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New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Q: New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Okay, this is the weirdest problem I've ever hard with computers. Here's what happened:

1. I had a few years old Pentium D 2,8GHz processor running on Asus P5VDC-X mobo. PQI 566MHz DDR2 and GF 7600GS 256mb PCI-E, 350W power.
2. I updated the mobo to Asus P5L-MX to support faster PCI-E cards. Everything worked fine, despite the processor ran too hot (58C on high use)
3. Because of the overheating I replaced the thermal paste but it had no effect on the temperature.
4. I thought I used too much paste so I replaced the paste again.
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5. Bang, no video when I turn on the computer. I tried taking off everything part by part but nothing worked. It didn't work even when I only had processor and used the integrated graphics port. Tried resetting the bios too.
6. Nothing worked so I put back the old P5VDC-X and it worked like charm.
7. I thought it was logical that the problem was caused because of the mobo so I bought a new one, Asrock G31M-S.
8. No video... Did the same steps to this one too. It also had integrated gfx but it didn't work either.
9. The old P5VDC-X still works.

So I have no idea what's causing the problem. Is it the CPU? Mobo? PSU? RAM? I have no speaker on my case so I can't hear any beeps, but it won't start loading the OS from the hardrive and my USB mouse won't turn on. Tried using a differen't monitor too.

The main point is why it stopped working suddenly on new mobo's but still works with the old P5VDC-X? Any ideas? Let me know if I forgot to mention something important.

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A: New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Two new motherboards tells us you made the same simple install error in both of them.
Tell us more about power supply, memory, cable.
Did you make sure the memory was correct for both new boards, and what is the memory on the old board. Would also like to know the power supply and other hard ware.
What happens with the most basic, simple install. Does everything light up?

If you used the same hard drive with the same Windows install on the two motherboards, that is the problem. Windows has detected that you have changed the motherboard and will not operate unless you reinstall Windows on the drive on each new motherboard... One install for each motherboard.
My guess is that you will be fine if you change hard drives or do reinstalls or repair installs of the Windows on the new motherboard.

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So one day I was using a laptop wirelessly when the internet just suddenly turned off. I checked my modem and it was working fine but when I checked my router, the lights were on but not blinking. it was just a steady light. when I checked for a wireless network the name of the network I usually use didnt show up.

I tried unplugging everything and plugging everything back in again and I tried pressing the reset button on the back of the router. Can anyone help?

Thanks so much

P.S. my router is a linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband router
 

A:Wireless router suddenly stopped working (Lights still working though)

what devices do you have connected the router anything else wireless
make and model of the pc

does the PC work if you connect to the router by a cable ?
if not
try connecting directly to the modem and see if that works OK

we need to see some details, which will mean you need to copy to a working PC
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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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My wife has Win7 on her laptop. Last night IE 32 bit was working fine. Now when she clicks on the IE icon it does nothing. If i go into the start<all programs<IE 64 bit....then IE 64 bit works.

What has happened and what should I do to fix it.

A:IE 32 bit suddenly stopped working

I'm not trying to be rude really that is not my intention this is just a suggestion

STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER it is the most vulnerable virus prone browser out there I know it's the world standard .... but it's junk .... sorry .... just get Firefox
and you will never have these problems again
(granted you have to set Firefox up the way you want )

Someone will help with the IE issue but that's my two cents, 2? <<<< check that out
here's how, hold alt and type 0162 (alt+0162)

Cheers

***the shortcut proly lost the path go to program files find IE and create a new shortcut on the desktop you can then drag that to the start menu or whereever******

Cheers Again

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Hi, one day I started my laptop and the SSD in it (MZ-7PC256D) suddenly stopped working.

What options do I have to get it working, or atleast recover the data in it.

I tried putting it in another laptop or checking in BIOS, it's simply not getting detected.


EDIT:
The SSD gets super hot when I connect it to the laptop and start it.

A:SSD suddenly stopped working.

Not to be harsh, but when you get it working again thru what ever means you might have to do, make an image on a flash drive or what ever you choose and then, if the SSD has failed completely, install a new one and use the image to bring you back to the time of your last backup.

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Hi all,

I run a network at home, 2 computers, both running xp. One connecting directly to cable broadband modem (computer 1) with the two computers linked by a single crossover cable. For the past year or so I have happily shared the internet connection as well as the printer and numerous files but today when I booted them up computer 2 - the one not connected to the modem - simply gave me a "Limited or no connectivity", I'd had the problem before and had in the past easily fixed it by repairing the connection however now it simply hangs on renewing ip address.

I've tried restarting computers, disabling and enabling connections, nothing I do seems to work. Any help is greatly appreciated and any more information I need to provide just ask.

Thanks in advance, Andrew
PROBLEM SOLVED!

