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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Asus laptop shows only BIOS

My laptop always takes me to BIOS setup menu no matter what I do. I restored changes, tried everything and I hear the CD spinning but won't boot up the Windows 8 installation disc. It spins and spins ...
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Laptop CPU Frequency Dropping

I am looking for some help on what is going on with my laptop. Whenever I try to play a game on this machine the CPU will not reach its max frequency (2.5 GHz non-turbo, 3.6 GHz turbo) and instead sit ...
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Smart prevention of sleep/screensaver when connected to projector?

When I connect a laptop to a projector, I usually don't want it to go to sleep/screensaver mode while the projector is plugged in (I'm a teacher; my fellow teachers are in the same boat). I'm looking ...
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My hp laptop G6 2304tx shuts down suddenly after installing ubuntu along side previously added Windows 8.1?

My laptop is model hp 2304 tx.It had windows 8.1.I use grub2 for booting.It works fine on ubuntu but it shuts down suddenly while using Windows 8.1.It is happening recently after I installed ubuntu ....
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Keyboard holding down 4 button [closed]

How do I disable my laptop keyboard so i can use a usb keyboard without the 4 button being held down on the laptop keyboard. This renders my usb keyboard useless. I can't go into settings cause it ...
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How to make sure whether my laptop is running on 'Intel 6th Generation' processor or any other ordinary processor?

I just bought a Lenovo laptop from an authorized multi-brand retail outlet. I specifically asked the shop representative that I want a laptop which runs on any of the 'Intel 6th Generation' processor....
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I want to set the FN key on my laptop to toggle

What I want to do, is to set the Fn key as a toggle (same as caps lock). I was thinking this should be possible through registry, but I do not have enough knowledge of it to fix this. (Could also be ...
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What type of laptop connector is this?

Does anyone know what type of connector is this? This connector it`s on a old toshiba laptop, which have just HDD, DVD-ROM and 2 USB connectors.
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Busted nVidia graphic card on laptop

I've got Inspiron 3442 (i5,500GB,8GB,Intel HD4400/nVidia 820M). Few weeks back the display went black. So I tried a fresh installation of Windows. It was working fine, until I installed the Intel ...
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Is pairing an i5 6200U with 16 GB of RAM a bad idea?

Every site (except for one) I look on, the allowable/offered combinations of processor (i5 or i7) and RAM (8 or 16 GB) are as follows: i5-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 16 GB What I want is an ...
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Caps Lock only works for certain letters?

A very weird problem. For the letters a, o, s, and u, caps lock leaves them lowercase; it works for every other letter. I noticed it 3 weeks after getting the computer; I have a 1-year warranty. Any ...
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Laptop turning off after 30 to 40 minutes

My Dell Inspiron 5537 turns off after working for about 30 to 40 minutes. There seems to be no heating problem.Fan is working all right. No battery issue because same thing happens on direct power ...
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Laptop - Screen sometimes stays black after “display off”

My laptop is currently set to never go to sleep (on either battery or plugged in) but I do have it power off the display after 10 minutes(battery) or 20 minutes(plugged in) Most of the time, it works ...
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Lenovo webcam/camera option?

I am selecting options for a Lenovo laptop, and under the CAMERA section, it gives two options: "0.3MP webcam with MIC" Or "720p HD Camera with MIC" What is the difference b/w the two? What's the ...
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Laptop not booting from any bootable device (UEFI broken?)

I was trying to install Debian in a dual boot with the already installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Now when I boot up the PC it shows the Dell logo and the options to press F2 for Setup and F12 for ...
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Can I restore a Sony Vaio laptop from only an Auslogics (Vaio Care) backup?

Due to an HDD failure I've lost my Vaio rescue partition. I've also lost my rescue DVDs due to media degradation (5 years is too long for some DVD-R media). I have managed to reinstall Windows with a ...
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How to bypass automatic repair on an acer laptop to get to bios?

When I boot the computer, it automatically goes into repair mode, eventually reaching a screen saying "Reparing hard disk errors. This can take over an hour" (or something like that, the actual text ...
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Making sure my desktop is locked when it goes into sleep mode

Is there a way to install some kind of a hook that'd make sure xlock or a similar program is called before my laptop goes to sleep, regardless of the origin of the request (calling pm-suspend from a ...
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Ethernet LAN Port broken on HP Compaq 6730s. What model is compatible to mine?

My little brother broke the Ethernet LAN port on HP Compaq 6730s. I wanted to order this part, but I can't anywhere find the part for this model. I found this on E-bay: HP Compaq 6720S - Ethernet LAN ...
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While play audio from phone via bluetooth, I need to keep windows (system tray) media play on top of other windows

I play music through my pc from my phone via bluetooth. I am looking for a setting to keep the windows media player on top of all windows. I am also looking to control player with media keys or ahk ...
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Dead wi-fi receiver on laptop, is there a product to receive a wi-fi signal and convert to wire signal? [closed]

Wi-fi on my laptop (Dell) computer died after being flaky for a few months. My computer is out of warranty. There must be an external device that is a wi-fi transceiver that converts to/from a wire ...
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Hard disk makes strange 'semi rotary' noise but laptop works fine.

The exact nature of the sound is like the one made by phones with dials (remember those?) when small numbers like 1,2 and 3 are dialed. The noise is audible only when there is good amount of silence, ...
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Trying to work with 2 Displays on Windows 10

I am trying to work with 2 monitors on my Win10 Laptop. One being the main laptop screen ofc and the other a LED TV I recently bought. Now when I connect them via HDMI and select "Extend these ...
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What does Max Supported Size for RAM actually mean?

