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Recovery Bios Password COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ61 Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) Hello, I have an COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ61 and suddenly is asking me for the bios password. The message that appear is "ENTER ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD OR POWER ON PASSWORD". What can i do? After failing 3 times I get the message "System Disabled" and the code 59329588

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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there (the post below sums it up pretty well). You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html

If all options have been tried and you still require help removing your password, search Google for 3rd party alternatives
TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times, it is against our guidelines to link to external paid services
You are advised to try any or all options, with your first point of contact being the laptop manufacture, being the best option

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Click >Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post613153-2.html
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post572530-1.html

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International: http://support.dell.com/support/top...ansfer_form1?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International warranty contact phone numbers
http://support.dell.com/support/top...dellcare/international_travel?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies)

Dell Manuals :
http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~cat=12#12

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)
http://www.savefile.com/files/2063585

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html
PDF Document: http://www.savefile.com/files/2059217

laptops unlocked: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645683-913.html
Chip 24C02 24C04: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post698486-1134.html
Dell IC Numbers: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645922-916.html

SvcTag.exe :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe

Asset.com :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

Attachments
HP OldPass .zip includes:

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:

Dell MasterPW .zip:
How to use

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Preset Modes: Movie -Then we click on Reset Color Settings, Input Color Format: RGB, Preset Modes: Standard. -When click on Factory Reset again, Contrast/Brightness and Color Setting come back to the same condition as above (Contrast/Brightness are 0, Input color Format: None. Preset Modes: Movie). -After we try to set up Contrast/Brightness to 50/50, we shut down desktop or turn off the power button on the monitor. Then we turn on computer or turn on power button on the monitor, Contrast/Brightness are 0, Input Color Format: None, Preset Modes: Movie. -In summary, all menu settings can?t be saved by the monitor and Factory Reset doesn?t work. Any idea would be highly appreciated. Thank you a lot in advance A:Dell monitor U2713H error: settings can't be saved What I would suggest is ask Dell if they would warenty it new it should have one and Dell should honor it. 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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. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-to-change-the-wifi-password-of-an-adsl-modem-without-a-computer.207093/ Relevancy 21.07% I m a tech with years of IT experience PSU. power bad Still or motherboard a won't up Not and I ve built my fair share of computers over the years I have a puzzling one I cannot get to Not a bad motherboard or PSU. Still won't power up the bottom of I m afraid I cannot for the life of me Not a bad motherboard or PSU. Still won't power up get this computer to power on Here is a list of things I ve tried and or eliminated The first thing to happen was quite strange The computer would start when I first got it it was a used system but only after a few presses of the power button I don t ever remember it powering up on the first press of the power button It s an Intel DX BT Extreme Series motherboard with a bit Intel CPU in it GB of RAM FYI the motherboard has a aux power on off switch ON the motherboard itself used for testing at the labs - the manual recommends using the front panel switch however obviously Current state the computer will not turn on at all There are two LED s by the CPU that are for indicating a voltage regulator overheating and the CPU overheating When I hit the power switch the VR Regulator LED blinks quickly once and that is all Ok here goes - Tested PSU came back fine Decided to use that PSU in another system to double check would not boot up in the nd system I replaced the PSU with a good one I know that works of even higher wattage Still doesn t boot up - Tried using onboard power switch same result Tried using the reset switch as a power switch same result so the switches are likely OK I even removed all front panel switch connectors and tried to jumper the two power pins using a flathead screwdriver Still doesn t boot up no power only a solid green light on the mobo when power is plugged in - Reseated all RAM sticks although a system should still POST if a stick is bad as well as CPU same result - Replaced RAM with RAM I know works Same clock speed compatible with this motherboard Again if it s RAM it shouldn t prevent the fans from spinning - Replaced CPU with a good one same socket factor Still no powering up - Removed all other hardware USB cables video card speaker connector drives etc same result - Also replaced the fan with a non-OEM intel fan that has a higher RPM and draws more air - Tried replacing thermal paste on the premise that since the VR reg is showing it s overheating hopefully this would do something - Replaced CMOS battery Same result After testing just about everything I came to the conclusion that it must be a bad motherboard What Yeah a faulty Intel motherboard I ve never heard of such a thing So I RMA ed the board and got the new on in the mail How puzzled was I when the same exact thing happened Words can t describe Solid green light when power cord is plugged in VR light flashes BTW the green light is a V Standby Power Indicator Now in the manaul it states that these lights CPU amp VR LED s will flash when they re indicating a fault not blink once So I tried all the steps again nothing I have replaced every piece of hardware I can think of with good hardware and am still getting the same result - a flashing VR regulator LED Intel has no support for this and the people I ve spoken with at tech support at Intel are stumped My only thought left is a grounding issue which would seem strange to me since the problem gradually got worse that is taking more presses of the power button to power on then eventually no response I am going to switch cases and see if that s the problem If that fails I am out of troubleshooting steps - I ve literally replaced EVERYTHING inside and outside the computer Again to reiterate these are the things that have remained constant in both motherboards original and RMA ed Solid green V Standby Power Indicator Flash of the VR LED when applying power I have replaced every component with the exception of the case and the standouts which I believe have grounding rings on the threads Any ideas nbsp A:Not a bad motherboard or PSU. Still won't power up Speaking of shorts, try pulling the motherboard out of the case. Place it on a non-static, non-conducting surface and leaving in the CPU, heatsink/fan, only hook up the PSU, RAM and graphics card, see if will post. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/not-a-bad-motherboard-or-psu-still-wont-power-up.151315/ Relevancy 13.33% Printer Problems in Windows XP sp3 Dell Personal Printer all in one A940 After trying to speed up an older computer running Windows XP I may have cut off the Print Spooler (or it was already off ?) I went back to Services dialog box & selected Print Spooler I clicked the "Start" link at left of service list & got a message tgat said "could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start." Printer is still not working can anyone help? A:Could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068 On Win/7 the dependencies are HTTP Remote Procedure Call (RPC) DCOM Server Process Launcher RPC Endpoint Mapper Manually start each on and set to AUTOSTART as you go. If one fails, then that is the root problem. