in a new thread in the malware removal section.

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

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

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I've just recently had this happen, but I've been here enough to know I may have contracted a nasty.

Last week my system started hanging up and plain not responding. My wireless aircard refused to work in a manner like it was telling me that it was already in use, when it wasn't even plugged in! I couldn't get much to work right so I rebooted in safe mode, ran a couple of scans, which found nothing, rebooted in normal mode and my aircard was working again. Yay.
It worked normal except for the Windows pop up box that says you are offline kept popping up, and I couldn't close it unless I connected to the net via my aircard. Now my AVG has been switched off and I can't get it to turn back on, and my surfing via aircard is noticably slower. And, my power icon in the tray has gone away.

I have a Toshiba Satellite P-105, 32 bit processor, Vista Home Premium, SP 1.
I also have A Squared, AdAware, AVG (free edition), Malware Bytes, Spybot, SuperAntiSpyware installed.

I use this laptop for work and now I'm afraid to put in passwords, account numbers, etc.


A:My AVG has been turned off and I can't turn it back on!

Just an update.
I downloaded + ran the Kaspersky scanner and it found nothing, but yet I've lost the power icon and the internet connection icons in the task tray.
It still get a black screen for a long time on start up from sleep mode.

I'm not sure if I'm infected, or have something going wrong.

Any thoughts? Ideas?

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Hi. I have a Epson Workforce WF-3640 printer. I was in the middle of printing out my son's term paper, when I heard it stop working. Noticed it was off. Tried to turn back on. Nothing. Check cord to make sure connected securely at back of printer and at outlet. Also check for a tripped breaker. And nothing. I just bought this brand new from Best Buy in February. Please help.

A:Printer won't turn back on

If the printer is getting any power I would try:

A different outlet.
A different power cord.
Checking to see if the printer is still under warranty with the manufacturer and/or Best Buy.


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So I was just playing some TF2 and in the midst of an awesome match my PC promptly shut off, and is not able to turn back on. I checked the power cords and changed slots on the power bar but nothing. My external HDD on the other hand is still able to get power from the PC through USB. I don't know what information will be relevant to my problem so if someone would let me know I'll do what I can to get the information for you.

A:PC Shutoff and won't turn back on

When you try to turn on the PC, do any green lights come on?

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Hi guys!

New here, just put Windows 7 on my laptop on Sunday. I'm really liking it thus far.

One thing I noticed maybe just today. When the screen shuts off due to time or the lid being closed, it doesn't seem to want to turn back on. I can put into standby and bring it back out and it works just fine. But, I'd rather not have to do that all the time.

It's a Dell Inspiron E1505 with a ATI Radeon X1400 video card if that helps at all.

If you need more info, let me know. Thanks!

A:Screen won't turn back on

Hi daroga and welcome,

This tutorial from Brink will show you what the power option settings are and from where to access them.
Sometimes coming out of standby, etc doesn't work right. You can turn all of it off if you desire to.
Power Plan Settings - Change

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hi we have a lenovo laptop that you can flip round but when it is out like a normal laptop the screen is upside down.

A:how to turn the screen back around?

Hold down Control + Alt and then select the arrow key for which way you want your laptop screen to face. edited by Johnw

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Before I found all of the USeful info here on the
MSblast virus I was trying to fix the problem of the RPC restarting my computer..

It got to the point where I disabled the RPC in the COMPUTER MANAGEMENT Tool under services for my one and only hardware profile.. DOh..not a smart move...

Now when I start up, either in normal or safe mode,
most of my critical windows services just dont run.

My question is this :

Is there a way to get these services started up or enable them again so I can run windows normally and apply the MSblast fix.?

Basically, I think XP needs the RPC service to even consider allowing me to enable it again..
Thanks for any help.

A:I disabled RPC ..doh...any help to turn it back on..

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I wonder what I've done, and it just turn my cap lock "off" key to "shift" key. Just to make it more clear, I put my caplock on with caplock key, and I need to off it with shift key, do anyone know hwo to slove this? To change back to default.

A:HELP!!! How to turn back the cap locks key?

can't you just press it again to bring it back to default?

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I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...

A:How to turn on WiFi adapter from command line / How to turn on hotspot

Quote: Originally Posted by Anakunda


I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...

Ad-Hoc requires that you restart the session each time.

Connectify pro has an auto start option that does this but it's a paid version, connectify lite is free but I'm not sure if has auto start.

Download - Connectify

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more

A:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.

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I have tried everything! My roommate turned it off and I can't get it back on. I have Windows XP Pro. I went to control panel and phone and modem and can't find anything. I also went into internet options and can't find it there. The volume settings are on and are on high. What is M0L0? I saw a piece of paper in her hand writing and that is in the advanced tab in the modem properties. Can you help?


A:How Do I turn Modem Volume back on?

Modem init strings

M0 Speaker always off
M1 Speaker on during connection
M2 Speaker always on (very noisy)
L0 Lowest volume
L1 Lowest volume (redundant)
L2 Medium volume
L3 Maximum volume

So change the init string to M1L2

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Thank you for following this thread. I have recently recieved a refurbished X1 Yoga which has run extremely well until three days ago. When I first recieved the laptop I noticed only that the battery charged light and the screen notification were not aligned. The light next to the charger would indicate it was charged long before the screen would agree. This wasn't that big of a deal, but it may have led to my next issue. Three days ago the touchscreen and mouse started to malfunction. On the right side of the screen there was the mouse and three circles frozen, but I could still use the mouse through intuition and some guesswork. The visible point of the mouse would flicker back and fourth between where it actually was and the right side of the screen. Later that evening I closed the laptop and it died. I tried to charge the laptop, but no matter how long it was charged or how long I held the power button nothing happened. Essentially, it became a very expensive brick. Yesterday I charged the laptop again just out of desperation and it came to life. It made a sound like a dial-up and just turned on as if nothing happened. Everything seemed to be all right until it crashed again, and now is currently dead. Any suggestions? The laptop is still under warranty since I got it about three weeks ago, I just can't turn it on to use Lenovo Support.

