Now i have Windows 7 RC 7100 Installed on my Machine but i can't Read arabic when i used Paltalk or Yahoo or anyother Chatting Program so how can i enable arabic on my OS
NOTE: i have changed my location to egypt and my keyboard to arabic.. but nothing happened...
Help me please!!!
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`ve the same problem i tried every thing i even changed the diplay lnaguage to arabic but i still can't read arabic on paltalk and many other programs.
if any one have an idea about how to resolve this, please help.
My Friend has a HP Pavilion DV2000 Laptop. His display isn't work. Suddenly display gone. But I thought it could be Display problem not a VGA. So, i tried to connect an external monitor and used Shortcut keys to change the display. I pressed fu + F1 or Fu + F2 or Fu + F3 or Fu + F4 up-to F12. But no result.
I couldn't check whether it's a Display or VGA card problem. IS there any other way to check it. in addition to these is there any other combination keys to Change the display to an external monitor. I'm unable to check whether i get login or not. if I can login then i can use Windows Key + P. Then i can select mode. But I'm Unable to anything here. Please help me to find the problem and i have to take it to repairing shop.
Thanks in Advanced
It should be the Fn + the key that shows a monitor symbol. If it still doesn't display, the motherboard video processor has failed, and not the LCD Panel
This is my configuration:
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 5770
MONITOR 1280X1024 4:3 Ratio
CPU - AMD FX-8320
Motherboard - Asus M5A97 R2.0
RAM - Kingston HyperX 2 x 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Hard Drive - Western Digital 1TB Blue SATA3
PSU - Thermaltake Smart SE 530W
Now, what should I buy:
1) New cooler - Probably the COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO
2) New GPU - any good suggestions?
3) New Monitor - any good suggestions?
I'm using it for video rendering and gaming.
I would not worry about the CPU because it is a decent processor. The cooler I would not worry about unless you are overclocking the CPU. If you are then yes, get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It will bring the temps down a good amount over the "Stock" cooler. I would suggest getting a monitor (something with Widescreen and 1920x1080 resolution). You could probably get a decent monitor for around $100 to $150, then look at getting a better graphics card. You may have to save a little extra money for the graphics card, but it will be worth it in the end.
Please somebody help me asap I tried to change the public Dns to google's one but failed to do so now I cant reverse it I clicked auto obtain IP and Dns but still cant connect to my router, I beg you somebody help me.
I'm far from an expert on anything internet, but I had a similar experience when Verizon changed servers on me, and my router failed to track it.
I called Verizon tech support and they reconfigured the router for me while I was on the phone.
You can also try opening a command box and type, "ipconfig/release", wait a few moments and type, "ipconfig/renew" (obviously without the quotes). That will only work if the issue is with the computer, but not the router.
Don't despair though. Someone who actually knows what they're talking about could be along any minute...
I use an ADSL modem for accessing Internet in my home. I think my wifi password is stolen. I wanna change it but I have a computer only in my office and use the Internet in my home by my iPhone. Is there a way to change that password with my iPhone or should I surely use a computer to do that work, please?
Hello abbasi ,
You can use your iPhone to log in the router and change the wireless settings, however this isn't usually recommended. If something goes wrong when configuring the wireless settings and you are not able to connect to the router you'll need a device that can be connected via Ethernet cable to restore the access.
If this router is supplied by your ISP you can ask them if they have remote access to it to change the password.
Hope that helps.
I have a Dell Latitude D630 and the motherboard died, It's out of warrenty so I bought a Motherboard on ebay. The Bios Service Tag does not match the number on the bottom so I would like to chage it to the correct one. How can I do this?
I read about a DST CD = Dell Service Technician CD that has this option but I can't find one.
It's not a real important thing but when I use the Dell System ID application it reads the Bios Service tag and not the real system tag that Is registered to me.
I'm using an ASUS X54C laptop, Windows 7. For some reason my CD drive will not read/start any CD Rom programs or a DVD. I never had this issue before. Before this happened, I sent in my laptop for repair 1 month ago at Geek Squad/Best Buy due to a Blue Sceen error and now I recently discovered this just today. Not sure if they had anything to do with it or not, but I'm just speculating.
I did take a look in my device manager and it seemed to be a problem relating to a DVD driver. Anything I can do to resolve this?
Looks like Windows doesn't like whatever driver is installed for your drive. You can try finding the drivers for your DVD drive and reinstalling them. You could also have Windows try and find the right drivers for you by going back to the Device Manager > DVD/CD-ROM drives > Right-Click on the drive > Properties > Driver > Update Driver > Search automatically for updated driver software.
Evidently, Microsoft has an app that is for DVD/CD-ROM driver issues. Check it out at your own risk: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
In hardware monitor, reading 13.2v on the 12v line.
Should I be worried? BTW im already about to RMA the motherboard because of broken sound. (might these be related?)
bbasically should I be worred about the immediate health of other parts or something
What does your boards BIOS voltage monitoring read ? When you say hardware monitor I assume you are talking about the utility?
If this is the case then HW Monitor can have reporting issues with certain chipsets and boards.
If you're reading the voltage from the BIOS's hardware monitor then it could be a faulty voltage sensor (likely), or a PSU running out of specification. Checking the PSU shouldn't present much difficulty if you have access to a multimeter or just have an electrician test the output.
My laptop had headphones plugged in because I was watching a film but while I was in another room my laptop was knocked onto the floor around - ft drop change mic to a HD audio headphones Realtek port? port a manager, landing on the headphones jack the wire is fine but the ports completely broken I can see cracks and its loose and everything The laptop has Realtek HD audio manager and in my experience of this program on other desktops I ve had I was able to change Realtek HD audio manager, change a mic port to a headphones port? what port does what My laptop only has a headphones port and Realtek HD audio manager, change a mic port to a headphones port? a mic port and I would like to see if I can switch the mic port to be the headphones port because I never use an external mic however in Realteks audio manager I can t find out how to do this In pictures I ve seen on the internet there is a quot Device Advanced Settings quot button as seen in this picture http www vistax com attachments ealtek-hd-audio-driver-version-hd manager jpg but my program doesn t have this Do I need to download a newer version of the software or is it just not possible to change my mic port to be my headphone port I dont mind if I have to use third party software I just want it to tide me over till I can get it sent away Thanks for suggestions greatly appretiated nbsp
I doubt very much if this will be possible. The mic and headphone ports are wired directly to the Audio section of the motherboard, there connections cannot be altered.
Your best bet is to get the damaged port repaired.
I have had this laptop for several years but recently the cd dvd drive has stopped reading discs In the past couple of months it has gone from sometimes reading a disc to not reading any disc I try putting in I have tried using different discs and lately it has not been reading any of the ones I try I have tried uninstalling the driver and restarting my computer but that hasn t helped reading CD/DVD not drive discs I tried to update the driver from the device CD/DVD drive not reading discs manager but it just tells me that I have the current version From what I can remember I started noticing the problem soon after I installed VLC media player but I m not sure how to determine if that is causing the issue or not CD/DVD drive not reading discs I have also tried to delete the Upper Filters from the registry but I can t find the files named quot Upper Filter quot or quot Lower Filter quot Earlier this week a co-worker suggested I try one a cleaning cd that has little brushes on it to clean the lens in the drive but I am a little hesitant about that but I am willing to CD/DVD drive not reading discs try it Just last night I tried wiping the lens with a cotton swab Q-tip with a little bit of rubbing alcohol on it to see if that would help but I am still having trouble today My computer is a Dell Insprion running Windows -bit In the device manager under DVD CD-ROM Drives it has quot HL-DT-ST DVD -RW GT N quot If there is any other information that would help I will do my best to find it but I am not very computer-literate Thanks for taking the time to read through all this nbsp
First see if you can boot your computer from CD. If you can't, then your drive is shot
Hello all I have been playing around with my home network of late and noticed some surprising at least as far as I m concerned results For work I require a hardware VPN so I was using in Change routers bandwidth different with a Sonicwall TZ W as my firewall and a asus rt-n u as a access point because the TZ s wireless is pants With this my peak download rate was Mbps and upload Mbps I then bought a linksys E and flashed it with DD-WRT and used that instead of the Sonicwall as soon as I plugged it in I noticed a Mbps increase in my download rate Upload increase was neglible if any I then decided I wanted to change from having a firewall and AP to a all in one solution since there was no real need to have both so I bought a Asus RT-N U flashed it with DD-WRT Now this router is amazing Change in bandwidth with different routers and I can t rate it enough with DD-WRT it is off the charts Much to my surprise I now had a peak bandwidth of Mbps down and Mbps up which is what my ISP originally quoted me when I got the line The results from the RT-N U you could say is not surprising with it being a far superior router but the E vs a TZ I m confused somebody please enlighten me Oh and the setup on E and the Asus is Change in bandwidth with different routers identical Alastair nbsp
My gut reaction is - - cudos to DD-WRT.
