A few weeks ago I got the BSOD and could only re-format without backing up After a data recovery service ravaged my hard drive I purchased a new drive My recovery disk is nowhere to after 810-160: and... install phoenix envy BSOD to Win10 trying be found my guess is the wife pitched it in one of her cleaning fits Of course I have to re-install the OS and bought Win Home nbsp I plugged in the USB and started the install but am now getting a message that no device drivers were found This is a pain but it makes sense Went to the HP drivers site on a laptop and downloaded all the drivers it produced for my specific model nbsp Where I'm stuck nbsp I have a pop-up that says Windows Setup and Select the driver to install envy phoenix 810-160: trying to install Win10 after BSOD and... along with an unpopulated window I plugged my USB containing the drivers in and found it - USB Drive envy phoenix 810-160: trying to install Win10 after BSOD and... H I selected that drive and the folder into which I placed the drivers Click OK and I get the message No device drivers were found Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers and then click OK nbsp If I have the drivers provided by HP and they're not recognized how do I proceed Solved View Solution
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Hi: Make sure you are booting from a USB 2 port. You won't be able to install Windows from a USB3 port. If you have the W10 installation media in a USB 2 port, windows may be looking for the sata controller driver, so see if this works... Download the drivers from this link below (first or second file listed -- 1st file listed (64 bit). https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25165/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver Extract (copy) the files onto a usb flash drive without any folders. With the flash drive and W10 installation media plugged into the machine, boot from the W10 installation media. After you select the install now option, select the Drive Options - Advanced menu, then select the Load Driver option. You should now see the storage driver files listed. If you check the box, it will only include the compatible driver. Follow the prompts and hopefully, W10 will install.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/envy-phoenix-810-160-trying-to-install-Win10-after-BSOD-and/td-p/5596365
Hi Could anyone please confirm if I buy Samsung 850 Evo 500GB, will I be able to install this on my desktop? Just looks like it only fits for laptops?
There are adapters available if the drive doesn't come with them packaged. The adapters adapt from 3.5" drive bay to 2.5" drive bay.
I am new to this forum..
To start, I had just bought an ASUS computer.. wanting to play games like borderlands 1, left for dead 2 etc. But, when I was very trilled waiting to start the games, both of them had blacked screen and forced shutdown my computer every time after the game has been launched!
I had done many researches in the net, changing the registry values in directx11, reinstalling the NVIDIA drivers (halfway black screen upon reinstalling), changing the compatibility to Windows 7, adding missing physxcudart_20 to the games...None of them works..T-T
Any help is greatly appreciated!
I'd recommend to do the following:
Perform a clean install of Windows
Re-install Nvidia drivers
Download CPU-Z and GPU-Z (or any CPU and GPU monitoring software)
Monitor both while attempting to play games - check for temperature spikes.
Doing the above will help you rule out a lot of potential issues that are causing your problems. The clean windows install will get rid of any OS related issues. You never want to touch the windows registry unless you really have to, especially if you're not very well versed in the way it works. It can cause way more harm than good. With that said, the system crashes were probably due to a bad driver instillation and was causing a BSOD - most modern systems are set to restart / shutdown when this happens. You'll never know it happened unless you changed the configuration to stop the automatic shutdown. It could also be temperature related, if your CPU or GPU overheats, it'll typically trigger a system crash as well and result in the same BSOD sequence.
Let me know how it goes after you've tried what I've mentioned.
Hey guys, I've just upgraded my 5 year old pc with almost everything new. I got an Asus Maximus VII Ranger & an i7-4790k cpu & other new stuff except my graphics card & ram, 2 x 8gb Hyper X Fury 1600mhz. What I don't understand is reading the manual about the speed of ram I can install.
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel« Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
I would like to install higher speed rams like 2400mhz or higher if possible (are there even 3000++ mhz ddr available? Looking at my local shop, 2400mhz ddr3 is the highest) without overclocking but I'm lost at the " (O.C) " bit. Do I need to overclock them to get at that speed or can I just get rams that are made at that speed? Thanks!
The OC means you will need to OC your motherboard to use RAM rated at that speed. If you are not planning on OCing, just get the 1600/1333 Mhz modules.
BTW the average person would never notice the differences in RAM speeds. Memory is not the bottleneck in computing.
Hello hello After having a problem with my cd dvd drive I rebooted my computer and did a clean install of Windows from my Vista So right now I m running Windows Windows not install (Touch/slider) FN - 7 Clean Keys working I have a VAIO - VGN-CS J Windows looks and feels great so far The only problem is my little sliding touch pad at the top doesn t work I don t know if it s FN keys but on top of my keyboard there s a little sliding touch pad for volume along with a fast forward rewind key I used to be able to slide the volume up from there but now it s not working I looked it up and I know this has to do with my clean install of windows I tried installing a bunch of drivers like everyone said online Sony Shared Libraries Vaio Event Notebook Control Device And a bunch of other drivers that people talked about I don t know what s wrong but it s still not working so I did a system restore to before I installed everything so that I can have a clean slate Can someone please help me fix my volume control slider please Thank you so much nbsp
Laptops have extras over and above Windows and if you reinstall the OS or upgrade it you lose these. I've been there and done that with the FZ. It was broken when I bought it and the hard drive had been removed. Fixing the computer was very hard, installing Windows 7 was easy. Afterwards, like yourself I found that the function keys didn't work. Trawling forums and looking for drivers then sorting it out took ages and that was the most challenging part of the whole exercise. Everything necessary was on the Sony support sites but these were not user friendly and I needed to use several Sony sites. Needless to say Sony support were clueless. In the end I got everything functioning but if you can manage with things as they are I'd not bother. One tip, although it might not work with your particular Vaio model is that stuff has to be installed in a particular order otherwise some keys don't work.
That'll teach you to mess with Windows when a cd/dvd plays up.
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.
Stop:0x0000008E (0X0000005, 0XF7419CAD, 0XF6FF17E4, 0X00000000)
Setupdd.sys ? address f7419cad base at F73ED000, datastamp 48025277
I an trying ti install a video graphics card, when I plug in to my pci ex slot and plug in the leads the screen does not work, but the computer does, now I see that I have a pnp monitor but the card and a vga adapter on it, I have tried everything possible but cant get to work, anyone any ideas?????????
I've recently bought a HP Pavilion 15-n252sq laptop, with Free Dos - unfortunately I can't install Windows 7 over it, due to the following error I keep receiveing in the Installation screen:
"Select the driver to be installed" - and regardless of the paths I have and the available folders, I can not seem to proceed wtih the W7 installation.
Please notice that, I've tried to use both a W7 DVD and also a bootable USB drive (and yes, connected in the USB 2.0 port and not USB 3.0 ) - but I always get to the same point where I have to select drivers.
Please also notice that the BIOS doesn't allow me to make any modifications except for some minor ones (like select boot priority, or enable USB 3.0), as the rest of the MAIN features are greyed out .
Can anyone please help me with this issue?
You may have to use a program Like KillDisk to reformat the drive. Then try installing your Win 7 DVD.
My friend has a Canon 3-in-1 MF 4010 (Printer-scaner and copier) device. He has lost the manual. Now, how can I see whether is it installed on the machine (Windows 7 32-bit) or not? And if it's not installed how to install it?
I bought a Samsung 840 SSD (120GB) for my gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 motherboard. I am unable to install win 7 64bit on it. It is a SATA SSD.
I have tried ACHD mode in the BIOS, I have tried IDE mode. The drive works as I have tested it as an external drive on other computers.
I bought the drive specifically to be used as a primary drive.
My regular hard drives work fine on the motherboard.
Well, first of all, your motherboard only supports 3GB/s and the 840 is a 6GB/s drive. Just by that you won't really get your moneys worth. And how so are you unable to install? Also can you please list your system specs?
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.
Gpu- GeForce GTX 460
Ram- Kingston DDR 3
Psu- Shaw p4s6 860w.
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.
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.
Gpu- GeForce GTX 460
Ram- Kingston DDR 3
Psu- Shaw p4s6 860w.
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.
Howdy all The amazing folks at Tech Spot saved my bacon many moons back helping me fix a virus laden laptop for Brand New to can't HP connect 17 Internet Envy Quad Touchsmart my sick kid And so I turn to Brand New HP Envy Touchsmart 17 Quad can't connect to Internet you with my latest computer nightmare and beg of your assistance once again I just bought a new HP ENVY TouchSmart t-j Quad Edition Notebook PC ENERGY STAR for my daughter for Christmas It arrived yesterday and I opened it up to start preloading her software onto it so she can have it ready to go Christmas morning Unfortunately the thing just won t let me get connected to the internet via wifi It is using an Intel Wireless-N adapter running Windows factory installed I have tried everything I could think of - using Intel drivers instead of Microsoft ones resetting WINSOCK flushing the DNS using a static IP instead of dynamic the works Nothing appears to be working The device can clearly see my network - it shows up on the list of connections and validates my security information running standard WEP security - not the best I know but it s easier for the multitude of tech I have on my network all of which connects fine but it only gives me limited access and does not want to connect to the network or the internet My base system is running Windows My router is a Netgear Rangemax Wireless-N Gigabit Router WNR v I have not tried a hardwire connection yet as I really need this to be a wireless device Help me TechSpot Gurus you re my only hope nbsp
Hey Mark. I would connect to the Net by cable and allow it to get any OS updates and/or driver updates before I change any settings.While online,try to connect wirelessly to see if it finds any updates quicker.
I'm needing some information that is extremely hard to come by.
The 740m in the HP Envy 17t-j000, does anyone know, or does anyone know WHERE to look (Google failed me, or I failed Google!) to find out whether it needs ACTIVE displayport -> HDMI adapters?
I question this because I know the 57xx series from ATI required active. The card only supported 1 RAMDAC signal (or something?) and the Nvidia's tech seems different. According to HP support, passive will work fine. I need to have the adapters ordered ASAP, but I do not want to order the incorrect ones.
Any assistance is appreciated.
I'm not sure whether this is the correct place to post this (I'm new here). Sorry if it's the wrong place!
