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Q: installed 4x port usb to Window 7 pc - USB wont read + win7 "FATAL ERROR" message

Hi

I have a
win7 64bit
Processor Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30Ghz 3.60Ghz
8GB Ram
Manufacture : Gigabyte
Rating: 5.0 Window experience Index

I have brought a 4 USB 3.0 2.0 PCI-E PCIE USB Port Express Expansion card

I fitted it to my pc, loaded the drivers and it was working great until I went to close down the pc, it came up with fatal error it shutdown my pc and i had to go into safe mode to remove the drivers for pci-e card. i have tried every pci slot x3 still not working.

Does anyone know what might be wrong?

Thanks

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A: installed 4x port usb to Window 7 pc - USB wont read + win7 "FATAL ERROR" message

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Originally Posted by soash

Hi

I have a
win7 64bit
Processor Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30Ghz 3.60Ghz
8GB Ram
Manufacture : Gigabyte
Rating: 5.0 Window experience Index

I have brought a 4 USB 3.0 2.0 PCI-E PCIE USB Port Express Expansion card

I fitted it to my pc, loaded the drivers and it was working great until I went to close down the pc, it came up with fatal error it shutdown my pc and i had to go into safe mode to remove the drivers for pci-e card. i have tried every pci slot x3 still not working.

Does anyone know what might be wrong?

Thanks

Check your BIOS for settings on that port you seated that pci card in.

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

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

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
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International warranty contact phone numbers
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Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies)

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

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

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html
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SvcTag.exe :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe

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

Attachments
HP OldPass .zip includes:

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

Dell Latitude .zip:

