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Turn Off Flight Mode & Turn On Wireless Devices

Q: Turn Off Flight Mode & Turn On Wireless Devices

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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in my nokia lumia 520,when i turn off flight mode,the butto will rapidly switch and is not going off.
network symbol is not shown but in settings >network,it shows the sim name,number,etc.
also imei is not shown.
anybody plz help,am a student.
i hav done too many hard & soft resets, used windows recovery tool ,nokia software updater(nsu-retail) but no hope..
plz help..
suggest smething working.

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Hi all.

I want to turn off all my USB devices when my computer is off, so I dont have the LED lights on.

I run win7 on a Zotac ION D motherboard.
Any help would be hot


A:Turn off USB devices when off

Any devices that are USB powered should be no problem here - with those that have an external power source some LED is normal to show that power is available.

What you could look at is a "green" power strip, this will power off all devices attached to it when the master device, the PC, is not drawing current.

"Smart" Power Strips: Helping to Stop Idle Current Now! : TreeHugger

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Basically the title describes the thread. I know it is possible to disable this in devices manager (or so a friend tells me,) but how exactly?

A:USB devices turn off when the screensaver comes on

find the device in the device manager, right click it and go properties, there might be a power management tab in which you can uncheck "Turn off this device to save power"

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Hi Guys,

I have a home built PC running based on ASUS Maximus IV motherboard running Win7 with a Corsair ATX PSU (AX750) all in an ANTEC Sonata Elite case.

On my previous Win XP system I had the USB enabled power bar switching off my screen and other devices when I powered down my PC. With my new setup, the devices connected to the 'switched' outputs of the same USB power bar do not turn off when I power down - it is as if they are connected to the 'always on' outputs.

I'm not sure of the make of the power bar (it is hidden behind my desk and I cannot easily get at it) but I would have thought it was fairly generic.

Does anyone know whether there is a setting in the POST for the motherboard or a physical setting on the PSU that would enable the power bar USB signal?

Thanks for any help you can give.


A:USB Power Bar does not turn off devices

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my usb devices (keyboard and mouse) randomly stop working for a second (the lights of the keyboard and mouse also turn off) and then they turn on again, you also hear the usb connection/disconnection sounds.

I've also noticed lately that my computer suddenly gets stuck for a few seconds, nothing moves,but the screen is on, and I try to press keyboard or move the mouse, but nothing happens, and then it comes back to life after a few seconds.


A:USB devices randomly turn off for a second

I would try a different closer to if not the top number one usb IO slot. Also I would run a deep AV and Malware scan in Safe Mode if needed and see what if anything comes up. Also if the devices have drivers then look for the latest version off the mfg'rs site and download. lastly check the cable for any sharp bends and possible break in the wire which often can't be seen so squeezing the cable all along it's length till you find it connecting and disconnecting more regularly tells you it's a break or loose connection.

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I have had my laptop for about two years and have always had some problems with the wireless connection dropping in and out (laptop problem, not router). The latest problem is that quite regularly, when the laptop wakes up from hibernation there is no internet connection. The wi-fi logo next to the clock in the start bar says it is connected with full signal but when you click on the logo it says no connections are available (although there should be lots). I don't have the option to disconnect as I'm not actually connected. I have tried pressing the wireless button (F12) and it says it is turning flight mode on and off on the screen but the light remains blue and doesn't change to red so doesn't actually turn flight mode on. I have tried the diagnostic troubleshooter and all it says is that the ethernet cable is unplugged. Obviously it is meant to be unplugged as I am trying to use the wireless! Occasionally, when the wireless just cuts out randomly, the troubleshooter says the Windows wireless service isn't installed (it is) or that the wireless adaptor needed resetting. The only way to fix the problem is to shut the laptop down and restart which is becoming a pain. I haven't installed anything new recently, just the usual Windows updates. I did take the laptop back to PC World who believed I had a faulty wireless adaptor. The laptop was only a month old at the time but PC World refused to fix it for free unless I prove the problem existed... Read more

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when i plug or unplug my headset (or my magicjack) from my computer my monitor turns on and off then stays on? Why? and how do I fix it? I went ahead did a sweep of junk files and registry also a virus scan still have the problem, in the past this would work. I thought the memory being full was the problem so i went ahead and made available about 40 gigs free from my c: drive still no solution. I started having this problem about recently. I have Vista.

A:Unpluging devices causes montior to turn on and off

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Lately I have been having problems with my computer.
It turns itself off (it doesn't say "Windows is shutting down..", it just dies.) when I am using it. It turns off after a few hours, sometimes after a few minutes. Then I would have to wait a few minutes until I can turn it on. Because it would not turn on no matter how much you pressed the power button, so the only thing to do was to leave it for a while, and then it world turn on.

But now when you turn on the computer, it turns off seconds after you log in, and then the blue screen of death appears. The next time I tried to turn it on, I got the option to boot in safe mode, and it doesn't turn off. I left it on for a whole day and it didn't turn off.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 5150, running Windows XP Sp2 (I think). I will post more details soon, because the option for running in safe mode does not come up when I turn the computer on. I don't know how to boot up in safe mode because I am a computernoob .
I am typing this on my other computer if you're wondering.
Any help please?