So my problem is I am running a laptop on windows XP. Every time I start up the computer, it prompts me to install device drivers (HID-compliant devices and stuff). The weird part is, I've already installed those drivers when I first got the computer. I've learned to just press cancel every time those prompts pop up, but I'm wondering if I'm able to stop them from popping up every single time I start the computer. I'm also curious as to why it's doing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel core 2 duo
RAM: 2GB DDR3 RAM
Brand: Lenovo R500
Graphics: Intel R 4 series express chipset family (on-board)
I'm far from an expert, but why not let them install to see if it quits prompting you? If all else fails, you can roll them back. After all, they could be "updated drivers". Just my thoughts.
Hi I have an all in one hp touch smart 520 pc and I have had it for about 2 years now and it doesn't do well with games and I was wondering if I can install a new better graphics card? if so can you recommend me one ?
I did some research and I found this
1 PCI Express x16 module socket for MXM graphics card
2 PCI Express x1 mini card sockets
One PCI Express x16 Module (MXM) socket
MXM version: Type B
Power source = 19V
UMA or MXM Graphic card not exceeding 35W TDP
That is direct from HP. I asked today, because of your answers, HP support and I got the answer, that a Type II video card shut work as a upgrade on the inglewood motherboard. And don't worry. Bestbuy in Canada will upgrade the card in the store. But thank you anyway!
Yes, the MOTHERBOARD has those slots, no it is not upgradable after purchase, but good luck with that ]
apperantly the hp touchsmart 520 was never meant for gaming of high caliber and it cannot be upgraded :S
credits to that site.
where can I install a sd card reader on this unit there was a build in on the tower but I dont know where to plug it in the?
I have it pluged into 1 of the usb 2.0 ports on the bottom right now and the usb on the unit works but nothing when it comes to reading cards.
What is the model of SD card reader?
When I bought this computer it had windows 7 on it. it ran everything lag/shutter free. I have since upgraded to windows 8 then to 8.1. The problem is the audio and video noticeably lags/shutters. As if the entire computer is pausing. I have talked to HP tech support and they only reinstalled the drivers. All drivers are current. I am fairly sure it has something to do with the HD4k graphics but I do not know for sure. I was hoping the 8.1 would resolve the problem but it has not. I have this problem whenever I watch videos (on the internet or from file) and when I play World of tanks. Any help would be great
I seen similar comments re "since upgrading to Win/8" and (imo) think the drivers are not 'fully compatible' with the new system.
I got this laptop in for repairs recently and it has been a very tricky one I already told the client that I don t think it can be fixed but my curiosity has driven me to keep working on it This system came in unable to startup freezes during startup or said no boot device present I pulled the HDD out and scanned it from another computer Sure enough every error check would freeze around Note that I said freeze not display an error I would have to end task to close the windows drive check Chkdsk r from command prompt resulted in the same freezing partway through Disk copy and clone software would also freeze partway So during failure - drive after Toshiba Shuts OS install A305-S6898 off Satellite I copied the users files off manually and went to load a new Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 - Shuts off during OS install after drive failure HDD in the laptop Every Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 - Shuts off during OS install after drive failure time the OS install disk would load there would be Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 - Shuts off during OS install after drive failure problems Sometimes it would freeze during the quot loading windows quot screen of the windows install Sometimes it would get to the install process and freeze right after selecting the disk to use Lately the most common problem is at variable points in the initial install loading process the system will just power cycle and restart At this point I ran memtest and found no errors Just the same I switched out the RAM and still it had problems I tried multiple different OS install disks and set bios back to defaults The problem persisted never being able to install a new OS I tried different hard drives external dvd drive and installing from a USB stick Oddly enough half of my repair utilities simply won t load things like seagate disk utilities paragon and acronis disk directors either freezing or giving weird errors like quot cd drive not present quot or quot memory not found quot The only thing that will run without freezing or restarting seems to be memtest which makes me think it s not an overheating issue since this can run for hours Frankly I m stumped It seems odd that the hard drive failed at the same time as whatever component is causing this problem so I assume either coincidence or some sort of drive controller failure that caused damage to the drive as well as making the system freeze while loading most any volume Any thoughts nbsp
Yeah, it may be a motherboard issue... Have you tried removing or resetting the CMOS battery?
Hi I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I couldn't find another place to right about my issue, I have the same laptop, and I have the weirdest problem!
My screen turns on but I can't install any OS, I have tried Ubuntu, windows 8, windows xp.... for example for windows 8 it shows a logo and then a blank screen, for Ubuntu I can't even boot from CD!
I have tried CD, usb drive
I have ran PC-CHECK, and it says no problem!
I have taken out the hd, and dvd drive to just boot from CD, and still nothing!
I have also updated the bios to the latest version from acer's website, this is so frustrating please help me
your help is appreciated in advance
What is the make and model of your laptop? Have you changed anything in your Bios other then updating to the latest version? Did you update to the latest version of the bios before or after you started having problems?
Hi guys I m a bit desperate right now Here s the thing I have an acer g English bought in the Netherlands out of warranty original HD GB western digital included with windows home premium The hard disk is dying Everytime I restart windows demands a launch repair that takes HOURS otherwise it won t boot and will restart I bought a brand new Momentus XT GB It was fairly simple to remove the original disk and replace it physically Problems start with trying to install an OS on the acer -First off I went to the bios and set it to boot up first with the optical drive so I can use the recovery DVDs that I created on day one when I purchased the laptop It just doesn t doesn t do anything when I put the first one and restart Only the prompt blinking and the disk even stops spinning -I made New hard on drive 7 5740 can't windows acer aspire install sure the DVD drive reads discs I put back my old hdd waited till I can use windows again hours after launch repair and tried to read many DVDs and they all seem fine -Back to New hard drive on acer aspire 5740 can't install windows 7 the new drive installed No recovery I researched a bit and found out that erecovery only works New hard drive on acer aspire 5740 can't install windows 7 on acers with the quot hidden partition quot on the disk that came from factory Gotta find New hard drive on acer aspire 5740 can't install windows 7 another plan -I downloaded a copy of windows GB and burned the iso file on a blank DVD with hopes of installing it and then activating it with my key - Inserted Windows DVD created with the microsoft tool Same problem no reading I check again if my optical drive can read at all checked it reads DVDs - At this point I m not sure what else to do What I want All important files I had in my old hard disk are backed up somewhere else I just need to get rid of the dying disk and replace it with my brand new hd and install windows on it and then activating it I just can t seem to do this any thoughts would be appreciated Thanks nbsp
Try formatting the new drive using something like this:
then try and install Windows 7
I recently purchased a GTX and after installing it and rebooting my computer once windows fired up I noticed my speakers were making a high pitched noise along with fluctuating static Upon further investigation I realized my audio was also not working Here are some things I have tried to remedy the situation - Checked the speakers They work perfectly on another computer likewise I still get install new audio buzzing, no video after card Speakers the noise when I tried a different set of speakers and a set of earbuds in the problem computer - Tried changing the video card out with the old GTX didn t work - I have tried uninstalling reinstalling both audio and video drivers using these instructions http www Speakers buzzing, no audio after new video card install evga com forums tm aspx m amp mpage with drive sweeper again to no success - Speakers buzzing, no audio after new video card install I have swapped out PSU s and still get the problem - I have tried doing a fresh windows install with a spare HDD and I still get the noise as soon as windows boots I have figured out that if I go in to Device Manager under System Devices and disable one of Speakers buzzing, no audio after new video card install the High Definition Audio Controller there are two but the other is associated with my video card then the noise will stop At this point I am pretty perplexed as to what is causing this Could something on my board have been zapped I m out of ideas for a fix any help ideas would be greatly appreciated ASUS x Sabertooth mobo Intel i - Bloomfield GHz Quad Core EVGA GTX GB Corsair Vengeance DDR RAM Kingston SV GB SSD WD Black TB RPM HDD Corsair HX Watt PSU nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/speakers-buzzing-no-audio-after-new-video-card-install.187870/
I bought a Crucial M4 SSD (64g) for my PC but it appears it's supposed to plug into a laptop how do I hook it up to my motherboard/is it possible?
The SSD will need 2 connections:
- SATA cable which goes to the motherboard, should come with your motherboard or you can buy one for very cheap
- Power connector which comes from the power supply.
They're the same cables as what your existing HDD is connected to.
I got my 6950 today, but it's not working........
Step1:I disable my old graphic card
Step2: I change the old g.c to my 6950 at the same spot.
Step3:install my driver.. But it is not working..
And 1 thing I dont get. After I done all 3 steps, and it's not working. then I uninstall my new. g.c driver and enable the old one. and it works pretty fine... is there a build-in graphic card?? if so, the one I took one out is??
reply asap pls...
BTW: the fans of my new G.C is actually working so I think I put in the right spot.. but cant detect it!! im so confuse!! awww
just recently received my Samsung SSD to install my windows 7 ultimate finally after a bit of time messing with that I got windows completely installed so I can either boot off the hdd or my ssd. I have had no luck figuring out how to get drivers from the hdd to ssd though. I can't even get on internet to try looking for drivers. so I tried backing up drivers on the double driver program I've tried burning backup divers to disk. can someone please tell me how to my drivers restored on my ssd!
I have no idea why you can't get on the internet. By default windows 7 has supports almost every (if not every) on board ethernet ports. If not then you'll have to get at least the lan drivers for your motherboard and then download the rest of the drivers you need once you get the onboard land running.
Is this a laptop, desktop ? If its a desktop did you build it yourself? If not what make model is it? You can go online to the manufacturuers website and download device drivers for your laptop/desktop.
If it is something you (or someone else) built then there should be a driver disk that came with your motherboard.
Alternatively you could use driver genius to get the job done. I'm not sure if the "free" version allows you to backup drivers but I know the paid one does.
I am about to build my new system and for the first time I will be using an SSD (128 megs). I know to install the OS but what about security software as well?
Anything else? I will also have a 1TB hard drive as well for storage.
I don't have a lot of programs that I use on a regular basis, so those would go on for me. Fast program startup is nice. Aside from that, I'd personally have nothing else that I access much at all really.
In general though, choose things that you access often.
Hi, I have an ibm pentium 4 cpu and I have only 256mb of ram on it. I tried to intsall more ram but it won't accept any other sticks. Stumped.