Dell MasterPW .zip:
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My laptop cannot read the drive, it does not display properly in my computer and when I try to click on it it freezes and the message appears "Drive is not accessible, parameters are incorrect". I used it about three weeks ago and it was fine so I don't know what happened. I always make sure to safely remove it and am careful not to damage it. The light still still turns on when plugged in and I can hear it trying to work. I really want to keep the files as they are from my previous laptop which died and do not have them stored anywhere else. My fault I know, but I had thought external hard drives were more reliable and I do not like the idea of cloud storage. Because of this I am hesitant to try CHKDSK. Is there anything else I can do to recover the files or fix the drive? If I take it to a computer technician would they be able to do it? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-hdd-error-not-accessible-parameters-incorrect.208079/ Relevancy 21.07% Hi, I have a MSI g31m3 v2 s-7529 motherboard and wont turn on. I change the power supply I put on some themical paste in the cpu I put away all hard drivers but didnt work, only the fan turn on then its turn off I think the motherboard dosent work. A:Motherboard wont turn on Please provide list of make and model for everything you have for this setup (CPU, RAM, GPU, Hard Drives, Optical Drives, Power Supply, Aftermarket coolers, etc.). We need to make sure that you have all compatible parts. Also, have you tried to disconnect all things except the power supply connection to the motherboard, CPU & RAM and see if the motherboard starts? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/motherboard-wont-turn-on.208015/ Relevancy 25.37% Hey all, This is my first time trying to port forward anything and I'm having trouble finding a guide for my router the bell homehub 2000 (sagemcom fast 5250). If anyone has experience with this router, some help would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to port forward for my xbox one. A:Port forwarding UPDATE: ok so I went ahead and did some more reading using a guide for a linksys router and attempting to translate it to mine. From my understanding I have to set a static ip address on my xbox one and then open the specific ports through my router settings, can anybody confirm this? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/port-forwarding.207844/ Relevancy 25.8% Hi, Can someone tell me what is this port do? Its not hdmi cuz I try to fit one with my new monitor and did not work. Thank A:What is this port on this VGA It is DisplayPort. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-is-this-port-on-this-vga.207754/ Relevancy 14.19% Ok, I have the question of `em all: at every game I try to unzip it gives me the crc error. I tried reinstalleing my windows, tested my RAMs(noo error found)reinstalled the drivers, nothing. I have the next output: amd a8 6600k 4gb ram r7 260X video card and gigabyte f2a55m-s1 motherboard. what should I do? also tried 7zip and latest version of winrar, and I get the memory managemet error A:CRC error Seems a bit odd you are unzipping games.. Do they unzip on other computers fine? If so, run a hard drive diagnostics utility like SeaTools. If you can't test on other computers, what are you trying to unzip specifically, games shouldn't be zipped... http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/crc-error.207554/ Relevancy 51.6% I have a mystery on my hands. I received a Bluetooth speaker as a gift. The BT-4.0 adapter plugged into my computer (USB-2.0 port) detects it (as a "Bluetooth headset"), but when I try to select it as my output device (from the "Sound" Control Panel), Windows reports it as "Disconnected". If I open "Devices and Printers" and right-click the "Bluetooth headset" icon, I get an alert that the device "Failed to initialize". I've tried rebooting, tried a different BT adapter, updated my BT drivers off the makers' website, Device Manager shows everything is connected & working (including "Bluetooth Audio"). 64bit Win7 Home. Inateck BT-4.0 usb adapter. Speaker is a "MicroBoom" BT v2.1: Any ideas? PS: Eliminated the obvious. Speaker is fully charged and works just fine with my phone. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bluetooth-headphones-paired-but-disconnected-failed-to-initialize.207624/ Relevancy 14.19% I've never seen this before. It just popped up a bit ago on my W7 pc. What does it mean? I hope its nothing bad. A:RAID error? I found this in a google search http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/AMD-RAIDXpert-Warning-Errors/td-p/342708 I've known this pc has RAID on it because everytime it reboots/boots up it shows it. I've had this pc for two years this month & just hoping nothing bad is happening. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/raid-error.207317/ Relevancy 25.37% I recently bought several Dell Optiplex GX computers online for repair I usually do a thorough review of what I am getting but this was a a with VGA Help DVI-D on port computer monitor using a cheap deal on a big lot and a few things slipped by me For one it takes a special power cord that I can t find for less than and there were none Help using a VGA monitor with a DVI-D port on computer with the lot I ordered one to test them with for now but that is not my main problem but if anyone knows where I can get those DA- adapter power cords any cheaper please let me know where My main problem is that these are the small form factor cases so they have no card slots I am dependent upon the motherboard options only So here is my problem the only connector for a monitor on the back of the computer is for a DVI-D which would be great if I had monitors with those connections The only connections I have on my monitors are the