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everything stopped working, reformated drive no drivers left

Q: everything stopped working, reformated drive no drivers left

So one night I woke up and over night my computer upgraded to windows 10 after 4 weeks it crashed tried recovery but got message that i dont have a valid registration, tried to go back to windows eight and got the same message, tried to be sneaky and override new windowss with old windows and the computer stopped working. Tried everything that the boot menu has to offer and got different nonsensical errors then it stopped booting alltogether, got a 3rd party bootdisk, got into command prompt and formated the hard drive and assigned it the letter c:Now when it boots get non system disk or disk error then the next message is error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. Ran the bios disk check says disk is fine.So How do I continue? I have a second PC to down things. @.nd question Computer came preinstalled managed before formating to get the orginal windows license number. How to I get everything i need to reinstall windows 8.Thanks everyone and remember I am not the savvy with computers.

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Preferred Solution: everything stopped working, reformated drive no drivers left

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.)

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I rebooted my laptop after windows defender found malware, and after that, the left ctrl key stopped working, but the right one is still operational. I can ctrl+c and all that stuff with the right ctrl key, but there's no function whatsoever on the other one. The malware I'm talking about is called BrowserModifier:Win32/Prifou, just in case.

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I was playing a video game and the left speaker on my laptop just stopped working all of a sudden, I wasn't even sure it stopped working at first, but as i started turning around in the game i noticed the stereo being gone.  After about a week it turned on for a minute or so and stopped working again.  I tried messing with the balance in windows, nothing happens, i tried using AIMP and If i balance it to the left speaker the right one just becomes quieter. I'd appreciate any help, thank you.

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I hope this topic is in the correct forum.

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 which was brand new when purchased at the end of December. I was using it fine until yesterday, when I went to click the IE shortcut and noticed it wasn't working. Everything else works (hover, point, scroll) just the left click button has stopped functioning. The mouse is clean.

Does anyone have any ideas what may be wrong and how to fix it?

Thanks!
 

A:The left click button just stopped working...? Help?

Hi and welcome

Maybre try some of these suggestions? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321122
 

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My 7 year old son was playing on Roblox (internet) and all of the sudden the mouse stopped working. "He didn't do anything" he says but trying to get the left mouse button to work is impossible. I have gone into the control panel and changed the settings so that the right button acts like the left, but this still isn't good because now I don't have a right button feature anymore. I try to change it back and then the left doesn't work at all.

I did a system restore to this morning and the problem is still there. There are no new add ins in internet explorer from today either.

HELP!!
 

A:left mouse button stopped working

Try a different mouse
 

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hello all,i am having an issue with touchpad clicks on my X1 Yoga and wanted to see if there is anything i can do to fix it myself.The issue is with physical clicks on the left and right sides of the touchpad, it was working up until few days ago and suddenly stopped. I can stil use these areas for touch, but since clicks are not working, i am forced to use physical buttons above the touchpad.is there anything i can do to fix the problem? Anyone knows what this could be? thank you!

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Hey guys, im having some trouble with starting Left 4 dead 2 on steam, whenever I do so it always gets to the loading screen and crashes with an error message apppearing saying "Left4dead2.exe has stopped working" Ive tried reinstalling it again 3 times but still no luck
I am running a 32-bit windows vista homepremium with 3.00 gb of ram nd 2ghz.

I have run the game before using my graphics card intel 965(R) express chipset family I dont know why it doesnt work now please help!
 

A:Left 4 dead 2 has stopped working crash to desktop

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I can no longer scroll by pressing the left and right buttons above my left click button. It was working fine until one day it just stopped doing anything. Any solutions?

Thanks
-Lewis

A:Tecra 9100 - scrolling stopped working on the left and right buttons

Why you don?t try to configure the touchpad settings again.
Did you check the settings in the control panel -> mouse ???
There should be a option and some touchpad properties which could be changed.

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Well... Thats about it. My left click was working and then all of a sudden. BANG. stopped. Moving the mouse with the touchpad and using the mousepad to left click still works as does the right click button on the touchpad. Any solutions?

A:Left Mouse Click on Laptop Touchpad stopped working

I assume you have checked your settings in Control Panel > Mouse Properties?

