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Language Arts for Kids: diagram sentence, adjective prepositional phrase, lenc
adjective prepositional phrase, lenc, direct object: Dear Michelle, I will go through the sentence, explaining the part of speech and how it is used in the sentence. Everyday = adverb, answering the question, when Jenna swims. It modifies the verb, swims. Jenna = subject swims = verb dozens = noun, used...

Language Arts for Kids: diagramming sentences, infinitive phrase, object of preposition
infinitive phrase, object of preposition, independent clauses: Dear Andy, What you have there is a compound sentence consisting of two independent clauses. The independent clauses are: Kendra and Luke tried to stop. but - coordinating conjunction 2nd independent clause: Their sled crashed into the snow bank. ...

Language Arts for Kids: Possessive Nouns/Possessive Pronouns, possessive nouns, possessive pronoun
possessive nouns, possessive pronoun, possessive pronouns: Dear Suzanne, Remember that part of speech depends on how the word is used in the sentence. Example: Exercise is good for you. Exercise is a noun and used as the subject in the sentence. They exercise every day. Exercise is a verb, telling...

Language Arts for Kids: Present participle, present participle, perfect tenses
present participle, perfect tenses, agricultural economist: Dear Adegbola, The present participle of the verb is the second principle part of the verb. (example: base form - jump second principle part is formed by adding ing to the base form. (jumping) We use the second principle part of the verb...

Language Arts for Kids: confustion with parsing and diagramming the following sentence:, adverbial prepositional phrase, object of preposition
adverbial prepositional phrase, object of preposition, adjective modifier: Dear Tori, You are so right in stating that knowing the usage of a word in English will help in learning another language. Sentence: He gave a sword to the friend but not to the slave. He = subject gave = verb (diagram as a compound verb) See my website...

Language Arts for Kids: Connotations, connotative meaning, connotative meanings
connotative meaning, connotative meanings, air engines: Denotative meanings are the dictionary definition of the words we use. Ropes are knotted. People sing songs. But connotative meanings are implications of words we use, or ways we interpret meanings. One common connotative meaning of knotted is often...

Language Arts for Kids: simple subject of a question using a pronoun, simple predicate, lenc
simple predicate, lenc, linking verb: Dear Bobby, Always try to change a question into a statement and then the subject and verb should be seen. Example: Who is your favorite artist? Change to statement: Your favorite artist is who? Simple subject is artist. Simple predicate would be the...

Language Arts for Kids: diagramming, direct object, adverb
direct object, adverb, ny times: Oh...I hate diagramming :) LOL I am not sure if I can attch a diagramm. I am going to try... There should be an attachment here. I am not a fan of diagramming and don t teach it much. But this is what I think it should be. Mrs. D Well...it...

Language Arts for Kids: Abstract Concrete
Dear Madison, I have a fractured elbow and am typing this with my left hand...sorry it is late in getting to you. Work you can t see or use any of your senses. You see a person doing something but you don t see work. Same thing with risk. It is also...

Language Arts for Kids: Diagramming Sentences
Dear Carmen, Thanks for your question. 1. Will they ever climb to the top of that hill? Try always to make a question a statement. They will climb (ever) to the top of the hill. Subject : they Verb: will climb adverb: ever under verb Prep. Phrase:...

Language Arts for Kids: Diagramming Sentences
I really dislike sentence diagramming. I never make my students do this! I am not all that good at it myself! However, I can tell you why you are having difficulty with these and give you a push in the right direction. 1. When working with questions,...

Language Arts for Kids: A language usage question
If someone said the situation was technology-exacerbated it would mean that the situation was complicated or made worse somehow by the technology. It does not mean the technology was harmed in some way. I would not say there were other meanings. Using this...

Language Arts for Kids: grammer, prepositional phrase, rainsford
prepositional phrase, rainsford, direct object: This is a very complicated sentence. Rainsford knows is the subject verb. Knows what is usually how you would find a direct object and in this case the rest of the sentence fits that definition. The adverb also is identified by looking at knows....

Language Arts for Kids: Subject and Predicate Grammar, complete predicate, complex sentences
complete predicate, complex sentences, dependent clause: Dear Celeste, You have two subjects in this sentence but one is in the dependent or subordinate clause and one in the main clause or independent clause. Subordinate or dependent clause: Only I am able to know...Subject is I...predicate (verb) is am...

Language Arts for Kids: Dialogue Writing, imaginary dialogue, writing dialogue
imaginary dialogue, writing dialogue, step sisters: I don t know if its okay to be informal. You need to ask your teacher. When writing dialogue, you should write the way people really talk. I like it when my students use their imagination and create interesting scenes. What if Cinderella fought back?...

Language Arts for Kids: Transitive and Intransitive verbs, transitive and intransitive verbs, linking verbs
transitive and intransitive verbs, linking verbs, predicate noun: Dear Anushka, I certainly can answer this question, Anushka. I hope this will help you. The word, trans means across. So if we say we will take public transportation to get the the city, it means we are taking public buses, taxis to get across the plains...

Language Arts for Kids: Literature, slang expression, lenc
slang expression, lenc, literature: Dear Matt, Herbert wishes for 200 pounds (money). His response is: 200 pounds (money) would clear the house..meaning the 200 pounds would pay off the house. (Pay off the remaining money needed to pay off the house) Hope this helps you and your daughter....

Language Arts for Kids: Meaning of a phrase
Dear Anna Claire, I m sorry this is so late coming to you. I answered it twice but each time The answer got deleted, evidently .The meaning of this phrase is really in the first two words, imitative desire . If one desires to be like another byimitating...

Language Arts for Kids: Identifying simple subjects and predicates
Dear Mrs. Styles, In a question sentence, always try to put it into a statement. Have you seen something so fantastic? You have seen something so fantastic. Then the simple subject is shown to be you . The simple predicate is a verb with a helping verb......

Language Arts for Kids: REQUEST OF EXPLANATIONS ABOUT AMERICAN ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES
In your first example the key term you are looking at is assisted-living home. Assisted and living must be kept together. This is an elderly care situation where the older people are helped to care for their own needs. In your second example you need...

Language Arts for Kids: sentence diagram
Dear James, Did you take this sentence,, because I can t believe a teacher would give this one. It is very difficult to diagram it as it contains 2 main clauses, 3 dependent, clauses, 1infintive phase, a one participial prases. I suggest you take an easier...

Language Arts for Kids: analysis of subject and predicate in interrogative sentence
Dear Gridihari, Generally, one can turn an interrogative question into a statement to find subject and verb. Your sentence: would then be a statement, like this. Your favorite story is which. , Now, what is the subject.....story favorite and your are...

Language Arts for Kids: diagramming
Dear Julie, I will give you my website that has a lot of information in English grammar and diagramming. First, I will tell you the part of speech that your sentence words are. Sentence: Jesus often visited the home of Martha and Mary. Jesus is the...

Language Arts for Kids: diagramming a simile, picking parts of speech
Oh my, that one is complicated! I really dislike diagramming and don t make my kids do it! I am not really sure how to diagram this sentence and will need to go do this as my homework also. Sorry for not being as helpful as I d like. I will relay...

Language Arts for Kids: stilts in diagramming
Dear Jennifer, First, you need to realize you have a compound sentence. Always diagram the first independent clause first and then down below that one, the second independent clause. First independent clause is: Jesus, who rose, is king 2nd independent...

Language Arts for Kids: 6th Grade Language Arts, grade language arts, lenc
grade language arts, lenc, word usage: Dear Stefanie, Grammar is the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed. Therefore you learn about the 8 parts of speech and how they are related to each other in a sentence. You also learn what is the correct way to write (or speak )...

Language Arts for Kids: ~Adverd Pharses~, adverb phrase, adverb examples
adverb phrase, adverb examples, object of the preposition: Dear Sabrina, Remember that an adverb answers the questions, where, when, why and to what extent or degree. A phrase is a group of related words. A prepositional phrase is a phrase starting with a preposition and ending with the object of the preposition....

Language Arts for Kids: ambiguity, technical reason, ambiguity
technical reason, ambiguity, medical records: David, http://mentalhealth.about.com/cs/culturalissue1/a/bias304.htm Explains “racial” or “facial” ambiguity. Facial or “racial” ambiguity happens when one attaches in one’s mind the idea that the minute I see a person of a different nationality or...

Language Arts for Kids: authors, quotation mark, quotation marks
quotation mark, quotation marks, franny: Hi Franny, I don t know if there is any true answer to this question. It is sort of an opinion question, but a good one, something I myself have wondered about. It really depends on the book in mention, and the time it was written in. In general, though,...

Language Arts for Kids: cats, wet cat food, language arts project
wet cat food, language arts project, adult cats: Hi, I hope I m not to late to answer your question, I just got this Monday night at 7. I don t consider myself a cat expert, but I will do my best to give you true and accurate info. I don t know why all cats are curious. I don t think all are. I think...

Language Arts for Kids: character analysis, library workshop, citing a source
library workshop, citing a source, cwis: Dear Yesenia, Remember that the main reason for quoting from a source is to back up your own ideas. Therefore, in citing a source, give enough information as is available so that others might be able to go to that source to verify the quote. If pg # are...

Language Arts for Kids: Diagramming Sentences, complete predicate, simple predicate
complete predicate, simple predicate, diagramming sentences: Dear Erin, Yes, are found is the verb phrase. Simple predicate means just the verb, whether it is one word or more like in a verb phrase. Complete predicate would mean: verb plus all the words that modify it. In your sentence, the complete predicate would...

Language Arts for Kids: Diagramming sentences, compound complex sentences, compound complex sentence
compound complex sentences, compound complex sentence, diagramming sentences: Hi, Beth, The only way I know how to diagram on this computer is to tell you how each word is being used and refer you to several diagrams at my website that will show you the various items. If you have a question yet after I give you this info, please write...

Language Arts for Kids: Double Negatives, double negatives, lenc
double negatives, lenc, exceptions: Most of the time when one has a double negative in a sentence it needs to be corrected because it really means a positive. Example: No man...means not one man...needs nothing...means he has everything. So the correction might be: No man needs everything....

Language Arts for Kids: diagramming infinitives, infinitive phrase, diagonal line
infinitive phrase, diagonal line, direct object: Hmmmm... Yes, it could go that way...smart thinker! If you diagram it like that then it should look like this...and I am really not sure I can draw that in here...I ll try. to go | west ...

Language Arts for Kids: diagramming infinitives, infinitive phrase, object of preposition
infinitive phrase, object of preposition, verbal phrases: Yes, (you) understood is the subject of the sentence. (you) = subject take = verb stairs = direct object the, other = adjectives modifying stairs (put them on separate slanted lines below stairs. To reach the fifth floor is an infinitive phrase modifying...

Language Arts for Kids: double homonyms, list of homonyms, homonym list
list of homonyms, homonym list, old miser: I have worked on this for a while and can t seem to be able to come up with the couble homonyms either. The homonyms for cent are sent, scent, The Homonyms for writers are rite, right, wright. A site on the internet that has a list of homonyms is: http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html...

Language Arts for Kids: double negatives, sentence changes, double negatives
sentence changes, double negatives, lenc: The reason why you do not use double negatives is because the meaning of the sentence changes to a positive. For example, if I said I don t want nothing. It means I want something. So one needs to avoid double negatives because the meaning changes from...

Language Arts for Kids: doubt regarding subject and predicate in interrogative sentences, complete predicate, subject and predicate
complete predicate, subject and predicate, interrogative sentences: To get the subject and predicate of a question is it best to locate the verb first. Usually once you find that it is a matter of reversing the sentence. What is your name? Name - subject, your - adjective, is - verb your name - complete subject,...

Language Arts for Kids: Englisg, grammar web, predicate noun
grammar web, predicate noun, object positions: It should be who all love and respect her. Who is used as subject and predicate noun positions. Whom is used in object positions. You can practice this at my grammar web site where I have a sheet on it with explanation & answers. When you get to the site,...

Language Arts for Kids: English Language, dictionary reference, lenc
dictionary reference, lenc, nouns ending in o: Most nouns ending in o are made plural by adding s . Thus photo is photos but there are exceptions. One of them is tomatoes or potatoes, etc. Why? Only because that is the way they are formed. Our English language is difficult because we have so many...

Language Arts for Kids: English, sincere apologies, unauthorized aid
sincere apologies, unauthorized aid, preposition: First, my sincere apologies for responding so late you probably don t need the answer any more. I usually get an e-mail when questions come in. For some reason, I was not notified of this one. Second...sentence diagramming is not my strong suit! And...

Language Arts for Kids: EXPLANATION OF WORDS AND PHRASES TAKEN FROM THE BOOK "BORN TO FLY",by Michael French, turboprop engines, michael french
turboprop engines, michael french, chinese fighter: Dear Giuliano, Thank you for using AllExperts. Here is my answer to your questions. http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780440237969 This is a summary of the book & information on the author. http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780440237969&view=excerpt...

Language Arts for Kids: EXPLANATION OF WORDS AND PHRASES TAKEN FROM THE BOOK "BORN TO FLY",by Michael French, space pods, turboprop engines
space pods, turboprop engines, english victoria: Dear Giuliano, I am very impressed that you want to interpert English correctly. I have never read this book, but I will do my best to help you. To your fist question, I am not exactly sure what pods are but from the context I feel I have a pretty good idea....

Language Arts for Kids: Faulty Parallelism, faulty parallelism, independent clauses
faulty parallelism, independent clauses, voice of the verb: Dear Anonymous, The first one does not necessarily have a faulty parallelism but it is very awkward and therefore would be considered faulty. Why add a lot of words that mean inexpensive? ( that did not cost too much money ) The revised one is better but...

Language Arts for Kids: Diagramming Sentences, verb phrase, prepositional phrase
Language Arts for Kids: Diagramming Sentences, verb phrase, prepositional phrase, helping verb

Language Arts for Kids: double homonyms, prose, old miser
Language Arts for Kids: double homonyms, prose, old miser

Language Arts for Kids: doubt regarding subject and predicate in interrogative sentences, subjects and predicates, identifying subjects and predicates
Language Arts for Kids: doubt regarding subject and predicate in interrogative sentences, subjects and predicates, identifying subjects and predicates, predicate

Language Arts for Kids: Faulty Parallelism, grammatical structures, orthography
Language Arts for Kids: Faulty Parallelism, grammatical structures, orthography, grammar

Language Arts for Kids: grammar, verb tenses, passive voice
Language Arts for Kids: grammar, verb tenses, passive voice, participle

Language Arts for Kids: participial and gerund phrases, predicate noun, object of preposition
Language Arts for Kids: participial and gerund phrases, predicate noun, object of preposition, subject predicate

Language Arts for Kids: was vs. were, correct answer, subjunctive
Language Arts for Kids: was vs. were, correct answer, subjunctive, exceptions

Language Arts for Kids: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives, object of the preposition, diagramming sentences
object of the preposition, diagramming sentences, gerunds infinitives: Dear BP, Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles are known as Verbals. Verbals are verb forms used as another part of speech. Gerunds are verb forms ending in -ing and -ed and are used as a noun would be used in a sentence. Therefore, they can be used in...

Language Arts for Kids: Grammar & Style, william butler yeats, moray eel
william butler yeats, moray eel, conditional sentences: Dear Amanda, Here are the reasons why the answers are correct. I hope the explanation helps you understand those reasons so you can correctly write the sentences or any sentences correctly. I have given not ony the answers and reasons for them but have...

Language Arts for Kids: Grammar, object of the verb, direct object
object of the verb, direct object, lenc: Dear Danielle, In order to decide between the verbs, sit and set, one must know when to use each one. Sit is an intransitive verb. That is, there will never be a direct object following it. Sat is a transitive verb. There WILL be a direct object following...

Language Arts for Kids: grammar, correct sentence, homework
correct sentence, homework, grammar: To my understanding the verb forms are past, present, and future. Example: done, do, did. The third verb form would be the future, or did. If you have a sentence like I did my homework that uses the third verb form. If you put have in front of did you have...

Language Arts for Kids: HELP ASAP!, levi eshkol, moshe dayan
levi eshkol, moshe dayan, israel defense forces: You don t like your paper because it has no structure. It is full of excellent information but that information is not arranged so that it tells a story when you read it. You need to add Since the... to the very beginning to make the first sentence complete....

Language Arts for Kids: Help, third grade math, school phonics
third grade math, school phonics, ldonline: Dear Kathy, I have spent sometime checking out places I thought you be helpful to you. My very first suggestion is that you join a home schooling group in your area. The following sites will help you understand what is happening with your child’s learning...

Language Arts for Kids: Help with finding right word, schemer, good word
schemer, good word, tact: Schemer is not really a good word. But scheming is. It means to be sneaky and plotting. Use the characters name and phrase the sentence like this. While Mary is tactful and charming, she is also scheming. Others words for scheming are conniving, devious,...

Language Arts for Kids: help me!!please reply as soon as posible!!!, imperative sentence, sentence states
imperative sentence, sentence states, declarative sentence: David A declarative sentence states an idea rather than giving an order, and usually ends with a period (rather than an exclamation mark). If what you meant by improagative is imperative , than an imperative sentence is one where an order is given. ...

Language Arts for Kids: help!, levi eshkol, moshe dayan
levi eshkol, moshe dayan, israel defense forces: (Since the creation) of the independent state of Israel on May 14, 1948, the region has been plagued by a series of wars and tensions between the Arabs and the Israelis. (Thesis statement might be something like this so your essay has coherence...This series...

Language Arts for Kids: homonyms, list of homonyms, lenc
list of homonyms, lenc, dead language: Dear Marty, There are so many homonyms in our English language that I believe more and more are found as we add words to our language. English is NOT a dead language. Our language keeps growing as we discover more and more in science, technology, etc. ...

Language Arts for Kids: May i know about some grammer rules?, grammer rules, present tense
grammer rules, present tense, different places: Yes... if I was a bird is technically past tense because you can t explain it until you already tried it... And I know people say if I were you but that doesn t make if I was you any less correct. You would use were in this instance if we were...

Language Arts for Kids: how do I know if the sentence is correct?, smoking cigarettes, lenc
smoking cigarettes, lenc, cigarette smoking: Dear Alyssa, I suggest you rewrite the above sentences. Billboards and other advertisements on smoking cigarettes portray the smoker as a cool person. What is a harmful drug? Are cigarettes harmful to the smoker and/or to those around a smoker? ...

