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W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

Q: W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

Preferred Solution: W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I'm trying to use Linux on my machine. I've tried several different kernels and I get the same results. The kernel boots up fine, but when I get to the command prompt, the keyboard does not work. Is there a bios setting I need to adjust in order to recognize the USB ports?

A:Linux does not detect my USB keyboard

@Jjjet Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Some older BIOSs have an option to enable USB legacy settings, and sometimes, those have to be enabled in order to detect some USB devices, including mice and keyboards. The bigger problem is that HP does not provide Linux drivers (except in very rare conditions) and without those, your PC is not going to function at all well. Your best bet for Linux support is to contact the support forum for the Linux distro you are using. Folks there will be familiar with driver and hardware problems and are in a much better position to assist you.Good Luck

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Hi, I'm new registering to this forum, but a regular reader.

I have a problem with an old computer that I just upgraded the RAM of. After installing the new memory, Windows would restart by itself every 5 seconds. I thought it was an incompatibility problem, so I removed the new RAM and put back the old one.

Now, Windows would not start up, not even in Safe Mode, so I was told to use the install CD to repair the OS. Now, the OS starts up fine, and both the old (256MB) and the new (512MB) RAMs are working fine together, but now, the computer doesn?t detect the built-it Ethernet device.

Im not talking about the driver, the Windows device manager simply can't find it. I decided to test it with PCLINUXOS as a liveCD, but it can?t detect the Ethernet network device either.

Please help!

A:Neither Windows or Linux can detect Ethernet

I solved the problem by reactivating the LAN device in the BIOS. I don't know why it was disabled in the first place, but I hope it helps someone in the future.

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After the unsuccessful recovery and system restore, I decided to wipe the partitions and do a fresh install of windows 8 from windows 7. At first my HDD with windows 8 crashed which was followed by windows 7 going corrupt. To make the backup of my files, I booted with Slax but to my surprise it didn't show a couple of partitions. Now, this is very irritating and my PC hasn't started for a couple of days.

What can I do to make the backup. I have the windows 8 DVD but it doesn't install on the my drive. Says drive is dynamic or something.

Please help me.

A:Linux cant detect drive partitions

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have a laptop installed with Linux and working fine. Now on trying to install Win Xp, just before formatting on installation of XP, it shows the message Harddisk not detected. This is a Sata harddisk. Please advise what to do in order to install XP on it.

A:Help! Xp doesnt detect Harddisk but Linux does

The problem is the drive being a SATA and not an EIDE.

The XP CD doesn't have support for SATA drives.

That's one reason why people with newer computers with a SATA drive and Vista who try to downgrade to XP have a problem doing it.


I've never done it, so I can't give you the steps for doing it.

You need to obtain the SATA drivers and slipstream them into the XP CD, or you need to copy the SATA drivers to a floppy disk to use in a floppy drive - if your computer has one.


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Devices powered by Linux are increasing day by day, and most of these devices are positioned at the entry or key points of any organization?s network. Misconfigurations and easy to exploit vulnerabilities are commonly leveraged by bad actors. Many of these attacks can be studied by configuring low-interactive Honeypots.

Low-interactive Honeypots can capture the malware scripts and binaries, however analyzing these malware samples are also important. Further, keeping such analysis openly available helps independent researchers to search information of their interest and make useful conclusions.

Detux aims at automating the analysis of Linux samples, by supporting multiple CPU architectures (ARM, MIPS, MIPSEL, x86 and x86-64), and making its result openly available for researchers.

detux - The Linux Sandbox


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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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Please tell me how to get Windows XP Pro to auto-detect my drivers & utilities on my Dell computer like Linux has done during the installation-process?

So far, Windows XP Pro hasn't auto-detected any of those things (listed below), like Linux did almost immediately after I installed it on my Dell Laptop computer:

• Ethernet controller
• Multimedia Audio Controller
• Network Controller
• PCI Modem
• Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
ALSO: Please tell me if I downloaded drivers from that Dell computer onto a CD would that CD have to be a "data CD" in order for my computer to detect the drivers I have burned on the disc? or would that CD have to be a non-Data CD (example: "Bootable CD"), which runs the programs and installs the drivers automatically after it's inserted in the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM)?

A:Solved: Linux distros auto-detect drivers > So, why won't WinXP Pro auto-detect my dr

Form a company to write a Windows clone, and include the drivers for all the hardware.