I just went to check on firewall on host computer, when I tried to open up firewall settings i recieved something along the lines of "Windows firewall and internet connection sharing are not currently running, would you like to start running them?" Ridiculous i could spend 2 hours on something and solve it like that >.<

Out of curiosity, how did my internet connection service just "turn itself off"? seems strange to me,
 

A:LAN suddenly stopped working

Could be from an error to spyware
 

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hi folks,
my wife tried to install a labtec webcam last night and all of a sudden the mouse, printer and webcam stopped working (all connected to USB ports). i tried checking the device manager and it says USB is working properly. i even restored my computer to friday's date to no avail. all devices were connected to the computer last month before we moved to a new apartment and mouse and printer were ok last night before the installation of the webcam.
thanks a lot for your help.

hp pavilion 510c
windows xp service pack 2
 

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Hi,

I've been using the Microsoft Wireless Broadband router (MN-500) to connect to the internet. This afternoon, while I was away, the wireless connection was suddenly lost. The internet is fine, because when i plug my computer directly into the router (via ethernet), i am able to access the internet. However, the router does not seem to broadcast a wireless signal for the LAN.

I've reset the router, both manually and via the software and reconfigured the network. After this process, the Wireless Network sometimes appears momentarily in Windows...but the connection drops before it can connect.

All the lights on the router light up as normal and it indicates that both the wireless LAN and the WAN are working properly. I have no idea why I can't connect to the network wirelessly though...

Any thoughts?

Thanks
 

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Good morning everyone, and a Merry Christmas!

I'm going to try to make this as brief as possible, while still including every detail I possibly can.

Today I received a few cool gadgets for Christmas that I wanted to install on my PC. I realized I was short on USB slots, so I tried to install a secondary set of USB slots. I plugged it in wrong twice in a row, due to me misreading my motherboard. After a few restarts, my computer wouldn't boot. I attempted to clear my CMOS, which didn't help. I then turned off my power supply's switch, then turned it back on. After I did this my PC booted, but I was fronted with a boot screen that said the CMOS settings were wrong. I was confused as to what this meant, and my options were F1 to Bios, or F2 to default settings and continue. After booting, my Razer Deathadder quit working. Now, at this point, I'm not sure why exactly I did this, but I reinstalled Windows. I am using Windows XP Pro -32 bit. After reinstalling all my drivers, I realized that NONE of my USB ports were working. My keyboard, mouse, webcam, nothing worked. I updated my Windows, BIOS, drivers, everything is new.

In the screen for Hardware, all my Root USB kits have exclamation points, and it says they aren't functioning properly. I have NO idea what the hell is going on, and if anyone has any ideas or comments, please please share them with me.

I'm thinking that when I reset the CMOS perhaps something malfunctioned on my mainboard a... Read more

A:USB suddenly stopped working

if you dont have service pack 2 install it then reinstall the usb drivers that come with sp2

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My IDE CD R/RW has suddenly stopped working. I can eject the tray but when I close it the LED stays on constanly and i can't hear the usual whirring noise when the CD is just starting up.

I've had my computer for around 10 months now and everything has been alright up until now.
I've scanned for viruses, nothing.
No settings have been changed.
So what could it be?

P4 1.9
40GB HD
256Mb RAM
NEC DVD drive
CONNECT 3D ATI RADEON 9700 128Mb
 

A:cd-rw suddenly stopped working help!!

Can you boot with a Windows bootable disk, choose w/cdrom support........(the cdrom drive letter will move one letter ahead from where you know it to be now) then put a disk in the drive, change to that drive letter, and type

dir
and get a directory of the cdrom?

Also, in device manager, does the drive appear there without any yellow exclamation marks on IDE controllers?
 

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Hey guys,

So I put together a new PC running Windows 10 Pro around 3 months ago and everything was working perfect till 2 days ago when my mic suddenly stopped working. I use a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset and the headphones work fine, but the mic is not picking up any noise at all. I tried plugging in both the back and front ports and my realtek always detects that a mic has been plugged in, but it simply won't work. I thought maybe my mic got busted so I also tried using an A4 Tech headset that I had lying around in the office but it has the same issue, the mic won't work. I looked around online for possible solutions and tried the following with no luck:
Ensured the mic was set as the default device and that its volume settings were maxed out.Tried disabling all sound effects (noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation etc).Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on my motherboard's webpage: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on realtek's own webpage: RealtekUninstalled all audio drivers and let Windows auto-install drivers.I even uninstalled all realtek drivers and tried using the standard "high definition audio device drivers."

Basically tried everything in this link: Microphone Not Working in Windows 10? | Win 10 FAQ

The conclusion was the same with everything I tried, the sound worked fine in both my speakers a... Read more

A:Mic suddenly stopped working

Hi, try Settings, search Sound, Find and fix audio recording problems.

