Tagged Questions

Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
5 views

Windows 8: Avoiding the screen changing when closing the laptop lid

I have set my laptop to not sleep when I close the laptop lid (the 'do nothing' option in power settings). I have an external monitor attached (in 'extend my desktop' mode), yet when I close the lid, ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How do I play audio through my computer to my LG HBS750 (win 7)

I have a Dell Inspiron running Win 7 and a LGHSB750 bluetooth headset. I added the headset no problem however the headset never says connected. It does report connected when paired to my phone but ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Screen brightness maxes out automatically when watching videos or playing games

The screen brightness maxes out automatically each time I am wath videos or playing games on my laptop (a Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66HR). What i have done recently: I bought new Samsung Evo SSD ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Is this how a broken graphic card looks like?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW51JF model that comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphic card. The OS installed is Windows 7 sp2. It was working fine up until yesterday morning. It suddenly started to ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Error notebook samsung np300e4c Boot menu is empty

I have my notebook Samsung NP300e4c. When turned on yesterday it shows me a picture with the list of boot options menu and app, but the list of boot I get empty !!!! Entering BIOS recognizes my ...
-1
votes
1answer
18 views

How can I test my new laptop battery without special equipment?

I just bought a new battery for my Acer AO756 laptop. I couldn't find any high-capacity ones produced by my laptop's vendor, so I bought a product made by GreenCell. It doesn't seem to charge past 94% ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Change power plan in Windows after power failure (on notebook)

I have Windows 8.1 and would like to have my notebook automatically change the power plan to a different one when loss of AC is detected. How can I do this? Reason is because I have a pretty power ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Samsung laptop slowed down

I have a notebook NP550P5C from Samsung. It has impressive parameters: 8 GB RAM Intel i7 3610QM @ 2,3 GHz 904 GB HDD with 8 GB SSD It runs Windows 8.1 64bit. It used to be very fast but after 22 ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Installing Windows 7 Drivers

So I am installing Windows 7 (ultimate) on a Lenovo Thinpad SL410 via a bootable CD, and the windows installation was kind enough to let me know I need to install a driver. However, it fails to ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

IBM t60p with no OS crashes in live USB live CD and BIOS

So recently I decided to revamp my old t60p thinkpad. Replaced the display, replaced the heatsink and, today replaced the HDD. However, initially only the display seemed broken. After replacing it I ...
5
votes
2answers
441 views

AC not working properly

Yesterday evening i used my laptop without any issue, this morning i went to work and i have noticed that the AC charger is not working properly. This is the behavior: If i connect the laptop to ...
-3
votes
1answer
27 views

I closed my laptop and when I opened it the screen won't turn on at all but fans are spinning hard [closed]

Well I have a hp Pavilion 15 notebook pc that originally came with Windows 8, however I didn't really like it but was sluggish at times, then it had a problem where it would show "preparing automatic ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Installing a secondary drive in an HP Envy 17 laptop

I'm thinking about buying an HP Envy 17. I like its specs but unfortunately it doesn't come pre-equipped with an SSD. If I'm reading this HP manual correctly, it has a secondary SATA drive slot that's ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Microphone not working in laptop combo jack using a splitter adapter

I have an Asus X75VB, which has an combo audio jack, a.k.a. a Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack. I have initially bought a microphone which was supposed to work with PCs and laptops, but it didn't work ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

GPU programming with on-board GPU [on hold]

I'm considering buying a new laptop with an on-board GPU, without a separate GPU. But I'm not sure whether it will be capable to do some GPU programming. As I'm a computer science student, GPU ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

HP laptop doesn't power up

I am kindly asking for your help. I have an HP DV7T-6C00 laptop which doesn't power up at all. I have read various forum threads and they did not solve my problem that's why I'm opening a new one. It ...
-1
votes
0answers
10 views

Bandwitch usage of each device [closed]

I am tring to find a software that monitors the bandwith of each device that is connected to the wifi , i found some of them but non of them supports microsoft mini port adapter ,(i am using laptops ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Is downgrading to Window XP a great idea? [closed]

I bought my Samsung netbook (NT-NC110) operated by Window 7 starter about 3 yrs ago, waiting for my laptop to be fixed. When I used it for a while, I didn't noticed that it has a matter. Just 2 weeks ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

Why is my 3200x1800 laptop delivering a blurry image to my 1080p external monitor? (HDMI, Win 7)

I have a new Dell M3800 Laptop, screen resolution 3200x1800, and an external 1080p Samsung monitor. No matter what I do, the external monitor is slightly blurry. Laptop: Dell M3800 (the 3rd ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Switching hard drive in lenovo flex 2 14

I have a Lenovo flex 2 14 with mechanical hard drive. I bought an SSD to switch it but I encountered a problem opening the laptop. I followed the manual here: manual I started by removing the ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Insert the battery in a notebook connected to electricity?

I use to work on the netbook (Asus X53S) with no battery using the electricity cable. Sometimes it happened that I need to move the notebook and I would like to know if is it possible to insert the ...
1
vote
4answers
41 views

How to stop and start or restart background processes while restarting laptop

I am facing an issue on my laptop which is installed with windows 8.1 When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Was it possible to connect 2 IDE drives to old laptop?