Language Arts for Kids: Language Arts, diagramming sentences, grammar practice
diagramming sentences, grammar practice, assignements: Dear Sonya & Todd, Have you talked to the teacher as to what she thinks will help Demorris? It seems that she would be able to let you know if the problem lies in the fact that Demorris is just not doing his assignments or that he doesn t comprehend what...

Language Arts for Kids: Language, judy pasternak, dictionary online
judy pasternak, dictionary online, dictionary reference: Dear Jan, Many times when we use these two words, they seem like synonyms. But I think that there is a slight difference in meaning, just like many synonyms seem to have that slight difference. For example, if I said: He is a big man. I may mean he is...

Language Arts for Kids: language, complete predicate, singers
complete predicate, singers, opera: The singers in an opera is the complete subject. It is what we are talking about. singers is the simple subject, the other words tell us which singers. the rest is the complete predicate with sing as the verb. The base sentence....singers sing....everything...

Language Arts for Kids: language arts, strawberry pie, lenc
strawberry pie, lenc, adjective: Dear Kiwanis, An adjective is a word that modifies or describes a noun. Therefore to use the noun strawberry into an adjective you need to add a noun to show how the word strawberry describes another noun. Example: I like strawberry pie. (strawberry...

Language Arts for Kids: language arts for kids, girl scout troop, language arts
girl scout troop, language arts: The subject is what you are talking about or referring to in any sentence. While they were out for a stroll in the beautiful park, the girl scout troop got lost. It doesn t matter where we are (the park) or what kind of park it is (beautiful) or what...

Language Arts for Kids: languages in words, dictionary reference, online dictionary
dictionary reference, online dictionary, lenc: Go to the following site. It is an online dictionary. If you put in the word, terrestrial, you will come up with this particular site. If you look below the 6th definition, you will find the origin of the word, terrestrial. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=terrestrial&x=0&y=0...

Language Arts for Kids: learning language, english at home, learning language
english at home, learning language, primary grades: Could you give me more information? Are you talking about teaching English to those children who do not speak English at home or are you just talking about how to plan lessons for younger English speaking students in primary grades, etc? Please let me know...

Language Arts for Kids: Less Than/More Than (Mathematics), answer choices, negative answer
answer choices, negative answer, allexperts: Thank you for resubmitting that first calculation. The answer to the first one is: 6 is 1 less than 7. If you subtract 7 -1 = 6 If you say that it is 6 is 5 less than one...you would come up with a negative answer...1-5 = -4 The second one is what...

Language Arts for Kids: MLA format, mla in text citations, medea euripides
mla in text citations, medea euripides, signal phrases: Jeff, according to the MLA rules, you should be putting the author or the title of the work in the quote and then in the in-text citation, the page number and lines (p.75; 87-98) If you are not using as you said the author or title in the quote then do the...

Language Arts for Kids: math, lenc, math
lenc, math: My expertise is in English but I can answer this for you. 1/4 is less than 1/3. The reason is that if you consider having 1/4 of a full 4/4...you would have less than 1/3 of a full 3/3. Therefore 1/4 is less than 1/3. Hope this is helpful. Thanks for...

Language Arts for Kids: nouns, kinds of nouns, possessive nouns
kinds of nouns, possessive nouns, collective nouns: Nouns are words that name a person, place, thing or idea. The nouns cannot really be counted. They name and therefore let us put a label on a person, place, thing or idea. For example: For a person, we can call them a general name (common noun) like: ...

Language Arts for Kids: Passive Words, passive sentences, vivian
passive sentences, vivian, objection: Vivian, To be passive is to submit or accept with out resistance or objection. Now, I can not find a certain specification for passive words, or any written list, but there are passive sentences. Passive sentences aren t as passionate sounding as active sentences....

Language Arts for Kids: Possessive forms, plural nouns, singular nouns
plural nouns, singular nouns, indefinite pronoun: Dear Smitty, Children is already plural, as you said. But to show possession to a plural that does not end in s, you need to add apostrophe s ( s). So it would be children s activity. Your second one is correct if each is owning their schoolbooks. ...

Language Arts for Kids: Pronouns, object of preposition, predicate noun
object of preposition, predicate noun, proper noun: Dear Tyra, You are very correct in your reasoning. Congratulations! Remember that these pronouns are used as subjects or predicate pronouns in a sentence (follow a linking verb .) I, you, he,she, it, we, they These pronouns are used as objects in...

Language Arts for Kids: Pronunciation, pronounciations, irish names
pronounciations, irish names, irish name: Hello, I am sorry to say that I am not all that experienced in the pronounciation of Irish names. However, I have researched this, and I have come to the conclusion that the name Aghaveah should probably be pronounced: Ag-ov-a. With all vowels short. However...

Language Arts for Kids: participial and gerund phrases, gerund phrases, participial phrases
gerund phrases, participial phrases, gerund phrase: Dear Jasmine, A gerund is the -ing or -ed or -d form of the verb used as a noun in a sentence. Therefore, a gerund would be used in these positions in a sentence: as a subject, predicate noun, direct object, object of preposition. A participle is the -...

Language Arts for Kids: parts of speech and punctuation, proper noun, parts of speech and punctuation
proper noun, parts of speech and punctuation, lenc: Dear Stephanie, It sounds like you are asking what parts of speech may be a subject of a sentence. Generally, one would tell you that nouns or pronouns can be subjects of a sentence. But sometimes a word that looks like a verb could also be the subject...

Language Arts for Kids: personification, personification, e mail
personification, e mail, bees: First, I would like to apologize about the late answer. I know it is probably too late to be useful. I usually get an e-mail notifying me of questions and this time I didn t. I really apologize. This is a tough question. I d say no...because some lights...

Language Arts for Kids: will you please proof-read sentence, etc, neoprene pads, word positions
neoprene pads, word positions, independent clause: John, I would change a few word positions so that your idea is clearly stated. This is how I would write it BUT always remember that my way of writing something is not written in brick. You have to have your own persona (own way of saying something)...

Language Arts for Kids: predicates, elizabeth smith miller, complete and simple predicates
elizabeth smith miller, complete and simple predicates, amelia bloomer: Dear Jeremy, There are two types of predicates. Predicate have to due with the part of the sentence that includes the verb and all the words that modify the verb. The first type of predicate is just that: the verb and all the words that modify it. The second...

Language Arts for Kids: present participle, helping verb, allexperts
helping verb, allexperts, temporary situation: Dear Taked47, I am going to give you my opinion on this one. I believe #2 is saying what you want to say about being tired better. A present participle is a verb form using a form of the helping verb, to be, and the present participle which ends in -ing....

Language Arts for Kids: punctuation, punctuation rules comma, phrases and clauses
punctuation rules comma, phrases and clauses, comma usage: Dear Melissa, You did fine, except you missed a comma. You should have one after October 2nd, so it should read: We had off from school on Monday, October 2nd, in honor of Yom Kippur! exclamined Olivia. Here is a list of the uses of all punctuation...

Language Arts for Kids: A question concerning grammar, object of the preposition, strunk white
object of the preposition, strunk white, object of a preposition: I hope this is helpful to you, John. I enjoy helping students, whether a real student in the sense of schooling or an adult willing to learn. This is my opinion as I felt that with anytime as a object of the preposition, at...it would not be the word, anytime....

Language Arts for Kids: REQUEST OF EXPLANATIONS OF WORDS AND PHRASES TAKEN FROM THE BOOK THE BOOK "BORN TO FLY",by Michael French, installing drywall, sweat equity
installing drywall, sweat equity, new carpet: Dear Giulano, Equity (meaning the value of a home) is built up by renovating or updatiing a home. One can do that by oneself by painting, putting in new flooring or carpet, etc. One can also build up the value of a home by having construction or renovation...

Language Arts for Kids: Reading language arts, reading language arts, suit tailor
reading language arts, suit tailor, desk member: All analogies are solved by looking at the first two words of the analogy and reading it as: colossal is to (:) huge as (::) strange is to (:) ------- Analogies are solved by using one of these ways: Synonyms (same meaning) Example: sad:unhappy::sick:ill...

Language Arts for Kids: Reflexive Pronoun Usage, pronoun usage, object of a preposition
pronoun usage, object of a preposition, reflexive pronoun: One is the subject of the sentence and itself should be used since one is singular and thus the reflexive pronoun is referring back †o the subject. There is a practice (explanation and practice sheet) and answers to the practice on my grammar/diagramming...

Language Arts for Kids: Sats, preparatory tests, lenc
preparatory tests, lenc, college test: I am not sure I understand your question. If you are asking if there is a place where students can review for the SATS..the college preparatory tests, I know of a good one that will help with various parts of those tests. http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/newsat/...

Language Arts for Kids: Sentence Fragments, correct sentence structure, sentence fragment
correct sentence structure, sentence fragment, homework question: It is a sentence. It probably would be used after a sentence that told of other people coming to the house or wherever. If you change it to a regular sentence structure rather than inverted sentence structure, it would say: The neightors came then...meaning...

Language Arts for Kids: sentence skills, independent clauses, sentence skills
independent clauses, sentence skills, object of the verb: Dear Lori, A semicolon is used in the following way: 1. Use a semicolon (;) in place of a conjunction in a compound sentence, if the independent clauses are closely related. I practiced for three hours; now I am ready. So none of the ones above are...

Language Arts for Kids: trick homework question?, homework question, dictionary online
homework question, dictionary online, allexperts: Dear Kristal, I am wondering if the teacher in typing up the worksheet made a mistake in typing pitcher and meant to type the verb, pitches . If that is the case, then the word, pitches, is a verb. He pitches the ball with accuracy and speed. Thanks...

Language Arts for Kids: Unidentified issues with SAT grammar, grammar section, voice of the verb
grammar section, voice of the verb, action verb: Dear Eunice, I am happy that what I gave you has helped you to discover your problem on the SAT. Your problem has to due to the formation of the perfect tenses of a verb. The perfect tenses are formed to indicate various actions that have been completed...

Language Arts for Kids: Vocabulary, wild uproar, bouquet of flowers
wild uproar, bouquet of flowers, homework questions: Did you even try the dictionary?? I don t like giving answers to your homework questions if you didn t put in some effort to learn first. The definition is a scene or state of wild uproar or confusion. This one is really, really obvious if you use your...

Language Arts for Kids: was vs. were, subjunctive clause, singular subject
subjunctive clause, singular subject, allexperts: Subjunctive uses the word, if . When you say I wish there was a park nearby, you are saying: I wish that there was a park neaby...not if...therefore, it is was The subjunctive uses, if . For example, If there were a park nearby, I would go to it. ...

Language Arts for Kids: Word Usage, reflexive pronoun, personal pronoun
reflexive pronoun, personal pronoun, intensive pronoun: Dear Anonymous, You are correct in saying the two that you say are standard English. Myself or any -self words can be used to emphasize the pronoun and we generally call that the intensive pronoun. It may or may not emphasize the subject of a sentence....

Language Arts for Kids: i wanna some forms of grammar samples for SAT exam, grammar quiz, grammar questions
grammar quiz, grammar questions, quiz html: Dear thin myat, I suggest that you use the following sites on the internet to prepare for the SAT test. I am hopeful that you know enough English to be able to read each of the following sites and practice answering the sample questions for the test. Here...

Language Arts for Kids: more than less than, language arts, math
language arts, math, phrase: Your question is a little vague. Since this is the language arts area and not math, I assume that you want to know how to say the phrase. Sixty minus forty is less than seventy minus thirty. Twenty plus fifty is greater than...NOT more than. Is that...

Language Arts for Kids: was/were, owl at purdue university, owl resource
owl at purdue university, owl resource, owl at purdue: Dear Josh, Because of the compound subject joined by the conjunction, and, you need the plural verb, which is were. Here are the rules: Singular subject = singular verb Plural subject - plural verb Compound subjects, joined by the conjunction, “and”,...

Language Arts for Kids: was and were, meghan, regard
meghan, regard, victoria: Hi, This is a question, that I, as well as many other people I know have wondered about. In this sentence was is correct. Was is used for one person or thing, were is for two. If you were to say Meghan and Pete then were would be correct, but because you...

Laos: VIP bus from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, vip buses, ban sabai
vip buses, ban sabai, vang vieng: Hi Pauline, I apologize but you ve caught me just as I m about to leave on vacation. So, I ll try to cover all of your questions in an efficient and brief manner. Generally, if you can book through your guesthouse, it s usually a good bet. The VIP buses...

Laos: Travel to/from Vientiane (in May), lao aviation, south east asia
lao aviation, south east asia, thai baht: Hello G, I apologize for the delay in my response. It has been a busy week! Kudos to you for planning 10 days in Laos because it will be time well spent! I don t blame you for not wanting to fly. I haven t flown Lao Aviation myself but my good friend...

Laos: travel in laos, sightseeing spots, leisurely visit
sightseeing spots, leisurely visit, champasak: Hi Ned, I apologize, but to be honest, it has been quite awhile since I ve been to Laos. I can certainly offer up some advice on transportation but, unfortunately, I can t give you any solid recommendations on a guide. From Luang Prabang, you can take...

Laos: laos, silk garments, tour in laos
silk garments, tour in laos, mekong river: Dear Berra Maria Teresa, Sounds like you have a nice trip planned! I m personally not familiar with that travel agency but I m sure it will be fine. Also, I have not done a tour in Laos but I have done other tours in SE Asia. I don t have any particular...

Laos: Laos, pinching pennies, accurate idea
pinching pennies, accurate idea, poorest country: Dear Raffael, How s it going? I m glad to hear that you are planning a trip to Laos as it is one of my favorite countries in SE Asia! Let me do my best to help answer your questions. First, regarding negotiating prices...I m not sure what it s like in...

Laos: Holiday in Laos
Hi Vandy! That sounds fantastic! I m quite jealous that you ll be visiting SE Asia this year as I currently don t have plans to do so :) I can only recommend based on my experience and from what I ve heard. Vientiane is the main city of course, so there...

Laos: Land crossing between Myanmar and Laos
Hi Deepti, Personally, I have not tried crossing into Laos from Myanmar so I cannot speak from personal experience. I have crossed into Laos from the Thai northern border across the Friendship Bridge and got a visa on arrival. I checked many sites for...

Laos: Luang Probang, tum tum, luang prabang laos
Laos: Luang Probang, tum tum, luang prabang laos, ballet theater

Laos: Volunteering in Laos, french flag, website www
Laos: Volunteering in Laos, french flag, website www, vangvieng

Laos: Luang Prabang, vang vieng, luang prabang laos
vang vieng, luang prabang laos, american passport: Dear Natalia, I m glad you are considering going to Laos as it s one of my favorite countries that I ve visited. I must admit that I haven t made it up to Luang Prabang yet but it s definitely on my list for next time. I have many friends who have been...

Laos: Luang Probang, st petersburg russia, pa phai
st petersburg russia, pa phai, amazon: Natalia, Sorry, for not responding sooner. I m sorry but I don t have the addresses for those guesthouses. But Luang Prabang isn t such a big city so I don t think you ll have trouble finding those guesthouses if you go to those areas of town that I listed....

Laos: Smoke in Luang Prabang, little smokey, luang prabang
little smokey, luang prabang, swimming pool: Hello. I was also in Laos in March out in the countryside. I do remember it being a little smokey but not unbearable. I m not sure what it s like in the city though. I don t know of anywhere that fits your description. Please keep in mind that Luang Prabang...

Laos: Visa prior to entry, passport size photo, great trip
passport size photo, great trip, khai: Hey Travis, Well, first, congratulations on your choice to visit Laos, one of my favorite places to travel in the world. As for the visa, if you don t want any trouble or any risks when you get there, it wouldn t hurt to get it before you go. But, actually,...

Laos: Volunteering in Laos, vang vien, lonelyplanet
vang vien, lonelyplanet, lonely planet: Hi Paul, Sorry for the delay. I visited Laos as a tourist so unfortunately I m a little unfamiliar with any volunteer work that might be available. You might have checked already but here are some other sites I would check: Fodors.com and Lonelyplanet.com...

Laos: visiting Laos, gorgeous countryside, gorgeous scenery
gorgeous countryside, gorgeous scenery, mekong river: Hello! How are you doing? I am immediately jealous because you re visiting one of my favorite places in the world, Southeast Asia! I have been there at a couple different times of the year and you re probably going at one of the best. Of course SE Asia is...

Laptop Problems: Acer Laptop USB Ports Problem, fault description, updating drivers
fault description, updating drivers, updating windows: Hello there, ok first off, if your running a usb optical mouse and the light is coming on, your USB ports are definitley supplying power and therefore must be working. What exactly are you trying to plug into your USB port that is not working? everything...

Laptop Problems: Aspire 9410, hard drive manufacturer, ultimate boot cd
hard drive manufacturer, ultimate boot cd, image load: Hi Nick, if you have the original memory, try putting that back in and see if it will load. If it still won t load, I would run some diagnostics on the hard drive to make sure it doesn t have any bad spots on it. Diagnostic software can be downloaded from...

Laptop Problems: Audio Not Working (speakers & Earphones), computer beeps, windows device driver
computer beeps, windows device driver, using ghost: That would all seem to be in order, so how do we prove it s failed hardware? You said you replaced the speakers and daughterboard, I m assuming the daughterboard you re refering to contains your sound card. You asked this question in your first post, and...

Laptop Problems: How to access the hidden partition on my harddrive?, sony vaio laptop, gb harddisk
sony vaio laptop, gb harddisk, hidden partition: that partition is normally accessable only by the boot cdrom that would have come with your laptop. However you maybe able to explore it by using software called partition magic. your other alternative is to download the boot package from Sonys website...

Laptop Problems: Blank screen, dell inspiron 2200, starting windows in safe mode
dell inspiron 2200, starting windows in safe mode, dell logo: Hi Steve, by the first screen , do you mean the Dell logo screen, or the first Windows screen? If it s the Windows screen, you could try starting Windows in safe mode by pressing F8 at boot up, and doing a system restore to a date before the problem started....