Not enough information.
Which computer do you have?
Which RAM frequencies does your computer support? (DDR 266, DDR 333, DDR 400, etc...)
Which memory module are you trying to use for upgrade?
Fixed the problem, I forgot to plug in the power supply connectors to the video card (do all cards require this these days?). Everythings working well except the text appears a little fuzzy...
haha yes they are a fair bit more powerful then AGP cards
do i physicaly instal front panel card reader and a usb 2 x4 pci card before 1st boot of bios and before new install of win 7 64 , or after ?
please and thanks
Before. Did you get a driver(s) CD with the card reader?
Hello I recently added a rd hard drive to my computer so I could put my two existing HDs in RAID and still have a back up drive I cloned my main drive to my new backup drive and did a fresh Windows -bit install on the new RAID array I ve been able to get all my hardware working except for my X-FI 0 sound RAID on fresh No after from install Win7-64 CreativeLabs ExtremeMusic SB soundcard I ve gotten it to work a few brief times but I can t figure out what driver and control panel versions I used to make it work before I just remember it being a long process of searching online before I found an answer that worked for me Is there anyway to find out what versions I have on my backup HD since it has the correct driver and control panel versions on it Here s a description of my actual soundcard problem When I try play something in media player there is no sound the progress bar doesn t move if I watch a youtube video the progress bar moves but I still get no sound and I have no system sound either My on-board audio when enabled works perfectly My on-board audio is disabled in No sound from X-FI after fresh Win7-64 install on RAID 0 the bios the X-FI shows up in device manager and appears to be installed correctly with the latest drivers for win - I get clicks from my speakers when installing the drivers and I have tried completely uninstalling the card and re-installing it as an admin but I still don t get any sound Any and all help is greatly appreciated nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-sound-from-x-fi-after-fresh-win7-64-install-on-raid-0.174259/
I have four OCZ Agility SSD s and want to install them on my new desktop build I also have one Adaptec SGL Raid Card with two connections and will handle up to drives I need help in figuring out the best most efficient way to get these SSD s on my Desktop I ve seen several to enclosures with built in raid switches on the back but the reviews haven t been that enticing First off do I even need the Raid Adaptec adapter Secondly what is the best way to incorporate the ssd s on my AMD FX Desktop Also so I mirror all drives at Raid or use as storage Or include one TB WD HDD for my storage drive Would like to hear the most efficient ways to install my SSD s and possibly include one HDD and what raid settings would be best for each set desktop to RAID 3 way on W7 four 60GB enclosure? install with Agility OCZ Best up ssd s in inch enclosures only or SSD s in two enclosures and the TB HDD as my storage drive What is the best to ssd enclosures to Best way to install four 60GB OCZ Agility 3 on W7 desktop with RAID enclosure? use and are the ones with the raid switch on the back of the enclosures of any benefit Thanks in advance George nbsp
Also I could do two ssd's in one 3.5 enclosure with hdd
I forgot to mension If easier I can also go with only two 60GB SSD's and mirror them in Raid 0 and install one 2TB HDD as my storage drive.
I just need to know the most simple and efficient way to go with all these drives and which Raid to use with each.
Obviously, this is my first build wanting to try SSD's and also my first encounter using Raid! I'm freaking lost and need some experience to guide me through this delima.
The balance of my system is a nine hundred Antec case, Sabertooth 990fx mobo, w1090T AMD processor and I'm also still looking for a aftermarket good cpu cooler for the AMD Black processor.
As of now, I am running on a low spec laptop. My Inspiron 1545, it currently has 2.20GHz 2.19 GHz and 3.00GB installed on it. It has an integrated graphics card and video card. The only game I'm planning to run on it is TF2. I currently get about 10 - 15 fps on a normal game of 12 people. I have an fps script that makes the game look like nintendo 64 graphics and have tweaked some of the models. I know that I can't install / upgrade my graphics or video card, so I was planning to get more RAM to increase the speed of gaming.
My question is, can I install more RAM into my laptop? If so, then where do I buy it and how do I install it?
mm yes you can install more ram, its pretty easy, takes a screw driver and taking out two screws
looks like it can handle up to 8 gigs of ram, ddr2 800 sdram.
Make sure you have a 64 bit os to utilize more than 3gigs of ram.
I would like to get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO for me. The problem is that I don't have a backplate cutout. Will it still be possible to install?
Yes. You'll need to remove the motherboard in order to install the hardware on the backside of it. I have an Antec 300 case and when I installed a CM Hyper 212+, I removed the the board from the case.
More work, but doable.
I have a dell optiplex 755 with 305 watt Power supply, Intel core 2 duo E7400 and a 2 GB Ram...i wanted to know weather my board is compatible wirh Nvidia GTX 460.. Thanks..Also plz telll me how to convert VGA into DVI..
Hello maaz, I do believe a GTX 460 would fit inside of the case, but it would be a tight fit, also, you'd need to upgrade your PSU to handle the new GPU.
How much are you looking to spend?
First off this is my first time posting on these boards If this is the wrong location for this please move this My rig win xp sp intel core duo ghz part upgraded Crucial gb ddr ram nForce i sli mobo part upgraded W PSU Problem After changing out the mobo and cpu sorry I m unsure exactly what it was before install and loading times for games are a lot slower then they where before We are talking min install times becoming hour waits This is not just limited to only one program game The programs do install properly after they install and games run fine after the long load times At first I believed it was because I run everything on my external hard drive but that is not the case I tried running stuff on the internal one and the problem was the same What I have done so far Updated all drivers Checked to see if all previous hardware is compatible Checked to see if cores are working properly Loaded quot optimized settings quot in bios Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated nbsp
Did you re-install XP fresh after the upgrades?
I have two identical precision 470 stock computers with 550w power supply and 3.2 XEON IRWINDALE single core. Since the MOBO is dual core capable; can I take the core from one and put it in the other, without any other upgrades?
It all depends on the BIOS firmware, and the motherboard. IF the boards are identical, and have the same BIOS release (or a newer one than the original) then you should be fine.
Doesn't take much to find out though if you have both computers in front of you.
I have an older Dell Latitude laptop in which I would like to upgrade the processor.
I purchased the machine as a refurbished model. It has Win7 installed, The typical office programs 2007.
I writing to ask if there is a way to upgrade the CPU without having to disturb the overall OS configuration? If not can someone either give me direction as to how one goes about doing this (w/o WIN7 disc) or a link to where I could get direction as to how to reinstall after the upgrade.
Hi all, I just finish purchasing my hp pavillion dv9000 a LCD screen & Housing.
If you want more information on the screen I can link you to it,
Is that all I need? I already have hinges but this comes with them.
So could you link me to a video or guide please thanks so much. I searched but can not find any.
Also is this a good price that I got it for?
I found this, and it looks like the info you want starts on 5.14
My problem seems to be two fold Dxdiag is reporting everything in display as n a ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report Machine name REBECCA-PC Operating System Windows Home Premium -bit Build Service Pack win sp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO LTD System Model MS- after screen DxDiag and driver video install card display blank BIOS Default System BIOS Processor AMD Phenom tm II X Processor CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Available OS Memory MB RAM Page File MB used MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX DX Setup Parameters Not found User DPI Setting Using System DPI System DPI Setting DPI percent DWM DPI Scaling Disabled DxDiag Version bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ Display Tab No problems found Sound Tab No problems found DxDiag display and blank screen after video card driver install Sound Tab No problems found Input Tab No problems found -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct D retail DirectDraw retail DirectInput retail DirectMusic retail DirectPlay retail DirectSound retail DirectShow retail --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name Manufacturer Chip type DAC type Device Key Enum Display DxDiag display and blank screen after video card driver install Memory n a Dedicated Memory n a Shared Memory n a Current Mode x bit Hz Driver Name Driver File Version Driver Version DDI Version unknown Driver Model unknown Driver Attributes Final Retail Driver Date Size bytes WHQL Logo DxDiag display and blank screen after video card driver install d n a WHQL Date Stamp n a Device Identifier D B EE - - CF-B -B DAEC CB Vendor ID x Device ID x SubSys ID x Revision ID x Driver Strong Name Unknown Rank Of Driver Unknown Video Accel Deinterlace Caps n a D D Overlay n a DXVA-HD n a DDraw Status Not Available D D Status Not Available AGP Status Not Available ------------- Sound Devices ------------- Description Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio Default Sound Playback Yes Default Voice Playback Yes Hardware ID HDAUDIO FUNC amp VEN EC amp DEV amp SUBSYS amp REV Manufacturer ID Product ID Type WDM Driver Name RTKVHD sys Driver Version English Driver Attributes Final Retail WHQL Logo d Yes Date and Size bytes Other Files Driver Provider Realtek Semiconductor Corp HW Accel Level Basic Cap Flags xF F Min Max Sample Rate Static Strm HW Mix Bufs Static Strm HW D Bufs HW Memory Voice Management No EAX tm Listen Src No No I DL tm Listen Src No No Sensaura tm ZoomFX tm No Description Realtek Digital Output Realtek High Definition Audio Default Sound Playback No Default Voice Playback No Hardware ID HDAUDIO FUNC amp VEN EC amp DEV amp SUBSYS amp REV Manufacturer ID Product ID Type WDM Driver Name RTKVHD sys Driver Version English Driver Attributes Final Retail WHQL Logo d Yes Date and Size bytes Other Files Driver Provider Realtek Semiconductor Corp HW Accel Level Basic Cap Flags xF F Min Max Sample Rate Static Strm HW Mix Bufs Static Strm HW D Bufs HW Memory Voice Management No EAX tm Listen Src No No I DL tm Listen Src No No Sensaura tm ZoomFX tm No --------------------- Sound Capture Devices --------------------- ------------------- DirectInput Devices ------------------- Device Name Mouse Attached Controller ID n a Vendor Product ID n a FF Driver n a Device Name Keyboard Attached Controller ID n a Vendor Product ID n a FF Driver n a Poll w Interrupt No When I install my video card drivers for my Ati Radeon HD it will load the Bios screen but when it gets to windows it goes blank I can hear it starting up and if I type in my password on the blank screen it will take me to my background image but do nothing else I can get to safe mode If I uninstall the drivers I can load regularly but can not play any games that need directx Windows automatically downloads some VGA drivers When it restarts the computer returns to blank screen at login Edit Also when I do install the ATI ... Read more
I solved both issues. They had to do with use of dual monitors, so it was making my television the primary monitor and not my comp's monitor. Unplugged the television and reinstalled the driver, works perfectly now.
