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[SOLVED] taskbar icon balloons not showing

Q: [SOLVED] taskbar icon balloons not showing

I had to do a clean install on a new hard drive and since then have not been able to get my task bar balloons to show. For example, when using the Safely Remove Hardware icon, I don't get the Now Safe To Remove balloon. I only get a popping sound. When running a Mcafee virus scans, I can't view the scan progress when resting the cursor over the icon. I do get the identifying pop up and that is all. I've tried the log off and on tip but it didn't work. Can anyone help me?

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A: [SOLVED] taskbar icon balloons not showing

I solved my problem with TweakUI. It had the option to "enable balloon tips."

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A:External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Hello there,

There are a lot of different reasons for an HDD to stop showing. A few things you can try are:

Try using a different USB cable, make sure it is as short as the original one, or even shorter. This is important it terms of providing enough power for the drive to function properly.

Try connecting it to different USB ports.

Try connecting it to a different PC.

Sometimes the drive can misbehave due to insufficient power even if it appears to be spinning make sure you connect the HDD directly to the USB port and not through a USB hub.

Check if you can see the HDD in Windows Device Manager and in Disk Management. Good luck.
 

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A:Have drivers but showing in DXDIAG N/A

I also uploaded some information so atleast it will be easier for some to determine my issue thank you
 

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A:Seagate external hard drive not showing up in my computer. It is detected.

Yes, if you initialize it you will 'lose' everything. You will want to try something like [email protected] Recovery or maybe Easeus Partition Recovery.
 

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A:External hard drives not showing up

Hello,

I'm not completely certain that I understood your situation. I wonder if it's possible to clarify the question? Otherwise Disk Management is a good place to start looking for a missing HDD.
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Have you tried using different drive enclosure other than the IT-CEO IT-700?
 

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A:External hard drive not showing in My Computer

Hey pcrquals. I would try the drive in another pc to narrow down where the problem is, a problem with the drive itself, or a problem with the pc recognizing the drive, which might be a problem with the USB port(s) or with the USB drivers. Does another USB device like a flashdrive work when plugged into the same port?
 

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A:Dual graphics card showing up as N/a DXdiag

firz3h said:





Hi guys im not sure what the problem here or if this is supposed to happen. I have the latest AMd drivers for my video card I have checked direct x version and every thing and im not sure where to go now google hasnt helped much. I was wondering if you guys knew what a solution could be.

the main problem is as you can see in the pic below is everything is n/a and there are no driver details either. Could this cuase slight graphics problems when playing games and such?

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also not sure if it installed correctly as it shows up like this in device manager
 

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A:Dxdiag not showing display device

Are you sure your DVI, display port, HDMI, etc is connected to the graphics card not to the onboard graphics? Try reseating the card on another PCIe x16 slot. Make sure the display connections are connected to the GPU not the onboard graphics. Do the clean install to the latest stable drivers (314). Driver sweeper should have cured any software issues. If the reseating, checking the connectors, etc doesnt work, it is most likely an issue with the card.
 

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You've pulled out all the stops. If the BIOS doesn't see the drive, there's not really anything more you can do. Drive has failed somehow. Send back to mfg. if still under warranty. Hope this helps!
 

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors
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I guess you could say...
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You might have to go to the admin tools and fix it there...
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management
...then on the left side u see a "System Tools", "Storage" and "Services and Applications"...click on "Storage" -> "Disk Management". Then you should be able to see all your hard drives etc, then if u want to use the hdd just "Format" it and it should show in "my computer"

But then the 2nd question...I'm not sure about that one, I would use the software that came with the hdd and read the manual or then I would take the easy way (that also would make it more fresh) and reinstall Windows completely on the SSD HDD.
 

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A:External hard drive stopped showing up in My Computer

"I hear a weird intermittent constant "Sound" and it's NOT loud, MAYBE It's a "Clicking" sound, But I'm not sure."

Maybe a soft click or a sliding sound? The drive should normally do nothing more than hum.

"I connected it to another PC, it didn't work there too."

Dang it didn't past the test here either. When things go wrong in my computers I often try them in another machine. If it works in the second machine then I know it's still working. If it doesn't work in the second machine then I usually consider the device dead. I'd try a third machine if you have that resource.

If the data are that important I'd consult a data recovery specialist.
 

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I got my laptop last week and and yesterday the sound stopped working. The laptop is a ASUS G53SX: i7-2670QM 2,2 ghz. 8 GB RAM. GTX 560M.

