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Q: Not Recognizing My Hdd

I just ordered Windows Vista Beta 2 a couple days ago, and it came in the mail today. I partitioned my hard drive, adding a 40 GB partition directly after my Windows XP drive. When booting from the 32-bit DVD, there are no options in the hard drive list for where to install Vista. I'm assuming it doesn't have to correct drivers and I need to load them from an external source.I'm wonder how I would go about doing that. My hard drive model, as supplied by the manufacturer of my copmuter, is NVIDIA JBOD 372.61GUpdate: I did a google search, and found that my motherboard is the one that requires the drivers. I found this page: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_download..._x86_beta2.html which pretty much explains my exact situation. I downloaded the drivers and burned them to a CD, but when I went back into the Vista installation and Loaded Drivers, I got a message saying they weren't found on the CD.Update2: I tried putting those same driver on a USB flash drive, and got the same result. The installation wasn't able to find any drivers. Something else I shoulod note: this last time I booted from the installation DVD, I got to the "Choose where to install" screen and saw that my external HDD was on the list. The other times I had attempted to install, my external was turned off, but this time I turned it on before booting and it recognized it.Update3: I decided to install Vista through Windows XP, and not booting it from the DVD. I got up to the point where it tried to recognize my hard drive, and this time it worked. I selected the partition I had made for it, and went through the rest of the installation steps. Immediately before it began "Copying Files" an error popped up saying that some devices were missing drivers. I stopped the installation and made sure the devices on that list were all up-to-date and started installing Vista again. This time I decided to ignore the error, and continued installing. It went through the rest of the steps, but when it restarted, I got a blue screen with the error 0x0000007B (0x80804BB0, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). I force restarted my PC, and it attempted to boot into Vista again. On the next installation, I pressed F8 and was able to choose my "Old" version of Windows. Every time I try to boot my computer, I get the same blue screen, and I have to manually select Windows XP. Right now this is my biggest concern...

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Preferred Solution: Not Recognizing My Hdd

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

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

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

A: Not Recognizing My Hdd

Your MBR has become over written.. Both windows and vista have become combined... Im sorry I dont have a direct link to the program, but if you look in my fat32+linux=? topic, you'll see a link to MBRWiz, its a program that you use to reset the MBR. Alternativley.. You can use the windows xp recovery console, and use the command "fixmbr" without the quotes.
Keep in mind that this will fix your MBR to where it was when you first installed windows xp... Your best bet is to format the vista partition, and look for some tips on how to do that..

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Specs :

ASUS a8n32-SLI Deluxe Mobo
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Ver. 2002

Here's my question ... I recently added 2GB of RAM to the 2GB I already had installed . My system is showing the RAM as being there in my BIOS , but , when I run DXDIAG only 1GB is showing out of the 4GB I have installed . Is it because of the Windows version I am running and if so , what can be done ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

Kamack
 

A:RAM not recognizing

Welcome to TSG....

Windows XP will only see 3 Gb RAM and that is it. Do you have any service packs installed?
 

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For Some reason my comp is not recognizing my RAM. I have 2 256 sticks but when i right click on MY COMPUTER is says 240RAM. You can check my comp specifications at http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10079
 

A:HP not recognizing RAM

Did you just add another 256 MB module? If so, did you check if it's compatible with your mainboard (ECC, registering, parity, speed etc) ?

240 looks to me like you have an onboard graphics adapter that's taking 16 MB of RAM.
 

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I have a PC that is not recognizing a 128 mg Dimm.
The PC now has 4, 8 Mg simms. I removed the Simms and added the Dimm but I am getting a memory beep error on boot up.

I am not sure of the name of the motherboard (it has a model number of "MS5129 Ver. 1", but there is a set of dip switches next to the memory slots. Is it possible these dip switch need to be set differently to recognize the Ram?

FYI the PC is a Pentium 120
 

A:PC not recognizing RAM

You need to figure out who makes your motherboard so you can go to their website and find out what to set those dipswitches to.

If you can't find manufacturer's name search altavista or some other engine for that model number it may take a while to find the site but you should find it sooner or later.
 

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Hey guys and gals!

Well i got a tough one for you guys and I hope that you are up for the challenge. Here is the situation.

