Okay so generally I have gotten back OS s tons by disks and generally I use another computer to read the bad harddrive as a slave get my stuff saved put harddrive back wipe it s partition out then use back for Pavillion OS Help getting HP the format disk embedded on a Win XP disc to get it back and reload drivers programs info files But HP is different than the Help getting OS back for HP Pavillion Sony s Dell s and Fujitsus I usually Help getting OS back for HP Pavillion use They give no cd for the OS with their system and I m trying to get back a computer for Help getting OS back for HP Pavillion a friend Here s so far When slaving his harddrive it appears intact but I can t open two users and they are completely blank folders He tells me his daughter was saving a project but I can t find it so I d like to use a boot disk to log in safe made to have my friend see his files and have him or his daughter find them themselves before anything else I just see the Win XP even in safe or debugging mode go to start but get caught up forever in a loop on what usually is the user login screen So it s like it gets to the user login screen but offers no option to login I m not having luck with the boot disk it s extracted correctly to a floppy but it s won t run Win I m a total newb with the boot disk thing and honestly have never done it It was extracted correctly and is on the floppy When I went into BIOS and selected to run the floppy first it self extracted and appeared to be copying files When I reboot it lists options with CD support without cd support help file I select or and it just stays in DOS Prompt after installing the fake D drive on an A cursor When restarting I can t get I m new so is there a common step I m missing Do you just run a directory of in the background with a prompt and work with the ole directory system Any help is much appreciated nbsp
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I do nto know answers to a lot of the issues listed - however,
HP's often have a recovery section on the harddrive - hitting F10 as you boot should bring up the recovery menu.
hi all I tried taking battery off tried just charger etc but wont turn on could someone help on where to start to try find problem its got no hard drive in it as I bought it 2nd hand with out a hard drive in it .. thanks in advance
Do you see anything on the screen when you switch on? Any fan noise? It should start briefly then find the hard drive missing, as long as there is power(?)
I changed my microphone jack to an inline jack for a recording project, how do I change it back?
You may want to post your computers specs. Such as what os you have.
Unfortunately has been few years with no PC rig since I started working and carry notebook wherever I go. But I do remember the good old days where It was great to tweak the rig and squezze every Mhz our of every component. Unfortunately its not that much fun with a notebook
I have most of my components selected :
MSI Z97 MPOWER Max AC
Cooler Master V8 GTS
Corsair HX 1050
G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
SSDOCZ VERTEX 460A 480GB
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB
But Im wondering if this a good selection of motherboard / PSU / Memory
What do you guys think, considering I didnt overclock for quite few years now. I want easy but rock stable motherboard overclock..
Never been to keen on MSI mobos. Bad experience in the past I guess..
Hi, I'm having a problem with my Dell Latitude E6400. When I'm not using it for a while the screen goes black (like into a sleeping mode) like all computers and laptops do. But if it stays black for a little while, and when I go to get back on it and move the mouse around or press the keys the screen won't turn back on but the computer is running because the light on the keyboard are lit up and I can hear the fan running. The only way I can get the screen back on is if I shut it down by pressing the power button on my keyboard and turning it back on.
Can anyone please tell me what to do or what is wrong with it. That would be much appreciated. Thank you
Being thirteen doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about.
I have got a new desktop PC, which works fine with Ethernet but I am not able to connect through wireless.When I tried to connect to the broadband, it says error connecting to the Broadband connection
Error 651: The modem (or other connecting device) has reported error. However, same comnnection works very well with my vista home premium Dell Laptop.
Thanks in advance
How to reset TCP/IP by using the NetShell utility
Hello All I have a very odd issue here I have a fairly inexpensive Rosewill chiclet keyboard that I absolutely love I spilled coffee on it so I quickly unplugged it used a blow dryer on it with cool air I then let is air dry outside on a sunny day and when I was certain it was dried out I tried it It s perfect no issues That is until recently it started doing weird things such as pressing L makes the computer think I m pressing K thinks it s etc etc Now when I quickly unplug the keyboard and plug it back into the USB it comes back to functioning properly Rebooting also resolves this But usually once to times a day Keyboard characters USB in until types unplugged/plugged incorrect back it does this I play battlefield so it becomes very apparent that the keyboard is acting up when you press L to chat with your squad and it doesn t USB Keyboard types incorrect characters until unplugged/plugged back in bring up the chat screen Anyway here are some things I ve tried - Numlock is off - Different USB Port - Checked my region settings Now I assumed like I am sure a lot of you are that quot it must be the keyboard is shorted out in some way from the coffee quot Well it s a cheap enough keyboard that I love enough so I bought a new one Same thing keeps happening I try it on my other computer and neither keyboard seems to have this issue repeat I am not sure if it s just coincidence or not but it all started after I spilled the coffee I should note that none of my other USB devices are suffering from any weird glitches at least none that I notice The coffee also did not get anywhere near the desktop tower itself Only on the keyboard Thanks for any help nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/usb-keyboard-types-incorrect-characters-until-unplugged-plugged-back-in.199975/
As the tilte says my CPU is jumping to 100% usage for a few seconds then back to normal (40-50%) when playing games.
This is more noticeable when I'm streaming and is more frequent.
This happens when playing games and streaming but not when idle or internet use.
My CPU jumps to 100% use and causing a massive fps drop froim 45-50 to 6fps for the few seconds that it is at full load.
CPU - FX 8320 @4.4Ghz
Motherboard - Asrock 970 extreme 4
GPU - GTX 550ti (evga stock speeds)
12GB ram - 8gb crucial tracer tactical and 4gb corsair vengance
1tb WD Black for main storage and OS
1tb WD blue for recordings
264gb ssd's with DayZ on one and arma 2 on the other
any help would be great.
Alright, what's the process taking up 100% CPU?
It was on my PC - my recycling bin is empty - I did a system restore which brought back my internet connection back but it still says I am missing the my dLANdll.dll card. It shows up whenever I when I attempt to download the software for my newly purchased D-LINK wireless USB. I updated my software from Windows 8 to 8.1.....any thoughts of how I can recover it?
My computer battery was replaced by a family member and when I boot up my PC which took about 10 minutes instead of 30 seconds. I noticed that the 2 harddrives were displayed in the bios as raid drives. The 2 harddrives are SATA. However in Windows when I right click on My Computer and select Manage then Device Manager they appear as NTFS format.
I sure that this configuration has something to do with response.
I would appreciate any suggestions on how to restore my raid drive back to 2 harddrives under NTFS without loosing my data. I would prefer a software tool or a step by step solution since I am not comfortable with manually making changes to computer settings.
Thank you for your advice in advance to this frustrating problem
I am currently searching for a new PC case for my next upgrade. I bought a Seidon 120M Liquid CPU cooler with 120mm fan that I plan to use. ($29 after rebate. Couldn't pass it up.)
One case I'm scouting already has a 200mm fan in the top, so I'd have to vent my radiator out the rear of the case. A larger/more-expensive case with clearance to mount both the radiator and still have a separate exhaust fan is also an option, but money is tight.
Quick question: Is there any cooling improvement mounting the radiator up top vs the rear?
Rear probably has better airflow.
Ok. Here at work I have dual monitors set up and I never had any problems but started up a couple weeks ago. I checked the Drivers and they are working properly. I've tested the connections from the monitor to the computer and all fine. But my screen with randomly black out then turn back on. Sometimes it just flickers a couple seconds back and forth. I've researched this topic and I just can't seem to find a solution. I've thought that maybe there's something up with a BIOS setting, but I don't think that'd be a problem, except maybe if I had a 3rd monitor. But its really annoying, not really disturbing anything. Just very annoying. Any advice or ideas?
Just use process of elimination.
Look through event logs to see if graphics drivers crashed. Use one monitor. Try another monitor. Try another cable.
ok so last night well early morning hours my laptop started playing up sony vaio its screen went red while I was using it then it went back normal then about an hour later it went red again but this time it didn t go so shut down my laptop and started it up again but it was still red but this time there normal? :s red screen then and went went Laptop back why? was so lines on the screen so I just turned off my laptop and went to sleep am I was planning on telling my mum in the morning without her killing me so that she would take it into pc world and get it fixed but now I woke up am and I turned on my laptop I was praying at the same time lol and bam it starts normal no red screen everything is fine I was thinking should I still take it into pc world and have them take a look or should I leave it and also why did this happen s nbsp
I've had my desktop PC screen go red with a new AMD graphics card. In that case, it was a driver update and it was ok.
Maybe worth a shot...
I have lost my important and personal data on my SD card. As I tried to connect it to my Mac, it was asked to format, and I pressed it. So, now, all the data is lost. But, I know the lost data after formatting is not actually erased. It is still there and becomes inaccessible. Therefore, could you help me get it back? Any idea could be appreciated. Thank you!
Hmm as far as my knowledge goes, you cannot, I think mostly every website that offers to 'recover' any type of format is a virus in waiting, as for software goes you may wish for someone with more knowledge, the only safe way I can think of is expensive.
Data recovery is not always 100% so take into account you may pay and not get anything in return,
http://stellardatarecovery.co.uk/ Unsure they do SD or not, but it's more likely best to find one yourself so I cannot be held liable!
Hope this helped!
Hi,I when I connect the usb nano receiver of my mouse in one of the front ports of my cabinet it works fine,but when I put the nano receiver in one of the back ports ,the mouse lags!
Thanks in advance
I powered down the machine yesterday (Shut Down) and now this morning the computer will not boot.