A:Computer turns itself off on normal mode, but doesn't turn itself off on safe mode.

reboot your computer ,as it reboots tap the (f8)key choose last know good configuration

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Hello, this is my first time posting here. I have a hp pavillion 1000 running vistaI have searched everywhere for a solution to this problem, and see many viruses and trojans that sound similar to my problem, but nothing matches it exactly (and no solutions seem to work).I believe the virus came in via a pen drive, though it has infected all of my other usb drives, including my 500 gig hard disk that contains all of my data. The hard disks inside my laptop seem unaffected.For the affected drives, directories at their root levels have been replaced by executables. If I double click these, it still launches into the directories allowing me to access my files. However, it spawns a new windows explorer. Inside the subdirectories, everything appears to be normal and the directories are just simple directories. Only at the root level are they executables. It is also impossible to "show hidden files" in folder options.Up until four nights ago, my computer had been up for over 30 days with no trouble. Now, it cannot last more than a day before all of the memory is claimed. Error boxes pop up from time to time stating "server has stopped working" or "svchost has stopped working".I would gladly just re-install at this point, except that my primary external drive would likely still be infected. I have removed everything from all of my pen drives and reformatted them but it does not solve the problem. When I create a new directory on them, within seconds a n... Read more

A:USB virus causes directories on USB-connected devices to turn into .exes

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A:Internet connection slows down on other devices when i turn on my lapt

Isnt it Obvious .. It eating your Connections.
Try this
1. Reboot in safe mode with Networking and check if same issue occurs,
2. Run >> MSConfig>> Services>> Hide all microsoft services. Now disable all the third party services.
3. In Task Manager >> Startup(tab). Disable all the Enabled items.
4. Under task manager >> performance >> Resource Monitor and check whats eating up your internet

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how do I disable quiet so I will receive text messages

A:How to turn off quiet mode

Swipe down from any screen expand your settings turn it off from there

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By big-brother, I mean MicroSoft's insistance to tie all your accounts together. Like using Facebook, without being forced to tie it to a MicroSoft account.

There is another annoying feature, if you have multiple computers (and I mean even if not sharing).

Someone at work pointed out that their work computer is displaying results/adds/search history, for searches that were done on home computers.

Yesterday, I installed Windows 8 on a work computer and later in the day, my lock screen was using a photo that I use on only one of my other personal computers. I NEVER uploaded anything to "the clowd". Never uploaded the photo to the "sky drive". NEVER sync'd my computer with anything. Yet my work computer grabbed the photo from my home computer.

The other annoying thing is that after installing Windows 8 on a work computer, my home computer suddenly had Bing as the default page, when I had specified another. It appears this 2nd Express install, changed the behavior of my home computer. I'm 100% sure it did.

The reason seems to be only because I used the same MicroSoft email address (account).


1) Is there any way to use Facebook, on a Windows 8 computer, without being forced to tie it to a MicroSoft account. Something tells me that if I post on Facebook, Microsoft can and will grab that info and spew it to wherever they like.

2) Is there any way to stop (or disable) MicroSoft from uploading, grabbing, using ANYTHING on my computer, unl... Read more

A:Is there any way to turn off the big-brother mode?

What you want is called a local account. To change your m$ account to a local account: go to settings on the c-bar, then click on More Pc Settings, go to the Users tab, now on the right hand side under your user account it should have an option called Switch to Local Account. Follow the instructions and it will sign you out and change your account type.

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Another alternative is to keep using an m$ account but change its Sync Your Settings options to off. Sync Your Settings is on the more pc settings menu under User way down at the bottom. You can change it to completely off. Or you can specify some settings to sync and some to not. I personally use a local account so I haven't tried this out.

Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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I am setting up my new windows 7 computer. I have Kodak Easy Share software for my camera and have used it for years. It will not work on this computer. It says that the Microsoft XML parser is missing. How can I fix this???

I followed the video that was posted, but it didn't help with this problem.

Thank you for the answer in advance...

A:turn off compatibility mode

Is this a 64 bit system by chance? Have you tried the latest version of Easy Share?

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I'm using W 7 and in IE8 at the bottom of the screen it says protected mode off.
I double click it and am taken the to the control box and protected mode is checked.
So how do I get past this little problem?

A:Can't turn on Protected mode in IE8

Hello Hugger, Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum

I am not sure, but you could try this:
Open Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options,Advanced,Reset
Probably you want to wait before doing this, maybe someone else here has a better solution.

Best regards,


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My Acer ES1-521 has had a problem for the past week.  Wifi does not work because airplane mode is turned on and it can't turn off.  It is running Windows 10.  I've tried:1. turning it off using control panel / network & internet / airplane mode / switch off.  (The switch keeps moving back to the 'on' position)2. Pressing "Fn" and "F3" (which has the antenna wifi symbol) simultaneously.3. Looking for a manual wifi switch which is sometimes on laptops - but this laptop does not have one. I'm out of ideas!  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:ES1-521 Airplane mode won't turn off.

Do you have a USB cable going to a UPS battery backup?If you do, unplug it.Try he fixes here: If that doesn't work, try unpluging that laptop, turn it over and find the tiny pin hole for resetting the battery, press gently into the hole with a paperclip  until you feel a faint click and hold it for 5 seconds.

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My Acer ES1-521 has had a p rpoblem for the past week.  Wifi does not work because airplane mode is turned on and it can't turn off.  It is running Windows 10.  I've tried:1. turning it off using control panel / network & internet / airplane mode / switch off.  (The switch keeps moving back to the 'on' position)2. Pressing "Fn" and "F3" (which has the antenna wifi symbol) simultaneously.3. Looking for a manual wifi switch which is sometimes on laptops - but this laptop does not have one. I'm out of ideas!  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:ES1-521 Airplane mode won't turn off.

Double post

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Nowadays, wireless router is a basic device at home because wireless access point (AP) is required. Sometime, a wireless repeater is also needed in a big house especially that with a big yard. Actually, without wireless router, only a Windows 7 laptop can be turned into a WiFi hotpot or a wireless repeater. Many discussions can be found online regarding how to turn Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi AP or virtual WIFI hotpot, however, the internet surfing is based on a local area connection. If wanna extend a WIFI signal to an enhanced new wireless AP, generally two wireless adapters are considered.

Here, differently, with only one wireless adapter but without 3rd-party software, we can setup a wireless repeater in a Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium laptop with only one wireless adapter. This can boost the wireless signal to smartphones, tablet computers, or other wireless devices. Also, the mobility and flexibility allow extending the signal to a yard or a garage conveniently as you want.

It is known that a virtual wireless adapter can be created with a third party software or only Windows 7 built-in commands. But in Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium, usually the virtual wireless adapter cannot be created or a hosted network cannot be started. I found a specific approach to clear the issues.