Otherwise sounds suspiciously like a hardware issue.. internal connector?

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So im not sure if im posting this in the right place. But i see no category for devices. Aswell as i feel like this is a windows related issue.

Anyway. I have an msi gaming G series laptop. I turned it on today to find out my [n] key no longer registers?. It is only my [n] key in lowercase. The key worked fine yesterday, i didn't spill anything into my keyboard or anything like that and everything else works fine. The key works if i hold shift ,i get a capital N, if i use caps lock however it doesnt work either. But if i use caps lock and hold shift and press n, i finally get a lowercase [n]. But this is the only way to get it to work. Ive checked for windows and drivers updates. Both updated, restarted multiple times, tried toggling languages. Still doesnt work. If i make a new user account, it works perfectly on that account. So for some reason only on my account will [n] not register. Ive asked all my friends who are tech genius's and even they are confused on how this is possible.
Please help this is very frustrating due to the degree of impossibility.
 

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hi,
My ps2 just suddenly stopped working, it wasnt at all gradual and it just makes a lot of clicking/loud/grinding (not very nice!!) sounds! i tried the solution that involved rotating the white clog in my ps2 which just changed the sounds - at one position it doesn't make the sounds but then doesn't seem to be able to read any discs. i marked the original position so i've now returned it to its original state but i would be very grateful for any suggestions on how to solve the problem!! (i've also tried cleaning the laser)
Cheers, Rich
 

A:ps2 suddenly stopped working

call sony and descirbe ur problem. chances are they may fix it for free
 

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I was using my pc and suddenly the electricity went down and after that my CPU is not working all other like(monitor, speaker,etc )are fine I am using windows 10 and my pc is 2 to 3 years old do u have any solutions
 

A:CPU suddenly stopped working

Does the computer brand logo or RAM counting screen show up when you power it on?
 

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That day suddenly my PC's USB ports stopped working. I tried all USB ports with deferent kinds of drives(pendirve, mobile, modem) but computer is not responding. I tried reinstalling my windows 7 but remains same. I also tried Ubuntu, Mint, Hirens Boot CD etc but no OS finds my any kind of USB disc. On windows 7 I tried uninstalling and installing USB drives manually but don't work. In the mean time today at dawn one of my USB modem started working(on Win7) but after some seconds it became like before.

Can anyone figure out which problem I'm facing? Is it related to my hardware?

A:Suddenly all USB ports stopped working on win 7

First place I would start would be update all primary drivers for your PC, what ever flavor you have, desktop/laptop. Go to that vendors website and download and install all the latest drivers. If you have add on specific hardware go to that vendors site for drivers.

The next thing I would do is to rule out any Virus's, malware, spyware and adware that my be lurking about your system. It's known that some of these nasties can and do corrupt system software and hardware.

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On a previously fine PC, I noticed the usb cable for my Palm Pilot had fallen out (so that's why I couldn't connect to it!)

So, I foolishly plugged the usb cable in. The screen froze, had to press reset to reboot.

On rebooting my ISDN adaptor had a cross on it, indicating it wasn't enabled, it was IMPOSSIBLE to restart it. So I deleted it in device manager......it wouldn't delete "the device has failed to respond in a timely fashion".

Then I realised all USB connected peripherals were not responding, ie isdn adaptor & printer! Everything I've tried has failed, switched ports, cables, nothing is detected when a usb cable is plugged in. So I was stuck with no internet connection, until I reinstalled my old PCI modem. Please guys, any advice would be much appreciated. I'm concerned something I did plugging that cable in has fried all my usb ports on my mobo

MB
 

A:All USB ports suddenly stopped working!

XP 1900+
Win XP
512 Mb RAM
100G W Digital HD
4 usb ports on ASUS A7V 266E Mobo

PS system restore hasn't helped, all usb still kaput!
 

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Hi everyone, I've been using a D-link DIR-615 router successfully to connect to the internet for about 7 weeks. Up until now, it was working perfectly, both wirelessly and wired. It's also using the latest firmware (4.00).

The internet status LED on the front of the router is orange instead of green. When accessing the admin panel, it shows a blank IP address so I believe it's having trouble getting an IP address from the modem.

I've tried rebooting it numerous times and still the internet light remains orange and it's not working. I've even tried restoring it to the factory settings but to no avail. The internet works fine if I connect to the modem directly so it's definately the router at fault.

Does anyone know why it would suddenly stop working after such a short time? I'm out of ideas.
 

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Hi,

I have a Sony Vaio running Windows 8.1 Pro.
I was on cs portable with a USB mouse and I pressed a few keys and the mouse stopped to work. It came up with the message that it was not recognized. I tried to uninstall the USB drivers, but had no luck. This problem has been going on for a few days. I tried other solutions but they didn't seem to work. The red LED light was on.

