i have a dell laptop. i dropped it and it. after i dropped it it still worked. but when i tried to plug my charger in it shut off. after the battery ran out there was nothin i could do. what is my problem. I bought a brand new charger, plugged it in and the charger light went off and there was a spark at the laptop where i plugged it in at. so it is the laptop.
I have a Compaq Presario 2700US laptop running Windows XP Home and SP2. I purchased a new battery course the old one would not charge nymore. Now, this one will not charge either. I don't know what the problem could be. I have had a few issues with XP and run a recovery console when I need to. What steps do I need to take to get the laptop to recognize the new battery
My g/f's computer is running XP and recently its commitment charge is currently triple what you would think is normal (700mb instead of 200mb) from what i can ascertain there are no extra processes running and cpu operation is running around 50% +40% -10%. The odd thing is, the computer has 512mb of ram but even when its sitting on 700mb its slow but not standstill slow.I have rebooted into safe mode and attempted using zone alarm suite, and webroot spysweeper; but both came up with errors requiring restart.I used the trendmicro housecall online scan in normal operation which did not find anything.
when i go to the performance tab in the task manager, the status info at the bottom line shows the cpu usage, process totals acordingly except that the comit charge just reads as "commit charge: 384K "
My laptop died and I removed the hard drive.I hooked the hard drive up to my new laptop via a SATA/IDE cable.I can see the old hard drive in the E drive and it appears that all the contents are there by the size of the hard drive (same as when I had it in the old laptop) but I can only see, actually view, a very small percentage of the drive. My goal: I want to transfer all old music, word documents and photos from old laptop into new laptop.
I've been given a laptop (dell latitude l400) which has had the hard drive wiped clean. All i have is the floppy drive.When i run the XP boot disk, i get an error message of ' bootinfo.inf', whereas when i run a 98 boot disk it does at least get further but stops at the C: prompt but cannot get anything else to work. I have run a Dir check and found that all the hard drive recognises is the command file. Also i have tried an external cd drive but cannot get the laptop to recognise it.
I have brand new acer .I have disabled a few things but could do with a bit of help on the rest.Trouble is I am not too sure what they are for,tried reading the manual,ended up even more confused.I basically go on I.E and Google things and read this website,that's about it.
Blue screen comes up after logging in with : "Checking file system on C: Type of file system is FAT 32 One of the disks needs to be checked for consistency Windows is verifying files and folders
Checks until 100% completed then shows "Windows has made corrections to file system".
Then goes back to windows is starting up and then log in again. Cannot find a way to break this loop. Is this virus or Windows fixing itself. Problem started out of the blue, nothing like it before (over 18 months). how can i get rid of it?
A laptop that I have to turn in soon. I use this more or less as a personal laptop (I work from home). I want to clean this up (remove history, etc) before I send it back to the company. I am not really trying to hide anything, but more prefer to not let them into my personal life. Please do not start preaching about ethics, or that it is a company comuter, etc....
The computer is a Dell Latitude D610, with Win XP. I have done the basics, like the Browser history, but I am more concerned with anything that may be kept in the registry, etc.
My laptop was in perfect working order last night but when I came to turn it on this morning it wouldn't. No screen, no sound. Tried again and got a high pitched continuos beep from it so turned it off/on again, nothing. Pressed F8 to try start it up in safe mode but it wont do that either. There is NO screen at all coming up. If i cant start it up in safe mode is it DEAD?
Yesterday he was trying to copy a DVD. As far as I understand (which is limited), it froze and he turned it off. When you try to switch it on, you get a black screen with a white message. the jist of it says that Windows shut down and that to restart it you need to choose a mode - it gives you options 'safe mode' 'last known settings that worked' 'normal mode' etc. We have tried all of these modes. the most successful of which always looks really promising - you get the blue windows screen, logo and jingle it looks like it is starting up but then dies and the screen goes black. When you turn it on you get the black screen again and go around in circles.
ever since I downloaded an episode of a TV show I missed last week (yes, bad idea..) my laptop has been acting up. It takes forever to open web pages if it will do so at all, and programs will give error messages and close. The messenger program will pop up showing others I am online although I have chosen all the options not to do that. I am sure it is a virus or some malware/spyware, but I run Norton (up to date) and Spyware Doctor (also up to date) and they can't find anything except a few adware cookies to delete. How do I find out what's causing this and get rid of it? It must have come in with the peer to peer program I would think?
I have an HP Pavilion ZV6000 laptop (AMD 64 3200+ 2.0 GHz, 80 gb Hdd, 8x Dual Layer DVD+/-RW drive, 128MB ATI Xpress 200m video dedicated memory). My Laptop has been having on & off problems booting to Windows, Some days it will boot to windows other days it won�t. The days it won�t I have to go thru the procedures listed below:
When I turn on my laptop it boots to the HP invent logo/intro & then that�s it, it doesn�t proceed to windows. Below in the left hand corner are a few instructions such as:ress <Esc> to change boot order Press <F10> to enter Setup, <F12> to boot from LAN
when i start up my laptop, it gets to the windows XP loading thing, it loads, and to contact my administrator and all that jazz it won't boot up in safe mode or anything either, and it was working fine just last night.
The specs on my desktop are better than those on my laptop. Why does my desktop not run like I feel like it should? Are there some simple ways for me to test it's performance and possibly locate the reason for it's sluggish behavior?
Well, I really did it this time... I decided to upgrade my laptop to XP... backed everything important, did the upgrade...everything seemed good. Worked. Then it notified me that the Norton was not working, & advised me to uninstall & reinstall... so I did... only thing is, I went ahead with the restart! I should of looked for junk/trace files, especially since it said it didn't completely remove it. So, when I restarted it, XP keeps coming to a screen that checkes the file system, fat ,32 scans & fixes files... dump files, etc. I can get to the IBM Bios setup, but I don't really know what to do from there.When I use a boot (maybe the one I'm using is no good) it says C: doesn't exist... I did try to start in safe mode, one of the times it appeared... but it didn't change the screen still did that fix-it thing.
My uncle was given an old Dell Latitude cpi laptop at work. Though, no discs or anything were included and the machine isn't formatted, it loads up to the password entry screen and I can't get passed this because they didn't include a password. Is there anyway to format without having a disk? There's no floppy drive, only a cd-rom.
So I just bought the HP Pavilion DV5 and it came (of course) with Vista. So I rounded up all the drivers I needed and prepared to wipe it and install XP. I have done this before on many computers.However I get an error message after it boots from the CD. I get the Windows setup screen with the blue and the grey bar at the bottom telling you what it's doing. But after that, instead of the menu I get:"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."It tells me to check for viruses and remove any new hard drives and such.
I have a dell inspiron laptop 1525, and I want to formet it but my DVD is not working so,If it is posible to formet my laptop by using USB Pen drive vorth 2 GB , So Let me tell How to format laptop with USB .