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Q: windows 8 installation we couldnt find any drive

hi , i recently installed mac os hackintosh on my laptop , i format my hdd to mac os journaled so that mac os can work, but then i wanted to go back to windows , so when i put my windows installation dvd to install it , it says :
we couldnt find any drives ,load your driver and continue , i need help i cant install my windows .

my pc:

hp pavillion dv6 7080se
my hdd brand is toshiba ..

Preferred Solution: windows 8 installation we couldnt find any drive

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: windows 8 installation we couldnt find any drive

that is because windows does not understand the mac os journaled file system you need to go into the mac installer and then when it says to continue or pick disc go into disc utility at the top and format your drive as one partition and pick ms fat as the file system to do it as then in the windows installer you can delete and resize as you need. in the pics in options you want guid not master boot record since its windows 8.

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In windows xp you can change the folder type e.g. documents,, pictures, videos, music by right-clicking and clicking the customize tab.
So i started up my PC and when i click into C Drive i see that the actual C Drive has been treated as a folder and the settings have been changed so the C Drive and all subfolders (which means every folder) are being treated as a picture folder.
This is incredibly annoying. I ended just saying apply all document folder type to all subfolders but the C Drive is still treated as a picture type, Which is weird because you cant change the settings of the C Drive like you can with folders.
Anyways i ended up changing every folder as a document type folder. The next day i start up my pc and every folder including the whole C Drive have been treated as a picture type folder!!!
Any ways to fix this???
I do not want to format the PC. I was hoping maybe some registry deleting or some other program could fix this. Thx in advance

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Hi, my laptop is acting weird in the last couple days.My old OS is Win 7, everything went fine for 3 years, then this happen, windows couldnt find my wireless device, not showing in device manager, scan for hardware change didnt work. Then i reinstalled everydriver i could find in the hp driver page, okay, the Ralink device showed up in device manager. I tried restart a couple of time, nothing happen. maybe it worked. But after shutting down the laptop and in the next day it disappear again. So i thought maybe it just driver conflict or something like that, Install the new OS - Windows 10, again, it worked fairly well, until i shutdown my laptop .... Now if i try to install the Ralinkdriver, it just disappear like when you choose wrong driver for your wifi cardWifi-Card works fine for a day : CheckNew fresh OS and drivers: CheckCan somebody tell my what is going on ? P/S: Oh just found out bluetooth is acting the same as well and the wifi button is orange all time

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Hey guys!

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.

Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.

I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!

A:Unable to install windows 10 - couldnt find boot disk

If you deleted the Linux partition w/ Grub, then you can't boot. May have to clean install, or maybe if in Windows, EasyBCD can re-create the boot for you.

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Hey guys!

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I'm currently trying out Windows 10, but I'm getting an error which I believe is due to my previous dual-boot consisting of Windows 7 + Antergos w/ Grub. (My friend installed this for me, so I'm not very familiar with this stuff.

Before I began the install, I went to windows disk manager and deleted then extended the partition that had Linux on it. When I went to install Win10, it keeps giving me errors that it could not create a partition and upon further inspection, the specific error is that it could not find the boot drive.

I've been at this for quite a while now, and any help would be appreciated!

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Hi there was wondering if anyone could help me.

I bought a new custom PC from ebay, a shop called FreshTech Solutions, so when it arrived I tried installing Windows 7 Home Premium (came with it). Obviously I need to do a custom install, as I'm not upgrading from anything, but when I get to the screen where it asks where I would like to install Windows 7, nothing is listed. I've tried loading from the disc that came with the motherboard, the Windows 7 CD itself, even the C drive (said it needed to format it, but couldn't).

I don't really know much about custom computers so was wondering if anyone could help me?

I have this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140816631147?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_6177wt_1186

The motherboard is a Gigabyte Z77-DS3H.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 Installation Help - cannot find hard drive

Hi and welcome to Bleeping computer.

