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A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.

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USB port intermittently and repeatedly fails.

When I go into Device Manager, 'USB Composite Device' typically will have a yellow exclamation mark.

I have tried right clicking and updating it, but I am always told the most up-to-date driver is installed.

I then right click and 'uninstall' it, reboot, and everything returns to normal again until the next time...which is usually within 1-2 weeks.

I do typically connect this to a DisplayLink pluggable 3.0 USB docking tower. However, this is a company machine and we all do the same with the docking tower and I seem to be the only one having this repeat issue.

Thanks for any suggestions. - JH
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The Dell 1210S projector will not work on our new laptops.  Is there a way to make the older projector work with the new laptops?
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How to track a computer
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W2K DC in small production environment, 20 pc's, about 3 people are able to connect their laptops as "workgroup", they can access internet no problem, Can W2K harden this private network or do i need W2003 Server Ent, 2008, 2012 etc?

Yes there is a domain setup in active directory. All workers login in their own accounts.
Yes I am in rush process to upgrade.
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We are shopping around for a second hand laptop for travel in 3 months.

What's wrong with this system? Surely it is a quad i7 or it may not be?

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/sys/d/lenovo-thinkpad-t430/6569314587.html
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I need to know where I can download latest firmware for Microsoft Surface Pro ,Srurface Pro 3 and 4. And whats the best way of cechkign which version I have it running

Thansk
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Can you recommend a laptop with no camera or wireless card installed. We are not allowed to have a laptop with such in the NOC. Removing the wireless card is simple; however, prying the screen apart and disabling the web camera is a bigger deal. I'd rather the laptop come without a camera.
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I need to know how to permanent disable numlock on Fujitsu T902 windows 10 tablet.
I tried some of the registry settings already like

https://www.technipages.com/enable-disable-numlock-windows-startup

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-desktop/how-do-you-turn-off-the-num-lock-key/5015026b-fbf4-4dfb-9388-09070148ad2c

But they disable it on startup not like permanently .And I need numlock to completely disabled
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Hi everyone!

I'm having a problem I cannot solve on Active Directory.
I'm working as a Deskside Support and I joined the company in the middle of a migration. My AD was working fine.
The day of my migration, something happened/changed on my computer. Because I couldn't access AD with my new username.
If I try to login as "another user" and use my old account, it works, if my colleagues uses the new and old accounts on my pc, both are working.
I deleted the pc from both domains, re-imaged it, then I added it again to the domain and downloaded administrative tools. (It's like a new pc)
So it's happening the same, my new account is the only one that is not working.
Tired of this, I installed AD on my laptop, and my new account is working there!!!!!!
I want to solve this issue because I don't want to work with a laptop and a desktop at the same time, that's not a solution.

I hope someone can help me..
Attached you can find the Active Directory error and the GPM error.

Thanks for your help!!!
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I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Pro via BootCamp.  The laptop has a 720p camera called "FaceTime HD Camera" which works fine with the Windows 10 Camera app.  It works fine with most webcam enabled sites in Chrome, FireFox and Edge, it works fine with ManyCam.  But it only works when set to 720p.  

If I change the resolution to 640x480, 640x320 or lower, the image just goes black, or in Windows 10 Camera App's case - it also shows a 0x8... error code.

I discovered this because I have to use Adobe Connect for a Uni assignment and I cannot get the camera working in that at all.  Apparently that application supports up to 640x480@20FPS and whilst it detects the FaceTime HD Camera, there is no image when you start the webcam.

Using ManyCam, if you change the video format from 720p to 480p or lower, the camera stops working, change it back and it works fine.

Use a different webcam (eg. Logitech C920 Pro) in 480p or lower with any of the applications or websites and the image is fine.

So whilst using an external camera is a workaround, it would be great to actually have a fix for the issue.  

Any ideas?
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We are looking to replace some of our Dell Precision laptops that are used to run Autodesk Civil 3D.  Would having SSD's in RAID 0 make it noticeably faster when opening and working on CAD files over the network?  Not sure if the cost is worth the performance boost.


Thanks,

cja
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My laptop won't connect to the internet.  
- It connects to my home wireless network.
- t will connect to my mobile  hotspot
- it will connect to the local Comcast WiFi
- my other laptops will connect to my home network and internet

I have tried renewing my IP, resetting my router and trying it with IPV4 and IPV6 adn resetting my router.  I have also tried disabling my wifi adapter and trying with an external Wifi adapter and I get the same results.

Looking for any new ideas to try

Thanks in advance for any help.
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What is the name of the type of power plug connector for a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 910-13IKB laptop?

I need to recommend an external battery charger for this type of laptop from the list below and want to be sure I choose one that is fully compatible and will be able to be plugged into this type of laptop.

http://www.colourmyliving.com/mobile-devices/portable-charger/top-10-best-portable-external-battery-chargers-for-laptop-charge-more-than-just-your-smartphones-and-tablets/

The serial number for this Lenovo laptop is PF0QV5V6.
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I have at least 7 laptops. All are on WIFI. These have been joined to the domain. I am unable to ping from one laptop to the other. I am able to ping to DC. From DC I am able to ping PC.

