I have a Genuine Microsoft DVD DV4 not does ... Pavilion internal Pavilion UEFI show dvd using for Windows When I put the Bios in UEFI boot mode It does not boot from the DVD or Pavilion DV4 Pavilion using UEFI does not show internal dvd ... if i use a USB bootable stick nbsp formatted using APT format When I hit esc on boot and select the boot devices to boot from nothing is shown nbsp If nbsp I let it just try to boot it give me a message that no bootable image on hard disk It is a new hard nbsp When I put it in legacy support mode it will boot either the USB or the internal DVD but I want to use UEFI and the new APT format for security What device can you buy so this laptop nbsp will boot something that is portable media on this bios nbsp It came with this format on the original hard drive with windows nbsp Thanks Buford nbsp HP Pavilion DV - cl with INSYDE F bios from latest updatehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Pavilion-DV4-Pavilion-using-UEFI-does-not-show-internal-dvd/td-p/5787572
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 m writing this post because this was asked so many internal speakers together your Make external & laptop play times over but nobody seems to have come up with a good answer People suggested Make your laptop internal & external speakers play together some trials of paid programs but that Make your laptop internal & external speakers play together s not really an everyman solution I don t know on how many machines my workaround will work depends on the audio chip I m going to tell you how to do this in foobar My system is Win I think that this will work only if you see something like this in your Playback devices right-click windows audio icon amp select from menu to launch it So if the headphone output is not quot Ready quot when nothing is plugged into it you will maybe be able to use the HDMI output if you feel adventurous or for that matter any output that you have You possibly have no idea why I m talking about that but this will be clear after reading through the rest of my little manual ------------------- download amp install foobar here http www foobar org download play around with it of you don t know the player download amp install the latest ASIO ALL here http www asio all com leave all install options default download ASIO support for foobar http www foobar org components view foo out asio double-click it fb k will install it automatically go to foobar file- gt preferences- gt output- gt asio Check if asio all is visible at the top list You can use the x driver requires foobar restart Add a new channel mapping Don t change the name you won t need it anyway click quot configure quot ASIO ALL window will pop up Enable advanced settings bottom right now there s the icky tricky part Click the next to all and enable all the outputs that you like sometimes the HDMI output is also there What you really need is sth like quot internal speakers out quot and quot HpOut quot On my computer Dell Inspiron R it looks like this IF YOU CAN T SEE TWO OUTPUT DEVICES HERE YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS Sorry everything depends on how your soundcard handles it maybe connecting the headphones will make it appear Try around Click quot cancel quot this was for other outputs to appear Click quot Add new quot Rename it to quot int ext quot or whatever Map lt channel name gt to the Left channel and lt channel name gt to Right you can play with that even build a faux surround with a bit of luck Play test signals if you re not sure where each channel should be On my machine it s like that Click OK Apply then restart fb k and go to file- gt preferences- gt output Select the output ASIO int ext Click OK Play your favorite piece of audio If you did everything correctly you should hear all the outputs together Meaning your internal speakers and the jack-connected headphones or speakers The sound will work ONLY fb k you will have to stop the music to use any other program that outputs sound ASIO overrides Windows output Most music files will work The method is transferable to any program that can support ASIO Leave some feedback if it worked for you Or if it didn t anything s good nbsp
Props to OP - I've found a somewhat related hassle-free solution for desktops with Realtek Audio.
In the settings, you can 'disable front jack detection'. Therefore, speakers connected to the rear panel won't stop when you plug something else in the front.
This happened couple days ago when my laptop started to act like crazy.. It used to freeze but two days ago it shuts down when I'm in the middle of doing something like Photoshop.. It even shut down while posting this thread once..
I thought it'd be a problem with the windows so I installed a fresh one but yet the problem is not solved..
And after some search on internet I came up with some apps like HDD and CPUID Monitor and here's a snapshot of the scan, and I wish someone of TECHSPOT family would help, that'll be so much appreciated..
Hi every one
I need your help gays
I saved some files in my USB but when I explore my USB the files are not appear
it shows that usb is empty
I do not know what to do
Have you tried the same USB on a different pc? If not, do so.
Today marked the launch of AMD's new 300 Series graphics cards but truth be told, most everyone is waiting to see what kind of performance the upcoming Radeon Fury X can lay down. Some reviewers already have AMD's latest hardware...
They are 4GB of RAM short of the promise they made, but they are 10 miles ahead in their Red vs Green B.S.
I like green colours much better though
Asus announced a bevy of new products earlier today at Computex but one thing you might have missed is this transforming desktop PC chassis. Crafted with help from In Win, this unique convertible case from Asus' ROG division takes the...
"Practical" is debatable.
My ext.HDD don't show content of one of folders. It's not hidden! It start playing movies inserted in it when I try to play this folder with VLC player, but that is all what I'm able to do with it. I tried to check disk for errors bot none was found, have anyone idea what could be wrong? Thanks in advance Michal
And we should play 20 questions as to WHICH directory??
I get a bit jittery when I'm unplugging cable connectors (these images are just examples, I'm thinking of all types of connectors). What's the best way to safely unplug them?, pull from the cables or from the plastic case. What's your experience?. This pics are just a few examples of connectors. I'm posting this thread about any type of connectors. Thank you.
Many simply pull apart. Watch out for the ones with locking tabs though. I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as you take your time.
My friend's USB flash memory has data (its drive shows that there is data in it) but when I double click on it to open it and see the contents, it doesn't show any folders and files! I did the following works:
1- I scanned it by my updated kaspersky AV. but no threat found
2- Scanned by windows defender tool. same result!
3- scanned by malwarebytes anti-malware. same.
4- cmd (run as administrator) -> go to its drive (e.g., H:, when H is my flash drive) and typing the attarib -s -h *.* /s /d command. It could not to show the data.
All my attempts faced failure till now.
Can anyone help me please?
Go to cmd (run as administrator) -> go to its drive (e.g. H: where H is my flash drive) and type the attrib -s -h *.* /s /d
Now flash will show the data.
Your attrib spelling was wrong correct them
My usb keyboard and mouse stop working for abt 30 sec or so when I put my phone in charging mode with one of my usb ports...will it be safer to get a usb sound card or an internal pci sound card?.I prefer the usb sound card for its portability;especially if I shift to notebook platform. but I am worried about not getting enough juice through the usb port to power the sound amplifier since I have connected quite a number of devices on existing usb ports.. choices are either,'asus xonar DG' internal pci sound card or 'creative sound blaster play 2 usb sound card'.
Just bought a new board and I dont know how to get my geforce gts450 card working
Have you installed latest NVidia driver pack compatible with your operating system?
www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-usClick to expand...
I have an Hp Pavilion that I got about 2 years ago and I do play games on it. One game in general which is League of Legends. My concern is that if anyone knows about this game during teamfights when the computer is operating extensively because of all the action going on I always frame lag. My frames drop only during fights. When nothing is happening my frames are okay. As well other programs on my computer run slowly now as well like windows media player and just when I'm starting programs up on my comp. This happened now so long ago and it was a sudden change. I don't know what to try anymore. I have reformatted my comp and still the same issue. Help would be much appreciated thank you.
The HP Pavilion could be over-heating. After years of use, the CPU's thermal pads and paste become hardened and this causes the CPU to run hotter and hotter causing game play to suffer
I've recently bought a HP Pavilion 15-n252sq laptop, with Free Dos - unfortunately I can't install Windows 7 over it, due to the following error I keep receiveing in the Installation screen:
"Select the driver to be installed" - and regardless of the paths I have and the available folders, I can not seem to proceed wtih the W7 installation.
Please notice that, I've tried to use both a W7 DVD and also a bootable USB drive (and yes, connected in the USB 2.0 port and not USB 3.0 ) - but I always get to the same point where I have to select drivers.
Please also notice that the BIOS doesn't allow me to make any modifications except for some minor ones (like select boot priority, or enable USB 3.0), as the rest of the MAIN features are greyed out .
Can anyone please help me with this issue?
You may have to use a program Like KillDisk to reformat the drive. Then try installing your Win 7 DVD.
Ok, so I brought my external HD to my parents house to give my sister some family pictures and when i brought it home the next day it won't show up on my computer.
The computer sees that a device is present under "disk management," in the "other devices" category. I figured it was just a device driver that was the problem so i went to the acomdata website and downloaded their usb 2.0 driver and restarted. The computer still wont recognize the hard drive. To make a longer story short heres what I have done and checked:
1) Restart HD and all connections including different USB ports
2) brand new USB cable and power supply
3) installed new driver and tried device on multiple computer with the same problem.
At this point im at a loss. The hard drive will still powerup when i plug-in the USB cord, but wont stay spinning (i believe thats because the HD doesnt believe its plugged in or something? no?). The drive is a Acomdata HD500UFAP and the desktop PC i have is running windows vista 32-bit. Any and all suggestions are welcome
Thanx for the help in advance
List any Problem Devices
Make sure 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
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
The drive is a Acomdata HD500UFAP and the desktop PC i have is running windows vista 32-bit.Click to expand...
