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DVD works with other drives but not mine, while other DVDs work

Q: DVD works with other drives but not mine, while other DVDs work

I recently bought a Windows DVD to put it on the new PC I'm building for my mom. That PC has troubles with the DVD drive itself (stupid motherboard doesn't have IDE..), so I figured I'd set up a bootable USB to install Windows before the adapter arrives. Problem is, the installation DVD isn't playing on my drive (I tried another DVD with a movie on it before, so I don't think its my drive). I brought it to a PC shop and for them it worked fine, even though its quite scratched on the back (I guess the person selling those DVDs doesn't know how to ship them properly) I didn't wanna pay 20 bucks for them copying the DVD, even though I'll probably end up having to do that.

Any ideas what the problem is, or what I can do? I'm not sure if the DVD will work in my moms drive either..
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A:Mic works on other computers, but not mine

Have you tried another mic besides this one that you are tryin got get working on this computer? Other then that you might want to try make sure you have the correct and uptodate drivers fo your sound card.
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A:USB flash drive works in other PC's, just not in mine

Connect it to another pc, copy all to it, then format to NTFS & replace your data.
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A:Wireless USB adapter works on other computers but not mine??

It's against the terms of service for the ISP for your neighbor to share his Internet access. I suggest a reading of the TSG Rules, we don't assist in such activities here.
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A:Will a Recovery disc from another laptop work on mine ?

The factory install on HP is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, with the worst load of bloatware in the industry smothering the best OS ever so that you'll never even know what its native performance is like.

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By default Windows 7 hides a empty optical drive.  You can confirm if this is the case by inserting a disc in both drive, if this is the case both drives should now be visible.
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Here's what I think......

Assuming we're talking about DVDs encoded in DVD-Video format, (Standard you rent it at Blockbuster), the drive is probably defective. It doesn't take much misalignment to cause a drive to lock-up on a slightly off disc.
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Go HERE and read my post. A message for all newcomers.

Without knowing your system specs it`s hard to know what the cause of your problem is.

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A:CTRL-A disabled, CTRL Key Works, A Key Works, Other CTRL-combos work

Hello Dave mate have you run either of these< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
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A:Internet works, but no browsers work

Download HiJackThis - this program will help determine if there's any malware on your computer.

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3. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\

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A:Internet works, then doesn't work....

I don't see any malware in that log. HijackThis doesn't see everyting out there these days....let's have you run an online scan and see if anything lurks.

Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with

Kaspersky Online Scanner

Next Click on Launch Kaspersky Online Scanner

You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Now click on Scan Settings
In the scan settings make that the following are selected:Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
Scan Options:
Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases

Click OK
Now under select a target to scan:Select My Computer

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The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.Now click on the Save as Text button:

Save the file to your desktop.
Copy and paste that information in your next post.
Take note the names and locations of any file it detects but fails to clean.

* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan
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A:Laptop works at home but not at work.

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

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I see you didnt get a reply.

As far as I remember The connection listed on the network connections page as Blue tooth Pan is a Network Connection allowing you to connect to the internet say via a smart fone or other bluetooth enabled device with an internet connection.

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I'm having an issue with this specific XP Sp3 computer. In the persons cubicle the computer will not connect to the internet. If you move the computer to a different lan drop, it works just fine. Then if you switch to another computer, that works in the cubicle. I've checked the Nic, Cat-5, basic IP settings that we are using. Everything is fine.
Any ideas? Need More Info? let me know.

A:Computer does not work on a specific lan drop, but works on others.

Answered on another board.
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I have a USB keyboard which normally works fine but is not working when I enter the BIOS. (Which I am trying to do BTW so that I can boot from the the Win10 ISO install disk. I'm on Win7 now and I've tried the easier way many times but it always fails.)

The keyboard is plugged directly into the PC (i.e. is not going through a hub).

If it might matter the motherboard is a Gigabyte MA78G-DS3H which supports AMD Phenom and Athlon processors.

I used to use a non-USB keyboard on this machine but that port stopped working so I don't think I have the option of trying a non-USB keyboard.

I wouldn't mind replacing this system but I am too busy to do that while the upgrades to Win10 are still free.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Bob

A:USB Keyboard Does Not Work in BIOS (But Otherwise Works Fine.)

not all bios's allow the use of a mouse, newer UEFI Bios's do but on older machines it's not an option , but for your keyboard you could look for a Legacy Option in the bios under USB which should allow USB to work outside Win7 too.

you could check the PS2 ports are still enabled too while in the bios
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Ok so here is the rundown. I brought my computer to college and I plugged up a new mouse and keyboard so that I could use my computer. Basically, the keyboard works fine all the time but the mouse ONLY works in BIOS. It does not work in safe mode, or when Windows 7 is loaded. The mouse worked for about 5 seconds when i first plugged it in but after that it no longer works whatever I do. I have tried a system restore, disabling and enabled the drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling the mouse and keyboard. Both are wired and through USB 2.0

Here are my computer stats:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel Core i7-4810MQ @ 2.8 ghz
RAM: 16.0 gb:

Mouse: Onn (model ONA11HO091)
Keyboard: Onn (model ONA11H0089)

If you need any more info please let me know. Ive been surfing forums for hours with no luck.

A:Mouse works in BIOS,does not work in Windows 7


Search thru the Bios settings for enable USB Mouse. Sometimes win7 needs that.

Then plug the mouse in after win7 fully loads to see if it recognizes it & says it is ready to use.
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I ll go through what happened step by step I was last on my computer at around pm today I woke up early today so I decided to take a nap work chkdsk in f/ mode, Safe Only works won't It goes into standby by itself and I Only works in Safe mode, chkdsk f/ won't work keep napping Throughout my nap which was very resting I heard my computer it is a laptop making a loud sound with the fans I thought it was doing an AVG scan and that s why it was like that Anyway around hours later I go on the computer I move the mouse I see the main computer screen The problems are that there are quot black quot mini icons in my system tray and I could not enter the start menu My screen was also flashing black every seconds or so I turn off the computer Only works in Safe mode, chkdsk f/ won't work turn it back on and notice that at Windows startup there are blue quot streaks quot whereas normally I d see the Windows logo and have a black background After seeing this I try to do system restore I get a dark blue screen saying that there seems to be a problem and I should do chkdsk f when I turn my computer on I can t get my computer on in regular mode it will just have the blue streaks then it turns to black screen I can turn it on in safe mode however and I get some weird green quot matrixy quot looking kind of background but seems to work alright on Safe mode I press run I type in chkdsk f it opens Only works in Safe mode, chkdsk f/ won't work up but it says it cannot run and has a NTFS error or something It offers to run at next startup so I press Y but it never happens regular startup still has black screen while safe mode startup doesnt have chkdsk f run I tried system restore which doesnt seem to do much I also have SP on the computer Any more information needed just ask Thank you for your time

A:Only works in Safe mode, chkdsk f/ won't work

Sounds like a failing graphics card to me..."streaks", "matrixy" things, "lines", and blank screens all point to a dying graphics card. You will likely have to replace it.