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Hi All...

Hoping that someone can help with this problem that started for me yesterday..!!

All AM time I was logged in and surfing the internet going to all the usual pages Etc..

Lunch time comes, so I decide to go downstairs and eat and so, while making lunch I decided that my laptop needeed a reboot as it had been on for the last few days with a refresh.!!

Anyway, when I came back upstairs I was no longer able to access the internet all.??

My Belkin N1 Wireless Modem Router was till showing that the computer was connected to the Modem router which was connected to the ADSL which in turn was connected to the Internet.!!!!

I even tried/enabled both Wired and Wireless and both showed as connected on the router.!!

When I went to "Network & Sharing Center" I was seeing the following:

Computer (JOLLY-PC) ========Identifying ===X=== Internet

"view your Active Networks"

IDENTIFYING Access Type: No INternet Access
Connections: Local Area Connection

Laptop Details:

Computer JOLLY-PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600

[Summary]-------------------------------

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x86-based PC (Mobile)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Motherboard:
CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 2666 MHz (10 x 267)
Motherboard Name Toshiba Satellite Pro P300
Motherboard Chipset Intel Cantiga PM45
System Memory 3066 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (11/07/08)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (512 MB)
Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (512 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (M86)
Monitor Samsung LTN170X2-L02 [17" LCD]

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter ATI Radeon HDMI @ ATI RV635 - High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Adapter Conexant Cx20561 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-3]

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
Storage Controller O2Micro Integrated MS/MSPRO/xD Controller
Disk Drive SAMSUNG HD500LJ USB Device (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive TOSHIBA MK3252GSX ATA Device (320 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive TOSHIBA MK3252GSX ATA Device (320 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive Verbatim STORE N GO USB Device (7 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WD 10EAVS External USB Device (931 GB, USB)
Disk Drive EPSON Stylus Storage USB Device
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTD08A ATA Device
Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223Q USB Device (DVD+R9:16x, DVD-R9:12x, DVD+RW:22x/8x, DVD-RW:22x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Network:
Primary IP Address 169.254.162.75
Primary MAC Address 00-23-8B-3C-6A-3A
Network Adapter Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Network Adapter Marvell Yukon 88E8072 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (169.254.162.75)
Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2
Modem HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
Modem PC Connectivity Bluetooth Modem
Modem Standard 33600 bps Modem
Modem Standard 33600 bps Modem #2

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor TOSHIBA
DMI BIOS Version V2.40
DMI System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
DMI System Product Satellite Pro P300
DMI System Version PSPCDA-00L00D

DMI Motherboard Manufacturer TOSHIBA
DMI Motherboard Product Satellite Pro P300
DMI Motherboard Version Not Applicable
DMI Motherboard Serial Number Y8084996W
DMI Chassis Manufacturer TOSHIBA
DMI Chassis Version N/A
DMI Chassis Serial Number None
DMI Chassis Asset Tag No Asset Tag
DMI Chassis Type Notebook

I even ran

NETSH INT IP RESET resetlog.txt to try to reset the TCP/IP parameters to no avail

Two error msg I am getting are:

THIS COMPUTER CAN'T CONNECT TO A HOMEGROUP

&

WINDOWS COULD NOT SET THE NETWORK LOCATION

Please help me try to figure out what has happened.??

To me it looks like the HOMEGROUP has disappeared and/or may be set to PUBLIC but I don't know how or what I should do to get it to be HOME.???

I am running Bitdefender Total Security as my Firewall/Anti-Virus software and even disabling that does not resolve the issue. I have also made sure that the Local Area Connection is in a "SAFE" zone under BitDefender.!!

I look forward to each and every comment/suggestion that you can come up with.!!

Regards

Julius




Hello, my name is Nick White and I am new to these forums. If you can help me, this would be greatly appreciated. I have a Toshiba Satellite computer with a Notebook model and a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system. This laptop computer has an Intel Core i3 processor. My problem is that my Skull Candy headphones will let me hear everything except the files in my Windows Media Player. When I try to play those files, the files will play through my speakers even when the headphones are plugged into the headphone jack. When I unplug the headphones, everything works fine. Any suggestions as to how this can be fixed? This is weird and it is freaking me out!




Hey all,

I have been using Windows 7 beta since it came out, it has been great absolutely no problems until i got a new work laptop that came with Windows 7 Home Premium.