A few months ago my DVD burner was working perfectly fine. Something happened not sure as to what since I don't use them that much. I was unable to burn or play DVD's but i could play and burn audio CD's. I then proceeded to use this program that comes with the HP called either PC tune up and repair or PC Doctor. The program made me run some tests on the DVD burner which told me it was a faulty drive.

I then went out and bought a new burner. I put it in and now i'm getting the same results. When ever i try to burn somthing I get the "please insert blank disc" which i've tried many different dvd-r's and brands. also, when i installed the new burner i can't use my other cdrom as well.. the cdrom is doing the same thing.

In windows explore it recognizes the drive, but when a CD is inserted nothing comes up. It shows the drive as blank. I went into device manager and it said that they were working properly.

Also, I was using Nero and Ashampoo as my software. i deleted the DVD rom from my device manager and restarted which didn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled my burning software. I did the whole upper and lower registry thing as well. Any idea what this could be? could it be bad cable? Thanks





OS: Windows XP Home
Pooter: HP pavillion a620n
DVD burner:... Read more

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Worth checking: http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/aspisetup.cfm
 

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I have recently installed XP Professional onto my partitioned hard-drive(the other side has Win98se)but cannot seem to get it to recognize my cd drive...i have attempted to load the software for the Asus 50x cd player but to no avail...I have tried from Win98(where I had to install the OS from)and I have attempted to boot up with the player software...does not work...control panel and system information(hardware)does not show it even installed...
Anyone have any suggestions?

Also,when booting up my computer,i have the option of which OS I want to use...when I choose XP it takes a long long time to load up...I cannot find anything anywhere that would cause this ridiculously long boot up...
Win98se takes a fraction of the time...
Once again,suggestions?
thanks in advance
 

A:XP not recognizing cd

Does your motherboard have UATA Drive controllers?

If it does, then XP may not correctly function if you didn't load the drivers at the start of the installation. Also, if you're running a 3rd party controller, such as a Promise Controller, the drivers needed to be loaded during setup as well.
 

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I have an old PC that I'm hoping to install Linux onto. I removed the HDD and installed it into my DELL PC so that I could format the HDD. Once I reinstalled the HDD back into the old PC, it is not recognized. Did I miss a step or something?

It's the only HDD.
 

A:Old PC not recognizing HDD

The BIOS has to recognize before anything else. Change the settings there. You should have an option in the bios something like "HDD Detection". Since I dont know your specifics I cant offer any more advice.
 

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Trying to burn or play cd's in windows media player or any other program for that matter, the E- drive player/burner has quit recognizing any cd that is put in. Will play a cd in the D drive. Any ideas or solutions?
 

A:CD-ROM Not recognizing

You can try to run "Microsoft's Fix-It" program to automaticly remove the Drive's Upper and Lower filters. Or you can Manually delete them using these directions from MS's site.

Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Click to expand...

If that doesn't work, try uninstalling the drive from Device Manager and rebooting. Beyond that, it might just be time for a new drive.
 

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My PC is suddenly not.............Rom! I have restarted my computer but still nothing happened..even the DVD DRIVE LOGO(H - isn;t appearing. I am not good in computers so pls give me easy ans.
 

A:Not recognizing my DVD-rom

Hi

you need to remove the side of the PC with the power off and reseat the big grey cable and the little 4 wire cable,

then as the PC boots up look for the option to enter the BIOS, its a bit of a minefield for those who havent been in it but have a look around in their and see if their is anything related to secondary IDE channel and make sure its turned on.

regards
 

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I am running a HP dv9000 notebook with XP.
This morning I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows because my computer had been crashing. It works really well except for now it is running slowly. I checked the system part of the control panel and noticed it is saying that I only have 256mb of RAM installed currently.

Computer:
AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile
803 MHz (seems to fluctuate IDK if this is also part of the problem)
256 MB of RAM
Physical Address Extension.

I installed SP3 earlier and then subsequently uninstalled it thinking that was the problem. The BIOS screen and Belarc Advisor are both showing that I have 2GB Ram installed.

I have been trying things all day, none of them worked! Please help so I can get my computer back.
 

A:XP Not Recognizing Ram

check the bios for any ram settings, it can be limited there...otherwise run a memory test with a ubuntu cd (can be downloaded for free)
 

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Hey people,

Well, about 3 months ago I did a massive overhaul on my comp, upgrading everything from processor to monitor. I got 4GBs of RAM, and I know XP Pro recognizes up to 4GBs, it only shows up as 3.25, is this normal? Here are my specs.