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/could-not-start-print-spooler-service-on-local-computer-error-1068.206839/ Relevancy 29.67% Hello everyone - I have just assembled a new build It will not power up I need a suggestion to figure out if the problem is the case or the motherboard This is a mini-itx build power-up: power New or Build MB? no supply case's The case is New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB? Linkworld LC - B This case comes with a volt watt external laptop-style power supply that plugs into the rear of the case just like New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB? a laptop power supply plugs into a laptop - a barrel connector Inside this power connection connects to a power supply component that is not like a regular ATX power supply but is on a printed-circuit board New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB? mounted on the case This has several capacitors and other stuff From that comes the -pin and -pin power supply lines for the motherboard I assume the -volt power supply for this external power supply unit is right since it came with the case It was watt The processor is an IBM t with TDP of watts Lower-powered CPUs can be put in a small so I assumed the power supply might be under-powered I ordered a -watt volt power supply with the right size barrel - and same polarity pos inside The MB is an ASRock H MV-ITX It is mini-itx form factor Still same problem Everything is connected correctly When I press the power-on button an external CD drive I have plugged-in spins up for a while But no power light comes on in the front of the case there are no POST beeps the fan for the CPU does not spin up No other signs of life So power is getting into the MB - the external CD drive is plugged into a USB socket in the rear panel of the MB After trying a watt and watt power supply I believe the problem cannot be the power supply cord Can it be that I have too little load I don t think so I plugged in another mm fan and an ol-fashion floppy drive just the power connection to add more load - same thing no power-up no POST nothing but the CD drive will spin up when I open-then-close it yet again So here is the help I need what else can I try -assuming the MB and case are fine is it more likely the case power supply is bad or the MB --Thanks nbsp A:New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB? Well, I figured out the problem. I am planning to re-do the older mini-itx system I have; it has gotten riddled with Trojan software for kids downloading games; it basically has been de-commissioned already. So, I took the pico-psu power supply from that older computer, and hooked it up to the one I am making. Everything went perfectly. So, I un-did that, removed the MB from case, disconnected the barrel-power connection from the case, unscrewed and removed the power supply that had been mounted in the case, put the pico-psu power supply back in place (I had to drill the hole for the barrel-connection out to be a little bigger since the pico-psu internal/external connection is threaded and held in place by nut with lock washer), and routed wires to be clear of cpu fan, screwed MB to stand-offs, and closed it all up. now, everything is great. I like this linkworld case, but the power supply is worthless. I may try to get a few dollars back from the ebay vendor, to make me happy with a case that is less than what I should have gotten, but is working for me; I don't want to wait on returns, etc. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-build-no-power-up-cases-power-supply-or-mb.206259/ Relevancy 20.64% My new build wont power on all I hear is a few high pitch sounds coming from what I think is the psu. My specs: SSD 128GB SAMSUNG 850 Pro 1TB HDD (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) 2TB HDD(from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) GPU = GTX 680 2GB (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit on it's way in the mail. Case is pretty old and doesnt have a lid but it was working fine with my pervious buid) PSU = CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) Heatsink = Scythe Ashura Universal Processor Cooler CPU = Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Refresh Quad-Core 4.0GHz Motherboard = MSI Z97-Gaming 7 Intel Z97 Motherboard Memory = CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Please help me A:New build wont power on Disconnect everything except the monitor, cpu, ram. In fact, go down to 1 stick of ram. Will it POST now? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-build-wont-power-on.206021/ Relevancy 19.78% 24x7 - Low Power Consumption ? Internet Download Machine I want to build a System that has LOW POWER Consumption. Use: Mostly Downloading Stuffs , Might Host Own Cloud too , Email Clients , IRC Clients , Other Internet Connected Apps I was thinking of a Kabini System Athlon 5350 (25 W TDP) & Some AM1 Mother Board http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopAPUDetail.aspx?id=105 Again I was thinking about the Intel G3258 Anniversary edition processor (But it has Much Larger TDP) It should be A Windows 7 Machine . Not Linux or other what nots ! But I am Here for some Advice. I already told you my requirements. Advise me - What should I do ? I only want to buy Processor + Motherboard + RAM & SMPS (PSU) + HDD I have the rest A:Hardware Suggestions - 24x7 - Low Power Consumption Internet Connected PC Hmm; Why is power consumption a hi priority issue - - are you running off a solar powered system or portable generator? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hardware-suggestions-24x7-low-power-consumption-internet-connected-pc.205627/ Relevancy 20.64% A good example of why not to buy cheap power supplies. This power supply was about 6 months old, Used for 2 or 3 days per week, And drew around 450 watts under full load. Thankfully the rest of my pc components were spared. It was used in my second older pc, I use a corsair TX850 v2 in my main machine. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/alpine-850w-power-supply.205458/ Relevancy 13.76% Hi, I am having a problem with my DVD hardware. Every time I put a disc in and open it in Explorer I get I a popup asking me to burn a disc (image file attached). I've tried going through all kinds of settings but nothing works. I am running Windows 8.1. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Verity A:Burn Disc Error That's autoplay setting for blank disk media. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/burn-disc-error.205054/ Relevancy 20.64% Sorry I must not have sent the last post correctly I am new to this site So I will try again I was getting ready to upgrade to bigger hard drive or drives Before doing that I needed to take the old hard drives out to obtain some information off the labels I did so and while they where out I cleaned the Mounting slots a little better than using just No drives to SATA Power hard air Having done that I re-installed them both When I turned on the power button the button lit up and the fans were running But No Power to SATA hard drives it No Power to SATA hard drives does not seem that the hard drives are getting any power as I can t hear or feel any thing Plus the computer is not booting No Power to SATA hard drives I don t recall unplugging anything other than the two hard drives But I also notice that I have a short cable bundle with two white plugs with three pins and one empty pin hole on the other end a black connection with with five connector slots with one middle on blank That makes me think that I unplugged the power to the hard drive someplace along the ling As I have a wire bundle that has two SATA power connectors that are plugged in But their are three white female plugs marked P P and P which are not connected to anything in that wire bundle I don t know at this point if the power comes through that bundle from the power source Of if I do not have the power plugged into the lope I hope that somebody can help me figure this out and let me know if I burnt out the hard drives and have to start over with my recover disk reloading windows and going from there nbsp A:No Power to SATA hard drives How would I close this post out. Dumb me had the monitor plugged into an unused VGA port. It only took me two and a half days to figure that out. I wanted to let others know to check and see if they have everything plugged in where it should be. Including the VGA or other monitor cables. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-power-to-sata-hard-drives.204843/ Relevancy 13.76% I decided to upgrade my old hard drive to a new hard drive. When I tried to install Windows Xp on the hard drive it wouldn't let me. I have a Dell Xps 400 bought back in 2006. The new HD is a WE 1tb. The error codes comes when I try to install windows xp on the hd. It says I got a blue screen error after clicking enter at the screen where there is no partition found: Check to be sure you have adequate diskspace. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adaptors. Check with your hardware vendor for any bios updates. Disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components. Restart your computer, press f8 to select advanced startup options, and select safe mode. Technical information: Stop:0x0000008E (0X0000005, 0XF7419CAD, 0XF6FF17E4, 0X00000000) Setupdd.sys ? address f7419cad base at F73ED000, datastamp 48025277 http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/error-on-trying-to-install-new-sata-hd.204857/ Relevancy 13.76% Hello all, Windows 7 doesn't recognize my SSD drive. When I go to disk management, it shows a message to initialize it (image no.1) but when I press OK to do that, one another message appears and says: Data error cyclic redundancy check (image no.2). My computer windows doesn't show that drive and also when I went to cmd->diskpart, again it didn't show that disk to use of chkdsk /f command. How to solve the problem please? A:Data error cyclic redundancy check ssd I could to revive that disk in diskpart using PartedMagic in boot. I've uploaded a new image from that. The remained problem here is that I can't delete it there. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/data-error-cyclic-redundancy-check-ssd.204783/ Relevancy 13.76% I am running Windows 8.1. After restarts, the laptop screen would be blank, yet the computer would load. If I hooked up a 2nd monitor, it would show the desktop on that screen but laptop screen blank. Now when I try to type on that computer (I'm currently on a different computer) the typing of the keys is all off (none of the letters actually type what they are supposed to and some open up random windows and command prompts) I am wondering if this is a virus. Currently running Malwarebytes. I did a system restore earlier and the problem wasn't solved. A:Blank Screen error and typing issues Could be a virus, but could also mean the motherboard is faulty. If still in warranty, RTM. Does the laptop have a bootable CD reader? If so, then download and make a bootdisk of a small linux (e.g. puppy linux). Booting off that will virtually prove if the motherboard is faulty or not. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/blank-screen-error-and-typing-issues.204596/ Relevancy 42.57% I got this desktop computer that has a Asrock board in it Model # FM2A75M-DGS and it comes up with the boot screen and I try to get in to boot settings or anything and it wants a password. I have no clue what the password is and I need help to see if it can be reset. I have looked on the internet everywhere and have had no luck. If I pull the battery will that reset it......help me please. Thanx A:Forgot Password On Asrock Motherboard Removing the motherboard battery and waiting a couple minutes before replacing it should reset it to where you can gain access again. It should help you. If not then reset your jumper to clear the CMOS. You can get the jumper resetting instruction in the motherboard manual. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/forgot-password-on-asrock-motherboard.204604/ Relevancy 20.64% I wanted to reset my admin password on my asus ultrabook, so I took advice from some wanker who told me to remove round battery for 5 min, unplug it from motherboard, plug ac power in without replacing battery yet....... So... THIS WANKER DID!... Now turning my computer on ive got nothing .... Except a 'battery charging flicker', when releasing power button after holding it a long,long time!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME IM STUMPED, OR SIMPLY THE OWNER OF A PAPER WEIGHT? .... ( I did see a green light briefly when I plugged it in, without the round battery. ) A:My Asus Ultrabook won't power up Sounds like this procedure corrupted the motherboards bios, and you may have a "paperweight" now for good. Did you re-install the "round" Bios button battery? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-asus-ultrabook-wont-power-up.204512/ Relevancy 20.64% I have a 9 yr old Desktop PC and my power supply is going out. The one I have is a modular style power supply. Is it required that I replace it with another modular power supply or does it matter? A:Buying new Power Supply No, it doesn't matter which one you use. Use whatever type you wish. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/buying-new-power-supply.204274/ Relevancy 21.07% I had a completely new experience. I installed a new R9 280 today. I have a CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W 80 PLUS GOLD PSU. ([email protected]) I was running an ATI 6870. Previously I never heard the PSU. While checking out a game a fan ramped up and I thought it the R9 280. I thought man that's loud. Through some experimentation I found the R9 280 fan noise was not the problem but the HX 750. I cannot tolerate too much noise from my computer so this PSU has to go. I know the R9 280 draws more power then the 6870 so the PSU is doing it's job. My question is: How many watt PSU would I need so it won't ramp up....or are there other considerations I need to focus on as well...besides the +12 rating and wattage. Thanks for any help A:Power supply has to go. No, I am not asking which one to buy. Just get the Rosewill Gold 450w, I think it's on sale. You won't really find any good passive power supplies. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-supply-has-to-go-no-i-am-not-asking-which-one-to-buy.204284/ Relevancy 20.64% I bought a gaming PC, and I am wondering if my graphics cards and the computer itself are pulling to many watts, Will the lighting inside the box put a demand on the power supply??? I am debating about taking them out, I don't even have the lights on anyways I find them a waste they came with the computer I bought A:Will lights draw too much power? Josh86 said: I bought a gaming PC, and I am wondering if my graphics cards and the computer itself are pulling to many watts, Will the lighting inside the box put a demand on the power supply??? I am debating about taking them out, I don't even have the lights on anyways I find them a waste they came with the computer I boughtClick to expand... Josh*^ - the lights could not possibly be pulling more that 10 watts, at an extreme. Probably they are actually pulling a level that you could not notice before-and-after if you used an actual measurement, such as with the Kill-A-Watt. Same for fans, and most anything else you plug in or on except video cards. Everyone: you will spend all kinds of money to have powerful components, and a suitable power supply - so go ahead and get an ACTUAL power draw measurement - The kill-a-watt is simple to use and read, very simple. it costs$20 or $25. You can use it on anything you plug into a 120 volt outlet. Vacuum cleaner, hair curler, radio, anything. It tells you exactly how much power is being used. Exactly. For over a decade, these power calculators have been estimating power needs, and they have been over-estimating by 100% the entire time. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/will-lights-draw-too-much-power.207856/ Relevancy 20.64% Greetings I ve moved to another country where electricity is not stable and goes high low or even disconnect power failure many times a day So i brought an old UPS i have discovery and connected it to the outlet and connected the PC and the LCD screen to it Sometimes when the electricity goes high down the UPS seems can t regulate fast enough or when the electricity disconnect the UPS can t change to battery mode fast enough so the PC restarts I though the problem is from the UPS so i bought failure during My despite restarts UPS PC power a new one iXA PRO which also has a built in AVR with wide input range of - Vac wide range of input frequency output short circuit protection overload protection and the transfer time My PC restarts during power failure despite UPS is ms I connected the PC and the LCD screen My PC restarts during power failure despite UPS to the new UPS and connected my modem and an external hard to the old one Surprisingly when the electricity went high low or when it disconnected the modem did not reset but my PC restarted which means that the old UPS is still working and the problem is from the PC itself I use My PC restarts during power failure despite UPS a very god power supply Blue Storm - wat so any idea what the problem could be Note When the electricity goes high low or disconnect the PC doesn t actually restart it just half turned off i mean i can still hear the fans rolling but there is nothing on the screen and i have to turn it off then on Note Sometimes when electricity goes high low or disconnect the PC keeps working normally Thanx in advance nbsp A:My PC restarts during power failure despite UPS My guess is your power supply in your PC uses active PFC (Power Factor Control) while your uninterruptible power supply is likely rated for a passive PFC. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-pc-restarts-during-power-failure-despite-ups.159403/ Relevancy 29.67% I ve got this legendary socket motherboard DFI LP UT SLI-DR Expert chipset nForce SLI almost new only LanParty - UT using BIOS DFI Del motherboard enter Cannot key Expert SLI-DR NF4 one SATA port is somewhat messed up missing those plastic parts from both sides bought this baby really cheap from well known Romanian e-bay like site okazii ro and I put it on my FX- dual core yeah THAT one and some KINGSTON value memory and tried to boot my rig Here is my problem now this board is Cannot enter BIOS using Del key - DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert motherboard working those red diagnostic LEDS start next only one left so no quot LEDs of death quot syndrome for me and the onboard speaker beeps ONCE which I know is always a good thing but I cannot enter BIOS to setup as I need Del key on my PS keyboard is NOT working as it should I press the key and the result is nada nothing first I see the boot logo from Cannot enter BIOS using Del key - DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert motherboard DFI after that Cannot enter BIOS using Del key - DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert motherboard I see this error message quot CMOS checksum error - defaults loaded press F to continue or Del to enter setup quot and when I press Del I get nothig and when I press F key sometimes I see this message quot Verifying Pool Data and Backup CMOS OK quot and other times I see quot Sil SATA RAID Press Ctrl-S or F to enter RAID utility quot One more thing to add is that I can actually use boot menu selection using Esc key to selct HDD CD-ROM or some other option and this board actually can boot using CD DVD I already tried UBCD rescue CD and some Linux live distros to see if it s not a problem with my FX- processor and I m happy that it is working well is all good no problem here actually I ve seen it s name and working frequency Mhz at POST please help me to solve this problem with my mobo nbsp http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cannot-enter-bios-using-del-key-dfi-lanparty-ut-nf4-sli-dr-expert-motherboard.204105/ Relevancy 20.64% My sister's 13" MBP (2011) died a few hours ago. According to what she told me, she was using it, and then, poof, black screen and no power. She doesn't have the cash at the moment to have it properly checked by a tech, so I did a basic troubleshoot in an attempt to narrow things down. While the internals are a bit dirty, I didn't see any obvious signs of physical damage (it was relevant to check for this). Furthermore, the machine doesn't seem to respond to any power sources. I tried a couple different power cables and, while the little amber light on the magsafe (sp?) tab will come on briefly, the computer with neither power on nor display a charge on the built-in charge indicator. I will also note that the machine failed while disconnected from an outlet source with a full battery indicated. My initial conclusions are a) the computer fried itself or b) the battery is toast. Any suggestions? A:2011 MBP 13" Won't Power Up If no one here can offer any insight, I would post this to the Apple discussion forum. There are usually people there that can diagnose this from just a description so that is your best bet. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/2011-mbp-13-wont-power-up.204013/ Relevancy 30.53% Hi, I have a custom pc, and I am trying to turn of the automatic fan control (so I can use speedfan to control the fan speeds). to do this, I need to enter the BIOS, but I cant. when I boot, my pc tells me to press DEL to enter bios, and I do, and... nothing cue 10 , minutes restarting and mashing the hell out of my keyboard. still nothing. I dont have a fn key to press, its a standard keyboard, no special bios, just the standard asus bootscreen. any help?!? A:Can't enter BIOS What kind of bios you have is it AMI BIOS, AWARD BIOS, PHOENIX BIOS ETC, try pressing f2 button.. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cant-enter-bios.198648/ Relevancy 20.21% I turn-on the power on my laptop and all I see is a cycle of Red, Green, Blue, White, & Black of color on my screen. Computer was working the night before. I do not know much about troubleshooting a computer. Can anyone please give me an advice or guide if this is something I would be able to tinker to work or bring the laptop over for service. I have a Dell XPS1730 (5 years old) with Nvidia IUPGA5D G84. Recently, upgraded to Windows 7 I appreciate your assistance. Thanks. Daire A:Laptop screen flashes RGBWB color upon power-up The internal video has died. To verify this you can attach an external monitor and see if the display is normal http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-screen-flashes-rgbwb-color-upon-power-up.203382/ Relevancy 20.64% So I've got a mostly custom built pc, its motherboard has everything built in(Graphics.etc) but im looking to upgrade to this for graphics: http://www.amazon.co.uk/HIS-iPower-DLDVI-I-Graphics-H280XQMT3G2M/dp/B00FNHVUTA#productDetails I have two questions: 1. I have a 500w psu currently, will I have to upgrade, and by how much. 2.how will I take of the built in graphics on the motherboard. And also, are there any reccomendations for a better psu A:Power Supply Vs Graphics Card Product Description Technology:GDDR5 SDRAM, Size:3 GB, Bus Width:384-bit, Effective Clock Speed:6.4 GHz, Width:4.2 cm, Depth:31.1 cm, Package Type:Retail, Height:15 cm, Cables Included:1 x DVI-VGA adapter, Peripheral / Interface Devices:Two 8-pin power connectors, Required Power Supply:750 WClick to expand... your link clearly states that a 750w PSU is required. you can use any of these online power supply calculators: newegg(store) calculator(power supply requirement) outervision calculator http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-supply-vs-graphics-card.203398/ Relevancy 20.64% When I power on my Toshiba equium a200-151, the screen lights up but no display at all - even though there is loading activity. I rigged up to my PC monitor and everything is fine - see bios and windows loading etc. Borrowed a spare compatible working screen but same problem. I'm not 100% sure if its the inverter or the ribbon connector - any ideas before I buy a new inverter? Thanks for looking. A:Lcd lights at power on but no display I would say that the video cable (ribbon cable) is bad based on what you have tried so far. This cable goes from the motherboard to the LCD display. Did you use the old inverter off the suspect Toshiba when you tried the compatible spare LCD panel? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/lcd-lights-at-power-on-but-no-display.203111/ Relevancy 20.64% Hi all. I just bought a graphics card that needs 350 watts and +12v with 20 amps to run. My power supply has to following output: +5V 22A MAx -12V 1A max +5V (FP) 2A Max +3.3V 17A max +12VA 18A max +12VB 18A max combined power on +12VA and +12VB rails must not exceed 360 watts Total combined power must not exceed 375 watts Can it run the card? Thanks all. A:Can my power supply run my new video card? Hi, could you please post a little more detail. Instead of saying graphics card, it would help if you said the actual graphics card. Instead of power supply, you could say what power supply you have. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-my-power-supply-run-my-new-video-card.202504/ Relevancy 20.64% Hi there. Since I bought my new mouse and illuminated keyboard, when I use the PC a lot, they have spontaneously been stoping for a period of time and then they work fine. I didn't have this problem before because I had a ps2 keyboard. Now I have USB mouse and keyboard and this happens. I do believe there is a problem with the power management. A friend of mine has the same motherboard and he incurs the same problem. I have a Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V and here is a printscreen of my bios with the power management tab. What settings should I change? A:Bios power management Hi, I think you'd be able to adjust that power management settings in Windows under Control Panel>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings>Change Advanced Power Settings>USB Settings Or in Device Manager>USB Root Hub Properties>Power Management Tab http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-power-management.202067/ Relevancy 12.04% Hi I have an older PC which I gave to my mum It originally ran Vista but I bought and installed Windows Ultimate around weeks ago after it had been inactive for months It was running great but a couple of weeks ago it just started hanging for no real reason Also at startup it would say that the computer had not been shut down properly even if it had This was only when it was switched off at the wall not after checksum defaults loaded" replaced error battery after - "cmos a restart or when the PC was left plugged in and switched on She only "cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced uses the PC to look at You Tube and some webcams from her grandkids and that s it she s not very computer literate Initially I left Windows repair to run overnight but when I looked at it the following morning it was still in the repair screen so I assume it had hung I spoke to a local repair shop and they suggested I test the RAM test the hard drive and replace the CMOS battery The RAM and hard drive checks went without any errors and after I replaced the battery the hanging stopped I played with the computer all evening and shut it down as normal and switched it off at the wall Next day I thought I would start it up just to check it and I was faced with a quot cmos checksum error - defaults loaded quot message I thought that was strange but maybe the battery was dead so I swapped it over with one from my perfectly working desktop to try it out and my desktop worked fine but after shutting down my mum s one it had the same problem when power was pulled So battery was ruled out Incidentally I will say that I reset the BIOS date and time every time I was faced with the error following up with a save and exit It worked fine until I unplugged the computer I then moved on to the BIOS and set it back to default and the same again After this opened the case and used the jumpers to reset the BIOS to default again but no difference My mum will not leave it switched on at the wall constantly in case it self-combusts same with her washing machine TV lamps etc otherwise I would just do that and ignore it Is there anything else someone can suggest that I try System Shop bought by Mesh Motherboard is an ASUS PSN-E SLI gb Ram - samsung gb hard drive - ASUS Thanks for any help nbsp A:"cmos checksum error - defaults loaded" after battery replaced I must add that the PC is the same as when I bought it new from the shop, except for adding a Creative Labs sound card (approx 2012) and installing Windows 7 (around 6 weeks ago). All Windows updates are downloaded and installed. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cmos-checksum-error-defaults-loaded-after-battery-replaced.201304/ Relevancy 20.64% Is my motherboard compatible with and does it have enough power watts it compatible my Card have power new to & enough with run Is mob Video to run new video card My specs More details about my computer Component Details Processor Intel R Core TM i CPU GHz Memory RAM GB Graphics Intel R HD Graphics Gaming graphics MB Total available graphics memory Primary hard disk GB Free GB Total Windows Home Premium System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd Model H M-UD H Total amount of system memory GB RAM System type -bit operating system Number Is my mob compatible with new Video Card & have enough power to run it of processor cores Storage Total size of hard disk s GB Disk partition C GB Free GB Total Media drive D CD DVD Graphics Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce LE Total available graphics memory MB Dedicated graphics memory MB Dedicated system memory MB Shared system memory MB Display adapter driver version Secondary monitor resolution x Primary monitor resolution x DirectX version DirectX Video Card Information Network Realtek RTL D D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC NDIS New Video card info Nvidia G-Force Video Px Video card UPC- Mb PCIExpress X Dual Monitor Support My power supply is watts and on my motherboard now there is only sticks of GB ram Patriot Viper Extreme and nothing else in any of the expansion slots I looked online but cannot get a straight answer Can my motherboard run this card with no issues Thanks I am shine nbsp A:Is my mob compatible with new Video Card & have enough power to run it No one can say if it will run with no issues, just because there could be any number of complications that could pop up. If you asking will it work with your current system, then yes it will run on your current system with the PSU. I would advise that you uninstall the video drivers (and software) for the current card, changing out to the new card. This will create less of a head ache for you in the end. I would also suggest trying to find another 2GB ram stick because your motherboard is a Dual Channel motherboard and the computer will run better if you have 4 sticks of ram instead of 3. Its not going to hurt your computer by having 3 sticks of ram versus 4, but you will get better overall performance. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-my-mob-compatible-with-new-video-card-have-enough-power-to-run-it.202004/ Relevancy 14.19% I recently receive a pop out error message everytime I start up my laptop. Can anyone please advise? Thank you! The error message is below. There was a problem starting C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\newnext.me\nengine.dll The specified module could not be found http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/rundll-error.201803/ Relevancy 20.21% I have put together a new build with the Gigabyte Assassin 2 m/board and a Corsair AX 860i PSU. On start up the PSU clicks out and won't run. The PSU Self test is good - green light and the fan is running, however when I connect all the peripherals the PSU just drops out and will not run. I have double checked all connections from the CPU, M/board, memory, graphics cards. This is all in a Thermaltake Level 10 case, my next check will be the hard drive connections - hot swap bays. Any help will be really appreciated. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/gigabyte-g1assassin-2-motherboard-corsair-ax-860i-wont-power-up.201388/ Relevancy 20.21% Hey guys I had some contractors doing some work on my house today and they needed to shut the circuit off to the room my computer was in The computer was on at the time so it shut off when the power was cut Now it won t go back on Power button does nothing at all and I don t know if it s the power supply mobo or switch I ve got a power supply tester which causes my computers fans to start up when it s plugged in so the power supply does respond not Power mobo button working... issue? The results are in the attached file It shows LL which means to low to register voltage for the - V line I honestly don t know if I even have that line so I don t know if that s bad I attached the label on my power supply too Would Power button not working... mobo issue? no voltage cause a computer to completely not respond Because the fans DO start up when the power supply tester is plugged in I don t think the switch is the problem because I tried to short the power switch jumpers with a paper clip and nothing happened I also took the CMOS battery out for a while and then tried it again and that didn t work Any ideas on whether I need a mobo or a power supply I don t have an extra PSU around to test with but I may try to find one before ordering a new mobo thanks in advance -mike nbsp A:Power button not working... mobo issue? Not the switch. Could be the motherboard or PSU, but I don't have any good insight. I would unplug the PSU and flip the 120/240V switch to 240V, then flip it back before plugging it in. To me, this doesn't make any logical sense, but over about 16 years of playing with PCs I have seen it work twice. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-button-not-working-mobo-issue.201009/ Relevancy 14.19% Hello, When I play BF4 I get a direct X error after awhile claiming that it cannot allocate any more memory and that I should use a GPU with at least 512 MB RAM. I have tried to search around but cannot find a solve really. Some people advise to disable the Intel integrated Graphics in the device manager but no one can confirm if it works or not so I am hesitant to try it... I have updated drivers for Dx and the GPU without resolve, also tried reinstalling them. It has not happened for any other games so far but the only game that really demands any memory I play is BF4 ... I will try with Crysis 3 or something similar demanding to see if the error happens there too. Anyone have any advices? A:DirectX error for AMD R9 290 Tri x 4GB Obzoleet said: Hello, When I play BF4 I get a direct X error after awhile claiming that it cannot allocate any more memory and that I should use a GPU with at least 512 MB RAM. I have tried to search around but cannot find a solve really. Some people advise to disable the Intel integrated Graphics in the device manager but no one can confirm if it works or not so I am hesitant to try it... I have updated drivers for Dx and the GPU without resolve, also tried reinstalling them. It has not happened for any other games so far but the only game that really demands any memory I play is BF4 ... I will try with Crysis 3 or something similar demanding to see if the error happens there too. Anyone have any advices?Click to expand... Well in all technicality the game should not be defaulting to the integrated unless you have your monitor hooked up to the on board connectors so I would not worry about that. If its reading as a memory problem in BF4 then it maybe a problem with BF4 drivers. I have not played in a few days on my 290X setup but an update was just downloaded I noticed a day or two ago. Have you tried changing over from directX to Mantle and seeing if that helps or vice versa? Also try the latest Beta 14.2 because it makes things alot more stable than 14.1 was in terms of Mantle at least. See what happens after trying this, the Intel Integrated should not be interfering so I would not worry about that. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/directx-error-for-amd-r9-290-tri-x-4gb.200757/ Relevancy 13.76% Hello I got a weird one for you guys and I literally have tried everything can think of so I am hoping someone has some new fresh ideas I have a Dell Latitude E that can no longer connect via wired or wireless connections Both adapters display yellow exclamation marks next to them and in the properties of both adapters says Windows cannot install because the drivers are not recognized Error Both adapters are also missing from the adapter page in network settings I have download the most recent versions of the driver and installed no luck I have downloaded previous version of the driver from dell and installed no luck I download the driver directly from Intel and installed no luck Tried a BIOS update nothing Tried to reset to defaults nothing So I decided I would rebuild the is one Windows 31, not NICs weird Error this working 7 machine and SURPRISE that worked for a week and then the problem started again So my first thought is well maybe its a bad motherboard so I swapped the HDD with another Dell E boot it up and NICs not working Windows 7 Error 31, this one is weird both connections are working In the laptop with the drive from the bad laptop it can no longer connect now so the problem is related to windows and follows the drive Does anybody have any idea whats happening hear I am all tapped out of ideas Thanks let me know if you need any additional