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Laptop does not go to hibernate or sleep

I've got an Acer Aspire E1-572G laptop which has two graphic cores...Radeon HD 8750M & Intel HD 4400 So! What does that have to do with my problem you may ask! My laptop doesn't go to hibernate, ...
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1answer
50 views

Installing windows 7 on a new Samsung 840 EVO SSD

I was replacing a broken HDD with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. The instructions were all images as if it was a piece of furniture, with no instructions for a blank install, so obviously something went ...
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4answers
109 views

Need help finding drivers for HP laptop

I just downgraded my HP Pavilion 15-n284ca laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 7 (x64) and am now seeing the following two devices complain of not having the required drivers: Could someone point ...
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1answer
26 views

Disable ATI card on Acer Timeline 5810TG

This laptop has a huge problem: The switchable graphic card system (INTEL / ATI) can be configured in BIOS to use the ATI or the INTEL+ATI, but not the INTEL (low power). I want to move on to Windows ...
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1answer
55 views

USB driver problems (Windows 8.1)

Every time I turn on my laptop the USB ports don't work and the drivers have an error. In order to fix this I'm forced to start the Device Manager, uninstall all the USB drivers, open the Control ...
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1answer
61 views

HP Pavilion DV7: Keypad not working on Linux

I've recently got a HP DV7 laptop for free from a friend: As you can see in the picture, the laptop features a (modified) full size keyboard, including numeric key pad. The keyboard works as ...
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1answer
74 views

How do I update a Dell U2913WM driver?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 15.6" Laptop Laptop with Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 4400. I am using a VGA cable to extend the screen to my Dell U2913WM (set as primary screen). The native ...
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0answers
15 views

How do I disable new device detection in Windows 98? System freezes when installing ACPI Battery

So, I have Preperad an external USB HDD in VMWare with Windows 98 SE on it and unofficial Service Pack 1 and 2 installed. It works fine in the machine (windows 98 SE boots nice FROM USB! wow, in the ...
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1answer
35 views

uninstalling touchpad driver to use a mouse instead

I have a Synaptics touchpad on a Toshiba laptop but want to use a Logitech mouse instead. Is is safe to uninstall the Synaptic driver(s) for the touchpad, or will that make it permanently unusable if ...
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0answers
43 views

Why does ASUS G73sw hotkeys open program

I have windows 8.1 installed on my ASUS G73sw, when it had windows 7 I could press the buttons in the top left corner to adjust the screen colors and overclock the cpu. After I installed windows ...
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0answers
127 views

I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
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1answer
53 views

Laptop audio issues using boxes

I'm having a problem with my boxes. I have a sub woofer, which is connected with 4 boxes. The sub woofer is connected with the laptop. It used to work fine, beautiful sound through all the boxes. ...
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0answers
60 views

Forcely Turn on laptop screen backlight

I have a laptop with hybrid graphic card. As it is a bit old (2010) the support for it totally stopped, and i can't install the official AMD graphic card drivers as it complains that for notebook they ...
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0answers
659 views

Acer Aspire E1-522-3884 / Windows 8 Drivers / HDMI issues after swapping OS

I don't usually ask questions on forums like this but I am at a loss, so here goes. I've been trying to help my friend with an issue regarding his new Acer E1. I guess when he bought it, he ...
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1answer
242 views

How do I determine what hardware is in my laptop?

I've bought an HP Envy 15 laptop, used, from Amazon. It had Windows 8 installed, so I tried installing Windows 7 instead. There were a lot of problems with that installation (the screen flickered, ...
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2answers
36 views

Display a message on a monitor without using a laptop

Is there a cheaper, simple, smaller solution to having to use a laptop to drive my DELL LED monitor? All I want it to be able to do is say "Congratulations SO & SO". Maybe if it had some cool ...
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0answers
183 views

Power off discrete GPU on Windows without driver

I have a Lenovo Y560 with Core i3-380M (Intel HD 3000 integrated) and HD 5730. Now little story (you can skip this part). It first worked on Windows 7 with original Lenovo drivers. Then I switched to ...
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2answers
1k views

USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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3answers
378 views

windows 7 shutting down LCD backlight

I just formatted a Toshiba Satellite A300D-14R and installed Windows 7. In normal use it shuts down the backlight of the screen after some minutes, but, with a strong light in the room, you can still ...
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0answers
81 views

Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware

I have an ACER ASPIRE 5750-6636 and I'm trying to install windows (not an original OEM). When I try to install it gives an error as subject says. I've tried as per Microsoft KB article and used and ...
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0answers
86 views

Windows 7, sound is intermittently dropping

I have a Windows 7 laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (Conexant HD audio - don't know the exact chipset). I've just put it back into service for the kids to watch movies on after several months in ...
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1answer
214 views

enLaptop Overheating after installing win 8.1

I recently updated my laptop to Windows 8.1. Laptop overheats when I play HD videos and also while playing games.Sometimes it shuts down on its own. This wasn't the case when I was using Windows 8. ...
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2answers
123 views

Downgrade to Win7 from Win8(Pro) [duplicate]

I've just bought new laptop, it's an HP Pavilion 17-e072nr. But it turned out it was a refurbished one, at least not an untouched one. But it is unused, plastic films still on it, smells new etc. The ...
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3answers
545 views

Do i need to install all the drivers on my dell Windows 7 laptop? [duplicate]

I have recently reinstalled windows 7 on my DELL inspiron n5010 laptop. Do i need to install all the drivers listed on this page
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371 views

Update for Mobile Intel 4 series chipset family won't work for my VAIO CS (can't get OpenGL 2.0 to work)

I've installed a program that requires me to run OpenGL 2.0. I've bough my laptop in 2009 and OpenGL 2.0 was released in 2004 so I figure there has to be a way to get OpenGL 2.0 to work. (Current ...
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1answer
254 views

Unable to put laptop to sleep after installing AMD driver

I have HP Probook4540s Laptop with Core i5 processor, 8GB Ram and an AMD ATI Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Graphics card of 2 GB and I am running windows 8 pro x64. Thing is my graphics card driver doesn't ...
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3answers
512 views

I have “unknown PCI device” in Windows 7 device manager. What can it be?

I have just performed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my lenovo e330 laptop. I managed to successfully download and install most of its drivers, but still, a "PCI Device" ...
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1answer
281 views

Dell Studio 1558 working only on external monitor

First of all let me make this clear it's not a problem with the Laptop's LCD, I tried the display test, pressing 'D' during power on and the display was working, it showed the colors, etc. System ...
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2answers
334 views

VAIO Laptop goes to sleep

I have a VAIO laptop: VPCF13CGX, that has a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installed on it. It works fine but sometimes when i am working with it it suddenly goes to sleep. I must press a key afterward ...
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1answer
64 views

Black Laptop Screen

I have an issue where the screen on an HP HDX16 laptop is black. The information I've gathered so far is: It appears to have happened after an update, so it could be driver-related (NVIDIA 130M) ...
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0answers
202 views

bluetooth model doesn't work-dell inspiron n4030?

I have a problem when sending or receiving any file between my laptop (Dell Inspiron n4030 which runs Windows 7) and my mobile (Nokia C2). My mobile discovers my laptop but when trying to connect, my ...
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2answers
190 views

Windows 7 laptop - Jittery mouse

Toshiba Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop. The Synaptic touchpad that comes with the laptop has always been erratic, mouse jumps around all the time. So I disabled it (even removed the device ...
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0answers
594 views

Getting Fn hotkeys to work in windows 8 sony vaio laptop, originally built for windows 7

I have made a clean install on a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF22L1E/B), which originally had Windows 7. After installing the drivers for Windows 8 that Sony has provided, I realized that the fn + f# keys ...
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0answers
919 views

Acer One D270 10.1" Laptop very slow after Win 7 Ultimate upgrade

My laptop Acer One D270 is getting very slow (slow processing) after I upgrade from Win Starter to Win 7 Ultimate via Bios (as the win stater crash). I installed all the drivers Graphic driver is ...
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0answers
600 views