It will save a lot of time if you can determine whether this is a hardware problem or a software problem.
Try this: Download a copy of UBUNTU. Put this on a USB stick. Boot from the USB stick and choose to Run The Program (you do not need to install it on your hard drive). Then check to see if the mousepad works OK in UBUNTU. If it does then it is a Windows/Software problem. If it doesn't then it is a defective mousepad.

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I'm creating this post just fyi should it help anyone else with this problem. Here's what I tried and, at least in my case, how i solved a "mouse left click doesn't work" problem

I have a Logitech wireless laser mouse and use rechargeable AA batteries. The other morning i powered on my computer as usual and tried using my Logitech wireless mouse but left click didn't work (although rt click and mouse movement continued working just fine)

Things i first tried that didn't help:
> Reinstalling Logitech Setpoint and mouse drivers
> Reinstalling Logitech USB transceiver firmware
> Pressing the "reconnect" button on the USB transceiver to reconnect transceiver to wireless mouse
> Changed the mouse batteries a couple times and also tried recently recharged batteries

Then i had a hunch (well, it was really more of a last ditch hopeful guess - but it seems to have worked!)
I removed the batteries and let the mouse sit overnight without any battery inside it. When i put batteries back in the next morning, the mouse has been working fine again ever since. Go figure :stickout:
 

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

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

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I had this computer reformated for the kids and now its not reading the drivers.

I need to install drivers for the Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, and SM Bus Controller it says.
And I have no idea where to find them, if anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it..

AMD Athlon XP 2200
1.8 GHZ
512 MB of Ram

Not sure if I need any more information - really know nothing about this stuff.
Thanks
Wendy
 

A:Solved: Help, Kids computer not reading drivers after I had it reformated

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So when I attempt to Open an Audio file I get this error message:

"Bad Directsound Driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error Code: 80070057"

My sound drivers were working just fine yesterday and the day before that, but now all of a sudden they don't?
 

A:Sound drivers stopped working, need help.

Are there any items/devices with yellow exclamation marks in the device manager ?
 

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heres my problem - most of my hardware has decided to stop working, this consists of my , cd-writer, dvd drive, sound card,webcam, game controllers-these are the known problems. i think these problems occured after downloading an update from microsoft, but i cant remember the name of the update.
is there a way to delete previously dowloaded and installed updates, iam really stuck. i have found the update and deleted it

i go into device manager and next to the above listed hardware components it says cannot find drivers- i dont why it says this,these drivers have not been deleted manually?

all day my pc was on while i was out, i got home it worked fine, my pc has been workin fine for ages! now all of a sudden all my hardware is not working.

does anyone know where i should start? :wave: :blackeye:
 

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When I plug in my USB Keyboard (Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000), an "Unknown device" shows up in Device Manager:



Occassionaly the keyboard is showed correctly as "Comfort Curve 2000" but still with this yellow triangle. When I uninstall "unknown device" and plug in keyboard, this shows up:



The keyboard was working perfectly before 15 February. During 15-24 February period I didn't use it at all, and today (25 February) it doesn't work. During this time I installed drivers to pciexpress usb 3.0 and a couple of windows updates. I uninstalled them both, but still no luck.

The keyboard works both in BIOS and other computers, so both USB port and the keyboard are fine. I once managed to use it in Windows after restart (not sure how) but it stopped working after a couple of minutes (perhaps it tried to find "better" drivers?).

I don't care if it'll be recognized as Microsoft Keyboard, generic USB keyboard driver would be just fine, but choosing it from drivers list doesn't help.

I tried to remove all keyboard-related devices from Device manager and rebooting.

How would you go about it? Note: I don't have any restore points.

A:USB Keyboard stopped working, but only in Windows - drivers?

Hi there .. Have you tried to Install the Driver for the Keyboard ...

Software Downloads: Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000

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Hi,
 
Everytime I load up my flight simulator I get this message about 11 minutes after tits loaded. MY screen goes black and crashes my game.
 
It says
 
"DISPLAY DRIVERS STOPPED WORKING AND RECOVERED"
Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Drover, Version368.81 sropped responding and has succesfully recovered.
 
 
I use a GTX 460 v2.
 
 
Any help please?
 
 

A:DISPLAY DRIVERS STOPPED WORKING AND RECOVERED (PLEASE HELP

@ellery21
To assist you in troubleshooting your issue, please refer to the following link
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2665946
 
Best regards and Please Keep BC Community Posted
 
Old Rocker

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I made the mistake of leaving windows update on automatic. When i left it audio was working fine, during the night it updated and i lost the ability to detect my on board audio.

ok here is a list of what i have already done so far, not in any sequence other than what i could remember. I also have tested after each change.