You just need a data CD to transport the drivers, or even a USB FLASH disk...

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Scientific Linux 6.7 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
Based on the freely distributed source code of the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 operating system from Red Hat Inc., Scientific Linux 6.7 is here to update its base to the upstream OS, add some tweaks, update many of its core components, and address some of the most annoying bugs.

Prominent features of Scientific Linux 6.7 include the addition of the IceWM window manager, updated the OpenAFS package to version 1.6.14, updated the epel-release package to version 6.8, built the glusterfs-server package from the TUV sources provided for the GlusterFS client.

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I have a friend who stupidly insists on retaining AOL. He is also on dialup that chokes when downloading AOL directly.

I want to save the complete AOL 9.1 installer (not the download stub) using my Linux box. Suggestions?
Thanks in advance!


Jun 5 2003, 08:43
Well, if ytou really want it that badly, then yes, you can download it in its entirety from one of AOL's FTP servers. Here are the instructions:

1. Go to ftp://ftp.newaol.com using an FTP Client program such as CuteFTP, SmartFTP, or FlashFXP.
2. Navigate to the /clients/aol80 directory on the server.
3. Download everything in that folder (including the media folder and its contents) except the following three files: aolsetup.exe (this is the small download executable that you get from AOL.com that downloads the whole package), msie698.exe (this is the IE 6 installer for Win9x systems), and msie62k.exe (this is the IE 6 installer for Win2000 systems).
3. Run the file named setup80.exe to execute the installer.

You can burn that to a CD if you wish. That should be all you need to install AOL 8.0. If you would like to install an older version of AOL (4.0, 5.0, 6.0, or 7.0), navigate to the root directory of the FTP server, and find it from there."

A:Save full AOL installer on Linux box?

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Hi all,

where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using?i tried to f ind it in /usr/src/linux-, but no result.

A:where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

I moved you over to development, maybe someone here will be familiar with the layout of the source files.

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.


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i cant resolve the wifi drivers in kali linux my model number is hp-ab516tx? need help

A:my laptop cant detect wifi hardware in kali linux os

Do you know what wireless chip it is? Broadcom Realtek or Intel? 

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I have Asrock 945GCM-S dual core MB with 1 gig ram. It has Realtek 8102El OB Lan
Its stopped working.. but only on windows.. im using my Live cd now and works fine.
I have installed latest drivers, no change, un installed and reinstalld the hardware.no change. if i shut down firewall, no change.
Below is the networking info from windows.
If u need any more info pls respondmy e mail [email protected]

Operating System

Microsoft Windows XP Professional

BootDevice = \Device\HarddiskVolume1
BuildNumber = 2600
BuildType = Multiprocessor Free
Caption = Microsoft Windows XP Professional
CodeSet = 1252
CountryCode = 1
CreationClassName = Win32_OperatingSystem
CSCreationClassName = Win32_ComputerSystem
CSDVersion = Service Pack 3
CSName = HAL9000
CurrentTimeZone = 480
DataExecutionPrevention_32BitApplications = FALSE
DataExecutionPrevention_Available = FALSE
DataExecutionPrevention_Drivers = FALSE
DataExecutionPrevention_SupportPolicy = 2
Debug = FALSE
Description = Home
Distributed = FALSE
EncryptionLevel = 168
ForegroundApplicationBoost = 2
FreePhysicalMemory = 1350244
FreeSpaceInPagingFiles = 6963888
FreeVirtualMemory = 2053676
InstallDate = 11:52:54 AM 1/13/2009
LargeSystemCache = 0
LastBootUpTime = 11:09:03 AM 1/28/2010
LocalDateTime = 11:13:27 AM 1/28/2010
Locale = 0409
Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation
MaxNumberOfProcesses = -1
MaxProcessMemorySize = 2097024
Name = Microsoft Windows XP Professional|C:\WINDOWS|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
NumberOfProcesse... Read more

A:OB Lan works with Linux but not Win XP

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As my Windows XP 64 bit systems once agian dies on me and the chore of reinstalling the system becomes one of my only options ( I installed the same system four different times in about two months) I was wondering about Linux. Problem is through for me is that there are alot of them out there. Which one to choose? So I'm asking to all of you why did you choose your linux distribution over another and is there anything you would like to change about your linux distribution or the one you have in your opinion is the best?

A:Which Linux works best for you and why?