Also, what you describe is very odd as USB 2.0 drivers come in XP, Vista and Win 7 in the first place. So you shouldn't need to be downloading drivers from the vendor for your Vista 32
But, in any case, Problem Device report should show me what appears under Other Devices.. so tell me and we;ll just take it from there
I recently changed my motherborad , and I have a new Graphics card and new processeur ,
Graphics Card :
-AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
-AMD Radeon HD 6470M
I used every way to update the graphics card , sometimes it appears the blue screen , and then the drivers never up to date , help me as soon please
Computer : HP pavilion g6 Notebook PC
System : Windows 7 64 bits
this is an image from my computer
Have you worked on or repaired many laptops? English is not your first language?
Hello, I am using windows 7 and have an ASUS DRW-24B1ST c ATA driver. It shows up as so in the device manager but for some reason won't show up in my computer and the autoplay feature wont work because when I put a cd into the darn thing nothing happens.
I did a google search and found this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 but it failed to fix the problem.
Not quite sure what to do now...any help would be greatly appreciated.
Download and run Filter Driver Load Order. Select your CD/DVD device, click Clipboard button then paste the result into your next post
Hi I was wondering what form factor type this Pc has BTX or ATX, if im wrong in saying this please point me in the right direction, I require at least a 500W PSU and I am only purchasing in australia, Maybe from china if on ebay
1gb VRAM (Nvidia Geforce 520)
Intel i7 2600 - Quad core
According the the Manufacturer details, you have a standard ATX PSU so as long as you stick with that, you can fit pretty much any inside your machine. It does look like the 300Watt version inside the machine is a bit short compared to normal PSU's, but as long as you still have space, it should fit just fine.
Let me start off saying Different Sizes 2 Have Up The Show Monitors Settings But Same I actually have monitors but my rd monitor is an old one and shouldn t matter at this time since its SD and not HD I have other monitors though Both are HD televisions One is like inch the other is inch the inch one is connected to my cable for tv as well Everything was working fine for a long time till I downloaded windows Now I have both set to the highest settings of x But when I move things from my inch to my inch The things on the inch are 2 Monitors Have The Same Settings But Show Up Different Sizes giant and blown out of proportion now I tested this with internet explorer and if I have internet explorers zoom settings set to on the inch When I move the window to the inch It suddenly reads it at zoom And if I set it to on the inch and move it to the inch it reads it at zoom It didn t used to do this Also this happens with games now which is even far worse If im in the inch everything is fine but if I move a game window over to the inch everything becomes scrunched together and text is blown up to huge proportions and I don t even know how to fix this for gaming The odd thing is The desktop background and toolbars are all set to the proper size and look the same across both monitors Or if they aren t I cant detect 2 Monitors Have The Same Settings But Show Up Different Sizes any discernable difference like I can if I move a window from one to the other BUT 2 Monitors Have The Same Settings But Show Up Different Sizes its clear that the mouse pointer is much larger on the inch tv Is this an issue with something else im doing wrong Is there a way to lock everything or at least games and internet explorer to be just normal and the same betwixt the This might seem like just a minor annoyance at least for browsing the interent But if im gaming it just screws everything up Can anyone offer any help please I can give graphic card settings and even screen shot the difference between the if youd like nbsp
I have mostly fixed the problem! In the resolution settings there is an option that says make text and other items larger or smaller. For some odd reason all of the different monitors were set to different sizes. After switching all those to a small size. That immediately fixed the issue with games looking blown up and gargantuan on my 60 inch tv. But the charms bar was still huge. So going to the settings through the load up screen and not desktop mode in windows 8 I went to the settings and in the display settings there was another option for toolbars and whatnot which was set to default only on the 60 inch tv. When I set that to small like the rest that fixed the issue with that. So everything seems to be fixed right........ sadly no its a lot better than it was but not completely fixed yet.
While for gaming its definatly fixed. When I move an internet window from one to the other monitors the zoom sizes still change size between the 3 monitors. While this isn't a big issue since its something I can deal with. I would like to fix it if I can. What I would really like is to know if theres a way I can lock the zoom mode betwixt all 3 monitors for the internet settings. I checked the internet options and didn't notice anything that stood out to me for locking for fixing that.
When I was at my work computer it has 4 monitors, 3 are the same and 1 is a large tv. I noticed that when I moved stuff into the large tv such as an internet window, it didn't change the zoom size on my work station so im wondering what the difference is between them.
On a side note. For some reason when I start up games now most start up in stereoscopic mode. I figured out that ctrl+t shuts it off in most cases but it didn't used to do that and in my NVidia settings I cant seem to find any option for 3d vision/stereoscopic mode. This may require a full post but figured id ask it here for now.
My PC Config is:
Processor: i5 4570
Motherboard: Hi-Fi Z87x 3D Biostar
RAM: 1*8 GB kingston 1600MHz
HDD: Seagate 500Gb
Graphic Card: GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB DDR5
Planing to upgrade my internal storage by adding up a new SSD.
Could you please suggest for which SSD brand should I go for.
Samsung is a very good brand and running one in my latest build. Crucial. Intel.
Hello, My WD 1TB was dropped 3-4 ft I run it but it spin for a bit then this prompt on my monitor.
Then I go to BIOS and this is what appears..
What should I do now? Its not detecting? Is my HDD dead? Can I recover my files? there is more important files and project, presentation there Please help.
Hello, My WD 1TB was dropped 3-4 ft
Its not detecting? Is my HDD dead? Can I recover my files?
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I would say yes the drive is dead and if so no you can not recover your files.
Happened to me once and it is a tough one to chew, knowing everything is gone.
I have a Kingston USB DT101 G2. When I put the USB into my laptop it will not show up in my computer and I don't know how to access it.
Please could you help me.
Hi all My parents have an HP Pavilion entertainment laptop that frankly didn t run well when it was new but is really struggling to open programs now I am thinking of putting in an SSD as a boot drive and moving the HDD into the optical bay and upgrading the RAM to the max of Also possibly Pavilion 1100? HP dv6 Should upgrade I upgrading to Windows I think would confuse them My dad does a lot of photo editing using Lightroom Other than that it s basic word excel amp Internet browsing only Is it worth it for me to put a few hundred dollars I figure about into the laptop or should they look for a new desktop instead It would be worth it to me to extend the life of the laptop with a view to buying new down the road Here are the current specs HP Pavilion dv t- GB RAM Intel Core Duo T Should I upgrade HP Pavilion dv6 1100? Ghz bit Vista ATI Mobility Radeon HD Thank you nbsp
I would keep the HDD, clean install Windows 7 (check out this article for help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/clean-install, it is for Windows 8, but the same applies to Win 7), and upgrade the RAM. I wouldnt add an SSD because your CPU is pretty old and the SSD will be bottlenecked by it and therefore it would not help. I recommend Clean installing Windows over the SSD because clean installing gives the "New" PC feel to old hardware like an SSD does to semi-new PCs. The RAM will also make a huge difference. After you clean install Windows, report back and ill tell you what drivers you need (you only really need a display driver).
I think it is a good choice to wait for a new laptop down the road. This upgrade will gain you a few years, but dont expect to game on it. Keep in mind, clean installing Windows will delete all of your data! So use these sites to help assist you in your back up adventure:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/back-up-your-files (For Windows 7, but Vista is basically the same I think).
I recommend this less since it transfers old settings (which can be causing the performance hit you are experiencing) to the new install: http://lifehacker.com/5983652/how-t...without-losing-your-files-settings-and-tweaks
Windows 7 will set you back a hundred bucks: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366680086&sr=8-1&keywords=windows 7
But it is worth the upgrade. If you are a student you can sometimes get discounts thru Microsoft but since they want to separate themselves from Win7, they may not offer this anymore. But they still do for Win8, but it is hard to find an institutions other than universities.
Use this tool to find out what RAM supports your system: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner (tell me if the link doesnt work since I am running OS X now and it automatically sends me to the download for OS X, so I cut off some of the URL)
Finally, install the Catalyst Software Suite after you have clean installed Windows 7 and added the RAM: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeonaiw-vista64.aspx
Keep in Mind: You should install the newest BIOS revision for your laptop before upgrading to Win 7 to avoid errors: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...TypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3873224&taskId=135
Don't be afraid to ask questions . Sorry if this essay is intimidating .
I have a very "Strange" situation. I had my 465gb Verbatim USB flashdrive plugged into my XP Pro & forgot it was plugged in so I rebooted. In the process of it rebooting, the loosely connected connecting cable fell off disconnecting it.
Once it booted back up, I reconnected it but now it don't exist on the XP. Don't show up in my computer nor when I click the "safe to remove" icon yet I hesitantly plugged it in my W7 & it shows & everything is good.
Did I mess something up on my XP?
I have a very "Strange" situation. I had my 465gb Verbatim USB flashdrive plugged into my XP Pro & forgot it was plugged in so I rebooted. In the process of it rebooting, the loosely connected connecting cable fell off disconnecting it.