We can follow the steps (successful setup in my two Windows 7 Home laptops),

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and th... Read more

A:Turn Windows 7 Laptop into Wireless Repeater with One Wireless Adapter

This method is available for starting soft AP of Windows 7 Home Premium laptop when set up repeater, some third party softwares or methods can create soft AP for Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate only.

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I want to discontinue use of McAfee (which came with the initial install) of my Windows 10 computer, and turn on Windows Defender.   I don't know where to start.

A:turn off mcafee and turn on defender in windows 10

Open the start menu. Select  "Control Panel". Select "Programs and Features". Find and select the McAfee program in the list then click "uninstall" at the top of the list. When it has finished uninstalling Windows Defender will activate itself.Go back to Control Panel again and select  "Security and Maintenance" . In the security drop down list it should say Windows Defender is turned on.

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im having a problem with my pc that i mostly used..heres the situation :
my pc is working fine suddenly 1 day it slows and slightly hanging so i restarted it after restart problem occurs it powers on(all running: fans,hdd,dvd rom,cpu fan)then after 2 seconds it goes off then i open the case and reseated all components(i know some basic troubleshooting) i tried to power on again and same things happen turn off after 2 seconds. i remove the gpu and connect my monitor to the onboard, so it starts finally and get me to "loading windows "then it go black screen, i restart it again by pressing the restart button and i boot trough enable vga mode by pressing f8.then it boots and it loads the windows and i can use it normally only on vga i downloaded the latest driver of my gpu's onboard and external.i uninstalled the drivers through vga mode then restart,again loading windows then black screen,restart againd and boot through vga mode install the updated drivers then reboot,loading windows then black screen with some pixelate flickering cursor on screen. (to make it short it only boots on enable vga mode..then i go replacing my psu with working from another pc and same thing then i reformat my pc and didnt installed any gpu including the onboard i disabled it..and its working fine with that..

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
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A:Pc turn on and immediately turn off after 2 seconds(with external gpu)

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Im having a problem getting on the internet ,everytime i try it says internet safe mode in the bottom right hand corner.I have windowsXP.I would be very greatful for any tips or suggestions.

A:How do i turn off internet safe mode

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How do i turn comp. in safe mode?THANKS

A:Do not know how to turn safe mode?

Windows2000 and XP, you can press the F8 key before it starts to boot and select Safe Mode.

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i have a thread going on my laptop problems already. However I'd like to be able to watch a movie while in safe mode with networking. The sound wont play while in safe mode. Is there a way to fix this until I'm able to fix my laptop?

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here's my problem, I Aam running XP Pro Sp3, tried to boot to safe mode using the F8 key, that failed, would not boot to safe more but normal windows was ok.

So I used the msconfig command hoping that selecting to safe mode there in the boot.ini would force it to boot to safe mode.

Well that didn't work and now I can not get into the system to change the boot.ini file.

I have a 3rd party boot disk that I can get into the computer, and no sure where to go from here. I read about the bootcfg command, but cannot figure out how to use it to change the boot.ini to uncheck the safe mode.


A:how to turn off safe mode using bootcfg

Welcome to TSF!

You'll have to manually edit the boot.ini file.
See post 3 in this thread:
XP Safe mode loop (MSCONFIG)

You can use your disk if it lets you edit text files, or a Vista RE disk can be downloaded from one of these links:
Vista Recovery Environment CD
64 bit Vista
32 bit Vista
Windows 7 from here:
Recovery Environment CD

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Short and sweet, they don't work unless I do it manually, and the sleep mode is known to randomly jump awake at times too.

Anybody else have this problem or know of something I have to turn on/off for it to work?

A:sleep mode / screen turn off

I found a problem like this after installing service pack 1. My problem was fixed after I updated my bios.

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Hello, Suddenly today, my WiFi connection won't work. The computer is in Airplane mode and won't turn off. I tried: -- Lenovo updates, which included flashing the BIOS to the latest verison-- Reinstalling the wireless drivers-- I installed some other updates, like ThinkPad settings dependency.  This is a machine that had Windows 7 initially, now upgraded to Windows 10. The WiFi adapter was often needing to be reset prior to this happening. Is this a software thing or could it be a hardware failure? It works perfectly fine when connected with a cable.  Help. 

A:Won't turn off from Airplane Mode, Windows 10, T43...

Welcome, Andrew250
Probably, disabling airplane power mode might help, at least as a workaround. Do it by applying the registry key, then reboot laptop:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

From here:

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Hi! I just upgraded the U310 to Win10. The Battery Conservation mode was ON before the upgrade. After the upgrade it is still on. I installed the Lenovo Settings tool and tried to switched it off. After reboot all the options for Conservation have disappeared and it still won't charge above 59%. Please help, I'm stuck. WBR,Alex?  

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I have seen a couple other threads but none that match my specific situation.

I have a desktop computer with built in WiFi and Bluetooth. I have installed the latest drivers from the MFG website (ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula). The problem is that Airplane mode will not disable. When you click on it, it shows that you clicked on it, but immediately resets to "On" no matter what.

You will also notice that WiFi and Bluetooth are missing from the control panel.

I have made sure both devices are enabled at the BIOS level, however, due to Airplane mode being forced on, they do not even show up in the device manager (even under "show hidden").

I do not thing this is a BIOS/Driver issue; this appears to be a bug.

Does anyone know of a registry key, etc. that can disable Airplane mode?

A:[Desktop] Airplane Mode will not turn off.

I had this same problem Dell Win 10 laptop, I tried to install Arkuto outlook synch. Problem with my config, I had to disable port 413.
Uninstalled program lost all connectivity. ran diagnostics, fixed wifi for 1 minute, then airplane mode would return. Finally Fn PrtScrn did trick.
Hope this helps.

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Hey guys, I just got a laptop at the beginning of school and it is so screwed up I can only get it into safe mode, here is my hijackthis log. Thanks for the help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:45:50 PM, on 12/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Corey Tressler\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O... Read more

A:hijackthis log, cant even turn PC on w/out safe mode

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted.

