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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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When I push button switch to on power the light power is work but all others not work and not starting working what is the problem
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An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

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I have an ASUS laptop.  It has an Aptio Setup Utility.  I select Boot.  There are four options:  Add boot Option,  Path for boot option,  Boot option File Path,  Create.
Using these options, exactly what are the typed commands to change boot order to:   CD  then Disc F:,  then Disc C:  ?
Disc F: is a newly installed SSD.   I have backed up my system to CD Rom Disc.
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Customer sent me this and I’m doing homework now on it.

Poss hardware but perhaps not

I need some advice with my Lenovo Thinkpad E560.
 
The Bluetooth icon has disappeared from the Taskbar and when I go to Settings it says Bluetooth turned off and greyed out with no option to turn it back on.
 
I went into Lenovo Solution Centre and followed the steps to uninstall the driver in Device Manager but the Bluetooth icon has also gone from there and from the Action Centre on Notification panel.
 
Is there any simple solution or will I need to have the ThinkPad left in?  I see the warranty has just expired. Lenovo and Windows 10 drivers are up to date.  Can’t be sure but it may have occurred after a recent Lenovo update.
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I have a new Acer Spin SP515-51N laptop. Having problems with the mouse cursor lagging. This happens with a USB mouse as well as the touch pad whenever the machine gets slightly busy. For example if the machine is downloading emails the mouse will lag until it is complete. Have updated everything I can find and tried a few different things I found on the internet without any luck. Help would be greatly appreciated.
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HP ProBook 4540s running windows 10 had battery replaced last july and had started having battery issues again.

both in july and currently the machine will shut down very quickly when running only on battery even though battery is fully charged.

i am going to run bios diagnostics on the machine as soon as i can schedule a time with the user but wanted to see if there were any other suggestions as well.
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Hi,

I am trying to fix a pc which is unresponsive. The users profile is practically unusable.

I created a new local profile and although it was more responsive at the start it slowed down but the disk remained at 100%.

So what I am looking for is some steps to resolve plus some possible causes.

Can any of these factors alone cause this?

1. Hard drive fault.
2. Windows corruption.
3. Malware.

At the moment I am suggesting they go back to dell and get the hard drive tested first.

Then I am thinking of doing a windows reset.

But am interested in what other people think on how to resolve. Please though in your responses
give me feedback on 1, 2 and 3. As I would like be able to "at this stage" give explanations of why it is happening to the user as well.

BTW. I have attached a screen shot of task manager in the new profile I created.

Thanks,

Ward
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I unwittingly hit some unintended key combination two days ago which sent the display into monochrome.

I've no idea what I did other than I think it was at least one key bottom left  (CTRL, FN, WINKEY,ALT) and at least one other which could have been anywhere.

I can find absolutely no references in any of the manuals which point to any key combination (or anything else) which will switch the laptop into monochrome display mode and, consequently, no clue how to get back to normal.

Suggestions welcome
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Can resolution output to external monitor be greater than native laptop display?

I'm thinking of getting the Lenovo the Yoga 920 with the FHD (1920x1080).

If I connect it to an external monitor, can I output 4k video?    They offer a 4k version but I don't want to get that because of reduced battery runtimes.

Thanks,
Mike
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I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart m6-k022dx Sleekbook with Windows 10 64 bit. The screen got damaged so I purchased a new touch screen assembly. Now the touchscreen does not work even though the HID Compliant Touchscreen device is in Device Manager and is working properly. If I try to update the driver Windows tells me I have the most up-to-date driver. If I go to the HP web site to look for a driver it tells me there are no compatible drivers for my OS.

This laptop came with Windows 7 and I updated it to Windows 10 having no problems at all until the touchscreen got damaged and required replacement. Please advise on how I can get this touchscreen working again. I have tried the following -

Uninstalled the touch screen from Device manager and reinstalled it.
Updated all drivers.
Updated the BIOS.

Thank you.

