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Laptop shutdown or restart real slow

Posted by drsonyok on February 1, 2010 at 2:11 PM Comments comments (38)

Hi guys, I am sharing my recent experience on shutdown/ restart issue in my notebook. I have HP Pavilion Dv6130us with Window XP operating system. Problem started two weeks ago. I was unable to shutdown or restart normally after using 30 minutes or more. Shutdown worked but it was too slow. The problem was really annoying. Longer the notebook I use, more time needed to shut it down.  If the machine was turned on for an hour or more, it could take 30 minute to an hour or more to shutdown.  I googled and tried several options but was unable to resolve the issue. I finally, chat with a guy from HP Chat SupportTeam. He recommended an easy to follow troubleshooting steps. I just completed the steps and boom, notebook working smoothly…wow

Here are the Steps to resolve the issue:



Step-1: Power Drain.

Step-2: BIOS default.

Step-3: Please install the BIOS in the notebook.

Step-4: Reinstall power management.

Here are the steps to perform Power Drain:

1. Shut down the notebook.

2. Then unplug the AC adaptor and disconnect all the external devices connected to the notebook.

3. Turn the notebook upside down and remove battery from the notebook.

4. Then press and hold the power button for 60 seconds.

5. Then plug in AC adaptor and turn on the notebook (without battery).

6. Then shut down the notebook and plug in the battery (without AC Adaptor) and try to turn the notebook on.

7. Then shut down the notebook and plug in the battery and connect the battery and try to turn the notebook on.

Here are the steps for BIOS default:

1. Turn off the laptop.

2. Then press the power button to turn the notebook on and while turning on thelaptop keep taping F10 key.

3. If you see any popup windowselect NO (by right arrow key) and hit enter (skip the step if not necessary).

4. Then press F9 key. In the popup window select 'YES' and hit enter (Do you want to load defaultsettings).

5. Then press F10 key. In the pop up window select 'YES' and hit enter (To save changes and exit).

6. System restarts.


Here is an HP web link, from where you will be able to download theBIOS for your notebook: (Note:You need to install appropriate BIOS for your own notebook model)

Here are the steps for Reinstalling power management:

1). Click on Start and then Run.

2). Type the command "devmgmt.msc" in the Open: text box and thenhit the Enter key or click on the OK button.

3). Device Manager should display right away.


1). Click "Start", right-click on "My Computer" andclick on "Properties".

2). Click the "Hardware tab", and then click "DeviceManager".

3). Device Manager should display right away.

4). Click the plus (+) sign next to System Devices.

5). Right-click the ACPI Fixed Features button and  go to driver tab select Uninstall.

Restart the system.On restarting the system, Windows will automatically detect and installPower Management on the computer.


I hope, this troubleshooting would be useful for you guys




Re-engineering Nepal by apolitical approach

Posted by drsonyok on September 22, 2009 at 6:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Nepal needs to be re-engineered. In order to transform Nepal into prosperous nation, formulation of long term as well as short term development strategies with rational action plan based on the ideology of "post-partisanship" is needed. No matter, which party wins election,our long term strategies should be the same. Frequent change in plan creates stalemate situation in development process.

Development is our fundamental issue and it should not be entangled in political chaos. We deserve to be happier, healthier, and prosperous. And, we can no longer afford adversaries in nation making process simply due to the political parties, theirs leaders, and ideologies. Therefore, we need an apolitical approach in development plan in order to make better Nepal.


Do we need student organizations driven by specific political ideology?

Posted by drsonyok on August 3, 2009 at 4:17 AM Comments comments (0)


We need free student union (FSU) in universities, which is often called student government in USA, in order to make university better academic place but it should be apolitical. I don't mean not to involve in politics of national interest but its role should be limited to students? well being andother academic issues. I personally don't like present role of student organizations in Nepalese universities as an institution to produce political cadres.  Definitely, student organizations have played defining role in the movement for democracy and over-throwing century old kingship.However, after establishment of democracy, they are misleaded and confused about their responsibility in universities. Instead of focusing on students? progress, quality of education, and its impact on nation building process, they are acting as a ?hit man? of political parties.  Therefore, we are witnessing increased crime in colleges and universities. Gun fire, unnecessary strike, harassment and physical assault of professors and students of differing ideology, are becoming norm of our universities.