Before we do anything else, please ensure that you have already patch your system against the recent WMF exploit. Please refer to my sig. No point we fix anything only for it to return tomorrow.

Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

* * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Download & install - CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)

Download & extract it to it's own folder - smitRem.exe

Download and install Ewido Security SuiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options",uncheck - Install background guard

Have Ewido update itself & then exit the program.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido

'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downlaoding.
It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order.

* * * * * * RESTART WINDOWS IN SAFE MODE * * * * * * * * * *

1. Restart your computer
2. After hearing your computer ... Read more

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I need help fixing this. Right when I turn on my computer, the LAN switch is on for maybe a minute, and if I'm quick, I can use the Internet for that minute. After that minute, however, the little light goes off. I clicked on diagnose why it can not find a connection, and the computer told me the LAN switch is turned off.
If I shut the computer off and restart it in Safe mode and networking, the light remains on and I can go on the Internet.
I have tried to see if perhaps it was some setting I messed with that resulted in that, but can not find any cause for the problem. It just happened out of the blue- one minute Facebook, the next, nothing.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

A:LAN will not turn on without computer in Safe mode

Have you tried going into device manager and see if the network adapter has any yellow shield/exclamation marks beside it?
If there is , right click on it select properties>remove then reboot the computer and windows will reinstall it.

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So basically can't use internet

I have an 8 years old Sony VAIO laptop and it was getting real slow lately, so I decided to buy an SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 250gb). Installed it yesterday and then installed Win 10 on it. Then I saw that net wasn't working so I restarted just in case.
Even after that, the net didn't worked so I went into settings and this is where I saw that the Airplane mode was on and I couldn't turn it off.
I have looked around the net for any solution but haven't found one. One guy said that on some laptops, if you install windows on battery without charging, this problem can occur. Now I tried reinstalling windows but now the laptop (or BIOS or whatever) wouldn't detect the bootable USB stick. So I'm stuck here too

Hope this was clear (writing in a hurry)

Any help is appreciated, thanks

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I've unchecked the boxes under "Exclusive Mode" in the "Advanced" tab of my sound card (it's the HDMI port of an ATI Radeon HD 2400, for the record) properties many times (it seems to be necessary for Windows Media Center to play live TV on my PC), but they're always checked again whenever I restart. Is there any way to keep them permanently unchecked?

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I just got a new computer and a new monitor. It happened couple times that after putting the computer to sleep mode, when I tried to turn on the computer again, the PC was on but the monitor was still off. When I turned off the monitor and then turned it back on, a message shown: "no signal". I had to turn off the pc and restart it, only then the monitor was on. My question is, is it a problem with the pc or the monitor? I would like to know because both are still eligible for return if there is any problems. Thanks!

A:Help: Monitor won't turn on after standby mode

The "no signal" indicates that the computer has not booted. The signal comes from the monitor itself, so it would appear that the monitor is fine.

Reliability of sleep modes with desktop computers is variable, as the mode was primarily designed for laptops. Its not uncommon for desktop computers to die in their sleep as yours appears to be doing. Just because the lights are on does not always mean the computer has rebooted, it sounds like it goes into a coma and stays there...

Usually its incompatible drivers or hardware, but if the computer works fine with a normal full shutdown, I would doubt that you will get far with a warranty claim. I avoid sleep modes (hibernation and standby) as virtually every system I have has (and thats upwards of 15) has shown some degree of instability, though laptops have been fine.

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Hello, yesterday my friend was trying to install amd overdrive at my computer and now i am getting this error: system_thread_exception_not_handled aoddriver2.sys
I cant even get in login page, it just restarts and keeps black screen, or shows error again and restart. I am using win8 or win8.1, not sure. I would rather delete this program via safe mode because i have files that i havent backup. But if i have to do something else i will, i just want the laptop to work again.

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Hello, I am using another PC to make this post, i tried to search on google and, and to make it brief, when i go to settings, and choose network, I do not have such an option of airplane mode and I do not have on my keyboard "Fn" key, but i do have a PrintScreen Key, but the wifi sign is not on it, so need help, thanks you in advance...

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Hi. I just bought a new Dell XPS 8700. The included GPU has an HDMI connection. So I plugged that in to my monitor and now my monitor won't go to sleep/amber colored light mode on shutdown. I have to manually shut off the monitor. Kind of stumped on what needs to be done to get it to go to sleep automatically on pc shutdown. The OS is Windows 8.1 if that helps. Thanks.

A:Monitor not going to sleep mode/Have manually turn it off


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I have bought a new Dell motherboard  (OCT103) for Dimension E521.
I have received the motherboard, screwed into computer and all works
very well. But....

The motherboard was delivered with activated manufacturing mode. Now I
have the problem, that the systems stays in manufacturing mode though I
have entered the new servicetag number already many times. I have booted
my computer many times but there is no chance to boot in normal mode.
There always is a message at end of boot, that "system is operating
in manufacturing mode. Press ALT+ F to operate in normal mode". Pressing
ALT+F at this moment deletes the servicetag in BIOS again and all
settings are reset. Is this normal way ?

On Dell homepage I found the information, that I have to boot into BIOS
setup and there press ALT+F in main setup to deactivate the
manufacturing mode. But when I press these buttons I got a beep, nothing

Please can you tell me how to deactivate this mode properly and permanent.

Thanks for an answer

A:Replacement Motherboard and cannot turn off manufacturing mode with ALT+F

I recently got a renewed machine (inspiron 660s) from dell.
The start-up screen always shows "manufacturing mode", even after I entered the service tag.
I tried many keys to try to switch back to normal mode but did not work out.
Finally, I pressed "Load Defaults" on the Exit Menu and then Exit BIOS setting.
Everything became normal then. A Dell Logo appeared on start-up. (Afterwards of course I can change any settings :)
Hope this help!!
Mario :D

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Hello guys. I have a 2-in-1 Laptop (see My System Specs) and I believe that it is not automatically turning into tablet mode when I remove it from the Keyboard Dock. Have any ideas why this is so?

