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Wifi drops - have to disable then re-enable to connect

Q: Wifi drops - have to disable then re-enable to connect

If my computer is not right next to the router and is idle for a while, the wifi connection drops. I have to "Open Network & Sharing Center", "Change adapter settings", disable and re-enable to reconnect. It's not a router issue since all other devices connect just fine.

A: Wifi drops - have to disable then re-enable to connect

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to see if unchecking the 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' box on the Power Management tab for the wireless card in the device manager, resolves the problem.

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Let me start by explaining what led to my problem.

I work for an electric utility, and we issue Panasonic Toughbook laptops to our linemen containing our mobile mapping and AVL (Automatic Vehicle Locating) software. They are all running Windows XP Professional SP3. Our AVL software requires an internet and VPN connection to our AVL server at the office (we currently use Verizon Air Cards and the Cisco VPN client to achieve this). Since implementing this, we have found that Cisco VPN and the Verizon Air Cards do not work well when the wifi network adapters are turned on (or enabled). When they are turned off (disabled) everything works nicely. We can't just disable the wifi NIC's and call it good either because our user's need the faster wifi connections to perform database syncs in the mornings (via hotspots inside each garage bay). Once they are all synced up and out of range of our wireless network, the wifi NIC's are no longer needed. Since the wifi NIC's and Air Cards don't get along, we have been having our users turn the NIC's off using a hardware switch on the Toughbooks cassis. However, some of our older models (CF-29's to be exact) do not have these hardware switches. Our solution was to create two batch files and place them on the users' desktops; one that turns the wifi NIC on, and one that turns it off.

This brings you up to my current problem...

Our user?s logon to a non-admin account and because of this, they do no... Read more

A:Problem allowing Enable/Disable WiFi Adapter with Non-Admin Account

I take it that's a "no"?

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I hope the title made a little sense.

We currently have 5 - 20 laptops on location depending on the day. There are around 10 signals in the area including our two, which isn't insane considering 15+ signals in an apt building isn't unusual and rarely causes conflict. This is in a two story office building with ours on the top floor. Directly below us is a restaurant which I assume some of their appliances mess with our signal. Regardless of that, we still have great signal strength. We have two routers in the office to help ensure signal strength and two SSIDs (for the swapping mentioned below).

A random number laptops at random times of the day will lose connection to our signals. Which laptop, when, how many laptops, and which SSID is not consistent. There is nothing wrong on the WiFi icon or an ipconfig [/all] and others will still be working on the network just fine. You can then swap to the other SSID, which could at the current time have users working on it and users with it broken, and your internet works. I've tried to find some sort of pattern behind this. Time, brand, model (laptop and WiFi card), nothing leads to a pattern. No where in our office is the signal weak.

Sometimes we do remote conferences/presentation from our location and it looks quite bad when the laptop presenting the remote session randomly drops in the middle of it, so it's becoming quite an issue there. It of course is a nuisance regardless of what people are using the internet for. Any sugges... Read more

A:Internet drops from working wifi, will connect to 2nd SSID on same LAN

Quote: Originally Posted by tanwedar

Edit: I forgot to mention that both routers are simply APs connected to the main firewall which does dhcp etc.

Just to clarify some terminology...

APs (i.e. "access points") are more often referred to "wireless access points", i.e. WAPs.

They are not in fact "routers". They are simply "wireless access points", which provide secondary wireless networks (i.e. SSID's) at remote distant locations away from the primary router, through a wired connection to the true primary wired router. This solution is commonly used when the wireless network available from the true primary router just can't reach the remote location dependably because of walls, distance or other radio frequency interference in the neighborhood.

Any device connecting (either wireless, or even wired if the WAP also provides some wired connectors as part of its "wired/wireless switch" technology) through these secondary wireless networks is actually passed on through by the AP to the primary router, where true network connected device management and DHCP occurs. Devices connecting to the WAP (either wired or wireless, doesn't matter) all appear as "wired connected devices" back on the primary router. This is because the WAP really is a "wired multi-port switch" from the perspective of the primary router, and any device connected through a wired switch will app... Read more

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each time i have to disable/enable IPV4 to connect to the internet. I am using ZTE adsl modem which is always connected to internet and connected to my computers using ethernet cable. in my windows xp/ linux installations i just plug ethernet cable in and it automatically connects to the internet but in my newly installed win7 x64 ultim8 i always need to go to connection properties and disable and then enable TCP/IPV4 protocol. only then it connects.... is there any fix so that win 7 automatically detects internet connection as soon as i plug in ethernet adapter.

A:each time i have to disable/enable IPV4 to connect to the internet

Have you contacted ZTE to get support? Maybe there's something you need to install to get Windows 7 working?

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Every time I connect to my ethernet, windows 7 will NOT disable the wifi. Is it a driver issue or what?

A:Disable Wifi when connect via ethernet in windows 7

I don't think it's a driver issue, but just how windows works. Every laptop I've had does that.

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I upgraded my friends HP laptop to Windows 10. The issue now is I can't enable Wifi. The card is recognized correctly in Device manager and no issues is found with it. It looks like it is fine. However in the Network Settings WLAN is set to "Off" and when I try to turn it on it always jumps right back to off. eg. I can't enable it.

HP is now help as they clearly state any laptop bought prior to specific date in 2013 will not get any driver updates from their side for windows 10. (Guys, never buy HP again please...). And updating through device manager only tells me it's the newest driver available.

The Wifi card i Broadcom 4313GN card. I searched for win 10 drivers but did not find anything.They only offer linux drivers on their homepage...

So can anyone either provide a solution to the issue or link to a win 1' driver for this wifi card?

A:Dreaded Win10 WiFi Issue: Can't enable WiFi after Upgrade

I had a similar issue were I was stuck in Aeroplane mode on a cleanly installed W10. Turned out I had to uninstall it from the HID's in Device manager. It's worth checking that he's not stuck in it too. Search for drivers in Windows 7, from the HP website and you'll most likely resolve the issue.

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i had it working fine up until i decided to install a new harddrive on my xp pro machine. but to the point, when i connect to the 3g card its fine, but if i try to enable the lan at the same time it disconnects my 3g card.

my problem isnt how to network two computers, its how to get lan and a usb modem working simultaneously.

i have tried to enable ics, then reboot. same results. if i can get the lan to stay on while the 3g card is on i have the rest whooped.
it is some kind of setting somewhere. maybe i need to install windows 2003 server or something like that. i dunno

A:3g network card drops when i enable lan and vice versa...

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My laptop is Sony VAIO sve 1711 q1eb my adaptor atheros ar 9485. the drivers are reinstalled normally , the wireless service is enabled , the adaptor is enabled but I can't see any available networks (my router is OK I checked it ) and when I go to mobility centre the turn on wireless button is grayed out and my laptop doesn't have any physical WiFi button or any shortcut
And I am sure I did not install any programmes or something

A:cant enable wifi. turn on wifi button grayed out

Was it working before? When did this problem start?

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About a week ago, our cable internet connection went out. Before I had a chance to reboot the modem & router, my 11 year old decided to completely reset the router to factory settings! Ugh! This caused several issues: my home network is now gone, only a unsecured factory network is available. When I try to plug my laptop into the router via ethernet cord (in order to login to router and setup secure network) my computer will not recognize the router and won't connect to internet. I tried troubleshooting with my cable provider and they say it's in my computer (IP address will not reset) and he recommended I replace my network card. However, today when I brought my laptop to work, it will instantly recognize the wifi at work. So is it really my network card that is causing issues? Please help, I'm desperate and not tech too tech savvy!

Linksys wireless router
Charter cable modem
Hp pavillion dv6 laptop with Windows Vista OS

A:Laptop won't connect to home wifi but will connect to work wifi

Did you figure this out?