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Please help
 

A:Internal speakers not showing on playback devices

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ok, i rebooted, thinking the bluetooth icon would again be in system tray, with the red in the middle, showing i have bluetooth capability, but that sound is not currently being directed to bluetooth.

no icon.

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Renewing your IP address. For assistance, contact the person who manages your network. I used to get that error every time I tried to repair connection.
 

A:I have solved my limited connectivity and need some answers

I think the lack of responses here may be the result of everyone else being confused as well.

Try explaining that a little better, its not exactly clear what your problem is.
 

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A:Thumb drive not showing up in Disk Management or My Computer

Hi

it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject

http://www.recovermyflashdrive.com/articles/how-flash-drives-fail

http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/214456-flash-drive-broken-need-repair-recover.html

regards
 

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A:Primary hard drive not showing data on it...

Use A43 File Manager. This is a replacement for Explorer.

Your files are still there, probably hidden by malware infection

at the CMD prompt type these

E:
CD /
ATTRIB -S -H /S /D
 

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First suggestion, check that you aren't shorting out the board by having any screw mounting the motherboard contacting the case. I'd even suggest taking it out of the case and testing just on a desk/table, away from any sources of static electricity. If that makes no difference it could be that the motherboard is DOA (Dead on arrival). There are many products that slip through quality control procedures of manufacturers and turn up at people's homes in a non working state. If the testing outside of the case doesn't give any positive results it might be time to contact the retailer for RMA/sending them back the faulty part.
 

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After you installed the operating system, did you install all of the drivers including the LAN driver?
 

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A:WD hard drive, almost brand new, not showing up in my computer all of a sudden

Is it an external hdd? You could start Disk Management (press start, and run diskmgmt.msc). If your hdd shows up there you can right click and assign a new drive letter.
You can also try to connect it to another computer.

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A:1TB WD external HD has power, isn't showing anywhere

Get the new hard drive and install Windows on it. After you have applied all the Windows Updates, install the old drive as a second hard drive and see if you can access files from it that way. If you have to return the old drive for warranty replacement, see if you can borrow a drive for this data transfer. If the old drive isn't seen, there is nothing that can be done to save the data short of spending hundreds of dollars
 

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
 

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A:Western Digital drive not showing up in My Computer

It's not completely clear if this is an external drive since an internal drive can be "plugged in" too so to speak. Anyway, let's presume it's an external drive. I'd say either the enclosure has failed or the hard drive itself has.
 

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A:USB "Remove Hardware Icon" loads when I boot up

What happends when you click the remove hardware icon? Does it bring up any devices at all?
 

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A:Iomega server showing as media device

Right-click on the iomega server icon and select "properties" See if you can change the device type
 

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A:Problem solved: undervolted PS for modem

This is called "Common Sense" troubleshooting
 

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A:Left click on Logitech wireless mouse stopped working (Solved)

Good stuff there J. I don't know anything about wireless mice but i am wondering if it "reset" itself. Just a thought and a small one at that.
 

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A:Video card not showing up in dxdiag

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A:Need help with a external hard drive not showing up in explorer

I'd start with test disk:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
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Hello,
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Hmmmm.. Are you saying the default Sounds and Audio is also missing from Control Panel???? Is your sound otherwise working OK? It's just the stuff missing from Control Panel???

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Spyware Symptom

Check for spyware. You can find the following 3 anti-spyware utlities in the downloads section:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
SpuerAntispyware
Spybot Search & Destroy

A common symptom of spyware is that it disables one or more of your devices. You need to run 3 anti-spyware utilities as there are many different types of spyware.

Repost with results.

-- Andy
 

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Disconnect the good drive with all the data on it.
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Bump

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Hey thanks for posting this!
I have the same videocard 4850 and it gave the same problems and i didn't know why.
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A:One of my hard drives not showing up?