Ubuntu, It's the darling of the distros at the moment.

You can install it in a dozen clicks or so, totally with the GUI.

It reads and can write NTFS.

The partition manager can create partitions on an active drive. (Defrag first! Don't try this on a drive more than maybe 25% full!).

The GRUB bootloader is easy to implement (again w/ GUI) (for dual boot systems).

You must not be living cleanly! It shouldn't be necessary to reinstall Windows every other week! What's up?

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Last night with some help from cryptodan,I managed to get ubuntu installed without a problem.
Keep in mind this laptop has a windows 7 sticker so yeah it doesn't have secure boot.
If your laptop or notebook or desktop came with windows 8 its more than likely it has secure boot.
Therefore it will not work due to the security being really really aggressive. 

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one that recognizes more than 8 gb ram

A:That version works on 64 bit linux

What??? Am I missing something? What exactly is it that you're asking?

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I'm working on installing an old IDE hard drive. I set it as primary slave, sharing the IDE ribbon with the primary hard drive (set to master). Windows 98 does not see it, nor does the BIOS list it at boot. However, when I boot off a Linux Live-CD (the latest Puppy Linux, kernel 2.4.29), it sees it as /dev/hdb just fine, and is able to access it without error. I tried using the add hardware wizard, but it didn't see anything. I checked the motherboard manual, and I don't see any mention of any IDE related jumpers, and I don't see anything applicable in the BIOS settings. Is there any reason why a hard drive would be usable in Linux, and not in Win98?

A:Old IDE HD -- Works in Linux, not in Win98

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I have SUSE 9.3 Installed on a 19GB partition of a 40GB hard drive. I heard that it is possible to dual boot with Windows with Linux being the first installed OS, but it's complicated. Can anyone tell me if I can pull this off without having to make Windows the first installed OS? Here is how I have my partitions:
hda1=1GB [swap]
hda2=17.8 / [root]

A:Linux/Windows dualboot machine with Linux first?

The easiest way: Make hda1 bigger and install Windows there.

You will have to restore GRUB later using the SuSE CD and also create the GRUB menu entry for WIndows..

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Any hint on booting from the USB or SD card slots into Linux Mint??  ref: Yoga 11e Chromebook 20DU 0008US. Inpossible to use this for any serious work.  Maybe Mint is the cure?

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Ok, I have a Toshiba PCX 2200 series and this is the modem that Road Runner uses(well one of them anyway) and also I use the USB cable not the NIC. Is linux refusing the USB and prefers NIC?

A:I tried on the linux boards so now I'm here, about cable modem on linux...

Most of the times yes... it depends of the distro version that you use...
In any case you're better off with a nic card ( and this applies for Micro$oft OS as well...)

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I know there are several freeware and shareware FTP server software out there.

Do you know of any that would work on Windows 2000/2003 server and Linux Fedora ?

Of course, you would run distinct compilations, but I hope the UI and operation would be the same.


p.s. the icing on the cake would be if they also allow synchronization (mirroring) between the servers. For this last feature I wouldn't mind buying the software.

A:FTP Server that works on Windows and Linux


Mind you, synchronising files between servers will be tricky, since file permissions in Windows and unix are very different. Any kind of fine-grained permissions systems will not work. You would probably have to sync files, then run a script to fix all perms.

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does anyone know of a version of linux that supports the vista sata hard drives ?

A:Replacing Vista with Linux Sata drivers ?

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The assortment of modern malicious programs for devices that run on Linux is extremely wide. One of the most widespread Trojans for this OS is Linux.Hajime, several loaders of which are detected only by the Dr.Web Anti-virus.

Virus analysts have been familiar with Trojans of the Linux.Hajime family since 2016. These are network worms for Linux distributed over the Telnet protocol. After obtaining a password via a brute-force attack and logging on to a device successfully, a malicious module saves a loader written in the Assembler language. Then, the malicious program connects the infected device to a decentralized P2P botnet. Linux.Hajime can infect devices with the ARM, MIPS, and MIPSEL architectures. The Trojan loaders, written in the Assembler language, are not detected by modern anti-viruses, except for the loader for ARM devices, which was described in detail by one anti-virus company in a research report.

