I'm unable to 'Safely remove' or 'Eject' external USB 3.0 drives (I have 2) on my Lenovo Thinkpad running Wndows 8.1 without having the computer claim that the drive needs to be scanned for errors when the drive is reconnected to the same laptop or attached to my desktop PC's.
When I connect the same drives to my desktop PC's USB3 ports I initially get the same "scan for errors" prompt. But any further attaching and removal of the same drives to either my Windows 7(64) and Vista (64) dsktop PCs's does not reproduce the same error and further safe removal and reconnecting to those 2 systems is error free.
When scanned for errors there has never been any errors discovered. The 2.5" drives (one Seagate the other WD) are in Vantec USB 3.0 external enclosures that use a '2x USB plugs' cable; one for data and one for power. My usual removal method is to click on the 'Windows Explorer Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' icon on the Taskbar and select Eject for the drive and then wait until the 'Safe to remove' message pops up before removing the single cable attached to the external enclosure.
The USB Controllers are:
Intel(R) Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Coltroller - 1E26 Intel(R) Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Coltroller - 1E2D Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)
I unsuccessfully tried updating the Intel(R) Series/C216 Chipset controller to v188.8.131.52 but it's still at v184.108.40.2061.
If it's a USB 3.0 driver/firmware related, or a 'feature' of Windows 8.1?
I can live with the problem as I'm sure that the drive is not being removed while data is being written, and Indexing is disabled on external drives. But I prefer using a computer that does not exhibit these sort of problems.
I have a problem with my Windows 8 start menu. I need to get rid of this game entry that I uninstalled.I have removed the program (Touch Pack for Windows 7) and its gone, but this remains. Is there like a registry key I could delete?
I cannot find it in my start menu folder. I can't do anything from my Games Explorer directory.
Up until today, whenever I had a USB flash drive connected and I wanted to remove it I would click the icon in the System tray for "Safely remove hardware and eject media" and then my drive letter would be shown and I'd click on it to safely remove it. I am running Windows 8.1 and today when I click on the icon to remove the USB flash, all I see are three dots which do nothing. Above the 3 dots ... is the normal Open Devices and Printers. how to get the drive letters to appear instead of the 3 dots?
I have 64MB for video memory reported in BIOS but my Adapter shows only 32MB, it's normal and I am looking at two different things or something isn't right, I have the latest Intel HD4000 drivers installed.
I've noticed for a'while that the ATKOSD2 service would always start-up, even though the ATKOSDmgr option box is unchecked. I'm wondering if this command line would disable that particular service for good.
echo Start echo # echo ######################## Default dirctory for x86 x64 ######################## echo # echo this command is default system32 directory for x86 OS or x64 OS cd %windir% & cd system32 reg delete "HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun" /v "ATKOSD2" /f reg delete "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun" /v "ATKOSD2" /f echo #
Windows 8.1!!! Set up all email addresses in Internet Explorer in mail.google.com > Contacts. Wanted people in People app to be listed alphabetically so found I had to place the last name in the first name Google 'block' and the first name in the last name 'block' on mail.google.com That's OK. All contacts in the People app had their Skype info included. However, I added a Skype contact (for which I already had entered an email address) after I did the above but it didn't show up in the People app until the next day.
The problem was that now, this contact had two entries in the People app (one had only the email address and the other had the email address and the Skype info. The entry with the Skype info is titled by the Proper Name. The entry with an email address only was also listed in the People app - last name first. But now, I had two entries with the same name.
I tried to correct this by trying to delete the Name with only the email address (in the people app, it is now listed by its' email address, not its' Proper Name due to my attemp to correct the duplication. Couldn't do it - don't know why. So I went back into Google contacts and tried to change the 'duplication.' Ended up with a duplicate again - except that the duplicate (which I want to delete) is listed in the People app by its' email address - not its' Proper Name' like all the other contacts. Also, this entry does not have the Skype info associated with it.
I recently bought a computer from a local computer store. It came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and had a burn-in run on it. I don't like how they setup my accounts, plus neither me nor the administrator account can mount iso images, it says we don't have the permissions. I tried the WindowsSetupBox.exe and Windows8-setup.exe from the windows website but I get a error saying it is not valid for retail version of windows 8.1. My CD key is for "Windows 8.1 Pro For OEN Software". I then tried downloading MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.SINGLE.LANGUAGE.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT and it said my key doesn't match any available images.
I bought a new lenovo laptop with built-in windows 8 OS. Just after a few days I started using it, networking problems arose. When I tried to connect to a wireless router,it shows connected but could not browse even. Troubleshooting gives a message that "WiFi does not have a valid IP configurations" or "Problem with wireless adopter and access point" or "Network cable is not properly plugged in". I contacted Lenovo chat support and tried re-installing the latest drivers, but couldn't solve the problem. i still couldn't connect to the wireless network properly.
So I've been using this router, Belkin N+ wireless router F5D8235-4 v2, for a while now and It hasn't had problems most of the time and I've been using it fine with my DSL modem. My mother connects with her Nook tablet, my father with his laptop, and sometimes my phone and no problems. Until the other day when I randomly went to go on my computer I had no internet connection so I
1) Reset modem and router like I always do, still nothing.
2) Tried windows trouble shooting and gave me this message """"Ethernet" does not have a valid IP config".
3) I unplugged my Ethernet cable from my modem to the router and directly connected it from modem to computer and everything works fine and doesn't randomly lag out like before.