There are three factors for routers (especially when they get real busy):
clock speed of the processor
It is well known that DD-WRT is very good (read tight/small) and that allows the hardware (cpu + memory) to perform at its best.
Hi, I can't find the settings for the CPU voltage in my BIOS. I know it's a H board, but can I lower my CPU voltage? If so how?
The H77 chipset does not allow you to alter CPU voltages. That can only be done on a Z77 motherboard/chipset.
So the issue is that the hdd appears in my computer but only as a local disk, it doesn't show any used space like it should normally and when I access it it says the folder is empty.
I've tried that disk management and changed volume letter two times to no effect and I've also tried to go in device manager and delete the usb mass storage driver and it had no problem reinstalling it again but to no effect.
I was wondering if it would help with a quick format but that would mean losing 1tb of stuff I have there... is there anyway I can get it to work without having to lose anything ??
What is the actual size of the drive you're trying to access?
If it's over 2.2 Tb the BIOS will not be able to access it!
see my post over -here-
My HDD sounds like it is reading for a good 3-5 minutes on startup. Programs run after a minute or so - albeit very slowly...
Does this mean its new HDD time as it is a good few years old, or do I have hidden files starting.
I have cleared out what I can find that I don't need at boot....
How many autoupdate programs are running in your services AND
(for me) the Avast! A/V program induces this behavior.
I've reduced the autoupdates on my laptop, but love Avast! and have learned to just accept it.
Since I went to win8 my DVD drive does not read dvd's that I formated (in XP) & copied files in them, although they are read by the Vista Laptop's drive.
It reads program DVDs, even the ones I backed up in dvd's (formated in XP) of my own.
I noted that the DVD drive ist shown in win explorer if you click on "computer" but, not shown among the system drives, unless a program dvd is inserted.
Can you solve my mystery please.
Home build, Asus P5K Premium WiFiiFi Intel,
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W 2.4GHz, OCZ Vendetta Cpu Cooler,
2x2GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 800 (400mhz) PC2-6400,
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX KO 512MB GDDR3 (PCI-E),
Seagate Barraguda sata 250gb, Corsair TX750M Psu, X45, XPhome/Win8
Is the driver for the DVD loaded? Since this home built system. When you put in pre-recorded store purchased DVDs does it read those. What software are you using to read the DVDs. Try VLC make sure you have the video/audio codecs loaded for that Windows 8 box.
I have a western digital 1 tb hard disk. which was working fine few hours ago.
but now when I am connecting it it is not showing in my computer.
I am using a windows 7 X64 machine.
I have tried every thing.
when I uninstall the driver from device manager and connect it again, windows tries to
install the driver but fails every time.
I have lot of important data on the drive
About two days ago I was messing with my resolution in my computer whe I saw something wired that I never seen before and that was that there was some higher resolution than I change and high too Resolution can't it seen before so I set it as that Everything worked Resolution too high and can't change it fine intill I started to play swtor and when Resolution too high and can't change it I quit the game my computer screen whent blank and all it said was the resolution that my comp can hold I have a Nvidia GTX Ti I done everything I know that might solve my problem but nothing works I tried to run my computer on my onboard graphic card and it works fine and I can see everything The problem only happens when I tried to run it on my other graphic card I tried to run it on safe mode and change it through there but it still does not work I don t know if is because the graphic card is not getting enough power or something like that Can someone plese help me this problem is driving me crazy If anyone knows what to do please tell me that will really help me I have a Nvidia GTX Ti W power supply nbsp
First: Try changing resolution through Screen Resolution menu (Right-click on desktop)
Second: Try changing it through Nvidia Control Panel
Third: You monitor will have an auto-calibration function, accessible by the buttons under it, or any software provided by the manufacturer.
I have 2 front 2 rear speaker. I have plugged in properly. But the speaker configuration doesn't change from 2 channel to 4 channel. My OS is win7 Ultimate. First,when my os was xp,it was working good and the channel was in 4 .After 7 installation,it doest change.Please Help me.
I just got a 3tb drive and put it into this machine. But its only showing up as 746.39gb. The machine is running windows 7 pro, but it was upgraded from xp. I do not need it to be a bootable or system drive. I just need it more or less for storage as there will be a lot of video files recorded and saved on the drive.
Is there a way to make the system read the whole drive without reinstalling the operating system. Or id be fine with splitting the drive into a 2 tb and 1 tb or three 1tb drives if that's easier to do. But once again without reinstalling the operating system.
Or is it easier to take it back and just get a 2tb or few 1tb drives?
Launch Disk Management, format the partitions there.
Can I change my laptop GPU? I have ASUS PRO5DIN with Intel Core2Duo T5870 2GHz and 4GB of RAM is there a way to change my GPU cuz its slow and I cant play a lot of games... My GPU is nVidia GeForce G102M ... Thx in advance ...
Can I change my laptop GPU? I have ASUS PRO5DINClick to expand...
Give ASUS a call and ask what if anything they have available.
There are some Notebooks that allow GPU upgrades. Knowing which ones allow upgrades and the correct upgrades to use, is something you would need to ask the manufacturer.
I change CPU changed CPU a while ago from core to quad amd I broke one CPU change of the pins in the old core mother board does support new cpu ever since I have been getting a error with AMD display drivers and I kept getting checkski errors and blue screen of death did also happen prior to CPU change I reinstalled windows again from install disc and things went well I updated AMD drivers as well the computer is my sisters and she has brought it back to me the old Hard drive I think was CPU change on it s way out so I have replaced it with a brandnew one now I can t even install windows from install disc it will get from - and then the screen will go black and nothing will happen I have also had checkski blue screen CPU change and error of display drivers even though it is a brand new hard drive with nothing on it am I right in saying it might be a mother board or graphics card hardware issue if I update the bios will this help I am not sure what version of the bios to update if this is the case please see web page with mother board driver http www asrock com mb download asp Model N -S UCC amp o All or should I take the graphic card out then try and install windows with integrated graphics of the mother board I am really at a lose any help would be appreciated the main error seems to be the graphic driver display many thanks in advance steven nbsp
Are you doing a clean and thorough uninstall / re-install of graphic drivers? If done incorrectly it can create all sorts of graphical anomalies.
Anyone have a best practice for user who wants to change there password on there Windows machine (on a domain) and phone at the same time without locking there account?. Most of the time the user change his password on Windows then by the time it change it on his phone his account is lock due to the fact that the phone is trying to login with old password.
Log out on one machine before you change your password on the other.
Log back in with new password.
This post made my brain hurt quite a lot! its like chicken Vs egg ..
Hi there. Just picked up my copy of battlefiled 3 and tried to install it, unfortunately without success.. It seems my DVD drive can't read the disc. I've had this problem before when I got Crysis 2, but at that time a was able to fix it by downloading a new update for the driver. Now I've got the latest firmware update, and it still doesn't work. I bought the drive relatively recently, so it can't possibly be worn out or anything like that.
