So my wife’s dell laptop of almost 2 years started acting funny. It basically would not shut down. Of course, one of the things we think of is it a virus or malware.
We do keep antivirus and firewalls on that laptop, but anything is possible. We first tried to go to a restore point to see if that will fix he problem. It did not. We also did a full antivirus scan and nothing popped up.
Then we researched the action on different forums. It looked to be a hardware issue. I checked to see if the network adapter drivers were up to date. They were.
The forums also described changing some stuff on the bios. I was reluctant to do this, but did it anyways. That did not fix the problem.
At this point, I figured it could be an undetected new virus of some sort. My usual fix is reformatting the laptop and putting it back to factory settings. The other problem could simply that the network adapter just failed which in that case would simply need to be replaced.
I reformatted the computer back to factory settings. Tried to shut it down, but it still restarted. Problem not solved. I would conclude that is hardware failure
So by chance, I tried one last thing. I put the laptop into sleep. That worked. Then I put in hibernate. That worked. Then I tried to shut it down. That worked. Now the laptop works just as it did before. How odd. Anyway, I thought this might help someone else out and wanted to share.
Good luck and cheers!
I actually bought a new laptop a couple of weeks ago. The first one was the ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop. That cost over $500 with tax and after playing around with it for 2 weeks I exchanged it for this Acer C7 chromebook. Funny enough, the actual physical computer looks like they came from the same factory and are almost identical in build.
I remember wanting a chromebook a few years ago when google was giving it away to a select few. Of course I did not win or get selected. Back then it seemed so experimental. I have tried linux and different variations in the past. They seemed ok but not for me. I even purchased a barnes and noble nook and converted that to an android tablet using the sd card boot trick using the Dual Boot CyanogenMod 9 Alpha & Nook Color Stock 1.4.1. Google it if you want to learn more about it.
Anyways, I am blogging on my Acer chromebook and very pleased with it. It did cost $199 but with tax and shipping direct from google it does come up closer to the $250 mark. Looks like amazon is carrying it now.
These are the videos I watched while researching my new gadget…
Like most reviews you have seen this is really just for surfing the net. There is a big hard drive and I love the extra 100GB cloud storage free for 2 years which almost pays for the chromebook itself. However, your windows programs will not run on this gadget. That is because it is a chrome o/s book and not a windows o/s lappy.
For the price, I highly recommend this. You can try it and if you don´t like it just return it back to amazon under there no fuss a-z return policy.
If you like linux ubuntu, then you will love the dual boot feature on this machine. Here is another youtube video of Brad demonstrating it.
Here is the official description:
The best of Google Your favorite Google products built-in: Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts. So you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. With thousands more free apps in the Chrome Web Store, you can watch movies, play games, or get work done (if you really have to). Easy to use The Acer C7 Chromebook is simple to use and stays up-to-date automatically. It boots-up in less than 20 seconds, never slows down, and requires almost zero setup or maintenance. Great for entertainment Games and videos come alive with its 11.6 high definition display. You can also connect it easily to external monitors and displays with HDMI and VGA outputs and multiple USB ports. Stay connected The Acer C7 Chromebook stays connected with dual band Wi-Fi. It also comes with 12 free Gogo Inflight passes so you can stay online even when you’re not on the ground. And Chromebook has offline apps for the rare times that you’re disconnected from the web. A squabble-free family computer (almost) Easily switch between users in seconds. Everyone has their own files, apps, and settings. You never have to worry about anything getting messed up by someone else. When it’s your turn again, pick up where you left off. Everything will be right where you left it.
I am back and am not sure if I am going to continue blogging. Life has become more busy for me, but not so much that I have to stop blogging.
I lost a friend to cancer a few months ago, and I think I just lost motivation for awhile. He had been battling cancer for about a year and finally lost the battle. I explained to him to go vegan, but he had already made up his mind with the help of his doctors to do chemo and eventually lost his life.
I am not a doctor and won’t give medical advice out. However, I know from personal experience that going vegan will save your life. Most of the diseases we have come from the foods we eat in the Western or American diet which consists of mostly animal products.
I became vegan over 2 years ago and my health improved dramatically. I eat no animal products at all. No rotting animal flesh, no chicken periods, and no cow milk or its by products. I eat as much as I want and I eat alot of delicious food. I think most people think vegans eat only salad.
My father died of a heart attack and he went to the gym 7 days a week for the last 3o years of his life. He was slim and fit, and yet he died from a heart attack. He received bad advice from his doctor and should have changed his diet completely.
We get misinformation that eating white meat like chicken and turkey along with fish is heathier than pork and beef. Unfortunately, that is a load of crap. Just look at how fast the younger American generation is getting obese and diabetes. Both of which are reversible.
If you want to learn more, watch Forks Over Knives and EARTHLINGS. And if you don’t that’s ok, too. But when you get cancer, heart disease, obese, or diabetes I will not feel sorry for you because the choice is there for you to make.
I know my writing is a turn off for most of you since you are animal flesh eaters, but this is still just a personal journal for me and this is how I feel right now. I just feel like expressing myself about how my friend’s death affected me. I am not angry but more frustrated with our media and health industry.
There are some doctors out there that will tell you the truth like in this FOK documentary. Watch it and take your life into your own hands.