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Laptop speed drops significantly

Okay, I tested my speed a few months back and had 1.63mb download speed and .34mb upload speed. When I tested today, I got significant worse results. My better test was .60mb download and .28mb speed. My recent one was .10mb download and .30mb upload. Why has my connection gotten so slow and how can I...
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More power, for power hunger laptop

Basically I'm searching for a fair cheap way to usage my laptop without having to have it plugged in every time. Isn't that the point of a laptop? To be wireless? I'm presently running on a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop. It's almost a year old. When I'm surfing the internet and it is...
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Sony laptop memory install problem

I\'m advising a family member install some extra memory in her Sony VAIO laptop, but resemble to be having a trouble. Its a VGN-C290 model (May 2007) and presently has one 1GB chip installed & has one open slot. It permits a max of 2GB. Now, i\'ve bought an extra 1GB chip from Crucial.com,...
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Gateway 7330Gz accidently dropped and damaged please help

Hello All I\'m disappointed to say that past night I dropped my Gateway 7330Gz Laptop from the couch from like 3 feet...and it restarted but I turned it off, and well I was attempting to turn it back on. Once I turn it on the "inconvenience inform" appears giving me options whether to...
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Toshiba Laptop..Not showing Full Ram after upgrade..

i\'ve an Toshiba Satellite notebook (1.5ghz XPsp3 Celeron) that I now upgraded with 1GB of ram along with the 512mb it came with. The maximum memory the notebook can be ugraded to is 1.5 gb of Ram. Nevertheless, in computer properties, it shows that I only have 894 mb of ram. So the computer is not...
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mic problems

hi, i literally hope somebody can suggest, because ive now got a new, albeit budget laptop, and the most pivotal things i wanted it for i haven\'t been able to do!!!(another thread elsewhere!)it is a...hp g6062ea tk57 2gbvista home premiumconexant hd smart audio 221id been capturing audio, and sometimes...
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Bad Video Card??

I've been having troubles with my laptop and I believe it is a bad video card. I bought the laptop regarding a year back and I've been using an external monitor via a docking station exclusively. Model HP Pavilion dv6900 Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GSI get a messed up see with many screen even...
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Sound stopped on laptop

First, I'm sorry if I'm posting it in the the wrong section. Please move the thread if I did So today, everythign was working good and suddenly the sound stopped. I was in the middle of installing Adobe Audition when this happened.My computer tells that the speakers are working good...
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Sudden Switch Off; Won't Start Up...

i have a acer aspire 3680 1.47Ghz, and 1.5GB RAM, and 60GB HDD. i have reformated & reloaded my computer twice already. it was working good -- quick start & shutdown, then the inevitable happened. one day i was playing a game and the laptop now switched off suddenly! i attempted switching it on again but...
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What does F11 hotkey do?

At booting, there an option to prees the ESC key. It opens a menu with most F** options...F10 for BIOS, F11 for computer recovery,.....and many more.I wanna to know how can pressing F11 set up the recovery manager...I know that it adds the 80h flag to the recovery partition to set it active...Does it have some...
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My HP 6000 series crashed AGAIN!

i\'ve one of the known-faulty HP 6000 series laptops. It is over 2 years old, and i\'ve already had the motherboard exchange once. It was over a year old and they fixed it out of warranty at that time cause they knew they've screwed up an whole series. Nevertheless, it's crashed again - exact...
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My HP Compaq Laptop cannot shutdown

My HP Compaq nx6110 Laptop always restart right right now when I give it the command to closed down. When I take out the power supply it literally closed down for a while and restart again after a few minutes. i\'ve to remove the battery to prevent it from restarting. i\'ve done a self diagnostic test on the...
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Is my laptop doomed?

Hey All,The other day my HP laptop locked up and the most small blue squares appeared on the screen in a pattern alike to a checkerboard. After regarding 30 sec., the computer closed down. The keyboard/casing felt very hot. When I attempted to turn it back on, it sounded like it was booting up...
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Dell XPS M140 laptop keyboard issues after spillage

On a Dell laptop with XP, somebody spilled vodka sprite on my laptop and most all liquid pooled in the keyboard. I flipped it over to drain, took the keypad out and set it to dry, and then mopped up what was a surpisingly small amount of liquid that was able to seep up what little seapage close up...
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Dell Latitude keeps recyclling to login screen after log in

