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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Advice on Dev Laptop (Lenovo W530) for Mobile Development

I am ordering a Lenovo W530. It is going to be used mainly for mobile (iOS, Android & Win Phone) and backend development. A lot of VMWare virtual machines of course. But not over 2 concurrent ...
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Where did the Undock laptop option go in Windows 8.1?

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.1 and have some trouble finding features. In Windows 7 under the Shutdown menu, there was an option to undock my laptop (as well as Sleep, Hibernate etc.). Now ...
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Extremely laggy touchpad after drop EDIT : After plugging to power source

LOOK at EDIT 4 at first! I dropped my laptop - Acer Aspire 5742z and everything works fine but the touchpad. It looks like touchpad send the information about position of finger every 500 ms or ...
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Computer waking up from sleep in frequent intervals, no solution found yet

I have an Asus laptop (Q501LA) with Windows 8.1 installed (upgraded from Windows 8). Throughout the day when the laptop is on, it wakes up by itself from sleep. This problem has occurred both in ...
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How to control fan speed using SpeedFan?

The CPU fan in my laptop is running too fast. I wish to control the speed manually to my preference, at times. Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of my laptop configuration: And here is how SpeedFan ...
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connecting monitor to docking station

I recently got one of these docking stations (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FIKV524/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It all works perfectly (keyboard, mouse, speakers, printer), ...
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Win 7 Ignores Sleep Settings - Sleeps Intermittently

Here's my environment: Lenovo W520, Win 7 Pro 64-bit (SP1) 20Gb memory connected to external keyboard, trackball and monitor through a KVM switch (various other machines/monitors on the KVM). Here's ...
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Fan keeps running! Dell Inspiron N7010

I keep upgrading my laptop and still the fan continues to run ridiculously too loud and too often. It's a Dell Inspiron N7010, I upgraded the HDD to SSD, added 8 GB's of RAM, installed a new faster, ...
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Headphone not working on Dell Laptop with Windows 7

My headphone has suddenly stopped working. I am not getting any sound from the headphone. I tried 3 different working headphones. I have dual boot option with Ubuntu & Windows 7. The headphone ...
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Samsung Series 3 Laptop won't shut down?

It's been happening for a couple of days, but my laptop won't shut down or restart, it always says I'll lose work and asks to shut down anyway. Even though I still click shut down, it doesn't. ...
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ASUS hotkeys keys no longer work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My ASUS VivoBook S500C came with Windows 8 pre-installed, and the hotkeys worked fine, such as volume controls, brightness, etc. However, after an upgrade to Windows 8.1, I can't seem to get it ...
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Lenovo G570 restarts randomly

My Lenovo G570 began to randomly restart once or twice a day about two weeks ago. It stopped for a few days and then started doing it again. I don't get a BSoD, it just restarts and gives me the ...
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Faint beeping sound from laptop

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad W530 and occasionally, when I start up the laptop I hear a faint beep noise coming from inside the laptop itself. What is the source of this noise? How can I stop it? I've ...
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Screen goes black after some seconds

I have an HP Compaq Presario CQ61-310SD Notebook. And when I start my computer on the highest brightness, my screen would go dark after a few seconds. I can hear that moment that it goes dark. I've ...
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Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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Notebook running hot with ArchBang

This is my first installation of Arch, so I may have forgotten something. After booting it, the laptop quickly starts to became hot. I've been reading documentation on Arch wiki, but didn't found ...
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Black screen at startup

When I switch on my laptop (which was initially shut down), I am getting black screen for 30 seconds after which windows 7 logo appears and after that login is requested. What should I do to correct ...
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How to work around laptop graphics card failure?

I've got an old IBM R52 laptop who's graphics card just completely failed. Is there any way to get a graphics card that plugs into the Expresscard slot? I'm not talking about the ViDock, but a ...
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My computer randomly stops being able to connect to anything outside my local network (Windows 7)

I periodically become disconnected from the internet, in the middle of using the internet. (Windows 7 laptop) No external websites open Pinging anything outside of the local network results in the ...
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Memtest 86 for my laptop errors 'memtest86 unexpected interrupt halting

I have a huge problem with my ICOM PrestogeBook laptop. Its parameters: Mobo: Compal IFL90 CPU: Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 2500 MHz 4 GB RAM, 2x2GB Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 ...
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Force notebook fans to run at 100% all the time

RivaTuner doesn't detect my dedicated graphics chip (AMD 7470M) which seems to control the fans, so I can't force fan settings. SpeedFan is unable to display the RPM and has no effect, and my ...
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Window 7 is crashing (ACER Laptop)

I have a question regarding Windows 7 and determining the possible causes for it crashing. I have a ACER laptop which I purchased 1 year ago with Window 7 installed on it. It has worked fine, but ...
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New Laptop LCD inverter Fitted but Brightness Controls not Working

The inverter board for my laptop (Vaio FE series) LCD panel is buzzing loudly when the brightness controls are adjusted down though not when on maximum. There is also screen flickering so I suspect ...
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Can I prevent Windows 7 from restoring my brightess setting when the power state changes?