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This is a very weird problem. Starting from three days ago my laptop's wifi capabilities dropped suddenly. I hadn't dropped it or installed anything that could have caused it. I could get no WiFi unless I was in the same room as the router. Meanwhile my phone could get WiFi same as before all around the house.

I tried a system restore, updating everything and things like that. Today I noticed that the WiFi icon would show two bars just as the lid is opened but quickly changes to no signal. I figured out that if I angle the lid below 45 degrees and just before the display turns off, I get great signal strength just as I used to!

Now it is very inconvenient to use the laptop like that which is why I am typing this from my phone. Can you guys help me please I really needed to fill out lots of forms from that machine. Thanks in advance.

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Hi all,

Got a bit of a weird issue here. I've owned my WAG54GX2 for about... 2 years maybe, and I've got no complaints all round. My usage hasnt changed nor any settings within this period.

However... Over the last week, for some reason the WiFi Connection gets destroyed. I've only seen it once at the point where the Wifi Light goes out (something i've never seen before) - but generally the 2 WiFi conencted PC's fail to keep the connection, they drop out, and fail to get an IP, and when they do manage to get 'on' the connection is terrible. In the mean time, I run wired on 2 boxes that have no noticeable issues at all. Its like the WiFi just gets totally jammed up.

I've tried my hardest to establish what has changed, what is new, whats different at night, and theres just nothing.

Turning off the router and back on seems to have no effect either.

I've attached some logs, I dont know what 99% of it means. But thought maybe someone here could shed some info by translating them.

the Anisdktool seems to be started a lot? normal?

and wns msg tcvd: no idea what thats all about?

ring full looks a bit "** alerting***" but no idea what this is telling me either.

This is super frustrating any insight would be great.

A:Wifi Drops at the end of a day

Does it happen more or less at the same tim every night?
What type of security do you have on it?

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I am using Nero Rom burn and Nero Vision Express.

I heard in burning dvds one should enable DMA on your computer ?

Why is this and what does this do ?

How do I enable/disable DMA on Windows Xp ?


A:Enable and Disable DMA on Win. Xp

This article has some decent info -> DMA reverts to PIO | Windows Problem Solver

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I always get a message, probably after 2 weeks, telling me that If you would like your computer plugged in for more than 2 weeks... And then it recommends me to enable "Desktop mode" but I don't really understand what it does.

So, which better? Enable or Disable it?


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Hi Guys

Please let me know how to disable DEP temporarily in Windows 8:
I tried the below but did not work:

C:\bcdedit /set {current} nx Always Off

Then I would like to set it back to normal:

C:\bcdedit /set {current} nx OptOut

When I try, the following message appears:
"An error has occurred setting the element data. The value is protected by secure boot policy and can not be modified or deleted".

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Hi Everyone,
Have an annoying problem.When i turn my computor on, to use the net i have to first disable then enable to get to my home page i use, my router shows a permenant connection, and i have no problem useing the net once i have completed this process. I use windows xp professional and have all the latest updates from microsoft. I also am unable to turn on my system firewall although im advised that my router has its own firewall and im quite safe. Anyone got any idea's

Regards Andi

A:Disable Enable

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Can anyone please tell how to enable/disable the

1.USB port

2.CD/DVD Drive

in the Windows. i have win Xp SP3 installed on my system.


A:Enable/disable USB

You could probably disable them using Hardware profiles but probably not what you want.

My other suggestion.
Remove the IDE cable from the motherboard for the cdrom.

As for the USB.

And another option.

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Hi All,

Can anyone let me know how to Enable/Disable USB port in Registry ?

Waiting for your reply.


A:How to Enable Disable USB in Win XP

Hi Sivags,
I looked through all my registry stuff and found nothing. But........I do recall that there is s search function in the regedit under the Edit tab I think. You might be able to search for USB and find exactly what your are looking for.

Not much help, but it might pay off.

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I recently purchased a LG Optimus P500h with Android 2.2. I have a problem with its wifi. At home I have Dlink router DIR-825. My laptop and desktop are working good on this network. But this phone keeps dropping the connection, and starts scaning again and again for no reason. The phone can see the wifi, and is able to connect to it, but drops it after a few seconds. In order to pinpoint the problem, I tried connecting my phone to the public library's wifi, and it worked.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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My wifi driver disappears from my HP Envy laptop. The driver is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adaptor. Prior to and after upgrading the operating system to Windws 10, the computer would not display the Qualcommm upon startup. Rather, the computer would not detect any wifi capaility and any troubleshooting information provided was to plug in a cable for internet. Searching for the Qualcomm doesn't help. For the last 4 startups the Qualcom has not reappeared. We ethen removed the Windows 10 operating system and reverted back to Windows 8.1, Th e qualcomm and wifi appeared briefly, but the computer froze and now, following 4 start-ups it does not reappear. In rder to post this question, I've had t plug the computer in. Please advise. 

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So yeah, silly me Installed windows 10 anniversary update (i could have chose not to) and now i keep getting disconnecting from my wifi every 2-10 mins. It was working perfectly before it. And I tried everything, believe me. Rolling back to previous build (this had to work :/), turning off power saving mode on my network adapter, reinstalling it, downloading new drivers from Asus website, I've also tried winsock reset, dns flush, ip config release etc. Also turning off my firewall, disabling realtek ethernet adapter, antivirus haven't helped me at all. And yeah I can access my internet with ethernet cable and other devices are working without problems. I also tried an external wifi adapter and had the same problem.
Funny thing is I can still access ipv6 websites after it gets disconnected, it has something to do with DNS. (Yes I also tried putting Google DNS servers). The only thing that I haven't tried is installing wifi drivers that I have on my asus disk that came with loptop (will do it later today)
If you're interested here's my network adapter: mediatek mt7630e
Help will be appreciated, thank you in advance.

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My probem is that periodically my laptop jump off the internet, and then can't find any nearby networks. I have tried reinstalling new drivers for my wifi adaptor, but the problem stays. When the only thing that helps is restarting the wifi adaptor. The windows solution says that there is a wifi adaptor that is misplaced or broken. Please help

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I Have had this problem since upgrading to windows 7 /64

When i type using keyboard for whatever reason the internet wifi drops. I am using a TP link unit. It is more apparent when i am typing emails in windows live mail.

Is this a problem that anyone has experienced. I have switched from wireless keyboard to wired. What actually happens is even offline the keyboard itself drops out, i start receiving a note/tone each time i press the keyboard buttons when it has dropped out. When online if the keyboard drops out the wireless drops with it.

I have to kick in the keyboard again by using the mouse to click the screen. The mouse also drops out when scrolling using the
wheel. again i have to click the screen to reinstate

It has dropped six times typing this note.


A:wifi drops when i use keyboard

I have switched from wireless keyboard to wired.Click to expand...

I assume there is a little USB connected radio ("dongle") that communicates with the wireless keyboard. When you switched keyboards did you also disconnect the "dongle"?

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Hey All, new to the forum, thanks for the replies in advance, and I'm sorry if I'm not explaining it in the correct terms.

My issue seems to be with my computer. Often, when I am connected to my WiFi router, my internet service, and subsequent connection to the network, drops inexplicably. My computer will claim it is no longer connected. When I attempt to reconnect, the computer claims it cannot. The troubleshooter also cannot find an issue. All the while, other devices and computers on the network will be perfectly connected without interruption. The only way to fix this is to actually go to the router, reset it, and wait. This can happen within 5 minute of being reset, 20 minute, an hour, or sometimes, days go by without it being an issue. No rhyme. No reason. (That I can find)

Other times, my network, will just...slow down. I'll see the connection drop from full signal to 4 bars. If I catch it then, I can run the troubleshooter and everything will be restored (although the message the computer returns is that there was no problem found). Either this, or if I turn off my wifi, then turn it back on, reconnect to my network, boom, speed restored!