VGA I bought some adapters from e-bay that were supposed to convert the DVI port to the VGA which the connector did but I have no screen using this adapter and I am thinking that I was cheated Can this even be done this way I have always just changed the video card but this computer has no way I can see to do that it is all in the motherboard Does anyone know what I can do here I put a fresh install of io xp pro on several of then since that is what they came with They only have pentium s with hyperthreading and single core processors and I didn t think windows would help any If anyone knows what I can do to use these VGA monitors please tell me because without being able to put a video card in it I am lost sincerely cableman nbsp A:Help using a VGA monitor with a DVI-D port on computer Your best bet for Global spares is www.pchub.com. As to the DVI to D-Sub you did the right thing in buying an adapter. It should work period. Did you get the joblot from eBay? Was it sold as untested? Are the PCs even powering on? Maybe there are issues with memory/cpu/motherboard.... http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/solve00.htm#wp1286323 Yes you have to be very careful when upgrading the CPUs for this unit as they follow a narrower roadmap. Top line CPU would appear to be a Pentium D3.4Ghz which worked in a GX620 usff with bios revision A11. Good luck! http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-using-a-vga-monitor-with-a-dvi-d-port-on-computer.172534/ Relevancy 25.37% I have a D945GCR MoBo.... does it have a Graphics card port? A:Does my mobo have a graphics port? Nick OZ said: I have a D945GCR MoBo.... does it have a Graphics card port?Click to expand... Yes it has, the motherboard in question has a "PCI-x16" which means that all and any new graphics card (GPU) should fit. However, you may want to check what power supply (PSU) you have since new GPU might require more power. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/does-my-mobo-have-a-graphics-port.207195/ Relevancy 13.76% My toshiba will not get on the Internet Google will come up and search but everytime it says Internet error A:Laptop Internet error Need specific; try looking in the cmd-> enter eventvwr.msc http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-internet-error.207423/ Relevancy 13.33% We just bought a monitor U2713H direct from Dell. When we click on Factory Reset, the monitor doesn?t go back to Factory default setting. -In particular, Contrast/Brightness: 0. In terms of Color Setting, Input color Format: None. Preset Modes: Movie -Then we click on Reset Color Settings, Input Color Format: RGB, Preset Modes: Standard. -When click on Factory Reset again, Contrast/Brightness and Color Setting come back to the same condition as above (Contrast/Brightness are 0, Input color Format: None. Preset Modes: Movie). -After we try to set up Contrast/Brightness to 50/50, we shut down desktop or turn off the power button on the monitor. Then we turn on computer or turn on power button on the monitor, Contrast/Brightness are 0, Input Color Format: None, Preset Modes: Movie. -In summary, all menu settings can?t be saved by the monitor and Factory Reset doesn?t work. Any idea would be highly appreciated. Thank you a lot in advance A:Dell monitor U2713H error: settings can't be saved What I would suggest is ask Dell if they would warenty it new it should have one and Dell should honor it. I would say they will but I have not done business with them in years, although the monitor I am using right now is one of theirs and is many years old. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-monitor-u2713h-error-settings-cant-be-saved.207032/ Relevancy 24.51% Hi I had this problem a DVD-R 7 Won't Windows Vaio read - couple months ago fixed it and am now facing the same problem again I have a Vaio Windows My CD DVD player isn t reading any of my DVD-R cds Whenever I put in a DVD-R cd autoplay comes up and it asks to format the cd I checked these DVDs and they work on other computers They re all burned DVD with files on them Before when this happened I tried many different things I Deleted upper lower filters -- Actually I didn t have upper or lower filters to delete System restored Deleted and updated drivers Finally found a post talking about creating a new key in the regedit NoCDburning After doing this it started working Fast forward three months later my cd dvd player won t read any Vaio Windows 7 - Won't read DVD-R of my DVD-R cds again I did the same things all over again System restored Deleted and updated re-installed drivers Ran Fixit Looked for upper lower filters -- not there Tried looking at the NoCDburning thing again -- deleted and repeated the steps and nothing is happening I don t want to reboot my computer because I already did a month ago and it just takes way too much time for me to reboot everything all over again I cleaned my CD player as well like most of you guys said before I know my drive is still working as it worked before after I fixed it I checked and the last time this happened was in June Since then the only new things I installed updated were CC Cleaner Itunes and some other programs I have Spybot as well Can someone please please please help me I ve been looking for an answer everywhere and I m running into the same answers Thank you nbsp A:Vaio Windows 7 - Won't read DVD-R Have you tried a a system file check to see if Windows can sort this issue out? sfc /scannow (in admin mode.) Also if you just explore the DVD do you see the list of files on it? Or is the DVD-R not 'seen' by Windows at all? Or is the error only with the autoplay part? (Windows trying to help you choose a media player from whatever you have installed?) http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/vaio-windows-7-wont-read-dvd-r.206920/ Relevancy 51.6% Hello It may seem like a simple