The "missing" drive could be bad... or loose on it's connector. You will have to open the laptop or a hard drive bay, to check and access the hard drives
 

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Let me preface by saying sorry if this is a stupid question and or I do not provide enough information I have a Dell Precision desktop that was running XP Pro until I switched it over to Windows to test it out I in Internal Up 2nd Showing Windows Not HDD have two WD GB SATA drives inside of it When I start the computer and go into the setup to look at 2nd Internal HDD Not Showing Up in Windows what drives are enabled it recognizes the 2nd Internal HDD Not Showing Up in Windows two different drives Once I boot into windows it does not recognize the second drive I have tried switching the 2nd Internal HDD Not Showing Up in Windows second drive to different ports to no avail I used a new OS Install disc to see if it would show the drive in case it needed to be formatted and it still did not show the second drive I can hear the drive spinning just fine I have a Sabrent Cable Converter that I can plug into the USB Port to see if it shows up that way using Active Recovery Partition software if anyone thinks that might help Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciative The people at Dell told me to send the whole thing in Let me know if you need anymore information Thanks nbsp

A:2nd Internal HDD Not Showing Up in Windows

do you have the jumper settings correct? I would hope that this is not your only computer as windows 7 is a beta version. this could be your problem. does the secondary drive show up in bios?
 

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My friend asked me to fix a Cruzer Micro 2GB, I don't know what he did with it, but now if I try to format with Windows or HP USB format utility, it shows up under SanDisk S3 UCL Mode 3.00 (16MB) (E:\) and only 16MB, and I can only format to FAT and NFTS. If I do try, the HP USB formatter stops with an error "Saying Device media is write-protected." after hanging at "Partitioning the device".
All other tools like the OCZ format utility, lexar, UMP too, all don't even see the drive.
I can't access the drive, windows asks me to format first, comes up with an error.
Shows up on Device Manager.
Thanks for the help.
 

A:Cruzer Micro 2gb showing as 16MB, but not formatting

There's a couple more options and tools to try here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post687891-2.html
 

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Hey everyone,
I just purchased a new external hard drive for my laptop. I have a Sony vaio, and the hard drive I bought is a Micronet Platinum XL 500gb. I turned it on and it didn't show up in My computer so I went into the disk management and noticed it was not activated. I activated it and then still nothing.

That was obvious because the drive had not been formatted. So I clicked create new partition and started formatting it. All was fine, it was late so I went to bed, got up in the morning to see how it completed and it said that the format was NOT successful. Now it won't show up in My Computer, nor will it show up in Disk Management. Should I just create a WIN98 bootdisk and format it from DOS, or is there something else I can do?

THANKS!
 

A:External hard drive not showing up in Disk Management

If it won't show up, I don't see how you can format it in DOS.

Anyway, check out Device Manager and tell us more.

Other suggestions:

1. Test your drive on another pc
2. Check your bios settings


good luck
 

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I don t know what happened or why it did it but one of my HDDs is showing up as having a RAW filesystem and is no longer accessible I can t explore the drive I can t chkdsk it I can t access it in any way The only thing I can think of is that I plugged my Xbox HDD into my computer through SATA but I just can t see how that would affect it because the HDD doesn t drives filesystem showing RAW as my One of up show up as a drive in My Computer Anyway I ve tried a program called TestDisk with a little One of my drives showing up as RAW filesystem bit of hope In My Computer the drive I shows up as Local Disk I the disk is actually named quot Kelly quot don t ask why I m a a Halo nerd One of my drives showing up as RAW filesystem The program TestDisk can actually see that original name while the OS can t However I tried rewriting the proper filesystem structure to the disk using this program and it doesn t seem to work The files on this disk are important but not so much that life would end if I were to lose them I d rather not format if I don t have to but I COULD get the data back if I had to it s all stored on my server Anyways please save me a TON of time redownloading all that data and help me get this disk back I ll love you forever nbsp

A:One of my drives showing up as RAW filesystem

Raw: The volume filesystem type information is unavailable

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm

Recovery Software

Try this one: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm
It is free for up to four folder down, ie
C:\Documents and Setting\UserName\My Documents\My Pictures
1,2,3,4 folders down

Here are a lot free ones to choose from
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html
 

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Hello there i got this problem my computer started by indicating error(PRI Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T Status Bad,Backup..) and not loading the OS Win 98 just a screen written Win 98.I then removed the hard disk(Fujitsu MPF 3102AT) and checked it on another computer i got the same result,when i placed back the hard disk so that i could upgrade the OS to Win XP,my monitor would not show anything.The power light would light up green but after a few seconds it start blinking green.The CPU is running on P111.Pliz help.
 

A:Monitor showing a blinking green light and screen is black.

Welcome to TechSpot, adad



adad said:



(PRI Master Hard Disk:S.M.A.R.T Status Bad,Backup..)Click to expand...

That says it all - your hard disk drive is failing (S.M.A.R.T. = Self-Monitoring Analysis Reporting Technology).
 