Help? Stuff like this drives me crazy.. :/
Edit: Emm.. something interesting just occured, I tried to put in disc 2 to see if that read and it DID. This is just plain strange :S
Same problem here!
Brand new PC does not read disc 1 from Battlefield 3. It DOES accept disc 2 though.
Don't know what to do, since a very old PC in my house DOES read disc 1 without a problem. Trying to share the working DVD player from my old PC now with my network. Hope it will work...
Please let me know I like the amd brand and cant afford much but would like to make it better if I can and if I can change it what can I put in it the mother board is a MCP61SM2MA gateway is the manufaturer bios name is phoenix-award workstation bios v6.00pg the processor is a AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor 4000+ the CPU id is AMD64 family 15 Model 95 stepping 3 the socket designation is a socket AM2 if you need any more let me know
Is it this motherboard you have? If so it shows a few CPU's that are dual core you could use.
Foxconn MCP61SM2MA-ERS2H processor support
Check out the support list from Foxconn
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Hi all this is driving me nuts Fresh windows SP setup Problems Server on 2003 reading USB HDD 2TB x Buffalo tb external USB hard drives It worked for me a few day ago with no problems I was able to read and write Yesterday I went to configure backups and this is what is happening Drive detected in device manager in disk manager comes up as basic disc with partition of GB but doesn t say NTFS and so has no drive letter when clicked Problems reading 2TB USB HDD on Server 2003 on properties getting error message quot The operation canceled due to an internal error quot If I try format partition diskman locks Problems reading 2TB USB HDD on Server 2003 up I can delete partition ok Tried creating a small Gb partition but still having same issue I can read USB memory sticks ok All hdds are behaving the same way on server All are perfectly workable on another computers W XP I have tried re-installing chipset drivers - didn t help The only major change I can recall since it was working - ESET Antivirus was installed but I don t think it could be a problem Please Help nbsp
Usually you will need a 64 Bit system to be able to read any drive with a total compacity of over 500 gigabytes. If possible I would suggest upgrading to Windows Server 2012 in order to fully take advantage of your TB drives.
I ve been troubleshooting this one all day If anyone can give me some insight it would be much appreciated Just built a new boot not Vista on or drive reading DVD in system ECS Black deluxe mobo i - GB ram took the other out to trobuleshoot thermaltake SP- M psup and a DVD drive not reading on boot or in Vista LG ODD MOBO link http www newegg com Product Prod Power Supply DVD drive not reading on boot or in Vista http www newegg com Product Prod SP- M I DVD drive not reading on boot or in Vista can t get the DVD Drive to read my windows boot disc I ve installed a Vista HDD from another machine which boots fine and runs everything except for the ODD The ODD does respond to eject commands from Vista I ve tried plugging it in to multiple SATA ports and switched the SATA cable with ones I know to be good from the HDD I ve also tried using the Vista install disk for kicks but no dice there either More than that I ve tried swapping the DVD Drive with a known good one and I get nothing out of it Any ideas Am I missing something with the way the SATA cables connections have to be configured nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dvd-drive-not-reading-on-boot-or-in-vista.184107/
Well just as the title says my Intel Core i k Sandy Bridge literally Be reading. blabber random Salt's some and prepared. CPU makes like ticking sounds like it is thinking Like the processor the brain of the operation was making connections and opening Salt's random CPU blabber and some reading. Be prepared. programs or its like a virus or something Something Is making my IDLE computer drag What are your thoughts my TS brethren Afterthought It is constantly ticking away quot thinking quot and making noise When every program is closed nothing is running that would be dragging on a system with the monitor off Nothing running I wiggled the mouse and everything came back and the system just kept ticking As I closed programs And shut everything down Dammit lt lt pardon me french I just realized something I watch way too much porn Should I go finally spend the cash to get the good stuff Good anti-virus One that really gets rid of everything No hassle to me and draws very little from my Cpu I want every last possible bit for running my two Ti s playing Bf and kicking some Also have a girlfriend in a steady relationship and make a week working construction Just a side thought Not to brag I just want people to know I like adrenaline And for whatever reason the only things that can really get my adrenaline going or make me feel like I m invincible are Riding my streetbike in the twisty s having sex or Making Love if you re the un-openminded and playing first person shooters Yes playing a good fps can get your adrenaline going If you get into it enough I guess But kind sir s I sir Salt Or the ngermire Schwaddell Schv den if you are on chan ever Dutch Baby I ve been Salt for years As far as I m concerned I am the real Salt Angelina Jolie ain t nothin Peace I write a lot bid you adieu And again if you guys actually read these long boring posts of mine that I ve had over time you will understand my question in the beginning is real But I really just enjoy typing So sorry for typing your eyes off Haha But seriously Anybody know of any really good decently priced anti-virus software Again I don t really want anything that s too demanding on the Cpu And go THE AFTERTHOUGHT OF AFTERTHOUGHT S If you tell me to quot Use the Search Feature on the Forums quot just please do me one favor And look at the last dates on the searches of the same subject I just want the most recent thing Thanks -Salt nbsp
CPU's don't tick.
Probable culprits are:
PSU fan - see if any wires/cable are in close proximity to the PSU fan. No? Take out the PSU (or invert the chassis). What about now? If changing the orientation stops or decreases the sound then it's either a dry fan bearing or a loose wire or piece of insulation thats broken away and connecting with the fan blades.
Secondary culprit could be something (wiring/cabling) interfering with a chassis or graphics fans
Also have a girlfriend in a steady relationship and make 1200 a week working constructionClick to expand...
Sounds like your girlfriend is plenty tough is she's pulling down good money in construction
Thanks for the rest of your backround -though I'm more an advocate of less is more, especially if you're wanting an answer for a specific problem. TS probably isn't the best source of advice for porn addiction or girlfriends into manual labour
So here is my computer information Field Value Computer Computer TypeACPI x -based PC Mobile Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Home Premium OS Service Pack TRIAL VERSION Internet Explorer graphics gaming change want for I my card to IE DirectX DirectX Logon Domain TRIAL VERSION Date Time - - Motherboard CPU Type DualCore Intel Core i - MHz x MBoard Name Dell Inspiron MBoard ChipsetIntel Ibex Peak H Intel Ironlake System Memory TRIAL VERSION DIMM Samsung M B CH -CH GB DDR - DDR SDRAM - - - MHz - - - MHz - - - MHz DIMM Samsung M B CH -CH TRIAL VERSION BIOS Type AMI Multimedia Audio AdapterIntel Ibex I want to change my graphics card for gaming Peak HDMI Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller B- Audio AdapterRealtek ALC Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition I want to change my graphics card for gaming Audio Controller B- Storage IDE ControllerIntel R Series Series Chipset Family port Serial ATA Storage Controller - B Disk DriveGeneric- Compact Flash USB Device Disk DriveGeneric- MS MS-Pro USB I want to change my graphics card for gaming Device Disk DriveGeneric- SD MMC USB Device Disk DriveGeneric- SM xD-Picture USB Device Disk DriveST AS ATA Device GB RPM SATA-II Optical DriveTSSTcorp DVD -RW TS-H H ATA Device SMART Hard Disks StatusOK So my budget is around and my friend told me to change my g c to or ti so im not sure if my computer support it or wat and do I need to change anything to play games such as SC D Skyrim and etc Thank you nbsp
What is your Psu?
