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Brand new laptop; faulty wifi process?

Q: Brand new laptop; faulty wifi process?

I got a new laptop recently (this past Sunday) and ever since I turned it on I've had horrible issues with WiFi. It's tothe point where I'm ready to return it to the store and just go without a computer. Keep in mind I'm not very tech savvy, so I might not know what you're talking about.

It's very slow and won't stay connected to the internet. 4/5 times it doesn't load the web page I'm trying to load and after about 5 minutes after powering on it disconnects from my Wi-Fi and refuses to reconnect. The troubleshooter says it's a router issue but resetting the router doesn't do anything at all and no other device in the house is having any issues. I haven't downloaded ANYTHING to it yet. In addition, when it /does/ connect to my Wi-Fi, trying to open any web page brings me to a "you are not connected to the internet" notice.



I have no idea what to do. I need a computer for work but I'm so sick of having problems with them.

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A: Brand new laptop; faulty wifi process?

Set up the laptop next to the router where the signal should be strongest. Are you sure that you are connecting to your own wi fi network and router? When you switch on the laptop it will search for in range networks and when you spot your own you are asked to give the password before you can use the internet for the first time. If that's not happening maybe its logging you on to a neighbouring unsecured network (no password set) where the signal is weak. If I click on the wireless icon bottom right in my taskbar it brings up a choice of available networks. My icon looks like a set of steps and so the icon shows how strong the signal is. Check that you are connecting to your own router and see how strong the signal is. You mention other devices that work OK but haven't given any details.

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A:HP Laptop Going WiFi: Brand new to this, btw

A network card would be under Network Adapters in Device Manager.

The adapter adapts the network card to the PCMIA interface. You may want to go USB instead if you have a port.

All major brands are good. No antenna is needed - it is built into the card.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-laptop-going-wifi-brand-new-to-this-btw.990772/
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A:Brand new laptop will not connect to wifi

From what I can tell at first look at the errors you are getting, it appears that it may be a security issue. The router you're trying to connect to has a WPA key associated with it. Make sure that when you try to connect, you are using the correct type of WPA and using TKIP as the encryption type. If you're not sure what type of WPA it is using, you can have them (assuming at least one of them is running vista as well) go to the network and sharing center, click on view status next to the network, then click on wireless properties, followed by the security tab and it will show it to you right there. Also make sure you are typing in the WPA key correctly.
 

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A:Brand new laptop (7-HP) wifi gets IP but no LAN/WAN access

Comcast does not supply Routers. They only supply Modems and there is NO WiFi in any Cable Modem. At least that is how it is on my Comcast connection and I supplied my own modem and router.

You need a Real Router with WiFi as what you are doing now is getting a Public IP address from the Modem when the system is Wired to the modem.

So run out and buy a router. While you are out shut the modem down, power it off. When you get back with your WiFi Router connect your PC to it, without connecting it to the modem, and go into the setup system and assign a different Logon password to the main section of the router and then the WiFi section and put in a SSID and password for the WiFi. Once all that is done then connect the router to the modem and power the modem up. The WAN/Internet port of the router will get the Comcast assign Public IP and your PC will get a Private IP address from the routers DHCP server. Whether it is connected by wire or WiFi.

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I have tried unplugging and replugging in the router. It works for a while then goes to limited again. I looked this problem up through search engines and someone talked about a static IP address but I don't know our router login/password.
 
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After posting this I searched again and found a video that explained how to change the power management under configure under properties of the wifi connection that was showing limited connection (again). By unchecking the box that allows the computer to turn off the access point, the computer now leaves that function alone. But in order for it to work I needed to restart the computer (I know, an easy step that I totally forgot to do).
 
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A:Lenovo y50, Unstable wifi, Potential faulty hardwar Realtek RTL8723BE

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A:Brand new HP WiFi does not work

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A:Very weak wifi on brand new Pavilion 15 bj000nh

No wireless card will work well with only a single antenna, and a dual band (2.4 and 5 ghz) will not work at all on one antenna... An antenna lead can be added but it takes almost complete disassembly. I doubt the Service Center would do it. I wish there were something I could tell you. A usb wireless dongle is actually your best option. 15 bucks on amazon.com and you will have good reception at the cost of losing access to one usb port. 

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A:Impossibly Slow Wifi Speed, Brand New Computer.

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A:Wifi drops constantly on brand new HP Envy Notebook.

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A:My faulty Laptop

I share your doubts about the "resistors and capacitors".

With amost all components being surface mount, bery little on the motherboard is "serviceable" to that extent.