When I try to boot the machine the BIOS screen does not appear, the HD light flickers on but then stays off. All other lights on the machine are on as normal. The fan kicks in within 30 seconds and sounds like it's running at maximum revs.
I did a hard reset and reseated the HD and the RAM and replaced the RTC battery without fixing the issue.
I will disassemble the unit and make sure the fan is not clogged, in the meantime does anyone have any thoughts ?
The motherboard has probably failed do to consistent overheating over time...
I have windows XP. There are instructions on the net to use NTBACKUP.MSI. Even though I downloaded the file the computer can't find the file.
Whats the best way to back up to a portable hard drive on a regular basis?
I also would like to back up my address book to the portable hard drive.
What email program are you using?
hello everyone !
im having this problem with my fairly new computer, my speakers work on the front panel, but when i insert the 3.5mm jack in the back panel it wont work.
in the realtek program im trying to change config. where it says
the jack is registered but i cant change it from line in to enything else , it sends error
playback/recording resource has been fully occupied!
can i even plug it in in the back or it must be in front ?
and here is the pic of back panel just for some more info.
and this is my pc
cmon people ! nobody has a solution ?
I recorded a program in HD60 on my Kodak Zx1. I watched a few minutes of the recording on a television, then stopped, planning to download it to my computer and edit it later. When I came back, the SD card read empty. I have no idea what happened.
I used Recuva on the SD card, and have come up with a few files, 2 of which appear to be my video - one is about 30 minutes long, the other, ten. But when I play the files,all I see is BLACK. The files are .mov files. I've tried to open the files in several programs, including Quicktime,but if they read at all, the screen comes up, the video is obviously playing ( the timer is moving), but there is nothing but black.
I'm hoping to much to be able to recover and play these files of my daughter singing. Can anyone help me?
It may be time to get another video camera. Today's smart phones do a good job taking video shots
I have a HP Pavillion dv5000 and would like to replace the cmos battery due to charging issues. I can't find the darn thing. I removed the keyboard and the wifi card and NO battery. I removed the ram sticks also to see and still no battery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Seems easy but you try lookin in this machine lol
Section 5.8 RTC Battery, page 5-16
I took pictures last night & this morning, but this afternoon - when I turn the camera on the lens goes in and out 3 or 4 times then I get a message on the screen that says turn camera off and back on. I have done that repeatedly, took out the battery, plugged the bettery into its charger, nothing works. I got this for Christmas just a couple years ago, so its not that old. What is going on? I need an answer ASAP. I have flown across the coutnry to see my brandnew grand son for the holiday weekend for the first time & now I can't take pictures! HELP! Please write sallies2 at the yahoo.
Sony camera problem.
This could be happening for several reasons. The camera could have a software /firmware fault, or it could be a problem with something preventing the lens from moving as it should.
But it's just as likely to be the Li-ion battery not holding a charge as it used to.
If you have a mains adapter, try that instead of the battery, see if it works then.
You may need to buy a new battery, as they don't last for more than a couple of years, especially with heavy use.
If you can get the screen on using the mains adapter, go into the menu and do a 'factory reset'. Take the memory stick out first.
All faults are repairable, but you would do well to get a quote first, as a new camera may be cheaper, (unfortunately).
The pictures on your memory stick are not affected by camera faults, as a rule, but if you have another one, try it, just in case there is a problem with the edge connector on it.
I have a Hp Pavilion with a 4.2 score, AMD Turion II P560 Dual-Core 2.50GHz, 4gb ram 300 gb storage, and a AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. I can play games like minecraft well on High performance and HD, 3D graphics but I want to play more games like Battlefield and Black Ops, MW2 MW3 -Beta. I use Game booster but it only seems to end my processes, how can i run my laptop to be faster for gaming without lag?
go into battery settings and change to high performance, also most the time with laptops specs dont handle like there advertised due to battery and "saving space" issues. On top of that just try doing the normal, clear off empty hdd space, and use a good defrag program like auslogics and optimize to read the data faster. Trust me gaming is hard enough with just BF2 on my dinosaur of a laptop stuck to windowed resolutions of 800x600
it possible to place a ATI Radeon HD 5750 in a HP pavillion slimline?
I want to know because i just bought just cause 2 for pc and i dont have the right Graphics card so im planning to buy the graphics card.
btw im 13 so i cant afford everything.
thanks for your help
UPDATE: the version of the PC is S3330f
From the information I could gather 8800GT is 9" long and roughly 4.7" high. Whereas, this XFX HD 5750 is 7.9" by 4.4". So if these measurements are true to your existing system, you should be ok with this card.
This is the strangest problem some Pavillion work don't TX2500, keys HP that I have ever run into The computer is less than years old the motherboard has been replaced once already Some of the keys on the keyboard do not work The keys that do work output in all caps when the caps lock is off and output in lower case when caps lock is on This HP Pavillion TX2500, some keys don't work is what I have tried already Uninstall the keyboard and drivers in device manager Scanned for viruses and malware-Negative Tried the battery removal power cord out press power to discharge the capacitors and still no good Tried a USB keyboard and a different set of keys don t work Tried the keyboard on my HTC Thunderbolt while connected using Gmote and even less keys work Tried a system restore and a clean install of Ubuntu Same nonsense Removed the keyboard from the laptop and re-seated the connector Now my head hurts Does anyone have any ideas that I have not tried I m thinking it s the motherboard keyboard controller which means I am not replacing the motherboard in this thing again UUGGhh Thank you very much in advance nbsp
Bought a replacement keyboard and it did not work, which I expected. The keyboard was $56 from HP. I am returning it and they are charging me $25 restocking fee! Almost 50%...
HP sucks! I think it's time for a Macbook!!
Last night when I logged in to Rapidahare, I realised all or most of my files were gone, and there are some important files I need to retrive it, and I had already contacted Rapidshare about this, their reply was :
However, maybe you find the files in the Trash Folder in your account. If they
are deleted, there is no way to recover deleted files.
I'm sorry for the inconvenienc
can anyone tell me how to retrive the files and to find out the date the files were deleted? or also the ip address
Maybe one of your family or friends that you share data with deleted your files...
So I've just stepped in the door from a trip to monroe LA. Helping my dad get his dealership ready for a buyer. I've been resorting to trying to stay active on the forums by using my mobile device. Anyway, the lamp in my 305T is dead. Yay me. Warranty is gone so I'm thinking of replacing the lcd completely or repairing. Is it worth paying 489 usd to have the lamp replaced or are there any good suggestions out there for a new large format high resolution lcd?
Some say a thirty inch monitor is overkill . . . but why is that a bad thing?
Are you going to be able to let someone up-sell you *One* again
Is it worth paying 489 usd to have the lamp replacedClick to expand...
If you find somewhere that ships back-lights for SyncMaster monitors to AUS could you please post the link?
A few hours ago why running a few programs and things nothing that taxing like a game or anything my computer randomly shut down Now when (BIOS/startup loop malfunction?) dv3150nr HP Pavillion boot I tried to reboot it or when it restarted itself im not too sure It would flash a blank DOS window with a blinking quot quot for - seconds then go to the HP BIOS screen and remain there for a few seconds HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?) At HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?) the point in which it would normally go to the next screen and start loading windows it instead started the booting process all over and went back to the BIOS screen and would do this continually until i pressed the power button and shut it off I have no idea what is the problem and how to fix it I ran the memory and other daignostics in the bios and they did not come up with any errors My antivirus expired not too long ago but i dont think a virus could do this I did at one time get a message something like this quot Primary internal Battery storage capacity of battery very low replace battery But that make have been a fluke caused by me trying to perform a quot hard reset quot by removing the battery and draining the remaining power in the notebook I am no longer under warranty By days Doesn t this always happen and I m at a loss for what to do I may still be able to boot from a disk but before I try anything like that I need to understand what is causing the problem and how best to fix it Any help would be appreciated Notebook stats pretty much the only thing I m able to access in the bios besides diagnostic tests Notebook model HP Pavillion dv Notebook PC Windows Vista SYSTEM BOARD ID PROCESSOR TYPE INTEL CORE DUO CPU P GHz Total Memory MB BIOS Version F nbsp
The primary internal battery might be the motherboard CMOS battery. Sounds like the hard drive may have gone bad... Once you get the laptop to boot, you can address the weak CMOS battery. Can you get into the boot devices in the bios at all?
Hi I need to replace a screen on the above laptop - however I am unsure which screen I need - there seems to be one with a dual back light - and a 17.3" screen size as wellas the 17" - any ideas how I could find out which part I need ?
Look on the back of the screen itself there should be some numbers on the back of the screen type model number from the back of the screen into google or eBay that will give you the correct screen.
my lap top freezes when i turn it on. the only thing i get is a black screen with hp invent in the middle. i put a disc in with windows xp home edition on it to try to swipe the computer but when i turn it on i cant even get to boot from disc. any ideas?
That unit is old enough to have begun some problems with the hard drive... or heat from dust, dirt, fiber...
Clean out thoroughly with canned air and denatured alcohol.
Can you put the drive in an external USB enclosure to see if you can access the data on another computer? If so, look for the SMART test results.
HP has used in that model Hitachi, Samsung, Western Digital, and Seagate... so it would be helpful to know more about the hard drive installed.
Luckily hard drives are very low cost nowadays... so I would look for another at Frys, NewEgg, Directron, CDW, Zipzoomfly, or other supplier and see if you can install windows to it... If you need help, let us know.
But there have been a lot of system board failure reports... due to excess heat.
What is the age of that laptop and components.?
i have an hp pavillion dv 6 entertainment notebook ? can i enhance it with new 3 d card?? it has a built it mobile chip set !