info Dell E Windows Enterprise auretsky vailresorts com nbsp A:NICs not working Windows 7 Error 31, this one is weird "so the problem is related to windows and follows the drive"... Re-install Windows on this drive. Error 31 relates to a bad driver that may be reflected in the device manager http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/nics-not-working-windows-7-error-31-this-one-is-weird.200795/ Relevancy 14.19% The web server in my IIS has the Default web site stopped. When I hit start, I get an error message there was an error while performing this operation. Details: the process cannot accdess the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0X80070020) The site bindings are: :*:57772 (http),*:443 (https), 808:*(net.tcp), *(net.pipe), locathost (net.msmq), localhost (msmqformatname) Can anyone point out what is wrong? A:IIS error That error is saying 1) one program (process) as a file open 2) another attempted to modify or delete it A most common case is when a process is running and the current directory is \temp\foo\bar and some process is attempting to delete foo http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/iis-error.200665/ Relevancy 13.76% When I am accessing wifi network I get dns failed error message. what is the problem? pls help A:DNS failed error in WiFi network Can you connect using a wired connection? Get a command prompt and enter ipconfig /all >myTCP.txt​then open that file, copy the contents and paste into your follow-up http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dns-failed-error-in-wifi-network.200577/ Relevancy 19.78% My brother in law has a got himself a free computer to which I am going to donate my old Sapphire X1950GT graphics card. The problem is, is that I can't easily wire it in to the computer as it has a crappy generic PSU with only one Molex and several Sata power plugs. What I do have, without slicing and dicing and getting out the soldering iron, is the adaptor cable below. What I don't know is whether this has a sufficient amount of wires I.e. 0V and 12V to provide power to my G/Card. Any ideas? Tom. A:Wiring a graphics card to a generic PSU - sufficient power wires on plug? System power consumption with a Sapphire X1950 GT is less than 250W. I think you will be fine with the splitter mentioned above. You probably don't need much extra power to run the card. I assume there is at least a 300W PSU or greater in the system. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wiring-a-graphics-card-to-a-generic-psu-sufficient-power-wires-on-plug.200411/ Relevancy 14.19% I am also getting a bad image error it pops up on six or 7 start ups ive run mbam disk clean up disk defrag scan disk but its still there. ive looked over many posts and tried to follow others instructions but im still missing something A:Bad image error Jarrow, what are your computers specs? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bad-image-error.199835/ Relevancy 13.76% My graphic card showing error on Pc starting When I start the computer it restarting with this error vt-x1550pci256 this error showing on top left on screen what I do Now ? if u want more information let me know. ps : sorry for my bad english http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ati-radeon-x1550-error-showing.199875/ Relevancy 20.64% Hey how's it going. Any help would be great. Had an older system so got a new motherboard and CPU. Installed it all and then no power when I try to switch it on. The orange modem light comes on but nothing else turns on. New system- Motherboard- z87-d3hp CPU- i7-4770 Gpu- GeForce GTX 460 Ram- Kingston DDR 3 Psu- Shaw p4s6 860w. Thank you I also tried putting in one ram card at a time. Taking the graphic card out and using on board. Taking the motherboard out of the case to see if it was shorting out. A:No power after motherboard install Ratchetz said: Hey how's it going. Any help would be great. Had an older system so got a new motherboard and CPU. Installed it all and then no power when I try to switch it on. The orange modem light comes on but nothing else turns on. New system- Motherboard- z87-d3hp CPU- i7-4770 Gpu- GeForce GTX 460 Ram- Kingston DDR 3 Psu- Shaw p4s6 860w. Thank you I also tried putting in one ram card at a time. Taking the graphic card out and using on board. Taking the motherboard out of the case to see if it was shorting out.Click to expand... By any chance could you post a picture of your computer as it is hooked up right now so we can see if your missing anything. Try to check if the 4pin/8pin connector on the motherboard is hooked up and check for tightness of all the Motherboard connectors to start with. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-power-after-motherboard-install.199528/ Relevancy 21.07% Hi im planning to maximuize my fans in my case Phantom But im not sure if My power Supply could Handle it Right now It Running on Phanton Case top MM fans rear mm fans and front mm fans Raidmax RX- K W ATX Power Supply ASRock GM-VGS FX AM w Radeon AMD FX- GHz Quad-Core Processor AMD Stock AM AM w Case Fan GB Supply Power x GB DDR MHz GB SATA Hard Drive DVDROM DVD Reader Power Supply Drive External USB Wireless N Adapter SAPPHIRE R GB DDR WITH BOOST Required watt My system is running fine now even if I put the fans controler into max speed but now im planning to maximize my fans in my case here is the fans status for my case Side x x mm included rpm Front x x mm included rpm Top x x mm included rpm Rear x x mm included rpm Bottom x mm HDD Pivot x mm Question Can my PSU handle everything for my system im also planning to upgrade my ram to gb or What is the Power Supply recommended for my system Or when im planning to upgrade my motherboard what would fit well with my system looking for slot ram or if my watt power supply strong enough to power thermaltake dual frio heatsink Thx you very much for trying to help nbsp http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/power-supply.199652/ Relevancy 13.33% How serious is this? I'm running on a Dell laptop with a Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller. It is saying that I should back up all of my important files because of possible hard drive failure. PLEASE HELP? I don't know how to fix this because I don't know what it means. A:Hard drive is reporting a Smart Event error message It telling you your hard drive is on its way out. You can try running a check disk and see if that helps. But to be on the safe side you should back up your personal files. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hard-drive-is-reporting-a-smart-event-error-message.199432/ Relevancy 13.76% Hi All, I have made a new rig and wanted to transfer the video/music from old IDE hard drive. I have tried two IDE to USB convertors and when I try to access my old hard driver from My Computer I receive the error "Format Disk" I have restarted my PC and now it doesn't even detect it! A:Format Disk Error with IDE to USB Converter Sounds like the partition table is messed up on the IDE hdd. The data is still there, but windows just cannot figure out how to "read" that drive. More than likely you'll need a 3rd party application to view the data on the drive and copy it accordingly. I use UFS explorer in the shop to recover data from customers' hdds http://www.ufsexplorer.com/download_std.php There are many other 3rd party data recovery programs/application out there, just google it & I'm sure you'll find one that fits your needs. Post back, Hope this helps!! http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/format-disk-error-with-ide-to-usb-converter.198116/ Relevancy 19.78% Hello all I made a post regarding the performance failing of one of my supply power affect hard performance? drive/computer Faulty hard drives The conclusion we came to has unfortunately not resolved my problem and I am beginning to think my Power Supply may be the culprit Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Before I go into details here is my current Hardware Q GHZ GIGABYTE EP -DS R GB PC mhz x gb x gb Nvidia GTX mb requires x pin power adapters Asus Xonar soundcard requires floppy power adapters Windows x Jeantech W PSU modular PSU PCI-E nodes and nodes for other devices gb HDD operating system tb HDD data tb HDD data tb HDD data - added recently ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My original problem in brief Upon accessing certain files in one of my TB drives I hear a distictive quot click lockup halt quot sound and then the entire system crashes first the drive will become inaccessible then windows explorer will crash followed by the mouse and eventually a BSOD after a minute ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I bought a new TB a month ago to replace what then I thought was a failing TB drive Since the problems have become quot random quot and happen across all four drives tb tb gb tb I am now considering my PSU the culprit Jeantech Absolute w It seems logical to me Sometimes while performing tasks which put stress on several HDD s at the same time my computer is quot choking quot running as fast smooth as it should but with sudden freezes with those HDD quot click - stop - restart quot sounds Booting into windows is failing from time to time freezes on the quot starting windows quot screen or DISK BOOT FAILURE