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  1. I was just using my laptop to write a thesis paper (think hours of work) and all of a sudden it shut itself off. I was writing in Google Drive so I'm not worried about data loss.

    Anyhow, it won't boot back up. When I push the power all of the LED indicator lights flicker on like they normally do. I can hear the internals fans start spinning. Everything sounds normal. But the screen stays completely black and I don't hear the usual beep or Windows startup sound that plays when the computer is starting. The laptop has a fairly new SSD so I don't think the HDD is an issue.

    There are no error messages or beeps of any kind.

  2. Try it and see what happens. More than likely your connection to the machine will be too slow to play. Also when remoting in, the computer you're remoting in from will usually have its graphics downgraded. Anyway, if it does work it will be really slow or the graphics will be really horrible, If not both.


    Yeah I found out that it doesn't work. Everything is really choppy when I try to use remote desktop.

    I'm not sure why it just doesn't use the video card on my laptop to speed things up. Maybe its because the Wireless N network speed can't keep up with the CPU and RAM on the host box.

  3. Okay the first thing I see wrong here is that is an old router.

    Wireless G is pretty crummy. It means your maximum wireless internet speed will be 54Mbps, which converted to file byte transfer rate is actually 6.75MBps (bits versus bytes).

    That might seem fast, but it's wishful thinking. There are a lot of factors that can get in the way of that speed. A lot of the time the router just has crummy hardware in it that doesn't have the processing power to give you the speed you are supposed to get. On my old Wireless G router I typically saw speeds closer to 1MBps, and that is pretty common if you look at the average benchmarks for Wireless G routers.

    Solution: You need a new router. Go for one with Wireless N, your new Macbook should have it if it is less than 3 years old. A lot of the Wireless N ones also broadcast in G as well so you won't have to upgrade networks cards on older computers, you just won't get the fast speed of Wireless N on the older ones that don't have wireless NICs that support it.

  4. So I have a pretty standard laptop and I was wondering if it would be possible to remotely play games installed on my desktop or a virtual machine using the laptop. Say if I was in the other room and I wanted to play games, could I use the laptops remote desktop connection do this?

    And is it possible to install games on a virtual machine and then play them remotely? (Assuming the games were installed on a server or workstation) Wouldn't the video card in the virtual machine not matter as much and I could just make it use the video card in the laptop?

  5. Error 16 is created because the carrier has detected a cloned phone.

    You'll have to try to place a call and it should reroute you to Sprint support who will ask you for some details:

    • Are you a sprint Customer? .. No you are Virgin Mobile
    • What phone are you using? .. Wildfire

    I don't recommend telling them about the fascinate. Make sure your Wildfire is in airplane mode and/or turned off. Don't ever turn it on / take it out of airplane mode again or you'll have this same problem again.


    I did this same thing. Yeah. On error 16 you have to call them because they have to reset something on their end in order to make it work. Error 16 is actually a block on the line that they have to remove. As long as you have your old phone turned off or in airplane mode like he mentioned it should be okay.

  6. My PC is having problems with drivers ever since reformatting Windows.

    I need to figure out which drivers go to it but I don't know the ID numbers that match up so I don't know which driver to install and Windows is being dumb and not pulling them automatically.

    Is there anyway to find the device info without opening up the box and trying to look at the physical components?

  7. OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

    Whenever I return the computer from sleep I get these weird glitches in the graphical interface of all of my open Windows. It's like little blocks out of them are missing. But then when I hover the mouse over them or move the window they go back to normal. It's very random when these missing blocks appear.

    These glitches appear on any window I have open, even if I close and re-open an application the blocks will still affect it.

    The only thing that keeps these blocks from re-appearing is when I End Process on DWM.exe from Task Manager. Since DWM.exe is programmed to automatically restart after it's closed it comes back up, but the blocks don't appear until I sleep the computer again.

    So my thinking is that for some reason when I sleep my computer it is corrupting DWM.exe, but I have no idea why nor how to fix it. Any help is much appreciated!

  8. Most of this stuff sounds like Theme customization. It's done using a combination of CSS, PHP, and HTML.

    There's more information on it in the official WordPress Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

    As far as moving the header image from a single page, that is only possible by setting up individual page templates: http://codex.wordpress.org/Stepping_Into_Templates

    If you want to really learn how all of this works, download some free Premium themes from a professional theme designer and check out their templates' code. I think probably the best ones are available for download here: http://www.woothemes.com/product-category/themes/free-themes/

  9. This is probably a hardware fault. I would suggest plugging in an external keyboard to see if that works. You can of course go to the control panel>keyboard>Hardware and see if the device is working properly. One other thing. If you are using Skype disable the hotkeys as they use the shift keys. Also check you have the language set for English.(United States or UK). Hope this helps



    It sounds like something is broken with the keyboard.

  10. For these buttons to work it requires Sony's proprietary software. Luckily, the packages required t operate the Brightness buttons isn't bloated like their Vaio Care crapware.

    To set it up, visit http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/select-system.pl?DIRECTOR=DRIVER and type in your model number. On a Vaio this should be found below the bottom-right corner of the screen.

    Once on the model's support page, download the following:


      • Sony® Firmware Extension Parser Device Driver
      • Sony® Shared Library
      • Sony® Notebook Utilities
      • Note that this should include two other services within it, the Event Manager and Setting Utility Series.

    Be sure to also install any updates available for those services..

    Now once you finish installing all of those your brightness keys should work. You might run into an error window that tells you "the installed battery may not be properly connected." This isn't an error to be worrieed about, it's just a false alarm. To disable it browse to C:/Program Files (x86)/Sony/ and delete the ISB Utility folder.


    Worked like a charm. Thanks.

    I did run into the battery error, deleted ISB Utility folder and it went away.

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  11. A lot of the programs I have running on my computer came with HTML help files. When the I use the in-program links to open them Chrome just spits out the following error:

    This browser does not display help installed on your local machine. Please use another browser to view the help. For more information, see Chromium issue 47416 (

    This is super frustrating because I don't know how to set it up so local files will use IE or FF instead, while still keeping Chrome as my primary browser. I would prefer to just use Chrome for everything though. Does anyone have a fix for this?

    [This is running Chrome version 25.0.1364.172 m]

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