problem but I know nothing of the subject and I ve had the problem for ages Whenever I copy large files Movie size think MB the copy progresses very remaining" drives "5 sec Copying to/from stuck before for flash on 30 finishing seconds fast MB s until it reaches about where it gets stuck for about seconds to a minute and it says quot Time remaining seconds quot during all that time I have this problem with any flash drive in any USB port amp It also happens when copying to network drives and external harddrives which leads me to think it s a software windows issue Some vital information Copying to/from flash drives stuck on "5 seconds remaining" for 30 sec before finishing The flash drive I mainly use is USB quite new and easily capable of MB s writing speeds It reaches about - MB s during the copy until the final point where it still says MB s but does nothing for seconds USB port is also and I ve also tried every single other port in my computer None are broken and none ever show any signs of being slow The flash drive is NTFS formatted but it used to be FAT I ran checkdisk to see if there was anything wrong but there wasn t It s NTFS since I occasionally need files gt GB I tried using TeraCopy to bypass the issue but this way doesn t reach speeds of over MB s which takes even longer in the end It does fix the hanging at issue I tried converting the drive back to FAT which removes the issue of it hanging at but again the speed doesn t go above MB s which means it takes longer in the end making it not worth it What bothers me is that the files transfer at the maximum speed right until the very end where it just magically gets stuck for seconds or more before finishing like nothing happened Please advise P S I shamefully have to admit I never safely remove my hardware nbsp A:Copying to/from flash drives stuck on "5 seconds remaining" for 30 sec before finishing Marty9231 said: Hello! It may seem like a simple problem, but I know nothing of the subject and I've had the problem for ages. Whenever I copy large files (Movie size, think 700MB+), the copy progresses very fast (~100MB/s) until it reaches about 99% where it gets stuck for about 30 seconds to a minute, and it says "Time remaining: 5 seconds" during all that time. I have this problem with any flash drive, in any USB port (2 & 3). It also happens when copying to network drives and external harddrives, which leads me to think it's a software/windows issue. Some vital information: The flash drive I mainly use is USB 3.0, quite new and easily capable of ~150MB/s writing speeds. It reaches about 120-130 MB/s during the copy until the final point where it still says 130 MB/s but does nothing for 30 seconds. USB port is also 3.0, and I've also tried every single other port in my computer. None are broken, and none ever show any signs of being slow. The flash drive is NTFS formatted, but it used to be FAT32. I ran checkdisk to see if there was anything wrong, but there wasn't. It's NTFS since I occasionally need files >4GB. I tried using TeraCopy to bypass the issue, but this way doesn't reach speeds of over 20MB/s which takes even longer in the end. It does fix the 'hanging at 99% issue'. I tried converting the drive back to FAT32, which removes the issue of it hanging at 99%, but again the speed doesn't go above 20MB/s which means it takes longer in the end, making it not worth it. What bothers me is that the files transfer at the maximum speed right until the very end, where it just magically gets stuck for 30 seconds or more, before finishing like nothing happened. Please advise!! P.S.: I shamefully have to admit I never safely remove my hardware. Click to expand... Although I've had the same happen on my downloads, this "P.S.: I shamefully have to admit I never safely remove my hardware." could be part of the problem, good luck. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/copying-to-from-flash-drives-stuck-on-5-seconds-remaining-for-30-sec-before-finishing.207001/ Relevancy 22.36% Hi all Apologies in advance for such a long post I headaches + installation = hardware New Win7 don t know if I just have a corrupt New hardware + Win7 installation = headaches Windows Ultimate installation or what but this all started three weeks ago or so after installing new hardware specifically New hardware + Win7 installation = headaches motherboard Asus A M-A New hardware + Win7 installation = headaches processor AMD A K and RAM Kingston HyperX GB DDR Since I had the extra RAM slot I also put in one of the Aeneon XTune GB DDR I have from before the upgrade The sticker on it says it s but it shows up in BIOS POST as Since then I ve had the following problems Internet Unable to establish any connection at all when using the ethernet cable plugged into my Cisco Linksys EA Router I can connect wirelessly but that connection is lousy and I m not sure why especially since the router is only about feet from the computer To be fair the lousy wireless connection is something I was dealing with since before the hardware upgrade Windows reinstall which is why I finally gave up and bought a ethernet cable the computer used to be in a different room though on the same floor of the house The problem with being unable to get any type of connection when plugged in started after reinstalling Windows and then doing something like updates and then moving the PC to the new spot I made a point of moving the tower myself just so that I could be sure nothing happened to it so I know there was no physical damage done because of dropping or otherwise banging it around at all I ve checked the ethernet cable that runs from the modem to the router as well as the one and neither of them appear to be damaged at all I ve also tried plugging the one into all of the ports on the back of the router in the event that one of them just bit the dust somehow but nothing