Display is dim after updating graphics driver

Tad bit of summary:So I have had the "pleasure" of owning an HP laptop for a few years now. Since HP does not update their drivers for a long time I was stuck with AMD 8.3 drivers. I recently updated ...
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3answers
2k views

USB port not working when I start my laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 n5050 laptop, 1.5 years old, with Windows 8 Pro installed on it. Recently I have been having some problems with the USB ports. When I start my computer and insert any USB ...
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2answers
251 views

How to select the Laptop correct driver [duplicate]

How can I choose the correct laptop Wifi Driver for my HP 630 Notebook laptop? I go to the relevant HP site and choose my operating system. It gives me the list of drivers but how would I know what is ...
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0answers
172 views

What happend on my Lenovo G770 while starting if the Display is black for about one minute

There is a Lenovo G770 with Windows 7 installed, every time I start the Notebook I get a black screen for about one minute after the Windows start Video is shown. I change the Grafiktyp in BIOS from ...
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2answers
915 views

Lenovo laptop network drivers

I'm installing a new Windows (XP or 7) operating system on my Lenovo laptop. I visited the Lenovo site for drivers, found the drivers suitable exactly for my laptop: ThinkPad Edge E430 (machine type: ...
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0answers
256 views

Synaptics touchpad: switch double and triple tap

I'm running Windows 7 on an Asus U36SG laptop, with Synaptics touchpad drivers installed (the one you retrieve on the Asus support page of the laptop). I couldn't find the option to configure double ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

What happens when you connect two HDMI output devices

With HDMI cables being symmetric and male-male, it is possible to connect two different HDMI output ports to each other, such as a DVD player to a laptop's HDMI output. What would happen if I were to ...
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3answers
205 views

Why are there multiple wireless driver for one notebook model

Today one of my friend called to ask me about installing wireless drivers on his freshly installed Windows system. I guided him to his notebook's manufacturer (Acer) where we discovered that there ...
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1answer
1k views

HP Pavilion G7-2325 Notebook PC Drivers Windows 7

I just bought a brand new HP Pavilion G7-2325 Notebook, removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. On HP's website they only offer Windows 8 drivers. The problem is that not all of the Windows 8 ...
1
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0answers
766 views

Automatically drop down volume when earphones plugged in?

In my old Dell laptop, running Windows 7, whenever I would plug an earphone in, the volume automatically drops down to what I have set in the past when the earphones were plugged in. The volume again ...
0
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1answer
408 views

Does the BIOS of a laptop still work if I upgrade the CPU from dual core to quad core?

If a particular laptop model's BIOS supports dual core processors with VXT virtualization and multithreading with turbo boost, then will it also support higher-end quad core processors with VXT ...
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2answers
491 views

Correct way to install drivers for a laptop?

I have Dell Inspiron 15 3rd generation laptop. It has an AMD Radeon 7670m GPU. The Dell drivers site has mentioned newer drivers for some hardware like CPU, AMD GPU, Intel GPU, touchpad, etc. In ...
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1answer
975 views

Dell XPS 15 fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off because of NVIDIA Drivers

Many threads with exactly the same problem: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19371524/19848260.aspx ...
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1answer
307 views

Error Code 32 After Swapping out a Hard drive on Windows 7?

My Asus G51Vx originally had one hard drive, a 320 GB drive. The laptop came with Windows Vista and I replaced it with Windows 7. Later I opened it up, voided the warranty, and installed a second ...
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1answer
203 views

Windows 7 DVD Driver

I’m trying to fix a friend’s laptop. The DVD driver is corrupted, so the optical drive doesn’t even show up as an option in Windows Explorer. Failed attempts so far… Microsoft Update seems to ...
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1answer
272 views

Fastest way to nuke HDD and reinstall OS to a laptop?

I have a HP Pavilion dv2000 that I want to sell. But before that, I want to nuke the HDD and reinstall WinXP. The HDD currently has two partitions, one containing the OS (in NTFS) and one called ...