Laptop Problems: battery indicator always on; shows orange light even after shutdown & plug removed, ibm thinkpad r51, windows operating system
ibm thinkpad r51, windows operating system, laptop battery: Hi there, to be honest the surest way to know if the battery is faulty is to run a multimeter across the points on the battery. Most electrical shops should be able to do this for you in about 30 seconds. They can tell you if the battery is dead or not,...

Laptop Problems: blank screen, laptop screen, blank screen
laptop screen, blank screen, f8: in display settings, which is in control panel, you can turn on the option to mirror your existing screen on external device. I d suggest enabling that also. also if you keep pressing Fn+F8 it should switch between all the modes avaliable, laptop screen, external...

Laptop Problems: CD drive, dell inspiron 6000, dell inspiron e1505
dell inspiron 6000, dell inspiron e1505, dell inspiron: Hi Amanda, you might try cleaning the drive, but it sounds like it may be failing and getting progressively worse. I believe this is the replacement, but you may find it cheaper on eBay or the like. http://www.smarter.com/cd-rw-dvd-rom-combos/dell-inspiron-6000-6400-b130-e1505-slimline-combo-drive/reviews/pr--ch-2--pi-1194733--bn-20.html...

Laptop Problems: Compaq laptop won't run unless plugged in, compaq presario laptop, compaq laptop
compaq presario laptop, compaq laptop, compaq presario: Hi there, sorry about the late reply. Batteries can be odd things. Its charge point may read 100% but only have about 5 seconds worth of charge in it. but because the connectors read that the 5 second charge is the entire life of the battery it will report...

Laptop Problems: Computer Speed and Backup, word docs, company servers
word docs, company servers, adding ram: Hi Aly, yes, what you described and what I was referring to are the same. Once you have a good backup of all files, you can just back up the ones that change. 4.73 gb of free space sounds like enough at first, but if you think of it in percentages, that...

Laptop Problems: What cdrw/dvd drive for Toshiba 4260DVD?, external dvd writer, powersupply
external dvd writer, powersupply, combo drive: Hi Gary, its a difficult one i give you that, the main reason for it is the power distribution and allocation from the bios along with some other bits and pieces which make upgrading a little bit harder than on a normal pc. unless there is a specific manufacturer...

Laptop Problems: compaq armada 100S, compaq armada 100s, emergency boot disk
compaq armada 100s, emergency boot disk, robust machines: Wow i have not seen a Compaq Armada since...well its been sometime, they are generaly rather robust machines so lets see what we can do. hate to ask this but you have made sure you rebooted the machine without the floppy disk in the drive? i know it sounds...

Laptop Problems: Dead e-system 3083 Laptop, laptop adapter, power adaptor
laptop adapter, power adaptor, power button: Hi Ray, The fact the green light is coming on the laptop adapter is a positive sign, power is at least trying to get to the laptop. remove the Adapater, then take the battery out of the machine, then plug the adapter back in and hold the power button...

Laptop Problems: Dell d600 network connector bad, dell d600 laptop, replacing a motherboard
dell d600 laptop, replacing a motherboard, pc card slot: Hi Richard, I don t see it listed as a replacement part, so it may be built in to the motherboard. You may want to call Dell to verify that. It is possible to add a network adapter using the PC card slot, which would cost way less than replacing a motherboard...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 3800, hard disk drive, support dell
hard disk drive, support dell, dell inspiron: Hi George, It s quite possible that it got jarred loose or damaged. Luckily, Dell has the service manual for your laptop available for download or online viewing and it has step by step instructions for how to take it out and put it back in, even for disassembling...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop Broken., dell inspiron 9300, dell inspiron 9300 laptop
dell inspiron 9300, dell inspiron 9300 laptop, virus definitions: Hi Arron, do you get any error messages or beeps, or just it just do nothing? If it just does nothing, I would first run a full virus scan with the latest virus definitions, and run a spyware scan using a good scanner such as spybot s search and destroy....

Laptop Problems: Dell Ispiron E1505 (a.k.a. 6400) Touchpad issues, dell inspiron e1505, cold fingers
dell inspiron e1505, cold fingers, ribbon cable: Hi there, Touchpads are sensitive indeed and does depend how its being used. If its been used with force, ie finger jammed down onto it and drilled around on normal use then the pad can have memory of its abuse and present it later on inlife. However...

Laptop Problems: Dvd and Audio, kim hi, tag alongs
kim hi, tag alongs, garunteed: Hi there, its great to know you managed to remove one virus however unfortunatley they rarely come alone and you probably have background virus s, adware and other nasty apps running still on your machine that have not quite been detected and that is what...

Laptop Problems: dell inspiron 1501, dell inspiron 1501, laptop screen
dell inspiron 1501, laptop screen, dell inspiron: Hello there. If you have access to an external monitor i would suggest plugging it in to see if your machine is still indeed running when the laptop screen goes black. if you can do this you can see if its a screen or a graphics card problem because...

Laptop Problems: dell laptop CP m266 st, dell laptop, cpu motherboard
dell laptop, cpu motherboard, m266: Hi Gene, do you get the Dell splash screen at all so you could try to get into the BIOS by pressing F1? (or F2) If not, I would take the memory out and re-seat it next. You just need power, the CPU/motherboard and memory working to get into the BIOS. ...

Laptop Problems: dell laptop disk drives, windows xp media edition, laptop disk
windows xp media edition, laptop disk, dell laptop: Hi Kevin, I have never heard of a virus that causes this specific symptom, but there are so many viri, I surely do not know of all of them. It is possible that Norton has denied access to the drive. A quick test for that would be to temporarily disable...

Laptop Problems: drivers, sony vaio laptop, sony vaio
sony vaio laptop, sony vaio, sony driver: Hi Matt, well i have looked everywhere and anywhere. I can find places to buy replacements and i can find places to download FIRMWARE (this is software that updates the command protocols etc on the circuit boards) but no specific drivers. Its possible if...

Laptop Problems: dsl is driving me crazy..., hp pavillion dv6000, opera internet browser
hp pavillion dv6000, opera internet browser, internet functionality: Hi Billy, Disable your network connection in control panel, network connections. Sometimes windows gets confused, you have been using your lan port to access online material, and with that enabled your machine will spam the network card to try and access...

Laptop Problems: dvd player, mac laptop, laser lens
mac laptop, laser lens, system fault: if it does the samething with cd s the the drive is 100% broken and will need replacing. If its just DVD s then its probably just a dirty sensor in the drive and you may get away with running a cleaning dvd in the drive to clean the laser lens and re-adjust...

Laptop Problems: Error Messages, dell inspiron 2200, unknown software exception
dell inspiron 2200, unknown software exception, dell inspiron: Hi there, i dont know what other software you have installed on it, but that is a pretty standard Windows Fault. It basically means you need to reinstall windows from scratch. its listed as a windows corruption. makes you use memory and cpu that need not...

Laptop Problems: My external toshiba hard drive has died - important data!, luke clements, toshiba mk4032gax
luke clements, toshiba mk4032gax, linux box: Hello Luke, Definitley sounds like you have an issue with the drive its self but most likely the circuit board on the actual disk its self than the board or chip in the external caddy, especially if you cant hear it power up etc. it is possible to switch...

Laptop Problems: Audio Not Working (speakers & Earphones), audio tab, dropdowns
Laptop Problems: Audio Not Working (speakers & Earphones), audio tab, dropdowns, control panel

Laptop Problems: How to access the hidden partition on my harddrive?, hidden partition, recovery tools
Laptop Problems: How to access the hidden partition on my harddrive?, hidden partition, recovery tools, f10

Laptop Problems: battery indicator always on; shows orange light even after shutdown & plug removed
Laptop Problems: battery indicator always on; shows orange light even after shutdown & plug removed

Laptop Problems: Dead e-system 3083 Laptop, ram card, e bay
Laptop Problems: Dead e-system 3083 Laptop, ram card, e bay, usb port

Laptop Problems: Dell Ispiron E1505 (a.k.a. 6400) Touchpad issues, dell inspiron e1505, internal fan
Laptop Problems: Dell Ispiron E1505 (a.k.a. 6400) Touchpad issues, dell inspiron e1505, internal fan, dell inspiron

Laptop Problems: dell inspiron 1501, receipt, monitors
Laptop Problems: dell inspiron 1501, receipt, monitors, laptop

Laptop Problems: HP ze2000 USB Ports not working, ze2000, usb ports
Laptop Problems: HP ze2000 USB Ports not working, ze2000, usb ports, device drivers

Laptop Problems: Installation of OS, hard disk drive, device configuration
Laptop Problems: Installation of OS, hard disk drive, device configuration, sata cable

Laptop Problems: laptop Screen is not bright, computer repair, walkthroughs
Laptop Problems: laptop Screen is not bright, computer repair, walkthroughs, youtube

Laptop Problems: laptop screen brightness, source power, main source
Laptop Problems: laptop screen brightness, source power, main source, 60 hz

Laptop Problems: laptop will not always startup-- no power, exact problem, led lights
Laptop Problems: laptop will not always startup-- no power, exact problem, led lights, dell inspiron 600m

Laptop Problems: laptop won't turn on, self services, engineer
Laptop Problems: laptop won't turn on, self services, engineer, laptop

Laptop Problems: OS installation problem on HP compaq nc6400, sata drivers, load windows
Laptop Problems: OS installation problem on HP compaq nc6400, sata drivers, load windows, genius

Laptop Problems: presario v2000, lcd screen, f4
Laptop Problems: presario v2000, lcd screen, f4, fn

Laptop Problems: problem starting laptop, medion laptop, 3 years
Laptop Problems: problem starting laptop, medion laptop, 3 years

Laptop Problems: Toshiba satellite problem, sleep mode, a215
Laptop Problems: Toshiba satellite problem, sleep mode, a215, internals

Laptop Problems: Gateway dislay problem, media test failure, dots and dashes
media test failure, dots and dashes, intel boot: Hi there, Normally i would point you in the right direction of a new laptop Catalouge and say.. ooh look at that one, its nice isnt it. Seriously though i dont know how its been stored but it can be several things. Latent Virus, Corrupt Windows Installation,...

Laptop Problems: Gateway laptops, gateway laptops, laptop model
gateway laptops, laptop model, gateway laptop: No problem! According to the manual, it will run on either AC or battery, like most all laptops. The manual also contains instructions on how to recalibrate your battery to get better life out of it. http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Mobile/9525412.pdf...

Laptop Problems: graphics/display problem, virtual memory size, dell inspiron 600m
virtual memory size, dell inspiron 600m, video card drivers: Hi Ashley, I have a couple of thoughts. First, if there is software installed for this game, I would uninstall it and re-install it to make sure it hasn t been corrupted. I would do the same with the video card drivers, but I would download the latest version...

Laptop Problems: My HDD, swap file, free space
swap file, free space, indexing service: Well, a gig of ram should be enough to run it. You said you just bought it, I take it that means it s new and this is the Lenovo installed OS. If that s not right, please say so, it may point us in other directions. The whole problem, especially given the...

Laptop Problems: HELP! PC IS DARK!, hp pc, typical symptom
hp pc, typical symptom, pc notebook: Hi Nina, this is a typical symptom of the backlighting not working on your laptop. There are a few different causes, the most common is the inverter board. It can normally be replaced at home, but does require disassembly of the case. If you choose to...

Laptop Problems: Hibernatiuon Shut Down, cd burning software, ms xp
cd burning software, ms xp, t power: Hello Bernie, it sounds like Windows can t power this device down properly for some reason. Usually that s a driver problem, or, as the message says, another program is accessing it. Do you have a CD burning software that runs in the task tray all the time?...

Laptop Problems: HP Laptop Problems, hardware functionality, bios post
hardware functionality, bios post, power ram: Hi Brandon, I would be tempted to agree with you. There s really only three things that need to work to get to the BIOS besides the power - RAM, motherboard and processor. You could try taking everything out, wifi, hard drive, etc, and see if it will get...

Laptop Problems: HP laptop power problem, hp laptop, laptop power
hp laptop, laptop power, warranty support: Ok if the laptop is only 6 months old bought from new.. then HP has to provide 1 year warranty support on the product minimum. If there is fault with the laptop, which sounds like it is, i suggest calling your nearest HP support number....www.hp.com and they...

Laptop Problems: HP ze2000 USB Ports not working, hp ze2000, windows safe mode
hp ze2000, windows safe mode, usb products: hi there, first i would reset your usb ports. best to do this, is go into windows safe mode, go into device manager, remove all usb devices, any unknown devices, and make sure your usb devices are unplugged. THen reboot and let windows discover it...

Laptop Problems: Hp laptop, hp laptop, ghost images
hp laptop, ghost images, backlight: Hello there. Your laptop is still using a screen back light instead of more modern technology. Your backlight for the screen has one, its pretty much like a bulb. Its ben a while since i have been in the screen of a HP laptop that old but you could...

Laptop Problems: IBM T41 Bios Problem, default passwords, computer boots
default passwords, computer boots, ibm t41: Hi there, sorry about the late reply. Narghh i used to remember the default passwords off by heart for these machines!! being a T41 its going to be outof warranty too so IBM wont take it off your hands for a reflash their side unless you pay them. ...

Laptop Problems: Initiate a file transfer, dell inspiron 1100, zmodem protocol
dell inspiron 1100, zmodem protocol, telecommunication software: Wow David, I haven t heard anything about that type of transfer protocol in over a decade! I ll try to help you out though. The Zmodem protocol would be my choice as it has error checking and can be restarted if the file transfer gets interrupted. As far...

Laptop Problems: Installation of OS, xp bootable disk, hp compaq nc6400
xp bootable disk, hp compaq nc6400, external floppy drive: Hello Rotimi, your laptop has a SATA hard drive. In order for Windows setup to recognize it you will need to download the SATA drivers to a floppy disk, and press F6 when setup prompts you to install additional or third party drivers at the beginning. You...

Laptop Problems: Internal mouse on my laptop, compaq armada laptop, reboot windows
compaq armada laptop, reboot windows, mouse drivers: Hello Mana, I download the latest mouse drivers from HP s website and install them. If that doesn t fix it, then I would uninstall the mouse via control panel and reboot. Windows will then re-install the mouse cleanly, and hopefully that will clear it up...

Laptop Problems: Getting internet on IBM Thinkpad, ibm a31, internet settings
ibm a31, internet settings, work computer: It could be a few things. One of the most common would be that the machine needs to have its network/wireless card drivers installed so that a network connection is established. Im not too sure how your connecting your machine to the network you already...

Laptop Problems: keyboard repeating characters, ribbon connector, keyboard driver
ribbon connector, keyboard driver, new dell: Hi there, well if it is repeating almost out of control then i would have said the keyboard is at fault but if that has been replaced i would say it was the ribbon connector point on the system board or a very bad installation of windows operating system....

Laptop Problems: keys on my laptop, laptop keyboards, stick on letters
laptop keyboards, stick on letters, ebay: If you re a good typist, you re going to wear the keys out. It seems that people who watch their hands a lot and/or type slow don t seem to wear them out so fast, but I know that s not an option for me. I use four different computers at home, a mixture of...

Laptop Problems: My Laptop., dell laptop, trackpads
dell laptop, trackpads, micro switch: Hi there, well its either the component that deals with the mouse trackpad is broken or needs replacement, or more commonly the little micro switch under the button has worn down/broken. You can actually buy replacement buttons online and replacement trackpads...

Laptop Problems: Laptop will not boot, toshiba satellite m35x, hard drive manufacturer
toshiba satellite m35x, hard drive manufacturer, ultimate boot cd: Hi Troy, it sounds like Windows is missing some file, got corrupted files, or has installed a program/virus that is keeping it from starting. The first step would be to see if it will start in safe mode by pressing F8 starting about the time you see the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop does not boot, hp compaq nc6400, power indicator
hp compaq nc6400, power indicator, power button: Hi there, Does the machine make any noises at all when you press the power button? does it sound like its spinning up but just nothing coming up on the screen? do you have access to a monitor? if so plug it in the back of the laptop when you power it...

Laptop Problems: Laptop boot-up issue, blue screens, laptop boot
blue screens, laptop boot, windows recovery: Hi there, blue screens on Windows machines generally have the following phrase associated with them.... Blue Screen of Death Blue Screens can sometimes be quite terminal and can relate to either a hardware fault or a operating system fault. If...

Laptop Problems: Laptop CD drive won't open, sony vaio laptop, sony vaio
sony vaio laptop, sony vaio, pause mode: Hi there. On the cd drive is a small hole, next to the open button, unfold a paper clip and slide it inside, you will eventually feel a little resistance, give it a push and the drive should forcebly open a little, you can then remove the disk just fine...

Laptop Problems: Laptop DC to DC power converter, sony vaio pcg, sony vaio
sony vaio pcg, sony vaio, 12 volt: Hi Gary, I m afraid I can t give you a straight answer on this one because it depends on the tolerances Sony has built into their internal components and whether or not they built a regulator in, and I just don t know. A lower voltage, 19 in this case,...

Laptop Problems: Laptop dark screen, dell latitude d800, dell inspiron 8600
dell latitude d800, dell inspiron 8600, faint image: Hi Kitty, if the screen is just really dark, but there is a faint image there, then it s probably a backlighting problem. This can be caused by a burnt out backlight, or by a bad inverter. It seems that most of the time it s the inverter. Changing the inverter...

Laptop Problems: Laptop failure, compaq presario 2800, dell ac adapters
compaq presario 2800, dell ac adapters, compaq logo: All that has to work for it to come on, at least to the Compaq logo screen is the power, the motherboard, CPU and memory. You have ruled out most of the common power problems, the only one I can think of that is remaining is the jack on the back where the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Hard Drive Upgrade, water cooling system, laptop hdd
water cooling system, laptop hdd, laptop hard drive: Hello Jamie, bigger hard drives tend to consume more power unfortunatley and since your laptop HDD has more than quadrupled its having to do more work spinning the disks and accessing information. Its possible, but minimal effect, to make your primary...

Laptop Problems: Laptop issues, power buttons, m550
power buttons, m550, area 51: Hi henry, i ll be honest, it doesnt sound healthy, sounds like your motherboard is grounding/shorting or is faulty. Unfortunatley there isnt much i can suggest that would fix that apart from replacing the system board. i suppose the other thing is get...