The audio on my Asus P E DELUXE WiFi-AP motherboard does not appear to work Windows says that there is no audio output device installed As on from Asus Win7, install device audio won't No drivers such when I plug my speakers in I get No audio device on Win7, drivers from Asus won't install no sound and the sound icon in the notification area continues to display a red circle with an quot x quot The High Definition Audio Controller is installed under Device Manager and appears to be normal However it is listed under System Devices There is no listing for Sound Video amp Game Controllers I am not sure if this is applicable to Win I have disabled and re-enabled the audio controller I have uninstalled it and let Windows reinstall it All to no avail For what it s worth the controller appears to be using a standard No audio device on Win7, drivers from Asus won't install Microsoft driver System info says that no sound devices are installed I have verified multiple times that onboard audio is enabled in the BIOS I have tried disabling the audio in the BIOS booting into Windows shutting down and then re-enabling the onboard audio No go I have attempted to reinstall the Soundmax drivers from ASUS They don t install I receive an error message saying that the audio driver files do not support my hardware I am sure that I am trying to install the correct drivers There is no software installed that would be interfering with the audio and all services look normal Any ideas nbsp
which speakers are you using and which driver?
because most of the speakers are plug n play...
I just put together a new system and cannot install any operating system onto it I ve operating Cannot install at all system tried Windows x and x as well Cannot install operating system at all as Ubuntu x They all stall out the same way pictured below For Windows it stalls out just after resizing the screen to fit the optimum monitor resolution For Ubuntu it stalls out on the first dot after going through the dots under the logo twice I m trying to install the operating system from a flash drive in both cases As this occurs with both OSes I m of the opinion that there s something wrong with the hardware but what I m currently on an Asus Eee so burning a disk would be difficult at best I ve tried resetting CMOS and taking everything apart and putting it back together again and googling the problem leaving the system on for minutes in that state System configuration Motherboard GA-M MT-S P rev with onboard graphics NVidia GeForce NVidia NForce a Processor AMD Phenom II x T black box RAM Kinsington KVR D N G x Harddrive Seagate TB LP Serial ATA HD MB SATA- G The only difference between Windows and Ubuntu is the color of the screen Below is Ubuntu Windows is blue when it does this but otherwise looks the same Edit Ah I cannot post a picture It is diagonal lines that go from the lower right corner to the upper left They are composed of short lines with white and black pixels on either with some white lines intermixed nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cannot-install-operating-system-at-all.168908/
As mentioned in another Thread "FILE RECOVERY", I'm trying to reinstall XP on my friends PC. This PC was built by a friend of his some years ago, and he has since died. My friend never got any Install discs from his friend.
I've got XP installed using my Install disc, but now it's looking for the 25 character product key for XP. I tried using mine but it said it was invalid.
Any suggestions as to how I can input a product key. I'm getting a message that system will run for 30 days, but I've got to activate XP somehow.
This is the best, "the dog ate my COA sticker story ever"! Somebody died and didn't will you the recovery discs! ROFLMAO
And where I prithee tell me is this all capital letters thread, "FILE RECOVERY"? You need to link something like that, to save having to search the site for it.
From this page; http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html download this version of "SIW" :
SIW Without Installer (English-Only)Click to expand...
This will give you the Windows license key. At least if you click on "Software" > "licenses", it will. The trouble is, I don't know if it will tell you the key that's supposed to be there, or the key that actually is. The expected product key is written to "C:/", so you might luck out. Anyway, it's worth a shot. That's all I know.
I have an ASRock gx AM MB I recently purchased a Visiontek Radeon HD video card I popped the card in and hooked up my vga cable I booted up to my OS win x and installed the drivers for my card This Was all after I had previously uninstalled on board graphics and changed settings in bios to use PCI express as my video output Okay so after a reboot things are going smooth So I unplug my vga cable and plug in my DVI cable and get no video So I unplug the DVI and plug back in the VGA cable and I then have NO video So I reboot my computer with no luck Then I plug my vga back into my on board slot and take a look in my device manager and it isn t showing my video card only MB no longer ASRock install drivers card or recognize video correct will on board graphics and on top of that every time I run the ATI software to install drivers for my card it will only install drivers for my on board graphics and doesn t install them for my PCI Express card I m sure the card and slot are fine as I have run them successfully once before I ASRock MB will no longer recognize video card or install correct drivers don t know what to do but I really don t want to have to go through the hassle of sending my card back Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks nbsp
Could the fact that it isn't recognized by my PC be do to a lack of power from my psu? I have a raidmax 530w psu and min for the card is 400 so I figured I was okay... There is no place on the card to hook a cable from the psu to. It gets all its power straight from the MB... I dunno if that info will help any
I've tried installing numerous operating systems including:
Fedora 14 (x86 and 64 bit)
Ubuntu 9.10 (x86 and 64 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
the issue is the box stops at a black screen with a blinking cursor (linux) or the windows 7 loading screen depending on OS.
my parts are as follows:
MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX
ASUS GeForce GTX 460
The memory passes memtest86+ after 4 hours
I cant seem to isolate the problem down to one part
any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated
i have a hunch that its the power supply not being able to handle everything but cant seem to verify
I would try removing as many non-essential things from the machine to start with (sound cards, maybe half your RAM, USB devices other than kb+mouse, firewire devices, etc.) Also, you might want to check your bios to see if there's a special setting for memory while installing an OS. I doubt your problem is your powersupply if you can run for 4 hours on a memtest and I doubt it's really the mem if you're not getting any failures. Last thing I'd try is swapping out a video card - I did have an issue once where I'd freeze and couldn't believe it was the video card causing it till I popped that card into another machine and the same thing happened.
I just installed my new video card without installing the new drivers OR disabling the onboard memory. Knowing that I screwed up my computer boots fine but I do not get a connection to my monitor. I tried removing the video card and using the onboard with no result. Need help... I am currently using my iPad to find solutions...
I would first go into your motherboards BIOS and check and see if any video options are selected. Like, use only (onboard video), or use a (video card) only, or see if things are set to just (automatic detect). I'm having a funny little feeling that somewhere during this process, your systems BIOS has got haywire. If things are set in your BIOS as they should be I would recommend re-setting the BIOS, mainly done by a special CMOS jumper located on the motherboard. If you not know what I am talking about, please supply your motherboards make & model and we will see if we can guide you through the process.
Toshiba A -s Vista Home Premium SP Bit I have USB ports available on the left and on the right I can t seem to get any of them to work any longer When I plug anything in on the two on the left nothing not a thing happens When I plug things in on the right it recognizes it and it installs but tells me the device is unknown No matter the device it s always unknown devices All Unknown install ports USB as in in either port Until yesterday when I removed some upper filters and lower filters associated the GearA it constantly was giving me that quot plunking quot sound like something had been plugged into a USB port and it was quot not recognized quot That was driving me nuts as I could not get it to stop I have been reading on here for a couple of days and gone through all the troubleshooting Cleaned drivers with Driveclean exe in folder system Uninstalled the All devices in USB ports install as Unknown devices in device manager as instructed Ran SIV All devices in USB ports install as Unknown - Service Information Viewer Updated chipsets and drivers Gone thru instructions to remove upper and lower filters with Regjump however there are All devices in USB ports install as Unknown other upper filters and lower filters associated with other stuff in the Registry Read thru instructions and ran serviwin I ve even been inside the computer to make sure no wires were loose When checking USBSTOR with serviwin here is what I get USBSTOR USB Mass Storage Driver Stopped Manual Normal USB Mass Storage Class Driver lh sp rtm - Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Windows Operating System C Windows system DRIVERS USBSTOR SYS Error The service cannot be started either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it AM system DRIVERS USBSTOR SYS I ve tried to quot start quot USBSTOR but it won t let me At this point I m here with laptops and USB ports and can t get one port to work I have an HP where the ports have stopped working too but I can t only deal with one at a time lol I m in need of some serious get down to business help and unafraid Thanks so much nbsp
It's another long shot but again, is easy to do, so give it a try. You have the same symptoms so try the same trick as in this thread Driver failure, unknown devices in USB controller. It worked there. Maybe for you too> <fingers crossed>
I've seen this trick work on only just a couple occasions but is easy so is also worth a try for your symptoms
Shut down computer. Unplug from the wall. Remove battery if its a laptop. Let it sit for an hour or two to discharge power. Then plug back in and try again.
Hope it may help <fingers crossed>Click to expand...
Hey ive hit a problem. Built new pc but it keeps saying no signal when i switch on the cable. Im not completely sure if the motherboard and graphics card matches.
Graphics card: R5770 hawk ati
yes u have a pci-e 2.0 slot on that board, the card is a pce-e 2.1 but they are backwards compatible, bad card or bios mught need a update
Hello guys......I need your help....I have sony vaio vgn-fs515b and after installing windows 7 i was updating its bios......!!!!
Everything was working fine but in between a blue screen came. It said that your system is shutting down due to some problem and at the end it said:
"Dumping physical memory".
When i restarted my laptop all the light were on but nothing came on screen. I don't know what to do.......Please help me........!!!!
I know this happened because of incomplete upgradation of bios but what should i do not?
The motherboards bios is corrupt. You may be able to correct this if you can pull the CMOS battery and reconnect it. Otherwise the motherboard will have to be replaced
I have recently installed windows 7 home premium on to my laptop, which did have vista. Since the install it wont let me use programs such as windows dvd maker, windows media center. It displays a message saying "The video card on this computer doesent meet the minimum requirements for this program" however i used to programs fine on vista. Also i can no longer find the settings for my graphics. I have a samsung r700 with an NVIDIA graphics card. I know it can be a real pain in the *** to upgrade a graphics card in a notebook, I would just like to know if there is an alternate solution to upgrade something that will enable me to use these programs.
You need to install the correct display drivers for your card to work.