Also, I don't know if this could be the cause of the problem:

Two keyboards and mice, which are exactly identical to each other (checked their driver version etc.)

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Is there a way to turn off the monitor when my Windows 8 PC goes into sleep/standby mode? Right now the monitor stays on with a "HDMI input" message bouncing around the screen.

A:Turn off monitor when Windows 8 is in sleep mode

Actually, what that's telling you is that your monitor thinks the input has been shut off, which most monitors would accept as a signal to put the monitor in sleep mode.

This may be a configuration setting in your monitors on screen controls. Or, your monitor may not work correctly with sleep mode with HDMI.

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I've been testing IE 11 Enterprise mode by setting it with GPO. I have the site list published, and I can verify that the local PC is picking up the latest version of the site list. I set website A to work in IE 9 Document mode (as the web site only works
in IE 9 with compatibility mode enabled).  Website A is in the site list published via IIS and GPO. When a user views the website, it does not work. If the user manually selects Enterprise mode, it works flawlessly. 
Should IE 11 Enterprise mode be enabled automatically for websites that are in the site list without having the user to turn it on?

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hover mode in Windows 10 is frustrating every suggestion we see we try but it won't turn off and it is infuriating if it opens everything all the time please help us we looked at all forums can't seem to get it solved any suggestions would be helpful.

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My computer keeps reseting and wont stop. It repeats the same thing over and over. First it pops up HP screen witch it does all the time. next it loads these files. The message says Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7600) 2 System Processors [4063 MB Memory] MultiProcessors Kernel The System is booting in safe mode.

A:Turn off safe mode and stop reseting.

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My desktop is running Window 7.
It is automated turn on when i put it in sleep mode about 2 hours.
Would someones please help me?
Thank you so much.

A:Windows automate turn on in sleep mode

Go to Start/Search and type in Task Scheduler. See if there are any tasks that scheduled to wake the computer.

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hello everybody
for few days I've facing this problem with my laptop
when I plug it in to charging I can turn it off easily
but in battery mode when I turn it off it still working in this step " Shutting down "
and doesn't shutdown until I make long press to power button

I'm so afraid that cause big problem in hardware

please help me ....

A:my laptop deosn't turn off in battery mode !!! :(``

Have you checked 'power options'?

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Hi all,

For about a year and a half now i have owned a htpc based on a DFI P55-T36 board.
Everything is running great and i'm very content ever since i switched to XBMC software etc. etc.

There's just one problem for me...
No matter what i do, Sleep mode will not work correctly with this machine.

Also...i have recently purchased a Ortek VRC-1100 remote which works very well with MCE and XBMC out of the box.
This remote has a power button which will send the keyboard command to put the machine to sleep (i believe its Win + S?).

Anyway, in both of these cases i would very much like to Shutdown the PC rather then use Sleep mode at all.

Is there any way to disable sleep mode entirely in Windows 7?

So whenever a sleep mode command is sent, the PC will simply shutdown?

A:Turn Sleep/Hibernate mode into Shutdown?

That would be in your Power managment settings you set it to NEVER it will not go to sleep or Hibernate


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Ok, this is so screwed up you just won't believe it.

I had a problem that I won't go into now but I got to the point where I decided the only recourse was to re-install XP. After the install, it told me I needed to register before I could log in. Ok, fine. So I hit OK and it crashes. I figured out that it would let me log in if I booted into safe mode. At some point I set msconfig to automatically boot into safe mode. Now when it boots into safe mode I get the message requireing me to register, but then I get a message saying I can't register when in safe mode. But until I log in, I can't set msconfig to boot normally. So I'm stuck. Where do I find the ini or whatever file that is booting it into safe mode?

A:How to turn off safe mode in a command prompt

well, if you can enter safe mode - go to run -> msconfig -> boot.ini -> and uncheck boot in safe mode.

You only need to activate windows, registring is optional.

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How are you?
I have a IE plugin. In this plugin, One function copys some music files from temp DIR to another DIR which is specified by user.
However, In vista, IE has a new feature--- Protected Mode. It prevents plugin from copying the files to the desired DIR in user's computer.

So Is there some way to turn Protected Mode off during the plugin installation process? or any other ways to turn it off by plugin
not by user?


A:How to turn Protected Mode in IE by plugin or installer

hi try double clicking on protected mode and configure from internet proprties

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I am trying to install Visual Studio Community onto my computer (Windows 7). However, when i tried to install it, it came up with this error:
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Any help is appreciated.

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Any time I restart my laptop and I go to performance settings power saving mode is turned on. If i set to high performance, then it doesn't recognizing it and turns power saving back again after restart. If i change advanced settings under power saving mode and set everything to high performance, then it saves the settings, but there are no changes in use. Youtube lags when scrolling or when watching videos. What is the problem? Anyone had similar problems?
My laptop has i7 intel 2,2 ghz, 8gb ddr4 ram and 256gb ssd. Windows was installed a month a go.

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Hello, I have a Horizon 2s that I just upgraded to Windows 10 a few days ago. Again, it was an upgrade, keeping all files and programs, not a clean install. I downloaded all the Win10 drivers from Lenovo's support page and all devices appeared set up properly in the Device Manager. The issue I'm having is that ever since the upgrade I have the following conditions:The Airplane Mode is ON and I'm not able to disable it via the Action Center or the Airplone Mode switch under 'Network & Internet' in Settings. Under that same 'Network & Internet' there's no other switch under the Airplane Mode switch (usually a Wi-Fi switch is there) which I think means the Airplane Mode is ON.The Wi-Fi icon in the Action Center is grayed out but, even though the Airplone Mode shows as on, I am able to connect to Wi-Fi without any problem. I'm unable to turn the Wi-Fi off since the icon is grayed out. The Wi-Fi network adapter has a weird name 'Wi-Fi 4'.The Bluetooth seems to work and the icon is ON in the Action Center. I'm unable to turn it off though.NFC should be working. Don't have anything to test it with. Has anyone had this issue when upgrading to Windows 10 on one of these? Or, conversely, has anyone upgraded and NOT have any such issues? If so, did you also do an 'upgrade', or a clean install? I updated the Wi-Fi drivers since to the latest drivers under Microsoft's Update Catalog website. I've read many cases of similar issues with machin... Read more

A:Horizon 2s Airplane Mode won't turn off after upgr...

