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Hardware configuration question

Q: Hardware configuration question

I have a dell XPS 15 l502x which is supported by a 130W adapter. My adapter broke and I had to purchase a new one. well the question is that I received a 180W charger online (obv their mistake). Will it cause any damage to my Laptop as it is of higher watt than the normal one or can I continue to use it as it did not throw up any error when I plugged it in .

Looking forward to a response.
Thanks in Advance.

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A: Hardware configuration question

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you not use the 180W adapter as it might cause damages to the main board.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

Thank you in advance.

A:group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Read this
But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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Can anyone suggest a free online PC scan that will give me some detailed specs of the hardware I have in my PC? I'm particularly interested in the speed and ratings of my RAM modules.I've been trying the one at D-A-L but I can't seem to download the file - I keep getting an error.

A:Hardware Configuration

Benny, have you looked at our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps?There are several utilities listed under System InformationI'm partial to SIW and System Spec, but there are several others.

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I am using Windows xp with a Compaq presario 5050 and I really need some help with the way I should setup the hardware on my computer.

Recently I upgraded to windows xp from windows 98 I already had a video card that is compatible with windows xp so I had no problems.

Yet my problem is with my audio card because it is integrated with my computer and I don't have any available pci slots.

I have 2 pci slots which are both in use by an ethernet card for my cable modem and a video card.

I need to know what I could do to add a sound card.

Options I have found are buying an ethernet network card that goes into an ISA SLOT which my computer has 2 available.

Then buying a pci audio card to install in the pci I recently freed up.......OR.......................................trying the Creative Sound Blaster Extigy which connects into a USB port and my computer has 2 available USB's.......but I'm not sure if the sound blaster works without an already working sound card.

Thank you for any help.
 

A:hardware configuration help?????

Here is some info from the Creative Sound Blaster site for the Extigy model soundcard....I believe its pretty much a stand alone device....there is a manual to read, try that out. As a matter of fact, you may have to get into the BIOS and disable the onboard sound....are you sure the onboard is hosed??

http://www.americas.creative.com/support/specs/general.asp?Centric=224&sub=190 and, this, info about 3 types of soundcards....look to left, select "EXTERNAL" and so forth:

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/extigy/

This card is getting pretty good reviews. Here are system requirements, I think you pass:
http://www.soundblaster.com/products/extigy/system.asp
 

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What is the optimal configuration for a hard drive(7200), cd/rw, cd-rom? I currently have the hard drive alone on the primary. The cd/rw and cd-rom are master and slave (respectively) on the secondary. It seems to be slow if I copy a cd from one drive to the other, but it may just be me.
 

A:hardware configuration

If you plan on doing copying and burning from cdrom to burner I would move the cdrom to primary slave, leave the cdrw on the secondary, it will be faster as both devices will not be hogging the same ide channel.
 

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Hi,
How can I <b> determine </b>the entire <b> hardware conifguration </b> of a PC (RAM, HDD capacity, processor speed & type, even the graphics card type & its speed, memory etc etc etc) <b>using</b> just its <b> OS (Windows 98/2000/Me/XP) </b> and not using any downloadable tools....or asking the vendor

Thanks.
 

A:Determining hardware configuration

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I have recently done a clean install on my system with Windows 7 - OEM version - that I purchased. I installed a new 1 TB HD and placed the new OS on that drive - and created a slave drive with my OLD C drive - so I could transfer files, etc. over once the OS install was complete.

All went smoothly - but the OLD C drive now has bad sectors on it - and I wanted to remove it from my system (or at least disconnect it). I did this, but W7 would not boot up successfully since I had changed the install hardware setup. Now when I reboot, the system tries to fix the old drive (chkdsk, etc.) EVERY time...

Is there a way to be able to remove / disconnect this drive and still retain my OEM status? I know that mobo changes affect the licensing, but I am just removing a drive that I no longer need...as the system remains the same.

Any suggestions would be appreciated...thanks in advance!

A:Trying to change OEM hardware configuration

When you done your clean install, did you remove the old HD first?

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I have a wierd setup up at an office and I think the configuration is slowing things down. Any suggestions would be great. Here is my setup.

Let me know if something looks out of place or what.

Static IP #2 hosts a webserver and it seems as though there is issues forwarding ports to the 2nd router. Not sure.
 