In addition to the loader for ARM devices, similar modules for devices with the MIPS and MIPSEL architectures have been distributed ?in the wild? for over six months already. The first of them is Linux.DownLoader.506 and the second is Linux.DownLoader.356. At the moment this article was being written, only Dr.Web products were able to detect both these worms. Moreover, Doctor Web virus analysts have found that, in addition to using Trojan loaders, cybercriminals are infecting devices using standard utilities?for example, they are downloading Linux.Hajime via w... Read more

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Hi everybody!I have to buy a new notebook. Have you experience about running linux in the new spectre x360 ac-0xx series? What I would buy would behttp://store.hp.com/ItalyStore/Merch/Product.aspx?sel=NTB&id=1AN38EA&opt=ABZ&p=c-hp-spectre-x360-not...By the way i know the audio-bug but it's not important, are there more issues like wireless issues, screen flickering, pen digitizer etc.? On internet there are any information on this newest spectre x360.Thanks as always to this wonderful community.

A:Does linux works well on new spectre x360 ac-0xx series?

In general it is not easy to get Linux installed on Skylake and KabyLake laptops because of the difficulty of installing from a usb disk. On my Spectre 13-v which is a Sky Lake I would up running Kubuntu 16.04 as a virtual machine from Windows rather than a dual boot. That was about a year ago and I have not tried again recently. 

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So I bought a laptop (Dell Votro 2520) It came with Windows 8 pre installed. Its a wonderful machine but the only problem is that when I plug in the headphones I get sound only in the left speaker. Same is the case with the external speakers, if I connect my external speakers to it I only get sound in the left speakers.
I thought there was something wrong with the sound port, but I was wrong. I checked it on Linux by loading Ubuntu from Live CD and the the sound works perfectly in Linux.
So its a driver issue? But why am I the only one with this problem? I cant seem to find this reported anywhere.
Here is what I did:
- I updated my windows to windows 8.1.
- I installed the Dell system detect software in my system to detect outdated drivers. It detected the sound driver (Cirrus Logic HD Audio) to be outdated and updated it to the latest version. The current version on my laptop is
I'm open to suggestions. How can I fix this? 
Thank you

A:Sound works fine in Linux but not in Windows

If it's working fine in Linux, it means that it works better with generic drivers. You may want to try uninstalling the Cirrus Logic driver and let Windows 8 decide which driver to use upon reboot.
Or, go to sound setting and check if it is analog audio. You may be having problems with digital audio or vice versa.

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i just did a brand new fresh install of windows xp. updated to SP2 and installed my motherboard drivers. all is good except windows refuses to believe that i have my Ethernet cable plugged in. i can access the internet on my linux partition so everything is good with my hardware. ive uninstalled and reinstalled and tried a few different drivers and restarted my computer a million times with no results.

i have a wired connection into a router if that helps any.

pls help this is extremely frustrating!!

A:'Network cable unplugged' but works with linux

i couldnt edit my post, but i fixed the problem by unplugging my power supply and then plugging it back in.

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Hello: A local computer shop built my “dual boot” computer last August. It came with a Lite-On DVD±RW Drive that up until now, has worked just perfectly regardless if I boot into Windows XP-Pro, or Suse 10 Linux, or if I boot from a CD or DVD. So, the drive itself has to be wired properly and working in order to do that ?? However, suddenly it has totally and completely stopped working in Windows XP-Professional, but, the drive works just fine if I boot into SuSe Linux 10 instead of Windows XP-Pro ! It’s as if Windows no longer recognizes the drive ?? According to Windows Device Manager, it’s a Lite-On DVDRW SOHW-1693S. I have downloaded from LiteOn's website the firmware patch “DR16KSOA”. But when I try to apply the patch, I get the error message that no such drive is present on my machine ?? I have also gone through Control Panel to remove the drive completely, and reinstall it. Same result “No such drive present”. At this point, I’m completely lost as to how to remedy it ? Again, I know the drive has to be working if it functions in Linux and the machine can boot off a CD or DVD inserted into the drive. Any suggestions ??

