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Please help! Problems after format & fresh install - wireless adaptor problems.

Q: Please help! Problems after format & fresh install - wireless adaptor problems.

I'm fixing a friends laptop - an ancient Toshiba Equium A110-252 (PSAB2E) which was riddled with trojans and viruses and formatting was the only route.

Reinstalled with windows XP (and service packs 1-3), reinstalled the drivers for sound, touch pad etc but can't get the wireless to work!

The card doesn't show up in device manager, which I've been led to believe means it needs a bios update. I read on a website that i needed to update to a version 2.4 or later, but one doesn't seem to exist for windows XP.

I'm struggling, and would like to get this done! Any suggestions please post or email. If you could point me in the way of the correct drivers/bios updates to get it working I would be very appreciative!

Cheers guys =]

Preferred Solution: Please help! Problems after format & fresh install - wireless adaptor problems.

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: Please help! Problems after format & fresh install - wireless adaptor problems.

have you already tried to just install the wireless network driver? the driver will look for the component if its available otherwise it just wont install.


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just formatted and reinstalled windows xp professional on my pc but now when it gets to the windows loadup screen with the counter it takes ages to load up to 20 passes on the counter. before i reinstalled it took 4 passes but was having other problems, hence the reformat and install.
have tried everything i can think of bootfix, bootvis another install and a few other thing all to no avail. any help would be appreciated. cpu runs fine but it shouldnt take as long as it does to startup.

A:[SOLVED] xp bootup problems after fresh format and install

check what is in your startup folder in msconfig
untick all non microsoft and see if it boots quicker
if network is enabled and you are not using one disable it,so it does not search for it

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Hello, I recently bought a Zonet1642d for my computer. The installation went well but for some reason the network speed maxes out at 1 Mbps and web pages take minutes to load. I know this is either a problem with either the settings of the adapter or windows 7 since a laptop with a similar network card can get full speeds from the same location.
Any help is much appreciated and thank you in advance.

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I am trying to install a netgear wg511 wireless adapter on an IBM thinkpad 765d running win98se. but in the device manager theres an error. under properties for the adaptor that say's "the devise is not working because windows support for programmable pci interrupts is not enabled" that i need to enable irq steering (code29). if i click the "enable irq steering" tab and look at the properties again it says "this devise is disabled because the bios for the devise did not give it an irq (code29) you must enable the devise in the bios" the only thing i have been able to get to on started up is an easy setup screen by pressing f1 and there's no help for me in there that i can tell ... someone please help, or at least tell me it won't work so i can get some sleep : ).... thx.

ps this machine has the Texas inst. controller 1130
and this is the second card i have tried. the first one was a linksys and i thought it was a problem with the card drivers so then i got the netgear but having the same problem....

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I've got a small problem with my Netgear WG311v3 wireless network adaptor. I've looked just about everywhere under the sun to find an answer and I can't seem to find one. So I hope one of you guys can help.

So I installed the card in a spare PCI slot. I installed Windows 7 drivers for the card. After installing the drivers, I get this error message - "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". When I try to update the driver software automatically, it seems to think the software is up to date. The wireless card has no connectivity whatsoever.

But then something weird happened. I saw on another forum that someone has taken out 2GB of their 4GB of ram and it started to work. So I opened up my PC, took out 2GB of memory and left the other two in there. Alas, my wireless adaptor works.

Does anyone know why? I know it's a fairly old card; November 2003 it was released. But, I don't really like the idea of forking out more money for another card when I know this one works perfectly fine.

System specs are as follows...
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Intel DG43NB mobo
Atapi IHAS324 optical drive
4GB of ram

Any help would be appreciated,

A:Wireless Adaptor Problems

Hi win 7 32 bit will only work with around 3Gb of ram the rest is not really usefull and having it can in some cases throw up issues

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I am completely ignorant when it comes to networking. Let me try to make a long story short. I paid someone big bucks to network my XP computer to my husbands Windows Pro 2000, several month ago. The installler purchased what was needed. he bought a Belkin router and a Dynex wireless adaptor. He set it all up and on the most part it worked fine. (He seemed to be too busy to come see what was wrong.) At times the 2000 machine didn't want to hook up , but with persistance and restarts you could get it going.
Our electric was off for about an hour. At this time the 2000 machine was off. The XP was on but I imediately turned it off at the power surge strip. When power came back on, the XP could not hook up to my DSL. I called Verizon and after about 1 1/2 hours I was back on the web, but the tech was changing settings in the router. When finished we checked the 2000 pc and it would not connect, so they transferred me to a Belkin tech, which worked on it for another 45 minutes changing things. We were then asked to click on the network connections of the 2000 machine and when I did the wireless adaptor screen came up and I said it says "Dynex" and as you could guess the call was terminated because it wasn't Belkin. I understand that, but believe me I didn't now they were 2 different brands.
I didn't want to throw more money out the window to get the installer back so I decided to give it a try myself.
Well I uninstalled the Dynex and rein... Read more

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I'll keep this short!

I did a clean install of vista home premium on my Compal JFT00 over the weekend and loaded up all the drivers on the supplier's CD for this model.