A:Hardware Configuration Issues

It looks clean as a whistle .
 

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I have tried everything but everytime I boot up my computer I get this hardware configuration error any suggestions on what I should or can do?
 

A:Hardware configuration error

What operating system do you use, and what is the brand and model, or configuration of your computer. What tasks are you running when you get the hardware configuration error... or does it even boot.
Tell us as much as you can, so we can imagine what you are up against.
 

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Everytime i turn my cpu, my monitor doesnt turn. when it does, there are two options, and when i pick one, it says that there is a problem with the pc configuration and to check the manual..when i select the second, it works but my D drive doesnt appear but my C drive... how do i fix this problem? i've reformatted, checked for viruses, and checked for cd errors just in case, and i've deleted alot of files from my d drive..i am on my d drive (c drive appears too) but sometimes i can't..
 

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Whe i try to start into windows i get this error message.

Windows could not start because of a disk hardware configuration problem. could not read from selected boot disk check path and disk hardware. Check windows documentation about hardware disk conf. in hardware refrence mauals. Which i have no idea what any of that means. thanks for any help
 

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My school computer is busted and says windows could not start because of the hardware configuration! This only happend after I shut it down half way through an XP install. Then I added space to my main partition and delete the halfway through the install partition with Gparted. Please help!!!!! I need it for school by Thursday! My main os is 7 and could it be that's it's trying to go to the xp partion when my windows 7 is perfectly fine?

A:windows could not start because of the hardware configuration!

Do you have a restore partition on the computer? At bootup do you see a message to Press a certain key to enter Restore? Usually F11? Or you can boot off of a Windows 7 DVD and do a Startup Repair. Better yet take it back to your schools IT dept and have them fix it for you.

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So if you read my post from about a week ago I figured out how to have the hard drive boot first but I'm getting an error I can't fix. I've tried reinstalling windows numerous times.
This is the error message I get

Code:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
I'm using a GA-K8N ultra sli motherboard with a maxtor sata, 200 gigs. I tried installing a raid driver too.
I've also tried everything from this list http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314477 , even all the things combined.
They didn't do anything so can anyone help me?
 

A:Windows hardware configuration problem...

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I'm having a problem.
It started when I downloaded Windows xp(Home) onto a laptop (IBM ThinkPad) Well, I didnt realize at the time that I misplaced the product key, and when I got to that point in the downlkoad I could go no further. I found another windows xp version(Student and Teacher) that I did have a key for, but I couldnt stop the previous windows installation from restarting EVERY time it rebooted. It had windows xp (professional) on it when I began , but it was not working properly, hence the download. It is a used laptop and I dont have access to that original disk.
So I went searching on the web to find out how to stop it. Well, I am not too savy with the inner workings of a computer and took to trying anything to stop it, since nothing I was trying was working.
The last thing I tried was changing the boot.ini file and that has only made things worse!
Now, I am only getting the error message: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem..." I'm sure you know the rest. So it will reboot whenever I hit any button. I get the IBM screen with the F1 & F12 options then back to the error screen. NOTHING ELSE!
I've gone into BIOS and and tried every boot option, and none have worked. I'm completly lost at this point.
I cant get a command prompt, or any kind of access to the boot.ini file to change it back.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ladylaffsalot
 

A:Disk hardware configuration problem

It is a used laptop and I dont have access to that original disk.Click to expand...





I found another windows xp version(Student and Teacher) that I did have a key for,Click to expand...

You'll have to get into the BIOS, change the startup drive to CD/DVD, and boot from your Student/Teacher CD. Once you boot from the CD, you may (slight chance) be able to use the recovery console, but you're better off at this point to do a fresh install. You'll jusst have to go through the hassle of knowing which drivers you need (unless you know all the computer specs):slurp:
 

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"Hi,

I tried installing windows by the below steps,
1. I Inserted DVD in to the drive and I booted the machine,
2. I Pressed enter when it prompts "Boot from CD...."
3. "inspecting computer's hardware configuration..." appears, after that
I am getting a blank screen.
Can somebody help me explaining what is the problem and how to
troubeshoot the issue....".

Note:
I am able to install Fedora core 6 without any issues...