General speaking, you cannot upgrade the video card or GPU in a laptop.
my laptop stopped picking up wireless network, it wont' recognized the wireless assistant, I tried every possible solution online (updating bios, reinstalling the drivers, changed the network card) and still nothing. any suggestions? will buying a usb wireless adapter give me the option to connect to wireless networks?
Welcome to the club and I don't say that sarcastically; I feel your pain. This is quite a well known problem with HP's DV 6000 series; a series that had MAJOR failures with their motherboards due to poor cooling. Their 9000 series also had epic fails. One tech guy that I know told me that in their shop the wireless card failing was the beginning sign of motherboard issues.
Its not your wireless card per se though. I speak from personal experience as my daughter's wireless connection died as well. I even replaced the card and it still didn't work. I also did everything you mentioned plus I followed HP's instructions. I even contacted them and the cost to fix was rediculous. They even said it most likely is a motherboard issue after I did everything they instructed to resolve the issue.
So to answer your last question: Yes, a USB wireless adapter will work. It did for my daughter and we hope this system will last us till she graduates this coming May.
I have two DVD drivers one is a HP DVD i Sata and the other is a HP DVD i Sata The HP DVD i reads the original DVD and the back-Up game DVD just fine while the HP DVD i only reads the original DVD When i put the back-up DVD in the HP DVD i it sees it has a blank disk I now the HP DVD i has read this back-up DVD before because i used it all the time before i got the newer HP DVD i The game is The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion and before someone comes in here and calls me a pirate look at my games on steam dustin ds games Edit i just went through about dvds most of them was original DVD s and some was back-Up DVD s All of the original DVD s worked just find and some of the back-Up DVD s work fine the ones that didnt DVD read drive DVD back-up game won't work were all Menorex brand Edit Taking the drive DVD drive won't read back-up game DVD apart to clean it didn t help either nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dvd-drive-wont-read-back-up-game-dvd.153249/
I am currently trying to fix an Acer laptop for a friend of mine and from what I can tell it looks as if her laptop continues to reset itself back to its original settings. For example, the desktop background goes back to the slandered picture, desktop icons that were once there are gone and programs have to be reinstalled. Neither of us have an exact cause for this issue, except she did mention how she had a router problem within the last week, but I wouldn't see how that would constantly be affecting the laptop itself when the router has been fixed. Every day the computer resets itself and its becoming a frustrating task for her and she's just about given up on it.
Is there, perhaps, a control I could change? Could it be a possible virus or malware issue?
Please help, I'm becoming a little desperate for help myself.
Hi all this is my first time here so hopefully i will be able sound on HP found dv6618ca Pavillion No to be successful for what i am here My problem is with my PC NOT having any SOUND at all The sound symbol No sound found on HP Pavillion dv6618ca on the right hand corner of the screen has an X mark over it and when i move the mouse over it it No sound found on HP Pavillion dv6618ca says quot No audio output device is installed quot This is what i tried to fix from reading all the other similar posts on net -I tried to restore my Pc to an Earliest point or b this problem occured and it didn t seem to fix the problem at all -I went to the HP software hardware site to install the audio software and it didn t work either once the installation was about to complete it would display a message saying quot Installation failed no MEDIA device is installed for this driver - I also read people saying go to Device Manager and update the Audio sound n so on thing BUT there is no Such thing as audio or such similar terms to click on and install update it -so i decided to REFORMAT my PC maybe that will fix it I even reformatted the PC BUT STILL NO SOUND -so i tried to go back to the HP s website to install the audio software and it gave the same message again I recently spend alot of money trying to get the fan fixed and new battery now i dont wanna end spending more on this sound I am hoping someone would really help me out and i really appretiate it thanks a bunch in advance nbsp
It almost sounds as though Windows no longer detects a sound card....
Check your BIOS. Is there any setting Enable / Disable Onboard Audio?
Report on any BIOS settings, then Generate a Problem Device report
Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
Generate and attach a DirectX report
click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
I own a Hp Pavillion dv6700 laptop and recently it wouldn't turn on for more than a few seconds. I tried troubleshooting by removing the battery and turning it on just with the powersupply, no difference. Vice versa.
I purchased another charger to see if that would help. Despite trying different combinations with chargers, batter in/out, the computer still only turns on for a few seconds(nothing comes up on the screen) and then turns itself off.
Reading some other forums similiar to this problem has yielded no help.
Another thing - the port that I plug the power supply into it seems like the cord can move around a bit.
i created a bootable usb flash drive for dell diagnostics using my 4gb pendrive. after creation the size reduced to 1.96 gb. it was mentioned that after reformating the size will be back to normal. but even after reformatting nothin happened. can anyone plz tell me how to get back my initial capacity of 4 gb
if you have already reformatted (ie deleted the bootable info), then
get the Disk Manager
delete the partition(s)
add ONE partition
I want to back up my computer, so I went to START ... ALL PROGRAMS ... ACCESSORIES ... SYSTEM TOOLS ... and there is no option for backup. I tried going to CONTROL PANEL ... PERFORMANCE AND MAINTENANCE ... and there was no option there either. Advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
I'd recommend using third party backup software.
And as a comment, don't put your backups in the same place as the computer you backed up.
I am at my wits end with this computer We received it yesterday at pm and tried Pavillion on "new" disconnected Winsock error/media HP refurbished for hours to get it connected to the internet with no luck Winsock error/media disconnected on "new" refurbished HP Pavillion We have another laptop ipod touch PS and Wii all connected to the same router with no problems I have tried just about everything you can possibly imagine I even tried downloading a program that says it fixes winsock errors and it couldn t find anything wrong The computer has nothing on Winsock error/media disconnected on "new" refurbished HP Pavillion it so any scans I have run turn up no problems The computer shows that the wireless card is working correctly and the computer can find all available networks just cannot connect When I try to go to a website and then troubleshoot I get this info Error attempting to validate the Winsock base providers Not all base service provider entries could be found in the winsock catalog A reset is needed already tried a reset When you try ipconfig it shows quot media disconnected quot I don t know what to do anymore nbsp
We figured it out finally. We had to reset the router to factory settings and then connect the hp laptop first and now everything is online.
Once again this beginner on the computer is having a problem, to make things easier I am not upset at being guided to a tuturial or another site... I am greatful for any and all help. PROBLEM ... I did a system restore and I was FINALLY able to get back almost 100% of my pictures and data files, now the problem is when I try to open them it says "preview not available" and I do not know what to do .... I also had a few movies that I had created and can not open them.... any advice from you folks.... you have been so fantastic with my other problems, I invite you all to Kansas for a beer ..... thank you Nashkan (Dan)
When I formatted my W2k computer and upgraded to XP Pro years ago i woke up in the middle of the night and realized one CD wasn't big enough to hold all my photos. I had many GBs of photos. I bought a program ($30 to 35) called Active Undelete. found at:
And after many hours of scanning I actually restored all my photos where there were none when I started.
I found out formatting doesn't really remove data!
ok so i have a dv hp pavillion with win vista home premium actually the laptop is a series but that shouldnt matter to much just for some of you to pinpoint the problem more accurately First of all thanks for reading and trying to diagnose this wierd problem Problem is as states i originally found a problem with my laptop shortly turning it off one day the problem was that when i closed the lid on the laptop shortly after it would shut down as in not sleep but i could hear the hdd awkardly turn on hear the fan then it would kick off and power problem hp pavillion Laptop lid dv9000 i could hear the hdd loose power like if you were to unplug a from a usb connection passed it as a power issue and quickly went into the power settings to make sure that hybrid hybernation was turned off that sleep was the only option for lid Laptop dv9000 hp pavillion lid power problem closings and there were no timers on and everything is how it should have been and dismissed the problem once again shortly after noticing this problem it the power issue when i close the lid became more of an instant thing like it would try to sleep only to have the computer go into a state loosing power all together as i shut the lid or something to that effect so i thought that the lid option or some sys driver may have failed or became corrupt over several years of using my laptop so i decided to venture into the old manual and box get the system restore disks and proceed unfortuantely this didnt fix the problem either so i have elimenated several things so far one itts not the power options two its not the OS itself so i thought it may be something else and started to just shut the computer down when i had to close the lid but to my suprise even if i shut the comptuer down via the Fn Fx button or the start shutdown option and waited untill the computer fully shut down and then closed the lid it still did the same thing as i would close the lid it would power on only briefly then shut off as if it would totally loose power so now i am at a standstill and am asking for some help as i have no idea what this is other than the lid switch or something more familiar with these laptop models and it being something more of the internal hardware any help will work and i can post any type of diagnostic data needed thanks ps the laptop is officially a dv cl with a C D ghz processor gb of ddr mhz two hdds one has been replaced the os drive a gb wd black mb cache and the second is the factory installed hitatchi gb storage drive both independent from each other nbsp
Have you tried restoring the laptop to the original purchased state? Or even doing a Windows Restore to an earlier time?
Just built a new computer swapped my radeon out of my old dell which never ever had problems with each other and put it in this computer Now my monitors go into standby at random times and the only way to bring them back is by shutting off the computer From what and back Stand go can't come By into Monitors I ve read this is a common problem with no clear cut solution What i ve done uninstalled and reinstalled latest driver put the card back in my dell with both monitors ran fine Monitors go into Stand By and can't come back no problems Ran Furmark I guess my card starts at about celsius which is high but should be tolerable for this card I don t think it s the driver or power supply w I doubt it s heat because my computer runs pretty cool although this is possible It Monitors go into Stand By and can't come back s not the monitors or their chords connectors It s not a windows setting as everything is set to ALWAYS ON The graphics card is not even a year old Any suggestions -Tom Intel i ghz Duo core Intel DH tc mobo tb Hitachi HD rpm gb DDR ram w power supply unit ATI Radeon HD mb DDR x in LCD monitors WinXP HE SP nbsp
So far, I've updated my mobo's bios. No difference, problem still there.
