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It's a combination hardware/software switch for the majority of systems. You can disable the quick press action in software no problem, but typically the long press (to force power off) is tied into a watchdog system that cannot be overridden in pure software. Power it on and put a glob of hot-melt glue over it? Or some sort of bar over the button if ...


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It depends on the laptop. On many / most laptops you could open them up and physically remove the button or wedge it so that it can't be pressed (I've done this with an old Dell laptop. This typically can't be done in software - and, of-course, unless you take steps to prevent it there is nothing stopping someone pulling out the power and battery.


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It's probably the same problem with my RMA'd laptop. The problem is most likely screwed up USB controller. that's why you can't use keyboard to enter BIOS. Try to use USB keyboard on USB ports. my problem started with unusable Touchpad. then USB boot became unusable and then finally got the same state as your case.


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Turns out, it's (as others have suggested) the CPU fan, it makes a very loud revving sound and then stops spinning. Will replace once I've ordered a new one.


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If you can, test it with another computer / dock. Newer hard disk should never make sounds like that, generally if they make "strange" noises they should be backupped and replaced as soon as possible or data loss may happen.


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The first thing is to run a SMART scan on the disk and see if that is successful. Go to the cmd prompt and type wmic, then hit enter. Then type diskdrive get status and hit enter. If it fails, that's your issue, but even if it passes it still may be the drive, but it's far less likely. The other cause could be that the heat exhaust fan is making the noise ...


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Booting into safe mode wouldn't change anything. This is an issue with your computer, not Windows. Windows is a software that runs on the computer, but the startup sequence until you see "Starting windows" is the computer's kernel and BIOS. I am going to assume that there are no additional beeps coming out of the computer and the screen never displays ...


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Go to Device Manager. Uninstall driver from CD ROM/DVD. In Device Manager, Right Click on computer name at the top of the list. Select "Scan For Hardware". CD/DVD ROM will automatically install drivers. Should be able to access D: drive.


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Well, your administrator is right that it could cause some problems, but it won;t mess up your operating system. The problem with not shutting down is that your laptop could overheat, which is very bad for its hardware. Keeping your laptop plugged into the docking station when it is not needed is also a bad idea because a power surge or flickering could also ...


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DO you use a lenovo laptop?? If yes, then lenovo Energy Manager should be pre-installed and it has some pretty sick features... It should be downloadable from Lenovo Updates or Lenovo Companion...


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Try BatteryInfoView. It's a pretty simple little utility to use. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/battery_information_view.html


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I'm rather certain that you can't attach an external monitor in safe mode, does this also occur when booting normally? If so, try hitting windows key + P Then hit right arrow and enter, if nothing occurs, try it again, 3 to 4 times.


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Try your Windows + monitor switch keys; usually Win + F4 or Win + F5 keys. Tap these two key together, and wait for a few seconds, as the switch might take a bit longer. Try repeating these as there are 4-options through which you will need to cycle. Hope this helps.


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I had the same problem on a Dell desktop. I could still see the windows symbol and then it went black (with the mouse cursor still visible). First you need to get into repair mode. The only way I found is to unplug the power cord while windows is loading (on a laptop you should remove the battery). The next time it will try to repair and give you ...


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The first problem that needs solving is that chkdsk never finishes. Once the disk is verified, it is possible to check the integrity of Windows using sfc /scannow. You may try to leave chkdsk running overnight, but if this never finishes, try to see if one of the following tools can find the error : EaseUS Partition Master Free doing disk surface test HD ...


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Yes it is possible to do that. All you'd have to do is pull out the SATA HDD, and replace it with with a new SATA SSD. As for the existing 16gb SSD - it's most likely mSata. You have multiple options. You can just pull it out and sell it on ebay or something. Or you could span it with Windows Disk Manager. In my case I used it as a giant page file.


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I have a Sony Vaio laptop with Intel HD Graphics 4000 that I did the same 7 to 10 upgrade with and was experiencing similar display issues. Earlier this week I upgraded to Windows 10 build 10525 and used the Intel driver update utility to update the graphics driver to 10.18.10.4226 (version reported in Device Manager). These were both done on the same day ...


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Method 1 Can you navigate to system recovery settings? If you don't know how follow these instructions : Hold winkey+r to bring up a Run box Type sysdm.cpl hit Enter Select Advanced Tab System StartUp and Recovery, Settings Under system failure make sure Automatically Restart is NOT checked Under dump file make sure it says %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP ...