I poped in a DVD with content that i need on the laptop, it is 93% full. I started the copy, just regular windows transfer and it started great for about 20 seconds, then after that the transfer speed drops from well over 1mb/s to 100kb/s.. i have never in my life had a dvd take 10 hours to copy!

I cant figure out why the transfer drops to such a low rate.. the dvd drive works good. All drivers are installed eve rything is good to go yet a slow transfer.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L455 2GB memory, Celeron 900 @ 2.2ghz.
The DVD drive is a MATSHITA DVD_RAM UJ890AS - Google has nothing yet.
Burns DVD's great, no issues.

Any help on this will be appreciated.




Audio driver: Conexant SmartAudio HD.
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite L655-s5155.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The problem is this: After few seconds of recording a consistent and uninterrupted signal, the volume suddenly drops to where you can barely hear it. Sometimes there would be a click in the signal either near the beginning of the recording or right before the volume decreases drastically. But if the signal is frequently interrupted or really dynamic in volume, there's no problems. So, I'm able to record but if the sound signal itself doesn't fluctuate enough in volume, then the audio driver will make it really quiet.

I've tried reinstalling the driver, rolling back the driver, recorded with both line-in and the webcam microphone, disabling and then enabling the driver, disabling and enabling audio enhancements, tried different recording programs, and yet nothing's changed.

Should I install a different yet compatible sound driver or is this a hardware issue?




hi i have a toshiba sattelite l300d laptop or a l300d-13s it changes from website to website , i have an ati radeon 3100hd series and an amd turion x2 . i have recently installed windows 7 professional by downloading it as it is the x64 student version . when unpacking the box i was getting an error right at the end buy found others were too , i converted the file to an iso mounted to a disk and thought no more of it . for a few days it was fine no worrys , now on startup i get error codes that normally read STOP: c000021a fatal system error something something unexpectidly with a status of 0x00000000(0xc0000001 0x00100588) i can often get my laptop to start up by continusaly trying "disable driver signature enforcement" or "debugging mode " but this will take sometimes 20 bootups . i have contacted microsoft but they were no help at all and didnt seem to understand the fact that it doesnt restart . i have run startup repair and it seems to think the root cause is a corrupt boot file it give this reading "bug check c000021a parametres = 0xfffff8a00011e500,0xc0000189,0x0,0x0 boot file is corrupt
repair attempted = file repair
failed error = 0x2
i have had the problem for ages and do not wish to reinstall the operating system if there is another way , i have ordered a windows 7 backup disc for an extra Ă‚Â£9 which has arrived in case that is of any relavence , any ideas?




Hello Everyone I am new to this site so if I posted this in the wrong place or this is a repeat then I do apologize.

I was asked by a friend to try and fix her laptop. I don't know any of the history that lead to this problem, So trying to fix this has become a bit difficult.

When trying to boot it loads in the BIOS screen what seems like a little too long, and then it will start to load Windows7/Vista (I don't even know what OIS is running, that's how much I don't know about this laptop)(It was just dropped off at my house with a note) and I get the Windows Startup repair screen. After running the startup repair it says that the problem cannot be fixed automatically and in Signature7 of the repair it says CorruptRegistry. I have tried a backup point and there weren't any ever created. I try to run system restore or the Toshiba recovery and nothing happens.

Any help with determining the problem or a solution would be grateful. I am aware that I may have to restore the laptop but I'm not even sure if the person has the disc anymore.

System: Toshiba L455

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200966
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 10
Problem Signature 07: CourruptRegistry
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033




So i'm a pretty hardcore gamer , and i've had this laptop for a year now. I play alot of MMOs so i press the W alot , well lately ive been experiencing issues with it whereas it'll work intermittently . Somtimes it does nothing even after a few presses and other when it DOES work it duplicates Ws . So i popped off the W key , and found some lent inside the key and i also reinstalled the keyboard driver to no avail. I pressed the exposed key button without the W on it and its still responding ONLY partially . Problem still persists , any solutions? Any help is appreciated.