Please go to the BIOS and see if the hard drive is detected if not please follow the below instructions. In order to go to the BIOS press F2 or del key during startup.

Sometime not often components can get loose during shipping, Make sure the Hard drive is physically in the connector Data and Power.

If you have a anti-static wrist strap please put it on if you don't make sure you are grounded.

1. Open the case
1b. Make sure that your grounded first by touching the chasis or the metal on the power supply
1c. check the connections to the hard drive.

and than try again with the install.

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Hi all, I joined the forum because I?ve been going around in circles trying to fix my computer. Apologies for huge first post. The post by "aristotletalks" about 3/4 down page 1 of this thread sums up most of the pages I've read and things I've attempted: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3457b4a?page=1

I?m running:
Windows 8.1
Toshiba Satellite C55A-5300 (pre-installed Win 8 - no install DVD)
Intel Celeron 1.8 GHz
500 GB HDD

I?ll try to be succinct: I can?t boot my machine except with the Recovery USB I created from MS website, and when I do that I can?t get to System Restore points or Refresh because the ?hard disk where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock and try again.? I?ve spent about 12 hours the last couple days on all kinds of forums reading about this and think I?m just going in circles at this point. I?d really like to recover the data off the drive because my backup HD also just failed this week. I?ve tried:

EasyRE software (https://neosmart.net/EasyRE/) ? it says none of the drives are active or mountable

I ran chkdsk and it was estimating it?d take 60+ days to complete!? (I stopped it). C: was showing up fine.

I?ve run various diskpart commands and have been able to see the hard disk and that it?s ?Healthy?, so it looks like the drive is noticed, but it is not "active". When I tried selecting it and setting to "active" the message showed that "disk is not a fixed MBR disk".

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A:Hard drive locked - cannot find Windows installation

hard disk where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock and try again

Had the same thing happen to me, also windows 8.1.
the drive is toast
got a new drive and imaged the drive with a recent image that I had, all is back to normal

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Hi guys, i'm hoping someone can help.
I've recently bought a brand new Toshiba Satellite pro L650 running Windows 7
After a few weeks, things started to get really slow. Then I woke up one morning to discover it stuck on the first screen when I turn it on.
I thought I had a virus, so then decided to do a full re-format and re-install windows. After I formatted the correct partition, I went to install Windows 7 again
Only for it to say "windows could not detect a disc drive"
it asks me to install drivers for the hard-drive, which I can't seem to find.
it's a sata hard-drive (TOSHIBA MK6465GSX) I think is the model number.
I can not find the hard-drive drivers anywhere.

The other strange thing, is every now and then, it finds the hard-drive, but states that windows can not install onto that drive (even when I format it, try to add a partition and so forth)

I have been into bios, I don't really know a great deal of what I am looking at, but it sometimes states my hard-drive is there, and other times it does not.
I am so desperate to get this fixed. Does anyone have any ideas?
I live pretty remotely so taking it back and getting it fixed is not ideal.. but maybe necessary.
Thanks in anticipation..

- Gavin.

A:Can't find hard drive during installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi gav
It sounds like a hard drive problem. Try this switch of the laptop and remove the battery then remove the hard drive, then replace hard drive battery and switch on your laptop.

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I am trying to load our company image on a new Dell 3410 win an ssd hard drive.  It currently has win 10 home. the installer gets to the point of which image to install, I click the correct 64 bit win enterprise version, and it cannot find the drive. 
I search for the drivers on the USB with the image as well as the drive I am targeting, but keep getting a select the driver to install option and No signed device drivers were found. 
I did not see  drivers on the MS download site for the 3410.   any idea where to find them?

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When I Am Installing Windows Fundamentals , Just after it asks me what type of installation I want (typical) it shows an error that it cannot find a hard-drive, I have just used DBAN on my computer and the installation is booting from USB Drive. Any Help Would be amazing.



A:Windows Fundamentals Installation - Cannot Find Hard-Drive? Error

Sounds like you need to feed [hit f6] install the driver for the drive controller. Most likely you have a sata drive and xp was released before sata existed.

