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A friend gave me this Nec Versa LX laptop with '98

Wipe the drive again and then install Linux Lite on it. Then everything will work fine. Be sure to install the i386 version so there won't be any compatibility issues with hardware.
7/10/2017 1:34:19 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Jul 10, 2017

Trying to connect to internet cant find wireless & cant find a ethernet place either

The laptop in question does not have a place to plug in the ethernet cable. The laptop is not fitted with wi-fi or bluetooth adapters either. The best and cheapest way to connect this laptop to the internet is using a PCMCIA Card Adapter (type two or three as both are supported.) such as the product supplied by linksys. If yours is similar to the one in the photo then it should include a cable with the required network connection on the end. The "linksys" card you mentioned is no doubt the correct one, but minus the vital cable! 26200358-0w21o0w50atiexqhyc4a2yh0-2-0.jpg
5/21/2016 2:30:25 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on May 21, 2016

Nec vy17m/r-1 audio is not working

Hi Neil Update to the latest drivers, if you already have the latest drivers, update then anyway, this may fix your issue. Support Downloads Andrew
10/21/2015 6:42:04 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Oct 21, 2015

It asks for pass word when i try to push buttons a x pops up next to password gos and i cant open up the labtop

"pleas use it for good and Knowledge to help ". Use Herin's boot cd tools to run Active password changer and remove the pass word then log in to solve the system.
10/31/2013 5:58:23 PM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Oct 31, 2013

Keyboardunlock functions

if your keyboard is a USB connect that you have to set USB ports enable on boot from mother board Bios setup. if not try another keyboard.if connected to Keyboard, Video Graphic card, Mouse (KVM) switch better to check the connection if every thing is right. boot the system and monitor the caps luck,numluck, light for flashing ones in during boot. if light flashes ones so extend wait time to let the drivers be loaded.
10/31/2013 5:13:27 PM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Oct 31, 2013

How to boost the signal of my nec laptop:?s

You can boost the signal of your wireless router with this device.Check out this WEB site. You can download the device drivers from the Sony WEB site. Select your model notebook and the Windows drivers you require. Please click on this link to the Sony support WEB site :- http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=1,24,72&DIRECTOR=DRIVER
4/12/2013 11:45:54 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Apr 12, 2013

Cant find the wireless button on my nec versa premium laptop can you tell mewhere it is

Click on the right button F 2 + fn
1/23/2013 5:04:48 PM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Jan 23, 2013

How do I boot from a usb on a nec versa lx laptop?

Go to the store and purchase a good copy of Windows XP and install it from a disk. In the BIOS you should have the option of booting from external devices as a alternative as well. This would mean USB or any plug and play drive. Make sure it is set to boot to this fist boot. Really I would just go and get a copy of Windows XP it should be relatively cheap now since there is no real support or at least it is dying out or has died for support updates. If you can purchase the original boot and software for your computer from the factory as well. I would also strongly suggest you take it in to the pro and have them do it less hassle for you if you have not done this a lot.
7/25/2012 7:05:25 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Jul 25, 2012

Nec La vieU Motherboard

Look on eBay for the motherboard
4/23/2012 5:43:43 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Apr 23, 2012

Computer keeps cutting out to

HI, If you are getting a blue screen on the computer, it might be caused by 2 types of problems:
  1. It might be a Hardware issue, video card, sound card, memory, or hard disc drive.
  2. IT might be a software issue, a program like any antivirus, or office or other third party software that is causing this.
Have a technician check your computer for any issue. Thank you for using Fixya, your recommendation is highly appreciated for the free support.
7/27/2011 5:28:54 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Jul 27, 2011

Nec versa 4230: What is 4 pin adapter pinout ?

It is 13.5 v dc.
When viewing the end of the cable that connects to computer with the centered notch up, upper left and lower right are positive.
Upper right is negative (per the labeling on back of ac adapter),
7/20/2011 12:38:23 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Jul 20, 2011

I have a nec versa

Check first if the device has a driver. check as well if there's wireless switch button on the laptop.
3/17/2011 1:26:52 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Mar 17, 2011

How ro turn on the

there is a slide on off button on the lower lid right under the unlock slide catch when the lid is closed next to the mic and headphone jacks,push it to the right (on) then make sure you have it selected to search wireless networks in your settings if your running vista.
1/27/2011 11:45:54 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Jan 27, 2011

Serching for wireless switch on Nec Laptop

If You cannot enable 802.1x authentication on computers running Windows 2000 because support for 802.1x is not provided by default in Windows 2000. Therefore, the associated user interface (the Authentication tab) does not appear in the Network Connection Properties dialog box.

A supported feature that modifies the product's default behavior is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to modify the behavior that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that specifically require it. This feature may receive additional testing. Therefore, if the system is not severely affected by the lack of this feature, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this feature.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Collapse this imageExpand this imagedownload.gif English Language Version (http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/patch/q313664/nt5/en-us/q313664_w2k_sp4_x86_en.exe)

After you apply this update, follow these steps to enable 802.1x authentication:
  1. Installing the hotfix installs the 802.1x service in the disabled state. To change the Wireless Configuration service startup to Automatic: Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. Click Services and Applications, and then click Services. Set the Startup value for the service to Automatic, and then start the service.
  2. Open Network Connections by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, clicking Control Panel, and then double-clicking Network Connections.
  3. Right-click the wireless connection for which you want to enable or disable 802.1x authentication, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Authentication tab, do one of the following:
    • To enable 802.1x authentication for this connection, click to select the Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1x check box. By default, this check box is selected.
    • To disable 802.1x authentication for this connection, click to clear the Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1x check box.
  5. In the EAP type box, click the Extensible Authentication Protocol type that is to be used with this connection.
  6. If you click Smart Card or other Certificate in the EAP type box, you can configure additional properties if you click Properties and then follow these steps in Smart Card or other Certificate properties:
    • To use the certificate that is located in the certificate store on your computer for authentication, click Use a certificate on this computer.
    • To verify that the server certificate that is presented to your computer is still valid, click to select the Validate server certificate check box, specify whether to connect only if the server is located in a particular domain, and then specify the trusted root certification authority.
    • To use a different user name when the user name in the certificate is different from the user name in the domain to which you are logging on, click to select the Use a different user name for the connection check box.
  7. If you click Protected EAP (PEAP) in the EAP type box, your Windows user name and password are used for authentication.
  8. To specify whether the computer should try authentication on the network if a user is not logged on, if the computer or user information is not available, or both, follow these steps:
    • To specify that the computer try authentication on the network if a user is not logged on, click to select the Authenticate as computer when computer information is available check box. By default, this check box is selected.
    • To specify that the computer try authentication on the network if user information or computer information is not available, click to select the Authenticate as guest when user or computer information is unavailable check box.
1/5/2011 3:09:25 PM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Jan 05, 2011

What's the password for phoenix

try the following; phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS
If that does not work you have two options.
1) remove all power and all batteries for about 15 minutes (there is a battery on the motherboard) and it should reset to blank. 2) if you can boot there are various bios hack programs to reset the bios but I would only do this as a last resort. I absolutely do not trust someone to hack the bios if I can avoid it. I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/thomas_b83e841f114394f4
11/18/2010 4:32:16 PM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Nov 18, 2010

First there was a virus,i tried to put ant-virus

This is a very old laptop and XP running on this laptop would struggle, especially if this laptop has 256Mb of RAM or less.
You need a later model or new laptop.
10/11/2010 7:20:48 AM • NEC Versa LX... • Answered on Oct 11, 2010
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