Since the vista install the notebook cannot seem to find a wireless network adaptor. There's nothing listed for wireless under adaptors on the device manager however there is suddenly an 'unknown device' and when rebooting the machine is finding new hardware...an ethernet adaptor. Putting in the supplier's CD or the vista CD to find the software for this stray ethernet adaptor doesn't work and there's a 'generic marvell yukon' ethernet adaptor listed in the device manager which says it's configured correctly.

Could this unknown adaptor possibly be the wireless adaptor? If so, I'm a bit confused why installing the drivers from the CD isn't working. I've tried downloading and installing the latest Intel and Atheros WAN drivers from the compal site here. it's not worked.

Does anyone have any idea?

A:wireless network adaptor problems

Download the latest drivers. Install the chipset, then the LAN, then the WLAN. Then any other needed drivers. See if that helps.

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I'm having problems with my USB Wireless adaptor. I've had it since October when I had surgery and my dad had set up my old Dell (with WIN98 on it, but I'm not sure if its WIN98SE or just WIN98).

The one problem is that even though its in my startup items, it doesn't load on the little startup items bar on the same bar that was the quicklinks.

The last time I had it working was around the 14/15th through the evening of the 17th. I probably sohuldn't have closed the wireless icon on the day I had gotten it working cause it hadn't worked in about 3 months.
And when I try to click the icon on the desktop where my other program icons are, it refuses to load up. I've tried installing and reinstalling the software so many times. I;ve tried reinstalling the hardware (the adaptor), etc. I even tried a free trial of AceUtilities and deleted the entries that were invalid that were linked to the adaptor.
So, does anyone have a solution? I don't really want to have to call DLINK Tech support, especially if they keep me on hold or something (I read another person's trouble thread and they said they were on hold for 45 minutes - I can't afford to do that unless I have several hours free.)

A:Problems with a DLINK Wireless Adaptor - DWL-122

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So I'm having this issue with my wireless adaptor in my laptop. My OS is windows 8 if that matters and it's an HP 2000 series. The model is 2000-2b09WM and serial# 5CG2370HG2. Now for the issue I'm having, my adaptor will connect to the network but won't give me internet access, but everything else in the house works perfectly fine on the same router. I've never had this problem before and have tried all the trouble shooting steps I could think of and found on the internet. All the way down to doing a system restore and reinstalling the driver. Can someone please help?

A:Solved: wireless adaptor problems

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I am currently attempting to set up an XBOX360 wireless adaptor. I have connected an ethernet cable between my router and the XBOX and had XBOX live working successfully, however when I attempt to connect wirelessly the XBOX console fails to connect. The XBOX is set to automatically acquire IP address and DNS settings but fails. I have the option of setting them manually but do not have these 4 figure codes and assume there is some other problem as a number of friends who have installed the wireless adaptors have not encountered the same problem. I have a new computer and have never used wireless connectivity before so am wondering if it is a computer settings problem or router settings issue.


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Hello everyone,

I just bought a new Alienware computer from Dell which comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed on it. I am trying to install the BT Voyager Wireless Adapter software from my old BT Voyager 1055 USB 2.0 Adapter, which worked fine with my previous computer, but whenever I try to do so I get an error message saying 'error opening utility/setup.exe'. How do I solve this problem?

Thanks in advance.


A:Problems installing wireless adaptor software on new computer

Quote: Originally Posted by hartinj

Hello everyone,

I just bought a new Alienware computer from Dell which comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed on it. I am trying to install the BT Voyager Wireless Adapter software from my old BT Voyager 1055 USB 2.0 Adapter, which worked fine with my previous computer, but whenever I try to do so I get an error message saying 'error opening utility/setup.exe'. How do I solve this problem?

Thanks in advance.


Is setup the driver file for the USB adapter? If not you need to install a driver for it. None win 7 drivers can be used if installed in compatibility mode.

(to do that>rightclick the installer>properties>compatibility>choose OS)

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Hi, Just hit this site up from google and did a search and couldnt find what im after, but if someone knows a solution already posted. Lead the way!

Basically i've done a fresh install of win 2k pro (i tried to upgrade to XP and had a whole slew of weird problems and issues after a few days i gave up and came back to 2k Pro). And i managed to get my video and sound drivers installed straight away no issues. But when i came to install my modem drivers things started to go weird. I would get a message that the installer had an error and was being closed by windows. After a little fiddling to remove half installed drivers and then install in safe mode i decided i would install UltimateZip and then install GuildWars (i purhased online so have to download client and game files etc.) But low and behold when i try to run the guildwars setup i get a "Gw.exe has generated errors and is being shutdown by windows. You will need to restart the program."

And now any install or *.exe i run will almost always cause errors either straight away or run for a little while and then pop up this error.

Does anyone know how i can stop this happening? Im getting a new system in a month or 2 but until then i wouldnt mind being able to install a printer, or maybe play some games until the new box is sorted out.


A:Win 2k Pro fresh install - *.exe problems.


Can anyone help?

