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Problems with dual boot

I have windows-8 on dell inspiron. I dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04 Windows and ubuntu share the same partition ("Local Disk C"). From then, I am facing a lot of problems. 1. PC hangs suddenly. 2. ...
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Shift + \ is not working

I can't type "|" with Shift + . I checked typing every other key with both left and right shifts and there weren't any problem. It was perfectly working yesterday. Is it some kind of a hardware ...
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Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
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1answer
21 views

Why does my laptop Bluray drive not read any discs?

No disc put into my drive will read. If I double-click in My Computer it ejects and asks me to insert a disc. CD, DVD, Bluray, video, audio, or data. Same results. I have an Asus N35SV laptop with ...
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Some key combinations no longer work

I don't know how this happened, but I can't use shift+R, nor can I use shift+1, 2, 3, 4. I tried creating another user to see if the problem is there too, but for them it works fine. I can't use ...
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2answers
37 views

Using OEM key from a preinstalled windows copy

I have a lenovo laptop running linux. I have the OEM key for win7 (looks like numbers-OEM-numbers-numbers) that came with the laptop. Can I reinstall Windows 7 from my USB drive and use the OEM key to ...
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21 views

USB mouse incredibly slow on brand new laptop

Just purchased a Dell Latitude E6540 with a ~16" screen (Windows 7). The mouse is terribly slow, even after adjusting it in Mouse Properties (Pointer Options -> Motion -> Fastest). To move the mouse ...
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1answer
23 views

Notebook not booting

My problem is with my Samsung NP-N150 Notebook. It operates with a Windows 7 starter. I have never had any problems with it in the past. The issue is that it will not boot up. The battery on my ...
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31 views

Windows 7 Ultimate - “File not found” error when deleting file from Desktop [closed]

I am using windows 7 ultimate. How can I delete a "file not found" on my desktop. I tried editing the registry, but to no avail. Used software registry revival and other cleaners, also without any ...
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0answers
19 views

Dell Inspiron 7737 with Windows 7 Wlan connection fail

I just got my new Dell Inspiron 7737 Laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. I found all the drivers coresponding to this model and all drivers are working well. Now my problem is: First time I ...
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3answers
57 views

Reducing brightness of specific pixels on laptop screen

My laptop's screen has a couple of small bright spots. They are obnoxious but I don't want to have to buy a new laptop or replace my current one's screen. I suspect that the bright spots could be ...
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0answers
15 views

Dell Latitude E5430 with PR03X Dock not recoginizing ext HD through eSATA port.

Well I have a Samsung HD103SIf TB drive that originally came in an ext usb caddy. I used it with an older Dell Laptop running Windows XP, worked fine til one day it would not power on. Long/short, I ...
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1answer
16 views

Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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1answer
31 views

Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...
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1answer
14 views

Network (gigabit wired or wifi) utilisation very low ~5% on Windows 7 laptop

I've got a HP Pavilion G6 which has decent specifications: Quad core, 8GB DDR3 ram, SSD, etc I've got a problem with the networking. The inbound speed doesn't climb much above about 4% network ...
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20 views

I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own

I am using this Dell N 5030 laptop for last 4 years.Recently I changed my hard disc & now I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own It opens files closes ...
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5 views

WLAN dies irregulary; how to investigage the reasons? Win7x64-Pro

Since a couple of weeks my WLAN just quits. Every page loads really long (as in request is sent but answer never arrives) and to open the Network icon next to the time is impossible. It seems to me a ...
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0answers
32 views

Can I prevent my Windows laptop from waking up when the lid opens?

My laptop (a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 running Windows 7) regularly wakes from a sleep state in my bag, draining battery and overheating badly (even when I make a point to leave the fans unobstructed by ...
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38 views

My Laptop does not dectect wifi in some areas on my home

My laptop has always been fine i have used it for a long time with no problems with wifi, then all of a sudden it can no longer detect any wifi networks once i take my laptop upstairs. i have other ...
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1answer
36 views

Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
0
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1answer
107 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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0answers
22 views

Is it possible to run windows media player on samsung series 7 TV

I just purchased a series 7 Samsung 2014 LED TV. In the user manual on page 21 I noticed a STILL IMAGE WARNING. Needless to say I was not happy reading to avoid displaying the same TV Channel and ...
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2answers
101 views

How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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2answers
126 views

Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
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12 views

toshiba satelite laptop keeps goin to static screen randomly for no apparent reason but runs fine in safe mode

So I turn on my Toshiba Satelite c660 laptop and sometimes I get static screen before even booting up, other times it will boot, seem fine then suddenly after say 30 minutes or an hour or even 10 ...
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18 views

Folder not getting deleted from desktop, gives error “folder is being accessed by other application”

I have 2 folders on my desktop, which doesn't get deleted no matter what i try i get this same error "This folder is being used by another application", I can't rename, I can't change location of ...
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40 views

Laptop sometimes powers off during sleep; trouble diagnosing

I am trying to diagnose some issues with a friend's Lenovo IdeaPad U350 (3-4 years old), running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit: Laptop turns itself off sometimes shortly after sleeping. Generally running ...
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0answers
52 views

Opening my laptop makes a horrible screeching sound, how do I remove it?