Colleges and universities are for building ethical and moral character and it also reflects development and progress of a nation. However, these places are becoming fighting arena for different political parties through their student organizations in our country.  This only leads to nowhere.  I still remember my second year (I.Sc.) of college life as a teenage student. I was just 17-18 years old and heavily involved in student politics. I must admit that I had no sound understanding of  political ideologies at the time. However, I fought election for so called ?FreeStudent Union? for the post of secretary. In fact, election for ?Free Student Union? is almost like an election of political parties. As a result, I almost derailedf rom my educational goal. I truly believe that this kind of election system for FSU, which is primarily driven by vested interest of political parties, only jeopardize the academic development of students and the universities. Furthermore, aftermath of election, FSU never work freely and independently.Winner organization, only care about the issue related to own organization and finally guided by the interest of their parent party. This is a root cause of violence and the involvement of student organizations more in politics rather than academics.

Finally, my argument is that it is the time to change traditional role of student organizations in Nepal. They must be able to detach from their parent party and develop mechanism to work greater good of students, academics, and nation. There should not be unhealthy competition among students? organizationdriven by specific political ideology in colleges and universities in order tocreate free and fair learning environment. This is a need of time and our motherland NEPAL?.


त्रिचन्द्र क्याम्पस प्रमूख कुटिए

Posted by drsonyok on August 3, 2009 at 3:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Again, this another regretful incident in academic institution. Everybody/politicalparties should condemn this type of activities and pledge not to repeat it again. Now a days, beating professors and doctors are becoming part of ourculture. We are losing our morals. we must make an end of this situation. No one is above the law; culprit must be severely punished and we must end impunity. We are human being and should always be above anypolitical ideology or groupism in order to create civilized society....



Population Migration from Village to City in Nepal

Posted by drsonyok on July 18, 2009 at 6:54 PM Comments comments (0)

Migration of people from village to city is becoming epidemic problemin Nepal. Without proper urban planning, it simply creates housingproblem in cities and livelihood issues in rural areas. And, bothhinders economic development of nation.

Danchi (団地) housing system implemented in postwar Japan could be a goodmodel for Nepal to manage the influx of people in urban and sub-urbanareas. Danchi is a multi-unit apartment complex and Kathmandu is anexcellent candidate for this housing system. Similarly, development ofresidential areas in villages make easy to develop infrastructures andprovide basic needs to people living in rural areas.

We have to revolutionize our agriculture practice for sustainabledevelopment of rural areas in order to minimize population migrationfrom village to city . Currently, our agriculture practice is still ina pre-medieval stage. People in village spend their time just keepingone cow and couple of goats (this is just an example)...or plantingsome small plots of land. This is just waste of time and their efforts.In order to increase productivity, agriculture practices should be donein large scale with modern techniques and equipments. The increase inproductivity and availability of basic services--housing, water,electricity, eduction, health etc., let them stay where they are, andeventually, help improve national economy.

मेरो प्रतीक्रिया: विधवालाई बिहे गरे आधा ला&#2

Posted by drsonyok on July 14, 2009 at 6:56 PM Comments comments (0)

आज दिउसो साथीहरु संग यसै बिषयमा हल्का कुराकानी पनि भयो। माई संसारको लेखअनि कमेन्टहरु पनि पढे। तर दु:ख लाग्दो कुरा हामी धेरै नेपालीहरु, यसमापनि शिछित बर्गमा, अझैपनि छुवाछुत जस्तो रुडीवादी सोचाइबाट ग्रसितमानसिकताले जरा गाडेको पाए। शिछित बर्गमा पनि माथिल्लो जात भन्ने सन्कुचितभावना अझै बिधमान रहेको महशुस गरे। पाक्कै पनी सामाजिक सुधार आन्दोलनमा योसानो आर्थिक सहयोग पर्याप्त नहोला तर पनि यसले दलित केटा वा केटि अथवाविधुवासंग बिवहा गरेको निहुमा घर र सामाज बाट तिरस्कृत हुनुपेको नबबिवाहित दम्पतिका लागि एउटा जीवन सुरु गर्ने आशा बन्न सक्छ।

सम्पन्न नेपाल अनि सभ्य नेपाली समाज निर्माण गर्न छुवाछुत जस्तो रुडीवादीसंस्कारको अन्त्य हुनै पर्छ। यस कुरामा कसैको पनि दुई मत नहोला।निश्चयपनि, वर्तमान समस्याको दिर्घकालिन निधानको लागी नेपालीको सामाजिकचेतनाको स्तर उकास्ने काम अनि दलितहरुको शैछिक स्तर तथा शिप अभिबृद्दीसाथै विधुवाहरुकोलागि सीप आर्जन र रोजगारीको अवसर आदी विषयहरुमा योजनाबनाई कार्यन्वयन गरिनु पर्छ। साथसाथै, छुवाछुत प्रर्थालाई बडुवा दिने रविधुवा विवाहलाई हतोत्साह गरिने बिरुद्द कडा कानुन को निर्माणगरी कडाइकासाथ लागू गरिनु पर्छ।