This is driving me insane. I can't seem to fix it. Any help is appreciated, as I am quite tired of having to march across the room 3-6 times every day to reset this. Thanks!

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Hey guys in the last day or so, my Technicolor TG587n v3 modem's wifi disconnects and then restarts whenever I reboot my galaxy S4, wired internet stays connected but wifi turns off, any ideas?

A:Modem drops wifi

Okay. Who is your ISP. There has been known issues for that model. That is why most go with their own equipment for Internet. Too many issues with the all-in-one gateways.

You could just turn off the onboard wifi, and use a Wireless Access Point instead. I use the Engenius ECB-350 for my network. Never have had any issues with it. I can pick it up to 75' from my house.

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I use my Win Vista laptop at home and the office.

I use wifi at home and wired lan at the office. My laptop does have any settings in the TCP/IP properties. Everything is at default.

Every time I I try to use it at the office I have to disable and reenable the Lan connection from Manage networks, otherwise I do not get Net connectivity (except local lan).

No problem at home.

Since everything is default it picks up my IP from DHCP and gets other settings same way.

Why do I have to Disable and Enable the Lan connection before it starts accessing the Net.

A:Enable /disable Lan connection

If you put the laptop to Sleep or Hibernation before disconnecting the cable that may the cause. Try disconnecting the cable first.

The adapter/computer may not be "signing off" the network properly. Make sure you have the latest ethernet driver.

If the laptop is not rebooted from one day to the next, and
the work router or server is reset while the laptop is away, and
the lease time is long enough for the computer to think it still deserves the "old" IP, then that is a problem. Ask the network administrator to shorten the lease time, or shut down when you transport the machine, or live with your work around.

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Dear All!
I want to enable and disable internet without using enable or disable network in lan network, I want program on and off? have any program?
thank with best regards

A:Enable and disable Internet

What? Is disabling the adaptor too hard? I'm sure there's something for this, but uh... really..?

Or do you want to disable Internet access and still have LAN access?

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Is there any way to enable/disable each USB port in motherboard in Hardware level.

Please Help

A:How to enable/disable each USB port

Many motherboards allow you to do this. Check the BIOS. Press DEL or F1 or Esc when you first turn on your PC. If it is not a name-brand (Dell, HP, etc) , its always DEL.

But USB ports are wired in pairs (usually), so you'll disable 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

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Our organization recently invested in a large batch of 250 G4 notebooks. I'm wondering if there's a way to quickly enable/disable the touchpad, modify something in our group policy, or distribute a driver update or something to allow for this option. Due to the environment many of our staff are working in (frequently out in the community or even operating off of mobile hotspots in their parked vehicle), many users don't use a mouse, but would like the option to turn the touchpad off while typing to avoid misplacing the cursor. Naturally, they'll need the ability to easily turn the touchpad back on without the use of a mouse in this case. As a result, I don't see navigating to the mouse settings to disable the touchpad as being a viable option, as they wouldn't have the ability to turn it back on when they were done typing. I'm used to seeing a Fn + F key option to disable the touchpad, but this doesn't seem to be available on this model. Is there a solution that would result in functionality with that level of simplicity? If not, what other options are there?

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How to disable/enable viewer. Need command prompt code (s).

A:Disable/ enable viewer

what do you mean by viewer?

do you mean the start bar and my computer viewer etc?

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My IE has been really alow lately. I cleaned out my temp files, ran a couple spyware/malware programs but it still seems a little sluggish. Somebody had mentioned to me to disable plug-ins that you dont need, but I am not sure which ones are necessary/unnecessary. Any thoughts are much appreciated.


A:How do I know what IE Plug-ins to enable/disable?

Well that is down to the individual.

Ask yourself what plugins do you use?

Could you post a screenshot of your plugins?

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I hope I am not duplicating something here. . . . I did look - Honest!

I ran into an interesting problem and found an easy fix.

First: I wanted to ENABLE AHCI because (supposedly) it improves HDD performance. (It also enables a host of other interesting features.)

I discovered the trick of setting the START paramater in the registry key:
from "3" to "0" - and then making the switch in the BIOS.

I tried to switch back, and simply resetting this start value to "3" doesn't work.

The issue here is that there are actually TWO keys that control the IDE/AHCI interface choice:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci
When the system is in IDE interface mode, the respective start values are:msahci's START value is "3"
pciide's START value is "0"
When the system is in AHCI interface mode, the respective start values are:msahci's START value is "0"
pciide's START value is "3"
It is entirely possible that setting the START value to zero in the key representing the interface type you wish to use, may cause the corresponding key in the other interface type to automagically switch to "3". I do not know this, nor have I tested it.

What works for me is setting both START values to the values that correspond to the interface I wish to use.

It should be trivially... Read more

A:Enable and/or Disable AHCI

Hi jharris. Welcome.

First: I wanted to ENABLE AHCI because (supposedly) it improves HDD performance. (It also enables a host of other interesting features.)

For me, the reasons to enable AHCI are Native Command Queuing and Hot Swapping, hot swapping being the most important to me.

As far as switching back and forth, I could imagine issues arising from that (including confusion as to what mode I was running in at a given time...).

But if I needed to do it as a utility to convert drives to vhd's, I would consider a dual boot, with the AHCI disabled boot just a simple OS with whatever utilities I needed to get the job done. Keeping it simple would mean a quick boot to desktop and a small partition.


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Hello, I've got a 9 multimonitor system, 3X Nvidia GPU + 3X Usb UGA-165

I have disable the 8 of them, but now Win10 doesn't appear to me any of the disable monitor in "Display Settings",
I have re-enable the 5 of them using the Nvidia Control panel but I can't re-enable the Usb monitors cause they don't have control panel and Nvidia control panel doesn't control them.

The problem is that Windows "Display Settings" have remove the disable monitor, so is there any trick or registry setting that can change that?
As you can see there are missing monitors 6
, 7 and 8.

Thank you

A:How to enable a disable monitor?

Nevermind, I found a way to open old display settings

control.exe desk.cpl,Settings,@Settings

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noticed the other day when I was trying to minimize what I have on my C drive ssd that the pagefile took up around 11GB and I did a Google search but I don't feel that the answer I got from there enlighten-ed me at all, I'm still wondering what to do.


A:Disable/Enable Pagefile?

You can easily change the size of the page file to something a lot smaller than 11 GB if you are concerned about space allotted to it.

Discussing whether or not to eliminate it entirely is useless. You can find opinions on either side, with each side positive that the other side is composed of morons. "I did X and haven't had any problems...........".

Would you spend much time trying to convince someone of anything about religion? If you would, then Google and experiment all you wish with the page file. Put it on some other drive, some other partition, make it any size you want, or do away with it entirely.

But don't expect to be "enlightened". Do what you want. If you don't like the results, do something else.

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Are there any advantages or disadvanteges in disabling iPV6? It comes enabled by default in Vista 64.

A:Enable/disable iPV6

Someone else ask this same question on another thread and I was just going to ask it as well so, no solutions here, just an attemp to bump up the thread and get an answer to it since I am having some connectivity and network printability issues myself

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Hello, So my laptop has keyboard functionality to adjust brightness and etc with using F1...F12 keys. I actually like that. The problem is: when I play video games, I need to press those F1...F12 buttons quickly, but I need to press Fn key ALSO to use F1...F12 keys' normal functionality and it really annoys me. And YES, I KNOW THAT BIOS THING, but as I mentioned I like that functionality when not gaming so I don't want to restart everytime I exit/start my game. I have seen that some manufacturers' laptops have software support to disable/enable that feature temporarily without restarting and changing something in BIOS, but I haven't found anything like that on my HP LAPTOP, I AM REALLY TIRED OF THIS HP CRAP, MY LAPTOP HAS PROBLEMS IN EVERY STEP. if you can suggest something, thank you.