A:DVD±RW Drive Works in Linux But Not Windows XP

Do you have an error code with the drive in Device manager? If so, try this:

Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

Create a text file with the following stuff in it exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG

Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

----------------------- cut after this line, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------





------------------------------ cut before this line --------------------------------

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I am pleased to report that after upgrading my X1E (4K, 8750) from Ubuntu 18.10 to 19.04, sleep/wake has worked every time! With 18.10, the machine would appear to sleep (ie suspend) - the screen would go dark and the power lights would slowly fade on and off. But it would fail to wake properly - I had to cycle the power and reboot. I would always be jealous of the Pop!-OS users who had sleep/wake long ago. But the upgrade to 19.04 brought sleep/wake to Ubuntu too, even with two external displays: a 4K on the USB-C/DisplayPort, and a HD on HDMI. Jim

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My machine is dual boot Win 7 x32/ Linux. I'm using a wired Broadcom ethernet card and a cable modem.
Only one computer is connected and I have no router. In the middle of surfing on the Win OS, my connection dropped.
I rebooted to windows and got a red X in the sys tray. No connection, no network connectivity.
I booted again, into Linux this time, and it works fine. So this is a software issue for sure (I would think). At least it's not a problem with the wires or my ISP or anything. I also downloaded and ran the broadcom diagnostic utility for my NIC and all the tests passed.

The "Network and Sharing" screen shows no connection, (just diagram of computer=>X=>Globe) but the properties screen in the device manager shows it's connected with no problem, although it shows 0 packets transferred. It also reports no problem with the driver, but I re-installed it anyway.

Most mysterious of all is that running ipconfig/all doesn't show the card at all. It's completely missing. The only thing it returns is the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface and a 6to4 adapter. Both are reported "Media Disconnected" and neither has a DNS suffix, IP address or Default Gateway listed.

The property screen that comes up when you right-click the Local Area Connection on the "Network and Sharing" screen and double click the IPV4 line returns the message "Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network ada... Read more

A:Win 7 wired - no net connect, no ipconfig, works w/linux only

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I built a computer with Win7 at the end of last year and everything has always worked fine. 2500k, 560ti, 8 gigs Gskill. A couple of weeks ago I bought a second HDD and installed Linux Mint Cinnamon on it. Again, everything was fine. I could switch between the two OSs no problem, games worked, virtual machines, any kind of taxing stuff.

I moved this weekend and I was super careful with my computer but when I hooked it up at the new place, Windows was no longer able to boot. The Linux boot loader was still there and I was able to get into Mint (which seemed to be working). Also, Mint automatically mounts the Windows HDD and I was able to browse the filesystem so at least the Windows HDD seems to be working.

I tried booting from the OS disc and running some of the repair tools. Some seemed to detect the OS (unless they were detecting the Linux OS) and others didn't. I ran bootrec.exe and tried to fix the boot sector and MBR but it didn't help and unfortunately I think I made Mint inaccessible (probably lost the pointer to the boot loader though I'm not clear on how this works).

I'm not sure where to go from here. I was hoping that by putting the Linux OS disc in I could maybe access the existing installation (maybe recreate the boot loader, I don't know). Then for Windows I don't know. I think I'll have to reinstall but at least if I can get Linux up again I can back up my Windows files.

I would like to know what happened that suddenly... Read more

A:BSOD at startup in Win7, Linux still works

Any time you move a computer and have trouble with it in the new location, the first thing to check are the internal connections and cables. Also, sometimes the CMOS battery has troubles

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I recently built a new computer and ever since I installed Windows XP the system completely freezes after 5-10 min. I tried taking out both sticks of ram ( not at the same time obviously) both DVD burners, both HD's, and my network card, assuming it was a hardware problem, nothing helped. I loaded Linux Ubuntu and it worked flawlessly, the only problem is I need windows to run Photoshop (a must have for my job). Any suggestions would be most helpful.

PCChips MoBo
Intel Pentium D
2 Western Dig HD's 1 320gig 1 160gig
Nvidia geforce 8 series pciexpress vid card
belkin G wireless network adapter
2 Lite-On it DVDRW drives

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I wasted a frustrating 40 minutes with Lenovo tech support trying to elicit answers to these simple questions. Trackpoint Historically, Linux support for Trackpoints has been hit or miss. Consider these two FRU IDs: 40K9400 is pre-Lenovo IBM USB keyboard with Ultranav (pad and Trackpoint). It is essentially impossible to change the Trackpoint sensitivity in Linux. It just shows up as a (very stiff) PS2 mouse. 55Y9003 (using it now) is a Lenovo USB keyboard with only Trackpoint. When plugged in, shows a "sensitivity" file on sysfs, where you can write 255 to get a good pliable mouse. On my current keyboard the path is /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.1/0003:17EF:6009.0056/sensitivity (will change after each USB plugin). Without the sensitivity tweak, Trackpoints are terrible in Linux, as bad as the pathetic lookalikes on HP and Dell and Toshiba laptops. A lot of people buy Thinkpads for Trackpoint and Linux. Lenovo should publish details of Trackpoint chipset and how to reliably control sensitivity from Linux. I tested the first Trackpoint before it was released to market, and contributed code to a Linux trackpoint driver, so I feel strongly about this. Take away the Trackpoint in Linux and there's no good reason for me to choose T460 over MBP15.  Storage options Apparently T460s has a full-length mSATA connector on the motherboard, but no 2.5 inch HDD/SSD bay. Lenovo gives you up to 512 GB SSD in the mSATA f... Read more