मलाई लग्छ, अन्तर जातिय विवाह, विशेसत दलितसंगको विवाह साथै विधुवासंगविवाह गर्नेहरु सामाजिक कुरिती बिरद्द जुद्दने नायक नायिका हुन। उनीहरुकोसम्मान अनी संरक्ष्यण गरिनु पर्छ। जसरी असल विधार्थी तथा चुनैतिपुणअनुशन्धानकर्तालाई स्कलरशिप या रिसर्च ग्रान्टले सहयोग गर्छ, त्यसैगरी यसप्रकारको आर्थिक सहयोगले ति दम्पतिहरुलाई नया जिवन जीउन सहयोग गर्नेछ।

वर्षौ देखि अपहेलनाको जातोमा पिसिदै आएको पिडा, अन्तर जातिय विवाह गरेरतिरस्कृत हुनुपेको वेदना, जनयुद्ध या अन्य कारणले बेलैमा सिन्धुर पुछिएकाचेलीहरुको वेदनामय धरातलमा उभिएर हामी सबैले एक चोटी सोचने हो की!!!!!

Happy New Year 2066 B.S.

Posted by drsonyok on April 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear all,

I would like to extend my best wishes for the peace, progress, and prosperity of Nepal and Nepalese on the occassion of Nepali New Year 2066 Bikram Samwat.


Desh Raj Sonyok

Las Cruces, NM 88001

First international symposium on

Posted by drsonyok on March 27, 2009 at 7:58 PM Comments comments (1)

Nepalese Students' Association (NeSA) at New Mexico State University (NMSU) organized its first international symposium on "Development Issues, Challenges, and Strategies for Nepal." Keynote speaker, Dr. Alok Bohora, Professor of Economics at University of New Mexico, highlighted the "smart village" concept of economic e-development in Nepal while addressing the current political transitions in Nepal. Similarly, the invited speakers Rachel Stevens, Associate professor at NMSU recounted her 5-month long research on Nepalese Arts and Sculpture of Patan, Lalitpur and Dr. Rajat Rajbhandari from Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), El Paso, delivered a talk on growing traffic congestion in Kathmandu and possible solutions via information technology.

In the mean while, other six speakers, mainly Ph. D. scholars, from NMSU and University of Texas, El Paso, presented their talks on wide range of issues. Marohang Limbu advocated for the place of World Englishes, including Nepanglish in the US academic writing while appraising the current traditions of teaching English as Second Language (ESL) by the US academia. Emphasizing on holistic education, Binod Gurung stated that education has changing roles in Nepal that should empower children and youth to meet 21st century personal, ecological, and market goals. The symposium coordinator Desh Raj Sonyok, revealing the possibility of the shortest Kathmandu-Hetauda Fast Track Highway which includes tunnels, mentioned that it can be as much as 75% shorter than the existing Prithvi highways and reduces 7-8 hours of travel time to 1-2 hours. Having involved in the Hydroelectricity sector in Nepal, Suresh Gautam, concluded that present day electricity crisis can only be resolved through strong commitment of implementing short term and long term action plans in Nepal. In the end, Kiran Spakota and Saran Rai discussed the health scenarios in Nepal and South Asia in general.

The program was chaired by Dr. Ram N. Acharya, Asst. professor at NMSU and facilitated by NeSA President Hikmat Bahadur B.C. Symposium coordinator, Mr. Sonyok, in his concluding remarks said ?The first conference has been acclaimed as a huge success in addressing development issues at the outset of reconstruction and political transition in Nepal.