Installed all non-directly audio related Motherboard drivers
Installed realtek HD audio drivers
Installed Microsoft UAA driver
Installed AC97 audio drivers
Checked bios to make sure was enabled
Checked seveices.msc to make sure was active
Applied the updated KB888111 update (UAA driver) from microsoft
Uninstalled SP3
reinstalled SP3
removed all removable devices from device manager and redetected
Tried to add devices manually (ac97 / uaa)

As it stands atm i have no conflicts device manager (no (!)'s )

on board sound is enabled in bios

when I tried add ac97 / uaa drivers manually the dont auto detect and when I navigate to them via the have disk button, i am able to find the INF file but once i select it, the device list is blank. ( It is worth noting that although i was unable to add any devices i can change the realtek drivers to the AC97/UAA driver but in both casses return an error 10 (failed to start) in device manager. So i can atleast be sure they are on the system).

In the divice manager list there are the following devices under the audio tab:
Audio codecs
legacy audio drivers
Legacy video capture devices
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I have an external USB DVD-RW drive. It was working completely fine, until a few days ago when it suddenly vanished, apropos of nothing, from the list of available drives. Rebooting does nothing to solve this problem, and I can confirm that it still works just fine on other machines. In the device manager, I have the following error: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) {Unable to Load Device Driver} %hs device driver could not be loaded. Error Status was 0x%x.

Attempting to uninstall the device driver and re-install it does absolutely nothing and takes a flat 0.5, which makes me think that it's not even trying. I've Googled this problem and no, Toshiba (the manufacturer of my drive) do not offer standalone drivers; you can only use the GenCDRom drivers available in the Windows database. So I'm completely out of options, as far as I can tell. Short of reinstalling Windows, what on Earth can I do?

A:DVD stopped working, now it claims no drivers for it exist.

* Try replacing the USB cable

* Try connecting the dvd drive to a different usb port, and

* Disable firewall in your system and try this link to download the drivers for Toshiba DVD external USB DVD-RW drive

Download Toshiba DVD-ROM/RW driver for Windows 7, 8, XP
Regards
Dolphin365

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Hello there,

I have been searching all over the internet for an answer to this and i read up that this site would probably give me some more help on this topic.

I recently updated my video card and my PSU. Now after i installed them both, everything seemed fine (i can surf the web, watch videos) until i tried to play any game. I could play the game for maybe 40 seconds and then my screen would black out and come back displaying this message. I have also had it freeze up with a screen of grey vertical bars as well.

I have tried several things so far to fix this:

1. i have updated my video card, BIOS, and chipset drivers.

2. i have ran driver sweeper to get rid of any existing data of my old video cards.

3. I have checked the temperatures and voltages of my hardware. [which you can see by checking here: http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/liljjbjrx/Stuff/Afteragametemp.jpg ]

I currently have a HP Pavilion Elite m9350f (link: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01469329 )

Which i switched out the nvidia GPU for a XFX Radeon HD 6790 (link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150564 )
I also switch out the PSU for a Corsair GS600 series [600W]

So what else could i do to fix this problem? i am running out of ideas here

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i built a vista machine a few weeks ago and everything was working fine....until today my dvd rom wasnt reading a disk so i turned on the usb dvd burner and and it wouldnt read on there either.....so i rebooted and tried a different disc, they didnt read either...so i checked device manager and they had the error icon on it....so i uninstalled them and rescanned and vista kept trying to install the drivers but they kept failing everytime i tried....i can still boot windows from the drive so it has to be a windows issue no? please help.

(sorry i posted this in vista by accident not sure how to delete it, not sure which is appropriate for this problem.)
 

A:DVD Burner stopped working and drivers keep failing to load

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Hello, recently my computer has been crashing to a desktop without any of my icons, or when the disc drive trys to burn something. So i tried to do a system restore and all that happened was my Audio stopped working as well as my mouse. Ive managed to fix the mouse, have run a virus scan and presumably cleaned whatever the problem is, yet i still cant install drivers for my realtek audio, nvidia hd audio and my DVD burner. Ive tried installing in safe mode, uninstalling/disabling the drivers. My windows updater seems to be screwed up as well since i cannoy manually activate it. Any suggestions?