Robert
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have an Hp envy dv6 that was displaying an over heating error on startup, scrapped it cleaned the fan etc , reassembled it . npw when the power adapter is connected it comes on automatically the caps lock light gives a single blink constantly and the wifi light stays on.. also the LCD gives a quick flash
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Hi we have a scenario where we have 40 laptops joined to the domain and as per GPO after 3 incorrect password their account gets locked on AD.

Now we would like so that when there are out off the network and login with their cached domain profile on the laptop, it gets locked after 5 incorrect input.

How can we set a different GPO so that when the pc is not in the domain their account gets locked after 5 times?
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W540 laptop with Windows 7, has given client problems with SSD failures.  Now the laptop is getting slower and random OS problems are occuring.  The current SSD is a 500GB Samsung EVO 850.  Firmware is current according to Magician, and only POR count is notable, but drive is showing in Good condition (Installed 1/27/17).  Yesterday the client attempted to reboot and the laptop shuts down...  Or so it seems, since they cannot turn power back on!  The fan is still running, and it seems hot.  The power indicators have all turned off.  It is connected to a dock, and no I have not tested off the dock.  Since the problem started, it is 5 for 5 on this reboot problem.  Holding the power button in for 5 seconds does kill the power, and allow the laptop to start.  A shutdown works properly.  Running Norton Security for AV.  End user reports no changes were made recently to the laptop in terms of software.  No Windows updates were installed in the last 2 weeks.  The laptop is shut off every night.  Everything works great on the dock in the office.  The only recent issues have been with off line (CSC) of mapped drive (Only user to share).  Able to repair when he returns to office, and it doesn't happen often when he is on the road.  I did run SFC and CHKDSK last night on the laptop.
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NAS gets filled up with "stuff"....

I support a small office...4 laptops win 10 in a workgroup all using a network attached NAS to save data...
It is a WD My Cloud Mirror NAS....3 Gb....it normally has about 1.2 Gb of data...leaving about 2.4 Eg of empty space...
Users get error messages....HD full...cannot write etc.etc...

On 2 occasions that NAS drive has suddenly filled up with "stuff"...As I go thru the various folders in the NAS...I don;t see
anything that looks significantly larger than "normal"...

On the first occasion...after about 2 hours...the NAS filled up...something happened and it went back to it's normal size...

3 days later the same thing happened...In this case I had  my users "aware" of what they were doing in case the NAS gets filled up again...
They were working on spreadsheets and word docs....not large complicated files...

In this case...I unplugged the network cable for about 15 minutes while I was starting to connect a 2ed NAS...
I reconnected the first NAS....disconnected the 2ed NAS and left the office for about an hour...
When I got back...the NAS was empty again...

I have NO idea what is causing this...
Going into the dashboard for the WD My CLoud Mirror...it reports that the SMART specs are good...
I'm kinda speculating that perhaps the NAS controlling software and/or the hardware is going bad...

I am going to connect the new NAS...and take this NAS offline....probably reformat it and see what happens...

Appreciate …
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i have wireless laptops in my network that i want to join the window domain - ad. However, it does not work, but all can access the wifi in my network
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A ThinkPad T470 I ordered has been delayed a couple of times and will be reaching on Monday. Luckily, a friend is leaving on Friday and could bring the laptop to me.

There are plenty of posts about how efficient the 8th generation i5 processors would be.. Being so close to the T480 release, bothers me. If it was the same situation six months ago, I wouldn't have bothered obviously.

Lenovo's return policy is designed to make people hold onto their laptops.. 😐 (15% restocking fee and return shipping is on the buyer)

And intend to upgrade the HDD with a Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB and memory with a Crucial 16 GB dual rank memory stick. http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct16g4sfd824a

If anything, the laptop will be delivered on Monday and I could start using it in a week's time and but don't have any idea when I would receive the T480 in my hands!

Any thoughts would be awesome. Thank you, as always.
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Hello,

We are having a software with hardware key. Would like to install the same in new laptop. But unfortunately laptop don't have parallel port.