Once it booted back up, I reconnected it but now it don't exist on the XP. Don't show up in my computer nor when I click the "safe to remove" icon yet I hesitantly plugged it in my W7 & it shows & everything is good.
Did I mess something up on my XP?Click to expand...
I've run scans (Avast,mbam & SAS) on it & they came up clean.
Is it accurate to say that usb headphones do not use computer internal sound cards, but instead have their own built in sound cards?
I.e. choose between USB heaphones OR headphones with regular jack and an internal sound card?
Yes thats right. they have built-in dac or so called soundcard in their usb circuitry. I'd go with usb headphone unless the price difference is significant or I have better soundcard installed.
Hey, I have a WD Portable 1TB Hardrive and it won't show up in windows or device manger, ive had it for about a year a few weeks ago I was unable to access one of the partitions and I was using and checking and fixing errors with CHKDSK and it froze half way through and now neither of the partitions will show, is there anything I can do?
Outside of trying it on a different computer, probably not. Is the drive spinning up when you plug it in?
I installed an external webcam to watch the deer in my back yard. My interal cam is now picking up the feed from the external one. So far, the only way I have found to fix that problem is yo unplug the external cam. Is there a way around this?
The internal camera is showing me what the external one is seeing. I want to keep both cams and use which ever one I want, depending on the situation.
I will try and explain it better. My external cam is looking at my back yard. My internal cam, the one built into the pc, is looking at me. I should see my back yard when I activate the exteral cam, and I should see me when I activate the interal cam. What I am getting when I activate the internal cam, is my back yard. The internal is instead, picking up what the external cam is seeing, which is my back yard.
Hello Community My name is Andrew Fratello and I work for a computer repair shop in Florida I m new in the field at a professional level but I ve been tinkering with computers since I was a little kid I m new to this site as well and I hope it to bring me some good help with some of my future work if I cant trouble shoot it myself The HP Pavilion Dv - dx Laptop came into the shop today The problem with the PC is that it doesn t have any display HP laptop Dv6-3025dx issue Pavilion display at all You can turn it on and it will stay on just fine but even when I plug in a VGA cord connected to one of our shop HP Pavilion Dv6-3025dx laptop display issue monitors the screen still isn t displaying If it was a LCD screen issue I m sure I would have been getting video feed from the external monitor which leads me to believe that the motherboard is malfunctioning I want to double check here with you guys and get a couple opinions before I let the guy know what the problem is and what needs replacing The last thing I want to do is have the gentleman buy a new part that is worth a couple hundred and then it turning out to not have been the problem at all Please get back to me ASAP Thanks and looking forward to your responses nbsp
My guess would be the video chip. If you are not getting it on either screen.
For many home users when they connect to a home router there computer is assigned an IP address in class C (in the range 192.0.0.0 - 22.214.171.124) but there external IP (issued by the ISP) is different (e.g. 126.96.36.199). What device is responsible for this translation and how does it not which packet to send to which node on the network?
The router does it, have a look at this http://www.howstuffworks.com/nat.htm for more detail
My HDD wont appear in my computer, and then I check disk partittion it's size became 3.68 GB. But it have 500GB size. It is SATA.
Try replacing the drive...
I have a hp pavillion d4000 and I want to upgrade the processor. It has a 3.2 ghz amd but when I go to hp's website to see what the max processor I can put in it it hasl only a 2.4 ghz processor listed in the replacement parts list.
Whats the exact model number?
Hey guys so its been like a week now of me trying to get audio on my computer, Iv download, uninstall my audio drivers to my computer nothing has worked.
I had 1 Logitech headset that would only work for my computer, Any new headsets or speakers I bought wouldn't work.
When I go to my control panel> hardware and sound> device manager it says I have,Real teck higher definition installed.
The Small volume icon in the bottom right corner has an x in it, And when I open volume mixer,
It says no audio devices installed.
I already checked Bios.
Please someone help me before I go mad!
As well when I go into Dxdiag, It says error problem getting extra sound info
This is my dxdiag Shot
Also in my Msinfo32, When I clicked problem devices, Nothing showed up
Have you tried uninstalling all audio drivers and rebooting, then let windows install it's generic audio driver and see if there's sound? Sometimes another program or driver will corrupt the audio driver and requires un-installing the hardware (in Device Manager) and re-booting, then see if Windows finds a driver for it. I looked on Asus website for the latest audio drivers, but for the 4 versions of this motherboard, none have driver support for Vista or newer, only up to XP. Why are you using Vista, anyway? That's arguably the worst OS in existence, mostly because of driver problems. Still, Vista should have generic drivers for on board audio in it's driver database or you could try using the XP drivers from Asus http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_478/P4PEXSE/#download . If that doesn't work you may have a fried sound card. I've seen this problem a few times on older systems, either all drivers and everything looks good but still no sound, or drivers won't install because this hardware has a problem. In these cases I was forced to assume the output side was fried (after hours of troubleshooting and trying 3rd party drivers) and just install a cheap ($20) audio card (which probably sounds better than the on board audio anyway). I see you have PCI and PCIe slots so any card will fit. Here's a decent card for cheap; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020
I hooked up a USB drive to my DVR to epxand my recording time. The DVR reformated the USB hard drive. It turns out this drive is not compatable with the DVR. I would like to use the drive, as it is brand new, so I am trying to hook it up to my XP system. the drive shows up in the Device Manager as disk 4, but it does not show up in Disk Management. I also ran the "diskpart" utility. It does not show up in the "list disk", but I can "select disk 4". But when I do select it, I can't do anything to it. Any suggestions on how I can reformat this disk to use on an XP system?
Maybe the manufacturers manual will would be helpful. Can you provide me with the make an model?
So I'm going to upgrade the default HDD on my laptop HP Pavilion DV6 2153.eo. There are two things that I'm not so sure of tho.
1. Can I get a SATA/III SSD HDD and throw it in the laptop <- are the SATA/III SSD HDDs backward compatible with/to SATA/II
2. What HDD should I get, it should at least be something like 180Gb but then also the price shouldn't be sky high...and then ofc I should also be able to get it here in north Europe
P.S. I'm also going to get more ram...is there anything else that can be upgraded..?
...a bump here maybe...gonna need to order the parts soon so O_o
I have an external HDD caddy with x TB Western Digital Caviar Green hard drives in that are both formatted to NTFS When connecting the caddy to my computer via both an e-SATA cable and a USB cable the caddy has worked fine and both HDD s have appeared on My Computer The problem is that for some reason one HDD appears slightly slower than usual and the second HDD takes about minutes to appear which it has never done before I have tried swapping the HDD s around and it seems to be the one HDD that is causing External ages to taking show HDD the problem but I don t know why it has just randomly started happening What could be causing this problem I have tried using the caddy with the USB cable on my laptop where I discovered the problem and the home computer both resulting in this issue I am away from my computer for the next or so days so can t test the e-SATA cable to see if there is just something wrong with the HDD s All help is welcome Cheers nbsp
I have a thought on this one, but not knowing your exact setup I'll try. If you are connecting via usb and have a hub or many usb devices connected to that hub, try connecting directly to a usb port - this might make the detection time faster. Also, if you are connecting to a usb3.0 port & the device is only usb2.0 this can create a delay as well. As for eSATA, I haven't had devices fuss when connecting that way - it usually just works.
Post what the device is, your saying hdd caddy, but is it an off the shelf enclosure or something custom?! It might, might, be an issue with the external enclosure itself. That being said try going into it's web interface or config software & see if there is an issue with it - perhaps there is a log or alert area to get further info. Either way, post back what the device is, specs on your system, specifically the motherboard if custom or make/model if retail pc.
Hope this helps, take care!
I have a TB Western drive won't show on hard External computer Digital My Book Earlier today I connected my external hard drive to my computer and it showed up without any issues After I safely removed it I stored it away When I took it back out the end of the USB cable that is attached to the hard drive not the end that goes into the computer came out of the hard drive If you look at the picture in the following link you ll see what I mean It s the part that says quot SS quot in this picture http demo idg com au pcw MyBook jpg That little vertical rectangle-like piece came out with the wire and it was attached to the end of the wire I put it back into the port but now I can t access anything on my hard drive I can still turn my hard drive back on I just can t get any computer to access it I m guessing something got messed External hard drive won't show on computer up in the connection All my data should still be on the external hard drive Is there any way that I could retrieve the data nbsp
Yes, that connection on the external hdd is pretty much worthless. here are some thoughts...
1. get really small pliers or paperclips and attempt to remove the plastic "chunks" in the port.
2. attempt to RMA the drive, see if WD will cover broken USB3.0 ports as part of the warranty.
3. if all else fails, disassemble the external enclosure, remove the hard drive & hook it up as an internal hdd in your PC.