A:How to disable/enable Fn key when Gaming

Hi, Please try the following instructions: Regards.

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I'm an administrator and I would like to know how to disable the screensaver tab in Windows 2000. I want to set the screensaver and then make the option inaccessible to the users. Since I'm making an image, I would like to know how to enable it later, if so desired. Can anyone help?

A:disable/enable screensaver tab

start > run > gpedit.msc

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Hello forum,

This is just a simple unanswered question: can anyone explain how to enable / disable a wan ping to make the pc more stealth against hackers and port scans?



A:enable/disable ping

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Hi not sure about this? is it good idea to configure Regedit to Enable in the Local Group Policy Editor?
I checked it and it says it's not configured it's not enabled either?
Do i just leave it ALONE or configure it?

A:Regedit - Enable or Disable?

Hello Puzzeld,

I would recommend to leave it set as Not Configured. Setting it to Enabled in GPEDIT will disable access to the registry for all users.

Regedit - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Fellow W7 users,

This is a challenge for anybody who can help me ...nobody could figure it out yet !

In windows 7 , IE 11 I cannot-enable-or-disable-any add-ons via tools , there is a stopsign in front of it.

There are no malware or virusses
I am the administartor
I have re installed IE11 several times via tools advanced etc.
Security level in IE 11 is normal. Enhanced security is off.
I even installed Local policy Editor, and via gpedit.msc, did the following :
1, click Start menu

2, type gpedit.msc in search box, press Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor

3, expand User Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components-->Internet Explorer

4, in right window, find out and double click Do not allow users to enable or disable add-ons

5, click Not Configured or Disabled

6, click OK to save settings

Allas, everyhting failed, and I still cannot change my add-ons, it is blocked. See image.
The image is dutch but it speaks for itself.

Who can help ?



A:In windows 7 , IE 11 cannot-enable-or-disable-any add-ons

Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Has this just happened? If so try a system restore to a point behind when it happened, see here:
System Restore - Microsoft Windows
If not try running sfc /scannow see here:

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Just recently I disabled my internal mic in favor of an external mic. I tried to disable it the normal way but every time I kept disabling it, it would re-enable. I went to the administrator section to disable the internal mic that way and it worked, but it worked a little too well. Now when I go into my sound menu, it says no audio devices are installed. I can't simply right click and show disabled devices to re-enable it. I know this trick and it's not helping me. No devices are showing up either way. Now that I've done this, my external mic is not even working. Usually I can figure these types of things out on my own but this one is a whole different story. Please help!

A:Can't re-enable internal mic after disable

Turns out I actually got it working. By typing "internal" in the start menu search box, there is an option to find and fix problems. Luckily, it recognized shutting off your internal mic as a problem and it fixed it.

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Personally I don?t agree with some of the ways that?s been listed for disabling TeaTimer. So I?m doing something about it. To Disable TeaTimer1. Right-Click you TeaTimer Icon in the System Tray. Choose ?Run SpyBot-S&D?.2. In SpyBot Search & Destroy click the Mode menu and choose Advanced.3. A dialog box will display on the screen read it then click Yes.4. In the bottom left of the SpyBot-S&D window is 3 Options. Click Tools.5. Now you will be displaying the Tools options. Click Resident.6.1. If there is a Check in: Resident ?TeaTimer? (Protection of over-all system settings) active. Uncheck it.To Re-Enable TeaTimer Follow Steps 1-5 above then do the following6.2. If there is not a Check in: Resident ?TeaTimer? (Protection of over-all system settings) active. Check it.Grinler/Mods: Please Place this where it can be of use. Fix it up as needed as well.I made all the Screenshots I haven?t contacted Patrick to see if its all right to use screenshots of his program. ?SpyBot?, ?SpyBot-S&D?, and ?SpyBot - Search & Destroy? are all Copyright of Patrick M. Kolla.

A:Disable/Enable TeaTimer

Sure you can put it where ever you want it Just hope People get a use out of it.

I sent Patrick an E-Mail asking i'm still waiting to hear back from him.
i really don't see a problem if you do give him the Credit but i'll let you know soon as i find out.

P.S. Sorry i didn't submit it like a tutorial.

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Win7 home 64bit on Gateway laptop.
My laptop Wifi keeps dropping.
InSSider shows the beacon signal strength of my router, -25dB; well above other networks near me, at -80dB.
My router is the only broadcaster on its channel.
InSSider shows receiving the signal at -25 dB, but then drops down to -95dB (which is complete loss) then back up. It may be up for three or four seconds or only a second before dropping. The up/down is continuous.
Control panel shows no warnings. Everything is installed correctly.
I power cycled the router as well as the modem, uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for the wifi adapter. Installed newer wifi drivers.
I changed channels on the router.
Changed authentication type, then back to WPA2.
ipconfig release all /renew
SSID is not hidden.
Replaced the router and tried everything again.
--signal still up then down then up/down--changing routers gives same results.

Connectivity is constant with Ethernet (non-wireless) connection.

Last night, between 12 a.m and 6 a.m. the wifi signal was steady. No drop out at all. But after 6 the connection is never up for more than a few seconds before going down.
Unable to locate any potential interference--appliances that may have been off during the solid time.
On a different computer, the local network and wifi has good connectivity. InSSider shows the signal coming from the router to be steady, no drop out.

Any ideas?

Here is a screen shot of what InSSider shows. My wireless router connectivity is the red ... Read more

A:Wifi continuously drops connectivity

You might want to start up in Safe mode with Networking to determine if this problem is caused by an installed program or software.

Safe Mode with Networking - Add to Windows Boot Manager Screen

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So hello!

When I'm next to the room where the router is, the WiFi connection sometimes just drops. I'd say that I can surf something like 2-3 minutes and then all of sudden the WiFi connection drops, and the WiFi tray icon says that I have a limited connection. Though the signal quality is 4, and sometimes even 5 (which is maximum). And then it takes like 15-20 seconds to get everything back to normal again. But then again.. when I was in the same room as my router, actually on the same desk as the router, I didn't have any problems with WiFi dropping - I think I'll test later tonight again, if there's really a difference if I sit basically next to the router and then when I go to the other room, the connection starts dropping every once in a while (and remember, I still have an excellent signal quality). And I'll add just in case that I haven't had any problems with wired connection. And in our household we've got one laptop more, and this one hasn't had any problems with WiFi dropping. So.. it must be something with my laptop.. I guess.

I'm sure you need some more details as well, so there you go:

- WiFi network card: Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

According to device manager:
Driver date: 3.10.2011
Driver version:

- Second network card (for wired connection, I guess): Attansic (Now owned by Atheros) AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet

According to device manager:
Driver date: 16.01.2012
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A:Laptop wifi occasionaly drops

You could always disable or reinstall your antivirus if you speculate that its causing such problem. What router and laptop model do you use? Have you tried changing channel for the router?

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Hope someone can help with this!

I've recently got a new modem/router hub and when I try to connect to it wirelessly, it'll connect, but then my computer will drop the connection and won't get it back until I restart. I'm certain it's a computer problem and not a router or modem problem since my mother's netbook can connect and stay connected for hours. The router is in my living room and it doesn't matter where my computer is, whether it's in the living room too, or in my own room, the connection will still drop. When I open up "Connect to a network" in Vista, there are absolutely no networks in the list, even though I know there are plenty in my apartment block. The wifi switch is on, and the list only refreshes when I restart. The connection can drop at any time, whether it's 5 seconds after I've connected, or 30 minutes, but it does it a lot and it's becoming infuriating. I hope someone can help with this because it's driving me nuts already!