Fatal!ty F-190HD motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
4X Kingston 667 DDR2 RAM
Thermaltake TR2-430W Power Supply
NVIDIA 8600GT 256MB

LOL, im not posting this to just show off, I have a genuine problem here...
 

A:XP Pro not recognizing all my RAM.

Is your version of XP Pro 64-bit or 32-bit?

3.2GB is the maximum amount of RAM that the x86 architecture can take (32-bit).
 

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Yesterday I removed several unused programs from my wifes laptop, (HP Pavilion zv5000). One of them was a DVD authoring program. I also ran AdWareSE, and AVG AntiSpy & Antivirus scans. When I finished I checked the device manager and noticed that the CD/DVD had a problem. The status of the drive was.

?Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)?

The drive spins, and I can boot from it. However it does not show up in 'My Computer'. Will doing a Windows XP reinstall and taking the repair option fix this? Should I try anything else first?

A:XP not recognizing CD/DVD

In my opinion i think taking the repair option should fix that... but you might also want to try using system restore and restoring your laptop back a couple of days and see if that resolves the problem... you can access this feature my clicking start> run> in the run dialog box type "msconfig" without the quotes and then you should click on the button that says "Launch System Restore" once again.. without quotes. :) good luck!

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Each time I insert any USB flash drive into my new Dell E520, it tells me:
"The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"
The same flash drive works on different PC's

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks

ee
 

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Hardware:
PC: HP Pavilion dv7
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S ATA Device
Media: Memorex DVD+R DL

Software:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Programs: DVDfab 6, AVS Video Converter 6, imgburn, Alcohol 120%, Windows DVD Maker

Problem: No matter which program I'm in (including "Computer") it keeps telling me there's nothing in the drive. Right on the side on my DVD drive it has a symbol saying it reads and writes DVD+R DL. I get the same result with all of the above programs. All of my drivers are up to date. It recognized a DVD+R DL disc one time, but when I tried to burn to it, DVDfab gave me an "error 122" message almost immediately after it started burning. That's the only time it has recognized a DL disc.
 

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I just bought a seagate 300 GB external HD and it was working well for the past two weeks until now. My computer does not recognize it at all. Under the safely remove hardware, I don't see it show up at all. I tried my other external HD and it work out fine. I am using window xp and service pack 2. I'm not sure wat the problem also. I tried rebooting and also my comp does not recognize it. I also tried on my friend's comp and it didn't work also.
 

A:USB not recognizing

Well, since it doesn't work on multiple computers, it's clear the failure is probably something about the drive.

Does the drive spin up when you turn it on? When you connect the USB, do you see anything in Device Manager under USB Controllers for the drive? How about any error messages? Have you tried a new USB cable?

If all else fails, send it back for warranty replacement.
 

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Windows is failing to recognize my external USB HD.

I'm running XP Pro SP2
Recently scanned with AVG and Spybot
The only programs running at the time were:
GAIM
Firefox 2.0

I've had this hard drive for 3 year and it's always worked with this computer. I was watching a movie I had stored on it and suddenly Windows decided it wouldn't recognize the drive. I've tried all 8 ports on my computer and nothing. I've also tried the ideas from this post http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...nal+hard+drive
and that didn't work.

A:Not recognizing USB HD

3 years is pretty long to depend on a hard drive. Dont get me wrong Ive
got 7 years outta drives. Run your diagnostics for drive, floppy boot disk
whatever. If it doesnt check out, you would suspect a bad drive. If it
does not see it at all, it may be the external usb enclosure. To eliminate
this problem take drive out of enclosure, set it to slave, on the primary
ide channel. Might work might not, depends on ntfs or a fat32 enviornment.

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Hello all.
I think this goes in this forum if not I apologize. So my cpu fan died and I replaced it. My MB is not recognizing that I made this change. I have to spam F2 to boot from windows otherwise my computer shuts down as it still thinks my fan is dead. Yes the fan is installed properly and does work)

I have gone into BIOS and saved changes and while I can restart without an issue, when I power down completely and start back up.. I get the CPU has failed message .

