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Ghost key presses in Dell laptop

I am using a Dell laptop with Windows and Ubuntu 18 dual-boot. Recently I have an annoying problem with my laptop, ghost keypresses. If I'm reading an article or a long mail or reading a PDF file, the ...
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After deleting all bluetooth from the device manager, how to add it back?

In futzing with bluetooth I seem to have removed bluetooth from the device manager itself. How do initiate a scan to detect the internal hardware to then download the correct driver? I've tried: `****...
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Microphone and headphones no longer detected in my computer

I am having problems with my microphone as well as my headphones. Whenever I try to use my headphones not only they are not detected, but I need to reboot my computer with them inserted if I want them ...
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Screen not recognized at boot

My computer for the last weeks has been suddenly having a problem where when I boot the computer, the screen apparently isnt recognized or something, so I have to unplug the VGA wire and plug it again ...
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Hard drive not detected after replacing board

I have a 4TB WD “Elements” (WD Blue inside of the casing) Model: WD40NMZW-11GX681 portable drive that I use for my Xbox One. The drive has stopped working. When I plug it in nothing happens, it doesn’...
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RHEL 6 caching old interfaces hardware addresses

I usually try to deep dive this forum and others to try and answer my question before posting however I have had no success. I have an os drive running RHEL 6.10 that I am attempting to move from one ...
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Using Virtualbox on Windows 10 Home to run a VHD of my old PCs Windows 7 (recently upgraded from Vista HP) hdd

New Virtualbox user (got Linux mint running smoothly a couple days ago ((new Linux user too)).) Created a VHD of my old PCs hard drive after its psu died (used disk2vhd - didn’t give me the option to ...
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PC can't certain detect hardware in driver software

I have a very interesting problem that I can't find information about anywhere on the internet. I have a custom built PC. It's fairly new (around 7 months). Everything works great! The only problem is ...
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Reasonable Limits (alarm) for sensor temperature (lm-sensors)

Using sensors command (package lm-sensors) one finds out values (mainly temperature). I guess it is not useful at all, if one is not capable of estimating which values are critical? How to find ...
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Discover the interface of a DVD drive (GT30L) on a very old HP notebook (Pavilion dv4-1620br)

I'm trying to find out which interface to connect to the DVD drive, but it is very old, it must be from 2008-2010, does anyone have any ideas? It is neither SATA nor IDE. Photo: Inside the notebook (...
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My hard drive (A:) shows no letter in processes but in disk management it appears correctly

My hard drive (A:) shows no letter in processes but in disk management it appears correctly. Is this an issue? And if it is how can I fix it? I am experiencing issues with my hardware and trying to ...
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Why is my pc saying I have only 1 4g stick of ram in the 4th slot when I have 8g of ram 1 stick in the second and one in the 4th

I built my PC on Monday this week and I just noticed last night that in my task manager it is saying that I only have 1 stick of ram installed into the 4th slot even though I have two sticks one in ...
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USB pendrive not detected and not reponding to setup address [duplicate]

Yesterday 'Adata S102 64GB pro' USB 3.0 pendrive was working fine, but today it refuses to be properly detected. Tried it on different ports of two Manjaro PC's, also on third, Win10 device (found ...
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Why does Debian automatically stop output to my monitor, and how to prevent it?

Using a Debian buster machine, I have it set up so that, in general, I access via SSH. Occasionally, if I have a connection failure or some other need, I need to connect it to a monitor, which I do ...
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How to debug a keyboard's keys matrix row and column and microcontroller?

I was wondering how you can find the "address" of a key on a keyboard, that usually gets sent to a microcontroller on the motherboard, probably. As example, these addresses can be called &...
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How does a computer know which device is connected to the usb port?

I was wondering that in a same USB port many devices can be connected like keyboard, mouse, storage device etc. So, how does a computer know which device is connected to the USB port, like when we ...
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What is CPU power limit?

