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

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Failing boot, accessing windows repair or factory reset on Windows 8.1 dell laptop

So my 8.1 dell laptop decided he doesn't want to boot anymore. When it's trying to boot normally, I see windows sad-face-blue-screen for 100ms and then it restarts and loads automatic repair. The ...
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows 10?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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Activate a Samsung laptopt's inbuilt webcam

I made a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4E-S02FR) and my inbuilt webcam is not detected by the system or any application (like Skype). I checked in the Device Manager ...
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my usb dissconect for 1 sec from laptop duting a voltage fluctuation

i live in india where there are 1 voltage fluctuation per minute. when my laptop is connected to ac and then a fluctuation occur my usb device disconnect , it works fine when my laptop is on battery ...
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Is it safe for keeping my laptop plugged in while updating to Windows 10 via windows update

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) Laptop with 6-cell battery and currently I'am Downloading Windows 10 via Windows Update from windows 7 home Premium-64 bit. But my Internet Speed is just 512 kbps ...
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Windows 8.1 hp laptop won't connect to wifi.

I recently came abroad with my family and am staying at a family members house while I'm here. Their wifi (a BT home hub router) has a password (wpa2), which I know. However, every time I try and ...
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Will windows 10 automatically detect my external tv/monitor?

I have a windows 8, now 8.1 hp laptop with a damaged screen. I wanted to know if I upgraded or did a clean install to windows 10, would it automatically recognize my external monitor/tv. When I had 8 ...
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Will keeping my new MacBook continously in charge damage the batteries? [duplicate]

I just bought a new MacBook, which I'm primary gonna use as a "desktop pc" (in office). Not always, but for large period of time (~ a month without moving it from my desk). I would like to ...
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Dell warranty in NZ [on hold]

I recently broke my laptop screen, and is still in warranty. I bought this laptop in China, and I'm now in New Zealand. Does any one know where or how can I solve this problem? Thanks a lot!!!
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Power Issue- Not charging

I have an Acer Aspire V5-571 that is not registering the charger is plugged in. The ac adapter is in perfect known working condition. I have replaced the power jack thinking that was the problem, to ...
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Intel Centrino 6205 WiFi adapter suddenly stopped working on Windows 8.1 Dell Latitude e6520

I have an over 4 year old Dell Latitude E6520 with Windows 8.1 (originally). Few days ago the WiFi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205) suddenly stopped working. What happened was, I closed the ...
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Black screen with cursor after successful Windows 10 upgrade

Last night I tried to upgrade my Lenovo G580 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 using the icon/reserve feature in the corner. It completed 100%, rebooted, asked me whether to use Express Settings ...
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What´s the correct order of driver installation for Notebook 5750-6464?

I was installing the drivers for the notebook Acer 5750-6464 and Windows Professional 64-bits, and I need to know the correct order of driver installation for it.
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Windows 10: Laptop display refuses to turn off

System: Clevo P157SM (Sager NP8255-S). I've just upgraded to Windows 10 Pro on my laptop and now the display refuses to turn off even if I lock the session or after the configured timeout (15 minutes ...
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when installing nvidia driver in windows 7 restarts

windows 7 works fine with standard VGA drive when installing Lenovo B450 NVidia driver after booting when desktop screen comes it restarts. please help to get rid of it.
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USB port stays powered after shutdown, since laptop overheated some time ago

My laptop has 4 USB ports: two USB 2, and two USB 3. It overheated for the first time a week ago (after an intensive gaming session), and one of my USB 3 ports, where I plug in my mouse, is now ...
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Is it possible to make a laptop behave as if it is working on battery?

Is it possible to make a laptop behave as if it is working on battery, while in fact it would be working on AC power? I have some HW problem with my laptop. It reboots for unknown reason every time ...
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U2442 laptop no power

I have a gigabyte U2442V that does not power up when I press power button... No LEDs are on. For some reason before its death I had to keep doing static discharges to make it work... A while after ...
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UEFI on HP laptop

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6c05er laptop. There is some "driver" called "UEFI support tools" on the official site, but it doesn't help me to use a UEFI instead of BIOS. Also BIOS menu is very shabby and ...
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How to speed up laptop ASUS K53E by software [on hold]

i made a fresh new installation of Windows 7, installed avg tune-up. any suggeston about speed up perfomance of it.
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is it possible to replace my laptop screen with a higher resolution screen? example: from 1368x768 to 1280x720 [duplicate]

I have a 5 years old Toshiba L505 core i3 laptop with these specifications http://i.imgur.com/NoMXonh.jpg?1 My screen is getting dimmer and colors aren't realistic anymore thus I'm using this ...
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Use an external laptop hard disk drive to a desktop

I'm a programmer and my choice of equipment is laptop. I have a personal laptop at home and a desktop and often (like every other day) I take some of my work home. Recently my laptop is damaged, so to ...
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Any laptop with full 101-keys keyboard [on hold]

So the title says it all. Are there any laptops with full 101-keys keyboard layout? Background: I'm a programmer and have been using QWERTY keyboard for the last 24 years. I haven't ever kept a ...
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Lenovo Y70 is very slow

Recently I purchased a Lenovo Y70 Touch with pre-installed Windows 8.1 for my girlfriend. It seemed to fit her usage as a casual gamer. However, it's become very slow, after a few weeks of usage. ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T410 does not turn on

I have a second-hand Lenovo Thinkpad T410. I put it to sleep overnight, and when I wake up it was powered off and it does not turn on anymore. Charger, battery, keyboard (and power key on it), ...
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Is it fine to not shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it? [duplicate]