But if it is new, why are you paying for service? Revert to XP and if it still persists send it back under warranty. And don't use cracked software.

Defeating the activation is a breach of the forum rules, so expect the post to be closed at any stage.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-faulty-laptop.569882/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptops-faulty-keyboard.719003/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/re-image-laptop-with-faulty-screen.997410/
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Quote: Originally Posted by marvelman


Hi everyone,

I've had a search through the posts on the forum, and haven't really come up with anything to answer my question. I do apologise if I have missed it though!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-laptop-video-card.780794/
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Sorry thought I uploaded this but apparently not.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/starting-dell-laptop-when-battery-faulty.202880/
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A:Faulty laptop purchase - Legal rights comments?

You can check your rights to a replacement laptop or a refund from the Citizens Advice consumer help line found click here

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A:RE: Faulty Dell Laptop / Customer Service Feedback

Moderators: Please feel free move this post to a more appropriate section of the forum should you see fit.

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A:Slow laptop, Audio Faulty, multiple issues

==================== One Month Created files and folders ========

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.)

2015-08-28 21:23 - 2015-08-28 21:24 - 00025617 _____ C:\Users\admin\Desktop\FRST.txt
2015-08-28 21:22 - 2015-08-28 21:23 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST
2015-08-28 21:21 - 2015-08-28 21:21 - 02186752 _____ (Farbar) C:\Users\admin\Desktop\FRST64.exe
2015-08-28 18:52 - 2015-08-28 18:52 - 00001945 _____ C:\Windows\epplauncher.mif
2015-08-28 18:46 - 2015-08-28 18:46 - 00002123 _____ C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Security Essentials.lnk
2015-08-28 18:45 - 2015-08-28 18:46 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
2015-08-28 18:45 - 2015-08-28 18:45 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Security Client
2015-08-24 12:51 - 2015-08-24 12:51 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\com.playsaurus.heroclicker
2015-08-24 12:49 - 2015-08-24 12:49 - 00000222 _____ C:\Users\admin\Desktop\Clicker Heroes.url
2015-08-24 12:49 - 2015-08-24 12:49 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Steam
2015-08-24 12:45 - 2015-08-24 12:45 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Steam
2015-08-24 12:45 - 2015-08-24 12:45 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\CEF
2015-08-24 12:39 - 2015-08-24 15:39 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
2015-08-24 12:39 - 2015-08-24 12:39 - 00000973 _____ C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Steam.lnk
2015-08-24 12:39 - 2015-08-24 12:39 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Steam
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 02:20 - 25191936 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\mshtml.dll
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 02:14 - 02724864 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 01:33 - 02724864 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshtml.tlb
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 01:20 - 19871232 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshtml.dll
2015-08-12 03:05 - 2015-07-30 14:13 - 00124624 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\PresentationCFFRasterizerNative_v0300.dll
2015-08-12 03:05 - 2015-07-30 14:13 - 00103120 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PresentationCFFRasterizerNative_v0300.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-21 01:39 - 00389840 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iedkcs32.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-21 01:12 - 00342736 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\iedkcs32.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:54 - 00004096 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\ieetwcollectorres.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:37 - 00066560 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iesetup.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:36 - 00584192 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:36 - 00417792 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\html.iec
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:36 - 00048640 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\ieetwproxystub.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:35 - 02885632 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iertutil.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:35 - 00088064 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\MshtmlDac.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:27 - 00054784 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\jsproxy.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:26 - 05923328 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\jscript9.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:26 - 00034304 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iernonce.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:23 - 00615936 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\ieui.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:21 - 00816640 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\jscript.dll
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Dear Customer, In case if your laptop is under warranty, You may call  HP and will replace the Wireless card.Contact HPhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty However you may still use the External WIFI USB Adapters, I would like to share a document which helps how to choose the required Adapters.http://www.howtogeek.com/243330/how-to-choose-a-usb-wi-fi-adapter-for-your-laptop/ After trying you may search the model of the adapter online with Amazon for price details. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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A:Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop keyboard problem faulty or not?

Yes, I would say replace the keyboard too
 

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A:Dell laptop, onboard Wifi & USB Wifi nonfunctional

If wireless are enabled then perhaps check services.msc for WLAN AutoConfig (automatic - started). Your repair install should have taken care of this though so not very hopeful.

Edit: also try uninstalling McAfee

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A:Wifi issue specific to my laptop and home wifi

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A:No internet connection on Folio 13 laptop via Wifi but Wifi ...