K.Karnan

A:inspecting computer's hardware configuration

welcome
try the minimum of hardware [basics only] with only 1 stick of ram for the initial install.

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Hello,
I created a couple of hardware profiles for windows xp. However during startup the Hardware Profile Configuration Menu does not appear. I know it stops at the menu, but the menu does not actually display, after 30 seconds it boots as normal. I know to tap the down key 3 times to get to my gaming hardware profile, but it would be sure nice to see the menu. I am not using any strange fonts for naming the profiles. I dont know what the problem is. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
computerpain
 

A:Hardware Profile Configuration Menu

Hmmm? Must be a corrupt registry or system file.

One thing you can try is going into properties of each profile and putting a check mark beside the option to always show the profile at startup. I don't know if that will fix the problem though!
 

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Hello I had to format the hard and I lost the drivers CD.I have downloaded the audio drivers from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-61506.html and installed it.However, the sound hardwars does not seem to work.The same happned when I tried to install drivers for Wireless hardware. (wireless connection only worked after I used Fujitsu Siemens drivers!!) Any help?  

A:Configuration of sound hardware and screen

did you install the drivers or simply unpack it? You have to install the drivers from your drivers folder under c:\ drive. 

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Hi,

I need to upgrade my current system to include:

2 new IDE hdds
1 DVD-RAM drive

I believe I need to purchase a new PCI IDE controller to allow me to add the above components. But, I do not know what exactly to ask for when I eventually hit up the nearby computer shop.

I also beleive I need a new power supply to accomodate the extra components i want to install. Currently my power suppy is a 320W one, and i'm positive there are no other extra outlets for me to use
.
My current system is as described below in my signature, with the following components left out:

1 - 40 GIG maxtor drive
1 - IOMEGA ZIP drive internal
1 - CD-ROM
1 - CD-RW

the above are all connected to the primary and secondary connectors, master and slave, so i know I have no room for any additions

I want to maintain my current setup (that means, I do not want to sub a CD-RW for the CD-ROM, etc..)
what should I buy first?? what sort of brands are good??

Zach.
 

A:Hardware configuration, recommendation and explanations

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My sister has a notebook from Dell. She has been trying to reformat her drive, but it will not except taking her CD that came from Dell for reinstalling software.

She is running Windows XP, and she continues to get an error as follows:

"Windows cannot start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem" also says "Could not read from the boot disk check boot path and disk hardware.

If there is anyone out there that has experienced this problem before, can you please write and let me know how to handle it for her? Would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
 

A:Disk Hardware Configuration Problem....

Is it set to boot from that device first ?
 

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I am running windows XP on a laptop but it stops loading when it gets to the microsoft logo (HDD stops working rather than computer hanging - scrolling bar still scrolling but HDD light stops)

I have started up in safe mode and it says that there is a problem with the configuration of the network hardware. I have tried restoring the computer to a previous setting but this stops working when it restarts at the same period it stopped working before

Please can you provide indepth info as my computer is running in Spanish (long story) and i dont speak a whole lot of spanish!
 

A:Network Hardware configuration error

Delete the network hardware from device manager while in safe mode and reboot.
 

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Hi all,

Never nice to have your first post as a problem, but I reckon I'll be spending a lot of time on here as there seems to be no end of good advice. Any help would be much appreciated!

First off my spec:

Gigabyte N650SLI -DS4L (can be found here: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140949)
Q6600 2.4Ghz G0 stepping (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131823)
Corsair RAM, 4x1 gig (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130429)
Inno3D 8800GT (G92) 512MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTVOut PCI-E Graphics card
Samsung spinpoint 500gig and an Antec Sonata case with 500watt psu.

Right,
After masses of problems with my Asus board (pre Gigabyte) and a faulty gigabyte board city link have finally found my house. Put everything together and start up the PC.

Problem 1:

"Warning: A new CPU detected & ROMSIP table has been updated accordingly."

I have no idea what this meant, might not even be a problem, but in any case I restarted as it told me and tried to go into the bios. All seemed fine. After messing about with my old xp harddrive and the USB mouse & keyboard support in the bios I decided to get on and install vista on the samsung.