I increased fan speed of my GPU with Catalyst Control Center. Temp cooled down alot, but problem still there.
I ran COD:WAW with CCC open on my 2nd monitor to watch the temp. Working 99% the GPU hit 79C and the monitors went to standby. However, right before they went to standby, it sounded as if the graphics card turned off. Fans were still spinning, hard drives on, but monitors on standby.
This was never a problem in my 5yr old dell with lousy circulation.
Doesn't anyone know what this means?
Hey everyone New to the forum and have a situation here I built a rig but the problem I am having is whenever I play certain games then shutdown power on Random back ie Prototype L D GRID the computer would most of the time in random places shut down completely as if someone held the power button and then about Random shutdown then power back on - seconds Random shutdown then power back on later power back up and do the normal load The thing is that it does the exact same thing when I change the RAM setting in BIOS I have the option on picking the speed and etc And when I change the RAM speed and click F to save and exit shuts down and then powers back up not a normal restart all the fans etc stop running And that only happens with the ram speed I can change ANYTHING else in the BIOS and that will not happen I did a memtest on the ram each stick separately and did about - passes on each no errors I am stumped I have been in contact with ASUS and so far no one was able to tell me anything My mobo is an ASUS P T WS Revolution and I am using CORSAIR XMS DDR SDRAM DDR PC full name CORSAIR XMS GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR X G C I would post a link but it won t let me need more posts lol It does that on some games but games like Crysis for example everything on high and no problem But on Prototype there is one specific area where it will shutdown few seconds before getting to it or a few seconds after In L D its random might not happen for a week might happen a few times an hour so ANY help would be much much appreciated nbsp
What power supply do you have?
It's normal for motherboards to reboot after changing RAM settings, mine does.
The reason your machine may turn back on, is that it may be set to reboot after a power failure. If your power supply is shutting down because it's being overloaded, the motherboard sees that as power failure.
I have an EVGA 750i SLI FTW motherboard and recently (after moving the motherboard to a different case) there is no sound coming from the rear ports. When I connect headphones to the front, the sound works. Is it a sound card problem (I'm using the integrated card)? It's not a big deal, I can just pick up one for 20-30 bucks but I just want to know the problem beforehand. Thanks in advance.
the front ports are most-likely canceling out the rear ports, unless you've dealt with a similar setup that worked fine.
Base System Device
PCI BUS2 Device 5 Function 2
PCI BUS2 Device 5 Function 3
PCI Bus 0 Device 1 Function 3
Thanks In Advance
Please give a lot more detail as to computer, configuration, and problem.
Hello I have a question I have a BFG power supply for my desktop that is rated at Watts ATX V EPS V BFG model BFGR WPSU I have a APC Back-Ups power supply battery backups that is rated at Watts VA the rating both for output power capacity amp max configurable power APC model BE BB Obviously the desktops power supply cord is connected and drawing power from the power supply battery backups for battery backup reasons My inch LCD monitor is also connected to this power supply batter backups as well My desktop computer has Intel Core Quad processor only NVIDIA graphics card Creative X-Fi Sound Card other PCI cards installed DVD burner drives floppy drive hard drives internal fans CPU fan Do With ...Between Have I Issues Watts? Back-Ups? Supply Power Battery & Now this is my concern Do I have issues here concerning my Watts even serious issues I am not trained and know very little about electricity but the Watts of my power supply battery backups is almost half that needed for the Watts for my desktop power supply Just tonight I have discovered this possible issue I have been using this BFG power supply for a long time now and have had it plugged into this battery backup system for a long time as well To date I have not had any issues The computer has run just fine I may be overreacting or I may be NOT Please comment and state facts about my situation if I do indeed have an issue Also if you have any solutions to an issue please help me Thanks nbsp
Why don't you go here (Antec PSU calculator) , http://www.antec.outervision.com/ ,plug in your system specs, and you'll likely be able to answer your own question.
I've attached my dxdiag file.
Ive got about 200$'s to spend on an upgrade, and i wanted to know what I should upgrade to make the most difference in performance for running games like Prototype, or Bioshock 2. I usually stick with Intel and Geforce for a video card and cpu.
Hope this the right place to post this type of question.
If your not concerned with the upcoming DX11 games
If you are.
I installed my c: drive (single disk RAID) and a couple of data drives (also single disk RAID) as "RAID" rather than "Enhanced IDE" under Win 7 64-bit.
Can I take the drives back to Enhanced IDE without wiping out the contents, obviously, especially the c: drive?
Thanks for any info. I've never tried this before.
You re gonna love this one no ANY 6000 now HP display of gone. Disabled recognition driver, Pavillion graphics Lots of quirks along the way So get a laptop from my mom HP Pavillion 6000 display gone. Disabled driver, now no recognition of ANY graphics It was her old one It had been wiped clean It came preloaded with Vista she put XP on it and got frustrated and gave it HP Pavillion 6000 display gone. Disabled driver, now no recognition of ANY graphics to me All the drivers worked great except the graphics driver From searching it appears to be an NVidia Go series Believe I tried the full install from NVidia and the short driver install from HP the only one for this laptop no luck Keeps telling me no drivers are HP Pavillion 6000 display gone. Disabled driver, now no recognition of ANY graphics recognized In my hissy fit I turned off the vgasafe in properties gt Settings gt Advanced gt Monitor Okay no graphics at all Runs great still I use narrator and go into the same settings but as I go through I hear my monkey man speak out that the resolution is x x with no options I continue to advanced where there s nothing The advanced button no longer works So I head to the run command and bring up the Device Manager to enable that way Display Adapter is gone completely I even did a walkthrough to enable from the display Device Manager I try all the boot modes my BIOS has no area for graphics settings Safe with out command sticks at mup sys The other modes leave me black screened I go back in try to install basic and NVidia drivers from a CDRom with Narrator s help again Still says no hardware for NVidia found and the other kept erroring out Here s the quirks I have no Win CD I just got it Ma trashed the disc when I took the laptop and it s XP Home which meant I needed to burn a disc before it died Even so it seems the Recovery solution hasn t worked in the very limited info I ve been Googling for the last hours Display adapter is completely missing Advanced button in the desktop settings doesn t go anywhere I would install my copy of Win XP Pro to get it going but from again the limited info this does not fix the problem either Is the only solution at this point to completely reformat with my own Win XP From there it still seems that the drivers never worked with XP even though HP says they do Am I stuck forever in cheesy blur mode if I stick with XP Thanks in advance hopefully there s some more detailed advice here than what I ve been able to find nbsp
it seams to me what you need to to do is reinstall windows vista and then go from there, if you have some money then go buy windows 7
I have a small network comprising an IMac GB a MacBook Pro good double solution back up Need GB and a PC GB with the PC connected to an external backup drive of Need good double back up solution GB With the external backup being smaller than the total capacity of my machines I m obviously having trouble So I ve bought an additional TB drive which is also connected to the PC I try not to keep any critical data on any machine but network error or user error does occasionally Need good double back up solution leave critical data in the wrong place Time machine or alternative PC based syncing software seems to back up from A to B but I need to backup A B C to D and then to E where D holds all critical data and E holds a back up of all critical data and also a vast amount of non critical information I m really stuck trying to find the most robust and elegant backup Need good double back up solution solution - what I have is clumsy and manual and that s no good when you re tying to protect client data against hardware failure and user error Can you help with a better solution nbsp
For XP: Start > Run > Ntbackup.exe
For Vista (I have done this)
Copying the files XP backup program to Vista
In order to copy files for XP?s Backup Utility, you need access to a working installation of XP Pro. You will then fire up Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Once there, you will need to locate the following files:
Ntbackup.exe ? Windows Backup Utility executable
Ntmsapi.dll ? Removable Storage Public Interfaces
Vssapi.dll ? Volume Shadow Coy Requestor/Writer
You can then copy them to a folder on a USB drive for easy transport over to a Vista system
Enabling the Removable Storage Management system
Now that you have the files necessary to run XP?s Backup Utility on your Vista system, you need to enable the Removable Storage Management system. To do so, access the Control Panel, select Programs, and then click Turn Windows Features On or Off. When you do, you will encounter a UAC and will have to deal with it appropriately.
When the Windows Features dialog box appears, scroll through the list, and locate and select the Removable Storage Management check box
I've looked over the posts and can find no previous post on this subject.
I have a Compaq FP5315 LCD monitor. I can't get the back off. I've found the fours screws (two recessed above the base and two in the bottom corners) and what I think are pressure release clips inside slots in the bottom edge. I've peeled back the label on the center of the back and found what looks like a molding sprew or a glued in plastic plug.This doesn't seem to come out.
Something is still holding this back on. Can any of you assist me?
I've found a user manual and a repair manual. but neither has the dis-assembly instructions.
I'd appreciate any guidance that any of you can provide.