Any help is appreciated very much,

Ahmed Shauq

A:Mouse suddenly stopped working

Can you try another mouse?

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Wifi icon on system tray, wireless networks tab dissapeared suddenly disapeared and thus I can not connect. I think that happened just after I installed Ubuntu (9.04) on my pc in windows so I can dual boot. Wifi works ok in the ubuntu but in not in xp...

I have tried everything and read hundreds of posts in different forums but stil I couldn't find any solution.

I hope you can help me with this...

Thank you.

A:Wifi suddenly stopped working...

Hi and welcome to TSF!!!

Please check the device manager to see if the wireless device is still installed; make sure you do not have anything with an !, ?, or a red X next to it.

Check to see if your wireless service is running:
Click on START
Click on RUN
Type SERVICES.MSC
Click on OK
Locate the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service
Double click on it
Make sure it is set to START TYPE: Automatic
If the service is not running, please click on START to start the service.

Thanks!

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I was just browsing the net when all of a sudden internet lost connection.
I am using Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition
I tried these solutions, but didn't work:
---reboot pc
---turn off the modem, wait 10 minutes and turn it back on
---ipconfig /release, /renew in admin mode
---built-in Windows troubleshooting
---updated drivers
---use different ethernet cables

I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works. I have tried wireless. It worked.
I have been using the connection for months and this is the first time it has happened.

Here is a screen shot of my ipconfig /all

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/200/64886220.png/
 

A:Ethernet suddenly stopped working.

I have tried wireless. It worked.Click to expand...

so your wireless works

can you explain the modem - make and model
why have you a modem if this is a college supplied network -
I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works.Click to expand...

the ipconfig /all shows various ips
169.233.26.22
169.233.27.254
192.168.1.1

You may want to try an open dns

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Google public DNS

Google public DNS
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/

Theres also a link on how to setup those DNS IP address
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html

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can you ping the following
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Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping 169.233.27.254
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping 192.168.1.1
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

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Hi everyone,

Big problem is at hand, all my games have stopped working under Vista Home Premium.
One game runs only but with physics glitches and slowdown issues, thats Crysis.

I noticed this when I wanted to play Racedriver Grid, and it wouldn't start. So I thought maybe the game needs to be reinstalled, but no it didnt work. I tried every patch, every fix that the techie's at Codemasters said, but no.
Then after not being able to fix it in about 3 hours I gave up and wanted to play something else. And that game didn't work either.

Now before anyone asks, what I installed....nothing. No driver updates, no anti-virus, the machine isn't even connected to the internet. And one night I was playing and the next morning nothing worked.
All the games are in the processes list but they seem to be idle, they always have the same size in the memory and the same CPU usage percent.
Please help, if anyone encountered this problem.

Thanks

My machine is a:
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi3845
Intel Quad Core 2,4
4GB DDR2 RAM
Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT
Vista Home Premium
 

A:HELP, all my games stopped working suddenly!

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Okay, I've got a ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen and it's touchscreen & pen have randomly stopped working. I've tried the following: - Check device manager (hidden devices; nothing. can't find any drivers.)- Windows 10 reinstall I've uninstalled the drivers in hopes for them to be reinstalled after I restart, but now they're gone. I suspect this to be an issue with the hardware itself, maybe a loose connection or something? Also in settings, it says that "No pen or touch input is available for this display", which is clearly wrong as I was using it perfectly fine the day before. It would be hugely appreciated if someone could help, and how to fix it. 

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I'm in a tight spot here as this is a charity's main pc. I'll get the full setup when I'm back the this morning however here's the basics.
Windows 10 on a hp small form factor pc, Nvidia graphics card and a usb VGA graphics card. The two ports on the Nvidia card are display port, one runs a monitor, the other a projector. The usb runs a wall hung monitor. All have been working perfectly until last night when a child decided to pull everything out the back of the pc. Now I cannot get the projector working again. I don't know what's happened, I've done the driver reinstall and that didn't really do anything. I'm at a total lots and this pc needs to be working by 6 tonight. Help me!
 

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Okay yesterday I was just playing games and stuff like usual and my computer froze up so I held in the power button and then restarted like normal and I got to windows and it said some kind of help file was missing, So I thought it wasen't such a big deal and pressed ok two times, because it popped up twice, and for soem reason none of my programs could connect to the internet... whats wrong? Needing help badly here, please.