A:Mouse/Audio/Disc Drivers stopped working

There are no drivers required for any optical drives including your DVD burner. They are provided by the Windows OS.
Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, do you have any devices with Yellow flags? If so, these devices need drivers installed.
What is the make and model# of your computer? Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your make and model# or your service tag # and download the Chipset driver first and any other drivers you need from the Device Manager.
If your computer boots to a blank desktop with no icons, then press CTRL+ALT+DEL and start the Task Manager. Go up to File/New Task (Run...) and type in explorer.exe and press enter. This should bring back your icons.
If you have a desktop, go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and reboot the computer. Check Disk will start at next bootup and go through 5 stages. It will take a while. It should repair any problems.

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Hi!I see there are a lot of questions regarding the Radeon Video Display drivers.Anyone else experience this:After the latest patching of the Radeon video drivers last week (12th. of August) my screen turned black. If I try to reboot the display freeze after about 15 seconds - during the boot process (with the dots going around under the HP logo!) It took some time before I realized what was wrong, so I completely reinstalled the Windows 10 OS twice. So this is what happens:- I completely wipe the HD with a new Windows 10 installation.- I get a notification that the Radeon video driveres is not optimal.- And after about 20-30 minutes the screen goes black.- If I try to reboot, the machine is stuck on the HP logo with the dots going around! I did this procedure twice before I understood that nothing is actually wrong with the computer.The second time I managed to change the boot procedure so I could press F8 and push the machine into Safe boot. So now the goal is to find correct drivers, and downgrade in Safe mode. Anyone tried that? Is there a trick, maby download the drivers on another machine and bring them over using a USB stick? Kind regards,Jarle 

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So I got a headset and it worked perfectly. (Trust me I dont know what it is so dont ask) I downloaded the game Just cause 2 from steam and had some audio problems with it. A solution was to reinstall audio drivers. So I did... And this worked fixing the games audio issue. I was going to start live streaming when I realized oh hey they cant hear me. SO I looked all over the internet for solutions and none of them work. In device manger I saw that I have NVIDIA High Definition Audio AND Realtek High definition Audio. I looked to see if either one needed updates and nope. I have a windows 7 computer so if you can help me with this that would be great. My microphone is not broken because i pluged it into my ipod and did a test it works (I have a high quality mic and you can tell the difference between my mic and the build in ipod touch mic.) Please help me with this! If you need any more info please ask. I am seriously about to just throw my computer our the window because of how annoying this issue is. I have looked around and none of the things I have tried worked.
 

A:Microphone stopped working after reinstalling Audio Drivers.

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Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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Hello everyone,

I have been trying to fix this random problem on my computer and I haven't been able to find any solution .

The only explanation that I can find is that startup got interrupted and something got screwed there, I haven't changed anything to the computer, no recent updates.

My computer:

QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267) 2GB RAM VISTA64

Motherboard: Intel Dragontail Peak DP35DP (2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)

NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (512 MB)

Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-2]


I tried:

- Reinstalling the drivers from the CD, it tries to install, and then says the device isn't present.
- Donloading drivers from Intel, same.
- Enabling, disabling on the BIOS, doesn't make a difference.
- Device manager doesn't even list any audio devices, when prompted to detect, can't find any. System info cannot detect any either, but Everest tools does detect it.

I would appreciate any help... this is a strange situation because I had the same happening on an HP laptop, no solution there either.

Would a different OS make a difference?
I am also thinking about buying a cheap PCI sound card, would that fix my problem?

Thank you in advance!
 

A:Onboard soundcard stopped working, drivers won't install

Ah, I had a similar problem once and nothing seemed to work.

In the end I convinced myself that it's time to format my HDD and reinstall my OS anyhow. lol
 

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i built a vista machine a few weeks ago and everything was working fine....until today my dvd rom wasnt reading a disk so i turned on the usb dvd burner and and it wouldnt read on there either.....so i rebooted and tried a different disc, they didnt read either...so i checked device manager and they had the error icon on it....so i uninstalled them and rescanned and vista kept trying to install the drivers but they kept failing everytime i tried....i can still boot windows from the drive so it has to be a windows issue no? please help.
 

A:DVD Burner stopped working and drivers keep failing to load

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About three hours ago I tried printing from Word to my Canon MP530, which has been working just fine since I switched from XP to Win7 in mid-December. I got an error saying that there were no drivers installed.