A couple of times it hung right at the beginning of the install. I put this down to my crappy usb dvd drive but went to the bios and loaded the fail safe defaults. It installed all the way up to the 'completing installation' screen and then froze. Tried it again. same thing except this time half the screen went blank and had a colour ban... Read more

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Two months ago I posted on another thread that my son will be entering community college this fall (yeah, I'm old) and will be pursuing an A.A. degree in Digital Design and then move on to a 4 year institution. At the time I was researching and I am still researching but further along. The core courses he will be doing are Color & 2D Design, Graphic Design, Art with Computers, Web Graphics, Animation, and Web Page Design plus other art classes. In addition he will be doing the standard Word docs, surfing the net, term papers, etc.

I also know he must be able to run Adobe Flash CS5 and there will be animation software involved but I have not been able to find out anything else -- I've tried.

The central parameters I've tentively settled on for a laptop configuration are: 15.6" display no less than 1600x900 and if I can in Matte; either a Nvidia 540M or 520M video card (this will be an Optimus laptop) , 4 gigs of RAM, i7 2630QM processor (this is a quad core), a 320 GB harddrive @7200 rpm, and Windows 7 64.

Anyway, what I would like to know from you guys is this: In light of his course work is this "overkill"? Would the 520M suffice? Onboard graphics will work in some case but a) Intel's latest 3000 is meh and b) Nobody is offering the AMD Fusion 3850 with it's substantially better onboard graphics except HP in their dv6z series and I refuse to ever purchase another HP laptop ever again.

Input/suggestions please.

Thanks!
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A:Your input please: Hardware configuration for laptop

What is your budget?
 

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Our network admin is currently trying to find the hardware configuration/specs of all the servers. Between looking at the General tab of the Properties box on My Computer and msinfo32.exe, I can get all the information that I need on XP and 2K machines.

Is there a way to get this information on a Windows NT machine?
 

A:How to Find Hardware Configuration Specs on an NT Machine?

techgirl05 said:

Our network admin is currently trying to find the hardware configuration/specs of all the servers. Between looking at the General tab of the Properties box on My Computer and msinfo32.exe, I can get all the information that I need on XP and 2K machines.

Is there a way to get this information on a Windows NT machine?Click to expand...

try getting it from dxdiag.exe
 

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My computer has 3 monitors in NVIDIA surround configuration. I also have very special sound settings with my creative X-FI card that I want to use when gaming.

Long story short, I also have my television pluged in my system (pluged with HDMI and has to be disabled for NVIDIA Surround to work). And when I want to switch from desktop/gaming to television mode, I have to disable my NVIDIA Surround, and make a duplicate of my central monitor to my television. It sounds simple, but really each time it requires a few minutes of messing around because I don't get the good duplicate or what not. Also I need to re-configure my sound system from a headphone+buttkicker system. And then adjust my creative setting to go into my 5.1 system, with 3D surround, dolby etc..

Basically, each time I switch from my computer to the television, I need like 5minutes of configuration. Also changing all of these settings is way to complicated when I'm not home for my girlfriend to do that.

Yesterday I thought I had the brightess idea. I thought I could just create a new Windows user with different monitor configurations and different sound configuration. So when I'd be on desktop/gamming and wanted to go on the TV, I would just "Switch user"!

Thing is, those kind of hardware settings carry over different windows session... .

This is kinda annoying, I was wondering if perhaps you guys had any idea what I could do?

The only thing I can think of right now is having a dualbo... Read more

A:Need a solution for switching to different hardware configuration quickly.

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How do you tell on an x1 yoga 3rd gen if the hdr display hardware is present and if so how is it configured? I ask because i have a new x1 yoga 3rd gen i7-8650u device running current windows 10 rs5 insider slow [ 17713.1002 ] install and in dxdiag.exe | display | device panel there is a line item that says "HDR: Not Supported" but in all settings | system | display there is a "Windows HD color settings" option and if i click it under "Display capabilities" section it says "Play HDR games and apps   No" and then just below that it says "Stream HDR Video" and that is set to On.

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here's what happened...

i have windows7 and vista 64 on my SATA hd running perfectly until i re-installed xp sp2 on my spare IDE hd..

problem is when i boot my computer, it always runs on xp.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the SATA from the boot menu.. it always boots the IDE hd..

i tried to disconnect the IDE drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the SATA hd.. instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

below is a screenshot of my disk management.. (taken from xp)

you can see in the image that the xp drive is the boot drive..

is there any procedure or steps i can do to be able to boot my SATA hd?

can anyone help please???

thanks in advance..