Btw the error message says: The WS2_32.DLL is linked to missing export WS2HELP.DLL:WahEnableIFSHandleSupport

Also I'm runnin Win98SE so I can't do a roll back
 

A:Internet suddenly stopped working, help please =[

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Hi,

My father's broadband was working fine until a week ago. He is with Post Office broadband. He complained that it was not fetching pages. here is what i have seen and done:

1: His pc would not fetch pages in any browser, IE, firefox, Chrome.
2: Ping works fine, nslookup is fine, telnet is fine. netstat shows that connection is established to google, etc.
3: i reset his router and every now and again i could fetch a page or two very quickly before it ground to a halt again, i.e all browsers state that they connect and that they are requesting data, but just hangs.
4: I assumed his pc at fault so tried my laptop, exactly the same behaviour - wired and wireless.
5: I tried another router (that definetly works), same behaviour.
6: have tried opendns addresses, same behaviour.
7: spend hours on the phone to Post office tech support, they say the line checks out fine, fast, no noise, etc.. they say that there must be a problem with his wiring and that they will not send out an engineer. I have tried turning his router off for some hours then leaving in the master socket to no avail.
8: taken all other phones/sky out of other sockets, changed filters.

the pc's i have tried both run xp, i am yet to try a live linux distro. his router is a zyxel, my router is a bt issue router (sorry i don't have models with me i'm not at home).

As i said above his broadband was all working fine then one day it stopped. They insist that it is a problem at his end not theirs.... Read more

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX, running Norton Internet Security and firewall through Windows 7. I sucessfully installed new Wireless LAN and Lightscribe system software several days ago, along with the Live Essentials, Realtek and Windows 7 Updates.

Everything was operating correctly yesterday, but when I booted up my computer today my wireless mouse refused to work. After trying a fix involving a USB stick, I realized that none of my USB ports work. The ports light up when I restart, until Windows 7 finishes logging in, and once it begins the drivers refuse to work. Is it because of the recent updates? Because I cleaned up my back-up copies? Any help will be apprecited!

A:USB Ports Have suddenly stopped working...

Have you tried disabling and re-enabling all of your USB controllers and ports in Device Manager?

If you don't know how to do get there...
Start menu > Right click on Computer > Manage > Device Manager

Moreover, to disable USB ports, go to the Universal Serial Bus Controllers button in the Device Manager. Right click each individual one and click disable. For each one. Then after each one is disabled, start from the top and do the same thing but click Enable this time. There are some dependencies in there sometimes that will disable more than one individual device, so be aware of that.

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Hi all,

I'm pretty sure this is a Win 7 issue as someone else I've spoken to at work has had pretty much the identical issue as I'm having now.

I had an issue with a USB printer, I kept getting a USB Device Not Recognised error, this was on my main pc, and also 2 different laptops, I was making sure it wasn't just my pc! Eventually after I completely unplugged my printer power, it came back on and the drivers installed with no problems.

But now this has given me another issue. Straight after that began working fine again, the right channel stopped working. If you turn the speakers up you can just about hear something, but it's so faint. I have checked my balance settings and they're all aligned correctly, so that isn't an issue. I've even reset my bios settings just in case. Nothing seems to work!

Any advice or help is gratefully appreciated!

Just for info: Mobo Asus P5K-Pro with Realtek onboard sound.

Cheers,

HJ

A:Right channel suddenly stopped working

Jus to check, make sure the plugs are all in tight. Especially any headphone jack type plugs, those have 3 connectors and if it is slightly popped out you can lose a channel.

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Today in the morning i noticed that my cd-rw drive and cd drive stopped working suddenly. They have been working for years and both do not read discs anymore. The trays open and close normally and they both show in the Device Manager and say they are working properly. This is what happens:

I open the CD-RW tray and put in a disc.
I close the tray.
Then on the drive I see the green light flash about 6 times (scanning).
Then the orange light comes on and flashes fast continuously.
Nothing happens and the light keeps flashing and does not stop until i take the cd out.
The drives do not read the disc and in the explorer it shows the drives with no disc in them.

I tried checking the IDE (ribbon) cables and they are all snug...I also checked the jumpers to make sure its set right...I tried uninstalling the drives from the device manager and nothing works.

someone help!!! ive tried many tech forums but they cant help!
 

A:cd drives stopped working suddenly

anyone?
 

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just few days ago my printer and webcam and iPod connected and worked perfectly fine. Suddenly non of them work anymore!

When i turn on my printer a msg pops up syaing "Unknown Device Not Recognized", same thing happens when i attempt using my webcam and plug in my iPod. But the thing is, my camera works! When i connected my Sony Digital camera to uploaded pictres, it worked! and it still works.

So why is it that my camera's the only device that will conenct to my computer?

Windows XP
 

A:USB ports suddenly stopped working!!