I tried the Windows Update method to reinstall them - that failed. I went to Canon's site and got the current x64 version of the driver. That supposedly installed, but when I try to print anything including the test page I see 'printer not responding' in the print queue window.

In the Devices & Printers window it tells me I need to troubleshoot it. Running the troubleshooter tells me there's nothing wrong with it.

I tried removing and reinstalling the printer with the same results, also trying the new drivers.

I just got the firmware upgrade from Canon and have installed that; that didn't help either. It still wants me to troubleshoot it, and that has the same results.

Please help me. I really need to get some work done today, and I really need my printer to be working.

A:Canon MP530 printer stopped working, no drivers?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kanjigirl


About three hours ago I tried printing from Word to my Canon MP530, which has been working just fine since I switched from XP to Win7 in mid-December. I got an error saying that there were no drivers installed.

I tried the Windows Update method to reinstall them - that failed. I went to Canon's site and got the current x64 version of the driver. That supposedly installed, but when I try to print anything including the test page I see 'printer not responding' in the print queue window.

In the Devices & Printers window it tells me I need to troubleshoot it. Running the troubleshooter tells me there's nothing wrong with it.

I tried removing and reinstalling the printer with the same results, also trying the new drivers.

I just got the firmware upgrade from Canon and have installed that; that didn't help either. It still wants me to troubleshoot it, and that has the same results.

Please help me. I really need to get some work done today, and I really need my printer to be working.


If it just stopped working like that, do not discount the possiblity that it may be time for a new printer.

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I just reformated my laptop, and on the initial start up, it dident prompt me to seach for new hardware or drivers installed, i noticed my sound wasent working, i checked in the controle pannel sound propertys for the sound devices and it is showing they are properly installed and recognized. I am running Windows XP Pro.

Thank you for your assistance
 

A:Just Reformated, sound devices not working.

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Hello Ive been here before to fix my stuff but i cant find my this time since i just signed up i'll tell u my specs.

Windows 7 Ultamite x64bit
AMD x2 Dual Core processor +6000
3GB's of RAM
Asus Motherboard (M2N E SLI)
ATI 4890 Video Card

Now last night i was playing World of Warcraft and Using a Voice over ip (Ventrilo) and then all the sudden it Stopped working and it was telling me that my "Multimedia Audio Controller Driver" is not working so i go and download one and when i try to install it. It tells me that it cant so i spend the next 30 Mins Confused and i figured that i would Reformat my PC then try it again, This being the case ive just installed all my drivers and all that craptastic stuff. So I load up the Sound Recorder and hope that it finally Fixed my problem and turns out it hasn't so i sit there fairly angry not knowing were to turn next. Is My bluit in soundcard busted? what can i do to fix this becuase i would really like to use my $ 120 microphone again
 

A:Just reformated (Multimedia Audio Controller not working)

It could be a great idea to give us info about your soundcard also else we cant do much....
 

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just reformatted my computer and my graphics card is messed up somehow. it's not as "clear" as before. when i try to play starcraft 2 it saids, "The videocard is not accessible because no display drivers are installed, another 3D application has exclusive access or the machine was locked. Please close any 3D applications or games and try starting StarCraft II again. Rebooting your system may also unlock the videocard. If the problem persists, for more information consult our support website." It was once of the clues that something was up. I installed the driver and the catalyst but don't think that's helping. when i go to device mangers there's an exclamation mark on my card. I googled this up and they told me to go to BIOS and switch it to PEG, so the motherboard can activate the graphics card but i do not see an option for that in my BIOS. is the windows 7 bios different? I'm going to post some images that popped up.

asus eah5770
AMD phenom II(x6)1055T processor 2.80 GHZ
4.00 GB ram
64-bit OS
1TB hardrive
http://img703.imageshack.us/i/56407603.png/
http://img96.imageshack.us/i/40103995.png/

pleas help, thanks

A:reformated computer, graphics card not working.

The BIOS are on a chip on the mobo and basically independent of the OS.If your PC is a self-built what is the make and model of the mobo. If it is bought off of the shelf what is the make and model of it?

