The two latest operating systems from Microsoft had their share of problems right from the beginning. When Vista on 64 bit came out, it was one of the most unstable OS ever made by Microsoft. Over the time, Microsoft has repaired the damage, but you can still find older editions of Vista that can make you trouble. When they realized that the image damage made by Vista, Microsoft didn’t bother to repair them all, they started working on Windows 7. The problem now is that windows 7 promised all the Vista had to offer and more, but the first editions were full of issues. So, many computers that came equipped with Vista gave big headaches to users; even with upgrades to Windows 7, many came across some of the same problems.
One of the issues that we encountered was the WiFi connection. The thing is that we realized that this problem was generated by bad software (not the king of bad software like viruses or Trojans, but malfunction of the OS or installed drivers). The first thing you have to know is that both Vista and Windows 7 are 64 bit operated OS. That being said, you have to look for 64 bit drivers.
When dealing with WiFi problems you will find a pop up message that sounds like this:” Intel R PROSet/wireless Event Log Service stopped working and was closed”. Before any big changes on the software part of your computer, you are advised to make a back up copy of your disk configuration. Now, the first thing you should do for restoring WiFi in Vista is reinstalling the drivers: Intel Wireless LAN Driver for Windows (64bit) and Intel Proset for Windows Vista (64bit).
After you reboot, you will see if the changes you made work. If they don’t, we will try another thing. Go to Control Panel on the programs and features icon and uninstall the Intel Proset utility. After reboot, download and install Intel Proset for Windows Vista on 64 bit. This should fix the problem, because there are no further things you can do. More drastic measures for restoring WiFi in vista on Toshiba laptops include reinstalling the entire software of the laptop. Many have tried upgrading Vista to Windows 7. It’s true that Windows 7 is a more complex operating system, but this didn’t do the trick for most. Actually, any solution is not guaranteed to work. When you are doing changes to your computer, you don’t really know what is going on inside the software processes.
If you don’t use the wireless connection and the only thing that is bothering you is the pup up message:” Intel R PROSet/wireless Event Log Service stopped working and was closed” you can remove it simply. Go into Msconfig and stop the program to run in startup. For doing this, you have to enter Run from the Start menu, type MSCONFIG, Click on the services tab and find the one for the Proset event log and uncheck it. When you click OK the changes have been made.
Many conflicts occur in the complex operating systems, that is why many recommend the simple OS like Windows XP or even Linux versions because they are more stable and they do the job as well. The difference between these and the more complex OS is the amount of gadgets, but not all of them can be used by common users. They are more intended for programmers and engineers. Even here it becomes tricky because it’s hard to make software on 64 bit.11
Laptop computers are very important for our intellectual or entertainment activities. Every person has at least one laptop computer in his house no matter its family members. In this article, the main topic would be the laptop computer brand called Toshiba.
Concerning the companies and businesses related to Toshiba laptop computers, I will present it as follows: TAIS (American Information Systems, Inc.), compounded of four business units and these are Digital Products, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division and Telecommunication Systems Division. These four units have the role of providing mobile products and solutions, industry leading laptop computers, projectors, manufacturing markets and telephony equipment. The second company is TAEC (Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.), which combine the quality with the flexibility and bring something new from technological point of view to its customers. This branch offers flash memory-based storage solutions, displays and also wireless components and networking. The other companies and businesses I will just name them: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., Toshiba International Corporation Inc., and Toshiba America Research, Inc.
There are many persons who are concerned with fixing their Toshiba laptop computers. For instance, on a specialized website, a person asked how to repair his laptop computer which is suddenly shutting down by itself without “saying a word”. So, his Toshiba laptop computer shuts down in 10-15 minutes without warning him even if sometimes it works in good conditions for hours. This is a stamp of complaint that Toshiba hears from its customers over and over again. Overheating is the major problem that Toshiba must fix it almost each day.