changed Any thoughts on how I can either get my wired connection working again or what might be making the wireless connection so horrible For clarification on quot horrible quot I m not talking dial-up speeds but some sites either load slowly or not at all sites that load up just fine on every other device in the house - specifically cell phones and iPod an Xbox a Wii and a laptop My connection to Battle net for playing WoW Starcraft II Diablo III is also pretty lag-tastic My NIC is an onboard Realtek GR PCIe Gigabit LAN controller according to the motherboard manual In terms of anything that may be interfering with the wireless signal there s a metal support post and a metal I-beam a few feet from where the router currently sits though it was previously or so feet from both Other than being in close proximity to those the room is wide open I was told that water can interfere with a wireless signal and we do have a lot of ground water under around the house can anyone verify whether ground water can degrade the signal so much over such a relatively small space Hard drive partition issues Until the upgrade when the computer just wouldn t boot presumably because Windows couldn t handle dealing with such big hardware changes all at once I had Windows installed on a partition on a TB Western Digital drive Since I had to reinstall anyway I installed Windows to a partition on a smaller but faster TB Seagate drive Up until this afternoon when I installed Seagate Discwizard one of the partitions on the big drive was inaccessible showing up in disk management and a couple of rd-party hard drive utility partitioning programs as simply quot unallocated space quot Since this afternoon though that partition is now showing up as a completely separate hard drive in disk management AND as quot unallocated space quot on the drive it s actually a part of I m a little leery of just leaving things as they are and using that partition since it s showing up different ways Discwizard only shows that partition as a separate drive there is no quot unallocated space quot showing on the TB drive Is this something I sh... Read more A:New hardware + Win7 installation = headaches Update: Wired connection issue is fixed. I have to (sheepishly) admit that I completely forgot to install the router via the CD that came with it. The lousy wireless performance is still a problem, though, as well as the hard drive/partition issues. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-hardware-win7-installation-headaches.206345/ Relevancy 13.33% Printer Problems in Windows XP sp3 Dell Personal Printer all in one A940 After trying to speed up an older computer running Windows XP I may have cut off the Print Spooler (or it was already off ?) I went back to Services dialog box & selected Print Spooler I clicked the "Start" link at left of service list & got a message tgat said "could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start." Printer is still not working can anyone help? A:Could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068 On Win/7 the dependencies are HTTP Remote Procedure Call (RPC) DCOM Server Process Launcher RPC Endpoint Mapper Manually start each on and set to AUTOSTART as you go. If one fails, then that is the root problem. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/could-not-start-print-spooler-service-on-local-computer-error-1068.206839/ Relevancy 22.36% Hi, if anyone can help ill be really thankful. pc 1, 2 runnging win7 ultimate x64 1 adsl modem, 1 tp-link router, 2 computers (pc1, pc2). ADSL(modem) - LAN1 - PC1 , LAN2 - Tp-link Tp-link - LAN1 - PC2, WAN - ADSL(modem) Everything is working, but computers cant see each other in HomeGroup. Tried various methods but nothing work. So my question is how to set HomeGroup for those 2 computers. Any suggestions? Thank you A:Win7 Homegroup problem @Moirax . I can't answer your question, but your mention of Homegroup makes me ask what is it for? To avoid hijacking this thread,I'll PM you. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/win7-homegroup-problem.206524/ Relevancy 51.6% Please help.. Can't connect to the wifi but using ethernet is working fine.. My phone could connect to the same wifi though tried to backread some of the threads but didn't work on my laptop A:Cannot "fully" connect to wifi but works fine on ethernet Additional info. I am using Atheros AR5006EXS Wireless Network Adapter and I did deleted the driver and it installed again automatically, but sadly it still doesn't work http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cannot-fully-connect-to-wifi-but-works-fine-on-ethernet.206650/ Relevancy 50.74% I've been having an issue which started this morning. The previous night, I forgot to plug in my Dell Inspiron N5050 after using it. I woke up to find that my battery had died (obviously). I plugged in the laptop, running Windows 7 HE 64 bit, and turned it on. It booted normally and I was able to do all of my tasks as needed. Then I noticed my problem. The battery icon down on the taskbar showed that the device was plugged in, but was not charging. It has stayed at a constant 2% charge for more than 24 hours now. The Battery Meter stated that my battery is performing normally, so I ruled the battery out as the cause. The adapter I am using is the default one that came with the laptop when I bought it, and it appears to be functioning normally as well. What could be the cause of this incident, and what can I do to fix it? A:Battery Stated as "Plugged in, Not Charging" Most likely you have a bad battery. Dell has had whole series of batteries that they shipped out in a not fully functional state. I have an HP laptop (about 8 years old now) that the battery took a "steamy one" and it will no longer charge properly. You can try this trick (it may not work, but worth a try because did work for me a couple times): power down laptop and take the battery out for 30 minutes; replace battery and plug in charger but do not power on; wait 4 hours of charge and power on. I had it work a couple times that it gave a full 100% charge. Again, if it doesn't work then sorry, but at least you tried. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/battery-stated-as-plugged-in-not-charging.203683/ Relevancy 20.21% Hi, So I have noticed my pc would shut off randomly and its because the 24 volt connector wasn't in all the way so when the pc would move slightly the connector would disconnect itself. When I go to push the 24 volt in all the way it wont clip onto the clip on the motherboard. It will stay in but it wont fully go in and I can easily just pull it out or it will just fall out from movement. Any ideas how to fix this? Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130741 PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 A:24 Volt connector wont fully connect to Motherboard I think it is not 24 volts. it is a 24-pin(also labelled as 20+4pin) , 12volts main power connector. the slots are designed so that the power connector will slide into the slot to form like a 'lock and key'. to remove it. see to it that the power connector is inserted in the right direction as shown in the pics (towards the side): edit, any moderator: please delete this post. (my second post to this thread is more 'presentable') http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/24-volt-connector-wont-fully-connect-to-motherboard.206189/ Relevancy 21.07% My new build wont power on all I hear is a few high pitch sounds coming from what I think is the psu. My specs: SSD 128GB SAMSUNG 850 Pro 1TB HDD (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) 2TB HDD(from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) GPU = GTX 680 2GB (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit on it's way in the mail. Case is pretty old and doesnt have a lid but it was working fine with my pervious buid) PSU = CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply (from previous build it was working fine 2 days ago) Heatsink = Scythe Ashura Universal Processor Cooler CPU = Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Refresh Quad-Core 4.0GHz Motherboard = MSI Z97-Gaming 7 Intel Z97 Motherboard Memory = CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Please help me A:New build wont power on Disconnect everything except the monitor, cpu, ram. In fact, go down to 1 stick of ram. Will it POST now? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-build-wont-power-on.206021/ Relevancy 49.88% I used RV042 10/100 4-Port VPN Router. I've configured the dual WAN, and enable Load Balancing for faster internet. But if I accessedhttp://ipchicken.com/ my IP Address is always chaging? How can I setup the router sticking to just one IP address? A:How to "Load Balance" without changing the IP? Let me preface by saying....taking two circuits and using them at the same time, even with protocol management from the LB is most likely not worth the effort. But for the sake of the argument, the first hurdle you have is that both circuits need to have static IPs. What type of connections are they? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-to-load-balance-without-changing-the-ip.205897/ Relevancy 21.07% Hi guys im new in the forum don t ON PC wont stay know PC wont stay ON if I can start threading right away but here goes My setup k stock ASROCK Z pro x gb of gskill ripjaw HX WD Black gb PC wont stay ON SG gb Shappire My problem started quite a while ago with another motherboard one day I started my PC and it just wouldn t boot it ran for about - sec and then it would shut off infinite loop So PC wont stay ON at the time I just swapped my HX psu for a temporary w one and it was all ok apart from having to take the gpu out since this psu wouldn t handle it Then that motherboard burned and I swapped it for a brand new one z pro At the same time as I got the new board I went to a electronic repair shop with my HX psu since I was sure it was broke And a week later they call me to go get it back and the guy tells me shes in perfect condition which was very awkward since ive been messing around with computers for years and I usually dont make this sorta stupid mistake I thought well maybe it was the previous board Even if she did work with the w PSU it didnt really make any sense but I thought wtv lets give it a try anyway Got home got it running and voila works perfectly For TWO days After those two days with a new board and the rest of the same components the PC went back to the same simptoms it would power on and off for seconds and loop and loop Again I switched to the old w psu and it works perfectly Went back to the store they tested it and swap some internal components just to keep it safe and deliver it to me saying it ran for days without a hiccup with HDDs and a bunch of different OS s If that even mattered So I got back home tested it and hurray its finally over its running perfectly and im playing a bunch of games without any problems But its been two days Wont boot LOOP LOOP Same old story HX wont work and im back to the w psu Any ideas Im out of options this makes sense Thanks in advance nbsp A:PC wont stay ON I would rather think the PSU is bad. Your best bet would be to invest in a new one. This more or less would save time and the problems you are having. Plus the expense of repair a PSU that keeps failing. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-wont-stay-on.205436/ Relevancy 20.64% Laptop wont load bios or OS Interesting wont load Laptop bios OS or issue here When I press the power button the HD activity led light comes on for just a second I feel the HD spinning up and running the fan kicks in and runs then nothing No Laptop wont load bios or OS leds flahing just power led no beeps no screen and no bios I v discharged static build up battery out power button held down quot and tried both mains amp battery to no effect There were no precursors to this issue So I can deduce the laptop is unable to complete POST in pre bios despite the lack of beeps yet can supply power to fan amp HD Now the GPU is Laptop wont load bios or OS GForce m GS aware of the issues with the xxx series I v kept the air flow clean and use a laptop cooler Possible suspect though it never ran hot and all worked fine till I turned on a couple of Laptop wont load bios or OS days ago Now I understood that a failure of the xxx series usually presented a degraded screen lines etc rather than failing post I m backed up and use my second laptop so nothing urgent just a oportunity to learn I am interested in hearing from hardware geeks and their thoughts nbsp A:Laptop wont load bios or OS Seem to have been redirected here for some unknown reason !! http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-wont-load-bios-or-os.205327/ Relevancy 25.37% Not sure if you cover this, but I have a Motorola Surfboard SBG6580, but am not sure how to open up the ports. I have searched all over the web for advice on this, but no one seems to have a screenshot that looks like mine. My problem is, that my brother and I play the game together, so when I go in to open the ports do I start with hims IP address, since the ending number is lower than mine, and then how far out should I go.I'm including a screenshot, so you will see what I mean. Also, it asks for an external ip address. I have mine, haven't gotten his, but if they're different, how do I adjust for his. Or do I have to open the same ports for both machines? My Cisco router was not this complicated, but the surfboard is our router and modem and takes up less space.If anyone understands what I'm trying to do, please answer back. When we're online on the game together, we lag terribly. We can play separate games online without a hitch. A:Port Forwarding The typical problem is the PUBLIC ip-addresses for you/bro can change overnite. what you see with IPCONFIG is your local lan address, not the PUBLIC address given to your router by the ISP http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/port-forwarding.205317/ Relevancy 20.64% My internet wont work, ive tried using both crome and IE but both browsers say that I am not connected to the internet despite the fact my computer says that I am connected to the internet. I know its not a network problem because my other devices are connecting fine. Also I tried connecting to the wifi at home and at school and it still does not work. My laptop is a HP ProBook 6390b and I am using windows 7. This problem started occurring after about 4 months disuse of my laptop which I think might be a factor as to why its not working. I have run windows updater and run a scan with my antivirus but still nothing helps. Thank you for any assistance in advance. 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Ive gone through device manager n unstall things like the newtwork adapter of course after I restrted the computer itll reinstall it. Ive tried the options of restarting the router try to turn off the wifi restarting a an d reconnecting. Please help!! Lol A:My laptop wont connect to the internet I have a laptop and use wired connection when at home. Laptops typically have an enable/disable key or switch for the wifi - - on my Dell, <fn>F2 toggles wifi on/off. I normally run with it off and the device manager looks like this EVEN when F2 has it disabled! Notice, no red/yellow flags because it's just fine. 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I found my lost HD memory and got it all back, so I'm at full capacity there. As for my sticks of RAM, I just don't know. I removed one, but the system wouldn't boot. Then I put the other one in and the system still wouldn't boot. So I put them both back in and the system booted right up. I'm getting the feeling that I bought 2 2gb or ram and ended up with 2 1gb sticks. Also, I thought the system was suppose to recognize when you put new ram in. Mine didn't. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgraded-from-xp-to-win7.203160/ Relevancy 24.51% I have downloaded movies from online, then burned them onto a dvd or cd. I can play them back from the disc on my computer but when I load them into my CD/DVD Player to watch them on the TV...it says "Can Not Read Disc" or it just says "Disc Empty". What am I doing wrong? A:DVD Player can not read DVD or CD The disk will likely need to be in DVD format before your DVD Player will play it. 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A:Computer start up is bringing up boot agent message How old is the computer, or the hard drive. 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I took it to a mates place for a birthday party and when I brought it back to mine and connected it up, it seems that the right speaker out port does not work.. I've plugged the right speaker into the left port and vice versa and both speakers work so it's definitely not the speakers. I've checked my audio software and properties nothing has changed. I've checked the 3.5mm audio connecting cable. I mean all I did was bring it to a party let it run for about 9hours I think and came back used it and the right speaker port doesn't work Would it be an internal problem? if so how would I fix it? I don't know anything about electronics and I really don't wanna buy a new one trying to be handy here haha.... A:Edifier 2.1 speakers mh 1370 speaker out port problem Plug some headphones or earbuds into the jack to make sure both channels are working. 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I just need a basic monitor with VGA and DVI, but would like the screen performance to be decent, incl for watching movies etc.