Once the laptops were joined to my domain x.local. I saw that the domain name is x.local 2. I am using eset and the firewall is off for this as well

Why would this happen? How can I solve this?

This only happens on WIFI

Log Name:      System
Source:        NETLOGON
Date:          5/11/2018 3:17:37 PM
Event ID:      5722
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      01.x.local
Description:
The session setup from the computer LP-18-16 failed to authenticate. The name(s) of the account(s) referenced in the security database is LP-18-16$.  The following error occurred:
Access is denied.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="NETLOGON" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">5722</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-05-11T03:17:37.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>135343</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>01.x.local</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>LP-18-16</Data>
    <Data>LP-18-16$</Data>
    <Data>%%5</Data>
    <Binary>220000C0</Binary>
  </EventData>
</Event>
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Good afternoon or morning,
Returning, once after a 15 day in February 2018 trip and a second time after a 4 weeks trip up to end of April, I tried to start my Toshiba Satellite P870-11J.
it just booted (audible click) the CD drive and started the ventilator and then nothing : black screen and the ventilator re-starting, surging, humming, stopping and so on. Slight heating about where the power entry is and no audible harddisk activity.
Checking on Internet on similar problems (from my wife's computer) I found some comments indicating what amounts to "Black magic" for me : Unplug all connexions, including power, remove battery pack, press the on/off button for about 30'' to 1 minute, reconnect the power connexion and put the battery pack back and restart. I did that and had to do it many times including letting the computer rest - unconnected - for 12-24 hours. Finally it started again. (None of the comments ever explained WHY this incident occurs).
Yesterday, i had a very lengthy and heavy update upload from Windows when closing the computer. On start-up : dead again. "Black magic" again + 1 night unconnected and it started again.
Maybe important note : I usually use the "sleep" mode when stopping using the computer, booting rather rarely. Before yesterday I did stop completely and booted completely even after the two occurrences mentionned above, without problems those times.

Of course, I know, I know, my Toshiba is probably considered as very obsolete, but, appart …
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i have an integrated sd card reader in my dell inspiron laptop....when i put my phone sd card into the reader, it says it is not a recognized file format and offers to format the sd card.....
i want to copy the contents of my sd card onto my laptop, how can i do this? thanks
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Hi

My system is a Fujitsu P702, current BIOS 1.14 Secure BIOS

My questions:
What does "Secure Bios" mean in detail ?
What is the difference between BIOS versions 1.xx and 2.xx ?
Is it possible to update my system to 2.xx

All my previous attempts failed ....

Thx in advance
Guenter
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hi i would like to lock my mobile phone from accessing the internet so my children can have no access to chrome...youtube when they use my phones. i thought of setting up a pin security to the phone but i dont want that as my children ues the phone to ring other family members too. so i just want to block them from accessing the internet on my phone.

please can someone advice
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Hi,
This is related to Lenovo Laptop T470s.
It uses mSATA for the storage.
There are 2 kinds of mSATA: M.2 and NVME
I am still confused which mSATA for the above laptop?

Thanks,
tjie
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i want to buy a wifi - or bluetootth speaker for a laptop
nothing special - only stereo with better sound quality than laptop speakers
what are good ones, and what properties should i look for  ?
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My latest  request to complete on the fly, is to use Dell Command Configure v4.0 to include in the WinPE to do the following: turn on, eufi,secureboot and PXE secure stack. In addition to that to add RealVNC from the WinPE. Has anyone done this or does anyone has any idea on how to accomplish this in order to deploy Windoiws 7 Ent to multiple models of Dell laptops and desktops? Please, help this matter is urgent. Thanks, JRODZ
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Hi,

We are currently creating a conference room to be used for meetings.

We plan to have a large display installed on the wall, board room table in middle of the room and cables running from the display to the board room table.

We plan to have many cables coming to the board room table which can be used for people's laptops during meetings.

What would you recommend as a very good conference table connectivity box which could be used for connectivity with cables such as HDMI, Ethernet, etc and provides power to devices with sockets attached?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

We are currently creating a conference room to be used for meetings.

We plan to have a large display/ TV installed on the wall, board room table in middle of the room and cables running from the display to the board room table.

The cable length needed would need to be about 10 metres long, which we may hide under the carpets.

We plan to have many cables coming to the board room table which can be used for people's laptops during meetings.

What would you recommend as the cables we would typically need for to have coming up from board room table?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Lenovo B490  laptop after update bios laptop won't boot, power on but black screen, try some ways to recover but no use, is there any solution, please give suggestions
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Please provide me with the URL addresses orFRU numbers I can use to purchase a second battery pack for Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 910-13IKB Laptop so that I can have a total of two batteries connected to my Lenovo laptop at the same time.

The serial number for this laptop is PF0QV5V6.
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Laptops Notebooks

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A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.