The old hard drive completely failed to the point that I am unable to recover any data on it. So I put in a new hard drive and went to reinstall Vista and got the lovely error about needing to load a driver for the hard drive. I've tried every Vista driver listed and it won't load the driver for the hard drive. I flashed the BIOS, still no luck. The BIOS does not offer any options to change the settings on how to read the hard drive.
Any suggestions on what else I could try?
Somewhere in your bios there will be a setting to select which mode the hard drive is running in. You may well have a SATA drive which Vista should have drivers for but in this case you need to set the hard drive to run in IDE mode then it should install. After installation load all the mobo drivers which should then allow you to set the HD back to sata/raid operation which is much faster.
I recently added a 1 tb seagate drive to my system i was planning to install win7 on it currently i am running xp when i try to install win7 on the partition of the 1 tb drive it gives a message cannot install on dynamic drive.But it doesn't give the same message for any partition on the old drive.So how to install it on the 1tb drive?
You need to convert the disc from Dynamic to Basic.
How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
To change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk:
Back up all the data on all the volumes on the disk you want to convert to a basic disk.
Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
In the left pane, click Disk Management.
Right-click a volume on the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Delete Volume.
Click Yes when you are prompted to delete the volume.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each volume on the dynamic disk.
After you have deleted all the volumes on the dynamic disk, right-click the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Convert to Basic Disk.
NOTE:You must right-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 1.Click to expand...
Hi there I just bought a new Samsung printer model no CLX- series It is a multifunction color laser printer The disc that Samsung issued me with for installation is How new multifunction network? printer I can install Samsung wireless onto not working I have attempted to install it by doing what it says I set up the printer and connected the printer to the wireless router via ethernet cable I searched using wireless setup option How can I install new Samsung multifunction printer onto wireless network? on the disk for the computer on the network It reported back that it could not find it so I was unable to install it wirelessly as it says it is not connected to the LAN network which it is I then plugged it in via USB and attempted to install it via the disc This did not work so I tried to do it through windows This worked and I was able to print from the desktop through the USB This is all good and well but we have other computers on the network and they can t print Any help would be much appreciated We have a netgear wireless router by the way we ethernet ports and attempting to install on Vista There is another Vista computer and Macs on the network nbsp
To set up the printer for wireless use you need to assign it an IP address which it will transmit for the PC's in the network to log on to. If the printer does not have its own screen it will need to be connected by cable to a PC in order to do this.
If the setup disc will not run get a replacement as you need to install the printer drivers in all your PC's.
If you cannot replace the disc you will have to go the the Samsung site and download the drivers from there that are for your OS's.
As you now have the printer running off one PC you will need to install the printer drivers on the other PC's and then activate printer sharing. If I new what OS you are using on all the PC's I could give more details.
On one rig I got GTS mb and it works flawlesslly However on another machine I got GTS Not 'oh really. so you GTS it crashes, BSOD, Gainward 250 name freezes... great'? gb which Gainward GTS 250 'oh so great'? Not really. BSOD, crashes, freezes... you name it earned the quot Piece Gainward GTS 250 'oh so great'? Not really. BSOD, crashes, freezes... you name it of sh t quot sticker The issues are usual for the gb model blue Gainward GTS 250 'oh so great'? Not really. BSOD, crashes, freezes... you name it screen restart games freeze crash audio loops inifinitely strange psychodelic colorful lines swarm the monitor cubes of various colors do the same And yes it happens in many games and to many people at least according to what I ve found browsing forums As with other people in my case too the issues happen with Bad Company Assassin s creed GTA etc It appears that the problem is with the nV drivers I ve found somewhere that installing a much older version of nVidia graphic drivers solves the issue but I d rather search for help on what to I ve updated BIOS Chipset Audio Lan DirectX nVidia GPU driver is Event Source nv Event ID Minidump files are bellow The error in the Event Viewer appeared on July th EDIT Forgot to mention tha powa is Thermaltek w Forward thanks Kreinzer nbsp
If its the 1gb model, just use a 512, you get like .01% less performance. And you could just update to the latest drivers, maybe Nvidia has since fixed the issues.
Hey guys new to TS and im in a bit of a bind I want to put a bit processor and a new hard drive processor drive Looking to add need a and finding install help them new hard with Looking to install a new processor and add hard drive need help finding them as much space as possible in my Looking to install a new processor and add hard drive need help finding them compaq presario laptop i have a buddy thats training to Looking to install a new processor and add hard drive need help finding them be a crt that can help both of these things i know you can get these things fairly cheap if you know where to look but i need to know whats compatable and maybe some suggestions on what to buy I have a compaq presario F notebook BIOS AMD Athlon x Dual Core Proc TK- hz avail ram and direct x half of that info was probably not even needed but it cant hurt after installed im sure i will put windows on here as much help and advice as i can get will be very much appreciated also off topicwhat do you guys think about uniblue power suite yes no i also need to upgrade my antivirus and spyware software if anyone wants to put in some input thanks so much guys and I look foreword to being a member of the site nbsp
You won't be able to (about a 10% chance you even could) replace the CPU, because its unlikely the motherboard's BIOS will support any significant change to CPU to make it worthwhile.
As for the hard disk, you need a 2.5" hard disk. You could probably get a 1TB version, but its likely to cost you.
Anti-virus: I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials, or AVG Free Edition 2011.
Spyware/malware: I recommend Malwarebytes.
Hi I just built a new PC and install SATA Cannot hard on 500GB WD Windows drive! I am unable to install windows on the computer I have tried installing Windows XP and Windows but none of them work When I tried to install Windows XP I got the error unable to read hard drive When I Cannot install Windows on WD 500GB SATA hard drive! tried to install Windows it gets to the point where it loads all the files and brings up the screen Starting windows but after that the screen just goes blank and the monitor cannot find a video source even though the computer is still on I tried plugging in another hard drive which already had windows xp installed on it The computer booted fine Cannot install Windows on WD 500GB SATA hard drive! but it could not find the GB WD hard drive I looked in the BIOS and it seems that the MB recognizes that there is a hard drive but it is having a hard drive reading it If i go into the onboard device config it doesnt show the SATA controller I am wondering if there is a solution to this any way I can install the drivers or is it just a faulty hard drive My system specs are given below MB Asus P H -M PRO Chip Intel i GHz RAM GB DDR x GB Kingston HD WD Caviar Blue SATA GB Thanks in advance alguy nbsp
You can try to change the SATA controller mode (in the BIOS) to IDE mode. Windows XP setup should continue without a problem. You could keep the mode set to SATA or AHCI but you then need to install the appropriate SATA/RAID drivers at the F6 prompt at the beginning of Windows Setup. However, you will need a floppy drive for that. If you don't have a floppy drive, you can try making a slipstream CD which is a Windows CD with the SATA/RAID drivers included. Google, Bing or whatever to find several guides on how to create a slipstream CD.
Hello please can boot? install Vista best: What's over or XP dual Pro someone advise me what to do i have just bought this newish ACER ASPIRE laptop with windows vista with no warranty so no problem removing vista if needed to i also have wireless bluetooth dongle for transfering music and pictures to my phone also a printer and also a webcam the thing is windows vista will not let me install any of these devices even though i have all the drivers on disc so i searched online for any updated What's best: install XP Pro over Vista or dual boot? drivers without success I had windows xp pro on my other laptop and still have the disc with product key for it and all these devices worked ok on them also i prefer windows xp so i want to know is it better to format the drive and remove vista and the put in the windows xp pro disc or as i read on the internet have a dual boot with vista and xp pro have to google it though as i dont know how to do a dual boot also if i remove vista will my built in wireless connectivity device stiil work with xp pro or do i have to find drivers for that or are they built in the machine something tells me someone is going to tell me they are not Hope i have explained everything ok as i lack the knowledge to explain any better please remember if you reply i have very limited knowledge of computers but probably could follow detailed instructions if i needed to regarding formating the drive I only use the laptop for EBAY and E-MAILS and browsing the internet dont play or download films if this helps THANKS BARRY I HAVE INCLUDED THE SPECS JUST IN CASE IT MAY BE RELATIVE ACER ASPIRE Z GB RAM INTEL R PENTIUM R DUAL CPU T GHz GHz BIT OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC SERVICE PACK nbsp
can no one answer any of my questions please, as windows vista still wont let me install my printer software disc or webcam software disc also bluetooth dongle software,
Just installed the unit I have power but screen won't come up
I cAn see the screen light up the unit beeps twice when I press open
Any help Wilkie good
Hello I recently acquired a Drobo and as we know firewire PCIe Firewire install issues is indeed faster than USB Problem my computer doesn t Firewire PCIe install issues have a firewire B Firewire port So I bought a PCIE firewire card My first problem came when I realized my computer doesn t have a pin floppy power supply as the card needed I then purchased probably should have done more research at this point a pin floppy converter to pin Molex and a SATA to pin Molex converter My thinking was that I could plug the SATA converter into one of my extra two SATA cables Firewire PCIe install issues the Molex cable into that then that into the card And it should work But it isn t My computer doesn t recognize it whatsoever as being there The cables and card are secure checked twice so it isn t that My computer did however recognize that the SATA power was powering something just not the card I m thinking I probably should have looked for a port PCIE converter to something instead of using my SATA power Or maybe I just missed something Any help would be appreciated thanks And if you hadn t noticed I m kinda just picking this up as I go along which may very well be the reason I purchased the wrong cables converters nbsp
I installed new drivers and it seems my computer recognizes it. I plugged in an ipod through the firewire 400 port and it did charge the ipod.
however, the drobo still isn't recognized, and I am not sure why
I have a HP Pavilion 502n Desktop. Memory is maxed at 512 mB. I am trying to install a new video card (ATI Radeon 9000 - PCI), and after installing and rebooting, my PC beeps at me 3 times and the screen says there is no input, either VGA or DVI, and goes black. I tried to disable the onboard video before installing and I get the same behavior. Is it a compatability issue? The motherboard has 3 PCI slots. Thanks.
Try another PCI slot or maybe the power supply is inadequate to power the new card.