I see in HWinfo this but on Google I can't find an explanation of what these are, can someone help me to understand? The Intel explanation isn't very clear. CPU PL1 should be equal to TDP, but it's ...
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What is this “Unknown Device” in Device Manager (Root\SQExtFramebufferUmode)

My Microsoft Surface Book 3 15" laptop just updated to Windows 10, version 2004. After the update, there's a new "Unknown device" device listed in Device Manager. It didn't exist before ...
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New internal WD HDD not being detected

I have two rather old desktop computers, one is DDR2 with 500Gb Hdd (with Win 10) and other is Dell optiplex 7010 without HDD. I bought a new 320Gb Hard disk (but with product date: 2009 WD) for ...
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Does Nvidia GPU send data through HDMI when monitor turned off?

Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. NVIDIA 1060 Max-Q, driver 440. Windows 10 Pro build 2004, NVIDIA driver 451. If I power off my TV, connected with HDMI 2.0, or even start the laptop with it turned off, it ...
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NVMe device only being recognized by UEFI/BIOS after reboot and not during initial cold boot

I have recently installed an NVMe M.2 SSD in my desktop computer. Unfortunately, the SSD doesn't gets recognized by the UEFI/BIOS on boot. I'm aware that there are similar questions on the site with ...
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Detection error on HDD0 for Lenovo L480

I had an issue with Lenovo Laptop about two weeks ago. It is used to give me a complete blue screen once/twice a day before complete blackout for HDD0 detection error. Generally, the issue is related ...
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How can I access, control, and config a light on my laptop using linux?

I have a Lenovo T430 running MX Linux.(Debian GNU/LINUX 10 Buster) I would like to control and or change configuration for the light that comes on on the lid when I open the lid. I just thought this ...
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Windows 10: Code Error 43 trying to connect usb game pad

I’m having issues trying to connect an old play station 1 controller to a Asus laptop. It’s not working and after trying to plug and unplug it I keep getting the error 43 about windows not being able ...
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MMC not detected anymore by laptop. What to do?

I am noob in computer hardware troubleshooting. All the troubles started when I disassembled my laptop HP 14Q-cs0009TU. The battery was intact, I tried to unlock a connector with a screwdriver. I ...
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Can't use wifi in Ubuntu 20.04 after Windows 10 is hibernated

I have a dual-boot system - an HP EliteBook 840 G4 - with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. If I hibernate Windows and then boot into Ubunutu, Ubuntu can't see the wifi - it is still visible in lspci but ...
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Acer fan is not detected

For some reason, my pc fan stopped working. First, I tried to change the speed from the control panel, but it did not work. Then tried using SpeedFan, Open Hardware Monitor, Hw Monitor, and more (They ...
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Webcam only has 1080p resolution recognized on Safari, but not on Firefox or Chrome

I bought a UVC webcam which claims to have 1080p resolution, but with Firefox (my default browser) I can only detect 720p (I used the WebRTC-based test here). I thought it's a case of deceptive ...
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Make Win10 auto-detect audio instead of requiring opening the 'Sounds' panel

I use a television as my main monitor on Windows 10 Pro and connect to it via HDMI. This works fine for the most part, however if I turn the TV off for more than a couple minutes, when I turn it back ...
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Sata drives not recognized in BIOS after motherboard change

I just changed out the motherboard, CPU and PSU in my desktop, and now no sata drives are being recognized on system boot. I have double checked the connections, and both the data and power cables are ...
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Replace broken SSD with adapter and new SSD in another format

Unfortunately the SSD (model: XM-11; the picture below) of my laptop (ASUS UX31) is broken. The problem is that I don't find a reputable provider who offers such an SSD-model at an acceptable price. ...
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Did I brick my PNY GTX 1080ti oc 11g graphics card?