So, IDE allows two drives co-exist on single cable in a Master/Slave mode. In old laptops, there was an IDE 44-pin port. Assuming that IDE slave is not taken by a CDROM, is it possible (with some ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Laptop not powering on

Two days ago, I was hurrying to an exam and had to walk in the rain, resulting to my backpack getting rained on. When I got home, there was a tiny amount of water on the side of my laptop, but it ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Troubleshooting LCD vertical+horizontal lines/freezing [closed]

I have an E-Series Vaio (Win8.1) laptop that is playing up - the (non-touch) LCD screen will display horizontal and vertical lines, and the display refresh ceases, and the colour slowly fades out, the ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Chrome Browser freezes on undocking

I'm running Chrome 38 on Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Chrome seems stable most of the time, but whenever I undock or dock from my docking station, I run the risk that Chrome will become ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Force-reset laptop battery statistics

On my Acer Aspire S3 laptop-of-almost-3-years BatteryInfoView says that the battery's capacity is at roughly 35%. So, whereas once it would hold for 4,5 hours, now it's down to 1:45 at best. However, ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

I formatted my hard drive, and I think I've killed the computer.

I know that there have been dozens of posts about booting troubles, and I've read my fair share of them, but nothing quite comes close to my specific problem. So recently a friend of mine got me ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How can I connect my android phone to the created wifi connection,phone stuck in optaining ip adress procces,WINDOWS 7

I just used some guides to create a wifi hotspot with CMD and I started my wifi connection. After that I shared the conection from my local area connection to that hotspot. The hotspot is enabled has ...
-1
votes
1answer
55 views

Can my laptops Intel HD 4400 display UHD on an external monitor?

I am the owner of a Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (15.6” Full HD Touch / Core™ i7) (http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/NP940X5J-K02US) It has a HDMI input and a Intel HD 4400 Graphics running ...
-1
votes
0answers
24 views

Lenovo Thinkpad E540 - Pointing Device [closed]

I'm thinking to buy Lenovo Thinkpad E540 from Lenovo US website. There I can see 2 options for choosing pointing devices. Please see the following img for your reference. ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Sony Vaio laptop Wi-Fi signal strength issue

I have recently encountered a strange problem with my 1½ year old Sony Vaio E Series laptop running Windows 8. When I keep the lid open at 90°, the Wi-Fi signal strength is full; i.e., 5 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to tell if your graphics card is functioning optimally?

My laptop is a couple of years old. It's a mid-range multimedia rig: Intel i7 2.2Ghz (2670QM allegedly), 16GB RAM and a GT 635M 2GB graphics card. I do a fair amount of gaming as well as multimedia ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...
90
votes
9answers
18k views

Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook? [duplicate]

When I buy new computers, I usually do a "burn-in" with 100% CPU load for, say, seven days, in a well ventilated place. This is to find out if the computer has problems before I invest time into ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Can't boot from an OEM Recovery, error mentions dynamic disk

I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I want to use his Recovery Tools by typing F10. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my partition of my ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Ubuntu 14.04 touchpad enabling/disabling with a double tap on top left corner on hp 350 g1

I'm using HP 350 G1 and on windows touchpad can be enabled or disabled with a double tap on the top left corner of the touchpad (where the LED light is) I'm wondering is it possible to make that on ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help, there is no bluescreen just the fixed screen and only long pressing of the power button ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Factory state recovery with RAID0-SSDs

Because of the usual security issues, I will try to reset my ASUS UX51VZ notebook to its factory state. Of course, this wont make any sense, if the main partition is not going to be formatted ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Use notebook discrete graphics card to push internal and external monitor

I have a ASUS n550jk notebook. After connecting a mini-display port to dvi monitor, the computer uses integrated graphics to push the monitor. Later on, i modified some of the configuration, the ...
-1
votes
2answers
23 views

Plugging 2 screens into a laptop [duplicate]

My laptop has only one VGA port, so I was wondering if I can just buy a "Y-cable" and plug in 2 screens? My graphic card is GeForce GT 640M LE. PS: I want to extend my screens, not duplicate them.
0
votes
0answers
58 views

How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

How to tell if my laptop will support a second monitor

I have a Toshiba Satellite P775(given by employer) and google isn't really giving me an answer about multiple monitors. Is there a way to tell if my laptop will support a second external monitor(3 ...
-1
votes
0answers
22 views

I spilled water on my laptop and now 3 key don’t work [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L745D and I spilled a little bit of water on it and now a day later 4 of the keys don’t work. I turned it upside own immediately and dried it off can I fix it or do I need ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Can't install Windows 8 on new Hard Drive Sony Vaio

I have a Sony E14127CN laptop. Its hard drive crashed, so I bought a new Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 hard disk as a replacement for the old Toshiba MQ01ABD075. But when I try to install Windows 8, it ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Laptop screen with horizontal lines, flicker, color change

I have hp Pavilion DV6-2157WM laptop. My screen recently started giving horizontal green lines that started from top of screen and move down. But today the whole screen color has started changing with ...