Insert system disk The PSU is modular - could certain quot plugs quot in my PSU are faulty I haven t tested this extensively but in some cases when the computer is not starting up at all using different power ribbon cable combinations seems to help Also I had to remove my DVD drive completely when I first installed the new TB I bought and I don t think my computer will start at all with it plugged in anymore so my PSU MUST be having a hard time coping with all the components If it is of any relevance I use an Nvidia GTX which requires x PCI-E pin power connections hard drives power is supplied via THREE modular ribbon power cables - two HDD s share power from the same ribbon cable lastly worth noting I use an asus Xonar sound card requires floppy power connector several symptoms suggest the PSU any thoughts nbsp A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance? a 1000Watt shouldn't have any problem coping with the components that you have, i would recommend that u borrow a power supply from a friend and try it out on your computer, maybe the power supply is old and is not supplying proper voltages on all the rails.... http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-power-supply-affect-hard-drive-computer-performance.160966/ Relevancy 21.07% Hi can anyone help please, I just received my new Plait GTX Nvidia 770 Jetstream card and noticed it came with an 8pin and 6pin power requirement. They provided a 6pin to 8 pin adapter and I have a Corsair 650 TX PSU with 2 6pin power lines problem is the 6 to 8 pin adapter looks like it need both 6pin lines from the PSU to provide the necessary voltage/amps and that still seems to leave me short the other 6 pin port on the GFX card. Do I need to plug both 6 pin attachments in to the adapter or will one suffice? A:GTX 770 Power Requirments My bad, silly fool that I am I failed to realize both 6pin PSU power lines also have additionally the other 2pin lines required to make up the 8pin connection right along side. Thought I may need a newer PSU there! LoL http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/gtx-770-power-requirments.199159/ Relevancy 20.21% Hi, I gave my external hard drive to a friend but his laptop didn't recognize it. after getting it back, I connected it to my laptop but it didn't show up in disk management at all. the drive is receiving power since the light is on. I felt the drive upon connecting to laptop and noticed it tries multiple times to rotate the magnetic disk but in the end it come to a stop and nothing after that. I think my friend's laptop somehow damaged my drive since I'm sure it's a hardware problem. So, I was wondering maybe any of you guys have an idea how to fix it if possible otherwise, I'd like to know if I can recover the data without spending for the experts? Thanks A:WD external drive receiving power but not working Hey armmzd. Sure sounds like a drive gone bad, and assuming you know it was good when you gave it to him,maybe it was dropped,etc. All I can suggest is going to the drive manufacturer's site and see if they have a drive diagnostic tool you can try. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wd-external-drive-receiving-power-but-not-working.198974/ Relevancy 12.04% Hey, I woke up on May 10th 2013 & when it started up my laptop I saw this. I was a bit scared, but I decided to run the following programs: Mbam (AV) DSKCHK Disk cleanup Disk defragmenter Scan disk (SCR-scanow) AVG tuneup AVG (AV) MSE (AV) Restore point. I do not know what happened, but I have posted on several other forums, but no answer. Thanks, Danawesome. A:Repeated "bad image" error (think it's something to do w/laptop) Did you fix this? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/repeated-bad-image-error-think-its-something-to-do-w-laptop.198178/ Relevancy 20.64% Hi guys I ve spent today building a pc for myself However on pressing the on button there s no reaction at all My machine specs are M B - Gigabyte GA- A-UD Processor - AMD RAM - Corsair Gb DDR Case - Zalman Z Graphics card - Gigabyte HD PSU - Corsair CX M W Wi-fi card also installed but can t remember the name and seem to have temporarily lost the box in a pile of packaging So far I ve checked the CPU and motherboard power sockets the wall plug sockets and the power cord to my PSU I ve also checked the connections between my case and the motherboard and these all appear to be correct on power build PC doesn't As part of this final point I switched the power on LED with the power button they both originate from the same location so thought they may be mixed up Anyhows I got a solid LED which suggests to me that a there s power running through the switch circuit and b the pc isn t booting when told to as a PC build doesn't power on solid LED would indicate PC build doesn't power on circuit completion which would be the equivalent of holding in the on button If anybody could shed any light on where to go next I d be eternally grateful currently searching the house for a paperclip to test the PSU nbsp A:PC build doesn't power on Does the CPU and case fans move at all, when pressing the power button? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-build-doesnt-power-on.198098/ Relevancy 20.21% Hi I have a printer There is no lighting up The power supply give red wire about 7 V blue wire about 11 V Holding down the power button en stop/reset won't work How can I test the logic board is defect? Image logig board Cheers Harrie http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/canon-printer-pixma-mp610-no-power-no-display.197978/ Relevancy 20.21% Its my first turned power Supply Flashback when LED is flashing on build and I think my motherboard isnt working but more specifically I want to know why the flashback led is flashing when I turn on the power supply Power is going into the motherboard the standby light comes on as well as the Flashback LED but when I attempt to turn the computer on with the power button Flashback LED is flashing when power Supply turned on on the case nothing happens I ensured both the ATX power connectors were fully in everything is connected RAM is in but the computer will not boot Also I might have have connected the power to the case in at the opposite ends ground to power and power to ground but it has been reversed and if that is the problem would I have to replace the case or the motherboard Here are the specs -ASUS M A motherboard -Fractal R ATX Tower Case -AMD FX- core AM GHz -Kingston GB in SSD -Corsair TX -Kingston gb HyperX DDR Ram nbsp A:Flashback LED is flashing when power Supply turned on No idea but slight suggestion Power supply??? Ronan http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/flashback-led-is-flashing-when-power-supply-turned-on.194872/ Relevancy 13.33% Hi, I have Windows XP SP3 installed on my desktop and suddenly my LAN/NIC is not receiving and sending packets from my network. The DHCP Client Services and TcpIP services wont start it gives error from the above. From the device manager of non-plug and play drivers, the tcpip protocol driver, ip network address translator and netbios over tcpip has exclamation point. When I uninstall the drivers and start the services the connection is established but when I shutdown/restart the PC it will came back again the issue. AFD is running Below drivers are present in system32\drivers folder. afd.sys tcpip.sys netbt.sys Any ideas? A:DHCP Client Service Won't Start - Error 1068 Hello, I update the system and the LAN driver but still the issue exist. I copy the netbt.sys from a working machine and paste that to the non-working machine. Same problem. Is there other way resolving this issue aside from repairing or fresh install of the OS? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dhcp-client-service-wont-start-error-1068.197233/ Relevancy 13.76% Hello all! I regularly have the folllowing line appear when my bios starts up -CMOS checksum error defaults loaded. I am having a problem about CMOS Checksum Error, every time I turn on the computer it will wait about 30 secs before the first beep. Then the CMOS checksum error occur. Some days ago I had changed my battery after that this problem occurs. Please help me. I have a snapshots of the same problem.You can check here: http://wealthamplifier.in/images/cmos1 A:CMOS Checksum Error - Defaults Loaded Could you have installed the battery backwards by mistake? Even though the battery is new, it could be defective. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cmos-checksum-error-defaults-loaded.197153/ Relevancy 18.06% Not sure if I'm in the right section Just unpluged my m audio delta 2496 card to do some other repairs. After reconnecting and powering up I have no sound in Cubase ( In device setup selecting m audio delta driver I get the following Error message "audio engine error could not activate asio driver m audio delta" Now even windows system sounds don't work. Have tried re-installing 2496 driver....no go. Any suggestions would be welcome. A:Error message "audio engine error could not activate asio driver m audio delta" 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? 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http://amazon.com/Constellations-Thunderbolt-Incredible-Blackberry-Fashionable/dp/B00DJ3DZK2 (avoild link, delet url space when past in IE)

Also I found a external battery case here :

http://www.amazon.com/Power-External-Protective-Battery-iPhone/dp/B00409E4JK/

The battery capacity is only 1700mAh but can be used as a case protector for iphone 4s

Which one I should bought or

do anyone find the similar high capacity like 10000mAh but cheaper one in ebay buy.com or amazon and other place?

A:Power bank or external battery case?

Before you invest in more equipment, try to reduce power consumption (see this)

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A:Hard Drive Error After using Disk Drill

I only use WD drives here. WD Passports sometimes they don't work. What I do is this.
Place one in a ziplock bag and stick it into the freezer for 3 hrs or longer.
Thaw-it or use-it while it comes to life while you connect to a USB source like a PC
Most of the time the Passport will continue to work again. It all depends on the condition of it.

Clicking or clunking means the HDD is going bad.
In the pass others would say to use a screw driver handle and hit the drive.
But I always use the freezing method and it works enough to recover the data.
If the HDD is too far gone then nope not going to work.

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Hi all my brother has a pc at home that he didnt want anymore so he put it in some black bags and I was taking it to the charity shop so they could sell it but the bag split at top of stairs and pc went tumberling down when I looked at it all the metal brackets had come loose from where u can put cards in and the gpu card came out to I put it all back propaly had couple of errors that I sorted but power abit dodgy when switching on. but the main problem is message comes up in task bar saying usb not recognised after plugging anything in any of the ports checked device manager and nothing wrong in there please help ... only 2 was not working before but now none work.. thanks in advance

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