Any advice will be very much appreciated and if there's any specs that need to be supplied, I can definitely do that.

Thanks in advance!


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Can I somehow automatically reconnect if my wireless network drops? Now I must choose Repair connection to reconnect. Can it be done automatically?

A:How to reconnect automatically when wifi drops?

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My wifi goes in and out alot. It's happens on multiple phone, labtops, and a gaming system. So, I feel it's specific to my router not my computers. I want something I can prove to my provider that my wifi keeps dropping. I have Time Warner Cable. Modem information is
Cable Modem Information
Cable Modem : DOCSIS 3.0 Compliant
Boot Code Version : 14.3.1e
Software Version : 8.14.3105
Hardware Version : 3.13.1
CA Key : Installed

The computer I will be running on is windows 8. I don't have net3.5 on my computer.

Free please.

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Every day or so, my wifi connection will no longer have internet access.  I have 2 HP Pavilion's and 1 Lenovo.  This is the only one that has this issue.  I've had the hard drive replaced and everything reinstalled for other reasons, but the issue with internet connectivity is still there.  If I hover over the WiFi icon in the lower right coner, it tells me right now the NETGEAR router I'm connected to and says Internet access below it.  When I've dropped internet access, the icon will have a yellow mark on it and hovering shows my NETGEAR router but it says no internet access. All I have to do is disconnect from my router and reconnect and I'll have internet access again, but that gets irritating. Could this be a hardware issue on my laptop and how do I determine that?  I'm still under warranty for another 2 months.

A:WiFi drops internet connection

You Can read the entry ghost WiFi I have dpne an optimization with Avast optimizer but I can't be sure if was the solution.

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I bought this laptop in May 2015 with Windows 7 OS installed and took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.Everything has been great, and I love Windows 10 up until a recent system update.Since then, every time I use the laptop the wifi connection keeps dropping out.The wifi symbol in the system tray goes greyed out with a star on it.If I right click and select troubleshoot, the following problems are found        Problem with wireless adapter or access point                              Detected                     ! (in a yellow triangle)     The default gateway is not available                                                  Fixed                             Tick in a green circle I then close the window and click on the wifi icon but I have no available networks despite having 2 Galaxy S5's and 2 other laptops running (this is normal amount of devices to be on). I have done a factory reset and already lost a lot of software, and I really don't know what to do. Can anyone please help? Moose

A:wIfI drops out since Windows 10 upgrade

Hey @MooseHP?,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! This is a great place to find solutions and help from our community! I understand that you're having troubles with the wireless connection on your HP Envy 17 Notebook. I'd be happy to help you with this. The following Document page is helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 10)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reinstall the network adapter drivers:1. Download the drivers from but do not run them yet.2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.3. Expand Network adapters.4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.6. Restart your PC and test.Test an ethernet connection:Test if the issue persists on a wired connection to rule out the wireless adapter hardware so troubleshooting can be directed towards the right areas. I would also strongly suggest running the HP Support Assistant.The following are some helpful links for troubleshooting the HP Support Assistant or downloadi... Read more

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Hi guys,

I'm having a problem whereby my wifi drops out and then reconnects a few seconds later. This problem is on my computer as I've checked my router's logs and it doesn't mention anything untowards.

The Event Viewer reports this:

The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service entered the stopped state.

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7036
Level: Information
User: N/A
OpCode: Info
Logged: 26/04/12 19:25:54
Task Category: None
Keywords: Classic
Computer: computer

It doesn't happen every day and always happens when I'm using the computer. Can anyone off me advice please? I have my computer set up to only connect to one specific network and it always does this.

A:Wifi Drops Out Occasionally and Reconnects

Quote: Originally Posted by bingefeller

Hi guys,

I'm having a problem whereby my wifi drops out and then reconnects a few seconds later. This problem is on my computer as I've checked my router's logs and it doesn't mention anything untowards.

The Event Viewer reports this:

The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service entered the stopped state.

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7036
Level: Information
User: N/A
OpCode: Info
Logged: 26/04/12 19:25:54
Task Category: None
Keywords: Classic
Computer: computer

It doesn't happen every day and always happens when I'm using the computer. Can anyone off me advice please? I have my computer set up to only connect to one specific network and it always does this.

This problem usually occurs because your router is set to use a wireless channel that is overloaded by your neighbors WIFI connection.

It's best to scan the networks in your area then choose a channel that is furthest away from the ones your neighbors are using. Xirrus WIFI scanner works well for this. You can post the results here if you still aren't sure which channel to choose.

Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

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I am having a problem with my wireless network in my home. Whenever download speeds over 2mbps go on for over a minute or so, the whole wireless network goes down for around a minute and boots back up. The wired connection works fine during this time. The Router I am using is a Netgear R6200 and it is broadcasting dual-band up to 300mbps and 800 mbps respectively. The drop in coverage happens regardless of which band I am using. Does anyone have any thoughts or possible solutions?

My speedtest numbers are 33.09 mbps download and 6.04mbps upload.

A:WiFi drops over 2mbps in download

is this downloading via wireless / cable or wireless only and you say only wireless is effected

sounds like an issue with the router,

confirm that downloading via cable - works OK and does not effect the wireless at all

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This problem is frustrating me a lot now. After upgrading to WIndows 10, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi connection frequently drops without any pattern whatsover. It just drops randomly and re-connects after 2-3 minutes. If I attempt to connect to the network in that period of 2-3 minutes, it will sometimes connect, and sometimes fail. I have 2 other laptops (1 of which has Windows 10) and they don't experience this problem.

I have searched online and tried tons of things. Nothing has fixed the problem so far! Below are all the things I tried. Please help if you have any suggestions or if there are known issues with Windows 10.

1. Updated the driver software
2. Uninstalled the driver and re-installed it
3. Unchecked the setting of 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' in Power Management of the wireless network adapter.
4. Uninstalled anti-virus to eliminate anti-virus as the issue.
5. Disabled 'Wifi Sense' options of 'Connect to suggested hotspots' & 'Connect to networks shared by my contacts'.

I am clueless as to what the issue is. Please help!

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Have several Chromebook 14 G4 that drop their WiFi connection and then will not find any wireless networks until after a restart.  This happens often when waking from sleep and the Chromebook will not reconnect as scanning for wireless networks comes up with nothing until the device is restarted   Turning the WiFi off and back on again does not resolve the problem.    Version 50.0.2661.103 (64-bit)Platform 7978.74.0 (Official Build) stable-channel kipFirmware Google_Kip.5216.227.25

A:Chromebook 14 G4 drops WiFi connection

#HPExpertDayI guess you may have to run a power wash. Also check for new updates.

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I lose wireless internet connection consistently. I can get it back up by switching airplane mode on and off or disconnecting and reconnecting the connection, but then itíll drop again in either a few minutes or sometimes a few hours Ė no consistency. Iím using Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G500s (see below). Router is Asus RT-AC68P Dual Band. Doesnít matter if Iím next to the router or on other side of the house.

Just so you know: Other computers in house and phone and tablets work perfectly with the Asus. Lenovo works perfectly on Ethernet, and also works fine with the xfinitywifi public, but of course thatís not secure. The Comcast combination xfinity modem and wireless didnít work well for anyone, so put it in bridge mode and bought the Asus router.

I have tried to no avail: choosing channels on both 2.4 and 5 rather than auto setting; rebooting everything Ė trying to avoid resetting router since everything else in the house works perfectly with it; double checked the proxy settings as recommended.

Seems to me it has to be some peculiar setting on the Lenovo computer related to the Asus router (since xfinitywifi works just fine).