Ok so I have just ordered my computer which will arrive in a few days but I would like to change the graphics card to something more powerful when I recieve the PC My specs are Motherboard UNKNOWN that s the problem CPU AMD Bulldozer FX- -- Quad Core Hz -- Overclocked to GHz GFX Card ATI Radeon HD GB RAM GB Crucial Ballistic Mhz DDR Hard Drive GB I do not know the power supply s wattage or the motherboard as the seller did not specify these and I haven t got the PC yet I would like to replace the graphics card to either a change able graphics I card? to Am my ASUS NVIDIA GTX TI PCI-E Graphics Card Am I able to change my graphics card? - GB or SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD GHz Edition PCI-e Graphics Card - GB Now I am very new to gaming on computers I know how to replace the graphics card but I do not know whether it will fit in the slots or whether it is compatible for my power supply Can anybody help me out by telling my what slots Am I able to change my graphics card? the motherboard needs to have and what the minimum power supply I need for those card is so that I can change it if necessary Thanks in advance nbsp
Well if the system has a 6670 in it already then the motherboard has a PCI-E slot so either the 550Ti or 7770 you picked will be compatible. You need to find the model and wattage of the PSU first though, to make sure the new GPU is getting enough power.
Just curious but why did you decide to buy that system if you were intending to change the graphics card? The mobo and PSU may be of questionable quality so you would have been better off choosing and assembling your own components.
hi all got a post further down explaining lcd cable was no good so got another plugged it all on but now nothing coming on is there any button or anything i can do or is it another bad cable
hi all as in previous tpost further down i explained screen comes on fully when little movement of lcd cable just where it plugs to mother board so got another wire but does same thing so now know it wasnt wire so thinking what inverter or lcd backlight please help as i do not want to buy 1 then its the other is the only way finding out by buying part and testing. thanks in advance
My I drive is reading: not accessible incorrect function. Please help
See if this might help How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers
OK, my CD/DVD Rom Drive won't read some CDs but reads others fine. I have checked the CD and it works perfectly fine on other computers. I have cleaned it with a CD Laser Lens Cleaner. I can not figure out why it won't read this CD.
The CD it won't read is "Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel" It read the previous game CD just fine (which was Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake). Can anyone help me figure out why it will not read this CD? Any advice on how to fix the problem would be much appreciated!
Sometimes optical drive just start failing in weird ways... Replace it. They are not expensive and they are easy to replace, even in laptops
i have a dee optiplex gx 280 and i have 8 gb ram and a navida quatro 1 gb video card and seagate 500 gb harddrive i put in liquid cooling and a bigfoot 1gb enternet card got 2 sony dvd rewriters and the stock power supply just need to know if i can upgrade the cpu i like the pc it is working fine just would like to make it all it can be im running windows 7 ultimate and got good scores on proformance test
memory (ram): 5,2
primary hard drive:5.9
what would help othere then buying a new pc please help
What's your motherboard model and what CPU do you have at the moment?
Also what do you use the PC for?
has anyone encountered problems with windows 7 reading a thumb drive and is there a solution to this problem
You'll get better answers from others if you could elaborate your problem. What error message are you getting? Are you encounter the same problem w/ other flash drives?
hi !, i am running a system with intel core 2 duo processor and gigabyte motherboard. In my BIOS the first boot device is HDD, now i want to change that to CD/DVD, but i cant change them...
after entering Advanced BIOS settings -> Hard disk boot Priority [Press Enter]
but when i press enter it is showing the order, but those are disabled, i tried +, -, pu, pd but they didn't work. Does any one know the solution...?
You're looking at the wrong item. Go down one line until you see "First Boot Device." Change that to the appropriate CDROM device. You can also set the second and third boot device if you wish. What you are doing now is choosing which hard drive (and hard drives only) will boot ahead of the other hard drives. So if your hard drive is selected as the second boot device, this will tell the system which hard drive to look at first. That is, if you had more than one. If you only have one hard drive, that would be unnecessary.
You may also press F12 to temporarily change the boot order for that one time only without entering the BIOS.
I'm hoping for something cheap because reading ebooks is all I intend to do with it.
Any help appreciated.
Kindle; reasonalble price and functions precisely for this media
Hey, everyone. Last night I passed out with my laptop on my bed while burning a DVD and the laptop must have slipped off. The drop is a little over a foot onto a carpeted floor. I woke up this morning to discover it on the floor, unplugged. I plugged it back in and upon starting it up, I heard a loud fluttering sound. I attempted ejecting the disc and it made the same sound and opened the disc tray. I tried to play other discs in the drive, but none work. The drive is still recognized by the computer, but it just doesn't recognize that any discs are being inserted. Every time the disc drive is being used (ejecting, attempting to read, etc), it makes the loud, fluttering sound. Thanks for any help you guys can give.
The drive was running when the laptop slid off the bed. The DVD drive was damaged but it can be replaced easily if you are lucky enough for that to be the only problem
I just try to install KOMPUTERBAY 1GB DDR DIMM (184 PIN) 400Mhz PC3200 DDR400 DESKTOP MEMORY on a EMachine T3120. With 2 sticks of mem, it started beeping and it would not boot. With one stick it will boot but after a few seconds it will go to the Blue Screen of Death.
When I replaced the 512mb ram original it all went back to normal. I thought I had the wrong RAM since it look different from the old (see attached picture) but I was told I might had to do something to the BIOS. Any ideas?
Your're gonna have to look for a long time... It is time to change out of that eMachine into something you can learn on, and enjoy. The life expectancy of eMachines among our clients has been very short.
There isn't anybody at eMachines that can help you on this issue either.
I once ran across a simple UI item that allowed me to change LOCAL CONNECTION 2 to LOCAL CONNECTION.
RESOLVED. Open Network and Sharing Center. Click on the icon for the active connection. Change THAT name.
Hi, as above my PC has started having boot up issues and the Sys fan is reading 0rpm but when I've opened up the casing all of the fans are running fine.
Hmmm guess this isn't a very common problem then, could it be any kind of driver issue?
I've recently upgraded from XP to windows 7 but updated all the drivers I could find from the manufacturers website.
If you could upgrade 1 thing in my system, what would it be?
I will be getting a new PSU. I would use a 9800GT 1GB and then a HD 6950/6970.
Maybe my CPU and motherboard, and with that also my DVD Drive.
Recently, my laptop (Compaq Presario CQ50) battery passed away and unfortunately, the day after, the same thing happened to my AC adapter. Actually, the adapter itself works perfectly, except for the socket inside the laptop.
It seems this part is loose and no power can now reach my laptop. I don't care running my laptop only plugged to the wall outlet since I'm using it only in the living room. It's old and the replacement battery is quite expensive (I could not charge the battery without a working ac adapter anyways).
I was wondering if it was possible to buy only the socket and also how to replace it?
I recently recieved a newish computer that seems to work fine except for the DVD player When I put in DVDs and then click on the DVD drive it says to put in a disk even though I already have I have a Sony DVD-RW DRU A as a DVD player I have tried putting in DVD-R disks which is a supported type by the DVD player but it isn t working I tried to download a firmware update quot BYX quot from the Sony product page for this model but when I DRU710A disks DVD-RW: reading not try to run it DVD-RW: DRU710A not reading disks it says quot Access denied You must have administrative privileges to flash drives quot even though I only have one account DVD-RW: DRU710A not reading disks on this computer and the control panel says it is an administrator I even added a password DVD-RW: DRU710A not reading disks for it If someone can tell me how to get this DVD player working I would be very thankful P S I am running Windows if that makes any difference nbsp
Optical drives are not expensive any longer. Replace the drive
I have a dvd rom of model: ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P and it is not loading any disc.
And also it doesn't open from the first time, I have to press the eject button several times to make it open.
When I put the dvd or cd, the drive doesnt make any sound at all, but the light turns on.
I noticed also something when I right clicked the dvd drive in my computer,in the Hardware tab, under device properties it is saying: Manufacturer: Standard CD-ROM Drives, knowing that I have a DVD rom and not a cd rom.
How old is your DVD drive? Try uninstalling the driver for "Standard CD-ROM Drives" then scan for hardware changes
check the cables
hi got a question i have a video card withe 4332mb
the problem is it Shared Memory of 2559 MB
this gives me alot of problems withe gaming and i realy would like to change this
is there a way to change the Shared Memory to dedicated memory?
this would realy help
Could you provide the details of your graphics card?
