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HDD shows up in BIOS but not Windows

Q: HDD shows up in BIOS but not Windows

I have read many posts attempting to solve my own issue all the while failing Some proper assitance will be needed so I needed to create my own post I have a Seagate TB HDD I have been using shows up not BIOS but Windows in HDD for a couple years My girlfriend is a photographer and she filled up HDD shows up in BIOS but not Windows the drive Prior to being able to afford a new one she crashed windows and it would no longer start up Bought a new drive thought my task would be simple however upon booting windows to my new drive the old drive had not shown up I checked the bios and it is visible there The Data on that drive is irreplaceble So by attempting to solve my own issue here is what I have tried -Checking bios for other drive boot options -switching the cables on the drive multiple times -using a different computer -checking disk management -using seagate drive tools -using windows boot disk -using Memory Diagnostic Tools only other method I have read but havent tried is using an external casing in an attempt to get it to apper however I have my doubts on whether that would work If I am wrong please correct me So to be Clear -HDD with essential data on it Seagate TB -Shows up in Bios -Does not show up in Window Disk management or in Seatools Also will not appear for a Windows install disk I appreciate The Help nbsp

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A: HDD shows up in BIOS but not Windows

Is the 1.5 TB drive the one that had Windows installed to it? If so, it is pretty likely you are screwed.. I mean, there are some options you have, but none have a real high success rate on a drive that has failed.

Check out the tools on Hirens boot CD. Boot from that, and have a go with a few of those tools, that is your best chance now outside of professional recovery. Professional recovery costs will strongly test how "irreplaceable" those pictures are.

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A:12gb ram shows in bios, only 4,6,or 8 usable shows in windows

In most AMD CPUs, the memory controller is on-die in the CPU. Maybe your FX-8350 is malfunctioning.

Also:

- Do you have the correct voltage for your memory set in BIOS?
- What kind of memory is it? (brand name, model, and speed)
- Have you tried putting the Phenom back in to see if the 12GB memory comes back?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/392696-12gb-ram-shows-bios-only-4-6-8-usable-shows-windows.html
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acpo said:

windows xp sp2. lite-on dvd drive.

at first it worked fine. then it suddenly stopped showing up in my computer. if I try to manually access D:\ it still doesn't workClick to expand...

The very 1st thing to do is open up the case and reseat your IDE & molex connectors. It's not uncommon for one of these connectors become loose or slightly ajar. Boot up normally to Windows and see if you can access the DVD drive.

If that doesn't work, I would try booting up in safe mode and see if it shows up in the device mangler. If so, remove the device and reboot the system. XP has a large driver database, so it would search for a suitable driver upon reboot.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cd-drive-shows-in-bios-not-in-windows.354836/
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A:CD Drive shows in BIOS, not in Windows

Do you have a bootable CD? If so see if you can boot from it. That will rule out the drive being faulty and make it a Windows issue.

If it boots from that drive, then remove the drive and if possible the IDE ATAPI controller it is on from device manager and reboot.
 

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A:Display Shows Windows but not BIOS

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A:Windows shows different CPU frequency than CPU-Z/BIOS

CPU-Z is more accurate then windows with these things, i would say if both it and the bios says you have then windows isn't reading it properly
 

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A:Laptop won't boot. Shows bios but will not run windows.

If booting to the USB Linux flash drive, boot into Setup (Bios) go to Boot Priority and change it to USB first boot device. There may be a setting in the Bios for Drives or HDD. Here the USB drive may be listed and you can choose it from there to allow it to boot.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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A:Hardrive shows on bios, but not on OS

Well at least BIOS (cmos) sees it.

I believe your best approach would be to download your Hard Drive diagnostic tool, to test for any errors.
Please click here-->http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html
 

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A:HDD shows in BIOS but not in Win 7 install...

Just to add Ive also tried multiple known working hard drives in this machine, all same result.

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A:4GB installed, but only 3GB shows up in OS & BIOS

Might want to boot with each stick of memory and see if one of them is bad - and/or run memtest to find any errors. Could just be a bad stick.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/4gb-installed-but-only-3gb-shows-up-in-os-bios.764059/
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Post a screenshot of disk management.
 