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System Protection is turned off. To turn it back on so you can use System Restore, see Turn System Restore on or off. 
I went to turn System Protection on, and this is what the screen looks like:
How exactly should I turn it on, to be safe? (I was recently infected by malwares.)
Also, I never upgraded to Win 7 or anything or using anything like dual-boot. It's a Dell desktop, if that matters.  

A:system restore - how to turn it back on the right way?

Click on OS (C:) (System)
Click on Configure
Select Restore settings and previous versions of files and click ok
Click on Create and enter a name for the restore point and click ok

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hi all , its my first post so please be gentle with me
i've turned off the vga device in the display advanced settings and can't turn it back on when the system boots up as the screen is off . i've seen another post with the same problem but just cant seem to get any off the tips in that post to work . i was trying to install a new graphics card (zotac geforce 2600a) on an old 2nd hand dell dimensions 4600 but when i tried to install the driver ,i got an error "the nvidia setup prog could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware " so i read the instructions again which said disable the driver already installed , looked for and couldnt find in add/remove programme bit in control panel ,which is when i did what i did .
what i've tried to remedy this is hit the f8 key on start up tried safe mode,enable vga,last known good configand ,and safe mode with command prompt (not sure what the last 1 was doing but tried it anyhow)also tried taking out graphics card rebooting reinstalling it and start up again all with no joy. as it was 2nd hand i have no disc with it and was unsure to try the ctrl+f11 to set the machine back to factory setting (would this affect the memory upgrade i made) thanks for any help

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I just uninstalled Mcafee Security Suite following their instructions for Win 10.  I now can not get Defender to turn back on.
I get a pop up saying another program is disableing Defender.
I was not aware Emsisoft would block/disable Defender. At the moment Emsisoft is the only security program I have left running.
Any ideas?

A:Windows Defender will not turn back on.

Since Windows 8/10 Defender includes anti-virus protection, it typically is disabled by the installation of a third-party anti-virus your case McAfee Security Suite probably disabled it to begin with. However, uninstalling McAfee was not enough. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antivirus platform that includes anti-malware protection...EAM combines its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus. Windows Defender will remain disabled until that EAM has been completely uninstalled.After removal of the third party anti-virus, Windows 8/10 Defender needs to be activated if you choose to use it. When uninstalling the third-party anti-virus Defender should automatically turn on. In some cases you may receive a message indicating your system has no here to turn on Windows Defender. If not, and Defender remains disabled, you will need to manually turn it on.Since you are using Emsisoft, there is no need for Windows Defender.

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Hi I bought my Toshiba laptop about two years ago from best buy. I was playing a game on it and it froze up shut down and won't turn back on no matter what I do. The orange light just keeps flashing five times on the front of the computer if I press the power button. I am using win 10. It won't turn on if I take the battery out either.

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I own a conpaq windows 7 laptop. My problem is that my vomume used to turn on but now it wont. it keeps saying no adio output installed. can anyone plz help me because im make videos and stuff but i need my volume.

A:The volume wont turn back on help

Did this computer come with Windows 7 preinstalled, or was it an upgrade?

Reason I ask:

If it came preinstalled, then the driver has become corrupted.

If it was upgraded, maybe the driver isn't compatible with Windows 7 and needs to be updated.

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Hey everyone, I'm having some hardware issues.

If I shut my computer down, I can't boot it up again until I turn the power supply off and the red power light on the motherboard turns off. After that I can get into Windows and not experience any problems. Restarting is fine, as well as leaving the computer in sleep mode.

I know it's not my case's power button, because it functions as it should and I already plugged the wire in and out from the motherboard. As for the power supply, I ran a test by running Crysis (heh) and my computer didn't shut off or anything. I'm not confident that the PSU is not part of the problem though.

What could I do to fix this? I don't understand much about computers, it was actually my friend who help me set this build up, so I would really appreciate the help!

My setup:

- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750
- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
- Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz
- Windows 7 64-Bit

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Thank you for following this thread. I have recently recieved a refurbished X1 Yoga which has run extremely well until three days ago. When I first recieved the laptop I noticed only that the battery charged light and the screen notification were not aligned. The light next to the charger would indicate it was charged long before the screen would agree. This wasn't that big of a deal, but it may have led to my next issue. Three days ago the touchscreen and mouse started to malfunction. On the right side of the screen there was the mouse and three circles frozen, but I could still use the mouse through intuition and some guesswork. The visible point of the mouse would flicker back and fourth between where it actually was and the right side of the screen. Later that evening I closed the laptop and it died. I tried to charge the laptop, but no matter how long it was charged or how long I held the power button nothing happened. Essentially, it became a very expensive brick. Yesterday I charged the laptop again just out of desperation and it came to life. It made a sound like a dial-up and just turned on as if nothing happened. Everything seemed to be all right until it crashed again, and now is currently dead. Any suggestions? The laptop is still under warranty since I got it about three weeks ago, I just can't turn it on to use Lenovo Support.

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Recently, my laptop shut down and I havn't been able to turn it on since, I thought it might have been my Power Cord, so i got that replaced, but it still never worked?
Nothing works, nothing works when i press the power button, I tried taking out the battery and power cord, etc. but still nothing...

I don't think it is the motherboard because I recently had my motherboard replaced with a brand new one, so I don't really know the problem?

Could somebody please help me...?

A:Laptop shutdown, now won't turn back on?