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i jsut used HijackThis to delete a probalem i read about earlier in the forums that i had. THe one where when oy uboot up it says 'could not find System32.exe" Below is my boot log, could you check it out for anything else thats evil...thanks a toN!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:11:50 PM, on 9/20/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NvMixerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera7\opera.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Noah Young\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
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A:Couldnt find System32.exe

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mic volume....thats the error im getting when i try to do the voice setup on counter strike(v 1.5). how do i fix this???

A:Error!! couldnt find...

have you got your mic all set up in windows?


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i installed win xp home after formating my harddrive and no matter waht i do it reboots and gives me

could't open drive multi(0)disk(0) rdisk(0)partition(1)
ntldr: couln't open drive multi(0)disk(0) rdisk(0)partition(1)

what is the malfunction how do i fix it

A:couldnt find ntldr

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i brought a brand new e5200 and a friend gave me a copy of vista black edition to put on it,well next day he tells me his anti virus has flaged about 18 things so i thought off that can go but i couldnt get anything else like xp to go on the thing just wont boot so he took my hard drives and formatted them and gave me them back so now i am trying to do a fresh install but vista says cdboot couldnt find ntldr also when i tryed again bootmanager couldnt find so i tryed xp same thing 5 mins into new install i get file\i386\nlkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded the error is 14 and so on. my mate thinks the virus has got into my bios and says to order a new bios chip i just dont know anyway i put one of the hard drives into my friends pc to try and install xp that way but that also wouldnt work do i need a new bios chip or could the problem be to do with the harddrives please help thanks guys

A:couldnt find bootmanager

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Just got a new samsung 80 gig drive in a box that is runnning iwill Award BIOS.

I put the XP cd in and when it trys to load the CD it comes up with an error.

CDBOOT: couldnt find NTLDR.

The CD is brand new.

The CD-ROM drive jumper setting is on cable select.
In BIOS it is on mode 3 ( whatever that means) Auto detect

As for the HDD, its on auto detect and LBA, UDMA 33, Master.

I went in BIOS and I cant see anything wrong, the cdrom is the first boot device. Any suggestions?

A:CDBOOT: couldnt find NTLDR

Any suggestions?

Im dying here, throw me a freakin bone.

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i have a huge problem with the system properties... where do i say that ? which section of this site

A:[SOLVED] couldnt find a section for this

Hi there and welcome to the forum.
As you are running XP, the Windows XP support fourm in Microsoft Support would be the best place to start. Give details of your system and the problems you are having.

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I am using Windows 7, but this question actually doesnt pertain to Win 7, I was curious if I could burn MP3's or music to DVD-R's and have it play in a CD player in my car or little boom box???? Is there a particular program or some way of converting or specific burning software?? Appreciate your responses!!

A:Couldnt Find an Appropiate Place for This

Car audio as far as I know only plays CD-R, not DVDs.

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hi, Windows XP has been loaded on my T400. When i launhed the Lenovo System Toolbox, it says that i sould reinstall the driver of these two components 'PCI Simple Communications Controller' and 'Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus'. When i launched the System Update, it doesnt show any required driver or update to load. And, i look for these drivers on Lenovo Website but i couldnt find anything. How can i fix my problem? Thanks.........  moderator note: type added.Message Edited by Agotthelf on 29-03-2009 09:48 AM

A:T400: I couldnt find the modem driver for XP

Same problem here - can't find the drivers for the same two devices

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well, i have a 4th gen 20gb Ipod. its working great.
however, ocasionally, i get these set of beeps which kinda scares me to death and i wonder whats wrong.

basically these are 6 beeps one after the other.
its like "2 1 2 1 2 1" where 2 is a little higher pitch than 1.
its at a tempo of bout 60bpm.
well... i think i've said enough bout the beep.
please help if u can.
thanks a bunch