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HELP! I'm trying to install XP Pro on an older Dell machine with a new Maxtor 320GB ATA 100 drive. I connected the drive and it tests out and formats with the Maxtor sw util. I think boot the XP CD, it sees the disk, partitions it (with a 300GB partition and an 8GB partition ??). I formatted the drive (both quick and full), the XP CD installs the files, and then re-boots. When it reboots, it doesn't see the primary drive. (I did change BIOS setting). When I hit F1 to continue it gives me "Disk Read Error".

Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Or at least what is happening?

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I have a Dell inspiron mini 1010, and I used the Built in files in the I386 Folder (winnt32.exe) To reninstall Windows XP, and Now after I did all of that, I cant access anything on it. I cant set up the internet, all that is on my desktop is my recycle bin and every time I try to get to anything in the C:/ Drive I get an error.

Also a mysterious D:/ drive has appeared on my computer when I have no other drives connected, I cant access it It says "Please insert disk into drive D:/"

It is also worth noting that I dont have a cd drive (Internal or external) and that whenever I right click C:/ and go to properties It says there are 0 mb of used space and 0mb of free space on the drive. (the pie chart is compleatly blue, with 0% and 100% used space)

(I used my own product key not an illegal one)

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I don't believe you can reinstall Windows XP from within Windows XP, you will need to use a USB CD drive and disk and you will need to delete your existing Windows partition and create a new one first.

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After my dual-boot fiasco earlier, I finally copied all my data from my windows partition somewhere else, and formatted the partition clean to NTFS. I had a copy of XP lying around, so I tossed that on there, but it isn't able to load the 7 drivers.

Now, I'm attempting a fresh 7 Home Premium (what came on it) install, but, when it asks me where I want to install, it doesn't recognize my hard drive. However, it can browse my hard drive to look for the drivers. Quite frustrating. Is this "fix"able?

A:Fresh install problems

Do you make the HP Recovery Disks?

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I have problem installing xp. My laptop doesn't have the floppy drive so I cant format and partition the hard drive. Also when I fresh install then some things are not erased. How am I able to partition and format with floppy disk. What I would do is insert an old boot disk and fdisk and format it but with out the floppy i dont know what to do. Let me know.

Also if the computer crashed then how am I able to boot up even if the cd doens't boot.

A:Xp fresh install problems

If you boot from the cd, you should have all of the options to format and partition that you could ever want.

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Ok, I'ma do a complete rundown of what has gone on.

I recently built this computer for work (Athlon 64, 2 GB ram).

Upon fresh installation, I ran CleanMyPC registry cleaner because XP was freezing when the messenger came up (actually, I'm not sure what part of XP is freezing, it's when it comes up to tell you something).

It freezes when you click on the yellow text bubble that asks to activate windows. Or if it tells me it could not reconnect all network drives. That little messenger bubble is what does it. It happens with various things like that. Right clicking is also a problem.

After the computer freezes like that, sometimes when I turn it off then back on, and it will get stuck right after detecting RAM but before it detects IDE devices.

The thing is, as long as I get past the initial warnings and text boxes, it will run beautifully. I just had it rendering a 3d scene for 5 days straight.

It's only when Windows JUST starts up.

Any ideas? Could this be a MB/Bios problem? Cuz this is all after FRESH install.

Help would be majorly appreciated.

A:Fresh install problems...

I just ran a pc diagnostic tool...

It came up with 2 errors on shared files and apparently some missing "class files"? Seemed major cuz the priority was real high.

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Just fresh installed windows 7 and i face problems.
First one is i think with certificates on IE because when i go to google.com it says

There is a problem with this website's security certificate.
Click here to close this webpage.

Continue to this website (not recommended).

Next one is i can't update windows.
i get error:

Code 80072F8F
Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

This is fresh install of windows, not a single application was installed on it. First thing i did when installation finished was go to windows update, but it wasn't that easy.

Any ideas what to do?

A:Fresh Install Problems.

Hi True,
Make sure your system time is correct.


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I bought a new HP x360. As expected it comes with a slow drive loaded to the gills with bloatware. So I planned from the beginning to install a fresh copy of 8.1 on a SSD.
I used a new SSD and without doing too much reading created a bootable usb from the 8.1 upgrade with key link. Unbeknownst to me is that the win 7 machine I used (where I previously created a usb key for win 8 pro) is also a pro install that retained the previous key. It never asked for a key when creating the usb. So I ended up with a pro install on the HP laptop and I could not enable the key associated with the laptop.
Thus I started over. I tried various things to create a non-pro usb and had a lot of problems and tried various things. I ultimately succeeded in creating a x64 core 8.1 usb. Now my challenge is that I cannot see the SSD anymore. Even in diskpart I cannot see the ssd. At some point while the ssd was still available (but my install usb did not work due to wrong key) I ran diskpart with the following:
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs

Since then I could not see the ssd

I have tried the following:
Put original disk back in. Install Paragon. Clone install over to ssd. Put ssd back in laptop. "No bootable device found"

Put ssd in win 7. Run diskpart. Clean All. Convert GPT.