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Hello again!

There is a chance that you have fried your motherboard (from trying to turn it on without the riser pins installed).

Here's what I would try (and confirm) before RMAing the board.
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A:Can't boot - SSD shows up in BIOS but not in the recovery mode

Do any keyboard shortcuts work when you're left with a black screen and a lone cursor?

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Quote:
I have an option to reinstall Windows (I think...), but I would very much like to safe some files before the drive is formatted...


Don't stress. It looks like you're able to recover your files, even if you have to resort to a LiveCD or something.

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A:HDD detected in BIOS and XP devicemanager, yet shows nothing in Explorer

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A:Hard drive shows up in BIOS but not in My Computer

Is the drive a secondary one?
 

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A:2nd hard drive shows in BIOS but not Disk Management

Check if your sata drivers are the latest here : ASRock > Fatal1ty Z87 Killer

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/36659-2nd-hard-drive-shows-bios-but-not-disk-management.html
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Here's the support page for that model:http://www.samsung.com/latin_en/sup...Apparently the 'update software' option under Firmware is a bios update.You can download the manual there if necessary. It may have information about bios setup.message edited by DAVEINCAPS

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A:Lenovo 3000 N200 System memory shows 640KB in Bios...

Does the operating system show the correct value?
 
 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-C-E-K-M-N-and-V-Series/Lenovo-3000-N200-System-memory-shows-640KB-in-Bios/td-p/2086502
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Is there an actual reason you want to update the BIOS. If your BIOS is working without any problems just leave it alone. You can completely brick your motherboard by messing around with the BIOS. Just because a later version maybe available doesn't mean you should update it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/362562-intel-bios-update-shows-successful-but-sys-info-reports-no-change.html
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A:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS the drive shows removable

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/p4p800-deluxe-shows-2nd-boot-screen-of-some-via-raid-utility-after-bios-update.18320/
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A:2-tone continuous beeping coming from mobo. No video/BIOS shows upon powering up?

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FWIW antec has a good rep however I am very down on their pw supplies. After having two fail in a short amount of time, I no longer buy or recommend antecs. I use either corsair, FSP, or seasonic power supplies.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-tone-continuous-beeping-coming-from-mobo-no-video-bios-shows-upon-powering-up.829550/
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A:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as removable

There is nothing to fix, SATA drives are hot pluggable so that is all perfectly normal.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/after-change-to-sata-ahci-mode-in-bios-the-main-boot-hard-drive-shows-as-removable.1035439/
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A:'Plug-N-Play BIOS Extension' shows "!" under 'System Devices'...how to fix??

Click on update driver
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/plug-n-play-bios-extension-shows-under-system-devices-how-to-fix.19936/
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Hi,
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19579187
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@DW2016

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
 
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/battery-shows-100-charged-system-shows-failure.631543/
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A:user profile in cmd shows as ?????? but in gui shows chinese symbols

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A:HDD shows up, shows data, no folders or files visible

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A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
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6. Restart.

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Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/343868-i-cant-access-bios-settings-because-bios-assumes-windows-resuming.html
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Hi MysterioMask,
the short version is that it is something called MMOI, memory mapped I/O reservations, its an architectural design and decision made long ago when the idea of having a full gig of ram was thought to be preposterous and would not ever happen or be needed. in a 32 bit os
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-memory-and-xp-memory-shows-up-different.131635/
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According to this page it's related to ADSL

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A:Zipped Shows Clean/unzipped Shows Not

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan?A false positive is always a possibility. Are you having any problems? What made you submit Dvdshrinksetup to VirusTotal in the first placeUNA = Ukrainian Anti-virus Center and they are reputable.http://www.unasoft.com.ua/eng/online.html

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A:partition magic shows partition type as "other", windows shows "healthy"

Quote from Symantec:
There are currently no versions of PartitionMagic that support Windows® 2000 dynamic drives.Click to expand...
moper
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/partition-magic-shows-partition-type-as-other-windows-shows-healthy.399582/
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read:http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic75555.html
 

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anyone can help me on this issue?

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Hello!