Whats are possible options we have. Can we try with USB to Parallel or Serial to Parallel convertor?

Kindly let me know.
Thanks
Ravi
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Hello, I have a brand new Dell X15 with a docking station and external monitor. I am having issues with copying and pasting from Excel into PowerPoint. The formatting is getting truncated. I don't want these tables embedded or editable so I am copying as a picture file. The kicker is as soon as I open my laptop lid and do the same copy and paste process everything is fine. I have updated both drivers for my display port and my system display driver.
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Hi!
I have an HP laptop and suddenly, the keyboard and trackpad stop working.  I have reinstall the driver, verify the filter keys...  I have done everything I could think of.  The keyboard is working when i'm in the BIOS.  It's not working in safe mode neither.

Windows 10

Can anybody help?
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AM USING ASUS ZENPAD 10 .. I FORGOT MY PASSEORD.. AM TRYING TO DO HARD RESET MY PAD ..BUT IF I PRESS POWER AND VOLUME UP KEY ITS SHOWING FAST BOOT ENABLED HOLD POWER BUTTON FOR 10 SECONDS  TO REBOOT .. PLEASE HELP ME IN THIS ...THANK YOU
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We are in the process of moving from desktops to laptops. We use SCCM, IEM/Bigfix for desktop patching but will now have to patch laptops that are randomly connected to our network. One method is to enable Windows Update.  Any suggestions or recommendations?
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MY LAPTOP SCREEN GOES OFF WHEN IN PLAYING YET YOU CAN STILL HEAR THE SOUND AND WHEN I SHUT THE SCREEN AND THEN OPEN IT AGAIN IT GIVES ME A NOTIFICATION WHICH SAYS : THIS IS NOT THE OPTIMAL SCREEN RESOLUTION FOR THIS PRIMARY DISPLAY. THE OPTIMAL RESOLUTION IS 1920*1080. SELECT THIS NOTIFICATION FOR MORE INFORMATION. igfxTray.exe. ANY HELP AS TO WHAT IS REALLY WRONG?
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My laptop is dell inspirion 3537 and my video card is amd radeon r9 m200x and when i played it gived me blue screen whit error code thread stuck  of device manager or something like that and im banned this video card and now im playing on integrated video chip
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Hi everyone..
last week my note book fell out of my lap top bag and hit the floor, immediately afterwards the g,h, and backspace keys didn't work and still don't, I'm using a plug in usb keyboard..the note book is an  HP MINI AUDIO BEATS.
I cant take into shop to be fixed as ive not got money toi pay for it.
so lopoking to remedy the problem myself and hoping you guys that know your stuff will be abl;e to help me get these keys working again.
the plug in usb key board works fine,
ive removed the tops of the keys not working and also to compare i took one off one that was working. they all looked same...
please please give me a hnmd fixing thios but remember if i need to download stuff or open settings etc [please erxplain in layman terms,  im really not IT knowledged...
thank you in advance for any help[
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How do i get into the bios? It's running Win 10 Home and the fingerprint reader WAS active in Windows but now isn't. I'm wondering if the fingerprint reader has been enabled FOR entering the bios as well, so needs to be used in conjunction with key presses? There's also the issue of the toggling of function keys as well to add to the complexity. I suspect that F1-F12 are not defaulted but what's above IS.
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If i were after a laptop, my question would be answerable in one word: 'Thinkpad'

But what i'm looking for my client is a small netbook with say a 10 inch screen that is light and as powerful as possible that can be picked up cheaply as a used item. I used to be pretty happy with Sony Vaio netbooks with Atom processors, even ones with 1GB of RAM. But i don't think even double that is realistic these days, web pages being as bloated as they are. This would be for general use, with a Debian Linux ( probably Mate) desktop. I'd probably be using ebay.co.uk but am willing to look at new options as well as used. Any good recommendations?
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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.