I really need to reinstall my OS( win 7) as its been a year since last install. I am afraid to do so as I won't have a windows option in boot manager if I am reinstalling yes?

I hope I am making sense as to what my issue is)

my comp is a HPE-210y

Thank you for your time and I appreciate any help I will receive.

Ira
 

A:New CPU Fan, MB not recognizing

Did you buy an identical HP fan? If not you likely have too. Some systems like this expect the fan to spin at very precious speeds and if the replacement fan spins too slow or fast the system may not think it's working properly.

Why do need to reinstall Windows? Although to reinstall Windows you can use the built-in HP Recovery, see here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01867418
 

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I have a new build with a Lite-On Blue Ray player, it has been fine playing CD/DVD but I tried a Blu-Ray and it does not recognize. I realized I had not installed "Cyberlink BD Solution" so I tried to do so- I am unable to install it! When I try to install it (BD Solution v6) I get an install shield error 1628: failed to install...

Can anyone help with getting this thing to work? Is there something I need to do to get the software to install or is there another codec I could use to get MP to recognize Blu-Ray disks?

I already went in and changed the region setting in Windows- no help!

Running Windows 7 64bit

Thanks!

A:Blu-Ray not recognizing Blu-Ray Help!!

Just google "installshield error 1628" and search for solutions within the last one month and you can find three or four fixes for resolving it.

But before trying any of those, try to install the program as an administrator and check whether it gets you through. Open the CD Install, right click on the specific installer and "Run as Administrator".

If it does not resolve the problem, then try the other fixes.

(Incidentally I too have a Liteon iHBS112 BD writer and had installed the BD Solution on my 32bit OS. Hadn't experienced any install problems.)

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I have a HP dv6000z. It was running XP Home SP2. I did a clean install of XP Pro then took out my SP2 cd and updated that and then did all the other updates. I decided to give Vista a shot. It took with the upgrade CD that I got from HP. After Vista was up and running fine I updated my BIOS to the most recent version. Everything was still running fine.

I then decided I wanted to dual boot XP and Vista and also XP Pro 64 to give it a shot.

I popped in a new XP Pro SP2 cd that I got from my school and deleted the c: partition then divided it up into 3 partitions, 2 20 gigs and 1 25 gig and installed XP Pro SP2 on the c: partition, the 20 gig partition. Everything went fine.

I downloaded all the updates from Microsoft and then went into my computer for the first time and noticed it was only seeing 256 mb of ram. I have 2 1 gig sticks in my machine. I then decided to flash back to the old BIOS I had before I upgraded, since I dont remember checking Vista after the BIOS upgrade if it was recognizing the 2 gigs or not, but it was Vista and not XP so that might make a difference, I am not sure.

Well I flashed back and still it only says 256 and it seems that the computer is running awfully sluggish, like it only has 256 ram haha. This is weird since both sticks are greater than 256. Thanks for any help.
 

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Well I Have 4096MBytes of ram CPU-Z says so and so does my order sheet from alienware

my processor:
intel core 2 duo e4500 @ 2.2ghz

and i run vista home premium 32bit edition

but when i go to control panel i get this
any solutions or ideas to why its doing this guys ?
 

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Hi,

I have had this install of windows for about a year now. It has always recognized both HDD one 80gb and one 250gb. It recently started to not recognize the 250(backup) hdd. I know its not the IDE cables because XP doesn't recognize it sometimes but my BIOS and POST screen sees it every time. I am not sure why windows is not recognizing my second HDD. Please help.

Thank you.

A:XP not recognizing 2nd HDD

check the plug is secure into the drive
try a new cable it may have a broken wire in it which can cause the problem

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I am running Win 7 on a Intel Core I7 920 processor. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R FE motherboard. My RAM is (4) G Skill F3-16000CL9-2GBRH 2G sticks of DDR3 RAM. It says the type is PC3-10700H. When I check my system settings in windows, it says I have 8 GB installed but only 6 GB usuable. Is there any way to make it so that all of it is usable? Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Win 7 not recognizing all RAM

Greetings,

I've done a bit of research on this, it looks like the only way to enable 8Gb is to update the bios. That motherboard is now a discontinued item. Which means you might consider purchasing a newer model with more options.