Hi Howlett93,
Welcome to Techspot.

Just a couple of question:

Why was the orgigional motherboard replaced?

What is the make of the Laptop?

What did you do the day before is didnt turn on again?

CAn we have more PC specs? eg operating sytem RAM etc.

When you tired taking out the battery did you hold down the powerbutton for about 0 second to get rid of any remaining charge.

This gives us a clearer picture.

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We have a vendor provided web application that uses I.E. as the browser. Occasionally, the customer will choose the <Back> button in I.E., in error. Doing this can leave the current record incomplete, and unaccessable because ownership was not assigned to it.

Does any one know if there is a way to have the web application disable the <Back> button in I.E.?

Thank you in advance for any assistance, knowledge, etc. given to me regarding this matter.

Regards, and have a GREAT day!!!!

A:[resolved] How Can I Turn Off The <Back> Button?

I do not know of a way to turn off or remove the forward or back button in IE. However, if you go to View, Toolbars, and uncheck Standard Buttons, you loose the forward and backward buttons, along with other items that may be necessary. You may be able to make a custom toolbar with some of the items that are missing? Look at Customize in the bottom of the drop box.

It appears in Mozilla Firefox you can take away just the back button by dragging it from the toolbar. You might try and see if you can use Firefox with your application.


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We've had a recurrent problem with our Dell desktop (about four years old; Vista operating system) freezing up while videos are playing, usually on children's websites, for some reason (like Nick Jr. or, for example). The video freezes and there is a loud buzzing sort of sound. Ctrl/Alt/Delete does nothing; we have to manually shut the computer off. The second to last time it happened, it would not turn back on. After considerable tinkering, it did finally come back on; weirdly after the ethernet was disconnected and reconnected. This time, it will NOT come back on. It is a doorstop. Just give it to me straight... Are we screwed?? lol...

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Help please. I have a small laptop computer which is hooked up to a router which is hooked up to cable modem. Operating system is Windows Vista and with Team Viewer.
I am in Ontario and it is in Florida with remote view camera's pvr attached also to router. In this storm my power had gone out and now is back on, however my computer is not powering on which I thought i told it to do before I left it (umm guess I goofed). Almost hurricane Debbie is causing me this problem.
How can I turn it on without being there. I am familiar with Bios but again cannot access it. Anyhelp please will be appreciated and thank you in advance. Without my computer being on the pvr support people cannot access my pvr and router.

A:Turn my computer back on from 2000 km away

You can't turn it on without being there.

Usually there is a BIOS setting about what to do after a power failure that includes restarting. But the program would need to be running as a service because if just a program, it would not be running after a restart.

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This happened once, and seemed to fix on its own a few months back. Anyhow, my Vista PC is starting up, then about 2 minutes in, the monitors (dual set up) go to sleep. The pc stays on, but i cant get back in. I have to turn off the system and restart it, only for the same thing to happen again. This happens in safe mode as well.

The pc is not set to go into hibernation mode, there is not even a screen saver set. I have no idea why this is happening, or how to fix it. Ive tried a system restore to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas what this problem is, and how to fix it?

(I havent tried a new graphics card, but the card seems to be ok)


A:PC sleeping and not able to turn back on after 2 minutes

could be that psu is starting to fail. can you get intot eh BIOS and post your voltages and temps?

also please post your full specs including make and model of power supply

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Mod Edit: Moved from XP to Am I Infected ~~boopmeGot some kind of virus that turned off my firewall and everytime I try to open the firewall settings in the control panel. Started with some kind of fake virus scan thing, so I shut down and ran Malewarebytes Anti-maleware in safe mode. It found a few issues that I had it remove. Restarted windows and my firewall is off and when I try to open firewall settings it asks me what program I want to open it with, does the same for spybot and even firefox. Ran Spybot in safe mode and it found a firewall and antivirus override that I told it to fix, but I still can't get into firefox or my firewall settings. I'll post you the log from Malewarebytes here in case it helps.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.187021/1/2012 7:56:30 PMmbam-log-2012-01-01 (19-56-30).txtScan type: Quick scanObjects scanned: 172955Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 0 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 6Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 2Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\... Read more

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Same computer as here?

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I've already consulted Samsung about this issue, and they want me to Refresh (windows 8) my laptop. I have important programs and I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.

Started about half an hour ago, I plugged my laptop into the wired connection because it was downloading 6 GB. Plugging in a cord activates Airplane mode. In theory, once out of Airplane Mode, WiFi will turn back on. NORMALLY IT DOES, BUT NOW IT DOESN'T. THIS IS REALLY PISSING ME OFF.



A:WiFi turned off and won't turn back on.

Is this a second computer with the same issue?

I would suggest contacting Microsoft as it seems to be a software issue and not hardware. Especially if you can turn on the wireless manually.

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Greetings all, so lately I've been having some problems with my Dell Vostro A860 that runs Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit service pack 2. Anyway recently I've been having problems with my laptop. I often leave my laptop on while I'm around the house doing things, mainly it's downloading or running a virus check, but when I return the screen is off (which is good, I set my screen to turn off after a few minutes) but when I try to get the screen to turn on again by pressing a key on the keyboard or clicking the touchpad or moving it nothing happens. I can't get the screen to turn back on and so I am forced to hard reset my laptop which I really don't like to do. When I start up the computer again it works fine but I notice that not much of my downloads or scan have been completed like the computer froze pretty early on.

At first I thought it was a virus or something so I posted on the appropriate forums on here, here is the link to that topic:

Unfortunately it appears that this isn't the problem so now I'm here trying to find help to resolve this issue. I hope someone out there knows the cause of this problem and a way I can fix it. Thanks in advance!