Laptop Problems: Laptop keeps shutting off, laptop case, virus scan
laptop case, virus scan, best bet: It actually requires disassembly of the laptop case and a visual inspection. Every one comes apart differently, so the best bet would be to download the manual from the manufacturer s web site. Most of them will explain how to get it apart without breaking...

Laptop Problems: Laptop problem, ac power adapter, multimetre
ac power adapter, multimetre, light indicator: flash of power would indicate it got something but promptly died afterwards. This can be anything from your laptop failing in its entirity or your ac power adapter not being plugged in/working correctly and thus your laptop battery is dead. If there...

Laptop Problems: Laptop not recieving power, hp dv6000 laptop, good shape
hp dv6000 laptop, good shape, electronics shop: Hi Billy, this happens quite often. What normally happens is the receptacle in the laptop gets broken loose from the motherboard. The soldered connections crack from the fall, or just from movement, and then won t make good connection unless you move it/hold...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Startup, dell inspiron 8200, dell password
dell inspiron 8200, dell password, passwork: Hi there, hmm lets see... you switch the machine on, says DELL, does a memory count and before going anywhere near windows demands a password? Sounds like a CMOS/BIOS password has been enabled to prevent boot up. I am guessing you have tried the basic passwords...

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't boot, flopy drive, sata drivers
flopy drive, sata drivers, wondows: Hi Peter, yes there are ways around using a floppy, but they re not easy or straight forward. One way is to slip stream the drivers into the Windows CD and re-create the install CD. Another is to disable the native mode of the SATA drivers in the BIOS, install...

Laptop Problems: Laptop wont boot up, hard drive manufacturer, start in safe mode
hard drive manufacturer, start in safe mode, ultimate boot cd: I can certainly try Brett, but we ll need to do some more digging. Will the computer boot into safe mode by pressing F8 starting when the Dell screen comes up? If it will, you can run msconfig to do a diagnostic startup, unchecking items in the startup until...

Laptop Problems: Laptop & working away from home, aol broadband, sony laptop
aol broadband, sony laptop, connection tool: Hi there, sorry about the late reply. Right here are the basics :) If you have a dial up account with AOL and use their phone line to connect, they will be charged. If you have an AOL broadband account, you will not be able to connect using the connection...

Laptop Problems: laptop, battery performance, ac power
battery performance, ac power, power cable: Hello Rid, best procedure would be to cycle the battery, by running it down and then recharging. That can be a lot of work if you use it for this many hours straight, as I do mine. It could also cause additional wear and tear on the power cable and connector....

Laptop Problems: my laptop is acting strange, dell laptop, vanessa c
dell laptop, vanessa c, c programme: if you left your machine alone and it locked itself, went into powersaving mode or something else its possible it didnt recover out of that process very well and is just being laggy. Switching it off and leaving it off for a few hours might help. However...

Laptop Problems: laptop battery, hp compaq nx7400 notebook, hp compaq nx7400
hp compaq nx7400 notebook, hp compaq nx7400, recharable batteries: Hi there, sorry about the late reply. Laptop Batteries are no different from recharable batteries you can buy off the shelf in your local store. if you drain the battery fully then charge it and rinse and repeat then the batteries tend to last a lot...

Laptop Problems: laptop charge, compaq evo, solder connection
compaq evo, solder connection, electronics shop: Hi Lee, if you haven t already, remove the battery and re-seat it. The charge light coming on intermittently makes me think that it may not be making a good connection. You also may want to see if you can get the charge light to come on and stay on for...

Laptop Problems: laptop display issues, dell inspiron 6000, alternate operating systems
dell inspiron 6000, alternate operating systems, dell inspiron: That glue should work ok, but be careful not to get it inside the laptop if you are applying it from the outside. Which brings me to the answer to your other question. What I would do is apply a smooth tape to the outside of the case (clear plastic or...

Laptop Problems: laptop fall down, toshiba hdd, laptop hdd
toshiba hdd, laptop hdd, sony vaio: Hi Martin, Laptop hard-drives are quite fragile and a fall even a soft one doesnt always do it the world of good. Yes it is possible the hard drive has failed. Don t worry about it being made by Toshiba. Many laptop manufacturers use other brand HDD...

Laptop Problems: laptop keyboard problem, keyboard problem, dell inspirion
keyboard problem, dell inspirion, keyboard driver: Hi Mitch, hmm does sound a bit odd, i just had to look at my keyboard just to check something, which normally a odd fault is the keyboard trying to use the num pad instead of the letters etc. Im going to guess its a Loose Ribbon Cable from the keyboard...

Laptop Problems: laptop monitor, windows safe mode, drive corruption
windows safe mode, drive corruption, compaq laptop: Hi Robin, it can be one of a few things. It can be a hardware failure, either the Graphics Card Chip is heating up and over heating or failing, or the monitor itself is failing. Best way to check that is 2 ways. 1. Plug in an external monitor. If the...

Laptop Problems: laptop Screen is not bright, contrast controls, laptop screen
contrast controls, laptop screen, lateness: plug in an external monitor. if the screen is dark on the external monitor you have a problem with your brightness and contrast controls. If the external monitor is normal then the back light for your laptop screen is faulty/died. Sorry for lateness...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen, hp pavilion, laptop screen
hp pavilion, laptop screen, quick test: Hi there, sorry about the late reply. if its a strong band that when you press the screen a little doesnt dissapear i would guess either you have a buckle in the back plate which is causing contact and thus wiping out that area or its a fault with the screen....

Laptop Problems: laptop screen brightness, laptop screen brightness, hp power
laptop screen brightness, hp power, hp laptop: Hello there, ok basic things to check are in the control panel, power options. If you have a standard HP Operating System installed you will probably find HP Power Management. This controls what happens when its on battery power and when its on Power Cable....

Laptop Problems: laptop will not always startup-- no power, dell 600m laptop, bios eprom
dell 600m laptop, bios eprom, dell 600m: Hello again If you have another HDD Drive avaliable to you it might be worth a shot switching them over. i have seen it where the drive has some indiscriminate fault on the circuit board that affects the performance of the laptop. I have also seen it...

Laptop Problems: laptop won't turn on, power circuits, hp pavilion
power circuits, hp pavilion, lateness: hi there, Normally that means that there is no power to the machine at all. well there is a minor amount enought to flash the LED s as a warning. does it not run off the AC Adapater alone at all? i would have normally said your battery is pretty much...

Laptop Problems: laptops problems, toshiba a55, flashing light
toshiba a55, flashing light, ac adapter: Hi there and sorry about delay. your flashing light is telling me that your battery is dead/almost no power and your AC adapter is probably dead and thus not charging your laptop. you can get the ac adapter tested to see if its working or not, if it...

Laptop Problems: login in on my laptop, dell latitude, windows installation
dell latitude, windows installation, enter key: Hi David, I am guessing its a windows installation? If so did you install the operating system yourself or did it come pre-installed? If the operating system is windows 98 or lower, press the escape key and you should get into the OS. If the operating...

Laptop Problems: nc 4000 broken nic, model hp, hp nc4000
model hp, hp nc4000, network cable: Hi Jason, since this is an integrated NIC, I don t know of a way to replace it. But if this is a common problem with this model, HP may have came up with a way. It might be well worth calling them to see. Sorry I don t have a better answer for you. Shot...

Laptop Problems: nc6000 laptop battery problem, hp deskjet printers, hp phone number
hp deskjet printers, hp phone number, hp officejet printers: hmm you dont need an Authorized Shop etc. HP/Compaq will ship the component out to you.. where ever you are. I m guessing there isn t a HP Phone number for Kenya but... Support on consumer products in English HP LaserJet 1018, 1020, 1022, P1005, P1006,...

Laptop Problems: notebok, life span, charge time
life span, charge time, long lasting batteries: Hello, Like most batteries they are consumable and any warranty on them generally lasts only 6months. It tends to be best to charge the laptop for either the recommended time or untill its full. Leaving it on charge over night is not always recommended....

Laptop Problems: OS installation problem on HP compaq nc6400, hp compaq nc6400, usb flash drive
hp compaq nc6400, usb flash drive, external floppy drive: Hi Dennis, the drivers may be available on HP s site, or if your computer has the Intel controller, the drivers and instructions can be found here: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/ The problem with the flash drive is that Window Setup will not...

Laptop Problems: old laptop error, keyboard error, compaq armada
keyboard error, compaq armada, disk error: It sounds like something may have gotten jarred loose when you changed the hard drive Jim. Possibly the cable connecting the keyboard. When you install the new battery, check all the connections and make sure they re tight, then set up all the settings in...

Laptop Problems: Power cable for laptop, ac to dc, power cable
ac to dc, power cable, lap top: Hi Thomas, the smell is from the components inside overheating. That box should be no more than warm to the touch under normal operation. I would not use it. I also would recommend getting the original OEM adapter as a replacement. I have taken quite a...

Laptop Problems: Problem with Dell INSPIRON 630m, dell inspiron 630m laptop, virus issue
dell inspiron 630m laptop, virus issue, nasty virus: Hi, i will be honest, sounds like you have a nasty virus on your machine and the real answer to any virus issue is that its always best to format the hard drive and start again. Virus s can be nasty and hang around. if you can copy any work/pics/personal...

Laptop Problems: Problems getting laptop onto internet, serial number sticker, channel modes
serial number sticker, channel modes, internet question: on the underneath of the laptop there should be a model type and serial number sticker. This always tells you what your model type is etc and will help you get drivers and updates from IBM s website. If you dont think you have wireless in your laptop then...

Laptop Problems: no power, dell latitude laptop, adapter plugs
dell latitude laptop, adapter plugs, ac adapter: Hi Shan, it could be that the motherboard is out, but it could be the jack where the AC adapter plugs into the back, or a couple other things, depending on the actual symptoms. Assuming from your description that you get nothing , no lights or anything, probably...

Laptop Problems: presario v2000, screen fades, laptop screen
screen fades, laptop screen, software issue: quick way to check if its hardware or software is if you have one, plug in an external monitor. If the external monitor does the same thing as the laptop monitor then its likely to be Software issue. If it doesnt do the same thing then you have a fault...

Laptop Problems: problem starting laptop, medion laptop, partial failure
medion laptop, partial failure, last known good configuration: Hi there, Normally when this occurs its actually Windows telling you there is a problem with Windows. Either something is preventing it from loading the operating sytem, hardware or something internal to the pc, or its Software, corrupt drivers, virus,...

Laptop Problems: questn, ac power adapter, batteries
ac power adapter, batteries, periods: Hello again, if your going to be running your laptop for serious periods of time in an office/home/school/uni/workplace (basically anywhere you can lay your hands on a plug socket) environment its best to use the AC Power Adapter. You actually get better...

Laptop Problems: Slow Laptop, disk defragmentor, internet explorer
disk defragmentor, internet explorer, startup procedure: Hi Joe, it might still be worth while to run a virus scan an malware checker just to be sure, but other than those, here are a few things to check: Make sure the hard drive has at least 15% free space, then run the disk defragmentor on it. This puts all...

Laptop Problems: SONY VGN FS920 laptop (DEAD) not powering up..., sony vgn, power chord
sony vgn, power chord, reset switch: Hi Peralagar, Does your AC powerblock, the big brick between your plug socket and the laptop get warm? Its quite possible your laptop battery is flat and your AC Adapter has blown. Check the Fuse on the plug socket and check to see if it gets warm...

Laptop Problems: SONY VGN FS920 laptop (DEAD) not powering up..., sony vgn, power chord
sony vgn, power chord, reset switch: Hello Peralagar, it sounds like your AC Adapter may have gone bad. Do you have a means of measuring the output voltage, or, better yet, can you swap with someone for testing? If the adapter is Ok, I would look next at the power jack on the back of the motherboard...

Laptop Problems: Sony Vaio Laptop vgn-fs920 running slow, sony vaio laptop, disk defragmenter
sony vaio laptop, disk defragmenter, disk cleanup: Hi there, sorry about the late reply. Well it can be several things but even if you do run the processes you say you do, over the years you have probably installed so much that there ar files being loaded up when ou swtich the machine on, when you use it...

Laptop Problems: Space Key on Avent7109 Laptop, ribbon connector, ribbon cable
ribbon connector, ribbon cable, space key: Hi there, if the space key on your keyboard just randomly starts to work when the machine warms up i am guessing the keyboard has a fault or the ribbon connector into the machine might be a bit loose. as to fixing it, you can try reseating the ribbon cable.....

Laptop Problems: screen problems, hp laptop, laptop screen
hp laptop, laptop screen, replacement job: Hi there, The problem is that either the Screen or the Backlight for the screen has died. On newer machines they are combined which means replacing the screen in its entirety. Normally costs about half the price of the originial machine, then you have to...

Laptop Problems: speakers for laptop, laptop speakers, logitech x530
laptop speakers, logitech x530, dell inspirion: Hi there, You will get a better quality of sound out of speakers when they are plugged into your laptop. your laptop speakers arnt capable of producing the range avaliable to the soundcard. Your laptop does have the ability to output 5.1 via software control....

Laptop Problems: sticking laptop keys, click bar, owners manuals
click bar, owners manuals, half the time: Hi Bree, best suggestion here is to replace the keyboard. Depending on the make and model, it can be fairly cheap, and most owners manuals (downloadable for free) show you how. Let me know what make and model, and I can help you find a replacement. Shot...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba A 85 keys stuck?, toshiba satellite a85, laptop keyboard
toshiba satellite a85, laptop keyboard, toshiba satellite: Hello Geraldo, there is a thin rubber membrane under the keys that makes connections for the key to work, and sometimes it just gives up. You can replace the whole keyboard with on like this for about $25.00 US. http://www.notebookedge.com/toshiba-satellite-a85-series/3856/laptop-keyboard/accessory.html...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Equium Screen, toshiba equium laptop, ribbon cable
toshiba equium laptop, ribbon cable, boot screen: Hi Simon, since these are coming up first thing, before the boot screen and before Windows, we can rule out any trouble with the drivers or software. Unfortunately, actually, because they re cheaper. I would do a couple more checks before buying a new screen...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Laptop A-105, toshiba laptop, hard disk drive
toshiba laptop, hard disk drive, boot volume: HI there. Unmountable boot drive means it cannot find your windows installation and partition. seems the boot sector of the Hard Disk drive is fine but your windows partition may have gone and died, which means you have probably lost all the information on...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba satellite problem, laptop screen, toshiba satellite
laptop screen, toshiba satellite, memory module: Hi there. ok you power it on and nothing comes on the display? you can check to see if the laptop is actually doing anything by plugging in an external monitor into the output port on the back of the laptop. if you get to see you machine boot up on the...

Laptop Problems: USB data cable for cell...killed my thinkpad, usb ports, usb connector
usb ports, usb connector, data cable: Hi Tues, look closely at the USB connector on your laptop that you plugged it into. More specifically, look IN it. Make sure there s nothing in the port, that it s not broken, and that the pins did not get bent so that they touch each other. The power supplies...

Laptop Problems: update problem, dell technician, dell laptop
dell technician, dell laptop, unfortunatley: Hi, what the dell technician should have done is chuckled and said oh that vista, its such a little rascal and mildly changed the conversation afterwards. Im not a fan of Vista in the slightest. What your getting is a comon problem currently exhibited...

Laptop Problems: Virus, ultimate boot cd, fprot
ultimate boot cd, fprot, command mode: Hello Kannaiah, first, I would try starting the computer in Safe Mode by pressing F8 at startup. If it will start in safe mode, you can do a system restore to a previous date, before you got the virus, and then install the antivirus software. System restore...

Laptop Problems: vaio vgn-s does not power up, vaio vgn, vgn s1xp
vaio vgn, vgn s1xp, systemboards: its gonna be a system board replacement last time i checked could get one for about $120 which at current rates is about £60 which isnt too bad. problem gets to the point of, is it worth it. after all it is a bit dated now by standards. Its one of thoose...

Laptop Problems: white screen laptop, using games, question thanks
using games, question thanks, asus laptop: Sounds like your inverter is running your backlighting at full force. If that s what s happening the lower right hand side of your screen and the frame around it may get very hot, and could even melt/burn. You probably should get it replaced before using it...

Laptop Problems: ze2000, message file, windows installation
message file, windows installation, boot disk: well i take it your trying to recover/restore an operating system instead of just installing a new one? it sounds more like your entire windows installation is corrupt and it would be best to install a fresh copy of windows and delete the old one. Dont...

Laptop Problems: Acer aspire 1691 wlmi problem, electronic repair company, ac power
electronic repair company, ac power, runnin: Hi Andrei, there s a couple of things to check, first, plug it into a regular monitor and see if it shuts down while using that instead of the regular screen. If it does, at least we can rule out the screen. Also check the power jack on the back of the...

Laptop Problems: Battery Meter crazy with replacement battery, compaq presario v2000, v2000 series
compaq presario v2000, v2000 series, compaq presario: Hi Steve, hopefully this will just work itself out with the new battery, unless the new battery has a different power rating than the old one. If it s different, you may want to see if Compaq has an update to the software, or use a third party battery monitor...

Laptop Problems: Battery Problems, dc volts, battery chemistry
dc volts, battery chemistry, nec corporation: Hello Aseli, I would remove the battery from the laptop and see if the computer will run just on the AC adapter. If it will not, there s still something wrong with getting the AC power into it. Possibly the solder connections on jack on the back of the computer...

Laptop Problems: Cant Start up Dell D800 Notepad, dell d800, right arrow
dell d800, right arrow, bios setup: Hi Darren, disabling the touchpad should not disable the power button. It s more likely a coincidence that these happened at the same time, and there may be another problem. But, as far as turning it on, if you can find a docking station to plug it into, you...

Laptop Problems: cd-rw/dvd problem, dell latitude c640, dell latitude c640 laptop
dell latitude c640, dell latitude c640 laptop, samsung cd: Hi Kunal, there are many things that could cause this. Do the drives show up in Device Manager at all? Have you tried doing a system restore to a date prior to the update? To do that, go to Start Programs Accessories System Tools System Restore. It will...