I'm here to ask if I messed up and burned my new 1080Ti xlr8 oc graphics card. I have a 500w PSU (ZALMAN500-HP). When I took out my old GTX 750Ti and plugged in my new GPU, my PC didn't work. The ...
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InsydeH20 BIOS does not recognize my bootable Windows 10 USB device

I created a Windows 10 bootable USB device for my laptop, but the UEFI/BIOS doesn't recognize it in the Boot menu (while pressing F12). I'm booting with the UEFI boot mode, and my boot menu has only ...
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Mouse showing LED but no pointer on screen

OS: Windows 10 Model of my mouse: A4Tech OP-620D For the past few days I'm facing the following stated problem with my mouse. When I turn on my desktop, the mouse pointer doesn't appear. But the ...
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How can I get my PC to detect my GPU

I have built a new PC, in this I have got the following spec; i5 9400 asrock h310cm-hdv/m.2 motherboard 8gb ram 550w PSU MSI GTX 970 4gb But I have the following issue; When using the GPU, this ...
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Multiple issues after trying to install systemd-boot

This question is a follow up of this question which suffered from an XY problem I have a Lenovo MIIX 310-ICR with Arch installed on it. I tried to install systemd-boot to replace rEFInd since I ...
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Phantom jack detected in front panel

On my PC, dual boot (Windows, Linux) I have an annoying problem: from time to time (like every 15 seconds) my system(both windows, and Manjaro) detect the insertion of jack in the front panel. It also ...
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CPU-Z, AIDA32 and hwinfo detect different chipsets on the same machine

Previously I was posting the question, where I determined my Lenovo G550 laptop's chipset by sudo hwinfo | grep Chipset command: E: ID_MODEL_FROM_DATABASE=Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller ...
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Software workaround for a problematic motherboard?

I have a Gigabyte Z390 Aoros Pro (non-WiFi) which I strongly suspect has a broken RGB controller. RGB Fusion 2.0 cannot control the RGB, yet it recognises the board. Every 10mins, on the dot, a ...
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My external hard drive fell down and now shows a code 43 error

My Seagate Backup Plus Hub external hard drive fell down and now stays undectected by Windows 10. In the device manager, it is shown as an unknown USB device with an error 43. I tried to update the ...
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Find out what is causing add/remove hardware sound

I have a Windows 10 computer that every 5 minutes or so, plays the Windows Add/Remove hardware "removal" sound and then a few seconds later plays the "added hardware" sound. Sometimes it does this ...
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Windows 10 1909 Causes Secondary Hard Drive to not be Recognized

Installing the Windows 10 1909 Update causes my secondary internal (data, non-OS) hard drive to not be recognized. It isn't visible in: Windows Explorer, device manager, or disk manager. ...
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Monitor Not Starting After First Boot

My Computer starts when I press on power on but Monitor does not load and starts. I Tried switching the monitor on/off still display is not detected. When I restart my PC after that, the Monitor ...
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Can't move cursor after booting, unplugging helps

Sometimes (but not every time) after booting into Windows, my mouse won't work. The red light underneath won't be on, I can't move it, click doesn't work. When I unplug it from the USB port, and ...
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How to detect a input signal of a non standard keyboard button ? Asus ROG laptop

I am looking for a way to trigger some stuff when I press the 'ROG' key on my keyboard which is Asus specific. When I run showkey it doesn't output any value. Do you have any idea if there's a way ...
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Windows XP Embedded not installing new hardware

We have a Hurco VM10U milling machine running Windows XP Embedded (XPe) 6.06 and we're trying to add a Quatech QSU2-100 USB to RS-232 hub to expand some features. The hub was supplied with a drivers ...
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Is it possible to change hardware manufacturer name of Linux Server?

My Linux server shows a weird manufacturer name: Dell System5[0000]1[0601]7[8664]8[ ]9[R630 Base]10[2.2.5]11[01. Is there a way I can change it to remove those extra characters and numbers after '...
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How do I specify which driver is used for a device when more than one are applicable

I'm working on getting a more modern Linux working on a single board computer where the original company has gone under but the hardware is well supported by the open source community. I've made very ...
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Can BIOS be modified to fake hardware information?

I had my laptop repaired for a power circuit issue recently. During the repair the technician stole some of the RAM, claiming one of the chips was broken and so he removed it, but he removed both ...
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Computer not detecting keyboard or mouse

I’ve been trying to solve this for two months now, basically the computer that’s broken had windows 10 on it previously and I started getting a black screen within 5 minutes of log in. I couldn’t even ...