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Hi
I'm running Windows 7 64bit on a new Asus N61v laptop with Atheros networking card. Everything was working fine but lately I've had some problems with the wireless network dropping out. Today my wireless stopped working entirely. I logged on to the quick browser profile I had and the wireless worked fine, but whenever I switched back to my main administrator account the wireless adapter wouldn't enable and kept saying no wireless networks available. The switch on the side did nothing at all, nor did enabling it via networking or the keyboard hotkey. After a while bluetooth stopped working too. I could connect to my router via ethernet cable, and went into device manager to update my drivers. I selected my network card and checked for driver updates via windows. It didn't work. So someone suggested I try system restore. I restored my laptop to June 2nd. It didn't fix the wireless adapter. I went back to device manager to reinstall drivers but I accidently hit "driver rollback", that's when my computer restarted and the BSOD appeared. Now I can only avoid the BSOD by restarting in safe mode WITHOUT networking.

Here's the BSOD

[top of screen cut off]
to your computer.

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

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A:Wireless Adapter stopped working, attempted to install drivers and now... BSOD

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I'm using Windows xp sp2 and a couple of days ago I tried to copy a wav music track from a cd in my cd drive onto one of my hard drives(not the hard drive with windows on it) it gave a message saying unable to complete due to hardware connection being interrupted
since then the Cd drive and Harddrive I was copying too work only intermittently and for a short time. If you try and copy anything too or from the drive it will start working and then stop.
I think this is a virus problem but aren't completely sure as I've run spyware doctor which found a couple of viruses, but the problem continues despite removing them
thanks. hope someone can help

A:Hard drive and cd drive stopped working after file transfer

I'm not a 100% sure but I'm suspecting you power supply. Anybody else go a thought?

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Hello,Today I updated my Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Gen with the latest drivers recommended by Lenovo Vantage program, as well as the latest Windows 10 Pro updates. After conducting those updates, I can no longer sign in using the Fingerprint sensor.When I open the Device Manager to check the status of the Biometric Device driver, it shows the following message: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"The sign in option using the fingerprint does not even show up in the Windows settings for Sign In. Things I have already tried:1) Update the driver through the Device Manager 2) Download and reinstall the fingerpring driver from the Lenovo drivers website3) Reset fingerprint settings in the BIOS and making sure it is enabled4) Change configuration in "gpedit.msc" -> computer configuration -> administrative templates -> windows components -> biometrics -> allow the use of biometrics and allow users to log on using biometrics set to enabled None of the 4 attempts above solved the problem.Can anyone please provide any solution for this case? It looks like a lot of people have been experiencing this issue and no one from Lenovo provided a clear and definitive solution. The latest drivers must have bugs and, in my opinion, Lenovo must stop distributing them until this issue is fixed. Thank you very much.Best.  

A:Fingerprint stopped working after latest Drivers and Windows updates (Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th gen)

I know you have a X1 carbon and not T570 but did you see the below post from a Lenovo employee?  Specifically the part about SGX?  It fixed my problem on my TP25.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T570-Fingerprint-stopped-to-work-after-d...
 
Hope this helps

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Haven't been here in a while, so I tried searching for solutions to this problem and couldn't quite find any that matched my situation. A few results came close but no cigar.

Anyway here's my problem: My DVD drive just won't read DVDs! It reads CDs just fine but just won't recognize DVDs. I've had this drive for a long time now and haven't really had a reason to try a DVD-ROM until recently since Elder Scrolls: Oblivion was released. All I can really add is that it WAS an e-machines desktop until I replaced the CPU, mobo, vid card, and RAM (long time ago). I've filled in my specs where they should be filled in so feel free to check em if you need to.

My second problem is that my CD R/RW drive suddenly stopped working after my sister burnt a CD. I was making one for her boyfriend immediately after and it just refused to work from there on.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
 

A:DVD Drive Reading CD but not DVD! CD R/RW Drive Suddenly Stopped Working!

lets troubleshoot:

- Update firmwares/drivers/Winupdates
- check teh media for physical damages (scratches etc)
- try burning with a CD-RW to test its not a bad CD batch you got
- disable all third party burning software (nero, roxio etc) and try test with WinXP's cd burning software
- open up the pc and check cables and such connected properly, reseat if needed
- try on another pc
- try this thread : http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=262352
- how long have you had it in service? it may have well died out...
 