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Try this: Go to Control Panel -> Display -> Change display Settings Select your secondary screen and tick 'Make this my main display' Then in the "Multiple displays" box select 'Extend these displays' That fixed weird flickering issues after sleep on my Win10 laptop, hope it works for you too.


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Try to reinstall the drivers. In my case I solved this problem on my Alienware after upgrading to Windows 10 by going to C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3Di\Drivers and running setup.exe.


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The fan should not stop spinning. The only thing that should change is the fans RPM's. The change in RPM's is not easy to notice with the naked eye, but you can some times hear it ramp up in speed. If the fan stops spinning, it will stop cooling the heat sink that pulls the heat away from the CPU. Therefore the CPU eventually gets too hot and automatically ...


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I also have the same caddy model, it has the "same" issue. Have you tried restarting twice ? I don't know why, but every time I restart my laptop the hdd/ssd is not recognised, and after I restart the laptop, it's there again, seen and working without a problem( oh, and this is not random, every restart it happens again ). A simple "solution" would be to ...


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Found the solution, if somebody encounters this problem This monitor has two HDMI ports, one of them (HDMI 1) is labeled HDMI-DVI, the other one (HDMI 2), just HDMI. My nvidia Geforce GTX 960M does not apparently like HDMI-DVI ports (That lable is odd since you can in theory transform hdmi into dvi and viceversa(losing audio from hdmi tho)) The ps4 doesnt ...


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Follow these three steps: Remove all external like battery,power,pendrive etc and press start upto 30-50sec then connect all external and try start press shit+F8 .IF IT not work. Remove or replace ram and try to start system. check if it not work. Take last option but in this condition u have some face another problem like when you press f2 your BIOS ...


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You won't be able to adjust the brightness from your laptop - you'll need to use the physical control buttons on the monitor. According to the manual you should go Menu -> Color -> Brightness.


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You're unlikely to be able to find a new pata/laptop IDE drive so I wouldn't be suprised if your limitation is the size of the drive you can get rather than anything else. They simply won't make em any more. Considering the limits for older systems were in terms of hundreds of gigabytes (128 GiB initially, then 128 PiB for ATA 6), that wouldn't really be ...


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For the insane CPU usage: Open task manager. Click on the tab called "Processes" (for windows 10, click on details). Find out which programs are using a butt load of memory by clicking on the memory tab in the processes/details window. Everything will be organized by memory usage. 3.Close tasks that you don't want running. Here are some things you can ...


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Lenovo has a Fan Speed Control Driver which you can download. Other things to try: Ensure laptop is on a hard surface (table, desk counter, etc) See if there is a difference when running on battery vs plug-in (try removing battery) In Control Panel->Power Options, see if you can create a customized power plan


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It can be electromagnetic parasite sounds. I've had them on several laptops (with SSDs), I'd get them when scrolling, and when certain patterns would be displayed on the screen I'd get them constantly. Muting the sound will only cause Windows to not send sound, it won't prevent the speakers from producing sound.


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Depends on what exactly the issue is. I would start by carefully examining the pm-suspend.log I found the page on Debian website more helpful than the one on the Ubuntu site as far as suspend troubleshooting goes: https://wiki.debian.org/Suspend In my case 1 out of every few suspends causes the system to freeze (not going in suspend). From the ...


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If you go to your task bar right click on the battery icon and then click on "Power Options" in the menu, a Control Panel window should open click on the "Change plan settings" next to your current power plan (The one with the filled in dot next to it), then click "Change advanced power settings", A window titled "Power Options" should appear. Scroll down ...


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How is a USB-Y cable designed? It is designed for devices which require more power than is available from a single USB port. Whereas from the third test, it shows the male plug attached to thin cable doesn't carry enough power or usb data This extra connector does not have any data lines (D-, D+); it only has the power lines (GND, VBUS). Are all ...


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I had the same problem using a Dell Latitude Core i7, after upgrading to Windows 10, the Fan was running continuously in high speed mode, very annoying, I just switched from Balance power option to Power Saver, Problem solved, the fan runs in low speed most of the time and only when processor is pushed to the limit it speeds up for short periods of time.


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I have an e6420 and use an external monitor. I'm able to get higher resolution. You can also use both laptop screen and external monitor as dual monitor.


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The resolution for that screen doesn't go any higher.... The specs clearly state: 15.6inch HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare LED Specs


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For two hard drives to go bad within two months is unlikely a hardware issue. Here is some advice: 1) go to Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program. Now remove programs you don't use or have installed and don't need. Chances are your computer came preloaded with a bunch of programs from the factory that are useless or trial. 2) download, install and run ...