Tell us the brand and model of computer, whether a desktop or a laptop, and the location of the usb ports... whether front or back, or whether we are talking about a powered external hub, or a multimedia box in the middle of the computer which has a 9 in 1, 15 in 1, or similar memory card reader with USB ports.
Are the USB ports built into the case, or on a pci card slot on the back of the computer.
Generally, USB ports do not fail. There are a few times when they do because any electronics made with chips, thyristors, and printed circuits can fail. But USB ports are among the most rare of failures... except when you are using multiports.
On inexpensive USB connections, they all share one connector... If you have four or five ports on one connector to the motherboard, then those in use will reduce the power that is accessible on lower quality units.
 

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In my sounds and audio devices properties is show 'no audio device'
 
My Audio devices are as follows: 
AMD High Definition Audio DeviceRealtek High Definition Audio
 
In the Device Manger the sounds devices are showing but they have yellow exclamation marks next to them.
 
Any advice on what I should do ?
 
Thanks
 
 

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What exact computer model do you refer not working?

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hi all. not quite sure how it came about but my usb ports are not picking up any of my devices - ext hard drive, ext sound card etc. although the devices still light up as normal. there was new hardware trying to install itself the day this happened calling itself Human Interface Device with a load of numbers after it. i declined to install it but it still asks me if i want to start the install wizard after every reboot. i went into the usb 'bit' in the device manger, saw this human interface device at the end of the last usb and decided to delete it. this hasn't worked. anyone any ideas?
i use xp.
love to you all!!!
 

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Hello,  I have an Envy17 and yesterday the touchpad suddenly stopped. No warning no nothing. It was working fine and then I closed the laptop for a few (did not shut down all the way) and the next time I opened it (bout an hr later) the pad was dead. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, numerous re-boots and installing computer/windows updates. Still does  not work. Have tried to double click the opper corner in case it was accidentally turned off but still nothing. When you go into settings, it says it is working properly. Anything else I can try?  ThanksLacyayn

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It was working one day, and then the next it wasn't. I've tried all the common fixes, like checking to see if everything is plugged in correctly, looking in Device Manager to make sure the volume is up and there are no "mute" boxes checked. Device Manager says the card is in working order. All of that, but I'm getting no sound. I know the speakers work because I'm running the sound through a Pioneer receiver and when I set it on "tuner" I can hear sound. So that's not the issue.

I'm thinking it's some kind of driver conflict or something, but I haven't added any software lately, so I don't know why things would've changed.

The bottom line is, any help you could give me would be appreciated much.
 

A:Sound on my PC stopped working suddenly

It would be useful to know brand, model, OS, and age of computer.
Have you looked in the device manager for red, yellow, or black flags indicating a driver problem?
If you have driven your computer to high volume for very long you may have "burned out" the sound components. In that case, if you have on-board sound, you will need to install a PCI sound card.
 

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Hello,  I have an Envy17 and yesterday the touchpad suddenly stopped. No warning no nothing. It was working fine and then I closed the laptop for a few (did not shut down all the way) and the next time I opened it (bout an hr later) the pad was dead. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, numerous re-boots and installing computer/windows updates. Still does  not work. Have tried to double click the opper corner in case it was accidentally turned off but still nothing. When you go into settings, it says it is working properly. Anything else I can try?  ThanksLacyayn

A:touch pad suddenly stopped working

Need model number but have you tried going into F2 diagnostics and see if there is a pointer device test you can run from there. 

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So my router crashed earlier, but after it was restarted every device but my computer was able to reconnect, however my pc decided no, it wasn't going to work, it says that the ethernet connection is an "unidentified network". I've tried reinstalling drivers but I get nowhere nad I just don't get why the internet would just stop working out of nowhere like that?!! It's so frustrating!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. (running windows 10 of course)

A:Internet suddenly stopped working

Marvey, this worked for me one time.

In the Start Button, the top left of your screen shows the "hamburger." It looks like three lines. Click it and select Settings. From there, select Network and Internet. Make sure that you're actually connected.

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was a solution ever found for the g h and backspace key problem...past warranty worked fine last night

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Onboard Realtek HD audio on the Asus P6T board.

I noticed last night when I tried to play something the sound wasn't working anymore. It hadn't been restarted in a week, so I'm not sure what could have caused that.

I have ensured playback devices are enabled and I have set both the 5.1 speakers and the C-Media USB headphone/mic audio device to default. Didn't make a difference, no sound coming out of the headphones or speakers.

In the Asus ExpressGate I can go to YouTube and my speakers work fine, so it's gotta have something to do with Windows.

I ran windows troubleshooting on Playing Audio and it says "Hardware changes might not have been detected" with a little yellow exclamation point and no other options but to close. It does say detected next to it though, so I'm not sure.