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Hi Welcome to Windows Central! Not sure how that would happen. If you click settings-system-about; you should see this.
If you need more help, please join the forum! Join the Windows Central Community!

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A:Windows 7 Windows Explorer still shows file on ssd after delete?

This is not clear. What does this mean ??





Quote:
After awhile I go back and it is gone?

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A:Windows XP shows 480 MB RAM

32mb sounds like a video ram amount to me. 32, 64, 128, 256
 

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A:Windows 7 64-bit only shows 2 Gb Ram

And I thought only seeing 3.5gb out the 4gb total was bad on the 64bit 7 RC here!

Welcome to the Sevenforums! hardcoremore

You may have seen a bad install or something is seeing half of the memory installed being mapped out to hardwares real fast. The one thing I would suggest here however is running memtest to see if you have a slightly faulty dimm. While a bad dimm usually will cause errors to be seen it seems one out of the pair is unavailable in Windows for some reason.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/27350-windows-7-64-bit-only-shows-2-gb-ram.html
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A:Windows shows i have 31,9GB RAM

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A:My new SSD shows as RED in Windows Explorer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven


Ran the Intel Optimizer and it's supposed to fill the disk and then release the free space. Well it didn't free up the space.

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Hi man. First of all, how about update and complete system specs at your profile. In some cases, such info will be "V.I.Info" - "very important info". Take some time to do it. You may use this one in case of doubts "getting closer": Speccy - Download
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But let box checked at default install.

Let us know the results.

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"

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OGA Data-->
Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
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Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 103 Blocked VLK
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A:Two Windows XP shows up upon reboot

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/two-windows-xp-shows-up-upon-reboot.280257/
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Please help me..

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A:Windows BSOD shows up

hello ,

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

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A:1tb hard drive shows unallocated & shows error cyclic redundancy error

Hello and welcome Kishor now I have gut feeling that drive night have been damaged by the sudden power failure it could have affected the platters themselves or the controller unit.
Now I think you need to test the drive using this SeaTools for Windows | Seagate or a purely physical surface test see this Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. run it and see my pic on how to set that up. It tests the actual surface of the platters and to some extent the ability of the read / write heads.

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19988802
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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19988802
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A:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

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hi guys
when my win7 comes up the windows defender shows the picture below.how can i prevent this warning to open when the windows started?

A:windows defender shows at windows start up

Have you gone into Tools ?

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/257428-windows-defender-shows-windows-start-up.html
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I don't know if it is connected but when I try to shut down it takes 5-30 mins for the computer to click off

How do I get rid of this?

A:Windows 8 install still shows windows 7 as alternative on

Press Windows Key + X, select System, then select Advanced System Settings, then the Advanced tab. Click on Startup and Recovery and in that dialog untick "Time to display list of operating systems" and make sure Windows 8 is in the above drop down. Thats it, ok and out.

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Windows Update Shows Windows 7 Sp1 is needed,
but Sp1 has already been installed a while ago.

OS: Windows 7 64 bit with Sp 1 installed
HP laptop

Any advice or reactions?
 

A:Windows Update: Shows Windows 7 Sp1 is needed

Are you sure it is installed? Windows Update wouldn't find it as an update if you already have it. Go to the start menu and search "Computer". Then right click on "Computer" and select "Properties". Tell me what it states under Windows version and/or take a screenshot.
 

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A:How do I get Windows 98 harddrive (3rd one) shows up under Windows XP's My Computer

Take that W98 line out again at Startup & Recovery Setting's Edit. It will never work anyway, because W98 must be in the first partition of the first HD on the first controller in that PC, PLUS, it must have been installed BEFORE XP. So forget that.

On your first controller (IDE0), you have those 2 XP-disks.
Set the jumpers on the W98-disk to Master, then install it at the second controller (IDE1) as master. It probably needs the older 40-wire flat IDE-cable, rather than the newer 80-wire cable.
At bootup, go into BIOS and set the master on secondary controller to 'automatic' so it recognizes the W98-HD. That should do it.
Copy your stuff over, then take that disk out again.
 