A:Trackpoint in Linux; mSATA and SATA in T460 T460s

So it is safe to assume that a Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MZ-V5P512BW would work in the T460s.Correct?

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My dad is getting the same problem on his pc that made me delete my Windows install completely.

When he runs apps that use openGL like the RTCW game, it keeps freezing and looping part of the same sound over and over again for a few minutes. After that it either unfreezes for a minute or two, or bluescreens with some stupid error message.
It looks a bit like this:
Stop: 0x000000EA (0x825B0020, 0x825B85B0, 0xF8FE2CB4, 0x00000001)

As I said this has happened on 2 different pc's with 2 different nvidia cards 4200ti on this one, 6600gt on the other. Only with Winxp on though, Linux works (as always) perfectly, even win2000 worked ok with the cards.

I have found many reports of this or similar problems and they all say "use a different driver"...
Tried that and it still bluescreens.

Can anyone offer me some help? I am not used to having to deal with seemingly unfixable errors so I don't really know what to do.

I have tried Microsofts idea of looking on the terrible windows update thing, but the only hardware drivers they have for this pc is some sound card driver that makes the sound stop working completely (nice one M$!)

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Dear all,

my mum has Asus F5RL series notebook and she uses a LAN router connected to the internet. I borrowed the PC when I needed to connect to the wireless internet during one lecture. When I got back the system reported that "The Network Cable is Unplugged". The led light indicating "PC" connection on the router was blank.

I seemed strange so I booted up Linux Mint LXDE from the USD stick ON THE SAME PC. After it booted the LAN connection worked flawlessly and the led light indicating PC connetcion was nicely green.

Please could you help me with this? I have already tried to disable wireless adapter, to disable IPv6, I ve tried various full/half duplex regimes, wake up on/off, reinstalling drives etc. Nothing worked.

Kind Regards,


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My Brother MFC 640CW printer used to work when I logged into Windows XP but now it only works when I log into Linux, how can I make it work again in Windows?

I am convinced the problem is with the printer configuration in Windows but I cannot work it out. I am sure the network and printer are configured correctly because I can both print and access the internet under Linux. And under windows I can use the internet and even ping the printer’s dynamically assigned IP address (allocated: but the printer does not work. It would not work even when I turned off my firewall (ZoneAlarm) so I don’t think that is the problem.

I am not sure if it means anything but when I go into the printer configuration under Windows the Port the printer is set to use is something link “dhcpp0”. Could the problem be caused by a mismatch between this name and the actual IP address?

Here’s some background:

I recently purchased a wireless Brother MFC 640CW printer/scanner/fax and connected it to my existing (DHCP) wireless network. The network consists of a PC laptop and wireless router. The IP address of the router is with DHCP addresses starting at (the laptop usually gets assigned this address).

I installed the Brother MFC on the existing network using Windows XP Home and managed to successfully use all print/scan/fax functions. I then decided to give Linux a go and installed the latest Ubuntu version on my laptop (dual booting with WinXP). I had n... Read more

A:Wireless printer no longer works in WinXP (but does in Linux)

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does anyone know if some MS guys have said something about it in a blog or something? I just wondering because I use this feature (spaces or know mission control - or the same thing with another name in linux) all the time. They make multitasking for me (and a lot of other guys) faster and more pleasant than using the taskbar. So Win is the only OS which doesn't have something comparable.

btw. all 3rd party implementations from a virtual desktops in Win feels just very "unsmooth" with it's transitions (flickering windows etc) and not very reliable (I tested a lot of them). They behave all like an alpha version.

A:why doesn't Win have a virtual desktop like OSX/Linux

I'm sure they've been asked a million times, just not something they've ever seriously considered. I agree with your assessment of the third party tools as well. Never found one that I wanted to stick with.