It is possible the problem lies in the bois. The model laptop is brand new. I updated the bios (it was 2 versions old). But HP site had no explanation of what change... Read more

A:Win 8.1 Fresh Install Problems - cannot see SSD

A lot of PC's will require that the bootable thumb drive be formatted in the FAT file system to install Windows in UEFI. The Windows 7 DVD Download Tool formats them in NTFS. It's what I use to create my install thumb drives but my laptops UEFI BIOS is fine with NTFS. The clean all command usually fixes issues like this. Deleting all the partitions usually works for me. Does the SSD show up in the BIOS? If it doesn't Windows will never see it.

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Hello there!
Okay I have a problem that I can't seem to solve.
I bought a new computer that did not come with a operating system.
So I set up windows 7 64bit. All that went smoothly.
Then when it came to driver installation the problems came.
The computer has no CD drive, so I cant install it from the cds I got with it.
Tried with wired internet connection, nothing. Missing driver
Tried putting the driver for the Ethernet thingy on an usb. Computer did not find the USB drive. Tried all ports on the machine.
Sooo, I basically need to get internet into the computer so I can setup the rest of the drivers.
Tried a wireless WiFi USB stick, but again, the computer does not find the USB's.
BUT it did find my wireless keyboard and mouse assembly? Weird.
Cannot seem to get the computer to recognize a usb memory stick.
Any ideas guys and girls?
Thanks in advance!

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I have just installed a new Hdd, Installed windows as normal. It starts sucssesfully but after a few restarts Windows will not start anymore. It simply display's an error message stating "windows cannot start because of an error in the software. please report this problem as load need DLL's for kernal"

Now I have reinstalled 3 times and reformatted each time. Each time this error comes up after a couple of restarts. (when I am installing various drivers such as Video Cards etc)

Any ideas. The HDD is brand new as I replaced the old one because of errors. (under Warranty) what are the chances that I have recieved two dodgey HDD's

A:Windows XP Fresh install problems

Hi hewso...the chances or two dodgy HDD's are pretty high. I've just had 2 sent to me which had damaged sectors and had quite a bit of space between them which I couldn't use!!

I don't think the hdd is at fault here but to rule it out, it may be an idea to download the manafacturer's diagnostic utility and then make a bootable cd from the image and run some tests on the drive.

Are the drivers you installed the right versions for your setup?

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OK i am having some major issues with my comp after i did a full wipe and started with a clean install of xp pro i cant access windows update it times out the games i play online i get dced constantly from them the computer has been freezing up which it never used to do that before when i try to watch a movie on netflix it freezes at many different loading spots and never loads the movie my internet connection is stable running a 10mb dslconnection just there seems to be soem major issues and i cant seem to fix them i have manually downloaded up to service pack 3 got most recent .net framework and silverlight java and adobe and directx 9.0 my drivers are all up to date but still just cant get things to work cant even access hotmail seems anythign that takes a slight bit of usage doesnt work anymore and it was all working before i wiped the comp i just wiped it cause i was having some trouble with the comp being a lil sluggish figured i would remove all the extra crap i dont use anymore if anyone could help or have any ideas what i can do pls let me know

A:mass problems after fresh install of xp pro

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Hi, This is my first post so I apologise if I have posted in the wrong area,

I was given a laptop that was in a bad state, it was riddled with malware, spyware and nasty viruses. I, with my rookie knowledge booted in safe mode as it was re-booting every 60 seconds. After some research on the internet I discovered the fresh install option. I found my XP disc and booted from it, I was partioning drives and installing fresh copies of XP (something that was new and exciting for me) it was all going really well before I actually finished the installation...

I started up the PC but in network connections there was nothing and in device manager several controllers were missing.

I know which ones that are installed on the laptop but I am struggling to get them working the two items are...

-Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
-Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet

I would appreciate any help,

and Thank You for your time (sorry about the essay )

Peace Y'all x

A:Fresh Install Driver Problems

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just did a fresh install finished the MSDOS portion of the setup and then restarted

then when it restarts its says press f8 to agree...
then says "loading information file setupp.ini" then it says setup could not read the cd you inserted and does not read the cd now im stuck here

waht to do

A:Windows xp fresh install problems...please help

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I am attempting to install XP 64-bit on my custom built PC to dual boot with Windows 7. I have a separate partition set up for XP, and everything installs fine, but whenever I restart and try to boot into XP again, it blue screens into a boot up loop. I've tried installing all mobo drivers, and when that didn't work, I tried installing SP2 (after clearing the partition and reinstalling). Is there any possible explanation for this?


Core i7
MSI x58 platinum SLI
6 GB DDR3 memory

A:Solved: XP Fresh install problems

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Hi All,

I have this one PC that i have not been able to keep stable. I have installed windows 7 as a fresh new install multiple times now. I have been getting BSOD of different types and i have no idea what the issue is.

I have looked around and seen that 0x00000124 is Hardware and is not a very helpful error code. I have ran Dell hardware diagnostics on a loop and no errors have been found. I have also ran Burn in test for 45 mins and it has passed that also.

The BSOD don't seem to happen when anything major is running e.g burn in test. If im just idle on a website for couple of mins and do a quick mouse movement to click the start button or any minimized windows thats when it seems to BSOD.