Hope this helps, take care!
hi, I have a 2 year old emachine e630 notebook with both usb ports broken. I do not want to spend money replacing ports. I can't find detailed information about the mb except that it is an acer e630 mb. i would like to know if the mb has a socket for an internal blue tooth device or where i can find this information. I have looked at the on line manual but there is no mention of socket.
I would be very grateful for any information, and as this is my 1st post on any forum site i hope its in the right place, thank you
You could use one of these... If the PCMCIA socket is still working:
Hi Recently I added additional internal HDD WD TB SATA MB Green as a secondary storage The original SATA cable connector is SATA - WD TB SATA - Samsung DVD-RW SATA - Empty SATA - Empty SATA - eSATA connector cable from computer s casing - Empty SATA - eSATA connector Cable from Computer s Casing - Empty I rearranged the cables to SATA - WD TB SATA - WD TB SATA - Empty SATA - Samsung DVD-RW SATA - eSATA connector from computer casing - Empty SATA - eSATA not BIOS Internal SATA detecting optical drive DVD/CD connector from Computer Casing - Empty Once done the motherboard BIOS only detects both the HHD It doesn t detect the DVD-RW anymore BIOS not detecting Internal SATA DVD/CD optical drive Before this both the HDD and DVD-RW was working fine I tried changing the DVD-RW s SATA cable to a new one tried connecting the DVD-RW in other SATA port but still same Note I didn t change any setting in BIOS BIOS Setting In quot Standard CMOS Features quot all IDE Channel - is set to quot AUTO quot hardware detection In quot Integrated Peripherals quot - PCH SATA control mode is always been AHCI - SATA Port - Native Mode is always been Enabled Please help me to solve this problem I want the BIOS and Win to detect the Samsung DVD-RW as well My system CPU Intel i - Ghz MB GA-P A-UD P rev - BIOS Ver F VGA Sapphire Toxic HD G RAM Corsair DDR GB MHz OS Win -bit SP Power Supply W Hard Disk WD TB SATA MB Black WD TB SATA MB Green Optical Drive Samsung X SATA DVD-RW Drive Model SH-S C nbsp
Apart from the detection on the screen, does the drive seem to work normally? If so, I would leave it alone.
If not, the drive has likely failed... it doesn't take much for an optical drive to go bad.
Final test? Does it work in another computer?
I have one working computer that has no problems connecting to the internet but on my second computer it tells me there are no network connections availible and I want to get it on wireless. I have a Belkin router that is correctly hooked up and seems to be working fine, but on my second computer when I click on the icon at bottom right of the screen to find the wireless connection, nothing shows up. Can anyone help?
Are you searching for the network with the Belkin wireless software?
I am sorry to bother you with something simple but I can't seem to find the right info. I have an HP Pavilion 533W that is running a 1.79GHZ processor, I have not removed it, only looked for the specs..
I have an Intel Celeron D 2.53 GHZ /256/533 that I bought new for a similar model but the motherboard ended up bad. I would like to upgrade with this extra processor I have but I can't find enough info on these to find out if it will work. I am almost down to just having to uninstall it and compare the cpu's.
I was hoping that someone would know the answer since this is not my strong point in the computer business. Thanks in advance for any help.
If the Celeron fits in the CPU socket, try it...
Hi Guys Got given a HP Pavilion DV from a friend who said it was busted i ve replaced the harddrive and ram and have got it working Last night i installed a lite version of XP with sp built in It installed perfectly in under minutes However i cannot get the wireless to work I downloaded and dv4000 on XPLite (wireless issues) Pavilion SP3 installed the drivers from the HP website and this allowed me to turn the wireless on and i get the little bubble in the bottom left corner saying there are wireless networks in range however if i click the balloon and it searches for wireless it cannot find any even though the router is right next to it After about a hour of playing around trying to get it working i downloaded another driver pack from the HP XPLite SP3 on Pavilion dv4000 (wireless issues) website and this included a wireless application i think it was HP Wireless assistant but i can confirm that later today With the application running i can find wireless connections but the actual wiress adapter still cannot find any When using the software to connect to the wireless it allows me to enter the wpa key and the windows connection says its a bridge network but it never makes it passed authencation Obviously the drivers are still wrong Can anyone point me in the right direction Cheers Nick nbsp
When using the software to connect to the wireless it allows me to enter the wpa key and the windows connection says its a bridge network but it never makes it passed authencation.Click to expand...
Some wireless configuration application disables the windows built-in wireless configuration manager so as not to cause any conflicts. Using the HP wireless assistant you can successfully connect to the network? Windows built-in cant?
When I start my computer windows doesnt show my F drive
C drive has windows and all programs on
F drive [internal] has all my documents on
D drive is dvd cd
I have to keep rebooting until it appears...about one in fifteen
It isnt in disc management
how do I restore F drive instead of constantly rebooting and hoping for the best
Run error checking on the drive in question.
I am hoping one of you fine people can help me to find a replacement motherboard for my HP Pavilion p p I have gone through the Pavilion Replacement HP p6226p for motherboard needed whole troubleshooting routine -- all peripherals RAM replaced with known-good power supply amp CPU and still can not get into the BIOS setup or boot Replacement motherboard needed for HP Pavilion p6226p past the HP splash screen I m down to replacing the motherboard now This computer currently has Motherboard -- M N -LA Viola CPU -- AMD Athlon II x Quad Core Graphics -- NVIDIA GeForce Integrated I m fine with a replacement motherboard with at least equivalent graphics as I do occasionally game with my boyfriend League of Legends Magicka running on lowest settings is fine with me I Replacement motherboard needed for HP Pavilion p6226p m in the market for a new computer but would like to keep this one limping along for another months or so if all it will cost me is a motherboard I have a Frys amp Microcenter nearby located in Houston and would like to go pick up a shiny new motherboard ASAP so if you could point me to one on their site it would be greatly appreciated Thank you for your time nbsp
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My DELL XPS L x laptop was equipped with Samsung Spinpoint MP HM JJ GB rpm hard disk Last month due to noise and auto shut down i gave my system to dell service center for repair but took out my hard disk as it was containing quot sensitive quot data and i don t want to take any risk Also i needed it for my dissertation as detected USB either inside not hard at or disk internal is Laptop my all data was on it In the mean time i bought another Seagate Momentus GB rpm drive as the xps has space for one more hard disk i put the samsung hard disk in usb case which need both side Laptop internal hard disk is not detected either inside or at USB male usb connector i was having an old connector which i tried to use but i can hear a little sound and it is not detected by my home desktop so i got a new usb connector and it was easily detected and i used as usual usb external storage when my laptop was fixed i took back the samsung drive along with the new one to service center and when they tried to place both drive the system didn t responded at all after some tries they announced the samsung drive which was originally shipped with laptop has gone bad and is unable to detect so i asked them to only fix newly bought drive in the system and make it workable by installing OS Now the issue is that my samsung drive can t be detected anywhere neither in laptop nor in my home office desktop though i was able to use it as external storage before but it suddenly stop working leaving me nowhere i have lot of important data on it and i want to recover it myself other choice is that at least i have do low level format so that i make that data unrecoverable by all means and than i claim a new drive in warranty as they offered me free replacement coz my system is still under warranty What i have tried till now Attached it as internal storage in laptop - no reaction rather laptop halt in BIOS and no further activity Attached as external storage - for the first time windows try to detect and install driver for it but fails later no action if tried to connect with either desktop i tried on many desktops Symptoms while attaching with any system as external storage the blue led of box turn on for a while but later it turn off as there is nothing attached and actually there is NO hardware activity as spinning or any sound the hard drive is totally silent What i feel is that there may be problem with its circuitry as in the beginning when i tried to attached it by using old usb cable it may done some damage in PCB but i am not sure Can anyone suggest as what should i do the major issue is to protect the data inside It would be helpful if i can recover it as it is very important for me but in case i can t recover can i destroy that data so that i claim warranty i have less time left for it please give any advice thanks for reading nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-internal-hard-disk-is-not-detected-either-inside-or-at-usb.175558/
I got my laptop last week and and yesterday the sound stopped working. The laptop is a ASUS G53SX: i7-2670QM 2,2 ghz. 8 GB RAM. GTX 560M.
I have tried to update/re-install the drivers without any luck. I have also tried system recovery and still no sound. The latest software that I have installed is Adobe Production premium 5.5 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
I have checked the playback settings and the only device showing is Sony-tv 1. I also checked for deactivated and disconnected devices but still only Sony-tv.
go to asus support website and download sound/audio driver according to your laptop model and OS
Hello everyone I just built my External in hard show up Computer does drive not Explorer/My new computer and everything seems to be working fine hardware-wise I put in my old hard drive which still has Windows Vista -bit External hard drive does not show up in Explorer/My Computer on it It booted up fine booting up and shutting down is extremely slow though I installed some of my motherboard drivers LAN driver USB drivers etc I am going to install Windows Home Premium on it as soon as I have backed up some important documents music and programs However my external hard drive USB does not show up in My Computer I checked the Hardware panel thing Apparaatbeheer and it does show up there Is there any other way I can access it or are there any fixes I tried deleting some HighFilters in the registry but this caused my PC to go in a reboot-loop Could I transfer files over a LAN-network to my laptop I have just installed CrashPlan could I use that to back-up all my files I don t want to pay for it and my upload speed is quite low around kB s and I want to back up over GB TL DR I cannot see my external hard drive in Windows is there any other way I can access it or backup my files GB I can provide any additional information Thanks in advance nbsp
/Close http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/ This worked for me
It didn't have a drive letter. I had to activate it as a partition or something, but it shows up and I can access it now, and that's what counts
Hi,I want to connect an internal dvd drive out of an old dektop. To a laptop I have got a ide to USB lead but this is not working .is there a lead you can get to give the DVD drive power ?thanks
I suggest getting a USB enclosure for the IDE drive. I've actually done that with an IDE optical drive so I could connect it to a PC at work that had no DVD writer.