A:couldnt find a better forum for this - iPod Issue Maybe??

this belongs in "other hardware", another TS board. you will recieve help there

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I have spent hours trying to figure this problem on my own without any luck
We have 2 computers mine works fine, but my brothers is not able to connect to the internet with any program even though his wireless activity shows excellent.
I have scanned with avast and malwarebytes, nothing is found.
I have tried pinging google.com and it works
The only thing that shows up when troubleshooting is "Remote device or resource wont allow access to connection"
Please help
Thank you

A:Cant access internet couldnt find solution on my own

Downloadmini toolboxCheckmark following boxes: Flush DNSReport IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.

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I am having a PC with P4 processor,Mercury Board, 512 MB DDR RAM (Single Chip). this was working fine for me for the past 3 years. Suddenly one day there came a no Display issue and when narrowed it, I found the RAM to be the Problem creator. I changed the RAM and the system is working fine.

Just to ensure failure of RAM, I tested that in other PCs

But the Older RAM is working fine on other PCs (Intel D845GVSR Board) and I tested that in other PCs too and that was working fine. Just it Does not work with the Mercury Board. I want a solution to this as this problem looks very strange for me.

I badly need the Solution for this

A:Memory Issue.., Just I couldnt find the solution

the RAM perhaps is faulty and your motherboard picks it up right away. In other motherboards it may not. Faulty RAM does not always lead to boot failures. It is only when certain RAM blocks on the chips are accessed that are faulty yield errors. Flakey RAM can be difficult to diagnose without testing.

USE MEMTEST 86+ booted from a floppy to test RAM. Let it run for 7 passes.

It also possible you have a bad memory slot - though unlikely.

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hello everyone ,

Before i start, i just want to say im sorry if i posted this in the wrong place, i just dont see a forum board to ask about a complete system upgrade.

after recently planning to purchase a guitar amp ($1200), i'd a lot of money left over ($800aus), and since i'd have nothing else to fix up, ive decided to fix up my pc!

so here's my problem:

i wanna get stuff that's better than what's in my pc now, but i dont really want to go over $800(i can go a bit over, like maybe $100).

heres my pc specs :giddy: :
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
1Gig DDR-400 Dual Channel RAM
270GB Total H.D.D Space (2 Normal Primary ATA, 2 RAID Secondary ATA)
2 DVD-ROM Drives
2 CD-R-R/W Drives
Nvidia MSI Starforce FX 5700 VT2DR256
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 Rev.2.0 Motherboard
I'D rather to focus on just the motherboard, graphics card and the CPU.
The rest is fine (and yes i know the SB Live could be upgraded but it sounds fine to me, and plus I wouldnt have any money left over)

Here's what im thinking on getting:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (939 Pin) $400.00
MSI 128MB NX6600GT-TD PCI-Express $329.00
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLi $369.00

I realise i would need an extra $200 for these, but i can fork out the money somehow.

Also, please tell me would this upgrade be any good (i know it will be fast, i just want to know if it would be worth the money and if its any different to installing parts?)

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A:PC upgrade--Need Ideas (couldnt find a better place to post)

the msi k8n neo2 board would cut your costs and it gives the best performance currently available for a socket 939 based system. it uses an agp slot so you can keep your old card if desired. here it's going for about $120 (USD). read a review and see benchmarks against other 939 boards at:

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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Do you know what this file does?C:\Users\Christian\Downloads\98cvyes2.exe===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Doubl... Read more