Windows Vista 32-bit
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core processor 6400 +
Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT
So I went to Nvidia and downloaded the latest driver, at the time it was 260.89 I believe and it failed, and so does the most current driver (260.99). But when I tried to download it my first time (260.89), it totally changed everything:
1. Now I can't play ANY games because it gives me error messages like "Unable to initialize renderer"
2. DxDiag only shows "N/A" next to basically everything under the Display tab.
3. The sleep option is now grayed out
Whenever I try to download the drivers again the Graphics Driver installation always fails.
So what the hell happened? Does anyone know how to fix this?
Hi Nohone welcome to Techspot,
have you tried doing a rollback on the graphics card? this will hopefully revert your drivers back to the origional setup. You can do this from the hardware setup OR via system restore and re-set your computer BACK to a date before you installed the drivers. This wont effect your personal files but MAY effect any new software you may have installed.
Also make sure you ahve downloaded the correct drivers for it i.e. the VISTA-32 bit drivers instead of the VISTA-64 bit drivers.
A link for the latest driver for your graphics card can be found here:
Hope this helps
I have a typing program for my computer and a few of the games on it are not working. It says "Unable to initialise Direct sound 8" I was told that in order to fix this problem I need to install BOTH Directx10 and 11.
My computer has Windows Vista and my understanding was that Directx11 runs on Windows 7, so maybe I don't need to install that one after all. I have Directx 9.0 on my computer. Does anyone have a link where I can download one or both of these? When I go to the Microsoft Windows website there are a bunch of Direct x downloads and I am not sure which one I am supposed to be downloading. Any help would be appreciated.
Actually, I'd go about installing DirectX 9 first. Vista actually doesn't come with a full version of DX9, and runs better with it. Weird, I know, but I've tested this to be true.
Go here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3&displaylang=en
and use the web installer to update/install DX9.
Then get back to us.
I just got a hand me down Compaq Presario S CL Put a barebone XP install and updated basic drivers video network etc nothing fancy got GB ram installed Pentium Ghz anyways I install HD problems SATA have installed a SATA expansion card that previously was in another hand me down PC that worked with no problems I installed the drivers with no problems and Device manager says its working fine Problem is the SATA HD I have connected isnt showing up in Disk Manager I went to my bios and what do you know There is not one single thing listed anywhere that says anything about SATA or RAID or anything So i goto HP website see if there is a BIOS update and the only thing listed on the website for this computer as far as BIOS updates go tells me quot cannot update bios please contact customer support if the issue continues quot So im wonderin if this motherboard even supports SATA drives or not Anyone that can help me is awesome becuase this will make the rd hand me down computer that basically doesnt work for my needs and my frustration is growing nbsp
Read the POST carefully. Most of the times the add-on SATA cards show up after the initial POST (maybe as RAID)... It will prompt you to press like "F10" or so to enter RAID setup. That's where you should see the drive.
Last time I fitted a Sata drive - it took me ages to locate the raid drivers to make it work with windows XP.
Now I have a VISTA based acer PC - and the HDD isn't even showing in the bios. Can any recommend a SATA HDD - that comes with a driver disk - Hoping I won't need it - as it may be easier with Vista (you don't say that very often)
The only time you should need a driver is if you're setting the drive up for RAID. For a regular SATA connection you should just plug it and boot.
Which motherboard are you using and which drive is it?
Hi there first time caller so apologise in advance for being a an install No XP sound after nube I recently reinstalled XP but I have no sound Ive tried various speakers and headphones Ive tried reinstalling drivers Ive got screen burn on my retinas from staring at device manager and Ive tried shaking my first at the patch of sky I think God lives in Sound and Audio device properties shows quot no audio device quot and hardware shows microsoft kernal audio spliter amp acoustic echo - quot cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a device already running code quot Device manager shows them both with yellow quot quot Ive uninstalled and rebooted reinstalled pretty much everything in Sound Vid amp Game Controllers It also holds audio codecs legacy audio legacy video media control MPU compatible midi soundmax integrated digital audio standard game port and video codecs Found the manual for Asus K DDR barebone system and tells me its SiS audio driver CPU is AMD Athlon XP amp ASUS A SC with a SIS chipset Probably something really dumb Im doing as far from being an expert have just downloaded Everest as read it may be useful nbsp
The motherboards sound chip may have died. Try installing a PCI sound card
Hello For the past two weeks my laptop has been beeping It doesn t beep when I first turn the computer on Once I m to the desktop it starts Vista Studio Dell 64 continuous a BSOD with beep and 1536 has to beep and it s VERY inconsistent It may beep every five minutes or every minutes Sometimes it beeps once and other times its beeped two Dell Studio 1536 with Vista 64 has a continuous beep and BSOD or three times fast And occasionally I get the BSOD saying something about quot dumping my physical memory quot On top of that when I load the computer I get an error saying that my Catalyst Control Centre is not working I just assumed all these things were connected A few months ago my hard drive died so I installed a new one I haven t had any issues until the issues I listed above all of which start just a few weeks ago Unfortunately my warranty has expired so Dell s support hasn t been much help So does this sound like the hard drive I installed is creating the issues Any advice is very helpful nbsp
Have you checked for crud in your keyboard... any cause for a sticking key, sticking space bar, etc.
Don't see how the hard drive could cause the problem.
Have you looked at all the Dell Beep Codes... They are posted elsewhere on this TechSpot forum... that could give you a starting point.
ok so i have a Systemax Venture video install new to after trying Black screen card S J RTS PC with Mid-Tower ATX Chassis w W PS P M Pro Motherboard Intel Pentium Processor GHz FSB MB Cache and GB Ram and a W battery im trying to instal a Radeon HD AGP graphics card and i should have all the system requirements for it ive disabled the other Black screen after trying to install new video card display adapter VIA SG Unichrome Pro IGP in the device manager but when i put in the new graphics card and try to start up the computer the screen remains black on the moniter the computer sounds like its running fine and i can even hear the windows startup logo through the speakers its just the screen is black straight from startup When i take the graphics card out the computer runs normally and the moniter is no longer black i think what needs to be done is disabling enabling something in BIOS but the BIOS screen is confusing and so i havnt done anything with it i tried looking for some integrated graphics option thingy but couldnt find anything that even remotely looked like it and help nbsp
ah nvm, solved it myself.
needed to put the moniter plug through the AGP video card instead of through the motherboard.
I'm having a peculiar issue. I recently bought a 1TB sata drive. Following the instructions, plus past experience I plugged it into the computer (power and sata) Booted up.
I went in to bios and enabled the Sata 1 (SATA 0 would be the original HD) and let 'er rip.
And then the computer boots up to the Windows splash screen and hangs out. I'm now at 30 minutes.
I also did this about 2 weeks ago and when it hung up I powered down, only to do damage to my primary drive, which I just finished cleaning up.
Just installed a new HDD, and am trying to boot up Windows 7 from an external HDD. Upon powering up the machine, I changed the boot option to 'USB drive' and normally this would work as it has in the past, but now all I'm getting is a blinking cursor/underscore and nothing ever happens.
I used PowerISO to extract the files onto my external, and the icon changes to confirm that it does in fact work..
I am wondering if I need to change something around in the BIOS or if it has something to do with the external's formatting (FAT32)
Anyone know what could be wrong?
Windows 7 installation
You will need to format your drive for Windows 7, in NTFS. The system will look at the first device in the 'Boot sequence' or 'Boot order' in your BIOS, so you need to arrange the order to suit what you want to boot from. The system will look at the first in the list, and if nothing bootable is there, it goes down to the next one on the list. My normal order of Boot devices is; CD/DVD, Onboard SATA.
Hello everyone I have been trying to fix this random problem won't stopped install soundcard working, Onboard drivers on my computer and I haven t been able to find any Onboard soundcard stopped working, drivers won't install solution The only explanation that I can find is that startup got interrupted and something got screwed there I haven t Onboard soundcard stopped working, drivers won't install changed anything to the computer no recent updates My computer QuadCore Intel Core Quad Q MHz x GB RAM VISTA Motherboard Intel Dragontail Peak DP DP PCI PCI-E x PCI-E x DDR DIMM Audio Gigabit LAN IEEE- NVIDIA GeForce GS MB Intel IB ICH - High Definition Audio Controller A- I tried - Reinstalling the drivers from the CD it tries to install and then says the device isn t present - Donloading drivers from Intel same - Enabling disabling on the BIOS doesn t make a difference - Device manager doesn t even list any audio devices when prompted to detect can t find any System info cannot detect any either but Everest tools does detect it I would Onboard soundcard stopped working, drivers won't install appreciate any help this is a strange situation because I had the same happening on an HP laptop no solution there either Would a different OS make a difference I am also thinking about buying a cheap PCI sound card would that fix my problem Thank you in advance nbsp
Ah, I had a similar problem once and nothing seemed to work.
In the end I convinced myself that it's time to format my HDD and reinstall my OS anyhow. lol
I have installed Hamachi2 on my buddies computer with a OS - Windows 7 and Norton software. After the installation is complete I can see him in our network but can't access him. Through some investigation we found that the Hamachi2 adapter was not installed in the device manager or the network sharing screen. What is the process to get the adapter to install?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
We finally determined that the network connection adapter was corrupt. We uninstalled the adapter in the device manager and rebooted to let Windows 7 find it. When the system came up there was a error message trouble installing the adapter. We did a clean install of Windows 7 and both networks showed up in the device manager and the network and sharing screen, problem solved.
hi peeps how do i install my geforce 9500 gt graphics card bear in mind i dont have install disk ? thankyou
Normally i would google the page for drivers for the card, download them depending on OS. Uninstall all old grafix card drivers from previous card. Shut down PC. Install new Geforce card. Start up, when prompted, browse for drivers or run the setup program for the new drivers and let it run its course. Should work!
