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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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BioExpress for Lenovo laptops for Windows 8 x64

I have some troubles with installing software for biometric system in windows 8 on my Lenovo B570. I know that I have EgisTec_ES603 sensor and a lot of lenovo laptops has the same one (Lenovo B470, ...
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If I buy a Surface Pro 3 from best buy in the US and ship it to the UK via UPS, will I still have the 1 year warranty? [on hold]

I can't afford to buy the Surface in the UK and I want to buy it from the US so I can get it a bit earlier, and a bit cheaper (like £160 cheaper). I will use UPS to ship it from best buy in the US to ...
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1answer
46 views

How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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24 views

Why is my laptop downclocking when it is not connected to power?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF22L1/E. Regardless of the OS I use (I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed (dual boot)), the CPU downclocks itself when the laptop is not connected to power. At ...
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1answer
21 views

Can I switch of screen of my windows 8.1 laptop while programs running in the background

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Can I switch off my laptop screen and run my (python) programs in the background? This will cause my laptop to save battery power. When any key is pressed, ...
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75 views

Lenovo Ideapad Z585 screen remains black on restart

hope I'm posting this in the right place. Basically I've had my Lenovo ideapad z585 for a while, but recently it's started doing this thing where if the laptop is turned off/restarted, when it is ...
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Windows 8.1 denies access to hard drive

Windows 8.1 warned me of a security risk while on client's network: I could see all their hardware. I accepted a Windows proposed access restriction (with a warning) Now my C: access is denied, even ...
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How to safely eject 2nd HDD (internal)? Win 8.1

Nowadays I got some problems with my 2nd HDD which i use just for storing data. It's not an external HDD, but it is inserted in HDD caddy(I replaced optical drive in my ThinkPad T400 with this caddy). ...
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1answer
41 views

HDMI and a cracked screen

So recently my laptop screen was broken pretty badly, and the entire screen is covered in white and black spots and lines, so it's impossible for me to see anything. So for the past few days, I've ...
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1answer
57 views

Toshiba Satellite C850 boot loop

I've got a Toshiba laptop acting strange on me. Any thoughts appreciated. C850-11C PSCC2E AMD E1-1200 APU Windows 8 UEFI Problem: Laptop cant restart. If i shut down the OS or restart, or it ...
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1answer
36 views

How to validate recovery partition for modifications?

I bought second-hand notebook (sony vaio ultrabook duo) with Win8 . I'd like to have clean system unaffected by malware. Which gives me two possibilities. a) Reinstall from new source - This way I ...
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102 views

Speakers and Audio Jack not working on windows 8

Computer: Asus S56C- runs windows 8.1 So a few months ago my cat knocked over a cup of milk on my laptop, and I quickly removed the battery and took the computer apart to dry, etc. and everything was ...
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Windows 8 laptop black screen crash/freeze

This is my first post on this StackExchange - I started from StackOverflow and thought this could be a good place to ask a question for a different kind of a problem. I own an XMG P501 laptop - I ...
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1answer
72 views

Laptop suddenly gets turned off at charging 45%

Mine is acer aspire S7-392-9890 model ultrabook and It is very new. I just received it yesterday! I am totally happy with it except the charging. It really put me in shock when it first turned off ...
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1answer
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Why Windows 8 is giving low battery warning sometimes at 7%, sometimes at 10%?

My Windows 8.0 behaves inconsistently with low battery warnings. Sometimes I receive it at 7% of battery, sometimes at 10%. I thought it depends of current power plan, but settings of ALL plans are ...
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Windows 8 BSOD and Restart

I have Samsung ATIV book 2 laptop with windows 8. I install a game then laptop was stuck . After I click on the restart button . Now i get a blue screen with a restarting logo. (power off is not ...
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3answers
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New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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2answers
90 views

Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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0answers
19 views

Use old laptop as additional screen with Windows 8 [duplicate]

In the past, I've used Maxivista to use a laptop's screen as an additional monitor for my primary computer. It works great, and I'm quite pleased with it. However, I've now upgraded to Windows 8, and ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Power4gear purpose and value

Asus laptops have Power4Gear app installed. Beside usual "custom" settings like when screen dims, laptops goes to sleep etc, does it have any other purpose or value? For example, does this software ...
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43 views

Why does ASUS G73sw hotkeys open program

I have windows 8.1 installed on my ASUS G73sw, when it had windows 7 I could press the buttons in the top left corner to adjust the screen colors and overclock the cpu. After I installed windows ...
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0answers
61 views

Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
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0answers
96 views

Lenovo smart gestures stopped working with 8.1 Windows

I have a Lenovo U310 touch laptop. When I upgraded to the better 8.1 Windows, my smart gestures disappeared. I called Lenovo and they have no idea how to fix the issue or even if they are going to ...
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1answer
42 views

Determining Forgotten Password while still logged in

I am still logged on to my win 8 laptop but i forgot my password...help? I know that for the most part i would have to reset it or something but I just want to retrieve it. Is that possible? Help! ...
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1answer
102 views

External HP Mouse Suddenly stopped working In Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have an external HP mouse which was working fine with this Toshiba laptop, now suddenly it is not working anymore only on this laptop. On other laptops, the mouse is working fine and any other ...
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lenovo g500s not booting on power and battery light still on

my lenovo g500s with 4g ram and its running windows 8.1, last time it was 7% charge and there is pending update. so switched it of and plug the charger after like 10min, after like 18hours I tried to ...
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1answer
38 views

USB Keyboard Keys stop working, selectivley?