A:Avira discovered a virus on here, it couldnt find a descibtion for it

No I do not know what that does or what it is, I really appreciate your help by the wayComboFix 12-07-20.01 - Christian 07/20/2012 3:37.3.4 - x64Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3894.2454 [GMT -4:00]Running from: c:\users\Christian\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: Avira Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}SP: Avira Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46} * Created a new restore point..((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..c:\program files (x86)\SpeedBit Video Downloader\Toolbar\tbhelper.dll..((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2012-06-20 to 2012-07-20 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..2012-07-20 07:44 . 2012-07-20 07:44 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Public\AppData\Local\temp2012-07-20 07:44 . 2012-07-20 07:44 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp2012-07-20 07:44 . 2012-07-20 07:44 -------- d-----w- c:\users\April\AppData\Local\temp2012-07-20 07:44 . 2012-07-20 07:44 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Administrator\AppData\Local\temp2012-07-15 23:50 . 2012-07-15 23:50 -------- d-----w- c:\users\April\AppData\Local\Macromedia2012-07-15 23:39 . 2012-07-15 23:39 -------- d-----w-... Read more

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OK so there already seems to be athread about the same problem I am having but i tried the solution and it said that the file could not be found here is a link to said thread, http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/941616-trojan-removal.html, and here is the OTS scan info
I did the paste fix here and it didnt work any help would be appreciated.

A:Malwarebytes anti malware couldnt find anything here is the OTS scan Files


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so i just got a new SSD but when i try to boot from the SSD i cant connect to the internet and i get messages such as Network adapter not detected/couldnt find driver for it or ethernet controller. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 16:40:42, on 12/11/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:H:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeH:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exeH:\Arquivos de programas\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exeH:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEH:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEH:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeH:\Arquivos de programas\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeH:\Arquivos de programas\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exeH:\Arquivos de programas\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeH:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEH:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEH:\Arquivos de programas\VIA\VIAudioi\HDADeck\HDeck.exeH:\Arquivos de programas\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeH:\Arquivos de progra... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Pages are opening by themselves, also, one time, a song played by it self, and i couldnt find the source.

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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Hi guys

After few issues with Vista, I decided to install XP from boot CD. I got error message of "could not find hard drive"

I completely wiped off hard drive with all data and whilst running XP installation CD, I am STILL getting error message which says "could not find hard drive"

Can someone help?

Do I need to make any changes in BIOS?

Right now my laptop is without any operating system.

A:Installation CD unable to find hard drive ??

Hi -

Re-format the HDD with KillDisk then try XP or Vista install again. Which do you want?

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

KillDisk will find some areas on the HDD that "regular" formatting does not.

Regards. . .



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i bought a student window 7 last night
i downloaded and make an image and burned it on to a dvd
how ever the problem is when i am installing window 7 .. it says i don't have or it can not find my dvd driver...

i do not understand why it needs my dvd driver when it already is using it ..
my dvd rom is a SATA and its simply just plug and play there is no driver..

does anyone know how to solve this ?

i have a window xp 32bit
and my window 7 is a 64bit

thank you

A:Window & installation cannot find CD/dvdrom drive

Sure... just extract the contents of the DVD to a spare drive/partition and run setup.exe from there.... Welcome to the forums!

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i have just installed windows xp on my old computer and no when i start my computer up it says.

couldnt open drive multi (0) disk (0) rdisk(0) partition(1)

NTLDR:couldnt open drive multi (0) disk (0) rdisk(0) partition(1)

or some times it would say a disk read error occured.

could anyone people help me to fix this problem

A:couldnt open drive

This may or may not be a hardware problem. I am not an expert at this; but "multi (0) disk (0) rdisk(0) partition(1)" refers to the NT (Windows XP) boot partition. Either the drive is bad, has bad clusters or something in the boot sector is corrupt.

When is the last time you know for sure this computer ran well and under which OS?

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one time, i attempted to transfer my files from usb to c drive of windows 2000 machine when a message popped up saying hardware not found.how can i configure this computer so that it can recognize usb memory stick ported into it.I think i need to check out device manage for usb driver installed.But how can I do it.Help from talented people out there, greatly appreciated.thanks !

A:Usb Flash Drive Couldnt Get Detected

What make is the flash drive? Yes it makes a difference. The Lexar Secured ones require a special driver for ALL computers. But, more common ones are just plug in and work.

