Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'laptop'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • PC Matic Site
    • Information Desk
    • OverDrive Test or AutoFix Problems
    • PC Matic's Paid Products
    • Site Feedback
    • Tech Talk
  • Community
    • Networking, Email, and Internet Connections
    • Viruses, Spyware, Adware
    • User to User Help
    • Tips 'n' Tricks
    • Post Your Pit Test Results
    • Linux
    • Custom PCs, case mods, overclocking
    • Smart Phones and Hand-held Devices
    • Games and Gear
    • Distributed Computing Teams
    • General Discussions

Calendars

There are no results to display.


Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests


System Specifications:


TechExpress Link:

Found 5 results

  1. Hi there, I've been looking all over for any information that could help me with my computer's (laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 520) recent issues with connecting to the internet, but nothing has helped. A few days ago, the power went out briefly, and when it came back on, my computer was unable to connect to the internet. I tried resetting both the router and my computer several times, but it still wouldn't connect. I tried plugging the ethernet cable directly into the laptop, and it could not connect. I've tried disabling wifi, re-enabling it, updating network drivers, deleting and reinstalling the drivers, performing a system recovery - all to no avail. The only thing that worked was me unplugging the router and modem, disabling wifi on my laptop, resetting my laptop, plugging the router and modem back in, and then re-enabling wifi on my laptop. This allowed my computer to access the internet for maybe five minutes before it disconnected again. I have not been able to re-connect since. I have also tried connecting to the wifi at my boyfriend's house - and it will not connect to his wifi either. My laptop is able to see that there are wifi connections available, and I have "automatically connect" selected for my preferred connection, but it will not attempt to connect, and when I do so manually, it simply tells me it is unable to connect. I am using Windows 7 - I tried upgrading to 10 awhile ago but found a few bugs with it that made me want to switch back (perhaps sticking with 7 for so long has made some problem with my system's connectivity? I don't know...). The laptop itself is getting a bit old - I've had it for over four years now. In addition, it fell to the ground (not by my doing ) several months ago, and since then the screen has slowly been detaching from the rest of the computer. The screen is not sitting correctly, so any time I open it, it makes cracking sounds and the screen separates a little bit on the side (at this point I can see into the screen of the laptop both from the side and the bottom), and the one side has almost entirely lifted off of the base of the laptop (there is a small wire still connecting the two when it separates this far, but it appears to be fraying). I was looking into getting a new laptop anyway - I wanted to upgrade to an msi/alienware/asus gaming/or razor laptop - but in terms of functionality, my laptop was still operating perfectly fine before this whole internet ordeal. I'm uncertain if the breaking down of the physical laptop is connected to the fact that the internet will not connect, but I thought I would include as much detail as possible. I had hoped to avoid rushing into buying a new laptop so soon (I wanted to do a lot of research and get advice), but I use my laptop and internet for everything, so as it currently is, I'm feeling pretty pressured into purchasing one ASAP. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. With no prior problems, today my Sony laptop I have had for 5 years refused to boot. All I get is 1 long and 2 short beeps. Searching suggests it is a bad video card. Since it is a laptop, looks like I will have to replace the motherboard. I really hate that because I love Windows 7. Should I get this fixed or buy a new computer. I have upgraded it as shown below If I buy a new computer, should I get one with Win 7 or Win 8? Sony Vaio AR790U Originally Windows Vista 17" screen 8.4 lbs Upgraded to Win 7 Pro 4Gb Ram 128Gb SSD 500Gb HDD 3 USB 2.0 PORTS 1-HDMI 1-Ethernet 1000mbps
  3. Hello, Recently I have been experiencing a huge problem with my internet. My anti-virus, McAfee is apparently blocking my internet for some reason. It happens about every week or so, and I have to do a restore each time. And the funny thing is I have wifi hooked up to my modem, and for some reason that works. Thanks in advance, IronIngot
  4. I have a 2008(?) Sony VAIO, Model #PCG-5K2L laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct. It takes forever to start up, and now all the functions (opening new programs, new windows, etc.) are very slow. Today in the middle of work I got the blue screen of death and had to hold down the power key for a long time before it would reboot, very slowly. Has the time come to replace it or is there something I can do? I really like it otherwise. Thank you for your help!
  5. If you are annoyed with the message that you updates will be installed when after you click "Shutdown", this is for you. The simple way to do it is 1.Press Alt+F4 2. Change the pull-down menu from Install Updates and shutdown to shutdown only 3. Click OK Now Windows will shutdown without waiting for the updates to install. things to remember: The steps are not permanent, you need to do it every time updates for Windows are downloaded
×
×
  • Create New...