I have a question regarding Windows 7. I have set different values for the screen brightness when on battery and when on AC power (in the power plan settings). If I manually change the brightness of ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From Hard Drive

I have a Gateway laptop model MX 35604. It was extremely slow and full of spyware so I decided to re-format the hard drive with the original CD. I did a complete format and everything seemed to work ...
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Gateway Laptop boots to BIOS, but not OS

I have a Gateway MP8708. These are the following symptoms: able to boot to and enter BIOS can change BIOS settings and remembers them does not show any problems during BIOS boot can push F10 to ...
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Chrome renderes black tabs when switching monitors

There are many reports on Chrome showing black pages - most are related to a specific GPU, or page. In my case I can easily recreate it. I have a Dell Windows laptop, which I use closed in a docking ...
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query related to RAM

I am currently using DELL XPS laptop and from some days back whenever install any new game it displays that my RAM is too low to run the game.My laptop has 2nd generation corei7 2.0 GHz processor, 8 ...
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Enter key on ASUS Taichi is intermitent

My girlfriend recently got an ASUS Taichi. I have been setting it up and putting programs on it for the last day, and I have noticed that sometimes the enter key just doesn't work. It is not just ...
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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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Windows should display warning when on battery

I have purchased my first laptop recently. But, the problem is many times I forgot to connect it to power supply. Due, to which all of my battery get exhausted and I get warning when it is only 10% ...
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Lost passwords after running PC cleaner in firefox V21.0

I have been really stupid and let this cleaner run. The profiles in appdata roaming are missing passwords etc. But is it possible to get them back from the appdata local profile folders?
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Laptop Screen Only Runs External In Bios

My laptop screen runs blank. I sent it to get fixed and it came back working okay for a day now it has broken again. I took it back and he said he was unsure, possibly motherboard or screen issue. ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - fruit pulp got in around docking socket, black screen

Banana pulp got into the laptop through the docking socket area. Already disassembled the laptop, and cleaned as much pulp as I can see from the bottom side of the motherboard, as well as surrounding ...
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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 ...
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Headphone jack issue on windows 8

Just this morning I was using my computer normally. Then I started having a problem on my laptop, and I am not getting any audio on my headphones or external speakers. Yet, they are detected: when I ...
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HP Pavillion dv5000 inverter input voltage

I have a dv5000. Everything looks fine and working okay, except the backlight doesn't work. I tried it with new inverter and a new display, with no success. I measured the voltage input to inverter, ...
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Laptop screen entirely gray

My son's 6 year old Toshiba Satellite A205 S5871 laptop only shows gray now on boot up. He took it to school for a project and he said he didn't drop it or anything but it stopped working there. Now ...
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GPU-Z shows Intel OpenCL bug in HP laptop

This is in relation to my previous question where I asked about a skipping mouse movement. So far, I have done this: Update my ATI Mobility Radeon 4550's drivers from ATI's website (and not HP that ...
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Windows 7 laptop suddenly very slow; cannot determine cause

I am working on a friend's laptop that became suddenly slow - to the point of not being usable. Boot time is fine, but Windows 7 takes forever to load and run. It is an HP Pavilion dv6. Here is the ...
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Weird behavior of RJ45 port of my laptop

I have a broadband connection from a cat5 cable connects directly to my laptop. It was working perfectly fine till yesterday. Suddenly I can see that when I am connecting the cable to my laptop the ...
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Problems with headphones in linux

I can't get sound through headphone port on laptop. I use HP Compaq 6730b with Linux Debian Squeeze on board. On Windows 7 (another PC) headphones work normally. Internal laptop speakers also work ...
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After hibernate, can't turn on laptop

I can't turn on laptop after hibernation. Usually one of power light is glowing when laptop is plugged with adapter. Even when it is not yet turned on, the light is glowing. This time, it is not ...
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How can I confirm my new notebook battery is genuine?

I have just purchased a replacement for HP DV6 Pavilion laptop battery from a local store in my country. I am not sure that the battery is genuine. How can I check and confirm that the battery is ...
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How do I change power settings on my laptop to hear audio while running on battery?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with Windows 7. I can hear sound when my laptop is powered up on AC power. While on battery power I can not hear streaming media, such as YouTube. I was informed that I ...
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How do I perform a clean install with an SSD cache

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio T series Ultrabook that has a 24GB SSD cache that uses the ExpressCache software from DiskKeeper. It looks like this is an OEM only solution and I don't see any ...
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Share internet connection with LAN TV (one step further to use it with Android device)

I have bought a LED TV with LAN port. I successfully shared the wireless internet connection from my laptop to the TV with a LAN cable and now the TV is free to browse internet sites and play anything ...
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Entire Desktop Deleted

I have a question, and I am sorry if I don't perfectly articulate it and have any sort of propriety in doing so--I am frantic, right now! In my "downloads" folder, I had a desktop icon that I didn't ...
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Laptop Takes 10-30 minutes to boot up— to even get to the manufacturer/bios logo screen. What's going on?

Everything seems to work like normal once it actually boots up. I can go through log in, surf the web, run applications etc. I can even reboot it! But if I turn it off (and leave it off) for a ...
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laptop keyboard backslash key stuck?

My laptop keyboard backslash key seems to have got stuck. If i open notepad it continuously starts writing. It stops for a while and starts again. But if i try to press the back slash key it does not ...