Hi A visual reference point... From your description the fault is either with an app or hardware issue.  But if you follow the paths you may actually find the correct resolution. AAND I doubt I can can come up with anything new, but confirmation of the settings from your description, may help me to. So as an administrator, in a Command Prompt window (or copy and paste the whole netfixer.bat) short version... C:\WINDOWS\system32>getmacPhysical Address    Transport Name=================== ============================================48-E2-44-54-66-27   \Device\Tcpip_{F5FF31F1-C343-42B0-B6A9-BD17E49ED64C}B0-5A-DA-DE-84-28   Media disconnected48-E2-44-54-66-28   Media disconnected 1x Wi-FI, 1 x B/Tooth & 1 x Ethernet ----------------------------------------C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh wlan show interfacesThere is 1 interface on the system:    Name                   : WiFi 2    Description            : Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter    GUID                   : f5ff31f1-c343-42b0-b6a9-bd17e49ed64c    Physical address       : 48:e2:44:54:66:27    State                  : connected    SSID                   : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX    BSSID                  : 10:0d:7f:cf:2b:da    Network type           : Infrastructure    Radio type             : 802.11n    Authentication         : WPA2-Personal    Cipher                 : CCMP    Connection mode        : Auto Connect    Channel                : 11    Receive rate (Mbps)    : 72    Transmit rate (Mbps)   : 72    Signal                 : 87%    Profile                : XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-----------------------------------------------------------You can swap interfaces for drivers and settings, if you so choose. ------------------------------------------------------------- :: NetFixer.bat, Copy, Paste & Save As...:: Use a text editor (Notepad). Then edit:: the file, EG-Remove the :: in front of:: ::ipconfig -all >>IP.txt to make a txt:: file called IP.txt to read thru later.:: Run as Administrator for best outcome.@ECHO THIS MAY HELP TO REPAIR / RECTIFY,@ECHO VERY, SIMPLE NETWORK DIFFICULTIES.@ECHO...................................@ECHO THE RESULTS MAY VARY ACCORDING [email protected] YOUR CONFIGURATION AND USER LEVEL.@ECHO A RE-BOOT MUST BE DONE AFTER [email protected] SOME OF THE CHECKS OPTIONED BELOW.@ECHO....................................:[email protected] TYPE IN YOUR PREFERRED MENU [email protected]...................................@ECHO.@ECHO 0 - PING_LO Ping test to [email protected] 1 - PING_MS Ping test to [email protected] 2 - GET_MAC Obtain MAC address(es)@ECHO 3 - GET_IPs Lists all IP [email protected] 4 - IP... Read more

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A:Best Laptop Brand?

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I also have Toshiba, Acer and PackardBell and a sony machine

Very few have gone wrong,
I also have Dell in family

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No different to car brands really BMW, SAAB, Vauxhall - etc -

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and she is relying on me to come up with the goods information Click to expand...

I play that role for family and friends - So I tend to avoid the shop brands (which we have in the UK) and only look at the big names
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Non-windows bloatware - that's what id safe to remove if done properly.

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A:Brand New Laptop

Hello,I know you thought you posted a RootRepeal log in your HiJack This topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/286981/infected-with-trcryptxpackgen/ but it isn't showing - anywhere. If you add a reply and post the log in the text body, I'll merge it to the original post there.Orange Blossom

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I'm starting to look for my first laptop. I've set a max price of $999 and would be interested in suggestions for the BRAND to look at.

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Our Sunday paper usually has ads for 6 sources of computers. Any suggestions on the one with the best prices, service and clerks with knowledge?

1. Best Buy
2. Comp USA
3. Circuit City
4. Office Max
5. Office Depot
6. Staples

For quality, reliability, support and 'bang for the buck', what say you?
 

A:What brand of laptop would you buy?

None of the above, they are list price stores except for closeouts you probably wouldn't want in a laptop.
Best laptops and best priced these days :
www.hpshopping.com
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-brand-of-laptop-would-you-buy.479529/
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A:Need Help, Brand New Laptop

Hello timbo222, and welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is Charles and I will be helping you to clean up your computer.Please give me some time to look over your log and I will get back to you as soon as possible.Thanks,Charles

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/58188/need-help-brand-new-laptop/
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Any thoughts on Lenovo, HP, Dell, Toshiba, and Acer?

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A:Brand new laptop

Can I not remove anything? Seems like there is a lot of stuff on here. What is the deal with the entries that say "(missing file)" at the end of them?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/brand-new-laptop.785430/
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A:Son's Brand New Laptop

It depends on what he gets in Safe Mode - if he can get in, the first thing to try would be updated video drivers. Also, have him look in the Event Viewer (Start...type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter) - check in Windows Logs, then in Application and System.

