I installed Linksys notebook adapater software and adapter. All worked fine until I shut th ecompuetr down. Now the notebook will not load completly and shuts down. Notes tell me to remove the new software and hardware but how can I if it does not load. I tried the safemode start up as well but it still shuts down.
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Re: m700 not booting
Borrow a cd from someone with the same version of windows as you have. For example xp pro or vista. Boot from the cd as go along as if you were going to reinstall. If XP select enter, esc, f8, then r. Those are the answers to the screen questions. In vista boot up the cd then select repair reinstall. It will remove windows files and leave everything else in contact then it will reinstall windows without harming programs or files. It kind of rebuilds itself.
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Apparently, either the AC adapter isn't compatible (check the voltages and power ratings) or you have a battery charger issue. If you're sure the adapter is OK, then the battery might wrongly report a full charge at a higher voltage than the AC adapter.
So when the battery is plugged in, it will always preempt the AC adapter - possibly even shutting it down - except that, having almost no power left, it will also force the computer itself to shut down.
What might have happened is that the faulty AC adapter actually damaged the battery. I'd suggest checking with another battery if any is available, and not to use both together lest the battery now damage the new adapter. But first of all, check the power ratings and polarity on the adapter against the old one and whatever is indicated (usually) on the PC underside, just to be sure.
check the bios and see what the boot order is for the boot devices. Hard disk 0 should be listed after the cdrom drive. this problem you are having might occur if the hard drive is down the list in the boot order, and not checked as being a valid boot device.
You can get a wireless USB or a wireelss PC card for your laptop that has a good performance like from those well known manufacturer like Linksys, Netgear and Dlink, If you like you can check this devices that you can use this are from LInksys it work fine for me , WUSB54G and WPC54G they work great....
I don't know what version of windows your running but try first going into the bios on your laptop and disabling your adapter. Then see if you can boot windows to try and find out if it is a hardware or software problem. If you can boot windows after disabling in bios you have some idea now what to look for. Instructions for how to enter bios should be in your manual for your Toughbook or posted on Panasonic's web site for your machine
Boot up the system (without the battery). When the system runs normaly then place the battery on its normal bay.
Shut down bij removing the power from the system.
* Make sure you have not installed any Windows power saving tools, meaning let it run on the battery till it dies * Wait till the systems shuts down by itself. Boot your system again (with the battery in its bay and everything will work out fine. Shuting down by removing the power support (AC) booting up AND your keyboard with touchpad will work again.
So intill you have a new battery, you need to shut-down by removing the AC power and leave the battery in its bay. You can not shut-down on the normal way any more untill you have replaced the battery.