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Hi
Ive just bought a Dell One 24 of eBay
It had a illegal copy of windows 7 on it so I upgraded it to windows 8 professional 64 bit
I keep getting this message saying (Display drivers nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 310.33 stopped working) the screen flickers on and of before this message is shown. And now its getting worse because its freezing all the time with a load buzzing noise.
The pc is a intell quad core 4gb ram NVidia 8600gt 500 GB Hard Drive with Bluray Player.
when I start the PC there are four beeps
Can Anybody Help?
Cheers
Adam
 

A:display drivers nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 310.33 stopped working

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Hello All. I'm new to the site, and after having been tasked to fix my girlfriends computer. I'm left scratching my head. I don't know what she or her son did to this machine but everything I have tried has not worked. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Machine - Dell Inspriron INSP1440

OS - Vista 32-bit SP2

Issues -

Cannot start internet browsers outside of safe mode. Every time I have tried I get an APPCRASH Error.

IE - Internet Explorer has stopped working.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Application Timestamp: 4d76255d
Fault Module Name: iexplore.exe
Fault Module Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d76255d
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 000026d1
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160


Firefox - Firefox has Stopped Working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: firefox.exe
Application Version: 13.0.1.4548
Application Timestamp: 4fda6075
Fault Module Name: ... Read more

A:APPCRASH When starting IE and Firefox, DNS Client Has Stopped Working, and Host Process (Rundll32) has stopped working Errors.

Here is the DNS client has stopped working error

DNS Client has stopped working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: svchost.exe_Dnscache
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918b89
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18327
Fault Module Timestamp: 4cb73436
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000250fb
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7373
Additional Information 2: 38d9ec761cde35dc7ff9a3014cbc1e9a
Additional Information 3: 007a
Additional Information 4: f2126b35ab5de9a1c961e83e18b5e24b

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It used to work fine, now it's stopped. I put a CD in the thingy and the computer won't read it. It says there's nothing in the drive. What do I do?
 

A:cd rom drive stopped working

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems
 

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I am running Windows 2000, my computer said that my disk was full, so I was deleting a bunch of music files Sunday night.

I must have deleted something else by accident because now my CD Drive will not recognize a CD, whether it be a audio or data CD.

I just keep getting the message: Please insert a disk into drive D:

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that has not worked at all. The Device Manager says: This device is working properly.

I am not a computer techie at all, so if you wouldn't mind giving me simple directions I would really appreciate it!

TIA~
 

A:CD-Drive stopped working ... help please!

Closing duplicate.

Reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=214123
 

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Recently my dvd drive has stopped working. The system recognizes the drive, it shows up, it spins when a disk is inserted, but it does not seem to recognize that the disk is there. Looking at the drive in Windows shows 0 files. This happens no matter what type of disk I insert, cd, dvd, music cd.

I've tried updating the drivers, says they are up to date. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drive, no change. I installed a cd drive from my old computer, same result. I bought a new dvd drive, same result. Cable connections checked.

I also tried updating the IDE Channel driver, and uninstalling and reinstalling. No change.

One thing that may or may not give a clue. If I leave a disk in the drive and then restart the computer, when it logs into Windows I can see the contents of the drive. The last time I tried that I was even able to run the game on that disk. However when I switch disks, or open and close the drive with the same disk, the problem returns.

I've searched the forums but haven't found anything else to try that may point to the problem.

OS = Windows XP

Suggestions?
 

A:CD/DVD drive stopped working

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My CD-RW drive stopped working several days ago, and Iím wondering whether itís something I can troubleshoot or whether itís beyond repair.

The drive tray opens and closes normally, but doesnít recognize the existence of a disk when one is inserted. There is no sound of the disk spinning up nor any other sign of activity. The drive is original equipment on an HP-753n desktop computer running Win XP 2002 SP3, purchased in 2003. Burner software is HP RecordNow by VERITAS.

Any advice is welcome. Thanks.
 

A:CD-RW drive stopped working

try this first

go to device manager and find drive uninstall it re boot

if issue continues http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems run that
 

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Well, i have an LG GDR-8163 16x DVD-ROM Drive. 2 days ago, it suddenly stopped working. It tries 2 read the disks, whether CDs or DVDs, makes clicking noises and then stops. I can't even use the cleaner CD-ROM coz it doesn't recognize any CD. It was working the night b4.What shud i do?
 

A:DVD-ROM Drive stopped working

Trust me on this, just buy a new one, I struggled so bad with mine when it broke that it's not even worth it. Just get yourself a new one, they're pretty cheap.
 