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Hi guys, after removing avpo.exe using kapersky i wasnt able to open my c d or whatever drive there in it and on top of that everyrtime on the folder option when i enable show hidden file it won't show. help me with it pls guys thx. heres my log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:09:48 PM, on 9/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
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I tried installing Fedora 13 64 bit OS with dual booting enabled on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS. The partitions were 257 GB dedicated entirely for Windows (C: Drive) and the remaining 50 GB was allocated for Fedora installation.

I made grub as the default bootloader handler and completed the installation. But after this I started experiencing problems. I was unable to loginto Windows, as my system started showing the blue screen whenever I tried logging into Windows..After that, I made a whole mess by doing some unwanted steps which I never had any idea of..

Now I cant view my HDD to install Windows, No drives are being displayed soon after I select the "Custom option" to install Windows.. And When I click on "Load Driver" its just showing me an X: Drive which has around 100MB capacity and has four folders. I tried System Restore and some of the other options that were present in the Windows repair option but was unsuccessful..

I am confused as to what could have happened to my HDD and I would greatly appreciate your help in recovering my HDD. ( Is there any third party utility to wipe clean my HDD??? Reformat it completely and convert the partitions into NTFS, so that I could install a copy of windows) .

My laptop model Dell N5010...RAM 4 GB..HDD 320 GB...

Thanking you....

A:Cant find HDD for Windows 7 installation...

[email protected] will completely wipe drive, it will also make data unrecoverable but it has worked for me every time. It basically gives you an empty drive.
I use the US DOD 3 Pass method and it takes between 5 to 8 hours to complete depending on the size of the drive but you can choose more or less passes.
Just install it on another machine, restart with the dead drive connected, select the dead drive and kill it.

It's a great program, good luck.

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I have seen a thread on this topic, old (312 days) and didn't report a clear solution. I intalled quite some time ago a Windows7 RC1 64 bit, which worked fine and honestly was not bad at all. Unfortunately I didn't use it for a while and now I discovered it expired, so I need a new clean istallation to do my job: find compatibility issues with WIndows 7 professional edition. I received a new DVD with activation key (i guess it must have been downloaded from MSDN) for the purpose. I'm running windows XP 32 bit right now, but can't install windows 7 because after booting from the DVD it says it can not find a suitable driver. What is this about? I can see all my 4 HDs and the 3 DVDs (one is a Blue Ray driver less than 9 months old ) 2 are sata drivers (a Plaxtor burner and the LG BDD); the 3rd one is an old Toshiba IDE DVD rom (still the faster of the 3). In the installation windows I can browse all drivers and directories, I have unzipped the X58 matheboard drivers in a directory. The installation program can load the drivers (even very very slow).... I tried to load several drivers, but I can't figure out which driver is needed; a DVD rom driver is not available, the MB drivers are not helping either, I'm stuck. I do not want to report " forget about WIndows7" again...we need to move to a 64 bit OS. Can someone help me figure out where the problem is located and find a solution?

A:windows 7 installation can not find DVD

cpy win7 files to USB and install form USB.
do you know how to create USB installation disk?

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Hi there,
I've been trying for around 6 hours today to get my new computer up and running, but I've run into a problem, my sata disk wont be located during the windows 7 installation. "No drives were found" I've turned on AHCI and I've downloaded drivers from Gigabyte's homepage, but I get the message "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation." Anyone have any ideas on what I can do?

Here is the PC spec;
-Gainward GeForce GTX 470 1280MB PhysX PCI-Express 2.0, GDDR5, 2xDVI, native-HDMI, HDCP, Graphics Plus, CUDA, 320bit
-Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, X58 Socket-1366, DDR3, ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16, Revision 2.0
-Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-930 Quad Core, 2.8Ghz, Socket 1366, 8MB, 130W, Boxed w/fan
-Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 6GB CL9 Kit w/3x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i7
-Western Digital Caviar? GreenPower™ 1TB Sata 3 Gb/s, 64MB Cache

A:Can't find my hdd during windows installation

Is the HDD seen in BIOS?