Is it fine to not shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it?
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I spilled water on my laptop keyboard [duplicate]

I spilled water on my laptop keyboard and when I use the a or s key it acts as if I pressed both. I tied to shut off my laptop and leave it to let the water dry up, but the problem is still occurring, ...
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Laptop reboots with no reason

Here I have Acer 5750G laptop with core i7-2670QM upgraded CPU for three years ~Two weaks ago I had first instant reboot. Now laptop can work 15 minutes or 15 hours as well with very different load ...
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How long after a new processor is released does MSI update their laptops? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out a ballpark time when the skylake version of the MSI GT72 will be released. I've tried doing a quick search for MSI GT72 release date to see if I can track how soon MSI ...
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What if I never shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it? is that just fine? [closed]

What if I never shutdown my laptop, and just put the monitor down when I will not use it? is that just fine?
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Laptop not showing display

My laptop only shows a black screen, When I start, the power light and HDD light blink, but after 3 seconds, only the power light shows. I have hcl notebook l1044, Intel hm65 chipset, pentium b950 ...
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Is there a way to run apps/games only on discrete card of full amd laptop?

Subj. Dual graphics disabled. Windows power mode - high performance. Same in AMD Vision Engine CC's PowerPlay. Drivers was installed in "recommended" sequence - chipset and all other - first, ...
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gradual gamma correction to correct viewing angle instability

I have an Thinkpad e540 laptop whose display is very susceptible to the vertical angle at which you look at it. I have found out that the color distortion which happens at the top and at the bottom of ...
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Can't boot from optical drive Toshiba Laptop

So, I have an odd problem with a Toshiba satellite M45. The optical drive works fine inside the OS (windows XP), but I can't boot to it. Even when selecting it as the primary boot device in bios, as ...
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Ethernet LED blinks

I have HP 1000-1140ATU notebook PC. it has 2 Ethernet LED. One is White(glows when Cable is plugged and router is working.) second Orange which keeps blinking while Communication. Now my problem is ...
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Why has my laptop stopped reading DVD's?

My dad's Windows 7 Dell Inspiron laptop reads CD's just fine, but not DVD's. He used to watch DVD's on his laptop all the time, but now it won't even recognize the disk. File explorer says to insert a ...
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Is it okay to store a laptop for one year without taking any precautions [duplicate]

No precautions have been taken to store the computer. It is sitting upstairs on a bookshelf. It is an HP pavilion laptop. I read this Super User blog. I don't understand if this computer will ...
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How to lessen performance impact on Dell laptop with defective power system?

A few months ago, I replaced a broken cord for my Dell Inpsiron 15 laptop. The replacement cord (a slightly different model from the factory cord) worked perfectly until a week ago, when I started ...
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I'm looking to buy a laptop specifically for recording audio [closed]

So I am a voice actor and need to get a laptop SPECIFICALLY for recording audio. Are there any recommendations for software and hardware, or does it really not matter in the long term what kind of ...
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Suggest some laptop models [closed]

I am planning to buy a laptop(gaming) with this specification Ram 8GB Hard disk 1TB Graphic card 2GB Processor i5 Kindly suggest me some good laptop models.
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HP Pavilion g6 2231TX starts when lid open then shutdown

I have HP Pavilion g6 2231TX laptop. It worked well but today morning, when I want to start my laptop, it won't. The power led lights up but nothing display in the screen when I open up the lid. After ...
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Asus Zenbook UX305 video driver repeatedly crashes

Multiple times a day I get this error: "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". The screen goes black for a few seconds and all programs that rely on the GPU shut down (Google Maps ...
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Is keeping a laptop connected to power supply harmful for its battery? [duplicate]

I heard that charging a Li-Ion battery all the time is practically harmful for the battery and significantly reduces its useful capacity over time. Is this true? Should I disconnect the power cord ...
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Laptop shutting down without overheating

I have a 3 years old laptop, and since a while it keeps shutting down after a while without overheating, well that's what i think, the laptop doesn't get warm or whatsoever, also there are no error ...
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Acer Aspire 5720z fan won't run unless I let it warm up then shutdown and restart machine

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.2 on my Acer Aspire 5720z laptop. Prior to that I had been running Ubuntu for several years, the last version being 14.04. The laptop cooling fan ran ...
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My HP 4540s only boots to BIOS when it's COLD — I have to chill it in the freezer first [closed]

I have a 2 year old HP Probook 4540s, core i5. It is dual-booted with Win 8.1 and Mac 10.9.5. Has run stable for the 1 year I've owned it. The other day I got a "Fan Error 90B" on startup. Inspected ...
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Running another OS on company laptop

Here comes a description of my scenario, requirements and possibilities. Scroll down a bit for the actual questions. I want to run an another OS on my company owned laptop, no one else use it but ...
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Is the “free” Windows 10 upgrade a virus?

Seriously. Is it a virus? It looks so much like an ad! What do I do? Do I sign up or buy it myself? I have absolutely no idea. One day, boom. "GET WINDOWS 10 FREE NOW!!!!!" Just seems so much like an ...
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Inspiron powers down at random

I have a Dell Inspiron 5348 that shuts down at random as if the plug is pulled. I ran the diagnostics and no fault was found. I have tried various power outlets in the building but that doesn't ...
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How much does an SSD drive affect multi-tasking performance in an advanced laptop? [closed]

I am curious whether it would be beneficial for me to buy an SSD drive for my new laptop. It is a Lenovo ThinkPad E540-F 8 Gig Ram Core i7 (MQ) – 6 meg cache My typical usage is ...