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I turned my speakers off using the control panel, I went to playback devices and clicked on the speakers before clicking a drop down menu and selecting disable. It has now dissappeared, how do i re-enable?

A:Speakers disabled, how do I turn them back on?

Go back into playback devices, right click in open area and select show disabled and disconnected devices and then apply and ok. Then select speakers and make default.

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So my brother was playing a game, then the pc turned off by it self, now it wont turn back on... But even tho i thought it was the PSU, the mouse receives energy... I tried chanting it to see if the HD would turn on but it doesnt... What do you guys think is the problem?
PSU: Grimtec Model: LC-8460BTX

A:Pc turned off, wont turn back on

The mouse does not require nearly as much electricity as the rest of the system. The problem could still be the PSU. How old is the PSU?


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My laptop  (Dell Inspiron 15 model 3531) turned off and will not turn back on. I've tried removing the battery and using the power cord, however, every time I plug the power cord in the light on it turns off. I've tried removing the battery and pressing the power button down for 30 seconds and then plugging the power cord back into it, with the battery in.....same, no beeping or anything. I don't know if it's under warranty as I got it from school and they are now closed (ITT TECH). I have an older inspiron, but this one had all of my programs from school. Thank you for your help.

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Last night I decided to let my game idle while I went to bed. As the computer is in my room and I didn't want the screen light to keep me up I decided to turn down the brightness. So I went to the right side windows 8 menu clicked on settings and pressed brightness. Now I accidentally turned it down to zero and I let my mouse go.

So now my screen is black. This wouldn't be a problem if the brightness buttons work but they don't (didn't install the boot camp drivers)
Is there any way I can recover this? Or would I have to reinstall my pc?

PC specs: mid 2010 13inch Mac book pro, no bootcamp drivers

A:Turned down brightness to zero, can't turn it back up.

Try to start Windows in a safe mode and change it there.

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

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Good Morning everyone,

My husband I and a Cyberpower GX1107 I7 920, which we purchased in June 2009 (not even a year ago). He was using it this morning, just using firefox visiting a website he has gone to every day, when it suddenly shut down. We let it sit for about 10 minutes, and attempted to turn it back on, but nothing would happen.

We tested the electrical outlet, and its fine. We attempted to turn it on again, and the light on the front would come on for a second, but then go off, and the computer will not come on. It's like it gets power for a second, but then refuses to acknowledge anything.

Do we need a new power supply? What else could have gone wrong? I checked the warranty information, and parts are warrantied for a year, so it should not have died this early.

Any advice is greatly appreciated! If you need any other details, I'll try to provide them.

Thank you so much in advance.

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I accidentally unplugged the powerstsrip from the wall while vacuuming. I plugged it back in and went to turn on the computer and now it won't turn back on. This happened once before, and in a few days, I was able to turn it back on. Not the case this time. Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Help! Computer will not turn back on after being turned off


If you have a surge protector try turning it back on.


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I woke up yesterday morning and suddenly my laptop will not pick up my (or any) routers. The blue light on the front of it will not come on, even though the switch is set to on. When I click "Diagnose why windows can't find any networks", I get the message "this computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed". Well it was working 24 hours ago.

I've restored my laptop to its factory shipped condition and updated it from hp update and windows update, but it still does not work. I cant even open the hp wireless assistant from control panel, when I click on it, nothing happens!

The laptop is a HP G6000, I have 2 of them and the other is working fine. Under the network tree in device manager, the working laptop looks like this >>

And the one that is not working looks like this >>

As you can see, the WLAN thing that I need, is not there. I have no idea why my laptop would suddenly do this. I've been looking for a solution all day and found nothing. From reading some stuff on the hp site it looks as though ALL of my wireless devices are turned off, which would explain why hp wireless assistant wont even open. Apparently they get turned on at the factory and they should not turn off. I have no idea how to turn them back on if my computer is not even picking them up.

I don't think there is a problem with my modem or router because my pc, other laptop and ps3 are all connected to the internet just fine. I'... Read more

A:How to turn back on my wireless components?

Check in the BIOS (Setup) to see if the wireless adapter somehow got disabled.

With laptop unplugged and battery removed take the wireless card out and carefully reinsert it (maybe it got loose).

If neither of these work the adapter has probably died, or there has been a failure in the part of the motherboard to which the adapter connects.

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i don't know what happen but i just notice that my window defender is turned off and cant not turn it back on even if i click on the screen that telling to click on to turn it back .all i get is window defender is not responding .
now you really need it .

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it is ok .i don't need to have turn on anyway .
how that he got turned off i have no clue

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I was doing work on my laptop when suddenly it made a small "bzz" sound as if powering down and switched off. It will not turn back on and I have tried removing the battery for 5 minutes and putting it back in with and without AC plugged in, but it will not turn back on. I haven't really had any problems at all before this, and I have a lot of vital work that I had not yet backed up that I really can't lose. It is 4 years old and I got it in 2012 so I'm pretty sure it's out of warranty.  Any suggestions to turn it back on/ get back any work I may have lost?

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Basically, the laptop was working fine. It was mine, i had to hand it down to my mother as she wanted a laptop and i got a new desktop, it was cheaper that way.

However there was quite a lot of junk on my laptop, and not a lot of space on the hard drive so i formatted the hard drive using the system/recovery discs that came with the laptop. It was working fine, the windows XP thing came up that runs you through naming the computer and saying what keyboard you want ect. but my mum wasnt available at the time so i put the computer in standby. Later on my dad switched it off, by holding the power button down. When it was switched back on it seemed to be ok, came up with the same windows XP beginning thing. BUT the slightest bump, movement ect. and it switched itself off. Sometimes it does it withjout a bump or movement automatically. We did get through the windows XP thing and install microsoft office but thats as far as we could get.