You can find more information here.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3265#bios

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**UPDATE!!**

Ok, I had loaded Roxio onto this computer...not knowing any better. So I figured out that this was the issue. I took Roxio off of the machine, restarted and then bam my cd/dvd rom is back!! YEAH for me but bummer since Roxio is one of my most favorite programs..

Thanks,

Jen

Ok, so I am brand new to Vista. I have had to purchase two computers, 1 desktop and 1 laptop, in the last week and both are Vista. I have not had huge issues too much so far, everything seems really cool.....don't have trouble getting around or finding things. But I do have a major problem with the desktop.

It is not recognizing the cd/dvd rom drive!! I go into the device manager and there is the little yello "!" icon by it so I go in and try to see what is wrong with it and it says the driver is already there.

Anyone have any ideas?? I really to get the internet going on theis computer for school and I can't get the software for the wireless router adapter to go.....of course because the cd/dvd isn't being recognized now. I can say though that yesterday it was and I loaded several programs onto this machine with no problem. Now today it won't work.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Jen S.

A:Not Recognizing Cd/dvd Rom

Try the steps in this article to remove the filters that may be preventing your system from recognizing the drive. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

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Hi guys,

I am at my wit's end. I am working on a 200 MHZ Pentium machine with AT mobo, PcChips model M573 from the info that I have. I am trying to install a 128MB DIMM. The system currently has 2 16MB SIMMS with two SIMM slots available. There a total of two DIMM slots. I have tried every possible physical configuration. I can't find anything in CMOS relating to RAM specifically. I have checked the mfg website for more info. I can find no reason for this NOT to work. The system will not recognize the DIMM even if it is the only RAM in the system.

I've have combed this forum looking for any information and nothing offered so far has solved my problem. If anybody can offer any info, please do!!

This site contains some of the files I've used for reference
http://ajz.250free.com/586_M5xx/M571_M574/index.html

(the M573 links)

Thanks!
 

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I have various hard drives (each has an OS - WinXP, Vista, Win7).When I use the WinXP hd in my laptop, i can USB connect and see the Win7 hd but not the Vista hd.
When I use the Win7 hd in my laptop, I cannot see either other USB hds.

Any idea what I can do to make the other two USB visible when running Win7?

One addn piece of info ... I partitioned the WinXP and Vista into a c-drive and d-drive but left the Win7 hd as only a c-drive.

A:Recognizing a USB hd with an os

Are you plugging one HD internally and placing the other in an external enclosure to connect via USB to access files?

Generally, if you cannot see another HD then you need to enter Disk Management and assign it a drive letter in the OS you are using. So if you can't see XP/Vista while booting Win7, make sure both have a drive letter assigned in Disk managment.

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I have a Packard Bell Legend Supreme 1910, it came with 32M of RAM. I removed the 32M and installed 128M. My computer still says that I have 32M. I checked the advanced settings of msconfig and I am not limiting the size of allowable RAM.
 

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Im looking to find someone to chat with for 10min to help me troubleshoot this problem Im having with a PC I just bought. I built my own PC and am very literate but I cannot find a fix for this problem also Im clueless when it comes to AMD. It would be preferred if you have discord or something to fix this fast in 10min, but im fine with messages.
 

A:Need help with PC not recognizing GPU

The forum rules here state that all help must be given in the form of replies here in your thread.

Tell us the problem and the hardware in the PC and we will try to help.
 

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Im looking to find someone to chat with for 10min to help me troubleshoot this problem Im having with a PC I just bought. I built my own PC and am very literate but I cannot find a fix for this problem also Im clueless when it comes to AMD. It would be preferred if you have discord or something to fix this fast in 10min, but im fine with messages.
 

A:PC not recognizing GPU

The forum rules here state that all help must be given in the form of replies here in your thread.

Tell us the problem and the hardware in the PC and we will try to help.
 

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Plugging in any usb device and receive error message that Windows doesn't recognize it and has malfunctioned. Ideas please?

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My CD/RW has gone out to lunch. It appears to be fine because the power light comes on and when booting up it comes up with the message: Detecting IDE Secondary Slave etc... This is good!

However, when I put in a CD it appears to load and all, but when I try to get to it I can not find it via My Computer or Windows Explorer.

Did the driver go out the door or do I have to look somewhere else.