I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM in an Acer Aspire 5253-BZ602. This is what the CNet specs page says: Max Supported Size 8 GB So what does that actually mean? Can I put a single 8GB stick in one ...
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Disable light sensor of Webcam which lights up LED

I use an external webcam with pre-built LED lights which light up in low-light situations. The light sensor is on the top of the webcam. The software supplied with the webcam doesn't have a function ...
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Enable bluetooth on Dell Latitude E5450 laptop

I have Linux and Windows 10 on my laptop. Linux sees my Bluetooth device. But I can't find one under Windows. Trying to solve poblem with Dell Command Update It downloads something and runs, but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 laptop hanging, requires powercycle

I'm seeing a weird situation where my new Dell Inspiron laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 is unpredictably hanging, and I can't seem to figure out why. I haven't observed any consistent behaviour that ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Use a TRRS aux port as analog video output

I found a 4 pin (TRRS) aux cable lying around with 3 RCA outputs (video and 2 channel audio. It was originally made for a Xbox 360. This got me to wondering: Would I be able to have video output ...
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Cursor has disappeared

I have a Lenovo laptop my cursor has disappeared on my screen, and I don't know why! I can't make or change any activities that are needed for the program that it is stuck on. I've turned my computer ...
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Spilt coke on my lenovo laptop any chance for it to get fixed? [duplicate]

I spilled less than half a cup of coke on the right side of the keyboard. At first all the keys were working. Then, when clicking "w" it types "2" and some other keys stopped working. I dried ...
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CPU reaching 98C when using Google Hangouts

When idling my laptop is 45 - 50C, when browsing it is 55 - 70C and when watching HD videos it is 75 - 87 and when doing a hangouts call (with HD on my webcam) it is 93 - 98C. The laptop is very loud ...
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Batteries react strangely

A school has several identical laptops bought 5 years ago: Fujistu Lifebook model A530 Since several weeks ago, around 50% of them randomly turn off after 1 to 5 minutes: The shutdown is sudden: ...
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Minimum PC/Laptop requirement for install Vagrant

Can you tell me references about the minimum requirements to install Vagrant. Cause I can't find at official site Vagrant
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Windows 10 boot loop during setup of new Notebook (HP Pavillon 15)

I recently bought a new notebook, a HP Pavilion15-ab216ng (i7-5500U + 450GB SSHD). It came without Windows (only Free DOS), so today I tried to install it. Setup went fine, I removed all partitions ...
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Battery Stops Charging Randomly

I have a Lenovo E540 running Windows 10 x64. For quite a while now, I've been having problems with how the battery charges. When I plug it in, it will always start charging - maybe for only 30 ...
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Using Windows OEM License key on another Laptop [duplicate]

I have an older Toshiba R-800 laptop that's dying. Before I dispose the laptop, I want to recover the Windows License key. This laptop was given to me at my previous workplace and at some point, they ...
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Lenovo Laptop Monitor

I have a Lenovo E550 laptop and have a problem when using an external monitor - The problem is the monitor turns blank intermittently for 1-2 seconds and turns on again at random interval. I was using ...
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Disable laptop num lock

I have an HP EliteBook that is sometimes docked. When the laptop is undocked, I generally do not want the num lock to be on. It would prevent me from entering normal letters. When the laptop is ...
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Laptop screen backlight usually doesn't work

Note: This question is very similar to Laptop monitor being very dark, no backlight?, but contains more information that hopefully might be useful. Two years ago, I bought an Asus X83V laptop from a ...
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ASUS Q501L Laptop Won't Boot

Initially when I received this laptop (manual here), plugging it in would cause the power light (the white led below the white line image of a light bulb), the battery LED would turn orange (the led ...
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Fixing time error

I have a hp dv7 series 3050 laptop. Recently, I left it on charging on standy mode and someone unwillingly disconnected the charger and it turned off. At the restart I noticed that the time was ...
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ThinkPad T520: screen is constantly white after closing the lid without turning the laptop off

Today my ThinkPad T520 stopped showing anything, it always shows the white screen. How it happened: in my Linux Mint, I verified that when I close the laptop lid, it enters Suspend mode, and when I ...
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Screen brightness in Power Plan setting keeps resetting

I have an HP Probook 650 with Windows 7 Professional. In the Power Plans, the default is CentraStage which works well for my needs except the screen brightness setting, which doesn't seem to "stick" ...
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Deactivate power-saving mode when HDMI is plugged in

My Problem is that I have an external screen which I plug into my laptop via HDMI. Now when my Laptop turns of the screen after the normal-15-minute-ish timeout, it also cuts the powersupply to the ...
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Hard drive failure recovery

Yesterday my family's laptop's hdd gave out and stop working. When the computer is turned on it says Checking Media [fail]. After I go into the BIOS settings is says Fixed HDD <Not Detected&...
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Bad Full Screen Scalling when lowering the resolution

I have a Lenovo Z40 entertaiment with Windows 8.1 with a resoltion of 1920 x 1080, and I have to lower the resolution to play some games (because reasons), but now suddendly when I put the resolution ...
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Problems suspending notebook

I have problems suspending and shutting down Lenovo G560. Suspend problem: after suspending neither power indicator, nor power button begin to blink. Capslock and Numlock leds don't turn off after I ...
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What makes a CPU work hotter under the same conditions?

I have a couple of Lenovo x201 I found in a dumpster a few years ago. Both have the exact same specs, and both required a new LCD screens so I got two identical LCD modules for them. Usually I only ...
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Cause of intermittent POST failures on Dell Latitude E6530?

I have a much loved Dell E6530 laptop that is gradually getting harder to boot. When you press the power button the power light comes on (nothing from the HDD light) and the DVD drive clunks, then ...