I am also getting windows update issues with updates failing to install - this includes Windows 7 SP1.

If anything else is required please let me know and i will do my best to provide it.

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x86
- the original installed OS on the system? No
- an OEM or full retail version? OEM - But not pre installed on system

- What is the age of system (hardware)? Dell XPS 720 H2C
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) Fresh install

Kind Regards,

A:Fresh install new problems BSOD

After typing out and posting my above post i clicked the start button and my system BSOD again.

I have uploaded a new BSOD dump.

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Hi all,

I've just reinstalled xp onto a friends PC she lent me before I give it back to her, & apparently it hasn't liked sitting under a desk doing nothing for the last 3 months as it now won't run properly.

There's 2 problems I'm having at the moment:
1. It's slow as a snail, it has 1gb ram (I added this ages ago & it worked fine) 2.4GHz processor. It takes like 5-10 minutes to get loaded & around a minute to open any windows. It took around 12hours just to finish installing XP..

2. I cannot get the mouse to move, on startup the mouse is dead center on the screen. I've got a mouse (which I know works) plugged in & it won't do anything (move/click, etc..) I've even switched on MouseKeys (to use the pointer through the numpad) & that doesn't work either!!

I've spent the last 48 hours pulling my hair out over this, I've installed the graphic card drivers as I read that can slow things done if they weren't installed correctly.

Sorry for the long post & thanks in advance to anyone who can help me here

A:Weird XP problems on fresh OS install

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I reformatted my box and installed a fresh WinXP OS from the original CD that came with the pc. It's service pack one.

Everything seemed to go well except when I went to connect to the internet. I looked in the network connections control panel, and there is no local network icon, only the IEEE connection icon. The box has an onboard ethernet connector, and was working fine for years before this new install of WinXP.

I did a god deal of searching for an answer, but so far no joy.

Can anyone help? Thanks.

A:Fresh install - network problems

Did you install the special drivers from the driver disk that came with the computer recovery disk set? These are the chipset, buss, network, video, audio and others. You can download them thru the manufacturers web site or the motherboard manufacturers web site burn them to a CD-R and then install them as I typed earlier. This should help fix your problem.

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Hello all, just got my first build assembled. Everything powered up and I got to BIOS, and I set the SATA made to AHCI. I booted from the Windows 7 (OEM) disc, and installation gets as far as the drive to install to. There are no drives showing, so I put in the CD that came with the MoBo to download the drivers. Windows tells me the drivers can't be installed, and to contact the vendor for updated drivers. Anyone else ever have this problem? BIOS recognizes the drive, so it's just a driver issue (I assume). I've tried the latest drivers from Gigabyte's website. Specs are below:

-Gigabyte GA-A75-D3H MoBo
-Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 HDD

Thanks in advance for any advice!

A:[SOLVED] Fresh install problems

Windows 7 OEM? An OEM Windows 7 DVD should be from Dell, Acer, Hp, etc.... Do you have a OEM DVD or a Windows 7 Retail DVD?

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I am fixing a computer for my friend at work. It is an HP G71 laptop. He was having troubles with it because it would freeze after a few minutes so I re-installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. This seemed to work, but lost the drivers for the wi-fi connection. I loaded those onto it and now it gives error messages when I try to open an HTTPS webpage. Also, I left it running and the screen saver did not work and it seemed to freeze at that point.
I have gotten great help here before and am hoping that someone will guide me through diagnosing the problem.

A:Fresh Windows install and still having problems

Does your Windows install include SP1? I would also download and install IE11. Try a different browser like firefox or chrome for accessing https sites.
You can download SP1 here if you cannot access Microsoft's https site.
IE 11 here

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Previous stable system:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775
MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
COOLMAX CUG-700B 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified
Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA
A couple more HDDs
NEC 16X DVD?R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM
ADATA 8 GB DDR2-800 (PC-6400) CL5 DIMM 4 x 2 GB
Syba SD-VIA-5U 5-port (4+1) USB 2.0 PCI Card, VIA Chip
Zotac ION PCI Express Graphic Card ION-GPU-A-E
EVGA 640-P2-N828-A1 GeForce 8800GTS KO 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

I have a new Intel X25M 120 GB SSD that I'd like to install the OS on. I initially tried to use Intel's Data Migration software to clone the main HDD, but this resulted in a system that hung badly. I didn't really try much to get it to work and just decided to do a clean install.

The clean install has continued to have problems. It seems like I'm having some kind of issue with drivers, but even without any of the HDDs, the extra vid card, or USB stuff connected I'm still getting hands. Especially a long 5-15 minute hang on start up before I get to the desktop. I've tried a number of fixes, but I'm not really confident about what I'm doing, and am ready to start from scratch.

Any help would be very appreciated.

A:Fresh install w/ new SSD, hangs other problems

Did you have same issues before SSD was installed?

Are you running Windows 7 x64 OEM or full retail version?

Run Driver Verifier - Driver Verifier - Windows 7 & Vista (BSOD-related)

Driver Verifier needs to run 24 hours minimum or until it BSODs your system, whichever is less. Then . . .