When it switches off when you try and switch it back on, the "media activity" light comes on which apparently means the hard drive is active but thats all. Nothing else. You switch it off again by holding down the power button for a few seconds and try again and its the same. You have to leave it for hours before it finally switches back on, and then after 10 minutes or so, it switches off and the cycle begins again.

Please help!

Its an Acer TravelMate 240 laptop.

A:Laptop turns off, won't turn back on...

Almost certainly a hardware problem, and I would guess unrelated to the reinstall of Windows.

Software problems do not cause such "movement sensitive" issues.

Mind you, about the last thing I would ever do would be to try to invoke Standby before Windows was fully installed! But thats unlikely to be the problem. I would think that service is needed, unless you have microsurgery and microelectronics skills.

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I have a compaq presario v2000 laptop and I have only had it for almost 2 years. I was just on my laptop 2 days ago and emailing a friend and all of the sudden my laptop just shut off and I have no idea why. I pushed the power button to start the laptop back up and nothign happened. I unplugged the AC adapter and took out the battery for a few minutes then put both back in and still nothing happened. I called a computer tech dude and he told me that there isn't much I can do. Either my AC adapter broke or my motherboard crashed. I just don't understand how my motherboard could crash with only 2 years of using the computer. I went to Staples and tested out another AC adapter on my laptop and the laptop Power light won't even come up. So for some reason even with a good AC adapter my laptop still doesn't get power. Can anyone help me out? I really don't want to drop another 1000 bucks on a laptop when I just did 2 years ago. Is my laptop really useless now? If anyone can help me get it back started up please let me know. A guy at staples told me he could probably fix it for $390! I don't really want to pay that much money to fix my laptop. I would rather sell it for parts and buy a new one IF it came down to that. Please let me know if anyone can help

thank you

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I am running Win 8.1 on a Samsung tablet and use Windows Defender for protection. I own the tablet it is not part of any network.
I was searching the net and Defender reported malware. After a bit of a tussle the malware seemed to be removed but Defender was turned off, so I have no protection. I went into the Control Panel/Security Centre and it reported this and had a button at the end of the message for turning Defender back on. However the button did not work. It was visible but did not seem to be enabled. When I clicked on the defender app icon there was a message saying Defender was turned off at the Group Policy level and was controlled by the Administrator. As it is my own PC I assume I am the Administrator, but this did not seem to make any difference. I searched for Group Policy but nothing was found.
How can I turn Defender back on?

A:Cannot Turn Windows Defender back On

Hello Punchy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Did you install a 3rd party AV program?

If so, they will often disable Windows Defender by default, and Windows Defender cannot be turned on until the 3rd party program is uninstalled.

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I bought this back in July. When it came in I turned it on to make sure that it worked then i turned it off and put it back in the box. It has been off until today. I turned it on and I noticed it was going very slowly. The mouse pad would not click and I could not adjust the sound with the keyboard. Everything would take a long time to open. I tried to turn the laptop off but it did not turn off when i pushed the power button. The laptop finally turned off when I went to power then pushed restart. It took about 5 mins to turn off but now it will not turn back on. The power button is still on but the screen is black.

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Disconnect the power supply and leave it turned on until the battery fully discharges.  Plug it back in and try to boot it.

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Hi Guys,

Running windows 10 with the build in windows defender.
recently (in the last few days) a message keeps popping up that no virus software is running and that I should turn it back on.
I tried, but the option to turn it back on is greyed out, I ran a Microsoft antivirus scanner and it came back clear.
I obviously need to turn Defender back on, but have no clue how to

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Cheers for reading


A:windows defender won't turn back on

found the problem

I installed Spybot S&D. because of that Windows thinks there is another anti virus software installed and disables Defender. Uninstalling Spybot S&D automatically enabled Defender again

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Hello, I have a brand new HP Spectre which has only been used a few times. When I close the lid of the laptop, it goes into sleep mode, similarly when I press the power button once it sleeps. My problem is that when I open the lid and press a key, or open it and press the power button again, the keyboard lights up, the fan goes mental, but the screen never turns on. I've left it for upwards of an hour before and it doesn't turn on. When I put the laptop in sleep mode also, after about 5 minutes the fan goes mad. This is awful for when I'm trying to transport my laptop without having to turn it fully off. Should I take it back as it's still under warranty? Or how can I fix this?

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Hi, having a problem with my Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo 600.

Last night i turned the computer off when i went to bed. When i turned on the computer again the next morning, the power went on, but nothing showed up on the screen. We connected the computer to another screen to be sure that it was not the screens problem.
And we came to a conclusion that the problem sits inside the computer.

Anybody know anything i can du to have any remote chance to get this computer working again?


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I recently turned off my wifi connection just to do an install. I simply pressed func+F12 and i shut it off until my installation was complete. Now when i hit F12 again to turn it back on the little light on the key turns back on indicating that my wifi connection is back on but when i try to connect in my network connections menu it says wifi is off. I have a Samsung chronos series 7 with windows 8 as my OS. I tried everything as far as trouble shooting goes and I also did a system restore hoping it would reset my network card but I still get know results. Does anybody have any idea what might be going wrong? I really need to get my internet working again. Oh yeah i tried the Ethernet connection and that works but i need my laptop for class and other events where I'm mobile , plus i got an assignment due this morning and this is really putting a monkey wrench in my plans. So somebody please help.

Thank You

Maybe I didn't set my restore point far back enough and also the one suggestion I didn't try was refreshing my computer but i didn't want to have to reinstall every freakin application I have loaded on my laptop.

A:Wifi wont turn back on

Have you checked to set what wireless adapter is set as default since you've turned wifi off? Since you turned it off, the default setting may have changed which could explain your not being able to connect to your wifi.