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Usually higher wattage power supplies for Dell will work replacing a lower wattage power supply. Most power supplies are voltage regulated, so the output current is only what the laptop needs is provided. So a higher wattage power supply of the same voltage shouldn't be a problem. I have seen a Dell Latitude XT2 show an error using a higher wattage power ...


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Method 1 – Activate Windows Dialog The first way to validate that Windows 7 is genuine is to click on Start, then type in activate windows in the search box. If your copy of Windows 7 is activated and genuine, you will ge t a message that says “Activation was successful” and you will see the Microsoft Genuine software logo on the right hand side ...


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The flashing dots are the touch cursors. Somehow the screen cleaner has shorted out the tiny wires in your touch screen which is now sending false touch info to the OS. What probably happened is the screen cleaner seeped between poorly sealed layers in the digitizer allowing the cleaning solution to short out the connections. I believe the remedy to this ...


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Perhaps easiest option is to use a USB cooling pad. They have one or more quiet fans and are USB powered so they are great for your desk. Otherwise, check the BIOS if you have settings to be quiet or aggressive in lowering CPU temperature. Example BIOS image: http://techreport.com/r.x/shuttle-sg33g5/bios-fan.jpg If still no success, then try externally ...


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If your Chipset is Mobile Intel PM965 Express as we can read on TOSHIBA web site for your PC model, your mobo can run with 8 Gb DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz PC2-5300, but now for 8 Gb of DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz PC2-6400 we are not sure.Of course running with any 64 bit's OS such LINUX- MICROSOFT - Mac OS


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I resolved this issue using an obscure Windows command that allows you to force Windows not to use certain memory addresses. Here's what I did 1. Run memtest from a bootable USB. I selected every test except for the hammer test. Also I set the CPU settings in memtest to run in parallel (probably doesn't matter, but made the test run faster). Allow memtest ...


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My laptop charges faster when it's turned on for some reason. I think this has to do with heat, as you turn your laptop off the fan stops spinning too so the heat from the core components (mostly CPU and GPU) can now easier spread to other components such as the charging electronics. That's what the fans also are for, not only to cool the CPU and GPU but ...


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As I have understeanded, you are trying to find the lowest CPU temperature, which results in a quieter cooling fan. In my opinion, I don't think that it's possible to make the fan quieter (to lower the temperature) without having both lower CPU frequency and lower CPU usage. But you can make the fan quieter if you have a power saving/silent mode option ...


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If Memtest86 always reports the same addresses as bad, the following may work. I've never tried it. Run Memtest86 and note the lowest address it returns as bad. Use a hexadecimal-to-decimal calculator to convert the address to decimal, then divide it by 1048576. Subtract 1 from this value. Bring up the Windows Boot Menu by pressing Space or F8 during ...


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I have replace permanent memory, it is all up to your skill with a solder iron. You could try an usb flash drive configured to be used as RAM.: Rename your thumb drive as "RAM DRIVE" or something similar, so you can see which drive is being used as RAM. Delete all the stuff on the flash drive. Check for hidden files. Right click on My Computer, and go to ...


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Your laptop has 4Gb integrated memory (called 'on board' on notebookcheck and 'internal memory' on the other site), that means it's soldered on to the motherboard and can't be replaced. On top of that you have one free slot which supports 1333MHz or 1600MHz SoDIMM up to 8GB. Something like a Kingston KVR16LS11/8 should work fine and will bring you up to ...


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Used read-edid to get this info on Ubuntu 14.04. $ sudo apt-get install read-edid $ sudo get-edid | parse-edid This is read-edid version 3.0.1. Prepare for some fun. Attempting to use i2c interface No EDID on bus 0 No EDID on bus 1 No EDID on bus 2 No EDID on bus 3 No EDID on bus 4 No EDID on bus 5 3 potential busses found: 6 7 8 Will scan through until ...


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The Windows installer (more importantly the automated creation of the boot manager/BCD data) doesn't have the ability to identify other installed OSes (such as Ubuntu) and therefore give you the choice upon boot. In contrast, however, the Linux installer (again, more importantly the GRUB2 installer) DOES have the ability to identify that other OSes exist on ...


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Dell laptops that come with Ubuntu preinstalled have a selection of hardware selected for optimal compatibility with Ubuntu that is different from the same model Dell laptops that come with Windows preinstalled. In addition to this, the default UEFI settings of Dell laptops that come with Windows preinstalled are optimized to run Windows well. So in addition ...



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