Use a large flat-blade screwdriver, and press it firmly in the crack between the front and back plastic housings. Carefully release the plastic retainers. You might have to twist the screwdriver a bit, but be careful not to mar or crack the plastic too much
my custom build system ADM phenom II X processor with stock cooler gb G Skill DDR memory turned back on PC shut again once, never but off, sticks Western Digital HD LG x dvd burner GIGABYTE GA-MA X-UD P mobo Rocketfish W PSU EVGA GT GPA Windows home premium PC shut off, turned back on once, but never again All the parts are brand new except for the GT and the W rocketfish PSU which I extracted from my old build and it has been working fine all along until it shuts off when it was idling left it on before I went to bed woke up and PC was off I was able to turn it back on once the PC worked fine for a week then shut down again while I was browsing the web I tried to turn it back on the lights came on and fan spun for seconds then everything shut down again Then I wasnt able to boot it at all no power no fan no light I tried disconnecting reconnect each part including the power cord still no boot Then after couple of tries I was able to turn it on again I dont know what did it Couple of days later PC shut off again and now it wont turn on no matter what I did I tested the PSU by shorting the pin with paper clip fan spin for a second then stops the PSU is not plugged into anything So I thought it might be the motherboard thats defected But after I connected the PSU to another PC the mobo uses pin connector so I used the pin gt pin adpator the light on the mobo came on but no power cant boot and the light at ethernet port was not on If the PSU was fine why wouldnt my second PC boot Now I dont know if the problem is the PSU or the mobo My other PSU only has pin connector so I cannot test it on my mobo I would like to know if the source of the problem is the mobo or PSU before I buy a replacement thanks Update I did another test on the power supply with everything plugged in except the pin everything light up and PSU doesnt shut off Does this mean PSU is working fine Is it the mobo thats defective or is the PSU not giving enough power O O Im so confused nbsp
Power supplies are less expensive than motherboards. For this reason, try another power supply first
hi my name is thomas has anyone come across this fault
hp pavillion dv 6500 blank screen
It is an issue that has been reported before. How old is your DV6500? And what is the model number from the label on the back?
My HP Pavillion Laptop has stopped booting. I only get the blue powerlights to flash briefly once. I have tried removing the battery, disconnecting the bios battery - all to no avail.
Following hp's troubleshooting guides, this points to a cpu failure - is it worth replacing the CPU (AMD) - or does the whole motherboard need replacing.
There have been huge issues with that series of HP laptops... I suggest you call HP and discuss the problem. HP has recently admitted some of these problems and has accommodated some owners with repairs, even out of warranty repairs.
It is my understanding that it is a motherboard problem, and the CPU is fine... but my info is all second hand... so call HP and be persistent.
When I boot up my laptop the start up text appears on the screen but Light error? Back or LCD Windows as soon as Windows begins to load the screen goes black Connecting a second monitor show everything running like it shoud and there seems to be no other LCD Back Light or Windows error? problem LCD Back Light or Windows error? with my computer Is this the back light or is there something in Windows I can look at I have check drivers etc and I have made sure that both monitors are activated and have clicked on the quot Extend desktop to this monitor quot in the properties The first time this happened the Geek at Best Buy said it was the back light I don t know if he would just say that to get the work or if it was true The other problem with going to these places is they want to wipe your hard drive as the first step no matter what you are there for When I made him write quot Do not wipe the drive quot on the repair contract he nearly didn t take the computer I ll do it myself this time if I can get some confirmation from someone My Lap Top Toshiba Satellite M- S Gb Ram GHz Windows XP Home Version SP Thanks for your intput Scott nbsp
Toshiba has been having a lot of problems with that laptop, and the replacement of the inverter card is not a good fix. Can you trade it for a different model, as this is the second failure.
You are almost certain to have it go out again. This costs Best Buy money as well.
Shoot for a replacement with a different model.
I recently had to replace the mother board in my HP Pavillion a620n because of a nearby lightning strike. The replacement was done by a certified technician. Now when I shut the PC down I must turn off the powe strip it is connected to, turn the power stip back on and then press the power button on the top right of the PC case.
Prior to the replacement all I had to do was press the power buitton. I have checked all power settings etc and they are correct.
When I turn the power strip back on the hard drive accesss light flickers, the DVD drive light flashes and the fan start. I then pust the power button and the computer boots.
The power supply is the first piece of hardware to be hit by a power surge. it also may have been damaged
hey guys...i bought a dell about 3 years ago and was happy with it until the dell guy i called said i couldnt upgrade my psu for an upgraded graphics card i wanted so i said scew him and started looking into building my own..i did lots of research and read lots of forums, how tos, and guids. so besides that no one helped me with putting a masterpice together...i know it was a long time ago but i was just curious as to how i did and if i did something wrong and what would you have done.
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @3.16GHz OC to 4.05GHz
Mobo - IP35 Pro
Memory - 2x2 Corsair PC2-6400 DDR2
Graphics card - Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS 512
Network card - Killer NIC Network Adapter
Sound card - Creative SB X-Fi
Hard Drive - i just put the one from my dell
I use the same motherboard and I love it... other than that, if it works for you. it is great!
I just got a new computer It worked just fine but it only came with Mb of RAM I needed to know what kind it was so i could buy more so i and won't in RAM out display it anything Monitor after pulling back putting opened the case took the proper precautions against ESD pulled the RAM out to check it then i put it back in The monitor now only shows the yellow standby light and when I turn it on it says quot going to sleep quot but the computer seems to start up ok fans spin and lights come on I have tried different monitors a different video card I ve reset CMOS I changed the input settings on the monitor nothing has worked The only thing i can think of is i somehow fried the RAM with ESD or i fried the mobo despited Monitor won't display anything after pulling out RAM and putting it back in my precautions I m going to buy more RAM to see if that will help If anyone has any ideas that d be great cause i m fresh out nbsp
Try putting the RAM on a different slot, and if you can clean the slots with compressed air.
I purchased an external hard drive to back up my files. However, I keep getting an error msg about the files being too large. I think this has to do with the format of the hard drive.
Instead of going through a backup program, can't I just do a copy/paste on the files I want to back up? That is how I would do it when I put files on CD, so won't this work on an external hard drive?
Thank you! Maggie
What operating system are you using? Have you formatted and partitioned your hard drive?
If you right click on my computer and select manage, then disk management, then pick your external drive, right click for format and partition options. Please note.. this will delete all existing data on your external.
This alll presumes you are running windows
Hope this helps.
Captured an LP to HDD thru amp hooked to SB X-Fi card using Nero Wave editor Cleaned up the clicks amp crackle w Wave Ed amp saved using after CDA are cleaned to Nero back Clicks 9 files WAV using burn quot Save Tracks as Files quot option as wav When listen to those cleaned WAV files directly from HDD even w headphones very little noise is audible - to me When create an Audio CD compilation w Burning ROM amp select same exact files I just listened to burn as audio CDA the clicks are back when play CD Played it on different players Clicks are back after burn cleaned WAV files to CDA using Nero 9 PC - same clicking Ran the original ripped wav files back Clicks are back after burn cleaned WAV files to CDA using Nero 9 through Declicking Decrackling in Wave Ed increasing amount of noise to remove saved to diff folder Tried burning another compilation - same clicking is back after burn CD nd batch of cleaned files still sound very clean straight off HDD using Media Player If I listen to st nd burned CD w WMP in the same DVD burner used to BURN it w Nero clicks are quite audible What s going on when some much of cleaned noise comes back when files are burned from WAV to CDA format Thanks nbsp
This is just a guess but here goes. A .wav file is much smaller (more compressed) than an equivalent .cda file. (Which I believe is PCM). When the file is converted, data must be "added". The conversion algorithm may be inadvertently re-adding dynamic range to the previously suppressed noise spikes.
Sort of like the wave trace was heading upward then it stopped, then on the other side the wave was descending, so it appears that a "chunk" has been taken out of the signal. So, if you viewed the original noise wave on a scope it would be triangle, but with very, very steep sides, approaching vertical. Noise filters,are able to detect these very steep impulses, since they don't exist in music, and then suppress them,
So, I'm thinking the file converter "thinks" something is missing and reintroduces the transients. Too smart for its own good, that one.
Vinyl records make noise, fact of life. DSP can't repair all the flaws without destroying the music in the process. I suppose it's fair to to say the computer can work wonders, it just can't work miracles.
You can imagine how bummed I was, when I found out that even the mighty "Photoshop" couldn't fix all my blunders. Which, by the way, seemed to happen on the pictures I wanted most.
As I said, this was an educated guess at best. Maybe somebody else knows more.
Hope this is the right section Hi I m quite new here and I wanted to know if I could upgrade the CPU and maybe the video card of my laptop Any help would be appreciated thanks My specs Time of this report Machine name OWNER-PC Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Build Service Pack vistasp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard System Model HP Pavilion dv Notebook PC BIOS Ver PARTTBL Processor Intel R Core TM Duo CPU T GHz CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page dv6700 I Pavillion upgrade Can my laptop? HP File MB used Can I upgrade my laptop? HP Pavillion dv6700 MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode Card name NVIDIA GeForce M GS Manufacturer NVIDIA Can I upgrade my laptop? HP Pavillion dv6700 Chip type GeForce M GS DAC type Integrated RAMDAC Device Key Enum PCI VEN DE amp DEV amp SUBSYS CC C amp REV A Display Memory MB Dedicated Memory MB Shared Memory MB Current Mode x bit Hz Monitor Generic PnP Monitor Driver Name nvd dum dll nvwgf um dll Driver Version English DDI Version Driver Attributes Final Retail Driver Date Size bytes WHQL Logo d Yes WHQL Date Stamp Device Identifier D B E E- - CF- E-C C CA Vendor ID x DE Device ID x SubSys ID x CC C Revision ID x A Revision ID x A nbsp
I have found from personal experience that HP is decent on responding to upgrade questions. They should be able to tell you what can and cannot be upgraded and then buy the parts from a cheaper source.