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Okay, I have my power settings so that the display and hard disks turn off after x-amount of minutes. Sometimes when I come back after it's been like this for a while, I run my finger accross the touchpad and nothing happens (normally the desktop comes right up as with a screen saver). It's like the display just won't come back on. I've tried pressing keys, pushing the Fn+F10 button that switches to an external monitor, pressing Windows>U>S (the sequence of keys that puts the computer on standby), Ctrl+Alt+Del... Nothing works. Every time, I've had to do a hard reboot by holding down the power button.

The rep. from the reseller I bought from is trying to tell me that:

"Go into you power options and ensure turn off monitor and hard
drive are set to NEVER, otherwise you will have to do a hard re-boot
every time it happens"


"When Windows shuts off the monitor and hard drives it is permanent until
you re-boot. It is different than hibernation or stand by, turn
off is completely disengaged from Windows so no other programs can turn
it back on, or unauthorized users etc..."

Which is absolutely not true, as I have been doing this same thing for 3 years on my previous laptop.

So.... any ideas?

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ok heres the situation
for about a week now i go to get on my computer and its on standy when i go to get it off standby it wont go i have to turn it off manually and turn it back on

today it was on when i woke up i went to type my password for my SN for windows and it didnt recognise the keys so i turned it off and now it wont turn back on

what can i do ti fix this by tonight?

A:computer wont turn back on

Run through this lot HERE

Those are the first things to try.

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Anyone know how to get the Previous Versions Tab back for C: in Windows Explorer. It is quite useful, I hope it doesn't disappear...

Windows Dev. Preview 8102.101

A:Turn Previous Versions tab back on?

Hi, Wincomelately! Welcome to the Eight Forums!

Remember, this is an early beta and if you haven't updated an installed program, you're not going to get that option.

You might want to do an update on your Dev Preview, though, as you should be on .109.

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I've followed instructions through just about every source I could find and nothing seems to be helping. I've gone through the system properties-system protection, but it won't let me click on anything. It's just not giving it to me as an option to click on anything, not even to change between the drives. I'm signed in as the administrator (I'm the only user on this computer) but it simply won't let me. I'm at 50% available disc space, so I don't see that being the problem (could be wrong). The only thing I can think of is the virus issue I recently got through. It was one of those rogue 'antivirus' fake it cleared up, but could it have screwed this part up? I'm posting a picture of what I'm getting...hope someone can help!

A:Can't turn System Restore back on

Try this tutorial.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

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Good afternoon,   I was browsing the Internet when my laptop shut off without warning.  Now, considering the spectre x360's infamy for running very hot, and that it was pretty warm in room at the time, I initially put it down to it overheating. It is worth noting that other than the laptop switching off, there was nothing amiss.  There were no beeping noises, error messages or burning smells as others have reported in other similar threads with similar issues.  I left it it to cool completely and tried to switch it back on, and nothing happened.  The fans don't spin, and none of the LED's  anywhere on the machine light up at any point.       I read through troubleshooting guides, checking the adapter is undamaged, the wall socket works, etc. I was unable to find any problems via the troubleshooting, and the only thing left it recommended was a hard reset.  After much searching I found a thread on here with instructions on how to perform a hard reset on my particular model. These were as follows; -Switch off laptop-Unplug all peripheral devices-Unplug power adapter-hold power button for about 60seconds-plug supply back in and boot up I attempted this with no success, I still can't elicit any response from my laptop.  At this stage I am utterly stuck and can't fathom what to do next.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.   ThanksSam

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Hello my name is Matt I have a Asus windows 8 laptop when I turn it on a screen pops up and says "aptio setup utility" and will not do anything else I was wondering if there was a recovery soft ware for a phone to be use on a computer

A:Computer crashes and we'll not turn back on

What's the make and model?

It probably has a Recovery partition installed into the HDD.

Try pressing F2 or F8 or F10 and see if you get a "restore" or "re overy" option

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Several weeks ago I noticed an alert on my computer that my antivirus (at the time it was Panda Security's free AV) was turned off. I tried turning it on through Windows' tool and it didn't work. When I tried opening Panda itself, it would take approximately 5 minutes for the window to open, then nothing inside it would be clickable. I assumed the issue was with Panda and uninstalled it, then got BitDefender's Total Security 2016 free trial. That seemed to work better, but then the next day I was again getting the message from Windows that my antivirus was turned off. This time I opened BitDefender to check its status, and it said my computer was protected. I tried telling BitDefender to turn on through Windows' Action Centre, and then my status on the BitDefender window changed, and said that real time protection is turned off. I tried turning it on several times in the BitDefender window as well as through the Action Centre to no avail. I downloaded and ran FRST, and following are the contents of the FRST.txt log. Thank you in advance to all those who help me! Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:09-01-2015Ran by cookie (administrator) on LOLLIPOP (10-01-2016 10:00:35)Running from C:\Users\cookie\DownloadsLoaded Profiles: cookie (Available Profiles: cookie)Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 10 (Default browser: FF)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recover... Read more

A:Antivirus got turned off and will not turn back on

Greetings sqarcle and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems... Read more

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I first logged out of my computer and came back and I noticed an orange light on the power button. I shut it of and turn it back on about two times with the same results of an orange light. I then shut of the the extension that houses 10 plugs. When I turned on the extension I turned on the computer the power button didn't give off a blue light or orange light. The VGA cable, mouse, keyboard, Ethernet cable are all plugged in. I later removed all the connects to the computer gave it a minute and plugged it all back in. There is a solid green light on the back under the power cable. The fans turn on there is noise coming from inside the computer a soft humming and light fan from the back of the computer. But the power button will not turn on. The monitor light is orange and says "No Input signal Input 2,Go to Power Save." When I switch to input 1 it reads "Cable Disconnected Go to Power Save." What internal issue could this be?