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I have a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive (USB) that used to work just fine. The hard drive still seems to work just fine and my PC (WinXP) works fine as well. For some reason, the drive no longer appears in my My Computer list of mapped drives. However!!! If I right click a drive and choose properties it shows me a list of all disk drives and the external IS included in this list (listed as WD). I have tried unplugging and replugging it in to redetect or what have you. Suggestions? Anyone? I feel like I'm missing an easy solution.
 

A:External Harddrive not showing up (mapping?)

Try DriveCleanup, it was posted yesterday here (with instructions): http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=727106#post727106

I unplugged all my USB external drives (not anything else) and used it
Then plugged my USB Drive back in and it seems to be quicker. Anyway, this may fix the fault. Please let me know
 

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bought a 320GB int. Drive to replace the 40GB internal i use in an enclosure.The 40GB is set to MASTER & i did the same to the 320GB i can hear the the system make that familar sound when you plug a USB device but don't see the drive.When i unplug the USB i could hear that sound again.This is a brand new HD strait out of the static free bag.Please help...

Rgds.

John
 

A:New external hard drive not showing

The new external drive needs to be formatted. With the external drive connected, Right-click on My Computer and select "manage" disk management, and right-click on the external drive in the list and select format
 

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Hi I know a good amount about computers but i have almost no knowledge about audio cards I m currently running a Dell Inspiron and have full factory default hardware and settings its a dell many personal problems with dell so i don t mess with them anymore One day my volume controls quot disappeared quot so i rebooted my comp and they still weren t there so i uninstalled my audio driver and rebooted then reinstalled the driver with another problems Solved: Sigmatel audio Major card with reboot Nothing So i repeated this process times installing from the CD provided by Dell and times from dell com Still nothing I then decided to do an operating system repair Took over hours and got to the Windows XP Boot screen the one with the XP symbol right in the center durring pc boot up and it said quot Please Wait quot Sat like that for hours So I turned off my comp and rebooted it Everything works but the audio still After the Solved: Major problems with Sigmatel audio card quot repair quot i tried twice from the CD and twice from dell com and still nothing I don t know if its my sound card or just faulty downloads Please help nbsp

A:Solved: Major problems with Sigmatel audio card

Please confirm all your Dell drivers are updated from visiting this thread: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
 

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I have a ECS A790GXM-A (no tweaks) and and AMD 940 Black Edition processor. I had the original BIOS and just updated it to the latest version. Both show in device manager as AMD and processor type unknown. I just tried the chip in a ASUS motherboard (ASUS M3A78-T) same AMD 790 chipset and loaded the drivers from the ASUS cd and the processor shows up correctly and runs a awful lot faster than the ECS board. Anyone experianced this? Is there a problem with the board?
 

A:Phenom 940 not showing Processor type in Device manager

It's recommended to update the BIOS then install Windows (not the other way around)
Obviously confirm all system drivers are up to date
Or do a Repair on Windows

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

Vista Repair:
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winvista/index.htm (index page)
http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/repairstartup/repairstartup.htm (guide)

This is why posting more info helps

For further help: Please put your System Specs information in your Profile
 

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A:Name brand PC Recovery problems solved

I take it that the extra 256Meg of Ram did not originally come from HP
I'm not sure if that's relevant or not, but even same rating Ram (but different manufacture) has been known to cause issues (ie best to use exactly the same Ram cards always)

I was discussing a similar matter earlier on here: Windows will not boot with more than 2gb of ram (although the emphasis in that thread was the 2Gig max, before installing Windows, and strangeness of having increased ram in a system)

Either way, thanks for your post, it was interesting to note this issue (and likely cause)
Many times during a Setup fault, I have advised members to remove extra Ram cards and try again. It may be that the originally recorded Ram (under re-imaging) may be the answer (on some computers that may have Setup problems) Sadly you would need to test this issue on 10 similar, same spec, computers to really confirm. Or contact HP technical support, or possibly their tech forum, to ask of others experiences.
 

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I had two 256 RAM chips installed in duel channel mode. i then brought another 1GB when i installed this i only added another 256. To test i then when on kust put the 1GB in as 1GB
can anyone help me please
 

A:1GB RAM showing as 256MB RAM

Your post is a little confusing... It is always best to use the same model and speed RAM modules in dual channel. You were running 2 256MB modules, this should equal a total of 512MB minus any shared on-board video memory. 2 1GB modules would equal 2GB total RAM minus any shared on-board video memory. Don't mix memory types. You will hurt your systems performance, not help it
 

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