I just recently purchased the CD/RW drive about a month ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks Tony
 

A:Not recognizing CD/RW

Here's a good way to find out if you have a hardware problem or a driver/software one. Boot from a win98 startup disk with cdrom support, and see if the drive is detected and can read disks. If not, the drive is probably bad. Also check inside the system to make sure a cable has not come loose. If it reads ok from the boot disk driver, you probably have a problem with your Windows IDE drivers, try removing and reinstalling them, and check to see if there are any newer ones available
 

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I have a new 8.1 machine that isn't recognizing USB port items when plugged in. Is there something I can do to correct that? I have a Windows 7 machine right next to it and the same item is picked up just fine when plugged into a USB port. Thanks for any ideas. :-)

A:Not recognizing USB

Is it ALL usb? Have you checked usb / mouse keyboard? Or is it just usb flash drives and disk? Have you installed the chipset drivers for your machine? Go to the vendor support site for your machine.

You should also add your system specs to your profile if you need further help

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Hi, I have recenlty bought Samsung 850 Evo SSD to replace my 750 GB HDD on HP G6. It looks like SSD is not recognized by the BIOS. Also, i dont see an option to change SATA to AHCI in bios.  My BIOS is insideh20 Version F .37. Please help.

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I have a Dell XPS M140 with a CD/DVD drive. I'm not sure what has happened but the computer no longer recognizes when I put a CD in the drive - either a CD with data or a blank CD. It does recognize DVD's. Under My Computer the D drive says DVD-RW. I honestly don't remember if it has always said that or if I've somehow turned off the CD capability. Any help would be appreciated as I am not very technically inclined when it comes to the computer.
 

A:Not recognizing cd's

Welcome to TSG!

We can try disabling and then reinstalling the drive (not physically- just the driver). Let me know what version of Windows you have and I can give you more detailed instructions!
 

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I just bought a Maxtor DiamondMax 21 harddrive.

I installed the drive and its not displaying in 'My Computer' - I put in the XP CD and boot from disk. It found the harddrive - however it was looking for a driver diskette - so I popped in the CD that came with the harddrive and its not working - it wants a floppy but there's no information on how to make a floppy to set up the harddrive.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Not recognizing harddrive

Solved. I figured it out.

I had to initialize the driver in Drive Management.
 

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Hi All,

I have a Tecra P4 - PTS40A-02100V which will not recognise the new Hitachi 80GB disk (HTS541080G9SA00). The laptop is out of warranty and replacement disk was purchased. This is the second new disk the supplier has sent me. The supplier is an official Toshiba supplier in Australia. Customer has paid ~$400AUD for the disk, so this could be an expensive exercise.

I am able to get a vanilla Toshiba Restore to work on the PC, however our organisation uses a WinPE based PXE boot environment to kick off image and build of Windows XP. Using a generic Windows XP in our environment is not possible.

Diskpart in WinPE will not recognise the disk. Partition Magic and other popular apps will recognise the disk, others won't. I can create an NTFS partition and format. Can create basic MBR and MFT, no luck recognising. Also I can use the disk in a USB caddy in Windows XP on another PC fine.

This new disk will display the same issues in another known working P4. I see no options in BIOS to get around the issue. I have updated the BIOS to v3.20, however the result is the same.

Any clues?

A:Tecra P4 not recognizing new HDD

Hi buddy,

Just for testing: Is it possible to install Windows from Toshiba recovery disk? Have you tested this?

And interesting to know would be what the authorized service provider says about this behavior. Did you ask the guys already?

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Rather interesting problem here in that not only was the client receiving constant pop-ups (thanks to offeroptimizer.com) but also in that this problem was also reloading itself after a manual cleaning of the registry and elimination of the files. The symptoms include reloading of the "problem files" within 2 minutes of a reboot and also the inability to view files located on either a DVD-CD Drive, JumpDrive, etc. If the CD is in the drive on boot-up, it is accessible, however if you open the drive or place a different CD/JumpDrive in the computer, it WILL not read the drive and present an error of this drive is not formatted and prompt you for a formatting. The following HJT (after KRC HijackThis Analyzed):

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 2/10/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe

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A:HJT Log - Not recognizing CD/DVD & JumpDrives

Nothing suspious in that log. Is the popup issue solved? Lets take a look deeper. Each of these tools will need download and run on your clients PC and post the logs they create back here.