It happened all of a sudden, so I'm not sure what the deal is. I'm downloading the new Realtek audio drivers stickied at the top of this forum and hopefully that may make a difference.
I checked Device Manager in safe mode and it shows no little yellow exclamations indicating an issue. I cannot pull up Device Manager in regular mode, and I've tried to do a SFC /scannow which also doesn't work.

I also cannot get system restore point to open from the control panel, system, uninstall a program. So somethings farked up with Windows.

A:Sound Suddenly Stopped Working

Have you run an Anti-virus scan?

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I have a 3 monitors setup. One is plugged in via HDMI, one DVI and one DisplayPort. I just restarted my PC and the monitor with DisplayPort has stopped working. I tried restarting again, nothing. If I try to enable it in the display settings, the computer freezes for a few seconds, then I get an error that says "The display settings could not be saved."

Here's a video of the freeze thing; https://streamable.com/8gg8o

I tried unplugging all monitors but the DisplayPort one, but it still doesn't work. I tried unplugging and replugging, nothing. When I ONLY plugged the DisplayPort one, the monitor kept saying "DisplayPort: No signal" on and off and on and off. Any idea?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20190927102855.000000-300
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 1 Stepping 1, CPU Count: 16
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (114 GB Free); D: 931 GB (449 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING, ver Rev X.0x, s/n 170807935201670
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n System Serial Number
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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My sound was working earlier today. I was listening to music on youtube, and paused it in order to read something off a different website. When I went to re-play the song, my sound had suddenly stopped working.

I've tried system restore and updating drivers. Everything seems to be working correctly, but no sound will play. There are no errors in regards to the driver, card, or playing sounds.

However, when I go to the sound mixer and there is a sound playing, no green line will appear indicating volume. Same if I click on the mixer and adjust the volume.



Can anybody help me?
(Realtek HD)

Thanks.

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Hi,
Samething happened to me and I too have re-installed drivers. Difference I have is that I get message "C:Windows\system32\dssend.dll" and in Media player notice says "is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using original installation"...which I did but still the same. I also ger the dssend.dll message in some incoming e-mail stating picture is poor quality.....when it is not. All this happenned out of the blue, I had not installed any new programmes or devices. Anyone got any clues to resolve please.

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My touchpad seemed to work when I first started my laptop, but then it stopped as soon as programs started loading. I installed a driver from HP's website, and that didn't fix anything, even after I restarted my laptop. Any advice?

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Hi guys, I'm hoping somebody can help me out here...

The first thing I do after installing win 7 is apply the uxtheme patch. I've been running custom themes for a while, but yesterday decided to change the look of things. I applied a os x leopard type theme, it didn't work and now I've lost all desktop visual effects (transparency, themes, win+tab).

I run the diagnostic and it detects that 'Windows Desktop Manager is disabled' - so I think "Ok, I'll just go into services and re-enable it"... but it's GONE! How the hell can a service just remove it self?

So I run System Restore back to when I knew it was working, but still no damn transparency, that service or themes, just the default non-transparent Aero!

Could anyone help???

A:Aero just suddenly stopped working.

Type the word Aero, in search. Then click on fix problems etc..

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All the USB Ports were working just fine (two still are, the one with this keyboard and mouse plugged into it.. but I haven't UNPLUGGED them since this problem started so I'm NOT going to do that now, JUST IN CASE, those ports stop working too and then I have absolutely NO ACCESS to my computer at that point. ) and everything was how it normally was.  I had just plugged in a flash drive and removed data from that drive, unplugged it thru the eject button and I also had an external drive plugged in later and it worked and ejected just fine) and then OUT OF NOWHERE now it the USB ports REFUSE to work!
 
I'll plug in the device, I'll hear the NOISE on the computer that lets you know it's plugged in but then NOTHING happens and it does NOT get recognized in the My Computer/Devices folder!  I have tried ALL the available ports and NONE of them work!  I tried my devices on another computer and they work perfectly fine.  It's THIS computer!  And it's only a year and half old!!! And I bought it BRAND NEW!  
 
I NEED THESE PORTS TO WORK!!  It is how I TRANSFER my Family's Pictures from the camera and then I BACK THEM UP on an EXTERNAL DRIVE.  I was just about to DO THAT when everything went wonky.    This computer is like the HEART of the media for our Family and I can't have this happening!    I'm sooo UPSET right now!
 
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A:The USB Ports *SUDDENLY* Stopped Working in my De...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I am assuming that the two USB ports that are working are on the back of the computer.  That the two other back ones along with the front ones are not working.  Possibly there is a conflict with the hardware information stored in the CMOS which is preventing all the USB ports from working.  I would suggest you try clearing the CMOS to see if that will correct the problem you are having.  On page #26 of your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual show the location of the coin cell CMOS battery.  The battery's socket will either have a little tab to eject the battery or a slot in which you can use a small screw driver to lightly pry up the edge the battery.  With the machine unplugged remove the battery and press the power button for 15 seconds.  Then reinstall the battery, plug and then boot up the computer to see if the problem is resolved.  It is normal after clearing the CMOS to have to enter the time & date when the computer is booted  up.
 