I downloaded avg anti virus & a day later I tried logging into my side. I got all these error messages, after clicking ok to all of them the screen went blank n you cant get anywhere unless you shut it down by the button. what can I do to get it back to normal???
How to Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt
Reference Here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/en-us
Hello I arrived back at university with my pc yesterday and tried to LAN/VPN coming since back uni problem to connect to the university s LAN/VPN problem since coming back to uni vpn after setting up a vpn network connection exactly how the university tells us to I did previously have the internet working on this pc before I went home with my pc for the easter holidays But now that I m back I couldn t get it to work Vista was telling me that I was connected to the ethernet and therefore I could get onto internal university services but when I tried to connect LAN/VPN problem since coming back to uni to the vpn and put in my username password and domain vista just stayed on quot verifying username and password quot for about minute and then said it couldn t connect to the network I have tried the same cable in the same LAN/VPN problem since coming back to uni ethernet wall port with the same username and password on my laptop and it is working fine that is how I m currently on the internet to write this After plugging the cable back into my pc I have noticed that one of the lights on the ethernet port is orange and the other flashes yellow I m guessing the orange light means error It now wont even be connected to the ethernet and just says there are no connections I have also used the motherboard s support CD to reinstall the ethernet drivers to no avail I have turned on the option in BIOS to check whether the lan is working in POST and it always says quot lan cable failiure quot Now I really don t know what to do at all except for change motherboards Is this a hardware problem or OS problem Any ideas Thankyou for your time Blekk My PC Specs Asus Striker II Extreme Republic Of Gamers Edition It has Ethernet ports neither work Intel Q Gh Quad-Core Corsair Gb DDR Mhz Seagate Gb SATAI Gbps Hitatachi Tb SATA Gbps Asus GTS mb PCI-E Windows Vista Business Ultimate bit nbsp
I would use View Network Connections to delete the Lan Connection and then
use the Network Wizard to create a new one -- be sure to declare the network as
Then follow the VPN setup for the University
New here any help would be ridiculously appreciated!!
Here's my issue, I have a laptop that trys to boot then comes back with an error of an invalid partition table.
I have tried to re-format it with the operating system (XP Home) it gets to a point and the machine just shuts down. Won't re-format.
I have tried to run memtest86+ on it and it does the same thing, runs for a bit but then the machine shuts down. I did notice while running memtest that one of the categories.. Chipset stated it was disabled, is that a sign of a dead motherboard??
CAN I FIX THIS AT ALL??????
Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)
* Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files
Can be done on HP or Dell as well Actually any Windows computer
Oh I removed your not required reply on the memtest guide too
Help! I've got a problem with my laptop keyboard. The touchpad works fine but every time I try using the keyboard, everything freezes. Even the volume control buttons on the side of the laptop won't work. Right now the keyboards are disabled, saying that they've been disabled since the drivers may be corrupt or missing. I've been using the on-screen keyboard, but it's so hard to type documents. I hope you can give me advice on how to resolve this. Thanks much!
BTW, my laptop's model is ze4908us (i mixed 8 & 0 on the title) ==sorry!
Hi rhaiven29, please first confirm that all your System Drivers are up to date
You can do this by going here and clicking on "Start Detection" button http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
I am trying to erase files with no success on an external HD. I used Vista's Back Up software that comes with Home Premium. Can see the drive, a Western Digital Passport Elite, and navigate to the folder and file in question. However, if I select the file and right click to delete it, it vanishes only to reappear next time I open same folder. This is an external HD partitioned into 3 partitions and the file in question came from a different computer. Is this the issue? Many thanks!
ive seen this happen on USB drives before, once you have deleted the files use the safe removal icon by the clock, unplug the USB drive and the replug it in and the files will be gone.
I read the posting CM Lanman, explaining basicially the very same problem I'm experiencing with HP Pavillion zt3000 laptop. When I boot the computer up, all I get is a black screen, any help out there.
Can you boot all the way into Normal Mode at all (if there's a problem you may have to wait like ten mins) ?
Can you boot into Safe Mode successfully ?
Is there such a thing as a patch panel that has a place for connectors on the front and the back instead of having to punch the wires in in the back? I thought I saw some earlier but can't seem to find it now.
Look at a radio broadcasting parts and supply site.
Recently, my laptop shut down and I havn't been able to turn it on since, I thought it might have been my Power Cord, so i got that replaced, but it still never worked?
Nothing works, nothing works when i press the power button, I tried taking out the battery and power cord, etc. but still nothing...
I don't think it is the motherboard because I recently had my motherboard replaced with a brand new one, so I don't really know the problem?
Could somebody please help me...?
Welcome to Techspot.
Just a couple of question:
Why was the orgigional motherboard replaced?
What is the make of the Laptop?
What did you do the day before is didnt turn on again?
CAn we have more PC specs? eg operating sytem RAM etc.
When you tired taking out the battery did you hold down the powerbutton for about 0 second to get rid of any remaining charge.
This gives us a clearer picture.
Standby does not work since I installed the latest XP SP3.
When the 1230 goes into standby, the screen goes blank and the keyboard is locked. It will not quickly resume with an active screen regardless of which key is depressed. In order to recover, the power must be turned off, and then back on in order to continue. In effect, standby works like hibernate, even though hibernate is not enabled. Any ideas about the cause of this type of problem?
Does the BIOS have to be updated??
You could try removing SP3 and see if the computer returns to normal
I just bought parts (over a period of time) for a new custom computer and I have been slaving away at pulling it together. I have everything set up, but the computer won't start. It powers on, whines at a really high pitch, and then shuts down. The motherboard light stays on, but everything else just shuts down. I tried stripping it so now I only have the CPU, PSU, hard drive, graphics card, and motherboard attached. It seems like as soon as the fan for the CPU starts, the whining--and the shutting down--starts. There's nothing in the way of the fan at all. Can anybody help me?
Some motherboards have a 4 or 6 pin connector near the CPU socket. Make sure you have the correct power supply plug connected. It is easy to plug in the wrong connector. Even if your power supply has a 4 pin connector and the motherboard has a 6 pin plug, you can sometimes plug in the 4 pin plug and it will boot normally. There are many other things that can cause this symptom....
Hi there I just happened to stumble upon this site thanks to Google It seems that this problem with the DC adapter jack is quite common on these computers which puzzles me when I try to - jack adapter HP pavillion bad DC zv5000 figure out why HP doesn t have the XC cable no longer available I have a zv series notebook and although it s done it s work it is still quite reliable for the kids If I knew about the XC cable years ago when the problem started I would have bought one in a hurry The problem initially wasn t a broken solder connection it was due to the jack HP pavillion zv5000 - bad DC adapter jack being tapered so I made a paper thin sleeve to go over the adapter end so it would prevent it from touching the plastic tip at least it lasted for a while - years Can anyone out there please let me know where I can obtain a XC cable or dock for this HP pavillion zv5000 - bad DC adapter jack computer Thanks in advance nbsp
Try Ebay. The problem with laptops is the fact that the metal/plastic connector that is around the power input gets shaved, bent, or broken. Your situation seems to be the shaved. The contacts arent touching fully and is not able to provide the correct ammount of power to the laptop. This could be either INSIDE the jack, or INSIDE the power adapters port. If it is the port, you should be fine going to walmart and picking up a universal power adapter for about 20 dollars. If it is the Laptops port, then you need to go to a radioshack or possibly order it from the manufacturer to re-solder on. Let us know what you can observe.
I just bought this HP Pavillion ZV5000, I knew there was trouble with it, but didnt know what, so here is whats happening, I turn it on, I can hear the HDD spin up, then it stops, all power lights stay on, then after about 4-5 seconds it spins up again, but I get nothing on my screen, no post at all, I've also tried using a regular monitor hooked into the back, still nothing, I've changed the RAM with known GOOD RAM, still getting the same result, anyone have any Ideas?
Welcome to TechSpot!
Take it back to where you got if it brand new as you said it is... Or call up HP and tell them the problem you're having. They might give you 48 hour swap out or overnight you a new system. Depends on where you got it from?
First my parents unplugged a few things out of anger one day That was a year ago they ve keeps HP Pavillion to going sleep My monitor finally given me my computer back and I hooked everything back up inside no problem I went to turn in on and the monitor will start and then say going to sleep then start itself up again given you the option of normal mode or safe mode If you go into safe mode My HP Pavillion monitor keeps going to sleep you re fine if you go into Normal mode it goes through that process of monitor going to sleep and starting up again I thought maybe it was the tower because of me maybe missing something small in it that would cause something big Well I took it to a friend who went to school for that and he took the memory card out put it back in and hooked it up to his monitor and it ran perfectly fine in normal mode Woohoo Well I took it home and it s still doing it on my monitor so I can come to the conclusion that I narrowed it down to it s the monitor not the tower well I looked at the settings and it shows a recommended setting for a thousand some number x a thousand some number can t check at the moment or I would and then it says GHRZ when in safe mode the first numbers are smaller than the recommended but it meets the GHRZ it s actually so would that mean in normal mode it s not meeting that and that s why it keeps restarting the monitor like that When I restored the other day I was given an option of installing hardware for the monitor I clicked continue anyways I m now in the process of restoring and seeing more details about that and maybe trying no this time to see where I can t get But even if it were to fix the problem or it weren t could anyone suggest anything or explain anything more to me Thank you for taking your time to read this and thank you if you were to reply I really appreciate it nbsp
I completely restore the PC to it's original self from the manufactoror I can't spell. And it's fine.. nothing at all wrong with it. Now. I installed my linksys wireless card fine, but when I put it in. that's when the monitor keeps restarting on me. when I take it out, it loads fine. BUT when my friend plugged it into his computer, it worked fine, with the lnksys card in it?