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Wife updated Norton twice and had two Norton Firewalls and Windows Firewalls running together. Paid twice for the 2 updates. Removed Norton Completely and then re-installed Norton 360 Security Version 5, but am still unable to turn off Windows Firewall under Windows XP Pro and also cannot turn on Automatic updates, getting message "we're Sorry, the Security Center could NOT change your Automatic Windows Update setting. To try changing these settings, go to SYSTEM in Control Panel. On the Automatic Updates Tab, select AUTOMATIC (recommended) and then click OK. None of this works, then tried using an app to reset Security Settings and that didn't work either. Any suggestions on what I try next. I would like to reinstall Norton 360 Internet Security Version 5, I know there are those out there that hate Norton and the overhead that comes with it, but over the years I've gotten used to it and I like it very much. Thank you, PhotoRay

A:In XP Pro can't turn off Windows Firewall or Turn on Automatic Updates

How did you remove Norton in the first place?

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I can't turn my computer on. The fans and lights turn on for a second and then turn off. a few seconds later they'll turn back on and then turn back off. I've had this computer for 4+ months now, i built it myself. it recently started doing this but i'd just turn off the PSU (Power Supply Unit) and turn it back on and it woould fix it. now it doesnt fix it anymore. i've re-slotted the RAM (Random Access Memory) and pushed it in firmly, but that hasn't done anything. i've tried different power outlets and pushed everything into the MOBO (Motherboard), i havent messed around with CPU (Processor) because that's just a pain in the a**... i was wondering if there was anything else i could do before having to take it into a local repair shop, lol.

as for my computer specs

CPU (Processor): Fx-6300 AMD
GPU: R9-270x AMD
RAM (Random Access Memory): 8GB Ballistix sport
MOBO (Motherboard): ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0
PSU (Power Supply Unit): Corsair X500 w 80+
Case: Rosewill GALAXY


A:Fans turn on, lights blink and then turn off/on repeatedly.

First, I would unplug everything that isn't necessary. Everything external except for the keyboard and monitor. Internally, just leave the CPU, RAM and video card installed. See if it turns on. If not, you might try and test the power button. Disconnect the power button from the mobo. If the pin headers allow for it, use the reset button as the power button. If not, you can use a flat head screwdriver to power on the computer (cross the two pins for the power button with the blade of the screwdriver). If you do this, just be very careful. Touch only the power button pins and nothing else! You could easily damage components by touching the screwdriver to the wrong thing.

Some motherboards have a power button right on the board that you can press to power on the computer. I looked at a pic of your board and didn't notice one.

If that doesn't do it, plug the power button back in. You might try and play around with the RAM. I don't know if you have 2 or 4 sticks of RAM, but try and boot the computer with only one stick of RAM at a time. If there's a bad stick, you'll find it through this process of elimination.

If none of the above works, then it might be a bad PSU.

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Hi All,
I am using Windows 8.1 and had to refresh my computer as I was experiencing some problems. Everything seemed to be normal so I started slowly installing the programs I had before. Now a few days after, I find that my wireless device is Off and Flight Mode is On. I have been in settings but the relevant switches are disabled.
Can anybody tell me how to fix this please ? I really don't know how it happened. Can it be that my laptop is still infected ?

A:Turn Off Flight Mode & Turn On Wireless Devices

Is there a physical switch on your laptop for wireless? Often on the edges of your laptop... easy to miss.

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Hello Folks,

I'm not sure if my issue is with hardware (possibly MB?) or graphics card, so please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section. The first problem I was having was random blue screens of death that displayed graphic card driver issues. I was able to remedy that by updating my graphic drivers and have not had an issue since.

However, ever since then I have been running into another hardware or graphics-related issue that is random and completely stumping me. What is happening is, I will be on my computer, leave and turn my monitor off, and (randomly) when I come back to use my computer again, when I turn on the monitor there is no signal and a black screen (e.g. when I turn my monitor on my desktop will pop up and the light on my monitor will turn blue, when it doesn't turn on there will be a black screen and the light on the monitor stays yellow as if it is idle). I have tried swapping out the monitor to see if that was the issue and the same problem persists, so it does not appear to be my monitor or VGA cables.

The only way I can temporarily fix this issue is to reboot/restart my computer and viola! The monitor works again and I can see everything. This issue is very random. Sometimes I can go weeks without an incident, other times this is happening a couple times a week. I honestly don't know if it's my motherboard or video card or what. My PC isn't overheating, I'm not overclocking, and all of my drivers are updated.

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A:Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

try checking your power options settings and set it to high performance then check in advanced power settings and do not allow hard disks to sleep

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This is driving me crazy. My HP has Windows 7 and everytime it connects to the internet (wireless connection) Windows Live Messenger opens down in the left hand corner taskbar near the start menu. I close it, and fifteen minutes later it will open again.
I opened the options and unchecked the boxes pretaining to 'Run Windows Live Messenger when windows starts' but it still repeatedly opens. I use hotmail, but i really have no use for Messenger. The program is not listed under add/remove programs. Someone please help me turn this thing off.

A:Solved: Windows Live Messenger-TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!

It should be listed in Programs & Features under Windows Live Messenger or Windows Live Essentials. If you still can't find it listed then go to and re-download the installer, reinstall it, then uninstall it.

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I just put together my first computer 6 months ago. It abruply shutdow in the middle of writing a paper for school. I couldn't turn it back on right away. after trying a few times, it turned on. All the fans are working even the fan on the power supply, the motherboards lights are on. My graphic card in on the motherboard. I think it might be my power supply because when I first put it together I didn't plug in the smaller power connection to the motherboard and the same thing is happening, black screen. It's like my computer isn't giving my monitor any feed. I will have more info when I get home. I can't get in to bios or safe mode.