I noticed the same issues that you mention when I upgraded to Wndows 10 some months ago.  I believe there is a earlier thread here also.  As long as it has not affected my WiFi, I ignore it.

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I have windows XP Home installed.My video display is Nividia Geoforce 6800 GT. After about 15 minutes of screen saver my pc goes into a sort of sleep mode which it can't wake from. I have to shut down the computer with the power switch on the back and reboot. This happens even when I turn off all the power saving modes.

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How are you?
I have a IE plugin. In this plugin, One function copys some music files from temp DIR to another DIR which is specified by user.
However, In vista, IE has a new feature--- Protected Mode. It prevents plugin from copying the files to the desired DIR in user's computer.

So Is there some way to turn Protected Mode off during the plugin installation process? or any other ways to turn it off by plugin
not by user?


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My computer had some malware problems, trying to get rid of it turned on safe mode using msconfig, but the computer wouldn't even start in safe mode, and i couldn't get it to run normally again.
I tried reinstalling everything with the discs, and it was working, but it now needs to setup windows again, which it cannot do in safemode.
I can not access any other menu besides the setup and boot menus.
any way i can turn off safe mode from these?

A:Turn off safe mode from setup menu?

Hello pm012984

Are you using a full XP installation CD?
If so can you access the Recovery Console?

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered (Press R to start the Recovery Console), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually 1).

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
bootcfg /list (there is a space before / )

The screen will show something like ?fastdetect /noexecute=optin ?
Copy this information down as you will need it later

Type command
bootcfg /rebuild (there is a space before / )

Results of bootcfg /rebuild: Total identified Windows installs:
[1] C:\WINDOWS (Select the correct installation to Repair)
Add installation to boot list:

Enter Load Identifier:
Microsoft Windows XP Home (or Professional)

Enter OS Load options:
Type what you copied above
For example
fastdetect /NoExecute=Optin (there is a space before /)

ENTER to quit Recovery Console.

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The keyboard of my laptop was broken so I cannot use "Fn" key to switch on the laptop's wifi adapter.
I am sure airplane mode has turn off my wifi because there is no light.
I tried to use "fn" of osk but that didn't help..
The last time also happened to me last year, but that time my keyboard still functioning so I able to solve that problem.
But now my keyboard not working, is there any shortcut/application/bat/vbs method to turn on without using keyboard?

@Brink /admin I need to private message you but I cannot see the "PM button" at your profile.
Can you send a private message to me or add my skype (decomodo90) ?

A:After turn off and on airplane mode, wifi had been disable

Hello Decomodo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Turning on Airplane Mode would indeed also include turning off WiFi.

If you like, the shortcut below may help make it easier for you to turn on/off Airplane Mode.

In addition:

Airplane Mode - Turn On or Off in Windows 8Wi-Fi - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I'm currently using a windows 7 computer and am having trouble accessing system restore. As I start up the computer normally, I make it past the login screen to the main screen, and it freezes after a few seconds each time. Going on safe mode instead, I went to system restore only to find that is was turned off as well my network connections. If anyone here can let me know how to turn it back on, it'd be much appreciated.

A:Can I turn system restore on, on safe mode?

Hello and welcome C pull up safe mode and run a scannow for for starters -

Start > type in cmd > right click on Run as admin >OK > type in the black and white screen sfc /scannow and hit Enter and yes that is a space between sfc and /scannow and see what comes up with the scan.

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I have a problem with my desktop computer. I turn the desktop on and my monitor button turns orange instead of green and says in sleep mode press any key. I hit any key and nothing happens. I've made sure the cords for the monitor are pulled into the desktop but still have same problem. Now I unplugged the monitor cord from the desktop and it has another message that pops on the screen I forget what it said it was green and red. But when I plug the monitor back into the computer it goes back to blank screen. Does anyone know whats wrong? If so can I fix it? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Turn on computer but monitor says sleep mode

Is this in the wrong area?

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When i leave my computer on and it switches to standby mode after i left it for a while it wont turn back on the fans are off and wont switch on and the power led just blinks and the only way i can get it to resume is to switch off the power supply and turn it back on

help would be appreciated, thanks

A:after standby mode my computer wont turn on

Have you pressed the power switch in the Front of the Case? Then go into Control Panel/Power Options/Choose what the Power Buttons do on the left side.

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Hi there, I have a Windows Vista Home edition and for the past two or three days now, it hasn't been turning on past a black screen saying it's in Power Save mode and to press any key on the keyboard or move the mouse. Well, do either or wouldn't work,so I figured there would be something wrong with the keyboard and/or mouse. So I bought a new one of each and it turned on after connecting the new keyboard. Then I turned it off for the night and in the morning, it wouldn't work again. (ps, I tried unplugging, etc, the whole she-bang). So now I'm sad. I.T.'s told me there's something wrong with it, well, no kidding, right. But, I have all my school work and a million pictures that I haven't backed up, and I don't wanna lose them.

So, I guess my question is, is there any suspicions as to what could be the problem? Also, I was told that I wouldn't entirely have to lose my pictures and stuff if I just remove that drive and put it in a new system thingamagig. Sorry, not good with computers. But yeah. Help?

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Dear Friends:
My harddrive on my HP Pavilion dv5000 failed. I purchased and installed a new hard drive and got the recovery CDs from HP. I loaded the CD so the computer would boot off the
CD. When I booted, after the computer indicated it was doing Windows setup I got a darkblue screen and message that my BIOS is not fully ACPI compliant. I was to update the BIOS or disable the ACPI mode. To disable ACPI, the screen said to push F7 during text mode when prompted to install storage drivers. I have no idea how to do any of this (i.e. text mode, install storage drivers, etc). Can someone help? Thank you.