When I open (the lid) of my laptop, a horrible high pitched screeching sound comes on. How do I remove it? It only happens when I open the laptop, but not closing it. I have disabled sounds in ...
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1answer
33 views

SSD Causing Battery To Die Almost Instantly?

I'm a little stumped a what the problem is. I recently got a used a laptop and I swapped out the 500GB 5400RPM hard drive for a PNY 120GB SSD drive. When I unplug the power from the laptop, the ...
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2answers
23 views

Rained on Sony Vaio Laptop screens black

So I left windows open while i was gone for a few days, my laptop happened to be underneath them. It rained and got my laptop wet except it was plugged in, it didn't short out wasn't that wet at all. ...
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43 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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2answers
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Laptop turns off immediately after power on

I have an oldish HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. The screen is busted so I use it for general media and server tasks. It's running Windows 7. The machine has never given me an issue. When I turned it on this ...
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36 views

Video is pixelated on my old HP G60 laptop

I've taken my usual computer in for repair, which was a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 64-bit. I'm now using an HP G60 notebook with Windows 7 32-bit. I'm noticing a problem that any video files I watch ...
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4answers
136 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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HP G60 notebook making high-pitched whining noise constantly

I've had this laptop for about 5 years. It has windows 7 installed. I had it repaired once a couple years ago. Anyway I always remember it making this high-pitched whirring/whining kind of sound when ...
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1answer
22 views

Laptop Hanging During Updating

I have a HP Probook 6560b Laptop computer running Windows 7 64bit and after a fresh reinstall, I installed various software that my company requires, I then hit shutdown to kick off the updating ...
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1answer
52 views

Is it possible to show a warning when laptop battery gets down to 20% remaining battery life? [duplicate]

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 7. When running on battery power, an alert pops up when the battery goes below 7% remaining battery life. Within 5 minutes of hitting 7% it goes into sleep mode. I ...
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18 views

use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop [duplicate]

Can I use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop? My thinkpad t61 has non-working screen. I use it with external monitor. But that does not show me win 7 dual boot option ...
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1answer
63 views

Windows 7 stuck on shutting down

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home edition. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, the process of windows shutting down has become slower and slower. A couple of days ago, it stopped altogether. ...
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3answers
89 views

RDP for High DPI Monitors?

A client is having some problems with their laptop. They use RDP to remote into their work PC, but the laptop they are using is a small 13" Sony Vaio laptop, but with 1920x1080 resolution. Everything ...
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3answers
142 views

Brightness adjuster not found in control panel

I cant seem to find the brightness adjuster in my laptop after I reformatted it with windows 7 ROG Rampage(64 bit). My laptop is HP Pavilion dm4-1209tx. I also checked with the HP website and my ...
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0answers
47 views

Change GUID on Dell E6420

I'm working in a school who have recently updated to Windows 7 and purchased a whole batch of new laptops. While everything else works swimmingly, there are 6 laptops that appear to have the same BIOS ...
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0answers
39 views

obscure no hdmi connection, related to intel integrated graphics hd 4000?

I use a MSI gt60 laptop (i7, gtx 675mx) connected to a Ssus vk228 monitor via hdmi. I've had no problems for about a year but last month the monitor suddenly stopped being recognized by the laptop. I ...
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133 views

Windows 7 won't boot, stuck on \disk.sys

My friend has a problem with her laptop. I offered her my help, but unfortunately I can't fix it. The thing that happened is that once she started her Toshiba, it show a blue screen with some ...
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PCMan increases file size dramatically on destination drive (data rescue attempt (win7 not booting after crash)

1TB hard drive does not fit onto 1TB external drive Over a week ago, my busy PC crashed whilst a number of applications were running. Since then, Windows has been suffering from dementia and ...
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1answer
99 views

Windows 7 Not Booting After Moving Partition

I have a Sony Vaio laptop. After using GParted to move the primary Windows partion, the laptop no longer boots, saying 'Operating system not found'. I don't have a recovery disc and the only other ...
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0answers
152 views

Failing to install .net-framework 3.5 on Windows 7 32 bit

I have installed Windows 7 32 bit on my laptop but I have an app that prompts me to install .net-framework 3.5 sp1 before i install it but i tried to follow up enabling from tje turn on or off in the ...
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2answers
65 views

Wireless Capability Is Turned Off [closed]

I have tried many ways to turn on the wireless capability, but finally it can't make it. I do not know what happened. Last month I just sent it to the shop for the same problem. Is it a driver problem ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

SSD stopped working in laptop but works in other laptop

Strange thing happening in my dell xps l701x - I have been using it for years now with a hdd and sdd in it. The other day, I powered down and went out. Came back to find it would not boot into ...