Hey guys I shot a short film on DVD PC no footage longer reading in Used a friend s mini-dvd cam as I didn t have my own at the time Edited on Windows Movie Maker and everything was great I still have the same PC but I did install a new dvd cd drive as the old one wore out At some point in there I deleted a lot of raw footage DVD footage no longer reading on PC including this particular film to save space I did make a dvd copy of the original and thought that would be sufficient I m now wanting to post the film online but discovering that not only will the original dvd I made not play but even the mini-discs of the raw footage just sit there in the drive No prompts Nothing If you try to open the drive it just shows that nothing is in there CDs will play Professional DVDs will play But my film and the original footage does nothing I have Windows XP The footage is on mini-dvd-rw And the copy of the edited film is on a dvd-r disc What could be the problem Thanks so much nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dvd-footage-no-longer-reading-on-pc.168270/
Hi, in a different thread archean recommended that I make sure that there is reasonable free space in the OS partition. How do I know what size it is and if I need to make it bigger? As you can see I know very little about computers.
My hard drive has 59.3 gigabytes free and 84.9 gigabytes used.
I think it's fine.
My dvd rom is not reading some dvd 9 games. And sometimes when I insert a dvd 9, the dvd rom starts to make noise. Also if it reads the dvd, while I am in the setup of the game it starts to make noise and then the setup crashes.
Note: the model of dvd rom is: ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P
I'm guessing these DVDs work fine in other drives? Unfortunately your drive might be on it's way out. Good thing is DVD drive are relatively inexpensive these days. Mine lasted about 5 yr then started to make odd noises and wasn't able to read CDs (data & audio) & DVDs (data & movies).
So now I've gotten rid of the blue screens by taking out the bad piece of RAM but most games still crash or lock up in menus. So I decided to benchmark my graphics card and this is what I've received I don't know what a lot of it means but if you see something wrong I'd like to know because it said I scored low for my PC.
The above if the website link to see it because for some reason saying I can't post images.
SLI / CrossFire
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This is probably the problem. It didn't get your gpu specs correctly.
I have a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard MA785GM-USTH. I have tried several times to set the BIOS to boot first from a cd/dvd. It does not change the boot order. I continues to boot from my hard drive. I want to boot from a UBUNTU CD and I can't. Can someone help?
My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.
1. Remove the computer from power, unplug the power cord from the power supply.
2. Take the side panel off your computer case, exposing the guts of the machine.
3. Look for the motherboard, then look for a small shiny chrome colored battery.
4. Remove that chrome colored battery off the motherboard.
5. With the battery removed, take your hand and press the (power) button on the front of the case.
6. Keep that button depressed and or pushed for approx. 30 to 40 seconds, while your computer BIOS is drained of it's power and hopefully it's current setting.
7. Let off the (power) button, replace the chrome battery back onto the motherboard, replace the side panel of the case and reconnect the computer power cord to the back of the power supply.
Now turn on your computer and see if that helped take care of some things! Again, this is just one of those quick fixes that may or may not always work.
Hope this helps.
So I was wondering, is it possible to change my laptops graphics card to a better one?
And then I also was wondering what I can do to make it faster? -I'm going to change the hdd to a 96Gb Kingston SSD HDD and I'm also going to get 2Gb more ram but what else can I do?
thx 4 any advice!
Well I doubt you can get a mobile gpu off the shelf(I have never heard of it).
BTW you might as well consider buying a new laptop....
My computer currently has an AMD V140 processor (Single Core) that runs at 25 Watts. I want to upgrade it to a Turion II (Dual core) that runs at 35 Watts. I want to know if this will be a problem especially since I am running a Toshiba, Which are known to run a little on the hot side to start with
Have you checked that the motherboard is compatible with a dual core processor. An additional 10 Watts should not be a problem but the extra heat might be although that may be overcome by using a cooling pad.
What is the model of the PC.
I have no problems when the unit burn discs.
But when the unit try to read discs, the unit is slow.
I restart Windows 7 and after the restart the unit read discs well.
What could be?
Who makes the BluRay drive?
I have not been one to ask for help to get my PC out of trouble and I am new to this forum I have built a handful or two of PC s over the years I have a Dell Inspiron laptop which started Dell change Inspiron 9100 laptop video random characters - - tracing at having random video issues such as video traces and random pixel change then I noticed random characters flickering or appearing on the text in my BIOS even with my harddrive removed I am not completely familiar with character mapping and if this could be a VIDEO CARD issue but I suspected it was a BIOS VIRUS SInce I could not flash the BIOS without Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random having Power connected AND a good battery in the unit I shelled out bucks to buy a new battery I flashed the BIOS to the latest ver but I am still having the same problem I have seen video failures before but not like this I performed a bootscan with Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random AVAST afterwords but no dice As far as I know the only hardware quot virus s can effect quot are the HD and BIOS Once again while I am looking at a page in the BIOS I see letters being replaced by other characters and the longer I am on that page it becomes unreadable Sounds like a Virus to me OR could it just be I need to replace the VIDEO card Dell Inspiron laptop Mb ATI Mobility Radeon Windows XP and THANKS FOR ANY HELP xxxx nbsp
Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.
If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
I have a Toshiba 1.5TB External HD, I could not find a power supply for it soI did the next best thing and transferred it into a Samsung 3G case. I can get into the drive, the Properties show that -500gigs is utilised, but I cannot see any files. How do I access the drive and be able to see my files?
Has anyone had this problem, and know how to solve it?
I inserted my game disc as usual but the auto play never came up so I decided to go to my computer and run the disc manually but it told me there was no disc inserted into the drive. I tried several other discs (2 audio CDs, a blank dics and a DVD) and again it told me no disc was inserted, I went to device manager and it told me that the device was working properly and I tried rebooting several times but still it says 'no disc in drive' or 'please insert disc'. Somebody please help, by the way I use Vista.
You can try deleting the device from device manager and rebooting. Windows will load the drivers again and add the device back. If that doesn't work and you've tried known working discs then it may be time to replace the drive.
Hello to all I saw this topic dating back to but it seemed that at DVD stopped DVDs ROM reading CDs Sony Vaio and made home that time the drives were not working were stopping That is not my issue Before suggested I have tried what was recommended then uninstalling the drive and removing lower and upper in the registry sorry cannot remember what they were Ok here is what I have and what it has been doing for over a year I have a Sony Vaio laptop CR E Vista Over a year ago it just stopped reading home made disks My daughter s wedding disk the disk of my X rays from the Doctor music regardless when put in they were seen as blank Sometimes if I kept putting them in they would be recognized but mostly not I got a cdrom Sony Vaio DVD ROM stopped reading home made CDs and DVDs cleaner used it and it seemed to work for a good while However it is doing it again If I burned the disk on this system before it would read it but I am not sure if that is the case now It makes me crazy I went and got a new cleaner and have done all that I know to do Sony you suck Too many ppl have had this problem My next laptop will NOT be a Sony So if I put a commercial cd or dvd in it works fine Any suggestions Can I clean this sucker any other way nbsp
In any CD/DVD RW drive, there are 2 'lasers'. One is for reading, the other for writing.
From what you have said, it sounds as if the 'writing' head has lost power, or is failing in some way.
So when you use a commercial DVD it reads perfectly, but when you try to load from the DVD's you burned on that drive, it is unreliable.
The only real answer is to buy a new CD/DVD drive unit. It's very easy to fit, and not very expensive either. I have found also that some CD/DVD drives seem to read 'bought' discs better than others, maybe some alignment differences between manufacturers ?
When you get a new drive installed, you can make new copies of the unreliable discs.
If you don't like the idea of taking the drive out, you can buy a stand-alone CD/DVD RW that will plug into (usually 2) USB ports. Not good on a laptop ! There are some that will use only 1 USB port though. Hope that's of help.
