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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST USB 2 not working, USB 3 working fine

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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST USB 2 not working, USB 3 working fine

    This is what I have a in device manager The 8C2D one is the USB 2.0 one which isn't working.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST USB 2 not working, USB 3 working fine

    I've had this problem ever since I updated my pc from windows 8 to windows 10. Basically my two USB 3.0 ports work fine but my USB 2.0 port is not working and doesn't recognise anything I plug in, basically nothing happens when I plug any type of usb device into it. I can still charge my phone...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Bios

    How do I get into the BIOS settings, i've tried F2, F5, F11 and delete when shutting the computer down and flahsing it back up? P15SM-A_SM1-A is my motherboard name Its a Vortex series 15" Laptop. Many Thanks
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New Laptop - Shame about dead pixel!

    Picked this up yesterday after ordering it on Sunday. Its a very nice laptop and i'm loving the illuminated keyboard. Compared to my old laptop this one seems sluggish when loading things up on windows, I would have thought it would have been a lot quicker. Below is the spec for my new laptop...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Could my battery be crashing my pc and causing to fail start?

    I have had problems since I bought my laptop. It fails to start when on battery, but when running on normal power and removing the power cord, the laptop works fine so to me that says the battery is fine. Every morning after turning the computer off the night before, the computer fails to...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Laptop Screen Flickers & Noise from speakers when power cable plugged in

    When I plug in my power cable into the back of my laptop, the screen flickers (lower half only) and I get some noise coming from my speakers a lot of constant interference. I have only just noticed this, usually I plug the power cable in before turning the laptop on, and removing it when its...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 48 beeps then powers off when starting laptop

    My Vortex I5 laptop has a strange problem. If I unplug the power then turn the laptop on, the screen stays off, then three of the middle lights flash, the fans go on full power and it starts beeping, I counted the beeps and its 48 continous beeps before it powers down. If I plug it into the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What does pcspecialist use to burn-in new hardware?

    My computer has crashes a few times today and yesterday, had this problem before, sent it away and changed the hardware and updated the firmware. I want to test my hard drive as it might be on its way out. Obviously not going to get anything softed this weekend and i'm away on deployment with...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Driver_IRQ_Less_Or_Equal_To

    Just had this blue screen of death!! Computer was working fine, then suddenly froze then the blue screen cam up with the above error on it!! The computer has already froze 3 times previous to this but without a BSOD!! My last Windows 7 laptop (Sony Vaio) was very stable and didn't crash once!!
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What Manufacturer is my motherboard for the Vortex I7

    Just wondering as I can't seem to find any documentation!!
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Flickering Screen

    I went onto www.livescore.com and noticed the background was flickering on my new laptop i've just purchased from here. I then looked into this and found this website. http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/inversion.php#invpattern Change through the backgrounds and let me know if any flicker on your...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Blu-Ray Software

    What software comes with the laptop which can play blu-ray films? Just opened up my massive laptop tried a blu-ray cd but it loads up windows media player!! Thanks in advance.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Make Staff Names Red

    Just a quick one, why don't you make admins user names red so they stand out and look different to registered members? In vbulletin Admincp go to usergroup then usergroup management, choose admin then change the Username HTML Markup to: in the first text box add: <font color=red><b> in...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST In Building!!! For 4 working days + weekend

    My laptop has been in building for 6 days (4 of them working days) I ordered the laptop on the 8th August hoping it would be ready by today at the very latest. I'm off back to work today but its looking like I won't be getting it! I'm ringing up at midday (ish) to see if its ready. Been...
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