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I wanted to upgrade my Win 7 ultimate 64bit to Win 7 SP1 but even after updating all the things in win update my PC in the comuter propertie shows that I am using windows 7 ultimate and then after 1 line it shows SP1.
For further explaination please refer to the image-


But My DXDiag shows that I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1-
Here is the line from DXDiag-
"Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)"
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If it is normal that after upgrading to win7 SP1 it would be written as "Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1" ?

A:Why my PC shows that I have windows 7 ultimate after windows update?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Post this information
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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My Windows 7 Pro still shows the name as USER if looking in the folder "C:\". For example, there are 2 user accounts, both Administrators. When Windows 7 boots, you have a choice to log into SAM or JOY. However, everytime you want to install a new app, USER shows up as the name. And Sam doesn't show up as a USER but the following: C:\USER and C:\JOY in C Drive.

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A:Windows Directory shows USER not NAME

I believe you can change the name, but is only cosmetic, but may serve your purpose.

1) Start> Control Panel

2) Click User Accounts (If you do not see this option, click View by: Small icons).



3) Click Change your account name to change the account you are logged in with. Or click Manage another account to change another accounts name



4) Type the new name for the account, then click Change Name



You cannot change the actual name without creating a new account and transfering everything over. That can be done if you desire. A Guy

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A:Windows 7 doesn't shows icons at all

Hello RJTH, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this with any specific image file extenstions, or just for all of them? Does it do this with program shortcuts as well?

You might see if rebuilding the icon cache and clearing the thumbnail cache may help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/74835-windows-7-doesnt-shows-icons-all.html
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With a dual boot and Win7 ultimate the AC97 installs but the device manager shows a Code10 Error.
I have no sound,even after searching for related Realtek AC'97 Audio I cannot get it to work.
I hope I can get some help!

System Specs:

Mainboard : MSI K7D/MAster
Chipset : AMD 768
Processor : AMD Athlon MP2400 @ 2000MHz x2
Physical Memory : 3.5GB
Video Card : Nvidia Geforce 6200 512MB
Hard Disk : Seagate 160GB
DVD-RW : Sony
CD Rom
Network Card : IC Plus IP100A
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
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A:Dual boot only shows Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gallicbear


... when I go into Startup and Recovery and look at the boot manager ...


In wich startup and recovery you go?
startup and recovery of Windows 7 loader or
startup and recovery of GRUB loader?

In case you're going into startup and recovery of Win7 loader then this as it supposed to be,
because windows won't recognize anything related to linux, or non-NTFS/fat stuff.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/218787-dual-boot-only-shows-windows-7-a.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-shows-ntdetect-failed.1166440/
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Ever since running some registery cleaner I have been having issues with my windows explorer.
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I know most of you will probably suggest me to reinstall but I would prefer to just put the registry entries back in place as I have a lot installed on my computer.

Whenever I try to start up "Computer" or control panel it shows the explorer but the contents are blank.

Could anyone help me out with this annoying problem?

I run Windows 7 SP1 64 bit.

I already scanned my disk for issues (sfc /scannow) but nothing was found.
Please note that I also have read several threads regarding this issue but I do not have Virtual Clone Drive installed, if that may help.

Best regards,
Mark Visser

A:Windows Explorer shows blank

Welcome
This could be fixed with a system restore.
Go back a few days before the problem
System Restore

In the future this is all you need to do to maintain the computer and stay away from Reg cleaners etc.
To maintain your computer

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

Running a scan disc before doing a defrag

Using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.

Making System Restore points, at least once a week

Makaing a system Image once a month (varies by user)

Not relying on your A/V common sense, should prevail. You know of many sites can cause a problem.

Do not use any reg cleaning or optimizing software.

Download and use Ccleaner about once every two months. Untick any registry entries.
http://www.piriform.com/

If you follow these instructions, you will be trouble free for a long time to come.

Be sure to back up your hard drive about once a month (varies by user) and to keeep system restore points up to date.

Optimize Windows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...er-performance

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/172565-windows-explorer-shows-blank.html
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A:Phantom display shows up in Windows 7

I clicked "try to connect" and then removed the display but the problem is still there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/397707-phantom-display-shows-up-windows-7-a.html