The link below is for your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual. When working inside your system please follow all precautions and recommendations that are noted in the manual.
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/lenovo_h505-520-535_hmm_20130419.pdf

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My cd burner of unknown brand (came with my Gateway) has been working perfectly for the pasy 1 and a half years. This morning while loading up CDRWin to burn a cd I got a strange error -
(12) Error reading DosDevice information. Error = 122Click to expand...

Followed by
(40) The data area passed to a system call is too small.Click to expand...

And finally
Error: Unable to initialize the ASPI manager. ASPI initialization failureClick to expand...

. It then doesn't let me burn because it says it cannot detect a cd writer. The only change I made to my computer was installing Winamp 3.0. Device manager says everything is working ok, and cds can be read from the drive. I get similar errors in other burning programs and have reinstalled CDRWin just to make sure. Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:CD Burner suddenly stopped working

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The sound on my laptop stopped working suddenly . It had been working fine for about 1 year since I upgraded to Windows 10 .  It says "No output device is installed " under playback devices .But the IDT high definition Audio Codec shows up in Device Manager . If I tried to update driver, it fails . I can hear audio if I connect an external sound card , but not just regular headphones or from the laptop's speaker .When i tried Troubleshooting , it failed with the error code 0x80131018I have already tried all steps recommended by HP Support Assitant .Even tried Restting the laptop (all applications were deleted , but files restored) , but still no sound .

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We've got two PC's that are connected to the net, mine and my father's. I hadn't done anything to modify either hardware or software configurations, however, my Internet stopped working on my computer. My father's remains working. Putting it directly from the cable box to my PC works, changing the port in the back of the router does not, however my father's will work on any of them. Obviously the only thing left would be the cable connecting my network card to the router, however, I've tried another cord I had laying around (which was working the last I tried it) and it still doesn't work. I've tried ipconfig /release and /renew numerous times on the varying configurations that I've tried. No luck.

Any ideas? I don't really want to go out and buy another network cable if it won't work out for me either.
 

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Hello all,

A Few days ago my laptop stopped reading my 2 USB 2.0 Ports (I am using a Compaq Pressario v6000 Laptop with Vista Home Premium 32bit). I went to the Device Manager and updated, uninstalled, reinstalled, prayed to god yada yada the drivers with no luck. I also went back to a old restore point and no luck with that. My computer is fully updated and I have no other idea's what to do. I have read something about INF files but I am somewhat computer literate (enough to get me in trouble) but not enough to know about INF'S and what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advanced for your time.

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So a few months ago, I built the computer I'm currently using. Everything ran relatively smoothly up until a day or two ago, when the audio just stopped functioning. I've done just about everything I can think of, with both speakers and headphones. I've followed up on just about every lead i've managed to find online, but I'm still open to suggestions. To walk you through exactly what I was doing leading up to the problem: I was using my computer in my room, audio functioning perfectly. I power it off and unplug everything, and carry it to a room opposite to mine. I plug it in and set up my monitor, mouse and keyboard. Now, here's the unusual part. I plugged a phone line that was connected to my into the port on the back of my computer. I'd never done that before and to be honest I was curious. Nothing happened, and while I messed with some settings for a little bit, it was uneventful. I then powered the computer off, returned it to my room, and set everything back up. Before putting on my headphones, I received a popup notification from Razer Synapse, asking me If I wanted to use my settings from the cloud or my local settings. I selected Cloud. It was at this point that I noticed that my audio had ceased to work. When I plugged in my headphones, I could sometimes get 2-3 seconds of almost clear audio, but then it would cut out again. Since then, I've uninstalled, then re-installed Razer Synapse, but It made no difference and I'm not certain it's even related. I'm in the pro... Read more

A:Sound suddenly stopped working

 
"I plugged a phone line that was connected to my into the port on the back of my computer".

 
Where did you plug the phone line into and what was the other end connected to?
 
Do you have a telephone modem installed?
 
What Operating System are you running?
 
Check Device Manager for misconfigurations.
Remove the audio device driver and reboot the system, let Windows reinstall the driver.
 
Check Services make sure Windows Audio Service is set to Automatic and the service is Started.
 
Please download and run Speccy: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/
 
When Speccy completes click File > Publish Snapshot, click Yes to Proceed with Publish, Copy/Paste into your next post the link to your snapshot. This will save many questions about your system!
 
Please download MiniToolBox: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
Check the last 6 boxes and click Go
 
Please publish the resulys in your next post.
 
Best of luck and Please keep BC posted!

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