Laptop Problems: compaq presario 900 notebook, compaq presario 900, compaq presario
compaq presario 900, compaq presario, dvd drive: Hi Ron, if this is a combination CD/DVD drive, which I take it by your statement it is, there are two lasers in it. One for DVDs and the other for CDs. If it will not read any CDs at all, the laser for CDs (or the supporting circuitry) has probably gone bad...

Laptop Problems: my computer wont start up, computer wont start, power button
computer wont start, power button, ac power: Hi Brandon, try it runing on AC power with the battery removed. If that doesn t work, try borrowing an AC adapter from someone with the same type of laptop. Or, try borrowing a known good battery and running it without AC power, and let me know if there s...

Laptop Problems: cursor, dell laptop, new dell
dell laptop, new dell, safe mode: Hi Cindy, what cursor are you referring to? The regular Windows cursor, or one in an application? What does it do? You might try starting the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 at boot and see if it works then. That would point to a driver issue if it...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1520 with Windows Vista, dell inspiron 1520, dell inspiron
dell inspiron 1520, dell inspiron, systemid: Hi Joshua, yes the camera would need a driver. I m a little suprised it s not included in Vista, but take a look here under Applications for the Dell Webcam Manager. http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1520&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid=...

Laptop Problems: drop downs, faulty keyboard, drop down menus
faulty keyboard, drop down menus, adaware: Hi John, my first guess would be a faulty keyboard. (or drivers, but if you ve reloaded Windows that s probably not the case) The rubber lining under the keys gets weak sometimes and lets the keys make contact without them being pushed, so the unintentional...

Laptop Problems: hp pavilion dv2715 entertainment notebook, futhermore, telling the truth
Laptop Problems: hp pavilion dv2715 entertainment notebook, futhermore, telling the truth, laptop

Laptop Problems: Inspiron 6000 laptop, touchpad, laptop
Laptop Problems: Inspiron 6000 laptop, touchpad, laptop

Laptop Problems: Laptop Display problem Dell Inspiron 6000, power chord, backlight
Laptop Problems: Laptop Display problem Dell Inspiron 6000, power chord, backlight

Laptop Problems: Laptop Sound Issues
Laptop Problems: Laptop Sound Issues

Laptop Problems: LCD, compaq presario, lcd backlight
Laptop Problems: LCD, compaq presario, lcd backlight, exact problem

Laptop Problems: power chord turns off computer
Laptop Problems: power chord turns off computer

Laptop Problems: HP NC4000 reinstalling OS, hp nc4000, xp recovery cd
hp nc4000, xp recovery cd, usb floppy disk: Hi Tony, the boot options are only showing Hard drives because that s all the computer sees as options at the moment. One of the quickest options would be to plug in a USB CD drive while the computer is turned off, then power it on and go into the BIOS. Hopefully...

Laptop Problems: hard drive, laptop hard drive, ata66
laptop hard drive, ata66, adapter cable: Hi Don, take a look in the BIOS of the laptop and make sure it is set up to automatically detect the hard drive. If it is not, you ll need to tell it what kind the new hard drive is before it can see it. If it is, it should detect it, unless, and this...

Laptop Problems: hp pavilion dv2715 entertainment notebook, hp pavilion, os problems
hp pavilion, os problems, battery life: Hi Tracy, if this is a new laptop, you should plug it in and leave it for a day not running before trying to use it. That way your battery is charged fully before starting. Then cycle the battery by running it near empty, and fully charging it a few times....

Laptop Problems: Inspiron 6000 laptop, random location, mouse problem
random location, mouse problem, best bet: Hi Kathy, usually this is a mouse problem. It moves itself where ever it wants and clicks by itself. But normally that happens not just in text docs. Sometimes it can be fixed by updating the drivers for your trackpoint device. You can also try deleting...

Laptop Problems: ibm t41 screen blackouts, ibm t41, visible image
ibm t41, visible image, adapter plugs: Hi Jason, when you say the screen goes black, does it go completely off, or is there a really faint, barely visible image on it? If there s a barely visible image, that would indicate the backlighting is not working. If it goes completely off, there s a bigger...

Laptop Problems: Labtop Mouse Issues/Gaming, hp pavillion dv6000, s video output
hp pavillion dv6000, s video output, sensativity: hi there. I doubt its a mouse port your plugging it into but an S-video output port. You can get USB Controllers for the Xbox/360 that will also work on your laptop and let you play the game like you were playing it at home. you will need a USB mouse...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Display problem Dell Inspiron 6000, dell inspiron 6000, f8 key
dell inspiron 6000, f8 key, hardware expert: Hi Bala, is there no picture at all, or just a very faint one that can barely be seen, or may show up better with a light shined on it? If it s a very faint picture, I would say it was a backlighting problem, and probably needs a new inverter. Just a guess...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Sound Issues, computer sounds, funny sound
computer sounds, funny sound, defrag: Hello Viviana, since you ve already ran the defrag, I m assuming you should have at least 15% of your hard drive free. Do you know how much free space you have? You also might want to try temporarily disabling your antivirus software to see if that s causing...

Laptop Problems: Laptop can not switch on, laptop model, wira
laptop model, wira, motherboard: There could be several reasons for this. If you can borrow that other person s battery and try it just on battery, that might help too. Maybe it s just the power jack on the back of the laptop. It s also possible that the motherboard or processor just died,...

Laptop Problems: Laptop to TV ( SVideo ) No Video, dell inspiron 6000, s video cable
dell inspiron 6000, s video cable, f8 key: Hi Sakthivel, first, I would check for any updated drivers. If there are none, check to see if you can back-rev the drivers to a previous version. If that s not available, I would try uninstalling the entire video card and letting Windows reinstall it. If...

Laptop Problems: LCD, compaq presario laptop, mobility radeon 9000
compaq presario laptop, mobility radeon 9000, compaq presario: Hi Bob, I m not sure if this is a really strange problem, or if the symptoms are just confusing at the moment. The really dark screen sounds like th backlighting is not working correctly, but that shouldn t change when you have it unplugged, unless just moving...

Laptop Problems: laptop monitor, dell inspiron 1150, faint image
dell inspiron 1150, faint image, inspiron 1150: Hi Jay, is the display completely blank, or is there a very faint image still on it? You might see it better with a light shined on it indirectly. If there s a faint image there, that would indicate a backlighting issue. i.e. the bulb or inverter. It...

Laptop Problems: laptop wont log on, startup options, safe mode
startup options, safe mode, f8: Hi Peter, you get no messages at all? It just sits there? Have you tried starting the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 at bootup to see if it will let you login then? If it will, you can run the msconfig utility (Start Run type in msconfig) and turn off...

Laptop Problems: Mac/PC Bootcamp, low resolution graphics, macbook
low resolution graphics, macbook, pc person: Hi Mary, if I understand you correctly, I think I might have an answer for you. I understood you to say it works when the computer is booting, and then goes blank. If that s the case, Windows boots in a low resolution graphics mode, and then changes to...

Laptop Problems: OPTICAL DRIVE - DVD, dell inspiron 6000, 3 beeps
dell inspiron 6000, 3 beeps, dell inspiron: I did a quick search and came up with these. Good luck! CD-RW/DVD $43.00 http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-24X-CD-RW-8X-DVD-Combo-INSPIRON-630M-1501-6000_W0QQitemZ150204921868QQcmdZViewItem DVD-RW $45.00 http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Inspiron-6000-XPS-DVD-RW-8x4x-DVD-Burner-TS-L532_W0QQitemZ220189885938QQcmdZViewItem...

Laptop Problems: operating system fault/failure, linux distributions, hardware failure
linux distributions, hardware failure, system fault: Hi Michael, if you can get into safe mode, you could try doing a system restore to a date just prior to the failure. You would go to Start Programs Accessories System Tools System Restore to get started. It walks you through pretty well, and only replaces...

Laptop Problems: power chord turns off computer, power cord plugs, compaq laptop
power cord plugs, compaq laptop, power chord: Hi Jordan, this happens when the jack on the back of the computer, the one the power cord plugs into, has cracked or broken solder connections to the motherboard. When the cord is moved, the solder connections make or break connection with an arc, and the...

Laptop Problems: printer, hp photosmart, dlc
hp photosmart, dlc, known issues: Excellent! Yes there are drivers for it. The basic print and scan driver is here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-47089-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=1832917&os=2093&lang= The full featured driver and software...

Laptop Problems: screen, ribbon cable, inspiron 1000
ribbon cable, inspiron 1000, sources of power: Hi Jess, if you plug it into a regular monitor does the monitor shut off, or just your screen? Also, does it go completely off, or is there a real faint, dark picture left? If it s just dark, it would indicate a backlighting problem, not a true display issue,...

Laptop Problems: TOUCHPAD, ts30t, hi art
ts30t, hi art, correct model: Hi Art, sure you can download it to a CD and install. You ll want to go to Dell s website here: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen Select the correct model and operating system, and it will walk you through downloading it...

Laptop Problems: touchpad not working, human interface devices, ps2 ports
human interface devices, ps2 ports, touchpad driver: Hi Melody, the Synaptics mouse you are seeing is the touchpad, that s who manufacture s it. If you have already reloaded the drivers for it, there may be a fault with the touchpad itself, although that shouldn t keep an external mouse from working. You...

Laptop Problems: USB extension, macbook, extension cables
macbook, extension cables, household appliance: Hi Lisa, bending it is definitely a bad idea, since they are powered and could cause your whole power supply to shut down if they re bent. I don t know of an adapter like the ones for appliances, but there are extension cables (not regular cables) that...

Laptop Problems: compaq laptop, compaq laptop, left hand corner
compaq laptop, left hand corner, hard drive: Hi Pat, it sounds like your laptop can t find the hard drive. Maybe the hard drive has gone bad, or maybe the files just got corrupted. You may want to boot it from CD and run some diagnostics on it. You can get a diagnostic CD from www.UltimateBootCD.com...

Laptop Problems: AC Adapter?, toshiba satellite laptop, toshiba satellite
toshiba satellite laptop, toshiba satellite, power settings: Hi Albert, it could be the ac adapter. It also could be the power settings in the control panel. There are two sets, one for running on battery, one for running on AC. Might want to check those first. A third possibility is the jack on the back of the computer....

Laptop Problems: AC Adapter issues..., faint glimmer, quality aftermarket
faint glimmer, quality aftermarket, ebay: Hi, I ve seen all kinds of problems with aftermarket generic adapters, ranging from batteries not charging to fires. I would recommend buying the original Dell replacement. They re usually available on eBay. Barring that, you could try a high quality aftermarket,...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Laptop display problem, compaq laptop, rahul
compaq laptop, rahul, motherboard: Hi Rahul, if the battery is bad, you should still be able to remove the battery and run the laptop on the charger. Will that work? Does it work correctly if it s plugged into a regular monitor? When it doesn t come on, does it do anything? Meaning,...

Laptop Problems: Dell Latitude D600 problem, dell latitude d600, login window
dell latitude d600, login window, application error: Hi John, this is really not a nice error to have. Can you boot the computer into safe mode so that you could do a system restore to a date before it started? If not, you may have to try doing a repair install of Windows. Instructions, however vague, cna be...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Laptop display problem, power button, laptop
Laptop Problems: Compaq Laptop display problem, power button, laptop, degc

Laptop Problems: Key fell off from keyboard, keyboard
Laptop Problems: Key fell off from keyboard, keyboard

Laptop Problems: Laptop dark screen problem, hp pavilion dv1000, hp
Laptop Problems: Laptop dark screen problem, hp pavilion dv1000, hp

Laptop Problems: Laptop failure to boot, ac dc adapter, universal power supply
Laptop Problems: Laptop failure to boot, ac dc adapter, universal power supply, check voltage

Laptop Problems: LCD goes dim, keyboard
Laptop Problems: LCD goes dim, keyboard

Laptop Problems: Heating problem?, sony vaio notebook, sony vaio
sony vaio notebook, sony vaio, heatspreader: Sounds like an overheating problem to me too Alexander. It s possible that the heatspreader has come loose from your CPU and needs to be reattached. It could also be a hard drive problem, but that would usually make noise, and there are diagnostics you...

Laptop Problems: inspiron 6000 display issue'a, inspiron 6000, ebay
inspiron 6000, ebay, service manuals: Hi Cliff, sorry to say it, but that red color usually indicates that the display is failing. You could try plugging in a regular external monitor to make sure the picture displays correctly there. If the external monitor looks good, that would eliminate the...

Laptop Problems: Key fell off from keyboard, dell inspiron 630m laptop, external keyboard
dell inspiron 630m laptop, external keyboard, dell inspiron: Hi Juliane, I m afraid about the only thing to do (other than plug in an external keyboard) is to buy a new keyboard. They re available, like this one for $25 http://laptopparts.vivotechnology.net/Items/kb-dl-002?gclid=CL3FopLR7pICFQurPAodMCHFgQ Shot ...

Laptop Problems: Laptop dark screen problem, pavilion dv1000, hp pavilion
pavilion dv1000, hp pavilion, hi bob: Hi Bob, 90% of the time backlighting problems are caused by a bad inverter. They re usually available online. It s a small circuit board located in the lower right hand corner of the display normally. Disassembly is required, and they run on very high voltage,...

Laptop Problems: Laptop failure to boot, intel logo, hardware options
intel logo, hardware options, light flashes: Glad to help Ray. The hard drive is not required to get the computer to boot up far enough to enter the BIOS. All that s required for that (besides power of course)is the motherboard, CPU and memory, so one of those must be the culprit. It s also possible...

Laptop Problems: Laptop mouse, keyboard buttons, desktop mouse
keyboard buttons, desktop mouse, mouse properties: It sounds like the laptop doesn t have a driver that understands the scroll mouse. If there is a driver disk that came with your mouse you could try installing that. If not, you might try going to the Windows update site with the scroll mouse attached and...

Laptop Problems: Laptop not getting power from AC Adapter, worse case scenario, electronic repair
worse case scenario, electronic repair, problem thanks: Hello Elango, the laptop should run on the AC Adapter without the battery installed. If it will not, it could be that the AC Adapter is bad (you can borrow one, use this one on another laptop or measure the voltage to check) It also could be the jack on the...

Laptop Problems: LCD goes dim, dell inspiron 1000, inspiron 1000
dell inspiron 1000, inspiron 1000, dell inspiron: Hi Jim, this sounds like a backlighting problem. Usually caused by the small inverter board inside the case at the lower right corner of the screen. They can be replaced, and I think the service manual available on Dell s website shows you how, but if you...

Laptop Problems: Long time to restart, date recovery, long tim
date recovery, long tim, last option: Hi Weyne, this could be many, many things, from OS to virus, even hardware, but I would think that would be the last option. The first thing I would ask is have you installed any new software lately that might be causing this? Another question is does it...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen problem, faint image, laptop screen
faint image, laptop screen, video card: Hello Vinot, is it actually all the way off, or is there a really faint image on the screen? Does it do the same thing plugged into a regular monitor? If there s a faint image, that would indicate a backlighting problem, probably the inverter board. If it...

Laptop Problems: SOUND PROBLEMS, cd rom drive, drive controller
cd rom drive, drive controller, usb cd: Hi Peter, did Acer support have you change the drivers? If you don t already have the latest drivers for your sound card and hard drive controller, I would update them. If you do already have the latest ones, try going back one or two versions. As long as...

Laptop Problems: strange noises, strange freezing, strange problem, dell inspiron 9300, degrees fahrenheit
dell inspiron 9300, degrees fahrenheit, electric pop: Hi Alex, that does sound like an overheating problem. There are several fans in your case, it s possible one of them is not working. There s a heatspreader on top of the CPU that could have come loose so that it s not cooling properly. Both require disassembly,...

Laptop Problems: sudden switch off problem, compaq pressario, system switches
compaq pressario, system switches, v3000: Hello Dhiren, this could be a virus, or it could be an overheating problem, or, possibly a hardware problem. Have you looked in the device manager to make sure nothing has red or yellow icons next to it? Do you have wi-fi on your laptop? If so, you may want...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba A85-S107 Freezing up, ultimate boot cd, toshiba a85
ultimate boot cd, toshiba a85, windows widgets: Hi Jason, I can t say for sure yet what s causing it to freeze, could be several things, including the overheating you mentioned. To know if the CPU is overheating, you really need to run some sort of temperature monitor. Some of them are free, like SpeedFan...

Laptop Problems: toshiba M70 display problem, toshiba satellite m70, toshiba m70
toshiba satellite m70, toshiba m70, toshiba satellite: Hi Paul, if it does this both on the display and on a monitor, it s most likely a problem with the video card. And yes, a bad video card can lock up or freeze a computer. It s a plug in module in most M70s, so you might try just reseating it. If that doesn...

Laptop Problems: touchpad not working, series laptop, side button
series laptop, side button, hp pavilion: Hi Rekha, I don t have that particular model around to check on, but normally there are adjustments in the control panel which will turn features like this on and off, and adjust their sensitivity. See if you can find that setting, make sure it s on and adjusted...

Laptop Problems: acer laptop sound problem, echo sound, language version
echo sound, language version, media players: Hi Ver, this is a driver problem with the sound card, or the sound card is bad. Perhaps you have a driver for a different language version than your version of Windows. I would look for an updated driver, and/or uninstall and reinstall the current one. ...

Laptop Problems: erratic system behavior, becoming a nuisance, bios update
becoming a nuisance, bios update, internet explorer: Hi Wes, sounds like that BIOS update may have updated the firmware for your trackpad. I would try finding a newer (or at least different) version of the trackpad driver for Windows. Sometimes just un-installing re-installing the same version will also help....

Laptop Problems: erratic system behavior, touchpads, usb mouse
Laptop Problems: erratic system behavior, touchpads, usb mouse, touchpad

Laptop Problems: Laptop failure to display programs/start, laptop toshiba, model pa
laptop toshiba, model pa, boot cds: Hi Justine, first I would try plugging in a regular monitor to see if the display works there. If it does, then there is a problem with the laptop display only. If it does not, then I would try booting it from a diagnostic CD or Floppy disk to see if it...

Laptop Problems: laptop with no NIC, dell inspiron laptop, cardbus cards
dell inspiron laptop, cardbus cards, cardbus card: Hi Linda, not a stupid question at all. There s no reason to buy something you don t need. What BestBuy was suggesting is that you buy an Ethernet card that fits in your CardBus slot, like this one from NewEgg.com for $17.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156105...