VNC was working on my internal network viewing between different machines. I just changed the router (netgear wrn3500) and can't seem to connect between machines anymore. Able to access internet from each machine and can see windows shares. I am using the ip address assigned directly instead of using machine names.
Router firmware is stock.
Another thing is that the router is setup to use opendns. Had used opendns some time before and somewhat sure there were no problems with vnc.
Appreciate any thoughts / suggestions to the cause...
I am using the ip address assigned directly instead of using machine names.
Another thing is that the router is setup to use opendns. Had used opendns some time before and somewhat sure there were no problems with vncClick to expand...
OpenDNS would be for name resolution and you're using IP addresses - - > not relevant
VNC was working on my internal network viewing between different machines. I just changed the router (netgear wrn3500) and can't seem to connect between machines anymore. Able to access internet from each machine and can see windows shares.
Router firmware is stock.Click to expand...
The router is not involved in the connection other than routing; if you can ping and use the shares, then I'm sure the router is irrelevant too.
I would suspect your firewall(s) on both ends. The VNC ports need to be opened on both machines.
VNC by default uses TCP port 5900+N, where N is the display number (usually :0 for a physical display). Several implementations also start a basic HTTP server on port 5800+N to provide a VNC viewer as a Java applet, allowing easy connection through any Java-enabled web browser. Different port assignments can be used as long as both client and server are configured accordingly.Click to expand...
Hello I have external Samsung G USB station I had two different folders show drive and doesn't External files partitions one primary just for files and one logical for files also All the time I use WinXP Linux and Vista on different computers mostly Everything was fine But when I bought a brand new DVD with Win and installed on my brand new laptop the strange things became Now I ll try to define my problem as much as possible clearly and accurately My laptop with Win shows that logical drive but when I go in there I can t see my folders and files they are not hidden of course In properties I can see that these files ARE there I suppose that by the External drive doesn't show files and folders free and used space of that partition and I really know how GBs was there so in properties seems that anything is not lost When I connect External drive doesn't show files and folders drive to a different computer with let s say Vista it doesn t show these files also Same with XP But I can reach my files on Linux Another strange thing is that all the information in the other partition primary drive is accessible without any probs Now I copied all these files into Linux and used to format that partition NTFS and made it primary also I did it on Win So I have two primary drives now Then I brought all the information from Linux back into that drive under my investigation Everything was fine and I was so glad till I restarted mtfk Computer When I use Norton Partition Manager for browsing that drive I can see these folders and files One more thing I observed on Vista these folders icons seem like shortcuts now What is very strange really I can reach them in fact But I can t on XP or Win now Then I ve experimented a bit I copied two small files on that drive intentionally Surprisingly I can see these freshly loaded files both on Vista and XP On Win also But can t see these previously loaded files So WTF May anyone be able to help to resolve this confusing problem nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-drive-doesnt-show-files-and-folders.174247/
I have a HP Pavilion DV7 - 4285dx which comes with a Multi DVD +/- DL blah blah whatever drive in it. (no bluray)
I would like to know if I could find a replacement bluray drive for this laptop.
Does anyone know where I could find this or if this is even possible?
I would assume its possible since that I had bought a bluray drive for my PC, and it works.
After some more research I found a replacement part that should work.
For anyone looking for similar answers, the part number is 605417-001 CT21L
Just do a google search with part of that number or all to help find the correct parts.
On my PC there are two DVI outputs, I have been using a DVI cable with my LCD monitor in 1920x1080 without problems. I bought a DVI to HDMI cable (DVI on computer, HDMI in monitor) but the whole screen doesn't show, there is a bit missing from each side and the top and bottom.
I am using windows 7, its like my computer is displaying 1920x1080 but the monitor shows a resolution slightly lower. I have a nvidia 460SE, in the nvidia CP when I am connected through my DVI-HDMI cable, all the selectable screen resolutions disappear leaving me with no selection.
How can I get full 1080p resolution?
Any help appreciated.
what is the specified refresh rate of your monitor @ 1080, and what refresh rate are you set at now?
and this is a DVI to HDMI cable, and not an adapter?
I am in the market for a standard 3.5 inch 1TB hard drive. It will be primarily used for storage of music and videos. I am not looking for anything fancy, or expensive. My budget is up to around 80 USD. I have looked on Newegg, but haven't been able to come up with a way to choose between WD, Seagate, Samsung, etc. or choose which line of product from those manufacturers (e.g. Caviar Black vs Caviar Blue). I don't have a SATA 6Gbps connection on my motherboard, so that is of no importance to me. Thanks in advance
I prefer Seagate... I have 5 installed in my computer
I hav a computer that has its intergrated video card which stopped working because of the video card which is attached to the mother board .It is one of the newer post 2007 compact desktop computer with a flat screen monitor but the challenge is that the good friend of the family got an extension video card but it is too big to fit in that machine.How can I get a video card that will fit the above machine abovein which is a newer late 2000's -today.The operating system is vista.
This slimline computer probably has a PCI express 2 video slot on the motherboard. You will have to buy a small form factor or low-profile video card for the computer. They are available. Here is an example:
Notice the small adapter plate in the pictures. You may have to install it on the video card before you can install it into the computer. It is not difficult to do
One of my PC's crapped out, but the HDD is still intact. If I install it into a external hdd to USB enclosure, will I be able to access it from another PC?
I'm sorry but I don't understand your question. If I am getting this right you want to get files from the hard drive right is it IDE or Sata?
I have 6 gigs of crucial ballistix memory at 1600 mhz on my computer. I've had it for about half a year, and it has ran great until about a week ago. One of the sticks is not being recognized by windows, so now i only have 4/6 gigs of memory. The strange thing is, that speccy does see the memory, but it says that only 2 out of 6 memory slots are being used instead of 3 out of 6.
I am using windows 7 ultimate 64bit
go into the bios and check the ram slots and see if all 6 show up
So I have an 2TB WD external hard drive that won't open on my comp. Part number: WDBAAF0020HBK-01 It shows up in disk management, but not in Explorer. Anyone have any ideas? I have tried to convert it to a Dynamic disk, but it won't do it for some reason.
Has this problem just started to happen or is this a new unformated drive?
recently purchased the above base unit and TV. i can play Xbox on it and use portable speakers which work fine. However when i switch to PC mode there is no sound and the speakers are not recognised. Is this a manufacturers fault or something else? Please reply asap.
What type of cable are you using to connect the PC to the TV?
If anybody has been avoiding the new crop of Gigabyte 990 chipset boards in favor of other brands because it lacks a UEFI BIOS. That problem has been overcome. Gigabyte has included what they call 'Touch Bios hybrid' in the lastest bios revision for the 990 chipset boards.
I have played around with it extensively and it seems to work spot on. None of the Lag issues or problems accepting or holding the settings in the 'DOS' Bios.
if you have one of these boards like I....The bios update (F5) and TouchBios can be had here
The long time beta 'F4' bios is now released (actually F5 came out today) and includes the bios for the opening Bulldozer lineup.
As the Bios is usually a last minute ,up to the buzzer item... I wonder if this means it's going to be in the next week??? probably not.
Christ on a bike! How slow is the AMD chipset BIOS updating?
Touch BIOS has been shipping with all Z68 boards since they were launched (afaik) ...like May ( as in the fifth month). I'm pretty sure that all the B3 P67 Giga boards are now shipping with Touch BIOS also -at least the ones I've worked with, although TBH I'm quite happy with the Phoenix-Award layout...although accessing the BIOS through the OS is quite handy since Gigabyte still has some power-USB kb issues at start-up/DOS.
On the subject of BD's week-away imminent release....I'm gonna go with no. Unless BD is coming to market with only Gigabyte offering compatibility. Somehow I don't see Asus forgetting that little nugget.
Sorry for another one of these threads but I can't really seem to find the answer I need in any other thread. My specific situation is this:
My wife's PNY thumb drive suddenly stopped working. I know she's often just unplug it without the "Safe to Remove" prompt. Now the drive does not shoe up anywhere (disk mgmgt, my comp., etc)
When plugged in, the light comes on briefly, but then goes out. I can't even see it as a drive to format or try to run a recovery program.