So i decided to fire up my brothers computer that he hasnt used for about 2 years and keep running into the bsod with the error about nvlddmkm.sys for my graphics card, the monitor is also blurred as in the colors are distorted and random colors will blurr to the right or the left of where they should be. I can get it to bootup once i go into safe mode and delete the nvlddmkm.sys but when i try and install the latest driver and reboot the same problem and same error pops up. Any advice on how to fix this error? And I was hoping that by installing the newest driver properly that perhaps the blurry screen will clear up, is that just wishfull thinking or could the blurry screen actually be fixed? The computer is running vista 64 with 4g ram and 750w psu. Thanks for the help guys.
as you can imagine nvlddmkm.sys is part of the driver installation so simply deleting it will either cause errors or blue screens. there are a number of things that could be causing this to happen, such as corrupted files, a bad power supply, or even the card itself. the first thing i would advise is to do a clean installation of the display drivers, which requires you to use a piece of software such as Driver Sweeper to completely purge the associated driver files. once this is done, you can restart the computer and proceed to install the drivers normally.
if this fails, you may be looking at corruption in Vista itself or possibly with the motherboard chipset drivers. there's also a slim chance that you need to update DirectX software or frameworks for graphics-based software. if it comes down to having to test the actual hardware, there are limited options. the best way would be to test the card in another computer (preferably one with a different OS) and to test the power supply and RAM if you can. is there any reason in particular that the computer hasn't been used for a couple of years? there's always a possibility that your brother knew to replace something and never did
My desktop previously had Windows bit installed on it and since I had so many applications installed on it I had put off installing the bit version However last night I decided to bite the bullet and put the bit version on it before I install StarCraft II The install process runs just fine and puts my old Windows settings in C Windows old directory The first thing I did was to copy all of the files and folders from C Windows old Users Then I tried to connect to my wireless network No dice I can view all of the networks within my area but it tells me that I have put in the incorrect password for my network Thinking that I may have accidentally capitalized or spelled my password wrong I reset my router I then used my laptop and a hardwire to configure the network settings and put in a new password and saved the settings I then connected my laptop wirelessly with the new password I went back over to my desktop and of connect network Windows fresh install to Cannot after 7 wireless tried to connect with the new password Nada I haven t had time to install the drivers for my wireless adapter can t find the disc nor have I been able to activate my copy of Windows as I have yet to go online with it Here are the specs of my PC Intel Core i EVGA X SLI LE XFX GeForce GTX Patriot Viper GB DDR RAM Western Digital TB Caviar Black HDD ASUS PCE-N IEEE b g n PCI Express Wireless Adapter My modem and router are LINKSYS CM -RM Cable Modem TRENDnet TEW- GR My router has been set to use WPA -PSK with AES Any help or insight would be helpful Note I am at work for the next hours so I won t be able to post screenshots or system dumps nbsp
Need to get drivers for your wireless adapter since your using 64-bit drivers. Can't use 32-bit drivers on 64-bit.
got a webcam from my family for christmas last year just geting around to setting it up its a web digital camera WX-5017 the cd wont work and the new hardrive wizard wont find it either im totally at a loss can anyone help?
got a webcam from my family for christmas last year just geting around to setting it up its a web digital camera WX-5017 the cd wont work and the new hardrive wizard wont find it either im totally at a loss can anyone help?Click to expand...
1. So when you connect the USB port you hear the Windows "ding-dong" to indicate the hardware detects device connection?
2. What do you mean by the CD "doesn't work"?
Make sure the web cam is connected to USB port and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
i am trying to transfer old files from a corrupted hdd that had a xp install on it..i have two sata hdd's connected one is the old one and one is the new one with windows 7 on it.i am currently trying to access the my documents on it to try and get the files in need from it but it tells me i dont have permissions to access the directory.i have set permissions in windows 7 for all users and also the advanced portion and still cannot get intot he folder i have even tried to share the entire drive and that didnt work either.please any help would be appreciated
Try and change the owner of all of the files to the current user in WIndows 7.
My PC has a DVD drive. I am trying to add a CD drive. The DVD is set to master. The CD is set to slave. The CD will not work or show up in hardware. If I unplug the DVD the CD works. What's up?
Just to be clear, the CD is set to slave by the jumper on the back of it?
The hard disk crashed and I have been unable to reinstall Vista Home Premium with org. and recovery disks on new Hard Disk. Would like to reformat and install Win XP on it. Can't seem to figure out how to do it.
I get the "no operating system found" error. The HD is unformatted as it is new.
I've been all over the HP site and followed the endless loops for information, to no avail.
Any help will be greatly appreciated (sp).
You have to have a valid Windws XP install disk... HP install disks detect the hard drive, and if they are not designed specifically for that drive, they wimply will not work. You may have to buy a copy of Windows XP, then boot to it...
You will need drivers, so check to see if the HP website offers drivers for that system configuration. If not, you have to be experienced enough to locate and download them yourself.
But what you propose is very possible... just go to the HP site for your HP model, and look for what operating systems are supported.
Hi guys could you help me.
I have a toshiba Satallite Pro P300 and i have glued two keys to the keyboard and have two more keys mssing on my laptop so i have bought another keyboard for the laptop and it was delivered this morning.
My problem is i havent got a clue to how to replace it and install it into my laptop.
Could any one give me a step by step walk through on how to take off my original and replace it with the new one i have had delivered this morning.
the best thing is to follow the manufacture book , it's the most helpful thing in the world . you can also youTube it but it's impossible to write a step by step on here , and even if i do you will be confused .
check it toshiba website for documentation
PS: advice dont not do it unless your sure that you can handle it other wise you will be left with screws and plastic all over the place it happend to me
I just bought some Hardware to build a new computer from Scratch.
1. Asus P5E3 Pro Motherboard (DDR3 RAM DIMMS)
2. PSU Coolmax CUL-750B 750W
3. 2x2GB OCZ OCZ3G10664GK R (DDR3 RAM)
4. VGA Card - ASUS ENGTS250/DI/512MD3
5. Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz 1333
I installed Windows 7 x64bit OEM
I am having problems with BSOD (different ones not the same one every time)
I would like to know if its a compatibility Problem with My RAM and Motherboard or could it be something else. I am very bad with Hardware and I just bought parts that I knew could fit in theory.
BIOS is set to default because I don't know how to configure it (Probably thinking why did I buy parts instead of a built computer)
Could you please help?
Your RAM isn't on Asus' memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)-but that isn't to say that it's not supported.
Having your power supply checked might be an option if your graphics card seems to run slow or you are getting fluctuating performance.
Because OCZ memory modules lack what are called embedded XMP profiles, your motherboard will have difficulty assigning a setting for them so you will need to do it manually.
Download Memtest86+ from here http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
***under the Memtest86+ v4.00, select "Download -Pre-compiled bootable iso ", save and unzip if downloading the zip file then burn a BOOTABLE CD using ImgBurn or your usual burning software (Nero etc.).- this program runs at BIOS level
Download MemSet here http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/MemSet.shtml
You can also download CPU-Z -it gives a much simplified version of the RAM timings but you can also access chipset and CPU info. download here http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
First order of business would be ascertain whether the RAM modules are not defective.
I presume the RAM in question is OCZ's Gold XTC modules - if they are then you can try to manually select the timings- they should be on a sticker on the side of the RAM, which should be 7-7-7-21 ( CAS (or CL)-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) at 1.5 to 1.6 volts.
IF THIS IS NOT YOUR RAM THEN GO NO FURTHER, If it is then you need to set it in order to test it for stability.
Boot into your BIOS. Select the second tab "A.I.Tweaker"
Set PCIE Frequency to 100 (if not already set)
Set DRAM Frequency to DDR3-1066 (if not already set)
Set DRAM Command rate to 2T (if not already set)
Set DRAM Timing Control to Manual
Note the string of timings following "Pri.Information" on the next line-they should be the same as the settings you are about to input.
Set CAS# Frequency to 7 DRAM Clocks
Set RAS# to CAS# Delay to 7 DRAM Clocks
Set RAS# Precharge to 7 DRAM Clocks
Set RAS# Active time to 21 DRAM Clocks
leave the rest of the timings on Auto for now and move down the page until you get to..
DRAM Voltage ....type in 1.60
Hit F10 to save and exit
**If you can boot into windows then run Memset (NOT the Memtest86+ cd you burned!) and note -or better still get a screen capture of the timings (and include in your next post)-here is an example of one of my old screenshots-take no notice of the values but note that both modules SPD (A and B )values are shown-so expand the window.
** If you cannot load Windows then get back to the BIOS and revert settings by choosing Restore Defaults, F10 to save and exit. The likely cause will be insufficient MCH (Northbridge) voltage.
If Memset shows you the correct values and voltage then you can move on to testing.
Reboot and select CD as your first bootable drive
Insert your Memtest86+ bootable cd into the drive
Hit F10 to save and exit
Memtest86+ will boot automatically once the motherboard POST's. As it's a DOS program it is fairly straightforward -The test actually comprises 8 seperate tests. Once all 8 have run then your RAM has completed a "Pass" -for 4Gb a Pass takes around 20-30 minutes.
Run 7 (minimum) to 12 passes. If the testing shows no errors then stop the test at your leisure.
Return to your BIOS, change the boot order back to Harddrive (I assume)
Take the CD out of the drive
F10 to save and exit -congratulations your RAM is stable. The next step would be to stress test the CPU/RAM fo test for stability- but one thing at a time
If the test throws up errors then note the Number of the test and the error code- the test will continue if the errors are not to great. If the testing serquence stops then stop the test, reboot, change boot order, remove cd and F10.
The RAM could fail from either physical damage it has suffered or the timing (and sub-timings) are unstable. We can look into that if the need arises.
I have a PC that was experiencing random freeze ups so I attempted a complete reinstall using the OEM image disks The strange thing is the PC would seem to freeze up at random points of freezing up XP install Windows solid Fresh in the install I figured it was a hardware issue so I laid the case on its side to inspect the hardware I removed the single RAM stick re-inserted it and tried the install again but left the computer on its side to look listen for any strange noises or smells The install completed without issue and I ran a PC stress test burn in to try and force a hardware issue to show After running the test for a few hours there were still no issues or errors reported After this I took the PC back to its original owner and set it up in the normal position to run the software updates To my surprise the machine locked up solid again I haven t attempted the software install with the PC in the laying down position but it would almost appear that the machine doesn t like to be standing up Has anyone ever seen this issue or heard of a PC that has problems when it is standing in the normal position Update PC ran fine for hours and installed updates without issue with it Fresh install of Windows XP freezing up solid laying on the side panel instead of standing up This thing has got me any ideas on what could be causing the machine to freeze when it is sitting in the normal upright position nbsp
Have you ran Memtest & a Hard Drive Diagnostic?