Laptop Problems: latitude d 600 Problem, dell latitude d 600, jain
dell latitude d 600, jain, task manager: Hi Jain, when it s pegged at 100% look in task manager to see what is using all the cpu. Then you can determine whether or not that process is actually needed and stop it from starting. With all of the symptoms combined, it sounds like your laptop may be...

Laptop Problems: ACER laptop screen flickering, video card drivers, laptop screen
video card drivers, laptop screen, acually: Hi Trish, the short answer to this is yes. The laptop doesn t acually power the monitor, that s why it s plugged in. The laptop just provides the video signal for it to display. The flicker could be worrisome as you stated. Have you tried updating your video...

Laptop Problems: ac adpater, gateway laptop, ac cord
gateway laptop, ac cord, letter c: Hi Carl, normally it s the outside, but getting it wrong could be disastrous. Take a look on the back of your AC adapter. Usually there s a little symbol that looks like the letter C with a dot in the middle that represents the inner and outer parts of the...

Laptop Problems: battery or worse?, hp pavilion laptop, ghost image
hp pavilion laptop, ghost image, hardware issue: You may have more than one problem then Daniel. The battery for one, if it won t stay powered on with it; and another problem that prevents the screen from coming on. You could try plugging it into an external monitor to see if the computer is actually working...

Laptop Problems: blank laptop screen, hp logo, laptop screen
hp logo, laptop screen, faint image: That s definitely not what I was hoping to hear. If the laptop is actually turning on, even enough to get to the HP logo, you should see that. If there is no video at all, it could be a problem with the video card, which in most cases is built into the motherboard....

Laptop Problems: CD RW/DVD player Packard Bell Easynote MV46-005, packard bell easynote, bell notebooks
packard bell easynote, bell notebooks, ripping cds: Hi Elizabeth, an electronics shop may be able to repair the DVD drive, but the cost would be far more than just buying a replacement drive. I m not very familar with the Packard Bell notebooks, but many other brands have easy to change drives that you can...

Laptop Problems: compaq laptop, screen saver tab, compaq laptop
screen saver tab, compaq laptop, power settings: Hi Krystal, there are two things that could cause this. One is the screen saver. You can adjust its settings by right clicking on any open spot on the desktop, selecting properties and then clicking the screen saver tab. The other, more likely culprit, is...

Laptop Problems: my computer, technet microsoft, serial code
technet microsoft, serial code, safe mode: Hi Jeremy, there are several things you can try, like starting the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 at startup. If that works, you just have a driver issue. You can uninstall the devices in safe mode and let Vista re-install them. There are also some...

Laptop Problems: computer freezes at desktop, dell laptop, startup tab
dell laptop, startup tab, safe mode: Hi Andrea, I would try starting the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly before windows loads. If it starts Ok in safe mode, go to Start Run and enter msconfig. On the startup tab uncheck the items that are loading and save/exit and reboot. ...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron display of volume question, intel pentium processor, dell inspiron
intel pentium processor, dell inspiron, volume level: Hi Peter, I m not familiar with the application you re refering to, but I would look in task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) to see if you can tell what the name of the application executable file is when you start it. Then when it disappears, see if it is gone from...

Laptop Problems: Dim screen, sleep mode, mode windows
sleep mode, mode windows, 9 months: Hi Jack. It would seem odd to me, but in theory it is possible for the bad inverter to interupt the normal sleep mode. Windows powers down the inverter as part of entering sleep mode, so if it can t power it down it could get stuck there and not finish the...

Laptop Problems: Failure to boot, compaq armada 110, windows xp cd
compaq armada 110, windows xp cd, service pack 3: Hi Sonny, at that Compaq screen can you press F8 repeatedly and get windows to start in safe mode? If not, you may have to do a repair installation of Windows. This can be done with any original Windows CD of the same type, i.e. XP Home, XP Pro, and your...

Laptop Problems: Fujitsu laptop screen upside down, intel extreme graphics, fujitsu laptop
intel extreme graphics, fujitsu laptop, rotation feature: Hi Ray, I m not really sure why it happened, but the graphics in that machine should be from Intel, so I would have thought the CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys would work. You could also try this: - Right Click on your desktop - Choose Properties - Click on the Settings...

Laptop Problems: battery or worse?, power cable
Laptop Problems: battery or worse?, power cable

Laptop Problems: Lenovo S10 Netbook Battery Problem
Laptop Problems: Lenovo S10 Netbook Battery Problem

Laptop Problems: Power jack ripped off the motherboard?, cable retention, vaio
Laptop Problems: Power jack ripped off the motherboard?, cable retention, vaio, tension

Laptop Problems: faint screen, light tubes, faint image
light tubes, faint image, backlighting: Hi! The backlighting is not normally part of the screen itself, but miniature flourescent style light tubes along the edges. It would be unusual for them to burn out at the same time. It s possible you received a bad inverter. The inverter is controlled...

Laptop Problems: faulty rubber open/close switch?, compaq presario v2000, compaq presario v2000 notebook
compaq presario v2000, compaq presario v2000 notebook, presario v2000 notebook: Hi Guido, we re all in the same boat when it comes to saving money! If the switch is actually bad, it will probably need to be replaced, but the rubber part on top, I believe, is just a cover. TAKE A LOT OF CAUTION IF YOU TRY THIS!! One thing you may be...

Laptop Problems: Hard drive, dell latitude cpi, dell latitude cpi a series
dell latitude cpi, dell latitude cpi a series, hard drive: That sounds right to me Mark. I can t think of any other reason it would have the option. If it s giving you trouble though, you could always try plugging one in. Lots of places would have old used ones laying around where someone has upgraded to a larger...

Laptop Problems: hooking laptop to LAN, hub router, cross over cable
hub router, cross over cable, lan cable: Hello Edwina, are you trying to connect a LAN cable directly from the laptop to a Desktop? If so, that will not work unless you use a cross-over cable. If you re plugging it into a hub, router or switch it should work. I would check the properties of your...

Laptop Problems: My IBM thinkpad T60 just fell down, ibm thinkpad t60, side ways
ibm thinkpad t60, side ways, ac power: Hi Kinjal, sometimes just a few inches is enough to cause a lot of damage, especially if the laptop is running at the time. Before you go off buying a new one though, I would take out the battery and disconnect the AC power. Then remove and reseat the memory,...

Laptop Problems: Installing xp pro, external usb floppy drive, usb floppy drive
external usb floppy drive, usb floppy drive, sata hard drive: Hi Carl, if you have a newer laptop with a SATA hard drive, you will need to press F6 at the beginning of setup (when it prompts across the bottom of the blue screen) and load the SATA drivers from floppy disk. Windows XP will only look for them on a floppy....

Laptop Problems: Interactive whiteboards, dell inspiron 6400, fn key
dell inspiron 6400, fn key, dell laptop: Hi Caorline, you may have updated a video driver between when it worked and when it did not. You could go into device manager and right click your display adapter to try updating to the newest ones. If that doesn t help, or you re already at the newest one,...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Keyboard Issue, laptop keyboard, sony vaio
laptop keyboard, sony vaio, rubber membrane: Hi Andrea, under the keys there s a rubber membrane of sorts. That s what causes your keys to releas after you press them. It sounds like that may be wore out, not releasing the R key all the way. I normally just replace the keyboard. They re not terribly...

Laptop Problems: Laptop power problem, hp zv6000, graphics connection
hp zv6000, graphics connection, computer powers: Hi Tim, could be the screen has gone bad again. You might try plugging in the old one if you still have it. It won t work of course, but if the computer powers on it would point toward this screen being bad. Could also be a little piece of dust or debri in...

Laptop Problems: Laptop on TV, direct tv hd dvr, hitachi hdtv
direct tv hd dvr, hitachi hdtv, s video cable: Hi Dan, you will need a separate audio cable to connect from audio out on the laptop to audio in on either the TV or the DVR. I would go directly to the TV personally, unless you hooked the S-video into the DVR. Video and Audio ideally should hook up following...

Laptop Problems: Laptop to TV, computer supply store, rca cables
computer supply store, rca cables, sewelldirect: Hi Mario, there are certainly other options. Have you thought about a wireless setup similar to this one? http://sewelldirect.com/wireless-pc-to-tv.asp It s a bit more money, but it takes care of both video and audio, as well as getting rid of all the...

Laptop Problems: Lenovo S10 Netbook Battery Problem, battery problem, power meter
battery problem, power meter, easiest thing: Hi Dexter, the battery may very well be defective. Does the computer run off the battery? If you have access to a meter, you could measure the voltage from the battery and see if it is charging. By far the easiest thing to do, if you can find one, is...

Laptop Problems: lap top problem, model satellite, ac plug
model satellite, ac plug, indicator lights: Hi Robert, I have a Satellite L305D, so I see the lights you re talking about. But on mine, they go out if I unplug the AC adapter. If yours do not go out, it would appear the laptop thinks it s plugged in. That could indicate a problem with the motherboard,...

Laptop Problems: laptop, xx number, power settings
xx number, power settings, battery power: Hi Dawn, any chance she could borrow someone else s adapter to see if it happens with a different one? Could be a bad regulator. What kind of computer is it? How, and to what is she connected? Is the disconnect every xx number of minutes? Say 5? If so, it...

Laptop Problems: laptop, mac laptop, best laptop
mac laptop, best laptop, personal preference: Hi Sam. I don t have a lot of experience with Macs, but I understand what you re saying about the virus/spyware problem. Currently I think the only OS available for purchase from Microsoft is Vista, so your only choice would be which version of Vista. Home,...

Laptop Problems: laptop doesn't work, toshiba satellite p25, p25 s670
toshiba satellite p25, p25 s670, light flickers: I wish I could be certain it s the video card, but obviously I can t without taking it apart. The video card can definitely prevent the computer from booting up. It is used to display the POST screen and brand logo prior to ever booting off the hard drive....

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, memory servers, dead battery
memory servers, dead battery, adapter cable: Hi Kim, it should turn on when plugged in, even with a dead battery. Have you tried running it on the AC power with the battery removed? If it does not run on AC power, the problem is more likely your AC adapter, and it s not charging the battery. If it s...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen size, laditude, laptop screen
laditude, laptop screen, reformatting: Hi Gary, reformatting seems pretty drastic. Have you tried updating the video drivers, or uninstalling and reinstalling them? (You may want to download and save them first) That would most likely fix it without going to all the trouble of reformatting again....

Laptop Problems: laptop will start but will not finish booting up, hardware failure, highgrade
hardware failure, highgrade, worth a shot: Hi Gary, beeping noises usually are in a sequence, such as 2 short, then two long, or groups of 4 short, etc. Those tell you what is going on with the computer. Can you tell what they are? Also, have you tried starting it in safe mode by pressing F8 before...

Laptop Problems: microphone problem, internal microphones, microphone gain
internal microphones, microphone gain, internal mic: Hi Robert, have you tried the 20db boost for your mic? Its in the control panel, under sounds and audio devices. On the voice tab, select your microphone and look in the advanced properties. It s a checkbox in XP. This should boost your gain, although it...

Laptop Problems: nc4000 black screen, da setup, bad sectors
da setup, bad sectors, hp logo: Putting the hard drive in while it is powered up is not a good idea, it can ruin the hard drive and/or the motherboard. But even that should not have started it formatting. If it actually formated the hard drive then everything that was on it is gone, including...

Laptop Problems: oops wrong power supply!, laptop power supply, external soundcard
laptop power supply, external soundcard, power connector: Hi Tom, it s really not possible to say for sure, but that power connector plugs directly into the motherboard. The most expensive part. Will it do anything at all when just on battery, or just on the right power supply with the battery removed? ...

Laptop Problems: Power is ON but Hard Drive Not Working!, hp pavilion dv4000 laptop, machine boots
hp pavilion dv4000 laptop, machine boots, ultimate boot cd: Hi Nora, sounds like changing the hard drive might be the thing to do, but to make sure you could first take it out and see if the machine boots Ok to a CD without it installed. Even without a CD it should get to the post screen without it. If the machine...

Laptop Problems: Power jack ripped off the motherboard?, dollar piece, sony vaio
dollar piece, sony vaio, computer shop: Hi Jared, yes, it can be fixed. A good electronics/computer shop can solder the wires back on. Use caution in your selection though. Done wrong it could fry the motherboard completely. If the plastic is actually cracked/broken they may need to replace that...

Laptop Problems: Presario F577CL pink screen, costumer service representative, compaq presario
costumer service representative, compaq presario, small tools: Hi Richard, this could be the screen, or the video card. If it s the screen, you could probably replace it yourself if you re handy with small tools. There are instructions on the web for that. To determine which it is, try plugging in an external monitor....

Laptop Problems: problem with display, windows system files, video card driver
windows system files, video card driver, govind: What changed about 15 days ago? Did you update a flash player, or install a new video card driver? Those may be more the culprit since you have not changed the connection or firewall. You could try a system restore to a date prior to this starting, but that...

Laptop Problems: Not right screen resolution...., dual monitors, screen resolutions
dual monitors, screen resolutions, default resolution: Hi Mitchell, 1024x768 is a normal screen resolution, not really what a wide screen should default to. My 15.4 wide screen for example defaults to 1280x800. If that setting doesn t work for you, I would try updating the drivers for the video card. You should...

Laptop Problems: Screen is black, presario v2000, back lighting
presario v2000, back lighting, f7: Hi Kathi, can you see anything on the screen if you shine a flashlight at it indirectly? If not, have you tried pressing key combination that turns the screen on and off? Usually FN+F5 or FN+F7. If so, the back-lighting has probably quit working. Either...

Laptop Problems: shutdown, light glows, toshiba laptop
light glows, toshiba laptop, power adapter: Hi Miranda, have you tried taking the battery out and just using the power adapter? Also try just the battery without the power adapter. You may also want to try disconnect the power adapter and pulling out the battery, then press and hold the power button...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Laptop, video card drivers, toshiba m35
video card drivers, toshiba m35, toshiba laptop: Hi Dennis, yes, sometimes they just go bad. To verify whether it is the screen or the video card/drivers you could try plugging it into an external monitor. if the external monitor display is fine, it s probably the LCD in the laptop. If the external display...

Laptop Problems: toshiba laptop problems, toshiba laptop, code 19
toshiba laptop, code 19, device error: Hi Jimmy, that could be a tough one to figure out. Have you tried doing a system restore to a date prior to the error? You should also look in the event viewer to see if any specific errors are being logged. You might try just removing the CD drive from...

Laptop Problems: USB Cable problem or something else?, dell inspiron 6000, dell inspiron 6000 laptop
dell inspiron 6000, dell inspiron 6000 laptop, external hd: Hi Dawn, I have had similar problems with some of my USB devices, and in my case it was the connector on the device where the cable plugged in, and not the cable itself. USB is supposed to be standardized, so unless WD broke from that, any brand of cable...

Laptop Problems: USB Drives, usb thumb drive, device manager
usb thumb drive, device manager, usb controller: Hi Debby, to save the data, can you put them in another computer and read them? If so, the USB drives are fine and you can burn the data to CD, etc. If that s the case, on the computer that won t read them you could try going into device manager and deleting...

Laptop Problems: Wireless networking, airlink router, pcmcia card
airlink router, pcmcia card, windows power: Hi Brandt, the first thing I would do is take the laptop to a local wi-fi hotspot and see if it works there. (Alternately you could find another laptop and try it at home to see if another machinehas the same problem) If your computer works at the hotspot,...

Laptop Problems: USB Problems WinXP SP3, hp compaq nc6000, external hdd
hp compaq nc6000, external hdd, usb hdd: Hi Tom, I don t know of any way to hook a USB device to an Ethernet port and make it work. If the USB port is bad, probably the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to get everything connected would be to use a USB hub like the ones listed here: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=26&name=Hubs...

Laptop Problems: USB unknown device WinXP, hp compaq nc6000, external hdd
hp compaq nc6000, external hdd, usb hdd: Hi Tom, I don t know of any way to hook a USB device to an Ethernet port and make it work. If the USB port is bad, probably the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to get everything connected would be to use a USB hub like the ones listed here: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=26%26name=Hubs...

Laptop Problems: Acer Laptop not turning on at random, power key, acer extensa
power key, acer extensa, power button: Hi Laura, I would definitely look up that warranty information. Since it doesn t even get to the BIOS screen when it chooses not to start, that suggests a problem with the hardware itself, or connections between the pieces. Either way, it will probably just...

Laptop Problems: Auto-protect and Limewire help?, minute auto, free ones
minute auto, free ones, symantic: Hi Joan, this may be a silly question, but did you download and run their removal tool? The problem with copying the file to another drive is that if its already infected, it copies the infection too, and that infection may protect it. You could also...

Laptop Problems: black/blank screen, windows xp sp3, boot from cd
windows xp sp3, boot from cd, acer aspire 9410: That may not be good Brian. You could try booting to CD with the hard drive removed to rule it out as a possible cause. It sounds more like the video card has gone bad. I ll see if I can find information on this particular model, but most of them are built...

Laptop Problems: black screen, logon screen, desktop screen
logon screen, desktop screen, video drivers: This is usually caused by the video drivers. Try starting it in safe mode by pressing F8 before Windows loads. If that works then either roll back the drivers one or two revisions, or just uninstall the video card and let Windows re-install it after the next...

Laptop Problems: black screen dell laptop and stand by mode, dell laptop, logo system
dell laptop, logo system, stand by mode: In the control panel you can disable the power option for standby when on AC power if you want to. There may also be a similar option in the BIOS that could have gotten enabled. If you disable both of those and it still does it, maybe it s not actually going...

Laptop Problems: botched pc recovery...., compaq laptop, factory image
compaq laptop, factory image, external hard drive: Hi John, a lot of the newer laptops keep a small partition on the hard drive to recover the rest of the hard drive if needed. If it can t read that partition, it may not be able to do the recovery. Take a look at HP s website to see if they have any helpful...