Provide full system info - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 & Vista

Regards. . .



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Every thing is ultra slow and this can't be right=

Total physical memory 130,352 KB
total available 12,916 KB

Total Virtual memory 441,108 KB
total available virtual 172,148 KB

I am running Win2K Pro at 930 MHZ

I just recently did a fresh format and install so it's bare bones pretty much. It use to run alot faster so am am wondering what is missing....any haps?

A:Memory Problems after fresh install

Do you really only have 128MB of Ram installed?

What Processes/Apps are running when you get these Stats???

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Came home the other day and my computer was asking to select a user. When I clicked the user name, it would restart the computer and never let me on to windows. After trying a few things to get on, the computer eventually wouldn't even let me get to the windows screen, it would come to a black screen saying hal.dll was missing, and through dos commands I couldn't even get it to recognize windows.
I decided to reformat and reinstall windows.
The first problem I had was that my local C: was only showing 4.11 gb, and it should read 200mb. I can live with this, as I found the other drive, and jsut made another disc volume labeled E: which has a total 182 gb on it.
The biggets problem I have, and the one thing I would like to get resolved is: My computer is not recognizing my internet connection. I connect through LAN, it is built into the computer, I can't slide out the LAN card. When I access Network Connections from control panel it recognizes 1394 connection, SPeed 400.0 Mbps, when I click support there is no ip address, subnet mask etc. no numbers at all.
Please see below for a rundown of my computer info the advisor program:Thanks!!

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Gateway GT4022
System Serial Number: CCH66 810 04767
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: First Internatio... Read more

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hi i just installed winxp pro on my new system and when i try to play mp3's media player 11 says loading media but dosen't do anything. i have ot use task manager to close it but when it does the program stays in the task manager. same thing happens with IE7 when i go to some pages it freezes and i have to use task manager again. is there a motherboard diagnostic i can run?

my system is:
asus m32n-sli deluxe
amd athalon 64 x2 4200+
corsair 2 gig ddr2 6400 2 i gig sticks
saphire raedon hd 3650
running winxp pro sp3

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Hello all,

I have the following setup on my second computer:-

AMD Athlon 64 - Dual Core (3.22ghz)
2.00 GB of DDR RAM
NEC 4500A DVD Writer functioning as CD Drive, DVD Drive and DVD Writer/Re-Writer
Realtek 8139D PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX Graphics Card
439gb hard disk

It's running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.

The problems I am encountering are:-

1. When the computer first boots it takes ages thinking about something once on the desktop screen before it will enable me to do anything (you have to wait a good minute - I suspect its trying to find network settings or something?) this in itself is something I can live with however I think it may be linked to problem 2.

2. I run a host computer with Windows Vista installed, connecting direct to the internet and run a crossover cable from a second network card to the problem Windows XP pc - It seems every time the XP PC is reboted it loses its interenet connection and I have to go through and do everything again - any ideas on that?

3. The main problem I am here to post about is that the Windows XP Pro SP3 PC reboots itself at random intervals - This is a completely fresh full length formatted / fresh windows xp install - I have installed NOTHING still to this moment - Not even the chipset drivers etc - yet it reboots randomly.

Things I have tried in order to stop it rebooting at random intervals:-
1. Full format & reinstall
2. Not installing anything at all
3. Reseating the RAM
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A:Problems with a fresh Windows XP install

I would get the motherboard drivers installed, can you boot into safe mode? without the computer rebooting. some things I would run are the HD diagnostics downloadable from the HD mfg website, also download and run memtest86+ on the RAM.

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Hello, all

i have rencently fitted a new ssd and installed fresh win 7 64

however on two occasions the system has halted and turned off due to a bsod hopefully someone can help

The first bsod details are

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800C1D7028
BCP3: 00000000FE200040
BCP4: 000000000100014A
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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And the second bsod details are below

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: 00000000036C98C0
BCP3: FFFFF8800376FF08
BCP4: FFFFF8800376F760
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Multiple Bsod Problems Fresh Install Win 7 64 Bit

One Related to BitLocker Drive Encryption Driver from Microsoft Corporation. One hardware.

May be bitlocker or a HD issue. I would stop using bit locker to test

BTW your drivers are not current

ElbyCDFL.sys 12/14/2006 5:22:27 PM fffff880`086be000 fffff880`086cc000 0x0000e000 0x4581c093
adpu320.sys 2/27/2007 8:04:15 PM fffff880`00c00000 fffff880`00c2f000 0x0002f000 0x45e4c6ff
SiWinAcc.sys 6/14/2007 8:02:02 PM fffff880`0156c000 fffff880`01575000 0x00009000 0x4671d6fa
SI3114.sys 4/10/2008 4:19:32 PM fffff880`012fb000 fffff880`01313000 0x00018000 0x47fe7654
Ph6xIB64.sys 4/7/2009 4:29:16 AM fffff880`08888000 fffff880`089f9580 0x00171580 0x49db0edc
How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
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Hello All,

Here's the story: It all started with my pc not rebooting. I received an error message stating somthing like this - boot cannot continue, the above file is corrupt or missing. tha above file: Boot ini file - windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

I didn't know what to do but since my computer had been running slow for the past couple of months, I decided it was time for a fresh install anyway. I have a couple of external drives and most of all my data files are kept there. So I pulled the hard drive, attached it to another computer and copied some of the stuff I kept there including some data files for my PaperPort Deluxe 8 and my program files folder.