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I have a brand new LG W2261VP connected via DVI which turned itself off at random intervals and I had to turn it on from the power button, only to have it turn itself off again after a while. Worst thing is that once the OS tells it to Stand-by, it turns itself off and I can't even get it to power back up via the power button. I have to remove its power cable, let the power drain, put the cable back on, turn it on, only to have it go to stand-by and have to reset my computer.
computer details: windows 7 x64
intel i7 core 920 not overclocked
msi pro-e motherboard
mushkin 2gbx3 1600
ati sapphire hd 5700 ddr5
the ati drivers is up to date.
the monitor is recognized by windows 7 tried both with hdmi and dvi connections.
i noticed the memory cards are a bit hot maybe because they work on 1066 mhz due to not overclocking i7?
i tried switch the memory postions not helped tried take off the graphic card and no luck.
the monitor sometimes can work few hours with no error and sometimes its repeated one after another.
thank you for any help possible.

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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and all has been great except one thing. When I leave the computer for about 10 minutes or so, the display turns off like it is supposed to. If I want to turn the display back on though, I find I'm unable to with the mouse, keyboard, or power button. It's like it is stuck in limbo and I have to restart the PC. What's wrong with it?

A:Display won't turn back on after automatically turning off

IS this a Dell? Some Dell computers will go into some damned low-power mode, and the power light will change to Orange. The only way I have been able to fix it, was to put in a new power supply. I've done this for 2 workstations already.

Check your Power Light, is it Green or Orange, or blinking? If the computer is in sleep mode, it will Blink on and off once a second. Other blinking patterns are error codes. Sometimes a system will just get stuck in Sleep mode and you have to force it back on.

When you are trying to wake the system, does the Monitor come back on? I've had computers stall like this.

Try changing your advanced power settings:

Usually you can get to it by Control Panel, Power, Power Scheme, and open your scheme and go into Advanced. Try changing the values for "hard Drive Power Down", change it to 45 minutes. Also, try setting it so that the Monitor does not turn off, just enable toe screensaver after 15 minutes or so, then test it, make sure it recovers from Screensaver.

I don't know if you are just telling your monitor to go off or if you are allowing the computer to go into Sleep mode, I would change the Monitor Off to "Never" and just tell it to sleep after an hour of non-use.

Just try different variations, with the monitor turning off or staying on. You can always choose a Blank Screensaver.

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The Laptop Was Stuck In The Sleep Mode, And When I Tried To Wake It Up, It Wouldn't Do Anything. So Then I Took The Battery Out For A Minute And Put It Back In, And Still Nothing. The Weird Thing Is The Port Where The Power Cord Is Pluged In Is The Only Light On, Nothing Else Will Turn On. 

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About a week ago I went into programs and features clicked turn windows features on and off and disabled all media features rebooted and they were gone. Awsome. Today I deiced to turn them back on but I can't i get an error message saying "An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully changed" then I am asked to restart, I do, I see windows changing features at shutdown/reboot but none of the media features are there. I tried running sfc /scannow and it found nothing. I also tried turning the features on and off in safe mode, but I got the same error message. Does anyone have a solution?

Thank you in advance,

A:Can't Turn windows media player back on!?!

You may need to run a Repair Install

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As the title says I was updating to the new amd catalyst and it will usually pop into 800x600 then back to 1600x900 which was native for me but now it's stuck on 1280x1024 and it won't go any higher. I'm confused on why it would do this and that Catalyst will no longer work.

If anyone can help me in this situation It would be much appreciated.

A:Amd Catalyst has changed my resolution and it won't turn back!

Un-install current drivers and Install from

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I can't get the wi fi on my laptop to turn on. It worked previously but now the button is permanently in the off position. If I switch it back on it just turns off immediately. There is nothing wrong with my wi fi because it is working on other devices, and the internet does connect on my latop if I use a cable, but the wi fi just won't work. This was not an issue previously. Any ideas?

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Hello all, I have had a terrable time trying to get my firewall turned back on. I was infected by some malware which I have deleted. But, my firewall wont turn back on. When I go to my control panal and click update setting my cursor just spins then nothing happens. I also looked into my services and Firewall isn't listed. Ive tried everything any walkthrough guides would be very helpfull. Thanks*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Windows Firewall wont turn back on

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hi all
i started to use InPrivate Filtering wizard and choose the 1st option "block for me"
now i would like to get back the wizard main windows like in the photo. how can i do it?

A:InPrivate Filtering-back to turn on... screen

Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi

hi all
i started to use InPrivate Filtering wizard and choose the 1st option "block for me"
now i would like to get back the wizard main windows like in the photo. how can i do it?

I don't think you can get that screen back (at least not easily), but you can change the setting another way. Go to Tools >> Toolbars >> Menu Bar. Then in the Menu Bar (while File, Edit, View, etc, are), go to Tools >> InPrivate Filtering Settings. In the window that comes up, you can choose "Automatically block" or "Choose content to block or allow", which are the same as the two options in the wizard screen.

Hope this helps!

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Some how I turned off the touch pad/mouse thing and can't figure out how to turn it back on. Please help me!

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A:how do i turn the touch pad/mouse thing back on? i have no i...

Hi dolley:



Thank you for your request.  I am pleased to help!


When posting it is most helpful if you provide the model of your computer and what Operating system you are running.  I understand you accidentally turned off the Touchpad., and would now like to enable it. I am sending you a link to a page for  touchpad. You will need to select the one for your operating system click here. You should also be able to enable it,  following these steps. Click the Start button, and type in Mouse. Click on  Mouse to open it, click on Device Settings. You should be able to enable and disable the Touchpad here. 

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