Broke lcd screen on laptop; need update to networked desktop, how?
Broken lcd screen only on laptop; desktop needs updating how w/ network, seems as if laptop hard drive is fine. also have external drive backup, but not backed up for 2 days, since Norton didn't do recently??
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Re: broke lcd screen on laptop; need update to networked...
If I understand correctly, you need to update your laptop??
Or get some files off it??
Anyway, connect an external monitor to your laptop and you can work on it that way. You may need to push a special function key to switch monitors. Check your keyboard.
In any case, connect the external monitor and turn it on, then power up the laptop.
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First make sure the wireless switch is on...it looks like an antenna with radiating lines coming out of it...On your desktop you may need to go to network status to get the ssid and the wep key for the wireless...the wireless will not work if you do not have the proper network id (SSID) or if you have the security set for encryption(WEP,WPA etc..)...To figure this out you can go to network status and tasks...click this then look for the router or the wireless...click on the router...a box will come up with the wireless status....look for a tab marked wireless properties and click it this page should show the SSID for your network and the next page shows you the encryption type and a network security key..also on the SSID page it should have a link to copy the network settings to a usb drive...do this and then take the drive out of the desktop...put it in the laptop...goto network setup on the laptop and follow instructions to set up wireless access on the laptop...
Hello: What I would say is: go to microsoft update and make sure you have all the updates for your OS.
Then; read the posting (below) from someone who had the same issue:
stacemarie wrote: "XP SP 3 updates some networking sharing system LAN files that cause some configurations to become unaccessable on the workgrouped networks. We cannot - even ping - the network addresses after installing - so it was an uninstall and do a system restore to get to the original good working state of the clients.
Microsoft needs to come up with a patch to fix this as we are seeing more and more networked clients having these connection and sharing problems."
Do you understand the above?
Let me know if you do not know how to unistall SP3 and do a Restore...
try system restore to a point before you started getting blue screen.you may have got an update that conflicks with your networking.My sister had this problem with her desktop so I reformatted and reloaded the OS and it happened again when it got to a "D_LINK" update so I hid the update.She hasnt had any problems since then,that was about 8 months ago.