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well when i boot from my windows 7 retail upgrade disk to do a clean install, it say's it cant find the drivers or something and notes that i can take the disk out to put one in for it if i have one, or browse my hard drive but what the hell is it going on about? do i need to install windows 7 drivers on my vista system before i do a clean install of windows 7? i tried both the 64 and 32 bit disks, same error.. it happens on step 5 of Clean Install Windows 7 it doesn't show a license agreement, just the driver problem but when i use the windows 7 upgrade adviser it say's my computer can handle it as i originally thought.. what the hell is the problem? i really do appreciate your input, thanks in advance.
EDIT: well i tried it on another vista computer, it works fine! what the hell?

A:windows 7 installation cannot find drivers?

Please be specific - post the exact error message you receive. What type of hard drive do you have - is it SATA, RAID, or IDE?

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I'm at my wits end here, I've formatted one of our computers, a process I've done tons of times on various PC's but this one is giving me hell.
Everytime I install from the bootable CD, it just refuses to accept that I have a harddrive. The harddrive is Seagate 60Gb IDE, not SCSI, SATA or requires RAID drivers.
I've tried reformatting with FAT32, NTSC, or leaving it unformatted, and the damn disk refuses to believe I have a harddrive. I've tried switching from Primary Master to Cable Select.
I can access and use the disc just fine in DOS mode, partitionmagic does everything asked of it to the harddrive. Its only the windows cd that doesn't see the drive.
I've tried other harddrives as well(had a spare working tiny 3.2Gb drive lying about) and the same problem with them as well. I've also tried switching the harddrive cable with a different one.

System Specs

AMD Athlon XP 1500
MSI Socket A 462 Duron/Athlon Motherboard MS-6378
1x Harddrive (60Gb Seagate)
1x Combo Drive(DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

This is driving me nuts.

A:Windows XP Installation: Does Not Find Harddrive

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Hello, im quite new to this forum and i recently got an SSD therefore i wont to migrate my windows to it, I have a program which does this for me but when i go into my c: the "Windows" Folder is 37.7GB. But after looking on the web i noticed that most users installation size is around 10-15GBs

Note: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit.

Thanks to anyone that can answers where the installation location is.

A:Where do i find the installation folder of windows?

My complete C partition (no personal data) is 30 gigs.

It was about 18 or 20 with before I began to install applications.

My Windows directory is 16 gigs.

Not sure what the problem is unless you have a 30 gig SSD. Most of Windows does go in that Windows directory, but there are always a few other folders following an install.

You could run WinDirStat to see what is taking up the space if you are curious.

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I'll get right to it. I have a vizio all in one desktop (CA24-A2 to be exact). I purchased it with windows 7 installed on it, and i upgraded it to windows 8. I decided to return back to windows 7 because the Metro UI always crashed on me. I purchased a windows 7 disc and booted the computer off the disc. When the installation asks which drive to install it to, nothing appears. For some reason, the installation disc is not reading the drives. I've checked vizio's page, but didn't find any drivers for the hard drive. I check the Bios menu and both drives appear. I've read on other forum about changing the bios mode (AHCI,IDE), but my bios menu is very restricted, and i dont have that option available. I used MiniTool Partition wizard on a bootable cd, and it was able to see my hard drives. I added some pictures below, hopefully it helps.

On top of not reading the drives, windows 8 won't boot up now and i keep getting "bootmgr is missing" error. I would appreciate any help, I've been stuck on this for the last few days.

A:Windows Installation can't find drives.

from what I can see you are missing the system reserved partition, this is why you have this error

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When I follow the instructions to do a repair of XP SP2 (with a slipstreamed CD), after I press F8 to accept the EULA, I do NOT get the screen asking if I want to repair an existing windows installation. Instead, it asks me where I want to install XP Pro, and gives me a list of options (matching my various hard drives and partitions).