Any recommendations, and where to get a reasonable price? Again, don't want a wide screen.

Thanks much!

A:Reasonably priced 19" or 20" monitor, not wide-screen?

Nothing wrong with buying refurbs. They may have a few blemishes in the frame but nothing serious to keep them from functioning. I've bought a few myself and have had no issues with them. Although the monitors I bought were 20" widescreens that averaged $120 or less. For what you need/want, I wouldn't spend more than$150.

I know you said no widescreen, but movies do view better on widescreen.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-1905FP-Rotating-Landscape/dp/B00091R6KC - less than \$100

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I recently receive a pop out error message everytime I start up my laptop. Can anyone please advise? Thank you! The error message is below.

There was a problem starting
C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\newnext.me\nengine.dll
The specified module could not be found

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A:"Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password” even with correct credentials

I experienced a similar problem when I was trying to network my 8.1 machine the host network. As you say the host PC can see and connect to all of the machines, but not the other way around. Not sure if it is the same in your situation but I found that Microsoft's idea of network sharing on the Windows 8 class of OS differs greatly from previous OS's in that you can connect to it from an external host, but when trying to do the other way around it doesn't "see" the PC in question due to differing network sharing protocols included in the OS.

Anyone feel free to correct me if I am wrong, I am speaking only from what happened with my network.

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So newegg is offering the Acer 29" B6 B296CLbmlidprz IPS monitor for about 350. Seems like a pretty good deal but I can't find many reviews on it. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with this monitor and/or if you guys have better options for someone who is looking for an IPS monitor below 400 bucks. I want to game with it as well as do some 3d modeling and photoshop work. So I need reasonable response time for gaming. I was also looking at the HP ZR2440w and was gonna get that until I saw this deal on newegg for a larger monitor. 24" models are fine but if there are good deals on some 27" inch ones then I would be interested in those as well. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Question on Acer 29" monitor and other monitors

Heres the link for that monitor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G1GC2421

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I have downloaded a program called Anomos, it tells me please forward your ports so the program can work, 5061. Ok so I go into my century link modem and it wants a ip address to forward the ports what ip address do I enter?

A:How do I port forward the Anomos program?

The LAN address of the system you want the data to go to.

It must always be the same address, so you need to make it so using
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I have updated drivers for Dx and the GPU without resolve, also tried reinstalling them.

It has not happened for any other games so far but the only game that really demands any memory I play is BF4 ... I will try with Crysis 3 or something similar demanding to see if the error happens there too.

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Obzoleet said:

Hello,

When I play BF4 I get a direct X error after awhile claiming that it cannot allocate any more memory and that I should use a GPU with at least 512 MB RAM.

I have tried to search around but cannot find a solve really.

Some people advise to disable the Intel integrated Graphics in the device manager but no one can confirm if it works or not so I am hesitant to try it...

I have updated drivers for Dx and the GPU without resolve, also tried reinstalling them.

It has not happened for any other games so far but the only game that really demands any memory I play is BF4 ... I will try with Crysis 3 or something similar demanding to see if the error happens there too.

Anyone have any advices?Click to expand...

Well in all technicality the game should not be defaulting to the integrated unless you have your monitor hooked up to the on board connectors so I would not worry about that. If its reading as a memory problem in BF4 then it maybe a problem with BF4 drivers. I have not played in a few days on my 290X setup but an update was just downloaded I noticed a day or two ago.

Have you tried changing over from directX to Mantle and seeing if that helps or vice versa?

Also try the latest Beta 14.2 because it makes things alot more stable than 14.1 was in terms of Mantle at least.

See what happens after trying this, the Intel Integrated should not be interfering so I would not worry about that.

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You can't. Return the card to retailer/manufacturer for a repair if it's within warranty.