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My DVD/CD ROM drive has stopped working on me, a yellow exclaimation mark pops up in the device manager and it tells me that it cannot load the driver it is either corrupt or missing and try as I may I cannot find a new driver for it.
Also my I'm having the same problem with my SCSI/RAID host controller, my friend says that that is what controls my DVD/CD ROM drive. Same yellow exclaimation mark, same error message.

I already tried doing a system rollback but that didn't work.
I looked on the microsoft website, the emachines website (the computers manufacuter) and the properties box says the DVD/CD ROM drive is manufactered my standard CD ROM drives, which according to a google search is a fancy term for 'we don't know who built it' and the SCSI/RAID host controller says it was made by Unknown.

Anyway I hope you guys can help me.
 

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Hi Everyone, I am hoping that someone will be able to help me. I have recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit onto my computer. I have had no problem before today with my DVD drive. Now I have tried to use and it tells me there is an error and I should troubleshoot which I do. It then tells me that it cannot install the drivers for my pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216 drive and even my virtual disk drive is not working. I have tried uninstalling it and then restarting it just tells me that it is unable to install the drivers. I am at a loss at what I should do I really need to get the dvd drive up and running again. I looked on the pioneer website and there is nothing there to help me either.

Please help !!
Kim

A:Dvd Drive Stopped working

Hi Kimmey
Try this fix from Microsoft. It looks like your problem. I found on another site that this solved a problem exactly with the Pioneer DVR-216
let us know

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I have a Gateway GT5432 desktop computer and the dvd drive has suddenly stopped working. I have looked in the control panel under device manager and determined it is listed as HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H40N ATA Device. It was suggested that I uninstall the device and restart the computer to allow it to be found and install the driver. It did find the device but the error message that came up was 'Device driver was not successfully installed'. DVD Drive still not working...Running Vista Home Premuim OS. What can i try next?
 

A:dvd/cd drive has stopped working

When you say the "drive suddenly stopped working", what exactly do you mean, could you give a bit more detail?

Did you try the fix from Microsoft prior to uninstalling/reinstalling the drive?

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
 

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Hi,

I'm using Windows ME on reasonably good PC and my floppy drive refuses to work. I put a disk in (I've tried several different disks) and when I click on the A: drive in Windows Explorer theres no activity from the drive and Explorer freezes for a couple of minutes before telling me to "insert a disk into Drive A".
I'm pretty sure Windows recognises the drive as it appears in the 'Device Manager' and says its working normally.

Does anyone know what I can do about it?
 

A:My A: drive stopped working.

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Hi Guys! I'm in a serious trouble
A few weeks ago I dont know what happened when I tried to turn my computer ON it showed an error before loading windows, "BOOTMGR Image is corrupt, the system can not boot". I tried to install Windows from CD but it didn't read CD, then finally I managed to install windows from USB flash drive.
Now after I have installed Windows 7 my DVD ROM drive is not working, and it doesn't show any response when I insert CD or DVD, it just doesn't do anything, doesn't show any error. Please help me, I don't know what to do, should I install some kind of driver or something?
Please help me! I would be very grateful!

A:DVD ROM Drive Stopped Working

Hi
Is the drive shown in device manager? It could be that the drive has failed and needs to be replaced.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...drive_problems

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I'm using a ThinkPad T41p running Windows XP Professional. The part in question is a Toshiba SD-R9012 CD-R + DVD.

Suddenly the CD/DVD drive's not working. Can't play anything on it, can't burn anything. Windows knows its there but there's an exclamation point next to the CD in Device Manager.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. I've removed the drive from the computer and rebooted with and without it. When I ran the Access IBM onboard help stuff I got an error that said there was no driver for the CD-R.

When Windows scans for new hardware and tries to install the driver I get an error.
 

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My sony dvd drive (about a year old) has just randomly .. died i suppose. i havent ever burned any cds using it or anything. i pressed the eject button to try to put a game disk in (cos i wanted to play gears) and nothing happened, so i went to my computer and it was there. so i restarted and tried to eject again...nothing. i went to my computer, the icon for the drive has just disappeared. im puzzled at this it seems completely random. can anyone help me?
 

A:CD/DVD drive just stopped working

First thing I would do is shut down the computer, open the case and disconnect the drive's data cable. Leave its poawe cable connected. Turn on the computer and see if the drawer will open. If not, you probably have a dead drive.

Get back to us with your result.
 

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