Program coordinator
Desh Raj Sonyok

Schedule: Development Issues, Challenges, and Strategies for Nepal

Posted by drsonyok on March 21, 2009 at 8:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Presentation Schedule

Development Issues, Challenges, and Strategies for Nepal
Saturday, March 21, 2009
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

10:45 ? 11:00 Registration (O'Donnell Hall # 111, NMSU)
11:00 ? 11:10 Welcome and Opening Comments
President: Hikmat BC
Advisor: Ram N. Acharya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Session Chairperson: Ram N. Acharya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
11:10 ? 11:35 Decolonizing ESL Minds in Writing: Student Voice and Resistance as Power
Marohang Limbu, Ph.D. Student, University of Texas, El Paso
11:35 ? 12:00 Rachel Stevens and Sulav Studios: Art and Friendship in Southern Patan
Stevens Rachel, Associate Professor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
12:00 ? 12:25 Educating Nepalese Children and Youths: For Equity, Social Justice, Subjectivity and Creativity
Binod Gurung, Ph.D. Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
12:25 ? 13:10 Lunch Break

Session Chairperson: Hikmat BC, Ph.D. Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
13:10 ? 13:55 Creating Smart Villages Using Smart Design
Alok Bohara, Ph.D., Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
13:55 ? 14:20 Synopsis of Growing Urban Traffic Congestion in Nepal
Rajat Rajbhandari, Ph.D., Texas Transportation Institute, El Paso
14:20 ? 14:45 Kathmandu-Hetauda Fast Track Highway: Viable Alternative for Sustainable Transportation Network
Desh R. Sonyok, Ph.D. Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
14:45 ? 15:00 Break

Session Chairperson: Shiva Prasad Pokharel, Ph.D. Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
15:00 ? 15:25 Electricity in Nepal: Problems and Proposed Solutions
Suresh Gautam, Ph.D. Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
15:25 ? 15:50 Public Health Problems and Burden of Disease in Nepal: Challenges and Prospects
Kiran Sapkota, MPH Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
15:50 ? 16:15 Heart Disease in the South Asian Countries
Saran Rai, MPH Student, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Closing: Vote of Thanks by Program Coordinator, Desh Raj Sonyok

Contact for further detail:
Program Coordinator
Desh Raj Sonyok
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 575-202-1507

Development Issues, Challenges, and Strategies for Nepal

Posted by drsonyok on February 20, 2009 at 1:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Call for Papers

February 20, 2009

You are invited to submit paper to symposium on Development Issues, Challenges, and Strategies for Nepal, organized by Nepalese Students? Association (NeSA) at New Mexico State University. This conference will focus on current as well as future prospect of development strategies, policies, and related issues for the making of new Nepal.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: March 17, 2009
Notification to authors: March 19, 2009
Symposium date: March 21, 2009 (9:00 AM ? 5:00 PM)

Call for Paper Details:


Nepal is a recently declared federal democratic republic country after a decade long political turmoil. Nepalese people over threw more than two century long monarchy and also brought Maoist insurgent into political mainstream peacefully last year. Now, the country is in a verge of great social, cultural, and political transformation through the writing of new constitution. People are desperately looking for the making of prosperous new Nepal. However, development issues, challenges, and strategies are not yet clear. For example, Japan?s development strategies were based on industrial development and growth first strategies, while Nepal?s development strategies appears to be based on agricultural development and the priority of promoting equal living conditions but not yet clearly defined.

This one day symposium will provide opportunity to invitees and participants who have had closer look at the problems of Nepal, to focus on current state of development and the future strategies, issues, and challenges. Development in Nepal, as a nation of unique socio-cultural diversity with delicate geopolitics, is a complex phenomenon involving an interaction of economic, social, cultural, and geopolitical factors. Given the multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of study, NeSA welcomes contribution from different walk of life having interest in the development of Nepal, such as community, student, academia, scientists, engineers, politicians, etc.

Subject areas:

This one day symposium will cover major issues, challenges, and strategies for national development including education, politics, infrastructures, economics, and environment. The symposium will be divided into the following four sessions:

1. Development of health and education sector
2. Infrastructures, environment, science, and technology
3. Economic development strategies
4. Socio-politics and cultural transformation

Submission Guidelines:

Length of presentation

Each presenter will be provided total 20 minutes of presentation time and 5 - 10 minutes for discussions depending on availability of time.

Abstract submission and review panel

1. Each presenter required to submit 200 ? 500 words abstract. Two member review panel will review the abstract and recommend for acceptance with or without modification of the paper.
2. NeSA?s Research and Academic subcommittee reserves the right to accept and deny the paper based on the opinion of review panel.


Send your abstract to [email protected]

Authors interested to submit papers are advised to visit this link for the preparation of presentation:


Colfax (210), Corbett Center
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

We look forward to meeting you in New Mexico State University in March 2009.


Nepalese Students? Association
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

Program Coordinator:
Desh Raj Sonyok
[email protected]