* This is one I have, but be aware that the read/write speed is only X8 on DVD.
On a new build I have an air cooler ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2. I have an OC of 3.6 on a Phenom 1090. Not much but still an OC. I have several different things to check temp and all of them are saying 36 degrees at idle. They are also measuring all 6 cores and all of those say between 26-27. Is this a good idle temp or should it be less than this?
These are very good Idle temps. I have a phenom II X3 720 OC'd to 3.8 and it runs at around 42-45c load. That is a higher overclock though and I' cranked up the vcore to get as much out of it as I could. You don't need to worry about temperature if it is under 50C. It's been my experience that you can run a CPU at 65C max without killing it. After 50C it really is your choice if you want to take the risk. You have a very good heatsink, though. You have lots of overclocking headroom if your CPU will hold up.
My dog recently desrtroyed my labptop, and for the past 4 days I've been trying everything I can think of to recover data from the old computer's hard drive. my latest attempt was to plug the old hard drive into a hard drive enclosure. Both the USB cord and the enclosure work when pluged on they're read as a USB mass storage device however as soon as the hard drive is plugged into the enclosure th computer fails to read anything, nothing appears under my computer, device manager, or disk management.
The Hard drive is a Seagate Momentus 7200.3
2.5" SATA, Capasity:320 GB, 7200 RPM
The enclosure is a Tsunami Elegant 2500, 2.5" HDD Enclosure
if you cant think of how to make the enclosure work for me other suggestions for removing the data from the hard drive are also welcome
make sure the jumpers on the IDE hard drive are set to Slave
hi all i dont have much knowlegde of computing but was wondering if it is possible to change my s prosavage ddr graphics card so i can do more than what i can at present on my desktop I know my computer is nearly years old but i like it and it has never let me down i cant afford a new one at the moment so I recently increased memory to GB and my motherboard can support Gb so i Shall have GB within days Below is some info for anyone that can asisst me Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack build Install Language English United States System Locale English S3 DDR ProSavage my Change United Kingdom Processor a gigahertz AMD Athlon XP kilobyte primary memory cache kilobyte Change my S3 ProSavage DDR secondary memory cache Not hyper-threaded Drives Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space MATSHITA Change my S3 ProSavage DDR CD-RW CW- Optical drive quot format removeable media Floppy drive IN-WIN iAPP CF USB Device Hard drive -- drive IN-WIN iAPP MS USB Device Hard drive -- drive IN-WIN iAPP SM USB Device Hard drive -- drive IN-WIN iAPP MMC SD USB Device Hard drive -- drive ST A Hard drive GB -- drive s n JV MAE rev SMART Status Healthy System Model Time Computers KM - Enclosure Type Desktop Main Circuit Board b Board MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO LTD MS- Bus Clock megahertz BIOS Phoenix Technologies LTD PG Memory Modules c d Megabytes Usable Installed Memory Slot A is Empty Slot A has MB Local Drive Volumes c FAT on drive GB GB free Network Drives None discovered Printers Lexmark Series on USB Lexmark Print- -Fax Printer on LexmarkFax Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort Send To Microsoft OneNote Driver on Send To Microsoft OneNote Port Display S Graphics ProSavageDDR Display adapter AOC Monitor quot vis August Multimedia Realtek AC Audio for VIA R Audio Controller new Group Policies None discovered Other Devices MSI Micro-Star Motherboard MS- Please see below for the Memory RAM upgrade options available for the MSI Micro-Star Motherboard MS- Memory Details for the MSI Micro-Star Motherboard MS- Standard Memory MB or MB Removable Maximum Memory GB Total Memory Slots Memory Type -Pin PC MHz DIMM Notes nbsp
Appears that your video is onboard, and that your board has an AGP graphics slot.
So you could theoretically purchase an AGP card to replace it. These are the supported types:
Supports AGP 2.0 1x/2x/4x
This is a quick search on Newegg, just make sure you stick to ones that have 4x, not ones that are exclusively 8x. You can probably search online elsewhere as well.
sorry if trouble having reading DVD drive DVD's this is in the wrong place and stuff but I was just looking for quick help - my computer is kinda old built from random parts by a friend so I don t know much about it and I don t know a lot about computers The DVD drive is having problems recognizing DVD s CD s DVD drive having trouble reading DVD's are fine when I enter a DVD you can hear the drive is trying to read it and SOMETIMES it DVD drive having trouble reading DVD's does it fine and is recognized in my computer but other times it just DVD drive having trouble reading DVD's stays DVD-RW DRIVE i have tried uninstalling the drive and reinstalling it looking for firmware updates and booting in safe mode clean state mode etc but it always struggles to read DVD s I also tried editing the Primary IDE channels in the Device manager to PIO only DMA if available to experiment and see if it helped but no joy do you think it s just a case of the laser that reads DVD s has given up ps im using windows XP thanks nbsp
Sounds like hardware to me.
These drives fail frequently and are cheap and easy to rep[lace.
Dear All member of Techspot and moderators.
Recently, My computer is starting change time and dates
1st day before Normal computer use: work, homework, play, Yehhh! <expression>
2nd day, when I turn on the computer, it show me today is "March 13, 2014. 3PM"
Time and Date is wrong. I manually change correct time.
3rd day, the computer change its time and day again, fix it manually.
Basically I do 2nd and 3rd repeatly.
I researched about this problem: I might need change the battery.
However, I really want to know what is the most important thing to do before I replace the battery. Do I need back up all my saved data in computer ?
Also, what if I do not replace the battery ? I mean what is the worst situation.
Your bios setting will get reset, when you change the cmos batterry.
Take note of the setting, before changing the battery.
Your data on the harddrive will not be affected, by a battery change.
I always thought that a weak/dying battery caused reset to factory setting. March 2014 ??
I went out to purchase an ACER Aspire 5551G laptop today (it was just so damned cheap), and all was going well, until I tried to install some programs.
The Rom was insanely loud, it was literally vibrating my whole desk. At first I thought it was the CD Tray being loose but it does not look like that is the case.
I am assuming the alternate possibility that it is just running too fast, so I would like to ask for solutions to this problem.
The optical drive I have currently is, Matshita DVD-ROM UK890AS.
Thank you in advance.
infact, i think the tray is loose...
My desktop computer suddenly stop reading the DVD drive. It doesn't read any disc, there is no icon for the dvd drive in my computer and when I go to the device manager it says "windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The drive may be corrupted or missin."
Does anyone have any ideas?
With the PC turned off and unplugged, just in case check both ends of the data cable and check the power cable as well to make sure they are securely connected. Disconnect them and plug them back in. Turn the PC back on.
If that doesn't do anything, it probably means the drive has failed. It happens. Replacing it should solve the problem in my opinion.
I have just attempted to swap a hard drive from my dell to a compaq that someone gave me. When I power on the computer that the hard drive is in I get a blank screen. Did I do something wrong? Please help.
Welcome to Techspot!
Sometimes when you swap a hard drive over to another PC it doesnt like the hardware change.
Try the following:
Remove the HDD from the Compaq and re-boot the pc. Even though the HDD is missing you should still get a picture on the screen.
If you DONT get a picture with the HDD removed the the Compaq either has a) a faulty mobo OR b) there may a problem with the graphics card. This all dpeends if you have a graphics card installed or if you are using onboard VGA.
Hope this helps
Hi all, its my first time posting here.
I have a large problem, all of a sudden my computer didn't run windows 7 from the primary drive, it ran XP from the secondary drive.
The drive doesn't come up in "My Computer" nor does it appear in the setup
I really need to know if there is a solution for this, irreplaceable photos are on it
First off look in the BIOS to see if its listed in there. If its not then the drive cables could have come lose or the drive has failed.
how di i convert hdd space into ram, i have a 1tb internal hdd, 3 gb RAM, and windoes 7 and a core quad prossessor
Watch this youtube video, Optimize Operating System Paging File on Windows 7 | Faster 7 Part 11 . This will show you step by step on what to do.
