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Laptop with XP things it's docked

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RyanZ, Aug 22, 2008.

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  1. RyanZ

    RyanZ Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have a Gateway Laptop (M460) everytime I move the monitor it gives me an error "You cannot eject your computer because one of the devices in the docking station, 'Docking Station', cannot be stopped because of an unknown error. Since this device is still being used, do not remove the computer."

    The laptop does not have a docking station, it never did have one. It's driving me crazy. I did a clean install of XP and it still does it. When it's in DOS it works fine. I would imagine it's some type of faulty sensor/hardware that's provoking windows to think it's docked. Is there a way to disable the docking functionality in windows so this stops. The laptop is too old to bother sending in to have fixed. The other option I'd be fine with is opening it up and remove the sensor (If someone knows where it is at).

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. nessyguin

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    I dont know but it might be worth looking in BIOS to see if you can disable docking ?
     
  3. RyanZ

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    Nessyguin,

    Thanks for the advice. I did look in the bios and there were no settings that were related to docking.
     
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