Tried on several different PCs, OSs etc. Same thing each time.
My question is this: I am figuring that there is not much I can do. But a local shop told me they can extract the data for $100+. Can it really be done, or is all her data gone with the wind?
Yes the pen drive is toast. Never depend on saving important data only on a flash drive. Back up the data to a CD or DVD. Flash drives are subject to static discharges like any electronic device. CD's and DVD's are not...
(Title was meant to be NAS HD, i blame the keyboard )
The Lan port on my NAS hard drive recently broke and therefore i have turned this into an internal hard drive.
In doing so i have now plugged it into my computer and changed the bios so that it still boots to my main hard drive. The computer recognises the device but it cannot read it. All the partitions on it are "empty".
A friend of mine told me that i need t download some software so that windows recognises this, but didn't say what! (helpful i know!)
Any help would be much appreciated.
- It was a WD network 1TB hard-drive
- I am running windows 7 64bit
- I am hoping i do not need to reformat as it has important docs on it.
state make/model of the original NAS. I fear it had a RAID-X configuration .....
This is a Dell Latitude laptop with Windows XP
I let the battery die on it and when i plugged it in the next morning to turn it on I get that error message. I tried taking out the hard drive and putting it back in. The BIOS is not seeing any hard drive. It reads "<none>"
I am not sure if the battery discharging has anything to do with it or not.
Any help would be appreciated.
Faulty HDD Controller but I would have that laptop check out if you can. Most likely it's the MOBO that is to blame. MOBO = Motherboard. See if that was XP not seeing the HDD then you could re-install XP. But you said your BIOS is not seeing the HDD. It could also be your HDD as failed. Normally DELL has a tool that you run to test your system out. This tool is use by DELL Certified Techs to see where your issue is. HDD, MOBO, Battery. Most of the time the MOBO is replaced. Then HDD then the Battery to solve your issue.
Im not very good with computers, I only really know how to turn it on and type.
I got a HP Pavilion dv4 1465dx notebook last year. The RAM is 4.00 GB, and the Harddrive is 194GB free of 286 GB. It uses Windows Vista.
My sister has all of Sims2 games and expansions.
I always try and diskcleanup and get rid of unneccessary things when I can, but ive always wanted to play games with my friends but couldnt since I got it and BEFORE my sis put sims on it. Often I feel like my older desktop is faster than this.
I was wondering if there was anything I can do? When i googled many people said 4.00 GB RAM was enough to play games so im not really sure why its so slow.
Download and run free Surperantispyware and tell us what it finds. What antivirus program is installed?
I have a desktop pc that i built and it was running fine for a few months and then it shut off and the screen turned all kinds of colors. So i bought a new video card thinking that was the problem but its not cause i turn my computer on and the fans and everything turn on but nothing come on my monitor. I can open the cd drives and everything, the light on my motherboard lights up too.. i tried takeing the ram out and switching the slots and that did nothing, and also the light on my mouse and the lights on my keyboard dont light up when the pc is running.. any ideas?
and the monitor works on another computer
The motherboard has probably died
I recently got the Plantronics Gamecon 367 headset, and it turns out my laptop had some issues with microphones, so after spending total of about one day trying to get laptop to recognize my micophone, which it finally did, I now have a new issue.
Whenever I use the headset to talk, I have static sound, however, I use my in build microphone, sound is pure as crisp (it wasn't before, hence the reason for buying a new headset). I have check my headset on different computer, and it's fine, but on my laptop I have static sound. My soundcard is realtek.
Any help would be much appreciated
I need a cheap laptop that shouldn't be used for much more than MS Office and casual gaming, for games like Dawn of War S1, Dawn of War S2, World of Warcraft and other such games and RTSs, could anyone check it out for me? I've had a look but i'd like more opinions.
Link ---> PC World ---> HP Pavilion G6-1009ea - Red
Dual Core Processer 2.3GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
We could help you out more effectively if you posted a link to the machine.
I have an old HP Pavilion 513W Desktop - System # P9857A, Serial # MX234A4770, with a 845GL Chipset and a 478 Socket I think ?Where can I get a replacement Motherboard NEW or Used?
Hi i am hard capacity drive for Pavilion Max zd7000? trying to mend a friends laptop the HD has packed in and i need to replace it The laptop is a HP Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000? Pavilion zd the hd is a toshiba gig lol and i am just wondering what the max hd is i Max hard drive capacity for Pavilion zd7000? can put in it I have seen these below but am unsure if it would be ok to install i have no knowledge of laptop requirements like PSU demands etc so i need your help in getting the biggest HD affordable for this unit Here s the one s i have looked at based on dimentions http www ebuyer com product http www ebuyer com product The original one is a Toshiba MK GAX and i think looking on the net its an IDE its mm depth the first one above is mm and the other mm so unsure if the first would fit being mm thinner Hope you can point me in the right direction Kindest regards Lee nbsp
Looks like you can go with any 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, or 120GB (Non SATA) Hard drive. That HD in your first link is a 9.5mm....The 9.4 is probably a typo.
Here's the website i looked up
hey ive been having a problem with my external hdd which im now trying to run as BIOS? HDD appears that's now in only External internal an internal one basically yesterday it was working fine as an external then i started to get quot delayed write failure quot or somethign like that and couldn t save E file and everytime it did this more files would disappear from the hd I tried to run a diskcheck on it and it crashed half way through when i restarted the pc the hd was no longer appearing and every now and then if i External HDD that's now internal only appears in BIOS? restarted it i could get it to show up in my computer but the hd was completly empty and also whoing it was now RAW Someone suggested mounting it internally which i did and as soon i startedu up great my xp recognized it and installed it and i thought it was going to work then the delayed write failure hting popped up again and boom gone External HDD that's now internal only appears in BIOS? from my computer and since then its being recognized in bios as a slave driver but cant be found in device manager disk management or by any programs like test disk nothing only in bios is there anythign that can be done as i have like years of recorded music over time built up on it the hdd aint that old but i transferred at some point from pc to it thanks nbsp
anyone got any ideas even if its long shots im willing to try just about anything
My HP Pavilion dv - dx Entertainment Notebook PC goes to blank display frequently during working on the same It is having Vista with dv4-1465dx entertainment Problems HP notebook Pavilion Home Premium Edition installed The only indication at that time is the blinking of the POWER ON button When we press space bar Problems with HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx entertainment notebook or Enter key it tries to load to the original condition and after getting the previous screen loaded for Problems with HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx entertainment notebook few seconds it Problems with HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx entertainment notebook goes back to the blank state with POWER ON button blinking If I put some light from torch or something on the display sometimes I can see the screen loaded In such cases of sleep activity the CTRL ALT DEL won t work pressing continuously on the POWER ON button won t work in order to shutdown and I had to remove the battery to start the Notebook again So after searching the internet for the same kind of issues I re-installed my OS from Vista to Windows bit and I installed some of the drivers from the HP Site corresponding to my Note Book HP Pavilion dv - dx Entertainment Notebook PC and Windows Bit OS After that also it is going to the blank state but returns immediately by showing a message as quot Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered quot So when I checked this in HP site as as per that I updated the Intel Graphics driver for the chip set corresponding to my Note Book and Windows Bit OS In that case also the volume control display on the screen was not showing anything while increasing decreasing the volume but it is working as normal without any display Again based on the search in HP Site I reinstalled my BIOS from HP F to Insyde Flash F After that when I press quot F quot while booting the machine I m not getting the options such as Safe Mode Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore Last known Good configuration etc I m getting a red screen with some other options containing some different technical terms Is it because of the wrong BIOS updating or something else If it is related to BIOS can I downgrade from F to F Or is there any other way to get the above mentioned options such as quot Safe Mode Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore Last known Good configuration etc quot same as pressing the F button Expecting the support in this matter nbsp
How old is this computer? The power supply may be on it's way out...
i have an hp notebook (see title) running w7 sp1, that is only 13 days old. just yesterday it started making a very annoying sound. it just makes the same 2 tone sound really fast. when you click on the sound icon in the task bar the meter reads 100%. nothing has been installed recently before this started. the sound dialog box under recording shows the mic meter steady around 50% and the stereo mix meter at 100%. it's almost like constant feed back but i don't think that's it. i talked to hp and they said to upgrade my bios but the ftp link they sent me to doesn't exist. anxious to provide any other information needed. thx
It was the driver...uninstalled and reinstalled. Fixed.
I have Dell Optiplex GX620, P4 3.4ghz tower. I'd like to install an internal USB card reader in the unused 3.5" drive bay. The problem I'm having is locating the USB port on the motherboard to connect the USB drive to. Has anyone done this or has a similar machine that has a factory card reader installed. I already have a multi card reader with the pin connectors.
Any help would greatly be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
There are only so many places for it to hide on the motherboard and if you can't find it, it isn't there. Actually, I looked up the manual and it doesn't appear to have an internal USB header. You'll have to install a PCI USB card with an internal header.