Download: StartDreck

Unzip to its own folder and start the program:
Press 'Config'
Press 'Mark All'

UN-Check the 'NT-Services & NT-Kernel...' boxes only:
Press 'Ok'

Press 'Save' and select the location to save the log file (default is the same folder as the application)

Post the log in this thread

Download Silent runners.Vbs http://www.silentrunners.org/
1. Make sure you have any script blocking software disabled
2. Run the program. It will take a few minutes to complete.
3. Once complete it will produce a log named ?StartupPrograms? with Your user and date in the filename. Open that txt file and posts it contents in your next post.

Download Find-qoologic.zip from my attachment here.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/show...t=31271&page=2
1. Unzip (It must be unzipped) the files to a folder on your desktop.
2. Open the qoologic folder, run qoologic.bat from there and wait for it to finish.
3. It will take awhile so wait until the dos window disappears and disk activity stops.
4. Then open the text file it created? found here c:\log.txt and paste the contents into your next post.

Download DLLCompare http://downloads.subratam.org/DllCompare.exe

Please put it in a folder on the root drive (C:\)
Click the Run locate.com button
When the scan is ... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum, and am having a problem with my computer. A couple of months ago, I copied a bounch of windows media files to DVD-RW. At that time, I tested them and they all worked fine on my computer (compaq presario V2000, windows XP). Anyway, I pulled them out today and my computer doesn't recognise them. It thinks I am inserting a blank CD into the drive, and gives me an message something like, "Blank CD - What would you like windows to do?" The icon in "my Computer" shows DVD-RW however. When I click on it, it is just blank - no files appear.

I tried the DVDs on my girlfriend's computer and they work just fine. In addition, I can play audio CD's and video DVD's (like movies you buy from the store) on my computer without any problem.

I can't think of any changes I have made to the computer since burning the DVD's, except maybe installing a printer.

Any advice would be appreciated, as I NEED the files on these DVD's for work.
 

A:DVD-RW not recognizing files

What program did you use to burn the DVDs?
 

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I am a non-techie and need help desperately.

My Dell Dimension desktop is running Win XP Media. A few days ago the mouse simply stopped working and on a reboot it did not fix it. I was using a wireless keyboard and mouse and noticed the light was not coming on on the receiver/transmitter so thought that perhaps that might be the problem

At the time I did not have another keyboard with a usb plug, my childs pc had a ps2 keyboard and i do not have a ps2 port. So I used my childs pc and my wireless keyboard and mouse work perfectly on it, including my transmitter/receiver.

The problem is obviously not with the hardware since they do work on her pc.

I did however purchase a new keyboard and mouse - usb this time.

I get the same issue.

The keyboard works fine as I am able to boot in safe mode, enter the set up etc and can move around in those screens.

As soon as it hits the XP log in screen though I am screwed, the keyboard is useless and with no mouse I am unable to click on my user name to log in.

I guess the problem is twofold;

1. how can I bypass the log in screen so I can fix the mouse problem

2. what is the mouse problem and how do I fix it?

I am a single parent with no entitlement to financial aid and because of the ages of my kids I am forced to work from home online. Having my pc up and running is vital as my childs is not good enough to run everything I need to earn a living.

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A:PC not recognizing mouse

Please do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/733929-mouse-problem.html
 

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Hello everyone,

I do not know why my Internet Explorer (ver. 6.0) will not recognize I am connected to the internet through AOL 9.0 Special Edition. I have a possible setting problem as IE will load Yahoo main page but will not go to any of the links. It shows page could not be displayed. I have Xp home edition (ver. 2002) Service Pack 2. I need to use IE as I have to use authorware. Authorware says it is not supported by AOL. I need this to complete some online training that utilizes authorware. Thanks.

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I've had this problem for a while, and can't find a decent answer for it. Here's what happens:

I'm running XP home, and when I insert a disk (CD, USB, floppy, anything) Windows won't recognize it. The drive will show up in my computer, but when I click on it, it will either show as unformatted, or I will get the "Please insert a disk into drive D:" error. If I restart with the disk inserted, then all is fine, but it's more than a little annoying to have to restart everytime I change a disk.

I had a similar problem a few years back on a work computer, and the IT people told me that there was a piece of software that was superceding Windows and was reading the disk before Windows could get to it, and then Windows never saw the disk. This might be case here as well, but I don't know how to find the heirarchy of software on the computer, let alone how to change said heirarchy.