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A:Wifi / Wifi icon has left my laptop

I remember seeing a post on the HP Forums about this, but just now, I can't find it. From what I remember, this was a known problem with the new Norton security package. You should check the Norton security forums to see about this as they probably have a fix for it.

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A:Can this still be considered as a brand new laptop?

It's still brand new if the original box is sealed and the seal itself is unbroken.

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Personally in cases where you need to identify if it is soft or hardware related problem I like going with safeboot or using a live cd OS and take it from there.

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GPU:ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 6370, 1G DDR3 VRAM

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Does anybody know the solution,and do i need to return the laptop under warranty(i don't know is it software or hardware related,as i know,it's mostly software,and i can't return it for that,cause i bought the os seperatly )

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A:Brand new laptop not right from the start

My first hunch is memory problems
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www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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A:Infection on Brand New Laptop?

Welcome aboard Could be false positive.Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt

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A:Best Brand for Gaming Laptop

Neither of the above brands. Check out www.KillerNoteBooks.com for the best gaming laptops available.
 

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Hi I recently bought a brand new laptop MSI GT OD Dragon Editon in August and even since I bought it I kept on getting lots of BSOD First I thought I was a driver issue so uninstall my Nvidia Drivers Back to stock drivers Then few days after I got another one so I decided to refresh the computer and days later I got another And this time I new a many 8) in laptop Way BSOD brand too (WIN decided to completely reset the computer formated both my SSD and HDD at first it looked like it fixed the problem but then yesterday I got another one and today also I got another BSOD In total I got like more than BSOD The errors that I kept on getting was quot IQRL NOT EQUAL OR LESS quot Way too many BSOD in a brand new laptop (WIN 8) quot REREFENCE BY POINTER quot quot KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED quot I already did quot sfc scannow quot quot dism online cleanup-image restorehealth quot ran Memtest No errors found run driververifier and none of that seems to fix the problem It came to a point where I might have to exchange the laptop for another one I uploaded my quot SF zip quot so I someone can tell me what's causing it I'd appreciate it

A:Way too many BSOD in a brand new laptop (WIN 8)

It's been my experience that IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is almost always driver related, and therefore could indicate a hardware problem. It's highly unlikely, although not impossible, a laptop vendor rolled out an OOB build that is quite buggy. In that case, there could be a lot of very unhappy customers unpacking brand new shiny laptops that crash right out of the gate. Something tells me this is not the case.

KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED is one I've seen with both faulty drivers as well as failing disks. There are a lot of good disk health tools out there. My favorite is WindowSMART 2013; there's also Crystal Disk Info and HD Sentinel. Any of those tools will give you a lot more detail about your disks than UEFI / BIOS disk diagnostics will give. The vendor's own diagnostics will usually only report back pass or fail (the latter will usually include a fault code), whereas WindowSMART, Crystal Disk and HD Sentinel will give more specifics, like bad sectors, read errors, cache corruption, etc.

In the end, I'm thinking you will likely be better off getting a warranty replacement. A brand new machine should not give you that kind of trouble right out of the gate. If you did the factory recovery that typically comes with most new PCs, and the problems persist, it's reasonable to believe there's a piece of malfunctioning hardware.

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Bought a HP laptop today, took it out of the box, put in the battery, connected the charger, it wouldn't turn on.
Charger is working because there is an orange-ish light indicating power to the machine.

Removed the battery and used only the charger. The power light was then white, but still no startup.

Removed charger, left the battery removed, and pressed the power button for 30 seconds. Connected everything again, still nothing. Power light is back its orange-ish colour.

Please tell me this is only because the battery is new and uncharged.

A:Brand new HP laptop will not start up

You must not turn on your new laptop until battery is fully charged! ( as told in manual you received )

This takes several hours ( in some cases more that 8 hours )
During that process laptop must not be turned on.