So I put the drive back in the computer and installed a fresh copy of xp pro, went through all the updates and I still have some issues. The computer runs much better, but some of my applications will not even load on the computer & I'm using the original discs.

I comming to the understanding that formating my c drive and installing a fresh OS does not solve all of my problems. I NEED HELP!

Any suggestions?


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I'm trying to do a fresh install of WinXP Home (w/0 SP1) on to my system. I've got the RAID1 configured in bios correctly. I have Asus P5WD2 Premium Mobo and I've even got the RAID Drivers on my cd. I hit F6, load the drivers during fresh install but then i get a blue screen asking me to check my computer for viruses. I got the same problem last time when I was loading XP onto SATA..but the drivers fixed the problem that time. Anyone else ran into this problem? If loading the latest drivers wont fix it what will? Do i need to get a more updated copy of windows??

A:SATA RAID1 Problems w/ WIN XP Fresh Install

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Hi everyone!

I'm new to these forums and I really need help with vista. I have had no trouble instaling it in the past. But all of a sudden one day I chose to freshly install vista. So using the standard installation procedures and when I went to install my netgear usb wireless adapter Which used to work failed to install. I thought it was the adapter so I upgraded to a very nice d-link usb adapter...and that too failed to install. So I installed a fresh copy of so on he same drive and reformatted it and that worked just fine. So I tried reinstalling vista and of course it didn't work. So now I'm really confused and typing this on the only available Internet device which happens to be an iPod touch LOL. Does anyone have an idea as to what is going wrong? Btw I have an oem copy of vista ultimate x64 pre sp1. The netgear adapter was the wusb111 and the d-link adapter is the dwa 160.

I am very desparate!

A:Major Vista Fresh Install Problems

Hi, 737Best, and welcome to the forums.

A couple of questions: Have you downloaded the 64bit versions of the drivers for either of those NICs?

And by

fresh copy of so on he same drive

did you mean XP?

If so, is it XP 32bit or XP 64?

Have you always been installing Vista Ultimate x64? or was it Vista Ultimate 32bit before and now it is not working with X64?

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As the title says Ive Had to reinstall my xp after a virus attack, but it really did need it to.

So the install went smooth, I have chipset drivers saved on my other drive ready to go but as I'm about to run the exe setup it just opens the cmd window quick and then closes nothing happens no error message or anything, as I'm not an expert in computers I
was hoping i could get some help here.

thanks for your time reading this.

A:Solved: Chipset problems with fresh install

you need the programme you saved the drivers with, as they will be driver files not .exe installation files
or try to go to device manager start right click my comp, properties,manage, device manager, go to the item you want to install double click, driver update driver find location of your drivers you backed up

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This system was upgraded from Vista to Win7 and running fine until HDD failure.  New HDD was installed, but when trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7, I get the message: "Windows could not complete the installation.  To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.". I am able to successfully use the Vista restore disks to get an OS on the system, but it is so sloooooooow. Any suggestions?

A:Problems doing Fresh Windows 7 Install on M7790y

BRSING... You might try the advice in the  answers here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-could-not-complet... I recommend starting with the first page, reading the information there, and then moving to the last page and work backwards for ideas.  You may want to first try the idea about changing the BIOS setting from AHCI to SATA mode for the system hard drive.  This seems easy enough to try and then also undo. This information may work for you, although I am not familiar with the source.  The video could be helpful: https://www.howisolve.com/windows-could-not-complete-the-installation-solved/ Please post back the results.  I think the video is the way to go for this issue, and hopefully it will resolve the issue.  If you add a password, remember to write it down so you don't forget it...

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I recently completed a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro.

I had a windows update problem, most specifically with Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3185611) - Error 0x80004005.

I eventually was able to download it form Windows Catalog, and install it manually. Windows Update indicates I am up to date, but a problem was never resolved.

Since I first did the install, I noticed that under Settings > Personalization > Start, two settings were missing: "Show More Tiles" and "Occasionally Show Suggestions in Start"

Also, while I can extend my start menu to the normal width (tho not as wide as with the benefit of the "Show More Tiles" setting), I can only add tiles "three wide", as shown in the attachment.

From what I understand, Show More Tiles was added back in the November 2015, 1511 cumulative update, but I don't know what, if any, the problem getting the updates had to do with it.

Could any of my notification settings be affecting this?

A:Start up menu problems aftter fresh install

Hi, what's your current build number?
(Windows key + R, type winver)

I'm using latest 1607 anniversary - bear in mind MS keeps making changes to the start menu (yet another reason I never use it personally!).

Your 2nd screenshot does show 'show more tiles'. This is what I have:

Some differences suggest you have an older version of Windows.
If you have build 1511, upgrading could deal with any issues, assuming no new ones appear- as some have found!