Anyone know how to do that - or have any other ideas on what might be happening?

Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Not recognizing disks

If you are saying...that Windows will not recognize any removeable media...I'd have to guezs that's a motherboard problem...since different controllers are used for the various types of media.

<<I had a similar problem a few years back on a work computer, and the IT people told me that there was a piece of software that was superceding Windows and was reading the disk before Windows could get to it, and then Windows never saw the disk. This might be case here as well, but I don't know how to find the heirarchy of software on the computer, let alone how to change said heirarchy.>>

I think that's nonsense...how can a program installed in Windows...begin before Windows does ? Maybe they were joking, I certainly hope so.

Have you taken a look...and did any research...on the errors reflected in Event Viewer?

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic40108.html

Louis

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pc was freezing up...hit restore...now i keep getting alert saying usb port not recognized. tried putting usb memory stick in each usb plug and its not showing any of the 3 drives we had.
 

A:pc not recognizing usb ports

I have a message that shows up as "One of the USB devices attached to the computer has malfunction, and window does not recognize it". Now I have unplugged and uninstalled my device on device manager and when I plug it back in again it will say hardware has been found, and then it goes back to the same problem USB not recognized. I have window XP and I have a Mp3 a sansa clip and I have tried going to tthe device manager and to see if I see the problem the only thing that I see is that it say's "Unknown device". But I went to my help and support of my conputer for infomation on how to fix the problem, but that didn't help because it say's look for a yellow marking of the item that is unknown click and unistall and reinstall again, and I did and it doesn't work. I have tried just about everything that I can think of to even doing a hardware scan changes and ran a scan and virus, adware, disk clean up and defragment and to even downloading a device that will show me that if I need to update components and it showed that I have the sansa clip on computer, but I can't find it on my computer it just say unknown device:. If you can a solution please I would gladly appreicated the help. Thank you Tinkie
 

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So I have a DELL 4400 desktop here that I picked up for free. First I was going to format the the hard drive, install the OS, run hardware scans to make sure everything checks out, then sell it. When I received the computer, it worked fine. I then formatted the drive many times. I used a program called Secure Hard Disk Eraser, then I used anther program called Dban (ran this twice). This computer came out of a doctor's office, so thats why i ran these programs a lot because I want to make it impossible, or at least, not probable that any data can be recovered.

So, i formatted the drive a few times and everything seemed fine. I shut the computer down. I then came back to the computer two days later, powered it on, and tried to boot from an XP CD I have so I could begin the installation. When I tried to g forward with the installation I was halted with this exact message:

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3."

Did I some how turn my hard disk off? I don't understand how it can't find any hard disks installed. I then opened up the computer case and physically felt the HDD to see if it was spinning and active, and it is....so it is doing something. I ... Read more

A:HDD Issues - Not recognizing the HDD

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I am trying to connect a Samsung T3 500gb external ssd.  I connect the usb 3 cable to any usb port and the drive is recognized for login using the Samsung Portable SSD T3 activation software.  Looking at the disk manager in win 7 i see the T3 drive and one partition 125mb in size.  Once i enter my password through the T3 activation software the drive disapears.  Someone help please!!!

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As the title states, Windows 7 is not reading my Galaxy GTX 470 graphics card. After I installed windows 7 (clean, new build), it deleted my cd/dvd/blue ray device drivers. Now I can't update my drivers via the disck.

How do I make it work? Thanks

A:Windows 7 not recognizing my GTX

Go to the manufacturers website and download the drivers....

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I've got an E1705 and in the Hardware Wizard I get USB to IDE Bridge when I try to use this Toshiba ext USB HDD. Any thought's, ...screamer
 

A:Dell not recognizing ext USB HDD

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Sonic DigitalMedia LE -while trying to copy- is not reading already copied dvd's, it keeps saying to insert a dvd into the drive. Aparently it will recognize cd's, and it can tell if there is a copyrighted dvd in the drive, but it pops out the already copied ones.

Any ideas?
 

A:Not recognizing copied dvd's

Well, since you shouldn't be trying to copy those copyrighted DVD's anyway, that's probably a moot point.

FYI, we don't assist in copying copy protected media here, so I'm closing this thread.
 

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