This dell latitude model D639 was a corporate computer my daughter bought when she left company employ. She got no disks with it and many more.Windows SP Pro is installed. It boots to the log in screen but after logging in it starts to load the OS then circles back to the login screen. I've been in the...
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hp dv 1000 buzzing noise from left corner, CPU area

i\'ve a 3 year old hp dv 1000 that has initiated making this annoying buzzing noise from the left corner by where the power cord plugs in. It is NOT the fan; it sounds like a high frequency electrical buzz. This noise occurs most of the time; the only times it stops is when the hard drive is active...
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optical drive problems

i\'ve a sony vaio vgn fw 370j, running Vista64, with an optiarc BD rom 5500s optical drive. It plays blue ray/dvds and burns discs good, but will not run audio cds or run software discs. With the latter, it makes noises like it's attempting to start, but the discs never spin. I've attempted...
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Toshiba CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive SD-R2212

point: drive will not eject. some tips on repair?
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Sony Vaio Power Problem

i\'ve a Sony Vaio VGN-NR110E that I bought regarding a year and a half back. Recently I've had issues with it powering off out of the blue. It'll come back on after taking out then replacing the battery an/or the power cord. (I don't know if this is literally advising or now coincidence)It...
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Laptop overheats in middle of windows restore!

My laptop was running exceedingly slow, and it kept overheating even with a cooler under it. I thought the solution was to do a windows restore, but when I initiated to do it, the laptop overheated in the middle of the restore. My computer doesn't even start right now, and every time I attempt to do to a...
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Laptop Shuts off with new Hard Drive

i\'ve an Acer Aspire 5315-2153. I exchange the HD, I did this for size nothing is wrong with the other. I used the Acer restore to install the O/S to the factory settings on the HD. Now with the new HD the computer will closed off without warning. The computer appear warmer than usual but not hot. I...
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Touchpad not working right

Hello all. i\'ve a HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop with Vista Premium running on it. The touchpad was working good past night and this morning it wouldn't let me usage it to select things. I can move the pointer around and scroll with it okay. To literally click on anything i\'ve to push the left button...
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Slow laptop. Is it due to antivirus?

i\'ve a rather aged Samsung v20 laptop 512mb memory and 20gb hdd. It was working okay, if a bit sluggishly, until i loaded AV anti viruas. It initiated having slower and then would hang! I un-installed it and loaded Nortons. The trouble has got worse. Very slow, persistnet hanging, and a big deal of...
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Laptop goes dark and won't respond

If I leave my laptop for a half hour or so, come back and screen is dark and will not respond to some inputs. Must do hard stop with power button to shutdown and then restart. i\'ve set options to NEVER go to sleep thinking that would so trouble but doesn't. I had set it to turn screen off after...
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Laptop Power Porblem and it won't turn on

Hello i have a Gateway 450ROG laptop, i can't get some suggest from gateway (they and there help went bankrupt), and i am having some issues. First off my laptop won't turn on all of a sudden each thing looks good no burnt things some where, but no matter what all it does is sit there no lights...
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Sony VAIO VGN-Z690 driver help.

I now got the VGN-Z690 customizable Z series VAIO. I wish to put in Vista Ultimate 32-bit to get a fresh start but unfortunately they don't offer it for my version of Vista. they have and "only consistent" with are XP, Business 32-bit, Home Premium 64-bit and Ultimate 64-bit. Their...
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Laptop Display is stuck in low resolution

Hello, i\'ve an HP Pavilion DV6500 custom made laptop with an nVidia Geforce 8400M graphics card. It came with Windows Vista on it but I reverted it to XP Pro and got all the drivers for it. Just now right now my computer initiated freaking out and jumping to low resolution (640x480) and stayed in it. So I...
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Hp/Compaq NX5000 will not hold power and boot up

I've tested the AC Adapter o/p & looks big. The battery appears to be holding a charge so. I get the same symptom with & w/o the battery in place. When I press the power button, the power LED lights and there is a 1-2 second flicker of the HD LED. It goes off and then the PC powers down....
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Motherboard fired?? Help!!

I own a Compaq CQ60-214DK laptop and I cracked the screen one day so I was using an external screen meanwhile I bought a new screen. I had my Friend attempt to install it, he had each thing connected and powered it on and the screen turn on but remained lit nothing showing up. He tested all the...
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dvd-cd drive error code 10

i\'ve a dell inspiron 1520 with vista home premium that I noticed a few months back is not able to run cd's and dvd's due to "bug code snippet 10". It makes the sound like it is going to start but then stops and I keep seeing different ways to resolve it when I google it.If anybody knows the...
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