Laptop Problems: Cant find the drivers for my GQ Laptop, driver detective, quality laptop
driver detective, quality laptop, frys electronics: DriverGuide.com has those drivers. You have to sign up, but its a free account. Of course you still have to install the drivers manually, but I ve never had trouble with the drivers from that site. If you can connect it to the internet, which you may not...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario Laptop - Overheating, compaq presario laptop, compaq presario 1500t
compaq presario laptop, compaq presario 1500t, compaq presario: Hi Nicole, that is an EXTREME case of overheating! But yes, I do think its possible for you to recover the data off the hard drive, as long as that was not the part that caused the overheating. What you would want to do is take the hard drive out of the...

Laptop Problems: compaq presario v2000 white screen, compaq presario v2000, norton anti virus
compaq presario v2000, norton anti virus, faint images: Hi Becky, yes it could be conflicting with other programs, especially if you have any other security programs installed. I don t think a system restore is necessary. You could try uninstalling and re-installing Norton first, and/or uninstalling other security...

Laptop Problems: computor freezes when i click on start or a shortcut on the desktop, virus protection program, toshiba laptop
virus protection program, toshiba laptop, desktop shortcut: Hi Nick, you can start the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly before Windows starts. Add and remove programs may or may not let you uninstall them in safe mode. If it will not, look under the addministrative tools in control panel, then in the...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 8500 Video Problem, dell inspiron 8500, video problem
dell inspiron 8500, video problem, dell inspiron: I would tend to agree with you Greg, video card or drivers. Let s hope it s drivers. You could test that out pretty easy by starting it in safe mode. If it works Ok in safe mode, use the device manager to roll back the drivers one or two revisions and see...

Laptop Problems: Display problem, dell inspiron 6000, dell inspiron 6000 laptop
dell inspiron 6000, dell inspiron 6000 laptop, correct drivers: Hi Bill, do you have a gap at top and bottom too? That would be normal for the display size being set wrong. Of course, it can be set incorrectly in just one direction. What is the resolution set to? i.e. 800x600 1024x768 etc If it won t let you adjust it...

Laptop Problems: disapering windows and writting, macaff, conversation windows
macaff, conversation windows, spywear: Hi TJ, is this a desktop or a laptop? If it s a desktop, you may want to try a different keyboard and/or mouse. If it s a laptop, you could try unplugging the built in keyboard and using an external one. In either case, it could still be spyware if you wiped...

Laptop Problems: dv5023ea problem, hp logo, motherboard
hp logo, motherboard, hard drive: I think we ll need to do some more testing to know for sure what this is. Does it do this without the battery installed? While you have the battery out, can you boot the computer from a CD? You may also want to try removing the hard drive and booting from...

Laptop Problems: EeePC won't charge, 512mb ram, eeepc 701
512mb ram, eeepc 701, coincidence: Hi Logan, the timing is always a good place to start. Can you put the 512 stick back in and see if it will charge? If it does, then you ve at least narrowed it down. Reseating the 1gb is a free attempted fix too. If neither of those work, then its possible...

Laptop Problems: Acer Laptop not turning on at random
Laptop Problems: Acer Laptop not turning on at random

Laptop Problems: Cant find the drivers for my GQ Laptop, ecs, tw
Laptop Problems: Cant find the drivers for my GQ Laptop, ecs, tw

Laptop Problems: EeePC won't charge, notebook vendors, notebook batteries
Laptop Problems: EeePC won't charge, notebook vendors, notebook batteries, battery usage

Laptop Problems: HP power receptacle, power pins, careful notes
Laptop Problems: HP power receptacle, power pins, careful notes, safety device

Laptop Problems: HV dv8000 screen goes blank, motherboard, laptop
Laptop Problems: HV dv8000 screen goes blank, motherboard, laptop, hp

Laptop Problems: Laptop connection to DVD Player, changle, video connection
Laptop Problems: Laptop connection to DVD Player, changle, video connection, different ways

Laptop Problems: lap top focus, focus control, control settings
Laptop Problems: lap top focus, focus control, control settings, video control

Laptop Problems: HP power receptacle, hp pavilion zv5000, power receptacle
hp pavilion zv5000, power receptacle, hp power: Hi Heather, I can understand the desire to fix it yourself, times are tough. It can be done at home, but the parts are very small, and rather fragile, so care must be taken. The whole computer normally has to be disassembled, and the motherboard removed from...

Laptop Problems: HV dv8000 screen goes blank, small tools, type connector
small tools, type connector, backlighting: The end of the cable that attaches to the motherboard is just a plug in type connector, but the case can sometimes be tricky to get apart without cracking the plastic. If you re fairly good with small tools, and have some patience, it can be done at home....

Laptop Problems: hp pavilion zv6000, lightning bolt, hp pavilion
lightning bolt, hp pavilion, dead battery: Hi Matthew, have you tried it with the battery removed? Sometimes a dead battery will keep them from starting up. you may also want to verify you AC adapter is working by trying it on a friend s laptop or measuring the output voltage with a meter. Sho...

Laptop Problems: Inspiron 6000 question, inspiron 6000, sanken
inspiron 6000, sanken, pink color: Hi Dan, the pink color usually indicates the backlighting bulbs are going bad. To replace them, you need to disassemble the screen section of the laptop. While you have it apart, you may want to replace the inverter as well. Here s some more information on...

Laptop Problems: keyboard, dell laptop, screws
dell laptop, screws, ck: Hi Rick, it varies by model, as to where the screws are, what connectors need to be removed, etc. Dell is quite good about providing manual that explain how to do it though. Try looking up your model s service manual here: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/product_support/product_support_central?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~ck=mn...

Laptop Problems: Laptop CMOS battery, laptop cmos battery, bios password
laptop cmos battery, bios password, acer travelmate: I m afraid pulling the CMOS battery won t help. That used to erase the passwords on the desktops, but with laptops, since they are widely stolen, that password does not get reset. There are things you can solder on to the motherboard to erase them if he truly...

Laptop Problems: Laptop connection to DVD Player, bbc iplayer, s video cable
bbc iplayer, s video cable, compatibility problem: Hi Lisa, I couldn t find the manual for this model, but the other ones I looked at show the s-video as an output. Maybe it would be marked on the back of the unit, but usually they just say s-video. What other options do we have? Are there other inputs...

Laptop Problems: lap top focus, dell inspirion, hi tim
dell inspirion, hi tim, focus control: Hi Tim, there s not really any focus control that I know of for your laptop. This happens to me occassionally too. In my case it happens when my internet connection is slower than normal due to heavy usage. Peak times of day, etc. If that s true in your case...

Laptop Problems: laptop monitor fades, packard bell easynote, screen fades
packard bell easynote, screen fades, packard bell easynote laptop: A lot of times they don t really look bad, but they may be broken inside. You could try making sure its connected well, and if it is you could try wiggling it while its on. If it does the same thing the cable is probably bad. Be very careful though, even...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, type msconfig, starting in safe mode
type msconfig, starting in safe mode, system restor: It sounds as if one of those programs, or possibly another, is waking your computer up. Can you find them in the task manager and end them? If not, can you try starting in safe mode and putting it to sleep to see if it stays? If it does, then you can run...

Laptop Problems: laptop problemo, compaq n610c, ac charger
compaq n610c, ac charger, t power: Hi Thomas, that could be bad. Have you tried running it just on battery, and just on AC with the battery removed? One of those might work and help us narrow down the problem. You may also want to try borrowing someone else s adapter, or plugging yours into...

Laptop Problems: Problem with keys on laptop, keyboard problem, desktop keyboard
keyboard problem, desktop keyboard, tiny problem: Hi Stephanie, it s probably the keyboard. Problem is there s no real good way to prove it except to unplug it from the motherboard and plug in a regular old desktop keyboard externally. Usually the keyboards aren t too expensive. You can find a lot of them...

Laptop Problems: Re: Keyboard on Laptop, compaq presario f500, desktop keyboard
compaq presario f500, desktop keyboard, ps2 keyboard: Hi Maria, StickyKeys should not prevent the keyboard from working, it would only allow you to press say, CTRL+ALT+DEL by pressing one at a time instead of having to hold down all three at once. The first thing I would try is plugging in a regular old desktop...

Laptop Problems: software problems, spyware checker, hotmail website
spyware checker, hotmail website, norton 360: Hi Pat, have you tried running the antivirus scan in safe mode? You may also want to make sure you only have one antivirus program installed. You can run a separate spyware checker also, but there should be only one antivirus app. If you can get into the...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba laptop screen greys out, toshiba laptop, laptop screen
toshiba laptop, laptop screen, grey color: That sounds like it could be a problem with the video card or it s drivers. Have you tried updating the drivers, or possibly even rolling them back a version or two? Both of these are options in the device manger when you right click on the display adapter...

Laptop Problems: virus, virus checker, pop ups
virus checker, pop ups, reputable source: Hi Diana, you will want to check it for Spyware and viruses, but don t just download every virus checker and/or spyware app out there, because many of them are spyware themselves. One of these in particular keeps popping up messages saying you have a virus...

Laptop Problems: Yellow lines on laptop display, hp pavilion dv9000, yellow halo
hp pavilion dv9000, yellow halo, vertical lines: Hi Nathan, I would try making sure you have the latest drivers, and/or rolling them back one or two revisions. Keep really good documentation on what drivers are installed and the changes they made if any. If this isn t just a driver issue, get it reported...

Laptop Problems: dell inspiron 1525 not turning on, down arrow, dell inspiron
down arrow, dell inspiron, power button: I m not sure what s going on here Annette. Have you tried it with the battery removed? Will it boot from a CD? You might even want to try removing the hard drive to see if it will boot from CD then. If it won t even get to the BIOS/POST screen I would try...

Laptop Problems: HP ze2000 USBs not working, hp ze2000, usb problems
hp ze2000, usb problems, device manager: Hi Margie, when you say you deleted the USB connections, do you mean you deleted the whole USB controller from the device manager and let Windows reload it? If not, you might want to give that a try. If that s what you did, can you make sure it s in the...

Laptop Problems: Acer Aspire 1710 laptop does not start, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: Now I think I understand the problem. The CMOS battery got exhausted as the laptop was down for two years and your BIOS settings are gone. So, go into BIOS, select CD Drive as your first boot device. The hard drive can be the second. Also, ensure that...

Laptop Problems: Acer Aspire One Won't Boot, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: Make sure that there are no flash drives, CD-ROMs, or floppy disks that are presently in their respective drives. If youre computer has the ability to boot off of them (which is probable), then that s probably the cause. If you have repair disk (should...

Laptop Problems: Acer PC, laptop overheating, computer overheating
laptop overheating, computer overheating: Can you feel the internal fan working? It makes a low decibel hum and a slight vibration. It is the internal fan which is of utmost importance, the external fan and that you had purchased can give only a secondary cooling to the laptop body. This article gives...

Laptop Problems: acer mini laptop sound distorted, Sound distortion.
Sound distortion.: Seems like a virus/spyware problem. They seem to enjoy playing with sound a lot; and it is slowing your internet also. Do you have a good enough antivirus. If not, get the free version of AVG. From: free.avg.com/ Get Windows defender for spyware. If...

Laptop Problems: black screen and mains adapter light, laptop display, monitor problem
laptop display, monitor problem, laptop screen turns black: As you have mentioned that the display problem appears before booting, there is nothing software or OS related here. Hardware damage is clearly indicated. It seems that your Display or the backlight is gone, however any one of these parts alone would at...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario A935EM, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: I suggest you do a repair install, from your install CD/DVD. Depending on your OS, follow any of the following tutorial. Vista: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html XP: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm...

Laptop Problems: computer slow down, slow computer, speeding up computer
slow computer, speeding up computer, increase windows speed: It would have been great if you had mentioned your OS. But its all right now, I am giving you steps for XP and Vista. First, if you computer is set to Show Hidden Files, reverse it. Turn off showing hidden files. 1. Go to: cwindowsprefetch, and delete...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1000, screen going black, computer restarts
computer restarts: Download the: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, from the MicroSoft support site. This tool removes the Trojans and Malwares which the ordinary Antivirus software leave behind. Run it first in Quick Scan mode and later in Complete Scan mode. Being...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1000, screen going black, computer restarts
computer restarts: Download the: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, from the MicroSoft support site. This tool removes the Trojans and Malwares which the ordinary Antivirus software leave behind. Run it first in Quick Scan mode and later in Complete Scan mode. Being...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1501 problem, start up problem, startup applications problem
start up problem, startup applications problem: At least one of your startup applications is faulty. It delays the startup process. By start up applications we mean the applications that start along with Windows booting up. If an faulty application enters your startup queue, it delays the booting...

Laptop Problems: Desktop: User Profile not loading correctly, user profile not loading correctly, user profile
user profile not loading correctly, user profile: You have not mentioned OS. I am answering for Vista. Go to this article and execute the steps in your computer. http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/135858-user-profile-error-logged-temporary-profile.html Here is a Microsoft KB, explaining the same:...

Laptop Problems: dell laptot inspiron 2650, windows installation, installation problem
windows installation, installation problem, xp installation: It can be due to too many reasons. I am just listing a few. 1. Do a clean install. Make sure you are doing a FULL format before installing, this will erase any errors in the disk sectors. Quick format leaves the errors as they were. 2. Your BIOS...

Laptop Problems: distorted colors on screen, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: I can think of three possibilities, if you get back to me after going through them, we will be able to resolve it. - When ever the distortion is occurring, fix it to an external monitor/TV (if you have such facility). If the distortion do not occur there,...

Laptop Problems: Echo, sound problem, laptop sound
sound problem, laptop sound: Have u installed any software just before that. If so can you un-install it and see it makes a difference. If that does not solve the problem, go to device manger, and reinstall the audio driver once. Restart and check. Get the latest driver here: ...

Laptop Problems: External Monitor 2, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: You need to open the back cover. If your computer is several years old, there is no harm trying that, if you have some experience in doing so. Open the cover and check the port from inside. If it is fixed properly. Sometimes soldering,or the tracks in PCB...

Laptop Problems: External Screen Error, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: If your laptop display is working, but any external display is not working, the problem is different. Check the port you use to connect, and also the cable. This is where the problem is. You can check the cable using a Continuity tester, if you have...

Laptop Problems: external cd player, no cd drive
no cd drive: Yes you can use another computer s drive in networked environment. Just go to Network Neighborhood Click the computer where the drive is Now, you will see the My computer window of the THAT COMPUTER. Click CD /DVD drive there, and you will get...

Laptop Problems: acer mini laptop sound distorted, fedex, warranty
Laptop Problems: acer mini laptop sound distorted, fedex, warranty

Laptop Problems: distorted colors on screen, monitors
Laptop Problems: distorted colors on screen, monitors

Laptop Problems: hp tx1000 blank screen no-boot help?, nvidia chipset, sitution
Laptop Problems: hp tx1000 blank screen no-boot help?, nvidia chipset, sitution, nvidia

Laptop Problems: laptop 430cds/1.3 tohiba model pa123ou-s2c
Laptop Problems: laptop 430cds/1.3 tohiba model pa123ou-s2c

Laptop Problems: hp tx1000 blank screen no-boot help?, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: As the problem showed up slowly, this might be a corrupt registry. You should consider all the possibilities for fault in software, before you check your hardware. I personal suggestion is that you do a repair install. I have given the procedure here...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Battery, laptop batterry, battery problem
laptop batterry, battery problem, how to increase battery life: Hi Abbas, It depends. Heat is the main enemy of your laptop battery. Number of Charge and discharge cycles do not affect the life of the battery much. So, if your laptop tends to get hot frequently (happens when playing games/ using in hot environments),...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Hardware, Laptop Hinge broken, Laptop Hinge
Laptop Hinge broken, Laptop Hinge, How to fix Laptop Hinge: Yes, you can get it fixed at the HP service center or any one who fixes laptops. I still recommend the authorized service center. You can explore the funny side of it here. A step by step guide to .............. :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Hinge-Hack/...

Laptop Problems: Laptop screen flshinng on and off, display flashing, laptop flashing display
display flashing, laptop flashing display: Well, there are tiny inverters in your motherboard that powers your displays backlight. They are probably giving you trouble, most probably. But the chances of a loose connection can t be denied. The inverters are Cards , you can replace them easily....

Laptop Problems: My Laptop screen won't come on, laptop display, monitor problem
laptop display, monitor problem, laptop screen turns black: Hi Tajirinere, It seems the backlight of your display is not working anymore. The backlight is a fluorescent lamp used to illuminate the display, as the LCD has no light of its own. The cost of replacing this lamp will be half the cost of the laptop. ...

Laptop Problems: Laptop sound problem, driver problem, Windows 7 drivers
driver problem, Windows 7 drivers, Dell: It is most probably a driver miss-match. Your laptop was not made for Windows 7. Uninstall any audio driver in your machine. Restart. Run Windows update once, and check the Optional Hardware section, before installing the updates. Here, Windows update...

Laptop Problems: Laptop wont come on, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: Is the computer booting up at all? Can you see the Dell logo after you start the comp? Can you feel the hard disk moving after you switch it on? It the answers are no, it may be power circuit failure, or a hard disk crash. If yes, it is a no boot condition,...

Laptop Problems: lap top monitor screen vertical lines, laptop display, lcd problems
laptop display, lcd problems, vertical lines in display: This usually indicates that the screen is a little busted. If you have a warranty, send it in right away to have it replaced. The whole screen has to be replaced, it has nothing to do with the video card. If you do not have warranty, cost of replacing...

Laptop Problems: laptop 430cds/1.3 tohiba model pa123ou-s2c, adjust display brightness, gamma
adjust display brightness, gamma, contrast: I am taking it for Toshiba. Please do the following: - Right click desktop (Personalize for Vista or Properties for XP) - In XP you ll need to select the settings tab - Click advance - See if there is a tab with like Intel (depends which...

Laptop Problems: laptop, sound problem, laptop sound
sound problem, laptop sound: Hi Sujit, You are not mentioning OS. I am giving you instructions for XP or Vista. You need to check the microphone settings. Go to Control Panel Sound and Audio devices Click Audio Under Sound Recording : Click Volume, and Place the volume...

Laptop Problems: laptop, display flashing, laptop flashing display
display flashing, laptop flashing display: hello deepak, This problem needs to be answered with different settings. The first steps I am giving you, will help you to set the display brightness. - Right click desktop (Personalize for Vista or Properties for XP) - In XP you ll need to select...