I use an I-Concepts floppy keyboard via USB on my Toshiba laptop (Satellite C55-A; win 8.0). Up until about 30 minutes ago, it worked fine. Then I walked away and came back to it, it and there are ...
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2answers
119 views

Laptop screen turn blank after windows 8 boot logo

I recently installed Windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron (N5110) laptop which had been previously running Windows 7 Ultimate. After the installation the laptop restarted, displaying the windows 8 logo ...
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0answers
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Laptop browsers scaling websites for smaller display?

I'm really not sure how to word this question. Basically though, I recently purchased a newish laptop (Samsung Ativ Book 8), which has a 15.6" 1920x1080 display, and happens to be the first 1080p ...
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0answers
84 views

Bitlocker on a laptop without carrying around recovery key

We have a rule in my company that all PC drives must be encrypted with BitLocker, including laptops. My own Windows 8 laptop has a tendency to hang at shutdown, black screen but the computer never ...
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Cannot change brightness on Sony VAIO Fit 15

I've begun to notice that periodically on my Sony VAIO Fit 15 (model number SVF15A1C5E) I can no longer change the screen brightness. Using the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 shows Windows 8 the brightness overlay, ...
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1answer
187 views

Laptop Running Slow Need to Refresh Windows 8.1 again

My laptop (Toshiba Satellite C55-A) came preinstalled with Windows 8 and I upgraded to Windows 8.1 short after. I had to refresh Windows because my brother did some creepy crap and my laptop was ...
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1answer
122 views

35% Maximum Frequency in the Windows Resource Monitor

I have a problem with my CPU as it runs over 100% on battery yet it doesn't go beyond 35% when plugged in. Yes, I've checked power management options like a million times for high performance and ...
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1answer
733 views

can't access bios solid motherboard beep

You can skip this part if you just want to get to the point. goto :question I have a toshiba satellite c885, that originally had windows 8 installed. I deleted windows 8, and ...
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310 views

ASUS N550JV screen turns 'reddish' after Windows boots

So, my ASUS N550JV is brand new. There is a strange issue of screen turning 'reddish' after a while following the Windows 8 boot-up. This actually happens in two scenarios: After the startup ...
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1answer
87 views

How can I find out what's waking up my ultrabook?

So I just got a new machine and I noticed when I woke up the next day that the screen was on, meaning it somehow woke itself up on sleep. I had already disabled the waking options for mice and ...
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win 8.1 can't sleep automatically after hibernating

There have been many post online about win 8.1 not entering sleep mode, my problem however only happens after I wake the device from hibernation (data saved to memory, power off). laptop: Asus eee PC ...
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1answer
31 views

about IE 10 open in multilple windows

my windows 8.. It much faster... But When i open Internet Explorer Window it opens a new window in first time... and the IE icon in task bar is filled with IE windows, If i want to open another IE ...
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Notebook Doesnt Restart nor Shut-Down

I have installed Windows 8 Pro resently, however, I must first explain: When I was using Windows 7, I locked the clock Speed of my A 5750M APU to 3,2Ghz, what was knowingly causing problems with the ...
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2answers
113 views

Moving a laptop while chkdsk is running [duplicate]

I have been having some issues on my computer for a while, and in an attempt to fix it, I decided to run chkdsk C: /f /x /r to see if anything there was causing problems. I started this when I arrived ...
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1answer
37 views

Is it better value for money to part-exchange my laptop for one with double the RAM and touchscreen than to upgrade the RAM of my current one? [closed]

I currently have a Compaq Windows 8.1 laptop with 4GB of RAM and an Intel-core I3 proccessor with 2.30GHz of CPU (and 400 gb of HDD). This cost me £359 at PC World back in August of 2013. However, I ...
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0answers
42 views

HP-Compaq - Clean Install of Win8 - Intel 4965AG wireless cannot see WiFi networks

HP-Compaq laptops (general) and Compaq 6910n (specifically): After Windows 7 upgrade (using clean install) to Windows 8 - Intel 4965AG wireless adapter now doesn't work, but lights up and shows as ...
1
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1answer
61 views

Windows 8 on a newly bought laptop

I just bought a new ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed on it in a well-known store. I didn't get and CD of Windows 8, nor any written license attesting that I am the legal owner of that Windows 8 ...
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2answers
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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1answer
65 views

Laptop shuts off after disconnected from power. How can I fix this?

As the question says, whenever the laptop is disconnected/removed from the charger, it goes into hibernate mode and cannot be "woke up" until it's connected to the charger again. I've tried changing ...
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0answers
77 views

How to use the 'alt gr' key on my HP UltraBook?

I have an HP ENVY UltraBook 4 (4-1161er). It is equipped with the 'alt gr' key, but it seems it just works as the normal ALT key. Does anybody know how to make this key work? Searching HP forums gave ...
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1answer
41 views

Laptop keyboard is randomly executing all buttons

My laptop just randomly starts entering weird things. Like when I am just typing something, my keyboard is just typing randomly like 5 letters/numbers/symbols while I am typing. It even executed the ...
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2answers
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Install Windows 8 OEM on a new HDD with BIOS key on a Toshiba Laptop

My company bought a new machine for me, it's a Toshiba Satellite L855-149 i7-3630QM 12GB/750/DVD-RW/Win8. They also bough a SSD drive and I'm suppose to replace the HDD with it. After searching the ...
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2answers
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Win8 on laptop: lid turns off only the monitor

I have an Asus S400CA with Win8. When I'm home I access it with VNC. I'm trying to config its power settings so that, when it's plugged on AC, when I lid close it, only monitor is turned off and ...