Hi there I recently updated my bios on my Toshiba using WINPHLASH.
Just before I did, it made a backup of my old bios as a BIOS.BAK file..
How do I use this to go back to my old BIOS as my fans are not keeping the laptop as cool as they use to be!
Quote from Toshiba for floppy boot up, bios update
1. Insert the new created Flash BIOS Installation Diskette Vx.xx into the unit to be upgraded.
2. Power ON, system will boot automatically from this Flash BIOS Installation Diskette Vx.xx. A message will prompt the user for selecting either: CANCEL [Ctrl-C] or CONTINUE
[press any key] with the BIOS upgrade process.
3. Press a key to continue with the upgrade process.
- The BIOS ROM file will be loaded when a key is pressed
- This step takes about two minutes to complete.
- Once the BIOS ROM file has successfully loaded, the display will black out for few seconds.
4. Remove the Flash BIOS Installation Diskette Vx.xx. System is now rebooting from the hard drive.Click to expand...
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I was uninstalling some programs and I wasn't paying attention and I think I uninstalled my audio device. Under "Sounds and Audio Devices" in Control Panel it says I have no audio device. The only sound I can get now is the beeps.
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Win XP.
I've tried reading other posts and the Help section in Windows and I can't figure out how to get my sound back.
sounds like you need to reinstall your sound card's drivers. unless you have a restore cd or the cd that came with your sound card, you might need to go to the sound card manufacturer's website and download drivers for it.
My computer is less than a month old--so that is the good news The bad news is that upon turning it on last night the monitor is so dark that I can barely see the images I checked the brightness all says it is functioning well I have it hooked up to a regular monitor--which is actually how I intend to use it most of the time but this is nuts I haven t found anyone else with this problem I bought a second of these for my boyfriend who is taking it to Germany--his is fine and we compared the two computers settings--they are identical - Super-dim monitor HP Pavillion dv6910us There is no explanation other than the monitor is not working I hope it is something minor such as something I did and don t realize it otherwise I ll be taking it back and getting another computer since I just got the darn thing Any thoughts would be appreciated Thanks in advance Carolyn nbsp
If you tried another monitor on your computer it's fine, then there's something wrong with the new one. All computer manufacturer have a default 90 warranty on all hardware. Take it back to the store and either have them test it or replace it.
Ok i'm new here and i have a problem. The ventilator at the back one day just stopped spinning and i dont know what to do if i tried to play games the computer shutdowns and restarts (sometimes) so any tips how to make it work again ?
Case fans can die
The usual occurance is internal dust, therefore removing all internal dust can possibly help
In most cases it's a matter of replacing the fan
There is also another fan, close to where the power cord plugs in
This is actually the PowerSupply fan. Once this one dies, users tend to purchase another PowerSupply (as PowerSupplies are sealed units, and not meant to be opened)
You will need to work out if it's the case fan, or the PowerSupply fan, and then have it replaced
finally something to contribute a few years ago i bought one of those after thanks giving walmart laptop specials don t get me wrong its been a good one only paid mobile sempron gig hdd upgraded immediately to gb ram only burns cd s and plays dvds but ill soon fix that along with hdd found i may be able to upgrade CPU a Hp pavillion ze2000 little too maybe someone can confirm that anyway apparently some of these overheat and they recommend Hp pavillion ze2000 a new bios flash sp some how they think that the CPU fan running slows Hp pavillion ze2000 the computer down and somehow makes it overheat i did the flash because they recommended it and told me that it would make it work better after the flash the CPU fan hardly ever came on did it twice to make sure i did it right tech support told me to clean it I m very meticulous about my computers did it anyway as suggested and took a vacuumed cleaner to it which was kinda fun but wondered if i was going to zap it with static electricity from the vacuum it would get so hot that the palm rest would be more than just warm but kinda hot the touch pad would become very erratic but it never shut down on me i got a cool pad just so i could use my computer good investment though i do like it finally installed cpucool so i cold see what temp it was getting up to C with cool pad man searched around and found older bios sp ran the flash eureka it works now still a little warmer than i would like but fan on at approximately - C off at around C under regular load with cool pad much lower temp mid to high s they tried to get me to buy a new fan also works fine I ve only had one laptop but it seems that they run just a little warmer than equal desktop probably air circulation limitations sometimes i think they just go down a list of things that s why i was so happy to find this site experience but if anyone else has one of these its actually a ze wm if you look on the tag they did have one thing that did some good for me sp core speed adjustment download raises clock speed from multiplier x to like almost mhz multiplier x cpuid it fluctuates from one to the other I m thinking it lowers the clock speed to force cooling right anyway hope this helps someone out that is wrestling with tech support i wonder if i can put a fan in it with its own temp sensor can you do that with a laptop hmmmm thanks nbsp
Find your computer and bios here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
A while back I partitioned my harddrive into 3 different sections, 2 for Linux and one for XP. At some point I had to reinstall Windows which, of course, removed Linux from the bootdisk. At this point though I only need this computer to be for various things in Windows XP so I formatted it last night and deleted the partitions through the Windows disk management tool beforehand. However, I still have the same space on my windows partition and when I look at disk management it shows that I have 30gb of unallocated space. How in the world do I manage to get this back with the Windows partition? I can't find any option on that tool to do it and the help system is a joke. I've tried looking around and found a few programs that say they can do it, but they require payment. Any other way I can go about this?
I like Gparted: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
Free Boot CD
Hi Hope someone can help me Something happened to my hard drive and it ran checkdisk but I guess could not repair it it says there is not enough space to repair it There was about gb free on the drive it was a gb drive The drive is NFTS It is not my boot drive just one of my gb data drives music actually When I ran FileScavenger on the drive all the files are there and when I recovered some to another drive they were fine There are files on it I could transfer all the files off the drive but that would be a lot of work take a lot of time and I would have to buy another drive to put them on So the data is there and - in back? drive access Windows data to hard access get on to Lost how intact just for some reason it cannot be quot seen quot I assume this is file structure table thing issue pardon my Lost access to data on hard drive in Windows - how to get access back? technical jargon MBR FAT not sure exactly Is there a way to rebuild it so that the data can be seen again or do I have to do the transfer dance Thanks in advance nbsp
You will probably have to do the "transfer" dance, and reformat the drive. Chances are good that the drive is ok. The Master Boot Record (MBR) may be corrupted. There are utilities out there that can repair the MBR without destroying data
hiya guys been sometime i have been here last time i was need help cos of storm took my system out i did lot rma s get stuff fixed so few days ago i got my mobo back and my psu from rma i order up power system get don't now Can't what back do know to new cpu go with it i got black edition Can't get system power back up now don't know what to do amd x at the Can't get system power back up now don't know what to do time i did not know did not come with heatsink so i ordered Rosewill RCX-Z mm heatsink i put stuff in and booted system up i check out bios settings all seem good no errors system started up fine i found out my hard drive gone bad it keep makeing sounds few times bios did not find it it tryed loading os but it sit there trying load so i turn system off then i tryed turning it back on system would not boot up at all no fans would turn heatsink did not do any thing it was like it was dead haha most of stuffon system is very new i know mobo geting power from light in case i know psu has watts power system w my friend tide sayed unhock connecters from drives and use one stick of ram see if it well boot i tryed that still did not start i was thinking it may be wire from power sw in the case to mobo but i do not know for sure am out of ideas what to do nbsp
What BRAND is the 550W power supply? It may have died, if it's badly built.
Hello I ve Back At Startup Beginning Computer of Looping Keeps ran into a bit of a snag with my computer As it turns out my computer is now just looping around in circles when it first starts up without ever loading the Windows boot screen in the beginning The issue is that my computer is having a problem detecting I think the NTDETECT com and NTLDR files in the Windows installation The problem arose when I changed a setting in MSCONFIG so I could reduce the boot time from seconds to seconds instead When the NTLDR error message displayed in the beginning I temporarily fixed it by going to a website to find out how to However it only turned out to be a temporary fix Computer Keeps Looping Back At Beginning of Startup as the NTLDR error message again popped up The error was NTLDR Error Press Ctrl ALT Del to restart I did the next logical thing I put in my Windows XP disk and used the recovery console to replace both the NTLDR and NTDETECT com Computer Keeps Looping Back At Beginning of Startup files and that seemed to work for a bit too but the same NTLDR error has once again shoved it s collective nose where it doesn t belong The last things that Computer Keeps Looping Back At Beginning of Startup I did to try and resolve the issue was take out the CMOS battery and letting the settings reset and I also reset the BIOS information to default Didn t work out as hoped I should point out that I did go into the recovery console in Windows XP and I did type in FIXMBR and FIXBOOT which helped out too for a bit Now the computer just refuses to heed to any of the tricks I did before and now just goes in loops Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated Tyler EDIT Lastly I should point out that using FIXMBR did NOT destroy my partition setting the first or second time of use for my Windows installation Oh and sorry if this is not the right section Probably should be under hardware or software but this is kind of a broad issue I think nbsp
System Restore from Safe Mode command prompt only
CD Windows\System32\Restore <enter>
Or follow one of the following:
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
Or even better, here:
Tip: Recovering a corrupt config\SYSTEM
I have a file server and an exchange box that are both currently only being backed up using windows backup utility. I am looking to upgrade to an affordable software solution. What software would be recommended to schedule effective backups on both my server and exchange box both running windows server 2003? I'm not looking to spend an outrageous amount and I'm looking for something simple and effective.
