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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How can I have a second copy of my Windows 7 Laptop Hard Drive?

I want to have a clone of my Windows 7 Laptop Hard Drive and use it to boot my Laptop just by swapping the Hard drives. I want to do this just in case the default Hard Drive dies suddenly. Please what ...
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How future proof is the GT80 Titan? [on hold]

I want to buy a GT80 Titan, but, due to its price, I want to make it last as long as possible. Maybe even a decade into the future! I'll be able to replace the RAM up to 32GB (an insane amount) and ...
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Why does my desktop PC wake up when I turn on my Laptop?

I have two Windows 8 PCs. One is a desktop computer and one is a laptop. Whenever I wake up (from sleep) my laptop, my desktop computer will also wake up at the same time. I have no idea why this is ...
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Laptop fan starts, stops, starts, stops and continues like this

I have a Dell Latitude E5430. With normal BIOS settings my fan was not working until the core got heated upto 60 C. I installed speedfan to control my fan. I have set the fan to a 100% all the time. ...
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Mini PCI Express <-> ExpressCard compatibility

Is it possible to plug a mini pci-e card such as the BCM970015 into an ExpressCard connector? Basically I am asking if I could put a mini pci-e card inside am empty ExpressCard card without any ...
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Windows 7 Ult 64-Bit Laptop

I have recently bought a USB 3.0 Dual HDD Dock/Cloning Device. The laptop I am using it on has no charge capability so it is only good for external power. I bought the dock due to the laptop having ...
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Can KVMs for 3 monitors & USB keyboard/mouse be used in a mixed Mac/PC environment?

Is it possible to use three Thunderbolt displays on multiple computers (mixed environment of PCs and Macs)? I've used KVMs in other PC-only environments, but I am trying to find out if both PCs and ...
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HDMI port not working on HP G62 notebook

I have a question regarding my HDMI output - it seems not be working. I tested it using two different televisions and two different HDMI cables. Both worked with other laptops, but not with this one. ...
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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...
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Laptop docking station, for two external monitors, which one?

I've got the following laptop Clevo W370ET with the specs below is there a docking station that is universal that we can use to attach two external monitors ? ADAPTER: Full Range 120W AC Adapter ...
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FPS drop in every game that I played recently

Ok, this is what happened to my laptop, I have a Asus N76VZ laptop. Windows 8, Downgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 8GB RAM , GT650m 4GB Graphic Card. i7 processor. I would say a mid end gaming ...
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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My PC think it runs on battery, can not install Windows

So i have a new PC, a tiny one with every hardware soldered onto it, so i can not remove HDD etc. It is not possible to install from boot, it is not supported..... Tried to Install Windows 7 within ...
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No HDMI audio between Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop to LG 50PJ350 TV

Video output is perfect, however I can't see any options for the audio. I have gone to the Dell website and updated both the audio and the video drivers but still do not see a HDMI option when going ...
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Brightness adjustment on laptop display

I can no longer change brightness of my display on Acer Aspire V laptop. The function key/arrow key combo no longer works. Neither does using the control panel. In the control panel I can move the ...
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dell 630 laptop battery not charging

My dell laptop sudden refuse to charge the battery. The battery and the charger are the same. when connect the charger the message displays the charger is connected but no charging.charger connection ...
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Having an issue getting picture from my laptop to my tv

My laptop is connected to my HD TV using a HDMI cable. I was getting picture before my laptop had to restart. Now after the computer rebooted I am getting no video signal. I checked the HDMI cables ...
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Laptop goes continuously to sleep mode

Good day! Recently bought laptop Asus N751JK Windows 8 frequently goes to sleep mode, especially while i'm playing. But not all the time, sometimes it is up for some hours and sometimes it shuts down ...
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Asus G53SX How to use the recovery partition

I am trying to use the recovery partition on my Asus G53SX laptop, but the instructions in the included booklet don't match up with what happens on the computer. It says press F9 during bootup and ...
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How to tell if laptop supports SSD

So I was considering buying a Lenovo Z710 laptop - 59421370 which you can see the specs here I noticed that it has an SSHD drive which I don't like. I jumped to the online chat and asked an ...
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How do I prevent my laptop from shutting down when undocking?

The Laptop is an HP EliteBook 8540p running Windows 7 Professional. OS updates are applied regularly via Windows Update and the machine is currently fully up to date. Recently, when undocking the ...
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What is responsible for screen dim on laptop (Sony Vaio)?

So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. ...
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How to identify a good battery for MacBook Air? [on hold]

My MacBook Air (Core i7" 1.8 13" Mid-2011) needs a new battery. At various forums you read to make sure to buy a high quality battery, but looking around on the web, it's not clear how to identify ...
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“No Battery is Detected” but battery works

The Question: How do I get my battery to be detected again? My system is dual boot Windows/Linux. On Linux, for a while, the system claimed that the battery was always at 15%. Now, it says there's ...
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Why is mouse cursor freezing on Windows 8 laptop?