Thanks for any help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8057 Mb
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A:Solved: Another wifi drops problem

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I have a rather annoying issue and i'm stuck trying to find a solution. My D-link Ac1900 wifi adapter keeps losing connection to my router every 10 seconds, I have tried many solutions to try and fix this from,
unplugging and restarting my pcrolling back the driving and updating themexchanged the device for a new replacementupdating the motherboard biosun checking the power setting to stop the device from being turned

but still nothing fixes the issue, take note that this only occurs on my pc which is brand new, works fine on my laptop doesn't drop out every 10 seconds.

Would anyone have any idea or have the same issue with a solution to the problem.

Here is the ping with the issue,
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Request timed out.
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
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My first book went 4 months good speed functional loved it. Then DEAD
BB replaced ..then one week after receiving the new unit. Unstable and even though we have 100 mbs speed the book only runs at 7 SEVEN.
Try that on you tube 4K. Hah.
Tried the supposed fix in RegEdit
To nanda. Any clues folks before I depart to Linux,

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the wifi range in my laptop is very very less.. it does not connect to the wifi network even when router is at a distaance of 2 feet... but when they are side by side it gets connected showing low signal strenght... i tried updating bios.. updating drivers.. formatting.. also but the problem still remains... currently i am using winsows 10 pro...

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I'm assisting a user migrate from Win XP to Win 7. The new computer is running Win 7 SP1 x86 in a domain AD environment.

I have migrated scheduled task from the XP machine to the Win 7 machine (.job files to .xml files). The migration seems to have worked ok and the credential seem OK.

Using my account, which has admin rights, I have disabled all the newly created task as the users wishes to enable them one at a time and ensure that they run correctly on the new PC before allowing the tasks to run as per their schedule.

The issue is that the user, who does not have admin rights, does not have permissions to disable/enable the tasks.

I have granted the user full permissions on c:\Windows\system32\task, have added her to the local Power User s group and this full permissions to the above but none of this seems to work.

Any suggestions on how to grant this user the rights to be able to disable/enable schedule tasks.



A:not able to disable/enable scheduled tasks

See if this will help, maybe you can give permissions to the individual tasks instead of the folder and configure the task to run as the user in question?

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i am using windows XP and i want to disable the usb port (i dont want it to detect flash memories or external storage devices) but at the same time i want it to detect the usb printer, so i cant totally disable the usb port...
is there a way for this, please help fast and urgent!!

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I use 3 Mobile Wireless for my internet connection to my desktop. I use the Three Huawei E585 which although a wireless device i connect to the desktop using the provided usb lead. I am running Vista.

The internet stops working all the time, although the device itself on its screen, or via the web interface still indicates that i have a good signal strength and that i'm still connected.

I have discovered that if i START / SETTINGS / NETWORK CONNECTIONS i can see the device listed. If i right click on the device i can see that the device is enabled. If I Disable the device and then Enable the device, i can surf again for a couple of minutes, before having to repeat the process.

Any ideas why this is happening, and why what i do solves the problem for a bit.

And crucially how to fix it

I am sure the issue is with the desktop, as i have reverted to using the wifes v old laptop running XP and i can surf without complication on this machine. Can also connect ipod touch to internet with no issues.


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To connect to the internet using my old IBM notebook 600e, I just boot up or come out of standby mode; click on browser (IE) and it's always ready to go. With the newer Lenovo T61, I must disable the connection before I go on standby, or problems usually result. When I come out of standby, I must enable connection; otherwise the little computer icon is missing from the lower right bar and there is no "repair connecytion option." If I click on "view available networks," none are found. Then it is difficult to get things going again. I use a siemens modem and a Belkin router, but doubt these are responsible as the 600e has no problem.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I'd especially appreciate a list (however short or long) of possible things to check.

A:Why must I enable / disable connection each time?

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A friend mentioned to me that Intel's HT CPU's actually work like two half-speed P4 CPU's so my 2.6Ghz HT CPU actually runs (in HT mode) at 1.3. He said if you set it to non HT mode you will actually see some performance gains depending upon the task you are doing.

Firstly, is this true and secondly my motherboard has an enable hyper threading option ... is that what I would change to get supposed benefits?


A:Hyper-Threading: Enable Or Disable?

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Hello all,
I'm trying to launch my application directly after boot. Someone had adviced me to replace shell from "explorer.exe" to the application I want to launch.
Is it the correct way for launching the application after boot.
Please advice.

Narayanan K

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how to find Volume Control and how to add Mic to the taskbar, i want to enable and mute mic manually
but know mic is enable all za time...
how to do ?

A:Where is Volume Control ? Mic Enable & Disable

Hi ITZAD, right click the volume icon at the bottom right of the taskbar and there it is, Volume Control Options.

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Is there a way NOT to enable + disable Pagefile.sys through Systems dialog but with a Registry key?

When enabling from disbaled state it should take the previously (eventually in the past) set partition location and file size.

If this is not possible then pagefile.sys should be set to "system managed".

Be aware: I am NOT talking about just a deletion of pagefile.sys at shutdown but a complete disabling!


A:Enable+disable pagefile.sys in registry?

The registry value that controls the pagefile is "ExistingPageFiles" in the key:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management"

I don't know what the value would be to disable the pagefile but I am quite sure that this will lose the previous values.

You can determine the values yourself by setting the pagefile configuration the normal way and checking what the results are.
Note that this is a REG_MULTI_SZ type as there can be multiple pagefiles.

The setting does not take effect until after a reboot.
Disabling the pagefile is not normally recommended.

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Well folks, got a small problem. At work we use a LAN and Windows NT Workstation on each terminal. I was browsing the web when to my dismay I came to a site where I needed Java and found it to be disabled. While I'm not too familiar with NT or the inner workings of a LAN, I am assuming the Administrators can make this setting system wide. If not, is there a way I can reenable Java on my IE?? Thanks in advance!

A:Enable/Disable Java for IE5 on Nt Workstation LAN


Click on the Tools button, and go to your Options.

On the Advanced Tab, make sure that the JIT Compiler is enabled.

On the Sercurity Tab, change your settings (to do this, click on the Custom button) to allow for Java.

If this IS already done, then your Network admins may have disabled Java on the proxy server. You will need to talk to them about allowing it through.



Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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My notebook originally on Windows 8 but changed to Windows 7 ultimate which I have had no problems with for years, till the other day when entering my password I kept receiving error username and password incorrect. I am now getting error no boot drive found error 3F0. I have done a diagnostic test on hard drive and it passed. I have a Windows 7 ultimate disk but cannot get it to install. I have read that I need to enable Legacy Support but am unable to do this as I am cannot choose yes at the prompt, arrow keys do not move from the no position. Is there something else I can do or should be doing to get this to enable. Thanks

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I received my Plextor M5P 512 GB today .
Could not resist and it is already installed and the wind! What a difference compared to my Seagate Momentus 7200.4. I'm running a Tecra R840 laptop, and now everything loads quickly! The Win boot is phenomenal .
Everything went smooth, which was great! Zero issues, and I restore it to factory state and then removed almost all the bloatware/sw that I do not use/need!

Now I need (?) to make some tweaks, right ?

1- Defrag is already schedulled to it is ok, right?
2- Should I disable restore (restore points)? (pros/cons)
3- Should I disable Write-caching to the ssd? (pros/cons)
4- Should I disable "allow files in this drive to have contents indexed in adition to file properties" ?

Anything else? (I just want a robust and reliable system! I do not need anything faster...!)

I will appreciate all the help .


A:Plextor M5P installed :-). What to enable/disable

My opinion:
1 yes.
2-4 no.