Window 7 x 64 Home Premium Toshiba Satellite C655-S5540




HI,

im having some problems installing windows 7. i had vista home premium but it started going very slow so i decided to install win 7 ultimate as i use it at work and its alot nicer tbh. I reformatted my partition and started the install tis gets to 10% usally can get up to 16% and then it gives an error file missing or currupt, when i restart the computer i get the "BOOT MNGR" is missing error i thought maybe a hardware issue as it was under warranty Toshiba had a look hardware is 100% fine no errors found. so now im stuck with this error and no way round it. i have read lots of similar problems but none come up with any decent ways to fix it, most have managed to install it and then get the boot error but mine has not even installed so i cant repair the OS ect.

I have also tried putting Vista back on but it just doesnt load up just a black screen, i tried XP but i think the laptop is to powerfull as it just bluescreens everytime i even tried removing some ram as xp only run upto so much but to no avail. atm im trying with a new partition + the 100mb system one but has frozen again help me please/.......




I have Windows 7 on a partition on my HDD, and I cannot connect to the internet. I traced the problem back to lack of my Realtek wireless card driver. But when I go to Device Manager, it only displays my ethernet controller. It doesn't say Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11 b/g Mbps USB Network Adapter like it does when I look at it with my Vista. I have tried running drivers, but they say they cannot work with that OS, and I tried compatibility mode with them and they installed, but after restarting, it was still not shown and no internet connection could be made?

What could be the problem? Or do I just have to wait for an update?

I have a Toshiba Satallite A205, laptop




Please Help

Computer: Toshiba Satellite M35X-S349
OS: Windows 7

Problem No.1 - Where did my wireless networks go?
After installing Windows 7 I used an ethernet cable from my router to my computer and installed all of the updates. Once the updates were installed I was able to see the available wireless networks to join. Hooray I thought she is up an running with a wireless connection just as before with OS XP.

After trying to connect to my wireless network, within minutes the computer ran a troubleshooting diagnostic and said it fixed the problem. The fix was that I was no longer able to view or access the wireless networks. Poof - they just disappeared. So now I have to sit very close to the router and keep the ethernet cable plugged in to access the internet, which means now other computers can not access the network because I have the cable connected to my computer.

Problem No.2 - This occuured after fiddling around trying to fix Problem No.1
Although I am currently able to access the internet through an ethernet cable only - I have big red x reading "not connected - no connections available"

Please find a few screen shots below and ipconfig details below

Please help, as I am clueless and exhausted

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:UsersToshiba>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
PPP adapter Broadband Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.139.36.87
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::90d1:62e6:9efa:8f0e%11
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.143.14
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
Tunnel adapter isatap.{B5BF895F-2DAB-4E18-B7AB-BDC9ADD48D05}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Tunnel adapter isatap.{A0B65514-603F-4B47-BA11-BB55B421FE75}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:478b:2457::478b:2457
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::1
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Join Date Jan 2009 Posts 847 Originally Posted by lovemarie Please Help

Computer: Toshiba Satellite M35X-S349
OS: Windows 7

Problem No.1 - Where did my wireless networks go?
After installing Windows 7 I used an ethernet cable from my router to my computer and installed all of the updates. Once the updates were installed I was able to see the available wireless networks to join. Hooray I thought she is up an running with a wireless connection just as before with OS XP.

After trying to connect to my wireless network, within minutes the computer ran a troubleshooting diagnostic and said it fixed the problem. The fix was that I was no longer able to view or access the wireless networks. Poof - they just disappeared. So now I have to sit very close to the router and keep the ethernet cable plugged in to access the internet, which means now other computers can not access the network because I have the cable connected to my computer.

Problem No.2 - This occuured after fiddling around trying to fix Problem No.1
Although I am currently able to access the internet through an ethernet cable only - I have big red x reading "not connected - no connections available"

Please find a few screen shots below and ipconfig details below

Please help, as I am clueless and exhausted

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:UsersToshiba>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
PPP adapter Broadband Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.139.36.87
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::90d1:62e6:9efa:8f0e%11
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.143.14
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
Tunnel adapter isatap.{B5BF895F-2DAB-4E18-B7AB-BDC9ADD48D05}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Tunnel adapter isatap.{A0B65514-603F-4B47-BA11-BB55B421FE75}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:478b:2457::478b:2457
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::1
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : the ipv4 address starting 169. is an APIPA address assigned by net bios when your network card cannot see the default gateway and you then cannot be assigned an ip as your DHCP server is your router ...........

my first suspect would be drivers on your laptop, have you been to the toshiba site and downloaded all of your drivers especially BIOS chipset and network card drivers ?

driver age is very old ??

have you run the windows 7 upgrade advisor to check your hardware compatibility ?




In case this helps others:

I did a clean install (not upgrade) of Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (32 bit) on a D810 laptop about a month ago. This laptop has been put through the paces by a mobile professional. It is the user's only computer. No problems have surfaced yet.

Basic Win7 installation is seamless and relatively quick. The laptop was somewhat functional after the basic Win7 install, but some of the D810 devices did not have drivers installed; other devices needed driver updates. Here is a list of device drivers which required installation or updating, and the order in which the work was performed:
File: D810_A05.exe Source: support.dell.com Description: One-time update of laptop BIOS, before Win7 install.
File: R104771.EXE Source: support.dell.com Description: ATI Mobility Radeon X600 Display Adapter. Note: After installing the driver and rebooting, the adapter was set to 1680 x 1050 resolution and 32 bit true color for the 15.4 inch WSXGA+ screen.
File: R155386.EXE Source: support.dell.com site Description: Intel Pro Wireless 2915ABG Wireless LAN Controller.
File: R165177.EXE Source: support.dell.com site Description: TI PCI 6515 (i.e. SmartCard controller).
File: R99254.EXE Source: support.dell.com site Description: Sigmatel 9751 Audio Controller Driver.
File: tpdrv-20081027104556.zip Source: http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...1027104556.zip Description: Touchpad driver. Note: The latest available Alps and Synaptics touchpad drivers did not work. This Toshiba driver offers 100% touchpad functionality, but does not expose specific controls/settings for the integrated pointing device. The integrated pointing device and its buttons do work OK; they are just not configurable.
File: IPx86_1033_7.00.260.0.exe Source: microsoft.com Description: Microsoft IntelliPoint 7.0 Mouse Software for Presenter 8000 Wireless Mouse. Note: The point here is to install the touchpad driver and configure the touchpad before a wireless mouse.
Install printer driver(s) next.
File: mssefullinstall-x86fre-en-us-vista-win7.exe Source: microsoft.com Description: Free virus scanner with real time protection.D810 customers were provided with a few choices for display screen, video display adapters, wired and WIFI network controllers, and Bluetooth controllers. The devices listed above may not be the devices installed in your D810.

In general, the latest 32 bit device drivers available for download were used. If a Win7 driver was not available, a Vista compatible driver was sought after. These drivers, Microsoft Security Essentials, and other useful tools/utilities were burned onto a DVD prior to the Win7 install. This approach permits the workstation to be setup, configured, and secured without the need for network connectivity or access to the internet.

Although not always required, the computer was rebooted after each driver install or update. No apps were installed until all the device driver work was completed. Each device was configured/tested upon reboot after the driver was installed. After all drivers were installed, configured, and tested, Security Essentials was installed and configured, then Windows Updates were applied, then applications were installed.

The operating system, drivers, and MS updates required about 10.75 gigs of hard disk space for the Ultimate version (no apps). Some unnecessary operating system "features" were installed (e.g. games). No attempt was made to optimize or minimize space.

Some random comments/observations:
Prior to the Win7 install, this particular D810 sample was running WinXP SP3 and had already had been upgraded to 2 gigs of physical RAM. 2 gigs is the maximum supported by the D810. The laptop is 4 1/2 years old; the laptop's user is the original owner. Up until the week before the conversion to Win7, the XP configuration was stable and very reliable.
The user's impressions:
While navigating the user interface to work with files, open apps, perform administrative tasks, Win7 performance is slightly slower than WinXP SP3. The user describes the difference as "barely noticeable". Some applications definitely run much faster on Win7 (e.g. image post processing, using office apps with massive documents, code compiles).The user does not like the many aspects of the Win7 user interface (e.g. forced changes to Start Menu, Taskbar, Windows Explorer, the layered access to workstation configuration/management/administration tools). After a month of 12 hour days, using the Start Menu and accessing workstation configuration/management functionality is still a struggle.
To protect against viruses and malware, the organization that owns this laptop has used a handful of third party security-related products on their workstations. Over the last few years, these products have suffered from functionality bloat and incompatibility problems, creating a number of difficult to troubleshoot problems which are never resolved by the third party vendors. As the organization migrates to Win7, it is abandoning all of the third party products, in favor of Microsoft's free Security Essentials tool.
The organization uses a variety of Adobe products, mostly for image processing and desktop publishing. Some of these are older versions and would not install or run on Win7. The organization has cost/support/standardization constraints which sometimes prevent them from deploying the very latest versions of the products, even if they are entitled to use them via enterprise licensing agreements. As a result of the Win7 migration experience, they are reducing the number of different Adobe SKU's they deploy. Restoring lost Adobe application functionality can make migration to Win7 expensive.
While the Aero Themes are available on this D810 sample, some of the advanced functionality (e.g. transparency) are not. However, the overall video graphics and display experience is somewhat better in Win7 than WinXP SP3.
After confirming Win7 would run on the D810 platform, the original 60 gig 7200 RPM Hitachi TravelStar 2.5 inch ATA-100 hard drive was replaced with a 160 gig 5400 RPM Samsung PATA hard drive (HM160HC) for about $80 shipped. For the user of this laptop, the slower spindle speed of the Samsung is noticeable but not objectionable.
Native operating support for backup and for the CD/DVD writer is also a big plus; no more third party apps.
This D810 sample supports version 1.1 of the Trusted Platform Module. Win7 BitLocker requires version 1.2 TPM, so (arguably) the best drive encryption features are not available on the D810. NTFS file/folder level encryption is available.Mods: Newbie on board; if there is a better location for this thread, please move it.




I have a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5908 laptop with a Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - Prerelease WDDM 1.1) graphics card. When trying to adjust display brightness, nothing happens. Anyone else experiencing the same problem?





Ok at the top i posted what I am talking about. Anyways my computer is only about 8-9 months old. When I first got my computer I had Win 7 pre-installed and everything was working fine. But after about 4 months I wiped Windows and installed Ubuntu Linux (I'm a big linux fan). Eventually I re-installed windows 7 (due to some hardware frustrations with linux) and performed a Update to be sure I had all the up to date drivers and what not. ( I still reguarly update my system) Now onto the problem... If I step away from my computer for a while it will cause the monitors to show up like the pic to the right. I have dual monitors and it show the similar pattern on both monitors. It's not anything big because if I want to get it back to normal all I have to do is minimize a window and then maximize it again. But of course you can understand how annoying this is, not to mention the last computer error I ignored, I ended up with the BSoD. I just want to go ahead and get this problem wiped out.

Btw the left pic is what it looks like if I do a screenshot of the monitor.

My Computer is a Toshiba L645-S4102
Toshiba Satellite® L645-S4102 14.0" widescreen Laptop (Silver) | Laptops | Computers | us.toshiba.com

It has Intel HD Graphics (like most budget computers)




I have a Toshiba F40 Qosmio laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 last week. The install went smoothly and I encountered no problems.

However, last night I accidentally set my computer to go to hibernation instead of shut down normally. It did so. I came back from getting some water and I restarted the computer, thinking it would resume quickly and without any issues.

Boy, was I wrong.

The computer has not restarted since. It merely shows the Qosmio start-up screen, then turns to a blank screen with a blinking line on the upper left-hand corner. It then remains that way until I shut it off.

I have perused multiple topics about this topic and have yet to find any workable solution.

-I cannot hard restart the computer. Merely touching the power button shuts the computer off and restarts the cycle.
-I cannot access my laptop's BIOS. Any attempt to do so results in the a furious beeping from the laptop before it resumes "loading" at the Qosmio start-up screen.
-My manufacturer recovery CD does not work. I have tried several times. Inserting the CD merely starts the cycle.
-Due to all of the above, I cannot update my drivers.

I do not want to have to purchase another computer or take this thing apart at great expense. I simply cannot afford that right now. If there's anything that can be done to aid me, I would greatly appreciate it.




Solved: see comments

My computer info:

Toshiba protege m750 S7212

Windows 7 Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHZ 2.40 GHz
Ram: 4.00 GB (2.87 usable)
32-bit

I can not get my Windows Media Center to connect to my xbox as an extender. I decided to attempt to use another computer to connect and as soon as WMC opened up it ask if I wanted to connect my xbox 360 as extender, which worked. That computer was a new Dell laptop. I haven't been able to set my Xbox 360 up as an extender to my Toshiba, with both the new sleek black one with the built in wifi, or the older 360 I had. This tells me 1: It is not my Xbox. 2: It is probably not my router settings. 3. Its a computer specific problem. When I search for my xbox as an extender on the Toshiba it Can't get past "configuring device". But I can see the xbox from Toshiba under the network window in explorer as a media device. My WMC runs fine. I haven't actually tried to use for anything other than adding my xbox as an extender but it does not crash. My xbox is not now or previously set up with another device before my Dell computer attempt.

Things I've tried:
Every setting possible for two different routers I've owned that both boast media center compatibility (which is true for the Dell). All the port forwarding and opening and even putting my xbox into the DMZ. DO NOT TELL ME TO GO TO A SITE ABOUT ROUTER SETTINGS.

Uninstalling WMC by turning it off and on as a windows feature via the programs and features menu.
Turning my firewall completely off to update and connect to Xbox
Direct connecting both computer and xbox to router.
Updating all my drivers.
"Download now" option under WMC general settings to try and the most recent update.

command prompt: sfc /scannow. Everything came back verified.
Create another user account with admin rights.

Both the Dell and my Toshiba are the most recent version of WMC: 6.1.7601.17541 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850). The only feature the Dell has that I don't is "Cyberlink Power DVD" which might be a Delly only feature. Both computers have the same setting on the router as well. My computer wasn't able to use the last cisco one to add the xbox and now we have a d-link DIR-685. With updated firmware. All my drivers are updated except for the PCI Simple Communications Controller which I tried an automatic and manual update through the intel set. And the AYGOK82A IDE Controller driver which didnt even show up after a web search.

Suggestions?




Hi,

I have new Sony CW laptop running Windows 7 (64-bit) with an Nvidia GeForce GT 230m graphics card.

The tiny problem I have is that I can't adjust the video settings (colour/contrast/brightness etc.) in Windows Media Player 12 as I am used to being able to do in previous versions. I use this function all the time and it is not enough for me to simply change the global settings as I know it should be possible within Windows Media Player.

I updated the Nvidia driver and downloaded the K-Lite codec pack (too complicated - didn't know which codecs to adjust) with no result. The Nvidia control panel settings are all set to 'use the video player's adjustment controls' and I have had no luck adjusting any of the options.

I have read online about video overlay, but I cannot find any options for this in the Nvidia control panel, and I don't even know if that is the problem. I also looked at the Display options in the Control Panel but nothing worked.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

**Additional Information**

I discovered that the Brightness/Contrast controls do work in Quicktime and KMPlayer, but I've still had no luck achieving the same with Windows Media Player 12. I downloaded the Windows 7 Codec Pack to no effect. Here is a list of the codecs installed according to the technical info on Windows Media Player:

Microsoft RLE
Microsoft Video 1
Microsoft YUV
Intel IYUV codec IYUV
Toshiba YUV Codec
Cinepak Codec by Radius
Xvid MPEG-4 Codec
DivX 6.8.5 Codec (2 Logical CPUs)
DivX 6.8.5 YV12 Decoder
ffdshow Video Codec
VP60® Simple Profile
VP61® Advanced Profile
VP62® Heightened Sharpness Profile
Mpeg4s Decoder
WMV Screen decoder
WMVideo Decoder
Mpeg43 Decoder
Mpeg4 Decoder




I am trying to upgrade my son's laptop from Vista to Windows 7. My son's computer is a Toshiba Qosmio and I ran the Toshiba Upgrade Tool with no problems. The problem I have now is that the virtual memory service is not starting so when I start the install of windows 7, I get the error "windows could not retrieve information about disks on this computer". I tried to manually start the service and get the error "service failed to start". If I put it on automatic, it just stays on "starting". Obviously...this is not allowing windows 7 to see my disks. Disk management does not show my disks due to virtual memory service not being able to start. The computer is ready for the upgrade....just can't get passed this problem. I don't want to use the recovery disks if I can help it.




I've got exactly the same problem as Robert except that this is not a
peripheral that used to work before SP2, but the symptoms are identicle:

- External Firewire peripheral not recognised by WinXP-SP2.
- External Enclosure MAP Z51 containing Plextor 712A DVD Burner.
- Checked Control Panel-Admin Tools-Computer Mngmnt-Storage/Disk Mngmnt
but only my existing DVD/CD ROM device found (built into Laptop).
- Texas 1394 Host Controller Driver re-installs no problem,enabled and no
conflicts.
- Firewire Cable tested, External Enclosure has 2 Firewire ports, have
successfully connected my JVC DVCam through the External Enclosure, WinXP
recognises JVC no problem, weird, the FireWire interface on the External
Enclosure is working fine, repeating the JVC packets, but WinXP doesn't see
the device that's doing the repeating!

So that's my hard-luck story, from the many hundreds of posts I've read all
over the net, this IS a problem.

The only solution I can offer is reverting back to SP1 1394 driver files,
but I can't seem to copy them into my system32/drivers directory, they refuse
to copy, protected in someway. How can I delete the SP2 1394 drivers from my
harddrive so they don't keep magically coming back again ( re-loaded from
DIVERS.CAB?)

"Edward W. Thompson" wrote:

I have now found that my laptop (Toshiba Satellite) will not recognize my
firewire HDD now I have upgraded to SP2 but my desktop does. The drive is
a 'combo' and both machines recognize the drive when connected to the USB2
port. Haven't had time to do the usual fixes ( delete controllers etc) and
will repost if I manage to fix it.

"Gary" wrote in message
...
I am having the exact same problem

Any idea when this is going to be fixed or how to
overcome it?

Gary
-----Original Message-----
I have tried to remove the controller and reboot however
this doesn't correct the issue I am having. The
controller reinstalls with no problem but the firewire
device still isn't recognized by my system.
-----Original Message-----
It isn't an WINXP SP2 problem, as you probably know, as
mine works without
problem after the upgrade.

Usually going to Device Manager and deleting the 1394
Controller followed by
a reboot will solve the problem.

"Robert Tusing"
wrote in message
.. .
Since I installed the SP2 my External enclosure isn't
recognized on my system. It isn't the device because
the
USB port works and the firewire port works on non SP2
machines. The device did work with the SP2RC2 but not
since the upgrade, any ideas on how to fix this?

.

.




Hi all, had a 60Gig HDD in the wife's toshiba A10 laptop die, which was replaced under warranty. Have subsequently reloaded XP Pro installed XP SP2+ the new updates. Installed Office Pro 2003 and SP1, the AV app AVG 7, spybot, and a few other app's. I'm not sure what version of Office Pro was on the laptop previously XP or 2003.

Whenever i do an install, i move the Outlook pst file (and any other app) into a folder within "my documents". I then install Karen's replicator www.karenware.com/ and make it do a backup of the my documents folder, to whatever means the computer has for backups. IE to CDRW,DVDRW or another physical HDD, whenever it suits the operator. I have found over the years this saves a LOT of grief. but i digress.

I have copied the old files from my desktop computer back to the laptop (her backup files) created the OL profile upon initial start of the app. deleted the new pst file, directed OL to open what i thought was the old PST file, it was an older version. closed and moved that on to another folder, opened another, found the one I wanted. closed OL copied this one to another folder renamed it and moved it back to the Outlook folder. open OL again this created duplicate personal folders. @#$!%, i then deleted to profile onece again moved the newly created pst file into "my documents/outlook", renamed it "carol's outlook 05-01-29.pst" no problems so far. Figuring on a different approach I went to import the old PST file into the new one. the old PST file was 256Mg in size. Let the import wizard within oultook do it's thing, nothing??? Tried opening it as a second personal file, nothing... looked at it within W/explorer and the other files and actually saw the old PST file size change from 256Mg to 265Kb, what the.... Deleted this version, copied another of that file across the network, renamed it and had another go, same thing. Ran "scanpst.exe" over the file to no avail. have tried a repair of Office with the office disk.......

anyone want to suggest what's happening and how i could have a go at repairing it, as i am stumped. The wife, well lets just say she isn't the understanding type:-(




The network comprises two notebook computers, a Toshiba (Win 98 SE) and an IBM ThinkPad Win XP Pro) using 10BaseT interconnecting through a hub.

Booting Toshiba and when up and running cold booting the IBM the network works perfectly.

However, if the IBM is Hibernated, disconnected then reconnected and restarted from Hiberation the IBM does not recognise it is connected to the network.

The only way I have found to make the IBM see, or be seen, is to Power Down and do a Cold Boot - a real pain in the butt.

It was my naive understanding the Win XP Pro on a notebook/laptop could be disconnected from a network and reconnect itself automatically when the network connection was restored.

Any bright ideas on how to make the IBM automatically reconnect to the network?

Hope there is someone out there with the bright ideas that can resolve this problem. TIA


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