If that passes, then it may well be that the Motherboard is failing.
I'm pretty sure that the "Laying Down" bit is unrelated.
At the moment i am running 2 x 2gb sticks,i'm getting another 2 x 1gb sticks later this week.
What i would like to know is what is the best way to run them?
my options would be
(1) (2) (3) (4)
slot 1 - 2gb or 2gb or 1gb or 1gb
slot 2 - 2gb or 1gb or 2gb or 1gb
slot 3 - 1gb or 2gb or 1gb or 2gb
slot 4 - 1gb or 1gb or 2gb or 2gb
This is on a Asus Crosshair III with Corsair DDR3 ram.
Have you checked the manual to see what they recommend? If it were me I would install 3GB per channel.
so, I'm picking up a pile of parts tomorrow from a friend that just finished a high end gaming PC,
he's giving me:
thermal take ATX case
Athlon x4 processor
6 gigs RAM
ATI 8000 graphics card
so my question is, if i put my existing PSU, HDD. ect together with the new CPU & MOBO will my windows xp OS still work, or will i have to reinstall it because of the new hardware??
any help is appreciated
ATI 8000 ?
It can survive a CPU change, RAM change or graphic card replacements etc. But you will need re-install windows as OS probably won't work smoothly with such a drastic change in hardware (i.e. because of new motherboard).
i just bought an nvidia Ge force 9400 gt and tried installing the drivers and i get an error message that says
(the nvidia setup program has detected that one or more Microsoft hardware installation wizards are active. do you want to continue with setup? click yes to minimize setup until you complete or cancel the other installation wizard(s). click no to exit setup.)
the installation wizard is trying to automatically install the hardware but if i go into control panel/administrative tools/plug and play and disable plug and play like i was told, the program says that there is no available graphics adapter but the original error message telling me other installation programs are running is gone. how am i supposed to install these drivers if windows is trying to install them with another program? How can i disable hardware install wizard so that it doesnt disable the graphics adapter PLEASE HELP!
Follow these steps to install your new graphics card:
1. Download the latest drivers for your card. Clean all old video drivers from your system. You may use Driver Sweeper if you wish.
2. Shut your PC down and put the new GPU in the motherboard slot.
3. Start up the system and change your primary graphics adapter in BIOS to PCI-E (assuming you have a PCI-E card) or PCI / AGP.
4. After logging in to Windows just close the Hardware Installation Wizard when it comes up. Double click on the drivers you downloaded and it should be installed without any issues.
I've got Windows XP Pro SP 3 with a new XP install on it.
I'd like to partition my WD 120MB HD before I install
Acronis True Image Home 2010
Can I do this with out any problems later on with true image
if so whats the best way to do it & the software I need & should
I make NTFS or fat32 for a format.
Why do you want to do this?
Free Hard Disk and Partition Imaging and Backup Software
Hello I have a Dell Latitude d notebook The Hard drive it came with was Toshiba sata gb One day it just failed Turn do Install to Unable a fresh XP of the computer back on and it says no boot sector on internal hard drive I brought a new drive A Western digital SATA gb and i get the same message I Unable to do a fresh Install of XP check the Bios and it clear identify the hard drive I ran I through many different hard drive management programs including one from western Digital All of them identify the drive and say it is healthy I use Partition Magic to format the drive Set it as active When I go to install xp it says No boot sector on internal Hard drive Th cd would run and says setup is inspecting hardware for configuration screen goes black and that is it No blue screen Saying Windows Setup nothing It would freeze on the black Unable to do a fresh Install of XP screen is there any way to fix this I have been at it now for almost a month Help please Thanks in advance nbsp
Look in the BIOS to see if you have the option of setting the SATA controller to IDE mode. If so, Windows should proceed with Setup. If you don't have that option, you will have to install SATA drivers at the F6 prompt but that requires a floppy drive. If you don't have an internal floppy drive or and external floppy, you can make a slipstream Windows CD. Google for the process.
Hi, I was looking to update my motherboard drivers and there i found update for
my BIOS. My mobo is MSi K8N NEO4 Platinum [MS-7125] 1.0. I downloaded update for BIOS, and i got 4 files: 7125 - Text document that says what is that update doing. it says: This BIOS fixes the following problem of the previous version:
- Improve compatibility problem with nVidia graphic card
- Improve stability problem when doing overclock behavior.
Im getting a new nVidia gpu, and + my system is unstable when oc so i really need this update. I also got a exe. file, and some 160. file. when i click that exe file nothing happens. Last file i got is called How To Flash the BIOS.doc. Do i have to read that file in order to update bios?? I dont understand English very well, is FLASHING bios updating BIOS?
Unless you are having a problem that the BIOS update will solve, I recommend not flashing the BIOS. There is a risk. If something goes wrong with the flash whether it's your mistake or a power outage or something else, your motherboard could become useless. This is a risk especially if you are not sure how to read the instructions on how to do it.
Do you have a problem that you think updating the BIOS will fix?
I reinstalled WIndows XP SP 1 on my old Dell Desktop. I added a Hitachi Desktar 250gb hard drive to it a couple of years ago and was working fine until the reinstall; now the hard drive does not show up (Neither in Disk Management nor in BIOS). It is like it isn't there at all. Unfortunately, Hitachi doesn't give out the drivers for the hardware because they are compatible with XP. Any suggestions on how I can get my hard drive back?
BTW: The hard drive has data on it but I don't need it; I was planning on wiping it clean after reinstalling XP.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It should show up in the BIOS; if its not showing there its a trouble sign; check all cables (power + data cable)
Check if you have "IDE Emulation" or "AHCI" enabled so XP can see it; also its good idea to update your xp installation to sp3/newer updates.
It started with that my screen looked all messed up. I have a dell so when I restart the dell logo have white lines all over the screen.
problem is when i try to install the driver, my computer crashes halfway thru the installation and then I get a blue screen 'PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA'
When I format my computer weird letters and symbols shows up
Window XP Professional Setup
°____°°°°____°°°°__°__°_ (suppose to be straight lines)
PresS enteR to contiNuE
and also there is like blue/red/green lines pops up on my screen
i have to change my color quality to 16 bit cause it gets nasty at 32bit
Dell Dimension E521
Window media center editon SP2 (But it says I have window xp pro for some reason)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200+ 2.0ghz
Video card: Geforce 7300 LE
Can anyone help? This is very frustrating!
I had a problem with this, and my video card was messed up from the manufacturer. Have you tried it in a friends computer, or another of your own? This is how I found out it was my card that was wrong and not anything else.
First I would just do some basic troubleshooting like checking all connections, taking the card out of the system and re-seating, and perhaps blowing some air in there to get any dust out.
This is my first post here hope I T1100 drive eMachines Help with hard install m posting in the right spot I have an eMachines T desktop running the original Windows XP I also have the eMachines XP restore CD s I ve just purchased a new hard drive and more memory to have more space speed etc I d like to make the new hard drive the master and Help with eMachines T1100 hard drive install the original slave however if possible I d like to keep all my old settings software files etc etc without having to reinstall everything What s the best way to do this or can I even do this Should I a Install the new hard drive as slave copy the entire original drive to it then reinstall the new drive as master and the original as slave b Take out the original drive install the new one and install XP Help with eMachines T1100 hard drive install on it using the restore CD s will this even work and then reinstall the orginal as slave c Something else entirely What are the problems I can encounter and how do I avoid them Where s the best place to find the proper jumper settings for each drive to make absolutely sure I have them right and don t fry the motherboard Thanks nbsp
What you are doing is a little annoying. Normally cloning the disk may not as the HDD has not the same digital signature thus making BIOS problem and boot problem. The best thing I will recommend you to do is to backup all your files, drivers, setups and install the two hard drive in the sequence you desire and then make a clean install of Windows XP and then copy back everything.
I am having a lot of trouble trying to get the PC to find Sata drive while tring to install Windows xp!.I have checked out different sources but they all seem complicated. It is a custom built pc with an intel motherboard. I do not have a floppy drive in it. Could someone help me PLEASE!!! I dont know what to do.
You can provide those drivers from CD.
When the setup asks you to press F6 to load drivers, press F6, remove XP CD, insert driver CD.
When done, installation will ask you to re-insert XP CD.
I bought my netbook before the release of windows 7. If I upgrade to 2gb of RAM can I install Windows 7. I have a portable dvd drive to do so.
Yes you can. I have a 1005HA and I upgraded to 2GB or RAM just as you are suggesting. I then installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it runs like a charm and has done for several months now. The WEI rating is just high enough to enable all the Aero features of Win7 and as long as you don't bloat it too much, there's no lag at all.
There was a comparison done with this laptop running XP and Win7 and I think the conclusion was that there is very little difference in performance between the two.
This is a direct quote from the review: "Legit Bottom Line: Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system can and will be run on netbooks without a significant performance difference in most areas when compared to Windows XP. Consumers will be able to enjoy the enhancements had since 2002 without fear of turning their netbook into a clunker!"
This has been bugging the hell out of me I couldn old of not 7 recognized? After AC Dell clean install adapter Windows t figure out why my battery wasn t recharging after I upgraded I upgraded an old Dell Latitude D to windows and at first the battery had a small charge left but I knew it was at the end of its life anyways so when it didn t recharge again I figured it was just junk So I just ordered a new battery That s still not in yet but when I went to my BIOS looking for something else today I noticed the AC Adapter wasn t recognized and it was telling me to plug in the original w AC Adapter however that s the one that is already plugged in The ac adapter still powers the computer but it won t charge the battery I m guessing it has something to do with Windows s After clean install of Windows 7 old Dell AC adapter not recognized? AC and ACPI adapters but I can t find any other drivers to try anywhere Anyone have any solutions sorry one more thing the battery isn t just not charging it is also not recognized so I d imagine that all the drivers under the Batteries directory in the device manager needs to be replaced will the old xp drivers work in their place nbsp
Regardless of OS, if the battery is in need of charging and the AC Adapter is plugged in, the battery shall charge even when the system is off. Therefore, you may check this, and if your system's battery is not charging while the notebook is off, there may be some sort of an issue with either battery or the AC adapter.