I was looking at a friend's Toshiba laptop which after a random amount of time, maybe 30 or so seconds from boot, the (touchpad) mouse cursor freezes permanently. The computer as a whole does not ...
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New battery not recognized

I have Acer Aspire 5750. Recently I replaced my 4400 mAh, 6 cell battery with new one, 6600 mAh, 9 cell, compatible battery. Since than, when my notebook restarts, or turns on, I have to wait for 15 ...
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Second monitor not recognized after boot, connected to new laptop

I just bought new Asus laptop model N750JK. I've tried to connect it to my external monitor via HDMI port (HDMI->DVI adapter). The second monitor displays image on the screen when I start the PC and ...
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Should my HP Pavilion dv6000 operate w/o battery pack while using electrical plug-in? Mine won't

While using my computer, it shut down, and I cannot get it to turn back on. I have tried removing the battery to see if the computer would work without it, but it did not. The light is on where the ...
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laptop screen blinking on linux

I have a wierd issue with my alienware 14 laptop, that is running debian testing. If I use it without ac adapter pluged in, after some time the screen start blinking randomly (it looks like ...
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Elementary OS not using proper display on Intel HD graphics laptop

I'm using Elementary OS 0.3 beta "Freya" and when I use the 3.13-43 kernel my laptop doesn't output to the proper display. When I boot up my laptop the login screen displays normally. Yet when I log ...
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Are laptop LCD cables interchangeable?

I do a fair amount of laptop repair for my job. One of our most common issues is people coming in with broken screens; in such cases, it can be hard to figure out if the cable is broken or the screen ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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FPS lags with new acer aspire 5755G

The title is kind of self explanatory, as my new laptop lags and has FPS drops. For example my FPS in Starcraft 2 hovers around 20 and constantly drops to 1 with low settings when I know it should run ...
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lenovo 3000 n100 running windows 7 premium - boot issues [on hold]

My laptop doesn't boot. It displays the white lenovo logo screen. In order to get it to boot I have to remove any usb devices, press Esc, then F1 to get to setup screen and select "Exit discarding ...
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My Acer Aspire V5 571 laptop powers on but the screen remains blank

I was on Skype on a hot day inside the house yesterday and our 6 month old laptop just went blank but still powers on. I can turn it off by holding the power button for a length of time.
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Laptop windows 7 power settings - screen display goes black after 1 minute

My laptop windows 7 power settings are not working since last week, i have tried using "Dim display after 5 hours" and "Dim Never" also, but my screen goes black after 1 minute. Any resolutions ? My ...
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How do I Connect a 30yr-old Tandy 1400LT laptop to the internet?

Just for the fun of it, I want to get an old Tandy 1400LT laptop: NEC V20 (Intel 8088 equivalent) 640 KB RAM 9'' CGA backlit monochrome display two 3,5'' 720KB DD floppy drives RS-232C serial port ...
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Acer Asphire 5930G automatic shutdown

I have this Acer Asphire 5930G laptop. It is almost 3 years now. But currently it Boots up or Go to Windows but it automatically shutdown within more or less than 5-10 minutes. I already checked the ...
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ThinkPad X220i appears to power on but won't start - no BIOS or beeps

I have a ThinkPad X220i laptop here (4-5 years old, out of warranty) that won't power on any more. Looking for any tips to get to the cause and repair it. The problem: When you press the power button ...
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Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset

I have a very weird problem. Toshiba laptop, running windows 7. So I can put on a youtube video and it works for a while, after a few minutes, the audio stops playing through the speakers...its ...
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Using Laptop Solely for VNC Connection to Desktop

Question: Would it be reasonable to use a laptop solely as a Virtual Network Connection (VNC) client of my main desktop's VNC server? If so, what would be the best method to use? Background: I have a ...
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What kind of SSD interface does my laptop use?

I have a Toshiba E55t-A and I want to add an SSD. It has an empty area on the motherboard (even labeled SSD) but I want to be certain what interface it uses. Anyone have an idea?!
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Dell AC adaptor flickering green light and won't charge laptop

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and recently the charger blinks the green LED and wont charge the laptop. After a while however the laptop charges, and then this may occur again after a couple of hours, ...
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“This CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.” - Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a netbook with a 64-bit Intel Atom CPU

I tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64-bit on a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S110), which has the Intel Atom N2800 (1.86 GHz) as its processor, but I get the following error message when the ...
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Only allow laptop to charge battery to 95%?

My laptop makes a very loud noise (coming from some CPU idles state / power saving mode). This is a well recognized problem, and people on the internet seem to have not found a solution yet. The ...
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cpu idle state - power plan windows - high pitched noise

I have a Dell XPS 15 9530. One famous problem is the "coil whine" or "high pitched noise" issue. The noise only occurs when (a) the cpu is in IDLE, (b) battery is fully charged. This suggests that ...
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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HP Pavillion dv9500 power on black screen

Having some problems with my HP Pavillion laptop. I've removed the battery, plugged in the power cable, and press the power button. The fans start up, and power light and the row of lights for the ...
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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up ...