Acronis true image is the best around. I use it on a client's server. It takes an image of the server you can in case of disaster restore the image onto different hardware based server, so you are up and running in a couple of hours at the most. You can restore individual files. Our server backs up in 3 hours. The only downside is that it doesn't work very well with tapes for some reason. We have the image backed up by an online backup company, so there is always an image offsite and one onsite on an external drive ready to be booted from. It's really easy to use. I used veritas before but if a disaster happens it takes days to restore the server and data. Imaging is the way to go in my opinion. Hope that helps. GlitzyGirl
After a certain amount of time - and that time used to be a lot quicker if I had the screen saver on for any length of time - the computer will start to stop and start What I mean by that is that it ll freeze for a minute or so and then quot come back quot And it ll do that about every five minutes or so until I restart the computer Since turning off the screen saver I left the machine on overnight and came back this morning to be able to work on it just fine until a few minutes about about am when it started that stopping and starting behavior System quot ACER AL W LCD x Hz Asus M A - VM X onboard graphics not the HDMI version AMD Athlon x W Dual core socket AM Ghz KB x L cache Mushkin HP - DDR - High Performance Series x GB sticks Seagate Barracuda GB SATA HD freezes so for minute and then "comes a or back" Computer rpm Hauppauge WinTV GO-PLus NTSC REV E TV tuner the one with the mushkin ram LG GH Computer freezes for a minute or so and then "comes back" NS Black SATA DVD-Writer x watt power supply pins Model number IP-S AQ - made by POWER MAN - Increased the voltage to the ram to volts that solved the ram problems i had would crash everytime i ran memtest or any memory test software - Replaced the motherboard on the system to eliminate a problem with the on board video or the dvi port - Used different ram on the system to make sure it wasn t the ocz ram which is it has mushkin prior to that it had OCZ DDR PC - mhz Platinum XTC Revision x GB sticks Changed to the vga cable The problem with me trying to troubleshoot this is that after a restart it runs fine for to hours maybe more so i have to make a change and sit there waiting for or hours which i don t have the time to do I am wondering if this could be a power problem but the power supply is running fine and everything on this computer shouldn t take watts unless i overlooked something Also if anyone has any ideas on how i could make this problem occur quicker like software or something that would be really helpful to Any help would be appreciated nbsp
Have you looked at your Event Viewer for errors/warnings that occur at these freezes?
Hello, my parents recently got a new laptop and I am having troubles when using it. I coppied the program files of a computer game ( WoW ) on to my iPod from my computer and tried playing it on my parents' laptop. Aside from a bit of lag it starts off perfectly fine. But im not sure what's wrong with it but after 2 minutes or so, it the screen starts to go black for 2 seconds, and the laptop is stil running, then the laptop just acts like nothing happened and it works again. This happens like at least once a minute. Please help! :wave:
There is an issue with WOW on some video cards
If all other games work well, then you can expect the WOW is the problem not your Laptop.
Is WOW that wow? Or can you live without it, running on your laptop?
You can use the Search button here, to see many threads (including some current) about users with similar experiences with WOW.
Usually at a dozen goes of, "try this" The problem still exists.
I'm sure the game developers are aware of this, with many forums including their own, stating this exact issue on some hardware.
Hi there Recently my psu broke down the fan that kept it cool became faulty and stopped spinning In your life PSU! back into Breath an attempt to prevent me splashing out the cash on a new PSU i decided to fiddle about with it What i did was disconnect the PSU from my computer and opened up the casing after making sure the Breath life back into your PSU! fan connection had not dislodged i looked at the fan itself After pushing it around i noticed that it was a little stiff I decided to reconnect the PSU and gave it a little push when the computer was on Be careful if you decided to do this The fan appeared to want to spin but the stiffness told it not to After grabbing some in lubrication oil which is used to decrease friction in machines and engines I placed a small amount of the oil around the nut at the back of the Fan which is hidden by a small piece of rubber i manually turned the fan to let the oil get deeper into the fan To my delight the fan spun on its own when connected back to the computer and hasnt stopped spinning once since This was two weeks back I ve decided to share this with you on techspot as a short term method to breathing life back into your PSU However i don t reccomend this if the PSU is still in warranty as i m sure this voids all claims to the warranty If you decide to do this to your apparantly broken PSU be careful and dont fiddle about with the insides of your PSU when attached to a turned on computer nbsp
I'm speechless.... i don't know if thats a good or bad thing
I have a HP Pavillion DV1000. Since last 2 days, it is giving me starting problem. When it does not start, then i remove the battery out and then put it again, repeat this process several times and sometimes that works.
I have 2 batteries, sometimes i keep changing on batteries and that also works. My both batteries are working fine, the only issue is laptop does not start by pressing the 'on' button the first time.
Once the laptop starts, then it will not shut down till i give shut down command.
What can be the problem?
how does it behave if you start with power supply only - no battery?
Thank you for reading this as I've never encounter this before. I have two monitors; a Viewsonic (Max Resolution 1024 x 768) and a 23 inch Apple Cinema (Max Resolution 1920 x 1200). The apple had a little wierd issue for a while so I switched to the Viewsonic and set the resolution to the optimum setting, then somehow the Apple magically fixes itself so I went back and hook it up today, here is where the issue is. I set it to 1920 x 1200 under Properties, but it'd went back to 1024 x 768 after each restart, somehow it's not saving my settings at all. I went to Window Update to see if there's a driver that I need to install, but found nothing. Anyone got any ideas? By the way, I'm using a Quadro FX1100 if that's any help on solving this. Thank you.
Just because a new driver didn't show up on Windows Update doesn't mean there isn't one. Go to Nvidia's website for the most recent driver for your card. It's not so much you necessarily need the newest driver but it might be that you are having a problem with your current driver (maybe corrupted or something). So as long as you are reinstalling your graphics driver, might as well get the most recent. Don't forget to go to Add and Remove Programs to uninstall the old driver first.
Ok what happens is as the title say my quot monitor goes black for about seconds then the black for second back goes 2 picture comes Monitor then picture comes back comes back the monitor power light does not go out so i know its not the monitor going of and on It happens while watching movies and just doing every day normal work on the systems This is happening on system which are being Monitor goes black for 2 second then picture comes back built for friends System quot ACER AL W x Asus M A - VM not the HDMI Monitor goes black for 2 second then picture comes back version AMD Athlon x W Dual core socket AM Ghz KB x L cache System - OCZ DDR PC - mhz Platinum XTC Revision x GB sticks Seagate Barracuda GB SATA HD rpm LG GH NS Black SATA DVD-Writer x watt power supply pins Model number IP-S AQ - made by POWER MAN System quot ACER AL W LCD x Hz Asus M A - VM X onboard graphics not the HDMI version AMD Athlon x W Dual core socket AM Ghz KB x L cache Mushkin HP - DDR - High Performance Series x GB sticks Seagate Barracuda GB SATA HD rpm Hauppauge WinTV GO-PLus NTSC REV E TV tuner the one with the mushkin ram LG GH NS Black SATA DVD-Writer x watt power supply pins Model number IP-S AQ - made by POWER MAN - Increased the voltage to the ram to volts that solved the ram problems i had would crash everytime i ran memtest or any memory test software - Replaced the motherboard on one system to eliminate a problem with the on board video or the dvi port - Used different ram on one system to make sure it wasn t the ocz ram which is why one has mushkin Changed to the vga cable to see if that solved the problem checking now by watch movies one at a time Next thing i will do is change to a quot to see if it happens there I want to have both dvi and vga working fine so my friend can use the dvi for the computer and the vga for here laptop Any help would be appreciated nbsp
Not really a trouble shooter but have you checked the drivers are compatable? and that the os is supported for each.
Newbie, but just a thought.
Basically, when i'm surfing the internet or playing a game. My computer screen freezes which then results in me 'Ctrl+Alt+Delete'ing which then makes the screen black out and then brings it back to its normal state.
I was wondering if its due to an overload in my Hard-drive(90% full) or the fact i have a low amount of RAM. Any advice given into what to do is very much appreciated. My spec is below;
Intel Pentium 4
Motherboard - ASUSTeK P4S800
RAM - 512mb
Graphics Card - Geforce 6800XT 256mb
Clean the hard drive of important data and only run what you need. An 80GB drive should be plenty if you watch what you are storing on it. Videos and games take up a lot of hard drive space. I run 2 drives. A 400GB and a 250GB. Bump your memory to 1GB
my toshiba laptop was dead, the powerlight came on, the hard-disk was spinning but the screen remained blank.
I tried everthing , stripping it completely, trying a new ram and narrowed the problem to the motherboard or the cpu. i.e I can conclude that the problem is with the the mobo or the cpu.
This was a month ago.
Today I switched on again and voila! it worked, the bios loaded! I had removed the hard-disk, so switched it off, attached the HD and started it up again.. this time it didn't work. And hasn't since. I have again stripped it down , but it still doesn't work.
CAn anyone plzzzzz exlplain what is going here?? I mean it started , that means nothings fried, right??
btw the fan spins for exactly 5 seconds before turning off.
there is something like a "hardware reset" available on many laptops.
- try to plug out everything except cpu and memory
- remove the battery and do not attach the power supply
- open the lid and hold the power on button for like 20 seconds
- plug everything back in and try to boot
that worked for me for some compaq and dell laptops which did act like yours
my two cents...