Hi I am an A Certified student so it should make things progress easily I am trying to upgrade a computer with bigger HDD RAM and a DVD Burner now i was able won't BIOS in show up DVD drive to put in gig of DDR PC RAM and a Western Digital gig HDD i installed windows xp with the original CD drive that came with the PC and DVD drive won't show up in BIOS everything was fine i then decided to put in a DVD burner and found the computer sat at blank screen for to sec before it did its POST then it shows the logo as usual and it went straight to black screen saying quot no operating system found press F to repeat boot sequence quot I then checked the bios and i was not seeing nether hard drive or dvd drive i checked the bios over and over for a software lock for the cd drive but there is nothing there i am positive the connections are correct and my jumpers are good the hard drive is brand new and the dvd drive is months old i was using it untill i bought a blu-ray burner i tried a different dvd drive and same problem and i disconnected the hard drive and the dvd drive still wont show up in bios can i please get some help with this i am about ready to take up drinking as a full-time job system Spec s IBM Think Center Intel Celeron Ghz Kingston Gig PC DDR Ram Western Digital Gig HDD Rpm LG Super Multi DL DVD-RW Drive quot dont remember the speed s i know it burns cd s at X quot everything else is built-in the motherboard witch is IBM REV Thank You In Advance nbsp
What jumper settings are the IDE drives set to?
the hp pavilion dv4 2012la have problems win heat because no have suficien enough grids for cool faser and wen is get hover head the tous pad works bad the solution is upgrade the bios of the note book and usa a coler and make some holes close too the gpu and cpu. if you have more problems win soud and video send a letter win the problem maibe i can help you
Spelling a problem for you? ...or is your keyboard messed up?
hi guys. i'm basically a noob in computer hardwares,hence help me in upgrading my pc
i want to upgrade graphics to ati or nvidia 1gb card so that i would be able to play recent games like assassins creed brotherhood, stalker, crysis2.
so what budget range graphic card would you suggest in the price range of 100 - 150$(3000-5000 indian rupee)
my psu is 250 watt..is it possible to upgrade graphics without changing psu?
present pc spec
PentiumD 915 (P) DC 2.8 GHz
? 800 MHz front side bus
? Socket 775
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 for Intel Processors
? Manufacturer: ECS
? Motherboard Name: RC410M
? HP/Compaq motherboard name: Asterope3GL8E
? 200 GB SATA
? 7200 rpm
memory 2 GB (2 x 1 GB)
Slot type Quantity
PCI Three (One available)
PCI Express x16 One (One available)
I would recommend a gtx 460 or an amd 6790. Both run right around $150. For only 150 you aren't going to get anything near max settings. Also you have to upgrade your psu. The recommended amount is at the very minimum 300w for a low end graphics card. You ideally need a mid-high end gpu, but you can't get all that much better performance in your price range. You should be looking for a decent 450-550w PSU. Corsair is a good brand.
The old hard drive completely failed to the point that I am unable to recover any data on it. So I put in a new hard drive and went to reinstall Vista and got the lovely error about needing to load a driver for the hard drive. I've tried every Vista driver listed and it won't load the driver for the hard drive. I flashed the BIOS, still no luck. The BIOS does not offer any options to change the settings on how to read the hard drive.
Any suggestions on what else I could try?
Somewhere in your bios there will be a setting to select which mode the hard drive is running in. You may well have a SATA drive which Vista should have drivers for but in this case you need to set the hard drive to run in IDE mode then it should install. After installation load all the mobo drivers which should then allow you to set the HD back to sata/raid operation which is much faster.
I earlier posted about the Aspire AST -UP A be internal external Can drive hard full used hard drive? for having GB hard drive I since then contacted Aspire chat support Apparently not being tech savy we didn t realize gb hard drive only c drive is able to be used the d data drive holds the programs to run the computer I didn t mean can I use the external hard drive internally I meant if I hook it up externally would it work in place of the internal hard drive Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive? that is nearly full except for around GB So unfortunately the computer Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive? isn t as big as you believe But I wanted to know if I purchase I was looking at Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive? western digital elements TB external hard drive Can we use it for this computer It will not run itunes or anything like that but we can obviously go online My brother wants to buy a new computer but I know that is probably not the way to go Should we get an internal hard drive installed and other memory or something or can we use the external hard drive I would appreciate any informed help on this since we do not no technical info on computers Can t really afford to buy another computer right now Thanks in advance nbsp
If you want to take out the drive from external hard drive case and install it in your desktop/laptop, then usually you can. Usually external hard drives are just ordinary hard drives accompanied by some extra controller to make it able to "talk" via general ports (e.g. USB). However I am not familiar with digital elements 2TB , so I can not confirm it. But I do have WD external drive, which I had positively confirm that its real drive is just ordinary hard drive.
Note that if you decide to do this, I suggest to find experience people to work on extracting the drive. If you do it yourself you will risk to damage it, and you don't want that since usually opening the closure means voiding the warranty.
i recently was given a dell d810 it had no INTERNAL HD i have since got one put it in and all i get is
NO BOOT SECTOR ON INTERNAL HARD DRIVE
NO BOOTABLE DEVICES--STRIKE F1 TO RETRY BOOT, F2 FOR SETUP UTILITY
im stuck here and have no idea how to install anything back on it anyone who could help me that would be great
well the HD will need to be formated and it needs an OS installed.
Also did u clear the CMOS?
Have you gone to bios and checked to see if it is listed?
Hi i have a hp pavilion in to look at it was not booting windows i got it going had it sitting on my desk when shutdown and displayed a hardware error message something to do with the memory.
so what i want to know is do the pavilians suffer with heat problems or any other problems that might cause this .........
All laptops suffer from heating more than desktops do. HP laptops are no better or worse than other laptops concerning heat. If you are concerned, go out and buy one of those cooling platforms for laptops. If you continue to get memory errors, check your memory using Memtest86. Let it run for 7 or more passes
I m not sure exactly how old my computer is but it runs pretty decent and i can t afford anything else right now i installed the sims and i got an error message saying i need to upgrade my video card to something that supports Pixel Shading I ve been looking on tiger direct for awhile and can t figure out how to know which cards support that or which cards would be compatible with my computer Also while i have the computer open i figure it d upgrade to card on a420n video Pavilion a HP Trying be a good idea to put more ram in there which i hear is pretty simple I ve never upgraded a computer i ve only been inside a computer to remove hard drives im just wondering if its going to be too difficult for me to install the video card myself the sims system requierments GHz P processor or equivalent GB RAM A MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader The latest version of DirectX c Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack At least GB of Trying to upgrade video card on a HP Pavilion a420n hard drive space with at least GB of additional space for custom content and saved games my computer specs hp pavilion a n ghz AMD Anthlon xp processor mb PC DDR SDRAM memory VIA S G UniChrome IGP video card in PCI bus XP service pack GB hard drive with GB free space Thanks for reading hope u can help nbsp
if you have the version with the Asus motherboard A7V5X-LA, you are working with an AGP 4x/8x interface. They are getting scarce, but this is about as good as it gets unless you find one of the 3850's or the Geforce 9600 AGP. this one is SM3.0
Hello all I have a somewhat difficult dilemma I need help on I am troubleshooting a Dell Inspiron that was booting into a password authentication where all passwords were not being recognized But that s not the problem When I attempted to re-format the GB Western Digital internal IDE HDD with the Windows installer disk it didn t show any hard drives to install to When checking the BIOS it showed no hard drives either I then took the hard drive out of the laptop on system Unknown HDD internal file laptop and connected it to my HP desktop computer running same version of Windows btw Unknown file system on internal laptop HDD using a quot to quot IDE adapter and Unknown file system on internal laptop HDD had it on its own IDE channel The drive was not recognized in either Wndows Explorer OR Disk Management It IS Unknown file system on internal laptop HDD showing in Device Manager On the quot Volumes quot tab when I hit quot Populate quot it comes back with quot Unkown file system quot Is there any workaround to reformat this drive or make it usable Or is it just dead Any help is appreciated David nbsp
delete the partition(s), define new one(s) and then format
the command prompt FORMAT /? will explain how
so i was told to buy a sata data and power combo cable and connect the hard drive to my desktop but i don't know what to do after that, is there a certain web site i go to to fix this problem or reformat it is a dell inspiron 1545 and i have windows vista please help
Can you say what happened to your pc, does it boot into Windows?
What do you want to do with the SATA cable you have bought?
Hi. Need your help...
Just purchased the following components of my new system from NewEgg... Put it all together and video does not work. Looks like all lights are lit, fans are spinning, but no video when trying to boot up and no beeps...
I am at a total loss... Please help...