I can't do clean install for win 8.1 update 1 retail pro version,due to product key problem.i tried many keys still the same problem,key isn't valid,the key that i bought is working only when upgrading from windows 7 only?
Recently I have been intermittently getting disconnected from the internet while gaming / streaming. If I ran the troubleshooter, the error that I got was "Default gateway not available". Resetting my router/modem and restarting the PC every time it happened seemed to resolve this for a while. and is now accompanied by another error saying that "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. This is much more frequent now, every 10-20 minutes or so. I am on wired internet coming from the combo router/modem from my ISP/Cable co.
Attached is my ipconfig /all while working and after the error.
So my computer started blue screening on start-up. I tried using system restore while booting both points I had were corrupted. I did chkdsk /r and I have to restart to start it. I restart, and the thing freezes on 20% for 2-3 hours, and my computer restarts. Not sure if it's a crash or something else. So I boot into safe mode, which is the only thing that doesn't blue screen, and try to reset Windows from there. It tells me I need some installation media, so I install Windows 8 into a USB, following the instructions step by step. It formats the USB automatically and installs Windows on it. I go to PC settings and click on the option to reset my computer. I insert the media it requires and it tells me "The media inserted is not valid." I retried all the steps three times now, and it still does not work.
I bought a a Lenovo IdeaPad P400 Touch laptop last week, with Windows 8 64-bit OS. I went through the general setup and had the computer working in no time; wireless and Ethernet connections worked fine for a few days and then I began getting "Limited" connectivity errors on both the Wi-fi and Ethernet. After the initial setup, I ran windows update and tried to install vmVare, then I realized this "Limited Connectivity" problem. After that, I uninstalled the vmware and all other software I had installed since I received the laptop but internet connectivity was not restored.
Nearly frustrated over this, I restored my laptop to its initial (factory setup) status and reinstalled the Windows 8 OS that the manufacturer stored on a built-in D drive, using the Lenovo OneKey Recovery process. During the restoration process, I had to re run Windows setup (like a new computer). I had hoped this would reverse any issues I had with internet connectivity, but it did not work. In fact, Windows 8 could not connect to the internet during setup and I had to create a local account to finish the setup.
After completing the setup, I visited the windows 8 forums and tried using a recommended solution for re-setting tcp/ip (netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset reset.log hit), restarted my laptop but the problem still persists.
I even ran the IPResetAll app posted by Chev65 but got this screen shot instead:
C:windowssystem32>pushdwindowssystem32driversetc C:WindowsSystem32driversetc>attrib -h -s -r hosts Path not found - C:WindowsSystem32driversetc C:WindowsSystem32driversetc>echo 127.0.0.1 localhost 1>HOSTS Access is denied.
A the moment I am stuck and can't use my laptop because I need to activate Windows online. Laptop keeps restarting telling me to activate Windows now.
Issues found "Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid IP configuration"Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid IP configuration Not fixed Not Fixed Investigate router or broadband modem issues Failed Reset the "Wi-Fi" adapter Completed
Issues found Detection details
6 "Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid IP configuration Not fixed Not Fixed
Investigate router or broadband modem issues Failed
If you're connected to a hotspot or domain network, contact the network administrator. Otherwise: 1. Unplug or turn off the device. 2. After all the lights on the device are off, wait at least 10 seconds. 3. Turn the device on or plug it back into the power outlet. To restart a router or modem that has a built-in battery, press and quickly release the Reset button.
Reset the "Wi-Fi" adapter Completed
This can sometimes resolve an intermittent problem. InformationalNetwork Diagnostics Log File Name: 50A11834-7A6E-4778-AE80-BF5F9D81716D.Repair.1.etl
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InformationalDiagnostics Information (Network Adapter) Details about network adapter diagnosis:
I am running Excel 2007 and have been working on files and ONLY saving them to my USB memory stick.
On connecting the device to my PC (using an extension USB cord) I noticed a very brief minute blue like spark, and didn'y release until I tried to access my files that the entire content was wiped.
Excel cannot open the file 'LostFile_XLSX_608879.xlsx' because the file format or file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.
Well I think it looks fine to me, and I endeavoureed to use the Open & Repair when openng the file too, with no luck.
I have the same problem, I used to connect to my collage wifi, which is powered by sonicwall for the past 1 year, but I can't able to connect it anymore from my room.... I use TP link wifi routerTL-WN7200ND...my signals are good in my room buy it not connecting, saying unidentified network... I tried formatting c dive and re installed OS and all, I tried even windows 7, but my problem is not solved, I tried ipconfig cmd command and many, but none of them worked for me.... I forgot tell something, I can connect to the proxy from a 10 rooms after my room,with the same signal strength... but not from my room....
while ago my internet on my laptop got messed, I reset the router and the Internet went down for days, but when it came back it wasn't working for my laptop, but everything else. Trouble shooting has told me it's a DNS server not responding, and now it's telling me the wifi doesn't have a valid ip config. I've tried many things, like with the internet protocals, the command prompt fix which also hasn't worked, and I'm stuck on what to do.
When I click on my my internet protocols v4/v6 it gives me the option to install maybe that's something or not.
After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the key is not showing as valid. When I enter the key I get this error code:
Error code: 0xC004F012
I used a tool to get the actual key from the OEM code and when I try to add that key it also rejects the key. Also, the system will install updates but after rebooting but it reverts all the new updates.
Dell XPS One 2710
I tried calling windows and dell support with no luck..