Other than defrag, why not just treat the SSD as any other drive. That is what I'm doing. If the technology is not good enough to work that way then I'll move back to a 7200 or 10K SATA drive when the SSD dies.

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In Windows "Favorites" List in the Left Pane seems to be deactivated.
The Icon is there...but I can't seem to add anything to it...

"add current location to favorites" and
"Restore Favorites Links" doesn't seem to do anything...not even an error..

I Opened the folder via "Open in New Window" and tried manually sliding links in but just got the red dashed circle.

After much thinking on what happened to cause this..
It's possible that while Transfering files to this notebook...I accidently
clicked an old .REG file disabling it...and I can't find the .REG file to reactivate it online

Hope this is in the right category..thanks for reading..

A:Explorer Favorites Enable/Disable

Hello livingdeadboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to fix your Favorites.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Hope this helps,

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My computer started acting funny after watching videos online and getting tons of pop-ups. Some of which claimed I could have a potential virus. Now I know this came from a site and I should never read into it. but it had me wondering.
Then i noticed all of sudden some of the websites I was looking at like would stop opening and would be unavailble.
Now I have AVG Virus Protection on my computer. It is letting me know that my PC health is not good cause the administrative share is enabled and it says I should disable it. 
i do not fully understand what this means and why this was an issue in the first place. What should I do? Do I enable or disable and why?

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I have a problem similar to some I've seen posted here but with some differences that I haven't seen. My Secondary IDE controller shows a yellow exclamation point and it tells me it's running in compatability mode. I've done the "no ide" proceedure and I've tried reinstalling the Master without a favourable result. However I've found a work-around. By disabling the controller, rebooting and then enabling it, it works. This can't be normal, how can I make it boot with the secondary ide working without going through this long drawn-out proceedure

A:Disable/Enable Secondary Ide Controller

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I got my new Asus board yesterday, but there is a switch on it called GPU Boost, should I enable or disable it?

It was enabled by default but I turned it off.


A:Asus GPU Boost - Enable or Disable?

Enable it if you play games and dont have a dedicated GPU.

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hi my fellow internet frds..

since i while ago my laptop's wireless been behaving really weird..
the wireless driver will suddenly disable and gone from the network list

going into Device manager, it says "this driver is not installed " or sth like that...
cant exactly rmb what it said,

and sometimes the wireless bars in the bottom will show a yellow "!" with no connectivity with showing only the network i connected to.
if i repair it the driver will be gone...almost have to repair like 10X times to get it come back on, (or i think i came back on itself)

or sometimes just no network "no connections are available"

1st thought was virus, but did full virus....just did a Full Format and reinstall window, and 1st thing i've installed the wireless driver..still happaning...

im starting to guess is hardware problem??!?!??!

did kinda drop my laptop a while back.........
maybe something is loose inside which causing this???

HELP!!! =( really really pissing me off

gonna buy a mac...!

ps: "Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)
To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer."

A:Wireless Driver Enable & Disable itself


This is the website of your laptop,

Sony eSupport - VGN-Z555DN - Support
Scroll down to the WIRELESS LAN ,is the last one in the list,there find download and install the Intel? Wireless Driver Update to "fix" any compatibility issues with Windows 7.
Then if needed install\update the wireless driver from that list.

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I recently disabled several hardware items on my laptop (CDROM, PCMCIA, etc.) to save the battery life.

My question is, is there a way to setup a "command" to enable and disable these hardware without going to the Control Panel, etc.?

Many thanks in advance.


A:Enable and disable hardware command...?

A shorter route would be Start > right click on Computer > Properties > Device Manager. Is that any help?

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Where has this gone in the anniversary update?

A:Disable/Enable Problem Reporting

Control Panel - System and Security - Security and Maintenance - Maintenance - Check for Solutions.

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I have a Seagate Backup Plus 5TB external HD conntected to my PC via USB. The external HD is only used for weekly backups. It is the loudest component of my PC. I don't want to listen to the HD spinning up, which happens frequently from what I can only assume to be background Windows processes.

I currently have the external HD disabled through Device Manager. I manually enable it on Sunday evening before going to bed so that the scheduled backup can write to it over night. I disable the external HD again in the morning so it will remain silent. I would like to be able to schedule the device to automatically enable/disable before/after the scheduled backups. This will ensure the backups happen even if I forget to manually enable the device.

I have tried to figure out a way to do this using Task Scheduler, but didn't see how I could set this up as a task. I have also tried creating two batch files (one to enable, one to disable) that would change the Start value in the USBSTOR registry key but I could not get this to work successfully. When I ran the batch file to disable USB storage I was still able to see and access the external HD (I confirmed that the Start value did change to a 4 which is supposed to disable, so not sure what I did wrong here). The plan was to set up the batch files to execute using Task Scheduler. Not sure if that would have worked anyway, as the batch files need to be run as administrator.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there any freeware avail... Read more

A:Enable/Disable USB device on a schedule

You will find some good information here on using Powershell to manage devices, along with links to using other methods, like WMIC.

Device Management PowerShell Cmdlets Sample An introduction | Server and Cloud Partner and Customer Solutions Team Blog

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I am always brushing the touchpad when I'm typing which causes the cursor to jump.  Is there an easy way to disable/enable the touchpad? (or is it called a clickpad on my model?).

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A:how to disable/enable the touchpad/clickpad

#HPExpertDayYou can get into Mouse settings and disable/enable but that wont be a quick thing to do.From start type 'mouse' and choose mouse from search results. Click on TOuchpad/Luxpad tab and you will find a radio button to do so.

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I'll make the question at short and sweet as possible. I have two programs (FaxTalk and WinPage) that both use the modem. I keep FaxTalk running in the background most of the time.

During the day, I need to use WinPage to send text pages to co-workers. To do this I have to close FaxTalk, start WinPage and send the pages, Close Winpage, and restart FaxTalk.

The reason that I must do this is because FaxTalk "grabs" the port and if FaxTalk is open Winpage gives me the error, "Error Opening Com Port! Port Id=-3". It does not work the other way around (ie have WinPage open 1st, then open Faxtalk and get an error from Faxtalk). I assume this is because Winpage just sits there and does not lock onto the modem port until it actually goes to send the page, and FaxTalk continuously is monitoring the port for incoming calls. So I was just wondering....

Is there a way to maybe assign an "alias" port id to the modem for one of the applications, temporarity disable the lock that FaxTalk has over the port, give WinPage priority over the port, or something similar. Any Ideas or suggestions.

Thank you,
John R.
Semper Fi

OS: WinXP Pro sp1 (all updates - but still leary of sp2)
CPU: Dell Diminsion 2400

A:Solved: Enable / Disable Modem ???


I think that the way you are handling it presently is the way that you are going to have to do it. It appears to be a shortcoming in the way the application was written.

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Im developing a project on web cafe management system for that i want to disable a net connection programatically..
so which API should i wsed for the same.
Plz help me..

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I need a script/batch file that I can click to quickly

enable/disable a user.

How can I do this?

A:Script to disable/enable a user

A one-liner bat file can do that pretty easy. This will do the trick:

To enable a user:

net user username /active:yes
To disable it:

net user username /active:no
Where username is the username to enable/disable.
This requires administrator permission to succeed.

Some reference can be found here:
Enable or Disable user account from command line (CMD)

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Does anyone knows how to solved this? I couldn't even change any of this settings here in this tab. Please Help

A:Unable to disable or enable Enhancement Tab

Do you have generic, MS drivers for Realtek or Realtek's own ?
You can find newest and older drivers here: Realtek
With Realtek drivers you will have it's own settings in Control Panel where everything can be set more precisely.

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IBM ThinkPad R51 Type 2883 -- Is there a way to enable/disable the wireless adapter? This built-in wireless adapter will not light up and I can't find anything on it.