A:help! computer disk hardware configuration problem

Hello.



You will have to run 3 separate startup repairs as outlined in this tutorial at the link below to Windows 7 to recreate the boot files back to the Windows 7 partition and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Such window appears now when system starts. "Hardware change has been made , reset your computer for applying hardware change" something like that , I translated this from my native language.

pls help, I dont have ant idea how remove this, I removed one of my hardware profile on Administrator account but it not helps.

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Hi everyone!

So i just recently bought a new motherboard/cpu/memory/case.
Then i took the 2 hard drives/graphics card out of my old machine.
This machine is running fine!

I'm now trying to set up my old motherboard/computer with an old hard drive i have.
First, i had an 80 conductor problem, but i bought 2 brand new IDE cables.

Now, when i try to install windows... it freezes on the screen "Setup is inspecting your current hardware configuration..."
I've tried a couple hard drives now... but they are all old. And the same thing happens.

Could it be 3 faulty hard drives in a row?
or something else!?!

Motherboard = ECS
CPU = AMD SEMPRON
Memory = 512mb
 

A:Solved: stuck on inspecting hardware configuration!!?

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Say goodbye to those times when the maximum score that a Windows Vista PC could return was 5.9. With the introduction of Windows 7, the Windows Experience Index has evolved from 5.9 up to no less than 7.9. However, at the same time, other aspects of the WEI have not changed in the least...
Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score - The Windows Experience Index grows up - Softpedia

A:Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score

Interesting

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I am about to go with a custom builder to build the following desktop system:

System Core
Motherboard Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wireless Edition
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz, FSB1066, 4 MB L2)
Ram 4 x Corsair XMS CM2X1024-5400C4 DDR2-667 1024MB
Video Card Asus GeForce 6200 16MB Silent
Storage
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATAII
Floppy Drive NEC 3.5inch 1.44 Floppy Drive (black)
CD / DVD Plextor PX-760A 18x Dual Layer DVD+RW/-RW
Case / Cooling
Case Lian-Li PC7H+ w/ Window (black)
Power Supply Seasonic S12 Series 500W Power Supply
CPU Cooling Thermalright SI-128 Heatsink w/ 120mm Scythe Fan
Accessories
Accessories System Restore DVD (based on Acronis True Image OEM)
Services Warranty: Lifetime Labor, 1 Year Parts

Price: $2330.95 (+ shipping)

I know video card component is perhaps inadequate, but I am not a gamer. So, my thinking there is to upgrade this for Vista later. My usage is for data and processing intensive forecasting/optimization applications I myself develop in Java and/or use of statistical packages. I also plan to use if for office applications, some Macromedia and browsing.

Any comments on what's on it and what's not are most welcome! The pricing is from Puget Systems to build it. I myself am not a buider, nor was I able to find someone local enough.

Thanks a lot in advice for any wisdom you care to share!
 

A:Solved: Comments on hardware configuration/price...

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Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)


Failure using the VxD loader.

*Verified correct hardware device driver is installed.

*Uninstall and reinstall the hardware device firmware, driver, software.

*Physically (disconnect) uninstall and (reconnect) reinstall the
hardware device with proper reboot sequence.

Can anybody please post a screenshot or an index of this registry tree location in full view, default installation if possible, with that I could manually reconstruct the entries I mistakenly deleted.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

Sorry cant tell you which device it is I'm looking to resolve it's classified, thx!

A:Windows 7 64Bit Hardware Registry Configuration Information.

Uninstall and reinstall the hardware.

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Hi,

I am trying to install windows xp on my pc that have linux fedora already installed. I get the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" then my pc freezes. What should I do?

ps: I tried it with pro edition and media edition, none worked.

Thanks for the help.

A:[SOLVED] Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration

Are you installing on a separate HD, or a different partition ?

Are you formating the HD before trying to install ?

Run the HD's diagnostic utilities, downloadable from the manufacturer, to verify the HD is good.

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I am getting the below error with an xp os pc,

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."

I have read microsofts documentation on the error, but basically I cannot boot form the OS CD, that leaves two options.