Ok I recently ran in to a problem after I Updated my Bios and Chipset i believe I burned DL disc right after the update perfectly as i was going to do another DL I stick the Blank DL Dual Layer into the drive it spins like normal But dont give me a issue DVD reading pop up to ask the usual like do i want to burn a image so im like whatever its cool i open up imgburn and it dont even DVD reading issue detect my drive I figure something is wrong with the drive so i buy another one just incase cause i could always take it back and it was doing the same exact thing but not detecting the blank media inside said it was not ready yet I dont know what to do so im asking for you guys help If you need any INFO please let me know what you need the drives im using are dvd- i media is not detected when in drive and a TS-H drive not detected when media is in and my chip set is intel D GCL I hope that was enough detail nbsp
did u try a different disc :S , it could be that the disc is faulty...
I have a new Medion Akoya P7360 (MD 8855) PC running Windows 7. I have been using Skype, and on one call my cousin couldn't stop laughing, he said I sounded like I'd been breathing in helium! I eventually pinned it down and discovered that it happens every time the PC goes into Sleep mode. After power-up, I can ring the Skype Call Testing Service (echo test) and it echoes back my message perfectly. If I put my PC into Sleep Mode (or allow it to do it automatically) then revive it, it raises the pitch of the microphone by about 5 semitones. I have tried a USB Phone, and this sounded OK. The only way I can resolve it at the moment is to re-boot the PC. I'm at a loss to think what the problem could be. I'm pretty sure I have the latest drivers. Anybody got any ideas?
have you tried another microphone?
Hey everyone. Happy early Labor Day Weekend!
This morning I plugged in my 8gb USB (with only a few songs on it) and my computer didn't recognize it at all. It just wanted to format it. So I formatted it, but it only formatted it for 1gb of storage space. Any solutions? Thanks.
Are you talking about a thumb-drive / flash device, or a small usb hard-drive?
for some reason i am having sound issues inside games like team fortress wich are related to having set speaker settings to surround sound when using stero speakers im using head phones windows XP I try to change the settings to headphones but the problem persists here is what happens when i change the setting in lt windows gt control panel gt sound from to headphones then return to the menu it has change back from maybe settings, malware? will change audio OS not headphones to this problem started about days ago all i want is stereo sound I also suspect that the IDT audio OS will not change audio settings, maybe malware? program which is not starting on startup anymore may also be a problem but i can still run it from control panel its also possible that some options in the IDT program like quot headphone virtualization support quot which i cant remember if i changed recently are the problem I know very little about audio software i cant hear windows sounds either right now but i can hear most of a Cd i have in the Cd rom but it cuts out a bit just rebooted and there is not Audio at all windows can no longer see any audio devices on device manager MICROSOFT WINMM wdm audioo compatibility Driver is quot not working properly quot quot A driver service for this device has been disabled An alternate driver may be providing this functionality Code Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device quot did a system restore i have sound but not system sound will do the normal maintence and check back here to see if anyone has any suggestions nbsp
See if this helps Reference Guides to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards
I have 3 usb ports in my laptop. Till last week, I was able to access pen drives using any of the port. Today, when I insert a pen drive in any port, first, my anti-virus (Kaspersky) asks for scan or skip scan, and simultaneously system shows a window stating "There was a problem installing this hardware USB Mass Storage Device.."
I click finish and this repeats until I remove the pen drive from the port.
I tested whether my port is working fine and attached a mouse, it works fine.
I have windows XP with all service pack updates installed.
Please help in resolving this.
Uninstall "USB Mass Storage Device" from the device manager, then do "Scan for new Hardware" from the action menu. This should re-install the correct drivers. NO 3rd party drivers needed, they come with windows
I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
In my advanced features bios I am given three boot devices to choose as I will, but if I want to boot from a hard drive it doesn't give me a choice so it selects primary device being the SATA.
The standard cmos features show the SATA on channel 0 master and i'm given three options - none, auto and manual. Nowhere do I see an option to change the IDE to primary. How do I do this?
I have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l mobo
In the Advanced BIOS Features you have First boot device; Second boot device; Third boot device. Take a look at the item just above those: Hard Disk Boot Priority
Highlight it and press "Enter." You should see all your hard drives listed.
I have a Philips DVD8631 drive running on a Dell Dimension 8400, Windows XP. The drive has been running perfectly until now. I went to erase a DVDRW and now when I place a blank brand new DVDR in the drive, the drive shifts from DVD-RW Drive to CD Drive. I have already applied the firmware update from dell, removed and reinstalled Sonic RecordNow (which BTW is crap), and did a system restore. I dont know what else to do. Can anyone help me before I decide to reformat my system?
I would replace the drive before reformatting the system. It sounds like the optical drive is failing.
According to CPU-Z my 1gig stick of DDR 2 667 is running at 333mhz although in the bios it says its running at 667mhz. What the hell is going on here ?, also my clock multiplier on my processor is jumping from x6 to x12 and back.
I know that there's power saving stuff built in to these things but ide just love to know if this is normal ?, especially the ram because it basically says 333mhz is top speed, but i can't believe that surely ?
P.S. My system specs are in the corner.....Thanks
Yes thats normal, yes your DDR2 is running at 667 even though it says 333.
I got this old emachine et 1161-01 with geforce 6150se already attached to it, and recently i have had some problems with games and videos. I am not a computer person, so i have no clue what my computer's motherboard can hold up to. does anyone have some idea what kind of graphic card i can buy with price less than $100 and has good quality? because i am a college student, and i am short on money.
From what I could find it seems that the eMachines ET1161-01 has a PCI-Ex16 slot.
I would recommend the XFX HD 4770 but it would cost about $112 including shipping.
If that's beyond your budget, the Radeon HD 4670 would also do fine.
NOTE: You will have to change your power supply in order to be able to use either of the cards mentioned. A good 400W PSU, like the Corsair 400CX, should be fine.
I have a problem. In MSI Afterburner even when I enable the voltage control and restart I can't enter a voltage or use the slider. Does anyone know what my problem is? I am using the latest afterburner 1.5.1 and nvidia forceware 186.18.
Why are you changing the voltage anyway. Unless you're watercooling your card you definately shouldnt be doing that.
I have looked everywhere and i cannot find a way to change the static ip on the gateway itself. I need to change it because some kid with a botnet loves to hit my ip, and i have no way to defend against it, because it is a static ip. I have called att, they wont change it. i seem to remember a while back when i had a gateway, and the public ip would change with every reboot of the gateway.
what can i do?
1) Do you have dynamic or static IP service from ATT? If really do have have static IP from ATT then they are the only ones who assign it.. and they are the only ones who control it. Nothing you can do if they don't do it
2) What kind of problems? The router firewall should block any access/attacks
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And you are aware you pay "extra" to ATT for a static IP?
Tipster advised me to,"Just make sure you set the Network cards to 1000mbps instead of Auto."
I recently bought a new router--Netgear WNDR3700.
I'm running Vista Home 64 bit on a Gateway FX6800-01e and thought that I could change the setting by going to Control Panel, then Device Manager---but there seems to be no way to change the NIC speed there.
Am I on the wrong track?
I'm curious to know why it's better to change the NIC speed to 1000Mbps, rather than letting Windows choose?
Looking to learn--not doubting the advice.
Tipster advised me to,"Just make sure you set the Network cards to 1000mbps instead of Auto."
I recently bought a new router--Netgear WNDR3700.
I'm running Vista Home 64 bit on a Gateway FX6800-01e and thought that I could change the setting by going to Control Panel, then Device Manager---but there seems to be no way to change the NIC speed there.
Am I on the wrong track?
I'm curious to know why it's better to change the NIC speed to 1000Mbps, rather than letting Windows choose?