A:Solved: Turn off ACPI mode to re-install XP

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i have windows 10 pro on my pc and visual studio 2013 installed on it.when i start visual studio setup to modify features i face with this error: "Windows Program Compatibility mode is on.turn it off and try setup again."
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My computer keeps reseting and wont stop. It repeats the same thing over and over. First it pops up HP screen witch it does all the time. next it loads these files. The message says Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7600) 2 System Processors [4063 MB Memory] MultiProcessors Kernel The System is booting in safe mode.

A:Turn off safe mode and stop reseting.

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue here.

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Tells me no wireless and to turn it on. It won't. I have blue tooth but not wireless I have tried all dilutions on my computer. I have to use phone so can't down load anything from websites? Help me please?

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We have a fairly new Asus laptop and for some reason we can't get the wireless to turn on any more.

It has a Function button method to turn it on and off and any time you use this button it shows the WLAN simple with a red line through it. No matter how many times you press it it does the same thing.

I've tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling, ran a security update for the drivers. When I go into the wireless connection and try and turn it on it shows that it has a signal (not sure what to) but a red X next to the connection in windows 7. I can't actually see any wireless signals so I'm kind of at a loss.

A hard connection works fine and I tried rolling back to a previous version in case it was an update but that didn't help. The wife thinks the cat stepped on the keyboard and that's the only thing I can think of. Is that there is some keyboard command I need to do to turn it back on. There is no hard switch.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Wireless won't turn on

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I have a Compaq Presario C70EM , it was originally Vista and had reformatted it to Xp proffesional. For some reason my wireless would not turn on , after abit of googling i think i have a missing driver , couldnt locate it in driver diagnostics although there is an "unknown device". I have tried various driver detective software to try and find this driver, but to no avail. If someone could help me sort this , wud be grateful.


A:Wireless Does not turn on..Help!

Only HP/Compaq have the correct drivers for HP/Compaq computers & laptops, but they might not have XP drivers for your model if XP was not pre-installed on it at the factory.
If they don't have XP drivers for that model, you will have to re-install Vista.

Go here & select appropriate country at top right of page: Compaq - Support for Presario notebooks and desktops.

Re-check your model number as Presario C70EM is not listed.

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i gave someone my siemens fujitsu amilo laptop to try and speed it up, and he said he just took some of the antivirus stuff off. but now the function key (fn) wont work at all. this means i cant get my wireless to work as this is turned on with fn + f1!! i cant find any way to get this key to work, OR turn my wireless capability on any other way!

A:cant turn on wireless!!

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Hey folks. I'm using an Acer Aspire 5735 on Vista home premium. I accidentally disconnected my wireless today and since then I can't turn it back on. I've tried the following to no avail:

Pressing the wireless button (seems to be broken)Going into network settings and trying to disable and re-enable the network adapter in settings but this freezes my computer for some reason.Setting up a new network but it seems like my wireless is completely turned off.

I'm at a loss as to why it's stopped working.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated guys

A:Wireless won't turn on

odd. Very odd.

I would go to the device manager and try to uninstall it. Then readd it using the scan for new hardware changes.

How did you accidently turn it off? Might help figuring out how to fix it.

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gateway notebook
winxp sp2
Intel PRO/Wireless (Calexico II) - WM3B2200BGMW2

the wireless was working intermittenely for a while and then stopped turning on.

I press Fn + F2 and the little blue light won't come on anymore.

I looked in the control panel and clicked the broadcom wireless utility and it says "no adapters"

I tried installing the intel porset driver but it crashed on startup. I had to startup in safe mode and uninstall the driver to get it to start up again.

so . . . what next?

A:how can I get the wireless to turn on?

What appears in Device Manager under Network adapters? If the Intel wireless card isn't there, that's the first thing to fix. Does it perhaps appear with a yellow ? or ! under other devices? That would indicate a driver issue.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I must of turn off the wireless connection on my HP Envy 17t laptop. How do I turn in back on? 

A:how do I turn on wireless

mikiejo Checking the HP product page for your laptop, it does not show it coming with MacOS preinstalled -- so this is something you must have done yourself. The problem is most likely the lack of HP WiFi drivers for MacOS. HP only provides drivers and support for OS versions that come with the laptop. IF you replaced the OS version originally on the PC with MacOS, that was a bad decision on your part.  

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My laptop with Presario 3000 windows xp. The wirless button willnot turn on. I press on it to click on so I can go wireless but the blue light that would indicate that the wireless is on will not turn on.

A:Wireless won't turn on

Four possibilities come to mind ...

a. The switch is broken.
b. Somehow the wireless became disabled in the BIOS (Setup). Check it.
c. The adapter is loose or not making good contact. With laptop unplugged and battery removed, remove the bottom cover over the adapter, remove the adapter, and carefully and firmly reinsert it.
d. The adapter or the portion of the motherboard to which it connects is defective.

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After some house cleaning (Cleaning out temp files, ran CCleaner's registry clean, tweaking some services, updating some drivers and deleting an unused dual-boot partition) I ran into BSODs on boot. Repair, and restore points didn't help. Ended up fixing my boot problem through BCDEDIT.exe, deleted the entries then going back to a previous restore point a few hours old.

Now that my system is up and running again I can't seem to get Wireless enabled. No wireless networks are shown.
Here's a list of things I've gone through.
-Windows Network Diagnostics says to Turn on wireless capability, fails to fix it.
-Enabled in device manager and Network adapters
-Wireless is enabled in BIOS
-Wireless switch on laptop is on
-Deleted device and drivers. Reinstalled device with latest drivers.
-Checked services, WLAN AutoConfig is running
-Windows Mobility Center's "Turn Wireless On" is greyed out
-Wireless Card is shown in ipconfig, auto configuration is enabled, state shown as Media disconnected

Is there any other services I should check to make sure they are running?
Any registry entries that can be checked?