A:How to enable/disable wireless on this ThinkPad?

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Hey guys,

I'm wondering if there is a way to disable the image preview of your windows in your taskbar. For example, if I hover my mouse over MSN, it will show up all my MSN conversations in small windows above my taskbar, which I find highly annoying and useless at times and want to disable it.

I have googled it and tried several solutions/workarounds, but none of them work. There is one option that actually lets you disable it, but it also says it is a Vista only feature. Why have the option in Windows 7 if it's Vista exclusive?

Help to "fix" this would be highly appreciated.

Best regards,


A:Preview taskbar enable/disable

There's a tutorial on this. Here.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable[2]=Taskbar%20Start%20Menu


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Wondering what is best...Enable/Disable TCP Auto Tuning?

A:Enable/Disable TCP Auto Tuning

Quote: Originally Posted by canspec

Wondering what is best...Enable/Disable TCP Auto Tuning?

Should have you explain us more...Looks for Vista:

Disable TCP Auto-Tuning to Solve Slow Network, Cannot Load Web Page or Download Email Problems in Vista My Digital Life

Vista Tutorial

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2008-11-16: I have posted some more settings, scroll down to message 19 in this thread to read them. Hi,Here's some good news for anyone with a Lenovo 3000 N200 model 0769, who is disappointed and frustrated with the lack of options in the BIOS setup menu. (I had a moan about that in this thread.) This is a long post but I hope you'll find it worthwhile. Here are the features/settings which I will explain how to enable:The BIOS disables the execute-disable bit function of the CPU, with no way to turn it on. You can enable it.You can set VGA and VESA graphics modes to not be stretched to fill the whole screen (sharper graphics with no distorted aspect ratio).Speed up the POST display by skipping the memory testDisable various features (if you don't use them, that might save some power): the HD audio controller, WLAN card, on-board LAN, shadowing of the video BIOSEnable beep before booting the OSEnable key click sound (only in DOS, not Windows or Linux) I'm still working on this, and hope to figure out more hidden settings soon, e.g. to disable the DVD drive and trackpad, and to change the video output from NTSC to PAL. The information below applies to the Lenovo 3000 N200 model 0769 with BIOS version 3.03. My N200 has Nvidia graphics. For some background on the general principles/research required to figure this out, please see this thread at To change the settings, you need to create a bootable DOS floppy disk or USB drive. Download SYMC... Read more

A:How to enable execute-disable bit and other hidden...

It's just insane :-). "data execution prevention", "screen scalling" and "skipping memory test" tested and working on N200 769-BNG ( BIOS 3.03, T7250, 1680x1050 LCD,GForceGo7300 ). Thank you for the detailed HowTo, best regards, Jonathan

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Vista Home Premium SP 2
IE 8
How do I enable or disable Javascript?

A:Solved: Javascript Enable Disable?

Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom level... > Find "Active Scripting" > Check "Enable".

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I have ThinkPad P50 and I am loving it, but there are a few things that I miss from my Dell days.It appears there is no way to automatically disable touchpad when usb mouse is connected.  I am looking for next best option.   Is there a way to set a hot-key to enable and disable touchpad?thanksPaul 

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I cannot disable or enable my Windows Firewall. It doesn't make any sense! I am useing an Administrator Account and I am useing a Router and a Modem.

This image shows what the screen looks like trying to switch my Firewall:


A:I Cant Enable Or Disable My Windows Firewall!

Geek49, you have just posted multiple threads within the last hour, it seems your system is in need of some help and we will try to help you. But, we cannot possibly keep track of all your issues unless they are in 1 thread. It makes it so much easier to help you.

Plz follow my instruction on the 5 step thread to removing malware.

This thread will now be closed.

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I recently used a projector that plugged into my computer. Once I got the projector to work, my touchpad mouse on my laptop stoppd working, but I didn't think anything of it and just plugged in a wireless mouse with USB and my mouse worked again.

Now, I can't figure out how to get my touchpad working again, so I am thinking it is just a simple enable/disable option.



A:How to enable/disable touchpad mouse?

manufacturer of the laptop please?

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ok i got this game and it wouldnt work it said it couldnt load opengl subsystem. well i put couldnt load opengl subsystem into google and see if i could find a remedy. and one said to go to properties>settings>advanced>adapter and then disable it. i did then i rebooted and it was a really tiny screen and i tryed to renable it but i could find how but i looked at the adapter thing again and it was something different, but it said alot of the stuff was unavailable and i disabled that and i tryed to exit settings and i accidently rebooted the computer with like, not graphics i guess.. so now im screwed.. i tryed pressing f8 at the boot thing and enable VGA mode but it didnt work so if you can help, PLEASE do! i really need my laptop for my JC

A:PLEASE HELP!! video card is disable, i need to re-enable it but i cannot see!

If you don't have a Bios ESCD reset then a CMOS (bios) reset via whatever your manual advises is next (sometimes a key press, others a jumper or battery removal).

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Hey, Because i have a question like a topic said, so i don't open the new post to asking for, There i have the case that i needed is disable all the USB port and only leave one for use. I have been pay a long day to search a way to do this. I mostly found out the way is disable all of that. But my case is just for one, so it is not matching my requirement. I already try out the USBDeview, But is seem like to disable the device that your won't let it connect to your computer, and i is not want all the USB Storage connect for. And as Phantom010 mention to disable the USB Hub, it also seen nothing happen when i disabled.

I also know the method to turning off via the physical way for example to disable on BIOS, or unplug the USB hub. But those not i want to. i just need a software or window OS method to disable the USB port. Do anyone can help?

Sorry for my terrible English.

A:Re:Can I disable/enable a single USB port only?

I moved your thread here while the topic is really the same the reasons are different and you will get better response from a new thread rather than dragging back am old one.
Sorry I am really struggling with your English and I know you are trying but there really is no effective way I know of to close 1 usb port. You probably can disable all the Usb ports in the bios or pull a plug off the motherboard that is clearly marked "Usb" to disable the front ports.

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Dear Friends,

I think I'm fighting a network permissions problem, but I'm stuck.
I have reliable connections to my DSL modem and to the internet. I would like to enable/disable my network interface, in this case the ethernet connection to my DSL modem, (not the DSL modem connection to the phone line).

After cruising through the Control Panel/Network and Sharing/Change Adapter Settings/ menus, I made a desktop shortcut to my Ethernet device. Right clicking on the shortcut shows a context menu with "Disable". This option works fine and cancels the connection to the modem. After that, the shortcut context menu remains the same: no option for "Enable" is shown.

However, if I follow "Open file location" to the control panel's Network screen, the context menu for the target icon DOES contain "enable". More strange: after clicking on main Network context menu, now the desktop shortcut displays "Enable". Sometimes nothing "enables" until I run the "Diagnose" option several times with administrative priv. (I am the administrator). Any clues as to how to proceed?

Thank You!

A:How to Enable/Disable eth0 Interface in 8.1?

A better description of a non-working desktop shortcut in Win 8.1....
Network connections to my wired DSL modem work fine, internet connection fine. As administrator, I have made a desktop shortcut to the Control Panel\Network Connections\Ethernet Network. The context menu of the shortcut does not update to reflect the status of the network connection (computer to modem connection).

Simply opening the Control Panel\Network Connections\Ethernet Network window (I can get there easily by choosing "Open file location") instantly updates the shortcut. The shortcut works if it is correctly updated (Enable/Disable). The shortcut is not pointing to a file as such, it indicates that the target is a long Hexadecimal number.

I don't think this is a permissions problem, and I'm not being asked to run the shortcut as administrator. It looks like a software issue at this point. I can't think of any troubleshooting method that would help on this question. Ideas?

Thank you,

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