In order to discover whether your laptop computers has an overheating problem, I will give you some indications. A Toshiba laptop computer gets overheated when the keyboard and the bottom of the laptop computer is working and it gets very hot, the CPU fans are working at a maximum rotation speed and use to operate much louder than usual, the laptop computer shuts down without warning and when the laptop computer woks in good conditions when it runs idle, and shuts down as soon as the customer starts using the memory demanding applications such as the DVD player, image and video editing software.
Now, it would be a good idea to give you some solutions to this big problem…The Overheating. First, you must verify if the heat sink of the CPU is not clogged with dust completely. You must use canned air and blow it inside the laptop computer through the openings from bottom and sides. It is always recommended to be cautious. So, open the laptop computer case in order to access the heat sink and the CPU fan. At the bottom of the laptop computer there is a latch which you can use it in order to access the heat sink in a different way (in the case of Toshiba Satellite A70 and A75, you must open the laptop computer case all the way down). The second step to be followed is to disconnect the fan cables and remove the fan. If the fan has a grinding sound, you should replace it. The next two steps are: cleaning the heat sink with compressed air and remove the old thermal grease from the CPU of your laptop computer and apply new grease.
My advice to you is to be attentive at the way your Toshiba laptop computer “is acting” each day. The overheating is a major problem that should be immediately fixed. If you love your laptop computer, do as I said above. Good luck and stay away from overheated laptop computers!11
Published by OnlyBestLaptops, on Aug 03 2010, in the categories: Repair
For those persons who have a laptop computer, I am sure that one of the most problems they confronted with, was the broken laptop computer screen. Laptop computer screens are crucial to those who use a laptop computer. It are very delicate pieces of hardware and, moreover, you will be surprised to found out how easy could it be fixed even if technical things are strange to you. First, it is wise to try to troubleshoot the laptop computer screen problem before you take the decision to replace it. You must detect if the problem is a serious one in order to detect where the problem come from. There are some sort of damages that can be very visible on the laptop computer, but it cannot be due to the screen.
The major problems that could appear are the pixel problems. There are many times when pixels should be damaged on a laptop computer making ones laptop computer screen very hard to read or use. A laptop computer uses liquid crystal display (LCD) in order to show images. Those images are made from thousand of pixels or little dots. It is enough just a few pixels in one place for being damaged the entire experience of computing. In most cases, it is advisable to change the entire laptop computer screen with a new one.
If a laptop computer screen flutters on and off, it may “suffer” of an inverter problem. Why? Because the inverter is the device that supplies power to the backlight of the screen. These types of devices (the inverters) are very easy to replace and can be found at the price of 100 dollars. For instance, if you have a solid white color laptop computer screen, the problem should be a bad cable connection that happened to be between the monitor and the system board. Please open your laptop computer and check the cables and the connections…it must be set correctly and not damaged.
There are many times when laptop computer users will see images jumbling. In many cases, the problem isn`t the screen itself. The problem could be the video card. In order to determine if the monitor is the one which causes the jumbling screen, you have to connect other monitor to your laptop computer using the VGA port. If the new monitor shows the same jumbled images, then your laptop computer has some problems with the video card.
Be careful! If your laptop computer is presenting some scratches, it replacement is fairly easy. You must know that laptop computer screens are very expensive and sometimes, it can cost almost 50% of the laptop computer price. For example, more than 500 dollars for a 1.000 dollars laptop computer. Most people choose to buy a new laptop computer screen, and the people decide to buy a second-hand laptop computer or to buy a new laptop computer. It`s a matter of choice and money, too. Each of us “repairs” it`s laptop computer how he knows best. The tool needed for replacing the laptop computer screen is a screwdriver.
Some tips? OK. I will help you by giving you some step to be followed: Determine if you really need a new laptop computer screen, find the bezel screws and remove it, remove the bezel, find the correct replacement parts, start to replace the broken laptop computer screen. Now, you can power it up! The new laptop computer screen should be put to the test before replacing the bezel and screws.11