Current tile size options appear to be based on x2. (I recall when x3 was available).

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Sort of background story...
I have this IBM x40 laptop with no cd drive that I am trying to install windows on. Its model 2386 with 1280mb 1.3ghz cpu.

I pulled the HDD out and I used a IDE to laptop IDE adapter and installed windows 7 from my desktop.
It worked and worked fine on the laptop but none of the drivers on lenovos website work and the usb ports did not work so...
I put the HDD back in my desktop and reformatted the HDD then re installed windows xp professional.

Now here is where the problem is.
I booted up xp on my desktop from the laptops HDD and it works fine. After I pulled it out of the desktop and installed back into the laptop it gets a BSOD right after it POSTs.
It says something about check HDD type /f or something I cant read it because it drops away so fast.
It just goes to restart and does same thing over and over.
I reset the bio settings back to default and it did nothing.
It might be some sort of registry issue?
Also is there any other way maybe to install windows with out a cd besides pulling the HDD?

I downloaded some drivers from lenovos site and installed them on my desktop to the laptops. I am posting this from the laptop HDD so right after this Ill put my desktop back together and put the HDD back in the laptop and go from there.

A:BSOD on startup fresh xp install + Complicated problems

Ok back on regular desktop HDD now with laptop runing

It BSOD right at windows xp load screen like as soon as it pops up
It says a problem has been detected and windows is shutting down to prevent damage to your compyter
Then something about if this is the first time seeing this restart computer
Check or remove one or more of your hardrives
Run CHCKDSK or something along those lines
Then is says technical info

Stop 0x0000007B then in brackets

Took me like 10 mins of watching it to read any of it because it just flashes for a second

I looked around a little on google and I think its a driver issue.
Anyone know what drivers would be most important to install?
I think it might be AHCI drivers or something

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ive just recently installed win7 ultimate 64bit on an Acer Aspire f5-572g-70fj laptop. the problem is that the atheros wireless driver and intel management engine interface simply wont install.

for the atheros wireless, after finishing installing and restating, it seems that only the Bluetooth drivers have been installed with the network controller still having the yellow triangle logo.

while the intel management engine interface setup tell me that the system doesn't meet minimal requirements.

ive personally reinstalled the atheros driver's around 4 times (with drivers from different websites) with the exact same result. the network controller will come up as having no drivers in the device manager.
(windows update cannot find them either)

the hardware ids are:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0042&SUBSYS_E09A105B&REV_30 for the network controller

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_100C1025&REV_21 for the PCI Simple communication controller

i have to get the wifi working since its a laptop for school use :/

any help would be appreciated.

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I recently completed a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro.

I had a windows update problem, most specifically with Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3185611) - Error 0x80004005.

I eventually was able to download it form Windows Catalog, and install it manually. Windows Update indicates I am up to date, but a problem was never resolved.

Since I first did the install, I noticed that under Settings > Personalization > Start, two settings were missing: "Show More Tiles" and "Occasionally Show Suggestions in Start"

Also, while I can extend my start menu to the normal width (tho not as wide as with the benefit of the "Show More Tiles" setting), I can only add tiles "three wide", as shown in the attachment.

From what I understand, Show More Tiles was added back in the November 2015, 1511 cumulative update, but I don't know what, if any, the problem getting the updates had to do with it.

Could any of my notification settings be affecting this?

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Ok, here was my previously stable system:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775
MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
COOLMAX CUG-700B 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified
Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA
NEC 16X DVD?R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM
ADATA 8 GB DDR2-800 (PC-6400) CL5 DIMM 4 x 2 GB
Syba SD-VIA-5U 5-port (4+1) USB 2.0 PCI Card, VIA Chip
Zotac ION PCI Express Graphic Card ION-GPU-A-E
EVGA 640-P2-N828-A1 GeForce 8800GTS KO 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

I got a shiny new Intel X25M 120 GB SSD and it has been causing me all sorts of problems. I initially tried to use Intel's Data Migration software to clone the main HDD, but this resulted in a system that hung and crashed badly. I didn't really try much to get it to work and just decided to do a clean install.

To facilitate the clean install, I took out all the USB devices, the extra video card, the PCI-e USB hub, and all the HDDs. The install worked ok, but I think it would still take a few minutes to get to the desktop, which was disappointing. Reinstalling the hardware has made things bad. I can get to the desktop somewhat stably, but it might take 30 minutes. I've been messing around with it for awhile, uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, tried resetting the BIOS settings, disabled legacy USB in BIOS. I've tried some other stuff and had some other problems, but I can't r... Read more

A:Fresh Install, lots of problems, hangs/crashes

Hello NU Star, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you want to try another clean install, disconnect everything, all HDDs, USB peripherals, leave only a single monitor and the mouse & k/b all except the SSD and connect that to the #1 SATA port of the mobo.

Use diskpart to do a complete wipe of the SSD, then after the install finishes reconnect things back one at a time with plenty of restarts to let Windows absorb the changes to the system.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive. Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additi... Read more

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