A:Cannot turn Wireless On

So found out my problem. HP has a setting in the BIOS for LAN/WLAN Switching, it will disable the wireless card and not alert you to that fact, if it finds a wired connection (working or not).

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I have a laptop from a friend who contactd Dell about an issue. The person at Dell told him to use msconfig to set safe mode minimal.

During further discussioin with the Dell rep, he told my friend he needed to do a factory restore. I've done that for my friend, not realizing he had set the flag for Safe Mode boot in MSConfig, and now the restore can't finish because it keeps trying to boot into safe mode.

Is there a way to turn this off in the command prompt. I can get to the Startup Tools of windows 7 with CTRL+F11.

Any help on this is greatly appreciated. I can also get into the system files with linux to edit if needed. I just don't know what to do.


A:Turn off Safe Mode boot from Command Line?

Hi bmcgonag,

Follow the steps listed in the following tutorial (Option 3: Using BCDEDIT Command in a Command Prompt; serial number 6) Safe Mode. This is likely to help you get the notebook started in Windows normal mode.

Hope this helps. Do reply if you have any further questions. I would be glad to assist.

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Unsure as to whether to post this here or in the hardware section, but since this might be a software problem I figured I'd try here first.

I have a Dell l702x which has an SSD for the OS and some programs and a normal HDD for generic storage needs.
A few months ago a strange and annoying problem started occurring, in that whenever I put the laptop into sleep mode, either by closing the lid or by choosing it from the start menu, 9 times out of 10 it will begin going into sleep mode, the screen will go black/turn off etc. but the mechanical storage HDD will not spin down and turn off, locking the laptop into this neither on nor off limbo state. When this happens the only things I can do are: hold the power button to force shut down, remove the battery, or let the battery run dry. The next time I power the laptop on I'll be greeted with the "you didn't turn your computer off properly" screen.

I figured this was a problem with the HDD itself, as it was a few years old and was giving me other warning signs that it was on the way out (such as labored clicking and grinding noises when made to do extensive data transfers). So, I saved a bit of money, bought a new HDD (even a different manufacturer to the original, a Western Digital instead of seagate) copied my data to it, installed it, only to discover that the problem STILL exists, sleep mode is still unusable to me.

I can imagine that reinstalling windows will probably solve my issue, however since it&... Read more

A:Laptop's sleep mode does not turn off hard drive

go to the Dell support site and complete an online diagnostic, then check for driver / bios updates for your laptop.

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I want to turn on and off Airplane mode through powershell script, any way for this?
I know that there are some exe files that can be used, but still I want to do this from powershell script.

A:How to Turn On/Off Airplane mode in windows through powershell script

According to your description, I would like to share the link with you:
Airplane Mode On or Off Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8
If you want to the detail of the script, I suggest to post the question on Script Center forum for further help.
Script Center forum:
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The computer has 2 750gb hard drives in it but I noticed it was awful slow for a dual quad core computer with win 7 64 bit and 16gb of ram so I checked in the bios and I don't really see a way to turn it completely off unless the hard drives are reformatted in some way. If someone is familiar with this problem please help. I have disconnected one drive and re-installed windows on the other for now.

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You can't just take drives that have a RAID array on them and expect them to work when you turn RAID off. You'll need to re-format.

Anyway, the Dell BIOS has an option for HDD mode, it's in there.

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I put my laptop on sleep mode. I later then try to on it . However, it has no reaction. I tried to power off it by holding onto the Power button, but it couldnt off.I then took the batt off, the power button is off, i then try to on it again. But it does not work. Though the adapter is working.( lights seen) . I could not on it. I tried the method given on youtube . Still not working. Any advice can you give me ?

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Send me via email will be good too

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since I have updated my dell laptop an inspiron 15 3000series to windows ten I cannot turn off airplane mode and thus cannot turn my wifi on. I have tried everything I found on the net from device manager to command prompt downloading new drivers and yet also to simple stuff like pressing the PrtScr key. I am desperate, I am an international student n the only way I can call my parents for free is via the net(i.e wifi) but it is not working. Please help me in anyway.

A:Cannot turn wifi on and airplane mode remains on, please help urgent

Go to settings>Network and internet>airplane mode>off

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Currently using Safe Mode + Network connections on a Vista 32bit, Just curious as to whether you can turn audio on somehow? :)

Merry Christmas!

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Seeking a solution to the problem with this:
DVD drive is powered off, Lenovo X230, Windows 8.1 64 bit
and found that in the safe mode (minimal), the problem does not exist.
For trouble I decided to try other options of safe boot to have further information.
After restarting in safe mode "?ctive difrectory repair"', I can not turn back to Normal Startup.
I see only pure blue screen with only one button with restart and shut down, there no any key on the keyboard who work, left click not working too. And I can not access to msconfig and startup manager to change this setting.

But I have a bootable disk and I can edit registry but I do not know what do I have to do to get back Normal startup.
Please, help me! Thank you all in advance!
Excuse me for my english.

A:After Safe mode I can not turn back Normal Startup

With your boot disk you get it to boot normally ?

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

If so see picture:

Post back with results please.

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Everytime I start playing league of legends, game window is displaced beyond display, I have to use WinSpy everytime to get it to right position, because of other reasons I have to play it in borderless mode

Anyone has any idea how to make it start in right position?
Or in other words, is there something in registry that saves window position? and how do I get to that?

A:Game in borderless mode is displaced every time i turn it on

Hi, i am having this same problem, i thought it was due to a recent patch they launch it a couple of weeks ago, but they ignore the problem and i started searching for problems related to the Graphic card, although i think it is their fault.

NOTE: I use Dual Screen, and since i was having problems with this i was using FULL SCREEN option, and when the game launches the rest of my background applications runing maximized go offscreen as well, or a bit to the left the same width the game itself. What program do you use? WinSpy? gonna check it out, but prefer to resolve the problem by the root and not with other programs :S

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