1) Edit boot.ini, file (I do not where to begin)

2) Use recovery console , how do you invoke the recovery console ?

A:[SOLVED] Computer disk hardware configuration problem

Hi I am really struggling with this issue, basically I cannot boot from my recovery CD and therefore cannot begin to try any of the options suggested by MS.

Any help appreciated.

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When I boot my comp it freezes at "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration." The computer has 2 processors and 4 scsi drives if that matters. Any idea whats up?
 

A:XP hangs on Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration.

Is your PC listed on Microsoft's XP compatibility list and have you checked and installed needed BIOS updates to support XP?

If the answer is yes for both, what is the make and model of the PC and the exact error message your are receiving?
 

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I have bought a SATA HDD, to replace my old IDE drive, but cannot get it to work! I have followed the instructions in my mobo manual, but the result has been that my machine is now unusable!

I have a Jetway V600 DAP mobo, and am trying to install a Samsung Spinpoint 80gig SATA HDD, with Windows XP.

So far I have taken the following steps;

I removed old HDD and installed new drive, inserted Windows XP cd, and pressed F6 key at the system prompt for SATA driver. I inserted Floppy Disc with driver, which seemed to load ok.

System installed some files, then started to format HDD, this seemed to stop short of a full format, and system the rebooted.

Upon reboot the message "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem, could not read from selected boot disks, check boot path and disk hardware"

I don't know what to do next, please help, I'm desperate!!!!
 

A:Solved: SATA Disk Hardware Configuration problem

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My computer all of a sudden can't find my cd rom/writer. This is the error I am getting from the device manager: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19).

I have tried the trouble shooter, uninstalling reinstalling, system restore, deleting secondary controller, primary controller and all does not seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Help!

BTW - I am running my XP home edition.
 

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in t

Try this........
To restore the registry
Open Registry Editor.
Click Options, and then click Print to print these instructions. (If you are using the Help and Support Center, click Print above the topic area.) They will not be available after you shut down your computer in step 2.
Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
In the list, click Restart, and then click OK.
When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.

Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.
Caution

Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
Notes

To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Choosing Last Known Good Configuration provides a way to recover from problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware. It does not solve problems caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, Windows restores information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet only. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.
 

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I recently started having trouble with my DVD writer. this is the error I get " Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)" Everything I've researched about this message says to update my driver.  Did this even bought a new dvd player and it says the same thing.  Any suggestions? Wondering could it possible be a bad cable?  Even changed the port on the motherboard to see if it could be that in the new dvd player.
Thanks for any input.
sicissorgal54

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information

Hello scissorgal54

The Microsoft version of your exact error -
 
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)

 
If the device is a CD or DVD drive, follow the procedure in Article ID 929461 on the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192798).
• Restart the computer in Safe Mode, and then select Last Known Good Configuration. This rolls back to the most recent successful registry configuration.
 
Try this first and tell us what the result is (or seems to be)

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A:Solved: Does Win 7 require's, Minimum Hardware Configuration like Vista

There are always min requirements for any os. Here are the requirements for win 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements

In short no you cannot install with 512 of ram. Min is 1gig.
 

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Hi, Im trying to install Windows xp onto a netbook-EEE pc 1005, using flashdrive. I have tried many methods of installation, including things like wintoflash and others. I just cant get it to work. I keep gettting the error listed below.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the sleected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

I Get this error before i can select to install windows xp home edition, i see it for a split second then get this error. Could it be in the bios?

My boot device priority has my hdd to boot first which is correct.

My ide configuration has my ATA/IDE configuration set as Ehanced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot!
 

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My WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION does not start up in normal mode. I get a black screen, and have to select from two choices of windows xp home edition at the bottom of the screen to open my computer.
I've typed msconfig and selected normal mode and it still doesn't work.
Also I got this error message: windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
I'm a newbie at computers and don't understand the technical jargon. I wonder if some one could explain it in simple terms, so I could understand it.
I don't have a windows WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION CD-Rom to use recovery console. How can I fix this without a windows cd-rom?
I have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2002

A:windows could not start because of computer disk hardware configuration problem

have you put any new hdd's in, or left a usb drive/ipod/mp3 player in the pc.
otherwise your hdd might have issues,
the recovery console is downloadable and burnable but id check the first 2 options first.