Laptop Problems: laptop, obscure question
obscure question: I don t understand this question properly. If you want to use your laptop at home you don t need to enable it for something. It will keep working, as it is working somewhere else. If this is not what you were expecting, please get back to me with more details...

Laptop Problems: laptop monitor problem, display problems, laptop display problems
display problems, laptop display problems: Hi John, your problem can be anything like a faulty display, a malfunctioning backlight, or a faulty backlight inverters. A faulty graphics card can also cause such problems. I am giving you some steps, which will help you to determine where the fault...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen is too dark when i am on battery, display flashing, laptop flashing display
display flashing, laptop flashing display: This is a faulty BIOS setting. Restart and enter BIOS. Look into the BIOS settings. There will to be two levels of controls, one for battery power, and one for AC power. Backlight setting will be most probably in the Power section (depending on your...

Laptop Problems: my laptop system failure, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: Thanks for the input this might be a corrupt registry, due to abrupt power failure. I personal suggestion is that you do a repair install. I have given the procedure here (yhe last one). It is not difficult to do in XP, and need only half an hour. However,...

Laptop Problems: laptop is not working, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: It can be the graphics card, display / backlight or the drivers. Any of the three. If it is the driver, you will NOT see any distortion while booting, while is BIOS, or Setup. Because at this time the drivers do not load. Otherwise, it is a hardware...

Laptop Problems: Malfunctioning laptop, laptop batterry, battery problem
laptop batterry, battery problem: Are u saying it is not running on mains too? Ideally you should have updated BIOS first, before considering any hardware issues. But as you are saying you have only 2 minutes to work on the laptop, it is not possible. If you give it for repair, they...

Laptop Problems: The OK tabs are not active!!!, system restore
system restore: Operating systems sometimes gives strange errors. Thankfully, we have ways to revert them. Do you remember how it all started? If it was after installing a particular program / application, uninstall that application. Do a System restore. You should...

Laptop Problems: Packhard Bell Lap Top, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: If the backlight is gone, it has to be replaced by a pro. This will cost you nearly half the price of a Laptop. It is expensive and delicate. You can also check the Inverter board that powers this backlight. The tiny inverter board, usually sits to the...

Laptop Problems: no power, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting, power problem: Can you check if your adapter is working by testing it on another laptop? It might not be working even if the light is on. Is your computer booting up at all? Can you feel any harddrive movement? Place your hands over the keyboard after switching...

Laptop Problems: Screen Locked, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: First, try booting in safe mode and set all your display options to defaults. You can set it back to your liking later, first you need to get rid of this problem. This should solve this. If you still have problems (as you had problems with your display...

Laptop Problems: Sound Problem, sound problem, laptop sound
sound problem, laptop sound: Was it since you purchased it? Or it happened recently? Double click the Volume icon in the Task Bar. (You see it as a small speaker like black icon.)This will open the main volume panel. Make sure that you double click, a single click will open the tiny...

Laptop Problems: TOSHIBA LAPTOP STOP LOADING, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: I do not understand your question. If you are putting the CD before booting your computer. Please do not. If you do, your system will try to boot from your CD and give error messages. Before restarting your computer, you must remove any CD, flopp,...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Laptop; s-video doesn't output to TV, display problems, laptop display problems
display problems, laptop display problems: Greetings from India. Are you sure, you have installed the correct driver after re-installing Windows. I would suggest, reinstall the graphics driver once, even if you have the correct one. you can find out the correct drivers for your laptop, by visiting...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Satellite A135 S2376, default admin password, admin password
default admin password, admin password: Now I understand that you computer get locked automatically and you do not have the password. This is good enough reason for availing warranty. Have you tried safe mode? You can also try the default administrator login password used by Toshiba:...

Laptop Problems: toshiba laptop, System standby, System hibernate
System standby, System hibernate: I am giving you the steps to configure hibernation as per your requirement or to disable altogether. These steps are for XP. Hibernation sends your computer to standby mode when not used for a SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME. This time can be configured. These...

Laptop Problems: toshiba satellite computer, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: I suggest, troubleshot in phases. It will diminish the chances of loosing data. Use Recovery Console to Repair following the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/ With this option you will retains the Customized settings in...

Laptop Problems: troubleshooting, repair install xp, repair install vista
repair install xp, repair install vista, non boot situation: Clearly an OS problem. I suggest you do a repair install, from your install CD/DVD. Depending on your OS, follow any of the following tutorial. Vista: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html XP: http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm...

Laptop Problems: USB port, USB port, usb port problem
USB port, usb port problem: The ports are independent of each other, so the other ports will be working. Mechanical damages are not covered by warranty. But it should not be that fragile that when a kid tries to push an USB it broke. There is a chance that the port was faulty since...

Laptop Problems: usb hardware problem, USB port, usb port problem
USB port, usb port problem, usb not working: Try this procedures one by one, till your drive is functional again. This is copied from my old answers, these methods are proven. You will see references to Vista, never mind, they will work for Windows 2k too. Method 1: Put the USB in. Use...

Laptop Problems: airport travel, laptop airport, metal detector laptops
laptop airport, metal detector laptops, x-ray laptops: Letting your laptop go through the x-ray equipment will not harm your laptop. The magnetic field which is generated is not enough to cause harm to your hard drive or cause damage to your data. Metal detectors on the other hand, can cause damage and request...

Laptop Problems: Battery Function, laptop driver installation, driver installation problem
laptop driver installation, driver installation problem, battery driver: There will be a file called: setupact.log in your c:windows folder. This log file contains a list of actions in chronological order that occurred during driver installations. You can open this file in Notepad. Just open this file and read carefully....

Laptop Problems: Blue screen mini dump and error, blue screen laptop, non boot condition
blue screen laptop, non boot condition, laptop not booting: You have over crowded your poor pc. It is impossible to determine where is the error. I will suggest a reinstall. Format and do a clean install. Do not think of continuing with this installation. As for virus protection either Norton or McAfee is enough...

Laptop Problems: Two black dots on LCD, dead pixels, dots on laptop screen
dead pixels, dots on laptop screen: This may be a hot / dead pixel. If it comes within warranty, you should get replacement. This is a manufacturing defect most of the time, and not necessarily come due to excessive pressure. Read on. What Causes a Dead Pixel? Occasionally the individual...

Laptop Problems: Choppy, laptop slow
laptop slow: Games and videos are large files, depending on your hardware, your comp may find it harder to cope with them. You need to upgrade your hardware to get better performance. Moreover, I would suggest you upgrade to XP SP3 immediately, otherwise you are venerable...

Laptop Problems: Compaq evo 610c, password problem
password problem: Remove the CMOS battery and keep it for at least an hour. This will Work. There is a jumper in the motherboard, that can be removed to reset the chip. Remember that it will reset the BIOS along with the passwords. Read about it here, I could not find...

Laptop Problems: Computer hardware problem, connect xbox to computer monitor
connect xbox to computer monitor: Sorry for the delay. In order to connect your Xbox to your PC monitor you need to use VGA input. The product you need is the Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable. This product comes with a DV-15S Standard VGA Connector with a shielded cable that is eight feet long....

Laptop Problems: Computer Restarting, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: XP disc will install xp. You will need your unique serial number which you need to purchase. As your processor is Celeron I thought it will handle XP better than Vista. If you want Vista buy Vista. Installing Linux is not as easy as Windows. You...

Laptop Problems: Dell INSPIRON 1520 laptop can't reboot, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting, error code 2000 - 0146: This error message means: DST Log contains previous error(s). This is about Disk Self Test. This is Dell specific, I think. This is not a general PC / Windows error. The bottle of shampoo near falling the mouse pad will not harm anything; provide the shampoo...

Laptop Problems: No Display, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: If you can t see the manufacturer s logo it is either your display, backlight, or the graphics card that is not working. I suggest you send it to repair. In case of a hard drive crash, you do see the manufacturer s logo, you can also see the BIOS screen,...

Laptop Problems: Dysfunctional Reboot, start up problem, startup applications problem
start up problem, startup applications problem: Did you say, the program reappeared after reinstalling operating system? Are you using an original Windows disk to install the OS? A tweaked installer can do this. Are you using some kind of a tweaking application for windows? Something like a system manager?...

Laptop Problems: dell inspiron 500m, XP, laptop, laptop display half
laptop display half: I can t see any generic Windows / IBM pc solution to the half screen effect. But a particular manufacturer might have its own settings. May be for some select models. This information you can get by contacting the call center. They know know their codes,...

Laptop Problems: Dell INSPIRON 1520 laptop can't reboot, factory default, error codes
Laptop Problems: Dell INSPIRON 1520 laptop can't reboot, factory default, error codes, new hard drive

Laptop Problems: Laptop Keyboard Malfunction, laptop
Laptop Problems: Laptop Keyboard Malfunction, laptop

Laptop Problems: Laptop will not turn on, dell latitude d810, dell latitude d810 laptop
Laptop Problems: Laptop will not turn on, dell latitude d810, dell latitude d810 laptop, power button

Laptop Problems: satellite a205 freezing, power supply
Laptop Problems: satellite a205 freezing, power supply

Laptop Problems: freeze, computer freezes
computer freezes: Are you using a good enough antivirus? Download the: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, from the MicroSoft support site. This tool removes the Trojans and Malwares which the ordinary Antivirus software leave behind. Run it first in Quick Scan mode...

Laptop Problems: freezing?, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: Pressing and holding the Power button reset the power manager. If your computer works after reseting it, means the problem is there. I suggest you get it repaired. It will not be a big deal right now. But later if the backlight goes off, repairing will...

Laptop Problems: Hardware, driver problem gateway
driver problem gateway: First thing, you must upgrade it to SP3. If you do an Windows update, it normally installs most of the required drivers. Have you tried that. Otherwise, take the drivers from this page: http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn¶m=1008826...

Laptop Problems: Hooking up home ISP to laptop, setting up the Internet connection
setting up the Internet connection: I think it is a LAN connection. 1. Start Internet Explorer. 2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. 3. Click the Connections tab. 4. click LAN Settings. Select Automatically detect LAN settings. You need to un-select all other options...

Laptop Problems: HP laptop Hangs with a Beep, freezing laptop, computer freezing
freezing laptop, computer freezing: Freezing is a hard drive problem. Defragment all your Hard drive partitions. Run Disk cleanup. Delete all the content from C:/windows/prefetch. Careful, you are not supposed to delete the folder, just everything inside it. If these do not solve...

Laptop Problems: inspiron 1510 keyboard malfunction, disable windows key
disable windows key: Your Windows key is struck, due to some reason. Please see the pics I have attached here if you don t know which is the Windows key. You need to clean the area of the key, find out why it is struck. If you can t please follow the procedure below to...

Laptop Problems: installing vista, Vista installation
Vista installation: The original disk is a must, unless you have prepared a recovery disk. You can buy the recovery disk from a Toshiba dealer / service center near you. (You can ask those guys if you can use the code in your machine with a fresh copy of Vista, if required....

Laptop Problems: Laptop, dvd not playing in laptop, dvd problem
dvd not playing in laptop, dvd problem: Your hardware is fine, as it is copying the CDs. WinDvD codec has compatibility issues. Just download the original Xvid codec from the link below and install. It is a small file. http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/ Restart once and you will be...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Will Not Charge, battery problem, battery not charging
battery problem, battery not charging: Check for dirt/dust clogging both in the sockets and the battery terminals. Clean them if required. If the socket has become loose, open the bottom cover, and tighten it. Check the adapter in another laptop, if it is working. You can do the same for the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop fell now it keeps freezing, Computer freeze
Computer freeze: It the Hard drive getting loose or the RAM. I suggest check both. Can you open the back cover and check the connections for hard drive and check if the RAM is fitted properly in the sockets. Or, it may be a coincidence, can you try defragmenting your...

Laptop Problems: Laptop hangs and beeps, computer freezes
computer freezes: Defragment all the drives. Check for disk sector errors. Download this, and do a full scan: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en If these two steps do not work you need to format...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Keyboard Malfunction, key board problem
key board problem: Frequently used keys might get damaged; and as your laptop is two years old, and you were prone to gaming, this is more likely. But, if it is happening only in one application or game, the fault may be in the application or the game itself. If it is a fault...

Laptop Problems: Laptop monitor and power connection, display problem
display problem: The cord need to be replaced, no one can repair it. To adjust the display brightness, do the following: - Right click desktop (Personalize for Vista or Properties for XP) - In XP you ll need to select the settings tab - Click advance...

Laptop Problems: Laptop shuts off when I try yo uninstall AVG anti virus, avg unistallation isssues
avg unistallation isssues: AVG Remover AVG Remover utility removes all parts of AVG installation on your computer, including registry items, installation and user files on your disk, etc. AVG Remover is the least option to be used in case the AVG uninstallation / repair installation...

Laptop Problems: Laptop will not turn on, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting, power problem: Long long mail. I will advice you to keep the laptop on when not in use. It might damage the battery due to over heat. Have u checked the fan if it is working? Here is one magic trick: remove the battery and adapter both, hold down the power switch...

Laptop Problems: Laptop wifi saying not switched on, laptop WI fi problem, wifi not working
laptop WI fi problem, wifi not working: In this case, it is disabled in BIOS. Just go into BIOS and enable it. In case, you can t, say, you could not find the entry for WIFI there, just restore defaults in BIOS as a whole. This option you will find just after entering BIOS. Restore, and...

Laptop Problems: laptop, turn off problem
turn off problem: You should turn off the laptop from Start button. If are turn it off from the power button it will give errors. Moreover, in some laptops, if you hold down the power button for a few seconds, it reset the power settings. I think this is the case it...

Laptop Problems: laptop, display
display: This is the backlight going out of place. The page below explain how to replace it, you can use the same to fix it back. http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/ It s not very easy. If you think you can...

Laptop Problems: laptop - hp compaq 6230, windows logoff automatically, automatic logoff
windows logoff automatically, automatic logoff: How much time you are getting in between a logoff? You need to do a small proceedure to stop this, if you are not being able to complete this in normal log on, boot into safe mode. 1. Go to Start Run, type regedit.exe and hit enter. This will launch...

Laptop Problems: laptop power problem, replace power jack, replace power jack laptop
replace power jack, replace power jack laptop: Re-soldering the power jack is not a big deal, if you know how to do a soldering. And how to avoid a dry joint. You will need a soldering Iron, desoldering pump, solder wire, and other equipment to open the case. Do you have them at home? This page...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, display backlight replacement
display backlight replacement: Hi, The cost of the backlight will be nearly half the cost of the laptop. It is expensive. In US it is $500 - $800. But the fault can be with the inverters too. There are tiny inverters in the motherbrd that power the backlight. The backlight is like...

Laptop Problems: my laptop just stop working, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: Fix using any of the two methods: (Note you have not mentioned how old is your computer and what is the condition of your hard drive. If your computer responds after inserting the repair disk, you can do the steps mentioned below. In case your comp do not...

Laptop Problems: laptop won't turn on, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: It is not software. Do you see the manufacturer s logo after you turn on the power switch? If not it is your display. Do you feel hard drive movement? If you see the logo but later it goes dark, and you do not see any hard drive movement. It may be...

Laptop Problems: medion laptop 2 years old not booting up., repair install xp, repair install vista
repair install xp, repair install vista, non boot situation: You do need a XP / Vista CD (not a restore disc as sometimes supplied) to repair windows. See if you have this. Otherwise, you can buy a repair disk from the manufacturer. Should be available there in their store. Try this, as the data is important....

Laptop Problems: memory stick, how to use usb drive, how to use pen drive
how to use usb drive, how to use pen drive: Not automatically. But you can copy or paste any to /from it, just like any other folder in your computer. Once you have connected the USB, go to My computer and you will see a Removable drive there. This drive contains all data in your USB. You...

Laptop Problems: password, keyboard not working
keyboard not working: I should have mentioned it earlier. You can use any external USB key board. May be the one you are using for your desk top. Once you are logged in to Windows, you can have the on screen one too: http://www.xp-tips.com/onscreen-keyboard.html ...

Laptop Problems: Cannot play laptop to HDTV, connecting laptop to hdtv, connecting laptop to tv
connecting laptop to hdtv, connecting laptop to tv: Doesn t your laptop have a DVI output? If yes, connect that one. VGA is analog. DVI can be analog and digital. If you do not have DVI, you might need a analog to digital converter in between. Read these for a better idea: http://www.netlobo.com/laptop_tv.html...

Laptop Problems: Replace Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 laptop CMOS battery, replace cmos battery, replace cmos battery toshiba
replace cmos battery, replace cmos battery toshiba: The standard lifetime of a CMOS battery is around 10 Years; however, this amount of time can change depending on the use and environment that the computer resides. If your computer is losing its time or date settings, or you are receiving a message CMOS...

Laptop Problems: Shut down issues, battery problem, battery drains out
battery problem, battery drains out: I suggest you send it to repair under the warranty. You might even get a replacement. There is a fault in the circuit which is draining the battery. As it is a manufacturing defect, you should get a replacement. Don t think of continuing with this...

Laptop Problems: Small white dot of light near middle of screen, white pixel, hot pixel
white pixel, hot pixel, white dot on laptop screen: This is a hot or dead pixel. Read on. A white pixel isn t actually a dead pixel, but is as good as one. In the instance of a dead pixel there would be no color (not even the output of black). But in this instance a White Pixel is called a hot pixel...

Laptop Problems: satellite a205 freezing, computer freezes, laptop freezes
computer freezes, laptop freezes: I will not relate this problem to power supply. Defragment your hard drive. Do it ever three / four months, if you use your machine regularly. Clean your disk by running the disk cleaner. Start All Programs Accessories System tools Disk cleaner....

Laptop Problems: screen, change icon size xp, change icon size
change icon size xp, change icon size: I don t know what u mean by Windows screen. Do you mean the desktop? These steps are for XP. If you have Vista, write back again, I will give you Vista s steps. Steps for changing desktop icon size. 1. Right Click Desktop + Choose “Properties”...

Laptop Problems: screen problem on a compaq laptop, laptop display problem, graphics card problem
laptop display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: I will bring three things under the scanner: Display, graphics card, the graphics driver. Here is how to find out. In any case it will be FIXABLE. :) - When ever the distortion is occurring (display is not showing proper colours), fix it to an external...