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Hi everyone Thanks for taking the time As a year Windows user I just am left disgusted and disappointed after finally getting an otherwise great new laptop and discovering that these updates that are all waiting for you once Brand ..please...help... New - Windows - POS Laptop 8.1 you get going do little more than throw your machine into a boot loop from which there is essentially no escape I ve researched this endlessly this morning and no one really has a definitive fix for this I m sure it s one or two specific updates in the pack thinking KB KB that are marring the installation but whatever the case I am unable to boot into safe mode yes I followed all the prompts and did it correctly it simply restarts back into the error message I e safe mode is not responsive to carry Brand New Laptop - POS Windows 8.1 - ..please...help... out any of the procceses stated online and am left with only a factory reset option to once again try my hand It s actually resetting now to Brand New Laptop - POS Windows 8.1 - ..please...help... factory from essentially factory settings and is taking ungodly long I based that previous statement on executing factory resets on many a device over many diff versions of windows over the better part of ten years I have chronic pain in my fingers Brand New Laptop - POS Windows 8.1 - ..please...help... and so I have to stop typing right there since this is on my smartphone and hurts tremendously to do If any good soul out there can assist me please Thank you for reading my querey Danny Machine Lenovo G - OS Purchase date at Best Buy Jan pc works fine otherwise once updates are Dl ed and then system is rebooted the installation freezes with this message We couldn amp t complete the updates Undoing changes Don amp t turn off your computer P S I will absolutely post the fix if I can find one on the forum to help anyone else who freshly buys a new laptop only to basically has the OS bug out and disable the functionality Unreal nbsp

A:Brand New Laptop - POS Windows 8.1 - ..please...help...

Hi Windows Hater, welcome to the TSG Forums....

It is easy to understand your frustration, annoyance and other less printable feelings towards everything computing... I've been there, got many a T-shirt with that logo on it.

There are two things that I can share with you right up front.

1. Lenovo

My experiences with Lenovo has mainly been positive. When I have had a less-than-positive experience, they have immediately and unreservedly "sorted the problem". 1st-line support is rather inexperienced, but once you move on to 2nd-line support the support personnel are knowledgeable and very helpful and respond promptly to email correspondence.

2. W8.1

I have supported Windows OS's since W95 and I can absolutely assure you that W8.1 is the best, most accomplished and most professional OS yet produced by Redmond.

So what should you do to fix your problem...? Contact Lenovo and let them sort it out for you - which they will do. As a customer of theirs, there is absolutely no reason why you should have to sort out a computer that is still under warranty.

T.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/brand-new-laptop-pos-windows-8-1-please-help.1141853/
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Hello

I just got a new laptop (see specs below) because my previous one, which I only had for two years burnt on the motherboard because the fan kept pulling its puddings out and going like the clappers, and overheating.

I only ever use my new one on a flat surface, yet the fan seems to be coming on a lot tonight. I only had the computer a week, and I only use it for surfing websites. My laptop sounds 'busy' in general.

Can anyone explain why the fan keeps coming on all the time pls?

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I got a laptop 2 days ago and it was working fine until today when I turned it on and went on Google Chrome. After about 5 minutes my computer screen went blue and it said "Your PC has encountered a problem- please wait while the computer restarts" and it has done this about 6 or 7 times though not in a row- I tried using internet explorer but it happened with that too though it seems to occur more frequently with Google Chrome. Also it is slower than it used to be but I don't think I have a virus already plus my stepdad installed Norton on my laptop! It is brand new and my parents will kill me if I ruin it! Please help!
 

A:My Brand New Laptop Keeps Restarting

win8 comes with windows defender

running 2 a/virus programs can cause problems

disable norton and see if it fixes

check what is listed in the event viewer at the time of the error
 

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A:Brand new SSD installed on my Laptop, what to do now?

Hello WindowsOP,

Today's SSDs will last just as long if not longer than HDDs.

I would recommend to leave all that on your SSD to maintain performance.

Plus, you risk corrupting Windows and/or your user profile when moving system folders like this if a mistake is made.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My brand new HP laptop keeps resetting itself. The most recent occasion caused me to lose work. There is no warning message or updates processing that I can see. There seems to be no consistency in terms of battery level (last time it was at 18%). I bought it less than 3 weeks ago for and rely on it to do work. Should I return it to the shop? I'm very unimpressed with this and need it resolved asap. I have 5 days left to return it to the shop and get a full refund and will not hesitate to do so.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/My-brand-new-hp-laptop-keeps-resetting-itself/td-p/5797776
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I just purchased a new notebook and when I turned it on there was no sound. Neither the speakers nor the headphone jack works. I tried using the troubleshooter, and it didn't find a problem. Initially, when I tried to select "test" for the speakers in the control panel it gave me an error message and said the device is already in use. After restarting, I am able to test the speakers, but no sound is emitted. During restart the speakers made a chime, so it doesn't seem to be a hardware issue.

A:Brand new laptop has no sound

Hi @KaliG,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion 17t-g100 Notebook and issues with the sound. Here is an excellent Youtube video on how to fix this issue.Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below! Thanks.

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