Here are my system specs:
CASE ROSEWILL|CHALLENGER RT
PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W RT
MB GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA1366 R
CPU INTEL|CORE I7 950 3.06G 45N R
VGA MSI| N470GTX TWIN FROZR II R
MEM 4Gx3|GSKILL F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL
HD 1.5T|WD 7K 64M WD1501FASS % - OEM
KB&MS LOGITECH | MK550 R
BR BURN LITE-ON | IHBS112 % - OEM
DVD BURNER LITE-ON | IHAS424-98
CARD READER|KOUTECH IO-FPM421 R
WIN PRO 7 64-BT ENG 1PK DSP OEI DVD - OEM
The lack of video might be a symptom of something other than the video itself. Did you use motherboard standoffs? Did you connect the 8 pin 12V connector on the motherboard? Are both external PCI-E power connectors on the graphics card hooked up to the PSU?
If the above items don't help, remove/disconnect all components from the motherboard except one RAM module, the CPU, CPU heatsink/fan, graphics card (and power connections) PSU, front panel ON switch and see if it will post. Of course, shut off the power to the PC while removing and inserting components.
If you still have trouble, to eliminate the possibility of shorts try removing the motherboard from the case, place it on a soft, non-conducting surface and connect the above components and see if it will post.
My computer has been messed up for about a year i got a virus from downloading a program called fire letters or something and my computer shut down right after i installed it i turn it back on and found out i can t go on the internet As soon as i try to open internet explorer random down Monitor shut show after won't anything an error message comes up and the browser closes i tried with firefox and the same thing happened I start playing games on my computer and in the middle of playing the computer would shut down randomly not very often and then later unbearably Monitor won't show anything after random shut down often i tried a virus protection software something like norton antivirus for at best buy i would try to scan my computer it would say that it is scanning but the files scanned would always say zero After a while i just gave up on the computer A couple days ago i wanted to try and use it again It didnt shut down randomly but still no internet i used it for about days when after being gone for a while came back and notice it randomly shut down I turn it back on it starts to run for about a minute and shuts down again when it shuts down a red light starts flashing on the monitor I looked up online what i could do about the shutting down problem and someone said overheating and for some reason i thought dust could be the problem i open up my comp and see tons of dust I then use compressed gas duster to blow all the dust out of the computer i i plug everything back in and try to start it the computer starts up i hear the fan lights on keyboard turn on ect but my monitor stays black There is the little red light blinking in the monitor corner i turn off the monitor and then back on i hear the static thing in the back the green light comes on but then right away switches to the blinking red Please help nbsp
What are your computers specs? Make and model? Operating system? You may have to reformat the hard drive and re-install Windows fresh, if you can't restore to factory settings
Okay so I'm not technologically savvy but I'm guessing to make most of the games that I download to actually run, I need a better graphics card?
Whenever I play games with decent to good graphics, my system just won't function right. They lag until my computer freezes and stuff. So I just wanna know what I can do to actually play games.
Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz 1.67GHz
Memory RAM: 2.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit operating system
Windows Vista Home Premium
I'm not sure what other info I would need to show you guys
I'm willing to spend around 150 or less dollars on stuff I would need to make this computer run better for games
oh my power supply:
Its a replacement AC adapter
Input: AC100-240V 1.2A 50/60Hz
Output: 18.5V 3.5A
Thanks in advance
Up the system memory to 4GB and upgrade Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit
HP Notebook Pavilion Entertainment I am having issues with my keyboard. When I am in a web browser no matter what key I hit it refreshes the page.I can use the key board just fine typeing in my password and such. and use it just fine typing on the sticky note app on the computer but in a web browser it just refreshes the page.
Hey i'm thinking of upgrading my computer as my motherboard has just fried itself for one reason or another! I have just heard about this new thing called "UEFI" which will be replacing "BIOS" next year and wondering if it is going to be any good and whether it is worth waiting for as i was wanting to buy a new mother board before 4th Jan 2011 as tax is being increaed to 20% (UK)!!!
It's mostly just going to be a graphical/interface upgrade.
I don't think it's really going to make much difference to the end user.
And the tax isn't going to be huge on a £150 motherboard. Looking at £3-4 difference over the 17.5% current vat in UK.
I own a not show slot doesn't working, IPMA PCI and also work sound as year old years months Gateway FX series top of their line then running Vista I PCI slot and IPMA show as not working, sound also doesn't work have a Creative Sound Blaster XFi sound card Everything was fine The sound card stopped working all of a sudden I did a system restore No help several days back I deleted the driver and had the system find it to reinstall No help I reloaded the driver after downloading from the website No help I plugged in another set of speakers to the sound card No help I noticed that in Device Driver the com port is fine as is the sound card The PCI slot under other devices has yellow exclamation point as does the IPMA Gateway wants me to reset the computer to factory fresh I really don t want to do this - the work would be terrrible for me I find that Gateway always wants you to do this but before I did I wanted to ask for ideas here Please any thoughts will be appreciated gteam nbsp
1) List any Problem Devices
Make sure 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
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
2) 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)
3) Did you try uninstalling the old driver before reinstalling? Look in Ctl Panel->Programs and Features, see if audio driver there and uninstall it
4) You might also try looking through / See if this might help Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards
I am trying to put a 3rd hard drive on my pc, but the strip is made for two hard drives, is this standard for all pc's? if there ia a way to add more hard drive INTERNALLY how would I be able to do? I Do Not want to use EXTERNAL DRIVE.
Thank you for your help
What Motherboard do you have? and what type of HDD do you already have in there and the 3rd one? Are they SATA or IDE??
Last night I powered off my laptop, I got into work and powered it on, and to my disliking I discovered that it would turn on, the lit wifi buttons and volume controls would turn on, but the pc would not boot up. To add to the mystery of this the num lock and caps lock lights keep flashing. Anyone have any ideas as to what is wrong with my laptop?
problem resolved, my CPU went bad.
Before going to work this morning I put my computer on hibernate, when I came back my wifi networking was down. It is not that I am connected to a network but cannot open internet, my wifi network does not start up. The little red light does not turn blue! I have no idea why it is not working, any suggestions appreciated.
Hey, reasons for the light not to turn blue could be a problem with the physical hardware itself, being that it somehow shorted or something along those lines.
Another reason could be that it is not being supplied power, once a computer goes into hibernation mode it is given the right to stop power to that device, and possibly once starting back up, there was no power given to the Wireless? Have you tried to shutdown the computer normally and try it again? Another reason would be that the wireless settings and everything are all controlled by a service, and maybe the service failed to start. Rather then get you to go to the exact spot and try and turn on the service, just restart the computer. If that doesn't work and you want to try and manually start the service, reply back that you would like to do so and I will try and step you through it.
Other things to try - Reinstall the drivers for the wireless adapter, you will need to go to HP's website, type in your DV9500 as well as the other numbers on the bottom of the laptop on a white sticker, located near your prodocut key usually...
if you are comfortable with opening the laptop up, on the bottom side of the laptop, one of the covers will likely have the wireless card in side, it is connected by 2 wires, a black and a white, if you go to take the card out remember where each cord goes. You can take the card out, boot up the computer, shut it down, reseat the card, and boot up the computer, see if anything comes up..
WARNING: If attempting to remove the wireless adapter card, please be aware that if the card is not damaged, you could damage the card, make sure you are grounded when working inside of the laptop, as well make sure that there is NO POWER to the laptop, this means Remove both the battery and the power cord..
Nothing else comes to mind of what it could be...
If you can't get it to work, try safe mode with networking, if still nothing, I would suggest to bring it to a shop to see if they have a way to test the physical card in a similar laptop or possibly have a new card to test in yours..
EDIT: This is something I found on the Mobile section of this forum where a fix was found on other HP Dv**** Models,
WARNING:Please read the full post that suggests the fix, as it does warn that this CAN cause further damage. This test raises the computers core temperature as well as other components to try and warm them up if there are any cold joints on it, But may damage components due to high temperatures. WARNING
Hello After having this HP Pavilion a n for many years now and always having to hear the HP motherboard Pavilion A8N-LA a1410n solution fan Asus or screaming fans whirling away at I have found a solution I did not discover this I found it in little post in one of the many many forums with complaints about this Motherboard s BIOS update problem So I am here only to post another one so that others may find it easier When booting up your computer hit F times and it will enter Setup just the same as if you had pressed F BUT ITS NOT THE SAME Go to the BIOS menu in setup What was once inaccessible in the HP Pavilion a1410n or A8N-LA Asus motherboard fan solution original F setup is now available in the F Setup You can have full control over the fans speed and start up voltage I just discovered this about minutes ago and did it and my computer is quiet as a mouse FINALLY I HOPE THIS WAS EASY TO FIND I spent all day scanning forums for solutions SpeedFan Sucks F dance nbsp
If your temps are still in a good place, gratz and thanks for the heads up!
Help! Now my standard VGA Graphic Adapter only works on my HP Pavilion dv9000? I have a Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS on this Laptop but now its not loading up right, on start-up? I had to, chip Rev for the Nvidia to get my laptop to work... or see anything on the screen? but now I can not play any game or watch movies correctly. HP are no help ether as my warranty has run out now, can anyone help me? I have attached some images of my display settings.
If you are using Vista 32 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers
If you are using Vista 64 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers