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Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes [From:Mac]

Q: Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes [From:Mac]

I have a macbook pro and run Bootcamp with Windows XP. The computer is from 2008. When the computer is plugged in the wifi works fine. If I unplug my computer the wifi drops within minutes. If I try to repair the connection or disconnect the computer gives me the BSOD. Any thoughts?
Also, the computer very rarely goes into hibernation - which is a problem. And if it does go into hibernation, it often gives me the BSOD again.
The computer is perfectly fine when I am working on the Apple OS.

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A: Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes [From:Mac]

Being a Windows issue, I'll move this to the Windows forum, we don't know Windows. The Mac forum is for Apple PCs running Apple's OS.
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I have a macbook pro and run Bootcamp with Windows XP. The computer is from 2008. When the computer is plugged in the wifi works fine. If I unplug my computer the wifi drops within minutes. If I try to repair the connection or disconnect the computer gives me the BSOD. Any thoughts?
Also, the computer very rarely goes into hibernation - which is a problem. And if it does go into hibernation, it often gives me the BSOD again.
The computer is perfectly fine when I am working on the Apple OS.


A:Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes

A normal XP install on a laptop would probably require a driver update for your wireless, but since you are on a Mac, You might get a better answer if you post this in the Mac forum section.
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A:Help - WiFi cuts out every few minutes

Originally Posted by detrunorm

Hello. I recently bought a new desktop PC. I've had it a few weeks and for some reason I've recently been having trouble with the wireless.
I can verify that the problem is with the computer, as my old laptop, my phone, and other devices all seem to be doing fine and don't experience the same problem.
As the title says, every few minutes, the WiFi stops. It doesn't go completely, it simply changes to the picture with the asterisk (*) in the bottom right. This happens for only a couple of seconds before it goes back to normal. Then, it will happen again after a few minutes. This is completely infuriating when trying to watch videos online.

Sometimes when I use the troubleshooter it finds a problem with the WiFi adapter and resets it, and then says the issue is fixed.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

These types of intermittent wireless connection problems can be very difficult to track down as there are many possible causes.

Have you tried using a wired connection to get all the latest updates from the Windows Update Center?

They often have newer drivers there for your system that may help with this problem. It may also help to visit the HP support site to see if there are any driver updates for your new system.

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Quote: Originally Posted by NickFizzer

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Here's some basic stuff to begin with, follow these instructions then we'll look at more specific tests:(These instructions apply to Windows ME and XP, other versions may not have the functions described)Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
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Safe Mode
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What make/model PC?

Has the fan and vents been cleaned lately?

Install HWMonitor and post a screenshot of the program at idle and while streaming.

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replace your PSU with a quality one.
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Hi cruzer250,
If you only used your laptop when its plugged in, It will damage your laptop battery. The battery if not discharged after changing  over a long period of time will cause the cells in the battery to die. 
Many battery manufactures recommend changing to 80% battery life and to recharge around 10%  battery life.
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More Info: I've played around some more, it has the same behavior when booted from a Ubuntu Live CD, but NOT when you boot from the Dell Utility CD, which asks you to unplug the adapter as part as the tests. It also did not find any errors, even when running the test seven times.
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You say it's not brightness, but have you tried using the brightness keys to see if it makes any difference?
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Welcome to TechSpot

Can you explain some more what you have there?

Modem (cable, dsl or dialup) which one?
Router (wired or wireless)
Main PC running Windows 2000 Pro or ME?
Laptop running what OS?
Is the Laptop wireless or wired?

Did you create a home workgroup network?
Did you give it a name like (malc23)

Are all the PCs setup correctly to obtain the IP?
Which brand of Router did you get?

On the Main PC do this...
Click on start
Click on run
type: cmd (if you're running Windows 2000 Pro)
type: cd\windows
type: ipconfig /all >mainpc.txt
type: route print >mainpc2.txt
press enter
type: exit


click on start
click on run
type: c:\windows\mainpc.txt
click okay
click on start
click on run
type: c:\windows\mainpc2.txt

Now repeat the above for the laptop but make sure you change first mainpc.txt to lappc.txt and call the second one mainpc2.txt to lappc2.txt.

Compare what you get to see what's going on in your workgroup network setup.
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Try and get a psu off a friend who might have a extra one. Go from there. This way you might be able to narrow it down. It really hard to say what happen .
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Hello and Welcome to TSF

You can try a repair install. It may solve your problems if the hard drive is not on its way out.
You may want to check the integrity of the drive before proceeding. Run the hard drives manufactures Diagnostic Utility.

If the drive comes back with now errors proceed with the Repair
Follow these instructions.

Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. Then insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

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What is your Dell model and how old is it?
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Are your MSWindows, Audio&Video drivers all up to date?
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Hey guys Ok here s the problem I ve boots Computer the hours. after (most out cuts then of 1-3 time) and been using said computer for about years Never really had a problem A few weeks ago I got a new XPS to replace it Computer boots (most of the time) and then cuts out after 1-3 hours. So the old computer was left around for about a week before i moved it to another room and set it up It booted the same as always and was running for Computer boots (most of the time) and then cuts out after 1-3 hours. hours when it turn off No quot windows is shutting down quot just a click and then nothing Since then most of the time it boots okay Sometimes it gets stuck on startup and i need to switch it off at the back but when its on for an hour or two it turns off again I checked the connections and noticed the the monitor port was moving a bit I opened up the case and it had come unstuck from the screw but was still plugged in fully Any clues By the way this happens when i boot in Computer boots (most of the time) and then cuts out after 1-3 hours. XP and Vista Computer is a Medion from ALDI I m so ashamed Radeon Intel pentium gb RAM OS XP Vista Ultimate Sorry i dont know the rest of the spec because i m not on that computer at the moment If you need more info i ll boot it up and check Any help at all would be greatly appreciated Thanks Ger nbsp

A:Computer boots (most of the time) and then cuts out after 1-3 hours.

well, i had this problem with an older machine about 2 years ago now, and it was a PSU.
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I just bought a new computer running Windows 7. Whenever I stream live internet audio the connection sporadically drops off. The strange thing is I streamed the same audio signal on two other computers running Vista and XP and I could hear the audio on both continuously while the Windows 7 computer dropped the audio. All three computers are on the same network but only the windows seven computer cuts out. Sometimes I will lose audio stream for a few seconds or several minutes before streaming again. Can anyone help?

A:Streaming audio cuts out on Windows 7 computer

Welcome to the form with you first post. Can you shed some light on to your new system? What specs do you have. More about your router? Cable or DSL modem. Have you changed any settings in the new system? Is this a laptop, netbook or desktop?
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Hello I am running windows professional with the free version of AVG fully updated and ive had this virus for about a week and to Computer short changing cuts folders what happens is it changes all my folders on any usb plugged into my computer to shortcuts Originally I accidently opened a bad mail attatchment from kingdom of loathing and my compuyter Computer changing folders to short cuts kept comming up with critical system errors basically a scareware and it changed all my folders on my computer to shortcuts i couldnt access regedit or any applications and when I clicked on a shortcut folder a dos prompt would come up and dissapear So I formatted my computer and all my external HDD s and it fixed my computer anyway Now every time i plug in a usb stick or external hard drive it changes the folders I did some research and managed to get the folders back and found a suspicious folder on every usb stick called RECYCLER inside it is an exe called c exe and a desktop inf I have tried AVG anti virus Malwarebytes spyware search and destroy and none could detect it I also used autorun inf eater which found a bad autorun inf on all the external drives which It deleted However when it deleted it and i took out the HDD then plugged it back in the RECYCLER folder and the autorun inf come back I should also not a file which I beleive is an exe with a recycle bin icon appears occasionally I took one of my usbs to uni to do some work and when my freind plugged in their external HDD with my infected USB the virus went onto his external HDD So what we did was take the now infected HDD put it on a new computer took all his files off of it then unplugged the newly infected drive and put in a new drive and put all the files on that Which worked he has used it for a day with no issue I read a tutorial to find some bad registry entries which may be the problem but could never find exactally what they asked for on another forum From memory it was in the HKEY software folder in windows then explorer and they had me look for a hide or super hide entry which wassnt there For the last day I ended up formatting all my usbs and externals and my computer again Which I thought worked because the RECYCLER folder or the autorun inf never came back no matter how many times I unplugged the drive and plugged it back in Great I thought then I decided to try another laptop with vista and outdated mcaffe antivirus Soon as I plugged in the external its back However when I plugged it back in my computer and deleted the autorun inf and RECYCLER folder and repaired the folders formatted the external HDD then took it out and plugged it back in its fine on my computer One way I know this is when I suspected I had the virus it wouldnt let me eject the HDD saying it was used by another process That has stopped now If anyone can help that would be wonderful as im trying to fix my freinds external HDD I should also add after formatting all the drives and my computer again the autorun inf never comes back nor the RECYCLER exe it just changes the folders to shortcuts and makes the real folders hidden system folders I hope I have put enough information here and Im happy to provide more if need be

A:Computer changing folders to short cuts

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A:[SOLVED] Computer cuts power during gameplay


System shutdowns can usually be attributed to heat or power issues.

Boot into the BIOS and post the temp and voltage readings (+3.3V,+5V,+12V)

Install HWMonitor and post a screenshot of the program at idle and under load

If possible also post a screenshot of the OCCT window.

I would definitely not rule out the PSU as causing the problem as this is a low quality unit.
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