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Hello all.

Today I turned on my computer and my antivirus, "avast", was not working. The recommended actions for it was to repair it, or to make sure your system is updated. I tried repairing, no luck. So I went to the windows update page through the start menu, and installed the " .net framework 3.5" update. After it was completed, my system restarted by itself. When it booted back up, I got a black screen saying "setup is checking system harware configuration", this message is up for 1-2 seconds. Then the message is gone, and I'm left with a black screen and a headache. I waited for some time, but nothing happened. I rebooted again and the same thing happened, so I decided to reboot from my Windows XP cd, and reinstall windows, but the same thing happened, except there was a "press any key to boot from cd" message. I pressed a key, but it took me to the same black screen and "setup is checking hardware configuration" message. This process was repeated at least 10 times. I tried to take out some of my RAM, 2 out of the 3, but the same thing happened.

So what could it be, corrupted HDD, RAM, is from microsoft?

Any ideas?
Thanks a loooot guys.
 

A:Black screen < setup is checking system hardware configuration

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Hi,

After Power Shutdown my system does not boot. That show the following error message.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
Then,

I try to boot the OS CD, that show the following Error message.

Boot Failure
Press any Key to Continue

I try the another system Hard Disk and DVD drive in my problem system that also show the same Error message.
Is it any hardware failure in mother board?

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 Ghz
RAM - 1 GB
Mother Board - Intel DG41RQ
Hard Disk - 500 GB Seagate
DVD - Samsung DVD RW
OS - Windows XP sp3
Anybody support me

Thank You
Ramanan

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Did you change any bios settings, update the bios or clear the CMOS before this started?

Check the mode setting for the Sata controller in the bios, is it set to AHCI/Raid or IDE(legacy)?

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I have just completed a system recovery on a Dell Insiron B130 laptop with XP Home. I used the recovery partion to put it back to factory. The first thing I usually do after a recovery of a machine this old is remove all the Junk program files and then update. After this at bootup I get a bunch of beeps (black screen with blue bar at the top) then bootup stops on this (hardware profile configuration recovery menu) there is only one profile (Profile One) and I have to hit enter because there is no timer. I have changed the timer to zero under hardware profile, there is only 1 profile listed and it is Default. After a reboot it still does the same thing. I hope someone can help.
 

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hey guys, hoping someone can help me out, having a problem with my machine.

i have a desktop running vista 64, and a laptop running xp sp3.

my sister dropped the laptop and on startup the laptop said "no operating system".

i presumed the hard drive was broke so i replaced it with a new 320gb one and tried to reinstall xp. the install errored during the xp installation and got a blue stop message. on restart xp booted and seemed to be ok for a few hours. then i got another stop message so presumed the installation was corrupted and decided to format abd re install. the hard drive wouldnt format so i took it out and put it into my 2.5 portable sata case and formatted it with my desktop. when i put it back in the laptop i couldnt install xp. the drive wasnt being read, so i decided to put it back into my portable case and formatted it again using my vista desktop.

i booted the desktop with my xp disk and when asked which drive to install xp on, chose my portable hard drive. the installation was about 35% when i went downstairs. when i got back up the vista dekstop was desplaying the following message:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

since then i cant get the vista machine to boot up, it constantly ... Read more

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Looks to me like the first priority is to save your files. Try this procedure ( Computer First Aid Using Knoppix ) - but you have to set the BIOS boot sequence to boot from CD once you have burnt the Knoppix CD.

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Hi all,

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix my computer. The problem started today and goes as follows: Whenever I try to start my machine up, it gives me the message "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem". I have tried formatting, reformatting, and doing that some more. I have tried using the command chkdsk /r in the XP recoverty console. I don't know exactly what's up with my disk. I believe I cought some sort of virus or something that modified my hd perhaps. But, anyways, I can't even install XP (Home or Professional) because after it finishes formatting and copying the necessary files to the HD, it reboots and just goes back to this same error. I am out of idea so please ANYONE'S help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem...

Try downloading the diagnostic software provided by the manufacturer of the drive - for example, Seagate provide SeaTools and Maxtor provide PowerMax - I know others do the same.

Follow the instructions carefully to run a check of the hard drive and see if this sheds any further light on the issue.

Regards,
 

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

A:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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