Looking to learn--not doubting the advice.Click to expand...
Vista like 7 you should see icon for network near the clock in the system tray? Do you see such an icon. If yes!
Then right click then open network and sharing center
Once you do that you should see to your right Change Adapter Settings. Do you see this link? If you do click on it and then right click on your network adapter. Click on properties Click on Configure, click on Advance, scroll down to Speed & Duplex this name may vary with different nics. Now change the speed from Auto to 1000 it might be 1.0GBps same. Also if you see TCP Offload make sure those are set to Enable.
How are we doing so far? Okay or not?
If you get lost along the way all the settings are in the Device Manager. To get to this in Vista or 7 you just need to right click on the Computer icon on the desktop or in the flag orb menu then click properties and select Device Manager. Scroll down for Network Adapter, click on [+] to expand then right click on properties then on Advanced, then speed & duplex.
You should be all set?
Toshiba Sattelite A200 10x, bought it 2 and a half years ago, everything's stock at stock settings, only added 1 gig of ram to take it to 2gig total upon purchase.
I can't say I'm the exemplary laptop user since whenever I can I just leave it on the AC supply and let it run there for hours on end, that can't be good for the battery. Lately the moment I unplug it, even though the battery's fully charged it loses its charge completely in 1 or 2 minutes flat. Sometimes the same time I unplug it, 2 seconds or so later it turns off.
I'm guessing it's time for a new laptop battery, or could be coming from a leak or such? I'm just posting to confirm.
You should be able to take it to a Battery Specialist http://batteryworld.com.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=11193 and they might be able to diminish somewhat the 'recharging Cycle memory'. But it will take them a while to do and it will never be totally reliable eg. temperature differences will affect the battery run-down time. As a backup for around the house could be money well spent and if you buy a new battery having the second should (if you don't use and abuse it like the last) lengthen the the life of the new one.
Hope this helps
I am about the change my video card, and I am afraid of any malfunction on the way. Any advise before I start?
Firstly, ensure that you get a video card that is supported on your motherboard. Remember to uninstall all present graphics drivers before removing the old GPU. Check that your PSU is sufficient to power your new graphics card.
It would be helpful if you tell us what your system specs are and what GPU you are considering to purchase.
hi im new to all this and im after upgading my processor i have a chaintech 7VJL deluxe apogee mother board with a amd athlon 1700 processor what is the best processor i could fit to it ive done some research and got abit confused lol
chaintech doesn't make motherboards anymore so i cant find a CPU support list for your motherboard. if i was you i would save up for something like this eMachines ET1331G-03w Refurbished Desktop PC $359.97
We moved to a new place in December and my atheros ar5005gs WiFi adapter and WRT54GP2 don't seem to like each other any more. Everything in our new home is positioned the same as it was in the old place. I think I may have figured out that the problem might be that there are (according to Network Stumbler) at least 5 other WiFi routers on channel 6 in this neighborhood.
I need to find out how to change the channel number on my atheros ar5005gs adapter. Changing it on my router is no problem, I know how to do that.
Thanks, in advance for your help.
you only change the channel on the router, not on the NIC.
I've been away from the comp stuff for awhile, now i knew pretty well about how to read vid cards when it was like gt 8600 etc.. but what's with this new 3 digit stuff!? what's 240, and 250?
Also this isn't vid card related but what's up with hard drives having cache now!? Things change so quickly
Nothing new about the "3 Digit Stuff"! LOL!
nVidia released the GT 200 series as a follow up to the 8000 / 9000 series of cards.
Check out the technical details of each card like the GTS 250, GTX 260, etc. online. If you really knew how to "read video cards" before, then things haven't changed as such. Only technology has gotten better. So you should have no issues reading them now.
In brief, GTX 295 > GTX 285 > GTX 280 > GTX 275 > GTX 260 and so on.
Okay so i got the Lg Neon the other day. I love the phone it's cute and everything. But the thing is i can not figure out how to set a ringtone. On all my other phones i have had i used myxer and found the ringtone i wanted and sent it to my phone and it would download automatically and so on... Well this one is not like that its telling me that download failed when it connects to download it. Well then i went out and got a sd cardit fits in the phone and everything says its there and everything well i put songs on it and put it in my phone well... it want let me set them as ringtones still or anything... im not gettin how to do this or anything...
from a gts200 to a 9800 gt
now my monitor turns of mid loading of vista
and even when i change back video cards i am now still getting the same problem..
what do i do?
i cant even do anything now cause i cant even use the computer
i need to use my bad laptop...
Mid loading of Vista? Try booting into safe mode by pressing F8 during boot up. select VGA Mode and reboot
Hi,i need a bat file for changing IP address randomly ..Also should change in the ip range.For ex.now this is my setting..
Ip address : 192.168.1.2
subnet mask : 255.0.0.0
default gateway :192.168.1.1
preferred dns :126.96.36.199
alternate dns :188.8.131.52
Now i need a bat file which should change my ip address alone randomly in the range 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.100...I dont know its possible or not..but i need to do this how can i..thanks in advance..
hmm; very strange request to perform randomization via bat file.
we normally recommend using DHCP to make the assignments to avoid collisions with
other systems on the subnet.
there is no advantage to randomization
so imo, this is very suspicious of being some kind of hacking effort ...
My girlfriends computer would not boot into safe mode so I went hdd? slave to boot.ini change on How into run and typed in msconfig and changed the boot ini to boot into safe mode Well it still didn t boot into safe mode and now windows does not start up normally either It goes to the option screen of how I would like it to boot safe mode options last known good configuration start windows normally but no matter which option I choose it just restarts and goes back to this screen in an endless loop I have connected her hdd to my computer and made it the slave drive My question How to change boot.ini on slave hdd? is is there anyway to access the boot ini on her hdd and change it back t how it was before the way i have it set up right now I have tried going to msconfig but only my hdd shows up Also my hdd is connected via sata and hers is ide don t know if that makes a difference Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks thanks for the help rf can you help me out a little more and tell me how I can edit the file on the slave drive or the other way you mentioned thanks I don t have the recovery disk is there any other way Or am I able to get one through Microsoft nbsp
It appears that using msconfig probably put the edit into boot.ini. Therefore, your should be able to edit the file on the slave drive & remove the offending safeboot option.
The recovery console is another way to re-create boot.ini. This involves the original HDD back in its computer. bootcfg /Scan finds instances of Windoze installations. Bootcfg /? gives you an idea what is involved.
I am asking, do someone noe how to change password of adim but u are just a guest account using cmd tnen u nid do some kind of thing then restart and somehow the password has change.. or rather how to chage pass but u dun noe the adim pass.
Please try again in clear English
Or get someone to post for you who can write English clearly, at least to an understandable level
i ran cpu-z and it says that my mem is running at 400 instead of 800. anyone know why?b the mem is one 2 gig stick. specs are in the drop down. oh and my proc does have a 800 Mhz FSB.
Did you set the Volatage and Timing correctly in the Motherboard BIOS?
Your Motherboard may not Support DDR2-800 Speeds. (I'm Assuming it's DDR2?)
Actually, If I do Remember, with DDR2, I have mine Set up as 533 and it's supposed to run at 1066.
I think CPUZ Halfs the Number considering it's DDR2 I'm not too sure about it tho. Anyone, feel free to Correct me on this.
i have this temperature reading and wanted to know what that 82 degrees was referring to. just for your information, it was reading that same 82 prior to a power supply upgrade and a case upgrade. i had a dell case with a 300W PSU. replaced with rosewill 530W PSU and Antec VSK 2000 case with 2 120 fans in the front and 1 120 in the back. i am guessing it is a "non-reading". just wanted to confirm.
That is most likely a sensor on your motherboard, which either doesn't exist, or is having some sort of conflict. There is not way you could maintain the rest of those temps with something coming back that hot.
I wouldn't worry about it.