And now... in the Metro world, your not expected to be running more than one or two apps at a time anyway so who would need multiple desktops full of multiple apps open at once any more? (I'm being facetious of course, but the way MS is going, they certainly don't)

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I was about to play a game yesterday. While the game was loading the screen flashed many different colors and made a weird sound. I hit the reset button and expected to boot back into Windows. Windows went through the first load then came to the second with the Windows 2000 logo. It loaded about 80-85% then stopped. I returned later and it still had progressed. I got a little worried and tried booting into safe mode. This did not work. I then popped in the Windows 2000 install disk and tried repairing it. It repaired and I tried rebooting into Windows. The same thing happened. I repaired again and the same results slapped me in the face. I had installed Fedora Linux on an IDE hard drive a week or two before. I popped in this hard drive and tried booting into Linux. The Fedora blue screen only loaded just a little bit and wouldn't go any further. I tried again and the same thing happened. I put the Windows hard drive back in and it still wouldn't start. I even reinstalled Windows over the current Windows 2000 file system. Oh yeah, when booting, Windows say there is a power issue and go into setup. I press delete and enter the bios. Under the power control there is a 12+v or something and it's in red. It's like.. 9.81 or something. Is this something with the power supply? Could it be a video card issue? I need your help very much.

PC Info:
Antec Solutions case with antec power supply
Asus A7V600
120gb Seagate SATA hard drive - Windows
40gb Western Digital (... Read more

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Hello! I'm having issues installing Vista Home Premium (64-Bit) on my self-constructed PC. The following are the specs:

-GigaByte GA-MA790X-DS4 rev 1 (with current bios of Mar 07)
-AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX
-Crucial Ballistix 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model BL12864AA1065 x2 for install purposes
-SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
-PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Crossfire Edition) EPS12V 750W Power Supply
-Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
-Pioneer 20X DVD?R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DVR-115DBK

Here is my issue:

1. The motherboard is set to Native IDE and detects both the IDE DVD Drive and the SATA HDD.
2. The Vista install DVD will boot up.
3. However, once I enter my reg key, Vista cannot detect a drive to install to.
4. I press Shift-F10 to open the command prompt (in vista).
5. I run Notepad.
6. Using the open feature of notepad, I can access the SATA drive and create/delete files and folders to it.
7. I can format the drive using the command prompt for vista.

I called Gigabyte and they are stumped. I've tried nearly every driver on the included CD and from the website. I've tried Native IDE, RAID (single drive array), Legacy IDE and SATA->AHCI modes. No joy. Vista just will not detect the drive.

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A:[SOLVED] Vista installer does not detect my SATA drive . . or does it?

Well, I appreciate the views . . . I hope someone out there can help me.

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I need to read windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux 9.x.
Can some one tell me the way, how this can be done or some setting which enable to read files from windows on linux.


A:windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux

If you need to read an NTFS mounted drive in that machine then you'll need to add kernel support for NTFS. Try looking http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ for that info. If you just want to hit shares then just mount them via smb.

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A:{Moved to Linux Forum} - NT-4 AND LINUX ?


OK, I have never worked with Corel's Linux, but I have been told that it is a nice version to learn the Linux GUI.

Other good version's to learn on are Mandrake and Red Hat. But, if you want to get more power out of your linux installation, you need to use distributions like Slackware, or Debian.

And... I am sure that another Linux fan will have a completely different point of view. Oh well... If you want, I can move this thread to the Linux forum, and you can see what their reaction is.

My best solution for you, is to buy a "Linux for Dummies" type of book, which should come with a free CD with a Linux distribution on it. That way, you get a beginner's Guide to Linux, plus a pressed bootable CD.

What I can give you, are specific instructions to installing linux as a dual boot system with NT.

If you go to www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot I have specific instructions on how to dual boot your system with NT.

Hope this helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

A:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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Hey guys. I have a Lenovo G570 laptop dual-booting Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Xubuntu 15.04.

Just a few hours ago, Windows stopped recognizing my DVD drive. It's as if it's not connected at all. However, when I boot into Xubuntu, the drive works just fine.

I looked on Lenovo's website, but could not find any drivers for the DVD drive.

How do I go about troubleshooting this?

A:Solved: DVD drive not recognized by Windows, but works fine in Linux.

Start here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060

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