Any idea how I can get the install CD to find my existing Windows installation so I get the repair option.


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Hi all,
i want to replace my HDD to SSD. My question is how to transfer the windows license in order to proceed with a clean installation.
My PC initial came with Windows 8, and after Microsoft promo upgraded to Windows 10.
Could you please advise how to proceed?

Best Regards,
Dimitris Pilos

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Hello all.

I am currently attempting to install Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop; however, as the title states, Windows XP is having issues in finding my SATA HDD.

To my understanding, this is due to Windows XP not quite being "ready" for SATA HDDs, and so the proper controller(s)(?) wasn't implemented in the Windows XP disc.

I looked on Dell's website for such a driver, but was not able to find anything (though my search methods may have been lacking - I am not the most superb at file searching on the internet).

Is there any possible way to make it so that Windows XP SP2 can be installed on a machine that has a SATA HDD?

*NOTE: This is a clean install.
Thank you to all that offer suggestions or solutions.

A:Windows XP Cannot Find SATA HDD During Installation

Sometimes it's a matter of a BIOS setting, so take a look there. You can always restore to defaults, so trying settings will not be fatal.

Can you link to where you looked at Dell? If available, it is usually an image for a floppy. Do you have a floppy drive?

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Hello, I've a Lenovo laptop X1 Carbon.I was wondering: in case of a big issue with my Laptop like impossibility to start Windows 10,how can I make a new Windows 10 installation? Where I find my Windows 10 serial number? I found on this forum that we can go to Lenovo Center Solution > recovery but in these case you thing thatyour customer has always acces to his Windows 10 desktop, exact? Thanks for your help.

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I'm trying to run SFC /SCANNOW on Windows XP, and it's asked me to insert the Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD. I've done this, but it doesn't seem to have found it. I can get to the disc on Explorer, but it can't find it on the scan, even if I put it in prior to starting it.

The CD drive is labelled X:/ (not the Windows default of D:/) - would this make a difference? It would be very difficult to change them around, even temporarily, as D:/ has all my system files on.

A:Windows XP can't find installation CD when running SFC /SCANNOW

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Alright I'm trying to do a custom installation of windows 7 ultimate, after finding out my computer won't boot. But then it says there were no drivers found. Where do I find my drivers? There is only an X: (boot) drive as a system partition.

I have an Acer Aspire V3-551 with an AMD A8 2.8 Ghz processor with 500 GB of HDD space and 4 GB DDR3. I am have been running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my computer.


A:Can't find drivers during Windows 7 ultimate x64 installation?

Hi Andrew,

Are you talking about drivers or drives?

Windows will detect 99.9% of the appropriate drivers required for your computer to operate during installation, and install them automatically. After installation, you can install/update specific device drivers if you wish.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


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I prepared a ntfs partition on my second hard drive, big enough for W8. I also hid the other partitions of W7 so that only the new partition would be active. I started the installation CD (W8 enterprise, test version) and the list of all partitions apeared. As I choosed the prepared partition, I was surprised to see a message that: no existing system partition could be found! !! I tryed to format it, to delete it, creat again and what ever all....
I googled around and didnt find any information so i gave up and installed it normaly (without hiding the other OS). But at the end of the test version i will have to repeat this procces und I would be happy to find a solution....
Anybody has an idee???

A:Windows setup does┤nt find partition for installation

hi ,check this tutorial it might give you some info on what you did wrong or need to do to make it right ,good luck .
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Evening all,

I have just placed a 2nd hand mobo (ASRock M3A770DE) into my pc. It'ts running win 7 ultimate, all h/w is detected ok apart from the integrated network card, therefore i cannot connect to the router and onto the internet. Since win7 is not auto-detecting the integrated NIC, is their a file on the win7 disk i can point it to when i manually try to install it?

On a separate note i can connect to the net via my vaio, in case you can suggest where i can d/l a file from.

All suggestions appreciated.

A:Windows can't find network drivers for installation

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > M3A770DE > Download

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